VISAKHAPATNAM: It was a double dhamaka for students of Sri Prakash Vidyaniketan who were taken on an eight-day tour to Karnataka a few months ago. The school management arranged an exhibition and a get-together for the students and their parents at the school premises on Monday.
All the 100 students, who had participated in the tour, were given a photo album and CDs of the tour so that they could cherish those wonderful moments for the rest of their lives. The photographs taken during the tour were displayed and a video of the programme was screened for the benefit of parents and other students.
The fully-automated Toyota car manufacturing unit, the gigantic statue of Gomateswara at Shravanabelagola, the scenic Coorg and Brindavan Gardens have made a lasting impact on J. Priyadarshini of Std. X.
“This is the first time I have been to a hill station (Coorg) and it was really exciting. The trip to ISRO was enlightening,” said her classmate Geethamrutha Ganju and another student Priyanka Agarwal nodded in agreement.
The girls were all praise for their teachers who had accompanied them on the tour. “We were looked after like VVIPS and with their ‘security cordon’ we never had any worries even at crowded places like Brindavan Gardens,” they said.
The participants felt that the trip had given them a unique opportunity to explore the ancient temples, monuments besides knowing the rich and varied cultures of other part of the country. They also visited the Belur temple in Halebid, the ISKCON temple in Bangalore, the Kushal Nagar golden temple, the Lalit Mahal and the Maharaja Palace in Mysore.
School Director Ch. Vasu Prakash gave away photo albums and CD s to the participants.