School Children Wish Chachaji On His Birthday
Magician Harris Thaha enthralls on-lookers with a bike stunt | By Yentha
On Nov 15, 2010


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.

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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.

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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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Students take part in the rally

The student leaders were selected from among the winners of Malayalam elocution contest, ‘Varnotsavom, 2010’, organised by the council of students from LP and UP classes.

The children’s day rally from the SMV School grounds to University College, started at around 3:00 pm. Students from almost 34 schools participated in the rally. Participants of the rally from different schools in their uniforms, and some of them dressed in colourful sarees, and long skirts, were indeed a visual treat.

Magician Harris Thaha kept the crowd breathless by blind-folding himself using a black bag, and riding on a two-wheeler from SMV school to the University College.

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Magician Harris Thaha performs the bike stunt

Prizes were distributed to the school that came up with the best performance in the rally. The child leaders were given tokens of appreciation. The first prize was bagged by Carmel Girls' HSS, while Jawahar Vidhya Bhavan and Ambalathara UPS went home with the second and third prizes respectively.

This day served as a reminder to each one of us, to renew our commitment to the welfare of children and teach them to live by Chacha’s standards and examples.


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children wishes??
Anon, on Nov 15, 2010 04:39:32 PM
@Anon ... thanks for pointing out ! Our apologies!
Team Yentha, on Nov 15, 2010 06:27:48 PM
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