‘Lumiere’- A Global Panorama Kicks Off at Heera Int’l School

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‘Lumiere’- A Global Panorama Kicks Off at Heera Int’l School

‘Lumiere’- A Global Panorama- an Inter-School Literary and Cultural competition Kicks Off at Heera International School-Shakthinagar, Mangaluru

Mangaluru: With a Motto- “DARE TO DREAM….LEARN TO EXCEL” Heera International School (HIS) -Shakthinagar, Mangaluru, a Sister concern of City Hospital Charitable Trust launched “LUMIERE- A Global Panorama, an Inter-School Literary and Cultural Competition on 25th November at the School Premises- with a valedictory function on 26 November. This Fest is one of the new initiative of Heera International School in order to enable a good rapport with the schools and to encourage and motivate the hidden talents of the students. They believe that this programme will form a base for the students to go and compete in various other events at higher levels. So the School has planned to organize LUMIERE every year to provide a platform for young talents.

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The programme began with invoking God’s blessings through a prayer song rendered by the students of HIS, followed by a welcome dance by the Nursing Students of City Hospital Nursing school. Ms Lilly Pushpa- Principal of HIS welcomed the gathering, where she said that this school was built in memory of Late Heera Shetty, who had great love towards children. “Our School is truly the opportunity place for every education seeker. Our school stresses high-quality education with sound moral and spiritual values. Our teachers are dedicated to the student’s welfare, and they are skillful in the handling of social values to shape the life and character of each child. Art, music, and physical education are part of our regular curriculum” added Ms Pushpan.

The programme was inaugurated by lighting the traditional lamp by Chief Guest, Jnnesha, KES, Block Education Officer, Mangaluru south, along with other dignitaries on the dais namely- Dr CK Manjunath- guest of honor and Prof. of Humanity and Administrator of Sahyadri College of Engineering; Dr Bhasker Shetty- President of Nandavan Education Trust (HIS); Dr Roshan Shetty- Trustee and Correspondent of HIS; Janet Thomas- Administrator, HIS; Ms Grace Noronha- Principal of St Aloysius Gonzaga CBSE School, Mangaluru; and Ms Lilly Pushpa- Principal, HIS. Addressing the gathering Chief Guest Jnanesha said, ” Government and educational institutions should work hand in hand for the better education of children. Parents should also play an vital role in educating their children and lead them into the right path”

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He further said, ” We need to guide the young children toward a positive future full of confidence, motivation, creativity, team work, leadership and valuable life principles. Children should be taught to respect their teachers, parents and adults. With Western culture invading India, our present youth/kids have been showing disrespect to their teachers, mentors, parents and adults. We need to educate our children and bring them up in the right path, so that they become the future leaders of this great nation. As students grow in character, they grow in their capacity and commitment to do their best work, do the right thing and lead lives of purpose. Character education and training done early and well, puts students toward successful life outcomes.”

Guest of honor, Dr CK Manjunath addressing the gathering said, ” Today’s competition is already filled with colors, and it is where you can all unleash your hidden talents and show your teachers, parents and others present that you also have the capabilities, strength and determination to excel high. During my childhood days, I too had taken part in various contests, but unfortunately didn’t win in any one of them. Winning in a contest is not important, but participating in it is important. You are all winners-don’t lose hope if you fail once-try again, and again, and success will surely come your way. “

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“We should all have the will to win but winning is not everything. The whole struggle which you do to win something is also very important. But sometimes losing is also beneficial for us. It is not necessary to win every time your participate. Sometimes you have to go through failures too. At that time you should not be disappointed or frustrated at the result. Every experience teaches you something which makes you more mature and capable of dealing with problems. So, Participation is more important than just winning. If you will keep on participating in different events then surely one day you will get the result of your hard work. It is not necessary that every time the winner alone gets appreciation and fame for his work. Be bold, courageous, compete with determination and interest, and you will win” added Dr Manjunath.

Dr Bhasker Shetty also speaking said, ” A good health is also very much essential in child’s education. Cleanliness, good eating habits, following food guidelines etc will also help in child’s education life. Apart from being good in academics, children should also take part in co-curricular activities, and this even planed by the teachers and staff of the school will surely give a chance to show your talents. At our school the mainstream learning goes hand in hand with social, philosophical and traditional learning, exploring holistic educational avenues for schooling. Based on the concept of integrated learning we focus on integrating indigenous knowledge systems, ecological sensitivity and social connectivity through many innovations. Our school’s educational offerings are enriched by a wide range of sporting and co-curricular activities, as well as community service initiatives, that seamlessly complement our academic programmes. This facilitates children’s learning on all levels – intellectual, physical, social and emotional. Best of luck to all he participants in Lumiere 2016″.

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Ms Grace Gonzaga speaking during the occasion said, ” I am very much impressed by the surroundings and ambiance of Heera International school. Also delight to see that 16 schools have come forward to take part in this event, even though this is the first such event organized by this School. Heera International School has proved to be a real “Heera ” (Diamond) among other schools in the City. As said earlier by Dr Manjunath, It does not matter that you win or lose, all that matters is the courage to participate. It is very essential to fight in life rather than just conquering it. You should be ready to face all kinds of challenges and hurdles which come in your way. Best of luck, and let “Heera School” be a shining “Heera” (Diamond) among all other schools”.

Correspondent of HIS, Dr Roshan Shetty addressing the audience said, ” A school should instill in a child a lifetime love for learning and knowledge, and provide the foundation for all-round development and excellence. These aims inspire all of us at Heera International School in everything we do. At HIS, our focus is on creating an atmosphere of learning that children enjoy and one that encourages them to discover and express their talents to the fullest. We are driven by the belief that every child is important and the children should be at the heart of every educational endeavour. This makes us direct all our efforts to inspire and enable each child to believe in and practise our motto, ‘Dare to Dream…Learn to Excel’. “

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“Our exceptionally talented and dedicated teachers are the building blocks of our school’s excellence. Parents’ trust in all that we do always motivates us to go the extra mile for our children’s success and well-being. We pride ourselves on being a future-ready, happy school, unique in its international character while upholding the Indian ethos. We look to the future with a strong commitment to making a genuine difference in the lives of many young minds. This ‘Lumiere’- a First such event organized by our dedicated staff and teachers will go a long way in the history of our school” added Dr Roshan.

Gayathri Shenoy- a Hindi teacher at HIS proposed the vote of thanks, while English teacher Akshatha HR compered the programme very professionally. During “Lumiere”- a total of 8 events are planned, like Fancy dress, Drawing, Collage making, Best Out of Waste, Declamation, Essay Writing, Elocution and Folk dance. Rolling trophy will be awarded to highest scoring school on 26 November during the valedictory function.

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