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LMOISVBSE Newsletter. Anything you do, good or bad, reflects on the entire universe. In this consciousness if you continue
to work, and strive in your spiritual life, the world will automatically become a better place - P Rajagopalachari
Love and Compassion 2013

79, Pallavaram Road, Kolapakkam, Chennai 600 122. info@omegaschools.org

News from Lalaji Memorial Omega Iternational School, Chennai, Value Based Spiritual Education (VBSE).

When an individual feels for another's pain, as a superior towards an inferior, or Message from our Chairman, Sri P R Krishna feels sorry for a conThe biggest single problem in modern life is the lack of values. This lack of values pervades modern lives dition one cannot like a huge virus, affecting everything in its path. Everything from politics to business to religion to healtheven imagine onecare has been affected by it, and the results are there plain for all to see. self in - that is the As families become more and more insular, with no extended family support available, and as both parents feeling of pity. We often struggle to climb the ladder of economic prosperity, children are often the first victims of this strugpity a blind person, gle. This is ironic, since parents invariably point to the childrens welfare as being the sole driver of this for we don't know struggle. Yet, all too often, the children are sacrificed at this altar, and suffer. what blindness is. More and more, there is evidence that many modern malaises affecting children, such as learning disabiliWhen we rise higher, look at the other as an equal, can probably imagine ourselves in his condition, and feel a strong bond with him, then that pity converts itself into sympathy. When, however, we identify so totally with another that he suffers, and we feel the pain; he laughs, and joy suffuses our being; he is excited, and our heart leaps in exhilaration; then we are close to the condition that is called empathy. Chandrika Animals are, like us, endangered species on an endangered planet, and we are the ones who are endangering them, it, and ourselves.
ties, allergies, behavioural disturbances, all have their deep-rooted causes in childhood problems and trauma.

So brothers and sisters, everything depends on you not only your tomorrow, not only your next year; the state of the world depends on you.P Rajagopala-

This lack of balance and values is threatening the very core of society today, and there is an urgent need to address this problem and solve it, if we are to live in a planet that is peaceful and harmonious and where all citizens can live as brothers and sisters, with love being the common uniting force. In this environment, the most important education is an education in the values that we need to live our lives. While schools have long tried to educate children by giving them the skills to survive and succeed in their material lives, to feed, clothe and shelter themselves and their families, it is very rare to find a school that teaches these values. Omega International School was established for this very purpose by its founder, Shri. P. Rajagopalachari, President of Shri Ram Chandra Mission. The school strives to bring to life the view of the founder that, Omega strives to produce youngsters who are balanced, with soul, mind and body working in unison, with the soul guiding the mind in its activities and the body acting under the guidance of the mind. To this end, the school is working hard to establish a program of teaching values where the children learn these vales not as taught by their teachers, but rather through a journey where they discover these values by themselves in such a manner that the values become a part of their psyche. The VBSE program has class modules and programs for every age and class year, and supporting these are the other activities and programs that support the learning process. Starting with values like Health & Nutrition at a very young age, we progress on to Self-awareness and Selfmanagement, Sensitivity and Creativity, and, as the children grow older, to values like Environmental Morality, Love & Compassion, Citizenship, Truth & Wisdom and Peace & Justice. These are capped off finally by Spirituality. The last few values are all taught in the higher classes, when the children are in High School. The children also have classes in Life skills Activities, which teach them basic skills that they will need in life: Sewing, House-keeping, Laundry, Cooking, Basic office skills etc. Omega International School is perhaps unique in this respect also, that it tries to work as much with the teachers and staff as with the children, in the knowledge that, since the children observe the elders all the time, if they dont set a good example, the children will never imbibe the values and the whole thing will collapse.

The entire school is therefore a grand experiment to create the citizen of the future. I am very happy to say that the results are beginning to show. The children who have left the school after graduating are all living evidence of this. They have a heightened awareness of their environment and where they fit in it. They are balanced, more so than their peers, in that they are able to assign the right values to the various aspects of their lives. They have a larger bandwidth and are therefore better qualified to handle lifes challenges. They P Rajagopalachari have a keen sense of the balance between the material and spiritual sides to their lives and want to optimize their lives without compromising on one in favour of the other.

When the well is dry, we know the worth of water.

LMOISVBSE Newsletter. Anything you do, good or bad, reflects on the entire universe. In this consciousness if you continue
to work, and strive in your spiritual life, the world will automatically become a better place - P Rajagopalachari

Truth and Wisdom Health and Nutrition Love and Compassion

Student

Citizenship

Parents Teachers Society

Sensitivity and Creativity

Environmental Morality

Lets nurture with values.

Spirituality

Self Awareness and Self Management

Peace and Justice

Dear All, A plant needs water, air, soil, light and plenty of space to grow and become a tree, similarly a child needs many positive values to become a useful citizen of the world. Value based education has become the buzzword in educational institutions to inculcate moral and ethical values. At Omega our Value Based Spiritual Education curriculum stands unique in terms of facilitating students to explore values from class 1 to 12. Nine values have been identified and activities are taken up for each value, taking one value per month. We aim to incorporate an awareness of spiritual values into each activity that takes place in the VBSE classroom. Parents understand the importance of these values, which children are exposed to at Omega. Naturally, they have the greatest influence on their children, being their first and primary role models. We, therefore, welcome feedback from parents/staff members, stories, articles and ideas which may help in setting an example for children to follow. Together and united we can all make a positive change for making this world a better place for all beings. Thank you for Your Support, The VBSE Team

Empathy happens when your heart vibrates or resonates with the heart of another. We can develop this ability by feeling what is happening in another persons heart. Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. All things are bound together. All things connect.
Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.

LMOISVBSE Newsletter. Anything you do, good or bad, reflects on the entire universe. In this consciousness if you continue
to work, and strive in your spiritual life, the world will automatically become a better place - P Rajagopalachari

Environmental Morality

ines, conversion of fertile lands into desert are all due to the imbalance in the environThe word Environment is ment. This imbalance was derived from a Greek word which means Surroundings. created because of mans In the simple way, we can say abuse and exploitation of that environment is the atmos- natural resources. phere where all the organisms Now its time to repay our live. Thus everything that we see around us land, air, water, flora and the fauna consist of our environment. Any change in the environment is thus bound to disturb the harmony of the environment with its organisms. Problems like air pollution, water pollution, noise pollution, green-house effect, global debts to the Mother Nature warming , ozone depletion, by doing something worthlandslides, earthquakes, fam-

while to make her happy and peaceful. We the students have got a lot of energy and capacity to set the things in a right way. In this connection, I am very much fortunate to have a school which gives greater care and affection to the environment. My school not only gives education to students and makes their life healthy, but also gives life to lots and lots of trees. We are the future citizens of this great country and we have got greater responsibility to preserve the environmental morality of our country and the place we live in. We should take an oath to keep the places clean and also educate the people whom we meet to use the natural resources in a healthy and prosperous way.

K B Vijayaraghavan VIB

Forest has everything


It is the best pharmacy, Because there are medicinal plants that we can see, Like neem, eucalyptus and thulsi, There are many plants here spread like a sea. Forest is the best restaurant, It has healthy food even for an ant. Like fruits, vegetables, greens and It is the restaurant which is always vacant Forest is the best resource giving land. It gives us rubber from which we make rubber band. It gives us gum, wood, minerals and sand. To save these, together we stand Forest is the home for animals And even for birds and animals. They were our ancestors best pals But their skin is now sold in the malls. What can we do with this situation? We can stop hunting and deforestation Open the locks by using our mind keys. Everyone put up your hand and plant more trees. B. Kavya Shruthi VII E

Students learning the ecofriendly energy sources. Solar energy.


Environmental Morality involves making right choices in our lives - and practicing them - to protect the interests of the natural world, with particular emphasis on preserving the capacity of the environment to support human life.

My interview with my grandparents In olden days Kerosene lamps were used for light to work and study. Broken twigs were used for cooking food. Radios were used for entertainment. Only homemade foods were eaten by them. They washed clothes with their hands Daily they used idly flour by grinding every day. They drank fresh cows milk not packet milk They stored water in clay pots not in refrigerators. ShruthiV D

Water Prayer
Without you, how can I live? Its impossible. Now you have become my friend. I am thankful to you by not wasting the water given to me. M Sriraman IID

Three things in human life are important. The first is to be kind. The second is to be kind. And the third is to be kind Water is the best of all things.

LMOISVBSE Newsletter. Anything you do, good or bad, reflects on the entire universe. In this consciousness if you continue
to work, and strive in your spiritual life, the world will automatically become a better place - P Rajagopalachari

I am an ant. I am one of the smallest creatures. I live with my friends in a colony. Did you know ants never sleep? Yes, I never sleep and I work day and night to collect food. H Sundaresan II

Sapling for school

Ways to save Bees

Environmental morality in nature.


If the bee disappeared off the surface of the world then man would only have four years of life left. No more bees, no more pollination, no more plants, no more animals, no more man.

Be praised, My Lord, through Sister Water; she is very useful, and humble, and precious, and pure.

LMOISVBSE Newsletter. Anything you do, good or bad, reflects on the entire universe. In this consciousness if you continue
to work, and strive in your spiritual life, the world will automatically become a better place - P Rajagopalachari

Babuji used to say that Nature speaks. He used to stoop down and lift a small flower and say, "This speaks." He used to say, "If you look up at the sky or the stars, they speak to you." But do we know what they are speaking? Do we listen to them? Or are we just treating them as flowers and mud and water and air? We have lost the art of listening. P Rajagopalachari

Creativity using Trees

Different Types of leaves

Welfare of the world means, in todays language, the environment protect it from pollution, secure it. The world is going to be a dustbin. And who makes the world a dustbin? Not the elephants, not the lions, not the zebras; we human beings, who are supposed to be the highest as far as the ladder of evolution is concerned, so far. P Rajagopalachari

A tree is beautiful, but whats more, it has a right to life; like water, the sun and the stars,it is essential. Life on eart h is inconceivable without trees

LMOISVBSE Newsletter. Anything you do, good or bad, reflects on the entire universe. In this consciousness if you continue
to work, and strive in your spiritual life, the world will automatically become a better place - P Rajagopalachari

Here are our friends from the sea

We need to take care of elephants. In last 10 years, 318 elephants have been killed. How much elephants help us? Shouldnt we try to be the change? Dont our descendants have the right to see the elephants? Yr 1900>100,000 Yr 2000>50,000 Yr 2100>?? With no rewards in mind, help those who need it.
There is an old yogic statement that any one of us can exist on one fifth of what we consume today. It doesnt matter whom.

Vedant Mishra VII E

LMOISVBSE Newsletter. Anything you do, good or bad, reflects on the entire universe. In this consciousness if you continue
to work, and strive in your spiritual life, the world will automatically become a better place - P Rajagopalachari

BE SIMPLE AND IN TUNE WITH NATURE


The simpler we are, the closer we are to the nature. Being simple refers to our lives. We might have seen people with 10 houses or 5 hotels etc. which is more than we need. Being simple means having those things which is needed by us and keeping other things for fellow human beings. When we live as a simple farmer or a fisherman, we can enjoy the gifts from the nature, but in the busy lives, we have no time to look at the beautiful sun or moon. We cut trees everyday but we never think what they give us and how we can be thankful. Now in the present day world, there is an accumulation of unnatural resources and therefore mans closeness with nature has decreased. When we grow a garden in our house, we may try to be in tune with the nature. Keeping some grains for the birds will help us to get in tune with the nature. We can avoid using plastics to save nature. When we try to save nature, we are actually getting in tune with it. So live life simple and in tune with the nature.
RAGHAVI, XI D

It is important not to waste time, water, thoughts, food and energy


Our earth, the Blue Planet, has a myriad of secrets. Each crack and crevice of its surface has something new to offer. But at the rate at which it is going, may turn the BLUE PLANET brown. Human beings, its naive offspring is the cause of this phenomenon that will change the face of the earth. If we want to save our earth, we should start conserving the resources at personal level, which will lead to global level conservation. By cutting down millions of acres every year, water resources drying up, food resources going down the Save energy energy drain in the name of conshould be saved for the future sumption to be called as generations. Conservation and civilized person by the society. Every human being has alternative usage of the reto learn how to use natures Time is precious. If we waste our time, that time is sources should be followed to resources efficiently. This never back again. Any days work should not be postponed. save the present population. means minimum wastage Wealth can be lost but easily rebuilt; health lost, a little more Each human should strive to and maximum utilization. difficult; time lost, it is irrevocably lost. It is eternally lost. It satisfy their needs, rather than There is still hope for huis the only commodity which you cannot remake. their wants. manity. As total conservaEvery drop of water is important. Due to mans Dont tell lies and tion at an individual level irresponsiveness the water sources are drying up. The water dont have negative thoughts will definitely lead to conserresources are being polluted with an increase in the use of because thoughts lead to action. vation at the global level, chemical fertilizers, the concentration of nitrogen and phos- Positive thoughts will lead to every individual should take phates in the rivers, increase in the agricultural waste flows positive action. Negative up the responsibility of coninto the river. This should not lead to water water everythoughts and negative actions serving ones resources where not a drop to drink. There are places which lack are not conductive to your which will not only help drinking water. The best suggested way is using a bucket in- growth your spiritual develop- them but also contribute to stead of a hose pipe to clean ones car as it saves about 300 ment. save our own BLUE liters of water every time! PLANET from turning it Are we not wasting to brown. Dont eat too much because you are wasting food our valuable resources? Is this energy which you dont need. On the other hand, there are the meaning of being civilized? KRIPA.K, XIID
When we damage life forms, . we are destroying ourselves. Please remember we cannot damage these cosmic spectra except by damaging ourselves.

people who go to sleep with an empty stomach. Always remember the following quote We eat to live not live to eat.

LMOISVBSE Newsletter. Anything you do, good or bad, reflects on the entire universe. In this consciousness if you continue
to work, and strive in your spiritual life, the world will automatically become a better place - P Rajagopalachari

Water Conservation
Remember to use only the amount you actually need. From a group of water-consciousness people and encourage your friends and neighbours to be part of this group. Promote water conservation in community newsletters and on bulletin boards. Encourage your friends , neighbours and co-workers to also contribute. Encourage your family to keep looking for new ways to conserve water in and around your home. Make sure your home is leak-free. Many homes have leaking pipes that go unnoticed. Do not leave the tap running while you are brushing your teeth or soaping your face. When washing the car, use water from a bucket. Haritha VI G

We abuse land because we regard it as a commodity belonging to us. When we see land as a community to which we belong, we may begin to use it with love and respect.

LMOISVBSE Newsletter. Anything you do, good or bad, reflects on the entire universe. In this consciousness if you continue
to work, and strive in your spiritual life, the world will automatically become a better place - P Rajagopalachari

Bringing the World of Nature into my Classsroom Std 12 Project

THE ECO CAF PROJECT STD 11

Promoting Environmental Sustainability by preparing and serving locally produced, organic foods

When we burden the earth with our grossness, and it goes on accumulating, Nature wants to throw away all this grossness; and you have manifestations like earthquakes, the tsunami that we had a few days ago, wars, pestilence, large-scale illness. P Rajagopalachari

The superior man seeks what is right; the inferior one, what is profitable.

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Shubhangi VIIIA

Schools green lawn The natural way to trim at the same time feeding the cow to its content.

Flowers from Pista Shells and Pen stand from Paper roll from Gauri VIIID

Go Green Project encourage .


With the growing hazards of pollution, bio degradation and warnings of global warnings, turning eco friendly is not just the suggestion but the need of the moment. It has become very important to not waste any resource and especially if it is exhaustible in nature. So, with so many organizations and people urging us to become friendlier to environment, we students at omega launched the Go Green project with the help of science teachers and VBSE department . During VBSE classes, students made three coloured badges: Green for litter free classrooms, yellow needs to improve and Red for warning to STOP LITTERING. Every month a class takes responsibility to monitor cleanliness in the classrooms and on campus. Buses also get Litter Free Bus certificates. YOU MUST BE THE CHANGE YOU WISH TO SEE IN THE WORLD said Mahatma Gandhiji. Let each one of us be the change we want to see around the world . LETS GO GREEN. Spread the wordGo Green! Motivate our families and friends.

Go Green launch for the year 2013-14 in the school


A tree is beautiful, but whats more, it has a right to life; like water, the sun and the stars, it is essential. Life on earth is inconceivable without trees

Eliminate the concept of waste not reduce, minimize, or avoid waste. but eliminate the very concept: by design.

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OMEGA GIVEAWAY CAMPAIGN


Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love. Lao Tzu Dearest Parents and Staff, The Omega Giveaway Campaign is a wonderful opportunity for all to help the poorer section of our community. Every month we donate useful items to local orphanages, government schools and charity organizations. At Omega, we wish to instill the spirit of giving in all our students and teach them that it is our human duty to show compassion for our fellow brothers and sisters. You are also welcome to show your love and generosity by sending the items listed each month to the VBSE Classrooms and IGCSE Staff Rooms. Thank you for your support. Yours Faithfully, Omega Students
JUNE JULY AUGUST New/Used Washed and Ironed Cloth ing (all ages)/Bed Sheets Health Drink e.g. Horlicks, Complan Toothbrush, toothpaste or soap, Health Drinks

SEPTEMBER Gel/Ball Point Ink Pen, Pocket Diction ary OCTOBER NOVEMBER DECEMBER JANUARY FEBRUARY MARCH APRIL New and Used Story Books Water Bottle /Lunch Boxes Toys/Sports Equipment e.g.. Skipping Rope, Ball... Pencils/Erasers Notebooks Story Books/Used Text Books New and Used School Bags

Our visit to Christ Faith Home


Some of the students of VI and VII std. went to Christ Faith Home, an orphanage in Manapakkam, for the Omega Giveaway Campaign. 30 boxes of clothes were donated, which were collected by staff and students. We gave a variety entertainment programme for those children. Some of the children were physically challenged. Our hearts are still with them but they are confident about their studies, life, their aims and dreams. To our surprise they entertained us with a dance performance which was amazing. We saw those babies who were abandoned by their parents. I really think that it was a golden opportunity our school gave us to know about the realities of life. Lets think for a minute how privileged we are to have lovely parents, family and good teachers. Let's be generous and fulfill our duty to the underprivileged people through our Omega Giveaway Campaign. Service to Humanity is Service to God Himself. Sakthivel VIB
As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.

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Omega Giveaway campaign at Christ Faith Home, Manapakkam.

Omega Giveaway Campaign contributions till now


2012-13 Academic year Prema Vasam Clothes/Stationary items Salvation Army Clothes Panchayat Union Middle School Dictionaries/Stationary items/Bags Thanjavur Blind School Rice/Lunch Box/ Stationary/ Books/Clothes. Faith Home, Porur Clothes/Text Books 2013-2014(till Oct.2013)

Students with babies of the Christ Faith Home.


"Most people do not listen with the intent to understand; they listen with the intent to reply. They're either speaking or preparing to speak.."

Panchayat Union Middle School Clothes, Sports items Christ Faith Home, Manapakkam - Clothes, Sports items Lucky Thai Illam Clothes / Tooth brushes/pastes, soaps Prema VasamHealth drinks/Tooth brushes/pastes, soaps

Before you criticize someone, walk a mile in his/her shoes

We cannot do great things on this Earth, only small things with great love.

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UNFORGETTABLE EXPERIENCE As part of Omega Giveaway Campaign, we visited a local govt school in Kolapakkam. I was not actually excited to visit an unknown govt school and not interested in this type of visit. But, when I reached there my heart melted on those kids. They didnt have proper footwear, nor they were dressed smartly! I really felt pity on those kids and decided to do something for them, to make them happy. We took photos and gave them greeting cards and some clothes, sports items from our school. We had lot of fun playing Dodge ball, ring-a-ring-a-roses and Kho-Kho. Boys played cricket. We entertained them well and made them happy. We were indeed successful in our work and made them also feel a part of us.

I actually wanted the time to stop there, and never start. I didn't want to leave their company. I just felt proud that I am in Omega school and am doing this job. Govt. High School Even they felt the same and pleaded us not to go back. We made them feel good and told them that we will soon visit them. They were happy after hearing that. We then bid goodbye to them. I felt really happy and was bursting to tell my experience to my friends. We reached our school and never could forget that wonderful experience with those kids. YashaVIIIE It was the most happiest moment and the saddest was when we left. I thank my school that they took me there or else I wouldnt have understood many things. VijitaVIIIE Though they didnt have most of the facilities we have, they were very content with what they had. The faces of the children were lit with brilliant smiles when we entered their class of 8th std. S MeenalochaniVIIIE

Omega Giveaway campaign at Kolapakkam

Playing with Kolapakkam Govt School students

Buddy Time with UKG students


I expect to pass through life but once. If therefore, there be any kindness I can show, or any good thing I can do to any fellow being, let me do it now, and not defer or neglect it, as I shall not pass this way again.

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As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.

My acts of kindness
I helped a postman by giving him water when he was thirsty. Once I went to the shop to buy something, that time a foreigner came and asked for a blue and black gel pen but the shopkeeper couldnt understand. I helped the shopkeeper by translating it in Tamil. I helped a flower seller to lift her basket. YashashiviniVIIC When I went to a temple, I looked after a poor ladys belongings when she went to collect Prasadam. I helped my mother clean the house. I stopped my neighbor from hitting a dog and advised him not to hurt any creature. B. Kavya Shruthi VII E Once I saw some boys crowded at one place with sticks and I just wanted to know what was going on. I came to know that they were beating a small rat, as I was the oldest over there I had the courage to scold them and so I scolded them and carried the rat in my hand and left him near his hole. Rishima Joshi VI A Recently, we all had gone to a section in the fourth std to help children as part of love and compassion. Initially I took care of a row in which everyone were working perfectly and gave me less work. After sometime, the teacher told me to take care of a boy. When I tried to help him he ignored me. Hence I waited for my chance and when he shouted at people who were blocking his view I got it. I told him that this is why I Performing a skit Love and Compassion will stay near him and help. Then he slowly uttered, 'OK'. Man! what a relieving moment it was! After that I realized the importance of patience We are four members in our The story of Love and loved serving. family including me and my A fragrance of love never stops to spread Vignesh VIIIA brother. My father and mother It just spreads from one to another. always taught me how important is family members co-operation. A tree of love never stops to grow I learnt it from my mom and dad It just grows on and on and on as they help each other so much. A river of love never stops to flow We as a family and a team on It just flows and keeps flowing without polluholidays, we all cook together. tion My father helps my mother in A thread of love never stops to untie getting vegetables from the nearIt simply gets tangled into relationships est grocery store. Me and my A fruit of love never stops to sweeten brother take the responsibility to It simply cheers up your mood. cut vegetables. Helping children in INDIGO class. P Sukumari IVH

Helping hands in the school kitchen as an act of kindness for a day.

Subhangi Anmol (VIII C)

Kindness in giving creates love.

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My visit to an old age home


I really had an awesome experience visiting an old age house and orphanage both were at same place. I usually dont visit this kind of places but for some special occasion like my Birthday, since I dont feel like celebrating my Birthday I visited. When I went there I saw many children playing and some were just coming from school and the old people had their own fun by playing in door games. I directly went inside the office, wrote my name and donated a full pack of rice of 10 kg along with my father. I was very excited to go inside and play with children there. As we went inside the head of the orphanage made me to introduce to all the children. I played a lot with them, I even bought toys and we played with them, we played games like musical chair, etc. After that I went to old age home where I played with old grandpas and grandmas, we played games like carom, chess, etc. While it was time to leave orphanage, they gave me a card which was made by all the people of there. Suraj VIII F MY ONLY RELIGION My only religion is compassion, my only god is love... My spiritual path is the path of service... and because of these three principles, I celebrate the diverse expressions of that love in the many traditions of the world.
--Nilofer VIII E

Playing with our Euro


One day me and my friend were cycling and enjoying the Sunday evening. On the way I saw a small puppy. It was a cute one, it was I think some 2-3 months old. It looked as if it had been starving for weeks as its ribs were seen. When we went near it, it got afraid and ran away. We followed it and it was standing there looking at me closely. My friend took out the Bourbon biscuit and tore the packet and took out the biscuit and gave it to the puppy. It came near it sniffed it and ate it happily. It came near us and showed its innocent face by putting its ear down and looked in our face with the teary big eyes. My friend took all the biscuits and gave to the puppy. It wagged its tail happily and ate all the biscuits. We named it as Euro. We had a good time with it. We played with it, bottle chase. We taught him to do Hi-five. If we show our hand, it will raise its front legs and touch our palm which looked like a high-five. I saw that Euro was very happy playing with us as it wagged its tail, this made me happy too. Atul Gopinathan VIII F

'Love and Compassion'


The match made in heaven is about sharing and being caring. Its about showing gratitude And not any negative attitude. Love to grow and compassion to share to let people know that you will always be there. So lets join our hands together and make a pledge we will follow forever that we will let love and compassion shower and make it blossom like our host flower. Mithila - IX A, IGCSE

If you want others to be happy, practise compassion. If you want to be happy, practise compassion. In the practice of tolerance, one's enemy is the best teacher.

When you judge others, you have no time to love them.

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Maria VIII A IGCSE

Place where I can practice love and compassion The Ashram

Kabir at once the child of Allah and of Ram


O SERVANT, where dost thou seek Me? Lo! I am beside thee. I am neither in temple nor in mosque: I am neither in Kaaba nor in Kailash: Neither am I in rites and ceremonies, nor in Yoga and renunciation. If thou art a true seeker, thou shalt at once see Me: thou shalt meet Me in a moment of time. Kabir says, "O Sadhu! God is the breath of all breath." When you love, it is not anymore a sacrifice; it is something that you do very naturally, very spontaneously, like a mother does for her children. P Rajagopalachari

Friends, I have, so far, met 15 million youth in a decade's time. I learnt, "every youth wants to be unique, that is, YOU! But the world all around you, is doing its best, day and night, to make you just "everybody else". In the home, dear young fellows you are asked by your parents to be like neighbours' children for scoring good marks. When you go to school, your teacher says "why not you become like the first five rankers in the class". Wherever you go, they are saying "you have to be somebody else or everybody else". Now, dear young friends, how many of you would like to be unique yourself. The challenge, my young friends, is that you have to fight the hardest battle, which any human being can ever imagine to fight; and never stop fighting until you arrive at your destined place, that is, a UNIQUE YOU!

Love and Kindness


The love and the kind Are easy to find Early in age Come to the sage They have lived life Without using a knife I hope I live long With these two along. Madhumitha VI G

Dr APJ Abdul Kalam

Kindness is a language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see .