Pune: PVG’s Muktangan English School and Jr College has been buzzing with lot of activities recently to mark various important days and events. A cleanliness and tree plantation drive was undertaken, in addition to the formation of Science and Astronomy Clubs. Independence Day was also celebrated with patriotic fervour.
The Cleanliness Committee, NCC and Nature Club of the school and junior college jointly conducted a cleanliness drive and tree plantation programme in the Vidyanagari campus.
Malhar Rayrikar, a student of Std VIII, spoke about the significance of ‘Van Mahotsav’ which is celebrated in India by planting saplings at homes, offices, schools and roadsides. Principal Nutan Bapat enumerated in her speech valuable benefits of tulsi plant. She also spoke about its medicinal qualities as being effective for a cough and cold. Students and NCC cadets cleaned the school campus, playground, corridors, staff rooms, office and even the vehicle parking area under the guidance of teachers Madhuri Shinde, Umesh Deshpande, Kavita Chinta and Pratiksha Marathe.
Vice-Principal Hemangini Inamdar was also present.
To celebrate Independence Day, Pune Vidyarthi Griha’s Chairman Subhash Jirge unfurled the tricolour.
Students sang the National Anthem and took the pledge of sovereignty with the General Secretary of the school, Priyanka Kulkarni.
Apart from parents and alumni, Vice Principal of BCS College Surekha Deshmukh, Principal of PVG’s College of Engineering Yogesh Nerkar, and staff members of various branches of PVG’s Vidyanagari campus also attended. Muktangan’s teacher Meena Rane highlighted India’s achievements while the programme was conducted by senior teacher Supriya Deshkulkarni.
Science and Astronomy club
The Science and Astronomy clubs for the students of Std VIII and IX respectively were inaugurated. Professor Mujtaba Lokhandwala, the President of Jyotiraditya Pratishthan, was the chief guest of this function. Lokhandwala spoke on Astronomy - the mother of all sciences. Aniruddha Deshpande and Deepak Joshi, were the other dignitaries present at this function. Joshi gave information about JVP which is the oldest astronomy association of India. He also spoke about the lunar and solar calendars. Teachers Trupti Mulay welcomed the gathering, Sudha Kulkarni introduced the chief guest to the gathering, Swati Pathak proposed the vote of thanks.