Saluting the spirit

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Last Updated 13 September 2010, 13:14 IST

The Maharani Lakshmi Ammanni College for Women wore a new look on the eve of Teacher's Day celebrations.

Unlike other fests which focus on students, the event was totally dedicated to teachers and provided a platform for them to exhibit their talents. Hence, the students got an opportunity to witness the other side of the teaching fraternity.

The Student Union members welcomed their beloved teachers offering gifts and ‘Happy Teacher’s Day’ wishes. The colourful event commenced with an invocation song by Vaibhavi. K S Bharati, the Principal for Degree College, expressed her immense pleasure in getting an 'A' grade from the NAAC.

“The credit goes to everyone, who worked hard in achieving this prestigious status,” she said and added, “It is a day of celebration for all as we learn from everyone. Sometimes, students are our teachers as we learn many things from them.”

According to the tradition of the college, T L Shanta, the director, Principal and the teachers cut the cake and distributed it amongst all.  The stage was set on fire when performances by the teachers began. A team of 12 teachers dressed up in Punjabi style shook their leg in full strength. K S Bharati and Anuradha, the Principals of Degree and PUC respectively rendered a song each and were received whole-heartedly.

Next up was a wonderful performance by a group of five teachers to an old Hindi song. The Kannada department teachers came forward to sing Kuladalli Keelyavudo from the film Satya Harishchandra. Madhumitha and Ranjini presented raga Bhairavi and raga Vasanta respectively with total involvement.

Prahlad and Nirmala presented the duet song Bandeya Baalina Belakaagi from Avala Hejje.  Another spellbinding performance was a Bharatanatyam presentation by Chaitanya, who performed with ease and confidence. A skit by Murali and Altaf Pasha succeeded to entertain the gathering and the fashion show upheld the rich culture of the country.

“Even we didn’t know that our colleagues have so many hidden talents. And we hardly get platforms to showcase the skills,” said a lecturer.  Many teachers registered their names on the spot and performed their best. Other than this, many competitions and games were held as part of the celebration.

“We were surprised when our teachers came on stage and performed the dances. It was really entertaining. Their efforts and spirits were appreciable,” said Jyoti, a student.

(Published 13 September 2010, 13:14 IST)

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