Thursday, September 29, 2016

Universal brotherhood celebration at Nagpur

“Though Narendra was born with many divine qualities, his Guru Shriramakrishna’s teachings moulded him properly to perform his duty towards the world in future”, said Swami Madhavananda on 16/09/2016.

He was delivering first lecture on ‘Narendranath te Vivekananda – Ek Divya Pravas’ of two day lecture series organized by Nagpur Branch of Vivekananda Kendra at Madhav Sabhagriha, Nagpur. The subject of second lecture was ‘Sw. Vivekananda – Alaukik vyaktimatva ani Advitya Prabodhan. 600 people attended the programme.

Kendra’s Vidarbha Vibhag Pamukh Anandji Bagadia welcomed Swami Madhavananda. Nilimatai Ketkar introduced the dignitaries to the audience.  The programme started with Eikya Mantra from Vedas chanted by Pallavi Gadgil. A song on Swami Vivekananda was presented by Sarthata Deshpande, Vaidehi Pathak and team. Vipin Vaidya and Madhur Bagadia presented the inspiring quotations of Swami Vivekananda. Sunandatai Pande spoke about the significance of Swami Vivekananda’s lecture at Chicago in1893. Lakheshwar Chandravanshi explained the activities of the Kendra. Dr. Hedawoo, Nagar Sanchalak, delivered the vote of thanks. Dr. Madhuri Wagh conducted the proceedings.   

Universal Brotherhood Day Celebration at Dombivali

Universal brotherhood day was celebrated with a noble idea i.e Youth Parliament, in the presence of seniormost Jeevanvrati Hon. N. Krishnamurthiji. ‘India vs Bharat’ was the theme, and Hon. N. Krishnamurthiji played the role of the speaker. There were three jurors and two secretaries from the locality. The jurors included Hon. Sudhir Joglekar, Hon. Ajit Karkare and Hon. Girish Tilak. The secretaries included Hon. Vinod Deshpande and Hon. Bipin Menon. 90 youth were present at the event. There was a debate, a stormy discussion on the various aspects of the theme, at the end of which the three jurors expressed their opinions on the theme. The debate was concluded by Hon. Krishnamurthiji himself. A separate committee of 15 members was formed by the senior youth social workers from our contacts in the city. Hon. Ashirwad Bondre was the committee head, and he, alongwith Hon. Mangala Oak (Konkan Vibhag Sangathak) were the organisers.

The event was quite a unique concept and was conducted successfully. A participation certificate was presented to everyone. A follow up session has been scheduled for 2nd of October. 50-55 youth have agreed to attend this session. They have also showed willingness to serve the nation through the medium of Vivekananda Kendra. 

Vidyarambha Ceremony Of VKV Sissiborgaon

Vidyarambha ceremony of VKV Sissiborgaon was held on 07/09/2016. Total Eighteen students along with their parents were present in the function.

Vidyarambha ceremony was performed by Girija Didi of VKV Dhemaji and she was accompanied by Dona Bora who is is selected as the first teacher of VKV Sissiborgaon. After that programme a public meeting was held  and it was presided over by Smt. Lavanya Hajarika, the principal of Sissiborgaon Higher Secondary School. Sus Reboti didi, Jt. Secretary, VKSPV, Guwahati , addressed the parents and others regarding the purpose and role of VKVs in the society. Sri R N Pathak, Office Incharge of VKSPV, Guwahati also told regarding the importance of support of parents and well wishers in the growth of the vidyalaya. Sri Mridupavan Chutia, Associate Professor of Sissiborgaon College (Secretary, Prastutui Samiti, VKV Sissiborgaon) introduced the dignitories present in the meeting and also  delivered the vote of thanks. Almost 100 people were present in the meeting. Nam Kirtan was also performed by the Vhakats of the village.  students of VKV Dhemaji presented patriotic songs and Bhajans on the occasion.

अजमेर में विवेकानन्द केन्द्र की उठो जागो युवा प्रेरणा प्रतियोगिता के पंजीकरण प्रारंभ

विवेकानन्द केन्द्र कन्याकुमारी द्वारा महाविद्यालय स्तर के विद्यार्थियों को स्वामी विवेकानन्द के जीवन एवं चरित्र से प्रेरणा लेते हुए योगमय जीवन जीने की कला, चारित्रिक षिक्षा, नैतिक मूल्यों के संवर्द्धन एवं राष्ट्र हित में कार्य करने हेतु प्रेरित करने के उद्देश्य से अखिल भारतीय स्तर पर आयोजित होने वाली ‘‘उठो! जागो!! युवा प्रेरणा प्रतियोगिता’’ के क्रम में अजमेर जिले के सभी राजकीय एवं निजी महाविद्यालयों में स्नातक एवं स्नातकोत्तर स्तर पर अध्ययनरत छात्र एवं छात्राओं के लिए भी इस परीक्षा का आयोजन किया जा रहा है जिसके पंजीकरण संबंधित महाविद्यालय स्तर पर ही किए जा रहे हैं।

उक्त जानकारी देते हुए विवेकानन्द केन्द्र के विभाग प्रमुख डाॅ. स्वतन्त्र शर्मा ने बताया कि यह प्रतियोगिता तीन चरणों में आयोजित की जाएगी जिसमें प्रथम चरण में महाविद्यालय के सभी संकायों के स्नातक/स्नातकोत्तर स्तर पर अध्ययनरत विद्यार्थियों को स्वामी विवेकानन्द के जीवन एवं कार्य पर आधारित एक पुस्तक ‘भारत जागो विश्व जगाओ’ पर आधारित वस्तुनिष्ठ परीक्षा का आयोजन कर 50 प्रतिशत या उससे अधिक अंक लाने वाले विद्यार्थियों के लिए दूसरे चरण में एक दिवसीय निःशुल्क स्थानिक प्रशिक्षण शिविर में भाग लेने का अवसर मिलेगा जिसमें व्यक्तित्व निर्माण कार्यशाला आयोजित करते हुए तीसरे चरण के लिए विद्यार्थियों का चयन पांच दिवसीय निःशुल्क आवासीय उठो जागो युवा प्रेरणा शिविर हेतु किया जाएगा। यह शिविर इस वर्ष भीलवाड़ा में आयोजित किया जा रहा है जिसमें देश के लब्ध-प्रतिष्ठित वैज्ञानिक, खेल प्रतिभाएं, सेना से जुड़े विशेषज्ञों, कृषि अनुसंधानकर्ताओं तथा अपने जीवन में कुछ विशिष्ठ, उत्कृष्ठ एवं श्रेष्ठ कार्य करने वाले व्यक्तियों से छात्र-छात्राओं के साक्षात्कार का अवसर प्राप्त होगा जिससे उन्हें अपने व्यक्तित्व निर्माण में सहायता मिल सकेगी। साथ ही योग, शिक्षा, स्वाध्याय, संस्कार आधारित ग्रुप चर्चा का भी आयोजन होगा जिससे विद्यार्थियों को बौद्धिक कार्यक्षमता के विकास के साथ ही अपनी श्रेष्ठतम क्षमता प्रदर्शित करने का मंच भी मिल सकेगा।

Universal Brotherhood Day Celebration in Mysore

On behalf of Universal Brotherhood Day Celebration Vivekananda Kendra, Mysore conducted a programme having various activities like cultural competitions, inspirational talks, pictorial exhibition etc.

The programme started on 10th sep 2016 by pictorial exhibition on Swamiji’s life, and further continued with Cultural Competition to primary, high school, and college students. The events were as follows

Drawing Competition,              Class:- (1-4), (5-8), (8-10) And College

Patriotic Song ------(Group)    Class:- (1-4), (5-8), (8-10) And College

Swamiji’s Quote Writing     Class:- (1-4), (5-8), (8-10) And College

From 15 schools 126 students participated and expressed their talents through these cultural competitions.

The competitions went well on the day and the First day session had been successful as a part of universal brotherhood day.

Later on 11th sept 2016 on Sunday as to our plan we made a minor attempt in propagate swamiji’s life and his message to younger generation by showing a short film of Swami Vivekananda to samskara varga students in JSS Hostel in Mysore. Later the day we had our chief guest  Smt. Nagaratnamma didi a senior Vivekananda Kendra karyakarta,  and  Sri C.V Gopinath Ji Retd. Additional Secretary to govt of India, Who had been the main speaker of the day.

Sri Gopinathji presented a power point presentation on topic “ MERA BHARATH MAHAN”-  Pride and  achievements of India in history in innumerable fields, and greatness of India to the students in an interesting and well detailed prideful way.

A beautiful and detailed history of India and Swami Vivekananda was presented behind the students which made all to feel proud of themselves of being Indians, and inspired their spirits.  Conclusively it had been an effective step towards inspiring young blood of India at this tender age.

The concluding programme was on 12th sept 2016 which had the prize distribution to the winners of the competition held on 10th sept 2016. We had our chief guest “Sri Ramesh Ji” a teacher at Ramakrishna Vidyashala, Mysore.  Even, he was a well versed and resourceful person who even guided students in spiritual, educational way towards their bright future.