Lucknow: Let the walls do the talking
The writing is on the wall. The walls of school buildings now being put to use to impart value education to students. A city school has integrated public art to educate students on moral values and help them become better human being and lead a life with a purpose.
Educators at Seth MR Jaipuria School, Gomti Nagar, Lucknow is attempting to synchronize with the light of Sri Aurobindo’s philosophy of unravelling the hidden potential within each child, of aligning them with their own inner, higher self so they may consciously and willingly start transforming their outer self.
Anjai Jaipuria, vice chairperson of the school, said, “We decided to use the building as the third teacher to expose our students to this wisdom. We wanted that wherever our students turn their gaze, they should experience only and only aesthetics and beauty, design and modernity” .
“The corridors were designed to be inter-active. The school came up with the design of a facade with five large walls that has been used as a canvas to expose the students to the concept of evolution and the four aspects that one need to refine in their personality - namely, Wisdom, Strength, Harmony and Perfection,” she further said.
The school designed the courtyards, libraries, research room, dance halls and all the passages into aesthetic artwork with strong message, said principal, Promini Chopra. “We believe the aim of life is to strive towards Perfection. Deep within every human being, a flame of aspiration is constantly inspiring him to progress – progress in his physical, emotional, mental, psychic and spiritual being,” she said.
Anjali Jaipuria said what finally emerged is a fulfilment of the labour of love of all the stakeholders; our students, teachers, principal, Harshvardhan, the artist and Team3. The school sought help of students in making these art work so that sense of belongingness develops in their heart, she said.
The Bharatiya Janata Party will felicitate beneficiaries of various welfare schemes being run by the party's governments at the Centre and in Uttar Pradesh as part of celebrations timed with the completion of eight years of the Modi regime. The BJP will celebrate its eighth anniversary of being in power at the Centre this month.
Thunderstorm with gusty winds blowing at 60-70 km per hour and hour-long moderate rainfall of 20.6 mm lashed Lucknow on Monday, bringing relief from the heatwave but also causing waterlogging and power outages in several parts of the city. According to the India Meteorological Department, this is the first moderate-to-high intensity storm of the season, as March and April only recorded dry thunder spells. Owing to rain, five flights were delayed.
The second apprenticeship mela by the state government will be organised in all 75 nodal ITIs across the state on May 30, said special secretary of vocational education and skill development, Harikesh Chaurasia. He said that MSME, the employment department and the district administration will jointly work to make the fair a success. Chaurasia said that 10,600 youth benefitted from the last apprenticeship fair.
Two boys aged 9 years drowned in a pond while taking a bath at Binaika village under Aaspur Devsara police station of Pratapgarh district on Monday morning. According to reports, Lalmani's son Jignesh and Siyaram's son Shani both aged nine years went to take bath at a pond in the village at around 10am. The duo went into deep water and started drowning. Their bodies were sent for post mortem examination, police said.
The development of 84-kosi parikrama marg in Ayodhya that was designated as national highway by the Union ministry of road transport and highways has been put on fast track. The 84-kosi parikrama marg will also be known as NH-227B. According to officials, the two-lane path will be 45-m wide with one lane being around 22.5 meters. There are three parikramas in Ayodhya— 84-kosi, 14-kosi and 5-kosi.