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When students picked up their lessons from the Kerala floods

DECCAN CHRONICLE.
Published Feb 14, 2019, 1:28 am IST
Updated Feb 14, 2019, 2:46 am IST
Installation and art exhibition on the experience and leadership quality shown by people mark annual day.
A painting by Swathi K. Vijay
 A painting by Swathi K. Vijay

KOCHI: The lingering memory of the August floods and the unprecedented rescue operations across the state in its aftermath have inspired the students of SBOA Senior Secondary School, South Chittoor, here, to come out with an installation along with art works to recapture those moments.

In connection with the 35th annual day celebrations, the school set up a unique art display, painting the Kerala floods. The theme of the annual day was "Creating Leaders of Tomorrow".  The art exhibition showcased the countless number of people who emerged as leaders saving thousands of lives in the floods. The students under the guidance of their art teacher Sanjay Menon erected a temporary structure made of bamboos and gunny sacks which looked like the tent of a flood victim. The paintings inside created by the students captured the floods in images.

 

The exhibition inspired students to be 'doers' and not just 'onlookers'.  Mr Menon feels that his students were able to understand the trauma faced by the flood victims when they created the paintings. "I saw a lot of compassion in my students and it turned contagious as the visitors, too, shared the same," he said.

Swathy K. Vijay and Archana Gopinath, students of Class X & XI respectively, were thrilled by the comments the visitors wrote on the wall about the exhibition.

They were happy that they could spread love for mankind highlighting the heroes of the floods.

 

School principal Sreekala Karunakaran said it was a joy to see the students working together to put up the structure for the art exhibition.  "I see them emerging as leaders by creating the works and organising the exhibition, imbibing the spirit of the theme of the annual day," she said.

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