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.
For the second year in succession the team comprising of Abhinav.P, Tanmay.S, Prahlad.V, Krutika Sri Krishna, Deekshita.G and Prashanth.S made it to the final of Debating Matters held at British Council in November 2009.
Siddharth and Sanchit have been selected to represent India in WSDC 2010 in Doha Qatar.
THE LITERARY CLUB ACTIVITIES 2013 - 2014
The Literary Club aspires to nurture and enhance the literary and creative skills of students. With these motivating thoughts in mind, the Bala Vidya Mandir Literary Club kicked off its activities with an inaugural meeting on Monday, 1st July 2013. The program started with the welcome address given by Namrata Nagaraj of Class 12.It was followed by our principal Mr. R. Rajendran addressing the gathering of students and teachers and declaring the literary club open for the academic year 2013-14.
The Literary Club organises activities in English, Hindi, Tamil and Sanskrit. Also , to initiate and encourage students in poetry and quizzing.The Poetry corner and quiz corner were also introduced. An investiture of the presidents and the secretaries of the Literary club took place shortly. The following students of class 11 were elected the office – bearers of the various activities under the club;
President Archana Ranganathan
Secretary Shrub Jayaraman
President (Hindi) Ishika Mahajan
Secretary (Hindi) Malvica Sawhney
President (Tamil) K. Krithika
Secretary (Tamil) Uttara Shankar
President (Debate Society) Meenakshi Krishnaraj
Secretary (Debate Society) Prerna Prakash
President (Drama Society) Kavya Sreekumar
Secretary (Drama Society) Yalini. P
The Quiz Corner is steered by Aravind Srinivas and Shashank Sharma of Class XI-A.
The Club of Bala Vidya Mandir conducted various literary activities for students of classes 6 to 12 in the academic year 2013-14 in English, Tamil, Hindi, Sanskrit & French.
SAMSKRUTHA DINA MAHOTSAVAM 2013
Students celebrated the Guru Purnima day as Sanskrit day. The last week of July was celebrated as Sanskrit week which saw students of various classes involved in speeches, sloka recital, discussions and activities which taught them the relevance of Sanskrit in today’s world.
Class III -learnt about famous Hindu gods and characters through colouring activities.
Class IV wrote a paragraph about their favourite characters from Ramayana and Mahabharata.
Class V wrote a paragraph on the significance of Sanskrit.
Class VI recited slokas about the greatness of education.
Class VII and VIII delivered a brief introduction to the Puranas.
Class IX read a newspaper article about Sanskrit.
Class X read the News Headlines in Sanskrit.
Thus Sanskrit as a language is still living in the hearts of many and will survive for eternity.
INTER- HOUSE ENGLISH DRAMATICS
The Inter-house English Dramatics of Bala Vidya Mandir was held on 7th of November 2012 in the Vidya Peet. The four houses Kailash, Kanchenjunga, Nangaparbat and Neelkanth put up different and very interesting
The participants of the Kailash house began with a play named “The Heavenly Excursion” which was based on a war between good and evil. This was followed by a very different but equally engrossing fairy-tale based play by the Neelkanth house. Kanchenjunga staged a hilarious play based on the kidnapping of a young girl. The final performance by Nangaparbat was about a hostage situation.
The judges were Harshavardhan Ganesan , a leading theatre personality and Dileep Rangan, the founder of the Vivekananda Theatre Society. Kanchenjunga’s play directed by Thaanush of class XI bagged the first prize , while
Neelkanth came second. Niranjan and Edhaya of class X were adjudged the best actor and actress while Milan and Kavya of class X were declared best supporting actor and actress.
All the participants acted with great enthusiasm and put up an excellent show for the audience.
INTERSCHOOL PRIMARY LITERARY COMPETITION
Organised by the literary club, the interschool primary literary competition was held in our school on 18th August, 2012. The literary club of BVM has always been a platform to guide and empower the literary community of our school and this literary competition provided an opportunity for students of classes 3, 4 and 5 to display their literary talents. The various events that were held on this day included poetry recitation, storytelling in Hindi, English and Tamil. Poetry reading is a unique event of this competition. The story telling event was held for class 5 as part of the i.s.p.l.c. The topics for English poetry recitation was ‘Joy’, ‘Happiness in school’ was the topic for class 4 poetry reading, and the topic for class 5 story telling was ‘A tale that made you smile’.
The BVM, Adyar Principal Mr.R.Rajendran inaugurated this competition at 9 AM. The judges for the various events held were Mrs.Neena Gopinath and Mrs.Geetha Balaji for storytelling, Mrs.Sharmily Vivekanand and Mrs.Nivedhitha Prabhakaran for poetry recitation, Dr.Nirmala Maran and Mrs.Shrividya Dhineshkumar for poetry reading. For the Tamil event, the judges were, Thiru KS Ramanathan and Smt.Uma Rajagopalan. The topics for the Tamil Story telling was ‘Natpu’ and Hindi Poetry reading was friendship. 20 schools participated in this competition. The children were dressed in various attires and lent colour to the enthusiastic participation. Overall, the competition was a huge success and it created a platform to showcase the talents of these children- the artists of tomorrow.
SAMSKRUTHA DINA MAHOTHSAVAM
Teachings from Vedas and other scriptures on ‘The Greatness of Sanskrit’ were taken and made into placards. Children held these placards on day one.(2.8.12) of celebrations.
They also wore badges displaying ‘ jayathu samskritham’.
Students spoke about the significance of Sanskrit Day being celebrated on Guru Pournima in Sanskrit and English.
Class III – V Std Vedic heritage children were given a worksheet which had pictures of Dhanvantri Hayagriva, Saraswathi, Lakshmi and Durga.
Students of VI gave a brief information based on No.s 1 to 10
Class VII shared how trigonometry is basically a Sanskrit work and the word itself is derived from Sanskrit .
Class VIII spoke on the contribution of the great sages who not only meditated for years together but also made a lot of inventions which were the base for the society to progress.
Class IX students read out an article from the magazine in the assembly and helped other students understand the nuances of Sanskrit .
Class X students read out the day’s news in Sanskrit . Also the National pledge was taken in the Sanskrit language.