As an extension activity and realizing the fact that the process of voting acts as a gateway to various forms of civic engagement, HariHara Vidyalaya Children presented, an entertaining awareness videos on Election in the following headings – “Sinthipeer Vakalipeer” & “Vakalippom Jananayagam Kaappom” in the form of drama and villu pattu, respectively. Both the concepts were scripted and acted by students. These pre-recorded videos were premiered in the Chinmaya Sarveshwara Youtube Channel on 31ST March & 2nd April. The following are the links of that programme:
Chinmaya HariHara Vidyalaya Teachers conducted Bhagavad Gita relay jnana yagna. The teachers are regularly attending weekly Bhagavad Gita satsang, facilated by our correspondent Smt.Priya Arunachalam. They expressed their gratitude & reverence to Param Pujya Gurudev and Guruparampara on the occasion of 105th Gurudev Jayanthi. The teachers shared their reflections on various themes based on Bhagavad Gita Chapters 9 in the Relay yagna.
The Yagna was recorded and premiered in Chinmaya Sarveshwara you tube channel on May 5th.
The link was shared with parents, students and other Chinmaya family members.
We celebrated Pujya Gurudev's 105th Jayanthi through online. Children of classes IX & X took part in this event. Paduka Pooja was conducted by Smt. Priya Arunachalam. Children sang Chinmaya Undhipara, Krithajata and Chinmaya Aarathi.
HariHara Vidyalaya Children dedicated beautiful pencil sketches depicting Gurudev’s life with Chinmaya Udhipara song, to express their gratitude and devotion, in a video format. This video was premiered in Chinmaya Sarveshwara youtube channel on May 8th.
Chinmaya Mission had organized Global online celebration of Param Pujya Gurudev’s Jayanthi. The students of HariHara Vidyalaya participated in this event. HariHara Vidyalaya Children chanted Kritajnata with great devotion. The recording was included in the Global online Celebration and was telecast in the Chinmaya Mission, you tube Channel on 21/5/2021.
It was a great opportunity for our children to offer their love and respect to our Gurudv. Our heartfelt thanks to CCMT.
Shri Ram Navami was celebrated with the chanting of Shri Rama nama 108 times, followed by melodious rendering of bhajans, keerthans and Hanuman Chalisa by students and Maha arati. The puja was telecast online via Google meet. Students of 9th and 10th participated virtually. Smt. Priya Arunachalam narrated a few incidents from Lord Rama’s life depicting the noble virtues He exemplified even during times of adversities. She advised the students to follow the path of truth and honesty. Celebrations filled the atmosphere with the spirit of devotion and love for Lord Rama
HariHara Vidyalaya celebrated a week long Hanuman Jayanthi utsav in a unique way. Hanuman ji is not only well known for his Ram Bhakthi but also for his virtues, courage, wisdom, diplomatic skills, scholarly knowledge, etc. To imbibe all his qualities, HariHara Vidyalaya prechyck students ventured a series of talks on life lessons. Sri Hanuman ji’s katha and its inner significance were presented in different format like storytelling, puppet show and ppt presentation.
The following are the topics of presentations and their respective links:
HariHara Vidyalaya teachers offered a devotional rendition of Hanuman Chalisa for the welfare of humanity and good health of all during this pandemic. This offering was recorded and premiered in Chinmaya Sarveshwara youtube channel.
Central Chinmaya Mission organized a global online event, ‘Sanjeevan Hanuman Returns’ – 108 times Hanuman Chalisa chanting program. A pre-recorded video of our vidyalaya students chanting Hanuman Chalisa with action was included in that program. We were delighted to be a part of global Chinmaya Program
Our devotion wasn’t hindered due to this pandemic. HariHara Vidyalaya in association with Chinmaya Sarveshwara celebrated Maha Shivaratri in a grand manner on 11th March 2021 with all measures of Covid protocols issued by the government. The devotees were provided with the safe environment to have a divine and peaceful darshan.
. Our students were involved in various activities of Sarveshwara Temple like crowd control, akandanamajapa and kalasa abhishekam for whole day and rendered their service to Lord’s feet. The day before Shivaratri, they were involved in preparation activities like decorating the entire Chinmaya Sarveshwara campus with natural streamers and garlands and made some pooja arrangements. HHV’s Parents contribution for this Shivaratri was immense. They prepared natural streamers and decorated the campus with beautiful and bright kolams. A pre-recorded dance program of our students was telecast online.
In this Shivaratri, our beloved lord Sarveshwara was recreated in 3 of the 12 Jyotirlingams through divya alakaram. It was a wholesome delight for everyone who witnessed the sight of Lord Sarveshwara on this auspicious day.
Physical Education Online class
Physical exercises help children to maintain good health and active, cheerful mind. Realizing the importance of physical activities, even more so during the pandemic- lockdown situation, our school conducts online PT classes every day from 7 to 8 am for grades 6 to 10. Children are trained in various yoga asanas, warm up and fitness routines and activities like skipping by our PT master.
As a much needed relief for the girl children of grades 9 & 10, we held a circle time for them which allowed the children to open up their fears and anxieties and seek solutions. The session kicked off with outdoor games and progressed with open discussions regarding the current situation and how they could use the lock down period positively. Smt Priya Arunchalam facilitated participatory discussions on topics such as grooming, self-esteem, role of women in society, handling peer pressure and social media.
Man is potentially divine. Spiritual development helps a child to discover his or her inherent divinity, shape their character and also develop their personality. Online classes are conducting by Smt.PriyaArunachalam. The following text are taught.
1. Hanuman Chalisa – chanting, meaning, stories and character study of hanuman ji were explained.
2. VibheeshanaGeta – chanting, meaning, stories and character study of Sri Ram ji and Vibheeshana
Sri Veda-Vyasa has done unforgettable service to all humanity for all time by compiling the four Vedas, writing the eighteen Puranas, the Mahabharata and the Bhagavata. We can attempt to repay this deep debt of gratitude we owe him only by constant study of his works and practice of his teachings. In honour of this divine personage, HariHara celebrates Vyasa Puja (Guru Poornima) every year on the full moon day of Tamil month Adi. But this year due to the pandemic situation festival was celebrated through online puja. Children of classes IX & X took part in this event. Here is the glimpse of the celebration.
A humble offering was made to our Pujya Gurudev on his 104thJayanthi, by chanting ‘Om Chinmaya Satguruve Potri’. HariHara Vidyalaya teachers, students, parents, ashram staff, CHYKs and CORD villagers took part as one family in this Maha Aradhana Puja.
In addition to this, children participated in events like drawing and painting based on Chinmaya Mission Pledge, ‘letter to Gurudev’ and dance performances as part of ChinmayaYugapurushaya Namah program. Selected performances were sent to CCMT and were included in global online Rajopachara Program. We were delighted to be a part of global Chinmaya program.
108 Chinmaya Pottri from rural hearts, Thamaraipakkam offering to Gurudev, May 8, 2020:-
Thamaraipakkam Village Balavihar children offering to Gurudev May 8, 2020:-
Ram Janma Boomi
The foundation stone of Sri Ram mandir was laid on 5th August 2020 by Prime Minister Sri. Narendra Modi ji. To celebrate this remarkable victory and welcome our Sri Ram Ji back to His own Ayodhya, our Chinmaya mission Thamaraipakkam offered worship to Sri Ramji and His parivar by chanting Sri Ram Jayam 108 times, singing bhajans and Arathi. Students and teachers participated virtually.
To emphasize the significance and glory of Ram mandir and Ayodhya, a video was made by our social science teacher and circulated to students and parents.
The same day evening to signify Bhagawan Ram’s return to Ayodhya, our school students and parents decorated their houses with lamps and chanted ‘Sri Rama Jayam’ 108 times making it an unforgettable occasion.
Rama Janma Boomi Video Link:-
Sri. Arunachalam, Sevak of Chinmaya Sarveshwara, Thamaraipakkam is conducting Thirupugazh online classes every Tuesday and Thursday. The main objective of these sessions are to make people sing, understand the meaning and live the teachings expressed in Arunagirinathars Tirupugazh songs as a part of their daily ritual. Many parents of our HariHaraVidyalaya school children are committed members of this online class. This will impact a right change in the family culture and child’s development.
Teacher’s Study Class
The teachers are also being empowered with a strong foundation in spiritual education through an online group study and discussion class of the Bhagavad Geeta. Smt Priya Arunachalam is the facilitator. This is an activity based interactive class which enables teachers to use the Geeta way of life in their day-to-day chores as well as in the handling of changes in the current pandemic situation. Chapters 2 and 3 have been completed and Chapter 14 is underway. Teachers meet once a week for this session.
In order to inculcate our traditions and culture, Navaratri is celebrated every year with the display of Golu (dolls) and evening satsang/bhajans. In view of the pandemic situation, a small display of Golu was being planned. However, CM Chennai organized a virtual Navratri Utsav 2020 and arranged for all CV schools to participate. Rameshwaram was the allotted theme for HariHara Vidyalaya school.
The senior children and our teachers got together a grand display of Rameshwaram in the traditional Golu. The sthala purana of the Ramanatha temple at Rameshwaram and the oneness of Hari/Hara concept of the Lord was enacted beautifully in a skit by the students. This skit was part of the Navratri Utsav 2020 and was telecast on youtube channel.
Online Villakku pooja was conducted as part of Navratri celebrations for the teachers, parents, and villagers.
Students performance video link:-
Ganpati Bappa Morya!!! This year Lord Ganesha was welcomed virtually due to the pandemic. Various aspects of the celebration done through activities like making of Ganeshji idols, face mask, doing pooja, singing bhajans etc., by the children in their respective homes were captured and developed into a video. This video was circulated to the school children. It was great to see our school children follow our traditions and culture in their homes.
Ganesh Chaturthi Programme Video Link:-
Adi Sankara Jayanthi
On the occasion of Bhagawan Adi Shankara’s birthday,Chinmaya International foundation conducted various competitions for the children like speak Shankara, draw Shankara etc. It was a great opportunity for our HariHara Vidyalaya children to actively participate and exhibit their talents/skill. We had 2 stars from our school. Class X student Selvi. Pavithra won the first place in oratorical competition.
The 74th Indian Independence day was celebrated at HariHara Vidyalaya on 15th August, with only teachers this year. Shri Arunachalam hoisted our National flag and Smt Priya Arunachalam gave an inspiring speech on Self Reliance. A recording of this speech, a patriotic Bharatiyaar song presented in Acapella by the senior children along with other snippets relating to freedom fighters, our motherland etc., formed part of a video that was posted to all children for the occasion. Thanks to technology, we managed to keep the patriotism spirit high. Jai Hind!!
Link for Students performance:-
Bhagavad Gita relay jnana yagna
Chinmaya HariHara Vidyalaya Teachers conducted Bhagavad Gita relay jnana yagna. The teachers are regularly attending weekly Bhagavad Gita satsang, facilated by our correspondent Smt.Priya Arunachalam. They expressed their gratitude & reverence to Param Pujya Gurudev Tapovan Maharaj and Guruparampara on the occasion of Tapovan Jayanthi & Gita Jayanthi. The teachers shared their reflections on various themes based on Bhagavad Gita Chapters 1 to 3 in the Relay yagna.
The Yagna was recorded and premiered in Chinmaya Sarveshwara you tube channel on January 4 and 11 respectively.
The link was shared with parents, students and other Chinmaya family members.
Episode 1: https://youtu.be/gOJvfKgdRSQ
Episode 2: http://youtu.be/p1plbL0xLE0
Chinmaya Mission had organized Global online celebration of Shri Tapovan Jayanthi and Geeta Jayanthi. The students of HariHara Vidyalaya participated in this event. HariHara Vidyalaya Children chanted the Bhagavad Gita chapter 9, verses 1 to 17 with great devotion. The recording was included in the Global online Celebration and was telecast in the Chinmaya Mission, you tube Channel on 13/12/2020.
It was a great opportunity for our children to offer their love and respect to Sri Tapovan Maharaj. Our heartfelt thanks to CCMT.
YouTube Link: https://youtu.be/HfzPHU0BbrE
On a Quest Movie
The movie “On a Quest“, a biopic of Pujya Swami Chinmayananda’s Journey was shown to teachers of HHV on 7/01/2021. This was followed by a Q&A session to reiterate the values to be assimilated and followed by a teacher / Guru that was depicted in the movie.
CVP Workshop by teachers
CVP workshop was condcuted for the teachers, by the teachers on the 11th and 12th of January to ensure that CVP is the CPU of our vidyalaya. The main aspects of CVP were presented in the form of videos and PPTs. Teachers presented it with relevant activities and explained the core need to implement in all subjects.The motive was to instill the ideology of Chimaya Vidyalaya – a school with difference and make our teachers understand the essence of being a right teacher.
Finally, the Principal Smt. Srividya Balaji gave tips and suggestions to improve their approach on CVP. She added a few techniques on implementing this programme. This session served as an eye opener and gave a great insight to deal with teaching CVP in future.
On 26th January, HariHara Vidyalaya celebrated India’s 72nd Republic Day in the School premises. Management, Staff and class X students took pride in glorifying and celebrating the spirit of unity. The Chief Guest for the day was Swamiji Sakalananda. Swamiji Sakalananda hoisted the National flag, the students and staff pledged to uphold the honour and integrity of our Bharat. The choir group presented patriotic song.
Sri. O.V.Nambiyar(Zonal Director) and Sri. Rajkumar Devarajan(Trustee) joined us and made it eventful.
Smt. Priya Arunachalam, Correspondent gave an inspiring speech on ‘sharing and caring of Bharat’ (feel proud to be an Indian). Sri. OV.Nambiyar Sir addressed the students and urged them to do their best to guard our Nation. Swamiji shared his memory of Gurudev. Smt. Srividya Balaji, Principal rendered the vote of thanks and the function ended with National Anthem.
Selvi. Divya Priya and Selvi. Nandhini of Class IX from HariHara Vidyalaya secured the first place in Chinmaya Alapa – an interschool online exposition based on Knowledge Traditional Practices of India KTPI. It was conducted by VGN Chinmaya Vidyalaya, Avadi and Judged by CCMT education cell. More than 20 schools had participated in this event. We chose to do on Ayurveda – Biological Science, out of 5 themes given. Also they were awarded another prize for the best PPT.
HariHara Vidyalaya student, V. Riyasri of Std. 4, performed ‘SarvngAsana with lamp on her forehead for longest duration’, during an event held at Chinmaya Sarveshwara, Thamaraipakkam on October 18th, 2020. This record was recognised by Noble book of World Records.
Harihara Vidyalaya in collaboration with Chinmaya Sarveshwra celebrated Shivarati in a grand manner on
21st February 2020. Our students assisted in various activities of Sarveshwara temple like crowd control,
akandanamajapa, prasadam distribution and kalasa abishekam for whole day and rendered their service to
Lord’s feet. Prior to this, they also decorated the whole Chinmaya Sarveshwara campus with thoranam and
garlands. Also we hosted an interschool cultural fest on the eve of Shivaratri at Chinmaya Sarveshwara from
5:00PM to 9:00 PM. Schools like VGN Chinmaya Vidyalaya from Avadi, MBS Vivekananda Vidyalaya from Arani and
Jaimaruthi Vidyalaya from Thiruvallur participated in the cultural retreat and exhibited the glory of Lord
Shiva through dance, drama and singing. Post cultural event, Alumni students of Harihara Vidyalaya
participated in relay yagna and presented the life of 63 Nayanmars who devoted their life to Lord Shiva.
Overall 70 teachers and 300 students participated in the program along with thousands of devotees who
thronged the temple throughout the day from nearby villages. It was a wholesome delight for everyone who
witnessed the sight of Lord Sarveshwara on this auspicious day.
Children of Harihara celebrated pongal festival on 13th Jan, the day before Boghi in a prodigious manner.
Students sparkled in traditional attires and enthusiastically made pongal in pots with the help of teachers.
It was a team competition. Girls from Std VII to X produced their ever best rangolies on the floor. Team of
girls from Std IX drew wonderful mehandhi for the children and teachers. There were different stalls
positioned in Rudhra Vatika which had various traditional and fun games for children from Std III to X. Team
Mrityunjaya became the winner of the pongal race with a loud reverberation of Pongalo Pongal. The program
culminated with the grand puja led by our correspondent and Sevak Arunacalam ji.
Science workshop on Std – X new syllabus was conducted on 19th October at Chinmaya Sarveshwara for the
science teachers from various schools surrounding Thamaraipakkam. Twenty-six teachers had participated in
the day long workshop which had a discussion on inclusive approach to the text books and innovative methods
for delivering the content to the children. Also, the workshop had a session on question paper setting and
identification of teaching learning resources for the new syllabus that is being followed from this academic
year in Matriculation schools. The workshop was led by Smt. Aarthi and Sri. Duraichandran form Chinmaya
Vidyalaya, Virugambakkam. The workshop gave a deep understanding in the upcoming methodologies in teaching
for the teachers.
Personality Development Program - Std 9 & 10 on TITI
A two day personality development program was conducted for Std 9 & 10 children of Harihara Vidyalaya on
Sep 24th and 25th 2019. Twenty students from Vivekananda Vidyalaya, Sriperumbudur along with 45 Harihara
children benefited from this two day residential program at Chinmaya Sarveshwara ashram. The program was
mentored by Smt. Priya Arunachalam, Sri. Arunachalam, Br. Krishna Chaitanya and Br. Bharathi Chaitanya on
Physical, Emotional, Spiritual, Cultural and Intellectual transformations through fun filled group
activities, stories, videos and games. Movie "GOLD" was screened to children to instill patriotism. Overall
it was a great life time learning experience for these youngsters.
Personality Development Program - Std 5 to 8
A two-day camp on the theme of 'Human to Humane' and 'Confidence and Concentration' was conducted for
children of 5th, 6th and 7th, 8th grades on 3rd to 4th and 11th to 12th October, 2019 respectively. Children
learnt how to cultivate humane values like compassion, sacrifice, love for all beings and friendliness
through stories, videos, role plays and activities. Smt Priya and Br Krishna Chaitanya were the mentors who
conducted the various sessions in a much fun filled and participatory manner. There were also many engaging
games for team building and leadership. Humans, being the crown creation of God, has the most important
responsibility of preserving, protecting and providing for other beings and things. In this lies his true
glory and goodness. Children presented roleplays on how to protect our land, air, water, animals, birds,
trees and care for other fellow beings. The camp had various sessions on building self-confidence and
techniques on improving concentration. It was truly an inspiring and educational experience for the
True to our tagline, 'School with a difference', our children celebrated Diwali in a unique and heart
touching manner. The children of Harihara Vidyalaya celebrated Diwali by giving gifts to their dear Staffs
(Drivers, Cleaners, Watchman and House Keeping Staff) as a gratitude for all the seva rendered by them every
day. The children collected Rs. 10 each and brought dresses for the Sub – Staff. Also, they prepared and
presented colourful and decorative greeting cards with Diwali wishes. The chief guests of this function were
the Staff themselves who were honoured duly. The children expressed their love towards the staff by sharing
their childhood experiences with them. The staff felt very overwhelmed by these acts of love by the little
Thiruonam was celebrated in the morning assembly by Std - IX. Students dressed up in traditional
Kerala dress, made a flower rangoli and recited songs in Malayalam praising King Mahabali on his
arrival. Std IX class teacher Smt.Reeta and our principal Smt.Srividya Balaji addressed the students
explained significance of celebrating Onam festival.
Ganpati Bappa Morya!!!!
Drug Demand Reduction
Drug Demand Reduction program was conducted by Smt.Shanthi Krishnamoorthy, Director of CCMT Education
Cell for the children of Std 8 to 10. This awareness program is done in collaboration with Ministry of
Social Justice. The program was also attended by the CORD staff and Village Volunteer Resource Persons
from the nearby villages served by CORD. Students were given a questionnaire which made them think about
the ill effects of drugs and their level of knowledge on the effects of drugs in personal and social
life. Supported by Power point presentation and videos, Smt.Shanthi ji made the children aware of evil
situations being faced by people in the society due to drugs.
"Shri Krishna Kanhaiya Lal Ki…..Jaiiii !!!" Reverberated all over Chinmaya Sarveshwara ashram for the
whole day on the occasion of Gokulashtami Celebrations by Harihara Vidalaya Children. All children came
in traditional clothes and celebrated the birth of Lord Krishna in their own way. Children from Std 10,
conducted Uri Adi (Dahi handi utsav) for classes 5 & 6. Std 9 children decorated a palenquin for the
blue boy. Students of Std 6, 7 & 8 took part in Rangoli competition and madethe floor colourful with
various lilas of Krishna. Finally the procession took off with KG children dressed up and arrayed as
Krishna and Radha. Children sang and danced all the way in mirth. The program concluded with Puja and
Rakshabandan was celebrated by children from Std 7 to 10 at Chinmaya Arangam. Rakhi and gift making
activity was conducted as part of CCA. Smt. Priya amma educated the children on the significance of this
festival and familiarized them with the customs and rituals of Raksha Bandhan. Girls tied rakhi on the
of boys and boys in turn offered gifts of love to their sisters.
Harihara Vidyalaya celebrated the 73rd Independence Day with unprecedented patriotic fervor on Aug 15,
2019. K.G.Rajendran, Sub-Inspector of Police, Vengal Police Station hoisted the Tricolour and addressed
children on duties and responsibilities of students with particular focus on discipline. The celebration
consisted of special cultural program with Bhajans, Dance and Elocution on life incidents of freedom
fighters. Sri.Jayavel, Inspector f Police, Vengal Police Station attended the program and insisted the
children to have a goal and work tirelessly to achieve their goal.
Pujya Gurudev's 26th Chinmaya Aaaradhana Day was observed as SEVA DAY by the children of Harihara
Vidyalaya. Students, teachers and other staff members participated in the devotional pooja and cultural
program. The function was presided by Swami Sureshananda ji and our correspondent Smt Priya Arunachalam
spoke on Gurudev's Grace and compassion. Students of Std 8, 9 & 10 offered their worship by cleaning
Vaasheeswarar Temple, 2000 year old Siva temple in Thirupachur. Around 35 students from Std 6 to 9
Yoga to 250 government school children in nearby villages like Aathupakkam, Ariyapakkam, Guruvoyal and
Arikambedu and thus paid homage to Pujya Gurudev.
Teachers Orientation Program - Uthandi
A two-day teachers’ empowerment program was conducted by Smt Priya and Sri Arunachalam for HHV and CV
Mandakolathur teachers at Uthandi. Topics covered were identifying potential, overcoming obstacles in
performance, time management & organizational skills, team building, leadership, CVP based lesson plan,
cultural transformation and subject-wise activity planner, etc.
Yoga Day 2019
Yoga is not just a vogue, it is our cultural heritage and our hope for healthy living. To mark this
International yoga day (June 21, 2019), Chinmaya Organisation for Rural Development (CORD) and Harihara
Vidyalaya (HHV) made a joint venture to spread yoga awareness to Government school children and village
women in 6 villages. 30 Harihara Vidyalaya children were trained in 15 yogasanas, breathing techniques
joint exercises. These trained children were made into 6 groups and sent to 6 villages where they inturn
taught yoga to more than 300 Govt school children in the morning and to about 150 village women in the
evening. The motive is to repeatedly emphasize regular yoga practice in these places. Special thanks to
Nithyan, a chykster, yuvaveer and also the proprietor of Trupti Yoga academy who trained the children.
Investiture ceremony was held on 29th June, 2019 to give official recognition to the School Pupil
Asst. School Pupil Leader and the house captains of four houses namely Mrityunjaya, Digambara, Mahadeva
Athirudhra. The leaders took oath to carry out their roles and responsibilities without favor or ill will.
Sri.Amutharasan, Principal of SAMS College of Engineering and Technology gave the official recognition to
Teachers Orientation Program
A two-day teachers’ empowerment program was conducted by Smt Priya and Sri Arunachalam for HHV and CV
Mandakolathur teachers at Uthandi. Topics covered
were identifying potential, overcoming obstacles in performance, time management & organizational skills,
team building, leadership, CVP based lesson plan, cultural transformation and subject-wise activity
Sri Veda-Vyasa has done unforgettable service to all humanity for all time by editing the four Vedas,
writing the eighteen Puranas, the Mahabharata and the Bhagavata. We can attempt to repay this deep debt of
gratitude we owe him only by constant study of his works and practice of his teachings. In honour of this
divine personage, Harihara Celebrates Vyasa Puja (Guru Poornima) every year on the full moon day of tamil
month Adi. Here are the glimpse of the celebration.
Janmadhinamidham Pujya Guruji!!!
Understanding that good education forms the foundation block in the reconstruction of any community,
Pujya Gurudev Swami Chinmayananda established a free Harihara Vidyalaya School in the year 1990 with a
vision to cater free education to the underprivileged children of the villages. Currently children from
villages scanning about 10 km radius benefit from this school which is situated in Thamaraipakkam