Rashtrotthana Vidya Kendra
Arkavathy Layout, Thanisandra Main Road
Bengaluru 560-077
God, our Creator, has
stored within our minds
and personalities, great
potential strength and
ability. Prayer helps us
tap and develop these
Dr.Abdul Kalam
Rashtrotthana Vidya Kendra, Thanisandra situated in
“Modi Smaraka Bhavana” located at Arkavathy Layout,
on Thanisandra Main Road has conducive environment
for the overall development of a child. The amenities
include ventilated, lighted and comfortable classrooms
with Educomp Boards, IT and other laboratories,
auditorium, activity halls, park, playground, Indoor
sports room and a swimming pool. Samagra Shikshana is
imparted by 106 dedicated Gurujis with 120 supporting
staff which includes drivers, caretakers, housekeeping
team, administration staff, gardeners and security. The
school also has 30 buses plying in different directions.
All the academic programs and activities at RVK work
towards one goal that is holistic development of the children
and direct their thoughts towards development of the society and our country.
The students of class 10 once again kept up to the expectations of their mentors by
securing 100% first class & 80% Distinction in AISSE 2014 for the 6 consecutive year. 10
CGPA was secured by 4 students namely Disha B Hegde, Prateeksha K, Sai Rohan
Gowtham and Sumedh Basarkod.
School Managing committee meeting was held on 5th August 2014. Pradhanacharya
presented the policies, procedures and plans for the current year which was endorsed by
the members. Suggestions of parent members and principal members was documented
Orientation programme for the parents of class 1 & 6 was
organized on 14th of June, 2014. The parents were oriented
on Continuous Comprehensive Evaluation by
Pradhanacharya, Smt.Manjula.
Volume-I May-August 2014
A session on Parental Issues and Challenges was conducted on 14th June 2014 by
Professor Sridhar Murthy, a clinical psychologist for the parents of Pre-primary children.
The session focused on optimising children's performance by recognizing deeds done by
them and ignoring the negative aspects. The parents were made aware that children
could understand and perform better even by adopting simple methods of teaching.
Parents Teachers meeting for class 6 to 10 was held on 2nd of August 2014.
India is emerging as a global superpower in almost all domains and it will be the young
generation that will lead us in becoming one of the biggest global forces. To address this in
the national perspective imparting the relevant skills that enable students achieve the
desired objective to seek employment and lead our country to the pinnacle of glory,
programmes enriching their skills for their holistic development are essential. Thus our
school is channeling the efforts of the students by initiating programmes and activities
which will contribute to the development of children physically, mentally, spiritually,
intellectually and emotionally.
The success of an institution depends on the leadership of
the members governing, thus it is a must to designate people
for its smooth running. The student's from class 4 to 10
elected Captains & Vice Captains for the academic year
2014-15 in a democratic manner by casting their votes for
the nominated candidates on 8 of June 2014.
Pratigna Sweekar Samarambh was organized for the elected candidates on 11th of June
2014. The dignitaries present for the occasion were Air Commodore R. N. Merani,
Correspondent Sri Maheshwaraiah and Pradhanacharya Smt
Manjula. The badges to the respective Captains & Vice
Captains were presented by Air Commodore R. N. Merani
who in his speech spoke about the qualities of a good leader
by narrating real life experiences. He urged the elected
members to work for the well being of the students. The oath
was administered by Pradhanacharya Smt Manjula.
School Cabinet members for the academic year 2014-2015 are:
School Captain
School Vice Captain
Sports Captain
Health & Hygiene Captain
Cultural Captain
Discipline Captain
The leaders of the four houses are:
 Prerana House Captain
 Spandana House Captain
 Srujana House Captain
 Sadhana House Captain
Kum. Josaphine Shetty , Class X
Master Vishal Sai, Class IX
Kum. Bhavana B K, Class IX
Master Mukesh A, Class X
Kum. Bhoomika, Class IX
Master Manoj, Class X
Master Abhishek. N
Master Rakesh Bhat
Master Skanda Bhat
Kum. Kavya B G
Development of all the 5 Koshas is essential for the complete development of a child, so in
addition to academic guidance, activities developing the different domains of a child are
CCA- Class I to V
Some of the activities conducted under CCA were shloka chanting,games, storytelling,
handwriting, rakhi making, leaf imprinting, clay modelling,etc.
Club Activities
Presentations, debate, skit enactment & collage work were the few activities
conducted under the various clubs namely ICT Club, Literary Club, Science, Math club
& Organisational club.
Balancing & fitness exercises, drill, wand exercises and Dumbells along with recreation
games were taught for students of class 1 to 5. The students of class 6 to 10 were exposed
to fitness activities along with drill and march-past and also
practiced their selected games. Special coaching for students
from 3 to 10 in Athletics, Throw ball, Table Tennis and Shuttle
was also organized.
The students of class 1 to 5 were taught prayers related to
yoga and simple exercises for hand, leg & neck. They were
also taught various asanas like Tadasana, Padahastasana,
Vajarasana, Ardhakaticharkarasana & Padmasana, Trikonaasana, Parvathasasana
Ushtrarana etc. The students of class 6 to 10 were taught Suryanamaskara and breathing
exercises along with asanas like Trikonaasana, Pashvakonasana, Veerabhadhrasana &
Veerasana. They were also told about the importance of yoga in our day today life.
The students of class 1 to 10 were taught the prayer song, Ganesha & Sri Krishnaleela
song. Karnatic & classical classes both theory and practical was taken for 3 to 6 , Dasara
Pada and Geeta book Song was taken for 7 and 8 and Sri Purandara Dasara Keerthana and
Geeta book song was taken for class 9 & 10.
The students of class 1 to 10 were taught Balageeta, Bhagvath Gita, Shlokas & moral
stories in Samskruth. The higher class students were made to read Samskruth Magazine.
The students of class 1 to 10 have Instrumental and Dance classes where the students are
grouped under Tabla, Dance & Keyboard according to their aptitudes.
The students of class 1 to 10 were taught Namaskara & various basic postures without
Aramandi in Dance. Under Key board the students were taught the basic scale in Raag
Bilaval by following finger movement and revised few basic exercises and Swargeeth in
different types of Raagas. The students of class 1 to 10 learnt left and right hand
exercises, basic beats, rhythm, macro & medium fast level exercises in Tabla.
To kindle the team spirit among the children topics are given
for pin-up boards every fortnightly, which are displayed
house wise. Points are also
awarded to the respective
houses according to the
displays. The topics for the
quarter were
Class 1 to 5 - Your Favorite Musical Instrument, Healthy
Class 6 to 10 - Say No to Drugs, Overpopulation, Tiger- Part of our culture and Indian
Armed forces.
The pupils of class 8, 9 & 10 had an opportunity to interact
with Sri Balakrishna Mallya from Hebri, Member of Amrita
Bhartiya Institutions on 4 & 5 of July 2014. Shri Guruji
guided the children into the world of Basic Vedic Mathematics
by telling them its importance and showing them examples
of how to solve problems using it. He also spoke about
Kalaganane and its importance in Indian culture. He also
explained few calculations related to the Indian Panchanga.
Environmental awareness is to understand the fragility of our environment and the
importance of its protection. Promoting environmental awareness is an easy way to
become an environmental steward and participate in creating a brighter future for our
children. The children of our school, are in their own way contributing to the protection of
the environment by being a part of activities directed towards its protection.
Programmes organized by TERI
 Poster Making - Our resources, Saving at School/Electrical Safety at Home
 Drawing- Energy from sun.
TERI conducted a quiz and poster making competition at
TERI centre, Domlur, highlighting the importance of our
natural resources. Students of class 8, 9 and 10 participated
in this competition.
Project Search conducted an initiation Workshop at Army
Public School, K. Kamaraj Road. The activities conducted by
SEARCH during the year 2013-14 were discussed. There was also a motivational talk on
the theme 'Sustainable Consumption and Production' by Supriya Singh, Educating Youth
for Sustainable Development, TERI, New Delhi. Awards for the schools that performed
the best during the year 2013-14 were also given. Our school bagged the second prize.
Tetra packs are being collected by the students enthusiastically which will be sent to the
recycling unit at the end of the academic year.
Days are gone when children learnt through experience &
guidance of parents alone. In the present scenario it's a must
that students are aware and updated with what is happening
around them. To cater to this need The Deccan Herald is
circulated among the children of class 5 to 10.
To develop the various aspects of a child, resource person
from The Deccan Herald briefed the children about the origin of Deccan Herald and the
four skills of communication. Creating pictures through words was taught along with
Acrostic and Contrast poem in NIE classes.
The spiritual aspects of children were kindled by their visit to various temples where
they enjoyed chanting shlokas and offering flowers to the god.
Sri Rama Temple-1st
Kadu MalleshwaraTemple-5th
Shri Someshwara temple-1st
Omkar Hills-7th
Gavi Gangadhareshwara temple-3rd
Siddhi Vinayak temple-LKG
The tiny tots enjoyed the beauty of nature and the cool
enchanting atmosphere during their Nature study visit to
Tapovana where they saw different types of plants & trees.
Class 2 :The intellectual ability of
inquisitive minds were enhanced
when they had the opportunity to
see how silk sarees are made
from silk thread and cutting of wood into desired shapes and
sizes during their visit to the weaving and saw mill factory.
Class 6 :The feeling of helping the poor and needy was
aroused when the students of class 6 were taken to Bagluru
slum area as a part of Seva Vasati visit. The students
distributed clothes and food to the people there and realized
the fact that life is not always a bed of roses.
Class 2 :To expand knowledge
beyond books the students were
taken to General Post Office at
Raj Bhavan Road where they had an opportunity to see the
various branches in the post office such as parcel, stock, mail
sorting and speed post. The children were also taken to the
Philateli Musuem that has around 5000 stamps.
Students have showcased their excellence and made us proud in various
events and competitions held in different schools. The following are the
various achievements of the students during this quarter.
Presidencey Groups of School organized Wordsmith (Spell Bee) and Elocution
competition on 23rd July 2014 at Nimhans Convention Centre, Bangalore. 8 students from
class 4 to 7 participated in the competition.
S- Vyasa Yoga University in collaboration with Chaitanaya
Yoga Kendra organized a National Level Yoga Olympiad
Competition at BMS College of Engineering, Basavangudi,
Bangalore on 21st of June, 2014. 22 students participated in
the competition. Master Chetan of class 3 and Kum. Harsitha
Arun of class 4 won the first position in the U/8 Boys and Girls
category and Master Sharoj of class 7 secured the second
position in U/12 category.
Banglore Sahodaya Complex conducted Yoga Competition at DPS North on 26 August.
Our school participated in the competition actively.
Our school secured the first position at the U/14 Throwball
Sate Level and South India Inter State Zonal Level
Palak Nayak of class 2 won the First position at Vidya
Bharathi Zonal Level Roller Skating Competition.
2nd place at the Vidya Bharathi State Level Chess Competition
and Runner-up at the Vidya Bharathi State Level Badminton.
Chandravaran of class 9, Shivanee and Joshphine
Shetty of class 10 bagged Individual Championship
award. 10 students qualified for the State Level
Our school hosted Vidya
Bharathi District Level Shuttle
Badminton, Table Tennis and
Yoga Competition on 17 July, 2014. Students from 7
different schools participated enthusiastically in various
competitions. Our students secured the first position in Table
Tennis U/17 and U/14 Boys category and U/17 Girls secured
the second position. Two boys secured the first position in
Yoga and eleven students bagged the second position.
2 Inter-School Swimming Meet was held in Gopalan
International School
in which we secured the Overall
Championship Trophy for the second consecutive year by
securing the first position in all the relay events, bagging 10
gold medals, 10 silver medals & 3 bronze medals in various
Our students participated in 11 South Zone Taekwondo Championship. The students
bagged 3 gold, 2 silver & 4 bronze medals.
Aksharabhyasa and Prathamapata-29th May, 2014.
380 students were present to receive the blessings of the Poojya Sri Sri Sri
Nirmalanandanatha Mahaswamiji the 72 Peetadhipati of Adichunchanagri Mutt. Poojya
Sri Sri Sri Nirmalanandanatha Mahaswamiji, in his Ashirvachanam spoke about the
importance of Aksharabhyasa and also stated that cleansing
of mind is very essential before starting anything new and
this is possible only through Sadanas. He urged the parents
to guide & lead their children in every step so that their
thought is directed towards
development of our country and
self. A brief explanation about
the meaning of education which according to him is salvation
leading to development of the five Koshas was also made.
Blessings of the Swamiji in the form of books were given to
the children.
The tiny tots have their own unique way of celebrations which are filled with fun along with
learning in the form of Power Point presentations by teachers and display of things for
deeper understanding.
World Environment Day (5th June 2014) Theme- 'Raise
Your Voice!! Not the Sea Level ….The students of class 10
spoke about the dangers faced by our world due to global
warming and also presented a
song urging everyone to be
more concerned about the way
we are misusing the natural
resources.They also displayed charts which spoke about the
depleting environmental conditions and also suggested ways
to tackle these problems. The students were also
encouraged to raise their voice and not the sea level by spreading awareness about the
urgent need to save our Earth for our generations to come.
Hindu Samrajya Divas (11 June 2014) - The students of class IX, Bhavana and
Aakarsh, spoke about the life of the great Indian leader,
Chhatrapati Shivaji, laying emphasis on his leadership
qualities. The speech laid a strong foundation to the newly
elected Captains & Vice Captains about how to be role model
by setting an example and leading the children to the path of
courage, honesty and inculcate in them the quality of self
The tiny tots also celebrated this day by listening to the
childhood stories of Shivaji's bravery and courage. A short skit on the life of Shivaji was
also enacted by the children of UKG.
Gurupoornime (14 July 2014) Sri Manoj Desai, a social worker, addressed the students
on this auspicious day by highlighting the importance of 'Guru' in one's life. He also spoke
about the reason for accepting Vedavyasa as our Guru which
was due to the manuscripts written by him in the form of
'Chaturvedas' and '18 Puranas'. The qualities of a good
leader were also put forward by him. The students of class 6
presented a song in praise of the Gurus. Children were also
urged to contribute money which in turn would be utilized for
serving the needy people leading to development of our
country as a whole.
World Tiger's Day (30th of July) Pupils of class 6 gave an inspiring speech about why
such a day is observed and how we can work together to protect the tigers.
The great patriot Balagangadhara Tilak’s birth anniversary
was celebrated with the feeling of great patriotism on 1st
August 2014. A student of class 6 spoke about the great
leader and his contributions to
our country.
Nagara Panchami (1 August)
- Students of class 7 presented
a dance drama, highlighting the reason and how it is
Varamalakshmi Vratha (7th of August 2014) - The students of class 5 gave a speech on
the importance and the manner in which the festival is
celebrated. They also made the occasion a memorable one
by presenting a dance and song in the praise of the Goddess.
The tiny tots too celebrated this festival in a unique way
whereby the teachers explained the significance of
celebrating the same by narrating the story of Charumathi.
Raksha Bhandan, (11 August
2014) - The students of class 5 spoke about the uniqueness
of the festival emphasizing on the historical and
mythological significance. They also highlighted the fact that
this celebration nowadays is not restricted to the brother &
sister relationship. In turn it has taken a broader sense
where the feeling of brotherhood and oneness is spread in
the society. The message of brotherhood was further
strengthened when the students of class 6 to 9 were taken to
different schools in and around Thanisandra where they gave
a speech highlighting the historical and mythological
significance of the festival and also sang a song about unity &
brotherhood. They also made their visit unique and
memorable by tying Rakhis to the students there.
68th Independence Day was celebrated with an ambience, where the strong feeling of
patriotism was spread by the presence of Indian Political Map with 22 languages depicted
on one side of the dais & a detailed information on the history of Indian Flag from the day
of Independence on the other and the enthusiastic students waiting to display their
talents. Air Commodore Dr Deepak Gaur, who is currently posted as a consultant in
Aerospace IAM, was the guest of honour. The students showcased their talents and love
for the country by presenting cultural programmes such as demonstration of drill, yoga
display, patriotic songs and a dance drama depicting the patriotic heroes of our country.
Dr. Gaur in this speech appreciated the students for their splendid performance and urged
them to take active participation in nation building and execute their duty (Dharma) as a
student by being true to their conscience, work hard for seeking knowledge & respect
their teachers. The programme concluded with the distribution of sweets.
Samskrutha Saptaha (5th to 16th of August 2014) - The first
day of the celebration started with a speech by a faculty
member who highlighted the importance and the need to
protect Samskruth language. The week's celebrations
continued with the presentation of songs, mono acting, skit
from part of the great epic Abhigyana Shakuntala and
Samskruth Quiz by the students. The main highlight of the
programme was the chanting of shlokas from Bhagvat Gita by all the students on the last
day of the celebration. The students were also urged to converse in Samskruth in the
school campus during the saptaha.
Krishna Janmashtami (18thAugust) Bhakthi of class 8 spoke
about the life of Lord Krishna
highlighting few values that the
children should include in their
daily life. A scintillating dance
performance by the students of
class 8 on lord Krishna left the audience spellbound which
was followed by a group song.
National Sports Day (27th August,2014) Students of class 3 spoke about the great sports
personality Dhyan Chand. They also highlighted his achievements in the field of sports.
Ganesha Chathurthi (1 September 2014) The idol of the
lord was adored with flowers and
to add to the festive mood a skit
“On how Lord Ganesha got the
head of an Elephant “ was
enacted by students of class
3&5. Lord Ganesha’s idol was
taken from the school auditorium by an Enthusiastic group
of students & teachers around the school to the ground where it was immersed in water
in the presence of Shri.Masheshwariya Correspondent, Pradhanacharya Smt.Manjula,
teachers and students from class 1 to 8 in school campus.
The students performed on the theme “Go Green and importance of Govu” which was
telecast on Shankara TV on 4th and 11th September 2014.
You never stop learning. If you are a teacher, you never stop being a student.
A three day orientation programme was held for the faculty
of CBSE Schools at Rashtrotthana Vidya Kendra,
Thanisandra and Banashankari
from 20 of May to 22 of May
2014. The topics discussed in
t h e TO P p r o g ra m m e w e r e
Samgra Shikshana, catering to
overall development of child
through activity based teaching, challenges and solutions to
the problems faced by teachers, contribution of Bharateeyas to the World, Bhartheeya
Samskurti & its implementation in classroom teaching and qualities required to be an
ideal teacher.
A workshop for the department of Sanskrit was organized by Sanskritha Bharathi at
Aksharm , Girinagar on 19th & 20th of June 2014. This workshop was attended by four
faculty members.
Vidya Bhrathi organized a workshop for English faculty in
Rashtrotthana Vidya Kendra, Thanisandra on 18 June 2014.
The workshop was attended by English teachers from
various schools under Rashtrotthana Parishath both CBSE
and State Board.
General Secretary Sri.Dinesji
interacted with the faculty, office
staff and the students of class 9 & 10 and motivated them to
work hard and direct their thoughts towards the
development our country.
Shaikshanika Sahamilana
organized by Vidyabharathi was hosted by our school on 12th
July, 2014. 471 teachers from 30 schools which fall under
Vidya Bharathi attended the programme. Students of class 7
& 10 from all the schools who excelled academically were
felicitated. The contribution made by each school towards
Samarpananidhi was announced by highlighting that the
highest contribution of Rs.1,49,610 was by Rashtrotthana Vidya Kendra, Thanisandra.
Chief guest Sri Doddarange Gowda spoke about importance of mother tongue.
A two day orientation programme was held in our school on
28 & 29 of July 2014. The resource persons who were the
guiding source for the faculty
members were Shri Sameer
Simha Chariman Silicon City,
Secretary Sri Dwarkanath, Sri
Gajanan Londe, Correspondent
Sri Maheshwariah, Pradhanacharya Smt. Manjula & few
faculty members. All the sessions were interactive which
focused on implementation of Panchamukhi Shikshana. The
various ways in which the overall development of children can be brought about through
activities was discussed. The teachers were also briefed about the system of education
adopted by various countries.
A 3 day orientation programme
for the core members of the six
RVK - CBSE schools was held in
The Ancient School of Wisdom,
Devanahalli from 18 July 2014
to 20 July 2014. The main
focus of the programme was
laying foundation for a common curriculum for all Rashtrotthana Schools whose main
ideology is Sampoorna Vyakthi Nirman. They also had a discussion on the actual meaning
of education and what should be the method adopted for achieving it.
The faculty members of our school had an opportunity to
interact with Smt. Akhila Sadashivam, a child psychologist on
16th of August 2014. The various problems that teachers
encounter with children were discussed. She also gave
important tips on how to find out whether a child has a
problem or not and if it has what category it belongs to. The
ways to tackle the problems were also discussed laying stress
on the fact that we as teachers' should be patient with children and listen to what they
have to say. According to Smt. Akhila half the problems can be rectified if we try to talk to
the children.
A two day orientation programme for core members was
held on 23rd & 24th August,2014 at the Ancient School of
Wisdom, Devanahalli. The programme focused on
understanding the dynamics and reprogramming of our
unconscious mind, how to practice effective communication
and boost our emotional intelligence and tap the source
& unfold the synergy to relationships.
Dr.Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan (1888-1975), former President of
India, was one of the most erudite of Hindu scholars of all times. He
was a philosopher, author, statesman and educationalist - and India
celebrates his birthday - the 5th of September - as "Teacher's Day"
every year. Dr. Radhakrishnan was a professor of Eastern Religions
at Oxford University, and the first Indian to be a Fellow of the
British Academy. He was also named the 'Knight of the Golden
Army of Angels,' the Vatican's highest honor for a Head of State.
Above all, he is among the brightest luminaries of Hindu philosophy
and a champion of 'Sanatana Dharma.'
Dr. Radhakrishnan's View on Education
“ Education should be imparted with a view to the type of society that we wish to
build. We are working for a modern democracy built on the values of human dignity
and equality. These are only ideals- we should make them living forces. Our vision of
the future should include these great principles.”
“The end product of education should be a free creative man, who can battle against
historical circumstances and adversities of nature”.