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KALAVARSHINI – A Cultural Extravaganza

A feast to eyes, spectacular, variety entertainment KALAVARSHINI-2014 under the theme “RADIATION” for senior secondary wing was held with a bang, on 07th August 2014. The Chief Guest for the function was Mr.Srinivasa Raja, MD-Adyar Ananda Bhavan, who was kind enough to grace the occasion and he gave away the prizes to all the winners of various events. The programme had a variety entertainment that reverberated the whole atmosphere.

The First Glimpse of Accomplishment

"Achievers'Day" was held on 29th July 2014 for felicitating the achievers of AISSC Examination-2014. The toppers and merit holders were felicitated by our Chairman.

Curtain Raiser

Mr.Madhuvelayudham from ELS- Institute for International Education counseling and Admission Services addressed the students on 9th July 2014 with a presentation about the courses available in various universities such as MIT in USA and NUS in Singapore. It opened new doors of future opportunities for students.

Admissionz Campus

Career Guidance Programme - Admissionz Campus was held on 5th July 2014. Mrs Umagopalakrishnan addressed the students of Std.XII about various universitities offering different courses. It was a real eye opener for many of the students.

Educational Awareness Programme

"Energizing Educational Awareness Programme" was held on 21st June 2014 conducted by Mr.Dhamu- trained by Dr.A.P.J. Abdul Kalam for Class XII. The Programme boosted the confidence of all the students and liberated them from fear of Board Examination.

Democracy in School

School Election for Students Council Body was held on 20th June 2014 and SPL Boy, SPL Girl, School Ambassador, ASPL Boy, ASPL Girl were elected from Class XI and XII.

INVESTITURE CEREMONY

A formal Investiture Ceremony was held in our school on 30th June 2014, between 8.15 a.m and 9.30 a.m. The chief guest for the function was Dr. Sudhakar, M.E., M.B.A., P.hd., Deputy General Manager, ISRO. All the newly elected office bearers were invested with their portfolios and their badges.

Achievements

Raviteja A.V. of 2013-2014 batch secured 3rd place in Chennai city in AISSCE-2014and also secured 42nd All India Rank in IIT JEE Advanced.

Aniket Murehkar of 2013-2014 batch secured 19th All India Rank in IIT JEE Advanced. He got 61st rank in International Chemistry Olympiad conducted by IAPT and he represented India in Vietnam.

PROUD STUDENTS & PRIDE MOMENT

As many as twenty-two students of our institution who have appeared for CBSE Std.XII (AISSCE) Board Examinations March, 2014 have received a letter from the Honourable Minister, Human Resource Development, Government of India, Madam Smriti Zubin Irani congratulating them on their meritorious achievement.
Our hearty congratulations for all their endeavours and wish them more and more laurels in the years to come.

LIST OF ACHIEVERS
MVM visit to Indian Institute of Animal Welfare ( Goushala) and Anbu Karangal (Orphanage), Chennai

Staff and Students of Maharishi Vidya Mandir, chennai visited the Indian Institute of Animal Welfare(Goushala), supported by Sri Rajendra Jayant Gowseva Samiti at Neelangarai, chennai on 24th November, 2013.
They fed the cows and had an opportunity to perform Gomatha Pooja. Students and Staff also visited Anbu Karangal, Orphanage Home and spent a couple of hours distributing sweets, interacting and entertaining the children and aged people.
Donation :
Students and Staff donated 125 kg of rice, dhal, sugar, jaggery, clothes and cash of rupees thirty thousand to Goushala and Anbu Karangal.

ORISSA TOUR – MIDDLE SCHOOL FROM 24/09/2013(Tues) to 28/09/2013(Sat)

“A wise man travels” – An Educational tour is one step towards to learn more the holistic development of a child. We at Middle School travelled back & forth to Odisha with 168 students of VII & VIII from 24th Sep to 28th Sep 2013. We had two wonderful days to visit Konark Sun temple, the beach, Puri Jaganath temple, the queen caves, Udayagiri & Kandangiri caves, Lingaraja temple and the vast Nandankanan Zoological Park. The children gained a good experience in this tour.

HELP AGE INDIA

As a awareness and tribute to the elderly people HELP AGE INDIA contributes generously through various institutions for the deserted elderly citizens. MVM students have set a remarkable and commendable gesture in contributing generously through the fund.IX and X joined together to serve the purpose.

Field Trip Pushpa Horticultural Garden

Students of VII std were taken to Pushpa Horticultural Garden at Maduravoyal on 7th Sep 2013. The landscape was very good and lush green with a small hill and river bank with a lotus pond. The children enjoyed a lot walking around and learning from Professor Dayanand about the growth and benefits of the trees and plants nurtured there.

WWF world wisdom Quiz

WWF world wisdom Quiz preliminary was conducted on 19th August where 33 students from VI to VIII participated and best two students S. Arun VIII A2 and Jinesh VII A1 represented the school for the city level quiz where they were placed sixth.

Acharya Vandanam

The Students of class VIII honoured their Gurus’ on 4/9/13 on account of Teacher’s day by doing Acharya Vandanam. The teachers blessed them all. They performed role play and gave speeches in all languages to proclaim the value of teachers and to pay their respect to the teachers’ community.

Training in Value based education - VSET

Mr. Ravichandran from VSET trained 11 teachers from primary and middle school to facilitate the value based education in children. The training was scheduled for 3 days from 26th to 28th July which was useful to help teachers acquire the skill to facilitate the values in children.

Spartan Spelling Bee Competition

Spartan spell Bee competition was conducted on 27/8/13 at the school level where 75 students from VI – VIII participated. Krithick. C. Soni of VI A2 in category III and M.V. Gireesh of VII A7 & N.Nishant VIII A2 in category IV are the school level toppers who will compete in Zonal level.

Kalavarshini - Cultural Competitions

Kalavarshini an yearly event for cultural competitions was conducted for middle school children from 6th to 8th August 2013. Mr. Kavin & Mr. Raju from VIJAY TV, Mr. Dhamu Comedy actor and Ms. Sudha Dharman – Advocate & Bharatnatyam dancer were the Chief Guests for VI, VII, & VIII respectively. 737 students participated in group dance, solo singing, Skit, Jingles, Clay modelling, decoration of Paper mache and Collage making and exhibited their talents.

Visit to Central Railway Station

The students of VI to VIII visited the Bio – diversity Train at the Chennai Central Railway station on 29th & 30th July and also participated in the Drawing competition. A beautiful description of the Water resources in India, the flora & fauna in forest areas with models of rare species of animals, birds and reptiles were on the display which the children found amazing and were inclined to protect the bio – diversity. It is pride to mention that our student Nanditha of VI A7 was the 1 crore visitor on the bio – diversity train at Chennai and she was acknowledged with special gifts.

Orientation Programme

A Workshop on Charismatic Leadership was conducted by Mr. Sriram from Ripe Academy on 5/6/13 for all the teachers to enhance the leadership skills and to attain job satisfaction.

TOPPERS OF NATIONAL SCIENCE OLYPIAD (NSO) 2013-2014

Pawan Kumar of IVA3 and Abisheha Muthuswamy of IVA6 came out in flying colours as State Toppers of TamilNadu and Puducherry in this competition conducted in February 2013.

GANESH CHATHURTHI 2013-2014

Ganesh Chathurthi celebrations were held in Ved Bhavan on 06-09-2013. The Mighty Primary celebrated the all time favourite festival Ganesh Chathurthi in a marvelous manner. Headmaster Shri.C.Ramalingam, Vice Principal Mrs.G.Vijaya Lakshmi, Head Mistress of State Board Mrs.Preethi Narayanan graced the occasion. The ever so “Sweet Darlings” of Pre K.G made the occasion even more auspicious with their endearing presence. Children of Std I and II dressed in a colourful traditional costume, delighted those present with devotional songs.



A Career counseling Programme was conducted by Admission Complex for Class XII students. The Resource Person was Ms. Uma Gopalakrishnan.

Parent Teacher Meeting for Class XI and XII was conducted. Parents got the feedback from respective subject teachers about their wards’ performance.
Spell Bee International conducted Spelling Contest in which Mas. R.M. Sanjeev of XII A4 got the Runner up Trophy and Samsung Tablet worth Rs. 25,000/-
A workshop on Quadcopter was conducted in our school by TN Aero Modeling Club. In the competition Master Sanchit Gupta and Master M. Arjun of XII A4 were adjudged winners.
On 18th and 19th Oct.,CBSE life skills summit was conducted at Mahindra World School. Various competitions such as theme songs, elocution, thematic jingles were conducted. Master Sriram of XII A5 got FIRST PRIZE in Singing and THIRD PRIZE in Elocution and Consolation in thematic jingle. Ms. Shruthi Barathwaj of XI A1 also got Consolation prize in thematic jingles.
On 23rd Oct., Mrs. Perianayaki our school counselor conducted a counseling session on Maths strategies for Class XII students.
R R Academy conducted a career counseling session for Class XI and XII students.
On 31st Oct., a seminar on Gene Technique was conducted for Class XI and XII Biology students by ARMATS, Bio Tech, Guindy.

SPARTAN SPELLLING BEE COMPETITION 2013-2014

The Queen Bees of Primary gloriously buzzed their way through Spelling Bee Competition conducted in our school premises on 27th August.

GANGA VANDHANAM 2013-2014

Paying an endearing and heartwarming tribute to our sacred river “Ganga” were our ever charming students from standard IV. Our Senior Principal S.Namasivayam, Headmaster Sri.C.Ramalingam and State Board Headmistress Mrs.Preethi Narayanan graciously consented to be a part of this enchanting celebration conducted on 2nd August. Students carried placards in English, Hindi and Tamil. Speeches, Monologue, Dance, Group Song and Poem were brilliantly staged. Indeed a day to remind one and all the grave situation our world faces with water scarcity. Save Water! Save Life!

KALAVARSHINI PROGRAMME 2013-2014

Kalavarshini 2013 for the Mighty Primary was held from 19th to 23rd August in our school premises. Kalavarshini the “Brain Child” of our Senior Principal Sri S.Namasivayam is celebrated every year in a grand manner to tap the inexhaustible talent of the young. A spectacular array of compelling, innovative and creative ideas, design costume and dances were staged from a very enthusiastic and enchanting student of Std I-V. Our Senior Principal along with the Chief Guest inaugurated the week long colourful extravaganza. Famous exponents of BharathNatyam, Classical Singers and Mridangam artist, graciously consented to be the Chief Guests.

COMMON LUNCH

Sr. Principal appraised about CCE to the students and various streams of higher education disciplines. To reach A1 and A2 grades was clearly appraised by Sr. Principal to the students of Std X.the session continued for two different dates which mainly dealt with the target of higher grades followed by various scopes of study after schooling.

The students of Std IX were briefed about the importance of education through Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation method. The stress was laid on laying foundation for Std X , the IX standard being preparatory platform for it. The various marking scheme and the skills to score them was briefly but clearly explained through power point presentation , to the students of IX by our Sr. Principal sir.

THE BHARAT SCOUTS AND GUIDES RAJAPURASHKAR CERTIFICATES

The Bharat Scouts and Guides Rajapurahkar certificates were awarded to 45 scouts and 33 guides’ students for their tremendous achievement in their field.

IKEN SCIENTIFICA

19 STUDENTS FROM IX & X put together passed out their first level to enter into the second level.Second level test was conducted.Two students were declared winners, ADITHYA VAVRE of IX-A7 And A.C.KOUSHAL of IX-A6.

MOCK YOUTH SOUTH EAST ASIAN MEET

Class IX students gathered on the terrace on 25-04-2013, Thursday for the “Mock Youth South Asian Meet” eager to know what was it all about. The students’ representatives were dressed up elegantly in blazer , black coat and pant. Students represented 9 different countries to discuss on 4 different aspects---
1.Socio-cultural aspects
2.Environmental issues
3.Trade with India
4.Connection with India
Each student spoke about a country they represented in one of the aspects as mentioned above. They had their country name cards to which they were representing. Amidst thunderous applause the classmates cheered the delegates. The Vice-principal appreciated the children for their ciommmendable effort and enthusiasm. She also shared some of the untouched aspects of the Asian countries. It was concluded with National Anthem.

CELEBRATING BHOOMI POOJA

Paying rich tribute to our Mother Earth were students of Class-IV of mighty Primary celebrated this day on 23rd July 2013. Our Senior Principal Sri.S. Namasivayam graced the occasion. The students saluted our Mother Earth with lovely placards, dance drama, elocution and monologue.

FIELD TRIP

“Exposure to New things” A welcome breaks in routine from class room learning students of STD I-V taken to field trip in the month of August 2013.

CREATIVE WRITING COMPETITION

Children of mighty Primary mastering the art of weaving words creatively and enhancing their skills to develop as a writer. Creative Writing Essay Competition was conducted for classes I-V on 5th August 2013. Below are pictures of some prize winners with our Senior Principal Sri.S.Namasivayam and Primary Headmistress Mrs.Maheshwari.

HIP – HOP DAY

The HIP – HOP DAY was a memorable one. All the 867 children took part in the march past, and various other events. LKG demonstrated stepup aerobics and took part in live relay (Dances of India-Girls & Obstacle Race-Boys). UKG children demonstrated Yoga, Drill and Leap Start Programme. Cycling Relay was conducted for the first time in the history of MVM in the presence of parents. All the 421 LKG children were presented with a medal and the I, II and III Prize winners were awarded with a certificate. UKG children were given the I, II, III Prizes and Certificates. Sports events were conducted for parents too and they were also awarded with I, II and III Prize.

Indoor and Outdoor Activities

Our curriculum caters to the Physical and Motor development through Indoor and Outdoor Activities, where they are given the freedom to choose from the various educational equipments, toys and games, aerobics, leapstart & Western Dance, Action songs and choruses are sung as energy boosters to prepare the children for class room activities.

“Money Wizards” conducted a Workshop on 6th July 2013, for our school class XII commerce students in our school premises.

A Career Counseling Programme was conducted by CL Institute Scholars in our school premises on 20th July 2013 for commerce students. It was to inspire the young aspirants to join Law and CA.

IIT Madras (Alumni) students conducted a career guidance programme for our present Class XI and XII students, awaring them the creation of new website for the benefit of the student fraternity

Sishu Utsav competition conducted by Chettinad Vidyashram

Our children participated in various competitions organized by the neighbouring Educational Institutions and Organisations and brought home laurels. Our KG children took part in Sishu Utsav competition conducted by Chettinad Vidyashram. Around 49 schools participated in the competitions our children won the First Prize in Group Action Song and Fancy Dress. They also took part in various competitions conducted by Chennai Champions. Around 15 children Won First and Second prize in various competitions.

Krishna Jayanthi Celebration

Above all the children are taught to think of God and thank him through Prayers and Bhajans every day. 18 LKG children were asked to dress up as Radha & Krishna and 20 UKG children gave a Dance Programme and a few UKG Children sang bhajans as a part of Krishna Jayanthi Celebration.

Bunnys Movement

Our KG children are trained in Bunnys Movement which is the foundation course for Bharat Scouts & Guides. Songs and stories with moral values are taught during the Bunnys Class to make them a good citizen. Bunnys Camp is conducted every term with lot of funfilled indoor & outdoor activities. All the KG Teachers are well trained Bunny aunties. Bunnys Camp was conducted on 23rd August, 2013. Children enjoyed the various outdoor activities and they were taught to make a Puppy in a paper cup as indoor activity.

ACTIVITY BASED LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT

Our school has taken up an organisation called aeced, “Association for Early Childhood Education and Development” through which we have conducted a workshop on “ACTIVITY BASED LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT” by Mrs. Ambiga and Mrs. Girija, Bhavans Vidhyashram in the month of August. Our Senior Principal is the President of this association.

XSEED Parents orientation programme

XSEED Parents orientation programme was attended by LKG and new UKG parents in the month of June.

Field Trip

As a part of Field Trip the LKG and the UKG children were taken to Rail Museum, ICF in the month of July. The children enjoyed the trip very well.

Observation class

5. Parent’s Observation class was conducted in the month of August for both the KG Classes. The KG parents got first hand information about the methodology. XSEED related manuals are uploaded in Smart Class by the Class Teachers and Language Teachers. The parents are guided well with colourful Smart Class Modules.

THE FIRST GLIMPSE OF ACCOMPLISHMENT & FELICITATION CEREMONY FOR HIGH ACHIEVERS

A grand felicitation function was organized for High Achievers in AISSCE/HSCE held in March 2013 by our school on 29th June 2013 between 4.30 p.m. and 6.30 p.m. at the school premises. This function was organised to give due recognition to all students who secured 95% and above on aggregate and school subject toppers and school first three rankers with cash awards, certificates, appreciation letters and a book as a memento.

The chief guest for the function was Mr. Ankur Jain, Director, FIITJEE Chennai centre and the other two guests of honour were Mr. Pavan Kumar, Deputy Director, FIITJEE Chennai centre and Mr. Nishant Tripathy centre head FIITJEE – Chennai. Besides, the school secretary Shri T C Perumal, Senior Principal Shri S. Namasivayam, Middle School Headmaster, Shri Ramalingam, State Board Headmistress, Smt. Preethi Narayanan and the Vice Prinicpals Shri G. Hari Babu and Smt. G Vijayalakshmi were present.
In his speech, the Senior Principal told the students to work consistently because ultimately perseverence pays. The real challenges of life will begin here after. They must put in their heart and soul and reach the pinnacle of glory. Mr. Ankur Jain, the chief guest in his speech, wished them a good luck for their future. He, then shared his experiences of the past students and inspired the young achievers to follow the path of their predecessors. Mementos, certificates, appreciation letters, cash awards were given away to all meritorious students present. The school toppers received the refund of the school fees for one year as token of appreciation and recognition from School Management. All the students were requested to come along with their parents to receive their prizes on the dais.
Faculty members of various departments were then rewarded with cash awards. This was indeed a notable feature of the day. This boost of incentives will encourage other faculty members also to put in more efforts. Vote of thanks was proposed by Ex School Pupil Leader Ms. Megna. She was overwhelmed in her speech. She thanked the school for all it had done all these years.

INVESTITURE CEREMONY 2013-2014

Students’ Council body was invested with various portfolios and responsibilities during the Investiture Ceremony that was held on 29th June 2013 at the school premises between 8.30 a.m. and 9.30 a.m. The Chief Guest of the program was Dr. J V S PRAKASH – Civil surgeon, Associate Professor, Department of Urology at Madras Medical College and Government General Hospital, Chennai. All the elected students were present in their formals and received their respective badges and sashes.
In his address the Chief Guest Dr. PRAKASH told the student fraternity to come forward in life as leaders. It is necessary that the students must use their presence of mind than doing rote learning. They must be ready to shoulder any responsibility that is entrusted to them.

All the elected students formally took an oath that they shall discharge their duties with dedication. Senior Principal Shri S. Namasivayam, in his speech asked the students to be regular, punctual and be dedicated to their studies. He told the elected council body to visit the Maharishi Vidya Mandir group of schools once in a three months and interact with their peers and motivate them to be leaders. Also, he asked the elected students’ council to come forward to be volunteers to help the needy and poor. Besides, he urged the students to be compassionate to their elderly grand parents, they should be ready to take care of their elderly people. Vote of thanks was proposed by the School Pupil leader, and the programme concluded with the singing of National Anthem by everyone present.

TRIP TO ARIGNAR ANNA ZOOLOGICAL PARK

On 9th February 2013, students of Std. VI visited the Arignar Anna Zoological Park at Vandalur. The second Wildlife Sanctuary of the state houses a vartiety of wild species including endangered animals. The otter, white tiger, giant squirrel, gharial, emu, lion tailed macaque, the giant hippopotamus and the star turtle caught the attention of all the students. They were able to appreciate the nature’s wonder of wildlife. They were excited to go around the zoological garden and share their happiness of watching the animals with their friends and teacher. It is sure that they will cherish this trip in their memory for long.

SWAMIVIVEKANANDA’S 150TH BIRTHDAY ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS

To commomerate Swami Vivekananda’s 150th Birth Anniversary Celebrations, our school hosted activites on manifold from Novemeber to January, 2013. Students presented inspiring speeches, anecdotes and messages of Swami during the assembly hour. Life history of Sami Vivekananda was depicted through poster making and essay writing contest. The portrait of the saint aroused the aesthetic and spiritual sense in children. Audio Visual presentation, Skits and Songs in praise of Swamiji were rendered by the students. Chart making and creative writing by the students brought out the religious and spirituality of great renowned, swami Vivekananda. Mass Meditation, yogasanas, Aerobic Training is regularly conducted to increase the power of concentration as propogated by Swamiji. The Junior Students of Narbada Devi Jaigopal Garodia Vivekananda Vidyalaya, Vyasarpadi presented speeches, clad in the mosr befitting attire of Swamiji and rendered songs to bring about the importance of thinker of thinkers Swami Vivekananda. The concept of university in religion and brotherhood was emphasized through excellent and appropriate speaking skills.

30th ANNUAL DAY CELEBRATIONS

To commemorate the 30th Year of the Institution, the 30th Annual day was celebrated with a lot of zeal and vigour at Kamaraj Arangam on 31st January, 2013. The grand occasion was marked by the host of events on the theme ‘Shivshakthi’. A day long programme in two sessions provided tremendous opportunity to the students to excel, in each and every bit of contest.
The students of classes LKG to VIII displayed intrinsic skills and stole the show. The creative energies of the children were fully channelised in Ballet, Goan and Venkata Vaibhavan dance sequence. The peak performance was truly felt in semi classical, Folk and divine dance. The capabilities of students from Stds VI to VIII, proved beyond the extraordinary our guest of honour, Smt Radhika Shurajit, Bharatnatyam exponent in her address, lauded the effort of the Institution in successful completion of 30 years of celebrations and excellence in the field of Education. She also pointed out the significance of this special day that will remain indelible in the years to come. The Endowment awards, Proficiency Prizes, Award for Excellence, Full Attendance Prizes were awarded to the students, teachers and non teaching staff members. Teachers also received the cash Award for the meritorious performance of the students in the Board Examinations – 2012, were distributed by the eminent guest. Shri Ajay Prakash Shrivastava, Chairman, Maharishi Vidya Mandir Schools was present on the occasion.

In the Evening session, the distinguished Chief guest was His Excellency, the Governor of Tamilnadu, Thiru Dr. K.Roasiah. He urged the students to promote interest in Upanishads, Gita chanting and Bhajan session. He congratulated the school for imparting Conciousness based education, the technique of Transcendental Meditation & Yogasanas to strive for intellectual & Spiritual development. In the wake of eroding moral values, he appealed to the students to be sincere and aim high. According to him, be it the spirit of competitiveness or qualities of leadership and a flair for social service, the initiatives taken by Maharishi Vidya Mandir is highly commendable. On this occasion, he released the ‘SOUVENIR’, titled ‘GYANDHAN’ and distributed Toppers Award to the meritorious students.
Shri D.T. Sudharshan Rao, Joint Secretary, Regional office, Chennai presided over the function. In his keynote address, he stressed the need of holistic education. He cited Swami Vivekananda’s reference, anecdotes, messages and Principles in promoting the positive traits in all round progress and upliftment. The senior students exhilarated histrionic talents in the broad components of Bharatanatyam – Shivathandavam, kavithvam and Lavakusha. The imagination of students from Class XI in a skit evoked a true sense of Nationalism and character building in all.
Our Chairman, Shri Ajay Prakash Shrivastava, Maharishi Vidya Mandir Schools welcomed the gathering and Shri S. Namasivayam, the Senior Principal proposed the Vote of Thanks. FOR MAHARISHIANS

64TH REPUBLIC DAY CELEBRATION

64th Republic Day of our country was celebrated with a lot of patriotic fervour and zeal in the school campus on 26th January 2013 between 8.30 am and 9.30 am. The chief guest for the function was Lt. Colonel Shri Senthilnathan who, has served Indian army with utmost dedication. The chief guest was welcomed by colourparty (a unit) leader, Ms. Meena shree. He was then requested to unfurl the tri colour flag. He then received salute from the various units of the school viz., NSS, NSC NAVAL, JRC and Karuna Club. Students of Stds. VII to XI presented a colourful variety programme that comprised dances, speeches in Hindi, Tamil and English and narration of important anecdotes from Indian History received great appreciation from the audience. In his speech, the chief guest asked the student community to be focussed in any task that is assigned to them. They must be always ready to serve the nation at any front. The programme ended with the rendition of national anthem at 9.30 am.

ALUMNI MEET

Alumni Meet was conducted for the old Passed out students of Maharishi Vidya Mandir on 26th January 2013 in the school premises between 10.00 am and 12.00 noon. The Senior Principal Shri. S. Namasivayam welcomed the gathering. Over Three hundred and fifty students from 2005 batch to 2012 batch participated in the function with a lot of enthusiasm and vigour. “it was a good get together” said one of the alumni. “I liked this alumni meet because I could meet my old friends today after a long time.” said another alumni. The programme concluded with a vote of thanks proposed by State Board Headmistress Mrs. Preethi Narayanan. Lunch was served to all the alumni present.

PONGAL CELEBRATIONS

The inmates of the insitution experienced joy and excitement to welcome the harvest festival o Pongal. The campus witnessed the four day celebration of pongal between 7.30 a.m and 12 Noon. The day began on an auspicious note with a kolam decoration in patterns, with a pumpkin decorated on four sides. Tents were erected to present the typical rural ambience. To bring wealth & prosperity to one and all preparation of pongal in clay pot and prayers offered to the sun assumed greater importantce. All the inmates gathered to rejoice in song and dance sequence . “ Ko pooja” was performed in reverence to cows. Cattle ride by the junior and senior grade students provided fun and enjoyment. “PongaloPongal” became the loud message in welcoming the harvest festival. Uruyadi was special game performed for our masters.

ROAD SAFETY WEEK PROGRAMME

Road Safety Week Programme was celebrated on 5.1.13 in the school premises. The Chief Guests were Mr. Sridhar – Regional Transport Officer, Chennai Central and Mr. Thiruvalluvan – Brake Inspector. In their speeches they brought out the significance of celebrating Road Safety Week every year and also they highlighted the importance of observing all road safety rules to avert any accidents. The student fraternity received the programme in good spirit. Prizes for Essay writing on Road Safety, Debate and Drawing competition conducted earlier in the week were given away to the winners.

EDUCATION FOR ENLIGHTENMENT CONTEST – 2013

Education for Enlightenment Contest, one of the regular features of our Institution was successfully conducted on 4th and 5th of Jan. 2013 in the school by the English Department teachers. As many as 45 students of various city schools, enrolled both for Essay writing and Elocution Competition. The participants took part in the events enthusiastically. The prizes for the same will be given away to all the meritorious winners on 12th Jan. 2013 at our school premises during H.H. Maharishi Mahesh Yogiji’s Birthday Celebration

LIONS QUEST PROGRAMME

Thirty teachers of our School underwent Training Programme in the campus to impart life skills in building character and responsibility of Adolescents. Dr. Adhilakshmi was the trainer of the day.

CHENNAI SAHODAYA SCHOOL COMPLEX (CSSC)

The interative session on Value Based Assessment of five marks and the ways to implement subject wise were the important points of discussion during the workshop conducted in the premises. The Chairman of the CBSE Shri Vineet Joshi, Dr. Sadhana Parashar Director & Training Academics, Ms. Padmini Sriraman, Vice Chairperson of CSSC, Shri D.T. Sudharshan Rao, Joint Secretary, CBSE Regional Office, Chennai, were felicitated by Shri.S.Namasivyam, our Senior Principal and Chairperson of Chennai Sahodaya School Complex. Eighty teachers across the city schools attended the programme.

BHARATMATA POOJA

The identity of our nation is symbolised through the image of Bharatmata and Flag- the symbol of defiance , outlined in the political map of India. The hall of wisdom -Ved Bhavan was well decorated and India Map brought out the significance of our nation, its heroes, leaders and reformers in its true spirit of Nationalism. Our Senior Principal brought out the importance of Freedom fighters and our bilateral relations with Maldives . In the wake of present challenges at the inaugural session. To uphold the dignity of our Tricolour, patriotic speeches and songs were presented by the students and teachers. The programme was well coordinated by Ms. Chitra Ramesh, Head of the Hindi department as part of IMCT.

VIRUJSHA POOJA

Viruksha Pooja was organized in our school because we worship nature as protection of nature involves protection of all life forms - Animals, Birds, Plants, Trees etc. It is imperative to protect Forest, Animals, Environment, to protect human beings. These acquired samskaras will help the students to understand the significance & conservation of plants, animals and nature.

“NATIONAL MATHEMATICS DAY”AND 125TH BIRTH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION

The mathematics department of Maharishi Vidya mandir Sr. School , chetpet, Chennai. celebrated “National Mathematics Day”and 125th birth anniversary of our great mathematician Sri. Srinivasa Ramanujan on 14th Dec. 2012 with great success. The guest of honour was Mrs. Bhuvana Shankar, Principal, Chennai Public School, Anna Nagar. The programme started with the lighting of lamp by the chief guest and the principal shri S. Namasivayam .This was followed by prayer song and welcome address. Thereafter the chief guest highlighted the achievements of Sri. Ramanujan. The beauty of the function was the excellent display of charts, all over the school campus, prepared by the students. High lights of the day were math quiz competition, Math treasure hunt and math through dance. Math quiz was enjoyed by all the student audience, as all the questions and their answers were displayed on the big screen for their viewing.

Math treasure hunt was an entirely new experience for the student participants, as the clue given were in the form of math problems, related to our day to day life situtaions, which they often solve in their classrooms.
Math through dance was very innovative and interesting. Different geometrical figures were depicted through dance. Thanks to our modern animation technique Ramanujan himself came alive on the screen and spoke to the students. It was a wonderful experience to the students.Ramanujan’s magic squares was explained through power point presentation.
The whole celebration was well planned, well executed and so engrossing that at the end of two and half hours no body realized that the programme has come to an end.

SCIENCE FOR TOMORROW

As part of our Tri-Decennial Year Celebrations “ Science For Tomorrow” , “Exhibition stretched across the three blocks in the institution created a remarkable history on 23rd and 24th November 2012, in bringing out the intrinsic talents of the students to the fore. The exhibits designed and prepared by the students from Stds. LKG to XII, in original added to its natural appeal and sheen to the projects and real working models. The involvement of the students proved exemplary as the scientific temper and quest for practical applications with live demonstrations remained at the helm of affairs in the field of Science & Technology. The presentations were articulate and realistic. The wide range of scientific exhibits include Mechanical Helper, SPG Car, Atomic Force Microscopy, I Gene, Mass Colony Robot, Desalination, Self Generator, Solar Helicopter, Air Checking device, Carbon Capture, Remote Control Car, Hydroelectricity, Cable Car and Aqua Car comprising 60 exhibits in total.

Our Senior principal Shri.S.Namasivayam inaugurated the programme and briefed about the Tri - Decennial Year Science Exhibition and its significance. “How to develop scientific approach from the basic elements of Science to the importance of Energy, Water, and Environment”, were the important features brought out by our Chief Guest Dr.K.Kesavan Retd. HOD in Chemistry from Presidency College, Chennai in his address. At the valedictory function, the outstanding prizes were distributed to the meritorious students by our eminent Guest of the day. Prizes were awarded at First, Second and Third categories at different levels from Stds. KG to XII along with cash prize Rs.5000/- , Rs.3000/- and Rs.2000/- respectively. The effort of the organisers Mrs.S.Geetha and team members of the science department is highly commendable. We had the privilege of our Chairman Shri Ajay Prakash Shrivatsava visiting the Exhibition and blessing the children.

International Conference on Education

Ms. J Premila of the English department had the opportunity to participate in International Conference of Excellence in School Education at IIT, Delhi. Her paper presentation and power point presentation on th topic “Role of Parenting”, on data based facts, won recognition as a part of Educational Excellence.

LIONS QUEST PROGRAMME

Lions Quest Foundation conducted a workshop programme for all the teachers of MVM on 15th August 2012 between 9.30 am and 12 noon. Dr.Adilakshmi Lions Quest Trainer briefed about the importance of Life Skill Programme For Adolescence which could be implemented along with the school curriculum.
It is a comprehensive positive youth development and preventive programme for young people in classes 6 to 10. It provides opportunities for young people to learn the essential skills needed to lead healthy productive lives and to maintain a good relationship with family members, peers, school and community. It also foster skills in responsibility, Decision Making, Communication, Self Confidence, and Goal Setting for adolescence.
This workshop was very interesting and informative. It will increase teacher’s ability to handle adolescence in classroom situation and also mold them as better citizens of future.

KANYA POOJA (17TH OCTOBER TO 19TH OCTOBER-2012)

To promote the initiatives taken by the Institution to promote moral and cultural ethics, training is imparted to the teachers to train the students at different levels. The Girls between the age groups five to eleven from Stds. LKG to IV attended the Kanya Pooja. To understand the significance of values preserved from times immemorial the occasion was brought alive with Mantra chanting and devotional songs in accordance with ceremonial irtes and rituals, performed in the presence of our school, staff and students, parents and well-wishers.

MAGIC SHOW

In connection with Childrens’ day celebration a Magic show was organised for the KG Children on 15th November. The same was conducted by Mr. Thomas. It was thoroughly enjoyed by the Children.

AN EDUCATION AND RECREATIONAL TRIP

An educational and recreational trip was arranged for Classes VII and VIII to Bengurulu and Mysore from 22nd September to 26th September. We visited Hallibedu, Bellur, Shravana Bellagula, Iskon temple( Bengurulu), Brindavan Garden, Summer Palace and Mysore Palace. The children enjoyed the cultural and historical heritage of the place.

DOCTORS MEET

The School authorities discussed issues confronting the children in the present trend. A detailed health comprehensive programme on the importance of health & hygiene, balanced nutritious food with healthy food habits remained tips for promoting health factor as an asset for Human Development Index.

XSEED PROGRAMME

X SEED – An innovative teaching programme has been introduced for LKG during the academic year 2012 –2013. It helps the children learn best by action, followed by reflection and feed back. It is designed around 5 step Experimental Learning Method i.e., Aim, Activity, Analyse, Apply and Assess. This programme develops the communication skills and thinking skills of the children. The learning methodology brings out the unique potential of the children and enables learning by doing.

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