TRIP TO BANAVASI

On 8th April 2018, being Sunday, the residential students were taken for an outing to well known historical places Banavasi, Kotipura and Chandragutti located in Shivamogga,

62 students of Class VIII, IX and I PUC got ready with their back packs and set out for the trip at 8.30 am accompanied by 10 escort teachers.  The troop reached first Chandragutti, at 10 am and paid their reverence to the deity.  From there, they started out to the great historical monument Banavasi which is the evidence of rich culture and heritage of Kannadigas.  Madukeshwara temple is one of the main attractions in Banavasi.  The students were totally dumb stuck at the very sight of the monolithic Nandi Statue and stone chariot. Later the students relished the delicious lunch served at Banavasi Temple. Later from there the entire troop started off to Hole-lingeshwara temple.  The students and teachers spent some time playing kabadi and swinging in the big banyan tree.  Post this, the troop left to the residence of one of the Hostel teachers Ms. Sujaya.  They enjoyed the refreshments served by Ms. Sujaya’s family and then left to Kotipura Temple.  It was a kind of trekking accompanied with a jolly trip for the students.  Totally they had great fun and returned back to campus in the later part of the evening with some cherishable memories.

TEACHERS OPINION:

Ms. Sujaya, a residential teacher said that, “We had a lot of fun as we trekked to and fro the temple of Chandragutti with students.    It was scorching hot sun that day but still there were shady trees where we relaxed and relished Ice Cream sponsored by Warden, Mr. Sunil.  We had read poetries written by Pampa, but we could actually feel what he had written about Banavasi when we reached the place.  We saw amazing sculpture of Chalukyas.  The priest of the temple gave us a lot of information about Banavasi Temple.  It was really a great pleasure to have the teachers and students of our residential set up as our guest for the day in my residence.  After getting refreshed we left the place and travelled to Kotipura.  It was quite a long trip for a day, so the entire troop was totally exhausted, but felt little refreshed from the monotonous chores of the day, with this day out.

 STUDENTS OPINION:

Shashikiran P M of I PUC opined that “It was totally a fantastic experience end of the year for hosters.  The very thought of outing itself is a great fun for us.  And Chandragutti happens to be one of my favourite places.  We climbed 197 staircases with great ease and energy as we were competing with each other.  After paying our reverence to god, we proceeded towards Banavasi.  It is an amazing temple with great art and architecture.  Madukeshwara temple comprises of totally 5 mandapas.  It seems that the first “Mandapam” was constructed in 2nd century. We also got to know about one of the huge brass bell, if rung once, we could hear the sound of “Om” for a minutes time.   It is also well known as Dakshina Kashi and also happens to be the birth place of Pampa, the famous poet of Kannada. We were totally enthralled to know the magnificient history of Banavasi.   Later, we travelled to Kotipura temple and returned back to campus with great cherishable memories.

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RURAL GAMES AT HONGIRANA

The games which have traditionally been played in rural areas of Karnataka become more widespread.  They are being played even now in local fairs or festivities in different areas.  These events represent our culture and heritage.  One such festive celebration of rural games was organized in Hongirana on 25th March 2018 as a stress buster after the tedious examination.

Morning around 10 am, all the students of Class VIII, IX and  I PU assembled in the play ground.  They were divided into groups of 10 members each, both boys and girls separately.  The folk games like Tug of War, Relay, Volley Ball and Hula Hoops were played very enthusiastically with a lot of cheer and merriment.  The students felt really relaxed end of day as it freed them from examination apprehension.  There was a healthy competition in between the teams.  Last but not least, the residential teachers also relaxed themselves by playing a Volley Ball match with the students.  Totally it was a day spent with lot of gay and enthusiasm for the students and the teachers of Hongirana Hostel.

TEACHERS OPINION:

New residential teacher Ms. Akshitha K G opined that, “It was an amazing experience.  Though it was a scorching hot mid day, the students respected and enjoyed the rural games very energetically.  There was a lot of competitive spirit amongst the teams and enjoyed it playing for several times, especially Tug of War and Hula Hoops.   Game played by teachers also was really outstanding as teachers showed equal energy in spite of the blasting sun.  Totally it was an experience of one of its kinds for me as I am very new to this residential set up”.

STUDENTS OPINION:

Adesh C S of Class IX said that “The games that we played that day were one of the oldest games which is usually played in rural areas.  We had almost forgotten those games these days as we find ourselves engrossed usually in mobiles and computer games.  Our hostel gave a very sweet remembrance of those forgotten games by engaging us in the same.  It was a wonderful experience.  Tug of war was the best and we were really energized in the team.   We realized the level of fun and physical alertness while playing these type of games in contrary to the sedentary games in mobiles and computers. Totally, I felt these kinds of games to be encouraged more in the institution going forward”.

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FAREWELL PARTY

It’s not a goodbye

It’s a see you later………..

                                   “NENAPIRALI SADA”

Students from first PUC gathered in the Glass house to bid farewell to the outgoing second PUC students on 21st Feb 2018. The programme began at 9.30 am by taking handprint of the second PUC students.

The formal function began with a prayer song by Sunidhi and group followed by a welcome speech by Adithi of first PUC. The College head Mrs Ambika Patil blessed the students and encouraged them to contribute to the society in a positive way. And the Vice Principal Mr Aravind Gurjar wished the students well and advised them to prepare themselves for the future. Students from Second PUC shared their experience in Hongirana. They expressed their deep love and gratitude to the college for the support.

A memento was given to Second PUC students by teachers and first PUC students as token of love. Then the formal function was concluded with vote of thanks by Shashikiran of first PUC. A special cultural programme was organized by first PUC students. There was a spate of dance, music and laughter as performers showcased their vast repository skills. The party ended with lunch at college building.

 

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Cub and Bulbul Utsav in Dharwad

                             ದಿನಾ೦ಕ 19/ 01 /2018ರಿ೦ದ 23/01/2018ರವರೆಗೆ  ಧಾರವಾಡದಲ್ಲಿ ನಡೆದ ರಾಜ್ಯಮಟ್ಟ್ಟದ  40ನೇ ಕಬ್ ಮತ್ತು ಬುಲ್ ಬುಲ್ ಉತ್ಸವಕ್ಕೆ ನಮ್ಮ ಶಾಲೆಯಿ೦ದ 8 ಕಬ್ ಮತ್ತು  8 ಬುಲ್ ಬುಲ್  ಹಾಗೂ ಇಬ್ಬರು ಶಿಕ್ಷಕರು ಭಾಗವಹಿಸಿದ್ದರು.

                        ಐದು ದಿನದ ಉತ್ಸವದಲ್ಲಿ ವಿವಿಧ ರೀತಿಯ ಚಟುವಟಿಗಳು ಇದ್ದವು ಪ್ರತಿಯೊ೦ದು ದಿನವು ನವೀನ ರೀತಿಯ ಚಟುವಟಿಕೆಗಳು ಮಕ್ಕಳನ್ನು ಹೆಚ್ಚು ಭಾಗವಹಿಸುವ೦ತೆ ಪ್ರೇರಣೆ ನೀಡಿತು. ಅದರಲ್ಲಿ ಕೆಲವು ಚಟುವಟಿಕೆಗಳೆ೦ದರೆ ಗಾಳಿಪಟ ಮಾಡುವುದು, ಸಾಹಸಮಯ ಕ್ರೀಡೆಗಳು, ಗೆಳೆಯರ ಆಟಗಳು, ಕಬ್ ಮತ್ತು ಬುಲ್ ಬುಲ್ ಕಥೆಯ ಪ್ರದರ್ಶನ, ಕಲರವ, ಸ್ಥಳೀಯ ಕಾರ್ಯಕ್ರಮಗಳ ಪ್ರದರ್ಶನ, ಚಿತ್ರಕಲಾ ಪ್ರದರ್ಶನ, ಕರಕುಶಲ ವಸ್ತುಗಳ ಪ್ರದರ್ಶನ. ಎಲ್ಲಾ ಚಟುವಟಿಕೆಗಳಲ್ಲಿ ಸಾಮನ್ಯವಾದುದು ಎ೦ದರೆ ತಮ್ಮ ಕಲಿಕೆಯನ್ನು ಪ್ರದರ್ಶಿಸುವುದು ಮತ್ತು ಎಲ್ಲರೊ೦ದಿಗೆ ಸಹಕಾರದಿ೦ದ ಭಾಗವಹಿಸುವುದು. ಕಾರ್ಯಕ್ರಮವು ಮಕ್ಕಳ್ಳಲ್ಲಿರುವ ಪ್ರತಿಭೆಯನ್ನು ಅರಳಿಸುವ ವೇದಿಕೆಯಾಯಿತು ಮತ್ತು ವಿಚಾರಶಕ್ತಿಯನ್ನು ಹೆಚ್ಚಿಸಲು ಸಹಾಯವಾಯಿತು.

                             ನಮ್ಮ ಮಕ್ಕಳಿಗೆ ಅವಕಾಶಗಳ ಸುರಿಮಳೆಯೇ ಸುರಿದಿತ್ತು. ಧಾರವಾಡ ನಗರದ ಪ್ರಮುಖ ಬೀದಿಗಳಲ್ಲಿ ಮಕ್ಕಳು ಉತ್ಸಾಹದಿ೦ದ ಪತಸ೦ಚಲನದಲ್ಲಿ ಭಾಗವಹಿಸಿದರು. ಕಲರವ ಕಾರ್ಯಕ್ರಮದಲ್ಲಿ ನಮ್ಮ ಮಕ್ಕಳು ಉತ್ತಮ ಪ್ರದರ್ಶನವನ್ನು ನೀಡಿದರು. ಉತ್ತಮ ಮಾತುಗಾರಿಕೆಯಲ್ಲಿ, ಭಗವದ್ಗೀತೆ  ಪಠಣದಲ್ಲಿ ನಮ್ಮ ಮಕ್ಕಳು ಭಾಗವಹಿಸಿದ್ದರು. ಜನಪದ ಜಾತ್ರೆಯಲ್ಲಿ ನಮ್ಮ ಮಕ್ಕಳ ವೇಷ ಭೂಷಣವನ್ನು ನೋಡಿ  ಅಲ್ಲಿಯ ಸಭೀಕರು ಆನ೦ದವನ್ನು ವ್ಯಕ್ತಪಡಿಸಿದರು.

                      ದಿನಗಳಲ್ಲಿ ಮಕ್ಕಳು ಪೋ ಷಕರಿ೦ದ ದೂರ ಉಳಿದು ತಮ್ಮ ಕೆಲಸವನ್ನು ತಾವೇ ಮಾಡುವ ಜವಾಬ್ದಾರಿಯನ್ನು ಕಲಿತರು. ಉತ್ಸವವು ಮಕ್ಕಳಿಗೆ ಸಮಯಪ್ರಜ್ಞೆ, ಪ್ರತಿಭಾ ಪ್ರದರ್ಶನಕ್ಕೆ ಅವಕಾಶ, ಎಲ್ಲರೊ೦ದಿಗೆ ಸಹಕರಿಸುವುದು , ಶಿಸ್ತು, ಜವಾಬ್ದಾರಿ, ನಿಯಮಗಳನ್ನು ಪಾಲಿಸುವುದು ಮು೦ತಾವುದುಗಳನ್ನು ಕಲಿಯಲು ಸಹಕಾರಿಯಯಿತು.

ಮಕ್ಕಳ ಅಭಿಪ್ರಾಯ: ಐದು ದಿನಗಳ ಕಾಲ ನಡೆದ ಕಬ್ ಮತ್ತು ಬುಲ್ ಬುಲ್ ಉತ್ಸವವು ಹೊಸ ಅನುಭವವಾಗಿತ್ತು. ಪೋಷಕರನ್ನು ಬಿಟ್ಟು ಇರುವುದು ಸ್ವಲ್ಪ ಕಷ್ಟ ಎನಿಸಿದರು,ಶಿಕ್ಷಕರು ನಮ್ಮೊಟ್ಟಿಗಿದ್ದರು ಸ೦ತೋಷವಾಯಿತು. ಅಲ್ಲಿ ನಡೆದ ಎಲ್ಲಾ ಚಟುವಟಿಕೆಗಳಲ್ಲಿ ಭಾಗವಹಿಸಿದೆವು. ಉತ್ಸವದಲ್ಲಿ ನಾವು ಶಿಸ್ತು ಹಾಗೂ ಸಮಯಪಾಲನೆಯನ್ನು ರೂಢಿಸಿಕೊ೦ಡೆವು.

  ಶಿಕ್ಷಕರ ಅಭಿಪ್ರಾಯ: ಮಕ್ಕಳು ನಮಗೆ ಉತ್ತಮ ಸಹಕಾರವನ್ನು ನೀಡಿದರು. ತಮ್ಮ ಕೆಲಸವನ್ನು ತಾವೇ ಮಾಡಿಕೊಳ್ಳ್ಳುತ್ತಿದ್ದರು. ಅಲ್ಲಿ ನಡೆದಿರುವ ಎಲ್ಲಾ ಕಾರ್ಯಕ್ರಮಗಳಲ್ಲಿ ಉತ್ತಮ ಪ್ರದರ್ಶನವನ್ನು ನೀಡಿದ್ದಾರೆ. ಕಬ್  ಮತ್ತು ಬುಲ್ ಬುಲ್ ಉತ್ಸವವು ಮಕ್ಕಳ ಪ್ರತಿಭಾ ಪ್ರದರ್ಶನಕ್ಕೆ ಉತ್ತಮ ವೇದಿಕೆಯಾಯಿತು.

 ಫೋಟೋ ವೀಕ್ಷಿಸಲು ಇಲ್ಲಿ ಕ್ಲಿಕ್ ಮಾಡಿ

Cub and Bul – bul overnight camp 2017-18

Cub and Bul – bul overnight camp 2017-18

 

A   week of camp life is worth 6 months of theoretical teaching in the room.

–  B. P

We believe that education is not just related to reading, writing or to textbooks. It includes overall development of a child. To inculcate responsibility, discipline, self- confidence, leadership, belongingness, love towards nature and to develop basics   of the camping skills among the children, Hongirana  primary section arranged an overnight camp for 3rd and 4th standard cub and Bul­ ­­­- bul on 5th and 6th  February 2018 at Hosagunda temple.

110 cub and Bul­ ­– bul along with the cub masters, flock leaders, guide captains, escort teachers  left the campus at 10 am and reached  Hosagunda  by 10 – 30 am. As per our planning the camp started by flag hoisting and Bul-bul greeting followed by cub and Bul – bul history and wonderful action songs. After that children were separated in 4 groups for different activities like craft, knotting, kims game   and funny games. Students enjoyed all the activities and learnt many skills. After the lunch same activities went on for different groups.

In the evening after having snacks they got ready for cultural programme “ Kalarava”. The inauguration of kalarava  was done by Mr. C.M.N Shastry, Trustee of the temple and principal of the institution Mrs. Shobha Ravindra. It was followed by cultural programmes by kids, which was wonderful. After the dinner before going to bed, student went to night walk in the forest which was thrilling one. On 6th a colourful morning began with B.P six exercises. In the pleasant weather they did flag procedure and got ready for kit inspection. After the delicious breakfast students went for  a hike, which was fantastic and memorable. It was like an adventure for the children. Around   5 to 6 km they walked in the forest. Later they prepared their own kite and made it fly. They have enjoyed a lot. Before leaving the campsite they cleaned the temple premises.

Really, it was a successful and memorable camp.

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Awareness of Criminal Justice System

Date: 2nd Feb 2018                                                                                                                           Venue: Chemistry Lab

“Justice cannot be one sided alone, but must be for both”                              

                                                                                                                             -Eleanor Roosewelt.

A nation’s legal system is integral to how its citizens look upon issues that concern the country in general and their individual lives in particular. As a part of curriculum in Social-Science, a special interactive session was organized for class VIII on the topic “Criminal Justice System” on 2nd Feb 2018. Mr. M Raghavendra, a Senior Lawyer, well wisher and one of the parents of our School, was here as the resource person who delivered the talk to educate the students about Criminal Justice System.

Firstly, he started his talk by giving information about the importance of Laws and Equality in the society. He discussed the key role of Police, Judge, Public Prosecutor and Defense Lawyer. He touched the base of all the topics related to FIR, Investigation, Mahazar, Charge sheet, C Report, B Report and Fair Trial. He also cleared  that Ignorance of Law has no Excuse.

Secondly, he created awareness about Law and order in students especially about Indian Motors Act, Cyber Crime, Misusing of Social Media which results in lack of interest in studies which was really commendable. He also discussed about Article 21 “Right to Life”. Finally, Mr.Raghavendra cleared the doubts of the students about the Judicial System. Students very interestingly listened to the talk and made a note of all the points that Mr. Raghavendra stressed upon.

Totally, it was a very informative and interactive session which enriched students with a lot of information about Criminal Justice System relevant to them.

 

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Drama workshop

 

Tell me and I forget.

Teach me and I may remember

Involve me and I learn.

Confucius.

Drama is an art form and a powerful pedagogical tool. It is an established fact that student’s academic success is proportional to their problem solving skills. Yet the frequent use of drama in cross curricular context helps the students to improve their studies with life skills. It takes the stress out from the learning situation. Fun and high participation leads to learn things practically.

Hence, Hongirana middle section had organised a Kannada text based drama workshop for the students of class VI from January 20th to Feb 4th, 2018.

The 15 days drama workshop was designed by 9 facilitators from Kinnaramela, a drama school directed by Shri. K G.Krishnamurty.

The aim was to give the students a deeper understanding of basic drama techniques which can be transferred into other areas of their work and life. It also focused on building confidence and co- operation along with performing skills.

The mind blowing final stage show was witnessed by the teachers, directors of kinnaramela and high authorities of the school.

The aim of the workshop was happily achieved. It helped the participants to stimulate their ideas, thoughts, team skills and confidence with a great understanding of human emotions.

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