GOGI SAROJ PAL – a r e t r o s p e c t i v e Pathways Art Gallery, Pathways School Gurgaon II exhibition remains open till – 26 November, 2014 (9:00 am – 4:00 pm)
Pathways School, Noida hosted an unusual workshop for parents and guests which combined mind management and martial arts. This workshop has had its success with different groups from corporate leaders to home-makers making it popular with both women and men and hence the thought to do it at Pathways. The workshop was held on 17th October 2014. The workshop was conducted on “Street Safety & Mind Boxing Workshop by Sifu Singh” a martial arts, functional fitness and human performance coach for the Jeet Kune Do Athletic Association.
Sifu Singh taught easy to learn and most effective self defense techniques based on combat system followed by Military Units worldwide. These techniques work regardless the size, strength & level of fitness against a bigger & stronger opponent. Along with Self Defense Training, Sifu Harinder Singh also taught a special corporate program known as Mind Boxing. The Mind Boxing™ program was designed to show, how to be One Step Ahead. It talked about how to Observe & Intercept troublesome situations instead of just reacting to them as they are happening.
About Sifu Singh –
Harinder Singh is a martial arts, functional fitness and human performance coach for the Jeet Kune Do Athletic Association. Singh has trained members of ILEETA, US Navy SEALS, Secret Service, DEA, US Marshals, SWAT, DOD, and numerous other foreign and domestic military and intelligence services, professional athletes, elite martial artists, executives and business leaders. His programs are designed to address Martial, Physical, and Mental/Mindset needs of his clients.A lifelong martial artist, Singh is a Senior Instructor in JeetKune Do, Filipino Kali, Wing Chun, and Tai-Chi. Singh also continues to train in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and is currently a Purple Belt. Singh is passionate about Functional Fitness and Attribute development, and is the creator of “Action Strength”, a progressive fitness system with Belt Rankings, that is a combination of Kettlebells, Indian Mace, Body Weight, and Tai-Chi Training. Singh holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of
Calfornia, Davis, in Computer Science & Engineering, and Worked in the Silicon Valley as an Engineer and Business Strategist. Singh has also delivered a Keynote speech “Quieting the Mind in 5 minutes a Day”, at the Prestigious TED Conference.
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About Arun Sharma -
A Proud Student of Sifu Singh & his official Indian Representative. Phase One Instructor in JKD, PFS & Filipino Martial Arts with 12 Years of Experience in Martial Arts, a Certified BJJ, Kali & Shaolin Kung Fu Instructor. Arun Sharma has trained many of Army Units, Police Units, Special Forces Units, Para Forces Units, NSG (National Security Guards), Seychelles Commandos and few other elite law enforcement agencies. Along with this Arun has successfully conducted multiple workshops in various other Corporate firms & educational institutions
It taught me that in our lives we do not remember days but remember moments and in this trip I gathered a lot of these moments which will stay with me through out my life and which I hope will help me grow as a human being.
I thank my school and my parents to give me an opportunity to go for such a wonderful trip. Kumaon as a place is beautiful and the early morning view was just breathtaking.
Let me share some of the most wonderful moments of the trip with you.
We were in for a small surprise the first day we reached the camp as there were no proper toilet seats. To manage and to find a way of using the toilet was an experience I will never forget.
The first of trekking was also a challenge for me because of some medical problems but Mr. Satish of MindVisa, boosted my confidence and gave me the courage to overcome my problem and on the last day I was able to complete my trek in spite of my health issues. It also taught me that with the right encouragement and determination you can overcome any difficulty.
Seeing the butterfly collection and holding the snake for the first time in my hand were wonderful experiences also.
Working in the orchard and in the farm made me realize that there is more to life than laptops and video games.It brought me close to nature and now I have told my mom of handing over the responsibility of the garden to me.
Last but not the least I made a lot of new friends from other schools.
The games we played helped in breaking the ice between us and we ended up making friends from other schools especially Auroville school from down south.I learnt about their culture and also learnt some Tamil words.
I hope we remain in touch with each other and develop a friendship which lasts us a life time.
In short “I loved the trip”.
By Aryaman Dewan
Form 9, Pathways School Noida
This October, many Schools in Delhi NCR flocked to Pathways School Gurgaon for the third annual Pathways Gurgaon Inter-school Robotics fest called ‘Robongiers’ from Oct 9-10. The competing schools included Pathways World School, Aravali, Amity International School, Gurgaon; Manav Rachna International School, Faridabad; Amity International School, Noida; Scottish High International School, Gurgaon; Manav Rachna International School, Gurgaon; Manav Rachna International School, Charmwood; Suncity World School and the host school – Pathways School Gurgaon.
The event was graced by Capt Rohit Bajaj, School Director, Pathways School Gurgaon and Mr Prashant Jain, Director, Pathways Schools. The competition was declared open by Capt Rohit Bajaj with the lighting of the lamp. Encouraging the students, Capt. Rohit Bajaj said, ‘There is a certain untapped resource within us, called potential. This event is being hosted to tap this untapped potential’. Mr Prashant Jain shared also his words of wisdom with the students and said ‘It’s not always about the end product. It is about the process and the building because that is what makes it possible for the result to happen again’.
This was followed by a performance by Pathways students on a Baroque composition ‘Canon’ by J.S. Bach. This was followed by another fun performance ‘I’ve Got a Robot’, a rap and song that was sung by the students of grade six students. The last performance was a dance on a medley of electric music and an old famous song, ‘(I’ve had) The Time of My Life’.
Soon, the competition started. The first round was an ‘Electronics’ round, where all the teams had to build their own small light-following robot that would sense and follow the light of a torch. In the next round, the students were given a situation where passengers of a plane crash were stranded in the forest, and the robots, which were to be built of lego, needed to be built and programmed to travel through a maze and pick up these passengers.
The competition was organised to challenge logical thinking, creativity and problem-solving skills of the students. Robongiers engaged students at a much deeper level and the hands-on applications and creative design required to accomplish the task will be an experience unlike any that they have ever encountered. The students worked hard during the two days, motivated and determined to prove themselves; thereby fulfilling the purpose of this competition – tapping the untapped potential within us.
Vanshika Goel, currently studying in Grade 7 at Pathways Noida, participated in Colours of Saying, the Dylan Thomas Response to Poetry competition this summer. This was open to all in various age groups. She entered in the 10-12 years age group for which a response to The Hunchback in the Park by Dylan Thomas was required.
She turned in her response through a poem of her own – a remarkable one for someone her age.
The results of the competition were recently announced and her entry was shortlisted for publication in an anthology to be released by the Seventh Quarry, the magazine that initiated this competition to celebrate Dylan Thomas’ centenary, at a facilitation ceremony in Swansea, Wales on 6th December 2014.
We are proud of her and look forward to many more poems and thought-provoking responses to poetry from her!