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Gesture: Students of the Kendriya Vidyalaya at the Rotary School in Theetukkal, near Udhagamandalam, on Wednesday.
Gesture: Students of the Kendriya Vidyalaya at the Rotary School in Theetukkal, near Udhagamandalam, on Wednesday.

D. Radhakrishnan

Students of Kendriya Vidyalaya got a chance to experience the joy of giving first hand thanks to an ‘outing with an aim’

Udhagamandalam: Many students of the Kendriya Vidyalaya, Indunagar, got an opportunity to experience the ‘joy of giving’ first hand thanks to an ‘outing with an aim’ organised on Wednesday by their teachers led by the Principal in-charge Lalitha Deepak.

Undeterred by hostile weather the children visited the Rotary Vivekananda School at Theetukkal near here and handed over sports materials and trophies to children hailing from the underprivileged sections of society.

Later they moved to the Smyrna Home here and presented warm clothes to the physically challenged children who are being taken care of there.

Pointing out that the outing formed part of the ‘Help Somebody Week’ being observed by the students of the Kendriya Vidyalaya, Ms. Deepak told The Hindu that it was to promote value-based education and also enhance awareness about the plight of special children and those belonging to the lower strata of society.

Stating that the outing not only gave the students something to talk about but also made them reflect, she expressed the hope that henceforth the necessity of prompting them to set something aside for the ‘children of lesser gods’ will not arise.

Pointing out that the trophies given to the Rotary school was to motivate the children to excel in academics and sports, she acknowledged the help extended by members of the Rotary Club of Ootacamund in supplementing the gesture of her students by donating stationary.

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