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I am sorry but that’s how the India is ..

So my country -India celebrated Children’s Day on Nov 14th that they celebrate every year. All I can say best of luck to all the Indian Tots. Your Indian parent is going to “dream” what you want be when you grow ,even before you celebrate your 1st birthday . Which essentially will take less than 1 minute of the parents time. But now its on the onus of the poor kid irrespective of his capabilities and interests , whether he has to sacrifice his own dreams and live upto the dream’s for their poignant/emotionally blackmailing Indian parents. All I can pray for you -the Indian kid, hope your parent doesn’t dream for you to be – The Prime minister of India or an I.A.S or a Cardiologist or an IITian or a 5 figure US salaried person. Then your life is gone.If you as child won’t follow your parents dream … you will be labelled as a wayward child .Period. But you have a choice…a Hobson’s choice.

I am sorry but that’s how the India is .. how we think as parents irrespective of the parents formal education.( He can be uneducated or highly qualified Dr/engineer/Businessman) ..Our kids have to live with it with no choice or else we will ensure to brand them as a problem child.

PS: A lot to learn..a lot to emulate from America..God bless our Indian kids.

By  Ravi Kumar Killi

 

Picture source: http://indiatoday.intoday.in/

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Felicitating K. Satyam sir – Speaking straight from the bottom of his heart!

Felicitating K. Satyam sir – Speaking straight from the bottom of his heart!

 

I love my school, I love my teachers

“I love my school”, “I love my teachers”, “I miss my school”, “The best school in the world” and so on and so forth…

We often come across the above from time to time when we meet our school friends once in a blue moon. We all are busy with our and our work and we are in our own world. Chanting the above lines again and again, year after year doesn’t do any good. Then what will do any good?

Let me share the secret with you. When you leave school, complete your bachelors and masters and when you become a successful professional then the right time comes to inspire society. When I say society I would like to stress on our schools. You should start with your school.

Go to your school, meet teachers and meet students. Talk to Principal of the school and take permission to talk to students and inspire them with your story. Share with them about your school days, tell them what kind of student you were and tell them how teachers inspired you when you were in school. Talk to them about the world that you have seen. Guide them on what they should  concentrate and inform them about the latest happenings in your field of expertise. You as an ex-student and a successful professional can inspire students of this generation.

Remember sometimes we say to ourselves?  “Wish there was some one to guide me then.” Yes we know how it feels when no one guides us. But today we have all means to guide many students.

So think about it and plan how you are going to inspire students of our school.

Do you want to talk to present students of KV NAD Vizag? Do you want to inspire them? Then please get in touch with Alumni and we would arrange for your talk. Email us your details to comms@kvnadvaa.com

Looking forward for you to inspire the current generation.

Alumni

Who is the best teacher?

Hello KV NAD Vizagites!

Hope you guys are doing well.

For the past few weeks KV NAD Vizag Alumni core members are observing many new Facebook Groups and Facebook Pages which are created by few enthusiastic ex-students of KV NAD Vizag.

Its a pleasure to see all the ex-students of KV NAD Vizag coming together to their school memories.

But underneath all this many junior/senior ex-students are loosing sight of an important thing.

Let’s not judge, comment or give our opinions on our teachers. No teacher is the best or 2nd best. All teachers are best. We learn many things from every teacher. Teachers are next to our parents. 

If you are asking who is the best teacher then it is similar to ask who is the best among – Mother and Father?

So, as matured and educated Ex-KV NAD Vizagites lets not judge and give rankings to our teachers. We must respect all our teachers and we must give all teachers the same credit and position.

Even teachers are human beings and every human has some flaws. So lets not find flaws in each other. Lets just share what’s good. Can you tell who is perfect on this earth? No one, so lets not find flaws in others.

Lets regard our teachers for ever they taught us and what they wanted us to become. Let’s just thank them for what we are today. We are lucky that our teachers don’t demand for a Guru-Dakshina. They just give their best to us at shcool and they continue doing that. Few percentage of students actually get back to teachers who were a part of their success and show gratitude.

At the moment you may feel like you are superior to teachers with your Corporate jobs, On-site tours, MBA, Engineering and abroad studies but just go back to school days and see how high our teachers were in our imagination and thoughts. They taught us things which we never knew or understood in the beginning of our lives. That was the beginning of you of what you are today.

At the end, gratitude and respect counts. So who can be better people to show gratitude than our teachers who taught about life?

We at Alumni HQ are not offending anyone but we are just heart the way many of you are judging and commenting our teachers.

Last but not the least – Let’s not judge our teacher’s credibility. They are not things.

Have a good day!

Krishnam (Batch 1998)
Alumni Communications Team

Raining in English

It was in the year 95-96 when I was in Class VIII, Section B. Renu Joshna ma’am taught us English and I still remember, cherish and rejoice each and every incident that took place in the class. They are classics for me.

It was the last period before lunch (5th period). As one of our teachers was absent the whole class was enjoying the free period – Shouting or making noise in proper school terms. That day the noise was louder than usual. 

It was cloudy, myself and many of my classmates stood near the windows and were enjoying cool breeze. Our classroom was just above the entrance to the school from the main road which was parallel to our school building. Suddenly it started raining and the whole class rushed towards the windows to catch a glimpse of the rain. Many stretched their hands out through the windows and were enjoying the rain drops.

Suddenly the whole class turned dead silent and it appeared for a while that everyone has left the classroom. I continued enjoying the rain along with my friend. And like a thunder I heard some one shouting at us, “What are you doing?”. Both of us were shocked to see Renu Joshna ma’am standing at the entrance door and looking at us like a hungry Lion. We ran back to our benches. It didn’t took long as we were back bencher’s in those days. 

Ma’am quickly occupied her seat and asked myself and my friend to stand-up. She asked me about what I was staring through the window so seriously. I said, “Nothing ma’am”. She growled and asked me once again the same question. In my broken English I said, “I was seeing the rain.”. She correct, “No, don’t say seeing rain. Say you were enjoying / observing the rain”. I repeated the same. 

Then ma’am with a little smile said, “As you were enjoying the rain, tell the whole class about how you were admiring the rain through the window.”. I could already hear some of my gang members and few brilliants smiling happily from under the desks. 

I couldn’t speak anything for a long time as my English was in real bad situation. It was real embarrassed in front of the class. I was murmuring, “Yes, No and All right.”.  Those were the kind of phrases I was comfortable with. But ma’am was getting angry and I had to say something to save myself from the Lion’s den.

I thought I had to start else I will be brutally hunted in English language. So, I started, “The clouds changed colour from white to black. Big sounds started coming down with big lights. Big winds blowed. All tress, leaves and mud started flying in the air. Suddenly rain fall down and some ladies running under trees, some peoples also running under trees. School children going for lunch cannot run and rain fall on them. Trees waving in big winds and big sounds again and again and…….” and next thing I heard, “Stop, stop, stop…. enough, enough, enough” and the whole class along with ma’am burst in to laughter. I was happy and thought it was dam good. Actually not sure what I was thinking after that brilliant effort.

Ma’am said, “You tried but it was pathetic use of English as language.”. She asked the entire class to read Newspaper everyday to improve sentence formation. Then everyone slowly slipped in to our lesson.

This is the incident I laugh over whenever I think of it. Till class 8th I was real poor in English and I picked some little from Class IXth. Still learning a lot every day 😉 

I still remember, I won CCA prize under the guidance of Renu Joshna ma’am who asked me to take part in the elocution competition. I still remember I was from Lakshmi Bai house and I bagged the first prize. I spoke few paragraphs from Swami Vivekananda’s renowned paragraphs – “My child, what I want is muscles of iron and nerves of steel, inside which dwells a mind of the same material as that of which the thunderbolt is made.” 

Renu Joshna ma’am got posted to KV NAD Vizag when we just moved to Class VI. I still remember I played Malgudi’s Swaminathan’s role under her guidance along with few seniors and most popular Manoj, Ravi Kishore and so on.

So, this is one of my memories from a million, related to school days. Hope you guys liked it.

Krishnam Raju A (Batch 1998)
www.facebook.com/akrishnamraju

Money is yours but resources belong to society

 

Following is a short awareness message, an article which I came across recently and felt its worth sharing ..! I hope it’s worth reading…

MONEY IS YOURS BUT RESOURCES BELONG TO  THE SOCIETY.

Germany is a highly industrialized country. It produces top brands like Benz, BMW, Siemens etc. The nuclear reactor pump is made in a small town in this country. In such a country, many will think its people lead a luxurious life. At least that was my impression before my study trip.

When I arrived at Hamburg, my colleagues who work in Hamburg arranged a welcome party for me in a restaurant. As we walked into the restaurant, we noticed that a lot of tables were empty. There was a table where a young couple was having their meal. There were only two dishes and two cans of beer on the table. I wondered if such simple meal could be romantic, and whether the girl will leave this stingy guy.

There were a few old ladies on another table. When a dish is served, the waiter would distribute the food for them, and they would finish every bit of the food on their plates.

We did not pay much attention to them, as we were looking forward to the dishes we ordered. As we were hungry, our local colleague ordered more food for us.

As the restaurant was quiet, the food came quite fast. Since there were other activities arranged for us, we did not spend much time dining. When we left, there was still about one third of unconsumed food on the table.

When we were leaving the restaurant, we heard someone calling us. We noticed the old ladies in the restaurant were talking about us to the restaurant owner. When they spoke to us in English, we understood that they were unhappy about us wasting so much food. We immediately felt that  they were really being too busybody.

“We paid for our food, it is none of your business how much food we left behind,” my colleague Gui told the old ladies.

The old ladies were furious. One of them immediately took her hand phone out and made a call to someone. After a while, a man in uniform claimed to be an officer from the Social Security organization arrived. Upon knowing  what the dispute was, he issued us a 50 Mark fine.

We all kept quiet. The local colleague took out a 50 Mark note and repeatedly apologized to the officer.

The officer told us in a stern voice, “ORDER WHAT YOU CAN CONSUME, MONEY IS YOURS BUT RESOURCES BELONG TO THE SOCIETY. THERE ARE MANY OTHERS IN THE WORLD WHO ARE FACING SHORTAGE OF RESOURCES. YOU HAVE  NO REASON TO WASTE RESOURCES.´”

Our face turned red. We all agreed with him in our hearts. The mindset of people of this rich country put all of us to shame. WE REALLY NEED TO REFLECT ON THIS. We are from  country which is not very rich in resources.

To save face, we order large quantity and also waste food when we give others a treat. THIS LESSON TAUGHT US A LESSON TO THINK SERIOUSLY ABOUT CHANGING OUR BAD HABITS.

My colleague Photostatted the fine ticket and gave a copy to each of us as a souvenir. All of us kept it and pasted on our wall to remind us that we shall never be wasteful.

Thanks & Regards,

Lakshmi Priyanka (Batch 1998)

 

 

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