Durga Shakti Nagpal, an IAS officer with a strong commitment to fighting corruption, was a top ranker in the Union Public Service Commission Civil Service examination. She conducted a Get Mentored session for our high school students, offering advice on how to prepare for Civil Services and other competitive exams.
During her inspiring session, she guided the students through the methods she used to develop interest and follow a study plan to prepare for the exams.
Saranya, a Grade 11 student, says that Durga's advice is already helping her in improving her communication skills and expanding her knowledge. Even teachers who attended the session walked away with ideas for improving their interactions with students.
Mentoring sessions inspire students and guide them for their better careers. We are deeply thankful to Durga for her insightful mentoring session, which was very helpful for our students.
Mrs. Monimala of Isha Vidhya Nagercoil is a favorite among her students because her arts & crafts class is always a fun experience for them. But thi does not happen by accident; she works hard to achieve it.
The teacher begins her day by tidying up her art classroom and spreading fragrance throughout. She then prepares materials in advance for all of the day's classes, ensuring that her students have an uninterrupted art class.
Mrs. Monimala chose to become an arts & crafts teacher because she is passionate about art, and ten years after joining the school, she received the Isha Vidhya Arts & Crafts Teacher of the Year 2020-21 Award in recognition of her dedication and exceptional performance.
Mrs. Monimala researches on the internet for information about different drawing and craft techniques to encourage her students in order to try out new things. She says that at Isha Vidhya students are encouraged to understand the concept and arrive at their own creative interpretation rather than copying someone else's art. After each class, she takes feedback from her students to help hone their talents better and to improve her contribution as a teacher.
She dreams of decorating the school with paintings and seeing her students become great artists.
Deebha has been dabbling with colors since childhood, encouraged by parents, despite the fact that no one in her family is artistically inclined. She enjoys painting landscapes the most and prefers to use pastel colors because she believes they give her drawings a more natural look. Naturally, the art and craft class is dear to her, and her favorite artist is Raja Ravi Varma.
Deebha has won awards at both the national and district levels in art competitions, and she was also chosen for the wall painting at Chennai Airport for the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan. This multi-talented student has also won awards in scientific and athletic competitions. She says that the numerous art competitions held at school as well as various locations has helped her hone her skills while receiving encouragement and motivation from her teachers.
A Class 11 student at Isha Vidhya Villupuram, Deebha is studying on a merit scholarship for her above-average grades in Class 10.
She intends to pursue further studies in Computer Science while continuing to nurture her love of painting.