“Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire”
To inherit good values, enhance knowledge and endow them in the right path, a two days Deeksha camp was conducted for the X Std students in our school. The students were categorized into 8 groups of 9-10 students.
The programme commenced on 29th March, 2019 at 7 am in the morning with invocation to God. The students were taken to Shri. Pallikondeeswarar temple at Surattapalli. They performed pooja, sang bhajans and had a divine dharsan of Lord Shiva. The gurukal of the temple explained the heritage of the temple to the students. The students engaged themselves in ‘Uzhavarapani’, the cleaning of the temple and planted tree saplings around the temple premises. They took a survey of the village and emphasized the importance of education, especially girl education, personal hygiene and green environment. In the evening children refreshed themselves with games in the school ground.
The first session was presided by Shri. K. Ponraman, Education office, VES. He explained about the significance of Deeksha Camp and how deeksha transforms a common to a great scholar. The second session was presented by Shri. L. Ramamoorthy, Jt. Secretary, VES, on the topic “En Desam En Thai”. He induced the feeling of patriotism in our students stating the anecdotes of great warriors of Indian history. In the informal session many video clips were shown to inculcate moral values in children. Students were dispersed for Subharathri at 10 pm.
The second day dawned with prathasmaran and students practiced yoga. The third session was delivered by Shri.R.B.V.S. Manian on the topic “Uravukalodu Uravadu”. He insisted about the importance of relationship among family members. The fourth session was given by Shri. Sundar, State Organizing Secretary, Vidhya Bharathi, Tamil Nadu. He motivated children to work for the nation and use swadeshi products only to improve the economy of the country. The children were given a chance to exhibit their talents through games “Chakiriya”.
The fourth session was presided by Shri. R. Ravindran, Jt. Secretary, VES on the topic “Ulluvathellam Uyarvullal”. He inspired the students by facilitating optimistic toughts to develop self confidence in them.
The two days camp provided an opportunity to the students to yield themselves to any tough situation and acquiring knowledge about their nation and moral values.
The valedictory session was presided by Shri Venkatesan, Secretary of Vivekananda Educational Society. He insisted the students to follow whatever they learnt in Deeksha Camp throughout their life.
The programme came to an end with Shanthi Mantaram