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July 20, 2020
Vol 85, Page 1

MONDAY MOTIVATION

MONDAY MOTIVATION

What They Say?


"What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals."
— Zig Ziglar

"When you have a dream, you've got to grab it and never let go."
— Carol Burnett




TIMELINE OF THE UNIVERSE



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This Day for You - July 20



Spotlight:

National Moon Day


Commander Neil Armstrong and lunar module pilot Buzz Aldrin formed the American crew that landed the Apollo Lunar Module Eagle on July 20, 1969, at 20:17 UTC

The World Celebrates:

National Lollipop Day

National Pennsylvania Day

National Get Out of the Dog House Day

You Share Your Birthday With:

1911 – Baqa Jilani, Indian cricketer


1929 – Rajendra Kumar, Indian actor and producer


1960 – Sudesh Berry, Indian actor


1976 – Debashish Mohanty, Indian cricketer and coach

On this day:

1944 - Adolf Hitler survives an assassination attempt led by German army officer Claus Von Stauffenberg

1948 - Syngman Rhee elected the 1st President of South Korea

1950 - India Conflict In China

1968 - Jane Asher breaks her engagement with Paul McCartney on live TV

1969 - First Man On The Moon

1976 - Space Viking 1 Lands On Mars

1989 - Burma government puts author Aung San Suu Kyi under house arrest

Kailash Satyarthi


Many of us had not even heard of Mr. Kailash Satyarthi when he was bestowed with the Nobel Peace Prize in 2014, alongside Malala. Most of us still remain oblivious of his achievements and the stellar social work he has done and continues to do.

Kailash Satyarthi was born in Vidisha, a small town in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh into a middle-class family. His exceptionally idealistic and helpful nature of his mother had a big impact on him. He was raised in a locality where Hindus and Muslims lived with each other.

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He was severely impacted by the lack of school access for all children and his experiences with poverty in his youth.

Satyarthi’s Work Life

In 1980,he left his job as an electrical engineer and founded the Bachpan Bachao Andolan. He conceived and led the Global March Against Child Labor and its international advocacy body, the International Center on Child Labor and Education (ICCLE), which are worldwide coalitions of NGOs, teachers and trades unionists.

He has served as the President of the Global Campaign for Education from its inception in 1999 to 2011. Sathyarthi is one of its four founders alongside ActionAid, Oxfam and Education International.

He has had a role in linking the movement against child labour with efforts for achieving "Education for All".

Satyarthi has been a member of a UNESCO body and has been on the board of the Fast Track Initiative (now known as the Global Partnership for Education). Satyarthi had served on the board and committee of several international organisations including the Center for Victims of Torture (USA), the International Labor Rights Fund (USA), and the International Cocoa Foundation.

He brought child labour and slavery into the post-2015 development agenda for the United Nation's Sustainable Development Goals.


Satyarthi was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2014 "for the struggle against the suppression of children and young people and for the right of all children to education".

Satyarthi is the first natural-born Indian Nobel Peace Laureate.

Mr. Kailash came to the public eye only after winning the Nobel Peace Prize you will be surprised to know that he has been a recipient of prestigious awards including Gold medal of the Italian Senate in 2007 and Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Award in 1995.

Bharat Yatra

The Bharat Yatra was launched by Kailash Satyarthi to spread awareness about child trafficking and sexual abuse. The campaign was launched in Kanyakumari on 11 September 2017, and marched through seven routes covering 22 Indian states and Union Territories.

The campaign was aimed at starting a social dialogue about child sexual abuse and child trafficking.

More than 1,200,000 marched for 35 days and led to the Criminal Law Amendment Act 2018 with a strict measure against child rape. The Yatra resulted in the Anti-Human Trafficking Bill being passed by the 16th Lok Sabha.

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The Era of Social Media - It’ s time we Talk!

Can you call 2020 the peak of the era of Social Media? Possibly yes! That’ s the only thing keeping us partially sane (and also, the only thing partially driving us crazy). In these times of social distancing, when we are away from our friends and may be families too, when all things unexpected are taking place, what options do we have if we don’ t even meet our friends online?
Online is the new classroom - where we get our lessons; the play-ground - where we play, get fit and do the challenges; the canteen - where we chill, relax and gossip; and also the after-school activity centres where we get to meet people of similar interests. Online is the new normal and there’ s no choosing out of it!
But have you ever wondered how social media has perpetually grown and has, kind of, trapped us into itself? It is a pain to see accidents like Boys‘ Locker Room happen or realize what dangers could social media (SM) cause to the society at large. Let’s dig a little into what SM is!
The youngest of us (teens), was born when Social Media had already created solid grounds. Did your parents post about your birth on any social media channel? That would be a memory to mark!


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Friendster, the first ever social media channel, became public in 2002, LinkedIn and MySpace in 2003, Gmail - 2004, and ultimately the game changer Facebook (the one with all the aces) launched in January 2004. The latter single-handedly gathered over 250,000 student-users from just 34 Universities by June of the same year. Back then, FB was actually ‘TheFacebook’ and served the purpose of “an online directory that connected people through social networks at college”.


The journey of facebook precisely defines the transition of social media, or the establishment of it, over the years. Through its journey, from being an ‘online directory’ of students to the present (2020) platform that “helps you connect and share with the people in your life”, the very popular Facebook has made major transitions from being a utility platform “Facebook is a social utility that connects you with the people around you” to becoming a mainstream social media network. Let me decode it further for you:
Initially, facebook defined itself as a virtual network of people ‘around you’, with whom you would certainly be connected offline too. This version of Facebook, helped people to ‘keep up with friends and family’, ‘Share photos and videos’, ‘Control privacy online’, and ‘Reconnect with old classmates’.


With the transition to the new space for ‘people in your life’, facebook started the norm keeping up with people who were solely connected online and may or may not have met in real life. This included friends of friends or anyone who was ideally just present on the platform, without any real-life connections (acquaintances, classmates, friends or family). This is precisely what social media enables - connecting with people beyond your immediate circles and also the only thing that is bothering us to rely on channels like facebook, instagram, snapchat and more these days.


Credits: The writer of this article is a Social Media Expert, Digital Marketing Trainer, and a positivity enthusiast.
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Why is history important?

I don’t know about you, but I hated history in junior high. I wasn’t bad at it academically, in fact, I was pretty decent at it. But I always found history to be dull and...irrelevant. That was in my 10th grade. Fast forward 4 years, and now not only do I not dislike(that’s the best I can do) history but have also realised why it is so important and is pretty much a prerequisite to the success of humanity.

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If you know any lawyers or have seen any legal dramas, you must have heard the word “precedent” quite often. If you don’t know what that is, a precedent is a past event that is considered as a guide for similar such events in the present and future. History, in itself, is exactly that. A giant precedent. For example, you might have often heard news outlets cite the example of The Spanish Flu of 1918-1920 to highlight the importance of quarantining and the enforcement of lockdowns during the COVID-19 outbreak. Here, The Spanish Flu is a thing of the past but it serves as an important precedent for us to tackle a present situation.


Now, let’s take another example and see how chaotic things become when there is no precedent. The Chernobyl Nuclear disaster of 1986 was a first of its kind. When it happened, humanity had only just begun exploiting nuclear energy and hence, there was absolutely no precedent on the protocols to be followed in case of a meltdown. If you’ve seen the web series Chernobyl, you know how chaotic and tumultuous the post-disaster management was. However, this very event in history has now become a precedent for modern day nuclear and safety engineers who can now design nuclear power plants to be safer than ever before. It should be clear by now that history is imperative for humanity to steer the present or peer into the future. Without it...well, there is not without it. History makes the present and we, in turn, make history ourselves, be it good or bad.

Credits - Arko De.



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STAY-AT-HOME ACTIVITIES

Challenge for the Day


We know you are missing your friends a lot. Today, ask them to join you on a video call and play a game with them.

Goal: To spot similarities and differences and to see that the differences render us UNIQUE. Differences should be associated with something positive, there is only ONE of ME. Understanding similarities and differences is a part of Emotional Intelligence (EQ) that will help us become better at solving problems or arguments, both in school and at home. It will also help us to better relate to other people and to see things from different points of views.

Instructions:


1) Use paper and pencil and draw a picture of yourself and your best friend.

2) Ask: What things make you and your friend similar/different?

3) Draw something that you like about a friend, that is quite different from you.
Now talk about these things:

● What does it mean to be unique?
● What is unique about you?
● Is it good/bad to be unique?
● What would it be like if everybody looked the same, acted the same, had the same name?

If you are allowed to, please share your pictures with us over mail at write@theschoolsocial.in along with your and your friend’s Names, Ages, Schools and Cities.

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The Power of Speech - A note from an Old Diary

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Jyoti Sharma


Power of Speech
Speech is a great blessing. However it can easily be a big curse too. Say, in the case of friend circle, which can shrink because of improper use of language. While speech helps in expressing what one feels or wants to say, its indecent use can make our intentions misunderstood. A slip of tongue and use of unpleasant or ambiguous words may create bad blood among people.
Again, different people use different vocabulary, even ordinary language of an educated person may appear arrogant to someone who is uneducated. Thus, speech is not a gift to be used thoughtlessly. We must remember that an unpleasant message conveyed in a decent language and a polite manner can build strong bonds.



July 20, 2020 Credits

1) Lovely Sarkar - papris705@theschoolsocial.in
2) Ipsita - ipsita@theschoolsocial.in
3) Arko De - iisharpp@theschoolsocial.in
4) Tarini - 705tk@theschoolsocial.in

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