18th January 2021 to 23rd January 2021

World This Week

The world this week is an attempt to provide worldly news to kids once a week. The idea behind this is to make them get started on reading world news but it’s written in a child friendly manner and explains some concepts too

Janmashtami celebrations amid Covid-19 restrictions

Krishna Janmashtami, also known as Janmashtami, is an annual Hindu festival that celebrates the birth of Lord Krishna, the eighth avatar of Vishnu. The priests started offering prayers since early morning amid blowing of conch shells and beating of drums in the temples on the festival. The devotees gathered in large number for the decked up temples and carried colorful processions to celebrate the birth of Krishna  amid the restrictions imposed due to Covid-19. In Mathura, devotees gathered outside the temple and greeted each other in loud chorus to celebrate the festival which was followed by the prayer (aarti) of…

Ayodhya Ram Temple Bhoomi Pujan

Prime Minister Narendra Modi participated in the “Bhoomi Pujan” or the groundbreaking ceremony to mark the construction of the grand Ram Temple in Ayodhya on August 5,2020. Mr. Modi began his visit by offering prayers at the Hanumangarhi temple- a shrine to Lord Hanuman there. He then went to Ram janambhoomi or the birth place of Lord Rama to pray at the shrine to “Ram Lalla”, the infant Lord Rama, before proceeding for the “Bhoomi Pujan” ceremony of the Rama Temple. He was surrounded by seers, taking part in the rituals to perform the Bhoomi Pujan for the Ram Temple…

Sprinter Hima takes cricket to stay fit

IMAGE: Hima Das celebrates winning gold in the women’s 400 metres final at the IAAF World Under-20 Championships in Finland, on July 12,2018. The 20-year-old Hima Das popularly known as ‘The Dhing express' is the first Indian woman to win a gold in the world championships with the national record of 50.79 seconds in 400 metres. She is also the first Indian to win a gold medal in a track event at the world level. Presently, the star sprinter is not worried over qualifying for the Olympics with the inclusion of cycling and a bit of cricket in her regular…

Diet plan for a safe Monsoon

Monsoon in India are always awaited as they provide relief from the scorching summer heat. However, we must also remember that the season invites a lot of health issues along with it. As the rainy season affects the immune system of the body, it is essential to be very careful about what we eat and drink during the season. The monsoon season also plays host for many diseases like dengue, malaria, conjunctivitis, typhoid, viral fever, pneumonia, gastrointestinal disturbances, diarrhoea and dysentery. Ritucharya is considered to be very healthy, preventing diseases especially if we stick to seasonally produced foods during the…

PM visits Ladakh

The Prime minister of India, Mr. Modi arrived in Leh, the capital city of Union Territory of Ladakh on July 3,2020. He reached there, 17 days after the Chinese troops killed 20 of the Indian soldiers in the Galwan valley incident. Mr Modi was accompanied by the Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat  and the Army Chief General Manoj Naravana. He visited one of the forward locations in Nimu interacting with the personnel of the Indian Army, Airforce and ITBP there. On a surprise visit to Ladakh, the Indian Prime minister addressed the troops at Nimu outside Leh and…