The Festival of Lights – Diwali Celebrations at English Medium Schools

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Diwali Celebration

Diwali has been celebrated for ages, not only in India but also in foreign countries. The different culture and ethnicities adds to the sparkle of this Festival. At English medium schools, the enthusiasm and joy can be clearly seen among the faculties and staffs as they share their happiness with the students. The students enjoy this festival with gifts and goodies. This cheerful and lively festival creates a gleeful atmosphere within the whole school environment.

India is home to diverse cultures and traditions there are numerous ways by which Diwali is celebrated in different regions. It has been said that this festival is associated with the return of Lord Shri Rama with his brother Lakshmana and wife Sita to his kingdom, Ayodhya. The Saga of Lord Rama is celebrated with great zeal and enthusiasm in all the Indian states by following the tradition of lighting off earthen lamps, electric lights and bursting of crackers to recreate the celebration to welcome Lord Rama.

Traditional Diwali Celebration

In India, Diwali is a time for renewal and new endeavors. People clean their homes and decorate their houses with flowers, colors and by lighting the house with diyas. Sweets and gifts are exchanged and festive meals are shared, with friends and relatives. Fireworks are often a part of the Diwali celebrations. New clothes and accessories are worn, as Diwali represents the renewal of life. It also honors as well as welcomes the approaching of winter and the start of the sowing season.

  • At the CBSE school of Jharsuguda, Aparnaa World School, parents hailing from different cultures and religions gather to prepare a special presentation for all the students to allow them to experience this festival.
  • Students are taught to celebrate Diwali with family & friends and have fun together, rather, than just bursting crackers.
  • This festival is also about enjoying, sharing and spreading joy. Students learn to respect their seniors and care about their juniors.
  • Programs like dance, music, and other special activities are performed as part of the celebration. The students are provided with delicious and healthy food items to cherish their palate.

However, it can be said that Diwali is not just about fireworks, burning candles, and gambling but also rediscovering the inner peace. Hanging of lanterns and lighting diyas signifies God’s grace and bathes homes in such luminescence that there is no place for any darkness. So make this festival truly momentous and savor the different tastes and cultures of India. May this festival of lights bring you success, peace, prosperity, health and great happiness! Happy Diwali!

5 Trending Reasons Why a Private School is Better Than a Government School

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Every parent wants their children to receive the best education possible to safeguard their career ahead. It is also a necessity for all the children to be trained in an appropriate environment and be guided by well-qualified instructors. As per the feedback from parents and guardians in the region, private schools in Jharsuguda are offering better facilities in terms of academic and non-academic domains which are a must to channelize the career of their children to a proper direction. This is quite a significant and motivating factor that helps the parents in their decision to send their kids to private schools instead of government ones.

1.Improved Academic Performance:

In many cases, the teacher-to-student ratio in government schools is much more compared to that of private schools. This leads to lack of proper guidance and attributes towards a decreased performance rate of the students.  These educational institutes have well-qualified teachers who individually take care of each student’s intellectual development every day.

2.Unparalleled Safety:

It is always worth a debate whether Government schools are safe or not, but it is a fact that every private school takes utmost care in providing top-notch security to its students. Moreover, most of these schools work hard in creating a warm as well as inviting environment for their students. It facilitates all students with a homely atmosphere to make them feel comfortable and safe, which helps the students to focus completely on their studies.

3.Encouraging Sports Programs:

Parents who are invested in developing their child’s athletic potential, often choose a private school. Furthermore, in private schools, sports are the mandatory add-on to the curriculum where the students are encouraged to participate in different types of sports and games. Today, sports activities are given the same priority as that of the academic domain in these institutions, as it is a widely accepted fact that inclusion of sports provides a balanced approach to education.

4.University Ready:

Most private institutions place a high importance on preparing its students for colleges and universities. By providing advanced learning systems, strong academic curriculum, modern day amenities like fully equipped libraries, computer and science labs, gyms etc., private schools are winning the race from government schools for making students college-ready.

5.Emphasis on Extracurricular Activities:

The extracurricular activities like arts and music programs are on the chopping block, showing the main reason that State education budgets are being slashed across the whole country.  Private schools fuel their students’ talent and passion for pursuing a career in arts, theatre, drawing, music, dance and others by providing them with a much-needed platform to learn and showcase the same.


Educating the Girl Child – From Constitutional Rights to Biological know-how

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An educative seminar was conducted at Aparnaa World School for the girls education. The girl students from class IV to class IX were the avid participants of the seminar given by well renowned women and child welfare activist, Dr. Babita Ramani, MD Gynecologist. She was welcomed by the Principal Mrs. Smitha V. Nair.

She enlightened the students about the various physical stages of a girl’s life and the problems associated with the same. The event conducted was edifying and educative for the students. The session was made interactive by the students who were pouring in their queries on the related topics. Every query of children was explained by Dr. Babita ensuring to satisfy the upcoming anxieties of the students. She has covered the following topics.

  1. Puberty and its different stages of physical changes.
  2. Role of different hormones especially female hormone like estrogen.
  3. Effect of tension on the body.
  4. Adolescence stage.
  5. Sexual harassment and how to protest.
  6. Suggestions to teenagers, to make them self-aware and safety precautions.

The session ended with a vote of thanks.

Why India Thinks English Medium School is Encouraging Western Culture?

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English medium school

Fun activities in  a school

English is a foreign language for India and this may be the reason why many Indians still think that an English medium school may affect their culture and values.

People are hesitating to accept the fact that western culture is not bad and is not affecting any other culture. It is the surrounding of the kids, which affects their behavior or nature. English is a global language as it is spoken in almost every country in the world. So it is always a smart decision to send kids to an private school for their intellectual development at a global scale. India is a developing country and it is now representing itself at many global platforms by identifying as an educated nation.

Why Guardians Should Choose an English Medium School   

#1.  Easy communication worldwide:

Today Indians are scaling new heights everyday by achieving success all over the world. If the people of India will not be smart enough to talk and understand English properly, all the talent that the countrymen possess will go in vain. An CBSE school encourages the students to be confident enough to handle any situation smartly.

#2.  Better career opportunities in future:

Non- English medium school students face difficulties after joining in an college. Sometimes these difficulties, continues while appearing in job interviews. On other hand, English medium school students, mostly don’t have to go through the hurdles of facing any language barriers in their careers ahead.

Simply Put…

The students of CBSE school are getting empowered to be compassionate, responsive towards the culture. While they are becoming a holistic person with a scientific temper in an environment of sharing and caring. So, the conclusion of the argument is that the western culture is just culture of the English people. So, learning in an English medium school, will not, in any way temper or hamper this nation’s ethics, values and culture.

Why Parents Are Opting for Day Boarding Schools

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Well-designed perfect school classrooms that boost the success of students


The emergence of day boarding schools dates back to ancient India days era when parents used to send their wards to Gurukulas and Ashrams. What used to be a concept of the full-fledged hostel has now evolved into the day-boarding facility in most schools in Odisha.

Leading day boarding school in Odisha are taking on more and more numbers of boarders who spend most of their waking hours at school while only going home to sleep attributing to their parents’ rigorous working hours. These pupils can spend most of their life at school in the week, eating all their meals on site and remaining there as late as 10 pm.

Schools in Odisha are reporting a rising demand for day-boarding, particularly among families where both parents work long or unpredictable hours. The trend is particularly pronounced at schools within commuting distance of Jharsuguda, allowing City workers to cope with demanding jobs without an army of caretakers.

Optimized Learning with Added Benefits

  • There are schools in Odisha providing day boarding facility which is a respite for working parents. International schools like Aparnaa World School offers state-of-the-art boarding facilities which include extended day school up to 6 pm (day-boarding), five-day boarding (weekends with parents) and regular seven-day boarding with a fully equipped infirmary with a school doctor and nurses available round the clock.
  • Parents usually opt for such schools, especially those living in the close vicinity of the school knowing that the future of their wards is in safe hands of a school which is a pioneer in introducing the concept of day boarding and residential schools in Odisha.

Treading New Paths of Schooling

  • Gone are the days when parents had to wait for holiday seasons to visit and meet their kids. With the introduction of day boarding schools, parents have more accessibility to their wards life, albeit in a limited way.
  • The accessibility of communication systems available in schools allows the students to stay in touch with their parents round the clock. Multi-cuisine dishes tickle the palates of the students in such a manner that they grow to love their schools as a second home.
  • Comfort is important, resident students in boarding enjoy the benefits of the fantastic sports facilities that are on offer. The boarding facilities are built in keeping with international standards and are aligned with the parameters put forth by school’s vision of providing top-notch education amidst a fun and caring environment.

Most of the day boarding schools in Odisha are also well equipped with a perfect mixture of advanced technology, modern pedagogy, culture and innovation, all available at a global platform. There are experienced professionals who are leading the co-curricular activities, making such schools an ideal option for more and more parents.

The Learning Kiva

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2 Days of Aparnaa Fest was inaugurated amongst the dignitaries of the town.

Aparnaa World schools “The Learning KIVA” is a platform to connect with the community


Aparnaa world school, Jharsuguda promoted by Aparnaa foundation , organized a unique 2 day learning extravaganza “ The Learning KIVA” ‘ 2016, for students, parents and the community. The fest was inaugurated on 13th February with the lightning of the lamp, saraswati vandhana in the presence of various international key note speakers on parenting, storytelling & Puppetry. The show stopper of the event, a 3D mobile planetarium was installed in the school campus based at Buxi chowk, for everyone to witness various shows on planetary movements, secrets of the earth, panchatantra movies etc. for the children.  The annual fest included, paper kraft and calligraphy workshops, puppetry workshop and parenting workshop for all age groups. Various school in and nearby Jharsuguda participated for the workshops and had encouraged children and teachers to be a part of the event.  Fulfilling its commitment towards society at large, Aparnaa World School also invited under-privileged children from Asha Kiran, a school for mentally challenged children and from “School for Deaf & Dumb children” from Jharsuguda. These children have thoroughly enjoyed the Planetarium show and left with a beautiful smile on their faces.

Aparnaa fest will continue will all the events on 14th of February starting from 10 AM onwards and all the workshops are conducted without any registration charges. Parents and children are hereby requested to witness these magnificent events being conducted and give an experience of a lifetime to their children.

The parents and community members appreciated the efforts of the school to provide a platform for the students to witness such rare events being organized for the upliftment of the society as a whole.

Annual Sports Day

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Annual Sports Day

Aparnaa World School, one of the leading schools of Jharsuguda, celebrated its 1st Annual Sports Day on Saturday, 23rd January 2016. The event was very well received by parents and students. The event was  Dr. Jeetan Patel, MBBS, MS, M.Ch. graced the event as Chief Guest. He is a well known Pediatrician of Jharsuguda region and is currently posted at District Headquarter Hospital.

The event began with welcome speech by the Principal of Aparnaa World School, Dr. Arun Kumar Sinha. Thereafter the school flag hoisted by the chief guest. He took salute of the March past performed by the four houses of the school. Post March past the chief guest ignited the Athletics flame and declared the official opening of the Sports day event.

Children took oath of participating in the Annual Sports day in the true spirit of the sportsmanship, for the honor of the schools and sports.

Speaking on the occasion the chief guest Dr Jeetan Patel congratulated the management of Aparnaa World School and motivated the children for participating in such a wonderful event. He also stated that participation in games and sports is equal in importance to classroom learning and book knowledge. In the present scenario a child has to excel in all the fields including sports and physical fitness. This is the reason Aparnaa World School has designed its curriculum which helps in mental as well as physical development of the child and reveals the talent latent in the individual.

Some of the major attractions of the event were Drill presentation by LKG to Class 2 students, Surya Namaskaar by primary section students, 50 meter race by preprimary children, obstacle race, 100 meter and 200 meter race by boys and girls. The other attraction was participation of parents in various activities. After completion of sports activities prize distribution ceremony was conducted and following is the list of winners:


SL. No. Name Class Achievement
1 Ashish Pradhan IV Best Athlete (Group “B” boys)
2 Priyanka Lath III Best Athlete (Group “B” girls)
3 Harshvadan Lath V Best Athlete (Group “C” boys)
4 Surbhi Singh VI Best Athlete (Group “C” girls)
5 Akshay House Best March Past
6 Abhay House House Runner
7 Atulya House House Winner

Apart from these awards houses wise awards were also presented.

The event concluded with the National Anthem.