Water, water everywhere, only if we share May 13, 2013Posted by christjuniorcollege in Eco Club.
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Water has become one of most sought after natural resource in recent decades. Human conflict, wars, climate change, and over usage has left large portions of the world’s population without easy and sustainable access to clean and drinkable water. 783 million people do not have access to clean water and almost 2.5 billion do not have access to adequate sanitation.
Recognizing this as an impediment to the social and economic well being of communities, the United Nations General Assembly declared 2013 as the United Nations International Year of Water cooperation in order to solve the challenges of water management.
Access to water can be a source of conflict, but it is also a catalyst for cooperation and peace building. Cooperation on such a practical and vital issue as water management and drinking water supply and sanitation services can help overcome cultural, political and social tensions, and can also build trust and social peace between different groups, genders, communities, regions or states. It will also emphasize key water management issues such as water education; water diplomacy; sharing of water resources across national and community borders; and national and international legal frameworks on the use, and sharing of water.
Related to this, Prakruthi, the Eco club will be organizing several activities and events to raise awareness about various issues related to water management. So, I invite each and every member of CJC family to get actively involved in all these programmes and thereby make a change in their attitude and behavior to use water more wisely and know the best methods to conserve it.
Sincy A H Scaria, Coordinator, Prakruthi, the Eco club
Visits May 2, 2013Posted by christjuniorcollege in Visits.
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A visit to Volvo Factory
Christ Junior College’s Contingent visited the Volvo Factory in Sweden as part of the Indo-Sweden Exchange programme. Here is what the team talked about its visit.
Volve means ”i roll” in Latin. Volvo was first started in 1927 in Gothenburg, Sweden. On Tuesday, that is on 23rd of April, we got an opportunity to visit the Volvo factory. The Volvo factory is really huge. In a Volvo factory, about 17-18 robots do the work and 8-10 workers look after them. They manufacture 680 cars in a day depending on customer’s demands. They manufacture 6 different car models . They took us on a tour inside the Volvo car manufacturing unit. We all were excited to look at the robots how they work accurately day and night.
Experiences @ Lerum April 22, 2013Posted by christjuniorcollege in Galleria.
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The Indian contingent, which left India for Sweden is right now at Lerums Gymnasium, Sweden. It has begun its first leg of the tour. This is what the team says:
Lerum is a town more than you think. A few facts about Lerum are documented below:
- High middle income
- High level of education
- Focus on climate change education and vocational training
- Low unemployment rate
As mentioned above, Lerums Gymnasium focusses on Vocational Training. One of the major vocational training courses offered is carpentry as a co-curricular activity. Both boys and girls take part in this training programme. The wood used for building purpose is local pine wood.
Here are a few pictures captured by the team for all:
ABOUT SWEDEN March 28, 2013Posted by allenchethan in About Sweden.
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Sweden is one of the largest countries in Europe, with great diversity in its nature and climate. Located in Northern Europe, bordering the Baltic Sea, Gulf of Bothnia, Kattegat and Skagerrak, between Finland and Norway, it is a sparsely populated country, characterized by its long coastline, extensive forests and numerous lakes. It is one of the world’s northernmost countries. The indigenous population consists of the Swedes and Finnish and Sami minorities and the foreign-born or first-generation immigrants consists of the Finns, Yugoslavs, Danes, Norwegians, Greeks and Turks. The most widely practiced religions in Sweden are Lutheran, Roman Catholic, Orthodox, Baptist, Muslim, Jewish and Buddhism. The official language is Swedish. Five other minority languages are also recognized: Finnish, Meänkieli, Sami, Romani and Yiddish. In school the kids learns English, and later they can also choose German, Spanish or French.
Varied scenery with a rich wildlife
With its variety of landscapes from the mountain ranges in the west, its coniferous forests and innumerable rivers, Sweden is a paradise for flora and fauna. Sweden has everything from bears and wolves in the north to roe deer and wild boar in the south. The country also has a wealth of flora and aquatic life, which contribute to its biological diversity.
Its wildlife includes the large moose which is a great prize for hunters (and also a traffic hazard!) wolves, wild boars foxes and hares. Hunting is closely regulated and many species of animal are completely protected. Winter bird life in Sweden is dominated by a few species, but summer brings large numbers of migratory birds from the south.
With its long coasts and many lakes, Sweden also has a rich variety of aquatic life. Fish species vary from the cod and mackerel of the salty Atlantic to the salmon and pike found in the far less saline Gulf of Bothnia and in lakes and rivers. Herring and the smaller Baltic herring used to be an important staple food, but today are seen more as delicacies. Because of their limestone-rich bedrock and favorable climate, the islands of Gotland and Öland and parts of the Scandinavian mountain range have an interesting flora that includes numerous varieties of orchid.
Sweden has a much milder climate than most other regions of the world that lie as far north. Sweden’s climate is influenced by the Gulf Stream, a warm ocean stream that flows off Norway’s west coast. Sweden’s many lakes and the gulfs of Bothnia give Sweden generally a relatively mild climate. July temperatures in Sweden average 13 to 17°C. February is usually Sweden’s coldest month, with temperatures from – 22 to -3°C. In northern Sweden, winter temperatures often drop to -30°C, sometimes even lower. Snow covers the ground in southern Sweden from December to April, and in northern Sweden the first snowfall is often already in October. Most of the country is icebound in winter, but special ice-breaking boats keep the major ports open.
Sweden experiences extreme contrasts between its long summer days and equally long winter nights. In the summer, the sun stays in the sky around the clock in the parts of Sweden north of the Arctic Circle, but even as far south as Stockholm (59°N) the June nights have only a few hours of semi-darkness.
Swedes are generally held to be punctual, law abiding and respectful of rules and regulations. They generally like hobbies and activities and pursuing them together with others is probably the easiest way to meet and get to know new people. People usually find many things confusing or strange at first. This will probably be true of your first time in Sweden. Remember, however, that if there is anything you are unsure of the best thing to do is to ask someone. Swedes are informal and willing to help. This is especially true of young people and students, many of whom have traveled widely themselves.
About The Programme March 25, 2013Posted by allenchethan in About the Programme.
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Christ Junior College has ventured into Indo Sweden Socio-Cultural Exchange Programme in collaboration with Lerum Gymnasium, Lerum near Gothenburg, Sweden. The programme aims to promote service learning and a comparative understanding of the socio-economic conditions of the people in developed and developing countries. It will focus on the Sweden’s educational system, economy, culture and family values.
People Involved March 25, 2013Posted by allenchethan in People.
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The following people are involved in the Indo Sweden Student Exchange Programme:
- Mrs. Sheela Chacko
- Mrs. Anitha Ravindrakumar
- Akshara Raju
- Allen Peter
- Chetton Raj
- Kokila Atreya
- Malavika Mohan
- Priya Caroline
Objectives of the programme March 25, 2013Posted by allenchethan in Objectives.
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Goal of the Programme
To foster responsible individuals who contribute to a holistic, peaceful and democratic world.
- To encourage and facilitate contacts and discussions between youth of the two countries.
- To promote awareness and understanding about cultural differences
Focus of Discussions and Visits
The focus will be on social development in the hands of inviduals, governmental and non governmental organizations.
Features of the programme March 25, 2013Posted by allenchethan in Features.
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During the first week, the contingent will study vocational programmes in Sweden school system. This will be accompanied with classroom immersion, which will include customized classes on Economy and Culture. The students will make a comparative analysis on:
- Family structure
- Health care
- Environmental Issues
- Care System
During the following week, the team will pay visits to different schools, Kindergarten, Care Centres and Social Service Organizations.
Not an end…A new beginning! March 20, 2013Posted by abhisheknagarajrao in SWO Page.
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As we come to the end of 2012-13 academic year we can look back and say ‘What an year that was!’ Beginning with the I PUC inauguration till college day, the year was eventful. Throughout the year, SWO was very active organizing events like XITE, Magnachrista, College Day etc…
Xite was as usual…exciting!
Magnachrista with Cosmos was magnum opus!
College Day-the cultural events were a treat to the eyes and ears!
Overall a grand success to the SWO community. I would like to thank each and everyone involved in SWO. As we look back and cherish the wonderful memories of last year we also look forward to the coming year. Again starting with the inauguration of 1st and 2nd PUC to Xite and Magnachrista, our college fest, there is plenty in store from the SWO family. Teachers and students all around are eagerly waiting for the forthcoming events. We have already started with our preparations. We are confident that this year is going to be the best so far. We hope you are ready for another wonderful, eventful year at CJC.
Abhishek, Student Representative, SWO
A “Colossus” economy- can we become that? March 13, 2013Posted by mehulmehta in Colossus.
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That, India is considered as one of the economic giants of Asia does not come as a surprise to many because the current economic growth path it has taken, has led many people economists to carefully carry out researches aimed at uncovering the force behind such incredible economic expansion.
The energy sector is one of the key areas that have catapulted the vast country in to the hall of economic fame. Projected consumption stood at 3 million barrels per day according to a report by the International Atomic Energy Agency. Consumption of energy being one of the key economic indicators.
The manufacturing sector has witnessed many foreign companies applying for company formation in India and set base in the country to capitalize largely on the cheap, skilled and semi-skilled labor force characterizing the country’s 478.3 million labor force as per the 2010 statistical estimates. The mention of companies like Tata Motors and Larsen & Toubro (L&T) carries with it an aura of a well-entrenched manufacturing sector.
The services sector has also seen a spiraling growth noteworthy, the information technology (IT) sub sector, research and development (R&D) and the much hyped about the outsourcing and call centre sub sector. The combination of the three sub sectors has, with least to say, become a force to reckon with and a pillar upon which the services industry stands. Companies like Wipro and Infosys Technology are some of the big names in the services industry of the India subcontinent.
The banking industry has fueled much of the growth by providing the capital platform upon which all sectors rest. Based on their monetary policies, these banks have developed apt products which not only cater for the indigenous firms but also provide liquidity to foreign owned companies operating in the country. The cocktail of financial institutions present in India has attracted innovation and entrepreneurship among the masses. While traditionally a lot of Indians have relocated to other nations across the globe for finding suitable job opportunities, lately with the amazing growth in the country’s economy as well as the number of jobs and opportunities being created in the country almost every day, many of these non-resident Indians (NRI’s) have chosen to return to India.
Being the nexus of the emerging markets, India has posted impressive economic data. Just to highlight its recent economic performance, the country’s per capita at $3,339 and Gross domestic product (GDP) of 8.5%. Recent economic developments have also seen the country extending its trade partnerships to countries like China, Brazil, Thailand and other emerging economies. India’s economic policies if further changed for the better can give room to an upward spiral to the Indian economy, similar to that of the economic superpowers!
Mehul Mehta, Student Representative, Colossus