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Friday, April 17, 2009

It is a long way from home

I was driving along the other day on the way to purchase the buses and saw this sign on a country road. As a Sydneyiite it was appreciated fully.
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School Building Progress Report

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Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Great Results

Today the board examination results for 8th class were announced. All of the students did well with a lot of them suprising themselves. In total in our District 37176 8th class students sat the examination from more than 5000 schools (it's not a typo - thirty seven thousand students). From our 43 students who sat the examination 5 of them have come in the top 100 students in the district!! I think that they can all take a bow. Really really awesome. We are looking forward to seeing them when they come for their report cards tomorrow.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Nice thought

I read this quote today and enjoyed;

"Do your work where your greatest joy and the world's greatest hunger meet"

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Animations on the net

Previously i have blogged about the program of Twin Vision team in our school in January. The animations that the students made during their visit are now up on the web at on the Twin Vision page. There are four animations and the links and names of all four are given below. Enjoy.

Lila Amrit

Cravat Story

Indian in London

Water is Life

Two gems

Two great stories for the week.

There is one small boy in the hostel studying in 3rd class, Yogesh. As quite a few students have now finished their exams and gone for holidays we were moving the remaining students together to make it easier to watch. We moved young Yogesh from his room three times but he kept moving back to his old room each evening even though there was noone else in that area. Finally we called him and asked why did he keep moving back.

He replied that he wanted to stay in his room because it is the room that faces towards the Bhakti Sagar and as a result when Swamiji is in Jadan and giving satsang it is the best room for listening to what Swamiji is saying. What an awesome reply!

The second story came to me via the husband of one of the ladies who is a cleaner/helper in our school. His wife is illiterate. She can (could) only understand the local Marwari dialect and subsequently can't understand the Hindi that is spoken on the radio etc. He was suprised when she started discussing with him the program that was just on the radio and asked how did she understand the Hindi. She had picked up Hindi from the classes going on in school as she is always working in the hallways outside as the classes are going on. Next day he was suprised that she had got up at three oclock and was sitting with the light on. He checked what she was doing ..........homework! One of our teachers had given her a book and taught her how to write the Hindi alphabet after school and she was "secretly" practicing. Last news she was starting to practice reading. I find that simply beautiful.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

New Buses and new enrolments

Hari Om to all,

yesterday I was in a place called Nathdwara about 150kms from Jadan, searching for new school buses. A couple of members of the Ashram were already there since the day before exploring the area which houses the biggest bus industry in the state. It was a great day and we came back from there having purchased two buses for the school. They are in excellent condition and were quite a bargain. All in all it seemed that Guruji's blessings were with us throughout the day as it all went so smoothly. Awesome.

Spare a thought for our young students in Primary School who are doing their examinations this week.