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Youth Empowerment at GDGPS

“The surest way to corrupt a youth is to instruct him to hold in higher esteem those who think alike than those who think differently.”
Friedrich Nietzsche The role of youth in shaping the course of any democracy is undeniable. More than half of India’s population are youth, making it even more essential to look at the way this majority can be harnessed in nation building and be empowered to make informed and responsible choices. Our youth has however increasingly seen blocking roads, stopping planes, tweeting against corruption and bad governance. Cases of their insensitivity towards their loved ones are on the rise. Are we unable reign in their youthful energies into productive channels? The intelligentsia today is concerned about the value crisis in society and the need for “resetting the moral compass of the nation”. It is time for introspection and find out what has gone wrong and why? The solution lies in education. Education shouldn’t only create technocrats and bureaucrat…

Is it necessary for everyone to be successful in Mathematics ?

Need for a change in school mathematics. It is a universal truth that not many students are motivated to pursue the subject in the way that is expected of every child that enters into school.   Math class can be a traumatic experience as many a times, grades in mathematics are associated with intelligence.  People tend to think that a person who manages to score good marks in mathematics is certainly a smart child.  For any reason, if the child does not produce good results, he/she will be labeled as ‘dumb’.  This behavior is not only expressed  by the peers but also by parents and teachers as well.  What would you say is the top reason for poor performance in the subject by many students.   Are there too many math standards? Do students not have the ability? Are teachers to be  blamed? Is math not for everyone? I believe that math content is not the problem nor are  the students.   But rather the way it is commonly taught. Math involves logic and reasoning,. These are all things that p…

HOW PARENTS CAN BE ‘EMOTION COACHES’ FOR THEIR CHILDREN AND PARENTING STYLES

With summer vacations over, we at G.D.Goenka Public School, Greater Noida would like to turn our attention to the relationship between parent and child.  Dating back to the 1990s, science has discovered a tremendous amount about the role emotions play in our lives. Researchers have found that even more than IQ, your emotional awareness and ability to handle feelings will determine your success and happiness in all walks of life, including family relationships. For parents, this quality of “emotional intelligence” means being aware of your child’s feelings, and being able to empathize, soothe, and guide them. When it comes to raising children, parental behaviors makes a huge difference in a child’s life. After enormous researches ,it was found out that  most parents fall into one of two broad categories: those who give their children guidance about the world of emotion and those who don’t. We call parents who get involved with their children’s feelings “Emotion Coaches.” We have identified…

*Governor's Rule in Kashmir*

President Ram Nath Kovind approved the imposition of governor's rule in Jammu and Kashmir, a day after the BJP pulled out of its alliance with the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Jammu and Kashmir. In all states of India, the state government's failure results in President's rule. The process is slightly more nuanced in Jammu and Kashmir where not the President's but Governor's rule is imposed. The Constitution of India grants special status to Jammu and Kashmir among Indian states, and it is the only state in India to have a separate Constitution and regulations specific to it. Though many have hailed the decision of the central government to have presidents rule in Kashmir the decision has its pit falls: a.The decision to bring in President's rule is like turning the clock back twenty years, when it was difficult to even get a democratically elected government.
*Some questions*: 1. What is the overall aim in Kashmir or the nation's objective (not only Army’…

Sponge City’ - Helps to Solve Urban Water Crisis in Smart Way

Trillion liters of free water drop from the sky onto the world’s cities each year, yet most of it is channeled straight into gutters, drains and rivers. At best, this represents a waste of a valuable natural resource. In traditionally managing surface water runoff in an urban location is to funnel that waterway from cities as fast as possible. It can lead to devastating urban floods like in the Mumbai and Chennai that destroyed hundreds of homes. With cities getting bigger, climate changes threatening to bring more extreme weather, there is a need to rethink about the urban environment where almost every raindrop can be captured, controlled and reused. To design a city in such a way that it retains all the surface water runoff that can be reused at a later date, thereby creating an urban environment that absorbs water then releases that water when required in a similar manner to a sponge. A sponge city follows the philosophy of innovation: that a city can solve water problems instead o…

Beyond the Curriculum.....

Today students are not satisfied with mere school-prescribed curriculum, a routine syllabus and the spurt in innovative teaching methodology. Their needs extend beyond these conventional categories of knowledge to include holistic development with core values needed to stand tall in the real world.  They require niche skills to face challenges that the competitive world throws at them. G.D Goenka Public School, Greater Noida, helps its students mould for themselves, a fearless, disciplined life and an opinionated mind. Today, the world is not looking for another ranker, but a thinker par extraordinaire, young minds who can leave behind a footprint in the society.
The school is a conglomeration of dedicated and effective teachers, fun-filled activities aimed at endowing its students with the aforementioned skills and holistic development. It encourages its students to go beyond straight jacketed forms of learning and maintain a touch with reality, taking much required breaks from the v…

RJ NAVED (RADIO MIRCHI, 98.3) AND NDTV INDIA VISITED OUR SCHOOL

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