Happy Dussehra

Dear all

We wish you all a very Happy Dussehra. It is an auspicious day for all of us.This day marks the glorious triumph of good over bad; God over Evil. This very day inspires us to always do the right things, no matter how the circumstances shape up. This day keeps us going.

Factually, it is a festival celebrated in varying forms across Nepal and India. It is celebrated on the tenth day of the bright fortnight (Shukla Paksha) of the Hindu autumn month of Ashvin or Ashwayuja, and is the grand culmination of the 10-day annual Navaratri (Sanskrit: नवरात्रि, 'nine nights') festival.It is one of the very important & fascinating festivals of India. The 'Ramlila' - an enactment of the life of Lord Rama, is held during the nine days preceding Dussehra. Dasha-Hara is also treated as Vishwakarma Divas - the National Labor Day of India.

The history of Dussehra is an ancient one and derives its origin from a number of popular legends found in the scriptures.On this day, Shri Ram, killed the great demon Ravan who had abducted Ram's wife Sita to his kingdom of Lanka.The war against Ravan lasted for ten days.Rama had the blessings of Durga to kill Ravana.

In Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Western Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand, it is traditional to plant barley seeds in earthen pots on the first day of Navrathri. On the day of Dussehra, the nine-day old sprouts (called noratras or nortas) are used as symbols of luck. Men place them in their caps or behind their ears.

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Signing off on a very optimistic note... Enjoy !

CRPF Public School

Birth Anniversary of Bhagat Singh

Deal All

Born on 27th September, Bhagat Singh was one of the most prominent faces of Indian freedom struggle. He was a revolutionary ahead of his times. By Revolution he meant that the present order of things, which is based on manifest injustice must change. Bhagat Singh was greatly attracted towards socialism. He realised that the overthrow of British rule should be accompanied by the socialist reconstruction of Indian society and for this political power must be seized by the workers.

“Sarfaroshi Ki Tamana ab Hamare Dil mein Ha.
Dekhna hai Kitna zore Baajune Quatil mein Hai.”

He differed from his predecessors on two counts. Firstly, he accepted the logic of atheism and publicly proclaimed it. Secondly, until then revolutionaries had no conception of post-independence society. Their immediate goal was destruction of the British Empire and they had no inclination to work out a political alternative. He gave revolutionary movement a goal beyond the elimination of the British. A clarity of vision and determination of purpose distinguished Bhagat Singh from other leaders of the National Movement. He emerged as the only alternative to Gandhi and the Indian National Congress, especially for the youth. Bhagat Singh gave a new direction to the revolutionary movement in India.

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Ipsita Singh

10 ways on How to Be The Change and Make A Difference

1. Be aware and vigilant: The first way by which you can be the change is by being aware of your surroundings. You must always know what is happening in your society, locality, or even your neighborhood. This does not mean that you enter some one's personal domain. You must know what are the local issues?, what are the problems your area faces?, what kind of crimes are being committed?, what is the local police doing? and even issues like, does your neighbor beat his wife (Domestic Violence)? And most importantly, be aware of what those related to you feel.
Be aware of the various things going on in your city, develop a perspective and voice yourself.

2. Look at things from a positive perspective and be hopeful: One must always develop optimism and preach positivity in life, as, in optimism, is the key to success. Being disheartened by the way the local authorities or even the national ones work will be of no help. It is the positive attitude which led India to its biggest victory in 1947. Need I say more?

3. Be Logical and Practical, not Emotional: Looking at things from an emotional view might help in a million cases, but there are a billion cases which need to be dealt with logic and practicality. For instance, when 26/11 occured, the youth, out of outrage, demanded an attack on Pakistan. This was a demand out of emotions but was no where logical. Pakistan, being a nuclear state could have done equal, if not more, damage to us. And, the decision would not have been in national interest. So, being logical and thinking out of the box (unlike a mob) is essential for your development.

4. Do Not discriminate: Discrimination is still prevalent in India. The need of the hour is to shun discrimination for a better nation and this is possible only when we improve at a personal level. When we look at minorities as equal, when we consider the gender differences to be none, when we look at the poor as human, when we treat them like one, when we forget that the word 'caste' exists, when we love all religions, only then can we hope to cast an impact on others. Always remember that no person is more or less.

5. Be equal, feel equal, do equal: This one is more or less similar to the one above. Do not let personal gains or favours take over the feeling of public good. We are all the same and deserve as much as you do.

6. Be firm about your beliefs and principles: Do not let the other person's thoughts influence yours. If you believe in a concept then be firm about it. This can be said in the case of voting, do not let anyone elses pressure hamper your vote. Other instances can be quoted, like, do not indulge into acts of smoking, alcohol, substance abuse, eve teasing, just because your peers do it. Be different. Only then can you make a difference.

7. Self development and improvement is the key: Rather than indulging in acts which lead to no good, indulge in activities of self development. It is rightly said that 'an empty mind is a devil's workshop'. Do not let your mind enter the dark side. Your actions must be positive. Learn from your experiences and enjoy what you do.

8. Spread the word and persuade others: Let others know of their rights, spread the word among your peers and relatives, make them aware of their surroundings, help them to think practically, make them aware on how they can make a change, rather, WHY should they make a change? The country needs us as a group working together. Let them know these facts.

9. Feel free to approach the authorities: We often stay silent when we see an accident or a theft. But why? We must dial 100 or any other local helpline and inform the local authorities. There is no harm in calling the police and according to a Supreme Court law, the police cannot hold the caller responsible for anything and cannot interrogate him/her forcefully until and unless the call is hoax. This also implies in the case of broken-down roads, bad traffic, water facilities, sanitation, housing and many others. Do not feel awkward in making the local MP or the municipality accountable.

10. Do your bit, be vocal: The best and the most powerful right bestowed upon us by the makers of the law is the right to speech. Make use of it and voice yourself. Let your voice be heard. Be vocal when addressing your problem. But this certainly does not mean giving hate speeches. If you have a problem, an issue of concern, an issue close to your heart and you want the world to know about it, then why keep quiet? Let your voice be heard. Join forums, communities, contact the MP's and leaders (who now have websites and blogs) and comment. Comment on articles, videos, newspapers, channels, and let them know what you feel. Make a difference, take charge.

By following the above listed 10 points, you will certainly be on your way to making a difference. Not only will you be a hope for others, you will also be self motivated.

So, as I always say, Voice Yourself.Not only Think the Change,its time to Be the Change!

Prabhat (E-member)

Eid Mubarak !

Dear all

First of all ... Eid Mubarak to all our readers, fellow bloggers and everybody else out there.

Eid ul-Fitr or Id-ul-Fitr marks the end of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting.Eid is an Arabic word meaning "festivity", while Fiṭr means "to break fast"; and so the holiday symbolizes the breaking of the fasting period. It is celebrated after the end of the Islamic month of Ramadan, on the first day of Shawwal.

Eid ul-Fitr is a day long celebration and is sometimes also known as the "Smaller Eid" .Muslims are commanded by the Qur'an to complete their fast on the last day of Ramadan and then recite the Takbir all throughout the period of Eid.Common greetings during this holiday are the Arabic greeting ‘Īd mubārak ("Blessed Eid") or ‘Īd sa‘īd ("Happy Eid"). Public Eid prayers are held in every Mosque and in public places.The Takbir is recited after having confirmation that the moon of Shawwal is sighted on the eve of the last day of Ramadan. It continues until the start of the Eid prayer. The biggest prayer is held in Mosalla (a spacious place for prayer) where the Supreme Leader leads the prayer.

Again...wishing you all a very happy Eid. Enjoy !
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CRPF Public School

Class XII marks may play key role in IIT entry

Dear all Marks scored in the Plus Two board examinations are likely to become a key determining factor in addition to performance in the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) for admission into the prestigious Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) by 2011.
In a couple of months, a pan-IIT committee, to suggest reforms to JEE, is expected to submit its report recommending ways to factor in the marks scored by students in higher secondary examinations while preparing the IIT merit list."We hope to devise a methodology to compute a normalised Plus Two cut-off eligibility score for each educational board (CBSE, ICSE, and State Boards). If it's approved, then only students who have scored this cut-off mark would become eligible to appear for JEE,'' IIT Madras deputy director V G Idichandy,said on Monday. The present eligibility norm of an aggregate score of 60% in Plus Two determined by the IIT standing council, as opposed to 85% recommended by a JEE review committee four years ago, is considered too poor a benchmark.

The move comes in the backdrop of widespread concern among top academicians over the current IIT admission system which is entirely dependent on JEE scores and ignores the board examination results. However, the even more difficult part is to convince authorities of all the boards to declare Plus Two results within a specified time frame every academic year.

Idichandy acknowledged JEE can't be abolished ``but we want to give as much importance as possible to the performance of students at the school level'' in IIT admissions.




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CBSE Class X Board Exams Optional !

CBSE has made X Boards Exams optional from academic year 2010-11

The announcement was made on 31st August, 2009. The government will be issuing guidelines soon in terms of actual road map for implementation.


Union Human Resource Development Minister, Mr. Kapil Sibal on 31st August, 2009 announced a new directive for CBSE X boards.

  • The Directive is for next academic year 2010-11.
  • CBSE X board exams have been made optional.
  • Focus on Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation (CCE)
  • The evaluation system will be changed from marks to grades.


Que. Class X Board Exams are optional. How does it work?

Ans. This has 2 implications:

  • CBSE X Board Exams are Mandatory for Schools which have classes only till Xth Standard.
  • Optional for Schools with classes till XII Standard.

Que. What will be the new Evaluation System?

Ans. A new system of evaluation has been put into place that lays emphasis on better understanding of concepts rather than one-time mugging during exams. This is being termed as CONTINOUS & COMPREHENSIVE EVALUATION (CCE). Under Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation (CCE), students will be evaluated throughout the year.

Now, there will be two terms in each year, not three. Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation (CCE) comprises of 2 assessments done over 2 terms - first and second.

Formative Assessment

Summative Assessment

Grading class work, homework, assignment and project work.

Based on the term-end exam.

2 evaluations each in the first and second term

The first term-end exam will carry 20 marks

Each evaluation will carry 10 marks

The second term end exam will carry 40 marks

Total of 40 marks from formative evaluation

Total of 60 marks from summative evaluation

Que. What is the new grading system and how does it work?

Ans. New Grading Scheme

Grades will be awarded to students on a 9-point grading system. Each grade will be given on the basis of formative and summative assessment and will correspond to a range of marks:

Click here and here to read the complete details issued by CBSE.

Happy Learning!

Best of luck
CRPF Public School

Dearest Teachers ... Thank You !

We love you , and that's all we got to say today ...

We are this way because 'YOU' are on our way !
Like Sun, 'YOU' add brightness to our lives and
Like Flowers, 'YOU' spread the fragrance of learning all around ...
It's because of 'YOU' that lessons become more colourful
And chapters all the more fun ...
We may not need your help all through, but the
confidence of your help in need makes all the difference !
Those who educate children well
are more to be honored than parents,
for these only gave life,
those the art of living well ...
We can only say thanks for being the way you are ...
You'll never know how much you helped
To change our worlds ...

Thank You Teachers

Love you ALWAYS ...

Your students children
( From all the children E-members to our adorable teachers parents !)

All our friends out there, go writing thanks to your teachers in the comments section. Tell the world today about whose your favourite teacher(s) and why ! Tell them that you care and feel blessed to have them ... We just hope that we have enough space to accommodate the 'Thank You messages' from all of you !

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To know more about Teachers' Day, click here or here .
Also visit this link to know more about teachers' day all over the world.
Read this article also ( Speech delivered by A P J Abdul Kalam)