Staircases Complete, Steps in Progress
The staircases concrete molding work was finished on July 1. Steps construction is ongoing. As the steps work goes on, the children are ready to step into the new school building. And also as the steps work goes on, more support will step on to the Arunachalam Trust to finish the roof concrete.
View or download the full new construction report (PDF).
Students Pass Public Examination
We have secured centum result in the X Standard Government Public Examination. All the 12 students passed in the Examination. Out of 12 students, 11 students got first class and one got second class. Master C. Manikandan who stayed in our orphanage secured first mark 433 out of 500, A. Divyabharathy secured second mark 420 out of 500 and M. K. Sandeep secured third mark 392 out of 500 in our school. Another boy L Jaishankar who stayed in the orphanage, M.Siva, K. Komathi and V. Vigneshwari are the three other students who got educational sponsorships have passed in the class. These all are possible only by your wishes and your support to them. We all are very grateful to you very much.
The rough flooring work has finished in the building work. Technical and materials gathering works are on progress for the further proceedings. Column rising will be started in the next week.
Progress on New School
On the third of June the steel structural design work has been started and finished today. For column, 25mm, 20mm and 16mm rods were used according to their bearing weights. 8mm rods were used for rings. We utilized 5 tons of rods. It costs 6 tons X 40,000 INR. Photos are attached here. And the steel designing labours payment is 6 tons X 4,000 INR.
Tomorrow and the day after tomorrow, the bottom shoe making will be done. Then, the next works are fitting of column boxes and filling the concrete in the column boxes. These works will be done on 15th June, the Wednesday onwards.
The school will be reopened on 15th June, the Wednesday.
The school building construction work has been going on steadily. After the steel structural frame work, the bottom shoe making and pillar columns rising has finished. 42 columns rose as 9 feet height, 1.5 feet breadth and 9 inches thickness. And 14 columns rose as 9 feet height and 9 inches of breadth and thickness. 2 feet height and 9 inches thickness beams will be laid in crisscross manner on these columns before terrace concrete laying. These 56 columns are covered with gunny bags to get cured. The wet gunny bags keep wetness for long time.
The next work is three stair cases construction. Stair cases will be built in the middle and at the two ends of the building. Centering work, beam and slope steel framing works and then concrete filling work will be done respectively.
After this work, connecting the pillar columns with crisscross steel structural frame of beams and these will be connected with crisscross steel structural frame of terrace and covering the total area with concrete will be the very biggest work. This work needs 20 tons of steels, 1000 bags of cements, 20 loads of sand and 20 loads of blue metals. Apart from these, centering work will be done for the whole terrace area and beams. Concrete mixing machine and skilled workers are needed. The roughly estimated amount for this work would be INR 1,800,000.
New School Foundation Completed, May 2011
Work Progresses on New School Building; Visitors Welcomed, February 2011
Republic Day, January 2011
News and Stories from 2010
Mr. Tabuchi Visits from Japan, December 2010
Vijayadhasamy Festival Celebrated, October 2010
International Peace Day Celebrated, September 2010
National Independence Day Celebrated, August 2010
Birthdays Celebrated, July 2010
School Reopens, June 2010
Good Luck and Prosperity, April 2010
February Was a Month of Visitors, February 2010
Republic Day Celebration, January 2010
News and Stories from 2009
from the Japan Ramana Association,
A Prayer for World Peace and a Day Caring for
the Environment, September 2009
Professor Volunteers His Teaching Skills; Vinayakar
Chadhurthi Celebration; Children Offer Sympathy, August 2009
Independence Day Celebrated, August 2009
Educational Development Day, July 2009
Symposium, Special Visitors, January-February 2009
New School Update, Republic Day Celebrated, January
More News and Stories from 2008
Two Volunteers Teach Students English,
Children's Day Celebrated, November 2008
Environmental Awareness and Tree Saplings Planting
Take Place at New School Site, October 2008
New School Construction Update, October 2008
Japanese Visitors, School Construction Updates, August
& September 2008
Independence Day Celebrated at New School
Site, August 2008
School Construction Update, August 2008
Educational Development Day, July 2008
New School Needs Your Help, June 2008
Republic Day Celebration, January 2008
More News and Stories from 2007
Get Together Event, December 2007
Bhagavan’s Jayanthi Celebrated and Visit From School Supporters, December 2007
Children's Day, November 2007
Diwali Celebrated, October 2007
Vinayaka Chadhuthi, September 2007
World Population Day, Teachers' Day Celebrated, September 2007
Independence Day Celebrated, August 2007
New School Contstruction Update, June 2007
Construction Begins on New School Facilities, April 2007
Jayanthi and Republic Day Celebrated, January 2007
More News and Stories from 2006
New School Fundraising, December 2006, and A. Prabahakaran Birthday Celebration, December 2006
Children's Day, November 2006 and Global Community Day, November 2006
Prize Winning in the Ramanar Competition, November 2006
19th Year Inaugural Day & Vijayadhasami Puja, October 2006
Independence Day, August 2006
School Reopens, June 2006 (also visit the Urgent Needs page for additional information on the new school site, needs, and how your donation can make a difference.)
Earth Puja, April 2006
X Standard Public Examination and OWCF Volunteers
Teaching, February 2006
Republic Day, January 2006
More News and Stories from 2005
Jayanthi Celebration (December 2005)
Planting Field Trip
and Stories from 2005
News and Stories from 2004