The Annual Gautam Memorial Double wicket Cricket tournament was held at the picturesque marina grounds .
The Blood Donation Camp was Held on Sunday, February 12 2017 . Voluntary Health Services, Taramani , Chennai provide the necessary infrastructure for the conduct of the camp. There was participation from Alumni , Parents and current vidya mandir students, Teachers, staff and a few members of the General Public.
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The Annual Gautam Memorial Double Wicket, Inter-School Cricket Tournament is organized by Vidya Mandir Alumni Association, in memory of Late N.Gautam , an alumnus of 1984 Batch. He was a talented cricketer, whose progress beyond the Ranji Level was cut-short, when he succumbed to cancer in the year 2002.
The Vidya Mandir Alumni Association organized the Annual Gautam Memorial Double wicket Cricket Tournament at Marina grounds on 27th and 28th June 2015.
Mr. V. B .Chandrasekhar and Mr.L Sivaramakrishnan ,former test cricketers, inaugurated the tournament
In all teams from 12 schools participated. On Sunday morning in a friendly match between the Vidya Mandir School Team and the Vidya Mandir Alumni Association, the Alumni Association team won the match.
Santhome School, St.Bedes, Don Bosco and Lady Andal qualified for the semi finals. St. Bedes defeated Santhome School in the finals to lift the trophy for the year 2014-15.
Mr Raghavan, Vice President, TNCA was the chief guest at the valedictory function.
Mr Raghavan and Mr Mahalingam – Director T S Mahalingam & Sons, Vidya Mandir Alumni, gave away prizes to the winners and runners up.
The tournament continues to get good response from the Alumni and from the participating Schools.
Vidya Mandir School team extended full fielding support during the tournament and TNCA deputed qualified umpires.
The Vidya Mandir School, Parents’ Association and Vidya Mandir Alumni come together to build new toilets, for the Senior Boys & Girls section.
For the first time, Vidya Mandir School, the Parents’ Association and the Vidya Mandir Alumni came together to completely re-build the girls’ and the boys’ toilets at the Senior School section. This essential requirement was addressed to coincide with the 60th year celebrations at the Vidya Mandir School, Mylapore.
To take advantage of the summer holidays in April –June 2015, the members quickly worked together in April 2015 to complete this toilet reconstruction project.
Mr Parthasarathy (VM Alumni) from Arunachalam , contractors and Mr Raghuram( parent), architect, from C. R. Narayana Rao & Co., were awarded the work, and estimate for Rs 34 Lakhs was approved by the joint committee.
The senior section boys’ and girls’ toilets were completed well on time, to make these available when the School opened in July this year. From the students’ feedback, we understand that the school children are pleased with the new toilets. We expect the final costs to be much less and any savings from the approved budget will be applied towards re-building of toilets in the Primary section and also to consider provision of lift for the School.
Vidya Mandir Alumni Association has been providing Medical Insurance for teachers, staff & retired teachers of the school. The Group Medical Insurance was instituted in the year 2002 and this benefit to the teachers and staff has been continued and provided for over 10 years till date.
On 23 December 2014, VMAA organized a meeting in which, executives from United Insurance Company Limited and Heritage TPA (Third Party Administrator) explained in detail the scope of insurance cover, procedures for submission of claims and other information.
Many teachers, both retired and current, actively participated in this presentation. Questions raised were answered, and this clarified the doubts in minds of the insured i.e staff and teachers
Dr Sandeep Seethapathi, an Alumni member, who owns and runs Seethapathi Clinic, gave an account of the Scheme and the various initiatives taken by VMAA for the benefit of teachers.
Vidya Mandir Alumni organizes Inter School Volleyball Tournament
Vidya Mandir Alumni association along with the Vidya Mandir School has been conducting the inter school volleyball tournament for the past 3 decades.
This year the same was held in the premises of Vidya Mandir school between the 21st and 23rd of November 2014. Totally there were 19 entries in the boys group and 13 entries in the girls group.
Mr. Rajesh Rao, Director Woodlands Group of Hotels and VM Alumni 1985 Batch, inaugurated this year’s tournament.
In the boys’ group, the final was played between AJS Nidhi School of Alandur and Don Bosco school, Perambur. The match was a hard fought one, but finally the school from Alandur ended victorious in direct sets. The team from Anjugam Higher Secondary school finished in the third place.
In the girls’ group, the final was played between Presidency School, Egmore and DAV School, Gill Nagar. The final was a one sided affair and it was a virtual cakewalk for the girls from the Presidency School ,Egmore. The team from Guntur Subbiah School finished in the third place.
Mrs.Shoba Raman, the Principal of Vidya Mandir school graced the occasion along with the Vice Principal, Mrs Uma Balasubramaniam , and distributed the prizes to the members of the winning teams in the boys’ and girls’ events. Mr. Sriram, Member, VM Alumni Committee coordinated the entire event.
Vidya Mandir Alumni organizes – Women Health for the Teachers
On November 14th, the teachers of Vidya Mandir Senior Secondary School, Mylapore assembled to listen to experts talk on a subject which interests and reassures most middle aged women. A team from Penn Nalam, an NGO “run by women, for women “, based in Mandaveli, Chennai, had been invited to the school premises to address the teachers on healthcare in general , and methods of early detection of certain types of cancer prevalent in women. The talk was highly interactive, well received and enhanced the awareness of the audience substantially. Mrs. Uma Balasubramaniam initiated the interactive sessions.
Penn Nalam , founded by Smt. Radhika Santhanakrishnan in 2009, does extensive service in the detection, prevention and treatment of cancer in women through screening tests and affordable treatment. It has reached out to over 150,000 women in Tamil Nadu and is on the road to scaling up its activities.
The talk was organized by the Vidya Mandir Alumni Association (VMAA) of the school, as a part of its ongoing initiatives in contributing to the school, the teachers and staff. Mrs Rajalakshmi Sriram from VMAA Committee welcomed the team from Penn Nalam and the teachers.
Vidya Mandir Alumni Association has in the recent past been very active in establishing close links with VM Alumni members across the batches. In August 2014, as part of Vidya Vaibhavam celebrations, VMAA, the Alumni association received donations of Rs 15 Lakhs towards the corpus, with specific requirements to apply the interest there from to support the tuition fees for students admitted under RTE Act. For the academic year 2015-16, Mr M.Kannuswamy, President, VMAA handed over the cheque for Rs. 93,000/- to the Principal, Mrs. Shobha Raman.
This year 2015-16, being the 60th year celebrations, VMAA is planning to organize many events for interacting with Alumni members, as well as for the students of Vidya Mandir School, Mylapore.