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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.