Chennai, Nov 14 (UNI) The Children's Day celebrations this year will remain etched for ever in the minds of students of a Matriculation school at suburban Kolathur here for sheer splendour and fanfare.
About 4,000 students of Everwin Matriculation Higher Secondary School had the fun of their lifetime as they were enthralled by the cultural programmes got up by their teachers.
Normally as part of the celebrations, students would display their talent through creativity, repertoire of skills and performances.
''For a change this year, 146 teachers of the school got up on stage themselves, catching the students spell bound in a nearly two-hour-long cultural extravanganza at the school premises'', the School Principal B Purushothaman and senior Principal Ms Kalaiarasi said.
The teachers performed spectacular cultural programmes like 'Poikkal Kuthirai', fashion show, Miss Universe contest, fun contest, the traditional Bharatha Natyam dance performance , Buffoon show and stage play, among others.
Apart from the students, nearly 500 parents also enjoyed the entertainment with colourful and rich costumes adding to the splendour.
''Normally on September 5 celebratedd as 'Teachers Day, the students would enthrall us. It is our turn to keep the students' mind alive on Children's Day'', Mr Purushothaman said.
This fun-packed programme would also help the teachers to turn nostalgic, reviving memories of their own school days, and share their experiences with the students.
The school management had declared a holiday for the forenoon session. But it was worth it as students enriched their experience learning about our traditional folk dances like 'Poikkal Kuthirai' and the rich culture of Tamil Nadu.
''Since today was their (Children's) day, the school management thought it fit to reward them and all the 4,000 students went home with a gift.
At the end of the function, the primary students were presented chocolates and sweets, while the standards three to 12 were given various gifts, like pencil box to geometry box, depending on the class they were studying.
''It's just like a draw of lots. Every student will pick up from the draw, and whatever was mentioned in it, they took home with happy memories'', Mr Purushothaman said.
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