Thursday, March 5, 2015

Pariksha De Hasate Hasate is conducted at Navi Mumbai

Vivekananda Kendra, Navi Mumbai has conducted a 4 day PDHH (परीक्षा दे हसते हसते - Pariksha De Hasate Hasate) amongst the students at Vidya Prasarak High School,Belapur from 24th to 27th November 2014.More than 60 students from class 9 attended the programme in all the four days.The programme aimed at improving physical fitness of the students through Yoga, Surya namaskar and games.It also prepared the students to improve their memory, concentration, 

time management and destressing during examination.The programme was being conducted by Shri Vinayak Goghale ,Shri Sharad Chalke, Smt Neha Gharpora and coordinated by Smt Sanjukta Praharaj, all volunteers of Vivekananda Kendra,Navi Mumbai.

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Mysore Branch Activity Report January 2015

Anandalaya Sports Day at Mysore: 1.1.2015 celebrated Kalpataru Diwas.  Special Bhajan Sandya organized.


From 4.1.2015 to 9.1.2015  “ Viveka Sourabha” – different competitions conducted for school and college students. Total more than 1000 students participated from 21 schools and 8 colleges. The followings are the different events.


4.1.2015       Patriotic song competition,     
5.1.2015       Competition on Song related to Swamiji, 
6.1.2015       Competition on Devotional songs , 
7.1.2015       Competition on Folk songs , 
8.1.2015       Rangoli & Drawing Competition ,     
9.1.2015       Quiz, Essay & Elocution competition  held at Kendra.

SWADYAYA EXAMINATION: 
10.1.2015 : Cultural examination conducted at J S S School Sutur. 298 students wrote examination on life and message of Swami Vivekananda.
13.1.2015: Examination conducted at Govt college Madikeri- 71 students participated. 
14.1.2015: Examination and Vivekananda Jayanti conducted at Field Marshal Kariyappa College, Madikeri- 50 students participated. 17.1.2015: At Adichunchangiri college Bannur- 13 students wrote examination, 
           
PARIPOSHAKAR SAMMELANA: 
On 11.1.2015  patrons meeting held at Kendra. 61 patrons from Mysore attended the meeting. Song, Group discussion and presentation held. Talk on swamiji, Rock memorial and Ma. Eknathji by Sri Rameshji. Sri Gopinathji presided the meeting. 

VIVEKANANDA JAYANTI: On 12th Januaray, different places and colleges celebrated Vivekananda Jayanti 

Gundlupet, Devalapura, Najanagudu, Suttur, Gavadgere, Konankunte ( Bangalore), Bannur and Vanitha Sadana School, Royal school, K G Koppal school, Maharaja college, 1st grade college Mallavali. Dr. A S Chandrashekar, Sri Rameshji, Sri Ravi Kumar, Sri Narayana Vachaspati and Sri Vinay talked about Swamiji at different places.   Evening at Kendra jayanti celebrated. Sri Rameshji spoke on Swami Vivekananda and Anandalaya children given cultural programmes.

ANANDALAYA SPORTS DAY: On 25th January,  organized sports day for Anandalaya children. Master Rajendra and Kum. Kavya became sports champions.

At Ajjampura ( Chikamagalur Dist) :-  Vivekananda Jayanthi celebrated at Ajjampura on 18th Januaray. Sri Madhava Rao, Document Writer was the chief guest and  Sri Aravind, Teacher, Govt college Ajjampura talked about Swami Vivekananda and his teachings. 

Friday, February 27, 2015

Vimarsh at Jaipur : Dharma Bharat Ki Atma


Vishwabhanu Dec-jan 2015

One of the most wonderful things about our Motherland is how she has withstood the shock of centuries’ of military and cultural invasions and has still maintained her spiritual wisdom and cultural unity. She has held together in a federal  form, scores of religions, cults, philosophies and cultural traits, leave alone languages, dress hab-its and living customs. Despite all these she has  projected herself as one entity; we may add one without a second.

This unity is not superimposed militarily or  forcibly. It is a very very natural phenomenon.  Just as a huge banyan tree spreading itself with its big and small branches, branchlets up to the tiniest buds maintain its unity, so has Bharat remained as one. This is made possible because throughout the whole huge tree of Bharat the sap that rejuvenates, nourishes and maintains its unity is one and one only. Our great seers from Vedic times onwards understood the great secret behind the universe, as One in the many and made realizing that One the goal of human exist-ence, the sum and substance of it. The result is our “Bharat Mahan” for the whole world to see and emulate if need be.

That sap, the One without a second is the  power Eternal Truth, the Truth which the great seers divined deep within themselves when they learnt to shut the five sense organs to the world of sense objects. This capacity of introversion, enabling one to climb the citadels of Truth came as natural gift to those who turned their atten-tion from the world outside to the within. Wonder of wonders is their discovery that this capacity for Self-actualization is inherent in every human being. One has only to strive for it.

It is this concept of truth, its Oneness that has held this nation together as one entity irrespective of her multiplicity of cultural traits and bewildering complexity of regional character-istics. When money and lust became the twin deities of the world culture, sad to say, India also  followed suit. Despite a strong foundation built on Satya and Dharma. Presently it looks almost impossible to turn the cloth back, yet it is the sacred duty of every Indian to help our Mother-land gain back her spiritual wisdom and culture.  Attempts we must. India’s cohesion and strength lie in the unbreakable spiritual - cultural thread  passing through all paths of the country despite its striking differences in languages, customs, dress and habits.

Let us not forget that it is this inner bond that enabled us to gain freedom from the alien rule. Spirituality alone can instill undaunted cultural patriotism surpassing the divisions of the cast, community and religion. We have to help the people to regain this vision of Oneness and for that we need a cultural and spiritual reinforcement in the country. “Satyam param dheemahi” must become the battle cry of the new generation.

Birth Anniversary of Swami Vivekananda

152nd birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda was celebrated in Dibrugarh by Vivekananda Kendra on 12th January’2015 with numbers of programs organized in different areas within Dibrugarh in collaboration with and participation of local natives, schools, clubs and youths of Dibrugarh from different locations.  They are as detailed below:
1) Propagation of life and message of Swami Vivekananda  among school students: Progation of life and ideology of Swami Vivekananda among the school students through lectures, story telling, games and slogan on Swamiji and Bharat Mata were organized in nine different schools of Dibrugarh. The programs were conducted by the Karyakartas of VK Dibrugarh along with some enthusiastic youths from a few colleges who got associated through MEJSP YUVA Sampark and YUVA convention.
 Names of  schools with participation :


       NAME OF SCHOOL
NO. OF
STUDENTS
NO.OF
TEACHING STAFF
1
BENGALI BOY’S H.S. SCHOOL
115
18
2
SHANTIPARA BENGALI  HIGH SCHOOL
100
15
3
GOVT. H.S. GIRLS SCHOOL
95
11
4
SHANKAR DEV VIDYA NIKETAN SCHOOL
180
16
5
B.L. BERIA SARASWATI SISHU VIDYA MANDIR
200
12
6
D.U. MODEL HIGH SCHOOL
150
18
7
RUPNAGAR JATYA VIDYALAYA
50
4
8
SHIKH NATIONAL SCHOOL
40
3
9
SURAJMAL JALAN BALIKA SIKSHA SADAN
105
8


2) Pushpanjali Karyakram: Pushpanjali karyakram before portrait of Swami Vivekananda has been organized in different prominent location within Dibrugarh Town where active participation of local people of that area is observed. The locations are as Thanacharial, Shanti para, Raj Laxmi Banquet Hall, K.P.Road,Naliapool and Paltan Bazar. Near about 650 people offered pushpanjali  on the day through above  karyakrams.
3) Competitions,cultural program and public meeting:  Art competitions for school students,cultural programs and public meeting was also organized in collaboration with few local clubs of Dibrugarh Town.

Yuva Prashikshan Shibir at Saumar Bhoomi

A yearlong program is going on in the various place of country in the occasion of Mananeeya Ekanthji Janma Shati Parva. A Yuva Prashikshan Shibir for Saumar Bhoomi vibhag, Assam was held from 20th Jan to 24th Jan 2015 at Vivekananda Kendra Vidyalay,Laipuli, Tinsukia. There were total 59 participants from all the three Districts(Sivasagar, Dibrugarh and Tinsukia) attended the shibir.

Personality Development Camps at Dibrugarh

A three and half hour PDC camp was held for the school students at Vivekananda Kendra, Dibrugarh on 1.02.2015.There were 20 students participated in the camp.