March - April 2002   
  Vol. 2 No.2   
Know Your Founders Oddities, Eccentricities, Etc. Of Enduring Interest Corporate Commentary Back to Main Page Editorial

Udyachal High School 
Smita Crishna, Tanya Dubash, Pheroza Godrej, Jamshyd Godrej and 
Evangeline Ranjan as part of the audience at the Udyachal High School 
Annual Day programme on January 18, 2002.



Udyachal High School at the Annual Day function.
"Where the mind is without fear” recites the dancer of 
Udyachal High School at the Annual Day function.

Udyachal High School Celebrates 
‘‘The Spirit of Peace’’

The Udyachal High School celebrated its Annual Day Programme for the year 2001-2002 on Friday, January 18, 2002.
The programme began with a welcome dance to the rendering of Rabindranath Tagore’s “Where the mind is without fear,” a fascinating play “The Gem from the Past” on one of Aesop’s fables, a Gujarati play “Vanyu Shantidham” highlighting the need for human values and “Progress with Peace” staged by the Science Department. The programme also included a Hindi play “Nisarg Ki Pukar” and a Marathi play, entitled “Saint of Saints”. The evening culminated with the Chief Guest, Mr. Jamshyd Godrej’s address and his inspiring call to Udyachalites to strive for higher levels of achievement.



Ten Scouts from Udyachal High School attended the National Jamboree of the Bharat Scouts & Guides conducted in Chhatisgarh, Raipur, between January 3 and January 11, 2002. The aim of the Jamboree is to create an opportunity for National integration and Adventure Sports at School level. Scouts and Guides from countries like Oman, Srilanka and Bangladesh were also present.

Udyachal High School boys form the “Pyramids” on Republic Day.


 Naga dance
Naga dance performed by Udyachal Primary School students 
at the Republic Day parade.


Republic Day Celebrations

The School’s Republic Day celebrations were attended by Mrs. Pheroza Godrej and Mrs. Smita Crishna. The flag was hoisted by Lion Hansraj Arora, who was the Chief Guest. This was followed by the National Anthem, the Jandha Geet and the ‘‘Teen Komi Nara’’. The Primary School displayed synchronised aerobics and presented authentic Naga and Megalaya folk dances. Students of Class V and VI exhibited the Dumbells Drill, while the boys of VII and IX demonstrated their dexterity in the ‘‘Pyramids’’.



Master Noel Sequeira
Master Noel Sequeira, 
Std. IX, Udyachal High School.


Master Noel Sequeira of Std. IX of Udyachal High School has made us proud once again by winning the First Prize in the Annual Murarji J. Vaidya Memorial Inter-School Elocution Competiton 2001-2002 conducted on January 26, 2002.

How little it costs

How little it costs, if we give it a thought,
To make happy some heart each day!
Just one kind word or a tender smile,
As we go on our daily way.
Perhaps a look will suffice to clear
The cloud from a neighbour’s face;
And the press of a hand in sympathy
A sorrowful tear efface.
One walks in sunlight, another goes
All weary in the shade;
One treads a path that is fair and smooth;
Another must pray for aid.
It costs so little, I wonder why
We give it so little thought;
A smile, a kind word, a glance, a touch —
What magic by them is wrought!
Courtesy: ‘‘Chhoti Chhoti Batein’’
August 2000, Vol. 2, No. 5

God’s Hands

In the cascade of waterfalls
In the strain of gurgling streams
In the stillness of mountain peaks
In the shimmer of sunbeams
In the bloom of tender buds
In the rustle of crispy leaves
In the shower of fresh blossoms
In the caress of the gentle breeze
In the smile of a happy baby
In the squeal of a merry toddler
In the innocence of young children
In the music of a youthful singer
In nature’s bountiful creations
His hand can be seen
God is ever present
In the heart of every being
Lakshmi Iyer
Udyachal Pre-Primary School



To Aparna Kulkarni, daughter of Mr. P. Kulkarni of Central Mail 
Receiving & Despatch (C.M.R.D.) Section, student of Udyachal High School, who was awarded the 1st Prize in Elocution (Marathi medium) by the Mumbai Gandhi Smarak Nidhi, at the Gandhi Jayanti Competitions held on 2nd October, 2001, for Class IX and X students of Mumbai schools.

An imaginative piece, conceived and designed by Master Debojit Chakraborty, 
Std. IV, Udyachal Primary School, under inspiration of teacher Jasmine.