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Likewise, I always had intense feeling to write. But there was no time. The job and life complexities kept me occupied. I am thankful to God 🙏 that I am born to a passionate writer father and that my husband has given me my space to write. We should certainly write and let flow the thoughts. Always good to share. We are giving good thoughts so all the best dear!!!
I have always felt inclined towards poetry since my childhood. I had not realized my passion and potential back then, it just kept pulling me towards it, until it didn’t need to. I started reading and this skill of mine flourished. Even then, it did not become a passion. It was just a hobby which I would do to make my loved ones smile. But, when i grew up, i realized i have been given a gift by God and I cannot let it go in vain. I cannot bound it to my dear ones, i have to expose myself to the world. I know I cannot change the whole world, but is anything wrong in believing that I can? Will this thought not be enough to be able to change some minds, if not all?
In order to the same, I start this blog to enlighten you all with…
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Taking the first step of sending your child to a Kindergarten school is always heartbreaking. Not only that, choosing a right place for your beloved one is crucial as well. You would certainly wish to have a microscopic view of the school system where your child will spend hours without any family member around. The major concern of any parents is the safety and second, the learning process. KidZee Kindergarten School, Vibhav Nagar is the right choice, if you are looking for both.
The school not only provides a congenial atmosphere for kids but also delivers value based education. It lays a strong foundation which works as a dose for good education immunity system of the child. Kidzee is a school where adventurous journey of learning of a child starts. The teachers nurture their sense of wonder and hold their hands firmly.
Motor skills are important for better growth and confidence. The school keeps the child engaged in hands-on activities. Apart from that, the school provides extensive kits and technology based tools. Colored blocks, piercing the alphabets into boards and Sand carts etc. are used. For sensory motor skills, sound puzzle, audio-video games, testing and tasting help develop a good coordination of brain and body.
The school also keeps itself updated with advanced technology of Augmented Reality. The AR system enhances real life pictures by sounds and sights. Parents can even see the drawings of child in a visual way through the app.
Good health and fine hygiene is a big agenda for KidZians. Doctor’s day is celebrated so as to instill good health values among them. Even, constant doctor’s visits are made so as to ensure their good health.
Cultural Heritage is the best wealth we can transfer to our little ones through tiny and colorful acts. The cultural knowledge and grooming is also done through the celebration of the Indian and global festivals.
In this distracted society of ours, there is huge need of instilling the spirit of nationalism among children. National festivals are celebrated with full zeal and enthusiasm.
Excursions and visit to public places is also a part of learning and good behavior for the child.
The school is always a Tri-angular project where students, parents and teachers work in harmony. KidZee, Vibhav Nagar Mentor Mrs. Shilpi Varshney is a rigorous worker for the same and ensures the presence of orientation programs for parents, students and teachers as well.
Further, the school accommodates orientation programs for the parents like ‘Happy Parenting’, ‘Digital Nari’, and ‘Child Abuse’ etc.
Furthermore, the outdoor and recreational activities are devised for kids and mothers for a good bonding among them.
Furthermore, the SCHOOL ensures that they collectively do the social awareness walks and camps so as to raise voice against social evils.
Field trips give first hand information and it always leaves ever lasting impression on the minds of the little ones. KidZee ensures the creativity and imagination through travelling and field trips.
Annual events are the best platforms where one can explore the abilities and capabilities of a child. KidZee Vibhav Nagar has the best professionals who prepare the kids and instill the team spirit and confidence among them.
The school also provides best infra and furniture which is at par with the global standards. The floor is carpeted thoroughly so that kids don’t get hurt. The walls are self explanatory and colorful. Audio-Visual aids are accommodated. Creativity is at its best through art and craft works.
Teamwork makes the dream work. The school is proud to have a dedicated and experienced team who hold the hand of the little ones with a promise. Not only that, they work towards the ultimate goal- providing quality education!
The school leader Mrs. Shilpi Varshney is also a doting Principal who puts her heart and mind completely into the school. She makes all the efforts to create a congenial atmosphere for the budding stars. Her vision is to provide the best services in the field of education of kindergarten. She considers it as a learning process rather than teaching. She wishes to instill high values among children and later, see them grow to excel in their future endeavors. Moreover, she aims to get admitted at least one child of her school in every smart school of Agra.
As per Dr. APJ Abdul Kalaam “Vision elevates the nation.” Kudos to the vision and hard efforts of the Principal Mrs. Shilpi Varshney that the confidence level of the child and mental satisfaction of the parents has no match. It is her endeavors and team’s hard efforts that school was awarded as “The best growth” award by KidZee India Corporate Office.
One can best know a school from the words of the parents. We have tried to capture their feelings through videos. Here are a few testimonials of parents, what they have to say about the school.
We are highly thankful to the parents for the positive feedback!
“We are incredibly grateful that our son is an Kidzee play school student ! his classroom environment feels like a customized world made just for him. His teachers truly see him as an individual and challenge him in the most encouraging ways. Our son looks forward to school everyday and shares his daily experiences with so much excitement that we cannot wait to hear what is next. Our teachers are outstanding-the best I’ve ever seen and we feel incredibly fortunate that they taught our child. They care so deeply about their students and are committed, knowledgeable and loving. Kidzee-Vaibav Nagar is an amazing school-We truly love it!
In brief, the school works on the following 10 key areas:
- learning by exploration
- Theme based concept time
- Readiness to learn
- Encouraging positive peer interaction
- Fine and Motor Skills Development
- Celebration of Special days
- Field Trips
- Story time
- Creative play time
- Technology intervention with guided role of teachers
You can follow the school for the ongoing activities on the following links:
Rasoi, the monthly food distribution for the under-privileged was scheduled on Sunday, 7th April,19. Seeing the earlier posts, there has been requests from many kind-hearted friends who wanted to donate food through our NGO, Journey To Roots. We picked the first call, Mr. Manoj Upadhya. Mr. Manoj who is a generous man with a large heart. Since his wife was away, we suggested that you may purchase the food and donate.
On Sunday morning, we went to a local slum near Shemford school we had explored previously. As we entered the place and called out for people, we could not find any human trace. All the tiny muddy huts were closed with some torn fabrics. We estimated that they might have left for work. I was surprised to find no locks. But honestly, ‘they have nothing to loose other than their poverty‘.
Saddened, we decided to the slum near Shankar Greens where we had already been several times. We share a good bonding with them too. As soon as we reached there, the smart boy Raju came to greet us followed by his fellow friends. He called up for auntie. Two gentlemen also came forward. It ran a cheer on Mr. Maonoj’s face.
We conveyed them about the food and told them to get their pots filled. As soon as we opened the lids, the aromas of scrumptious food spread in the air. The food was yummy and plenty. Mr. Manoj had got it cooked at home through the helper.
Reminds me the lines written by Mr. Bhakhtyar Khan
“Agar Insaan Ko Insaan Se Mohabbat Ho Jaye
Ye Jahanum Jahan bhi Jannat Ho Jaye”
Me and Erum had few collection of clothes too to be given away. She had some discarded suits and collection from friends. I too had some lotions going out of fashion, my daughter’s clothes, my husband’s shirts etc. Meanwhile, we distributed these too. As we were leaving the place, Raju came running with his younger brother with all joy and the younger brother was also happy in new Santa clothes and cap. It melted away the hotness of the day. We call it mission complete!
“life is not measured by the number of breaths we take but by the moments that take away our breath.”– Maya Angelou
On my 42nd birthday on 1st April, 2019, instead of counting the candles on cake, it kept me busy counting on blessings and greetings. I may not have earned crores but I pocketed crores of wishes.
Heartfelt thanks to all my friends for the love and care you have showered. My Facebook fans, Instagram friends, Orion family, IWC friends, Akriti beloveds, J2R family, friends from Roanoke Rapids USA; RTC, Bhutan; SSP, Jalalabad; Sikandar dance academy, Ek pahel, Daan foundation, Shringarika boutique, DLA and Dazzling! My parents family Gujral’s, oberoi’s, lamba’s and Maini’s. In laws family Bhatia’s, Ahuja’s and Nangia’s. My sisters and sister-in-laws. Above all, my parents who gave me life. Special thanks to my husband to allow me make my dreams true. Last but not the least, my mother in law who supports me in having a purposeful life.
Love my soul sisters Erum, Aditi and Alka!
It was a nice Sunday morning of March for a perfect nature walk. All of us had respective timers done on our cell phones and have told to call up each other as a dual check so as to make it on time. Not only that, nobody wanted to miss the beauty and thrill it had hidden for us. Yes, I am talking about the first nature walk of our NGO-journey to roots. Seems like being surrounded by the concrete walls, hands on touch pads, sucking jobs and demanding relationships, everyone wants to go back to our roots- the jungle and the nature.
We were duly excited because we were going to greet the morning with majestic Taj view and beautiful birds and the second reason was that our mentors were Dheeraj Katara @travographer and Mr. Ankush Dave-the Himalaya Man.
All of us reached there carrying dream in our eyes to explore the hidden beauty of nature. Me, my husband, my little 3 plus daughter, Bakhtyar khan ji and Sahar reached there altogether. Erum, Dheeraj, Harsh, sudhanshu were already waiting there with refreshment for the joiners. The DSLR, Canon round the neck, caps, sports shoes along with the birds chirp and little cool March morning was appealing.
Erum Atmiye gave a small informative talk about being sensible and responsible towards nature. Phones were to be used for photography only without flash. Silence was to be observed.
Mr. Ankush Dave inspired us to go back to our roots and plant the native trees. Native plants’ presence is essential as the birds find it congenial and comfortable to do nesting and breeding there.
The voyage started with great eagerness. We silently stepped towards the forest while reading the captions, names of the birds and their paintings on the walls. The crew was welcomed by peacock dance along with blue feathered kingfisher sitting on a tree. Mr. Dave kept explaining about the extinct birds and we could sense his pain for the loss from his words.
It is said “in every walk with nature, one receives far more than he seeks”. Same happened with us. We were not knowing the hidden beauty and knowledge we were to explore. It was tremendous and words will fall short.
The national bird showed its majestic beauty with long blue neck with golden crown on its head and the beautiful green robe decorated with feathers. It walked as if it rules the world of birds gracefully and so it does. Majestic beauty, salutation!
The trees which we might have seen in our childhood or our parents might have seen in their childhood were present there. It spread a smile on the faces and everyone recalled the memories attached to the trees. like shatoot, Gular, Balam Khira, Imli,Bahera, Kathsagaun and Pilu etc. The neglect of these trees is shocking, as it affects our eco-system badly.
The walk ended with the pleasing sight of white beauty the Taj sitting on the banks of river Yamuna. The wind played its background music for the lyrics framed by birds-peacock, parrot, kingfisher, maina, sparrow and babbler. The soft and soothing experience can’t be found in AC rooms.
The walk left us with a question mark in everyone’s minds that in this progressed market branded world of ours, we have left behind our nature. So let’s nurture the nature!
While leaving the track, on the out wall there sat a monkey, a peacock, a parrot, a crow and a sparrow enjoying their breakfast. Humans, first learn to be animals and stop categorizing the rich and poor, the cast high and low.
PS: The special appreciation goes to Mrs Alka Dua who volunteered to pickup 5-6 persons for the walk so as to motivate the people towards it.