Arkula: The centenary celebration committee president A K Jayarama Shekha said that the centenary building of Sri Rama Aided Higher Primary School, at Arkula, will be inaugurated on April 14.
The school was started with nine students on Ramanavami in 1917 by late Kotiappa Poojary. At present, as many as 240 children are pursuing their education in the school. The estimated cost of the centenary building is over Rs 1 crore. In addition to the new building, a new auditorium, additional classrooms and hall have also been built for the centenary celebrations.
The forerunner of Land Donation movement, Acharya Vinoba Bave too had visited the school in 1957. A Gopalakrishna Hegde, the then school headmaster had won the first National Award instituted by the first government of India in 1960. The school had won the best Aided School Award in 1965.
He said that with the help of Farangipete Education Society and other donors, the school has LCD, e-learning kit, computers, lab, library, and Makkala Yakshagana Mela.