SBKV Trust founded by Shree Coimbatore Gujarati Samaj celebrates the Golden Jubilee of the Kikani Institutions - Kikani Higher Secondary School started during the year 1957 and the Kikani Primary School upgraded to Kikani Matric Hr. Secondary School. At this glorious moment of having reached the mile stone of 50 years towards the cause of education, the management celebrates the Golden Jubilee during the year 2006 - 2007.
The Inaugural function of the Golden Jubilee celebrations, of the Kikani Institutions was held on September 24th 2006. The Kikani ground was filled with Festive Spirit. Shri G.K. Sundaram, Chairman, Lakshmi Mills and Chief Patron Golden Jubilee Celebrations, Dr.K.Kulandaivel - Chancellor, Shree Avinashilingam Deemed University, Shri B.K. Krishanraj Vanavarayar Chairman - Bharatiya Vidhya Bhavan Coimbatore Kendra, honorary member of Golden Jubilee Celebration Committee and the other eminent personalities lit the "Kuthuvilakku", Shri Arvind K Kikani, Managing Trustee or Chairman welcomed the gathering.
A CD presentation was done, which outlined the growth and achievements of the school. Shri G.Swaminathan, retired Head Master of Kikani Higher Sec. School shared his nostalgic. memories of his service in the institutions and wished the school to grow higher and higher. Dr. K.Kulandaivel, the Chief Guest in his speech said that the aim of educational institutions should be to generate students who should emerge into the society with an all round development both in academics and in human values.
Shri Aswin C Thakker President of Shree Coimbatore Gujarati Samaj, Trustee of the SBKV Trust gave the Vote of Thanks.
As a mark of Golden Jubilee celebrations the following Inter School and Intra School Activities were conducted.
* A Sports meet for the differently abled Children was also conducted. Students from the Society for the Aid of Handicapped Children and Vidhya Vikasini Opportunity School took part and won the prizes.
* A work shop for the students of both the schools On "Memory Retention" was conducted by Shri. Mahadevan. The programme was organized by the Kikani Alumni Association. The Management has released the Golden Jubilee Souvenir.
Report on the Golden Jubilee Valedictory Function 02 September 07.
The Kikani Institutions stand the test of time, spreading the rays of literacy to Coimbatoreans. It was indeed a glorious occasion when the Institution celebrated their Golden Jubilee Valedictory function on 2nd September 2007. The program commenced at 10.00 am in the morning and culminated at 8.00 pm that evening.
The morning program was directed as a mark of remembrance and an occasion to .felicitate all our retired teachers Headmasters and the past trustees of the school The program began with a prayer song. The gathering observed a minutes silence to hono1D' the departed souls associated with the Kikani Institutions. Shri. Tushar Kikani, Correspondent. welcomed the gathering.
The Chief Guest Shri. R. Venkatachalam, Mayor in his speech praised the teachers for their dedicated service. Guest of Honour Dr. Raja Sahapathy of Ganga Hospitals felicitated all the retired teachers with a shawl and memento. He highlighted that teachers play an important role than the parents in shaping the children and also extended his gratitude to the teachers for what he is today. He thanked the management for making him a part of the function. Thiru G. Swaminathan spoke at length of his association with the school. A total of around 50 past teachers attended the function. They all interacted with the students and the crowd and shared warm memories of their school days. An idea to start a "PAST TEACHERS ASSOCIATION" of the school was initiated on that day.
The evening program commenced with the lighting of the Kuthuvillaku by the dignitaries. Shri Mahendra R Dave, Convener, Golden Jubilee Celebrations wekomed the gathering. The Chief Guest Shri. S. Padmanabhan of TCS released the Golden Jubilee Souvenir titled "INNER VISION" and the first copy was received by Shri.Ramnik G Kikani, Managing trustee. The replica of the proposed auditorium - a Golden Jubilee Project of the school was inaugurated by the Guest of Honour Shri.B.K.Krishnaraj Vanavarayar. In his speech he kept the students and the crowd spell bound by his lively speech. He praised the Kikani Institutions for imparting quality education with a touch of Indian culture.
Our Correspondent Shri. Tushar R. Kikani spoke at length about his vision and the future growth of the school He also felicitated
Shri. MN. Padmanabhan a past student of the school for having come forward to support the auditorium project.
Shri. Aswin C Thakker President. Coimbatore Gujarati Samaj presented the report on the year round Golden Jubilee activities. Shri Coimbatore Gujarati Samaj has come forward and donated a sum of Rs.1 Lakh on the occasion of the Golden jubilee and we thank them for the same. The students of 1976 Batch offered a token set of books and assured the management to take up the task of modernizing the school library. The Chief Guest Shri. S. Padmanabhan of TCS, also an alumni recalled his golden moments at the school H e urged the senior students to pursue various other COluses and not to be confined only to Engineering and Medicine. Guest of Honour Shri. Chenraj Jain, Chairman Jain Group of Institutions, Bangalore in his speech insisted the students not only to excel in studies but also indulge in extracurricular activities and develop an over-all personality.
Mrs. S. Vijayam, Principal proposed the Vote of Thanks. The high light of the evening was a cultural program on "Preserve and Conserve the Resources" by the school students. Finally the yearlong celebration came to an end with a spectacular and colourful display of fire works. Our thanks to one and all who made this Golden Jubilee a reality.
Mr.Tushar R. Kikani