SANKALPA (Psychometric Assessment Programme -2018)

It is a known fact that human mind is unreadable and human actions are unpredictable. That too   the adolescent  stage is very dubious and to understand an adolescent is a challenge.  Hence Hongirana Independent PU college conducted a workshop on Psychometric Assessment Programme ‘ Sankalpa’ for the students of    1st PU on 17th and 18th of November 2018. The programme was planned and executed by three eminent and experienced doctors and clinical psychiatrist from Aapyam Ayurveda Foundation Sagar   – Dr. Niranjan Hegde , Dr. Nikhila Hirematt and Dr. Shriharsha.

       The programme was organized to allow the students to supervise their goals and progress and identify the area that need improvement. It aimed to help them to acquire a better understanding of their objectives.

A day before the programme all the 71 students of 1st PU were provided, a questionnaire based on learning problems and adolescent challenges that they are facing. On 17/11/2018 each student was interacted personally and separately by the doctors for 10-15 minutes about the response that they have with the questionnaire. The interaction helped the doctors to know the child personally.

On 18th morning, there was a separate interactive session for both teachers and parents in which they shared the need and problems of students and gave positive parenting tips in attending the challenges of students.

During this session student were engaged in different group activities like topic oriented drawing and presenting it for 5 – 10 minutes, listing out their good and bad habits etc., to know their skills and abilities. After the activity, doctors shared their observation and opinion and motivated the students in adopting needed life skills.

The two days workshops lead students, teachers and parents to think about their attitudes which impacts on developments of students’ future.

Students came with positive feedback. Many felt comfortable in sharing their problems and many got motivated with their interaction and also became serious about their goals. Parents also involved and cooperated in the programme very well.  They came to know, where they are committing mistakes.  Teachers got ideas and ways to handle the challenging issues of students.

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ಸಾಗರ-ದಿನಾಂಕ ೧೭-೧೧-೨೦೧೮ ಹಾಗೂ ದಿನಾಂಕ ೧೯-೧೧-೨೦೧೮ ರಂದು ಹೊಂಗಿರಣ ಸ್ಕೂಲ್ ಆಫ಼್ ಎಕ್ಸಲೆನ್ಸ್,ಅಮಟೆಕೊಪ್ಪದಲ್ಲಿ ಪ್ರಾಥಮಿಕ ವಿಭಾಗದ ಮಕ್ಕಳಿಗೆ ಛದ್ಮವೇಷ ಸ್ಪರ್ಧೆ ಹಾಗೂ ಬಹುಮಾನ ವಿತರಣಾ ಕಾರ್ಯಕ್ರಮವನ್ನು ಹಮ್ಮಿಕೊಳ್ಳಲಾಗಿತ್ತು.

ಕಾರ್ಯಕ್ರಮಕ್ಕೆ ಅತಿಥಿಗಳಾಗಿ ಆಗಮಿಸಿದ ಶ್ರೀಮತಿ ಸುಜಾತಾ ಚಂದ್ರಶೇಖರ ಇವರು “ ಈ ರೀತಿಯ ಕಾರ್ಯಕ್ರಮಗಳಿಂದ ಮಕ್ಕಳಲ್ಲಿನ ಸ್ಪರ್ಧಾ ಶಕ್ತಿ ಜಾಗೃತವಾಗುತ್ತದಲ್ಲದೇ,ಪೋಷಕರಿಗೂ ಸಹ ತಮ್ಮ ಸೃಜನಶೀಲತೆ ವ್ಯಕ್ತಪಡಿಸುವ ಅವಕಾಶ ದೊರೆತಂತಾಗುತ್ತದೆ” ಎಂದು ಹೇಳಿದರು.

ಶ್ರೀಮತಿ ವನಿತಾ ಹಾಗೂ ಸುಧಾ ರವರ ಪ್ರಾರ್ಥನೆಯೊಂದಿಗೆ ಕಾರ್ಯಕ್ರಮ ಪ್ರಾರಂಭಗೊಂಡಿತು. ನರ್ಸರಿಯಿಂದ ೩ ನೇಯ ತರಗತಿವರೆಗಿನ ಮಕ್ಕಳಿಗೆ ತರಗತಿವಾರು ವಿಷಯಗಳನ್ನು ಹಂಚಲಾಗಿತ್ತು.ಮಕ್ಕಳು ವಿವಿಧ ವರ್ಣರಂಜಿತ ವೇಷಭೂಷಣಗಳಿಂದ ಎಲ್ಲರ ಮನರಂಜಿಸಿದರು.ನಂತರದಲ್ಲಿ ಪಠ್ಯೇತರ ಚಟುವಟಿಕೆಗಳಲ್ಲಿ ವಿಜೇತರಾದ ವಿಧ್ಯಾರ್ಥಿಗಳಿಗೆ ಬಹುಮಾನ ವಿತರಿಸಲಾಯಿತು.

ಎರಡು ದಿನದ ಕಾರ್ಯಕ್ರಮದಲ್ಲಿ ಸರತಿಯಾಗಿ ಶ್ರೀಮತಿ ವೇದಾವತಿ,ಶ್ರೀಮತಿ ಜಯಂತಿ,ಶ್ರೀಮತಿ ಅಂಕಿತಾ,  ಹಾಗೂ ಶ್ರೀಮತಿ ಸಂಧ್ಯಾರಾಣಿ ತೀರ್ಪುಗಾರರಾಗಿದ್ದರು.ಶ್ರೀಮತಿ ನಳಿನಾ ಸ್ವಾಗತಿಸಿ ಶ್ರೀಮತಿ ಮಧುರಾ ಪ್ರಾಸ್ತಾವಿಸಿ ಶ್ರೀಮತಿ ಅನಿತಾ ವಂದಿಸಿದರು.

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ಪುಸ್ತಕ ಸಪ್ತಾಹ 2018- 19

ಸಾಗರದ ಅಮಟೆಕೊಪ್ಪದಲ್ಲಿರುವ ಹೊಂಗಿರಣ ವಿದ್ಯಾಸಂಸ್ಥೆಯಲ್ಲಿ ದಿನಾಂಕ ನವೆಂಬರ್ 14 ರಿಂದ 22 ರ ವರೆಗೆ ಪುಸ್ತಕ ಸಪ್ತಾಹವನ್ನು ಆಚರಿಸಲಾಯಿತು.

ವಿದ್ಯಾರ್ಥಿಗಳಲ್ಲಿ ಓದುವ ಕೌಶಲ್ಯವನ್ನು ಬೆಳೆಸುವ ಜೊತೆಗೆ ಗ್ರಂಥಾಲಯದ ಕಡೆಗೆ ಆಕರ್ಷಿಸುವ ಸಲುವಾಗಿ ಪ್ರಾಥಮಿಕ,ಮಾಧ್ಯಮಿಕ, ಪ್ರೌಢ ಹಾಗೂ ಕಾಲೇಜು ವಿಭಾಗದ ವಿದ್ಯಾರ್ಥಿಗಳಿಗೆ ವಿವಿಧ ಚಟುವಟಿಕೆಗಳನ್ನು ನಡೆಸಲಾಯಿತು.

ಇದರ ಅಂಗವಾಗಿ ದಿನಾಂಕ 22 ರಂದು ನಡೆದ ಸಭಾಕಾರ್ಯಕ್ರಮದಲ್ಲಿ ಮುಖ್ಯ ಅತಿಥಿಯಾಗಿ ಆಗಮಿಸಿದ್ದ ಹೆಗ್ಗೋಡಿನ ನೀನಾಸಂನ ಪ್ರಾಂಶುಪಾಲರಾದ ಶ್ರೀಯುತ ವೆಂಕಟರಮಣ ಐತಾಳ್ ಮಾತನಾಡಿ  “ ಗ್ರಂಥಾಲಯ ಶಾಲೆಯ ಆಸ್ತಿ”,  ಪುಸ್ತಕಗಳು ಕೇವಲ ಜ್ಞಾನವನ್ನು ಮಾತ್ರ ನೀಡದೆ ಮಾನವೀಯ ಮೌಲ್ಯಗಳನ್ನು ಬೆಳೆಸುತ್ತವೆ. ಆಧುನಿಕವಾಗಿ ಮಾಧ್ಯಮಗಳು ಎಷ್ಟೇ ಬೆಳೆದಿದ್ದರೂ ಪುಸ್ತಕದಷ್ಟು ಖುಷಿ ಕೊಡುವ ಮಾಧ್ಯಮ ಮತ್ತೊಂದಿಲ್ಲ “ ಎಂದರು.

ಕಾರ್ಯಕ್ರಮದಲ್ಲಿ ಶಿಕ್ಷಕರು ಮತ್ತು ವಿದ್ಯಾರ್ಥಿಗಳು ರಚಿಸಿದ “ ಭಾವ ಭಂಡಾರ” ಎಂಬ ಕವನ ಸಂಕಲನವನ್ನು ಬಿಡುಗಡೆಗೊಳಿಸಲಾಯಿತು. ಪ್ರಾಸ್ತಾವಿಕ ನುಡಿಗಳಾನ್ನಾಡಿದ ಗ್ರಂಥಪಾಲಕರಾದ ಶ್ರೀಮತಿ  ಶಿಲ್ಪಾ. ಎಮ್. ಹೆಚ್. ರವರು “ ಕಲಿಕೆ ಎಲ್ಲಿಂದಲೋ ಬರುವಂತಹದಲ್ಲ ಅದು ನಮ್ಮೊಳಗಿಂದ ಆಗಬೇಕು ಪುಸ್ತಕದ ಓದು ಮಸ್ತಕಕ್ಕೆ ಹೋದಾಗ ಮಾತ್ರ ಓದು ಯಶಸ್ವಿಯಾಗುತ್ತದೆ.” ಎಂದರು.

ಕಾರ್ಯಕ್ರಮದಲ್ಲಿ ಶಿಕ್ಷಕಿ ರೇಖಾರವರು ಅನಿಸಿಕೆ ಹಂಚಿಕೊಂಡರು. ವಿದ್ಯಾರ್ಥಿಗಳು ಪುಸ್ತಕದ ಮಹತ್ವದ ಬಗ್ಗೆ ಕಿರು ಪ್ರಹಸನ ಪ್ರದರ್ಶಿಸಿದರು. ವಿದ್ಯಾರ್ಥಿ ಮನೋಜ್ ತಮ್ಮ ಅನಿಸಿಕೆ ಹಂಚಿಕೊಂಡರು . ಇದೇ ವೇಳೆ ಪುಸ್ತಕ ಸಪ್ತಾಹದ ಅಂಗವಾಗಿ ಆಯೋಜಿಸಲಾಗಿದ್ದ ವಿವಿಧ ಸ್ಪರ್ಧೆಗಳಲ್ಲಿ ವಿಜೇತರಾದ ವಿದ್ಯಾರ್ಥಿಗಳಿಗೆ ಬಹುಮಾನ ವಿತರಿಸಲಾಯಿತು.

ಕಾರ್ಯಕ್ರಮದ ಅಧ್ಯಕ್ಷತೆವಹಿಸಿದ್ದ ಶ್ರೀನಿವಾಸ್ ಪಡವಗೋಡುರವರು ಮಾತನಾಡಿ “ ಇತ್ತೀಚಿನ ದಿನಗಳಲ್ಲಿ ಓದುವವರ ಸಂಖ್ಯೆ ಕಡಿಮೆಯಾಗಿದ್ದು ಮಕ್ಕಳಲ್ಲಿ ಬೇರೆ ಬೇರೆ ಹವ್ಯಾಸಗಳ ಜೊತೆಗೆ ಓದುವ ಹವ್ಯಾಸ ಕರಗತವಾಗಬೇಕು”ಎಂದರು. ಸಂಸ್ಥೆಯ ಪ್ರಾಂಶುಪಾಲರಾದ ಶ್ರೀಮತಿ ಶೋಭಾ ರವೀಂದ್ರ, ಉಪ ಪ್ರಾಂಶುಪಾಲರಾದ  ಅರವಿಂದ ಗುರ್ಜಾರ್ ಮತ್ತು ಸಂಸ್ಥೆಯ  ಟ್ರಸ್ಟಿಗಳಾದ  ಅಶೋಕ ಹಾಗೂ ರೇಖಾ ಅಶೋಕ ಉಪಸ್ಥಿತರಿದ್ದರು.

ಕಾರ್ಯಕ್ರಮದಲ್ಲಿ ವಿದ್ಯಾರ್ಥಿಗಳು ಪ್ರಾರ್ಥಿಸಿದರೆ, ಆತ್ಮಶ್ರೀ ಸ್ವಾಗತಿಸಿದರು, ಆದರ್ಶ ವಂದಿಸಿದರು, ನವ್ಯಶ್ರೀ ನಿರೂಪಿಸಿದರು.

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Pilikula trip

“Memories of journeys never leave the mind. The most beautiful ones keep replaying, leaving yearning for a trip like that, again.”
The above quote indeed suits the trip that was organised by the college section on 23rd October 2018.
It was around 11.30 PM on 22nd October, when 54 students of 2nd Pu along with 4 escort teachers left the campus to Pilikula Nisarga Dhama near Mangalore set amidst the nature. The destination was reached at 4.15 AM in the morning.
Firstly students were taken to zoo around 9.30 in the morning which is located inside the Pilikula campus. It’s an amazing enclosure of animals and birds at the biological reserve. Students were excited seeing lions, tigers, leopards, bears and many more animals roaming freely in the natural environment just a few feet away from them. Varieties of snakes which included almost all the species of the subcontinent, in glass cages were awesome.
In the afternoon, students were taken to the Manasa Amusement park featuring colourful slides, swimming pool and an aquatic playground. The enjoyment of the students reached its zenith and gathered some unforgettable moments.
Later in the evening the troops reached the planetarium to watch the most exhilarating 3D show. It gave the students an insight to science and technology.
The taste of the delicious food that was served whole day was everlasting. Students experienced a great joy throughout their journey. Dance, music, masthi gave unlimited fun to all. The full moon smilingly following us throughout the journey was mesmerising.
All together the whole trip was filled with fun, joy and tons of sweet memories to relish for the entire life.
STUDENTS OPINION:
Sinchana of 2nd Pu opined that “It was really a memorable time spent in Pilikula with my lovely friends and caring teachers.. We all enjoyed a lot in Manasa water park, which was unforgettable moments for us. Planetarium was really super. Along with enjoyment we learnt many things regarding our academics which improved our knowledge. I thank all our teachers who arranged this wonderful trip, enjoyed with us and cared for us.”
Likhith of 2nd Pu opined that “ It was a wonderful time spent in Pilikula with my teachers and friends. The best part about the trip is Manasa Water park, where everyone enjoyed a lot. Our teachers took good care of us and were updating every information on WhatsApp group, which was a very good thing according to my parents. Along with enjoying we learnt many other good things which will be helpful in future.”

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KALAANUSANDHAANA

“KALAANUSANDHAANA”, a workshop for high school students had been organized on 2nd October, 2018 in the school premises.  The main target of the workshop is to introduce different forms of the culture to the students along with the day to-day learning process. It is also intended to facilitate the way of understanding various cultural forms.

Workshop Structure for Class X

  • An elaborated presentation and demonstration of folk songs (SESSION ON JANAPADA GEETEGALU)

 

Workshop Structure for Class IX

  • Briefing about the use of makeup, process of makeup and demonstration on face makeup through practical makeup making. (SESSION ON HOW TO MAKE FACE PAINTING)
  • A presentation by a retired military soldier about his experience in the war field. (AN INTERACTIVE SESSION BY AN EX-MILITARY MAN)

DURATION

Class X had the session of four hours where as the class IX had 2 sessions of 2 hours each.

 

WORKSHOP ON JANAPADA GEETEGALU (FOLK SONGS)

Resource Person:  Mr. Mohan Kumar N – a man with high energy and enormous knowledge in the field of folk art.

Mr. Mohan Kumar. N, a well known folk artist and a young theatre person and a theatre trainer mesmerized the children with his knowledge on ‘Folk Songs’. He discussed about the birth of folk songs, types and difference between various forms of folk songs. With the historical background he even exhibited the style of singing through melodious articulation. He explained that, costume is the attraction of this genre. He discussed about ‘Ballads’, ‘Gigi Pada’ ‘Kolata’, ‘Doddata’, ‘Sannata’, ‘Yakshagana’, ‘Bayalata’ etc.  He also gave many examples by singing songs from each type. Later he gave practice to the students regarding singing a number of folk songs by giving the lyrics. His session totally energized the campus with the folk songs.

WORKSHOP ON FACE PAINTING

Resource Person: Mr. Gurumurthi Varadamula– a well known personality in the field of theatre and acting.

He began his session ‘How to Make Simple Makeup’ by explaining the pros and cons of make up making. He explained about the color combination, appearance, mixing different colors, way of beautifying the face etc. He also demonstrated this art by making the face of a saint in front of all the students. The development of the makeup that took place in front of them, made them to feel mesmerized.

AN INTERACTIVE SESSION BY AN EX-MILITARY MAN

Resource Person: Mr. Subhashchandra Tejasvi– retired army personnel, Indian Army.

He began his session with the narration of his life as an army person, his training days, initial stage as a soldier, a number of velour stories, his experience that he gained through being in the war field, a number of military operations, life of a soldier, items that they carried in their bags etc. After his speech students asked numerous questions and got satisfaction with the answers. His total presentation brought a real patriotic feeling in the campus.

 

Opinion:

Positive opinion of the students was the testimony for the success of this one day workshop. Class X students were of the opinion that they came to know about the richness of the ‘folk art’ for the first time. They were really mesmerized by the energy level of the resource person. It was because of this energy that they demanded to organize such sessions repeatedly in the institution on various other genres of art and literature. In the opinion of IX students after this session they started to think about the ‘makeup’ from another angle. It made them to concentrate even on the color combination that needs to be used in the makeup. About the soldier’s talk, they had no words to express their gratitude for organizing that session. They opined that, they could just read and hear about military operations and soldier’s life from third line sources but this session made them to meet and to have direct conversation with a real war hero. So, it was a real unforgettable day for them.

Those parents, who came to school after the workshop, expressed their gratitude for conducting such workshops repeatedly. In their opinion these workshops and other co-curricular activities are making Hongirana to stand differently in front of all other institutions. With this they assure of a greater co-operation for all the ventures that the institution takes for their students.

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ಹಣ್ಣು ಹಾಗೂ ತರಕಾರಿಗಳ ಪ್ರದರ್ಶನ

ಸಾಗರ- ೨೩/೧೦/೨೦೧೪ ರ ಮಂಗಳವಾರದಂದು ಹೊಂಗಿರಣ ಸ್ಕೂಲ್  ಆಫ಼್ ಎಕ್ಸಲೆನ್ಸ್ ಅಮಟೆಕೊಪ್ಪದಲ್ಲಿ ಪಠ್ಯವಿಷಯಕ್ಕೆ ಸಂಬಂಧಿಸಿದ “ಹಣ್ಣು ಹಾಗೂ ತರಕಾರಿಗಳ ಪ್ರದರ್ಶನ “ ನರ್ಸರಿ ಮಕ್ಕಳಿಂದ ಅರ್ಥಪೂರ್ಣವಾಗಿ ಶಿಸ್ತುಬದ್ಧವಾಗಿ  ಮೂಡಿಬಂತು.

ಚೀನಿಕಾಯಿಯಲ್ಲಿ ದೀಪ ಬೆಳಗಿಸುವುದರ ಮೂಲಕ ಸಂಸ್ಥೆಯ ಟ್ರಸ್ಟಿಗಳಾದ ಶ್ರೀಯುತ ಅಶೋಕ ಹಾಗೂ ಶ್ರೀಮತಿ ರೇಖಾ ದಂಪತಿಗಳಿಂದ  ಕಾರ್ಯಕ್ರಮ ಉದ್ಘಾಟನೆಗೊಂಡಿತು. ಸಂಸ್ಥೆಯ ಪ್ರಾಂಶುಪಾಲರಾದ ಶ್ರ‍ೀಮತಿ ಶೋಭಾ ರವೀಂದ್ರ ಹಾಗೂ ಪ್ರಾಥಮಿಕ ವಿಭಾಗದ ಮುಖ್ಯಸ್ಥೆಯಾದ ಶ್ರ‍ೀಮತಿ  ಕಮಲಾ ಗುಡಿಗಾರ ರವರು ಸಹ ಕಾರ್ಯಕ್ರಮದ ಉದ್ಘಾಟನೆಯಲ್ಲಿ ಪಾಲ್ಗೊಂಡಿದ್ದರು.

ಬಣ್ಣ-ಬಣ್ಣದ ಬಟ್ಟೆ ತೊಟ್ಟ ಪುಟ್ಟ ಮಕ್ಕಳು  ಬಗೆ-ಬಗೆಯ ಹಣ್ಣು ತರಕಾರಿಗಳ ಬಗ್ಗೆ ಚಿಕ್ಕದಾಗಿ ಚೊಕ್ಕದಾಗಿ ವಿವರಿಸಿದರು. ಪೋಷಕರಾದ ಶ್ರೀಮತಿ ಸಂಧ್ಯಾರವರ ಕೈಚಳಕದಿಂದ ಮೂಡಿಬಂದ ಹಣ್ಣು ಹಾಗೂ ತರಕಾರಿಗಳ ಕಲಾಕೃತಿಗಳು ಎಲ್ಲರ ಗಮನ ಸೆಳೆಯಿತು.

ಕಾರ್ಯಕ್ರಮದಲ್ಲಿ ಪ್ರಾಥಮಿಕ ವಿಭಾಗದ ಮಕ್ಕಳು, ಶಿಕ್ಷಕರು ಹಾಗೂ ಶಿಕ್ಷಕೇತರ ಸಿಬ್ಬಂದಿ ವರ್ಗದವರು ಸಹ ಸರತಿ ಸಾಲಿನಲ್ಲಿ ಹಾಜರಾದರು. ನಂತರದಲ್ಲಿ ಮಕ್ಕಳು ಹಾಗೂ ಹಾಜರಾದ ಎಲ್ಲರಿಗೂ ಹಣ್ಣಿನ ಸಲಾಡ್ ಹಾಗೂ ಕೋಸಂಬರಿಯನ್ನು ಹಂಚಲಾಯಿತು.

ಶಿಕ್ಷಕಿಯರಾದ ಕುಮಾರಿ ಅರ್ಪಣಾ, ವಿನುತಾ, ಅಕ್ಷಿತಾ ಶ್ರೀಮತಿ ದೀಪಾ, ಹಾಗೂ ಪರೋಕ್ಷವಾಗಿ ಸಹಕರಿಸಿದ ಮುಂತಾದವರ ಸಹಾಯದಿಂದ ಈ  ಕಾರ್ಯಕ್ರಮವು ಯಶಸ್ವಿಯಾಗಿ ನೇರವೇರಿತು.

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FIELD TRIP TO HUMCHA

“Nothing beats an exciting hands-on experience to deepen the 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.”

The above quote is apt for the field trip that was being organized by the middle section for Class VII on 11th October 2018, to Humcha or Hombuja, near Thirthahalli, Shivamogga.

It was around 9.45 am when 103 students and 6 escort teachers left the campus to Humcha and reached the destination at 11 am. Firstly, the children were escorted to the venerable Jain temple dedicated to Goddess Padmavathi. One of the priests of the temple guided us and narrated the history of the temple. He said about the Lakki Tree, that never dries and about the ever thronging devotees to the temple throughout the year.  Later, the children were taken to Jain Basadis of Mahaveera, built in Chalukyan era.  The main attraction there was the Monolithic pillar with rich carvings.  The students were enthralled by the beauty of the temple and noted down the history of it.  Then they were taken to a renowned pond called “Muththina Kere” which never dries and is fed constantly by the water oozing out from the point of origin of river Kumudvati.

Post this, the enthusiastic students were escorted to the statue of Bahubali which was on top of the hill.  It was a spectacular scene of the nearby village and the mutt, from the view point of the hillock.  According to the inscriptions found here, the basadi was constructed in the year 898 AD by Vikramaditya Santara.

The children were then served delicious lunch at the temple.  After this, they were taken to Billeshwara temple.  It is believed that River Kumudvathi, takes its origin at Kusuma Tirtha.  The cold, sweet water flows via a hole from a nearby hillock to feed the River Kumudvathi.  The children enjoyed the flow of water thoroughly and set off with their return journey.  They diligently collected all the points that were required for their integrated project.  Totally, it was a day spent worthily in the peaceful place amidst greenery.

STUDENTS OPINION:

Abhishek Aithal of Class VII opined that, “It was very exciting and this was the first time I had been there.  We had an argument whether we would see an elephant there while travelling in the bus, and I could see one and could also meet a racing horse, Heera. We had been to a lake as well; there were shoal of fish near the bank of the lake which were humongous.  We then had been to Humcha Jain Mutt, where all of us enjoyed by ringing the huge bell. A small temple nearby was a treasure of inscriptions on stone which fascinated me a lot.  We had delicious lunch that was served by temple in ”Bhojana Shala”.  Later, we were escorted to Gomateshwara temple which was a very fantastic view point of the entire Humcha village.  The most amazing spot was the origin of “Kumudvathi” River which was just a trickle of water, cold and sweet from the hillocks near Billeshwara temple.  Totally, it was an educational cum pleasure trip which was pollution free where we learnt a lot of history amidst greenery.

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