D.A.V believes in the holistic development of our students. To enhance their spiritual and mental wellbeing, Vedic mantras are prescribed. Performing Agnihotra and chanting Vedic mantras are an integral part of the school curriculum. Therefore, Vedic mantras are taught from class IV and from class I students perform the Havan.
In the year 2018-2019, the Havan was performed by classes VI to XII on Saturdays, after which a few students share their views on particular values.
In the year 2019-2020, it was performed on all days of the week, by the students of classes I to XII, enabling maximum participation.
In 2020-2021, virtual Havan was performed on Saturdays.
Students participate in large numbers for Sunday Satsang. They present speeches, perform bhajans and skits to highlight important values.
The celebrations began on 01-01-20 and culminated on 05-01-20. Discourses and devotional songs were rendered by eminent scholars, Swami Vivekanand Ji and Bhajan Upadeshak Shri Ajay Arya Ji. Students from the D.A.V Group of Schools presented various programmes. DAV Boys, Mogappair presented a Mime Show based on ‘God is Omnipresent and Omnipotent.’
Shri Jaidev Memorial Inter School Vedic Mantra Chanting Competition started in the fond memory of our beloved Secretary, a great visionary, Shri Jaidev Ji, in the year 2016-2017 under the auspices of Arya Samaj and D.A.V. Group of Schools, Chennai.
Into its third year, in 2019, a separate Category for the Nursery students was introduced in the Competition. The categories now have expanded from Category A to D. (From Nursery to class IX). The top 10% of the participants were given Participation Certificates in each category. This was introduced, to encourage participation. In the Non-D.A.V Category, La Chatelaine Junior College, Chennai, won the overall trophy and in the D.A.V Group Category, the rolling trophy was won by D.A.V. Girls Senior Secondary School, Mogappair.
In 2020 the overall trophy for Non-D.A.V. Category was awarded to La Chatelaine Junior College and the rolling trophy in the D.A.V. Group was won by D.A.V. Boys Senior Secondary School, Mogappair.
Into its fifth year, in 2021, the Competition was held virtually due to the Pandemic. Students participated enthusiastically. In the Non-D.A.VCategory, the overall trophy was bagged by La Chatelaine Junior Collge and the Rolling trophy for D.A.V Group of Schools was bagged by D.A.V. Boys Senior Secondary School, Mogappair.
From 2018-19, the classes ended for the day with the chanting of the Shanthi Mantra.
It is a ritual of the school to begin every period with a silent prayer or the Gayatri Mantra recited by the students and the teacher.