Friday, July 19, 2013

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Vimarsh : Uttarakhand Trasadi : Ek Chintan

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विवेकानन्द केन्द्र कन्याकुमारी शााखा भोपाल द्वारा आयोवित “विमर्श” एक वैचारिक जाागरण श्रुंखला दिनांक 13 जुलाई 2013 को संपन्न हुआ I समारोह वर्ष के दौरान प्रबुद्ध  वर्ग गोष्ठी के रूप में यह आयोजन किया गया था I “उत्तराखंड त्रासदी : एक चिंतन” विषय पर दुष्यंत कुमार पाण्डुलिपि संग्रहालय भोपाल में आयोजित इस मंथन मे नगर के चिन्तक  जन उपस्थित रहे, ज्वलंत विषय होने के कारण लोगों की श्रेष्ठ एवं जागरूक सहभावगता रही I इस घटनाक्रम से संबंधित अनेक तथ्यात्मक बिन्दुओं पर चर्चा हुई, इसी वर्ष उत्तराखंड की यात्रा करने वाले केन्द्र कायशकताश भी उपवथथत थे विन्हंने तत्कालीन
परिस्थितियों पर प्रकाश डालते हुए बताया कि इस भयावह स्थिति का अंदेशा वहां के सामान्य लोगों को हो गया था I इसके अतिरिक्त राजनैतिक असंवेदनशीलता, मानवीय धर्म, मानवीय कर्तव्यों को लेकर भी अनेक बिन्दु विमर्श मे आये, हमारे ही धार्मिक स्थलों के प्रति बदलता हुआ हमारा दृष्टिकोण इस तरह की परिस्थितियों को न्योता देता है अस्तु आपदा प्राकृतिक नहीं मानवीकृत ही है I  जब जब हम अपनी नैतिक जिम्मेदारियों से विमुख हुए है तब तब प्रकृति ने हमें संकेत दिया है I

चार धाम यात्रा भी अमरनाथ यात्रा की तरह प्रमुख है इसलिए इसके प्रबंधन व नियोजन हेतु कोई निश्र्चित कदम उठाये जाने चाहिए जैसे यात्रियोंका पंजीयन, प्रति वर्ष यात्रियों की संख्या का निर्धारिकरण इत्यादी I चर्चा का समापन करते हुए प्रान्त प्रमुख श्री रामभुवन सिंहजी ने बताया कि "धर्म भारत की आत्मा है" और यदि किसी भी रूप से अपने क्षुद्र स्वार्थ हेतु इस आत्म तत्व पर प्रहार हुआ तो यह देश इस तरह की चुनौतियों से जूझता रहेगा I श्री रामभुवन जी ने सेना के कार्य की सराहना करते हुए सादर कृतज्ञता व्यक्त की I नगर प्रमुख श्री मनोज पाठक जी ने विमर्श की प्रस्तावना रखी, कायक्रम का संचालन नगर स्वाध्याय प्रमुख श्री सौरभ शुक्ला जी ने किया I प्रान्त संगठक आ.शीतल दीदी एवं अन्य सभी दायित्ववान कायकर्ता कार्यक्रम में सहभागी हुए I

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Sports coaching in Arunachal VKV

This time selected PETs will go in selected 6 VKVs and their expertise will be used to train/orient students in that particular area (Marchpast, Volleyball, Football, Rope and Pole Malkhamb, Badminton, Kho-Kho, Basket Ball, Yoga, Chess, Khabadi, Lezim are the few selected items) VKVs Itanagar, Roing, Vivek Vihar, Yazali Jirdin and Dado are in the selected schools now.  Below is report came in Arunachal Times about VKV Itanagar.
By August all six venues will complete their training prog. for 10 days.  Other schools also will get the opportunity once 1st Round of selected schools complete.
A specially designed 10-day coaching camp for students of VKV, Itanagar was inaugurated by Director of Sports and Youth Affairs DK Dinglow on 15th July. While offering Sangey Lhaden Sports Academy for training the students of the school, Dinglow said that there is no dearth of sports talent in Arunachal Pradesh but the state lacks infrastructure. About 90 selected students of the school will get training under guidance of experienced coach and trainers in various sports disciplines during the camp. Shri S.C. Dixit, Principal VKV Itanagar and P.M. Unnikrishnan, Education Officer of VKV in Arunachal Pradesh also spoke and explained the need of grooming budding sports talents in the right age through regular coaching and training.

Guru Poornima Celebration at Delhi

You
are cordially 
invited to 
 Guru Poornima Celebration, of  
Vivekananda
Kendra.
 
Swami
Dayananda Saraswati
                 
  (Adhyaksha Ramkrishna Sadhna
Kendra,Murthal,Haryana)


will inaugurate the programe  as
Chief Guest

Prof.
Kapil Kapoor
(Former
Pro Vice Chancellor, Jawaharlal Nehru
University 
and
Chief Editor of Encyclopedia of Hinduism)



will speak on
 
"Vartman
Pariprekshya me Guru ki Bhumika
"

Lt. gen. Dr. Niranjan
Singh Malik

will 
Preside
over the programe
  
 
 
 on
Sunday, 28th July 2013 
at
11:00 am 

Venue : Vivekananda
International Foundation
              
3, San
Martin Marg, Chanakyapuri,
               Bapu Dham, New Delhi-11
 

    Please join us for tea at 10.30 am

VKIC Preserving The Culture And Tradition Of N-E

VKIC%20Preserving%20The%20Culture%20And%20Tradition%20Of%20NE%20%280%29 India is the only country where the sublime truth of unity in diversity has been understood, appreciated and also practiced from time immemorial. We Indians have done this with regard to the various castes, communities and religions within India. We have also accepted and assimilated people from across the borders, whether they came to India as invaders, traders or refugees. In course of time, all of them have been accommodated in our national and cultural framework, as Swami Vivekananda stated: “We have never been a conquering race, and this blessing is with us.” This is because we never believed that we have to bulldoze all humanity into one, uniform, monotonous mould. It is only because we believe in our culture and that follows in our tradition.
In order to break this firm belief of Indian nation, the external forces are time and again trying to hit this cultural sentiment of the people, particularly in the Northeast. Under these circumstances, it is absolutely necessary that all our efforts should be made to re-discover the fundamental unity of India. With the idea of preserving art, culture and tradition of the people of the Northeast, Vivekananda Kendra Institute of Culture [VKIC] at Guwahati, Assam, came into existence in the year 1996, primarily with four-fold focus of exploration, propagation, motivation and execution.
The idea behind this institute is to study, do research and propagate the national unity of India, which is the crying need of the time, particularly with regard to the north-eastern region, where separatist and other forces are extremely active to disrupt the unity of India. The approach is governed by Swami Vivekananda’s thought: "Elevation of the masses without injuring their religion.”
But the challenges the region is facing are geographical, demographic, ideological and intellectual. These challenges include 4,500 km-long international border with five foreign countries, namely Bangladesh, Bhutan, Myanmar, China and Nepal; A mere 22-kilometre land corridor connects it with the rest of India; Sparse population; The Chinese claim over Arunachal Pradesh, and of late, over Sikkim; Indigenous faith and culture under siege due to infiltration, anti-national and terrorist movements; West-centric theories of isolationism and separatism; Westernisation in the garb of modernization; Diversity/variety misinterpreted as separateness.
Communities of the Northeast, torn by attack on its traditional faith and culture, on its land, on its people, on its way of life, on its family and community bonds, needed the healing touch—a healing touch to understand itself, to live purposefully with self-respect and self-worth; in short, a healing touch to intellectually understand themself as a whole. Against this backdrop, a project of Vivekananda Kendra with its headquarters in Kanyakumari, the Vivekananda Kendra Institute of Culture (VKIC) was established to nurture roots through seminars, research, documentation and publications on the Northeast of India. The objectives of this project are to understand the richness of our traditional systems, to identify the unifying elements that bind us, to provide meaningful continuity to these practices in a fast-changing complex lifestyle, and to be relevant in time, hence development through culture.
It is needless to state that every part of India—east, west, south or north—has equally enriched the cultural life of India and each, in its own distinct way, has contributed to the rich and colorful national edifice. The picture would have been incomplete without the contribution of even the smallest among them.
Talking to Uday India, Prof DC Baroowa, Director, Research Advisory Council, Vivekananda Kendra Institute of Culture, Guwahati, said that The VKIC is doing tremendous work in preserving and documenting the cultural heritage of the northeast region. He also added: “This Institute provides the necessary research facilities to scholar doing research on the Northeast. The VKIC has been granted recognition as a research institute by Dibrugarh University, Assam.”
So far, the VKIC has completed six detailed documentation projects. These are Heritage of Kamakhya on Nilachala Hills, The Adis of the Siang Valley, Theravadi Buddhist Monastaries, The Dimasas of North Cachar Hills, The Sattra Institution of Asom, and Documentation of the Rabha Culture of Assam.
The VKIC publications too are significant because they try to communicate culture authentically—through the practitioner’s perspective. So far, 23 significant books have been brought out and a regular bi-annual journal, Quest is also being brought out by the Institute to propagate the cultural depth of the Northeast.
The north-eastern region being surrounded by international border has always been extremely sensitive from the strategic point of view. It continues to be so even today. The Partition of India, instead of solving the issue, has made it more complicated.
VKIC%20Preserving%20The%20Culture%20And%20Tradition%20Of%20NE%20%281%29 Demographic equilibrium has come under strain through external factors like the influx of refugees, immigrants and infiltrators. Every nation is worried about the imbalance created by this inflow of human race from one country to another and takes steps to guard against the threat posed by them. There is a tolerance level beyond which no nation can permit alien inflow. If it allows the intolerance, out of indifference, ignorance or incompetence, the price that has to be paid is self-extinction in the course of time.
Every state in the north-eastern region is now facing the problem of people coming in either as refugees, immigrants or infiltrators from across the border. We have to be constantly alert to see whether the tolerance level is being crossed and what the impact of the inflow is on our socio-economic and cultural life. No nation can afford to be indifferent in this regard.
Swami Vivekananda, after whom the entire organisation is named, had realised the importance of the Northeast region with his deep vision. Towards the end of his earthly career, having almost completed his mission, he visited places like Guwahati and Shillong on a pilgrimage, taking his mother along with him. His biographers have pointed out how disturbed he was at the state of affairs of the region at that time. Things have not improved since then.
Pravin Dabholkar, Joint General Secretary of Vivekananda Kendra, Kanyakumari, with special responsibility of the Northeast, who is now stationed at Vivekananda Kendra Institute of Culture, Guwahati, spoke to Uday India. He said: “The VKIC is an initiative by Vivekananda Kendra, Kanyakumari, the spiritually-oriented service mission, headquartered at Kanyakumari. It was founded in 1972 by Eknathji Ranade as a logical sequel to the Vivekananda Rock Memorial, situated off Kanyakumari. Dedicated to the task of national regeneration as envisaged by the patriot-saint, Swami Vivekananda, the Kendra currently works in 21 states through 650 branch centres, projects and activity centers. Although the VKIC was started in the year 1996, the centre was a dream of Eknathji Ranade, who was deeply concerned about the problems and developments in the Northeastern region. Ever since its inception, it has undertaken a number of service activities in the Northeast region. A splendorous region with a rich cultural heritage, the Northeast, in all walks of life, always expressed the great truth of Indian culture unity in variety.”
The VKIC is doing yeoman service for the Northeast. Knowledgeable elders and educated elites are coming together for the nourishment of culture; youth are getting involved to preserve culture; writing and interpreting from the practitioners’ perspective is taking place; Terminology of West-centric scholars being scrutinised and there is an increase in inter and intra community understanding and relationship and with that of India as a whole. 

Friday, July 12, 2013

Making every pilgrimage an Eco-pilgrimage: This month Newsletter

Prant Karyakarta Prashikshan Shibir

कार्यकर्ता प्रशिक्षण शिविर : मध्यप्रांत

कार्यकर्ता प्रशिक्षण शिविर : मध्यप्रांत विवेकानन्द केन्द्र कन्याकुमारी मध्यप्रांत द्वारा दिनांक 15 से 21 जून 2013 सात दिवसीय प्रांतीय कार्यकर्ता प्रशिक्षण शिविर का आयोजन कस्तूरबा ग्राम, इंदौर में किया गया ! स्वामी विवेकानन्द सार्धशती समारोह का आद्यघोष “भारत जागो विश्व जगाओ’’ इस शिविर की आधार संकल्पना थी, समारोह वर्ष को दृष्टीगत रखते हुए प्रान्त के सभी विभागों जबलपुर,इंदौर,ग्वालियर,भोपाल से चयनित 11 बहिने व 24 भाइयों सहित कुल 55 कार्यकर्ता सहभागी हुए (सञ्चालन व व्यवस्था चमू सम्मिलित है)|
भारत जागो ...........
प्रात: 4:30 जागरण से रात्री 10 बजे तक एक निश्चित दिनचर्या का पालन करते हुए सभी कार्यकर्ताओं ने प्रशिक्षण प्राप्त किया I समारोह वर्ष के निमित्त एक विशेष प्रयोग इस शिविर का केन्द्र विन्दु रहा – प्रत्येक दिन प्रथम सत्र आरम्भ होने के पूर्व नगर के प्रतिष्ठित सतशक्तियों को दीप प्रज्वलन व आशीर्वचन हेतु आमंत्रित किया गया जिसमे क्रमशः पूज्य स्वामी प्रबुद्धानन्द जी(सन्यासी चिन्मय मिशन),मा. पराग जी(मालवा प्रान्तप्रचारक राष्ट्रीय स्वयंसेवक संघ),आ.पुष्पा दीदी(वरिष्ठ पदाधिकारी कस्तूरबाग्राम इंदौर),आ.मनोहर देव जी(नगरसंचालकइंदौर),पूज्यस्वामी राघवेन्द्रानन्द जी(सचिव,रामकृष्ण मिशन इंदौर),पूज्यस्वामी एश्वर्यानंद जी(आर्ष विद्या गुरूकुलम) से प्राप्त पाथेय रूप में सामाजिक क्षेत्रों के प्रत्यक्ष अनुभवों से सभी कार्यकर्ताओं को मार्गदर्शन मिला I
विश्व जगाओ ...........  व्यक्ति व्यक्ति में जगायें राष्ट्र चेतना ....... (शिविर गीत )
प्रतिदिन बौद्धिक सत्रों के माध्यम से सभी कार्यकर्ताओं को प्रशिक्षण–प्रकर्षण– प्रबर्धन,संगठित कार्य की आवश्यकता,मनुष्य निर्माण–राष्ट्र पुनरुत्थान,संगठन मंत्र और तंत्र,आदर्श कार्यकर्ता,एवं बनें और बनाएं विषयों पर वैचारिक संकल्पना दी गईIसमारोह वर्ष की आधार स्तम्भ पुस्तक “भारत जागो विश्व जगाओ’’ से भारत जागरण के प्रमुख विन्दु–अपनी अन्तर्निहित शक्ति के साथ हे भारत जागो !,सेवा के आह्वान पर हे भारत जागो !,अपनी सांस्कृतिक परम्पराओं के साथ हे भारत जागो!,पुनर्निर्माण के कार्य के लिए हे भारत जागो !,त्याग की महान परम्परा के साथ हे भारत जागो!,राष्ट्र निर्माण का उद्देश्य कभी विस्मृत न होने दो! द्वितीय बौद्धिक सत्र के विषय रहे इसके माध्यम से जागरण के आधारभूत सिद्धांतों को और अधिक गहराई से समझने का प्रयास कार्यकर्ताओं द्वारा किया गया I
युवा शक्ति व संवर्धिनी आयामों के माध्यम से आगामी समय में होने वाले कार्यक्रमों का प्रायोगिक अनुभव नैपुण्य वर्ग में रखा गया जिसमे विभागश: मंडल बनाते हुए कार्यक्रमों पर विस्तृत चर्चा,नियोजन,अनुवर्तन इत्यादी पर गहन चिंतन हुआ परिणाम स्वरुप सेवा सप्ताह में जाने वाली चमू के अग्रेसर भी इस शिविर में प्रशिक्षित हुएI साथ ही पी.पी.टी. के माध्यम से स्वामीजी के जीवन को कुशलता के साथ युवाओं तक ले जाने का प्रशिक्षण भी कार्यकर्ताओं ने लिया I
सदाविवेकानंदमयम परिसर .... स्वामीजी के प्रेरक बंधुओं के नाम पर कक्ष व चार गण – ओज,शौर्य,वीर व तेज, शारीरिक एवं बौद्धिक विभाग इस तरह शिविर की रचना की गई थी ! नित्य ऊर्जावान योग वर्ग व संस्कार वर्ग के माध्यम से प्रभावी कार्यपद्धति का नियोजन व क्रियान्वयन भी सभी कार्यकर्ताओं को दिया गया ! नए खेल गीत व सायं भजन संध्या के साथ सभी कार्यकर्ताओं ने उत्साह से आध्यात्मिक वातावरण का आनंद लिया ! प्रेरणा से पुनरुत्थान के विशेष प्रयोगों में एक गण द्वारा स्वामी जी के सन्देश पर आधारित नाट्य लेख पर अभिनय तैयार कर श्रेष्ठ प्रस्तुति दी ! शिविर में राष्ट्रीय पदाधिकारी मा किशोर जी व आ सरोज अग्रवाल एवं प्रान्त से अन्य दायित्ववान कार्यकर्ता आ.रामभुवन सिंहजी(प्रान्त प्रमुख),आ.गीता अगासे, आ.रजत जी तथा शिविराधिकारी के रूप में आ.शीतल दीदी (प्रान्त संगठक) सभी का मार्गदर्शन प्राप्त हुआ I 

 

Diversified Unity: Focus Northeast India- The Manipur Perspective

The Sanskriti Anveshak forum of Vivekananda Kendra Institute of Culture, Guwahati organized a talk cum interactive session on - Diversified Unity : Focus Northeast India- The Manipur Perspective on Saturday, 15 June, 2013 in the VKIC premises at Uzan Bazar, Guwahati. The talk was delivered by Prof.W. Nabakumar, Head, Department of Anthropology, Manipur University, Manipur. The lecture was the fifth of the on-going lecture-series on Diversified Unity: Focus Northeast India.
In his talk, Prof. Nabakumar effectively presented the ethnic profile of Manipur with its complicated socio-economic and political standing coupled with the challenges faced by society as a whole and some possible solution by learning from our cultural history prior to its pollution by the colonial interventions.
He said though Manipur is a small state it is rich in its ethnic profile and cultural diversity. Following the advent of colonialism, a divisive ethnographic narrative was designed where it divided people and forced artificial identities on communities for various reasons, which still we carry through. Categorization like Kuki and Naga leads to the polarization of tribal identities. Other smaller communities were forced to reorient their ethnic identities in these lines irrespective of their original identities, a clear victim of circumstances.
In the post-colonial period, even though Govt. Of India, in good intention brought out policies for the betterment of the societies, because of following the colonial narratives, ended up in encouraging more divisiveness. This coupled with the lack of vision among leadership resulted in a society of constant strife leading to a situation where everyone becomes unhappy and feels a sense of injustice among them.
He pointed out that only by deconstruction of colonial ethnographic narratives which was purposely designed to sow discontent among the communities; we can find some solution for this situation. He emphasized the need to go back to our history and roots to find the symbiotic relations that we followed earlier and learning from that past to bring peace and prosperity to the people of Manipur.
The lecture was followed by interesting and informative interaction with the audience to get more clarity in the various aspects presented by the lecturer. Prof. A C Bhagabati, Tagore National Fellow, Ministry of Culture, Govt. of India and Member, Research Advisory Council, VKIC congratulated the lecturer for pin pointing the causes of the conflict and the possible solutions available to us such as learning from our history sans the colonial narratives.
In his summing up, the Moderator Dr. Kishore Bhattacharjee, Associate Professor, Department of Folklore, Gauhati University appreciated Prof. Nabakumar’s presentation of the issues in its length and breadth. He agreed with the lecturer that it is important to understand the causes of ethnic conflict and polarization haunting the Manipur society and need for bringing back the symbiotic relationship among the different communities without affecting their distinct characteristics.
Earlier in the evening, Dipok Kumar Barthakur, Chairman, VKIC presided over the session and delivered the Welcome Address. Shri Subhobrata Mukherjee, Member, Executive Council, VKIC introduced the guests to the gathering while Kumari Pallavi Kashyap gave the Vote of Thanks.

Sarvato Bhadra Mandala Yagya : Shimla

सर्वतोभद्रमंडल यज्ञ : शिमला 
विवेकानन्द केन्द्र कन्याकुमारी शाखा शिमला के छत निर्माण कार्यके समापन के अवसर पर "सर्वतोभद्रमंडल यज्ञ" का आयोजन जयेष्ठ पूर्णीमा - वट सावीत्री के दिन और डा. श्यामा प्रसाद मुखर्जी के शहिद दिन रविवार २३ जुन, को प्रात: १० बजे किया गया है। आप सभीको इस पवित्र अवसर पर हार्दिक निमंत्रण है।


Friday, June 21, 2013

ENT Camp at Shuklai, BTAD - Assam

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The Jogen Basumatary Memorial Vivekananda Kendra Hospital, Shuklai, Dist- Baksa, BTAD, Assam recently conducted one ENT camp at the Hospital premises.  The camp was inaugurated on 14th June 2013 by the local EM,Sri Ganesh Kachari. Man.Pravinji, the All India Joint General Secretary of Vivekananda Kendra, Kanyakumari graced the inaugural programme. Dr.Pradeep Kumar, the ENT specialist from Bengaluru’s Meenakshi ENT Specialty Hospital and his team, rendered the services. The team consisted with two ENT Surgeons, one anesthetist and two OT technicians. They are-
1. Dr.Pradeep Kumar,ENT Surgeon
2. Dr.Meenakshi Pradeep, Anesthetist
3. Dr.Shreyas Pradeep, ENT Specialist
4. Mr.Justin, Camp Manager
5. Kum. Soumya, OT Nurse  
200 patients were examined with latest ENT equipments and 7 surgeries were conducted successfully during the camp.  All the OPD patients were provided with free medicines during the camp.
The Down Town Hospital of Guwahati donated one Surgical Microscope to our hospital. VKNRL Hospital, Numaligarh Refinery Limited donated medicines required for the camp. The local Executive Member of Bodoland Territorial Council (BTC) Sri Ganesh Kachari provided accommodations for the visiting team at Govt. Guest House. 



Ref : http://www.vivekanandakendra.org/english/report/2012/june/14/ENT-Camp-Shuklai-BTAD-Assam

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

युवा दम्पति सम्मेलन : नागपुर

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विवेकानन्द केन्द्र नागपुर शाखा द्वारा युवा दम्पति सम्मेलन का आयोजन रविवार, जून २, २०१३ को किया गया है

प्रमुख मार्गदर्शक : मा. निवेदितादिदि, राष्ट्रीय उपाध्यक्षा, विवेकानन्द केन्द्र, कन्याकुमारी

समय : रविवार, २ जून २०१३, सुबह ९ से १बजे तक
स्थान : दि ब्लाईंड़ रिलीफ असोसिएशन, दक्षिण अंबाझरी मार्ग, नागपुर
संपर्क : विवेकानन्द केन्द्र नागपुर शाखा, २६-अत्रे ले-आऊट, राणाप्रताप नगर, नागपुर-२२
दूरभाष : (०७१२)-२२३७५३०, ९३७३१०४३७२, ९९२३०६७१६५

VK-Nardep Annual Report : 2012-13

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

SVSSS Organizes NRPDC - Itanagar

Swami Vivekananda Sardh Shati Samaroh (SVSSS) Itanagar organized Ten Days Moral value enhancement training camp specially designed for the students of Class V to X on 7th to 17th for the students of Capital Complex respectively in VKV Chimpu, Police Colony Vivek Vihar, VKV Nirjuli, Doimukh & Polo Colony Naharlagun. The age old indigenous practice of valued Sanskar, which gives an individual, good moral character & ethics to lead a successful life & develop leadership personality of an Ideal human being .Keeping those view a non residential “Personality Development Camp”. Around 400 students comprising standard of class V to X participated on 3pm to 6pm everyday scheduled camp duration lead by Vivekananda Kendra Arun Jyoti Itanagar Karyakarta Shivam Riya, Roketso Mam, Kumari Yago Digio, Komin Patir including 16 Karyakarta conducted this camp.  
Participants are motivate & inspired To lead on future with a positive direction and to inculcate patriotism, cultural value, self discipline and the attitude of Social Service, with the twin ideal of Vivekananda Kendra “Man Making - Nation Building” through the various sessions on yoga, patriotic songs, concentration & memory development games, storytelling like of  patriotic personality.

विवेकानन्द केन्द्र मराठी प्रकाशन विभाग द्वारा पुस्तक प्रकाशन कार्यक्रम

Vivek Vijnan Karyashala at Badarpur

Vivek%20Vijnan%20Karyashala%20at%20Badarpur%20%282%29 Vivek Vijnan Karyashala is an effort of Vivekananda Kendra Vidyalaya, Badarpur to spread Man Making Education in its neighboring schools.
The 3-Day Vivek Vijnan Karyashala was concluded at Railway Higher Secondary School, Badarpur, Dist: Karimganj, Assam on 18 May 2013. Three Dimensional Maths Model Making was given priority along with some science experiments. Total 68 participants from 4 Vidyalayas of classes VIII to X participated.
Besides Maths and Science, various  Incidences from the life of Swami Vivekananda were told / demonstrated and Bhuvane Mandale ... song was taught to them.
This is the 3rd workshop conducted by the students of Vivekananda Kendra Vidyalaya, Ramnagar, Silchar and Vivekananda Vidyalaya Irongmara conducted jointly as a part of SVSSS.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

All India Yoga Shiksha Shibir May 2013

YSS May 13 Vivekananda Kendra is propagating the message of Swami Vivekananda and Sanatan Dharma since 1977 through its Yoga Shibirs and Spiritual Retreats at Vivekanandapuram, Kanyakumari. In this year of Swami Vivekananda’s Sardh-Shati-Samaroh, these Shibirs have an unusual significance. The first Yoga Shiksha Shibir of this year was organized from 5-19 May 2013.
In all 82 participants (Brother 45, Sisters 37) from 7 Indian States – Tamilnadu, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Assam – and 1 overseas – Australia participated in this 15 day event, which was simultaneously held in Hindi and English. 
The Camp day started with Pratahsmaran at 5:15, followed by Gita Pathan, Yogabhyas, Breakfast, Shram Samskar, Lecture-1, Manthan, Lunch, Geet Abhyas, Tea, Lecture-2, Yogabhyas/Meditation, Bhajans, Supper and Happy Assembly. In Yogabhyas Breathing exercises, Suryanamaskar, Asanas and Pranayama were practiced. Also amongst the Shatkriyas, Jal Neti, Waman Dhauti, Tratak, Kapalbhati were practiced.
During the Camp, lecture were held on: Concept and types of Yoga, Raja Yoga, Bhakti Yoga, Karma Yoga, Jnan Yoga, Bhagavad Gita, Swami Vivekananda, Eknathji Ranade, Story of Vivekananda Rock Memorial, Kendra Prarthana, Indian Culture, Challenges before Yoga way of life, Happiness Analysis,  Vivekananda Kendra movement and its activities. A Special session was held on the ongoing Sardha Shati Samaroh – 150th Anniversary of Swamiji.
Daily Manthan was held on the Lectures or from the Book : “ Sadhana of Service” and participants did presentations. During Geet Abhyas, practice of Bhagavad Gita Chanting, Shlokas, Stotras, songs, bhajans was held. Omkar Dhyan and Cyclic Meditation were practiced.
Devotional session – Bhajan Sandhya -  with melodious music was a daily practice in the evening.
Happy Assembly at night was the time for unwinding and sharing the talents by the participants in dance, music, Judo-Karate etc. Many group games too were held then.
During the camp, visits were made to Vivekananda Rock Memorial, Devi Kanyakumari Temple, Suchindram Temple, Bharat Gramodaya Darshan Park, Vivekananda Pictorial Exhibition, Gangotri and Wandering Monk Exhibition. Participants’ also visited Marut Malai hill, trekking to the top.
In all the Camp was organized in a congenial atmosphere with moderate discipline. Many participants have expressed their desire to work for the society, for the Sardh Shati Samaroh through Vivekananda Kendra.

तेजस (व्यक्तित्व विकास कार्यशाला)

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विवेकानंद केंद्र कन्याकुमारी शाखा - रायपुर द्वारा दिनांक १ ३ मई से १ ७ मई  २ ० १ ३ तक तेजस व्यक्तित्व विकास कार्यशाला का आयोजन किया गया। यह कार्यशाला रामकृष्ण मिशन विवेकानंद आश्रम में आयोजित की गयी। इस कार्यशाला में १ ४ वर्ष से अधिक ४ ५ छात्र छात्राओ ने भाग लिया। इस कार्यशाला में पाच दिनों
के विषय १. जीवन ध्येय  २. जीवन मूल्य  ३. चमुत्व  ४. देश भक्ति  ५.  मेरा दायित्व पर प्रान्त संगठक आ. शीतल जोशी द्वारा मार्गदर्शन किया गया।
कार्यशाला में खेल और योगाभ्यास सुरेश भैया एवं बलवीर भैया द्वारा लिया गया।
अंतिम दिन कार्यशाला का समापन रामकृष्ण मिशन विवेकानंद आश्रम के सचिव स्वामी सत्यरुपानंदजी द्वारा किया गया। उन्हें बच्चों के व्यक्तित्व सम्बंधित आचरणों पर मार्गदर्शन किया।
इस पांच दिवसीय कार्यशाला में विवेकानंद केंद्र कन्याकुमारी शाखा रायपुर के शुभचिंतक नीरज श्रीवास्तव एवं इला गुप्ता दीदी द्वारा कार्यकर्ताओ को विशेष मार्गदर्शन मिला।

Friday, May 17, 2013

Personality Development Camp - Khandwa

Report Personality Development Camp - Khandwa has been updated.
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विवेकानन्द केन्द्र कन्याकुमारीए शाखा खण्डवा द्वारा किशोर वय के बालक . बालिकाओं के लिए एक  ष्तेजसष् व्यक्तित्व विकास शिविर का आयोजन 10 से 15 मई 2013 को स्कालर्स डेन पब्लिक स्कूल में किया गयाए शिविर में 60 प्रतिभागियों की नियमित उपस्थिति रही ।
उद्घाटन समारोह में नगर सह संचालक श्री सुधाकर जोशीए सम्पर्क प्रमुख श्री श्यामकांत देशपाण्डेए केन्द्र की शुभ चिन्तक श्रीमती कल्पना दुबे एवं शहर के प्रसिद्ध चित्रकार श्री बैजनाथ सराफ़ की सम्मान्नीय उपस्थिति रही ।
शिविर में बच्चों के सर्वांगीण विकास को ध्यान में रखते हुएए नित्य योगाभ्यासए श्लोक और देशभक्ति गीत अभ्यासए विभिन्न उत्साहवर्द्धक खेलए कहानियों के रूप में प्रेरक मार्गदर्शन के साथ ही  "तेजस" Power Point Presentation और अभिरुचि (Hobby) कक्षाओं का भी आयोजन किया गया ।
Personality%20Development%20Camp%20-%20Khandwa%20%287%29 चित्रकारी की विधा श्री बैद्यनाथ सराफ़ ने रंगोली श्रीमती रंजना देशपाण्डे एवं श्रीमती कल्पना दुबे ने कैलीग्राफ़ी श्री नागेश वालंजकर ने तथा मैज़िक मैथ्स श्री चेतन जैन ने सिखाई । शिविर के अन्तिम दिन रंगोली और चित्राकृतियों की प्रदर्शनी भी लगाई गईए जिसमें क्रमशरू कु. सुष्मिता सारंगपाणि और कु. मैत्री अत्रे विजित रहीं ।
समापन समारोह में मुख्य अतिथि श्रीमती वीणा जैनए जो की महिला एवं बाल विकास मन्त्रालय की खण्डवा जिले की प्रतिनिधि हैए उन्होनें बच्चों को भारतीय सांस्कृतिक मूल्यों से अवगत कराया । कार्यक्रम के मुख्य वक्ता और विवेकानन्द केन्द्रए खण्डवा के नगर संचालक डॉ. श्रीराम परिहार ने विद्यार्थियों से अपने जीवन में श्रैष्ठ लक्ष्य निर्धारित करते हुएए आदर्श जीवन जीने का आग्रह किया । कार्यक्रम में श्री बैजनाथ सराफ़ को शिविर में उनके सराहनीय योगदान हेतु सम्मानित किया गया । विद्यालय की उप प्राचार्या श्रीमती नीलम कीरो ने आभार व्यक्त किया ।
समारोप में बच्चों और उनके अभिभावकों सहित 128 व्यक्तियों की गरिमामय उपस्थिति रही ।

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Residential Yuva Prerana Shibir at Surat

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Vivekananda Kendra Kanyakumari, Branch surat has organized the Residential Yuva Prena Shivir, themed as
YUVA : BHARAT KI SAKTI from 05/05/2013 to 07/05/2013 at Vibrant international Academy in which 23 youths have very well participated.
Main session were of Vishwa Vijayta Ek Yuva: VIVEKANANDA, Rastra Adharsh Ek Yuva: VIVEKANANDA, Rastra Bhakta Vivekananda.
Rest with daily theme Niyamita, Sangathan & Tatparta whole day camp was conducted. And 12 karyakartas were there so total 35 have participated.
We had tour to ERTHAN village as we had session of sampark. So these was put into the practical form.
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And at village after door to door sampark we had one hour sanskar varga with the villagers at village groung in which nearly 100 villagers (ladies and gents) have enthusiastically participated.
And heavy nasta were arranged by the Village sarpanch.
And rest when camp was finished Shri. Deepakbhai Rajyaguru has said to use his campus every year whenever we have residential camp.

Residential Personality Development Camp at Surat


Residential%20Personality%20Development%20Camp%20at%20Surat%20%2810%29 Vivekananda Kendra Kanyakumari, Branch Surat has organized 3-days residential personality development camp on 02/05/2013 to 05/05/2013.

There were 56 children from surat district and 2 children from Navsari district have participated.  And 10 karyakartas fully engaged with these children and other Karyakartas have also done very well management even they could not be present there. So total participation in the camp were 68 (children & Karyakartas).  These camp was conducted  outside the surat city place named Vibrant International Academy,  masma, Oldpad.  

Residential%20Personality%20Development%20Camp%20at%20Surat%20%282%29 The camp was fully based on five-fold development (Physical, mental, emotional, intellectual & Spiritual).

We had tour to Bhatgam as we had session of Sampark Tantra & Mantra. So this was put into the practical form. We had bhajan sandhiya session at village temple and one session with the villagers. And sampark door to door.  Villagers had arranged dinner for all. And these children got very well responses as we had experience sharing after the village tour.  

One Sanskar Varga planning were done by these childrens at the last baithak.

Personality Development Camp - Mandsour

व्यक्तित्व विकास शिविर : मंदसौर

pdc-Mandsore स्वामी विवेकानन्द में जिज्ञासा तथा तर्कशक्ति बहुत थी इसी कारण वे श्रेष्ठ ऊंचाई तक पहुंचे। आज बच्चों और युवा पीढ़ी को स्वामी विवेकानन्द की तरह ही जिज्ञासु तथा तर्क शक्ति विकसित करनी होगी। अपने संकल्प और लक्ष्य स्पष्ट रखे, नकारात्मक विचार न लायें इससे सफलता संदिग्ध हो जाती है। इस आशय का मार्गदर्शन मंदसौर के दिगम्बर कन्या हाईस्कूल में चल रहे कैरियर गाइडेन्स तथा व्यक्तित्व विकास शिविर में मंदसौर जिला लोक अभियोजन अधिकारी एवं विद्वान श्री कैलाश व्यास ने प्रदान किया।

विवेकानन्द केन्द्र कन्याकुमारी, शाखा मंदसौर एवं स्वामी विवेकानन्द सार्धशती समारोह समिति के संयुक्त तत्वाधान में चल रहे पांच दिवसीय शिविर में किशोर आयु वर्ग के बालक-बालिकाओं को संबोधित करते हुए जिला लोक अभियोजन अधिकारी श्री व्यास ने कहा कि तरूणाई का वेग स्वयं को, परिवार तथा समाज को संभालना, सहेजना और सही दिशा प्रदान करने का होना चाहिये अन्यथा चट प्रचण्ड बन कर तटबंध तोड़ सकती है। हमारा देश युवा शक्ति बन कर उभर रहा है इस शक्ति को स्वामी विवेकानन्द के विचारों, संदेशों के माध्यम से सृजनात्मक विकास में बदला जा सकता है। श्री व्यास ने बच्चों से कहा कि उनके साथ कुछ भी अनुचित, अमानवीय, अभद्र होता है तो संकोच न करे प्रतिरोध करे, इसकी सूचना और शिकायत माता-पिता, अभिभावक, पुलिस से करे। पुलिस आपकी मदद के लिये है। आपने न्यायालय के कई निर्णयों की सरल व्याख्या करते हुए बच्चों को समझाया।
अनिवार्य शिक्षा, मौलिक अधिकार, बिना लायसेंस वाहन न चलाने जैसी समझाईश भी दी। आपने बच्चों से संवेदनशील बनकर अच्छे विचारों को अपनाने, दूसरों की मदद करने, साहस और संकल्प से कार्य करने का आव्हान किया।
इसके पूर्व श्री व्यास एवं आदित्य धनोतिया ने दीप प्रज्वलित कर सत्र का शुभारंभ किया। इस अवसर पर सहायक लोक अभियोजक नीतेश कृष्णन,
सुखराम गरवाल, सुनील परमार, रमेश डामर, नरेन्द्रसिंह सिपानी, ज्योति यजुर्वेदी, शंभुसेन राठौर, साधना सेठी, प्रीती अजमेरा, रामप्रसाद धनगर, नरेन्द्र कुमार, प्रमोद वर्मा, श्रीपाल मालवीय, श्वेता गंगवाल, दीपेश भागवत, सुनील पहाडि़या सहित बड़ी संख्या में बच्चों, अभिभावक एवं गणमान्य जन उपस्थित थे। शिविर के सत्र का संचालन डाॅ. घनश्याम बटवाल ने किया। अतिथियों को श्रीफल एवं विवेकानन्द साहित्य शिक्षाविद् श्री एम.एल. गुप्ता एवं श्री राजेश मेड़तवाल ने भेंट किये। आभार माना विवेकानन्द केन्द्र मार्गदर्शक श्री नरेन्द्रसिंह सिपानी ने। सत्र समापन पर प्रोजेक्टर के माध्यम
से ओलम्पिक खेल विजेता खिलाडि़यों की झलक डाक्युमेन्ट्री प्रदर्शित की गई जिसे सभी ने सराहा। यह जानकारी विवेकानन्द केन्द्र एवं सार्ध शती समारोह समिति प्रचार प्रमुख पत्रकार श्री प्रहलाद शर्मा ने दी।

Personality Deveolopment Camp : Nagpur

Personality Development Camp at Vivekananda Kendra Nagpur - May2013 (4) The Personality Development Camp organized by Vivekananda Kendra Kanyakumari, Nagpur branch, from 01 May 2013 to 05 May 2013 at “Sant Ghadge Baba Schoo for Deaf and Dumb” Peepla Phata , Nagpur. The camp was of fully residential in nature in which sum of 59 children participated.
The participants were generally in the bracket of class V to class X. Majority of the students were aware of the concept and modalities of the personality development camp as  they were regular attendees of “Sanskar Varg” in their respective locality, who help the newcomers by helping in various activities of the five days residential camp.
Personality Development Camp at Vivekananda Kendra Nagpur - May2013 (7)Most of the participants reached early to the campsite on first day. On going through the registration process they were acclimatized to the surroundings and conduct of the camp. The day used to start at 0500hr, with a wake up call for all the campers, followed by “prataha smaran” at 0530hr, and yogabhyas and chanting (strota pathan) at 0645hr. After enjoying the nutritious Breakfast all participants start doing the Collective Shramdaan which is  followed by shram parihar. After a grueling session of hard work, was the time for discourses and contemplation starting at 1000hr. Participants witnessed some amazing lectures.
The lectures were “Amrutasys Putra, Bharatasya Putra” by LakeshDada, “Personality development” by Shri Abhijitji Vartak, “The life and teachings of Swamiji” by PriyaTai and a wonderful lecture on “Sanskar Varg” by Ma. Vishvasji on the closing day. All the four lectures were delivered in such a simplified and interesting manner that children easily understood and assimilated the gist.
A short  break was followed after the first session where children enjoyed the chilled aam pannah in scorching heat. Post tea break was the time for “manthan” or group discussion, wherein they were made to sit in their respective groups  to exchange opinions and ideas on various topics. The topics covered were – “Mera Bharat Mahan”, “Unity and its Importance”, "Be & Make” and “Development of Inherent Potential”. One of the representatives from a gana used to give conclusion of the topic so discussed, followed by summing up by one of the volunteers. It was an endeavor of the volunteers to simplify the subject so that children could assimilate the gist of the topic. Children specifically enjoyed and actively participated during sessions of “Be and Make” and “Development of inherent Potential”. Lunch was scheduled after group discussion, which children used to eagerly wait for! “Hobby Classess” were organized at 1400hr for which children used to reassemble on time. Niyudh (Karate),Varli painting and acting skills were imparted during these classes. This was a “happy hour” for participants as they enjoyed it most. After this  tea break was scheduled followed by “agyabhyaas” organized separately for girls and boys.
Approximately ten agya palan were learnt. Games, motivational songs and narration of stories were scheduled after this. During evening session, “Bhajan Sandhya” was at 1845hr followed by dinner at 1930. The interesting part of the day was after dinner at “Prerna se Punurathan”. Motivational and patriotic clippings were shown, then incidences from Swamiji’s life were narrated, each one of which conveyed a message. The day would culminate with “Gana Baithak” or group interaction during which gana pramukh would make the members of gana recapitulate the happenings of the entire day, discuss their experiences, feelings and views. Sharp 2200hr was lights out, time for children to sleep. A meeting of organising members was conducted after this to discuss the entire day’s proceedings and plan for the next day. This schedule was adhered to generally everyday.
On the forth day of the camp, during hobby classes participants were involved in rehearsing the cultural program to be presented on final day. Apart from this, various songs, stories, games, slogans and idea exchange were conducted daily to inculcate some positive personality traits amongst children.
On day five of the camp, closing ceremony was organized, where Vivekananda Kendra’s Prant Sangathak Ma. Vishvasji Lapalkar  and Shri Bharat Joshi were Chief Guest. Ma. Vishvasji  emphasized that it’s not only the family where children are made responsible but they should also be a strong pillar for society. Children always are beaming with energy and to channelize this energy is of utmost importance. These children are our country’s future  and will resurrect the society and nation as whole. A youth having latent potential, who is ingrained with Sanskars, will utilize his energies for evolution of society. Such Sanskars can be emulated through various social organizations. Vivekanda Kendra is one such organization or a Sanskar kendra which is committed to build youth with Sanskars. Here children are not only taught to respect their parents but to also love and respect their motherland. They are taught to be sensitive and responsible towards their nation.To endorse this, it is expected that parents will encourage their wards to regularly attend Sanskar Varg.
Shri B R Khandekar, Principle of Shri Sant Ghadge Baba School for The Deaf and Dumb,  further emphasized that for the overall healthy growth of children, Sanskar is an important aspect. He congratulated Vivekanada Kendra for doing such a tremendous work to inculcate Sanskar amongst  children. He quoted his own experiences and said that he himself has gone through these Sanskar varg and was hugely benefited by them.
A large number of parents witnessed the closing ceremony. Participants presented the programs based on the skills taught during the camp which included skit, niyudh, yogabhyas, experience narration, song, ekatmata strota. The master of ceremony were Aswini and Rutuja.

Gold Medal to Former VKVian

Kum. Srija Brahmachary (former VKVian) was awarded 'Gold medal' in Bachelor of Social Welfare in Assam University, Silchar. The award was given by Hon. President of India, Sri Pranab Mukharjee today (14 May'13) in the 13th Convocation of Assam University in presence of the Hon. Governor, Hon. Chief Minister of Assam and others.
She was awarded with a Medal, certificate and cash. Kum. Srija is the daughter of Sri P.J. Brahmachary (Principal, VKV NEEPCO, Umrangso) Smt. Mitra Brahmachary. She has completed her schooling in VKV (NEEPCO) Umrangso VKV Golaghat. After Higher Secondary at Golaghat joined in BSW in Assam University. Now continuing MSW there. She involved herself actively in the Vijay Hi Vijay shivir conducted last year in Barak Valley. Now she is a member in Yuva Shakti Ayam, SV SSS Pranta Ayojan Samity, Dakshin Assam.
Similar award was received by Ayushi Mehra daughter of Sri Alok Mehra and Rama Mehra, for getting first position in Physiotherapy from Delhi University.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Infinity, Unity and Diversity: Ecohes of Eco

Akshaya-VikasVK-Nardep has been publishing now a series of thoughts of Swami Vivekananda which form the basis of the philosophy for sustainable development. He has underscored the importance of three seemingly diverse but related aspects of what later became the bedrock of ecological science as well as environmental movement namely the Infinite nature of existence, the underlying unity of its infinite diversity.

He amazingly did not devalue one to emphasize the other but harmonized both. Diversity of existence is essential to realize the oneness of Nature. Realizing this oneness and striving to realize this oneness form the basis of our ethics as well as attitude of love and service towards all beings - from serving humanity to conserving bio-diversity. This month we bring an excerpt from the works of Swami Vivekananda where he speaks about this unity and its relation to serving all existence : Why should I love every one? Because they and I are one. Why should I love my brother? Because he and I are one. There is this oneness; this solidarity of the whole universe. From the lowest worm that crawls under our feet to the highest beings that ever lived — You can read the entire inspiring excerpt in our newsletter.
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The Rameshwaram Teertham reviving project has been steadily evolving as now the Draupadi Teertham - another neglected and polluted water body in the holy island of Rameshwaram in getting de-silted and purified of the pollutants. The crumbling walls around the structure whose water harvesting area has already been diminished for laying out roads are in need of immediate attention and the timely intervention by VK-nardep has actually saved thisTeertham from getting lost to posterity for ever. You can read about this work in the newsletter.We have had an exciting set of monthly activities, with Sustainable agriculture camps, awareness visits by farmers and students, workshops for training of Shakthi Surabhi bio-methanation plants and workshop on traditional Nadi diagnostic techniques of Siddha medical system. They have all been well received by the target communities of professionals as well as general public.

In the publication section, you can read an excerpt from the acclaimed publication 'Akshaya Vikas' discussing the need for conserving bio-diversity: providing an Indic perspective. In the wisdom section we have three savants from India :Acharya J C Bose the scientist, Gurudev Tagore the poet describing the science and beauty of the unity and value of all life and then we have Mahatma Gandhi - practicing this unity and value of all life through his own example - trying characteristically of him : to live in harmony even with venomous snakes.

Friday, May 10, 2013

VIVEK DEEP in VKV Tinsukia campus

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7 youth ( 2 from Gossaigaon,  3 from Karbialong, 2 from Sadia) assembled VIVEK DEEP(solar street light) in VKV Tinsukia campus. It was inaugurated at 8 pm in the campus. Parents who had come for parents meeting, guests from Mumbai (counseling team) were present in the programme. Immediately a parent invited the youth to assemble similar light in his house. NEA Sadia has invited the youth to train the people in Sadia. Two of them went for energy audit in Moran. Moran villagers are also has shown interest in VIVEK DEEP project. Trainer for this programme were the youth who attended training in Gossaigaon and  Rupali Tumungpi, Karbialong who has completed one year   training in Vigyan Ashram Pabal, Pune.

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Youth Motivation Camp at Itanagar Arunachal

Vivekananda Kendra Arun Jyoti has conducted a Youth Motivation Camp during 1st to 6th May 2013 in VKV Chimpu for the Youth between the age 18 yr. to 30 yr. To give future leaders a positive direction and to inculcate patriotism, cultural value, self discipline and the attitude of Social Service, with the twine ideal of Vivekananda Kendra “Man Making - Nation Building” through the various sessions on yoga, lecture, concentration & memory development games, group discussion and career guidance. Drama session also took in this camp on the topic like Swami Vivekananda’s incident of life, formal and informal education, health and hygiene.
Camp inaugurated by Er. Kalyan Dutta, Nagar Pramukh Vivekananda Kendra Arun Jyoti, Itanagar, He said that by doing so, they will be able to strengthen their self-confidence and able to face any of life’s challenges in the future. He believed that by providing youths with positive and constructive activities to occupy their time, they will be affected morally, and eventually become a better person who will one day contribute to a better society. Er. Chaphung Wangsupa took a session on the topic “Man-Making, Nation-Building” in that session he spoke today we need a organize work. Shri Ashok Atale took a session about Vivekananda Kendra and its activities in Arunachal Pradesh. Shri Tara Dajam took a session on the topic “Challenge and Response”. “Leadership” session taken by Shri M. Mossang. Prant Sanyojak of Swami Vivekananda Sardha Shati Samaroh Arunachal Pradesh Shri Rinchen Dorjee took a session on “Patriotism in Practice” in his session he said that Patriotism is a cultural attachment to one’s homeland, excluding differences causes by the dependencies. Patriotism is a devotion to one’s country. Practical Patriotism means not a mere sentiment or even emotion of love of the motherland but a passion to serve our fellow-country men. A session on “Teamwork” was taken by Dr. Techi Upen Tara Sah Prant Sanyojak of Swami Vivekananda Sardh Shati Samaroh Arunachal Pradesh (SV-SSS). Er. S. Sumnyan, Yuva Shakti Aayam Pramukh of SV-SSS spoke on the topic “My Hero Swami Vivekananda”. He said that being a youth icon of India Swami Vivekananda’s birthday on January 12, every year is celebrated as National youth Day in our country. It is a fitting tribute to this great spiritual personality who believed in our youth power and inspired Indian youth to improve themselves and the country as a whole. In his short life of 39 years, Vivekananda had created a flutter at national and global scenario and that is why a western admirer had even called him ‘young in years but eternal in wisdom’. Shri Ashok Atale took a session on the “150th Birth Anniversary of Swami Vivekananda”. The theme for the 150th Birth Anniversary of Swami Vivekananda is appropriately named as “Wake up Bharat! Enlighten the World!”
In concluding session Camp experience was shared by Ku. Duyo Tailyang, Ku. Bombe Taw, Kum. Rigio Yadi and Kum. Marta Tajo. A Drama on “Our Culture” was also presented by the participants. Shri Rupesh Mathur, Prant Sanghatak Vivekananda Kendra, Arunachal Pradesh also guided the participants

VKPSP : Pivotal Role in Renewable Energy in 32 Village


Children at Pimplad studing under the Solar LampVivekananda Kendra Prashikshan Aur Seva Prakalpa Pivotal Role in Renewable Energy in 32 Village through Solar Lamps.

A study of 32 tribal villages of Pimplad, Maharashtra, shows that the solar lamp is the most sought after renewable energy gadget. The study also revealed that proper training of each benefi ciary family and the provision of a dependable, low cost and easily accessible facility for repairs and maintenance ensures that the lamps continue to remain in regular use.
Ref : Ministry of New & Renewable Energy's Magazine "Akshay Urja" December 2012. (Link to Ministry website open in new window) 

Monday, May 6, 2013

Yuva Aayam Workshop at Indore

05/05/2013
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Yuva Aayam Workshop at Indore for the Malawa Prant Team in auspicious presence of Mananeeya NiveditaDidi, Vice-President, Vivekananda Kendra, Kanyakumari

Sevasaptah by VKVians : Tinsukia, Assam

8 students of Dr D V Navathe group from VKV aka. Vivekananda Kendra Vidyalaya, Tinsukia started on 29 May 2013 from Tinsukia to Kheroni, Karbialong district. They conducted 2 days workshop on 3D geometrical model making. 60 students from 4 diffeent schools participated in the programme.
Workshop started at 11 am on 30 May and concluded at 9 pm. Second day it was from 8 am to 5 pm. Students got chance to understand the village life. They visited few parents house, saw the preparation of sugarcane juice and jaggery, swam in the river. Same day they reached Jirikindeng. On the way they could visit Koka waterfalls, a beautiful picnic spot of Karbialong district. In Jirikindeng they had the experience of living in dark, as whole village do not have electricity.  They stayed in different houses and helped the family members in collecting water from far off place.
Later they visited one of the remote  karbi village, interacted with the students in the govt. school. Later they took sessions for the Vivekananda Vidyalaya students on hand writing, action songs, games, patriotic songs etc. Bed sheets and books were distributed to the parents of class II to V (books were collected by the students of VKVs of Upper Assam cluster and bedsheets were donated by Akkalkot Ashram Maharashtra). After seeing the condition of the school, on the spot students donated Rs 1800 (which they had brought with them) for the "tina" of the school. Later they visited Vivekananda Vidyalaya Tumpreng and conducted similar sessions for the students of Vivekananda Vidyalaya Tumpreng. While returning on the way to Tinsukia, they visited VKV Shivasagar and Dibrugarh and interacted with the students of the respective vidyalayas.
After having interaction in 7 different places, they realised they should do something for the students of Vivekananda Vidyalaya Jirikindeng. They decided to sponsor the education of one child of Jirikindeng (with their pocket money Rs 20,000) who is going to continue his studies in VKV Tingrai.  They have also decided to visit VKV Tingrai on regular basis to see the progress of the child and take him to their houses during short holidays. They will also talk to their parents and convince them to extend their help to Vivekananda Vidyalaya Jirikindeng. Shortly they will be sending their experience.

Friday, May 3, 2013

स्वामी विवेकानन्द के आदर्श और आज का युवा

05/07/2013 18:00
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अभ्यास मंडल, इन्दौर द्वारा आयोजित ५४वीं ग्रीष्मकालीन व्याख्यानमाला, जाल सभागृह, दक्षिण तुकोगंज, इन्दौर में ३ से १० मई तक आयोजित की जा रही हैं।
इस व्याख्यानमाला अंतरगत मंगलवार, ७ मई, २०१३ को सायं ६ बजे "स्वामी विवेकानन्द के आदर्श और आज का युवा" विषय पर माननीय निवेदिता दीदी, राष्ट्रीय उपाध्यक्ष, विवेकानन्द केन्द्र कन्याकुमारी, का व्याख्यान आयोजित किया गया है।

Yuva Damapatti Sammelan at Bhopal

05/04/2013
Asia/Calcutta
Yuva Damapatti Sammelan at Bhopal on 4th May 2013 - a One day workshop in auspicious presence of Mananeeya NiveditaDidi, Vice-President, Vivekananda Kendra, Kanyakumari