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What ‘Government work is God's work' really means

(Top) Students of Madonna School, Uday Nagar, exercising their franchise in school elections, members of the student councils of National Public School, Koramangala, and Venkat International Public School, Rajajinagar, and (above) students of Bangalore Public School, Indiranagar, at a Parliamentary Education Programme, in Bangalore.

It was a novel programme organised by Bangalore Public School, Indiranagar, to make students understand what “Government work is God's work” really means. The students of classes VIII, IX and X were provided an opportunity to participate in Parliamentary Education Programme conducted by Gnanashekar, parliamentary guide for the Speaker.

In the programme spread over two sessions, he and the other resource person Gopi explained to the students the procedures and functioning of the Legislature in detail.

In the theory session, there was an audio-visual presentation based on the Karnataka State Legislature and its history. Students were told that it was the dream of Kengal Hanumanthaiya, former Chief Minister, to have both the Legislative Assembly and the Council together. Students also learnt that the Mysore Representative Assembly was the first democratically-elected assembly in Asia.

The second session was a practical one and the students enacted as model parliamentarians. The girls in saris and the boys attired in dhotis and sherwanis gave a real touch to, and expressed themselves as parliamentarians. There was a speaker, secretary, marshal, home minister, prime minister and an opposition leader, all nominated by teachers. There was oath taking ceremony and question hour. “The House” debated on child and women-related issues. There was a serious discussion on public welfare, exploitation, water supply and also child right.

Presented badges

Venkat International Public School, Rajajinagar, held its investiture ceremony wherein the elected and nominated members of the student council were presented with badges.

T. Balakrishna, chairman, St. Ann's, Venkat and Venus Group of Institutions, was the chief guest. He told the student leaders to bring name, fame and glory to the institution. Amid soulful rendition of patriotic songs, a patriotic dance and a movie on leadership, the solemn ceremony was marked by rhythmic march past of the leaders to the tune set by the school band.

Ruthwik Chandra and Spandana were elected as head boy and head girl respectively. Rakesh Shenoy was chosen the sports captain, while Dheeraj Desai, the chief editor.


To inculcate the spirit of democracy among its students, Madonna School, Uday Nagar, conducted elections to the posts of school captain, vice-captain and sports captain recently.

Students from classes V to X exercised their franchise and understood the democratic processes to elect a representative.


National Public School, Koramangala, held its investiture ceremony recently. The solemn ceremony began with the lighting of the traditional lamp by school principal Bindu Hari and vice-principal Lakshmi Rao. Members of the prefect board were ceremoniously presented their badges by the principal. Rohit Bansal is the school prefect and Madhusudhan vice-prefect. V. Padmapriya, Saranya, Rohit Bhasi and Maya Krishnamurthy are the captains of the four houses. A Bharatnatyam performance and a group song enthralled the audience.

Ms. Bindu congratulated the leaders and emphasised the need to be multi-talented rather than remain purely academic or uni-dimensional. She enumerated the qualities of a good leader. She also urged the students to live up to the school motto — Reach Out, Reach High and Reach Beyond.


The Scouts and Guides troupe of Ryan International School, Kundalahalli, have done the school proud when 12 students, who attended a camp at the Dr. Annie Besant Park in Doddaballapura, were nominated for the Rajyapuraskar and Rashtrapathi award examinations. The prestigious Governor of Karnataka Award was won by 24 Cubs and 23 Bulbuls, who also took part in the camp.


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