Moving Towards Where We Wanted To Be

Everybody wants to develop and, infact, everybody is developing in his/her way. Yet sometimes we are confused that whether we are going in the right direction or not.

It requires a clarity of destination in our mind and a whole lot of determination to reach the destination.

It also happens that many a times the destination of our life changes after reaching a certain stage of life. That may be for the good and equally for the bad as well.

Nevertheless, what we really need is somebody who can redirect us to our Goal and keep reiterating about our destination with which we had begun our journey. They may be our friends, teachers, spouse, children or parents.

In a nutshell, we must keep our eyes focused on our Goal, always. As it is rightly said, “Eyes off the destination & you invite an accident.”

Written by: Paras Sir

For the students, Of the students, By the students

Just a quick update really..

So excited about the elections coming up this Saturday for the Head Boy and the choosing of the House Captains by the students.

The students, the teachers, the admin staff and the hostel staff all are now appropriately grouped into four houses: Satyam, Shivam, Sundaram and Suharadam. More on the House structure in our future updates.

Looking forward to this Saturday and all those to follow during the year. To witness the endeavour of our dear students, their team-spirit, sportsmanship, big-heartedness yet keen competitiveness and a lot more.

Stay tuned for updates on this front!

Hold back now as we take off…

Excellence indeed has no barriers!

There’s a weird time at times, when there is no synchronisation between our mind and the body! The excitement is too much to handle. I am going through the same time whilst typing this article and so are the hard and smart working teachers of Atmiya Vidya Mandir!

The D day has finally come and CBSE 10th board exam results are out! We are proud to witness the excellence of the first batch of students of our school! Atmiya Vidya Mandir students have made the school and their parents proud. Achieving 100% result as a school was never a good enough benchmark. Param Pujya Swamiji, the Founder – Inspirer of Atmiya Vidya Mandir had set a benchmark of a minimum of 7 CGPA and only one score is below 7 – that too 6.8 CGPA, almost 7 CGPA you’d say!

Take a bow to the brightest stars of today and forever…

Sarthak Jariwala achieved a perfect score of 10 CGPA!

50% of the class achieved a CGPA of above 9!

Congratulations to all the students, teachers and parents on these awesome results!

Excellence has no barriers

In the early part of the 19th century, Michael Faraday, a self-made scientist, in his quest for excellence, discovered the semiconductor effect. This quest continued throughout the decades and centuries that followed during which the pro-active scientists, engineers, businessmen, committed world citizens contributed their best.

Their “small steps” each turned out to be “giant leaps” for the mankind and one cannot help but be in awe considering the advancements made in any field today.

At Atmiya Vidya Mandir, we are proud to take one such small step in our commitment towards providing excellence to our dearest students. It is a great pleasure to announce our partnership with ViSiON IIT Kota – Surat, beginning this academic year from June 2010. As part of this initiative, the students of Class 11 Science (and 12 Science next year onwards) will be offered an integrated school programme:

– To target overall academic excellence in the 11th and 12th CBSE board exams

– To prepare them for competitive exams like IIT-JEE, AIPMT, SAT-AP, AIEEE and CET

The integrated approach will ensure optimal use of the students’ time and efforts for academics (and preparing for such reputed exams like IIT-JEE) which will also provide them the opportunity to further enhance the essential 21st century life skills like leadership, social responsibility and adaptability.

Furthermore, the school has experienced many a young lives getting positively transformed in its mere 6 years since inception, the very fact which makes Atmiya Vidya Mandir a truly unique and life-transforming alma mater!

We look forward to many such small steps…

The bad Boy: Please understand me.

For last five years I have been in the teaching profession and let me share my observation with you.
The creativity of a student starts on the last page and ends on the first page as he writes what he is inspired to on last page and he writes what he is compelled to on the initial pages.

I visited a school for a science exhibition, a unique place where I found a student explaining a concept to a teacher. Unique because this seldom happens and is rarely seen. A question arose in my mind, every teacher as a student must have studied the same concept in school but he or she forgotten it in time. The same is the predicament with the student.

A student doesn’t respect the one who teaches very well or one who is very qualified, but he respects one who treats him special.
In today’s society everyone is allowed to commit mistakes e.g.-doctor, engineer, etc. but a student has to pay a heavy price for it.
· This is what the weakest student in the class maybe thinking:
“As I am weakest in academics in my class,
I am always scared of writing because I always make spelling mistakes.
I am always afraid of speaking because I make grammatical mistakes.
I can’t get myself to ask questions in class as they are too simple and make others laugh.
I trace my teacher but he is away from me, engaged with someone who hardly needs him.
· My poor academic affected my co curricular activity.
I cannot participate in debate,
My poetry and thoughts are rubbish,
Last thing that could have bought color in my life i.e. arts, I feel has rejected me.
· People say God blesses everyone with something special that makes him worthy of respect.

Why does no one takes the pain to identify the gift in me and as I need to feel special too.”

Just (NEED TO) pass.

Posting on behalf of dear Shailendra sir

AVM Mathletes Top in India, 11th in the world on World Maths Day 2010

Some marathons are interesting. They test your stamina, your spirit of achievement and the intensity of that spirit! Quite uniquely, there’s also this important element of teamwork in action. Add to it the excitement, the anxiety, the pressure caused by the 60 seconds timer in front of you, all adding up towards the total 48 hours given duration! And despite the burnout it may cause, you come out with an enriching experience, increased enthusiasm about the subject! All this and much more is roughly what the World Maths Day was about. In countries like the UK, Australia, New Zealand and many others, the event was inaugurated by the Prime Ministers of those countries!
Atmiya Vidya Mandir students participated for the first time along with some 56,000 schools and 11,30,000 students worldwide. World Maths Day 2010 was an international online Maths competition in which each participating student had to complete 500 Maths games, each of 60 seconds duration within a 48 hours window. This was clearly an outcome of AVM teachers’ constant endeavour of looking out for such national or international level competitions for students that would encourage them in their academics. World Maths Day 2010 was a truly unique world event and a fantastic way to promote numeracy within our school. Past results of World Maths Day competition show that students make significant improvements in their mental arithmetic skills and have fun in the process!
In this year’s World Maths Day 2010 competition, our dearest students performed an amazing feat. Following are details of our school in the World Maths Day 2010 Hall of Fame (Age group: 9-13):
Class results:
Class 8 Team secured 11th position worldwide and 1st in India.
Class 5 Team secured 42nd position worldwide and 4th in India.
Class 6 Team secured 50th position worldwide and 5th in India.
Individual results:
Suraj Patel (Class 8) secured 59th position in the world and 5th in India in the age group 9-13.
Through this event, we witnessed the basic philosophy of Atmiya Vidya Mandir in action. The students of different standards working in the same computer labs were seen many a times encouraging each other regardless of whatever their personal score was. Even remarkable was the event that the students who did not participate in the event, continuously kept sending their messages in pieces of papers motivating their friends to give it their best shot.
As a school, we also learnt that nothing is impossible if the enthusiasm of students is guided in the right direction.
Students experienced the unique power of brain that God has gifted us. We saw them applying a lot of skills that are important in real life like – teamwork, time management, pride for colleague’s achievements, confidence, working under pressure, Maths skills and many more. They realised that the whole world is like a classroom and they will have to compete with other students around the world in the future.
Classroom is a physically restricted learning area in a way, but such an online competition provides a much bigger platform to play and perform and simultaneously the students become aware of where they stand in terms of their skills at a global level and hence can set their personal targets of learning.
Rigorous 48 hours session on basic operations of Maths – helped develop critical thinking and problem solving abilities, something that is reportedly lacking in the younger generation employees. The test seemed to be designed keeping in mind child psychology facts and hence has proved to be more effective in bringing up their enthusiasm.

Above all, we saw their unshakable faith in God in any circumstances.
There are so many factors that made this event possible here at Atmiya Vidya Mandir –
  • Our dear Principal Shri Yogeshbhai Raval who is always in favour of providing real life learning opportunities to the students that would prepare them for the realities of tomorrow.
  • Our students’ enthusiasm to learn which was pushed further up by the practice sessions held by the World Maths Day team in which our classes secured the Top 5 ranks in the world and majority of our students secured within in the top 10 positions in their respective age groups.
  • The whole hearted support of the staff.
  • School’s technology infrastructure with very high speed dedicated Internet connection
Above all, the blessings of our founder, His Divine Holiness Hariprasad Swamiji Maharaj whose vision is to provide unique education to each child. With this grand vision, he has also blessed the school with very enthusiastic and dedicated teachers.
For more information about the event please visit:
Quite eagerly looking forward to the World Education Games 2011…
Till then, the students with even more enthusiasm to learn continue to sharpen their saw.

World Maths Day 2010 Event Final Results

1,133,246 students and 56,082 schools from 235 countries participated in the marathon event organized by the World Maths Day Team!

Our dearest students performed an amazing feat in the past 48 hours.

Class results:

Class 8 Team secured 11th position worldwide and 1st at India level with a lead of 36000 points ahead of the second team in India!

Class 5 Team secured 42nd position worldwide and 4th at India level.

Class 6 Team secured 50th position worldwide and 5th at India level.

Individual results:

Suraj Patel (Class 8) secured 59th position in the world and 5th in India.

Kishan Khanpara (Class 3) secured 96th position in the world and 5th in India

Congratulations to all the teachers and students and all those wonderful people who have spent their time and efforts in making this possible!

Great job guys!

(Detailed report will be posted shortly)

The Little Masters still dominate on the Second Practice Session! Stay tuned and witness History.

If you’ve been on a trade floor of an investment bank, you’ll find something quite remarkable, something that’ll definitely sweep you off. It’s the energy level. There’s so much excitement, hurrays of victories, sighs due to losing, a constant never say never again attitude “breezing” across the floor! I can say it without any hesitation that its the same kinda atmosphere around the Admin building here at Atmiya Vidya Mandir. You’d maybe feel as if you’ve entered some textile looms factory due to the keyboard noise all around. Actually its been that way since yesterday noon time.

The young wonders of AVM have been doing wonders, mathematically, this time around. Despite the already impressive performance by the end of the day yesterday, they started off today with an ever more zeal to outperform their own selves. At the time of writing this, the following were some of the mind boggling statistics during the second day of practice. (NOTE: Those with a weak heart or blood pressure problems, please leave this page from this point.)

Student Rankings – Age 5-8: Positions: 11 and 14

Class Rankings – Age 5-8: Positions: 18 and 20

Student Rankings – Age9-13: Positions: (30 students in the top 100 out of the 12000 students the world!)

2, 3, 6, 7, 8, 9, 13, 14, 15, 17, 18, 20, 22, 24, 27, 29, 30, 33, 34, 35, 36, 38, 41, 42, 44, 46, 56, 67, 83 and 85.

Class Rankings – Age 9-13: Positions 1, 2, 3, 5 and 7! (All our four teams within this age group, basically.)

Student Rankings – Age 14-18: Positions 11, 14

Class Rankings – Age 14-18: Position 1 (The one team from AVM in this age group!)

I guess I need a break now to digest what I just typed here!

We shall be back soon with further updates and some screenshots….

What a day!!

Atmiya Vidya Mandir students on the top of the world with positions 1, 2, 3 and 10 in World Maths Day Practice Session

End of the Day Update

All the students from std 1 – 9 showed great enthusiasm and did keen competition with other students from around the world.

By the end of today’s practice session, students of Atmiya Vidya Mandir hold positions 1, 2, 3 and 10 in the class wise category of ages 9-13 in Hall of Fame in World Maths Day practice session. Please find the rankings chart below:

We congratulate all the students and ask them to keep these positions on the day of the competition.

All the Best! You all are the Best!

Atmiya Vidya Mandir in Hall of Fame of World Maths Day Practice Session

World Maths Day is the world’s largest online mathematics event where students compete in real time against other students from around the world. In this event, the main focus is on basic mathematical operations like addition, subtraction, multiplication, division and number series. The students are awarded the points based on speed and accuracy of mental arithmetic.

The actual event will be held on 2nd March and 3rd March, 2010. About 60 students of Atmiya Vidya Mandir’s are participating in the event. Currently the site is open for practice session and the students of Atmiya Vidya Mandir are currently occupying the top notch positions. Our few students are holding the flag of India and Atmiya Vidya Mandir.

Atmiya Vidya Mandir class wise rank in Hall of Fame of the World Maths Day practice sessions as of now is:
In age group 5 – 8, our class teams are at position # 12 and 43.

In age group 9 – 13, our class teams are at position # 3, 6 and 7

Individual student positions in Hall of Fame of the World Maths Day practice sessions as of now are:

Age group 5 – 8

World Rank# 36 :: Name -> Kishan Khanpara :: Score -> 3768 :: Std -> 3rd

World Rank# 51 :: Name -> Smit Lad :: Score -> 2889 :: Std -> 3rd

Age group 9 – 13

World Rank# 47 :: Name -> Suraj Patel :: Score -> 4391 :: Std -> 8th A

World Rank# 85 :: Name -> Pranshu Savani :: Score -> 3778 :: Std -> 8th A