Experiential trip to Hasirumakki

Experience is the best teacher in our life. Experience makes man perfect.   The aim of our institution is to make our children learn from the outside world where they have to survive in addition to the text book. The main purpose of this trip is to give an experience of travelling in a launch and experience the back water view.

To fulfill this purpose, field trip was organized for the 2nd standard students on 17 February, 2020. 37 students of 2nd standard along with 5 escort teachers left the campus to Hasirumakki at 9.45am.  They reached the destination at 10.20am.

First, students were taken to the launch experience. Students were excited to sit in the launch, to see the island birds, animals and fish. They were talking and sharing with each other about the experience they were undergoing. Students felt secured and they enjoyed playing in water. Later, they came to one of our parents’ house in Hulidevarabana. Their hospitality was very good. Then they had lunch. Then they sang songs and played games. After that, they came to Heggodu Ninasam. The children shared their whole day experience. They shared experience with excitement. By this experiential trip, students got real experience of the launch. Over all,the whole trip was filled with fun and life time sweet memories.

Feedback from students.

  • They felt very happy and enjoyed a lot.
  • A few children said, this was their first trip in the launch. It was amazing and memorable.

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Swami Vivekananda Jayanthi

“ Educate our people, so that they may be able to solve their own problems. Until that is done, all the ideal reforms will remain ideal only”.-Swami Vivekananda

Swami Vivekananda is one among the great personalities of India. Though he lived for a short period, his words, teachings and thoughts are still fresh in young minds.Values and thoughts of Swami Vivekananda will help the children to shape their personality. Keeping this intention in view, we celebrated Vivekananda Jayanthi in our school on 14th January.

The function started with a prayer song by the choir group. The programme was inaugurated by showing the milestones of Swami Vivekananda’s life.5thstd children participated in dance. Prize distribution of drawing competition was done on this day.

The guest of this function was Dr.Mahaveer Jain, Asst. Professor, Indira Gandhi First Grade Womes’s College,Sagar. He addressed the children and suggested them to respect their parents, teachers and elders. He motivated the children to utilize all the small opportunities which come in their life to become an eminent person in the society.

The president of this function was Mr.Venumadhava.H. He delivered the presidential remarks and praised and congratulated the school for its work.

Our Principal Mrs.Shobha.K, Primary H.M. Kamala Gudigar, Academic Consultant Mr.Ashok.G, all section H.Ms, teachers, parents and students witnessed this programme.

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Educational Trip to Muttala

Travelling will enhance cultural awareness and understanding of values, beliefs and perceptions. Often educational trips will be the increased motivation for a subject. With the same objective, Hongirana High School section organized an educational trip for the IX standard students to the Sathya Sai Ashrama in Koduru and to Muttala, a  place of potters in Hosanagar on 22nd January 2020.

Aims and Objectives:

* To enhance the effective learning among the students.

* To deepen Social and Historical knowledge of the students.

* To develop the critical thinking.

* To build respect for culture.

* To enhance the effective communication.

With these aims and objectives, 85 students of class IX were taken to Koduru Sathya Sai Ashrama and followed by Muttala with 5 escort teachers. An educational trip can be to countless locations where students can see new sights and have hands on opportunities in a wide variety of experiences. It connects students to the real world and provides every student with real-world experiences.

To develop divine potentiality in students and to prepare them for life, first we took them to the Sathya Sai Ashram at Koduru in Hosanagara Taluk. This Ashram has been running by Prathima Jaagatekar, a woman with high spiritualism. She engaged the students for two hours by presenting Harikatha on Ramayana. She taught the students, the values of life through several examples from the story of Lord Rama

Around 1.30 PM, students enjoyed the delicious lunch which has taken from the school. After lunch, we moved towards the most awaited place Muttala. It is a beautiful village which has still preserved the culture and heritage in its day to day life. This village is situated in Hosanagar taluk of Shimoga. Our students enthusiastically moved towards the houses of the village to know the socio-economic condition of that village through a survey. They visited all the families and had one to one interaction and collected data. There they were able to understand culture of those people, changes occurred in their village due to urbanization etc.

In the evening, the villagers irrespective of their age joined together and gave wonderful cultural programme . Here they exhibited different types of folk forms without using any modern musical instruments. Our students also performed few dance forms which multiplied the happiness of the audience. Later by 9 PM our return journey from Muttala to school has begun.

Students Opinion:

Over all, the students opined that, the trip has erased the classroom boredom and provided a great space to understand and to learn the spiritual importance as well as the cultural experiences and created a social bond with the Muttala people.

Finally, opinion of the students and their approach towards the trip has proved that aims and objectives of the event were fulfilled as the “students are visual learners and a trip allows them to touch, feel and listen to what they are learning about.”

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OVER NIGHT ADVENTUROUS CAMP AT KIPPADI

“Nature is the source of inspiration, mother of all creatures and the best gateway for all adventurous activities.”

 In order to strengthen the mindset of the students towards the positive way, our institution organises different camps to all the students. The main motto is to nurture the life skills among children.

Goals and Objectives:-

  • To create a different atmosphere for learning, apart from the classroom.
  • To develop the positive mindset among children.
  • To gain life values through real experience.
  • To provide an opportunity to be with the nature.

To develop the positive spirit among students, an adventurous overnight camp was organised at Kippadi,  nearly an hour journey to school.

Along with 9 escort teachers, 117 students left the campus at 10 a.m. on 16th December 2019 and reached the campsite by 11 a.m.   To start with, children were divided into three groups along with the in-charge teachers for three different activities. First group went for trekking, where students observed the beauty of nature in the surroundings. The second group went for rope activity where as the third group involved in swimming under the guidance of resource person Mr. Gangadhara Jallare and his team. They guided the students in swimming with the help of life jacket. All the above activities made the participants to come out from their comfort zone. After this, all had lunch that was cooked by chef in the campsite itself.  Post this, the groups were exchanged for respective activities.

In the evening, all students were set to build their own shelters under the guidance of resource persons, meanwhile few students collected wood for the fire camp. Sharp at 7 P.M, the CCA program was started by lighting the fire followed by various cultural program which included song, skit, dance, etc.  The dignitaries who witnessed these program were, our honorable Principal Mrs. Shobha K, Middle Section HM Mrs. Rajashree, Physics Lecturer Mr. Rohith V Sagar and Ms. Vibha KR, student, Azim Premji University , Bangalore. Post this delicious dinner was served.  Later, all children rested in their respective tents.

The next dawn, after morning chores students got ready for all faith prayer, to bring harmony among the participants. This was followed by a silent time amidst nature where they eared to the chirping of birds, babble of water and rustling of leaves. After this, all finished their breakfast and headed to different pre-scheduled activities.

Around 1.30 P.M the students gathered for lunch and started winding up activities like cleaning the area of campsite, setting their luggage and folding the tents etc. Around 3.00 P.M the whole program was ended with the feedback session of students as well as teachers.

Student’s Feedback:

They felt happy regarding the adventures camp which made them mentally strong. They enjoyed the  rope climbing, water activity and staying in tent with the their friends.

Teacher’s Feedback:

Teachers enjoyed a lot in the camp along with the children. This camp    became the best platform for them  to overcome their fears and limitations (rope walk and swimming).

Outcome

The camp exposed the students for experiential learning by persisting green   memories. They learnt how to help others and how to adjust with everyone at different situations. Totally, it was a memorable experience to the students, where they have  learnt many life values needed  to land successfully in future.

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Banavasi field trip

On 29th January 2019, 65 students of Class V with 3 teachers went for a field trip to Banavasi, to know the rich culture and heritage of Karnataka which emphasizes the glory of its sculpture and literature.

Prior to the field trip, the students had read and discussed about the different art forms and architecture. Students were briefed on the purpose of the visit a day prior to the field trip and were told to record their observation.

Students were guided by a priest of the temple, who explained in detail about the history of the art and architecture of the temple along with a brief history of Kadamba rulers. Later, the students were taken into the area where idols of various Gods are worshipped. They were encouraged to observe the Massive Stone Chariot, Monolithic Nandi Statue and beautiful carvings of Chalukya and Hoysala architecture styles.

Children asked a lot of questions. They made notes of their observations about the architecture and traditions. They discussed their learning with their peer and the teachers who accompanied them.

By this field trip students got real experience of the lesson and it helped the students to enrich their subject knowledge what they had learnt in the class.

Ayush  student of the class shared his experience “I learnt many things from this field trip and I came to know about sculpture and scripts. I felt proud about our history and literature of kannada language and uniqueness of art”.

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“ಸಂಸ್ಕೃತಿ ಸಿರಿ”

           ಹೊಂಗಿರಣ ವಸತಿ ನಿಲಯವು ಇಲ್ಲಿನ ವಿದ್ಯಾರ್ಥಿಗಳಿಗೆ ಪಠ್ಯದ ಜೊತೆಗೆ ಕ್ರೀಡೆ, ಈಜು, ನೃತ್ಯ, ನಾಟಕ, ಮೊದಲಾದ ಪಠ್ಯೇತರ ಚಟುವಟಿಕೆಗಳಿಗೂ ಅವಕಾಶ ನೀಡುತ್ತಲೇ ಬಂದಿದೆ. ಪ್ರತಿ ವರ್ಷವೂ ಇಲ್ಲಿನ ವಿದ್ಯಾರ್ಥಿಗಳು ಶಾಲೆಯಿಂದ ಪರವೂರಿಗೆ ತೆರಳಿ ಅಲ್ಲಿ ಸಾಂಸ್ಕೃತಿಕ ಕಾರ್ಯಕ್ರಮಗಳನ್ನು ನೀಡುತ್ತಾ ಬಂದಿದ್ದಾರೆ. ಅದೇ ರೀತಿ 2019-20 ನೇ ಸಾಲಿನ ಶೈಕ್ಷಣಿಕ ವರ್ಷದಲ್ಲಿ ವಸತಿ ನಿಲಯದ 4 ರಿಂದ 9 ನೇ ತರಗತಿವರೆಗಿನ ವಿದ್ಯಾರ್ಥಿಗಳನ್ನು ಹಲವು ಗುಂಪುಗಳಲ್ಲಿ ವಿಭಾಗಿಸಿ ಬೇರೆ ಬೇರೆ ನೃತ್ಯ ಪ್ರಕಾರಗಳಲ್ಲಿ ಅವರನ್ನು ತರಬೇತಿಗೊಳಿಸಲಾಯಿತು. ಸುಮಾರು 15 ದಿನಗಳ ತರಬೇತಿಯ ನಂತರ ಸಾಗರ ತಾಲೂಕಿನ ‘ಕಾರ್ಗಲ್’  ಎಂಬ ಊರಿನ ಶ್ರೀ  ಚೌಡೇಶ್ವರಿ ದೇವಸ್ಥಾನದ ಆವರಣದಲ್ಲಿ ದಿನಾಂಕ 12-01-2020 ರಂದು ದಿ|| ವೇ|| ಶ್ರೀ ಸರ್ವೋತ್ತಮ ಕೃಷ್ಣಭಟ್ಟ ಮೆಮೋರಿಯಲ್ ಟ್ರಸ್ಟ್ (ರಿ) ಸಿದ್ಧಾಪುರ, ಇವರ ಸಂಯುಕ್ತ ಆಶ್ರಮದಲ್ಲಿ  “ಸಂಸ್ಕೃತಿ ಸಿರಿ” ಎಂಬ ಸಾಂಸ್ಕೃತಿಕ ಕಾರ್ಯಕ್ರಮ ನೀಡಿದರು.

      ಈ ಕಾರ್ಯಕ್ರಮದಲ್ಲಿ ಯೋಗ ಪ್ರದರ್ಶನ, ಶಿವತಾಂಡವ, ಸುಗ್ಗಿಯ ಸಂಭ್ರಮದ ಕೋಲಾಟ, ನಾಗರ ಪಂಚಮಿ ಹಬ್ಬದ ನಾಗಮ್ಮ ನೃತ್ಯ, ದೇಶಭಕ್ತಿ ಸಾರುವ ಮೂಕಾಭಿನಯ ಹಾಗೂ ವೀರಭದ್ರನ ಜನನದ ಸನ್ನಿವೇಶದ ವೀರಗಾಸೆ ನೃತ್ಯ, ಕಥಕ್ ನೃತ್ಯ, ಮುಸ್ಲಿಂ ಧರ್ಮದ ಧಫ್ ನೃತ್ಯ,  ಪಾಶ್ಚಾತ್ಯ ನೃತ್ಯ, ಕೊಡವ ನೃತ್ಯ, ಶ್ರೀ ವಿಷ್ಣುವಿನ ಅವತಾರಗಳನ್ನು ತೋರಿಸುವ ದಶಾವತಾರ ನೃತ್ಯಗಳನ್ನು ವಿದ್ಯಾರ್ಥಿಗಳು ಮನೋಜ್ಞವಾಗಿ ಪ್ರದರ್ಶಿಸಿದರು.

      ವಿದ್ಯಾರ್ಥಿಗಳ ಹಾಗೂ ಶಿಕ್ಷಕರ ಸಹಕಾರದಿಂದ ಅತ್ಯದ್ಭುತವಾಗಿ ಮೂಡಿಬಂದ ಈ ಕಾರ್ಯಕ್ರಮವು ನೆರೆದ ನೂರಾರು ಪ್ರೇಕ್ಷಕರ ಮನಗೆದ್ದಿತು.

     ವಿದ್ಯಾರ್ಥಿಗಳನ್ನು ಕ್ರಿಯಾಶೀಲರನ್ನಾಗಿಸುವಲ್ಲಿ, ಅವರಲ್ಲಿ ಪರಸ್ಪರ ಸಹಾಯ-ಸಹಕಾರ ಮನೋಭಾವನೆ ಮೂಡಿಸುವಲ್ಲಿ ಈ ಕಾರ್ಯಕ್ರಮ ಸಹಾಯಕವಾಯಿತು. ಈ ಕಾರ್ಯಕ್ರಮದ ಪ್ರಾರಂಭದಲ್ಲಿ ಹೊಂಗಿರಣದ ಪದವಿ ಪೂರ್ವ ಕಾಲೇಜಿನ ಭೌತಶಾಸ್ತ್ರ ಉಪನ್ಯಾಸಕರಾದ ರೋಹಿತ್. ವಿ. ಸಾಗರ. ಇವರು ಸಂಸ್ಕೃತಿ ಸಿರಿ ಕಾರ್ಯಕ್ರಮದ ಬಗ್ಗೆ ಕಿರುಪರಿಚಯ ಮಾಡಿದರು. ಹಾಗೆಯೇ ಪ್ರಕೃತಿ ಮಡಿಲಿನಲ್ಲಿ ನೆಲೆಸಿರುವ ಹೊಂಗಿರಣ ಶಾಲೆಯ ಬಗ್ಗೆ ಮಾತನಾಡಿದರು. ಹಾಗೂ ಶಾಲೆಯಲ್ಲಿ ನಡೆಸುವ ಚಟುವಟಿಕೆಗಳ ಬಗ್ಗೆ ಕಿರು ವೀಡಿಯೋವನ್ನು ತೋರಿಸಲಾಯಿತು.

      ಕಾರ್ಯಕ್ರಮದ ಕೊನೆಯಲ್ಲಿ ವಸತಿ ನಿಲಯದ ನಿಲಯಪಾಲಕರಾದ ಉಮೇಶ್ ಗುಡಿಗಾರ್ ರವರು ಮಾತನಾಡಿ ಕಾರ್ಯಕ್ರಮಕ್ಕೆ  ಸಹಕಾರ ನೀಡಿದ ಸರ್ವರನ್ನೂ ವಂದಿಸಿದರು. ಹಾಗೆಯೇ ಈ ಕಾರ್ಯಕ್ರಮವನ್ನು ಆಯೋಜಿಸಿದ್ದ ಟ್ರಸ್ಟ್ ನ ಅಧ್ಯಕ್ಷರಾದ ಶ್ರೀಯುತ ಸುರೇಶ್ ಪೈ ಯವರಿಗೆ ಹೊಂಗಿರಣ ಕುಟುಂಬದ ಪರವಾಗಿ ನೆನಪಿನ ಕಾಣಿಕೆಯನ್ನು ನೀಡಿ ಗೌರವಿಸಲಾಯಿತು.

      ಶಾಲೆಯ ಪ್ರಾಂಶುಪಾಲರಾದ ಶ್ರೀಮತಿ ಶೋಭಾ. ಕೆ, ಉಪ ಪ್ರಾಂಶುಪಾಲರಾದ ಅರವಿಂದ ಗುರ್ಜರ್, ಶೈಕ್ಷಣಿಕ ಸಲಹೆಗಾರರಾದ  ಶ್ರೀಯುತ ಅಶೋಕ್, ಹೊಂಗಿರಣ ಶಾಲಾ ಶಿಕ್ಷಕರು, ಊರಿನ ಹಾಗೂ ಪರ ಊರಿನ ನಾಗರಿಕರು ಮತ್ತು ಮಕ್ಕಳು ಉಪಸ್ಥಿತರಿದ್ದರು.

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CUB & BUL BUL OVERNIGHT CAMP

DATE       :   21 & 22 January, 2020

Venue       :   Hosagunda

Classes      :   Classes3 & 4

With the motive of giving the children practical know – how of life skills and values and also to strengthen their confidence, a Cub &Bul-Bul overnight Camp was organized on 21st and 22nd Jan at Hosagunda for the 107 students of Classes 3 & 4.   The journey was started with 8 teachers on the morning of 21st January, 2020.

Soon after reaching the venue and got settled, we completed the formal flag procedure and Bul-bulring song.   We grouped the children into 3 groups as craft, knotting and funny games. We teachers were assigned as in charges for different activities.

As per the schedule, children completed all activities on 21st Jan.  After that,they performed cultural activities like skit, dance, song and drama in “Kalarava”.

On 22nd Jan, children got refreshed and boosted by jogging and B.P.6 exercises which were scheduled in the morning.  There was a flag procedure followed by the ring song.  Children were very enthusiastic towards hiking.  They submitted their lesson and completed all the  given task.

Along with this they made kite, mask and drawing. After that they cleaned their stuff and the surroundings. We completed the regular flag procedure before departure.  In the feedback session, Sanketh of Class 4th opined that,it was his first experience. He enjoyed a lot and he learnt to be responsible towards  his things, how tolive together especially with friends. Anagha of Class 3rd shared her experience,saying  she learnt independent living and to be co-operative with friends.

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Farewell Party “Nenapirali Sada”

“The two hardest things to say in life are hello for the first time and goodbye for the last.”

It was the morning of mixed emotions for all the students and teachers who gathered in the hall for the Farewell Party of the outgoing batch of 2nd PU students on 25th January 2020, in the glass house.

The venue of the programme, was beautifully decorated with colourful Hearts. The programme started with a hearty welcome to all the 2nd PU students by their beloved juniors. To treasure this heartfelt warm welcome, some pictures were taken as memory followed by two fabulous well-organized Treasure Hunt and Quiz in which students participated enthusiastically.

The formal programme began with a melodious song by Harshitha, followed by welcome address by M. J Patel.

Mrs. Ambika Patil, the in-charge Principal advised the students to develop passion for the subjects and wished a great success for their future. Mrs. Shobha Ravindra, Principal of our institution enlightened the students with her inspirational speech. Along with them Mr.Ashok, the academic consultant and college staff also guided students by saying ” if you are brave enough to say goodbye, life will reward you with a new hello”.

Students shared their experience at Hongirana and expressed their deep love and gratitude to the college for the support they received here. The formal programme was concluded with vote of thanks by Pratheeksha and the Master of the Ceremony was Amulya Jois of 1st PU. Later memorable mementos were gifted to 2nd PU students as token of love.

The outgoing students treasured the sweet memories of their emotional journey which was shown through a video presentation and carried loads of heart touching sweet memories of Hongirana along with them….

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Republic Day

India won her freedom on the 15th of August, 1947 and became a Republic on the 26th of January, 1950. The new constitution of free India came into force with effect from this day. It is a day of national rejoicing and a red letter day in our country.  Throughout the length and breadth of the country, it is celebrated with zeal and spirit,

The day was celebrated in our school with great eclat. At 9.15 A.M Mrs. Shobha K, the Principal, unfurled the national flag amidst the school management, teachers and students. Whole mass saluted the National Flag, followed by National Anthem and Dwaj Geet.

The day was continued with the formal stage programme, which was seated by the Chief Guest Mr. Naga H Hubli, Professor in Journalism, Ranchi, the President Mr. Shailendra A R, the editor of Sagara Vartha, Mungaravalli, Mrs. Shobha K, the Principal, Mr. Ashok G, Academic Consultant and head of all sections. The master of the ceremony was Master Devanth from class VIII.

The programme started with the welcome dance.  Master. Shanthanu of class VIII welcomed the gathering followed by series of skit based on the Fundamental Rights. Later Mr. Naga H Hubli addressed the gathering and shared details about the Indian Constitution. He said, one needs to abide by the rules set for the well-being of the nation. He stressed on one should ‘practice before you preach’.

Later Mr. Shailendra A R, in his presidential remarks said, one needs to learn to be independent and should be helpful to others and nation. His crisp and clear words were guidance for the students.

The programme was concluded with the vote of thanks by Ms. Manasa of Class VIII.

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Workshop on Life Skills

A healthy classroom can be built with its sensible students. A good educational institution always works to strengthen sensibilities, life skills and humanistic values among its students. Being one such institution, Hongirana always thinks and acts to bring greater productivity among its students. Keeping this in mind, it conducted a two days workshop on ‘life skills’ from 14/10/2019 to 18/10/2019.

Aims and objectives of the workshop

  • To understand self.
  • To increase our empathy towards others.
  • To gain a deeper understanding of one’s roles and responsibilities.
  • To build supportive community.
  • To have joy.

With these aims, Mr. Ashok, Academic Adviser of the institution, engaged the class 10th students in two different groups for 2 days each . It was a complete energetic workshop that he delivered each and everything only through activities. He made each participant to involve and engage in the activities, irrespective of varied individual capabilities and differences. Out of two days, even a single minute was not felt bored or meaningless.

In actual sense, creativity was the mother of each action took place in the workshop. It started with the ‘name card’ prepared by each participant, continued with the way in which everyone was asked to introduce in different styles, remained with every days ‘check in’ and ‘check out’ exercises and in all the games which were played during this time.

To understand self, he instructed to list out the strength of each individual and then asked to present them through drawing. This activity brought a new way of thinking and a new method of presenting.

Building a supportive community was the heart of this workshop. The resource person concentrated on this issue throughout his progamme. It may be while making the participants to play the games, sing the songs, involving in different activities related to creativity, self realization and mentoring. As he knows the importance of group understanding, acceptability in the group, patience, respecting others opinion to achieve more, he worked more and more to enhance such needed qualities among the students’ group.

Opinion of the participants

Those who participated in this workshop were mesmerized by the way he conducted all the sessions. The activity method that he followed was truly appreciable. Participants opined that, it was such a workshop which changed their way of thinking, looking at their companions, feeling about their co-learners, addressing the issues and it helped them to be more empathetic towards others.

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