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(All the above are Standard III students)
The Leaderís Law of Navigation
Anyone can steer the ship, but it takes a Leader to chart the course.
Leaders who navigate do more than control the direction in which they and their people are headed. They see the whole trip in their minds before they leave the dock. They have a vision for their destination, they understand what it will take to get there, they know who they will need on their team to be successful and they recognise the obstacles long before they appear on the horizon. Itís difficult balancing optimism and realism, intuition and planning, faith and fact. But thatís what it takes to be effective as a navigating leader.
1. The secret is
homework. When you prepare well, you convey confidence and trust
2. Itís not the
size of the project that determines its acceptance, support and
3. Leaders not only know where they are going; they also know how to get there.
4. Leaders see farther than others see, more than others see, before others see.
5. Leaders find
purpose in the needs around them. (Where thereís no vision, the
6. Leaders follow the carpenterís rule; measure twice, saw once.
7. The seven People Principles:
i) Simplification: Express the vision in the simplest terms.
ii) Participation: Include more people into groups based on relationships.
iii) Delegation: Each according to his own and the groupís abilities.
iv) Motivation: They should know what they are working for.
v) Preparation: Equip with the ground resources, prepare for the unexpected.
vi) Cooperation: Continuously create unity and encourage teamwork.
Celebration: No great task is accomplished without both people to do the
(This is the third part of the series on Leadership.)
In Fond Memory
A Leadership camp in memory of the late Jaiben Godrej and the late Dr. Burjorji Godrej was sponsored by Godrej Industries Ltd. and conducted by the Forum of Free Enterprise at the Udayachal High School recently. The programme was inaugurated by lighting of the lamp by Mathew Eipe, Vice President, Chemicals Department, Godrej Industries Ltd. Resource persons Vivek Patki and Nikhil Desai spoke on Time Management, Communication, Managing Ourselves, Goal Setting, Self Analysis and Goal Plans. Approximately 50 pupils from 10 schools in and around Vikhroli attended the 2-day camp. Binaifer Chhoga, Principal, Udayachal Primary School, distributed certificates to all participants and spoke a few words to the enthusiastic, young future citizens of India.
Founderís Day was commemorated on 7 August, 2002 by staff and students of Udayachal High School. On this solemn occasion, students paid rich tributes to the founding fathers for their selfless dedication, sacrifice and vision, which in turn gave birth to this wonderful educational institution.
Values such as self-confidence, positive attitude, selfless service, concern for environment, etc. cherished and encouraged by the founding fathers were presented by students through various programmes. Seeking inspiration from them, the students pledged to abide by these Values.
Members of the Godrej family were present on this occasion. Mr. Jamshyd Godrej, Chairman & Managing Director, Godrej & Boyce Mfg. Co. Ltd. not only lauded the feelings expressed by students, but also stressed the need for marching ahead and carrying forward the vision of the founders.
There is only one constant factor in the world and that is change ?And change is what we were wanting to offer our children in terms of good music. Therefore on 15 August, 2002 (Our nationís Independence Day as well as the Foundation Day of Udayachal School) we released an audio cassette ? Swar Mala.
The cassette holds a collection of songs in different languages and includes Rabindra Sangeet ?a favourite of our dear Soonuben, in whose fond memory they have been recorded. Sung by the teachers of Udayachal Pre-Primary and Primary Schools, it is a tribute of our love for her.
Those desirous of purchasing the cassette may please contact the undersigned at the school office. The cassette is priced at a reasonable amount of Rs.50/- only.
plant shiny seeds every June,
Truly, our yield was rich and our eyes filled with pride as our X Std.
students took on the mantle of teachers on 5 September, Teacherís Day. Each
class had very painstakingly prepared a programme for their teachers. This
was followed by a beautiful presentation by our young adults ?the
Moments like these make a teacher feel special. They in fact reaffirm our faith in the nobility of our vocation. All the teachers at Udayachal High School thank the Management, the Parent Teacher Association and our dear students for making our day a memorable one.
A Ray of Hope
The world need not come to a grinding halt for accident victims whose limbs have been severed. There is a ray of hope, finally, due to Brachial Plexus surgery being conducted in the city by Dr. Anil Bhatia, Ex-student of Udayachal High School and son of Dr. & Mrs. Bhatia of Godrej & Boyce Mfg. Co. Ltd.
Dr. Anil Bhatia has treated nearly 70 cases at the Poona Hospital with his youngest patient being 18 months and oldest, 50 years.
In July 2002, an industrial worker was brought to Poona Hospital with his hand completely severed by a press machine, six hours after the accident. The operation conducted by Dr. Anil Bhatia lasted 10 hours. Nineteen days later the hand has been declared completely viable.
Independence Day Celebrations at Udayachal High School
Indiaís 55th year of independence was made a memorable one by the students of Udayachal High School. Various skits presented by children helped us relive the era of the freedom struggle and the sacrifices of leaders like Arfaqullah Khan, Ram Prasad Bismil, Shirish Kumar, Sachindranath Bakshi and many others.
The Chief Guest, Kisan Mehta, a freedom fighter, in his address to students, said that he sometimes despaired at the current state of affairs in India. He therefore exhorted the students to work for the betterment of the country as the future of India lay in their hands. Members of the Godrej family graced the occasion and Mrs. Smita Crishna presented the awards to meritorious students for the academic year 2001-2002.
Parsi New Year Celebrations
At Udayachal High School students ushered in the Parsi New Year with a wonderful programme on 20 August, 2002. The programme began with a prayer service offered by Parsi students of our School, as it was a day of thanksgiving, to be grateful to God not just for the joys of life, but also for the sorrows.
ĎGladness is a weapon against the evil spirit? This Zoroastrian belief was well brought out through various programmes which spread the message of cheer and goodwill.
The Chief Guest, B. K. Karanjia, released the school magazine "Uday 2002". In his address to the gathering, he appreciated the methodology of teaching which was skill-based and not content-based. He told the students that they were fortunate to be part of such a model institution and encouraged them to carry on its rich traditions and become model citizens. Karanjia also presented awards to meritorious students.
Customer: I want my money
back. I bought some bird seed and it was no good.
If Trees Could Speak
I have often heard and seen people cutting down trees for their own comforts. I have read about it in the newspaper too. I wish I could speak to the trees and talk about their life. I want to tell the people to stop cutting down trees.
One day, I was wandering in a forest alone. Suddenly, I heard a voice calling me. I turned back to look who it was and there I saw a tree calling to me. I was very surprised to hear a tree talking and that too to me! I thought I had come to an enchanted forest. Then the tree called me again, so I went close to it.
The tree said, "How are you? Do you like trees?" The tree again said, "Then why donít you and your friends tell the people not to cut trees? Just look at us, we give shade, shelter, pure air and so many other things. But those cruel men come and cut us for the wood!"
With tears in my eyes, I said, "Donít worry, little children like me will not let forests get destroyed. We will tell the people not to cut trees but protect them." The tree said with a smile, "Thank you very much, little boy. If little children like you tell the people not to cut trees, this world will surely become a better place to live in."
Trees give us a lot of things. Rain, pure air to breathe, fruits, flowers and lots of other things. Therefore it is our duty to protect them. So we should all protect trees for our own benefit and to make this earth a better place to live in.