Amanagal Examination Preparation Camp for 10th class Students
At Ayyasagaram Kshetram, Amanagalu Mandal, Mahaboobnagar District, Andhra Pradesh
February 21st to March 15th, 2010.
Overwhelming responses from the students, parents and from the government schools enabled Vandemataram Foundation to go ahead with the residential camp towards examination preparation. Total 130 students registered. 25 students suffered from homesickness and returned back to respective homes. 105 students participated with enthusiasm till the completion of the camp. Out of which 40 were girls and remaining 65 were boys from thirteen mandals. The mandals are: Amanagalu, Veldhanda, Kalvakuruthi, Talkondapalli, Madgula, Vanguru, Midzil, Nagarkarnul, Vanaparti, Pebberu, Ganapuru, Bizinepalli and Telkapalli covering around seventy villages.
About the place.
Ayyasagaram Kshetram is about 54km from Hyderabad comes under Amanagalu Mandal. It is the place under reserve forest. One can see 500 year old Veerabhadra swami temple. Temple is surrounded by good vegetation and greenery. During monsoon water flows and adores with added beauty. In order to give healthy atmosphere for building healthy mind in healthy body, it was thought that no other place better than Ayyasagaram Kshetram would provide the needed healthy study atmosphere.
This being an examination preparation camp, ample scope and space for studying and revision activity was given.
Every day two subject’s revision work was undertaken. Camp commenced on February21, 2010.
Day started at 4:00 am.
4:00 to 5:00 am Morning Reading Hour
5:00 to 6:00 am Break for personnel care.
6:00 to 7:00 am Yoga
7:00 TO 8:00 am Reading Hour.
8:00 to 9:00 am Test-I
9:00 to 9:30 am Breakfast.
9:30 to 11:30 am Class-I
11:30 to 1:00 pm Study Hour
1:00 to 2:00 pm Lunch Break
2:00 to 3:00 pm Relaxation
3:00 to 5:00 pm Revision hour
5:00 to 5:15 pm Tea Break
5:20 to 6:30 pm Guest Lecture.
6:30 to 8:00 pm Class-II
8:00 to 8: 30 pm Dinner
8:30 to 9:30 pm Test -II
9:30 to 10:30 pm Discussion/ Doubt Clarification/Sharing.
10:30 to 11:00 pm Break for personnel care
11:00 pm lights off, time to bed.
The camp was under the supervision of six volunteers who were in charge of the whole group. Everyday slip test and exams were conducted on one subject. Two sets of model test, annual and Pre-final test were also conducted. Everyday in the evening during revision hour guest lectures were arranged.
Camp Inaugural Ceremony:
Camp Inaugural ceremony was organized on February 21,2010. Regional Joint Director for School Education Sri. P. Lakshma Reddy and Sri Vangipuram Srinathacharyulu Professor, Palamuru University, Guiness Book Record Holder were the chief Guests.
In the inaugural speech they highlighted about the importance of good education as foundation to build ones career.
Sri Vangipuram Srinathacharyulu stressed on word IMPOSSIBLE- as anything is POSSIBLE by any individual provided there is a WILL.
Dy.DEO Smt.Usha Rani, Academic Monitoring Officer Sarva Siksha Abhiyan Sri Jagapathi Rao, MEO Sri Surender Reddy, Secretary Bhagat Singh Seva Samithi, Hyderabad, Sri Susheel Kumar, and Ayyasagaram Temple Chairman Smt Ahalya were Guest of honours.
School Headmasters, teachers and parents were special invitees.
Dy.DEO Smt.Usha Rani in her speech emphasised on right career development and inculcating values. IT is the values that natures ones personality.
Resource Persons who motivated children with their simple and subtle experiences were:
Sri Vangipuram Srinathacharyulu- Professor, Palamuru University. Guiness Book Record Holder.
Sri Venu Bhagavan Personality Development Trainer.
Sri. T.V. Deshmukh Successful Industrialist.
Sri Bathini Shekar NRI
Sri. Brijendra Nath Reddy-English Lecturer Kendriya Vidyalaya, Barkas, Hyderabad.
Dr. Ramgopal Writer of Medicine Books
Sri Prakash, Chemistry Lecturer and Civil Trainer
Dr. Koteshwar Rao, Scientist-E, IICT, Hyderabad.
Sri C.N. Reddy Psychologist
Sri Venkateshwar Reddy, Elec. Engg.
Sri Vamsi and Sri Chaitanya, Software Engg., Intelligroup.
Sri Rajesh, IIT, Chennai.
The Foundation is indeed indebted to all the Resource Persons for joining hands, taking part and also for extending constant support towards the Foundation activity.
Padha Pooja Ceremony
Before closing the camp, students performed ‘Padha Pooja’. Padha Pooja is the ritual respect towards ones parents. of their respective parents and Teachers by washing their feet, offering flowers and sashtanga namaskar in order to seek blessings. ‘Padha Pooja’ our traditional practice that is lost is regaining its importance again. It is the practice that bestows every student with strength and courage.