Sister Nivedita High School visit to Kotra Village-- Varadhi Programme

January 28, 2011

It is indeed  a pleasurable news to share that more and more schools are welcoming Varadhi Programme.

This time it was Sister Nivedita High School visit to Kotra Village, Veldanda Mandal, Mahaboobnagar District. Kotra village is at a distance of 80 km from Hyderabad. 45 students of Class VIII and 20 staff took part in this Varadhi village exposure visit programme. 

After halting at Ayyasaga Kshetram for Breakfast, the school proceeded to Kotra Village.

Kotra village students extended a warm Red Carpet welcome to Sister Nivedita High School students. After going around the village students assembled near the Kotra school play ground. Together they recited their school prayers. The city born students were amazed to hear Mandal and District read by the primary school students.
This was followed by special " DAPPU" (Dappu-Drum)dance and " DAPPU GYMNASTIC" by Kotra students. At the end even the Sister Nivedita students also participated and had a pleasurable moment of holding Dappu in their hands. 

Then in pairs the students and teachers set out for village and field visit. Green lustrous paddy field, groundnuts, and corn fields welcomed them. Happy to taste raw and ripe tamarind. Catching the sight of Creepers, climbers was unbelievable. Kotra village adorations are  Palm tree, tamarind trees and papyas.

Well, after the hearty lunch all assembled for cultural exchange programme. Kotra students sang wonderful Patriotic songs. Sister Nivedita students also rendered a group song. 
Then they exchanged their feelings. It was amazing that most of the city students, it was indeed pathetic to see the villagers living in such a poverty, with out powers supply fro most of the days. Open drainage  also one of the reasons for spread of dreadful diseases. The city students were touched by the simplicity, generosity and humbleness of Kotra Village students. 

Every students vowed to work for village developmental as they grow

Well, the students distributed toys, educational materials, sports kit, water tanks, clothing, bags, books and other useful things to the school and the students.
It was a  heavenly day for the  primary students. The tiny tots  were holding, hugging and kissing toys and faces expressing boundless of happiness. 
Well, the joyous moment ended when the students of Sister Nivedita left for Hyderabad. 

Smt. Jayanthi Venkataraman Headmistress and Smt Indira Vice Principal and tour coordinator expressed the need for such exposure cum educational village visit for every city child.
This would provide a platform to explore, exchange and exhibit talents, culture, and knowledge.
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