Nanganallur school bags shield in essay contest held by Sri Vidyatheertha Foundation
About 1,000 students from city schools participated in the contest this year
CHENNAI: A seven-member team from Modern Senior Secondary School, Nanganallur, bagged the Jagadguru Sri Abhinava Vidyatheertha Mahaswamigal Rolling Shield on Saturday for their outstanding performance in the essay contest organised by Sri Vidyatheertha Foundation.
Former cricketer K. Srikkanth, chief guest at the programme, underlined the significance of the nation’s traditions and values. He said the younger generation must strike a balance between modern technology and ancient culture. “We may belong to different family backgrounds and may be used to modern life. But we must not forget the traditional values that shaped us,” he added.
The winners of the essay contest were thrilled to pose for photographs with their favourite cricketer Mr. Srikkanth. The topic for the essay competition was ‘My favourite episode in Mahabharatham.’
The competition convenor Harishankar Mani said the contest was being held for 13 years now to inculcate ethical and traditional values in children. About 1,000 students of class VI to XII from various city schools participated in the essay contest this year.
Veteran Tamil journalist M. R. Ramalingam advised the students to follow great leaders’ teachings that inculcated good values.
Youth should give priority to service to the needy, he said.
Toppers of the quiz contest, which was based on a short film on the life and teachings of Jagadguru Sri Abhinava Vidyatheertha Mahaswamigal screened on the occasion, were also presented with prizes.
About 30 visually challenged students of Queen Maris Women’s College were distributed with scholarships at the function.
Managing trustee of Vidyatheertha Foundation R. Krishnan participated.