In today's times, we hear a lot about child abuse and molestation. It's high time, we start teaching young children about 'Good Touch and Bad Touch' to help prevent more damage.
Considering the same, 5 December 2017, the aim of our Vivekananda Pathshala was to inform our children about the dangers, without causing any anxiety. We discussed about the meaning of good touch and bad touch with examples. We played an action game where they either had to cross their hands (for bad touch example) or show a wow sign (for good touch example). They felt encouraged and shared some incidents from the past. We also taught them what to do if they ever faced such a situation.
It was important to talk to them about good touch and bad touch as early as possible so that they would be equipped to understand this sensitive issue. All they needed to know was that they could trust us and that we would protect them.
Vivekananda paathshala is an integral part of JKPS community service. This inculcates the spirit of humanity. Children made Diwali cards and decorated them beautifully. This activity enhanced their aesthetic sense. The children were told that Diwali is a festival of lights. They were explained to celebrate cracker free and ecofriendly Diwali. They were explained to make colorful rangoli with dry colors and flowers.
The students of kindergarten made diyas which were distributed amongst the paathshala children.
JKPS took pride in distributing packets for Diwali containing erasers, mixtures, snacks, candles, biscuits, sweets, pencils, colors, sharpners and notebooks for paathshala children.
Not only this, another initiative which JKPS took was for daily wage workers. They were given a basket containing rice, sugar, pulses, salt, bedsheets, tea leaves, torch etc as a Diwali gift.
All these activities added a feather to the cap of JKPS in the field of service to the humanity and mankind which instilled the festivity fervour
Mahatma Gandhi never compromised on cleanliness, he gave us freedom, and we will give him a clean India. – Narendra Modi
Following the path laid by our Prime Minister, the student volunteers from JKPS family along with the students of Vivekananda Pathshala, extended hands and efforts to make India cleaner. The message of cleanliness was conveyed to various spaces through a rally conducted under the guidance of Ms. Manisha and Ms. Shubhi and the invaluable support of the student volunteers from JKPS who guided the students of Vivekananda Pathshala to take out a rally which was appreciated by all. The enthusiastic students shouted slogans to make people around aware of the role each one can play in making the dream of “Clean and Green India” come true. With placards in hands and determination in hearts, our students moved step by step making each one understand the importance and need of cleanliness. With loud and clear voices the students asked everyone to come and join them in the effort and bring about a change they want to see. By focusing on the grass root level the JKPS family aims to benefit the country to the most and put in a humble effort and realize the dream of Mahatma Gandhi at the earliest.
We, at JKPS, believe in sharing joys of festivities with everyone. This Rakshabandhan, we organized a Rakhi Making Activity for the underprivileged children on August 4, 2017. The kind hearted students of class V brought the required material like dories, silver/golden sheets and other decorative things required for the activity. Using the same, the pathshala children made rakhies and decorated them beautifully. Moreover, the children wrote few lines on Rakshabandhan and confidently shared their views in the class. The session came to an end with distribution of healthy and delicious packets of biscuits as refreshment to the students.
The Independence Day has a great importance in every citizen’s life. To celebrate 71 Independence Day in an exciting way and to tell the importance and significance of the National Flag in the life of every Indian, Flag making activity was organized for the students of Vivekananda Paathshala on Friday (11.8.17). Students made beautiful flags by cutting and pasting the origami sheets. They showed keen interest in the class and participated with full zeal and vigor. Their efforts were appreciated to complete it with full dedication. Students were told about the supreme sacrifice made by the great martyrs for the sake of freedom. It charged up the atmosphere with patriotic spirit. Registers were distributed as a gesture to motivate them to study hard and learn more in future. The session ended by singing the National Anthem.
The best way to serve God is to serve human beings. We, the staff and students of JKPS took pride in doing the activity of sandwich making for the Paathshaala children. The students of JKPS did charity by donating bread, butter, ketchup, cucumbers, tomatoes and savoury. The children of the Paathshaala were taught the importance of hygiene while making food. After washing their hands, they cut the cucumbers and tomatoes. They applied butter on the bread slices and put cucumber slices on it. They also put some savoury and decorated the sandwiches with the ketchup. We served the sandwiches amongst them which gave us immense pleasure and satisfaction. Sandwich making activity was a good learning experience for the underprivileged kids.
Work for a Cause, Not for Applause
One to help yourself and the second to help others
THE DANCE SESSION
ART AND CRAFT SESSION
SPORTS ARE FUN
The philanthropic initiative of serving the under privileged children has achieved a remarkable success.At JKPS , academic intelligence as well as mental agility and physical fitness of the young learners are considered equally important.The school organized a Sports Session for the Vivekananda Pathshala students in the school premises on February 28,2017.The students participated and enjoyed the activities like basketball,relay race,volleyball etc.The students had a refreshing experience ,thus fulfilling the learn and enjoy criteria.
Students of Vivekananda Pathshala presented a beautiful exhibition on 25 February 2017 in the Central Lawn of JKPS. They displayed items made out of waste materials. Four students gave a speech regarding their experience of being a part of Vivekananda Pathshala. They were given bedsheets as a token of love. The chief guest Mr. Paleity – CEO, C-FORE motivated them with the words of appreciation.
As an endeavour to bring smile and happiness on the faces of Vivekanand Pathshala students, JKPS has organised an Adventure Camp where those children can enjoy and have fun-filled activites like Tug of War, Magical Maze, River Crossing, Commando Net, Rappelling etc.
Celebrating Diwali with Vivekanand Pathshala children
Diwali is not only a festival of crackers, it is a festival of lighting lamps in everyone’s home. JKPS has proven it! Two days before Diwali, To lighten the, needy and the underprivileged people’s homes JKPS gifted the 60 students of Vivekananda Pathshala, packets containing Frooti, Biscuits, Bournvita, Small packets of namkeen and earthern lamps for Diwali.
JKPS did not forget the daily wage workers who work hard and earn a livelihood which is not sufficient. To bring smile on the faces of daily wage workers , the school gifted them packets containing rice, tea leaves, Sugar, juices etc.
The students of 9 B and 9 D conducted an art and craft session for the students of Vivekananda Pathshala on tuesday 21,Feb 2017. The class was conducted under the guidance of Mrs. Poonam Kalra and Mrs. Sonia Verma. The pieces of art were a mobile made by origami, pen holder using bangles, hand puppets using old socks, and flowers made up with tissue papers.The session lasted for an hour but the children carried with them the skills for life.The sense of gratification, gift wrapped with ribbons of smile left an everlasting impression on the young Jaspalians.
To enhance the creative potential in the young minds of the Vivekananda Pathshala children a Dance session was held on March 3 , 2017 ( Friday). The session was conducted by Mrs. Suman Khanwilkar. The students were taught various mudras of dance. The children showcased their innovative skills with the foot tapping dance. The dance session was a great success as it united the participation of thirty-five students who enjoyed thoroughly. An interactive session was also held where the students were given basic knowledge of Kathak.
Vivekananda Paathshaala comes under the community outreach programme of J.K.P.S. The mission of Community outreaches to reach out the Community of less privileged by getting engaged in meaningful service activities that enrich their learning. Student leaders are the backbone of the success of Vivekananda Paathshaala programme. Students take on leadership roles for providing service to the slum children. Classes for children of economically weaker section of society living in the nearby slum areas are held on Tuesdays and Fridays in the school premises for their upliftment. Teachers and students of J.K.P.S make a team and share their knowledge with the paathshaala students. The students and teachers of J.K.P.S celebrate their birthdays by distributing sweets, chocolates, stationery items etc. Langars are organised by Jaspalians for these children. We, at J.K.P.S, always instil among our children that the two hands we are blessed with are for a noble cause i.e.
One to help yourself and the second to help others
Music is the movement of sound to reach the soul for the education of its virtue. Keeping this perspective in mind, students of Vivekananda Paathshaala, were given an opportunity to attend music class on Friday ( 07April,2017). The purpose of this class was to make them understand the essence of music better and to expand and evolve their inner world. Students were taught the song
Azaadi ki khuli hawa mein , nikle seena taan ke baalak Hindustan ke……………………………………………….
Each stanza was rehearsed repeatedly with them. Students of different age groups coordinated beautifully and were able to memorize the song too. After a session of continuous practice, students were also encouraged to sing the same song individually with confidence. They showed keen interest in the class and participated with full zeal and vigor. After all, music is the universal language of mankind and it did prove to be a platform for the students to express themselves freely and evolve as confident singers.