After a fun summer vacation, it was time to welcome the students back. The classes were set up to receive students for regular classes from classes1- 10 ,on June 2, 2022. It was heartening to see the children excited to be back at school.
Sai Krushna Mandir was bustling with energy as the boys were back from their holidays and they were all set to give a warm welcome to the two new boys who have joined Sai Krushna Mandir as residents: Prajwal and Kanthisurya, both in Class 2.
It was also a proud and emotional moment as two of our students, Manoj Kumar and Chandan M., joined the Sri Sathya Sai Pre-University College at Alike, Karnataka. Chandan, a resident of Sai Krushna Mandir, is pursuing science with biology while Manoj has taken up commerce. We wish the students the very best in life and pray to Swami that He may hone them into His ideal students and citizens of India.
Saturdays are no-bag days. A day for going beyond academics and developing the mind, body and soul. From Vedam, to basic computers, sports, communication, dance etc, each Saturday is a festival of learning. And the best part is that this is completely driven by the very active and dedicated volunteers of SKCT. They ensure they take time out to give the students exposure to certain key skills that are essential for a wholesome development. March past practice began in full swing to gear up for the school’s independence day parade.
The regular participation of volunteers boosts the energy, excitement and anticipation of all at SKCT. In fact, Saturdays have become one of the most looked forward to days of the week. . The students, staff and members of SKCT eagerly await the arrival of the weekend to welcome the volunteers. Their contribution towards the trust activities have been highly productive and far reaching.
The month of July saw the first parent teacher meeting from KG to Class 10. The teachers have combined technology and creativity to make learning effective and fun. Several in-class activities are being planned regularly to keep students attentive and engaged.
After innumerous visits to the government office, the school has received the RR for the next five years. Remedial classes are being conducted thrice a week for the students of class 10 to ensure that they are able to keep up with the portions.
3H Catalyst is making its presence felt. The next College to sign up for this free training from SKCT’s 3H team is Jyothy Institute of Commerce and Management. The college is led by a progressive management with a similar value system as ours. They are keen on the 3H training in skills like Communication, Logical thinking, Quant aptitude, Entrepreneurial Development, Self Discovery, etc. The programme was inaugurated on 8th July at Jyothy Institute on Kanakapura road. It will be a year-long programme involving training of college students.
In a simple function at Bangalore on July 9, 2022.ISBTI ( Indian Society of Blood Transfusion and Immunohaemotology) and Victoria Hospital ( Karnataka’s leading Covid care hospital) recognised Sai Krushna Charitable Trust for institutional excellence and being at the forefront to help and motivate others during Covid-19. The dignitaries expressed their gratitude to Bhagavan and to every one of the 1500+ volunteers who made a huge difference during Covid-19. Brother Satyanarayana Raju who was SKCT’s POC for plasma in Bangalore, and had closely coordinated the efforts with the hospital , humbly accepted the token of gratitude. SKCT thanked the Medical fraternity for their undying spirit, and expressed our intent to serve in collaboration, wherever possible.
The SKM boys were treated to a fun outing in July. They were taken to watch the film 777 Charlie, a Kannada feature film on the journey of a man and his pet Charlie. The kids thoroughly enjoyed the metro ride to the theatre, the film and the sumptuous dinner that followed at CTR and Holige Mane at Malleswaram, Bangalore. We are truly grateful to the volunteers and their families for facilitating, planning it and joining in, making it truly special for the boys.
By Bhagavan’s grace, Sai eye care was inaugurated at Sai Krushna Arogya Dham on the auspicious occasion of Guru Poornima. Bhajans were held from 2:30 pm -3:30 pm followed by inauguration of the eye care facility. Refractive errors will be examined here and spectacles also provided. In case anyone needs additional hospital related care, that will also be facilitated. All facilities including refraction, spectacles and follow up care will be provided completely free of cost. The first eye camp was conducted for the students of classes 9 and 10, their family members and for people in nearby villages on 17-July-2022.