All our schools have their own building and equipped with spacious playground, labs, library, and musical instruments. The buildings are built with smart planning and have good natural ventilation and lighting.
Every school is endowed with a spacious and organised Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Computer Science, Junior Math and ATL Labs, stocked with the essential instruments. The labs meet the safety protocols and are well maintained by Lab assistants.
Atal Tinkering Lab:
Atal Innovation Mission (AIM) is a flagship initiative set up by the NITI Aayog to promote innovation and entrepreneurship across the length and breadth of the country.
With a vision to ‘Cultivate one Million children in India as Neoteric Innovators’, Atal Innovation Mission is establishing Atal Tinkering Laboratories (ATLs) in schools across India. The objective of this scheme is to foster curiosity, creativity, and imagination in young minds; and inculcate skills such as design mindset, computational thinking, adaptive learning, physical computing etc
ATL is a workspace where young minds can give shape to their ideas through hands on do-it-yourself mode; and learn innovation skills. Young children will get a chance to work with tools and equipment to understand the concepts of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math).
Complex learning is possible with Activity based approach, our schools are equipped with Smart classes that offer visual and narrative based learning called Activity Based Learning (ABT) which enhances the quality of learning and communication skills of our students. Our Chennai school classrooms are equipped with all the technologies needed to facilitate this activity.
A healthy body nurtures a healthy mind. The school provides equipment to nurture the student’s talents in Sports. All our Higher Secondary Schools have excellent teams in Volleyball, Throw ball, Ball Badminton and Shuttle. Every year, two to three students are selected for the State teams in Throw ball, Volleyball or Ball Badminton. These students go on to play in the National level competitions as well. In addition, every year the school teams in Throwball, Volleyball and Ball Badminton, to make it to the Divisional and State level competition. We are proud to announce that for the past 15 years, we have been the winners in the following categories – Zonal level Winners in Under 14, Under 17 & Under 19- Ball Badminton & Throwball. Zonal Winners in Chess & Carrom tournament from 2017 to 2019.
National Cadet Corps – NCC
The National Cadet Corps (NCC) was originally started both at JG and GK Shetty Hindu Vidyalaya’s in the year 2000. J.G National Higher Secondary School has had NCC for over three decades and SG Hindu Vidyalaya Matric Higher Secondary School has NCC from 1996. We are very proud that for over two Decades, our NCC has been representing our schools at both the State and National Republic Day parade. From the year 2021, four of our Higher Secondary Schools at Kanyakumari District have been granted permission to start NCC. We are sure that Hindu Vidyalaya Schools will continue to send their Best Cadets to join the Indian Army in near future.
Our Performing Arts department started in 1994, trains students in the nine art forms, namely Music, Bharatnatyam. Violin, Mridangam, Tabla, Harmonium and Keyboard, Flute, Drawing and Painting. The arts team organizes nine concerts each year to provide an opportunity for performing the art they practice. The arts department has released three Musical albums curated and performed by our students covering a wide variety of patriotic songs, bhajans in Tamil and Hindi.
The school in association with a Musical Sabha Rasika Fine Arts, has been successfully organizing Annual Music concerts featuring celebrated and world- renowned artists from the Music and Dance Industry. The top students in the arts department are offered a slot to perform in this Annual festival.
Socially Useful Productive Works Department (SUPW)
From elementary through high school the students are exposed to a wide variety of mandatory skills (drawing, painting) and life skills (sewing, weaving, crafting).
The students produce useful products like Pencils, Notepads, baskets, Wall arts, etc., out of waste and recycled materials. These hand made products are given away to the needy to teach the joy of sharing and caring in our students.
Closed Circuit Television (CCTV’s) – The safety Mantra:
Our student’s safety is our topmost priority. Hence our schools are fitted with monitoring Cameras at vantage points in our premises to keep a watch on the corridors and points that our students converge & diverge at.
Student Safeguarding Committee:
Based on the State Government guidelines a Student Safeguarding Committee has been established at all the schools. The committee comprises of a Management representative, Principal, two teacher representatives, two parent representatives and an external member. A complaint box has been installed in the school premises. Monthly meetings are conducted by the committee to resolve issues if any.
Science Exhibition & Projects
With abundant opportunity available in our schools, our students actively take part in science exhibitions with prototypes and working models of their innovations. These models and prototypes are on display on calendar dates and visitors are invited to our exhibitions. The students demonstrate their innovations and interact with visitors. Our students actively participate every year in the Science and Math exhibition organized by the Tamilnadu Science technology center (TNSTC) and compete for the coveted INSPIRE Award.
We have the ATAL Tinkering Labs, in most of our schools, that kindles the innovator in our students. In the recent ATL Marathon, three projects from JG Hindu Vidyalaya, West Mambalam Chennai and one from JG National Higher Secondary School, Tambaram, have been selected among the top 300 projects from around 7000 projects submitted from all over India.
Special magazines are released at frequent intervals which have become a permanent stay in our of school life. Our science magazine “Jai Vigyan and Poorna Vigyan” captures the innovations in the world of science and covers some of the best science projects done by our students.
For the math lovers, inspired by the mathematician Sri Ramanujan, an annual magazine titled “Akanda Anandha Ganitham” is released showcasing best stories of mathematics, the Vedic and ancient techniques of our forefathers to inspire our students to relate and take pride of our roots.
The school also releases an annual magazine “Aditya” capturing the milestones achieved by the school students, happenings in our schools, inspiring stories of our students and many cherishable memories.
Festivals and Celebrations:
Our culture is so diverse and purposeful. We at our schools celebrate with fervor all the Indian Festivals to instill the values of sharing, helping and togetherness. The best way to continue our Bharath pride is by celebrating our festivals to instill social values. Our schools organize special events on all festivals and make it a point to impart the purpose and Science behind each festival. The blessings of Guru is essential for a student, as per the ethos of Bharath.
Each year we commence with the Guru Puja that falls on the Full-moon day, in the Tamil month – Aadi. An eminent Guru from different faculties is invited to adorn the Guru Peetam and offered special prayers. The Guru in turn shares his wisdom and blesses our students. During this pandemic too, Virtual Celebration of events was organised through online portals.