Kanchi Sri Chandrasekarendra Saraswathi Swamigal was of the strong view that the purpose of the education is to provide enduring peace and not merely make one employable. And, Sri Kanchi Mahaswami Vidya Mandir, a new school to be launched, aspires to do exactly that.
The school sets out to demonstrate that the study of the Vedas and pursuit of secular education need not be in conflict. Located in a 5 acre plot in Tambaram East, houses a Veda Patasala, a Namasankirthanam school to impart training on Odhuvaars in chanting Devaram and Thiruvasagam and a CBSE school. The school has a hostel for accommodating Vedic students. A separate block for the Vedic teachers is also housed within the project. A clinic and a dispensary form part of the facilities.
According to Mr V.Shankar, Chairman of the School Trust, its is a great tribute to his Guru. A photo gallery depicting 100 year life span of Sri Kanchi Mahaswami is also displayed alongwith many life images of the Great Sage.
Each child is admitted after appraisal of the family income. Free admission is provided to children from low income families. For children from middle income groups, a regular fee is levied and the fee structure is strictly adhered to.
The Vidya Mandir will start from this academic year 2011-2012 and the secular CBSE School will have classes from LKG to 5th Standard.