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May 11th, 2020
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Monday Motivation
Monday Motivation
What They Say?

“ When you know better, you do better. ”
– Maya Angelou

“Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.”
– Theodore Roosevelt


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This Day for You - May 11


National Technology Day - May 11, 1998, India set off the 1st of 3 underground atomic blasts in the Thar Desert in Rajasthan near the Pakistan border, its first nuclear tests in 24 years. Abdul Kalam led the teams of scientists who developed missiles designed for India’s atomic warheads.

Eat What You Want Day - (Just for Fun) Eat What You Want Day was created by Thomas and Ruth Roy to help people break away from the frustrating health and diet trends of our times, if for only one day, and just let go and enjoy life a little.

World Ego Awareness Day - (It's Serious!) The first Ego Awareness Day came into existence in 2018 with the intent of helping those who suffer from an advanced case of egoism learn to deal with the world from a more humble perspective

You Share Your Birthday With:

1888 - Irving Berlin (Composer)
1904 - Salvadore Dali (Artist)
1920 - Denver Pyle (Actor)
1932 - Valentino (Designer)
1963 - Natasha Richardson (Actress)
1989 - Cam Newton (Football player)


1857 - Indian Rebellion of 1857: Indian rebels seize Delhi from the British.
1927 - The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is founded.
1949 - Israel joins the United Nations.
1981 - Death of Reggae legend Bob Marley.
1997 - IBM's Deep Blue supercomputer defeated Garry Kasparov in chess, becoming the first computer to beat a world-champion chess player.
2000 - India's population officially reaches 1 billion - Astha Arora named India's billionth baby.

ART Aficionado

Art Work by Students
Varushka Barnes,
Tianjin International School, China
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Varushka Barnes,
Tianjin International School, China
Parth Singhal<

" Handicaps are mindsets. Whatever it is that stands in the way of achieving something, that's when it's a handicap ” - Jessica Cox

Our health, our wealth, our parents - the list of things that we take for granted are endless. And every now and then we come across about a certain somebody that serves us with a reality check and how we should appreciate the little things in life. Jessica Cox, born without arms due to a rare birth defect, she is the first person to obtain a pilot’ s certificate without arms, and also the world’ s first armless black belt holder in Taekwondo.

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Jessica Cox was born without arms due to a very rare birth defect. However, she stopped the use of prosthetics since she was 14 and trained her legs to do the things that most of us do with our hands. This includes driving (she has an unrestricted license), piloting a small aircraft (she holds a sport pilot’s license), typing with an average speed of ~25 wpm, using her contact lenses, fill up the petrol tank in her car. Other than that, she is also a certified scuba driver.

She flew a single-engine airplane for the first time in 2004, a year before she graduated from the University of Arizona with a B.S. majoring in Psychology. She obtained her pilot’s certificate in 2008 after three years of training.

She started her Taekwondo training at the age of 8 and earned her first-degree black-belt at the age of 14. Whilst in college, she went back to train with the American Taekwondo Association(ATA) and earned her second and third-degree black belts. To encourage more people with physical limitations to undergo Taekwondo training, the ATA modified their training module. For example, instead of a punch, Cox has been trained to perform a knee crusher. Cox went on to become the Arizona State Champion in Taekwondo in 2014. An interesting fact to note here is that she did not compete in the special abilities wing.

Cox now works as a motivational speaker encouraging people to think outside the box to overcome their physical and/or mental limitations. She has spread her message to more than 20 different countries. She also published a self-help book “Disarm your Limits” through which she attempts to help people overcome their own afflictions using her own life-experience.

Sources - Wikipedia.
Credits: Arko De, iisharpp@theschoolsocial.in

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May 11th, 2020
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Be Better, 5 Mins
Check Your Privacy Online - Socially Smart

Day before, we talked about 3-steps to make you Socially Smart. Hope you were able to take hold of your online-profiles.
We know with the increased online population during the lockdown, there is absolutely a spark in cyber-crime. But you don' t have to worry, we will simplify ways to tackle it for you and your family. Let' s look at some simple steps to check Social Media Privacy and how at the count of 1, 2, 3, you can become Socially Secure:
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Number 1: Talk about it
From day one, we' ve taught each other to be careful while talking to strangers in a public space. You don' t tell them about your personal whereabouts, you don't engage with them in private conversations and you maintain respected distance. What is social media is an online public space, the rules remain the same! Never share your personal information, never post about your immediate whereabouts, and maintain respectful distance. The best way to imbibe these things as a family would be to start talking about it among your loved ones and take it as a crucial matter.

Number 2: If you can' t limit your actions, limit your audience
It is natural that we all get driven by appreciation. If my first post got 25 likes, the next one should be more personal and get atleast 40!
We tend to treat social media as a platform to gain more respect, appreciation, fame and of course friends. But, believe me, the guy you chatted with on your metro ride today is as much a stranger as the rest of the passengers. You wouldn' t bring them all home!
When we tend to add our personal information / posts / stories to the sacrality of the social media space, then we should keep a check on whom do we allow inside! Sour but true, everone is not there to just 'like' what we share. There have been burglars at homes when people checked-in for a vacation.
Number 3: Check Your Privacy
On every app that you use, before you get driven by the temptation of its experience, go and check the privacy norms. It could be extracting your contacts, your location and may be even your photo gallery. Give only as many permissions as they should get, they can always tweak their policies and forget your trust.

Locked down? Spend the day checking the privacy of all the apps in your phone and alter permissions cautiously.
Be happy being mindfully social.
Would you like to have a LIVE Session with me to talk about it?
Credits: The Writer is an entrepreneur, an Editor, a Social Media Expert, Digital Branding Consultant, Online Marketing Trainer and a Positivity Enthusiast, all at 27.
Reach her at radhika@theschoolsocial.in.
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Parmanu - The Story of Pokhran
Watch it now, if you never have!

Curiosity, 5 Mins
Diseases eliminated by Modern Science

The pandemic caused by the spread of coronavirus, has created a lot of buzz. It is mostly because none of us have ever faced a situation like this before. The virus spreads really fast and is a deadly flu, and there is no vaccine present to eliminate it from the face of the earth. However, we must know that this is not the first time we human beings have had a fight with a new disease which has no cure. Here is a list of five diseases that once had no cure, but modern science has defeated them eventually. Keep reading to find out what they are.

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Yellow Fever
It is another deadly disease caused by mosquitoes. Yellow fever has got its name from the yellowing of skin and eyes due to the infection. This disease does not have any medicine yet, but through vaccines, yellow fever has been swiped away from most parts of the world.

This disease has been one of the most brutal killers of the human population. The smallpox virus would affect the infected person’s skin and cause blisters all over the body. The vaccine for this fatal disease was found in 1796. Ever Since it has been eradicated from the planet.

It is another disease on our list today that is caused by mosquitoes. It causes an infection in the liver and the red blood cells, and can be fatal too. There are a lot of medicines and treatments available now, for the cure of malaria. With that the prevention of the disease is caused by the use of mosquito repellent products.

It is believed to be caused by the entering of rust in our body. But the reality is, it is caused by the bacteria dwelling in the rust. When the bacteria enters our body, it creates muscular spasms in the jaw (lockjaw) and can cause death. With vaccine this disease is also cured by Modern Medical science.

It was the most dreadful of all childhood diseases. The battle against Polio has been one long battle for the Mankind. Now, the disease is eliminated in all the developed countries. It is even eliminated from India. Only in some underdeveloped countries a hairline number of people get affected by this disease now. That day is not far, when we shall all live in a completely Polo-free world.

We know it is scary to think about the coronavirus, but on the brighter side, modern science and technology has defeated many similar challenges in the past. Stay safe, keep clean and keep washing your hands with soap at home, and that way we will all overcome this pandemic together.

Credits: Lovely Sarkar
Reach me at: papris705@theschoolsocial.com with your questions, opinions or feedback.
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May 11th, 2020
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Time to Read
Book: The Oyster and The Butterfly

Time for Puzzles
NASA Space Tech FunPad

Students Short Film Competition 2020
Last Date: 21 June, 2020
Eligibility: 8-17 Years




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May 11th, 2020
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Your Official School NEWS Repo-s-ter

Open gyms must for students in Chandigarh schools, says chief secretary
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Haryana imparts schooling by means of TV, to declare class X outcomes quickly
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Change the World while Staying at Home

How to become an Online Volunteer for the UN? Do all your dreams match the collective dream of change makers to make the world a better place to live in? Get ready to live that life.

The United Nations Volunteers programme gives enthusiastic change makers the opportunity to become online volunteers. With simple skills and online connectivity, we contribute towards collective sustainable development goals and we all win.

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In most countries, there are either Governmental or Not-for-Profit Organisations who are established as UN Volunteers. Individuals can also become Online UN-Volunteers and contribute to social media or digital campaigns.

Apply for Online Volunteering in India: https://india.onlinevolunteering.org/en
Apply for Global UN Volunteering: https://www.unv.org/

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THE Happy Pill

After Tom Hanks recovered from COVID-19, he got a letter from an 8-year-old Australian boy named Corona De Vries. “I heard on the news you and your wife had caught the coronavirus,” Corona wrote, “Are you okay?”

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Student's Blog


Resource is “Anything that can be used to satisfy a need”. It is a true statement that the pandemic COVID-19 has made us realize the value of resources in our life. In this crucial time, we have limited resources to satisfy our needs and we need to balance these resources and make the best use out of it.

COVID-19 has taught us many useful things in life like:
To follow a healthy lifestyle: During this pandemic time, the markets and restaurants are all closed. We have no other option but to eat home made food that is both healthy and hygienic.

To respect human resource: Human beings are a special resource. Due to the non- availability of domestic help nowadays, we have understood the value of human resource. In our home, all of us work together to complete the household activities.

Resource conservation: This epidemic has taught us to use the available resources wisely and conserve them for future use.

To control our demands: We all are locked inside our homes and are unable to eat outside junk food. We have to eat home- made food. Therefore, we have learnt how to control our demands and manage in this tough time.

Reduction in air pollution: In this epidemic, planes are grounded, events are cancelled, factories and industries are shut down. All this has led to a decrease in the emission of greenhouse gases and therefore has helped in reducing pollution.


May 11, 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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