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On the 2nd of August, Medha Prem and Akanksha Srivastav of classes X and XI respectively participated in a Hindi Debate held at Birla Vidya Niketan.
Laissez Faire, an Inter-School Economics and Business Studies exposition was held in school on 10th August 2004. Teams from 13 schools, each consisting of 6 students, participated. There were three events, Eco-Bazaar, Bulls Eye and Promotion/Deception. These were followed by a talk by Dr. Sanjaya Baru. Eco-Bazaar was a series of 12 stalls, each asking 6 Economics and Business related questions and involving a game. Teams were awarded Rs.1000 for each point they earned for answering a correct answer or successfully completing a game. At the end of the Eco-Bazaar round the teams had all amassed around Rs.100,000, with Vasant Valley School leading with Rs.1,33,000, followed by British School with Rs.1,10,000.
The next round of competition was Bulls Eye. Here two students from each team competed to earn maximum profit on a mock stock exchange by buying and selling shares of fictitious companies. Again Vasant Valley stood first , followed by Sanskriti School.
The third round of competition was the Promotion/Deception. The other four members of the teams were given a product which they were to advertise. 13 very entertaining and convincing advertisements followed, and the event was won by Springdales followed by Sri Ram School.
After lunch, there was a talk by Mr. Baru, Media Adviser to the Prime Minister. Mr Baru spoke about the evolution of the concept of National Income, as well as growth rates.
Glimpses of Laissez Faire
Welcome to the Cashier's!
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Mango Fruity, Fresh and Juicy
My name is Fruity. I am an Alphonso. I grow in the state of Maharashtra. I look like an oval with a triangular cut in the right side at the bottom. I love it when my fruit is enjoyed by people! I dislike it when my fruits are taken and made into pickle and mashed to make chutney! I taste very sweet when I am ripe and sour when I am raw. I am made into icecream, milkshake, panna and chutney. My favourite memory was when I made a new friend in 2003. Even if I am no more I would like to give the world this message,STOP CUTTING TREES!
-Ashrant Kohli 3C
I am a juicy mango. I give shade to every body. People always sit under me when they get married. I am very juicy and tasty. People love me. I am used to make many things. I grow in Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Kerala and Tamil Nadu. I like it when I am plucked ripe.and put in a basket. I like to be made into sweet things. I don’t like it when children throw stones at me. I do not like it when I am plucked raw and put into a bag. I don’t like to be made into sour things.
Sanjna Surya 3C
My dream car is a beautiful red car. It can open up from the top. It has a kitten and a big t v with lots of movies and also three big sofas. It has a powerful engine and it is battery operated. It drives very , very fast. It is a Scorpio with black seats and a powerful ac. I can make delicious food in the car. It stops in a minute and it has beautiful patterns.
Sanaah Dewan, 2-C
My dream car is magical.
It is lavender, pink, purple
and violet. It can fly without
wings! The chairs are so
soft. My dream car has girl
power and angel power too! In my dream car there are
shells and bells hanging. My
Rhea Khanna, 2-C
All Creatures Bright and Beautiful, All Creatures Great and Small.
Do you know the value of trees to man? The trees provide air to breathe, food to eat, fuel to burn so you can keep warm, fertilizer to grow your food, wood to build a house. And yet, trees are ruthlessly chopped down for no reason, and never replanted!
Pranav Pant Class 8
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I love my INDIA, Yeh mera India!!
If someone was to ask me why I love my mama and to give him or her reasons, I would not have a specific answer. I would just say because I belong to her. I also love my country because I hail from India and belong to India. Like there is no reason I love my mother, there is no reason why I like India. India is rich in various resources. It’s all about the people and the way of life. It is rich in its history because there is a reason why each and every monument was built. If you go to any state in India you feel like you are in a totally different world. India has a rich heritage and there is a lot to learn about the people, festivals, places and cuisine. India to me is as important as my mother is to me.
Priyanka Aggarwal, 5-C
The First Aid Workshop
The First Aid workshop was held on the 10th and 11th of August, 2004 for several selected students of classes 9 and 11. A bunch of Israeli students of Medical Sciences were to be our instructors. We were taught the basics of First Aid; an essential bit of knowledge that I feel everyone should be given access to; as it is of vital importance in case of an emergency. Some of these programmes included Cardio
Pulmonary Resuscitation, Heart Massaging, Mouth-to-mouth respiration as well as bandaging cuts or amputated organs.
Akanksha Chawla, 9-C
ALL THAT GLITTERS IS NOT GOLD
All that glitters is not gold,
Respond to every person’s request and prayer.”
Diva Gujral, 8-A
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WHAT’S THE DEAL WITH
So what’s the deal with soap operas? I mean, western ones are all the same. They have no story. It is now possible to have missed a few hundred episodes of ‘The Bold and the Beautiful’, and still be stuck on the same story. And if it gets too boring, the producers kill a few people and bring them back from the dead. And the story (if you want to call it that) is inexplicably bizarre. So, the main guy’s girlfriend’s husband’s mother’s uncle is a dog. So what? I mean, is that really supposed to draw people to the idiot box? And what’s with everyone being blonde? Tall, blonde and beautiful is alright to a certain extent; but if you get too much of it, you tend to gag. So much for daytime drama.
Saranya Misra 10 AThe Da Vinci Code By Dan Brown
"O Draconian Devil! O Lame Saint!," an anagram for Leonardo Da Vinci's most famous masterpiece found brutally written on the dead body of the curator of the Louvre museum. Robert Langdon, a well known symbologist has been summoned to solve the cryptic clues on the curator’s body which threaten the very foundations of the Church. But instead of helping the investigation, he becomes a victim of it and has to flee from the authorities aided by a French cryptologist, Sophie Neveu.
By Svati Goyal,10-B
Rishab Sareen,, Svati Goyal,
Saranya Misra, Arnav Sharma, Varini Sharma,
“Therefore, hence proved”
The Senior Boys Football Team played a friendly against Ryan International School on Saturday the 7th of August which we won with a score of 5-1. Sheekher Saran and Karan Naraian scoring twice and Ishan Kacker scoring once.
The Basketball Team played two matches on Saturday against AirForce Golden Jubillee and Ryan International School winning both.
RAIN WATER HARVESTING
There is no doubt that rain remains the ultimate source of all fresh water. Nature has designed her own rainwater harvesting structures in the form of vegetation. Trees and plants act as check dams, breaking the flow of water, holding the soil together and increasing water retention. This increases the percolation of rainwater into the ground, thereby recharging the groundwater level. This was nature doing her bit, but given the present grim scenario especially in Delhi, we too need to contribute.
Pranav Pant, 8-B