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K-series lessons in family values

I was appalled to read Rakshit Kumar’s views on some popular Hindi television serials (Glycerine junk for little eyes — September 2).

I wonder why he made such an hue and cry about Ektaa Kapoor soaps. Let’s face it, right now Kyunki... Saas Bhi Khabhi Bahu Thi and Kahani Ghar Ghar Ki are the most popular serials on the idiot box.

I think Rakshit is devoid of any emotion. After all, boys will always be boys. They cannot understand subtle emotions. These soaps teach us to respect our elders and love those younger to us. They reflect Indian values, customs and traditions,

I request Rakshit to direct a serial. I am sure he will fall flat on his face.

Shruti Sinha
Bishop Westcott Girls School

Lost sensitivity

A few days ago while returning from a shopping expedition with my mother, I saw an old man being hit by a speeding scooter near GEL Church complex.

I was shocked to see that not a single person came forward to help the man who lay on the road writhing in agony. Finally after quite sometime, some youths took the poor man to a nearby hospital.

Ironically two traffic policemen, who witnessed the accident, made no attempt to help the old man and continued to leisurely drink tea at a nearby stall.

Has compassion vanished from the face of the earth' No one seems to care about anyone these days. The situation is unfortunate and distressing.

Garima Sharma
DAV Shyamali.

Togadia visit

The capital recently witnessed several rallies in protest against VHP general secretary Praveen Togadia’s visit to Ranchi.

I think Togadia should not have been allowed to visit the state. At a time when other countries are advancing in the field of science and technology, we are fighting over religion. And people like Togadia add fuel to the communal fire. Their mindless statements and actions spark off riots.

The demolition of Babri Masjid and the Gujarat riots were such unfortunate incidents. Why can’t politicians spread the message of love and peace' The Shiv Sena, Bajrang Dal, and VHP should be banned right away. Communal forces should be exterminated. Otherwise they will destroy our country.

Srikant Menon.
Surendranath Centenary

Fruits of labour

Whizkids pitted wits at the annual Inter-school Thomas Paul Science Quiz contest at Loyola School.

The event was organised by the physics, electronics and chemistry clubs of Loyola School. Seventeen schools from Jamshedpur participated in the event. Rajendra Vidyalaya bagged the champions trophy, while Vidya Bharati Chinmaya Vidyalaya clinched the second spot.

Kudos to the organisers for making the contest a success. The indefatigable efforts of the moderators of the clubs has finally borne fruit.

A student
Loyola School

Debate contest

Jyoti Club of Andhra Association English School organised an inter-school Hindi Debate competition on September 13. About 13 city schools from Jamshedpur participated in the event.

The contestants were divided into two groups — a junior category comprising students upto class X and a senior group, with students of the Plus Two section.

The topic for the junior group was “Chhatron mein badthi anushasanhinta ke liye sanchar madhyam zimmedar hai (The broadcast medium is responsible for growing indiscipline among students)”.

Participants in the senior group debated on “Kya computer shikshak ka sthaan le sakta hai (Can computer take the place of teachers)”'

In the junior category, Aasesh Kumar Jha of Motilal Nehru Public School bagged the first prize, while Puja Priya of St Joseph’s School secured the second spot.

In the senior group, Sneha Biswas of Jamshedpur Public School snapped up the first prize, while Megha Sablok of JPS and Kumar Gaurav of MNPS jointly stood second.

Sneha Biswas
Jamshedpur Public School

Boogie woogie

They were young, talented and danced like professionals. If you were not there at the annual inter-school dance competition, organised by Interact Club of Sacred Heart Convent School, you certainly missed out on something.

Eighteen schools from Jamshedpur took part in the competition Tak Dhina Dhin, which was held at Michael John auditorium on September 13.

St Mary’s English School pocketed the first prize, while Sacred Heart Convent School clinched the second spot. Rajendra Vidyalaya secured the third spot.

Rashi Tiwary
Sacred Heart Convent School

Fruit Day

Tired of the monotonous routine of classes and studies, eco-club members of Kerela Public School recently organised Fruit Day.

Students were told to bring a fruit along with their tiffin, which they were to share with their friends during lunch break. Teachers helped the children, who brought apples, pear and musambi, peel the skin and cut the fruits into pieces.

The teachers too observed Fruit Day in the staff room. The eco-club aimed at inculcating values like sharing among the children.

On the same day, a group of eco-club members visited Ramjanamnagar, a slum near the school, and conducted an awareness workshop on health, hygiene and cleanliness.

Eco-club members
Kerela Public School

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