A month of joy and lots of prizes for students

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Staff Reporter

PUDUCHERRY: Students of Amalorpavam Higher Secondary School won a number of prizes in elocution and mono act competitions organised by the government of Puducherry.

At the competition conducted by the Department of Art and Culture on the occasion of poet Puduvai Sivam’s birth centenary celebrations, N. Aruna Shree of Standard XI bagged the first prize and V. Anandhi of Standard XI came third in the mono act events in the senior level.

In the elocution competition at the junior level, S. Revathy and N. Vinoth of Standard IX won the first and second prizes respectively. P. Nithiya and S. Revathy of Standard IX received the second prize and consolation prize respectively in the mono act competitions.

The government of Puducherry had conducted an elocution competition on “National Awareness Campaign on Energy Conservation” for students of Class IX and XI. More than 40 students of the school took part in which Sinduja Ramanan and G. Sarane of Standard XI were selected to participate in the district-level competitions.

Winners in sports

At the zone II School Games Athletics Championship, a number of students from St. Joseph of Cluny Higher Secondary School won prizes in several events.

In the under-19 category, K. Nancy bagged the first place in discus throw and U.S. Harathy secured the first place in shot put and second place in discus throw.

S. Siva Shankari of the school won the first place in shot put and javelin throw, while, T. Pradeepa won the first place in the 100 metres, 200 metres event and relay and third place in broad jump in the under-17 category. R. Monisha came second in the broad jump event and first place in relay, F.X. Nancy Swetha bagged the second place in high jump and first place in relay, Mohana Preethi came second in 200 metres and first in relay, while Kruthiga won the third place in shot put in the same category.

In the under-14 category, Bethina won the second place in 100 metres and relay, while U. Illamathy came second in the broad jump and relay events.

Quiz toppers

The Rotary Club of Pondicherry Cosmos conducted a district level quiz competition – Pinnacle 2008 on October 31 at Petit Seminaire Higher Secondary School and U. Riddi Varshita and K. Ruchi of Standard VII won the third prize at the middle school level. B. Sindhu Ravindra of Standard XI bagged the first prize for senior level general awareness written test, while Srinidhi Rao of Standard XII won the consolation prize.

Vibha Srinidi and Maneeshah won the fifth and consolation prize respectively for general awareness test at the primary school level.

The team from St. Patrick Matriculation Higher Secondary School A. R. Pranavi of Standard X and P. Swetha of Standard VIII won the second place at the Aqua Regia Science Quiz competition conducted by T.I.M.E group at the Chennai city championship.

The team also won the third place at the regional-level (Tamil Nadu and Kerala) among 800 teams. They won a cash prize of Rs.6,000, mobile phone and many other gifts. The team consisting of students Srinivas and Aneesh Mohan of Standard X came seventh and received a cash prize of Rs.2,000.

A science exhibition was held at the school from October 16 to 18. As many as 142 science projects were displayed on topics such as pollution control, traffic, global warming and different kinds of snakes.

At the inter-school quiz-cum-G.K. Competition held by Rotary Club of Pondicherry Cosmos, Madhuvanthi and Nivetha won the quiz competition in the seniors category, Sruthi and Pranavi won in the junior category, while Narendhar and Swetha won in the sub-junior level. Pranavi and Narendhar won in the GK test junior and sub-juniors category respectively.

The runners-up were Jason Frederick and Guru Vignesh (quiz-seniors), Saranya and Mohan Prem Kumar (quiz-juniors), Prem Vignesh (GK test-seniors), Anand (GK test-juniors), Swetha (GK test – sub juniors) and Arpan Dutta (GK test- tiny)

The third place in the competitions went to the following students: Prem Vignesh and Deivanai Sundaram (quiz-seniors), Samyuktha and Ragavi (quiz-tiny), Srinivas (GK test-juniors) and Jaikrishna (GK test – tiny).

Apart from these, several students won consolation prizes and fourth, fifth prizes in the competition. In all, the school bagged prizes worth nearly Rs.Two lakh and received the Aruna Memorial Rolling Shield for all-round performance at the competition from Public Works Minister M.O.H.F. Shahjahan.

Award conferred

Director of Alpha Group of Educational Institutions B. Dana Thiyagou was awarded the D.Litt by the Open International University for Complementary Medicines – Colombo, Sri Lanka in recognition of the works to foster the ideals of humanitarianism through peace, solidarity and promotion of international understanding. The University also conferred the “Star of Asia” on him.

The Indian Development Foundation presented a memento and certificate of appreciation to Principal of Petit Seminaire Higher Secondary School Fr. M.S. John Bosco for contributing towards eradication of leprosy by creating health awareness in the public and for resource mobilisation.

Students of the school R. Abinesh, Charli Marge, George Pritish Mandol and Saran Kumar from Standard IX received gold medals and appreciation certificates for resource mobilisation.

M. Sriram of Class VIII attended the CATC cum Republic Day training camp at A.M. Jain College, Meenambakkam from October 14 to 23. He was the only junior division cadet of air wing from Puducherry to participate in the camp.

LASA Table Tennis club conducted a state-level Ranting Table Tennis Tournament from October 17 to 19 in which N. Akash Kanna of Class IV was declared as winner in mini cadets boys level and V. Sudarsanane of Class VI was adjudged as runner up in cadet boys level.

K. Lokesh of Class VII emerged as winner in both junior and sub-junior levels. N. Sakthivel of Class VIII and D. Amber Bausal of Class XII came as runner up in the sub junior and junior boys levels. R. Vijay Krishnan of Class X came as runner up in the men’s singles in the Table Tennis tournament.

Shito School of Karat conducted the third Tamil Nadu and Puducherry level open championship at Tanjore and R. Kamelesh of Class VI won the third prize in individual shai event.

Sweets distributed

Students of the school distributed sweets and dresses to the leprosy home, home of the aged and orphanages for Deepavali.

Students of Achariya Siksha Mandir along with National Service Scheme volunteers distributed sweets and clothes to children at Baby Sarah Home, Ariyankuppam for Deepavali celebrations on October 24. NSS officer of the school Ravichandiran and NSS secretary Naren Babu were present.


Our Special Correspondent from Vellore writes:

Shiksha Kendra Matriculation Higher Secondary School and Shiksha Kendra Ideal School celebrated United Nations Organisation Day and Deepavali on the school premises in Pallikonda near Vellore on October 24. Children explained the functioning of the different organs of the UNO. They insisted on the precautions to be taken while bursting crackers. T.N. Rajendran, chairman of the school presided over the celebrations and wished the students well. The excitement rose up with the bursting of crackers, and the celebrations came to an end with the distribution of sweets.

Lyricist Vairamuthu was the guest of honour at the ‘Aimperum Vizha’ (five-in-one festival) celebrated at the school on October 16. Distribution of insurance policies to the students and staff of all departments, inauguration of the Thamizh Mandram, gifting of gold coins to the high achievers of the Standard XII public examinations held in 2008 and to the teachers who were responsible for the centum marks scored by students in various subjects, distribution of saplings to the students, staff and guests to create awareness on the need to protect the earth, and the introduction of the Scouts movement in the school, formed the highlights of the festival.

Mr. Vairamuthu motivated the students to become responsible citizens and maintain the moral values. He stressed the need for improving Tamil language.

He donated Rs.50,000 for the improvement of the school. T.N. Manoharan, past president, Institute of Chartered Accountants of India inaugurated the festival.



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