Mangaluru, Jan 31, 2015: It was exhibition of abundance of talent and creativity as students of as many as 20 schools from across the district came together competing in a host of literary and cultural competitions at CIL Fest 2015 organised by the Centre for Integrated Learning and Lions Club of Mangalore at Lions Seva Mandir in the city on Friday (January 30). Canara CBSE School lifted the Overall Winners trophy while Sharada Vidyalaya were adjudged as Runners Up. The event also coincided with the observance of Martyr’s Day to pay tributes to Mahatma Gandhi on his death anniversary.
There was a stiff competition in an array of mind skill contests like Spell-It, Tom Dick or Harry, Dumb Charades, What’s The Good Word, Jest A Minute (JAM), Debate, Quiz. The creativity of children came to fore in the Poster Making contest with the theme “The Change I Wish to See for a better tomorrow”. There was a colourful end to the deliberations through the Folk Dance contest which projected the rich coloural treasures of India.
Addressing the valedictory Ceremony of CIL Fest 2015, Chairman of Karavali Group of Institutions, S Ganesh Rao exhorted the students to dream big in life so as to create a society that is progressive. He remarked that academic and non academic activities facilitate the overall development of the personality of children who are the citizens of tomorrow.
First Vice District Governor of Lions District 317D and academician Kavitha Shastry presided over the valedictory function. Executive Director of Centre for Integrated Learning, Sachitha Nandagopal welcomed the gathering while Lions Club Mangalore President C P Dinesh proposed the vote of thanks.
The event will be inaugurated by retired Head Mistress of Kendriya Vidyalaya Mangalore, Mrs. Celine Miranda.
CIL Fest is an annual event of Centre for Integrated Learning which showcases the talent of the high school children in various literary and cultural events. CIL Fest 2015 is the fifth event being held since the inception of CIL 6 years ago. In association with Lions Club Mangalore, CIL has been conducting various inter-school activities that help in grooming the personalities of children.