Monthly Archives: August 2012
WHO AM I?
- By blood i am Albanian, by citizenship an Indian, By faith, I am a catholic nun.
- I founded the Missionaries of Charity with the aim of providing “Wholehearted and Free service to the poorest of the poor”.
- I was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1979 and beatified by Pope John Paul II in 2003.
Can you guess?
I am Mother Teresa. I was given the title “Blessed Teresa of Calcutta” by Pope John Paul II.
Mother Teresa is so special. I am so excited that i became the captain of the Teresa House in my school DPS EOK.
(Nana ke Bol) Good Morning!
I took a paper plate and made a cock’s beak with it. I will wear the beak on my nose and recite a poem in school tomorrow. This poem is written by my grandfather. I hope you like it. We had great fun acting it out!
सूरज निकला, हुआ सवेरा
मुर्गा बोला कुकड़ूँ-कूं
जल्दी से सब उठ जाओ
क्यों सोते हो उकड़ूँ-सूं |
लेकर प्रभु का नाम
सबको करो प्रणाम
नहाधो कर तय्यारी करलो
उचित करो जलपान |
ठीक समय विद्यालय जाकर
खूब लगाओ ध्यान
गुरुजन का आदर करके
पाओ अच्छा ज्ञान |
DID YOU KNOW? Father of Medicine
The earliest school of medicine known to mankind is Aryurveda. It was consolidated 2500 years ago in Ancient India. Charaka was one of the principal contributors and is known as the Father of Medicine. His work is recorded in a treatise popularly known as Charaka Samhita.
DID YOU KNOW? Badminton
I learnt something interesting about the history of the origin of the game of Badminton while writing an article on Olympics for the school bulletin board.
British military officers based in the Indian town of Poona in the 19th century added a net to the ancient game of battledore (meaning bat) and shuttlecock. They named this new game after the town – Poona.
The officers brought the sport of Poona back home on their return to England. It was played at the Duke of Beaufort’s Gloucestershire residence in 1873. The residence was (and is still) called Badminton House which is how the game got the name (Badminton) used today.
Surprising – isn’t it?
DID YOU KNOW? Shatabdi Express
Shatabdi Express train was introduced in 1988 to commemorate the birth centenary of India’s 1st prime minister, Jawaharlal Nehru. That is how it got its name, Shatabdi (which means centenary).
The first Shatabdi Express was flagged off on 14 Nov 1988 between New Delhi & Gwalior.
WHO AM I?
- I am an Indian writer known for modern Hindi-Urdu Literature.
- My real name is Dhanpat Rai Srivastava, but i am better known by another name.
- My best known novels include Sevasadan, Rangmanch, Gaban, Nirmala, Godan. My collection of short stories called Manasarovar is very popular.
Who am i?
I am Munshi Premchand.
DID YOU KNOW? Rabindranath Tagore’s composition
Bangladesh’s national anthem Amar Shonar Bangla (My Golden Bengal) is a composition by Rabindranath Tagore. As is our Indian national anthem (Jana Gana Mana)!!
Amar Shonar Bangla was written by Tagore in 1905 and the first 10 lines were adopted as the Bangladesh national anthem in 1972.
DID YOU KNOW? Sanskrit for everyday use
There is a village called Mattur near the city of Shivamogga in Karnataka where people use Sanskrit for day-to-day communication. The village has about 2000 inhabitants and over 95% of the people use Sanskrit as their language.
Do not be surprised to be greeted with “katham asti bhawati” (कथमस्ति भवती) which means how are you?
Nana ke Bol: Rainbow – A symbol of Unity in Diversity
Rainbow has 7 colours – each one of the seven is so different and beautiful. We love them all. But when they all come together they create a new colour – the perfect white. India is like the rainbow. All its different people, cultures all retain their individual identity and yet combine to together create the true India.
इन्द्र धनुष – एकता का प्रतीक