Bala Vidya Mandir Bala Vidya Mandir

Senior Secondary School

(Affiliated to Central Board of Secondary Education, New Delhi)




Kalanjali Ventures 2016



“To be a great champion, you must believe you are the best. If you are not, pretend you are”, said Muhammad Ali, the legendary boxer. Kalanjali Ventures hosted by Bala Vidya Mandir, believes in this and encourages all the participants to believe in themselves and their talent. Kalanjali Ventures has carved out a niche for itself among all the interschool cultural events in the city because it is well known for its quality in both style and substance.

Kalanjali Ventures 2016 was held in the school premises on the 24th and 25th of June 2016. 47 schools across Chennai eagerly registered and participated with enthusiasm in more than 27 events. The class 12 students of Bala Vidya Mandir organised this event with guidance from teachers. This year’s Kalanjali scaled new heights with the highest number of celebrities witnessing the function.

The chief guest was Mr. Arjun Chandy-an accomplished musician who lent his talents to Tamaasha, Linga and is a part of the NAFS band. The special guest was Maestro Karthick, renowned for his knack with instruments like the keyboard and his work with A.R.Rahman.

Many prominent people from various walks of life graced the function by judging various events. They include I. Ahmed- the famed director of Endrendrum Punnagai; Actor, Anchor and Comedian Yugi Sethu, R.J Shah, Supersinger winners Anand Aravindakshan and  Deepti, choreographer Hudson Samuel and world famous makeup artist-Sabari Ganesan, to name a few.

The campus was filled with over 10 mouth watering stalls ranging from Frankies, Ice Gola, Surya Sweets (Chat stall), Wraps and rolls, water bottle stall, Fruit shop, music stall and TI cycles.

The most anticipated event of Kalanjali Ventures- Ultimate Ventrues lived up to its reputation. It was judged by a panel of 3- the exuberant R.J. Ophelia , Stand up Comedian Smarabh (famous for his work with the ‘pun’dits and creashakthi), and the youngest R.J. in Chennai-Shyam Renganathan.

The winner of Ultimate Ventures 2016 was Hemanth Chakravarthy from P.S.B.B  K.K.Nagar  who won a ‘one plus 3’ phone and 2 dinner coupons from Fortune hotel  worth a total of Rs.30,000/-. The runner up was Sathya from P.S.Senior Secondary School who won an eyeball slide (30GB MP4 player) worth Rs. 18,000/-. The other five finalists won cycles, tabs, power banks and gaming coupons.

The Overall winners were P.S.Senior Secondary School with Vidya Mandir Mylapore breathing down their necks.
We had a total of 47 sponsors. Our main sponsors were TCS, GR Thangamaligai and Cavincare and our associate sponsors were Isolve technologies, Mahlik Babu productions, Super printing press, Atlantis and so on.

Kalanjali Ventures 2016 was a massive success due to support given by the sub staff, teachers, guests, schools, 11th standard students and most importantly Mrs.Jayanthi Palani and Mrs.Bhanumathi-the cultural teacher coordinators. This success is also largely credited to the 12th graders of Bala Vidya Mandir who put in months of hard work and showcased team spirit and harmony.

We thank the principal for giving us this opportunity that paved way for a new found bonding among our batch and instilled a good sense of responsibility in us.