1. Description of Our Team
“Vision without a task is only a dream. A task without a vision is but drudgery. But vision with a task is a dream fulfilled.” We being the future of tomorrow, of this ever changing world had always painted a vision of designing a website on Great Leaders of the world their traits and characteristic, with our passion to work on this category we thought of focusing on four cardinal aspects of leadership • To lead involves influencing others. • Where there are leaders there are followers. • Leaders seem to come to force, when there are crisis or special problems. They become visible when an innovative response is needed. • Leaders are people who have a clear idea of what they want to achieve and why. We as a team with our group leader Sukanya had a clear perception of what we wanted. We thought creatively in non routine situation so as to influence actions, beliefs and feeling of others. Our team ‘Great Visionaries’ consists of exhilarated, immaculate members with the following characteristics- creativity, imaginative, open-mind ness, responsibility and problem solving, ability adhering to our high value system. We started working together to accomplish our goals. With a clear vision of what can and should be done in the moments of crisis and decision to communicate effectively. We worked diligently under the guidance of our innovative, stirring, and ingenious coach, head of a magnificent institute Ryan international school, gurgaon Mrs.N.M.Parti who cultivated in us the virtues of modesty, humility, obedience and diligence and sincerity. The research work and the visit to the libraries and source center would have not been possible without the competent guidance of our assistant coach Dr.M.Vashist. We were able to scan various primary and secondary sources under her able guidance Sukanya – ace artist. Innovative ideas burst out from her mind. She is a perfect editor. Arushi- is a happy-go-lucky academician who imparted many thought provoking facts to the site. Ashutosh- the typist and creative genius came up with many notions on designing our home page, flash…… Anmol- has been the technician who got the various workings done and downloaded music videos and helped to a great extent in making our interactive section a great success. So the visionaries and believers got together to bridge the gap between vision and reality!!!!
2. Summary of Our Project
History of the world bears a testimony to the great heroes who were born to lead with a new vision and difference. The past is full of instances and heart provoking stories of such commanding champions. Our present is worse than our past. Our present scenario underlines the dire need of a leader, of a savior, who can release our mother earth from the barbed wire of violence, torture, genocide and misery. Refugees’, trafficking in women and children, civil wars, injustice has shrunk the world into a skeleton, and only leader, of a mystical and powerful personality can save us…our earth. It is with this perception and notion in mind that our team members joined hands to produce an illuminant website on profiles in power, a way to open windows into the past and to probe the deeper process of historical change a way to create a leadership role model to meet the greatest challenge with a strong value system. Our website is a novel attempt to undertake a systematic and scientific study of the skills, traits and qualities which prepares an individual for world leadership. The effected leaders are seen as honest, trustworthy and decisive. They are competent visionaries having a sense of direction and purpose.
Our website emphasizes on various themes and the dimensions of leadership on:
a) Theories, styles and qualities, traits b) Competencies and strength of leaders c) Training and task before the leader. d) Making of great leaders e) The primal dimension of leadership and the power of emotional intelligence f) In the case studies of world leaders we have introduced you to some of the greatest men of all times. Taking you on a historical journey. Around the world, from Julius Caesar to J.F.kennedy power abuse during the bloodiest period in American history, from Alexander’s Persian Empire to Hitler’s third Reich, from mahatma Gandhi to Nelson Mandela, these representing figures, extraordinary men who transformed the world with their ideologies and insight.
3. Our Computer and Internet Access
A. Percentage of students using the Internet at home:less than 20
B. Number of workstations with Internet access in the classroom:4-6
C. Connection speed used in the classroom:dedicated connection
D. Number of years our classroom has been connected to the Internet:2-3
E. Additional comments concerning your computer and/or Internet access (Optional):
Our school has pioneered in bringing the concept of multimedia aided education to classrooms. The school maintains “JIL” packages, which comprise clippings as well as textual tidbits related to the chapters. An assortment of videos from biological to theological and archaeological, have been made available. The most remarkable output generated from this package, has been the amalgamation of technology with regular coursework and the ease of adaptability shown by students and teachers alike.
4. Problems We Had To Overcome
The journey on the road to success is like walking on the edge of the ledge. We came across hurdles and impediments but never let the fear of failure deter us. The stars shine brightest on the darkest night. Remembered that a diamond cannot be polished to perfection without friction, without the chipping and grinding on the jewelers table. Likewise to reach our full potential, hard work and a little discomfort is imperative. To begin with exploring this topic in a new dimension involved lot of research efforts. We visited various libraries and source center with the help of our assistant Dr. M.Vashist. She has been a great support as she scheduled and arranged all our visits to the libraries. As some of the libraries were not meant for school students we had a tough time pursuing the authorities, our urgent need to access the information. Incorporating the music into the website was another problem which was taken care of by our technical expert. We had problem of contacting people especially academicians scheduling interviews with them because they are busy people and our proposed interview topic needed a good preparatory stage. Another big hurdle for us was to meet the deadlines of our studies and the deadline of our website. As our exams almost clashed with the deadline of the website. Every leader is different in his perspective thoughts and efforts. So it was difficult for us to choose best among the prominent leaders of the world and focus on their traits which made them stood apart from rest.
5. Our Project Sound Bite
Shouting horse from the dais Promises and promises, For food, shelter and cover for everybody But words alone are not sufficient To satisfy the hunger Our leaders have alas! Nothing else to give but Hollow promises, so be it Even one step in the right direction Would make you a leader of the deprived one But honesty and sincerity is required Once small loaf to a hungry mouth Would make you a leader But selfless service is required No demand on the basis of religion. And rise above caste and creed And you would become the leaders Of one an all, of this great world. But all it needs is a sincere and honest heart
6. How did your activities and research for this CyberFair Project support standards, required coursework and curriculum standards?
One thing which hovered on our minds while making this site was to act as both audience and makers that we were making for the receivers of our website overseas. The aphorism of our group members was to create something which was knowledgeable and at the same time very interesting. Most mind boggling task for us was to explore new shores to gain new systems containing pearls of education because our project was something much beyond the ends of our curriculum. We used the C.B.S.E (Central Board of Secondary Education) curriculum as the ‘initiation point' and from their on conducted extensive research by visiting libraries, interviewing experts, and net browsing. The prescribed C.B.S.E curricula for, Psychology, (grades 12) was consulted. Our knowledge of Economics and Statistics assisted us in graphical analysis and surveys; while studying Computer Science and Informatics made us techno-savvy. Our brain storming sessions, division of work of our site organization of tasks made us re-instill our faith in our abilities. One positive side of the whole thing is that we learnt how to take up tasks responsibly and how to accept criticism. We know now how to mould and materialize our thoughts creatively the way we wanted. Since various Introspection and Retrospection were held to realize the true potential and solve the conflict within ourselves. Our curriculum is framed to spark creativity and impart training in leadership building. With the assistance of our teachers we have extended these objectives to be able to meet the challenges of the future with élan.