In its latest endeavour to invest in all-round development of its students, The Gera School (TGS) inaugurated a state-of-the-art auditorium and new sports facilities on its campus.
The new auditorium aims to provide students with up-to-date infrastructure, which can empower them to showcase their art, talent and knowledge gained through the curriculum to the outside world in the best possible manner.
Accordingly, it is equipped with high-end acoustics and lighting technology, well-designed green rooms and waiting spaces, and significant seating capacity. The auditorium also gives TGS the flexibility to hold both small-scale and large-scale events with ease and efficiency.
In terms of sports, TGS has set up a new futsal court and an indoor badminton court with audience stands. Additionally, TGS has also set up facilities for indoor sports such as gymnastics, martial arts, yoga, badminton, table tennis, chess and carrom. A unique feature of TGS is the rock-climbing wall set up on campus along with qualified trainers to train the students with care and caution.
Speaking about the auditorium that has the capacity for 450 to 500 people, principal, TGS, Carol Joseph said: “I have not seen any auditorium like this in schools in Goa so we are really proud of what we achieved. But I think for us it is more than just an auditorium, for us it is rather a concrete manifestation of the school’s desire to nurture the individuality of every child in school. So this will be a valuable resource apart from the indoor games that we will have here.”
Managing director, Gera Developments and chairman, Advisory Committee, TGS, Rohit Gera said: “We are extremely pleased that we have completed the auditorium. We had made a commitment to our parents of the school that we will come up with this stadium facility.”
He further said that students must be able to present their skills, knowledge and personalities to the outside world with confidence, and through various activities on campus. “Art and sports are an important aspect in children’s development; they build character and teach values. Hence, these extracurricular activities are an integral and compulsory part of the education process at TGS. We want to make sure that our students get the very best of infrastructure and training in these areas; hence, we decided to invest in the auditorium, the various sports facilities, and also training in many of these activities. Through this investment, we hope to nurture creativity, leadership, team spirit and sportsmanship within our students,” he said.
He also mentioned that they are very keen to get children back to school with COVID-19 cases reducing across the country.