While the school admits both boys and girls, the girl student enrollment has been steadily rising every year and is presently close to 50% of the total strength which itself is a matter of pride in a state like Rajasthan which had alarmingly low record of girl’s education.
JMA celebrated its fourth Annual Day on Friday November 18, 2011 and the venue was the elegant Smt Sharda Devi Goenka Auditorium at Goenak Vidya Mandir Pilani. The Chief Guest for the function was Hon’ble Shri Brijendra Singh Ola Rajasthan Government State Minister for the lifeline of desert area Indira Gandhi Nahar Project - IGNP, Command Area Development - CAD, Sainik Kalyan as well as Disaster Management & Relief (Independent)
After arrival of chief guest and tilak ceremony, the lighting of the ceremonial lamp took place which was followed by Saraswati Vandana. Smt Booma Natarajan Principal of the school in her opening speech introduced the Chief Guest and Guest of Honor to the audience and reiterated that she and her teacher team firmly believed that true success is measured by number of hurdles overcome and achieving excellence is a journey and not destination.
The cultural program by students this year revolved around the theme “Unity in Diversity”. The opening item was a Qawwali followed by a group dance set to music mix of Tamil, Konkani and Punjabi songs. After a scintillating Kathak dance, yet another group dance set to music mix of Bengali, Rajasthani and Gujarati songs. Master Sahil Padia of Class IV with his poem JMA is Best got a thunderous applause. After the customary patriotic song, Chief Guest gave the prizes to various students who had excelled in academics and various competitions. For their dedicated efforts, school teachers Vandana and Harishji were given a trophy for promoting music – dance culture among students, Mamta Gupta for promoting the spirit of sports among students and Principal Mrs Booma Natarajan for promoting the spirit of teamwork and performance excellence among students and teachers of the school.
Dr Mishra in his speech thanked Smt Booma Natarajan JMA Principal as well as the team of teachers for their dedicated efforts to make the school top ranking in Pilani and reiterated his commitment for promoting quality education with modern infrastructure at Pilani.
Chief Guest appreciated Dr Brij Mohan Mishra’s love for his native place Pilani despite his living in America. He also awarded the prizes to various students who had won various competitions as well as for overall academic excellence. Master Vanam Sharma of Class VIII who brought laurels to the school both at district level and state level in Shot Put and Discus Throw was given a special cash prize of Rs 5000/-. He appreciated the principal and the teacher team for their untiring efforts to bring name and fame to the institution and said that the dazzling performance by the students on stage truly took him on a Bharat Darshan - Discovery of India journey.
Mrs Sangeeta Jangir anchored the proceedings and delivered the vote of thanks. Miss Monal Singh from Class VII did the master of ceremony job for the cultural program with aplomb.
The other dignitaries who attended the annual day included several who’s who of Pilani. The function ended with the singing of national anthem and the parents and children who had come for the function left with beaming faces and pride that they were part of an institution which is a jewel in the crown among the schools at Pilani.
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About JMA Pilani: Smt Jamuna Mishra Academy - JMA Pilani is a Co-educational English Medium School with Experienced Teachers, Spacious Classrooms and Modern Amenities Designed to impart Quality Education combined with All Round Personality Development and lay the Best Foundation for the Child's Future. For more details about JMA Pilani see http://www.jma-