GVK Chinmaya Vidyalaya is well known as one of the front ranking CBSE English medium schools in SPS Nellore District in Andhra Pradesh. The Vidyalaya is situated in a calm and serene environment. The Vidyalaya was founded in on 18 th May 2013 by the then Global Head of Chinmaya Mission H.H. Swami Tejomayananda ji.
In the year 2016, the Vidyalaya got affiliated to Central Board of Secondary Education, New Delhi vide Affiliation No: 130434. The Vidyalaya adheres to all the norms prescribed by CBSE. The Vidyalaya is set up in a vast area of 5 acres of land with a spacious playground. The main motto of the Vidyalaya is to provide quality education to the students in and around Kothuru, Nellore. Presently, the Vidyalaya has a student strength of 650+ with 40+ Teaching Staff.
The Vidyalaya is a school with difference for its strict adherence to the Chinmaya Vision Programme (CVP). Through CVP, the Vidyalaya tries to bring developments among the students such as
A) Integrated Development
B) Indian Culture
D) Universal Outlook
Under the Trainings wings of Central Chinmaya Mission Trust (CCMT) Education Cell, our teaching staffs are given a special training about the implementation of CVP in the academics and fulfil the vision envisioned by Param Pujya Gurudev Swami Chinmayananda ji. The CCMT Education Cell organises different types of workshops and seminars for the teachers time to time. The CCMT Education Cell has its own publishing house and various journals and magazines for students are published. The students and teachers of GVK Chinmaya Vidyalaya subscribe to magazines like Chinmaya Udghosh, Balvihar, Tapovan Prasad, LEAP etc… A number of co-scholastic workshop and camps are conducted periodically for the students as well as teachers like Balvihar Camp, Chinmaya Hariseva Camp, Chinmaya Subha Sahas, Chinmaya Netritva, Chinmaya Parichaya and many more.OBJECTIVES
• Encourage children to become an active and lifelong learner.
• Educate children not merely to do the right things but to enjoy doing so.
• Encourage the individuality of every child and at the same time inculcate in them a sense of responsibility and consideration for others.
• Instill in the child the values of the rich Indian culture and tradition
• Provide an enriched environment for anall-inclusive development.
• Sensitize children with the value of work ethics and community service.
• Prepare children for leadership and personal fulfillment.
Education of the first generation of English medium school goers is a great and complex challenge. It requires substantially higher commitment, patience and work for the management, teachers and parents. It is the responsibility of all stake holders more so of the teachers to make this transition happen at school. The support for such transition in society is very different and lesser in rural than that of urban. The overall socio-economic opportunities are very different in rural and urban sector which makes a significant educational implication. Hence the role of a teacher becomes more complex and all-inclusive in rural areas. In some occasions even the teachers are drawn from similar background as the students which present a challenge to the management. The present day teacher training is inadequate to meet the challenges of first generation of English medium school goers.
At GVK Chinmaya Vidyalaya, Teachers are continuously trained and retrained on the job to understand and apply to meet the needs of the curriculum and aspiring parents, who are conscious of upward mobility of their wards. This is a legitimate expectation of the parents. Very often parents are tempted towards high fee English medium schools.
One of the major handicaps for learning and expression today is medium of instruction. Children are required to spend more time in learning English in rural areas. Yet another shortcoming is the environment at most homes is not so congenial for quiet study. Distraction due to television, cinemas and smart phones add to the problem. Although technological advancement and information explosion has been flooding the society when it diverts the attention of the children, teachers have to put in greater effort to make them focus on their goal. The purpose of education can be served only when the focus is not lost. Schools impart skills along with knowledge to promote creativity. It is for this reason present day children are given activity based learning experience so that they can think and apply theoretical knowledge in creativity. Education is not complete with just subject knowledge. It should also lead to personality development. It is for this reason subjects such as fine arts, yoga, physical education, computer and literary skills, music, dance and value based education are introduced. .
GVK Chinmaya Vidyalaya emphasises on integrating physical and emotional development with intellectual development. Universal outlook, patriotism and Indian culture are nurtured through formal teaching as well as Balvihar classes. I am confident that all the children taking admission in GVK Chinmaya Vidyalaya are on the right path and will achieve their goal. I seek the grace and blessings of Guru Parampara of Chinmaya Mission for the success of the staff and students of the Vidyalaya.
I personally believe that the role of a school is not just to pursue academic excellence but also to inspire and empower the students to be lifelong learners, critical thinkers, and responsible members of an ever-changing global society.
At GVK Chinmaya Vidyalaya, we cater student centric atmosphere to our students for holistic development, where children are encouraged to realise their potential in the pursuit of excellence. At the Vidyalaya, we try to discover the talents, skills, and abilities of each student and nurture and encouraged them to reach greater heights. We provide the students a platform to think, express, and exhibit their skills.
The school is striving hard to make the best possible efforts to inculcate strong values combining with academics and extra-curricular activities in the children. Converting every individual into a self-reliant, independent and responsible citizen, the school provides an amalgam of scholastic and co-scholastic activities.
I am sure that GVK Chinmaya Vidyalaya will reach to the fulfilment of the expectation of the students and their parents.
I strongly believe that a strong nation can be built through stronger education system. This belief has made me get closed to attached to Chinmaya Mission and Chinmaya Vidyalayas. I have been a highly inspired by the vision and philosophy of Swami Chinmayananada. I am honoured and proud to be associated with GVK Chinmaya Vidyalaya paves the way for the spreading the knowledge and helps in developing a knowledge based society