Saturday, March 31, 2012

''संस्कृति रेणु'' साहित्य प्रदर्शनी का स्वागत : अजमेर

Renu Literary Culture Exhibition reception Ajmerअजमेर में लोगों संस्कृति रेणु के प्रति भारी उत्साह, ३००० से अधिक लोगों ने दो दिनों में साहित्य प्रदर्शनी का अवलोकन किया।

ईश्वर को प्राप्त करने के लिए संसार में अनेकानेक मार्ग हैं किंतु वेदान्त में ईश्वर कहता है कि कोई भी किसी भी मार्ग से मुझे भजे उसमें ही वह विलीन हो जाता है। स्वामी विवेकानन्द अपने समय से पूर्व के न केवल भारत अपितु सारे विश्व के समस्त दार्शनिकों, संतों, विचारकों की आभा जो समस्त मानवजाति का कल्याण करने के लिए कार्यरत है, को प्रकट करने वाले दिव्य रत्न हैं। रंग, लिंग, जाति, वर्ण, भाषा, भूषा तथा प्रान्त की बात नहीं, इन सभी से उपर उठकर प्रत्येक मनुष्य के भीतर परमात्मा के अंश का प्रकटीकरण का प्रयास करने वाला कोई दूसरा रत्नशिरोमणि विवेकानन्द के अलावा इस संसार में दूसरा कोई नहीं है।

Renu Literary Culture Exhibition reception Ajmerउक्त विचार राजस्थान लोक सेवा आयोग के सदस्य प्रोफेसर परमेन्द्र कुमार दशोरा ने स्वामी विवेकानन्द के १५०वें जन्म जयन्ती वर्ष के उपलक्ष में विवेकानन्द केन्द्र द्वारा अजमेर में चलाई जा रही भारतीय संस्कृति एवं विवेकानन्द साहित्य की चल प्रदर्शनी ''संस्कृति रेणु'' के स्वागत हेतु विविध संगठनों द्वारा आयोजित कार्यक्रम के अवसर पर व्यक्त किए। उन्होंने बताया कि मानवता के प्रकटीकरण का मार्ग, विश्व में स्थापित एवं मान्य मत, पंथ, संप्रदायों का जो भी सारतत्व प्रकट हुआ है उसी का पूरा निचोड़ वेदान्त में है और उसी वेदान्त को उत्पन्न एवं जनसामान्य में प्रकट करने वाली पुण्य भूमि भारत है। स्वामी विवेकानन्द ने अपने संपूर्ण जीवन में उसी वेदान्त को प्रत्येक प्राणी में प्रकट करने का कार्य किया, वे पाथेय बने, मार्ग का निर्धारण किया एवं उस मार्ग पर चलकर प्राप्त होने वाली मंजिल को उन्होंने आने वाली युवा पीढी के लिए छोड  दिया। विवेकानन्द का साहित्य आज हमें बताता है कि कैसे हम स्वयं बन सकते हैं और दूसरों को बना सकते हैं। प्रोफसर दशोरा ने बताया कि आज की युवा पीढी के समक्ष जिज्ञासा उत्पन्न करना ही हमारा लक्ष्य हो, जिज्ञासा को दबाकर नहीं उसे शांत करके ही हम आगे बढ  सकते हैं। आज हमें स्वामी विवेकानन्द के साहित्य को पढ  कर उसे रट कर कुछ दृष्टांत दे देने वाले युवाओं की आवश्यकता नहीं है अपितु स्वामी विवेकानन्द का साहित्य समालोचन की दृष्टि से देखने वाले, उसमें तर्क ढूंढने वाले एवं ऐसे दिव्य युवा जो उसमें भी संशोधन निकाल सकें और सारतत्व का प्रकटीकरण कर सकें, ऐसे युवाओं की आवश्यकता है। ऐसे ही युवा समाज में विवेकानन्द के रूप में प्रकट हो सकते हैं। भारत में ही करोडों भारतवासी स्वामी विवेकानन्द बनने का सामर्थ्य रखते हैं। इस रत्न की रश्मियों को भारतवासियों रूपी दर्पण में प्रकाशित करने से ही भारत आगे बढ  सकता है। आज हमें रामकृष्ण सरीखा गृहस्थ जीवन बिताने की आवश्यकता है तभी हम स्वंय विवेकानन्द हो सकते हैं और नए विवेकानन्द का निर्माण कर सकते हैं। हमें शक्तियों का संचय करना होगा एवं नए विवेकानन्द तैयार करने होंगे। एक कदम तो बढ  चुका है आगे और कदम बढाए रखने की आवश्यकता है।

Renu Literary Culture Exhibition reception Ajmerइस अवसर पर चिति संधान केन्द्र की स्वामी अनादि सरस्वती ने बहुत ही भावुक रूप से स्वामी विवेकानन्द के जीवन से जुड़ी छोटी-छोटी घटनाओं का जिक्र करते हुए कहा कि यदि विवेकानन्द बनने की ओर कदम बढाना है तो उनकी पत्रावलियों को ध्यान से पढ ना होगा। स्वामी विवेकानन्द एक ज्वाला थे। वे एक ऐसा चमकता हीरा थे जो न केवल सूर्य की रोशनी में अपितु अंधेरे में भी प्रकाशित होता था। एक हीरा तभी प्रकाशित होता है जब उसे तराशा जाता है। अतः जिस प्रकार हीरा तराशने का कार्य अनुभवी जौहरी के हाथों में ही हो सकता है उसी प्रकार एक विवेकानन्द बनने के लिए ठाकुर रामकृष्ण परमहंस जैसा गुरू भी आवश्यक है।

इसी तरह राष्ट्रीय स्वयं सेवक संघ के हनुमान सिंह जी ने भी विवेकानन्द के प्रति अपने विचार व्यक्त करते हुए कहा कि विवेकानन्द तो एक ही सूर्य है उसके समान दूसरा कोई संसार में हो नहीं सकता।

भारत विकास परिषद्‌ की डॉ. कमला गोखरू ने इस अवसर पर कहा कि आगामी वर्ष में बच्चों एवं युवाओं में स्वामी विवेकानन्द के कार्यों को लेकर परिषद्‌ विद्यालयों में जाएगी तथा विवेकानन्द की शिक्षाओं एवं ज्ञान से आज की युवा पीढी को परिचित कराने का कार्य किया जाएगा।

समारोह में आगंतुकों ने संस्कृति रेणु का अवलोकन किया। इस अवसर पर विवेकानन्द केन्द्र के प्रान्त संचालक डॉ. बद्री प्रसाद पंचोली, प्रान्त प्रमुख श्री शिवराज शर्मा, विभाग प्रमुख अशोक पणिक्कर, सह विभाग प्रमुख स्वतन्त्र शर्मा, नगर संचालक दिनेश अग्रवाल, नगर प्रमुख कुसुम गौतम तथा नगर संगठक श्वेता दीदी उपस्थित थीं।

राजस्थान प्रान्त साहित्य सेवा प्रमुख उमेश चौरसिया ने बताया कि प्रथम चरण में १०४ दिन की संस्कृति रेणु की यात्रा में १५० विषयों पर आधारित पुस्तकों को सम्मिलित करते हुए राजस्थान के ५६ नगरों एवं कस्बों के ४०० स्थानों पर जाना निश्चित है तथा अजमेर में ७००० से अधिक लोगों ने इस प्रदर्शनी का अवलोकन किया है तथा ३०८९०/- रूपये से अधिक का साहित्य लोगों द्वारा क्रय किया गया।

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Requests your presence on Vijay Hi Vijay Yuva Abhiyan Samapan Samaroh-2012

You are invited along with parents and friends to be a part of Vijay Hi Vijay Yuva Abhiyan Samapan Samaroh-2012 on 1st April 2012 from 11.a.m. to 1.00p.m. at Vivekananda Kendra International Bhawan, 3-Sanmartin Marg, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi-21.

Chief Guest: Brig. R.B.Sharma

Speaker: Sh. K.G.Suresh

Vivekananda Kendra Delhi

Monday, March 26, 2012

विवेक विचार : आंतरिक सुरक्षा : बढ़ते ख़तरे और हमारी तैयारियाँ

Shri Dipak Chakravarty, MD, NRL inaugurating the NRL Conference Hall at the VKICआई.बी. के पूर्व प्रमुख तथा विवेकानन्द इंटरनेशनल फाउण्डेशन के निदेशक श्री अजीत ङोवाल ने कहा है कि आज आंतरिक सुरक्षा देश के लिये प्रमुख समस्या बन गई है पर उससे निपटने के लिए हमारी जैसी तैयारियां होनी चाहिए उसका अभाव है उन्होने कहा कि सांस्कृतिक एवं एतिहासिक जड़ों पर कुठाराघात करके न तो देश को सुरक्षित किया जा सकता है और न ही सबल राष्ट्र की संकल्पना की जा सकती है ।

श्री ङोवाल कल यहां शहीद भवन में विवेकानन्द केन्द्र कन्याकुमारी शाखा भोपाल द्वारा ”आंतरिक सुरक्षा; बढ़ते खतरे और हमारी तैयारियाँ विषय पर आयोजित "विवेक विचार" को सम्बोधित कर रहे थे । उन्होने कहा कि आज हम सामान्यतः जिसे राष्ट्रीय सुरक्षा पर संकट मानते है वह प्रमुख रूप से राज्य की सुरक्षा पर संकट होता है जो चाहे आंतकवाद के रूप में पैदा या किसी दुर्घटना से या फिर कुपोषण या गरीबी से, मरते तो लोग ही हैं और परिणाम भी समान होते है ।  राष्ट्रीय सुरक्षा की परिभाषा राष्ट्र की संकल्पना के आधार पर तय होनी चाहिये, वे उपाय जिससे हमारा राष्ट्र शक्तिशाली और सक्षम बनकर विश्व के कल्याण में अपना योगदान दे सके ।

उन्होने कहा कि विश्व कल्याण भारत का सर्वोच्च लक्ष्य रहा है और इसी के कारण भारत की पहचान है, परन्तु हमने स्वतंत्रता प्राप्ति के बाद भी विदेशी विचारों के आधार पर ही व्यवस्था का आधार बनाया जिसके कारण सर्वत्र विभ्रम की स्थिति उत्पन्न हो गई और चारो और विभिन्न प्रकार के खतरो से हम घिर गए हैं । उन्होने उदाहरण देते हुए बताया कि स्वतंत्रता के पूर्व भारत में भाई-बहिन ओर पति-पत्नी के बीच प्रेम की मिसाल दी जाती थी अब कानून ऐसे बनाये जा रहे हैं जिससे भारतीय परिवार बुरी तरह टूट रहे है ।

श्री ङोवाल ने कहा कि आजकल बाह्य और आंतरिक खतरों में भेद करना मुश्किल है अफगानिस्तान और वियतनाम का उदाहरण देते हुए उन्होने कहा कि युद्ध बहुत खर्चीला हो गया है और युद्ध जीतने के बाद भी राजनैतिक उद्देश्यों की प्राप्ति की कोई आश्वस्ति नहीं है ।  इसी कारण अधिकतर देश छद्म युद्ध का रास्ता अपना रहे हैं । पाकिस्तान, बंग्लादेश और चीन द्वारा छेड़े गये छद्म युद्ध से उत्पन्न भारत में आंतरिक सुरक्षा के खतरो पर विस्तार से प्रकाश डालते हुए उन्होने कहा कि इससे समग्र रूप से निपटने के लिए देश में प्रबल राष्ट्रवाद की भावना जाग्रत करने की जरूरत है उन्होने कहा कि मुगल शासनकाल में मुसलमान अल्पसंख्यक होते हुए भी अल्पसंख्यक नहीं माना जाता था और अब उनकी संख्या निरन्तर बढ़ने के बाद भी अल्पसंख्यक माना जा रहा है । पंथ निरपक्षता की भारत में कभी आवश्यकता ही नहीं है क्योंकि हमने इस आधार पर कभी भेद नहीं किया । जातिवाद और क्षेत्रवाद भी खतरे के रूप में हमारे सामने है ।

Shri Dipak Chakravarty, MD, NRL inaugurating the NRL Conference Hall at the VKICश्री ङोवाल ने कहा कि राष्ट्र एक निरन्तर संकल्पना है जिसमें अतीत के अनुभव एवं वर्तमान की परिस्थितियों पर विचार करते हुए भावी पीढ़ी का हित समाहित होता हैं । इस संकल्पना के जागरण के लिए विवेकानन्द केन्द्र जैसे सामान विचारों के संगठनों को प्राथमिकता से महत्व देने की आवश्यकता है ।

कार्यक्रम की अध्यक्षता करते हुए राष्ट्रीय पुलिस अकादमी हैदराबाद के पूर्व निदेशक डा. महेन्द्र शुक्ल ने कहा कि आतंरिक सुरक्षा की आश्वस्ति के लिए प्रत्येक व्यक्ति की जागरूकता और सहभागिता आवश्यक है । उन्होने कहा कि आपकी सुरक्षा आपके हाथ में है ।  पुलिस जिस दबाव और परिस्थितियों में काम करती है उससे इस दिशा में बहुत अधिक अपेक्षा नहीं की जा सकती ।

इससे पूर्व विवेकानन्द केन्द्र के भोपाल नगर संगठक श्री अभिनेश कटेहा ने विवेकानन्द केन्द्र और सार्ध शती समारोह के बारे में विस्तार से जानकारी दी । अन्त में नगर संचालक श्री बी.के. सांघी ने आभारी व्यक्त किया कार्यक्रम का संचालन नगर प्रमुख श्री मनोज पाठक ने किया ।

Saturday, March 24, 2012

रचनात्मकता द्वारा नई शताब्दी की ओर...भारत जागो। विश्व जगाओ।।

रचनात्मकता द्वारा नई शताब्दी की ओर...

भारत जागो। विश्व जगाओ।।



विषय पर आयोजित व्याख्यान में विचारों के आदान-प्रदान हेतु आप अपने इष्ट मित्रों सहित सादर आमंत्रित है ।

मुख्य वक्ता : मा. मुकुल कानिटकर, जीवनव्रती, विवेकानंद केन्द्र



मुख्य अतिथि : मा. अनुराधा शंकर, पुलिस महानिरीक्षक, इन्दोर

समय : बुधवार, २८, मार्च २०१२, सायं ८ से ९ बजे

स्थान : प्रीतमलाल दुआ सभागृह, रीगल चौराहा, इन्दोर

Friday, March 23, 2012

विवेक विचार : आंतरिक सुरक्षा : बढ़ते ख़तरे और हमारी तैयारियाँ

विवेकानन्द केंद्र शाखा भोपाल द्वारा अति महत्वपूर्ण व्याख्यान "विवेक विचार" वार्षिक विशेषांक आगामी 24 मार्च शनिवार को शहीद भवन ( विधायक विश्राम गृह के पास ) भोपाल में सायं 5 बजे  आयोजित किया गया है।

"आंतरिक सुरक्षा : बढ़ते ख़तरे और हमारी तैयारियाँ" विषय पर आई. बी. के पूर्व निदेशक और विवेकानन्द इंटरनेशनल फाउंडेशन ,नई दिल्ली के निदेशक श्री अजीत दोभल का विचारोत्तेजक व्याख्यान ,कार्यक्रम कि अध्यक्षता डॉ. महेंद्र शुक्ल ,पूर्व निदेशक ,नेशनल पुलिस अकेडमी करेंगे।

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Book Release & NRL CONFERENCE HALL INAUGURATED AT THE VKIC, Guwahati

Shri Dipak Chakravarty, MD, NRL inaugurating the NRL Conference Hall at the VKICThe Numaligarh Refinery Ltd. Conference Hall was inaugurated on 21 March, 2012, at the Vivekananda Kendra Institute of Culture premises in Uzan Bazar, Guwahati.
The Conference Hall, sponsored by the Numaligarh Refinery Ltd., is meant to facilitate small gatherings with a seating capacity of thirty.  The Conference Hall was inaugurated by Shri Deepak Chakravarty, Managing Director, NRL, in the presence of Mananeeya Shri A. Balakrishnanji, Vice President, Vivekananda Kendra Kanyakumari and Shri Dipok Kr. Barthakur, Chairman, VKIC.
Shri Dipak Chakravarty, MD, NRL inaugurating the NRL Conference Hall at the VKICShri Manish Tibrewal, MEP Consultant, Shri Avinash Chirania, Architect, and Shri Bijoy Sharma, Artist, were felicitated by Mananeeya Shri A. Balakrishnanji on the occasion for their contribution and painstaking efforts in giving shape to the Conference Hall. Speaking on the occasion Shri Balakrishnanji recalled the close relationship between Vivekananda Kendra and the NRL.
The latest VKIC Publication, The Main Ceremonies of the Khasi was also released on the occasion by Shri Dipak Chakravarty. The book was translated by Bijoya Sawian from the original Khasi written by K.S. Marbaniang, Sitimon Sawian and Wallamphang Roy.
Addressing the gathering, Sri Dipak Chakravarty said that for the NRL, corporate social responsibility is not something imposed; it is a duty discharged from the heart. The association with the Vivekananda Kendra dates back to 1997 when the NRL was being set up and the Management was keen that value-oriented service is needed not only in the township but in the environs especially in the field of health.  The Kendra responded and the NRL appreciates the dedication and selflessness of the Vivekananda Kendra, he said. With the inauguration of the conference hall, he looked forward to the association with the VKIC, he said.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Book Release : The Main Ceremonies of the Khasi

About Book :
Main Ceremonies of the Khasi cover 1st 4th From the abode of the clouds, where the famed Khasi community lives, is heard a prayer during the naming ceremony of a new born. It invokes the Almighty to bless the child not only with good health and fortune but integrity and honour; to guide its life by the tenets laid down from time immemorial based on the Truth-
  •  Komai lo ko Hok - Earn righteousness - walk on the path of truth and think and do only what is good and just, fair and correct
  •  Tip Briew Tip Blei - Know Man Know God - only when one understands oneself and one's fellow beings and respects and loves them will one understand Divinity
  •  Tip Kur Tip Kha - Know your kith, know your kin - to know members of one's maternal and paternal side to enhance social bonding.
 Thus goes a prayer during the marriage ceremony,

  •  Turn to Thee A Wei, 0 God, Lord and Master, Creator and Dispenser! Be with this couple, in the light and in the shade, in their speech and in their thought, in their actions and reactions, so that they may live as they should- respecting man and revering God...
 So also do the clansmen pray to the departed,

  •  Have no longings and regrets..tout go in peace to God as willed by Him..
Focusing on the three important stages of an individual's life -the naming, marriage and death ceremonies - The Main Ceremonies of the Khasi introduces us to the rich cultural life of the Khasi community. It not only gives details of the ceremonies associated with the Khasi life but also reflects their life's philosophy and social relationships.
It will be released on 21 March 2012 during the inauguration of the VKIC Conference Hall, Guwahati.

Friday, March 16, 2012

Harmony-The Annual Magazine of VKV Ziro

'Harmony' Vol.II, The Annual Magazine of VKV Ziro was released on 15th March 2012 by Smty Nila Mohanan, Deputy Commissioner, Lower Subansiri District. She appreciated VKVs for selfless work. In her address she said lot of officers of Arunachal Pradesh either from VKV, RKM or Sharda Mission. No one can forget the contribution of these Institutions. They are playing pivotal role in the field of education. She appealed to students to be become good citizens of our Motherland. She stressed that students should inculcate good habits and character. At the time of releasing Sri Yachang Tacho, Editor , "The Subansiri" newspaper was also present.
 

Vivekananda Jayanti at Kangra, Himachal Pradesh

Maj Gen. V.K Yadav with swami Ganashanand and Dr. Anil ChohanVivekananda Kendra, Kangra Branch celebrated Vivekananda Jayanti on 12 Jan 2012 in a very special way.


On this occasion, VK Kangra honoured close associates of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose on this day. The persons honoured were Yudhbir Chand Katoch (88 years), Hoshiyar Singh (96 years) of village Brar Dhera, Hoshiyar Singh Thapa (92 years) of Dharamshala, Babar Singh (90 years) of Dharamshala and Rattan Singh (93 years) of Charri village. All were freedom fighters and were part of the Indian National Army. It was an emotional scene in the auditorium when tears trickled down the cheeks of the entire audience in the jam packed hall when details of their sacrifices were narrated.
Twelve meritorious students of different schools were also given awards in connection with a MCQ Competition, which was organized by Vivekananda Kendra on December 11, 2011, in connection with the birth day of Mananiya Shri Ekanath Ranade by Maj. Gen VK Yadav, Shauorya Chakra, the Chief of the Staff HQ 9 Core of Rising Star Corps. In this competition more than two thousand students of different schools from different districts of Himachal Pradesh had participated. The program was conducted at the Govt. Polytechnic College auditorium.



Group Photos with Azad Hind Fauz Freedom Fighters Speaking on the occasion Sri Yadav urged the youth of the region to come forward and participate whole heartedly in nation building. He also urged the gathering to walk on footsteps of Swami Vivekananda to build a strong, vibrant and fully developed India. Gen Yadav said, "Every one of us has to be bold, strong, fearless, hardworking and knowledgeable like Vivekananda with supreme urge of self sacrifice for bringing back the lost glories of our great Nation". The Acharya of Chinmayanand Mission, Swami Gangashanand ji, who presided over the function deliberated on relevance of Swami Vivekananda's teachings in the present scenario and blamed the entire society including the parents of the children for their failure to keep the young generation close to the national ethos. The Principal of Dr. R.P.Government medical College Tanda, Dr. Anil Chohan who was the guest of honour on the occasion, asked the youth to peep into the treasure of teachings of Swami Vivekananda in order to achieve the purpose of life in right perspective.
Sri Ashok Raina of Vivekananda Kendra spoke about the activities of Vivekananda Kendra at the national and the state level. He gave a call to the youth to join Vivekananda Kendra. Bhajans were sung by Shri Gopal Puri and his group from 'Sadha Shiv Mandir' Kangra. The program concluded with Kendra Prathana led by Anil Shama and followed by all.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

VKNARDEP : Newsletter February 2013

Can a Caterpillar become a Zen master? What is 'inscape'? Can meditating over the ecology of the mind create a paradigm shift which can save the ecology of the planet? In this newsletter we present an excerpt from an interview of James Thornton, author and an eco-activist turned ecopsychologist. Read it in our newsletter. At VK-nardep we try to bring you various perspectives on saving the planet from across the cultures of our earth. We believe these varied tones and tunes sing the same song of love and affection to Mother Earth and help us explore and innovate our own ways of serving the planet and her countless communities of humans and non-human beings who share her womb.

We also present you a series of our activities in taking sustainable development forward in different areas: workshops on sustainable agriculture, workshop on traditional bone setting techniques, camps for training in Azolla and Bio-methanation plant technologies etc.ies etc.
It is one of the earliest issues that VK-nardep took up - 'energy village' or Shakti Gram' - a village self-sufficient in its energy needs through renewable energy technologies. In this newsletter we explore how we envisioned this idea almost 25 years ago and today where do we stand? We are sure you will also enjoy this time travel where going to the past we see how we foresaw our future possibilities.
Then in our wisdom section we have a musician and two mystics share their visions of Divinity in nature as well as future of humanity. We wish you all a very happy reading of our newsletter this month. You can download it all here. (http://vknardep.org/newsletter/vknardep_Feb_2012.pdf) We are also happy to announce that our Gramodaya for Right Living exhibition is now online. Have an online experience of right living by clicking here (http://www.vkgramodaya.org/). Pasumai Vikatan is an important popular agricultural magazine aimed at green agriculture. They have a green helpline where you can here Dr. Kamalasanan Pillai of VK-nardep explain the Azolla technology. The greenline is : 044-668080300

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Environmental friendly “Plastic Roads” in Vivekanandapuram

Vasudeoji, Secretary VK Nardep - pouring plastic wasteVivekananda Kendra Kanyakumari has adopted the new environmentally friendly technology of “Plastic Roads”. Of over 3.5 km of roads of Vivekanandapuram campus – the Head-Quarter of Vivekananda Kendra at Kanyakumari - about 1 km is now “Plastic Road".
Shredded plastic waste for use in road buildingPlastic roads are constructed using the waste plastic in the conventional Tar Road.  Plastic is environmentally hazardous because it is non-bio-degradable i.e. it cannot be broken down into its components. Such is the strength of its chemical bonding. This permanence is a threat to nature. A novel initiative by Dr. R. Vasudevan of Thiagarajar College of Engineering, Madurai has shown a solution to this problem by using such plastic wastes in Road Construction. Experiments and experience have proved that it increases the durability of the roads by years and also helps in disposing the waste in a useful way. This technology is being accepted and adopted in different parts of India and world, albeit slowly.  The details of the technology can be read on http://pmgsy.nic.in/circulars/GPW.htm.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

News Round-up @ February - 2012

vkv matripujaIt gives us an immense happiness to share that we could conduct the Matri Puja in all the 19 secondary schools. The ambience of the Puja in all the schools was excellent. It is wonderful sight that the parents, teachers and students expressing their commitment to uphold, nurture and transmit the eternal values our culture especially Matru Devo Bhava, Pitru Devo Bhava, Acharya Devo Bhava, Atithi Devo Bhava and Rashtra Devo Bhava.Many parents and students were in tears during the time of Matri Puja. Parents and students were spontaneous in expressing their feelings about the Puja.

A noted doctor Dr.B.Rana who is a parent of VKV- Sher appraised the gathering about the role of his mother in his life and appreciated the efforts of school to give both value based and modern knowledge to students. He has donated a sum of 25,000/- to school for the developmental activities.


vkv matripujaAnother parent of VKV- Nivedita Vihar who is a teacher in Govt. school assured the gathering that he would be introducing the Puja in his school and all those he will come across as Matri Puja need to be seen as the important part of education.

Matrusammelan:

Snehavardhini, the forum of the spouses of teaching and non-teaching staff members of VKV- Oyan campus, organized a Matrusammelan on 03.03.2012 in VKV- Oyan. They have visited more than 100 houses to invite the people for the Sammelan out which 82 could attend.


The role of women in family and society, the need of strengthening the family which is smallest unit of the nation, few examples to highlight the role and the sacrifices of mothers etc. were the points stressed in the Sammelan. Meticulous planning and practicing was done by the team to make it a success.  This team is taking active participation in all the activities of the school and they also take Samskar Varga for hostellers of Primary classes once in a week.

 A timely help:

The staff of VKV- Kuporijo rushed in the midnight to join the villagers for fire –fighting in Kuporijo village. Not only that, the students and staff donated a sum of 5000/- to the fire victim within 24 hours which has brought a sense of relief to the victim. The Karyakartas of Vivekananda Kendra always stand in front to help the needy from distress. The timely act of VKV- Kuporijo is such one, a model to follow.

Arunachal Day:
The 26th Arunachal state hood day was celebrated with pomp and show at all the VKVs in Arunachal Pradesh.  VKV Band teams were the main attraction at the programmes organized at various District and SDO H/Qs.
Like a commander, decide the mission to be fulfilled and then plan the strategy, taking into consideration the power, the potentialities and the limitations.  Think of the best manner in which the goal is to be achieved.

Monday, March 5, 2012

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Kanyakumari-629 702,
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Parama Poojaniya Sri Gurui Purasakar

Parama Poojaniya Sri Gurui Purasakar Parama Poojaniya Sri Gurui Purasakar given to Vivekananda Kendra for its work in "Samaj Prabodhan" by Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh Jankalyan Samiti Maharashtra Prant on 19 February 2012. Some of the photos. For this some of Pranta Adhikaris of Maharashtra and from Aurnagabad were also present.

Pariksha De Hastein Hastein at Itanagar

Pariksha De Hastein Hastein Feb2012 ItanagarVivekananda Kendra Arun Jyoti has organized workshop “Pariksha De Hastein Hastein Cum Career Counselling” for the students of D. N .G. College on 28 Feb to 03 March, The five day workshop  was aimed at  preparing the students physically, mentally and psychologically fit for facing the examinations confidently and coolly, It dealt with various elements related to exams.

Shri Rupesh Mathur, State Organizer of  Vivekananda Kendra Arunachal  Pradesh explained the Concept of exam, confidence building, memory development, techniques for concentration, importance of sleep, technique for gaining energy and enjoying the study by intelligently using the technique of focusing and defocusing.

The practical sessions included loosening and breathing exercises, Yogaasana, Pranaayama and Trataka.

Pariksha De Hastein Hastein Feb2012 ItanagarShri Jahang Ajang, Education Counsellor conducted the whole workshop and took the session on Career Counselling & guidance which helps the students to choose their goal. Games for development of Concentration & Memory were also conducted by karyakarta of Vivekananda Kendra. Along with the students, the lecturers of D. N. G. Collage also participated  in the workshop.

Griha Pravesh at PanBazar, Guwahati

Gruh Pravesh of Assam Prant KaryalayaVivekananda Kendra has got a new building at Pan Bazar, Guwahati. The Griha Pravesh of this building at Panbazar, Guwahati was solemnized traditionally on Phalguna Shukla Tritiya tithi (24 February 2012).

The Ganapati Hawan started at 10.00am on the day in the first floor of the Bhawan which is meant for Vivekananda Kendra Asomiya Prakashan Vibhag (VKAPV) followed by Karma Yoga Sloka Sangraha chanting by the Karyakartas and well wishers. Prasad Sevan started at 12.30pm and continued till the end of the day.


Bhajan Sandhya was at 5.30pm in the Second floor, which is meant for the administrative office of Vivekananda Kendra Shiksha Prasar Vibhag (VKSPV) followed by Nagara Naam (a special type of Kirtan (Prayer) in Assam with local musical instruments called Nagara) by the invited Bhakats (devotees).


The Vastu Shanti Puja was performed at 6.30pm on the day in the ground floor. The third floor of this Bhawan is the Pranta Karyalaya of VK Assam Prant.


Gruh Pravesh of Assam Prant KaryalayaThe entire day was blessed by the presence of different stake holders of Kendra. The multi purpose activity centre which has come up in a centrally located plot of land in the Guwahati city is donated by Smt Savita Goswami and Smt Subrata Barua for the noble task and definitely the contribution and support from different well wishers has helped to move the first phase (Bhawan Nirman) of this effort successfully. Presence of Mananeeya Balakrishananji was very encouraging and inspiring. As part of Grih Pravesh of Bhavan “Vimarsh” Series also started on 27th  Feb and Mananeeya Balakrishnanji deliberated on topic “ Swami Vivekananda – Need of the hour” in presence of 60 wellwishers and Karyakartas of Guwahati Branch.


Vivek Bhaskara-2012 – Mass Suryanamaskaram at Kovilpatti, Tamilnadu

Mass Suryanamaskaram at Kovilpatti, TamilnaduOn 23rd February 2012, over 2600 school students gathered at AV High School Kovilpatti Tamilnadu and performed 12 Suryanamaskaras enmass.This was their tribute to Swami Vivekananda for his 150th Birth day.This Mega event – first of its kind in Kovilpatti region - was organized by Vivekananda Kendra Kanyakumari, Kovilpatti Branch of Tamilnadu. These students were from 18 schools in and around Kovilpatti.
<Mass Suryanamaskaram at Kovilpatti, TamilnaduInaugurated by Chief Guest TmT. Ayyalummal, Head Mistress of Govt. Girls School Kovilpatti, the event was addressed by Thiru Krishnamurthyji-Editor Vivek Vani, Sri Ayyappanji-Secretary RDP, Sri.S.K.Subramaniyan Correspondent of VKV Vallioor and Sri Krishnaswami-Vibhag Sanghatak Tamilnadu and conducted by Sri Paramguru-District Incharge for Kovilpatti. Also 90 teachers from the participating schools and many spectators were present to witness this memorable event.

Mathru Pooja (Mothers' Day Celebration)

Mothers day celebration at vkv kanyakumariMothers, with a smiling wrinkled face, celebrated the mothers’ Day in a fabulous way. The celebration started  at 1.00 pm with various competitions like Rangoli, cooking, Chanting Gita Slokas, making things from waste materials, Musical chair, shot put and blouring ballooms, in which the mothers took part very enthusiastically.
Mothers day celebration at vkv kanyakumariThe meeting started at 4.30 pm with the prayer song. Bharathi teacher welcomed the gathering with a smiling face. Few mothers and one of our teachers shared their valuable experiences of this day. They said that the day made them forget all their worries. Then the winner of the competitions were awarded prizes by the chief guest, Smt. Meenadev, Mayor of Nagercoil. She was honoured by our Principal and she delivered a fruitful speech in which she threw light on the greatness of women. Dhaya teacher expressed the gratitude to the gathering.
The main motto of celebrating mothers’ Day was, for the mothers to introduce and share their experiences and opinions among themselves. In that aspect, it was successful celebration.

Mothers' Day Celebration VKV Vallioor

mothers day celebration vkv vallioorMothers’ Day was celebrated in a grand way in our school on 18.02.2012.  Smt. Gomathy, Managing Director of Mag Gas, Vallioor &  Mrs. Tamilselvi, Lecturer (English Dept) in TDMNS college,  Kallikulam were the chief guests for the function. Mrs. Tamilselvi highlighted in her address to the gathering, the greatness of the children as well as their duties towards bringing up the children as  good citizens. Nearly 85 mothers participated in the celebrations.  Different competitions  were conducted for the mothers and winners were honoured.

Matri Puja conducted at VKV Ziro

Ramayan Darshan ModelOn 19th February 2012, Our Vidyalaya conducted, Matri Puja.

Kendra Elders, Km. Alka Gauri Didi, Saha Pranta Sanghathak Vyavstha Pramukh of Arunachal Pradesh, VK-AJ and Sri K.P.Rao,Principal, VKV Yazali cum C.I/c,Subansiri Cluster attended the Puja.


The Puja started at 10.45 am with Chanting of 'Sahanavavtu..........'


Welcome Speech was given by Undersigned with mentioning the specialty of Present Class Ten Batch students.


Ramayan Darshan ModelThe Importance of the Day was explained by Sri K.P.Rao sir. In his speech he very beautifully expressed the value of MOTHER and our Duties towards them.


Km. Alka Gauri Didi also in her blessings to students explained the reason and purpose of Matri Puja through stories and different facts of Indian Culture. She also showed a beautiful comparison of our Indian culture with other parts of the world together with our age all tradition of valuing our Parents.


The Puja was arranged and done in a befitted manner with washing of parent’s feet, Tilak, Aarti and Prasad and Chanting of different Vedic Mantras by Sri Dipak Sharma.

Total 61 Parents attended the Programme out of 73 Students. Out of these 61 Parents the programme was attended by 5 fathers and other all Mothers.
At the completion of the Puja two Mothers expressed their experience and gratitude towards the School for conducting such programme. They told that such programme should be arranged in every school of Arunachal Pradesh for the complete education of the children. Four students also spoke their experiences.

Personality Development Camp at Pasighat, Arunachal Pradesh

Personality Development Camp at Pasighat, Arunachal PradeshVivekananda Kendra, Arun Jyoti Pasighat branch have conducted One Day Personality Development Camp at GTC Gangging, Pasighat. 26 students delightfully participated in this camp. SahaNagar Pramukh Dana Moyong (Agriculture officer, Pasighat ) was the chief guest, he told the students to follow the ideals of Swami Vivekananda. The main motto of this camp was to develop personality and to unfold the real potential within them, which is present in each soul as said by Swami Vivekananda. Students were inspired by the ideas of Swami Vivekananda to have faith in self & be fearless. Students enjoyed singing the patriotic song, Yoga, Games, group discussion “Role of youth towards India”, Exhibition “Samartha Bharat Prava” Quiz Competition on SBP.

Career Counselling for VKV Umrangso

Career Counselling for VKV UmrangsoUnder the leadership of Vivekananda Kendra Prasar Vibhag, Tezpur, Vivekananda Kendra Vidyalaya (NEEPCO) Umrangso hosted a Career Counselling Session for class XII students of the school and the locality at its premises on 6 Feb’ 2012. The expert counsellors from Sree Saraswati Thygaraja College (STC), Pollachi, Tamilnadu, conducted a three-hour long interactive session with the students on the ways and means of identifying one’s potential interest and skills in various areas of learning and works.
Dr. Janetius, Director, Centre for Counselling and Guidance, STC, and Mr. Sadiq Basha, Head, English Department, STC, elaborated with the help of powerpoint slides different career avenues emerging in this fast changing world and the ways of internalization and introspection for making a fateful choice for themselves. They exhorted students to sincerely work upon the options before finally fixing on their own area of skill and interest. They also warned students   not to make a hasty choice under any overpowering influence of parents, friends or get carried away by the glamour of a particular career profile in vogue. It is insisted that students must make a conscious choice of career path based on a balanced judgement of their aptitude, interest and ability along with unmistaken feedback and observation from parents, teachers, friends and other appropriate sources. The process of making a choice involves a combination of interaction and introspection in all these different levels, opined the experts.Career Counselling for VKV Umrangso Around 40 odd students and another 15 parents attending the session unanimously admitted that it was an eye-opener for them. A general opinion transpired from the whole exercise that career guidance programmes in the beginning or middle of an academic session would be convenient for students and the participation opportunity could be extended to Class X and XI students as well.

‘‘संस्कृति-रेणु’’ : भारतीय संस्कृति तथा साहित्य चल प्रदर्शनी

Samskruti renu ratha a mobile libraryस्वामी विवेकानन्द के साहित्य और विचारों को जन जन तक, प्रदेश के गांव-गांव तक पहुंचाने के लिए संस्कृति-रेणु भारतीय संस्कृति तथा साहित्य चल प्रदर्शनी को एक पुस्तकालय का रूप भी  दिया गया है। जिसमें स्वामी विवेकानन्द के साहित्य को भली भांति प्रदर्शित किया गया हैं। १८ फ़रवरी, शनिवार को गोविंददेवजी मंदिर के सत्संग भवन में विवेकानंद केन्द्र राजस्थान की ओर से आयोजित ’’संस्कृति-रेणु’’ वाहन के लोकार्पण समारोह को संबोधित करते हुए विवेकानंद केन्द्र के राष्ट्रीय उपाध्यक्ष मा. बालकृष्णन ने कहा कि केन्द्र का उद्देष्य भारतीयों को संगठित कर उनमें आत्मिक शक्ति पैदा करना है। केन्द्र शिक्षा, ग्रामविकास, स्वास्थ्य, योग एवं सूर्य नमस्कार के माध्यम से देश की युवापीढ़ी को जागृत करने का काम कर रहा है।



उन्होंने कहा कि अगले वर्ष (2013-2014) को स्वामी विवेकानन्द की सार्ध षती समारोह के रूप में मनाया जाएगा। इसको ध्यान में रखते हुए हमने भारत को पाँच आयामों - युवक, सवंर्धिनी (महिला), प्रबुद्ध भारत (बुद्धिशक्ति), ग्रामायण और वनवासी को विषेष रूप से अपने सामने रखा है। इन क्षेत्रों में विवेकानन्द का संदेश ले जाने के लिए पूरे साल कार्यक्रमों का आयोजन किया जाएगा। उन्होंने पूर्वांचल के हालात पर चिंता जताते हुए कहा कि आज भी वहाँ के कुछ राज्यों के लिए अपने को बहुत अधिक ध्यान देने की आवश्यकता है। इसलिए ऐसी जनजातियों के बीच जाकर उन्हें मुख्यधारा से जोड़कर उनमें देशभक्ति की भावना जगाई जाएगी।


Samskruti renu ratha a mobile libraryदूरदर्शन केन्द्र जयपुर के निदेषक आर.पी.मीणा ने कहा कि स्वामीजी के संदेश किसी धर्म विशेष के लिए न होकर मानव मात्र के लिए हैं। विवेकानन्द का राजस्थान से विशेष लगाव था और वे खेतड़ी, किशनगढ़ और अजमेर आए थे। उनकी प्रेरणा से कई लोगों ने स्वतंत्रता आंदोलन में भाग लिया। उन्होंने कहा कि दूरदर्शन केन्द्र जयपुर ने भी उनके जीवन पर आधारित चार डाक्यूमेंट्री फिल्में बनाई हैं। गोस्वामी अंजनकुमार (मन्दिर के महन्त) ने विवेकानन्द को युवाओं का प्रेरणा स़्त्रोत बताते हुए कहा कि आज जो युवा अपना मार्ग भटक गए हैं वे उनके बताए मार्ग पर चलें ताकि भारत की आध्यात्मिक एवं सांस्कृतिक विरासत को आगे ले जाया जा सके।

अअमेरिका से आई श्रीमती रेणु मल्होत्रा जिनके सौजन्य से यह चल प्रदर्शनी राजस्थान को प्राप्त हुई है, ने कहा कि विदेशों में लोग हिन्दू धर्म के बारे में जानना चाहते हैं। उन्होंने अपना अनुभव बताते हुए कहा कि एक बार चर्च में जब उन्हें हिन्दू धर्म के बारे में कुछ जानकारी देने के लिए कहा गया तो उन्होंने बताया कि हिन्दू धर्म तो बहुत आसान है ‘‘हम भी सुखी रहें आप भी सुखी रहो’’ यह प्रेरणा मुझे स्वामी विवेकानन्द की पुस्तकों से मिली। बंगाली मूल की श्रीमती मल्होत्रा बताती हैं कि 45 वर्ष पहले जब वे अमेरिका गई थीं तो उनकी माँ ने स्वामी विवेकानन्द की एक पुस्तक उन्हें दी थी तब से ही विवेकानन्द के विचारों की ओर उनका रुझान बढ़ता गया।
इस अवसर पर राजस्थान विवेकानंद केन्द्र के संचालक डाँ. बद्रीप्रसाद पंचोली, श्री सुदर्शन कुमार मल्होत्रा, लोग उपस्थित थे। 

Free Opearion Camp 2012

Free Opearion Camp 2012Vivekananda Kendra Arun Jyoti, Arunachal Pradesh recently conducted one Free Surgical Camp in collaboration with Remote Area Medical (RAM) corp., Knoxville, U.S.A. The camp was inaugurated on 12.02.2012 and was successfully concluded on 17.02.2012 at Central Hospital of Coal India Ltd., Margherita, Assam. The Chief General Manager of Coal India Ltd. Sri P.K.Borah Inaugurated the camp.
Coal India Ltd under its Corporate Social responsibility fully cooperated with Vivekananda Kendra with its manpower and all sort of logistic support. People from many remote areas of Tirap,Changlang and Lower Dibang Valley districts of Arunachal Pradesh registered their names for the camp. A total 78 patients were screened by our own doctor and 37 were registered for surgeries. During the camp 34 operations were done successfully by a six member team of dedicated NRI Doctors. Free Opearion Camp 2012Mitra Medical Services LLP provided endoscopy machines with experts. They conducted 59 endoscopies free of cost and medicines were prescribed and provided. During the camp 124 patients came for various check-ups and after examination were provided free medicines. Medicines were supplied by Govt.of Gujarat and Geo-Enpro Petroleum Company, Kharsang oil fields.

Ramayan Darshan

Ramayan Darshan Model“Ramayan Darshan” – a pictorial Exhibition on the Ramayan, our National Epic, is coming up at Vivekanandapuram, Kanyakumari – the town where Swami Vivekananda meditated. The Exhibition through its 108 panels will depict important episodes from Ramayana and will have a 27 feet tall statue of Hanuman in front.

Param Pujaniya Sarsanghachalak Mohanji Bhagavat unveiled the model of the Exhibition Building on 12th February 2012 at Vivekanandapuram. Vice President of Vivekananda Kendra Balakrishnanji and many officials from Sangha and Vivekananda Kendra were present at the event.

PP Mohanji Bhagavat lighting the lamp during Model UnveilingThe proposed holy Exhibition project is estimated to cost Rs. Five crores and will be housed in a two storied building designed according to our traditional culture. Each of the 108 Panels will be in ornamented teak wood frame in Mural or oil painting and can be sponsored by donating Rs. Five lakhs.The 27 feet tall Hanuman statue, the cynosure of the exhibition, will be in black granite and will cost Rs. 50 lakhs. Vivekananda Kendra appeals to all philanthropists, government agencies, corporate houses and individual donors to contribute liberally to participate in this National Endeavour. 

International Conference on thoughts of Swami Vivekanand


International Conference on thoughts of Swami Vivekananda“Teaching of Vivekananda would help us to decipher the universal consciousness”, said Sri Dattatreya Hosabale, Sah-Sarkaryawah of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh as Guest of Honour in the Inaugural Function of International Youth Conference on Youth for Integral Humanism, the first conference of its kind to commemorate Swami Vivekananda’ s 150th birth anniversary (1863-2013) at Pantnagar.

While addressing the delegates, Sri Dattatrey said, “Swami Vivekananda loudly proclaimed that India is a country which has given spirituality to the world and therefore, India has to lead the path of spiritual refinement. Swami Ji always said that according to the old religion, the one who does not believe in god is an atheist but the new religion says that one who does not believe in himself is an atheist! For a county like India, outward journey is necessary for us and there has to be a harmony between body, mind and soul. These thoughts of SwamiJi emphasized to generate and utilize the spiritual energy to generate an equitable and just Indian society”. He spoke in stretch about about Vedantic Socialism and its importance in present context.

Vivekananda Swadhyay Mandal at G . B. Pant University of Agriculture Technology, Pantnagar organized this International Youth Conference to bring the learned scholars and youth on same platform to discuss the relevance of Swami Vivekananda and his thoughts in present context. The conference witnessed more than 300 participants along with few foreign delegates. The participant group was varied ranging from professionals across the country to students representing universities covering whole of India from Meghalaya in East to Rajasthan in West and Tamil Nadu in South to Punjab in North to foreign delegates from neighboring countries like Nepal, Bangladesh, Kenya and Uganda.

Inaugurating the conference, Dr.Pranav Pandya, the Chancellor of Dev Sanskriti Viswavidyalaya, Haridwar expressed his thoughts by acknowledging the Vedas and the ancient culture of this vast country, where the greatest saint of all times have lived. “Vivekananda was a product of this vast land, whose words echo even till today. Strength lies in Swamiji’s words- “Believe in yourself !” Through this, Swamiji discovered the soul of India. He further stressed that some day we have to begin with our inward journey. Humanity is the bedrock of universe. Swami Vivekananda said that real men have nerves of steel and heart of lion! That it is only through sheer perseverance and constant struggle that one achieves a mammoth will power which moves the entire universe. Generosity and a compassionate spirit would be helpful in achieving this goal. We have to enlighten this candle and spread the light to all those who are cursing the darkness of ignorance & inactivity, Dr. Pandya said.

The conference was intended to bring Integrated and Holistic Development of Youth to identify the gaps and grey areas in the society and thus to bring out opportunities and solutions through Swami Vivekananda’s teachings in the modern perspective.

While addressing the august audience, Guest of Honour Sushri Nivedita Bhide, Vice President, Vivekananda Kendra, Kanyakumari said that human is an integral part of the universe just like a wave which is an attribute of the ocean. She focused on the oneness and immortality of human soul. She also emphasized the delegates to take the path of selfless service to enlighten ourselves and help us reach the ultimate goal of salvation.

Vice-Chancellor Dr.B.S.Bisht, while giving his presidential address in the inaugural ceremony, said that Pantnagar University has been a torch-bearer in green revolution and is committed to lead the revolution of man-making and youth development as well. “Economic development becomes unilateral and paralysed in long run without the generation of true human beings with a spirit of universal surveillance and collective growth”, he added. He put his gratitude for the dignitaries for their Pantnagar visit and declared it a rare moment for academia to churn on such a relevant issue of youth development and Swami Vivekananda.  
Dr. Ashok N. Bhaskarwar, Head of Chemical Engg.- IIT Delhi, Shri Jagdish Upasane, former Executive Editor, IndiaToday (Hindi), Shri Rajendra Chaddha, National Joint Convener, Prajna Pravah, Shri Ravi Iyyer, Global Convener, Sewa International; Professor Shashi Dhiman, Vice chancellor of Himanchal Pradesh Technical University; Dr. Nandita Pathak, Deendayal Research Institute, Chitrakoot;  Shri Manoj Joshi, Managing Director Shikhar group, Sri Ajay Rastogi, Sri Raghav Garg, Dr. M.M.verma, Acharya Agyatdarshan and other eminent scholars presented their well-conceived thoughts and papers in the conference alongwith the youth delegates from all over country.

Various literatures published by Vivekananda Swadhyay Mandal, based on Swamiji’s thoughts titled ‘Saving Humanity: Swami Vivekanand Perspective’; ‘Motivational Leadership: The Vivekananda Way’ and a collection of poems named ‘Anubhuti’ published by Vivekanand Swadhyay Mandal were unveiled on this occasion.

The conference discussed in-depth about the life and works of Swami Vivekananda and correlated them with present quest of integrated development, happiness and satisfaction, universal harmony and protecting mother earth. The delegates also displayed their detailed papers in form of poster to acquaint the audience with their views.The conference culminated with important recommendations for individuals, institutions, civic bodies, government sector and world bodies. The deliberated papers have been published in form an edited volume, “Saving Humanity: Swami Vivekananda Perspective”, available with Vivekananda Swadhyay Mandal ("www.vsmpantnagar.org") for wider circulation for which request can be made on vsmpantnagar [AT] gmail.com. Sri Jagdish Upasane, the former Sr. Editor of India Today was the Chief Guest of Valedictory ceremony of the conference.

While discussing about the impact of this conference, Dean Student Welfare of Pantnagar University Dr A.K.Karnatak said that the influence of thoughts of Swami Vivekananda on youth mentality is immense and Vivekananda Swadhyay Mandal at Pantnagar University has taken an exemplary lead to serve humanity by bringing the thoughts of Swamiji in action through generating a band of dedicated youth committed to do good for human values. “This event is commendable and other universities should also move ahead for such conferences and other intellectual activities to commemorate the 150th birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda in befitting manner”, he added.

Doctors meeting in VKV Tisukia, Assam

Doctors meeting in VKV Tisukia, AssamA meeting of doctors of Tinsukia who are our parents/Alumni with a  team of 6 members of NRI (Non-resident Indians)  Doctors led by Dr. Gangadhar Maddiwar,  Volunteer of Remote Area medicals(RAM) from USA was organised in VKV Tinsukia on 11 Feb 2012 at 5.00pm. The purpose of the meeting was said by Dr. Debaishs Dey Adhikari, ( Coordinator ), to start  free medical activities in Tinsukia district and in the State of ASSAM. Dr. Maddiwar through a Video Clip shared the services his team has rendered in different parts of the world with the purpose of helping poor people. The proposal to start the Free Medical Service has been discussed to commemorate with the 150th Birth Anniversary of Swami Vivekananda.
Dr.Kirti Ranjan Dey a renowned gynecologist of Tinsukia shared his service activities through Lions Club also agreed to join the team for surgery camps in future. It was a good interaction session. Dr.A. Dutta of Chabua, said that such medical camps can be conducted in Tata Chabua hospital in the coming future.


Doctors meeting in VKV Tisukia, AssamDr. Swaraj Bhattacharjee a renowned eye specialist  of Tinsukia district and President of Rotary club emphasized on the follow up of the works and came forward to support pre and post operation care in his hospital. Dr Gogoi, President IMA expressed his willingness to support free eye operation camp in Civil hospital, Tinsukia.  Every team members of the NRI, doctors expressed their feeling of happiness in working in Arunachal Pradesh which are organized by Arun Jyoti of Vivekananda Kendra. All the local Doctors present in the Meeting felt to start the Medical Services in the remote areas of Tinsukia District to begin with.  Alumni members of VKV Tinsukia has come forward to organise medical camps in the district. The meeting ended on a positive note. 24 people attended   the meeting.  

Students of VKV Nalbari Vists Army Campus at Rangiya

Students of VKV Nalbari Vists Army Campus at RangiyaA visit to the 21 Red Horns Signals Division Rangiya unit has invited our school to celebrate together the 101 Raising day of the Unit. All 50 students along with the 4 teachers had reported the unit at 10 am morning. The unit had sent school bus to pick up the students from the school. The band troupe with some girls from class VIII had gone to the Rangiya unit. The students were shown the vommunication complex of the division. A demonstrator helped them in understanding the equipments. After that a cricket match was conducted among the students, two teams were formed- one loculo hIgh school and a team of VKV Nalbari. The Loculo school won the toss and decided to bat and a 34 runs victory target was set. The match was of 5 overs. Our team finished the match in two overs by fours and six. The team was appreciated by all the dignatoroes present there.

A second match was conducted with the officers of Red Horns and The teachers and proffessors of IIT who were also being invited for this celebration. We also won the match against the royal Officers team.
Students of VKV Nalbari Vists Army Campus at RangiyaThe food for all was served after the match and prize distribution was conducted afterward. at around 3 pm The army school bus was ready to dropped all the students of VKV back to their campu.
The day was a fruitful day for students as they got a good exposure and the activity has motivated them a lot. They were all happy for the day.

Students Benefited From Career Counselling

Students Benefited From Career CounsellingFeb. 5 days of Educational Career Guidance and Counselling workshops were conducted at different schools in the capital complex. The programme was organized byVivekananda Kendra Arun Jyoti Itanagar in collaboration with acounselling team of Saraswati Thyagaraja College (STC) Coimbatore led by Sri S. Venkatesh, Secretary STC. The workshops wereconducted at Green Mount, Aronadaya Hr sec School, Kendra Vidhyalaya No.1, V.K.V Balijan, Simple Beginning coaching institutes Naharlagun and V.K.V Chimpu. 782 students participated in the workshop
Students Benefited From Career CounsellingIn Every Schools a very similar responds were seen in terms ofstudent curiosity about the career counselling. It was observed that students of our state are really in need of such exposure. It is not just Medical and Engineering where one can shine. But there are numbers of other courses that one can choose. The speciality of the workshop was that students were guided on “HOW TO CHOOSE WHAT CAREER”, In Order to Success in any course one need to indentify one’s own APTITUDE, TYPE OF PERSONALITY, INTELLIGENT LEVEL AND FIELD OF INTEREST. Identifying these aspects makes the chosen subject very easy to grasp and understand thus resulting excellent output. According to Dr. Janatius Director, centre for counselling and Guidance (STC) people remain unemployed because of mismatch of their educational course with own Aptitude and interest. He further said, even if a person is successful in securing a high profile job but if it is not of his liking and aptitude
his life would be in disaster. He won’t be living satisfied and happy life; instead he would be wasting his real talent and abilities. Sri Sadiq Basha HOD of English STC, has guided the students about theavailability of different courses with their institution in different parts India. The whole programme was coordinated by Sri Jahang Ajang an Educational Counsellor and karyakartas of Arun Jyoti.
As a coordinator and budding Educational Counsellor I would like to appeal every Educational Institutions and those likeminded people to encourage such activities. It is due to lack of educational guidance that there are lots of educated unemployed youths in Arunachal Pradesh.

VISHWABHANU - Bimonthly Bulletin of VKVVF : December'11 & January'12

VISHWABHANU - Bimonthly Bulletin of Vivekananda Kendra Vedic Vision Foundation is released today covering the month December 2011 and January 2012.

Butterfly Metamphor and Sustainable Development

Greetings from Vivekananda Kendra - nardep!
Butterfly Metamphor and Sustainable DevelopmentThis month newsletter brings you a view on how the actual change in the society towards sustainable development takes place. Evolutionary Biologist Elisabet Sahtouris explains this through the metaphor of how a butterfly emerges from the caterpillar. This is an excerpt from her famous book "Earth Dance".
We have two happy features in this newsletter. One is the announcement of 'societal innovation award' by NRDC (National Research Development Corporation) being awarded to Dr. Kamalasannan Pillai our senior scientist. He is popularly known as Dr."Azolla" Pillai because of his wonderful work in propagating Azolla as a bio-feed for cattle through the cost-effective NARDEP backyard cultivation technology. There is a brief feature on the work of Dr. Pillai in this newsletter.We take this opportunity to make this technology flower into a people's movement for the marginal livestock farmers of this country and hopefully those is all developing countries.

Butterfly Metamphor and Sustainable DevelopmentThe next happy feature is the work in Murugan Kuntram - a small hillock in the southernmost part of Kanyakuamri - where VK-nardep has successully constructed a beautiful rainwater harvesting/management structure in the form of a temple tank.This has been achieved with the assistance of Sri.R.G.Keswani and the active participation of local community.Tradition, Technology and Social networking all have come together for this eco-achievement. This is a replicable model for many parts of Tamil Nadu. And this can also bring a revolutionary change in the water harvesting landscape of the state. Speaking of social networking Our Siddha doctor Dr.Ganapathi is in facebook now. His facebook inputs are valuable insights into the world of Siddha healing and good living. You will find the link in this newsletter.

Butterfly Metamphor and Sustainable DevelopmentIn the wisdom section we have a cellular biologist, a spiritual feminist and Swami Vivekananda talking about the centrality of oneness to our visions and actions. Thus we have Ursula Goodenough a cellular biologist speaking of how " the sacredness of life, of the astonishing complexity of cells and organisms, of the vast lengths of time" invoke in us "religious emotions", Swami Vivekananda speaking of how "happiness belongs to him who knows this oneness, who knows he is one with this universe" and Gangaji a spiritual feminist speaks of all life forms as "a collective cosmic story", "a teeming theater of lifeforms appearing and disappearing" while beyond this dance of names and forms Life is always there.


You can enjoy all these by clicking here... http://www.vknardep.org We wish you all a happy eco-spiritual experience in reading our newsletter.