July

18Jul2019

Tring, Tring, Tring…..

Let that phone ring

Such a distraction is that phone

Leave it home.

Oh, that computer is calling

But it won’t catch you falling,

Apps on these iPads

Won’t fill in for our fads,

Mia and me the fancy bun

Cannot replace time spent with my mum.

This technological race

Will definitely disturb our pace

Run Run Run

Life in front of the screen is no fun!

 

18Jul2019

Hi readers! I am Shreyas Krishna studying in Grade 5I. During the academic year 2018-19, I participated in the Olympiad (NSO, NCO, IMO and IEO) exams. It was the first ever attempt for Olympiad Exams.

I prepared, practised and worked hard to achieve feat in all the Olympiads and I am happy that I came out with flying colours in NCO and NSO. Here are my achievements:

National Science Olympiad(NSO):

City Rank: 1st

Awarded with Medal of Distinction+ Participation Certificate

 

National Cyber Olympiad(NCO):

City Rank: 1st

Awarded with School Gold Medal + Participation Certificate

18Jul2019

Every adult reminisces the memory he or she has cherished during his/her childhood. Even though the topic is either memory or achievements, I would love to write or recall one of my beautiful memories of childhood that I considered as my first and best achievement.

Every child remembers their grandparents specially mothers side a lot than the fathers. I’m no exception. I have very fond memories of my Ammumma (mom’s mom) that’s how we call her. I still remember her smile and the way she used to touch my hair. I have never seen my ammumma losing temper to any of her 8 children or to her grandchildren. I loved the way she sings during any function in the family of relatives and friends. I loved her cooking and the way she pleats her saree. I always wanted to be like her, soft spoken, ready made smile on lips.

One memory I always cherish is when I moved to 5th grade, she called me one day and asked me “Meera, do you know to write in Tamil properly now?” I replied, “Yes ammumma.” She gave me an inland letter and said ,”I want to write a letter to your aunt, can you help me?” I agreed. She gave her big smile to me and started dictating me about the contents very slowly. I was so nervous because that was my practical letter writing unlike school ones. I made few mistakes while writing and she was patiently assisting me, guiding me. By the end of the letter, when there was place for one line, she asked me to write, that this letter was written by Meera and dictated by her ammummma. That was my biggest achievement. I gave her a big smile filled with gratitude. My First letter and even though there were mistakes, she gave credit to me; she included me in that letter whole heartedly. When I look back while writing this, I can feel how big her heart was to make me write that line.

From that day till grade 8, I was the official letter writer to my ammumma. Every letter she made me write that line, sometimes when there’s no space; she will ask me to write that particular line on the flap sides of the letter.

I might have written somewhere around 50 letters for her. All the letters are so important to me, it made me read her mind, her joys, sorrows, anguish and her day to day activities. These letters helped to build a rapport with her and as far as I’m concerned I’m her favorite granddaughter.

These days technology has improved and we convey whatever there in our mind via Whats App and telephonic conversation. Letters are always special. It always gives a feeling that someone ought there is thinking about you and waiting for your reply even if it takes 15 to 20 days. I had the habit of writing letters to my mom, even after moving to Dubai and I still cherish the letters that I received from her.

After a certain point of time in life, when all the achievements you achieved has turned to a memory and all the memories that you cherish turned into achievements, you feel you have maintained a balance and smile.

This memory of my childhood is my first and best achievement. I thank the DPS Buzz, Editorial  Board  to  give me an opportunity to recall this beautiful memory.

18Jul2019

Eid or Ramadan are celebrated worldwide by Muslims. It’s considered as the holiest month of the year. It is a festival that depicts unity, compassion and a sense of oneness in all. Unity is the way to find the spirit of Ramadan or Eid.

The special month of Ramadan and EID…

  • Muslims fast during Ramadan.
  • Dubai set up iftar tents near mosques.
  • Everyone breaks their fast at a certain time of the day called Iftar
  • Eid ul Fitr is the day when the Muslims break their month long fasting, visit relatives and friends, enjoy feasts and wish each other Eid Mubarak.
  • The whole month of Ramadan is spent chanting God’s name, by reciting verses of Qur’an and completing their duties and responsibilities irrespective of the fasting for the whole day.

Eid is also known for one more aspect. It is Tawafeeq(ta-waa-fee-eq) means unity.

UAE Government and various NGO’s provide food and water packets to the needy (workers and labourers) who serve the country irrespective of summer or winter, day or night.

One more aspect of unity which I noticed here is that the other communities also respect and form a bonding by not drinking or eating any food in front of people who fast. Most of the restaurants are closed till iftar time as a mark of respect.

At my father’s office also most of the other community people  fast  too as a sign of respect.

In a recent video I watched that here in Dubai, the Gurudwara (house of God) during the iftar time arrange for our Muslim brothers to pray and prepare special meals for them.

I was amazed to see that video. Therefore, I love Ramadan and Eid in Dubai. The holy month teaches unity and hope.

 

17Jul2019

 

Physical education is the only subject that makes your heart race…”

I am going to talk about the misconception and importance of physical education.

People think it as physical training, drills which are also called as P.T. EXERCISES.

It is wrong, this phrase is used by forces to produce fighters.

Other consider physical education as playing activity like football, hockey, races and other competitive activities. Whereas this is also not true. Few consider physical education is meant only for recreation, fun and enjoyment.

In fact these wrong opinions have led to many misconception about the subject..

Let me clear all…

Rest period: People think it is the rest period and does not have any academic value. This opinion is also wrong as this subject is very demanding in coming time and has academic values.

It has a defined curriculum which involves theory as well as practicals. Thus, it is not a rest period.

Wastage of time: Games and sports require special type of equipment, apparatus, playfield etc which are costly.

Leads to indiscipline-Opinion are totally wrong. Good sportsperson always behaves in a disciplined manner and follow rules and regulations. This forms a habit of staying disciplined in the other field and in a real life also.

These are some misconception about them..

I will tell you one story related to my profession. It is related to me only

I was the topper in my 1st year of college but the drawback was I never used to attend the lectures.

In physical education colleges you should have 75% of compulsory attendance, but I never took it seriously.  One fine day my lecturer called me up and said, “You have to attend the morning classes regularly.”

As I reached the class next day, he told me that I am the topper of the Bachelor’s Degree (1st year), but   he also asked me to take a full round on my knees around the ground.

The ground was made of concrete and it was paining like anything, I was in extreme  pain, but being a true sportsperson, I did it and completed the 400m track, one full round..

So, this subject teaches determination and a lot of discipline..

After working in Gulf, once when I went back to my native place, my college from where I graduated, the same lecturer treated me as a chief guest. He asked me to address the young new batch and share with them, how I came up to this level.

It is my perseverance, dedication and the true sportsperson’s spirit which led me to my road of success and compelled those young pupil to consider me as a chief guest in my own college..

It’s sad to share that so many of my good friend are working at petrol pump, some of them are working as a tourist guide. It is very painful.

At the end, I request you all to involve the young energetic generation in any one physical activity of their interest.

Please take physical education as an important subject for the overall development of the child.

17Jul2019

As Walter Winchell said, “The real friend is the one who walks in, when the rest of the world walks out”. It is important to have good friends, as it is to have family. Good friends help, guide and support us in every walks of life. It is rightly said, “friends are family we choose ourselves”.

Having new friends is a sign of bringing new confidence and energy in life. Having friends gives us energy to laugh. Friendship teach us a lot in life and make us stronger and happier every day. Friendship helps in making us understand and develop the habit of sharing and caring.

Having great friends to share our life is a great gift. Those who have true friends are blessed people. Friends are sources of happiness. Friends give us emotional support. They always help us in difficult times and make us feel special. So, it is very well said that “A friend in need is a friend indeed”

A new friend or old friend or any friend is always bringing positive and new energy. I am blessed to have bunch of true friends in my life. They bring new energy, new ideas and new hope in my life everyday and make my life amazing and full of fun.

17Jul2019

One day I was playing on my I-pad for a long time, suddenly my eyes started watering and itching. I went to the washroom and saw that my eyes were red. I went to my parents and they took me to the clinic and the doctor said that I was staring at the blue-light of the I-pad for a long time so, the doctor suggested that I should go for digital detox . I went home and researched about digital detox .

Then I understood that digital detox is a period of time during when a person refrains from using electronic devices such as smart phones, I-pads or computers. I decided to apply the ways of digital detox as the doctor suggested. I started putting away my I-pad during my meals, limited myself to one screen at a time. Now that I learned my lesson, I started educating my friends on the benefits of digital detox, so that they do not face a similar problem.

17Jul2019

Once there was a boy named Harry. He was an excellent student in the school. One day at the end of his first term, his parents bought him a computer because he scored outstanding scores in all subjects. Little did his parents know that buying Harry a computer was a big mistake. When he got his computer delivered, he charged it and started installing games. After he got the computer, his sleep was very much affected as he always woke up early to play the games. He also was losing his eyesight. His parents had to buy him a new glass every two weeks because of the amount of time he looks at the screen. When the second term started, he was very dull in studies. He could not concentrate in class as he was very sleepy and always dreamt about going home and playing on his computer.

Every day after reaching home from school he used to throw his bag and play on his computer. He never did his homework and didn’t even try to complete it in class. After his exams came, he was almost like brainless zombie.

He was not physically fit nor mentally fit and he couldn’t see a thing. Because of this, he failed in most of his subject. One day his parents got a call from the school community and they told Harry’s parents about his condition.

When they reached their home, Harry was playing on his computer. His father turned the computer off and asked him to only use the computer for educational purposes and deleted all the games. Because of this depression Harry banged his head on the wall and fainted. His parents took Harry’s unconscious body to a Psychiatrist to be treated. [ a doctor who treats mind problems]. The Psychiatrist did some treatment and said to his parents he had been addicted to the games he installed and couldn’t concentrate on anything other than video games in his life. When Harry got discharged from the hospital, he rediscovered his potentials and was the same smart Harry again.

So, I prefer you read books and play games which do not involve any electrical gadgets, during your leisure hours. Be in nature, do something to protect and save our environment, like planting more trees and e-waste recycling.