The premises of Vidyaniketan Matriculation Higher Secondary School in Ashok Nagar here was teeming with children, teachers and parents on Monday as the school celebrated its 30th annual day.

Chief guest and editor of Gokulam Seetha Ravi in her address asked children to dream and enrich their knowledge by reading books. “Read as many books as you can. Not just class books but anything interesting you come across. Reading is essential and along with it you must dream, only then will they come true,” she said.

Teachers honoured

The longest serving teaching and non-teaching staff were honoured on the occasion. Children received prizes for proficiency and extra-curricular activities.

Correspondent Radha Vasudevan said the school is adding a variety of programmes to hone the skills of the students. “Madras Youth Choir has started training the children, which is a big step as majority of the children are facing the stage for the first time. We next plan to have story-telling sessions,” she said.

Children presented a variety of cultural programmes in music, dance and drama.

Principal Beula Sheeba Rani read the annual report. Trustees Amini Alex, Paul Cherian and Verghese Cherian were present.

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