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April 15, 2020
Vol 15, Page 1

What do you think about repetition?

Dear Readers,
Hope you 're doing well during the pandemic.

We have to ensure that we 're all together in this, distantly. The biggest strength, for now, is to maintain respectable distance and keep each other safe. Of course, the lockdown has been extended in India, but we have to keep each other strong and resilient. Please don't succumb to negative vibes! We 're here for you!
So, what do you think about repetitions? I repeat the clothes, the books, the talks and the music I love. Do you like to repeat certain activities or things too?
In this issue, we repeat a couple of things from yesterday, on popular demand to make that emphasis! Repetition allows us to understand things in a better way and it's a healthy exercise to practice. Tell us what you feel about repetition?

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Captain Edward John Smith - MY HERO

by Sabrina from Lagrangeville
Do you remember RMS Titanic? Captain Edward John Smith was perceived by some as a hero, and by others as the villain who sank the greatest ship in the world on that fateful April night. Captain Smith was brave, intelligent, determined, experienced, and a true hero. I put him in the Lifesaver Hero category, for what he did on the night of April 15, 1912, he died.

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Captain Smith actually isn’t known by as many people as he probably should be. Captain Smith was the captain on the ship called “Unsinkable” and “The Ship of Dreams” by its creator, the White Star Line. Captain Smith was the captain of the Titanic, the most famous ship in America, and perhaps the world.
On April 15, 1912, the boilers of the Titanic had all been lit, and the ship was going at a maximum speed of 26 knots, just as the Captain had ordered. It was 11:40 p.m. and one of the lookouts had spotted an iceberg. The ship was turned to the left to avoid the iceberg, but the submerged part of the glacier was even larger than the portion above the water, and passengers listened to the metallic screech as the side of the ship scraped alongside the iceberg.
Smith knew the boat would sink. He ordered crew around to get people out of their rooms and to start loading the lifeboats. He also ordered the band to set up and play on the deck to keep people from panicking. Even though people thought the giant ship was certainly more secure than the dingy little rowboats, they still got on the lifeboats. At 2:20 a.m., the last visible part of Titanic sank into the dark abyss that was the Atlantic Ocean. Smith, like a true hero, went down with his ship. His last voyage as captain became his final voyage, and his final resting place. His actions helped a lot of the 750 passengers saved get off of that deathtrap.

These events shock me. I cannot imagine how hard it was to watch the last lifeboat slowly drift out of view. How did it feel as the icy seawater engulfed him? Did cry out as he saw Death coming for him? Did he stare it down until the last second? No one will be able to answer these questions now.
Captain Smith was brave right up until the very end, gambling his life and losing it. He was determined to get every living soul off of that boat, and though he did not succeed, everyone who was on the Titanic that night will be missed greatly. We will forever hold in our hearts the majesty of Titanic.

If you have a hero you aspire, write to us about him at write@theschoolsocial.in and get featured here. Credits: @myhero
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Be Better, 5 Mins
Sun and Wind - Do they give us Energy too?

Solar Energy
The sun is the closest star to Earth. It brings heat and light to the world. Some areas of the world, such as those closest to the equator, get more sun than others. Solar power is the most abundant energy source on Earth. There's enough solar energy hitting the Earth every hour to meet all of humanity's power needs for an entire year.

WIND Energy
Wind is caused by the uneven heating of the atmosphere. Some areas of the world, such as coastal regions, have more wind than others because the terrain of the area is relatively flat and has few obstacles to block the wind from blowing.

Did you know? Referred to as sources of energy by science, Sun and Wind are reverred to be Gods in Hindu and Greek Cultures.
>> Time for some Q&A.

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>> Q 1. In what ways is wind a good source of energy?
>> Q 2. What are the disadvantages to using wind as a source of energy?
>> Q 3. How do you use the resource of wind in your life, if at all?
>> Trees, iron ore, water, and air are each a _____. (Natural Resources/ Nonrenewable Resources/ Renewable Resources)
>> In what ways are fossil fuels a good source of energy?
>> A natural resource that can be replaced in a fairly short period of time is a ______.
>> A resource that cannot be replaced once it is used up is a ______.
>> The saving and wise use of Earth’s resources is called ______.

Know all the answers, write them to write@theschoolsocial.in and get a chance to be featured here!!
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We all know how an early teenager changes the energy in our home. The body changes physically as well as mentally. A lot can be and have been shared about how physical body changes in adolescence/ teenage. We have come up with series of videos for mental health changes that early teenage(11 above) brings in with mental health first aider - Kartik Vasisht, Coach at Mindfrey.

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NEW YEAR - Across South Asia

Have you heard the notion of ‘Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam,’ meaning the ‘the world is a family’? To me, it seems like something real. If we dig back a couple of hundred years, or go back 2 centuries, we see that there were a lot of similarities in the way different people perceived things, atleast when we look at our celebrations. And one thing that we notice typically in the month of April, is how different cultures, distantly located celebrate their New Year during 13th - 15th April or with the beginning of spring. Let’s have a look:
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>>The Water Festival is the form of similar new year celebrations taking place in many Southeast Asian countries, on the day of the full moon of the 11th month on the lunisolar calendar each year. The date of the festival was originally set by astrological calculation, but it is now fixed from April 13 to 15. Traditionally people gently sprinkled water on one another as a sign of respect, but since the new year falls during the hottest month in Southeast Asia, many people end up dousing strangers and passersby in vehicles in boisterous celebration. The festival has many different names specific to each country:
>>In Burma it is known as Thingyan.
>>Songkran in Thailand
>>Pi Mai Lao in Laos
>>Chaul Chnam Thmey in Cambodia.
>>It is also the traditional new year of the Dai peoples of Yunnan Province, China. Religious activities in the tradition of Theravada Buddhism are also carried out, a tradition in which all of these cultures share.
>>The Baloch Hindu people in Pakistan and India celebrate their new year called Bege Roch in the month of Daardans according to their Saaldar calendar.
>>Nepal New Year is celebrated on the 1st of Baisakh Baisākh (12–15 April) in Nepal. Nepal follows Vikram Samvat as an official calendar (not to be confused with Nepal Era New year).
>>Sinhalese New Year is celebrated with the harvest festival (in the month of Bak) when the sun moves from the Meena Rashiya (House of Pisces) to the Mesha Rashiya (House of Aries). Sri Lankans begin celebrating their National New Year "Aluth Avurudda" in Sinhala and “Puththandu” in Tamil. However, unlike the usual practice where the new year begins at midnight, the National New Year begins at the time determined by the astrologers by calculating the exact time that sun goes from Meena Rashiya (House of Pisces) to the Mesha Rashiya (House of Aries) .
We talked about the Indian New-Years across different cultures in our previous issues, let’s look at them closely:
>>Tamil New Year is celebrated in the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu, on the first of Chithrai (April 13, 14, or 15). In some parts of Southern Tamil Nadu, it is also called Chithrai Vishu. The day is marked with a feast in Hindu homes and the entrance to the houses are decorated elaborately with kolams.
>>Punjabi/Sikh Vaisakhi is celebrated on April 13/14 in Punjab according to their nanakshahi calendar.
>>The Dogra of Himachal Pradesh celebrate their new year Chaitti in the month of Chaitra.
>>Maithili New Year or Jude-Sheetal too fall on these days. It is celebrated by Maithili People all around the world.
>>Assamese New Year (Rongali Bihu or Bohag Bihu) is celebrated on April 14 or 15 in the Indian state of Assam.
>>Bengali New Year (Bengali:Pôhela Boishakh or Bengali: Bangla Nôbobôrsho) is celebrated on the 1st of Boishakh (April 14 or 15) in Bangladesh and the Indian state of West Bengal and Tripura.
>>Odia New Year (Vishuva Sankranti) is celebrated on April 14 in the Indian state of Odisha. It is also called Vishuva Sankranti or Pana Sankranti.
>>Manipuri New Year or Cheirouba is celebrated on April 14 in the Indian State of Manipur with much festivities and feasting.
>>Malayali New Year (Malayalam:Vishu) is celebrated in the South Indian state of Kerala in mid-April.
>>Western parts of Karnataka where Tulu is spoken, the new year is celebrated along with Tamil/ Malayali New year April 14 or 15, although in other parts most commonly celebrated on the day of Gudi Padwa, the Maharashtrian new year. In Kodagu, in Southwestern Karnataka, however, both new year, Yugadi (corresponding to Gudi Padwa in March) and Bisu (corresponding to Vishu in around April 14 or 15), are observed.

Credits: @wikipedia

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>>Bake Your Own Pippi Pancakes >> Quick recipe to bake yummy-tasty pancakes!

>> Attractive prizes worth Rs. 5 (Five) Lakh across all categories and Groups
>> State Level and National Level Certificates for all the Prize winners
>> Digital Certificates will be issued for all the participants
>> Best Works will be published in Newsletters/Magazines/Websites

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Model United Nations, also known as Model UN or MUN, is an extra-curricular activity in which students typically roleplay delegates to the United Nations and simulate UN committees. This activity takes place at MUN conferences, which is usually organized by a high school or college MUN club. At the end of most conferences, outstanding delegates in each committee are recognized and given an award certificate; the Best Delegate in each committee, however, receives a gavel.

As you stay at home, during the extended lockdowns, we help you prepare for MUNs, so you can become a ‘Pro’ the moment you join School back and show all the skills you’ve gained during this time. Keep looking for this column everyday! ...

Thousands of middle school, high school, and college students across the country and around the world participate in Model United Nations, which involves substantial researching, public speaking, debating, and writing skills, as well as critical thinking, teamwork, and leadership abilities.

It is estimated that more than 400,000 students worldwide participate every year in MUN at all educational levels – from primary school to university.
Model United Nations (MUN) has existed for more than 70 years. But it was never monitored by the UN. The first time that a MUN conference was co-sponsored by the UN was in August 2000 at UN Headquarters in New York. Almost a decade later, the UN Department of Public Information organized three Global Model UN (GMUN) conferences in Geneva, Kuala Lumpur and Incheon, from 2009 to 2011 respectively. It was in the context of these three conferences that new rules of procedure and a new approach to conducting MUN simulations of the General Assembly were introduced. Today, the UN has developed guidelines for conducting a MUN simulation. It does not conduct its own MUN simulations but provides advice on how students can organize them following the proper procedures and processes.


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Student's Blog


Ignite the flame, forge our hearts
Shatter these elusive walls of glass.
On the moon let's make a home-
A garden of stars, a lazy morn;
Sing to me the story of us
And we'll carve the runes on a stone.
Rhyme it with our beating heart.
Till the dusk of time, let's make it last.

Teachers' Blogs


By-Bhavana Ahuja
Librarian, The Heritage School, Rohini

Global warming- Ah, What to say !!
It affects us every single day.
Mother earth is in excruciating pain,
Every being on the planet has nothing to gain.
From depleting ozone to changes in temperature,
We are spoiling each particle of our nature.
We all have to think and foresee,
Otherwise our future will not be glee.
Oh!! Our Earth is so precious and can't be replaced,
So we need to save it or our races will be erased.

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