Tech Mahindra Volunteering Swachh Bharat Abhiyan supported by RDF and Bahadurpally Govt. school staff

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Swachh Bharat Abhiyan (Campaign Clean India) is a national level campaign by the Government of India to clean the streets, roads and infrastructure of the country. This campaign was officially launched on 2 October 2014 at RajghatNew Delhi, by Prime Minister Narendra Modi .

RDF partnered with Tech Mahindra Foundation – supporting  Govt. Mandal Parishad Primary School in Bahadurpally, Hyderabad also took a step ahead by hitting the streets. More than 15 to 20 Volunteers from Tech Mahendra Foundation participated in Swachh Bharat Abhiyan program.  Along with them RDF staff, MPP primary school and high school HMs, teachers also took part in cleaning the surroundings of the school. The Volunteers and the staff have worked hard for 3 to 4 hours  in rain  and cleaned the outer edge of the school.  The campaign and the hard work of the volunteers stood as an example and encouragement to the all the students of primary and high school to keep the premises clean and green.

Back to School

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RDF Matendla -School  alumni 4th batch(2008-09)conducted a alumni meet in the  school premises on Oct 5th. The Alumni shared their experiences and joyous moments to be associated with the school. They shared their memories and thanked the RDF family and the teachers. They honored the teachers with shawls and flowers.  The alumni pledged to help the school in free time and after settling in the jobs.

ARDENT FESTIVAL OF MAIDENS – Protecting our Tradition

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India is the land of Festivals & Traditions. As a part of protecting our festivals, culture and tradition, RDF Kalleda School held nine days local festival of Boddemma.  All maidens visit ant hill and dig the hill and make clay idol of Goddess Boddemma with five steps and decorate it with flowers, turmeric, areca nut, wicks etc., As per tradition each step reflects offspring. During the festival all maidens dress up in traditional dresses and sing songs. On the last day the idol is immersed in village tank with huge procession. The common belief is that if Boddemma is worshipped, the Earth Goddess will be pleased to yield good crops and health and also get good husbands to maidens.

“Big thinking precedes great achievement”

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Rural Development Foundation rendering its services to implement “School Based Quality Improvement Program” in Govt. Mandal Parishad Primary School, Bahadurpally, in partnership with Tech Mahindra Foundation

Recently the School conducted Elections to select Class Representative and Girl Representative. With the help of RDF mentors and teachers, the students actively participated in Elections to select the representatives. The students are specially taught about the Elections, Democracy, Principles and values of leadership in the class. Based on their teaching the students understood the importance of leadership and supported & actively participated in the elections. The representative will look after all the grievances of the students they represent and solve the issues with the help of teachers and mentors.

The results were announced in a weeks’ time and the leaders took oath to serve as best as they can and be helpful to each one.

Learning with Fun

 

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RDF Redlawada Students, creating model of Lava Eruption from Earth and Fire Hills.

9th standard students of RDF Redlavada created a Lava eruption model with black clay, crackers. They have also explained the effects of Lava in the surrounding areas and to the earth. What reactions take place inside the Earth’s core which triggers the Lava to flow was clear to the students by the experiment. Through this activity based experiment students learned the concept easily and this improved their thinking skills. Students are motivated by this experiment to use innovative ways to do other science experiments in the class.

Science of today is the technology of tomorrow.

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GE Science Volunteer fair 2014, was organized by GE, Hyderabad, at GE HTC Centre point office, Begumpet. RDF students and teachers were invited to the fair.

There were many Science models and projects displayed by different Govt schools located in the suburbs of Hyderabad. RDF students are seen here, interacting with the other school students and actively observing each and every model and enquiring about the project.

The students were motivated by the new methods of experiments and inspired by the presentation. The mind is everything, what you think you become. So the students wanted to use creative thinking and new ideas they have learnt in the science fair into practice back in school.

Innovation in Science Pursuit for Inspire Research

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Telangana state level “Innovation in science pursuit for Inspire Research” exhibition for Intermediate students was held from 20 to 24 August, 2014 at Kakatiya University in Warangal. In this event more than 150 students participated from various colleges in the state.

From RDF-VAPV Junior college, Kalleda, ten students participated in this event. The students who have got 9.0 above points in their annual examinations were eligible to participate in this event. The officials and scientists have suggested that the teachers should accompany and guide the students. The Scientists advised every student to think differently, work innovatively, work in a novel way and pursuit research in various science subjects. Several professors and scholars have stressed on the need to update knowledge. Usage of modern technology will help the students in keeping up to date with the subject knowledge. The aim of the event is to showcase that with the help of science and technology, we can overcome various problems and to encourage students to build a career in science. All the students were inspired by the speeches of the guests and felt happy to attend the programme. Lecturer in Zoology V. Swapna was the coordinator for this programme.

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