MYSORE: Students of Sri Ramakrishna Vidyashala in the city put up a splendid display during their 83rd annual day celebrations held on Saturday.
The field events included gymnastics, parallel bar exercises, yogasanas and march past.
The activities were held in the background of tunes performed by the school band.
The institute, which has a school and pre-university section under its ambit, is reckoned to be one of the leading educational institutions in the State. A. Jayagovinda, Director, National Law School of India University, Bangalore, presided over the function. He appreciated the value-based education being imparted at the school and praised the school for instilling a sense of spirituality in young minds.
He advised students to develop leadership qualities and urged them to nurture a broad vision. Only with such an outlook can they aspire to become world leaders, he said.
The cultural events included group songs and dances. The prize distribution ceremony saw students from different schools who received prizes for their performance in the Shambhavanandaji Memorial General Knowledge Competition held in November.
Swami Nityasthanandaji, President, Sri Ramakrishna Ashram, Mysore, S. Balaji, Principal, and Swami Muktidanandaji, correspondent of the school, were present.
The annual day celebration saw a large gathering of old students and parents. Ramakrishna Vidyashala was founded by Swami Shambhavanandaji who was keen to offer holistic and comprehensive education to develop the personalities of children.
THE HINDU NIE TEAM