Sri Rama School building inauguration tomorrow

Sri Rama School building inauguration tomorrow

The centenary building of Sri Rama Aided Higher Primary School, at Arkula, will be inaugurated on April 14.

Briefing reporters here recently, centenary celebration committee president A K Jayarama Shekha said that the school was started with nine students on Ramanavami in 1917 by late Kotiappa Poojary. At present, as many as 240 children are pursuing their education in the school. The estimated cost of the centenary building is over Rs 1 crore. In addition to the new building, a new auditorium, additional classrooms and theatre have also been built for the centenary celebrations.

He said that during the freedom struggle, Mahatma Gandhi had visited the school when he was on his way to Mangaluru from Madikeri in 1934. With the help of the school management, and villagers, he had raised donations for the freedom movement.

The forerunner of Land Donation movement, Acharya Vinoba Bave too had visited the school in 1957. A Gopalakrishna Hegde, the then school headmaster had won the first National Award instituted by the first government of India in 1960. The school had won the best Aided School Award in 1965.

He said that with the help of Farangipete Education Society and other donors, the school has LCD, e-learning kit, computers, lab, library, and Makkala Yakshagana Mela.

Shekha said that new furniture will also be handed over to the school on this occasion. Dr B R Ambedkar birth anniversary will be celebrated along with parents day and a convention of parents.

 

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