|18th March 2004|
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· On Wednesday, 3rd March, the students of Class 6 visited Sultangarhi, a historical monument at Mehrauli.
· On Thursday, 4th of March, Class 1 visited Dilli Haat to see the Holi Mela.
· The students of Class 8 visited the National Science Centre on Friday, the 5th of March.
· Spicmacay organized a Bharatnatyam performance by the renowned dancer Sonal Mansingh on Friday, 5th March.
· On Wednesday, 3rd March, Jasjit Mansingh spoke to students of Class 9 about her daughter Oona and the books she has written.
· The ‘Kaun Banega Book Millionaire’ programme was launched by Mr Kapur on 10th March.
· On 8th March, the class 6-8 Inter House Girls Hockey Final was held between Blue and Red House and was won by Red House by 3-0.
· The students of Class 3 went to Jantar Mantar on 9th March.
· The students of class 12 appeared on the television show "The Big Fight" on 6th March and "We The People" on 29th February .
The students of class 12 went to the American Centre for an exclusive premiere of documentary movies on the issues of women's rights on the occasion of Woman's Day
Should the BJP be re-elected in the up-coming elections?
A Walk Back In Time
Class 7 Visit Ugrasen Ki Baoli
On the 18th of February 2004, class 7 visited a step
well in the middle of Delhi. One of the stories behind the well is that
Maharaja Agrasen of the Aggarwal community built it. Another version alleges
it was a resting place for travellers from Peshawar to Bengal on the Legendary
Grand Trunk Road. The children
Class 10 Visit To Tughlaqabad and Qutab Complex
On the 21st of February 2004 class 10 went for a wonderful
visit to Tughlaqabad and later to the Qutab Complex. The students left
from school and reached the ruins of the erstwhile Tughlaqabad fort that
looked splendid in the morning sun. However one was appalled by the condition
of the monument that was in immediate need of restoration and attention.
Some portions were under work by the archeological Survey Of India. After
seeing Delhi from atop a small hill one could actually see where some
of the vanishing greenery of Delhi existed. Then the children saw the
Qutab Minar and the Iron Pillar. One could also see the Alai Minar as
it stood incomplete yet resplendent. The children also enjoyed the lush
green grounds of the Complex as they feed grapes to the squirrels.
Trek From VVS to Mehrauli
26 students and 3 teachers started off at the crack
of dawn on the 6th of March 2004 for a trek to the Qutab Minar. We walked
through the jungle of JNU and Sanjay Van before we reached the busy labyrinth
of Mehrauli’s mean streets. It took us only about one and half hours
to cover 4 kms of the trek at a leisurely pace. We could soak up the good
air and sounds of the morning, we look forward to more such rewarding
A Special Occasion…For A Special Cause
We had never experienced such a wonderful event in
our entire lives. None of us had ever interacted with so many special
children before. Our assignment was to take the participants to the tracks
and back and of course to cheer them on. Watching their determined faces
break into a smile as they crossed the finish line, one couldn’t
help but smile one self! Their goal was not to win, but to show that they
could be somebody. All the participants had hidden talents… like
singing, dancing, art and not to forget…running.
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ARE WE ALONE?
Black skies beyond,
But then back on Mother Earth,
Brothers against brothers,
Are we alone in this fight?
Something has been set amongst us,
Is it a strange unknown from universes undiscovered,
Curses of evil, virtues of good,
Are we alone in this fight?
By Svati Goyal X -B
Get Fishy With Shapes
Who am I?
A tiny fish am I,
A tiny fish am I,
A tiny fish am I,
God Created This Little Girl
God created this little girl,
Her eyelashes rather long,
She’s pretty and very nice,
She has this sweetness inside her,
The night crept stealthily along
Beyond the cold and murky green lake,
The shadows played a game of hide and seek
For the shadows of death
The following morning
Moved on to create more grief,
And as the souls receded,
Until one smart man
Philosophically he said
Death will for eternity show its face
Varini Sharma X - A
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Lush green grass for every garden.
A luminous and progressive India
With fields a plenty,
A new road for every traveler,
A friend is someone you can always depend
on . She is someone you can share your secrets and feelings with. Your
best friend, will never betray you or tell someone your secrets and
neither should you do that to her. A friend will always support you
and true friendship will stand the test of time. Lucky are those who
find true friendship and I am one of them. If there was nothing like
friendship, man would not be able to truly enjoy life.
WHO THINKS I CAN’ T DO IT...
No one talks to me. I am a loser. I can’t do
You must be thinking about how I got to know about
tennis. When my father watches tennis on the TV, I just listen to the
commentary. I wish I wasn’t blind. My father has got me a beginner’s
tennis racquet with which I hit two or three balls. Now I have to try
to become a tennis player. I asked my father if he could buy me a book
on how to play tennis. He bought that book and now reads a page to me
every night before going to bed. I take my racquet and practice what he
has read. Just before I go to sleep I say a prayer to God to make me a
tennis player before I turn nineteen. Now, by practicing a lot I know
most of the moves by heart. One day, I showed them to my dad. He was so
impressed by me that he started sending me to the best coach in town.
The coach was very kind to me because he knew I was a special child. He
told me that if I played with a lot of effort, I could play in the next
tournament. I asked him, “ How would I know where the ball is going
and how will I run for the ball?”
My coach gave me the toughest training ever. Finally, after all that training, he let me play in the tournament. I was thrilled on the first day of my match. In that one-set match I was losing 0-5 and 0-40 in the last game. My opponent had a triple match point. Then I came back. I brought the score to a tie-break and won the match 7-6. My other matches were easy to win but the final was the easiest because I got a walk-over. From that day I was known as the ‘Comeback Master’.
On my 18th birthday, I got a call that I was chosen as a member of the Indian tennis team to the Special Olympics. On that day I learnt that whatever I want to do, I can.
Nirbhay Bakshi 4-B
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A Rendezvous With Sonal Mansingh
On Thursday, the 26th of February, the students at Vasant Valley had a rare chance to meet Mrs. Sonal Mansingh, who performed with her troupe in a performance cum interactive teaching session. A famous Bharatnatyam and Odissi dancer, we asked her about her ups and downs in the treacherous road to fame. Following are a few excerpts from our interview.
Q- When did you get interested in dance?
Q- How can dance contribute to a person leading
a complete life?
Q- Why is the world appreciating and adopting
facets of Indian culture while we refuse to induct it in our youth?
Q- How do we change the priorities of the
youth to sensitise them to the above?
Q- You had an unfortunate accident in Europe
where you were very badly hurt yet you returned to dance very quickly.
Many never even learn to walk after accidents what inspired you to go
Svati Goyal, Rishab Sareen,
I’ll call you up and
“I’m a dead skeleton…so kill me
“I’ll get dead. I said that purposely
“Bongoo, your father is my mother!”
For years, the newsletter has been doing the talking.
Thanks to your silence, we have reigned supreme.
· “Every issue, all I look forward to
is the busted column. This is a school newspaper, not a national daily…it
should be more fun.” -R.N.J aidev
Comment Of The Issue
In the Junior Interhouse Hockey Tournament, Red House won the girl's final (3-0) and Blue House won the boy's final (1-0)
The Vasant Valley Soccer and Basketball Teams beat British School in a recent Soccer and Basketball tournament.
And what about the ongoing Indo- Pak cricket series? The Sports Desk has the stats.
After posting a mammoth total of 349/7 against a strong
Pakistani pace attack, the Indians were given quite a fright when the
Pakistanis came tantalisingly close with a healthy score of 344/8. Most
Indians hearts were in their mouths in the final over when images of Miandad's
six of the last ball in 1986 almost came back to haunt us.