Friday, July 23, 2010

The students of Satyam house feel honoured and proud to be the house week beginners!

India is known for “Unity in Diversity” and the same is true for Atmiya Vidya Mandir, too. The new academic year commenced with a new zeal, excitement and a determination to do something creative and unique which is aimed to provide real life exposure along with strong academics to the students.

This gave birth to the “Students’ Council” wherein students were formally elected for the positions of Head boy, Vice-Head boy and Sports Captain. Moreover, prefects were selected from every class for each house – Satyam, Shivam, Sundaram and Suhradam. The sole objective of this was to bring to the fore and nurture the latent talents and skills of the students.

Sarthak Jariwala, Yash Pachchigar and Vikas Patel were elected as the Head Boy, Vice-Head Boy and the Sports Captain of the school, respectively.

On 29th June, we celebrated the “Investiture Ceremony” in which the Head boy, Vice-Head boy and the Sports Captain of the school took an oath for their duty and service as the representative of the the Students’ Council.

One of the new things Atmiya Vidya Mandir has started this year is celebrating the morning assemblies (and the creative assembly on Saturdays) and decorating the Display Boards on a theme by the Houses – Satyam, Shivam, Sundaram and Suhradam every week, respectively.

Satyam House got the opportunity to celebrate the Morning Assemblies for the first week. The House was launched on Tuesday, the 6th July with Parade and Music by the House Captain, Vice-Captain and the prefects from each class followed by a speech by the Vice-Captain, Harsh Sarda (Grade VIII) who spoke on the mission of Satyam House, which is – Truth Prevails, and Atmiyata. On other days of the week, students presented small skits on Unity and Atmiyata. Love Patel (Grade VIII) addressed the assembly on the topic – Atmiyata.

On Saturday (16th July), Satyam House presented the first Creative Assembly of the year on the value – Discipline. The value was presented in the form of a mime (i.e. Do’s and Don’ts of our daily schedule in Hostel, Prayer Hall, Dining Hall and the Classroom) and a speech on discipline by Sumit Chaudhary of Grade VIII A.

Display Boards were creatively decorated on the theme “The Significance of Values in Our Life”. Through Display Boards Satyam House tried to emphasize that Education = Academics + Values. Without values, education is worthless. It was shown that Academics earn you a living and Values teach you how to make life. Biographies of highly successful people who lived and are still living a value based life were also displayed, e.g. John Wooden, Narayan Murthy, Ratan Tata, Dr. A P J Abdul Kalam and Amitabh Bachchan. Based on the display boards, students were asked questions, e.g. which is the most important value for a successful life? Students dropped awesome answers for the same.

During the course of the week, House has presented before the students the values of the month through various activities. The students had great time and learnt a lot together throughout the week. In a nutshell, it was a great learning experience for students. Stay tuned to receive more updates from Satyam house on the value “Being proactive” next month.

Written by: Paras Sir

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