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Events of 2013 - 2014  ( updated on 28/10/2013 )

The school reopened on 10th June.

The various clubs of the school were inaugurated on 12th June during the morning assembly. The chief guest Mrs.Sharanya K Krishnan, an accomplished singer and alumnus of our school, inaugurated the clubs and also entertained the gathering by rendering a few classical songs.

Prize Day was held on 14th June in the open air auditorium.  The Chief Guest of the day was Prof. Bhaskar Ramamurty, Director, IIT Madras.  He presented service awards to six staff members who have completed 20 years of service at Vidya Mandir.  The awardees are Ms. V Vijayalakshmi, Mr. V Viswanathan, Ms. Geetha Balakrishnan, Ms. Vasudha Rao, Mr Deenadayalan and Mr. Govind.  This was followed by the prize distribution ceremony for the year 2012-13.  The prizes for the "Best Outgoing Boy and Girl" in class XII went to Karthik Nathan and Thanvi Srikanth.   The "Challenge Cup for Best All Rounder Boy and Girl" were presented to Srijayanth S and S. Bhavana respectively. 

Alumni Induction was held at 4 pm on 14th June in the Sripad Hall.  The principal, Mrs Bhavani Raghunandan addressed the gathering and formally inducted the class of 2012-13 into the alumni fold.  The alumni were also addressed by Mr. Kandaswamy, President of Vidya Mandir Alumni Association and Mr. Krishnan who is heading the Office of Alumni Affairs.  The new alumni members were briefed about the new VM portal that is being set up to facilitate better interaction among the alumni


On 29th June, fifty two Art Club members participated in a pot painting workshop conducted by Mrs. Sunitha Commuri.  The workshop which was held in the school was thoroughly enjoyed by the students.

The inter-class cultural competitions Entrenous was held from July 1st to 6th.  The events for this year included Creative Writing, Junk Art, Shipwreck, Block and Tackle, T-shirt Designing, Quiz, Dumb Charades, Just a Minute, Debate, Adzap, Voice over, Lexicon, Channel Surfing, Music and Dance. This year 11B lifted the Entrenous cup with 12D and 12 A finishing second and third respectively.

The inter-school cultural extravaganza, Reflections, was held on 12th and 13th July.  The Chief Guest for the Inaugural Function was Mr. Anil Srinivasan, Classical Pianist, Founder-CEO Rhapsody Music. Twenty schools from the city participated in the various fun-filled events with a spirit of healthy competition.  PS Senior Secondary School emerged the overall winner and the prestigious "The Reflecto" prize was bagged by PSBB K.K. Nagar.

A group of six students from Class X attended the VI Regional Conference at Methodist Girls' School Singapore from 17th to 22nd July.  They were accompanied by their teachers, Ms. Juno Thangakumar and Ms. Vimala Balajee.  The theme for the seminar was "Thinking the Unthinkable".

The PTA AGM was held on 22nd July at 5.00 pm in the Sripad Hall.  The new office bearers took charge from the outgoing members who were appreciated for their valuable contributions.

From 22nd to 25th July Alumni sponsored Volley Ball matches and PTA sponsored Basket Ball matches were held in the school.  The winners are as follows:

VolleyBall                   Boys                                                                           

Participation               22 teams                                                                     

Winner                        Don Bosco Higher Sec. School, Perambur                  

Runner Up                  Velammal Matric Higher Sec School, Mugappair        


Participation               16 teams

Winner                        Madras Seva Sadan Higher Secondary School

Runner Up                  Lady Sivasami Higher Sec School


Basket Ball                 Boys                                                                           

Participation               22 teams                                                                     

Winner                        Velammal Matric Higher Sec School, Mogappair                    

Runner Up                  MCTM Higher Sec School                                          


Participation               19 teams

Winner                        St. Joseph Anglo Indian School, Perambur

Runner Up                  Santhome Higher Sec School


The InterHouse Dramatics held on 27th July had the four houses battling for the top position after weeks of frenzied preparations. The judges for that day were well known theatre personalities, Mr Shankar Sundaram and Mr Neelakantan.   The romantic comedy "Sweet and Twenty" put together by the Nangaparbat House bagged the first prize.  The Best Actor (Male) was Akash Ramdas and Best Actor (Female) was Mitra Visvesh and the Best Director was Deepika Rajesh.


On 3rd August, a Paper Craft Workshop was conducted by Mrs. Shrividhya of "I Craft" for the Art club members.  Exotic envelopes, flowers and boxes were made by the members with great enthusiasm.

The 58th School Day of Vidya Mandir was held in Narada Gana Sabha on 31st August 2013 at 4 pm.  As has been the tradition, the program started with "Amritha Lahiri", the school orchestra.  The orchestra rendered three classical songs and lived up to its reputation for excellence.  The Middle School English Dance showed three generations of people fighting over the superiority of their music and featured songs from the "The Sound of Music", songs by Abba, Michael Jackson and the recent favourite "Gangnam Style".  The action-packed Sanskrit Play "Keechaka Vadham" portrayed the killing of the evil Keechaka by Bheema and the auditorium resonated with the angry exchanges between Keechaka and Bheema.  The Hindi Dance showcased the vibrant folk dances from Rajastan, Kashmir, Gujarat and Punjab.  The colourful costumes of the Garba and the energy and vigour of the all-time favourite Bhangda had the audience joining in, in full measure. The thought provoking Tamil Play "Sudum Vinai Seyyum Soozhchi" told the story of the turbulent times leading to Gandhari's marriage to the blind king, Dhritharashtra.  The sacrifice of Gandhari and the frustration of her brother Sakuni were brought out in a moving performance by the students.  The Dance Drama, "Shanmughaprabhavam" was a thematic presentation depicting the life of Lord Muruga.   The grace and expressiveness of the dancers had a professional touch to it that captivated the audience.  The High School English Play, "Madly in love", a romantic comedy, had the spectators in splits and it showcased the mature acting skills of the senior students.

On 10th of October, 23 members of the Chemistry Club, "Effervescence" went on a three-day educational trip to Trichy.  They were accompanied by their teachers Ms. Shoba Raman and Ms Kanchanamala.  They visited three factories - the Trichy Distilleries and Chemicals, Bunge India Pvt Ltd, a Vanaspathy factory and Tamil Nadu Newsprint and Papers Limited.  The factory visits gave the students insights into the working of chemical industries.

The Annual Sports Day was held on 19th Oct at the Anna University Grounds. The Vidya Mandir Flag was hoisted by S.P. Chidambaram, the Super Senior Champion of 2012-13. He then declared the sports meet open. The march past by senior and super senior students, the torch bearing ceremony and the colourful drill display by the students of class V set the tone for the sports day. The blazing sun did not deter the students who participated in the different races with unbridled enthusiasm. A spirited drill display by the middle school preceded the Prize Distribution Ceremony. The Chief Guest for the Prize Distribution function was the National TT Champion, Mr. Anthony Arputharaj Amalraj, who gave away the prizes to the winners. This year Nilkant House emerged winners after many years much to the happiness of its house members. The Individual Champions were

Juniors:  Sriram Bhaskar and Shreya Sanjay

Seniors:  Harish D and Srishti Suren

Super Seniors:  Rohit K and Nethra V


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