"Children are not
vessels to be filled
but lamps to be lit"
Swami Chinmayananda Saraswati

‘All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them.’ Chinmaya Vidyalaya, New Delhi, in its pursuit of excellence and commitment to provide quality education to the 21st century learners, has been appreciated and applauded for its concerted efforts at various platforms.

A glimpse of the accolades won by the school

On 13th March 2023, Chinmaya Vidyalaya received Spiritual and Value Education (SAVE) Award on the occasion of the Spiritual and Value Education Day in the Spiritual and Value Education Summit. Spiritual and Value Education Summit was jointly organised by The Educational Standards and Testing Council of India, International Association of Educators for World Peace, India Gandhi Technological and Medical Sciences University, Indian Institute of Ecology and Environment and Confederation of Indian Universities

Chinmaya Vidyalaya is a recipient of the "Happiness Award 2022-23" for exemplary leadership in promoting happiness, awarded by Society for Happiness.

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03 October, 2022

Class X worked together as a team and presented a melange of thoughts, ideas, and expression (dance and music performance, skit) in their Class Presentation held on 30th September 2022 wherein parents were invited to witness the efforts of their wards.

The theme of the programme - Women Empowerment was brought out through the skit “Samar Shesh Hai”. The skit delivered the strong message that empowering women is essential to the health and social development of the families, communities and countries.

Visual Art and ATL work display were also much appreciated by the parents.

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The Founder and Guide

Gurudev Swami Chinmayananda

Gurudev’s Message

Pujya Gurudev Swami Chinmayananda was a sage, philosopher, thinker, writer and disciplinarian, all rolled into one. He believed that all education is fruitless, and mere labour, if it does not inculcate noble virtues in students. As he envisaged it, education was not only a load of information, but also the light of transformation. He envisioned that the reason for the dissonance among people around the world, was the absence of a manual for living.

He believed that Vedanta, the universal science of life, was the spiritual birthright of every human being, and that its earnest study would result in tremendous growth and evolution. Advaita Vedanta, the ageless wisdom of universal oneness, is applicable to all, irrespective of background and class; ecumenical in approach, and with the remarkable ability to accommodate changing times without compromising its essence.

He wished to build an institution, not an institute; a veritable movement that nourished souls, creating new generations of men and women of high integrity and great moral stature. Gurudev’s vision, enshrined in the Chinmaya Vision Programme, is the foundation on which the Chinmaya Educational Institutions stand tall today, nourishing the global Chinmaya family and the society at large.

With more than 10,000 students children enrolling each year, and more than a million having graduated, the Chinmaya Education Movement has come a long way since inception. Many lamps have been lit, many hearts have been kindled…

Chinmaya Vidyalaya Vision

The inner transformation of individuals through value-based education, enabling them to be successful and positive contributors to society, resulting in a prosperous and happy world around them.

Chinmaya Vidyalaya Mission

कटिबध्दा वयं सर्वे लक्ष्यं साधयितुं वरम्।
शिक्षायास्त्रिविधं यद्वै ज्ञानं सेवा च कौशलम्॥

kaṭibaddhā vayaṁ sarve lakṣyaṁ sādhayituṁ varam |
śikṣāyāstrividhaṁ yadvai jñānaṁ sevā ca kauśalam ||

We are determined to achieve the threefold noble goals of education, namely, vision, spirit of service and efficiency.

Chinmaya Vision Programme

Chinmaya Vidyalayas are ‘schools with a difference’ due to the Chinmaya Vision Programme (CVP); a comprehensive educational programme which integrates the best in our culture and philosophy in education, with the child as the focal point.

CVP is a vision inducing programme, aimed at giving students a true vision of life to help them face challenges in a positive and dynamic manner, and heartily contribute to society. CVP is not only value education, but also value based education, ensuring academic excellence is complemented by character moulding and personality development of students.

The Chinmaya Vision Programme can be identified under the following four heads.

Integrated Development
Indian Culture
Universal Outlook

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has featured the Educational Philosophy of Chinmaya Vidyalayas as one of the top value based educational programmes of the country.