VMAA has over the years organized many events and activities to engage the alumni and for the benefit of the school. These activities carry forward the objectives of the association to foster camaraderie between the alumni, maintain a continued connect with our alma mater and to serve the society whenever possible.
Here is a snapshot of the various activities conducted in the recent past
Blood donation camp
The VMAA holds a Blood donation camp at the school premises regularly. This provides an opportunity for the Alumni, School Parents and the people of the nearby locality to donate towards a life-saving cause
2015 blood donation
2017 blood donation
Every year, under the Right to Education Act, the school admits underprivileged Children for free. The VMAA collected Funds through Vidya Vaibhavam, a cultural program to contribute to the schools need to support this social initiative
During the Chennai floods and Gujarat earthquake that happened, the VMAA reached out to its alumni to help with the relief effort. And our members responded with enthusiasm
Vidyavaibhavam, a two day culture show was organized on 16th and 17th of August 2014, at Music Academy. Many leading and well known VM Alumni came forward to voluntarily and generously perform on this occasion. They made us and the School proud. Their time and money helped in building the corpus which will be used towards the Teachers Group Medical Scheme, and also to support students admitted to VM School under RTE Act.We thank each and every Alumni who has contributed and made the Cultural Event a success.
Group Medical Insurance for Teachers & Staff
In a landmark first of its kind project, the VMAA envisaged a Health Insurance scheme for the teachers and staff of Vidya Mandir during the Golden Jubilee year of 2005. A group health insurance policy with a Rs 50,000 cover was taken for all staff and teachers over the age of 45 years and with 10 years of experience at Vidya Mandir. The criteria was chosen then based on the existing funds, the fact that health problems are more likely over 45 years and 10 years in an institution would make them familiar to a wider group of alumni. The number of people covered under this scheme has increased steadily and the VMAA currently covers over 160 people. The quantum of cover has also been increased to 1 lakh per person per year. A large number of our teachers and staff have benefitted from this scheme which has been a of great help in their time of need. They have been deeply appreciative of our effort and taken pride in choosing our insurance over any other policies they have had as it is from their students.
The premium for this scheme has also steadily increased every year due to new people joining and the increasing age of the existing group. The premiums are currently being paid by the interests from a separate corpus, specially created for this purpose. This corpus has been supported by various batches of alumni who have generously contributed by collecting for the same during their reunions. We would like to increase the cover, include more people and keep a good thing going longer. We welcome donations for this endeavor and appreciate contributions to healthinsurance corpus from individuals and batches.
The Annual Gautam Memorial Double Wicket, Inter-School Cricket Tournament is organized by VidyaMandir Alumni Association, in memory of Late N.Gautam , an alumnus of 1984 Batch. He was a talented cricketer, whose progress beyond the Ranji Level was cut-short, when he succumbed to cancer in the year 2002.
The VidyaMandir Alumni Association organized the Annual Gautam Memorial Double wicket Cricket Tournament at Marina grounds on 28th June 2014.
Mr. V. Sivaramakrishnan and Mr.Sunil Subramaniam, well known cricketers, inaugurated the tournament.
In all teams from 8 schools participated. The final match was played between St. Bede’s High School and Santhome High School. Due to heavy down pour, the final match could not be completed, and therefore St. Bede’s and Santhome High School shared the winning Trophy.
Mr T.A. Sekhar, former test cricketer was the Chief Guest, and MrViji Santhanam, Chairman ,VidyaMandir School Management Committee ,the guest of honor gave the valedictory address.
The tournament continues to get good response from the Alumni and from the participating schools.