Two students of The Oxford Senior Secondary School (CBSE), J.P. Nagar, have done the school proud by bagging prizes at interschool sports events held recently.

Srika K. Raju, a class IX student, has won the first prize in 100 metres and 200 metres breast-stroke and second prize in 50 metres breast-stroke and butterfly stroke at the CBSE South Zone Swimming Competition. She has been selected to participate in the CBSE national swimming championship to be held at Jaipur starting on October 29.

M.C. Subbaiah, a student of class VII, has won the first place in road and the second place in rink II in the CBSE South Zone Roller Skating Championship held in Hyderabad.

He has qualified to participate in the national-level championship which will be held at Kolhapur from October 29. School principal Mariamma S. Mathew has congratulated the students.

Visit to a blind school

A visit to a blind school that was supposed to be a learning experience turned out to be a real eye-opener for the students of Ryan Global School (RGS), Yelahanka, recently. The students visited Mathru Educational Trust School for the Blind located in Yelahanka New Town on the occasion of the school's founder's day.

They were excited to meet and know more about the students at Mathru school and how they went about their daily lives. They wanted to help in any which way they could and bring smiles on the faces of students at the school.

RGS students carried with them toiletries and packets of non-perishable food to distribute among students of the school.

A teacher at the school took them to the classrooms, library and computer laboratories. A student of Class I introduced Mathru school to the students. RGS students expressed appreciation when students at the school showed them how they learn, read and write. They also displayed their talents in dramatics, singing and oratory. A class X student at Mathru school presented a classical song that warmed the hearts and brought tears to the eyes of the visitors. Drishti Anil, a class IX student of RGS, said that the visit really pulled at her heart-strings.

Inauguration

The No. 1 Air Sqn. NCC troupe was inaugurated at Sri Jnanakshi Vidyaniketan, Rajarajeshwarinagar, recently. The troupe has 17 girls and 33 boys with Neelu Rakesh as its officer.

Lt. Col. Gaurav Dutta, Training Officer, Group B, Directorate of NCC (Karnataka and Goa), was the chief guest and inaugurated the NCC unit. He spoke about the benefits of the NCC in the career of students.

The school paid homage to Mahatma Gandhi and Lal Bahadur Shastri. Children and music teachers presented devotional songs and concluded with the famous and soul-stirring prayer song of the Mahatma, “Raghupati Raghava Raja Ram”.

A souvenir of the Interact Club of the school was released. Senior Rotarian S.R. Srinivasan was the guest. He highlighted the role of Rotary in eradicating polio. He lauded the effort of Interact Club members of the school, particularly their contribution to midday meal scheme, protection and care of environment and spread of literacy.

Sri Jayendrapuri Swamiji, chairman of the institution, spoke on the life of Gandhiji. Hayagreevachar, school secretary, was present.

Winners

The students of Delhi Public School (East) won the rolling trophy at Scholastic Wordmaster Championship 2010 held recently. Over 60 schools from Bangalore participated in this competition. Seven schools were chosen for the quiz after the first round of preliminary written test. The quiz consisted of 13 rounds on various topics. After the elimination round, only five teams were left in the fray.

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