Children love computers; they love it more when they are told to rip it open! That’s exactly what Mahendran and Raghavan of Dad & Dude did on Saturday, 4th March 2017. Students of 7th grade had a field day learning through a practical approach. There was music too. Raghavan’s wife sang and also played the violin solo to entertain our children. A good way to introduce children to the world of computers, isn’t it?
Friday, 3rd March 2017 was a very special day. Nearly 75 Children of Anjana Vidya Kendra and an equal number of adults were taken on a new journey by Keerthi and his group! It was good to see a few parents as well. Most of them arrived on the campus prior to sunset. Several volunteers had gathered at Anjana. Mr. Mahendran and Glory with their children Kavin and Thalir had traveled from Attibele for the event. The event started with an introductory talk by Keerthi introducing celestial sphere to the audience and how to use sky charts. Children got to learn about the commonly observed objects in the sky and the difference between eclipse and
The event started with an introductory talk by Keerthi introducing celestial sphere to the audience and how to use sky charts. Children got to learn about the commonly observed objects in the sky and the difference between eclipse and moon-days. He also explained how a telescope works and the difference between refraction and reflective types. Team PRAYAS who organized the event had also arranged chocolates as prizes for those giving correct answers.
While children got busy viewing 3-D sky objects Keerthi and his team set up his telescope to view Venus before its descent. It was a sight to watch the crescent Venus through the telescope. A group of children were kept engaged with binoculars. Everyone enjoyed viewing Mars and the craters on the crescent moon. The Tamarind Rice Dinner provided by Mr. Anantharaman added to the joy of the occasion.
18th February 2017, Saturday was a memorable day for children of Anjana School and nearly 600 children of schools nearby. The excitation and enthusiasm of children celebrating science created a festive atmosphere. The annual event was inaugurated by Sri. Nambi Ganesh, Asia Pacific Cheif of Delphi. Several members of team PRAYAS were present on the occasion to encourage our children. Sri. Gokul Subramanyam distributed certificates to young entrepreneurs of “Pehla Venture” program. Children had created working models and demonstrations from used and recycled items. There were no ready-to-demonstrate models purchased from the market Every Child of every grade participated in the event, including preschoolers.
Anjana children displayed a splendid program on the occasion of 68th Republic Day. Artist Sri. Shivadatta was our chief guest. Vidyadan volunteers Sri. Sathyaprasad, Sri. Raghavendra and Sri. Vshnumurthy participated. Prayas team was present in full strength. As always, Prayas sponsored sweets to everyone. Sri. Umamaheswaran, our volunteer from IBM and Sri, Manish & his mother, Organic Farming Experts Sri. Pradeep and Smt.Mangai and our patron & donors of the school land Sri. Krishnamurthy & Smt. Kalyani were also present. Several parents and guests witnessed a colorful program promoting national integration and patriotism.
Anjana Vidya Kendra had a grand and traditional celebration on the occasion of Makara Sankrathi. Children celebrated the harvest festival by cooking fresh rice in a new earthen pot, using firewood. Each grade had its own fireplace. Sweet Pongal was distributed to children, parents and the visitors to the school. The cows and the calves were washed, decorated and were fed with jaggery, coconuts and bananas.
The highlights of the event included :
Talks by Children (group representatives) on the relevance of Swamiji’s message to the present world.
Children dressed as Sri. Ramakrishna, Mother Sharada and Swami Vivekananda
Painting Session by Primary Children on the events in Swamiji’s life
The year has been exciting; something happening each day. Starting with the Yoga Week by Mrs. Karpakagam around Mid-May the year has witnessed a myriad of activities. Our children learnt to create Tanjore Paintings from Mrs. Divya, celebrated Founders Day by honouring village elders and achievers, planted saplings and cleaned up a Govt. school as part of World Environmental Day, synchronised their postures on World Yoga Day under guidance from Srinivasa Palepu a renowned Yoga Teacher from Sivananda Yoga School, marched and sang patriotic songs in front of an august gathering of guests and patrons after hoisting our tricolor flag on Fifteenth August, an atmosphere of Gokula and Vrindavan recreated at Anjana with several small Krishnas, Gopikas and Yashodas running around singing and dancing on Krishna Janmastami, excelled in sports both at cluster level and Taluk levels with Varalakshmi reaching the state level sports, each grade worshipping eco-friendly Ganeshas of their choice on Ganesha’s Birthday, creating floral decorations and dancing to Malayalam tunes on Onam, displaying a mega-Golu as part of Navarathri with chantings and prayers, remembering Gandhi and Shastri with their messages on second October, conducting traditional Homa to please Ganesha and Lakshmi, learning to celebrate Safe and pollution free Diwali, singing Kannada songs of great poets and dancing to Bhaavageethe on Rajyotsava, celebrating success in their “Phehla Venture”under guidance from our volunteer Gokul from Intel, mesmerized by the magic show on children’s day, remembered the universal message of faith in god, hard work and sharing on Gurunanak Jayanti, sweating and stretching to the limits of physical abilities on Sports Day graced by the Karnataka State swimming coach Santhosh, witnessed and enjoyed a foodball show by Mr. Tejas and Adrian, put up a grand event of School Annual Day, learnt the pain and the message of vaccination AND celebrated Christmas in a rural and Indian way !!!! It’s not all –
Children have enjoyed interacting and learning from Volunteers Uma Maheswaran , Gokul Subramanyam , Karpagam, Srinivasa Palepu, Prayas, Smile Foundation, Intel and Vidya Daan teams. Celebrated Sri. KT Narayan’s Birthday as Gratitude Day and spent the day in various activities to highlight the virtues of giving and gratitude. It was celebration time to interact with Premanjali Family, our patrons sponsoring the precious Food Program. Dr. Sarala Raja, wife of our Founder Trustee Dr. Praveen Raja, their friends Raj Kunu and his wife, Sandhya & team from ANZ as part of Smile Foundation, Manish and team from Zenify, Reeshma and Shyam, Gokul and Priya and Friends, Karpagam’s Yoga Family and several of our friends and patrons have given their precious time to our children and school.
Intel voulnteers created our organic farm about a year ago. Now, dig anywhere in our Organic Farm, you will find earth worms – a sign of healthy soil, produces safe food – thanks to Bhavani and her team. Any one visiting our school would remember the taste of our simple food and would remember the smiling faces of Sarada and Amaravathi. Goshala is always a good place to contemplate – our happy cows and several babies saved from going to butchers. Vermicompost, the three ducks, Fish, Bees, attention seeking Bhajji – our baby monkey, Meenakshi -our parrot, mighty Diya & Rudra have made the place very special. Thanks to you – Patrons, Friends of Brahmi, Volunteers, Parents- you have transformed the little school Anjana has become the most Vibrant place on this planet!! Children and Teachers & Staff love being here.
Welcome to our Green Campus
Craft and Yoga
Pehla Venture by Gokul
Dr. Nanjundaswamy, retired chief medical officer, National Aerospace Laboratories was our chief guest. He was accompanied by his wife, Sri. Sathyaprasad, Sri. Nagaraj (social worker) and Dr. Vasudeva (grologist) among others. Children displayed drills and patriotic plays.
In view of a state govt. declared holiday tomorrow, the main part of the festival worshipping goddess of wealth “Lakshmi” was carried out today. Highlights of the day included chants, prayers, talk on the importance of the day and distribution of sweets.