Etymology VijaybhoomiEtymology: VIJAY – The Sanskrit word means “Victory” Etymology: BHOOMI – The word means “Mother Earth” Etymology: VIJAYBHOOMI – The word means unconquered, ever victorious Maratha land held by Cosmic Divine Laws, protected sleeplessly with vigilance and the consort of our past and future. The Vijaybhoomi Singapore International School (VSIS) derives its name from the land where the impenetrable, unconquerable Raigarh fort is located, the land where the Marathas remained undefeated.
Raigarh Fort, ‘Where time stands still’, ‘the Den of Deccans’ and ‘The Gibralter of East’ is situated on the hill in Mahad, Raigarh Maharashtra, India. Various landmarks have lent it the credo of ‘Shivtirth’. The holy shrine has become vibrant by the valour, courage and patriotism of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj. It could never be ruled by the Mughals and British despite several attempts by them. The Marathas were ever victorious. Chhatrapati Shivaji Raje Bhosale, established a competent and progressive civil rule with the help of a disciplined military and well-structured administrative organizations. Despite being disadvantaged by size, he innovated military tactics, pioneering the guerilla warfare methods, which leveraged strategic factors like geography, speed, and surprise and focused pinpoint attacks to defeat his larger and more powerful enemies. Coupled with a very competent espionage system for obtaining information, the army used unusual and out of the box ways to fight the enemy treacherous terrain. They also mastered the seas and kept a strong hold on the coast. Shivaji, was an unparalleled Commander, well versed in administration. He was the friend of the virtuous and patron of religions. With courage and skill, he was able to overcome calamitous situations. His commandership was the spirit of his army. The Marathas were never defeated, and they continue to pride themselves with this achievement. We take pride in naming the School ‘VIJAYBHOOMI’ after the land of victory.In today’s time the victory is more about defeating one’s own ego and persevering hard to achieve one’s goals against all odds. VSIS ensures this by inculcating the love for the elements of nature in its aesthetic setting. It helps the student develop a conscience which is influenced by what surround them. The moral atmosphere that they breathe develops their notions of good and evil. Self-discipline with self-knowledge and social responsibility, love for the community are the tenets that make the foundation of our School.