“Cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you, and to give thanks continuously”                                          Ralph Waldo Emerson

This was the message passed on to the residential students of Hongirana by all teachers on the eve of New Year.  After having a sumptuous dinner the students assembled for the New Year bash which was scheduled for the evening on 31st December 2017, the last day of the year.

The students were instructed by cultural committee to come up with their own plans for the celebration and they were allotted some time to practice for a few cultural programmes to make the evening colourful.  All the students from juniors to seniors came up with a wide range of programme with a theme in every performance.

The evening bash started at 10 pm.  The masters of the ceremony were students from II PU.  The programme list comprised of a humorous skit about Modern Ramayana, Ramp walk by II PU students, around 5 to 6 dance performances from junior girls and boys, solo songs and so on.  A couple of residential teachers, Ms. Nivedita, Mrs. Mamatha, Mrs. Vani and Mrs. Kalpana sang melodious songs which had a message in it.  A dance was also performed by residential teachers to entertain students. The students enjoyed them whole heartedly and cheered the performers.  A couple of teachers also gave a speech about how they have to accept the New Year with a new resolution. Shruthi and Sujaya, residential math teachers gave wonderful thoughts by quoting some examples of unusual behavioural birds like Swan which separates milk from water and Pheonix bird which gains rebirth even after death and Jasmine also grows both in any given condition, be it dirt or even in the garden, but still the fragrance is the same.  This motivated students greatly.  Exactly at 12.00 am, the January 1st 2018, the students and the teachers wished each other.  There was a dance performance with a patriotic theme that was performed post 12.00 am which was a good start of New Year.  Post this, the camp fire was lit and students along with teachers had a great merry time and welcomed the New Year with a grand posh.  Totally students enjoyed the New Year eve in utmost grandeur and retired to their dormitories with cherishable memories of the day.


Residential Math teacher Miss Shruthi said that, “This is a unique experience for me and I felt as if I am celebrating with a very big family.  It was really so meaningful and unique which was memorable.  I wouldn’t have enjoyed so much with my family.  I felt Kabadi dance was one of the most creative one.  Camp fire experience was awesome.  The cultural programmes were extremely good and commendable because in spite of time constraint, the students and teachers gave their best to entertain one another.  Totally I am proud to be a part of one of such big families”.


Pavan K K of Class VIII opined that, “I was really happy about the celebration, Vasudev Sir, in his speech, said that we need to welcome New Year in a good spirit and concentrate on forth coming exams.  Shruthi Miss and Sujaya Miss gave wonderful thoughts by quoting some examples of unusual birds like Swan and pheonix and said we should take positive behaviours from those creatures.  First PU brothers performed a wonderful dance which made us enjoy to the heart’s content.  Fashion show was also amazing as Sunil Sir and Adarsh Sir also took part in the Ramp walk, we were so happy.  Modern Ramayana from IX boys was hilarious.  Fire camp was an amazing experience; we felt that if we were at home we wouldn’t have celebrated in such a grand and posh manner.  The anchoring was really good.   Rithesh, our classmate proved that nothing is impossible if we make up our mind, by making all 30 boys to appear on stage to celebrate New Year bash in spite of time constraint to practices. Totally, we felt our teachers Kalpana madam, Vani madam and Mamatha madam gave meaningful messages through their melodious songs which made us realize that we should welcome New Year in a spirited manner and make up our mind to be focused on studies.


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On 17th of December 2017, a motivational talk by Mr. Sandeep Shetty was organized for residential senior students from class IX to PUC.  This was conducted at 10 am in the Digi Hall.  The main highlights of the motivational talk were about trust, love towards one’s own self and to the society, loyalty and techniques of molding one’s own self into a special and resourceful human being.  These ideals were showed to them in the form of a movie “Hacchi, the dog”.  This was a touching movie about a dog which is remembered even now for its remarkable loyalty to his owner for whom he continued to wait in vain for over nine years following his death.  Here Mr. Sandeep tried to convey to the students that they are responsible for their own life as nobody will come to their rescue when time comes, neither parents, nor friends and relatives.   One has to learn to live a unique life for himself and only then he can lead a special life and be a resource to the nation.  To conclude, it was a unique session which highlighted how important it is to live for ourselves first.  So one has to be focused on one’s own interest and goal and try to work towards it.  The Students main take away would be critical thinking about one’s own self which ultimately leads to his progress.


Mrs. Jayashree felt “Mr. Sandeep was able to cover lot of ideals of life in a single movie.  By just asking them to answer a few questions in the beginning he elicited the current status of mind of the students.  Later, after showing the movie, he was successful in eliciting different way of thinking form the students for the same given question. One is accountable to one’s own life. Here, I would highlight that his talk resulted in critical thinking among students which is very much required for current generation.  Totally, the students went into tears by the end of the show and could understand how important it is for them to mould their own life”.


Deepthi Y N of Class IX opined, “It was a very emotionally motivating session about bondage of love and trust that we got from Sandeep Sir through this session.  The movie of the dog “Hacchi, the dog” made us totally engrossed about the concept of loyalty and trust.  It showed us how if one loses somebody whom he or she loved in life, they lose interest in the rest of the world.  Hence one has to lead a life for oneself by being focused on the set goals.  They should never think of doing something for the sake of parents or somebody else.  The movie also highlights how materialistic world is when compared to the loyalty and love of the dog towards its owner.  To conclude, it was a very emotional experience which leads us to think critically and be focused on the goals as it is set for one’s own good and not for the sake of others.”


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Kinnara Mela, a theatre troupe working mainly on children’s theatre from Tumari, was here to entertain and educate the residential children on 16th December 2017.  They gave a wonderful performance of their drama Adalu Badalu, designed and directed by Mr. K G Krishnamurthy, in the auditorium of the institution, at  Being Saturday, all the residential students sat back and enjoyed the heart touching drama based on the story of a mother and a child very calmly.

The students assembled in the auditorium at 6 pm. The story of the drama was all about a mother who was unaware of her child getting exchanged with one of the giant’s child, under some far-reaching circumstances unknowingly carries it home.  Later, the actual fact gets revealed to her.  But still she accepts the child as her own as she feels that after all a child is a child and tries to fulfill the necessities of the giant child’s needs with utmost love and care despite facing innumerous difficulties from her family and society. It was a stunning performance of the artists which made the audience dumb stuck for 2 hours.  It was a superb show which depicted mother’s great, fathomless love towards her child.  Totally, the students could get connected with the theme of the drama and very soon were literally into tears realizing mother’s true love.


Mrs. Jayshree, a residential teacher said, “The acting skills of the artists were really commendable as they were actually into the role.  Mother’s love was highlighted and I felt each one of us should be really grateful for it after watching this drama.  It was about how mother accepts and loves the child which was accidentally exchanged with that of a giant one despite the child being very ugly and unusual because it was born to a giant.  Totally it was an amazing show which entertained the students positively”.


Deepak N D of Class VIII said, “It was a life time experience to watch such a touching drama which had an extraordinary theme in it.  It touched me so much that I literally went into tears and could feel my mother’s love in it.  Drama artists’ acting was superb and also was an inspiration to all of us.  Totally, we enjoyed it to a great extent”.


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The residential students celebrated the first Hindu festival of the year, Sankranti in a meaningful and memorable manner on 15th of January 2018.  The students were escorted to Neelakanteshwara temple in Honnesara, where they spent religiously some time singing devotional songs on Lord Shiva.

The students got ready by 10 am and walked till the temple which was around 5 km from the school campus.  It was a kind of nature walk for them as the temple was amidst some areca nut plantations.  In between they got refreshments from one of the Primary school teachers Ms.  Arpita’s residence and reached temple by 11 am.  After paying due reverence to god, they seated in the verandah of the temple and exhibited their singing talents.  The escort teachers also took part in singing bhajans.  Later, the students were taken to one of the supportive parents Mr. Venkatagiri’s house.  Meanwhile delicious festive dishes from the institution landed and all of them had lunch to their heart’s content happily and left the place with utmost joy.  They reached the campus by 3 pm.  Totally it was one of the meaningful celebrations of Sankranti which can be remembered for ever.


Mr. Adarsh, a residential teacher said that, “It was totally a different experience as usually we used to celebrate festival at home with family in a monotonous way.  But to celebrate festival with children, going to temple with them and singing bhajans with them was amazing experience.  The students really felt very homely when they had their lunch at Mr. Venkatagiri’s house.  The hospitality they received in their house was such that they literally could remember their household environment.  Totally it was a new experience that I have ever had at Hongirana”.


Deepak J C of Class VIII said that, “We actually didn’t know which temple we were escorted to.  After breakfast, at around 10 am we started walking and then got to know that we would be taken to one of the ancient Neelakanteshwara’s temple which was put up in the middle of greenery.  It was amazing to see one of the stones having Lord Ganapathi’s face when we held it with both of our palms.  Later, we all sat together and followed bhajans which were being sung by our teachers.  After watching us singing, the other people who came to temple also sang melodious songs.  Totally, we could experience divinity in the temple.  In the afternoon we were taken to one of the supporting parent’s house, where we had our lunch that was supplied from the institution.  The head of the family Venkatagiri uncle showed great hospitality and provided us place to have food they also supplied drinking water and sweets to all of us with utmost love and care.  I felt if I were at home I wouldn’t have enjoyed so much, totally it was a unique experience”.

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ಸ್ವಾಮಿ ವಿವೇಕಾನಂದ ಜಯಂತಿ

 ಎಲ್ಲರೊಳಗಡಗಿರುವ ಸ್ವಾಮಿ ವಿವೇಕಾನಂದ ಜಾಗೃತವಾಗಲಿ”

ಜಗತ್ತು ಕಂಡ ಶ್ರೇಷ್ಠ ಸಂತರಾದ ಸ್ವಾಮಿ ವಿವೇಕಾನಂದರು ಹೊಂದಿದ್ದ ಅಗಾಧವಾದ ಜ್ಞಾನ,  ವಿಶೇಷವಾದ ಶಕ್ತಿ, ಚೈತನ್ಯ ಹಾಗೂ ಅವರ ತತ್ವ ಸಂದೇಶಗಳು ಈಗಿನ ಮಕ್ಕಳಿಗೆ ಸ್ಪೂರ್ತಿ ಹಾಗೂ ಮಾರ್ಗದರ್ಶನವಾಗಲಿ ಎನ್ನುವ  ಉದ್ದೇಶದಿಂದ ದಿನಾಂಕ 12-01-2018 ರ ಶುಕ್ರವಾರದಂದು ಹೊಂಗಿರಣ ಸ್ಕೂಲ್ ಆಫ್ ಎಕ್ಸಲೆನ್ಸ್, ಅಮಟೇಕೊಪ್ಪದಲ್ಲಿ ಸ್ವಾಮಿ ವಿವೇಕಾನಂದ ಜಯಂತಿ ಕಾರ್ಯಕ್ರಮವನ್ನು ಹಮ್ಮಿಕೊಳ್ಳಲಾಗಿತ್ತು.

ಕಾರ್ಯಕ್ರಮವು ಶ್ರೀ ರಾಮಕೃಷ್ಣ ಮಹಾಸಂಘದ ಉದ್ಘಾಟನೆಯ ಮೂಲಕ ಚಾಲನೆಗೊಂಡಿತು. ಕಾರ್ಯಕ್ರಮಕ್ಕೆ ಮುಖ್ಯ ಅತಿಥಿಗಳಾಗಿ ಆಗಮಿಸಿದ ಅಜಿತ್ ನಾಡಿಗ್,ಶಿರಸಿ ಇವರು, ವಿವೇಕಾನಂದರು ಬಾಲ್ಯದಲ್ಲಿ ಹೊಂದಿದ್ದ ವಿಶೇಷ ಆಲೋಚನಾ ಶಕ್ತಿ, ಧೈರ್ಯ ಹಾಗೂ ಆತ್ಮ ವಿಶ್ವಾಸದ ಕುರಿತಾಗಿ ಸುಂದರವಾದ ಕಥೆಗಳನ್ನು ಹೇಳುವುದರ ಮೂಲಕ ಮಕ್ಕಳಲ್ಲಿ ಅಡಕವಾಗಿರುವ ಶಕ್ತಿಯನ್ನು ಗುರುತಿಸಿಕೊಳ್ಳುವಂತೆ ಮಾರ್ಗದರ್ಶನವನ್ನು ನೀಡಿದರು.

ಕಾರ್ಯಕ್ರಮದ ಅಧ್ಯಕ್ಷರಾದ ರೇವತಿ ಎ.ಎಚ್ ಸರ್ಕಾರಿ ಪ್ರೌಢಶಾಲೆ, ಸುಭಾಷ್ ನಗರ, ಇವರು ತಮ್ಮ ಅಧ್ಯಕ್ಷೀಯ ಭಾಷಣದಲ್ಲಿ ಸ್ವಾಮಿ ವಿವೇಕಾನಂದರ ತತ್ವ ಆದರ್ಶಗಳನ್ನು ಇಂದಿನ ಮಕ್ಕಳು ಪಾಲಿಸಬೇಕು ಎಂದರು

ಮಕ್ಕಳಿಂದ ವಿವೇಕಾನಂದರ ಕುರಿತಾಗಿ ಭಾಷಣ, ನೃತ್ಯ ಹಾಗೂ ಕಿರುನಾಟಕವು ಪ್ರದರ್ಶಿಸಲ್ಪಟ್ಟಿತು.

ಕಾರ್ಯಕ್ರಮದಲ್ಲಿ ಶಾಲೆಯ ಪ್ರಾಂಶುಪಾಲರಾದ ಶೋಭಾ ರವೀಂದ್ರ, ಪ್ರಾಥಮಿಕ ವಿಭಾಗದ ಮುಖ್ಯಸ್ಥರಾದ ಕಮಲಾ ಗುಡಿಗಾರ್, ಶಿಕ್ಷಕರು ಹಾಗೂ ಪೋಷಕರು ಉಪಸ್ಥಿತರಿದ್ದರು.

ಕಾರ್ಯಕ್ರಮದ ಪ್ರಾರ್ಥನೆಯನ್ನು ಶಿಕ್ಷಕರಾದ ರಾಘವೇಂದ್ರ ಹಾಗೂ ದೀಪಾರವರು ಮಾಡಿದರು. ಸುಧಾ ಶೇಟ್ ರವರು ಕಾರ್ಯಕ್ರಮದ ಪ್ರಾಸ್ತಾವಿಕ ನುಡಿಗಳನ್ನಾಡಿದರು. ವಿದ್ಯಾರ್ಥಿಗಳಾದ ಶ್ರೀವರ್ಷಿಣಿ (ಒಂದನೇ ತರಗತಿ) ಸ್ವಾಗತಿಸಿ, ಖುಷಿ ಆರ್ ಸಾಗರ್ (ಒಂದನೇ ತರಗತಿ) ಅತಿಧಿಗಳನ್ನು ಪರಿಚಯಿಸಿ, ನಿಧಿಶ್ರೀ ಎಸ್.ಆರ್ (ಎರಡನೇ ತರಗತಿ) ವಂದಿಸಿ, ಖುಷಿ ಫೆಲಿಕ್ಷ್ (ಮೂರನೇ ತರಗತಿ) ನಿರೂಪಿಸಿದರು.

ಫೋಟೋಗಳನ್ನು ವೀಕ್ಷಿಸಲು ಇಲ್ಲಿ ಕ್ಲಿಕ್ ಮಾಡಿ


“An invaluable step in character training is to put responsibility on the individual”                                                                           by Lord Baden Powell

To inculcate discipline and responsibility in the students of Class VII, a Scout and Guide overnight camp was being organized on 27th & 28th December 2017 in a lush green marvelous village Malallikoppa, Sagar.  The camp was put up in the premises of a very co-operative, cultured and supportive parent of our Institution, Mr. Narendra Gowda of Malallikoppa.

The energetic troop of 70 students along with company leader Mrs. Mamatha Bhagi, Troop leaders Mr. Vasudev Gond and Mr. Girish associated with Mr. Sadiq, Mr. Megharaj and Mrs. Mangala Javagal left the campus at 10 am and reached the camp site by 10.30 am.  The programme for the day was initiated by Flag Hoisting.  Post this, the plan for the day was discussed along with the students.  This was followed by a presentation of a couple of students about the history of Scout and Guide movement.  Mrs. Mamatha Bhagi, later conducted a session on Compass, its parts and its various usages.  They were later made engrossed in a very innovative game which sensitized all the five sense organs of the students.  This was enjoyed by the students thoroughly and made them enthusiastic for the programme that was lined up for the rest of the day.

In the noon, before Lunch break, basic knotting skills were taught patrol-wise.  Post this, a sumptuous lunch was served to the students who relished it whole heartedly.  Later, they were taught about lashing skills and allowed to build Tents.   Soon after this, they showed their talent in cooking without fire.  The students enthusiastically took part in it and they shared the dishes amongst themselves after the teachers judged their skills by allotting marks judiciously.  At around 5.30 pm the flag was lowered and they were permitted to practice for cultural programme in the evening.

At 7 pm, a series of cultural programme was lined up.  The delegates were Mr. Mohan Gowda, father and head of the family of Mr. Narendra Gowda, Mr. Srinivas Udupa, President of Gramapanchayath, the honourable Principal of the institution, Mrs. Shobha Ravindra, and Mrs.  Rajashree , the Head Mistress of the middle section.  The inauguration for the camp fire was done by delegates by lighting the camp fire.  A song on the god of fire “Agni” was taught by middle section HM Mrs.   Rajashree.  This was followed by a series of colourful cultural programme which adorned the evening with full of bliss of entertainment.   The Guests honoured the students of scout and guide with certificates by appreciating them for their achievement.  They also commended the institution for its initiative in bringing up such programmes which are valuable for the students in their overall development.  Finally the students were served mouth watering dishes along with Jalebi.  The day was concluded after a thrilling moon walk and students went to bed with a great learning for the day.

The next day on 28th a cheerful morning began with BP six exercises.  The students recited All faith prayer and later were engaged in Flag procedure followed by kit inspection. The students were trained on the wood craft signs, whistle signals and hand signals by Mr. Vasudev Gond and Mrs. Mamatha Bhagi.  They also trained them on maping skills which are very useful for them in trekking.  Then they set out for an adventurous trekking for 2 hours by facing the ordeals of the path with great enthusiasm.  They returned back from trekking and cleaned the premises as a part of social responsibility followed by lunch.    Totally, the students successfully returned from the camp with a good amount of hands on experience about life skills.

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“Nature has been for me, for as long as I remember a source of solace, inspiration, adventure, and delight; a home, a teacher, a companion.” –                                                                                                             Lorraine Anderson

 The institution believes in the above quote and so it organizes camps for all the levels of students enabling the students to learn more from Mother Nature.  To enrich the learning in students of Class VIII, an overnight adventurous camp was arranged on 4th and 5th of January 2018 on the bank of back water of River Sharavathi near a hamlet called Kippadi. 

 A throng of 108 students along with 10 escort teachers left the campus at 10 am on 4th January 2018 and reached the campsite by 11 am.  Mr. Ganganna the organizer of the adventurous camp led us to the campsite and started the adventurous activities after dividing the entire troop into 4 groups.  Then the first two groups were allowed for water activities equipped with life jackets.  The non-swimmers also felt really confident enough and thoroughly enjoyed swimming.  The other two groups were engaged in fun games which entertained them to the core.  They felt that the time was flying and in no time it was time for Lunch.  All had the food and again there was a swap of other two groups for swimming.  Later Mr. Ganganna and his associates taught the children to make their own shelters.  Thus students got exposure to make their own shelters.

Later, Mr. Manjunath Jedikuni, took us to the world of stars in Sky Watching programme.  He made star gazing so interesting through his laser light that every student present there determined to watch the sky regularly.  He was a great resource of study of heavenly bodies.  Post this, after sumptuous dinner, it was time for Co-curricular activities.  The campfire was lit and in the light of the campfire, a series of cultural programme was performed like skit, dance, songs etc., which had a theme in it.  It was amazing to see even Mr. Ganganna had composed a few poems which he read it out for the students.  Later they retired to their respective shelters.

In the early wee hours of 5th January 2018, the students finished their morning chores and got ready for Scout and Guide activities like BP 6 exercises and action song under the able guidance of Mr. Vasudev Gond, the PET teacher.  After singing national anthem, a silent time was observed by students in the calmness of bountiful and peaceful nature. It was breakfast time later, post this, the students trekked till the adjoining main road, and traveled till the adventurous campsite.  There, the students who were to participate in Zilla Pursakar of Scout and Guides sang the All faith prayer very melodiously.  Post this they had a splendid time enjoying the adventurous rope climbing activity followed by treasure hunt game.  The students later had their lunch and winded up the overnight adventurous camp with a lot of learning and cherishable memories.  Totally, it was a thrilling experience to the students where they learnt lot of life skills which resulted in overall development.  This experience will take them long way in their life.

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