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[email protected]: Apeejay School, Pitampura unleashed the power of positivity

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Mrs. Veena Goel, Principal, Apeejay School, Pitampura

To dispel the gloom and despair triggered by the pandemic and bring harmony in life, Apeejay School, Pitampura organised an online session called ‘[email protected]’.  The purpose was to ease the anxieties and lack of companionship being experienced by students amidst the COVID-19 crisis through short online sessions of yoga, sports, music, folk tales and other cultural activities. 

The programme, hosted by students Khushi Kalra and Saideep Keshri, opened with the special message shared by Mrs. Sushma Paul Berlia, Co-Promoter & President of Apeejay Stya & Svran Group, in the Townhall Webinar on 4th May, 2021.  “I can’t see but sense the presence of each one of our family members here today. I and other leaders specially wanted to reach out let everyone feel that we are there with each other and we are there for each other.” 

The session saw blissful musical performances by the musicians of Apeejay School, Pitampura. In the segment ‘Aap ki Fitness’ Mr. Arvind Kaushal, teacher, motivated everyone to attain healthy lifestyle choices. He said, “The ongoing situation has made us realise the value of 3 A’s, which are: ‘Accept’ whatever that comes your way, ‘Adjust’ accordingly and ‘Avoid’ whatever is not required. The best example to highlight these words are the music composers Sajid–Wajid brothers. As Wajid Khan passed away after battling with Covid, Sajid accepted the fact that he was alone, avoided the negative remarks, believed in himself and adjusted according to the best of his strengths which we can see in the movie ‘Radhe’. In this movie he composed two solo songs and sung one of them. So, you must always believe in yourself to achieve your goals.” 

He gave another example of Delhi-based fashion designer and marathoner Namrata Joshipura. She was hospitalised due to Covid but she is recovering because of her past participation in numerous marathons. She was mentally and physically strong to cope with Covid.  He said students must exercise regularly and stay fit. Sports not only makes you physically strong but enhances your ability to face the mental stress as well. 

Long hours of sitting and studying in the same posture can lead to long term back pain. To help students keep their spine in good shape, Yoga teacher, Ms. Natasha demonstrated how to do Surya Namaskar. 

In Folklore section, Ms. Sapna Sondhi narrated a fascinating story, ‘The Lucky Bird’. The moral of the story was ‘Luck appears and disappears.’ “It’s surely going to strike at your door but if you are greedy it’s never going to come to you, but if you are hardworking, honest and sincere you will surely have luck knocking at your door,” she said. 

Sargun Juneja from class 9th said, “We must have an optimistic mindset and energise ourselves internally.  I would like to quote Steve Jobs ‘If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?’ We should all think about it.” 

Yes, times are tough. But, with so much positivity in my students and staff there’s nothing to worry about. All students should write down their lockdown diaries. Analyse your journey, what you were in March, 2020 and what you are now. 

Mrs. Veena Goel, Principal, Apeejay School, Pitampura

Dheeraj Sharma is Asst. Editor (Newsroom). He covers events, webinars, conducts interviews and brings you exciting news snippets. He has over 10 years' of experience in prominent media organizations. He takes pleasure in the small things in life and believes a healthy work-life balance is key to happiness. You can reach him at [email protected]

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