Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Everest Talent Search Competitions

Early in the year, Kartheeban of Team Everest initiated a conversation with Senthil to find out if Team Everest can team up with Payir to conduct a series of competitions for the various schools in and around Thenur.  Team Everest provided a set of competitions that they would like to conduct and they provided the financials and support for the same. The team from Payir - Pachaimuthu, Saranya, Chellamma, Kavitha and Vinodha - worked on this project and made it a great success. They were later joined by Mythili.  

There were a set of 9 competitions that were held at 9 different schools. The competitions include Dance, Drawing/Sketching/Painting, Oratory, Singing, Thirukural recital, Bharathiyar Songs, Mimcry, Quiz and a few others. The competitions were held from classes 1st to 10th. The various schools where the competitions were conducted in the following schools --  
Varadharajapuram Panchayat Union Primary School
T. Kalathur Panchayat Union Primary School
T.Kalathur A.D.W Primary School
Kannapadi Panchayat Union Middle School
Nathakadu A.D.W High School
Nathakkadu A.D.W Primary School
Thenur Panchayat Union Middle School
Thottiapatti Panchayat Union Primary School
Thenur A.D.W Primary School

It was completely driven by the team. I am extremely surprised by their scale of execution.  This team of 6 people worked on the schedules, method of executing the competitions, the content of the competitions, certificates and prizes allotment.  

When I visited Thenur this weekend, the team was busy finalising the prizes and certificates with great enthusiasm. There are atleast 300+ prizes to be organized across 9 schools and double the number of certificates to be handed over. They plan to distribute the prizes by the end of this week - before all the schools close for summer.  

This same team is working on month long free summer camp starting on 1st May. More details on that later. 

Great work Pachaimuthu and team and many thanks to Kartheeban and his Team Everest

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