Mannagudda school centenary celebrations today

The centenary celebrations of Dakshina Kannada Zilla Panchayat Higher Primary School at Mannagudda in Mangalore will be inaugurated at S L Shet Maidan, near Ullal Nursing Home, on December 28, at 6 pm.

Speaking to media persons on Tuesday, Centenary Celebration Committee President Sureshchandra Shetty said that the inauguration of the programme will begin with a procession of Udupi Pejavar Seer Sri Vishwesha Teertha Swamiji. District-in-Charge Minister B Ramanath Rai will inaugurate the stage programme, while Mangalore South MLA J R Lobo would preside over the function. Former Union minister B Janardhan Poojary will inaugurate the school compound and the science lab.

Minister for Youth Service, Sports and Fisheries K Abhaychandra Jain would unveil the exhibition of photographs on the history of the school. MP Nalin Kumar Kateel will release the souvenir- ‘Shatasuma’ and MLC Ganesh Karnik will inaugurate the renovated room. DIET Principal Philomena Lobo, Department of Public Instruction Deputy Director Moses Jayashekar, Mangalore North BEO Lokesh, Karnataka Bank Chairman Ananthakrishna, ‘Facilities’ Proprietor Maladi Ajith Kumar Rai, District Kannada Sahitya Parishat President Pradeep Kumar Kalkura and others will be the guests.

Felicitation

As a part of the celebrations, 28 teachers, who had served in the school or serving the school will be felicitated. Mangalore Coastal Round Table 190 Chairman Neil Rodrigues, who contributed the science lab to the school, will also be felicitated. A special lecture on education will follow the felicitation programme. Later, schoolchildren and old students will stage various cultural programmes, Sureshchandra Shetty said.

The valedictory programme will be held at the same venue on December 29, at 6 pm. Urban Decelopment Minister Vinay Kumar Sorake will preside over the function.

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