Students of Acharya Tulsi Academy Orchids The International School spread a green message with senior citizens on World NGO Day

Students of Orchids The International School gifting a potted plant to a granny (4)

Kolkata, 2nd March 2023 Students of Acharya Tulsi Academy Orchids The International School celebrated World NGO Day with elderly people at Sandhya Mita, an NGO in the city, spreading cheers and celebrating green. Students from grade 6 visited the NGO at Baguiati and gifted potted plants to the elderly members of the old age home.

The students decorated the balcony and corridor with those potted plants and celebrated the spirit of a good, clean, and green environment by cutting a cake. The elderly citizens also had a lovely music session with the school kids. All the members of the old age home were delighted and emotional.

Ansh Minhas, a student in grade 7 said, “It was a great experience for my friends and me to celebrate World NGO day with so many sweet didaas. One of them was a gold medalist in music and she played the guitar and sang a beautiful song for us. Not only today but my friends and I have decided to visit this place and spend some time with them going forward too.”

Anushka Singh, a student in grade 7 said, “Today we visited Sandhya Mita’s old age home, and I was surprised to see a grandma who belongs to my hometown, Bihar. We had a nice time chatting with each other in Bhojpuri (the local language of Bihar).”

Sharmili Shah, Principal of Acharya Tulsi Academy Orchids The International School, said, “We at Orchids The International School always motivate our students to share their joy and happiness with everyone in the society. I’m glad that the students visited the NGO for the elderly, where they could spend quality time with them. It is also our responsibility to make this environment a safer and green place for them and everyone. Our campus is a green, so on World NGO day, we decided to give them a greener environment, and the students and we were equally excited to witness the happy faces of the elderly”.

The event coordinator, Ms. Abira Deb said, “Orchids The International School is the best place where you learn to live with society. Today’s generation is majorly brought up in a nuclear family, so they don’t get the chance to spend time with their grandparents, but today when we took our students to the old age home, they were overjoyed, and it was nice to see them feel the elderly love.”

Debansh Vasisht, a student in grade 7 said, “On the occasion of World NGO day, we celebrated and conducted a horticulture program with the grandmothers. We also cut a cake; it was a beautiful time, and I look forward to more such visits.”

National Science Day celebrated at Sri Triveni schools

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1st March 2023  Students of Sri Triveni schools, Hyderabad today commemorated National Science Day by organizing an art and science exhibition at the school. National Science Day is celebrated every year on February 28 in commemoration of the discovery of the ‘Raman Effect’ by the genius scientist Sir C.V. Raman.

On this National Science day, the school recognized the immense hard work and dedication of students and the faculty who strive hard to present the arts and science exhibits at the fair.

Commenting on the occasion, Sri K Goverdhan Reddy, Director, of Sri Triveni schools said, “At our school premises, our annual science exhibition is our small offering to the nation. We believe that strides of science and technology alone can liberate our motherland in the modern world. At the exhibition, our students presented exhibits topics like _ Save soil, Organic farming, Hydraulic crane, Wastewater treatment plant, Bhuvana Vijayam, etc.,”

A total of 225 models were exhibited in the science expo

Utkarsh Classes enters into joint venture with PhysicsWallah

Utkarsh Classes enters into joint venture with PhysicsWallahFebruary 28, 2023: India’s one of the most affordable and leading ed-tech platform PW (PhysicsWallah) has entered into a long-term agreement to form a joint venture with Jodhpur-headquartered Utkarsh Classes, which has been preparing aspirants for various government test preparation exams since 2002. 

With this venture, the companies plan on leveraging each other’s core competencies to deliver value-adding education across all examinations and jointly foray into new exam categories. 

Utkarsh Classes primarily provides offline and online learning courses for government exams, and in the past 2 years has ventured into various exams categories like defence, NEET-JEE, CLAT, CUET, online tuitions for students of classes 6th-12th. The company runs multiple offline coaching centres in Rajasthan’s Jodhpur, and Jaipur, and has recently forayed into Uttar Pradesh’s Prayagraj with the launch of offline centres. 

PhysicsWallah Founder and CEO Alakh Pandey, said, “Both PW and Utkarsh Classes are an emotion for students. The founding teams have a solid vision of providing result-oriented quality education to every student in the country at an affordable fee. Utkarsh Classes Founder Nirmal Gehlot sir has an extensive experience of over 20 years in the field. Our collaboration will help us better serve students across India and make their learning experience more enriching.” 

Both companies have a robust digital presence and operate multiple YouTube channels for various exam categories. Utkarsh Classes has over 11 million subscribers on its main channel on Youtube, and PhysicsWallah has more than 9.7 million subscribers on its main channel. Moreover, both companies cater to over 1 crore students each on their apps. 

Talking about the joint venture, Founder and CEO of Utkarsh Classes Dr Nirmal Gehlot, said, “The founders of both the companies come from a very humble background. Alakh sir and I started our journey as teachers and hence, have academics at our core. We both understand the challenges faced by students in their preparation journey. I truly believe that our ‘Student First’ policy will enable this partnership to solve bigger problems in the education sector.” 

The offerings provided by both companies are complementary, and the knowledge sharing across the organizations will strengthen this venture. 

This joint venture will also facilitate the provision of study material from PW to Utkarsh Classes and shall plan to introduce co-branded education products. Both companies will also jointly provide academic training and course offerings in various categories to improve the learning outcome of students. 

Under this partnership, Utkarsh Classes will continue to lead the expansion of the government test preparation category and launch offline centres in 32 cities across India, where PW has already established its offline centres, aka Vidyapeeths, which provide JEE and NEET preparation to students. 

Utkarsh Classes will launch state government job-focused offline and online courses in these citiesPW will expand its outreach by opening more Vidyapeeths, currently present in 32 cities, and will continue scaling up in the all-India competitive exam categories. Moreover, PW and Utkarsh Classes will together launch a new category – ‘Utkarsh Private Jobs’, which will help in training students to prepare for their placements in the private sector. 

Utkarsh Classes, which has been operating offline classes for over 20 years, will assist PW in strengthening its offline operations and building a robust hybrid learning model. In turn, PW will leverage its technology team of over 300 engineers to optimize the technology advancements for Utkarsh Classes and assist in developing the mechanism for the delivery of study material for the company.  

Physics Wallah Co-Founder Prateek Maheshwari said, “Employees of PW and Utkarsh Classes will work together to make this partnership a resounding success. We were looking for a partner that shared a similar vision and strong fundamentals. I’ve known Nirmal sir since 2018. Since then, we have admired each other’s work and saw tremendous potential in this partnership. Sharing the best academic practices between both companies will add significant value.”

Romanians and Hungarians by C. Sassu now available from Histria Books

Histria Books is pleased to announce the release of the paperback and eBook editions of Romanians and Hungarians: Historical Premises by C. Sassu. The book is published by the Center for Romanian Studies, an independent academic research institute, based in the United States, whose mission is to promote knowledge and understanding of Romanian history and culture in the world. Titles from the Center for Romanian Studies are published exclusively by Histria Books.

Romanians and Hungarians have been linked throughout history since the Middle Ages. Both peoples have bravely fought to defend Christianity against Islamic terror, oftentimes shoulder to shoulder. Despite their close ties, controversies have often arisen leading to conflicts at various times throughout history, most recently at the beginning of World War II, when through the Diktat of Vienna, Hitler and Mussolini awarded large portions of Romanian territory to Hungary.

In Romanians and Hungarians: Historical Premises, first published during those tumultuous times, historian C. Sassu discusses the historical premises of Romanian-Hungarian relations and tries to explain, as lucidly as possible, the real value of the affirmations made, in the hope that minds unbiased by passion and not narrowed by self-interest will find it useful and opportune to understand the true elements of this controversy.

Romanians and Hungarians: Historical Premises provides valuable insight for anyone seeking to understand the historical background of Romanian-Hungarian relations. The book includes illustrations, numerous maps, and a helpful index that helps readers understand the issues presented.

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Romanians and Hungarians: Historical Premises, 146 pp., Hardcover, ISBN 978-1-59211-198-5, (illustrated, maps, index) is available at HistriaBooks.com and from all major book retailers. The book is also available as an eBook. Titles published under the various imprints of Histria Books are distributed worldwide by the Independent Publishers Group (IPG). For information on publishing with Histria Books, please visit HistriaBooks.com or contact us at info@histriabooks.com.

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Chennai School Launches Budding Farmers Market for Students

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Chennai, 28.02.2023 – Orchids The International School’s Thoraipakkam branch successfully conducted a unique and innovative program called Budding Farmer Activity for Grade 8 students, combining financial literacy and horticulture curriculum. The highlight of the program was the Budding Farmers Market event where students grew their own produce in the school’s polyhouse and sold their crops to parents in a market-style setting.

The Budding Farmers Market event was a grand success with students demonstrating their knowledge and skills in horticulture and financial literacy. The students formed different groups such as sales and marketing, studied rates in the market, and fixed prices for each crop. They presented the life cycle of crops, and harvesting techniques, and showcased their understanding of the importance of organic farming.

Commenting on the event, Dr. Jemi Sudhakar, Principal of Orchids The International School, Thoraipakkam branch, said, “We are extremely delighted with the success of the Budding Farmers Market initiative. Our aim is to provide our students with practical learning opportunities that help them develop important life skills. The combination of horticulture and financial literacy curriculum has proved to be a huge success, and we hope to continue organizing such events in the future. Orchids The International School has always been committed to providing holistic education to its students. The Budding Farmer Activity is another example of the school’s commitment to providing a stimulating and engaging learning environment for its students.”

The Budding Farmers Market initiative is an excellent example of how schools can incorporate practical learning into the curriculum. It has provided an opportunity for students to learn important life skills and contribute to sustainable living. The program has helped students to understand the financial aspects of running a business, such as planning, supply and demand, and financial investment.

The student’s active participation in the event has instilled a sense of responsibility and ownership in them towards nature and society. They have also gained an understanding of the value of hard work, teamwork, and collaboration. Through the Budding Farmers Market, students have been able to apply their theoretical knowledge to practical experience, making the learning process more effective and enjoyable.

Networking and Leadership Conclave to kick-start the 125-year celebrations for The Scindia School

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28th February 2023, New Delhi: The Scindia Old Boys’ Association (SOBA) hosted a 2-day Networking and Leadership Conclave on the 25th and 26th of February at the India Habitat Centre, Delhi. The event included insightful panel discussions across relevant verticals such as health, business, education, law and the world of entertainment. The illustrious alumni community from The Scindia School and Scindia Kanya Vidyalaya participated in and moderated these sessions. Dr. Amarender Singh Puri, Vice Chairman at Medanta Hospital; Dr. Manish Baijal, Senior Director at Max Hospital; Mr, Atul Sharma, President at Shree Baidyanath Ayurved Bhavan Pvt. Ltd.; Mrs Rekha Mody, Founder of Stree Shakti & Genesis Art Gallery; Padma Bhushan awardee Mr. Rajendra Pawar, Founder of NIIT University; Mr. Dipak Haksar, Former CEO at ITC Hotels and Dnyanraj Manik Prabhu Maharaj are amongst some of the renowned personalities from across industries who participated in the conclave. Popular filmmaker Mr. Anurag Kashyap and well-known singer and composer, Mr. Manmeet Singh of Meet Brothers led the Music and Bollywood session.  The event saw the presence of the large vibrant alumni community, coming together in solidarity to celebrate the momentous occasion of their alma mater completing 125 years of service later this year in October.

The Scindia School prides in raising gentlemen steeped in values with a global and modern outlook, to not simply survive but thrive in the world outside its classrooms. The school is ranked No. 1 among boys boarding schools in the EW India School Ranking 2020-2021. A beacon of academic excellence, The Scindia School marks its 125th anniversary later this year in October, and it is only fitting that the alumni of this iconic institution, kick-start the momentous celebrations by showcasing excellence across industries. It is a testament to the strong foundation that the school lays at an early age itself to set the students up for success in the future, irrespective of the paths that they decide to pursue. Transformational learning isn’t simply a tagline but a motto that the school has lived by for the past 125 years as it continues to evolve and grow with modern times.

The conclave witnessed the strong bond shared between the Old Boys, long after they’ve moved out of the hallowed corridors of The Scindia School. The conclave began by honouring the guest of honor, Yuvraj Mahanaaryaman J Scindia, who is also a member of the Board of Governors. This was followed by a welcome speech by Mr. Venkatesh Agrawal, President, Delhi SOBA. He shared his thoughts and said, “It gives me immense pleasure to invite my fellow Scindians on this momentous occasion as we launch the celebrations to mark the 125th anniversary of our alma mater, The Scindia School.  The 2-day conclave represents the excellence that the school stands for and its vibrant alumni community taking forward the school’s legacy as established leaders in their respective fields. This is a celebration of the strong bonds that were formed in classrooms that have only grown strength to strength beyond the walls of the Fort.”

His Highness Maharaja Jyotiraditya Scindia, Cabinet Minister, Minister of Civil Aviation, graced the occasion as the keynote speaker. He shared the inspiring journey and noteworthy legacy of The Scindia School and said, “This year is a very important year in our history. As we celebrate a glorious legacy of 125 years, we are proud of our initiatives to contribute to the city on waste, water, and energy consumption. The Fort itself is a unique biosphere and lends itself to a significant environmental and sustainability initiative. We look at our Scindian family to make these initiatives fruitful for our students and our institution in the days to come. I urge every Scindian to take time out for our alma mater and come back and engage with our students. It will be an opportunity to bring back your memories from your time at the Fort. It will be a soul-nourishing and reinvigorating experience as well as a chance to show the path to our children as they move along. With respect to our messaging to the outside universe, we need to pass the Scindia branding and messaging across. The wonderful panels at this conclave are a testament to the Navratnas that our school has produced. We should look at hosting subsequent conclaves of this nature at the Fort itself.”

Mr. Ajay Singh, Principal of The Scindia School, shared his thoughts on the conclave and said, “The SOBA Delhi NCR Networking and Leadership conclave 2023 has been an extraordinary showcasing of the strong connect of the past and the present to shape the future. The learning through power-packed sessions on education, business, spirituality, finance, world affairs by Scindians shall certainly help transform the future as the school promises in its glorious 125 years of transformation.”

The panel discussions ended on a musical note with a soulful Sufi Qawalli evening by the well-known artist, Mr. Dhruv Shangri. The conclave concluded with an electrifying performance by Khushboo Grewal and Meet Brothers. The conclave has set the wheels in motion for a grand celebration to commemorate the 125th-year anniversary of India’s finest and most sought-after, iconic educational institution.

Author Baisakhi Saha presented excerpts from her book ‘Life is Abracadabra’ – 21 Magical Travel Stories

Baisakhi Saha

Author Baisakhi Saha presented excerpts from her book ‘Life is Abracadabra’ – 21 Magical Travel Stories on Sunday, February 26th, 2023 at Delhi World Book Fair, Pragati Maidan, New Delhi

Award-winning international speaker, author and globetrotter Baisakhi Saha unveils magical anecdotes from her book, ‘Life is Abracadabra – 21 Magical Stories from My Travels to Make You Look at Life with New Eyes’ to her readers at Authors Corner at Delhi World Book Fair on Sunday, February 26th, 2023, from 1:30pm to 2:30pm at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi.

A solo traveller, Baisakhi has been traversing across the latitudes and longitudes of the globe since the tender age of 17 and has created a bond with the mystical ways in which the universe fulfils dreams. From Asia to Europe to Africa to South America to North & Central America she has lived with locals for several years to answer life’s most pertinent questions. In her book ‘Life is Abracadabra’ that was recently published, the author shares her life experiences that aim at strengthening readers’ beliefs in the possibility of achieving the unimaginable.

Addressing herself as an ordinary girl, Saha remarks, “Through my book I intend to open a world of the extraordinary to everyone who wishes to dream big but hesitates. I believe that when we follow our heart and share that intent with the universe, keep faith intact laced with courage, good things happen!”

Through ‘Life is Abracadabra’ the author emphasizes on dynamism of fate as multicultural experiences shape it and create destiny. The book focuses on how coincidences are so because they catch us off guard, but are well planned chapters in one’s life by the universe. It is a self-help handbook to remind its readers to never give up on faith and keep their hope alive. Saha believes that the book has the capability to change perspectives and open people’s mind towards a newer way of perceiving life.

About the Author: BAISAKHI SAHA is an award-winning international speaker, writer, and globetrotter. From being a computing graduate to a marketing executive to a German interpreter, English teacher, Spanish translator to now an author and performer, mysterious coincidences have led her from one place to another, contriving her to live her destiny, to leave a legacy.

She was born in Kolkata but grew up in different states of India, so it felt as if she was always in a new country. Her childhood was, thus, a preparation for what was to come in adulthood. She is multilingual and can speak six languages.

Book brief by Author : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PxD9sEa-le8

Navrachana University hosts 3rd edition of TEDxNUV

 

Navrachana University hosts 3rd edition of TEDxNUVVadodara: Renowned speakers from various fields shared their experiences with participants at the third edition of TEDxNUV organised by Navrachana University, the region’s premier multi-disciplinary private university, on Sunday.

The latest edition of TEDxNUV was organised on the theme “unxplored”, encouraging speakers and attendees to delve into topics that have not been widely discussed or studied and to present new perspectives and insights.

“The objective of TEDxNUV on the ‘unxplored’ theme was to invite speakers to talk about diverse topics that are not yet popular in public discourse. We are thankful to Navrachana University for the successful conference,” said Ravi Sevak, Licensee and Organiser of TEDxNUV and Program Chair, Mechanical Engineering at Navrachana University.

The speakers at TEDxNUV spoke on a range of topics and themes, including the challenges they faced during their journey, how they overcame the struggles, and much more.

“At Navrachana University, we believe that learning is not limited to the four walls of the classroom. The objective of TEDxNUV was to give our students an opportunity to listen to the unique experiences of the distinguished speakers and learn from them and be inspired by their success stories,” said Shilpa Thacker, Admin and Finance In-charge at TEDxNUV and Manager, Communication at Navrachana University.

Among the speakers, screenwriter and lyricist Niren Bhatt spoke about life as a creative professional and how he handled constant rejections and subsequently success. Master artisan Pabiben Rabari shared her journey from a local to a global entrepreneur. Music therapist and Ayurvedic practitioner Dr. Kedar Upadhyay addressed the audience on the topic of music and its healing power.

Among other speakers, academician Raghava Krishna spoke about civilizational design thinking, while entrepreneur Kartikey Hariyani shared his thoughts on the future of electric mobility. Sai Chandrasekhar of NGO Agastya International Foundation spoke on the impact of lack of curiosity among children.

UNIVO partners with Sardar Patel University to enable online certification programs

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27th, February 2023: UNIVO, a leading online program management company, has partnered with Sardar Patel University of Gujarat.

The primary objective of this collaboration is to offer upskilling certification programs for learners. The short & mid-term certificate courses will be designed with focus on career aspirations & needs of undergraduate & post graduate learners. The objective of these courses is to enable learners with preferred skills and make them better equipped for top placements in the corporate world.

Dr Niranjan P.Patel, Vice Chancellor, Sardar Patel University, said, “This partnership between our university and UNIVO will produce multi-dimensional synergy for mutual success. UNIVO provides expertise in this segment which will help us in delivering our programs to a larger audience with the best-in-class experience. Undergraduate and Postgraduate students stand to benefit from these programs immensely.”

On this partnership Mr. Abhishek Ajmera, Chief Sales and Marketing Officer, UNIVO Education said “We are pleased to announce our partnership with Sardar Patel University. The institution has an incredible legacy in imparting higher education to learners. We look forward to working with them closely to offer world-class remote learning experiences and ensuring a fruitful long-standing relationship.”

Mr. Lalit Sardana, Director (SIS) – Career Counsellor & Expert – Bhopal Event

Bhopal, 27 February 2023: India has been a major part of the world’s history since ancient times. Despite not being politically powerful before its enslavement, the country was still educationally and economically advanced. The great abundance of our nation at that time is made possible by the Gurukul education system, which has been an integral role in preserving the soul of India, before it was separated from us. Nowadays, education is more of a business than a learning experience. Schools that were once known as Vidya Mandirs have transformed into corporate establishments, says Lalit Sardana, founder and teacher at Sardana International School, Dewas, Madhya Pradesh. For over 26 years, students have been consistently achieving the best results in competitive exams such as Engineering and Medical under his guidance.

Mr. Lalit Sardana, Director (SIS) - Career Counsellor & Expert!At a press event in Bhopal, renowned Physics, Chemistry, and Maths tutor Sardana Sir – who achieved the All India Rank 243 and is an IIT Delhi pass out expressed his desire to bring dramatic improvements in India’s education system. Sardana International School, under the guidance of Sardana Sir, is encouraging students to maximize their participation in sports. The students of Sardana School have demonstrated remarkable success in both their academic and athletic endeavors. Furthermore, they offer many financial aids to disadvantaged pupils, so that money isn’t a hindrance to their education or personal growth.

According to him, “Sardana International School pays special attention to fostering cultural learning and holistic development. To do this, we favor connecting the students with education through culture and seek to revive the lost customs of Sanatan Dharma. In order to achieve this, initiatives are being taken to prepare children & youth for the competitive world by connecting them with India’s culture, education and civilization.”

Students coming from various cities to attend Sardana International School have a rigorous routine that starts at 4 am with yoga, pranayama and meditation. This dedicated approach has yielded excellent results in competitive exams. Describing discipline as the main reason for better results of children, be it studies or sports, Sardana Sir says that “Struggle gives birth to power in all of us, and this power can be used correctly only by adopting a disciplined lifestyle.” That’s why students, from basic to higher educational levels, can easily climb the ladder of success by following the culture and discipline.

For the parents of children taking admission in Sardana International School, this school is like a Gurukul. Sardana School has one of the most unique approaches – they have a total ban on mobiles and TVs. Doing so helps eliminate any potential distractions that can interfere with learning. Apart from academics, this school also has extracurricular activities like sports, music, dance, and yoga to provide entertainment for their students. Parents not only from Madhya Pradesh but all across the nation are drawn to Sardana International because of its top-class educational qualities.

Focus on the holistic development of the students

Answering the media, Sardana Sir made said that all necessary information about the school, from its educational framework to living conditions and atmosphere, is communicated to parents in advance. We only admit students after they are satisfied, in order to lay a strong foundation for their all-around development. We make sure those who lack economic stability but possess an aptitude for learning have the benefit of all the necessary facilities.