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June 12, 2020
Vol 53, Page 1



What They Say?

You can't regulate child labor. You can't regulate slavery. Some things are just wrong.
Michael Moore

Child labor perpetuates poverty, unemployment, illiteracy, population growth, and other social problems.
Kailash Satyarthi


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This Day for You - June 12

World Day Against Child Labour - 152 million children between the ages of 5-17 were in child labour, almost half them, 73 million, in hazardous child labour. Look at some statistics in the UN Social Column.

The World Celebrates:

Russian Day- Russia Day called Day of adoption of the declaration of state sovereignty of RSFSR before 2002, is the national holiday of the Russian Federation. It has been celebrated annually on 12 June since 1992.

Valentine's Day - Dia dos Namorados is celebrated on June 12 in Brazil, due to the date's proximity to Saint Anthony's Day on June 13. The date is celebrated in a manner similar to the way that Valentine's Day is celebrated on February 14.

Peace of Chaco - is a day that commemorates the end of the Chaco War between Paraguay and Bolivia in 1935. Interestingly, this holiday was going to be shifted to June 15 from this day, but due to the health emergency, the President has deemed it to be set in stone on June 12.

You Share Your Birthday With:

1982 – Shailaja Pujari, Former Indian weightlifter
1929 – Anne Frank, German-Dutch diarist; victim of the Holocaust

Famous Events:

1550 – The city of Helsinki, Finland (belonging to Sweden at the time) is founded by King Gustav I of Sweden.
1707 - Bahādur Shah I won the Mughal throne of India by defeating his brother ʿAẓam Shah at the Battle of Jajau.
1942 - Anne Frank gets her diary as a birthday present in Amsterdam
1952 - Jammu & Kashmir assembly finally terminated hereditary monarchy.
1964 - Nelson Mandela is sentenced to life in prison in South Africa
1994 - World's biggest twinjet, Boeing 777, took its first flight.

ART Aficionado

Art Work by Students
Abhiram Sharma
Vihaan Pal Singh
Abhiram Sharma
Vihaan Pal Singh

Kyle Maynard

Kyle Maynard born on March 24, 1986, is an American speaker, author, and mixed martial arts athlete, known for becoming the first quadruple amputee to ascend Mount Kilimanjaro without the aid of prosthetics. He is also the founder of the No Excuses Crossfit gym.

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Although he was born with a rare condition known as congenital amputation, Maynard decided to pursue involvement in sports, first in youth league football. He wrestled in high school, ultimately winning 36 matches in his senior year of high school. He went on to place 12th in the 103-pound weight class. Maynard also began weight training, and was awarded the title of GNC’s World’s Strongest Teen by bench pressing 23 repetitions of 240 lbs. The same year, he received the ESPN Espy Award for Best Athlete With A Disability in 2004.

In 2005, Maynard wrote the New York Times Bestselling autobiography, No Excuses: The True Story of a Congenital Amputee Who Became a Champion in Wrestling and Life. In 2008, Maynard opened No Excuses Crossfit gym, a Crossfit-intensive facility located in Suwanee, GA.

In 2011, it was announced that Maynard was planning to climb Mount Kilimanjaro without the aid of prosthetics. Soon, an organization called Orthotic Specialists got involved, and owners Barb and Brett Boutin created custom equipment with Vibram soles, based on molds of Maynard's arms and legs. The climb, intended to raise awareness for wounded American military veterans, included a team consisting of former members of the U.S. military with injuries and conditions including shrapnel wounds, post-traumatic stress and traumatic brain injury.

The mission also donated $25,000 worth of medical supplies to the Mwereni Integrated School for the Blind in Moshi, Tanzania. On January 15, 2012, Maynard became the first quadruple amputee to climb Mount Kilimanjaro without assistance, by crawling all 19,340 feet in just 10 days. In 2012, he was awarded his second ESPY for best male athlete with a disability for completing the climb.

In August, 2016, Kyle appeared in a commercial as part of Nike's "Unlimited" series. The video has been viewed over 1.5 million times.

Credits: Tarini Kaushik
Reach me at: 705tk@theschoolsocial.in for any questions, advice or feedback.

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Inspiration 101, 4 Mins
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What are the mythological creatures whose fossils were discovered by archaeologists?

We all know about mythological creatures like dragons, unicorns, cyclopes etc. They live in our imagination more than they roam around in real life. These creatures are derived from different mythological tales we heard as children. However, the origin of these creatures were such a mystery, that the scientists started looking for their evidence on the planet. Lo and behold! They discovered some fossils that resembled the description of these imaginary beings. Keep reading to find out what these characters are?
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1) Griffins

Griffins are described as the creatures with a body of a lion, face and wings of an eagle. You get the reference of this creature in the Greek mythology. They were believed to be living in the Gobi Desert. Later archeologists discovered the fossils of Protoceratops. Similar to the Griffins, Protoceratops had four legs and a beak. They also had elongated shoulder bones which could resemble wings. The fossils were found near the Gobi Desert.
2) Cyclops

Cyclops were believed to be these one-eyed monsters. Their references are also found in the Greek mythologies. They were considered imaginary until the one-eyed fossils of some giant creature were found. On the Greek Island of Crete the tusk, some teeth and several bones were discovered . Scientists believe these remains belong to some distant relative of today’s elephant. The interesting part is, the skull of this giant mammal was found to have only one eye socket.

3) Dragons

Dragons are these flying creatures who can emit fire from their mouth, right? But the fossils discovered provided no such evidence. But the paleontologists today believe that the Dragons were a kind of dinosaur. The evidence can be seen in the findings of Adrienne Mayor. From her research on folklore and fossils, she could discover the fossil of a type of dinosaur whose skull exactly resembles the skull of the dragons found in China and medieval Europe.

4) Mermaids

Scientists had swiped this myth under the table saying the seamen looked at dugongs from a distance and mistook them for mermaids. But some 800 years old mermaid bones were exhibited in the Ryuguji temple of Japan. When these bones were tested by the Paleontologists, they did not hold any similarity with the Dugongs. The Scientists are assuming the bones to be belonging to some creature of the Neophocaena family, similar to some finless porpoises. Whatever it is, we cannot completely deny the existence of mermaids

5) Unicorns

It is the most popular imaginary creature across the globe. And yes! They are real. Recently the fossils of seberian unicorn were found by the scientists. According to their study, these creatures were not as white and elegant as we imagine them to be. But certainly they had horns like the rhinoceros. The fossilized skull of this animal was found in Kazakhstan. And it is believed that this creature was extinct from the face of this planet around 350,000 years ago.

If these mythological characters existed on earth, do you think the Indian mythological characters, like the vanar sena of Ramayana, were also real? Maybe in the ancient times, some apes had human-like ability to walk and talk. What do you think?

Credits: Lovely
Let me know what you think.
Write to me at paparis705@theschoolsocial.in for more information, opinion or queries.

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Education Counts

Curiosity, 4 Mins
Conservation of Biodiversity

We have already established that biodiversity is imperative to the stable functioning of a community and that loss of biodiversity adversely affects productivity and is detrimental to species conservation. In this article, we will discuss some ways to combat biodiversity losses in various ways.

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Biodiversity can be conserved by two (broad)ways -

a) In-situ conservation

The conservation of genetic materials, i.e, various species, in their place of origin. A simple example of in-situ conservation would be to protect an entire forest to save the tiger population that inhabit it.
All over the world, there are various “biodiversity hotspots” which are endowed with and host a very degree of species richness, i.e, they are host to a large variety of species. The Western Ghats and Sri Lanka, Indo-Burma, and the Himalayas are the three biodiversity hotspots that are present in India. Rigorous and extensive protection of these hotspots can potentially bring down the rate of species extinctions by ~30 per cent.
Also, India boasts 14 biosphere reserves, 448 wildlife sanctuaries, and 90 national parks which are also biodiversity-rich areas with hosts to unique, and endemic species.

b) Ex-situ conservation

Ex-situ conservation involves removing a species from their natural habitat to be placed in special, and well-controlled environments to facilitate better care and protection for them. Examples of ex-situ conservation would be zoological parks, botanical gardens, and wildlife safari parks. Even species that have gone extinct have been protected and continue to live on in zoological parks. Recent advances in science have allowed us to store the gametes of threatened and extinct species using cryopreservation techniques(Exercise - Find out what cryopreservation is and what its significances are). Seeds of commercially important plants can also be successfully preserved indefinitely in seed banks.

Biodiversity conservation is a mammoth task which requires incalculable resources. The irony is that it is our own actions which have led us to use such resource-intensive techniques. However, even you can do your bit and contribute to the global campaign to conserve biodiversity. Visit the CBD website to keep yourself updated on the latest information and activities regarding biodiversity and its conservation.

Credits - Arko De.
Sources - NCERT.

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Curiosity, 4 Mins

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What are some rights that all children deserve? What are some responsibilities that go with these rights?

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Define rights of all children and the responsibilities that go with these rights and how we uphold these rights.


Lay out copies of the Rights and Responsibilities (R/R) grid.

Have copies of the simplified UN Rights of Children handout on the table.

How it Works:Everyone thinks of one or more rights for all kids everywhere, and write these on the Rights side of the R/R grid.
On the opposite side, write a Responsibility that goes along with that right and how we, adults and children, can uphold this right.
Use the UN Rights handout as inspiration and feel free to create your own Rights.

Write an action step to uphold one right - use a blue pen for UNICEF #GoBlue - then take a selfie and post it with #TSS to join the UNICEF celebration

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Do you recognize obvious scenarios of child-labor around your area?


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Your Official School NEWS Repo-s-ter

-> Biggest one-day jump in COVID-19 cases in Maharashtra as 3,607 test positive
-> As many as 3,607 people were tested positive for coronavirus in Maharashtra in the last 24 hours, marking the biggest single-day rise so far.

-> Apple becomes the first US company to hit $1.5 trillion market cap
-> Apple has become the first US company to cross $1.5 trillion-mark in market cap as its valuation hit $1.53 trillion at over $352 per share.
-> Analysts said strong sales of Macs and App Store and expectations of a 5G iPhone are reasons for the surge in Apple.


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Credits: Ending child labour by 2025: A review of policies and programmes, 2nd Edition, A Report @ILO

THE Happy Pill

A union territory in India with lovely beaches and serene streets is one of the most attractive weekend destinations for busy folks in Southern India. But, one man has taken to heart the idea that ‘a crisis provides the opportunity for us to do things we could not do before.’ Principal Rallies His Community to Serve 10,000 Cooked Meals to Seniors During 40 Days of COVID Crisis in India.

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Your Chance to Get Published

We believe that talent is inherent, all we need are opportunities. Through The School Social E-Magazine, we give our young students, their parents and the teachers an opportunity to showcasetheir talent, share their stories and engage in thoughtful activities. Our daily issues have brought a lot of talent out of the cave and made hesitant people confident.
We invite entries from all students, teachers and parents to show their creative talent and submit their Write-ups, Stories, Poems, Paintings, Sketches, Doodles, Photography, and all kinds of Creative Arts.
Make the most of this opportunity and showcase your talent to the world outside. Entries are open for the following categories:

1. Art Aficionado: Poems and Creative Arts (Word or PDF format)
2. Fact Fanatics: Facts and other real things (Word or PDF format)
3. Reflections: Stories and Thoughtful Write-Ups (Word or PDF format)
4. Artist's Corner: Drawings, Sketches, Paintings, Doodles, Photography, Art and Craft (Image format)
5. Talent Treasure: Music, Dance and Drama (Video format)
6. Environment Enthusiasts: All things Eco-friendly
7. Be the Change: How you have contributed to the society?
8. I Care I Share: Parent's Diaries
9. Be Better: For the Positive Perspective

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1. The entries should be - original, as no plagiarism is acceptable.
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June 12, 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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