Students parade talents at sports day

Synchronic movement by several hundreds of students in the attire of robots, mass drill, and other cultural performances glued the attention of a huge turnout of parents to the sixth sports day celebration of the Montfort School, Kattur, on Saturday.

A peek into the past was provided by a group of students at the outset when one of them in the attire of a messenger approached the Superintendent of Police R. Lalitha Lakshmi, who graced the occasion, with trappings of ancient tradition to hand over the message to be read out by her. Instantaneously, the SP declared the sports meet open.

The athletic events were interspersed with cultural performances. Senior students who presented the march-past earned the appreciation of the SP and also the chief guest for the occasion Vijaya Mahali. The grit displayed by the students who took part in the track events impressed the SP who requested parents while delivering her address to let students choose their own careers. Advising parents not to confine their thoughts to medicine and engineering alone, the SP cited instances of people in various walks of life bringing in laurels. She also advised students not to miss the opportunity to develop value system while in school.

The dignitaries honoured the prize-winning students in the presence of the Principal Rev.Bro. Dhanraj and Vice-Principal Bro. Charles. Heads of many schools were among the invitees.

Young poet bags prize

G. Aazhi Mukilan, a class IV student of St. Sams Nursery and Primary School won prize in the Bharathidasan poetry recitation competition, organised by the Murasoli Trust, for school students. Ameerdeen, correspondent, and Mumtaz, headmistress, felicitated the student.

RSK wins title

RSK Higher Secondary School won the title in the Rev.Fr. Joe Lawrence memorial football tournament, organised by the Munnal Manavar Mandram of St. Joseph's College Higher Secondary School. P.G. Subramanian, principal, and F.A.S. Surender, vice-principal, felicitated the students.

Student leaders take charge

The students' council of Thiruvalluvar Middle School, Chinthamani, was inaugurated recently. B. Sam and S. Saranya took charge as the president and secretary of the council respectively. Notebooks and uniforms were given to the students. Johnson, industrialist, was the chief guest for the function. A. Juliet Arockiasamy, school president, and S. Rex, headmaster, were present.

Maths, computer science club inaugurated

The birth anniversary of former Chief Minister K. Kamaraj was celebrated at Crea Children's Academy Matriculation School. J. Christy Subathra, correspondent, spoke about the qualities of Kamaraj and advised the students to follow his footsteps. The Mathematics and Computer Science Club of the school were inaugurated.

Slates given to students

The Boiler Plant Nursery and Primary School celebrated ‘akshara aramba' for Lower Kindergarten children on Monday. Three hundred children took part in the traditional and auspicious exercise that involved making writing inscriptions on rice. Swarchala Ramakrishna, former president, BHEL Community Centre Ladies Club, and wife of G. Ramakrishna, general manager, BHEL, Chennai, presided by rendering a prayer. Homan and pooja were performed on the occasion. Slates and slate pencils were given to the children. G. Rajalakshmi, headmistress, was present.

Compiled by G. Prasad