The Sri Kanchi Mahaswami Vidya Mandir in Rajakilpakkam was inaugurated by Sri Jayendra Saraswathi and Sri Vijayendra Saraswathi of the Kanchi Mutt.
The school, located on five acres of land was inaugurated at a function on March 16. The institution would offer CBSE education for day scholars and also a residential programme for those who opt for Vedic studies.
Regular classes will begin in June. According to V. Shankar, Chairman of the Mumbai-based Sri Kanchi Mahaswami Trust, said that 600 students will be admitted to the fully residential programme. The residential programme will train students on Vedic studies, naamasankeerthanam, and also on chanting of Thevaram and Tiruvachakam for students who want to become odhuvars. A good number of the students will receive complete free education.
Students in the residential programme will also attend regular school of the CBSE stream. The day-school will have 400 students, Mr. Shankar said.
The hostel, dining hall, quarters for teachers, students' hostel and classrooms and other buildings and blocks were all located within the five acres of land said P. Suresh, member of the school's governing council and Managing Director, Arun Excello, the company that constructed the buildings.
Preceding the inaugural function, a ‘varshika vidvat sadas of Advaita Sabha, with endowment lectures on thatvaviveka, mahaboothaviveka and panchakosaviveka, was held.
Earlier, Sankara Vidyalaya, a matriculation school, was functioning in the same premises before being taken over by the management of the new school. The five-acre land was donated by Venkata Perumal Naidu, a philanthropist and a native of Rajakilpakkam.