Budding Motivational Speaker

Loukik Nanda of Class X has paved a different path for himself from a very young age. Even before completing his secondary level of education, he has set his foot to join the league of Motivational Speakers.

The determined boy being inspired by his business family background, zeroed in on encouraging small time businessman with inspiring talks on Multi-Level Marketing (MLM). He believes MLM is the next big thing in the 21stcentury. He has been invited by reputed companies like Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC), Star Health Insurance etc to speak, mostly addressing Insurance Agents.

The dynamic boy who dared to dream differently and pursued his dreams with conviction aims to be one of the renowned Motivational Speakers of the Country addressing Corporate Leaders. To see his goal being materialised, Loukik has sought guidance from Chairman SAI International Group, Dr. Bijoy K Sahoo who advised him on pursuing his dreams whole-heartedly. He also took valuable suggestions from renowned speakers like Dr. Vivek Bindra and Shri Parikshit Jobanputra.

Loukik has carefully imbibed in him the traits of smart leadership and motivational skills and looks forward to pen down books to inspire small time business professionals. He has also a strong knowledge on the slokas of Bhagawat Gita and regularly reads books like Chanakya Neeti.

Congratulations Loukik. We wish you a great future.

 

 

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The Melodious SAIoneer

Exhibiting a super talent in singing, Anwesha Anandita of Class IX has enthralled everyone with her melodious voice. As a token of appreciation, the talented girl has been selected for the ‘Guru Ravi Jain Award, 2018’, to be received on the auspicious occasion of Ratha Yatra at New Delhi. She has also been invited to give a solo performance at Haus Khaz during the event. Later in the evening Anwesha will perform in the 2nd Guru Ravi Jain Youth Festival of Classical Dance and Music held at Kala Kunj.

Anwesha is also a Child Artist in All India Radio and is regularly invited to perform in various platforms during important occasions. As a matter of honour and pride, she was invited to perform at Puri on the last day of the Ratha Yatra 2017, during the advent of Lord Jagannath. She has showcased her talent at Rabindra Mandap, Youth India Festival at New Delhi, Bali Yatra Festival and many more.

The humble girl has received various awards and accolades for her mellifluous voice like the Pragati Prativa Award 2016, Guru Ravi Jain Award 2017 and many more. Anandita is also a brilliant Odissi dancer and has showcased her artistic wonders at various eminent platforms. She feels indebted to her Guru and also the Music teachers of SAI International School who encourage her and help to refine her performance through rigorous practice and feedback.

 

A Field trip to NISER

Students get to connect between classroom learning and real-world learning when they go for educational trips. These visits provide valuable experience or important moments in learning to the students, that help them to deepen and enhance their knowledge acquired in classroom. It also exposes students to new experiences and help to stimulate their interest in different areas, irrespective of their prior interest.

Students of Class XI had an opportunity to visit the National Institute of Science Education and Research (NISER), an institute affiliated to Homi Bhabha National Institute (HBNI), Mumbai. It is dedicated to graduate education and research and established with the aim of embedding scientific rigor within larger pedagogic practices in our country.

NISER houses both teaching and research labs of each of the schools like Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics. Students had a great time visiting these laboratories, where they were briefed on the various equipment and instruments used for experimentation.

Unleashing their Creativity

It is often found that students are gradually getting inclined towards uniformity as they grow. It is because they get few opportunities to express themselves. Unless they express their views, and opinions in a proper manner, they can never be able to achieve their unique potential.

Learning to showcase themselves will help the children to know who they really are, which helps to build their self-confidence, develop independent thinking, foster creativity and imagination as well as enable them to express their emotions like sadness, anger, happiness and excitement in a healthy way.

Creative writing competition aims to stimulate imaginative thinking both in teachers and students by exposing them to new materials and ideas. A creative writing competition was organised for the students of Class XI. Students were given ten different topics to choose from and express their thoughts and ideas in form of an article, story or poem.

Creativity defines our ability to be successful in whatever we undertake, and it is the only factor which differentiate us from robots. To help the children retain their ability and willingness to be creative, they need to be encouraged to let their imagination fly.

Violinist Dr. Mysore Manjunath performs at SAI

The Indraprastha auditorium of the School reverberated with the euphonious music of Violin Maestro Dr. Mysore Manjunath and his team on Tuesday, July 10, 2018.  Dr. Manjunath was accompanied by his young son, violinist Sumanth Manjunath, eminent Mridanga player, Phagun and famous Ghatam player, Shri M. Surya Prasad Rao. Dr. Manjunath is the son and disciple of renowned violinist Prof. Mahadevappa.

The performance started with Raag Abhogi which exuded a tone of vibrancy and positivity all around. It was followed by Raag Hamsadwani, an auspicious Raag, considered as the favourite Raag of Lord Ganesha as well as the famous Raag Kapi. The musicians ended the performance with the favourite bhajan of the father of our Nation, Mahatma Gandhi, ‘Raghupati raghav raja ram’, showcasing the extraordinary musical acumen of the world-famous musician.

The event was introduced by The Society for the Promotion of Indian Classical Music And Culture Amongst Youth (SPIC MACAY), a voluntary youth movement which promotes intangible aspects of Indian cultural heritage by promoting Indian classical music, classical dance, folk music, yoga, meditation, crafts and other aspects of Indian culture.

Earlier in the year, renowned musician Padma Bhushan Pt. Vishwa Mohan Bhatt accompanied by Tabla exponent Shri Abhishek Mishra gave a rousing performance of Raag ‘Nat Bhairav’. Some of the other eminent artists who visited SAI were legendary flautist Padma Vibhusan Pt. Hari Prasad Chaurasia who enchanted the assemblage with the devotional and meditative music of Raag Prabhati. The celebrated musician was accompanied by Pandit Subhankar Banerjee, noted tablist and Shatamanyu Mishra, an accomplished flautist.

SAI International School believes in the holistic grooming of students and provides them with various opportunities to widen their learning horizon. To inspire the young minds, every year it invites SPIC MACAY to introduce the students to the glorious culture and heritage of the country and give them an opportunity to see and learn from various maestros and renowned artists from across the globe.

 

My Father

My Father is my Super Hero

The Trusted Mentor, the Pillar of Strength;

The Fountain of Wisdom, the Guiding Light;

The Source of Inspiration, the greatest Role Model;

A storehouse of Unconditional and Unfathomable Love,

My Father, your Selfless love is my greatest strength.

By: Swastik Ranjan Nanda

Poetry Writing

Poetry is a medium of expression of emotions. It helps one to understand how language and vocabulary can be used to express thoughts and ideas. It is a wonderful way to build phonemic awareness in children and enhance their vocabulary and writing skills.

To encourage the students with an affinity for writing poetry, a competition was conducted for students of Class IV and V. The theme for writing poetry for students of Class IV was ‘My Favourite Things’ and for Class V students, it was ‘My Teacher’.

Creating poetry makes a person insightful, fills him or her with joy and gives a sense of concrete accomplishment. People who loves writing poetry develops a penchant for understanding larger issues in life and feel more connected with people, places and nature. Writing poetry involves a lot of cognitive skills, and accelerates the emotional and intellectual growth of a child.

“Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words.”Robert Frost

True Beauty

Had I not seen the horrors of the night,

Would I’ve enjoyed the gifts of the day?

Had I not accepted defeat,

Would I’ve won over success?

Had I not tasted hunger,

Would I’ve savoured every bite i swallowed?

Had I not died first,

Would I’ve seen the beauty of life?

By: Shachipriya Patnaik

Creative Writing

Creative Writing is any piece of writing where the thoughts, feelings and emotions are expressed in a creative way rather than simply convey some information. It is a narrative craft which enables students to unleash their thoughts, ideas and emotions through the medium of writing.

An inter-house Creative Writing competition was conducted for students of Class VI to VIII. Students were given the option to select the language for their write up from various languages taught in the School like English, Hindi, Odia, Sanskrit and French.

Different themes were given for different languages, the theme for English Creative Writing was “Where there’s unity, there’s victory! For Odia language it was ‘Bandhutwa’, for Fench,’ ‘Importance de la langue ètrangère’, in Hindi, the theme was, ‘Bharat kissi se kaam nahin’ and the theme for the creative writing competition in Sanskrit was ‘Asmakam Jeevane Sanskrutabhasa Abasyakata.’ Participation was compulsory and it was judged on the basis of presentation of ideas, neatness, creativity, grammar and time management.

Reading develops writing skills and writing helps to enhance cognitive growth, organizational abilities, and communication skills. It also builds their imagination, self-expression, self-confidence as they continually challenge themselves with creative thoughts. Children who practice creative writing also make great progress in subjects like language, mathematics and science.

 

 

 

Colours of Life

Far across the horizon

My homeland smiles back

Gives a green light

A signal to go ahead

It says, enjoy the moment.

Gusts of wind shake it

Just for a while,

The rainbow colours all around

Brings a glee, well deserved

At the end of the day

it matters, what choice you’ve made.

Good or bad, it is yours after all,

Appreciation or scorn.

Take it with a smile

Love it the way you like,

After all it’s your life.

By: Binati Mishra