"We believe that the service of the country is the service of the Lord of Lords and Devotion to the People is the devotion to the Supreme Self".

- Extract from the Chinmaya Family Pledge

Their hearts are touched by the joy of giving and they resolve to carry on such service even after they have walked into the wide world of competition. They truly become once for all, useful and dynamic contributors to society.

To inculcate respect for all irrespective of their work status, students of CIRS learn to address the unskilled workers as 'Anna'-s (Elder brothers), 'Akka'-s (elder sisters) or 'Amma'-s (mothers).

SEVA WEEK - 2019

In CIRS, every year, seva week is celebrated with greater enthusiasm and involvement. The seva week was planned in a way that every child in every grade gets an opportunity to participate. The details of the various seva activities are as follows.

The seva week started with a talk by our students in the assembly on importance of “seva bhava”. They spoke about the sacrificing character of great leaders.  It was very inspiring and we had a good start. School conducted Inter-house basketball tournament during the seva week. Selected students of grade 8 helped in crowd control, organizing juice serving, announcement, score sheet and sending students back to dorm on 22nd and 23rd evening.

The students of class 5 and 6 were involved two different activities on 23/4/19. The students were divided two groups. Even though they were divided by groups, they were united by the spirit to render seva. One group was involved in making book marks and posters on awareness on cyber safety and the need to stop child labour. Another group was involved in watching videos on different seva organizations in India and around the world. The videos kindled the seva attitude in the minds of the student community. On the same day, during dinner, selected students of class 8 and Senior Council to serve the food in the Dining Hall. The students enjoyed serving food for their fellow students.

On 25th and 26th, again, the school organized Football tournament. It was a great opportunity for the students to render their service on these days. Selected students of grade 8 helped in crowd control, organizing juice serving, announcement, score sheet and sending students back to dorm.

On 27th April, two wonderful movies were shown to the children, “My dog skip” and “Invictus” for juniors and seniors respectively. These movies explains the importance of friendship, love, care and sacrifice.

On the whole it was an eye-opener for the students who will turn into sevaks of mother India in different spheres and in different capacities.


BAL SEVAK AWARD (2017-2018)

The Chinmaya Bal Sevak Certificate was initiated by the CCMT Education Cell for undertaking services for a minimum of 120 hours in various categories like Seva at Home and in School, Seva for the society, Seva for a Universal Cause, Seva with NGOs, Seva for the challenged etc.

In 2017-2018, 76 children from CIRS rendered their selfless service from 120 to 200 hours in the above categories. They will be acknowledged in a big way by CCMT Education Cell with the prestigious Bal Sevak Certificate.

Chinmaya Bal Sevak Certificate Awardees
Year Number of Students Class
2017-2018, Oct 2018 76 8
2016-2017, Oct 2017 75 8
2015-2016, Oct 2016 67 8
2014-2015, Oct 2015 75 8
2013-2014, Oct 2014 51 8
2011-2013, Oct 2013 25 Mixed Group


I Kovarthana, am very proud that I completed 132 hours of service, which is very small contribution compared to others. I did seva whole heartedly and felt very good within, it was as I was serving the whole world. My only wish is that all the people in society should be treated equally.                                                                                          

Kovarthana K. V. (2017)

When I started the seva project, my parents took the initiative and took me to an old age home. While distributing food, the delight and gratitude which was there on the people there made me proud of my actions. Never forget this proverb, “Serve and Deserve”. Only if you serve you will deserve. I am a proud Bal Seva Sainik!!!!!!

J Sriya (2059)

Seva is Selfless service. This two years of project has changed my whole personality. It has taught me to be more patient, how to react to situations and much more. When we help the needy for once, we feel the need to help more and more people. I did feel the same. Even though this project has ended, I will keep serving others.                                   

S. G. Samyuktha (2086)

For 2 ½ years we were working on a project called Seva and we did it with interest. During this period my experiences have been great. These experiences have changed me completely to what I am today. It all started with me teaching the tiny miny kids and to when I spent my time with old age people who have been living on this earth for years. After seeing the reaction s on their faces while I was serving, made me feel that through them I was serving the full world. I offered seva for a total of 140 hours.

Rithani J. M. (1969)

This was the first time I was serving the society on a larger scale. I cannot describe the amount of joy I felt when I saw a smile on the faces of people whom I was serving. I thank school for giving me this wonderful opportunity.

Sudarshan E. (1985)

Doing Seva to the needy is like serving God. By doing Seva to the people in Old Age Home and Deaf & Dumb School, though I was giving the happiness I felt was more than when I get something. By my experience I can say that seva removes the worries in you. Therefor I suggest every one of us should do seva activities.  


Seva is doing selfless service to anybody who is in need. Every one of us knows that there is God in everything, doing service to them is doing service to God. When I was serving people I felt I was on top of the hill. I felt the happiness around. The happiness, the people, it all touched my heart. I loved it. It was a marvellous experience.                                                       

 Dhruvi (2108)

Seva:-  This has been a great opportunity for me to serve the world and myself. I have learnt a lot from this, sharing and serving are two of them. I now try and be happy with what I have. It was a life changing experience.

                                                                                                                   Srithiga (1965), 7th B
My Dream….. My Passion….. Seva…
Hari Om! I am proud to be a seva sainik. The word seva means serving others. I had a wonderful experience while serving the society as well as my parents. I saw the joy they had while I was serving them. Seva is my passion and my dream. I feel the service I have done is not enough and so I promise to carry-on serving.

                                                                                Aaslesha K. A. (1995)

Serving others without thinking of ourselves is Seva. My experience of doing seva was wonderful. When you help someone benefit, you yourself feel good. Being a seva sainik I felt the same. I saw people with more talent and capability than me. Unfortunately they never get a chance to prove themselves. My overall experience taught me how to understand others and care for people around me.                                                                       


It was a memorable experience. I really enjoyed doing all my activities. I will continue doing my service to the society. I loved doing it and now it has become a part of my life. Even now when I look back at my service period I feel for the children who are not as privileged as I am. This seva period has made me realize how gifted I am. I will serve the society throughout my life.

Sree Sahithrra (1954)


Staying in the rigour of the boarding life, students find it difficult reaching out and interacting with the community as well as their near and dear ones. Any boarding school is limited in its access and exposure to everyday life. In order to overcome this deficiency, we utilize the students' winter vacations by designing inspiring and interesting assignments which make them reach out to the community and make a difference. The assignment integrates the application of varied subject knowledge gathered by the child into one creative effort. Each child's feedback and report of the project is collated, evaluated and awarded points by a team of teachers after the vacation.

From 2011 onwards, students have been asked to write essays in their own words (300 - 400) during the winter vacation. The essays could be on any of the five topics from the list given below:

  1. Serve and Deserve.
  2. The great Sevak - Swami Chinmayananda.
  3. Planet in crisis.
  4. Charity vs. Development.
  5. Service above self.
  6. Life of an Inspiring Sevak.
  7. Seva – a style or Life-style.
  8. An Inspiring Seva Organization.
  9. Karma Yoga.
  10. Seva lessons from nature.

Please click on the Project Title for the details.



“We believe that the service of the country is the service of the Lord of Lords and Devotion to the People is the devotion to the Supreme Self” - Extract from the Chinmaya Family Pledge