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"Lions Quest" International programme implemented for the first time in the district
Padubidri, Dec. 1st, 2012: Padubidri Lions School became the first school in the Lions District 317C to implement Lions Club International Foundation's "Lions Quest" programme. The school has adopted "Skills for Adolenscence" programme aimed at the children of 10-14 years age. This three years programme with two classes each week will have a syllabus prepared by International experts aims at physical, mental and emotional development of a child to have better relationship with teachers, parents and the society. Mrs. Kavitha Shastri, a certified Quest trainer from Karnataka state, inaugurated the implementation function held at Lions school on Friday. Speaking on the occasion she said, we should become humans first and inculcate humanity to reach our goals Mr. Manjunath Hegde, a retired vice principal of Mundkur Vidyavardhaka PU college who had translated all seven Quest books into Kannada language and was instrumental in implementing the programme in Kannada in the state, held an orientation session for Quest trained teachers and for parents.
35 teachers from various schools from all over the district had attended a three day long Teachers Training Workshop in Udupi which was organised by District Lions in association with Department of Public Instructions. The Department of Public Instructions has recommended the implementation of Lions Quest and had given instructions to all schools. Lions school Padubidri had sent three teachers for the training and became the first school in the district to implement the Lions Quest programme. Over 11 million children from all over the world, with the help of with over 3, 50,000 Quest trained teachers have benefitted from the programme with a marked improvement in their academic performance and their attitude.
Padubidri Lions Club president Ln. P. Sadashiv Achar presided and welcomed the guest. Lions District Governor Ln. Dr. K. Madhusudan Hegde, Lns. Shobha M. Hegde, Education Coordinator from BEO office Mr. Shankar Suvarna, Lions Past District Governor Ln. Suresh Shetty, IInd Vice Dist. Governor Ln. Suresh Prabhu, Lions District Cabinet Secretary Ln. N. M. Hegde, Ln. Henry D'Souza, Padubidri Lions Trust president Ln. Y. Gopal Shetty, Vice president Ln. Dr. N.T. Anchan, Correspondent Ln. P.R. Navada, Shashidhar Bhat, school HM Gracy D'Sousa and others were present on the dais. Students from class 6th to 9th alongwith their parents attended the function.
Lions District Quest Convenor, Ln. James Andrade compered and Lion secretary Vishukumar Shetty proposed vote of thanks.
July-October edition of "Lions Today" magazine was released during the function. Magazine's editorial board members Ln. N.M. Hegde and Henry D'Souza were present.