On the occasion of Vivekananda Navaratri 2017 at Vivekananda Illam, our school students have participated in the cultural program on 10.02.2017, Friday at 5.00 p.m, in which, Selvi. L Parameshwari of VII-A rendered the sayings of Swami Vivekananda and six students gave Bharat Natyam Performance on stage. Bhajans were sung by Saradha Bhajana Mandali Girls. Mementos were presented by Swami Shankaratmanandaji Maharaj of Ramakrishna Math, Chennai to the school and students who participated in the program. All appreciated the performance of the students.
On 8th November 2016, Tuesday, a motivational class was held for the students of X & XII std (Board exam students ). Dr. J. S. Rajkumar, senior surgeon of Lifeline Hospitals, Chennai headed the class and motivated the children by his inspiring speech. The following are some of his valuable tips to the students.
- Guru means one who removes darkness and brings light in student’s life.
- Those who have faith will get success.
- Be focused on what you want to be.
- Create strength within yourself to achieve your goal.
- To achieve the goal, three “F” are to be followed. Face, Focus and Faith.
- Bring laurels to your school and parents.
Secretary Swamiji also addressed the students and told the students to show gratitude to their parents. The programme ended with vote of thanks by XII std student.
On 29th December, 290 students from X & XII Std. and 10 teachers were taken to Sri Ramakrishna Math, Mylapore, to get the blessings of Bhagavan Sri Ramakrishna, Holy Mother Sri Sarada Devi, and Swami Vivekananda before their Public Exam. The trip started at 08.15 a.m from the school and reached at the Math at 09.30 a.m. After visiting Swami Ramakrishnananda Mandapam and Old Shrine, students sang bhajans in the Universal Temple of Sri Ramakrishna. After this, they were taken to the Ramakrishnananda Hall where Swami Vimurtanandaji Maharaj, Manager, Ramakrishna Math, Chennai gave excellent tips to the Board exam facing students in a very lively manner with the power point presentation. After this session, they were provided Lunch Prasadam and taken back to school by chartered trip buses.
Junior Red Cross Camp
A one day camp was conducted on 29.11.2016 Tuesday. It was started with prayer and J.R.C. flag was hoisted by our Secretary Maharaj who was the chief guest. Then procession was held on the motto of “All round awareness”. The long procession of JRC along with Guides took about 1 hour for covering all the crowded streets of Mint area. Then the JRC class was conducted and the history of JRC and its importance was discussed.
In the afternoon session, JRC children presented delicious edible items on the topic of “Fire free cooking”. It was really excellent preparations and each item exhibited the talents of the JRC children. Then they presented various dramas based on various subjects like:
- Give respect to elders
- Kindness on family members
- Adjustment among friends
Children acted excellently and they attracted everybody through their acts. Prizes were given to the talented children and snacks were distributed to them. Then JRC flag was lowered and the camp came to an end with the thanks clap and the “lowering the flag” song.
One day guides camp was held on 29.11.2016. The camp started at 9.40 a.m. The guide flag was hoisted by our Secretary Maharaj who was the chief guest. Seven guide teachers and 50 guide girls actively took part in the camp. Flag song was sung and guides promise was also taken. The procession was held on the Motto of “All Round Awareness” The long procession of guide and JRC took for about 1 hour comprising all the street of Mint area.
The Guide girls were divided into four groups. Guide classes were conducted. Rope knots, First aid tips, sheet bend and clove hitch were taught.
After lunch various competitions such as cookery, paper bags, and tent making were held. All the Guide girls did their best. Swami Srividyananda Maharaj and Swami Shashishikhananda Maharaj distributed prizes to the best patrol. Then the camp came to an end with the vote of thanks and the flag was lowered.
Sarva Shiksha Abhiyaan(SSA) organised an Inter-School Science Exhibition which was held in Chennai primary school, VOC play ground, Frahans Road, Chennai-21 on 18th November 2016. Our school VI std to VIII std students participated in this science exhibition. Our schools’ budding scientists presented many creative ideas in their exhibits. The exhibits included still models, working models which were very informative, innovative and relevant to todays’ times, based on the topics Health, Transport and communication.
Judges were very much impressed and congratulated the participants. Our school secured the third position and received a cash award of Rs.200/- and a special certificate for the excellent team work.
Our management and other staff congratulated the students for their excellent performance. It was a memorable moment for the students and they enjoyed it thoroughly.