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Bhavan’s Gandhi Vidyashram

JUST AS THE THIRST FOR KNOWLEDGE IS INSATIABLE, SO IS OUR DESIRE FOR ACHIEVEMENTS.

Nestled among the lush green hills of Kodaikanal, the Bhavan’s Gandhi Vidyashram dwells in the lap of sprawling orchards and is blessed with a spacious campus. Being gifted with a pleasant environment and good infrastructural facilities, this temple of knowledge has been on the path to greater glory. The Bhavans’s Gandhi Vidyashram is all set to emerge as a Centre of Excellence. In keeping with the Bhavan’s tradition, this school aims not only at academic excellence but truly ensures that human excellence is developed. The school is fast gaining recognition as one of the best CBSE schools in the country. The salubrious climate throughout the year is ideal for imparting and learning knowledge of various kinds and also enables our young minds to work their way out to progress. While they learn to gain knowledge by exploring, experimenting and gathering information, they put the knowledge gained to good practical use.

The enlightened Management, competent Principal, dedicated staff and enthusiastic students are responsible for the commendable success of the school. At the helm of affairs we have our present Chairman, Shri. C. RamasubrahmaneyaRajha, an educationist, philanthropist and visionary and our Principal Mrs. Sridevi Mohan who is the guiding force behind the success story of the school. Here, the teachers and students live together in harmony and learning involves both curriculum and relationships.

In this complex competitive society, erosion of values is a great cause for concern. The Indian Culture is challenged by other forms, reaching the young through the media. The Vedic heritage-teaching programme organized in our school provides the student the vision of the Vedas and the vast literature and religious culture of India. Shlokas are taught to our students. Students are made to perceive the importance of values such as integrity, respect, compassion, loyalty and patriotism in real life and not as abstract concepts. All festivals and National days are celebrated in the school campus with the active participation of all students and teachers.

There is an abundance of activities to choose from at Bhavan’s Gandhi Vidyashram. Here, the Co-Curricular activities help to develop confidence in the students. The students’ involvement in the very many activities helps them master the art of dealing with stress, deadline, different people and their view point. These activities are pursued in the school under the banner of various clubs, hobbies and sports and besides regular Co-curricular Activities conducted every Saturday. A number of cultural and literary activities are organized regularly. Poetry Recitation, Elocution, Quiz, Skit, Mono acting, Ad-Mad, Painting, Essay writing, Music, Dance, Rangoli, Doha recitation, Shloka Recitation, etc are organized on a regular basis. There are clubs for every curricular subject and also for various co-curricular streams such as art, music, dance and drama. The clubs also include disciplines such as sports and outdoor games. The CCA competitions conducted every Saturday encourage and motivate the students to develop their inherent talents besides pursuing their academic interests.

The sporting arena at Bhavan’s Gandhi Vidyashram offers a vast choice of games that a student can choose from. The school has a football court, a basketball court, a lawn tennis court and a shuttle badminton court besides having courts for throw ball and volley ball. A good cricket pitch also enables the students to play cricket. In addition to this, understanding the role of yoga in training the mind and self-discipline, yoga and meditation classes are organized every day.

Success or excellence is not a destination, it is a continuous journey. We need to put sustained effort and commitment to our cause to achieve excellence.

INTERACT CLUB ACTIVITIES AND PROJECTS

1. INTERACTORS OF BHAVAN’S PARTICIPATE IN RYLA-IGNITING YOUNG MINDS CONDUCTED BY THE ROTARY CLUB OF KODAIKANL

Fourteen students of our school participated in the RYLA PROGRAM, IGNITING YOUNG MINDS conducted by the Rotary Club of Kodaikanal. This program was conducted exclusively for the students of English medium schools on 27th February 2017 at Holiday Home Resort, Kodaikanal. The aim of this program was to groom and inspire these young interactors and to create responsible leaders for tomorrow. The program was well-executed and was unique with lot of fun-filled activities. It helped to enhance the confidence and leadership skills among the students. Nearly 80 students from 7 English medium schools participated in the program. The program was unique with wonderful speakers and activities.

The resource persons were Assistant Governor, Rtn.RajaGovindasamy and Mrs. PremaNandagopal, Past President of JCI, Theni. Rtn. Raja Govindasamy took over the morning session and spoke about Personality Development, Leadership and Team synergy. His speeches were highly stimulating and thought provoking.

In the afternoon session, Mrs. PremaNandagopal enlightened the students on Decision making, effective time management and goal setting. The afternoon session was activity oriented and interesting.

The names of the participants are as follows.

ChiluvuriYagaVyshnavi, Thilothikka, Augusting J. John, Sabarish J.D., YuvanVelkumar, BasabPatra, Samyak Singh, Anantha Narayanan, Harsh Kumar, Satyam Kumar, Nicole Mary Swer, Madhumitha C. and Sherin Stephen.

IGNITING YOUNG MINDS- RYLA FOR STUDENTS was a mega hit. The students expressed that the program was very informative and proved to be an eye-opener for them.

2. INTERACTORS OF BHAVAN’S CELEBRATE WOMEN’S INTERNATIONAL DAY AT MERCY OLDAGE HOME

Bhavan’s Gandhi Vidyashram celebrated Women’s International Day on 8th March 2017. Sixty five Interactors from classes VII and VIII visited the Mercy Oldage Home, Kodaikanal. Rtn. Rajkumar Raman, President of the Rotary Club of Kodaikanal and Rtn. Robin visited the Home to encourage and motivate the young interactors. Lunch was served to all the inmates. The interactors entertained the inmates with songs and prayers. They also presented shawls to all the inmates of the Home. The President of the Rotary Club of Kodaikanal addressed the students and advised them to take good care of their parents in their old age. It was indeed a fabulous day and a fitting tribute to women on the occasion of Women’s International Day which is celebrated all over the world to honour women. Our school organizes such visits on a regular basis in a bid to raise social awareness and responsibility among the students.

3. INTERACTORS OF BHAVANS ATTEND THE 37th WEEKLY MEETING OF THE ROTARY CLUB OF KODAIKANAL

The interactors and faculty members of Bhavan’s Gandhi Vidyashram were invited by the President of the Rotary Club of Kodaikanal to attend the 37th Weekly meeting of the Rotary Club of Kodaikanal on 16th March 2017. It was a guest speaker meet. The Principal of Kodaikanal International School, Mr. Corey Stixrud was the guest speaker. Mr. Corey made an impressive presentation about the Kodaikanal International School and spoke on “Education.” After his presentation, Mr. Corey freely interacted with the interactors of Bhavan’s Gandhi Vidyashram and cleared their doubts on various topics related to Education.

4. INTERACTORS OF BHAVAN’S SPONSOR THE EDUCATION OF SCHOOL DROP-OUTS THROUGH ROTARY’S ASHA KIRAN SCHEME

ASHA KIRAN- A RAY OF HOPE IS THE NAME GIVEN TO THE CHILD DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVE TO SEND 100,000 OUT-OF- SCHOOL CHILDREN BACK TO SCHOOL. THIS PROGRAM HAS BEEN UNDERTAKEN TO FULFILL THE GOALS OF CHILD DEVELOPMENT UNDER ROTARY INTERNATIONAL LITERACY MISSION (RILM). YOU CAN SPONSOR A CHILD BY CONTRIBUTING RS. 2100. YOU CAN SPONSOR AS MANY CHILDREN AS YOU WANT. YOU CAN ALSO KNOW WHO YOU ARE SPONSORING. ONCE A CHILD IS ASSIGNED TO YOUR NAME, YOU CAN SEE THE PROFILE AND SUBSEQUENT PROGRESS OF THE CHILD ONLINE AT WWW. ROTARYTEACH.ORG.

We are extremely elated to inform that 11 interactors from our school have contributed the education of one and more children under RILM’s ASHA KIRAN SCHEME. The names of the students who have contributed money towards this noble cause are as follows.

DiyaDeepan of Class X has sponsored the education of 3 children, RidhiFomra of Class XII has sponsored the education of 2 children, Thilothika, Bavya Puja, YohaBalaji, AakashManikandan, Tenzin Kalden, M. Keerthi, Kuberan Ram, Maryam and Jeshwanth Ram have sponsored the education of 1 child each.

These students have made their parents and the school proud by their valuable contribution.