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 Sannidhi Auditorium on 30.06.2018. The students of all the 3 Vidyalays sang Bhajans , performed dance programs, on Tapovan Shatkam, and on a Patriotic song , light & sound show - Velunachiyarum Avvaiyarum, was the highlight of the program it showcased a glimpse into the life of these 2 famous personalities. Smt. Swathi Rohith, (CBO) SNR Sons Trust was the chief guest for the occasion & Shri. Sudharshan Ramabadran previous Co-ordinator All India Chinmaya Yuva Kendra was the special guest. The program was well appreciated by the audience.
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.
On 21.06.2018, World Yoga Day was celebrated by students from Classes V to XII. The school put on a wonderful display to convey the message of ‘Good health, happiness, harmony and peace, and to discover the sense of oneness with the world and the nature.’ The programme was organized by Mrs.Shanthi, the yoga teacher.
As a part of celebration the students performed various asanas like Surya Namaskaram, Standing asanas like -Eka pada asana, Vthkadasanam, sitting asanas like -vajraasanam, padmasanam, apart of this pranayamam and meditation too. This celebration was able to inculcate within the students the importance of maintaining a healthy lifestyle and a need to adopt holistic approach to health and well-being.
World Environment Day was celebrated as Green day. School‘s Kindergarten celebrated ‘Green Day” on 29.06.2018. Green is the colour of nature, fertility, life. It also symbolizes self-respect, prosperity, freshness progress and well-being. The significance of the colour was reiterated as students and teachers of Kindergarten were dressed in green colour. The tiny tots brought green colour object and spoke few lines about it. They enjoyed a nature walk in the school where they learned different shades of green then they drew the plants and coloured it. Apart of infusing the love for nature within the students the teachers also spoke to them about the need for green and healthy earth.
As a mark of Global Tiger’s Day, students of Class X performed a mime show depicting the importance of saving the tigers and expressed that we are very responsible in promoting, ‘saving this big cat’, on 26.07.2017.
On World Day against Child labour, 12.06.2018, 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 26.07.2017. 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. The flag was hoisted by the Principal followed by the speeches in Hindi, English and Tamil by the students of grade 10. The importance of celebration and honoring the Independence Day, the sacrifice, pain, the courage and determination of our freedom fighters were mentioned so that the future generation of our country understand the need to preserve freedom.
On the very same day, 15.08.2017, Kalam Sandesha Vahini - Vision 2020 an Initiative by House of Kalam and Chinmaya University. A Bus carried the exhibits of Dr.Kalam, his Vision, achievements and contribution of our Indian Scientists. All the students, teachers & parents visited the bus and were greatly impressed & motivated knowing Dr.Kalam’s contribution.
Geetha Gnana Yagna was performed by Swamini Samprathishtananda Amma from 17.08.2017 to 19.08.2017 at our school Auditorium. Students of Class IX to XI attended the yagna and were greatly benefitted through the sessions and blessed immensely by Amma.
Mathru Pooja was celebrated on 8th September 2017. Br.Vignesh Chaitanyaji conducted the Pooja. All the mother’s and Father’s attended the Pooja and were immensely happy and thanked for giving such an opportunity for them to participate in this pooja.
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.
Yajur Veda Houses celebrated Teacher’s Day, Students gave speech on ‘Why Teacher’s Day is celebrated & their importance in life especially in their schooling’ and expressed their gratitude by performing music and dance program and conducted fun games for the teacher’s.
Kinder Garden students celebrated Navarathiri on 22nd September 2017. Children showcased a very cute dance program with Kolattam, a speech on the importance of celebrating Navarathiri followed by a song by the students of LKG.
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.