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Driving home the point:Students of the Oxford English High School, Nagarabhavi, and at right,
BANGALORE: To create awareness among students and general public on issues concerning the environment, the schools that are part of The Hindu NIE programme conducted many activities on World Environment Day in the city.
Students and faculty of Oxford English High School, Nagarabhavi, formed a human chain to drive home the point that humanity should come together and remain united in its bid to prevent environmental disasters.
School principal H.N. Usha accompanied the students to “Dhanvantri Vana” on Bangalore University campus. They interacted with environmental officers and learnt about keeping their surroundings clean and green. The students then spoke of how trees form an integral part of people's life. They also planted saplings and took oath to protect the environment.
Students and teachers of Rashtrothana Vidya Kendra, Thanisandra Main Road, made the day memorable by wearing green-coloured dresses. Various activities were conducted for students of primary and high school sections. They cleaned the school surrounding and vowed to make it a plastic-free zone. They also displayed their creativity by writing slogans and making posters on environment preservation. The students also planted saplings on the school campus.
CMR National PU College conducted “MAITREEM”, an orientation programme for the students of first PU classes recently. K.A. Antony, former chief technical advisor, United Nations, inaugurated the programme. He said that only hard work will lead to success and urged the parents to lead by example.
Sabita Ramamurthy, president, CMR Jnanadhara Trust, told the students to have commitment towards their studies as well as personality development. She also expressed happiness over the efforts of teachers in securing excellent results in the PU examinations. Aishwarya V. (Science), Bhavana Surana (Commerce), the college toppers, were felicitated.
Tristha Ramamurthy, vice-president of the institution, was present. Principal Nandini Nagraj spoke.
The first batch of Class X students of Jain Public School, Jakkasandra, has done the school proud by securing 100 per cent pass results in the CBSE examination.
Jewel Joseph and Sowmya Manjunath are the school toppers with a CGPA of 9.6. Sandhya K.S. and Vibha M.J. have a CGPA of 9.4. All the 106 students at Sri Kumaran Children's Home (CBSE), Mallasandra, too have passed. In all, 32 students have secured CGPA of 10.
The Hindu NIE team
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