Grammar book released

Yagappa International School at Thanjavur celebrated inaugural parents' day on Saturday. Vidhya Srinivasan, principal consultant and chief executive officer of Sarara Incorporation Ltd, was the chief guest. A grammar book titled ‘English Usage', authored by Thyagaraja Sharma, former English professor of AVVM Sri Pushpam College at Poondi, was released on the occasion. The first copy of the book published by Yagappa school was received by Srinivasan, president, Think Soft Global, Europe-Asia. Students were awarded prizes for cent per cent attendance. Academic toppers and prize winners of various competitions conducted during the academic year were honoured . Students presented the annual report for the academic year 2011-12. The cultural extravaganza by the students that followed left the audience spell bound. Edward Arogyaraj, correspondent of the school, was present .

Day of fun

The annual day of Panchayat Union Middle School, Cholanmaligai, Kumbakonam, was celebrated with gaiety recently. Duraiammal Chinnappa, panchayat president, presided. S. Anitha presented the annual report. Education department officials P. Jayakumar, G. Ramalingam and S.Elangovan were the chief guests. They gave away prizes to the students in the presence of K. Arumugam, union councillor; M. Vaijayanthimala, president, school executive committee; R. Srinivasan, PTA president; G. Murugesan, assistant president; and P. Rama, headmistress. Students presented cultural programmes on the occasion.

Spotlight on science

A science exhibition was organised at the Municipal Middle school at Samathuvapuram in Pudukottai recently. V.R. Karthik Thondaiman, municipal chairman, inaugurated the exhibition. Jayalakshmi, additional elementary education officer, Pazhanivelu, vice president of village education committee, offered felicitations. Malathy, headmistress of the school, said that students of all classes participated in the exhibition. Mythily, teacher, said that a specific topic was given to a group of students for preparing models. Mr. Thondaiman gave away prizes to students in appreciation of their performance.

Toppers felicitated

The annual day of Annai Namagiri Mazhalaiyar Thodakkapalli, Kulithalai, celebrated with pomp, was a two-day event. On the first day, Vijayaraghavan and Nagarathinam, trustees, gave away prizes to the students. V. Kasthurirangan, correspondent, presided. Radhika Jayakumar, councillor; Sundaresan, managing director, Lalapet Benefit Fund; Mohamed Rafi, auditor, were present. Pallavi Raja, municipal chairperson, was the chief guest on the second day. Toppers were honoured on the occasion. The students highlighted the need to mitigate global warming and importance of time management through various programmes.

Call to protect wet lands

The ‘World Wet Land Day' was observed under the auspices of the state education department's National Green Corps and Eco Club at Shri Venkateswara Matriculation Higher Secondary School in Thanjavur recently. G. Jayashankar, principal of the school, who presided over the function, explained the importance of ‘World Wet Land Day'. U. Thirunavukkarasu, educational officer from C.P. Ramaswamy Environmental Education Centre, Chennai, who was the resource person, appealed to teachers to motivate students to protect land resources. C. Sivasubramanian, a faculty from Tamil University, said wet lands helped in harmonious living of animals contributing to ecological balance.

P. Ram Manohar, District Environment Coordinator spoke. Eco club guide teachers from various schools in Thanjavur district participated in the programme.

Farewell party

A farewell party for X standard students was held at Mount Zion Matriculation Higher Secondary School in Pudukottai recently. Jayabarathan Chelliah, correspondent, spoke on the importance of true friendship. Rev. S. Samuel Abraham, pastor of TELC jubilee church, Pudukottai, gave useful tips to students in achieving their goals. Jonathan, senior principal, spoke.

Adhere to ethics, youth told

The annual day of Vijayadharani pre-primary school at Ariyalur was held recently. S.S. Sivasankar, Member of Legislative Assembly, distributed prizes to students. He advised students to adhere to ethics and values stipulated by great leaders and poets like Avvaiyar, Periyar and Tiruvalluvar. R. Murugesan, municipal chairman, presided over the function. N. Shyamala, headmistress and K. Karuppusamy, correspondent spoke.

Contributed by M.Balaganessin from Tiruchi