ISW brings VEDIC Math to Language & Culture School
~by Puja Sarma
It was intriguing for me to enter the classroom of Sarwan K. Aggarwal, a teacher brought by the ISW Cultural School. Mr. Aggarwal would be teaching the children something called “Vedic math”.
Vedic math is basically a different way to perform math problems. It is important to note that Vedic math dates back to the Rishis, some of the oldest of Indian ancestry. These Rishis converted complicated mathematical theories and laws into a more usable form for everyone. Even today, Vedic math can still be useful to these students.
ISW’s Cultural School Celebrates Mahatma Gandhi’s Birthday
October 2, 2011, was the birthday of one of India’s most revered and respected leaders—Gandhi. The Cultural School is fortunate to have Ms. Priti Dayal to host a history lesson to students, right after their language lessons ended. In a midst of chatter, the children entered the Assembly room, seeming to wonder why Mrs. Dayal had a spinning wheel and a framed picture of Gandhi near her. But, as with almost every Assembly, most children were restless and upholding the “Why am I here?” or “I’m bored, and I want to go home,” usual attitudes. It seemed understandable since most of these attendees were between the ages of 7 and 11.
New Eyes for Needy by Rahi Punjabi
As a community service project, Rahi D. Punjabi is sponsoring a campaign to collect used eyeglasses. The donated glasses will be sent to New Eyes for the Needy, a non-profit volunteer organization whose mission is to improve the vision of poor children, adults and seniors in the United States and throughout the world including India.
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