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Reasons why to teach children Hindi

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Hindi is spoken by around 260 million people across the globe as a native tongue, with another estimated 120 million people use Hindi as a second language in countries such as India and Nepal. So many people – from children to adults – take up a second language at some point in their lives, as they appreciate the benefits it can bring, not only by allowing you to reach out and communicate to millions of new people but also due to the cultural enrichment that language learning has. This alone could be a reason to teach children Hindi, but we do have more reasons below:

Fourth Most Spoken Language

Hindi is the mother language of the second largest populated country in the world. Therefore it has become the 04th most spoken language after English, Chinese & Spanish. This is the most important reason why to teach your children Hindi.

Useful for Communication all Over India & Neighbouring Countries

Hindi is the second language of almost the whole of the Indian Sub-Continent. This would be really helpful for children to establish communications with others in the region. Also, Hindi has a vast history with it. The kids can enjoy that too.

Hindi is a Phonetic Language

Unlike English, Hindi is a phonetic language. That means the words in Hindi are pronounced as they are written. This could be a new experience for English Speaking Children. This can be a real advantage when learning a language, as it makes picking up new words and developing your vocabulary much easier.

They could enjoy the Indian Culture more Deeply

As most of the people in India speak Hindi, the kids can enjoy the different cultures in India more deeply. They could communicate with almost all people in India & nearby countries & could understand them more broadly.

Indian Women Pioneers in Science & Technology

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Indian Women in Science & Technology

Indian Women have been pioneers in Science & Technology, since the start of recorded history. We at Aparnaa World School salute all the women who have dedicated their lives to science & technology.

Edavaleth Kakkat Janaki Ammal (1897-1984)

Indian Women in Science & technology

Janaki Ammal was born in the year 1897, in Tellichery, Kerala, in a cultured middle-class family. Her father was a sub-judge in what was then the Madras Presidency. She had six brothers and five sisters. After schooling in Tellichery, she moved to Madras where she obtained the bachelor’s degree from Queen Mary’s College, and an honours degree in Botany from Presidency College in 1921.

She lived up to her own definition of greatness which combined virtue in life and passion in the pursuit of her science. There is thus much for us to emulate in her life and work.

B Vijayalakshmi (1952-1985)

Indian Women in Science & Technology

Born into a conservative family, she obtained her Masters from Seethalakshmi Ramaswami CollegeTiruchirapalli in 1974 and joined the Department of Theoretical Physics. In 1982, she completed a Ph.D from Madras University, and soon met and married T. Jayaram.

B. Vijayalakshmi’s studies explored the topics of relativistic equations of higher spin in external electromagnetic and gravitational fields, looking for ways higher spin theories could be constructed. Soon after she worked on spinning particle in non-relativistic quantum mechanics. It was around 1978 when the Association of Research Scholars of the Madras University was formed and was contributed to by B. Vijayalakshmi. In 1980 she gave talks at the biannual High Energy Physics Symposium of the Department of Atomic Energy held at the University in Kochi. She was treated with high regard after this and respect for her studies. Although her health deteriorated due to cancer she published five publications on the relativistic wave equations in external fields and completed her requirements for Ph.D., describing large classes of relativistic equations previously unknown to the scientific community. As supersymmetry became more popular her work shifted and she wrote two papers on the topic. For more than two more years B. was studying relativistic equations from different angles.

B. Vijayalakshmi died on 12 May 1985.

Sashi Kumar created a documentary about her life called “Vijayalakshmi: The Story of a Young Woman with Cancer”.

Anandibai Joshi (1865-1887)

Anandibai Gopalrao Joshi (31 March 1865 – 26 February 1887) was the first Indian female practitioner of western medicine, alongside Kadambini Ganguly. She was the first woman from the erstwhile Bombay presidency of India to study and graduate with a two-year degree in western medicine in the United States.

Originally named Yamuna, Joshi was born, raised and married in Kalyan where her family had previously been landlords before experiencing financial losses. As was the practice at that time and due to pressure from her mother, she was married at the age of nine to Gopalrao Joshi, a widower almost twenty years her senior. After marriage, Yamuna’s husband renamed her ‘Anandi’. Gopalrao Joshi worked as a postal clerk in Kalyan. Later, he was transferred to Alibag, and then, finally, to Kolkata (Calcutta). He was a progressive thinker, and, unusually for that time, supported education for women.

At the age of fourteen, Anandibai gave birth to a boy, but the child lived only for a total of ten days due to lack of medical care. This proved to be a turning point in Anandi’s life and inspired her to become a physician. After Gopalrao tried to enroll her in missionary schools and not working out, they moved to Calcutta. There she learned to read and speak Sanskrit and English.

The Institute for Research and Documentation in Social Sciences (IRDS), a non-governmental organization from Lucknow, has been awarding the Anandibai Joshi Award for Medicine in honour of her early contributions to the cause of advancing medical science in India. In addition, the Government of Maharashtra has established a fellowship in her name for young women working on women’s health. A crater on Venus has been named in her honour. The 34.3 km-diameter crater on Venus named ‘Joshee’ lies at latitude 5.5° N and longitude 288.8° E.

On 31 March 2018, Google honored her with a Google Doodle to mark her 153rd birth anniversary.

Importance of Voting in India

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Importance of Voting

Voting in India is a Constitutional right if one is a citizen over 18 years of age. But What is the importance of voting? However, that also makes it optional. It has been a tendency among voters, especially in the urban areas, to treat the voting day as a day of rest. While skipping the vote may not seem to cause any harm, the long-term consequences are disastrous.

Why Should We Vote In India?

It has become a common ritual to talk bitterly about any candidate or an elected leader of any legislative assembly or parliament. The fault-finding then comes down to the ‘System’ and how democracy is not working as it should. However, very little room has been given to ‘What the people can do’ to strengthen the democratic roots and bring about a change in the system. Just as it is the responsibility of the elected leader to fulfill the well-being of the voters, the same is the need for the people of India to contribute to choosing the correct leader for their representation.

Democracy has given people a powerful right- that is to VOTE. Voting is the fundamental basis of democracy’s ‘Of the people, for the people, and by the people’ slogan. Therefore, rather than enjoying it as a holiday, one must vote if he truly wants to contribute to the nation-building process and bring about a change. A Citizen should actually not need to find any reason to Vote. It must be done as a compulsive duty although there is no legal obligation to vote.

Every Single Vote Is Significant

Needless to say, every citizen’s vote is counted in the polling process. If the people are equally divided between two candidates, one single vote can be a game-changer and a decisive factor. We have seen in the past how one vote from an MP can decide the fall of the government. Exactly the same way, a single person’s vote can confirm the win/fall of an aspiring MP or MLA.

Origin of the Change

Apart from the protests, voting is a highly effective medium to have the change that we want in the government. Our nation has already witnessed how a non-performing government gets dethroned by the spirit of wanting a change. In recent years, there is a considerable rise in the voting percentage and people are truly loving to be the ‘Change Makers’. Isn’t it exciting that a person can choose the leader of the country right from the age of 18?

Non-choosers get NOTA

At times, it is possible that one does not want any single candidate to be elected from all who are contesting. The election commission has made a special provision of NOTA. It stands for None of The Above. Hence if none of the candidates fit into your criteria, just hit the NOTA option and voice the opinion. The introduction of this alternative is believed to play a significant role in the future. In the late future, it may also be possible that the NOTA will decide the re-elections with fresh candidates.

A Sense of Pride

We must honor the right of voting given by the constitution of India. The youngsters are well excited to exercise their right to vote as soon as they turn 18. The feeling after having cast a vote infuses a sense of pride for being a responsible citizen. As can be witnessed from the sharing of the inked finger on social media. The trend is continuing to gain popularity amongst the youngers and the elders as well.

Gone are the days when it was required for people to motivate them to vote. The vote share for the General Election of 2014 was 8% higher than the previous election. Voter turnout in the Lok Sabha Election 2019 was 67%. The voter awareness program has become successful in its mission and the vote share continues to increase to date in many state elections. With this increasing voter turnout, we will soon reach the 80-90% golden mark.

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Guru Gobind Singh: The Fighter

 

Guru Gobind Singh: The Fighter

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Guru Gobind Singh was the tenth Sikh Guru. Also he was also a spiritual master, warrior, poet & philosopher. He is known for the battles led by him against the Mughals. He is also known to lead the Sikh Community as their 10th leader.

Early Life

Guru Gobind Singh was the only son of Guru Tegh Bahadur, the ninth Sikh guru. He was born in Patna on 22 December 1666. Also, his birth name was Gobind Rai. When Guru Tegh Bahadur was executed by Aurangzeb for refusing to convert to Islam, Gobind Rai became the tenth leader of Sikhs. 

 

After becoming the 10th leader, he got educated in literature, horse riding & archery. The life example and leadership of Guru Gobind Singh have been of historical importance to the Sikhs. Also, he institutionalized the Khalsa, who played the key role in protecting the Sikhs long after his death, such as during the nine invasions of Punjab and holy war led by Ahmad Shah Abdali from Afghanistan between 1747 and 1769.

Founder of Khalsa

Guru Gobind Singh initiated the Five K’s tradition of the Khalsa,

Kesh: uncut hair.

Kangha: a wooden comb.

Kara: an iron or steel bracelet worn on the wrist.

Kirpan: a sword or dagger.

Kacchera: short breeches.

 

He also announced a code of discipline for Khalsa warriors. Tobacco, eating ‘halal’ meat, fornication and adultery were forbidden.

Scriptures:

Guru Granth Sahib: Holy Scripture of Sikhism.

 

Dasam Granth: A scriptures that include hymns, Hindu texts, etc.

Martin Luther King Jr. (Small Biography)

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Introduction

Martin Luther King Jr. was born with the name of Michael King Jr. on 15 January. He was an American politician & activist. Martin Luther King Jr. was well known for his involvement in the US Civil Rights Movement. He believed in non-violence and was inspired by Mahatma Gandhi. 

Early Life

Martin Luther King Jr. was born Micheal King Jr. on January 15, 1929, in Georgia, United States of America. When he was young, he had a friend who was white. But, to their skin colour, both the young lads had to attend different schools. After a while, the white boy stopped meeting King Jr. stating that “we are white & you are coloured.” This hurt King Jr. and the boy went back to his parents for clarification.

 

When King’s parents got to know about the happening, they had a long discussion on slavery & racism in America. When King got to know about the hatred, violence, and oppression he started hating white people. But, his parents, being good Christians, advised him not to. As their duty was to love all human beings.

 

In High School, King was well known for his public speaking skills. He chose English & Sociology as his main subjects while at school. 

Education & Profession

In 1951, King began doctoral studies in systematic theology at Boston University. He also attended philosophy classes at Harvard University as an audit student in 1952 and ‘53. He received his Ph.D. degree on June 5, 1955. By then he was appointed as a pastor of the Dexter Avenue Baptist Church. He was 24 when he was appointed as the pastor. 

While working he met with Coretta Scott, a student of New England Conservatory of Music, and married her. He married on June 18, 1953 in his hometown.

A Life of Activism

In March 1955, Claudwttw Colvin, a fifteen year old black schoolgirl in Montgomery, stood up against racial segregation. But, this incident involved a minor, and so the incident was let go. But, nine months later, a similar incident occurred with another black woman named Rosa Parks. She was arrested because of not giving up. King initiated a movement known as the Montgomery Bus Boycott, which lasted 385 days. In this time period, his house was bombed, he was arrested and in the end the United States of America changed the law and racial segregation became illegal.

Awards & Recognitions

King Jr, had at least 50 honorary degrees from universities & colleges. At the time he was the youngest to win the Nobel Peace Prize, which was awarded to him for leading nonviolent resistance to racial prejudice in the USA.

School Reopening In Odisha: Health Safety Guide

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School Reopening in Odisha

With schools all over Odisha reopening, the health safety of the students is the first priority of every school. The schools have done their part for the safety of students. Now, what can the students and parents do to stay safe? Here are some guidelines that students can follow, for their health safety.

Clean Hands, Healthy You

Students should carry a hand sanitizer. They should clean their hands regularly. Also, the students should make sure that they do clean their hands after they touch the public surfaces. Also, touching the nose & eyes is a big No. So, the students should take care of these things when attending their classes.

The teachers have to keep an eye on the students so that they follow the ‘clean hand, healthy you’ policy.

Social Distancing is the Key

The students are encouraged to maintain social distance between them. Without the social distancing part, all the other efforts are worthless. This will be a great feat to achieve by the teachers but this has to be done.

The students are to be advised every day about it. Also, the teachers are to keep an eye on the students in their classroom. They have to make sure that the students are on the safe side.

Masks are a Must

Masks are really important. This helps in limiting the spread of the disease or other illness. The students are to be advised by the parents & their teachers to wear them.

Also, the teachers have to make sure that the students are wearing their masks at all times.

Srinivasa Ramanujan: The Man Who Knew Infinity

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The man who knew infinity
Srinivasa Ramanujan is one of the world’s greatest mathematicians, and he is known for his great work done in his field. He made many of his theories very popular in the world. This is why his principles are still used in many countries.

Early Life

He was born on December 22, 1887, in Erode, Tamil Nadu. Also, he is known for many contributions made in the theory of numbers. It is very startling for many people, but in the beginning, Ramanujan never studied mathematics. He studied mathematics and became its expert in the latter part of his education.

Srinivasa Ramanujan studied some books written by international mathematicians, and after a few years, he made many of his theories on mathematics.

Ramanujan was very poor, and he did various research only under bad circumstances, but later he was supported by Ram Chandra Rao and his clerical job, due to which he was able to learn more and invent many new studies on mathematics.

Adulthood

In 1914, he won a scholarship to England and studied hard under Godfrey. He worked hard and also invented various other theories. Ramanujan surprised every teacher with the knowledge of mathematics. Also, he never knew the modern techniques of mathematics. But, at that time he still performed better than many professors and researchers.

He invented many theories, and the most famous ones are followed: Ramanujan continuously, Mok Live work, Ramanujan estimation, Ramanujan Pradhan, Ramanujan Live ceremony, Ramanujan’s zodiac, Ramanujan’s set series, etc. He also won the companionship of the royal society.

He worked for a very short period because he was only 32 years old, but his teachings are still alive in many people’s minds and textbooks. So, this country was about Srinivasa Ramanujan, the country’s best mathematician.

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Reading Habits in Kids (Cultivate the habit)

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Cultivating reading habits in kids has become really important these days. With the growing technology, parents are in a confusion of what to do.

Here are a few key points to help you with it.

Daily Reading Time

Allotting a specific time for reading can take the effort a long way.  This, in turn, develops a habit of reading in the children. After some time the kids will do it on their own. But, at the start, you have to sit with them. This will help a lot to get reading habits in kids.

Create a Reading Space

A proper place for reading is really worth it. This will help the child to concentrate on the book. Helping them to understand the subject in more depth. Although a quiet room with some books & a study table will help.

Reading to Children

At the start, children will not be attentive in reading. So, you have to read some books with them. Let them feel & enjoy the writer’s thoughts. This will help a lot in cultivating reading habits in kids.

Trips to Libraries

Sitting & reading at a library is a beautiful experience. Kids should get to feel that. So take them to libraries. Let them sit down and read something. With them, you can read something too.

Reading Freedom

The children should be able to read whatever they feel like. It’s a big no-no to tell them what to read. This in turn will discourage them from reading. So, it’s a must to develop good reading habits in children.

Make the kids relate

Now reading a lot & not relating to any of it won’t help. Make the children relate to the writer’s thoughts. Show them the thoughts in day to day life. This will make them interested in reading more & living it.

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Importance of Education (How to Teach Children)

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Teaching the importance of education to the children is really necessary. They should realize the importance of education. We can do that in many ways, the following being the important ones.

Practicals

Practicals are an important part of life. A practical session of any subject can make the importance of the subject clear. So, ask them to use their education in solving day to day problems. Like you can ask them to help you out in calculations, teaching them the importance of mathematics. Similarly, doing small experiments in houses can trigger their interest in science. Also, asking them quizzes on different topics can be of help.

Reading

Reading is a way to gain information from throughout the world. There are millions of books with billions of ideas in them. One can ask children to inculcate the habit of reading. This, in turn, will increase their concentration and understand of the knowledge given in the books. Only asking the child to read something won’t help. We have to first start reading for them then slowly transition them to reading themselves.

Writing

Writing is a way of expression. Children should be practicing it more often. Teach them calligraphy to generate their interest. Once they are interested in the topic ask them to write their thoughts, poems, essays, etc. This will help them process their thoughts better and express it in words.

Travel Better

We can be entertained in malls, theatres, cafes, etc. But, ideally, they are not the best places for the child to visit. Instead of that, you could plan to take the child out for trips to science parks, museums, planetarium, etc., that will generate their interest in their studies.

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The Iron Man of India: Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel

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Young Age

Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel was born on 31 October 1875 in a small village of Gujarat. As Patel’s father was a farmer by profession, Patel grew up in a simple environment devoid of luxuries. He helped his father in the fields and studied at the NK High School, Petlad. Throughout school, he was a very wise and intelligent student. In spite of poor financial conditions, his । father wanted to send him to college but Vallabhbhai refused. For about three years he stayed at home, worked hard, and prepared for the District Leader’s examination, hence passing with a very good percentage.

Adult Life

Patel hated to work for anyone, especially the Britishers. He was a person of independent nature. Soon he started his own practice of law in a place Called Godhara which flourished in no time. He saved money and made financial arrangement for the entire family, After gaining self-sufficiency and financial, Patel his Childhood pride with him to start his married life. In 1904, he got a baby daughter Manibel, and in 1905, his son Dahya was born.

Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel sent his elder brother to England for higher studies in law. In 1908. Vitthal Bhai (Patel’s elder brother’) returned as a barrister and started practicing in Bombay. In 1909, Patel’s wife become Seriously. ill and was taken to Bombay for treatment. Vallabh Bhai had to go for the hearing of an urgent case and his wife died. He was stunned. He admitted his children to St Mary’s School Bombay and left for England. He became a barrister and returned to India in 1913.

Freedom Fighter Life

Around 1915, he came across Mahatma Gandhi when the Swadeshi Movement was at its peak. Gandhiji gave a lecture at a place in Ahmedabad where Patel heard him and was very impressed and started actively participating in the freedom movement. The British government’s atrocities increased. The government declared to confiscate all the lands of farmers. It was Patel who forced the British Government to amend the rules. He brought together the farmers and encouraged them to fight the move of the British and hence acquired the title of ‘Sardar’.

The British Government considered him a threat and his lectures were considered anti-government and he was imprisoned several times. In 1942, he took part in the Quit India Movement under the leadership of Mahatma Gandhi and was arrested along with other leaders.

At the time of Independence & After

At the time of independence, when India was to be divided into two nations, it was Sardar Patel who successfully obtained accession from the ‘Nawabs’ of Hyderabad and Junagadh respectively, who wanted to join Pakistan. Hence, Patel played an instrumental role in integrating present-day India using frank diplomacy and military action,

As the first Home Minister and Deputy Prime Minister of India, Patel organized relief for refugees in Punjab and Delhi, and led efforts to restore peace across the nation, Hailed as the Iron Man of  India, he is also remembered as the ‘Patron Saint’ of India’s civil servants for establishing modern all-India services. Patel was also one of the earliest proponents of property rights and free in India.

 Vallabhbhai Patel’s leadership enabled the accession of almost every princely state. Sardar Patel vehemently Opposed Nehru move Of taking Kashmir issue to the United Nations and advised him against it. patel’s health began declining rapidly in 1950’s when personalised medical staff was arranged to attend to him daily. His daughter, Maniben , in response to his worsening medical conditions, restricted his official meetings and engagements.

The Last Days

After suffering a massive heart attack, Sardar Patel left the world on 15 December 1950 at Birla House in Bombay. In an unprecedented and unrepeated gesture, on the day after his death, more than 1500 officers of India’s civil and police services congregated to mourn at Patel’s residence in Delhi and pledged complete loyalty and unremitting zeal in India’s service.

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