Mangaluru

Giving it all back to her alma mater

Tejaswi K. from Guruvayanakere was among the nine students who were given laptops during the Independence Day celebrations at Nehru Maidan in Mangaluru on Thursday. Also seen are Tejaswi’s Mathematics teacher Savita Devaramani (second from left) and her uncle Dayanand Kulal.

Tejaswi K. from Guruvayanakere was among the nine students who were given laptops during the Independence Day celebrations at Nehru Maidan in Mangaluru on Thursday. Also seen are Tejaswi’s Mathematics teacher Savita Devaramani (second from left) and her uncle Dayanand Kulal.  

After her college classes on Saturdays and on Sundays, Tejaswi K., a first Pre University student from SDM Pre University College, Ujire, has been taking Spoken English classes for two hours for students of Classes 8, 9 and 10 at the Government Secondary School in Guruvayanakere, where she completed her Class 10.

“It’s my way of expressing gratitude to my school that has made me a confident girl,” says Ms. Tejaswi, who knows the benefit of Spoken English classes. “With good training in the school, I am not facing any problem with the English medium of education at the college,” says Ms. Tejaswi, who is pursuing her pre university course in Arts stream. Ms. Tejaswi, the eldest of the two daughters of Hariyappa Moolya, a construction worker, and Baby, who roles beedis, is among the nine students from government schools who received laptops on Thursday for scoring well in the SSLC examination.

With 612 marks, Ms. Tejaswi is the third among the top three scorers from government schools in the SSLC examination from the district. The other two are Shreelakshmi N. from Government Pre University College, Puttur, who secured 616 marks, and Mohammed Majeed from Government Secondary School, Yenmur, Sullia, who secured 613 marks.

Top three scorers each from government schools in Mangaluru North and Mangaluru South Education Blocks respectively also received laptops.

The basic training in computers received at the school, Ms. Tejaswi says, will help her in making use of the laptop given by the government. “I would like to make better use of this for my course,” she says and adds that now there is no scope for doing computer-related courses at the college she is studying.

For Savita Devaramani, Mathematics teacher at Ms. Tejaswi’s school, it is a proud moment to see her student receive the laptop. “Our student, Bhavishya, who has scored 605 marks, received a laptop at a function in Belthangady taluk on Thursday. We feel proud as teachers of such hard working and talented students from rural areas,” says Ms. Devaramani, who had come along with Ms. Tejaswi to Nehru Maidan. Ms. Tejaswi’s uncle Dayanand Kulal was also present. The Government Secondary School in Guruvanayanakere in Belthangady has been securing 100 % result in the SSLC examination for the last few years.

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