“Remember, it is not what you have but what you give that bring happiness”

Lord Baden Powell

Camp is not only about facing challenges; it is also about spending time outdoors and being physically active.  With the joy of winter, the students of Class VI set out for a camp on 20th and 21st December 2016 at Harthalu, under the guidance of Mr. Girish (SM) Mr. Vasudev (SM) Mr. Sunil (SM) Mrs. Shilly Jose (G.CPT) and Mrs. Mangala.

The fascinating day began with the flag procedure that was followed by a skit performed by the guides on the history of Baden Powell.  Competition on knotting was organized by the teachers in which the students participated with great enthusiasm.  After that, the students were given practical knowledge of Rubber Plantation by Mr. Madhukesh, which was followed by cook without fire.   After the preparation of tasty dishes, the food was judged by Guide Captains and Scout Masters.  Later, after an hour’s preparation, Scouts and Guides gave their wonderful performances.

The programme was commenced with skits, songs and dances that were witnessed by our Honourable Principal Mrs. Shobha Ravindra, Vice Principal Mr. Arvind Gujjar, and Middle Section Head Mistress Mrs. Rajashree along with a few guests.  Later, to experience the beauty of nature and perceive the night sky with the sight of countless stars and the silvery moon, we stepped out to explore the darkness.

Early at dawn with the fascinating dewdrops hanging on the blades of grass the students began the day with BP6 Exercises and preparation of tents.  Scout masters and Guide Captains observed activities like tent making, uniform and cleanliness during kit inspection.  This was followed by hoisting of flag.  In the assembly the best patrols were appreciated by masters for food display, knotting competition, kit inspection and uniform.

The students later, at around 11 am, set off for trekking, by spending time with nature and enjoying fresh air and sunshine.  The troupe walked into the Arecanut plantation, fields and woods with a feeling of challenge and hoping to conquer the unknown.  They reached our camp spot at around 1.30pm.  After lunch and lowering the flag, scouts and guides cleaned the campus and packed their bags.  With a sense of excitement of learning something new, they made their way back to school.

The camp taught the little ones to appreciate nature,  to be responsible, to confront their fears daringly, to face challenges and to work as a team.
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“We never fail when we try to do our duty; we always fail when we neglect to do it”.

-Robert Baden Powell

The Middle Section of Hongirana school had organized scout and guide overnight camp on 19th and 20th December 2016 for class VII. It was conducted under the guidance of Mr. Girish (S.M.), Mr. Veeresh (S.M.), Mr. Vasudev (S.M.), Mrs. Mamatha Bagi (G.Cpt.) and Mrs. Hema (G.Cpt.) at Haratalu, which was 15 Kms away from the school campus.


The enthusiastic day began with flag procedure followed by theory class. Students learnt various knottings with other activities like tent making, cook without fire and survey on social and economic condition of the village. In the later part of the evening they started preparing themselves for CCA programmes. Post dinner the children set off for a moonlight walk.


On 20th , their dawn began with B.P six exercises and kit inspection. Later they set off for an adventurous trekking that was a wonderful experience. After coming back from trekking, they cleaned the premises, had their lunch and returned back with new thoughts.


A camp away from home taught them many values like courtesy, kindness, love and truthfulness. Students learnt to be co- operative, Independent, united, responsible and friendly.

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A mind when stretched by a new idea never regains its original dimensions”  

                          National mathematics day was observed by the middle section on 22 December 2016 with a great enthusiasm. The day was observed to commemorate the birth anniversary of Srinivasa Ramanujan, an Indian mathematician who made significant contribution to several fields of mathematics. The day was witnessed by Mr.Arvind Gujjar, Mrs.Rajashree, Mrs.Ambika and a few teachers.

The programme started at 10:30 a.m. with a poem on angles. Niranjan of II PUC highlighted the significance of the day and enriched the children’s knowledge by giving creative magic squares. Nature’s beauty was picturised through Fibonacci series to encourage the student’s thinking skills of interpretation , that  was shown through a short cartoon movie.

To hone the mental acuity of the students, activities like math puzzles, games, and quiz were conducted for class 6th, 7th and 8th under the guidance of respective teachers.

The idea of this programme was to reinforce the students’ mathematical skills and to view them as interesting challenges, to analyze patterns and relationships  and to apply concepts to daily life.

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Hongirana always tries to bring the society into the campus or taking the classroom to the society with an effort to develop connectivity between the two. As an effort to develop this connectivity, the Class Ninth students of Hongirana have been taken to Belaguru in Hosadurga taluk on 23rd and 24th of December, 2016.  The main purpose of this visit was to reinforce classroom learning with a meaningful engagement of the students with the community and to develop a sense of community feeling.

It was not just an educational trip. It was an attempt to know the social condition, economic status and the way of life of the people in and around Belaguru. Hence a survey was organised by the students. After visiting a number of houses and having a meaningful conversation with the villagers, the students were asked to submit a project report on the total trip. They visited the houses of seven thousand population in three different groups. The support of the village people was marvellous. Hence our students were able to complete the task without any problem.

Our students not only surveyed the village but also performed many  street plays to develop social awareness among villagers . The themes of the street plays were ‘the ill effects of tobacco’, ‘women empowerment’ and ‘child labour’. They even tried to create awareness among the village people regarding the effects of plastic by distributing the paper bags to the local shops. To entertain the villagers a cultural programme was also organised in the form of dances and Yakshagana which entertained the villagers. Hence they opined “they had never seen any school like Hongirana which helps the children to achieve all round development”. Even all the children were happy feeling that, ‘this visit helped them to develop their communication skills, language, body language, vocabulary and gave a very good exposure’. Finally one could say that the total project got success because of the co-operation given by the local people, involvement shown by the children and the initiation taken by the staff members.

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Hongiranotsava 16-17


Hongirana family has celebrated its 14th anniversary on December 2, 3 and 4 of 2016.

Hongiranotsava raised its curtain through Vignanotsava a day dedicated to science, food and lifestyle, on 2nd December, 2016.

The chief guest of the formal programme Prof. K.C. Shashidhar. Agriculture University, Shivamogga  said that science is not only inventing new things but learning those that exist. He was concerned about the unscientific practices which are increasing. He reminded all about the contributions of farmers to the society.

Another chief guest of the day Smt. Veda Sitaram Hegde, Agriculture Expert, Neernalli opined  “Technology in the agriculture is the gift of our ancestors”.  She expressed her gratitude to dairy farming, an entrepreneurship which gave her the recognition.

The president of the programme Dr. Ramchandra Bhagwat in his presidential remarks stated one of the saying to the present culture “ Hurry, Worry, Curry”, where junk foods are being eaten with no patience and it is the reason for various health issues.

The most highlighting events of Vignanotsava were various competitions. District level elocution competition, quiz competition, plant identification and short movie competition were held where 119 students from 12 schools actively took part.

Shreya Udupa of Podar International School bagged first place in elocution. Short movie winner was Akshara School, Shimoga. Thridesh Kumar of Kuvempu High School, Hosanagar won first prize in plant identification. Sindhu Nadig and Supriya of Sandeepani High School, Shimoga were the winners of Quiz.

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There’s a saying, ‘It’s worth looking for what we have given for society rather than blaming society for not giving things for us’. Hongirana family has been the stage for its social awareness and societal works. Many present students and some alumni have actively involved in making this world a better one. Therefore the stage of Samajotsava belonged to all those students with social concern.

‘Cancer’ is the one word that whole world is afraid of! What if you could beat the unbeatable? The winner of this battle is an inspiration to the masses. One such inspiration personality is our alumni Shruti B. S. Despite of the life threatening bone cancer, she bravely fought it and became the influencing lady. In Samajotsava, we were very proud to have her with us. She presently writes a blog for ‘Readoo Kannada’, a blog dedicated to bring awareness among the people about cancer. In her words, she expressed her feelings of facing cancer and her later efforts as a torch bearer for cancer victims in showing the future path.

Another alumni Sadhwi K. Sundaram shared her experience being a social worker with social concerns. She explained the importance of doing social service and the personal benefits that one gets from it.

We hear some saying ‘ We have only one earth’. But the interest to save it has been rare, but our alumni Shravya Sagar took a small step to change the mentality of the people around her. She, along with her friends visited many schools of Sagar taluk and inspired the students to join their hands in her venture. In her presentation she explained the works she undertook.

Our 8th standard students Namrata and Keerthana presented about the role of our school in developing the personality of every student through different community activities. The 9th students Bhoomi and Jahnavi spoke about their small service for blind charity. The 10th students Nischita and Supriya spoke about social life of tribals of Arkala. The 1st PU students Samvatsara and Adarsh presented their views on society and social lives. The 2nd PU Students Shrikanth and Sumith shared their experience of ‘Shramadan’ and cleaning the surroundings of temples. Samajotsava was successful in terms of meaningful messages given to the students. The chief guest of the programme Mr. Rajaram stated that gaining knowledge is not enough, it must be spread to others. We must lend knowledge that our ancestors have given us.

The president of the programme, the local entrepreneur Mr. Vittal Pai praised Hongirana family for giving quality education to rural students.

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Letters have been the medium of communication. Letters have been the heartbeats for many generations. Letters have been the reflections of our thoughts and emotions. But now a days the letter culture is fading away into darkness due to the influence of technology.

Hongirana family, to restablish the hunger to write letters, requested the students, teachers, parents and alumni to write letters on travel, food and experiences addressing to ‘Paarivaala’, the post box that was established last December. Nearly 400 letters were received on the above genre and the selected ones were orated and published in the book ‘Paarivaala’.

The stage programme  Patrotsava began with the oration of letters, review of the letters and singing songs related to the theme of the letter, at 10.30 am on 3rd December, 2016. The PU students Shrivatsa and Shakhadri were the masters of ceremony.

The chief guest of the function the famous writer and columnist in Kannada, Sri Santosh Kumar Mehendale said that the number of letters may have decreased but their significance has remained unchanged. He also mentioned the importance of letters in the lives of all those who protect us standing on the border. Some of his life experiences regarding the letters brought laughter among the audience. He concluded his talk by appreciating the singing and anchoring done by our students. He advised the students to study well as it is very essential for building their future. He said that education and knowledge gives confidence.

The president of the programme Mrs. Usha Suresh Kumar narrated some of her happy moments related to letters.

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Jatrotsava which has been celebrated at 2.30pm on 3rd December, 2016 became the arena for the students to exhibit their talent. It was a mimic of local fest where the open stage was set with shops selling goodies, stalls displaying different food items related to different places and festivals.

The cololurful programme was inaugurated by beating the musical instrument Chande by the chief guest Shri Hucchappa Master, a famous folk scholar. In his speech he said that he was delighted to be the part of the auspicious event.

There was a show of  Malnad’s  ‘Antike Pintike’ and South Canara’s “Huli Vesha Kunitha’  which caught the attention of the audience with its melody, rhythm and beats.

Later, there was an exhibition of various food and cultures of India by different classes. The campus was filled with people in various colourful costumes. Festive mood was covered all over the area.

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These are the days of fast food causing a lot of health problems.  Cultivation of healthy food habits among children is a challenge for all the elders.  Hongirana Family tried to address this issue during Vicharotsava through the famous food technologist from Bengaluru, Mr. Raghu K.C. on December 4th 2016 from 10.30am to 1.00pm. He addressed nearly 1,000 interested audience about the food culture, life style and its impact on learning.

He opined that cooking is the dawn of civilization and culture. He was unhappy by the marketing techniques where labeled ones are treated high. He proclaimed that modern lifestyle has been the death of diversity. He felt that we value things based on price which must be changed. He was afraid that the society is suffering from cultural inferiority. He was of the opinion that taste is a cultivated habit.

Later there was an interactive session with the parents and students. They looked very enthusiastic to raise the questions and get convincing answers from guest speaker.

The president of the programme Mr. Kiran B.N, Mungaravalli  was very happy to be part of “Vicharotsava”. He said that the masses must never be fooled by the advertisements. He was also worried that food has turned out to be multinational commodity concerning the business.

In total, the event tried to answer the questions of parents, teachers and even students related to food culture.

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The fourteenth Varshikotsava has been celebrated on 4th December 2016 at 3.30pm to showcase the achievements of the institution and to felicitate the successful students. The programme began with a prayer followed by welcome to the dignitaries on the dais.

Mr. Kaleem Ulla, the chief guest of the function advised the parents not to bring pressure on the children regarding scoring marks.  He asked the elders to listen to the words of the children and to understand their emotions.

Dr. Kishan R Bhagwat, another chief guest of the function stated that marks are not important but remarks are important.  He was of the opinion that genius is not born but made.  He advised the students to work hard and sincerely with all dedication.

The president of the function Mr. B.V. Sureshkumar opined that teachers must reach students’ inner consciousness to resolve dilemma.  The principal Mrs. Shobha K, the HMs of all sections graced the occasion with their benign presence.

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ಪುಸ್ತಕ ಸಪ್ತಾಹ

ಸಾಗರದ ಅಮಟೆಕೊಪ್ಪದಲ್ಲಿರುವ ಹೊಂಗಿರಣ ವಿದ್ಯಾಸಂಸ್ಥೆಯಲ್ಲಿ ದಿನಾಂಕ ನವೆಂಬರ್ ೧೪ ರಿಂದ ೨೦ ರವರೆಗೆ ಪುಸ್ತಕ ಸಪ್ತಾಹವನ್ನು ಆಚರಿಸಲಾಯಿತು. ವಿದ್ಯಾರ್ಥಿಗಳಲ್ಲಿ ಓದುವ ಕೌಶಲವನ್ನು ಬೆಳೆಸುವ ಜೊತೆಗೆ ಗ್ರಂಥಾಲಯ ಕಡೆಗೆ ಆಕರ್ಷಿಸುವ ಸಲುವಾಗಿ ಪ್ರಾಥಮಿಕ, ಪ್ರೌಢ ಹಾಗೂ ಕಾಲೇಜು ವಿಭಾಗಗಳ ವಿದ್ಯಾರ್ಥಿಗಳಿಗೆ ವಿವಿಧ ಸ್ಪರ್ಧೆಗಳನ್ನು ನಡೆಸಲಾಯಿತು.

ಇದರ ಅಂಗವಾಗಿ ದಿನಾಂಕ ನವೆಂಬರ್ ೧೮ ರಂದು ನಡೆದ ಸಭಾ ಕಾರ್ಯಕ್ರಮದಲ್ಲಿ ಮುಖ್ಯ ಅತಿಥಿಯಾಗಿ  ಆಗಮಿಸಿದ್ದ ಹಿರಿಯ  ಸಾಹಿತಿಗಳಾದ ಡಾ. ಶ್ರೀಕಂಠ ಕೂಡಿಗೆಯವರು ಕಾರ್ಯಕ್ರಮವನ್ನು ಉದ್ಘಾಟಿಸಿ ಮಾತನಾಡಿ  ” ಪುಸ್ತಕ ಎಂಬುದೇ ಶಕ್ತಿ, ಪುಸ್ತಕಗಳನ್ನು ಸಮರ್ಪಕವಾಗಿ ಬಳಸಿಕೊಂಡರೆ ಜ್ಞಾನಾರ್ಜನೆ ಸಾಧ್ಯ. ಹೊಂಗಿರಣದಂತಹ ಗ್ರಾಮೀಣ ಪ್ರದೇಶದಲ್ಲಿರುವ ಶಾಲೆಯಲ್ಲಿ ಸಾವಿರಾರು  ಪುಸ್ತಕಗಳಿರುವುದು ಆಶ್ಚರ್ಯ ತಂದಿದೆ” ಎಂದರು.

ಕಾರ್ಯಕ್ರಮದ  ಮತ್ತೊಬ್ಬ ಮುಖ್ಯ ಅತಿಥಿಯಾದ ಡಾ. ಪ್ರಭಾಕರ್ ರಾವ್ ಮಾತನಾಡಿ ” ಪುಸ್ತಕ ಅಸೀಮ ಶಕ್ತಿಯಾಗಿದ್ದು ಹೆಚ್ಚು ಹೆಚ್ಚು

ಪುಸ್ತಕವನ್ನು ಓದಿದವನು ಮಾತ್ರ ಪ್ರಸ್ತುತ ಸಮಾಜದಲ್ಲಿ ಗೌರವ ಸಂಪಾದಿಸಲು ಸಾಧ್ಯ” ಎಂದರು.

ಕಾರ್ಯಕ್ರಮದ  ಪ್ರಾಸ್ತಾವಿಕ ನುಡಿಗಳನ್ನಾಡಿದ ಉಪನ್ಯಾಸಕರಾದ ಸಂದೀಪ ಶೆಟ್ಟಿ ಹೊಂಗಿರಣ ಗ್ರಂಥಾಲಯ ಹಾಗೂ ಪುಸ್ತಕ ಸಪ್ತಾಹದ ಆಚರಣೆಯ ಉದ್ದೇಶದ ಬಗ್ಗೆ ತಿಳಿಸುತ್ತಾ ಗ್ರಂಥಾಲಯ ಅಭಿವೃದ್ಧಿಯಾದರೆ ಶಾಲೆಗಳು ಅಭಿವೃದ್ಧಿಯಾದಂತೆ, ಗ್ರಂಥಾಲಯ ಅಭಿವೃದ್ಧಿ ಎಂದರೆ ಪುಸ್ತಕಗಳ ಸಂಖ್ಯೆ ಹೆಚ್ಚಾಗುವುದಲ್ಲ ಓದುಗರ ಸಂಖ್ಯೆ ಹೆಚ್ಚಾಗುವುದು ಎಂದರು.

ಕಾರ್ಯಕ್ರಮದಲ್ಲಿ ಶಿಕ್ಷಕ ಸುನೀಲ್ ತಮ್ಮ ಅನಿಸಿಕೆಯನ್ನು ಹಂಚಿಕೊಂಡು ಗ್ರಂಥಾಲಯದ ಮಹತ್ವ ಹಾಗೂ ಪುಸ್ತಕದ ಮಹತ್ವ ತಿಳಿಸಿದರು.ವಿದ್ಯಾರ್ಥಿಗಳು  ತಮ್ಮ ಅನಿ಼ಸಿಕೆಯನ್ನು ಹಂಚಿಕೊಂಡರು.

ಇದೇ ವೇಳೆ ಪುಸ್ತಕ ಸಪ್ತಾಹದ ಅಂಗವಾಗಿ ಆಯೋಜಿಸಲಾಗಿದ್ದ ವಿವಿಧ ಸ್ಪರ್ಧೆಗಳಲ್ಲಿ ವಿಜೇತರಾದ ವಿದ್ಯಾರ್ಥಿಗಳಿಗೆ ಬಹುಮಾನ ನೀಡಲಾಯಿತು.

ಕಾರ್ಯಕ್ರಮದ ಅಧ್ಯಕ್ಷತೆಯನ್ನು ಉಪಪ್ರಾಂಶುಪಾಲರಾದ ಅರವಿಂದ ಗುರ್ಜಾರ್ ವಹಿಸಿದ್ದರು. ಗ್ರಂಥಪಾಲಕರಾದ ಶ್ರೀಮತಿ ಶಿಲ್ಪಾ ವರದಿ ಓದಿದರು. ಕಾರ್ಯಕ್ರಮದಲ್ಲಿ ವಿದ್ಯಾರ್ಥಿಗಳು ಪ್ರಾರ್ಥಿಸಿದರೆ, ಸಂದೀಪ ಶೆಟ್ಟಿ ಸ್ವಾಗತಿಸಿದರು.ಆದರ್ಶ ವಂದಿಸಿದರು. ವಿದ್ಯಾರ್ಥಿನಿ ಭೂಮಿ ಆರ್‍.ಪಿ ಕಾರ್ಯಕ್ರಮವನ್ನು ನಿರೂಪಿಸಿದರು.

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Middle Section Field Trips

                         AMULYASHODHA – TREASURE OF ANTIQUES


“History is the witness that testifies the passing of the time; it illumines reality, vitalizes memory, provides guidance in daily life and brings us tidings of antiquity.”

In this era of globalization a good education is very important for each one of us in order to have a successful future.  As a part of learning, an educational trip was organized by our institution for Class VII on 12th October 2016, to stimulate learning beyond the textbook.

The students were escorted by concerned teachers to Amulyashodha, a museum, which is built in the middle of an amazing green space on N.R. Pura Road, about 15kms from Shimoga. Mr. Khandobarao, a retired history lecturer of Shimoga, established the Amulyashodha Museum in fond remembrance of his wife Yashodha.  The museum houses a variety of ancient coins, bronze vessels, swords, wooden musical instruments, weapons, lanterns etc.  This educational trip was the source of an integrated project for the students.  Hence, the students keenly observed and studied the sources available and well equipped themselves with the information required for the project.  Also the talk of the able orator Mr Khandobarao was very informative for them.

The aim of this field trip was to provide an experiential learning, knowledge of ancient artifacts, preserved culture and tradition of our country. Totally, the students had a taste of history with a panoramic view of Amulyashodha Museum and understood that museums are the mirrors of our rich culture and heritage.

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“Nothing beats an exciting hands-on experience to deepen learning.  The magic of a field trip isn’t just the subject.  It’s the break in routine and adventure that opens up children’s minds to new things”.

As a part of learning, a field trip to Kuvempu Prathistana at Kuppalli near Thirthahalli was organized on 12th October 2016 to give a thorough knowledge of our National Poet K V Puttappa for class VIII. Also this educational field trip had a motto of highlighting how nature influences an individual’s life and to study about the importance of sources of history.

As per schedule, students along with teachers reached Kuppalli at 11am with great fervour.   First they were taken to “Kavi Mane” which is a peaceful abode, Museum and treasury of the great poet’s literary work and house hold articles.  The house is preserved like a monument by Kuvempu Prathistana as it is an evidence of the simplicity of the poet.

“Kavishaila” is another significant place where the poet used to spend most of his time writing poetries.  And also it is the tomb of the poet as it was one of his favourite places when he was alive.

Students were given an integrated project of Kannada, English, Science, Social and Maths related to this educational trip.  The students observed the nature and available resources keenly and collected the information about the topic related to the integrated project. Totally it was like all were in an entirely different world and different century where the utensils and household articles of the god gifted poet were made out of stone and wood.  The wood carvings of the door and pillar of the house were amazing and students felt that it was a wonderful experience.

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                                         KELADI – AN EDUCATIONAL FIELD TRIP


“We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors; we borrow it from our children”.

Native American Proverb

Every step of human requires a strong base of history only then it will lead to progress.  Based on such archeological researches, various new inventions take birth.  To strengthen the knowledge of history by studying various historical monuments the institution had organized a field trip to Keladi for Class VI on 12th of October 2016.

The students were escorted by concerned teachers on the scheduled time and reached Keladi at around 9.30 am.  Keladi is one of the historical places, where one can find lot of sources of history in the form of monuments.  The great monument of Keladi is Rameshwara temple which has got lot of inscriptions and artistic carvings on the walls of temple which tells the spectator a lot of stories about Keladi.  It also reflects the rich culture and heritage of the ancient rulers of Keladi.  Shivappa Nayaka is one of the famous rulers of Keladi.  The Keladi museum and historical research centre was one of the main attractions for our students as they enjoyed a lot by probing into the past.   To conclude with, it was an informative journey of kids into the past and connects it to the present.

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