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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A teacher can inspire one, can shape one’s life and can also set one’s goal. Hence it is the duty of everyone to salute his/her teacher for making the life meaningful one. With this purpose Hongirana organized Teachers Day ‘Gurunamana’ on 3rd of this month.

For this programme a well experienced teacher in BASE, Mrs. Chitkala Venkatachala was the Chief Guest. In her speech she told that, “Though the teachers give life values, being students, you cannot understand their importance but you will think of them in the next phases of your life”. Her words really made the students to pray for the blessings of their teachers.

Another specially invited guest of the function Mr. Narayanamurthy, a retired Head Master from Sagar who was felicitated in the same occasion for his life time contribution to the field of education spoke about student-teacher relationship. According to him he could see the God in the good deeds of his students.

President of the programme, Mr. Ramachandra mainly spoke about the way and importance of showing respect to teachers which is slightly missing in the present generation.

This formal function was anchored by Sampreet and Renuka of second PUC. PU students sang the prayer song, Chetan R of second PUC welcomed the gathering by introducing the guests, Niranjan B S of second PU shared his opinion on behalf of students and Supreeta of second PU delivered vote of thanks. After the formal function, there was a cultural programme where teachers from all the sections performed dance, fashion show, skit, song etc. It really stunned the audience as it took them to a new world.

Before the formal function, there was a teachers’ assembly where all the formalities of the assembly were followed by the teachers only. After the assembly some of the 2nd PUC students engaged the lower class children in their respective class rooms.

Finally one could say that being a well organized programme by the college section, it gave food for mind to think, message for heart to feel and rhythm for body to enjoy.

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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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