BANGALORE: Vagdevi Vilas School, Munnekolalu, organised Kala Ustav 2006 recently. Various competitions were held as part of the three-day festival. Narayanaswamy, MLA, inaugurated it.
Zilla panchayat member Nagaraj and former Minister Ashwath Narayana Reddy were present.
Students of 190 schools participated in the quiz, music and dance competitions.
The highlights of the event were singer C. Ashwath's "Sangeetha Rasasanje", flute recital by Praveen Godkhindi, some popular Kannada songs by Master Karthik and a dance performance by the Channapatna Sisters.
It was a fusion of art, poetry and dance on the last day of the festival. While B.K.S. Varma painted, Shatavadhani R. Ganesh composed poems on topics suggested by audience and Sundari Santanam depicted them through dance.
There were stalls exhibiting stone carving, woodcarving and rice painting.
Students of Vagdevi Vilas School performed dollu kunita and Yakshagana. H.N. Ananth Kumar, MP, was the chief guest at the valedictory function. Swami Shankaracharya Sri Raghaveshwara Bharathi of Ramachandrapura Math inaugurated the "Goshale".
Science exhibitionThe Bangalore North district-level science exhibition was held at Shiksha Sagar High School in Sanjaynagar recently. Students exhibited several innovative models. A. Devprakash, Deputy Director of Public Instruction, inaugurated the exhibition. He spoke on the importance of science and developing technology for the benefit of the people.
Former Higher Education Minister G. Parameshwar was the chief guest at the valedictory function.
A. Somashekar, Chief Executive Officer of the zilla panchayat; Chandraiah Swamy, Director, DSERT, and education officers T.C. Chandraiah and G. K. Puttaraju were present.
It was a unique experience for students of Sri Vani Education Centre, Machohalli. An effort was made by their teachers recently to help them understand the concept of banking by setting up Sri Vani Cooperative Bank on the campus.
The students were made to play the role of clerks, supervisors, managers, etc. They had customers depositing and withdrawing cash. There were deposit and loan sections too.
They gave information on various schemes of the bank, including education loan.
The students showed that financial transactions could be made through other channels such as any time money counters, tele-banking and online banking. The ATM banking stole the show.
They just wanted to swipe their cards and withdraw money.
There was a foreign exchange section where conversion rates and currencies of different countries were displayed. Some children also spoke on the origin of banking.