Metro School Montage
A cultural programme on the theme `integration', the musical items on unity in art and literature were the highlights of the annual day celebrations of Visakha Valley School held at the Gurajada Kalakshetram recently.
A colourful presentation by the tiny tots of LKG and UKG, dances by the children of primary classes welcoming the summer season, the Radha Krishna dance and `Muddu gare Yashoda' presentation and the Hindi tableau `Dosti Kayam Rahe' depicting the promotion of friendship between India and Pakistan and the English play `Santa Clause' impressed the audience.
The Principal, P. Sharda Reddy, highlighted the achievements of the school in both academic and extra-curricular activities. She commended Anshuman Wadhera (Std. XII) and Eranki Chaitanya (Std. X) for securing the highest per centage of marks in the 2004 CBSE Board Examination from the school.
N. Suvarna Kumari (Std. X), Jagprit Kaur (Std. XII) who participated in International Tennis Ball Cricket Tournament conducted by the Thailand Tennis Ball Cricket Association at Bangkok and Sub-junior National Championship in New Delhi, Kanishka Anand (Std.X) and Aravind (Std. IX), who secured doubles championship of the CBSE National Badminton Tournament in Chennai, Ramya Teja of Std. X and Upasana Padhy of Std. IX, who were the runners up in the CBSE National Badminton Tournament in Chennai, Pradeepta Mukherjee (Std. IX) who secured a gold medal in the 50 metre back stroke and silver medal in the 100 metre back stroke in the CBSE National Swimming Competition at Chennai were all honoured on the occasion.
The Vice Chairman and Managing Director of the Girijan Cooperative Corporation, A. Vidyasagar, was the chief guest. The District Collector, Praveen Prakash, who is also the Chairman of the Board of Governors of the school, addressed the gathering.
The Officer on Special Duty, AP Industrial Infrastructure Corporation, K. Ratna Prabha, gave away prizes to the winners of various events.
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The St. John's Parish School, near Old Post Office, celebrated its annual day with a programme on the theme `Jesus' recently. Foot tapping dances, hilarious skits and plays were organised on the occasion.
The Assistant Commissioner of Police, Samuel Prasad, who was the chief guest, gave away prizes to the meritorious students.
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Christmas was celebrated by various schools in the city during the last few days.
The staff and students of Kotak Salesian School, celebrated the festival with great pomp and excitement. The celebrations included the nativity play, carol singing, arrival of Santa Claus and distribution of gifts.
Earlier, the principal, Fr. Jerry Louis, welcomed the chief guest, Rev. Fr. George Kottam. The staff representative, Frederick James Pereira, proposed a vote of thanks.
Pollocks School celebrated Christmas in a grand manner. The pastor of Christmas Church, Rev. A.G. Paul, who participated as chief guest, narrated short stories in `human values' to the children. The school principal, Sandeep Chitra, every festival has a single message: `Universal brotherhood'. The Vice Principal, Rajini, spoke.
The I.J. School, Thompson Street, Old Town Area, celebrated Christmas with traditional zeal by the students and staff of the school. The children of primary classes presented the nativity scene, depicting the birth of Jesus Christ. The children played their roles perfectly. Carols were sung and later the Christmas cake was cut.
The Projects for Asia (PFA) Sunshine English Medium Free School, Harbour Park Road, celebrated Christmas recently. The school's aim is to develop and unearth the hidden talent God has placed in every child irrespective of religion, caste, creed and colour.
PFA' s national director, Rev. Wayne Joseph, and the school's director, Linda Joseph graced the occasion as guests of honour.
Students and parents participated enthusiastically in the Christmas celebrations at Sherwood School, Kirlampudi Layout. The Managing Director of Merillyn Shipping and Transport, Rolland Williams, participated as guest of honour.
Santa Claus gave away gifts to the delight of the children.
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