are a group of schools operated by the Chinmaya Mission Trust
, founded by a spiritual leader late His Holiness Swami Chinmayananda
. There are more than 75 such schools in 12 states across India
. These are regular schools registered under the state and/or national system providing education to students from Kindergarten to standard 12 (Higher Secondary School) Education. They emphasis the learning of scriptures.
In commemoration of the first global tour of H.H.Swami Chinmayanada, the members of Chinmaya Mission, Kollengode under the guidance of a president of that time, Smt.Radha Devi Namboodiripad, the Junior Rani
of Vengunad palace, after consultations with the Kerala Educational authorities, started a Nursery School at Kollengode on 20 May, 1965.
The Chinmaya Vidyalaya, Kollengode was inaugurated at a function arranged at Kollengode Palace by the late Sri. K.P.S Menon
who was the ex-ambassador to Russia. During the initial stage, it was known as Chinmaya Nursery School. From 1965 to 1969, it had only Pre-primary section with around 40 students and three teachers who were mainly responsible for all the earlier developments of the Vidyalaya.
In 1970, the Vidyalaya
was divided into two sections one Nursery Section and the other Primary Section having classes from Std.1 to IV. English was the medium of instruction in the initial stage itself. Ms. K. Draupadi was the first Head Mistress of the Vidyalaya
and Late Mr. Kambarath Gopinath Menon was the... Read More