Navi Mumbai, 21 January 2011
To encourage and identify budding talents in various fields and to appreciate cultural heritage of India, Amrita Vidyalayam, Juinagar, Navi Mumbai, one of the 53 value-based schools managed by Mata Amritanandamayi Math celebrated its Annual Day programme on 21 January 2012.
Dr. Juzer Vasi, Chair Professor of Nano Technology and Principal Investigator of NCPRE at IIT, Mumbai was the Chief Guest and Mrs. Priti Pravin Patkar, Social Worker and Founder Ex-Secretary of PRERANA – a rehabilitation centre for rescued victims of trafficking was the Guest of Honour. The other diginitaries present at the function were Br. Avyayamrita Chaitanya, in-charge of Mata Amritanandamayi Math, Nerul, Navi Mumbai, Brni. Pavanamrita Chaitanya, Manager, Amrita Vidyalayam, Navi Mumbai, Dr. I.C. Dave, former Sr. Scientist, BARC, Shri. K.N. Pillai, Industrialist and Managing Committee Member, Amrita Vidyalayam, Navi Mumbai and Brni. Rekha N, Principal Amrita Vidyalayam, Navi Mumbai.
The celebrations included distribution of scholarships to meritorious students, awards in the academic and sports fields, followed by spectacular devotional dances, cultural programmes in English, Hindi and Marathi by the students. Thousands of students with their parents attended the programme.