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ePathshala App

The Human Resource Development (HRD) ministry has launched a new mobile application with the concept of “learning on the go”. This app will help students to get access to all the NCERT textbooks. If a student does not possess a particular book, or requires it in the last moment, he/she can use the e-book for the same purpose. As per newspaper reports, parents would wait for the half-yearly or annual exam results to know the progress of their wards. But now through this app, one may check their wards’ progress through the same.

This app is not only for the students but also for the stake holders, teachers and parents as apart from providing all the textbooks of NCERT online which are downloadable on the smart phone, recorded videos of lectures are also available, and parents can check the learning outcomes of the students as well. Even educators can log in to get access to periodicals and teachers too can access teaching instructions.

Available through a especially developed mobile app interface on Android, IOS and windows platforms, E-pathshala is broadly divided into four segments namely, students, teachers, parents and educators. The resources are available in three languages English, Hindi and Urdu.
Principals of various schools have welcomed its launch, but also feel that there are pros and cons for every technical intervention.

The students will get access to the e-books, audio/video tutorials and they can also keep track of the books they accessed, total time spent on a certain subject/ book and can even bookmark the chapters studied. Teachers can download Teaching manuals and curricular resources are also available for the teachers.

(Info courtesy: India Today)

The ePathshala app can be downloaded at Google Play and App Store.

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Morning Prayer Song

For those who have studied in a KV this song must be by heart for sure, though they may never have knowingly tried to memorize it.

असतो मा सत् गमय…
तमसो मा ज्योतिर्गमय…
मृत्योर्मा अमृतम् गमय

दया कर दान विद्या का हमें परमत्मा देना
दया करना हमारी आत्मा में शुद्धता देना

हमारे ध्यान में आओ प्रभू आँखों में बस जाओ
अँधेरे दिल में आ करके, परम ज्योती जगा देना

बहा दो प्रेम कि गँगा दिलों में प्रेम का सागर
हमें आपस में मिल जुलकर, प्रभू रहना सिखा देना

हमरा धर्म हो सेवा, हमरा कर्म हो सेवा
सदा इमान हो सेवा, व सेवक जन बना देना

वतन के वास्ते जीना, वतन के वास्ते मरना
वतन पर जान फ़िदा करना, प्रभू हमको सिखा देना

ओम् सहना ववतु सहनौ भुनक्तु सहवीर्यम् करवावहै
तेजस्विनावधीतमस्तु, मा विद्विशावहै
ओम् शांतिः शांतिः शांतिः

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Best Quotes for the Morning Assembly

A good thought refreshes the mind and is the best way to start the day. Here is a collection of the best quotations that were presented by students in the morning assembly of our Vidyalaya. This page will be updated weekly.

  • Imagination is the beginning of creation. You imagine what you desire; you will what you imagine; and at last you create what you will. -George Bernard Shaw
  • What the mind of man can conceive and believe, the mind of man can achieve. -Napoleon Hill
  • We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit. -Aristotle
  • The only way of finding the limits of the possible is by going beyond them into the impossible. -Arthur C. Clarke
  • It is hard to fail but it is worse never to have tried to succeed. -Theodore Roosevelt
  • I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work. -Thomas A. Edison
  • Look at a day when you are supremely satisfied at the end. It’s not a day when you lounge around doing nothing, it’s a day you’ve had everything to do and you’ve done it. – Margaret Thatcher
  • There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle. -Albert Einstein
  • Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, today is a gift of God, which is why we call it the present. -Bil Keane
  • You must be the change you wish to see in the world. -Mahatma Gandhi
  • The greater damage for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that it it too low and we reach it. -Michelangelo
  • Do not go where the path may lead , go instead where there is no path and leave a trail. -Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • For every minute you are angry you lose sixty seconds of happiness. -Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us. -Helen Keller
  • Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving. -Albert Einstein
  • Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love. -Mother Teresa
  • We are what we repeatedly do; excellence, then, is not an act but a habit. -Aristotle
  • Watch your thoughts; they become words.
    Watch your words; they become actions.
    Watch your actions; they become habits.
    Watch your habits; they become character.
    Watch your character; it becomes your destiny. -Lao-Tze
  • What we think, or what we know, or what we believe is, in the end, of little consequence. The only consequence is what we do. -John Ruskin
  • The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new lands but seeing with new eyes. -Marcel Proust
  • Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there. -Will Rogers
  • Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference. -Robert Frost
  • The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now. –Chinese Proverb
  • You can never cross the ocean until you have the courage to lose sight of the shore. –Christopher Columbus
  • Whether you think you can or you think you can’t, you’re right. –Henry Ford
  • Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it. –Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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