When the young Vismaya, of Koottakkani U.P.School, lost her voice with extreme happiness, while commenting on her school‘s achievement in the grand finale of Haritha Vidyalayam, the educational reality show at Thunjan Parambu, Tirur, hundreds of people assembled there gave a standing ovation with a vibrant smile on their faces. The most touching and exciting moments of the program, marked the innocence, spontaneity and the deep attachment of the student to her school.
The exciting participation of children and teachers gave new waves of energy to the innovative way of interactive learning in our schools. The reality show was organized by IT@school and telecast live on Doordarshan and Victer’s channel.
The school from Kasargod district got first place by scoring 87.5 for their overall performance including academic brilliance, infrastructure, maintaining green environment and effective school administration.
Kottakkal Raja’S High School of Malappuram bagged the second place by crediting 83.5 for their performance and Thiruvananthapuram Cotton Hill Girls School, Thiruvananthapuram and Changanassery SBHSS shared third prize with 71.5 points each.
Winners, Koottakani UPS
Students and teachers of Koottakkani School received a cash prize for rupees 15 lakh and credentials from M.T.Vasudevan Nair, the chief guest of the grand finale. Rajas School got rupees 10 lakh and third prize holders were awarded with 3.5 lakh rupees and credentials each.
N.M.H.S.S. Peringathur, PPMHSS Kottoookkara, ALPS Peringode, SDVGUPS Neerkunnam, GHSS Avanavancheri, GUPS Keechery were the fourth to 10th place winners in the final, respectively. These schools were awarded with two lakh rupees and certificates as encouraging prize.
A jury, chaired by the famous educationalist and environmental engineer; Dr. R.V.G Menon, selected the winners in the state level competition. Other members were noted writer and teacher Akbar Kakkattil, freelance journalist K.R.Meera and Social Policy Officer of UNICEF, Hyderabad; Dr. Piyush Antony.
IT@ School mission Executive Director, the man behind the program, K.Anvar Sadath welcomed the audience, distributed mementos to all participant agencies for their whole hearted cooperation and expressed the vote of thanks.