August-October: Joyful quarter for Anjana

Simply “Joyful” is how one would  describe the months of August and September at Anjana. It is a wonder how children switched from one program to the other and how teachers were able to train them.  In addition, each event was special and celebrated in a unique fashion in several locations of the school (playground, Prayer Hall or Amphitheater), some times in more than one place; chants for Varalakshmi Festival, Dances and singing for Krihsna Janmastami, Drills and Skits during Independence Day and making and worshipping Eco frindly idol of Ganesha during Ganesha Chaturthi (August festivals) AND entire campus filled with Pookolams and dances for Onam , sports and fun games for the staff during Teacher’s Day , children presenting Hindi Day, Homa and Chants for the 9 Days of Durga Pooja (all in September). This is not all – Our primary and high school children participated in District level sports meets with two of them finding a place to compete at state level, Primary children coming up with monthly cultural events coinciding with Dussera celebrations and a ToT program for the teachers conducted by Salesforce Team prior to Durgapooja celebrations and visit of Sri. Srinivas Palepu, Yoga Teacher and Parvrajak monk from Sivananda group.  Teachers and students tell me I have (unfortunately) missed several interesting talks and weekend personality development programs by Sri. Shiva and Prayas team from Delphi conducted on Saturdays. Too much for a visitor/parent/patron to participate in all these events but for children and staff all these events have helped to showcase their talents and express their joy and hapiness celebrating India’s diversity!

October has kicked in starting with Gandhi & Shastri Jayanthi. Children would get to celebrate Jayanthi’s of Valmiki,  Kannada Poets DVG and Karanth and the same time would write their half -yearly exams.  As a grand finale to the successful completion of the  first half of the academic year,  team Anjana would adjourn for a  10-day Mid-term vacation from 12th October.  They will arrive on 23rd October to celebrate Gratitude Day to mark the birthday of our patron late Sri. K.T. Narayan (Premanjali Trust).  The week will be celebrated as Food-Week with several events and workshops highlighting importance of food and nutrition to children and parents.  We look forward to the visits of our food-partners Team Premanjali and Team Manish & Volunteers from Intel and other groups to make these events meaningful.

It may be noted, all these celebrations have taken place amidst regular school days, without majorly disturbing the academic programs.  Kudos to the team of teachers headed by young and energetic Sujay and the ever-ready-to-help and ever-smiling kitchen, support team and the team of volunteers. All visitors to the school and parents participating in any of these events have enjoyed our food and hospitality. 

Enjoy scrolling down to view some of these events in pictures and videos.

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Krishna Janmastami Celebrations

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INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATIONS- 2017Flag Students 2017

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Ganesha Festival

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ONAM CELEBRATIONS

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TEACHERS DAY

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CSR Activity by Medtronic IT Team

A motivated team of Volunteers from Medtronic IT center engaged our children in several activities on 26th July.  It was an exciting time for both students and the volunteers.

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Guru Purnima Celebrations 2017

Guru Purnima or Vyasa Purnima was celebrated with zeal and traditional fervour on Saturday,  8th June (instead of 9th Sunday).  Guided by our music Teacher  Anantaraman, Children chanted Adi Shankara’s Gurupaduka Stotram and a chant known as a stress releiver – toTakAShTakam (8 verses in praise of Adi Shankara).  Children showcased a skit to highligh gurukul system of education (directed by our Hindi Teacher Amritaraj).

 

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Rains bring Joy

Samvastaro Va Apamayatanam…..Rainy season is the source of water… says the vedic chant Mantrapushpam.  Rain is also the source of joy and happiness.  Come to Anjana to experience.

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Medtronic team visits Anjana

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Soumya lead a team of 50 volunteers from Medtronic to Anjana. What  an exciting way to commence the week! Our middle school children got to interact and spend a day with medical technology leaders.  Visits and interactions such as these provide alternate learning platforms for our children.  Thank you Soumya for your efforts and thank you TEAM MEDTRONIC – we hope to see you all often at our school.

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EXCITING WEEK FOR STUDENTS OF ANJANA : VISITS,WORKSHOPS & YOGA

Reuse Plastics workshop for Middle-School Students

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Discarded Plastic Bottles converted into Hanging Flower Holders

DOCC (Development of Corporate Citizenship) Students of SP Jain Institute of Management and Research (SPJIMR), Mumbai conducted a session on  “Leadership Building” and “Add Color to Life” Painting session.

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Pushan Sengupta and Shyamala Pai with 10th Grade Students

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Sri. Bhaskar Nagaraja,  Sri. Samuel Dorairaj and Smt. Greeshma G.R of Intel visited the school to review Intel Projects ““Creating leaders of tomorrow public speaking workshops for high school students “ and  “Developing Eco-friendly pesticides  “. The day was also coincided with visit of Sri. Ajay and Sri. Vignesh from Sales Force and Soumya Bhat from Medtronics.  The group engaged our high school children in our amphitheater in useful discussions.

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Ajay Sales Force 17 June

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Development of Corporate Citizenship program concluded on Tuesday, 20th June.  The team gave final presentations on their projects and also useful suggestions to sustain the school.   Karthik & Renu Dey presented Fund Raising plans, Anitesh and Aditi gave a plan for starting a student home at Anjana and the third team Pushan and Shyamala presented their work on the organic farming (a user guide to Organic Farming and Economics of Organic Farming). 

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World Yoga Day was celebrated at Anjana.  Day long Yoga Sessions included discussions, demonstrations, practice sessions in types of Yoga, Psychic Physiology of Yoga, Introduction to Astaga Yoga, “Sit with Straight-Back  to become intelligent”, Pranayama and Yoga Nidra.  Obviously, the most enjoyable session was Yoga Nidra!

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Team of 7th grade boys were excited that their science demonstration had worked – thanks to wind-free weather after several days.  We had seen them trying out this activity for several days.  Amazing and highly motivated team!

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NEW ACADEMIC YEAR 2017-18 STARTS

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NEWS LETTER : Antaranga June 2017

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