The DM-GEOQUEST club organised a storytelling session on 10 December 2020 at 5:15 pm on the topic “Nature and I”. The session was initiated by the club co-president Ms Sharanya Bhardwaj, welcoming the guest speaker Mrs Jyoti Pande, the teachers, and the students. Ms Priyanka Gupta, the club co-president, introduced the guest speaker Mrs Jyoti Pande as a well-known educationist, counselor, and an established storyteller. She is part of the elite resource pool for NCERT, Regional Institute (RIE), at Bhopal and Ajmer, and undertakes training sessions on counselling skills for the teachers of KENDRIYA VIDYALAYA and NAVODAYA VIDYALAYA on a regular basis. She is also a resource person for TISS (Tata School of Social Sciences). She has been invited to various bookfests, Bookaroo and Kitaboo being a few.
Mrs Rupa Das head of the department of geography welcomed Ms Jyoti Pande. Ms Sangita Bajpai honoured the chief guest with a bouquet of flowers.
Ms Jyoti Pande commenced with the story ” The Tree Of Blossoms” and held the kids in rapt attention. She created an aura of calm and took the listeners to the city of Benaras in a different era. She stressed on the beauty of the interrelationships within nature. The children were asked to reflect and speak about what they liked best in the story. They were then guided to do an activity of creating a tree of life with roots, trunk, branches and leaves reflecting on hometowns, values, skills, aspirations and living beings who support them. The students participated with enthusiasm and zeal.
Ms Yana Sheoran, the vice president, gave the vote of thanks.
The event was attended by 68 children from class six to class eleven.. Mrs Sangita Bajpai (Club Incharge DM-GEOQUEST) ended the session at 6pm, expressing immense gratitude and hoping to organise more such activities for the club.