It was a dream of Mr.P.K Duraisamy, MD, ARC group of companies to provide education to underprivileged children at an affordable cost. His dream came true when he started Vani Vidhyalaya Nursery & Primary School in the year 1998. The nursery school opened with 12 students. In the year 2006 the primary sections were started. Since then our strength has grown considerably and currently we have a healthy student teacher ratio of 20:1
The co-curricular activities we provide in our school are yoga and dance. To inspire students and enhance their participation we conduct exhibitions in school. We take them on educational field trips and every year the children and teachers go for a day of fun and enjoyment to a tourist destination.
Students also participate in competitions and programs conducted in the city. We follow activity-based learning. We use both audio and visual mediums of education. The library in our school provides our children the opportunity to learn more than what has been taught to them in their classrooms. The computer lab provides the students the means to hone their skills in this age of technological boom.
We at Vani Vidhyalaya are committed to the cause of providing a holistic experience to the child at a very early age.
The Board of Vani Vidhyalaya Nursery & Primary School, along with the Eachanari Mandapam, comes under the umbrella of PKD Trust. The PKD Trust is headed by Mr. P.K. Duraisamy.
The Board, Vani Vidhyalaya Nursery & Primary School:
Managing Trustee - Mr. P.K Duraisamy
Director of Education - Mrs. Saumyagayathri V
Head Mistress - Mrs. Vijaya Lakshmi
The school employs 11 academic staff, 1 clerk and 3 attendees. Currently, the school educates 232 students.
Even before opening the school, we, the management of Vani Vidhyalaya Nursery and Primary School, were keen on providing students with all amenities available in a regular for-profit schools. One of the founding principles is to never compromise on quality because of its non-profit nature. Some of the amenities are mentioned below
The library has a descent collection of children’s book. Stories are read aloud to students on No-Books day. The library houses a significant collection of GK and personality development books that caters to the requirements of the teachers.
Media Hall is the latest addition to the school’s attractions. It houses a projector which is used to play movies or cartoons to students on one of the No-Book days. The media hall is also used for small scale exhibitions and competitions.
The Computer Lab consists of 4 Desktop workstations. The students are exposed to the basics of computers from a very early age. Soft- wares like MS Paint, Winamp etc. are taught to the students during class workshops conducted by the academic staff.
The school has borrowed a small portion of the Trust’s land to create a beautiful, functional play area. It also houses a cage for birds. On No-book days, the students are introduced to the know-hows of maintaining a pet.
The school boasts of conducting various events throughout the year. The students are engaged in preparing for one event or the other. The students are encouraged to participate in city-level competitions. Day trips like a visit to the railway station, flower shows and theme parks happen regularly. The students are exposed to gardening. Each class has adopted a plant inside the campus and is responsible for the plant's well being.
Apart from these, the students celebrate Pongal, Christmas, Diwali, Ramzan, Republic Day, Sports Day, Teacher's Day, Children's Day, Gandhi Jayanthi and Kamarajar's BirthDay.
P K D Trust with an idea of providing service to the society more specifically in the area of Eachanari was started in the year 1980 by SRI.P.K.DURAISAMY. To provide books and clothing to deserving poor students and Children, to provide medical treatment and providing other social services are the main objectives of the trust.
Sri.P.K.Duraisamy, Managing Trustee with philanthropic concept in mind constructed Lakshmi Kalyanamandapam at Eachanari in the year 1991 with a total area of 20000 Sqft.. This Hall was offered for providing free Eye camps near Eachanari area and also used for providing free meals on Vinayagar Chathurthi and Tamil New year day every year.