Al Barkaat Public School

Al-Barkaat Public School (+2)

The school is situated on the Anoopshahr Road near Jamalpur Railway Crossing approximately 5 kms from Aligarh Railway Station. The school prepares students for All India Secondary/Sr. Sec. School Examination (Class X/XII) conducted by Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), Delhi. It also caters for separate residential facilities to Boys and Girls from classes VI to XII. The medium of instruction is English at all levels.
The school has separate well-equipped science laboratories viz. Physics, Chemistry, Biology, computer Science and Mathematics for Secondary/Sr. Sec. level. These laboratories provide opportunities to understand the subject well through experiments done under the supervision of qualified and experienced teachers.
The school has a well established & spacious library. The library has on its shelves a large number of text books, story-books, Encyclopedia, reference books and books on moral values and general knowledge in English, Hindi and Urdu. The library has regular subscription to competitive examination magazines such as Science Reporter, Competition Success Review, journals and periodicals alongwith national/local newspapers. The students avail the library facilities through the library membership card valid for one academic year. The library is fully automated with barcode technology for the issue and return of books using Alice for Window Library software.


Thursday, December 20, 2012

Running matters: Run for fun and Run your life

Running Matters:
   Run For Fun And Run Your life
Mohd Faizan Siddiqui
Cultural Monitor
We are living in a ready get-set-go era. it is not surprising that running as a sport has become popular. Although our ancestors took to their heels whenever they had to respect to the flight respond (as opposed to fight).Civilization and sedentary lifestyle of subsequent periods slowed us down. Being acclimatized to speed of different kinds today, even the exercise regimen has picked up momentum and reflected the time that we live in.
Running is the best stress buster ever. Initially one wakes up with great reluctance and trudges grudgingly to the target. But after the first few strides, the feeling is one of sheer joy or exhilaration. A good run has a calming effect which lasts for a few days. Also we can compare it with meditation, as it brings a sense of inner peace.
But there are some negative effects too. Runners suffer from stress fractures of the foot, shins, knee, hip and groin besides foot tendonitis, bursitis of knee and pelvis. This causes difficulty in walking and sitting. Also there is a likelihood of aggravating existing lumbar disc problem.
Mostly these injuries happen due to poor conditioning, over ambitious running schedules, bad foot positioning during impact, bad or worn out shoes and hard running surfaces. Also one should not run on concrete surface, as there is a higher incidence of stress injuries. Though running injuries are not due to a single event but because of many days of repeated stress with proper training one can minimize injuries but not avoid them altogether. The probability of injuries increases with age. Hence it is important to pay heed and attend to RICE (i.e. Run, Ice, Compression and Elevation) before they develop into injuries. Any form of chest discomfort or pain, numbness in little finger or pain in left arm could point to cardiac issue.
For those, who sign up for marathon, one needs to prepare for over 10 months. If not a marathon, try brisk walking and proper walking as the long distance race is a mind-body game. The tougher you are, the better your chances of reaching the finishing line. So start running slowly. Don’t attempt to conquer the mountain in day one. Walk 10 steps and run 10 steps. Slowly increase the steps you run. Before you know it you will be able to run 10 km non-stop.
Few useful tips-
ü Use full feet to run, making contact with the heel &rolling forward to take off from the ball of the toes.
ü Running on toes increases the impacts loading and is essential only for sprinting.
ü Unnecessary movement of the neck and trunk should be avoided and shoulder movement should be minimized.
ü Have a proper warm up and cool down routine.
ü Running shoes should be changed in 6-8 months depending on your mileage. It’s better if you don’t use running shoes as casual wear.
ü Do not increase running distance suddenly. If doing so, give the body time to recover.
ü A proper cool down, aqua therapy and ice on sore areas immediately after the run are essential.
ü Have a snack, if not a meal, within an hour of the run.
Do not ignore pain. Listen to your body’s sign

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