Maharashtra Talent Search Examination conducted by Pradnya Shodh
Pariksha Kendra, Pune, is a pre-examination for the Talent Search
Exam, which is on an all-India basis.
Udayachal High School (UHS) is proud of its students.
(Standard IX) bagged the 31st rank at the State Level Maharashtra
Talent Search Examination held in April 2004.
and Hanoz Chhoga
(Standard IX) won the scholarship at the District Level.
Hearty congratulations to the three winners from the Udayachal parivar!
Another UHS student,
Shravan Sunderraman (Standard VIII
E) secured the High School Scholarship, scoring 214/300 marks,
standing 47th rank in the Maharashtra State Scholarship Examination.
UHS is also proud of
its student, Abhishek Iyer, who
stood first in the School, securing 90 per cent in the S.S.C.
Examination, March 2004.
Abhishek has, besides, secured the
second rank in the Mathematics Examination conducted by the Tilak
Maharashtra Vidyapeet, Pune, scoring 190/200 at the State Level.
Keep it up!
Poonam S. Daxini, daughter of S.H.
Daxini, Appliance Division, passed the S.S.C. Examination of March
2004, scoring 82.13 per cent. She was a student of Shri N.D. Bhuta
High School and stood third in the School from all the media: English,
Gujarati and Marathi, and second in the Gujarati medium.
had heard about the Triple Thrill Camp conducted by Dhumketu Trekkers, Mumbai, and was eager
to attend it. After the initial preparation, I was waiting
for the big day, the 9th
of April, 2004, which happened to be during the Second Semester Exams. Luckily,
the Udayachal High School authorities extended their full co-operation.
We started the journey by Intercity Express. From Pune,
a three-and-a-half hour bus ride took us to the foothills of the Sahyadri range.
Post-lunch, we trekked for three hours to the Railing Plateau
and rested that night.
The next day, I was ready with my harness for the main event — valley-crossing at 1,020 feet. I was on the rope with a descender and
caribiner. I was locked till everything was ready on the pinnacle. The
instructor got the message on his walkie-talkie. I was then unlocked and
everyone present on the Plateau started cheering me. I was the youngest
participant. It was thrilling. The moment I was in the middle of the valley, I
stopped holding on to the harness belt till it was 950 feet of the ride and I
reached the pinnacle safely. I am very happy that at such a young age I could
participate in this daring event.
The next event was rock-climbing. I climbed 585 feet
and rappelled 700 feet. I was so thrilled that I have no words to express my
Pratibha Suryavanshi, Udayachal High School student,
dares to cross India’s longest 1,020 feet valley.
Another feat awaited me — the most thrilling, fearful,
adventurous trek at 7 p.m. from the foot of the Lingana Pinnacle. In
spite of being the youngest, I was leading the way to the Plateau through the
dark jungle. It was a wonderful experience.
We had a safe return journey to Mumbai by Intercity. I have enjoyed
many trips, camps, treks, etc. in School. This one will be the most memorable
experience because it not only gave me an opportunity for adventure, but also
made me strong and tough.
Standard X EA
Udayachal High School
the 2nd of October, 1869,
India was gifted with a star to shine,
Mohandas was the name,
Who shot our country to fame.
The play of Harishchandra,
Imbibed in him,
TRUTH - as the only Mantra,
With peace and love to the brim.
It was in the laboratory of S. Africa,
The discovery of historic Satyagraha,
That proved non-violence as a weapon,
The weak could use against the strong
Out in the open.
He marshalled millions of his countrymen,
Into non-violence, Satyagraha, against the British men,
Finally came the Quit India revolution,
Leading India to final liberation.
Gandhiji’s example of non-violence,
Shows the path to a great renaissance,
To build the world from bits and pieces,
To a human society based on
Freedom, Justice and Peace.
Udayachal Primary School
Standard IV (Betty Teacher)