8th of August, the birthday of Mrs Gita Krishnamurthy, is celebrated at Gita Krishnamurthy Vidyalaya every year as the founder’s day. As in 2020, this year also the celebrations could not be done with the full participation of all school children. Instead a smaller celebration was held with students from 6th to 10th standard invited to attend. The event was streamed live via Zoom for the benefit of trustees and other supporters and well wishers from around the country and the world. The function started with a prayer invocation by all the teachers. Mrs Usha Raman, the trustee of Sri Jai Sankara Trust gave a small speech and welcomed the chief guest who then gave a talk to motivate the children to take advantage of the opportunity provided to them by GKV for learning and all round development and the importance of good education for a better future. The top two students of each class in GKV were then recognised with a token award. As were the top two students from GKV studying in 11th and 12th standard at Sri Jayendra school (our partner school). Due precautions were observed as per Covid guidelines. A few photographs of the function:
Total of 46 students who passed out from GKV are now studying in Jayendra school – a partner school whose management is administering GKV as well. Of these 22 students( 5 boys, 17 girls) are in 11th standard and 24 students (5 boys, 19 girls) are in 12th standard. These students are supported financially by Gita Krishnamurthy Trust with substantial concessions in their school fees offered by Sri Jayendra Educational Trust. We hope to continue supporting these students at least till the completion of their higher secondary school education !
All 41 (24 girls , 17 boys) students of the class of 2021 have passed the 10th standard – for the 2nd consecutive year no board exams were held . This year the government decided not to award any marks or grades to the students. It is extremely heartening that all the children passed out in 2021 have decided to pursue further education. Of these 24 children (19 girls, 5 boys) have taken admission in the 11th standard of Jayendra School and the remaining 17 children(5 girls, 12 boys) have taken admission in various polytechnics. We wish all of them the very best!
A total of 102 children have now passed out of GKV – thanks to our supporters and well wishers and the staff of GKV school and Jayendra school for making this happen!!
All 33 students (23 girls, 10 boys) of the first batch of GKV students who passed out from the 10th standard in 2019 decided to pursue higher education . Out of these 33 students , 19 (17 girls and 2 boys) pursued 11th and 12th standard in our partner school Sri Jayendra Golden Jubilee School. Happy to report that all 19 of them have passed the 12th standard. Of these two girls, namely, Essakiselvi and Pathirakali, scored over 90% aggregate. We are very proud that of the remaining students 11 of them scored over 80% and 6 scored over 65% – a very creditable performance given the background of the children with several of them being first from their family to complete high school.
All of these students are hoping to pursue tertiary education – we congratulate them and wish them the very best in their future endeavors!!
This year’s founder’s day (8th August – the birthday of Gita Kirshnamurthy) celebration at GKV had by now the customary vibes of high energy, enthusiasm and excitement. Following is a brief overview of the evening including a few photos- all well wishers of GKV are encouraged to experience this first hand if feasible.
The children of class 9 put up a science exhibiton with work models of physics and chemistry experiments which was a great effort. The program started with several songs by the school choir in Tamil and English – some of the Tamil songs were recitations from the syllabus with music composed by the music teacher. Mrs. Usha Raman and Mrs. Nirmala Ramarathnam of Jai Sankara Trust, Rev Paul Hunt(retd from Emanuel school), Sue Taylor (interim head of a UK school and Bhasker Sharma – represntative of Gita Krishnamurthy Trust addressed the parents.
This was followed by mini-convocation for the children moving from Kindergarten to 1st grade, Awards to the 1st and 2nd ranking students(both girls) of the outgoing 10th standard class and General proficiency awards for a student from each class/section. The parents of outgoing 10th class children were extremely happy to collect a check for about Rs 3000 from the higher education support scheme ( setup and contributed by a well wisher of GKT). The evening concluded with several skits on themes like respecting others viewpoint, conservation of water etc with the evening culminating with a wonderful dance performance on national integration by higher class children.
It was a very satisfying evening for the staff and children of GKV as well as the parents who were able to attend the function.