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37TH SAHODAYA SOCCER TOURNAMENT

Our school participated in the 37th Sahodaya Soccer tournament which was organized by the PSG public School, Coimbatore on November 13th, 2014. 10 schools participated and our school emerged as winners in the Under 16 boys category.

The winners were awarded with a trophy and a certificate.

CHILDREN'S DAY CELEBRATIONS

CIRS staff celebrated Children's day to honor the children and Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru on his birthday. Teachers took the role of students in the activities of the assembly which included prayer, choir, announcements and pledge. In addition to this a quiz with a difference namely, “Fun Campus Quiz” was conducted by Mr. Divakar of the Social Science Department.

The staff of CIRS organized a special cultural show based on the theme “Hijack” in the evening for the students which included songs, fashion show, dances, skits, etc. The evening celebrations ended with the Grand Finale wherein all staff members walked to the stage waving hands, expressing their love and affection towards them.

KATHA – A CREATIVE WRITING WORKSHOP

As part of the CBSE-Katha initiative, a creative writing and translation selected students from grade 7, 8 and 12 participated. The workshop was conducted by the P.S.B.B. Millennium School, Chennai.

100 students from 31 CBSE schools have been participated in this competition. 

The students were divided into two different groups Fiction and Poetry. Within two hours of the workshop, they came up with phrases such as ‘Under the thundering cloud, the lighthouse stands alone. The fiction group learnt new techniques and vocabulary for writing stories and the poetry group learnt a new form of Japanese poetry called ‘HAIKN’. It was a great learning and fulfilled experience for all the students.

MAULANA ABUL KALAM AZAD REMEMBERED ON NATIONAL EDUCATION DAY

November 11th is observed as National Education Day.  It marks the birth anniversary of Shri.Maulana Abul Kalam Azad, the first education minister of India in the post independent period.  To mark this occasion, Master Ayush Panchamya of std X delivered a speech on the significance of the day in the morning assembly.   In his speech, he emphasized the need to strengthen the modern day education for the betterment of the society at large. He also reiterated the fact that the progressive growth of any nation is determined by the educational policy that is widely pursued. His speech ended with a presentation on the expansion of educational network in the remotest parts of the country.

LANGUAGE WEEK CELEBRATIONS

The Language Week celebration was held from 3rd November to 8th November. The celebration started off with a general introduction on the importance and relevance of the languages given by Mr. K.K. Parthiban (HOD – Dept of Languages) during the morning assembly. Quizzes were also conducted on the following days during the morning assembly hours. Three quizzes one each in Hindi, French and Sanskrit were conducted on the second day followed by a quiz in Tamil on the third day.

In addition to the quizzes, classroom activities such as Language games, Crossword puzzles, quizzes and education video show of short stories and songs in Hindi, Sanskrit, French and Tamil (for the refinement the pronunciation and accent) were carried out during the academic hours. A music program by a number of students from across different classes was organized to entertain and enrich the students of both junior and senior schools.

TRISHA INTERSCHOOL QUIZ 2014

CMC matriculation higher secondary school conducted an inter-school quiz in CMS auditorium on 07/11/14.  Two teams from our school took part in the event.  Team 1 comprised of Aditya Kanti Datta and Jayanth and team 2 comprised of Kank Fathepuria and Mohan Das.

There were 36 teams out of which our Team 1 got qualified to play in the finals.  6 teams were chosen to play in the finals based on their scores in the Preliminary round, which was a written round.

In the finals, Team 1 finished 5th.  They were given tropies and participation certificates. In addition to this, they also got free coupons to visit Kovai Kondattaam water theme park.

CROSS COUNTRY (NOVEMBER)

The Physical Education Department conducted the Cross Country Race on 3rd November 2014. The results of the first 20 positions are as follows.

Junior Girls
Mahak Bhandari, Sitara A . Karthikeyan, Padmashree P., Ami R., C Pranathy, Dhruvi Vinod Patel, S. Aishwarya, Anjole Donapaty, Khaviyaa S., Harshita Pasari, Shreyah Pooranan, Tanmaiye Makhariya, K.A. Aaslesha, Nandini Haresh Jagtiani,  Prachi Dokania, Kavya G., Navya Khemka, N. Indirani, Palak Jain, N. Jahanavi

Junior Boys
Sidhant Abhijit Rajeshirke, Harsh Anish Shah, A. Agasthya Karthikeyen, Pranov Krishna, Prakhar Jain, Jay Agarwal, Govind Gokul Lankipalli, Karan Nair, Sushain Garg, Gumma Venkata Sai Prem, Prateek Tripathi, Mann Vinod Goyal, Nehul Shrimankar, Deepansh Mundra, Sahaj Surana, Bhahulya Thirumalaisamy, Raja Sibi R., Anish C Marpalli, P. Sudharshan, Mrugesh Sandip Thakor

Senior Boys
Harsh A. Jain, Haswanth P., Shravan V., Mahinder Rakesh Udasi, Ayush Ranjan, Purna Viswak G., Ananth Gurusamy, Manaswi Kieran Akula, Hari Narayanan Vasavan, Ayush Himanshu , Sidharth Thazhathedathu, Aayush Kekalkumar Patel, Abhinav Ravichandran, Sathyanand V., Harsh Minocha, Vibhor Choudhary, Ande Harshvardhan, Devansh Lohariwal, Abhiraj Saraf

Senior Girls
Shreeya Mishra, Akshaya S. Iyer, S. Ackshita, Jhanvi Punjabi , Meenu Prasad, M. Kavya Sree, Sejal Bahl, Gayathri Jayaraj Menon, Apoorva Mohandas Polekar, Amrutha S. U., Ratikka R., Vasika V. G., Kaavya Kumar, K. Anagha Suresh, Yashvi Gupta, Krishna Priya Mohan, Kevadia Mudra Ramesh, Kusum Jindal, Dipti Sarawgi, Shruti Kumari Bhudolia

SAHODAYA MUSIC PROGRAM

Our school held the Interschool Music Sahodaya – Nadarpanam on the 28th October 2014. There were 3 rounds – Carnatic Music Round, Hindustani Music Round, and a Round for Creativity. Out of the 11 schools that participated, our school bagged the overall championship. Jairaj Kulkarni (Class X) secured the 1st position in the Carnatic round and Kavya Kumar (Class X) secured the 1st position in the Hindustani round. The judges panel included Mr. Mani, a well-known mridangist in All India Radio, Mrs. Parvathy Mani, All India Radio graded artist, and Mrs. Mohana Krishnan, a well-known Hindustani vocal teacher and performer. Swami Swaroopanandaji and Swami Anukoolanandaji graced the occasion with their presence. All participants were given participation certificates and the judges mementos.

KAUSHIK SABOO – THE PRIDE OF CIRS CRICKET TEAM

On Saturday, 25th October 2014 Coimbatore District Association held its 56th Annual celebrations with the Secretary of Tamil Nadu Cricket Association as Chief Guest. Kaushik Saboo of Class XI Management (who represented our school in the Under 16 category last year and Under 19 category this year) got the best performance award of the year.

JUNIOR SCHOOL STORY TELLING & POEM RECITATION COMPETITION 2014

To sharpen the oratory skills of the junior school students a Story Telling & Poem Recitation Competition was held on 29th October 2014. The audience was transported to an imaginary world by the participants. The results were as follows.

Poem Recitation
1st position - Rohit Harikrishnan – Valmiki House
2nd position – S. Aishwarya – Valmiki House
3rd position – Sushain Garg – Vishwamitra House


Story Telling
1st position – Nitya G. V. – Vashista House
2nd position – S. Netigaa – Valmiki House
3rd position – Shankari Kartihkeyan– Vishwamitra House

ROTOMAZE - II Inter School Quiz

On 25/10/14 (Saturday), Karunya University conducted an inter-school GK quiz competition called "ROTOMAZE- II".  It was done as part of their founder's day celebration. 18 teams from different schools took part in this event.  Two teams from CIRS represented our school.

 Team 1 comprised of  Uday Gosain, Devanshu Bhatt and Kean Fernandes of Std X while team 2 consisted of Jayanth of 11th Science, Kank Fathepuria of IB 1 st year and Adiya Kanti Datta of IB 1st year. 

After a written preliminary written round, 6 teams got qualified to play the finals.  Team 2 from CIRS was one of the 6 finalists. In the finals, our team finished third.  The winners were awarded a cash prize of Rs.500 besides individual trophies and merit certificates.

SUBHASHI WINNERS (OCTOBER 2014)

“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 23rd October 2014.

Name
Class
Preeti Prative V - B
S.Sukesh VI - B
V.Sanjana VI - A
Sridhar Shatrughan VII - C
Sanjay Srinivasan VIII - A
S.Srithiga VIII - B
Palak Agrawal IX - B
Lakshmi Priya I Yr. IB

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.

MATHEMATICS SEMINAR FOR CLASS VI –VIII

Mr R. Prakash and Mr Rakesh Das of the Mathematics Department attended a Seminar for Class VI –VIII. This seminar was conducted by Mrs Revathi Sivasankar of Ratna Sagar Private Limited at Shri B.S.Mohta Sr.Sec.School, Chennai on October 18th 2014. The discussion included topics on innovative methods for teaching mathematics along with teaching techniques for slow learners. Use of multiplication tables in fast calculations, introduction of maths concepts using non mathematical terms and concepts such as fractions, algebraic identities and trigonometric ratios were also discussed.

WORKSHOP ON ENERGY PRODUCTION

On 13th and 14th of October 2014, the students of 8th grade had an experience of becoming engineers and scientists as they performed various hands-on activities on 'energy production from alternate energy sources'

Sri Murugesh, a parent of our school, volunteered to inspire these young minds and was kind enough to conduct this workshop for our students. He had brought activity kits with him from the U.S and the students used these kits to conduct their experiments. Each class spent about 2 hours performing about 4-5 activities, demonstrating these activities in front of the class and also answering the questions posed by Mr. Murugesh.

An awareness about the importance and advantages of invaluable renewable energy sources like wind, water, solar and chemical energy over the burning of the fossil fuel was created.
All the students were so engrossed in building the models and see them working that 2 hours passed in no time. Students were exposed to many new concepts of science like energy, voltage and current and also many devices like voltmeter, ammeter, generator and solar cells. Projects on energy transformation from Solar energy and Wind energy were also done. On the whole the sessions were very exciting, interesting, encouraging and extremely fruitful for the students.

MANAGEMENT WEEK - BUSINESS QUIZ

Management Department celebrated “Management week” from 13th to 18th October 2014. The week was filled with various activities including culture talk by students on the great Arthashastri ‘Chanakya’.

Apart from this, a career talk by Shri Shankar Ramji, Director of Grey Matter Academics (P) Ltd was organized, who guided our senior students towards different career options through Management stream. During the week, videos were shown on topics like innovation, advertisement and sublimation during class hours with discussions on it.

On the final day of Management week, COMQUEST-2014 - an inter school Business Quiz/ Challenge was conducted, where about 20 schools participated with 130 students. There were different exciting rounds checking the Knowledge, Risk taking abilities, Business Strategies and Team work of the participants. It was well received by all. PSG Public School was the overall winner of Comquest 2014.

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

CHINMAYA KHEL MILAN TABLE TENNIS TOURNAMENT

Six of our students participated in the All India Chinmaya Khel Milan Table Tennis Tournament held at Chinmaya Vidyalaya, Hubli, Karnataka from October 8th to 10th. Ashutosh Rajiv Bohra of grade XII emerged as runners in the Under 19 boys category.

ANAND UTSAV 2014

Our school Annual Day, Anand Utsav 2014 started in the afternoon on the 6th of October with the arrival of hundreds of our parents and ended with their departure by 12 O Clock on October 08.
Immediately after the Inaugural function in which the Balamandir students gave a scintillating performance, the VidyaVaibhav (Project cum Exhibition) and Parents Teachers Meet started. Swami Swaroopanandaji graced the occasion with his presence and he visited the Project venues to interact and encourage the participants.

In the VidyaVaibhav, [Class and Department Projects] which showcased the talent of our students, there were thirteen project cum exhibitions comprising 4 class presentations and 9 department projects. Most of the projects were based on the ISA topics and it demonstrated the work done by our students.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 three sports stalls where various games of interest were carried out.

English department worked on the School Magazine ‘Awareness’ with students-editors and 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 Bhakti.
Our school library which had an exhibition cum sale bookstall by Sapna Publications made a huge sale of books.

The CHYK members also could make an extraordinary sale of their products while the Ashram Book Stall installed in the library made profitable sale.
Apart from class and department projects, in order to encourage the budding photographers of our school, a vantage location was provided to keep their photographs on display.
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 06th in the evening, there was a talk by Swami Swaroopanandaji that left the audience mesmerized. On October 7th, the evening program started with the delivery of Annual Report by our Principal Smt. Shanthi Krishnamuthy.A number of awards were then 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 brought out the theme of socio-cultural virtues like patriotism, human relationship, spiritual values, etc. The play with the digital backdrop was ably directed and the student-participants were exquisitely trained by our spiritual Acharya Swami. Anukoolananda with the help a number of our staff members. 

The next day, the 8th of October, the last day of the annual day celebrations saw many of our parents moved to tears in the morning during the Mathru Pithru Pooja in which 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.

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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CIRS RANKS 4TH IN THE COUNTRY

For the past six 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 2014 survey, CIRS has been ranked 1st in Tamil Nadu for the third consecutive year and 4th 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 20th Sep in New Delhi.

 

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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

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 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 Sadivayal. Lord Ganesha, the Lord of five elements immersed himself in one of the elements, water. Thus the Ganesh Utsav completed with a happy note. 

TEACHERS DAY CELEBRATIONS AT CIRS

The CIRS students celebrated Teachers’ Day on 5th September 2014 to express their gratitude to all the teachers and in memory of the great teacher Dr. S. Radhakrishnan, the second President of India. The children organized a special programme in the evening for the teachers. From 3.20-5pm all the teachers were engaged with different games. All teachers had a fun filling session and participated with energy and enthusiasm.  The love that the students of CIRS have for their teachers is beyond the mere expression of words. The students portrayed their gratitude to the teachers by entertaining them with a programme in the form of a play, an amazing dance performance, and finally a touching song. We ended the programmed with blessings of Swami Swaroopanandaji followed by a memorable power point presentation by our dear students.
Children extended their love and gratitude towards the teachers by gifting them a certificate bearing the name of the respective teacher.

 

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.

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GEETA CHANTING COMPETITION 2014

On 31st August 2014, CIRS students participated in the District level Geeta Chanting Competition held at Coimbatore.  The results were as follows:

‘C’ Group
Jyoshita of Class 7C secured the 3rd position.

‘D’ Group
Varsha Subramanian of Class 12 Mgmt secured the 1st position followed by Ashwini Athreya  of Class 8A securing the 2nd position and  Deekshita M of Class 9B and Krishna Nair of Class 12 Science sharing the 3rd position.

DISASTER AWARENESS CAMPAIGN

The NCC cadets and IB 1st year students organized a disaster awareness campaign  on 30th of August in Perumal Kovil Pathi village near Tamara Resort. The programme started with an enthusiastic and energetic dance followed by four different skits which carried an awareness and message for the villagers. All the skits were based on creating awareness on Drunk and drive, Child labour and other general issues where the villagers have been educated.

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.

 

 

GURUJI'S VISIT TO CIRS

The CIRS family was very privileged and blessed to have the Head of Chinmaya Mission, Swami Tejomayananda, in our midst in the month of August.

Our Pujya Guruji took some time from his busy schedule to interact with the teachers and students of each class. During the sessions students and teachers sang a bhajan and some students from classes 5-12 presented the third pancharatna krithi ‘sadhinchane’ to Swami Tejomayanandaji. Pujya Guruji enjoyed the song and he blessed the children. In all the sessions students and teachers clarified the doubts and these were answered by Guruji in his inimitable simplistic style, with everyday instances and experiences as examples.  

We all were in awe of his humility, simplicity and his monumental spiritual knowledge.

UK DELEGATES' VISIT TO CIRS

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 focussed 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.  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.  

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 Flag hoisting ceremony took place and like never before, CIRS had 68 flags signifying 68 years of Independence and success. The main flag in front of the dais was hoisted by Madam Principal and the rest which decorated the perimeter of the field was hoisted by all staff of CIRS. 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 and Swami Anukoolanadaji 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.

The evening was made delightful by our Balmandir Kids, who did a beautiful presentation on showing different cultures of India and also representing Unity in Diversity. All the 10th graders put up a show contrasting the life style of the people of India then ( pre-independent India) and India now( Independent India).Swami Swaroopanadaji honored us by his presence and he addressed us with the message that Gurudev never followed any trend but he used to be his original and independent. The celebrations ended with Aarti and of course the message inspired hundred’s of minds racing to be the change following Mahatma Gandhiji’s quote “ Be the change you wish to see in the world”

SANSKRIT WEEK CELEBRATIONS AT CIRS

Sanskrit week was celebrated at Chinmaya International Residential School from 7th August, 2014 to 13th August, 2014.  A number of activities in Sanskrit were organized for the students during this week. The objective of Sanskrit week celebration was to give an insight to the students about the greatness of this language and also to motivate them to understand and appreciate the cultural heritage of India.
A Talk in the Assembly:
Sanskrit week celebrations began with a talk in the morning assembly on 7th of August, 2014.  Praneeta Tiwari of 9 of grade IX gave the talk in which the greatness and uniqueness of the Sanskrit was emphasized. She reiterated the great role of Sanskrit in setting India’s cultural heritage and wisdom.  


This talk was video graphed and is available in the Youtube link : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j4GNwWqSetw

A Presentation in the morning assembly
On 8th of August, 2014,  a power point presentation was shown to all the students of the school.  The presentation gave a glimpse on how Sanskrit reveals Indian culture and tradition and most importantly how it carries the Vedic knowledge of our country and thus perpetuated it through generations. 
Group Song  Competition:
On 9th of August,  a group song competition was organized  for the students of VII and VIII. Six groups of students rendered songs in Sanskrit  melodiously. 
Sanskrit Quiz
On 10th of August, a Sanskrit quiz was conducted for the students of grade X.   The quiz was based on Sanskrit literature.  Students participated actively in the quiz programme. This was done to provide an opportunity to students to come out, share their  knowledge of Sanskrit and learn it  from each other.  

Competition – Sloka recitation
On 11th of August, the department of languages organized a competition of Sloka recitation for the students of VIII and VII.  This was done with view of strengthening the pronunciation of Sanskrit.  Students recited slokas from Srimad Bhagavad Gita, Mukundamala etc.
Panchatantra Stories- Animated Movie
On 12th of August, Animated Sanskrit movie, which is made based on Panchatantra story, was screened for students of Grade V.  The movie was shown in order to expose our students to the richness of the languages which is used not only for promulgating divine and spiritual knowledge but also for entertaining and enlightening stories. 
Poetry writing Competition  
A  poetry writing competition in Sanskrit was conducted on 12th August, 2014 for Grade IX students in order to encourage  linguistic creativity.  A number of students took part in it enthusiastically and came up with meaningful poems.

CIRS TEACHERS RECEIVE APPRECIATION LETTERS FROM MINISTRY OF HRD

22  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. 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.”

 

IMPORTANT NOTE FOR PARENTS :

Our Pujya Gurudev Swami Chinmayananda’s birth centenary celebrations are going to be held throughout the year 2015-16 from 8th June. The Chinmaya education cell is organising a huge all India Teacher’s conference at CIRS. In view of the same, the summer vacation for the class 11 and 12 CBSE students and the first Year IB students will commence from 16th May 2015 after 9 am. However, the IB II Year students will have their final exams as per the schedule. Parents can make arrangements accordingly.

SEMINAR ON HEALTH & HYGIENE

Personal hygiene is the first step to good health and it is important to know, understand and practice good personal hygiene as early as childhood to ensure a healthy life style.  So on 11th of August the 5th and 6th graders had a session on Personal health and Hygiene. The session was conducted by Mrs. Rajeshwari and Mrs. Bhuvaneswari.
The points highlighted were on  hand washing techniques, oral care, and bathing.  A video on personal hygiene and health was also shown to the children.

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.

After dinner the staff and faculty members presented an amazing program for their sisters to express their respect, love and concern towards them.

GURUDEV'S ARADHANA DAY

3rd August 2014 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. Many bhajans were sung by a group of students and a special aarti was performed.

STUDENTS' COUNCIL 2014 - 2015

The following students have been selected as the Students' Council Members for the Academic Year 2014 - 2015. Click here to view the gallery.

Position
Boy
Girl
Student Dean

Aditya Kanti Datta

Vennela Siri Medapati

Literary & Cultural  Secretary

Sr

Harsh  A. Jain

R. Lakshmi Priya

Jr

Shreyans  Ranjalkar

Deekshita Muthukumar

Sports Secretary
Sr

Manaswi  Kieran Akula

S. Sanjna

Jr

Alark Dhaval  Thakkar

Rithvika  R.  Murugaiyan
Valmiki House
Sr

Mudit Sameer Bhartia

K .P. Shrinidhi

Jr

Vignesh  Harikrishnan

Lakshmi  Annamalai

Vasishta House
Sr

Anirudh  Ravi  Jithendra

Shreeya  Mishra

Jr

Shravan  Yogeeshwara

Ramya  Chitturi

Vishwamitra House
Sr

Ayush Ranjan

Kusum  Jindal
Jr

Parth Mohatta   

Khushi  D. Minawala 

Vyasa House
Sr

Kaushik Saboo

Anuja  Jayesh  Dedhia

Jr

Jeshil Sadaria

Sejal Bahl

LOSA COMPETITONS AT MADURAI

36 students from classes 5-12 participated in a state level cultural and literary competition conducted by the Lakshmi Old Students' Association in TVS Matriculation Higher Secondary School, Madurai from August 2nd to August 3rd, 2014. Our students participated in group  events like Anthakashari, Fusion dance, Group enactment, Ad-Act,  and a number of individual events.  The students  won 30  prizes in various categories.

 

 

EDUCATIONAL TOURS

The students of grade V and VI have gone for an educational tour to the Gods Own Country, Kerala from 20th of July till 24th of July. Cochin, which ranks first in the total number of international and domestic tourist arrivals in Kerala and Wayanad which is also praised as,  'The Land of Paddy Fields' and exclusively known for its adventure tourism. We were so fortunate to visit such eye-catching spots. In Cochin, they visited Synagogue (Jews’ worshipping place) and Dutch palace in boat cruise. ‘The Wonderla’ was the most awesome time spent place and Chinmaya International Foundation where they had a Spiritual tapping. In Wayanad they visited Banasura Dam – the world’s deepest natural dam and Edakkal Caves. Thus the trip provided the children both recreation and education. They reached back safely to CIRS at 1.30 on 25th of July.

The students of grade 7 visited Kanyakumari, Trivandrum and Cochin. In kanyakumari they have visited kumari Amman temple, Vivekananada Rock memorial, Thiruvalluvar statue, Sunset point, Susheendram temple. In Trivandrum they got an opportunity to visit Padmanabaswamy temple, Kuthiramalika palace/Museum, Priyadarshini Planetarium, Trivandrum zoo, Sree Chitra Art Gallery and in Cochin they had an amazing time in Wonderla, Lulu mall, Dutch palace and Chinmaya International Foundation.

There was lot of learning and fun throughout the trip. Children were exposed to the ancient art and architecture in the palace and museum. They admired at the glory of the great saint Swami Vivekananda and his works. They enjoyed the cultural show (Mohiniattam and Kadhakali) in the hotel. The art works of Raja Ravi Varma were enjoyable. They were introduced to many art forms such as Mural paintings. They enjoyed the planetarium going through all the exhibits in all the disciplines such as Physics, Mathematics Engineering, and Space etc. In the Zoo, a complete awareness about the biodiversity found in the Indian subcontinent was experienced. They had lot of adventures in the Wonderla theme park.

94 students of grade 8 had a golden opportunity of visiting Delhi, Sidhbari and McLeodganj. They visited historical sites like National Museum, War memorial, Kangra Museum and Humayun’s tomb. They were all blessed to visit divine places such as Sidhbari ashram, Dalai Lama temple. Children were exposed to the ancient art and culture in the temple and museum.
They had a special aarti near Gurudevs Samadhi followed by a discourse by Swami Subhodanadaji. They also had a great opportunity to visit Pujya Gurudev’s Kutiya. Visit to CORD has created an awareness of their work and all the students were happy and felt proud to be a part of this great organization.

All the children were enchanted by the beauty of Dal Lake. In Dalai Lama temple they understood the Tibetan culture. The tour was indeed a blessed and enjoyable one and this tour will always be cherished in their memories.

 

SITARA WINS NATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY CONTEST

The DJ Memorial photography contest organised by Lakshmi Machine Works was held on 30th July 2014. The theme was "Nature, Bird and Landscape". Out of the 3,150 contestants from across the country Sitara's stunning photograph of "Five owlets perched on a tree" caught the judges' eyes. She was awarded the third prize which included a cash prize of Rs 1.5 lakh and a certificate.

HINDI DEBATE 2014

On 30 / 07 / 14, Wednesday a debate competition in Hindi on the topic ‘ WESTERN CULTURE IS HARMING INDIAN CULTURE’ was conducted for seniors by the Department of Languages in MPH at 6.45 pm. The Debate was preceded by Aarthy and it started exactly at 7.10 pm. Two participants from each house took part in the competition. Each participant was given a maximum of 4 minutes to present their argument.

Uday Gosain and Anand Natarajan from Valmiki House, Dipti Sarawgi and Radhika Rawat from  Vasishta House, Bhumika Lath and Utkarsh Gupta from Vishwamitra House and Adarsh Agarwal and Saharsh Poddar from Vyasa House took part in the competition.

At the end of presentation made by all the participants, impromptu participation was called for in which a few students and two staff members, Mr. Diwakar and Mrs. Roopa Gosain shared their views.

The following students were announced as winners for their best performances.

For
Against
Name
Position
Name
Position
Uday Gosain
1
Utkarsh Gupts
1
Bhumka Lath
2
Radhhika Rawat
2
Dipti Sarawgi
3
Saharsh Poddar
3
Adarsh Agarwal
Consolation
Anand Natarajan
Consolation

Deepakshi and Prasun, both from class X, made the whole programme lively and entertaining with their apt and moving introduction and comments.

CBSE - SHOOBH PHOTOGRAPHY CONTEST - 2014

Following ten students of our school took part in the CBSE – SHOOBH Photography contest 2014 in different categories. Their photographs on the topic ‘JOY’ were mailed on 30 / 07 / 14 to the given e-mail id as per the instruction in the CBSE notification.

In the category VI- VIII, the following students took part.                      
Maanit Patel  -  VII A
Madhav Kaliyash – VIII A
Sitara  -  VI B

In the category IX -X
Adithya – X
Sejal - IX

In the category XI - XII
Gayathri  -  XII Science
Kiran -  XII Science
Sanjeev  -  XII Science
Taruna  -  XII Science
Ayush Anand   - XI Science

Human welfare, through creative self-expression, is the underlying philosophy of the contest. The mode of expression used in this contest in Photography.

SHRIYA ATMAKURI WINS INSPIRE AWARD

Shriya Atmakuri has qualified for  the Award of Scholarship for Higher Educaiton (SHE) under innovation in Science Pursuit for Inspire Research (INSPIRE) by virtue of performance within top 1% of the Senior School Certificate Examination conducted by CBSE in March / April 2014. CIRS is proud of her achievement!

TAMIL NADU INTER DISTRICT HOCKEY  TOURNAMENT

Some of our students namely- Harsh  A Jain, Ananth Gurusamy, Anirudh Ravi Jithendra and Shravan V of the Under 16 Category represented CIRS in the Tamil Nadu Inter District Hockey Tournament Selection Trials which was held in the month of April 2014 at Sachidanandha Jothi Niketan International Residential School, Mettupalayam. Among them Anirudh Ravi Jithendra and Shravan V got selected and participated in the district level tournament which was held in the month of May 2014 at Vellore.

SENIOR SCIENCE QUIZ

The Senior Science Quiz was conducted for class 11 & 12 students on the 24th of July, 2014. There were three rounds, the General Round, the Activity round and the Buzzer Round.

The highlight of the quiz was the activity round, where science demonstrations were performed by the teachers which was shown live to the audience via a web-cam. The Buzzer round was challenging as the questions asked required the participants to think out-of-the-box.

After a challenging neck-to-neck competition, Valmiki House emerged as the winner, followed by the Vishwamitra house and Vyasa close behind in the third position.

All the participants and the audience enjoyed the quiz.

Valmiki - Ayush Anand  (12 Science), Prit Bhavesh Chovatiya (12 Science), Mudit Sameer Bhartia (11 Science), Yashvi Gupta  (11 Science).

Vishwamitra - Ariharan. N (12 Science), Akshay Krishna (2nd IB), Suyash Roy (11 Science), Ayush Ranjan (1st IB).

TABLE TENNIS TOURNAMENT RESULTS

Our students participated in the 37th Coimbatore Sahodaya CBSE Schools Table Tennis Tournament held at Soundaraj Vidhyalaya School, Dindigul on 18th and 19th July 2014. The results are as follows:

Under 14 Boys
Singles : Milind Kumar Agarwala - Third position

Under 16 Boys
Doubles: Rohit Ganapati Shenvi Ghode &Suyash Roy – Runners-up

Under 19 Boys
Singles : Ashutosh Rajiv Bohra - Third position
Doubles: Prit Bhavesh Chovatiya & Ashutosh Rajiv Bohra – Runners-up

MATHEMATICS WEEK CELEBRATIONS
The Mathematics Week was held from 7th July to 12th July

Demonstration Workshop on Monday & Tuesday
Activity based learning workshop “You Create” was conducted for the Junior School and Senior School by Mr. Suryakumar from LADDER Education, Chennai, on Monday and Tuesday.

The Mathematics Quiz was conducted by the Vyasa House in the Assembly on Tuesday.

As part of the week celebrations Ashwini of Class 8A gave her student talk on Mathematics during the morning assembly on Thursday.

Mrs. Subha Rani and Mr. Ganesh gave the teacher talk on Mathematics in the Junior and Senior assembly respectively.

“Math Run” on Wednesday & Thursday
The Mathematics Department conducted a fun filled ‘Math Run’ puzzles and games which was   enjoyed thoroughly by all juniors as well as seniors. It was in the form of an inter house competition for the junior category and the senior category. The results were as follows:

Junior Category                                                              

Position

House

Points

I

Vishwamitra

986

II

Valmiki

893

III

Vasishtha

848

IV

Vyasa

824

 

Senior Category

Position House Points
I Vishwamitra 1108
II Vyasa 1060
III Vasishtha 1053
IV Valmiki 984




 

 

Demonstration workshop on Friday

A demonstration workshop on “Creativity and Memory” was conducted for the Junior school as well as Senior school by Dr. Kalai Chezhian from Kavanagam - an art of memory, Chennai.

MUSIC CONCERT 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. On 21st July, was CIRS’s chance to be blessed with and appalled by the performance of Pandit Partho Sarathi and Mr. Ashish Paul, who are a part of SPICMACAY organization. In order to educate as well as entertain us, our school organized a concert by Pandit Partho Sarathi and Mr. Ashish Paul. This program started off with a lot of valuable information about, SPICMACAY’s inception, purpose and achievements.  Then, we had Pandit Partho Sarathi and Mr. Ashish Paul enlighten the audience about the beauty of music and its significance in Indian culture. They also told the audience how one can enjoy this music and how they must synchronize with it. This was just the beginning of a mind-blowing performance! The programme started with the artists playing first meditation and the raga called Saraswathi ending with druth jhaala. This was followed by dhun. The spectators were completely convinced of the greatness of Indian classical music after hearing the melodies on Tabla and Sarod. After this, there was a question answer session where worthy questions were asked and convincing answers were given. It was a prolific and entertaining program with a lot of knowledge imparted to the spellbound audience. 

CROSS COUNTRY RACE

The results (first 20 positions) of the Cross Country Race held on 14 July 2014 are as follows:

Junior Boys (3 km)

Tarun, Sudharshan, Sai  Prem, Murugan, Deepansh, Abinav, Guhan, Mithilesh, Mann, Bhahulya, Sahaj, Anirudh, Karan, Pranav, Agasthya, Gowtham, Prakar, Harsh, Anish and Siddanth.

Junior Girls (3 km)

Sadhana, Palak, Indirani, Jhanvi, Padmashree, Kavya.G, Saasha, Dhruvi, Riti, Kaviyaa Suresh, Ami, Tanmayee, Shreenitha, Anjole, Shreyah Poornan, Harshita, Kovarthana, Pranathy, Sitara and Mehak.

Senior Boys (5 km)

Bharath Narayanan, Parikshet, Parth, Anant D, Ayush Patel, Govind, Ayush Panchamiya, Utkarsh, Praneet, Anand Guru, Hari, Alark, Vishwak, Arjun E, Ayush Ranjan, Haswanth, Manaswi, Shravan, Mahen and Harsh Jain.

Senior Girls (3 km)

Aparna, Lakshmi  Priya, Jiya, Anaga, Brinda, Vasika, Amrutha, Anjani, Srishti, Krishna Priya, Kavya Kumar, Deekshita, Aarshi, Keerthana, Akshaya, Niranjana, Apoorva, Ramya D, Sagarika and Jothi.

4th INTERNATIONAL ENGLISH OLYMPIAD
In the month of January Science Olympiad Foundation conducted 4th International English Olympiad. Three of our students have secured State Level Prizes.

Master M. Roshen Prathyug of Class IX and Master Shyam Mohan of Class XI have achieved State Rank 14 in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry Zone. Their award includes Merit Certificate, DVD IEO – Land@People and annual subscription to BBC Knowledge magazine.

Ms Shriya Atmakuri of Class XII has achieved the first place in the state. Her award includes Merit Certificate, IEO Gold Medal, Cheque for Rs 5000, DVD IEO – Land@People and annual subscription to BBC Knowledge magazine.

ENGLISH WEEK CELEBRATIONS

The English week was held from 14th to 19th July. The features of the English week were as follows:

ENGLISH QUIZ

The English Quiz was conducted on 15-07-14 for Juniors and on 16-07-14 for Seniors to foster the enquiring spirit of the students.

JUNIOR ENGLISH QUIZ

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

Vyasa
Vishwamitra
Name
Class
Name
Class
Ashwini Sridar Athreya
8A
K V Kovarthana
8A
Shreyah P
8C
Madhav Kalliath
6A
Aryan K
7A
Rithu L R
7A
S Neha
6B
Surtaringini Devi
6B

SENIOR ENGLISH QUIZ

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

Valmiki
Vishwamitra
Name
Class
Name
Class
M. Rhoshen Prathyug
10C
Mohandas S G
IB II
Sambhavi M
10B
R Lakshmi Priya
IB I
Saravanan P
IB II
Arun Anantha Narayanan
12 Mgt
Shyam Mohan
12 Mgt
Kundoor Roshan Menon
10A

DEBATE FOR SENIORS

An inter-house English debate was held on 17th July 2014 for seniors and super seniors. The topic for seniors was “RESIDENTIAL SCHOOL ALONE CAN CRAFT YOUR CHARACTER”.  And for super seniors the topic was “IN TODAY'S WORLD CITIZENS MUST HAVE THE RIGHT TO PRIVACY”. 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
Aayush P & Shreyansh R
1
Pramita
1
Sanish Kumar
2
Lakshmi Annamalai
2

Super Senior Category (Classes 11 & 12)

For
Against
Name
Position
Name
Position
Varsha Subramanian
1
Garimella Mahati & Vennela Siri Medapati
1
Arun Sriram
2
Akshay K
2

HALF A MINUTE SPEECH

The English Department conducted the "Half a Minute" speech on 18-07-2014. Sarvesh Mathiyazhagan (IB 2nd Yr) bagged the first prize and the second place went to Ayush Anand (12 Science).

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.

SEMINAR ON “Shape your Destiny” and “Study Skills for Success”

Students of classes IX and X had a session on “Shape your Destiny” by Mr Deren, a CHYK member from Australia. The main purpose of this seminar was to guide the students to choose their career wisely. Mr. Deren also spoke on how to discover their hidden talents.

Students went through a journey where they were kept active and entertained throughout with different activities. Mr. Deren also mentioned in his talk that nothing should disturb their passion and goal and when one’s dream comes true he feels that his life has become a meaningful journey.

Students of Classes XI, XII and IB had a session on “Study Skills for Success”. The main purpose of this session was to introduce the effective study methods for a successful student life and how to manage and plan time for different activities.

The session included a presentation and many fun filled activities on memory and time management. He also quoted his life as an example which proved to be very effective. The students thoroughly enjoyed the humor filled session and it has been an eye opener for all of them.

CELEBRATING THE JOY OF HAVING A GURU

CIRS celebrated Guru Poornima on 11th evening and 12th July 2014. The evening began with a wonderful dance drama on “world without spiritual teachers”.

The following day all the students and teachers assembled at the MPH at 8 am. The outgoing student council performed a pooja which consisted of offering prayer and showing gratitude to Veda Vyasaji and the whole guru parampara. An inspiring and thought provoking speech by Pujya Swami Swaroopanandaji followed the pooja. 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 the 11th graders from each house put up a 5-minute show about the sage after whom their house was named. The former student dean of CIRS and the founder of the group “You Speak India”, Anirudh Belle inspired the audience by speaking about the potential young people have and all that could be done for the world to make a difference. This was followed by Swapnam Kajaria's speech,former Vishwamithra house captain and a lawyer by education. He spoke about his experiences at CIRS and the value of such a school. The evening ended with an inspiring speech by Pujya Swami Swaroopanandaji.

BIRD WATCHING CLUB – Spot a sparrow!

A club named “bird watching” has been included as part of the hobby classes. This club was initiated by Mrs. Gayathri and Mrs. Padmavathy from the Science Department. This hobby has been introduced with the vision of creating a sense of awareness among today’s youth on the conservation of natural resources.

On Wednesday, 9th of July, 2014 Mr. Anand an Ornithologist from Pothanur addressed the students regarding the conservation of birds especially sparrows as they are endangered. Mr. Anand is working as a journalist in the Indian Express and is an independent documentary film maker too.

He explained the different ways to attract birds and build nests as sparrows are the only birds which are dependent on human beings. He also mentioned that there is an urgent need to increase the population of the sparrows.

The session was inspiring and the club hopes to grow in the upcoming years with the intention to conserve our natural resources.

First Lego League International Championship Canada – 2014 for Robotics

Maharshi Malani of Class IX C participated in the First Lego League International Championship Canada – 2014 For Robotics held in Canada in the month of June-2014 on behalf of India. The team was awarded for their unique efforts and performance.


KODAIKANAL TRIP

Summer vacations!!! The very sound of it is so relaxing. So why were the teachers of CIRS so happy to return from the break? Because a more wonderful break awaited them at the quiet and cool climes of KODAIKANAL.

The two day trip started in the wee hours of 25th June, even before the sun came up and reached Kodaikanal at lunchtime. After a relaxing and a sumptuous lunch all the teachers gathered for an activity that had them tailoring their garments and walking the ramp to advertise them. And would you believe it - all these were made from newspaper!! It was wonderful to see all the teachers come out of their comfort zones and pitch in to help each other.

In the evening a trek was organised and after many moments of silence by the riverside followed by Bhajans at the ashram it was time for another mouth watering spread at dinner.

The next day began with meditation and a spiritual talk followed by an activity that had all the department members working out their strategies to bring Gurudev's vision to fulfilment. This was followed by a site seeing tour boat rides on the lake and shopping.

The teachers returned to campus rejuvenated, invigorated and enthused to carry our Gurudev's vision in and through their actions in school and in their life!

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. This was followed by a presentation on Guruji which was truly a treat to the eyes. Swami Swaroopanandaji spoke about the greatness of Swami Tejomayanandaji and motivated the students to think big like Guruji.

There was a special aarti in the evening where the choir of the school sang compositions of Guruji.  Some students shared about their wonderful experiences with Guruji. Dhanya a CHYK member, who had come from Australia to attend the camp, too shared her memorable experiences with Guruji. 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.


CIRS EXCELS IN 12TH STANDARD BOARD RESULTS

The class XII students of CIRS have made their alma mater proud with their excellent performance in the recently concluded CBSE Board examinations. 

Science Stream:

No of Students Appeared:   21

No Of students Passed:  21
No Of students who secured above 90%:  7
No of students who secured 75-90%  :   11
No Of Students Who Secured 60-75%  :    3
Average marks: 85%

Topper name and percentage:  Kum Shriya Atmakuri 97%

Management Stream:

No of Students Appeared:  25
No Of students Passed: 25
No Of students who secured above 90%: 22
No of students who secured 75-90%  :  3
Average marks: 92.8 %

Topper name and percentage:  Master Akash Kedia : 96.6%




CIRS EXCELS IN 10TH STANDARD BOARD RESULTS

The students of CIRS have done exceptionally well in the recently concluded 10th standard board examinations. The salient features are as follows:

Number of students appeared :80
Number of students passed :80(100%)
Number of students who have secured grade point 10: 21 students
Number of students who have secured grade points between 9 and 10:  36 students
Number of students who have secured grade points between 8 and 9 : 18 students
Number of students who have secured grade points between 7 and 8:  5 students

School average: grade point 9

REPORT ON THE ALUMNI MEET 2014

On the 17th and 18th of May, 2014, CIRS invited the Alumni for an Alumni Meet for celebrating the 18th year of CIRS.

Seventy alumni from 1996 onwards till 2012 participated enthusiastically in this meet.

The school had organized variety of events for them. There was an inspiring session by Swamini Vimalanandaji, a welcome address by our Principal Smt. Shanti Krishnamurthy and a session on “CIRS Then, CIRS Now, by our Headmisterss Smt. Jaya Ravisankar. The Icebreaking session was guided by Swami Anukoolnanadaji.

Beside this, we also had various sports events between the present students and the alumni. There were also reflective and entertaining sessions like ‘Time with Oneself’, ‘Musical Night’, ‘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 for 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 moment for the alumni was the Gurudev’s Paduka Puja. They were overwhelmed and touched by the feeling of Gratitude.

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.   

 

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 glories, a 5-D theatre simulation of the concept of liberation and an evening cultural program of music and dance marked the day long celebrations.

Chinmaya Nama Mahima was the theme of this year's Gurudev's Yatra. Gurudev's 108 names were divided into 12 stations. Volunteer groups of teachers and students at each station from Classes 12, 11 and 10, prepared skits, narratives and activities in order to explain various names 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.

The afternoon saw a unique experience unfold for children. They were exposed to a video of the universe that included sense simulation through actual water sprays, snow sprays,  fragrances, confetti and flowers.

The celebrations ended with an evening program of dance and bhajans on the theme of Guru and Gurudev.

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.”

CIRS ELECTION RESULTS

As per the result of the general elections held on 29th April 2014, the following students have been elected as class representatives for the Academic Year 2014 - 2015.

5 A - Raswanth Barath, Harini Siva
5 B - Arnav Alok Ghurde, Rishitha Kota
6 A - Sathvika J, Mrugesh Sandip Thakor
6 B - Vaishnav G B, Sitara Karthikeyan
7 A - Aryan Kalaria, Dhruvi  Hiren Parekh
7 B - Anirudh P.K, Mutharasan Shreenidhi
7 C - Sideesh G, Aishwarya  S
8 A - Arjun Shriran, Dhruvi Vinod Patel
8 B - Prithvi  C.G, Medhanshi Mandawewala
8 C - Ajay Shiv J.P, Shreyah Pooranan
8 D - Shubham Saraogi, Dakshita Sangani
9 A - Koushik Karan, Amrutha
9 B - Pragadeeshwaran S, Sasikala Nair
9 C - Pulkit Choudhary, Lakshmi Annamalai
10 A - Adarsh Agrawal, Gunjan Agarwal
10 B - Ragavendra K, Jhanvi Punjabi
10 C - Anand Natarajan, Aishwarya Tharoor
10 D - Prathik Lunked, Yamini Potluri
11 Sc- Pranav Madhu, Soumya Panicker
11 Mgmt - Harsh Jain, Bhumika Lath
IB 1st Yr - Aditya Kanti Datta, Vennela Siri Medapati
12 Sc - Manish Chinmay, Bharathi Nimmanapalli
12 Mgmt - Athul Binesh, Urvi Gupta
IB 2nd Yr - Harsha Rao Pappu , Sarika Ashish Kale

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.

VISUAL ARTS EXHIBITION 2014

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 Ronika Thakkar and Dhruva Jyothi of 2012-2014 batch had put up an exhibition. Ronika’s works circled around the theme of human emotions and landscapes. Dhruva’s theme highlighted the relations and conflicts between man and nature. They elaborately explained the ways in which they had employed their artistic inspirations and the fundamentals of art in their work to the visitors.

RADHIKALAYA TALENT SHOW

On Wednesday, April 30th 2014, the Amphitheatre was brimming with life with the Radhikalaya girls. Girls of Grade 10, 11, 12 came together to put up a grand show. There were a variety of talents displayed such as singing (solo and group), poem recitation, dancing, skit, instrumental music, dance drama and a special song sung by Grade 11 students which was written and composed by Aparnaa (11 Mgmt). The audience was also entertained by our young wizard Bharati’s magic show. Lakshmi’s exquisite photographs, hair stylists displaying their creative styles, young aspiring artists displaying their paintings ranging from oil paintings to pencil sketches, fashion designs were a treat to the eyes. All these people together made the night a night to remember.


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.

CIRS GENERAL ELECTIONS - APRIL  2014  

Election is the pulse of a democratic set up.  It is the gateway to acquire the legitimacy of power. To make the students experience the taste of democracy with a hands-on activity, elections are held in CIRS every year to choose the class representatives.

Objectives for holding general elections @ CIRS

  1. To cherish the democratic traditions of our motherland.
  2. To have a first-hand experience of ‘democracy’ in a micro level.
  3. To imbibe the essential ingredients of being a ‘leader’.

On 29/4/14, during the morning assembly, Shri.K.S.Diwakar, HOD, Dept of Social Science/s briefed the students on the manner in which the election process would be unfolded.

Elections took place on 30/4/14. The student community as a whole utilized the campaigning time in a productive manner. The campaigning was monitored by a team constituted by the election commission of CIRS and it comprised of the Principal and the Headmistress. This time NCC cadets of std IX were deployed to ensure smooth conduct of election.  They were assigned with the task of carrying ballot boxes to all the constituencies (classes).  They also brought the ballot boxes from the polling booths to the counting centre.

Students of the Junior and Senior school participated in the election with a great deal of enthusiasm. The speeches made by the students during the campaigning reflected their positive mind-set, managerial abilities and their grasp on the prevailing conditions in each class which happens to be the battle ground or constituency.

After the polling, the ballot boxes were brought to the Maths Lab where the counting of votes took place. Counting of votes of done by class teachers and assisting class teachers.  On the whole, the entire democratic exercise was to reinforce the concept of education in citizenship and civic consciousness which are an integral part of the CVP.

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KESHAVALAYA TALENT SHOW

On 29th April'14 Children from Keshavalaya (9th and 10th) graders put up a Talent show in the Amphitheater in the evening from 8:45 till 9:30pm. Children sang songs, played Instruments, displayed Comedy, Yoga, Gymnastics, played the role of an Actor etc.  It was  a great experience
for all of us to see the wonderful talents our children have.

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 25th & 26th April ’14. 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 Winning Team
Sub Junior Boys Vasistha Dev Kalaria (c), Shrijan, Madhav, Yash, Suryan, Shivansh
Junior Boys Vasistha Kanav Gupta (c), Gowtham, Prithvi, Sidhant, Mohit, Nehul
Senior Boys Vishwamitra Kean (c), Vishwak, Praneet, Alark, Ragavendra, Kaushik
Super Senior Boys Vishwamitra Herschvardhan (c), Manaswi, Mahinder, Ayush Ranjan, Mohan Das, Shantanu
Junior Girls Vishwamitra Anjole (c), Pranathy, Ishika, Kovarthana, Srithiga
Senior Girls Vishwamitra Sanjana (c), Jhanvi, Vittika, Ackshita, Kusum

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SEVA DANCE AT ASHRAM

On 27 April 2014, Sunday @ 7pm, some of our children from 5th & 6th Grade performed a dance on the theme 'Love, Care and Serve the Nature' at the Chinmaya Gardens. We started from the campus at 6.50 and came back by 7.30. Total 11 girls were there in the dance. It was the part of Seva Camp Conducted by Swamini Vimalananda for the Chinmaya Vidyalaya students of Vadavalli, Coimbatore. The program starts with the narration of the dance and they performed it very beautifully. Every one liked and appreciated their performance. They have been awarded with a story book on Gurudev. The participants felt very confident by performing outside our campus.

SEVA WEEK CELEBRATIONS

CIRS celebrated Seva Week from 21st April to 26th of April 2014. Entire school from class 5 to class 12 were the part of this celebration.

Classes 5 and 6 were involved in making of book marks for our school library and they also went all around cleaning the campus. The best part was the mind blowing cultural show on 25th April 2014, at Amphi Theatre after their dinner.

They prepared eye catching invitation cards and invited Poojya Swami Anukoolanandaji, Madam Principal, Madam Headmistress, teachers and all junior school students. 
Through a skit, a group song, a group dance and a solo song they took the audience to THE WORLD OF SEVA. Through their skit they demonstrated ‘how our ancestors played the role of sevaks’, through the dance, they showcased ‘how even the nature is being generous enough in serving the mankind’, through the songs, they thanked the Lord Almighty for providing them the blessings in abundance.

In short, they created the awareness that SERVICE TO MANKIND IS SERVICE TO GOD – which is the essence of all the major religions in the World.

Classes 7 and 8 were equally involved in undertaking various Seva activities.

If a question is asked,”O! Mother Nature, how can we serve you?” Probably the answer might be,”Reuse, Recycle and Reduce”. Our children got an opportunity to make paper bags which would be given away to different departments of CIRS and shop keepers.

If we ask ‘O! Grandparents, what can we do for you?” They may say, “Can you spend some time with us?”Our children were delighted and inspired to interview the senior citizens of our Chinmaya Gardens Ashram.

Becoming aware makes one care about our surroundings. Children enjoyed viewing various video clippings on issues of cleanliness and hygiene and expressed their views about them.
Attitude of sharing expands our vision. Children generously donated and collected clothes and stationeries from members of CIRS family, sorted them out neatly and sent them to a NGO,’Udavum Karangal’.

Now the most interesting part. They were so very excited and enthusiastic about serving the juniors in the dinning hall. Students yearned to get this unique opportunity of service. Due to too much of eagerness from their side, this activity is going to get extended giving opportunity to many more of them.

Our classes 9 and 10 were not behind, on 24/4/14, a group of 30 students comprising of std IX and X were taken to Udavum Karangal which is situated in the outskirts of the city. They were accompanied by Shri. Diwkakar, Shri.Parthiban,Smt.Mythili Prasad and Smt.Sujatha The main aim of this visit was to expose the students to a world where the less privileged people battle out the odds of their lives.  Our students sang two songs and performed two dances.  The inmates responded to the program by expressing their enthusiasm in the form of clapping. In the end, they too entertained us with songs and jokes.  Cloth materials which was collected from the students and teaching community was handed over to them. In addition to this, we also handed over the financial contribution collected from the teachers. On the whole the trip was an eye-opener.

In a stone's throw from Udavum karangal lies Gaushala where cows and buffaloes are maintained. These cows are rescued from slaughter houses.  These cows are fed with the help of a fund which is generated by the Jain society members in the city.

They were engaged in the task of making book-marks.  These students threw their heart and soul for the work and the book-marks which they have made contains slogans on the need to promote seva attitude.  This work was planned and monitored by Smt.Jayanthi Shankar and Kum.Gita Rani.

Classes 11 and 12 were involved in making of Quiz on various personalities who rendered service to the society. This quiz was conducted by them in the assembly for the entire school. They were extremely enthusiastic while cleaning the CIRS campus.

The whole week went in serving oneself by serving others. Truly fulfilling and a meaningful experience.

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DRAMATICS CLUB

The CIRS Dramatics Club presented a  Hansel and Gretel a play in one act, at the Amphitheatre on 24th April 2014. With the storyline of Hansel and Gretel the play presented humour and laughter through witty dialogues and hilarious characters. The music, backdrop and the 'professionalism' of the amateur theatre had the audience in splits. Miss Daisy Demeanour, The Wicked Witch and the truant officer Willy stole the show with their enthralling performances while the Fairies, the stepfather, stepmother and Hansel and Gretel lent magic to the Woodland Wild and made the play come alive. All in all it was indeed a spectacular performance and a well spent evening, under the stars, for the senior school, the esteemed audience. The presence of the Principal, the Headmistress and Swami Anukoolanandaji added to the glitz of the evening.

INTERNATIONAL ENGLISH OLYMPIAD

Science Olympiad Foundation conducted the International English Language Olympiad last November for students of classes 1 to 12. The following students secured silver, bronze and gold from each class.

Class
Name
Position
Medal
4
Khushi Amruth
1
Gold
5
Surtaringini Devi
1
Gold
Rishikesh Venkat
2
Silver
Mayank Chowdhary
3
Bronze
6
Sushain Garg
1
Gold
Aryan M Kalaria
2
Silver
Maanit Chovatiya
3
Bronze
7
T Abishek
1
Gold
Ishan Ketan Dhruv
2
Silver
Jai Ratish balan
3
Bronze
8
Sneha Kirubanand
1
Gold
S Pragadeeshwaran
2
Silver
Minawala Khushi
3
Bronze
9
M Roshen Prathyug
1
Gold
Snehaa S
2
Silver
Kundoor Roshen Menon
3
Bronze
10
Vikram Raghavendra Rao
1
Gold
Suyash Roy
2
Silver
Sagar Shah
3
Bronze
11
Shyam Mohan
1
Gold
Ayush Anand
2
Silver
Taruna Haresh Jagtiani
3
Bronze
12
Shriya Atmakuri
1
Gold
Akash Kedia
2
Silver
Sarat Mitra Nanda
3
Bronze

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.

VISIT TO ‘UDAVUM KARANGAL’ AND ‘GOSHALA’ - SEVA WEEK

On, 25 April 2014, Wednesday, a few of class IX and X students visited two charity establishments as a part of Seva week activity. The students were accompanied by teachers. The first charity center takes care of mentally challenged people and it is a rehabilitation center for them. It has been serving the society for many years and has several centers across Tamil Nadu. The other charity establishment is a “Cow shed” which houses more than thousand cows rescued while being taken to the slaughter houses. The cows are sheltered in convenient sheds and nourishing food is giving. The visit to these Charity Establishments created strong awareness amongst our students and they imbibed the quality of compassion and care which has to be given not only to under privileged human beings but also to helpless animals. We also made reasonable amount of contributions to both the establishments.

SEVA WEEK CULTURAL PROGRAMME

In connection with Seva Week Celebrations, class five and six students presented a mind blowing cultural show on 25th April 2014, at Amphi Theatre after their dinner.

They prepared eye catching invitation cards and invited Poojya Swami Swaroopanandaji, Madam Prinicipal, Madam Headmistress, teachers and all junior school students. 

Through a skit, a group song, a group dance and a solo song they took the audience to THE WORLD OF SEVA. Through their skit they demonstrated ‘how our ancestors played the role of sevaks’, through the dance, they showcased ‘how even the nature is being generous enough in serving the mankind’, through the songs, they thanked the Lord Almighty for providing them the blessings in abundance.

In short, they created the awareness that SERVICE TO MANKIND IS SERVICE TO GOD – which is the essence of all the major religions in the World.

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 Friday 18 / 04 / 2014 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 2014 – 15.

Class 6 - Prachi, Yanvi, Ishika, Shivani, Y, Rohan, Srijan, Prakhar, Dev, Sanjeevan, Vidhi, Nithin  

Class 7 - Amrusha Sai, Aishwarya, Siddarth, AnvithRishie, Divina, Shravan

Class 8 - Rohith, Mahak, Arish, Mahika

KRISHNALAYA TALENT SHOW

On  20th April’14,  the  Krishnalaya students (boys of Classes VII B, VII C & VIII)  presented a ‘Talent Show’  at the Amphitheatre after dinner.  Following was the program:

Solo song
Group song
Skit
Instrumental Music
Bhahulia (solo music on keyboard)
Concept Story Questioning
Rubic Cube
Poem Recital
Splash Painting
Dialogue Mimicking
Dance

Back stage arrangements, background music and Computer technology were all managed by the students of Krishnalaya.

GOPIKALAYA TALENT SHOW

A ‘Talent show’ was organised for the students of Gopikalaya dorm on the 18th of April 2014.  All the girls participated enthusiastically. They dazzled the stage with their performances.

The evening began with Ganesh Vandana - a group dance performance.  Srithiga (grade 8) and Samriddhi (grade 7) were the emcees of the show. Dhruvi (grade 7) danced to the Hip Hop beats. Devika (grade 8) mesmerised the audience with her graceful dance performance. S Aishwarya (grade 7) rendered a beautiful song in her melodious voice, Kriti & Jahanavi (grade 8) presented an amazing dance with the Hoola hoop, Srinitha (grade 7) displayed her origami talent and Mehek (grade8)  solved the rubic cube within one minute and 8 seconds. It was a good opportunity for our young budding artists to showcase their talents.

The evening ended with all the girls coming to the floor, trying out their dancing skills. It was a pleasant and a memorable evening.


DISTRICT SUB JUNIOR HOCKEY

Anirudh Ravi Jithendra (IB 1st Yr) and Shravan V (10 D) have been selected to represent CIRS in the Coimbatore District Sub junior hockey team camp to be held at the Satchidananda Jothi Nikethan International School, Kallar, Mettupalayam from 22nd April to 28th April.

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 14) are being read during the morning assembly.

WATER POLO 2014

Our school conducted the Inter-house Water Polo meet on the 18th and 19th of April. All the houses played with great zest and sportsmanship. Vyasa led by Ayush Mittal bagged the 1st position with Valimiki led by Ayush Anand in the runner up position.

Vyasa team members - Aysuh Mittal, Sanjeev E., Satyanand, Nihar Hegde, Haswanth

Valimiki team members – Ayush Anand, Ayush Panchamiya, Uday Gosain, Roshen Muruganand, Mudit Bhatia

It was a great source of entertainment as well as experience for the spectators as well as the players.

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CCK - GIRLS

CIRS does not believe in gender discrimination. Our CIRS girls proved this by participating in the cricket tournament. There were 2 categories - Junior girls (Classes 5 to 8) and Senior girls (Classes 9 to 12). In the Junior category, girls of Classes 7 and 8 played against Classes 5 and 6 and defeated them. In the Senior's category Classes 11 and 12 emerged as victors in their match against Classes 9 and 10. Overall, it was a healthy tournament where wickets were taken and boundaries were hit.

CCK – 2014

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

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

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SUBHASHI WINNERS

“Subhashi badge” is an honour bestowed upon those students who avoid the use of foul language. Sathvika J (VI A), Prateek Tripathi (VII C), Kirithik A.J. (VIII C), Sowmiya Selvaraju (VIII A) and Arjun G (VIII A) were awarded a “Subhashi badge” and a certificate on 7th April 2014.

SEVA THROUGH PEER TEACHING

It is a known fact that peer teaching not only helps the average student but also creates a very healthy atmosphere around. The following students have been identified and recognized for their wonderful work in their role as peer teachers helping more than 15 students on a regular basis.

Class 5 – Surtaringini, Ami, Neha, Rishi , Nitya, Vaishnav

Class 6 – Jwalit, Aryan Kalaria, Shakti, Rithu, Tarun, Prnav Krishna, Aksedha, Sadhana, Sushain

Class 7 – Abhishek, Jai Balan, Dhruv Sharma, Shubam, Aditya Tantri, Raghav, Madhav, Arjun Giri, Harshit, Sudarshan, Kanav, Jensy, Ashwini, Soumya, Medhanshi

Class 8 – Kaushik Karan, Deekshita, Bharat

CRAFTING YOUR CHARACTER THROUGH NOTEBOOK MAINTENANCE

According to Indian culture, notebook or any written material is considered a manifestation of Goddess Saraswati. The state of a notebook helps one to determine how messy or organized a student is.  Experience has indicated that skillful notebook use is developed by most students only through continued special effort--it does not come naturally.

As part of crafting the character of a student, CIRS encourages children to keep their notebooks neat, complete and beautiful. The following students have been recognized for maintaining excellent notebooks.

Class 5   – Harsheni V., S. Netigaa
Class 6A – Harsheeta
Class 6B – Nikedna
Class 7A – Palak Jain
Class 7B – Kaviya Senthil Nathan
Class 7C – Harsh
Class 7D – Ishika Agarwal
Class 8A – Jeshil Sadaria
Class 8B – Megshyamum Chaudhary
Class 8C – Sasikala Menon

HANUMAN JAYANTI

Everyone at CIRS celebrated Hanuman Jayanti in full spirit and devotion. During the morning class, every child wrote the “Likitha Japa” of Lord Hanuman’s name. Even many teachers participated in the “Likitha Japa”. The papers were later turned into a garland of devotion to adorn the God’s idol at the MPH. Groups of students chanted the Hanuman Chalisa in turns during the afternoon and evening sessions. Each group chanted 7 times thus reaching a total of 54 times. The celebration ended with a splendid dance performance on Hanumanji’s life during the evening aarti.

VISHU 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.

TAMIL NEW YEAR CELEBRATIONS

As part of the Tamil New Year celebrations a special programme was held during the evening aarti.  The programme started off with a fact filled talk by Mr Divakar. Few of the junior school girls danced to the beats of a Tamil folk song. This was followed by an informative presentation on the history of Tamil language and culture by Mr Vivekanandan.  The evening came to an end with a melodious classical song rendered by a few students.

BEST CLASS AWARD 2013 - 2014

Class 5 was declared as the Best Class for the Academic Year 2013-2014. The award was based on the overall academic performance, class maintenance, honesty and behavior of the class for the year 2013-2014 which included number of Subhashi badge holders in a class. It was a hatrick achievement for Class 5. Earlier in the month of September / October, Class 5 came out as the overall Best Class and Best Class in Behaviour. Also, for the month of July / August Class 5 got the Best Class in Behaviour.

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 2013 - 2014.

Class
Name
Rank
5
Surtaringini Devi
1
Nitya G V
2
Neha Sudhakar
3
6
Anirudh P K
1
L R Rithu
2
Mutharasan Shreenidhi
3
7
Jai Balan
1
T Abishek
2
Ishika Manish Agarwal
3
8
Deekshita M
1
Pulkit Choudhary
2
Akshaya S Iyer
3
9
Yash Kalyani
1
Bhatt Devanshu Umesh
2
Dipti Sarawgi
3
11 Sc
Parimala M Nair
1
Ayush Anand
2
Archana Kumar
3
11 Mgmt
Yukti Sarawgi
1
Ayushi Gupta
2
Bohra Ashutosh Rajiv
3
IB I Yr
Lakshmi Ajay
1
Arun Sriram Chockalingam
2
Sarika Ashish Kale
3

WILD LIFE PHOTOGRAPHER AWARD 2014

Sitara Karthikeyan of Class V participated in the Wild Life Photography contest held on April 12 at Codissia, Coimbatore. She was awarded the Wild Life Photographer Award 2014.

UK TEACHERS' VISIT TO CIRS

Two teachers from Dogkennel Hill School (UK), Ms Sabiha Hussain and Mr Wayne Cooper (Head Teacher) visited CIRS. They arrived on the 6th of April 2014. They went through all the subject and language classes, Art  and Music classes. They experienced our rich Indian culture and traditions by attending Ram Navami celebrations and spiritual classes held in the morning. They were visibly impressed by the early morning jogging and yoga classes held for our students. Both the teachers relished the Indian Cuisine and the bountiful greenery of our school.

They left on the 10th of April with pleasant memories. This was a great academic as well as cultural exchange between the two schools.

RAM NAVAMI CELEBRATIONS

Ram Navami, the birth of Lord Ram was celebrated with great pomp on April 8th. The day started with a session by Swami Anukoolanandaji on the life of Lord Ram and the values that should be practiced from Ramayana during the spiritual class. This was followed by a small pooja at 11.30 where all students rendered bhajans. Ram aarti was held at 12 noon to mark the birth of Lord Ram. Students did Ram Japa from 5 to 6 in the evening chanting the Lord’s name, singing various bhajans and meditated on Lord Ram.  The special aarti included an outstanding performance by our students in the form of Bharatnatyam depicting the entire life of Lord Ram. The celebration ended with Lord Ram’s and Gurudev’s aarti.

ORIENTATION PROGRAM 2014

On the 5th and 6th 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.

YERCAUD ADVENTURE TRIP

The students of classes 12, 9 and 10 attended adventure camps organised by Youreka in Yercaud, Salem during March - April. The 10th graders left for the camp on March 25th, 12th graders on April 1st, and the 9th graders on April 15th.

The initial ice breaking sessions were games that enhanced brain power and taught the true meaning of teamwork. Rock climbing and bouldering helped the students understand how to hang on even in the most difficult of situations. Using only a compass, students navigated through forests. Night out was an incredible experience that taught the students how to pitch tents, collect firewood and cook their own food. Rappelling was an activity where students climbed down a steep cliff whilst hanging on to a rope. The 12th graders were treated to a surprise as they took part in Target Jumping where they had to jump off a branch of a tree, 70 metres above the ground in order to hit a target. Solo night gave an opportunity for the students to introspect by spending some time alone in the forest at night. Camp fun included activities where the students displayed their talents, and washed plates after every meal which was something that everyone enjoyed. All in all, the four days were an amazing journey of new experiences, skills and self discovery.

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SHUBH SAHAS 2014

An adventurous camp was conducted from 31-03-2014 to 04-04-2014 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
     Bungee mech,  Obstacle course
     Parasailing, River crossing,  Kayaking, Rappelling

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

INTERNATIONAL FRENCH LANGUAGE OLYMPIAD

In the month of January International French Language Olympiad was conducted for students of classes V to X. There were 4 categories namely Category 1 (Classes 5 and 6), Category 2 ( Class 7), Category 3 ( Class 8) and  Category 4 (Classes 9 and 10.) In each category, our students have obtained silver, bronze and gold.

Class
Name
Position
Medal
5
Nitya G V
3
Bronze
6
Tarun Rajkumar
1
Gold
Jyoshitha M
2
Silver
7
T Abishek
1
Gold
E Sudarshan
2
Silver
Ishan Ketan Dhruv
3
Bronze
8
Aakrit Mittal
1
Gold
Bharath Santosh
2
Silver
Amey Abhijit Joshi
3
Bronze
9
Ratikka R
3
Bronze
10
Pranav Madhu
1
Gold
Aditya Kanti Datta
2
Silver

WORLD WATER DAY

22nd March was observed as World Water Day. A talk accompanied by a presentation on the importance of water to human life and to the operation of the human body was given by students during the morning assembly. The presentation also included 5 tips on reducing water consumption.

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

    
Ms. Sandipa Bhattacharjee
Mr. Ganesh Eswaran
Mrs. Priya Kumar Maini
Head of English Department
IB Coordinator
Spiritual Guide
IB/CBSE English Educator
IB Physics Educator
College Counselor

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.

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.

CIRS CELEBRATES MAHASHIVARATHRI

The day started with ‘Mritunjaya Havan’, where children chanted and performed the havan under the guidance of purohits.

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.

From 11.00 pm to 12.00 midnight children chanted shlokhas on Lord Siva, Mantra japa, sang bhajans and offered ‘Abhishek’ to Lord Shiva. Some children also observed fast as part of the celebrations for the whole day. The day ended with Maha-arati.

MUSIC HOBBY

In order to give more opportunities to the children and to bring out their musical talent, the Music Department has introduced Instrumental hobby classes from Wednesday 12th February 2014 for Veena, Violin, Guitar and Flute. Artists from Shivanjali - The Temple of Arts, Coimbatore are visiting and training our children. Mr. Vijayendra Rao for Veena, Mr Raghunathan for Flute, Mr.Devasenapathy for Violin and Mr. Pradeep for Guitar. Students have been categorized into two groups - Classes 5 to 8 and Classes 9 – 12. The classes shall be conducted every Wednesday.

CIRS TEACHERS VISIT DOG KENNEL HILL PRIMARY SCHOOL

Two teachers from Chinmaya International Residential School, Ms Jyoti Roy and Ms C Saranya, visited Dog Kennel Hill Primary School in East Dulwich, London, as part of the connecting class room project by British Council.

Both the partnering schools have been working on a project -‘Know thy world’ for the past one year. The students had been interacting with each other through letters and skype.

It was a weeklong visit which commenced on the 4th of February 2014. During the visit, the teachers of CIRS observed the teaching methodologies practised for all subjects. They visited the classrooms and  interacted with the students and teachers. They also gave an assembly presentation, in which they spoke about our country ‘India’  and showed a presentation  on Chinmaya International Residential School.

‘Math Walk’ was conducted by the teachers, which was thoroughly enjoyed by the students of UK.

The students and teachers got a glimpse of Indian literature through some books which were on display. Students from CIRS had prepared beautiful charts and brochures on India which was appreciated by the students and staff of UK. The students applied ‘Henna’ on their hands and put a ‘bindi’ on their forehead and enjoyed the ‘feel’ of Indian culture. During this time, a skype between the students of both the countries was also arranged.

The visit was fruitful as there was a rich exchange of ideas and resources. There will be a reciprocal visit by two teachers of Dog Kennel Hill primary school to CIRS, in the month of April-2014.

KHEL MELA 2014

The XVIII Annual Khel Mela Athletic Meet 2013-2014 began on 4th February 2014 with the arrival of the chief guest, Arjuna Awardee Mrs. Deepa Mallik and the prayer song led by Ashwini of Class VII.  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 Herschvardan J R. The meet was declared open by the chief guest after the oath taken by the students led by the junior sports secretary Poorna VIshwak.

After this, the students performed a drill on India’s sports vision 2020. 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 cycle drill and a Chinese fan 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 Pom-Pom 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 Vyasa 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 secretary A. P. Sagarika.

NATIONAL SCIENCE OLYMPIAD

Our students ( Class 4 to 12 ) participated in the 16th National Science Olympiad conducted by the Science Olympiad Foundation. Students who secured the 1st rank, 2nd rank and 3rd rank were awarded with gold, silver and bronze medal respectively alongwith a certificate. The following participants have been ranked as School Toppers (1st Level). A group of 12 students shall be appearing for the 2nd level exam which shall be conducted on 16th February 2014.

Class
Name
Rank
4
Pranav K P
1
5
A Radhev Krishnan
1
V Harsheni
2
Vaishnav G B
3
6
Jwalit N Panchal
1
Anirudh P K
2
Pranav Krishna
3
7
Kavya Senthil Nathan
1
Saswat Patnaik
2
Aswitha K
3
8
Alark Dhaval Thakkar
1
P Nithilan
2
Tirth Sadaria
3
9
Sathvik Poornan
1
Dhwanit Patel
2
Niranjana P R
3
10
Bharath Narayanan S
1
Anirudh Jithendra R
2
Chidrup Reddy
3
11
Parimala M Nair
1
Rani Unnamalai
2
Shreeyal Khandelwal
3
12
Ajeya Vel Narayanaswamy
1
Saroj Saran
2
Ashok Shri Ram
3
Shriya Atmakuri
3

VIEWBUG PHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITION

Arjun Gupta of Class X A participated in the online photo contest called "ViewBug". The theme of the contest was "Nature's Beauty". His picture was selected as the judge's favourite and was awarded 1500 points at the intermediate level. He is working towards achieving a total of 5000 points to reach the professional level.

65th REPUBLIC DAY

The day started off with the National Flag being hoisted by Madam Principal followed by the traditional CIRS march past. This was followed by two patriotic songs presented by the choir. During the evening aarti, students of 9th grade performed a dance. Anish, a student of class 12 dedicated the song “aye vatan” to our nation. Students from class 5 to 12 performed an instrumental jugalbandi (harmonium, mandolin, flute, keyboard, tabla and dolak) of the songs “chodo kal ki batein” and “kar chalein ham fida”. A group of 65 singers sang the song “jai jai bharat” to mark the 65th republic day. The highlight of the night was a presentation on the complete version of our National Anthem sent by one of our parents.

KOVAI KUTRALAM - A MEMORABLE TRIP !!!

Class VII students were taken for an educational trip to Kovai Kutralam Water Falls as part of their interdisciplinary project. The children got an opportunity to enjoy the beauty of the nature and realize how important it was to preserve the nature for the upcoming generations. As part of the languages section, the children were asked to write a poem expressing their feelings in their respective languages (Hindi, French, Sanskrit). They also had to write an informal letter in English describing their trip to the falls.

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.

READING CHALLENGE

Our school took up The Reading Challenge - an interactive reading experience for children initiated by the British Council. The aim of this program was to inspire and encourage children to read. The challenge helped children become confident and enthusiastic readers and thus helped in raising standards of reading achievements.

It involved children of grades 5, 6 & 7. One hundred and forty two students registered for the program. The program started in the month of November. The aim was to read six books within a span of six weeks. Our students achieved this goal and many of them read about 8 to 10 books. 

The theme for this year was “Creepy House”. The books and promotional materials were based on this theme. The children not only read the books but also wrote their reviews. These reviews were then sent to the British Council Library, British Council  trainer Mr. Rubin assessed the reviews written by the students and created a report based on it. The report gave information about no. of reviews written by each student, score for their language level and one line comment focusing on areas for improvement in review writing and about the style of writing.

During this period different workshops were organized. These workshops were focused to broaden the creative horizons of the students. The first workshop was held on 26th and 27th November 2013 by Mr. Manoj Mohan- English Language trainer. The topic was-How to make your writing interesting.

The second workshop was held on 25th of January 2014. The topic was- Sketch your story. This session was  about opening the creativity of the children.The theme was ''RECREATE – Save the western ghats''. This workshop was conducted by Mr. Joseph, who is an acclaimed artist from Cholamandala artists’ village (Chennai).

The students made a beautiful collage on their ideas of saving the Western Ghats. A story writing competition was held and prizes were distributed to the best story writers.

After the completion of the challenge, the children received a certificate and medal from the Reading Agency, UK and British Council.

JUNIOR SOCIAL SCIENCE QUIZ

The Junior Social Science Quiz was conducted on 22-01-14 to foster the enquiring spirit of the students through various interesting rounds. The participants displayed their zeal while the equally enthusiastic audience participated in the audience round. The first prize was bagged by the vibrant Vasistha house and the second place went to the Vyasa house.

The winners are as follows:-
Vasishta House - Nitya, Navya, Amey, Pragadeeshwaran
Vyasa House - Surtaringini, Agastya, Gautam, Yugansh

GANITA GOSHTI

CIRS was the host school of ‘Ganita Goshti’ a seminar on mathematics, in which 150 teachers from around 50 Chinmaya Vidyalayas and 6 Chinmaya Vision schools took part. The whole event was organised by CCMT Education cell under the guidance of Pujya Swamini Vimalananda. This workshop was held from 3rd December 2013 to 7th December 2013. All the mathematics teachers of our school attended the same.

An orientation program was held for the CIRS on 16th and 17th of January, 2014 to share the topics discussed in Ganita Goshti.

Day 1
This orientation on Ganita Goshti was inaugurated by our Principal, Smt Shanti Krishnamurthy, who gave the glimpse on the talk given by Pujya Swamini amma.  Mathematics and spirituality cause of the universe, infinity, zero and one. These were the key points and just a glimpse of all the four days talk of our Pujya Swamini amma. Mr Rakesh Das talked about the inauguration and the ice braking session of the event. He also talked about “Slow learners and High achievers by Smt Subha”.         Smt Sreedevi Sripal talked about “Mathematics Lab by Shri Ramachandran”, in which she explained about setting up a math lab and the significance of the learning through activities. Sri Kamatchi Priya talked about “New trends of education by Dr Duria Aziz” where the focus was given mainly to primary section mathematics. And innovative teaching methods for tables and multiplication and storytelling method for addition and subtraction, were explained. Mr Vivekanandan talked about “Math and Brain- Whole Brain Thinking by Dr Sweta” in which some interesting facts on brain and the functioning of brain cells, division of brain like left and right(L1,L2, R1,R2) and brain mapping were explained.


Day 2
Smt Subharani talked about “Ashtavatanam- Dr Kalai Chezhiyan” inwhich the eight simultaneous activities done by him was explained and the same time one activity of finding the day of the date of birth was demonstrated by her. Smt Bhuvaneswari talked about “Maths and Science activities by Shri Surya Kumar” in which some of the activities are demonstrated. Mr Muthumanickam spoke on two sessions “CVP and Mathematics by Smt Shanti Krishnamurthy” and “Inspiring Mathematicians by Swami Anukoolanandaji” in which he explained about how CVP could be introduced in mathematics class. Mr Prakash talked about “ Assessment techniques by Mr Sathyamoorthi” in which he spoke about the details of formative and summative tests and the key points of making a blue print. He also spoke about the interesting Math game conducted by CIRS teachers and Mathematics QUIZ conducted by Mr Muthumanickam and Mr Vivekanandan. The day ended with an activity of puzzle game given by the school of mathematics, Hyderabad.

PONGAL CELEBRATIONS

The celebration of pongal started the day before by decorating ‘Pongal Pots’. On the day of Pongal Swami Swaroopanandaji blessed the gatherings. It was a well planned programme of making pongal by dividing the children into groups guided by teachers thus making sugar and salt pongal. It was a fun filled activity and the children enjoyed it very much. The session ended by offering pooja to the Sun God. Sugar canes were distributed among children. In the evening, children played with kites and the sky was filled with beautiful kites.

The next day evening “Mattu Pongal” was celebrated at the Ashram . All the junior school students along with their class teachers joined the celebration. Swamijis of the Ashram addressed the students, explaining how the cow was worshipped in olden days and its significance.

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NATIONAL YOUTH DAY

On 12th January, in a unique tribute to Swami Vivekanada, the choir of our school sang the song called “ manushya tu bada mahan hai” written by our ex-Prime Minister, Shri Atal Bihari Vajpai. A motivational presentation and talk on the youth representative Swami Vivekananda was presented.

THYAGARAJA ARADANA DAY:

Thyagaraja Aradana day was celebrated at CIRS during the arthi time with reverence. The program began with an invocation. A group of 42 children sang one of the Pancharatna Kritis - Sadhinchane and another Kriti - Nidhi Chala Sukhama written by this great Musician. The program ended with Gurudev Arthi.

TAPOVANJI'S SAMADHI DAY

The ambience in the MPH was laden with divine fervor and religious passion on the Samadhi Day of Tapovanji Maharaj which fell on 9 January 2013. All the four corners of MPH echoed with lively songs and stotrams which were rendered in a tone of ecstasy and joy. The whole programme was led by Swami Swaroopanandaji who started it with the pious performance of a  pooja followed by the Tapovan Stotram. 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 and the teachers as well were spell bound and felt exalted by these highly animated narratives. On the whole, it filled the heart of everyone gathered there with holy and sacred feelings and sentiments.

CBSE IN-SERVICE TEACHER TRAINING PROGRAM

The year 2014 began with the CBSE In-Service Teacher Training Program on 3rd and 4th January by Mrs. Rama and Mrs.  Anuradha – resource persons from MDN Edify Education – Hyderabad.

The session attended by all faculty members provided an in-depth knowledge on the fruitful implementation of CCE – the vision of CBSE. Detailed lively discussions were held and various queries of teachers were answered.

CBSE HERITAGE INDIA QUIZ - 2013

The 1st phase of the 13th Heritage Quiz, Chennai Region was held at the PSBB School, K.K Nagar, Chennai on 28th November 2013. The City phase was inaugurated by Mrs.Shymla Shekhar, Principal, PSBBSSS, Chennai; Chief guest for the occasion was Mrs. Nandini - Environmentalist & Mr. Subha Rao - CBSE Regional Officer. The guest speakers addressed the students by their inspiring words and asked the gathering to take pride in our country’s wide and ancient heritage. Around 56 teams participated in the city level of the Tamil Nadu region.

In this Quiz, Chinmaya International Residential School was represented by Prerit Agarwal of XII-Management, Devanshu Bhatt and Kean Fernanades of  IX grade.

BHAGAWAT TALKS IN COIMBATORE CITY

It was a matter of pride and a unique experience for the students of CIRS to participate by performing in the Bhagwatam talks conducted by Pujya Swamini Vimalanandaji, organized by the Coimbatore Gujarati Samaj at Kikani school in the city from 18th to 24th of November 2013.

During the talks, popular incidents and their profound meanings like birth of Bhagwan Sri Krishna, story of Sri Krishna stealing Gopis’ clothes and Raasa Leela were explained in a very simple and lively manner. Bringing them to life the students of CIRS performed the following:

  1. 21 students (7th-9th grade) performed the Jamuna dance, depicting how Vasudevji, carrying baby Krishna, is paving his way through river Jamuna to reach Gokul village.
  2. 14 students (9th-12th grade) put up a performance on Raasleela, which was exactly in line with what Swamini Amma had described the Raasleela.  
  3. A solo but dual performance on Sri Krishna stealing the clothes of Gopi was a brilliant show by Varsha Subramanium of 11th grade.

The performances were very well received and appreciated by the devotees present there and all of them blessed wholeheartedly all our participants including the teachers. Our students too felt a deep sense of fulfillment during and after the performance.

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.

TRINITY- WESTERN MUSIC EXAM

Some of our students attended the Western Music Exam (theory, keyboard, and vocal) conducted by the Trinity College of London. The theory exam was conducted in our school campus itself on 9th of November, 2013. The practical exam was conducted in Edayarpalayam (26/11/2013) and Karunya University (27/11/2013).

SPECIAL SPEAKERS' FORUM

A Special Speakers Forum was organised on 27th Nov 2013 for Grade 8 with the aim of enhancing Speaking Skills for inhabited speakers. Ten speakers participated from different sections of Grade 8 rendering the story of The Happy Prince by Oscar Wilde. The speakers performed with much skill and were appreciated by the Principal. The Special Speakers Forum achieved its objective by enhancing the confidence and the speaking skills of the speakers. The following students participated in the forum.

Class VIIIA

Garvit Khandelwal, Vibhor Choudhary, Neeraj Rajesh Varma

Class VIIIB

Milind Kumar Agarwal, A.S Ganeshan, Haswanth P

Class VIIIC

Devendra Jagtiani, Adithya S Iyer, Deepanshi Bansal, Rushi J Bhagat

HONOURING THE GREAT TAMIL POET

CIRS students honoured the great Tamil Poet – Subramaniya Bharatiar by celebrating his birthday today.  As part of the celebrations, students spoke about this great poet in the assembly. The talk highlighted the poet’s patriotic flavor in his poems through which he extolled the people to join the Independence struggle and his universal vision. This was followed by a dance presentation on his most famous poem.

MASQUERADE 2013

The festival of drama - Masquerade was held in CIRS from 24th November to 27th November. Masquerade provided a platform for the budding actors to showcase their talents. The young actors, directors, cinematographers with their team took up the entire charge and presented house-wise trailer followed by awe striking plays which held the audience spell bound. At the end of the festival the Best Actor (Harsha Rao Pappu - IB 1st year), Best Actress (Sejal Bahl - VIII A), Promising Actor ( Mincheol Park - IB 1st year) and Promising Actress (Shubha Kumar Kaushik - IB 1st year) were acknowledged.

Visit of Representative from The London School of Economics & Political Science

Mr. Will Breare Hall, Student Recruitment and Study Abroad Manager from the London School of Economics & Political Science visited CIRS on Monday, the 25th November 2013.  He had an interactive session with our students of class XII CBSE and 2nd year IB for 45 minutes.  The children felt that the interaction was very informative and fruitful.

Cluster V Athletic Meet 2013

Our school girls participated in the CSBE Cluster V Athletic Meet (Girls category) hosted by Amrita Vidyalayam in the Avadi Poilce Ground, Chennai.  Amongst 90 schools and 1500 athletes, Shraddha came 4th in 3000M and Sagarika came 4th in long jump in the ‘Under 19’ category. Our team (Shraddha, Jothi, Lavanya and Sagarika) came 4th in 4 x 400M relay and 5th in 4 x 100M relay.  In the ‘Under 14’ category Kritisha came 4th in 800M.

Our school boys participated in the CSBE Cluster V Athletic Meet (Boys category) hosted by Lalaji Memorial Omega International School in the Avadi Poilce Ground, Chennai.  Amongst 153 schools and 2000 participants our students displayed an outstanding performance and the winners are as follows:           

Under 19 Category
Name Event Position
Mithun G Shotput    
I
D. Shanil 800M
II
 
Under 14 Category
G. Abhimanyu Shotput
I

Mithun G. and D. Shanil of the ‘Under 19’ category and G. Abhimanyu of the ‘Under 14’ category have been selected for the Nationals which shall be held at Varanasi later this year.

Health Club – Open Forum

The hobby club of our school conducted an open forum on 12th November 2013 for the senior girls (Class 9, 10 and 11) spreading awareness about teenage health problems. The students were addressed on topics such as health issues, peer pressure, adolescent nutrition and cleanliness. The session was enjoyed by the students as well as the teachers who voted it as a very interactive and successful show.

Coimbatore Cancer Foundation's Marathon

The Coimbatore Cancer Foundation had organized a fund raising half marathon of 21.2 km on 6th October 2013. It was to create an awareness on Cancer throughout India. This event had attracted about 8000 participants in Coimbatore.

Prathap Graham S S of Class XII Management finished 57th out of 1300 participants in Coimbatore. He awarded with a token of appreciation for his participation.

National Aquatic Meet

CIRS 'Under 16 Girls' team secure the 5th position in the 4 x 100M Medley Relay and the 6th position in the 4 x 100m Free Style at the National Aquatic Meet. This meet was held from 8th November to 11th November at Rishikul Vidyapeet, Sonepat.

Arya Vaidya Pharmacy Research Foundation - Ayu Quiz 2013

The AVP Research Foundation conducted ‘Ayu Quiz 2013’ for school students from November 9 to 10 for awarding the P.V. Rama Varier Trophy.

Our students secured a THIRD place in the Semi Final round of the Ayu Quiz on 9 November 2013. There were six rounds including the Rapid fire round where our students performed extremely well. Dr. P. Ram Manohar, the quiz master made it very lively and informative for the audience as well.

CBSE Sahodaya Staff Throw Ball Tournament 2013-2014

Our school participated in the CBSE Sahodaya Staff Throw Ball Tournament held at CIRS on November 10th 2013. Out of the 12 schools that participated, Sagar International School won the tournament and our school secured the runner up position.

Integrated Junior Language Quiz

The Integrated Junior Language Quiz was conducted on 6th November 2013 by the Language Department. There were quizzes in Hindi, Sanskrit, Tamil and French. Each of them was presented as a series of innovative and informative rounds. It was an inter-house quiz with each house consisting of a 4 member team, participants being from classes 5 to 8.  Only first prize was given and a consolation prize was given to all the participants except the winners.

The winners are as follows:-
Hindi Quiz        -  Vyasa House (Abhimanyu - VIII C, Raghav - VII D, Ruchilaa - VI B, Nandini - V)
Sanskrit Quiz   -  Vishwamitra House (Vijay - V, Alark - VIII B, Ishika - VII D, Sarawanan - VI A)
Tamil Quiz        -  Vasishta House (Kriti - VII D, Sadhana - VI B, Chidambaram - VIII B, Tarun VI A)
French Quiz     - Valmiki House (Aakrit - VIII C, Netiga - V, Medhanshi - VII C)

Spell Bee Casts Its Spell Again!!!

The English Department of CIRS conducted the Spell Bee Competition 2013 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 3 days category wise namely - Juniors Round (Classes 5 to 8), Seniors Round (Classes 9 and 10) and Super Seniors Round (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 5 & 6
Name of Student
Class
Position

Sushain
Surtharingini

VI B
V A

1
2

 

 

Classes 7 & 8
Name of Student
Class
Position

Adit Ghai
Harsh
Sudharshan

VIII
VIII
VII

1
2
3


 

Classes 9 & 10
Name of Student
Class
Position

Amal Nambiar
Kirtana Valluri
Snehaa S

X C
IX A
IX D

1
2
3

 

 

Classes 11 & 12
Name of Student
Class
Position

Vedanti Shinde
Devika Menon
Raveena Retnakumar

IB 2 Yr
XI Mgmt
IB 2 Yr

1
2
3


 

 

Diwali celebrations

The Diwali celebrations at CIRS this year kicked off with an auspicious start on the 1st November. A blissful Puja was conducted in the school dispensary early in the morning followed by an energy filled Aarti in the same venue, both worshipping the Lord for perennial good health of everyone in our lives. On 2nd November, Naraka Chaturdashi or Chotti Diwali was celebrated in a delightful manner in the morning through a Special Puja worshipping Mother Kali where the power of the Goddess was invoked in an entrancing dance performed by our graceful dancers. On 3rd November, Diwali was celebrated in a monumental manner with an early morning puja expressing devotion to Lord Vishnu that included a splendid Diya dance, which lightened up our day and a hilarious ‘Quiz With A Twist’ conducted by the boys of Grade 11. Afterwards a Rangoli competition among the different grades was conducted wherein intricate rangolis adorned the entire campus. After a scrumptious Diwali lunch, there was a Special Aarti in the evening which consisted of a rib-tickling skit that depicted the essential theme of Diwali; the victory of good over evil. A dynamic dance performance, which featured the celebratory mood of Diwali, concluded the evening program. Though a firecracker bursting session was scheduled for the night, due to unfortunate rainfall, it had to be postponed. The postponed firework bursting session took place on 5th November 2013. Students enjoyed the gratification of taking up individual responsibility for oneself and at the same time creating exquisite patterns. The Diwali celebrations of the year ended with the entire school enjoying a spectacular display of fireworks in the gallery.

Sahodaya CBSE School Athletic Meet 2013

CIRS students participated in the 36th Coimbatore Sahodaya CBSE School Athletic Meet held on 25th October and 26th October 2013 at the Nehru Stadium. Out of the 44 schools that participated our students outshined in various events.

Boys & Girls Individual Events

Under 12 Category

Name of Student
Event
Performance
Medal
AJAYSHIV.J.P

HIGH JUMP
LONG JUMP
200 MT RUNNING

1.35 MT
4.47 MT
29:53 SEC0NDS

GOLD
GOLD
GOLD

KRITHISHA.A SMIRUTHI

HIGH JUMP
LONG JUMP
60 MT HURDLES

1.21 MT
3.98 MT
11.91 SECONDS

GOLD
GOLD
GOLD

Under 14 Category

Name of Student
Event
Performance
Medal
ABHIMANYU.G
DISCUS THROW
SHOTPUT
32.25 MT
10.55 MT
SILVER
BRONZE
PRERAK. BHALALAI
SHOTPUT
11.00 MT
GOLD
SAGARIKA ANAND
HIGHJUMP
LONG JUMP
80 MT HURDLES
100 MT RUNNING
1.27 MT
4.14 MT
15:01 SECONDS
15.05 SECONDS

GOLD
GOLD
GOLD
BRONZE

Under 19 Category

Name of Student
Event
Performance
Medal
SHANIL.D
800 MT RUNNING
2:10 SECONDS
(2 min 10 sec)
GOLD

MITUN.G
SHOTPUT
12.71 MT
GOLD

Ajayshiv, Kritisha and Sagarika won the individual championship title with an overall of 16, 15 and 18 points respectively. Mithun of the Under 19 category set a new record in Shotput with his outstanding performance of 12.71 mt.

International Life Skills, Values, Gender, Social Health & Wellbeing Summit 2013

CIRS students participated in the International Life Skills, Values, Gender, Social Health & Wellbeing Summit 2013 held on 18th October and 19th October. The program was organized by Central Board Of Secondary Education in collaboration with “Expressions India” and hosted by Mahindra World School, Chengalpat- Chennai. The program’s objectives were to develop moral, spiritual & life skill values, enhance emotional, intellectual, & physical development, empower the future leaders and prepare them to play an active role in being the change they want to see.

The participants of the program were Aarshi Dinesh Narasinghani  [IX A], Devanshu Bhatt [IX A], Dipti Sarawgi [IX B], Sharyu Vikram [IX D].

Best Class Award for September / October

This time the award was based on the academic honesty, class performane and behavior of the class which included number of Subhashi badge holders in a class.

For the month of September / October, Class 5 came out as the overall Best Class and Best Class in Behaviour.

Marching Forward: A Career Counseling Module for Cass 10 and 12

"Marching Forward" is a comprehensive program launched at CIRS in an attempt to guide our class X and XII students to make right choices of course, college and career by realizing  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 & Mrs. Geeta Pradiwalla
  • Where are Our Alumni?
  • Voice of Alumni – (Via Skype, e-mail, Meeting)
  • Parents as resource in career guidance

The students appreciated all the sessions that were conducted and are waiting for the remaining sessions.

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Bal Sevak Award

The Chinmaya Bal Sevak Certificate was initiated by the CCMT Education Cell for undertaking 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.

21 children from CIRS rendered their selfless service from 120 to 220 hours in the above categories. This was acknowledged in a big way by CCMT Education Cell when they awarded the prestigious Bal Sevak Certificate, with the highest grade, to all these very deserving students.

 

CBSE SCIENCE EXHIBITION 2013

Our school participated in the CBSE Science Exhibition 2013 held at Chennai Public School from 2nd September  to 4th Sept 2013. Many schools from Tamil Nadu participated in this science Expo 2013. The exhibition was graced by the presence of DRDO scientists, CBSE chairman, CBSE regional officer who were the guest of honor. Our model was based on the topics Bio fuel reducing carbon footprint and Regeneration of electricity. The judges were from the CBSE board. The exhibition provided immense knowledge about science and enhanced the participants’ creativity and imagination to implement various scientific principles. Also the participants got an opportunity to see and understand the usage of scientific principles in different ways.

Some of the other topics whose models were exhibited are:- How to reduce pollution from earth, better way to reuse and recycle of waste product, save water, rain water harvesting process, use natural products or extracts for skin and medication instead of chemical cosmetics and allopathic medicine, control on unnecessary use of natural resource, etc.

The students who participated in this exhibition were Ayush Panchamiya, Shri Azhagar B, Yash Kalyani and Shaurya Gupta.

Best Class Award for July / August

A sense of belongingness and integrity when inculcated young transforms into the noble characteristic of loyalty. To motivate in our juniors the awareness of their responsibility towards their Class, their books, and their habits THE BEST CLASS has been initiated.

This monthly award is announced in the Assembly and is based on the class cleanliness, class maintenance, notice board decoration, behavior and academic performance of the class.

For the month of July / August, class 6A came out as the Best Class and as a special award, class 5 got the Best Class in Behaviour.

Musical Night: Kal Aaj Aur Kal

Music is that spice in our lives that uplifts our spirits and gives us a spring in our step. At CIRS we decided to take this feeling a step forward, and for the first time, set the stage for a musical night of Hindi songs. For the audition, 55 enthusiastic young singers took courage to present their music to the judges.

On 31st of August, seven children from Junior School and on 25th of September, ten students from Senior school enthralled the audience with their melody. The songs ranged from romantic to folk to fun and frolic. The upshot of this was the kindling of enthusiasm and spirit of coherence in the field of music. A good beginning!!!

HAND WRITING CLASSES :

It is said that good handwriting, neat and legible, shows our personality. If character were to be crafted through handwriting, we at CIRS, are willing to give this exposure to our students. The third batch of Handwriting Improvement Classes by ISO 9001:2008 certified group called WRITE, was held from 29/07/2013 to 16/08/1013 for students of grades 5 to 8. The drive to improve their writing was reflected in their earnestness and their commitment. The outcome, of course, was obvious in their handwriting which metaphorically resembled a string of pearls easily resembled.

ROLLER SKATING CHAMPIONSHIP 2013

Nithilan P. of Class 8A participated in the Roller Skating Championship 2013 on 1st September 2013 at Tirupur. He secured the 1st position in the 300m T.T., 700m Race and 1000m Road Race for which he was awarded three gold medals.

As a result of his excellent performance he has been selected for the state level competition.

INTERSCHOOL DRAMA COMPETITION

The Students of Chinmaya International Residential School took part in the Theatre Fest hosted by G. Ramaswamy Naidu Matriculation Secondary School, Coimbatore. Eighteen schools participated in the competition that was well organised and made available a platform for the students from across the city to showcase their talent as theatre artists. The alchemy of different genres of drama made great viewing and the audience was entertained throughout. Some plays were adaptations of classics and the others original with a social message. Our students
won the 3rd prize for their entertaining ensemble "Once Upon A Time In Mumbai". It was well received by the audience and received a mention in chronicles of The Hindu too.

PRO HEALTH SPORTS MEET

The Global Education and Sports Academy, Coimbatore conducted a Pro Health Sports Meet on 31st September 2013 at the PSG College Stadium. This meet was conducted to emphasize the importance of early sports culture.

For the first time in CIRS, the Balmandir students also participated in the extramural sports meet along with the young champions of Classes V to VII.  The winners were awarded certificates and medals.

Name
Class
Event
Position
Krithisha Smiruthi A
7C
200m
100m
2
2
Gowtham Raj N
7D
Football Dribbling
100m
2
1
D. Shiril
7A
Football Dribbling
1
Ajayshiv J P
7C
200m
2
Tarun Rajkumar
6A
Long Jump
3
Sitara. A .Karthikeyan
5A
100m
3

CIRS RECEIVES UK GRANT FOR TEACHER EXCHANGE PROGRAM

Connecting Classrooms is a UK government and British Council education initiative. CIRS has been working with the Dogkennel Hill Primary school, East Dulwich, in UK doing joint projects for the last one year. The main objective is to learn how to become responsible global citizens and to develop skills to work in a global economy. CIRS has been selected for the grant of 1500 Pounds in recognition of the School’s commitment to teaching students about global issues. Two of our teachers Ms. Sharanya and Ms. Jyoti will be going to UK for a week or 10 days this year.

IT'S TIME

National Sports day is celebrated on 29th August. In order to celebrate this event, the physical education students of CIRS conducted a sports quiz based on the famous TV show “ Kaun Banega Crorepati Format”. Four sports crazy students from each house battled it out for the ‘hot seat’ as Nitya Bansal conducted the fastest finger first rounds. The hosts Bhuvana and Varun Rao set in an ambience of curiosity and anxiety as they took the players through the quiz along with Athipanji (computerji). The event became more interesting as Varsha gave some Olympic facts worth pondering upon. The main aim of the quiz was to create awareness on the increasing importance of sports and this message was put across in the best way by our students.

Guruji’s Address to the CIRS Teachers and Students

The CIRS family was very privileged and blessed to have the Head of Chinmaya Mission, Swami Tejomayananda, in our midst in the month of August.

Guruji took some time off to interact with students of each class. Greeting Guruji, students and teachers sang a bhajan composed by him and presented ancedotes of Guruji as introduction. This was followed by a questions that were answered by Guruji in his inimitable simplistic style, with everyday instances and experiences as examples.  

We all were in awe of his humility, simplicity and his monumental spiritual knowledge.

KRISHNA JANMASTAMI CELEBRATIONS

The day began with the  Pooja of Sri Krishna in the morning. At night an excellent cultural programme was organised depicting “Madhurashtakam” a composition by Sri Vallabhacharya. Each verse was presented through different art forms which included classical dance, Mime, shadow play, skit etc. Colorful costumes and magical melodies captivated the audience and kept them spell bound till the stroke of midnight. Poojya Guruji’s presence not only added divinity to the evening but also made the evening literally Madhuram.

This was followed by the birthday celebration of Lord Krishna, Jhula Darshan and Matki Phod.

PHENOM 2013

Our school participated in Phenom 2013, a literary quiz with a difference conducted by Ramakrishna Engineering College on 24.08.13. Around 50 teams in the Junior Category and 115 teams in the Senior Category participated in this quiz competition. Our school won the second prize in Junior Category. The winners were awarded with certificates and cash prize of Rs 500 each. Senior Category participants got participation certificates.

Junior Category
Yugansh Agarwal of VIII A
Vignesh Harikrishnan of VIII C

Senior Category
Riddi V Varshithaa of IB 2nd year
Mohandas S IB 1st year

NATIONAL LEVEL YOGASANA OPEN TOURNAMENT

In the National Level Yogasana Open Tournament held on 23rd and 24 August 2013 in Pollachi organized by Vamadheva Yogasana research center, our school students participated in advanced level asanas out of 20 schools and 500 participants.

In the junior category our school got 1st, 2nd and 3rd prize and in the senior category we got a special prize for performing difficult asanas.

Over all it was a good exposure for our children as they were performing yogasans in front of yoga experts from Vamadheva Yogasana research center. They appreciated the efforts of performing the difficult asanas mean while they suggested our children to perform asanas in all categories as standing, sitting, forward and backward asanas.

In the Junior Category, Aditya S. Iyer bagged the 1st prize, Aditya Tantri the 2nd, Annsh Anand the third place and Tarun Rajkumar got a participation certificate.

In the Senior Category, Chirag Jagtiani got a special prize for his outstanding performance. Hrishik Powani and Rishie Nandhan B got medals and participation certificates.

TCS – IT WIZ QUIZ – 2013

For the TCS IT Wiz Quiz 2013 regional competition around 400 teams from cities and towns across south Tamil Nadu participated in the competition. The prelim featured 20 questions from various fields of IT and the top six teams qualified for the final.  CIRS students were one among the few prestigious schools who got selected for the final.

The team consisting of Master.V.S. Priyadarshan and Master Suymyajeet Ganguly got qualified for the final’s and finished overall at fourth position in the  regional level quiz competition.

WORLD PHOTOGRAPHY DAY

The World Photography Day was celebrated on 19th August. To encourage the hobbyists, professionals and amateur photographers, the photography club of Coimbatore had organized a photography contest and a seminar on “Digital Photography” for school and college students on 17th August. From our school the photography club students submitted their photograph entries to the contest.  The juries of “The Photography Club of Coimbatore” selected Master. K.Sanjith Gurubaran’s photograph and awarded him the second place in the school level contest. The students enthusiastically interacted with the professional photographers and actively participated in the seminar. The students immensely benefitted from the seminar in knowing a lot of useful information and techniques about “Digital Photography”.

KUMARAN THILAGARAJAN'S PHOTOGRAPH SELECTED BY TOI

On account of World Photography Day "The Times of India" publication had invited photographs that showcased Coimabtore as a modern city. Among all the entries received, Kumaran Thilagarajan's (1st year IB student ) photograph was selected and presented as one of the six best shots received.

HANDWRITING IMPROVEMENT PROGRAMME

It is said that good handwriting; neat and readable; shows our personality. To help our students achieve this, Chinmaya International Residential School organized the 3rd batch of handwriting improvement class by an ISO 9001:2008 certified group called WRITE, which included a 15 days session from 29/07/2013 to 16/08/1013 for grade 5-8. The children participated with zeal to bring out the best in them. At the end of the program our children proved that true dedication, commitment and effort can help one achieve the impossible!

TALENT HUNT COMPETITION - TRANSDENCE 

In view of "Independence Day Celebration" Karunya University - organised a district level Talent Hunt Competition,  'Transdence' for school students from classes IX - XII. The Prize winners for the various events are as follows:

Sarat Mitra Nanda  & Mitun. G (XII MGT) -  Best Debater [Debate on Social Net working a bone or bane]

Sarat Mitra Nanda (XII MGT) - III Prize in Eureka - Innovative solution for pollution.

Vaibhav Vidyadhar (I Yr IB)  - II Prize in Pen Sketching [ India 2020].

BUDDING PSYCHOLOGISTS OF CIRS ATTEND WORKSHOPS

Workshop I: Bangalore
The Psychology students of grade XI and XII CBSE and IB attended ‘Youth Pro Initiative’ a half a day workshop organized by NIMHANS Centre for Well-Being on Aug 08, 2013 at Bangalore. The workshop was led by eminent Dr.Seema Mehrotra, Professor, Dept. of Clinical Psychology, NIMHANS.

The objective of the program is to nurture youth participation in mental health promotion activities by creating a network of youth and mobilizing the power of their ideas and energy.

Our school students named their idea generation and action group as ‘SMILE’ and the theme they adopted was ‘Changing negative bias in the society’. They came up with innovative and powerful ideas for mental health promotion in the community by drafting an action plan.

The students were asked to create situations and identify their own ways to implement the messages they embedded from the workshop.

Workshop II: Cochin
The Psychology students of grade XI CBSE and IB participated in a full day workshop ‘Vijnan Vikas’ on 11th August,2013 at Cochin. It was organized by Research Institute for Self Excellence headed by Mr.Satish Kumar Menon, Scientist, Engineer and Manager, currently heading R&D unit in the UAE.

The objective of the workshop was to enhance communication, understanding, creativity, problem solving skills and aid in studies by developing thinking through visual intelligence.

The workshop highlighted transparent thinking, mind mapping and learning the fundamental nature of the brain which in turn enables one to comprehend the psychology of learning and the uniqueness of individuals. 

By and large the workshop addressed on developing and strengthening the learning tools through activities, exercises and lectures which is suitable for the entire student community.

SAHODAYA INTERSCHOOL DANCE COMPETITION 2013

Our School participated in the Sahodaya Inter-School Dance competition on 19th August 2013 conducted by SSVM, Mettupalayam, and emerged 2nd in the Group Folk dance. The theme for the dance was Indian Festival and our students’ performance was based on Navaratri festival. The students who participated were Srishti Sarawanan, Sagarika A. P., Prasun Sarote, Anjani Thakor, Saumya S Bharambe,  Ayush Panchamia , Vatsal Shingala,  Aashray Lath of Class 9 and  Aayush Ashutosh Reshamwala and  Bhavya Radhanpara of Class 10.

SIGNIFICANT SPIRITUAL MOMENTS

The 11th graders had a series of discussions with Swami Swaroopanandaji during their spiritual classes. Questions like " Was Harishchandra following dharma when he sold his wife and child?", "Was Dhronacharya right to demand Ekalavya's thumb as Gurudakshina" were discussed. The students enlightened to the fact that spirituality is a way of life and not a mere confinement to the walls of a spiritual class. The open forum nature of the discussion and Swami Swaroopanandaji's immense patience and understanding went on to satisfy the young spiritual seekers.

CRAFTING ONE'S CHARACTER THROUGH BHAGWAD GEETA

The faculty members of CIRS experienced the waves of sublimity as Pujya Swamiji explained the first chapter of Bhagwad Gita in its true essence. An important realization was that there is a war waged within every individual in all the crucial moments of action, and in all cases, the negative forces in each are larger in number, while the inner divine army is lesser in number and apparently, comparatively weaker in efficiency. This leads to confusion and grief.