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Queen Rudramba of Andhra Pradesh punished revolts and evil feudal lords. She is considered the Joan of Arc of India and is glorified in several Hindi ballads and poems. She was credited with having killed a tiger herself in her teenage years, and resembled Rani Lakshmibai very closely. Impressed by her bravery, the British set her free. Her husband died in Her only son died in Chennamma adopted Shivalingappa as her son and made him heir to the throne.


The British did not accept this and ordered the expulsion of Shivalingappa. The Rani defied the order. A great battle ensued. The Rani fought the British with great courage and skill. She could not, however, hold out for long. She was taken captive and lodged in Bailhongal Fort where she died in 46 early Rani Avantibai Rani Avantibai : When Vikramaditya Singh, the ruler of Ramgarh State died leaving behind his wife Avantibai and no heir to the throne, the British put the state under court administration. Avantibai vowed to win back her land from the British.

She raised an army of four thousand men and led it herself against the British in A fierce battle ensured and Avantibai fought most valiantly but could not hold out for long against the superior strength of the British army. When her defeat become imminent she killed herself with her own sword and became a martyr in March Ans: Hinduism has a mixed record when we deal with the social status of women. It is extremely important to make this admission without any reservations, because we cannot solve problems unless we recognize them.

In the worldview of classical Hindu texts, the wife was not a producer of wealth. Her sphere of activity was restricted to her home, and her family members. This was true for all traditional societies, and things are changing very fast in Hindu societies today with more and more women exploring opportunities for self-fulfillment outside their homes with the support of their husbands and other family members. In fact, it was never entirely true that women do not produce wealth.

Since times immemorial, Hindu women have worked in the fields, as artisans and so on. It is men who seduce them and cause them to commit adultery. It is men who though married, commit adultery with other women. Women must not be blamed for adultery, only men should be blamed for this sin. A man who neither takes care of his wife nor provides for her does not deserve to be called her husband or her provider. Normally Hindu texts mention mother before father. In Hindu texts, a sinful father can be abandoned, but sinful mother cannot not be abandoned.

Even in United States, people prefer sons over daughters as studies show. Ans: No!! Hindu scriptures forbid treating women as 54 property. Daughter: What do Hindu scriptures say? These examples show that in ancient Hindu societies, parents also desired daughters. Illyaspada, the 'place of Ila' is considered the holiest spot on earth [Rigveda 3. Parents who discriminate against their daughters are committing 56 Adharma. Rigveda Therefore this is different from dowry. After last step, husband said that she is his friend for life. Last round is lead by the bride.

Manusmriti 9. The wife must also be pleased with her husband. Manusmriti 3. Narada Smriti Mahabharata IV. Even in a deep forest, she is like refreshment and solace to her husband. Whenever men are afflicted with sorrow or are in physical pain, the presence of wives serves to alleviate their suffering just as a perspiring person feels refreshed after a cool bath. Mahabaharata 1. After completing the marriage rites, they should exert with all their might to avoid being unfaithful to each other, and to avoid splitting up from each other.

Women must be encouraged to become self-confident and financially independent. Anguished by the even after his death. Hindu tradition insult of her husband of her own father, reveres the story of Princess Savitri who she immolated her own body in full public was so learned that her father was view by the strength of her inner Yogic unable to find a match of her. She met a powers. In course of time or within one year of their marriage.

The theme was as grandiose as the ideas that put it together. The efforts put in by the teachers and students alike- ranging from the inception, the nascent stages to the magnum opus that it turned out to be, left the audience spellbound. Be it The creative School report or the euphonious orchestra, the impeccable portrayal of the characters or the graceful dances put up, it was all as smooth as a dream; We could not have paid a higher tribute to Kavi Dinkar.

Navrachana, always known for giving opportunity to whoever wishes to grab it, has spun gold yet again. The A to Z of life. Navrachana believes in Value Education. Sharing is an important aspect of teaching learning process. They demonstrated the various hands-on activities and tools which could be deployed in a classroom for concept building and better understanding.

The session was kept active and engaged through a series of hand-on activities and talks which included out-of-the-box discussions and the importance of story- telling. Navratri- the festival of Dance and revelry. It was an all Glam and Glitter affair but ofcourse completely seeped in Devotion. The response to the Garba was indeed overwhelming as people came in multitude to groove to the most popular Garba tunes. They kept the dancers on their feet every minute but sans fatigue. What is tiredness when there is such a food spread to gorge on!!

Yes, the programme was complete with food stalls tantalising the taste buds of the dance enthusiasts. It was 'Prizes Galore' with prizes in the following categories: years , years , years, 20 years and above. Enjoyment walked hand in hand with devotion on the Evening of Oct 6th and left behind a highly contended group.. Navrachana sure does it all in style. Navrachana School Sama had the golden opportunity to host a talk given by the budding author Mr.

Khayal Patel, author of the bestseller, Tarikshir, on the 5th of October, The dynamic author in his interactive session with the students of the Creative Writing Club, shared how he pursued his passion of writing, the challenges he faced, and the roadmap to become a published author. It was an inspiring session indeed, for the wannabe authors and Mr. Khayal Patel was more than happy to help with his experiential learning! Navrachana Sama had the privilege of hosting Dr. Gauri Samir Raut for a series of talks and workshops for the Educator Community of the city and the Parent Community of the school on 22 September, Harish Shetty, social psychiatrist shared how the teachers, psychologist , Counselor and Educators can be mental health soldiers for our students.

Awareness was also built on signs and symptoms of suicide and how to screen it and help students. He also shared wonderful techniques and strategies which educators can implement whild managing kids academics and their mental health well-being. Shetty shared with parents about the latest and common problems which children faces in todays time. Many parenting styles where also shared by which parents can communicate with their child effectively. The annual garba event at Navrachana School Sama. What a wonderful evening. We were given a stall to showcase the presentations that won Dr. Our students Chaitanya Prasheel and Prakhar Gurunani both class 10 impressed the dignitaries with their presentation skills.

The Chief Guest was Smt. Rina Ray. Secretary, Department of School Education and Literacy, MHRD so impressed by the students and the project, that she has asked the names of these boys to be forwarded to her for further interaction. Feeling so proud to be a part of this institution. The cultural show was extremely proffesional in all senses. The games ,Magic show,Dance, drama,Rock band ,humorous parody ,emotional speeches by students ,the PPT presentations,cyclodrama in each and every programme, the food.

What a day of fun frolic and remembrance. Navrachana sure does it all in style! So how can the birthday of Dr. Sarvapalli Radhakrishnan not get its due!! September 5th saw the teaching fraternity of Navrachana Sama getting a very pleasant surprise. The theme being a Retro, made us walk down memory lane. The retro theme from the last century - Retro '99T, had the teachers grinning from ear to err as they got lost in the' 'sada bahaar' nagme.

From the creative games to the wonderful dances, the students had put in every ounce of their efforts into bringing a smile on the faces of their beloved teachers. The Teachers dance added to the joy as the students saw their dear teachers shaking a leg to some popular numbers.

The cake that's part of the celebration, was the sweetest of all, as it was a reflection of the painstaking efforts of our dear students. A day truly well spent Julia Perlowski is a U. She has worked extensively in Sweden, Poland, England, St. Lucia and Pakistan. State Dept which brought her to the Navrachana School. It was then that she met Ms. Kashmira Jaiswal with whom she has formed a lifetime connection, and this is the second time she visits the school and shares her expertise with students and teachers. In addition to her English and Shakespeare work, Julia is an excellent Improvisation facilitator training young people in schools to form their own troupes.

Here are some glimpses of her workshop with students and session with teachers. The resource person, Ms. Ranjini Krishna swamy, began by dividing the participants in 5 groups named after famous English poets. The LSRW skills were touched upon by showing different and interesting ways of teaching them.

One of the most interesting parts of the workshop was when the participants were not only taken through the different forms of poetry, but were also asked to write poems of their own. The theme was "Tribute to Mr. Salil Chodhury" a great music director. The 4 houses put the beautiful melodious songs with full vigour and enthusiasm. The competition was judged by Ms. Juin Dutta well known social worker of the city, Mr.

Shreerang Soni - music composer and sound recordist and our very own Anjana Banerjee senior section music teacher. The Indian Armed Forces is one of the finest in the world and their bravery has done our country proud. We are very thankful to Flight Sqn. Prajwalita and Sgt. Sombir for motivating and enlightening our students of Grade 3 regarding Air Force fighter planes and their uses. Their honest patriotism and love for the country was clearly seen in their conduct and demeanour.

We once again thank them for their invaluable time and support. This Library has challenging and interesting board-games and card- games that are based on scientific pedagogical tools, and conform to the curriculum of each class in the school, right from grade 1 to grade 6. Under the guidance and mentorship of Creative Director Ms. Kashmira Jaiswal, each teacher of the junior school developed their own innovative boardgames and contributed to the joyful learning experiences of Navrachanites!

These games are either based on introduction to a concept, or formative assessment, or recapitulative in nature. The joyful learning experiences of students speak the story of 'Gaming in Classroom" being a thorough success! From the classroom to Boardrooms across the world. Through a series of talks from the illustrious Alumni who are stalwarts in their chosen fields. For Std. I to VI it will be done on 6th August The Mayor of Vadodara and the Deputy Commissioner inaugurated the drive.

Navrachana Sama launched its Ted Ed Club on Saturday the 21st July and embarked on an exciting journey of celebrating and amplifying student voices! With 40 dynamic members, the club watched some intriguing Ted Teen Talks and went into explorations 1 to 3. A Workshop for Std. Many times it would make him feel dejected and disappointed as the feats carried out by him and his team in this process, would invite criticism rather than getting recognition.

But the most important fact emphasized by him was that one should never look upon a task assigned as of more or less importance, but should always try to complete it with full dedication, sincerity and hardwork. There will be many challenges in your path and at times you will not get recognition for your work, but you should do your best; most important NEVER GIVE UP and take decisions keeping the larger interest in mind. Dr Rao also very patiently answered all the questions posed by the students. A Workshop for Teachers of Std. If a child can care for our ecosystem so can we.

The Inter House one act play competition at Navrachana Sama, was an eagerly anticipated event. The four houses Ruby, Emerald, Sapphire and Topaz had been provided some of the famous plays of Shakespeare. The time alloted was a month for practice. Very systematic practice schedules were drawn up by the Activity Incharge, Ms. Gita Pathania. The competition was judged by stalwarts like Ms. Kashmira Jaiswal - Creative Director, Ms. Aalok Zaveri, an ex student of Navrachana Sama. The acting skills were highly praised by the judges with Emerald at first position, Ruby and Topaz tying for the second place and Sapphire at fourth position.

A Mathematics Co-scholastic activity was conducted for the students of Upper Primary. The students were introduced with Math buddy kits. They enjoyed doing the Tower of Brahma, Tangrams and Pattern tiles Creative Director, Ms. Hosted in the beautiful premises Tata Institute of Social Sciences, the conference was co sponsored by Dr.

The conference was led by Professor Dr. The meet was attended by alumni from batch to the current batch, who made presentations under 3 conversation categories. In his keynote address, Professor Dr. IHC - Street play. She guided them initially which was then taken up completely by students which included script writing and direction.

The 4 plays were judged by Ms. Type Navrachana Sama. The results:- 1st Emerald 2ndTopaz 3rd Sapphire 4th Ruby. The Gyan Sarovar Sahodaya group of schools was started in with 6 members. It was basically organised for sharing knowledge and broadening horizons for teachers. Today it is a 97 member organisation. Farewells are always seeped in pain. The morning assembly showcased the warmth and affection students had for Smitha ma'am.

The TEA club, under the guidance of Ms. This was followed by a sumptuous spread- server on Banana leaves. The program took on a more nostalgic dimension with a video prepared by students and led Smitha ma'am down the memory lane. The aisles of memory allowed all present, to traverse along in the wake of ma'am's thoughts. Madhumita ma'am, added a touch of humour by stepping into the beautiful shoes of Smitha ma'am.. Her impersonation of Smitha ma'am was done to the T. The programme ended on another musical note, with the Higher secondary teachers joining the Music group in paying their musical tribute to Smitha ma'am.

Director, Ms. Bijoya Baksi, enlightened the gathering with her words of wisdom and this was followed by Mr. Sarang Fadnis, presenting a beautiful likeness of Smitha ma'am, via a portrait. Thus, it was an afternoon that saw mixed emotions - pain coupled with joy and love coupled with tears. There'll always be unforgettable memories behind our goodbye to our very own Higher secondary coordinator, Dr.

Archana Mishra. Extremely understanding, amiable and easily approachable she completed 16yrs of her loyal service to the Navrachana institution. An assembly was organised by the Std 12th Council on 30th June to bid her adieu and convey best wishes from the Navrachana Sama fraternity. Her students and colleagues spoke about their experience of working with Archana maam and the bond that they share with her personifying her impeccable decision making skills, positive attitude in dealing with problems in life and her ability to make learning fun and enjoyable.

The assembly was graced by an amazing dance performance by the students of std 12 that had everyone swooning to the tune of 'Agar tum saath ho' vividly expressing our feelings for Archana mam. The highlight of the farewell assembly was the medley prepared by the teachers of higher secondary section creatively describing her personality and attributing a song to every letter in her name.

The performance strongly struck a chord with the audience and the teachers, whose eyes could be seen welling up with tears. How lucky are we to know someone who makes saying goodbye so hard. But at the same time, being aware of her exceptional talents and higher potentiality we wish her success and happiness for all her future endeavours! Sonal Sharma and Ms. Yogesh Patel. He has been working in the area of School Mental Health for more than three decades now.

Eminent experts Srimati Prerana Shrimali, Dr. Puru Dadheech, Dr. The theme was, choreography, Pakhawaj ang , sahitya and language of Kathak dance. The workshop consisted of a number of technical details which widened the horizon of the participants. A very enriching programme indeed. The Class of was bid adieu in a grand but solemn Valedictory function at Navrachana Sama on Friday, 27th April As the tradition goes the function began with the procession and customary lighting of the lamp.

Special Awards were given to 10 students. Our Chief Guest of the evening Shri Sharad Sagar, CEO of Dexterity Global, in his address he said that the freedom that they looking forward to in their college life will come with a lot of responsibility. What they do with this freedom is what actually matters.

He urged the students to understand the value of making correct decisions at the right time. A beautiful dance performance by our girls and the mellifluous rendition of shlokas by our choir group were successful in tugging at the heartstrings of the children and parents for whom this was the last formal event that they were attending. The highlight of the function was a solo performance by our Activity Coordinator Ms. Later each student was blessed with a tilak on the forehead, handed over the memento Year Book and the light by our Chairperson Mrs. Tejal Amin, Director Mrs. Bijoya Baksi, Acting Principal Mrs.

Smitha Dinesh, Trustee Mr. Sonali Desai. The program ended with a prayer by the students led by Section Incharge Dr. The program was followed by dinner during which students, parents and teachers and expressed mutual gratitude and regard. The Valedictory function was a complete amalgamation of emotion, solemnity and grandeur all packaged into one, a labour of love totally. It was indeed a pleasure to have with us, Our ex-student Aparajitha Venkat batch , on the 21st April'18 morning. She was a student par excellence while at Navrachana who had Mastered the art of striking a ballance between academics and her hearts' desire which is Bharatanatyam.

Aparajitha conducted a session on the advantages of a integrated Under Graduate Course with a triple major. The students who attended the session were from std. They are Students with a keen interest in the Performing Arts. The interactive session gave the students a insight into the pursuit of ones passion while progressing in the choice of a course. The experience will most certainly help the students to makes choices that are closer to the heart and will eventually make a difference.

Aparajitha is filled with gratitude and owes her stellar performance toNavrachana. We are extremely proud of our students who have excelled in their chose paths and wish Aparajitha all the very best in her future endeavours. Students of class VI started the new academic session by performing an activity to learn the concept of nutrition through hands on activity.

Students observed the germination of different seeds over a period of time. They also made healthy salads out of these sprouts. This activity helped them to understand the importance of protein in daily diet. Sudha Narayan, Ms. Anshu Shore and Ms. Sumana Chatterjee. Not quite far from Vadodara , the location makes you appreciate the marvel of nature with its enriching and intriguing collection of plant species ,15 species of snakes and various other reptiles and butterfly species.

It is a calm and peaceful place to spend minimal 3 hours borrowed from the routine pace of life. The guides are knowledgable and explain the intricate details of nature's creations. Not only organic plants like tomato,brinjal,lettuce and water cabbage are cultivated here, the place is also endowed with medicinal plants like "munnai" and the Malabar nut. Apart from these , plants like the mickey mouse plant, king's mantle, "datura" and fountain plant can be observed there.

The "ahha moment" was to touch the famous "touch me not", its scientific name being Mimosa pudica. The butterflies smitten one as they flutter about from the host to nectar plant. Keep your eyes and ears open to observe snakes and insects under ambush. The visit concluded with a documentary on nature and day ended with reverie about the place and memoirs collected. Santosh Tewari Kitchen Incharge were given a tearful farewell by the students and staff of Navrachana in two separate functions.

The morning assembly became a memorable one for all present there. Varghese sir retired from after serving Navrachana for 32 years, a lifetime devoted to the noble profession of teaching. Students and teachers spoke about his expertise in Science, his commitment towards work and his loyalty towards the only institution that he served his entire career.

Highly revered by students and teachers when a teacher like Varghese sir retires, an era ends. There were songs and speeches, all expressing the love and regard that Varghese sir earned for himself all these years. Tewari ma'am rightly referred to as the 'Queen of the Navrachana Kitchen', was bid adieu in a similar manner. Members of the staff and student community were all praises swearing by the dedication and devotion that she personifies. The highlight of the morning program was the speech by our ex student Dr.

Faisal Sheikh who very skilfully summed up the feelings of love and regard in students that these two veteran teachers of Navrachana have earned over the years. The afternoon session was replete with recalled memories that generated an emotionally charged atmosphere The long association, the bonds, the very strong loyalty reflected in the speeches and songs by the Science Department, Male staff members and the address by the Principal and Director among others. One could feel the heaviness of hearts and the rolling down of tears on each one's cheeks even in the darkness of the Auditorium when the films made for Varghese Sir and Tewari maam wwre being shown.

Two veterans of Navrachana have taken a bow but have set a benchmark that each teacher should strive to achieve in his or her career. We will miss you Varghese Sir and Tewari Ma'am! With the academic year over, students are now relaxing and enjoying the activities of their choice. The programme began from the 16th March'18 to 24th March' Glimpses of the activities Vacation Programme is an 8 days activity programme organised for students after their final assessments are over.

This year about students attended the programme. Students are simply enjoying their chosen activity. On 22nd an outdoor trekking was organised at Isha Upavan. Glimpses of the day's camp. They were accompanied by their History teacher Ms. Nigama Kataria. The day was marked by a social impact program, wherein the kitchen staff was sent off to watch the socially inspiring film 'Padman'.

The Gentlemen Teachers of the school organized a small icecream treat for the lady teachers amidst entertainment, speeches and songs. The purple brigade then took off for a Luncheon date to celebrate womanhood. Some snippets from the day. Students were asked to make a working model of house hold utilities that can help their mother in day to day chores. Students came out with excellent prototypes which was truly impressive. It was an energy efficient cooking range that works on sensors.

It is amazing to see the rise in level of innovations year after year. These kind of Competitions will facilitate our future Innovators Kudos to all the team. Students of Heritage Crafts from class 12 Humanities and their teacher Ms. Nigama Kataria visited a special exhibition hosted by Bhasha at Faculty of Finearts on 17th January They interacted with artisans from 8 states of India, learnt about their traditional handicrafts.

A Lec-dem on classical music was organised on 6th Feb' The simplicity and humble nature was something that touched everyone. They explained their respective instruments so beautifully, and later played different music pieces, this left the students speechless. Feedback of our students will in itself show the effect it had on our students. A sombre homage to our revered Savitaben.

All of us went down memory lane. Each one narrating the beautiful experiences that we had with our founder. Glimpses of the function. Highlights of the day, cultural programme handled by Navprerna students.

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Job well done. The senior boys helped these children to fly kites. An awareness session was held to sensitize the students about injuries that the kite strings cause to birds and precautions to be taken while flying kites. They were also briefed to avoid flying kites specially during early morning and late evening when the birds are going to and fro to their nests.

Helpline numbers were also given to the children. Forest Department Mr. Anil Gohil Mr. Anki Gossip Mr. Shiva Sihanouk Golden Jubilee celebrations keep rolling! Great going Aavaa!! Here's to you making running a life long passion!! Inter House Clay Modelling Competition. Classes 4, 5, 6. This took place on 22nd Dec' The topic for them was " expressions".

They came up with wonderful ideas and expressions. Joy and happiness!! It was a day of carol singing, dancing, lip smacking Christmas brunch and knowing about the Christmas symbols. Carol singers from the Church were here to sing for us, one of them was our ex-student Mr. Seasons Greetings to all. Eby Kurien and Mr.

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Tushar Upadhyay attended the conference on 16th and 17th December. The conference focused on educational technology and digital pedagogies for building peaceful and sustainable societies, towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goal. Chandrababu Naidu. Eminent speakers like Mr. Surely Artificial Intelligence and Augmented Reality will dominate the education of the future. He is a 17 year old basketball player and is passionate about the game. National Mathematics Day was celebrated on the occasion of birthday of the great Indian mathematician S.

Std 7, 8 and 9 had classroom activities, which included murder mystery, solving crossword and 3-D puzzles. In addition to the Math Day pictures is a very interesting activity-A Human chain was made to represent The Hardy-Ramanujan number by students of class 10 and Students came out with beautiful arrangements and ideas. Results are as Students expressed their views on safety and shared their knowledge with the class..

They were given a worksheet on safety. They then did an activity where they wrote slogans on safety which were put up on the bulletin board. On 6th of December students of Std 11 Geography students along with their teacher Ms. The visit enriched the students with more knowledge on minerals and fossils. Two lecturers from the department -Ms Mitali Trivedi and Ms Ankita Ray took the students around the faculty explaining the geological map of Gujarat, palaeontology, minerals, corals etc.

The students also understood the formation of minerals,geological structure,physical characteristic and their uses. The specimens at the museum were fascinating - fossil of dinosaur egg, tortoise ,wood , shell of gaint snail , jaws of a horse ,huge corals etc. Students learnt to differentiate between igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic rocks. Overall, it was a very interesting, informative and an enriching experience for all. Std XI students accompanied by their teachers Ms. Shailaja Nair Entrepreneurship and Ms. A student reports : When we the entrepreneurs stepped out of our classes today, we expected and hoped to see and learn something new and out of the box.

Tej Patel made it possible in the best way he could, we not only gained unfamiliar and different knowledge but seeing what we learned in the class being applied in an industry made us relate with the process. Techno Led is brand under Techno Electromech Pvt. Tej explained the parts and the making of the Led lights in the most innovative way, by making us imagine that we were LED lights.

He informed us how the Led chip, PCB and mattress, driver, circuit and lenses are used and whether they are outsourced or made in house. The parts made in house were seen being developed by us as we saw our ex — student in working mode answering our million questions the most patiently he could, the third generation entrepreneur went through nostalgia with his teachers by his side. The values of Navrachana could be seen reflecting as the factory is a fully socially responsible industry.

We absorbed and seeped in the more we could and in the end would like to thank Mr. Tej Patel for this opportunity. Junior school celebration. Fun facts, medley by subject teachers who rocked the stage and began the day with loads of happiness. People today are talking about lack of job opportunities in India for the youth, but this is a myth because the 21st century new job prospects are completely different from the conventional careers that our children are exposed to.

Saighal retired to address the students and their parents about India's emerging career options. General Saighal is a decorated soldier and has worked extensively in the field of Education and Disaster Management. He is a multifaceted personality who has addressed thousands of parents and students across 20 different states of India.

A familiar face on national television, the General has contributed to Nation Building in a variety of ways. The beautifully decorated Garba ground was very inviting and rocked every moment. Wonderful, melodious music by our very own Ashita Limaye, Sachin Limaye and lovely Kavya was soul rendering as well as heart throbbing that had the audience wooing and dancing with full fervour and gay abandon.

Superb ideas executed brilliantly. The happy n joyous mood n spirit set a beautiful tone Navrachana Sama. Wonderful prizes were given away in various categories for the Best Dancer, Best costume for all age groups from tiny tots to senior citizen, Bumper prizes and prizes for Navprerna as well as group prizes were the highlight of the evening.

Thank you sponcers for the wonderful gifts. The evening began with homage to The Father of our nation Mahatma Gandhi, followed by a social message by the Navrachana Swachhata Dal that was "To create a culture of cleanliness" The Swachagraha Garba echoed the ideology to celebrate Garba in a cleaner and responsible way. Join us for a night of fantastic music, by our very own Ashita Limaye, fellow Navrachanites, Ratri after Navratri.

Book the date: 2nd Oct' The day started by gathering in the Jr. Auditorium for a brain storming session Teachers brainstormed and gave their suggestions and solutions to combat this menace In this new age of technology where information is just a click away At Navrachana we believe in trying out something new at every stage Being the Golden Jubilee Year After a bubling cauldron we moved to dining hall for breakfast and hurriedly boarded the bus for an extended celebration cum picnic on account of Teacher's Day The teachers had surprises in store for them The day ended with Best Teachers Award through voting And cash prizes for different games A big thankyou to the Management and Our Light House Baksi Maam.

Happy Teachers Day to all of you! Chapter Venue :Navrachana School Sama. Glimpse into the short term "Geetmala vocal music workshop. Students went through an enjoyable journey of an array of songs. Some devotional, patriotic and fun songs. The performance at the end of the 6 days workshop enthralled the parents. Music certainly does bring joy and smiles, especially when the presenters are young talented children.

Madhumita Nandi Ms. Rupani Anand. This workshop focused on integrating art with other subjects. Art teachers from all over Gujarat attended this workshop. A total of 18 Schools participated in this event. The Tech Wizzers of class IX under the Supervision and guidance of our director Ms Bijoya Baksi and the computer department organised a total of 5 events. Janhvi Kapoor gets flirty in a strapless dress Effortlessly chic yet sexy, the actor looked ravishing in red.

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Bride Isha wore Nita Ambani's wedding sari Nita Ambani had worn the sari nearly 35 years ago, on her wedding day. Deepika vs Aishwarya: Who wore the red sari better? Take the poll given below and let us know. Ashanti breaks the Internet in a sexy black jumpsuit The yr-old American artist oozes glam on Paper magazine's digital cover. How Manish Malhotra dressed bride Isha Ambani While the to-be bride looked resplendent in pink, her mother wowed in a vermillion silk lehenga. When Deepika hugged Aishwarya Deepika bonded with Aishwarya. Anil Kapoor and wife mingled with the Thackerays.

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Will Janhvi prove Sridevi wrong? The story behind Priyanka's showstopping lehenga Priyanka Chopra made a gorgeous bride in silver at the Delhi reception. Deepika goes pantless on Forbes cover The actor graced the mag's special Celebrity list. Everything you need to know about Priyanka's wedding gown Nick Jonas too picked a custom Ralph Lauren tuxedo with the words 'My Jaan' embroidered on the lapel. Hot alert! Katrina Kaif demands your attention Katrina rocked curls and a plunging neckline on the cover of Vogue India.

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Why Shraddha, Dia love this fashion designer Kresha Bajaj's store launch had plenty celebs in attendance. Isha Ambani's graha shanti pooja pics The stunning to-be bride dazzled in a hand-embroidered Sabyasachi Mukherjee lehenga. This gorgeous bombshell wants you to STOP counting calories Think you are not worthy of wearing a swimsuit?

Read on! Kalki was asked to get Botox for her laughter lines. What's cooking in chef Garima Arora's kitchen? Garima Arora is winning hearts across the world with her fantastic culinary skills Behold! The badass bride is here Yami Gautam channeled her inner diva on the cover of Khush Wedding. Pix: When Ranveer brought out Deepika's wild side The newly weds are setting new fashion goals.

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Swara's floral lehenga is so flirty Swara Bhaskar brought some serious flower power to the ramp. Kim bares all for steamy new cover As Andrew Richardson's mag celebrates its 20th anniversary, Kim Kardashian graces its cover in a steamy photo shoot. Must see: Breathtaking photos of India Rediff readers share their travel photos.

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Kiara Advani stuns in playful pink separates The world premiere of Cirque du Soleil's 43rd original production Bazzar in Mumbai was a night to remember. He's the man behind Deepika and Ranveer's wedding photographs A fashion and portrait photographer, he was born and raised in Athens. Amitabh, Jaya and a musical book launch Why DeepVeer are Sabyasachi's favourite couple The designer had expressed his desire to dress up the couple in Wait, what! Manushi Chhillar takes a walk on the wild side Pix: DeepVeer lovers celebrate mehendi in India The other celebrity couple who got married at Lake Como Chrissy Teigen and John Legend tied the knot at the picturesque location five years ago.

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Make way for the 'king of all things cool' The actor reigns on the cover of Filmfare's latest edition. These pix will make you hungry in seconds Rediff readers share their favourite moments. Have you seen Shraddha's constellation lehenga? Stand with Kerala. Go to Kerala folks! Diwali How to make flavoured coconut laddoos Food blogger Siddhi Panchal shares her Diwali recipes. Train to Lhasa 'It is about the warmth of its people: Unsaid, unspoken, but felt everywhere,' discovers Shruti Bajpai. Mouthwatering Diwali recipes you cannot resist You simply cannot resist these.

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