Students of Vani High School (Telugu and English medium) participated in a ‘Gandhi’ fancy dress competition on the eve of Gandhi Jayanthi, here on Monday. While addressing them, school’s Director A. Seshu Babu reminded them that Mahatma Gandhi had given importance to truth, peace and non-violence. They were his religion and ideology.

Mr. Babu said that every student should accept truth, non-violence and humanism as his or her religion. Students got dressed up as Gandhi in the fancy dress competition. Some were also dressed up as Sarojini Naidu, Nehru, Indira Gandhi and other great leaders of the nation.

Student skates her way to silver medal

Nalanda Vidya Nikethan student, Manvi, bagged a silver medal in the Rink-1 300 metres and Rink-2 500 metres categories at the CBSE South Zone Skating Championship held in Mysore. Students from 194 schools all over India participated in this competition, where the class eight student won and got selected to participate in the national-level skating championship.

The school Principal congratulated Manvi and said that by getting involved with sports mental stress gets reduced, which in turn aids in the concentration levels for children. Manvi was applauded for her medal in a special meeting organised upon her return.

World Elder’s Day

The cadets of 8(A) AIRSQNNCC, Troop no: 15 (A) celebrated the World Elders Day by distributing fruits in an old age home in Kanuru. Fruits like apples, bananas, grapes and bread were given to over 65 elderly people.

The 8 (A) AIRSQNNCC Commanding Officer Vimal Awasthi, training in-charge M.V. Chakravarthy and N.C.C. officer V. Nageswara Rao participated in this programme.

Experiential learning

Visitors were in for a visual delight at the ‘Rang Birangi’ art and craft exhibition organised by Jain Heritage School recently. Students exhibited art work incorporating thumb, sand, collage work, pencil scraps, sponge and plate craft apart from colours and pencils.

Children depicted different themes such as western art, Indian art and other creative skills. Pinanshu of LKG chose ‘zoo’ as his theme while Trisha of class three painted a tortoise on glass. Some exhibited their talent in the form of miniatures of Mahabalipuram Temple, Madurai Meenakshi Temple and Rajasthan Fort. A few students designed different kinds of rangoli. Some of the students decked themselves up as Queen Elizabeth, Cleopatra, M.F. Hussain and other celebrities for the occasion.

Underscoring the need for experiential learning, Chief Operations Officer of Jain Group of Institutions D.P. Chandrashekar said, “Children can grasp things better if they are taught using hands-on, experiential method rather than through books. It makes them learn, understand, retain and explain things in a far better perspective.”