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Contributed by P. Sudhakar in Tirunelveli
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Teacher's Day

Teacher's Day was celebrated at Cambridge Matriculation Higher Secondary School, Agasthiarpatti recently with correspondent J. Robert Bellarmine and principal R. Annie Matilda as chief guests. The correspondent delivered a speech on the significance of the celebration. Following the group dance, fashion show, treasure hunt, rangoli, ‘atha pookolam' and solo song competitions, students presented cultural events. The winners were presented with awards. Kindergarten children celebrated ‘Blue Day' recently. The correspondent, principal, vice-principal and the teachers of the school encouraged the children for their active and enthusiastic participation in the ‘Blue Day' celebration.

Letter day

To enlighten the young minds and to create an interest for writing letter and posting them through postal department, Pushpalata Vidya Mandir, Palayamkottai acquainted the students from Standard I to X with a postcard and made them write a letter. Some wrote to their grandparents, parents and friends regarding their requirements for Deepavali. Students were all excited to write a letter on a postcard and as it was their first experience they cherished it. The students were then taken to the post office and were made to drop it in the box. They were all very inquisitive in knowing about the dispatch and delivery.

Swimming champions

Pushpalata Vidya Mandir swimming champions T. Richard Singh, M. Nikilesh, B.K. Aadithyavas and J. Joel Singh clinched gold in the 4 X 50 metre medley and silver in 4 X 50 metre free style in the CBSE South Zone Swimming Championship 2011-2012 held at Jain International Residential School, Bangalore. The ‘Star Swimmer' Richard Singh won second place in 200 metre individual medley and 50 metres breast stroke and third place in 50 metres back stroke. The swimmers will represent the school in the National Swimming Championship Competition to be held at Bhopal between November 11 and 14.

Oral hygiene awareness

‘Oral Hygiene Awareness' programme was organised for the K.G. children of A.U.P.E.T. Chinmaya Vidyalaya Matriculation Higher Secondary School, Palayamkottai. Dr. Bhagavathi of Venkateshwara Clinic, Tirunelveli Junction gave a comprehensive talk on the medical facts of the human teeth and how to take care of them. With the use of a model, Dr. Ramalakshmi Bhagavathi demonstrated the correct way of brushing the teeth. After the demonstration, tooth paste and brushes were distributed to all the students and staff as compliments.

The message – ‘Sparkling Teeth - a happy smile' was very nicely put across to the students. The LKG tiny tots of A.U.P.E.T. Chinmaya Vidyalaya Matriculation Higher Secondary School were taken on a field trip to ‘a local fire station,' recently as part of their curriculum to make them understand and appreciate the role of different jobs people do in the society. The members at the fire station were delighted to have such a young audience in their work place. A detailed and interesting explanation of the different instruments used by the firemen, the additional roles played by them like rescuing animals in trouble were also demonstrated through role play. The trip turned out to be an experience that will be etched in the tender minds for ever.

Food Mela

In A.V.K. International Residential School, Sankarankovil, Matriculation students of Grade- V celebrated ‘Food Mela' recently.

The students exhibited all kinds of traditional food items based on their nutrients present in it. They explained how the traditional food items help us to lead a healthy life.

The students explained well about the food items as to how food helps us to reduce the heat of our body and increase the power of immune system; similarly how the sprouted grains are rich in protein, amino acids, iron, calcium, iodine and vitamin B12 as well as Vitamin ‘C'.

Reading Day

The students of Bharath Montessori Matriculation Higher Secondary School, Ilanji, celebrated ‘Reading Day' on the campus. Kiddies dressed as different characters in books spoke on the importance of reading. The characters ranged from a mermaid to Harry Potter. The children enjoyed the day by sharing their thoughts and ideas on the importance of reading. The Principalm, Kanthimathi, appreciated the children's efforts.

Deepavali celebrated

Deepavali celebrations were held at St. Ignatius' Convent Higher Secondary School, Palayamkottai in school ground on the eve of ‘Festival of Lights' with great pomp and show. Reading from the three Holy Scriptures lighted up the spirit and in the prayer teachers thanked the Almighty God for the downpour in Tirunelveli. Chief guest of the event Chandra Pushpam, announcer,

All India Radio, Tirunelveli, with her folklore songs, exhilarated the minds and hearts and created the festive mood. Colourful cultural items enriched the programme. A ‘Big no to crackers' was the slogan raised during the Deepavali eve by the National Green Corps unit of St. Ignatius to prevent air, noise and land pollution.

Contributed by P. Sudhakar in Tirunelveli

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