Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Inter House Carrom Competition 2013-14

The only downside of rain is no outdoor sports, but that encourages the indoor sports. There are few indoor games which are very exciting as well as can match excitement of any outdoor sports. Carrom certainly fits that category. Students of Atmiya Vidya Mandir enjoyed the first ever Inter House Carrom Competition in the second half of July 2013.

Although carrom is played regularly at AVM, this was the first occasion when the competition was held. Announcement of the competition created a buzz around the school and the presence of obvious excitement was felt amongst the students from all classes.

The competition was divided into three categories: Sub-junior, Junior and Senior.

Students were supposed to take part in pair and compete amongst themselves to be shortlisted from their respective houses for the knockout rounds. After a few days of practice sessions and preliminary rounds, four teams from each of the houses were selected in each category.

Hemant sir and Kalpesh sir organised the competition very effectively. All the other sports teachers also helped in organizing the first inter house sports competition of the year. The location was the activity hall, first floor in Junior Hostel. The matches for the third places and the finals were held on 20th July. Here is a brief summary of the competition.

In the Sub-junior category, Satyam house grabbed the first and the third place, while Sundaram house took the second place.

In the Junior category, Satyam house again won the finals as Suhradam house took the second and the third places.

In the Senior category, Shivam house broke the domination of Satyam house and won that category. While Sundaram house took the second place, Suhradam house got the third place.

Here are the final standings:

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Celebrating the Bliss bestowed by Guru

When we are oblivious of the purpose of life and get more and more entangled in various attractions of physical world, we are limited with our senses and our mind cannot comprehend either our purpose or ways to achieve it, hence we live aimlessly until we meet our Guru. Finally the guru defines our path and our life’s purpose. Gratitude is the key to unlocking a more open and rewarding perspective on life. And Guru Purnima is the day to show our gratitude towards our Guru, acknowledge His blessings and reaffirm our loyalty towards him.

Reiterating the gratitude towards H.D.H P.P. Swamiji, students, teachers and all members of AVM family celebrated Gurupurnima on Sunday 21st July 2013. The Morning assembly in the prayer hall was held with the gracious presence of Saints from Haridham. The Head boy of the school, Sachin Verlekar hosted the ceremony of Gurupoojan. After the invocation of God’s blessings and prayer, Vice Head Boy Dhwanit Tamboli and Sports Captain Nirmal Patel offered garlands to the guests. 

Addressing the students, the School Principal Dr Vijay Patel then elucidated need of Guru in one’s life and that Guru is the medium to communicate with God and what should we pray on this auspicious day. It was followed by soul stirring devotional bhajans by school choir group. Then the students offered their prayers and devotion to the Guru marked by Gurupoojan. Thereafter students received blessings of P. Suhrad Swami who gave an insight on importance of this day.

Thus on this auspicious day students realised that ignorance of math, science, history or technology may make life slightly inconvenient but it does not shroud us in darkness. The ignorance which is really dark is always dispelled by Guru in order to make our life peaceful, purposeful, fulfilling and divinely-connected.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Visual and Spatial Competition 2013-14

"Individually, we are a drop. But together we are an ocean".

It is often said that the best work that can be produced by people, is through teamwork. You sit in a group and share your talent and imagination with others. And what emerges, is a combination of multi-artistic perfection.

To bring out the best that the child has, Atmiya Vidya Mandir has designed different competitions based on the theory of eight Multiple Intelligences.

The Visual and Spatial Inter-House Competition was conducted on 20th July 2013, at different places in school between 11.40 PM to 1.00 PM. Such a competition where everyone needs to have the ability to visualize with the sight of mind.

The themes were as below.
  1. Mask making- It was a fun activity of making a mask of any creature with paper to show various moods of different creatures.
  2. Greeting card on computer- It displayed the imagination of students by designing birthday cards, poster and PPT's on the given topics.
  3. Best out of waste- It helped students to come out with their innovations in finding out the usefulness of the waste materials.
  4. Collage making- It assisted students with the art of creating the complete image from the separated and deserted parts.
Everyone was enthusiastic to excel in the competition and due to the limited time frame, participants were engrossed in performing the best. As it was also a team building activity, everyone experienced the power of coordination and team spirit. This competition, not only arouse a keen interest among all the students in imagining/visualising, but also provided a good platform to express their views and ideas.

The themes selected for this competition were vibrant and creative in nature. Everyone on campus observed and appreciated the creations of the students. Honourable Principal Dr. Vijay Patel, Vice-principal Ashish Patel, and one of the key event organisers, Manish Sir, along with the other observant judges assessed the competition.

Such a competition was tackled with much zeal and excitement. The students enthusiastically participated in the competition and presented beautiful creations.

The winners list is as follows:-

Mask making competition (Std 1, 2, 3)
  • Std 1: Jal Dhamelia (Suhradam House)

  • Std 2: Het Dungrani (Suhradam House)
  • Std 3: Nirman Patel (Sundaram House)
Card making competition
  • Std 4: Nishant Patel (Shivam House)
Poster making competition
  • Std 5: Pransu Patel (Satyam House)
Presentation making competition
  • Std 6: Het Patel (Suhradam House)

Compiled by: Rashmi Ma'am

Sunday, July 21, 2013

विद्या विनयेन शोभते

अत्यंत द्रुत गति से बदलते हुए इस समाज मे , इस परिवेश मे संवेदनाओं और भावनाओं का ह्रास होता स्पष्ट नज़र आ रहा है। ऐसे दुष्कालग्रस्त मानव समाज मे, सामाजिक एवं मानवीय मूल्यों की पुनः स्थापना का ही एक प्रयास है , हम सभी का अपना...  यह आत्मीय विद्या मंदिर !
      जी हाँ , मित्रों ! आत्मीय सम्राट , परम् पूज्य श्री हरिप्रसाद स्वामी जी द्वारा सन् 2004 में स्थापित, आत्मीय विद्या मंदिर  जो कि , पिछले दस वर्षों से निरंतर शिक्षा के क्षेत्र में , ज्ञान के साथ-साथ यहाँ के छात्रों में नैतिकता एवं शुद्ध मानसिकता के बीजों का रोपण कर रहा है। इस बार भी अपनी इसी अनोखी एवं अद्भूत परंपरा की श्रंखला में एक और कड़ी को शिक्षा-सत्र 2013 – 2014 के लिए जोड़ चुका है।

      विद्यालय के सत्यम् हाउस ने आठ जुलाई से प्रारंभ हुए सप्ताह को , विद्यार्थी के जीवन में अत्यंत महत्वपूर्ण “विनय” नामक मूल्य का वर्णन करते हुए संपन्न किया। सप्ताह भर विद्यालय की प्रार्थना सभा में विस्तार पूर्वक ‘विनय’ का महत्व समझाया गया। विद्यालय के व्यवस्था-तंत्र के अनुसार , सत्यम् हाउस को ‘विनय’ नामक मूल्य पर आधारित एक लघु नाटिका “विद्या विनयेन शोभते” प्रस्तुत करने का मौका मिला। सत्यम् हाउस के सभी सदस्यों ने आत्मीयता से विचारों का आदान-प्रदान कर के विद्यालय के नृत्य-निर्देशक श्रीमान मृणाल नायक के मार्गदर्शन अनुसार इस नाटक को प्रस्तुत करने का नम्र प्रयास किया।
      “प्रिय राम ! जीवन पथ हर मानव को अनेक कठिनाईयों का सामना करना पड़ता है, इन कठिन परिस्थितियों को केवल बल और बुद्धि के आधार पर जीत लेना असंभव है। संपूर्ण विजय प्राप्त करने के लिए बल और बुद्धि के साथ विनय का होना परमावश्यक है”।
विश्वामित्र जी के द्वारा प्रभु श्री राम को शिव-धनुष उठाने से पूर्व दिये गये उपर लिखित ये आशिर्वचन ही वास्तव में निचोड़ थे, पूरे नाटक के।  
       मानवता का सर्वोत्तम आभूषण विनयशीलता को कहा गया है। पुरुषोत्तम राम विनयशीलता के साक्षात् अवतार थें। उसी विनयशीलता के शस्त्र से क्रोधित और आगबबुला हुए श्री परशुराम के क्रोध को भगवान श्री राम नियंत्रित कर पाए।
       विनम्र व्यक्ति में सभी प्रकार की परिस्थितियों को झेलने की शक्ति होती है , ऐसी शक्ति और अपने ज्ञान- गरिमा का रंज मात्र भी उन्हें दंभ नहीं होता है और वे सदैव दूसरों के समक्ष झूकना , नम्र होना ही अपना कर्तव्य मानते हैं। वास्तव में विनय कठिनाईयों का सामना करने में संबल बनता है और प्रतिद्वन्द्वी को बल क्षीण करता है।
      आइए ! श्री राम में बसे इस अद्भूत विनम्रता के महान सदगुण को हम हमारे जीवन में ढालने का प्रयास कर जीवन को समृद्ध बनाएं ।।

लेखक: श्री पुष्पक जोशी

Friday, July 12, 2013

Rainy Season Paintings by Students

Paavan Shah Std 10B
Uttam Italiya Std 10B
Denish K Patel Std 10A
Rushal S Patel Std 10B
Rushi Patel Std 10A

Virat Italiya Std 10A

Harsh V Gondaliya Std 10A
Milan H Patel Std 10B
Guided by: Manish Sir

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Investiture Ceremony 2013-14

"The price of greatness is responsibility." Sir Winston Churchill

On the pleasant morning of 6 July 2013, admirable young talents of Atmiya Vidya Mandir were bestowed responsibility of serving school with their capability, efficiency and more over with devotion.

The Investiture Ceremony, thus marked the initiation of the student council for the academic session 2013-14. Designations were assigned with an official title to the Head Boy, the Vice Head Boy and the Sports Captain. the House Captains and the Vice-Captains of all the four houses were provided with the respective ranks and deserved rights.

The young and enlightened minds, Harsh Sarda and Tanmay Patel of class XI carried the program to an utmost excitement. And displayed the best of the qualities of Host.

"PRATHAM PRABHU, PACCHI PAGLU" as per this ritual of Atmiya Vidya Mandir, Investiture Ceremony commenced its first step of lightening the sacred lamp by Honourable Vice Principal - Ashish Sir, Respectable Administrator - Haresh Sir. Thakorji was offered with the devotional poojan by Pujya Arjun Mama. Following the Hindu tradition, Lord Ganesha was worshipped by presenting the Sloka - "Vakratunda Mahakaya Suryakoti Samaprabha" by our school choir group who added grandeur to the ambience.

On the tune of the school band, members of Student Council performed a grand March Past.

The formal assignment of title, is indeed a matter of pride for every members of Student Council. Vice Principal, House conveners and House Teachers assigned the Council members with their respective badges.

Turning the program with zest, Vice-Principal, Honourable Swayam Ma'am carried out the swearing-in-ceremony. Wherein entire Student Council took an oath and promised to discharge their duties sincerely to the best of their ability.

To add more splendour to this function, the centre of most attraction for our school youngistan was the dance, it was a traditional Gujarati dance which was performed by the students of class IX and X in a kathiyawadi attire.

The Head Boy, Sachin Verlekar, cognitively brilliant, socially smart and emotionally stable yet deeply humane delivered a short speech. Wherein he promised to behold the values of school and stand up to the expectations of elders.

Enlightening further, Vice Principal - Swayam Ma'am addressed the school on "Responsibility of a leader is to play multiple roles in his life".

As a symbol of energy, the lamp was lighten by the Students Council. The ceremony was concluded with the school song.

Wishing the entire Student Council, success and victory in all their endeavours and leaving behind a legacy for all to cherish.

Written by: Rashmi Ma'am