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Small Wonders School turns green

Green week culminates at Small Wonders School
Small Wonders School kids tread green way
Mohali, April 22,2010
The environment week celebrations culminated at Small Wonders School today.
An array of green activities marked the celebrations promoting core idea of planting more trees and producing lesser pollution for a secure future.
Principal cum Director (Acad) Dr. R.K Walia administered pledge to children to be the green heroes of their today’s time. He called upon students as well as teachers to keep surroundings clean and green.
Christened as Grab and Gab Day, the first day saw students of classes I and II talking about ways to contribute towards a healthier air to breath in and clean city to live in. Dressed in red attires, students of play classes and LKG lent a different hue to the celebrations.
Students of class I and II enthusiastically participated in slogan writing competition. Students wrote catchy slogans promoting the green cause.
Going greenthe students of Classes III and IV participated in dustbin making activity in their respective classrooms on third day.
An inter-house quiz competition marked celebrations on fourth day wherein students displayed knowledge gained throughout the week.
Commemorating Earth Day celebrations, students prepared a wall activity exhibiting the knowledge they have of mother earth.
Concluding day has a wonderful power point presentation emphasizing on use of three Rs including reduce, reuse and recycle.
Tiny tots of play way classes and LKG enjoyed nature walk with their respective teachers. Each student was given a gift of life – sapling to plant.

Shemrock school observes Earth Day

Shemrock School becomes part of Earth Day celebrations

Mohali, April22,2010

Shemrock Senior Secondary School Mohali celebrated the Earth Day spreading urgency in saving the planet.

School students took out a rally holding placards that bore message of ways to save the earth. Students stood at light junction of phase 7 for more than an hour educating people to keep their vehicles off while waiting at traffic lights. Principal Air Cmdr SK Sharma said, “This exercise proved to be a very powerful medium in educating common man to pool vehicles and reduce carbon emissions. Children today are very vigilant and can work wonders when given an opportunity, holding rally was an opportunity school gave them to spread the message of clean and green environment.”

The placards bore message of saving earth from human activities, pollution and disposal of waste. People were encouraged to reflect on future situation wherein there would be lesser water and lesser green cover, if human went on using natural resources at such maddening speed.

They emphasized that mother earth demanded care from its children. Considering trees as friends not only gave an emotional support but also helps in conserving the green friends.

Students called upon people to plant more trees and ensure that their children and grand children do not curse them for exhausting all natural resources and leaving them to fend for themselves.

City people were asked to make Chandigarh greener and stop littering around. Use of dustbin in the parks was emphasized. They said that every day was an earth day.

“Our earth needs care daily and not for just eon day a year. Celebrating today is like a wake up call for us,” they said.

Anee’s School observes Earth Day

Anee’s School students celebrate Earth Day

Mohali, April 22,2010

The students of Anee’s School celebrated Earth Day promoting the message on conserving environment for a secure and green future.

School authorities specially held a rally to help students propagate their ideas of saving Mother Earth from further degeneration. Talking to the students at occasion, principal Harpreet Grewal said that it is the young generation that holds key to a greener environment with lesser pollution levels.

“Observing Earth Day is yet another initiative of school to keep children sensitized on issues related to environment. We teach students about environment, but observing a special day is like putting teachings into a practical frame,” she said.

The school’s rally was around school created awareness amongst general masses too. Students called upon people to use simple methods in contributing towards wellness of environment.

Children with their faces painted with green colors raised the slogans informing people on various issues. They asked people to keep water outside their windows helping birds to quench their thirst in forthcoming sweltering hot weather. The masses were also called upon to help an animal in distress, use recyclable material and conserve sources of energy.

Happy pastel shades in this summer, Tatva designers

Happy pastel shades in this summer, Tatva designers
Free-flowing, light weighed fabric to rule roost this summer, Tatva designers
Tatva celebrates first anniversary

Chandigarh, April 21,2010: Happy pastel shades in solids coupled with free flowing and light weighed fabric are set to rule roost this summer.

Designers of Tatva, a unique premier women designer wear showroom at sector 17, Shivani, Sameer and Antara predict that evergreen shaded tie and die technique would rock this season too.

“Colors such as water melon red, sun shine yellow, aqua blue, old rose pink, candy Pink, Lilac and mint green are going to rule this season,” says Shivani.

Talking about the fabric for hot summers ahead, she suggests that free flowing, light-weighted fabric as chiffon, net, fine cotton silk, muslin (mul) and lace will remain in great demand. A light drape, less layering, fuss free lines, overall a clean and minimalist look is the key word this season,” she adds.

Keeping in view the summer trends, Tatva has come out with its summer/ wedding season for this season. Revealing the three days shopping bonanza Tatva has in offing for its shoppers as a part of its first anniversary celebrations, Shivani Mahajan revealed that store is running three days “shop more, gain more” offer from April 23 to April 25.

“We have got a perfect blend of spring and summer wear waiting up to be grabbed. The attractive offers and discounts make the clothes even more inviting and irresistible,” said Shivani.

On display is an ensemble of three broad categories pocket friendly products. The casuals include sarees in digital prints as well as hand painted. Suits are coupled with odhnis and hand painted on linen, kurtis and tunics in textured cottons, linen and pure chiffons and kaftans make a perfect summer wear.

For semi formal occasions, Tatva has fusion sarees in tissue and georgette, suits havingg gored angrakha done in appliqué and zardozi work, suits with cotton kantha stoles and kurtis and tunics of club wear range in satin and lycra.

The formals section has embellished cocktail and wedding sarees with special emphasis on placement and unusual hues. The suits are result of innovative resham, sequins, pearl and gota embroidery with applique work and a hint of crystal.

Shivani, Sameer and Antara launched Tatva an year ago. All three listened to their hearts, quiet their successful careers and embarked on a journey to make Chandigarh a fashion hub of region again.

Antara pointed out that being youngsters from the city beautiful, it was discouraging to see city women going all the way to Delhi or Mumbai for getting exclusively designed clothes.

“More so ever, exclusivity meant doling out money on exorbitant products which were not worth the price. It was here Tatva forayed in and has given much required fashion quotient to the city,” she reasoned.

Sameer felt that the USP of the store lies in its constant focus on the 3 Ss - selection, selling price and service. “We offer exclusivity at attractive prices and back it up with personalized service which customers really value and appreciate,” he said.


Cheerio 2010 bids adieu to seniors at Continental group

Celebrations mark farewell party of Continental group

Mohali 21, April 2010

The students of Continental Group of Institutes, Mohali bid adieu to their seniors with glittering cultural extravaganza Cheerio 2010.

Col B S Sandhu, chairman cum managing director of WWICS Group of companies was the chief guest at occasion. Other Invitees included foreign faculty member from Canada and New Zealand on roll of CGI.

Col Karamjeet Singh, Institute Director inaugurated the party with a welcome address. He called upon the passing out students to maintain dignity of whatever profession they choose.

Students performed Punjabi and North Indian folk dances, western dances, skits and choreography to mark jubilations on the occasion.

Senior girls and boys students walked the ramp in their unique attires vying for various title. Richa Bhatia and Satnam Singh were selected as Miss Continentonian and Mr Continentonian. The function was followed by dinner.

Obesity, sleep disorder in children linked to virtual world, Dr Jain

Fortis Hospital holds health talk at The Millennium School

Mohali, April 20,2010

Obesity and sleep disorders in children are associated to their over indulgence in virtual world of television and internet.

Dr Sandip Jain, Head, Department of Pediatrics, Fortis Hospital Mohali observed this while delivering a talk on health at The Millennium School.

Partnering with TMS, Fortis aims to educate students and parents putting the medium of lectures and talks to use. The audience comprised of parents and specialists from field of pediatrics and dentistry.

Komal Singh Principal the Millennium School said that usually parents do not get enough time to interact with their child’s doctor. “This talk is a platform for parents to openly put up their queries on just any issue related to their child and find solution to their long pending problems,” she said.

Talking to the parents, Dr Jain warned that excessive TV viewing and being glued to video games have both psychological and social implications. “Children who excessively indulge in virtual reality have been found to be shy and introvert. They should be encouraged to participate in outdoor activities such as games and sports,” he suggested.

He added that childhood obesity and sleep disorders are common among urban children. “Sleep has direct influence on body's functions and helps body to heal, grow and stay on track. Recent studies have also linked the risk of obesity to not getting enough sleep. Parents should ensure that their children get enough sleep to rejuvenate themselves,” he added.

Dr Jain focused on consequences of indulging in virtual world unmonitored and discussed seriousness of its impact on social behavior of child.

Dwelling on the stigma attached to pediatric asthma and initial indicators, Dr Jain said that earlier the problem is detected, easier it is to control.

Dr Cherry Bector Verma, Resident Dentist from Fortis hospital spoke on number of issues relating to child health. She discussed on the common dental problems that kids face in their daily routine and imparted useful and practical tips on good oral hygiene.

“We cannot afford to have cavities and should have a cavity free generation. Swollen gums, brown black spots on teeth, sensitive teeth, night grinding, tongue thrusting and bad breath are yet another common problems found in children. These can be solved with early intervention and proper treatment,” she said.

The interactive health discussion elicited a great number of queries from audience. Fortis Hospital also announced some special health packages for the students of The Millennium School.

Teachers undergo advanced training at The Millennium School

Teachers undergo advanced training at The Millennium School
Advanced training for teachers held at The Millennium School

Jalandhar, April 20,2010

Ahead of start of new session at The Millennium School Jalandhar, newly appointed teachers underwent a week’s advanced teachers training during specially convened workshop.

Punam Singhal, Principal, The Millennium School Jalandhar said that teachers at TMS undergo continuous professional development.

“We will impart around 120 hrs of training for all our teachers throughout academic year to effectively facilitate their learning in wide variety of settings. Teachers are being taught apt use of student friendly technology,” she added.

Christened teacher empowerment program, the program nurtured teachers in areas of subject enrichment, knowledge of core instructional practices, classroom management techniques and personal effectiveness.

Subject enrichment sessions had teachers taking being imparted in-depth knowledge of subjects. In instructional practices sessions, teachers were equipped with repertoire of latest tools and techniques to support their teaching.

In classroom management sessions, teachers are being taught various classroom management techniques necessary for motivating students intrinsically.

Pre school teachers were oriented to philosophy and components of the roots to wings program used in pre- primary.

This training aide has been developed by Educomp. Aslesha Thakur, Director, Education Empowerment, Educomp said that the basic aim of teacher empowerment program is to deepen teachers’ knowledge of content they teach.