|Thycaud, Trivandrum: The Kerala State Council for Child Welfare conducted several programs for children in connection with the Children’s Day celebrations yesterday. Teachers and students from various schools in Trivandrum took part in the celebrations.
The council had conducted a district-level ‘Stamp Competition’, in which a sixth standard student, Shana Jasmine, from Kozhikode, bagged the first prize. The stamp was released by the city mayor Adv. K Chandrika. Shana was awarded a certificate, cash prize and a trophy for the same.
The program also had several other guests including V Sivankutty MLA, KB Valsalakumari IAS, director PP Gopi IAS, Professor CP Aravindakshan, district child welfare secretary Alinthara G Krishna Pillai and other committee members.
Minister M Vijayakumar gave the children's day message to all present at the public meeting at the SMV School grounds. “I am spell-bound. I feel proud to be a part of this auspicious day and to be standing next to such amazing speakers,“ he said.
Minister M Vijayakumar attends the prayer
The practise of selecting school children as the president, prime minister and speaker was followed this year as well. Sangeetha JV, president for the day, a seventh standard student from Darshana School, gave her presidential address on the topic – ‘Jawaharlal Nehru as an author’. Farsan S Ali, a fourth standard student in Holy Angels Convent, elected prime minister, spoke on ‘Architect of Modern India’. Speaker for the day was Malavika B, a fourth standard student in Nirmala Bhavan School, gave the keynote address.
Students dressed as political leaders
The meeting began with a prayer by Varsha S Krishnan. Jamina Najeeb, a fourth standard student from St. Mary’s School, Pattom, welcomed the crowd. The program concluded with a vote of thanks by Sandra S Kumar, a fourth standard student from Nirmala Bhavan School.
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