Thursday, September 30, 2010

Pursuing the guided goals: Sundaram House

"I slept and dreamt that life was joy. I awoke and saw that life was duty. I acted and beheld that duty was joy." (Rabindranath Tagore)

Inculcating the sagacity between having right to find pleasure and doing right to become happy, Once again Sundaram House made a humble effort through morning assemblies and display boards to contribute in building characters which are enduring while forged in the furnace of responsibilities which in larger sense become duties.

Students of Atmiya Vidya Mandir are blessed and privileged to have some daily duties guided by P P Hariprasad Swamiji so that they can live an ideal student life which eventually lead them to achieve great success. Sundaram House members have attempted to channelize their activities towards the guided path showed by Him. With a backdrop of thought provoking and noteworthy features of daily duties of an ideal student. The morning assembly stage was well set with an imposing banner of Sundaram house and it’s slogan ‘House Of United Hearts And Unbeatable Spirit’. Along with a magnificent artificial hibiscus (flower) having the daily duties of the students written on its petals.

To begin with the house week, on very first day, Harshil Soni from VIII Std delivered thought about Daily Prayer as an important duty of a student. Extending his thought on the power of prayer and its magical contributions in the student life, Priyavadan Sir gave a brain storming session to the students. He defined the act of saying a prayer and actually praying. Giving some practical tips on communicating with God through daily prayer, Priyavadan Sir suggested students to involve and invoke God’s intervention in all their enterprises.

The next day, it was the time to review the most talked about yet important duty of a student that is completing the home work on day to day basis. Dhimant M Rambhia from IX B shared thought for the day and Seema Madam urged the students to remove the preconceived notions about homework as a burden but to do it for practice and revision. She also explained how doing homework on daily basis can help to adopt habit of regularity and sincerity. The following day, the most sensitive aspect of student life was highlighted which is keeping good company. Sagar N. Patel from IX B spoke thought for the day saying 'It is mandatory for a student to keep good friends who can show him his areas of improvements'. Rupashree Madam elucidated about an ideal living by a student. She said that a student should help his class fellows in solving their educational problems. He should be sincere, hard-working and co-operative. He should wear neat and clean dress. He should also know his religious duties.

Yet another and must-practice-it-now and always duty of the student is to keep his senses positive all the time. Arpit Trapasia from VII B presented food for thought that it is our duty to keep our internal- self neat and pure by receiving only the appropriate things through our senses. We should not see, hear, smell, speak and even think about the matter which is not of any worth. Speaking on the same topic, Anand Kalawadia from X Std shared his thoughts on this most obvious duty of keeping the senses positive, it is one of the highly recommended duties given by P.P Swamiji. He also provided reference of Vachanamrut (Gadhada Pratham 18) presenting its practical relevance and amazing outcome.
P.P Swamiji is always concerned about bringing up of the students of Atmiya Vidya Mandir. Time to time He guides the students and teachers to perform some important daily duties which lead to sure ways of happiness and success. Duties given by Him are obvious to churn out the students who will be accountable family members, responsible citizens and above all loyal attendant of moral duties.
During the creative assembly of Sundaram House, the action dance was on the song Swami dada ni vaat na bhulai performed by students of junior group depicting the duties of students recommended by P.P . Swamiji.

Students of Atmiya Vidya Mandir just not try to perform these duties given by P.P Swamiji but adopt them as a habit .One fine example of the same was presented by the students of class 2 based on the true incident happened at Atmiya Vidya Mandir when Niramaybhai Mehta of Class 2 was performing his duty sincerely.
Senior students also presented a skit which showcased an informal interaction among students at hostel (role played by Sunny, Niral and Meet Chug of IX Std, Deep and Akshay of XI Std) which conveyed the message that we should be committed to follow our daily duties and moral obligations without knowing about other’s concern towards the same. Thus the creative assembly of Sundaram house was an urge to convince the students to change their focus from the effort they take to do their duties to the pleasure they can experience on its completion.
The Soft board theme was ‘India’s contribution to the world in Science and Mathematics’. Adequate information about the Indian genius (Aryabhatta, Bhaskaracharya, Shakuntala Devi, Shushrut, C.V Raman and Charak) was well presented and finely laid upon the petals of an imposing flower made up of origami paper. Through these displays, students acknowledged the worth and significance of Indian talent which catered a feeling of being proud to be an Indian.

Thus Sundaram House jog the memory of the students on the duties prescribed by P.P.Swamiji that they should be respectful towards their parents as well as their teacher. They should always seek knowledge from teachers. They should complete their home work in time. They should be punctual. If they are confused about any topic they should ask their teachers about that topic.
Food for thought by Sundaram House: Duty unto death to live an eternal life………..

Written by: Seema Madam

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