NOVEMBER 2013 TO JANUARY 2014 EVENTS
Welcome address by K.Nagarajan, AHM
Children’s Day Special Address by
Mr.Mariappan Former Teacher
A Dance by Hr. Sec. Girls
Vote of Thanks by Mr.R.Raja Athiyaman, PG
Welcome Address by Primary Headmaster
Christmas Story by
On 23.12.2013 at 3.30PM Christmas day was celebrated in our auditorium. Our Headmaster Mr.G.Muthuramalingam presided. Mrs.M.Aruna and a group of our students gave a Christmas song.
Welcome Address by Primary Headmaster
Xmas sepcial Message by Ms.David
A Magic show conducted by Mr.Ruben
VIIth standard girls gave a dance performance for a song describing the Birth of lord Jesus “Pethalayil Piranthavare“ . Mrs.David, Church head, from Madurai gave a Christmas day message. In her talk she spoke about the preachings of Jesus.
Santa Claus blessing our Students
Vote of Thanks by our AHM
Mr.Ruben conducted a magic show. Tthe students enjoyed the show. Mr.M.Lakshmanan B.T.Asst of our school came as ‘Santa clause’. He distributed the gifts to the students. Our AHM Mr.K.Nagarajan gave a vote of thanks. The function ended with National Anthem.
Dr.J.C.KUMARAPPA DAY – 04.01.2014
Dr.J.C.Kumarappa day was celebrated at our Ashram on 04.1.14. The celebrations started with a special prayer at 6.00AM at Gandhi Mandapam.
Morning Special Prayer at Gandhimandabam
Special message by Dr.V.Ragupathi
Later at 9am “Naama Sangeerthanam was conducted by a group headed by Mr.Ramanisekar at Shanthi vanam.
Bajan at Santhivan
J.C.Kumarappa day celebrations meeting was held at 10.00AM in our Auditorium. Dr.V.Ragupathy, Governing body member, Gandhiniketan ashram welcomed the gathering. Mrs.V.Radha, Secretary Gandhi niketan ashram spoke about the thoughts of J.C.Kumarappa on Indian economy She narrated how Dr J.C.Kumarappa chose our ashram as a suitable place for him to live in at the invitation of our Founder. We are proud to have associated with him.
Guest on the Daise
Welcome address by Dr.V.Ragupathi, Member of
A book on Kumarappa Present by …. to our
Special address by Ms.V.Radha, Secretary
Dr.Jeevanantham, President cancer radiation centre, Erode and founder of ‘Imayam Trust’, in his presidential address said that he was very much impressed by the activities in our ashram. He mentioned that our Gandhi niketan ashram is equal to a holy place. It is all because of the services of J.C.Kumarappa and G.Venkatachalapathy, the disciplies of Gandhiji. He appreciated the services of our chairman ayya .
Special Guest Address by Dr.Jeevanantham
Vote of Thanks by Headmaster
‘A Book on Kumarappa’ was presented by Mr.Jeevanantham to our secretary. Our Headmaster Mr.G.Muthuramalingam gave a vote of thanks. The function ended with National Anthem.
Our school’s annual sports meet was held on 11.01.2014. Starting at 8.30am Mr.G.Muthuramalingam, our Headmaster welcomed the gathering. Following this flag hoisting ceremony began. The National Flag, Olympic Flag, Gandhi Niketan Ashram flag and our school flag were hoisted by Dr.M.R.Muraliraj,MBBS Medical officer, primary health centre, T.Kallupatti. Mr.J.M.Harshavarthan Manager, Indian overseas bank, T.Kallupatti. Mrs.V.Radha, Secretary , Gandhi Niketan Ashram, T.Kallupatti Dr.V.Ragupathy, Governing body member, Gandhi Niketan ashram, T.Kallupatti respectively.
National Flag Hoisting by Dr.Muralirajan, PHC,
Olympic Flag hoisting by MR.Harshavarthan,
Manager, IOB, T.Kallupatti
Ashram Flag hoisting By Our Secretary
School Flag hoisting by Dr.V.Ragupathi, Member
There was an very impressive March past by our students. Our ashram secretary Ms Radha took the salute.
Lighting the Olympic tourch by Mr.Pathamuthu,
Inspector of Police, T.Kallupatti
Mr.P.K.Padha Muthu, Inspector of police, T.Kallupatti after lighting the Olympic flame inaugurated the sports events. The students cheered the competitors. Various track events were held during the morning session and the winners were honored then and there by the teaching staff.
At 2.30pm the chief guest Dr.K.Chandrasekaran, the head of the department of physical education, Madurai Kamaraj university arrived. He was honoured by a march past by our students belonging to various houses. Few track events were witnessed by him and the highlight was the various methods of creating a pyramid and jumping through a ring of fire that were exhibited by our children. The events “tug of war” by Gents staff and lucky corner for ladies staff were vigorously cheered by our students.
tug of war by Male Teachers
Lucky corner by female teachers
Following this the prize distribution was held at 4pm in our auditorium with the prayer. Our Headmaster welcomed the gathering. Mr.V.Kandasamy, Physical Director presented the annual report. Mrs.V.Radha, Secretary, Gandhi niketan ashram spoke about the importance of sports. She appealed to the students to involve themselves in all sports activities.
Welcome address by our Headmaster
Presidential address by our Secretary
The chief guest Dr.V.Chandrasekarar, Head of department of physical education, Madurai kamaraj university, delivered the presidential address. In his speech he spoke about the importance of self confidence in competitions. The chief guest was proud to say that the people who are born in villages achieved their goals in their respective areas.
Annual Report submitted by our Physical
Education Director Mr.V.Kandasamy
Special Guest address by Dr.Chandrasekaran,
HOD, Physical Education Department, Madurai
He cited the example of
Mr.G.Venkatachalapathy Ayya, Founder Gandhi niketan Ashram
Dr.Mayil Sami Annadurai Ayya, Scientist
The students should follow them and enrich their lives. He promised that he will give coaching and guidance to our players through M.K university. Following this he distributed the prizes to the winners. Our physical education teachers who conducted the events splendidly were honored by him.
Vote of Thanks by our AHM Mr.K.Nagarajan
Mr.K.Nagarajan, Assistant Headmaster proposed the vote of thanks.The function came to an end with the National Anthem.
Welcome Address by our AHM Mr.K.Nagarajan
Presidential Address by our Ashram Secretary
Special Address by
Vote of Thanks by Mr.M.Nagajothi Primary
Republic Day 26.01.2014
Republic Day Celebration at Ashram:
The ashram community assembled at 8.15am at the Babu Rajendra Prasad square near Gandhi Mandapam when the national flag was hoisted by Mrs.Radha, our Ashram secretary . She blessed the teachers, students and others. She said that our republic is a state in which power is held by the people and all of us should work for the nation. Following this our students took a procession along the streets of T.Kallupatti raising slogans hailing our republic and Mahatma Gandhi. After the procession we assembled in our auditorium. The function started with the prayer.
Flag hoisting and Special Message by our Ashram Secretary
Our Headmaster gave a warm welcome to the audience. He spoke about our first president Dr.Rajendra Prasad who led a simple life. We all should follow his principles. Students should do something for the welfare of our country because children are the builders of this nation.
Procession by T.Kallupatti Streets
Welcome Address by our Headmaster
Presidential Address by our Ashram Secretary
Our secretary Mrs.Radha in her presidential address advised the students to have a helping mind. Our country needs a society where all are provided with basic needs. She spoke of the value of socialism for our country. Thiru.R.Janagaraj our Tamil teacher who was the main speaker stated that Republic day is the most important day for Indians. Our economy should develop well. Today India secures 120th place in human development index . This status should change. Mr.Nagajothi our Primary school HM proposed a vote of thanks. The meeting ended with National Anthem.
Special Address by Our PG Tamil Teacher
Vote of Thanks by our AHM Mr.K.Nagarajan
Republic Day Celebration at Nearest Villages:
Our Newly Adopted Village Kavasakottai:
Our Village worker Mr.Muthukumar Welcomed all
Proposing Vote of Thanks
We celebrated our 65th republic day at the primary school at Kandiyadevanpatti a village near T.Kallupatti. The headmistress at that school Mrs.Jeyanthi gave the welcome address. Next the panchayat union leader of that village Thiru.Subramani hoisted the National flag and the students gave the flag song. Following this the students and the teachers paraded through the streets of the village. We planted two neem saplings in front of the school. Mrs.Umamaheswari of Kandiyadevanpatti Primary school stressed the importance of republic day and the role of Mahatma Gandhiji for our achieving the freedom. Mrs.S.Renugadevi our maths teacher explained the demerits of intoxicating drugs. Mrs.P.Latha in her talk stressed the importance of Cleanliness which is next to godliness. The need for keeping our environment safe was also highlighted. Then the Asst.headmaster of that school and the panchayat union leader gave away the prizes to the students who have participated in the competitions. Thiru.D.Packiaraj our teacher gave sweets to the students. Mrs.P.Krishnaveni proposed a vote of thanks. The meeting ended with our National Anthem.
Proposing Vote of Thanks
On 26th January, our Gandhi Niketan Ashram joined hands with Kenjampatti village in celebrating our 65th Republic day. Our higher secondary Tamil department teachers, with their colleagues from our primary school participated. A rally was conducted under the presidential ship of kenjampatti village head on the streets of kenjampatti raising slogans like’Vande Matharam’, ‘Bharat Matha Ki Jai’. Our national flag was hoisted by village head. Our Tamil PG teacher Mrs.R.Vagai gave a talk on “Indian Republic”. Mrs.Parimala, AHM our primary school gave a special talk on “Swami Vivekananda’s life. Later sweets were distributed to the villages and students. Mr.Palpandi, Headmaster, Union school, Kenjampatti proposed a vote of thanks. The meeting ended with National Anthem.
Prayer at Gandhimandabam
Republic day Speech
Gandhiji and Dr.J.C.Kumarappa Memorial Day-30.01.2014
On 30.01.2014, Sarvodaya day was celebrated in our Gandhi mandapam at 6.00am with special prayer. In the prayer, hostel students and all the local staff members of Gandhi Niketan Ashram participated.
Republic day Speech
The prayer was organized by Mr.Ramanisekar and group. Thiru.R.Venkataswami, President, Gandhiniketan ashram gave special message through skype. In his speech he spoke about the principles of gandhiji and J.C.Kumarappa.
The book “Unto this Last” by Ruskin was a turning point in Gandhiji’s life. We should follow the principles of both the leaders, and that is the real homage to them. Later we paid floral tribute at the Samathi of Dr.J C Kumarappa.
Sramadhan by our Ashram Faculties-01.02.2014
July 2014 Events
In connection with the 105th Birthday celebrations of the Founder of Gandhiniketan Ashram, Amarar G.Venkatachalapathi and 74th Annual Day Celebrations of the Gandhiniketan Ashram, Inter school competitions in various activities among the higher secondary and school students belonging to Usilampatti Educational District were held.
Exhibition of Science projects by Students-24.07.2014
Many of the schools participated on our science Exhibition. The Joint Director, Tamilnadu Science and Technology, Chennai Dr.Soundarraja Perumal declared open the exhibition. Trichy Science centre co-ordinators Thiru i.K.Lenin Tamil kovan and Thiru R.Akilan were also present along with Mr.Kasi Pandi Science assistant of Govt.High School, Melakottai. They judged and selected the best Exhibit. They emphasized that students should have interest in doing researches in all subjects. The experts can create anything meaningful failures should be fought with the spirit “fight one more round” and then success is the only result. According to Marian Wright “Failure is just another way to learn how to do something right”.
Children’s Day Special Address by Welcome address by our Headmaster
Presidential address by our Ashram Secretary Ms.V.Radha
Inaugurated by Dr.Soundarraja Perumal,Joint Director, Tamilnadu Science and Technology, Chennai
Special awareness class by Hr.Sec.Students
All the science students should bear in mind these words.
Village Heritage Sports-25.07.2014
The second day competitions were held village heritage sports’ on 25th July 2014. In the presence of our Headmaster and teachers. Our Ashram secretary Ms.V.Radha akka declared open the competitions. More than 10 schools from Usilampatti Educational district participated.
Thattangal, Kilithattu, Nondi were the games played by the female students. Kabadi Pambaram and kitti were played by the male students. The boys and girls took part with enthusiasm in the more or less forgotten competitions.
The winners are
Thattangal – Govt High school, Melakottai
Kilithattu – Lord Venkateshwara mtric Hr Sec school, T.Kallupatti
Nondi – Govt. High School, M.Subbulapuram
Kabbadi (senior) – Gandhiniketan G.V.Hr.sec School, T.Kallupatti
Kabbadi (Super Senior) – Gandhiniketan G.V.hr.Sec.School, T.Kallupatti
Pambaram – M.K.V.Sala Hr.Sec.School, S.Melapatti
Kitti – Gandhiniketan G.V.Hr.Sec.School, T.Kallupatti
“Practice isn’t the thing you do once you good.
It’s thing you do that makes you good.
– Malcolm Gladwell.
Literary, Art, Drama and Individual talents Competition-26.07.2014
More than 15 schools from usilampatti educational district participated in literary Art, drama and individual talent competitions held in our school on 26th July 2014.
In tamil literature, Elocution, Essay writing lyrics writing competitions were conducted. Individual talent was extracted in singing, dancing and drawing dramas were enacted the winners are
Elocution – Gandhiniketan G.V.Hr.Sec.School, T.Kallupatti
Essay writing – P.K.N Girls Hr.Sec.School, Tirumangalam
Lyrics – R.M.P.S.Hr.Sec.School, T.Kallupatti
Drawing – Gandhiniketan G.V.Hr.sec.school, T.Kallupatti
Song – Govt. High school, Melakottai
“Acting (Presending) is a very valuable skill” – Meryl streep.
As a part of our anniversary. We celebrated the cultural festival on 28.07.2014, Monday in our school auditorium.
The cultural programme was started with the prayer. Our chairman prof.G.Venkatachalapathy ayya inaugurated the programme. Our ashram secretary Mrs.V.Radha akka, our Headmaster, all the teachers, students and parents were also present.
The students of our primary school gave the following cultural items. Gopier nadanam, uzhavar nadanam, Bharatham, fancy dress and vaalmihi drama. Primary school teachers Mrs.Vijayarani, Mrs.Muthumari, Mrs.Uma maheswari sang a song jointly.
A scene from Valmihi Drama
Chorus by our Primary School teachers
Primary School Participants
After the break, the programmes of our higher secondary school began.
Bharatham, kollattam, kummi, kerala, jeiho, aerobics dances, kavadi attam, karaham, mime show, Tamil drama, English drama, oyilattam and pyram were performed.
A scene from Kannaki Drama
A large number of parents and all the students appreciated and enjoyed the programmes.
“To succeed in life, you need three things, a wish bonw, a back bone and a funny bone.” -Reba Mcentire.
Our Headmaster Mr.G.Muthuramalingam ayya gave vote of thanks. The function came to an end with the national Anthem.
Founder’s day and Ashram Annual day celebrations-30.07.2014
The 105th Birthday celebrations of our Ashram founder Amarar G.venkatachalapathy Ayya and 74th Annual day of our ashram were held on 30th july 2014.
At 6.00am special prayer was conducted at Gandhimandapam. In the prayer meeting Mr.V.Regupathi, Goeverning body member spoke about our founder Mr.G.Venkatachalapathy ayya. In his speech he told that our founder started our ashram for the poor and needy people as per the wishes of Gandhiji.
Morning Prayer at Gandhimandabam
He also said students should give importance to prayer. If we pray whole heartedly we will succeed.
Our president Prof.Dr.Venkataswami ayya gave special speech. He told that we should celebrate our founder’s day as “Thinking day”. He also warned about the enemies’ in house “Nam veetuppahaivarhal” like television, cell phone, computer and greediness.
Founders’ Day and Ashram Annual Day Special Message by Dr.V.Ragupathi, Member
Message by President
We must passes ‘SDM’ qualities that is
S for Sasangam (Speaking always good words)
D for discipline
M for meditation.
At 8.45am Thiru.V.Srinivasan chairman W.S.Insulators and president All India Saisamaj hoisted our ashram flag at Rajendra prasath square.
Hoisting the ashram flag by Mr.V.Srinivasan, Chairman, W.S.Insulators and President All India Saisamaj
At 9.00am Bahjan-Namasangeerthanam was sung by our teacher Mr.Ramanisekar and group. After that we paid a florail tribute at founder’s Samadhi.
Bajan at Santhivam
Floral tribute at Founder’s Samathi
At 10.15am, the public meeting started at the auditorium with the prayer. Our chairman Prof.R.Venkataswami ayya welcomed the gatherings. Our ashram secretary Mrs.V.Radha akka presented the annual report.
Welcome Address by President
Annual Report by Secretary
Read Felicitations by Mr.M.Nagarajan, H.O.
Special Guest Address by Mr.Vaithianathan, Editor, Dinamani
Mr.M.Nagarajan, cashier central office of our ashram read the felicitations received from Thiru.Ponnambala Adihalar, Mr.C.Muthukumarasamy I.A.S and Mr.V.Jeganathan, Chairman star Health Insurance.
The special guest Mr.Vaithianathan Editor, Dinamani emphasized the importance of Gandhism and J.C.Kumarappa’s principles.
“Gandhism” is the only source that will help us to unite our nation. It will help us to change our generation. So he asked the students to spread Gandhian thoughts among the people.
Prize distribution and Presidential address by Mr.V.Srinivasan, Chairman, W.S.Insulators and President All India Saisamaj
Mr.V.Srinivasan, who presided over the function distributed the prizes to the students who scored high marks in Govt.exams in X and XII std and the winners of all the various competitions conducted by our school.
In his presidential address he spoke that our ashram remembered him of puttaparthi sai samaj. We shall try to serve the village people jointly.
Vote of thanks by Mr N Shanmugasudaram Our treasurer
Thiru.N.Shamuga Sundaram, our treasurer proposed a vote of thanks. The celebrations came to an end following our national anthem.
Our Headmaster Mr.G.Muthuramalingam ayya arranged all the necessary arrangements in a grand manner and made the function a great success. As students and staff, are we not proud of remembering the words of warren buffet.
“Some one is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago”.