Students of Maharishi Vidya Mandir here celebrated the school’s Annual Day recently on campus. The vibrant atmosphere was palpable even before the programme began. Enthusiastic children could be seen in colourful attire and costumes. Teachers were on hand taking care of the participants, leading parents to their seats with a smile, and so on.

Principal Vasanthy Parasuraman was the driving force behind the entire event. She presented the annual report for the year 2012-13, highlighting the students’ achievements, both in academics and co-curricular activities, not only at the school and inter-school level, but also at the zonal and national level. A total of 1,300 students from LKG to Class X, presented a wide range of colourful music and dance performances, enthralling the audience. It was a truly memorable evening for the guests and the hosts alike.

Lotus Lap PS rated 6.5

Lotus Lap Public School, Karmanghat branch, launched their School Calendar-cum-School Report Card recently. The occasion was also marked by the assessment of the school by Gray Matters Capital and a score of 6.5 that the school got on a scale of 10, after assessing 400 ‘affordable private schools’ in Hyderabad, Delhi, Pune and Bangalore.

Gray Matters Capital had given ranking by taking parameters like students test results, teachers performance evaluation, interaction with the parents, amenities and facilities into consideration.

The exercise was conducted in the presence of the parents of students at Karmanghat branch, Branch Directors Chandrashekhar Reddy and Madhavi, Central Office Principal Sunitha Srinivas, Branch Principal Padmaja Reddy, in-charges Mukthi Singh and others.

The management was elated at the rating and said that they were working on the suggestions given by Gray Matters and said that they would work harder to get a better score in the next academic year.

Oxford Grammar goes for educational camp

Students A. Yashwanth of class IX and K. Tarun of class VIII in Oxford Grammar School, accompanied by their teacher N.S. Latha attended an educational camp at Pench National Park, 150 km away from Nagpur between January 24 and 27, conducted as part of the Project Climate Eduxchange III programme by TERI (The Energy and Resource Institute).

They camped in the tiger sanctuary for three days, with 40 other students from different States of India, and were exposed to thrilling activities such as the visit to Robert Swan Renewable Energy Centre, village walk, introduction to tribal culture, jeep safari, forest walk, techniques of fishing, walk to Kohka Lake etc. The unique trip gave them not only exposure but also an insight into nature. The students came back to school enriched and aware of their responsibilities, said Headmistress Fahmida Shameen.

Sports Fest

A three-day Sports Fest caught the attention of the students of Sri Chaitanya Techno Schools (SCTS) across various centres of the institution at Boyapalem in its full length.

As many as 1,200 students of SCTS from Srikakulam and Vizianagaram apart from the City of Destiny participated in the sports division. Principal of the school N. Prabhakar, A.G.M. of Sri Chaitanya Junior Colleges K.V. Ramana, A.G.M. of SCTS M.V. Suresh and Principal of Asilmetta campus Anuradha were part of the celebrations.

Secretary of A.P. Boxing Association and Referee Ravi Raju was the chief guest. Addressing the students, he said that sports and games not only help in maintaining physical and mental fitness but also paved the way to gain college seats and employment opportunities in government sectors in the future. Inspector of Police, Bheemunipatnam S. Lakshmana Murthy who was the chief guest of the valedictory function said that sports meets help develop mutual understanding and brotherhood among students across various areas. Later, prizes were given away to the winners of various categories of the sports.

Tributes to Mahatma

The 65th death anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi was observed by the students of Bhashyam School, Dwarakanagar on Tuesday. Students, teachers and non-teaching staff paid homage to the selfless freedom fighter on the occasion.

Zonal in-charge of the school, M. Satyam, and principal of the school, G.V. Anjaneyulu, spoke on the occasion. They told students that the Father of the Nation was killed on January 30, 1948 by Nathuram Godse from Pune. “The brutal assassination still disturbs scores of Indians, as Bapuji never harmed anybody. The loss of such a great personality cannot be expressed in words,” they said.

Later, they also enlightened the students on why Nathuram indulged in such an unforgivable crime and how Bapuji breathed his last after chanting ‘Hey Ram’ and Nathuram was hanged on 15 November, 1949.

They urged the students to follow the path of truth and ‘ahimsa’ like the Mahatma. Bhashyam vice-principal K. Ravikanth, principal of Bhashyam Little Champs Vijayalakshmi, staff, students and parents participated.