Friday 26 August 2016

Gokulashtami & Rakshabandhan Festival Celebration

Janmashtami is a hindu festival celebrating the birth of Lord Krishna. Krishna is considered as an avatar of the God Vishnu. The birth of Krishna took place on the eighth day of the dark fortnight of the month of Sharavana. He was the eighth son of Devaki and Vasudeva. The incarnation of Krishna marks the end of darkness and rooting out of the evil force dominating the earth. He is known to be blue in colour where blue like the ‘sky’ marks the infinite potential and power of the Lord.

                  The next important celebration is Rakshabandhan. Rakhi is a sacred thread embellished with sister’s love and affection for her brother. On this day of Rakshabandhan, sister’s tie rakhi on the wrist of their brothers and express their affection  to them. After receiving the rakhi from a sister, a brother takes the responsibility of protecting his sister. The sister pray for the well-being, success and safety of her brother.

                  We initiated our programme by an invocation song sung by the VIII Standard boys.
                  The welcome address was presented by Abirami of IX Standard. “Lord Krishna’s birth and life had a profound impact on Indian culture, philosophy, civilization. And the self actuation towards a noval cause between a brother and sister is the theme of Rakshabandhan”. Bala Sindhuja of IX Standard delivered the speech in Tamil about the importance of the day.

                  Mann.Rekha Didi, Joint General Secretary of Vivekananda Kendra addressed the gathering. She shared her views about the origin of Rakshabandhan. She expressed her thoughts on the formation of Rakhi and the relationship between the sisters and brothers. She exhibited that Lord Krishna is a real teacher and reminded us the ‘Srimat Bhagavat Gita’. She instructed the students to bringout their knowledge and also asked them to develop their personality. She adviced  the students to give importance to ‘Srimat Bhagavat Gita’.

                  “The enchanting music of the flute played by Krishna is symbolic of divinity”. The students of VIII Standard sang a pleasant song.

                  Our Chief guest, Poojaneeya Swami Athma Swarupanandaji, Chief Secretary of Hindu Dharma Vidya Peedam, Vellimalai addressed the audience. He expressed his views about the importance of Krishna Jeyanthi. He  narrated a story from Krishna leela. He reminded us about the Gurukula system of education in Lord Krishna’s life and also about the teachings of the elders to their young ones in their daily activities. He instructed the students to do their work with concentration of mind. He adviced the students to become great as their wish in their life.

                  “In Indian tradition the frangible thread of Rakhi is considered even stronger than an iron chain as it strongly binds a brother and a sister in circumference of mutual trust”. Our school students Bhavani and Gowtham of XII Standard tied the Rakhi to each other and then to the Chief guest, Special guest and Principal.

                  Mann.Rekha Didi, Joint General Secretary of Vivekananda Kendra, presented the memento to our honourable Chief guest.

                  The student from I to IV Standard performed a beautiful dance to the Krishna songs followed by the Uriyadi.

                  Rishika Bharathi of IX Standard delivered the Vote of thanks. The programme concluded with Kendra prarthana and then prasadam and rakhis were distributed to the students and all the participants.


Tuesday 16 August 2016



DATE: 15.08.2016

          The Patriots’ blood is the seed of freedom’s tree”.  15th August is a precious day in the history of our nation.  It was this day in 1947, that marked the end of India’s struggle against the British rule and the beginning of a new era for our country.  All the Indians remember their national leaders and freedom fighters who sacrificed their lives to gain independence for the country.

          In our school, 70th Independence day was celebrated in a grand manner.  The programme started at 8.30 AM by an invocation song ‘Vandhe madharam’ sung by VIII and IX standard students.

          “Tears always come to our eyes to see our National flag waving high”.  We paid our salutation to our Mother Bharath by unfolding our tricolour flag.  The flag was hoisted by honourable Mann. Parameshwaranji, President of Vivekananda Kendra Vidyalaya and Vivekananda Rock Memorial.  National Anthem was sung by all the participants.  The pledge was delivered by R.Rahul of VIII standard.

          The Welcome address was presented by Smt. R.Thanga Janaki, Teacher of VKV. “Being of one mind is the secret of society”.  The students of VKV exhibited their unity by performing a mass drill.  “Music plays the moments, pause the memories, stop the pain, rewind the happiness”.  The girls of IX standard sung a patriotic song in our National language.

          “The Indian nation cannot be killed, so long as her people do not give up their spirituality”.  Madhu Ananda veni of XI standard shared her views on the significance of the day.  “When the world sleeps, India will wake to life and freedom”.  The students of VIII, IX and XI standard enacted Tamil drama and showed their patriotic spirit through a play “Kittur – Chennama Devi”.

          “Language is the blood of the soul in to which thoughts run and out of which they grow”.  T.Monisha of VIII standard delivered the speech in our National language about the importance of the day.  “Dance is the most beautiful form of expression of human feeling”.  The girls of V and VI standard exposed the freedom of India through their graceful movement.

          Our Mann.Bhanudasji, President of Vivekananda Kendra addressed the gathering.  He expressed his views about the freedom of our country.  He was proud of the Chief Guest Sri.S.Arul Sankar, Ex-student of VKV.  He instructed the students to spread pride of our nation to other countries.  

 He exhibited the thought of Swami Vivekananda “Renunciation and spirituality are the two great ideas of India”.  He reminded the students to contribute more and more for the welfare of our nation.  He advised the students to realize the vision of Swamiji and to take care of our Jaghat Guru, Bharat. 

          “Music is the strongest form of magic where words fail, music speaks”.  The students of IX standard sang a Tamil song about the Indian warrior Chhatrapati Shivaji.  “Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much”.  Bike rally was organized from Kanyakumari to Kargil by Raja Sekarji to remember the soldiers who sacrificed their lives for our country and they were honoured by the band students of VKV.

          We had an eminent person Sri. S.Arul Sankar, lead instrumentation and control engineer at Marfig water and power plant in Aljubail, as our chief guest.  He shared about his past school days and also expressed that God is in the form of parents and teachers.  He exhibited attitude that changes its altitude.  He instructed the students to learn from them and from others experience.  He reminded the students to be good and insisted them to help others and not to harm others.  He advised the students to follow certain do’s and don’ts’ in their life and also informed about the plan of providing scholarship for the academic toppers and for the financially poor students.

          “A nation is India must be a union of those who hearts beat to the same spiritual tune”.  The boys of VII, VIII and IX standard performed the band display.  “Lucky people get opportunities, brave people create opportunities and the winners are those who convert problems into opportunities”.  Smt.Suyambukani teacher read out the prize list and the prizes were given away by our honourable chief guest.

          Mann. Bhanudasji presented the memento to our honourable chief guest. Smt. Kalai Selvi teacher delivered the Vote of thanks.  The programme was concluded by Kendra Prarthana.  It was a day of joy, a day of love.  We should respect our country and make it a better place for Indians to live and experience the freedom, peace and unity in diversity.