Dialogue on Climate Change
Delhi, July 23, 2021: A digital video conference under the aegis of Generation Global was organised on 23rd July 2021 through the channel ZOOM in which Apeejay School, Pitampura participated along with the participants of students from Indonesia, Pakistan, Dubai, Italy, UK. The topic of discussion was ‘Climate Change’. The VC started at 2 pm according to Indian standard time and continued till 3:30 pm. During the conference, the students from all the schools exchanged their views on the severity of the problem of Climate change.
Students discussed the following points:
- Climate change happens due to global warming. It changes all the conditions of the climate of a region
- The process of climate change happens over a long time.
- The frequent conditions of the weather of a region indicate the change of climate.
- Climate change due to global warming is happening because of human beings.
- Deforestation in a forest land causes a drastic change in temperature, which gradually becomes a permanent temperature of that place until new trees are grown there.
- Climate change is causing many problems in the environment. Forest fires are increasing due to the dryness in a forested region.
- All the species of plants and animals are becoming extinct due to the unfavourable conditions in which they live.
- Reforestation can help in changing the factors of the climate of a region to some extent.
- Climate change during pre-Corona times and post-Corona times.
- Role of government in controlling climate change.
Bliss of Gratitude
New Delhi, August 6, 2021: Ms. Shweta Taneja, Apeejay School, Faridabad, and Ms. Purnima Vohra, Education Officer, Apeejay Education, organised a workshop on the topic ‘Bliss of Gratitude’. It was attended by In-charges of the Primary Department and teaching faculty of Classes III-V of Apeejay School, Pitampura, Panchsheel Park, and Saket.
The session was an endeavour to remind the participants to take notice of all that is already present and abundant in their lives and consciously learn to focus and acknowledge the simple fact that life is a blissful gift. The session enumerated a few activities that could be used to nurture an attitude of gratitude and also some beautiful ways of expressing gratitude. These involved teaching gratitude to children by helping them practice it in different ways through making a gratitude jar, writing gratitude or thank you notes, making a daily gratitude inventory, maintaining gratitude journals and a few games incorporating the use of a gratitude dice, a five in a row game and designing gratitude slips. The concept of Naikan - Japanese self-reflective psychotherapy that means ‘looking inside’ and is a structured method of self-examination and reflection to help people understand themselves and their relationships with others was also shared with the participants to create more fulfilling ties with others.
In her concluding remarks, Ms. Vohra said that we are role models for our children. We should inspire them to always express gratitude, as they are the leaders of tomorrow and have to be chiseled continuously with love, compassion, and values.
Sri Aurobindo firmly believed that the young students will always be inspired not by money or power or by beautiful buildings but by teachers who are cultivated citizens, men/women of education, enlightenment, and character.
To enhance the happiness quotient of the students and teachers, each teacher and student may prepare a gratitude journal and celebrate gratitude week in the school.
Dialogue on Medical Ethics
“MEDICINE means Mercy - Empathy - Dare - Integrity - Care - Ingenuity - Nobility and Ethics.”― Abhijit Naskar
Delhi, July 30, 2021: Apeejay School, Pitampura participated in a Video Conference (VC) on 30 July 2021. Besides Apeejay School, Pitampura, William Henry Smith Memorial School Varanasi (India) also participated in this Video Conference. During the VC, our students were able to move their dialogue from the beginning to the end. Mr. Lorenzo Rafio was the facilitator of the event. Students were interested in each other's opinions, and they discussed medical ethics in detail. In this conference, the students entered into dialogue around some of the philosophical, religious, cultural, and value-based ideas around medical ethics. Students also explored some of the more contentious issues regarding medical technology such as euthanasia, stem cell research & treatments, and the testing of procedures & treatments on animals.