A great speaker should make the audience see what he sees in the way he sees it. No sentence can be effective if it contains facts alone. It must contain emotion, image, logic, and promise. A good speaker is not one who remembers what to say, but rather says what will be remembered.
Sir A. Ramaswami Mudaliar Birth Centenary Commemoration Inter–School Elocution Competition in English was held on the 28th of November 2022 in the premises of SRM Higher Secondary School, Ambattur. Dr. Maheshwari Natarajan, Retd. Founding Principal of Vidya Mandir Estancia, Vallanchery, and Director of Agurchand Manmull Jain School, Meenambakkam, was invited as the Chief Guest for the occasion. She was joined by Mrs. Kamakshi R, Academic advisor AMMF, Mr. B. Nandagopal, Secretary of SRM School and Mr. Senthil Kumar D, Principal of T. I. School.
10 participants representing 10 schools, were given the topic, “Indian Women in Sports Today.” Our school was represented by Gitanjali R of X-A.
The auditorium was filled with cheers and applause as each contestant delivered their speech packed with power. The speech delivered by Gitanjali was empowering and undisturbed from the beginning to the end. Each word spoken by her was extremely inspiring and triggered the feeling of passion and perseverance.
As a result, she was declared the winner among matriculation and other pattern schools. And, with that, T. I. School has bagged the silver rolling trophy for the fourth consecutive year.
National Children’s Science Congress, a programme of National Council for Science & Technology Communication, Department of Science and Technology is conducted every year to encourage children and offer them with the project based creative learning activity. It is an inclusive programme open to children of the age group10-17 years. The focal theme for the year 2022-2023 is “Understanding ecosystem for health and wellbeing”. Tamil Nadu Science Forum organized the district level competition on 26.11.2022 (Saturday) in Jaya Engineering College, Thiruninravur. One hundred and seventy projects were presented in District level competition from various Government and Private schools. The winner of the district level competition was Surabi R.B. of class XII B.
Project title: LIGHT WEIGHT PAPER USING NANOTECHNOLOGY participated in state level competition which was held at St. Mother Teresa’s Engineering College, Tuticorin on 10th and 11th December 2022. 545 projects were presented from various schools from different districts. Students got an opportunity to meet the scientists from ISRO. All the participants were honoured with a medal and certificate as a token of appreciation. Students were encouraged to carry out their research work.
51 students from 6 levels and of 3 teams respectively were part of the Quiz Competition which had two rounds – a preliminary and the final. Mrs. Swathi, Ms. Bagiya Lakshmi, and Mrs. KP Smitha were the teacher escorts. Students from Level I – Team I [Dhiya K, Mirunalini P, Dev N], Level IV – Team 3 [Pranav H Davey, Santhosh Kumara Kesari, Rajaviknesh V RA], Level V – Team 3 [Prasheetha S N, Meenatchi R D, Saptharrishi K J K] and Level VI – Team 2 [Lakshmi Narasiman, Sai Harini B S, Gowtham Jagatheesan S ] were selected for the final round and they emerged as winners in the following category.
II Prize - Level I – Team I [Dhiya K, Mirunalini P, Dev N]
II Prize - Level IV – Team 3 [Pranav H Davey, Santhosh Kumara Kesari, Rajaviknesh V RA]
III Prize - Level V – Team 3 [Prasheetha S N, Meenatchi R D, Saptharrishi K J K]
IV Prize - Level VI – Team 2 [Lakshmi Narasiman, Sai Harini B S, Gowtham Jagatheesan S ]
Students had a wonderful experience in being part of the quiz and meeting students from other schools. They were also exposed to the different terms and conditions and rules that are part of a quiz competition and empower themselves better for the next time.
Oxford University Press India in association with Chennai Sahodaya Schools, Chennai orgainsed a Principals Meet on 12th November 2022 on the topic 'Changing Dynamics in Education'. Mr.D.Senthilkumar ,Principal and Mrs.Mary Bennette- Head Secondary and Higher Secondary attended the programme at Hotel Rain Tree. The chief guest and Key note speaker was Prof. Kamakoti Veezhinathan, Director, IIT Madras .He emphasized on encouraging children to think out of box and learn concepts through their native language ; he also requested everyone to educate parents not to force their dream upon children. The various opportunities, new programs initiated by IIT was shared. He also mentioned about the wide career options in Data Science, Biological Science. Mr. Ravi, Chairman, The Hindu Group of Publication spoke on the topic 'Inclusive education'. Dr.Bhavani Sankar shared his views on the topic 'need for life skill education' and insisted on 'change readiness'.As a whole the programme was informative and intuitive.