Gandhi Jayanti: several events organised in schools, colleges

Chairman of A.P. Gandhi Smarak Nidhi KPC Gandhi and Commissioner of School Education K. Sandhya Rani, at a press conference in Vijayawada on Tuesday.   | Photo Credit: V RAJU

In the run-up to the 150th birth anniversary celebrations of Mahatma Gandhi, the School Education Department, in collaboration with AP Gandhi Smarak Nidhi, has conducted a series of events across schools and colleges in the State in the last one year.

Addressing a press conference here on Tuesday, Commissioner, School Education, K. Sandhya Rani said in November last year, an audio programme on Gandhiji’s principles developed by students of Swarnandhra Institute of Engineering and Technology (SIET), was displayed at a children’s educational festival in New Delhi, a video programme titled Gandhi Darsini, also developed by SIET students, was telecast by a local television channel, 2,000 bust-size Gandhi statues were distributed to government upper primary and high schools and students of all high schools in the State were shown the Telugu version of Gandhi film. State-level competitions were organised in games and sports in September last year.

Chairman of AP Gandhi Smarak Nidhi KPC Gandhi said more than 1,00,000 students from classes VI to X took part in school-level competitions conducted in essay writing, drawing, painting, elocution, slogan-writing and songs, all themed on Gandhiji’s life.

School and mandal-level winners were given prizes while winners of district-level competitions were treated to a visit to Gandhiji’s Sevagram Ashram in Wardha in Maharashtra.

Book release

The Sarva Shiskha Abhiyan conducted a national seminar on Mahatma’s concept of ‘Nai Taleem,’ attended by representatives of various universities. At a programme scheduled for Wednesday (October 2), Governor Biswabhusan Harichandan will release a book. Winners of the State-level competitions will be given prizes, they said.

AP Gandhi Samarak Nidhi members G. Rashmi and Raavi Sarada were present.

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