FROM PRINCIPAL'S DESK - NLK’S DISHA
In the words of Dalai Lama, “When educating the minds of our youth, we must not forget to educate their hearts”.
As the leader of NLK’s Disha, we focus on discovering, developing and drawing out the hidden talents and the magic lying dormant inside all of its students. From academics to co-curricular activities, perseverance and a never-say-die spirit are entrenched in the heart of every student not only making them good students but brilliant human beings.
I am very happy with the progress the School has made by imbibing in its students value based education synergized with modern teaching-learning methods to produce a generation of well informed and emotionally sound generation. I am positive that in times to come we will continue this journey with elevated enthusiasm and persistently provide a platform of holistic learning to the young generation of learners.
My very competent team of teachers strives to focus on each and every child, monitor and mentor them, appreciate their achievement and encourage them to overcome their shortcomings. I urge all the teachers to create appropriate, meaningful and participative learning situations, inculcating life skills in the impressionable children and appreciating their smallest efforts with all generosity and broadness of vision.
Looking forward to a strong bond of trust, affection, love, and respect between parents and teachers. Let’s share the responsibility of nurturing the children together as one, for they are ours to love and train together, ours to spread this tag together.
Ms. Archana Mehrotra
NLK’s Disha, Azad Nagar, Kanpur
"Autism is not a disability, it's a different ability."
Autism is all about having a pure heart and being very sensitive. It is about finding a way to survive in an overwhelming and confusing world. It is about developing differently, in a different pace and with different leaps.
It does not matter how slowly a child learns, what matters is how we encourage them, to never stop trying.
"Bless those who see life through a different window."
If you want to change the world, start with yourself. To aware our kids about autism, we conducted an online activity on Autism Awareness for our Dishapedians. By this activity, we wanted to make our kids aware about the different kinds of children in the society and also wanted to make them learn about how they are all blessed with different abilities.
In this activity, our little Dishapedians made beautiful badges, posters and wrote lovely quotations on Autism as a part of their activity.
World Environment Day
"Save now, Earn later. Be aware now, for better future."
World Environment Day is the biggest annual event for positive environmental action that takes place on 5th June every year. This theme implores us to get outdoors towards nature to appreciate its beauty, its importance and to take forward the call to protect the earth that we share altogether.
In this activity, our little Dishapedians created innovative projects.
Students reused old t-shirts to make beautiful bags. They also made colourful masks and did eco friendly activities and conveyed the message of go green among others.
"FESTIVALS PROMOTE DIVERSITY, THEY BRING NEIGHBOURS INTO DIALOGUE, THEY INCREASE CREATIVITY, THEY OFFER OPPORTUNITIES FOR CIVIC PRIDE, AND THEY IMPROVE OUR GENERAL PSYCHOLOGICAL WELL-BEING. IN SHORT, THEY MAKE CITIES BETTER PLACES TO LIVE.”
Festivals play an important role in our lives. They give energy and joy in our lives. 'BAISAKHI ' is also an important festival of Sikhs which marks the last Khalsa organized by Guru Govind Singh in 1996. Baisakhi has a dedication of spreading harmony, peace and love and to socialize within the community and outside of the community'.
Our Dishapedians also celebrated the Baisakhi with full enthusiasm and energy. They made posters and cards to show their love for the festival Baisakhi and spread the message of living and enjoying life with all.
"Each time a woman stands up for herself, without knowing its possibility to succeed and not even without claiming it, she stands up for all WOMEN."
Women Empowerment means encouraging women through education, accepting their opinions, and providing them the right to express their desires. Women should not stay behind someone’s shadow. The main motive of women’s empowerment is to give women a chance to outshine others and get equal rights in society. The first step of women empowerment is literacy. A well-educated woman is confident, outspoken, and able to make decisions. Especially in a country like India, if women get a chance to study they can be a Prime Minister like Indira Gandhi, IAS like Kiran Bedi, or can also become a famous CEO like Indira Nooyi.
With this thought, our little Dishapedians made beautiful crowns for their mothers and gifted them as the part of their activity.
World Ocean Day
“The sea once casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever.”
World Ocean Day is celebrated on 8th June. The sole purpose of the day is to inform the public regarding impacts of human activities on the ocean and to develop a worldwide movement of citizens for the ocean and to mobilize and unite the world's population on a project for the sustainable management of the world's oceans. “The Ocean stirs the heart, inspires the imagination and brings eternal joy to the soul.”
Here, our little Dishapedians were given a small activity which connected them to the oceans and they could feel the joy of water splashing and the waves dancing.
They took the initiative to save the “Blue” by demonstrating the beautiful life of underwater on a piece of paper and urging people to protect it. They also wrote slogans for saving our oceans and to stop polluting it as they believed and still have a belief that we all are tied to the oceans wherever we go.
Beat The Heat
With the rising heat, everyone feels hot and drained out mentally and physically. But, don’t let the heat and humidity give you fatigue.
A little lick of frozen cream every now and then, goes a long, long way. And this is how we celebrate our summers through the activity “BEAT THE HEAT”.
In this activity, our toddlers came to know about summer seasons, different flavors of ice cream and cold drinks, aam panna, jaljeera and chilled fruit juices. We enjoyed these delights together to beat the heat.
Children joined the activity by wearing hat and sunglasses to protect themselves from getting sunburn. We all enjoyed this BEAT THE HEAT SESSION and this gave us the refreshing vibes in hot sunny days.
“SO, LET’S BEAT THE HEAT WITH A NICE COOL TREAT.”
“It was a day of fun with shapes.”
Children need many opportunities to learn about shapes. Learning to identify and understand what the different shapes are, as well as their parts, is an important concept. Each day children are exposed to different shapes in their environment. We want them to see a shape and make a connection, when they look at the wheel of a car; we want them to process that image as of circle. In this activity, we had a conversation about shapes and about different objects and reinforced learning about shapes with engaging activities. Children made simple crafts using different shaped pieces of paper. While telling our little learners about shapes, we taught them about the sides and corners too. It was such a fun-filled activity.
“CONSERVE TO PRESERVE”
"Recycle the Present, Save the Future"
This day is celebrated on 22nd April every year. Our little tree huggers also celebrated this day with great enthusiasm. They were told to not to be mean and just to go green and be like the nature nurturers and love your Mother Earth by following the Triple Rs reduce, reuse and recycle. On this day, our tiny tots were looking like a Green Gang as they were all dressed in green. It was told to them that how can we give rebirth to our Mother Earth and this can be done by saving water, reducing pollution, protecting wildlife, planting more trees etc.
Several activities were also done by them like making earth model by paper tearing, making miniature utensils with mud or clay etc. Kids enjoyed such fun filled activities and were happy being a part of this wonderful event and learned to be a protector of "Mother Earth".