JUNIOR SENATE NEWSLETTER VOLUME 5 NOVEMBER, 2020
NEWS AND VIEWS Capt. Tanuja Kabre is a retd. Officer of the Corps of Engineers, Indian Army. She has founded a virtual school called Fauji Ki Paathshala where she mentors candidates aspiring to join the armed forces. She is also a career counsellor based at Mumbai. 1 Where did the idea and motivation of starting a camp for young students generate? I served in the Indian armed forces for five years from 2007 to 2012. After my service, I came back to Mumbai and got opportunities to meet kids and youngsters of various age groups. The SSB primarily evaluates candidates based on their leadership qualities. That's where these students need help. While working with these students we realized that developing these leadership qualities is not a job to be done in a month or two. To make a brave/independent and energetic individual out of a young boy and girl, Boot camps were created. The idea was to give them an opportunity to explore themselves amid nature. We know that all the kids who attend our boot camps will not join the forces. However, they still need to develop those leadership qualities to succeed in their professional life ahead. 2. What are the values and attitude that a soldier should have in him or her to be fruitful and successful? To be a soldier, you need a lot more than just good health, physical fitness and some courage. Having the right mindset is more important. These are some of the key values of a successful soldier. a. Discipline plays an important role in everyone's life. Self - discipline is where one behaves right even when no one is watching . Be on time, be prepared and be hygienic forms the base of self - discipline. b. Love and respect - Every person has affection for his motherland. But being a soldier gives you a special feeling and bonding. A true soldier loves and respects his/her juniors, colleagues, and seniors because he understands the importance of everybody's role in the team. Their love for the country is such that they even sacrifice their lives when time demands.
c. Multi - tasker - The situation in armed forces is always demanding. A soldier is expected as well as trained to be a multi - tasker and often an expert in multiple fields. They have to do all sort of duties at different terrains and at different times. d. Integrity - Guarding the nation is a very risky job. Integrity is a quality you develop by adhering to moral principles. As your integrity builds, the value of self-worth is understood. Soliders becomes fearless when something must be done. 3. How does the army contingent survive during this pandemic? In what ways can they contribute and assist during these trying times? Armed forces were also affected by this pandemic. They formed covid reaction teams and Army Hospitals started training of covid treatment like other civil hospitals . Use of mask, sanitizer, social distancing and all other norms were followed strictly to take care of the people of the organisation. The advance storage of ration was planned especially in the field areas like Siachin, Ladakh, North East regions and J&K. The trade between civil and armed forces is restricted at all places. But even in such crises Army/Navy/ Airforce is ready to help civilians if the duty calls for. 4. Please share your views with us on the importance of staying fit and healthy always? Are there simple steps we could follow? We all have learned the importance of being physically and mentally fit from the current pandemic. A fit person can handle demanding situations like this comfortably which an unfit person may find it difficult. You are responsible for your own actions. Have a routine to your everyday life. Do regular exercise and play sports especially team games are important for one's mental growth and to create a healthy environment around you. 5. We are looking for a valuable message you could give the people today? Please share it with us? Life is beautiful! Live it to the fullest.* Happiness in small things are to be treasured and dream of big things are to be chased. The power of living is right here. The present is an important power one can have and who lives every moment of life creating a memory for him/herself will have many smiles to share. – as interviewed by PALASH THAKKER
READ MY THOUGHTS English originated from what is now called North West Germany and the Netherlands Connection Of English With Other Languages :- English Speakers have “stolen” words from other languages and added them to English. Those words are often called “Loan Words” especially if they were added recently. The word “loan” means to give something to someone else temporarily. In some ways, English, French and German are almost like 3 brothers and sisters that grew up together . Each language influenced the other two languages in some ways , but one of the biggest influences on English was French. Words From Other Languages Word Languages Meaning in Language of Origin 1. Pickle Dutch Pekel – Something Piquant 2. Ballet French Balletto – To Dance and Jump about 3. Genre French Genre – “Kind” or “Sort” 4. Café French (The Word came from Coffee) - Snacks Restaurant 5. Festival Latin Festa – Religious Holiday 6. Kindergarten German Kinder means Children & Garten means Garden 7. Waltz German Walzen – To Revolve 8. Siesta Spanish 6th Hour – (Midday Rest) 9. Karaoke Japanese Kara means Empty & oke means Orchestra 10. Nachos Spanish Nacho – Ignacio in Spanish
Scanning:- 12 Scanning involves getting 3 your eyes to quickly scuttle across sentences ACROSS: and is used to get just a 1. Reading through magazine before buying simple piece of 3. Reading Nancy Drew in vacations information. DOWN: 1. Research on internet for preparing project on extinct and Skimming:- endangered animals Reading the synopsis on 2. Preparing for competitive exams the back cover of a story book or running through the gist/summary is Skimming. Types of Reading: or Extensive Reading for fun pleasure. Intensive Reading with an aim or objective like improving vocabulary or exams.
LOGIC World Maths Day is celebrated on 15th October every year. The day aims to encourage students globally to take part in competitive math-themed games. The winners of the events will be given an opportunity to win prizes and scholarships. The World Maths Day first instituted by 3P Learning in 2007. The 3P Learning company was founded in 2003 and is headquartered in Sydney, Australia. The company partnered with United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF) to reach children with learning resources and teaching aids across the world.
MATHS TRICKS :- Trick 1: Shoe Math Magic Step 1: Multiply shoe size by 5, let’s say 5 is the shoe number. (5 x 5 =25) Step 2: Add 50 to the result obtained in step 1. (25+50 =75) Step 3: Multiply the number obtained in step 2 by 20. (75 x 20= 1500) Step 4: Now ADD 1020.(1500 + 1020 = 2520) Step 5: Subtract the year you were born with the above number. (2520 – 1985 =535) Step 6: Finally, the first digit of the number reflects the shoe size(535) and the last 2 digits show the age (535) Trick 2 : Choose any number, your end product will only be 2! Step 1: Ask your friend to think of a number, let’s say 16 Step 2: Multiply it with three. (16 x 3 = 48) Step 3: Add 6 to this number. (48 + 6 = 54) Step 4: Divide it with three. (54 / 3 = 18) Step 5: Subtract the number chosen in step 1 with step 4 (18–16= 2) The answer will always be 2. • •
GUESS THE MATHEMATICIAN This mathematician invented the 2) He is famous for theorem that says - For a right triangle, his principle of the sum of the squares of the two buoyancy, which is shorter legs that join to form the right responsible for angle is equal to the square of the long making a ship side opposite that angle . float in oceans. ANSWER :- ANSWER :- ___________________ ________________ 4) He discovered the position of nine Planets and stated that these planets revolve around the sun. He also stated the correct number of days in a year that is 365. ANSWER :-________________________ 3) This Legend was sitting under 5) The most significant Contribution of this mathematician an apple tree when he was was the introduction of zero(0) to the mathematics which stood bonked on the head by a falling for “nothing”. ANSWER :- ___________________ piece of fruit, a 17th-century 6) This mathematician is one of the “aha moment” that prompted celebrated Indian mathematicians. ANSWER :-____________________ him to suddenly come up with his law of gravity. ANSWER :- ____________________
WHAT IF… What if a virus attacks all the electronic gadgets..? Electronic devices have been one of the most important things that help human beings in their daily life. Now due to the pandemic, we are all hooked into some sort of device all the time. So what if another virus comes out and destroys all the electronic devices. Harmful viruses can disrupt the computer systems and result in computer crashes. For e.g., the ‘Sasser Worm’ slows down the Internet and puts some sites to a complete halt. It grounded 1/3rd of the post offices in Taiwan to a halt, shut down 130 branches of a Finnish bank, and rail and flights had to be cancelled. On a positive note, if such a thing happens, families will learn to talk with each other and spend quality time. We will not have TVs and mobile phones. So, we will have to play outdoor and indoor games with friends and family. We will not have internet and telephones either. Can we imagine, life without washing machines and refrigerators. We will learn to wash our own clothes and cook food in a healthier manner. Lesser distraction from various communication devices will lead to better eyesight and attention span. Electronic devices are making human distract with the environment. People are always sitting and playing with the gadgets and there is lack of exercise. The result is, they are feeling lazy and starting to get sick. Its fun to think of this improbable scenario. However, It will have a major impact on the global economy. In summary, we need to find a balance between the old way and new way of living.
Finesse with Fingers GLOBAL HANDWASHING DAY A song on global handwashing day .Handwashing Day was first established by the Global Handwashing partnership in 2008. Wet your hands, turn off the tap 2.It's a reminder to the people to maintain hygiene by Use some soap, wash front and back using soap and water. Scrub together, scrub, scrub, scrub, 3.Handwashing removes germs which can cause infections ranging from gastro problems, skin issues to scrub respiratory diseases. Wash away the germs, rub, rub and rub 4.A lot of people do not have access to soap and water Rinse your hands they’re nice and clean thus making them vulnerable to a host of diseases. 5.The idea is to provide basic materials like soap and Shake them in the air ,now scream water supply to curb major and minor diseases among ‘no germs on me!’ the masses. Global handwashing day in the Corona pandemic • The COVID-19 pandemic provides an important reminder that one of the most effective ways to stop the spread of germs and stay healthy is also one of the simplest — handwashing with soap and water. Keeping hands clean can prevent 1 in 3 diarrheal illnesses and 1 in 5 respiratory infections, such as a cold or the flu. • Each year on October 15, Global Handwashing Day highlights the importance of handwashing with soap and water at home, in the community, and around the world.
• Global handwashing day serves as a yearly reminder that handwashing with soap and water is one of the best steps, we can take to avoid getting sick and spreading germs to others. The observance was established by the Global Handwashing Partnership in 2008. This year’s theme, “Hand Hygiene for All,” seeks to raise awareness of making soap and water available globally, especially in public places, schools, and health care facilities. It also calls for institutions and individuals to improve hand hygiene efforts in the COVID-19 response that can outlast the pandemic and ensure continued access to clean water and soap. Many germs that can make people sick are spread when we don’t wash our hands with soap and clean running water. That is why handwashing is so important, especially at key times such as after using the bathroom, when preparing food, before eating, and after coughing, sneezing, or blowing your nose. Handwashing in Communities: Handwashing with soap and water is not only simple and inexpensive, but also can dramatically reduce the number of young children who get sick. Teaching people about handwashing helps them and their communities stay healthy. Handwashing education in the community can: • Reduce the number of people who get sick with diarrhea by about 23–40% • Reduce absenteeism due to gastrointestinal illness in school children by 29–57% • Reduce diarrheal illness in people with weakened immune systems by about 58% • Reduce respiratory illnesses, like colds, in the general population by about 16–21% Falak Bhatt – 5J Zubin David – 5F Advay Mahale – 1J Deetya Gowda – 1H
X – PLORED - We went to Dubai during my summer vacation in the year 2018 and DUBAI had lots of fun. We stayed in Dubai for 5 days, enjoying an adventure each day. Dubai is known as the greatest city in the world. I went to a giant snow park called “Ski Dubai”. We had to wear thick coats and mittens because it was very cold. There were giant snow slopes, an obstacle course and penguins! To touch the penguins we had to answer a question. I knew the answer but someone else got a chance and got to touch them I was really sad but I found other rides and did those instead. It was a bit cold so we went to a tiny stall where they sold hot Choco and they also sold coffee and French fries. I had hot Choco with marshmallows and whipped cream while my Papa and mamma had normal hot Choco. The whole thing was indoors! Dubai has its own Legoland! I went to a place where you could customize your own Lego character! I even saw remakes of famous monuments like the Taj Mahal, Burj Khalifa and even the great wall of China, with Legos! I went on a CRAZY rollercoaster and explored a lot! I was hungry and my parents were too, so we had Apple Fries with cream! I had no idea what that was, I ate it but I didn’t like it, so I just ate the cream because my parents were not eating it. Legoland Dubai had over 1,00,00,000 bricks! Our next visit was to the Aqua Venture Waterpark which is a part of the Atlantis hotel in Dubai. It contains one of the most famous rides called “The Leap Of Faith”. I went there and my favourite part was the “Lazy River” it was really thrilling! When we were about to leave, we stopped and bought some snow cones! I had strawberry and my parents had lime. The leap of faith had real live sharks!
IM AWARE - World Students Day UNITED NATIONS Inspiration to thousands of students , Dr. A.P.J Abdul Kalam was a world - renowned Indian aerospace scientist . He served as 11th President of India from 2002 to 2007.Dr. A.P.J Abdul Kalam was titled as ‘Missile Man of India’ who also came to be known as ’People’s President’ .He was born on October 15, 1931, Rameswaram, India. His full name was Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam. His father was a humble boat owner and mother was a housewife. Dr. Abdul Kalam was a scientist, writer, inspirational speaker and motivational figure . He played a leading role in India’s Missile Development and Nuclear program. He worked with the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) and Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO) as an aerospace engineer. He was keen on encouraging students of India to take active interest in learning the emerging Technology . According to Dr. A.P.J Abdul Kalam education is an endless journey through knowledge and enlightenment . Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam had the unique honour of receiving honorary doctorates from 30 universities and institutions. He has been awarded the coveted civilian awards - Padma Bhushan (1981) and Padma Vibhushan (1990) and the highest civilian award Bharat Ratna (1997). He has written number of books and documentaries, the best known are ‘Wings of Fire’ and ’Ignited Minds. It was in the year 2010, when the United Nations (UN) decided to honour this 'great scientist' on his 79th birthday and declared his birthday on October 15 as the ‘World Students' Day’. Since then, October 15th is observed as a day for students all around the world. He always valued being a teacher. Our beloved Dr. A P J Abdul Kalam gave four mantras of success to every student which are as follows: • I will have great aim • I will continuously acquire knowledge • I will do hard work • I will persevere and succeed Dr Kalam believed that the strength of India lies in the ignited minds of the youth, the most powerful resource on the earth .
APPLE OF OUR EYES Master Aarav D'Souza - Grade 3 - ACHIEVER Euroschool Airoli Aarav D’souza, a child prodigy in the making, is a grade 3 student. He has been awarded many medals for his academic achievements in SASMO, SOF and NELTAS exams. He has even been featured in the SOF Hall of Fame for his impressive IpehrafodrmthaencoeppinortthueniOtylytmo phiaavdes ian wthoerdpawsitth2 yheimarsa.nd here is what he had to say: 1. Aarav, many congratulations to you for your academic excellence. What motivated you to achieve success in so many Olympiads? Firstly, my mom encouraged me to give my first Olympiads. Then, when I won and secured medals at school and zonal levels, it encouraged me to give more and more exams. I have a keen interest in mathematics and science, hence giving these exams broaden my horizon and I feel very excited to prepare and give these Olympiads and all other external exams. I enjoy the whole experience of preparing and then getting the rewards. That is exciting! 2. Who inspires you the most and who is your role model? Albert Einstein inspires me most because of his intelligence and his discoveries on how the universe works! My mom and dad inspire me and encourage me the most. Especially my mom, who is always there with me to support , guide and teach me. 3. Apart from studies, what are your hobbies? I love watching TV shows and like to watch YouTube videos about Science and its subtopics. I love trying out new experiments. Cubing is also my passion. I enjoy solving all kinds of cubes. I also like to read books. My favourite author is Enid Blyton, Elisabetta Dami and Roald Dahl. Besides that, I love to go down to the society compound to play and to cycle.
4. At what age did you start learning karate? I started learning karate around the age of 6. I am a yellow belt , however now I am on a break due to the pandemic. 5 . What type of Rubik's cubes can u solve and how long do you take to solve them? Solving cubes is my favorite past time. I can solve the 2X2, 3X3, 4X4, 5X5, 7X7, Pyraminx cube, Mirror cube, Skewb cube, Megaminx and my latest addition is the Gegaminx. I can solve the 3X3 fastest in 22 seconds, and the 2x2 in 4.69 seconds. 6. That is quite impressive! How are you managing your daily routine during the lockdown? First of all, in the morning I attend my online school. Then, I have my lunch and watch TV for some time. If I have any exams coming up, I prepare for those. Afterwards, I go down to play. Actually, my entire routine is managed by my mom, so she decides what I must do and when, and I listen to her. 7. What is your advice to your peers? My advice to my classmates would be to be good and excel at whatever they are best at, not to compare with others because everyone has their own abilities and capabilities and never stop learning. Thank you, Aarav, for your valuable time. I would like to wish you all the very best in your future endeavours!
REFRESH AND REJUVENATE Yoga is a Hindu spiritual practice of discipline. It includes breath control, meditation and different types of body postures which helps to keep our body fit. Yoga’s origin dates back to 500 BC (as per the western scholars), this was a period when Buddhism came into existence. A man named Tirumalai Krishnamacharya, who died just 25 years back, is also known as “The Father of Yoga.” He was an Indian yoga teacher, ayurvedic healer and a scholar. Tirumalai Krishnamacharya is regarded as the most influential yoga teachers of the 20th century. Yoga is also referred to as “Upanishads.” There are four primary types of yoga in Hinduism, namely: 1. Karma yoga: It is derived from a Sanskrit word which means “action.” In Hinduism, karma means a selfless service towards others. 2. Bhakti yoga: It cultivates the expression of love through devotional rituals. 3. Jnana yoga: It is the path of brainpower. It includes the study of sacred or religious texts. 4. Raja yoga: It is also known as “royal path.” It refers to personal enlightenment. There are 10 basic asanas of yoga, namely:- 1. Tadasana Mountain pose. 2. Vrikshasana Tree pose. 3. Adho mukha svanasana Downward facing dog pose. 4. Trikonasana Triangular pose. 5. Kursiasana Chair pose. 6. Naukasana Boat pose. 7. Bhujangasana Cobra pose. 8. Paschimottanasana Forward bending pose. 9. Balasana Child’s pose 10. Sukhasana Simple crossed leg sitting pose.
Yoga is very helpful in many ways. Some of them include increasing one’s body flexibility, increasing muscle strength and tone, improving the process of respiration, maintaining a balanced metabolism, reduction of excess weight, protection from various injuries, helping in cardio and circulatory health, improving an athlete’s strength, reduction in stress levels and many more. Many of us might be doing surya namaskar in the morning as we wake up. Let us recall the steps and poses of surya namaskar. Step 1. Pranamasana (prayer pose) Step 2. Hastauttanasana (raised arms pose) Step 3. Hastapadasana (standing forward bend) Step 4. Ashwa sanchalanasana (equestrian pose) Step 5. Dandasana (stick pose) Step 6. Ashtanga namaskara (salute with eight parts) Step 7. Bhujangasana (cobra pose) Step 8. Adho mukha svanasana (downward facing dog pose). Step 9. Ashwa sanchalanasana (equestrian pose) Step 10. Hastapadasana (standing forward bend) Step 11. Hastauttanasana (raised arms pose) Step 12. Tadasana (mountain pose)
MOVING AHEAD TECHNOLOGIES FOR THE NEXT DECADE Internet of Things (IoT): Imagine if your devices could talk to each other and work without your intervention!!! IoT is the technology to connect everyday objects to the internet like a refrigerator, television, air conditioner, lights etc. and program them to perform specific functions without explicitly giving them the commands. The devices talk to each other and work in tandem. The connected home is the way to the future. Edge Computing: We may not see but we are part of this already advancing world. Your smart watch calculates your calories and alerts you if your heartbeat is too high. Your mobile phone can keep track of all your work and do the same tasks as a laptop or a desktop for you. This is Edge Computing. Edge computing brings the computing closer to the source rather than requiring a server for data processing. This increases speed and reduces internet bandwidth usage. In the coming decade, we are expected to have an ecosystem consisting of billions of such devices. Natural Language Processing (NLP): Ever wondered how would it be if your appliances could understand you. You could order your machines to do your tasks – just by talking to them!!! NLP makes that possible. Natural Language Processing is the conversion of human voice into a language that devices can understand. Google Home and Alexa are just the tip of the iceberg!!! Imagine a future where all devices could do the same…
I AM SPECIAL - SCORPIO • Duration: Oct 22 – Nov 21 Emotional, imaginative and intense, that is what a Scorpio is. They • Element: Water are clairvoyant and intuitive. They know what they want and work • Colours: Deep red, Maroon, Black very hard to achieve their goals. Scorpios enjoy building on trust with others and demonstrate unparalleled empathy, depth and & Brown commitment. They brighten up all those around them or in • Lucky stones: Topaz, Amethyst, association with them with their enigma, indeed! Aquamarine, Tourmaline, Opal & Beryl • Main characteristics: Determined, Brave, Loyal, Honest and Ambitious Does your birthday come in lockdown? If yes, you can always plan an awesome Zoom birthday party! While you can look up online birthday party ideas on the net, here are some original ones just for you. Hope you like them! 1. Add zoom party filters: 4. Hire a magician/hilarious clown for free: Step 1- go to start/stop video option. Step 1- this one is very simple. Search magic Step 2- click on the upward arrow beside it. A menu will show or funny clown in YouTube. appear. Step 2- play a video and share your screen. Step 3- click video filter. A box will appear. Enjoy your very own magician/clown! Step 4- select any filter you want 5. Play guess it: 2. Take a virtual roller coaster ride: Step 1- ask the person who is supposed to draw Step 1- go to Google chrome and type “roller coaster front to share white board. view”. Step 2- the person who shared his screen can Step 2: go to videos and select any option you want. type the number of letters in the word with Step 4: enter full screen and share your screen with friends! underscore (e.g.._ _ _ word is cat). 3. Take a virtual 360 - degree tour: the person can now draw the object and you Step 1- open YouTube and search, for e.g. \"zoo 360 view and the other guests can guess it in the chat virtual tour”. box! Step 2- select a 360 - degree video and share your screen with your friends!
GUESS THE MATHEMATICIAN ANSWER KEY ANSWER KEY :- 1) PYTHAGORAS 2) ARCHIMEDES 3) ISSAC NEWTON 4) ARYABHATTA 5) BRAHMAGUPTA 6) SRINIVAS RAMANUJAN Answers for the crossword: ACROSS:1. SKIMMING 3. EXTENSIVE DOWN: 1. SCANNNING 2. INTENSIVE
TAB STUDENT NAME – SENATE POST - GRADE IM AWARE – UN THEME DAY KANAK RADE HOUSE VICE CAPTAIN (POSEIDON) – 4J APPLE OF OUR EYE – INTERVIEW VIVAN CABRAL HOUSE CAPTAIN (POSEIDON) – 5C READ MY THOUGHTS – ORIGIN AND CONNECTION ANWITA BHANDARI OF ENGLISH WITH LANGUAGES HEAD GIRL – 5I NEWS & VIEWS – INTERVIEW PALASH THAKKER SPORTS CAPTAIN (BOYS) – 5I FINESSE WITH FINGERS - GLOBAL AARCHIE BAJAJ HANDWASHING DAY HOUSE CAPTAIN (APOLLO) – 5A MOVING AHEAD – TECHNOLOGIES FOR THE NEXT NIVRITI GUPTA DECADE HOUSE VICE CAPTAIN (APOLLO) – 4E WHAT IF - A VIRUS ATTACKS ALL THE SRINITHI SEETARAMAN ELECTRONICS SPORTS CAPTAIN (GIRLS) – 5C X-PLORED - DUBAI LAASYA HEBSUR ASSISTANT HEAD GIRL – 4A SPORTS – YOGA SHUCHI GUPTA HOUSE VICE CAPTAIN (MERCURY) – 4F LOGIC- WORLD MATHEMATICS DAY / MATH RUGVED RAGHAV TRICKS ASSISTANT HEAD BOY – 4E IM SPECIAL - BIRTHDAY SIA PAREEK HOUSE CAPTAIN (MERCURY) – 5B
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JUNIOR SENATE NEWSLETTER VOLUME 5 NOVEMBER, 2020