Date:07/02/2011 URL: http://www.thehindu.com/2011/02/07/stories/2011020762580400.htm
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Robot drill, laser show enthral audience




Students of Delhi Public School (Bangalore South) and, right, National Public School, Rajajinagar,

Delhi Public School (Bangalore East) conducted its annual sports day recently. The school playground was illuminated with floodlights and decorated with colourful flags and balloons for the event. It began with a rhythmic march past followed by lighting of sports torch by the students who had excelled in various sports events. Captains of the four houses took oath “to maintain the integrity of the school and take part in the spirit of sportsmanship”.

The show was interspersed with a variety of cultural events. “Tora - the tiger” was the mascot of the event that symbolised the participation of DPS East in the “Save the tiger” campaign. Mass displays such as aerobics, karate, tae-kwon-do and bike pyramid lived up to the school's motto of “Team work can create marvels”. The performance by 400 students in the robot drill and the laser show enthralled the audience. Later, prizes were distributed to the winners in various events. K. Rahman Khan, Deputy Chairman, Rajya Sabha, was present. School principal Manila Carvalho welcomed the gathering and introduced the guests.

Graduation ceremonies

As the academic year is coming to a close, it is time to say goodbye to students of classes X and XII, who are ready to embark on a new journey. Recently, the graduation ceremonies were held in schools that are part of The Hindu's NIE programme and the solemn occasions were filled with nostalgia and a sense of achievement. In one such event, St. Mary's Public School bade adieu to its 20th batch of ICSE students recently. It was a memorable day for the outgoing students as well as their parents. A few students shared their experiences of school life and paid rich tributes to their mentors. Rev. Vasudevan delivered the keynote address. The outgoing students received mementoes from the guests. They presented a song, “May the good God bless and keep you”. It was also an emotional and proud moment for parents, as well as teachers.

DPS South

K. Rahman Khan, Deputy Chairman, Rajya Sabha, was the chief guest at the graduation ceremony held in Delhi Public School (Bangalore South) recently. The solemn evening began with the lighting of the ceremonial lamp followed by renderings from the holy scriptures. Mr. Khan presented the scroll of honour to R. Arvindabharathi for his excellence in academics. Certificates of appreciation were presented to the members of the student council from Class XII. Mr. Khan, who delivered the keynote address, told the graduating students to conquer obstacles in the battlefield of life, like brave soldiers. He congratulated them on the completion of an important milestone of their lives, and spoke about how the future holds limitless opportunities for them to explore.

School principal Manju Sharma administered the oath and told the graduating students to uphold the motto of the school, “Service before Self”. The school captains spoke about how they had evolved from ensconced beginners to responsible youngsters in the last 12 years. A cultural programme was presented comprising a Jugalbandi titled Swaranjali, the school band's Raagarock and a unique fashion show titled Satrangi, epitomising the vibrant hues of life.

Maqsood Ali Khan, secretary, KKECT, and Mansoor Ali Khan, treasurer, KKECT, presented mementoes to the graduating students with a special mention of their positive traits. The evening concluded with the candlelight ceremony, which signified the passing of the “flame of knowledge” to the students and emphasising the necessity to preserve and protect learning and knowledge.

NPS, Rajajinagar

National Public School, Rajajinagar, bade farewell to its outgoing students of Class XII recently. Shankar M. Bidari, Commissioner of Police, was the chief guest. He told the students to emerge victorious in the midst of all adversaries society and country were facing today. K.P. Gopalkrishna, chairman, NPS Group, urged the students to live up to the school motto, “Reach Out, Reach High and Reach Beyond”. Bindu Hari, director, The International School, Bangalore, in her presentation and graduation address, gave them useful tips on life skills to face the real world. School principal Santhamma Gopalkrishna declared the students graduates. The teacher's choir enthralled the students with their songs motivating them to fulfil their dreams.

Cathedral college

Governor H.R. Bharadwaj was the chief guest at the graduation ceremony held in Cathedral PU College and High School recently. Students Karan and Yamini recounted their experiences and paid tributes to their mentors. The staff members were felicitated. The Governor also inaugurated the silver jubilee celebrations of the PU College.

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