The girls of Sri Ramakrishna Mutt Vivekananda Centenary Girls Higher Secondary School listened to eminent speakers who came and left their school’s podium over the past three days. The school, which is celebrating its golden jubilee this year, kicked off the festivities on July 20.

D. Jayakumar, Speaker, Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly addressed the students on the last day of the celebration. The underlying theme of the day was to work on your weaknesses and turn them into your strengths. “When I was in class nine, I was extremely weak in Chemistry. But I took it upon myself and pursued a B.Sc. in Chemistry,” he said.

He urged the students to look beyond academics and keep themselves up-to-date on current affairs.

The school, which was started in 1974, is a unit of Sri Ramakrishna Mutt and was initially a High School. . The three-day celebration began on Friday with the release of the golden jubilee souvenir by K. Phanindra Reddy, Secretary, Tamil Nadu Housing and Urban Development, Nalli Kuppuswami Chetty, P. Mani, Director of School Education, and Siva Tamilmani, Chief Education Officer, among others. While day one was celebrated as ‘Swami Vivekananda Day’, day two was celebrated as ‘Swami Ramakrishnananda Day’.  The celebration saw speeches by eminent personalities, performances by students and discourses based on the teachings of the Swamiji.

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