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Teachers' day out

WHO'S THE BEST?: The event saw participation from across the State. PHOTOS: S. JAMES

WHO'S THE BEST?: The event saw participation from across the State. PHOTOS: S. JAMES  

They sang, danced and had a good time. It was a time of refreshing for all the teachers at the meet.

It was an opportunity for teachers to have their share of fun, and display their talent in ways other than teaching. Dhronacharyas Meet 2005, a project pioneered by Dolphin Matric H.S. School, Madurai, is a platform on which teachers contest to show their skills in various events.

S. Srividya, a teacher from Vairam's Matric H.S. School, Pudukottai, has been attending the meet for the past three years.

M. Mayil Sundari of Dolphin School says that September is when they start planning and preparing for the contest. Last year she had won the prize for facial painting and this year she won the pot-painting contest.

Teachers' day out

V. Shanthi, a teacher from 21st Century International Matric H.S. School, Sivaganga, said the meet was fun-filled and very entertaining. It encouraged her to display her talent. She said she had enrolled to participate in seven competitions.

The meet provided us with relief from the monotony, said N. Parvatha Meenakshi of Sri Raghavendra Nursery and Primary School, Sivaganga.

Ruth Ashley of Vikaasa School, Madurai, dedicated her victory to late G.R. Diwakar, a teacher-cum-quiz master, who helped many teachers stage their talent.

Teachers' day out

"I was happy to attend the 14th meet as it helped me forget my age," she said and added that she still fondly remembered her first `get-together' at the meet some 13 years ago. "It was a privilege to watch teachers playing, dancing and having a good time. It was so funny watching them that we laughed so much," said the student volunteers. As many as 15 events such as rangoli, light music, mehendi, quiz, vegetable carving, flower arrangement, pot painting, fun game, dumb charades, ad act, art from waste and Mr. Dhronacharya and Ms. Dhronacharya were conducted. Over 1,000 participants from 52 schools from all over the State participated.

"It was an orientation and refreshing programme for students to learn more and teach more," said Correspondent A.R. Ramanathan.

As a mark of respect to the departed soul of G.R. Diwakar, the participants observed two-minutes silence. The folk dance and the felicitation function for winners were held recently at Lakshmi Sundaram Hall.

S.S. KAVITHA

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