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

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

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




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

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

Thanks and Regards,
M. Kumaresh Murthy

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

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

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

   Pujya Guruji Swami Tejomayanandaji

 Hari Om  Namaste!

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

Ramasubramania Raja

Mail from the Parent of Simran of Class 9

Dear Principal madam,

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

Warm regards.
Deepak Ved


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

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

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

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

PONGAL @ the traditional way . ...

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

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

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

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

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

The training proved to be really beneficial with good learning experience


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


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

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

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

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


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

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


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


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

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


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

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

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


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


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


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


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


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


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

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

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

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


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

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

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

CIRS celebrates DIWALI in a memorable way:

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

Hats-off to these budding literary sparks!



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


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


Electronics Workshop by Mr. Murugesh

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

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

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

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

Chemistry and Biology Workshop by Dr. Ravikumar

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

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

Overall it was a wonderful and insightful session.


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


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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The results are as follows:







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


  7. INDRAN - 10C
  9. DHANUSH G - 11 Science
  10. VATSAL SHINGALA - 11 Science
  11. SANCHIT SINGHANIA - IB first year
  12. YAASH R JAIN - IB IInd year


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

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


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

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


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


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

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

ISA AWARD 2015-2018

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

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

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


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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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



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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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


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


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


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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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


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


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

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

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

Senior Category:
2nd place Hrishik Powani

Special Category: (Individual Championship winners)


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


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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

The sessions were enjoyed thoroughly by the students.


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Snippets of the Social Science week celebrations:

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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


3rd August 2015 is very special for the whole Chinamya family, as it was on this day that Swami Chinmayananda took Mahasamadhi. The day started with Gurudev’s Paduka Pooja i.e. “Poojanam”. Everyone offered flowers to Gurudev’s photograph and chanted 108 names of Gurudev. After breakfast, all the students chanted “Shri Chinmaya Sadgurave Namaha” 108 times and few videos were shown about Gurudev. This was followed by “Investiture Ceremony”. In this ceremony all the outgoing council members passed on their responsibilities to the new members. New council posts were handed badges and they took the oath to do their duties.  The next program was “Vasthradanam” in which clothes were offered to the Sanyasis. The day ended with the “Keertnam” program. The program was a treat to the ears and eyes in the form of song and dance. They sang Gurumahima and Gurudev’s 108 names along with a story which was narrated by Mrs. Rajeshwari. The bhajans chosen were soothing and the under current of all the bhajans were expressing our respect and gratitude to that great Master. This was followed by a dance performance expressing the salutations and reverence to our Pujya Gurudev who is our glorious teacher.

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


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


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

Mydhili Padmanabhan

Aryan Manish Kalaria

Nihar Mukund

Nandini Haresh Jagtiani


Ayush Manojbhai Santani


Kota Naga Prema Sai Rishitha


Khushi Amruth


S. Yadunandhini



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


Abhipsha Majumder


Atira Kalayani Prashant Naik


Khushi Dharmendra Minawala


Vignesh Harikrishnan


Kundoor Roshan Menon

M. Rhoshen Prathyug 11 Science
R Lakshmi Priya

Vikram Raghavendra Rao

12 Science


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

Senior Category (Classes 9 & 10)

Param Patel
Praneeta Tiwari
Krishna Priya Mohan

Ramya Chitturi


Super Senior Category (Classes 11 & 12)


Surabi Chandirasekaran

Vikram Raghavendra Rao

Subhiksha Chandrasekaran


Anamika Sunil Kumar



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


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

Student Dean

Anand Natarajan

Aarshi Narsinghani

Literary & Cultural  Secretary


Uday Gosain

Kaavya Kumar


Kirtthik A. J.

Ashwini Sridar Athreya

Sports Secretary

Shravan V

A. P. Sagarika


J. P. Ajay Shiv

Mahak Bhandari
Valmiki House

Anant Deorah

Apeksha Garg


E. Sudarshan

Sasha Duarah

Vasishta House

Divyansh Agrawal

Mridula Athreya


Harsh Anish Shah

J. M. Rithani

Vishwamitra House

Utkarsh Gupta

Kirtana Valluri

Mirlon Goriya   

Abhipsha Majumder 

Vyasa House

E. Arjun

Anjani Thakor


Arjun Shrirangan G.

Dhruvi Vinod Patel

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

Under 14 Singles (Girls)

 Meghaa H Asher - Winner Up

Under 14 Doubles (Girls)

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

Under 19 Singles (Girls)

K P Shrinidhi - Runner Up

Under 16 Singles (Boys)

G N Koushik Karan - Winner Up

Under 16 Doubles (Boys)

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


CIRS celebrated Guru Poornima on 31st July 2015. All the students and teachers assembled at the MPH at 8 am. The outgoing student council and class representatives performed a pooja which consisted of offering prayer and showing gratitude to Veda Vyasaji and the whole guru parampara. Then, the students took the blessings and good wishes from all the teachers by touching their feet and receiving akshada. The students prepared cards for their teachers to show their gratitude to them.

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


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

The results are as follows:

Under 19 Category

Girls Individual Events

Sejal Bahl
50 m Breast Stroke
100 m Breast Stroke
Ratikka R 50 m Free Style
100 m Free Style
100 m Breast Stroke

Girls Relay Event

Sejal Bahl
Ratikka R
Rithvika R Murugaiyan
Vasika V G

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


Boys Individual Events


Kaustubh K Iyer

50 m Breast Stroke

Under 16 Category

Girls Individual Events

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

Girls Relay Event

Mahak Bhandari
M Geetanjali
Padmashree P
K V Kovarthana

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

Boys Individual Events


Haswanth P

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

Gangadhar Sriram 200 m Free Style


Boys Relay Event


Haswanth P
Prakhar Jain
Gangadhar Sriram

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


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


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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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


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

6th July 2015: An introduction of the happenings of the week was presented by Mrs. Shanti Krishnamurthy (HOD of the Mathematics department) in the assembly. It was followed by a humourous video presentation by Mr. Vivekanandan, which motivated the children to create a love for the subject.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

Special aarti in the evening started with a skit by the “MAKE IT HAPPEN” course team.

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

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


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


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


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


As per the result of the general elections held on 29th April 2015, the following students have been elected as class representatives for the Academic Year 2015 - 2016.

5 A - Krish Vinod Patel, Priyal Saraf
5 B - Ayush Manojbhai Satani, S. V. Rinuthranavi
6 A - Dhruvil Dipakbhai Patel, Varaanya Shroff
6 B - E. G. Jaswenth Vishnu, Malini Kalliyath
6 C - Shivansh Gogia, Navya Naweli
7 A - Mrugesh Sandip Thakor, Gouri  K. Nambuthiripad
7 B - Dev Mitul Kalaria, Kirtana Anantharaman
7 C - Rachit Sangani, Prachi Dokania
8 A - Mridul Dubey, L.R. Rithu
8 B - Aditya Kumar, Jyoshitha M.
8 C - Pranov Krishna, Harshita Pasari
9 A - Sanjay Srinivasan, Palak Jain  
9 B - Anish Murugesan, Kaviya Senthil Nathan
9 C - S. Shri Vathsan, Nandini Singhania
9 D - Hrithik Jindal, Riti Gupta
10 A - Ayush Jain G., Deepanshi Bansal
10 B - M. Kishore, Shruti Bhudolia
10 C - Karthik K. R., Apoorva Mohandas Polekar
11 Sc - B. Shri Azhagar, Ratikka R.
11 Mgmt - Chinmay Kabra, Gayatri Koilath              
IB 1st Yr - Sathvik Pooranan, V. Sahasra
12 Sc - Abhinav Ravichandran, Sai Sourya Talluri
12 Mgmt - Mahinder Udasi, Shreya Agarwal
IB 2nd Yr - Ande Harshvardhan, K. Anagha Suresh


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’.

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 29/4/15. 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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To inculcate the attitude of service, CIRS celebrated the Seva Week from 20th to 25th of April 2015. Students of class 5 to class 12 along with all the teachers were a part of this celebration.
Various programs were organised at all levels which included making of paper bags which was given to the shops outside the school and bookmarks were made with quotes on Seva and this was given to the school library.

A video presentation on Seva and Personalities who have rendered great service to mankind was shown to the students and it was followed by a discussion and quiz.
More than 25 Posters were made by the students on Seva and they were displayed at various places all over the school.

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

Selected students in the senior school helped the annas of the dining hall by serving food to the junior school students during their dinner time.

The week ended with an open forum discussion on ‘What is the meaning of real Seva?’
Though seva week came to an end, the spirit of service still lingers in every student’s heart.


A two day workshop on creativity and imagination was held under the auspices of the British Council at Radison Blue hotel near the Chennai airport on the 14th to 15th April 2015. The workshop was primarily for the teacher community. Teachers and educators from all over the county attended the workshop. “The conference of Radison Blue came alive with pertinent decisions regarding the concept of creativity”, said Ritika Chandan Parruk the assistant director (representative of India). She said that during the workshop one of the main highlight she stressed on was that, teaching creativity and creative learning was two different concepts. She said that our team made this difference visible during the workshop through interactive secessions brainstorming and innovative games. She exclaimed, “The thrust of the ideas was also on the need to create resources to complement the creative process in the classrooms.” She also said that the amorphous landscape of thought acquired somewhat sharp focal points that would trail blaze the process.

Miss Concherane Rose and Mr Peter P, the two resource persons representing the British Council facilitated the two day session. Mr Peter said that while looking at the Indian class room situation we tried highlighting the need to create a creative interactive ethos that cautioned the teachers in the classroom to “diagnose and not prescribe”. To unleash creativity, alternative environments, co construction of knowledge, creation of resource base, innovative and imaginative and “re imaginative” approaches could bring about a change in the ethos of the Indian class room scenario. Mrs Roopa Gosain from the English Department and Miss Paramita Das attended the workshop from our school. "It was a lot of food for thought," they said.


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

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


An organisation called K-12 compiles the class12 Board results and ranks schools on the average performance of the students. This year with 91.596%, CIRS has got 5th Rank among 5433 schools offering class12 with the CBSE Board. Last year we were on the 17th rank in all India level with 88.9% as the average of the school.


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


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

Science Stream:

No of Students Appeared:   22
No Of students Passed:  22
No Of students who secured above 90%:  14
No of students who secured 75-90%  :   8
Average marks: 91.18%

Topper name and percentage:  Master Ariharan N : 96% & Mater Ayush Anand : 96%

Management Stream:

No of Students Appeared:  24
No Of students Passed: 24
No Of students who secured above 90%: 19
No of students who secured 75-90%  :  5
Average marks: 91.98 %

Topper name and percentage: Kum Yukti Sarawgi : 96.40%



On 29/04/2015, Wednesday, the Department of Languages had organized a Hindi Debate for the senior school students. The Debate started at 7.00 pm in the Multi-Purpose Hall after Chinmaya Aarti. There were two participants from each house to speak in favour of and against the topic. The topic was ‘Bound Family versus Nuclear Family’.

The participants presented their arguments convincingly and made the even lively and interesting. We had Mr. Rakesh Kumar Das and Mrs. Sangeetha Shukla, both from the Department of Mathematics as the judges.

Prizes for the first, second and third positions were given and also consolation prizes were included. Two of our class nine students did a wonderful job as the anchors and their efforts were also recognized with a gift to each.

The principal Smt. Shanthi Krishnamoorthy gave away the prizes.


The Physical Education Department conducted the Cross Country Race on 29th April 2015. The results of the first 20 positions are as follows.

Junior Girls
Sitara. A .Karthikeyan, Prachi Dokania, S Aishwarya, Harshita Pasari, S.Pon Siva Priyaa, S K Shrinitha, Sadhana Shivani L, Stuti Bhavesh Chovatiya, S Neha, N Indirani, S Nandita, Prachi Mohta, Navya Khemka, Mrithika V.G, Sakthi S, Sathvika J, Shankari Karthikeyan, Surtarangini Devi, Ishika Madaan, Shasna S.N.

Junior Boys
Pranov Krishna, Mann Vinod Goyal, Abhinav Narayanan Kutty, Anirudh P.K, Sushain Garg, Prateek Tripathi, Arjun Kumar, P. Sudharshan, Sahaj Surana, Ayush Yadav, Aditya Kumar, Anssh Anand, Arnav Alok Ghurde, Manan  Bhanderi, Shravan Shriyushkumar Gajera, Omesh Muppirisetti, Venkatesh Marella, Mehul M Patel, Maanit Chovatiya, Tarun Rajkumar.


Our students participated in the Junior State Non Ranking Tennis tournament held at Levo Sports, Kalapatti , Coimbatore on 19th and 21st April 2015. The results are as follows:

Under 14 Girls
Singles : Meghaa H Asher - First position


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 15 - Purushottama Yoga) are being read during the morning assembly.


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

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

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

Classes 9 & 10

Chintada Seshank Bharadwaj (VII A) - 1st position

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

Classes 11 & 12

Roshan (IB 1st Yr) - 1st position

Kaustubh K Iyer (XII Science) - 2nd position


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

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



Flood light Soccer is one of the most awaited events in CIRS. This year the Soccer Tournament was well organized and conducted on 20th & 21st April ’15. The players played very well with good sportsmanship spirit. The audience also enjoyed the tournament. Boys and girls of all age groups and Houses took part in the event. This year there was a fluctuation in the results compared to the previous years.

The results are as follows:

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


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

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


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


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

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

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


CIRS has the unique feature of conducting a week long orientation program at the beginning of the new academic year that targets the specific needs of the students.

A. Orientation for Junior School New Students

To make the new students of junior school adjust to the residential school setup, we conducted various fun filled activities like watching movie and cartoons and a wonderful variety show put up by the class 9 students. They also had interactive sessions on ';health and hygiene'; and ';time management.';

Beside this, an informative session on ';norms in dorm';s, ';The CIRS Way'; along with CIRS tour was organised. During this time, we also gave a platform for the new students to put up a talent show, where they exhibited their skills and talents.

These sessions helped them to know CIRS better and also for CIRS to know them better.

B. Orientation for students of Class 9 and 10

As class 9 and 10 are into their crucial year, we started their orientation by an address by our dear Principal explaining them on what it means to be in senior school.

Many sessions were conducted to make the students aware of the Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation (CCE), knowing ones aptitude and career options with focus on higher education in India and Abroad.

A workshop was also conducted on creativity and intellectual development, ways of knowing, time management, yoga - a way of life and an open forum discussion on ‘child labor’ and ‘wonders of nature’. They also had a fun filled activity like ‘paint ball’ and ‘trekking’.

The orientation program ended with a session on ‘being with oneself’, where they reflected on their further course of action.

C. Orientation for Class 11 new students

To make the new students of class 11 know each other and their school, CIRS, we had a ice breaking session, tour of CIRS, life in CIRS and a session on ‘Knowing the Master: Sw. Chinmayananda’. They had an opportunity to interview our Principal to clarify their doubts and queries and also our Headmistress gave an overview of CIRS from 1996 till date. Sw. Anukoolanandaji conducted a workshop on creativity which was filled with lots of activity. There were also workshops conducted by the Music and Art Department.

Team building games and trekking was enjoyed by all the students.

The orientation program ended with a session on ‘being with oneself’, where they reflected on their Goal and their Aspiration.


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

Under 17
Utkarsh Gupta, Sidsabeeshan, Gowtham Gupta

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

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


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 Wednesday 8/04/ 2015 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 2015 – 16.

Class 6 - Shyamalan, Anirudh, Tipireni, Yuvan, Meet, Jaswenth Vishnu, Sujay, Jash, Hari, Prashil


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

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

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

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


As a build-up to the unveiling of Mahatma Gandhi’s bronze statue at Britain’s Parliament Square in London on 14 March 2015, British Council India in association with the British High Commission organised various online competitions for school students to participate and be a part of this historic event. CIRS submitted entries for all the four categories of this competition. The submission date was 7th March 2015. The results are not yet released. The topics were as follows:

Category 1 - For Classes 1-5-Paintings on the Life of Mahatma Gandhi
Category 2 - For Classes6-8‐Collage on Indian Independence and Mahatma Gandhi
Category 3 - For Classes 9‐12 Video message on the theme “What message would Gandhiji give to our country if he was alive today?”
Category 4 - Showcasing past events of the school(via a ten slide presentation in PowerPoint)


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

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

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

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

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


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 2014 - 2015.

Malini Kalliyath
Rishitha Kota
Shivansh Gogia
Surtarangini Devi
Nihar Mukund
S Neha
L R Rithu
Parekh Dhruvi Hireh
Shristi Sarawgi
T Abishek
Ashwini Sridar Athreya
Ishika Manish Agarwal
Krishna Priya Mohan
Vasika V G
Deekshita M
11 Sc
Mudit Sameer Bhartia
Venkata Supreeth Kesapragada
Yashvi Gupta
11 Mgmt
Vedant Rungta
Kaushik Saboo
Videet Lohariwal
Ayush Ranjan
Lakshmi Priya R
Aditya Kanti Datta


At CIRS the new Academic Year commences with the Gayatri Havan performed at the quadrangle of the Mathura Block. On 6th of April the students of CIRS participated in the Gayatri Havan seeking the blessings of the Lord before beginning the new session.

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


On the 4th and 5th April, CIRS gates opened to the new aspirant population. The gates of CIRS saw the expectant faces of the 'students to be' and the anxiety writ faces of the prospective parents of CIRS. The usually quiet campus was abuzz with activity as the Staff and Administration of CIRS ushered in the keen guests with warmth and love. A host of activities were organised to make the parents and the new students feel comfortable and prepared to step into their new roles and lives at CIRS.

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

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Everyone at CIRS celebrated Hanuman Jayanti in full spirit and devotion. On 4th April morning, we had a special pooja at MPH. The next day groups of students from Junior school as well as Senior school chanted Hanuman Chalisa in turns during the afternoon and evening sessions. The chanting of Hanuman Chalisa happened from 3.00 to 6 pm continuously. Each group chanted 7 times thus reaching a total of 54 times. The celebration ended with a splendid bhajan session during the evening aarti.


An adventurous camp was conducted from 30-03-2015 to 03-04-2015 in the school organized by National Adventure Foundation, Tamil Nadu and Puduchery chapter for the entire students of (Classes V to VII)).

The activities included:
1. Sulur Lake for water sports.

2. Adventure Zone
     Mechanised Bunjee,  Zorbing, Obstacle Course
     Bamboo Walk , River crossing,  Kayaking, Rappelling

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

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

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


Ram Navami started with a culture talk in the morning. Our students presented it by identifying Shri Rama as an ideal son, husband, warrior, student and a noble enemy.  With this introduction, the ceremony of Lord Rama’s birth started at 11 with a show put up by the students of class 9 and 11. The anchors asked a few teachers and students about their views on the ideal qualities on Lord Rama. It was surprising to know that those who answered the questions gave remarkable answers impromptu. After this inspiring session, the students translated the whole Rama JanmaCopai (Story of Rama’s birth) into English and they also presented some of the verses in the form of a graceful dance. When the clock struck 12, Lord Rama was born and the celebrations began! The students sang songs that soothed the minds and hearts of the enthusiastic speculators. All offered flowers and sought His blessings. The evening started of with the rhythmic Rama Nama Japa and followed a presentation by Shreyans and Vignesh of Class 10 on the story of the devotional Sabari and Lord Rama. Sejal Bahl  of Class 10 complimented it by writing and reciting her poem on Shri Rama.Then, the viewers experienced the musical display put up by our students and two members of the Yuva Kendra who graced this evening by attending and participating in singing bhajans. Thus, the eventful day ended with a lilting note.

HOBBY CLUBS 2014 – 15

In the last academic year 2014-15, 27 hobbies were offered for all classes except IB students. The duration of each hobby is one hour and the timing is the same for junior school and senior school. On every Wednesday, students will have their hobby classes from 3.20 to 4.20 pm.

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

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

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







Apart from the hobby classes, there were music classes in Veena, Violin, Flute and Guitar conducted by Shivanjali Music Group for classes V to VIII.

Most of the hobbies had two teachers–in-charge so as to maintain an unhindered progress of the hobbies and to ensure that at least one teacher is available during the occasional absence of the other teacher.

As and when needed, experts and trainers were invited for more exposure and benefit of the students.

A number of new hobbies are expected to be introduced in the forthcoming academic year as many teachers have volunteered to do so. The hobby clubs flourish with the support and encouragement of the management and the principal of the school.


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

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


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


The students of Grade 10 and 12 began their exams last week. Amidst all the hustle and bustle of exams, these students had the privilege of meeting Swami Tejomayanandaji, more lovingly known as “Guruji” who had come on a short visit to the ashram. His words inspired the audience and his smiles showered blessing onto them.

The session ended with Guruji singing “Ek baar, baar baar, hari naam japo re” giving the students focus and energy to face the upcoming exams.


Coimbatore District Level Chess tournament was held at Amrita Vidyalaya on 7th and 8th March. Out of the 500 students who participated in this event, 12 students were from CIRS.  The event was held in Swiss format (3 rounds conducted on Saturday and 3 rounds conducted on Sunday).
In the under 17 category, Aryaman Parekh scored 5 out of 6 points and stood fourth among the participants. Among the other participants of CIRS Arjun, Adarsh and Harsh scored 4 out 0f 6 points.


The Coimbatore Inter Chinmaya Knockout Tournament was held at CIRS on Sunday, 1st March 2015.  A total of 3 teams (Chinmaya Vidyalaya - Vadavalli, Chinmaya Matriculation, CIRS) consisting of 250 students participated in this tournament. The tournament included Basketball and Football. CIRS won the overall championship winning all categories namely – Sub Junior Boys, Sub Junior Girls, Junior Boys, Junior Girls both in Football as well as Basketball.


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.


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

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

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

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


The Fine Art Week was observed from 16.02.2015 – 21.02.2015. From 16.02.2015 to 18.02.2015, an art exhibition was put up by the students which included a number of paintings, pottery, tie & dye pieces and origami.  All these exhibits were prepared by the students during their art classes.

On 17.02.2015, the students of class VIII were exposed to Origami, Finger Puppet and Pottery.  They were shown examples and were taught the basics of the above.  The objective was to develop skills to handle various art works. 

On 19.02.2015, an assembly presentation was given by Rohit and Shreya of class VIII.  They explained Indian Folk Art forms namely Madhubani and Worli  painting  through a talk and power point presentation.

On 20.02.2015, The students of IB I year, Lakshmi Priya, Anagha, Jhanvi  and Anuja gave a presentation on Anamorphosis, a technique used on a  surface to create 3 dimensional illusions.  They explained the  works done by artists like Nagai Hydesuki and Julian Beever using this technique. 

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


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


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


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


Holi celebrations at CIRS span across 2 days – Holika Dahan (5th March 2015) and Holi Dhuleti (6th March 2015).

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

On the following day Swami Anukoolanandaji explained the importance of Holi and its association with various legends emphasizing the greatness of our culture. This was followed by a pooja and arati. The 11th grade students conducted a quiz based on the story of Holika. Children enjoyed playing with holi powder which is considered as Prasad from one of the biggest yaga called ‘Soma Yaga’.

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Spell Bee Casts Its Spell Again!!!

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

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

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

Classes 5 & 6
Name of Student

Chintada Seshank Bharadwaj
Surtaringini Devi
Mayank Chowdhary





Classes 7 & 8
Name of Student

Isgika Agarwal
Nandini Singhania
Abishek T





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


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.


On 25th Februrary students of classes 5, 6 and 7 had a Fancy Dress Competition. They were ready with colourful and appropriate costumes and dialogues. Children took up various roles from politician to soldier to cartoon character to witches to fairy to broomstick to policeman to butterfly to Lord Krishna to Lord Ganesha to Spiderman to actor and to what not. We had more than 30 participants performing to their best abilities. All were appreciated by the audience. The first 6 positions were bagged by Khushi Amruth, Preeti, Sathvika, Nandita, Surtaringini and Sitara.


On 24th of February, at 6:00 pm, the students of IB first year took part in a face to faith videoconference session with Loyla School in Chicago. The topics of discussion were culture, traditions, religions and values imbibed by them in our communities.

It was a one-hour session within which many areas of the topics were covered through the narration of personal experience. The students learnt about family systems and how various communities live in harmony.

The students started off with the notion that their communities were quiet different from each other’s, but throughout the discussion they learnt not only a lot about their communities but also the surprising similarities in them. It was a very interactive session where everyone learnt about the values that are instilled by the various practices in our communities.


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

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

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

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On the 9th of February, the Amrita School of Communication addressed the students of 11th grade with the aim of familiarizing them to the nuances of Media Literacy. The workshop was conducted by Mrs. Chitra and Mr. Jaikrishnan,  experienced faculty of ASCOM. The talk helped students to understand technical terms like 'snacking' , ' metrics ' and 'analytics' amongst many others.  The caution required while using social media was highlighted as were the various  job openings in this sector. The session was interactive and lots of examples and video's were used to convey the information. The Headmistress gave the faculty members a token of appreciation for the informative session conducted by them.

BEST CLASS AWARD 2014 - 2015

Class 8C was declared as the Best Class for the Academic Year 2014-2015. The award was based on the classroom decoration, blackboard arrangement, academic performance, overall discipline and maintenance of desk and cupboards which included number of Subhashi badge holders in a class.


As a tribute to the selfless work of the great spiritual master, students and staff of CIRS were taken to the screening of the revolutionary movie “On a Quest” at KG theatre, Coimbatore. The movie unfolded the transformation of young Balan to a universally renowned spiritual master.


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

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

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

All the students immensely enjoyed this Hands-On workshop.


On 7/2/15, a team comprising of Sanjay Srinivasan (VIII), Sri Vaibhav(V) and Pragadeeshwaran (IX) took part in the KQ quiz held in PSG college of Arts and Science.  Our team secured 12 ½ out of 25 in the preliminary round.  Though our team did not advance to the finals, our participants got ready for an exclusive  quiz on Kovai at a short notice.  The questions that were asked in this event will be shared in the subsequent sessions of the quiz club.


On 5/2/15, three teams from CIRS took part in “Times Quiz 2015” which was held in GD Auditorium. 

Team 1 comprised of Jayanth and Aditya Nair of std XI. Team 2 comprised of Sanjay Srinivasan  and Sudarshan E of std VIII. Team 3 comprised of Pragadeeshwaran and Koushik Karan of std IX.

Out of 300 teams ( 600 participants), six teams were chosen to take part in the finals.  In the preliminary round, our team comprising of Jayanth and Aditya Nair got selected to play in the finals. In the finals, we secured 5th position. Coimbatore edition of Times of India dated 6/2/15 carried   a detailed coverage of the event with a photograph of all the finalists including the CIRS team.


To mark the re-opening of the newly renovated Gokul (MPH) a Ganapathi Havan was conducted on 21st January 2015 in the morning. This was followed by the Guru Paduka Puja.


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

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


The XIX Annual Khel Mela Athletic Meet 2014-2015 began on 3rd February 2014 with the arrival of the chief guest, Col LB Gairola and the prayer song led by Kavya Kumar of Class X.  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 student dean Aditya Kanti Datta. The meet was declared open by the chief guest after the oath taken by the students led by the junior sports secretary Alark Dhaval  Thakkar and the opening speech by senior secretary S. Sanjana.

After this, the students performed a drill on patriotism and secularism in India 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 wave board 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 Saree drill.

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

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

The meet was declared close by Swami Swaroopanandaji after the flag retreating ceremony done by the junior council and the NCC cadets and the closing speech by junior secretary Rithvika  R. Murugaiyan.

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This year, our CIRS theme was to THINK BIG, NOW IS A TIME. Based on this theme, during winter vacation our junior school students were given three tasks-

  1. Create a Masterpiece in any of the skills that they have.
  2. To do something (or learn something) for the first time which they never did before which will make them grow and break their barriers from within.
  3. Interview one person who according to them thought BIG and DID BIG.

We were extremely delighted to see that from Painting, drawing, sketching, dancing, singing, writing poem, writing novel to cooking to photography to  undertaking Adventurous activities to learning new skills and much more was done by our students under the first and the second category. They also interviewed their family members to outside personalities like IAS officers to politicians to artists to doctors to scientist for their third task.


The Thyagaraja Aradhana was celebrated on January 28th at the multipurpose hall. The performance was done during the common arati time. Around 35 to 40 children (both juniors and seniors) participated in this program. Thyagaraja Aradhana is celebrated to mark the birthday of the Saint Thyagaraja, who is considered to be the father of Carnatic Music. The famous keerthana “BANDURITHI KOLU” was presented by Kaavya Kumar as a solo performance, which was mind blowing and the first Pancharathna keerw thana “JAGADHANANDHA KARAKA” was rendered in a beautiful manner. Swami Anukoolanandaji and Mr. Ganesh accompanied the children in Mridangam and Kanjira. Our hobby teachers from Shivanjali, Mr. Ragunathan and Mr. Devasenapathy accompanied the children in flute and violin respectively.


On 18th of January students of CIRS got an opportunity to participate in the “Akhand” (without any break) Gayatri Havan performed at the Chinmaya Gardens Ashram for about 6 hours.

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


On 17th January 2015, more than 60 students of junior school participated in the Creative Art Competition. Very enthusiastically, everyone assembled in the quadrangle with their art material. Each of these wonderful children was busy for more than an hour in painting, sketching, quilling, origami etc.  It was a joy to see the creative work which came up at the end.

The following students were awarded prizes.

Class 5
Class 6
Class 7
Class 8
Adhav Ram
Tripti A

Aryan B
S.K. Shrinitha

Karan Nair
Aaryan A
Abhipsha M



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

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


Martyr’s day was observed on 30th January 2015 in CIRS.  During the morning assembly Nihar Hegde of Std X delivered a short speech on the greatness of Mahatma Gandhi.  In the course of his speech, he highlighted the noble ideals of Gandhiji and the path he chose to achieve those ideals.  He also stressed the need to enhance the on-going cleanliness drive which Gandhiji insisted long ago.  In the end, every one observed a minute silence as a mark of respect to a great soul whose greatness is widely appreciated by people across the globe.


66th Republic Day was celebrated @ CIRS by installing a fierce spirit of patriotism and civic consciousness.  Prior to the Flag Hoisting, three anchors namely Aarshi of X, Mahindar Udasi  of XI and Krithick of Std VIII briefed the gathering on the significance of the day.  The anchors shared the views of the students of std V and VI on what India is today and what India should be in future. This was followed by the sharing of the contents of the Purna Swaraj resolution of the Indian National Congress in 1929.  In the end,  two poems written by Saravana Raja of Std VII and Anirudh SK of std VII were read out.

Smt. Jaya Ravishankar, our Headmistress unfurled the National Flag.  She also accepted the guard of honour from the marching participants of the four houses, CIRS band and NCC cadets.

Smt. Rajeshwari addressed the gathering.  In her speech, she expressed the need to develop a sense of collective belonging. She also emphasised the need for goal –setting which can take the nation to greater heights. 

Swami Anukoolandaji expressed  the need to be contributing citizens by being nation-oriented and utterly unselfish.  Swamiji urged the present generation to come out of comfort zones and contribute for the process of nation building.

Tiny tots of Balmandir came with a power-packed performance on the history of National Flag of India.  Each participant appeared with a Flag that was evolved in different periods of the freedom movement.  Tracing the evolution of the flag from Charka to Chakra was vividly brought out.

Members of the choir sang two patriotic songs. Music and melody added vibrancy to the occasion.  Smt.Jaya Ravishankar, our Headmistress made a special reference on the brisk and majestic march past of the four houses. On the whole, the Republic Day celebrations reflected the truest spirit of the day in every possible way.

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


The Trinity College of London conducted the western music exam during the months of November and December 2014.  A set of 31 children from our school participated in various exams like theory exam (written), vocal exam (singing), and guitar exam (instrumental). The children were taken to the Karunya University for the Theory Exam on 8th November 2014. Among the 10 children who participated, 2 children got merit and 1 child got distinction. The children appeared at the Trinity Exam Centre in the city for the Guitar Exam on 14th November 2014. Amongst the 15 participants from our school, 2 children got merit and 1 child got distinction. The Vocal Exam was conducted at the Karunya University on 1st December 2014. Among the 6 children who participated, 2 children got merit and 1 got distinction.  All the winners shall be awarded with certificates. The winners are as follows:

Aditya Kumar (Class VII)  - Grade 1, Passed with merit.    
Tarun Rajkumar (Class VII) - Grade 2, Passed with merit.  
Roshan Kundoor Menon (Class X) - Grade 2, Passed with distinction.

Divina (Class VII) - Grade 1, Passed with distinction.
Pranathy (Class VIII) - Grade 3, Passed with merit.
Aishwarya.S (Class VII) - Grade 3, Passed with merit.

Pulkit Choudary (Class IX) - Grade 3, Passed with merit.
Jairaj Kulkarni (Class X) - Grade 3, Passed with distinction.
Shreyans (Class IX)  -  Grade 5, Passed with merit.


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


The Sahodaya Inter-School Creative Writing competition was held at National Model Senior Secondary School, Coimbatore on 18th October 2014. 

From our school Pranathy C of class 8, Shreya Pooranan of class 8, Sejal Bahl of class 9 and Roshan Menon of class 10 participated in the competition.

Out of 40 schools and 82 participants, Roshan  Menon of class 10  bagged the third position.


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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


On 28/11/14 three of our students participated in the Heritage quiz. This heritage quiz was organised by CBSE and was held at Kola Perumal Chetty Vaishnav Sr.Secondary School, Chennai. Three of our students represented our school.

The following students participated in the Heritage Quiz:

1.  Jayanth        11th Science
2.  Harsh Jain   11th Management
3.  Parikshith    11th Management


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


As part of ISA (International School Award) project, the students of grade 7 put up a street play on the theme ‘Conservation of Water’. The students enthusiastically participated with their props and rap songs on save water. They started the play with an energetic dance and beating of drums to attract the attention of the public. The play was in simple Tamil and English, stressing on rain water harvesting, drip irrigation and pollution of water. One student from a nearby college was so inspired by our students that he came, congratulated them and said that he too will take up some initiative to spread the awareness on this theme in his college.


We are happy to announce that  CIRS is the only school team which made it possible to play the prestigious Coimbatore District Football Association Men’s “B” Division League Championship 2014-2015.

The entry to this year’s championship was credit by last year’s team which came as top two teams in Coimbatore District Football Association men’s “C” division league championship 2014-2015.  

“B” Division League Matches was certainly a platform to our boys to exhibit their talent against competitive youth opponents. 3 prominent colleges and 5 vintage football club competed with each other.   

The championship helped three of our budding players to book their names for the under-19 probable for Coimbatore District Team.


                                     Tournament Summary

Match Played

Match Won

Match Draw

Match Loss

Goals Forward

Goal Against










The young CIRS athletes are receiving vigorous training from Mr Jayakumar K. A. and T.G. Ajesh (Chief Petty Officer) Indian Navy, Kochi. Our students shall be receiving guidance from these coaches till November 29th 2014. Mr Jayakumar K. A. and T.G. Ajesh have been sent by Commander Ajay Kumar Bahl (Father of Sejal Bahl) with the objective to enhance our students’ athletic skills.


Alark of grade IX and Yash Kalyani of grade X participated in the Sahodaya Interschool Math Science Quiz held at PSG Public Scool on 17.11.2014. 19 teams participated in the quiz out of which our school stood secured the 9th position. Our school did not make it to the semi finals. Overall the quiz was very interesting and informative where the students were exposed to a different view of Science.


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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Folk dances are performed for every possible occasion, to celebrate the arrival of seasons, a wedding and festivals. On 18th, November a group folk dance competition was conducted for junior school students to provide a platform to showcase their talents.

A total of seven teams participated in the competition performing different folk dances. The details are as follows:

  1. Kashmiri ki kali ( Class 5 Girls)
  2. Kairali Attam  (Class 6 Girls)
  3. Marathi Mandal (Class 6 Girls)
  4. Tamil Natya Devadhagal (Class 7 Girls)
  5. Rajasthani Chori (Class 7 Girls)
  6. Punjabi Folk (Class 8 Girls)
  7. Gujarathi Folk (Class 8 Girls)

Classes 5 and 6 were grouped as Category I and Classes 7 and 8 were grouped as Category II. From Category I the first position was bagged by the Kairali Attam group dancers and Nanditha (Class 6) received the promising dancer title.

From Category II the first position was bagged by the Gujarthi folk dance group and the second place was bagged by the Punjabi group folk dancers. Srithiga (Class 8) received the promising dancer title.


On Saturday 15th, November five NCC Cadets from our school participated in the NCC day Celebrations at Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore.

Various activities were planned out throughout the day and our students actively participated in some of them. The details are given below:

  1. Bala Venkat  - Class IX   - Essay writing( Tamil)
  2. Rohit            - Class VIII - Elocution( English)
  3. Prakhar       - Class VIII - Drawing
  4. Srivatsan     - Class VIII - Drawing
  5. Sanjay         - ClassVIII  - Essay writing( English)

300 students from 17 schools participated out of which Rohit emerged in 2nd position in English Elocution and Prakhar emerged in 1st position in Drawing Competition.  


On the 15th Nov 2014 the Amphi Theatre was abuzz with the students of 10 B performing Julius Caesar by Shakespeare. The stars were 'constant' as the actors played their part and lived their roles. The red mantled Caesar played by Shaurya Gupta , the dynamism of Brutus played by Nihar Hegde ,the enthralling performance of Utkarsh Gupta as Mark Anthony and the charming Calpurnia played by Soumya B was indeed mesmerising. The manipulations of Cassius played by Yash K and Anant D had the audience totally glued to the proceedings. The costumes and the backdrop proved to be assets and added to the charm of Shakespearean theatre. The play was witnessed by the senior school and was directed by Mrs. Roopa Gosain.


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.


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.


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.


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


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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

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

Session with Swamiji on 29.07.14 & 31.07.2014

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

Session with Principal on 05.08.2014

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

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

Session with our alumni on 16.08.2014

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

Visit by UK Delegates on 26.08.2014

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

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

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

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

Session by Resource Persons from One Step Up

24.09.2014 & 25.09.2014

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


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

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


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


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 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.


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

The results are as follows:

Girls Individual Events

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

Girls Relay Event

Ackshita Senthilnathan
Jhanvi Punjabi

4 * 50 m Free Style


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.

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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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


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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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.


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.


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.

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.


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.


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.   



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 0bring 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.


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

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


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

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



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

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


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


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


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.


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.


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 – 2015

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

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

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

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

Winning Team

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

Best Jersey


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

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

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

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

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



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

Activity based learning in Science at CIRS

Science at CIRS is going to change the way your child thinks. Gone are the days of lessons taught in the classroom. It is hands-on experience that brings lessons alive. So - come new session, students of Classes 5 to 8 will participate in a unique enrichment program where they will do their own experiments before a concept is taught, during the lessons and after the concept has been discussed in class. All this, apart from the usual activities prescribed by the NCERT textbooks. This is guaranteed to make science exploration a way of life at CIRS.
That is certainly not all:
Classes 5 and 6 also get to participate in this fantastic new learning experience promoted by the National Geographic Magazine where they get 7 issues per year and after reading the magazine, they get quizzed on the contents rich in Science and Environment. This is a truly international experience and the children are expected to grow from this universal outlook with a truly global understanding of their being.
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CIRS received the TOP SCHOOLS OF INDIA 2013 AWARD from Digital Learning,  Asia’s premier magazine on education.  Digital Learning magazine presents the top schools of India with a  purpose to highlight the positioning of schools after analysing them on various parameters for the overall development of a child.


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


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

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

U-19 Team

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

U-14 team

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

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.