Chinmaya Vishwavidyapeeth (CVV) welcomed its UG students for the year 2021-22 with an auspicious Vidyarambham ceremony. The ceremony was held on 26 August 2021 to mark the commencement of the new academic year. The ceremony was conducted in a blended mode with some of the faculty, administrative staff and students joining on the campus and the others joining online from the safety of their homes. The programme began with a prayer to Devi Saraswati and the ceremonial lighting of the lamp.
Dr. S. Soumya (Registrar I/C), formally welcomed the students into the CVV family. This was followed by an inspirational address by Prof. Ajay Kapoor (Vice Chancellor).
He also invited the students to make full use of university education by exploring various academic and non-academic opportunities that such an environment provides. Lastly, he urged the students to aim high, have a large vision for themselves and also for the world around them.
This was followed by a benedictory address by Swami Advayananda (Trustee) wherein he reminded the students that when we aim high, it is important to remain focused despite facing failures. Drawing from Patanjali's Yogasutra, Swamiji stressed that the students must cultivate firm, long-term, uninterrupted and devoted focus towards their aim. Further, he also reminded them that the students must share their success with others and adopt a cooperative approach to their pursuit.
Next, Prof. Gauri Mahulikar (Dean of Faculty) led the students to take the five vows. These vows, based on statements from the Vedas, call upon the students to take responsibility for their health, to study sincerely, to practice virtues like truthfulness, unselfishness and a concern for social good. After this, the students were briefed about the sessions planned for them as part of the induction programme followed by closing prayers.
Chinmaya Vishwavidyapeeth is a deemed-to-be-university based in Ernakulam, Kerala. Envisioned by Swami Chinmayananda, the university aims at seamlessly blending Indian Knowledge Systems with Contemporary Knowledge Systems (CKS).
CU wishes the new students of Chinmaya Vishwavidyapeeth, the best in their journey towards exceeding excellence.