Bala Vidya Mandir Bala Vidya Mandir

Senior Secondary School

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




Literary Club

The Literary Club provides students a take-off point to the work of Literature - English, Tamil, Hindi and Sanskrit. It creates opportunities to enhance their taste in reading, their sense of appreciation of literary expressions and their scope to emulate great literary figures through their works. The members also have opportunities to view outstanding plays and performances in the city. The club also conducts annual Inter-House Dramatics contest as well as a Literary Week involving various activities and presentation.

The Debating Club, a branch of LIterary Club of Bala Vidya Mandir prepares students to participate in debating competitions.



As part of enabling effective writing skills, the Literary Club of Bala Vidya Mandir invited Mr. Madhavan, Associate Editor of ‘The Hindu Business Line’ to speak to its student members on penning op-eds or opinion editorials. He explained the concept of op-eds as the opinion expressed by a journalist in the middle page of a newspaper, on topical issues. He clarified that this required considerable amount of research, analysis and studying of facts before venturing into the actual writing. He expressed the need to have an organised structure, to maintain uniform formal language pattern and be objective without resorting to extremism. He urged the students to read and be well-updated. He suggested few magazines like Economist and Time for the students to understand the concept of ‘well-written’. The students asked questions on GST and taxation since the guest mentioned his area of expertise was financial analysis. They also asked his views on political issues. Mr. Madhavan said that he was impressed with the range of questions posed by the students which was testimony to the fact that they were actually paying attention to phenomena around them


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The annual interschool literary festival – Litsav, conducted by the Literary Club of Bala Vidya Mandir, was held on the 19th of August 2017. About 15 schools enthusiastically participated in this festival that saw students from classes 3 to 5 taking part in a variety of events like Role play, English Recitation and Elocution, Hindi Recitation, Tamil Story telling and Sanskrit Sloka recitation. The chief-guest for the event was Ms. Radhika Meganathan, a prolific author, who spoke on the benefits of recreational reading and how it played a pivotal role in shaping her own personal and professional life, inaugurated the function and wished the festival a grand success. The Principal Mr. Srinivasa Raghavan while declaring the Litsav open spoke keenly on the merits of the Literary Club. The event was followed by the valedictory function, where the prize-winners’ names were declared and the certificates for the winners and participation was given away by the Principal. One of the judges, a one Ms. Madhvi Kumar felt it was delightful to see the kids rule the stage end-to-end with confidence and fearlessness. Yet another judge Ms. Sandhya Sankar lauded the efforts of the entire BVM team for organizing such a beautiful event, the kind of which are rare for primary class students.