BHAJAN SANDHYA On the occasion of PUJYA GURUJI SWAMI TEJOMAYANANDAJI’S BIRTHDAY, Chinmaya mission along with three Chinmaya Vidyalayas of Coimbatore organized “Bhajan Sandhya” a cultural programme, a tribute to Pujya Guruji Swami Tejomayanandaji at Chinmaya Kirti Auditorium. The function was started by welcoming the dignitaries, Swamini Sampratishtananda amma, Br. Divya ChaitanyaJi, Br. Vignesh ChaitanyaJi, Smt. Meera Jackson, Principal of Chinmaya Vidyalaya Matriculation Hr.Sec. School, Smt. Jayalakshmi, Principal of Chinmaya Vidyalaya Matriculation, R.S.Puram, Smt. Radha Srikanth, Principal of Chinmaya Vidyalaya, CBSE, Chinmaya mission members and devotees, parents, students and teachers. A 3D show—Dance, Drama and Debate was presented by our Chinmayans of all the three schools of Coimbatore, to show case the truth of life, its importance and our responsibility to safeguard the truth behind our epic through a light and sound show – SHREE RAMA, THE UTTAMA PURUSHAN. All the children, parents, teachers and other members of Chinmaya family were spell bound and happy from the function. They all blessed to have lot more opportunities to bring up the skills and moral values through children to showcase in future endeavors. Kinder Garten Students celebrated Pujya Guruji Swami Tejomayanandaji’s Birthday. Students performed speech and dance depicting the importance of celebrating Guruji’s B’day. Teachers spoke to the students on Guruji’s contribution to the Chinmaya Mission’s growth.
The students of Chinmaya Vidyalaya CBSE Sr. Sec. School, Vadavalli, celebrated International Yoga Day on 21st June 2019, with great zeal and enthusiasm in their campus ground. A special assembly was organised to commemorate this occasion. All the students were part of this assembly programme. The programme began with a prayer song followed by students displaying a formation of ‘World Yoga Day’ through various asana. The students gave speeches about the origin of yoga, its significance, and the importance of the celebration of this day. The yoga instructor of the school Mrs. Shanti enumerated on this occasions the benefits of various asana in yoga for the children, simultaneously demonstrations of those asana by the students. The students as a mass yoga displayed various standing, sitting and lying asana like Bandha Sarvangasana, Adho Mukha Savaasana, Balasana, Sukhasana, Virabhadrasana, Sooryanamaskram etc . The students also performed pranayam and meditatation. Regular yoga classes as per the curriculum for all the students and everyday practice helped the students to understand the importance of yoga as a habitual practice, how regular practice of yoga can help a child to overcome stress, stiffness, anxiety improve concentration and combat obesity. The students inculcated the need to promote yoga as a part of promotion of global health peace and harmony as –“Yoga is a light which once lit will never dim, the better your practice the brighter your flame.”
On World Day against Child labour, 12th June, the students of class VII recited the poetry of William Blake & Wes Magee about ‘The Story of Chimney Sweeper’ which made the students understand the hardship and pain faced by the students during the Victorian era. They then had a detail discussion about the present scenario in India where they can still find some areas where the child labour is prevalent. The students were made aware about the fundamental right- Right to education (RTE). This activity was able to inculcate the value that every child has a right to get education and lead a happy life. The students then designed posters on ‘Say no to Child Labour’.
To celebrate the victory and to honour the Kargil Martyrs on its 18th Vijay Diwas; we celebrated Kargil Vijay Diwas on 26th July. The celebration took place at the school auditorium. Bramhachary Vignesh Chaithanyaji spoke to the students on this occasion. He, through his inspiring speech made the students understand why we celebrate this day; he lauded the gallantry of Indian military and praised the valiant soldiers of 1999 war. He also spoke about the great sacrifices that our armed forces make while steadfastly keeping us safe. One minute silence was maintained as a tribute to the martyrs. Apart from this students wrote letter to soldiers thanking them for their sacrifices and appreciating them for their contributions to keep our country safe.
Guru Samadhi day was celebrated in the school. The students of all grades did Paduka Puja and chanted Guru Stotram and bhajans in praise of Guru. Students of grade 8,9,10, 11 and 12 wrote an essay, poem, and write-ups in praise of their guru and these works were displayed in the Paduka puja room before their beloved Gurudev.-‘Swami Chinmayanandaji’.
Independence Day was celebrated in the school. Br. Vignesh Chaitanyaji the spiritual Mentor of the school was the chief guest. The students house wise marched and took position near the flag hoisting pole. This was followed by the flag hoisting, flag song, the students came up with speeches in English, Hindi and Tamil to highlight the importance of Independence day. Br. Vignesh Chaintyaji spoke on the occasion, he, through his speech made the audience understand that true patriotism lies in serving the mankind, helping the needy and at requirement be ready to serve the nation. Principal through her speech told the students that true patriot should always be active, honest and truthful. He/she should always give priority to others than to himself / herself. One must feel the pride of nation’s culture heritage and diversity to be a true Indian.
10th Annual Sports Meet was celebrated on 14th August 2019. A day filled with vim and vigour, full of zeal and zest. The day started off with the lovely rendition by the school choir to pay salutation to the lord almighty followed by the lightning of lamp by the chief guest. Ms. Shakkina, Physical Education teacher presented the school annual report where the achievements of the 2018-2019 was presented. This was followed by the Inter-House March Past, a procession of prefects and members of four houses. A highly competitive event where the four houses eyed for the first place. Each house came up with unique themes – Rig Veda marched with a slogan blood of Martyr, thereby exhibiting their respect for the soldiers. The Yajur veda house portrayed the placard of bright like sunshine to highlight that students are the future generation of the country. The sama Veda wore the batches of Navy -pointing out the need to serve the country. The fourth house Atharvana carried a balloon with seed which the dispersed as they marched, they wore a batch of peace and harmony as well as carried projected the need to keep our earth green. The Olympic torch was carried by the five students who brought fame, and name for the school and owes a remarkable place in sports field. The oath was sworn by Sports Secretary. The meet was declared open by the chief guest by releasing the balloons. The audience next witnessed various displays like hula hoops karate with the theme of women empowerment, silambam, Hoola Hoops Drill, coconut shell drill, yoga display etc all symbolizing the alternative source of energy . The displays made way for the highly awaited athletic events where competitiveness among the students soared through roof. Prize distribution was held were individual and group events prizes were given away by the chief guest. The March Past trophy was awarded to Sama house and overall trophy to Atharvana House, the zealous parents gathered in large numbers constantly applauded the participants and the winners. The students carried home a strong message that talents wins games, but teamwork and intelligence wins championship. it’s not the team with the best players that win. It’s the players with the best team that win.
Project Day was celebrated on 3rd November 2018 based on the theme "Tharangani". Our Project Day was inaugurated by the School Correspondent -Shri J. R. Vekentramanji , some of the other dignitaries present were Smt. Radha Srikaanth the school Principal and Br. VIgnesh Chaitanyaji, the school spiritual mentor. The students from grade 6 to grade 12 participated in the project day with their projects. Tharangani in Sanskrit means RIVER. The students inter related the topic with their respective subjects allotted and displayed projects related to it. The projects comprised of working and static models, charts, PPT, role-play, mime, skits etc. The road of success is always through constructions. This year’s topic, ’Tharangani’ opened up exciting possibilities for investigation and research in all subjects. Working with the concept of rivers and applying it to various disciplines of our curriculum was a challenging task. Weeks of extensive research, group activity, brainstorming sessions and class discussion, paved way for the project day. Students displayed a detailed comparison between origination of rivers and that of Shakespeare, the symphony of sounds (figure speech) used for sound of river in Brook, the origination of language and their development, names of rivers, etymology of river, why rivers are called he or she, poems on rivers, poets inspired by rivers, role-play of great writers and poets, skit on ‘Friendship By River’, dance on the song ’Ancient Babylonia’ and recitation. They also displayed the civilisation of Egypt, China, India and Aztec. They portrayed the changes that were brought in the lifestyle of the people as they became settlers from nomads. The development of agriculture and festivals were brought out through charts and models. Projects also gave a glimpse of the dams constructed across the rivers their length, shape, the rivers on which they are built, their capacity, a working model of dam construction was the highlight. The students came out with puzzles and riddles related with river and maths concept too. Parents were spell bound seeing the displays and explanations put forward by the students. Teachers and students from other schools who visited the school on Project Day appreciated the projects displayed, they also praised how innovatively the topics were related and confidently presented and explained by the students. The day turned out to be a great success as it was an outcome of teamwork, dedication, hard work and commitment of the student’s teachers and the management.
Children’s Day was celebrated on 14.11.2017. There were Inter-House Basketball & Throw ball matches conducted for Boys & Girls respectively. Then afternoon session the students gathered at the school auditorium where the teachers presented a Cultural Programme to entertain the kids. The Principal, Smt.Radha Srikaanth initiated the programme by singing a Bharathiyar song, followed by the teachers presented a Group song and a group dance. The students enjoyed each and every moment of the programme as they were thrilled and excited to see their teacher’s performance. Overall the day turned out to be a refreshing moment for the students as they enjoyed and for teachers for living their childhood again for few moments.
First week of November was celebrated as Vigilance Awareness week by the students. Students of class VIII gave a speech on Vigilance Awareness on 8th November 2017 during the assembly. Elocution on the topic “My Vision-Corruption Free India” was done by Class X & XI followed by group discussion. Poster making on Vigilance Awareness by students of Class VIII & IX and Slogan writing was done by Class VI to VII.
Third week of November was celebrated as Entrepreneurship week. Posters making on Entrepreneurship was prepared by the students of Class XI and was explained during the Assembly on 22.11.2017 as a part of assembly program. Followed by a sessions conducted as a part of Career Guidance program for class IX, X & XI students. First session was conducted by Ms.Deepika, Entrepreneur from Talk Factory, and 2nd session by Mr.Jeya Balaji NJ (MD &CEO) of neemshade.com conducted a seminar. They gave a presentation to the students about the need and scope of Entrepreneurship and also discussed with the students the role of a successful Entrepreneur.
National Education Day on 17th November 2017 was celebrated by all the students gathering at the auditorium, where the senior students presented a skit expressing the fact that, How important education is for our life. This was followed by a rally done by the students of Scouts & Guides Club, Interact Club and Seva Club accompanied by the teachers. The students of these clubs prepared slogans, pluck cards and banners with the content that highlighted the need of education. They conducted a rally to the nearby areas of the school, to create awareness and need of education in the society. After the rally, they assembled in the school auditorium where the students from three clubs gave speeches on the importance of education. This day enlightened the students that education is the most powerful weapon we can use to change the world. They also became aware that education is a movement from darkness to light.
“Communal Harmony Week” was celebrated by the students between 22nd and 28th November 2017. India a multi-religious, multi-lingual and multi-racial country, has always enjoyed essential unity of culture amidst diversities that kept her people united. India has set an important example of communal harmony to this world. Communal Harmony is the most important pre-condition for feeling of unity and National integration in India. Scouts & Guides students celebrated this day, by lighting lamps, offering prayers as followed in different religions. Chanting slokas, bhajans and speaking on the need to maintaining communal harmony. Apart of the enjoyment and merriment of the celebrations, the students also sensitized the need of harmony acceptance and love among the people of various communities belonging to different religion. The Scouts & Guides students also went round class wise to explain to the students about the importance and significance of celebrating the Communal Harmony week.
8th Annual Day was celebrated on Thursday, 21st December 2017 amidst great zest, vibrancy and elution. Smt.K.Navamani, Principal of Angappa Senior Secondary School was the esteemed chief guest, among other dignitaries present were Br.Vignesh Chaitanyaji, Smt.Maya Devi, Principal, Chinmaya Vidyalaya Matriculation Hr.Sec. School, Smt. Meera Jackson, Principal, Chinmaya Vidyalaya R.S.Puram, Mrs.B.Chitramani, Head Mistress (Primary), Amrita Vidyalayam, Tirupur, Shri.Jayaprakashji, Secretary, Chinmaya Mission, other School Principals and International Foreign Exchange students. The programme commenced at the School Auditorium at 5 PM with the lighting of the ceremonial Lamp by the Chief Guest. The Correspondent Shri.J.R.Venkatraman welcomed the eminent guests & introduced the Chief Guest. Principal Smt.Radha Srikaanth presented the Annual Report of the past session. This was followed by the prize distribution where the chief guest gave away the prizes to the academically meritorious pupil of the school. The cultural programme was based on the theme ‘Around the World in 90 Minutes’ where students of Chinmaya Vidyalaya explored various parts of the world in 90 minutes. As they reach each country, they learnt the Culture, Art, languages, food habits & festivals of each country and this was followed by music & dance of the country by various grade students. Some of the countries shown was Spain, Indonesia, Japan, Sri Lanka, United States of America, Africa & Arab. Finally the students reach India realizing that though countries are diverse, they have something similar with Indian Culture, thereby depicting Integration beyond boundaries. The NadhaBindhu Band of the School playing fusion was the other highlight of the day, appreciated, applauded and motivated. The students learned to learn on each other’s strength & forgive each other’s weakness. It helped the students to recognise their accomplishments and experience the joy of learning.