In the new “cultural heritage” centre, a one-day workshop in traditional culinary art took place for the higher classes of the Academy. It is well known that Indian cuisine uses a variety of spices, which need some know-how to develop their taste and then keep it until serving. The students got to know basics like the preparation of rotis, the typical flat breads, Punjabi dishes and South Indian cuisine. They tried it extensively, sliced it, prepared and prepared it, learnt it in front of each other, and of course they also ate the boiled food in the end. Learning for life” can also look like this.
Photo: in the middle of cooking and preparation
After the heat of the summer had become bearable in the meantime, the first cross-country race of the Academy took place at the end of September. The course covered a number of kilometers and led into the surroundings of Kirpal Sagar. The runners obviously gave their all to reach the finish line. Sport, joy and cheerfulness are obviously infectious. So some of the inhabitants of Kirpal Sagar did not want to miss at least a part of the course.
Photo: Start of the group “Girls, Upper School
The first floor of the hospital will later house the surgical wing (now raw building above the emergency room, see also foto). Following the surveying and stocktaking in 2018 and 2019, the first concrete drafts have now been carried out.
Whereas previously a classic film image was developed in the darkroom, in which a lot of chemistry had to be used, a digitisation cassette is now being used. The X-ray image is digitally stored on this cassette and then read out in the device. The X-ray image is then evaluated on the screen, measured if necessary and readjusted in contrast and brightness. A magnifying glass function makes even small details visible. Once the image is ready, it can be sent electronically to the diagnostician or surgeon. It is not unimportant that the existing X-ray unit continues to be used. This includes an electronic archive that offers access to previous images. In summary: a milestone that helps to avoid unnecessary multiple images.
Photo: left side digitizer, right side foil printer
For weeks, heavy rainfall in the Himalayas had caused rivers to swell to such an extent that dams overflowed and threatened to break. The authorities had to open the floodgates, resulting in flooding of the lower reaches of the river. Many were left homeless, much of the crop was destroyed and seeds were lost. Where there was no dense plant cover, the stream took large amounts of soil with it. Tree-covered field margins, bushes and intercrops could clearly demonstrate their importance in erosion control.
Photo: View of the riverbed of the nearby river Sutlej.