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Van Mahotsav Celebration

(July 13, 2018)

Van Mahotsav is an annual festival to create awareness of the importance of forest conservation and planting trees to protect the environment. Trees have many ecological benefits. They improve air quality, create shade and a home for wildlife, and help to stop erosion. The week was celebrated in the pre-primary wing of Darshan Academy Jalandhar from 3rd July to 7th July, 2018. Students visited the school garden and planted saplings. They dressed up as trees. They also colored pictures of trees and on the drawings pasted things we receive from trees. The students now know the importance of trees and planting more trees to save the environment.

Inter-house Cricket Match Competition

(July 13, 2018)

An exciting and engaging inter-house cricket match competition was held on the premises of Darshan Academy, Jalandhar. Mr. Surinder, sports teacher, umpired the match. The toss was between Sawan and Kirpal house. Sawan House won the toss and chose to ball. In the second round between Darshan and Rajinder Houses, Rajinder House won the toss and chose to ball. The final match was played between Sawan and Kirpal Houses and Sawan House won the match. All the teams played with a winning spirit. Principal Dinesh Singh wished each of the team players a bright future in sports.

Internal Spiritual Curriculum Workshop

(July 11, 2018)

An Internal Spiritual Curriculum Workshop was held at Darshan Academy, Meerut on 27th June, 2018. Teachers reviewed many spiritual topics through a book review model. The workshop began with a story of the importance of spirituality to become a good human being. Next, the steps of Jyoti Meditation were shared and followed by meditation. The teacher trainers with the help of a team of teachers gave sessions on various topics of ethical and conscious living and vegetarian diet. The true nature of love, how it is developed, and what it gives us was highlighted. The importance of selfless service was discussed and various anecdotes given. The workshop was interesting, interactive, and inspired teachers to share with their students the message of love, peace and harmony in the world.

Teaching Methodology Workshop

(July 11, 2018)

A workshop on Teaching Methodology was held for Darshan Academy Ludhiana's pre-primary teachers on 6th June, 2018. The teachers were invited to engage in various interesting activities for different subjects. In Math teachers participated in rhyme recitation, clay modeling, use of Jodo Gyan material and hand puppets and other techniques. In English the activities entailed flash cards, creating a letter with the whole body, letter stories, dice game, stamp printing, air writing, hop scotch and other exercises and games. In EVS, teachers were invited to do story-telling and role playing, create a real situation in class, make posters and share in a practical experience. The teachers also gave demonstrations on assigned topics and special attention was given to meeting the needs of different kinds of learners.

DEF All India Leadership Workshop

(July 6, 2018)

Principals and senior coordinators from Darshan Academies participated in a three day leadership workshop facilitated by Darshan Education Foundation from 25 – 27 June 2018. The venue was Kirpal Bagh, Delhi. The aim was to to enhance quality leadership in the schools and provide a forum to network with administrators from other Darshan Academies. This workshop is held every year and examines relevant and timely educational and administrative themes presented by expert facilitators. Each day started with meditation and an uplifting DVD spiritual talk by Sant Rajinder Singh Ji Maharaj, Founder Chairman of Darshan Education Foundation. In his welcome address, Mr Ashwani Sachdeva, President of Darshan Education Foundation, explained that workshops act as bridges to help the growing leaders refine their managerial shills – be it administrative or academic. He appreciated all the Academies for their improved board results of classes X & XII. Workshop sessions focused on a variety of topics. Darshan Education Foundation staff showcased best practices in administration, information technology, human resources, finances and instructional leadership. Mr. R. Meganathan from the Department of Education in Languages, NCERT helped participants understand the significance of ‘engagement with language’ and the need of experiential learning. Ms. Ajita Deshmukh from CIET, NCERT explained how to develop an interesting and interactive digital repository. DEF Education Officers Dr. S. P. Thakur and Dr. Khokkar talked about health and physical education, CBSE guidelines and facilitated a fruitful open discussion. The topic ‘Key Priority Areas’ was taken up by Dr. N Mythili, Assistant Professor, NCSL, NUEPA. Participants were invited to share the three best practices implemented in their schools which have impacted their improvement. The session ended with the valuable advice of building trust and a collaborative system in the institution. In a session on ‘Beyond Classroom Education’ Brigadier Mukesh explained how to enhance students’ awareness beyond subject specific knowledge, and how to expose students to career opportunities and career mapping based on aptitude. Ms Poonam Ghai, National Coordinator of the Spiritual Curriculum, highlighted the conduct of the yearly Poetry Fest and the role of DATeacher Trainers. Dr K S Yadav made a qualitative analysis of the board results of classes X and XII, comparing the scores of different subjects in the Academies over the past years and shared tips for continuous improvement. In a motivational talk, Ms Meenu Chopra encouraged all to be engaged leaders and to promote team work and empathy. Lastly, in a surprise spin, trophies were given away to different schools for various achievements. The workshop ended on a promising note of bringing together ideas and strategies that can be implemented in the schools. The training provided an outstanding opportunity to understand how to empower students and shared systems, resources and tools for school leadership

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