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.
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.
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.
On 20th June 2014, the VMAA, organized a meeting to welcome and induct new set of Alumni to 5500 or more existing members.
This meeting is held every year to allow Vidya Mandir students, who will be leaving the School after completion and passing out of the School. At this meeting, the benefits of net working with Alumni members across the various batches are explained and the support extended by VMAA is detailed.
The School Principal and Vice Principal formally introduce the committee members from Alumni and provide an account of the support extended by VMAA in various initiatives of Vidya Mandir School.