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Independence Day celebrated

A play on freedom fighters being enacted at Baalyaa School, Keelkattalai.

A play on freedom fighters being enacted at Baalyaa School, Keelkattalai.  

As part Independence Day celebration, students of Baalyaa School, Keelkattalai, donned the roles of freedom fighters.

One of the main features of the programme was a play on Kodi Kaatha Kumaran, a freedom fighter from Tamil Nadu.

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Members of Chitlapakkam Muthulakshmi Nagar Welfare Association celebrated the Independence Day. Association president, L. Sundararaman presided over the event in the presence of V. Ramajeyam and R.M. Easwaran, vice-president and joint secretary respectively. The National Flag was hoisted by N. Viswanathan, Director, Deepam Hospital, Chromepet. In his address, he spoke about the sacrifices made by our freedom fighters. He appreciated the activities of the association and advised the members to remain united and bring more development to the area. The winners of Chithirai Kolam competition were given prizes.

Town Panchayat Member R. Karunamurthy listed the development projects undertaken in the area and assured to co-operate with the association in introducing mini-bus services to Chitlapakkam.

Association joint secretary, V. Venkataraman, welcomed the members and treasurer, C.S. Venkatesh, proposed a vote of thanks.

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NAEYAM (Nidhi Alumni for Education of Youth and Advancement of Mankind), a Charitable Trust formed by Alumni of AJS Nidhi Higher Secondary School, Alandur, organised the Independence Day Festival ‘ID Fest 2012’ on August 14 and 15 in the school premises.

Various competitions such as fancy dress, skit, patriotic songs, exhibitions, face painting, speech with quiz, etc, were organised on August 14 to promote the feeling of patriotism among the students.

P. Sanjay Gandhi, Additional Government Pleader, Chennai High Court, who was the guest of honour, distributed prizes and certificates to the winners of various competitions. Sanjay Gandhi, who is also the President of Intellectual Property Rights Attorney Association, gave an inspirational speech with highlights from his own life that motivated him to take up charitable services to the needy.

The highlight of the programme was the exhibition organised by the students themselves. The model of Canon Tank used during the First Revolt of 1857 exhibited by IX Standard Students collecting stuff from waste materials was greatly appreciated by everyone who visited the exhibition. Other models displayed were on ‘Jallianwala Bagh Tragedy’, ‘Green Revolution’, ‘Salt Satyagraha Movement’, ‘Life history of Gandhiji and Bharathiar’, etc.

An innovative quiz competition was conducted to ensure participation from all the students in the school. All the participants received a certificate and a prize. On the Independence Day, R. Kiran, Trustee of NAEYAM, hoisted the National Flag.

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The Lakshmi Nagar Civic Welfare Association in Nanganallur also celebrated Independence Day. Lawyer Satish Parasaran was the chief guest. V. Rama Rao and T. Ayyamperumal, secretary and president of the association were present. Advocates S. Vanchinathan, S. Choodamani, Sujatha, Sowmya and Chandrasekaran were honoured on the occasion. Prizes were distributed to students who had excelled in this year’s public examinations.

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