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.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Medical Camps in Namsai District

Vivekananda Kendra Arun Jyoti conducted five Medical Camps in flood affected Namsai district of Arunachal Pradesh from 8th to 12th August 2016.

The camps were organized at Mahadevpur I, New Silatoo, Philobari and Woisali villages of Lekang circle and Menkeng Miri of Namsai circle. A total 759 patients were examined by our mobile medical team and medicines were distributed free of cost. Most of the patients were suffering from cough, cold, fever, skin diseases and various water borne diseases. Our medical team interacted with the village elders, youths and students and advised them to take special care on clean and safe drinking water during flood.  

All Lekang Youth and Student Union (ALYSU) and Adi Student’s Union of Lekang block volunteers associated with the medical team for successful completion of the camps. The CDPO, Namsai also joined hands with the Arun Jyoti team for the camp in Namsai circle.

It is to be mentioned that Gokul Braj Foundation, a non-profit organization from Mumbai donated various medicines for the flood victims and these medicines were utilized during the camps in the flood affected areas.  

Gurupurnima Celebrated at Bangaluru

Vivekananda Kendra Kanuakumari, Bangalore Branch celebrated the Gurupurnima program on 23rd of July 2016 at Kendra premises. Smt. Gayatri Krishnamurthy, Pravachanakaararu and Kirthanakaararu blessed the gathering. She was with us  as  chief guest. In the beginning Srinivasaiah, Sanchalak welcomed the gathering and gave a brief introduction of the Guest. Smt Ratnamma, Vyavastha Pramukh thanked the guest and all the participants. Smt Kunda, Nagar Pramukh and Chief Trustee of Sadyojatha Charitable Trust presided over the function.  Smt Gayatri Krishnamurthy spoke about the significance of Guru and Vyasa Poornima. The speech was a mix of information, Pravachana and Kirthen about Veda Vyasa which was  appreciated by the gathering. 

183rd Free Eye Camp at Kanyakumari

Vivekananda Kendra Kanyakumari organized 183rd Free Eye Camp in Vivekanandapuram Campus on 3rd August 2016. Dr Tushara, Dr Mansi and 15 member medical team from Aravind Eye Hospital Tirunelveli conducted the camp. United India Insurance Company Ltd; (UII Co Ltd) Nagerkovil branch sponsored the camp. Shri BB Rajasekaran, Divisional Manager, UII Co Ltd inaugurated the camp by lighting the Traditional Lamp. Shri Melvin Paul, Administrative Officer, Shri David Chellanathan, Chief Insurance Advisor, and Shri Sivathanu Branch Manager, UII Co Ltd were also attended.

    Total Out Patients: 233
    Sent to Tirunelveli for Free Surgery: 33
    Free Spectacles distributed: 10

Free Post Operative medicine to: 52 Patients.          (previous month operated patients)

Shri Anbuvizhi Sukumaran, Shri Babu Kottaram- both local social workers, 5 Staniya Karyakartas from VK RDP and Shri Robin, Camp Organizer, Aravind Eye Hospital co-ordinated the Camp.

Vishwabhanu - June - July 2016

Green Rameswaram

Lyton K.Caldwell an American political scientist as well as principal Architect of the 1969 National Environmental Policy Act, the first of its kind in the world writes:
“The environmental crisis is an outward manifestation of a crisis of mind and spirit. There could be no greater misconception of its meaning than to believe it to be concerned only with endangered wildlife, man-made ugliness, and pollution. These are part of it, but more importantly, the crisis is concerned with the kind of creature that man is and what we must become in order to survive”.
‘Green Rameswaram’ project is a small attempt like a Rama’s Squirrel – our logo – to address this vital question. This month’s newsletter of ‘Green Rameswaram’ covers the following:
i.        Shri.Narendra Joshi in his blog - “Rameshwaram, the anchor of Indian Renaissance” writes about 12 Jyotirlingas and the specialty of Rameshwaram Jyotirlinga.
ii.       Hand in Hand India trained School students, Youth groups and SHG members in the field of environment and empowered them to be a part of ‘Green Rameswaram’ movement.
iii.     C.P.Ramaswami Iyer Foundation shares the knowledge of Indian blackberry  tree which is related with Rohini Nakshtra
iv.      Vivekananda Kendra – Nardep highlights the inauguration of Narena Teertham as well as the documentation of this traditional water body
v.       And finally the grand opening of ‘Green Rameswaram’ building and usual social engineering works.

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Teachers' Orientation Camp 2016

Teachers’ Orientation Camp for the teachers’ of Vivekananda Kendra Vidyalayas of Assam & Nagaland. 1st to 3rd August 2016 at VKV (NEEPCO) Umrangso

Vivekananda Kendra Shiksha Prasar Vibhag, the administrative body for Vivekananda Kendra Vidyalayas under Vivekananda Kendra Kanyakumari located in Assam & Nagaland organised  3-day Teacher’s Orientation Camp in Vivekananda Kendra Vidyalaya (NEEPCO), Umrangso, from 1st  to 3rd  August 2016. Altogether 135 participants  participated in the camp. The objective of the camp was to sensitize  the serving teachers with the  Organizational aspect, Capacity Building and Continuous & Comprehensive Evaluation Modules , Technological dimensions in classroom situations. 

The inaugural day started with a Band Display by the 38 Assam Rifles, Arjun Company, Umrangso. Dr. Dhananjay Parashuram Ghanawat,  IPS., Superintendent of Police, Dima Hasao, was the Chief Guest. The significance  of  Attitude, Values  in  day-to-day life  which equips a student for lifetime, while knowledge and skills keep on coming with the passage of time, he opined. He underlined the role of Teachers in addition to the Parents in preparing a child in ushering a better Society. He also urged the teachers not to keep their roles confined to classrooms only but also be a role model and play as guide to  members of public. Sri  Pravin Dabholkar, Joint General Secretary, Vivekananda Rock Memorial & Vivekananda Kendra Kanyakumari,  & Secretary, Vivekananda Kendra Shiksha Prasar Vibhag, Guwahati  spoke on the importance of holding Teachers’ Orientation Camp every year.

Sri Sibnath Barman, Social Worker, distinguished guest in the Inaugural programme laid emphasis on Spirituality which once formed the core of Society.  Sri Giridhar Patowary, Executive Director, NEEPCO, Shillong, expressed  dilemma of a parent in teaching his or her  child.  Mohan Dihinga, DGM (Civil) , KHEP, NEEPCO, Umrangso  was the other dignitary present. 

The Resource Persons for the TOC were Sri Vivek Ponkshe, Deputy Secretary, Education Wing, Jnana Probodhini, Pune;  Sri S.P. Verma, Director, Vidya Institute of Training and Development, Meerut, Sri  D. Bhanudas, All India General Secretary, Vivekananda Kendra Kanyakumari, Dr. Arzuman Ara, Asst Professor, English & Foreign Language University, Shillong.   

The sessions on Swami Vivekananda’s vision of Education, Man Making Classrooms, Use of technology in Classroom situations specially in learning languages was appreciated by the participants. The concept of Virtual Classrooms in schools also was discussed in details.

Kendra Vargas (Study Circle), Krida Yoga, Prayers, Geet Abhyas (Song Practice), Sanskritik Sandhya ( Cultural Evening),  Prerana Se Punarutthan, were the other features of the Camp.   

Sri Amarendra Barua, ACS.,  Deputy Commissioner, Dima Hasao, was the chief guest  for the Valedictory Programme. He hoped that the concepts given in the TOC., will benefit the participants.