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Fabindians

Fabindians

By Fabindia School
The official radio station of The Fabindia School; lessons, stories and media for the community. The Fabindia School's mission is to provide access to high-quality education for boys and girls at the rural level using English as the medium of instruction. The school views primary education as a major stepping stone towards social mobility, equality and employment opportunities. Since its inception, the school has been committed to encouraging education for girls. A co-ed private school for pre-school through Class XII, located in Bali Rajasthan, the school champions innovation in learning.
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Mathematics Channel - 2D and 3D Shapes
Episode # 10: Prerna Rathod shares the difference between 2D Shapes and 3D Shapes. This will help you to understand and categorise a shape or an object as 2D or 3D in shape.
01:58
April 8, 2021
English Channel - What are nouns?
Episode#9: Kavitha Devda shares what are nouns. Nouns are the names given to persons, places, animals and things. There are so many people around us. All of them have names.  Man, girl, teacher, doctor are names of persons.  City, classroom, hospital, park are names of places.  Elephant, cow, tiger, dog are names of animals.  Mat, book, table, cap are names of things. 1. Proper noun- The special name given to any person, place, animal, or thing is a proper noun. Proper nouns always begin with a capital letter.  Ex. Rahul, Priya, Delhi, Mumbai, Tommy, Fluffy etc.  2. Common nouns- Ordinary names of persons, places, animals and things are called common nouns. Ex. Dog, man, house, bus etc.  3. Collective nouns-Names given to groups of persons, animals, and things form collective nouns. Ex. An army of soldiers, A crowd of people, A choir of singers etc. Here army, crowd and choir are the words used for a group of people.  A pride of lions, A troop of monkeys and A swarm of bees etc.  Here pride, troop and swarm are used for a group of animals.  A bunch of keys, A bowl of rice, A bouquet etc.  Here bunch, bowl and bouquet are used for a group of things. 
02:60
April 7, 2021
History Channel - Khudiram Bose
Kusum Sharma shares Khudiram Bose's story was an Indian revolutionary from the Bengal Presidency who opposed the British rule of India. For his role in the Muzaffarpur Conspiracy Case and Prafulla Chaki, he was sentenced to death and subsequently executed, making him one of the youngest martyrs of the Indian Independence Movement.
02:41
April 4, 2021
25 Years of The Fabindia School
Keynote Speaker Alumni Yogendra Singh Mertiya's Speech on 25th Annual Day Good Evening to all of you, honourable Chief Guest, Members of the Bhadrajun Artisans work, my respected teachers, parents, many good friends and fellow Fabindians. It's a very emotional moment for me. 25 Years for any institution for any thought are not more, but today I want to refuse to acknowledge that Fabindia school is an institution because it is not an institution. It is a movement because the institution doesn't bring any change institution only make the change good. Works that had been done in the world are done because of thoughts. 25 years from now, 80% of ladies and girls were illiterate; there to make this as the school's central focus in any education to make ladies and girls literate was because they are the country's future. No other good revolutionary thought was there. 25 years before, due to climatic and economic condition, migration took place. People were migrating in search of work and because they were not getting opportunities here. At that time, a person came here to give us an opportunity. I really thank Mr William and the family for thinking like that. People had gone outside to make their future, and you had come here to make our future. And we welcome you here for all the love and affection. The places that I visit are only because of your blessings and support; I got many opportunities in my life because of you. And many times, I feel that I have not done anything for that. The love that I got from here, I always say to God that whatever is given to me is not mine; the Fabindia School gives it. Some days back, I had gone to California, I had gone to Canada, and there is no country where Fabindians are not there. I was so fortunate that one girl from this school, Ritu, met me; she is working in the Uber Company, the world’s largest company. She invited me to her house in California. I  left the school12 years back, but the school is still inviting me. I am very fortunate to be a part of this function and be an ex-student of the school. A few days back, I met two Ex-Students in Delhi, and they told me that they never thought they would be in Jawaharlal University and Miranda House. They said that they never felt inferior there; instead, they were confident because their experiences were very enriching, and this was all because they studied in The Fabindia School. I will end by saying that when I took admission to St. Stephen’s College, New Delhi, India’s best college, I never felt ashamed to say that I was from a village; this was because I was not missing any quality that the others had. I felt very confident, and this confidence helped me a lot. To the students, I would like to say that I have seen many places in my life, you have the best kind of education that you can imagine of, make the best of it; there is no road that we cannot take. From IIT to NMU, to Delhi University, to the University of Pennsylvania, I have taken the entire road. If I could do it, then you too can do it. Never feel bad, never feel less than anybody, you can do anything that anybody in the world can do, and we are all there for you. Thank you so much for giving me this opportunity to speak here, and I wish all the best to everyone and thank you so much. Thank you, Mr Ravi Kaimal, CoFounder The Fabindia School, for a copy of the video clip to produce this episode.
05:03
April 4, 2021
History Channel - Sarojini Naidu
Episode #6: Punita Chouhan shares with us the story of Sarojini Naidu, an Indian political leader best known as the first female President of the Indian National Congress. She was one of India's passionate freedom fighters, a great poetess too; through her poems, she awakened the spirit of freedom struggle of India. She was known as the ‘Nightingale of India’. Sarojini Naidu was very brilliant since her childhood; she started writing poems from a very young age.
01:57
March 31, 2021
Mathematics Channel - Divisibility Rule
Episode #9; Shivani Rao shares the divisibility rule for 6 and 9. These rules help us quickly determine if a number can be divided by 6 and 9 without doing a long division.
02:23
March 23, 2021
Mathematics Channel - 11 times multiplication table
Episode #8; Manisha Deora shares an easy trick to learn the 11 times multiplication table. If you do this many times and practice it, you will eventually start seeing the pattern within the numbers, this will help you learn the 11 times multiplication table very easily.
02:37
March 15, 2021
English Channel - This/ That and These/ Those
Episode #8: Richa Solanki shares the use of the words This/ That and These/ Those. This and That are used before the singular noun and used to identify a person or object like word, and 'That ' is used for person or object which is far from us like the example, if the object like the table is near to us, we can say a 'This is a table'. 'That '  is used to identify an object which is far from us like an aeroplane we can say -That is an aeroplane. 'These' and 'Those 'words are used before the plural noun and used to identify more objects or persons like them to identify an object near us. 'Those' word is to identify a more object which is far from us.
03:52
March 10, 2021
English Channel - Verbs and their types
Episode #7: Nikita Rajpurohit shares her views on Verbs and their types. Verbs are action words. There are many verbs- action verb, helping verb, linking verb, transitive and intransitive verb. A transitive verb requires an object to complete an action, whereas an intransitive verb does not require an object to complete an action. An object is either a noun or a pronoun. An object can be direct or indirect. A thing is called the direct object, whereas the person's name is called the indirect object.
04:32
March 10, 2021
Mathematics Channel - Divisibility rule for 4 and 5
Episode #7: Shivani Rao shares divisibility rule for 4 and 5. These rules help us to quickly determine if a number can be divided by 4 and 5 without doing long division.
02:14
February 17, 2021
English Channel - Learning is a lifelong process
Episode #6: Bharti Rao shares how we can make thinking visible in life as a teacher. It begins when we realize that we are learners. Learning is a lifelong process which continues until the end. Transition in Kids from ‘I can’t do it!’ to be proactive that ‘I can do !’ is necessary. For this, students must think about why they are stuck, and what should they do to get out of this? For this, they need to learn to think about their own thinking. Teaching reading to students will help to make thinking visible. This can be made visible by reflecting on our thoughts. Reflecting and thinking are a powerful tool that helps students overcome obstacles and be more resilient and successful.
04:01
February 17, 2021
Mathematics Channel - Find your family members
Episode #6:Suresh Singh Negi shares a trick by using this trick you know about your family members. Follow the seven steps and do the calculations.
01:24
February 9, 2021
Science Channel - Solar System
Episode #2: Urvish Singh Chauhan helps us understand the Solar system: The collection of eight planets and their moons in orbit around the sun, together with smaller bodies in the form of asteroids, meteoroids, and comets. Planets: Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune; Inner planets: Mercury, Venus, Earth and Mars; and Outer planets: Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune.
04:48
February 6, 2021
History Channel - Bhikaji Cama
Episode #4: Kusum Sharma -  Bhikaiji Cama was born in Bombay (now Mumbai) in a large, well-off Parsi family. Her parents, Sorabji Framji Patel and Jaijibai Sorabji Patel were well known in the city. Her father Sorabji—a lawyer by training and a merchant by profession—was an influential Parsi community member. She was invited to hoist the flag over the parliament in Germany. On 3 August 1885, she married Rustom Cama, who was the son of K. R. Cama. Her husband was a wealthy, pro-British lawyer who aspired to enter politics. It was not a happy marriage, and Bhikhaiji spent most of her time and energy on philanthropic and social work.
01:59
February 4, 2021
English Channel - Writing
Episode#5: Kavitha Devda shares the importance of writing - as a means of communicating ideas and storing information, written language is the single most important and far-reaching technology. Writing has been widely regarded as a crucially essential skill in teaching and learning.  Writing by hand boosts your creativity, improves your memory, relieves your stress, depression and anxiety. Writing helps to improve all the other skills of listening, speaking and reading as they all are interrelated to each other. I Writing not only stimulates thinking, but compels students to concentrate and organise their ideas,  cultivate their abilities to summarise, analyse and criticise.
01:31
February 4, 2021
English Channel - Reading
Episode #4: Monika Vaishnav, an English teacher, shares the importance of reading to encourage her students to develop reading skills to enlighten their minds. Reading is important for everyone. Reading involves understanding the meaning of content, vocabulary, structure and relationship of ideas. It is an exercise for the mind, which helps to calm down and opens new knowledge doors. 
02:27
February 2, 2021
Mathematics Channel - Trick " Answer is 3"
Episode #5: Prerna Rathod shares a Trick " Answer is 3".  Follow the four steps and do the calculations. After doing the calculations, your answer will always be 3.
01:45
February 2, 2021
History Channel - Ahilyabai Holkar
Episode #3: Punita Chouhan shares Ahilyabai Holkar's story (31 May 1725 – 13 August 1795)was the hereditary noble Sardar of the Maratha Empire, India. Ahilya was born in the village of Chondi in Jamkhed, Ahmednagar, Maharashtra. She moved the seat of her kingdom to Maheshwar south of Indore on the Narmada River. Ahilyabai was a great pioneer and builder of Hindu temples. She built hundreds of temples and Dharmashalas throughout India.
04:33
February 2, 2021
Mathematics Channel - Trick to learn 9 times multiplication table
Episode #4: Manisha Deora shares an easy trick to learn the 9 times multiplication table. If you do this many times and practice it, you will eventually start seeing the pattern within the numbers and it will help you to learn the multiplication table.
02:17
January 29, 2021
Science Channel - The Sun
Episode #1: Byju Joseph shares more about the Sun, the ultimate source of energy. Production of energy in the sun; The distance from the earth; The revolution of the sun; The structure of the sun; and NASA's Parker Solar Probe mission.
04:04
January 29, 2021
Hindi Channel - श्रवण कौशल का विकास
Episode #3: Urmila Rathore एक अच्छा श्रोता ही एक अच्छा वक्ता बनता है,  अतः श्रवण कौशल छात्रों को एकाग्रचित्त, समझने की शक्ति एवं भाषायी कौशल में निपुण बनाता है। साथ ही उसकी मानसिक शक्ति को बढ़ावा देता है।
02:48
January 21, 2021
English Channel - Speaking Skills
 English Channel Episode #3: Nikita Rajpurohit shares the importance of speaking skill and tips for being a good speaker. Communication is an important part of life and speaking is an integral part of communication. Hence, to communicate effectively, one must learn to speak effectively. Speaking is one of the most important skills among all the four skills of a language. This skill gives us the ability to communicate effectively, allows the speaker to convey his/her messages convincingly. To improve speaking skill, you need to expand your vocabulary, improve your pronunciation and think in English. Tips for being a good speaker are:- Be confident. Your voice control and body language are significant for effective communication. Maintain eye contact, modulate your tone and illustrate with anecdotes are important while speaking.
04:08
January 21, 2021
Mathematics Channel - Divisibility Rule
Mathematics  Channel Episode #3; Shivani Rao shares divisibility rule for 2 and 3. These rules help us to quickly determine if a number can be divided by 2 and 3 without doing long division.
02:57
January 21, 2021
Hindi Channel _ कहानी वाचन
Hindi Channel Episode #2: Rajeshwari Rathore कक्षा में कहानी वाचन का क्या महत्व है व कहानी वाचन करते समय क्या- क्या सावधानियां रखनी चाहिए।
03:01
January 21, 2021
History Channel - Origin Of Buddhism
History Channel Episode #2:  Listen to Swabhi Parmar share  Buddha’s teachings, known as “dharma.” He taught that wisdom, kindness, patience, generosity and compassion were important virtues. 
05:23
January 12, 2021
English Channel - Listening
English Language Channel Episode #2 Richa Solanki shares the importance of English Language in our life. Listening is first and a process of input. Listening can facilitate one's capacity of response to language, which leads to faster reading such a fast and complicated thinking process can drive forward the development of listener ability to respond quickly. In return, the ability of quick response is necessary for speed and accurate reading. On the other hand, listening as comprehensive ability belongs to the implicit process. Without understanding input appropriately, learning cannot get any improvement. Besides, without listening skill, no communication can be achieved. Listening properly will language improves and language. Unlike the other language skills, listening is felt comparatively much difficult by the learners, as it has all its interrelated subskills such as receiving, understanding, remembering, evaluating, and responding.  Without listening skills, language learning is impossible. In the show, Richa Solanki passionate English teacher shares listening skills in the English Language for her students & community to acquire & master the language.
02:16
January 12, 2021
Mathematics Channel - Calculate Your Age
Mathematics Channel 4 Episode #2: Suresh Singh Negi share a trick by using this trick you can find the age of any person, but this trick will do work only in 2021. Follow the six steps and do the calculations.
01:29
January 11, 2021
Hindi Channel - Varnmala
Hindi Channel Episode #1: Krishan Gopal Dave explains 'Hindi Varnmala'. हिंदी वर्णमाला में विभिन्न वर्णों की जानकारी यथा- स्वर, स्पर्श, अंतस्थ और उष्म व्यंजन।
03:03
January 6, 2021
Welcome Message from the Principal
Rajeshree Shihag Principal The Fabindia School welcomes Fabindians and the community to join the school to take learning forward via the Radio Channel.
01:05
January 6, 2021
Mathematics Channel - What is your Age?
Mathematics Channel Episode #1: Prerna Rathod shares a Trick with your Age. Follow the four steps and do the calculations. The final answer will have your age at the start and end of the answer.
02:41
January 5, 2021
English Channel - Personality Development
English Channel Episode #1: English Language Channel Episode #1; Bharti Rao shares the Role of English Language in our life. Language is a means of communication. An important role in the development of a person's personality. Helps for interaction & job opportunities. The English language has four basic skills LSRW, which helps us understand, acquire & master the English Language. In the show, Bharti Rao passionate English teacher shares the role & skills of English Language for her students & the community to acquire & master the language.
05:06
January 4, 2021
History Channel - Rani Laxmi Bai
History Channel Episode #1; Kusum Sharma shares the story of Lakshmibai, the Rani of Jhansi; 19 November 1828 – 18 June 1858), was an Indian queen of the Maratha princely state of Jhansi in North India currently present in Jhansi district in Uttar Pradesh, India. She was one of the leading figures of the Indian Rebellion of 1857 and became a symbol of resistance to the British Raj for Indian nationalists. In the show, Kusum, passionate social studies teacher shares the story for her students and the community simply and eloquently.
01:57
January 4, 2021
I am Hemlata
Hemlata a student at The Fabindia School shares her story. The Fabindia School's mission is to provide access to high-quality education for boys and girls at the rural level using English as the medium of instruction. The school views primary education as a major stepping stone towards social mobility, equality and employment opportunities. Since its inception, the school has been committed to encouraging education for girls.  Rajeshree Shihag the Principal of the school says... "Every time I see this video it gives me goosebumps to see Hemlata grow into such a beautiful human being, blessings to her".
05:30
January 3, 2021
The Fabindia School
The school was established in 1992 in the village of Bali, Rajasthan by William and John Bissell who recognized the need for a model school to empower young people in rural Rajasthan where literacy rates are extremely low, especially among women. After completing his studies in 1988, William Bissell lived for several years in Jodhpur, Rajasthan where he worked with rural artisans and various crafts co-operatives across the state. This formative experience strongly impacted his views on the critical role of education and the lack of high quality, affordable education in rural areas. William was passionate about creative approaches to education which brought out each child's inherent talents and the need to include environmental education in a local context. With input from many creative talents over the years, the school has become a model for preparing its students for success in life while contributing to the local community. In 2012 Sandeep Dutt joined the trust and is now the Chairman of the Bhadrajun Artisans Trust, he has been instrumental in many of the innovations in learning,  has helped strengthen the position of the school as a change-maker and leader in the affordable quality education space in the world. This episode provides a glimpse of the vision and mission of the school; the founders, students and community share their experience and how the school has made a difference to the lives of young people of the area. Today, many of the alumni members come back to the school to teach and share their passion for taking learning forward.
03:45
December 7, 2020
Fabindians
Fabindia celebrates India, the school is their maiden attempt to bring to life learning, focus on local culture and build a school with a focus on diversity, inclusion and belonging. The not for profit Bhadrajan Artisans Trust partners with the local community to strengthen the belief and co-create an environment for the personal and social development if every individual.
00:55
December 6, 2020