The official inauguration of ‘Praveshanotsavam’, the reception to Class I students, in the district was held at a lower primary school for the first time in the history of Ernakulam. The Government LP School, Kakkattupara, received such an honour from the Director of District Education for rejuvenating itself from its near-dead condition.
Few years ago, the school was about to shut down. With the hard work of the principal, the school reinvented itself within two years. Twenty students were admitted to Class I this year.
“The school was selected as the inauguration venue to honour school principal Sreenivasan,” said District Programme Officer of Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan, Dhanya.
K P Dhanapalan MP inaugurated the district-level celebrations. V P Sajeendran MLA presided over the function. Altogether, 320 schools celebrated ‘Praveshanotsavam’. Almost 14,000 students were admitted to class I in state and aided schools across the district. At Kakkattupara, students gave an aerobics presentation after the inauguration.
When students got an opportunity to flaunt their newly-bought bags, books and uniforms, the parents and teachers also found a platform to express their artistic talents. After the inauguration, the PTA performed ‘Thiruvathirakali’ before cheering children who were greeted with entertainment and sweets.
“The participation of parents resonated in many schools. “There was a huge turnout of parents in the ‘Praveshanotsavam’ festivities this year,” said Suresh, a teacher of Methala GHSS.