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October 12, 2005, 18th Inaugural Day and Vijayadhasamy Pooja
On October 12, the 18th Inaugural Day and Vijayadhasamy Pooja were celebrated at the school. Both teachers and students participated in the function.

October 5, 2005, Annual Yoga and Origami Instruction
Every year Mr. Eizho Tabuchi from Japan visits our school and teaches yoga and Origami to the students. This year beginning on October 5, he taught yoga and Origami to the 6th, 7th and 8th standard students. During his yoga instruction, he taught breathing exercises, which are very important for the body and mind. During his Origami instruction, he taught how to make paper hats, rockets and designs. Afterwards, he distributed prizes to those students who won the Camalin pencil company drawing competition.


Teacher's Day 2005September 5, 2005, Teacher's Day
Teacher's Day was celebrated at the school on September 5. The holiday was named after Dr. Radhakrishnan who became president of India. Since he originally was a teacher, he asked that people celebrate his birthday as Teacher's Day.

At 3:20 pm, Mr. M. Karunanithi, the school correspondent welcomed the principal, teachers and students along with other special guests. Mr. Raja and Mrs. Triveni from USA were also in attendance. During the event, Ms. Vimala, the school’s Tamil teacher, gave a speech in Tamil about Dr. Radhakrishnan.

The students presented small gifts to all the teachers. The principal concluded the event with a vote of thanks.


August 15, 2005 School Celebrates the 59th Independence Day
At 8:30 a.m. the celebration began with prayer, which was followed by the student fast march. Then, our school correspondent, Mr. M. Karunanithi, welcomed the special guests, teachers, parents and friends. Ms. Santhiya, daughter of Mr. Dwagaranath Reddy, who owns Nutrine Chocolate Company, participated in the function as a special guest.

At 9:03 a.m. Swami Shantananda Puri from the Himalayas unfurled the national flag. Then, Swami Sadasivanada from the USA distributed brass cups to those who took the X Standard Government Public Examination last year and ranked I, II and III level. A. Subulaksmi ranked in the I level securing 894 marks out of 1100 marks; B. Sandhiya and A. Rajapandian ranked in the II level securing 801 marks out of 1100 marks; and K. Rajalakshmi ranked in the III level securing 793 marks out of 1100 marks.

Then, the students’ dumbbells and lazium exercises were performed. The school principal, Mr. P. Ravichandran, gave a vote of thanks and the celebration ended with the national anthem. Sweets were distributed to the guests.

After the event at 10:00 a.m., a local magician, Mr. K. Vinayagamurthy, presented a magic show for the children who enjoyed it very much. Also enjoying the magic show were Mr. Philippe and Ms. Nicole and their daughter from France.

July 31, 2005 Student Enrollment, Sponsorships High for New Academic Year
Student enrollment for this academic year, which began in June, is 367. The Trust provided the following sponsorships to disadvantaged and rural children: free books and notebooks distributed for 43 children; school fees have been paid for 73 children; academic sponsorships (books & notebooks, school fees and uniforms) have been given to 57 children; individual sponsorships (room and board, school fees, books & notebooks, medical etc.) have been provided for 18 children; midday meals have been provided for 122 children; and free transportation has been provided for 182 children by our school van, a share auto and a mini auto. (Each one makes two trips.)

A total of 268 children have benefited from the sponsorships.

February 2, 2005
On February 2, the school presented a cultural entertainment event. School Correspondent Mr. M. Karunanithi welcomed the participants and guests, which included Mr. Joseph Keicken from Netherlands and Ms. Andrea Orth from Germany who performed four traditional American dances for the children. Following their performance, a Fancy Dress Competition was held in which more than 50 students from kindergarten through ninth standard participated. Costumes included Gods, Goddess, gipzy girl, vegetable venders and so on. Mr. Roger Maybank from Canada, Mr. Joseph Keicken from Netherlands, Ms. Andrea Orth from Germany and School Principal Mr. N. Jayabalan judged the competition.

After the event, the medical team, guests and teachers went to the village Punalkadu to complete the third immunization of Hepatitis - B for the children. The School Principal thanked everyone for their support and cooperation.

News and Stories from 2004



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