For many years it has been the custom that applications for the admission of students to Kishor Nagar for the next school year are received on the 1st, 2nd and 3rd of March. This year also we had fixed these three days for receiving applications and interviewing children and their guardians. By word of mouth the news had spread to far away villages.
Today, 21 February 2014, our 10th class students wrote the first paper of the Matriculation Examination, conducted by the Jharkhand Academic Council. The examination centre was at Dhurwa, at a distance of about 10 km from Kishor Nagar. They have to write 7 theory papers and the routine is such that they will only finish the theory papers on the 7th of March. After that there will be the science practical examinations.
The 1st of February 2014 was the Annual Sports Day. In fact it was the final day of about 5 days of Athletic Competitions. All the jumping and throwing events were completed before and only the finals for the running events were conducted on the final day.
Sunday, the 19th of January 2014, was the Commemoration day of the Death Anniversary of Fr. Victor Van Bortel. There was a solemn Celebration of the Eucharist with Fr. Florence Kujur s.j., Principal of St. John’s School, as the main celebrant. After the Mass there was the blessing of the grave. After the breakfast the Old Boys, who were present for the occasion, walked around the campus, recalling the days they had spent in Kishor Nagar.
On 15th January 2014 all the teachers of Kishor Nagar gathered in the school Staff Room at 9.00 am for the Inauguration of the workshop. The Director gave a brief introduction and explained the purpose of the programme. Kishor Nagar was started 43 years and over the years major changes have come about in the world around us, even in the villages. It is time to reflect on the present environment in which we have to function and to deliberate on the objectives of Kishor Nagar in today’s fast changing society.
We also wish to thank all our friends for their concern and support to our home.
Thanks to your encouragement and help Kishor Nagar is very much alive to day.
Today one of our boys is leaving for Goa, as he has been selected for the army, a job with some security. His name is Amrit. One of the older boys here in Kishor Nagar, he will be missed. Not only by the staff but also by the other boys as he was teaching Science and Hindi in class 4 and 5. Continue reading
If you spend 2 months at Kishor Nagar like I did, then you notice everyday how happy the boys are, be it at play, in class or at work. Going around with a camera the boys will act excited and crazy when in groups but suddenly all serious and shy when alone.
Here is a selection of the pictures I took, hope you enjoy them.