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May 10th, 2020
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What They Say?

There is no shade like a mother, no resort like a mother, no security like a mother, no other ever-giving fountain of life!
– Skanda Purana Mo. Ch. 6.103-104

God could not be everywhere and therefore he made mothers.
-Jewish Proverb

Thank You MOM for all the FOOD

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This Day for You - May 10


Mother’s Day: Mother's Day is a celebration honoring the mother of the family, as well as motherhood, maternal bonds, and the influence of mothers in society. It is celebrated on various days in many parts of the world, most commonly in the months of March or May.
Check out the Mothers’ Day Special Features on Page 5.

As most parts of the world celebrate Mother’s Day today, interestingly, Romania celebrates Father's Day (Ziua Tatălui) and Argentina celebrates the Day of Godchildren and Grandchildren (Día del Ahijado y el Nieto). We’re not looking forward to the International Day of Families on May 15 ;).

Mother Ocean Day: Mother Ocean Day is relatively a new celebration, as it was introduced for the first time in 2013. It is a concept thought up by the South Florida Kayak Fishing Club that has since sought the approval of the City of Miami to declare this a day official.

Stay up all night Day: (Just for Fun) Everyone has pulled an all-nighter at least once in their lives—some for fun, like singing songs around a campfire. For one day of the year, you can stay up in unison as hundreds of people across the world celebrate Stay Up All Night Night!


214 - Claudius II (Roman Emperor)
1899 - Fred Astaire (Dancer and Actor)
1838 - John Wilkes Booth (Assassinated President Abraham Lincoln)
1957 - Sid Vicious (Singer)
1957 - Phil and Steve Mahre (Twin olympic skiers)
1960 - Bono (Singer for U2)
1977 - Amanda Borden (Gymnast)


1857 - India’s First Attempt at Independence: The Seepoys of India revolted against the British Army. The Bengal Army, Indian soldiers in the British army, staged a revolt in what is viewed as the first attempt at independence. The Rani of Jhansi, a charismatic female strategist, led the Hindu revolt.
1869 - The First Transcontinental Railroad, connecting the eastern and western USA, is completed.
1872 - Victoria Woodhull is the first woman nominated for President of the US
1908 - Mother's Day is observed for the first time.
1924 - J. Edgar Hoover becomes Director of the FBI.
1940 - Winston Churchill is appointed Prime Minister of the UK.
1954 - Rock Around the Clock is released. It will be the first rock and roll record to reach number one on the charts.
1994 - Nelson Mandela sworn in as the First Black President of South Africa. As notified yesterday, he was unanimously elected by the National Assembly on May 9, 1994, but the oath-taking took place on the 10th, during ceremonies at Pretoria.

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Anay Chauhan,
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Urvi Poddar,
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Anay Chauhan,
Venkateshwar Global School
Urvi Poddar,
Venkateshwar Global School

The Mother of Wi-Fi

Imagine your life in this lockdown without the availability of internet or wi-fi connections. Life would definitely be very difficult without the wifi, isn’t it? But have you ever wondered who invented wifi that changed the pace of the world forever? Well, keep reading to find that out…

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Hedy Lamarr was an Austrian-American actress of the 1930’ s. She was the most popular woman on screen at that time. And no doubt, she was the most beautiful of all. But Hedy was such a woman, who had proved to the world that a woman can be beautiful, intelligent and a mother of three - basically, all at once!

In the beginning of the second world war, she made vital contributions to the Allied forces by developing a radio guidance torpedo system with George Antheil. This device would work by frequency-hopping a spread spectrum that could not be tracked or jammed during the war. She was a true patriot as though she had a lot of money as a Hollywood star, she was not happy for not contributing to her country. That is when she and Antheil came up with the idea of the spread spectrum technologies.

Nowadays, bluetooth technology and different versions of Wi-Fi incorporate the designs pitched by Hedy. She was not just a pretty face, but also a technological genius. Her inventions and contributions were not recognised up until 2014. She was also a mother of three children, whom she loved dearly.

Mothers are true wonders of the world, don’ t you think?

Credits: Lovely Sarkar
Reach me at: papris705@theschoolsocial.in

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Mother's Day
Love for Mothers - Stories from the Past


kept me inside her womb for nine months. Loved me endlessly, without any gender bias in her mind. Still the thought of losing me gives her goosebumps, not just the day I was in her womb but today too. That is mother.

Seeing me growing is the most beautiful part of her life. The room, that looked cleaner before seems to be a mess now, but she never scolds; may be she’ s grateful to have me in her life. She never cries in front of me, just to make me as strong as steel. Losing hope wasn’ t in her veins, making me believe it is in mine also. That is mother.

Working for hours, months and years!! Without any paid salary still cares for me, without any means. But still some thing was missing; that was love and respect that we need to give to our mothers. Working hard to make me a good person was her goal. One smile on my face would light up her day.That is mother.

I hope I’ ll stand by her dreams, and say with pride that mother’ s love is endless.

– By Chitrakshi Rawat

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Mothers of the Animal World

Mothers’ love is common to all animals in the world, including humans. We know how our mothers bring us to this world, feed us, nourish us and love us all the time. It is the same relationship that the mothers of the jungle share with their young ones. They even devise different ways of protecting their child in the wilderness.
On this Mothers’ Day, let us all celebrate motherhood even in the animal kingdom. Here is a list of five interesting facts about the mothers of the wild.
For the first few months, the baby dolphins swim together with their mothers. Mother Dolphins even make their little ones practice synchronized breathing with them. For the first ten years, baby dolphins are nursed by their mothers.
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Emperor Penguins Emperor Penguin parents are the sweetest when it comes to the division of responsibilities. After the mother penguin lays the egg, the father takes care of the egg. And the mother Penguin goes away to collect food. Then, when the baby is fed after it hatches out of its shell, the mother Penguin keeps it warm and the father Penguin takes a break.

Orangutans The Orangutan babies stick to their mothers’ skin all the time, after they are born. The mother Orangutans nurse their babies for seven years. Every night, the mother takes her little one to the highest of the trees and builds a new nest. This is how they protect their babies from other animals.

Polar Bears Aren’ t the white fur bears the cutest on this planet? Now here is a very interesting fact for you. Polar bear mothers give birth to their children while they are hibernating. It means they literally give birth, while sleeping! They grow until they are around 400 pounds big, and then go to a months long sleep, and when they wake up, they meet their newborn babies.Usually polar bears give birth to twin children.

Pacific Octopus When it comes to protection, Octopus mothers are the most cautious. Mother Octopus lays around 20000 - 50000 eggs at a time. She makes sure her eggs are protected to such an extent that she never abandons them, and starves for months. Sometimes the mother octopus will ingest her own arms for sustenance.

I hope you have understood how much the mothers love their children, irrespective of their species. So, always keep that in mind and appreciate your mother for all the rest of the days of the year. Happy Mother’ s Day to you all!
Credits: Lovely Sarkar
Reach me at: papris705@theschoolsocial.com with your question, opinion or feedback.
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Curiosity, 5 mins

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How well do you know your mom?

Fill in the blanks of this we got from wearreteachers.com and surprise your mom by detailing facts about her!

Make your mom a breakfast!

Here are some quick and easy breakfast that you can make for your mother. She is going to be enthralled to see her child growing up so quick!

Game night with your mother!

Plan an evening of games with your mother. Not only is it going to alleviate her daily stress but it is also going to make her extremely happy that you remembered Mother’ s Day and planned something for her!

Make a craft!

are some wonderful ideas of cards, mugs, and other beautiful crafts that you can try out with your mom!




Do you think Mothers are game-changers of our life?


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Your Official School NEWS Repo-s-ter

Schools to reopen in Greece under strict guidelines:

Indicatively, students will be instructed not to exchange stationary. They will also have to use keyboard covers, while seats must be disinfected before someone else sits down.

US cancels Spelling Bee for 1st time since WWII due to COVID-19

The organisers said there's "no clear path to safely set a new date in 2020". The competition will return on June 1, 2021 but those who are in eighth grade this year will miss their last chance to win.


Hello folks, hope everybody is doing well.

On the International Mothers Day, let us take a look at why some international days are celebrated, who chooses them and how!


- International Days are occasions to educate the general public on issues of concern, to mobilize political will and resources to address global problems, and to celebrate and reinforce achievements of humanity.
- The existence of international days predates the establishment of the United Nations, but the UN has embraced them as a powerful advocacy tool.
- Each international day offers many actors the opportunity to organize activities related to the theme of the day.

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How are International Days chosen and by Whom?

The General Assembly,which is the most representative organ of the UN, designates a particular date as an International Day.

International day is proposed to the UN General Assembly by Member States. The General Assembly then decides by consensus whether to adopt the resolution establishing the particular day.

The Themes:

- The themes of international days are always linked to the main fields of action of the United Nations, namely the maintenance of international peace and security, the promotion of sustainable development, the protection of human rights, and the guarantee of international law and humanitarian action.

- In its resolutions, the General Assembly usually explains what prompted it to proclaim the International Day. For example, in declaring 23 May the International Day for the Eradication of Obstetric Fistula, the resolution cited “the interlinkages between poverty, malnutrition, lack of or inadequate or inaccessible health-care services, early childbearing, child marriage, violence against young women and girls and gender discrimination as root causes of obstetric fistula, and that poverty remains the main social risk factor.”

- In addition, this UN body points out in its resolutions which aspects of the problem are of the most concern to UN Member States – or in other words, to humanity as a whole, given that the Assembly is made up of 193 countries, that is, most of the states of the world. A great example of this is the resolution that designates 23 June as International Widows' Day, in which the General Assembly states that it is: "deeply concerned that millions of children of widows face situations of hunger, malnutrition, child labor, difficult access to health care, water and sanitation, loss of schooling, illiteracy and trafficking in persons."

- Some of the International days are proclaimed not by the General Assembly, but by specialized agencies of the United Nations to draw the attention of the public to topics under their field of expertise, such as health, aviation, intellectual property, etc. For example, World Press Freedom Day, which is celebrated on 3 May, was proclaimed by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), based in Paris, and was later adopted by the General Assembly.

- In addition to raising awareness, the UN takes advantage of these Days to advise States on actions to tackle the serious problems around which many of these dates revolve. An example is the resolution on the International Day of Biological Diversity, celebrated on 22 May, in which the Organization invites its Member States to sign and ratify the Cartagena Protocol on the protection of biological diversity.

1) 21 March is the date of five different international days.
2) June is the month with the most international days.

Liked it? Reach me at ipsita@theschoolsocial.in.

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THE Happy Pill

‘Feisty’ 99-Year-Old Great-Grandmother Beats Coronavirus and Celebrates in Hospital Exit Parade

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Mother's Day Special

“When my daughter says, ‘Mom I need you !’ I wonder if she has any idea that I need her a billion times more .... SHE MAKES ME A MOTHER...LOVE U BETA.”

- Tasmeishree and Manjusa Dash Ratha (Shiney), Bargarh, Odisha

Dear Maa, We celebrate you everyday in life. Unknowingly doing what you’ve taught and being applauded, still Sharing and learning love from you, Happy Mother’ s Day

- Aashna and Sakshi Chadha, New Delhi

My mother is that luxury which I was given by universe without much hard work. I consider myself rich because I have a mother who is a friend, a guide & a sister all in one 😊

- Sukriti and Meenu Ralli, New Delhi

Thank You Mom! for not throwing a chappal at me anymore. - Lovely, Kolkata

There's nothing better in this world than seeing a reflection of your Mum in yourself. - Radhika, New Delhi

May 10, 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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