Recently, Bidya Bharati Girls’ High School, New Alipore, held its annual programme at Rabindra Sadan, Calcutta. The guests included Swami Vedaswarupananda of Ramkrishna Mission and Anupkumar Matilal, director of the Indian Museum. The evening kicked off with the felicitation of our students who fared well in the secondary and higher secondary examinations in the years 2010 and 2011.
The cultural programme that followed was based on the work of Rabindranath Tagore since this is the 150th year of his birth. The audience was enthralled by the magnificent music recital ‘Ananta Anandadhara’, comprising Tagore’s songs and the classical Indian ragas they are based on. The students also put up a captivating performance of the Land of Cards, an English adaptation of Tagore’s famous dance drama Tasher Desh. It was followed by a graceful enactment of Kalmrigaya, another beautiful but tragic dance drama by Tagore. The performances were brilliant. We really enjoyed the evening and are looking forward to the event next year.
Class XII, Bidya Bharati Girls’ High School, Calcutta
Two tribal students from Chhattisgarh have cleared this year’s Indian Institutes of Technology’s Joint entrance Examination (IIT-JEE) and 148 qualified the All India Engineering Entrance Examination (AIEEE) 2012. What is amazing is that most of these students were unaware that such entrance exams existed even two years ago. The fact that so many students did so well in the entrance exams is due only to the hard work of a team of career counsellors from an NGO, Aglakadam Foundation Society. In May-June 2010, 18 career guidance camps were organised in different parts of Bastar such as Sukma, Bijapur, Jagdalpur, Bhairamgarh and Antagarh. About 5,000 students were mapped psychometrically to identify their occupational interests. The students with potential were then taken to Raipur and coached for two years under a scheme called Prayas.
We hope to help more such meritorious students in future.
Aglakadam Foundation Society
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