Tuesday, 12 May 2015

Award Winning Animated Environmental Short Human-Nature

Segregation of garbage

Dont Waste your waste

Small But Great

Energy Conservation

Robert Swan

Mime show

Tetra Pak Recycling

Monday, 11 May 2015

International Girls in ICT Day

 International Girls in ICT Day

By: Sambhrami Patil

23rd of April International Girls in ICT day is being celebrated. Global celebrations each year are steered by the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) committed to Expanding Horizons and Changing Attitudes among girls.

Our school is proud to be a part of this event. In connection with this, a programme entitled “Gaming and Programming with Alice" was organised by the school and 23 girls were a part of the same.
Kamal Peter had hosted this mega event and approximately over 110 schools were connected. First, Oracle Women Leaders motivated the girls about Internet Technology and Career options in the same. They also spoke about their experience of comming to the IT industries.         
Importance of ICT Day               
• Over 2 million skilled ICT professionals are missing world wide. Now, when we say missing it means that 2 million jobs in ICT have not been equipped.
• In schools it is now observed that many girl students score better than boys then, why is technology still a "boys" subject ??
• ICT has become a necessity and a way of life in most of the schools in India. ICT tools provide opportunities to students to build their capacity on technical skills and are a major catalyst to bridge the digital divide amongst students of various socio-economic and other geographical barriers.   

Some Statistics:
• 40 % of the world has access to internet which means that our world is digitally aware about what is happening is todays technology.
• 57 % of peole in India use Internet through mobile.
• IOT and Mobile Computing have touched our daily lives.
• 90 % of jobs require technological skills to solve critical social issues
• India is the 3rd Largest country to get Internet Access
• Usage of Social Media is very important to stay connected and be aware of Technological Skills and Employement Opportunities.             
Krishna Sistla said, " Many people say that Mathematics is very important to achieve success in IT Industries. Mathematical Skills is not only the one which is required to achieve success, True Dedication, Leadership qualities, True Commitment, Honesty, Technolgy and Communication Skills and Passion are also required.
Points to Remember in our mind when we are doing any work:
• Be Hardworking
• Grab Opportunities
• BREAK Stetreotypes
• Failure - is the key to success
• Constant Learning shuld be there
• Build Networks
• Be Independent and Unique
• Make your family understand why you want to work under a certain field and get their support
• AIM for Personal Excellence

Then, Sujata Ma'am spoke about the factors which stops a women from going for a job and achieve personal excellence:
• Migration
• Marriage
• People think spouse's Career is more important
• Parents Ill Health
• Child Birth

She said that, " All these factors will take place in the life of every woman, so why not be preared from first ??? You should prepare yourself for all this and face it too. You should always aim for your personal excellence.

She then also spoke about some of the Careers which we can take up in IT industries based on our interests:
• JAVA is a top Progarmming Language, be a Program Manager and excell in it. 
• You can become an architect and Administer Database, ORACLE is the Top Enterprise Database Company
• If you have interest in Business Intelligence and Data Analytics, then you can become a Regional Manager under Sales and Marketing
• Management Consultant - Product Specialist
• If you are interested in Cyber Security then you can be a Domain Consultant

Success Mantras :
• Logical Thinking
• Good Communication Skills
• Attention to Detail
• Skills and knowledge
• Follow your dream
• Immerse in Knowledge Outburst
• Be Professional and assertive
• Manage your time and tasks
• Have quick and accurative analytics
• Be a great team player

At the last a hands on activity was conducted were Kamal Peter ma'am guided all the girls to make an ALICE Projct to enhance digital literacy among girls.
It was a wonderful session and very informative and motivating. 
We thank our Principle Sir for giving us this opportunity to be a part of this progarmme. We also a thank our co-ordinating teachers - Mrs. Babitha and Mrs. Nalini for being with us the whole day and helping us with the hands on activities.

Visit to Siddhagiri Gramjivan Museum (Kaneri Math), Maharastra

Visit to Siddhagiri Gramjivan Museum (Kaneri Math), Maharastra

By: Sambhrami Patil

About the museum
Though Kaneri Math is well-known, the museum there is less-known. A unique project, perhaps the only project in India situated at Shri Kshetra Siddhagiri Math, Kaneri, district Kolhapur, Maharashtra. The place is near Kolhapur city on Pune Banglore Highway. Shri Kshetra Siddhagiri Math has a history of more than 1300 years, and is a holy place of worship of Lord Mahadeva. The surrounding around the museum is very calm and quiet, a hilly place with a good collection of Flora and Fauna.

The project is a dream village of Mahatma Gandhi, visually and symbolically created through the vision and efforts of present 49th Mathadhipati H.H. Adrushya Kadsiddheshwar Swamiji.
The main objective of the Project is to refresh the history of self-sufficient village life before the invasion of Mughals in Maharashtra. There were 12 BALUTEDARS (12 main profession based casts i.e. Professions performed by generation by family members) and 18 ALUTEDARS, who provided equipments to all villagers useful in their day-to-day necessities of domestic as well as Agricultural life.
These Balutedars, Alutedars and others had a special characteristics with which they served society. The description of all 18 Alutedars, 12 balutedars and other people and there duties are vividly depicted in the museum.

The first phase of the museum spans over 7 Acres of area with almost 80 main scenes and around 300 statues. Several subtle village lifestyles are taken into consideration. There is a unique combination of expression, accuracy and liveliness in the whole village. Each sculpture has a multi dimensional effect and lifestyle theme which Swamiji very keenly arranged each and every scene to make a proper visual story. In the total cluster the village demonstrate a self-sufficient machinery within village. Barter economy, Interpersonal healthy happy relationship among villagers is reflected. The Museum projects the entire village as a single family, and as single family members in a joint family. No adulteration, no cut thought practice, no mad Rat Race, No pollution, but Caring, and delightful atmosphere, no bitter feeling, but fertile land, clean water, clean air, quality food, maximum use of natural resources, cattle field, livestock, job satisfaction. All these things are reflecting the beauty, Joy, satisfaction of human race and oneness with nature. It advises us to get back to nature, without disturbing the equilibrium of nature and many other things which are beyond our imagination.

Museum theme
This museum showcases different aspects of Gramjivan (village life). ‘Gram’ means ‘village’ and ‘jivan’ means ‘life’ in Marathi language. This initiative was dream project of Mahatma Gandhi, visually and symbolically created through the vision and efforts of Siddhagiri Gurukul Foundation Trust. The history of self-sufficient village life before invasion of Mughals in Maharshtra is depicted here in the form of cement sculptures. Each sculpture is lifelike and has a multi dimensional effect and lifestyle theme. There were 12 ALUTEDARS (12 main profession-based castes i.e. Professions performed from generation to generations by families) and 18 BALUTEDARS, who provided equipments to all villagers to fulfill their day-to-day necessities (domestic as well as professional).
The museum is spread over 7 acres (28,000 m2) area and has almost 80 scenes which showcase more than 300 statues. The surrounding countryside is beautiful and is surrounded with lush greenery. Every aspect of village life has been depicted in this museum. It is a perfect blend of fact, powerful imagination and enormous hard work in getting the lifelike expressions of the whole village.

Few of the scenes at the museums
1. Village priest’s abode: First scene is the house of a highly educated village priest. He performs his duties, rites and rituals like weddings, thread ceremonies and is tasked to find auspicious days and time for any major activity e.g. house building and house warming activities, digging of new wells, start of sowing seeds, pierching nose or ears etc. He earns his livelihood from ‘Dakshina’ (donations) he receives. He consults the ‘Panchaang’ (almanac) for finding auspicious dates.
2. Goldsmith at work
3. Nailing the bullock with iron shoe
4. Barber shop
5. Village well: Villagers fetching water from the public well.
6. Nursing an elder family member
7. Grocer’s shop: Woman visiting the grocery shop with her son. 8. The shop-keeper is weighing items in old weighing machine. 9. Items like jaggery, sugar, chillies, salt, wheat, rice are stocked. 10. The son is asking his mother to buy kites for him.
11. Farmer’s ‘Wada’ (house)
12. House of ‘Vaidya’
13. Grandma stitching ‘Godhadi’ (quilt)
14. Farmers ploughing his farm using bullocks
15. Shepherd boy with his herd of sheep
16. Villagers performing Bhajan and Kirtan (singing Hindu devotional songs)
All the statues were so realistic that I felt only life was to be given to those statues and they all start working.