'c r e s k' "Awareness Day" 2012

 'c r e s k' conducted its awareness day for the 10th consecutive year in Chennai on 18th  February 2012. This year the essay contest was conducted with an exclusive topic   "How my Tamilnadu will be in the year 2025". Several thousand schools and college students have participated in the contest.

 A topic which is hot and need of the hour for every one of us today in the country - attracted more than 9000 young minds talents in the form of essays from various schools and colleges in Chennai and nearby districts.  This year essay contest received stupendous response from the students. Totally 9489 students participated from over 248 schools and colleges.

 Young minds have showcased their talents thru their thought provoking essays and envisioned how our state Tamilnadu should be in the year 2025. 'c r e s k' intend to share the good suggestions made by the students with the government of Tamilnadu.

 

Tmt. S Jayashree, M.Sc Medical Physics, President, 'c r e s k'

Welcome address was given by Tmt. S Jayashree, M.Sc Medical Physics, President, 'c r e s k'  and given a speech with focus on "Be the Change you want to see in the society" to the students community and youngsters.  We are happy to see ' c r e s k' awareness creation message is reaching more and more people in the society, and significantly increasing year on year, she said during the welcome speech. 

 

Dr T.S Sridhar IAS, Principal Secretary to the Government, Higher Education Department presided the "Awareness Day" Function, and started the function by lighting kuthu vilaku.


Dr T.S Sridhar IAS, Principal Secretary to the Government, Higher Education Department presided the "Awareness Day" Function, Dr. S Ayyar, IAS, State Election Commissioner, Tamilnadu State Election Commission, Tmt. Saraswathy Rangasamy, Chairperson, Tamilnadu State Commission for Women were the special guests and given speech as well distributed the awards to the students who won the awards on Essay Contest "How my Tamilnadu will be in the year 2025".

 

About the Exclusive Essay Competition conducted by ‘c r e s k’ in Chennai and nearby districts in 2011 - 12:

 The interesting statistics is, out of 9489 students participated in the essay contest 67% were girl students and more than 70% of awards were bagged by girls. 

Essay Contest Winners List

 Award Winning Students

Enthusiastic Participants on the Awareness Day Function

When we have gone through the award winning essays, it was more obvious that girl students envisioned Tamilnadu boldly. Some of their suggestions and comments were commendable. We intend to publish all these award winning essays in our website shortly in addition to sharing the important suggestions made by the students with our hon'ble Chief Minister.

We could see many students written about the "Tamilnadu Vision 2025" document unveiled by our hon'ble Chief Minister. I am sure the young minds suggestions would help strengthen the Vision 2025 for Tamilnadu.

The very reason why ‘c r e s k’ gives an open topic for the essay contest is to trigger the young minds positively and let them write what they want to write and we have seen a good output this time too. 

Dr T.S Sridhar IAS, Principal Secretary to the Government, Higher Education Department 

Being aware on key issues and socially responsible is very important for the student’s community. Government departments should use forums like ‘c r e s k’ to conduct effective awareness campaigns, so that the message reaches across many easily, said Dr T.S Sridhar IAS, Principal Secretary to the Government, Higher Education Department, Government of Tamilnadu. To start with education department would utilize ‘c r e s k’ on their upcoming awareness campaigns, he added. 

Dr. S Ayyar, IAS, State Election Commissioner, Tamilnadu State Election Commission

In addition to a thought provoking speech by Dr. S Ayyar, IAS, State Election Commissioner, Tamilnadu State Election Commission, he said, like other specific subjects in schools and colleges “awareness on key issues” should be a subject. I will co-ordinate with government agencies and initiate to add this as a subject in the curriculum he added, amidst a great applause from the participants.

 

Tmt. Saraswathy Rangasamy, Chairperson, Tamilnadu State Commission for Women

Touching upon the many good initiatives of Hon’ble Tamilnadu Chief Minister on the women and children welfare, Tmt. Saraswathy Rangasamy, Chairperson, Tamilnadu State Commission for Women told that students, especially girl students should not hesitate to discuss their issues openly with the right forums and departments. Girls who have concerns or issues could contact me and I shall do my best through the relevant government departments to resolve those issues, she added.

Cups, Medals and Certificates were distributed by the special guests to the students who won awards in the essay contest. The encouragement given by many schools to their students to participate in this Essay Contest, is one other important reason for the success of this “Essay Contest” and ‘c r e s k’ has chosen the top 5 schools who encouraged more number of students to participate in this contest and the principals of those schools, received awards during the function.

Group 4 - Colleges

First Prize  - S. Gayathri, III Yr, B.E. Computer Science, Meenakshi Sundarajan Engineering College, Kodambakkam

Second Prize  -  V.Savithri, I yr M.B.A., Fatima College, Thatahneri, Mary Land, Madurai-625 018  

Third Prize  -  B. Sai Shankar, B.Sc. Zoology, Madras Christian College, Tambaram

Consolation Prize -   P.G. Kavitha, II yr B.A., B.L.Hons, School of Excellence in Law- TNADLU

Consolation Prize  -  J Srilakshmi, B.E. Computer Science, Kings Engineering College

Consolation Prize  -  Shruti Balaji, III Yr, B.E., Rajalakshmi Engineering College, Thandalam

Consolation Prize  -  G.M. Fathima Zahra, CRRI, Madha Dental College and Hospital

Consolation Prize -  R. Vanitha, II Yr, M.E. Power Electronics and Drives, Rajalakshmi Engineering College, Thandalam 

Group 1- Standard VI to VIII

 First Prize  - G. Pavithra, VI C, Sri Sankara Vidyalaya Matriculation Hr. Sec. School, Pammal

Second Prize - S. Monica, VII A, Smt. NDJA Vivekananda Vidyalaya Junior College, Vyasarpadi

Third Prize  - S. Nandhini, VIII,  Sri RKM Sarada Vidyalaya Model Hr. Sec. School, T. Nagar


Fourth Prize  - S. Krithikasree, VIII, Zion Matriculation Higher Secondary School, Selaiyur

Fifth Prize  - S. Shreya, VI, Velammal Bodhi, Panchetti, Thiruvallur

Consolation Prize - T. Haritha, VII H, Padma Seshadri Bala Bhavan Sr. Sec. School, K K Nagar

Consolation Prize  - M. Jebisha, VIII, Velammal Matriculation Hr. Sec. School, Mogappair


Consolation Prize  - Simran Mootha, VIII B, Calibre Academy, Mrs. YGP School, Chennai

Consolation Prize  - Praveen Sridhar, VI E, DAV Boys Sr. Secondary School, Gopalapuram

Consolation Prize - M. Brindha, VIII, Velammal Matriculation Hr. Sec. School, Mogappair

Consolation Prize - S. Gloria Deepti, VII B, Holy Angels Anglo Indian Hr. Sec. School, T.Nagar

Consolation Prize - Mridhula Prakash, VIII A, GT Aloha Vidya Mandir

Group 2 - Standard IX & X

First Prize  - Vignesh Siddharth, IX, The Velammal International School, Panchetti

Second Prize  -  S. Preethi, IX, Sri Seshadri Matriculation HSS, Chromepet

Third Prize  - S. Sreenidhi, X A, Sreevatsa Viswanathan Vivekananda Vidyalaya, Chitlapakkam


Fourth Prize - Mansi Singh, IX A,  Sreevatsa Viswanathan Vivekananda Vidyalaya, Chitlapakkam

Fifth Prize  - Rohan S Hari, X K, Padma Seshadri Bala Bhavan Sr. Sec. School, K K Nagar

Consolation Prize - K. Vinodh, IX B, Alpha Matriculation Higher Secondary School, CIT Nagar

Consolation Prize  -  Iniya Bharathi, IX B, La Chatelaine Junior college, Valasaravakkam

Consolation Prize -  Nirmal B. Pillai, IX E, DAV Boys Senior Secondary School, Mogappair

Consolation Prize -  N. Akshitha, X D, Jawahar Vidyalaya Senior Secondary School, Ashok Nagar

Consolation Prize  -  Akshaya B, IX C, Holy Family Convent Matriculation Hr. Sec.School, Keelkattalai

Consolation Prize -  P. Meghaa, IX A, Anna Adarsh Matriculation Hr. Sec. School, Anna Nagar

Consolation Prize -  S. Ajay Alagappa, X A, Vijayanta Senior Secondary School, Avadi

Group 3 - Standard XI & XII

First Prize  - S. Aneesh Kumar, XII C1, Sri Ahobila Math Oriental HSS, West Mambalam

Second Prize  - M. Ranjitha, XII B, Sri RKM Sarada Vidyalaya Model HSS, T. Nagar

Third Prize  - M. Priyadarshini, XI, Velammal Bodhi, Panchetti, Thiruvallur

Fourth Prize  -  S. Karthika, XI A, Smt. NDJA Vivekananda Vidyalaya Junior College, Vyasarpadi

Fifth Prize  - G. Sushil Vasan, XI A, DAV Boys Senior Secondary School, Mogappair

Consolation Prize   - S. Srinithi, XI C1, Sri Ahobila Math Oriental HSS, West Mambalam

Consolation Prize  -  B. Sivashankar, XII A, St. Anne's Mat. HSS, New Perungalathur

Consolation Prize  -  S. Kamesh, XI A, Alpha Matriculation Higher Secondary School, CIT Nagar

Consolation Prize   -  Priyanka B Patil, XI, Karnataka Sangha Hr. Sec. School, T. Nagar

Consolation Prize  -  Sweta Prakash, XI A, Kendriya Vidyalaya KV2, AFS Tambaram, Selaiyur


Consolation Prize  -  M. Sugapriya, XI B11, Zion Matriculation Higher Secondary School, Selaiyur

Consolation Prize  -  S. Gopi, XII B, Singaram Pillai Higher Secondary School, Villivakkam

 The encouragement given by many schools to their students to participate in this Essay Contest, is one other important reason for the success of this “Essay Contest” and ‘c r e s k’ has chosen the top 5 schools who encouraged more number of students to participate in this contest . The top 5 Schools are bagging the awards are:

 

  • Moodaringar Rajaji Award goes to Smt. NarbadaDevi J. Agarwal Vivekananda Vidyalaya Junior College, Vyasarpadi

 

  • Karmaveerar Kamarajar Award goes to Velammal Bodhi, Panchetti, Thiruvallur

 

  • Arignar Anna Award goes to Velammal Matriculation Higher Secondary School, Mogappair

 

  • Puratchi Thalaivar M.G.R. Award goes to Sri R.K.M. Sarada Vidyalaya Model Higher Secondary School, Burkit Road, T. Nagar

 

  • Puratchi Thalaivi Dr. J. Jayalalithaa Award goes to Alpha Matriculation Higher Secondary School, C.I.T. Nagar

 'c r e s k' Educational Assistance to Brilliant Minds But Economically Weaker Students:

As a part of every years ‘c r e s k’ activity, this year ‘c r e s k’ chosen twenty deserving students and were given educational assistance and wrist watches to appreciate their brilliance and to encourage them to do well in their future. 

                         
                         
                                                


Thiru V.V.S Manian, Konnakol master at PSBB schools along with his disciple Selvi V S Nithyasri

High light of the function was Thiru V.V.S Manian, Konnakol master at PSBB schools along with his disciple Selvi V S Nithyasri, a 4th Std. student of PSBB recited Thirukural using Konnakol method. This innovative way to learn Thirukural for the children was appreciated by all participants and special guests. Interestingly Selvi V.S Nithyasri is also a youngest ‘c r e s k’ volunteer.

Thiru V.V.S. Manian being felicitated by Dr. S. Ayyar, IAS and 'c r e s k'

Thiru Diwakar, Executive Committee Member of Tamilnadu Advocates Association, Tmt. Malathi S Ragavan a veteran in Information Technology field, Padmini Sundaram, 133 ward councilor, Corporation of Chennai and principals from various schools and colleges graced the function.

V Srivathsan, Founder Secretary of ‘c r e s k’

V Srivathsan, Founder Secretary of ‘c r e s k’ delivered vote of thanks.

About ‘c r e s k’ Awareness Day:

 The idea behind the “Awareness Day” is not only to distribute the awards to the students who won awards in the essay contest & to top schools who encouraged maximum number of participants, but also they provide educational assistance to the “brilliant minds, but economically weaker”. The participants will also have the opportunity to hear the thought provoking speeches from the eminent personalities as chief guest and special guests.

'c r e s k' is “creating awareness” to the young minds for more than a decade on Women & Child Rights, Environment Safety & Pollution Control, Health & Hygiene, Consumer Rights,  Rights to Information & on Social Responsibility. More details can be had from www.creskindia.com