The champions get a grand reception
On the 12th of September our Juniors Football Team travelled to Gumla to take part for the first time in the Guru Bhakt Munna Football Tournament organised by St. Ignatius High School Gumla. Br. Ajit Kerketta and the two coaches of Class 10, Praful Ekka and Sunil Munda, accompanied the team.
The music Band welcomes the Chief Guest
On the 15th of August 2014 the whole nation celebrated India’s Independence Day. At Kishor Nagar we had the Flag Hoisting ceremony at 8.00 a.m. The Chief Guest for the occasion was Colonel Sanjay Srivastava (Rtd), who is a resident of Namkum. He is now as Adviser and consultant to the Ministry of Disaster Management in the Jharkhand of Government.
The Kishor Nagar Family celebrated the feast day of the Ignatius of Loyola, the Founder of the Society of Jesus on the 31st of July 2014. We started the day with special prayers thanking God for all the blessings he has bestowed on Kishor Nagar for some many years.
Br. Ajit (manager) with the team.
After a long break, we are back with some news.
In the middle of June 2014 the students came back after their summer vacation. A few of the small kids felt home sick after having spent a month at home and getting plenty of attention and care from their family members. Now they are settled again and are full of life.
Back with friends.
On the 15th of May 2014 the holidays started and the boys went home. They will return on the 5th of June. Of course Kishor Nagar is never closed. At present there are around 130 boys on the campus. Many of the senior (college level) boys and they are actively engaged in repair and maintenance works. The higher classes get only two weeks holidays as they take turns to look after the day-to-day running of the institution.
Among 130 boys there are several boys, both small and big, who remain here as they are orphans and have no place to go. Sometimes relatives may come and take them to the village for a few days and bring them back.
Three Brothers: Ujjwal, Avinash and Vimal back after a few days with relatives
On the 31st of March we bid farewell to Ms. Sunita Toppo, better known as Sister Sunita among the boys. She joined here as a teacher in 1987 and made Kishor Nagar her home. She was teaching mainly in the primary section and she was not only a teacher but also a mother for the small children, caring for them in many ways. She knew all the boys by name. After serving the institution for 27 years she decided to go back to her village and therefore she offered her resignation. She was given a very touching farewell by all the students.
Farewell to Sr Sunita and welcome to the new teacher Miss Jeny
The students finished the final term examinations on the 15th of March 2014. The teachers were given one week time to correct the answer copies and to submit the results. Even though there were no classes, the students stayed in Kishor Nagar and were engaged in different activities.
In the morning after breakfast spoken English classes were organised for all. The instructors (teachers and senior students) gave different exercises according to the level of the boys. It were really speaking exercises and everyone had to speak up.
Helping one another to read a text aloud
Place for everyone in the morning sun
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.
Lining up for obtaining an admission form
Ready to go!
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.
Lighting the Torch
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.