INTRODUCTION TO SEWA
“Carry out a random act of kindness, with no expectation of reward.” – Diana, Princess of Wales.
In the session held on June 28, 2022, Grade 9, 10, PUC1 and PUC2 were introduced to SEWA (Social Empowerment through Work education and Action) by our honorable Chief Guest Yogesh sir, who is also part of our esteemed Deens institution. He is a Physical Education teacher at the Deens Whitefield Campus. Being socially well experienced, he was a part of the Corona warriors , deceased task force and he worked for the NDA. Throughout his life he has helped people and worked for the welfare of the society. He also volunteers as a traffic warden everyday and he has been the first respondent to various bomb blasts and floods across Karnataka.
SEWA should be an important part of all our lives. ‘Tan, Man, Dhan’ are the core principles of SEWA, which states that one should provide physical, emotional and financial support to the ones in need. It should not be a compulsion, rather a duty.
A few SEWA activities which you can undertake are-
- Teaching the underprivileged kids
- Creating awareness about traffic rules
- Planting trees, to save the environment
- Fundraising to provide financial support to those in need
Yogesh sir stands as an inspiration for all of us to volunteer for the betterment of the society. The session ended with a quick round of questions. We thank Yogesh sir for spending his valuable time with us and sharing wonderful insights on SEWA.
Pictures and video on https://photos.app.goo.gl/P4Fji3btmGUenjVA7
Event: World Environment DayDate: 5th June 2020One of the first conditions of happiness is that the link between man and nature shall not be broken” -Leo Tolstoy,
We at Deens PU College celebrated World Environment Day. An online presentation competition planned by the teachers for the students.
Organizer : Trisha C – PU2 CommerceParticipants:
- Komal – PU-1 Humanities: What is World Environment Day?
- Maanya – PU-1 Commerce: Who started World Environment Day and why?
- Ranjitha – PU-2 Commerce: What is the importance of current year’s theme?
- Arushree – PU-1 Science: What is biodiversity?
- Ripaanzal – PU-2 Science: Why should we care about biodiversity?
WHEN DEDICATION AND CURIOSITY MEETS KNOWLEDGE
The second edition of Hindi Diwas celebration for PUC-I and PUC-II happened this year as well. We celebrated on 11th September 2021 .The event started off with a smooth hosting and the maiden event was Prarthana and followed by Pratigya and Suvichar. Students presented Bhashan and Kavita on Hindi Diwas, Vaad-Vivad on multiple topics (“Hindi Ko Rashtriya Bhasha Ke Roop Mein Swikriti Milni Chahiye, Ya Nahin”; “Vartmaan Shiksha Yuvaon Ko Bhavisya Ke Liye Taiyaar Karti Hai Ya Nahin”; “Bharatiya Matribhashaon Ko Sametti Angrezi”; “Rashtrabhasha Ke Bina Rashtra Goonga Hai”), finished off with a beautiful Kathak Dance.
Wealth out of Waste
PUC2 students had participated in an activity “Wealth Out of Waste ” .The objective of the activity was to make effective use of lockdown and destress themselves from the mundane routine.
The answer to these questions can be found in this presentation that provides information relating to taxes and budget with its importance and features. This presentation is an effort by Riya K. and Aadhya Soni of PUC1 Commerce , Deens PU college with hopes to clear any doubts one may have with reference to the budget.
Auxiliary activities within the curriculum:
The College offers opportunities, within the curriculum, (project-based learning, newspaper review, Case studies, Guest lectures etc), through academic competitions within the campus- Stock exchange simulation, MUN, Debates etc.
We also encourage students to participate in n outside through interschool competitions, MUN’s, quizzes, science fairs and District level competitions which are organised for academic and non-academic competitions for a range of activities like music, dance, yoga, art, craft, drama and theatre, quiz, basketball, cricket, football and athletics.
Student representative board
At Deens College, we empower students with additional responsibilities, thereby helping them to overcome their fears and emerge as leaders. Being a leader is not about being liked, it’s about doing what is right. It is rightly said that “a leader is one who knows the way, goes the way and shows the way.
Each academic session has an elected Student representative and class representatives who organise events and assemblies within and outside college.
The Deens College assemblies are often much more than a regular morning gathering of prayer and news reading. Our assemblies offer an opportunity for every child to come up and address the gathering atleast once a year. Assemblies have values presented from stories and each class presents a program on festivals like Independence day, Dushera and Christmas. Students pick a topic they are passionate about and present a student talk.
Every Year has a theme: This year its FIT DEENS (Mental, Physical and Environmentally) : On a subtle but powerful level the reiteration of the theme value is a reminder of its importance of each individual pupil including their individual thoughts and abilities. Overall the assembly helps student start the day with some positive note.
Life Skill Activities :
Every class has a life skill period every week. Here the class teacher/ Career or Student counsellor or mentor teacher facilitates a discussion or activity to enhance an age appropriate life skill. They include work experience and entrepreneurial activities, reflection exercises, image workshops on etiquette, Emergency and disaster relief,, environmentally sensitive topics segregation of waste, etc.. All Students of College need to provide evidence 2-3 hours of compulsory social or community work .
The Student council consists of the President , Vice President and Sports Captain. Each House in addition to their Captain , Vice Captain and Prefects also has Cultural Ministers, Discipline directors and News and Media representatives who coordinate with the staff and management for student discipline, activities and events etc. Click for more details …
Life Skill Activities :
Every class has a life skill period every week. Here the class teacher or mentor teacher facilitates a discussion or activity to enhance an age appropriate life skill. They include using a fork and knife, folding a shirt, basic first aid, checking expiry dates on consumables, segregation of waste, peeling and grating vegetables etc.. Students of grades 6-12 need to provide evidence 2-3 hours of compulsory social or community work in addition to assisting class teachers in maintaining the classroom, coordinating Parent teacher meetings etc.
The Deens school assemblies are often much more than a regular morning gathering of prayer and news reading. Our School assemblies offer an opportunity for every child to come up and address the gathering atleast once a year. The KiDeens Assemblies have values presented from stories and each class presents an asembly on festivals like Independence day, Dushera and Christmas. Senior students pick a topic they are passionate about and present a student talk. Assemblies are hosted both gradewise and house wise.
Each grade presents a special assembly on a topic with a song, skit and sometimes a dance numbers for its grade students attended by the parents. Here the focus is on values ( each month is assigned one) June is conformity, followed by honesty, respect, courtesy , hard work , attitude etc..The practice of reflection and spelling out these values helps students focus upon the positive aspects of themselves that they can value and build on.
On a subtle but powerful level the reiteration of the the theme value is a reminder of its importance of each individual pupil including their individual thoughts and abilities.Overall the assembly helps children start the day with some positive note.