Report of Sports Day – 19 October, 2016

Physical fitness is not only one of the

most important key to a healthy

body, it is the basis of dynamic and

creative intellectual activity.

While inaugurating the Annual Sports Meet 2016-17, the inaugurator Mr. Sathishkumar, Asst. Commissioner, Sagar advised the students to be grateful to their parents for sending them to a school like Hongiranana and asked them to emerge as ideal citizens of the country.  He asked them to involve in sports, games and cultural activities along with academics.  He concluded his inaugural address quoting late Abdul Kalam’s words “ All birds search for shelter when it rains.  But the eagle avoids rain by flying above the clouds”.  He gave a call to the students to be like eagles.

After the march past, the light was lit by the sports achievers and an oath was taken by the leaders for the smooth ongoing of the sports. It was followed by a formal function with the Inaugurator volleying the ball. A colourful physical display by students of different classes amused the spectators.  The trophies and certificates for the Runners of CBSE Divisional Volleyball has been distributed and the experience has been shared. The Chief guest of the function Sri L.T.Thimmappa Hegde, President, Pradesh Congress Party, Sagar expressed his happiness at the serene environment of the school and the discipline of the students.  The President of the function Mrs. Roopa Nagaraj blessed the students.

The students participated, classwise, in Volleyball, Handball, Kho-Kho, Athletics and Rural games.  For the primary kids, there were group games to assess their quickness and balancing ability.  There were athletic events for them too.  The winners have been awarded with medals and certificates.  The entire campus was bubbling with the free movements and cheering sounds of students for two days.

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October 1st and 2nd was a very remarkable day as far as Hongirana was concerned as a versatile music director Mr B V Venkatesh was there with Hongirana family.  A Music Workshop “Ninaad” was organized in Hongirana in which a couple of other school students were also invited to take part.  The proficient Music Director mesmerized our day scholars, hostellers and those other school students with his wonderful vocal power and taught a few fantastic songs.   It was an amazing experience for everybody who was a part of this programme. Click here to view the album

At the same time, a Drawing competition was organized for Class IX & X.  Students who were interested in Drawing took part in this programme while those who were interested in music took part in Music Workshop “Ninaad”.  The theme was to draw any portrait reflecting the nature.  Students had portrayed amazing art on paper within 2 hours.    The most brilliant ones were selected class-wise and were given prizes.


Vishal S R of Class X says that “Firstly I felt little lethargic in taking part but later when I got to know about the theme, I was thrilled and portrayed a wonderful nature on paper, for which I got 1st prize.  I wish to see more and more of these kind of competitions in coming days.”


Mr Shivaraj opines as “I saw lot of enthusiasm in children while they were taking part in this competition.  A few of them had no interest, but when they saw others drawing, even they developed zeal to draw and participated in good spirit”.




As a part of refreshment to children after a long exam schedule, the students of Class V to X were taken out to one of the famous pilgrims Shringeri Sharada Peeta on 9th of October, 2016.  12 hostel teachers accompanied the students as escorts.

They left the campus at around 8am in the morning with great spirit.    As it was Navarathri and especially Durgashtami, being one of the Shaktipeetas in Karnataka, Shringeri Sharada Peeta was well decorated.  Amidst divinity, the majestic flow of river Tungabhadra gave children a great soothing relief.


Sathvik A S of Class IX opines “It was ultimate due to Navarathri decorations.  We enjoyed watching fishes in river Tungabhadra.   Tapovana was a very peaceful garden, totally it was very refresher after exams”.


Mr Veeresh said that “Students enjoyed the most travelling to Shringeri.  It was very refreshing for students.  Though it was a long tiresome journey, students felt very relaxed after entering the shrine and felt comforted watching fishes in water”.




On 10th of October 2016, there was an essay writing competition arranged for students of Class Ix & X, about the current Kaveri Issue.  The topic was about “River Kaveri – for Karnataka or for Tamil Nadu”. The students felt energetic about the topic as they had read a lot about it in Newspapers.  Choice was given to children either to choose Kannada or English.  Later students were given opportunity to review about the topic and speak about their opinion.  Most of the students felt that Right on Kaveri river lies with Kannadigas.  A couple of them opined that the concerned authorities should talk about the issue peacefully and take suitable decision instead of following violence and destroying the public property which is a national waste.  Totally it was an informative session for children as each and everybody felt that it was a good platform to put forth their opinion.


Akash H A of Class X said, “As it was an ongoing issue of River Kaveri, we felt that we had an opportunity to churn out our thoughts and express our views about the current affair”.


Mr Adarsh K B said that “Students felt enthusiastic in expressing their views about the hot issue and gave their remarks when they were asked to review it.  It was amazing to hear and know how matured their thoughts were”.

At around the same time a motivational video was telecasted for Class V to VIII.  It was around the topic “Swach Bharath Abhiyaan” and “Importance of food”.  It was an eye opener for those children who waste food without a second thought.  Students felt that it was really touching and also said that they would try to keep their surroundings clean and never waste food and water as they understood their value while watching videos.


Venkatesh E of Class VIII said “It created awareness in us about the difficulty the farmers face in growing crops and we take just a few seconds in wasting food.  Also we got motivated about keeping our surroundings clean when we watched a video in which a blind woman uses a dustbin, but we with all our senses throw litters here and there.  Here, we felt that we shouldn’t waste food and took a decision to use dustbin henceforth”.


Mrs Mamata of Hostel said that “Students got the Life skills & moral values about wastage of food and difficulties of farmers in growing them.  Also they got awareness about Swach Bharath Abiyan and understood their responsibilities”.

A motivational talk was arranged for residential students on 16th October 2016, by Mr Navaeen, Lecturer in English, about the Responsibilities of each individual as a student and as a child to the society he/she lives in.  He said that they have to work hard, achieve their individual goals and make their parents happy which is their primary responsibility.  This in house activity was  for about 2 Hrs was for Class IX and X, in which in the later part of the motivational talk session, Mr Naveen gave a poetry and asked every student to express his/her perception about it. This was really a productive exercise for the students in which they took part in full zeal.


Sowmya B N of Class X opined “it was one of the eye opening motivational talk for us where Naveen Sir made us understand our duties and responsibilities towards society and parents.  We enjoyed even reading the poem and spoke about our perception about it.


Mr Sunil said that, “Mr Naveen elicited what were their primary responsibilities, and he also asked what would be the students response, when the parents come to take the report of their progress.  Later highlighted the pains that a parent undertakes especially mother who endures lot of pain to bring the child into this earth and the kind of patience that a father exhibits when it comes his responsibilities.  A few children literally felt very emotional and were in tears realizing their lethargic nature in giving a blunt answer will do good in next exam.  Totally it was a very touching programme”.

On the same day Mrs Nalina, a senior teacher from Primary Section gave a motivational talk for students of Class V to VIII.  First of all she stressed on the point that every individual needs to have his/her goals set ahead in life.  And restated how important it is to work hard to reach their goals. A video clipping was shown about the person who worked hard studiously gets appointed as the Principal of the college and the person who was lethargic works as a peon under him.  This helped the students becoming studious about their studies.  She highlighted that even a physically challenged person can achieve greater things in life and questioned children what were they waiting for then.


Souradithya of Class VI expressed his heart felt feelings and said “We all understood that we should have a goal in life in first and foremost place.  As per video it was very clear that there is ‘n’ number of opportunities to reach the goal.  And it becomes easy once we choose the right path amongst them.



Mr Veeresh says that “Students realized that by hard work they can achieve more in life.  Also video shown highlighted the right team spirit also produces good results.  It was a real virtual programme of the day for the students”.



September is the month of tests and exams.  Extra effort has to be put in studies for better performance.  Hence, there’s rigorous preparation for the exam by the students.  In between their studies, the students of Classes V to VIII have been trained by Mr. Niranjana, drama teacher and Ms. Draupadi, the dance teacher.

It was a well organized in house programme of 45 minutes witnessed by all hostel inmates.  The programme began with a prayer by Baby Deepa followed by a folk dance, a group song, a choreography dance, another group song and a 20 minutes play Sethuve, depicting the struggle of labour class approximately around 1960 about the issue of constructing a bridge from Ambargodlu to Tumari, Sagara.   The noble theme of this drama was to depict the then prevailing  social evils like poverty, illiteracy and exploitation of labour class in our society. It was a fabulous programme anchored by  Kannada teacher Mr. Sunil.

Hongirana Hostel students get a lot of life building and value developing activities along with their regular academics.

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August is the month remembered for the celebration of independence day.  The spirit of independence is very much there in Hongirana all through the year.  The activities for the month have been planned to ensure to kindle the interest of students in different forms of arts and sports.

Along with the regular training in theatre, dance and sports, some extra activities have been organized for the lower class students.  On 7th of August Craft Class with video demonstration was conducted for V to VIII students.  Firstly, the video about Origamy was shown to the students.  Later, they were divided into groups and were allowed to work on the same, practically, with the help of newspapers provided to them.  They, very passionately, took part in the activity and gave their best as it was of their own interest. This was a very good stress buster for a few Hostel teachers who took part in this Origamy show.

A regular work outs and coaching in volleyball, running, handball, athletics and kho-kho has been given.  Some of the hostel students participated in external sports competitions.

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Teacher is a life-long learner. The teaching fraternity has to keep abreast with the ever changing technology and the mind-set of the students, thereby keeping this in view Hongirana Resource Centre has organized mathematics workshop 27th and 28th, September, 2016.

It is said that mathematics makes our life orderly and prevent chaos. Certain qualities that are nurtured by mathematics are power of reasoning, creativity, abstract or spatial thinking, critical thinking, problem solving ability and even effective communication skills.

In India’s history and no less in the history of other civilizations, mathematics stands forth as that which unites and mediates between man and nature, inner and outer world, thought and perception.

We believe effective math education requires sound instructional methods, solid grasp of the subject and expertise with well-designed materials.

Now a day’s teacher can’t rely on simply teaching students a formula to answer math problems. There is a need to help students learn the mathematical concepts at varying paces as not all students can master a deep understanding at the same time. Understanding this “calling” of teachers, this workshop has been designed to enable them to teach mathematics more effectively using appropriate ways.

A mathematics workshop for teachers is essential as to enable them to make their students to not only be literate in mathematical comprehension, but be skilled in mathematics as well. Mathematics has rightfully become a staple in our educational system even though it is not appreciated by many people until it is needed.

The aim of this workshop is to encourage the teachers to broaden their outlook and enhance the method of imparting knowledge keeping in mind the change in demands of the students of the present generation and keeping pace with active persona and easy access to the development of the latest technology. This workshop should help the teachers to make their students become open to learning Mathematics and develop an affinity for mathematical thinking. Click here to view the album

Ambika Patil

Head of Hongirana Ind PU College



Career guidance

Career guidance is one such area which is almost neglected in the Indian education system. Each and every child needs the suggestion of an experienced one to shape its life. But a common person can think of its future only by thinking about his surroundings. Hence an expert is needed to guide the child. Unfortunately though it was advised in the education department to open a ‘career guidance and counseling cell’ in each high school, everywhere it is neglected. But being special in each and every step of education, Hongirana cannot do this mistake. For this reason, it organized a session for class 10th students and their parents on ‘What Next After 10th?’

It is true that with changed circumstances parents’ involvement in the education is increasing day by day. So it is also important to help even the parents to solve the problem of choice that they face when their child finishes class 10th, which is a very important phase of one’s life. Hence they were also invited for this session.

It was organized on 10th of September in the school campus. Mr.Rajesh was the resource person. He discussed about a number of opportunities which are available in the present marketing economy. According to him “generally everyone wants to go for job oriented courses, but equal opportunity is there even for self employment”. To stress this point he even gave the examples of a number of achievers like Sandeep Maheshwari, Mukul Gandhi, Munna Javeri etc. Through his speech he clarified one thing that, studying is not just to get jobs in good companies; it is also possible to lead a respectable life with self employment.

After the session all the participants left the place by thanking both the organizer and the resource person for giving enormous information and for guiding them to select a better way for their life which they could not get even if they searched in hundreds of different sources. Hence one could say that this programme served the purpose.

Opinion of the participants:

After the session when I asked some parents I came to know that, it was really a fruitful session for them. One among them told that, he never thought of all those opportunities which are waiting for his son. Because he was just thinking of usual courses which are selected by the mass. Many parents opined that, more than the everyday classroom activities, these types of sessions are useful for both children

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