Mangaluru, June 2, 2015 : The start of a new school year called locally ‘Shala Prarambhotsava’ was celebrated in 609 government primary schools and 103 government high schools in Udupi district on June 1, Monday. The main gates of these schools were decorated and rangolis were drawn near the gates. Members of the School Development and Management Committees (SDMCs) distributed text books to the students on the occasion.
Deputy Director of Public Instruction (DDPI), Diwaker Shetty, told media present that a sweet ’payasa’ was served to the students during midday meals in all schools. Over 90 per cent attendance in all schools in the district was seen. The teachers also began teaching their subjects from day one. he said.
“The main aim of the school reopening day is to make it a special and joyful day for the students. At Government Composite High School at Volakadu here, Gita R. Shet, municipal councillor, inaugurated the occassion by lighting a traditional lamp. Free textbooks were also distributed.