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DRAWING AND PAINTING COMPETITION

CIRS took part in the Drawing & Painting Competition orgainzied by the Kovai Vidyashram on 19th August, 2017.  300 students from 38 schools in and around Coimbatore took part in it. 

In the category IV for classes 6 to 8, ARNAV ALOK GHURDE won the third prize. 

In the category V for classes 9 and 10, Sakthi S won the first prize.

CIRS family congratulates the winners for their achievement.

 

CYBER EDUCATION - AN AWARENESS PROGRAM

Cyber threat” – It is not just knowledge. It is high time that our students should know about this threat and should take the precautions. After all, knowing isn’t doing. Doing is doing. We were delighted to have Mr. Sudhakar amidst to interact with our students on Cyber Education.

The session started with the words of wisdom from our Resident Director, Swami Anukoolananda, on becoming a “Yogi”. He beautifully explained who is a Yogi. Yogi is the most successful person. Yogi constantly unites oneself with the higher. Yogi will lead a balanced life. Finally, Yogi will be 100% involved in the action they do. Showing the children the path of real world, Swamiji blessed our children to become a Yogi.

Then the most awaited session, session by Mr. Sudhakar on Cyber Awareness get started. He began the session by projecting the survey on different aspects of social media. We were dismayed looking into the survey and understood that maximum number of people is spending time online valueless and hooked up with social media. Mr. Sudhakar emphasized on different issues and the consequences of being online and interacting with the unknown. He also highlighted the privacy issues that people face when they get into the social media and one should be very careful about the data they share. He also stressed that more a person is online more he/she get affected physically or mentally. He finished the session by saying that it is always advisable to have a face to face conversation.

Then the students had an activity. Each group was given different topics on Security and Cyber Bullying. Each group came out with different solutions for the security and cyber bullying issues. Each group prepared a small presentation in the chart given and they presented it wonderfully. At the end of the day, the students understood the risks of being active in social media and they also understood the safety measures that they have to take to prevent themselves from being the victims.

SOCIAL SCIENCE WEEK CELEBRATIONS

As part of the Social Science week celebrations, the department of Social Science organized a series of activities that can stimulate and sustain interest in Social Science, as a whole.    The following are the objectives of the Social Science week celebrations.

  • To create awareness on the need to track current affairs as it is an important component of Social Science.
  • To make the learners aware of the fascinating areas of social science that they can experience in their day to day life.
  • To make the learners appreciate the intricacies of the subject and its links with other subjects such as Fine arts,  Music, English literature and Psychology.
  • To inculcate patriotism and a spirit of universal outlook in the minds of the learners.

On 14/08/17, the students of std V were challenged with the task of rewinding the events that they had experienced and were a part of since their early childhood.  The activity titled “Reverse Gear” was conducted to determine whether the students can set the clock of history backwards and recall events in a chronological sequence. To make the event more learner-centric, they were told to recall a series of events that had taken place in their own life starting from the current year.  Some participants felt that moving in the reverse gear is as not smooth as moving forward.

On 16/08/17, the students of std VI had a hands-on activity on “Acrostic Poem writing on Topics related to History and Geography “.  They were given a myriad of topics ranging from local to global.  This activity was conducted to determine the extent to which the learners are able to express themselves by using the pre-requisite subject skills with language expertise.  Students were given absolute freedom to pour down their thoughts as rhyme scheme was not a criteria to judge the best poem.  In the end, the participants came up with poems on India, USA, Gujrat, Earth and Jupiter.   

On 17/08/17, students of std VII had a Discussion on rare photographs of the pre-colonial period in India.  Photos of the colonial era depicting the life style of people across India were screened.  To break the monotony of viewing  photographs in quick succession, the learners were kept engaged in the form of sharing of  trivia and quizzing.  They were also asked to come up with suitable captions and one-liners for the photos.  The main aim of this activity was to communicate to the leaners that a picture is worthy thousand words.  In addition to this, the photo gallery  was also used as a means of rearranging events that happened in India during the colonial period. Starting from architectural glory, civic sense and life-style of people, the photos covered various aspects of the socio-economic life of Indians. Instilling a fierce sense of patriotism and a sense of belonging were the two guiding principles based on which this activity was designed.

On 18/08/17, the students of std VIII took part in an activity called “Histempore”.  True to its name, it was an extempore where a participant is given minimal  time to think of a topic and share his or her views on the topic.  To encourage all the students to participate in the event simultaneously, the mode of presentation was changed into writing unlike the extempore where the participant is expected to speak the topic that has been assigned to him/her. Hitler and Gandhiji, Surgical strikes, Purpose of studying history, old age homes and our responsibility, role of media in democracy and teacher –student relationship were some of the topics that were aimed at sensitizing the learners on some of the contemporary issues.
During the general studies class, the students of std XII were shown a video from ted talks on the circumstances leading to the mass exodus of North Koreans.  A video where a North Korean refugee shares her tale of agony was played.  This activity was carried out to sensitize the learners on the need to develop concern for the problems faced by the fellow human beings across the planet.  Bringing out an essence of universal outlook was the undercurrent of this activity.

On 19/08/17, students of std X were given a list of lyrics that contain the foot prints of the contemporary happenings. Times – they are changing, When the Nylons bloom again, 99 red balloons,  1913 massacre at the Italian Hall, Boney M on Raputin and songs from Bollywood that remind us of the Chinese aggression and the national anthem of Azad Hind Fauz were played with subtitles.  This was followed by a discussion on the undercurrent of the songs with reference to their period of composition.

Unwrap and Rap was an activity which was conducted for std IX.  Students were asked to unwrap a gift box and pick up a topic in which they need to compose a rap song.  A right blend of current and topics of yester years were chosen to bring out the lyric writer, musician and historian in them.  This activity was also aimed at testing the civic consciousness as many topics were related to the situations that arise in the day to day life of an average Indian.  UFO hits UNO, Hitler, French revolution, demonetization, trapped in volcanic island and visit to Antarctica were some of topics which were assigned to the students.

3rd and 4th students of Shishu Vatika were engaged in an activity called “Fastest fingers”.  Speed and accuracy were the twin factors that were put into test.    They were also asked to suggest probable endings for two stories of Akbar-Birbal series.
Notable imprints in the Social Science week:

  • To develop a proto-type of first ever skill-data bank in CIRS, a team of 6 students from std VIII and IX was constituted.  This team interacted with 60 students across the school and they compiled the skill levels of these students.  This activity was carried out to know the pulse of the current generation.  This was also carried out to figure out common trends in terms of fascination and passion.  The databank developed in this method will be preserved and the respondents will be allowed to delete or add areas of expertise in the upcoming years.  A copy of the databank will be sent to them by mail on demand. The spill- over of this activity will be carried out in the following week.
  • On 14th and 16th of August, a movable board with facts connected to Social Science/s was placed at the Quadrangle during the juice break. As everyone eagerly waiting for the dawn of the Independence day, articles and facts were handpicked from a patriotic stand point. 
  • Social Science quiz for Seniors held on 16/08/17 saw the introduction of a new round titled “Civil Services”. Questions were designed to test both hemispheres of the brain.   In the Geography round, questions were based on the common areas where Geography converges and shares certain commonalities with a host of subjects such as Science, Maths, Spirituality and Business studies. This was done to expose the students to the domain of civil services where the knowledge of social science is handy in clearing the preliminary as well as the subsequent preparation for the main exam.
  • Students took part in all the activities with a great deal of interest and enthusiasm.  The teachers of CIRS too evinced keen interest in sending their views on an activity called “OMG” (Oh My Gurudev!)

On the whole, we managed to conduct all the activities as planned.  We will continue our journey of exploration in terms of innovation and improvisations in all our class room interactions. The activities that we had planned as part of the SST week couldn’t have been possible without the wholehearted involvement of the student community.

INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATIONS AT CIRS

At CIRS, the Independence Day started with reverence to our national Flag. Madam Principal hoisted our National Flag. CIRS students presented a March-past followed by which CIRS choir comprising X grade children presented two patriotic songs.

Swami Anukoolananda Ji addressed the children on being strong within, to be righteous, to avoid bad things and to be uncompromisingly truthful to the nation. Only when the individual is strong within, strong nation emerges. When the nation is strong, there will be no corruption. So the corruption emerges from within and it is the responsibility of the individual to wipe out the corruption. Madam Principal also motivated the children and reminded them what it is to be an Indian. Followed by principal, Smt.Saranya addressed the students’ emphasizing the greatness of our nation. Junior school and the senior school were shown patriotic movies.

There was a special program on Independence Day in the evening. Raahi Tejas Shah of grade 5, Tanisha of grade 6 and Aadya of grade 7 shared an inspiring speech. Few students also filled the hall with patriotism by their songs. A speech by Gurudev was played for the children. Our Balmandir students captivated the audience with their dance performance.

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KRISHNA JANMASTAMI CELEBRATIONS

Krishna Janmashtami celebrations at CIRS started with the Lord Krishna Puja in the morning. Students were immersed in the puja and invoked Lord Krishna in their hearts.

Furthermore, this day become more remarkable as we, the CIRS family, had an opportunity to receive Kalam Sandesh Vahini: Vision 2020 of former president, Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam which was flagged off by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on July 27 at Rameshwaram was received by CIRS on this auspicious day. The bus, jointly designed by House of Kalam and Chinmaya Mission is a project to spread the message of Kalam, making people aware of his contribution to the educational and scientific growth of the nation. The mobile exhibition dep-*icts the early life, education and different phases and accomplishments at ISRO including Pokhran II in which Kalam played a major role. It was an eye-opener to all the students and was very inspiring. Our students and teachers were motivated by the inspiring messages, presentations and pictures of the former President

The most awaited part of the Day, the Birth of Sri Krishna was celebrated midnight. When the love is towards something low, we FALL in LOVE. But when the love is towards the higher, we gradually RISE in LOVE. And there are nine forms by which we can express the love to the lord which was beautifully projected by our children in the form of dance drama. Thus they had a perfect caption for the skit “Rise in LOVE”. This heart-melting performance instilled the love and devotion for our Krishna. After that, we witnessed the birth of Lord Krishna and had a mid night puja. Later, our students also had pot-breaking session which they thoroughly enjoyed.

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SAHODAYA TABLE TENNIS TOURNAMENT 2017

Our school students participated in the Coimbatore Sahodaya Table Tennis Tournament 2017 which was held at Saundaraja Vidyalayal at Dindugal on 12th August, 2017. Around 30 schools participated in the tournament. Our school students participated in under 14, under 16 and under 19 boys category.

They retained the runner-up positions in under 16 singles, under 19 singles and under 19 doubles. Two of our students, Venkatesh Marella of grade 10 – under 19 category and S. Aswath of grade 7 – under 14 category received the promising player award. They added yet another feather in their cap and bought laurels to the school.

SPARK INTER-SCHOOL QUIZ

On 12/8/17, Chennai IIT conducted an inter-school quiz titled “Spark”.  It was held in Suguna Pip School Auditorium. A total of 150 students from various schools took part in the event. After a preliminary round, 4 teams were selected to play in the finals which will be held in the IIT campus in Chennai.  CIRS was represented by 4 teams.  

The team comprising of Pragadeeshwaran and Tirth Sadaria of XII CBSE advanced to the next round. This quiz had a right mix of questions starting from Science to General Knowledge.  

Last year, we missed the qualifying round by a narrow margin.  This year, our quizzers proved their mettle and intellectual caliber by answering questions which were framed from a myriad of topics connected to technology and science.  

CHEMISTRY WORKSHOP - 21ST CENTURY LEARNING FOR TEACHERS

CBE SSC organized the One-Day Chemistry workshop as a part of the 21st Century Learning for Teachers on 9th August 2017. The resource person was Mrs. Maya George, subject expert in Chemistry, and presently the Principal of KV INS Dronacharya, Cochin. In her discourse, she discussed on how to train children to write answers highlighting the keywords, as Chemistry being a subject that demands a lot of specificity to the answers rather than diagrams. During the course she instilled the confidence and encouraged the teachers to inspire the Class XII students for their board exams.

HARRY POTTER INTER-SCHOOL QUIZ

Harry Potter has captured the imagination of the current generation.  When a quiz is conducted on the Harry potter series, the Harry potter quotient is put into test.  This is what happened in Brookfields on 5th of August when 4 teams from CIRS competed in the most awaited Inter-School Quiz, probably the first of its kind in this year's quizzing calender.

The team comprising of Sahiti of XI and Krishna Priya Mohan of XII qualified for the finals by clearing the prelims with a phenomenal score of 19 out of 20.  In the finals, they finished 4th in the event.  Sahiti won a series of gift hampers worth Rs.1,500.

When the CIRS teams stepped out of the quizzing venue, they realized that they had a mark by making their qualitative presence on and off the stage.

Teams that couldn't qualify were on their toes during the audience round.  On the whole, it was a delightful experience for the Harry Potter fans who were able to give prompt answers whenever the quiz master confronted them by unleashing tough  and unpredictable  questions from his data bank.

QUIT INDIA MOVEMENT RESOLUTION DAY

To mark the occasion of the QUIT INDIA MOVEMENT RESOLUTION day (09-August), a presentation was shared with the students of Junior school and senior school.   Morning assembly was used as a perfect platform to share the spirit of the day with the student community at large.  Prior to a short presentation, two students delivered a speech that revolved around the circumstances that led to the launching of quit India movement. 

Junior School: Kryta Iyenger and Anant Agarwal (Class VIII)
Senior School: Varun Iyer and Neha (Class IX)

The impact of this movement in the life of Gurudev was explained in the course of the presentation. The speakers also highlighted the impact of the movement with reference to states such as Bihar, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Orissa and Andra Pradesh.   In the end, they urged the present generation to cherish the noble ideals of the Indian freedom movement in their day to day life.   The presentation ended with a statement that no nation can be enslaved if the citizens have higher levels of awareness, unity and patriotic spirit.  This presentation was done to instil a fierce sense of pride on mother India and those who fought for the nation's freedom.

CIRS CELEBRATES RAKSHABANDHAN WITH JOY

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

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

Followed by Upakarma, all the students gathered in quadrangle to celebrate the unchangeable relationship, brother-sister relationship. Sisters applied tilak and tied rakhis on the right wrist of the brother and exchanged sweets.

There was a special program in the evening, where the brothers organized a show for their sisters in each grade separately. They presented the show with the skit, music, dance, poem and much more expressing their love for the sisters. Thus, the pure love was expressed and celebrated by the sisters and brothers.

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ANONYMOUS IT WIZ 2.0

4 teams from CIRS participated in the Anonymous IT Wiz 2.0 Quiz held on 04/08/2017 at the SNS College of Technology, Saravanampatti.  Around 50 teams participated in the prelims round out of which 8 teams qualified to the final round.

2 of our teams made it to the final round. Team 1 comprising of A. Charan and S. Pragadeeshwaran secured the third position. They were awarded a book by Jay Asher, an 8 GB pen drive and certificates. Team 2 comprising of Tirth Sadaria and Vinayak Krishnan secured the fourth position. They were awarded with a Certificate of Participation.

GURUDEV'S ARADHANA DAY

3rd August 2016 is very special for the whole Chinamya family, as it was on this day that Swami Chinmayananda took Mahasamadhi. The day started with “Swadhyayanam” where the children listened to Gurudev’s talk. Different videos on developing Good Habits, Goal Setting were shown to the children to reflect.

Followed by Swadhyayanam, Children were taken for “Parikramam” where they did pradakshina chanting Gurudev’s Name for 108 times and offered their prayers to Gurudev. All the members of CIRS, students as well teachers, with devotion performed Gurudev’s paduka puja surrendering oneself completely to Gurudev. After complete surrender, with the peaceful mind, the students went back to the dorm and continued to meditate on Guru through “Japanam”. So the Children were made to do “Likhita Japa’

“Atma Nivedanam” was the spectacular sight where the old council members handed over their office to the New Council. The Oath taking ceremony presided by the Principal bestowed upon the council members their new roles and responsibilities, while the outgoing councils was thanked for their service by giving a certificate and memento.

Followed by “AtmaNivedanam”, we had the session of “Arpanam”, where Our Acharyas Swamini Vimalananda Amma, Swami Anukoolananda Ji and other acharyas were given vastra dhaan. She also gave the Subhashi Award to the students.

Followed by Vastra Dhaan, All the acharyas and the dharmasevaks from Chinmaya Gardens had their bhiksha, “Upacharanam.”

In the evening the children are also overloaded with fun and happiness with “Shravanam & Smaranam” Sessions. Multitalented Quiz was conducted on Gurudev with several rounds in Elocution, Bhajans, Skit and Drawing. The children participated according to their houses and the “Vyasa” house bagged the first prize.

After having all lively sessions, the day ended with “Ramanam,” an excellent show by the students showing Gurudev descending from Samadhi. Our students also projected the importance of being the citizen of India and created awareness on becoming a true Indian. The lights and sounds made the day delightful.

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BATTLE OF BRAINS

On 29/7/17, the ‘Battle of Brains’, an  inter school quiz was held in GKD matriculation school. 3 teams from CIRS represented the school. True to the name, the event made the participants to indulge in an intellectual battle in terms of strategies, clues, recollections and speculations at times. The quiz covered a wide range of topics and was full of twists and turns.  The questions in the prelims covered more areas in the domain of current affairs. As the quiz progressed, the difficulty level began to raise gradually.  Finals was a keenly contested event as all the 6 teams on stage had an eye on the much awaited trophy given by a school which has developed the reputation of being a quizzing hub.

Team 1 comprised of Pragadeeshwaran – XII Science and Sanjay Srinivasan – IB I st year. Team 2 comprised of Vinayak – IB 2nd yr and Abhigyan Patni – IX D. Team 3 comprised of Deepansh Mundar – XI, Nithin Dony – IB 1st year.

In the prelims, all three teams scored 15 and above. Team 1 advanced to the finals with a score of 18.  As per rule, the organizers allowed only one team from a school.  Hence, the other two teams could not make it to the finals. 

In the finals, team one secured 95 points and emerged as the winners of the quiz.  They received a winning trophy besides a cash prize of Rs.5000 each.

Abhigyan Patni of IX D and Nithin Dony made their first appearance for CIRS.  All the participants put in their best.

By registering a spectacular victory, Pragadeeshwarn and Sanjay have proved again that for them quizzing is a serious business and they are still in the race as leading contenders.

We dedicate this victory at the humble feet of Gurudev.

KAL AAJ AUR KAL

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

It was on 28th July 2017 evening in Amphi theatre for the seniors from classes 9th to 12th.

12 children participated and they performed movie songs with the karaoke and live instruments as well. 

The program was based on the theme "Parents". Children sang wonderful songs on their parents. The audience had tears for few songs.

NAGA PANCHAMI 2017

In Hindu religion, nature’s creature, plant, movable and immovable things are considered as form of God. Nag Panchami is a very important festival celebrated on the fifth day after the Amavasya in Shravan month, which falls in the month of July or August.

CIRS celebrated Nagapanchami with Naga  Panchami Pooja in the ashram. Abhishek was given to Naga Devata. All the students participated in the Pooja with same vigor and devotion. They also offered milk to the Den in the ashram and were absorbed in chanting “Om Nama Shivaya”.

ENGLISH CREATIVE WRITING COMPETITION

Every year, Coimbatore Sahodhya Schools Complex (CbeSSC) provides a platform to bring out the latent potential of the students from all the CBSE schools.

This year, CbeSSC conducted English Creative Writing Competition at Reeds International School Coimbatore. From our school, four students from class 8 to 12 took part in the competition. The students were focused and expressed their creativity. Sahiti Ramesh G of grade 11 Management secured 2nd position. She received a medal and a certificate.

CBSE CRYPTIC CROSSWORD CONTEST

Crossword puzzles help students enhance their vocabulary, lateral thinking, reasoning and analytical abilities. The CBSE Cryptic Crossword Contest 2017 is the largest crossword solving championship for school students in India. The city level contest for this year was held at Delhi Public School Coimbatore on 26th July, 2017. Pragadeshwaran of XII CBSE science and Abhigyan Patni of class IX represented CIRS and emerged as Runners.

SENIOR SCHOOL ENGLISH QUIZ 2017

The Department of English conducted an Inter School English Quiz for the senior school on 26 July 2017. Students from grades 9 to 12 represented their respective houses. The quiz consisted of Literature round, pronunciation round, idioms and idiomatic expressions round, one word substitution round, dumb charades round and rapid fire round. The rounds covered various language aspects of English like tenses, vocabulary, pronunciation, etc. The activity based rounds, dumb charades and arranging the shuffled letters, demanded the complete cooperation of the team. The quiz was engaging to the participants and the audience as well.

The winners of the Senior School English Quiz 2017 are:
First Place – Valmiki House

  1. Abigynan Patni – 9 D
  2. Mrithika  V. G. – 10 B
  3. Ved Murarka – 1st Year IB
  4. Shailja Sharma – 12 Science

Second Place – Vasishta House

  1. Aparna Pravin – 9 C
  2. Arjun Kumar – 10 B
  3. Anagha Subhash – 1st year IB
  4. Ria Sali – 12 Science

Third Place was shared by Viswamitra and Vyasa House
Vishwamitra House

  1. Varun Iyer – 9 C
  2. Akshit Kumar – 10 A
  3. Kovarthana – 1st year IB
  4. Nithilan P – 2nd Year IB

Vyasa House

  1. Poornima Jairaj – 9 A
  2. Mehul  Patel – 10 C
  3. Vishweshwar Ramanakumar – 1st Year Ib
  4. A. Charan – 12 Science

FLUTE RECITAL

On 23rd July 2017 Sri Himanshu Nandajis performed a flute recital for the senior children during the evening arati time. Sri Himanshuji is an accomplished Hindustani Classical flautist and Director for Music at Chinmaya Naada Bindu – A gurukul for Indian performing arts, Kolwan, Pune, India.

He performed a small bundish in Raag Yaman and a small Dhun. The children enjoyed the program.

SWAMI MITRANANDAJI’S VISIT TO CIRS

“A day in the presence of a great teacher is equal to a hundred nights of diligent study”. This was the exact thought in the minds of all teachers and students as we were eagerly waiting for the arrival of Pujya Swami Mitranandaji.

align="justify" As though a god given boon to calm our raging minds, Swami Mitrananda arrived amidst all fanfare. His session with the teachers was one to remember. Swamiji explained the qualities of a good educator. He addressed the greatness of Maharishi Narad comparing how an educator should be. It was both inspiring and intuitive. Furthermore, Swami ji connected that great master to one of our own gurus Pujya Swami Shivanand ji Maharaj referring to them not as people but as Institutes who produce greatness wherever they go.

A fit desert to this wonderful meal was offered when swami ji addressed the students kindling their national identity and digging out their national pride from the depths of their very being. This happened when swami ji addressed the entire senior school on the greatness of Dr Abdul Kalam and his vision, sharing his precious thoughts on the pokhran nuclear tests.
The talk culminated with swami ji speaking about “Kalam Sandesh Vahini” which was recently flagged of by the Hon’ble Prime Minister at Rameshwaram.

As the day neared the end there was one more treat for our hungry minds. A session was organised along with our senior most students where varied topics of importance were discussed. Questions were asked with a force and answers rebounded with double speed. Thus a divine day ended with lots of valuable inputs.

ADIEU TO OUR BELOVED MADAM JAYA RAVISANKAR

Smt. Jaya Ravisankar, who served CIRS for about two decades at various capacities and rose to the position of Headmistress, retired on 20th May, 2017. The Principal Smt. Shanti Krishnamurthy, in her speech mentioned the contributions made by Smt. Jaya Ravisankar towards the development of the school into its adulthood. Every member of staff fondly remember her and offer his/her gratitude for all the mentoring and advice given by Madam Jaya. The entire CIRS family wishes her all the very best for a very peaceful and a spiritual life after retirement.

We are also happy to share with you that Smt. Rajeshwari has taken over as the Headmistress of CIRS. Our best wishes for her long and fruitful tenure in CIRS.

8TH COIMBATORE DISTRICT YOGASANA FESTIVAL 2017

Our school participated in the 8th Coimbatore District Yogasana Festival-2017, which was held at Park Matriculation Hr.Sec.School, Singanallur, Coimbatore on 23rd July 2017.There nearly 50 schools and 800 participance in this competition. Our students displayed an outstanding performance and the winners are as follows:

GROUP 2 – V & VI (BOYS)

  1. JAY SHAILESH UTTAMCHANDANI  (V-A) – 2nd position
GROUP 3 - VII & VIII (BOYS)
  1. E.G.JASWENTH VISNU ( VIII D) - 1st position
  2. ROSHAN CHOWDARY BELLAM (VIII A)  - 3rd position
  3. P. ADHAV RAM ( VIII A) - 4th position

GROUP 3 - VII & VIII (GIRLS)

  1. REVA GARG ( VII A)  - 3rd position

EDUCATIONAL TOURS

The VIII Grade Educational Tour to Sidhabari was an enthralling and blissful experience for the students.

16/07/17:

The students started from CIRS at 7.30 A.M and boarded to Delhi. They had an opportunity to visit Air force Museum and ISKCON temple at Delhi. Then they proceeded to Pathankot by train and reached siddhabari ashram next day afternoon.

17/07/17:

After lunch and rest, the Inauguration of the camp was done. Mr. Arun Guptaji, Ashram administrator who gave an insight about the significance of Sidhabari ashram and Gurudev’s Kutiya in the ashram. There was an ice breaking session conducted by Swamiji. The ice was truly smashed to pieces and the students poured out themselves in the session. Chinmaya Arati was done at Gurudev’s Samadhi and the children experienced the power of silence and meditation at Gurudev’s Samadhi.

18/07/17:

The second day began with Gurudev’s Arati at the shrine. It was followed by Swamiji’s introductory session on Transforming Indians to Transform India. Swamiji gave an insight on the purpose of Education and the need for having right vision. Swamiji’s session was followed by a session by Madam Bhuvaneswari on Patriotic Transformation. The session involved activities, quizzes and presentations on how to ACT Patriotically which kindled the patriotic feelings in the young minds. After having food for the mind, Children were served with the best food for the body and travel to Dharamsala started. Children were taken to a Tibetan monastery and visited the Tibetan Monks. Swamiji made them aware of the issues between China and Tibet.

19/07/17:

Day 3 started with Gurudev’s Arati in the shrine followed by chanting Hanuman Chalisa 18 times in front of the Mighty Hanuman statue. Children were engrossed in the devotion for Hanumanji.Followed by that blissful experience, Parthiban sir conducted a session on Cultural Transformation. He emphasized on the significance of Indian culture and how important it is to be culturally ROOTED. After having a healthy food and a good rest, Children were taken to CORD, where they met Padmashri. Kshama Metre. Children had the privilege to interact with her and she shared her experience with Gurudev and CORD. After dinner children were taken into the forest to experience the silence of nature and to be with oneself.

20/07/17:

Day 4 started with all the students performing Guru Paduka Pooja. Children were taken to the Yol cantonment where they visited the museum. They had a rare opportunity to interact with Captain. Akhil. It was an inspiring session wherein the children realized that “The service to our country is the service of the Lord of Lords”. They offered their salutations and respect for our army people. They also visited The Dharamshala Cricket Stadium. Children started from the ashram to their way, to Delhi.

21/07/17:

The Students reached Delhi and moved to Chinmaya Mission Lodhi Road, Delhi. They performed Arati at Gurudev’s Shrine and visited the exhibition on Gurudev. The most awaited moment of Meeting Mrs. Anjali Singh Ji then happened. She shared her hilarious experiences with Gurudev. She also expressed how Gurudev blessed her and her family.

The children boarded from Delhi to Coimbatore with enriching, blissful, fun and happy memories of Sidhabari Camp.

SENIOR SCIENCE QUIZ 2017

The Department of Science conducted the senior science quiz on the 19th of July 2017. This quiz was an Inter House Quiz conducted for the class 11 and 12 science students.

The rounds in the quiz were

  • General Round – Based on general science and current events.
  • Mixed Bag – The themes were Identify the Phenomenon, Picture connect and  Pictures of Scientist in their young age.
  • Activity round – Demonstration of science activities.
  • Buzzer Round – Logical and numerical questions.

The Vasistha house, comprising of Tirth Sadaria (12 Sci), S. Pragadeeshwaran (12 Sci), Arvind Nair (12 Sci), Harsh Shah (11 Sci) emerged as the winner of the quiz, followed by Vishwamitra house in the runners up position and Vyasa house in third position.

All the participants and the audience enjoyed the quiz.

MATHEMATICS WEEK CELEBRATIONS 2017

The Mathematics week for the year 2017 -18 was celebrated from 10th July to 15th July 2017. The whole week was filled with lots of fun filled activities.

10/07/17:
An introduction to the proceedings of the Mathematics week was presented by Mrs. Shanti Krishnamurthy (HOD of the Mathematics department) in the assembly. It was followed by a video presentation made by the students on Maths week which motivated the children to create a love for the subject. In the evening, ‘Maths Run’ was conducted in two categories for classes 7 & 8 and for classes 5 & 6 separately in the evening. 160 students from class 5 to 8 were selected for this mass event. The children participated and enjoyed all the games at the eight stations. Points were given to them according to their school houses.

11/07/17:
‘Maths Run’ for two categories comprising of classes 11 & 12 and classes 9 & 10 were conducted house wise in the evening. 1600 students of class 9 to 12 participated and relished all the Mathematics games at the stations.

12/07/17:
Assembly Quiz based on Mathematics was conducted by the Vasishta house students. All the houses participated with enthusiasm. The students of Shishu Vatika had rapid fire Quiz programme during their Maths Classes.  

14/07/17:
The Culture talks for the week were presented on the topic “Maths in Indian Culture”. It was highly informative and helped the students to understand the deep rooting of Mathematics in our culture. In the evening, an Open forum on ‘Mathphobia’ was conducted for class 9. Children used the platform to discuss on the reasons for Mathphobia and how to overcome it. It was indeed a useful session for them.

 

CELEBRATING THE JOY OF HAVING A GURU

The word "Guru" in Sanskrit is translated as "dispeller of darkness." Hence the Guru dispels the darkness of ignorance and leads the aspirants on the path to enlightenment. The Full Moon Day in the month of Ashadha (July-August) is known as Guru Purnima. This auspicious day started with the Guru Poornima Pooja at 7- 8.20 AM at the MPH. The presence of the Guru was felt all through the hallowed halls of the School.  The school rose as one to attend to the morning prayers, offering our humble salutations at the lotus feet of the entire tradition of gurus.

As the paduka puja was conducted by the spiritual guides presided over by Madame Principal. The students were immersed in the overflowing waves of devotion emanating from the divine name of Pujya Gurudev.

With the dawn of the evening, came a blast of energy and dynamism as the students adorned in their traditional clothes for the evening awaiting a program which would stir their very souls into ecstasy. A beautiful Dance Drama was put together by the students of our school depicting the ever glorious tradition of teacher and student using an adaptation of the Jonathan Livingstone seagull.

The Dance Drama portrayed the desperate struggles and final flight of a seeker into eternity with one of the most easily connectable examples of that of a bird taking flight. This was coupled with a most inspiring video presentation by the members of the Chinmaya Family to bring about the glory of our own tradition of gurus beginning from the Advent of Pujya Gurudev Swami Chinmayanandaji.

Thus the Guru Purnima celebrations concluded leaving behind an ecstatic fervor of devotion in the minds of the Children and teachers alike.

AQMEN INTER-SCHOOL QUIZ

The Interact Club of The PSBB Millennium School, Coimbatore conducted the first edition of AQMEN 2017- an inter-school quiz competition in their school premises on July 6, 2017. 33 Teams competed in the preliminary round to qualify for the finals.

CIRS was represented by 4 teams. Two of our teams cleared the prelims with a healthy score and made it to the finals. The finalist were

1. Master.Pragadeeshwaran of CBSE Science and Sanjay Srinivasan of IB 1st year
2. Tirth Sadaria of CBSE Science and Charan of CBSE Science

In the finals, team 1 finished fourth and team 2 finished sixth. In the audience round too, our students did manage to answer many tricky questions.

LANGUAGE WEEK CELEBRATIONS

The language week for this academic year was designed from July 3rd to 8th  and  a number of activities were carried out throughout the week to mark the occasion of the week.

POETRY RECITATION

The Preliminary rounds of Poetry recitation competition for class 5 to 10 were conducted in the class rooms and the final round was conducted in different venues on 4th July, 2017.

CREATIVE WRITING
The Creative writing competition was conducted for classes 5 to 10 in all the second languages and the best writings have been selected which would be published in the school magazine.

ASSEMBLY QUIZ

The assembly quiz on Tuesday was based on the languages.

HAND WRITING COMPETITION

Hand writing competition was held for classes to 5 to 8 and the best handwriting materials were put on display in the school notice board.

VISUAL COMPREHENSION

An activity called Visual Comprehension in which a video clip was shown to students and based on the content of the video various activities like debate, group discussion and quiz were conducted.

MPH QUIZ

On Wednesday, a senior integrated language quiz was conducted in MPH in the evening and it was attended by all the senior school students.

CREATIVE WRITING COMPETITION IN GRD SCHOOL, COIMBATORE

Some of the select students were taken to GRD School, Coimbatore to take part in a Creative Writing Competition as a part of the language week celebration.

It was with the hope and intention of instilling a stronger interest in the students the activities was organized. The students liked the activities and involved themselves with interest and also enriched themselves.

INTER-SCHOOL CREATIVE WRITING COMPETITION
(2ND  LANGUAGES)

12 students from grade VII - X participated in creative writing competition on Hindi, French and Tamil languages. The competition was held at G.R.D Public School, Coimbatore on 05.07.2017. The results of the competition are :

FRENCH CATEGORY I:
1. Shivansh Gogia - IIIrd position
2. Sri Vaibhav . D - Consolation

FRENCH CATEGORY II :
1. L.R.Rithu - Ist position
2. Mrithika . V.G - IIIrd postion

HINDI CATEGORY I :
1. Naivedya Tulsyan - IInd posiiton

HAPPY BIRTHDAY GURUJI

Pujya Guruji Swami Tejomayanandaji’s Birthday at CIRS was celebrated  on the 30th of June 2017.The Day was welcomed with all fanfare a rather festive fervor was visible in the faces of student and teacher alike.

In the morning assembly, a speech on the life and work of Guruji was presented along with a presentation. The speech and presentation was prepared by the Spiritual department, two members of the Senior student body were chosen to present it to the whole school.

The evening Program consisted of a video presentation prepared by the Central Chinmaya Mission Trust. This was both enlightening and inspiring depicting the life of Pujya Guruji and his achievements in life. This made the students and teachers connect with the great master on a much deeper level thereby understanding his devotion to his teacher.

This was further followed by a delightful desert to our ears wherein the various compositions done by Guruji were delivered with great proficiency by the more musically inclined students of the group with the help, training and support of the Department of Fine Arts.

This event was concluded by the recitation of Pujya Gurudev’s Aarti, leaving behind peace and calmness with a heavy fragrance of devotion in its wake.

INTERNATIONAL YOGA DAY @ CIRS

Yoga is essentially a spiritual discipline based on an extremely subtle science which focuses on bringing harmony between mind and body. The International Yoga day is being observed on the 21st of June every year. This year, the ministry of AYUSH has set the theme as “Yoga for Harmony and Peace.”CIRS celebrated the International yoga day on 30th June, 2017 by performing a mass Yogasana session early morning at 5.30 A.M. The students  started with the warming up practices like neck bending,shoulder movement,trunk movement and knee movement. The body loosening practices maximize blood flow to the muscles and makes the tendons more flexible.Children also performed 20 asanas including 5 standing asanas, 7 sitting asanas, 3 prone posture asanas and 5 supine posture asanas.This unique blend of physical postures really helped children bring their body, mind and spirit into a better balance.

CIRS EXCELS IN IB RESULTS

The Management and the Principal of CIRS congratulate the students of IB for their outstanding performance in their annual examinations conducted during May 2017. The salient features of the results are as follows: 

IB Stream:

Number of candidates registered:  18
Number of candidates who are awarded diploma: 18
Average total points obtained by candidates:  34.11
Highest Diploma points awarded to a candidate:  43 (out of 45)
Number of students with total 40 and above: 2
Number of students with total from 35 to 39: 6
Number of students with total from 30 to 34: 6
Number of students with total below 30: 4

Number of diploma students with 75%  and above :13
Number of diploma students with less than 75% :5

Topper name and grade:  Sanchit Singhania : 43 out of 45 points

 

ORIENTATION SESSION JUNE 2017

This year, the orientation program was scheduled for three days educating the new faculty members and reminding other members of CIRS family about the goals and the responsibilities of their position and the vision of the organisation. 

Day 1- 22/06/17

The orientation program started with swami swaroopananda ji blessing all the faculty and staff members. Swamiji gave a beautiful discourse on the theme " Making values valuable". He elegantly brought out the significance and the greatness of values. He said that the true USB of Gurudev's vision was to inculcate values to the children. He highlighted the values quoted by Bhagavan Sri Krishna Himself from Bhagavat Gita. 

The second session for the day was preceded by Madam Principal on " professional Approach". She clearly elucidated the need and the importance of each one being professional in an Organisation. The attributes of a teaching professional like responsibility, ethics, team orientation and the communication skills were also discussed in depth to the audience. She embellished the whole session by showing a Gurudev's talk in which Gurudev conferred that when something is created useful to the society by the expenditure of our energy or effort, it is called as work. Thus, it was an illuminating session by Madam principal.

The third session was conducted by swami Anukoolananda on " Implementation of CVP". Though we consciously include the implementation of CVP in class room teaching in CIRS, Swamiji gave an insight on possible inclusion of CVP outside classrooms in various other fields of art, sports and cultural activities. An action plan was prepared by the teachers in different groups according to the classes they handle. It was all about taking the CVP implementation to next level at CIRS.

The last but not the least, the Jan-Jeevan Goshti presentation was done by the department of social science. They elaborated on the different sessions conducted by the various speakers in a wonderful manner. The historical significance of India and the authentic sources on the real history of India was discussed in the session. The information on the regional importance of our locality was emphasised. The social science department also conducted various games ,quizzes and made the whole session interesting.

Day 2 -23/06/17

The second day of the orientation  begun with the session on "effective use of body language and communication in the class room" by Smt Gayathri Elango. She presented an exceptional session by providing a lot of inputs on understanding the child through various means. She spoke on classifying the children into three major age groups from 0 to 21. She beautifully related the different senses of the children to their different activities. The need for understanding the different temperaments in the children was also distinctly brought out by the various anectodes and her experience with the children. Thus, the session by smt. Gayathri was truly an eye opener for the audience. 

The second session for the day was conducted by Swami Anukoolananda ji on " Enquiry based Learning". It was an innovative session where Swamiji brought the different instances where "inquiry" comes into the picture. He threw light on the various cases where inquiry can be inculcated and applied . Rational inquiry, Rational skepticism, observations and Descriptions,Historical skepticism were few areas pondered upon. Swami Anukoolananda ji exquisitely brought out the idea that knowledge is not in isolation. It is composite and integrated. Thus, the session on inquiry and integration was outstanding.

The afternoon sessions for the day was based on" Know How- Learning". The whole of MPH was used well with ten stations set up at different venues. Teachers were divided into groups and each group visited the station for ten minutes. Each station focused on the various means by which knowledge can be obtained by the teachers and imparted to the students. Knowledge through Logic and reasoning, logical fallacy, language, faith, Authority, Intuition, Introspection,senses, scriptures and practice were demonstrated  innovatively through various activities. It was really a fun yet worthy session for everyone. 

Day 3 -24/06/17

The last day of the orientation begun with Swamini samprishtananda's discourse on " Life and work of Gurudev". Amma magnificently spoke on the great master and His life. She brought out beautifully how Gurudev turned every bitter situation into a better one. His glory, determination compassion, knowledge and values were quoted by Swamini amma. She also shared various anecdotes on the life of Gurudev. She concluded that it is a great blessing to be a part of this great legendary master's vision and mission. 

The last session of the orientation was on sharing of samshodhan topics by various groups. Each group presented the objective, methodology and the finding of their research action to the audience. It was quite interesting and informative to the audience. Madam principal finally added up that the recommended solutions of the research plans should be followed up for the real time benefit of the school and the students.

This was followed by the department meetings for the planning of the new academic year.

AN EXEMPLARY ACHIEVEMENT IN CLASS 10 BOARD EXAM 2017


No. of students appeared: 102
No. of students who secured CGPA 10 (95% and above) : 55
No. of students who secured CGPA between 9.0 to 9.9 (85% to 95%) : 34
No. of students who secured CGPA between 7.8 to 8.9 (75% to 85%) : 13
Average of the Batch: CGPA 9.6 (91.2%)

Accolades from Head of Chinmaya Mission, Swami Swaroopanandaji on our CBSE class X results:

Dear Shantiji,
Hari Om!

Great Again. My congratulations to all.
Gurudev’s blessings

Love
At His Feet,
Swaroopananda

CIRS EXCELS IN 12TH STANDARD BOARD RESULTS

>The Management and the Principal of CIRS congratulate the students of grade XII for their outstanding performance in their board examinations conducted during March 2017. The salient features of the results are as follows: 

Science Stream:

No of Students Appeared:   25
No of students who secured above 90%:  12
No of students who secured 85-90%  :  13
Average marks: 90%

Topper's name and percentage:  Master Navya Suri : 96%

 

Management Stream:

No of Students Appeared:  23
No of students who secured above 90%: 20
No of students who secured 85-90%  :  3
Average marks: 93 %

Toppers' names and percentage: Master Anand Natarajan & Master Jayesh Goal : 97%
Master Jayesh Goal has scored 100/100 in Mathematics and Economics


Master Anand Natarajan Master Jayesh Goal

 

Accolades from Head of Chinmaya Mission, Swami Swaroopanandaji on our CBSE class XII results:

Dear Shantiji,

Hari Om! 

Success and excellence has become a habit now at CIRS and that is indeed delightful. I am even more delighted that each year we are scaling new heights of success. I was happy to note that Science average has crossed the mark of 90%.  CIRS Continues to Exceed Excellence. 

My congratulations to you, Swami Anukoolananda, and the entire CIRS family along with all the directors whose support and guidance have been most valuable.

Gurudev’s blessings 

Love

At His Feet,

Swaroopananda

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Accolades from our Resident Director Swami Anukoolanandaji on our CBSE class XII results:

Dear Shanti Amma,

Hari Om!

Congratulations to you specially for getting the school to achieve such wonderful marks year after year.Great credit to the team of teachers who work with such commitment to get the students to perform well.


And congratulations to the group of students who, along with all their engagement in so many programs in school also work hard and put in their best efforts to achieve these marks.


Hari Om!
Swami Anukoolananda
Chinmaya International Residential School
Coimbatore

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TOK RETREAT

The IB students of IB Second Year were given an experience of understanding the various aspects of ART through a much awaited retreat which began on Saturday, May 13, 2017 at 6:00 in the evening and went through the night on to 7:00 am Sunday May 14, 2017.

Through an activity packed evening, the students were given an overview of the various considerations of Art as an area of knowledge. They explored their ideas of Art, they expressed themselves as artists, they presented their artistic skills and also debated on the ethics of an artists representations to the world.

From the positive feedback provided it is clear that students not only had a learning experience ,but also enjoyed the entire procedure. They did appreciate the elaborate preparations by the teachers to make this fun-filled evening a  success.

VISIT TO DIC

Six Entrepreneurship Development students visited the District Industries Centre, Coimbatore on 11th May 2017 (Thursday) as a part of the prescribed trips for the course. The District Industries Centre (DIC) comes under the Department of Industries and Commerce. The primary objective of the DIC is to generate employment by way of promoting Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs), Cottage and Handicrafts Industries.

The Assistant Director who addressed the students shared with them the schemes available through DIC to support different types of entrepreneurs (first generation, women, all others) having enterprises of a small and medium nature; DIC assistance in a  Single Window clearance system and the special allowances and support extended to women entrepreneurs.

 

GURUDEV JAYANTI CELEBRATIONS

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

This year, Gurudev’s Yatra was meticulously planned with the theme of “Making Values Valuable.” Eight stations were setup based on the value valued by Gurudev namely - Life Prudentialism and Steadfastness to Dharma, Determination, Fearlessness and Sacrifice, Enquiry and Scholarship, Compassion and Forgiveness, Surrender and Devotion to God, Austerity and Three types of Food and Charity. Volunteer groups of teachers and students at each station from Classes 12, 11 and 10 prepared skits, narratives, activities and value based games in order to explain the values. All other students who went through the exhibition were inspired and indeed overwhelmed through this unique exhibition.

In the afternoon  the new admissions of 2017-2018 and new staff were shown the movie “The Quest” which depicts the life of Pujya Gurudev.

The celebrations ended with an evening program of dance and music on Gurudev. The evening was lit up to highlight the glories of the master. “Chinmaya Mahima”, a beautiful composition that enables everyone to understand the greatness of the master who true to His name Chinmayananda is the pure consciousness, by Guruji Swami Tejomayananda was the central theme of the evening. The dance team of CIRS beautifully performed to their best.

SUBASHI AWARDS 2017

Words which consist totally of truth yet do not offend those spoken to and which are imbued with sweet and pleasing words that are inspiring and beneficial are austerities of speech in sattva guna ,the mode of goodness. CIRS encourages and trains the children to take up good speech as sadhana. CIRS applauds every child who successfully fulfils all the conditions for the award of Subashi Batch. On 08th May, 2017 the auspicious day of Gurudev Jayanthi the following students were awarded with the Subashi Batch.

Class VI

P. S. Thanusha,  Jay Uttamchandani, G. Vishnu Ram

Class VII

Amogh Shriram, S. Ashwath, Prakriti Sarawgi, Daakshi Singh

Class VIII

Pari Satani , Sathya Shriram , Prashil Savali , Sudhanshu Somani , R. Deepika

Class IX

Vritti Paresh Punjabi,  Sanskriti Pandey ,  Nandini Jagtiani

Class X

Mehul M. Patel

Class XII Management

Risheek Kandoi, R. Pradiksha , Yashraj Agarwal , Anubhav Agarwal, Vibhor Choudary

Class XII Science

Jeshil Sadaria, Vignesh Harikrishnan

Class IB II Year

Kaavya Kumar

FLOOD LIGHT SOCCER TOURNAMENT

Flood light Soccer is one of the most awaited events in CIRS. The soccer Tournament was conducted on the 1st and 2nd May, 2017 in the Dronacharya field at CIRS. It was inaugurated by Madam Principal and tournament was conducted separately for boys and girls under Sub- Junior, Junior, Senior and Super Senior categories. The results of the tournament are as follows.

The results are as follows:

Category Winners Runners up
Sub Junior Boys
Vishwamitra
Valmiki
Junior Boys
Valmiki
Vishwamitra
Senior Boys
Vasishtha
Valmiki
Super Senior Boys
Vasishtha
Vyasa
Junior Girls
Vishwamitra
Valmiki
Senior Girls
Vishwamitra
Vasishtha

CHINMAYA CRICKET KNOCKOUT

The true spirit of sportsmanship of the CIRS students was revealed during the Chinmaya Cricket Knockout Tournament, which was held on 27th and 28th April,2017. The Cricket quench started with the trailers of each team being presented in the assembly for the full school. The feeling of sportsmanship dwelled in every CIRSian supporting their teams. The banners made and the Jerseys designed by each team stood class apart and was well appreciated by everyone. To motivate the Juniors, an exhibition match was played by the VII and VIII grade boys.

The results are as follows:

 I position  – Olympians - Winners
II position – Mustangs – Runners-up

SEVA WEEK CELEBRATIONS

The Seva week at CIRS is one of the most significant event as it is the part of CIRS motto  which is Gyanam Seva ca Kaushalam. To inculcate the attitude of service, CIRS celebrated the Seva Week from 24th to 29th of April 2016. Students of class 5 to class 12 along with all the teachers were a part of this celebration.

Junior School:

On 25th April, 2017, the junior school started their service by assisting in CIRS general elections. Selected NCC students of class 8 & 9 helped in organising the CIRS Class representative election. At night, selected students of class 7 & 8 enthusiastically  involved in serving the dinner in the Annakshetra.

On 26th April, the students of class 8 volunteered to the dorms of class 6 & class 7 during study time to help the children in studies. This seva of class 8 students was highly cherished and benefited the juniors.

On 27th April, selected students of class 7 & 8 were taken for gardening. The students cleaned the garden, watered the plants and cleared the unwanted plants from the garden. Class 5& 6 were shown different videos related to seva and had quiz conducted based on the videos watched.

On 28th April, students of class 5 & 6 also  had class room activity based on seva.

On 29th April, junior school students saw an inspiring movie “Fly Away home” based on autobiography Father Goose.

Senior School:

On 24th April, 2017, the students of class 11 made greeting cards which were handed over to Dr. Meera, Director – CORD, for charity.

On 25th April, students of class 11 & 12 had an Open forum discussion on the topic, “Different level of service” to Make them realise the depth of seva.

On 26th April, selected students of lass 9 & 10 served the dinner at Aannak

shetra.

On 27th& 28th April, the school conducted Chinmaya Cricket Knockout (CCK). The selected students of class 12 helped in organising and assisting Physical Education department for CCK.

On 29th April, senior school student saw a movie, “Queen of Katwe” a film  that depicts the life of a Ugandan girl living in a slum in Katwe who learns to play chess and becomes a Woman Candidate Master after her performances at World Chess Olympiads.

CIRS GENERAL ELECTIONS - APRIL  2017  

CIRS general elections are held every year to elect the class representatives.  Every class room turns into a constituency and every student turns into a voter.This hands-on democratic exercise gives the learners an opportunity to experience the essence of democracy.  In the morning assembly, a power point presentation was shown on the procedures involved in conducting the elections.

This year, the CIRS class representative elections was held in two phases.  The first phase was on 25th of April while the second phase was on 3rd of May.  The second phase was meant for higher secondary section.

NCC cadets were deployed to ensure that the election process took place in a smooth way.  NCC cadets placed the election kit in every class. After the polling got over, they collected the ballot boxes to the Maths lab where the counting of the votes took place. Class teachers and assisting class teachers played a key role in every stage of the election starting from the nomination to the counting of votes.

The results of the election were announced in the assembly on the next day of the polling.  In some classes, the result was neck and neck while in some other classes candidates won by a huge margin.  A team of poll observers comprising of the Principal, Headmistress and the Resident director visited each and every constituency and took stock of the poll scenario.  They appreciated those who spoke confidently.  A team of student photographers covered the creative posters and slogans which were seen in the bulletin boards of the class rooms.

During the campaigning, the candidates spoke about the changes that they would bring in their respective classes.  It was heartening to see the contenders focussing on what they would contribute to make their class secure best class award.  Election speeches were precise, pointed and it reflected the core values that the candidates stand for.

JUNIOR SCHOOL TALENT SHOW

Every year we have many new students joining our CIRS family. These students come with their unique talents and aptitude. To identify these new talents we put up a talent show for our junior school new students. This year, the junior school talent show was organised on 26th of April 2017. These talented kids conquered our heart with their marvellous performances. They presented their various skills like dance and music, story telling, cards tricks and drawings and paintings. The level of energy and enthusiasm of the children were incredible.

THULIR- NURTURE THE NATURE

CIRS students attended the ‘Nurture Nature’ camp organized by Siruthuli, a non-governmental organization dealing with water bodies in Coimbatore, from 17th to 22nd April, 2017. Over 115 students from various schools also participated in the camp. The students were welcomed to the fun-filled and informative camp by Vanitha Mohan, managing trustee of Siruthuli.

The activities of the six day camp included - visit to the rainwater harvesting structure at Noyyal Life Centre; gaining first-hand experience of desilting work at Valankulam tank; visit to a terrace garden and learning about organic farming and vermicomposting techniques; trying hands at converting kitchen waste into manure in easy steps; visit to the sewage treatment plant and waste segregation unit at PSG IMS; planting 15 pungam trees and being part of an interactive session on ‘Wealth out Waste’.

The students were taken to River Noyyal at Kooduthurai, only to find it dry. The participants took an oath to live in harmony with Nature. The students bid adieu to the camp with a promise to live responsibly.

ELITE BASKET BALL CAMP

‘My Sports Factory’, one of the private sports concern in Coimbatore conducted the Elite Basketball camp 2017, which was held at PSG Management College Basketball Indoor Stadium, Coimbatore From14th April to 18th April 2017. Two Coaches from USA Alex & Steave conducted the sessions. Nearly 120 Students from various schools participated in the training. CIRS Senior and Super senior Basketball Team were also a part of the training program.

They trained the players on the following areas.

  1. Proper Understanding of the Game, in different perspective.
  2.  Knowledge on the Rules and Regulation of the Game.
  3. Significance of the Physical Fitness (Specifically to Basketball)
  4.  Coordination with Teammates
  5. Improving the Shooting and Dribbling skills by various drills.

7th INTERNATIONAL ENGLISH OLYMPIAD

Science Olympiad Foundation conducted the 7th International English Olympiad on 31st January 2017. We are happy to announce the results as follows:

CLASS

NAME OF THE STUDENT

SCHOOL RANK

TYPE OF MEDAL

3 E. SANJAY ROSHAN 1 GOLD
5 SHREYAS MEDASANI 1 GOLD
5 HAARDHIK M. ARANI 2 SILVER
5 ADITYA HRIDAY SARAF 3 BRONZE
6 THULIR MATHIYAN J. P.  1 GOLD
6 MITANSH RAXESH KAPADIA 2 SILVER
6 KRISH VINOD PATEL 3 BRONZE
7 G. NITHISH PRANAV 1 GOLD
7 MALINI KALLIYATH 2 SILVER
7 ARNAV ALOK GHURDE 3 BRONZE
8 JANAKI SAMPATH ARAVAMUDAN 1 GOLD
8 CHINTADA SESHANK BHARADWAJ 2 SILVER
8 GAYATHRI NAMBIAR 3 BRONZE
9 ARNAV BATRA 1 GOLD
9 ANSHH ANAND 2 SILVER
9 DIVINA H. 3 BRONZE
10 ATIRA KALAYANI PRASHANT NAIK 1 GOLD
10 SOWMIYA SELVARAJU 1 GOLD
10 E. SUDARSHAN 2 SILVER
10 VED PRAKASH MURARKA 3 BRONZE
11 SAI AISHWARYA MULLAMURI 1 GOLD
11 KHUSHI DHARMENDRA MINAWALA 2 SILVER
11 MONA GUPTA 3 BRONZE
12 SATHVIK POORNAM 1 GOLD
12 V. SAHASRA 2 GOLD
12 SHOUNAK AICH 3 GOLD
12 SAMBHAVI M. SILVER
12 SUBHIKSHA CHANDRASEKARAN 5 BRONZE

Atira Kalyani Naik of Class 10, Sathvik Poornam of Class 12 and Sahasra of Class 12 secured the 9th, 12th and 21st positions respectively in the Zonal level. They will be awarded a medal of Excellence, gifts worth Rs 1000 and a Participation Certificate.

HINDI SENIOR DEBATE 2017

On 26/04/2017, the Department of Languages organised a Hindi Debate for the senior school students. The Debate started at 7 pm in the Multi-Purpose Hall after the Chinmaya Aarti. There were two participants from each house to speak in favour of and against the topic. The topic of the debate was ' Is Demonetisation supportive of the growth of India?". 

.Eight students made the debate entertaining and enriching with their elocution and debating skills. An arbitrator and the announcers made the transition from one debater to the other, smooth and easy. 

The Prizes for the first and second positions were given on the same evening  along with consolation prizes. Vibhor of Vasishta house and Abignan of Valmiki house bagged the first prize and Sristi Sarowgi of Vyasa House and Vritti of Vasishta house bagged the second prize.

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

GLOBAL GENERATION VIDEO CONFERENCE

On 25th April, 2017 twelve of our twelfth grade students took part in a Video Conference organised by the Tony Blair Foundation with two schools in Ukraine and one school in Mexico. The topic for the discussion was 'The Hate Speech'. All our students contributed by way of exchanging their ideas with the participants and the Video Conference lasted for 1 hr 30 minutes. Our students had group discussions before the programme so as to prepare for the event. It provided a good exposure to the students and they had a fruitful conversation with them. The conference revealed that wherever anyone lives, the problems faced by them are common and similar. It was overall a good experience for the students.

BEST CLASS AWARD

The Best class of the year award is given to the class that maintains a standard in the academic performance, honesty factor and the number of shubashi awardees. The Best class award is given to the Grade that best fulfils all the criteria in the junior school. (V to VIII). This year, the Best class award of the year was given to Grade VIII C. The class Teacher, Madam Meena Singh and the class representatives collected the award from madam principal.

FRENCH OLYMPIAD 2017

French Olympiad examination was held on 20th March, 2017 for all he second language students of classes 6 to 10. A total of 192 students wrote the examination.1st, 2nd and 3rd rank holders of every class were awarded with symbolic Gold, Silver and bronze medals respectively. One of our students Nihar Mukund of Class VIII who was the Olympiad 17 rank holder got a Wrist watch as a prize. The rank holders were honoured by the principal in the assembly and other received their certificates in their respective class rooms.

VISHU AND TAMIL NEW YEAR CELEBRATIONS

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

During the assembly, the students of Grade X presented a beautiful song “Senthamizh Nadu”. The cultural secretaries brought out the significance of the festival in each culture. 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.

There was a special program in the evening. The program started with the mesmerizing Bengali dance by Madam Gita Rani of Social Science department. She was well applauded and appreciated for her wonderful performance.

The significance of Tamil Culture and tradition was beautifully brought out by the significant anecdotes on Lord Karthikeya. The students made the dance drama thoroughly enjoyable. The traditional dances of TamilNadu, Poi Kal Kuthirai was also presented in an adorable way. One of the most ancient Tamil Culture and tradition was portrayed to the students.

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That was not the end of the show. The students also presented a beautiful dance on the devotion to lord Guruvayurapa. The significance of the culture of Kerala and the people was the highlight of their show. The faculty and the staff members from Kerala, led by Krishnakumar sir, presented a melodious song to the gathering. Thus, the first day of the year was well cherished and celebrated by the CIRS Family.

JUNIOR SCHOOL ORIENTATION

To help the new students of Junior School settle and accustom with the new CIRS environment and be a part of CIRS family an orientation programme was designed from 03rd to 09th April, 2017.

03/04/17

The junior school new students from grade V to VIII were taken for a CIRS tour by the student council from 3.00 to 4.00 P.M. The new students were thrilled and very happy to explore their new school. There was also a session in the evening conducted by Sri. Nagaraj on ‘Relax and Laugh’. The ultimate purpose of the session was to relax the children and make them laugh to take them into the new world.

04/04/17

The second day of the orientation was focussed on introducing the rules and regulations of the dorms to the new children. It was handled by the RHP and RHM in their respective dorms. The Dorm Induction was successfully done by the Second parents in the Dorms, our RHP and RHM.

05/04/17

The third day of the orientation was ‘Rama Navami’. There was a special Pooja and 54 times of Hanuman Chalisa Chanting in the evening. The new children were enthralled by the Rama Navami celebrations and actively participated in the program.

06/04/17

After the celebrations of Rama Navami, a session on SWAD. ‘School with a Difference’ was conducted by Madam Rajeshwari. She beautifully explained the vision of CIRS and our holistic approach in educating the child with Chinmaya vision program. She also made the children very proud that they are a part of CIRS, the chosen children of Gurudev Swami Chinmayananda.

07/04/17

The old students of CIRS prepared a beautiful entertaining show for the new students. They voluntarily took lot of effort to fill the air with joy and positivity for the new students.
09/04/17

The beautiful Sunday morning started with the new students walking with nature. Students were taken for a walk where they had few fun activities and enjoyed the beauty of Western Ghats and the CIRS.

TED x @ CIRS

As part of their Creativity, Activity and Service module of the IB curriculum, The IB Year One students of Chinmaya International Residential School hosted a TedxYouth event in their school premises on 31st March 2017. TED is an international organization which hosts speakers with ideas on scientific, cultural and academic topics.

Sessions were held by 6 marvelous speakers namely -   Tushar Joag (an influential public intervention artist), Danish Kanagaraj (a brave disabled young entrepreneur), Rakesh Saha (the head of the Educational Support team of MAD or Make a Difference, an Indian nonprofit organisation which works to ensure better outcomes for children in the country), Vishnu Sharma (an educator with a very rich experience), Dr Parul Pareeek (a children’s psychologist and the director of ROPE, an organisation which strives to empower the young girls in India) and Anirudh Belle (the founder and Editor in Chief of You Speak India, an NGO working towards social awareness among the urban youth. He is also a CIRS alumnus.)

The theme of the TEDx Event was“Enisled Yet Connected”.  The significance of being united not just within our community, but across the world through inspiring talks, through language was brought out beautifully.

The event started off by invoking Mother Sarasvati which was followed by the introduction of the event by the core team members and also the presentation of the “TedxYouth@CIRS:Dont blink” video.Chinmay, Vasika and Rohan were the hosts of the event. The first speaker of the event was Mr. Vishnu Sharma. His talk titled “Journey of a hyperactive student “illustrated the inspiring story of his life as he crossed the barriers to success. He gave examples of incidents in his life which triggered various thought provoking ideas which led to the turning point in his life.

This was followed by Dr Parul Pareek, who gave an enlightening talk on “emotions “and the importance of the Emotional Quotient. She explained the ABC model which stood for Activating Event, Belief and Consequences.

Danish Kanagaraj, the last speaker of the first session, shared his experience as a survivor of Muscular dystrophy and how he channeled his mind above the physical disabilities.

Tushar Joag commenced the second session with his talk about the interesting work he does with his NGO Public Work Cells, that creates works of art that seek to make interventions in the urban space, by designing and producing objects that while being functional and aesthetic bring into focus the various concerns of the immediate situation.

This was followed by Rakesh Saha, who captivated the audience with his speech titled “Role of Youth in Driving Systemic Social Change” which opened the eyes of the audience as to how to tackle social issues in the community and the vital role of the youth in doing so.

Anirudh Belle, the last speaker of the event marveled the audience with his powerful speech on Empathy and Citizenship. He used the incident of AFSPA and the unrest in Manipur as a trigger into his salient topic which was empathy and the idea of citizenship.

TENNIS LEAGUE 2017

Coimbatore District Tennis association conducted the Tennis league from 21st January to 23rd March, 2017.Sixty Nine teams with more than 600 players from various schools participated in the event and Our school emerged as the Winners.

The team comprised of

  • Stuti chovatiya of Grade IX
  • Vagis S Kumar of Grade IX
  • Rohan b mahendra of Grade IX
  • Vedant kedia of Grade X
  • Anish murugasan of Grade XI
  • Bala venkat of Grade XII
  • Vignesh harikrishnan of Grade XII
  • Jaswanth p of Grade XII
  • G N Koushik karan of Grade XII

The whole team was led by Vijay Coach. Stuti chovatiya of Grade IX, the youngest player of the team won the rising stars cup by the Tennis league association for leading majority of the games in the league.

ORIENTATION FOR NEW PARENTS AND STUDENTS OF CLASS XI

GROUP : MANAN
THEME: VALUED BASED EDUCATION

The discussion started with defining ‘value’ and citing various examples of values. This was followed by a discussion on how Value-based Education is different from Value Education. All parents agreed that both are essential for School education but it is Value-based Education which goes beyond academics and can be imbibed for a life time. Valued based Education brings about a positive transformation of the individual and this makes one contented in life. Parents recalled some great personalities like Dr. APJ Kalam who were known and remembered for their values.

Parents felt that CIRS has a rich culture of values as they observed the students respecting the elders, wishing ‘Hari Om’ and having a friendly approach. They were happy to know about the morning Spiritual classes and evening Arathi in their daily schedule. They very much appreciated the system of the Subhashi badge and the exemplary students of the Dorms, celebration of the important festivals in the campus, with an awareness of their significance and Seva week which involves community service.

Parents strongly felt that at home they need to lead by example by being a role model to their children and can support the School by sustaining the discipline followed at School. To conclude they were reminded of Pujya Gurudev’s quote: Values are not taught but caught’.

GROUP: TAPAS
THEME: ADOLESCENT ISSUES.

The following were identified and discussed

Problems/Issues  

  • Adolescence issue cannot be avoided and the generation gap between parents and children make it more so.
  • Nuclear family, were children are not occupied by parents
  • Parents are not role models for their children.
  • Changing Lifestyle and invasion of titillating media into homes

Suggestions/Solutions:

  • Setting / explaining the limits and boundaries that a child cannot cross.
  • Don’t drink / smoke in front of children. Parents have picked up the habit, however this must not be done in front of the children.
  • Monitoring of the activities of the children and being aware of what they are doing and where they have been.
  • Having patience while handling the issues.
  • Parental access to be provided to electronic items used by children
  • Guide the children like a friend.
  • Parents need to provide good substitute for laptops / mobile phones in their homes.

GROUP : ABILASH
THEME: GYANAM SEVACHA KAUSHALAM

1. Meaning of the terms Knowledge, service and efficiency.

  • Parents expressed their view on knowledge. They said that there is a gap between what children learn and what they experience the world. So a parent suggested that CIRS must bridge the gap.
  • They added children must be given right knowledge and not be pressurised.
  • The highest form of knowledge was brought in and how CIRS moulds the children in different context of knowledge was discussed.
  • On their views on seva, parents said that seva is any action done without expectations.
  • The parents were of the view that  service must start from home. Guruji's personal experience (which he once shared) was given as as example of seva.  It was concluded that seva is a bhava or attitude behind any action.
  • How the knowledge and seva leads to efficiency was discussed.

2. How the motto of CIRS  related to " success" of the child?

A discussion was held on what ‘Success’ mean.  The parents were of the view that success is related to happiness.  Monitory benefits do not mean success.

3. Parents contribution in achieving the motto of CIRS.

  • Parents felt that it is important for them to make the child realise that inputs provided  at CIRS are  not for a short period but for the life time.  Thus the values of Knowledge, Efficiency and Service should stay through the life of the children.
  • Parents can talk to the children more frequently and reinforce these values.
  • Provide support to the children  in following the values taught to them. They can be the role models.

GROUP : SAMARPAN
THEME :  REINFORCEMENT OF SCHOOL INPUTS AT HOME

  • Children must be engaged in activities that help in inculcating values and occupy their time as well.
  • Parents must spend quality time with the children.
  • Parents must minimize the usage of gadgets and watching television and set an example.
  • Everyone in the family must use a common computer and phone to stop children misusing them.
  • Providing knowledge on good vs bad that the child automatically refrains from misusing internet.
  • Having no password policy at home on all mobiles phones so that everything is open and ways of diversion can be checked.
  • Parents must follow CIRS core values/principles.

Suggestion:

  • Periodic online submission of holiday assignment by the children will keep them positively engaged.

GROUP: SADBHAAV
THEME:MAKING VALUES VALUABLE

Are values valued today? -  Regarding this, following questions were discussed.

  • Are we able to showcase the relevance of the values in our day to day life?
  • Parents are not necessarily a good example -some contradictions in what we say and what we do; Are we showing the right behaviours as an example?
  • Specific discussion between parents/children on the values which are demonstrated in the world today is important ( politics, movies etc); Are we giving enough time with the children? Is this time used well for discussion?
  • Are we promoting the right options of education, entertainment, fun for children?
  • Have we educated our children to make the right choices?
  • How do we remove the sense of entitlement from the children?
  • Where is the balance? Are we in a rush to give all the things that we can afford to our children?
  • What we as parents give,we get? Are we as parents being the right models/examples for our children?

The following points were shared by the parents during the discussion:

  • To show value of Money, give the c hildren the ability to spend money but under guidance.
  • We cannot POLICE everything that our children are expected to, but if we give the right principles to evaluate these options, the child will learn to make the right choices.

Values are highly relevant to this generation especially due to the vast exposure due to media and the internet.

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SANSKRIT BRIDGE COURSE

A bridge course is designed to help the students who are new to Sanskrit with a view to enhance the understanding of Sanskrit. The fundamental topics / concepts of Sanskrit that are necessary for understanding the language will be taught in this course. Classes will happen on every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 7.45 pm to 8.30 pm in the language room.
The following students will be attending the course.

Sl.No.

Name

Roll No.

Class

Sec

1.

Sabharish P.

2912

VI

A

2.

Rhea Shah

2965

VI

B

3.

Pranav Narayana

2734

VII

A

4.

Seethai

3010

VII

A

5.

Dhivyan P.

2773

VII

B

6.

Nithish Reddy

2791

VII

B

7.

Sachin Aanandh

2602

VIII

A

HANUMAN JAYANTI

Hanuman Jayanti was celebrated on 11th April, 2017 with lot of devotion and austerity by the CIRS family. There was Abhishek offered at Hanuman temple. The children were given jepa sheets and a big maala was made with jepa written by the teachers and the students. The children were also given a small activity puzzle on Hanuman JI during their spiritual class.

Hanuman Chalisa was chanted 54 times by the children in different groups. The children chanted the Hanuman Chalisa religiously with the devotion in their hearts. They relished the joy of chanting His name. There was a special Arati in the evening with Pooja offered to Lord Hanuman.

XII GRADE TOUR

The Grade 12 students of CIRS had an exceptional experience in their educational tour. With the dynamic personalities- Swami Mitranandaji and Swami Anukoolanandaji, the students got the opportunity to travel to the much ignored yet breathtaking North East India. From the streets of Guwahati to the mystical hills of Shillong to the diverse Kaziranga National Park, the students witnessed the unsung beauty of this part of the nation. Swami Mitranandaji,with whom the students travelled with, was one man of a kind. Deep discussions on an array of issues and topics with him were also another highlight of the tour. The journey was truly edifying as students got the time to reflect, discuss and also appreciate the culture of the North East.

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X GRADE - YOUREKA CAMP

Our School organized an educational trip for the grade 10 students to Yercaud from 27th March to 30th March 2017. The students experienced an adventurous yet reflective stay at the camp as every day was packed with new challenges and experiences. The Four-day stay at the camp was brought to life by the instructors who accompanied the students on every endeavour that they undertook. Their energy and enthusiasm resonated in the students, spreading a positive vibration.

DAY 1 – 27/03/2017

On March 27th, at 6:00 AM, all the students of grade 10 assembled in front of the school, packed and ready. Blessings were showered upon them by our Swamiji Anukoolananda Ji, Principal Shanti ma’am and Headmistress Jaya ma’am for a safe and joyous stay at the camp. The students then commenced their journey, accompanied by five teachers. The excitement filled the air as they boarded the bus. The students were eager to reach the camp and as the hours rolled by, their wish was granted. At 3:00 PM in the afternoon, after a tiresome bus journey, the team arrived at Youreka Camp site, Yercaud. Upon arrival, the team of instructors welcomed them and served a delectable lunch. Time for refreshing was provided soon after which the students were divided into four teams. Each team was given a fun name and presented their objectives of the camp as a poster.  The day ended short after dinner at 8:00PM, with students snuggling into their comfortable sleeping bags.

DAY 2 – 28/03/2017

The second day at the Camp roared into life after breakfast. The different teams were assigned different activities according to a schedule. One of the activities for the day was the rope courses. Two students in the group were to climb a ladder made of ropes. They have to help each other at every step to reach the top. It was then named as the friendship ladder. There were other rope games like bucket walking, balancing ropes etc.  All these activities were challenging for the students and were thoroughly enjoyed. Activities commenced after breakfast and came to a pause just in time for lunch.

The students were exhausted and rested for an hour after which the activities commenced again. The students were taken for rappelling wherein they moved down a steep rock. They were tied by means of a double rope secured above and placed around the body and paid out gradually in the descent. It was truly adventurous!!

At 6:00PM, the instructors gathered all the students according to their group for a “REFLECTION” time. This session was dedicated towards reflecting on the days’ activities and sharing them with the other team members. This added to the reflective nature of the experience, making the students grow. This was followed by another fun session of activities after which they dined.

DAY 3 – 29/03/2017

After a calm day of introspection and learning, day three held new challenges for the students. The activities assigned for the different groups pushed the students to their limits and transformed them mentally. Each of the groups learnt about tent pitching and compass reading during the morning hours. After lunch, one of the teams built tents on the banks of the nearby Manju lake, the other teams navigated their way through the thick jungle and climbed the hills, ready for the night out.

The teams that embarked to climb the steep rock hills faced courage-evoking difficulties. The team that ventured into the thick forests for the night out faced the fear of solitude. With that, the day three ended on a joyous note.

DAY 4 – 30/03/2017

As the fourth day closed in, an atmosphere of reluctance fell heavy on the students. The day had finally come to depart to CIRS. The instructors gathered their groups and a reflection session were conducted after the breakfast. They also handed out their appreciations along with a certificate. A group photo to cherish forever and then, they were off to CIRS. A strong bond emerged between the students. The feeling lingered even as they boarded the coach, to Coimbatore. The trip had come to an exhaustive end as the team made it back to the school.

WEBINAR ON VEDIC MATHEMATICS

Chinmaya International Foundation organised a Webinar (online workshop) from 24th February to 24th March 2017 on Vedic Mathematics. Twelve CIRS students from Grade 7 participated in the webinar. The sessions were held on every Tuesdays and Fridays from 9.15 to 10.15 PM. The author of CIF’s Vedic Maths course Sri Vinay Nair conducted the sessions online. All the students thoroughly enjoyed the sessions and the sessions were highly beneficial to the students.

The highlights of the workshop were

  • discussions on faster computation techniques
  • Learning through Pattern-observations
  • Forming conjectures, reasoning and proving
  • Multiple ways of solving problems
  • Puzzles

SUGGESTIONS & FEEDBACK BY CIRS PARENTS

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

GROUP : SAMARPAN
THEME: CIRS  -  MOTTO :  KNOWLEDGE, SERVICE & EFFICIENCY

The discussion started with understanding the Sanskrit sloka which is the motto of the CIRS,which translates in English as Knowledge, Service , Efficiency.

  • Knowledge (intellectual, physical, emotional) is to know, to do, to remember and to apply that in real life.
  • Knowledge is also about making the right choices i.e. to understand and differentiate between right and wrong.
  • Source of knowledge becomes very relevant. Instead of looking only at books as the source, Nature has a lot to offer. The traditional Indian system of “Gurukula” believed in connecting with nature.
  • Efficiency is a skill as to how to use the one have in real life situations and it varies from one individual to another.
  • Service starts at an individual level and then to nature/society and then to the entire humanity.

Parent’s role:

  • Parents should teach the children to be positive and be thankful to the nature and the appreciation should begin by thanking nature for all that it gives us on a daily basis.
  • Parents should avoid comparing one child to another.
  • Child needs to communicate what is expected from the child.
  • Parents should be a role model to children. Parents must model working seflessly.
  • Parent should train the children to reduce wastage and procure only what one needs and not wants.
  • Parent must also respect the independent thinking of the children .
  • Parents maintain a positive environment at home

At CIRS a lot of independence is given to the children. Also the essence of CIRS is CVP- Chinmaya Vision Programme and its four pillars are Integrated Development, Indian culture, Patriotism and Universal Outlook.

The motto of the school automatically promotes qualities like kindness, humility, integrity, courage and so on. These qualities could be developed in a child with conscious effort and patience for a long period of time.

GROUP :  SADBHAAV
THEME:  MAKE VALUES VALUEABLE

Initially Parents were initiated into a discussion as to why they have chosen CIRS.

  • Why CIRS?
    • Good education, experienced teachers. Child gets an opportunity to question, explore, discover and unfold talents.
    • Overall development of the child
    • To inculcate spirituality in the child
    • Child celebrates each festival knowing why that has been celebrated.
    • Parents witnessed positive transformation that CIRS makes in a child.
    • Morality inculcation should happen at right time at right age in the right place and CIRS is the right place.
    • Child is not interacting with people as they are attached to the gadgets. At CIRS, child will spend more time with people.
    • Child should know the value and ability to discriminate.
    • Parents strongly believe that CIRS makes a good impact on each child.
  • How important values are valuable to present generation?
    • Respect and responsibility is not taught to the children by the parents as the parents are busy with their works and finds no time to spend with the kids.
    • Not realizing the value of people. Present generation is attached to the materialistic things like computer gadgets.
    • Children do not learn value but they catch values. They reflect what they observe from their parents. If parents are using phone, the kids will also use some gadgets.
    • The present generation is more knowledgeable. They learn more but there is lack of guidance on how to use that knowledge wisely.
  • How can parents inculcate values?
    • Anything that a parent conveys to a child will have an impact on them as the parent is their 1st teacher. So there should not be any conflicts between the input given by the teachers and the input given by the parents.  Along with the child we parents and teachers should practice the values. Only then the child will get confidence.
    • Having a parental control over the kids. Spending more time with the kids and make them share their daily activities. This will be a way to teach and correct he child.
    • Keep the child away from TV and Internet.
  • Value that can be included
    • Compassion, Care ,Empathy,Emotional balance ,Sharing and Hardwork.

GROUP : PRACHODAN/ INSPIRATION
THEME: CAREER AND ITS INFLUENCE ON EDUCATION.

The following points were discussed:

  1. It was felt that the right age for deciding the career is 14 years.
  2. Suggested that the selection of a subject should be decided by  the child.
  3. Child should be helped to understand the world before making a choice.
  4. Exposure to different careers and choice before making a decision is necessary. It is not necessary that a doctor’s son should be a doctor or engineer that matters. He should be imparted with the knowledge to choose a right career.
  5. Even if the career is changed in between but one with passion  can supersede others and outperform in his/ her field.
  6. Earlier generation was very strict and never gave much of an opportunity but was forced  to pick up their career what they are into.
  7. Often the children are confused and keep changing their career but this is the time parents and teachers play a role to give them the direction.
  8. Parents have to be considerate and give the platform to the children and should not be forced but supportive. Confidence and personality matters better than marks. They should not be influenced by the celebrities.
  9. Happiness and contentment is important in life.

GROUP NAME : ABHILASH -  ASPIRATION
THEME: GYANAM SEVACHA KAUSHALAM

1. Meaning of the terms Knowledge, service and efficiency was discussed at length.

  • Parents expressed their view on knowledge. They said that there is a gap between what children learn and what they experience the world. So a parent suggested that CIRS could bridge the gap.
  • On their views on seva, parents said that seva is any action done for the welfare of others without expectations.Service must start from home. Guruji's personal experience (which he once shared) was given as  example of seva. It was concluded that seva is a bhava or attitude behind any action.
  •  How the knowledge and seva leads to efficiency was discussed.

2. How the motto of CIRS related to " success" of the child?
What does the term success mean to each one was discussed. The success was connected to Happiness and how children must consider success was discussed.

3. How Parents can contribute in achieving the motto of CIRS?
It was discussed that it is important for parents to make the child realise that what we give at CIRS is not for a short period but for the life time. Parents can talk to the children regarding this often and also support them in practicing the values taught.

4. How CIRS inculcates these values?
Different programs and activities of CIRS were shared with Parents to give an insight of the activities. 

GROUP :  KRIPA- BENEVOLENCE
THEME: ALL ROUND DEVELOPMENT OF CHILD

The following are the points of discussion:

1. What does the overall development of a child mean? What are its components?
Overall development  aims at the overall unfoldment and gentle blossoming of the student at all levels of the personality, so that he or she becomes physically fit and well-groomed, emotionally balanced, intellectually alert and creative and spiritually awakened. The components discussed were physical development, mental development, emotional development and spiritual development.

  • Physical development – games played and the sports trained in CIRS.
  • Mental and emotional development – Nurtured well in the school by giving ample opportunities for self-introspection and all are equally put into equal situations to bring about their potentials.
  • Spiritual development – Morning spiritual classes, value-education classes, celebration of all Indian festivals with its full vigor and glory, teaching them the Indian tradition and culture behind each observance.

2. Does the overall development hinder successful academics in the present education scenario?

  • Students are monitored periodically by a team of teachers – from their dorm parents, dining table in-charges, subject teachers and to the class teacher and maintain a record of the positive and negative traits of the child.

3. What appropriate educational processes are implemented by CIRS for attempting this? How can parents contribute to the school in achieving this?

  • Continuous evaluation and mentoring by team of teachers including spiritual guides, remedial supports, periodic tests. The various processes were explained to the Parents.
  • Also the Parents role in partnering with the school was discussed.

GROUP :  SVEEKAR
THEME :  VALUE BASED EDUCATION
When should it start?

  • Start value education right at home.
  • Parents could share stories from Puranas with children.
  • Parents have to demonstrate values rather than instructing. Parents need to display the values in their life. Stop  preaching….   set an example…
  • Special emphasis to be given for values in a nuclear family since it becomes easier in Joint Families.

Why values…?
If there is no value imbibed the world will surely become barbaric.

Solutions….

  • The parents have to align themselves with the values that CIRS promote.
  • Education should also emphasize the evils of the world and equip them with the strength to avoid malpractices.
  • Students should be given values in THEIR mother tongue language, making it palatable for them.
  • Supplementary help can be given at home to reinforce values that are taught at CIRS.
  • It is very important to get charged from within.

Success and values

  • Success is short lived without values.
  • Parents of CIRS must spread the values that they learn from the Institution.
  • Success must be subjective not objective… That is where  values play a big role.
  • Explain the reason why do we have religious practices…
  • Appreciate the kid when he does something good.

CIRS inputs

  • At CIRS the glory of our culture is imparted…
  • Outstanding emotional stability is aimed at.
  • Here children are found  friendly, interactive and kind. And are aimed at making them as role models in the society..
  • CVP is the essence of the school which makes the difference setting Chinmaya Vidyalayas apart from the other schools.
  • CIRS communicates …. greater vision and a highest goal are essential for everyone's life.

How can parents contribute?

  • Reinforce the values taught at the institution.
  • Spread the ideas of CIRS friends and family members.
  • Follow CIRS routine when children come home.
  • Each parent to support CIRS at their level best.


GROUP : RATI-DEVOTION
THEME: REINFORCEMENT OF SCHOOL INPUTS AT HOME

  1. What needs to be done (and what should not be done ) by parents to reinforce the school inputs at home?

The following points came up in the discussion on ‘What needs to be done (and what should not be done ) by parents to reinforce the school inputs at home?’

  • Control on television timings
  • Rouser time
  • Emphasis on doing Evening Aarti everyday
  • Planning appropriate activities (in line with the school) during vacations
  • Parents to act as role models
  1. Discuss the areas of possible divergence in the value systems at school and at home.
  • Food Practices
  • Worship practices
  • Handling Electronic Gadgets
  • Sleeping habits
  1. Suggest ways of school and parent collaboration to achieve better reinforcement of school inputs.
  • Conveying the expectations of the school to the parents
  1. What does CIRS do to help parents and children reinforce school inputs at home?
  • Letter and Feedback form given by Swamiji during vacations
  • Designed Holiday Home works
  • Seva Activities
  • Geeta chanting CD’s

GROUP : SHARAN
THEME: SCHOOL UNDERSTANDING THE CHILD AND PARENTS BETTER.

Points discussed and the suggestions made by the group are as follows:

  1. Parents were of the opinion that since the students hail from diverse cultural, economical, social and lingual background there should be more interactive sessions organised between the students and RHPs so that the students feel free to express their emotions .
  2. A questionnaire can be given to the parents with questions pertaining to the likes, dislikes, achievements, strengths and weaknesses of the child. This may serve as an aid for the school to understand the child better.
  3. Regular updates of the child's achievements in academics  and co-curricular activities to be communicated to the parents.
  4. Students coming from the same lingual and regional background to be made to talk to each other so that they can open up their concerns and dilemma to each other since they connect better due to their commonality.
  5. There should be a forum to encourage students who are shy and less interactive.
  6. There should be a detailed presentation of the school and its premises so that parents who fail to see the school on the scheduled days can get an idea of the infrastructure and the details of the school.
  7. Students should be encouraged to take care of their health by reminding them to keep themselves hydrated and to take care of their skin by using skin friendly lotions as students come from various parts of country ,these things will help them to adapt better to the new climate.

GROUP : TRIPTI
THEME: ADOLESCENT ISSUES

ADOLESCENT ISSUES

  • Social Media distraction.
  • Peer pressure
  • Addiction to technology based distractions like  Computer & video games / I Pad / Electronics.
  • No physical activity
  • No Quality Time spent with students by the parents.
  • Comparison to be avoided.
  • Misunderstood relationships
  • Inquisitiveness leading to unwanted materials.

ABILITY TO HANDLE ISSUES BY THE PARENTS.

  • Some of the parents felt that their guidance or advice was not paid heed to by their wards.
  • Children are not willing to share their problems with their parents as the parents are not able to build personal intimacy with them.

CHALLENGES FACED BY PARENTS.

  • Not being able to talk to their children freely.
  •  Parents feel that they are not brave enough to talk about sex-related issues with their own children.
  •  Misunderstanding and quarrel between siblings.

SOLUTION

  • To have Sex education in school.
  • Teachers to play the role of confidants and mentors so as to guide the students.

EXPECTATIONS from the Parents:

  • Monthly feed-back for each student to the parent to be sent.
  • Feed-back to contain disciplinary and behavioral issues too.
  • School should motivate and encourage the students to follow school routine at home and carry forward their training and learning at home during the vacations also.

GROUP : ANUBHUTI
THEME: REINFORCEMENT OF SCHOOL INPUTS AT HOME

Feedback / Suggestions

What needs to be done by parents to reinforce the school inputs at home?

  • Parents could prepare a flexible time table and encourage surdents to follow the same Schedule.
  •  Parents to spend more quality time with the child
  •  Parents should refrain from  preaching and  bribing to get things done.
  •  Parents should avoid junk food (At lease limit it)

Discuss the areas of possible divergence in the value systems at school and at home.
  • Encourage speaking good language(words) at home.
  •  Provide a friendly environment in home.
  •  Patriotism and honesty should be demonstrated in the family.
  • Family could plan field trips in and around India and ensure no littering done during travel.
  • Time management should be aimed at home also .

Suggest ways of school and parents collaboration to achieve better reinforcement of school inputs?

  • Parents requested to allow them to observe the school activities and classroom activities for one day to get a better understanding of school inputs.
  •  Interested parents can contribute in career counselling. (Provision to upload parents’ profile

Parents had the following Queries:
  • Overnight stay with child during outing.
  •  Skype should be available for all the parents.

GROUP: KALPANA
THEME : CIRS THEME OF THE YEAR 2017-18Making Values Valuables

Questions which were discussed :-

  • What is the relevance of this topic to this generation?

Points which were discussed:

  • This topic is very relevant to this generation all of us see the need and that is why we are at CIRS.
  • Values make a person a good human being who makes a good family in turn making a good environment.
  • Parents do not have time and hence, children are often easily distracted.
  • Many children stay with servants all the time and hence, don’t share heart to heart time with parents
  • Elders often offer valuable input hence, students must be encouraged to listen to them.
  • Institutions can take up projects which take children around the real world where they get to see the sufferings of their fellow beings like taking then to old age homes and slums etc.
  • Institutions must deal with students with proper strictness.
  • What concrete / visible steps do we as parents take to craft our children’s character? Identify the conflicting inputs that we give to the child?
  • Be polite, humble and patient with them.
  • Fulfilling desires is not the answer to make them happy.
  • Eg :- we take to late night parties and attend them ourselves but expect them to follow values like waking up early.
  • Parents need to be good role models and behave the way we want them to behave.
  • We give them things that they may need or not need.
  • Rather than advice them all the time we must lead by example.
  • Rather than tell them to DO GOOD we must BE GOOD.
  • What is the parent’s role to support CIRS in further inculcating this motto in the children?
  1. Inculcate reading habit in children at home by reading along with them just as we would watch a football match on the television.
  2. We as parents must encourage outdoor activities and at least once in a week plan a vacation which involves interaction with the nature.
  3. Bring about a home atmosphere in line with the school right from waking up to jogging and prayers in the evening. This must be practiced even while the child is in the school thus enabling parents to tune in with the children’s lifestyle.


GROUP  : GAMBHIR
THEME : CAREER AND ITS INFLUENCE ON EDUCATION

The points of discussion are as follow: 

  1. Many parents were of the view that 9th standard is the right time to expose the child to a window of opportunities that the world offers.
  2. Some parents were of the opinion that strengthening the strength of the child should be the direction in which the school needs to go. Many were happy to know the avenues that CIRS offers  Ain this connection.
  3. Almost all the participants echoed the view that mere academic excellence will not lay a foundation stone for a bright career.
  4. Participants of the discussion also threw light on the fact that effective coaching in the school will naturally lead to a scenario where coaching for entrance exams will be less. This was cited as a reason choosing CIRS as their desired destination.
  5. Many parents felt that pressure on entrance exam takes away the joy of learning.
  6. Hands- on activities and less pressure on children were identified by the participants as areas where school can play a constructive as well as crucial role.

In a nutshell many participants echoed the fact that children give many signals when they grow up.  They were of the opinion that if these signals are comprehended in time and appropriate actions are taken, child’s career prospects can be explored.  The participants reiterated that parents as well as the teachers should also observe whether these signals are changing over a period of time.

GROUP :  SHAURYA
THEME :  CIRS – PARENT INTERFACE
Points Discussed by the Parents:

  • Frequency of the reporting system about the progress of the students to parents
  • The trust and faith the parents have on the variety of reports generated by the school
  • Anand Utsav PTM meetings
  • Co curricular and extracurricular reporting system in the school

Suggestions:

  • Children to get access to make phone calls weekly once (at least junior school or new students) so that parents can know about the progress of the child.
  • Frequency of reports sent to parents on variety of activities the students participate can be increased from 2 (Semester 1 & 2) to 4.
  • Reports on the health and food habits can be also maintained and sent to the parents.

GROUP : SUDHIR
THEME : EVER WIDENING GULF BETWEEN SOCIETY AND SCHOOLS LIKE CIRS WHICH PROVIDE VALUE EDUCATION.

The following are the point summary we discussed.

  1. Even though the west lacks values, Children are interested to go abroad and pursue their studies.
  2. Peer influence leads to the value degradation many at times and the role of school to impart it.
  3. How do you live the paradox of being ambitious and yet live with values and spirituality.
  4. Since the schools are a small part of society and there the children live adhered to values and if they come out of the school and move in to the society how they manage the conflicts of values.

GROUP :  MANAN/MEDITATION
THEME: - VALUE BASED EDUCATION

The discussion started with the analysis of what the value based education is. The discussion proceeded with the following points:-

  1. Values should be caught from the day they are born.
  2. Values should be inculcated through the family surroundings.
  3. Home is the most important factor to impact the values.
  4.  Children should be taught to respect other religions and their culture as well as the culture of other countries.
  5. Culture of the country and our life style should go hand in hand, through education.
  6. Various values should be brought in, in all the subjects.
  7. The blend of our culture with the culture of other countries should be taught through our lessons.
  8. Our lessons should be taught through cultural anecdotes, on everyday basis to bring the impact in them about the values we have to follow in our day to day life.
  9. English is the main communication language but all other languages also should be given equal importance to get accustomed to our own culture.
  10. Children should be taken to various voluntary institutions of under privileged and make them feel their responsibility towards the society and in turn to eradicate the poverty of our country.
  11. All religious festivals must be celebrated to enlighten the students about our rich cultural heritage.

The discussion concluded with the following notes:-

  • Value based education should  provide social capacity to students, and equip them with social and relationship skills, intelligences and attitudes to succeed at school and throughout their lives.
  • Value-based Education must help students to set in those values into their lives, personal behaviour and social interactions.

GROUP: SHANNT / SERENITY
THEME: CIRS – PARENT INTERFACE

Suggested Questions:

  • What is the relation between parent’s trust and faith (in school) with regard to frequency and variety of reports generated by the school?
  • What kind of reports would denote progress of a child in school and what do you think is the feasible frequency of reports? Discuss its pros and cons.
  • What is the reporting system in CIRS to denote the progress in the children?

The reports relate to the students were discussed with entire satisfaction.
Parents also suggested few points which was noted.

GROUP: TAPAS / DISCIPLINE / JATAYU.
THEME: ADOLESCENT ISSUES.

The following were identified and discussed
Parents expressed the following points:
Problems/Issues  

  • Children are maturing early – Hormonal change occurring quickly
  • Children face peer pressure
  • The generation gap between parents and children
  • Nuclear families sees more problems than joint families
  • As parents, we are not role models nor are there many good role models in the society.
  • Lifestyle has changed over the years
  • Electronic media like T.V/I pod/Internet/Mobile is one of the most important reasons for issues
  • Lack of Sanskar / value systems in the family and society

Suggetions/Solutions:

  1. Control of mind – Children must be trained to control their thoughts are redirect it towards good thoughts and values.
  2. Setting / explaining the limits and boundaries that a child cannot cross.
  3. Don’t drink / smoke in front of children. Even if Parents have the habit,  this must not be done in front of the children.
  4. Guidance of elders/Joint family members must be constantly provided.
  5. Monitoring of the activities of the children and being aware of what they are doing and where they have been.
  6. Having patience while handling the issues.
  7. Reading books: motivational and inspirational books to be given to the children at young age (with some % of their choice of book).
  8. Parental access to be provided to electronic items used by children

RAM NAVAMI CELEBRATIONS

Sri Rama Navami was celebrated with lot of devotion and reverence, taking the name of the Great God at CIRS. All the students assembled at the MPH for the celebration of His birth. Swami Anukoolananda Ji explained the significance of the birth of Sri Rama. He revealed the greatness of His love towards His devotees. The message given by Swami Swaroopananda Ji was also played to the children. Swamiji exclaimed Lord Rama as the Ideal of Life. There was a Pooja performed by Swami Anukoolanandaji.

What could be a better way to express our devotion to the lord than chanting his name? There was a Nama Jepa from 5.00 to 6.00 P.M at Ram Arati Hall in the MPH. The children chanted Bhagavan’s name with utmost devotion.

There was a special Arati in the evening where the children performed and dedicated the entire show to Lord Sri Rama. They dressed up like mother Kausalya, mother kaikeyi and mother Sumitra and showered their love on Lord Rama. The story of the dear most devotees of Lord Rama, Hanumanji, Kevat and Bharatha was beautifully enacted by dance drama. The devotion of the devotees towards Bhagavan Sri Rama brought tears in the eyes of the audience. Thus Ramanavami was celebrated bringing Bhagavan Sri Rama in the hearts of everyone.

 

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GAYATHRI HAVAN

At CIRS the new Academic Year commences with the Gayatri Havan performed at the quadrangle of the Mathura Block. On 3rd of April the students of CIRS participated in the Gayatri Havan seeking the blessings of the Lord before beginning the new session.

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

ORIENTATION PROGRAM 2017

Swagatham 2017, the new parents and students orientation program begun with pre preparation of all the activities and the Ice breaking sessions for the new parents and the students. It was scheduled for two days.

01/04/2017

The gates were open for the new members of the CIRS family at 10.00 A.M. Parents were excited and curious to know the extended family of CIRS. They dropped their luggage in the respective dorms and registered the admission of their children by submitting their certificates. After the process of registration, delicious lunch was provided to the parents.

It was now the time to know each other. The activities for the day started with the welcome address by madam Principal. She was glad welcoming the new stars of CIRS with their family. The dance team of CIRS presented a marvellous dance performance. An ice breaking session was planned for the parents and the students. They were divided into different groups and the various fun games were conducted to break the ice amongst them. As always, CIRS was successful in bringing all of them together.

After the ice breaking sessions, there was a staff introduction session where each and every faculty and the staff members were introduced the parents and the students of CIRS.

There was session by Rajeshwari Didi, “One day at CIRS” in which Didi beautifully summarized the activities of the child at CIRS. She also brought out the significance and the motto of CIRS behind every action. Swami Anukoolananda Ji’s session on CVP made the parents realise and understand the ‘Chinmaya Vision Program’ which is being implemented in a greater way at CIRS.

The beautiful music presentation, organised by the musical Department of CIRS was breath taking. The nightingale voice of the singers impressed the parents and the little ones. Ramesh Kulkarni Sir presented a mesmerizing vocal singing. It was followed by Gurudev’s Arati.

02/04/17

The second day of the orientation was planned for the ‘Group Discussion’ among the parents on the chosen topics. The whole aim of the discussion was to let the parents know and understand the vision and the mission of CIRS. The parents were impressed and taken over by the range of activities with the best quality. They expressed their trust and their expectations on CIRS. Their valuable comments and the discussions were noted for the betterment of the system and the school.

After the Group Discussion, there was a feedback session by parents. They expressed their gratitude for the well organized and planned orientation. Finally, Madam Principal summarized the program and gave them more clarity on the system of CIRS. She also answered few questions posted by the parents and assured a safe and a fruitful stay for their children at CIRS.

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IX GRADE ORIENTATION

The orientation program for Grade IX was scheduled for three days. There were different sessions conducted to make the children comfortable and have a fresh start in the senior school. The proceedings of the different sessions are as follows.

Day 1: 27.03.2017

The first session of Day 1 was conducted by Madam Principle on the ‘Curriculum changes in CBSE’. She said that there was a growing disconnect between the existing academic achievements at the secondary levels and the higher secondary in the schools and hence to abridge the void and to ensure the quality education, the CBSE curriculum has been realigned. Students interacted very well in the session and cleared all their queries. She also reminded of their increased responsibilities, obligations and discipline as they now represent the senior school.

The second session was handled by Diwakar Sir and Madam Swarna on the importance of G.K and current affairs to inculcate ‘Civic sense’ in students. The session inspired students to widen their perspective on the world facts, improving their reading habits and updating their general knowledge. They were motivated to compile the information from various sources and acknowledge the sources which is aimed as a precursor for their data collection aptitude.

The third session was handled by Madam Sumathy on the impacts and the footprints that are left behind our actions. She quoted the life of great people and drew the attention on their actions that created the impact to the rest of the world. She quoted that what we are remembered for is more important than the things we achieve in our lives.

The last session for the morning schedule was conducted by Madam Saranya on ‘Who are our role models? She made the session interactive by asking the children about their role models. She quoted the names of few higher secondary children at CIRS and said that they can be the role models and learning can happen from each one around us.

Day 2: 28.03.2017

The sessions for the Day 2 begun with open forum by Sri Satish. He showed a beautiful video to the students and discussed on their interpretations. He focused on the different perspectives of looking at a problem and understanding that every situation that we call as a problem always has a solution in it. The children enjoyed the session and expressed their positive views on the topic.

The second session was handled by Sri Ganesh on ‘Marching Forward’.  The various career and educational options available for the children were brought to light.

The last session for the morning schedule was handled by Swami Anukoolananda Ji on ‘Potential to Performance’. Swamiji made the session very interesting by several activities. He made the children realise their true potential and the secret of putting it into action.

The children were divided into two groups and had trekking and paint ball activity in the afternoon schedule

HINDU NEW YEAR CELEBRATIONS

Gudi Padwa, the traditional New Year for Marathi people and ‘Ugadi’, the Kannada and the Telugu New Year coincides on the same date of 28th March, 2017. This day marks the beginning of the Chaitra month in the Hindu calendar.

CIRS embraces the children and staff from different parts of India. It is the culture of CIRS to respect and value the heritage of our own people. The New Year greetings were given to the people of Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka by the students of CIRS. They wished everyone on the auspicious occasion and share their own traditions and the culture of celebrating the first day of the calendar. Madam Principal shared her greetings to the CIRS family on the special day of the New Year.

SHUBH SAHAS 2017

An adventurous camp was conducted from 27-03-2017 to 31-03-2017 in the school organized by National Adventure Foundation, Tamil Nadu and Puduchery chapter for the entire students of (Classes V to VII)).

Children were divided into different groups and were involved in various activities inside and outside CIRS. The activities like Rappelling, flying fox, paintball, zorbing, river crossing, snorkelling, boxing, sumo wrestling, archery, bungee, jumaring were planned and executed inside the CIRS campus. They were also taken to Trimurti Dam for the several other activities like Commando net, Jet Ski, boll mix, mechanized bungee, kayaking, lake swimming, trekking.

Camp fire was set up for the children on 30th march, 2017. Children enjoyed the campfire and actively participated in the fun of campfire. 31st March was scheduled for tug of war and treasure hunt games. The winners of the tug of wars were Vishwamitra House and Vyasa house juniors.  The Treasure Hunt event winners were Valmiki House and runners up were Vasishta House.

The valedictory function of Shubh Sahas was scheduled on 31st March, 2017 at the AV room and the following students won the prizes in different categories.

  • Best student boy: Tanay Khemka
  • Best student girl: Krtya
  • Bravery heart: Nikhil
  • Mr. cheerful: Rithvik
  • Best player: Raghini
  • Best power point presentation: Yug, Tanay K, Aryan, Tanay U.    

The Overall championship was given to Vishwamitra house.

PADUKA POOJA

Gurudev Paduka Pooja was performed on 2nd March 2017 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.

SOCCER 5 ON 5 TOURNAMENT

Our school participated in the 1st Radha memorial Inter school soccer 5 on 5 Tournament, which was organized by Kovai vidhya mandir School Avinashi Road, Coimbatore from 25th to 26th February 2017. 24 teams from various Schools participated from all over Tamil Nadu and CIRS Soccer Team managed to play well till semifinals. It was a very good learning experience for the children of under 12 category.

SCIENCE WEEK CELEBRATIONS

The Science Week was celebrated with fun filled activities along with experiential learning for the students.

Junior Science Quiz:

The week began with a Junior Science Quiz for class 7 & 8 students. The team were neck to neck in the first three rounds – General Round, Audio-visual Round and the Activity round. The Clue round, which was a buzzer round made all the difference in the end.

The students of the Vasishta House took the risk and were able to score maximum points. The Valmiki House came second followed by the Vyasa House.

Science Exhibition:

The students of Shishu Vatika, Class 5 and 6 put up a Science Exhibition in the Physics Lab. There were over 35 experiments displayed by the Shishu Vatika and class 5 & 6 students.

All the junior school teachers along with Madam Principal, Headmistress and Swami Anukoolanadaji visited and went through the exhibits.

Overall, the students had a very good experiential learning under the guidance of Smt. Sharmila and Sri. Nagaraj who initiated the exhibition and under whose guidance the students put up the show.

Science Based Movie:

The junior school saw a science based movie based on a true story called ‘October Sky’. This inspiring film follows the success and failures of four boys inspired to build and send rockets to space.

The senior school students saw a film based on the novel ‘Brave New World’ by Aldous Huxley. The film is based around the concept of individual chosen for a particular job/work based on their gene composition.

Bird Watching:

This was a new activity that was held this year during the Science Week. On Sunday, from 6:30 to 8:30am, interested students went round the campus to identify the different birds that are resident or migrate to CIRS. This was a thrilling experience as students’ had the opportunity to observe birds closely and also study their features up-close using the binoculars.

The response to this activity was so good that another session was conducted the next Sunday.

CIRS CELEBRATES MAHASHIVARATHRI

Shivarathri was observed on 24th February 2017 with great austerity and auspiciousness at CIRS. The day started with the mrithyunjaya Havan for the junior and the senior school children. The children participated with complete devotion and dedication in the Havan.

They were taken to the Chinmaya maheshwara temple at CRDC in different groups. Each of them were blessed to do Abhishek for lord Shiva. They were engrossed in chanting different shlokas of lord Shiva. Prasad was distributed to them in the end. There was a special Arati in the evening. The Arati was filled the hearts of the children with devotion.

Then came the most awaited Mahashivaratri Pooja at 10.30 P.M. at MPH. The children were continuously chanting the name of the Lord and the Pooja was performed to the Great God. The Maha Arati at 12.00 A.M was one delightful and blissful scene of the day. The Maha Shivarathri 2017 enlightened and illuminated the knowledge of the great truth in everyone.

GRADE SPELL TEST

A Grade Spell Test was conducted under the English Enhancement Programme for the Junior School.  5th and 6th grades and the 7th and 8th grades comprised a group each. They had been given a spell list six months ago and had been tested on those words periodically by the teachers.

On the 21st of February 2017, each group went through a mass Spell Test conducted by Mrs. Roopa Gosain, Facilitator and Trainer of the English Enhancement Programme. Much competitive spirit was seen among the students and the underachievers too seemed to be triggered to perform. A discussion ensued after each session on the importance of learning spellings. The Programme definitely made the student fraternity understand the significance of the process of learning spellings.

HOBBY CLUBS 2016 – 17

In the last academic year 2016-17, hobbies were offered for all classes except IB students. The duration of each hobby was one hour. On every Wednesday, the junior students had their hobby from 3 to 4 pm whereas the senior students had their hobby from 4 to 5 pm.

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

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

Shivanjali music hobby clubs were extended to classes 9 and 10 also. Handwriting and Quiz hobbies were conducted as separate classes this academic year so as to accommodate more number of students and also for giving them ample training in it.

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

Classes V and VI

Along with Shvanjali’s hobby clubs Veena, Guitar, Flute and Violin, the following hobbies were offered to the students of classes 5 and 6.

Science Club, Comics, Embroidery, Glass Painting, Craft

Classes VII and VIII

Students of classes 7 and 8 got training in the following hobbies.

Spoken Tamil, Spoken French, Electronics, Dance, Film Club, Kid’s Craft, Dramatics, Band and Shivanjali Music Classes.

Classes IX and X

Film Club, MUN, Ornamental Craft, Chess, Commercial Art, Math Craft, Math Club, Tie and Dye, Ayurveda, Table, Hindi Poetry Writing and Dramatics along With Shivanjali Music Hobby Clubs enriched the students of classes 9 and 10.

Classes XI and XII

Classes 11 and 12 students had the opportunity of training themselves in the following club:
Movie Club, MUN, 3 D (Dialogue, Debate and Discuss), Singing with Karaoke, Math Club, Heritage Club, Dramatics and Painting.

On the whole more than 35 hobbies were offered to the students to cater to the varied interests and passion of our students and each hobby was allotted with a maximum of only 25 students

There were hobbies in fine-arts to expose the students to aesthetics, some hobbies like 3 D club and Model United Nations to refurbish and replenish the intellectual quest, hobbies like dramatics and Dance to refine their stage skills and also hobbies like Chess, Math club, Language hobbies were offered to sharpen the intellectual abilities of the students.

INTERNATIONAL CHILD ART EXHIBITION 2016-17

In the series of conducting artistic programmes, Kshitij has organized 7 National & 16 International Child Art Exhibitions up till 2015. A Staggering figure of 128637 participants from all over the world has esteemed the exhibitions organized by Kshitij & every year about 7000 participants increase the participants’ tally.

This year the 18th International Child Art Exhibition was conducted at Gurgaon.   R T Maanasa Abhirami and Rohan.B.Mahendra of Grade VIII participated under Group D and Ria Sali of Grade XI participated under Group E in the competition.  In spite of the tough competitions, all three students from CIRS bagged Gold medals and added credits to the school.

HOLI CELEBRATIONS

Holi celebrations at CIRS span across 2 days – Holika Dahan (12th March 2016) and Holi Dhuleti (13th March 2016).

Holi was celebrated, colorful and meaningful at CIRS. Dronacharya field was lighted up with colorful lights on 12th March evening. Our children presented a beautiful play on the real significance of Holi. The devotion and surrender of Bhakta prahalada was outstandingly brought out by the children. Followed by the spiritual awakening, the real Holika Dahan was performed by the CIRS family. The children participated with complete enthusiasm and involvement in the whole ritual. Prasad was also distributed after the practice.

The 13th March was awaited for the beautiful playing of Holi with colors. Krishna Pooja was performed and the first color was offered to Bhagavan Sri Krishna. Every child was provided with the color packets individually and the children enjoyed the celebrations of Holi to the core. The colors made everyone look the same fulfilling the real purpose of Holi to celebrate oneness amongst all differences.

That was not the end of the day. There was a special Arati in the evening. The MPH was filled with the music of Devotion. Students of Grade VIII also danced for the bhajan sung during the Arati. A meaningful talk by Swami Sharadananda was shown to the children to enlighten them with the significance of Holi.

THYAGARAJA ARADHANA DAY

The contribution of Saint Thyagaraja, one of the Trinities of Carnatic music, has been immense not only through his compositions but also through his SishyaParampara, who have preserved and enriched the true tradition of classical music. With the grace of Pujya Gurudev, the Thyagaraja Aradhana was held on 27th January, 2017 between 07:30 pm to 08:15 pm. at the MPH.  Our beloved Pujya Guruji Swami Tejomayananda, Swami Swaroopananda, Swamini Vimalananda, and their guests honoured the occasion by their presence.  Around 45 children (both juniors and seniors) participated in the program. The whole program was planned and executed as our tribute to the great Saint composer Thyagaraja.

The second pancharathna keerthana “Dudukugala” was presented as a group. The famous composition of the saint “Samajavaragamana” was rendered as a duet by Kaavya Kumar and our Carnatic Vocal music teacher Mrs. Sujatha Anand. The most awaited pancharathna keerthana "Endharo Mahanubhavulu" was sang as a group in a beautiful manner. As a traditional way for completing the concert, the mangalam, "Pavamana Suthudu Battu" was sung in group by few children. Swami Anukoolananda ji and Mr. Ganesh accompanied the children in Mridangam and Kanjira respectively. Our hobby teacher for violin from Shivanjali Mr. Devasenapathy accompanied the children in violin.

 

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REPUBLIC DAY

The Republic Day at CIRS was celebrated with more dignity and dedication to our country, India. The day was exclusive, unique and memorable by the presence of our beloved Guruji, Swami Tejomayananda and our dear Swamiji Swaroopananda. Swamini Vimalananda Amma along with other Acharya and Veda putras from the ashram decorated the venue. Our Indian National Flag was hoisted by Guruji followed by the marchpast of all the students saluting Guruji. 

The students of Shishu Vatika performed to the glorious hymns praising mother India and the musical team of CIRS presented a beautiful set of patriotic songs to the guests and the students. Then was the most awaited address by Guruji. Guruji wished all the students on the republic day and gave a short but a powerful message on ‘Strength’ that plays a leading role in determining the success and the failure. Followed by the influential message from Guruji, Swami Swaroopananda showered his blessings on all the students.

The management Newsletter was released by Guruji on this auspicious day. Guruji congratulated the department of Management for their hard work. Sweets were distributed to all the students. The day did not end with that. There was a wonderful presentation by the students of CIRS on republic day. Their dramatic presentation on the history of India and the making of our Indian Constitution made the audience spell bound. Not to miss the graceful dance by the girls and boys, the spirit of the Nation was profoundly witnessed by their performance. Thus, the Republic Day celebrations 2017 was celebrated with lot of respect and reverence to the sacrifice of great people of this incredible land.

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ALL INDIA CHINMAYA KHEL MILAN KHO-KHO TOURNAMENT 2017

The All India Chinmaya Khel Milan kho-kho Tournament for the year 2016-2017 was held at Chinmaya Vidyalaya, Kasaragod, Kerala. Totally forty schools participated from all over India. CIRS participated under two categories: Under 14 years (Girls) and Under 16 years (Boys). The match was conducted by league cum Knockout methods. CIRS teams played very well and bagged the V position in the tournament.

MAHA GAYATHRI HAVAN

Gayathri Mantra is believed as one of the most powerful and supreme mantras in Hindu religion. According to the scriptures, Gayathri is the Mother of all the Vedas and has the power of destroying all sins.

Students at CIRS are privileged to chant and meditate on this mantra in their morning spiritual classes and evening aratis. On 22nd January, our students attended a ‘Maha Gayathri Havan’ at the Chinmaya Gardens, Coimbatore. The chanting went on from 6.30 A.m. to 12.00 Pm. The children devotedly chanted the mantra and received the blessings of Mother Gayathri.

JUNIOR SOCIAL SCIENCE QUIZ

Social Science quiz for juniors took place on 18/01/17 at the MPH. There were 4 rounds in the event.  Questions were framed to test the right as well as the left brain.  50 % of the questions were not of MCQ category.  Questions on India's glory- both in past and present were included in right proportion.  Geography round revolved around questions that were connected to World Heritage Sites. 

Vyasa house emerged as winners in the event.  Vasishta house secured the second place followed by Vishwamitra and Valmiki house.

It was a keenly contested event. Biographies of great people and books on monuments were presented to all the participants.

CHINMAYA CHINH MEDIA AND FILM MAKING WORKSHOP

Few of our students participated in a film making workshop in the Chinmaya Gardens, Coimbatore, conducted by Chinh India, from 9th to 11th January. Around 10 Chinmaya Vidyalaya students from different states of India participated in this program. The workshop was inaugurated by Swamini Samprathishtanandaji. 

Anirudh P.K and Anvith from grade IX & Dev Kalaria, Adithya Manoj and Sitara from gradeVIII participated in the workshop. They had a great time learning about movie making and also learnt different aspects on critical analysis of a movie. With the guidance of the faculty members, CIRS children created their own short film 'Its buffering' which was well appreciated by all. Followed by their creative film making, Anirudh P.K and Dev Kalaria were invited to participate in Giffoni film festival held at Italy, in the month of August.

JANJIVAN GOSHTI

The CCMT-Education Cell organized JanJivan Goshti –Seminar on Social Science from 6th to 10th Dec 2015 at CIRS.

Experts and experienced people in the field of SS like Michele Danino, Dr.Ajay Prabhakar, Smt.Padmini, Dr. Shweta Adatia, Sanjeev Sanyal, and Anil Sethi took sessions. All members of the dept. of social sciences in CIRS were involved in different stages of the session.  Madam Gita Rani, Satish sir, Madam Swarna Kamakshi and Diwakar organized games for the delegates. In addition to this, Smt.Rajeshwari, Madam Swarna and Diwakar Sir anchored specific sessions.   Smt.Rajeshwari brought out the role of Economics in social studies. She cited the example of activities such as creation of a stock market and barter system to enhance the scope of economics in the class.  Anirudh Belle, one of the ex-students of CIRS had a session on the need to highlight the glory of India in every sphere of action. The morning sessions of Swamini Amma were enriching and rewarding. These sessions became the most-cherished moments for the participants.

CVP and SS, Evaluation and Setting of QP, Past, Present and Future India (History, Political, Social, Cultural, Geographical), Brain and SS, Innovative Methodologies of Teaching-Learning SS, Careers in SS, Role of SS Dept., Integration of SS with other subjects, Training for Civil Services, Knowledge Traditions Practice, Confusions and Clarifications in SS Guiding the Gifted and the Weak, Sharing best Practices were the themes of various sessions.

The participants were divided into twelve groups.  Each group was assigned with an activity. Map drawing, skit, cross-word puzzle, fashion parade and quiz were some of the most interesting activities assigned to the participants.  One group was asked to come up with strange associations such as international liars association and hen-pecked husbands association and sleep-deprived association and so on.  All the groups were given 2 minutes to put up their presentation on the stage.

A special feature in the session was the games that were organized to the delegates of the conference.  On 7/12/16 between 9 to 10 PM, the department of Social Science/s in CIRS organized fun cum educational games for the delegates of the Social Science conference. There were 4 categories of games namely knowledge, understanding, application and value-based.  In each game zone, participants were engaged in   different activities.

CIRS Shines in Digital Learning Rank

Digital Learning Magazine published by Elets Techomedia Pvt  Ltd: has ranked the schools in India based on factors like City rank, Online presence, Social footprints and Academic excellence. In Coimbatore city CIRS is placed first in City Rank and Academic excellence.

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PONGAL @ the traditional way . ...

Pongal at CIRS is as always awaited and happiest occasion for one and all. The celebrations were scheduled for three days for the children to know our good old traditions of Mother India. The children painted and decorated their Pongal pots on 13th January evening. The children in their different groups brightened up their venues with their colourful rangolis. They illuminated the whole place by their beautiful traditional dresses. 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.

On the third day “Mattu Pongal” was celebrated at the ashram. All the junior school students along with the teachers joined the celebration..

VARUNA BHAGAVAN POOJA

Water is indispensable for the existence of life on earth. All our day today activities revolves around water. Though the fresh water available on earth is only 3%, Bhagavan is so kind in balancing the ecosystem with various cycles. Farmers in and around nallurvayal post organised a Varuna Pooja for rain and water at Chinmaya Gardens, Coimbatore.  They gathered together for Varuna jepa chanting, seeking the grace of lord Varuna for water. Cirs children were part of the Pooja and jepa. They joined in the Pooja and prayers of farmers and other people gathered. Swamini Vimalananda Amma, Swami Anukoolananda and Br. SanatanChaitanya were also the part of the Pooja.

NATIONAL YOUTH DAY

Swami Vivekananda Jayanti was celebrated with lot of reverence and devotion to the great master at CIRS. The morning assembly was adorned by the presence of Swami Vivekananda in the form of a CIRS child. The whole CIRS family welcomed Swamiji with great respect.

Inspiring Speech was given by Swamiji. He instilled the idea of fearlessness, sacrifice and selflessness in the hearts of the children. The blossoms of Shishu Vatika offered a song with love and dedicated to Swamiji.

There was also a special debate conducted in the evening on the topic “The current youth follows the ideals of Swami Vivekananda”. Children presented a beautiful talk ‘For ‘and ‘Against’ the motion. Students delivered a clear and informative talk on the ideals of Swamiji in the current scenario. Madam Preslin and Madam Seema decorated the stage as the judges. They not only excelled in their debate performance, but also in their presentations on the Swami Vivekananda quotes. Each house presented the theme of a quote in a creative and enjoyable manner. Madam Principal appreciated them with various prizes.

And that was not the end. Swami Anukoolananda ji finally concluded the program for the day with an excellent speech. Swamiji elaborated on the idea of ‘YOUTH’ to the students. He quoted the characteristics of youth from the Upanishads. He energized the children to be good, never lose the desire for learning, Hopefulness, Determination and their inner strength to remove the fear. Thus, Swami Vivekananda Jayanti was successful in instigating the children to imbibe the qualities of Swami Vivekananda.

TRANSCEDENCE’17 – EVOLVE YOURSELF

Karunya University conducted a district level inter-school competitions for students of class 8-12 at Coimbatore on 7th January, 2017 in Karunya City Campus. Over 200 students participated from different schools in Coimbatore. 19 students from CIRS participated in different events and brought laurels to our school. The events were conducted from academic as well as non-academic backgrounds for the children to choose and perform.

Our students participated in Rangoli Competition where they portrayed the theme “Symbol of Beauty”. Sankari of Grade VIII & Swathi of Grade IX bagged II position in Rangoli. Few students participated in drawing competition in which the theme was “Dr.A P J Abdul Kalam’s vision for India”. Pulkit Dalmia of Grade IX conveyed the theme very well and secured I Position. We had ore events like face painting and poster painting. The theme of the face painting is “A Flag”.

Our students presented in a creative way and they bagged the 1st and the 2nd place in face painting. Our students also enthusiastically participated in events such as Mehandi design & Signing. Aswini of class X secured 3rd position in singing.

They were also a part of the senior quiz competition. They performed well and secured 3rd place. CIRS children also bagged 1st in debate, 2nd in Tamil Elocution and 2nd & 3rd in Essay writing competition.

All the students exhibited their talents in most of the events and won prizes. Our school bagged II position in Overall Championship. We were awarded with cash prize of Rs.1750.

THOMAS COOK INTERSCHOOL QUIZ

Thomas cook has introduced “Travel Quest- Learning beyond Boundaries as a part of the large social responsibility program. In the Thomas Cook inter-school quiz held on 06th January 2017, nearly 650 students took part in the Prelims.   True to the caption, the travel quiz was an experience to unravel the world of travel and tourism. Team 1 comprised of Sri Vaibhav of Grade VI - C and Bhavya Agarwal of Grade IX –C; Team 2 comprised of Kartikey of Grade IX - A and Pulkit Dalmia of Grade IX –A and Team 3 comprised of Seshank of Grade VIII - A and Mehul Patel of Grade IX –C participated from CIRS. Team 1 qualified for the finals with a healthy score of 18 out of 20.  This was the second highest score in the event.  In the Finals, CIRS team completed the round with 6th position. Questions tested the multiple intelligence of the young quizzers.  Questions based on trivia made the participants to work out the answer with utmost precision.

TEACHERS ORIENTATION PROGRAM

The spirit of the new beginning after winter vacations, on 3rd January 2017, filled the air at CIRS. Beautiful smiles on faces of the teachers added more grace to the entire scene and thus begun our orientation Program. The whole day’s schedule was meticulously planned and organised in different sessions.

Session I:

Session I was conducted by Madam Principal on ‘Research Based Education’. She distinctly explained the importance of research in the field of Education. She made a point to convince all the teachers, the necessity of research aptitude in them. She also emphasized on the need of the research aptitude in the child, to flourish in his/her higher studies and career. The teachers in few groups were given time to discuss and come out with the research question for the three week research program. The session was over all very productive to the teachers.

Session II:

Session II was presided by Madam Sandipa on Fun Quiz. We had different rounds on lot of stuff that we were unaware of. The music of laughter permeated the room and the session was truly fun and enjoyable.

Session III:

Session III was handled by Madam Rajeshwari on ‘Know Yourself’. The session was a wonderful opportunity for the teachers to know themselves and the differences in the choices of people whom they work with. The idea of understanding the different nature of the people and the inevitability in accepting them was beautifully brought out by Madam Rajeshwari.

Session IV:

Session IV was conducted by Mr. Satish and Mr. Ganesh on ‘Set Records’. They came up with various games for the teachers. The significance of Focus and perseverance in setting records was witnessed live by the teachers. All the teachers participated with complete involvement and dedication. That was the best positive feeling to start with for the whole year.

Session V:

Session V was organized by Mr. Nalin and Madam Prathiba on Creativity. All the teachers were given the task to create their own piece of art work out of the wastes that were available nearby. Creativity was flowing in the beautiful pieces of work done by the teachers. The session was very much appreciated by the teachers.

CBSE NATIONAL ATHLETIC MEET

Our school participated in the CBSE National Athletic Meet which was organized by Gujarat Public School and Urmi School, Vadodara from 26th to 30th December, 2016. Nearly 2350 Boys and 2170 Girls participated and CIRS students exhibited an exceptional performance. The results are as follows. J. P. Ajay Shiv of class X Participated in the High Jump and Mrugesh Sandip Thakor of class VIII Participated in the 800 Mts and performed well. In ‘Under 19’ category, A. P. SAGARIKA of class XII (MGMT) participated in the High Jump event and the secured II position.

COMBINED ANNUAL TRAINING CAMP - NCC

NCC conducts over 1450 camps annually at an average frequency of more than 100 camps in a month. Camp training is the practical manifestation of institutional training. The basic aim of Camps is to introduce cadets to a regimented way of life and help them in developing camaraderie, team work, leadership qualities, self-confidence, self-reliance and dignity of labour in the cadets. The cadets were exposed to the excitement of camp life where they applied the theoretical knowledge in a practical way.

Thirteen students of Grade IX participated in the CATC NCC camp held at Sri Shakthi College of Engineering and Technology from 3rd December to 13th December. Training activities in Weapon handling, Map reading and drills were carried out throughout the camp. On 11th December 2016, there was a display of talents to the group commander of Coimbatore and the CIRS cadets performed to their best. Aravind of Class IX, the troop commander won the best cadet award and his troop was awarded the I position. Vratesh of Class IX, the parade commander received the best turnout award. Aishwarya R. and Mrithika V. G. of Class IX received the best compering award. The names of the other participants are as follows:

  1. Jwalit Panchal (IX-B)
  2. Sam Anand (IX-B)
  3. Jyoshitha (IX-B)
  4. Rohit (IX-C)
  5. Suhan (IX-C)
  6. Sushain (IX-A)
  7. Tarun (IX-A)
  8. Abinav (IX-B )
  9. Yogeshwar (IX-B)

UNREVEALING THE SECRET OF MATHEMATICS

The students of Class 8B proudly presented their first newsletter “Unrevealing the secret of Mathematics”. The objective of this newsletter is to highlight the fun one can have with Mathematics and create an interest in the subject. This newsletter is a blend of fun, creativity and knowledge filled with lots of fun based puzzles, riddles, facts, Vedic mathematics etc.

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OUT OF THE BOX THINKING CLUB

Recently, the Mathematics Department introduced the “OUT OF THE BOX THINKING” club. The sessions started off with prelims on lateral thinking to test the students’ perception of understanding things. The students were given many mathematical puzzles such as Rebus, Lateral Thinking, Sudoku, etc. The sessions have boosted and developed the ability to view things from a different angle.

QUIZ CONTEST

On 26/11/16, Prof. Rangarajan hosted Corporate quiz, a much-awaited event in the world of quizzing.  CIRS was represented by three teams.  Team 1 comprised of Sushain Garg of std IX and Depansh Mundara of std X. Team 2 comprised of Anand Natarajan of XII Management and  Sanjay Srinivasan.  Team 3 comprised of Hrishik Powani of   and Vinayank of XII Management IB 1st year. During the audience round, Anand Natarajan, Mehul Patel and Sanjay answered many smart questions and won their quota of chocolates as instant accolades.

Team 3 advanced to the finals.  In the finals, they secured 4th position.  Till the last round, the difference between third and 4th position was only a narrow margin.   Hats-off to the quizzing pair for putting up a good show and by doing so they have proved their quizzing mettle for a second time in a row.

This day is very special to the quiz club of CIRS for yet another reason as Pragadeeshwaran of XI CBSE Science and Amrit Balakrishnan of XII Science brought laurels in good style. This pair secured third position in a keenly fought quiz contest held in Bharat Mata College of Arts and Science, Palakkad.  This was a unique experience as it was held in a terrain which was new for them in terms of their quizzing familiarity.   They won a cash prize of Rs. 3,000.  This event had many interesting twists and turns in terms gain and losses.

BAL SEVAK AWARD

As part of Bal sevak award initiative the students of Class 8 visited the government   schools located in and around Alandurai on 23rd November 2016 and created awareness on road safety and Traffic rules. They conducted a quiz based on traffic signals and also gave them certain situations to which the children need to respond. They presented books as gifts for children who gave the correct answer. The government school children participated in it enthusiastically. The students of grade 8 were also equally excited to conduct the quiz. On the whole, the program was a good learning experience to our students. Our students got the intended benefit as the beneficiaries extended their fullest co-operation.

SAHODAYA ATHLETIC MEET 2016

Our school participated in the 39th Coimbatore Sahodaya Schools Athletic Meet 2016, held at Nehru Stadium, Coimbatore from 24th November to 26th November 2016. 1798 participants from 77 schools participated and CIRS displayed an outstanding performance in all the events. The results are as follows. Abhimanyu Gangwar of Class XI Secured the Individual Championship.

Girls Relay Event

Name
Event
Medal
Kovarthana K.V.
Mahak Sunil Bhandari
A.P. Sagarika
Pranathy

4 * 100 Mts
Gold
Rithvika R. Murugaiyan
Harshita Pasari
Varsha R. Dev
Dhruvi Vinod Patel
4 * 100 Mts Bronze

Sitara A. Karthikeyan
Prachi Dokania
S. Akshita S. Nandita

4 * 100 Mts Bronze

Girls Individual Events

Name
Event
Medal
A.P. Sagarika High Jump
Gold
Mahak Bhandari 800 Mts Gold
K.V. Kovarthana

800 Mts
400 Mts

Bronze
Silver
Rithvika R. Murugaiyan Long Jump Bronze
Dhruvi Vinod Patel 100 Mts Silver
Sitara A. Karthikeyan

High Jump
80 Mts Hurdles

Gold
Silver

Prachi Dokania 400 Mts Silver
Shruthi Krishna Moorthy Discus Throw Bronze

Boys Individual Event

Name
Event
Medal
Abhimanyu Gangwar

Shot Put

Gold
Discus Throw
T.P. Ajay Shiv High Jump Gold

Gowtham Raj N.

Long Jump Gold
Mitansh Raxesh Kapadia Shot Put Silver
Krish Vinod Patel Long Jump Gold

WOWELS INTER-SCHOOL QUIZ

On 21/11/16 Wowels Inter-school quiz was conducted in Janson’s institute of technology. 27 schools took part in the quiz.  Our team comprising of Pragadeeshwaran of std XII CBSE Science, Sanjay Srinivasan of X and Mehul Patel of std IX secured second position in the quiz.  Earlier, they advanced to the finals with a score of 16.5 out of 25 in the prelims.  From the word ‘go’, our team was on target.  In the ‘buzzer round’ we lost to our traditional rivals by a margin of 5 points. As a team, they were given Rs.2,500 for having secured second position.

NATIONAL LEVEL YOGA TOURNAMENT

CIRS participated in the CBSE National Yoga Championship 2016-2017 which was held at Acharyakulam School, Haridwar on 18th November to 21st November 2016. The Championship was directly held at National level only for Under 19 category. The championship was conducted separately for both boys and girls category. 125 schools participated and CIRS secured the 15th position at the national level.

GENERATION GLOBAL VIDEO CONFERENCE

Generation Global is one of the educational projects carried out by the Tony Blaire Faith Foundation in order to give an opportunity to the students to interact with the students belonging to different schools, cultures, countries and beliefs. This is an initiative taken up by the foundation so as to build a community of youngsters with open mindedness and understanding and also global in their thinking.

On 17th November 2016, there was a Generation Global Video Conference in which 10 of our grade eleven students took part. The partner school was Nashua High School located in USA. It started at 6 pm and lasted for one hour. The topic of the conference was "How our Personal and Socials Beliefs and Values influence our life". The conference was meaningful and useful to the students.

STATE LEVEL TABLE TENNIS TOURNAMENT

State level Table Tennis Tournament for the year 2016 was organized by SBOA School, Coimbatore on 10th and 11th of November, 2016. Our school participated in the Sub-Junior Category. CIRS student Sowris S Kumar of VIII Grade participated and managed to play well till prequaterfinals in Under 14 Boys Singles and along with M Kandharva Sanjeevan of VIII grade, He managed to reach quarterfinals in Under 14 Boys Doubles.

CBSE NATIONAL SWIMMING CHAMPIONSHIP

Our School Girls Participated in the CBSE NATIONAL SWIMMING CHAMPIONSHIP Organised by: Rajeev Gandhi Higher Sec.School, Bhopal from 15th November to 18th November 2016-17

GIRLS UNDER 19 CATEGORIES

Name of the students

Class & Roll. No

Events & Performance

Mahak Sunil Bhandari

10

Aquathlon (500 Mts Swimming +3000 Running) – 4th Place
4x100 Mts Free Style Relay –  7th Position
4x100 Mts Medley Relay – 5th Position

Simran Deepak Ved

10

4x100 Mts Free Style Relay –  7th Position
4x100 Mts Medley Relay – 5th Position

Kovarthana.K.V

10

4x100 Mts Free Style Relay –  7th Position
4x100 Mts Medley Relay – 5th Position

Padmashree Pratap

10

4x100 Mts Free Style Relay –  7th Position
4x100 Mts Medley Relay – 5th Position

Geetanjali.M     

10

4x100 Mts Free Style Relay –  7th Position
4x100 Mts Medley Relay – 5th Position

TRINITY WESTERN MUSIC VOCAL EXAM

Trinity College of London offers graded exams for a wide range of instruments and singing, from Initial to Grade 8. The exams offer the choice and flexibility to allow candidates to play to their strengths, enabling them to gain recognition for their own unique skills as performers. The western music vocal exam was conducted by Trinity on the 10th of November at Karunya University, Coimbatore. Three children from CIRS gave their vocal exams under different grade levels. The participants were Kavya Kumar of IB II year, Aishwara S Grade IX and Sidhesh of Grade VIII. The children performed very well in the vocal exam. The results will be declared soon.

DR. PETER MCLAUGHLIN AND MR. SAHIL D VISIT TO CIRS

Dr. Peter McLaughlin and Mr Sahil (from MAX Ventures)were in Chinmaya International Residential School on 8th and 9th of Nov 2016 They attended various classes/sessions with teachers and students and went around the campus. Below is their mail to Swami Swaroopanandaji, expressing their feelings on their visit.

Dear Swami Swaroopanandaji, 
Hari Om! 

Sahil has kindly thanked you on my behalf for the lovely visit we made to the school, but it would be remiss of me were I not to thank you myself, and to state personally how impressed I, and we together, were with what we saw. As a professional educationalist and the head of faith schools in the past, I have to say that the ethos, atmosphere and outcomes of the Chinmaya International School are remarkable, and there is a palpable sense of love (without its being excessively sentimental), care and nurturing, and stretching intellectual and spiritual rigour with it.  The joyousness of the Class 5 and 6 girls and boys at the Aarti was quite something to behold, and the class 10 spiritual class on our second morning was extremely well crafted for that age group.  The boys and girls were so good natured and collaborative, and they were lucky to start the day in such a dynamic but reflective fashion. I was also inspired – and enlightened - by Swami Anukoolanandaji’s spiritual class for the teachers.  Mrs Shanti Krishnamurthy and her teachers came across as having a true sense of vocation, and are clearly proud of what they do, as well as of “their” children. I can see whence Chandan Singh derived his firm but loving disposition towards his charges and why he was prepared to go that extra mile for them – you trained him well!  There was a truly admirable shouldering of responsibility for the proper upbringing of the children in you and all the adults we met, and Sahil and I could both tell that they loved their school, as did the boys and girls.
Even in a short visit, it is easy to spot what is most important in the life of a school, and it was edifying and inspiring to see how well Gurudev Swami Chinmayanandaji’s vision and the coherence of the school’s mission aligned with the work, play, accomplishments, manners, spirit and demeanour of the children.  So many schools profess a lofty vision, but it is barely lived out on a daily basis; that is clearly not the case with CIS.  You really know who you are as a learning community, and that was an inspiration for me.
Thank you also for your hospitality at your residence, and to Umesh for his care and catering, and for lending us your car and providing a driver to “fly” us to the airport.  We had a peaceful night’s rest in the serenity of your house and garden in the lee of those wonderful hills, and it was lovely to fall asleep to the sounds of the cicadas and calls of the night birds.  I am envious – in a good way! – of the good fortune of the girls, boys, teachers and other staff who live and work together on your campus. 
If you have a chance, please pass on our thanks to Swami Anukoolanadaji, Mrs Shanti Krishnamurthyji and all the boys, girls, teachers and staff for facilitating our memorable visit. 
With deep appreciation and kindest regards, 

Dr. Peter McLaughlin

Max Ventures & Industries Limited   

FANCY DRESS COMPETITION

To instill healthy competition and to foster confidence, the students of Shishu Vatika are motivated to constantly participate in competitions. The Fancy Dress competition was held on November 11th 2016. Students were given themes like technology, nature, fruits and vegetables. The little ones not only looked adorable dressed up as Laptop, ATM, Rocket, sunflower, butterfly, Orange, brinjal  and so on but also spoke about the benefits of vegetables and the pros and cons of technology. This competition was a fun filled learning process which the students and the audience enjoyed.

BOOK LOVERS PROGRAM

As a part of the Book Lovers Program, twenty of our students from class seven and eight attended a workshop on English Creative Writing on 15th and 16th of November 2016, between 2 p.m. and 6 p.m., in Mathura Block Computer Lab. Mrs. Karthika and Mr. Aaquib were the Resource Persons. This two days programme focused on the purpose of creative writing, which in turn helped our students to understand why, what and how they have to write and the significance of the relationship between author and reader. They were trained to create the hook, the story structure and conflict in their creative pieces. Their works were sent through e-mail to BLPS Resource Persons   at Chennai, and the same were corrected and sent back to the students with individual feedback. They have promised to share the best pieces to enable us to showcase the same for others.

They also visited the classes five to eight during their respective English classes and enthralled the students with their mind blowing narration of simple stories.

CHILDREN'S DAY CELEBRATIONS

Children’s Day was celebrated in an outstanding way at CIRS. Teachers conducted the morning assembly and wished all the children. A quiz was conducted by Mr. Diwakar. The children thoroughly enjoyed the quiz. Teachers presented beautiful cards for each child in the class. Every child received an individual card from their subject teachers. They were very happy and deeply moved by the love of their teachers.

The teachers also presented a fascinating play for the children. They acted as different fairy tale characters in the play. There was also a dance performance by the junior school teachers, which was completely fun filled.  Every teacher contributed in a different way to express their love for the children. It was entirely an entertaining and enjoyable show for the children.

SAHODAYA INTERSCHOOL DANCE COMPETITION 2016

CIRS students participated in the Sahodaya dance competition on 12th November, 2016 which was conducted by SSVM world school, Singanalloor, Coimbatore. The competition was held under two categories on thematic folk and classical dance. The CIRS team performed an outstanding Bharatanatyam dance on varam and thillana and proudly bagged the first position.

The participants are as follows.
1. Varsha.        - X
2. Devika         -  X
3. Kavya G.      -  X
4. Pranitha N   -  X
5. Aswini          -  X
6. Shakthi        - IX
7. Aishwarya S.- IX
8. Adrija            - IX
9. Vidushi          - IX

SHANKARI MEMORIAL INTER-SCHOOL QUIZ

Sundari Shankar memorial quiz was held on 12/11/2016.  500 participants from 50 schools took part in the event.  CIRS was represented by 5 teams. Our ace-quizzing team comprising of Pragadeeswaran and Sanjay Srinivasan stormed into the finals with a healthy score in the prelims and emerged third in the event.  They received individual trophies and a cash prize of Rs.5000 each. Last round was a nail-baiting finish. The participants knew that last round was a make or break situation. In the end, Third position was secured as the team took calculated risk in the final round of the quiz.  From 5th position, they steadily climbed up the ladder and ended up as the team with the third highest score. The experience was enriching in many ways.  The teams that could not make it to the finals were on their toes during the audience round. Hard work and rigorous practice always yield fruitful results. This quiz reconfirms this irrefutable fact. Hats-off to the quizzers who don't hesitate to put on their thinking caps as and when they are shortlisted to represent CIRS.

SAHODAYA MATHS & SCIENCE QUIZ

The Sahodaya Maths & Science Quiz 2016 was conducted at Chinmaya International Residential School on the 8th of November, 2016 for students of class 9 and 10. Many school in and around registered for the quiz. We had 138 teams from 25 different schools competing for the quiz.

The Quiz program was divided into two parts. First there was a written preliminary round where the teams had to answer 30 questions in a time limit of 40 minutes. The questions were a mix of general science, current affairs and curriculum based. The top six teams were selected and they went on to the Final Round.

Smt. Shanti Krishnamurthy, Principal of CIRS, gave the welcome address and wished the finalist. Gracing the occasion were Sw. Swaroopanandaji, the Resident Director of CIRS, Sw. Anukoolanandaji, Spiritual guide of CIRS, Dr. Melanghlin, The Ex-Principal of Doon School and Mr. Sahil Vachani from MAX Ventures.

The Final Quiz was conducted with a mix of different types of round. There was a General Round, where questions from current affairs and general science were asked. Next was the Subject Selection Round where questions were based on curriculum from Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology.

This was followed by the Audio-Visual round where there were questions based on connecting the pictures and identifying and explaining the phenomena shown in the video. This was followed by the activity round where very interesting activities were demonstrated and the teams were asked to give reasons and explanations for the demonstrated activities. The next round was the most exciting round, the Buzzer Round which kept all the finalist n their toes and their hands on the buzzer. The Buzzer round consisted of Logical Puzzle Problems from Mathematics. And finally the last round was the Clue round based on clues of various scientists from different fields. The team presses the buzzer to answer as each clue is revealed. There was also an audience round where questions were thrown open to them and anyone could grab the opportunity to answer.

At the end of the exhilarating quiz finale, Suguna PIP School emerged as the winner followed by Yuva Bharati Public School and PSBB Millenium School took the third place.

The winners received a Rolling Trophy, Certificates and a Gift Hamper. The runner’s up received certificates and gift hampers. Overall the quiz was an exciting and enriching experience for one and all. At the end of the quiz, students from different school expressed that they were very happy to be a part of this quiz either as a finalist or as an audience.

INTERSCHOOL SWIMMING CHAMPIONS 2016

Our school participated in the Tamil Nadu Junior and Sub Junior Inter School Swimming Championship 2016-17, Organized by Coimbatore Aquatic Association held at the Jenny’s Club, Coimbatore on 5th November, 2016. The CIRS Girls team took part under different categories and exhibited a remarkable performance. They proudly bagged 18 medals. The results are as follows.

Group I

Girls Relay Event

Name
Event
Medal
Kovarthana K.V.
Mahak Sunil Bhandari
Jhanvi Punjabi
Simran Deepak Ved

4 * 50 m Free Style
Gold

Girls Individual Events

Name
Event
Medal
Mahak Sunil Bhandari 50 Mts Backstroke
100 Mts Backstroke
Gold
Bronze
Jhanvi Punjabi 50 Mts Breast Stroke Bronze
Simran Deepak Ved

50 Mts Backstroke
100 Mts Backstroke

Silver
Gold

Group II

Girls Relay Event

Name
Event
Medal

Padmashree Pratap
Sitara A. Karthikeyan
Prachi Dokania
Kirtana Anantharraman


4 * 50 m Free Style
Bronze

Girls Individual Events

Name
Event
Medal
Sitara A. Karthikeyan 50 Mts Breast Stroke
Bronze

Group III

Girls Relay Event

Name
Event
Medal

Prakriti Gadodia
Santhoshi Sirustikaa R.
Ishika Madaan
R. Deepika


4 * 25 m Free Style
Bronze

XI GRADE TOUR - CAMP KAMBRE

Chinmaya International Residential School organized an educational trip to Camp Kambre, located at the foot of the Sahyadri Hills in Maharashtra. The 11th grade students experienced an adventurous yet reflective stay at the camp as every day was packed with new challenges and experiences. The Four-day stay at the camp was brought to life by the instructors who accompanied the students on every endeavor that they undertook. Their energy and enthusiasm resonated in the students, spreading a positive vibe. Apart from the adventurous activities, the students were also taken to the Chinmaya Vibhooti Ashram, Pune. The students were taken on an awe-inspiring walk through Pujya Swami Chinmayananda Ji’s life in his Jeevan Darshan.

CHEMUN X

As the delegates of Turkey, France, Uruguay and Palestine, twenty of our students from Classes Eight to Ten, had an exciting opportunity to confront themselves to the most vital issues of today’s world. As a simulation of the United Nations, from November 4th to 6th of 2016, The American International School, Chennai, hosted a three-day annual conference, CHEMUN X, wherein the students were encouraged to come together to research, caucus, debate, support and pass resolutions to solve issues of global importance. This stimulating experience inspired our students to work collaboratively and exposed them to the dynamics of our world through debate and cooperation, on the topics concerning eight different forums - Security Council (SC), Advisory Panel on the Question of the Middle East (APQ), General Assembly (GA), Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), Special Conference on Corruption (SPC), Human Rights Committee (HRC), Environment Committee (EC), Disarmament and Security Council (DISEC). Corruption, inequality, privacy, gender and racial discrimination, and other such depravities were tackled through the lens of this year’s theme, Accountability and Progress.

BHAI DHOOJ

Bhai Dhooj at CIRS was celebrated with all sisters wishing their brothers, strengthening the family bond at CIRS. The sisters from different grades displayed a beautiful show for their brothers in the evening. They presented them with beautiful cards and dedicated the whole show. The brothers also promised to stand with their sisters with the CIRS family.

CIRS celebrates DIWALI in a memorable way:

Deepawali, the festival of lights was celebrated in an impressive way. The celebrations started with the maha Dhanvantri Havan in the morning on 28th October, 2016.  The children rendered their sincere prayers to the Bhagavan Dhanvantri, an avatar of Lord Vishnu and the lord of Good Health. There was an Arati in the evening in Dhanvantri temple. Swami Swaroopananda Ji and Swami Anukoolananda Ji enlightened the children with the true essence of the festival. Swamiji explained that the continuous churning of the mind would remove the negativities of the mind with the blessings of the Bhagavan.

The next day was the most awaited day. Deepawali began with all children taking an oil bath following our traditions. Krishna Pooja was done in the morning by Br. Sanadan baiya. Swami Swaroopananda Ji blessed all the children on the special day of Deepawali. There was a rangoli competition for the children on the theme ‘Exceeding Excellence’. Students beautifully brought out their creativity and their artistic skills. Prizes were also awarded to the children to motivate them. There was a special magic show for junior school children. The Children thoroughly enjoyed the show. The evening was brightened up with lamps lit all over the campus. There was special Arati in the evening. Gurudev Swami Chinmayananda’s video on Deepawali was shown to the children. Gurudev revealed the real and the higher perception of Deepawali celebrations. Our children presented a beautiful dance performance spreading the joy of Deepawali in the hearts of everyone. All the students assembled after the dinner for the delighted play of crackers. The sounds of the crackers filled CIRS with the joy of celebrations. There was a beautiful twinkling of crackers in the sky. The CIRS crackers display was the best of the hour. CIRS family celebrated a safe and the most enjoyable Deepawali in the year 2016

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ELECTRONICS WORKSHOP 2016

Mr. Murugesh, a parent of our school conducted a 2 days electronics workshop for our students on the 24th and 25th of October. This has been his fourth visit to our school to conduct workshop for our students. Students of class 10 and class 11 participated in this workshop. The class 10 students were exposed to the concept of Light and Sound through hands on activity. Different groups of students built models with the 3d Arcade and Illumination Kit and they demonstrated their design to the rest of the groups.

The class 11 students had a workshop on making Gyrobots and Jumpbotsalong with making models from the 3D Arcade and Illumination kits. The robotic kits, where the mechanism of springs, gyroscopes etc. were utilized to make different kinds of motion for the robots was very interesting for the students. The students, in small groups, made different design and models and explained the concepts used in their models to the rest of the groups.

Overall, the students really enjoyed these sessions and wanted to have many more such sessions.

ANAND UTSAV 2016

Our school Annual Day, Anand Utsav 2015 started in the afternoon on the 17th of October with the arrival of hundreds of our parents and ended with their departure by 11 o’ Clock on October 19th.

Immediately after the Inaugural function in which the Shishu Vatika 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 4 class presentations and 8 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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CBSE CLUSTER-VI TABLE TENNIS TOURNAMENT 2016

Our school participated in the CBSE Cluster-VI Table Tennis Tournament, which was organized by PSBB Nungabakam School from 15th to 17th October, 2016. 34 Schools participated in various categories. The CIRS boys’ team participated in Under 14 and Under 19 category and managed to play well in the Quarterfinals. Prakarsh Tulsyan, Dwanit patel and Gowtham Gupta of XII Grade performed well in the tournament.

GROUP MATHEMATICAL OLYMPIAD 2016

Central Board of Secondary Education has been conducting Group Mathematical Olympiad every year with an aim to strengthen the knowledge of the students, enhance their innate problem solving skills and to identify talent at a young age. This year the Group Mathematical Olympiad 2016 was held on 16th October 2016 (Sunday) at selected venues in different parts of the country leading to participation in the Indian National Mathematical Olympiad (INMO) and International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO). Five students of class XI Science were selected from our school on the basis of a screening test conducted. The names of the selected students are Piyush Agrawal, Tirth Sadaria, Arvind Nair, A.Charan and Krishna Jindal. The students performed their best in the Math Olympiad.

CBSE CLUSTER SOCCER TOURNAMENT 2016

Our school participated in the CBSE Cluster Soccer Tournament, which was organized Lalaji Memorial Omega International School, Chennai from 03rd October to 5th October, 2016. 80 Schools participated from all over Tamil Nadu and the tournament was conducted under Knockout Format. CIRS Soccer Team managed to play well till Pre Quarterfinals against St. Joseph’s   International Residential School Chennai.

SOUTH ZONE SWIMMING MEET 2016

The South Zone Swimming meet for Boys was organized by the Navabharath National School, Coimbatore from 13th to 15th October, 2016. 245 Schools comprising more than 1000 participants, from six states participated in the event. 14 boys representing CIRS took part in the event. They performed well and managed to reach the finals.

The South Zone Swimming Meet for GIrls was held at the Edify world School, Hyderabad from 13th to 15th October, 2016. The CIRS Girls team took part under different categories and exhibited an extraordinary performance. They proudly bagged 21 medals. The results are as follows.

Under 17 Category

Girls Relay Event

Name
Event
Medal
Santhoshi Sirustikaa R.
Shankari Karthikeyan
Poorvajha
Prakriti Gadodia
R. Deepika

4 * 100 m Free Style
Bronze
Santhoshi Sirustikaa R.
Shankari Karthikeyan
Poorvajha
Prakriti Gadodia
R. Deepika
4 * 100 m Medley Style
Bronze

Under 19 Category

Girls Individual Events

Name
Event
Medal
Mahak Sunil Bhandari

50 Mts Butterfly
100 Mts Butterfly
200 Mts Butterfly

Bronze
Bronze
Bronze

Girls Relay Event

Name
Event
Medal
Mahak Sunil Bhandari
Simran Deepak Ved
Kovarthana K.V.
Padmashree Pratap
Geetanjali M.

4 * 100 m Free Style
Gold
Mahak Sunil Bhandari
Simran Deepak Ved
Kovarthana K.V.
Padmashree Pratap
Geetanjali M.
4 * 100 m Medley Style
Silver

NAVARATRI - the festival of victory over evil

Navaratri at CIRS was celebrated with intense devotion and adoration of the mother in different forms. Students were enlighten with the knowledge behind the tradition of worshipping mother as Goddess Durga, Goddess Lakshmi and Goddess Sarasvati for the nine days. They chanted “Medha Suktham” with complete reverence in their hearts. All nine days started with the Arati of the Mother Shakti. Remembering the mother Goddess all day, they also chanted matrustavanam followed by the bhajan in the evening Arati.

Children worshipped Mother Sarasvati by worshipping their textbooks. Pooja was performed for all the vehicles and machinery that we use every day. On the auspicious day of Vijayadashami, Swamiji explained the significance of initiating the process of education on Vijayadashami in our Indian culture.

Our children of CIRS performed Dandia Raas with their colourful traditional dresses and bamboo sticks.

Finally, the most awaited event of Ravan Dahan was performed in the evening signifying the victory of Rama, the Goodness over Ravana, the evil. Children also presented a beautiful dance presentation. Thus, Navaratri was truly an auspicious and devotional experience for everyone at CIRS.

BOOK LOVERS’ CLUB (SEPTEMBER)

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

MUSICAL RETREAT

To encourage the children sing, CIRS musical Department have started music class with Karaoke. Students enjoy singing in line with the karaoke. The fruitful result of this practice has resulted in the Musical Retreat presented by the Grade X children on 30th September, 2016. The children presented a harmonious musical feast on few English songs that made the audience thoroughly enjoy the show. It was therefore fundamentally enriching.

CLUSTER VI ATHLETIC MEET 2016

Our school participated in the CBSE Cluster VI Athletic Meet (Boys Category) 2016 which was held at Salem on 28th and 29th of September 2016. 1850 students from 160 schools participated and our school displayed an exceptional performance. JP Ajay Shiv Of Class X Secured the I Position In High Jump. Mrugesh Sandip Thakor Of Class VIII Secured the I Position In 800 Mts.

CLUSTER VI BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT 2016

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

ONAM CELEBRATIONS

The campus was aesthetically decorated with floral   rangolis.  The day began with the pooja of Sri Krishna in the morning.  A special lunch commemorating Onam, was served at Annakshetra.

In the evening PuliKali, a recreational Colorful Folk art of Kerala was presented by the children. Not to miss the faculty and Staff, Sri. Krishna Kumar captured the attention of all the students and teachers by his mesmerizing song. The teachers presented a mind blowing Thiruvathirakali, an extremely popular folk dance of Kerala.

TEACHERS’ DAY CELEBRATIONS

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

The XI Grade Children went to the different junior classes and surprised the teachers by taking classes for the students. Both students and teachers enjoyed this unexpected surprise.

The Children also conducted games for the teachers in the evening. Teachers thoroughly enjoyed the joy of playing the games. It was completely a fun filling sessions with the students.

That was not the end of the Day. CIRS Children presented a skit for the teachers depicting the importance of a teacher and the efforts taken by the teacher to manage and give her/his best at everything in a day. The VI Grade Kids beautifully presented a poem for the teachers. VII Grade Krishnalaya Dorm children made a lovely card for Madam Principal and presented it to her.

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

GANESH UTSAV CELEBRATIONS

Ganesh Chaturthi at CIRS was celebrated in a glorious and an impressive manner hailing Lord Ganesha. Ganesh Pooja was done on all the 10 days in the morning followed by Ganesh Arati in the evening. Each Grade was given the opportunity to perform the Pooja and Ganesh Arati. They expressed their bhakti and love for Ganesha through their beautiful Presentations. The significance of Ganesh Chaturthi, worshipping the Great Lord in the form of Vigraha and finally witnessing Him everywhere as the Infinite was made clear to the students. Lovely and classy rangoli’s were also made by the students for Ganesh Ji. .

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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INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITION

The Windland Smith Rice International Photography competition opens each January and the images are judged by a panel of experts in the fields of photography, science, and conservation. The winning images are published in the Special Collectors Editions of Nature's Best Photography. In addition, the top Winners are displayed as large-format prints in the annual exhibition at the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History in Washington, DC. Each photograph is judged on technical quality, originality, and artistic merit.

Agasthya Karthikeyen of Class 10 and Sitara Karthikeyen of Class 7 have won the Windland Smith Rice International Photography Competition organised by Smithsonian Museum. Their photographs have been chosen as the “Most Honorable Image”. They are also the second Indians to ever win this prestigious award.

PSYCH-ED 2016

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

WHITE SWAN AWARD

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

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

WIZ NATIONAL SPELL BEE 2016

English Wizard Foundation is a pioneer in conducting spell bee competitions In India, promoting English language and literature among school children, administered on a not -for-profit basis, help students improve their spelling, increase vocabulary, grasp concepts and develop correct usage of English Language. Selected students from CIRS participated in Wiz National Spell Bee competition, held at smart Modern School, Tirupur. Aditya Hriday Saraf of Grade V secured the 40th Rank in TamilNadu.

JUNIORS ENGLISH QUIZ

The Inter House Quiz for the juniors was conducted on the 1st of September 2016. It stared in the multipurpose hall, with full of vigor and enthusiasm. There were 4 students representing each house, one each from grade V to VIII.  The I round was based on their vocabulary skills, the II round was on idioms, followed by a round on dumb charades and then on proverbs. The final round was a series of questions for each house, based on the Fairy Tale stories. The quiz was wrapped up by a rapid fire round. There were questions posed to the audience in each round, where the students enjoyed participating. 

The Vishwamitra house emerged as winners followed by the Vasishta, Valmiki and the Vyasa house in the 2nd, 3rd and the 4th positions respectively.

NATIONAL LEVEL YOGA TOURNAMENT

Our school children participated in the 6th National Level yogasana tournament held at Pollachi on 2nd September 2016. Nine of our participants won prizes among 700 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
S.Rakshana Sri from VI-B and Poorvajha.P from VI-A secured the I position
Jay Shailesh.UC from V-A secured the II position
P.S.Thanusha from V-A secured the IV position

Junior Category
R.K. Harshavardhan from VII-D secured the I position
K.V. Pranav Nithysh from VII-D secured the II position
E.G. Jaswenth Visnu from VII-D & Aniruddh P. P. from VII-A secured the III position

Senior Category
Hrishik Powani from XII -MGMT secured the II position.

HINDI POETRY RECITATION

On 01/09/2016, as a part of Hindi Day Celebrations, a Hindi Poetry Recitation competition had been organized by Dept. of Official Language, Govt. Of India. The competition was convened in Coimbatore by Canara Bank in the Chinmaya Vidyalaya Vidya Niketan Auditorium, R S Puram. Only two students were allowed to participate from each school and thus forty students from twenty schools took part in the competition.

Aparna Shivangi and Akhil Sarowgi, both of class IX from CIRS took part in the competition and Aparna Shivangi secured the second place. She was given a certificate and a cash award of Rs. 600.

SAHODAYA INTERSCHOOL FOOTBALL 2016

CIRS participated in the 39th Coimbatore sahodaya inter school Football tournament 2016-2017, which was held at Chandrakanth public School, Coimbatore on 29th August and 1st September 2016.

Many schools participated in the Under 19 Boys category and CIRS Boys Team emerged as a Winner – Up in the Tournament. Ayush Himanshu Panchamiya –XII Emerged out as the best player of the tournament.

ALL INDIA TENNIS ASSOCIATION TOURNAMENT

All India Tennis Association operates all of the Indian national representative tennis sides, including the India Davis Cup team, the India Fed Cup team and youth sides as well. AITA is also responsible for organizing and hosting tennis tournaments within India and scheduling the home international fixtures. CIRS students Koushik Karan, Jeswanth and Vignesh Hari Krishnan of Grade XI participated in the AITA tennis Tournament, Under 16 Category held at Anna University, Chennai. They performed well and managed to reach Pre-Quarterfinals.

SAHODAYA INTER-SCHOOL CHESS TOURNAMENT 2016

The 39th Sahodaya Inter School Chess was hosted by Anan’s Kids Academy. 52 schools registered and 274 students participated in the game of strategy. 10 arbiters of International, National and State level repute were present. The system followed was the Swiss System of Pairing. The participants were

  1. R. Deepika of grade VII
  2. Sukesh S. of grade VIII
  3. Pulkit Dalmia of grade IX
  4. Nithyasree N. of grade X
  5. M. Rathinavel Kishore of grade XI

Out of five rounds, Sukesh S. and R.Deepika won four matches. Rathinavel Kishore and Nithyasree won 3 matches and Pulkit Dalmia won in two rounds. It was a platform for the students to demonstrate their hidden potential.

GESA KIDDIES SPORTS MEET 2016

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

The results are as follows:

Category: Grade VI

Name
Event
Medal
Krish V. P.

50 Mts
Obstacle Race
Gold
Gold
Varun G.

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

Category: Grade VII

Name
Event
Medal
Arnav G. Football Dribbling
Obstacle Race
Gold
Gold
Sudhanshu S.

Football Dribbling
100 Mts
Bronze
Silver
Tanay U. C.

Football Dribbling
Obstacle Race
Silver
Silver
Krtya

Football Dribbling
100 Mts
Silver
Silver
Harini Siva

Football Dribbling
100 Mts
Bronze
Gold
Mithra R. Football Dribbling
Obstacle Race
Gold
Silver

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ENGLISH WEEK CELEBRATIONS

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

DEBATE FOR SENIORS

Senior Category (Classes 9 & 10)

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

Super Senior Category (Classes 11 & 12)

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

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

ENGLISH QUIZ

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

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

Vishwamitra
Vasistha
Name
Class
Name
Class

Subhiksha Chandrasekaran

IB II

Shaurya V. C.

12 Science

Roshan Kundoor Menon

IB II

Amrit Balakrishnan

12 Science

Khushi Minawala

IB I
Sweta Arun IB II
Nithilan P
IB I

Yatharth Dhoot

IB I

HALF A MINUTE SPEECH

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

ENGLISH ENHANCEMENT PROGRAMME

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

CHESS COMPETITION

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

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

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

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

JULY KONDATTAM 2016

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

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

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

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

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

IIMUN COIMBATORE CHAPTER

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

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

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

Committee
Country
Agenda
Delegate
UN Security Council South Africa Reforms of the UNSC

Mrithika
Sundaresh

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

Seshank

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

Gayatri Nambiar

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

Sadhana

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

Jyoshita

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

Rachit

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

Rithani

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

Shankari
Poornima
Shrishti
Nihar
Neha

International Press

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

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

SAHODAYA SWIMMING MEET 2016

Boys Category

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

The results are as follows:

Under 17 Category

Boys Relay Event

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

Boys Individual Events

Name
Event
Medal

Vishwajeet V. L.

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

Under 14 Category

Boys Individual Events

Name
Event
Medal

Abhishek Virendra Kamat

100 m Butterfly

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

 

Boys Relay Event

Name
Event
Medal

J.A.Nithin
Naman Gupta
Abhishek Kamat
Vaishnav G. B.

4 * 100 m Free Style
Silver
J.A.Nithin
Naman Gupta
Abhishek Kamat
Vaishnav G. B.
4 * 100 m Medley Style
Silver

Girls Category

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

Under 14 Category

Girls Individual Events

Name
Event
Medal
Sitara.A.Karthikeyan
50 m Breast Stroke
100 m Breast Stroke
Silver
Bronze
Ami R. 100 m Back Stroke
Bronze

Girls Relay Event

Name
Event
Medal
Ishika Madaan
Sitara.A.Karthikeyan
Ami R.
Prachi Dokania

4 * 50 m Free Style
Bronze
Ishika Madaan
Sitara.A.Karthikeyan
Ami R.
Prachi Dokania
4 * 50 m Medley Style
Bronze

Under 17 Category

Girls Individual Events

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

Girls Relay Event

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

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

Under 19 Category

Girls Individual Events

Name
Event
Medal
Simran Deepak Ved
50 m Back Stroke
100 m Back Stroke
50 m Free Style
100 m Free Style
200 m Free Style
Gold
Gold
Gold
Gold
Silver
Ratikka.R 200 m Breast Stroke
400 m Free Style
800 m Free Style
Bronze
Bronze
Bronze

Girls Relay Event

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

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

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

BOOK LOVERS’ CLUB (JULY)

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

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

WORKSHOP ON CREATIVE WRITING

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

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

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

CREATIVE WRITING WEB PAGE FOR JULY

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

Click here to view the page.

SIGNIFICANT SPIRITUAL MOMENTS

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

09.07.16: (7.10-8.00 P.M)

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


11.07.16: (6.10-7.00 P.M)

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

12.07.16: (7.10-8.00 P.M)

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

13.07.16: (7.10-8.00 P.M)

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

14.07.16: (6.10-7.00 P.M)

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

15.07.16: (6.10-7.00 P.M)

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

16.07.16: (7.10-8.00 P.M)

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

SITARA KARTHIKEYAN OUTSHINES AGAIN

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

 

 

DISTRICT TENNIS TOURNAMENT

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

 

RECORDING ROOM INNAUGRATED

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

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

KUCHIPUDI DANCE PERFORMANCE

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

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

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

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

CURRENT ISSUE AWARENESS (the Syrian-Gaza issue)

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

 

NIF AWARDS 2016

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

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

(Click on the picture to zoom)

 

THE TEACHERS ORIENTATION PROGRAMME

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

23.06.2016

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

24.06.2016

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

25.06.2016

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

REPORT ON THE ALUMNI MEET 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

INTERHOUSE VOLLEYBALL

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

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

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

“A” DIVISION LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP

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

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

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

                                     Tournament Summary

Match Played

Match Won

Match Draw

Match Loss

Points

07

01

01

05

4

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

CROSS COUNTRY (APRIL)

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

Junior Girls (3 km)

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

Junior Boys (3 km)

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

Senior Girls (5 km)

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

Senior Boys (5 km)

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

PADUKA POOJA

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

CIRS ELECTION RESULTS

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

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

 

STATE LEVEL INTER DISTRICT BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT 2016

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

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

GEETA CHANTING

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

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

INTERVIEW WITH ANNA HAZZARE

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

 

BRITISH COUNCIL CORE SKILLS WORKSHOP

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

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

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

RISING STAR TENNIS LEAGUE TOURNAMENT

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

A WORKSHOP FOR COUNSELLING AND GUIDING YOUNG GIRLS

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

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

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

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PUJYA GURUJI RECEIVES THE PADMA BHUSHAN AWARD

Acharyas and Centres of Chinmaya Mission Worldwide
 
Dear All

 
Hari Om!

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

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

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

We share this historic and joyous moment with some precious photographs (Photographs 1-4 courtesy of the Honourable Government of India) and the video (courtesy of Doordarshan National) of the Civil Investiture Ceremony: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=82EUjg5FhTo


With Prem & OM!
In His Service,


Manisha Khemlani
Chief Executive Officer

AWARD OF EXCELLENCE

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

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

 

VISUAL ARTS EXHIBITION 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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

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VALUE BASED EDUCATION WORKSHOP FOR SAHODAYA SCHOOL

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

JUNIOR INTEGRATED LANGUAGE QUIZ

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

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

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

ART WEEK CELEBRATIONS

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

MUSIC DEPARTMENT ACTIVITIES:

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

ART DEPARTMENT ACTIVITIES:

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

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

CHINMAYA QUOTIENT QUIZ FOR PARENTS – FINALIST FROM CIRS….

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

BOOK LOVERS’ CLUB

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

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

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

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

 

TIMES QUIZ

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

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

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

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STATE LEVEL TENNIS TOURNAMENT

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

FELICITATION FOR STUDENTS

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

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TRINITY- WESTERN MUSIC EXAM 2015

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

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

CAMBRIDGE QUIZ

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

1) Bhavya Agarwal, Karthikey and Mehul Patel 

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

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

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

 

KOVAI QUOTIENT QUIZ

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

BRAIN BEATS

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

KHEL MELA 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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MARTYR'S DAY

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

HINDU YOUNG WORLD QUIZ

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

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

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

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

 

PARENTS OF CIRS SHARE THE MOMENTS OF JOY:

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


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

Thanks and Regards,
M. Kumaresh Murthy

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


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

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

To
   Pujya Guruji Swami Tejomayanandaji

 Hari Om  Namaste!

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

Regards
Ramasubramania Raja

Mail from the Parent of Simran of Class 9

Dear Principal madam,

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

Warm regards.
Deepak Ved

ALL INDIA CHINMAYA KHEL MELA  ATHLETIC MEET

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

Under 19 Category

Girls Individual Events

Name
Event
Medal

K V Kovarthana

400 Mts 
800 Mts 
Gold
Gold

Shreyah Pooranan

400 Mts 
Bronze

Sejal Bahl

Long Jump
100 Mts
Gold
Bronze

Girls Relay Event

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

Boys Individual Events

Name
Event
Medal
Prerak Bhalala Shot put
Gold

Agasthya

800 Mts Bronze

Under 16 Category

Girls Individual Events

Name
Event
Medal
Mahak Bhandari 400 Mts 
800 Mts
Gold
Gold

C Pranathy

200 Mts
Silver

Dhruvi Vinod Patel

High Jump
Gold

Girls Relay Event

Name
Event
Medal

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


4 X 100M
Gold

Boys Individual Events

Name
Event
Medal

Abhimanyu Gangwar

Shot put
Discus Throw

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

Boys Relay Event

Name
Event
Medal

Gowtham
Govind
Karan Nair
Saswat
Haswanth

4 X 100M
Silver

Under 14 Category

Girls Individual Events

Name
Event
Medal
Sitara A Karthikeyan Long Jump
Gold
Gold

Neha S

400 Mts
Silver

Boys Individual Events

Name
Event
Medal

Anirudh P K

High Jump
400 Mts

Gold
Gold

CIRS AWARDED THE JURY’S AWARD

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

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

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

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ANGLA GHOSTI – A SEMINAR ON ENGLISH

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

YOUNG WRITER’S LITERARY AWARD

Butterfly Sneeze Media Pvt Ltd organisers conducted Tamil Nadu State Level Short Story Writing Competition in the month of November 2015. 502 schools took part in the competition with more than 11,000 entries from Classes 6 to 12.

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

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

A Citation Certificate was given to the school.

MASQUERADE 2015

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

VYASA HOUSE – “INSIDE OUT”

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

VALMIKI HOUSE – “ALADIN”

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

VISHWAMITRA HOUSE – 'LINCOLN”

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

VASISHTA HOUSE – “ZANGOORA”

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

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

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SAHODAYA MUSIC PROGRAM

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

MANAGEMENT WEEK CELEBRATION

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

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

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

DISASTER AWARENESS CAMPAIGN

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

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

DANCE PERFORMANCE BY SPICMACAY

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

CIRS RANKS 2ND IN THE COUNTRY

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

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

ISA AWARD 2015-2018

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

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

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

GEETA CHANTING COMPETITION 2015

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

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

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

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

IIMUN CHAMPIONSHIP CONFERENCE 2015

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

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

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

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

 

SAHODHAYA COMMERCE WORKSHOP 2015

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 
 

LITTLE HEARTS VOCATIONAL TRAINING CENTRE

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

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

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

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

CIRS TEACHERS RECEIVE APPRECIATION LETTERS FROM MINISTRY OF HRD

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

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

 

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

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

 

GEETA CHANTING OPEN COMPETITION 2015

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

MATHEMATICS WORKSHOP ON CONCEPTUAL CLARITY

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

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

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


STORY TELLING

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

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

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

The sessions were enjoyed thoroughly by the students.

GURUDEV@CIRS

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

GEETA CHANTING BY THE BALMANDIR STUDENTS

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

 

GAURAV AWARD

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

BOOK LOVERS PROGRAM FOR SCHOOLS – TEACHERS’ TRAINING

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

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

FIRST VISION PROGRAM

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

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

VIGNANA GOSHTI

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

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

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

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

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


BRITISH COUNCIL ACKNOWLEDGES CIRS

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

MARCHING FORWARD: A CAREER COUNSELING MODULE FOR CLASS 10 AND 12

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

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

A brief report on the activities undertaken is given below.

Date: 22.07.15

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

Date: 15.08.15

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

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

Date :  22.08.2015

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

Date: 13.10.2015

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

VISIT BY REPRESENTATIVES OF UNIVERSITIES ABROAD:

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

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

OUR DEAR PRINCIPAL RECEIVES THE MENTOR AWARD

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

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

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NBC’S 5TH NEWSMAKERS ACHIEVERS AWARDS

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

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

COLLEGE COUNSELING PROGRAM

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

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

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

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

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

LEARNING INITIATIVES AT CIRS

PSYCHOLOGY LAB

Psychological tools and techniques help to uncover the latent aspects of an individual’s behaviour. Thus they aid in understanding, predicting and controlling the human behaviour, which is the fundamental aim of psychology.

Practicals in psychology are indented to provide students with requisite knowledge and skills in psychological tools and techniques. Keeping in view the CBSE syllabus of psychology, the students would undertake practicals in psychological testing which would involve using standardised psychological tests in different domains, i.e. intelligence, personality, aptitude, adjustment, attitude, self-concept and anxiety. To make these happen, CIRS has established a Psychology lab with appropriate equipments and tools for testing.

Activity based learning in Science at CIRS

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

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

CIRS receives TOP SCHOOLS OF INDIA AWARD

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