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Sunday, March 12, 2017

Madurai: Rural students thrilled as they go on AIR



For 22 rural students of the Manicka Vasagam Middle School in Devakottai, it was a dream come true when they spoke and sang on All India Radio (AIR), Madurai. The students performed on March 8 for nearly 60 minutes.

“All along I have only heard others speak or sing from a radio in our house. When they took me inside the studio it brought new energy to me,” said Dhanalakshmi, class VIII student of the school. She narrated the historical legacy of Deevakottai town and the Meenakshi Amman temple. “I want everyone to know that many streets and roads are named after freedom fighters from our town,” said the student.

“I have lost stage fear. Hereafter I will face the audience from the stage with confidence,” said Krithika, a class IV student. She sang religious hymns and poems on science in the studio.

School headmaster L Chokkalingam arranged a special government bus to bring the children along with 16 parents to the studio. “A few parents visited Madurai for the first time with their children. They were overwhelmed to witness their children singing in front of the mike,” said the headmaster. Class teachers assisted the students to improve their extracurricular skills after class hours to participate in such programmes.

Pon Dhanabalan, programme executive, AIR, Madurai said that they were giving a chance to three schools in rural and small towns each month, to help students express their talents in two programmes allocated for them.

Source and Credit : http://www.deccanchronicle.com/nation/in-other-news/120317/madurai-rural-students-thrilled-as-they-go-on-air.html

Forwarded byDeepak Joshi , dde.deepakjoshi@gmail.com

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