Adding sweets to a mid-day meal scheme has ensured 100% attendance in a school in Naregal town in Gadag district in Karnataka. The government primary school started offering sweets to students since last two years under the Amrit Bhojan initiative supported by donors. The school has 307 students-125 boys and 182 girls. Classes are held from Grade I to VII, ethics and sports are also given importance. The food menu includes rice, sambar, wheat payasam, groundnut holige, laddu, huggi, mysore pak and jalebi.
Monthly Birthday Celebration in School in Ernakulam
Instead of celebrating birthdays of students individually, a government school in Ernakulam district in Kerala has started celebrating birthdays together in a month. A day is selected, usually in the last week of a month, for celebrating the birthdays of all students whose birthdays fall in that particular month. This collective birthday celebration is done by cutting a cake at a function organised in the school hall in the presence of all 146 students of the school They are also served sadya in the afternoon. The innovative idea was implemented by Government Lower Primary School in Eloor in Ernakulam. The school is more than a century old. The school thought of eliminating the economic disparity in birthday celebrations since not all students could afford to celebrate. Teachers raised the funds on their own and through sponsorship, according to headmaster Siby Augustine. The birthday celebration also gives opportunity to take baby steps in public speaking. Students are encouraged to speak a few words wishing their friends who are celebrating their birthday. Birthday celebration of students whose birthdays fall on March and April will have their birthdays celebrated in March before the school closes.
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Largest Image of Human Eye with Millets
A school in Ernakulam district in Kerala was presented a certificate by the World Records Union for creating a record for the largest image of a human eye filled with millets. The image was created in an area of 2,109.74 sq. ft on August 18 in connection with the International Year of Millets. Over 1000 kg of millets were used for creating the image.
Actress Kavya Keeran Distributes Chocolates and Pens
Well known actor distributed pens and chocalates for needy children in the streets of Mumbai. The diva never fails to surprise with her fashion choices and natural star prowess. However, this time film lovers got a chance to see her humanitarian side while helping out street kids for their education.
Kavya was seen in conversation with kids in August -gifted them books, pens and chocolates Her fans were pleased to see this side of the actress. One user wrote, "This girl have 2 lakh followers on Instagram and millions of fans but her simplicity and her love are endless."