Our Culture

St. Vivekanand Millennium School believes in inspiring the students to become successful and responsible citizens. The curriculum is delivered through an innovative combination of classroom and activity-led learning. It is our mission to blend strong cultural fundamentals of the Gurukul Heritage and other traditional systems with advanced modern learning tools, thus providing a new direction in education. We not only believe in imparting mere education, but also imbibe in spiritual learning.

Namaste is the integral part of our routine. The word Namaste is been originated from the Sanskrit word Namah means "I bow" and te means "to you". Namaste means "I bow to you". This tradition is followed in our school to greet each other. At SVMS, our morning start with chanting of the Gayatri Mantra, which is said to purify us & increase our wisdom, spiritual growth and development. After chanting of the Gayatri Mantra, students come out of their classes for health run. The studies have shown the health benefits of the running that reduces the chances of common cold to the fatal cancer. It helps them to improve their fitness and stamina. It also increases their bone density and considered to be best aerobic exercise for physical conditioning of the heart and lungs. Health run is followed by meditation with 'OM' gunjan.

Students sit in meditation to concentrate the mind in a spiritual ideal, to be one with it and the thought process dissolving in the consciousness of it, which helps them to improve in three fields i.e. Pratyahara or withdrawl of the mind from the outer objects or attention to their memory, Dharana- patience and Dhyana i.e. concentration. Meditation helps to inculcate the power of concentration in students, which helps them to learn things faster and more vividly.

At lunch break, the students chant Bhojan Mantra,"Om Brahmarpanam Brahavi-Brahmgano Brahmnahutam Brahov Ten Gantavayam Bramkaram Samadhina" which is played on School's PAS. According to the Hindu way of life, food goes beyond just a means of body nourishment. It is also believed to influence our mental and spiritual development. This mantra gives the scientific explanation of the relationship between food and energy.

At the end of the day, we observe the silence period. After blow of "bigul", silence is observed to enable the students to reach out their inner self and thus they are able to detach themselves from the material world and are able to find their true self.

Thus the school is marching ahead with its aim to make the students the ideal citizens of India like Swami Vivekanand - physically strong, mentally balanced and spiritually enlightened.

OUR APOSTLE
 Original Name  Narendranath Dutta
 Father's Name  Vishwanath Dutta
 Mother's Name   Bhuvneshwari Devi
 Date of Birth  12 Jan 1863 (Makara-Sankranti Day)
 Meets his Guru  Sri Ramakrishana in 1881
 The Holy Mother  Sri Sarada Devi
 Assumes the name of Vivekananda  At the court of Maharaja of Khetri
 August 16 1886  Ramakrishna passes away
 1886  Becomes Sanyasi
 1888  Begins temporary
 3rd week of july, 1890  Sets out on an idefinite long journey
 Jan 1891 Swamiji proceeds to Delhi asking his brother monks not to follow him
 April 14,1891  Swamiji leaves Ajmer for Mount Abu
 July 1890-Dec 1892  Bharat Parikrama as a wandering monk
 Dec-1892  Reaches Kanyakumari
 Dec 25-27, 1892 Goes into deep meditation of Sri Padapari (Vivekananda Rock) of Kanyakumari coast and realization of his life mission
 May 31, 1893 Depature for USA to participate in the world Parliament of religions
 Sep. 11, 1893  Chicago address
 1893-1896  Travel throughout USA lecturing on Vedanta
 1896  Establishes Vedanta Society in USA
 Jan 15, 1897  Reaches Colombo
 Jan 16, 1897  1st lecture in the East "India the Holy Land" at Colombo
 Jan 26, 1897  Cordial Ovation at Pamban(Kundgal) by Raja of Ramanand
 Jan 27, 1897  Visit to Rameshwaram Temple
 Feb 6,1897  Grand Welcome at Calcutta
 Feb 6-14  Six famous lectures at Madras
 Feb 19  Grand Welcome at Calcutta
 Feb 28  Call to the youth to serve the motherland
 May 1897  Founding of Ramakrishna Math and mission at Belur
 July 27, 1897  Lecture in Almora
 March 1898  Buys a piece of land at the bank of Ganga at Belur
 March 1898  Margerar Noble took the vow of Brahmacharya and name of Nivedita
 May 1898  Relieft work at Calcutta during plague outbreak, Sister Nivedita active participation
 July 1898  Swamiji journeys with Sister Nevidita to the Holy Shrine of Amarnath
 Dec 9, 1898  Consecration of new and permanent MATH of Ramakrishna Order
 March 1899  Establishes Advaita Ashram at Mayavati
 June 20, 1899  Leaves India
 Jan 1899 Dec 1900  Visit to the west and participate to the Congress of the History of religions at Paris
 April 1900  Swamji finds the Vedanta Centre of San Francisco
 1901  Visit to Kamakhya and North Eastern part of India along with his mother
 May 12, 1901  Returns to Math
 July 4, 1902  Mahasamadhi