Tamil Nadu Government sponsored Arts & Crafts Festival invites pupils from Classes 6 to 10 to participate in this event. GKV, for th first time, took part in this event, with a strong contingent of 12 children from Class 6 to 8 ( 7 Girls and 5 Boys ) and 19 from Class 9 ( 13 Girls and 6 Boys ). Presently GKV has only up to Class9.
Our children competed in almost all the events from Painting, Clay Modelling, Group and individual singing, Essay writing ( English and Tamil ), Elocution ( English and Tamil ), Presenting small skits, Modern Art, Rangoli, Folk Singing, etc. The idea is to continually strive to give exposure to the children to the external world and build their self confidence.
Our students won four Second Prizes, in Folk Song, Pot Painting, Group Singing and Topic Related Drawing.
Our efforts to give preference to educate girls in rural communities, other things being equal, and make their parents buy in fully to their cause, has paid rich dividends, judging by the number of girls who have taken part and done commendably in these open competitions.
Our children are a confident lot and believe in themselves. Kudos to the Teachers who have trained them.
Photographs of Prize winners: