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Urdu school centenary function on Sunday

By Our Staff Correspondent

MANGALORE, JAN. 22. The Dakshina Kannada Zilla Panchayat Urdu Higher Primary School, Kudroli, Mangalore, which was set up in 1903, will celebrate its centenary this year. The school, which initially had classes up to fifth standard, was upgraded into a higher primary school in 1975. The school has around 250 students on its rolls.

The headmaster of the school, Muhammad Hanief, told presspersons here today that the MLA, N. Yogish Bhat, would preside over the centenary celebrations to be held on Saturday. The Transport Minister and district in-charge, B. Ramanath Rai, would release a souvenir to mark the occasion. The Chairman of the Karnataka State Minorities Commission, K.S.M. Masood, would participate.

The President of the School Development and Management Committee (SDMC), Saleem Khan, would preside over the function that would be held in the morning, Mr. Hanief said. He said the SDMC had initiated a programme under which teachers carried out a door-to-door campaign to ensure that more students enrolled themselves in the school meant for children from the minority community. The campaign was yielding good results, he said.

Mr. Hanief said that the students had fared well in the district-level public examination for seventh standard. Since 2001, the school was recording cent percent results, he added.

The students were also prominently taking part in extra-curricular activities. They had actively participated in the "Prathiba Karanji'' competitions conducted by the Education Department since the last academic year, and had won prizes at the taluk and district-level, he added.

The schoolchildren had bagged the first place in the elocution competition conducted by Anjuman Tarkia Urdu. Apart from academics and extra co-curricular activities, students had also excelled in sports, he said.

The Government had sanctioned the construction of two rooms under the "Sarva Shikhsa Abhiyan", apart from a toilet and drinking water arrangements, he added.

To ensure better administration, the school development committee was reconstituted as SDMC in 2001, he said. The committee consisted of nine patron members, four ex-officio members, and seven nominated members. Philanthropists had contributed liberally towards the development of infrastructure and facilities for students, he added.

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