Monday, August 7, 2017

YOGA SASTRA SANGAMAM

Yoga Sangamam at Kanyakumari, three days on the banks of the three oceans is first of its kind.
The Yoga Sangamam is a National Conference on Yoga, distinctly different from the usually and normally held Yoga conferences and seminars. The Sangamam is devoted to the Yoga Sastra viz. Yoga texts. The Conference will be focussed on topics, ideas, contents, interpretations of textual contents of various Yoga Texts like – Patanjali Yoga Sutras, Hatha Pradipika, Gheranda Samhita, Shiva Samhita, Yoga Vasistha, Bhagvad Gita, Vasistha Samhita etc. and the various practices enumerated in these texts. The Yoga Sangamam will provide an intense discussion and understanding of the Yoga Sastra.
The Objective :
  • To bring the pearls of Yoga Sastra close to the humanity
  • To understand the Yoga Texts deeply and clearly
  • To initiate an interest in the knowledge of Yoga
  • To inspire participants to study and understand Yoga Texts
  • To develop interest in the comparative study of Yoga Texts and commonly available yoga practices
  • To make to understand what Yoga is and what it has been being propagated
The Theme:
Yoga Sangamam – A platform of various streams and practices, concepts and ideas, theories and performances
The Methodology:
  • Four multi-track presentations
  • Common sessions
  • Questions and Answers
  • Yoga practices and performances
Who can participate:
Yoga enthusiasts, Yoga practitioners, Students studying Yoga, Sanskrit teachers and professors, Yoga Teachers and Professionals, Those interested to understand the pure essence of Yoga Texts.
Contents of the Sangamam:
  • Paper presentations
  • Poster presentations
  • Panel discussions
  • Yoga demonstrations
  • Yoga sessions
Invitation for Paper presentations:
The theme and content of all paper presentations is – elaboration, discussion and understanding of Sanskrit verses from yoga texts.
Kindly send a one page synopsis with a paragraph margin of single space of an A4 size by 15th Dec 2017. The synopsis has to be sent by email in a word file to – yoga@vkendra.org
Venue :
Vivekananda Kendra, Vivekanandapuram, Kanyakumari
The Atmosphere :
Most beautiful, salubrious, green, natural, calm, serene and peaceful
On the banks of the musical waves of the ocean
Witness Sun Rise with Surya Namaskar and Meditation
Food and Accommodation:
Simple vegetarian food. Accommodation on sharing basis is provided within the campus.
Participants’ Registration contribution:
For all Rs. 5,000/-
For students: Rs. 3,000/-
The Dates: January 6th, 7th and 8th 2018

Work like a Squirrel

Hon.Prime Minister Shri.Narendra Modi released the Synopsis of the "Green Resilient Rameswaram" on 27th of July in a public function. The release of the document is another milestone in the march towards our objective. 
Please click here for the report of the function and two audio visual clips.

Sthanik Karyakarta Prasikshan Shibir 2017 - Barak Vibhag, Assam

Vivekananda Kendra Kanyakumari Barak Vibhag Sthanik Karyakarta Prasikshan Shibir was conducted from 21st July 2017 to 26th July 2017 at VKV Ramnagar. 36  participants (18 Brothers and 18 Sisters) were present there from different places of Barak Vibhag likely Badarpur, Borojalenga, Silchar, Jaipur, Umrangsho. 17 members  of Organizing Team (13 Brothers and 4 Sisters) and 12 Staff members were present for the disciplined work of the shibir as a team.

Organising team was reported on 19th July 2017 and Shibir started on 21st July 2017 at 4pm with the registration of the participants. After that Bhajan Sandhiya was done. On Inaugural session Sri Pannalal Bakshi, Sri Niharendu Dhar dada and Sri Ardhendu Dutta dada were present on dias. They motivated the students and spoke on obeying the rules and regulations of the camp.                               

Shibir Adhikari: Sri Ardhendu Dutta dada, Shibir Pramukh: Sri Prasanta Chakraborty dada , Boudhik Pramukh: Kathamrita Bhattacharjee didi, Sharirik Pramukh: Sri Jitendra dada, Shibir Nirikshak: Sri Bijon Saha dada, Vyavastha Pramukh: Sri B M Naidu sir, Vyavastha Saha Pramukh: Smt Lipika Didi, Geet Mantra Pramukh: Kum Ratnadeepa didi, Abash Vyavastha Pramukh: Sri Partho Narayan Singha dada, Bhojan Vyavastha Pramukh: Sri Ram Suvog kairi dada. (from Pranta : Sri Kalamkanta dada were present in the boithok for overall Nirikshak of KPS)

Participants were divided in four Ganas namely  Acharya Jagadish Chandra (Gana Pramukh-Sajal Das) , Rishi Arabinda (Gana Pramukh-Rajdeep Sen) , Kabiguru Rabindranath (Gana Pramukh- Bikram Chetri) and Bhagini Nivedita (Gana Pramukh- Priyanka Dutta).

Satra – I The Boudhik sessions were “Amader Prerona Srot Swami Vivekananda (Ad Niharendu Dhar ), on 22nd July , Amader Gourav Moyee Bharat (Ad Arun Sen),on 23rd July, The need of Organized Work (Ad Ardhendu Dutta), on 24th July and Kendra Prarthana ( Ad Bijon Saha) on 25th July 2017”.

Satra –II  The Boudhik sessions were “Vivekananda Kendra (Ad Ratnankur Bhattacharjee), on 22nd July , The story of Vivekananda Rock Memorial  (Ad Sanjeev Bhattacharjee) on 23rd July, Karyapaddhati (Kum Kathamrita Bhattacharjee), on 24th July and Karyakarta Ka Gun Vikash (Ad Khaunish Chakraborty) on 25th July 2017”.

Manthan satra :    In Manthan, a chapter from Rousing Call to Hindu Nation “Punya Bhumi” (Summed up by Sri Raja Bhattacharjee),  A chapter from Sadhana of service”Atma paribarthanar Prerna” (summed up by Nilendu Dhar dada),  A chapter from Sadhana of service “Sevamulak Karya” (Summed up by Sri B M Naidu Sir) was discussed by the participants in Ganas and presented by one of the member of  Gana.                                                      

In Patheya the Topics were Utsavs ( Ad Lipika didi), Sanskar Varga (Ad Jitendra dada), Vivekananda Kendra (Ad Kamalakant dada), Video of Anandalaya was also shown in this session.

One session was there as “Subhasish” after Bhajan Sandhiya everyday  where some established persons from society came and blessed the participants. Namely Dr. S K Nandi Purkayastha (Renowned doctor) , Sri Madhav Roy ( Statistical  Officer), Sri Mulchand Baid (Renowned Merchant), Sri Ananda Roy ( Engineer).   

Other regular sessions were Geeta Path, Kendra Varga, Sanskar Varga, Shram Sanskar, Agna abhyas, Bhajan Sandhiya, Prerna Se Punarutthan. Video of rock Memorial was also shown in  Prerna Se Punarutthan.

On 25th July Manthan session, Niyojan was done by the participants mainly for conducting Sanskar Varga and Personality Development Camp in Schools. Participants made teams of 3 members each and given schools name where they will conduct Sanskar Varga and PDC. The date for the next meeting regarding this matter was also finalized.

Samapan satra (26th July 2017): Sri Pannalal Bakshi ,Vibhag Sanchalak  and Sri Ardhendu Dutta, Vibhag Vyavastha Pramukh and Sri Prashanta Chakaraborty, Principal VKV Badarapur were present.

Sri Ardhendu Dutta dada, Sibir Adhikari read out the shibir report and three Kary kartha was shared  their experiences in the shibir and Ahuti satra (Ad Prasanta Chakraborty).

Shibir geet Navin parva ke liye ..... was sung together.

Sri Pannalal Bakshi stressed on the point that whatever we learnt, will only be fruitful when we spread the messages of Swami Vivekananda, for that we have to devote some time each for the society.

All offered flowers to ‘Om kar’ and took pledge to devote some time for the society.

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Nagpanchami Celebration at Nagdandi

Nagpanchami, Mahasamadhi Diwas of Swami Ashokanandaji was celebrated in grand manner in Sri Ramkrishna Mahasammelan Ashram, Nagdandi, Achabal, Anantanaga, J & K on 27 - 28th July 2017.
On this auspicious occasion, special Yagna started on 27th july evening, was concluded on 28th afternoon. Reconstruction of Sri Ramkrishna Temple was completed and dedicated to the Nation on this special occasion. Special Shoba Yatra was organized morning 8.30 to 9.30. Special rongoli made by group came from Tamilnadu, Vivekandna Kendra Prakashan Trust. Whole temple was arranged by variety of flowers and Mango tree leaf. Sri Ramkrishna pooja was performed by monk came from the Sri Ramkrishna Mission, Srinagar.
There was one public program after pooja and yagna chaired by Swami Kumar and Monk from Sri Ramakrishna mission, Srinagar.
Around 300 Kashmiri Pandits and people came from various part of country like Himachal Pradesh, Gujarat, Tamilnadu took part in the program.

All India Yoga Shiksha Shivir 2017

All India Yoga Shiksha Shivir (Medium- Hindi) was held at Sri Ramkrishna Mahasamelan Ashram Nagadandi under the Aegis of Vivekananda Kendra from 16th to 25th july 2017.

Five participants from Yavatmal, Pune, Parmanu and Delhi reported on 15th and same day the Shivir started with the Introductory session, wherein the participants were given the guidelines of the Shivir.

On 16th morning, Shivir was started with inaugural lecture on “Concept of Yoga” by Mananeeya Hanumanth Raoji, the all India Treasurer of Vivekananda Kendra.

The 10 days Shivir had daily routine from 0430 to 2200 hrs Pratahsmaran & Gita-Pathan, Yogabhyas & Pranayam (moring & evening), Shram-Samskar, two Lecture sessions, Manthan, Geet-Abhyas, Pranayama and Aumkar Dhyan (Meditation) classes, Bhajan Sandhya, and concluded with Ananda Mela.

The lecture sessions were on the topics of: Concepts of Yoga, Rajayoga, Bhaktiyoga, Janayoga and Karmayoga, Bharateeya Samkriti, Concepts of Dharma, History of Kashmir, Meaning of Kendra Prarthana, Shrimad Bhagwad Geeta, Maneeya Eknathaji, Swami Vivekananda, Sister Nivedita, Sri Ramkrishna Paramhamsa, Story of Vivekananda Rock Memorial, Challenges and Response, Vivekananda Kendra-Concept and its activities.

During Manthan Participants discussed subjects - Yam - Niyam, Dharma, Seva, Tyag, Relevance of Ashram Vyavstha.

During Shram-Samskar, participants took care of the cleanliness, arrangement and management of the premises, accommodation, class rooms, dining hall,  Plantation of new flower garden in ashram, work in apple garden and Guashala displaying team-spirit and selfless service.

During the Camp, Participants visited Kokarnag, Verinag, Martand Sun Temple, Achhabal Garden.

The Shivir went on well in a congenial, spiritual atmosphere with self discipline.

The camp was concluded on 25th in precence of Mananeeya Rekhadidi, All India Joint General Secetary of Vivekananda Kendra. Participant were felicitated with the certificate.

All the participants have expressed their willingness to devout their time and energy for the Service of the society through Vivekananda Kendra.