Children’s Day celebrations continue

More than books:Students of Secunderabad Public School at a rally creating awareness against child labour, in Hyderabad. The team from Nalanda Vidya Nikethan that won the cup in the district-level march-past competitions, in Vijayawada. Students and teachers of Visakha Valley School playing throw-ball, in Visakhapatnam.– Photos: Special Arrangement  

Children’s Day celebrations at the Secunderabad Public School were marked by a rally aimed at creating awareness against child labour. This is what made it different from the routine celebrations elsewhere. Students walked with confidence from their campus in West Marredpally to the Picket Junction.

A group of 28 students staged a street play at the junction attracting the attention of passersbys, showcasing the need for all concerned to join hands in the movement to help children access quality education. The play with dialogues and songs in Hindi and Telugu highlighted the plight of children being forced into work at an age when they should be in school.

That the students were motivated was evident from the enthusiasm they displayed while essaying their roles. It also indicated the hard work of the elders behind the play, indicating an appreciable level of social responsibility. The message was about the need to sensitise people about every child’s right to education today and for the government agencies to be pro-active in rescuing children who are forced into work.

NVN secure cup for march-past

The team from Nalanda Vidya Nikethan won the cup in the district-level march-past competitions conducted at the Indhira Gandhi Municipal Stadium. The competitions were conducted as part of the Children’s Day celebrations organised by Rajagopal Foundation. Principal P.S. Sudha congratulated the students on bringing laurels to the school.

Fun day at school

Students from LKG to class XII celebrated Children’s Day with enthusiasm and gusto at Visakha Valley School. Special speech, songs, dance performances were part of the celebrations. The day’s activities also included football match among student groups and a throw-ball match between teachers and students.

All the students were dressed in their best traditional attire on the occasion. Principal Sharda Reddy addressed the students and told them to inculcate the habit of concentration, discipline and appropriate time management to succeed in all aspects of life. The day’s event was concluded with the message that the children should protect their environment and take all possible measures to preserve it.

At Sri Prakash Vidya Soudham, Payakarao Peta, Children’s Day celebrations coincided with the eighth edition of Rim-Zim, an inter-school competition in literary, theatrical, cultural and athletic competitions. On the occasion, P. Shreya, N. Swati Rekha, K. Jitendra Teja and T. Vijaya Lakshmi enacted as teachers and administrators of the school.

Students felt that academic life that begins at a young age plays an important role in enabling them to achieve higher goals in the future. Students K. Rajashree and A. Swarna said that one should have intelligence, common sense and presence of mind to become successful in life. A panel discussion was held on the topic - ‘Value and significance of discipline’. Principal M.V.V.S. Murthy participated in the panel discussion.

Speaking to the students, joint secretary of Sri Prakash Educational Society Ch. Vijay Prakash said, “Those who possess talent and do not exhibit the same are similar to those who plough the land and leave it unsown.” He encouraged every student to showcase their talents and be recognised.

Head Masters T. Leela Ratna Kumari, Paresh Kumar Dash and V. Ravi Kumar were a few among those who attended the programme.

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