Swami Prakarshanandaji gave away the prizes to the meritorious students of the academic year 2015-16 for their outstanding performance in the field of academics and co-curricular activities. In his address, Swamiji spoke about believing in our dreams to turn them into reality. He laid stress on Gurudev’s statement ‘Do your best and leave the rest’ and inspired all to give their best at all times. He congratulated the meritorious students who were awarded for their hard work and perseverance. He appreciated the efforts of the students and lauded the able guidance of the staff.
Honourable Swami Prakarshanandaji, Head of Chinmaya Mission Delhi., Mr. Anil Sachdev, Chairman, Managing Committee Chinmaya Vidyalaya, Ms. Shibani, Manager and Secretary, Chinmaya Vidyalaya and Mr. Anil Chaudhary, Joint Secretary of the Vidyalaya Management Committee., Mission members , dignitaries, PTA members, Parents , members of Faculty and my dear students. It gives me great pleasure to welcome you all in the evening of 36th Annual Function and Prize giving of Vidyalaya.
Last year we celebrated an important milestone, the centenary celebrations of Pujya Gurudev’s Birth Anniversary, you were with us last year as well. Moving ahead, being charged up with Gurudev’s missionary zeal, we proceeded to understand and follow Gurudev’s legacy in the right spirit by following CCMT’s governing principles and sustained quest for excellence.
In this context it is worthwhile to mention that Vidyalaya organized ‘School Excellence Programme’ for teachers under the able leadership and guidance of Dr. Senthil Kumaran, Principal Counsellor, CII, Bangalore. The key points raised were an appeal to teachers to re-invent themselves focusing on Awareness, Acceptance, Assessment and Attitude.
We have also decided to organize more of Parent Orientations in the years to come.
In this regard, Swami Anukoolananda’s insightful workshop on Chinmaya Vision Programme and its ability to touch upon all vital elements of education was really thought-provoking for the teachers.
The CCMT Education cell does the needful in honing the educational skills of the teachers by conducting various subject related workshops and leadership workshops every year.
The leadership workshop organized by CCMT was attended by Vidyalaya Vice-Principal, Mrs. S. Banerjee and Jr. Headmistress, Mrs. Rakhi Malhotra in May 2016.
The next in line is a Social Studies workshop being organized for Social Studies teachers at CIRS Coimbatore in December. Our teachers Dr. Neha Verma and Mrs. Bindiya will be attending the same from 6th December to 10th December this year.
In the process of transformation, right guidance of parents and teachers play a constructive role besides the outside agencies who assist us in this direction. The Career-Counselling Sessions held were a great revelation, as each child got to know his strength and the most suitable career that they could embrace for themselves. In this regard, our school counsellor, Ms. Jyoti Rao, has been a great help. She had herself attended many sessions and symposiums at national and international forums.
Also there is special thrust being given on teacher training to empower and update the teachers. It is imperative for teachers to attend CBSE workshops. This year teachers attended two compulsory CBSE workshops, one on Life Skills and the other on Gender Sensitivity. Also there was a Microsoft Training for all the teachers.
All teachers received necessary inputs on the Display Boards Workshop conducted by the Adhyayan Team on creating aesthetic multi-disciplinary display material. Swami Anukoolanandaji’s Workshop on implementing CVP in day to day classroom teaching was indeed an eye opener for all. Replete with varied activities and innovative exercises, it was an insightful educational tool to empower the society as values are the foundation of a morally strong society. Swami Anukoolanandaji motivated the staff to work, out of conviction and not out of compulsion. Swami Anukulanandaji has very kindly given his consent to take two days’ teachers’ workshop in the month of Jan 2017.
As far as academics is concerned, the cornerstone of a great institution is its Class XII CBSE Result. In Class XII, out of 88 students appeared, 13 students secured 90% and above in aggregate. These students are Shubham, Bhumika, Harishankar, Akshat, Yash, Aditya, S.Nivedhitha, S. Arunima, Siddharth, Anushree, Kshitij, Somya, and Bhagya Jyothi.
The toppers of Science stream were Shubham Chauhan and Bhumika Bisht with an aggregate of 96.4%. The topper of the Commerce stream was S. Niveditha with 93.8% and the topper of the Humanities stream was Akshat Ayush with an aggregate of 95%. In English the total number of distinction was 67, in Physics 26 out of 36 students, in Chemistry 24 out of 36 students, in Maths 14 out of 48 students, in Bio 10out of 14 students, and in Bio-tech all 19 students got distinction. There were also four centums. Bhumika Bisht and Hari Shankar in Bio-technology and in Psychology, Akshat Ayush and Anushree Nandi scored 100% and made the Vidyalaya proud. Number of distinction holders in psychology was 14 out of 19 students, in Political Science 6/19, in Entrepreneurship 3/22, in MMWT 6/11, the number of distinctions in Accounts was 7/33, Economics was 15/57, and Business Studies was 16/33.
In Class X, total number of students appeared was 92, Pass percentage was 100%. The students who scored 10 CGPA and topped the Vidyalaya were Shipra, Adity, Rakshit, Utkarsh, Ankur, Kaustav and Karan.
Number of students securing CGPA 8 and above was 39. Subject wise number of A.1s in English was 14, in Hindi 4, Sanskrit 10, Maths 13, Science 14, Social Science 15, Foundation IT 19 and total number of A.1s 89.
It is a moment of great pride to announce that all our students who passed the Board exam have found a desired place in their opted career course. Although it is difficult to read all the placements, yet I will read some of their new colleges Bhumika Bisht has joined Vardhman Medical College, Pune for MBBS, Shubham Chauhan joined SGT medical college for MBBS, M.R. Sreelakshmi joined the prestigious Lady Shriram College for English Honours, S. Nevedita joined Jesus and Merry for B.Com Honours, Akshat Aayush joined Shri Venketeshwara college for Political Science Honours, Anushree Nandi joined Zakir Husain college for Psychology Honours, Kshitij Gupta is doing B.Tech from Aligarh Muslim University, Arunima has joined Delhi college of Arts and Commerce for Economics Honours, Akhilesh Dixit cleared CPT and is currently pursuing Chartered Accountancy,
Bhavya Katyal is doing Hotel Management from IMM Pusa which is ranked number one in Hotel Management. On behalf of the entire Chinmaya Family I wish them all the best.
The Vidyalaya has been conducting External Examinations under the aegis of the Clarified Council, Hyderabad. These exams include International English Olympiad, National Science Talent Search Exam (NSTSE). Besides these, other exams conducted are Junior Science Talent Search Exam for the middle school and NTSE and AITSE for the seniors.
Our students have been participating in these exams and making good progress.
On the basis of the school achievements, our school name featured as the 9th Challenger School in the Times School Review for the year 2016-17.
Our students have been participating in varied Inter-School Events like Intach Quiz, Literary Festival at Tagore International School, Multi-media contest at Vasant Valley School, Computer and Photography Competition where Naimish of Class XI received consolation prize.
In the Designing Competition held at Modern School, Barakhamba Road, Arun K.N, a student of Class XII received Jury’s Special Recommendation Award. In movie making competition in DPS R.K.Puram our team of three students Arun K.N., Suhrit Rao and Kirti Vardhan bagged 1st prize, In Surprise competition in Apeejay, Shekh Sarai Akshat Mittal also bagged 1st prize and in Computer Gaming competition in Vasant Valley School Surya and Akshat Mittal bagged the 2nd Prize.
Aryan Mishra of class XI met Astronaut Sunita Williams in U.S. Embassy and also met former astronaut Rakesh Sharma the first Indian in Space.
Aryan Mishra & Kirti Wardhan two of our students were invited by ISRO to see the launch of PSLV-C34 at Sriharikota in June 2016.
Our Dance and Music team participated in JASHN-E-AZADI organized by Nehru Bal Sangh at India Islamic Centre, Music Choir group was awarded 1st consolation prize.
Our Hindi Recitation team bagged the 1st prize in Amity International Recitation competition.
On the Sports front, 3 of our students have been selected for Football Nationals, Pulkit Sansanwal, Prateek Dhoundiyal and Abhishek Dewan. They attended a training camp in the month of September. Now they are ready to play football nationals.
Pragatisheel of Class XII attained a new height in Football with International participation and attendance of training sessions in Korea. We wish him all the very best in his future ventures as well.
To raise the standard of sports we have started morning Sports coaching in Basketball, Volleyball, Cricket and Football for our students within the school premises.
A group of 10 senior students, along with two teachers Ms. Shweta Negi and Mr. Bhaskar, visited SOIL (the school of inspired leadership) for participating in the annual conference on “Dialogue Across Differences” on 14th and 15th Oct and performed admirably in discussing on the vital issues like J & K situation and maintaining national harmony.
Travels and tours are a regular feature of the Vidyalaya. The CHYK Camp held in Sidhbari in June was attended by 22 of our students along with the Vidyalaya Acharya, Mr. Anand Sharma and two teachers, Mr. Saxena and Mrs. Ankita Awasthy.
Middle school visited Jim Corbett Park in the autumn break and managed to break the monotony of regular school. They had a fun-filled, adventurous trip in the company of friends.
The school is a replica of the world and its multifarious activities starting with the organization of the various events are a reflection of the culture of the institution and the need of the times.
School Founder’s Day on 8th May is an important milestone for having completed 37 years of its existence. This is also the day we celebrate our revered founder Pujya Swami Chinmayanandaji’s Birthday and his great vision for all of us.
School Investiture Ceremony is another meaningful occasion to bestow upon its students the ability to be future Leaders by developing in them the necessary responsibility, accountability, acumen and giving them a feel of the newly invested power.
On this day the newly appointed Council members had the opportunity to interact with Swami Prakarshanandaji, who exhorted the young leaders to induce meaning in their life by being productive.
Swami Prakarshanandji’s session with parents on ‘Joyful Parenting’ was a big hit. His immediate connect with the audience while sharing his formula for parenting put the parents on a reflective mode. The session culminated on the note of ‘self-reflection’.
One of the most important annual spiritual treat of Vidyalaya is the Inter-School Geeta Chanting Competition that provides a platform for emulating the message of the Bhagvad Geeta through chanting. This year 240 students from 23 school participated. Chinmaya Vidyalaya stood first but being the host school the trophy was given to Amrita Vidyalaya, the first runner up.
The school has been awarded ISA (International School Award) in the year 2015 for two years and to take the award again we have started our preparation. I am sure we will again get the same award in the coming year.
In the month of October we witnessed Guruji’s last yagna as Head of the Chinmaya Mission Worldwide.
We also had the privilege of hosting Pujya Guruji in a true thanks giving spirit in the Vidyalaya and we consider ourselves fortunate that we managed to steal the show.
Parents are the important link that completes the partnership between students and teachers. All the issues that we face regarding our wards will find solution when we accept them, share about them and jointly address the problem. My only request to parents is to be firm and consistent while handling children yet be protective and unconditionally loving in their approach. Every year in the month of July I write you a letter with some do’s and don’ts for your ward. The letter is also uploaded in Vidyalaya website. I am thankful to all the parents for your support. Couple of points I would like to remind, your ward should not bring Cell Phones and any other electronic gadgets in school. If found, it will be confiscated and will only be returned to the parent at the end of session. Your ward should respect teachers and other elders. Your ward should be punctual. My thanks to the parents again for lending their invaluable support in all our ventures.
We are thankful to our management for their continuous support and guidance in running the school smoothly. We are also quite hopeful of management and it’s working in creating a healthy working environment and making our teachers happy.
Above all, the teaching and admin staff who form the backbone of the Vidyalaya, need to be appreciated for their dedicated work. My sincere thanks to all involved in the smooth running of the school.
Last but not the least, my thanks to our Drivers, Helpers, Ayas, and Housekeeping staff without whom it is practically impossible to run the school.
Thank you once again!