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A walk through the history of Kendriya Vidyalaya Sanghatan

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Students take a look at pictures displayed at the KVS Travelling Photo Exhibition organised to mark the golden jubilee of the Kendriya Vidyalaya Sanghatan.
Students take a look at pictures displayed at the KVS Travelling Photo Exhibition organised to mark the golden jubilee of the Kendriya Vidyalaya Sanghatan.

A walk through the KVS Travelling Photo Exhibition being organised at J.C. Hall, HAL Convention Centre, Vimanapura Post, throws light on the achievements of various Kendriya Vidyalayas (KVs) across the country and the journey traversed by the Kendriya Vidyalaya Sanghatan in the past 50 years.

The exhibition is being held to mark the golden jubilee of the sanghatan.

“The exhibition is amazing. I was not aware that the sanghatan manages over 1,000 KVs in India and three abroad with more than 11 lakh students. I am proud to be part of such big family,” said Gayathri Nair, a class 9 student of KV, Hebbal.

Her friend Chandana was excitedly looking at the exhibits that highlighted the achievements of her school. “Ours is the only school that has a science park and our school has been bagging the Lalbagh award for the past seven years for the best medicinal and ornamental garden. All these and much more achievements of our school are displayed here,” she said.

Kiritimati, a class 10 student, was surprised to know that KVs had over 50,000 employees on its rolls. “I also learnt that KVs were started to cater to the educational needs of children of transferable central government employees and armed forces personnel. And, the journey began with the sanghatan taking over 20 schools located in

The defence areas in 1963-64. Looking at these exhibits, I really feel proud,” she said.

Chaya Devi, a faculty member of KV, Hebbal, whose achievements are displayed at the exhibition, said, “You feel motivated, when your efforts are recognised and displayed at such an important event.”

She has received an award for a project on eradicating child labour and a social action award from the Indian Foundation for Excellence in health awareness, resource mobilisation and humanitarian services.

Isampal, Deputy Commissioner, KVS (Bangalore region), said that they had organised many activities such as cycle rallies to create awareness about the contribution of KVs in the field of school education. The activities would continue through the academic year, he added.


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