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  • From ancient wisdom to modern well-being, celebrate Yoga Day! Puspa Madam addresses students

    Fellow students, teachers, and staff, Happy International Yoga Day! Today, we celebrate a practice that has thrived for millennia, originating right here in India. Yoga, meaning "union" in Sanskrit, goes far beyond just physical postures, or asanas. It's a holistic approach to well-being, a philosophy that has endured for over 5,000 years. Think about that for a moment. Over 5,000 years of people using yoga to improve their lives! From ancient texts like the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali to the vibrant yoga scene we see today, this practice has adapted and evolved. But why is yoga still relevant for you, students, in the 21st century?  Because the benefits it offers are timeless. Yoga can: Sharpen your mind:  Regular yoga practice can improve your focus, concentration, and memory. Those early morning exams will feel a lot less stressful when you have a calm and clear head. Boost your body:  Yoga builds strength, flexibility, and improves your posture. It can also help you manage your weight and keep your body healthy. Reduce stress:   School can be demanding, and stress can creep in easily. Yoga teaches you breathing techniques and mindfulness practices that can help you manage anxiety and find inner peace. Increase self-confidence:  Yoga is a journey of self-discovery. As you master different poses and techniques, you'll gain a sense of accomplishment and a newfound confidence in your own abilities. Yoga isn't about achieving perfection in a pose. It's about listening to your body, setting goals, and celebrating your progress. It's about finding a sense of balance – between your mind and body, between your studies and your well-being. So, I encourage each of you to take a step onto your own yoga mat. It doesn't require fancy equipment or a lot of space. Even a few minutes of yoga each day can make a big difference. There are many online resources and classes available to help you get started. Remember, yoga is a gift – a gift of well-being, a gift of self-discovery, a gift that can empower you to reach your full potential. Let's all embrace this ancient practice and celebrate the journey towards a healthier, happier you. Thank you.

  • Summer Camp 2024 Started today

    The summer camp 2024 started today for students of various schools of Soro at Fortune School. This is conducted by the teachers of Fortune School Soro and Euro Kids International Pre-school Soro. Lead teachers are Khirabdhi And Biswaje et and Namita and Punyatoya. This is co-ordianted byu Chandan and guided by Puspashree Mohapatra. The event was inaugurated by Rama Chandra Dwary the Principal of Fortune School Soro. More than 58 Students from various schools of Soro participated in the event.

  • From Pokhran to Progress: India Marks National Technology Day

    Good morning, dear students, and staff. Today, on National Technology Day, we come together to celebrate the incredible advancements India has made in the field of science and technology. We mark this occasion on May 11th each year, commemorating the successful nuclear tests conducted in Pokhran in 1998. This achievement signified a giant leap towards India's self-reliance and a powerful symbol of our scientific prowess. However, National Technology Day is much more than just a historical marker. It's a day to recognize the tireless efforts of our scientists, researchers, engineers, and everyone who contributes to this vital field. Their dedication and innovation have transformed our lives in countless ways, making communication faster, healthcare more efficient, and education more accessible. This year's theme, "School to Startups – Inspiring Young Minds to Innovate," resonates deeply with our mission at this very institution namely Fortune School Soro and Euro Kids International Pre-School Soro. We, as educators, have a critical role to play in fostering a love for science and technology in our students. By encouraging curiosity, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills, we can empower them to become the next generation of innovators and entrepreneurs. Let's use this day to break down the barriers between classrooms and the real world. Let's encourage participation in science fairs, coding competitions, and workshops that spark creativity and ignite a passion for technology. Our classrooms can be incubators for groundbreaking ideas. Who knows, perhaps the next revolutionary invention or life-changing app will be born right here, within these very walls, by one of our brilliant students. So, this National Technology Day, let's pledge to work together – staff, and students alike – to create an environment that fosters innovation. Let's celebrate the achievements of the past while setting our sights firmly on the exciting technological future that awaits us. Thank you. Puspashree Mohapatra Fortune School Soro

  • A Day of Endless Possibilities: Exploring Akshaya Tritiya With Puspa Madam

    Akshaya Tritiya, a Sanskrit term translating to "the third lunar day of unending prosperity," is a significant Hindu festival celebrated with immense joy and fervor.  This day, falling on the third day of the waxing moon (Shukla Paksha) in the Vaishakha month of the Hindu calendar, is considered one of the most auspicious occasions of the year.  But what exactly makes Akshaya Tritiya so special, and why is it celebrated with such devotion?  To delve into its essence, we must explore its history and significance. Puspashree Mohapatra adds. The exact origin of Akshaya Tritiya remains veiled in the mists of time.  However, numerous legends and stories have been passed down through generations, each adding a layer of meaning to this special day.  Puspashree Mohapatra said that one popular story recounts the birth of Lord Parasurama, the powerful sixth incarnation of Lord Vishnu, on Akshaya Tritiya.  Another legend narrates the descent of the holy Ganges River from the heavens onto the earth on this auspicious day.  Perhaps the most well-known story associates Akshaya Tritiya with the epic Mahabharata.  It is believed that on this day, Sage Vyasa, the revered author, began reciting the Mahabharata to Lord Ganesha, the elephant-headed god of wisdom, for the first time. The significance of Akshaya Tritiya is multifaceted.  The word "Akshaya" itself signifies "never diminishing" or "infinite." Therefore, it is believed that any new venture undertaken on this day, be it a business, a marriage, or even a simple purchase, is destined for success and enduring prosperity.  This belief makes Akshaya Tritiya an ideal day for fresh beginnings, investments, and the acquisition of valuables, particularly gold.  Many Hindus believe that gold purchased on this day will bring not only material wealth but also spiritual abundance. The day also holds great importance for religious observances.  Devotees perform pujas (prayers) seeking the blessings of Goddess Lakshmi, the embodiment of wealth and prosperity, as well as Lord Kubera, the treasurer of the gods.  Visiting temples and offering charitable donations are also considered highly meritorious acts on this auspicious day. The Jain community also celebrates Akshaya Tritiya, commemorating the breaking of the year-long fast undertaken by Rishabhanatha, the first Tirthankara (spiritual leader) of Jainism. In conclusion, she said that, Akshaya Tritiya is more than just a festival; it's a celebration of limitless possibilities.  It's a day to embrace new beginnings, seek blessings for prosperity, and reaffirm faith in the enduring power of good fortune.  With its rich history, diverse stories, and emphasis on positivity and growth, Akshaya Tritiya continues to hold immense significance for Hindus and Jains alike, reminding them that true wealth lies not just in material possessions but also in everlasting hope and the pursuit of a brighter tomorrow. She concluded by wishing all teachers, staff and students plus their parents of Fortune School Soro for a bright future.

  • 7 benefits of studying at Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya

    Here are 7 benefits Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya students get that some other schools might not be able to offer: Top-notch Academics with Scholarship: JNVs consistently rank high in board exams with a focus on CBSE curriculum and qualified teachers. Additionally, the schools provide free education and cover exam fees, making quality education accessible [2]. Holistic Development: Going beyond textbooks, JNVs encourage participation in science fairs, cultural events, and sports, fostering well-rounded students [2, 3]. Exposure and Diversity: As residential schools, JNVs offer a unique opportunity to live and learn with students from various socio-economic backgrounds and regions of India, promoting national integration and understanding [4]. Nurturing Scientific Temper: The Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti conducts a Children Science Congress, specifically designed to spark curiosity and a love for science in students [2]. Travel and Medical Coverage: JNVs bear the cost of travel for students in certain situations and cover any medical expenses incurred during their stay, lessening the financial burden on families [3]. Uniformity and Sense of Belonging: Free uniforms ensure a sense of equality and belonging among students from diverse backgrounds [1]. Leadership and Service Opportunities: JNVs often have NCC (National Cadet Corps) and NSS (National Service Scheme) programs, allowing students to develop leadership skills and give back to the community [2]. It's important to remember that these are just some of the benefits, and every school environment is unique. Puspashree Mohapatra of Fortune school strongly believes that students should prepare for entrance and get a chance to study at Navodaya. Last few years some students of Fortune School Soro also got in to Navodaya at Bagudi and doing well.

  • The enduring light of Rabindranath Tagore

    Friends, esteemed colleagues, We gather today to celebrate the legacy of Rabindranath Tagore, a towering figure in Indian and global literature. Tagore wasn’t just a writer; he was a poet, novelist, composer, philosopher, and educator who redefined Bengali literature and culture. Born in 1861, Tagore emerged from a rich artistic background. His work reflected the confluence of the Brahmo Samaj reform movement, Bengali literary revival, and the burgeoning Indian independence movement. Nature was a constant muse, its beauty weaving through his poems and stories. Tagore’s masterpiece, Gitanjali (Song Offerings), became an international sensation. The English translation, characterized by its lyrical simplicity and profound spirituality, earned him the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1913 – the first non-European to receive this prestigious honor. Tagore’s vision extended beyond words. He established Shantiniketan, an experimental school that emphasized creativity and harmony with nature. His composed Rabindra Sangeet, songs that captured the essence of Bengali culture, are still sung with affection across India and Bangladesh. Even our national anthems, Jana Gana Mana of India and Amar Sonar Bangla of Bangladesh, bear his indelible mark. Tagore was a vocal critic of colonialism. He famously renounced his knighthood in protest against the Jallianwala Bagh massacre. He championed the ideals of universal humanity, advocating for cultural exchange and mutual understanding. Today, in a world often divided, Tagore’s message of unity in diversity resonates more than ever. He reminds us of the importance of breaking down barriers, embracing the beauty in all cultures, and finding the divine within the natural world. Let us continue to be inspired by Rabindranath Tagore, a man who used his art to bridge cultures, advocate for freedom, and illuminate the path to a more beautiful, harmonious world. Thank you. This speech was given by Puspashree Mohapatra on the Jayanti of Rabindranath Tagore on 7th May at Fortune School Soro.

  • Celebrating the Backbone of Society: What Madam says on Labor Day

    Labor Day, observed on the first of May in many countries, is more than just a day off work. It's a day of recognition, a time to celebrate the contributions of the workforce, the very backbone of society. Puspashree Mohapatra the President of Fortune School Soro says on Labor day. The origins of Labor Day lie in the struggles of the late 19th century. The rise of industrialization brought immense wealth, but at a human cost. Workers toiled long hours in dangerous conditions for meager wages. Recognizing this injustice, labor unions emerged, fighting for fairer treatment and basic rights like the eight-hour workday. Labor Day became a symbol of these struggles and a testament to the achievements of the labor movement. Today, Labor Day serves multiple purposes. It's a day of appreciation for the countless individuals who keep the wheels of society turning. From teachers and nurses to factory workers and sanitation crews, every profession plays a vital role. It's a day to reflect on the progress made – weekends, paid leave, and safety regulations are all legacies of the labor movement's efforts. Furthermore, Labor Day is a day to look towards the future. It's a time to consider ongoing challenges faced by workers, such as income inequality, job security in a changing economy, and ensuring safe and fair working conditions for all. Labor Day serves as a reminder of the ongoing fight for workers' rights, a fight that requires continued vigilance and collective action. Puspashree Mohapatra also says that Labor Day is also a day of rest and rejuvenation. After a year of hard work, it's a chance to recharge, spend time with loved ones, and pursue leisure activities. This well-deserved break helps ensure that workers return to their jobs refreshed and ready to contribute their best. She concludes saying that, Labor Day is a multifaceted holiday. It's a day of celebration, reflection, and action. It's a day to honor the past, acknowledge the present, and strive for a better future for all workers. It's a reminder that a strong and thriving workforce is essential for a healthy and prosperous society.

  • Tips and Tricks for CBSE Class 10 Board Exams

    Cracking the CBSE Class 10 exams is all about smart preparation. Here are some tips and tricks to help you ace them: Planning and Strategy: Know the Syllabus and Exam Pattern:  Be familiar with the latest syllabus and exam pattern for each subject. This will help you focus your studies and understand the weightage of different topics Craft a Study Schedule: Create a realistic timetable that allocates time for each subject. Be flexible and adjust it based on your needs. Consistency is key, so stick to your plan as much as possible. Power Up Your Studies: NCERT is King: Make NCERT textbooks your primary resource. Most CBSE questions are based on these books. Understand the concepts thoroughly before moving on. Smart Notes Taking: Develop a note-taking system that works for you. Use concise notes, diagrams, and flowcharts for effective revision. Focus on High-Weightage Topics:  Identify chapters with more marks and prioritize studying them first. Practice Makes Perfect: Solve Sample Papers and Previous Years' Questions:  Practice with mock tests and previous years' question papers to improve your time management skills and get familiar with the question format. Focus on Application: Don't just memorize facts. Practice applying concepts to solve problems. Taking the Exam: Stay Calm and Composed: Exam stress is normal. Take deep breaths and positive affirmations to stay calm and focused during the exam. Time Management is Crucial:  Pay attention to the marks allotted to each question and plan your time accordingly. Don't get stuck on a single question. Read Instructions Carefully: Read each question thoroughly and understand what is being asked before attempting it. Presentation Matters: Maintain a neat and legible handwriting. Underline important points and leave enough space for working. Bonus Tip: Maintain a Healthy Lifestyle: Getting enough sleep, eating nutritious food, and exercising regularly will improve your concentration and memory. Remember, these are just some tips. Find what works best for you and stay focused on your goals. Good luck with your exams!

  • Admissions to Sainik Schools In India

    Admission to Sainik Schools in India is through a national level entrance exam called the All India Sainik Schools Entrance Examination (AISSEE). The National Testing Agency (NTA) conducts the AISSEE exam every year for admissions to Classes 6 and 9. Here's a step-by-step process on how to get admission into Sainik School in India: Eligibility: Class 6: Boys and girls between the age of 10-12 years as of 31st March of the year of admission. Class 9: Boys and girls between the age of 13-15 years as of 31st March of the year of admission. Steps involved: Apply online: The application process for AISSEE is usually conducted online in the month of October or November every year. You can find the application form and prospectus on the official AISSEE website Take the AISSEE exam: The AISSEE exam is generally held in January. The exam pattern and syllabus for Class 6 and 9 are different. Class 6: The AISSEE for Class 6 comprises Mathematics, General Knowledge (Science & Social Science), Language (Hindi or English), and Intelligence Test. Class 9: The AISSEE for Class 9 comprises Mathematics, Science, Social Science, English, and Intelligence Test. Appear for interview and medical test: After the written exam, shortlisted candidates will be called for an interview and a medical test. E-counselling: Based on the merit list prepared after the AISSEE exam, interview, and medical test, a counseling session will be conducted online for seat allotment. Here are some additional points to remember: There is a minimum qualifying mark requirement for passing the AISSEE exam. However, the cut-off marks vary depending on the category and the number of available seats. Sainik Schools offer reservation for Scheduled Caste (SC), Scheduled Tribe (ST), Other Backward Classes (OBC), Persons with Disabilities (PWD), and wards of defense personnel. The Sainik Schools website also has a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) section that can answer many of your queries about the admission process Sainik Schools are a great option for students who want a disciplined and academically rigorous education with a focus on developing leadership qualities and preparing for a career in the defense forces.

  • Holistic Development of Children

    Holistic development in children refers to their growth across all the important aspects that make them who they are. It's not just about academics, but nurturing a well-rounded individual. Here's a breakdown of the key areas: Physical Development: This involves growth, motor skills, and overall health. Activities like sports, dance, and playtime all contribute here. Social Development: This is about learning to interact with others, make friends, and communicate effectively. Team games, group projects, and social-emotional learning programs can help. Emotional Development:  This involves understanding and managing emotions, building self-esteem, and developing healthy coping mechanisms. Open communication, expressing feelings freely, and age-appropriate discussions are important. Intellectual Development: This is about cognitive skills, critical thinking, problem-solving, and creativity. Activities that challenge children to think, ask questions, and explore are key. (Sometimes included) Spiritual Development: This involves building a sense of purpose, values, and morals. It can be fostered through exposure to different cultures, ethics discussions, and community service. These areas are interconnected. For instance, good social skills can boost confidence (emotional), while physical activity can improve cognitive function. Here's why holistic development is important: Well-rounded Individuals: Children develop a strong foundation in all aspects crucial for life, not just academics. Improved Learning: When a child feels good physically, emotionally, and socially, they're better prepared to learn and retain information. Resilience:  Holistic development equips children with the skills to cope with challenges and navigate life's complexities. Future Success:  These skills prepare children to become well-adjusted, responsible, and thriving adults. This post was approved by Puspashree Mohapatra of Fortune School Soro. She says at Fortune School Soro the teachers try for the holistic development of the children.

  • Effective Teaching Methodology

    There isn't a one-size-fits-all approach, but some research-backed methods can be very effective in schools! Here are a few: Engaging Activities and Student-Centered Learning: Project-Based Learning (PBL): Students delve into a real-world problem and work collaboratively to find solutions. This fosters critical thinking, communication, and teamwork. Flipped Classroom: Lectures or informational videos are watched at home, while classroom time focuses on discussions, activities, and applying knowledge. Gamification:  Learning is turned into a game with points, badges, and leaderboards, making it fun and motivating. Collaboration and Social Interaction: Cooperative Learning:  Students work in small groups on a shared goal, promoting teamwork, communication, and different learning styles. Peer Teaching and Assessment:  Students take turns explaining concepts to each other, solidifying their own understanding and developing communication skills. Differentiation and Personalized Learning: Multiple Intelligences: Cater to various learning styles (visual, auditory, kinesthetic) by using diverse teaching methods and materials. Tiered Instruction:  Provide differentiated instruction based on student needs, offering more support or challenge as needed. Foundational Techniques and Assessment: Explicit Instruction:  Teachers clearly explain concepts, model skills, and provide guided practice before independent work. Formative Assessment:  Regular checks for understanding throughout a lesson allow teachers to adjust instruction and identify areas where students need more help. Metacognition:  Students learn to reflect on their own learning process, becoming more strategic and independent learners. Remember, the best teachers use a variety of methods and adapt them to their students' needs and the subject matter. This post has been approved by Puspashree Mohapatra of Fortune School Soro Odisha.

  • Parenting tips for Summer

    Making Memories: Summer Fun for Kids and You! Summer vacation – a time for kids to relax, recharge, and explore new interests. But for parents, it can also mean juggling schedules, keeping boredom at bay, and ensuring a balance between fun and learning. Here are some tips to navigate summer vacation smoothly: Planning & Structure: Create a Schedule: While structure is important, avoid overscheduling. Include a mix of planned activities, free play time, and relaxation. Dedicate a few hours each day to reading, educational apps, or workbooks to prevent learning loss. Plan Activities Together: Get your kids involved! Brainstorm ideas for day trips, library visits, or local events. Consider their interests – art camps, sports programs, or volunteering opportunities. Embrace Boredom: While it's tempting to fill every minute, some unstructured time allows for creativity and imagination to flourish. Let them build forts, write stories, or simply daydream. Learning & Exploration: Summer Learning Programs: Many libraries and community centers offer fun, educational programs. These are a great way to keep kids engaged and prevent the "summer slide." Embrace Everyday Learning: Learning doesn't have to be confined to textbooks. Turn everyday activities into learning experiences. Count groceries at the store, stargaze at night, or learn a new recipe together. Explore Local Treasures: Visit museums, zoos, historical sites, or even your local park. These outings provide opportunities to learn about science, history, and the natural world. Outdoor Fun & Connection: Beat the Heat: Plan outdoor activities for cooler mornings and evenings. Encourage water play, bike rides, or backyard picnics. Don't forget sunscreen and hats! Neighborhood Playdates: Organize playdates with friends and neighbors. Encourage outdoor games like tag, jump rope, or frisbee. Family Time: Plan weekend camping trips, family hikes, or movie nights under the stars. These shared experiences create lasting memories and strengthen family bonds. Remember: Be Flexible: Things don't always go according to plan. Be prepared to adjust the schedule or activities based on weather or unexpected situations. Focus on Fun: The primary goal of summer vacation is for kids to have fun and relax. Create a positive and supportive environment where they feel free to explore their interests. Unplug and Recharge: Limit screen time and encourage outdoor play. This allows for better sleep, improved focus, and a deeper connection with nature. By incorporating these tips, you can create a summer filled with fun, learning, and lasting memories for you and your children. After all, summer is a precious time to bond, explore, and make the most of those carefree days!

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