Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Talk on Sister Nivedita by Sampriti at Pan Bazar

"Sampriti" - a wing of Vivekananda Kendra Kanyakumari, Assam Prant organised a talk on Sister Nivedita on 4th December at Vivekananda Kendra ,Panbzar. Ad.Shraddha Vayas Patil spoke on Sister Nivedita. About twenty eight karyakartas were present for the program.

Geeta Jayanti Celebration at Kamrup Vibhag

Gita Jayanti Celebration was organised by Vivekananda Kendra Kanyakumari, Kamrup Vibhag on 3rd December at "Geeta Mandir". The program began with three Omkar & mangalacharan followed by "Karmayoga   Shlok Sangraha". About 96 karyakartas attended this program. Nayan - a Karyakarta of Aanandalaya project informed about Aanandalaya activities.  Sri Dilip Sharma spoke on Gita.  Mananeeya Meera Didi, Pranta sangathak discussed on "Gita in every day life".

Activities Update from Mysore

1. Yoga Satra started for class 10th students of  J S S High school, Lakshmipuram, Mysore from 29th November. Total 51 students are attending.
2. Bhagavadgita recitation competition was organised on the occasion of Gita Jayanti on 29th November, in which 42 students from 7 schools and 38 parents also participated. 
3. Swadhayaya examination conducted for Karyakartas, 12 karyakartas wrote.
 Book: Ma. Eknathji- Uttama Manava.
4. Swadhayaya examination conducted for Samskara varga students in which 80 students from 5 samskara varga attended. 
Book: Ma. Eknathji- Uttama Manava.
5. Gita Jayanti celebrated in all Samskara vargas- 7 places.
6. Kutumba Probodhan was organised on the occasion of Gita Jayanti. Prof. K Keshavamurthiji, Retd. Principal talked on this occasion. 
7. Swadhyaya examination was conducted at Amrita Vidyalayam in which 146 students participated. Smt. Katyayani Didi co-ordinated the examination.
Book: Incidents from the Life of Swami Vivekananda.
8. Swadhyaya examination was conducted at Deepa School, Roopanagar in which 48 students participated. Smt. Geeta  Didi co- ordinated the examination.
Book: Swami Vivekananda Jeevana & Sandesha.
9. Swadhyaya examination was conducted at  Samskriti Gurukula, Mandya  in which 55  students participated. Kum. Sindoora Didi co-ordinated the examination.
Book: Incidents from the Life of Swami Vivekananda. 

Talk on Sister Nivedita at VKIC

A talk on Sister Nivedita was organised by Vivekananda Kendra Institute of Culture at Assam Institute of Management on 4th December at 11 A.M. Mananeeya Shraddha Vays Patil from Mumbai delivered the oration which centered on the subject- "Sister Nivedita and Indian Women"

Sixty eight management students along with four karyakartas took part in the event.To spread the message of Swami Vivekananda the book "Vijay Hi Vijay" was given to the students.

Geeta Jayanti Program at VKIC

Gita Jayanti was organised in VKIC on Thursday, November 30 in its own auditorium full to its capacity. Sri Govindramji Sharma from Belda, Haridwar delivered the oration which centered on the subject – What Gita tells about Karmayoga. The elder Gita Pracharak mentioned that although many physical developments were happening all around us, there was no peace. “People are doing Karma, but is that in accordance with what the Gita says?”

The development we see around us has not contributed to the welfare of all. Working for one’s own narrow interest is not Karma yoga. Our saints and visionaries make us learn that one has to go much beyond. They are remembered and worshiped because they worked for the good of others, the welfare of society and the nation. Swami Vivekananda had said, “Expansion is life. Contraction is death,” and we have to abide by this.

Karma yoga also entails that whatever is performed is in tune with Swadharma. Equanimity is one of the greatest of quality that the Gita upholds. The wise person sees no difference among various life forms. The behaviour may vary according to the relationships they have, but they will perceive everyone as equal. From this viewpoint of equanimity they try to work with no attachment and seek to bring in welfare for all.

A VKIC publication on Sister Nivedita – the ardent disciple of Swami Vivekananda – was released on the occasion. The Editor of the book, Dr Mukunda Rajbongshi spoke briefly about the life of the great Indian nationalist who also made significant contributions to girls’ education.