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Onam Celebration – Primary

Onam Celebration – Primary

A walk in the park or the hallways of Primary – it was hard to tell! The students of Primary school celebrated Onam by creating a garden of flowers and colours with their tasteful Pookolams.

Teacher’s Day – A Day to Unwind!

Teacher’s Day - A Day to Unwind!

The evening of 4th September turned out to be one of the most pleasant and memorable days of this year. The teachers of CHSV were felicitated with the Service Award for completion of fifteen, ten and five years of service with Hari Shree. The teachers were also treated to an amazing variety of programmes by the faculty themselves, followed by High Tea in the Dining Hall hosted by our director, Smt. Geetha Muthiah. Who says teachers cannot have fun? We almost fell off our chairs laughing during the play, mesmerized by the music program presented by the Junior Campus teachers, and participated enthusiastically in a Music Quiz event. The dancing damsels of CHSV provided a visual treat for the finale. On the whole, the teachers went home that day with fond memories. - Charukesi Acharya

Our School celebrated Teachers’ day with great gusto and gaiety on 5th September. Students presented a scintillating cultural show to express their love, respect, acknowledgement and recognition of the hard work put in by the teachers. The cultural show incorporated poems, songs, dance, drama and games. The teachers enjoyed and appreciated the program. Students acknowledged that, teachers play a vital role in making their pupils accountable citizens of tomorrow and also wonderful human beings. The Principal extended her heartiest thanks to all students and the Student Council Members for organizing such a brilliant show.

ASISC Regionals

ASISC Regionals

Chettinad Hari Shree Vidyalayam hosted the Association of Schools for Indian School Certificate (ASISC) Tamil Nadu Regional Level Literary events for the Sub Junior, Junior (ICSE) and Senior (ISC) levels this year. The regional level culminating at the national level is an annual tradition for this event. This year, 25 schools, including Hari Shree participated in various literary events with a footfall of close to 300 students. The English department supported by Social Sciences and Art departments worked tirelessly to make this day happen. Smrithi Krishnan bagged the first place in Sub Junior Declamation, Mahi V Bajaj & Vinaayak Dasika as a team came first in the Sub Junior Quiz, Javvaji Swati Gowri Shrikha & V.Saranesh Kanna emerged winners in the senior level Quiz. Shashank S from the Sub Junior category came first in Painting. These students will be representing the Tamil Nadu region in the nationals in October. The other students who made us proud are as follows: Mahima Ravi and Gayathri Venkatesan were the runners -up in the declamation event in the junior and senior category respectively. Krithiyaa was placed third in the painting event. Junior debate team consisting of Shreya Udaykumar & Tejas Nageswar came in second place and senior debate team of Dheekshanya & Shreyas proved their mettle in facing a tough competition. Aditya B. Prakash represented our school in the painting event in the junior level. Kudos to all our students!

UTSAV

UTSAV

Culture is an inherent part of learning at Hari Shree. 

UTSAV is a salutation and celebration of our culture.

The session by the Dhananjayans, on the culture and traditions of our country, marked the beginning of the Utsav celebrations this year. The students of grades VI to VIII were the lucky audience for this session. Ms. Seethalakshmi’s session on the mouth-watering flavours of our forgotten, traditional food – Parambariya Unavu, was indeed a treat to the ears and mouths of the young grade 6 students. Indian ethnicity is woven into the very fabric of our living. Mr. Amarnath oriented the students of grade 7 on the Indian Weaves and Prints. The World Craft Council also conducted a workshop for students on weaving and craft using palm leaves. Erika acharya and Bhuvaneshwari acharya facilitated sessions on block printing using vegetables & paint and tie and dye, respectively. Ancient temples are not just places of worship but also well planned sites of conservation. Ms. Chitra Madhavan brought out the designs of water harvesting in temples. Ms. Pavithra Srinivasan’s interactive session on the transforming aspect of Art and Culture made the students of grade VIII aware of the evolving nature of the two concepts. The students of Grades VI, VII and VIII also enjoyed a perfect combination of dance, by Ms. Kavya Muralidharan, music by Ms. Sudha Raja & Mr. Murali, and Katha by Ms. Janaki Sabesh.

 

Thamizh Dhinam

Thamizh Dhinam

Hari Shree’s founder, Rajah Sir Muthiah Chettiyar’s 115th birthday was celebrated as Tamizh Day, with a lot of fervour. On this day, students and acharyas involved themselves in various performances. The students witnessed a dance called Pinnal Kolattam, in which the dancers gracefully move with colourful ropes to tie and untie various intricate braid patterns. There was also a very insightful skit. The performances ended on a fun note, with an energetic debate on the topic, ‘Kind Teachers or Firm Teachers?’, followed by a session with Mr. Ka Pazhaniappan, our chief guest, who spoke in praise of the Tamizh language. Overall, it was a grand and memorable celebration. Our Tamizh Day celebrations happened on August 7th, to celebrate our founder’s 115th birthday. The chief guest for the day was Mr. R P Shravan. We were treated to dance, music and drama performances. A few students gracefully danced to the famous song, ‘Kumi Adi’. Through a short skit, we learnt more about the lives of Avaiyaar and Bharathiyar, some of the most famous Tamizh poets and writers. It was a really fun experience.

- Dipika Srinivasan, grade V and Kavya Ramaswamy, grade VII

Inter House Events

Inter House Events

The inter-house quiz on the Indian Independence Movement was conducted for the students of middle and high school on the occasion of our 73rd Independence Day, focusing on the period between 1855 and 1947.

The pin-up board contest saw the students and teachers of the four houses working together with passion, talent, sincerity, enthusiasm.

To commemorate Tamizh Day, an inter-house debate was conducted on the topic, ‘Kind teachers or Strict teachers?’.  The teams were a mix of teachers and students, ready to represent their houses and win. The debate took many interesting turns until the conclusion was decided by the judges. Although strict teachers are what we need, kind teachers are preferred.

- S Parvatha Vardhini, grade VII and Divya Chidambaram, grade IX

Student Council Leadership Camp

Student Council Leadership Camp

On the 10th and 11th of August, a Leadership Camp was held for all the members of the Student Council. It was conducted by Mr Kuldeep Dantewadia, founder of Reap Benefit. This highly interactive session created the opportunity for a lot of intense discussions and open debates on leadership. The various activities in the camp made us realise that even if our ideas or actions are thwarted, we shouldn’t give up and if we build it again together as a team, it will be successful. We also decided upon values and a charter system for the problems we want to tackle in our school this academic year. After this camp, we began to look at leadership in a whole new light. The camp brought us all together, helped understand each other better, and exposed our vulnerabilities; set a common goal and a standard that we would live by.

- Anika Jahnavi Sridharan, grade IX and S Raghav, grade XI

The Vizha

The Vizha

This month, CHSV conducted its sixth inter-school cultural event, The Vizha. With 17 events and students from around 20 schools participating, the Vizha was a grand cultural extravaganza that proved to be an enriching experience. The chief guest, Mr. RJ Balaji set the tone for the event with his inspiring opening speech. Organized efficiently by the twelfth graders, ably supported by the eleventh graders, The Vizha was a wonderful amalgamation of excitement, talent and culture. Events like Bop till you Drop, Shipwreck, Gully Boy and Band Wars were extremely popular, with students gathered in the auditorium to watch schools battle it out on stage. After a day filled with countless activities like dance, music, comedy and cooking, PSBB KK Nagar emerged as the overall winners. We thank the school and our teachers for their undeterred support. Another notable highlight was the food court, where students from different schools flocked together to enjoy the wide variety of delicious snacks. Vizha 2019 was a great experience and we now eagerly await next year’s edition. (Vizha Core Team – C Sowmya, S Nida, Aditya, Ashank, D Devan Kochar, M.S. Pranav)

- Adithya Karthikeyan Sivakumar, grade XII

Independence Day – Celebrating Freedom

Independence Day - Celebrating Freedom

We made our very own Indian flags in school with pockets for seeds. The outcome of this activity was to sow the seeds to create a greener tomorrow. This was a wonderful way to commemorate our independence and give back to Mother Earth. Some of us even took this to outside communities as we didn’t want to limit the greenery to just our school!

- Sahana Vamsee, grade VII

Independence Day at Hari Shree started off with the traditional flag-hoisting event accompanied by marching by select members of the student council. This was followed by a series of performances by the four houses, such as multilingual speeches, patriotic songs and an energetic dance with a beautiful message. The celebrations ended on a patriotic note as the four houses represented the Indian flag onstage.

- Amrutha Nathan, grade XI

Investiture Ceremony

Investiture Ceremony

The Investiture Ceremony of the Student Council 2019-2020 was a solemn event where the Student Council not only received their badges but also took an oath to undertake the responsibility of fulfilling Hari Shree’s vision. The symbolic gesture of handing over the lamp by representatives of the previous year’s Council to the new leaders symbolized the transfer of office. The Council then affirmed their commitment to the school in an oath taking ceremony led by the Principal. Our Vice Principal, Dr. Sarayu Ganesan and teacher in charge for Student Council, Ms. Janani Iyer had some inspiring and encouraging words for the newly sworn-in members.