Events

Sankatahara Chaturthi pooja

Ganesh temple in our school campus was repainted and Sankatahara chaturthi pooja was performed in a grand manner. The entire staff of the school gathered at the temple premises as a family, at the early hours to attend Ganapathi Homam and Punarpooja and to seek blessings from lord Ganesha. Chanting of mantras and the resonance of temple bell created an atmosphere of divinity. The Punarpooja brought absolute bliss among the devotees. It was a wonderful opportunity to be away from the hustle-bustle of day to day activities and to show our gratitude towards the divine as well as developing spiritual values and harmony among everyone.

Maha Sivarathiri celebration

The teachers and staff of Chinmaya Vidyalaya celebrated The Mahasivarathri in a grand manner. Sivapuranam, Lingashtakam, Siva panchakshara strotram and Ganga strotram were chanted melodiously. Bhajans sung by the teachers brought tremendous spiritual energy, filled the atmosphere with divinity and took everyone to a higher level of consciousness

World Thinking Day

The World Thinking Day is celebrated annually on 22nd February by all Scouts and Guides worldwide. This day marks the birth anniversary of the founder of the World Scouts and Guides Organization -Lady Baden Powell. The Chinmaya Vidyalaya Scouts and Guides Unit celebrated this day in our Vidyalaya. The enthusiastic Scouts, Guides, Cubs and Bulbuls of the unit initiated to bring greenery around the campus by planting varieties of plants, which included a few medicinal plants

NCC practical exam

Every setback is a setup for a comeback. After a big break of nearly 365 days, regular school activities started with the NCC practical exams, which was held in our Vidyalaya on 19th February. Sub-major and a P I staff had come to conduct the exams. NCC cadets of our school took part in it enthusiastically and proved their efficiency

Annual Gita Chanting competition 2020

With the blessings of Pujya Gurudev Swami Chinmayananda, the annual Gita Chanting competition 2020 was completed through Online platform due to the COVID pandemic situation, for all the Chennai city schools. In connection to the competition, the award function was conducted at Chinmaya Heritage Centre, Chetpet on 13th February 2021, presided by Swami Mitranandaji, Acharya, Chinmaya mission, Chennai. The other guests on the dias were Shri. O. V. Nambiar, Swami Sureshanandaji and Shri Anand Chaithanya. The prizes were presented to the 120 prize winners under various categories by the dignitaries on the stage. The prestigious award function was meticulously coordinated and successfully organized by the staff of Chinmaya Vidyalaya, Annanagar following the Covid protocols. Also very proud to inform that we were placed one among the top 6 schools and received the Award for it.

Republic Day celebration

We consider Republic Day celebrations as a moment of joy combined with our social responsibility towards our beloved nation. On this 72nd Republic Day, let us remember, respect and dedicate this day to those who had contributed their efforts for building our strong nation. Our correspondent Shri.R.Surya Kumar hoisted the national flag in our school. All the teaching and non-teaching staff attended the programme. In relation to this, students of STD VIII and the Social Department of our school presented a video which depicted the importance of our National freedom and the salient features of our Constitution.

Amaaya 2020

Adversity gives birth to greatness". True to this quote and despite the dreary pandemic, Chinmaya Vidyalaya Annanagar organized a series of exciting co-curricular activities for the students of classes IX-XII. Organized over the month of January, this event was rightly timed to bring students out of the monotonous online lifestyle and instead engage them on a creative level. With over 12 events and tons of entries, Amaaya 2020 was a smashing success.

Pongal Celebration – 2021

Pongal falls in the mid-January every year and marks the auspicious beginning of uttarayan, sun’s journey north wards. This period has special significance in Hindu mythology and is considered to be extremely auspicious. Pongal was celebrated virtually by the students of the kindergarten. An exclusive villupattu about the significance of the festival and Pongal themed Tamil songs were sung. Children danced gracefully and sweet Pongal was prepared in a mud pot and offered first to God. Value talks followed and traditional dresses were worn by the participating children. Every moment was exciting and enriching for the kids, who were able to experience a typical Pongal celebration, which was seen as a true manifestation of our rich culture and tradition.

Tapo Geeta Jayanti Fest

Gita Jayanti, a sacred day for Hinduism, was celebrated across the country on Friday, December 25, 2020, on the auspicious day of Shukla Ekadasi of Margashirsha month. A very special 21 day lead-up programme on Bhagavad Gita began online on Saturday, December 5, 2020. On December 17, 2020, our Vidyalaya students chanted Chapter 12, Bhakti Yoga of the Gita. On 25th December 2020 Chinmaya Mission – Mumbai, organized a special celebration in which our school students along with the students of Chennai Chinmaya Vidyalayas were given the opportunity to chant Tapovan Shatakam. On the same day evening, Chinmaya Mission, Chennai organized a program in which our students were blessed with an opportunity of chanting 12th Chapter of Bhagavad Gita once again.

Margazhi Utsav

The month of Margasheersha, also known as Margazhi in Tamil, It is considered auspicious for putting efforts into one's own spiritual growth - be it Sadhana, Vrata, Bhajan or Pooja - for the Upasakas of Shiva, Shakti, Vishnu as well as others. Our Kinder Garten Department has made a video of MARGAZHI UTSAV. The tiny tots enthralled us by the lovely chanting of Thirupaavai, “Andal Charithram”- the story of Sri Andal was beautifully narrated and enacted by the kids. Students of Standard I to VIII participated in the co-curricular Activities like Parrot making, recitation of Pasuram, Garland making for Andal. Tamil department and Music Department teachers rendered melodiously the Thirupaavai Pasurams with its meaning and the recorded version is being shared to all the parents and the students.

National Mathematics day

In connection with the National Mathematics day, various activities were conducted in our Vidyalaya from the 7th to the 11th of December. To kindle interest and enhance logical reasoning, puzzles and riddles were shared with the students. The enthusiastic participation of the students in all the activities is an affirmation to the fact that learning can be fun and everlasting if it can be integrated with life and daily activities.

ThiruKarthigai Celebration

ThiruKarthigai is celebrated on the full moon day of the month of Karthigai as per South Indian calendar. It was one of the most important festivals of the ancient Tamils. It is celebrated in Andhra Pradesh , Telengana , Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Srilanka .There are various anecdotes on this . Lamps are lit before sunset to remove the negative energy from our surroundings.Students of our Vidhyalaya have enthusiastically showcased their talents in some art forms like music , dance and designing of lamps : making Diyas using eco friendly materials ,Rangoli or villakku kolam and decorating the Diya plates.

Navrathri2020

Navrathri is a holy festival celebrated all over India with great pomp and festivity. Navrathri ‘nine nights’ symbolizes victory of good over evil. This year it has been a damp squib due to the pandemic. But don’t lose heart; this video compilation on Navrathri will surely make up for all the fun which everyone has missed.

Bharathiyar's 138th birthday Celebration

Bharathiyar's 138th birthday was celebrated on 11.12.2020 by students of ChinmayaVidyalaya, Anna Nagar School. Students from different standards participated in poem recitation, signifying the importance of eating healthy food, new Athichudi and Odivilaiyaadu papa song, skit on Bharathiyar's biography, dance etc.,

National Unity Day

Rashtriya Ekta Diwas or National Unity Day was observed on 31st October to commemorate the birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel who played an important role in uniting India. He is also known as an ‘Iron Man of India’ and as one of the founding leaders of the Republic of India. This year the students of standard XI came up with the virtual celebrations. This celebration included Introduction speech, significance of National Unity Day, Hindi song & dance portraying Unity in diversity and Rashtriya Ekta Diwas pledge. This occasion will definitely provide an opportunity to reaffirm the inherent strength and resilience of our nation to withstand the actual and potential threats to the unity, integrity, and security of our country.

World Students' Day

World Students' Day is observed on October 15 to commemorate the birth anniversary of the 11th President of India, Dr APJ Abdul Kalam. The class 8 students have put in a great effort by including skits of various exquisite anecdotes of Kalam’s life. Apart from these activities, CCA was conducted for the classes 1 to 8. Classes 1 and 2 had rocket making. Picture collage on vision of Dr.APJ Abdul kalam was a treat to the eyes. Classes 6, 7 and 8 did several scientific experiments.

Intra-school Model United Nations Conference

An online intra-school Model United Nations Conference was held using Microsoft Teams and Google Meet on account of United Nations Day on 27th, 28th and 29th October 2020. It was inaugurated by Madam Principal Mrs V Gowrilakshmi. There were four committees, namely the Human Rights Council, Economic and Social Council, The Office on Drugs and Crime and Joint Crisis Committees of both Axis and Allied Powers. These were chaired by the students of class 12 as well as the alumni of our Vidyalaya. The committees discussed various issues like attaining sustainable development goals, rights of socially displaced individuals, tackling Norco-terrorism and World War II. There were about 140 participants from classes VIII-XII. Each committee gave out prizes of various degrees to the delegates for their performance. This experience exposed them to second degree thinking and made them better diplomats with strong negotiation skills. Despite the challenges faced by COVID-19, this programme exhibited an atmosphere of greater learning and exploration into new frontiers.

Google CS First training program

Mrs. Shanti Krishnamurthy, Director of CCMT Education cell, organized this training for Computer Science teachers of Chinmaya Vidyalaya all over India, on Monday the 17th of August 2020, 3 - 5pm, online through Google meet. Audience were CS Educators of classes 4-8, Computer Science HODs, ICT teachers (148 attendees).This training introduced programming and computer science in a fun and interactive way. A very flexible program, teachers and students can run it on their own pace and at their convenience. Our teachers Mrs.T.Hemamalini & Mrs.Renuka Krishna kumar, both from Computer Science dept., were facilitators for the Google CS First training program as a part of the Computer Educators’ Training conducted by Google India.

National Sports Day

Chinmaya Vidyalaya, Annanagar celebrated the National Sports Day on 29th August 2020. On this occasion, our principal Mrs. V. Gowrilakshmi addressed the students and spoke on the importance of sports and games. She motivated the students to participate in sports as it would definitely offer them a change from the monotony of a daily routine and help in keeping away stress and anxiety

Ganesh Chaturthi

The festival that marks the birth of Lord Ganesha was celebrated with great devotion by the staff and students of the vidyalaya. The students were involved in various co-curricular activities such as singing bhajans, making Lord Ganesha with leaves and making palanquins. These activities not only helped to bring out the creative talents of the students but also sowed in their minds the seeds of admiration and respect for Indian tradition and culture.

Teacher’s day

This year, Teacher’s day was honored on 5th of September 2020. But the celebration was rather heart wrenching without the children around. However, the students from 10th and 12th made us enjoy with their inner talents of playing instruments, dancing and cheering us and acknowledging all the teachers in their life. The best part was the selection of the songs they wanted us to identify. Teacher’s day can never be complete without students' loving and warm presence.

Onam 2020

Onam is celebrated to commemorate the glorious past of King Mahabali , a time when prosperity, joy and unity knew no bounds. This year too Chinmaya Vidyalaya, Anna Nagar celebrated Onam in all its splendour

Investiture ceremony

The investiture ceremony for the batch of 2020-21 was held on 3rd September 2020 at 4:00pm. Keeping in mind the pandemic scenario the school conducted an online event for the students to bestow them with their respective positions. The audience included students from class 12 and all the teachers of the Vidyalaya. Mrs V Gowri Lakshmi addressed the students and teachers. The speech outlined the current situation. The correspondent, shri R Suryakumar felicitated the function.

Navaratri 2020

Navaratri, the nine-day autumn festival, is a celebration of women empowerment. Golu (or Kolu) in Tamil refers to the display and decoration of dolls. This year due to the pandemic, people are unable to socialize and visit each other's houses. But we can enjoy the festival with the help of digital media. Here is a beautiful Kolu arrangement done by our teachers for you to enjoy.

Mahatma Gandhi Jayanthi

Gandhi jayanti is the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi and is celebrated throughout the nation on 2nd October. This year, the students of standard II came up with the virtual celebrations including invocation, dance, Hindi and Tamil speech on Gandhian principles and an oration on the Swachh Bharat Mission launched by our honorable Prime minister on the 2nd October 2014.

Mathru pooja

Mathru pooja accentuate the Indian culture of reverence to Matha, Pitha, Guru and Daivam and encourage children to express their affection to their mothers in a special way. They also imbibe the truth that mother is the “Universal Shakthi” who plays the pivotal role in sustaining the peace and harmony in the family. This unique function performed by Chinmayites gave an opportunity for children to express their love and affection to their beloved mothers.

Lions Club - “Dr. Radhakrishnan Teaching Excellence Award”

Mr. Subramani & Mrs.Thangam have received “Dr. Radhakrishnan Teaching Excellence Award” for their dedicated service rendered in the field of Education. The function was held at Mohan Gardens, Korattur, Chennai on 1st November 2020. The Chief Guest was Lion P V Prakash Kumar, District Governor. The Guest of Honours were Sun TV fame Pulavar Professor Nellai Subbaiah & Dr. S. Raja Samuel, Principal - Madras School of Social Work. Mr Subramani (Computer Science) was nominated by Arcot Lions Club & Mrs. Thangam (Librarian) was nominated by Lions Club of Chennai Super Kings. Our Congratulations to both the teachers.

Vijay Kargil Diwas

“India remains eternally grateful to our soldiers for their bravery”- PM Shri Narendra Modi. On 26th July, NCC cadets observed Vijay KargilDiwas virtually through a skype session, under the guidance of our NCC master Mr Kannan. This day is a saga of the glorious victory of our nation during the Kargil conflict in May-July 1999. The students talked about the Kargil war in detail and saluted the undaunted courage, indomitable valour and sacrifice of our heroes. The session was also attended by Principal Mrs V Gowrilakshmi and Vice Principal Mrs Lakshmiprabha who spoke about other recent instances when our Indian army have fought tooth and nail to protect India from incursions into our territories by neighbouring countries.

Guru Aradhana day

The 27th Mahasamadhi Aradhana of our Poojya Gurudev Swami Chinmayananda was observed on 3rd August. As is the tradition in CVA, teachers started chanting the 18 chapters of Bhagwadgita one week prior to the Sadhana Day. This year due to the pandemic, the teachers did the chanting virtually online, from 27th July. Our Balvihar teacher performed aarthi to Gurudev’s photo every day after the chanting and all the teachers felt blessed to witness this.

Sanskrit Day-2020

Sanskrit Day-2020 was observed virtually online. Sanskrit Diwas is celebrated to spread awareness, promote and revive the ancient Indian language. The day essentially speaks of the importance of learning and knowing Sanskrit. Sanskrit is the mother of all Indian languages and the first among the ancient languages spoken in India. The event was organised by Mr Kannan, our Sanskrit HOD, and Sanskrit students of Class IX participated in it.

INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION, 2020

These are the moments of our times where we all have to be confined in our homes but still glow with the fire of the pride and love that we have for our country. Not even the threat of the pandemic can steal the warmth that we feel for our nation.

Krishna Jayanthi Celebration, 2020

As in the yester years, Krishna Jayanthi was celebrated with grand fervour by the students of CVA. The pandemic did not dampen their spirit. The students participated enthusiastically in various programs and CCA activities online. The students of the primary classes dressed up as little Krishna stole everyone's heart with their cuteness. The students displayed their artistic and creative skills through various activities like flute making, face mask making etc. Please click on this link below to watch the video that will bring alive the various programs and activities conducted in connection with Janmashtami.

CHENNAI DAY

On 22nd August marked its 381st anniversary. It is believed that both Madras and Chennai have been derived from the towns of Madrasapattinam and Chennapatnam that together encompass the city as we know it today. In this video, the students of class XI C have gone past through many topics regarding chennai. From history to art and culture to showing how it was in the 20th century vs the 21st century. This video has an authentic Madras feel to which modern Chennai vibes are added.

World population day

The students of Class XII C prepared a video on world population day with the aim to create awareness about the rapidly increasing population and also about how the finite resources of the Earth will not be enough for the large number of people. The change in our environment during the pandemic is a good example of how nature can renew its resources with lesser humans constantly exploiting it. It is time for us to act wisely and protect our planet.

Education Development Day

117th Birthday of Mr. Karmaveerar Kamarajar( Education Development Day ) was celebrated on 15th July 2020 by Tamil department. This event was virtually celebrated. Students of classes 9 and 10 participated by making short videos. We thank parents for their timely help in making the online celebration a grand success.

Vana Mahotsav

Vana Mahotsav is the annual tree festival of India, celebrated every year during the first week of July. Owing to the pandemic, we are presently restricted to virtual classrooms and hence decided to consult with the students to come up with ways to celebrate this auspicious event on an online platform. It is thus evident that the young minds of our school are the embodiment of Mahatma Gandhi’s following statement – Nature has made Enough for Man’s Need, not for Man’s Greed.

Guru Purnima

Guru Purnima also known as Vyasa Purnima, was celebrated on 6th July by all the teachers of CVA and few Sanskrit students of Std X. This year due to the Corona pandemic, it was celebrated in a novel way, online through Google Meet.

International day of Yoga

The International day of Yoga falling on the 21stof June every year, was observed online through Google Meet due to the COVID19 pandemic. This was attended by students of classes 6A, 6B, teachers and parents. NCC cadets shared their experiences. Dr.N.Srinivasan, our Hindi sir spoke about the demonstration of Scouts and guide students of Chennai City CBSE school (Around 250 students), with the help of Mrs. Pabitra our Yoga teacher which was organized by Bharat scouts and guides – District level.

104thCHINMAYA JAYANTHI

When the surrounding is full of darkness, a ray of light will give us a hope. So does, Our PujyaGurudev’s 104thJayanthi celebration on 08.05.2020 through a virtual satsang. During the time of lockdown, this celebration illuminated all of us in and out. What an irony! our Gurudev tuned the people’s mind in line of spirituality and we celebrated his birthday online.

Educational trip – Rail Museum

The students of class I and II visited the Rail museum at ICF from the 4th of February to the 7th February 2020. They enjoyed the ride in the toy train with their friends. They also visited the art gallery and gathered more information about the development of the Integral Coach Factory in Chennai. Students had an opportunity to observe the working system of the railway stations and the safety signals. The 3D show featuring the different types of trains was the highlight of the day. The day concluded with a visit to various coach models. Overall, the students enjoyed their time at the museum and gained immense knowledge about our Indian Railways.

Educational trip – Aavin Milk Factory, Dakshinchitra

As part of our educational trip Class III were taken to Aavin Milk factory at Madhavaram & Ambattur on 19th February and 20th February 2020. It was indeed a remarkable experience for the children.
For them it was an unforgettable experience. There was lot of bonding among the children and the caring and sharing let to better understanding.
Students of Class IV visited Dakshinchitra, on 7th February 2020. Dakshinchitra which means ‘picture of the south’ is a South Indian heritage village.

A Trip to the Tip of India

It was a great opportunity for the students of Std VIII to go on a tour to the southernmost tip of India – Kanyakumari. 129 students along with 8 teachers went on a three day tour. They visited the oldest and popular shrines, the Kumari Amman temple and the Suchindram temple. The visit to the Padmanaba Palace and the Tiruparapu waterfalls was a cynosure of all eyes. The sight of the crimson red sky at the time of the setting of the sun was spellbinding. The trip was indeed a great break from the monotonous routine. It was a great learning experience for everyone.

A Trip to Rameswaram

Students of Std VII along with seven teachers travelled to Rameswaram on 2nd February 2020. They visited Agnitheertham and Ramar Paadham, Dhanushkodi and Kothandaramasamy temple. The enchanting wax models in Dr. Kalam’s memorial were admired by all the students. They had a view of the Pamban bridge which is an engineering marvel. The next place on the itinerary was the Panchamukha Anjaneya temple where the ‘Floating stone’ captured everyone’s attention. They also visited Lakshmanatheertham, where it is believed that Vibhishana’s coronation took place. The last place they visited before boarding the train to Chennai was Dr. Kalam’s house and the shopping complex attached to it. It was indeed a memorable, educational and refreshing trip.

Maha shivarathri Celebration

Students performed pooja along with parents and teachers. Students chanted Shivapuranam and Lingastagam. The Panchakshram, ‘Om Namashivaya’ reverberated in the school spreading divinity in the campus

CCA Prize day

Our Vidyalaya’s 30th CCA Prize day was celebrated on Tuesday, the 25th of February 2020 in our school decennial auditorium. The Chief Guest was Shri Akash.U, MBA, PGDM, CFP an alumnus of our Vidyalaya , who is currently the Vice President of HSBC. Smt Sasikala Senthilkumar , CCA in-charge teacher read out the CCA report. This year the overall CCA trophy was bagged by Ganga House.

Farewell

The farewell to Std XII students by their Juniors brought a feeling of nostalgia and camaraderie among the 12th graders. They were each given a memento which was a picture of their uniforms framed, which would always remind them about the school which cared and nurtured them.

National Science day

National Science day was celebrated in our Vidyalaya on the 28th of February to commemorate the discovery of the Raman effect. Students and teachers of Math and Science departments put in their joint effort in conducting this. The Chief Guest for the occasion was Mrs. Sangeetha Sathyanarayanan M.Sc, M.Phil (Bio-Chemistry), M.Sc.(Psychology) who is an Asst Professor in the PG and Research dept of Bio-Chemistry, D G Vaishnav College.

Bharat Scouts and Guides - Ellen Sharma camp site, Shollinganallur

The Bharat Scouts and Guides organised a seven day camp at “Ellen Sharma camp site, Shollinganallur. Four teachers of our Vidyalaya attended the flocks and Guides Adult Training Programme from 14.12.2019 to 20.12.2019 .Various activities related to the Scouts and Guides were taught. They successfully completed the basic course and received the certificates from the Bharat Scouts and Guides.

Republic day

The 71st Republic day was celebrated on 26.01.2020 with patriotic fever and zest. The Chief Guest Shri K Gnana Desikan IAS (retd) and Shri G Anand Babu (Inspector of Police) were welcomed by the Bulbuls with their flock song and dance.

BOOK READING DAY

Chinmaya Vidyalaya Annanagar, celebrated “BOOK READING DAY” on 23.01.2020 (Thursday) to inculcate the habit of book reading in the children. The programme started at 11.00a.m with an Oath taking. The oath was read by Shishira Srivatsav of VII A. The Principal, Vice- Principal, teachers, students from K.G to 12th STD, the non-teaching staff and also the service staff actively participated by reading a book at the specified time. Everybody enjoyed the reading session.

Chinmayavil Thiruvaiyaru

Chinmaya Vidyalaya, Annanagar promoted a platform for Indian Classical Music festival in the school premises in the name of "Chinmayavil Thiruvaiyaru" and conducted it on 25th January 2020.This festival provides a forum for interested students as well as new talents to exhibit their musical skills.

Educational trip

Students of class V were taken to Birla planetarium for an educational trip on 31.1.2020 and visited the science exhibition organised by Periyar Institute of science and Technology-Chennai. They also visited the planetarium and viewed a 3D show based on ‘fun with science’ , Solomon heart museum, Science in sphere- about pollution, various models of nuclear power reactors , fun mirror room and learnt a lot through working models

Blood Donation Camp

1(TN)Bty NCC Cadets of Chinmaya Vidyalaya Annanagar in association with the Lions Club of Chennai Coast line organised a Blood Donation Camp on 01.02.2020 (Saturday) between 8.30 a.m. and 12.30 p.m. More than 68 units of Blood have been collected. Parents, Public, Alumni, teaching staff and service staff actively took part in this noble cause.

Kindergarten sports day

Children at the Kindergarten Chinmaya Vidyalaya Annanagar celebrated sports day with great enthusiasm on Saturday the 1st February 2020, at the school ground. The Chief Guest for the day was Mrs Deepa Nambiar- Program Manager, facilitator, My Persona, Member- Board of Management, Chinmaya Vidyalayas, Chennai.

Kindergarten prize day

The kindergarten prize day for the academic year 2019-20 was held on 7th January 2020 in the school Auditorium. The chief guest for the program was Mrs. Harsha Muralidhar. The program began with a prayer song followed by a mesmerizing cultural show which included fancy dress parade and a dance performance. Soon after, the chief guest gave an inspiring speech.

Pongal Celebration

The Pongal festival celebration in our school is a true manifestation of our rich culture and tradition. Our school Kindergarten children & teachers also celebrated Pongal in a great manner with the children singing folk songs and dance.

Tapovan Jayanthi

Tapovan Jayanthi was celebrated on 7th December 2019, which provided an insight into the life of Swami Tapovan Maharaj. Tapovan Shatkam, chapter I of Bagawad gita was chanted. Students of class VI-VIII rendered melodious Bhajans in the praise of the Guru Parampara, the lineage of the gurus.

Chinmayam - 2019

Chinmayam - an annual inter-Chinmaya cultural fest was successfully hosted by Chinmaya Vidyalaya Annanagar. It was held on December 3rd and 4th for classes IX to XII. Miss Chinmayam 2019 title was bagged by Varshini of Chinmaya Vidyalaya Virugambakkam Overall trophy IX & X was bagged by Chinmaya Vidyalaya Taylor’s Raod. Overall trophy XI & XII was bagged by Chinmaya Vidyalaya Annanagar. The valedictory was presided over by our Chief guest - Smt. Gopika Varma who is a renowned dancer and Guest of honour- Shri Sathiya moorthy, the director of the Chinmaya Vidyalayas in Chennai.

Bharathiyar Dinam

137th Bharathiyar Dinam was celebrated in our school on 11.12.2019.

WORKSHOP- AWARENESS OF LIFE SAVING AND MLT

Students of class XII attended the AWARENESS OF LIFE SAVING AND MLT workshop conducted by MMM COLLEGE OF HEALTH SCIENCES on 29th November 2019.

Amaaya 2019

Amaaya 2019, the CCA days for classes XI-XII was held on November 14 and 15 in which students from all four houses- Alakananda , Bagirathi, Cauvery and Ganga competed against each other in various events like channel surfing , Shipwreck, Fusion Dance, Fashion Designing , Field X O, Band , Movie Review , Lawyer up etc.

EDU DAYS EVENT

Mrs. Renuka Krishna kumar and Mrs.T.Hemamalini teachers from Computer Science department- Microsoft Innovative Educator Experts, participated in EDU DAYS EVENT, conducted by Microsoft Organization in Gurgaon 19th & 20th Nov. 2019 for their contribution to the domain of education using Microsoft O365 tools.

Children’s day celebration

Children’s day celebrations focus on children and their enjoyment. On 14th November teachers of our Vidyalaya gave various performances for the students in order to express their love and care for them.

Vigilance Awareness week

On account of Vigilance Awareness week, Mrs.Renuka Krishna kumar and Mrs.T.Hemamalini from Computer Science department conducted a Quiz for CBSE officials on 1st of November, 2019. Topics covered were themes, abbreviations, and to identify different scams and the person responsible for it. All participants showed great enthusiasm and were a great learning experience for the participants and for the spectators.
GST & Central Excise, Chennai Outer conducted a debate and essay writing contest on 30th October in which the students of our school took part. For the debate, students had to speak either for or against the given topic. The essay writing topic was provided on the spot. Our school debate team ( Nishitha BS and Shreya G Sekar) secured the 2nd position in the team category. Nishitha BS also won the 1st place in the individual category. They were also invited to deliver a speech at the GST Office for the valedictory.

30th Annual day Celebration

The 30th Annual day of our Vidyalaya on 24th October 2019, was dedicated to all women and aptly titled ‘Sthree Shakthi’. The Chief Guest on the occasion, Shri Sujith Kumar (from Infosys Ltd) and the Guest of Honour Smt Priya Ramesh (Co-Founder of Orenda)

Educational trip to Sidhabari and Delhi

The Students of Std X were taken on an educational trip to sidhabari and Delhi for a week from 13th October to 20th October 2019.

Navarathri – KG Block

The Kindergarten Children of Chinmaya Vidyalaya, Annanagar celebrated Navarathri by keeping Golu. Dolls were arranged according to the tradition and religious faith. Children participated in the celebration with a lot of enthusiasm. It brought great fun and joy among them.

Birth anniversary celebration of Dr. A P J Abdul Kalam

Onam celebration was held on 10th September 2019 in our Vidyalaya amidst great cheer and cultural extravaganza. A traditional dance of Kerala was performed by the students of class IX. Onam festivity also included various competitions to mark the significance of the celebration

MATHRU POOJA CELEBRATION

The biggest worship is to serve our mothers and our children were blessed to get this chance in our Vidyalaya on 12th October 2019 by doing Mathru Pooja

AREA YAGNA

The biggest worship is to serve our mothers and our children were blessed to get this chance in our Vidyalaya on 12th October 2019 by doing Mathru Pooja

Onam Celebration

Onam celebration was held on 10th September 2019 in our Vidyalaya amidst great cheer and cultural extravaganza. A traditional dance of Kerala was performed by the students of class IX. Onam festivity also included various competitions to mark the significance of the celebration

Teachers’ day Celebration

Gokulashtami celebration

Gokulashtami was celebrated in our school on 22nd August 2019 .Mr. Kannan, HOD of Sanskrit department recited the Krishna Namavali. Krishnashtakam was chanted by students of class 6 and a Bhajan was sung in the praise of Lord Guruvayur by students of class 5. A beautiful dance was showcased by students of class 1 and 2. The children were given a wide exposure on the different facets of the Indian Culture, thereby increasing their cultural awareness.

National sports day

National sports day was celebrated on 29.08.2019. Mr Santhosh Gopi (Ranji Trophy player – Cricket) was the chief guest for the program. His speech motivated all the students to take part in sports too which will improve the concentration which in turn helps academics. He also gave away the sports prizes conducted for Std IV & V on the eve of sports day.

Vinayaka Chathurthi Celebration – KG BLOCK

The tiny tots celebrated Vinayaka Chathurthi with devotion and enthusiasm starting from Ganesha visiting the children on a bicycle. The high lights of the program were villupattu ,Bhajans by LKG and UKG children, action song, a skit about the story of ‘Ganesha and the moon’ followed by a Bharatnatyam dance and Dhandiya dance on Ganesha Pancharatnam. Dance by Parent’s added colours to the festival.The procession and the chant of Ganapathy Bappa Moriya reverberated the school.

Vinayaka Chathurthi Celebration

Vinayaka Chathurthi was celebrated in our Vidyalaya with much pomp and gaiety on 31.8.19. On account of Vinayaka Chathurthi celebration the following activities were conducted as CCA activities. Std I & II Making Ganesha with pulses collage, Std III to V –Making Ganesha with Peepal leaves, Std VI to VIII – Pallak making

Independence Day

73rd Independence Day was celebrated in our school premises with our correspondent Sri R Surya Kumar as Chief Guest. Independence Day was also celebrated in the KG block on the previous day. Children took part enthusiastically in all programs starting from the March past, speech, song and dance etc.

Guru Aaradhana day

Guru Aaradhana day was observed on 3rd August 2019 in our Vidyalaya to remember the day on which our Pujya Guru dev Swami Chinmayananada left his mortal frame to merge with the cosmos

⦁ 30th Annual Sports Meet

Chinmaya Vidyalaya Annanagar celebrated the 30th Annual sports meet on 29.07.2019 at SDAT Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium. The Chief Guest for the Opening Ceremony was Major General Dr. A V K Mohan. Chief Guest for the closing ceremony was Shri Sathish kumar satagopan. He addressed the gathering mentioning the importance of the sports and then distributed the prizes to the students. This year the overall trophy was won by the Ganga house and Bhagirathi house bagged the overall trophy for the March past.

⦁ Awareness programme for conservation of forest

Teachers and students observed Vanmahotsav on 15th July.. CCA activities related to Vanmahotsav were also conducted for all classes. We need to join hands to make a better tomorrow. Plant trees and get oxygen free.

⦁ Kargil Vijay Diwas

Kargil Vijay Diwas was observed in our Vidyalaya on 25.07.2019. Subadhur Major R Vivekanandhan was the chief guest whose inspiring speech kindled patriotic fervor among the students of classes IX to XII. As the program was organized by the NCC of our school, they also got an opportunity to share their views in the presence of Subadhur and were also felicitated by the guest who awarded them with certificates for their achievement in the NCC camps.

⦁ An awareness programme – World population day

On the 15th of July 2019 an awareness programme was done by the Commerce students of Class XI. They enacted a skit during the assembly. The skit highlighted the following: - Water scarcity in the city due to over population, differences between the planned and un planned families in terms of having basic amenities, struggle in inculcating the values and discipline in a family and a society when it is over populated, intervention of great leaders to find out the solution to control population explosion

⦁ Karma veerar Kamarajar’s 117th birthday celebration

Karma veerar Kamarajar’s 117th birthday was celebrated in our school on July 15th 2019. Students from STD I and II performed a song about Kamarajar, which was written by Tamil department teachers. The students of STD III, IV and V presented a skit which portrayed the simplicity of Kamarajar. Students from classes VI, VII and VIII enacted a scene depicting the decision making capacity of the great leader Kamarajar. VIII STD students recited a poem about Kamarajar.

⦁ Guru Poornima Celebration

Guru Poornima was celebrated on 16th July 2019 in our school auditorium. Students III, IV, chanted Guru stotram which was followed by pooja. Students sang “GURU VENDUM” song which signified the importance of GURU. Children performed dance for Guru Ashtakam written by Adi Shankaracharya which tells about the necessity of Gurus and attaching our mind to the lotus feet of the Guru

⦁ Pujya Guruji H H Swami Tejomayanandaji’s birthday celebration in our Vidyalaya.

Pujya Guruji H H Swami Tejomayanandaji’s birthday was celebrated in the Vidyalaya. The celebration commenced with the invocation song. Then power point presentation about Pujya Guruji was presented which highlighted , the various projects initiated by him as the Head of Chinmaya mission worldwide and the books authored by Guruji on Vedanta etc.. Ayush suktam was chanted for Guruji’s health and longevity. The staff and the students sang the Birthday song ‘Janmadinamidam’. One of Guruji’s compostions was sung by the school choir and a graceful dance was performed on stage for the melodious rendition. On this joyous occasion, students of all classes whole-heartedly donated edible items which were handed over to Annashethram- Tamaraipakkam. The sixth batch of students who have completed the seva project were awarded certificates to appreciate their commendable service to the society. On the same day Kala vaibhav and Pustaq utsav were inaugurated. During the CCA period children of various classes made colourful greetings expressing their love and affection to our Guruji.

Ganapathy Homam

An auspicious beginning of the academic year 2019-20 started on a sacred note with an array of poojas held in our school auditorium on 5.6.2019.Correspondent Shri. R Suryakumar , Smt. R Suryakumar , Principal , Teachers , Non teaching staff and students of Std X and XII were present on this auspicious occasion

Pujya Gurudev’s 103rd Jayanthi

Pujya Gurudev’s 103rd Jayanthi was celebrated on 08.05.2019 in our school premises with much devotion and joy. The celebration began with a Guru padhuka pooja led by our Sanskrit teacher Mr. Kannan. The devotees present for this occasion include all Chinmaya staff , few parents and students . The Celebration concluded with an offering of Aarti. On the auspicious day we all bowed down with cheerful minds and prayed that his sweet and inspiring remembrance remains ever in our heart. It is our bound duty to spread His vision to the society. Unto him our best.

World International Yoga day

It was observed in our Vidyalaya on 21.6.2019. Chief Guest for the event was our alumnus Mrs Rohini Manohar founder of Chennai Yoga Studio and the Guest of Honour was Mr Rakesh kumar commending officer Col.Bty NCC.

Investiture and CCA Inauguration

Annual Alumni meet

The Annual Alumni meet of CVA was held on 24th February 2019(Sunday) in the school auditorium. Alumni from all batches (beginning from 1998) attended the meeting. Anirudh Ragunath an active member of the Alumni Association briefed the audience on the various measures taken to reach out to fellow students. Every alumnus felt that such meetings were platforms to meet, interact and keep in touch. They also exposed their views on how the school had moulded them to become better citizens because of the spiritual and cultural exposure given to them at school.

Maha Shivarathri

Maha Shivarathri Pooja was held in Chinmaya Vidyalaya, Annanagar on 4.3.2019, Monday. The significance of the day was explained by Ms. Gayathri (Dept of Tamil). The Pooja was performed on stage and Mr. Kannan (Dept of Sanskrit) chanted the 108 names of lord Shiva. This was followed by Bhajans by the school Choir. The pooja ended with devotees offering flowers to lord Shiva and prasadam was distributed to all.The pooja was attended by a large number of parents and students.

Science day

Science day was observed on 28th February 2019 with a motive to kindle scientific temper in students. Science exhibition was inaugurated by our correspondent , Shri R Surya Kumar. Students from K.G to Std IX participated in the project with great enthusiasm Models of Satellites, Aryabhatta , INSAT 1A, Rohini RS1 were exhibited by students of Std I and II Students from Classes III – V performed simple experiments in Biology, Physics and Chemistry and explained the basic concepts with lot of enthusiasm. Students of Std VI explained the mechanism of working of Teslacar, Solar powered car & communication. Bio gas plants, Hydel power plant , hydroponics, vertical farming were just to mention a few projects exhibited by students of class VII and VIII. Madam Principal talked on the significance of the day, explained the basic concept of Raman Effect, scattering of light. She also had an interactive discussion with the students regarding the types of fighter aircrafts used by our Indian Air force recently. Parents, students and students visited the exhibition and encouraged the participants.

Kindergarten Graduation day

Chinmaya Vidyalaya , Annanagar celebrated its 29th Kindergarten Graduation day on March 21st 2019 at the school Decennial Auditorium. The chief guest for the day was Mrs. Asha Nathan, Principal of Chennai Public School, Annanagar.

Vilakku pooja

Light and brightness is associated with Villakku or lamp. The lamp leads us from darkness to-wards light. It burns only to give a message of peace and light to human kind. The Vilakku pooja of CVA was held on 26th march 2019. The auditorium was beautifully adorned with kolam and the spectacular shimmering lamps were decorated with flowers,smeared turmeric and kumkum. The lamp was decorated as Goddess Lakshmi. The deity was a great sight for many who witnessed the pooja. The teachers religiously performed the Villakku pooja. Eventually it ended with bhajans . Prasadam was also distributed to the teachers and students.

Republic Day

Republic day was celebrated with pride and patriotism at Chinmaya Vidyalaya Annanagar on 26th January 2019. Our correspondent Sri. R Surya kumar unfurled the national flag. This was followed by our flag song in Tamil. A grand parade was showcased by the four different houses, NCC, Scouts and guides. The correspondent was the chief guest and he addressed the gathering. He emphasized the need for discipline and moral values in life. Sports day prizes were distributed for the classes I, II and III. Social science department put up a grand Program on the life of national leaders and their freedom movement. Other cultural items included patriotic songs and speeches. The function ended with our national anthem. The students and teachers enjoyed the Republic day with great enthusiasm.

29th Kindergarten sports meet

The 29th Kindergarten sports meet was held on Saturday, the 2nd February 2019. The Chief guest Smt. Radhika Kannan (Primary Incharge, Chinmaya Vidyalaya, Taylors Road), declared the sports meet open by releasing the balloons, which soared up in the sky signifying the heights achieved by the children, the chief guest insisted the Parents to give importance for Physical activities instead of playing with gadgets. Children did mass drill with smileys and highlighted our school motto. The games conducted for the Children were based on eco-friendly such as “Say No to Plastic”- Go Green and “ Say No to Junk food”- enable them to learn valuable lessons. Chief guest handed over the prizes to the winners and parents.

Kindergarten Prize day

Kindergarten Prize day was held on January 4th 2019. Ms. Ashritha Keshav, a child Psychologist and known dancer was the Chief guest. Activity based learning is part and parcel of Kindergarten and an important mile stone in the developmental stages of children. True to it the KG department of CVA conducted number of Competitions to sharpen the children intellectual and social development.

Blood donation camp

NCC cadets of Chinmaya Vidyalaya Annanagar and Lion’s Club of Chennai organized a blood donation camp on Saturday( 02.02.2019) between 8.30am and 12.30pm. More than 65 units of blood were collected. Tamil Nadu Bty NCC commanding officer Lt Col Rakesh kumar was present on the occasion.

LIFE SKILL – UTHANDI STD VII

The students of class VII were taken to Chinmaya Tarangini (Uthandi) for life skill progam- ‘History or His story’ On 12th January 2019. Miss Radha, the CHYK member welcomed the students. They attended a 3 hour session, in which they learnt the significance of learning history. They were made to understand that history is not a mere subject that is learnt in class but a life lesson, where we learn values and how to imbibe values in our lives. An anecdote from the life of Chhatrapati Shivaji was explained to highlight his wisdom and bravery. The most celebrated war-tactic of Shivaji was explained. Based on this, a few activities like tug of war, fort building with cups were conducted. A few memory games were also conducted to develop student’s alertness. Students were amazed by the beauty of Matsya Narayana temple and its surroundings. On the whole the session was very informative and a memorable one for the students.

LIFE SKILL - STD VIII TO TAMARAIPAKKAM

Life skill Program was arranged in Tamaraipakkam on 12 January 2019. The students of class VIII attended the program. The highlight of the session was foreseeing the future, learning from ones mistake, understanding a problem and finding a permanent solution to it. A few games were organised. These games made the students understand how to strategize, concentrate and execute a plan in order to succeed, be it a game or a job. The resource person from Chinmaya mission spoke to the students about the Mauriyan period in Indian history. They emphasised on the tactics used by Chanakya inorder to protect and unify the country. The students enjoyed the session and learnt various life skills that are required for successful living.

Session on Awareness and Prevention of Child Abuse

A session on Awareness and Prevention of Child Abuse was organised by CBSE . Members of Mukta Foundation a non- government organisation under the guidance of Dr. Sangeeta Mahesh addressed the students of classes VI , VII and VIII on 3rd January 2019.The team spoke to the students about how to differentiate between bad touch and good touch. The students were made aware of various ways in which abusers lure children. They were advised to be cautious while interacting even with relatives and acquaintances and not to take their inappropriate closeness for granted. The students were asked to be alert while using the social media. This session has been an eye-opener for ignorant students, to be cautious about lurking dangers in this society.

Pongal celebration

Pongal celebration was held in our Vidyalaya on 11.1.2019 . All the staff of the Vidyalaya came in Traditional attire . KG Parents very actively and enthusiastically danced for folk song. Few children from Primary delivered the speech which gave the importance of Pongal celebration. KG Children enjoyed the day with various activities like fun race, folk songs, dances etc, which signified the importance of Pongal.

field trip to Farmguru

The field trip to Farmguru near karanodai was organized for class 7 students as a part of pongal celebration, so as to have an experience in the field and to understand the importance of farming and care of soil. Students from all the sections reached Farmguru about 28 km from Chennai on the banks of river kosasthalaiyar at 9 am. The People at Farmguru addressed the students and given an introduction about the day’s activities. Hands on experience in Farming ploughing, sowing, threshing, pounding, harvesting were given to all students. Apart from that children enjoyed bullock cart ride and tractor ride and it was a new experience

Hanuman Jayanthi

Hanuman Jayanthi was celebrated on 7th January 2019. The students of classes III ,IV and V gathered in the auditorium for the celebration. Two students of class V spoke about the virtues of Lord Hanuman and the significance of offering butter to the Lord respectively. Hanuman Ashtotharanamavali was chanted. Puja and Aarti were performed seeking the blessings of Lord Hanuman. The school choir sang bajans and chanted Hanuman chalisa. The Balavihar teacher Ms. Saloni Sharma briefed the qualities of Hanuman through stories. This occasion helped the students aware of the importance of acquiring qualities of lord Hanuman such as humility and dedication.

UNESCO trip

Students from XI th and XII th visited Hampi, a UNESCO world Heritage site in Karnataka in the last week of November. This trip gave them a well deserved break and rejuvenated them to face the forthcoming exams with fresh zeal and vigour.

Project exhibition

The Annual kindergarten project exhibition was held on November 27th, 2018. It was a grand show with more than 300 children exhibiting their creativity and talent. The chief guest for the exhibition was Mrs. Deepa founder of Kinder nest

BHARATHIYAR 136TH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION AT CHINMAYA VIDYALAYA

Seminar on Accountancy , Economics and B.Studies

A seminar on Accountancy , Economics and B.Studies was organised by CCMT Education cell, from 3rd-7th December 2018 at CIRS. 66 teachers from 27 Vidyalayas ,4 Colleges and 5 Vision Schools attended the seminar.

Ganesh Chathurthi celebration

Ganesh Chathurthi celebration was held in our school on Wednesday 12th September 2018.

Teacher’s Day

True teachers are those who help us think for ourselves-Dr. Radhakrishnan.’ Chinmaya Vidyalaya Annanagar celebrated Teacher’s Day with zeal and gusto on 5th September 2018.

Gokulashtami

Gokulashtami was celebrated on 3.9.2018 in the school auditorium.

29th Annual Day Celebration

29th Annual Day Celebration of our school was held on 26.10.18. The Chief Guest for the Program was Dr. J. Radha Krishnan, IAS (Principal Secretary, Health & FW Dept.) and the Guest Of Honour was Dr. S. Guna Sekaran, Ph.D., DSC (TANSA Awardee, Dean, Research & Development, St.Peter’s Institute of Hr. Education Research & Founder President, Indian Spectro Physics Association). Students received the Endowment prizes for various categories as well as the Best Students award from each class for the year 2017-2018. The Theme for the Cultural Show was “RTUSAMHARA” (SEASONS). The Show was mind blowing and kept the audience stand still.

Children's Day - 2018

‘There is no garden as beautiful as childhood. Every child is a different flower, together they make a beautiful garden.'
Children's Day was celebrated in CVA with a lot of enthusiasm this year. There was a reversal of roles, as the teachers conducted the morning assembly instead of the students. Teachers had also planned a short cultural program to entertain their dear students. There were two colourful group dances, melodious group songs and delightful solo performances. Fun-filled activities too were conducted in which children participated wholeheartedly. The campus was abuzz with excitement and joy. The whole school was a riot of colours as children came in their finest clothing. It was a memorable day for everyone.

Rariora-2018

Bio Students of Std XII has been taken to Bio technology Dept of S.R.M University on 31.08.2018 for the program Rariora-2018. The theme for the event was ‘God Cells’ (Stem cells). 

Independence day

Independence day celebrations was held in our school premises on August 15th 2018. The events were presided over by the Chief Guest Dr. S Pandian (Additional commissioner of Income Tax).

Sports day

The sports day was conducted on 27th August 2018 at the SDAT Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium. Chief guest, Shri. M Janakiraman, Superintendent of customs, (Central Excise & GST). The closing ceremony was graced by the presence of Shri. S. NAVANEETHA KRISHNA PANDIAN, Superintendent of customs, (Central Excise & Service Tax). Students, Parents and teachers actively took part in the events and won prizes.

Guru Aradhana day

The students of the Vidyalaya & staff observed the 25th Guru Aradhana day by recalling the greatness of Gurudev and by offering our gratitude to our great teacher. The day began with the paduka puja performed by the students of classes XI & XII. H H Swami Tejomayananda’s peace message was read out in the assembly and the 18th chapter of the Bhagawat gita was chanted by the students. H H Swami Mitrananda presided over the various activities performed on stage in connection with the Guru Aradhana day.

World Population Day

Earth is the only known planet to live, let it be spacious” World Population Day was observed on 31st July in our school, as an initiative to create awareness on the burning issue of over population. A skit was presented by the students of Class XI- C in which the problems faced by the society due to overpopulation and their possible solutions were depicted.

Guru Purnima day

Guru Purnima day was celebrated at our Vidyalaya on 27.7.2018 to remember the great Guru Veda Vyasa. The programme started with a prayer song, our Sanskrit teacher chanted Vyasa ashtothram, children chanted Guru stotram and Kruthagnatha written by our Guruji. Students from std III, IV and V presented a skit on the life history of vyasa. Special CCA activities like Elocution and essay writing were done for the primary classes on the topic “Parents as your Guru”. Middle school students did a collage on the topic “Guru Parampara”.

Environmental

Environmental protection by seva students The students of class VIII as a part of their seva project, took part in a rally on 5th July 2018 to save water. Various activities were conducted in connection with Vanmahotsav week which was observed from 1st July to 5th July. The students became aware of the importance of protecting and preserving the environment for a better living and create a better society. The students of class VII & VIII planted saplings in the school campus and also distributed saplings in the neighbourhood.

kabaddi

Indian kabaddi Team Captain & Tamil Thalaivas captain (Pro-kabadi) Mr. Ajay Thakur visited our school on 10.7.2018. Children were very much thrilled to see the cool & humble captain who has fetched 4 gold medals for India. He interacted with the students and taught few techniques & tactics for the junior boys and girls team. Children came to know about a star player and his excellence. They also came to know about the game “Kabaddi” and its importance through out the country. Children are highly motivated to participate in the higher level of tournaments.

Siddhabari

Siddhabari - It was a trip to be cherished for a life time. Teachers from all over the Chinmaya Vidyalaya were part of the program.

World International Yoga day

World International Yoga day was observed in our Vidyalaya on 21.6.2018 at 6.30 a.m. Chief guest for the event was Shri M Narendra Founder Shiva Yoga Kendra . He emphasised on doing yoga to maintain the healthy body & mind. Yoga Teacher Demonstrated the steps in doing the yoga and the NCC cadets followed the same. 300 cadets have taken part in the above mentioned event. Cadets from Chinmaya Vidyalaya, Anna Nagar, DAV school Mogappair, Government higher secondary school Villivakkam, Sethubaskara higher secondary school Ambattur and Vel tech Engineering College Avadi were the participants on this great event. The entire team performing yoga in the early morning was cynosure to the audience and was very effective. Students also promised to do the yoga regularly after the yoga day.

Investiture Ceremony

The Investiture Ceremony of the student Council members was held on 21st June 2018 at the school auditorium. The Chief Guest for the function was Shri. R. Suryakumar, Hon.Correspondent, Chinmaya Vidyalaya, Anna Nagar.

Microsoft Innovative

Our teachers Mrs. Latha.T, Mrs. Devi Senthilkumar, Mrs. Renuka Krishnakumar and Mrs. T. Hemamalini attended ‘Microsoft Innovative Education Experts’ (MIEE) Meet in Chennai on March 26th 2018 (Monday) at Mahindra World School, Chengalpet conducted by Microsoft. This meet was offered to all MIE experts in Chennai and the objective was to provide an opportunity to develop professional skills using cutting edge techniques, innovation practices and collaboration in education by MIE Master Trainers and these teachers are excited to be a part of their journey in creating an environment of innovation in education using technology.

Netritva-VII

Workshop on Quality Vidyalaya leadership “Netritva-VII” was held in the month of May from 10th to 15th 2018 at the Chinmaya Gardens, Coimbatore. Mrs. Usha Joseph and Mrs. S.K. Prameela attended the same. The faculty for the program was Dr. A Senthil Kumaran and Mr. R. Subramanian.

NCC camp

NCC camp for the year 2018 – 19 was held in Satyabama College. The camp was held from 21st to 30th of May. Children from all over Tamil Nadu came to attend this Combined Annual Training Camp.

Ganapathy homam

Havan is one of the most important rules laid down in the vedic scriptures for householders and is a part of the external sanatana Dharma. Ganapathy homam, Hayagreeva homam and Dhanvantri homam were conducted on our school campus on 27.4.2018 to ensure health, long life and spiritual well being of everyone. Havan purified the entire atmosphere and left a divine impression in everyone’s heart. Holy verses chanted during the havan, relaxed everyone’s mind and brought them closer to god. It was a nice opportunity for the teachers to come together on one family and perform the pooja.

Junior Balavihar camp

Junior Balavihar camp was conducted from 15.4.2018 to 18.4.2018 in chinmaya garden, Coimbatore.

Annual Lunch

Service to mankind is service to lord. Serving the same institute for a longer period is a very remarkable achievement. We congratulate and appreciate Mr. Kannan , Sanskrit teacher for completing 25 years of service in the Educational field. He was honoured in the annual lunch get together of Chinmaya Vidyalayas at Chinmaya Vidyalaya Taylor’s road on 20.04.18. He has received cash award from Prof. S P Thiyagarajan -Chairman Chinmaya Vidyalayas . The other teachers who have received momento for completing 10 years of service were Mrs. Uma devi, Mrs. Devi, Mrs. Mallika, Mrs. Usha R, Mrs. Lavanya , Mrs. Sasikala and Mrs. Pameela

Chinmaya Jayanti

Chinmaya Jayanti was celebrated at Chinmaya vidyalaya Annanagar on 08.05.2018. Sanskrit Teacher Mr. Kannan & Mr. G P Ravi chanted Guru Stotram , Guru Ashtothra Namavali, Guru Paduka stotram . Few Bhajans on Gurudev was rendered by all the teachers assembled for pooja. The entire atmosphere was so serene and filled with spiritual divinity. Let us all invoke the Gurudev’s blessing.

Annual Hari Seva camp

CCMT EC organised the VI Annual Hari Seva camp at Chinmaya Gardens, Coimbatore from 24th April to 28th April 2018 in which 144 students from 15 CVS and vision schools learnt the art of contributing to the society selflessly.

Republic Day - Feb 2018

On 26.01.2018 Republic Day was celebrated in a grand manner in the school premises. Our Correspondent Shri. R. Suryakumar was the Chief Guest. The National flag was hoisted followed by the march past. NCC cadets, RSP, Scouts and Guides and different houses of the school participated in the march past. The Cultural program showcased by the social department projected the Social evils like child labour and deforestation. They also focussed on the importance of farming and compulsory education till the age of 14. The Tamil skit detailed about the importance of the day and also briefed about the 14 presidents of the Republic India.

English day - Feb 2018

English day was held on 30th January 2018 in our school auditorium. It was a mega event where students from all classes had taken part. With cute little toddlers performing a masquerade, to an innovative flocabulary and the gripping role of Macbeth, which kept the audience craving for more. We re -lived the Shakespeare Era for a short time. We could feel the rage and the desire of revenge of mark antony from Julius Caesar which was followed by a humorous spoof that made us all laughing. Overall literati 2018 was a grand success and had the audience mesmerised. We look forward to many such events.

Annual day Celebration - Jan 2018

28th Annual day Celebration at Chinmaya Vidyalaya Annanagar on 12.01.2018. Chief Guest: Dr. E. Ilamathiyan (Director, Amity Global Business School, Chennai-86.). 

Chinmayavil Thiruvaiyaaru - Jan 2018

Chinmayavil Thiruvaiyaaru” was held on 19.1.2018 in our music room. All music students along with the music teacher sang pancharathna keerthanas followed by thiyagarajar krithis. One of our students played violin on Thiyagarajar keerthanai.Whole school was vibrant with the musical concert.

kindergarten Prize day - Jan 2018

The Annual kindergarten Prize day for the year 2017-18 was held on 23rd January 2018. The chief guest for the event was Mrs. Abirami Goel (Parent and former student of Chinmaya Vidyalaya, Taylor's road). 

scouts camp - Jan 2018

The Annual scouts camp for the year 2017-18 was held at Avadi from 18.1.2018 to 22.1.2018. 13 students and the scout master Dr. N Srinivasan attended the camp. It helped the scout cadets to learn about different life skills like First aid, Tent pitching, to make the gadgets, and patrol making. Our school bagged 3rd position in craft competitions. The camp was concluded with camp fire and all campers enjoyed the camp with zeal.

Ganasangamam - Jan 2018

Ganasangamam 2018 was held on 5.1.2018 at Sindhi Model school - Kellys. 140 students from 18 schools participated in this event. Smt. Vasundhra Rajagopal (Eminent Carnatic musician) was the chief guest for the program and kalaimamani Smt. Girija Ramaswamy (T.N government Music college) was called as guest of honour. All school Principals graced the occasion. 10 National Integration songs were sung. Songs were in different languages like Sanskrit, Tamil, Bengali, Malayalam and two songs in telugu and two songs in Hindi, Thillana and abangs . All music teachers of different schools contributed lot for grand success of this program. Teachers and students have received the certificates.

Mathematics day - Jan 2018

The mathematics day was celebrated on 5.1.18. the program began briefing the students on the significance of National mathematics day which falls on the 22nd of December the birthday of the renowned Indian Mathematician shri. Srinivasa Ramanujam. 

S. Vismitha

S. Vismitha of class XI participated in the 3rd Mastermind open FIDE rated chess tournament held from 27th December 2017 to 30th December 2017. Around 300 participants from all over the world took part in this event. she won the 3rd prize in the Under-18 girls category. We congratulate S. Vismitha for her remarkable achievement.

kinder Garten Project Day

The project day of the kinder garten was held on 21st December 2017. Mrs. Sugandhi Raja (Smile Montessori) was the special guest for the occasion. The topics for the project were colours for LKG and God and Goddesses for UKG. Children participated with great enthusiasm and displayed their skills very effectively. Activities performed by the children were light & sound show, puppet show, dances, skits, magic show, songs & bhajans. Congratulations to all the Kinder garten teachers and the students.

Hanuman Jayanthi

Hanuman Jayanthi was celebrated on 18th December 2017 in chinmaya vidyalaya Annanagar. The importance of Hanuman Bhakthi was explained to the children. A puppet show on sundara kaandam was performed by an LKG child under the guidance of the teacher. Children chanted hanuman chalisa and a few Bhajans. “Sri Rama Ramethi” was chanted by the children & teachers. Finally an activity was done by UKG children -they wrote Sri Rama Jayam on a small piece of paper and the paper was threaded as a garland and offered to Hanuman.

Medical Camp

Medical camp for the students of class LKG to XII for Dental check up , eye check up and General check up respectively. The camp was held between 16.11.2017 to 19.11.2017. The teachers and the parents felt that the camp was very beneficial for them and were thankful to the management. Students also came to know about the general health and hygiene.

Guru Aradhana

Children's Day

To express their love and affection to the children, teachers have entertained them with a variety programmes like singing motivational songs dance and games. Children were very happy to see their teachers performing on the stage. As per the quote “They inspire you, they entertain you, and you end up learning a ton even when you don’t know it”. Our teachers have done their wonderful job to prove it.

Karthigai Deepam

Medical camp

Medical camp for the students of class LKG to XII for Dental check up , eye check up and General check up respectively. The camp was held between 16.11.2017 to 19.11.2017. The teachers and the parents felt that the camp was very beneficial for them and were thankful to the management. Students also came to know about the general health and hygiene.

Bharathiyar's Birthday Celebration

Subramaniya Bharathiyar’s 135th birthday was observed in our vidyalaya on 11.12.2017. Students from primary and high school gave speech about Bharathiyar. Teachers form Tamil Department and few students sang the Bharathiyar’s song. The way in which the teachers spoke about Bharathiyar and his contribution towards India’s freedom motivated all the students. The entire show has created love and flair for Tamil language among the students. They were also inspired and decided to refer bharathiyar songs and to know his love towards our mother India.

Guruji's Birthday

Guru Poornima

West Cluster Award Ceremony

Mathru Pooja

Mathru pooja was celebrated on 7.10.2017. The principal spoke a few words highlighting the importance of the day. It is a celebration honouring the mothers of the family as well as the motherhood.The students of CVA were assembled in large numbers along with their mothers to perform the pooja.The stage was decorated in a grand manner (all deities were decorated, taking kuthuvilakku as a base by the teachers). pooja was performed by our Sanskrit teachers Mr. S Kannan and Mr. G P Ravi. Prasadams was distributed to all the parents and students.

SEVA 2017

To attach ourselves to the DIVINE is to detach ourselves from the UNDIVINE. To walk into the LIGHT is to walk out of DARKNESS. May this bright day, the festival of lights lead us in the path of PROGRESS and CONTINUED SUCCESS. On account of Diwali Our Vidyalaya NCC Cadets/ Seva Students along with our NCC Master Mr.S.Kannan, NCC officials and our Principal Mrs.V.Gowrilakshmi visited the orphanage - Guild of Service Annanagar and donated crackers, clothes, sweets and also the cash amount of Rs.5800/- They also donated the same kind of materials and Rs.7500/- to “Avvai Home”- Home for aged. They visited the place along with our Computer teacher Mrs. T Hemamalini. The inmates of orphanage and the Home for aged, enjoyed the presence of our students, their concern, love and affection.

NCC Camp

NCC camp(2017-18) was held at Sairam engineering college from 28th July to 6th August. 15 schools and 5 colleges have taken part. Our school cadets have won prizes in firing and sports events.

Swach Bharat Abhiyan

Swachh Bharat Abhiyan was observed in our school in association with BPCL to instill in students the sense of responsibility to keep our surroundings clean and be more responsible citizens. Students of class 8 enthusiastically took part in collage making on the topic Swachh Bharat Abhiyan and the best collage were displayed on the notice board. Elocution competition was conducted on the topic ‘Keeping India clean is the duty of every Indian’. The winners of the competition were given Gift vouchers sponsored by BPCL. Mr.DevindarWalmiki-Member of the Indian hockey squad Rio Olympics gave away the prizes. Mr.TusharKhandker a National player who played the common wealth games Asia & Asian Cup hockey tournaments and the former coach of the Rio Olympics Team was also present on the occasion. He spoke on the significance of Swachh Bharat Abhiyan initiated by our Government.

Kalam Sandesh Vahini

As a tribute to Dr. A P J Abdul Kalam on his 2nd Remembrance day, House of Kalam and Chinmaya University have come together for setting up Kalam Sandesh Vahini - which exhibits lots of information about Dr. Kalam’s inspiring life, his vision and his scientific work. After the inauguration of Kalam’s memorial at Rameshwaram the Vahini was flagged off by our Hon. PM Shri. Narendra Modiji. Vahini will go around important places in India from Dr. Kalam’s life and conclude on October 15 at Rastrapathi Bhavan. As a continuation of its journey through Chennai, as a first step it visited our Vidyalaya on 22.08.17. The students of the school welcomed the Vahini through various activities including a parade, a rendition of the song “KALAM SALAM” and by performing a skit. Staying true to Dr. Kalam’s dream of innovation the students gave a unique robotic floral welcome to the KSV and also demonstrated the launching of the indigenous rocket.

Onam

Teacher's Day

Vinayaga Chaturthi

Before the celebration of Ganesh Chathurthi at home, Students understood the Significance , rituals and customs of Ganesh Chathurthi Celebration by participating in various activities like Palak making , Rangoli on Pillayar , clay modelling of Ganesha, kolukatai making etc. Pooja was also perfomed with chanting and bhajans the whole school was reverberated with the joy of celebration.

Vivarth

Vivarth – commerce fest was organised on 22.07.2017. To promote commerce related activities and indulge in competitions based on jobs available to commerce students after class XII. A variety of competitions including lawyer up, stock market, Presidential election, Treasure hunt, Start – up stratergy were held. A bazaar was set up by the students, selling various food items to promote entreprenurship. Students had a better understanding on career opportunities.

Genetic Workshop

Std XII Biology students visited the SRM Engineering college, Genetic department on 21.7.2017. They had an opportunity to isolate DNA from human blood samples. A very encouraging programme for students to get to learn beyond school knowledge. A wonderful exposure to spend time with the college students of SRM University who were doing their masters. Their experience and knowledge were an eye opener. Besides their experiment, they spent time in other profound labs of the university and got to know the wide availability of fields in research. ‘SIMULATION’, a favourite concept was shown using super computers.

Yoga

Paryatan Parv Heritage

To celebrate the spirit of tourism and to motivate people to participate in activities show casting the tourism of Incredible India. Government of India has launched the campaign ‘Paryatan Parv’. In view of the above our school has conducted various activities.

Hindi Divas

In our school Hindi divas was celebrated on 13th October 2017(Friday) Mr. Uday kumar Meghani. M.A (Journalism and mass communication) - Hindi Commentator in All India Radio was the Chief Guest for the programme. Various competitions were conducted for students of Std I to X and the prizes were distributed by the chief guest. Two different group songs on patriotism were sung by the students of std VIII. Beautiful Doha’s were recited by Shreyas Vishwanath of Std VII D. A skit was enacted by students of class IX Chief guest motivated the students through his inspiring speech. Congratulations to the entire Hindi department teachers and the students.

Independence Day

AT OUR VIDYALAYA CHIEF GUEST: SHRI. R.L. ARUN PRASAD I.R.S. Deputy Commissioner of GST The programme commenced with flag hoisting and was then followed by a spectacular March past by NCC Troop, Scouts and Guides, RSP and all the four houses of the school. Students received Cent percent attendance prizes. The skit performed by the students on the topic ‘VISION 2020’ was thought provoking and gripping for the audience.

World Population Day

World population day was observed on 20th July in our school by enacting a play on population control organised by the students of class XI –B. The main objective of the programme was to show the various problems faced by over populated countries. The play started off with the UN secretary formally introducing the delegates of India, China, Japan, and the USA. The delegates spoke in the same order. The representatives of each country spoke about the current scenario in their respective countries. As they gave their speeches, the skit team acted out daily life situations in a humorous way. The programme ended with the entire cast and crew assembling on stage for the credits. The young audience was enlightened about the various problems of population. They were educated about the over population. The objective of highlighting population problems faced by the world was hence fulfilled. It was indeed an enlightening enactment by the students of XI- B Our teachers Mrs. G Latha and Mrs. Subha Sathyan from commerce department also participated in this skit. All the audience were overwhelmed by their participation. Kudos to all the participants

Geeta Gyana Yagna and Swamini Workshop

Geeta Gyana Yagna

SwaminiSupriyanandaAmma( Acharya Chinmaya Mission, Hongkong) conducted GeetaGyanaYagna on Geeta Chapter 16 at our Vidyalaya from July 24th 2017 to July 28th 2017. The devotees felt the mind was tamed and tuned towards god.

Swamini Workshop

On 22nd July, a workshop was conducted by Swamini Amma Supriyanandaji on Sishu Vihar and an orientation program for Sevikas of Sishu Vihar. The program on Shishu Vihar started at 10:30am with a group of 15mothers and 15 kids at the age group of 1 ½ to 2 ½ years. Amma explained the parents that academics can be learnt easily, but faith devotion and culture should be inculcated among the kids at a very young age.

Educational Trip

Sports Day 2017-2018