As part of the Teach UNICEF activity, KLE Society’s School, Rajajinagar, conducted ‘believe in zero’ activity for students from classes 3 to 5. The activity focused on issues related to child rights, child health and child labour and education. ‘Believe in zero’ was a novel concept and deals with the challenges associated with these issues.

With the motto ‘impossible to possible’, the staff members and students indulged in a free-wheeling discussion on these issues. They also recited poems and jingles, and prepared a collage, made journal entry and wrote stories. Besides, as part of art activity, they drew tattoos on their hands to spread awareness on child marriage.

The programme also made them realise how blessed they were in having everything in life and they took a pledge to make a difference in society.

Bidding goodbye

‘Unfurl your wings, like the butterfly’ was the theme of the farewell function held for the class 10 students of Presidency School, Nandini Layout, on Saturday. The programme began as the different hues of orange, yellow and red of the setting sun blended in harmony. The backdrop with the cocoon and the butterflies depicted the metamorphosis that a student undergoes… from a tiny, immature student to an experienced and evolved adult.

Mahadevan B., head, Operations Management, Indian Institute of Management-Bangalore (IIM – B), was the chief guest and delivered the keynote address. He told the graduating students to become ‘transformational’ leaders and build a strong character. He also told them to enjoy life with all its ups and downs, and also make a difference in society.

School principal Fathima told the students to unfurl their wings and discover their passion, to work towards their goal and make the country proud. Graduating students took a pledge to sincerely take their share in life’s burdens, and do their little to make the world a better place for the entire mankind.

Kausar Nissar Ahmed and Nafeesa Ahmed, directors, Presidency Group of Institutions; Tanveer Ahmed, chief executive officer, Mitra Academy; and G. Thangadurai, director, Presidency Group of Schools, were present.

Traffic control

The police personnel of Magadi Road Police Station conducted a programme on traffic control for the cadets of 8 KAR BN NCC of St. Ann’s High School, Rajajinagar. The cadets were taken to the Rajajinagar 6th Block circle and imparted training in controlling traffic and the students said they enjoyed the experience. They were accompanied by Associated NCC Officer D.S. Gavdi.

Jyothi Pradhan

Sri Vani Education Centre, Magadi Road, conducted the ‘Jyothi Pradhan’ ceremony for its outgoing students of class 12. Advocate Vikram Phadke was the chief guest and delivered an inspirational keynote address. He also presented special prizes. A dance performance and melodious songs presented by the school choir during the passing of the lamp of knowledge to the students brought a sense of nostalgia. Karthiayani Bhat, head of the school, welcomed and introduced the guests to the gathering.