The second Quiz program during the week was held on Saturday, the 18th November, 2017 at M K V K Matriculation Higher Secondary School, Tenkasi. The QUEST 2017 Quiz program was on SOLAR SYSTEM. Students of class 6 to 8 from Matriculation and CBSE schools were eligible to participate in the Quiz. Some 75 schools in and around Tenkasi and Shencottai were invited. We had confirmation from 25 schools, including schools from the far off Sivakasi, Rajapalayam on the West and V K Puram on the South West, about their interest to participate in the Quiz. 49 teams from 19 schools actually participated in the Quiz on the 18th. The schools were provided with an e-Guide book on Solar System compiled by me to help the participating students to prepare for the Quiz. A school was allowed to send more than one team, if they so desired.
6 top teams from the 6 top different schools were selected for the Oral Quiz based on their performance in the initial Written Quiz. Prof. Dr. Janakiraman from Sri Paramakalyani College of Arts & Sciences, Alwarkurichi was the Quiz Master.
The following teams won the Quiz contest:
1st Prize – A cash award of Rs.4500 – Bharat Vidya Mandir (CBSE), Ilanji
2nd Prize – A cash award of Rs.3000 – Chinmaya Vidyalaya PAC Ramasamy Raja Matriculation Higher Secondary School, Rajapalayam
3rd Prize - A cash award of Rs.1500 – Cambridge International School, Agastiyarpatti, V K Puram
The other three teams – Emmanuel Matricultion Higher Secondary School, Melagaram, Bharat Montessori Matriculation Higher Secondary School, Ilanji, and St. Joseph’s Matriculation Higher Secondary School, Panpozhi were given books as consolation prizes.
Prof. Dr. M. Rajkumar, Principal, J P College of Engineering, Ayikudi and Prof. Dr. Ramesh, A. O, Bharat College of Education were present to give away the prizes.
Conducting the two Quiz programs was a gratifying experience to me and my wife. It consumed almost 3 months of my time, preparing the study materials, designing and preparing the Question Paper for the Written Quiz and the presentation for the Oral Quiz, and making all the arrangements needed for the actual Quiz Contest.
We congratulate all the students who participated in the Quiz and the schools who had helped them prepare for the Quiz. We congratulate the Winners of the Quiz Contest. We thank M K V K Matric. Hr. Sec. School for their excellent cooperation in conducting the Quiz Program successfully.
Here are some pictures taken during the occasion.
We at L. N. Charitable Trust had conducted two Quiz Contests successfully during this week.
The first was on 15th for the students of Class 6 to 8 from government and government-aided schools in and around Tenkasi and Shencottai. The topic was “Eastern India, its states, and important cities” in Tamil. The objective of the Quiz Contest was to help young children from rural background know more about important places outside their immediate place of living. A detailed guide book was prepared by me based on Power Point Presentation and given to every school to help the participating children prepare for the Quiz. The Quiz Contest was done in association with the Vasagar Vattam (Readers’ Forum) of the three government public libraries of Tenkasi, Melagaram, and Shencottai, as part of their annual Library Week that usually began with 14th of November.
32 teams from 14 different schools participated in the Quiz. The Quiz was conducted in the premises of Shencottai Public Library. The prizes were fixed as Rs.1000, Rs.750, and Rs.500 worth of gifts for the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd winning teams. There was a preliminary written Quiz Test, from out of which we chose 6 teams from 6 different schools for the Oral Quiz. Mr. Sheikh Mohideen, Agricultural Officer from the Government of Tamilnadu conducted the oral Quiz as the Quiz Master. The prizes were given away by the Asst. Education Officer, Tenkasi Education District, Shencottai.
The winning teams were from the following schools:
1st Place: Hameedia Middle School, Tenkasi
2nd Place: Lakshmi Harihara Higher Secondary, Ilathoor, Shencottai Taluk
3rd Place: Government Higher Secondary School, Kattalai Kudiyiruppu
Our congratulations to the winning teams and the schools. Our congratulations also to all the participants from various schools, though they may not have won the prizes. During my short address to the students, I stressed upon my belief that their very participation is a victory for every one of them. All the children participated with great enthusiasm. Many students and teachers had personally told me that the study material given to them and the Quiz was extremely useful and helped the children know more and more about various places in our country, their history, their potential, their business, their commerce, and relevance.
Here are some pictures taken during the occasion.
I conducted a one-day program on Personality Development for select final year Engineering students of J P College of Engineering, Ayikudi on Friday, the 30th September 2016. Conceptual ideas on Success, Personality, Beliefs, Self-esteem, Goals and objectives, Strengths & Weaknesses were discussed followed by meditative contemplation to help the students discover their personal strengths, empowering beliefs, their self-esteem, and set goals for themselves. There was a general appreciation for the program, and the students felt that the program was very useful to them. Many felt that they got an opportunity to touch upon some critical areas relating to their personal Self, for the first time. We wish the participants success in their education, and we wish them a bright career after their education.
L.N.Charitable Trust successfully conducted QUEST 2016 – Quiz Competition on “India, Its States and Important Cities” – the 3rd such competition in the series - on Saturday, the 30th July, 2016 at M K V Kandasamy Nadar Matriculation Higher Secondary School, Tenkasi. Students studying in class 6, 7, and 8 in the Matriculation and CBSE schools were eligible to participate in the Quiz Competition. This time, we sent invitations to several more schools located in the interior rural centers like Sankarankoil, Vasudevanallur, Sivagiri, Vikramasingapuram, Cheranmahadevi, Alangulam, and Mukkudal. I also met several schools in these interior places personally to encourage their participation in the Quiz Competition.
In all, 13 schools participated in the Quiz Competition. Based on an initial written Quiz the following six schools were selected to participate in the Oral Quiz:
1.Bharat Montessori Matriculation Higher Secondary School, Ilanji
2.Bharat Vidya Mandir (CBSE), Ilanji
3.Immanuel Matriculation Higher Secondary School, Melagaram, Tenkasi
4.A V Rm V Matriculation Higher Secondary School, Ambasamudram
5.A V K International School, Sankarankoil
6.St. Joseph’s Matriculation Higher Secondary School, Panpozhi
The winners were:
1st Place: Cash award of Rs.4500/ - Bharat Montessori Matriculation Higher Secondary School, Ilanji
2nd Place: Cash award of Rs.3000/- Bharat Vidya Mandir (CBSE), Ilanji
3rd Place: Cash award of Rs.2250/- Immanuel Matriculation Higher Secondary School, Melagaram
The respective schools received a shield too.
Besides, A V Rm V Matriculation Higher Secondary School, Ambasamudram was awarded a shield as the best rural school.
As the oral Quiz competition was going on, the remaining 7 teams went through an Aptitude Test, and Sri Parasakthi Vidyalaya, Courtallam and Sri Ramakrishna Matriculation Higher Secondary School, Alangulam received the 1st and 2nd prize.
Sri Antony Paulraj, Principal, M K V Kandasamy Nadar Matriculation Higher Secondary School presided over the Prize Distribution Ceremony and gave away the prizes. During his address to the students, he stressed upon the need to respect parents and teachers and also advised the students to stay away from the modern electronic gadgets that unnecessarily eat away a lot of time and energy of the growing children. T N Neelakantan, the Managing Trustee, L N Charitable Trust, in his address to the students, stressed upon the importance of developing one’s communication skills, especially in English.
We commend and congratulate all the students who took part in the QUEST 2016 – QUIZ Competition. We commend and congratulate the winners. We commend and congratulate the schools who participated in the competition. We commend and congratulate the parents of the participating children for giving encouragement to their wards to take part in our competition.
We thank the Correspondent, Principal and the staff of M K V Kandasamy Nadar Matriculation Higher Secondary School for allowing us to hold the Quiz Competition in their premises and for extending their wholehearted support and help.
Some more pictures taken during the prize distribution ceremony for the QUEST 2016 - Quiz Contest
We conducted our QUEST 2015 (II) – Quiz Contest on “Human Body and Health” on Saturday, the 10th October, 2015 at M K V K Matriculation Higher Secondary School, Tenkasi.
Invitation to participate in the contest was sent to 37 matriculation/CBSE schools. 27 teams from the following 12 schools participated in the competition:
1.Sri Ramakrishna Matriculation Higher Secondary School, Alangulam
2.Shalom Matriculation Higher Secondary School, Pavoor Chathiram
3.Boo Vijesh Matriculation Higher Secondary School, Mukkudal
4.A G Matriculation School, Surandai
5.St. Joseph’s Matriculation Higher Secondary School, Panpozhi
6.Sri Parasakthi Vidyalaya, Courtallam
7.Emmanuel Matriculation Higher Secondary School, Tenkasi
8.M K V K Matriculation Higher Secondary School, Tenkasi
9.Esakki Vidyashram, Tenkasi
10.Bharat Montessori Matriculation Higher Secondary School, Ilanji
11.Bharat Vidya Mandir, Ilanji
12.A G Matriculation Higher Secondary School, Tenkasi
Based on the performance of the various schools and teams in the initial written Quiz, the following teams were selected to participate in the Oral Quiz:
1.Selvan/Selvi R Vijaya Nandhini, B. Madhu Nandhini and V Lavanya from Boo Vijesh Matriculation School, Mukkudal
2.Selvan/Selvi B. Monisha, T.V. Hashmitha Devi and A Mahadarshini from Sri Ramakrishna Matriculation School, Alangulam
3.Selvan/Selvi R. Aravindhan, M. Suthanesh and P. Sundara Ganapathy from M K V K Matriculation Higher Secondary School, Tenkasi
4.Selvan/Selvi T. J. P. Ram Vasandhan, J. Jeno Micheal and K. Anand from Bharat Vidya Mandir, Ilanji
5.Selvan/Selvi K. K. Karthick, R. Anbu Selvan and R. Vikraman from Bharat Montessori Matriculation Higher Secondary School, Ilanji
6.Selvan/Selvi Fanny Blesine, Thahira and Malavika from St. Joseph’s Matriculation Higher Secondary School, Panpozhi
The following teams were declared winners:
1st Place: St. Joseph’s Matriculation Higher Secondary School, Panpozhi
2nd Place: Bharat Montessori Matriculation Higher Secondary School, Ilanji
3rd Place: Boo Vijesh Matriculation Higher Secondary School, Mukkudal
Dr.Murugiah, Philanthrophist, President of Indian Medical Association, Vice President of Amar Seva Sangam and Surgeon from Mahalakshmi Hospital, Surandai graced the Prize Distribution Ceremony as the Chief Guest.
Besides the first three places, Consolation Prizes were given to the remaining three teams from Bharat Vidya Mandir, Sri Ramakrishna Matriculation Higher Secondary School and M K V K Matriculation Higher Secondary School, who took part in the Oral Quiz. Keeping in mind the active participation of schools from rural areas, Consolation Prizes were also given to Selvan/Selvi Dora, Soundarya and Catherine from St.Joseph’s Matriculation Higher Secondary School. Since we had allowed schools to send more than one team, but not exceeding three, we also recognized the second best team in the written Quiz and this Consolation Prize went to Bharat Vidya Mandir, Ilanji. The winning schools also received shields.
We had also arranged for a talk on Health by two professionals, Dr. Hariharan from Shencottai and Sri S.M.N.Sundaram from Tirunelveli, between the written and oral Quiz.
Overall, all the children participated with great enthusiasm in the Quiz Contest and we are gratified to note that our Quiz Contest on “Human Body and Heath” had generated considerable interest in the subject of HEALTH among the schools and the student community in and around Tenkasi.
We once again thank and congratulate all the schools, the children and their parents for their participation in our Quiz Contest.
L.N.Charitable Trust, Melagaram, Tenkasi in their quest for youth talent, conducted a Quiz Contest under the title "QUEST" on Saturday, the 10th January, 2015. The topic of the quiz contest was "SOLAR SYSTEM". The competition was held among the students of class 6, 7, and 8 studying in matriculation and CBSE schools in and around Tenkasi. 85 students formed into 29 teams from 11 schools took part in the contest. Based on the preliminary written Quiz, 6 teams were selected to participate in the Oral Quiz. The teams were from:
1. Bharat Vidya Mandir, Ilanji
2. Bharat Montessori Matriculation Higher Secondary School, Ilanji
3. Hilton Matriculation Higher Secondary School, Old Courtallam
4. St.Joseph's Matriculation Higher Secondary School, Panpozhi
5. Sri Parasakthi Vidyalaya, Courtallam
6. Immanuel Matriculation higher Secondary School, Melagaram
The winners of the "Quest 2015" Quiz contest, based ont the Oral Quiz were:
1st Place: Bharat Vidya Mandir, Ilanji
2nd Place: Hilton Matriculation Higher Secondary School, Old Courtallam
3rd Place: Sri Parasakthi Vidyalaya, Courtallam
Prizes worth about Rs.12000 were distributed to the winners and the participants. Dr.Sri D.Gnanadurai, B.E, M.S, PhD, Principal, J P College of Engineering, Ayikudi graced the occassion as the Chief Guest and gave away the prizes to the students. Sri Kaniraj, Correspondent, A G Matriculation Higher Secondary School, Tenkasi presided over the function.
We salute all the students who participated in the contest with great enthusiasm, and in a sense, everyone won the contest. We thank the management of all the schools who sent their children to the contest. We thank Dr.Sri D.Gnanadurai and Sri Kaniraj for their graceful presence during the prize distribution and for their valuable advise to the students. We thank Sri Kaniraj for consenting to make the A G Matriculation School premises available for conducting the Quiz contest.
During the prize distribution itself, the topic for our next Quiz Contest was announced. The topic will be "HUMAN BODY AND HEALTH." This contest is slated to be held during October, 2015.
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27.09.14 - Navrathri Special Bhakhthi Sangeetha Mela - Children of Tenkasi and Shencottai rendering devotional songs. Participants: Selvi Karthika, Keerthana, Punitha, Aishwarya, Mathura, Yazhini, Indhumathi, Lakshmi, Harini, Varsha, Anusha, Parameswari, Sahana, Sandhiya, Hashmitha, Gayathri P and Selvan Amaladhithan
இளைஞர்களையும் மாணவர்களையும் ஊக்குவிக்கும் நோக்கத்தோடு எங்கள் எல்.என்.சேரிடபிள்டிரஸ்ட்,மேலகரம், தென்காசி பல நிகழ்ச்சிகளை, போட்டிகளை நடத்தி வருகிறது. வருகிற நவராத்திரியின் போது சிறப்பு நிகழ்ச்சியாக மாணவ, மாணவிகள் பங்கேற்கும் கர்னாடக சங்கீத நிகழ்ச்சி நடக்க இருக்கிறது என்பதை மகிழ்ச்சியுடன்தெரிவித்துக்கொள்கிறோம். இதற்காக கடந்த ஒரு மாதமாக 15 குழந்தைகளுக்கு ஒரு இசை ஆசிரியரின் உதவியோடு பயிற்சி கொடுத்து வருகிறோம். எங்கள் முயற்சியால் சுமார் 30 மாணவர்கள் தென்காசியில் மிருதங்கம் பயின்று வருகிறார்கள். எங்களின் எல்லா முயற்சிகளிலும் சிறுவர், சிறுமியர்கள் மிக உற்சாகத்துடன் பங்கேற்று வருகின்றனர். இந்நிகழ்ச்சியின் ஒரு பகுதியாக எங்கள் மிருதங்க மாணவர்களே ஒரு சில பாட்டுகளுக்கு மிருதங்கம்வாசிக்கப்போகிறார்கள். குழந்தைகளின் பெற்றோர்களுக்கும், எங்கள் முயற்ச்சிக்கு உறுதுணையாக இருக்கும் நண்பர்களுக்கும் மிக்க நன்றி.
CLASSIC SINGER TENKASI 2013-14: Singing Competition in Tenkasi, Tirunelveli District, Tamil Nadu was a pioneering effort by our L.N.Charitable Trust, Melagaram, Tenkasi and was received well.
What thought of as a small effort, received its big bang when more than 250 students of Class 6,7 and 8 from all schools within Tenkasi Education District took part in the first selection round in November, 2013. After five selection rounds, we selected 24 students to contest in the Quarter Finals held on 29th December, 2013. 16 of them moved to Semi Finals held on 4th January, 2014. Eight qualified to contest in the Finals held on Saturday, the 11th January, 2014.
The winners were:
First: Master H.Balasubramanian, Bharath Montessori Matric.Higher Secondary School, Ilanji
Second: Miss.Parameswari, S.R.M. Government Girls Higher Secondary School, Shencottai
Third: Master Harish from Bharath Montessori Matric Higher Secondary School, Ilanji.
The winner was awarded the title: CLASSIC SINGER TENKASI 2014 besides a cash prize of Rs.10000. The first and second runner-ups received cash awards of Rs.5000 and Rs.2000 respectively.
The highlight of the finals was the presence of Smt.Dr.Latha Varma, Principal, Sri Sathguru College of Music, Madurai and the internationally acclaimed carnatic music vocalists and violinists Sow. Akkarai S.Subhalakshmi and Akkarai S.Sornalatha. We thank them for their presence and support.
The remaining following five contestants received a consolation award of Rs.500 each:
Miss. Saraswathi, Manjammal Government Girls Higher Secondary School, Tenkasi
Miss. Sumathi, Siva Saraswathi Higher Secondary School, Aykudi
Miss.Vaishnavi Jeyalakshmi, S.R.M. Government Girls Hr.Sec.School, Shencottai
Miss. Jumana, St.Joseph's Matriculation Higher Secondary School, Shencottai
Miss.Harini, Bharath Montessori Matric Hr.Sec.School, Ilanji
We congratulate all the winners and their parents.
We thank all our friends, relatives, sponsors, parents, students, volunteers, judges and the media for their support to the program.
We thank Sri Lakshmana Perumal for organizing the orchestra for the quarter, semi and finals competition.
The entire program was telecast by Mayuri T.V and we thank them.
The Tenkasi-Shencottai Public Library Vasagar Vattam co-sponsored the program and we thank them for their unstinted support.
We also thank the management, teachers, staff and volunteers of Bharat Montessori Matric Hr.Sec.School for providing their auditorium and other facilities for conducting the program.
Our thanks to Sri Shajahan from Madurai 'Hello F.M.' for agreeing to be a judge for the finals.
We thank SAKTHY audio systems for the excellent audio arrangement.
Importantly, we thank Sri Dr. Madurai K.Thiagarajan, Asst Professor, Mridangam, Sri Sathguru College of Music, Madurai and Mrs.Kanthimathi and Mr.Mohana Krishnan of Bharath Montessori Matric Hr.Sec.School for their continuous support to all our efforts.
T N Neelakantan
Poorna Chandran, or Poornam in short, has a rare dream wherein Lord Siva appears before him and offers to cure his acute stomach pain on a condition that Poornam meets with HIM in seven of HIS places. His stomach pain disappears instantly. The local astrologer cautions Poornam not to take Lord Siva's conditions lightly and suggests seven of HIS abodes along the river Tamirabarani, in the Southern Tamil Nadu in India. Thus begins Poornams journey into his life full of miracles, challenges, hurdles and achevements and most importantly, an uncommon meeting with LORD SIVA.
Poornam dies watching himself on the television, when an international news channel decide to tell his story to the world.
This book is a story of stories of people who came together for a shared destiny. "Did Lord Siva send HIS army of people in his life towards HIS purpose?" wonders Poornam.
'SIX THINKING HATS" training program was successfully conducted by Shri P.Radhakrishnan of DRONAS from Chennai. The training program was organized by L.N.Charitable Trust for the benefit of students from government owned schools. More than 150 students participated in the training. The program aimed to help the young sharpen their thinking skills and help them develop lateral thinking. The Shencottai Public Library Readers Forum coordinated our efforts in organizing this training program. Our efforts to help the students of government schools were lauded by one and all.
"ARCADIA" contests were spectacularly successful. 578 students from 22 different schools owned or aided by TN Government within Tenkasi Education District participated. The events were held in the campus of Bharath Montessori Matric Higher Secondary School, Ilanji. More than about 60 teachers from BHARATH had worked hard to make the events successful. The Tenkasi and Shencottai Public Library Readers Forum coordinated the ARCADIA events.
FORTHCOMING EVENTS FROM L.N.CHARITABLE TRUST
Saturday, the 11th January, 2014
Classic Singer Tenkasi - Sugam Sangeeth Super Contest
Music contest for students of class VI, VII and VIII from Tenkasi Education District
First Prize: Rs.10000
Second Prize: Rs.5000
Third Prize: Rs.2000
Three Consolation Prizes of Rs.500 each
Free Training on Vocal Music
Our "CLASSIC SINGER TENKASI" singing contest took off majestically. 250 students of class VI, VII and VIII from various schools within Tenkasi Education District took part in the first Qualifying Round held on 29th November, 2013. 105 students were selected and sent for the second Qualifying Round held on 30th Nov. The Second Qualifying Round focused more on training the students in singing rather than eliminating many from the contest. 92 students have now been selected for the Third Round to be held on 6th Dec.
Mayuri TV, a local TV channel had shot the entire Qualifying Rounds and are planning to telecast in the coming week.
The Readers Forum of Tenkasi and Shencottai Public Library had given a big support to the event.
CLASSIC SINGER TENKASI 2014 FINALS WAS HELD ON SATURDAY, THE 11TH JANUARY, 2014 AT BHARATH AUDITORIUM PRESIDED BY DR.MRS.LATHA VARMA, PRINCIPAL, SRI SATGURU SANGEETHA VIDYALAYA MUSIC COLLEGE, MADURAI AND AKKARAI SISTERS SELVI SUBHALAKSHMI AND SORNALATHA. TWO NEW JUDGES MR.SHAJAHAN, THE FILM MUSIC DIRECTOR FROM MADURAI AND MR.BABU, GUITARIST ADDED GREAT ENTHUSIASM TO THE CONTESTS. EIGHT CONTESTANTS PARTICIPATED IN THE FINALS CONTEST. BESIDES THE FIRST THREE PRIZES, ALL THE REMAINING FIVE CONTESTANTS WERE GIVEN CONSOLATION PRIZE OF Rs.500 EACH.
BESIDES, ALL THE 26 CONTESTANTS OF QUARTER FINALS AND 16 CONTESTANTS OF SEMI FINALS RECEIVED GIFTS DURING THE AWARD CEREMONY.
MAYURI TV HAD SHOT THE ENTIRE PROGRAM AND WILL BE TELECASTING THE PROGRAM IN THEIR LOCAL TV CHANNEL ON PONGAL DAY, 2014
Classic Singer Tenkasi 2014 Award Ceremony. The Third Prize Cash Award of Rs.2000 is presented by Mrs.Bhairavi of Abhirami Fashion Jewellery, Tenkasi to Harish from Bharat Montessori Matric Higher Secondary School
The Second Prize Cash Award of Rs.5000 is presented to Parameswari of SRM Government Girils Higher Secondary School, Shencottai, by Shri Arunachalam of Tenkasi Library Vasagar Vattam
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