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.