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CIRS EXCELS IN 12TH STANDARD BOARD RESULTS

The Management and the Principal of CIRS congradulate 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%


DRAMATIC CLUB

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!

REPORT ON THE ALUMNI MEET 2016

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.

GURUDEV JAYANTI CELEBRATIONS

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. 

INTERHOUSE WATERPOLO

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

INTERHOUSE VOLLEYBALL

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

“A” DIVISION LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP

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

Points

07

01

01

05

4

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

BEST CLASS AWARD

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.

CROSS COUNTRY (APRIL)

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.

PADUKA POOJA

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.

HINDI SENIOR DEBATE 2015

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.

CIRS ELECTION RESULTS

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

CIRS GENERAL ELECTIONS - APRIL  2016  

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!

STATE LEVEL INTER DISTRICT BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT 2016

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.

HANUMAN JAYANTI

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.

GEETA CHANTING

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.

INTERVIEW WITH ANNA HAZZARE

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. 

FRENCH BRIDGE COURSE

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

BRITISH COUNCIL CORE SKILLS WORKSHOP

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 TOURNAMENT

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
Valmiki
Junior Boys
Vyasa
Senior Boys
Vyasa
Super Senior Boys
Vasishtha
Junior Girls
Vishwamitra
Senior Girls
Valmiki

 

RISING STAR TENNIS LEAGUE TOURNAMENT

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 CELEBRATIONS

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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A WORKSHOP FOR COUNSELLING AND GUIDING YOUNG GIRLS

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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PUJYA GURUJI RECEIVES THE PADMA BHUSHAN AWARD

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: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=82EUjg5FhTo


With Prem & OM!
In His Service,


Manisha Khemlani
Chief Executive Officer

SUGGESTIONS & FEEDBACK BY CIRS PARENTS

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

GROUP NAME :  KARUNA
THEME :  EXEMPLARY COMMUNICATION BETWEEN A PARENT AND SCHOOL

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.

GROUP NAME :  GAMBHIR
THEME :  CAREER AND ITS INFLUENCE ON EDUCATION

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.

GROUP NAME : TAPAS
THEME :  ADOLESCENT ISSUES

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.

GROUP NAME : SUDHIR
THEME :  EVER WIDENING GULF BETWEEN GENERAL SOCIETY AND SCHOOLS LIKE CIRS, WHICH WANT TO NURTURE VALUE – BASED INDIVIDUALS

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”
  • GROUP NAME : KALPANA
    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.

    GROUP NAME : TRIPTI
    THEME :  Adolescent issues and their solutions

    Suggestions:

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

    GROUP NAME : KRIPA
    THEME :  ALL ROUND DEVELOPMENT OF CHILD

    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

    GROUP NAME :  ANUBHUTI
    THEME: REINFORCEMENT OF SCHOOL INPUT AT HOME VENUE

    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.

    GROUP NAME :  ABHILASH
    THEME :  CIRS MOTTO - KNOWLEDGE, SERVICE AND EFFICIENCY

    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.

    GROUP NAME :  SHAURYA
    THEME :  CIRS – PARENT INTERFACE

    Suggestions:

    Parents want feedback on the following :

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

    GROUP NAME :  SWEEKAR
    THEME :  VALUE BASED EDUCATION

    Suggestions:

    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.

    GROUP NAME :  RATI
    THEME : REINFORCEMENT OF SCHOOL INPUTS AT HOME

    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.

    HINDU NEW YEAR CELEBRATIONS

    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.

    AWARD OF EXCELLENCE

    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.

    Class
    Name
    Rank
    5
    Aryan Saraogi
    1
    Priyal Saraf
    2
    S V Rinuthranavi
    3
    6
    Malini Kalliyath
    1
    Shivansh Mundra
    2
    Pranav Senthilkumar
    3
    7
    Nihar Mukund
    1
    Surtarangini Devi
    1
    Stuti Bhavesh Chovatiya
    3
    8
    Mrithika V G
    1
    Dhruvi Hiren Parekh
    2
    l R Rithu
    3
    9
    T Abishek
    1
    Atira Kalyani Prashant Naik
    2
    Mahak Bhandari
    3
    11 Sc
    Navya Suri
    1
    Ragavendra Krishnamoorthy
    2
    Beeda Bonny Rishita
    3
    Dhwanit Patel
    3
    11 Mgmt
    V Jayesh Goal
    1
    Anand Natarajan
    2
    Keshav Tayal
    3
    IB I Yr
    Subhiksha Chandrasekaran
    1
    Sanchit Singhania
    2
    Kaavya Kumar
    3

    HOLI CELEBRATIONS

    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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    CIRS CELEBRATES MAHASHIVARATHRI

    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.

    GAYATHRI HAVAN

    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.

    ORIENTATION PROGRAM 2016

    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 EXHIBITION 2016

    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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    VALUE BASED EDUCATION WORKSHOP FOR SAHODAYA SCHOOL

    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."

    JUNIOR INTEGRATED LANGUAGE QUIZ

    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.

    ART WEEK CELEBRATIONS

    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.

    MUSIC DEPARTMENT ACTIVITIES:

    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.

    ART DEPARTMENT ACTIVITIES:

    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.

    CHINMAYA QUOTIENT QUIZ FOR PARENTS – FINALIST FROM CIRS….

    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.

    BOOK LOVERS’ CLUB

    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.

    PADUKA POOJA

    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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    TIMES QUIZ

    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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    STATE LEVEL TENNIS TOURNAMENT

    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.

    FELICITATION FOR STUDENTS

    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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    TRINITY- WESTERN MUSIC EXAM 2015

    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.

    FACE TO FAITH

    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.

    CAMBRIDGE QUIZ

    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.

     

    KOVAI QUOTIENT QUIZ

    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.

    BRAIN BEATS

    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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    THYAGARAJA ARADHANA DAY

    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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    MARTYR'S DAY

    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.

    HINDU YOUNG WORLD QUIZ

     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.

    PADMA BHUSHAN AWARD FOR PUJYA GURUJI - PROUD MOMENT FOR CHINMAYA MISSION:

     

    PARENTS OF CIRS SHARE THE MOMENTS OF JOY:

    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

    To
       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.”

    Regards
    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

    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.

    ALL INDIA CHINMAYA KHEL MELA  ATHLETIC MEET

    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

    Name
    Event
    Medal

    K V Kovarthana

    400 Mts 
    800 Mts 
    Gold
    Gold

    Shreyah Pooranan

    400 Mts 
    Bronze

    Sejal Bahl

    Long Jump
    100 Mts
    Gold
    Bronze

    Girls Relay Event

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

    Boys Individual Events

    Name
    Event
    Medal
    Prerak Bhalala Shot put
    Gold

    Agasthya

    800 Mts Bronze

    Under 16 Category

    Girls Individual Events

    Name
    Event
    Medal
    Mahak Bhandari 400 Mts 
    800 Mts
    Gold
    Gold

    C Pranathy

    200 Mts
    Silver

    Dhruvi Vinod Patel

    High Jump
    Gold

    Girls Relay Event

    Name
    Event
    Medal

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


    4 X 100M
    Gold

    Boys Individual Events

    Name
    Event
    Medal

    Abhimanyu Gangwar

    Shot put
    Discus Throw

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

    Boys Relay Event

    Name
    Event
    Medal

    Gowtham
    Govind
    Karan Nair
    Saswat
    Haswanth

    4 X 100M
    Silver

    Under 14 Category

    Girls Individual Events

    Name
    Event
    Medal
    Sitara A Karthikeyan Long Jump
    Gold
    Gold

    Neha S

    400 Mts
    Silver

    Boys Individual Events

    Name
    Event
    Medal

    Anirudh P K

    High Jump
    400 Mts

    Gold
    Gold

     

    JUNIOR SOCIAL SCIENCE QUIZ

    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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    FIRE FIGHTING DEMO ACTIVITY

    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

    NATIONAL YOUTH DAY

    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.

    CIRS AWARDED THE JURY’S AWARD

    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

    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.

    04.01.2016

    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.

    05.01.2016

    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.

    CBSE INTER SCHOOL SPORTS & GAMES COMPETITIONS 2015

    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.

    SAHODAYA INTERSCHOOL DANCE COMPETITION 2015

    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

    LAKSHWADEEP TOUR

    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.

    ANGLA GHOSTI – A SEMINAR ON ENGLISH

    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.

    YOUNG WRITER’S LITERARY AWARD

    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.

    MASQUERADE 2015

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

    VYASA HOUSE – “INSIDE OUT”

    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 HOUSE – “ALADIN”

    ‘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 HOUSE – 'LINCOLN”

    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!

    VASISHTA HOUSE – “ZANGOORA”

    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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    MADURAI QUIZ SOCIETY’S INTERSCHOOL QUIZ

    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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    BUSINESS QUIZ

    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.

    SAHODAYA MATHS & SCIENCE QUIZ

    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.

    CHILDREN'S DAY CELEBRATIONS

    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.

    DRAMATICS CLUB

    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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    BAL SEVAK AWARD

    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.

    KATHA – A CREATIVE WRITING WORKSHOP

    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.

    SAHODAYA MUSIC PROGRAM

    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 WEEK CELEBRATION

    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.

    SUPREETH EXCELS IN THE CREATIVE EXPRESSION CONTEST

    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!

    SUPREETH

    ADITYA WINS PRESTIGIOUS WHEATON COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP

    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.

    TNAU INTERSCHOOL QUIZ

    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.

    SHANKARI MEMORIAL INTER-SCHOOL QUIZ

    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.

    LITERARY FEST

    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.

    SCIENCE WORKSHOP

    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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    KCT INTERSCHOOL QUIZ

    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.

    TRISHNA QUIZ

    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 WINNERS (OCTOBER 2015)

    “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.

    Name
    Class
    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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    AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL CHEMISTRY QUIZ

    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:

    JUNIOR SCHOOL
    HIGH DISTINCTION:

    1. VAGHASIA VEER VIPULBHAI - 7A
    2. NIHAR MUKUND - 7A
    3. PULKIT DALMIA - 8A

    DISTINCTION:

    1. PATEL DIYA BIMALBHAI - 7A
    2. VAGIS S KUMAR - 7A
    3. SOWRIS S KUMAR - 7B
    4. KIRTANA ANANTHARAMAN - 7B
    5. SIDDHESH NATARAJAN - 7C
    6. STUTI BHAVESH CHOVATIYA - 7C
    7. SURTARANGINI DEVI - 7C
    8. ENAISH ARORA - 8B
    9. BHAVYA AGARWAL - 8C

    SENIOR SCHOOL

    HIGH DISTINCTION:

    1. T  ABISHEK - 9B
    2. PULAKESH NARENDRA LOHIYA - IB first year
    3. NAVYA SURI - 11 Science
    4. AYUSH RANJAN - IB IInd year
    5. R.NILESH - IB IInd year
    6. BHARATH NARAYANAN SARAVANAN - 12 Science

    DISTINCTION:

    1. BHAHULYA THIRUMALAISAMY - 9D
    2. SASWAT PATTNAIK - 9B
    3. VED PRAKASH MURARKA - 9B
    4. KANAV GUPTA - 9C
    5. ABHISHEK AGARWAL - 10C
    6. KARTHIK KANNAN RAV
    7. INDRAN - 10C
    8. ALARK DHAVAL THAKKAR - 10B
    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

    DISASTER AWARENESS CAMPAIGN

    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.

    NCC CAMP

    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.

    DANCE PERFORMANCE BY SPICMACAY

    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!

    CIRS RANKS 2ND IN THE COUNTRY

    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.

    GEETA CHANTING COMPETITION 2015

    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.

    IIMUN CHAMPIONSHIP CONFERENCE 2015

    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.

     

    INTER SCHOOL DRAMA COMPETITION

    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 CELEBRATIONS

    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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    SAHODHAYA COMMERCE WORKSHOP 2015

    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.

     
     

    LITTLE HEARTS VOCATIONAL TRAINING CENTRE

    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.

    KRISHNA JANMASTAMI CELEBRATIONS

    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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    CIRS CELEBRATES RAKSHABANDHAN WITH JOY

    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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    ONAM CELEBRATIONS

    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.

    CIRS TEACHERS RECEIVE APPRECIATION LETTERS FROM MINISTRY OF HRD

    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.”

    RISING STAR TENNIS LEAGUE

    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).

    44TH MONTFORT TENNIS TOURNAMENT OPEN

    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.

    LOTUS QUIZ

    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.

    KAL AAJ AUR KAL

    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 7th August 2015 evening in Amphi theatre for the seniors from classes 9th to 12th.

    14 children from classes 9-12 participated actively in this programme. They performed movie songs with the karaoke and live instruments very well.

    SCIENCE WORKSHOP- PSG PUBLIC SCHOOL

    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 SCHOOL

    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.

    RBI INTER SCHOOL QUIZ

    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.

    NATIONAL LEVEL YOGA TOURNAMENT

    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)
    Harikannan
    Poorvaja

    CIRS'S RANKING BY EDUCATION WORLD FEATURES IN TIMES OF INDIA NEWS PAPER:

    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. 

    TEACHERS’ DAY CELEBRATIONS

    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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    GEETA CHANTING OPEN COMPETITION 2015

    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.

    MATHEMATICS WORKSHOP ON CONCEPTUAL CLARITY

    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.


    CHINMAYA CHINH MEDIA AND FILM MAKING WORKSHOP

    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.

    INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATIONS AT CIRS

    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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    LANGUAGE WEEK CELEBRATIONS

    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.

    STORY TELLING

    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 CELEBRATIONS

    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 WINNERS (AUGUST 2015)

    “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.

    Name
    Class
    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

    GURUDEV'S ARADHANA DAY

    3rd August 2015 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 day ended with the “Keertnam” program. The program was a treat to the ears and eyes in the form of song and dance. They sang Gurumahima and Gurudev’s 108 names along with a story which was narrated by Mrs. Rajeshwari. The bhajans chosen were soothing and the under current of all the bhajans were expressing our respect and gratitude to that great Master. This was followed by a dance performance expressing the salutations and reverence to our Pujya Gurudev who is our glorious teacher.

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    ENGLISH WEEK CELEBRATIONS

    The English week was held from 27th July to 1st August. The features of the English week were as follows:

    ENGLISH QUIZ

    The English Quiz was conducted on 30-07-15 for Juniors and on 30-07-15 for Seniors to foster the enquiring spirit of the students.

    JUNIOR ENGLISH QUIZ

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

    Vishwamitra
    Vyasa
    Name
    Class
    Name
    Class
    Mydhili Padmanabhan
    8B

    Aryan Manish Kalaria

    8A
    Nihar Mukund
    7A

    Nandini Haresh Jagtiani

    7C

    Ayush Manojbhai Santani

    5B

    Kota Naga Prema Sai Rishitha

    6A

    Khushi Amruth

    6B

    S. Yadunandhini

    5B

    SENIOR ENGLISH QUIZ

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

    Vishwamitra
    Valmiki
    Name
    Class
    Name
    Class

    Abhipsha Majumder

    9A

    Atira Kalayani Prashant Naik

    9D

    Khushi Dharmendra Minawala

    10A

    Vignesh Harikrishnan

    10A

    Kundoor Roshan Menon

    IB I
    M. Rhoshen Prathyug 11 Science
    R Lakshmi Priya
    IB II

    Vikram Raghavendra Rao

    12 Science

    DEBATE FOR SENIORS

    An inter-house English debate was held on 29th July 2015 for seniors and super seniors. The topic for seniors was “WESTERNIZATION IS LEADING TO THE DISINTEGRATION OF THE INDIAN CULTURE”.  And for super seniors the topic was “MAXIMUM HAPPINESS TO MAXIMUM PEOPLE FOR A MAXIMUM TIME IS A MYTH”. It was well contested by both the houses. All orators delivered their speeches with confidence and enthusiasm. All in all it was an evening well spent and intellectually stimulating. The following students were announced as winners for their best performances.

    Senior Category (Classes 9 & 10)

    For
    Against
    Name
    Position
    Name
    Position
    Param Patel
    1
    Praneeta Tiwari
    1
    Krishna Priya Mohan
    2

    Ramya Chitturi

    2

    Super Senior Category (Classes 11 & 12)

    For
    Against
    Name
    Position
    Name
    Position

    Surabi Chandirasekaran

    1
    Vikram Raghavendra Rao
    1

    Subhiksha Chandrasekaran

    2

    Anamika Sunil Kumar

    2

    HALF A MINUTE SPEECH

    The English Department conducted the "Half a Minute" speech on 18-08-2015. Suyash Roy (12 Science) bagged the first prize and the second place went to Kundoor Roshan Menon (IB I Yr).

    STUDENTS' COUNCIL 2015 - 2016

    The following students have been selected as the Students' Council Members for the Academic Year 2015 - 2016.

    Position
    Boy
    Girl
    Student Dean

    Anand Natarajan

    Aarshi Narsinghani

    Literary & Cultural  Secretary

    Sr

    Uday Gosain

    Kaavya Kumar

    Jr

    Kirtthik A. J.

    Ashwini Sridar Athreya

    Sports Secretary
    Sr

    Shravan V

    A. P. Sagarika

    Jr

    J. P. Ajay Shiv

    Mahak Bhandari
    Valmiki House
    Sr

    Anant Deorah

    Apeksha Garg

    Jr

    E. Sudarshan

    Sasha Duarah

    Vasishta House
    Sr

    Divyansh Agrawal

    Mridula Athreya

    Jr

    Harsh Anish Shah

    J. M. Rithani

    Vishwamitra House
    Sr

    Utkarsh Gupta

    Kirtana Valluri
    Jr

    Mirlon Goriya   

    Abhipsha Majumder 

    Vyasa House
    Sr

    E. Arjun

    Anjani Thakor

    Jr

    Arjun Shrirangan G.

    Dhruvi Vinod Patel

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    SAHODAYA TENNIS TOURNAMENT 2015

    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

    CELEBRATING THE JOY OF HAVING A GURU

    CIRS celebrated Guru Poornima on 31st July 2015. All the students and teachers assembled at the MPH at 8 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.

    During the evening aarti senior students performed a skit and then followed by a dance performance by Devika and Varsha of grade 9 on Guru. The evening ended with an energetic bhajans by our music team.

    SAHODAYA SWIMMING MEET 2015

    Our school participated in 38th CBSE School Sahodaya Swimming Meet from 11.07.15-21.07.15 held at Amrita Vidyalayam, Coimbatore. Around 350-400 students from 15 different schools participated and out of them our students brought laurels to our school. A special mention to Mahak Bhandari as she received Individual Championship in the Under 16 girls category.

    The results are as follows:

    Under 19 Category

    Girls Individual Events

    Name
    Event
    Medal
    Sejal Bahl
    50 m Breast Stroke
    100 m Breast Stroke
    Silver
    Silver
    Ratikka R 50 m Free Style
    100 m Free Style
    100 m Breast Stroke
    Bronze
    Bronze
    Bronze

    Girls Relay Event

    Name
    Event
    Medal
    Sejal Bahl
    Ratikka R
    Rithvika R Murugaiyan
    Vasika V G

    4 * 50 m Free Style
    Silver
    Sejal Bahl
    Ratikka R
    Rithvika R Murugaiyan
    Vasika V G
    4 * 50 m Medley Style
    Silver

     

    Boys Individual Events

    Name
    Event
    Medal

    Kaustubh K Iyer

    50 m Breast Stroke
    Silver

    Under 16 Category

    Girls Individual Events

    Name
    Event
    Medal
    Mahak Bhandari
    400 m Free Style
    50 m Back Stroke
    50 m Butterfly Stroke
    200 m Individual Medley
    Gold
    Gold
    Gold
    Gold
    M Geetanjali 50 m Back Stroke
    100 m Free Style
    100 m Back Stroke
    Bronze
    Bronze
    Bronze
    Padmashree P
    100 m Free Style
    200 m Free Style
    Gold
    Silver
    K V Kovarthana 50 m Free Style
    Silver

    Girls Relay Event

    Name
    Event
    Medal
    Mahak Bhandari
    M Geetanjali
    Padmashree P
    K V Kovarthana

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

    Boys Individual Events

    Name
    Event
    Medal

    Haswanth P

    100 m Breast Stroke
    50 m Breast Stroke
    50 m Back Stroke
    50 m Free Style

    Gold
    Silver
    Silver
    Silver
    Gangadhar Sriram 200 m Free Style
    Bronze

     

    Boys Relay Event

    Name
    Event
    Medal

    Haswanth P
    Prakhar Jain
    Gangadhar Sriram
    Vishwajeet


    4 * 50 m Free Style
    Bronze
    Haswanth P
    Prakhar Jain
    Gangadhar Sriram
    Harsh Anish Shah
    4 * 50 m Medley Style
    Silver

    CURRENT ISSUES AWARENESS

    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.

    SENIOR SCIENCE QUIZ 2015

    The Senior Science Quiz was held on the 14th of July, 2015 for classes 11 & 12. There were three exciting and innovative rounds.

    The first round was the General Round with questions linked with CVP. There were four categories, Science in Indian Culture, Science in Sports (physical development), Indian Scientist (Patriotism) and Current Science and Technology (Universal Outlook).

    The second round was the Problem Solving Buzzer Round. Problems based on Physics, Chemistry and Biology were asked. This round kept the participants on their toes.

    The third round was the Activity Based Round where different activities from Physics, Chemistry and Biology were demonstrated using experiments and mime.

    All the teams did their best. In the end Vasistha House represented by Kaustubh and Supreeth from 12 science and Amrit and Divyansh from 11 science, emerged as the winner of the Senior Science Quiz followed by Valmiki and Vyasa house as runners up.

    Everyone enjoyed the quiz and it was a learning experience for both the participants and the audience.

    INTERNATIONAL YOGA DAY @ CIRS

    The yogic science is of utmost significance now, like never before, soon after United Nations has declared 21st June as International Yoga Day. Chinmaya International Residential School has strong-willed to celebrate a week from 10th July to 17th July 2015 to celebrate this particular occasion.  On 10th July, at 8.40 am in the assembly our yoga teacher Sri.Varutheeswaran gave an inspirational talk on “Yoga” in which he shared his experience from the yoga conference conducted by the ministry of AYUSH and CBSE at Delhi on 22nd & 23rd June. To highlight the benefits in the ten systems of our body, he took one asana and explained the fine points. Soon after his speech our madam Principal shared her observations and declared open the entire week plan for the yoga celebration.

    On 11th July, in the very next day at 5.30 am 100 children performed a Mass Yogasana session in the Multipurpose Hall submitting ourselves to our Gurudev on his centenary birth year. Keeping the motto “Unto him our best” in mind and striving hard to perfection, the young children performed 21 asanas to observe 21st International Yoga Day. There were 5 standing asanas, 5 sitting asanas, 5 forward bending asanas and 5 backward bending asanas with a pranayama and yoganidra displayed by the whole team. This unique blend of physical postures really helped children bring their body, mind and spirit into better balance.

    On 13th July, at 7.55 am and 8.45 am in the morning assembly, the students of IB 1st year gave a cultural talk on “What is yoga? The four paths of yoga. The students spoke on Bhakti yoga, Jnana yoga, and Karma yoga. They highlighted the well-known and wildly practiced path, Hatha and Raja yoga emphasizing on its practical aspects, particularly its asana (posture) and pranayama (breathing exercise). After the cultural talk, children understood that each of them is a complete discipline in itself, it is best not to follow one path alone. Combining the four practices helps the emotional, intellectual and physical aspects of one’s life to develop in harmony.

    On 14th July, at 7.55 am and 8.45 am in the morning assembly, the next set of IB 1st year students presented a talk on “Ashtanga Yoga”. Highlighting Sage Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras, students presented the eight limbs of yoga and how it purifies step by step the body, the mind until enlightenment occurs. This talk has drawn an excellent attention by the children. They even understood that yoga is not just an exercise system. It is a profound form of evolving a human being. It is about a very deep understanding of the human mechanics – not only of the physical dimension but of all aspects of a human being. The same day quiz on asanas had been conducted. Children learnt the traditional names of the yoga postures. They were enjoying responding to all the questions related to yogasanas.

    On 15th July, at 7.55 am and 8.45 am on Wednesday in the assembly during the cultural talk the IB 1st year students presented a talk on five principles of yoga. That was an inspiring and beneficial talk in which the children gave a complete understanding to live a balanced life. To run a daily routine they briefed about the main aspects like proper exercise, proper food, proper relaxation, proper breathing and positive thoughts. After cultural talk a constructive talk on ‘’Concentration” was given by a junior school student in the junior assembly. In the senior assembly time, a senior student gave a talk on“Yoga, how it clears Ego”. All the talks were well designed and delivered to the children to get the maximum benefit.

    On 16th July, at 7.55 am and 8.45 am on Thursday in the assembly throughout the cultural talk the IB 1st year students presented a talk on ‘’Yoga for children”. In this speech they highlighted about how yoga poses benefits to children. They demonstrated Suryanamaskar on the stage and presented the way how it was performed in ancient days and now.

    On 17th July, at 7.55 am and 8.45 am on Friday in the assembly, during the cultural talk the IB 1st year students presented a talk on ‘’Breathing techniques in yoga”. The various pranayamas are demonstrated and explained how it has to be performed. They concluded with the common errors one does while doing yoga practices. It was indeed beneficial for all the children. At last the yoga teacher closed the yoga week celebration with vote of thanks by expressing his gratitude towards all the teachers and students.

    “Yoga is a light, which once lit, will never dim. The better your practice, the brighter the flame” said the yogi B.K.S.Iyengar. As the master yogi said, the light has been lit in the young minds which will never dim. They will grow brighter and shine.

    Nowadays, a lot of young people are taking yoga because it is usually the youth in the world who discovers the truth. They are in the making and they can shape themselves in whichever better manner they want to lead their life. We hope the students will internalize the inherent benefits of yoga in a way where stress drains out our level of inspiration.

    EDUCATIONAL TOURS

    The students of grade V and VI have gone for an educational tour to Mysore and Banglore from 19th of July till 23th of July. The places visited in Mysore are the Mysore Palace, Chamundi Hills, Mysore Zoo, Mysore Mall, Sri Ranga Patinam. They also visited Viswesaraya Museum, ISKCON Temple, Chinmaya Mission Centre, Wonderla, Bannerghatta Biological Park in Bangalore. Students enjoyed as well as learned the importance of team work, caring & sharing, to behave in the unknown places, in the crowd. They also got an opportunity to learn and know more  about the historical importance of the places we visited. As a whole it was a great learning experience for all of them.

    The students of grade 7 visited Hyderabad the capital of southern India's Telangana state and a  major center for the technology industry. Students visited many historical and worth seeing places in this tour. They visited  Charminar, a 16th-century mosque whose 4 arches support towering minarets, is an old city landmark near the long-standing Laad Bazaar. It was fun and learning experience visiting Ramoji film city which is the largest integrated film city in the world which is built and expanded in 2000 acres. It is certified by Guinness World Records as the world’s largest film studio complex. They also got an opportunity to visit the Salar Jung Musuem. The Salar Jung Museum of Hyderabad is a repository of the artistic achievements of diverse European, Asian and Far Eastern countries of the world. The major portion of this collection was acquired by Nawab Mir Yousuf Ali Khan popularly known as Salar Jung III. Students had a fun time playing at snow world, NTR gardens and special attraction at Lumbini park with its laser show. We also visited the Birla Mandir. We were blessed to visit our Chinmaya Mission centre at Hyderabad. We had a special bhajan session and all the kids chanted Bhagawad Geeta at the mission centre and took the blessings of our Pujya Gurudev.There was lot of learning and fun throughout the trip.

    Students of grade VIII was blessed with the opportunity of visiting the Siddhabari Ashram in the centenary celebration year of our Pujya Gurudev. The tour was from July 19th - July 25th. The first destination was the divine siddhbari Ashram, where the students offered their reverence and love at the Samadhi of Pujya Gurudev. The following days was  filled with fun and learning where students spend their time exploring the  Dharamshala cricket Stadium, War Memorial, Bhagshu Nag temple, Bhagshunag  waterfall, Tibetan Museum, Dalai Lama Monastery, Kangra Museum, National Science Centre. They also got a chance to visit places of Historical significance like, The India Gate and Humayun Tomb. The electrifying mountains, cascading waterfall, beautiful flowers, birds, different species of trees, people with different attire, language and rituals was an enriching experience for the students.

    MATHEMATICS WEEK CELEBRATIONS 2015

    The Mathematics week for the year 2015 -16 was celebrated from 6th July 2015 to 11th July 2015. The whole week was filled with lots of fun filled activities.

    6th July 2015: 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 by Mr. Vivekanandan, which motivated the children to create a love for the subject.

    7th July 2015: Assembly Quiz based on Mathematics was conducted by the students. All the houses participated with enthusiasm.

    8th July 2015: Cultural Talk on Lilavati was presented by Shreyansh and Deekshita of class 10. It gave the glimpses of the work done by our ancient Mathematicians.

    8, 9 and 10 July 2015: In the evenings ‘Maths Run’ for classes 5 to 12 was conducted house wise. All the 106 students of class 5 and 6 and 286 students of classes 7 to 12 participated and enjoyed all the 8 Maths games at eight stations. House points were given.

    9th July 2015: In the morning assembly, student talk based on the Applications of Mathematics was presented by Mydhili of Grade 8 for juniors and Niranjana of Grade 11 for seniors. There was a sense of wonderment in the talks when they shared some of the rarest facts.

    10th July 2015: Teacher talk based on ‘Yoga’ was presented by Mr. Varutheeswaran for Senior School. He talked about the angles formed in the asanas and its benefit.

    11th July 2015: Five students of class 10th, who attended the Vedic maths camp organised by CIF in the month of April 2015 gave Vedic maths presentation in the assembly. They explained the Pythagorean triplet as ancient Indian mathematician Boudhayan has given before Pythagoras has discovered.

    All the activities of the Maths week 2015-16 were conducted aligned with the Chinmaya Vision Program (CVP). The Maths Quiz (Intellectual development), the Culture talk (Indian culture), Vedic Maths Presentation (Patriotism and Spiritual) and the Maths Run (Physical, Intellectual and Emotional). As a whole throughout the week it was a great learning experience.

    SAHODAYA TABLE TENNIS INTER SCHOOL TOURNAMENT

    38th Sahodaya Table Tennis Inter School Tournament was organised by Soundarrajya Vidyalaya School, Dindukal on 14th of July 2015. Our School participated in various categories. In the Under 14 Boys category Tarun Rajkumar & Sourish S Kumar emerged as Runners up in Doubles. Sourish S Kumar got the promising player award.

    GURUDEV@CIRS

    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!

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY GURUJI

    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 a skit by the “MAKE IT HAPPEN” course team.

    This was followed by Guruji’s compositions which were sung very energetically by our school choir.

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

    WORKSHOP ON ACQUIRING QUIZZING SKILLS

    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.

    GEETA CHANTING BY THE BALMANDIR STUDENTS

    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.

    VEDIC MATRIX 2015 CAMP

    Few of the Class X students namely-Deekshita Muthukumar, Krishna Priya Mohan, Akshaya S Iyer, Mithila Babu Mani and Praneeta Tiwari attended a 5 day camp called “Vedic MATRIX 2015” at CIF from 27-04-15 to 01- 05-15. It was the 6th Annual Residential Camp conducted by Mr. Vinay Nair (Head of School of Vedic Mathematics). This camp educated the children on the glories of our own Indian Mathematicians. They were quite surprised to realise that the famous Pythagoras theorem had been earlier proved by Baudhayana and it was called Bhuja Koti Karnaya. They practised construction of geometrical figures with a simple rope and nail in the same way as how the earlier Mathematicians did. They were exposed to the real life problems from brahma Gupta’s Leelavati.The Katapayadi number system was introduced and they learnt how our Indian Scholars decoded messages. The camp proved to be an interesting, fact filled and enriching learning experience.

    SEVA WEEK CELEBRATIONS

    To inculcate the attitude of service, CIRS celebrated the Seva Week from 20th to 25th of April 2015. 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, where they 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.

    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.

    CIRS EXCELS IN 10TH STANDARD BOARD RESULTS

    The Management and the Principal of CIRS congradulate 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:  88
    No of Students Passed:  88
    No of students who secured grade point 10(95% and above) :  27
    No of students who secured grade point 9(86% and above) :  37
    No of students who secured grade point 8(76% and above) :  23
    No of students who secured grade point 7(70% and above) :  1
    Average marks: Grade point 9(85%)

    GAURAV AWARD

    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.

    SPELL BEE FOR SENIORS

    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

    MANIFESTING DIVINITY QUIZ CONTEST

    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.

     

     

    BOOK LOVERS PROGRAM FOR SCHOOLS – TEACHERS’ TRAINING

    “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

    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.

    CIF TOUR

    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.

    CHESS TOURNAMENT

    Chess tournament was organized by Kovai Vidyashram on 25th February. 9 of our students participated in the Chess Tournament in the different categories as follows:

    Under 17
    Utkarsh Gupta, Sidsabeeshan, Gowtham Gupta

    Under 13
    Mayank, Arjun, Adarsh K, Siddharth A, Nityasree, Sitara

    Out of the 250 participants our students got a ranking as per their scores.

    VISHU AND BENGALI NEW YEAR CELEBRATIONS

    ‘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.

    5th INTERNATIONAL ENGLISH OLYMPIAD

    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.

    SHUBH SAHAS 2015

    An adventurous camp was conducted from 30-03-2015 to 03-04-2015 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. Sulur Lake 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. 

    Click here to view the gallery.

    FIRST VISION PROGRAM

    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.

    INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY

    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.  

    YERCAUD TRIP - 11TH GRADE

    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!

    SCIENCE WEEK CELEBRATIONS

    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’.

     

    CIRS CELEBRATES SWAMI SWAROOPANANDAJI'S BIRTHDAY WITH JOY

    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.

    FOSTERING THE YOUNG TALENTS

    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.

    FOLLOWING THE FOOTSTEPS OF GREAT POETS

    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
    Class
    Position

    Chintada Seshank Bharadwaj
    Surtaringini Devi
    Mayank Chowdhary

    VI B
    VI B
    VI A

    1
    2
    3

     

     

    Classes 7 & 8
    Name of Student
    Class
    Position

    Isgika Agarwal
    Nandini Singhania
    Abishek T

    VIII D
    VIII C
    VIII B

    1
    2
    3


     

    WORKSHOP IN ELECTRONICS

    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.


    OUT OF THE BOX THINKING QUIZ

    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

    MATHEMATICS WORKSHOP

    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.

    TAPOVANJI'S SAMADHI DAY

    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.

    SIRUTHULI TRIP

    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

    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.


    CLUSTER ATHLETIC MEET 2014

    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.

    37TH COIMBATORE SAHODAYA ATHLETIC MEET

    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.

    BRITISH COUNCIL ACKNOWLEDGES CIRS

    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.

    CHEMUN VIII

    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.

     

    AQUATIC CHAMPIONS 2014

    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 CAREER COUNSELING MODULE FOR CLASS 10 AND 12

    "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

    Session with Swamiji on 29.07.14 & 31.07.2014

    Swamiji inaugurated this program and blessed the students of classes 10 and 12. He emphasized on making the right choices in life and choose a career according to ones swabhava.  He also used activities, stories, real case studies to discuss about knowing one's own aptitude and attitude. He also gave students few reflective questions to know themselves better.   He concluded his session by inspiring the students with this year’s theme “Think Big, Now is the Time”.

    Session with Principal on 05.08.2014

    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.

    Session with our alumni on 16.08.2014

    Five of our alumni from 2014 batch of grade 12, Sanjay Krishna, Lakshan Ram,  Priyadarshan, Athippan  and Ajeya addressed our grade 12 Science students on 16.08.2014 from 2.30 pm to 3.30 pm.  It was an interactive session where they shared about college admissions and how to prepare for the entrance examinations.  They answered a number of questions asked by the students our school.

    Visit by UK Delegates on 26.08.2014

    British Council has come up with the initiative of SCHOOLS MISSION this year.  The objective of this schools mission is to strengthen relationship of the UK with schools in India. This mission is focused on two areas: (i) Faculty interaction with the prominent members in the school  (ii)  Direct interaction with 11 & 12 grade students through presentation on UG in the UK followed by face-to-face meeting so that they can understand what UK has to offer them; if they are planning to study in the UK, it will be very useful if parents are able to join during this interaction since they are the decision-makers.

    CIRS is one of the very few selected schools for this initiative of British Council.  As a part of this mission, 12 delegates from UK universities visited CIRS on 26th  August 2014.  The universities and the representatives are listed below.

    Name of the University
    Representative
    Cardiff University Somnath Nandy
    Leeds Metropolitan University Jayashree Raghuram
    Newcastle University Preety Bansal
    Northumbria University Salil Gupta
    Plymouth University Daniel Rowe
    Royal Holloway, University of London Ellis Huddart
    University of Exeter Vivienne Fenandoe
    University of Glasgow Neharika Kataria
    University of Surrey Sharath Meppallil
    University of West of England Sharon Shalini
    Coventry University Inderjit Mann

    There was a workshop for career development followed by an Exhibition of famous UK Universities.  The students were immensely benefited out of this visit and CIRS is grateful to British Council for their effort.  

    Session by Resource Persons from One Step Up

    24.09.2014 & 25.09.2014

    Mr. Shiv Diwan and Mrs. Shilpa from One Step Up, came to our school 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. He gave various insight into different career modules and the careers touched upon were as follows: Actuarial Science, Medicine, Engineering, Civil Services, Law, MBA etc.

    16.10.2014

    Officials of Nottingham University and Alabama University (Huntsville Campus ) visited our school on 16th Oct to address the students of classes XI and XII who are interested in art and design.  They spoke about various courses available in design and the existing facilities in Nottingham University and Alabama University.  They briefed about the application processing and importance of portfolios.

    Mr. Sasidharan, Managing Director, IMTP Consultancy Services (Chennai) Pvt Ltd, gave a presentation on Ls Salle Singapore.

    17.10.2014

    Ms. Tessy Manalil, India Country Coordinator of Miami University addressed our students regarding admissions into design and architecture. She emphasized on the importance of portfolio.  She spoke about the admission norms, facilities offered by the university and the merit based scholarships.  It was a very useful session to all the students who were interested in design.

     

    INTERSCHOOL SWIMMING CHAMPIONS 2014

    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

    Name
    Event
    Medal
    Ackshita Senthilnathan
    50 m Free Style
    100 m Free Style
    Silver
    Silver
    Jhanvi Punjabi 50 m Breast Stroke
    Silver
    Mahak 50 m Breast Stroke
    50 m Back Stroke
    100 m Back Stroke
    50 m Butterfly Stroke
    Gold
    Bronze
    Bronze
    Bronze
    Anjole 50 m Free Style
    Bronze
    Sitara A 50 m Breast Stroke
    Silver

    Girls Relay Event

    Name
    Event
    Medal
    Ackshita Senthilnathan
    Jhanvi Punjabi
    Mahak
    Anjole

    4 * 50 m Free Style
    Gold

    CBSE South Zone Swimming Meet 2014

    Our school participated in the CBSE South Zone Swimming Meet organized by The Pupil Saveetha Eco School, Chennai. Out of the 1000 participants from 25o schools, Under 16 Girls category from our school qualified for Nationals in 4 x 100 Free Style Relay and 4 x 100 Medley Relay. They secured the 1st position in both the relays.

    4 x 100 Free Style Relay Group

    S. Ackshita, Jhanvi Punjabi, Mahak Sunil Bhandari, Anjole Donapaty, Padmashree P

    4 x 100 Medley Relay Group

    S. Ackshita, Jhanvi Punjabi, Mahak Sunil Bhandari, Anjole Donapaty, K.V. Kovarthana

    OUR DEAR PRINCIPAL RECEIVES THE MENTOR AWARD

    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)

    MAKING THE IMPOSSIBLE POSSIBLE

    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.

    SITARA GETS SELECTED FOR THE WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR AWARD

    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.   

     

    NBC’S 5TH NEWSMAKERS ACHIEVERS AWARDS

    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.”

    SITARA'S WILDLIFE ENCOUNTERS

    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.

    CIRS LINKS WITH OTHER SCHOOLS INTERNATIONALLY

    St. CADOC'S CATHOLIC PRIMARY SCHOOL

    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

    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.

    UPPER SECONDARY/TECHNICAL COLLEGE

    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 WINS ART AND HUMANITIES AWARD

    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
    9
    Olympians Abhimanyu Gangwar
    10
    Trollers Nihar Hegde
    Terminators Arjun Elango
    11
    Predators Kaushik Sabu
    Impulse Vasishth
    12
    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
    (Impulse)
    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

    COLLEGE COUNSELING PROGRAM

    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 counselor@cirschool.org 

    LEARNING INITIATIVES AT CIRS

    PSYCHOLOGY LAB

    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

    • READING THE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC EXPLORER MAGAZINE FOR EVERY CHILD
      • (7 ISSUES PER YEAR), WORKSHEETS AND QUIZZES
    • CLASSROOM POSTERS WITH EVERY ISSUE
    • PROJECTABLE (INTERACTIVE SMART BOART) CONTENT
    • WEBSITE FOR STUDENTS WITH RICH CONTENT AND RESOURCES INCLUDES PICTURES, VIDEOS, ANIMATIONS AND READING MATERIALS

    CIRS receives TOP SCHOOLS OF INDIA AWARD

    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.

    GLOBAL PARTNERSHIPS

    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.

    SAHODAYA CRICKET TOURNAMENT

    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.