BENGALURU: The CBSE south zone cluster VIII kho-kho tournament hosted by Siddaganga Higher Primary School on October 24-26 saw 36 teams vying with each other to take the honours.
Vishwachetana Vidyaniketan School, Davanagere, emerged winners.Siddalinga Mahaswami of Siddaganga Mutt handed over the trophy to the champions. The seer had words of ap preciation for the stu dents, management, teaching and non-teach ing staff of all teams. The event was inaugurated by minister for housing, Krishnappa. Retired kho kho coach at the Sports Authority of India and Arjuna Awardee S Prakash was the chief guest, while retired IPS officer L Revannasiddaiah addressed the students. School principal Hamsa TM, its secretary BN Channappa were present.

MLA for Govindrajnagar, Priya Krishna was the chief guest at the valedictory function. Union minister MV Rajashekaran, principal of Kendriya Vidyalaya, Hebbal, Kumar Thakur and former vicechancellor of Bangalore University , Siddappa were among the dignitaries present.

APJ Award for Carmel School administrator

Secretary of Carmel Education Society , and administrator of Carmel High School, Basaveshwarnagar, Roshan Menezes was conferred the APJ Abdul Kalam Excellence Award in recognition of his accomplishments and services in the field of education.

Instituted by the Citizens Integration Peace Society, the award was presented to Menezes on October 15 in New Delhi by former Lok Sabha Speaker and Union home minister Shivraj V Patil.Former governor and Union minister Bhishma Narain Singh and Major. Retd.Ved Prakash were present.

Among the many laurels that Menezes has received include the Global Economic Council’s Rattan Rashtriya award. His initiatives have seen teachers adopt innovative pedagogic techniques, and consequently , enhance their proficiency . He has also involved students in raising awareness about the environment.

Menezes said, “I dedicate this award to all my students and staff. It’s a special moment for Carmel, on the eve of its golden jubilee year.”

Triennial sports day a hit

The third edition of its triennial sports day, DPS Games-2016 was hosted at Delhi Public School (North) on October 27-28.

Arjuna awardee and one of the coun try’s leading badminton players, Jwala Gutta was the chief guest. She was appreciative of the school’s efforts towards promoting sports. The first day saw Brigadier Kumar, recipient of the Tenzing Norgay award and World Amateur Body Building Association champion Pavan Shetty in attendance. The proceedings were kickstarted by a ceremonial oath and a torch run. School vice-principal Geeta Kandaraji said: “We witnessed many colourful and synchronized performances of drills, dances, acrobatic malkhamba and yoga, which required teamwork.”

CEO of Akshar Power Yoga Academy , Akshar was the chief guest on the second day . Terming sport a kind of meditation, he said: “Sport is a philosophy in which one should be trained.” Taekwondo coach at SAI, Gautam Singh and coach for the U-19 state cricket team, Vijay Madyalkar were also present. Another vice-principal Renu Dimri pointed out that sport held invaluable lessons on life.

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