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Thiruvathirai Celebration – 30.12.2020

Thiruvathirai was celebrated at Vinayagar temple in our Ashram. It is our traditional occasion to receive the blessing of  “ Lord Siva ” After our Margali Bhajan our Ashram Secretary Dr.V.Geetha, Hr.Sec. school HM, Teachers and central – office staff members  assembled at 6.30 A.M. The Idols of Lord Natarajar and Sivakami Ammal were kept ready for special Pooja.

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Lord Natarajar and Sivakami Ammal

Abisegams were performed. Our Ashram president Prof. R.Venkataswami Ayya watched this Thiruvathirai through Skype. Finally Kali and Pongal prasadams were distributed to the devotees.

Ashram Opening Day – 12.10.2020

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Morning Prayer at Manimandabam

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Sramdhan

Independence day – 15.08.2020

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Flag hoisting by our Secretary 

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 Special Message by our Secretary 

111th Birthday celebration of Our Founder Amarar G.Venkatachalapathy and 81st Annual Day Celebration of GandhiNiketan Ashram 30.07.2020

A Special prayer was conducted at Gandhi mandapam at 6.00A.M .In the prayer meeting our chairman Padma Shri Prof.R.Venkatasami Ayya talked about our founder’s simplicity and life style. Our founder started this institution for the development of village students. We should train the students in all round development.

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Our Ashram is a sacred place. Before independence, it was a training place for the patriotic leaders. He asked the students to give good education to the village students. It will help them to prepare themselves in this competitive world.

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Special address by our Ashram President

 President also told that today is a thinking day. Everyone must think of our duties to our ashram. We should do our duties in the faith and dedication .Then only we can produce good students/good citizens with moral values like discipline and self-respect in the society. Our founder followed 18 constructive plans of Gandhiji. Our founder loved Gandhiji very much. What Gandhiji was told ‘Veda’ for our founder. His only motto was to spread Gandhian principles. Here we are all gifted to be a part of the institution. We must continue our work for success of the constructive plans of our founder.

After that we paid a floral tribute to founder’s samathi. Then we all gathered before founder’s statue for floral tribute.

FOUNDER’S REMEMBRANCE DAY- 13.06.2020

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Floral offering 

FOUNDATION DAY 28.04.2020

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Morning Special Prayer at Gandhimandabam

National Science Day Celebration 28.02.2020

National science day was celebrated at our Primary School with great enthusiasm on February 28, 2020.An exhibition was organised to celebrate this day. Teachers put up a special meeting on the origin and the importance of National science day. Mrs Muthumari, headmaster welcomed the gathering. Dr Geetha, Secretary presided over the function and delivered the keynote address following which she inaugurated the science exhibition. Students exhibited their science projects, models, charts and working models. Our school chairman Dr. Venkatasamy visited the exhibition and appreciated the children and teachers for their active participation.  Mrs. Saroja, teacher gave her speech on science in daily life. Students from all classes visited the exhibition and gained a lot of information.

School tour Programme – 14.02.2020

Our Primary School organised a one-day picnic for class 5 on February 14.The tour bus was fully packed with students and teachers. It was a journey from T. Kallupatti to Madurai. Madurai airport and Eco Park had been visited in between. We started the journey with the guidance of our chairman Ayya Dr. Venkatasamy and the company of Headmistress. The students were extremely excited to reach the destination. All the students kept singing songs in the bus till they reached the venue. At the airport, students enjoyed the scenes of flight landing and flying very close to them. Students were welcomed by the staff of Eco park, Tiruparangundram. After entering the gate, we finished our breakfast. The next event was a park visiting which all students was looking forward. The students were allowed to play in the park.

The most attractive visit of the picnic was the Tirumalai naicker palace. It was a beautiful palace with amazing pillars, which we have never seen. After the lunch and visit of Gandhi museum, the bus moved to Alagar kovil. Students enjoyed the greenery of hills and worshipped God Murugan at pazhamudhircholai and Lord sundararajaperumal at alagarkovil .

The bus started its homeward journey at about 7pm. When the bus entered the school campus, parents had already been waiting for their children. Everyone had a smile indicating that they had a great enjoyment.

Gandhiji and Dr.J.C.Kumarappa’s Remembrance Day – 30.01.2020

We observed Gandhiji and Dr.J.C.Kumarappa’s  Remembrance Day on 30.01.2020. today is M.K.Gandhiji’s 72nd and Dr.J.C.Kumarappa’s 60th Remembrance Day. A

special prayer was conducted in our Gandhimandapam at 6.00 AM.

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Special Message by our Ashram Member Dr.V.Ragupathi

Dr.V.Ragupathi, Governing body member delivered special message. Gandhiji’s death stopped many soual discrimination. Gandhiji started Quit India movement but he did no hate the British, he hated the rule of British.

Kumarappa was a True Christian. But his cremation was done in the Hindu process there was no difference of religion Love is God. Everybody should love each other. After the prayer we went to Kumarappa’s  Samathi and Gandhiji’s statue to pay floral tribute.

We all gather in our Auditorium at 3.00 PM. The meeting started with the prayer. Sri.M.Nagarajan HM Welcomed all. Smt.Dr.Geetha, Secretary in her, presidential address talked about the noble qualities of Gandhiji.

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Welcome address by our HM
Presidential Address by our Ashram Secretary Smt.Dr.V.Geetha

Gandhiji learnt the quality of speaking truth from Harichandran drama parental love from Siravanan pithur Bakthi. Boldness from his Servent maid Rambai. Gandhiji loved thulasi Dasar’s Ramayana. He thought British as Ravana and people of India as Rama. He used Ahimsa and Sathyagraha as his weapons to save the people of our mother country. True devotion makes us free from evil thoughts and evil deeds.

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Special address by Dr.Ram Ponnu

Dr.Ram Ponnu Former Principal Kamaraj Govt. College, Surandai, Thirunelveli district delivered special address. He shared ideas from “My Experiments with Truth”.

  1. Don’t tell lie    2. Teacher is the first book for students  3. Parental love and care

Gandhiji was pushed out by white people from the train in Marisberg railway station. That was a turning point in his life. He struggled not only for freedom but also for the rights of the Indians.

Dr.J.C.Kumarappa considered Gandhiji as sun. We must follow him. He was asked by Gandhiji to make a research on why India become so poor? Because of colonization. He presented this article in “youngIndia”. Mathan Mohan Malavia, the Founder of Hindu University, Varanasi (Benarus) was impressed by this and he told Kumarappa that he was equal to Gandhiji Both leaders worked hard for the development of village services.

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                We should follow the principles of these great leaders. Both of them coincided in death also, they died on the same 30th January. Smt.V.Muthumari Headmistress thanked all. The meeting came to an end with the National Anthem.

Republic Day-26.01.2020

We celebrated 71st Republic day in our Ashram on 26.01.2020 Smt.Dr.V.Geetha, Secretary, Gandhiniketan Ashram unfurled our National Flag at 8.30 A.M. after that we all went on a procession raising the slogans like “Vandemadaram”.

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Flag hoisting by our Secretary

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Procession

The Republic Day celebration meeting started at 10.00 A.M. in our Auditorium. Sri.M.Nagarajan HM welcomed all. Smt. Dr.V.Geetha, Secretary delivered the presidential address. In his talk she told about the democracy we have the government of the people, by the people and for the people of our country.

Many great leaders feet proud of the spirituality of our nation. Our nation is known for its equality, liberty and Fraternity. She also explained the difference between republic and Independence. Independence day is meant for the sacrifice of many freedom fighters and Republic day is celebrated for planning and measuring achievements the previous plans. On this day students must think of their future plan and work hard to attain our goal.

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Special address by our Secretary
e-magazine released by our Secretary

Our Secretary released the E-Magazine and our Administrative officer Sri.S.Murugan received it.  Our Primary School HM Smt.V.Muthumari thanked all. The meeting came to an end with the National Anthem.

Vivekanandar’s 158th Birth Anniversary National Youth Day-13.01.2020

National Youth Day was celebrated in our school Auditorium on 13.01.2020 at 3.30 Pm. The meeting started with the prayer.

Smt. Dr.V.Geetha, Secretary, Gandhiniketan Ashram welcomed the gathering. Our Ashram Governing body member Smt.P.Thilagavathy delivered her presidential address. In her address she remembered Vivekenandar’s childhood. He was very much

interested in meditation from his childhood days.

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Welcome address by our Ashram Secretary Dr.V.Geetha

Arjuna for Krishna;
Hanuman for Rama;
Vivekenanda for Ramakrishna.

            Boldness and spiritual mind him to a great leader. She asked the students to follow his words. “Arise, awake and do not stop until the goal is reached”.

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Special address by our Ashram Member Smt.P.Thilagavathy
Special Guest address by swami Duth Prabhanantha

            Swamiji Duth Prabhanantha, sri Ramakrishna Mission, Madurai delivered the special speech. In his talk he told that vivekanandar was a “brave Sanyasi”. Vivekananda’s talk at Chicago on 11th September 1893 revealed the spirituality of our Hinduism in India.

            Vivekanandar did prayer for the nation Bharath Matha through the principles of Ramakrishnar. Our life will be fruitful if we believe in ourselves. He asked the students and teachers to read the books of Vivekananda.

            Sri.M.Nagarajan HM thanked all. The meeting came to an end with the National Anthem.

Dr.J.C.Kumarappa Day -04.01.2020

Dr.j.C.Kumarappa’s 129th birthday was celebrated in our Ashram on 04.01.2020. there was a special prayer at 6.00 AM in Gandhimandabam. Dr.V.Ragupathi Governing body member talked about Kumarappa’s arrival to our Ashram in 1955. He stayed here for five years. He spent his last days in our Ashram. In our Gandhimandapam he placed Gandhiji’s statue. Organic Farm was initiated by Dr.J.C.Kumarappa.

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Special Prayer at Gandhimandabam

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Prayer at Kumarappa kudil

To give education to all village students. Teachers should create new society with good qualities of students. That is the main aim of our Founder. Then we all went to Founder’s samathi to pay the Floral tribute.

Ashram Governing body member Dr.V.Ragupathi and Tmt.P.Thilagavathi  enlighted the Kuthuvilakku before the statue of our Founder. After the prayer Dr.V.Ragupathi talked about the importance of the word “Amarar”. It means a person who lives for the importance of the welfare of the other people.

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Bajan and Floral tribute at Founder’s statue

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Special Message by our Member Dr.V.Ragupathi

This is the 50th Remembrance year of our Founder. Our founder’s statue is established here to remember the principles of our Founder. It will give positive vibration to all. When we are tires. It will stimulate our mind and body.

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Special address by our Member Smt.P.Thilagavathi

Smt.P.Thilagavathi, Governing body member told that, “This is a mile stone for our Ashram”. Our Founder was a teacher. We all teachers should follow the principles of our Founder. Then only our institution will grow like a Banyan tree. We are all gifted to serve in this institution.