Teachers’ Day was celebrated with a difference as Vrisha Thiruvizha at Sri Jayendra School, Sankarnagar. Teachers and Trees are similar in many ways. Just as how trees selflessly contribute to the people and the world, so too teachers contribute to the children and the people of the society. Also trees serve as teachers in many ways, as they witness as partners in our learning, playing, and growing. It was most appropriate that Teachers’ Day was celebrated as Vrisha Thiruvizha , when teachers and students spent the day planting saplings in and around the school , which will continue in the days to come when trees will be planted along the 2 kms road leading to the school from Chidambara Nagar.
Mr. Petchi Pandian, the chairman of the Sankarnagar Township, Mr.Palani, the Executive Officer of Sankarnagar Township, Mr.Selventhiran, Regional Manager, Hindu, Fr. Antony Cruz, Mr. Krishi and Mr.Narasimha Raja took part in the function and planted saplings. The Principal, Mrs. Usha Raman welcomed the audience; Mr.Selventhiran spoke about the importance of teachers in the lives of students by quoting incidents from the life of Tendulkar. The school choir rendered songs with messages about our environment, composed by the school music master Mr.Jesurajan and trained by Mrs. Ganga Mani and Mrs. Pratheeba.
This mission is a joint project executed along with Pasumai Bharatham, a movement initiated by the teachers and students of Sri Jayendra the school to work for the conservation and greening of our environment. Pasumai Bharatham aims to plant 1000 trees within one year and they have already succeeded in planting 500 trees within the last six months.