Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Republic Day Celebration 2012

Actor Dhamu, our Chief Guest arriving

Mr Dhamu being received by our children and teachers

With the children

A section of the parents during the Parents Meet

Hoisting the flag with Mr. Dhamu

Dance by Class VII

Guests taking the Pledge

Prayer Song

Dance by Class VII

Karate in full swing

Mr Dhamu's address

Finalist (Ilayas) from Class VII in the Inter-School Yoga Competition

Finalist (Harishankar) from Class VI in the Inter-School Yoga Competition

Dance by Class V

Teachers and Staff with our Guests

                                              Republic Day Post Event Report         26.01.2012

We started our program at 9.15 hrs. Our Chief Guest - Actor Mr. Dhamu reached our school at 9.10 hrs. The program started with Parents – Trust management Meeting in presence of Mr. Dhamu, Managing  Trustee Capt. Nandkumar along with Ms. Sabita Currimbhoy in charge for school & Mr. Saseendran Admin Officer.
Our Chief Guest pointed out many  things about the value of education, discipline, dress code and about extracurricular activities. This session ended on a nice note and all parents were reminded of their obligations and duties.
All parents, honoured guests and students were warmly welcomed  by Emcee  Master. Pragadeesh of VII std followed by the regular school prayer led  by a few students of class V.
After the prayer Master.Ameen of VII std escorted the chief guest Mr.Dhamu to hoist the flag followed by all assembled taking  the national pledge.
List of events in order:
1.     Tamil Thai Vazthu -  5th std.  students guided by Ms. Rajapriya.
2.     Kodi Padal -  girls of class VI  guided by Ms. Grace .
3.     Dance (Hindi song)  -  7th std. girls guided by  Ms. Anusuya & Ms. Grace.
4.     Dance (Tamil song) -  5th std students guided by Ms. Majeeda and Ms. Kalai Selvi.
5.     Hindi Patriotic Song -  7th std. students guided by Ms. Madeena.
6.     Karate demonstration -  assorted students guided  by Karate  Master Sensei  Murali.
Our Chief  Guest Mr.Dhamu appreciated our students performances, and the good co-ordination of the events by the Teachers, during his speech.
Our Guests of Honour Mr. Kishore Reddy  and Mr. Vijay Sambrani delivered their valuable speech and conveyed their happiness in being with us.
During the parent meeting conducted at 9.15am, We also conducted a Yoga Competition for I std. to VII std. Our Special Judge was  Ms. Jyoti Shanbag. Our Chief Guest  Mr. Dhamu along with the guests of honour distributed Prizes to the Winners. Winners of 6th standard and 7th standard students (Harishankar & Ilyas) demonstrated their favourite asana on the stage  guided by our Yoga Master Mr. Vajravelu
Guests were received at the gate and escorted to their seats by Teachers Ms. Shobana & Ms. Reavathi.  Ms. RajaPriya  along with two students welcomed the guests with sweets and  national flags to pin on their clothes.
The entire program was co-ordinated by Ms. Subha.
Mr. Krishnan arranged the sound system at the stage. Our security person along with our two maids did the seating arrangement.
The cultural program ended with Vote of Thanks by Mr. Pragadeesh and  the National anthem was sung by the students at 12.00 after which the students dispersed. This was guided by our games teacher Ms. Vennila

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Pongal CelebrationsP

Pongal being cooked

Ameen of Class 7 welcoming the children for the celebrations

Pongal O Pongal - LKG

The old and the new.. note the RBK Tee :) Class I

Village belles :-) with pots of pongal walk by a sad farmer who has none! - Class II

Modern kids groove to village beats ! Class III

Traditional sing song

Girls swirl to pongal music

Crow - Joining in to taste the Pongal

A rough draft - Rangoli in progress

 The finished product. Rangoli

A rangoli message... Global warming !!

Whoops... end of the game ! Joyful Kabbadi :-)

Students and staff at Gurukulam celebrated the harvest festival ‘Pongal’ in style. Kids from kindergarten to class VII entertained the school with celebratory scenes of pongal from the villages to the city. The traditional mingled with the modern as girls in silk sarees with flowers in their hair danced to folk tunes and boys in jeans and T’s jigged to the latest mod numbers – all sung by the children themselves. Little kids dressed as Cows, tossed their heads to shouts of pongal O pongal. Teachers cooked pongal ( a mix of rice, pulses, jaggery and spices) the traditional way over a wood fire which was relished by all.

The boys competed heatedly for honours at Kabadi while the girls made beautiful (rangoli) patterns on the ground using coloured powders, flowers and earthen lamps.  It was difficult to judge the best so full honours were given to all.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Christmas Celebrations at Gurukulam

Angel Gabriel with Mother Mary
Angel Gabriel brings the good tidings
3 Wise Men coming to visit Baby Jesus
Choir by our Children
Christmas Tree and Manger

Captains and Vice Captains of our School Houses
Christmas Celebrations at Gurukulam :-)

Mr Bushan, one of our Sponsors visited us and joined in the celebrations.

In his words:

"It was nice meeting all staff. You all are doing great job in upbringing of these little innocent children. 

I would only say that every child is different & they are good in different field. We all need to cultivate that speacility within him/her and make them excel in that field. I am sure school must be working towards that direction.

Merry Christmas & Happy New year to Vishal, Capt, All staff & lovely children. May God bless All."