CHINMAYA VIDYALAYA

Virugambakkam

SCHOOL WITH A DIFFERENCE

Events

Student Training Program

As part of Karuna Club Activity, a student training program was conducted on 29 Nov 2018
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KG Talent Show

On the eve of Childrens day, a Talent Show was conducted for Kindergarten children. Children displayed their talents in singing, dancing, reading and memory games. View Images...

Tamaraipakkam Visit

As a part of Chinmaya Bal Sevak Programme, students of class VII visited Thamaraipakkam on 30 oct, 31 oct, 8 and 9th november 2018. Students prepared Azola pit, Organic pesticides, Kitchen Garden, Teaching Aids for Anganwadi School and hand made Kaavadi for Sashti Festival and also cleaned the village temples and anganwadi school campus premises under the guidance of Priya Amma, CORD Volunteers and Teachers. View Images...

Aurora 2018

Aurora 2018, an interschool science competition was organised in the school on 26 Oct 2018. Aurora was inaugurated by our chief guest Dr.S.Soundararajaperumal, Executive Director, TN Science and Technology center, who lighted the kuthuvizhakku and addressed the gathering. Students from many schools participated enthusiastically in the events designed for different classes. WIZ KIDS for Kindergarten, Cipher Text for I & II , FUNTATRICK MAGICIANS for III & IV , EINSTEINS' PLAYWARES for V & VI, SCIENCE QUEST for VII & VIII, SCIENCE MAVERICKS, SCIENCE PALOOZA for IX & X and SYMPOSIUM, TECHBOTICS for XI & XII. Winners were given away prizes in the valedictory function by our valedictory chief guest Shri.L.Neelakanta Pillai, Director, Kolaperumal Chetty Vaishnav Senior Secondary School, Arumbakkam, Chennai. View Prize Winners ...
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Visit to Little Flower Convent

Students visited Little Flower Convent(a school for deaf and dumb students). They entertained the children by performing dance, meme and skit. They donated stationery items, chocolates and other snack items. View Images...

Ahimsa Peace Rally

As part of Karuna Club Activity, the Bal Sevaks of our vidyalaya held the Ahimsa Peace Rally on 10 Oct 2018. All the students of classes 7th and 8th enthusiastically participated in the Rally. Children distributed pamphlets on ahimsa and non-violence to people on the rally route. They also made and displayed placards on Ahimsa. Best Placards were awarded prizes.
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600 Seeds Planted

Students planted 600 seeds at our school premises as part of seva activity. View Images...

CORD Stall

Students put a stall for CORD products during Area Yagna, in order to promote CORD products and to help the village people by selling their hand-made products. The total sale amount was Rs.10300/-.

Teacher Training Program

As part of Karuna Club Activity, a teacher training program was conducted on 24 Oct 2018
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Jabhanga da dash

Chinmaya Vidyalayas Celebrated 50 years of Chinmaya Educational Movement on 19 Oct 2018, Vijayadasami, at Nehru Indoor Stadium, Chennai.

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KG Live Golu

Navaratri was celebrated by Kindergarten tinytots dressing up as Gods and Goddesses to present a Live Golu. The topic was the Hindu Trinity of Gods - Shiva, Vishnu, Brahma with Parvathi, Lakshmi and Saraswathy in their various forms and avatars.
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Navaratri Golu

Navaratri was celebrated enthusiastically in the school with a beautiful Golu arrangment. The topic chosen was Divine Saints and dolls depicting the saints Pandaripuram, Gorakhumbar, Meerabai and Sakkubai were displayed in the golu. All the children and many parents visited the beautiful display.
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Matrudina

Matrudina is celebrated every year in the school joyously and this year it was celebrated on 10 Oct 2018. Many parents and children participated with enthusiasm and the children utilized the unique chance to show their love and respect for their parents.
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Book Fair-2018

Book Fair 2018 was inaugurated in the school today (11 Oct 2018) by our chief guest, Ms.Aparna Bhattacharya, Senior Manager, Library Operations, British Council, Chennai. Ms.Bhattacharya, chief guest, gave an inspiring speech and gave away prizes to the winners in competitions conducted by library. Many publishers are participating in the event enthusiastically with a wide variety of books on display. The bookfair is open to all from 11 Oct 2018 till 13 Oct 2018 between 9 AM and 4.30 PM.
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Ahimsa Peace Rally

As part of Karuna Club Activity, the Bal Sevaks of our vidyalaya held the Ahimsa Peace Rally on 10 Oct 2018. All the students of classes 7th and 8th enthusiastically participated in the Rally. Children distributed pamphlets on ahimsa and non-violence to people on the rally route. They also made and displayed placards on Ahimsa. Best Placards were awarded prizes.
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Hampi - Students Study Tour

Students of classes X and XII went on a study tour to Hampi. Students visited Virupaksha Temple, Badavi Linga, Ugra Narasimha, Kamala Mahal, Queens Bath, Tungabhadra Dam, etc. during the trip
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The Awesome Birthday Carnival

On the happy Sunday of 9 th September 2018 Gurucool organised the coolest, biggest the most ‘Awesome Birthday Carnival’ for the favourite duo of every kid – the ever charming Krishna & the super wise Ganesha. With an unconventional twist to the celebration of Krishna Janmashtami & Ganesh Chaturthi, this carnival engaged children of 3-15 years of age through interesting value- based games with deep insights.More than 150 families participated in this fun-fair. The young volunteers from Gurucool created an atmosphere that was positive & electric at the same time. Everybody went home with hands full of Prasad & gifts, a mind full of good memories & a heart full of happiness.
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Krishna Jayanti - Celebrations

Krishna Jayanthi was celebrated in our Vidyalaya in a grand manner with many activities. Kindergarten children left the audience spellbound with bhajans and dance. Primary children performed dances and tableau on Krishna and his life. Parents of high school children performed Namasamkeerthanam. Middle school children decorated their classrooms, performed pooja and distributed Prasadam. Parents also enthusiastically participated in Rangoli and Uriyadi (Breaking of Pot) competitions.
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Krishna Jayanti Seva - Food Mela

As part of Seva, 7th and 8th Standard students from our Vidyalaya organised a food mela with delicious food which was sold to the students at a subsidized price. The proceeds of the event would be donated to childrens orphanage. Children while working for humanitarian cause also got to try their cooking, sales and marketing skills.
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Chinmaya Model United Nations 2018-19

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Kerala Relief Materials

Seva students from our vidyalaya collected relief materials, packed them and sent to the Chinmaya Heritage Center for distribution in flood hit areas in Kerala. View Images...

Annual Sports Meet

The 48th Annual Sports Meet was held on 21st Aug 2018 at SDAT, Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Periamet. Mr.A.Saravanan, I.P.S, Head of Branch, Superintendent of Police, Special Crime CBI, Chennai declared the Sports Meet Open at 9.00 AM. Mr.Harish L Mehta, Chief Traffic Warden, Chairman - Indian Red Cross Society, Tamil Nadu, addressed the students and distributed the prizes in the closing ceremony. View Images...

Annual Day

The 48th Annual Day was celebrated on 16 Aug 2018 based on the theme
'India Inspires'
TRUTH. CONSCIOUSNESS. BLISS.

Dr.M.R.Srinivasan, Professor & HOD of Statistics, Dean (College Development Council), University of Madras presided over the event as Chief Guest. Prizes were given to the outstanding performers of the academic year 2017-18. Cultural Show by the students left the audience spellbound. View Images...
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Independence Day Celebrations

72nd Independence Day was celebrated with patriotic fervour in our Vidyalaya. Dr.N.Krishnakumar, I.F.S., Chairman, State Environment Impact Assessment Authority, Tamil Nadu, hoisted the National Flag, presided over the function and distributed the prizes to the primary children for the Academic Year 2017-18.
The flag song, the speeches in English and Tamil and the choral music were a treat to the ears. Holistic Development of the child and owning up responsibility even when working as a team were the focus points of the Presidential address.
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Maha Aaradhana Day - Bharatha Prabhavah - Pride of India

Every year in connection with Pujya Gurudev’s Maha Aradhana Day Primary section organize Project Day. To commemorate the 25th Aradhana Day of Gurudev we organised a project titled 'Bharatha Prabhavaha' which was presided over by Swami Mitranandaji , Chinmaya Mission, Chennai. Around 415 students from classes 1 to 7 took part in programme that covered a range of topics like Kings of ancient India, Science in Vedas, Amazing architecture, Literature, Martial arts, Bhakthi ,Unity in Diversity and the role of Gurus in moulding the students. The students put up dances, skits, dance dramas and the programme clearly showcased the Pride of India. View Images...

Maha Aaradhana Day - Young Achievers Gallery

Chinmaya Young Achievers exhibition, a first of its kind in Chinmaya campus, to encourage and appreciate achievers in various fields was yet another event on the Aradhana day of Gurudev. Swami Mitranandaji inaugurated the exhibition which had displayed the achievements of more than 40 students . The gallery garnered attention from parents and local public too. View Images...

Maha Aaradhana Day - Paduka Pooja

On 3rd Aug 2018, Kindergarten children along with their parents, performed paduka pooja to Gurudev Swami Chinmayananda on Maha Aradhana Day. View Images...

Gurupurnima Celebration

On 27th July 2018, Gurupurnima Day was celebrated in the school. The event was presided over by Br.Anand Chaitanyaji as Chief Guest. View Images...

Author's Visit

On 23rd July, 2018, Ms.Sharanya Manivannan author of a book - ‘THE AMMUCHI PUCHI’ visited our school and interacted with the students of class 3. Ms.Sharanya is an award winning writer. Her fiction, poetry and essays have been widely published. ‘The Ammuchi Puchi’ is her first picture book for children. The author started the session by introducing the characters in her book followed by a video clipping of the book narrating the story. After the story session , children were asked to narrate their own stories about their grand parents. Most of the children enthusiastically came forward to share their experiences. Finally, question-answer session was conducted where in children posted numerable questions to the author which made her feel happy. The author also appreciated the creativity and enthusiasm of the students. Altogether, it was truly a motivating and learning experience for the students. They are sure to ready more books.

Area Yagna

Chinmaya vidyalaya Sr.Sec.School Virugambakkam, Chennai organized a two day Gita jnana Yagna by Swami Mitrananda in English at Chinmaya Kalaiarangam on 21st and 22nd July 2018. Shri Mohan Reddy patro chinmaya mission inaugurated the Yagna which had 6 sessions. Speaking on Gita, Chapter – 3 ‘Wonder of work’, Swamiji threw light on Karma Yoga and how one should adopt an attitude to “Work from happiness and not for happiness”. A large number of parents and locals were benefitted from the Yagna. Episodes 1 and 2 of Upanishad Ganga-Veda the source of dharma were screened during the session. Special balavihar sessions conducted by CHYK members in the premises, stalls of CORD and the book stalls by Chinmaya Vani provided the right ambience for the seekers to revel in the spirit of ‘Wonder of Work’ and ensured the success of Yagna. View Images...

Parents Talent Show

Many parents participated enthusiastically and entertained the children through variety of talents. School encouraged them by giving away prizes to the best performers. View Images...

Interschool Bhajan Competition - Guruji Birthday

On the eve of birthday of our beloved Guruji Swami Tejomayananda, an interschool bhajan competition was conducted and many school children from the city participated enthusiastically. View Images...

Guruji Birthday

On the eve of birthday of our beloved Guruji Swami Tejomayananda, primary children made a formation HAPPY BIRTHDAY GURUJI in the school to wish him a very happy birthday. View Images...

INVESTITURE CEREMONY

Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality. -Swami Chinmayananda
The Investiture Ceremony of Chinmaya vidyalaya senior secondary school virugambakkam for the academic session 2018-2019 was held with great pomp and dignity in a special ceremony at the Chinmaya kalaiarangam. The event was presided over by the correspondent Shri N.Nagarajan, He distributed the badges to the newly elected office beares The Investiture ceremony signifies the reliance and confidence that the school consigns in the newly invested office bearers. Donning the mantle of accountability, they also pledge to bestow their duties to the best of their abilities. View Images...

KARUNA CLUB INAUGURATION

Karuna Club Inaugural function was conducted on 26th June 2018 at Chinmaya Vidyalaya Sr. Sec. School, Virugambakkam. Sri Sajjanraj Surana Presided over the function and inaugurated the Karuna Club activities for the year 2018 - 19 by lighting the traditional kuthuvilakku. Our Principal introduced the guest to the gathering and gave away the welcome address. Students of class 8 performed a dance programme to a song based on Karuna values of compassion towards animals and conservation of eco-system followed by a song. Students took the Karuna pledge and resolved to live the Karuna way of life.

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CHINMAYA QUOTIENT QUIZ

Mrs Vijayalakshmi Mohan of Social dept won the third prize in the national Chinmaya Quotient quiz organised by CCMTEC for teachers of Chinmaya VIdyalayas. Around 3700 teachers of nationwide Chinmaya vidyalayas took part in the school level quiz programme in which Mrs.Vijayalakshmi Mohan was selected for the Zonal level competition and entered the finals. The final quiz was held on 21st April 2018 at CIRS, Coimbatore which had an elimination round in the morning session and Mrs.Vijayalakshmi Mohan successfully entered the final round of Oral Quiz with four other toppers and bagged the third place. She was awarded a cash prize of fifteen thousand rupees.

Ganapathi Homam

Ganapathy homam was performed on 3rd June 2018 at the school premises to beget happiness, prosperity, good health and progress. Correspondent, Principal, Vice Principal, teachers and students took part in the homam. View Images...

Hari Seva Camp

Hari Seva Camp was organised as part of the chinmaya Bal Sevak program. Students participated with enthusiasm. View Images...

Senior Balvihar Camp- 2018

The 3 days senior balavihar camp was held at chinmaya gardens, Coimbatore, for students of class 6, 7, and 8th. 11 students of our vidyalaya participated in the camp. The main theme of 3 day long camp was “Love makes the world move around” headed by swamini Shradhama. Various activities were conducted which included treasure hunt, stoy telling, balancing the ball, face painting, etc. Students participated with enthusiasm in all the activities. Ethical and cultural values were instilled in children which served as enriching experience to them. View Images...

Junior Balvihar Camp- 2018

The spiritual journey started from Chennai with the students of classes IV to VI on 15th April 2018 which was held in Chinmaya Gardens –Coimbatore. Students experienced vibrant activities, motivational sessions, bhajans, value based orientation classes. The entire camp focused on the concept ‘Love All.’ The camp was brilliantly handled by Shraddha Amma and the students were accompanied by Mrs. Pooja and Mrs. Subhashini. View Images...

Annual Chess Tournament

Prizes were given to the winners of the Annual chess tournament - 2017-18 on 11 Apr 2018. View Images...