As part of the Book Lovers Programme, a Story Telling Session was scheduled for the Junior School Students.  The story tellers Mr. Aaquib and Ms. Mehernaz Jila visited our school on and engaged our students of classes 5 to 8 during their English periods. Their storytelling technique, combined with a unique voice enthralled the children. They narrated simple stories, stopped at a point of suspense and then asked the children to read the book to know the rest of the story. The session created inquisitiveness in the classes when children started discussing the stories among themselves and in turn began reading the books with enthusiasm. The main aim of structured storytelling is to inculcate reading habit in our children.


Our school participated in the CBSE Cluster VI Basketball Tournament 2016 which was held at PSBB Senior Secondary School K.K Nagar Chennai from 25th to 27th September, 2016. Nearly 32 schools participated in the Under 19 Girls category and our school Girls Team played and won the First match with Omega International School, Chennai followed by the successful match with Velammal Vidhyashram Senior Secondary School, Chennai and managed to qualify for the Quarterfinals. The girls very well displayed their sportsmanship during the course of the game.


PSYCH-ED 2016 was the first ever National Psychology Quiz for students of Class XI and XII, under the aegis of Dr. Samir Parikh, Director, Department of Mental Health and Behavioral Sciences, Fortis Healthcare. Round I was conducted online within the premises of the school. More than 200 schools participated in the preliminary round and the CIRS team was qualified for the zonal round. 12 schools participated in the zonal round and Our School team comprising Amrit Balakrishnan of XII Science, Shailja Sharma of XI Science and Mridula Athreya of XII Management bagged the fourth position.


White Swan is a brain child of SOUL which is a part of Asia One, the leading international media house of URS International. Symbol of Universal Learning (SOUL) is an entity committed to the promotion of knowledge and education-based initiatives. Together with its parent company Asia One, SOUL is introducing the White Swan Awards to honor the eminent educationists of India.

Shanti Krishnamurthy, Principal, Chinmaya International Residential School, has been honored with the country’s finest award in education, the ‘White Swan Award’ for the ‘Most Influential Leader 2015-16’, and Chinmaya International Residential School has been awarded with ‘The White Swan Award’ for the ‘Most Influential Brand 2015-16’, at the Taj Lands’ End, Mumbai on 3rd September, 2016.


3rd August 2016 is very special for the whole Chinamya family, as it was on this day that Swami Chinmayananda took Mahasamadhi. The day started with Gurudev’s Paduka Pooja i.e. “Poojanam”. Everyone offered flowers to Gurudev’s photograph and chanted 108 names of Gurudev. After breakfast, all the students chanted “Shri Chinmaya Sadgurave Namaha” 108 times and few videos were shown about Gurudev. This was followed by “Investiture Ceremony”. In this ceremony all the outgoing council members passed on their responsibilities to the new members. New council posts were handed badges and they took the oath to do their duties.  The next program was “Vasthradanam” in which clothes were offered to the Sanyasis.

The whole day of noble deeds also had its fun factor for the children in “Shravanam & Smaranam” Sessions. Multitalented Quiz was conducted on Gurudev with several rounds in Elocution, Bhajans, Skit and Drawing. The children participated according to their houses and the “Valmiki” house bagged the first prize.

The day had a blissful end with “Ramanam,” an excellent show by the students on Gurudev. Guruji’s own composition “Guru Mahima Stotra” was presented by the children.


The Battle of the brains, an interesting and an educative interschool quiz competition was held on 30th July 2016 at GKD memorial school. 150 teams participated in this event. From our school 3 teams were chosen to take part in the event.

Team 1 comprised of Pragadeeswaran of CBSE Science  and Sanjay Srinivasan of X
Team 2 comprised of AmritBalakrishnan of CBSE Science &Vinayak of IB 1st year
Team 3 comprised of Sudharsan. E &DeepanshMundra  of std X

After the preliminary round, 6 teams were selected to play in the final.From our school the team represented by Pragadeeswaran and Sanjay Srinivasan qualified for the finals. From the word ‘go’, they put up a tough fight. They secured the second position in the end.  They won a cash award of Rs. 2,500 each besides a trophy.

In the audience round, Amrit bagged a prize for answering a question which could not be answered by the participants on the stage.

CIRS quiz team has opened its account for this year in style!  Besides Gurudev’s grace, strenuous work in terms of preparation and techniques in quizzing were the two factors that tilted the balance in favour of CIRS. True to the name, the event was a keenly fought battle of the brains.



Our students participated in the Kiddies sports meet 2016 on 30th July, 2016 conducted by the Global Education & Sports Academy held at IMS Ground, PSG Medical College, Coimbatore. 32 students from grade I to VII participated and our school bagged 8 Gold medals; 7 Silver medals and 4 bronze medals. CIRS also emerged second in Overall Championship.

The results are as follows:

Category: Grade VI

Krish V. P.

50 Mts
Obstacle Race
Varun G.

Football Dribbling
Obstacle Race
Ayush M. S. Obstacle Race
Shasna S. N. Obstacle Race Gold
Sahithya D. Football Dribbling Bronze

Category: Grade VII

Arnav G. Football Dribbling
Obstacle Race
Sudhanshu S.

Football Dribbling
100 Mts
Tanay U. C.

Football Dribbling
Obstacle Race

Football Dribbling
100 Mts
Harini Siva

Football Dribbling
100 Mts
Mithra R. Football Dribbling
Obstacle Race

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The English week was held from 25th July to 30th July. The features of the English week were as follows:


Senior Category (Classes 9 & 10)

The Senior debate comprising of grades 9 and 10, was held on 23rd July 2016 on the topic “In the age of applauding risk takers the fools rush in where angels fear to tread does not hold." The  winner ‘for’ the motion was Pulkit D. from the Vishwamitra house and the runner up was Sowmiya S. from the Vyasa. The winner ‘against’ the motion was Aryan K. from the Vyasa house and the runner up was Sidheesh G. from the Vishwamitra house.

Super Senior Category (Classes 11 & 12)

The Super Senior debate comprising of classes 11 ad 12 was held on 25th July 2016. The topic of the debate was “The Indian economy is subtly but surely governed by the media.” The participants for the motion were Rohan. A, Kaavya.K, Aishwarya. S and Yatharth. D and against the motion were Ria. S, Vasika.V, Arundhati.P and Ayush.P. Securing first place ‘for’ the motion was Rohan A. from the Vishwamitra house and runner up was Kaavya.K from the Vyasa house. Securing the first place ‘against’ the motion was Arundhati P. of the Vishwamitra house and runner up was Ayush P. of the Valmiki house.

All orators delivered their speeches with confidence and enthusiasm. All in all the evenings were well spent and intellectually stimulating.


The English Quiz was conducted on 27-07-16 for Seniors to foster the enquiring spirit of the students.

The first prize was bagged by the vibrant Vishwamitra house and the second place went to the Vasistha house.


Subhiksha Chandrasekaran


Shaurya V. C.

12 Science

Roshan Kundoor Menon


Amrit Balakrishnan

12 Science

Khushi Minawala

Sweta Arun IB II
Nithilan P

Yatharth Dhoot



The English Department conducted the "Half a Minute" speech on 29-07-2016. Sathvik Pooranan (IB II Yr) bagged the first prize and the second place went to Kundoor Roshan Menon (IB II Yr).


As part of the English Enhancement Programme , on July 28th 2016 , 37 speakers from the Junior School , who had been identified with weak oratory skills showcased their prowess in the field after a three week training.   The presentation was held at the Amphitheatre. The Training Team led by Mrs. Roopa Gosain  was assisted by 10 senior   school students who acted like Mentors for a group of 3 to 4 students each. These Senior Student Mentors guided and trained the Mentees in their charge with a sense of belonging. Each Mentor introduced their Mentees, who in turn went forth and presented their pieces with eloquence and confidence. The Principal and the Headmistress, along with a few teachers were present at the occasion.  It was joyous to see the rapport of service established between the Mentor and the Mentee and the Principal termed the performance and effort as “outstanding”.


A two-day open chess competition organised by The Hindu was held on 23rd and 24th of July 2016 at the PSG Medical College auditorium in Coimbatore. More than hundred students participated in the event.

The tournament was conducted in two categories – for students of Classes V to VIII in the Junior category, and students of Classes IX to XII in the Senior category. The competition was jointly conducted by the Coimbatore District Chess Association under the aegis of the Tamil Nadu Chess Association open for boys and girls. The following children participated in the event.

  • Sukesh S. (Class  VIII)
  • Aadarsh Kataria (Class IX)
  • Vratesh Vijayakumar (Class IX)
  • Aryaman (Class X)
  • Nithyasree (Class X)
  • Harsh Shah (Class X)i

Nithyasree of grade X secured the III position in Senior Girls' Category. It was a motivation for the students to get acquainted with various styles of game of Chess.


The students of grade V and VI went for an educational tour to Kanyakumari and Trivandrum from 20th to 25th July, 2016. They were blessed to visit Bagavathi Amman Temple, Susindram Temple and Padmanabhaswamy Temple, Trivandrum. They also reached to Vivekananda Rock Memorial, conceived and laboured by RSS swayamsevaks, blessed by the Ramakrishna Mission, and for which our Gurudev Swami Chinmayananda gave the first donation. They enjoyed the beauty of Sunset and shopping. They also visited, Padmanabhapuram Palace, Malankara Church, ISRO-Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre to explore the design and development of satellite launch vehicles. They had a lucky chance to visit Trivandrum Zoo, which is known for its rare species of plants and animals. Art Gallery and Kuthiramalika Museum made their day. Students were delighted by the traditional Travancore style of architecture and the wood carvings. They enjoyed the trip to the core.

The students of grade VII visited Mumbai, the capital of Maharashtra from 20th to 24th July, 2016. They visited many historic and worth watching places in the tour. They were been to Gate Way of India, one of the India’s unique landmarks; Elephanta caves, a collection of rock art linked to the cult of Shiva and Siddhivinayak and Mahalaxmi Temples. They were thrilled to see the waterway to Elephanta caves through Arabian Sea. They learnt a very important skill of managing their belongings and behaving in a crowded place. They also visited the Taraporewala Aquarium, Hanging Garden and Wales museum. They enjoyed Imagica fun city and Kidzania, safe, unique, and interactive indoor theme parks that empowers, inspires & educates kids through real-life role-play activities.


CIRS students participated in July Kondattam 2016 which was conducted by YWCA as an Annual Carnival in the aid of outreach project for the education of the underprivileged at the YWCA Matriculation School, Coimbatore. The competitions were organized under different categories like Group Dance, Solo Dance, Solo and Group singing. Aishwarya S of IX grade and Ashwini Athreya of X grade participated in the solo singing competition and Ashwini has bagged the III prize.

Under the group singing category, CIRS team comprising of Ashwini Athreya (X Grade), Aishwarya S. (IX Grade), Aishwarya R. (IX Grade), Divina (IX Grade) and L.R. Ritu (IX Grade) won the II prize, rendering a Patriotic song.

Varsha and Devika of class X shared the I prize under the solo dance category. Varsha performed in a folk song while Devika mesmerized the audience with a semi classical piece. They also bagged both I and II prizes under Group Dance category adding one more diamond in the crown.

Devika & Team comprising of Devika K. Suresh (X Grade), Varsha R. Dev (X Grade), Jency (X Grade), Abhipsha (X Grade), Sasha (X Grade) and Vidushi Makkariya (IX Grade) bagged I prizes under Group Dance category.

Aishwarya S. & Team comprising of Aishwarya S. (IX Grade), Sakthi S. (IX Grade), Adrija Parvathy M. S. (IX Grade), Geethanjali (X Grade), Pranathy C. (X Grade) and Kavya G. (X Grade) bagged  II prizes under Group Dance category.  


To encourage and motivate children in their singing talent with Karaoke and with live instrument, the Music Department had organized a musical evening “Kal Aaj aur Kal “.

It was on 22nd July 2016 evening in Amphi theatre for the seniors from classes 9th to 12th.

Six children participated and they performed the old movie songs of wonderful playback singers of Good old days like Lata Mangeshkar, Alka Yagnic and Kishor Kumar with the karaoke.

Coincidentally, July 22nd was also the birth date of the greatest playback singer Sri Mukesh Kumar and as a tribute to him, Mr. Ramesh Kulkarni, HOD of the music Department, sang one of his famous song "Kisi ke muskurahatonpe" and mesmerized the audience.


Model United Nations Conference is a great platform for our students to participate and develop their skills in debating, negotiations, collaborat ing and most importantly understanding their role as future world citizens.

IIMUN Coimbatore Chapter was held at CS Academy, Coimbatore between 22nd and 24th of July. Twenty of our student delegates, represented the countries like South Africa, Australia, etc and contributed their views to various committees such as UN Security Council, UN IMO etc.

Mrugesh, Pranav Ram and Shankari secured the verbal mention for their performance in their respective committees.

UN Security Council South Africa Reforms of the UNSC


UN IMO (International Maritime Organisation) South Korea South China Sea Issue


CCPCJ (The Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice) South Africa Addressing the Issue of Fraudulent Medicine

Gayatri Nambiar

UN ODC (United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime) South Africa Mexican Drug Cartel Escape


UN HRC (Human Right Council) South Africa Practical Implementation of Freedom of Social Media with Access to Information and Technology as a Basic Human Right


IOC (International Olympic Committee) South Africa Introduction of Cricket as an Olympic Sport


DISEC (Disarmament & International Security Council) South Africa Drone Warfare


SOCHUM (Social, Humanitarian, and Cultural Committee) South Africa
Protection of the Rights of the LGBT community Kirtana
Pranav Ram
UN CSW (Commission on the Status of Women) Germany
South Africa
Promoting Women’s and Girls’ Access to Education, Training, Science & Technology


International Press

The International Press at MUN was a group of reporters and photographers. This group was further divided and allotted committees. Each subgroup was supposed to write a report on the respective committee. The reports would be compiled and printed in the MUN newsletter.

Sanskriti represented the reporter and Dev Kalaria the photographer from our school in this group.


Boys Category

The 39th Coimbatore CBSE Sahodaya Swimming Competition for Boys was held on 20th July, 2016. It was organized by Amrita Vidyalayam, Ettimadai, Coimbatore. 27 schools participated with 237 participants and CIRS has bagged 21 medals including 10 Silver medals and 11 Bronze medals.

The results are as follows:

Under 17 Category

Boys Relay Event

Vishwajeet V. L.
Harsh Anish Shah
Prakhar Jain
Peddireddy V. Gangadhar Sriram
4 * 100 m Medley Style

Boys Individual Events


Vishwajeet V. L.

100 m Butterfly
Peddireddy V. Gangadhar Sriram 50 Mts Butterfly
200 Mts Butterfly
200 Mts Individual Medley
400 Mts Free Style
800 Mts Free Style

Under 14 Category

Boys Individual Events


Abhishek Virendra Kamat

100 m Butterfly

Vaishnav G. B. 100 m Free Style
200 m Free Style


Boys Relay Event


Naman Gupta
Abhishek Kamat
Vaishnav G. B.

4 * 100 m Free Style
Naman Gupta
Abhishek Kamat
Vaishnav G. B.
4 * 100 m Medley Style

Girls Category

The 39th Coimbatore CBSE Sahodaya Swimming Competition for Girls was held on 20th July, 2016. It was organized by Nava Bharathi National School, Annur. 19 schools participated with 237 participants and CIRS has bagged 48 medals including 22 Gold medals, 3 Silver medals and 23 Bronze medals. In Under 19 Girls Category, Simran of X Grade got the Individual Champion ship. Over all, CIRS got 225 points and bagged the III position.

Under 14 Category

Girls Individual Events

50 m Breast Stroke
100 m Breast Stroke
Ami R. 100 m Back Stroke

Girls Relay Event

Ishika Madaan
Ami R.
Prachi Dokania

4 * 50 m Free Style
Ishika Madaan
Ami R.
Prachi Dokania
4 * 50 m Medley Style

Under 17 Category

Girls Individual Events

Mahak Bhandari
50 m Breast Stroke
200 m Back Stroke
200 m Butterfly Stroke
200 m Breast Stroke
200 m Individual Medley
M Geetanjali 50 m Back Stroke
100 m Back Stroke
Padmashree P
50 m Free Style
100 m Free Style
K V Kovarthana 200 m Free Style
400 m Free Style
800 m Free Style
100 m Breast Stroke

Girls Relay Event

Mahak Bhandari
M Geetanjali
Padmashree P
K V Kovarthana

4 * 50 m Free Style
Mahak Bhandari
M Geetanjali
Padmashree P
K V Kovarthana
4 * 50 m Medley Style

Under 19 Category

Girls Individual Events

Simran Deepak Ved
50 m Back Stroke
100 m Back Stroke
50 m Free Style
100 m Free Style
200 m Free Style
Ratikka.R 200 m Breast Stroke
400 m Free Style
800 m Free Style

Girls Relay Event

Santhoshi Sirustikaa R.
Patel Diya Bimalbhai
Kavya G.
Simran Deepak Ved Ratikka.R

4 * 50 m Free Style
Santhoshi Sirustikaa R.
Kavya G.
Simran Deepak Ved Ratikka.R
4 * 50 m Medley Style

Simran Deepak Ved won the Individual Championship with a total score of 35 points.


The Department of Science conducted the senior science quiz on the 20th of July 2016. This quiz was an Inter House Quiz conducted for the class 11 and 12 science students.

The rounds in the quiz were

  • General Round – Based on general science and current events.
  • Mixed Bag – The themes were Google Doodle, Inventions and discoveries, Science related Places in Coimbatore.
  • Activity round – Demonstration of science activities.
  • Buzzer Round – Logical and numerical questi
  • ons.

The Vasistha house, comprising of Vatsal Shingala (12 Sci), Shaurya V C (12 Sci), Tirth Sadaria (11 Sci), Deekshita Muthukumar (11 Sci) emerged as the winner of the quiz, followed by Vishwamitra house in the runners up position and Vyasa house in third position.

All the participants and the audience enjoyed the quiz.


The word "Guru" in Sanskrit is translated as "dispeller of darkness." Hence the Guru dispels the darkness of ignorance and leads the aspirants on the path to enlightenment. The Full Moon Day in the month of Ashadha (July-August) is known as Guru Purnima.

CIRS celebrated Guru Poornima on 19th July 2015. All the students and teachers assembled at the MPH at 8.30 to 9.45 am. The outgoing student council and class representatives performed a pooja which consisted of offering prayer and showing gratitude to Veda Vyasaji and the whole guru parampara. Then, the students took the blessings and good wishes from all the teachers by touching their feet and receiving akshada. The students prepared cards for their teachers to show their gratitude to them.

There was a special common arati at 7.30 - 8.10P.M. On the significance of a Guru. Vvideos on Gurudev’s talk on the qualities of a sadhaka and the characteristics of the Guru were shown to the children. The Guru was compared to the Ocean of Compassion by our Gurudev. CIRS children gracefully presented a dance performance for a beautiful hymn. The evening ended with an energetic bhajans by our music team.


“There are many little ways to enlarge your child’s world. Love of books is the best of all.” This is a worthy quote of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. Upholding this premise, CIRS has opted for The Book Lovers' Program for Schools - a reading program intended to get children to love reading storybooks.

In connection with this programme, a two day (15th and 16th July, 2016) workshop was conducted for the Junior School Teachers in English, to equip them to handle this programme. It was conducted    by Mr. Amrutash Misra, Managing Director, Multistory Learning Private Limited, and his colleague Mr. Aaquib. The workshop was on BLPS basics:  4 step formulas, what makes a good story, voice volume exercises, voice modulation game, awareness of movement expression and action, and demonstration of short stories like Deadly Royal Recipe, George's Marvellous Medicine, Patti's Beat and Wonder was noteworthy. It is a process and has been a wonderful learning experience for all of the Junior School English Teachers.


The English Department, in an effort to improve the writing skills of students and to expose them to various methods of enhancing their creative approach decided to conduct a series of workshops.

The first of this series was held for classes IX and X and Classes XI, XII, IB years I and II. The workshop was from 6:30 to 7:30pm on both days. The workshop was titled “Beginnings and Endings”. The students were exposed to various methods of beginning paragraphs and many examples were presented. The emphasis on all the sensory feelings and the necessity to include emotion to present a description were emphasized. Through visuals, audio tracks and video inputs students were sensitized to the world of creative expression.

The students found the workshop a very new idea and have expressed their excitement and their desire to attend more of the same kind. The time constraints did not allow everyone to express themselves and they hoped to be given a chance in the later workshops. There was loud appreciation for content and they left the workshop enthused to put their creativity to the test to achieve novelty in expression.


Creative Writing Web Page for the month of July that featured  more than 60 creative  pieces written by the students tom grades 5 to 12 was uploaded duly. The theme of the month was Exceptional Experience. The work of each child asserted originality of thought and expression and was complemented with the student photograph. The  Creative Writing Team is  led by Mrs. Roopa Gosain and is assisted by Student Editors Srinidhi Chandra XII Management, Gayatri XII Management and Anamika XII Management.  The Photographs were the pride of Annirudh PK of 9h Grade.

Click here to view the page.


The Mathematics week for the year 2016 -17 was celebrated from11th July 2016 to 16th July 2016. The whole week was filled with lots of fun filled activities.

11th July 2016: An introduction of the happenings of the week was presented by Mrs. Shanti Krishnamurthy (HOD of the Mathematics department) in the assembly. It was followed by a humourous video presentation which motivated the children to create a love for the subject.

12th July 2016: Assembly Quiz based on Mathematics was conducted by the Valmiki house students. All the houses participated with enthusiasm. The students of Balmandir presented a Math Expo in their block. Our director in-charge Swami Swaroopanandaji, spiritual incharge Swami Anukoolanadaji and Madam Principal witnessed the event. All the junior school students and teachers visited the expo and it was greatly appreciated by everyone.

13th July 2016: In the evening ‘Maths Run’ was conducted in two categories for classes 7 & 8 and for classes 9 & 10 house wise. Selected 160 students of classes 7 to 10 participated and enjoyed all the 8 Maths games at eight stations. House points were given. 

14th July 2016: In the Junior Arati, four students from the junior school – Krishna (class VA), Nitin (Class V B) , Parth (Class VIII C) and Sundaresh (Class VIII B) showcased their talents in mental maths. In the evening ‘Maths Run’ for classes 11 to 12 was conducted house wise. 80 students of class 11 and 12 participated and enjoyed all the 8 Maths games at eight stations. House points were given.

15th and 16th July 2016: “Number Ninjas” - fun filled activity sessions were conducted for classes V and VI. Mr. Divesh Bathija from Dinasim learning took these sessions. He took the children to an entirely new Math world where concepts are taught using games. Students of Classes V and VI thoroughly enjoyed his sessions.

All the activities of the Maths week 2016-17 were conducted aligned with the Chinmaya Vision Program (CVP). As a whole throughout the week it was a great learning experience.


To enlighten and motivate the students of different grades with the spiritual dimension of the life in their own way Swami Swaroopanandaji met each Class individually every day, in the evenings during their Aarti time and interacted with them.

09.07.16: (7.10-8.00 P.M)

Swamiji met the class X students on Saturday. He spoke about knowing one’s own aptitude and choosing the career. Swamiji explained that Swadharmais the action which is in accordance with our own nature. It is acting in accordance with the skills and talents, our own nature(svabhava), and that which we are responsible for. (Karma)

11.07.16: (6.10-7.00 P.M)

Swamiji met the class VIII students on Monday. He answered to the questions asked by them. He made sure that the child had clear understanding of the questions asked. He directed the children to the next level of their thoughts in his narrations.

12.07.16: (7.10-8.00 P.M)

Swamiji had an interactive question and answer session with Class XII students. The Children made the best use of this favorable chance and interacted with Swamiji. Swamiji beautifully explained the nature of the unstable mind and the efforts to be taken to focus better.

13.07.16: (7.10-8.00 P.M)

Swamiji unfolded the concepts and laws of Karma in his interaction to the children to the class XI children. He also revealed the scientific explanations for the instances from Mahabharata. Swamiji made the session filled with learnings and directed them towards their highest goal.

14.07.16: (6.10-7.00 P.M)

Swamiji had a beautiful story telling session with Class V and VI. He elaborated the complete scene of Lord Krishna stealing butter (Krishna’s Butter Bash).The children were actually taken to Gokul and Vrindavan and experienced the leela of Bhagavan Sri Krishna.

15.07.16: (6.10-7.00 P.M)

Swamiji succeeded to deliver the great knowledge of spirituality and Bhakti to the children of class VII in his own way of sheer enthusiasm and humor. He conveyed his message through the beautiful stories. He brought out the importance of Strength with humility in life. He quoted the lives of Hanumanji and Arjuna to highlight the same.

16.07.16: (7.10-8.00 P.M)

Swamiji met the class IX children and had a question and answer session with them. He wonderfully explained the concepts of different forms of Bhagavan. A better understanding of a Religion and God was conveyed to them. The children were totally engrossed and enjoyed the session with Swamiji


Sitara's photograph on the theme "EXPRESSIONS" has been chosen to be displayed in the Kasthuri Srinivsan Art Gallery in Coimbatore. It was submitted for a national Photography contest organised by the Lakshmi Mills Limited. It was an open category and the top 100 images were displayed in the gallery.


39th Coimbatore Sahodaya Inter School Table Tennis Tournament for the year 2016 was held on 15th July, 2016 at Soundararaja Vidyalaya, Dindigul. Twenty four schools participated in the event. The events were conducted under four categories: Under 12 years; Under 14 years; Under 16 years and Under 19 years.

CIRS student Sowris S Kumar of VIII Grade participated and emerged as runner up in Under 14 Boys Singles and along with M Kandharva Sanjeevan of VIII grade, He managed to accomplish the same in Under 14 Boys Doubles.


Crossword puzzles help students enhance their vocabulary, lateral thinking, reasoning and analytical abilities. The CBSE Cryptic Crossword Contest 2016 is the largest crossword solving championship for school students in India. Pragadeshwaran of XI CBSE science and Amrit Balakrishnan of XII CBSE Science participated in the Interschool Crossword contest in the City- Round held at Presidency School, Bangalore.


Koushik of class XI Science participated in a "District Tennis Tournament" conducted by Life-Spring during his vacations. Around 52 players participated from different schools. He reached till the Quarter Final and was awarded the most "Promising Player" of the tournament in the Under -16 category.


On the 13th July 2016 the students of CIRS attended an Inter-School Oratory Skills Competition at Jaigopal Garodia Vivekananda Vidyalaya in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. Arundathi Panicker of XI grade won the third prize and a cash prize of Rs.1000 in the English category and Shubham Sarogi of X grade won the consolation prize and a cash prize of Rs. 500 in the Hindi category. Laxmi Annamalai of XI grade represented the Tamil Section. Mrs. Meena Singh escorted the students. Arundathi was trained by Mrs. Roopa Gosain; Shubham by Mr. Sripal.


CIRS boasts of having a new state-of-the-art recording room with sound proof rooms and high tech audio recording devices.  These include Yamaha Digital Mixing Console 01V96i, Yamaha powered Monitor Speakers, Lenovo All in One PC with i7 processor and high response mics.

To mark the innaugral opening of the new recording room a special pooja was conducted on 11th July 2016 in the morning. Swami Swaroopanandaji and Swami Anukoolanandaji graced the occasion with their presence..


Kuchipudi, one of India’s main classical dance styles combines fast rhythms with fluid movements, creating an appreciative blend of control and abandon, strength and delicacy.  

Today the students of CIRS assembled at the MPH (during evening aarti) to revel in the wonderful Kuchipudi dance recital by Smt. Ashrita Keshav Preetam. Smt. Ashrita is a well known Kuchipudi dancer, who is the first disciple of the Shiva Mohana Dance academy founded by Jaya Kshore and Padma vani Mosalikanti. She had her Ranga Pravesham in 2009 and has performed on various big stages with her Guru’s ensemble like the Konark festival, National Council for Performing Arts, The Music Academy and as a solo artist at big temple festivals like Chidambaram and Guruvayur apart from all leading sabhas of Chennai. She also takes classes apart from being a child psychologist and counsellor and writes an occasional column on dance in the Sunday herald in Bangalore.

Her scintillating dance performance included dance, drama and Tarangam where she danced on a brass plate. It was based on the themes “Govardhana Giridhara” and “Dashaavataara”.

Pujya Swamiji Swaroopanandaji, Pujya Swamini amma and the guests from the ashram graced the occasion with their presence.


Yoga is essentially a spiritual discipline based on an extremely subtle science which focuses on bringing harmony between mind and body. The International Yoga day is being observed on the 21st of June every year. This year, the ministry of AYUSH has set the theme as “Yoga for Harmony and Peace.” CIRS celebrated the International day of yoga on 9th July, 2016 by performing a mass Yogasana session early morning at 5.30 A.M. The students  started with the warming up practices like neck bending, shoulder movement, trunk movement and knee movement. The body loosening practices maximize blood flow to the muscles and makes the tendons more flexible. Children also performed 20 asanas including 5 standing asanas, 7 sitting asanas, 3 prone posture asanas and 5 supine posture asanas.This unique blend of physical postures really helped children bring their body, mind and spirit into a better balance.


Eight of our students took part in the Coimbatore Sahodaya Inter-School Creative Writing Competition (2nd languages) on the 8th of July organised by ARB school, Pollachi.

There were three categories, Category A classes III-V, Category B classes VI-VIII and Category C classes IX–XII.
Our students took part in the Hindi, French, Sanskrit and Tamil competitions.

For each language, only one student was allowed to take part per category.

In Hindi, Vritti Punjabi got first prize in category B and Ved Murarka bagged the second prize in Category C.

In Sanskrit Surtarangini Devi bagged the first prize in category B and Deekshita got the first prize in Category C.

In French, Nihar Mukund bagged the third prize in category B and Sudarshan E got the first prize in Category C.



On 8 July 2016, Priyal Saraf from grade VI, Sunderesh Sundergopal from grade VIII and  Medhanshi Mandawewala  from grade X participated in the Sahodaya creative writing competition held at Reeds World School , Coimbatore. The topic for category B was comedy and the topic for category C was science fiction. The results for the competition will be informed to the school within a few days.



Mr. Sugadev, a French teacher of the Language Department attended a one day French workshop, a program on phonetics. The workshop was conducted on 05th July, 2016 by the French Teachers Association at PSGR Krishnammal College, Coimbatore. More than fifty teachers from various schools attended the workshop.



On 9/7/16, Chennai IIT conducted an inter-school quiz titled “Shastra – spark”.  It was held in Suguna Auditorium. A total of 150 students from various schools took part in the event. After a preliminary round, 6 teams were selected to play in the finals.CIRS was represented by 5 teams.

Team 1 comprised of Pragadeeshwaran of XI Science and Sanjay Srinivasan of STD X.
Team 2 comprised of Sudarshan E of STD X and Sushain Garg of STD IX.
Team 3 comprised of Amrit Balakrishnan of CBSE Science and Vinayak of IB 1st year.
Team 4 comprised of Bhavya Agarwal and Mehul Patel of STD IX.
Team 5 comprised of Pulkit Dalmia and Karthikey of STD IX.

Our team could not advance to the finals.  They answered many questions in the audience round.It is noteworthy to mention that Sudhir Vigneshwar, an ex-student of CIRS was the quiz master for the ocassion.

CURRENT ISSUE AWARENESS (the Syrian-Gaza issue)

Current Issue Awareness also known CIA was conducted in Chinmaya International Residential school on 6th of July. The students of 12th Management enriched the audience with their update on the Syrian-Gaza issue. Through CIA, the students conveyed an ocean of information through their formal presentation using visual rhetoric. The participants were able to captivate the audience’s attention toward the issue and hence the session was quite lively. The audience was the Senior School. The mind boggling information of the cruelty and sinister issue of war crimes in the region of Gaza enhanced our knowledge. Our Principal acknowledged the efforts put by the students that presented the CIA and thus highlighted the benefits of having such programmes. She described it as an effective way to help students to develop their knowledge and enhance their awareness about the world. The audience was hence able to widen their perspectives toward the prominent issues of the world. It was spearheaded by Mrs. Roopa Gosain, complimented by Mr. Diwakar. 


The Management and the Principal of CIRS congratulate the students of IB for their outstanding performance in their annual examinations conducted during May 2016. The salient features of the results are as follows: 

IB Stream:

Number of candidates registered:  13
Number of candidates who are awarded diploma: 13
Average total points obtained by candidates:  35.08
Highest Diploma points awarded to a candidate:  44
Number of students with total 40 and above: 3
Number of students with total from 35 to 39: 5
Number of students with total from 30 to 34: 4
Number of students with total below 30: 1

Topper name and grade:  Master Ayush Ranjan : 44 out of 45 points (Highest in CIRS till now)

Indian Equivalent of marks as sent by IB:

Name and % of the topper: Ayush Ranjan with 97.2%
Average of the Batch: 83%
Number of students with 90% and above: 3
Number of students with 80-89% : 6
Number of students with 75-79% : 3
Number of students with 59%: 1


CIRS is proud to announce Agasthya Karthikeyan, another feather in our cap. He has won an award in a national photography contest 'NATURE IN FOCUS' held from July 8 to July 9 at the Indiranagar Club, Bangalore. 

Nature InFocus is Asia’s premier nature and wildlife photography festival. It is a platform for passionate nature & wildlife photographers to showcase their work, learn from fellow photographers, discuss important and interesting topics, as well as build awareness in the community regarding nature conservation.

(Click on the picture to zoom)


FACE TO FAITH is an educational website designed by Tony Blaire Foundation for cultural exchange amongst schools across the world. The name of the educational site FACE TO FAITH has been changed to GENERATION GLOBAL.

A video footage of five of our students who enunciated the promotional statements was taken as a part of GENERATION GLOBAL activity. This video footage was requested by Generation Global in order to promote their official web site which is now called ENERATION GLOBAL.

This video was uploaded with the help of the link provided by them.

The students who rendered the stipulated statements provided by GENERATION GLOBAL were Roshan Menon (IB 2nd yr), Deekshita (X1 Science), Jhanvi Punjabi (IB 2nd yr, Sambhavi (IB 2nd yr and Rohith H (Class X).


There would not have been a better occasion than Pujya Guruji’s birthday for the CIRS family to express their fathomless love and gratitude. The morning assembly was infused with the sweet notes of the birthday song.

Special aarti in the evening started with displayed an outstanding program on Guruji’s early life, His bhakti and reverence towards his Guru Swami Chinmayananda.


Students exhibited an impressive skit depicting Guruji as Narad Muni who had promised to establish spirituality and devotion in million hearts of the people. They enacted the hilarious jokes which Guruji tells in his satsung. The paramount seva done by the CORD was also admirably presented by the students. Guruji’s contribution towards Humanitarian service, Indian heritage and spirituality inspired the children immensely.


Swamini Supriyananda from Chinmaya mission, Hong Kong garnished the occasion by sharing her personal experience with Guruji.

Thus, the day ended with everyone looking upon Guruji as an epitome of qualities like humility, kindness and humour.


Central Board of Secondary Education expression series is an online or offline essay/poem/drawing competition organised by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) for classes 1 to 12. It was initiated in 2014. A cash prize of Indian Rupees 2500-25000 is given to each winner. Entries are accepted in any of 22 scheduled languages and in English. The purpose of the contest is to make students aware of the history of women and men who have served the nation of India.

This year the competition was based on “Dr. B. R. Ambedkar” and was held on 13th to 14th April 2016. Our students from classes 5 to 11 (under the guidance of the English Department) participated in the same. The following students received participation certificate.

Class 6
Priyal Saraf, Vishrudh M.S, S. Rakshena Sri, Diya Venkat, Sanat Srivastava, Lakshminarayanan G

Class 7
Sri Vaibhav D., Varrshita B. J., Aniruddh P.P., Nida Shaji

Class 8
Nihar Mukund, Sundaresh Sundaragopal, Janaki Sampath, Yanvee Kalyani

Class 10
Abhipsha Majumder, Dakshita Sangani

Class 11
Gorle Dhatri Shree, Maanasa Madhu, Yashraj Agarwal, Priyam Moonka, Anubhav Agarwal, Ramya Chitturi, Khushi Dharmendra Minawala, Sambhav Saurabh Jain


Sushain Garg of Class 9 participated in an Adventure camp organised by INME in Uttarakhand during the summer vacation. The camp activities comprised of teaching basics of River rafting, Mountain Biking and other Team building activities. He also attended an Entrepreneurial Development camp organized by Government of Gujarat at EDI, Ahmedabad. He also participated in a 15 days Educational IJSO camp at Kota, Rajasthan where he was exposed to IITJEE, NTSE, etc.

Aditya Vardhan Khemka of Class 8 visited Jim Corbett National Park in Uttarakand and Kabini Bandipur National park in Karnataka during his vacations. During the safar, he photographed many animals like tigers, deer, eagle, owl, leopard, etc.

Mrugesh Thakor of Class 8 participated in the Volition America half Marathon at Chicago, USA on 4th June 2016. He secured the 1st position in the Under 17 - 5km category.


The Teacher’s orientation program for the term was conducted for three days from 23rd June to 25th June, 2016.


The faculty and the staff members were taken to Thirumoorthy dam on the first day. The aesthetic value of the nature served as a best start for the new academic year. The main theme of the day was “Team Building”. The faculty members were divided into groups and several games were conducted by Swami Anukoolanandaji, teachers and NAF volunteers. The games were designed in such a way that planning and coordination of the team members played a major role. Not to lose the fun factor, teachers also had kayaking and water games during the afternoon session.


The second day of the orientation program started off with Swami Swaroopanandaji’s blessings followed by a session on “Exceeding Excellence”. Swamiji gave a deep insight on what is meant by exceeding excellence and how to achieve it. He beautifully unveiled the secret mantra of exceeding excellence which is a combination of “sincere hard work” and “abundant love” for the same. The second session of the day was conducted by Swami Anukoolanadaji based on “Johari Window system”. The aim of the activity was to educate people on having a better understanding of the relationship with themselves and with the working institution to give their best. The afternoon session was allocated for the presentation of several other activities being carried out in CIRS. It provided a very good opportunity for the new teachers to get a better idea of the activities at CIRS and motivated the other teachers on the scope of work that could be done in the future.


The third day of the orientation program started off with the Principal’s address followed by the discussion of X and XII Board results. She congratulated all the teachers for their hard work. She stressed on the importance of dedicated work and its impact on the growth of the child and the institution. The day ended with department meetings wherein each department discussed and planned their upcoming activities.


Selected students of the 10th grade namely – Devika, Mahak, Atira, Harshit, Sudharshan, Saswat, Abhishek T, and Abhishek M were blessed with the opportunity to experience a prestigious math training programme organised by the Raising a Mathematician Foundation from the 2nd of May to the 8th of May . This foundation has been organizing camps for the last three years with great success. The camp was held at the Ram Ratna Vidya Mandir school (situated on the outskirts of Mumbai), a calming environment perfect for sharpening the minds.

It would be an understatement to say that the participants were introduced to a whole new dimension in mathematics. Instead, it could be stated that the students were thrown into a whole new world ranging from Calculus to Combinatorics, with intense discussions on extremely interesting topics like the subtle nuances of demand and supply, and the concept of infinity. It was truly an experience of learning and fun in equal measure. To explain other aspects of mathematics such as its history, its use in daily life, its connection to other creative subjects like music and art and its origin in ancient Indian History, other sessions were conducted by guest lecturers who were experts in their fields. All the teachers involved were mathematicians who loved mathematics and studied the subject not for career oriented reasons or any other reasons. They were passionate about their subject with a vision of spreading this passion among like minded youth.

However, the camp was not all about maths all the time. In fact, on two nights games were held to develop social skills through interaction with students from other schools. A cultural program was held on another night.


The Management and the Principal of CIRS congratulate the students of grade X for their outstanding performance in their board examinations conducted during March 2015. The salient features of the results are as follows:

No of Students Appeared:  75
No of Students Passed:  75
No of students who secured grade point 10(95% and above) :  38
No of students who secured grade point 9(86% and above) :  31
No of students who secured grade point 8(76% and above) :  5
No of students who secured grade point 7(70% and above) :  1
Average marks: Grade point 9.7(92.1%)


The Management and the Principal of CIRS congratulate the students of grade XII for their outstanding performance in their board examinations conducted during March 2016. The salient features of the results are as follows: 

Science Stream:

No of Students Appeared:   23
No Of students who secured above 90%:  9
No of students who secured 80-90%  :  12
No of students who secured 75-80%  :  2
Average marks: 87.9%

Topper name and percentage:  Master Mudit Sameer Bhatia : 95.2%


Management Stream:

No of Students Appeared:  26
No Of students who secured above 90%: 18

No of students who secured 80-90%  :  7
No of students who secured 75-90%  :  1
Average marks: 90.9 %

Topper name and percentage: Master Vedant Rungta : 97%


The Dramatic Club of CIRS presented William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet on May 18, 2016 and Merchant of Venice on 19th May’16. The plays were directed by Mrs. Roopa Gosain. The character of Romeo was played by Yatharth of IB 1st year and Juliet played by Aishwarya of IB 1st year. Shylock the Jew of Venice played by Rohan of IB1st Year and Portia played by Vasika of IB first year had the audience enthralled. The coordinators of the plays Arpitha and Nithalan , along with the costume and craft experts Swetha and Sachi, all of first year IB, brought  to life  the Elizabethan era, at CIRS. Such dramatic delights made the summer school, really cool!


The TOK retreat was conducted on 14th and 15th of May 2016 with the objective of introducing Art as an Area of Knowledge in IB TOK. The students were exposed to the area of Arts in an informal, activity based and fulfilled way. The retreat focused on “what is art” and how to classify what is and what is not an art. The students showcased themselves as artists. They not only appreciated but gave feedback on the performance of their classmates. The students were divided into groups, taking the role of an art critic and judging different art forms using the criteria provided. There was an introduction to various art forms that changed the world and the way people think about art. A group activity was conducted to show how art has changed over the period of time. Fashion was taken as an art form and students showcased the old and the new styles of fashion. The students were shown the movie ‘the Artist’ which made them realise how a silent film could be so impactful. They were able to connect with the storyline of the film, the expressions used to portray emotions and the music used in a silent film. A nature walk was arranged, both at night and in the morning where students walked in silence to listen and observe nature. The students slept under the stars, connecting with nature and woke up to the chirping of the birds.

Overall, all the students had a fulfilled and enriching experience in the TOK retreat.


On the 14th and 15th of May, 2016, CIRS invited the Alumni for an Alumni Meet for celebrating the 20th year of CIRS.

About 31 alumni from 2002 onwards till 2015 participated enthusiastically in this meet.

The school had organized variety of events for them. There was an inspiring session by Swami Swaroopanandaji, followed by an address by our Principal Smt. Shanti Krishnamurthy where she shared with the alumni on the various achievements of the school in academics and non-academic areas. Our Headmistress, Smt. Jaya Ravisankar also interacted with the alumni on their achievements and takeaways from CIRS.

Beside this, we also had various sports events between the present students and the alumni.  There were also reflective and entertaining sessions like ‘Musical Night - Antakshari’, ‘Trekking’, ‘Tour of CIRS’ etc.

The alumni also relived the school days by attending Jogging, Spiritual Class, Assembly and Aarti.

Not only did the alumni enjoyed these sessions, they also contributed immensely by guiding and sharing their expertise on the various career options and college education with our present students. The present students interacted, learnt and enjoyed from these sessions thoroughly. We also discussed the strategies by which the alumni can contribute to school in various ways and also worked on strengthening the alumni data base.

One of the most cherished moments was the Gurudev’s Paduka Puja and watching the movie - On a Quest. They were overwhelmed and touched by the feeling of Gratitude.


If you wanted to soak in a day long remembrance of Gurudev, CIRS was the place to be on this Gurudev Jayanti. Gurudev Jayanti has a special appeal here because of all the excitement that the celebrations bring to the children. Gurudev's Paduka Pooja performed by each student, an interactive activity-based exhibition of Gurudev's qualities and an evening cultural program of music and dance marked the day long celebrations.

Discover Gurudev was the theme of this year's Gurudev's Yatra. The exhibition was divided into 18 stations. Volunteer groups of teachers and students at each station from Classes 12, 11, 10 and 9 prepared skits, narratives, activities and value based games in order to explain various qualities of Gurudev. All other students who went through the exhibition were inspired and indeed overwhelmed to know who Gurudev actually was through this unique exhibition.

In the afternoon  the new admissions of 2015-2016 and 2016-2017  were shown the movie “The Quest” which depicts the life of Pujya Gurudev.

The celebrations ended with an evening program of dance and music on Gurudev. The highlight of the evening program was the music program on the melodious songs written by Swamini Supriyanand. The songs were a mix of the flavours of both the east and west composed in praise of Pujya Gurudev Swami Chinmayananda. These songs left the students enchanted and filled each one with devotion. 


The Physical Education Department conducted the Interhouse Waterpolo match on 25th and 26th April 2016.  The first day consisted of the qualifying matches - Valimiki vs Vishwamitra and Vyasa vs Vasishtha. The final match, Vysa vs Valimiki was conducted on 26th April. After a tough competition, the Vyasa team emerged as winners and the Valmiki team won the runners-up position.

Vyasa team:
Nihar Hegde (Captain), Sathyanand, Azhagar, Arjun, Anish, Abhimanyu, Devansh, Jeshil, Aditya, Prakhar

Valmiki team:
Sriram (Captain), Anant, Uday, Ayush Panchamiya, Roshen, Chinmay, Rohit, Karan Nair, Anirudh P K


The Super Senior Boys’ Interhouse Volleyball match was conducted from 11th May to 13th May 2016. Two qualifying matches were held prior to the final match, namely - Vyasa vs Vishwamitra and Valimiki vs Vasishtha. In the final match -  Vysa vs Valimiki, the Valmiki team secured the winners position and the Vyasa team won the runners-up position.

Valmiki team:
Ayush Panchamiya (Captain), Sriram, Prakarsh, Uday, Roshen, Chinmay

Vyasa team:
Abhimanyu (Captain), Sathyanand, Arjun, Anish, Nihar Hegde, Jeshil


We are happy to announce that CIRS retains its position “A” Division Men’s League Championship 2015-2016 organized by Coimbatore District Football Association.

“A” Division League Matches was certainly a platform for our boys to exhibit their talent against
competitive youth opponents and experienced vintage players.  

To claim the title 16 teams divided into 2 pools 8 teams in each. The top 2 teams from each pool competed in super league format to claim the title. CIRS was in placed POOL –“B” along 7 most prominent football clubs of the city.

                                     Tournament Summary

Match Played

Match Won

Match Draw

Match Loss







The least point team from each pool was depromoted from the “A” division to “B” division.


To inculcate the attitude of service, CIRS celebrated the Seva Week from 25th to 29th of April 2016. Students of class 5 to class 12 along with all the teachers were a part of this celebration.

Various programs were organised at all levels which included making of paper bags which was given to the shops outside the school and bookmarks were made with quotes on Seva and this was given to the school library.

A video presentation on Seva and Personalities who have rendered great service to mankind was shown to the students and it was followed by a discussion and quiz.

More than 25 Posters were made by the students on Seva and they were displayed at various places all over the school.

Some of the students were taken to Seva Ashram, R.S Puram Coimbatore and also to Chinmaya Gardens, where they cleaned the premises and presented a small program for the people living in the Ashram.

Selected students in the senior school helped the annas of the dining hall by serving food to the junior school students during their dinner time and also helped the Physical Education Department in Conducting, Organising and Assisting Water Polo Match.

The week ended with an open forum discussion on ‘What is the meaning of real Seva?’

Though seva week came to an end, the spirit of service still lingers in every student’s heart.


Class 8A was declared as the Best Class for the month of April 2016. The award was based on the classroom decoration, blackboard arrangement, overall discipline and maintenance of desk and cupboards in the class. Class 6A was reognised as the "Rising Stars" amongst the junior school classes.


The Physical Education Department conducted the Cross Country Race on 29th April 2016. The results of the first 20 positions are as follows.

Junior Girls (3 km)

Ami R., Nandita S., Neha S., Harini Siva, Stuti C., Sashna, Shankari, Ishika, Varanya, Samridha, Nandini J., Surtarangini, Shruthi K., Ackshita, Sathvika, Poorvajha, Maanasa, Krtya, Navya N., Sindhukavi.

Junior Boys (3 km)

Mrugesh Sandip Thakor, Siddhesh Natarajan, J. A. Nithin, Sahaj Surana, Hari Kannan, Dharshan Kanna K., S.S. Manikanta , Tanay Uttamchandani, G. Siddharth, Adithya Manoj, Dhruvil Patel, Ayush Santani, Akshit Dalmiya, Khalyan Vairavan, Viraj Shroff, Arnav Alok , Ghurde, Dev Mitul Kalaria, Krish P., A. P. Sanjesh, Sudhanshu Somani

Senior Girls (5 km)

Mahak B., Sagarika A.P., K.V. Kovarthana, S. Jothi, C. Pranathy, Shruthi P., Shreyah P., Harshita P., Aishwarya S., Khaviyaa, Vasika V.G. ,Tanmayee M., Palak J. ,Sadhana, Padmashree, Dhruvi P., Kavya G., Athira, Apporva, Shrinitha.

Senior Boys (5 km)

Arjun E., Siddhant, Ayush Ranjan, Sri Ram, Kalyan, Uday G., Ajay Shiv, Harsh Shah, Sushain G., Sathyanand, Shravan, Mann, Utkarsh, Agasthya, Aditya A., Prakhar J., Vibhor ,Navya , Rohan, Pranov K.


Gurudev Paduka Pooja was performed by the students of II Year IB praying for their success in their final examinations. It was performed under the guidance of Swami Anukoolananda. It is CIRS tradition that Gurudev Paduka Pooja is performed before all the major examinations seeking His blessings.


On 27/04/2016, Wednesday, the Department of Languages organised a Hindi Debate for the senior school students. The Debate started at 7 pm in the Multi-Purpose Hall after the Chinmaya Aarti. There were two participants from each house to speak in favour of and against the topic. The topic was ‘Is   Education necessary for entering into Politics’.

The participants presented their arguments convincingly and made the evening lively and interesting. We had Mr. Rakesh Kumar Das and Ms. Geetha Rani Bhattacharjee, from the Department of Mathematics and Social studies department respectively as the judges for the programme.

The Prizes for the first, second and third positions were given on the same evening  along with consolation prizes. Divyansh and Raghav took the crowd through the debate with some exceptional anchoring and their efforts were also recognised as they received a small token of appreciation.

In this debate, a new feature of rebuttal from the audience was included and it made the whole programme quite exciting and involved the audience also.

The principal Smt. Shanthi Krishnamurthy gave away the prizes to all the winners.


As per the result of the general elections held on 26th April 2016, the following students have been elected as class representatives for the Academic Year 2016 - 2017.

5 A - Poobalan M., Kirti Sudhagar
5 B - Aayush Kumar, Aadishree Devi
6 A - Kanha B.S., S. Yadunandhini
6 B - Aryan Saraogi, S. Rakshena Sri
7 A - Hari Kannan, Khushi Amruth
7 B - Tanay Shailesh Uttamchandani, Pari Parasbhai Satani
7 C - Ananya Shrimankar, Krtya Iyengar
8 A - Vagis S. Kumar, S. Nandita
8 B - M. Kandharva Sanjeevan, Shruthi Krishnamoorthy
8 C - Vaishnav G.B, Stuti Bhavesh Chovatiya
9 A - Ayush Yadav, Nandana Sunil Kumar  
9 B - Jwalit N. Panchal, S.K. Shrinitha
9 C - S. Suhan, Sakthi S.
10 A - Krishna Chaitanya T., Anasuya Sreekumar
10 B - G.V.S. Prem, V. Mirdhulaa Selvi
10 C - Arnav Agarwal, Aasrita G.
10 D - Shubh Todi, Atira Naik
11 Sc - P. Jaswanth, Krishnapriya Mohan
11 Mgmt - Yashraj Agarwal, V. Samyuktha              
IB 1st Yr - Bharath Santhosh, Vasika V.G.
12 Sc - Shaurya Vikram Choudhary, B. Bonny Rishitha
12 Mgmt - Keshav Tayal, Kevadia Brinda Rameshbhai
IB 2nd Yr - Kalyan Madduri, Sambhavi Mathiyazhagan


To instill faith in democratic traditions of the country, CIRS general elections take place every year. Class representatives are elected at the end of the elections which are held in a transparent manner.On 26/4/16, a briefing was done in the morning assembly.The election procedure was explained to the students.

During the campaigning, students came up with innovative posters and slogans.Candidates explained the symbolism behind the symbols that had been allotted to them. Campaigning was monitored by a team of poll observers Notable among them were Swami Anukoolanandaji, Principal, Headmistress and Deputy Headmistress. First time voters, new contestants and seasoned campaigners were interviewed by the photographers who belonged to the photography club.Class teachers and assisting class teachers ensured that campaigning takes place in a smooth way. A voters exercised their franchise in the form of electronic voting which was done as a pilot-project and also humble step towards paper-less election. NCC cadets were deployed to ensure that election kit reaches the class rooms in time.They also escorted the poll-observers.

Counting of the votes began in Maths lab at 4 PM. NCC cadets brought the sealed ballot boxes. In some cases, photo-finish was inevitable.>In many constituencies, the victory margin was quite substantial. Another notable and striking feature of the election was the fact that friends of the candidates who were away from the Campus delivered the campaign speech on behalf of the candidates. The next day, the list of winners was announced in the morning assembly. This marked the end of general elections. Though the newly elected class representatives assumed office on 27/4/16, badges would be handed over to them officially during the investiture ceremony. We seek Gurudev’s blessings on all the elected representatives. May this democratic exercise bring out the predominant leadership qualities!


A. P. Sagarika (Class 12 Management) member of the Coimbatore district team Under 18 category, participated in the State Level Inter District Basketball Tournament 2016 held at the Nehru Indoor Basketball stadium, Chennai from 19th April to 25th April 2016.

The tournament comprised of matches against the districts Virudhunagar, Villupuram, Tanjur and Madurai. The Coimbatore district team won all these matches and qualified for the final match against Chennai team securing the 2nd position.


Everyone at CIRS celebrated Hanuman Jayanti in full spirit and devotion. On 22nd April morning, we had a special pooja at MPH. The next day groups of students from Junior school as well as Senior school chanted Hanuman Chalisa in turns during the afternoon and evening sessions. The chanting of Hanuman Chalisa happened from 3.00 to 6 pm continuously. Each group chanted 7 times thus reaching a total of 54 times. In addition to these groups there were few students who chanted Hanuman Chalisa 54 times. The celebration ended with a splendid bhajan session during the evening aarti.


CIRS motivates children and adults to learn to chant the Geeta and inculcate its values and bring its time tested and invaluable wisdom to as many people as possible especially to the young, tender and growing hearts.

As part of the preparation for the Geeta Chanting Competition to be held during August – September, verses from the Geeta (Chapter 16 - Daivasura Sampat Vibhaga Yoga) are being read during the morning assembly.


It was a red letter day in April for CIRS as a selected group of Young Reporters trotted towards the Chinmaya Gardens to interview Anna Hazzareji the renowned social activist. The air was charged with anticipation when in walked the stalwart of conviction and the icon of patriotism. Anna Hazzareji interacted with the students for over half hour and patiently answered their questions. He spoke of deep seated conviction and selflessness as the bulwark on which great things can be built. His soft spoken demeanour and sincere approach won the hearts of the Young Reporters. Mrs. Jaya Ravishankar, Mrs. Roopa Gosain and Mr. Shiva Shanmughan also had the opportunity to meet the great social activist. 


In order to provide academic support and initial exposure to French to the new students of different classes, so that they can pick up the basics and catch up with others in the respective classes, a Bridge Couse is conducted every year. The same was started on Monday 18/04/ 2016 this academic year. This course is intended to bridge the gap between those who have been studying French for some years and those who have just started. It helps the students who have opted for a language which they did not study in their previous school.

The following students have enrolled for the bridge course of the academic year 2016 – 17.

Class 6 - Mitansh Raxesh Kapadia, P. R. Ashwin Karthikeyan, Ram Bajaj, S.Ashwin Ram, Sri Niketh, Akshit Dalmiya, Nischay Manish Hirpara.

Class 7 - Sanjana Rajbabu, Varshita B. J., Medha Tathi Reddy, Mithra


For the enrichment and innovation in the teaching strategies in our school, three teachers, Mr. Ganesh E, IB Coordinator, Mr. Satish Kumar S HOD Sciences and Mr. Parthiban KK HOD Languages, along with the principal, Mrs. Shanthi Krishnamuthy, were delegated to attend a two day workshop conducted by British Council in Chennai. More than hundred teachers and a number of principals had come from different parts of the country to take part in the work shop. The workshop was on Core Skills like Creativity & Imagination and Critical Thinking & Problem Solving as a part of Ways of Communication; Student Leadership & Personal Development and Citizenship as a part of Ways of Living, Communication and Collaboration as Ways of Working and finally Digital Literacy as tool needed. Out of the six core skills, we had to select one skill to be promoted in our school. Based the exposure and experience, we got in the Introductory two day workshop, we, in consultation with the principal, selected the most needed skill “Critical Thinking and Problem  Solving”. The teachers also presented workshop with the introduction by the principal on the core skill in our school so as to create an awareness about the core skill techniques amongst all the teachers.

In month of January 2016, we attended the advanced level workshop which had been postponed from November to January due to the inundation of Chennai, on “Critical Thinking and Problem Solving which provided a deep insight into the meaning of the skill and the techniques to be implemented in school in order to promote the same. In the month of April, 2016, the last and culmination session of the workshop was conducted and attended by all the three teachers who made each a presentation on the implementation of “Critical Thinking and Problem Solving” skill in the school prior to the workshop. It was a one day workshop held again in Chennai.

The workshop leaders who are the representatives of British Council were very informative and put their best effort to promulgate the core skill techniques for the benefit of the schools which attended the workshop. In the culmination workshop, there British Council panel members holding high portfolios in different reputed schools across the country had come and shared their experience with the participants. And finally, certificates were distributed amongst the participants.


Flood light Soccer is one of the most awaited events in CIRS. This year the Soccer Tournament was well organized and conducted on 18th & 19th April ’16. The players played very well with good sportsmanship spirit. The audience also enjoyed the tournament. Boys and girls of all age groups and Houses took part in the event. This year there was a fluctuation in the results compared to the previous years.

The results are as follows:

Category House
Sub Junior Boys
Junior Boys
Senior Boys
Super Senior Boys
Junior Girls
Senior Girls



Our students participated in the Rising Star Tennis League tournament held at Levo Sports, Kalapatti , Coimbatore on 16th April 2016. Our students participated in the Under 10 Boys category and made it to the semi-final round.


Ram Navami was celebrated on 15th of April with great pomp in CIRS. The celebration started off with a dance darma organised by the cultural department wherein the story of Ramayan was portrayed. Our students presented it by identifying Shri Rama as an ideal son, husband, warrior, student and a noble enemy. When the clock struck 12, Lord Rama was born and the celebrations began! The students sang songs that soothed the minds and hearts of the enthusiastic speculators. All offered flowers and sought His blessings. Sweets and prasad were distributed.

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CIRS invited Dr. Parul Pareek, Director of ROPE, a chief educator and motivational speaker, who is an expert in the field of self-empowerment and personal development for women, youth and girls.

She conducted the workshop from 10th to 12th April 2016 for the girls of classes 5 to 12. This transformational workshop dealt with handling emotion, bullying, peer pressure and any other challenges that arise in a teenager’s life. She also educated the girls about biological changes which occurs during adolescence and also discussed few of the self-defence techniques. Through various examples and case studies, she highlighted the need for having self-confidence and self- esteem.

Students also took this opportunity to clarify their personal doubt on a one to one basis. This workshop was highly appreciated by all the students as it was informative, educative and an eye opener.   

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Acharyas and Centres of Chinmaya Mission Worldwide
Dear All

Hari Om!

The great grand day finally arrived on 12th April 2016. The whole Mission awaited with bated breath! After pranaams to Pujya Gurudev, Pujya Guruji accompanied by Swami Nikhilanandaji and Smt. Prarthna Saran reached the grand Rashtrapati Bhavan and were escorted to the Durbar Hall. It is a very historic hall where all great people, Viceroys, Queens, Kings, Presidents, Prime Ministers and so many other dignitaries have been received and honoured by our nation!

The President of India arrived at exactly 11:30am and was saluted by military drums and the National Anthem followed thereafter. The awardees were all great achievers in their own fields and there was huge applause for each one as the President himself pinned on the medals – Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan and Padma Shri. Our Pujya Guruji was so simple, gracious, holy and divine among the other glitterati: Priyanka Chopra, Sania Mirza, Paresh Rawal, Rajnikant and others. It is a big moment of pride for the entire Chinmaya Mission worldwide! The award, by Pujya Gurudev’s blessings, bestows on the Mission National honour, prestige, pride of recognition and the fragrance of a country’s love and salutation. The President, the Prime Minister, Home Minister, Transport and Roads Minister, Power Minister etc. were all there including the top brass of the three defence forces and top government servants. The heart swelled with pride and the eyes were moist with gratitude, they all honoured our Chinmaya Mission in honouring Pujya Guruji. The function came to a close with the National Anthem, and tea hosted by the President in the Grand Old Ball Room and Ashoka Hall with its garden views and painted ceilings! Glory to Chinmaya Mission!

Back at the Chinmaya Centre for World Understanding, Delhi, Pujya Guruji was welcomed with dance, drums, aarti and flowers. Devotees danced their way to Pujya Gurudev’s Pratima sthal. Pujya Guruji first and foremost prayed to and thanked his beloved and revered teacher, Pujya Gurudev. It was so touching when he put the awarded Padma Bhushan and the citation at Pujya Gurudev’s feet and then in his lap with so much love and devotion. This selfless devotion was a great teaching to all Mission members on selfless service and graceful renunciation.

We share this historic and joyous moment with some precious photographs (Photographs 1-4 courtesy of the Honourable Government of India) and the video (courtesy of Doordarshan National) of the Civil Investiture Ceremony:

With Prem & OM!
In His Service,

Manisha Khemlani
Chief Executive Officer


As a part of the new parents orientation programme group discussions were conducted.


Suggestions :

  1. Monthly periodicals with brief updates on specific class and ward activities to be sent to parents.
  2. CIRS website to be modeled on pupilpod which is an interactive website.
  3. SMART phone application to be developed for the interaction between the school and the parents.


Feedback :

  1. Many participants expressed a higher degree of satisfaction when they came to know about what CIRS has been doing to nurture career-related options (Marching Forward Module).

Suggestions : 

  1. CIRS can recommend universities where children can pursue higher education.
  2. Students should be encouraged to get into bureaucratic services.  At the same time, they can also be encouraged to enhance entrepreneurial skills.


Outcomes of discussion on how to deal with adolescence:

  1. Parents must also help in teaching values and value systems at home similar to what is done in school. Parents too, must follow these value systems and become role models.
  2. Parents must be open to issues of their children and report such matters to the school so that the school is aware and further guidance could be given.
  3. If the school informs the parents of issues in school, parents must be open to these and help the school to in-turn help their children. They must not be in 'Denial Mode', where they feel the child has not done anything wrong.


Points of discussion :
Corruption and lack of values seems rampant in society. How can we as parents and teachers work together to help students overcome such societal pressures?

To overcome:
  • become an example
  • practice the values
  • Let the children know what are the pressures to face and what the bad things are.
  • How will they be tempted and what will be the consequences
  • We parents have to stop creating the conflict
  • Show them “ A child will not do something wrong if he knows why it is bad for him”
    THEME :  Exceeding Excellence

    Points of Discussion towards Exceeding Excellence:

    1. Strive for Inward and Outward excellence.
    2. Children are chased for marks in their 12 years of education - Looking for grades but how to handle the life is more important, to achieve the excellence.
    3. When they come back home they should be able to do their work without being monitored by parents. They should realize on their own.

    THEME :  Adolescent issues and their solutions


    1. Students to have online talk/chat regularly with the parents.
    2. Effective interaction between parents and the institution.


    Suggestions :

    1. To provide extra curricular activities for every child.
    2. The school teachers should identify the students’ skills and give them opportunities to further develop on the particular skill


    Participants’ inputs:

    1. Try to follow schools routine as much as possible at home.
    2. Visit friends and relatives more often and make good relation with those families.
    3. Make them to do some social service, and visit to the government schools, orphanages old age home and villages.
    4. Speak good language when children are with you.
    5. We need to have Poojya Gurudevs photograph at home.


    Suggestions : 

    1. More educational tours to be arranged by the school.
    2. Faculties to visit industrial places to update their scientific knowledge.  Parents to support such industrial visits.



    Parents want feedback on the following :

    1. Health
    2. Eating habits
    3. Cleanliness
    4. Sports
    Frequency of feedback expected was monthly once.



    1. Aarti session - was very much recharging and they all wanted to spend more time during the evening bhajan session. They all felt that bhajan session should be for more time.

    Feedback :
    1. Overall they appreciated the facilities and the activities which were planned.
    2. Many parents shared that they are very happy for choosing the right school for their kid.


    1. What to do list for students and parents during holidays
    2. Achievements (during holidays) of the students should be recognized in the assembly or class which in turn will motivate them to grow higher.


    8th of April is considered to be an auspicious day as it marks the beginning of the New Year as per the hindu calendar for the Marathis, the Telugus and the Kannadigas. The day started off with a cultural talk on the occasion during the morning assembly by some of the Marathi, Kannada, and the Telugu students. The essence of Kannada culture was brought out by Mr Ramesh Kulkarni (HOD – Music Department) as he addressed the students. Through the culture talks, the students emphasized various aspects of the New Year with interesting facts about each culture. The evening aarti commenced with a cultural show put up by our students. The programme began with a Kannada song presented by the junior school girls which was flavoured by an impressive artwork created by Prakhar and Aaryan of grade 10 simultaneously with the song. This was followed by a video presentation on Andhra Pradesh, which opened the eyes of the students demonstrating the rich cultural heritage of Andhra Pradesh. The programme concluded with a power packed dance performance by the 12th grade girls on a Marathi Song.

    The Sindhi New Year, according to the Hindu calendar, was celebrated on the 9th of April. The students were told about the rituals that are usually performed by the Sindhi’s all around the world. The choir of the school and the Sindhi students sang a Jhulelal Bhajan under the guidance of Mr. Ramesh Kulkarni. Through this presentation the students were introduced to another culture of India that is not well known. These presentations proved to be an enriching learning for the students as they were exposed to see the rituals of various different cultures.


    Merit certificates were awarded to children of (Class V - IX, XI CBSE - SCIENCE, XI CBSE - MGMT and IB I Year) for their outstanding academic performance in II Term Examinations 2015 - 2016.

    Aryan Saraogi
    Priyal Saraf
    S V Rinuthranavi
    Malini Kalliyath
    Shivansh Mundra
    Pranav Senthilkumar
    Nihar Mukund
    Surtarangini Devi
    Stuti Bhavesh Chovatiya
    Mrithika V G
    Dhruvi Hiren Parekh
    l R Rithu
    T Abishek
    Atira Kalyani Prashant Naik
    Mahak Bhandari
    11 Sc
    Navya Suri
    Ragavendra Krishnamoorthy
    Beeda Bonny Rishita
    Dhwanit Patel
    11 Mgmt
    V Jayesh Goal
    Anand Natarajan
    Keshav Tayal
    IB I Yr
    Subhiksha Chandrasekaran
    Sanchit Singhania
    Kaavya Kumar

    SHUBH SAHAS 2016

    An adventurous camp was conducted from 28-03-2016 to 01-04-2016 in the school organized by National Adventure Foundation, Tamil Nadu and Puduchery chapter for the entire students of (Classes V to VII)).

    The activities included:
    1.Thirumoorthy dame for water sports.
    2. Adventure Zone
         Mechanised Bunjee,  Zorbing, Obstacle Course
         Bamboo Walk , River crossing,  Kayaking, Rappelling

    3. Flying fox, Snorkeling, Sumo wrestling, Paint Ball. 


    Holi celebrations at CIRS span across 2 days – Holika Dahan (22nd March 2016) and Holi Dhuleti (23rd March 2016).

    Holika Dahan or the lighting of bonfire takes place on the eve of Holi. The programme started with bhajans and pooja to Lord Narayana. This was followed by a skit on the significance of Holika Dahan. Students narrated the story of Prahlad and Holika from ‘The Baghavat’ which symbolizes victory of good over evil in a creative manner linking it to different colours of life. The message conveyed through the stories was that those who are devoted to Lord cannot be destroyed by force and also would have his evils removed. The real devotee possesses ‘the strength of faith’. Pooja was done to invoke Lord Agni. It was followed by Holika Dahan the - burning of the Holika - which signifies the destruction of evil and the triumph of good as symbolized by Prahlad. The programme concluded with bhajans and pouring water around the Holika Dahan thus getting purified by washing our negatives.

    On the following day Swami Anukoolanandaji explained the importance of Holi and its association with various legends emphasizing the greatness of our culture. This was followed by a pooja and arati. Children enjoyed playing with holi powder which is considered as Prasad from one of the biggest yaga called ‘Soma Yaga’.

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    Shivarathri was celebrated on the 17th of February at CIRS in full spirirt and devotion. The day started with ‘Mritunjaya Havan’, where children chanted and performed the havan under the guidance of purohits. Some of the students also observed fast as part of the celebrations for the whole day.

    In the evening children were taken classwise to the Shiva temple at CRDC to perform ‘Shiva Abhisheka’. Also Arati ‘Rachopachara’ was done to Lord Shiva by singing bhajans. This was then followed by a special evening arathi with spectacular performances of skits, dances and bhajans. Swami Swaroopanandaji graced the occasion and addressed the students.

    From 11.00 pm to 12.00 midnight children chanted shlokhas on Lord Siva, Mantra japa, sang bhajans and offered ‘Abhishek’ to Lord Shiva. The day ended with Maha-arati.

    HOBBY CLUBS 2015 – 16

    In the last academic year 2015-16, hobbies were offered for all classes except IB students. The duration of each hobby was one hour. On every Wednesday, the junior students had their hobby from 3 to 4 pm whereas the senior students had their hobby from 4 to 5 pm.

    Hobby classes were organised with the intent of grooming the multifarious potential and capabilities of each child so that he or she develops into a multi-dimensional personality who is versatile.

    According to the class and age of students, different hobbies were offered to cater to their interest and potential.

    From three preferences given by each student, one hobby was allotted to them so as to train and guide them in that particular art.

    Classes V and VI

    Comic; Kid’s craft; Best out of waste; Hindi Handwriting; Veena; Violin; Flute and Guitar.

    Classes VII and VIII

    Ornamental Craft; Film Club; Nature Club; Spoken French; Classical Dance; Electronics; Band; Veena; Violin; Flute and Guitar.

    Senior and Super Senior classes

    Film Club;  Dramatics; Ornamental Craft;  Chess Club; Poetry Writing in Hindi; Multimedia;   Spoken French  ; Vocal Classical; Tie & Dye ; Painting; Ayurveda  and Commercial Arts; Cookery Club; Math Club; Heritage Club; Electronics Club; Poetry Writing In English; Tabla and Dramatics    

    This academic year, a few new hobbies like Commercial Arts, Ayurveda and Poetry Writing in Hindi and English were introduced. Handwriting hobbies in English and Hindi made an impressive impact on the students.

    Our early morning music classes conducted by our music teachers continued to churn out the musical potential of the students and it has retained its popularity amongst the students and the parents.

    In order to maintain an unhindered progress of the hobbies, two teachers were allotted to each hobby so as to ensure that at least one teacher is available during the occasional absence of the other teacher.

    The report of each Hobby was presented in the assembly through various modes of presentation like PPT, Video, and Dialogue etc.

    It would not be an exaggeration if we say that the hobbies which offered more than 30 hobby clubs catering to the varied interests of our students have carved a niche of their own in our school.


    At CIRS the new Academic Year commences with the Gayatri Havan performed at the quadrangle of the Mathura Block. On 4th of April the students of CIRS participated in the Gayatri Havan seeking the blessings of the Lord before beginning the new session.

    Gayatri Havan is a unique way of offering prayers to Surya Bhagwan, the Lord of the Brilliance of the Intellect.


    On the 2nd and 3rd April, CIRS gates opened to the new aspirant population. The gates of CIRS saw the expectant faces of the 'students to be' and the anxiety writ faces of the prospective parents of CIRS. The usually quiet campus was abuzz with activity as the Staff and Administration of CIRS ushered in the keen guests with warmth and love. A host of activities were organised to make the parents and the new students feel comfortable and prepared to step into their new roles and lives at CIRS.

    Ice breaking sessions for the parents and the students saw a lot of interchange and interaction happening at all levels. Before long all the anxiety and questions were laid to rest. The special sessions for the students and parents of CBSE 11th grade and IB also helped quell a lot of doubts. The various discussion forums chaired by various teachers for parents also brought to rest the tumult in the hearts of the parents who felt at the end of the 2 days that their ward was in 'safe hands'. A special CVP session by Swami Anukoolananda Saraswathi and the address of the Principal to the new students and parent fraternity weaved and strengthened the bond and laid the foundation for a happy rapport in the days to come. The Ice thawed and bridges of friendship were built.

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    Visual Arts is an IB subject offered at CIRS. At the end of two years the Visual Art students put up an exhibition of their work. This year Anagha, Anuja, Jhanvi Kalaria and Lakshmi Priya of 2014-2016 batch had put up an exhibition.

    Anagha's works circled around the theme 'Indian Culture' through the symbol of hands. She focused on ‘mudras’ (hand gestures in Indian classical dance).

    Jhanvi's works revolved around the theme 'Emotions and Expresssions'. She started her studio work by exploring different mediums of art through leaves, which was succeeded by the depiction of major human features that help in communicating different emotions and feelings. She also used the ‘colour wheel’ and its symbolism to explore her theme.

    Anuja's exhibition was based on 'My journey in CIRS'.  Her artworks depicted different stages of her 2 years stay at CIRS. She has portrayed them mainly through tree and human faces. Her artworks depict uncertainty in the beginning of her Journey and clarity of thoughts towards thej end of the journey.

    Lakshmi Priya’s theme included nature, portraits and creativity of fantasy. It basically shows how her thoughts have progressed from seeing the world as it is (externally - nature) to seeing from within (creativity of the fantasy). She has used the techniques of pencil sketching, shading, painting, quilling, stencil-making and printing. She has also used media like the amalgamation of chalk powder and Fevicol and also papier mâché.

    They elaborately explained the ways in which they had employed their artistic inspirations and the fundamentals of art in their work to the visitors.

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    This year, Chinmaya Mision all around the world is celebrating a Birth Centenary year of its founder, His Holiness, Pujya Swami Chinmayananda. This year is also the golden jubilee year of Chinmaya Education Movement.

    We, at CIRS, undertook the project of spreading HIS extraordinary vision of holistic value based education through "Chinmaya Vision Program" among Sahodaya schools in and around the city of Coimbatore.

    After visiting 6 schools and sharing this knowledge with them, on 27/02/2016, we at CIRS, hosted the "Value Based Education" workshop for the Sahodaya Schools of Coimbatore. 17 schools participated in this workshop with over 60 enthusiastic teachers from primary, secondary and senior secondary school.

    The workshop started at 9:30 am with a key note address given by our eminent and dynamic speaker Swamini Vimalanandaji, Director, CCMT Education Cell. Swamini amma gave us an insight on the true meaning of Education and its Vision which is the need of the hour for our education system.

    Experienced and inspired members of CIRS, Swami Anukoolanandaji (Spiritual Guide), Smt Shanti Krishnamurthy (Principal) and Smt Rajeshwari (Secondary School Coordinator) enlightened the teachers on the importance of the Holistic Education by exploring various aspect of Education through games, activities, worksheets, discussions and presentations. A demo class was also conducted, incorporating all the components of this Vision Program and towards the end of the workshop, all the participating teachers were asked to prepare their plan of action for their classes.

    Every member who took part in the workshop,  admired and appreciated the workshop and found it to be enriching, informative, an eye-opener and very unique.

    Mr Lokesh from Camford International School said - "The CVP session did not just show me how to teach but enlightened me on how to live my life."


    On 24/ 02 / 2016, Wednesday, Integrated Junior Language Quiz was conducted in MPH. The quiz started with Sanskrit Quiz, followed by Hindi, Tamil and French quizzes. In each quiz, there were totally four rounds out of which one was Rapid Fire round. The other three rounds were on different topics which included audio and visual slides.

    The quiz started at 6 pm and ended at 7 pm following the schedule precisely. The best house by virtue of highest points scored in the quiz was selected and each participant of the house was given a certificate and a prize.

    Valmiki house bagged the first prize in both Sanskrit and Tamil while Vasishta house came first in both Hindi and French quizzes.  Headmistress Mrs. Jaya Ravishankar did the honours to the winners.


    The Fine Art Week was observed from 15.02.2016 – 20.02.2016. From 19.02.2016 to 20.02.2016, an art exhibition was put up by the students.  All these exhibits were prepared by the students during their art classes.


    1. We had class wise activities: sessions on Introduction to Voice culture, Natya Mudras and health, and Play with rhythm for classes 5th to 8th.
    2. Performances: wehad classical dance performance “Bhavarpanam” by the children of Tandava, Bharatanatyam and Lasya on 19th Friday 2016 during arati time for the whole school.
    3. Last day on 20th Saturday 2016 we had Qawwali performance by the children during senior school arati.


    1. Class 5 students were given an introduction about the paper craft and origami during their art classes.  They were taught to make basic models.
    2. On 17.02.2016, an assembly presentation was given to the students of classes 5 to 8 on the ancient temple sculptures of India.  During the senior school assembly, the IB visual arts students explained the benefits of doing visual arts and its scope in careers.
    3. On 19th and 20th of February, 2016, an art exhibition was conducted by the students of cases 5 to 10 wherein the art pieces made by the students were kept for display.

    Overall, the students had an enriching experience during the art week.


    CIRS congratulates Smt. Alarmelumangai S., Mother of Sanjesh (6C) and Ritesh (8C) for qualifying for the Final round of CQ - The Education Quiz for parents  of Chinmaya Vidyalayas. 38 parents have been selected for the final round based on the First Round of quiz held in Jan 2016.  Final Quiz will be held on 15.5.2016 at Chinmaya Vidyalaya, Thondamuthur Road, Vadavalli, Coimbatore-641041.  CIRS family wishes her all the very best for her success.


    CIRS has joined hands with the BLPS Program in the Academic Year 2015-16.  Reading habits should be nurtured from young ages and hence our school felt the need for such an intensive reading program to enhance the reading population.

    This program started with great zeal and enthusiasm, inculcating Grade 5 to Grade 8 students of our school into the vigorous efforts of making them voracious readers.  We had two sessions of our BLPS representatives, giving immense insight into the program along with reference to teachers to how the program should go about.  It was great success where all the graders got to learn books of different genre and writers.

    Also, a workbook for given in lieu with the books they read just to make sure that the progress was happening in them and they had a wonderful time doing the workbook.

    Children read all the books that were recommended for them and also suggested a few books that they would prefer in their grade, which was really encouraging for teachers and the BLPS program representatives. Our school is looking forward for many more events like these, and it would a pleasure to serve the student society with our efforts.


    Gurudev Paduka Pooja was performed by the students of XII CBSE and X praying for their success in their final examinations. It was performed under the guidance of Swami Anukoolananda Saraswathi. It is CIRS tradition that Gurudev Paduka Pooja is performed before all the major examinations seeking His blessings.

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    In the 'Times Quiz' held in GD Auditorium, 620 teams took part in the event. Three teams represented CIRS.

    Team 1 comprised of Amrit Balakrishnan of std XI Science and Sudarshan E of std IX
    Team 2 comprised of Sanjay Srinivasan of std IX and Pragadeeshwaran of std X
    Team 3 comprised of Niranjana of std XI and Deepansh Mundra of std IX

    Team 2 cleared the prelims with a healthy score and moved to the finals.  In the finals, they secured 5th position. The finalists received a wrist watch, ticket to black thunder, Lunch coupon in Hotel Clarion besides trophy, books, school bag, coffee mug and certificates. Hats-off to the budding quizzers who have now entered the lap of seasoned quizzing.

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    Two of our students participated in the State Level Tennis Tournament held at Vellammal International Residential School, Chennai from October 12th to 15th. Meghaa H Asher (Class IX) and Stuti Bhavesh Chovatiya (Class VII) emerged as winners in the Under 14 Doubles Girls category. Meghaa H Asher also won the runners up posiiotn in the Under 14 Singles Girls category. The winners team were awarded a cash prize of Rs. 3000 and the runners team awarded a cash prize of Rs. 1500.


    8 students of CIRS were felicitated by the school for their long, unwavering faith and trust towards the school. Each of these students received a memento from Swami Anukoolanandaji as a token of appreciation during the morning assembly. These selected students have completed 8 years of fruitful stay at CIRS starting from Class 5 to Class 12.

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    Our students had appeared for the Trinity Western Music Exam conducted by the Trinity College of London during the month of November. Our students appeared in three different categories as theory, vocal, and guitar, which was conducted at different venues. One child appeared for the theory exam, 6 children appeared for the guitar exam, and 32 children appeared for the vocal exam. Three children who appeared for the vocal exam got the PASS WITH DISTINCTION. Around 17 children who appeared for both vocal and guitar have got the PASS WITH MERIT.

    Aditya Kanti Datta of IB II year appeard for the final grade of the vocal exam and has got PASS WITH DISTINCTION. He is the first person to complete the final level of the exam with distinction in the school level. Now he is credited as a professionally qualified and certified Western Music Teacher.


    This year Face to Faith has launched a major global research project and has invited a select number of our leading schools; those with a track record of sustained success, to be part of this exciting opportunity in demonstrating the impact of this kind of education. We are proud to say that CIRS is one among the selected leading schools by The Tony Blair Faith Foundation.

    On 19th of February, at 3:00 pm, selected students of grade 9 took part in a face to faith videoconference session with Nottingham High School in UK, Tichonet School in Israel and City Montessori School, India. The topics of discussion were “Human rights- talk back to hate”.

    It was a two-hour session within which many areas of the topics were covered through the narration of personal experience. A prominent public figure Mr. Milo Comerford came as guest speaker for this video conference. Mr. Milo Comerford is a researcher for the Centre on Religion & Geopolitics at the Tony Blair Faith Foundation. Milo read Philosophy and Theology at the University of Oxford. Milo has written for the Independent and Newsweek, and his research has been featured on CNN, Sky News and The Daily Beast. He is the co-author of the report Inside the Jihadi Mind: Understanding Ideology and Propaganda. Students had a great opportunity to meet and had a dialogue with him.

    It was a very interactive session and a great learning experience where students from different parts of the world connected with each other and discussed about hate speech which is a part of human rights.


    In the Cambridge Inter-school quiz for Juniors, 105 teams took part in the event.  Three teams from CIRS took part in the quiz. 

    1) Bhavya Agarwal, Karthikey and Mehul Patel 

    2) Sri Vaibhav ( VI), Shashank(VII) and Vineet Tiwari(VII)

    3) Pranav Ram(VII), Nihar Mukund(VII) and Pulkit Dalmia(VIII)

    All three teams secured the cut-off which was required to advance to the finals.  As per the rule, only one team was selected for finals. The team from CIRS that secured the highest mark was chosen to play in the finals. The team comprising of Bhavya Agarwal, Karthikey and Mehul Patel  of std VIII advanced to the finals and they finished 5 in the event. In the audience round, our students answered enthusiastically and won audience prizes.More so, they won the hearts of the organizers of the event. The quiz master Dr.Navin Jayakumar kept referring Vineet as Tirupathi Laddu as one of the answers he gave was related to the Thiruapthi Prasad. There was a live webcast for the event.Our students continued the trend of advancing to finals for the tenth time in a row.



    On 6/2/16, 4th edition of Murugappa Kovai Quotient quiz was held in PSG college of Arts and Science.  This is always a much awaited event as it enables the quizzing teams to explore the history of Coimbatore and the areas that fall under Kongu region.  Our team comprising of Pragadeeshwaran (X), Sanjay Srinivasan (IX) and Sri Vaibhav (VI) took part in the event.  A total of 256 teams took part in the event.  Our team qualified for the finals on the stage and finished 5th in the event.   The finalists were given a school bag, stationery items and a lunch box besides merit certificates.


    On 05/02/16, our ace-quiz team comprising of Pragadeeshwaran of std X and Sanjay Srinivasan of IX took part in Brain Beats, a state level quiz competition held at NGP College of Arts and Science.  Prof. Rangarajan, a renowned quiz master in the city conducted the quiz. Our team advanced to the finals.  In the finals, our team performed to the best of their potential and secured third position in the event. After an initial set back, they bounced back  and managed to answer the tie-breaker question which brought them up in the points tally. This is yet another feather on their quizzing-caps. On the whole, the quiz was a nail-baiting finish.  They won a cash prize of Rs.5,000 besides a trophy. As a fitting gesture to the on-going centenary celebrations of Pujya Gurudev, the winning team from CIRS decided to donate the ptize  money to CORD. (Chinmaya Organization for Rural Development)

    KHEL MELA 2016

    The XX Annual Khel Mela Athletic Meet 2015-2016 began on 2nd February 2016 with the arrival of the chief guest, Swami Swaroopanandaji and the prayer song led by Ashwini Athreya and Kaavya Kumar.  A spectacular display of March past was put up by the students of CIRS for the chief guest and the parents as they were led by the Senior Sports Secretary Shravan M. The meet was declared open by the chief guest after the oath taken by the students led by the Junior Sports Secretary Ajay Shiv and the opening speech by Senior Sports Secretary Sagarika A. P.

    After this, the junior students performed a drill on patriotism and the senior students performed on the theme "Unto Him Our Best".This was followed by the track and field events for the sporting stalwarts of CIRS who participated with true sportsmanship.

    After lunch, it was time for the parents to show their sportsmanship and worth on the field.

    The 1st day ended with Swami Swaroopanandaji addressing the parents and the junior school students performing a Shadow drill.

    The Day 2 started with the Khel Mela song performed by the parents. It was followed by the Yoga drill, the house drills and the NCC drill.

    Sports Secretaries led the students of CIRS and the Principal and the Headmistress led the contingent of teachers for the closing March past.

    The Khel Mela ended with the prize distribution ceremony where Vishwamitra house emerged as the overall sports champions.

    The meet was declared close by Swami Swaroopanandaji after the flag retreating ceremony done by the junior council and the NCC cadets and the closing speech by Junior Sports Secretary Mahak Bhandari.

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    The Thyagaraja Aradhana was celebrated on Feb 1st, 2016 at the multipurpose hall. The performance was done during the common arati time. Around 20 children (both juniors and seniors) participated in this program. Thyagaraja Aradhana is celebrated to mark the birthday of the Saint Thyagaraja, who is considered to be the father of Carnatic Music. The famous keerthana “KAALA HARANA” was presented by the Athreya Sisters, Mridula Athreya and Ashwini Athreya as a duet performance, which was mind blowing. The most awaited Pancharathna keerthana “ENTHARO MAHANUBHAVULU” was rendered as a group in a beautiful manner. Swami Anukoolanandaji and Mr. Ganesh accompanied the children in Mridangam and Kanjira. Our hobby teachers from Shivanjali, Mr. Ragunathan and Mr. Devasenapathy accompanied the children in flute and violin respectively.

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    On 30th of January, Shruthi and Devika of std IX explained the significance of Martyr’s day.  They highlighted the noble qualities of Gandhiji and how the present generation can take India forward by contributing to the nation in every possible way.  The speech also revolved around the influence of Gandhian principles across the world.  In the end, the students and teachers observed a minute silence as mark of respect for a leader who considered Ahimsa as the basic foundation of life.


     On 27/1/2016, the Hindu Young world Quiz was held in SNR Auditorium. In the Junior Category, 356 teams took part in the event. Our team comprising of Sri Vaibhav and Vineet Tiwari of std VI cleared the preliminary round and moved into finals. In the finals, they emerged as the winners. They won bicycles, a trip to Kodaikanal, gift hampers, certificates and trophies from chief guest Arunachalam Muruganantham,Padmashree awardee, CEO, Jayaashree Industries.

    In the senior category, Shashank of std VII and Mehul Patel of std VIII cleared the prelims in which 450 teams took part. It is interesting to mention that it is the first ever appearance for these kids in a major quizzing event. They moved into the finals. In the finals, they finished 5th in the event. They received a diary, T-Shirt, Cap and trophies.

    In addition to these teams, 4 other teams from our school took part in the event which includes Sushain Garg, Dhruvi Parekh of VIII, Pranav Ram (VII), Bhavya Agarwal (VIII), Vedant Kedia (VIII), Karthikey (VIII), Sudarshan E. (IX) and Sanjay Srinivasan (IX). Every team put up a spirited performance in the event.




    Mail from the Parent of K. KRISHNAVENI(2501) Class 6 A

    Its a great news Madam!!
    Our pranams to swamiji in this wonderful occassion!!

    Thanks and Regards,
    M. Kumaresh Murthy

    Mail from the Parent of Dhruv Sharma(2379) Class 9 A

    Congratulations Madam!
    It’s indeed a great news and matter of proud for the entire Chinmaya family.
    Best regards,
    Neeraj Sharma

    Mail from the parent of Niranjana(2315) Class 11 Engg

       Pujya Guruji Swami Tejomayanandaji

     Hari Om  Namaste!

     I am extremely happy to hear the news of our Pujya Guruji being honoured with the Prestigious award of Padma Bhushan by the Indian Goverment. The award you are rewarded is for your effortless trying. I wish many more awards in your life. It is the beginning of journey and lots of things are yet to achieve. Congratulation for winning this award.”

    Ramasubramania Raja

    Mail from the Parent of Simran of Class 9

    Dear Principal madam,

    Our heartiest congratulations to Swamiji & Chinmaya Mission for this great national honor.
    We are proud to be associated with you all & look forward to meet you next week.

    Warm regards.
    Deepak Ved


    67th Republic Day was celebrated @ CIRS by installing a fierce spirit of patriotism and civic consciousness.  The celebrations began with a briefing on the importance of the day. Vasika of std  X expressed her views on the greatness of Indian constitution and its relevance in the present day.  Krishna Priya of std X read out a poem with a fierce patriotic ferver on Mother India.  Akshaya Iyer of std X read out the opinions collected from a cross section of the students on what republic day means to them.  Flag hoisting was followed by a speech by Smt. Sumathy.  She emphasised the need to tap the potential of youth for nation building activities. 

    A special arati was conducted in the evening during which children sang famous patriotic songs from the movies along with karaokes. The program started off with the song “Nanna munna rahi hoon” by Arnav of 6th grade and Aditya, Akshaya, Venkatesh, Hezal and Aman of Balmandir. This was followed by “Insaf kid agar pe” by Siddesh of 7th grade. The next show was based on the song “Desh mera rangeela” by Shruti Ramesh Kulkarni of 7th grade which was accompanied by a dance performance (7th grade girls). Aditya Kanti Datta of IB 2nd year sang “Aisa desh hai mera”. The evening came to an end with “Hum se hai roshani” sung by Yash Jain of class 12th IB and Pulkit Chaodhary of 10th grade. On the whole, the Republic Day celebrations reflected the truest spirit of the day in every possible way.


    Few of our students participated in the All India Chinmaya Khel Mela  Athletic Meet held at Chinmaya Vidhyalaya, Kochi from 19.01.2016 to 22.01.2016. Our students participated in the Under 14, Under 16 and Under 19 Boys and Girls categories.The Under 16 Girls team  emerged as Section Champions. Our School came second in Overall Championship. The results are as follows:

    Under 19 Category

    Girls Individual Events


    K V Kovarthana

    400 Mts 
    800 Mts 

    Shreyah Pooranan

    400 Mts 

    Sejal Bahl

    Long Jump
    100 Mts

    Girls Relay Event

    KV Kovarthana
    Shreyah Pooranan
    Sejal Bahl
    Deekshita Muthukumar
    Harshita Pasari
    4 X 400M
    KV Kovarthana
    Shreyah Pooranan
    Sejal Bahl
    Deekshita Muthukumar
    Harshita Pasari
    4 X 100M Bronze

    Boys Individual Events

    Prerak Bhalala Shot put


    800 Mts Bronze

    Under 16 Category

    Girls Individual Events

    Mahak Bhandari 400 Mts 
    800 Mts

    C Pranathy

    200 Mts

    Dhruvi Vinod Patel

    High Jump

    Girls Relay Event


    Mahak Bhandari
    C Pranathy
    Dhruvi Vinod Patel
    Rithvika R Murugaiyan
    Amrutha  S U

    4 X 100M

    Boys Individual Events


    Abhimanyu Gangwar

    Shot put
    Discus Throw

    Manan  Bhanderi Shot put
    Discus Throw
    J P Ajayshiv High Jump
    Triple Jump

    Boys Relay Event


    Karan Nair

    4 X 100M

    Under 14 Category

    Girls Individual Events

    Sitara A Karthikeyan Long Jump

    Neha S

    400 Mts

    Boys Individual Events


    Anirudh P K

    High Jump
    400 Mts




    Social Science quiz for juniors which was held on 20/1/16 was not just a battle of nerves. It was a clash of the titans to determine the intellectual supremacy of the teams that cracked the answers in a jiffy. More than accuracy and time sense, the participants seemed to have mastered the pre-requisite skills of comprehending the inbuilt clues in the questions. This enabled them to have a smooth sail.

    From the very beginning, Vyasa house topped the table and they managed to do so till the very end.  Vashishtha house too tried its best to reach the top in a nail-baiting quizzing encounter. They secured the second position and proved to be a 'potential threat' to the winning team.  Valmiki and Vishwamitra finished third and fourth in this keenly contested event.

    The audience too were engaged with questions such as ‘Which song brought tears in the eyes of Nehruji in 1962?’. Winners in the audience round were given a book on biography series. Geography round revolved around questions which were aimed at testing the geographical quotient. Unscrambling the given word, grid based questions are some of the recent improvisations in the Geography round which drew the attention of the participants as well as their supporters. Starting from Baba Budan hills to Diamond harbour, the geographical diversity of India was highlighed in the form of questions.

    History round took the students back and forth in time.   A right mix of questions from the domain of current affairs like the declassification of the files pertainign to Netaji and Dr.Varghese Kurien's demise made the quiz a product of the contemporary world. By the time the quiz got over, the audience left MPH with memories that will linger for a long time.

    PONGAL @ the traditional way . ...

    Pongal at CIRS is as always awaited and happiest occasion for one and all. The children, on the previous night make their mud pots - a colorful ones. The day of pongal started with Swami Swaroopanadaji blessing the Gathering. The students prepared delicious sweet pongal and salt pongal and offere as prasad to Sun God.

    In the afternoon, all the students played a number of traditional games like
    Gilli danda
    Pey Pandhu
    Pambaram( Spinning top)
    Blind fold game
    Slow cycle race
    Kambu Thalli(Ancient Hockey)
    Undigol( Catapult)
    Paandi(Hopping), Ailesa(Tug of war)
    Sada Kudu( Kabbadi)

    A special ‘aarthi’ programme under the guidance of Swami Anukoolanadaji supported by the Music and Art department was enjoyed by all. At the ashram “Mattu Pongal” was celebrated. All the junior school students along with the teachers joined the celebration.

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    On Saturday, 9 January 2016, experts from Coimbatore with the help of NCC cadets and IB CAS students taught our students of classes 5-8 how to deal with a fire and to familiarize them with the equipment and the type of work that our local firefighters do.

    They also explained how fire spark may spread into a major fire accident and how to act on such occasions without getting panic. Trainers gave the students valuable information on the types, reasons, causes of fire and the advantages of firefighting equipment followed by demonstration on usage of fire extinguishers. Apart from that each and every student was made to use the fire extinguisher.

    The training proved to be really beneficial with good learning experience


    CIRS celebrated the National Youth Day with an evening program. Param Patel and Ramya Chitturi of grade 10 commenced with an inspirational narration. However, it was the 10th grader Aditya Gunwant, who stole the show by depicting none other than the eminent Swami Vivekananda himself. Along with him the entire crew of 9th and 10th graders radiated patriotism in every gesture, in every step and in every progressing move. The entire program was a fusion of video, shadow play, dance and drama. Praneeta Tiwari and Vasika V G of 10th grade headed the Direction and co-ordination. The origin of National Youth Day was portrayed in this show, along with few yet significant events from Swami Vivekanada’s life. The play with the lights built the atmosphere and ambience, which in turn took the audience to Swami Vivekananda’s era.It was directed by Mrs. Roopa Gosain, the Cultural Coordinator.


    Education Today is an online Education portal based in the IT hub of Bangalore. On December 12th 2015, Education Today conducted the 3rd National Conference for K-12 leadership and the School Merit Awards 2015 at The Chancery Pavilion, Bangalore.  Eminent educators from all over India attended the one-day conference.

    Around 2000+ schools and 150+ Preschools submitted their nomination across various categories like CBSE, ICSE, International schools, Montessori, etc. The awards were presented across multiple categories like Top 20 CBSE and ICSE schools, Top 10 International schools, Jury‘s Choice and Parent’s Choice award, city-wise school ranking and upcoming schools.

    At CIRS, we are happy to share with everyone that CIRS has been awarded with the Jury’s Award at the School Merit Awards 2015.

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    The Teachers Orientation Programme for the term was conducted on 4th and 5th of January, 2016.  The subject was Enquiry Based Learning and Time Management.


    Mr. Ganesh took the first session on the meaning of inquiry based teaching and learning and its essence in today’s schools.  He differentiated between deep learning and surface learning approaches through examples and activities.  During the second session, Mr. Satish Kumar dealt with Critical thinking and Problem Solving Skills with a focus on Questioning skills for Effective Learning.  He emphasized on the importance of questioning through group activities and also showed how to use the Bloom’s taxonomy for setting quality question papers for assessments.  During the third session, Mr. Parthiban stressed on the importance of Creativity and Imagination in learning.  He started the session creatively using “I talk to I” video and moved on with group activities and presentations on creativity in classroom teaching.  During the fourth session, our Principal Smt. Shanti Krishnamurthy took stories from our scriptures and asked to groups to evaluate them critically and list out the deep learning that the story provides. This session was an eye opener to many. 

    During the afternoon session, Mrs. Rajeshwari took a CVP demo class on the topic “Exchange Rates” to show how to incorporate the concepts of CVP in classroom.


    Mrs. Rajeshwari took the morning session from 9.00 am to 1.30 pm on Time Management.   She started the session by asking the teachers about their concept of time.  She then discussed about the day to day activities every person involves in and how time can be saved. She also discussed the Steven Covey’s Rock-Pebble-Sand-Water concept, the Pereto‘s 80 – 20 principle and the Time Matrix. There were various activities that were conducted to show the importance of time and how to be a ‘Performer’ and work stress free with quality time management. .The whole session was meant as a self-reflection for all the teachers and gave an insight on how to manage their time better.


    The best of the CIRS athletes and students with sportmanship participated in the 20th National CBSE Athletic Meet and brought laurels to the school. The Athletic Meet was held from 27th December 2015 to 30th December 2015 at NH Goel World School, Raipur with participants from CBSE schools in Dubai, Qatar, Kuwait and Abu Dhabi.

    In the 'Under 19 Girls' category, Sagarika Anand of Class XI management won the Gold medal in the High Jump event.


    On 04/12/2015 few selected students from grade 9 and 10 participated in Sahodaya dance competition, which was conducted by SSVM world school, Singanalloor, Coimbatore.

    There were 2 different categories as folk and classical group, in which our school participated in the classical category and bagged the first position. Our students performed beautiful classical piece “DASHAVATHARAM" and performed in Bharatanatyam.

    The following students participated in the Sahodaya Dance competition:
    1. Varsha.       -   IX
    2. Pranathy.    -   IX
    3. Kavya G.     -   IX
    4. Pranitha N   -   IX
    5. Krishnapriya. -  X


    Leaving the CIRS campus on the 27th of November 2015 with the blessings of Gurudev, 66 members of this CIRS family; the Grade 11 students started their fun packed trip to Cochin where they boarded the “Kavaratti” cruise for a 5 day trip at the Lakshadweep islands.

    After a long exhausting drive to Cochin, the students started their journey on the 28th, eagerly waiting to explore the 3 beautiful islands; Kavaratti, Kalpeni and Minicoy. On the 29th of November 2015 even before it was time to rise, these ardent islanders were up on the deck eagerly waiting for the mild blowing sight of the sunrise. The day passed by with the children swimming for hours in the sea and having fun in the water just as a warm up for the fully loaded day at Kalpeni.

    The last day of November was, a day everyone promised to remember for the rest of their lives, a day of a new experience to most of the students which left them proud and wonder stuck; the scuba diving, snorkeling and kayaking.

    The last island “Minicoy” was a place for relaxation. Many students played beach volleyball, beach football, kayaked etc. Due to its pleasant weather and warm clear water, most of the students decided to relax and ease off all negative thoughts.
    With the cultural programs at each island and the town tour, visit to many small industries; the coconut factory at Kalpeni, the visit to the Light house at Minicoy where each student climbed over 250 stairs, it was indeed a fun filled educative trip.


    The overview of the five day workshop ‘Angla Ghosti’, conducted by CCMT cell was presented by the CIRS English department in the staff orientation programme on January 5, 2016. A condensed form of all the sessions was presented in a nutshell. The topics of the presentation were Critical Thinking, Story Telling, Etymology, History of English, Reading Proficiency, Careers in English, Integration of English with other subjects, Language and Brain, English and CVP, Communication Skills in English and English and Evaluation.


    Butterfly Sneeze Media Pvt Ltd organisers conducted Tamil Nadu State Level Short Story Writing Competition in the month of November2015. 502 schools took part in the competition with more than 11,000 entries from Classes 6 to 12.

    Three students from our school were placed in the top 50 ranks namely Anand Natarajan (Std 11), Srinidhi Chandara (Std 11) and Poornima J (Std 7).

    • Anand Natarajan won the Special Mention Award. He was awarded a trophy.
    • Srinidhi Chandra won the Runner-up Award and was awarded a trophy and certificate.

    A Citation Certificate was given to the school.


    CIRS Masqueraded from the 22nd to the 25th of November. We Masqueraded and we participated in the Inter House Masquerade Spectacle.


    Vyasa's INSIDE OUT had the audience bewitched by the psychedelic lights and mind boggling performance by Sejal Bahl, Navya Suri and Kavya Kumar. The fast paced drama had the audience on a roller coaster ride that left them breathless. Sejal Bahl was adjudged the Best Actress. Three Cheers!


    ‘Valmiki's ALADDIN was a play with magic of love and the lamp. Anant as Genie and Uday as Aladdin had a twist at romance, as the charming Varsha Dev had the audience flying on the magic carpet. Shravan as Abu won the hearts of many and Varsha Dev won the Promising Actress of the Year. The Best Actor was undoubtedly our Genie, Anant Deorah. Three Cheers!


    Vishwamitra's LINCOLN with Utkarsh Gupta as Lincoln had the audience enthralled at the conviction and charisma this 16th President of the United States displayed. His seminal abolishing of Slavery was brought about with great force and the characters played by Shravan and Sankari were just out of the civil war era.. Three Cheers!


    Vashishta's ZANGOORA was a pot pouree of dances, murder, romance and friendship. It dazzled the audience with its colour and zing. The h

    all resonated energy and cheer.Jaishwin won the Promising Actor of the Year. Three Cheers!

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    On 21/11/15, two teams from CIRS took part in the inter-school quiz held in Madurai. The quiz was hosted by Madurai Quiz Society. Two teams represented CIRS. Team 1 comprised of Pragadeeshwaran of std X and Supreeth KV of std XII Science.  Team 2 comprised of Surabhi Chandirasekaran of IB Second year and Amrit Balakrishnan of XI Science.  Team 2 qualified for the finals and emerged as winenrs in the event.  The participants of the winning team got a cash prize of 5,000 each besides a Shirt, book and a school bag.

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    On 21/11/15, three teams from CIRS took part in the Business quiz held in PSG Tech, Coimbatore.  Team 1 comprised of Shantanu Jalan  and Parikshit Powani of XII Management. Team 2 comprised of Kank Fathepuria of IB Second Year and Hrishik Powani of XI Management, Team 3 comprised of Jayanth Krishnan and Aditya Nair of XII Science. Team 3 qualified for the finals and in the finals they finished 6th in the event.


    The Sahodaya Maths & Science Quiz 2015 was conducted at Chinmaya International Residential School on the 17th of November, 2015 for students of class 9 and 10. Many school in and around registered for the quiz. We had 97 teams from 25 different schools competing for the quiz.

    The Quiz program was divided into two parts. First there was a written preliminary round where the teams had to answer 50 questions in a time limit of 40 minutes. The questions were a mix of general science, current affairs and curriculum based. The top six teams were selected and they went on to the Final Round.

    Smt. Shanti Krishnamurthy, Principal of CIRS, welcomed all the participants and the teachers and wished all the finalist best of luck. The Final Quiz Rounds were the General Round, where questions from current affairs and general science were asked. Next was the Subject Selection Round where questions were based on curriculum. This was followed by the Connection round where there were questions based on connecting the pictures and movies. The next round was the most exciting round, the Buzzer Round which kept all the finalist n their toes and their hands on the buzzer. The Buzzer round consisted of Logical and Numerical Problems, Activities and Videos. And finally the last round was the Rapid Fire Round where the students had to quickly respond to a series of questions within the given time limit of one minute. There was also an audience round where questions were thrown open to them and anyone could grab the opportunity to answer.
    At the end of the exhilarating quiz finale, Yuva Bharati School emerged as the winner followed by PSBB and PSG Public School took the third place.

    The winners received a Rolling Trophy, Certificates and a Gift Hamper. The runner’s up received certificates and gift hampers. Overall the quiz was an exciting and enriching experience for one and all.


    It's not just any “Children's Day”, where we greet each other, exchange a few cards and sing songs. . . . . .It’s much more . . . .. .

    Morning assembly: the teachers' parading as students: the prayer, announcements and the pledge.

    Diwakar Sir's quiz based on fun-filled secrets that students of CIRS possess enthralled us! The ‘Mahamaya’, the illusion created by our teachers, swept us to a different world. Dances, songs, hip-hop and a grand finale STRENGTHENED our bond.


    The 10th graders displayed a spell-binding performance based on the novel ‘A Diary Of a Young Girl’ by Anne Frank.

    It was an amalgamation of a video with a dramatic presentation in which each student had a role in acting, directing or coordinating the show.

    Krishna Priya Mohan portrayed Anne Frank, the protagonist of the play.

    The settings in the MPH and portrayal of each character took the audience into a realm of the World War II period.

    A special mention to Ayush Ranjan, Anirudh Jitendra for being Student Directors and Aayush Patel for providing technical support.  play was spearheaded by Mrs. Roopa Gosain , the Cultural Coordinator and the English Dramatic Club in charge.

    CIRS celebrates DIWALI in a memorable way:

    Diwali ,one of the the most magnificent and awaited festival, was celebrated with great pomp and joy at CIRS. The beginning of this auspicious day was marked by a divine Pooja followed by an interesting skit presented by the 11th graders. Then came the most colourful moment of the day, as CIRS created ‘rangolies’ for the ‘Rangoli Competition’.

    In the evening, we witnessed a grand cultural programme. We then decorated our school and dorms with beautiful ‘diyyas’.This was followed by the most awaited moment of the day-Cracker Bursting! Some of the students refrained from bursting crackers for the sake of protecting the environment while some of them enjoyed bursting crackers.

    This Diwali was enjoyed by all of us to the fullest and will always remain as a cherished memory in our lives.

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    The Chinmaya Bal Sevak Certificate was initiated by the CCMT Education Cell to undertake services for a minimum of 120 hours in various categories like Seva at Home and in School, Seva for the society, Seva for a Universal Cause, Seva with NGOs, Seva for the challenged etc.

    This is a two year project of selfless service that has changed the personalities of all the students who have enrolled themselves into this selfless activity. Around 76 students from our school rendered their selfless service for more than 120 hours in the above mentioned categories. This has been acknowledged by the CCMT Education Cell and a selected few were awarded the prestigious Bal Sevak Certificate.

    Staying in a boarding school, students find it difficult to reach out to the outer world and also with their dear ones. CIRS has taken a number of initiatives to correct this situation. School assigns interesting activities that make them reach out to the community during their vacations.

    This enables the students to expand their creativity and flourish in areas beyond academics.
    Seva Sainiks have been exposed to many such activities that they thought were fun. They also enhanced their knowledge by understanding the problems that people around the society are facing by visiting many places such as the orphanages and old age homes in different places around the world.

    Students of CIRS have had various opportunities to spread their knowledge and educate many others who haven’t had the opportunity to visit a school or sit in a class room.

    Out of the 76 students from Grade 8 who participated, we are extremely delighted to say that 72 of the students have received the Bal Sevak Award for their stupendous work in the area of service.


    As part of the CBSE - Katha initiative, creative writing and translation, selected students (T. Kartik Kumar Reddy, S. Neha, Yogeshwar Mishra, Jwalit Panchal, Anand Natarajan, Amrit Balkrishnan) from grade 5, 7, 8 and 11 participated in the 3-day workshop held from 29th October 2015 to 31st October 2015. This workshop was conducted by the PSBB LLA School, Bangalore.

    Students from other CBSE schools across India too participated in this competition. 

    The workshop was divided into two sessions per day.  On the first day, the students learned how to express and translate their ideas on paper and inculcate the art & craft of creating a picture through writing during the sessions ”Exploring the World of Words and Imagination” and “From The Word to The World”. On the second day, during the session “Memories to Memoir “students understood the methods of developing a tale strictly based on memory thus enabling a cultural link with diverse backgrounds. This was enhanced into how to put their ideas into a thread through the session “Reflect, Review & Rethink” later in the day. The third day started off with the session “Creating Culture & Creative Consciousness” comprising of group activities wherein each group with the help of a mentor would collectively develop a new story keeping the cultural elements in mind. The day ended with the session “Paint through Print – Preview & Publish” with students refining their writings and submitting for evaluation.

    It was a great learning and fulfilled experience for all the students. The students were escorted by Mrs T. Sharmila.


    Sahodhaya Music Competition was held in the SNS Academy, Saravanmpatti Road, Coimbatore on 27th October, 2015. There were three categories. First category consisted of grade III and V, second category grade VI and VIII, and the third category consisted of IX and X. Our school participated in the second category. There were two rounds (semi-classical for the first round and pure classical for the second round). Siddhesh N. of grade VII participated and won the second position. He was awarded a certificate. Anirudh Sreekumar of grade VIII who had accompanied Siddhesh in Mridhangam was appreciated by the judges for his finger plays.


    Management department celebrated “Management Week” from 19th to 24th October 2015. This week was filled with various activities comprising of a poster making competition on ‘Swach Bharat Campaign’ by grade IX students wherein students enthusiastically designed their poster with captions and images. A presentation was done by Mrs. Kakali Das for class X, where she showed various videos on different entrepreneurs and their achievements.

    During this week, we also showed videos/ documentary and had fruitful discussions on the topics like innovation, advertisement, merger and acquisition etc during our classes.

    On the final day of Management week ie 24th  October , we had COMQUEST-2015 - an inter school Business Quiz, wherein  51 teams with more than 100 students participated from in and around Coimbatore. We had various theme rounds on Logo, currency, personality, Advertisement, finding connections, connecting cause and effect etc. These rounds checked their Knowledge, Risk taking abilities, Business Strategies, Concepts and Team work. It was well received by each and everyone.  GKD Matric High School was the overall winner of Comquest 2015.CIRS team consisting of  Surabi of 2nd IB and Vishak of class 12 Science came as the runners up of the Quiz.


    Indo-Africa forum summit and CBSE conducted an all India Creative Expression Contest in the month of September -2015.  In the IX to XII category of poetry writing, Supreeth K.V. wrote a poem on "Mahatma Gandhi and Africa"  and has secured Second position in the National Level and First position and in the Chennai region.  He receives a cash prize of Rs.45,000.

    In the category of VI to VIII, Mrithika VG of std VIII has been placed 4th in the Chennai region. She wrote an essay on " Common threads between India and Africa with reference to History, Culture and Literature". She has been given a merit certificate and will receive a cash prize of Rs.5,000. 

    Hats-off to these budding literary sparks!



    CIRS participated in a contest called  NEXT-GENIUS OLYMPIAD, India's 1st Online Critical Thinking Contest for our students on 23rd August 2015.We are happy to inform you that  Aditya Kanti Datta and Master Kaustubh from CBSE Science   are among the few who has been shortlisted out of 18,000+ students who appeared for this Olympiad.   They both received a cash award of Rs.10,000 each. Aditya Kanti Datta attended an interview in Mumbai on the 15th Nov 2015 and is eligible for  prestigious Wheaton College, Boston (U.S.) scholarship (50% Tuition Fees Scholarship) for his undergrad studies.


    Social Servie League, a student body in Tamilnadu Agricultural University conducted an inter-school quiz on 29/11/15.  Two teams from our school took part in the event.  Team 1 comprised of Sri Vaibhav of std VI  and Shashank of std VII.  Team 2 comprised of Sanjay Srinivasan and Deepansh Mundra of std IX.  After a preliminary round, 6 teams were selected for the finals.  Team 2 got qualified for the finals and they finished sixth in the event.


    On 30/10/15, Rotary club conducted “Shankari memorial inter-school quiz”. 460 teams participated in this event.  Our school was represented by 4 teams. The teams are as follows:

    Team 1 comprised of Surabi Chandrasekaran of IB Second year and Supreeth KV of XII Science.
    Team 2 comprised of Pragadeeshwaran of standard X and Sanjay Srinivasan of Sandard IX
    Team 3 comprised of Roshan Pratyug and Niranja of XI Science
    Team 4 comprised of Sudarshan .E of standard IX and Shaunak Aich of IB 1st year

    After a preliminary round 8 finalists were chosen.  Team 1 and Team 2 qualified to play in the finals. In the finals team 1 secured 4th position and team 2 secured 5th position.

    Besides merit certificates, the participants received a goodie which comprises of a T-shirt, gift hamper worth Rs.250, an alarm clock, torch light, tea bags and oats.


    On 30th October, the students of Balmandir (grade 1 to grade 4) attended a literary festival at 'The Yellow Train grade school' at Arasur Coimbatore. The students took part in a series of events like English choral recitation, Hindi poem recitation, Tamil speech , letter writing , twist in tale , poster making , characters meet and so on . The students were awarded excellence awards in many events. It was a wonderful opportunity for the students to showcase their talent and also interact with the students of other schools.


    Electronics Workshop by Mr. Murugesh

    Mr. Murugesh, a parent of our school conducted a 2 days electronics workshop for our students on the 12th and 13th of October. This has been his third visit to our school to conduct workshop for our students.

    The class 8 students were exposed to the concept of Simple Machines through hands on activity based learning. The different groups built models with levers, gears, pulleys etc and demonstrated their design to the rest of the groups.

    The class 11 students had a workshop on making Gyrobots and Jumpbots. These were robotic kits where the mechanism of springs, gyroscopes etc were utilized to make different kinds of motion for the robots. The students, in small groups,  made different design and models and explained the concepts used ib their models to the rest of the groups.

    Overall, the students really enjoyed these sessions to such an extent that the class 11 students requested for an extended session which we managed to organize for them.

    Chemistry and Biology Workshop by Dr. Ravikumar

    Dr. Ravikumar is an accomplished scientist, spent over 20 years in USA having more than 100 patents being used my many pharmaceutical companies in USA.  Mr. Ravikumar, upon  returning to India, has been doing a lot of research for the past few years in ancient Tamil literature, Archaeology and its relevance to Chemistry.  He has recently developed Chemistry workshop kits for students to understand chemistry easily, especially around Periodic elements and deriving formulas.

    Dr. Ravikumat conducted a wonderful workshop on the 14th and 15th of October. The session was on the day-to-Day aspects of Chemistry and he blended it very well with the 9 & 10 curriculums. He also conducted another session where he linked chemistry with biology. He provided an insight into the various chemicals present in our food and how it affects us biologically.

    Overall it was a wonderful and insightful session.

    ROTOMAZE - II Inter School Quiz

    Our school participated in the Inter-school Rotomaze quiz which was conducted by the Karunya University on 17/10/15. After a written preliminary round, six teams were selected to play in the finals. Three teams comprising of nine students participated in the quiz.

    Team 1 and Team 2 advanced to the final round and they ended up in third and sixth position respectively.

    Sudarshan E (IX-C), Pragadeeswaran (X-B) and Sanjay Srinivasan (IX-A) – Team - I
    Amrit Balakrishnan, Supreeth.K.V and Shounak Aich – Team - II
    Niranjana (XI-Science), Uday Gosain (XI-Mgmt) and Rishik Powani (XI-Mgmt) – Team - III


    NAVARATRI - the festival of victory over evil

    CIRS students and teachers celebrated Navratri dedicated to Goddess Durga, Saraswati and Lakshmi. The day began with the chanting of ‘Lalitasahasranam’ in the morning, 6.00 to 6.30 am by few staff members. This was followed by the chanting of ‘MEDASUKTAM’ in the assembly.

    The evening aartis were made special with the chanting of Mahisasura Mardini and Matru Stavanam followed by 15 minutes of dandiya. On the eighth day the students wore ethnic Indian dresses. The CIRS family danced to the dandiya beats for continuous two hours. The tenth day was celebrated with Lord Ram performing aarti and killing the ten headed asura, Raavan.

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    On 15/10/15, Kumaraguru College of Technology conducted an inter-school quiz.  12 teams took part in the event. After an elimination round, 5 teams were eliminated. Our team comprising of Pragadeeshwaran of standard X, Surabhi Chandirasekara of  IB 2nd year, Supreeth KV of standard XII CBSE and Amrit Balakrishnan of XI Science emerged winners in the event.


    On 12/10/15, Trishna Quiz was conducted by CMS college of Arts and Science. 70 teams participated in the event. Three teams represented CIRS. Team1 comprised of Aditya Nair and Jayanth Krishna of std XII Science. Team 2 comprised of Shaunak Aich of IB 1st year and Supreeth K.V. of Std XII Science. Team 3 comprised of Surabi Chandirasekaran of IB 2nd year. After a preliminary written round, 6 teams were chosen to qualify for the finals.  One of our teams comprising of Amrit - XI Science and Surabhi of IB second year qualified to play in the finals.  In the finals , they finished 5th in the event. In the audience round of the college quiz which was held after the school quiz, Amrit secured a few prizes.

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    “Subhashi badge” is an honour bestowed upon those students who avoid the use of foul language. The following students were awarded a “Subhashi badge” on 5th October 2015.

    S Yadhunandhini V - A
    Shasna S. N. V - B
    Deepika R. VI - B
    Avanthikaa S. S. VI - C
    Krrish Jain VII - C
    Samritha R. VII - A
    Mokshit Vamsi Krishna VII - A
    Santoshi Sirustikaa R. VII - B
    Vaishnav G. B. VII - C
    Surtarangini Devi VII - C
    Tarun Rajkumar VIII - A
    Mridul Dubey VIII - A
    Abhinav Narayanan Kutty VIII - B
    Vratesh Vijayakumar VIII - B
    Venkatesh Marella VIII - B
    Akhil Sarawgi VIII - C
    Beeda Bonny Rishitha 11 Science
    Pallavi Garodia 11 Management
    Jhanvi Kalaria IB 2nd Year

    ANAND UTSAV 2015

    Our school Annual Day, Anand Utsav 2015 started in the afternoon on the 5th of October with the arrival of hundreds of our parents and ended with their departure by 12 o’ Clock on October 7th.

    Immediately after the Inaugural function in which the Balamandir students gave a scintillating performance, the VidyaVaibhav (Project cum Exhibition) and Parents Teachers Meet started.

    The VidyaVaibhav, [Class and Department Projects] showcased the talent of our students. There were twelve projects cum exhibitions comprising 3 class presentations and 9 department projects. All projects were based on the Chinmaya Vision Programme. Each class and department had a venue to put up their work on display while the Department of Management had three stalls to sell different items so as to collect charity and also had a project venue. The Department of Sports had two sports stalls where various games of interest were carried out. This year too the Sports Department conducted the cycle lottery contest in which Rohit Krishnaa (Grade 8), Alark Thakkar (Grade 10), Arjun Elango (Grade 11) and V. Sanjana (Grade 7) and Kevadia Brinda Ramesh (Grade 11) were announced as the lucky winners.

    English Department worked on the School Magazine ‘Awareness’ with IB student-editors and IB student-sub editors who brought out a comprehensive school magazine that stands proof of the journalistic skills of our students and staff.

    Music Department enthralled the visitors with their soul stirring songs on Gurudev. The show depicted the life journey of Gurudev from Ernakulam (birth place) to Sidhabari (Samadhi place) in the form of songs along with short narrations.

    Our school library hosted an exhibition cum sale bookstall “Chinmaya Vani” by CCMT (Central Chinmaya Mission Trust) Publications and made a huge sale of books.

    Huge amount of project requirements were procured by the administrative department which worked tirelessly to arrange the project venues, food stalls, Main stage, Vehicle Parking area, Material supply, etc.

    On October 5th in the evening, the movie “The Quest” based on the life history of Gurudev Swami Chinmayananda was shown that left the audience mesmerized. On October 6th, the evening program started with the delivery of Annual Report by our Principal Smt. Shanthi Krishnamurthy. A number of awards were conferred on the students in order to motivate and encourage them to strive for excellence in various fields.

    It was followed by the cultural program in which hundreds of our students exhibited and exploited their dramatic skills. The cultural program named “Gynana Ganga” was an eye-opener to the audience showing the way Gurudev brought Gynana Ganga to wash the ignorance of the people in the same way as King Bhageerath brought Mother Ganaga down to the plains to wash the sins of his ancestors. The play with the digital backdrop was ably directed and the student-participants were exquisitely trained by our spiritual Acharya Swami. Anukoolanandaji with the help of a number of staff members. 

    On 7th of October, the last day of the annual day celebrations many of our parents were moved to tears in the morning during the Mathru Pithru Pooja wherein our students got an opportunity to worship their parents. In the afternoon at 12 o’ clock, the Annual Day celebrations came to a close and the parents took their wards for an enjoyable and well-deserving outing.

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    The Australian National chemistry quiz is a unique chemical education activity conducted by the Royal Australian Chemical Instituter. The quiz was conducted during the month of September and students from grade7-12 participated in the quiz. 54 students received certificate of credit, 21 students received certificate of distinction and 9 students received certificate of high distinction from grade 7-12. Students received the certificates during the assembly.

    The results are as follows:


    2. NIHAR MUKUND - 7A


    2. VAGIS S KUMAR - 7A
    3. SOWRIS S KUMAR - 7B
    8. ENAISH ARORA - 8B



    1. T  ABISHEK - 9B
    3. NAVYA SURI - 11 Science
    4. AYUSH RANJAN - IB IInd year
    5. R.NILESH - IB IInd year


    4. KANAV GUPTA - 9C
    7. INDRAN - 10C
    9. DHANUSH G - 11 Science
    10. VATSAL SHINGALA - 11 Science
    11. SANCHIT SINGHANIA - IB first year
    12. YAASH R JAIN - IB IInd year
    13. ADITYA KANTI DATTA - IB IInd year


    The NCC cadets (Grade 8) organized a disaster awareness campaign  on 22nd of August in Perumal Kovil Pathi village near Tamara Resort. The programme started with skits on man-made disasters like water wastage, fire, electric shocks, drink and drive, traffic rule violations. This was followed by an enthusiastic and energetic dance which carried an awareness and message for the villagers.

    The rally and the different activities made local villagers aware about these issues. The villagers also appreciated the initiative and took active part in the informative session.


    8 of the 2nd year NCC cadets got an opportunity to attend the ten day NCC camp held at TNAU (Tamil Nadu Agricultural University).  The camp was conducted from 1st August to 10th August 2015. The sessions included drills, firing, map reading techniques and lectures on a variety of topics by NCC officers. The cadets also had the opportunity to interact with army officers. They also enthusiastically participated in the cultural programs scheduled in the evenings. The camp proved to be informative as well as enjoyable giving exposure to a completely different disciplined lifestyle.

    The CIRS cadets were specially acknowledged by the Commanding Officer of the camp for their discipline and behavior. Each cadet has been awarded a participation certificate.


    India’s soul, pride and essence lie in its culture. To impart this culture to the youngsters of today, Society for the Promotion of Indian Classical Music And Culture Amongst Youth, often known by its initials (SPICMACAY) have been visiting many schools, colleges, institutions, etc. 23rd September, was CIRS’s chance to be blessed with and appalled by the folk dance performance of Padma Sri Guru Thanil Singh and his Artists from Manipur Academy, Imphal, who are a part of SPICMACAY organization. In order to educate as well as entertain us, our school organized a Pung Cholam folk dance performance of Padma Sri Guru Thanil Singh and his Artists. This program started off with a lot of valuable information about, SPICMACAY’s inception, purpose and achievements.  This was just the beginning of a mind-blowing performance!


    For the past seven years Education world magazine has been publishing the Annual education World India School Rankings with the C fore –the well known Delhi based market research and opinion polls agency. They rate over 800 of India’s most high profile schools on 14 parameters- academic reputation, faculty competence, leadership quality, pastoral care,  sports education etc.

    At CIRS, we are happy to share with everyone that in the 2015 survey, CIRS has been ranked 1st in Tamil Nadu for the fourth consecutive year and 2nd in All India level in the Co-Ed Boarding School category. The award was handed over to our Principal, Ms. Shanti Krishnamurthy in a function held on 26th September in New Delhi.

    ISA AWARD 2015-2018

    On the 6th of May this year, we received the good news that we we have received the British Council International School Award, for the second time, for the period 2015-2018.

    This was followed by the assessment report from British Council which commended our dossier compilation for reflecting “authenticity, internationalism, diversity” with “Students being extensively involved” and for “the good use of online collaboration partnership with schools”.

    The School Awards Ceremony was held in New Delhi on Wednesday 08 July 2015 from 1700 – 2000 hrs at Hotel Kempinski Ambience. Mrs. Jaya Ravishankar, received the award on behalf of the school.


    On 30st August 2015, CIRS students participated in the District level Geeta Chanting Competition held at Coimbatore.  The results were as follows:

    ‘C’ Group
    Arnav (Class 6B), Seshank (Class 7A) and Sri Vaibhav (Class 6C) were the participants of ths category.

    ‘D’ Group
    Deekshita M (Class 10B) secured the 4th position and Govind C. S. Rajeev (Class 10A) secured the 5th position.

    Open Category
    Anand Natarajan and Gayatri Koilath (Class XI Management) and Kaavya Kumar (IB 1st Yr) were the participants of ths category. Gayatri Koilath secured the 2nd position and Anand Natarajan the 4th position.


    In order to provide an exposure to the proceedings of United Nations and also an opportunity to refine their intellectual thinking and sharpen their critical analysis, the students of CIRS are taken to different MUNs every year.

    Twenty five of our students were escorted by Mrs Lakshmi Mohan and Mr. Parthiban K K who are the MUN Advisors in our school. IIMUN 2015 in which our students participated at Aamby Valley from 20th to 23rd August was quite demanding on the oratorical and debating skills of highest standard from the participants Our students took part in different committees of the IIMUN which provided them with rich and rewarding experience of discussing international issues and also meeting eminent personalities which included former union cabinet minister, Opposition party leader of Pakistan, film stars and performers, writer and other achievers in different areas.

    More than 2,500 students from about 65 schools participated in the IIMUN Championship Conference. A few participants were recognized for their exceptional contribution and conferred with awards. It was a proud and prestigious moment for us when one of our students Aditya Kanti Datta of IB 2nd year bagged the ‘Best Reporter Award’.

    On 23rd August, we returned to school with a feeling of joy and fulfilment.



    An inter school drama competition was conducted by Sthyayi Theatre Foundation, as a part of the theatre festival which lasted from 20th August 2015 to 22nd August 2015. 25 of our students from Grade 9 enthusiastically participated in the play “Purely Professionals” scripted by our very own ex-student Shyam Mohan and directed by our English Faculty Mrs Amrita Majumder. The competition was held at Vidyaniketan Matriculation Higher Secondary School, Coimbatore. 25 schools from all over Coimbatore were part of the theatre festival. Our school put up a great show and bagged the trophy for “Best Utilization of stage”. They were also awarded certificates of participation for the same. The play was a modern version of the Shakespeare play “Julius Caesar” and was well appreciated for its novelty.


    Ganesh Utsav was celebrated for 11 days. The idol of Ganesh beautifully made was worshipped for 10 days, and the 11th day the idol was immersed during visarjan ceremony. Every class was allotted a particular time to perform pooja. Indeed everyone felt elated at the grant manner in which the celebration was carried out. Adding to the grandeur of the celebration every class made a rangoli of Lord Ganesha at the entrance of MPH. In the evening arati, each class did the pooja, sang bhajans, performed skits and dances keeping up the spirit of the festival.

    On the final day the pooja was performed by the administrative staffs. Ganapati’s idol from ashram was brought to the school, and at the end of the pooja both the idols were taken in a procession accompanied by staffs and students. This year the idols were immersed in the school lake. Lord Ganesha, the Lord of five elements immersed himself in one of the elements, water. Thus the Ganesh Utsav completed with a happy note. 

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    The Sahodhaya Commerce Workshop was organised by the Sahodhaya, Coimbatore and was held on 19th of September, 2015 at Chinmaya International Residential School.

    53 teachers, from 26 different schools, in and around Coimbatore attended the one day workshop on Economics and Business Studies.

    The program was inaugurated by Swami Anukoolananda, the resident Spiritual guide of CIRS. Smt. Shanti Krishnamurhty, Principal, CIRS gave the welcome address and the overview of the workshop.

    The workshop started off with an icebreaking session where all the teachers got to know each other and the purpose of the workshop by playing few games.

    Smt. Rajeshwari and Smt. Annapoorni conducted the workshop for Economics and Business Studies respectively. The main area which was covered were:

    • Activity Based Teaching
    • Inquiry Based Teaching
    • Approaches to Project Work and OTBA
    • Discussion on various aspects of Board Examination (Curriculum, Sample paper, Blueprint, etc.)
    • Discussion on HOTS and Value Based Questions
    • Using IT and Case Studies on Current Affairs

    The sessions were very informative and the teachers learnt through activities, games, worksheets, videos and discussions.

    The last session of the workshop was allocated to other teachers for sharing their best teaching practices.

    All the teachers expressed their appreciation towards Sahodhaya and CIRS for organising and conducting this enriching workshop and requested for more such workshops to be conducted in the future.



    We, the IB and CBSE Psychology students of class 12 visited the Little Hearts,  Vocational Training Centre for mentally challenged people with our teachers, Mr. Sreejith and Mrs. Shalini,  on 22nd September, 2015.

    We were eager to meet and interact with all the people of this center and also observe their behavior. We understood that these individuals were born with mental illness; therefore, they behaved differently for their age. Most of them were between the ages of 15 years to 60 years. Our initial encounter instilled a little fear in us because we’ve never had a first-hand experience with mentally challenged individuals.

    Firstly, we introduced ourselves to them by telling them our name, age and shaking hands. By doing this, they were comfortable around us and we too subdued our fear. After that, we put up a small program for them where we sang, played many games and also danced with them. Most importantly, they were happy to see us because we visited and spent time with them. We also learnt that  some things are not so important in life when we look at it from their perspective, as, small things and loving gestures were enough to make them happy.

    Finally, before leaving, we took pictures with all of them so that we will never forget this life-changing experience. This trip wouldn’t have been possible without the opportunity provided by our school and the Little Heart Center for inviting us.


    The day began with the pooja of Sri Krishna in the morning. After the pooja a special Cultural Programme “I love you” was presented by the students, to express their love and devotion towards Lord Krishna. The dance drama depicting the life of Lord Krishna from his birth to the colourful days of his youth in Vrindavan, was a flavour added to the festive mood. It was followed by the birth of Lord Krishna sharp at 12 pm in the midnight and Jhula Darshan. Students and staff offered flowers of reverence and sought the blessings of the Almighty!

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    Relationships are the essence of any festivity and it holds true for any Indian festival. Each occasion brings the family together which calls for a celebration. Raksha Bandhan is a celebration of one such relation - that of a brother and a sister.

    The day at CIRS began with the changing of Sacred Thread Ceremony Avani Avittam  in which quite number of teachers and children participated.

    Our Cultural secretaries spoke about the importance of celebrating Indian festivals and Raksha Bandhan.  Society requires celebrating these festivals to sustain our tradition and culture. This festival reminds each one of us that relationship comes from bravery, strength and also commitment of brothers towards sisters. The celebration also reminds each one of us the purest of all relations is the brother sister relationship and in the school is an occasion to express each one’s love and affection as a part of the whole family. Few brothers and sisters from the student body expressed their bonding and love towards each other.

    In the evening during aarti time the brothers of each class presented a show for their sisters to express their feelings of brotherhood, love and concern.

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    The campus was aesthetically decorated with floral   rangolis.  The day began with the pooja of Sri Krishna in the morning.  A special lunch commemorating Onam, was served at Annakshetra. In the evening a semi classical dance performance including  Kerala's traditional dances like Kathakali, Mohiniyattam, Keralanadam and the martial art Kalaripayattu were presented by students. An informative power point presentation on renowned personalities from Kerala was shown.


    36  teachers from Chinmaya International Residential School  received letters of appreciation from Union Minister of Human Resource Development, Smt. Smriti Zubin Irani. The letter addressed each teacher personally and congratulated them for the performance of their students in the board examinations in their respective subjects.   In her letter, she has mentioned the following lines:
    “I firmly believe that it is the teacher who plays the most critical role in influencing the minds and personalities of young students, enabling them to discover their talents. I thank you for your commitment and dedication” .

    The letter also stated that Smt. Smriti Zubin Irani is looking forward to work with teachers to ensure that the “culture of excellence and innovation that the teachers exemplify becomes synonymous with education in India.”


    Our school participated in the Rising Star Tennis League held on 23.08.15 at Levo Sports, Kalapatti, Coimbatore.  Meghaa H. Asher secured the Runner Up position in the U 14 Category (Girls).


    30 schools including CIRS participated in the 44th Montfort Tennis Tournament Open held from 14.08.15 to 16.08.15 at Montfort Anglo Indian Higher Secondary School, Yercaud. Among the 64 contestants in the Senior Singles category, G N Koushik Karan secured the Runner Up position.


    On 14/08/15, Satchidananda Jyoti Niketan International School, Mettupalayam conducted an inter-school quizzing event called Lotus quiz.  11 teams took part in this event.  A team comprising of Master Pragadeeshwaran of std X B and Master Sanjay Srinivasan of IX participated in this quiz. They have emerged second in the event.

     It was a keenly contested battle in which our participants held on to their nerves till the very end.  Though we lost the first position by a slender margin of 2 points, both the participants put in their best.


    Sahodaya had organised a workshop for CBSE teachers on 25th July2015 at PSG public School in Coimbatore. Nearly two hundreds teachers from in and around Coimbatore had attended the workshop. The workshop was for the subjects English, Maths, Science and Social Science.

    Mrs. Sharmila from the Science department and Mrs.Pamila from the English department had attended the workshop for the science and English subject respectively.

    After an inauguration programme the teachers were divided into groups according to their subjects.

    Science workshop: The resource personalities for science were Mr Ganesh and Mr Satish Kumar from Chinmaya International Residential School, Coimbatore. They have taken the topic on  Inquiry based learning, information on FA and its activities.

    The sessions took place from 10:00 -11:15a.m, 11:30-12:30 p.m., and 1:30-3:00p.m .The first session was based on the Inquiry based learning. The second session was on the activities that can be performed in the class to enhance the thinking skills, creativity skills, reasoning skills of the students. Activities which were demonstrated were not restricted to only one particular subject information, it can be used for all the subjects of science i.e. chemistry, biology. The third and the final session was based on the information on the conduction of Formative Assessments.
    Mr. Satish explained on how the formative assessments are conducted in schools and also about the weightage of different types of activities included in the F.A. Information on “Interdisciplinary project” was also discussed. Few resource websites were shared by the resource personalities which were of great use. They also informed the teachers regarding the making of rubrics from the “Rubistar”, and how to use stimulation from PHET resource. Apart from that Uses of google apps for teaching, how to make a concept map in “Xmind” were also shared.


    English Workshop:  Yuva Bharathi had provided the resource personalities from their English Department, Ms. Latha and Ms. Joythi, who eloquently worked for our understanding of the concept with their valuable output.Our topic was ASL –Assessment of Speech and Listening.

    The sessions were divided into four meticulously worked out sessions.  The first session was an intro on the CBSE awareness programme to bring in assessment of Speech and Listening into the ninth and eleventh graders so that they can master the art of listening and speaking on a topic.

    The initial session gave a gist of the importance of such a session and why such sessions were inculcated into the syllabus for our perusal.

    The second half of the morning session, 11:30 am to 1:00 pm was an active session with lots of delving into the validity of such assessment and the functions of the assessment.

    In the later part of the afternoon session, from 1:30 to 3:00 pm, the structure along with the functioning of the ASL was demonstrated - made explicit by a live demo from the school students of the Yuva Bharathi School.

    The session was made even more useful by lot of her inputs on how to handle children when it comes to grammar, listening, speaking, the practical difficulties while conducting the sessions and a mock session carried among the faculties ourselves. The websites that she gave us for references were very useful overall.


    On 10/09/15, Reserve Bank of India Quiz was held in Ramakrishna Hospital Auditorium. 150 teams took part in the quizzing. After a preliminary round, top six teams played the city level finals on the stage. CIRS team comprising of Jayanth Krishna and Aditya Nair of CBSE Science qualified to play in the finals on the stage. Out of the 6 competing teams, they finished first in the event. By doing so, they have moved into the next level of quizzing which will be held in Bangalore in the month of November. Winners were presented with a trophy, gift voucher for Rs.1000 and a merit certificate. A special lunch was hosted at the Residency hotel by the RBI officials. The quiz covered a wide range of topics starting from banking to current affairs. It was a keenly contest event. Our team held on to their nerves and with a clear strategy and precision, they moved ahead in the points tally and finished first in the event.


    Our school children participated in the 5th National Level yogasana tournament held at Pollachi on 13th August 2015. 11 of our participants won prizes among 450 participants on the first day of the competition. Our school secured the overall best team award. The list of winners in the various categories are as follows:

    Sub-Junior Category:
    1st place - Rakshana
    2nd place -Sahithya
    4th place - Harshavardhan

    Junior Category:
    1st place -Rithesh and Ansh Anand
    2nd place - Aryan
    3rd place - Jwalith and Tarun

    Senior Category:
    2nd place Hrishik Powani

    Special Category: (Individual Championship winners)


    The Education World Magazine's ranking of CIRS as country's second best co-ed boarding school has featured in the Times of India News Paper, Coimbatore edition on 08.09.2015. To view the news item, click on the images below. 


    The CIRS students celebrated Teachers' Day on 5th September 2015, to express their gratitude towards all teachers and in memory of the great teacher Dr. S. Radhakrishnan, the second President of India.

    Teachers in CIRS had the time of their lives as the students expressed their love to their teachers, by entertaining them with presentations in their respective classes and gifting cards.

    The children organized a special programme in the evening for the teachers. From 4.45-5.45 pm all the teachers and staff were engaged playing a variety of fun games.

    All teachers had a fun filling session and participated with energy and enthusiasm.

    Children extended their adoration and gratefulness towards the teachers, by gifting them a certificate bearing the name of the respective teacher.

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    On 23rd August 2015, CIRS students participated in the Gita Chanting Open Competition held at Coimbatore.  Gayatri Viswamohan Koilath (XI Management) secured the 2nd position and Anand Natarajan (Class XI Management) secured the 4th position.


    A math workshop organised by Coimbatore Sahodaya Schools was conducted for teachers handling classes 9 to 12. The workshop was held on 24th and 25th August 2015 at PSG Public Schools, Coimbatore.  Mr. Prakash, Mrs. N. Bhuvaneswari, Mrs. Sangeeta Shukla and Mr. Karthikeyan from the Mathematics Department attended the workshop.

    Mr. M. L. Aggarwal was the resource person for the workshop.  The main objective of the workshop was to initiate logical thinking and analytical reasoning and bring about Conceptual Clarity in Mathematics classes.

    The sessions of the IX and X category included How to bring in the Mathematical Thinking in the minds of the children, clarity on Teaching of Mensuration and sessions on Geometry and Trigonometry. Approach to questioning was also discussed.
    The sessions of the XI and XII category included How to introduce a new mathematical concept, clarity on Teaching of Relation & Function, sessions on Permutation & Combination and Probability. On the whole the workshop was very helpful and interesting.


    From August 12th to 14, eight of our students attended the Media Literacy and Film making workshop conducted at Chinmaya Gardens, Coimbatore.

    A total of 114 students from 20 Chinmaya Vidyalayas all over from South of India had attended this workshop. An introductory session was taken by our Swamini Amma who gave the participants a very clear view of media by quoting the words “DON’T BE A VICTIM OF MEDIA BUT BE A MASTER OF MEDIA”. Mr. Amarnath a representative from the organization “LIFE” gave a brief input on the above statement. Mr. Vinay rai and Mrs. Meenakshi Rai, national Awardees, Film and Culture Activist and founders of CHINH EARLY EDUCATION WEB CHANNEL took lot of sessions by diving the participants into groups and with a unique methodology ‘Learning by doing’.

    The participants have been exposed to three stages of media construction i.e Pre-production, production and Post-production. After 3 days they have produced 8 films exploring different genres from fiction top documentary to animation. Our students produced two films and this was telecasted in the presence of Swamini Amma. Apart from this these two films will participate in a competitive category in CHINH INDIA KIDS FILM FESTIVAL-2015 which will be held in the month of November in Mumbai.

    The spiritual session by Swamini Amma was enlightening and extraordinary. A special session by Mr. Sashi Kumar on voice modulation gave a new perspective to all the students on voice culture. This workshop is a wonderful opportunity to bond with the Chinmaya family members from different places. On the last day of the workshop Gayathri hawan and a valedictory function was held.

    Anirudh Ravi Jithendra from IB IInd year has been selected to be a part of the jury of the “INTERNATIONAL KIDS FILM FESTIVAL” which is to be held in November.


    15th August, a day of great significance started at 6am for all the National builders of CIRS. The function started welcoming our Chief Guests Sw.Anukoolanadaji, Madam Principal and Madam Headmistress by our NCC Cadets. The main flag in front of the dais was hoisted by Madam Principal. The proud moment of looking up to the flags and singing National Anthem out loud was cherished by everyone. This was followed by a meticulous March past and melodious Patriotic Songs by the school choir.

    Madam Principal, Swami Anukoolanadaji and Mr. Ganesh our IB coordinator addressed the gathering and inspired us with their motivational speech which made every student decide in their mind to bring up the Nation to a greater height. The prizes were distributed to the winners of Bhagawad Geeta chanting competition after the talk which was followed by the sweet distribution.

    This year a special yatra was conducted by all the four houses to the students on freedom struggle and the Independence movement.

    VALMIKI HOUSE: Valmiki house projected the great work done by many heroes to our Nation. They have displayed skits regarding the life story of the great beings and also relevant videos were shown to the students.  They have taken some incidents from the life of Mr. Praveen, Major Sandip who is an officer in the Indian Army. He was killed in action during November 2008 Mumbai attacks. Zanjeer a golden Labrador, saved thousands of lives during the serial bomb blasts in the city in March 1993 by detecting more than 3,329 kgs of the explosive RDX, 600 detonators, 249 hand grenades and 6406 rounds of live ammunition.

    VASISHTA HOUSE: The theme taken by this group were related to the incidents during freedom struggle. They brought the essence by showing a video of rare scenes from the Indian freedom struggle. The juniors have taken pledges of what they promise to do for their Nation. They were even made to contemplate on how unity is important even amongst themselves.

    VISHWAMITHRA: This house depicted the value of freedom. They have showcased how the British soldiers tortured the Indians. Later they have also shown the evolution of the Indian flag through a dance. They also spoke about the Rowlett Act, The Press Act through mimes and kit.

    VYASA HOUSE: The theme taken by this house was ‘KAL AAJ AUR KAL’ means India in the Past, Present and Future. To depict this different activities were planned where Hindus and Muslims come together and celebrate festivals. They have also showcased how Britishers came and separated them. Finally how all Indians got motivated and fought against the British and got back our country.

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    The Language Week celebration was held from 10th August to 15th August. The celebration started off with a brief Introduction to the aesthetic and utilitarian aspects of the languages and also the importance and relevance of the languages given by Mr. K.K. Parthiban in the assembly. In addition to that a PPT about the thoughts expressed by great scholars of different countries about knowing more languages was shown.

    On Wednesday, 12 / 08 / 15, an Integrated Language Quiz Programme was conducted in the MPH in the evening at 7 pm.  One quiz each in Sanskrit, Tamil, Hindi and French was conducted and it went on till 8.10 pm.

    A Patriotic Songs program in Hindi, French, Sanskrit and Tamil was organized in the evening on Saturday 15 / 08 / 2015 to mark our 69th Independence Day of our Country.

    Quite a number of language activities like “Guess the Story”, “Voice Substitute” and “Stimuli Description” were conducted in the class rooms in Hindi, Sanskrit, French and Tamil with the aim of the refinement of pronunciation and accent.


    A story telling session was held for the students of grade 5 to grade 9 on 5th of August 2015. The students were divided into groups. The sessions were taken up by Ms Jayalakshmi of Sapna Book House Coimbatore.

    The story telling was made interesting with the use of puppets and background music, using an African instrument called the Sansula. Stories ranged from 'Cinderella' for the younger students (grade 5 & 6) to Mani and Rajam by R K Narayan (grade 7 & 8)'The Cherry Tree' by Ruskin Bond (grade 9).

    They also highlighted contemporary social and environment issues as well as values for good living, like healthy eating, concern for others and the environment etc in the sessions which went with the flow of the story. They also encouraged sharing and story telling by the students.

    The sessions were enjoyed thoroughly by the students.


    Social Science week was observed from 03/08/15 to 08/08/15.  The main objective of this week was to create and sustain interest in Social Science, as a distinct branch of knowledge. During this week, a variety of activities were undertaken to sustain interest in the study of Social Science.

    To begin with, on 04/08/15 students of Std V listened to the voices of some of the great stalwarts of India and the world.  This activity was done to create a flair for the happenings in the past which happens to be the womb of the present.  This was followed by an activity in which 5 students traced the origin of 5 useful inventions that have evolved over a period of time.  This activity was done to drive home the point that things keep evolving regularly and change alone is the guiding principle in the world.  The program got over in the form of a voice vote in which students rated the top 5 useful inventions.

    Students of std VI were exposed to the contextual and conceptual aspect of India’s national anthem. Then, they were made to listen to the National anthem of Srilanka and Bangaladesh.  This was done to bring out the element of similarities in the structure and thematic value of national anthem, which reiterates the ethos and values of a nation as a whole.  This was followed by an activity called partial hieroglyphics in which the students were made to decode the icons used in the sentences that were shown on the screen.  This activity was aimed at reviving a crude but pictographic way of language which evolved out of sheer necessity.

    Students of Std VII took up three pertinent social issues.  Three students spoke on three pertinent issues and in the end, they obtained signatures from those who agreed with their view points.  This activity is called “Signature campaign”.  This activity was aimed at making the learners understand the need for debate, dialogue and discussion which forms the very essence of democracy.  On 6/8/15, the students of std VII were taken to  the Forest College Museum. This trip was arranged to reinforce the fact that museums are the repositories of historical and geographical knowledge.  Prior to the visit, they were briefed about the purpose of the visit.

    Being the 800th year of the enforcement of Magna Carta, the students of Std VIII were instructed to come up with a list of 10 rights which they need whenever they have access to internet. Besides this, the students also came up with the rights which they have as a consumer in a shopping mall, as a commuter in the public transport and as a student of a residential school. This was done as a group activity.  In each group, the members did a bit of brainstorming before they came up with their inputs. This activity was primarily designed to bring out the element of civic consciousness.

    A Power Point Presentation on the slogan that made a lasting impact in the minds of the people was screened.  This presentation was a blend of the slogans that were raised in the Indian freedom movement, Struggle against apartheid regime, American war of independence and it also had a segment where the slogans of revolutionary leaders were incorporated.  This activity was done to convey the fact that slogans have mobilized a great deal of public support for any nation-building or anti-colonial endeavours.

    On 8/8/15, the students of Std X listened to the speech of the Honourable Prime Minister of India’s recent address as part of his Maan-ki-Baat speech on the importance of International Yoga Day and selfie with daughters campaign.  They were asked to share their memorable experiences in the recent past.

    Std IX students have been asked to make a data bank of the important toll free numbers which are of use to the members of the society. In addition to this, Std IX students were briefed about the significance of the quit India movement resolution.

    Snippets of the Social Science week celebrations:

    1. A quiz titled “Down the memory lane” was conducted in Junior and Senior assembly on 4/8/15.  Questions in this quiz revolved around historical aspects of national and international arena besides a special focus on civic consciousness.

    2.  SST quiz for seniors was held on 5/8/15. The focus was to test historical and geographic aptitude of the learners.  Questions pertaining to the glory of ancient and modern India was given due importance.

    3. Students of Std IX and X were asked to write their views on the greatness of Dr. A. P. J.  Abdul Kalam in the sticky notes which were stuck on a movable bulletin board.  Std VI students were asked to describe Dr. Kalam in one word. 

    4. Ye mere India, the animal anthem of the Animal Planet channel was shown in Std V to X.

    5. On 8/8/15, the Members of the Junior quiz club had a quiz that revolved around Social Science.

    On the whole, the department managed to achieve the impact that we desired to create.


    “Subhashi badge” is an honour bestowed upon those students who avoid the use of foul language. The following students were awarded a “Subhashi badge” on 3rd August 2015.

    Siri Majety V - A
    Rakshena Sri V - A
    Raaja Chockalingam VI - A
    Varaanya Shroff VI - A
    E. G. Jaswenth Vishnu VI - B
    Vaghasia Veer Vipulbhai VII - A
    Srinivasan L. VII - A
    Mananshu Nileshbhai Mandaliya VII - A
    Krishna Sourya Vatti VII - A
    Shruthi Krishnamoorthy VII - B
    Akshita K. VII - B
    Shubhi Atul Agarwal VIII - A
    S. Suhan VIII - C
    S. V. Jaishwin 11 Management



    Our school hosted the 38th Sahodaya CBSE Schools Tennis Tournament. The tournament was held from 31.07.15 to 01.08.15. Our School secured the second position in Overall Championship. The results are as follows:

    Under 14 Singles (Girls)

     Meghaa H Asher - Winner Up

    Under 14 Doubles (Girls)

    Meghaa H Asher - Winner Up
    Stuti Bhavesh Chovatiya - Winner Up

    Under 19 Singles (Girls)

    K P Shrinidhi - Runner Up

    Under 16 Singles (Boys)

    G N Koushik Karan - Winner Up

    Under 16 Doubles (Boys)

    G N Koushik Karan - Winner Up
    Vignesh Harikrishnan - Winner Up


    Current Issue Awareness C.I.A was launched on the 17th July 2015 by the 11th Management class with the aim of communicating an in depth analysis of a current issue. Five students presented the issue of Kashmir from its genesis to the present day. Videos and pictures interspersed the oral presentation to reiterate facts and re confirm the data and analysis presented. The session was an hour long and Chinmaya Kabra, Srinidhi Chandra, Uttkarsh Gupta, Devansh Lohariwal and Uday Gosain presented the issue with utmost clarity. The presentation was aimed at bringing awareness to the students of classes 9 to 12. The audience was attentive and displayed an increased level of awareness at the end of the presentation by participating in a Quiz designed by Mr. Diwakar on the issue. The forum was conceptualised by Mrs. Roopa Gosain, supported by Mr. Diwakar. It inspired the students to reach greater heights of awareness. The forum is geared to discuss other world issues in the forth coming weeks with the aim of honing other young presenters to come forth and share the detailed analysis of the selected issue. The programme was undoubtedly the Chinmaya Vision Programme in action. The Principal applauded the new venture and complimented the team on successfully launching a new platform for the students to express.


    The sky was overcast and the drizzle threatened to continue as CIRS geared to welcome its spiritual Master and Guide Gurudev into its precincts. The air was writ with anticipation as Gurudev embarked from the Chinmaya Sandesh Vahini. HIS ‘Jyoti’ that burnt resplendent, HIS ‘padukas’ that echoed the blessings of a million miles of spiritual journey and HIS ‘vastras’ that had graced HIS human form were welcomed with prostrating hearts by one and all !

    On 28th June, 2015, at 2:30 in the custom of the traditional Hindu welcome the great Sage was welcomed with the ‘Poorna Kumbha’ amidst Vedic Chanting and mantras by Swami Swaroopanandaji and Swami Anukoolanandaji. The vibrations of the Multi Purpose Hall wove threads of reverence in each one present and the whole fabric of the laity was an insignia of love and devotion. Those who hadn’t had the fortune of having met Gurudev in HIS life felt fortunate to be present to feel HIS benign presence around them.Gurudev our Master was amongst us in material form and all rejoiced as they revered the Great Master by performing a ‘pooja’ and cleansed the pirits by singing Gurudev’s ‘aarti’– a blessing, a benediction!

    The spirit of Gurudev was so tangible that one felt it in every breath of air that one took in.The ‘Yagnatorium’ that paraded the pageant of Gods and revealed the significance of the ideal behind the idol, wherein the student scould connect to the Lord was spiritually edifying. In batches of 30, the ‘Yagnatorium’ was a pilgrimage for seekers the whole day and the warmth that the exhibition of the ‘meditation’ heralded by Gurudev in HIS own voice took the seeker onto a different plane altogether. The students soaked in the experience of becoming aware of higher levels of goodness and grace.

    The lake that ornaments the bounty of Nature was the venue of the next agenda at 5:30 p.m, where piety of the spirit and the therapeutic balm of water synthesized into a festive celebration as Gurudev’s presence graced the waters. On the raft midst much chanting and dancing Gurudev’s aura exuded tranquil blessings upon the staff and student fraternity. The ‘aarti’ of Gurudev at the center of the lake to the chanting of ‘jappas’ and ‘bhajans’ reverberated throughout the concrete and natural edifices and integrated the past and the present into one whole cornucopia of sublime love.

    At 6:30 p.m the procession from the lake once again entered the Multi Purpose Hall and the stage was set to perform the ‘Paduka Pooja’ of Gurudev, a blessing for the seeker. As the Principal and the Headmistress performed the ‘pooja’ of the Master whose knowledge made firm every step that sought direction, the hall was immersed in deep devotion . The students presented a Dance–Drama entitled ‘Footsteps’ depicting their gratitude to their beneficiary Swami Chinmayanandaji. It was a work offered in gratitude with the spirit of ‘Unto Him Our Best', the reigning motto of the year commemorating HIS Birth Centenary Year. The excellence of the performance was heard in the applause and that it was an offering ‘Unto Him’ that made it all possible.

    The lighting of the Chinese lamps that adorned the skies of CIRS were a signature of the ‘Jyoti’ of Gurudev that illumines and makes bright each life touched by the presence of the sublime Master. The ornate skies of CIRS came alive with the magic of these lamps and one felt the uplifting echoes of the soul in unison with the Divine – Our Master.

    Thus, began a new era in the life of CIRS where the blessings of Gurudev find redolence in all aspects. Be it in the touch of a blade of grass at Arjuna Field or be it in the whisper of the breeze caressing the waters of the lake or be it in the stoic strength of the quadrangle or be it in the vibrancy of the Multi Purpose Hall Gurudev’s benevolent presence resides and makes pure every sinew and every fiber of CIRS come alive and dance , with HIS Divinity. We at CIRS are indeed blessed and remain blessed!


    Mr. K. S. Diwakar and Mrs. Swarna Kamakshi (Department of Social Science, CIRS) held a session on various strategies connected with acquiring General Knowledge on 5/6/2015. The session revolved around specific techniques to sharpen the quizzing skills. Master Vaibhav of Std VI C made his debut as a young Quiz Master. He conducted a round of quiz in two schools namely SBOA, Coimbatore and Soundararaja Vidyalaya, Dindugal.  As a token of appreciation, SBOA school issued a certificate. On the whole it was beneficial to the student community.


    Beginning your day with prayers is a beautiful start to a wonderful day. Little ones of Balmandir (Primary wing) reciting Bhagwad Gita Shlokas in their morning assembly. Chanting the shlokas connects the children to their culture, it also helps them in improving their memory and concentration.



    Our dear principal Smt. Shanti Krishnamuthy received the Chinmaya Gaurav Award from Param Pujya Guruji on 22.05.2015 at a function held in CIRS.


    The English Department of CIRS conducted the Senior Spell Bee Competition 2015 with the objective of promoting students knowledge of proper word usage, encouraging students to strive for excellence in spelling skills and providing an opportunity for students to meet and compete with their peers in an atmosphere of fun and friendship.

    The competition was conducted on 22nd April 2015 for Juniors under two categories namely - Classes 9 and 10, Classes 11 and 12. The competitors were selected by their English teachers through a series of written tests and oral “spell-offs” conducted during the previous few weeks.

    The following contestants were declared as winners in the respective categories.

    Classes 9 & 10

    Chintada Seshank Bharadwaj (VII A) - 1st position

    Ved Prakash Murarka (IX B), E. Sudharshan (IX C) - 2nd position

    Classes 11 & 12

    Roshan (IB 1st Yr) - 1st position

    Kaustubh K Iyer (XII Science) - 2nd position


    Anand Natarajan of 11 Management was one among the top 25 out of the 12000 participants who were selected for the final round of “Manifesting Divinity” quiz organized by CCMT Education Cell.

    The CCMT Education Cell organized the “Manifesting Divinity” quiz contest for Chinmaya Vidyalaya students all over the country. In the 1st level about 12000 students participated from which only 1000 students qualified for the 2nd round. 6 of our students made it to the 2nd round. It is a matter of pride that Anand Natarajan of 11 Management made it to the final round to become of the top 25 of the country. The final round was conducted on 18th April 2015 at Vadavalli Chinmaya Vidyalaya. Anand along with 18 others received a memento of Gurudev’s lamp, a cheque of Rs 3000 and a certificate.




    “Not every reader is a leader, but every leader must be a reader.”
    – Harry S. Truman

    To elevate the spirit, to stimulate the thoughts, to foster the concentration, books are one of the best tools. To instill a taste for reading, to inculcate reading habit right from tender age, CIRS is joining hands with an organization “The Book Lovers Program for Schools”.  BLPS is a reading program based on books and storytelling. To start with, to guide our students, BLPS conducted a training program for our English Teachers on 2nd and 3rd April in our Audio Visual Room. Team Work Games, what makes a good story, what makes a good story writing, theory of story writing, method of storytelling and so on were the topics discussed in the training program.


    Tamil New Year celebrations started off with a presentation during the morning assembly hours. This was delivered by Aparna and Shrinidhi (Class 12) in both Tamil and English. The evening celebrations started with a melodious note of the Tamil Anthem “Tamizh Thai Vazhthu”, in which one praises the Land of Tamil Nadu. Mr Diwakar translated the Tamil Anthem to the audience by explaining its meaning. This was followed by a Tamil song by the students of Class 7 and 8 which conveyed the message “everything in this world is beautiful”.  Few students of classes 5, 6 and 7 performed a skit on the Thirukkural couplets.  The evening celebrations ended with the Chinmaya Aarti.


    The 10th graders had a sojourn at the CHINMAYA INTERNATIONAL FOUNDATION, COCHIN from 9th of April to the 12th. This tour was organized as a part of Gurudev’s centenary year celebration and it was a huge success. They had many enriching and interactive sessions on topics like `science and spirituality’ wherein they came to know about the subtle differences and indifferences between both and the `Ancient India’ where they all became spellbound after hearing the advancement of India in the field of science and technology during ancient times. Both the sessions were taken by distinguished researchers from Amritha Institute of Technology, Coimbatore. They also had a session with Swami Advayanandji on the salient aspects of the Sanatan dharma through which they came to know more about the depth of Hinduism as a way of life. Then they visited the library which had original manuscripts that dated back to 1600AD and were awestruck when they saw the Sanskrit texts that were used for research purposes. They also witnessed the traditional martial art of Kerala, the”Kalarippayattu” and enjoyed the rhythmic drum show that was accompanied by dance.

    Other than that, they had a houseboat ride in Alleppey wherein they enjoyed the beauty of the serene and pacific backwaters of Kerala. They also had a visit to the popular Lulu mall in Cochin where they bought lovely gifts for their loved ones.

    Through this trip, they came to more about the research works that CHINMAYA INTERNATIONAL FOUNDATION supports and also made a magnanimous contribution towards promoting it. Overall this was a very fruitful tour in which they acquired a lot of knowledge on various topics and at the same time enjoyed themselves thoroughly.


    ‘Vishu Kani’ was arranged in dorms with auspicious items like idol of Lord Vishnu, mirror, fruits, vegetables etc, decorated with ‘Kanikonna’ ( a golden yellow flower associated with Sri Krishna) Children were shown ‘Vishu Kani’ in the early morning with eyes closed guided by the RHPs and RHMs.

    During the assembly, the Spiritual Department had put up a presentation on the significance of Vishu and how it is celebrated in Kerala. The students dressed up in their traditional dress for a special lunch, a feast which had food items consisting of roughly equal proportions of salty, sweet, sour and bitter items.

    The Vishu celebrations came to an end with the splendid performance of “Narayaneeyam“a dance drama on the stories of Lord Krishna performed during the evening special aarti. It comprised of Udhavadoothyam, Santhanagopalam and Kuchelavritham Dasakams in a traditional way.

    As part of the Bengali New year celebrations a presentation depicting interesting facts and information on West Bengal compiled by Ms Gita Rani was shown during the evening aarti. It included information regarding the rich culture, food habits, touristic places of interest, etc.  Our teachers (hailing from West Bengal) rendered a beautiful Bengali song titled “Esho hey baisakh” welcoming the first month “Baisakh” of the New Year.


    Science Olympiad Foundation conducted the 5th International English Olympiad on 29th January 2015. The results have been announced and the prizes are expected to be received by the end of April. We are happy to announce that the following students have secured State Ranks.

    Vikram Ragavendra Rao of Class 11 secured 13th position in State level and 107th position in International level.

    Aysush Anand of Class 12 secured 5th rank in State level and 46th position in International level.
    Taruna Haresh Jagtiani of Class 12 secured 18th rank in State level and 118th position in International level.

    Shyam Mohan of Class 12 secured 1st rank in State level and 16th position in International level. He will be awarded a Gold Medal, Rs 5000 cash prize, gifts worth Rs 1000 and a Merit Certificate.

    Vikram, Taruna and Ayush will be awarded a medal of Excellence, gifts worth Rs 1000 and a Participation Certificate.


    In connection with the Birth Centenary celebrations of Pujya Gurudev, and the golden Jubilee of the Chinmaya Education Movement, we at CIRS wish to pay our obeisance to this great master by spreading his extraordinary vision of holistic education among schools in and around the city of Coimbatore. By conducting the CVP seminar in the schools of Coimbatore.

    This project was flagged off on March 26, 2015 in Little Kingdom School, Tirupur. The Prinicpal, Mrs. Shanti Krishnamurthy educated the teachers on the aspect of Integrated Development. Swami Anukoolanadaji introduced the vision program and shed light on imbibing importance of Indian Culture in education. Ms. Sandipa spoke on developing the need for developing patriotism and a Universal Outlook and Rajeshwari very enthusaistically demonstrated the thrill of incorporating these aspects in our lessons. A question-answer session concluded the program. It was very well received and very highly appreciated by the teachers and the members of the Management.


    Every year, the 8th of March is celebrated as International Women’s Day. On this day, we celebrate the success of women in different fields. This was brought out beautifully by the students of Balmandir( Grade 1 to 4).

    The students rendered a beautiful poem appreciating the contribution made by the women in our lives. A power point presentation showcased and saluted successful women from different fields like medicine, science and technology, writers, social workers. The students expressed their respect and gratitude to the lady teachers and staff of CIRS including the garden Akkas and Dorm assistants.  


    In the morning of 7th March, the 11th graders embarked on a journey filled with adventure, excitement and challenges. We set forth on a journey to Yercaud, Salem for an adventure camp. All 63 of us were excited all throughout the 6-hour bus journey from our school to the destination. That evening, we were assigned our groups and our instructors who guided us throughout the camp. We had an ice-breaking session in which we got to know all our peers in our group and work with them to overcome challenges. A particular activity which all of us found relaxing was the “your own time” session where we wrote down what we felt throughout the day and the challenges we faced and how we overcame them. The next day was filled with physical activities such as rock-climbing, rappelling, stream walking and trekking. It was a very tiring day but all of us learned how to face our fears and we all did something new! On the last day, we learned how to navigate and read maps and to test our skills; our instructors gave us a map and a compass and just left us. They told us to find our way to the campsite, and they didn’t help us. However, we all collaborated and after a long trek, we found our way to the site and camped there all night! We had 4 days for complete relaxation and recreation which none of us will ever forget!


    The Science Week was celebrated between 23rd to 28th February 2015. The week began with a wonderful and edifying presentation on Ayurveda by Dr. Ram Manoharji, Director of Research, Arya Vaidya Pharmacy. He provided an insight into the History of Ayurveda, importance of medicinal plants and also the techniques of surgeries performed in ancient India, During the Junior Science Quiz, one of the rounds was on Ayurveda.

    Other activities, during the science week were, a visit to the Regional Science Centre, Coimbatore for class 8 students, Bridge construction for class 7, chemistry investigatory activity on ‘Know your Cosmetics’ for class 6 and ‘Fantastic Contraption’, a science based video game contest for class 5.

    The Junior Science Quiz was held for class 7 and 8 with many activity based rounds. The Valmiki house came out as winners.

    During the National Science Day, the department released the first issue of the Science Magazine ‘SCOPE’.



    15th February, 2015 was a different day to begin for both CIRS staff and children. It was celebrated in CIRS with a lot of solemnity and ceremony. The MPH was filled with festivity. The students of CIRS were extremely excited and expressed their feelings through several birthday cards that were presented to him during the evening Aarti. Some students compiled video clippings of words of love that few students expressed to Swamiji in the form of a video presentation. The special guest’s of the evening were Swamiji’s beloved family members. The entire MPH was in a rhapsody when few students conducted the special event of the evening – The Quiz! The quiz was about Swamiji’s life and the students were highly enthusiastic to test their knowledge. The most enlightening and awaited event was Swami Swaroopanandaji’s ‘Interview’ which was taken by a few students about his life and experiences. He told us a little about his life and a lot about how to ‘add not years to your life but life to your years’.  He reminisced his moments with Gurudev too. His birthday was indeed celebrated and enjoyed by everyone and the evening was filled with joy.


    To give more attention for bringing up their  professional talent in their Vocal, Tabla and Dance  we the Music department teachers have started Morning special classes for the selected talented children those who are doing well in particular areas, Hindustani, Carnatic Vocal and Tabla will have classes twice in a week and dance will be every day with the different groups, the timing of the classes as follows, morning from 5:30 am to 6:30 am.


    Based on “THINK BIG, NOW IS A TIME” during winter vacation our junior school students were given a task on creating a Masterpiece in any of the skills they have. Mukesh of Class 5 A wrote a poem as part of the assignment which was published in THE HINDU on 6th March.


    Spell Bee Casts Its Spell Again!!!

    The English Department of CIRS conducted the Spell Bee Competition 2014 with the objective of promoting students knowledge of proper word usage, encouraging students to strive for excellence in spelling skills and providing an opportunity for students to meet and compete with their peers in an atmosphere of fun and friendship.

    CIRS’s brightest young spellers gathered in the MPH for a spelling showdown! The competition was conducted on 4th March 2015 for Juniors under two categories namely - Classes 5 and 6, Classes 7 and 8. The competitors were selected by their English teachers through a series of written tests and oral “spell-offs” conducted during the previous few weeks.

    The following contestants were declared as winners in the respective categories.

    Classes 5 & 6
    Name of Student

    Chintada Seshank Bharadwaj
    Surtaringini Devi
    Mayank Chowdhary

    VI B
    VI B
    VI A




    Classes 7 & 8
    Name of Student

    Isgika Agarwal
    Nandini Singhania
    Abishek T

    VIII D
    VIII C
    VIII B




    The students of class 9 & 11 had a workshop in Electronics. This workshop was conducted by Mr.
    Murugesh, a parent of our school. Earlier this year, he had conducted a similar workshop for Class 8 students.

    Class 9 had the workshop on Basic of Electricity and Magnetism. They used a Kit to construct circuits, test them out and were asked to share their learning after building the circuit based on what they observed.

    Class 11 had the workshop on Gyrobots. The students were asked to observe and discuss the motion of a Gyroscope. After gaining some understanding of the Principle of Gyroscope, they started constructing Gyrobots. These are Robots with a motorized Gyroscope inside. These
    Gyrobots have Real World Application in many fields some of which are in Aircraft Navigation.

    All the students immensely enjoyed this Hands-On workshop.


    To stimulate critical thinking skills an OUT OF BOX THINKING QUIZ was organised for grade 5 & 6 on the 19th Feb 2015 at CIRS. The first written round was conducted for all the students. Then 24 children selected out of it went for a second round of written round. 14 children were selected and a elimination round was conducted and four children were selected for the final rounds. The final round was conducted for these four children on the 19th Feb in the Multi purpose hall with the junior school as audience.

    Nihar Mukund (6 A)  - 1st place
    Rachit Singani (6A)  - 2nd Place
    Archit Gupta (6B)     - 3rd Place
    Stuti Murarka  (6A)   - 4th place


    A math workshop was conducted for teachers handling classes 6 to 10. The workshop was held on 9th January 2015 at "The Grand Regent" Hotel Coimbatore.  Mr. Prakash and Mrs. Kamatchi Priya from the Mathematics Department attended the workshop from our school.

    Mr. A.T.B.Bose was the resource person for the workshop. The workshop was based on  various Chapters like Irrational numbers, Area circle, Similarity, Pythagoras theorem, Pi finder, Algebraic expression, Polynomial, Quadrilateral types and Colour cubes. The main focus of this workshop was to make students do lot of hands on activities and also to make the classes more nteresting.  On the whole the workshop was very helpful and interesting.


    The ambience in the quadrangle was laden with divine fervor and religious passion on the Samadhi Day of Tapovanji Maharaj which fell on 9 January 2014. All the four corners of quadrangle echoed with lively songs and stotrams which were rendered in a tone of ecstasy and joy. The auspicious function began by watching the only video that exists of Tapovan Maharaj. The video was shot on the 25th anniversary of the Divine Life Society, a spiritual organization begun by Swami Shivanandaji Maharaj, who initiated our Gurudev into Sanyas. The whole programme was led by Swami Swaroopanandaji with the pious performance of a pooja. Swamiji also narrated quite a number of very interesting and inspiring incidents from the ascetic and glorious life of Tapovanji, who is a great enlightened master sans pareil. The stories were enchanting and enticing, and the students as well the teachers were spell bound and felt exalted by these highly animated narratives. The evening ended with the singing of the arati of Swami Tapovan Maharaj composed by Swami Bodhatmananda. On the whole, it filled the heart of everyone gathered there with holy and sacred feelings and sentiments.


    As a part of ISA project, ten of our students from class 7, got an opportunity to visit a NGO named Siruthuli organization on 8-01-15. The students interacted with Mr. Mayilsamy, a resource person of the organization. He shared a lot of information including different methods and techniques on water conservation. He also shared the upcoming projects of their NGO, which is to rejuvenate the Noyyal river and the streams connected to it. On the whole, the trip to Siruthuli was informative and made children aware about the availability of water and the need to use it wisely and accordingly.


    Vignana Goshti, a seminar on science, was conducted by the CCMT - Education Cell during the month of December for all the Chinmaya Vidyalaya Science Teachers. It was held at CIRS from 2nd to 6th of December 2014. About 160 Science teachers, from Primary to Senior Secondary school, participated in this event.

    The main objective of the seminar was to bring about new dimension to teaching Science in schools. The aim to bring about a research based teaching was the highlight of the program.
    The Vignana Goshti was flagged off by our dear Swamini Vimalanandaji and Smt. Ramani Thyagarajan, Administrator of CCMT Education Cell. The Chief Guest was none other than Dr. B.M Hegde, Ex Vice Chancellor of Manipal University.

    Many sessions were conducted by eminent resources persons in the field of Education and Science. To name a few, some of the sessions were as follows:
    1. New Paradigms in Science by Dr. B M Hegde
    2. Research & Project Methodologies in teaching Science by Smt. Sheela Krishnaswami and Dr. Geeta Iyer
    3. Science teaching through activities, Science for High and Low achievers by Sri. Surya Kumar
    4. Ayurveda and Science by Dr. P Ram Manohar
    6. Science in Ancient India by Sri. M Pramod Kumar

    One of the most inspiring and insightful session was ';Science and Spirituality'; by Swamini Vimalanandaji.

    The seminar also had innovative Ice Breaking session, Quiz on Ayurveda, Fun Games and Camp fire. There was also an Exhibition put up by the various Chinmaya Vidyalaya teachers.
    The seminar concluded with a Plan of Action being formulated by each schools and this is to be implemented in their respective school.


    Our school boys participated in the CSBE Cluster Athletic Meet (Boys category) held at Salem on 8th and 9th of December 2014. Amongst the athletes that participated our students displayed an outstanding performance and the winners are as follows: 

    Manan Bhanderi of Class VII secured the 1st position in Shotput. J. P. Ajayshiv of Class VIII secured the 3rd position in High Jump. Prerak Bhalala of Class IX secured the 1st position in Shotput.

    Manan Bhanderi and Prerak Bhalala have been selected for the Nationals which shall be held at Mehsana, Gujarat  from 8th to 12th January.


    Our school participated in the 37TH Sahodaya Athletic Meet 2014-2015 at Nehru stadium on the 27th, 28th and 29th of November. Out of 81 schools and 2200 athletes our school secured the overall 5th position. The results are as follows:

    Under 12 (Girls)
    Sitara A. Karthikeyan of Class VI won the Gold medal for 60m Hurdles.

    Under 14 (Boys)
    J. P. Ajayshiv of Class VIII secured the 1st position in 80m Hurdles and 2nd position in High Jump. He was also rewarded for breaking the record in the High Jump event. Manan Bhanderi of Class VII secured the 1st position in Shotput.

    Under 14 (Girls)
    Dhruvi Patel of Class VIII secured the 2nd position in 100m race and 2nd position in High Jump. Dhruvi and Pranathy of Class VIII, Shreenitha of Class VII and Rithvika of Class IX secured the 2nd position in 4 x 100m relay.

    Under 16 (Boys)
    Prerak Bhalala of Class IX secured the 1st position in Shotput. He was also rewarded for breaking the record in Shotput.

    Under 16 (Girls)
    Sagarika A. P. of Class X secured the 1st position in 100m Hurdles and High Jump. She was also rewarded for breaking the record in the High Jump event.

    Under 19 (Boys)
    Sithsabesan S. of Class XII Science secured the 2nd position in High Jump and 3rd position in Triple Jump. Sanjeev E. of Class XII Science secured the 2nd position in Javelin. Harsh secured the 3rd position in the 150m race.

    Under 19 (Girls)
    Mahak Bhandari of Class VIII secured the 2nd position in the 400m and 800m race.
    Mahak Bhandari of Class VIII, Jothi S., Amrutha S. U. and Deekshita M. of Class X secured the 2nd position in 4 x 100m relay.

    Sagarika A. P. of Class X won the Individual Championship.


    CIRS has been involved in the Connecting Classrooms programme , a UK government and British Council education initiative for the last two years. During this period CIRS had the opportunity to exchange projects and ideas with various schools such as St. Cadoc's Catholic Primary School (Cardiff), St. Martin's School (Essex), Dogkennel Hill Primary school, East Dulwich, etc. On 4th November 2014 British Council presented a certificate to CIRS for sharing resources and expertise generously, thereby enriching education in the schools participating in the Connecting Classrooms programme.


    Fifteen of our students from classes IX and XI took part in the CHEMUN VIII sessions conducted in American International School in Chennai from 14 /11 /14 to 16 / 11 / 14. The students were escorted by Mr. Parthiban KK and Mrs. Padmavathy as MUN advisors.

    The team departed at 4.30 am on 13 / 11 /14 to the railway station to take the train bound to Chennai central from where they were picked up by the transport arranged by the AISC. The MUN team had their accommodation in The Hives Guest House which was about four kilometres from AISC.

    The topic of the CHEMUN VIII was ‘Minority Rights” and our students represented Niger, Madagascar and Oman under different committees.

    In CHEMUN VIII, our students were exposed to international issues and also to the method of presenting their views following formal and official protocol and procedure. Our students did really well as they had made a thorough research work for about two weeks.

    On the first day, the Consulate General of Korea graced the inaugural ceremony as the chief guest after which the committees moved to their respective venues for the debate.

    On the second day, in the evening, AISC had arranged for a social evening at the hotel ‘Westin’ to entertain the CHEMUN delegates and our students had an enjoyable time.

    The students had an enriching and highly rewarding time for three days during the MUN sessions and on the last day on 16/11/14, they took the train at 9.15 pm and returned to CIRS.



    CIRS 'Under 16 Girls' team participated in the CBSE NATIONAL SWIMMING CHAMPIONSHIP and brought laurels to the school . The tournament was held from 16th October to 19th October at Urmi School and Hostel, Sama, Vadodara, Gujarat.

    Mahak Sunil Bhandari secured the first position in the Aquathlon (Under 16 & 19 Combined Category) event. In the Under 16 4 x 100m Free Style relay, our team (S. Ackshita, Jhanvi Punjabi, Mahak Sunil Bhandari, Anjole Donapaty and Padmashree P) won the second position. Our team (S. Ackshita, Jhanvi Punjabi, Mahak Sunil Bhandari, Anjole Donapaty and K. V. Kovarthana) also won the second position in the Under 16 4 x 100m Medley relay.



    "Marching Forward" - A comprehensive programme launched at CIRS towards guiding our class X and XII students in making right decisions by choosing the appropriate stream, college and career according to their aptitudes and interests.
    Under this program, a number of sessions are planned and designed to suit the needs of the children. They are......

    • Know Thyself (Aptitudes and Attitudes) – Swami Swaroopanandaji
    • Discussion cum Activity - Swami Anukoolanandaji
    • School Policies on Admission - Principal
    • An Insight into Careers – Shiv Dewan of One Step Up
    • Don’t Miss out -  Scope of Science, Management and IB
    • Admissions Abroad – Madam Sandipa
    • Where are Our Alumni?
    • Voice of Alumni – (Via Skype, e-mail, Meeting)
    • Parents as resource in career guidance

    A brief report on the activities undertaken is given below.

    Date: 22.07.15

    Swamiji inaugurated this program and blessed the students of class 10 and 12. He emphasized on making the right choices in life and choose a career according to ones swabhava.  He explained in detail our school motto and how it helps in choosing the career.

    Date: 15.08.15

    Our Principal, Smt. Shanti Krishnamurthy addressed the class 10 students on CIRS norms and procedures for admission of students to class 11. She also emphasized the importance of academic performance and conduct as the basic criteria for admission of any student to any school. She motivated the students to perform well in not only their formatives but also their upcoming SA exams.

    She also clarified doubts and queries of the students pertaining to School Based exam or Board exam, subject combinations in class 11, difference between IB and CBSE, etc. Students were enriched by this session and gained clarity on various issues.

    Date :  22.08.2015

    A session on marching forward was organized by Smt. Rajeshwari, Shri Satish Kumar and Sri Ganesh for the class 10 students from 3.00 pm to 4.00pm in AV Room.  The students were given the inputs on the different streams available for class XI and also the career options.  Mr. Satish dealt with the XI Science stream and the associated careers.  Mrs. Rajeshwari discussed about the Management courses and careers.  Mr. Ganesh shared the aspects of IB Diploma Programme.

    Date: 13.10.2015

    Mr. Shiv Diwan from One Step Up, came to our school with his team of resource persons and addressed the students of class 10 and 12. Through presentation and discussion, he touched upon various careers, their strength and weakness, the eligibility criteria, the entrance and admission procedures and their future prospects and cost involved. They gave various insight into different career modules and the careers touched upon were as follows: Actuarial Science, Medicine, Engineering , Civil Services, Law, MBA etc.


    The representatives of the following universities visited our school during this term and interacted with students of classes XI and XII.

    Name of the University
    06.08.2015 University of British Colombia Canada Engineering and Management
    18.08.2015 Hong Kong University Hong Kong Engineering and Management
    26.08.2015 New Castle University
    University of Exeter
    University of Surrey
    University of West of England
    Royal Holloway University of London
    Coventry University
    Cardiff University
    Northumbria University
    University of Glasgow
    Plymouth University
    UK (Organized by British Council) Management, Art, Humanities and Sciences
    02.09.2015 Miriam University
    University of Waterloo
    London Metropolitan University
    London South Bank University
    Swansea University University of Leeds
    Management, Engineering, Art and Humanities
    07.09.2015 University of Alberta
    Trinity College Dublin
    15.10.2015 ESSEC Business School Singapore BBA
    16.10.2015 NYU - Abu Dhabi UAE  
    19.10.2015 SP Jain School of Global Management Australia BBA
    22.09.2015 IE University Spain Spain  


    Our school participated in the Tamil Nadu Interschool swimming championship organised by Jenny's Residency Club, Coimbatore held on 11th October 2014.

    The results are as follows:

    Girls Individual Events

    Ackshita Senthilnathan
    50 m Free Style
    100 m Free Style
    Jhanvi Punjabi 50 m Breast Stroke
    Mahak 50 m Breast Stroke
    50 m Back Stroke
    100 m Back Stroke
    50 m Butterfly Stroke
    Anjole 50 m Free Style
    Sitara A 50 m Breast Stroke

    Girls Relay Event

    Ackshita Senthilnathan
    Jhanvi Punjabi

    4 * 50 m Free Style


    On the eve of Teachers’ Day, the Union Minister for Human Resource Development, Smt. Smriti Irani, felicitated the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) Teachers and Mentors for their contribution to the field of education. Commemorating the birth anniversary of former President Dr. S Radhakrishnan, the Board acknowledged the role and impact of the teachers in strengthening future generations.    Our Principal Smt. Shanti Krishnamurthy is one of the 15 principals across the country who have received the Mentor Award.   The Mentor Awards recognise principals who go an extra mile in their endeavour to promote excellence. 

    Mentors are selected on the basis of their training experience, professional guidance, positive role-modelling, collaboration with mentee schools and initiating innovative practices. 
    The HRD Minister congratulated all the awardees and highlighted the importance and role of teachers in inculcating values in children in building a society and a nation.

    (Click on the picture to zoom)


    Alark Dhaval Thakkar (Class IX) summited the Stok Kangri peak (6080 mts) which was a difficult expedition due to the heavy snow fall. He was the youngest in his group. Out of the 7 that attempted the summit only three succeeded in reaching the top. Alark was one of them. As per the guide he was in lead till the end. This expedition has boosted his confidence.


    CIRS congratulates Sitara for getting selected for finals of the wildlife Photographer of the Year award, a competition  co-owned by the Natural History Museum and BBC Worldwide,  two UK institutions that pride themselves on revealing and championing the diversity of life on Earth. Now in its 50th year, the Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition provides a global showcase of the very best nature photography.   



    Newsmakers Broadcasting and Communication Pvt Ltd (NBC) hosted the fifth annual 'Newsmakers Achievers Award 2014' on May 1, 2014 at the Trident Hotel, Nariman Point, Mumbai. This year Pujya Guruji, Swami Tejomayananda received the award in the category of Lifetime Award, Spiritual Leader.  As Pujya Guruji was unable to attend the ceremony, Swami Bodhatmananda received the award on Pujya Guruji's behalf. Swami Bodhatmananda was accompanied by Trustees and officials of Central Chinmaya Mission Trust and Chinmaya Seva Trust, Bombay.

    Pujya Guruji's was introduced as follows: “He is an Indian spiritual leader and Head of Chinmaya Mission. He is a living portrait of simplicity with depth, humility with courage, and wisdom with devotion. Always jovial, smiling, and welcoming, he is readily accessible and approachable to all who seek the knowledge of Vedanta from him.  After attending a couple of talks of Swami Chinmayananda on the Bhagavad Gita, Sudhakar Kaitwade was inspired to join Chinmaya Mission's residential Vedanta course at Sandeepany Sadhanalaya in Mumbai. Upon completing the course in 1975, he was initiated as Brahmachari Vivek Chaitanya. On October 21, 1983, Swami Chinmayananda initiated him into sannyasa, bestowing upon him the name, Swami Tejomayananda. As the Head of Chinmaya Mission Worldwide, Swami Tejomayananda-now known in the Mission as Pujya Guruji-has continuously and dynamically pursued his guru's grand spiritual and organisational vision.”


    The stunning photograph of "Five owlets perched on a tree" made it to the final round of judging at the photography competition (11 to 14 years category) conducted by BBC and London Natural History Museum, beating lakhs of entries.

    This photograph was taken at a farm near Perur. She waited for three hours watching the two owlets that were already there. After a while, other three peeped out.



    Class 5 of CIRS students have partnered with class 5 students of St. Cadoc's Catholic Primary School, Cardiff, Wales on Inter-religious faith-discussion on Hinduism and Christianity. The theme is My belief, Your belief and Our understanding.

    The students are regularly in touch through worksheets and letters. The students discuss their religion , its practices and also share the festivals with its symbolism. Media like Email, letter and video upload is used.


    May Math Muddle is an ongoing British Council Math project wherein some of our students of Grade 10 are involved. We are collaborating with St. Martin's School, Essex, UK in this project. As part of the project children will create a word problem using bitstrips application to create cartoon images. These word problems will be solved by the students of St. Martin’s School and they shall send questions to us which our children shall solve. It is a new dimension to the subject and children will love doing this. Moreover, there shall be an exchange of knowledge. Given below is a sample problem for reference.


    The partnership with the school in Poland has been vibrant. Since the interaction started in February this year, many interactions have taken place. Starting with an introduction to both schools, discussions were about our different countries, festivals, languages spoken and cultural significance. Our project theme was Advertisements - Understanding the Language and Culture differences in them for which videos and worksheets were shared. The response for these videos was usually by a video recording by the partner school or a response received by email. The class has been enthusiastic in watching Poland advertisements and responding to them as well as working out suitable advertisements to send out to the partner school. It has been an interesting collaboration and lots of learning.


    Akash Ghai (IB 2012 batch), had the opportunity to present his documentary project about young immigrants in the annual Undergraduate Exhibition for student research at Penn State. He has been awarded the Arts and Humatiies award for his project.

    CCK – 2015

    CIRS students (Classes 9 to 12) unleashed their true sportsmanship during the Chinmaya Cricket Knockout 2014 held on 16th and 17th April 2015.

    Class Team Name Captain
    Olympians Abhimanyu Gangwar
    Trollers Nihar Hegde
    Terminators Arjun Elango
    Predators Kaushik Sabu
    Impulse Vasishth
    Revengers Herschvardhan Jayvant Ranjalka
    Incurza Ayush Mittal

    The cricket festive started off with each grade introducing their teams through presentations during the assembly. At the end of Day 1 the Revengers, Impulse and Predators made their way to victory after playing against the Trollers, Terminators, and Incurza respectively.  Day 2 began with the match between Admin and the Faculty where the Admin team led by Mr Siva Kumar stood out as winners. This was followed by the semi-finals at the end of which Predators and Olympians made it to the finals. Predators led by Kaushik Saboo emerged as winners for the second consecutive time. The title of Best Batsman was bagged by Herschvardhan Jayvant Ranjalka and Best Bowler by Aditya R Nair. Harsh Jain was recognized as the Most Promising Player.

    Kaushik Sabu (Predators)
    Herschvardhan Jayvant Ranjalka (Revengers)
    Aditya R Nair
    Harsh Jain
    Man of the match
    Best Batsman
    Best Bowler
    Most promising player
    Scored 90 runs & 6 wickets
    Scored 60 runs
    3 wickets

    Winning Team

    Terminators’ jerseys were declared as the Best Jersey for its unique design.

    Best Jersey


    CIRS is happy to share with the parents on the introduction of in-house College Counseling Program. This program provides guidance to those students interested in applying to school outside of India. With proper support and advice, your child will surely succeed in the challenging and cumbersome endeavor.

    We have two exceptionally qualified CIRS faculty that have designed this beautifully structured program: 

    Ms. Sandipa Bhattacharjee
    Mr. Ganesh Eswaran
    Head of English Department
    IB Coordinator
    IB/CBSE English Educator
    IB Physics Educator

    Regular sessions will be taking place weekly, covering a variety of topics from the 'intricacies of the college application process' to 'writing the perfect personal statement' to 'advice on staying focused while in college'. Throughout this process, the students will be guided in all aspects of the application process. The team will also ensure timely submission of all requirements. As always, we encourage Parents to have candid conversations with your children about future prospects.

    In the future, the team will send updates on the progress of the program to the parents. The team is available for queries at 



    Psychological tools and techniques help to uncover the latent aspects of an individual’s behaviour. Thus they aid in understanding, predicting and controlling the human behaviour, which is the fundamental aim of psychology.
    Practicals in psychology are indented to provide students with requisite knowledge and skills in psychological tools and techniques. Keeping in view the CBSE syllabus of psychology, the students would undertake practicals in psychological testing which would involve using standardised psychological tests in different domains, i.e. intelligence, personality, aptitude, adjustment, attitude, self-concept and anxiety. To make these happen, CIRS has established a Psychology lab with appropriate equipments and tools for testing.

    Activity based learning in Science at CIRS

    Science at CIRS is going to change the way your child thinks. Gone are the days of lessons taught in the classroom. It is hands-on experience that brings lessons alive. So - come new session, students of Classes 5 to 8 will participate in a unique enrichment program where they will do their own experiments before a concept is taught, during the lessons and after the concept has been discussed in class. All this, apart from the usual activities prescribed by the NCERT textbooks. This is guaranteed to make science exploration a way of life at CIRS.
    That is certainly not all:
    Classes 5 and 6 also get to participate in this fantastic new learning experience promoted by the National Geographic Magazine where they get 7 issues per year and after reading the magazine, they get quizzed on the contents rich in Science and Environment. This is a truly international experience and the children are expected to grow from this universal outlook with a truly global understanding of their being.
    The Major Resource Components are



    CIRS received the TOP SCHOOLS OF INDIA 2013 AWARD from Digital Learning,  Asia’s premier magazine on education.  Digital Learning magazine presents the top schools of India with a  purpose to highlight the positioning of schools after analysing them on various parameters for the overall development of a child.


    Our school is working with schools in England (Dog Kennel Hill Primary School) and Wales (St Cadoc’s) on different projects. The students across the classes from 5th grade to 8th grade are involved in these projects. One of the collborative projects was on religion.


    Our school participated in the Interschool Sahodaya Cricket Tournament held in PSG IMS ground conducted by PSG Public School. In the U-19 category we emerged as winners and in the U-14 category our team secured the runners-up position.

    Our U-19 cricket team also participated in the CDCA Non-Age category and reached the semi-final stage.

    U-19 Team

    Aditya Kedia, Sarat Mitra Nanda, Jindal Gopal, Akash Kedia, Gumma Venkata Satya Prasanth, Anshul Khemka, Devanshu Agarwal, Kaushik Saboo, Kevin Pareshbhai Kakkad, Abhishek Kekal Patel, Kenil Tarun Patel, Sriniketan Gnanavel, Poornavenkata Ranganatha Koushik, Yugansh Agarwal, Saraf Harsh Shrawan and Shantanu jalan.

    U-14 team

    Mohatta Parth Pankaj, Saraf Harsh Shrawan, Vedansh Sharma, Jeshil Sadaria, Meet Bhanderi, S Pragadeeshwaran, Vignesh R, Aditya Tantri, Yugansh Agarwal, Poornavenkata Ranganatha Koushik, Saravanan Raja, Prakarsh Tulsyan, Govind Gokul, Vedant Mimani, Bhupendra Dalpat Singh and Raghav Agarwal.