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Keeping in mind the true Christmas sprit, the Interact Club of Nopany Vidyalaya decided to distribute old clothes (clothes for babies as well as for men and women) to the local poor and needy. The campaign started a week ago, when the young interactors went from classroom to classroom requesting fellow students to donate old clothes. Several teachers willingly joined the donation campaign. The Interact Club initiated the move to invite the underprivileged children of the nearby slum along with their parents. Finally, on a Tuesday afternoon, clothes were distributed to all who had gathered in the school hall. The occasion was graced by the rector as well the principal of the institution. Both praised the effort taken by the Interact Club. The entire project was aided by the Tablers and Circlers which is a charitable organisation working for the upliftment of underprivileged children and women.

Asish Nahata,Saurav Saraf,
Class XI B,
Nopany Vidyalaya



In today’s world, English has become the preferred medium of communication globally. To ensure proper usage of the language, it is important to have a good command over it, or in other words, a good vocabulary. To test children’s vocabulary, Reader’s Digest recently conducted the Word Power Challenge 2007 at Birla High School (Girls). The students were each given a questionnaire with multiple-choice questions which tested the vocabulary of students from classes V to VII (junior level) and classes VIII to IX (senior level). This was followed by a quiz in which six girls — Rhea Singhania (V-B), Minal Desai (VI-A), Abheri Sen (VII-B), Neha Jain (VIII-B), Damini Agarwal (IX-A) and Urmika Agarwal (IX-B) won an encyclopaedia each for answering questions correctly.

Neha Jain, Kavya Iyer, and Damini Agarwal, Birla High School (Girls)


Colours of life

Petals Foundation, an NGO organisation working towards the rehabilitation and social integration of the differently abled, felicitated the special children of BVB ASMA School on December 13, in New Delhi.

The Freedom through Art programme at Petals engages and enables differently abled children in every home and school to create wonderful art that delivers experiences beyond the ordinary — providing warm wishes on numerous greeting cards in some cases, and in improving decor in homes in others. The felicitation ceremony was held to formally recognise the group of children participating in the Freedom through Art programme at the school and to distribute amongst them probably their first earnings through their contribution to art. With increased participation, the earnings are expected to grow and provide them the much needed support to lead a normal life in society.

Group captain S.C. Bahri, head of the school expressed pride over this accomplishment by the children of the school.

BVM Asma School, New Delhi

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