Dream On…

As Saint Augustine rightly said, “the world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page” and Deepalaya with its quality based education exposes its students to gain a practical knowledge of their dreams. Forty students from 6th to 10th grade of the four Deepalaya (Kalkaji Extension, Sanjay Colony, Gole Kuan and Ramditi) Schools toured the office of Times of India (TOI) Press at Ghaziabad on 6th April, 2010. This was part of the Schools curriculum focusing on current events, developing reading habits and moreover to encourage the students to dream further. The visit turned out to be an eye-opener for many students wishing to enter the field as journalists, writers, editors and designers etc. “I learnt a lot about how a newspaper is made, inks used to give a perfect blend to the pictures and I am amazed by the software available here which cuts down human effort,” commented Seema Ahmed, a IXth grade student of Deepalaya School, Kalkaji Extension. Mr. Anil Singh, Manager, Times of India discussed and explained to the students about how the newspapers are created, how editorials are submitted, which paper they use, how the layout is printed with the help of the four inks (black, sand, magenta and yellow) and how the software helps in producing the daily newspaper. The children were startled by the fact that the team of 400-500 employees produce 1, 46,000 newspapers per hour. Mr. Singh further explained that the supplementary newspapers are prepared during the day while the hard news is printed in the night. It was a different exposure for the teachers accompanying the students during the visit. “I feel that such visits should happen on a regular basis. We have morning assembly at our School where children read the newspaper, but nowhere down the line had we thought about its making. It was a great experience for me and my students,” commented Ms. Geeta Joshi, Maths Teacher at Deepalaya School, Kalkaji Extension. Facilitating the students, Major Sanjay Dhillon, Assistant General Manager at TOI motivated the students to develop reading habits and regularly read a newspaper, magazine or a book. After the visit, the students planned to take information gleaned from their tour of the newspaper office and write articles about their visit. The visit turned out to be fruitful and we wish that the students soon come out with their first ever school newspaper! It was indeed a trip was informative and was an experience, that the students would remember all their life. Send feedback to pooja@deepalaya.org By- Pooja Sikka, Officer- Media Coordination & Content Development



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