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Apoorva Ravindran

A keen student of Carnatic music with immense talent and potential, Apoorva Ravindran has been making a name for herself since several years now, both in concerts and contest scenes. She honed her skills under Satalapathi Balasubramaniam, Neyveli Santana Gopalan, T.G. Badri Narayanan and Tirupugazh Maamani Subramaniam and is currently receiving advanced vocal training from Musician-Composer-Director Chitravina N Ravikiran. Some of Apoorva’s many achievements have been listed below:
1. Apoorva is a recipient of the Government of India Scholarship for Carnatic Music.
2. She has swept away prizes in almost all major competitions, including compositions of Annamacharya, Oottukadu Venkata Kavi, Purandara Dasa, Tyagaraja, Neelakanta Sivan, Shyama Shastri, Muttaiah Baghavathar, Gopala Krishna Bharati, Tirupavvai and Tirupugazh, conducted by organisations like Indian Fine Arts Society, Narada Gana Sabha, Mylapore Fine Arts Club, Rasika Ranjani Sabha, Hamsadhwani and Tirumala Tirupati Devastanam
3. She also won the Muthuswami Dikshitar Super Singer Award, after going through various selection rounds, testing both vocal and theoretical knowledge on Dikshitar.
4. Apoorva has been a guest artiste in an audio production Hari Samarpanam- a compilation of kritis set to music by Chitravina N Ravikiran.
5. She performed during the launch of the book, Voices Within, by Smt. Bombay Jayashree and Shri T M Krishna.
6. She made a successful tour to the United State of America to participate in the Cleveland Aradhna Festival 2011 and at San Diego festival as a lead singer in the operatic Dance Production ‘Ramayana’.
7. She was the lead singer in the Music album for the dance ‘Divine Equation’ that was released during the World Premiere at Chicago in 2012.
8. Apoorva also participated in ‘Unity in Diversity’-a cultural meet held Hyderabad, conducted by the Governments of Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh
9. She won the ‘Golden Voice Of The Episode’ at the Tanishq Swarra Sangeetham Show on Raj TV and was awarded a gift hamper worth Rs. 10,000 from Tanishq.
10. She has also had success in inter-school competitions. Apoorva won the First place in the light music event at Kalpakosha conducted by Sir Sivaswami Kalalaya Senior Secondary School, Mylapore; the First place in the solo singing event at Impressionzs conducted by the National Public School; the First Place in singing event at Reflections 2012 conducted by Vidya Mandir, Mylapore; Second place in the singing event at Bala Vidya Mandir’s interschool culturals; Second place in the singing event at Sishyamitra conducted by Sishya
11. Apoorva was also a part of the school team that won the overall Third place at the interschoolbhajan competition conducted by the Bhakthaswaraa Bhajan Mandali.
The team also won the prize for the ‘Best Ayyappan Song’.

 

Here is a champion…

Shriram Kannan has done it again! With back to back triumphs!

Having won the State Championship last year, he continued his winning streak by emerging as a champion in the State Table Tennis Tournament held from 10th to 12th June 2011 at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Chennai.

 

Shriram has been a consistent winner in this field. He started his coaching around the age of 7 and his interest towards the sport has won him laurels at a very young age. He is being trained under the Chennai Table Tennis Foundation (CTTF). He beat G.

Chitresh from SDAT Medimix in the Cadet Boys (10-12 years) finals. He beat the top four players to win this title. The scores in the finals were 10-12, 9-11, 11-3, 14-2 and 11-6.

Our hearty congratulations to this young Champion!

A Budding Writer!

Shruti Swaminathan is a student of class V of our school. She is a budding writer and has published her collection of stories recently.
Shruti, a cheerful person, at the age of 10, has published her own book titled ‘Straight from a Child’s Heart’and surely has a reason to feel happy! The book comprises of five stories written by her. It is a mixture of different elements. One of them is based on school and examinations and a parent’s trip to childhood, another includes a zodiac planet story, and yet another involves a mystery based on robbery.
Her interest in the field of writing began when she was just five years old. Her favourite books and authors include Malgudi Days, Ruskin Bond, The Adventures of Sherlock Homes, The Diary of Anne Frank, David Copperfield and Great expectations by Charles Dickens. Sometimes, her writings drew inspiration from news events. On the occasion of her 10th birthday her parents decided to self-publish a few out of her many stories as a birthday gift.
So cheers to this budding writer!

Reading Day Celebrations at School

Reading books beyond school texts is an important aspect of education. To stress on the same point, we celebrated One Nation Reading Day at our school. The celebrations involved story-book reading sessions, making posters and placards, speeches on importance of reading etc. The day was fun and truly educative

Get Set Go! The Annual Sports Day

On 16th of August,2011, we had the Annual Sports Day for the academic year 2011-2012. Students began training and practice for the day, from weeks before. The entire school found itself busy and bustling at Nehru Stadium and everyone was ready to get into action. The Chief Guest for the opening ceremony was  Sri. M. Tamizh Vendan (IRS), Deputy Commissioner of Customs, Chennai. He enlightened the day with his speech, which all students found both, inspirational and moving. This was followed by the mass drill performed by the students of fifth grade and the march past. The march past was performed by the students of the senior classes, belonging to all the four houses: Cheran, Cholan, Pandiyan and Pallavan. Then, it was time for the events to begin and the students cheered as they saw their peers-their favourite athletes and sprinters, displaying their sportive talents. There was a healthy and neck-to-neck competition among the students of the four houses and everyone eagerly awaited the results. Finally the Cholan House won the shield for the best march past and the Pallavan house won the award for the best cumulative performance in all the sports events. Though everyone was tired by the day end, their enthusiasm, joy and sportive spirit remained intact. All the students had an enjoyable and fun-packed day as they tuned themselves to the words ‘Get Set Go’.

 

By Abhijit M. Das

XI B

 

Welcome to Hindu School


VISION
– Holistic excellence with “Right thought”, ‘Right plan” and “Right Action”

MISSION– The school intends to help young minds to achieve academic excellence with high moral and ethical standards. The school encourages each individual with supportive environment to improve the overall personality to serve the community and to achieve this goal through quality eduation.

MOTTO – Satyam, Jnanam,Anantam, Brahmam

Principal’s Note
“Where love and skill work together, expect masterpiece!” goes the
famous proverb by John Ruskin. The adage is the guiding factor for The
Hindu Senior Secondary School, Adyar that is in its 31st year “Loving,
caring and nurturing talent is what we believe in, it has provided us
with wonderful results so far.  We don’t follow a rigid system in the
school at all, and believe in giving our students full freedom. The
school believes in gearing up to equip the students to adapt to the
current technological revolution that is taking the country by storm.
The school was established in the 1978 under the auspices of the Hindu
Education Organization, the school follows holistic approach towards
child development & follows a CBSE syllabus, it is most popular for
mixing academics and extracurricular activities in equal proportions.
The ideals of The Hindu Senior Secondary School at Indira Nagar are
based on imparting value-based education to the next generation.
The
noble ideals of our ancestors and basic principles of the society are
taught so that the social, intellectual, spiritual, physical traits in
children go through comprehensive development. “Many of our teachers
have been with the school since its inception, and have helped the
students provide consistent results year after year. We also ensure
that our cultural activities benefit our students by developing their
organizing skills.  The school has always had a good record in sports,
too.   The Hindu Senior Secondary School does not insist on taking in
only toppers, and that the heterogeneous student population is the
school’s identity. All the students are offered opportunities to
perform.  People seek the school as it plays a major role in fostering
the fine arts talents in students.  Our approach is what keeps the
students rooted to the school forever. Frequent brainstorming sessions
and inter school discussions among the teaching faculty are conducted
to tackle any speed breakers in the academic mainstream or
co-curricular activities.
“We believe in creating achievers in all
walks of life, it is this philosophy of ours that has ensured that our
alumni are spread across various fields, including sports”. To make an
interactive environment for students beyond classrooms, the school
also allows constant junior senior interaction among its students.  We
have noticed that students tend to look up to their seniors and are
very receptive to their ideas and advice.   We as teachers, are
constantly keeping in pace with that curiosity.  The Hindu Senior
Secondary School is one that does not believe in hanging on to old
values, it changes them with the time, and this philosophy has
definitely kept it in good stead.