Vision & Mission

Chinmaya Vision Programme

The Chinmaya Vision Programme is what makes the Chinmaya Education Institutions ‘schools with a difference’. It concretises Gurudev Swami Chinmayananda’s vision of education.

Yathaa drishti tathaa srishti -As the vision so the world appears to us.

If man’s vision is narrow and disturbed, the world also seems filled with strife. If the vision is broad and love-filled, so too is his world.

Chinmaya Vision Programme (CVP) was born to enshrine the philosophy of education developed by Pujya Gurudev Swami Chinmayananda in the heart of every growing child to bring out the best in him or her.

Chinmaya Vision Programme is a comprehensive educational programme for schools which integrates the best in our culture and philosophy of education. It aims at giving children a true vision of life to help them face challenges in a positive and dynamic manner and heartily contribute to society.

The child is the focal point of this programme. The programme also embraces the school management, teachers and parents. Through them, the light of this vision spreads to the society, country, and the world at large.

The Chinmaya Vision Programme can be identified under four heads

Integrated Development

It aims at the overall unfoldment and gentle blossoming of the child at the physical, mental, intellectual and spiritual levels of his/her personality.

Mental Development

It aims at making the child an emotionally balanced person. it thereby helps him/her to live in harmony with himself/herself and the world. It includes emotional expansion, handling emotions, handling relationships, gender specific education, mental health assessment and counseling.

Spiritual Development

Man is potentially divine. Spiritual Development enables the child to discover his/her inherent divinity and manifest it. It is achieved through value education, value based education, philosophy meditation techniques, yoga etc.

Physical Development

It implies good health and proper growth of children leading to the optimum expression of their overall well-being. It includes physical fitness, nutrition, hygiene, personal grooming, health education, health assessment, prevention of diseases and their treatment.

Intellectual Development

Man has infinite intellectual potential. Under this head, CVP aims to help the child manifest his/her inherent intellectual capacities and enhance existing ones. It includes intellectual kindling, independent thinking, management skills, aesthetics, intellectual assessment and guidance.

A Feather in the CVP Cap !

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) with over 6000 schools under its wing has featured the Educational Phi­losophy of the Chinmaya Vidyalayas in its Value Education Hand­book for Teachers as one of the top value-based educational programmes of the country (Refer pages 108-111 of the CBSE Value Education Handbook for Teachers )

Universal Outlook

Universal Outlook refers to an appreciation, sensitivity and commitment to universal issues. After years of mindless pillage of nature, the world needs to come back to a universal holistic view of life. A universal outlook helps the child view himself / herself as a responsible citizen of the world (including world issues), live in harmony with creation (environment education and the synthesis between science and religion) as well as become aware of being an intrinsic part of the macrocosm.

Chinmaya Vision Programme augments the role of teachers, parents and the management in this ennobling endeavour.

The teacher is guided into this programme with the help of the CVP Manual, seminars and newsletters. Teacher’s assessment scales enable him/her to assess self-worth and effectiveness.

The parent is gently drawn into the programme through Manuals, parenting workshops, child assessment, self-assessment and expert advice.

The school management through its active participation significantly helps this programme which aims at all-round “man-making” education and not just academics at the cost of other aspects of a child’s development.

Thus chinmaya Vision Programme makes significant breakhrough in the character-moulding and personality development of growing children complementing academic excellence which is what true education is all about.

CVP is not an activity but a vision-inducing programme – the very spirit behind all activities in the Vidyalaya. It is not a ‘value add’, but the Vidyalaya culture. It is not portion-based, but attitude-based.

CVP is Value Education and Value-based Education. Value Education is when a specific time is allotted for inculcating values through stories, activities, games etc. Value based education is when values are given in and through all the academic subjects and co-curricular and extra curricular activities of the Vidyalaya. CVP is not only value education, but also value-based education.

CVP Achievements

The Chinmaya Vision Programme had its formal beginning in June 1996 when it was introduced in Chinmaya Vidyalaya, Coimbatore.The CCMT Education Cell thereafter organised resource material (the CVP Manual, a value education series, self improvement hand books, short talks, Chinmaya Drishti – the CVP newsletter, audio cassettes, Siddha Activity Book etc). This helped to guide and implement the programme effectively.

This programme has been introduced to representatives of over 2000 schools and colleges till date and has gone to 20 states of India through more than 250 seminars. It has even crossed the shores of India.

Indian Culture

Culture is more than just art forms, festivals and rituals. Culture is the very way of life of a race and its thinking, which makes it unique and special. Under this Head, the child is given a wide exposure to the various aspects of our culture, cultural awareness and appreciation of the vast literacy, artistic and scientific heritage of India, explanations of customs and traditions and cultural motivation through hobbies and projects etc.

This vital area of focus includes education in citizenship, civic consciousness, fostering pride in being Indian and vital national concerns such as unity in diversity. It aims at creating dedicated and committed citizens who take real pride in serving the nation.

Some of the vital areas of impact of CVP are:

Integration (between the child and the family, the child and society, the child and the nation, the child and the world, the child and God)

Integration within the Institution (the Management, teachers, students, principals, parents and the public.

Integration between Chinmaya Education Institutions (Chinmaya colleges, a Harihar school, Chinmaya Vidyalayas and an International School)

Integration with the other Mission activities and projects (Vidyalaya with Balavihar, Yuva Kendra etc.)