Friday, January 13, 2017

Green Rameswaram December Newsletter

Shri.Satish Kumar famous editor of Resurgence and Ecologist writes “Wholeness and harmony are the foundation stones of a new world view”. My existence is a network of influences. I exist in a web of relationships: in reciprocity, mutuality and community. I am because earth, air, fire and water are. I am because my parents, my teachers and my friends are. I am because Buddha, Krishna and Christ are: they are part of my thinking. Shakespeare is, therefore I am. Beethoven is, therefore I am. Van Gogh is, therefore I am. Gandhi is, therefore I am. You are therefore I am. Worms are, therefore I am.

Buddhists call it co-dependent arising. Hindus call it Soham: “That is me”, and “I am that”. In South Africa they call it Ubuntu: “I am because we are”.

This view of a world of relationships is the underlying theme of ‘Green Rameswaram’ project. In executing this, we seek everybody’s cooperation. This month has the following highlights.

Shri.Narendra Joshi in his series ‘Rameshwaram – The Anchor of Indian Renaissance’ quotes extensively Sri Aurobindo on the temple Architecture and highlights Rameshwaram temple

 Dr.Ramaratnam writes that the real solution to the Energy problem is Smart Micro Grids

Hand in Hand India continues their Awareness programmes on waste management for different stakeholders

Shri.Karthik of C.P.R Environmental Educational Center writes about Nakshatra Vanam and finally work to build the Social Capital. 

A workshop for Maths teachers at VKV Dibrugarh

A  workshop for Maths teachers was organised on 8 and 9 January 2017 at VKV Dibrugarh. It was organised with the objective of strengthening / enriching our own resource. Besides the resource persons like Sri B. M. Naidu, Vice Principal, VKV Dibrugarh, Kum. Sudipta Saha, VKV Tinsukia, Sri Dhan Pradhan, VKV (NEEPCO) Umrangso and Smt. Moniparna Gogoi, VKV Golaghat, 12  teachers teaching Maths in class VI and/or VII participated from 8 Vidyalayas namely-  VKV Tinsukia(2), VKV Sadiya(1), VKV- NEEPCO- Bokuloni(2), VKV-NEC- Baragolai(1), VKV Tingrai (1), VKV Dibrugarh (2), VKV Dhemaji (1) and V V Jirikindeng (2).

5 Chapters from class VI covered in the workshop besides two sessions on teaching Maths using technology. Basically teachers approach on a particular chapter i.e. how to teach,  what to teach and what not to teach  etc were main area of focus. Active participation of teachers was seen as resource persons were also our own teachers.

On 8th January at 10 am, in the inaugural session of the workshop Ma. Pravin Dabholkar ji Joint General Secy, VK Kanyakumari motivated the teacher emphasizing on teachers creative efforts should be there for eliminating the Maths phobia from the minds of students as well as parents.

Celebration of Swami Vivekananda Jayanti at Thiruvananthapuram

Vivekananda Kendra Thiruvananthapuram organized Kutumba Milan as the part of Swami Vivekananda Jayanti celebration on 8th Jan 2017 Sunday at Sri Ramakrishna Ashrama,Nettayam. Swami Mokshavratanandaji Maharaj, The president of Sri Ramakrishna Mission and Ashram Shastamangalam and Adharaneeya Radha didi were the chief guests of the day.  Swami Mokshavratanandaji Maharaj gave margadarshan to the gathering and Adharaneeya  Radha didi introduced Vivekananda Kendra to the audience. The program included Yoga (sookshma vyayam) and then games for children and a group discussion on Adarsha Bharatiya Griha for elders. A Yoga Instructor Certificate was issued to Kum.Nidhika.A.R, who successfully completed 6 months YCC at Vivekananda Kendra Kanyakumari. About 80 people participated in the 3 hours program.

Sri Ramayana Darshanam - Bharatmata Sadanam Inauguration

 Vivekananda Kendra Kanyakumari cordially invites your goodself for the formal Inauguration of Ramayana Dharshanm, Bharatmata Sadanam and 27th feet height Veer Hanuman statue in the Vivekanandapuram campus of Kendra, on 12th January 2017 at 5:00 p.m. by Sri Narendra Modi, the Hon'ble 'Prime Minister of India, through video conferencing. Poojya Sri Morari Bapuji, well known Ramayana Katha Guruji will grace the function and light the lamp in Ram Darbar and offer flowers. Sri Pon Radhakrishanan, Union Minister of State for Road Transport and Highways, will be the Chief Guest and switch on the Eletric lamp at the statue of Veer Hanumanji and offer flowers. Mananeeya P. Parameswaranji preside over the function and light the lamp at Bharat Mata Sadanam and offer flowers. Revered Swami Chaitanyanandaji, Vivekananda Ashramam, Vellimalai will unveil the portrait of Swargeeya Eknathi Ranade, the Founder and Soul behind the Vivekananda Rock Memorial and Vivekananda Kendra, in the “Arise Awake” Exhibition. Kendra heartily invites you for this auspicious programme.

The event will be live on DD and ANI, It will be live on PM’s YouTube and Facebook also.

watch live on YouTube

Monday, January 9, 2017

3rd Social Science Exploratory Project 2016

Vivekananda Kendra Shiksha Prasar Vibhag organised 3 days “3rd Social Science Exploratory Project” at Vivekananda Kendra Vidyalaya,Tingrai from 28th December to 30th December 2016. In this entire Project 19 VKVs from all over Assam & Nagaland including 2021 students participated and surveyed 2648 families. The total number 26 Villages and 09 Sattras were shown through power point presentation by our students.

Mahaprabhu Sri Sri Nanigopaldev Goswami, Sr Sri Sattradhikar of Dakhinpath Sattra, Majuli was adorned as the Chief Guest,the expert & the academician Sri Sristidhar Dutta, Faculty of Social Sciences, Rajiv Gandhi University graced this occasion as the Guest of Honour, Sri Pranjit Kumar Deka, General Manager of Oil India Limited, Duliajan was the special Guest, Sri Pravin Dhabolkar, Joint GeneralSecretary of Vivekananda Kendra, Kanyakumari was also present in the inaugural ceremony of  3rd Social Science Exploratory Project whic was conducted at 4.00 p.m. on 28th of December. The two days power point presentation was followed by Panel discussionon villages under the guidance of Dr. Balin Hazarika, Retd. Professor of Political science, J.B.College, Jorhat.

The second day started with prath smaran and yogaabhyas. It was followed by PPT presentation of Villages. The 26 villages were presented by the evening. There Bhanjan Sandhya which vibrated a devotional and positive energy among all the participants. The third day was the presentation of 09 Sattras.

In addition to that a few cultural programme was also presented by the students Vivekananda Kendra Vidyalaya,Tingrai, that was appreciated by all the present there. The Valedictory Programme was conducted at 4.00 p.m. on 30th of December in which Dr. Balin Hazarika, Retd. Professor of Political science, J.B.College, Jorhat, Dr. Sovarani Sarma, Prant Pramukh, Assam Prant, Vivekananda Kendra , Sri Dilip Kumar Das, PRO( Head) Oil India Ltd. Duliajan, Sri R.N.Pathak were graced this occasion.

Sri Kishor Chandra Moharana, Principal of the host School Vivekananda Kendra Vidyalaya,Tingrai and co-ordinator of 3rd Social Science Exploratory Project presented the Project Report in details, Then the students were given away the Proficiency and Appreciation Prizes. VKV, Golaghat, VKV, Ramnagar, Silchar, VKV, Bokuloni were given Best Performer Award. At last Su. Reboti Devi, Joint Secretary of VKSPV, Guwahati cast the vote of thanks. It was concluded with shanti mantra.