Hongirana Institution is a shrine of creative learning situated amidst the bountiful nature of Malnad.  Students who love creative learning blended with life skills and adventure prefer to be a part of this family and nestle up in this peaceful abode of nature.  The upgraded residential infrastructure and introduction of swimming in the beautiful pond of nearby area have been an added attraction this year.

The academic session of 2016-17 for Class V to II PU except I PU commenced from 31st May 2016.  An outing to Hosagunda was organized for hostel students from Class V to Class VIII.  The students learnt a lot about the nature in Hosagunda while trekking all the way amidst the thick forest.  There were number of trees which were older than 400 years which stood majestically on the way attracting the attention of the students.  A lot of inscriptions of the Kings who ruled over the place some innumerable years ago were also found.   The students got to know about the medicinal plants and their uses as Hosagunda has been rich in medicinal plants. Ancient Uma Maheshwara Temple was another place of attraction to them where they had delicious prasaadam as their afternoon meal. Totally children had a good Sunday outing getting immersed in the beauty of nature.

On 12th June 2016, students of class IX, X & II PUC have been taken for trekking to Ammanaghatta forest area.  The children were allowed to play in water on the way which relaxed them after a long way of trekking.  Later they were taken to Jenukallu Temple.  The temple was ‘a mess’ due to the fair that had taken place in the recent past.  After having the food that they had packed from the hostel kitchen, the children enthusiastically cleaned the campus of the Temple as a part of Swach Bharath Abhiyaan, a social responsibility. ( Click here to view the album )

The classes for I PU commenced from 15th June 2016.  The I PU students were taken on an outing to Shree Kshethra Varadahalli which was another amazing experience for the children.  They were taken to Shridhara Ashram which is a peaceful shrine of Shree Shridhar Swamiji.  The children had their food in the ashram and went to another historical place Ikkeri which was ruled by a great warrior Shivappa Nayaka.  On the way back to Hongirana, the students were taken to Varadamoola, which is the origin of River Varada. The peacefulness of Varadahalli, the architectural splendour of Ikkeri and the blissfulness of Varadamoola had a strong impact on the minds of I PU hostel students.


One of the major events that takes place very year is the Hostel Election.    It is quite similar to our General Assembly Election. We got the nominations from the interested students who have leadership qualities. The positions were of Hostel President, Mess leader, Sports Leader, CCA (Co-curricular Activity) Leader and Dormitory Leader.  The entire campus filled with the noise of canvassing by the students supporting their favourite leaders before the election.

Finally we got the ballet paper printed.  26thJune 2016 was the day of election.  All the students cast their vote to their favourite leaders and by afternoon the counting started.   By 2.00pm the result was declared and students cheered their elected leaders enthusiastically.  An Oath was taken by the elected students in the presence of Hostel Warden accompanied with Hostel teachers.


Keeping in view that their stay away from home should enable them to gain knowledge, life skills and values and empower them to lead life fruitfully and meaningfully, the activities for the month of July have been planned well.

On account of Ramzaan the school declared holiday on 6th & 7th of July.  Hence a Volleyball Match had been organized for the hostellers.    The students of Class V to VIII were the spectators who witnessed the thrilling match between the teams of IX to Class II PU.  There were separate matches for both boys and girls.  The match was incredible and children had a lot of fun cheering the players.

To inculcate interest in newspaper reading and to make the students understand the benefits of reading them, a Paper Article Presentation was organized on 17th July for students of classes IX to PU.  This co-curricular activity generated a lot of interest among them.  Boys and girls of all the classes were divided into 10 groups.  They were given paper cuttings of several newspaper articles to work upon.  They were asked to talk about their favourite topic within the stipulated time, after going through the articles.  The children enthusiastically took part in it and presented their talk about the topic they chose. This gave them a chance to work as a team which developed their inter-personal skills.  Most of them expressed that they gained self confidence when they were given a chance to address the gathering.  Overall, the students felt very jubilant about the activity.  As they chose Kannada presentation this time, they insisted to conduct this activity once in English.

At the same time, Fun with Math and English sessions were organized for Class V to VIII by our school teachers, Mrs Priya Gujjar and Mrs.Mamatha Bhagi.  Mrs. Priya spoke about how important it is to learn English Language in this competitive world.   Mrs. Mamatha made Math a loving subject by making them play fun games related to math.  Children had great fun.

A Motivational talk was organized for Class IX to II PU on 24th July 2016.  Mr Sandeep Shetty of High School section gave valuable information about how important education is in our life.  He showed a few video clippings on how differently-abled people were able to achieve a lot in their life.  He also spoke about how this residential set up will add on value to their life providing them life skills.  ( Click here to view the album )

On 31st of July, Paper Article Presentation was organized for Class V to Class VIII.  Here the children enjoyed the activity by working in groups.  The objectives of the activity were to enhance team spirit, self confidence  and the art of speaking among children.  The outcome was that the children felt very confident in presenting their articles.  They were extremely happy to work in groups and present the topic of their interest.



Residential students of Class V to VIII were given an opportunity to exhibit their art and drawing skills.  A drawing competition was organised for the above students to put  their imagination on paper on 19 June, 2016.  The students participated in great enthusiasm as Hongirana is in the cradle of beautiful nature.   Their imagination went  wild when they sat under the trees of Hongirana College campus and in and around Kalaalaya, the drawing arena.   Later three beautiful paintings were chosen by our art teacher and felicitated them with new drawing books so that they make the best use of it.

Student’s Opinion

Shamanth of Class VII opines “we were given wonderful opportunity to draw our imagination and colour the same under trees and in and around Kalaalaya.  That was an amazing experience and a wonderful pass time”. 

Teacher’s Opinion

Ms Rajani said “Students enjoyed a great deal in painting and drawing their own creations in this tranquil atmosphere.  As we made them sit in the open atmosphere, students were inspired by the beauty of the nature in and around and participated  whole heartedly”.

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“KALAANUSANDHAANA”, a workshop for high school students had been organized on 13th August, 2016 in the school premises.  The main intention of the workshop is to promote cultural friendly learning environment for the children.  It is also intended to facilitate understanding and collaboration of the various cultural forms.

Workshop Structure for Class X

  • A brief introduction of makeup and demonstration of doing different types of make up (MAKE UP SESSION)
  • A brief introduction of revolutionary songs, their relevance in the present social set up and demonstration (REVOLUTIONARY SONGS – KRANTI GEETEGALU)
  • Briefing on the ways of writing reports with a practical session on report writing

Workshop Structure for Class IX

  • Briefing about the history of puppetry, types of puppetry, making of puppets and the show through visual media (AN INTRODUCTION TO PUPPET SHOW)
  • A brief introduction about different types of folk art forms with a demo (A KNOW HOW ABOUT FOLK ART FORMS)
  • Learning the basic skills in drawing (ART IN ITS BEST)


Each workshop was of two hours and thirty minutes duration.  A group of students attended them on rotation basis.


Resource Person  :  Mr. Gurumurthy, Varadamoola – a theatre person with an expertise in the art of make up

Materials  :  Essential colours, crape hair, SR gum, oil and other required things

In this session Mr. Gurumurthy Varadamoola exhibited certain simple methods that can be followed in the art of ‘makeup’. He showed the method of applying lipstick, transforming a boy’s appearance into a girl’s appearance, ways of showing a young one as an old one …….etc. As the school gives scope for cultural openings, the make up session proved very useful for the students to deck themselves on different occasions.


Resource Person  :  Mr. Vasantha Kugve – a man with a lot of social concern, a folk artist with a theatre background

Materials  :  Tamate and other leather percussions

Vasanta Kugve a well known folk artist mesmerized the children with his knowledge on ‘Revolutionary Songs’. He educated the children regarding the importance of those songs which spread the awareness of freedom among common people. Throughout the session, he sang many songs giving their background and also meaning, with full life and energy.  He made the students sing a few of the songs with its own beautiful rhythm.


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ಪಾಲಕರೊಂದಿಗಿನ ಸಂವಾದ ಕಾರ್ಯಕ್ರಮ

ದಿನಾಂಕ 13-08-2016 ರ ಶನಿವಾರ ಮಧ್ಯಾಹ್ನ 2 ಘಂಟೆಗೆ ಹೊಂಗಿರಣ ಸ್ಕೂಲ್ ಆಫ್ ಎಕ್ಸಲೆನ್ಸ್ , ಅಮಟೇಕೊಪ್ಪದಲ್ಲಿ ಮಕ್ಕಳ ಸರ್ವಾಂಗೀಣ ಬೆಳವಣಿಗೆಯಲ್ಲಿ ಪಾಲಕರ ಪಾತ್ರ ಎಂಬ ವಿಷಯದ ಕುರಿತು ಪಾಲಕರೊಂದಿಗೆ ಸಂವಾದ ಕಾರ್ಯಕ್ರಮ ಏರ್ಪಡಿಸಲಾಗಿತ್ತು.

ಫೈರ್ ಸ್ಪೈಕ್ ಸಂಸ್ಥೆಯ ಸಂಸ್ಥಾಪಕರಾದ ಶ್ರೀಯುತ ರಾಜೇಶ್ ಹಾಗೂ ಶ್ರೀಯುತ ರವಿ ಹೆಗಡೆಯವರು ಈ ಕಾರ್ಯಕ್ರಮವನ್ನು ನಡೆಸಿಕೊಟ್ಟರು. ಚರ್ಚೆಯಲ್ಲಿ ಮಕ್ಕಳನ್ನು ಶಾಲೆಗೆ ಸೇರಿಸಲು ಕಾರಣ ಮತ್ತು ಶಾಲೆಯ ಆಯ್ಕೆಯಿಂದ ಆರಂಭಗೊಂಡು, ಸ್ಪರ್ಧೆ ಎಂದರೇನು? ಯಾರೊಡನೆ ಸ್ಪರ್ಧೆ  ನಡೆಸಬೇಕು ಎಂಬ ಅಂಶದಲ್ಲಿ ನಮಗೆ ನಾವೇ ಸ್ಪರ್ಧಿಗಳಾಗಬೇಕು ಎಂಬುದು ಎಲ್ಲರ ನಿಲುವಾಯಿತು.

ಶಿಕ್ಷಣ ಸಂಸ್ಥೆಯು ಮುಗುವಿನ ಸರ್ವಾಂಗೀಣ ಪ್ರಗತಿಯಲ್ಲಿ ಯಾವ ಪಾತ್ರವನ್ನು ವಹಿಸಬೇಕು? ಪಾಲಕರು ಮತ್ತು ಸಮಾಜದ ಪಾತ್ರವೇನು ? ಎಂಬುದರ ಕುರಿತು ಚರ್ಚೆ ಏರ್ಪಟ್ಟು ಇಂದಿನ ಆಧುನಿಕ ಜಗತ್ತು ಸಂಪೂರ್ಣವಾಗಿ ತಂತ್ರಜ್ಞಾನದ ತಳಹದಿಯಲ್ಲಿ ಬೆಳೆಯುತ್ತಿದೆ, ಇದರಿಂದ ಮಾನವ ರಹಿತ ಉದ್ಯೋಗಗಳು   ಸೃಷ್ಟಿಯಾಗಿ ಎಲ್ಲ ಕಾರ್ಯವು ಯಂತ್ರವೇ ನಿರ್ವಹಿಸುವ ಪರಿಸ್ಥಿತಿ ಎದುರಾಗುತ್ತದೆ. ಅದಕ್ಕೆ ಹೊಂದಿಕೊಂಡು ನಮ್ಮ ಬದುಕು ನಿರ್ವಹಿಸುವ ಕೌಶಲ್ಯಾಧಾರಿತ ಶಿಕ್ಷಣ  ನಮ್ಮ ಮಕ್ಕಳಿಗೆ ಸಿಗುವಂತಾಗಬೇಕು. ಪಾಲಕರು ತಮ್ಮ ಮಕ್ಕಳಿಗೆ ಈ ಮಾದರಿಯಲ್ಲಿ ಮಾರ್ಗದರ್ಶನ ನೀಡುವುದು ತೀರಾ ಅಗತ್ಯವಾಗಿದೆ.

ಪೋಷಕರು ತಮ್ಮ ಆಸೆ ಆಕಾಂಕ್ಷೆಗಳನ್ನು ಮಕ್ಕಳ ಮೇಲೆ ಹೇರದೆ, ಕೌಶಲ್ಯಾಧಾರಿತ ಬದುಕಿಗೆ ಅಣಿಗೊಳಿಸಿಕೊಳ್ಳುವತ್ತ ಗಮನ ನೀಡುವಂತೆ ಮಾರ್ಗದರ್ಶನ ಮಾಡಬೇಕು ಎನ್ನುವ ನಿರ್ಣಯದೊಂದಿಗೆ ಕಾರ್ಯಕ್ರಮವು ಮುಕ್ತಾಯಗೊಂಡಿತು.

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ಶ್ರೀ ಕೃಷ್ಣ ಆರಾಧನಾ ಕಾರ್ಯಕ್ರಮ

ದಿನಾಂಕ 15-08-2016 ರ ಸೋಮವಾರದಂದು ಹೊಂಗಿರಣ ಸ್ಕೂಲ್ ಆಫ್ ಎಕ್ಸಲೆನ್ಸ್ ನಲ್ಲಿ  ಶ್ರೀ ಕೃಷ್ಣ ಆರಾಧನಾ ಕಾರ್ಯಕ್ರಮ ಜರುಗಿತು. ಕಾರ್ಯಕ್ರಮವು 5ನೇ ತರಗತಿಯ ವಿದ್ಯಾರ್ಥಿಗಳ ಪ್ರಾರ್ಥನೆಯೊಂದಿಗೆ ಆರಂಭವಾಯಿತು.

ಮುಖ್ಯ ಅತಿಥಿಗಳಾದ ಶ್ರೀಯುತ ವಿಷ್ಣುಮೂರ್ತಿ ಸಂಸ್ಕೃತ ಉಪನ್ಯಾಸಕರು ರೂಪಶ್ರೀ ಕಾಲೇಜು, ಕೇಡಲಸರ ಇವರು ತಮ್ಮ ಭಾಷಣದಲ್ಲಿ ಕೃಷ್ಣನ ಲೀಲೆಗಳು ಸಂಸ್ಕಾರದಿಂದ ಕೂಡಿದೆ ಎಂಬ ಮಾಹಿತಿಯನ್ನು ಮನಮುಟ್ಟುವಂತೆ ನೀಡಿದರು.

ಶ್ರೀಯುತ ಯುವರಾಜ್ ಅಮಟೆಕೊಪ್ಪ (ಗ್ರಾಮ ಪಂಚಾಯಿತಿ ಸದಸ್ಯರು, ಭೀಮನಕೋಣೆ) ಇವರು ತಮ್ಮ ಅಧ್ಯಕ್ಷೀಯ ನುಡಿಯಲ್ಲಿ ಪುಟಾಣಿಗಳಿಗೆ ಶುಭ ಕೋರಿದರು.

ಶ್ರೀಮತಿ ನಳಿನಾರವರು ತಮ್ಮ ಪ್ರಾಸ್ತಾವಿಕ  ನುಡಿಯಲ್ಲಿ ಇಂದಿನ ಬದಲಾಗುತ್ತಿರುವ  ವಿದ್ಯಮಾನದಲ್ಲಿ ಮಕ್ಕಳು ತಮ್ಮ ಸಂಸ್ಕೃತಿಯ ಶ್ರೀಮಂತಿಕೆಯನ್ನು ಮರೆಯುತ್ತಿದ್ದಾರೆ. ಈ ಬಗೆಯ ಆಚರಣೆಗಳ ಮೂಲಕ ಮೌಲ್ಯಾಧಾರಿತ ಪರಂಪರೆಯತ್ತ ಬೆಳಕು ಚೆಲ್ಲುವುದು ನಮ್ಮ ಸಂಸ್ಥೆಯ ಉದ್ದೇಶವಾಗಿದೆ ಎಂಬುದರ ಮನವರಿಕೆ ಮಾಡಿಕೊಟ್ಟರು.

ಶ್ರೀಮತಿ ಜಯಶ್ರೀ ಸ್ವಾಗತಿಸುವುದರೊಂದಿಗೆ ಅತಿಥಿಗಳ ಮತ್ತು ಅಧ್ಯಕ್ಷರ ಪರಿಚಯ ನೀಡಿದರು.

ಜಾಂಬವತಿ ಕಲ್ಯಾಣದೊಂದಿಗೆ ಕಾರ್ಯಕ್ರಮ ಉದ್ಘಾಟಿಸಲಾಯಿತು. ನಂತರ ಪ್ರಾಥಮಿಕ ವಿಭಾಗದ ಪುಟಾಣಿಗಳಿಂದ ಸಾಂಸ್ಕೃತಿಕ ಕಾರ್ಯಕ್ರಮ ಜರುಗಿತು. ಶ್ರೀಮತಿ ಜಯಂತಿ ವಂದಿಸಿ ಶ್ರೀಮತಿ ವನಿತಾನಾಡಿಗ್ ನಿರೂಪಿಸಿದರು.

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“Freedom in the mind, Faith in the words…… Pride in our soul….. Let’s salute the nation.”

With this thought in mind, Quit India Movement was observed by the middle section on 9th of August 2016 with great zeal and zest. The Chief Guest Ms. Sushmitha Saptharshi, honourable Principal Mrs.Shobha Ravindra and Headmistress of higher primary Mrs.Rajashree were the dignitaries on the dais.

The programme started at 9.45am  with a patriotic song by class VII students. Mr.Girish, the Kannada teacher shared his views on the significance of the day and highlighted the importance of the day.  The presentation of a patriotic dance and a skit by students kindled the flame of patriotism in everyone.

Later our chief guest Ms.Sushmitha Saptharshi spoke about Quit India Movement. She called the youth  the wealth and the hope of the nation who will lead the country and make it a great nation of the world. The programme was concluded by the presidential remarks by the headmistress Mrs.Rajashree who advised the students to use the freedom in true spirit.

The idea of this program was to kindle the spirit of patriotism among children and to make them aware about the sacrifices made by freedom fighters.

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