Sri Ramakrishna Math National School

Swami Ramakrishnananda 150th Jayanti & 107th Annual Day Celebrations (Sep 14 2012) Press Reports

150th Birthday Celebration of Swami Ramakrishnananda, School’s founder,  and the 107th Annual Day Celebration held on Sep 14 2012 at School premises were reported in some local media and prominent media. Below are some of these reports are covered.

1. Thirai Deepam Reporting

Thirai Deepam, a Tamil monthly, reported about the celebration in its October 2012 issue. Excerpts (translated) from the report:

Sri Ramakrishna Math National School has celebrated 107th Annual day celebrations and 150th Jayanti celebrations of Swami Ramakrishnananda in a grand scale. This school has conducted free tuition and coaching classes for the underprivileged in Chennai suburbs besides free distribution of note books, uniforms, etc. to the poor students.

The celebrations consisted of Homa, Pooja & prayers in the morning.  An exhibition was inaugurated by Swami Asutoshananda, Manager, Sri Ramakrishna Math, Chennai. In the evening  various dignitaries from State Government participated in the celebrations. Prizes were distributed to the students who participated in the Sports and competitions.  A Souvenir was released to mark the occasion. …

2. Genius Reporter Reporting

Genius Reporter, a Tamil monthly, reported about the celebration in its October 2012 issue. Excerpts (translated) from the report are :

AN OPPORTUNITY FOR CHILDREN TO SHOW THEIR TALENT

It is astonishing to see the children by their capacity to understand the teachings of the school teacher and also to bring out their abundant potential hidden in their consciousness. Our feeling can not be expressed when we see their talent in the exhibits kept in their show during the 150th Jayanti celebrations of Swami Ramakrishnananda and 107th Annual day celebrations in the Ramakrishna Math National school.

The skilled performance in their Exhibition by the students  reminds us the dream expressed by Ex-President Shri Abdul Kalam that our country’s future lies in the hands of younger generation. Swami Asutoshananda, Manager, Sri Ramakrishna Math, spoke very high of the students’ talent.

This potential will grow multitude, when the student’s parents will involve in the process of moulding.

3. Sri Ramakrishna Vijayam Reporting

Sri Ramakrishna Vijayam, the Tamil monthly from Sri Ramakrishna Math, reported about the celebration in its October 2012 issue. Excerpts (translated) from the report:

National School 107th Annual day Celebrations

Swami Ramakrishnananda  started  Sri Ramakrishna Math National School at Krishnappa Naicker street house in North Chennai to impart education in mother tongue to poor students. He carried a wooden box hundi from Chindadaripet to Georgetown to collect funds for running the School. This National School now celebrated 107th Annual Day on 9th of September 2012 by releasing a Souvenir.  Prizes were distributed to students for their academic excellence. Various Govt. Officials graced the occasion by participating the function.

4. The Vedanta Kesari Reporting

The Vedanta Kesari, the English monthly from Sri Ramakrishna Math, reported about the celebration in its November 2012 issue. Excerpts from the report:

Swami Ramakrishnananda, a direct disciple of Sri Ramakrishna, started a primary school in 1906. …  In order to raise funds for the school he walked from Chintadripet to George Town carrying a large wooden box in his hands; he would deposit the meager amount collected in school account in the local Post office. This wooden box is now preserved in the Mylapore Math. He started this primary school with 3 girl students initially, 107 years ago when education was deprived to women. The School was given recognition in 1917 when India was under British rule. Now, the school has around 500 boys and girls from underprivileged sections of the society, and is well-equipped with all basic amenities for the students.
The school observed the 150th Birthday Celebrations of Swami Ramakrishnananda and also the 107th year of school day on 14 September 2012. … Sri A. Karuppusamy, Joint Director of Elementary Education (Admin) and Smt. R. Sivagami Sundari, Director of Elementary Education, and Smt. S. Shanthi, Assistant Director of Elementary Education, addressed the gathering. …

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3 Day Science Exhibition – Sep 2007 – Reported by The Hindu

Our School conducted a 3-Day Science Exhibition from September 6 to 8, 2007 at School premises.

The Hindu reported the exhibition in their edition on Sunday September 9th, 2007. Excerpts from the report:

Science laid bare to students

A Science exhibition was organized by Sri Ramakrishna Math National School from Sep 6 to 8. Professor T.S. Natarajan, Dept of Physics, IIT-Madras, inaugurated the exhibition, with K. Chitra, Reader, Dept of Physics, Queen Mary’s College, participating in a Valedictory function. …

Students in the age groups of 5 to 10 years, though shy were supported by the teachers to explain the intricacies of models placed in the classrooms.

The school, administered by Sri Ramakrishna Mutt, has been providing quality education to students coming from nearby slums and whose parents are daily wage earners.

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