Diamond Jubilee Celebrations of the Gandhi Niketan Ashram and 107th Birthday Celebrations of the Founder Amarar G.Venkatachalapathy
(Diamond Jubilee Year Celebrations)
JULY 2016 EVENTS
KAMARAJAR BIRTH DAY-15.07.2016
Presidential Address by our HM
Special Address by Mr.G.Thangamudi
ASHRAM DIAMOND JUBILEE AND 107TH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATIONS OF OUR
FOUNDER AMARAR G.VENKATACHALAPATHY
21ST JULY 2016 TO 30TH JULY 2016
In connection with 107th Birthday Celebrations of our Founder of Gandhiniketan Ashram, Amarar G.Venkatachalapthy and Diamond Jubilee Celebrations of the Gandhiniketan Ashram, Inter School competitions in various activities among the Higher Secondary, and High School Students belonging to Usilampatti educational District were held.
Exhibition of Science Project – 21.07.2016
On 21st July 2016 Science Exhibition was conducted under the presidentship of Smt.V.Radha Akka, Secretary, Gandhiniketan Ashram. In her presidential address, she pointed out that Group participation, Co-operation, Language Skill are developed by this Science Exhibition. She remembered the Scientists Newton, Archimidis etc. She advised the students to make use of the Science Exhibition. Dr.Dinakaran, Professor Madura College inaugurated the Science Exhibition. In his inaugural address he told that we should create interest in Science through the inventions, displayed in the Exhibitions like this.
More than 50 Exhibits were displayed by the students. All the students and teachers appreciated the Exhibition.
Inter School Competition
Students Literary, Art, Individual Talent and One Act Play Competitions –
In Tamil Literature, Elocution, Essay Writing, Lyrics writing, Drama and Individual Talent Competitions were held on 22.7.2016. Many Schools from Usilampatti. Educational District participated in the competitions.
The Winners are
Elocution – PKN Boys Hr.Secy.School, Tirumangalam
Essay Writing – GNGV Hr. Secy. School, T.Kallupatti
Song – GNGV Hr. Secy. School, T.Kallupatti
Lyrics – P.K.N. Boys Hr. Secy, School, Tirumangalam
Drawing – P.K.N. Boys Hr. Secy, School, Tirumangalam
Dance – P.K.N. Girls Hr. Secy. School, Tirumanglam
Drama – P.K.N. Girls Hr. Secy. School, Tirumangalam
Village Heritage Sports -23.07.2016
The Third day Competitions were conducted as Village Heritage Sports on 23rd July 2016.
In the presence of our Ashram Secretary Smt.V.Radha Akka , Our Ashram Governing Body Member Sri.V.Ragupathi, Dr.C.Ramesh, Asst. Professor Madurai Kamaraj University declared open the competitions, Schools from Usilampatti Educational district participated.
Thattangal, Kilithattu, Nondi, Pallankuli were the games played by the girls, Kabbadi, Pambaram, Kitti, Silambam were played by the boys. The boys and girls took part with enthusiasm in the more or less forgotten competitions.
The Winners are
Kabadi – G.N.G.V.Hr.Secy.School, T.Kallupatti
Silambam – G.N.G.V.Hr.Secy. School, T.Kallupatti
Pambaram – Govt. High School, Gopinaickenpatti
Kitti – G.N.G.V. Hr. Secy.School, T.Kallupatti
Thatangal – G.N.G.V. Hr. Secy.School, T.Kallupatti
Kilithattu – R.M.Ps.R.N.Hr. Secy. School, S.Athipatti
Nondi – Govt. Hr. Secy. School, M.Subbulapuram
Pallanguli – G.N.G.V. Hr. Secy.School, T.Kallupatti
Prize distribution ceremony 26.07.2016
In connection with the Anniversary Celebrations prizes were distributed by the chief guest Dr.Sathyavan, Retired Professor, Madurai Medical College. In his presidential address he told that students should develop their individual talents. It will help them to shine in future life. Smt.P.Thilagavathi, Governing Body Member told that students should adapt the noble qualities of living examples like our Chairman Ayya and Dr.Sathiyavan who possess self-confidence, discipline and determination.
Welcome address by our Secretary
Special speech by our Governing body Member
Special Address by Dr.Sathyavan
Prizes were distributed to academic Rank holders, winners in various competitions and momentoes to all the teachers and staff members of Gandhiniketan Ashram.
As a part of our Anniversary we celebrated the cultural festival on 27.7.2016 in our School Auditorium.
The Cultural Programmes were started with the prayer. Our Ashram Secretary Smt.V.Radha Akka welcomed the gatherings. Smt.Renuga Devi, District Educational Officer, Usilampatti inaugurated the function. In here talk she told that students should show interest in curricular and Co-curricular activities. They should voluntarily inform the teachers about their individual skills and participate in all the competitions whether they win or not she also congratulated all for centum result.
Special Address by Mrs.Renuga Devi, District Educational Officer, Usilampatti
Our Primary School Contribution
In the function Smt.P.Thilagavathi, Governing Body Member, Mr.M.Nagarajan, Administrative Officer, all the teachers, all the students and parents were also present.
The students of our primary school performed the following cultural items.
Bharatham, Mahabaratham drama, Group dance, Oyillattam, Kummi, Tamil Drama and Smt.Uma Maheswari, Smt.Vijaya Rani and Smt.Muthu Mari sang a song jointly.
Our Hr Sec School Contribution
After the break the programmes of our Higher Secondary School began, Bharatham, Kolattam, Kerala Dance, Aerobics, Kavadiattam, Karaham, Mime Show, Tamil Drama, English Drama, Villupattu, Thappattam and Pyramid were also performed. Bharathiar Sons were Sung.A large number of parents and all the students appreciated and enjoyed the programmes.
Ashram Diamond Jubilee Day and Founder’s Birthday Celebrations – 30.07.2016
Our Founder’s Birthday, our Ashram’s Diamond Jubilee was celebrated on 30.07.2016. The special prayer was conducted at 6.00 a.m. in Gandhi Mandapam. In the prayer meeting our Ashram President told us why great leaders like Gandhiji, G.Venkatachalapathy Ayya Jayanthis are celebrated. It is to adapt the noble qualities of them such as dress code, simplicity, avoid Loose talk on others, worship and village service.
Morning Special Prayer
Each tree helps to other beings by offering shade, fruits, oxygen etc., Everyman must help the society like trees. So, Every Gandhiniketan student must have uniqueness in their activities. They must shine in their respective departments, fields, because of their uniqueness. That is the real tribute to Thondar Ko.Ve.
Message by Our Ashram President
At 8.30 A.M. Dr.Ramasamy, Vice Chancellor, Tamil Nadu Agriculture University, Kovai hoisted our Ashram. Flag Dr.V.Irai Anbu, I.A.S. Principal Commissioner, Department of Economics and Statistics, Government of Tamil Nadu inaugurated Amarar KO.Ve. Memorial Museum.
Ashram Flag hoisted by Dr.Ramasamy, Vice Chacellor, Tamilnadu Agriculture University, Kovai
Amarar Ko.Ve.Memorial Museum Inaugurated by Dr.V.Irai Anbu I.A.S., Principal Commissioner, Department of Economics and Statistics, Govt. of Tamil Nadu
At 9.00 A.M. Nama Sangeerthanam was conducted by our Gandhiniketan Ashram group. We paid a floral tribute at Founder’s Samadhi. Dr.K.Ramasamy, Vice Chancellor, inaugurated Amarar J.C.Kumarappa memorial museum.
Bajan at Santhivan
Floral tribute in Founder’s samathi
Dr.K.Ramasamy, Vice Chancellor, inaugurated Amarar J.C.Kumarappa memorial museum at kumarappa Kudil and Computer Lab at Hr.Sec.School Block
Annual Day meeting started at 10.15 A.M. with prayer. Prof.R.Venkataswami, President, Gandhiniketan Ashram welcomed the gathering. Dr.V.Ragupathi, Governing Body Member read the felicitations of great members like Former Oddisha Governor, President Umaiyal Aachi Trust, India Pistan, Lakshmi Mills, Kovai, Vivekananda Kendra Vidyalaya, Kanniyakumari etc., Smt.V.Radha Akka, Secretary, Gandhiniketan Ashram presented the Annual Report.
Welcome address by our President Prof.R.Venkataswami
Read Felicitations by our Governing body Member Dr.V.Ragupathi
Annual Report by our Secretary Mrs.V.Radha
Dr.V.Irai Anbu, I.A.S. delivered Founder’s memorable oration. He released the updated edition of Thondar KO.Ve. He talked about Thondar KO.Ve. He told that he attained the same feeling when he entered Gandhiji’s birth place Borbandar and Gandhiniketan Ashram, T.Kallupatti. He appreciated the qualities of our chairman Prof.R.Vemkataswami and his professor Dr.Ramasamy. He insisted that students must adapt their qualities in their life.
Thonder Ko.Ve. Updated Edition Book Released and Founder’s Memorial oration by Dr.V.Irai Anbu,
I.A.S. Principal Commissioner, Department of Economics and Statistics, Govt. of Tamil Nadu
He also told that Education must fulfill the needs of the poor people. Everyone must hold the principle “go to the field and work according to it”. He remembered the sayings of Tagore, Gandhiji, T.S.Eliot, Simon, Paul Elitman, confusions, Lovotsa and and J.Krishna Moorthi. He asked the students to adapt Gandhian principles for the progress of soul.
Presidential Address by Dr.K.Ramasamy, Vice Chancellor,Tamilnadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore
Vote of Thanks by our Treasurer Mr.V.Shanmugasundaram
Vice Chancellor, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Kovai delivered his presidential address. In his address, he told that India is a agricultural country. Students should give importance to agriculture. Teachers are the ladders, Students should climb on the steps of ladders very carefully. He asked the students while you study you must learn some hand works. It will help for their future life. Everyone must have courage in their mind. Like Gandhiji, Our Founder G.Venkatachalapathy and our Ashram president Dr.R.Venkataswami Ayya. We should do service to the Society.Sri.N.Shanmuga Sundaram, Treasurer, Gandhiniketan Ashram delivered vote of thanks. The meeting came to an end with the National Anthem.
Independence Day – 15.08.2016
We celebrated 70th Independence Day on 15.08.16 in our ashram. The National Flag was hoisted by our governing body member Dr.V.Ragupathi ayya at 8.30A.M. After that students went on a procession along the main streets of T.Kallupatti raising the following slogans “Jai Hindh, Vande Madharam, Bharath Mathaki Jai” etc. The procession with band attracted all.
National Flag hoisted by our Governing body Member Dr.V.Ragupathi
Independence day meeting was conducted in our Auditorium at 10.00AM Dr.V.Ragupathi Ayya presided over the meeting. Sri.V.Veeraraj Ayya, Headmaster Gandhi Niketan G.Venkatachalapathy Higher Secondary School welcomed the gathering. In his presidential address Dr.Ragupathi Ayya told about the importance of patriotism. He told our Institution was started in 1940. We got Independence in 1947. Between 1940 and 1947 seven years during this period our institution served as the field to prepare the freedom fighters. In 1942 our founder was arrested in our Gandhi Mandapam at mid night for the participation in Quit India movement. Many great leaders like Rajaji, Kamarajar, O.P.Ramasamy Reddiar, Kumarasamy Raja, Bakthavatchalam, Gurusamy Ayya, Thavasi Naidu and Dr.Rajendra Prasad etc. had come over here to our Ashram. Dr.Ragupathi Ayya also told the students that our institution was the main part for the freedom movements in our area. So we must inherit the feeling of Patriotism, Unity, Service the poor people and National integration. That is the pledge we should take on this special day.
Welcome address by our HM
Presidential Address by our Governing Body
Sri.T.Rajkumar P.G.Asst Physics delivered his special speech. In his special address he talked about the best qualities of teachers as well as students. The qualities mentioned by him.
- Don’t tell lies
- Avoid loose talks
- Avoid violence
- Avoid smoking
- Keep time management
- Do Exercise
- Take Balanced Diet
- Love thy neighbours.
- Observe the class keenly
- Practice the habit of learning everyday
- Giving importance to cleanliness
- Self- confidence
- Hard work
- Self – respect
He explained the above qualities through the life of Va.Ve.Su.Ayyar, Alexandar,
Sathrapathi sivaji, Harichandra, Gandhiji, Ko.Venkatachalapathy, Dr.Radhakrishnan and Arnold.
He insisted that teachers should also do their duty sincerely for the society. Then
only students could acquire the above qualities. Teachers shape the pillars-the students the future of the Nation.
“Educating the poor” is the greatest duty of the teacher (ie) “Aangor Aazhiku
Czhu thu Arivithal” is a noble duty – a service. He remembered the words of the best teacher Dr.Radha Krishnan-
“Aasiria panie Arapani
Aatharku unnai Arpani”
Matha, Pitha, Guru, Theivam. Here we note the importance given to the teachers. They are second parents.
Teachers Must be good learners also they are like well ladder and boat.
- Well (Keni) : we can get the water and pour it to the dry lands.
Teacher : get knowledge and use
- Ladder (Eani) : ladder helps one to climb up and up.
But the ladder can not move
Teacher : lift the students up and up.
- Small boat (Thoni) : It can carry people from one side to other.
Teacher : Make the illiterate to literate.
Student should become as good citizens because of education. So, every student and teachers must help in creating the best society.
Special Address by our PG Teacher Mr.T.Rajkumar
Vote of Thanks by our AO Mr.M.Nagarajan
Sri.M.Nagarajan, Administrative officer proposed vote of thanks.
The meeting came to an end with the National Anthem.
Krishna Jeyanthi- 23.08.2016
Pooja and Bajan
Special Speech by our Tamil PG Teacher