Students of Everwin Matriculation Higher Secondary School, Kolathur celebrated in the 150th birth anniversary celebrations of Swami Vivekananda, which fell on January 12, in a novel way by creating his giant portrait using more than 3,000 kg of flowers.
The flower magic, spread over 18,000 sq.ft., resembled a giant portrait of Swami Vivekananda if viewed from a rooftop. The masterpiece was created by 210 girl students in the school playground using 3,050 kg (three tonnes) of flowers, mostly roses, which were purchased from the wholesale flower market at Koyambedu.
“The event was organised to spread a message among the student community to follow the preachings of Swami Vivekananda and to wean them away from committing any wrong doings. The idea was conceived by the school management in the wake of the ghastly gang rape and death of a paramedic in a moving bus in New Delhi recently,” Correspondent of the School, B. Purushothaman said.
“We want to inculcate the habit of students acting according to their conscience and discipline right through their life”, he said.
A total of 150 tiny tots (first standard students) stood at the outline of the portrait and another 150 students stood in the shape of number 150, to commemorate the birth anniversary . About 20 kindergarten students, dressed like Vivekananda, hogged the limelight. CEO of the School, Maheswari, Senior Principal Kalaiarasi and others participated.