Fresher’s day

Continuing with the proud tradition of the college, senior students and freshers of the college mingled with each other at the fresher’s party “Araluva Hoogalu” held on 1st July in the glass house.


The celebration started sharp at 9:30 AM with the welcome song followed by the welcome speech by Adarsh A S of second PUC.

Principal Mrs. Shobha Ravindra blessed the students and encouraged them to work hard. College head Mrs. Ambika Patil, in her speech said that students should be aware of their responsibilities in the society along with their academics.

The formal program concluded with the vote of thanks delivered by Prema of II PUC which is followed by the cultural program. The ceremony saw many dazzling performances by students from energetic dance numbers that made the day even more charming. The show ” week end with army” received good response from the audience. Students got more excited when the principal of our college participated in this act. They had a good social message to convey through their stage performance.

It was a fun filled event at which the freshers got an opportunity not only to showcase their talents but also to connect with seniors.

The campus was reverberated with the songs, dances and other programmes. All freshers including the seniors rocked the ceremony and enjoyed the celebrations.

All the freshers thanked the seniors for hosting such a nice program that they could cherish lifelong.

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ನಮ್ಮ ಜೀವನದಲ್ಲಿ ತಂದೆ-ತಾಯಿಯ ನಂತರದ ಸ್ಥಾನ ಗುರುವಿನದ್ದಾಗಿದೆ. ಜ್ಞಾನ  ಎಂಬ ಬೆಳಕಿನೆಡೆಗೆ ನಮ್ಮನ್ನು ಕೊಂಡೊಯ್ಯುವ ಈ ಮಹಾನುಭವರಾದ ಗುರುಗಳು ನಮ್ಮ ಜೀವನದ ದಿಕ್ಕನ್ನು ಬದಲಾಯಿಸುವುದರಲ್ಲಿ ಪ್ರಮುಖರಾಗಿದ್ದಾರೆ. ಇಂತಹ ಗುರುಗಳನ್ನು ಸ್ಮರಿಸಿಕೊಂಡು ಅವರಿಗೆ ಗೌರವ ತೋರುವ  ನಿಟ್ಟಿನಲ್ಲಿ ಹಾಗೂ ಮಕ್ಕಳಿಗೆ ಮೌಲ್ಯಯುತ ಶಿಕ್ಷಣ  ಮತ್ತು ನಮ್ಮ ಸಂಸ್ಕೃತಿಯ ಬಗ್ಗೆ ಅರಿವು ಮೂಡಿಸುವ ಉದ್ದೇಶದಿಂದ ದಿನಾಂಕ ೦೮-೦೭-೧೭ರ ಶನಿವಾರದಂದು  ಹೊಂಗಿರಣ ಸ್ಕೂಲ್ ಆಫ಼್ ಎಕ್ಸಲೆನ್ಸ್,  ಅಮಟೆಕೊಪ್ಪದಲ್ಲಿ ಗುರುಪೂರ್ಣಿಮ ಕಾರ್ಯಕ್ರಮವನ್ನು ಆಯೋಜಿಸಲಾಗಿತ್ತು.

ಕಾರ್ಯಕ್ರಮವು ಗುರುಪರಂಪರೆಯ ಶ್ರೇಷ್ಠತೆಯನ್ನು ಪ್ರದರ್ಶಿಸುವುದರ  ಮೂಲಕ ಉದ್ಘಾಟನೆಗೊಂಡಿತು. ಕಾರ್ಯಕ್ರಮಕ್ಕೆ ಮುಖ್ಯ ಅತಿಥಿಗಳಾಗಿ ಆಗಮಿಸಿದ ನಿವೃತ್ತ ಉಪನ್ಯಾಸಕರಾದ ಶ್ರೀಯುತ ಕೆ. ಎಸ್. ಶ್ರೀಧರಮೂರ್ತಿ ಕಡಸೂರು ಇವರು ಕಥೆಯ ಮೂಲಕ ಮಕ್ಕಳಿಗೆ ಜೀವನದಲ್ಲಿ ಗುರುವಿನ ಮಹತ್ವ ತಿಳಿಸಿಕೊಟ್ಟರು.

ಕಾರ್ಯಕ್ರಮಕ್ಕೆ ಅಧ್ಯಕ್ಷರಾಗಿ ಆಗಮಿಸಿದ ಶ್ರೀಯುತ  ಜಗನ್ನಾಥ ಆರ್ .ಪತ್ರಿಕಾ ವರದಿಗಾರರು ಆನಂದಪುರಂ ಇವರು ತಮ್ಮ ಅಧ್ಯಕ್ಷೀಯ ಭಾಷಣದಲ್ಲಿ “ಇಂದು ನಮಗೆ ಗುರುಪೂರ್ಣಿಮೆಯಂತಹ ಕಾರ್ಯಕ್ರಮದ  ಅವಶ್ಯಕತೆ ಇದೆ. ಹಾಗೆಯೇ ಈ ಶಾಲೆಯಲ್ಲಿ ಮೌಲ್ಯಯುತ ಶಿಕ್ಷಣವನ್ನು ಮಕ್ಕಳಿಗೆ ನೀಡುತ್ತಿದ್ದಾರೆ. ಇದರಿಂದಾಗಿ ಮಕ್ಕಳು ಒಳ್ಳೆಯ ಸಂಸ್ಕಾರವನ್ನು ರೂಢಿಸಿಕೊಂಡಿದ್ದಾರೆ.”  ಎಂದು ನುಡಿದರು.

ಮಕ್ಕಳಿಂದ ಹಾಡು,ನೃತ್ಯ ಮತ್ತು ಶಿಕ್ಷಕರಿಂದ ಗುರುಮಹಿಮೆಯನ್ನು ಸಾರುವ ಕಿರುನಾಟಕ ಪ್ರದರ್ಶಿಸಲ್ಪಟ್ಟಿತು.ಕಾರ್ಯಕ್ರಮದಲ್ಲಿ ಶಾಲೆಯ ಪ್ರಾಂಶುಪಾಲರಾದ ಶ್ರೀಮತಿ ಶೋಭಾ ರವೀಂದ್ರ,ಪ್ರಾಥಮಿಕ ವಿಭಾಗದ ಮುಖ್ಯಸ್ಥರಾದ ಶ್ರೀಮತಿ ಕಮಲಾಗುಡಿಗಾರ್,ಶಿಕ್ಷಕರು ಹಾಗೂ ಪೋಷಕರು ಉಪಸ್ಥಿತರಿದ್ದರು.

ಶಿಕ್ಷಕಿಯರಾದ ಶ್ರೀಮತಿ ವನಿತಾ ನಾಡಿಗ್ ಸ್ವಾಗತಿಸಿ,ಶ್ರೀಮತಿ ಜಯಶ್ರೀ ಪ್ರಾಸ್ತಾವಿಸಿ,ಶ್ರೀಮತಿ ಸುಧಾ ಶೇಟ್ ವಂದಿಸಿ,ಶ್ರೀಮತಿ ವೀಣಾ ನಿರೂಪಿಸಿದರು.

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Life is more fun if you play games.  To give such entertainment to the residential students, a Volleyball Tournament was organized on 2nd July 2017 in the school campus.

At around 10.30 am, a formal inauguration match was played by teachers along with Hostel Warden Mr. Sunil Halethota.  Later, match was conducted by dividing the interested students into 5 teams of boys and 2 teams of girls along with 1 teacher’s team.  The junior boys and girls cheered their seniors very enthusiastically.  The teachers also enjoyed equally playing with children.  The rest of the teachers who were spectators cheered the students and supported them throughout.  Totally, there were 7 sets of match played in which the one of the boys teams was successful in defeating the teachers team.  It was an awesome experience to the students as the new comers in the residential jelled up with others and felt very comfortable and homely.   Totally it emerged as a very good stress buster for both the students and the teachers.


Karna of Class X opined that “There was a tough competition between teams as the match was played amongst 6 teams including residential teachers.  The junior boys and girls cheered us throughout the game and it boosted our energy.  Finally we had to face our teacher’s team as well.  They emerged as good competitors to us.  The other teachers who didn’t participate in the game remained as spectators ad supported the students which energized us even more.    The new comers to the institution were also given chance to play, this created oneness amongst us.  We took the victory and defeat with a very sportive spirit and congratulated the winners.  Totally it was a good example for our juniors with respect to team spirit and co-ordination.  I really thank our institution for giving us such an opportunity to come out of our tedious daily schedule”.


Mrs Mamatha, a residential teacher opined “It was an amazing experience to see students playing so enthusiastically.  Volleyball Match being one of their favourite games both students and teachers enjoyed it to the core.  Although it was just organized for entertainment, I could see the real sportsmanship in them.  They played with the teachers also with the same spirit.  The spectators were the junior boys and girls along with a few other residential teachers including me.  The spectators remained continuously energized in cheering the players.  The curiosity prevailed throughout the game and kept us in mystery till the game was concluded.  Totally it was a good entertainment both for the players and the spectators.”

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To create awareness among students about Yoga, junior residential students from Class IV to VIII were given an opportunity to understand importance of Yoga in a better way.  The session was led by residential teachers Mrs. Vani, Mrs. Kalpana and Mr. Vasudev.  Mrs Vani gave a kick start to the session by teaching students a couple of verses of Yoga.  Later she quoted about Ashtanga Yoga which includes not only the physical exercise but also a lifestyle associated with some moral ethics of life, like speaking truth, serving the society, having balanced diet, loving your fellow beings, cleanliness, etc.  This was followed by a few videos of Sadhguru.  Later the session was taken over by Mrs Kalpana who discussed about the importance of celebrating International Yoga Day.  Later they discussed about water therapy to cleanse the systems internally by drinking ample water.  Thus totally, the session was fruitful in making the tiny tots understand the importance of Yoga which is our internationally recognized heritage.

Student’s Opinion

Tejas G M of Class VIII said, “We didn’t know anything about Ashtanga Yoga and we understood it very well this day.  We also got to know that Yoga is our contribution to the entire world.  We also got to know that Yoga was practiced in Mysore Palace Grounds by thousands of people on international yoga day.  Vani Mam and Kalpana Mam showed us some interesting videos of Yoga postures.  Adiyogi song by Kailash Kher was really melodious which was played couple of times on our request.  Vani mam also taught us a few verses in Sanskrit.  We were also told the importance of cleansing our body through water therapy.  Drinking water cleanses our systems internally.   Totally it was a wonderful experience as we got to know the real meaning & benefits of Yoga which increases our memory power, concentration and quality of life.”

Teacher’s Opinion

The residential teacher Mrs. Kalpana said, “It was a tricky feel to engage the vibrant brains, make them sit calmly and listen to the talk on yoga.  But my thought was wrong.  They actually reciprocated and interacted very well whenever questions related to health and yoga were asked.  A couple of them also exhibited certain yoga feats.  Mrs. Vani and I were successful in grabbing their attention by discussing certain interesting facts about yoga which is also to do with cleansing of our body internally and externally.  This fascinated children.  The main attraction of the day was the song that we played from Sadhguru’s video about “Adiyogi” sung by well known singer Khailash Kher.  It was totally a meaningful session for them in which they got to know more about Mr. Narendra Modi’s contribution in making the Indian heritage “Yoga” a worldwide talk”.

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“The only really happy people are those who have learnt to serve” …….by A. Schiweitzer

Hongirana believes in inculcating leadership qualities among the students.  Hence, one of the major events that takes place every year is the Residential School Election.   The procedures are quite similar to our General Assembly Election.  Here interested candidates who have leadership qualities file their nominations.  They do canvassing and then a day will be fixed for election.

This academic year 2017-18, the election was conducted to choose leaders for the positions – Hostel President, Mess leader, Sports Leader, CCA (Co-curricular Activity) Leader and Dormitory Leader.  The interested candidates gave their nominations.   The campus was filled with the noise of canvassing by the students supporting their favourite leaders, a couple of days before the election.

Finally, we got the ballet paper printed.  25thJune, 2017 was chosen as the day of election.  All the students cast their vote to their favourite leaders peacefully and by 12pm the counting started.   The results were declared at 1.00 pm.  The students cheered and celebrated the victory of their elected leaders enthusiastically.

Investiture programme was conducted on 26th June 2017.  At around 7 pm, the formal programme of oath taking began with the honourable Principal Mrs Shobha Ravindra dictating the oath to the elected leaders.  The Principal wished good luck to the leaders along with Hostel Warden Mr Sunil Halethota and all residential teachers.  To sum up, it was a thrilling experience for the students as they felt very responsible in electing leaders.  This ultimately will have a good impact on their real life experience.

Student’s Opinion

Sharath Bhargav of Class IX said, “I felt as if I was taking part in one of the General Assembly elections.  This kind of programmes gives us live experiences of democracy.  Since we have elected leaders, we have faith in our leaders that they will indulge themselves promptly in upholding the name of the institution and also in sorting out our issues at the earliest.  We got to know the entire election procedure right from filing of nominations, canvassing, casting of vote, election booth rules, counting procedure and investiture.  Totally, it helped us in emerging as leaders some day in life which was totally a thrilling feel”.

Teachers Opinion

Mr Vasudev said, “It was totally the democracy of students.  We never involved in any kind of selection process.  Totally all students’ involvement was encouraged and we just remained as supporters for them.  Students filed nominations in good numbers and began canvassing.   On the day of election, we saw how each and every student, be it junior or senior, took responsibility of electing their leader.  We saw the real democratic spirit in children that day.  Students maintained a peaceful environment throughout the election process.   The investiture also was carried forward as per procedure.  Totally our thought of giving them a live experience of voting and election was really successful.”

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“Yoga is an invaluable gift of Indian ancient tradition.  It embodies unity of mind and body; thought and action; restraint and fulfillment; harmony between man and nature; a holistic approach to health and well-being. It is not about exercise but to discover the sense of oneness with oneself, the world and the nature. This is the call from our beloved Prime Minister Mr.  Narendra Modi”.  Hongirana believes in changing the lifestyle of its students by teaching the essence and by creating consciousness about yoga which ultimately helps in their well being. Thus, it works towards adopting Yoga in its daily chores.  International Yoga Day was celebrated at Hongirana on 21st June 2017.

As a response to this righteous International call of Yoga, Hongirana students started their day whole heartedly by practicing yoga.  At 6 am all the students from Class IV to II PUC along with residential teachers assembled in the hall equipped with their Yoga mats.  Yoga session started by chanting Patanjali Yoga verse.  Later in the able guidance of our Physical Education teacher Mr. Vasudev, students began with warm up exercises and performed a few Aasanas. Surya namaskara is believed to be very beneficial and equivalent to several yogasanas benefiting all parts of the body.  So, Immediately after Suryanamaskara students worked on praanayama in their respective classrooms once the school began.  Totally it was a unique experience to the students and also got to know the culture and heritage of our nation.


Ms. Gagana of Class VIII opined that “I am new to the residential school set up.  What makes me feel special about our school is that we are given to practice praanayaama even during breaks before resuming regular classes.  This is a kind of refreshment every time enhances our memory and concentration power.  International yoga day celebration gave us actual awareness as to how predominant our Indian culture and heritage is which is recognized internationally.   I am really proud to be an Indian.  Totally I am proud to be the student of Hongirana”.


Mrs. Vani, a residential teacher and residential yoga instructor of our school said that “I am really proud of our institute for conducting such programmes which gives them awareness of good lifestyle right from their young age.  They regularly practice yoga like pranayaama immediately after their leisure breaks.  This enhances their memory power.  Today’s celebration gave them knowledge about how our Yoga tradition is internationally recognized and felt proud about our country.”

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ಕಲ್ಲು, ಮಣ್ಣು, ನದಿ, ಗುಡ್ದ, ನಭ, ಪರ್ವತಗಳನ್ನೊಳಗೊಂಡ ಪರಿಸರ ಜಡವಲ್ಲ ಅದೊಂದು ಚೇತನ. ಇಂತಹ ಪರಿಸರದೊಂದಿಗೆ ಮಕ್ಕಳು ಬೆರೆತು ಕಲಿತಾಗ ನಿಜವಾದ ಕಲಿಕೆ ಉಂಟಾಗುತ್ತದೆ. ಆದ್ದರಿಂದ ಮಕ್ಕಳಲ್ಲಿ ಪರಿಸರದ ಬಗ್ಗೆ ಕಾಳಾಜಿ ಮೂಡಿಸಲು ದಿನಾಂಕ ೩೦೦೫೨೦೧೭ ರಂದು ನಮ್ಮ ಶಾಲೆಯ ಪ್ರಾಥಮಿಕ ವಿಭಾಗದ  ಮಕ್ಕಳಿಗೆ ಹತ್ತಿರದ ಶ್ರಮಜೀವಿ ಆಶ್ರಮಕ್ಕೆ ಹೊರಸಂಚಾರ  ಏರ್ಪಡಿಸಲಾಗಿತ್ತು. ತುಂತುರು ಮಳೆಯೊಂದಿಗೆ ಮಕ್ಕಳ ಹೊರಸಂಚಾರವು ಆರಂಭವಾಯಿತು. ಮಾರ್ಗದಲ್ಲಿ ಮಕ್ಕಳು ಗಿಡಮರಗಳನ್ನು  ವೀಕ್ಷಿಸುತ್ತಾ ಅದರ ಬಗ್ಗೆ ಚರ್ಚಿಸುತ್ತಾ  ಶ್ರಮಜೀವಿ ಆಶ್ರಮದೆಡೆಗೆ ಸಾಗಿದರು.

                      ನಂತರ ಶ್ರಮಜೀವಿ ಆಶ್ರಮದಲ್ಲಿ ಶಿಕ್ಷಕಿ ಶ್ರೀಮತಿ ಸುಧಾ ಅವರು ಶಾಲಾ ನಿಯಮಗಳನ್ನು ಮಕ್ಕಳಿಗೆ ತಿಳಿಸಿದರು. ಎಲ್ಲಾ ಶಿಕ್ಷಕರು ಗುಂಪುಗಳಾಗಿ ಮಾಡಿ ಹಾಡು, ನೃತ್ಯ, ಚಟುವಟಿಕೆಗಳ ಮೂಲಕ ಮಕ್ಕಳಿಗೆ ಕೌಶಲದ ಜೊತೆಗೆ ಆನಂದವನ್ನು ನೀಡಿದರು.

               ತದನಂತರ   ಮಕ್ಕಳು ಪಕ್ಕದಲ್ಲಿರುವ ಕೆರೆಯ ಬಳಿ ಸಾಗಿದರು. ಇತ್ತೀಚಿಗೆ ನೀರಿನ ಸಮಸ್ಯೆಯು ಕಂಡು ಬರುತ್ತಿದೆ.

ಇದನ್ನು ನೀಗಿಸಲು ಸ್ಥಳೀಯರು ಕೆರೆಯ ಹೂಳನ್ನು ಎತ್ತಿಸಿ ನವೀಕರಿಸುತ್ತಿದ್ದರು. ವಿಶೇಷವಾಗಿ ಪ್ರಾಣಿ ಪಕ್ಷಿಗಳಿಗೆ ಆಸರೆಯಾಗುವಂತೆ ನಿರ್ಮಿಸುತ್ತಿದ್ದಾರೆ.   ಕೆರೆಯ ಬಗ್ಗೆ ಮಕ್ಕಳಿಗೆ ಮಾಹಿತಿ ನೀಡಲಾಯಿತು. ಹಾಗೂ ಕೊಳವೆ ಬಾವಿಯಿಂದಾಗುವ ಪರಿಸರದ ಹಾನಿಯ ಬಗ್ಗೆ ಮತ್ತು ಇಂಗುಗುಂಡಿಗಳನ್ನು ನಿರ್ಮಿ ಸುವ ಕ್ರಮದ ಬಗ್ಗೆ ಕೂಡಾ ಮಕ್ಕಳಿಗೆ ತಿಳಿಸಿಕೊಡಲಾಯಿತು.

     ಹೊರಸಂಚಾರವು ಮಕ್ಕಳಿಗೆ ಪರಿಸರದ ಪ್ರೀತಿಯನ್ನು ಬೆಳೆಸುವಲ್ಲಿ ಸಹಕಾರಿಯಾಯಿತು. ಶಾಲೆಗೆ ಹಿಂದಿರುಗಿದ ನಂತರ ಮಕ್ಕಳು ತಮ್ಮ ಅನಿಸಿಕೆಗಳನ್ನು ಮುಕ್ತವಾಗಿ ಹಂಚಿಕೊಂಡರು.

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