Events 2008

We had two events in 2008
1.Career Guidance Week
2.Sangama (click here)

Career Guidance Week -2008

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Dear VVans, We are pleased to inform that the "Career Guidance Week" organized by the alumni from 17 - 21 December 2008 was a grand success!! Here is a brief review of the 4 day program.

17 December 2008

The program started with an inauguration presided by Sri K.N.Srihari, Hon. Secretary, VVS; Sri. P.G. Dwarakanath, Hon. Jt. Secretaty, VVS; Smt. B.S.Vijaya, Hon. HeadMistress, VVSHS; & Mr.Ganesh Ashwath, Promoter, VVans, the set of talks began at around 4 p.m.

The program had a very good start with Mr.Dheeraj Shyam V.N, VVSHS alumni, and a second year medical student at Bangalore Medical College, CET 11th rank holder, talking about Pre-University Courses, wherein he gave detailed information about the science related courses in pre university education. He also answered a number of questions from the enthusiastic audience.

The second speaker of the day Col. Raveendranath, a Retired Indian Army Colonel, and a Kargil war veteran & Vir Chakra recipient, spoke about careers in defense services. It was a great honor and privilege to have a speaker of this cadre interact with the students. The colonel’s talk was vibrant and impeccable and the students actively interacted with reverence. The program got off to an astounding start exceeding everybody’s expectations.

18 December 2008

The second day started with Mr. Suhas H.P., VVSHS alumni, talking about commerce courses in pre university education and associated fields of commerce. We then had a professional counselor Mr. Venugopal from SA-MUDRA foundation, who engaged the students in behavioral and personality development aspects.

19 December 2008

Prof Radhakrishna, founder of SA-MUDRA foundation, started the proceedings as he talked about the transition from school to college and various careers options other than science and commerce. We then had Mr.Sathish Rajanna, Director, Harbour Group India Ltd,(in the picture) a graduate of IIT & IIM talk about various aspects of engineering and careers in non IT fields of engineering.

20 December 2008

Mr.Rajendra Guttal
Mr.Rajendra Guttal, CEO, Webcetra Solutions, an eminent in the field of IT engineering, explored the evolution of IT and the various career options in IT also giving the professional aspects of engineering. Mr. Mahesh, C.A, Industrialist, then talked about the post commerce studies and careers thereafter.

Mr. Ganesh S Ashwath, Promoter, VVans, and a final year medicine student at St.Johns Medical College, talked about medicine studies and courses. The students responded brilliantly to his extemporious talk making it arguably the most interactive session of the program. Mr. Madhan Kumar K, Promoter, VVans, then spoke about the student perspective of engineering studies and the prospects of being an engineer.

The “Career Guidance Week” program for 2008 is the first program for the students of VVSHS from the Alumni and we have immense pleasure to say that it was very well received by the students. This is evident from the interaction of students with speakers on all days of the program. The written feedback from the students is so very encouraging that the Alumni are planning to make it a point to continue this every single year from now on.

We hereby express our heartfelt gratitude to Dr. Deepak Haldipur for sponsoring this program and his invaluable support and guidance. We also thank the school authorities for their support and cooperation in making this event a grand success.

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A Summary

Hi VVans,

Thanks for your overwhelming response to SANGAMA-08, the reunion festival of the alumni of Vidya Vardhaka Sangha High School. It was a pleasure to see the senior management, the teaching and the non-teaching staff and more than 350 alumni of VVSHS coming together on a single platform. Indeed , it was our pleasure to have stalwarts like Sri P R Mundewadi (Honorable chairman, VVS) ,Sri K.N. Srihari (Hon. Secretary, VVS),Sri P.G.Dwarakanath (Hon. Joint Secretary, VVS), Smt. B.S.Vijaya (Hon. Headmistress,VVSHS) present among us.

We are sure that every person who was witness to this event on the 27th of July , had a great time and the event would be etched in their memories for a very long time. It was a day to express our gratitude to the teaching and the non teaching staff of the institution who have a played a vital role in molding our lives, to relive the golden moments spent in our school campus and not to forget, to reunite with our friends. We could not have asked for a better time to launch VVans , the alumni association of VVSHS.
Here’s a Brief Summary……….

The event started off with a soothing invocation song by “Akshatha” of 2005 batch.

Following this, we had the opportunity to felicitate the guests of honor for the day and it was a pleasure to hear them share their experiences with respect to our glorious institution.

What followed this was probably the highlight of the occasion, where in all the teaching and the non teaching staff of VVSHS who have served the institution over the past few decades were felicitated and this was a near perfect time to express our gratitude towards them.

Though there was intermittent rain, everyone present their showed great spirit and helped in making the event a grand success.

Lastly, we had a brief introduction with regards to the aims and objectives of VVANS, by Mr.Ganesh Ashwath of 2002 batch, the promoter of VVans.

Nostalgia was in the air as pass-outs of Vidya Vardhaka Sangha high School, right from the batch of 1970, upto 2008 were sharing a platform, along with the past & present teachers of the school. Nobody present there wanted the programme to ever end!!!

The teachers were overjoyed to see their products having scaled to such heights in their careers, coming back to their alma mater and express their gratitude. In fact, some of them said that it was shocking to see the student they used to see everyday in the benches of the classroom having gray hair!!

More importantly, the alumni in one voice pledged their commitment to ‘Giving Back’ to the school & the society in what ever form possible and their co-operation to their Alumni Association.

Also, We started the official membership registrations for the Alumni Association , and had an overwhelming response for the same. This is not the same as the online membership & the members registered with the association will be entitled to certain privileges like regular updates & also to become a more active member of the activities of the Association.

This membership is continuing and for any details, contact

For those of you who could not make it to event due to various reasons,we promise you that this is just the beginning and we will have many more such events in the future.

Once again we would like to express our heartfelt thanks to each and everyone who contributed in various capacities to make SANGAMA -08 an event to remember and cherish.

Thanking You

Yours truly,

Madhan Kumar K.

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