Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Visit of Dr. K Parameswaran (GNLU) at Atmiya Vidya Mandir

Dr K Parameswaran, who is a Professor of Law at the Gujarat National Law University (GNLU), Gandhinagar visited our school on the 27th of October 2012. He gave lectures on Education, Life and Law: Bridging the Gap and Legal Education: A Career in Option.

Dr Parameswaran was welcomed in the auditorium by class 10th to 12th students. He was offered a bouquet by our Principal Dr. Vijay Patel and was introduced by Paramrut Sir.

Through the introduction it was known that he had a core spiritual background owing to his association with the Sri Aurobindo Ashram and currently served as a teacher at GNLU. He first talked about education and life and helped us realise that if we enjoyed studying, it would automatically become easy for us. He also made it very clear that there is no success without facing difficulties.

Then he talked to us about Law as a career. He told the students that law bridges the gap between problems and solutions and is a very lucrative option. From his experience, he shared that he found studying as well as teaching law to be very interesting. He even said that it is one of the most difficult careers but if a student has will, determination & hard work than he/she can easily study and excel in the field of law. He also mentioned that law was a lucrative career option in terms of earning money.

Later on in the day a special seminar was arranged for the students aspiring for a career in law. Dr Parameswaran solved their doubts and was happy to see such a huge number of law career aspirants raising intelligent questions. He guided them about the techniques to deal with the Common Law Admission Test (CLAT), job prospects and life at National Law Universities. He even said that it was not always necessary to practise law after studying as one could also run a successful business after their study with their understanding of law. He also said that many successful UPSC candidates are law graduates. Finally at the end of the seminar, Dr Parameswaran was presented a memento by our Vice-Principal Ashish Patel.

Dr Parameswaran certainly passed over his passion for law to the students and motivated us to "Be Nice and Work Hard". He keenly took a campus tour and expressed his pleasure meeting with the students and staff of our school.

Written by: Aneesh Sharma (12th Commerce)

Friday, January 18, 2013

AVM Star Voice Hunt 2012-13

Shaking off the winter sloth, Atmiya Vidya Mandir geared up for a high-voltage Pre-Uttarayan Break event.
As students and teachers were getting overwhelmed with countdown of Uttarayan Break, once again the Art and Music department of Atmiya Vidya Mandir laid a platform to support the budding singers to flourish with their inherent talent of singing. The most enchanting grand finale of AVM Star Voice Hunt was held on 10th January 2013. The sole purpose of this event was to give recognition to the talented singers of the school as well as honing the different intricacies of singing.

This great event was preceded by two elimination rounds. First, there was an Open Audition round in which near around 200 students participated, this strength was remarkable enough to conclude that a large number of students of AVM have inclination towards music. The semi-final round was held among 30 selected students which put only 8 students to contest in grand finale.

At the grand finale, upping the tempo further were singers in the solo singers' category. Geetgauravbhai and Shrimadbhai of Std V enthralled the audience with "Zindagi Ek Safar Hai Suhana..." and "Ae Zindagi Gale Laga Le" respectively, first runners-up, Kevalbhai sang the melodic "Butterfly Fly Away". The winner, Sarvanamanbhai of grade 7, had a huge round of applause coming his way when he sang "Tujhko jo paya". The audience excitedly shook their heads and soon gasped for breath as Rajbhai Panpaliya of grade 10 sang the most liked “Jee le zara.....”. Surrounded by hair-raising rhythms that only the band members could tell, “There is an appeal in the rawness, it all seems so divine,” said an overjoyed judge Birju Sir.

In this ‘Music Battle,' all performances were planned and organized to create an attempt to capture the spicy yet melodious flavour of singing on stage. The performances of student-singers were largely of the Modern-Jazz & Contemporary forms, with a high quotient of singing skill and grace. Synchronization and rhythm were the key themes of this singing contest as participants sang groovy numbers. From the intense and hard hitting, to the light hearted and tongue-in cheek, turned out to be a grand hit.

“The challenge was to sing fairly well to coordinate with the type of song selected for singing” said Mr. Mayank (Antriksh Band) one of the judges.

Taking the audience through both the old and new numbers there was an ear-splitting response. The day's events drew to a close as Ronak Mistry and Anand Pandya gave a scintillating, energy-filled performance on instrumental music.

The finalists ultimately achieved the following positions:

Group A: Std 1 to 5 
  • Geetgaurav Joshi - First
  • Shrimad G Patel - Second
  • Param Thakor - Third
  • Keval Rohit - Fourth
Group B: Std 6 to 10
  • Sarvanaman B Patel - First
  • Bhavesh Rajpurohit - Second
  • Raj Panpaliya - Third
  • Nirmal Patel - Fourth
Group: Keyboard
  • Anand Pandya - First
  • Ronak Mistry - Second
Judges: Mayank Sir, Vishal Sir, Birju Sir

The event could not have possibly been the way it happened had it not been for the untiring efforts of the music teachers of Atmiya Vidya Mandir: Somnath Sir and Jaimin Sir supported by students of grade 10.

Written by: Yathansh Joshi (Std 7)

Saturday, January 12, 2013

“संत की चिंता विद्यार्थी की प्रगति”

आत्मीय विद्यामंदिर के प्राण समान श्री हरिप्रसाद स्वामिजी हरिधाम में भक्तो से गोष्ठि कर उनकी समस्याओं का समाधान करने वलसाड़ जा रहे थें। जाते हुए रास्ते में स्वामिजी बार-बार आत्मीय विद्यामंदिर के बच्चों को याद कर रहे थे तथा अनायास ही निर्णय ले लिया कि वें बच्चों से मिलना चाहते है, वें बच्चों के दर्शन करके ही अपना आगे का कार्यक्रम प्रारंभ करेंगें। अत: वें भविष्य की सभा, मीटिंग एवं उद्घाटन को स्थगित कर सीधे कोली-भरथाणा रात को करीब 11:00 बजे पहूँच गए।

दिनांक 28 दिसंबर 2013 शाम को अपनी व्यस्तता के बावजूद आत्मीय विद्यामंदिर में पधारे और योगीबापा के स्वरूप बच्चों के दर्शन की अभिलाषा स्कूल के आचार्य श्री से व्यक्त की तथा बच्चों से मिल कर उनके साथ गोष्ठि की।

विद्यार्थियों के उत्तम प्राप्तांक एवं श्रेष्ठ तथा सफ़ल जीवन हेतु कुछ नुस्खे भी दिए। जिसमें—

  1. जिसके मित्र अच्छे उनका जीवन उत्तम बनता है।
  2. विद्यार्थी जीवन में पढ़ाई ही महत्वपूर्ण हैं, अत: पढ़ाई करना, जहाँ समझ में ना आए उस पंक्ति को रेखांकित करना तथा बाद में उसकी समझ के लिए अपने मित्र या शिक्षक से पुछकर शंका का समाधान करना।
  3. पढ़ाई करते समय हमारी पास वाला विद्यार्थी भी क्या कर रहा है उस ओर भी ध्यान नहीं जाना चाहिए।
  4. यदि हम गुस्से न हो तो हमारी आंतरिक शक्ति बढ़ती है तथा हमारी याददाश्त में बढ़ोतरी होती है।
  5.  माँ, शिक्षक एवं गुरु की मर्यादा का कभी भी उलंधन नहीं करना चाहिए।
इस प्रकार स्वामी हरिप्रसादजी ने विद्यार्थी के उत्तम परिणाम एवं संस्कारयुक्त जीवन जीने का आशिर्वाद देकर विद्यार्थिओ के अच्छे अंक की कामना कर आत्मीय विद्यामंदिर से करीब 7:45 बजे गमन किया।

हिन्दी शिक्षक
मुकेश जोशी

Friday, January 11, 2013



The Annual Inter House Basketball Competition of the year 2012 – 13 was organized by Sports Department in the month of December’12. It was the first Competition after the Diwali Vacation.

Basketball is such a sport which has global appeal NBA stars are house hold names even in India. The sport has understandably more entreaty at AVM as a American and Canadian students reside at school. So it was not a surprise to see an obvious buzz and excitement on the basketball courts during the competition.

Here is a brief summary of the competition.

This competition was held in four different groups. The criterion for selection was based on their skill fluency and according to the Class. Aim of the competition was to have the maximum number of participation.

4TH and 5TH
6TH  and 7TH
8TH and 9TH
10TH and 11TH
Students Response:

As the competition motto was “Learn, enjoy and be competitive”, students were very much eager to understand the latest rules of Basketball. They were enjoying the matches as well as learning the rules, they were seen discussing the tactics and strategies used by various teams.

Academic teaching Staff:

Normally sports time is the time during which the academic teachers get a breather and can relax. But such was the excitement regarding the competition that most of the teachers felt compelled to be on the court and cheer up for the students and see the new side of the students which they do not get to see during the class room hours.

We are happy to mention some teachers name who were almost present everyday during the tournament. They are Prabhudarshan Sir, Suvasin Madam, Sharmil Madam, Binu Madam, Rekha Madam, Tarun Sir and Amrapali Madam, Sarvajeet Sir, Rakesh Sir to name a few.

The highlight of the competition came when Principal sir Respected Vijay Patel came on the court to enjoy the basketball fever at the school. Being a vivid sports enthusiast himself he could not help but show his appreciation to a fantastic show put on by the students from various age groups.

Sports Team:

At Atmiya Vidya Mandir we are blessed with a young and enthusiastic sports team. Not only they are good at teaching skills to the students but given a chance they can show what they can do with their own skills. Half time during the matches became a spectacle for the students as the sports teachers show their skills by practicing two point, three point and half court throws. Not only that the competition was concluded with sports team enjoying a friendly match with the 12th standard students.

Hostel Staff:

From hostel staff, all house Masters and Didis showed their presence in some matches. Sugna Didi is always present all the competition throughout the year. Tejas Sir, Himanshu Sir, Vijay Bhai, Pranav Sir, Pankaj Sir showed valuable presence on basketball court.

Rita aunty came daily to encourage the students.


Devang Sir and Amrapali Madam did their job of scoring fairly with full dedication.


Bankim Sir and Ishwar Sir were referees for Learner group and sub junior group matches. Ritesh Sir and Yogesh Sir were for Junior and Senior group matches. All the referees were performed their jobs very sincerely and were very consistent with their calls.

If the aim of a sports competition was to create awareness, enthusiasm about the sports, then Basketball competition certainly did that. More importantly, during the course of the competition so many of the students gained confidence to showcase their skills in front of whole school. So many students get inspired to do well in whatever they are good at or want to become good at.

Here are the final results:

The final standings of houses in various groups is as below,

(4TH and
(6TH and
7TH )
(8TH and
(10TH and

Report compiled by- Mr. Yogesh Magdum (Basketball Coach)