BANGALORE: Prasiddhi School, Palace Grounds, hosted Prerane 2006, an inter-school fest, on its premises on Thursday. Prerane was a platform for students to showcase their talent. Ali Khwaja, chairman, Banjara Academy, was the chief guest at the inaugural function.
He stressed the need for all-round development of children. Prerane 2006 attracted 350 students from 18 schools. "Quiz", "persona personified", "group music", and "group dance" were the events in junior and senior categories. Narayana Raju S., secretary of the institution, presented mementoes to the winners and the runners in the respective events. Principal Meenakshi V. thanked the participants. MES Kishora
Kendra, Poorna Prajna High School, Stella Maris School, Florence Public School, and Vyalikaval Education Society won many prizes.
`Kick off ceremony'A "kick off ceremony" to mark the "100 years of Scouting" was held at the Bishop Cotton Boys' School here on Monday. Lord Baden Powell started the Scout movement on August 7, 1907, in England. The function was organised in association with Indian Scouts and Guides Fellowship, Bangalore division.
In India, Captain T.H. Baker established the first Scout unit at the Bishop Cotton Boys' School in 1909 for British, European and Anglo-Indian students drawn from three schools. It was a proud moment for the school's Scout troupe as the centenary celebrations were kicked off from its precincts.
A.J. Sadashiva, former judge of the Karnataka High Court, released a book, "Indian Scouting and Freedom Struggle", by T.S. Mahajan. Former Minister P.G.R. Sindhia presided over the function. Principal John Ellis expressed his happiness that the celebrations were being kicked off from his school.
Annual Prize DayBaldwin Girls' High School, Richmond Road, held its Annual Prize Day recently. It was a day of excitement for the prize-winners and their parents. Dorothy Sampath Kumar, president, All India Women's Society of Christian Service, was the chief guest.
She distributed prizes to meritorious students. G. Bhvana, Nida Taranum and Shwetha Singh received special prizes for excelling in academics.
Investiture ceremonyNagasena Vidyalaya, Sadashivanagar, held its investiture ceremony recently.
Principal M. Ramamurthy pinned the badges and administered the oath to newly selected leaders. Muthappa B.Y. and Lokesh K.N. were chosen as student leaders.
Clarence Public School, J.P. Nagar, held its investiture ceremony recently.
A.F. Kudroli presided over the programme.
Principal Nimmi George pinned the badges and administered the oath to the office-bearers.
Sona Sojan and Akash C.R. were selected as school captain and vice-captain respectively.