Founder’s Day & 9th Annual day
Thursday the 26th June 2014
The Lalaji Memorial Omega International School flagged off its Decennial Celebrations with the Founder’s Day being commemorated with great joy, verve and pride and clubbed with the 9th School Annual Function for Classes VI to XII.
The Founder, Revered Parthasarathy Rajagopalachari, the spiritual head of the Shri Ram Chandra Mission had envisioned the setting up of a school that could inculcate spiritual values at the core of all its activities and named it after the Adi Guru, Pujyashree Ram Chandraji Maharaj of Fatehgarh, who was affectionately called “Lalaji” by his disciples. So it was apt that the celebration of the school’s tenth birth anniversary for a year-long programme, should commence with the Founder’s Day on Thursday the 26th June 2014.
The main anchor for the evening’s events was Roshni of Class XII and the theme was “Let’s endeavour together.” After the invocation, the Head girl of the CBSE section, Kavya Venkataraman of Class XII welcomed the Chief guest Mr. P. Ravi, Regional Director, NIOS, Chennai as well as all the parents and other invited guests who made up the august gathering. Mr. S. Ramakrishnan, the Correspondent of the school presented the chief guest with a bouquet as a token of affection. Next, Bhavana Bhavani Shankar and Saloni of Class XII presented the School’s Annual Report, highlighting the main activities, moments of pride, challenges and upcoming projects.
Mr.S. Ramakrishnan, the Correspondent of the School then addressed the distinguished gathering and spoke of the Chairman, Mr. P.R.Krishna who had been a beacon and had led the school with a vision in tune with the Founder’s vision. He acknowledged the various long strides that the school had taken to reach the present situation with multifarious facilities. He also mentioned the projects that have been realized and those that are going to be undertaken in the near future. He made special mention of the Sewage treatment plant , the environment supporting activities, the Solar power utilization and the Special education to children needing extra attention in learning.
This was followed by the Prize distribution to recognize the achievements of students as well as staff in various spheres. The prizes were given away by the Chief guest Mr. Ravi.
Following this, the Chief guest addressed the gathering . He said that he considered it a great honour to be in the ‘centre of excellence’ as he termed the school. He said that the school was indeed imparting quality education which included spiritual as well as natural values. He complimented everyone for having set up a school in a large campus and providing very good education to nearly 4600 students. He was convinced that the school was doing yeoman service and said that he could see the vision that the authorities had in mind and its efforts to introduce open school opportunities to the students. He extolled the students to listen to their inner call and respond accordingly and to help in changing the attitudes of their parents and making a difference to the world.
Following this a video with Master’s message on the occasion of Founder’s day, was played. It was a message that had been recorded specially on the previous day. Master conveyed his blessings and remembered how the school had started with Sister Jacquiline’s efforts to start a Kindergarten and Primary school called “Baal Vatika” He fondly remembered Sister Nirmala Sundaram and how she had readily accepted to be Omega school’s first Principal and poured her experience and effort into the new school. He also reminisced the visits he used to make and the process of acquiring 7 acres and gradually adding on to reach the present 14 or perhaps more acres or so of land for the Lalaji memorial Omega School. He also commended the work of Mr. S. Ramakrishnan, the Correspondent, the Senior Principal, Dr. Bhavani Shankar and Mr. P.R.Krishna, the Chairman, for all their efforts in providing education for excellence. He congratulated the staff for being able to teach with technical teaching aids and bringing the school to a truly international standard. He conveyed his blessings to all the students, staff and management and said he wished he could have been a student in the school.
Next, Shivendra Prasad Singh, of Class XII, the Head boy of the CBSE stream of the school, next expressed his gratitude to the Chief guest, the gathered guests and everyone that had helped directly or indirectly to add lustre to the function and make it a memorable one.
This was followed by a short but meaningful cultural programme. It commenced with the newly composed school anthem, written by Vinita Venkataraman, the Music Teacher and set to music by the students themselves. The song is about the Vision of the Founder, affectionately called ‘Master’ and the goals and values that he envisaged. This was followed by a fusion of theatre and dance forms in which the theme of finding out whether it was the heart leading to education or education leading to the heart , was portrayed. As a finale, the first ten teachers and parents of the first ten students of the school were invited on stage and honoured.
The memorable evening came to an end with the National Anthem.
VISIT TO PREMA VASAM BY OMEGA STUDENTS
140 students of Omega,belonging to 12th std, visited Prema Vasam, a home for the mentally and physically challenged and less fortunate children. Prema Vasam located in Gerugambakam,renders humanitarian services free of charge to nearly 200 children.
The visit to such an orphanage will surely leave an indelible impression on the minds of those who visited.The value of the month LOVE AND COMPASSION,planned by Omega's Value Based Spiritual Education(VBSE) was really put into practice by these students.They took care of the children with love and affectionfor few hours.The efforts of our children toa smile on Prema Vasam children was very touching and we are really proud of them. Their actions are captured in these photographs.
Prema Vasam's founder Mr. Selvyn Roy appreciated and thanked Omega for its kindness and nice gesture of spending quality time with the less fotunate children.
Posted on 14/6/14
A year of celebrations starts at Omega on 26th June 2014, Founder's day with the Annual day for class VI to XII. This will be followed by two days of fair on 28th and 29th of June 2014.
To all the friends we hold dear
OMEGA enters its tenth year!
Listen to its enthralling air
And join the most amazing fair.
Joy, laughter, and frolic
Two days of fun for the workaholic
Departments display their talents
A feast for students and parents.
As Omega is our spiritual home
With all our heart we hope you'll come.
Saturday and Sunday 28 and 29th June 2014
9:30 am – 1:30 pm and 3:30 pm – 7:30 pm
On both days you will find:
- Art exhibition of works from class I to XII - Ground Floor, Senior Block
- Cultural shows at 6pm
On 29th, Blood Donation for adults
Between 10:00 am and 1:00 pm
Coconut grove Health Room
Next to IGCSE/KG block
9th ANNUAL DAY CELEBRATIONS
Classes VI to XII
TRAFFIC REGULATIONS IN LMOIS
Posted on 13/1/14
150th birth year of Swami Vivekanand People in India and across the world are celebrating the 150th birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda.
As part of such celebration, Sri Ramakrishna Mission in Chennai started a Ratha Yatra of Vivekananda.
It started from Coimbatore and travelled many thousand kilometers before reaching Porur.
Our school children along with other nearby school children were invited to welcome the Ratham on 7th Jan 2014. We welcomed with our NCC band, one of our student enthralled public with his Silumbum, Hand written posters made by our children with Vivekananda's quotations were held high, one of our student read Quotations of Swami Vivekananda in public addressing system in Porur,Chennai.
The day will remain etched in the memories of those students who participated in this historical moment.