TAMIL NADU

School notes

Children’s Day celebrated

Students of Sri Venkateswara Matriculation Higher Secondary School, Tirukokarnam, Pudukottai, celebrated the Children’s Day in a fitting manner. Students dressed as Pandit Nehru paid floral tributes to the portrait of the first Prime Minister.

Over 600 students of various standards participated in the competitions conducted in connection with the celebrations.

A seminar was also conducted on the occasion.

Scientific temper to the fore

The scientific temper of school students was offered the ideal platform at the science exhibition conducted at A. R. R. Matriculation Higher Secondary School in Kumbakonam town. Environment-based exhibits ruled the exhibition, if the number of exhibits on eco sciences were any indication. Global warming, its consequences and measures to control it were presented with picturesque models. A techie of the school created word processor software, while another student came up with a calculation on average weight of human body in different planets. Puzzles and palindromes kept the visitors in raptures. Biological facts on medicinal plants, dietary habits, nutritious food pyramid and modern irrigation were put across at the exhibition. There were also science models on preventing accidents in unmanned railway crossing, and ways to save current.

There were displays on world time zone, ways to prevent ozone depletion, development of transport and communication and models on hydro electric power, wind mills, and ocean current. A group of students exhibited charts explaining Sangam literature and description of the lands that are described in the literature.

English word puzzles and riddles made the exhibition exciting. Primary school kids, too, came up with a demonstration on chalk manufacturing.

Students from various schools and parents visited the exhibition.

Chief Educational Officer Radhakrishnan presided over the function.

Correspondent of Sri Saraswathi Patasala Girls Higher Secondary School Venkatesubhan and District Educational Officer V. Kumar, Correspondent K. S. Subhramaniyam offered felicitations.

Athletic meet

Students of Dr. G.S. Kalyanasundaram Matriculation Higher Secondary School, Pazhayagudalur, performed exceedingly well at Mayiladuturai educational district-level athletic meet for junior boys.

The school was adjudged overall champion after bagging medals in many events.

Principal Easwari Jayaraman and physical education teachers commended the youngsters.

Handball title for St.James School

St. James Higher Secondary School, Palakurichi, won the boys’ title at the Tiruchi Divisional-level under-19 handball tournament.

It defeated Government Higher Secondary School, Perungalur, in the final.

The tournament, which was held at the Mount Zion Matriculation Higher Secondary School, Pudukottai, was inaugurated by its Senior Principal Jonathan. J.

“Fulfill Nehru’s dreams”

The future of the country is in the hands of the younger generation.

The students should rise to the occasion to fulfil the dreams of Pandit Nehru.

This was the message delivered by Pudukottai Municipality vice-chairman K. Naina Mohamed during the Children’s Day celebrations held at the Government Upper Primary School in Pudukottai town recently.

Mr. Mohamed recalled the role played by the freedom fighters for building a strong India and called upon the youngsters to follow in their footsteps.

e also garlanded the portrait of Nehru. Headmaster (in-charge) V. Radhakrishnan presided over the function. District secretary of Scouts Movement V. Gunaseelan spoke on the importance of celebrating the Children’s Day. D. Vasuki, teacher, also spoke.

Contributed by

Syed Muthahar Saqaf,

G. Prasad and S. Aishwarya

in Tiruchi

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