Archive for February 20, 2014

A Heritage Walk To Jhanda Sahib Gurudwara

  The students of Classes 6,7 8 went for a heritage walk organized by ‘SPIC MACAY’ to Jhanda Sahib Gurudwara, Dehradun on 16 th  Feb’14. The visit to this historical place was of course historically relevant as well as informative .A guide appointed by SPIC MACAY pursued the ‘Heritage Walk’ taking a lot of pride in informing our students about the relevance of the place as well as its history.

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The students prepared the following write up as per the knowledge gained from the guide :

The present town of Dehradun was founded in the early eighteenth century by Ram Rai, the elder son of seventh Sikh Guru, Guru Har Rai, who came to the area in 1675. Dera (Dehra) refers to a camp, while Dun is a reference to a local term used for a river valley between a smaller mountain range (Shivaliks) and the main Himalayas.

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Sikh Guru Har Rai died in 1661 leaving behind two sons, Ram Rai and Harkishen. Both claimed succession, but because Ram Rai was son of a handmaiden, Harkishen was preferred over his brother. Ram Rai, however, refused to abide by the judgement and differences ran so high that the matter was referred to Aurangzeb for arbitration. Aurangzeb also cast his vote in favour of Harkishen and sent Ram Rai away. He, however, did not abandon the pretension of Ram Rai to the spiritual leadership of his sect. Harkishen died in 1664 and was succeeded by his uncle Teg Bahadur. Ram Rai again pressed for his claim and posed a threat not only to his position but also to his life. Teg Bahadur was however, arrested and executed in 1675.

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Aurangzeb also directed Ram Rai to retire to wilderness and refrain from meddling in public affairs or face the same fate. Following the emperor’s directive Ram Rai resided for a short time at Kandli on the Tons and then settled down in Kharbara. In order to find a suitable location for his camp he dedicated to pitch a Jhanda tied to a javelin. The spot in village Dhamwala, where his javelin pierced the earth became the dera (base camp) of the guru and is known as Jhanda Sahib. Marking this settlement is a Gurudwara called ‘Ram Rai Darbar’ a seat of the Udasi sect. Guru Ram Rai ji’s seat is still here and a Mahant ji is the head of the Gurudwara. Every year a fair is held here known as Jhanda Mela on the fifth day of Holi- a festival of colors in the sacred memory of the revered Guru.

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The art form of the region have greatly influenced the wall paintings at the Durbar Sahib were painted in three phases, from early 17th century to middle of the 19th century. They are a sight to behold. The Archaeological Survey of India has taken up the restoration of Darbar Sahib’s wall paintings depicting the Mughal, Rajasthani and Kangra style of mural paintings. subjects. Most prominent are scenes from the Mahabharat, Gita, Krishna Leela and Ramayan. Besides Noor Jahan, Heer-Ranjha and Laila-Majnu, some Britishers also find place in the paintings of the famous Durbar Sahib.

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The construction of the Durbar was initiated by the Guru’s wife Mata Punjab Kaur in 1676 and was completed in 1699. and is modelled on the tomb of the Mughal Emperor Jehangir. Not to be missed within is the ‘Dehra’ of Mata Punjab Kaur:

Founder’s Day Play at SelaQui International School: The Leading Boarding School

 No doubt Founder’s Day is one of the most important days in the history of a school and same goes with SelaQui International School (The Renowned Boarding School in India). It is traditionally a very important day in the school calendar and it offers an opportunity for students, school staffs and other stakeholders to meet and commemorate.

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 This is an opportunity where people get to know who the helping hands behind the school are and what vision they do have with the school. This is the time where all of the members come to know about those people who bequeathed resources to the development of the institute.

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 We started our journey a decade back with an aim to offer quality education and training to kids and students who is looking for quality education with cutting-edge technologies.

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 Founders’ Day is traditionally a very important day in the school calendar when members of the school community – students, governors, staff and friends – meet to commemorate those who founded the school and who have bequeathed resources to its development. SelaQui International School also celebrated its Founder Day event and it was a great experience where students played one of the most popular plays of Shakespeare the “Seven Ages of Man”.

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 SelaQui International School showcased an English Play the “Seven Ages of Man”. The Founder’s Play was an adaptation from Shakespeare’s drama, “As You like It”. Seven ages of man is a soliloquy by Othello within the drama. We at SelaQui International School had elaborated on this concept and expanded it through dialogues. Each stage of man was a scene in itself. The protagonist of the play Albert lived his seven ages of life, “from birth to dust” while trying to find a connect with the diverse audience. A special addition to the play was the live performance of the school choir through every stage.

 

Farewell Ceremony Celebration at SelaQui International School: The Renowned Boarding School

mysterious are the ways of god. Man’s creation on earth is all the more mysterious. The sheer reality of our life on earth is that one moment we laugh in joy and the next moment we burst in tears. Actually, our earthly life is just like a bubble. Many an event of joy and sorrow of our life lies stored up in the pages of our memory. But all of them are not equally important and worth memorizing to us. Most of them among them more than often peep through the window of our mind’s eye and give us either joy or sorrow.

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School Farewell was on the eighth of February 2014, our school witnessed its farewell party hosted by the students of Class Eleven and dedicated to the Class Twelve students of SelaQui international School.

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The day started with great excitement and merriment, as all the Class Twelve students dressed up to their glamorous best and arrived for the ribbon cutting ceremony: the boys looked dashing in their tuxedos and the girls, who never fail to put on a show, were draped in gorgeous saris bought for the occasion

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It is often said that the best period in the life of anyone is the time that one spends at school. This is, undoubtedly, golden era, which one recollects nostalgically for the rest of his stay in the world.

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The farewell had to take place in our school assembly area, decorated with strips of paper, balloons and fancy lights. The theme for the same was white & blue. The seats were arranged in a semi-circle. There were chairs for teachers and other inmates of the school.

Though there was an atmosphere of joy and excitement, yet it was tinged with an air of melancholy and sadness. All out-going students were in their best civil dress. This was the first time in the span of years that they were not wearing their school uniform. Though sad, but feeling great, they all occupied their seats and the function started.

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The hosts for the evening were Abhishek, Abhinav, Tejaswini, Rakshanda. There were dances, singing solo dance performances, conferring the titles on and all. Binyo, class XI, girl popularly called the ‘Indian Skylark’ because of her passion for singing sang ‘KABHI ALVIDA NA KEHNA’ & few more touching numbers. Some of them sang folk songs and danced a rig.

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It included mouth­watering, tasty dishes and drinks. After the party, programs of entertainment were put up for our amusement and recreation by the hosting party.

Along with these delicacies, coffee was also served. Some of the students had left the merry-making to collect autographs of their beloved teachers. The same was followed by dinner and DJ night.

It was then that the Eleventh and Twelfth Standards felt the real pain of separation and grief washing over them when they witnessed the presentation that connected them to the school memories.

They felt desperate to hold on to these last few precious moments of togetherness and tears rolled down their cheeks. The girls, with their mascara lined eyes filled with tears, forgot their worries about spoiling their outfits and clung on to each other to share their sorrow mixed with salty water. The boys tried to remain calm and composure but the atmosphere was one of mourning.

Finally, the Eleventh Standard had to at last let go of the seniors, the backbone of our school, after years of living together, eating together, laughing at silly pranks and crying over bitter fights. We had to take heart and wish them all the luck for their future endeavor. There ended a beautiful day marked with both happiness and sorrow and lots and lots of love.

 

 

 

Celebration of Investiture Ceremony at SelaQui International Schools: The Renowned Boarding School in India

Investiture ceremony is one of those events that hold an utmost importance for everyone associated with the school or institute. The ceremony is important as it offers an opportunity for various stakeholders to exercise their roles and responsibilities. Moving on the same line SelaQui International School, one of the renowned boarding schools in India celebrated its Investiture Ceremony on 5 th Feb’14 wherein a new set of appointees were appointed and designated with various positions to exercise their authority and responsibility for the ensuing year. The honors to the student appointees were given by Vice Chairman Sir (Gen.Basant), Headmaster Sir (Mr. Rohit Pathak).

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The Torch of ‘The School Captain’ was handed over by Abhay Pratap to Rijul Mittal;

The School Head Girl chosen: Lamer;

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 Agni House Captain: Lucas Rambai; Agni House Vice Captain: Rakshanda ;

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Akash House Captain: Shreyansh Pandey; Akash House Vice-Captain:Medum

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Jal House captain: Abhishek Pal, Jal house Vice Captain: Livingstone;

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 Prithvi House Captain: Shreyansh Sharma, Prithvi House Vice Captain:Zernia

 The Senior House Master, Mrs. Janice Furtado, introduced the senate. She advised the students to be the architects of the future and builders of a collective vision, thereby leaving behind a legacy for all to cherish.

Republic Day Celebration at SelaQui International School: The Renowned Boarding School…!

26th January 1950  is one of the most important days in Indian history as it was on this day the constitution of India came into force and India became a truly sovereign state. In this day India became a totally republican unit. The country finally realized the dream of Mahatma Gandhi and the numerous freedom fighters who, fought for and sacrificed their lives for the Independence of their country. So, the 26th of January was decreed a national holiday and has been recognized and celebrated as the Republic Day of India, ever since.

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At SelaQui International School We celebrated the 63rd Republic Day with full enthusiasm and patriotic fervor. The Head Master started the ceremony with the hoisting of the National Flag  followed by the National Anthem. The students of classes IX, X contributed towards the celebration of the day by singing patriotic songs and by briefing us about the relevance and importance of this Day.

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