CHENNAI: From 11 students and four teachers in 1989, Chinmaya Vidyalaya has come a long way with over 2,000 students today and plenty of achievements to its credit.
The school celebrated its silver jubilee on Monday with cultural programmes organised by the students and a special address by Governor of Tamil Nadu K Rosaiah, who was the chief guest.
The regional officer of CBSE Sudarshan Rao, school chairman S P Thyagarajan, and other dignitaries addressed the gathering at Kamarajar Arangam.
“This is a red letter day in the school’s book, and in these years we have managed to carve a niche for ourselves with a focus on value-based education. We believe that teachers have to be parents in school and parents need to be teachers at home,” said Thyagarajan.
The Governor spoke of India’s rich traditions that educational institutions need to uphold by imparting holistic, value-based education.
“The present world is highly competitive and filled with distractions. Developing in students the power of concentration and observation, and the desire to learn more is the need of the hour,” he said.
“The habit of storytelling is diminishing day by day. It develops children’s listening and observing capacity,” he added.
The Governor commended Chinmaya Mission’s initiatives to involve students in Seva projects.
Persons who contributed to the school’s growth, long-serving staff members, and academic toppers were honoured by the Governor.