Volume 1 Issues 1 [ 17 January 2008 ]
A group of nearly hundred students accompanied by teachers visited the beautiful hill station, Yercaud from 10th to 14th October. It was a first-time experience for many of the girls who were traveling without their parents and also for many apprehensive parents who had come to see off their children on the night of departure.
RELATIONSHIPS WITH FAMILY AND FRIENDS WAS A BIG JIGSAW PUZZLE,SHE CAME AND HELPED US FIX IT
Subramaniya Bharatiyar was a legendary poet born in Tamil Nadu, who made our country proud and evoked the spirit of patriotism in every single Indian. The D.A.V. Girls' campus was filled with seated students on 11th December, ready for the presentation to begin, in honour of his 125th birthday. Our Tamil teachers, Mrs. Vaijayanthi and Mrs. Vijayalakshmi, first enlightened us with the history of our poet. Their description of Bharatiyar's dedication and devotion to our country and how he participated in the attainment of the ultimate freedom that our country needed, was inspiring.
Our Numero Unos
Some students of our school did us proud in the last few months. Here's a mention of a few. The city of New South Wales, Australia, conducted a competitive test called International Assessment for Indian schools wherein numerous schools across the nation participated. Akhil Andasu and M. Anirudh of classes IV and V secured a High Distinction in Math. In the senior school, V. Sinduja of class VII recieved High Distinctions in both Math and Computer Science, Avi Singh and V. Gayatri of class XI got High Distinctions in English, and L. Vandhanaa bagged one in Science.
Smile! Other people wonder what you're thinking!
A psychiatrist congratulated his patient on the progress he'd made. You call this progress? shrieked the patient. Six months ago I was Napoleon and now I'm nobody! 'You know, someone actually complimented me on my driving today. They left me a little note on the windscreen which said, Parking Fine.' - Tommy Cooper A soldier on sentry duty fell asleep while he was standing up, and woke up to find his commanding officer standing in front of him, looking furious. With great presence of mind, he said, Amen.
Be it sports, dance, art or creative activities, our modest sports secretary V.Parinitha does it all. She is a six-time consecutive winner of both the State and District Skating Championships. In the Nationals conducted for all the CBSE schools in India, held at Chandigarh, she came Ist in Rink-I (300 mts), Ist in Rink-II (2000mts), IIIrd in Road Race (3000mts). She also was the individual champion in the U-19 segment. She placed third in the All India Skating Meet held at Kolkata this year in Rink-I.
Education is not just bookish knowledge. Our school has responded enthusiastically to all of the opportunities in order to test our talents. To highlight the talents, a number of competitions from recitation to light music were held. Here are some outstanding students.
The Chennai Open - It's our tournament folks!
Manasa-(on the eve of the Chennai Open Final): Every Chennaite should be proud of the fact that top tennis players of the world are whizzing past us in the official cars of the ATP Chennai Open, breathing the same polluted air, viewing the same hoardings and posh malls mushrooming our city, and of course experiencing the very same traffic condition prevailing in all the highroads, mainroads and signal junctions.
Resolutions to reckon with
New Year's Eve has always been a time for looking back at the year gone by - memories good and bad. It's a time to reflect on the changes you want to make, and how to make them. It's that one time of the year when we have everyone resolving to do something good over the next year. It could be keeping up with a fitness program, a resolution to work harder at your studies or to devote more time to your family/friends. Besides, you aren't restricted to just one resolution either. It's quite a lot of fun really!
Every Child Is Special
The new hindi movie that just hit the theatres on the 21st of December has changed the outlook of many! Yes, Taare Zameen Par is one of the most talked-about movies of 2007. This movie portrays the dilemmas of a dyslexic child whose parents are unaware of his problem. Ishaan Avasthi has to battle with his parents,teachers and himself.
Freedom of Speech: Does it really exist?
Cartoons portraying jihad in a different light, articles against the wrongs of religion, amidst all the uproar these actions created, many have come forward to defend the right to free speech. Such efforts are laudable because on the premises of religion, Islamic militants are right, there is no right to free speech.
Do you still wanna diet?
"Oh, my God! You've become so thin! How?" "Dieting, what else" This has become an everyday conversation. Everybody wants to become thin. They do so by dieting. Dieting means cutting down the amount of food one eats to a large extent. Nowadays, dieting has become more like a fashion, which has not even spared 11 or 12 year-old. There are more ill-effects of dieting than good. Our Skin becomes pale and unhealthy. So now, if you see a model whose face looks like a drained apple, you know she has been dieting for long!
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