Students of classes VIII to XII of different schools in Tiruchi created practically implementable environmental models during the interschool environmental model competition organised by Tiruchi district Exnora and Youth Exnora International at Cauvery College for Women in the city on Tuesday.
Models on environmental management, rainwater harvesting, solar energy, waste water purification, afforestation, prevention of pollution, converting deserts into tropical land and a model titled ‘why we do not require nuclear power plants’ were some of the creative exhibits made by students.
The theme of the competition was ‘save our mother earth’ and exhibits were judged in two categories- category A included classes VIII to X and category B consisted of classes XI and XII.
Montfort School, Sri Sivananda Balalaya, Campion Higher Secondary School and Vasavi Vidhyalaya School won prizes in the first category while SRV Matric Higher Secondary School, Cauvery Matric Higher Secondary School and Montfort School bagged prizes in the second category.
V.P. Thandapani, Corporation Commissioner, addressed students during the valediction and advised them to put in their best efforts to save mother earth. “With population explosion resulting in depletion of natural resources, it becomes important to use non renewable resources judicially. We need to ensure that future generations are also able to enjoy natural resources,” he said.
Mr.Rajkumar from the department of environment, Bharathidasan University, who judged the exhibits, said that the work did not seem to have been done by school students but was akin to those created at the college level.
C.Balasubramanian, district president Exnora, K.Rengarajan, secretary, Cauvery college governing council and members of Exnora were present during the event.
Training Program on Soft Skills
Greater Chennai District Exnora & T. Nagar Sarada Vidyalaya Girls Higher Secondary School Jointly organized the Special Programme on Soft Skills at school premises recently.
M. Sivakumar CEO - SIVAS Metamorphic Centre, explained that the objective of the program is to stress the importance of Soft-skill while one has to secure a better career. The instruction in this progaramme was to train a student to face defeat, to keep away from jealousy ,to enjoy the sight of birds, and natural surroundings.
Greater Chennai District Exnora &
Sri RKM Sarada Vidyalaya Girls Higher Secondary School Jointly organized the
Special program on “JOB OPPORTUNITIES”
Students as they get into IX standard start mental plans about their future carriers. Today for most the first choice is Information Technology based employment along with Engineering, Architecture, Medicine, Fashion Technology, Hospitality industries etc.
Lions Club of Central Madras, District 324 A1, Greater Chennai District ExNoRa and Sri RKM Sarada Vidyalaya Girls Higher Secontary School, T.Nagar, Jointly organised a Eye Donation Awareness Program and Human Chain.
Lion S.N. Harinarayanan Past President, Lions club of Central Madras inspected the Human Chain of students holding the Placards depicting meaningful slogans on the need and necessity of Eye Donation and also distributed the Handbills to the public along with school students.
ExNora General Secretary Mr.R,Govindraj and S. Sampath, Senator, Exnora International were the Special Invitees.
Mrs,G.Vasundara, Program officer, NSS, RKM Sarada Vidyalaya welcomed the dignitaries and gave a thought provoking speech high lighting the projects planned for the day and importance of Eye Donation.
Lion Vijayalaksmi Thavva in her Presidential address emphasised the teachers role on moulding the students and also on the need of eye donation
Lion S. Sampath gave a speech on the Eye Donation and how it will help two persons to see this beautiful world with full of colors
Mr.R.Govindraj, Ex Nora, General Secretary proposed the vote of thanks.
NSS Students of RKM Sharada Vidyalaya, Usman Road, T.Nagar had a fruitful experience, specially their visit to Pammal - the “Enviro Home” of Sri. Indrakumar turned out to be an eye opener and a realization, how simple it is to “Live with Nature”.
The girls expressed their happiness over the practices and have vowed to carryout it at their homes and impress their neighbors also to follow.
Giving expression to what they have seen Selvi.M. Parvathi, G. Gayathri, P. Anusha and M. Aishwarya said that solution to garbage is in each one’s hand. We have to be responsible in ‘not mixing’ garbage at home, introduce perishable waste at home for composting through simple - inexpensive composting through aerobic or vermin-composting methods and handing over recyclable wastes to rag-pickers (who make a living out of this) for appropriate recycling. By doing so, accumulation of waste at streets is eliminated.
By recycling waste water by a simple technique, water needs of the plants are fulfilled and helps retain moisture around the house. Similarly, by introducing an enzyme into septic tank, he eliminates foul smell and letting out the untreated, unhygienic water in open spaces. This water is also used to water the plants at his garden.
He has a wonderful rain water harvesting system in place which ensures every drop of water at his property and surrounding is effectively recharged.
The most thrilling experience of their visit was the terrace garden with varieties of medicinal, flowering, vegetable & green plants for our day to day use in a small place. The girls were reluctant to come away from the place.
The programme was coordinated by Dr.(Smt). G. Vasundara, Programme Officer, NSS and Sri. R.Govindaraj, Joint General Secretary, Exnora International.
T.Nagar Sarada Vidyalaya School NSS and Kodambakkam Exnora to promote Solar Energy in Chennai
T. Nagar Sarada Vidyalaya School NSS and Kodambakkam Exnora Womens Guild conducted a special meeting at rangarajapuram recently to create awareness among public about the necessity of using Solar energy as a supplementary source of power at homes and offices.
Mrs R. Meenakshi President, Kodambakkam Exnora Womens’ Guild welcome the gathering.
Mrs. G. Vasundara, Program officer, T. Nagar Sarada Vidyalaya NSS stressed the need for public to look for alternative sources of power as the present power situation is bleak. “Solar energy is not only environment friendly as it does not pollute, but also it can provide electricity all around the year unlike wind energy, which is seasonal”,she said.
Mr. R. Govindaraj,Joint General Secretary, Exnora International welcomed the government’s initiative of promoting Solar energy. “the government should promote the utilisation of Solar power in each house by encouraging them to use at least 5% of their power usage through Solar power. In Bangalore it is mandatory to use solar power for water heaters. Similar laws could be implemented in Chennai”, he said.
Mr. R. Venkateswaran Vice President, Solkar Solar Industry Ltd, said that there are different types of Solar Inverters for homes and offices. The inverters are of affordable prices and can power from one light to powering the whole house. “we have an ideal Solar inverter ‘Sologen’, which can power upto 2 tubelights, 2 fans and 1 TV at a very affordable price”, he said. Details of the various solar powered models were distributed.
Exnora has decided to spread the awareness of Solar energy in the various parts of Chennai and suburbs through continuous awareness programs.
T. Nagar Sarada Vidyalaya School NSS and T. Nagar Exnora Jointly organized the Special Programme on" Consumer Awareness"
T. Nagar Sarada Vidyalaya School and T. Nagar Exnora Jointly organized the Special Programme on Consumer Awareness at school premises recently. Mrs. J. Vijayathilagam Co-ordinator, Consumer Advice Centre. Department of Civil Supplies and Consumer Protection,Mr.R. Govindaraj, Joint General Secretary, Exnora International and are the Special Invitees.
Mrs. Meenakshi, Head Mistress, Sri RKM Sarada Vidyalaya T. Nagar Welcome the gathering.
Mrs.Vijayathilagam started the session with the most commonly used commodity and most adultered product – WATER. She went on to explain the need for good quality products used by us in our day-to-day lives starting from our very basic need - water, to electrical appliances used for lighting our houses, cooking etc..., even the Helmet used by most of us as we travel in our two-wheelers. She also stressed the importance of carefully selecting medicines from the pharmacy instead of blindly handing over the prescription to the pharmacist and buying the medicines given by him/her. Find below the list of the most common commodities and the respective seals that should be present in the package when you buy them in stores.
Apart from these, Mrs.Vijayathilagam also discussed about the ignorant usage of deodorants and consumption of junk food items and how continuous exposure can lead to Cancer. She was prompt to bring out the reason for the age old usage of Honey with Medicine and how to select the purest form of Honey from the other local brands. Ants and dogs do not taste pure honey and . For more information on Consumer products and consumer protection please login to the following websites. Www.consumer.tn.gov.in www.bis.org.
Mrs. G. Vasundara Program Officer, NSS Proposed a Vote of Thanks.
T. Nagar Exnora and Sri RKM Sarada Vidyalaya Higher Secondary School, T. Nagar N. S. S Jointly organised a Solution to good health through our Traditional,Ayurvedic Treatment especially for women,A Natural Way of Living, By Dr R.Veeracholan BAMS,Medical Officer,Urban Ayurvedic Medical Centre recently.
Mr.R. Govindaraj, Secretary, Exnora International presided over the meeting and graced the occasion with his august presence.
Dr. Mrs. G. Vasundara, Programme officer, N S S, Sri RKM Sarada Vidhyalaya Girls Higher Secondary School, T. Nagar, Welcome the gathering and set the context highlighting the importance and benefits of Ayurvedha.
Dr. R. Veeracholan, BAMS, Medical Officer, Urban Ayurvedic Medical Centre, had an effective interaction with the Students and explained how various diseases could be prevented or managed by following a few simple and age proven healthy Indian and traditional food and dietary regimen.
His prescription on selectivity of the most important and primary food items in our cooking system or diet towards a happy and healthy life was very informative and opened the minds of students towards a new learning.
The meet witnessed very active participation from Sri RKM Sarada Vidhyalaya Higher Secondary School Students and Teachers active participation in the program, helped them understand the key benefits of ayurvedic way of living.
Lions Club of Central Madras, District 324 A1, Greater Chennai District Ex NoRa and Sri RKM Sarada Vidyalaya T.Nagar organised a Mupperum Vizha, to commerate, National Eye Donation Fortnight, Teachers Day and Go Green, recently at the School premisus.
Lion Vijayalakshmi Thavva,, President, Lion Dr. M.Ravishankar Secretary and Lion S.N.Harinarayanan addressed the assembled 1500 girl students.
Lion Dr. K.Balachandra Reddy, District Governor inspected the Human Chain of students holding the Placards depicting meaningful slogans on the need and necessity of Eye Donation and also released the Handbill and gave the first handbill to the Traffic Policeman.
AS planned, he planted three saplings along with club president, Region Chairman and , ExNora General Secretary Mr. R,Govindraj and Tree guards were provided for all the saplings.
Mrs., Kannagi Prabakaran, H.M. Sarada Vidhyalaya welcomed the Governor and other dignitaries and gave a thought provoking speech high lighting the projects planned for the day and importance of each project.
Lion Vijayalaksmi Thava in her Presidential address emphasised the teachers role on moulding the students and also on the need of eye donation
Lion Dr. Ravishankar gave a speech on the Eye Donation and how it will help two persons to see this beautiful world with full of colors
District Governor presented the prizes for 9 students who won first three places in Drawing competition and also another 9 students who won first three places in Essay competition, with a colorful certificate and a memento
Also, he honoured 18 teachers who have worked hard to get 100% results in their respective subjects and also the HM. with mementos
H.M signed her Eye Donation Pledge form and handed over to our Governor with an assurance that all teachers will sign the pledge form and send them across to Lion Harinarauanan very soon.Lion K.Rangarajan , Region Chairman felicitated the organisers and teachers who were honored and the students who won the prizes,
Mr. R.Govindraj, Ex Nora, General Secretary proposed the vote of thanks.
Sri RKM Sarada Vidyalaya Girls Higher Secondary School Usman Road, T. Nagar, Conducted a Science Expo - 2013
R.Govindaraj, Joint General Secretary, Exnora International, was the chief Guest and inaugurated the Science Expo.
Sri RKM Sarada Vidyalaya Girls Higher Secondary School, Usman Road, T. Nagar Conducted a Science Expo – 2013 R.Govindaraj, Joint General Secretary, Exnora International, was the chief guest and inaugurated the Science Expo recently.
Mrs. Nalin, P.G Teacher (Chemistry) and Mrs. Sridevi (Science Teacher) was the Special Invitees. Mrs. Meenakshi, Headmistress, Welcome the gathering Totally 20 projects on various Topics such as Transport and Communication, Environment and Community Health, Industries, Natural Resources and Mathematical models, solar energy Solar powered house with solar fan, solar water heater, solar cookers, solar car etc.
The I Prize was bagged by the project on Community Health. Cancer, Vector borne diseases such as Malaria and Dengue fever were the theme. Statics of the incidence of Dengue and its death toll were explained clearly.
The Project on ‘Wealth from Waste’ with different colored bins for source segregation and a working model of recycling machine was unique. The various steps in recycling such as Recovery, source segregation, Collection, Transportation and Recycling were displayed. Reuse of cool drink cans by converting them in to flower vases and pencil holders was beautifully depicted.
The various projects brought out the hidden talents of students.
Ist Prize - Topic : Health
Students : C.Merlin, S. Gayathri, G. Meena
11nd Prize - Energy Resources and Conservation
Students : Y. Lakshmi, P. Keerthana
111rd Prize - Mathematics in every day life
Students : P.V. Ishwarya, Dhanalakshmi, M. Jayashree
and T.G. Hema Vaishnavi