Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Ma. Balakrishnanji’s visit to Hyderabad and interaction with Karyakartas

Vice President of Vivekananda Kendra Mananeeya Balakrishnanji visited Hyderabad between 20th and 22nd August 2016. During his stay, he took the stock of Kendra’s work in the city in particular and Prant in general. He paid his visit to senior Kendra worker Smt. P. Kalawati (Mataji) who was recently bereaved.

On 21st August 2016, a Karyakarta Baithak was organized at Vivekananda Kendra Kaushalam. Almost 70 karyakartas from the city, including Prant Sanchalak Justice Ramuluji, Prant Sah Pramukh Sri Prasanna, Prant Sanghatak Ku. Sujatha Nayak, Prant Vyavatha Pramukh Sri Bhaskar Sharma, Vibhag Pramukh Sri Sudhakar Reddy and Vibhag Sanghatak Sri Deepak Khaire participated in the program.  Nagar Samiti members from Dilsukh Nagar, Ameerpet Nagar, Kukatpally Nagar and Baghlinghampally Nagar were present in good number.

The program was highly informative and inspiring as Ma. Balakrishnanji, in the course of his formal and informal talk, spoke on variety of subjects including the vision of Vivekananda Kendra, the work of Kendra in tribal areas, the need to strengthen the work amongst children and youth, the vision behind its Kaushalam Project and the need of dedicated full time and local workers for this noble mission. On a question of use of technology in spreading Kendra work, Balakrishnanji said we must embrace  technology with changing times because change is permanent, and so are the values. We must be updated. He also briefed the time tested chatusutri in expanding the work. Ma. Balakrishnanji said we must find and solve the problems the society is facing, proactively, without depending on the government.

Responding to what inspired him to join Vivekananda Kendra, Balakrishnanji recalled his pre Kendra life when he was in Indian Air force which  was though challenging enough, he was looking for greater challenge and responding to Mananeeya Eknathji’s call, resigned his well paying job to join as Jeevanvrati of Vivekananda Kendra. He said his forty-four years in Kendra have been extremely challenging and satisfying, and would like to be a Jeevenvrati of Vivekananda Kendra in his next birth too. 

The program concluded with Shanti mantra and Kendra Prarthana, followed by Lunch during which the karyakartas interacted informally with Balakrishnanji and also with each other.

Pariwar Milan at Brahmapur

Vivekananda Kendra , Brahmapur (ODISHA) Branch had organized pariwar milan programme on 21st august 2016 at kendra premises. Kum. Varsha Didi Jivan vrati karyakarta was with us as chief guest.

The programme was started by omkar chanting followed by Bhajan sandhya , Games , Patriotic Geets and Motivational clip of Azim Premji foundation who is presently working in the field of education was shown to the gathering to inspire them , for Man making and Nation building Mission .

Kum. Varsha didi spoke on the topic of Grihastha Dharma is shrestha dharma and duties of grihasti in Nation building , along with speech a discussion was also held on this topic which was appreciated by the  gathering.

In the ending Rashtriya Raksha Bandhan (Bond of Protection of Rashtra) was celebrated in which all the participants tied a Rakhi on each others Wrist and taken a vow to protect our Rashtra, followed by kendra prarthna.

भीलवाडा में विवेकानंद केंद्र राजस्थान प्रान्त का पदावली शिविर

विवेकानंद केंद्र राजस्थान प्रान्त का पदावली शिविर 13 से 15 अगस्त 2016 को विवेकानंद केंद्र कन्याकुमारी शाखा भीलवाडा के कार्यालय "एकनाथ निलयम " पर आयोजित किया गया।

इस शिविर में माननीया अपर्णा दीदी ने उपस्थित २२ प्रतिभागियों को पदावली के श्लोक, गीत, भजन एवं मन्त्रों का गहनता से अभ्यास कराया। शिविर में भीलवाडा में बिरला स्कूल के संगीत विभागाध्यक्ष श्री गौरी शंकर जी ने भी सहभागियों को लय एवं ताल के सम्बन्ध में महत्वपूर्ण जानकारियां दी। प्रान्त प्रमुख श्री भगवान् सिंह जी ने प्रतिभागियों को राजस्थानी गीत सिखाया। इस अवसर पर कार्यकर्ताओं के लिए परीक्षा दें हँसते हँसते की पीपीटी कार्यशाला प्रशिक्षण का भी आयोजन किया गया जिसमें प्रान्त संघटक सुश्री प्रांजली येरिकर एवं प्रान्त प्रशिक्षण प्रमुख डॉ. स्वतंत्र शर्मा ने सहभागियों को प्रशिक्षण दिया। 15 अगस्त पर ध्वजारोहण उपरांत शिविर का समापन किया गया।

Independence Day Celebration at vkv Vallioor

Independence Day was celebrated in a grand manner on  15th August in our school campus. 

The  Chief  guest Mr. Gnana Shekaran, Senior Lawar & organizer of Arivu Thirukkovil  hoisted the National flag. Man. Nivethitha Didi, Vice president of Vivekananda Kendra and Rock memorial, Kanyakumari was the special guest.  Students from all the level participated in Band Display.  Students made the celebration a grand one by presenting different programmes as Bharathanatyam, different kinds of exercises,  Yoga,  Karate,  Hoops, and Pyramid.   Speeches  about freedom in Tamil and English were delivered by the  Students.  Inspiring speeches were given by our honorable guests and they awarded prizes to the students who scored more than 90% marks during the last academic year.  After the celebration, sweets were distributed to students and parents. The celebration came to end with Kendra Prayer.   Our School correspondent Shri. S.K. Subramanian arranged the function in a grand one.

“We commemorate all the great personalities who had played their important role in the independence of India ”

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Inter School Patriotic Song Competition by Pimpri-Chinchwad Branch

Vivekananda Kendra Chinchwad Branch had organized an Inter School Patriotic song Competition for schools here in the city of Pimpri Chinchwad.

Around 65 schools particapated in this event. We had received tremendous and huge response as the hall was packed with students and teachers. All the songs chosen by the schools were superb and really instilling the spirit of patriotism in us. The whole atmosphere had become magical with the shouting of slogans " Koun Chale bhai Kaun Chale - Swamiji ke Veer Chale", "Bharat Mata ki Jai", "Kashmir se Kanyakumari - Bharat Mata Ek Hamari" etc. we have urged all the schools to definitely enrol for our Pariksha de Hanste Hanste Shibir especially for the students of Std. IX and X.