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In this Edition: Exploring Amazeum Special Activity Days and Workshops!

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- Empowering Women:                 CelebratingAchievements     ,Inspiring Change

- Festival of Colors: Holi              Celebrations

- Springtime Crafts

- Tips for Exam Prep & Exam     Triumps

Empowering Women: Celebrating Achievements , Inspiring Change

In a world where the voices of women are rising louder than ever before, India stands as a beacon of empowerment and progress. From breaking barriers in politics and education to challenging societal norms and stereotypes, Indian women have been at the forefront of change, inspiring generations with their resilience, courage, and determination.

 

This Women's Day, let us celebrate the achievements of Indian women and honor their contributions to society. Let us also recommit ourselves to the cause of gender equality and women's empowerment, recognizing that when women are empowered, entire communities and nations prosper.


Here are some remarkable Indian women who have made significant contributions in their respective fields: 

Draupadi Murmu is the first woman President of India. She also served as the Governor of Jharkhand, making history as the first tribal woman to hold this position. Her leadership and advocacy have been instrumental in advancing the rights and welfare of tribal communities in Jharkhand and an inspiration for all girls and women of India.

Ritu Karidhal also known as the "Rocket Woman of India," is a distinguished scientist at the ISRO. She played a crucial role as Deputy Operations Director for India's Mars Orbiter Mission (Mangalyaan), which made India the first country to succeed in its maiden attempt to reach Mars orbit.

Dr. Nivedita Gupta is a leading virologist who has played a pivotal role in India's response to infectious diseases, including the COVID-19 pandemic. As the Head of Virology at Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), Dr. Gupta has been at the forefront of research and testing efforts to combat the spread of viruses and develop effective treatments and vaccines.

Saina Nehwal is a professional badminton player and former world number one. She has won numerous titles, including an Olympic bronze medal in 2012, making her the first Indian to win an Olympic medal in badminton.

Celebrating Achievements, Inspiring Change

Midfulness : Color me with your favorouite colors

Festival of Colors: Holi Celebrations

The story of Holi and Bhakta Prahlad is a significant tale in Hindu culture and it highlights the triumph of good over evil and the power of devotion.

 

Bhakta Prahlad was a young prince and the son of King Hiranyakashipu, a tyrannical demon king who had gained immense power through his penance and a boon from Lord Brahma. Hiranyakashipu became arrogant and declared himself to be the supreme ruler, demanding that everyone worship him as a god.

 

However, Prahlad, despite being raised in the palace of a demon king, was a devout devotee of Lord Vishnu. He refused to worship his father and instead continued to pray to Lord Vishnu with unwavering devotion.

Enraged by his son's defiance, Hiranyakashipu subjected Prahlad to various forms of torture and persecution, but Prahlad remained steadfast in his faith. His unwavering devotion to Lord Vishnu angered Hiranyakashipu even more, leading him to attempt to kill Prahlad multiple times.

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Festival of Colors: Holi Celebrations

One of Hiranyakashipu's attempts involved seeking help from his sister Holika, who was granted immunity to fire. Holika agreed to sit on a pyre with Prahlad in her lap, believing that the fire would not harm her. However, through the divine intervention of Lord Vishnu, Prahlad emerged unscathed from the flames while Holika was consumed by the fire, symbolizing the victory of righteousness over evil.

The celebration of Holi is closely associated with this event. On the eve of Holi, people light bonfires known as "Holika Dahan" to commemorate the triumph of good over evil and the burning of Holika. The following day, known as "Holi," is celebrated with vibrant colors, singing, dancing, and merrymaking.

The story of Bhakta Prahlad teaches us the importance of faith, courage, and righteousness in the face of adversity. Holi serves as a joyful reminder of this timeless tale, bringing people together in celebration and spreading love and happiness.

HOLI CRAFT: BONFIRE

  1. MATERIALS :

  2. Cardstock Paper

  3. Tissue Paper (Yellow, Orange, Red)

  4. Brown Pipe Cleaner

  5. Pencil

  6. Glue

  7. Scissor

  8. Black Marker

INSTRUCTIONS:

  • Cut an A4 size white card-stock paper into half and fold it from the middle.

  • Trace the outline of the flame on one side.

  • To make the tissue paper flame, cut out roughly 1x1 inch square pieces of tissue papers.

  • Take a square piece of tissue paper and scrunch it on the flat end of the pencil.

  • Apply a small dab of glue on the flat end of the pencil covered with tissue paper. Carefully place the tissue paper inside the flame and taking the pencil out.

  • Repeat steps 4-5 until the tissue paper flame shape is nicely filled with tissue papers.

  • Cut out four pieces of brown pipe cleaner to make wood logs.

  • Glue them on the card as shown in the picture.

  • Personalize the card with Holi greetings.

Spring Equinox: Welcome to Spring

As the winter chill begins to wane and nature awakens from its slumber, we are greeted with the arrival of the spring equinox, a time of renewal, rejuvenation, and rebirth. The spring equinox, also known as vernal equinox, marks the astronomical beginning of spring when the sun crosses the celestial equator, and day and night are nearly equal in length worldwide.

 

The spring equinox holds a special significance across cultures and civilizations, symbolizing the end of darkness and the emergence of light. It is a time of transition, as we bid farewell to the cold, barren landscapes of winter and welcome the vibrant colors and fragrant blossoms of spring.

In many cultures, the spring equinox is celebrated as a time of fertility, abundance, and new beginnings. Ancient civilizations, such as the Egyptians, Greeks, and Romans, held elaborate festivals and rituals to honor the changing seasons and invoke blessings for a prosperous year ahead.

In India, the spring equinox holds profound cultural and spiritual significance, deeply rooted in ancient traditions and beliefs.One of the most iconic festivals associated with the spring equinox is Holi. It is a time for joyous revelry, as people smear each other with colored powders and exchange greetings of "Holi Hai" or "Happy Holi." The festival symbolizes the victory of good over evil, as well as the arrival of spring and the blossoming of love and friendship.

One of the most iconic festivals associated with the spring equinox is Holi, the festival of colors. Holi is celebrated with exuberant splashes of vibrant colors, music, dance, and festive gatherings. It is a time for joyous revelry, as people smear each other with colored powders and exchange greetings of "Holi Hai" or "Happy Holi." The festival symbolizes the victory of good over evil, as well as the arrival of spring and the blossoming of love and friendship.

Colour the picture with all the spring colours!

Spring Equinox: Welcome to Spring

Cut out the pictures below and paste them in the correct order to show the cycle of a plant.

First, a seed is planted in soil.

Next, the seed starts to grow and a sprout comes out of the soil.

Then, the sprout grows into a plant with a flower on top.

Last, the flower turns into a fruit or seed pod that contains new seeds for new plants to grow.

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