South Point High School
STANDARD : 6TH
A sweet poem by Dohinee Malakar
With all the animals in it
From a brave lion
With a great beard
To a deer
With long hair
I also have
One Little bear
Who plays around everywhere
This is not a jungle
This is my family
Who are very humble
I have a father
Who is brave
Have a mother
Who is like a jewel
I have a brother
Who is sometimes like my father
I have a puppy
Who is very happy
This is my family
For whom I care
First Acrylic Painting by Aanurag
If I had the freedom of an adult
I would not get scolding If I get bad result
I would have the freedom to drive a car
And go alone to an ice-cream parlour
I could buy as much as I want
No one would ever dare to taunt
It is not as easy as it seems
To become an adult without any useful mean
One day a boy named Ramesh was sleeping when he heard a strange sound. Ramesh followed the sound and reached the place. He was shocked to see that a big yellow-pink coloured elephant was hitting by the wall.
When the elephant saw him it started floating up in the air. Ramesh tried to catch it and went up with it. He was able to hold his tail. Wow! he reached in heaven. He went inside a beautiful food court. Every food is for him even the heaven was very beautiful. There were beautiful flowers, silver palaces, golden palaces etc. and he also found many tasty dearly food for his families. Then he reached back home.
Next day he got a scolding from his family for day dreaming and he never saw that elephant again.
Arunachal Pradesh is a state perched in the north eastern frontier of the India sub continent., It is a tourism hotspot in the country and is visited by many local and international tourists through out the year. In the year 2014, this state was the second most visited state after Kerala in India. The Indian government is trying to promote the state’s cultural heritage and tourism prospect for the better. the state suffered heavy losses during the 1960 Sino-Indian conflict.Also this state has received several setbacks in its pathway of development due to the tensions occurring across the Indo-China border.The capital city is Itanagar and is the main center of the state’s commercial and industrial activities.72% of the state’s GSDP comes from tourism.Renowned actor Arjun Rampal is the brand-ambassador of the state.
There are several places of interests in Arunachal Pradesh. Especially,Dirang,Tawang,Bomdilla etc are to name a few.
Dirang:This place is located in the northeastern part of the state.This place is famous for both its natural scenic beauty and historic importance.The Dirang Zhong or the Dirang Fort located at the heart of the town was constructed to protect the people of Dirang from any war or natural calamity in the year 1859.It was declared as a
UNESCO World Heritage Site in the year 1978.Also the Dirang monastery is a popular tourist attraction where the His Holiness The 14th Dalai Lama visited earlier this month.
Tawang: Tawang is the most important tourist spot in Arunachal Pradesh.it is said that people visit Arunachal Pradesh to visit Tawang. Tawang is known for its historic importance because it is the storehouse of the Monpa culture. Also Tawang is referred as Monyul by the native people of Tawang. From Tawang a 14km drive through the
mountainous road it will take you to the “Y junction”.From this junction one road goes to the Bumla pass which contains the Indo-China border and the other road goes to the two lakes namely the Ptso lake and the Shingatsher lake popularly known as the Madhuri lake.
In the Shungatsher lake the shooting of a scene for the film “Koyla” took place.In that scene renowned Bollywood actress Madhuri Dixit had danced.The lake was formed due to earthquakes.When one will visit the place one would be stunned to see gazing at the place’s scenic beauty all around.Another important place is Tawang is the Tawang monastery.Built across a land area of 70 acres it is the largest monastery in Asia.It has several quarters within itself ie one is meant for the museum, other is the center for laying the butter lamps,another center is the information centre for the lamas. On the road between Dirang to Tawang the Sela Pass is situated at an altitude of 13700ft it is the world’s second highest motorable road. This is an important place of interest for the tourist and chiefly maintained by the India army. Also people visit teh Sela lake which is located 2-3 kms from the Sela pass. From Tawang Bomdilla is not very far off. It is a market town and coparatively more urbanised than the other cities of Arunachal Pradesh. Bomdilla is divided into 3 prts upper, middle and lower Bomdiall. Each of the theree parts houses a monastery which is built in its own unique style. In uper Bomdilla, his holiness Dalai Lama the 14th had planted a sapling. Arunachal Pradesh is connected well with teh Tejpur airport in Assam. Also Bhalukpong junction located at a distance of 190 km from Itanagar is last railway station in the North eastern frontier of India.
Before my Block test begun, I was nervous about it. But on Wednesday 22.2.17, t got completed. I was thinking what to during holidays. With my friends we thought of C.I.D which meant for Children’s Independence Day. It signifies the freedom after our hard and tiring studies. We had to sit for our exams form 12 o’clock to 4.30 pm. But now we have the freedom to do anything we want. As i said earlier I decided my holiday routines. I wish we all are going to have a great holiday. Today, I am ending my diary here as I have run out of words. See you later on my next diary.
Date: 09-Dec-2016. Today I had lots of fun in my school. I and my friend invented a game called “Sebastian”. In this game everyone has to run around like hide and seek. Here the seeker has to catch one of the hiders and say “Sebastian” and add a color to it. Today the seeker caught me and said “Sebastian RED”. So i had to stand like a tortoise. Then one of my friends jumped over me and freed me. I also forgot to tell you that the hiders had to free the caught-ones by jumping over them or crawling under them according to the shape. I will end my dairy here. Hope you had a nice day.
Date: 28-Nov-2016. Today (Monday) was an usual day. We had ‘Bandh’. Everything was to be closed but our school was still open. Our school bus came late. As I boarded the bus I found it almost empty. After reaching school, I rushed to my classroom. I could count only thirty-five were present out of sixty-three. We were sitting scattered around the classroom. I failed to understand why so many people were absent, when everything was perfectly normal. I returned home feeling happy and confused. I hope everyday is ‘Bandh’ so that I can sit in the classroom with more space.
Date: 26-Nov-2016. It is my first diary i have ever written and i will tell you about one of my experiences. On Friday 25-11-16, I got up at 6 am. I had a trial organized by my school for a running competition in a stadium. I quickly got dressed in my uniform and set off at 7 am. When we reached my school it was 7:30 am. The school gate was not yet open. It had to opened at 8 am. As time ran by my friends came in.When it was finally 8 am the school gate was open. We all rushed inside. We were taken to our classrooms. After some time we boarded our school bus and set of for the stadium where the trials would be held. When we reached there we went inside. There were many shops such as Ice cream shops inside the stadium. We sat down on the grass. We were asked to divide ourselves into groups based on our houses and also divide among boys and girls. When it was the turn of Asutosh Mukherjee house, I walked at the starting point. We were six to compete. As the whistle blew, I ran off with full speed. When I reached the finishing line, i realized that I was the first to reach there. My teacher noted down my name as I had been selected for the finals. They told me that they would inform when the finals would be held and at what time. Then we were taken back to our school and again to our classes. We were dismissed at 11 a.m. It was one of my happiest moment in my life.
Bhangarh one of the most haunted destination fort built in the Rajasthan state of India during 17th-century. Man Singh I, one of the navratans of Akbar’s court built the fort for his younger brother Madho Singh I. Bhangarh claims to be one of the most haunted place in India.
People who visited the fort heard strange sounds and because of that a rumor is spread that spirits roam in Bhangarh Fort at night. There is also a smell is often experienced by the visitors. All the incidents are reported after the sun set. This fort is considered to be haunted, and no one is allowed to remain inside the fort at night. There is a notice board put up by the Archaeological Survey of India at the entrance that says visitors are not allowed during nights after the sun is set.
The fort has become one of the major tourist attraction and it does not have electricity. Surrounded by majestic hills of Aravali, the fort acts as a night shelter for different species of animals from the neighboring forests. Many ghost busters explain the sounds created by these wild animals in the fort as scary and evident enough to deny the occurrence of some paranormal activities. There is a Hanuman temple inside the fort just next to the main gate and several other temples that contradict with the idea that it houses supernatural powers.
Bhangarh is one of the spookiest places you could possibly imagine, not to mention, one of the most haunted places in India. Situated near a popular forest, this town is now attracting visitors from all over the country and also from abroad.
It should be noted that if you decide to visit this place after the sun has gone down, you won’t be allowed to. In fact, there is a strict warning about how dangerous this place becomes after sunset.
The story which this town is well-known for the tale of a magician who fell in love with the local princess of the area even though their match was impossible. Being quite the master of dark magic, he decided to cast a spell on her to make her surrender to him. However, the princess learned of his plans and found a way to kill him. Before his death, however, the magician cast a dark spell on the palace which caused its doom.
Despite Bhangarh Fort being regarded as one of the most horror haunted places in India has been officially promoted as a tourist destination. However, once the night falls and the darkness takes over, this place becomes deserted, leaving it prey to the supposed ‘supernatural’.
During the Second World War the British government built several Fortress islands in the North Sea to defend its coasts from German invaders. These forts were built illegally in international waters.The famous royal fort Roughs Tower situated slightly north of the Thames river and approximately at a distance of 7 nautical miles from the coast. That was more a distance of 3 mile range of territorial distance as per the then applicable law which in turn made it situated in the international waters of the North sea.
In the early 1950 the fort was abandoned to comply with the international law and then after in 1966 Roy Bates a former infantry major in the first battalion Royal Fusiliers decided to take over the fortress.
2nd September 1967, Roy declared The Principality of Sealand raising a newly designed flag and titled his wife “Princess Joan” along with his son Michael (14), daughter Penelope (16) and several friends and followers.
Sealand is not recognized by the other countries and In 1987, the UK extended its territorial waters from three to twelve miles. Sealand now sits inside waters that Britain claims as its territory though Michael Bates claims himself to be the prince of Sealand and they have their own stamps, national anthem, money, flag, and more things just like a real country.
Sealand is also granting titles like Lord, Lady, Baron or Baroness. You need to pay as low as £29.99 to become a Lord or Lady and also paying £19.99 can own a piece of Sealand territory. To own the title Count or Countess, one has to pay only £199.99.
Charity football match was also sometimes organised to raise money for good cause. One of such occasions when Fulham All Stars V Sealand All Stars match was organised.
Interestingly, At the beginning of 2007, the Bates put an ad in the newspaper. They would like to sell Sealand for 65 million pounds.
We might have heard from our parents and grandparents that the world is not as it was 20 years ago. This very sentence seemed to have been cliché in the present. But what we can do. There has been so many environmental changes occurring in the recent past. Global warming, soil erosion, land degradation, shortage of rains, drought etc. earthquakes, landslide, tsunami seem to have become an annual event. But all of these so called natural disasters are all not occurring naturally, they have been aggravated by man itself.
For example in India, due to extreme deforestation, the forest cover has gone down a 19.07%, but as per as the international average it is 33%. As the country’s forest cover has declined gradually and it way behind the required percentage. This is why in India, in recent times, Maharashtra has suffered due to drought and acute water scarcity. Just due to lack of concern for maintaining the ecological balance. Also the Kedarnath floods that had brought on end to the line of so many people is one of the notable disaster to have occurred in the recent past.
There are 3 main causes:
•Accumulation of resources in the hands of a limited number of people which has widened the gap between the rich and the poor.
•Depletion of resources at a great extent.
•Over utilization of resources by human beings at a rapid rate.
So we cannot let this continue to happen. For the development of country, one definitely needs to construct building the forest canvas and other open areas. This is necessary. However as the population increases the used for settlement building also increases. Hence our must practice sustainable development. The development shall not compromise the needs of the future generation to come. Also the rate of utilization should not be greater than the rate of generation. However there should be development of eco-friendly technology and utilization of non-conventional source of energy. Moreover there should be practise of controlled afforestation i.e. making up for the open green patches that have been deforested through construction.
If we as a part of the responsible citizen of the country abide by the statement and stop the indiscriminate destruction of open areas and green-patches then only we can progress towards being a developed nation.