Students of Chinmaya Vidya Mandira High School and S.V.R. Public School, H.S.R. Layout presented several cultural programmes at the decennial celebrations organised recently. Environmentalist A.N. Yellappa Reddy was the chief guest. ‘Festivals of India’ was the theme of the programme and students presented the joy of celebrations of festivals during various seasons. K. Vasudeva, president, Prajwal Educational Society, and Amaravathi, secretary, were present.


Students of National Public School, Koramangala, celebrated the 150th birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda recently.

The programme ‘Yuva’, presented by them, encapsulated the relevance of Swami Vivekananda’s teachings. It included a biographical snapshot of Swami Vivekananda’s illustrious life and all-encompassing vision which was delivered by the students with poise and élan.

Swami Vivekananda’s speech at the Parliament of World’s Religions in Chicago in 1893 was played out. And, ‘Quizzing Bowl’, based on little known facts about this patriotic philosopher-saint, was presented. Students, through their programme, convened how important it is for the youth of India to take up the responsibility of transforming the nation. They reiterated that it is anathema to ape the West blindly disregarding the merits of our motherland as Swami Vivekananda’s life bears testimony to the fact that the world needs the genius of India as much as India needs support from foreign land.

The presentation concluded on a poignant note with a salutation to countless unsung heroes of India.


Abinav B. Bharadwaj and Harsha D.J., class 4 students of Indian Public School, Chickballapur, participated in the GAP Quest 2013, an inter-school quiz and reached the final rounds. Their zeal and zest was appreciated by the organisers as they were the first team from outside Bangalore to achieve this feat since the inception of the event in 2004.