International Yoga day 2023
The International Yoga day was celebrated in Chinmaya Vidyalaya, Anna Nagar on 21.6.23
of Class VII, NCC, Scouts and Guides performed yogasanas and Pranayama. Kg children also
performed yoga in the kindergarten section.
Our Vidyalaya had an opportunity to work with C20 team as companions of one earth at the
historic town of Mahabalipuram. The aim of the conference was to discuss the application
Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam under the able guidance of our Acharya Swami Mitrananda, Chinmaya
who is India Coordinator for the summit. The staff, students, parents and alumni of our
took up various responsibilities in the functioning of the conference.
The culture of the 20 participating countries was exhibited at the venue and our
privileged to be the live models in the exhibition. Our Holy Gita was released as a
copy in which, our Sanskrit master Mr. Kannan was part of the editing team and he was
by governor of Tamil Nadu Shri R N Ravi on stage. It was a great enrichment programme
for all of
us to explore along with the foreign delegates the facets of unity in diversity, and
together to build a harmonious world.
Ganapathy Homam - 2023
The academic year 2023-24 had a divine beginning on April 4th, 2023. Ganapathy Homam,
Homam, Dhanvantri Homam, Lakshmi Homam and Mrityunjaya Homam were performed in our
to ensure health, knowledge, long life and spiritual well-being of everyone. Our
Dr Shri R Suryakumar and his wife performed the pooja. This was followed by Kalasa
our Vidya Ganapathy, seeking the Lord’s blessings for good health, prosperity and
Vahana pratista Ceremony 2023
Vahana pratista is the ceremony by which a moosika was consecrated in the vidyalaya
GANAPATHY temple. Special hymns and Vedic mantras were recited to invite the Mosika to
be in the
shila roopam always in the temple, thus infusing life into the statue and the murti's
opened for the first time. The students along with the teaching staff saw this through a
The ritual involved a Puja, chanting of Sanskrit mantras, ganapathy have , abishekam and
of bhajans. After the maha aarti prasad was distributed.
Annual Lunch - 2023
This year, the annual lunch was hosted by Chinmaya Vidyalaya Virugambakkam, on 22nd
All schools of Chinmaya gathered to acknowledge the success achieved by the sheer hard
perseverance of our dear teachers who had retired, completed 25 years and 10 years of
Mrs.Rama received memento for 25 years of completion. Mrs.Zeema, Mrs.Poornima,
Mrs.Sakunthala received memento for completing 10 years. From our school, Mrs Latha
honoured for her excellent years of service and dedication. Mrs.Shuba priya from K.G and
Subbulakshmi BV teacher was also honored on this occasion.
Bidding adieu - Honorable Shri R Suryakumar
Anna Nagar teachers, bid farewell to one of our most beloved correspondent, Honorable
Suryakumar , who has been a knight , a refined person of our vidyalaya. On this very
the outgoing teachers also were felicitated and were honored. We wish all the best to
them and pray the blessings of our Pujya Gurudev be bestowed upon them forever.
108th Chinmaya Jayanti
The 108th Chinmaya Jayanti was not a mere celebration of a birthday it was a celebration
life of transformation in the vidyalaya campus. Pujya Gurudev transformed from
to a great master, Swami Chinmayananda. Chinmaya Jayanti is a celebration of his
and a great source of inspiration for all of us to bring transformation in our lives.
and students contributed kitchen provisions to Premapuri Ashram an elderly care centre
token of our gratitude to the great master.
The day concluded with the Memorial talk on Dynamic spirituality by swami.
Divine Life Society in Chinmaya Heritage. A day filled with Sadhana on this Sadhana Day.
for introspection and reflection. A Day of feeling blessed. A Day filled with gratitude
National Science day - 2023
This academic year, 2022-23, The National Science day was celebrated in Chinmaya
nagar on 02/03/2023 in honor of the renowned Indian physicist, Nobel laureate and Bharat
awardee, Dr. C. V. Raman.
Project Day -Apradhim Bala Prakasini
Chinmaya Vidyalaya Anna Nagar organised a Project Day -Apradhim Bala Prakasini on 2nd
for class 3 wherein the young budding brains showcased their talents in Science,
Linguistics enthusiastically. The models and charts they exhibited created a great
about the importance of our culture, environmental conservation and cognitive skill. The
Principal, the Vice Principal was the guest of the show, whose insights and
motivated the children to further their interest in their chosen concepts and widen
perspective as well. The other teachers and parents were the spectators who visited
projects, kindled their spirit with their appreciative comments to bring the best out of
Gurudev’s Visit – 13th March 2023
Gurudev visited our vidyalaya on 13th March to celebrate His 108th birthday with the
of our kindergarten children. Our correspondent Dr. Sri R. Suryakumar and the Principal
with the senior teachers accompanied Him from the Heritage centre. The privileged
with Vice principal, parents of the KG students and the neighbours received Gurudev with
taalapoli, kolatam, poornakumbam and bhajans. Day 2 and day 3 the KG students along with
parents performed the Paduka Pooja and received Gurudev’s portrait as yagna Prasad.
Kindergarten Graduation Day – 2023
Chinmaya Vidyalaya Anna Nagar, celebrated its 33rd Kindergarten Graduation Day on March
2023 at the school Decenial Auditorium. The chief guest for the day was Smt.
Principal of Bhaktavatsalam Vidyashram, Korattur,Chennai. It was indeed a joyous day for
kindergarten children, parents and teachers.
Sri Rama Navami - 2023
Rama Navami is a festival that commemorates the birth of Sri Rama, the seventh avatar of
Vishnu in the Treta Yuga. This year, Rama Navami and Villaku Pooja were jointly
our Vidyalaya in a grand manner on March 30th 2023.
Educational tour - Kumbakonam
As a part of an educational tour, Chinmaya Vidyalaya, Anna Nagar organized a trip to
places in and around Kumbakonam and Thanjore. Students of classes VII and VIII went for
two-day trip. Students enjoyed the trip and came to know about the Indian culture,
and about great Indian kings. It was a memorable trip for the students and the teachers.
Maha Shivarathri Celebration - 2023
Maha Shivarathri was celebrated with great grandeur in Chinmaya Vidyalaya on 18th
The Shivalinga was beautifully decorated with various flowers and vilva leaves. Our
department also celebrated Shivarathri on the previous day (17.02.2023) Children
bhajans. Children prayed and offered flowers.
CCA Prize day - 2023
CCA Prize day is celebrated in our Vidyalaya every year to encourage the children to
their talents. CCA Prize day was held in our Vidyalaya on 13.02.2023. The popular singer
Mohan was the chief guest of this programme. The presence of the famous singer made the
memorable one. Inspiring speech and the melodious songs sung by Smt. Swetha Mohan made
students and teachers awestruck. Prize distribution ceremony was another attraction of
programme. The overall trophy was lifted by the cauvery house. The cultural programme
dances and songs were enjoyed by one and all.
The students of Std IX, X, XI and XII were the active participants of Amaaya- the
CCA competition. There were on the whole 29 events inclusive of 19 off-stage events, 6
events and 4 submission events. The cultural event was formally inaugurated on
Vice Principal of the Vidyalaya, Mrs. D. Lakshmi Prabha presided over the inaugural
The cultural events paved a platform for the students to exhibit their talents and to
and appreciate the talents of their fellow mates
Gita Din - 2022
4th December 2022 Gita Din was celebrated in our Vidyalaya in association with Samskruta
Bharathiyar birthday Celebration – 2022
140th Bharathiyar birthday was celebrated on 11.12.2022 by students of Chinmaya
Kindergarten project Expo
The kindergarten project exhibition held on the 8th and 12th of December 2022 at the
kindergarten block. It was a spectacular show with all the kindergarten children
their talents. The topics exhibited by the lower kindergarten were about the numbers 1
to 10 and
the upper kindergarten exhibited various EVS topics like transport, fruits and
clothes, flowers, birds and animals and plants. Participating in the exhibition made
very confident and creative and thus created a holistic development in them.
Gita- Pradarshini, the Bhagavad-Gita-Exhibition, inaugurated on 26th December 2022, at
Vidyalaya Annanagar. It is the joint project by Samskruta Bharati and Chinmaya Mission
Kindergarten CCA Prize Day 2022-23
The kindergarten CCA Prize Day for the academic year 2022-23 was held on 5th January
2023 in the
school auditorium.The chief guest for the program was our school aĺumni Mrs Anjana
Thyagaraja Aradhana is an annual aradhana of Telugu saint composer Thyagaraja. The
observed on Pushya Bahula Panchami day when the saint attained samadhi, where the
render the saint's Pancharatna Kritis. We had the Thyagaraja aaradhana at school on
Students sang Pancharatna kriti and Thyagaraja kritis. Our principal madam V
addressed the students and also shared her thoughts on Saint Thyagaraja
Pongal Celebration – 2023
Pongal was celebrated in a grand manner on 12th January 2023 at Chinmaya Vidyalaya, Anna
The pongal pot was kept on a firewood stove and when the dish boiled and overflowed,
gathered around shouted ‘Pongalo Pongal’ in great joy. Students from class I to XII
in various cultural events like Karagattam, Gummiattam, Silambattam, Oyilattam and
martial art Kalari
Educational tour – Class VI, III, IV, V
Chinmaya Vidyalaya, Anna Nagar organized an educational tour for the students of class
Pondicherry. A one-day trip to VGP- Marine Kingdom was organised for grades 3,4 and 5
They explored the Marine world, where in they learnt about various types of fishes and
habitats. They also enjoyed the mermaid show. The exploration made them inquisitive
marine species and the importance of conserving them for a balanced ecosystem. The trip
only knowledgeable and enjoyable
Republic Day celebration - 2023
The Republic Day celebration for this year, was observed in the school campus with great
gratification. Our Correspondent,Dr.Shri R Suryakumar welcomed the gathering and our
D.Venkataraman, Chief Guest of the day unfurled the National Flag and inspired the
students with his inspiring thoughts. The March Past by the NCC, Scouts and Guides and
students filled the air with patriotic fervour.
Chinmaya Vidyalaya Anna Nagar organised a Project Day -Rainbow Dazzlers on 31 January
primary classes 1 and 2, wherein the young budding brains showcased their talents in
Arithmetic and Linguistics enthusiastically. The models and charts they exhibited,
great awareness about the importance of our culture, environmental conservation and
Karuna Club Inauguration
The Principal, Vice Principal, Staff and Students of Chinmaya Vidyalaya Anna Nagar
the Karuna Club on Wednesday 8th February 2023 in the Decennial Auditorium at 10 a.m.
Sajjan Jain President of Karuna International for Chennai Kendra and Shri. A.S.
Educational Officer of Karuna International were present for the function. The programme
in young adults the inherent love, kindness and compassion towards all living beings,
animals and fellow human beings; as well as to appreciate and help in their own way to
our environment. Club activities in schools will benefit students in multiple ways.
Blood Donation camp
Chinmaya Vidyalaya Annanagar and 1 TN (BTY) NCC Chennai, jointly organized a Blood
on 04.02.2023 at our Vidyalaya from 8.30 am to 12.30 pm. 81 units of Blood were
camp was a success and was well appreciated by the Guest Dr. Shri S Ashwin Prasad,
Medicine Consultant at Apollo hospital, and the public on that day
Kindergarten Sports Day
The Kindergarten students of Chinmaya Vidyalaya Annanagar, celebrated their sports day
February 4th 2023 with great fervour. The Chief Guest Dr. S. Ashwin Prasad, our Alumnus,
Emergency Medicine Consultant, Apollo Hospital declared the sports meet open. The final
were conducted and the students actively participated in all the races. Some of the
races were- Krishna race, Butterfly race, Clown race, and Flower race. Special
performed confidently by the students of Upper Kindergarten. Krish. T.D. and Aarush. T.
demonstrated their cycling skills and Thanusri. V and Jisha Ajithkumar demonstrated
skating skills. K.K. Maghizhan , a sports prodigy in multi fields demonstrated his
skills and mesmerized the audience.. The audience were dazzled by the mass drill
the Sunflowers by the tiny tots. The formation of the drill added a vibrant look to the
Children’s Day Celebration - 2022
Children’s Day was celebrated on 14.11.2022 in our Vidyalaya in a grand manner. Children
watching their favourite teachers perform different dance styles like semi-classical
dance, dandiya dance and free style dance. The melodious music and vibrant attire was a
for the eyes. A hilarious skit based on the effects of online classes was also enacted.
classic songs sung by the teachers were highly applauded by the students.
Mathru Pooja Celebration - 2022
Mathru Puja, celebrated on 8-10-22, is a unique Puja that instils reverence and love in
child for his/her mother.
Onam Celebration -2022
Onam, India's biggest harvest festival, was celebrated on 12.09.2022 in our Vidyalaya.
Children rendered bhajans. Dance drama was performed by the children which had the
symbols of Kerala. A small skit on the story of Mahabali and Vamana was performed by the
children. They also performed a dance and Pulikali, one of the folk art forms of Kerala.
Teacher’s Day Celebration - 2022
Teacher’s Day was celebrated on 5th September 2022 to honour teachers for their
contribution in shaping the lives of children.
Sports Day – 2022
The Chief Guest for the Opening Ceremony LT. COL. R C Barthwal, SM- Officer Commanding I
NCC declared the Sports Meet open. In his inaugural address he spoke about life in the
advised the students to follow a disciplined life style. Around seventy sports events
conducted for students. Events were also conducted for alumni, parents and staff. The
Guest for the Closing Ceremony was Mr. Vignesh Hariharan, Kettel Bell World Champion,
Fitness Entrepreneur and award winner of - ICON of the year 2018. While addressing the
he quoted the success story of a fellow sportsman Sri. Anand Gunasekharan who had
the field of sports despite many hurdles in life. His message to the students was
Give Up’. The overall trophy was won by the Alkananda House.
Gnana Yagna – August 2022
Chinmaya Vidyalaya Annanagar was the venue for the two-day Gnana Yagna by Swami
(Chinmaya Mission, Chennai) conducted on 27th evening and 28th morning of August 2022 on
topic ‘Sadhana Panchakam’. Sadhana Panchakam composed by Adi Shankaracharya, consists of
verses of 40 steps. Each step is like a step in a ladder, taking us progressively to
goal of Moksha or Nirvana.
Swami Mitrananda, a dynamic disciple of H H Swami Chinmayananda, explained these verses
succinctly to an auditorium packed to capacity. All the parents, grandparents and other
were inspired to follow these simple steps, eg: connect with spirituality every day,
devotion, give up unnecessary desires, develop self-restraint and many more.
Super Kid Cop - The Greater Chennai Police
The Greater Chennai Police have launched ‘Super Kid Cop’, for the children from classes
Class VII to monitor the driving patterns of the motorists and also act as a gatekeeper
advice to their parents and others on the need to adhere to traffic rules. The students
monitor the driving of their parents, auto rickshaw and van drivers. The children would
the Super Kid Cop card, launched by Greater Chennai Police and would also be awarded a
certificate at the end of the program. Nakshatara P of Std IV took part in this program
interviewed by NDTV recently. She reported that her father had followed all the traffic
properly and that this initiative had helped her to understand the traffic rules better.
father Mr. Pratheep Chandramohan too was interviewed in the same program.
Ganesh Chaturthi Celebration - 2022
Ganesh Chaturthi was celebrated with a lot of pomp and vigour on 30-8-22 in our school
The Vinayaka idol was brought in a vividly decorated palanquin accompanied by a bevy of
who revved up the spirit of the celebration.
Chennai day - 2022
Chennai day was celebrated in a grand manner by the students of Chinmaya Vidyalaya
Sakshi of 10 th std spoke on the significance of the day. Students presented a tableau
highlighting various landmarks in Chennai. Students sang the glory of places in Chennai.
audience were able to gather a lot of information from this program about Namma Chennai.
same day students of classes VI & VII took part in the 'Chennai day quiz' which tested
knowledge about the important places in Chennai. The winners were awarded certificates.
Janmashtami Celebration -2022
Janmashtami, the birth of Krishna was celebrated with much joy and enthusiasm on
Kindergarten children of CVA also celebrated Janmashtami in a grand manner. The block
decorated beautifully with the Krishna idol in the centre. All children dressed in blue
traditional touch to the celebration. Our Principal motivated everyone to chant Jai Shri
and offer Tulsi leaves at the Lotus feet of Shri Krishna. The celebration filled the air
joy and festive spirit.
Investiture ceremony and CCA Inauguration - 2022
The investiture ceremony of Student council for the academic year 2022-23 was held at
Vidyalaya Anna nagar. The students of class 6-10 performed a cultural program on
a mark of CCA inauguration. The Chief Guest Dr. R Suryakumar addressed the gathering.
of wisdom and thoughts about leadership were inspiring and filled all the newly elected
and everyone in the hall with energy, enthusiasm and courage to face the world and
76th Independence Day Celebration - 2022
The 76th Independence Day was celebrated with great patriotic spirit on 15-8-22. Our
Correspondent Dr R Suryakumar hoisted the national flag. Ms Aishwarya Radhakrishnan,
Sr. Cadet Captain of 1(TN) Naval Unit NCC took the salute and addressed the gathering.
World Food Day 2022
Eat Healthy Stay Healthy".. In connection with the World Food Day, a food project was
in the kindergarten department on 17.10.2022. The project aimed at developing a healthy
and life style pattern from an early age among children.
Diwali Celebration - NCC 1 TN Bty NCC
NCC cadets of Chinmaya vidyalaya Anna Nagar celebrated deepavali with inmates of guild
service a school for deaf and dumb at Anna Nagar by donating Rs 5000, sweets, crackers
dresses. On the same day they have donated RS 9400 to Avvai home an old age home at
kundratthoor. NCC 1 TN Bty NCC officials have also taken part in this programme.
33rd Annual Day - 2022
Our Vidyalaya celebrated its 33rd Annual Day on 28th October 2022 vigorously
the theme ‘Bharatho Baasathe’, the success stories of India’s great achievers in various
Chief guest for the programme Prof. Dr. V. Chockalingam, (Dr. MGR Medical University).
celebration was dedicated to all the great achievers, intellectuals, scientists,
cricketers, doctors, physicists, astronauts, actors, dancers, who appeared alive on
made our country proud, Their contribution to society in whole and to the nation is
International Yoga Day - 2022
International Yoga Day was celebrated on 21st June in Chinmaya Vidyalaya. The theme for
year was ‘Yoga for Humanity’ which means yoga for the health for all. Students of the
participated in the Yoga Day celebration with much vigour and enthusiasm. Students of
NCC, SCOUTS AND GUIDES performed yoga with the guidance of the Yoga instructor Mrs.
Guru Aradhana Day - 2022
The 27th Aradhana Day was observed in Chinmaya Vidyalaya, Annanagar with great
3rd is a day of Sadhana – a special day in remembrance of Pujya Gurudev- Swami
for the invaluable service rendered by him to mankind. Swami Mitrananda, the resident
Mentor at Chinmaya Mission Chennai, graced the occasion with his presence.
Guru Purnima - 2022
Guru Purnima was celebrated on 13th July 2022 to honour Guru-Shishya Parampara .
invocation by the school choir, Vyasa Ashtothra Namavali was read and Pooja was
Pooja concluded with chanting of Gurustotram and bhajans on the divine glory of Guru
by the high school students.
'Har Ghar Tiranga – 2022
'Har Ghar Tiranga’ is a campaign under the aegis of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav, to
to bring the Tiranga home hoist it to mark the 75th year of India’s Independence. All
students of our school hoisted the tricolour atop their houses and took a selfie. These
were then made into a collage and displayed outside their classes. A flex banner
best 75 selfies was proudly exhibited in school. Also 75 flags were displayed in the
commemorate the 75th Independence Day. This initiative invoked the feeling of patriotism
hearts of all the students and also promoted awareness about the Indian National Flag.
Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav
Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav or the 75th Anniversary of Indian Independence is being
India with great enthusiasm. In connection with this, a cycle rally was staged on
which NCC Cadets, Scouts and Guides and student council members participated. These 75
cycled from our school to 3rd Main road and back, shouting ‘Vande Mataram’, ‘Jai Hind’
wishing everyone a very happy Independence Day. The rally generated a lot of interest
people came out to witness it. All of them promised to celebrate this 75th Independence
patriotic fervour. Some of our teachers too participated in this event to create an
about the 75th Independence Day.
106th Chinmaya Jayanthi
Our Pujya Gurudev's 106th Jayanthi was celebrated on Sunday, 8th May 2022 in our school
premises. On this sacred day- a day on which we express our immense gratitude to one of
notable spiritual leaders in India- pooja, abhisekam and aarathi was performed with a
divinity, followed by chanting of the Ashtothara Namavali. Our Tamil teacher Mrs
composed and rendered a beautiful song as a tribute to Gurudev. On this auspicious
school conducted Annadanam to benefit 108 needy people in the neighbourhood. This noble
was contributed by students of Class X and XII as a token of their gratitude.
Chinmaya Vidyalaya , Annanagar was instrumental in providing slight relief to the
from the scorching heat of Chennai on Thursday 28.04.2022. All students of std IX and
brought curd packets which were churned into butter milk poured into vessels and taken
Maruthi bus stop at 6th Avenue, Annanagar. Our Prinicpal, Mrs V Gowrilakshmi along with
teachers, NCC cadets, Scouts, Guides and students of Std IX distributed unlimited
the public from 10.30 am to 12.30 pm. Passers-by, auto rickshaw drivers, labourers,
vendors etc. quenched their thirst and appreciated this gesture. This activity of public
gave immense delight and gratification to our students who are looking forward to
act of Manavaseva as Madhavaseva.
International Dance Day - 2022
International Dance Day (April 29th) is a celebration of all types of dance, and was
recognise how the act of dancing can break cultural barriers. We celebrated
day with the performance of 3 dance forms. Bharatanatyam performed by kavya, Priyanka
tanushya of Std 8th and 9th, Mohiniyattam dance performed by samyuktha and megha of 9th
Kashmiri dance performed by Janani, Joshitha, Meghana, Swetha and Sathvika.
The Earth Day - 2022
The Earth Day was celebrated in Chinmaya Vidayalaya Anna nagar on 22nd April 2022 in a
manner. Students from classes VI to VIII participated in the programme enthusiastically.
was performed by the students of class X. They showcased about the present condition of
earth and the need to protect it for the future generation. They highlighted the topics
pollution, global warming, water scarcity and disposal of industrial waste. Students
pledge “We must, We can” towards protecting our mother earth.
Annual Lunch - 2022
Chinmaya Vidyalaya, Anna Nagar was privileged to host the Annual Lunch on 23rd April for
entire Chinmaya fraternity. The management honoured the teachers, office staff and
who have completed 25 years and 10 years of service in the Vidyalaya. The retired
honoured and everyone wished them a happy and healthy retired life. Among them were our
teachers Mrs Jayashree, Mr Subramani and Mrs Prasanna. The Annual Lunch meet was a
and delicious experience in an aesthetically arranged environment. Everyone was happy to
the teachers from different Vidyalayas and share their thoughts. It was a very relaxing
all the teachers away from the daily routine.
Punith Sagar Abhiyan
National Cadet Corps (NCC) has initiated a nationwide flagship campaign 'Punith Sagar
to clean the seashores/beaches of plastic and other waste material. In connection to
cadets and Scouts and Guides of Chinmaya Vidyalaya Annanagar cleaned the Marina Beach on
18.04.2022 (Monday) from 09.30am onwards. It was done under the banner of 1TN Battery,
than 10 bags of garbage were removed by them. This program was conducted under the able
of our Principal Mrs V Gowrilakshmi and Officer Commanding, Lt.Col .R.C.Barathwal,S.M.
Ram Navami - 2022
Ram Navami, is looked upon as an important Hindu Festival, to honor the birth of Lord
seventh avatar of Lord Vishnu in the Treta yuga. So, every year, with a lot of faith and
dedication the students of our vidyalaya celebrate this glorious day with Pomp and show.
opened in the campus with Nama japa followed by the ashtothara pooja where the children
Rama stotram & rendered melodious bhajans on Bagavan. The pooja concluded with maha
distribution of traditional prasad, pannakam & neermore which the kids relished happily.
students expressed their enthusiasm while the Rama Nama likitha japa booklets were
With great reverence they completed writing the Nama 1008 times. This naturally prepared
minds to focus on the divinity and experience the joy within. It was a privilege for our
students of class VIII to participate in the live streaming of chanting the Hanuman
the renowned Ayyapan temple in Annanagar. It can be viewed through you tube channel
Vilakku Pooja 2022
The teachers and staff of Chinmaya Vidyalaya performed Vilakku pooja on 5.4.22 in a
in the school campus. The pooja was performed by our Principal, Vice Principal and all
. Pooja was led by the team of teachers. Deities were decorated with beautiful flowers.
sahasranamam was chanted melodiously. Bhajans sung by the teachers brought tremendous
energy, filled the atmosphere with divinity and took everyone to a higher level of
and made it a memorable and devotional occasion.
Ganapathy homam 2022
Ganapathy homam, Hayagreeva homam, Dhanvantri homam, Lakshmi homam and Mrityunjaya homam
performed in our school campus on 04.04.2022 to ensure health, knowledge, long life and
spiritual wellbeing of everyone. Havan purified the entire atmosphere and left a divine
impression in everyone’s heart.
Gita Chanting Competition
Chinmaya Mission, Chennai despite the pandemic, conducted the city level competition
virtual platform, wherein 75 students from our Vidyalaya participated enthusiastically
bagged the third position at the city level. The proud students along with Principal,
Principal & the teachers, received the shield from Swami. Sureshanandhaji, Chinmaya
Riya Anand of 8C, of our Vidyalaya, had an opportunity to take part in the third edition
Chinmaya Alapa ,an interschool story telling competition, conducted by our Chinmaya
schools on 4th February 2022.
V.G.N, Avadi, hosted the event through the online platform and Smt.Radha Narayanan- Co-
and creative head of Gurucool Fun ,was the guest of honor and the judge. This was an
to teach Indian History through stories. Riya Anand spoke about the ancient king
Ranjith Singh and bagged the second prize.
Bharathiyar Tamil Online
West Cluster Schools organised - Bharathiyar Tamil Online Competition 2022 - in
was hosted by Kola Saraswathi Vaishnav School, Kilpauk. Many competitions honouring
Subramania Bharathiyar, were conducted online for students of Class VI.
Sreshta S of Std VI won the Second prize in the Solo Instrumental Music category (of
poems). She was honoured at the Valedictory Function held on 4.3.2022.
INTER SCHOOL COMPETITION
West Cluster conducted an Inter school competition, organized by The Schram Academy for
students. A team of six students from our school participated. The following topics were
by the organizer:
1. End poverty.
2. End hunger and Improve nutrition and sustainable Agriculture.
3. Ensure equitable and quality education.
4. Achieve gender equality
Children chose Topic No.2 which is SDG #2. They Online platforms like Whatsapp,
and Google meet to discuss about the topic to be selected, understand the problem they
trying to solve, Ideate, Define, Prototype and Test.
They shared apps like Google forms, Flipgrid and Padlet to gather their peer group’s
idea on the
They presented their ideas, views and innovative solutions through PowerPoint
(online) for 7 minutes, followed by 3 minutes interaction with judges.
Our school team won the second place.
KS Academy organized 'Marvel 2022' - A Pan India Level Accountancy examination in which
Kumaran of Class 12C secured second rank scoring 77.5/80 among 2500+ students in and
Chennai from 80+ schools. She also received a cash prize of Rs.30000.
Accounting Wizard 2022
RR Academy conducted Accounting Wizard 2022 in which Charukesi Sumedh Waikar and Megha
of Class 12 secured the first rank scoring a perfect 40 and Praveen of Class 12 secured
third rank scoring 38 out of 40 among 500+ students from 15+ schools in and around
many other students from our school secured Meritorious and Special prizes for their
ENDOWMENT PRIZE DAY
The Endowment Prize day was held on 19.03.2022. Shri.V.Manikandan, alumnus (Senior
Cognizant Technology Solution) presided over the function.
The chief guest while addressing the students shared his memories at school and inspired
students to put in 100% hard work to excel in their chosen field. He insisted on the
develop logical learning and rational thinking. Every child should charge himself with
‘‘Triple A’- ASPIRATION, ATTITUDE, APTITUDE to be successful. The prize winners were
by the chief guest.
KG GRADUATION DAY
Chinmaya Vidyalaya Annanagar celebrated its Kindergarten Graduation Day on March 24th
the school Decennial auditorium. The chief guest for the day was Smt. Latha Ganesan,
Chinmaya Vidyalaya -VGN Avadi. Our Principal Mrs V Gowrilakshmi welcomed the gathering.
chief guest in her convocation address, complimented the graduates on their achievements
congratulated the teachers for their dedication and hard work. The Kindergarten incharge
Usha Joseph presented the Kindergarten annual report for the year 2021-22, with the vote
thanks by Mrs Prasannna Rav
CCA prize day is celebrated to appreciate and to motivate children who have skillfully
their innate talents for the co-curricular activities conducted through online platform
throughout the academic year 2021 – 2022. Children who bagged the overall prizes were
with a trophy and a certificate. The overall trophy was won by Alakananda house.
“Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort”.
Chinmaya Vidyalaya celebrated ‘Achiever’s Day' on 4th April 2022 to felicitate the young
achievers of our vidyalaya. Many students from our vidyalaya took part in the National
International level competitions and brought laurels to the school. It was a proud
the parents and the staff of the vidyalaya to felicitate the students and encourage
Republic Day Celebration
This year Republic Day celebration was held in the school campus with great
joy. The programme started with Tamizh Thai Vazhthu. Our Principal Mrs. V. Gowrilakshmi
the gathering. Our Correspondent
Shri. R. Surya Kumar was the chief guest of the programme. He hoisted the National Flag
inspired the teachers through his motivational words. Mrs. Rajashree Menon Dept head of
proposed the Vote of Thanks. The event concluded with the rendition of the National
Ganesh Chathurti – 2021
Lord Ganesha, who is considered to be the remover of all obstacles is always worshipped
new beginning. Our Vidyalaya holds the privilege of having the Vidya Ganapathi temple
Vriksha Ganapathi besides it in the main building as well as a Vijaya Ganapathi temple
in the KG
block. Every year during the auspicious occasion of Vinayaka Chathurti a grand pooja is
performed in this temple. The Ganesh Chathurti is always celebrated in a grand manner in
campus, with various cultural events associated with the celebration.
Teachers Day Celebration-2021
Teaching is considered as one of the noblest professions in the world as this educated
alone can shape the world to a better and beautiful place. Chinmaya Vidyalaya, Anna
honoured their teachers by conducting myriads of virtual activities for the children.
one of class 1 and 2, made alluring greeting cards to show their love for their
Students of Classes 3 to 5 made fascinating bookmarks with a quote of Dr Sarvepalli
Radhakrishnan. Students of classes 6 to 8 had to imagine if they were teachers and were
write an essay for the same. 11th and 12th children organized wonderfully a virtual
treat to all
the teachers on this occasion to show their gratitude to them. All teachers
participated in the programme and enjoyed the day.
Onam Celebration -2021
“Onam is not just a festival to cherish, but a moment to reincarnate a past of
goodness.” Onam is celebrated to honour the kind-hearted and much-beloved demon King
who is believed to return to Kerala during this festival. This year, the Chinmaya Anna
family was in full swing to celebrate Onam. An Onam video was prepared by students and
of classes III-V.
Gokulashtami celebration – 2021
Children adore and love Lord Krishna because of His friendly and lovable nature. He is
of love, tenderness and compassion. Like no other festival children love to dress up
krishnas and flaunt with the hues of blue on them, the peacock feathers, the dangling
the adorned black khol fluttering eyes and the innocent and cuteness overflowing on
which obviously melts our hearts to bits. Due to the prevailing scenario of Corona
various interesting activities were conducted in a modest way by Chinmaya Anna Nagar for
1 to 8 through Google Meet. Classes 1 and 2 drew and coloured the picture of little
add to the celebrations, classes 3 to 5 made various traditional delicacies of little
favourites. Classes 6 to 8 performed solo dance with utmost involvement and danced to
to celebrate the spirit of Krishna Jayanthi.
GURU ARADHANA DAY 2021
August 3rd is a day of Sadhana for all Chinmayites, a special day to be spent in
Gurudev for the invaluable service He has offered to mankind and to seek His blessings.
humble endeavour to keep alive Gurudev's vision of spreading the message of the Bhagavad
the faculty members of Chinmaya Vidyalaya, Annanagar chanted the 18 chapters of the
Gita. The whole hearted involvement of the teachers added to the sanctity of the day.
Investiture ceremony - 2021
Investiture ceremony was held on 7th August 2021(virtually). The members of the newly
school council took the oath. They were felicitated by our Principal after the oath
ceremony. The Head Boy Viswajith gave the acceptance speech and promised to take the
fame of school to greater heights. This program will certainly help children to hone
leadership skills. Today's leaders are tomorrow’s icons so wishing the entire team
they embark on a new journey to serve the Vidyalaya in letter and spirit.
75th Independence Day Celebration – 2021
The Chinmaya Anna Nagar fraternity celebrated the 75th Anniversary of India’s
on 15th August 2021, an important milestone of Indian history. Many CCA activities were
through Google Meet for the children from classes 1 to 8 in connection with this day.
Suryakumar, our Correspondent, unfurled the national flag. Independence Day celebration
virtually too, by the students with the guidance of Hindi department teachers, the same
compiled as video and was viewed by all the students.
Guru Purnima Celebration - 2021
Guru Purnima is meant for paying an ode to teachers and is also known as Vyasa Purnima,
birth anniversary of sage Veda Vyasa. This year it was celebrated on 24th July in our
The students of Std 6 took part in the virtual celebrations which was conducted by our
teacher Mrs Visalakshi. Vyasa Puja was performed and Vyasa Ashtothram was chanted. H.H.
Mitrananda’s video was shown to all the students during the online classes where Swamiji
beautifully explained the significance of the day. He called it a day of selflessness
gratitude where the students showed their gratitude to the selfless teacher.
This celebration of the guru-shishya relationship was continued in the ten-day
Devo Bhava organised by Chinmaya Mission and Chinmaya Academy of management where
all the Chinmaya Vidyalayas were honoured. Both the videos can be watched using the
105th Chinmaya Jayanthi Celebration - 2021
Our Beloved Pujya Gurudev Swami Chinmayananda’s 105th Jayanthi was celebrated on 8th May
Interesting and attractive PPTs and videos were presented by the teachers of all
showcased how the four major components of CVP-Integrated Development, Indian Culture,
Patriotism and Universal Outlook-were connected to all the Scholastic and Co-Scholastic
subjects. On the occasion of Chinmaya Jayanthi, a special puja was performed in school
detailed video on Gurudev’s Life History was prepared by our Balavihar teacher and shown
International Day of Yoga – 2021
International Yoga Day was celebrated by the students and teachers of Chinmaya Vidyalaya
Annanagar with great enthusiasm. Students of Class VI took part in an online Yoga
conducted by our Yoga teacher, Mrs Pabitra. Many students enthusiastically demonstrated
in their online classes. Our NCC & Scouts also participated in the Virtual Yoga Day
conducted by Chennai City CBSE Schools District. Teachers also took up the Yoga
proposed by our Principal, Mrs. V. Gowrilakshmi and posted pictures of themselves in
Yogic postures. Regular practice of yoga will surely help our students achieve a better
physically, mentally and spiritually as well.
Ramanavami celebration - 2021
The auspicious day of Ramanavami, the celebration of the birth of Lord Rama, was on
this year. Due to the pandemic, this year too it was celebrated online. Akhanda Rama
was organized from 6pm on 20th April to 6pm on 21st April by Chinmaya Mission Chennai.
could stream into the Divine reverberations of Rama Nama Japa. Few teachers of our
took part in this event and chanted for an hour from 3pm to 4pm on 21st April. Students
VII took part in the online puja. Students chanted the name of Lord Rama while the puja
by Mrs Visalakshi, Balvihar teacher. Students also chanted Rama bhajans and shared
Ramayana. All the students from KG to Std XII watched the video on Ramanavami compiled
Balvihar teacher. The celebrations on that day left a feeling of bliss among all.
Ramanavami celebration – (Kindergarten)
Sri Rama Navami, the birth anniversary of Lord Rama was also celebrated with great
fervor via online class by Kindergarten children too. Various activities like drawing &
the picture of Lord Rama, decorating the picture using flowers, bow making, singing
done by the Children during their online classes. They all participated with great
Sankatahara Chaturthi pooja
Ganesh temple in our school campus was repainted and Sankatahara chaturthi pooja was
in a grand manner. The entire staff of the school gathered at the temple premises as a
at the early hours to attend Ganapathi Homam and Punarpooja and to seek blessings from
Ganesha. Chanting of mantras and the resonance of temple bell created an atmosphere of
The Punarpooja brought absolute bliss among the devotees. It was a wonderful opportunity
away from the hustle-bustle of day to day activities and to show our gratitude towards
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
Sivapuranam, Lingashtakam, Siva panchakshara strotram and Ganga strotram were chanted
melodiously. Bhajans sung by the teachers brought tremendous spiritual energy, filled
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
Organization -Lady Baden Powell. The Chinmaya Vidyalaya Scouts and Guides Unit
day in our Vidyalaya. The enthusiastic Scouts, Guides, Cubs and Bulbuls of the unit
bring greenery around the campus by planting varieties of plants, which included a few
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
exams, which was held in our Vidyalaya on 19th February. Sub-major and a P I staff had
conduct the exams. NCC cadets of our school took part in it enthusiastically and proved
Annual Gita Chanting competition 2020
With the blessings of Pujya Gurudev Swami Chinmayananda, the annual Gita Chanting
2020 was completed through Online platform due to the COVID pandemic situation, for all
Chennai city schools. In connection to the competition, the award function was conducted
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.
Sureshanandaji and Shri Anand Chaithanya. The prizes were presented to the 120 prize
under various categories by the dignitaries on the stage. The prestigious award function
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
Republic Day celebration
We consider Republic Day celebrations as a moment of joy combined with our social
towards our beloved nation. On this 72nd Republic Day, let us remember, respect and
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
non-teaching staff attended the programme. In relation to this, students of STD VIII and
Social Department of our school presented a video which depicted the importance of our
freedom and the salient features of our Constitution.
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
students of classes IX-XII. Organized over the month of January, this event was rightly
bring students out of the monotonous online lifestyle and instead engage them on a
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
sun’s journey north wards. This period has special significance in Hindu mythology and
considered to be extremely auspicious. Pongal was celebrated virtually by the students
kindergarten. An exclusive villupattu about the significance of the festival and Pongal
Tamil songs were sung. Children danced gracefully and sweet Pongal was prepared in a mud
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
experience a typical Pongal celebration, which was seen as a true manifestation of our
culture and tradition.
Tapo Geeta Jayanti Fest
Gita Jayanti, a sacred day for Hinduism, was celebrated across the country on Friday,
25, 2020, on the auspicious day of Shukla Ekadasi of Margashirsha month. A very special
lead-up programme on Bhagavad Gita began online on Saturday, December 5, 2020. On
2020, our Vidyalaya students chanted Chapter 12, Bhakti Yoga of the Gita. On 25th
Chinmaya Mission – Mumbai, organized a special celebration in which our school students
with the students of Chennai Chinmaya Vidyalayas were given the opportunity to chant
Shatakam. On the same day evening, Chinmaya Mission, Chennai organized a program in
students were blessed with an opportunity of chanting 12th Chapter of Bhagavad Gita once
The month of Margasheersha, also known as Margazhi in Tamil, It is considered auspicious
putting efforts into one's own spiritual growth - be it Sadhana, Vrata, Bhajan or Pooja
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
“Andal Charithram”- the story of Sri Andal was beautifully narrated and enacted by the
Students of Standard I to VIII participated in the co-curricular Activities like Parrot
recitation of Pasuram, Garland making for Andal.
Tamil department and Music Department teachers rendered melodiously the Thirupaavai
with its meaning and the recorded version is being shared to all the parents and the
National Mathematics day
In connection with the National Mathematics day, various activities were conducted in
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
the students in all the activities is an affirmation to the fact that learning can be
everlasting if it can be integrated with life and daily activities.
ThiruKarthigai is celebrated on the full moon day of the month of Karthigai as per South
calendar. It was one of the most important festivals of the ancient Tamils. It is
Andhra Pradesh , Telengana , Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Srilanka .There are various
this . Lamps are lit before sunset to remove the negative energy from our
of our Vidhyalaya have enthusiastically showcased their talents in some art forms like
dance and designing of lamps : making Diyas using eco friendly materials ,Rangoli or
kolam and decorating the Diya plates.
Navrathri is a holy festival celebrated all over India with great pomp and festivity.
‘nine nights’ symbolizes victory of good over evil. This year it has been a damp squib
the pandemic. But don’t lose heart; this video compilation on Navrathri will surely make
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
Nagar School. Students from different standards participated in poem recitation,
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
anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel who played an important role in uniting India.
also known as an ‘Iron Man of India’ and as one of the founding leaders of the Republic
This year the students of standard XI came up with the virtual celebrations. This
included Introduction speech, significance of National Unity Day, Hindi song & dance
Unity in diversity and Rashtriya Ekta Diwas pledge. This occasion will definitely
opportunity to reaffirm the inherent strength and resilience of our nation to withstand
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
President of India, Dr APJ Abdul Kalam. The class 8 students have put in a great effort
including skits of various exquisite anecdotes of Kalam’s life. Apart from these
was conducted for the classes 1 to 8. Classes 1 and 2 had rocket making. Picture collage
vision of Dr.APJ Abdul kalam was a treat to the eyes. Classes 6, 7 and 8 did several
Intra-school Model United Nations Conference
An online intra-school Model United Nations Conference was held using Microsoft Teams
Meet on account of United Nations Day on 27th, 28th and 29th October 2020. It was
Madam Principal Mrs V Gowrilakshmi. There were four committees, namely the Human Rights
Economic and Social Council, The Office on Drugs and Crime and Joint Crisis Committees
Axis and Allied Powers. These were chaired by the students of class 12 as well as the
our Vidyalaya. The committees discussed various issues like attaining sustainable
goals, rights of socially displaced individuals, tackling Norco-terrorism and World War
There were about 140 participants from classes VIII-XII. Each committee gave out prizes
various degrees to the delegates for their performance. This experience exposed them to
degree thinking and made them better diplomats with strong negotiation skills. Despite
challenges faced by COVID-19, this programme exhibited an atmosphere of greater learning
exploration into new frontiers.
Google CS First training program
Mrs. Shanti Krishnamurthy, Director of CCMT Education cell, organized this training for
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
HODs, ICT teachers (148 attendees).This training introduced programming and computer
a fun and interactive way. A very flexible program, teachers and students can run it on
own pace and at their convenience. Our teachers Mrs.T.Hemamalini & Mrs.Renuka Krishna
both from Computer Science dept., were facilitators for the Google CS First training
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
occasion, our principal Mrs. V. Gowrilakshmi addressed the students and spoke on the
of sports and games. She motivated the students to participate in sports as it would
offer them a change from the monotony of a daily routine and help in keeping away stress
The festival that marks the birth of Lord Ganesha was celebrated with great devotion by
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
activities not only helped to bring out the creative talents of the students but also
their minds the seeds of admiration and respect for Indian tradition and culture.
This year, Teacher’s day was honored on 5th of September 2020. But the celebration was
heart wrenching without the children around.
However, the students from 10th and 12th made us enjoy with their inner talents of
instruments, dancing and cheering us and acknowledging all the teachers in their life.
part was the selection of the songs they wanted us to identify. Teacher’s day can never
complete without students' loving and warm presence.
Onam is celebrated to commemorate the glorious past of King Mahabali , a time when
joy and unity knew no bounds. This year too Chinmaya Vidyalaya, Anna Nagar celebrated
all its splendour
The investiture ceremony for the batch of 2020-21 was held on 3rd September 2020 at
Keeping in mind the pandemic scenario the school conducted an online event for the
bestow them with their respective positions. The audience included students from class
all the teachers of the Vidyalaya. Mrs V Gowri Lakshmi addressed the students and
speech outlined the current situation. The correspondent, shri R Suryakumar felicitated
Navaratri, the nine-day autumn festival, is a celebration of women empowerment. Golu (or
in Tamil refers to the display and decoration of dolls. This year due to the pandemic,
are unable to socialize and visit each other's houses. But we can enjoy the festival
help of digital media. Here is a beautiful Kolu arrangement done by our teachers for you
Mahatma Gandhi Jayanthi
Gandhi jayanti is the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi and is celebrated throughout
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
oration on the Swachh Bharat Mission launched by our honorable Prime minister on the 2nd
Mathru pooja accentuate the Indian culture of reverence to Matha, Pitha, Guru and Daivam
encourage children to express their affection to their mothers in a special way. They
imbibe the truth that mother is the “Universal Shakthi” who plays the pivotal role in
the peace and harmony in the family. This unique function performed by Chinmayites gave
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”
their dedicated service rendered in the field of Education. The function was held at
Gardens, Korattur, Chennai on 1st November 2020. The Chief Guest was Lion P V Prakash
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
nominated by Lions Club of Chennai Super Kings. Our Congratulations to both the
Vijay Kargil Diwas
“India remains eternally grateful to our soldiers for their bravery”- PM Shri Narendra
26th July, NCC cadets observed Vijay KargilDiwas virtually through a skype session,
guidance of our NCC master Mr Kannan. This day is a saga of the glorious victory of our
during the Kargil conflict in May-July 1999. The students talked about the Kargil war in
and saluted the undaunted courage, indomitable valour and sacrifice of our heroes. The
was also attended by Principal Mrs V Gowrilakshmi and Vice Principal Mrs Lakshmiprabha
about other recent instances when our Indian army have fought tooth and nail to protect
from incursions into our territories by neighbouring countries.
Guru Aradhana day
The 27th Mahasamadhi Aradhana of our Poojya Gurudev Swami Chinmayananda was observed on
August. As is the tradition in CVA, teachers started chanting the 18 chapters of
week prior to the Sadhana Day. This year due to the pandemic, the teachers did the
virtually online, from 27th July. Our Balvihar teacher performed aarthi to Gurudev’s
day after the chanting and all the teachers felt blessed to witness this.
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
importance of learning and knowing Sanskrit. Sanskrit is the mother of all Indian
the first among the ancient languages spoken in India. The event was organised by Mr
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
with the fire of the pride and love that we have for our country. Not even the threat of
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
CVA. The pandemic did not dampen their spirit. The students participated
various programs and CCA activities online. The students of the primary classes dressed
little Krishna stole everyone's heart with their cuteness. The students displayed their
and creative skills through various activities like flute making, face mask making etc.
click on this link below to watch the video that will bring alive the various programs
activities conducted in connection with Janmashtami.
On 22nd August marked its 381st anniversary. It is believed that both Madras and Chennai
been derived from the towns of Madrasapattinam and Chennapatnam that together encompass
as we know it today. In this video, the students of class XI C have gone past through
topics regarding chennai. From history to art and culture to showing how it was in the
century vs the 21st century. This video has an authentic Madras feel to which modern
vibes are added.
World population day
The students of Class XII C prepared a video on world population day with the aim to
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
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
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
celebration a grand success.
Vana Mahotsav is the annual tree festival of India, celebrated every year during the
of July. Owing to the pandemic, we are presently restricted to virtual classrooms and
decided to consult with the students to come up with ways to celebrate this auspicious
an online platform. It is thus evident that the young minds of our school are the
Mahatma Gandhi’s following statement – Nature has made Enough for Man’s Need, not for
Guru Purnima also known as Vyasa Purnima, was celebrated on 6th July by all the teachers
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
Google Meet due to the COVID19 pandemic. This was attended by students of classes 6A,
teachers and parents. NCC cadets shared their experiences. Dr.N.Srinivasan, our Hindi
about the demonstration of Scouts and guide students of Chennai City CBSE school (Around
students), with the help of Mrs. Pabitra our Yoga teacher which was organized by Bharat
and guides – District level.
When the surrounding is full of darkness, a ray of light will give us a hope. So does,
PujyaGurudev’s 104thJayanthi celebration on 08.05.2020 through a virtual satsang. During
time of lockdown, this celebration illuminated all of us in and out. What an irony! our
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
7th February 2020. They enjoyed the ride in the toy train with their friends. They also
the art gallery and gathered more information about the development of the Integral
Factory in Chennai. Students had an opportunity to observe the working system of the
stations and the safety signals. The 3D show featuring the different types of trains was
highlight of the day. The day concluded with a visit to various coach models. Overall,
students enjoyed their time at the museum and gained immense knowledge about our Indian
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 them it was an unforgettable experience. There was lot of bonding among the children
caring and sharing let to better understanding.
Students of Class IV visited Dakshinchitra, on 7th February 2020. Dakshinchitra which
‘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
of India – Kanyakumari. 129 students along with 8 teachers went on a three day tour.
visited the oldest and popular shrines, the Kumari Amman temple and the Suchindram
visit to the Padmanaba Palace and the Tiruparapu waterfalls was a cynosure of all eyes.
sight of the crimson red sky at the time of the setting of the sun was spellbinding. The
was indeed a great break from the monotonous routine. It was a great learning experience
A Trip to Rameswaram
Students of Std VII along with seven teachers travelled to Rameswaram on 2nd February
visited Agnitheertham and Ramar Paadham, Dhanushkodi and Kothandaramasamy temple. The
wax models in Dr. Kalam’s memorial were admired by all the students. They had a view of
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.
visited Lakshmanatheertham, where it is believed that Vibhishana’s coronation took
last place they visited before boarding the train to Chennai was Dr. Kalam’s house and
shopping complex attached to it. It was indeed a memorable, educational and refreshing
Maha shivarathri Celebration
Students performed pooja along with parents and teachers. Students chanted Shivapuranam
Lingastagam. The Panchakshram, ‘Om Namashivaya’ reverberated in the school spreading
CCA Prize day
Our Vidyalaya’s 30th CCA Prize day was celebrated on Tuesday, the 25th of February 2020
school decennial auditorium. The Chief Guest was Shri Akash.U, MBA, PGDM, CFP an alumnus
Vidyalaya , who is currently the Vice President of HSBC.
Smt Sasikala Senthilkumar , CCA in-charge teacher read out the CCA report. This year the
CCA trophy was bagged by Ganga House.
The farewell to Std XII students by their Juniors brought a feeling of nostalgia and
among the 12th graders. They were each given a memento which was a picture of their
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
discovery of the Raman effect. Students and teachers of Math and Science departments put
their joint effort in conducting this. The Chief Guest for the occasion was Mrs.
Sathyanarayanan M.Sc, M.Phil (Bio-Chemistry), M.Sc.(Psychology) who is an Asst Professor
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
Programme from 14.12.2019 to 20.12.2019 .Various activities related to the Scouts and
were taught. They successfully completed the basic course and received the certificates
Bharat Scouts and Guides.
The 71st Republic day was celebrated on 26.01.2020 with patriotic fever and zest. The
Guest Shri K Gnana Desikan IAS (retd) and Shri G Anand Babu (Inspector of Police) were
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
Oath taking. The oath was read by Shishira Srivatsav of VII A. The Principal, Vice-
teachers, students from K.G to 12th STD, the non-teaching staff and also the service
actively participated by reading a book at the specified time. Everybody enjoyed the
Chinmaya Vidyalaya, Annanagar promoted a platform for Indian Classical Music festival in
school premises in the name of "Chinmayavil Thiruvaiyaru" and conducted it on 25th
2020.This festival provides a forum for interested students as well as new talents to
their musical skills.
Students of class V were taken to Birla planetarium for an educational trip on 31.1.2020
visited the science exhibition organised by Periyar Institute of science and
They also visited the planetarium and viewed a 3D show based on ‘fun with science’ ,
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
Chennai Coast line organised a Blood Donation Camp on 01.02.2020 (Saturday) between 8.30
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
enthusiasm on Saturday the 1st February 2020, at the school ground. The Chief Guest for
was Mrs Deepa Nambiar- Program Manager, facilitator, My Persona, Member- Board of
Chinmaya Vidyalayas, Chennai.
Kindergarten prize day
The kindergarten prize day for the academic year 2019-20 was held on 7th January 2020 in
The chief guest for the program was Mrs. Harsha Muralidhar.
The program began with a prayer song followed by a mesmerizing cultural show which
fancy dress parade
and a dance performance. Soon after, the chief guest gave an inspiring speech.
The Pongal festival celebration in our school is a true manifestation of our rich
Our school Kindergarten children & teachers also celebrated Pongal in a great manner
singing folk songs and dance.
Tapovan Jayanthi was celebrated on 7th December 2019, which provided an insight into the
Swami Tapovan Maharaj.
Tapovan Shatkam, chapter I of Bagawad gita was chanted. Students of class VI-VIII
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
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
dancer and Guest of honour- Shri Sathiya moorthy, the director of the Chinmaya
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
COLLEGE OF HEALTH SCIENCES on 29th November 2019.
Amaaya 2019, the CCA days for classes XI-XII was held on November 14 and 15 in which
from all four houses- Alakananda , Bagirathi, Cauvery and Ganga competed against each
various events like channel surfing , Shipwreck, Fusion Dance, Fashion Designing , Field
Band , Movie Review , Lawyer up etc.
EDU DAYS EVENT
Mrs. Renuka Krishna kumar and Mrs.T.Hemamalini teachers from Computer Science
Microsoft Innovative Educator Experts, participated in EDU DAYS EVENT, conducted by
Organization in Gurgaon 19th & 20th Nov. 2019 for their contribution to the domain of
using Microsoft O365 tools.
Children’s day celebration
Children’s day celebrations focus on children and their enjoyment. On 14th November
our Vidyalaya gave various performances for the students in order to express their love
Vigilance Awareness week
On account of Vigilance Awareness week, Mrs.Renuka Krishna kumar and Mrs.T.Hemamalini
Computer Science department conducted a Quiz for CBSE officials on 1st of November,
covered were themes, abbreviations, and to identify different scams and the person
for it. All participants showed great enthusiasm and were a great learning experience
participants and for the spectators.
GST & Central Excise, Chennai Outer conducted a debate and essay writing contest on 30th
in which the students of our school took part. For the debate, students had to speak
or against the given topic. The essay writing topic was provided on the spot. Our school
team ( Nishitha BS and Shreya G Sekar) secured the 2nd position in the team category.
BS also won the 1st place in the individual category. They were also invited to deliver
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
titled ‘Sthree Shakthi’. The Chief Guest on the occasion, Shri Sujith Kumar (from
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
13th October to 20th October 2019.
Navarathri – KG Block
The Kindergarten Children of Chinmaya Vidyalaya, Annanagar celebrated Navarathri by
Golu. Dolls were arranged according to the tradition and religious faith. Children
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
Onam festivity also included various competitions to mark the significance of the
MATHRU POOJA CELEBRATION
The biggest worship is to serve our mothers and our children were blessed to get this
our Vidyalaya on 12th October 2019 by doing Mathru Pooja
The biggest worship is to serve our mothers and our children were blessed to get this
our Vidyalaya on 12th October 2019 by doing Mathru Pooja
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
Onam festivity also included various competitions to mark the significance of the
Teachers’ day Celebration
Gokulashtami was celebrated in our school on 22nd August 2019 .Mr. Kannan, HOD of
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
showcased by students of class 1 and 2. The children were given a wide exposure on the
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
in sports too which will improve the concentration which in turn helps academics. He
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
visiting the children on a bicycle. The high lights of the program were villupattu
LKG and UKG children, action song, a skit about the story of ‘Ganesha and the moon’
a Bharatnatyam dance and Dhandiya dance on Ganesha Pancharatnam. Dance by Parent’s added
to the festival.The procession and the chant of Ganapathy Bappa Moriya reverberated the
Vinayaka Chathurthi Celebration
Vinayaka Chathurthi was celebrated in our Vidyalaya with much pomp and gaiety on
On account of Vinayaka Chathurthi celebration the following activities were conducted as
activities. Std I & II Making Ganesha with pulses collage, Std III to V –Making Ganesha
Peepal leaves, Std VI to VIII – Pallak making
73rd Independence Day was celebrated in our school premises with our correspondent Sri R
Kumar as Chief Guest. Independence Day was also celebrated in the KG block on the
Children took part enthusiastically in all programs starting from the March past,
and dance etc.
Guru Aaradhana day
Guru Aaradhana day was observed on 3rd August 2019 in our Vidyalaya to remember the day
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
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
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
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
were also conducted for all classes. We need to join hands to make a better tomorrow.
trees and get oxygen free.
⦁ Kargil Vijay Diwas
Kargil Vijay Diwas was observed in our Vidyalaya on 25.07.2019. Subadhur Major R
was the chief guest whose inspiring speech kindled patriotic fervor among the students
classes IX to XII. As the program was organized by the NCC of our school, they also got
opportunity to share their views in the presence of Subadhur and were also felicitated
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
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
planned families in terms of having basic amenities, struggle in inculcating the
discipline in a family and a society when it is over populated, intervention of
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
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
skit which portrayed the simplicity of Kamarajar. Students from
classes VI, VII and VIII enacted a scene depicting the decision making capacity of
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
song which signified the importance of GURU.
Children performed dance for Guru Ashtakam written by Adi Shankaracharya which tells
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.
celebration commenced with the invocation song. Then power point presentation about
was presented which highlighted , the various projects initiated by him as the Head
mission worldwide and the books authored by Guruji on Vedanta etc.. Ayush suktam was
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
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
certificates to appreciate their commendable service to the society. On the same day
vaibhav and Pustaq utsav were inaugurated. During the CCA period children of various
made colourful greetings expressing their love and affection to our Guruji.
An auspicious beginning of the academic year 2019-20 started on a sacred note with
poojas held in our school auditorium on 5.6.2019.Correspondent Shri. R Suryakumar ,
Suryakumar , Principal , Teachers , Non teaching staff and students of Std X and XII
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
devotion and joy. The celebration began with a Guru padhuka pooja led by our
Mr. Kannan. The devotees present for this occasion include all Chinmaya staff , few
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
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
Rohini Manohar founder of Chennai Yoga Studio and the Guest of Honour was Mr Rakesh
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
Alumni from all batches (beginning from 1998) attended the meeting. Anirudh Ragunath
member of the Alumni Association briefed the audience on the various measures taken
to fellow students. Every alumnus felt that such meetings were platforms to meet,
keep in touch. They also exposed their views on how the school had moulded them to
better citizens because of the spiritual and cultural exposure given to them at
Maha Shivarathri Pooja was held in Chinmaya Vidyalaya, Annanagar on 4.3.2019,
significance of the day was explained by Ms. Gayathri (Dept of Tamil). The Pooja was
on stage and Mr. Kannan (Dept of Sanskrit) chanted the 108 names of lord Shiva. This
followed by Bhajans by the school Choir. The pooja ended with devotees offering
Shiva and prasadam was distributed to all.The pooja was attended by a large number
Science day was observed on 28th February 2019 with a motive to kindle scientific
Science exhibition was inaugurated by our correspondent , Shri R Surya Kumar.
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
II Students from Classes III – V performed simple experiments in Biology, Physics
and explained the basic concepts with lot of enthusiasm. Students of Std VI
mechanism of working of Teslacar, Solar powered car & communication. Bio gas plants,
plant , hydroponics, vertical farming were just to mention a few projects exhibited
of class VII and VIII.
Madam Principal talked on the significance of the day, explained the basic concept
Effect, scattering of light. She also had an interactive discussion with the
the types of fighter aircrafts used by our Indian Air force recently. Parents,
students visited the exhibition and encouraged the participants.
Kindergarten Graduation day
Chinmaya Vidyalaya , Annanagar celebrated its 29th Kindergarten Graduation day on
2019 at the school Decennial Auditorium. The chief guest for the day was Mrs. Asha
Principal of Chennai Public School, Annanagar.
Light and brightness is associated with Villakku or lamp. The lamp leads us from
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
with kolam and the spectacular shimmering lamps were decorated with flowers,smeared
kumkum. The lamp was decorated as Goddess Lakshmi. The deity was a great sight for
witnessed the pooja.
The teachers religiously performed the Villakku pooja. Eventually it ended with
Prasadam was also distributed to the teachers and students.
Republic day was celebrated with pride and patriotism at Chinmaya Vidyalaya
January 2019. Our correspondent Sri. R Surya kumar unfurled the national flag. This
by our flag song in Tamil. A grand parade was showcased by the four different
Scouts and guides. The correspondent was the chief guest and he addressed the
emphasized the need for discipline and moral values in life. Sports day prizes were
for the classes I, II and III. Social science department put up a grand Program on
national leaders and their freedom movement. Other cultural items included patriotic
speeches. The function ended with our national anthem. The students and teachers
Republic day with great enthusiasm.
29th Kindergarten sports meet
The 29th Kindergarten sports meet was held on Saturday, the 2nd February 2019. The
Smt. Radhika Kannan (Primary Incharge, Chinmaya Vidyalaya, Taylors Road), declared
meet open by releasing the balloons, which soared up in the sky signifying the
by the children, the chief guest insisted the Parents to give importance for
instead of playing with gadgets.
Children did mass drill with smileys and highlighted our school motto. The games
the Children were based on eco-friendly such as “Say No to Plastic”- Go Green and “
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
and known dancer was the Chief guest. Activity based learning is part and parcel of
and an important mile stone in the developmental stages of children. True to it the
department of CVA conducted number of Competitions to sharpen the children
Blood donation camp
NCC cadets of Chinmaya Vidyalaya Annanagar and Lion’s Club of Chennai organized a
camp on Saturday( 02.02.2019) between 8.30am and 12.30pm. More than 65 units of
collected. Tamil Nadu Bty NCC commanding officer Lt Col Rakesh kumar was present on
LIFE SKILL – UTHANDI STD VII
The students of class VII were taken to Chinmaya Tarangini (Uthandi) for life skill
‘History or His story’ On 12th January 2019. Miss Radha, the CHYK member welcomed
They attended a 3 hour session, in which they learnt the significance of learning
were made to understand that history is not a mere subject that is learnt in class
lesson, where we learn values and how to imbibe values in our lives. An anecdote
of Chhatrapati Shivaji was explained to highlight his wisdom and bravery. The most
war-tactic of Shivaji was explained. Based on this, a few activities like tug of
building with cups were conducted. A few memory games were also conducted to develop
alertness. Students were amazed by the beauty of Matsya Narayana temple and its
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
attended the program. The highlight of the session was foreseeing the future,
mistake, understanding a problem and finding a permanent solution to it. A few games
organised. These games made the students understand how to strategize, concentrate
plan in order to succeed, be it a game or a job. The resource person from Chinmaya
to the students about the Mauriyan period in Indian history. They emphasised on the
by Chanakya inorder to protect and unify the country. The students enjoyed the
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
Foundation a non- government organisation under the guidance of Dr. Sangeeta Mahesh
the students of classes VI , VII and VIII on 3rd January 2019.The team spoke to the
about how to differentiate between bad touch and good touch. The students were made
various ways in which abusers lure children. They were advised to be cautious while
even with relatives and acquaintances and not to take their inappropriate closeness
The students were asked to be alert while using the social media. This session has
eye-opener for ignorant students, to be cautious about lurking dangers in this
Pongal celebration was held in our Vidyalaya on 11.1.2019 . All the staff of the
in Traditional attire . KG Parents very actively and enthusiastically danced for
children from Primary delivered the speech which gave the importance of Pongal
Children enjoyed the day with various activities like fun race, folk songs, dances
signified the importance of Pongal.
field trip to Farmguru
The field trip to Farmguru near karanodai was organized for class 7 students as a
celebration, so as to have an experience in the field and to understand the
farming and care of soil. Students from all the sections reached Farmguru about 28
Chennai on the banks of river kosasthalaiyar at 9 am. The People at Farmguru
students and given an introduction about the day’s activities. Hands on experience
ploughing, sowing, threshing, pounding, harvesting were given to all students. Apart
children enjoyed bullock cart ride and tractor ride and it was a new experience
Hanuman Jayanthi was celebrated on 7th January 2019. The students of classes III ,IV
gathered in the auditorium for the celebration. Two students of class V spoke about
of Lord Hanuman and the significance of offering butter to the Lord respectively.
Ashtotharanamavali was chanted. Puja and Aarti were performed seeking the blessings
Hanuman. The school choir sang bajans and chanted Hanuman chalisa. The Balavihar
Saloni Sharma briefed the qualities of Hanuman through stories. This occasion helped
students aware of the importance of acquiring qualities of lord Hanuman such as
Students from XI th and XII th visited Hampi, a UNESCO world Heritage site in
the last week of November. This trip gave them a well deserved break and rejuvenated
to face the forthcoming exams with fresh zeal and vigour.
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
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
Vision Schools attended the seminar.
Ganesh Chathurthi celebration
Ganesh Chathurthi celebration was held in our school on Wednesday 12th September
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
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
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
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
a memorable day for everyone.
Bio Students of Std XII has been taken to Bio technology Dept of S.R.M University on
for the program Rariora-2018. The theme for the event was ‘God Cells’ (Stem cells).
Independence day celebrations was held in our school premises on August 15th 2018.
were presided over by the Chief Guest Dr. S Pandian (Additional commissioner of
The sports day was conducted on 27th August 2018 at the SDAT Jawaharlal Nehru
guest, Shri. M Janakiraman, Superintendent of customs, (Central Excise & GST). The
ceremony was graced by the presence of Shri. S. NAVANEETHA KRISHNA PANDIAN,
customs, (Central Excise & Service Tax). Students, Parents and teachers actively
the events and won prizes.
Guru Aradhana day
The students of the Vidyalaya & staff observed the 25th Guru Aradhana day by
greatness of Gurudev and by offering our gratitude to our great teacher. The day
paduka puja performed by the students of classes XI & XII. H H Swami Tejomayananda’s
message was read out in the assembly and the 18th chapter of the Bhagawat gita was
H H Swami Mitrananda presided over the various activities performed on stage in
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
awareness on the burning issue of over population. A skit was presented by the
XI- C in which the problems faced by the society due to overpopulation and their
solutions were depicted.
Guru Purnima day
Guru Purnima day was celebrated at our Vidyalaya on 27.7.2018 to remember the great
Vyasa. The programme started with a prayer song, our Sanskrit teacher chanted Vyasa
children chanted Guru stotram and Kruthagnatha written by our Guruji. Students from
and V presented a skit on the life history of vyasa. Special CCA activities like
essay writing were done for the primary classes on the topic “Parents as your Guru”.
school students did a collage on the topic “Guru Parampara”.
Environmental protection by seva students
The students of class VIII as a part of their seva project, took part in a rally on
2018 to save water. Various activities were conducted in connection with Vanmahotsav
was observed from 1st July to 5th July.
The students became aware of the importance of protecting and preserving the
better living and create a better society. The students of class VII & VIII planted
the school campus and also distributed saplings in the neighbourhood.
Indian kabaddi Team Captain & Tamil Thalaivas captain (Pro-kabadi) Mr. Ajay Thakur
school on 10.7.2018. Children were very much thrilled to see the cool & humble
fetched 4 gold medals for India.
He interacted with the students and taught few techniques & tactics for the junior
girls team. Children came to know about a star player and his excellence. They also
about the game “Kabaddi” and its importance through out the country. Children are
motivated to participate in the higher level of tournaments.
Siddhabari - It was a trip to be cherished for a life time. Teachers from all over
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.
for the event was Shri M Narendra Founder Shiva Yoga Kendra . He emphasised on doing
maintain the healthy body & mind. Yoga Teacher Demonstrated the steps in doing the
NCC cadets followed the same. 300 cadets have taken part in the above mentioned
from Chinmaya Vidyalaya, Anna Nagar, DAV school Mogappair, Government higher
Villivakkam, Sethubaskara higher secondary school Ambattur and Vel tech Engineering
Avadi were the participants on this great event. The entire team performing yoga in
morning was cynosure to the audience and was very effective. Students also promised
yoga regularly after the yoga day.
The Investiture Ceremony of the student Council members was held on 21st June 2018
auditorium. The Chief Guest for the function was Shri. R. Suryakumar,
Chinmaya Vidyalaya, Anna Nagar.
Our teachers Mrs. Latha.T, Mrs. Devi Senthilkumar, Mrs. Renuka Krishnakumar and Mrs.
Hemamalini attended ‘Microsoft Innovative Education Experts’ (MIEE) Meet in Chennai
26th 2018 (Monday) at Mahindra World School, Chengalpet conducted by Microsoft. This
offered to all MIE experts in Chennai and the objective was to provide an
professional skills using cutting edge techniques, innovation practices and
education by MIE Master Trainers and these teachers are excited to be a part of
creating an environment of innovation in education using technology.
Workshop on Quality Vidyalaya leadership “Netritva-VII” was held in the month of May
to 15th 2018 at the Chinmaya Gardens, Coimbatore. Mrs. Usha Joseph and Mrs. S.K.
attended the same. The faculty for the program was Dr. A Senthil Kumaran and Mr. R.
NCC camp for the year 2018 – 19 was held in Satyabama College. The camp was held
30th of May. Children from all over Tamil Nadu came to attend this Combined Annual
Havan is one of the most important rules laid down in the vedic scriptures for
is a part of the external sanatana Dharma. Ganapathy homam, Hayagreeva homam and
homam were conducted on our school campus on 27.4.2018 to ensure health, long life
well being of everyone. Havan purified the entire atmosphere and left a divine
everyone’s heart. Holy verses chanted during the havan, relaxed everyone’s mind and
closer to god. It was a nice opportunity for the teachers to come together on one
perform the pooja.
Junior Balavihar camp
Junior Balavihar camp was conducted from 15.4.2018 to 18.4.2018 in chinmaya garden,
Service to mankind is service to lord. Serving the same institute for a longer
period is a
remarkable achievement. We congratulate and appreciate Mr. Kannan , Sanskrit teacher
completing 25 years of service in the Educational field. He was honoured in the
together of Chinmaya Vidyalayas at Chinmaya Vidyalaya Taylor’s road on 20.04.18. He
cash award from Prof. S P Thiyagarajan -Chairman Chinmaya Vidyalayas .
The other teachers who have received momento for completing 10 years of service were
devi, Mrs. Devi, Mrs. Mallika, Mrs. Usha R, Mrs. Lavanya , Mrs. Sasikala and Mrs.
Chinmaya Jayanti was celebrated at Chinmaya vidyalaya Annanagar on 08.05.2018.
Mr. Kannan & Mr. G P Ravi chanted Guru Stotram , Guru Ashtothra Namavali, Guru
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
Annual Hari Seva camp
CCMT EC organised the VI Annual Hari Seva camp at Chinmaya Gardens, Coimbatore from
to 28th April 2018 in which 144 students from 15 CVS and vision schools learnt the
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.
Correspondent Shri. R. Suryakumar was the Chief Guest. The National flag was hoisted
the march past. NCC cadets, RSP, Scouts and Guides and different houses of the
participated in the march past.
The Cultural program showcased by the social department projected the Social evils
labour and deforestation. They also focussed on the importance of farming and
education till the age of 14.
The Tamil skit detailed about the importance of the day and also briefed about the
of the Republic India.
English day - Feb 2018
English day was held on 30th January 2018 in our school auditorium. It was a mega
students from all classes had taken part. With cute little toddlers performing a
an innovative flocabulary and the gripping role of Macbeth, which kept the audience
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
followed by a humorous spoof that made us all laughing. Overall literati 2018 was a
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
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
with the music teacher sang pancharathna keerthanas followed by thiyagarajar
krithis. One of
students played violin on Thiyagarajar keerthanai.Whole school was vibrant with the
kindergarten Prize day - Jan 2018
The Annual kindergarten Prize day for the year 2017-18 was held on 23rd January
guest for the event was Mrs. Abirami Goel (Parent and former student of Chinmaya
scouts camp - Jan 2018
The Annual scouts camp for the year 2017-18 was held at Avadi from 18.1.2018 to
students and the scout master Dr. N Srinivasan attended the camp. It helped the
learn about different life skills like First aid, Tent pitching, to make the
making. Our school bagged 3rd position in craft competitions. The camp was concluded
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
schools participated in this event. Smt. Vasundhra Rajagopal (Eminent Carnatic
chief guest for the program and kalaimamani Smt. Girija Ramaswamy (T.N government
was called as guest of honour. All school Principals graced the occasion. 10
Integration songs were sung. Songs were in different languages like Sanskrit, Tamil,
Malayalam and two songs in telugu and two songs in Hindi, Thillana and abangs . All
teachers of different schools contributed lot for grand success of this program.
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
renowned Indian Mathematician shri. Srinivasa Ramanujam.
S. Vismitha of class XI participated in the 3rd Mastermind open FIDE rated chess
from 27th December 2017 to 30th December 2017. Around 300 participants from all over
took part in this event. she won the 3rd prize in the Under-18 girls category. We
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
by the children were light & sound show, puppet show, dances, skits, magic show,
songs & bhajans. Congratulations to all the Kinder garten teachers and the
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 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.
To express their love and affection to the children, teachers have entertained them
variety programmes like singing motivational songs dance and games. Children were
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
it”. Our teachers have done their wonderful job to prove it.
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
from primary and high school gave speech about Bharathiyar. Teachers form Tamil
few students sang the Bharathiyar’s song. The way in which the teachers spoke about
and his contribution towards India’s freedom motivated all the students. The entire
created love and flair for Tamil language among the students. They were also
decided to refer bharathiyar songs and to know his love towards our mother India.
West Cluster Award Ceremony
Mathru pooja was celebrated on 7.10.2017. The principal spoke a few words highlighting
importance of the day. It is a celebration honouring the mothers of the family as well
motherhood.The students of CVA were assembled in large numbers along with their mothers
the pooja.The stage was decorated in a grand manner (all deities were decorated, taking
as a base by the teachers). pooja was performed by our Sanskrit teachers Mr. S Kannan
and Mr. G
Ravi. Prasadams was distributed to all the parents and students.
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
On account of Diwali Our Vidyalaya NCC Cadets/ Seva Students along with our NCC Master
NCC officials and our Principal Mrs.V.Gowrilakshmi visited the orphanage - Guild of
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
visited the place along with our Computer teacher Mrs. T Hemamalini. The inmates of
the Home for aged, enjoyed the presence of our students, their concern, love and
NCC camp(2017-18) was held at Sairam engineering college from 28th July to 6th August.
and 5 colleges have taken part. Our school cadets have won prizes in firing and sports
Swach Bharat Abhiyan
Swachh Bharat Abhiyan was observed in our school in association with BPCL to instill in
sense of responsibility to keep our surroundings clean and be more responsible citizens.
class 8 enthusiastically took part in collage making on the topic Swachh Bharat Abhiyan
collage were displayed on the notice board. Elocution competition was conducted on the
‘Keeping India clean is the duty of every Indian’. The winners of the competition were
vouchers sponsored by BPCL. Mr.DevindarWalmiki-Member of the Indian hockey squad Rio
away the prizes. Mr.TusharKhandker a National player who played the common wealth games
Cup hockey tournaments and the former coach of the Rio Olympics Team was also present on
occasion. He spoke on the significance of Swachh Bharat Abhiyan initiated by our
Kalam Sandesh Vahini
As a tribute to Dr. A P J Abdul Kalam on his 2nd Remembrance day, House of Kalam and
University have come together for setting up Kalam Sandesh Vahini - which exhibits lots
information about Dr. Kalam’s inspiring life, his vision and his scientific work. After
inauguration of Kalam’s memorial at Rameshwaram the Vahini was flagged off by our Hon.
Narendra Modiji. Vahini will go around important places in India from Dr. Kalam’s life
on October 15 at Rastrapathi Bhavan. As a continuation of its journey through Chennai,
step it visited our Vidyalaya on 22.08.17. The students of the school welcomed the
various activities including a parade, a rendition of the song “KALAM SALAM” and by
skit. Staying true to Dr. Kalam’s dream of innovation the students gave a unique robotic
welcome to the KSV and also demonstrated the launching of the indigenous rocket.
Before the celebration of Ganesh Chathurthi at home, Students understood the
and customs of Ganesh Chathurthi Celebration by participating in various activities like
making , Rangoli on Pillayar , clay modelling of Ganesha, kolukatai making etc. Pooja
perfomed with chanting and bhajans the whole school was reverberated with the joy of
Vivarth – commerce fest was organised on 22.07.2017. To promote commerce related
indulge in competitions based on jobs available to commerce students after class XII. A
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
entreprenurship. Students had a better understanding on career opportunities.
Std XII Biology students visited the SRM Engineering college, Genetic department on
had an opportunity to isolate DNA from human blood samples. A very encouraging programme
students to get to learn beyond school knowledge. A wonderful exposure to spend time
college students of SRM University who were doing their masters. Their experience and
an eye opener. Besides their experiment, they spent time in other profound labs of the
and got to know the wide availability of fields in research. ‘SIMULATION’, a favourite
shown using super computers.
Paryatan Parv Heritage
To celebrate the spirit of tourism and to motivate people to participate in activities
the tourism of Incredible India. Government of India has launched the campaign ‘Paryatan
In view of the above our school has conducted various activities.
In our school Hindi divas was celebrated on 13th October 2017(Friday) Mr. Uday kumar
(Journalism and mass communication) - Hindi Commentator in All India Radio was the Chief
Various competitions were conducted for students of Std I to X and the prizes were
the chief guest.
Two different group songs on patriotism were sung by the students of std VIII. Beautiful
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.
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
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
‘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
control organised by the students of class XI –B. The main objective of the programme
the various problems faced by over populated countries.
The play started off with the UN secretary formally introducing the delegates of India,
Japan, and the USA. The delegates spoke in the same order. The representatives of each
about the current scenario in their respective countries. As they gave their speeches,
acted out daily life situations in a humorous way. The programme ended with the entire
assembling on stage for the credits.
The young audience was enlightened about the various problems of population. They were
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
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
Chapter 16 at our Vidyalaya from July 24th 2017 to July 28th 2017. The devotees felt the
tamed and tuned towards god.
On 22nd July, a workshop was conducted by Swamini Amma Supriyanandaji on Sishu Vihar and
orientation program for Sevikas of Sishu Vihar. The program on Shishu Vihar started at
a group of 15mothers and 15 kids at the age group of 1 ½ to 2 ½ years. Amma explained
that academics can be learnt easily, but faith devotion and culture should be inculcated
kids at a very young age.