Education

The Future of India - Ekal Vidyalaya Foundation

The Future of India – Ekal Vidyalaya Foundation
By Raj  Shah

In 2017, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi gave Ekal Vidyalaya Foundation (EVF) a unique goal of establishing 100,000 schools by the year 2022  – the 75th year of India’s independence. Volunteers and management of Ekal Vidyalaya Foundation accepted this challenge very gracefully and predicted that they will reach this goal way ahead of time. To date, EVF has established 99,209 …

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Class of 2019 Valedictorians and salutatorians

Indian Americans in the list of 2019 Valedictorians and salutatorians

Indian American students continue to earn high marks in high school with several on the growing list of Valedictorians/Salutatorians. Here is our Q and A with some local students. Pooja Ghay – Valedictorian School Name: Olympia High School City/State: Windermere, FL GPA: 5.55 College: University of Florida. Parents: Neetu Ghay Sudheer Ghay Academic Awards: Received the Super Scholars Award for …

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Nihar Janga: 2019 National Geographic GeoBee Champion

Nihar Janga: 2019 National Geographic GeoBee Champion

Nihar Janga, an 8th grader at Canyon Ridge Middle School in Austin, Texas, earned top honors at the 31st annual National Geographic GeoBee National Championship. The annual geography contest was held on May 22, 2019, at National Geographic headquarters in Washington, D.C. The competition saw the best of young talent answering intense questions based on world knowledge and ideas. Nihar …

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2019 Scripps National Spelling Bee Champions

2019 Scripps National Spelling Bee Champions

Rishik Gandhasri School Name: Chaboya Middle School City/State: San Jose, CA Grade: 7 Age: 13 Accomplishments: Rishik has played 3 different instruments, but his favorite one is the saxophone. He is an active participant in his school band. Sponsering Organization: Bay Area Regional Spelling Bee Bio: My favorite subjects are math, science, reading and STEAM. I love building LEGOs and …

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Indian-Americans Dominate the 92nd Scripps National Spelling Bee

Indian-Americans Dominate the 92nd Scripps National Spelling Bee

Do you know what the common link is for these individuals – Rohan Raja, Karthik Nemmani, Ananya Vinay, Jairam Hathwar, Gokul Venkatachalam, and Sukanya Roy? All are names of Indian-origin, but there is an even greater commonality. Each of these are young students who have won the prestigious Scripps National Spelling Bee competition over the years. Indian-American students have been …

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Words

Words to Live by Compiled by Raj Shah

Ahimsa is not a policy for the seizure of power. It is a way of transforming relationships so as to bring about a peaceful transfer of power, effected freely and without compulsion by all concerned, because all have come to recognize it as right. — Thomas Merton If thou shouldst say, “It is enough, I have reached perfection,” all is …

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The Broadcom Foundation and Society for Science & the Public

Broadcom Masters

The Broadcom Foundation and Society for Science & the Public Broadcom masters (Math, Applied Science, Technology, and Engineering for Rising Stars) Competition. Winner Meghna Behari, 8th Grade Marshall Middle School: Wexford, PA Aquabot: An Integrated Modular Platform for Testing and Monitoring Surface Water Quality Project Background: “I often hear about high levels of contamination in waterways very close to my …

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How to Raise a Genius

HOW TO RAISE A GENIUS The most important thing driving a young child to become a genius is parents’ love. Parents dream to raise a child who is healthy, happy and successful. The child needs attention, affection and care of the parents to be raised properly. Being polite and understanding is more necessary than being smart. Children must know that …

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Valedictorians And Salutatorians

Valedictorians and Salutatorians

  Valedictorians and Salutatorians 2018 Nasrat Alam – Valedictorian School Name: Piper High School City/State: Sunrise, FL GPA: 5.17. Hometown: Sunrise. Accomplishments: Questbridge National College Match Finalist; Questbridge Prep Scholar; National Honor Society; Mu Alpha Theta, president, treasurer, computer specialist; Rocketry Club, president; eSports; Coding and Animation; Gaming and Animation. Planned College: University of Virginia. Planned Major: Computer science. Ashi …

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Keep Your Children Learning this Summer

6 Simple and Fun Ways to Keep Your Children Learning this Summer Provided by Kumon Math & Reading Center For most kids, summer means sunny days at the pool, no alarm clocks and extended bedtimes. However, as parents plan family vacations and activities to keep their children busy, it’s important to remember that learning can and should still continue during …

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