As part of the 150th birth anniversary celebrations of Swami Vivekananda, Presidency School Bangalore South, Bilekahalli conducted various competitions for students. The special assembly began with students paying rich tributes to Swami Vivekananda. While Vedant Negi reproduced the famous speech delivered by Swami Vivekananda in Chicago, Aparna of Grade 9 spoke on the life of the monk.

The later part of the day was dedicated to numerous inter-house competitions based on the life of Swami Vivekananda. ‘Spellbee’ competition was held for grades 3 and 4, handwriting competition for grades 1 and 2, and poetry competition was held for grades 5 and 6. ‘Childhood’ was the topic for the poetry competition. While some students reminisced their past nostalgically, some called it the rosiest period of their life. Street play competition was held for students of grades 7 and 8. The theme ranged from the importance of women’s education to reviving ones self-confidence. ‘Performance poetry’ competition was held for students of grades 9 and 10, while students of grades 11 and 12 participated in ‘war of words’, a debate competition on ‘Social networking and its effects on the social life of people.’

Athletics meet

Capitol Public School, J.P. Nagar, held its annual athletics meet at RBI playground.

Councillor Shashirekha Jayaram was the chief guest. Secretary of the school Sudha Chandrashekar as well as school principal Jayashree Y.A. were present at the event. The contingents of the four houses — Bluebell, Rose, Sunflower and Lily — presented a colourful march past. This was followed by the oath-taking ceremony. Various athletic events for nursery, primary and high school sections were held. Parents and staff members enthusiastically participated in a few events. The day concluded with the prize distribution ceremony.


Students of Bapuji International School, Badagandi, Bilagi taluk, Bagalkot district, took out a rally to create awareness among people about the growing menace of corruption. The rally, which was flagged off from the government hospital, passed through the thoroughfares of Bilagi and concluded at the Bilagi Taluk Panchayat office. Students displayed placards and raised slogans against the menace plaguing the country and distributed pamphlets to the bystanders.