Monthly Archives: October 2016

Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Day

Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel ( 31 October 1875 – 15 December 1950) was an Indian barrister and statesman, one of the leaders of the Indian National Congress and one of the founding fathers of the Republic of India. He was a social leader who played a leading role in the country’s struggle for independence and guided its integration into a united, independent nation. In India and elsewhere, he was often addressed as Sardar, which means Chief in Hindi, Urdu and Persian.

He was raised in the countryside of Gujarat. Patel was employed in successful practice as a lawyer. He subsequently organised peasants from Kheda,Borsad, and Bardoli in Gujarat in non-violent civil disobedience against oppressive policies imposed by the British Raj; in this role, he became one of the most influential leaders in Gujarat. He rose to the leadership of the Indian National Congress, in which capacity he would organise the party for the elections held in 1934 and 1937, as well as continue to promote the Quit India Movement.

As the first Home Minister and Deputy Prime Minister of India, Patel organised relief for refugees fleeing from Punjab and Delhi and led efforts to restore peace across the nation. Patel took charge of the task to forge a united India by integrating into the newly independent nation those British colonial provinces”allocated” to India. Besides those provinces under direct British rule, approximately 565 self-governing princely states had been released from Britishsuzerainty by the Indian Independence Act 1947. Through both frank diplomacy as well an option to deploy military force, Patel would persuade almost every princely state to accede to India. Patel’s commitment to national integration in the newly independent country was total and uncompromising, earning him the sobriquet “Iron Man of India”. He is also affectionately remembered as the “Patron saint of India’s civil servants” for having established the modern all-India services system. He is also called the Unifier of India.

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Stratagem: Win over examinations

After a course of learning and training, students’ proficiency is formally assessed by the education system.  In spite of speculations over holding examinations, it is an integral part of the education system in India.

Here are few tips that can ease you while you endeavor;

Plan: To succeed in achieving your goal, planning is a must.  Benjamin Franklin once said, “If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail.”  Schedule your time before and after school/college.  Create a study plan covering the subjects pertaining to the course of study.  Schedule time including sleep, food, relaxation and entertainment. Do not over do either of them.

Attend classes regularly: Never skip classes. Every topic is essential in imparting its knowledge and is essential to obtain marks/grades.

Focus:  Being attentive in class solves most of the problems.  Physically present and mentally absent in class does no good.  Probe if a topic cannot be comprehended.  Develop listening skills.

Revise: On the very day revise what was learnt. Do not keep for tomorrow, for tomorrow has its share of load to come.

Try a Technique: Write and learn. Writing helps the learner register the matter and remember better. Prepare flow charts, short notes and pictorial representations which will help recall the learnt.

Self Assess: Measure your status of knowledge attained by taking periodical tests, that can be daily or weekly or after every topic.

Seek Help: It is of no harm to take aid from others.  Seek guidance and help from those who are better in knowledge and skill pertaining to the subject of study.

Practice:  Practice helps register better and gain speed.  Whether it is knowledge or skill, more the practice better the results.

Never Cheat:  Cheating and Malpractice is unethical and in due course these activities will bring down one’s self esteem and self reliance. Opting for unethical ways to succeed can lead to bad repercussions.  Never Cheat.

Have faith: Hard work and smart work always fruits.

Rashmi S

Admin Executive