Monday, August 7, 2017

YOGA SASTRA SANGAMAM

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

Work like a Squirrel

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

Sthanik Karyakarta Prasikshan Shibir 2017 - Barak Vibhag, Assam

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Nagpanchami Celebration at Nagdandi

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

All India Yoga Shiksha Shivir 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

एक में अनेक की अनुभूति है योग

क्षेत्रीय शिक्षा संस्थान में योग सत्र का आयोजन : वेद का वाक्य ‘एकोह्म बहुस्यामः’ के अनुसार एक ही ब्रह्म जो अनेक स्वरूपों में प्रकट हुआ है उसकी अनुभूति कर लेना ही योग है। योगाभ्यास के माध्यम से समाहित अवस्था में प्राप्त ऊर्जा से व्युत्थान अवस्था अर्थात संपूर्ण दिन में योगमय स्थिति को पा लेना ही योग है। चित्त की वृत्तियों को नियंत्रित कर अपने आनंदमय स्वरूप को प्रकटीकरण ही योग है। उक्त विचार विवेकानन्द केन्द्र राजस्थान प्रान्त प्रशिक्षण प्रमुख डॉ0 स्वतन्त्र कुमार शर्मा ने क्षेत्रीय शिक्षा संस्थान द्वारा अपने अधिकारियों, कर्मचारियों, शिक्षकों एवं विद्यार्थियों के लिए आयोजित दस दिवसीय योग प्रशिक्षण सत्र के दौरान व्यक्त किए। इस अवसर पर छात्रों का विशेष सत्र लेते हुए पूर्णकालिक कार्यकर्ता सुरेश लामा ने शिथिलीकरण, सूर्यनमस्कार एवं विभिन्न क्लिष्ट आसनों का अभ्यास कराया गया। नगर प्रमुख र
विन्द्र जैन ने बताया कि यह सत्र 10 जून तक लगाया जा रहा है।

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Flood Relief Work in Gujarat

The Vivekananda Kendra karyakartas of Gujarat Prant appeal you to join us in the relief operation of flood affected areas of North Gujarat especially the villages of Banaskantha such as Lakhani, Disa, Dhanera, Tharad and Diyodar talukas.
In the first phase, aarta seva is needed. Therefore it has been decided after having seen the situation in the flood affected areas to give Grocery Kit and Utensils Kit to each family. The details of the same areas under:
Grocery Kit – Rs 1300/-
Utensils Kit – Rs   500/- … Total Rs 1800/- per family.
We have decided to distribute 2000 kits. The work has already begun and the first lot of 500 Kits will distribute on 07th August (Raksha Bandhan), second lot of 500 Kits will distribute on 15th August (Independence day) and Third lot of 1000 Kits will distribute on 25th August (Ganesh Chaturthi) by our karyakartas to the affected area.
Contribution Amount may please be transferred through NET BANKING/ CHEQUE/ DRAFT in the name of ‘Vivekananda Kendra’ with an email to Gujarat@vkendra.org and sms / whatsapp message to Shri Naishadbhai Patel  on 9879538586
The Bank Details are as under:
Name of the Account: Vivekananda Kendra
Account Number: 048003100000341
IFSC CODE: RNSB0000001
Name of the Bank: Rajkot Nagrik Sahakari Bank Ltd.
For further Details Contact : Shri Naishadbhai Patel, Sah-Prant Pramukh, Gujarat Prant. 

Monday, July 24, 2017

Activity Report at VK Bangaluru

We have observed International Yoga day on 21st June 2017 at St. Philomina English School, Vidyaranyapura involving the students of the school and teachers. More than 250 students have participated in mass Yoga and Suryanamaskar program. The principal Sri Ravindra Kumar was the chief guest and he  rendered all the help  in conducting this program successfully.

​Sri Kumar Aniketh conducted the Yoga program involving all the 250 students for about 90 minutes assisted by Sri Mohan Lal, our Saha Nagar pramukh and Kumar  Prithviraj, our Karyakartha. Our committee members Sri M.R.Gurumurthy, Sri Kodnad Satyanarayana, Sri Srinivasaiah, Sanchalak  supervised the Yoga activity. The response from the students was highly encouraging.

Guru Poornima was celebrated on 9-July-2017 at Yoga Kendra of Sri Puttashamaiah and Smt Ajantha Sudheendra. Sri Chidrupa Sharma, Veda Vidwan from Bengaluru was the chief guest and Sri Puttashamaiah presided over the function.

The program started by lighting the lamp followed by  invocation by Smt Usha Sridhar. Sri MR Gurumurthy welcomed the gathering and gave an introductory reference of the chief guest Sri Chidrupa Sharma. Guru Bhajan was conducted by Sri Srinivasaiah. Sri Srinivasaiah spoke about Kendra’s activities and briefed on the significance of “OM” which has been adopted by Our Kendra as ‘Guru’.

Chief guest Sri Chidrupa Sharma spoke on the significance of Guru Poornima and explained the flow of knowledge from Vyasa and Guru-Shisya  parampara.  He gave an outline of Vyasa and Poornima and beginning of ‘Chaturmasya’ on Vyasa Poornima. He also said how our our “Poorvaacharyas” started Guru parampara.

All the participants offered flowers to ‘OM’ followed by the  ‘Prasadam’ distribution to the participants. There was an attendance of  35 people.

Guru Poornima Celebrated at ​Telugu Prant

V​ivekananda ​K​endra Telugu Prant​ -​ Guru Poornima - Report of three Branch centers

Vivekananda ​Kendra Warangal Branch:

3 Programmes were organised. The following are the details

Care College of Pharmacy. Participants - 115 students and Faculty.

Progress High School - Participants - 210 students and teachers. Sri Prabhakar Reddy, Secretary and Correspondent of the school delivered the Guru Purnima message

Vivekananda Keshava Vidyaniketan, Kantaathmakur village. Students 90. Faculty. Children did paadarchana and offered flowers at the feet of the teachers with great Shraddha.

Guru stotram, Guru Purnima message and shanthi mantra as well as Kendra Prarthana were common in all the programmes. The utsavas were organised and conducted by VK Yuva karyakartas and Alpakaleen Sevavrati from Kadapa serving in Warangal, Sri Venkata Subbaiah.

V​ivekananda ​K​endra​ Kurnool​ Branch​​ ​ organised at Thandrapadu village - 16 people - mainly youth participated. Smt Parvathi, Associate Professor, Hindi, spoke on Water the Roots. Shri Sivaprasada, Vyavastha Pramukh, VK Kurnool, spoke on the significance of Guru Purnima as a Kendra utsav.

V​ivekananda Kendra Vijayawada​ Branch​ - 21 participants - Smt Vijayalakshmi, Nagar Pramukh, Vivekananda Kendra - Vijayawada branch, spoke on Water the Roots  and Shri G.Shriram spoke on Maharshi Veda Vyasa.

Guru Poornima Celebration at K​olkata

Guru P​oo​rnima celebrate​d at Eknath Vibhag of Kolkata Nagar, the program started at 6.15 pm with the chanting of Omkara collectively.  Santipath and Aikya Mantra was led by Kumari Subhangi Upadhyay, Vistar Pramukh, Howrah Vistar and followed by others.

Sri Arvind Singh, Vibhag Pramukh presented a brief account about Guru Purnima and its importance in Kendra.​ ​Then Bhajan of Guru was led by Sri Arvind Ji, Sri Arijit Kundu (Saha Samyojak, Barasat Nagar), Sri Plabom, Kumari Subhangi, Ma Bhanudas Ji. Others followed them.

Report of last year was presented by Sri Utpal Roy​. V​ivekananda Kendra General Secretary​​ ​Ma Bhanudas Ji delivered Bauddhik​.

※ Vyasa wrote Puranas to propagate the knowledge rendered in the Vedas. Propagation of this kn​o​wledge unto the individual standing at the last of the line.

※ Guru Purnima is a celebration of our heritage. We must preserve our heritage.

※ Avadhuta recognised 24 Gurus but none was Human.

※ We must also recognise the good qualities present in every being of the universe.

※ Everyone has something to teach me as all is part of the Ishwar. In the Gita Bhagavan says यद् यद् विभूतिमत् सत्त्वम्...

※ Vivekananda Kendra believes in the goodness present in all beings and is working for the organisation of the society.

※ Omkar is the unopposed symbol in the Hindu society. None opposes Omkar may he belong to any religious or spiritual belief.

※ Omkar is the most important symbol as it includes all phonemes and syllables.

※ Omkar will never arise a dispute among the sects in the society and it will lead us to the ultimate goal i.e. to attain Ishwar as stated by Sri Ramakrishna.

※ We should build our life according to our Samskriti and the knowledge rendered in our Shastras. That should match the ideology preached by our ancestors.

※ We must live a life that reflects the ideology we follow. 

※ Inspired by Omkara and our heritage we must dedicate time to this noble cause of organisation of society. Because organised society is the only way to the goal of Rashtra Punarutthan.

​​The program concluded with Kendra ​Prarthana.​ ​9 sisters and 12 brethren attended the program.

Guru Poornima Celebration at Durgapur

Vivekananda Kendra Kanyakumari, Paschimbang Prant, Durgapur Nagar Guru Purnima  Celebration at 3 places.

Date : 8.7.17​, ​Time :5.30 PM to 6:30 PM

Place : Sri Sri Harichand Thakur Mandir, Ganatantra Colony

Attendance : 88

Ma. Subir Ranjan Das , Saha Durgapur Nagar Sanchalak deliverd the speech on Guru Purnima and Vivekananda Kendra.

Date: 8.7.17​, ​Time:7.30 PM to 8.30 PM

Attendance : 14

Place: Mondal Bhaban, Sukanta Pally

Ma. Santi Nath Bhattacharya Mahasoy delivered a heart touching speech on Guru Purnima.

Date : 9.7.17​, Time:5.30 PM to 6.30 PM​

Attendance : 58

Place: Ramkrishna Bidya Mandir, Uttarpally

Ma. Krishnananda Maharaj of Uttarpally Ramkrishna Missan Asarm , Ma. Debasish Lahiri  Durgapur Nagar Sanchalak , Ma. Santi Nath Bhattacharya retired Sanskrit Teacher , Ma. Bikash Debnath teacher of Naboday Vidyalaya were present in the programme and enlightened us by their heart touching speech.

Leadership cum spoken English training by Vivek Kiran

A leadership cum spoken English training programme for the students of classes XI and XII was conducted at Kimin Community Hall on Sunday.

The training is conducted under the English Language Development Programme of the project Vivek Kiran Project -an educational initiative by the Vivekananda Kendra Vidyalayas Arunachal Pradesh Trust (VKVAPT) and Tata Trusts Mumbai.

Several students from Kimin circle attended it with enthusiasm, where experts from different areas conducted the classes. The training programme emphasized on the need of students becoming volunteers to bring about greater social changes by disseminating positive values among the populace.

“Everybody is a contributor for the development of the society” was the central theme of the training. The training also had components, such as skills of communication, group discussion, patriotic songs, stress management techniques and games.

VK-NarDep Activity Update - June 2017

Hazel Henderson is a real pathfinder. She is a futurist and a strong critic of the present economic model. Author of several books, including Building A Win-Win World, Beyond Globalization, Ethical Markets and Growing the Green Economy etc. Author Fritjof Capra credits Henderson with being a major influence on his thin king on ecological issues.

Henderson believes that the various threats to peace, community security, and good environment have led us into a new era in which we are obliged to look for values, information, and know-how that we ignored all these decades. In this issue we have given a few of her quotable quotes.

Shri.N.Krishnamoorthy covers the topic of ‘Green Systems’ by way of the usual dialogue between Srimati Annapurna Duval, Shri Krish Phidal and Professor Jnani Noval.  In happenings section, we have covered training programmes on Enriched Bio-manure, Terrace Gardening, Bio-methanation technology, Siddha Varma Practices and Exposure visits etc.

In the wisdom section, Wolfgang Sachs, Editor of ‘The Development Dictionary’ tells us the bad effects of Monoculture while Douglas Lummis forcefully writes that inequality is not an economic problem, but a political problem and finally Vandana Shiva in her usual style says that undermining of sustenance takes place because of market-centered economies. For reading the newsletter, 

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Updates from Green Rameswaram - June 2017

Rameswaram is getting ready for the inauguration of the grand memorial for Dr.A.P.J.Abdul Kalam on 27th of July. Incidentally, the late President initiated the ‘Green Rameswaram’ project on 28th January, 2014. In his address he said “Friends from Vivekananda Kendra have planned the renovation of the holy water bodies of Rameshwaram. Today they have renovated decades long abandoned, polluted water bodies. They have removed the thorny shrubs which occupied the Teertham, they have removed the putrefied stagnant, polluted waters; they have removed the liquor bottles and other pollutants that had been thrown into the Teerthams. Now the pilgrims can visit these Teerthams. This noble task by Vivekananda Kendra is a praiseworthy service. I congratulate each and every one of you who participated in this noble endeavor”.
We the members of ‘Green Rameswaram project’ are committed to fulfill his dream of keeping his native place not only clean and green but also work in its overall development. In this endeavor, we seek the support of all the stakeholders. This month newsletter has the following highlights:
An Ode to the IC Engine - blog by Dr.Ramarathnam of Basil Energetics.
Regular awareness programmes on Waste management by Hand in Hand India.
Shri.Subramanian of C.P.R. Environmental Educational Center writes about Nakshatra Vanam. This month he gives the details of Punarpusam Nakshatra
In Water harvesting section, you can see the photo gallery of the Renovated Arjuna Teertham’ and finally the work to build Social Capital. 

गुरु पूर्णिमा उत्सव अजमेर

आज जानकारी  गूगल से भी मिल जाता है किंतु  ज्ञान तो  गुरु से ही मिलता है।  भारतीय संस्कृति में गुरू का स्थान  गुरुत्व के कारण  है। गुरुत्व का ही प्रभाव है कि आज शिक्षा क्षेत्र में गुरुओं का सम्मान गर्व के साथ किया जाता है। विश्व में केवल भारत ही ऐसा देश है जिसका गुरुत्व पूरा विश्व मानता है और आज के समय में भी विभिन्न राष्ट्र भारतीय संस्कृति से जुड़ाव और उसके प्रति लगाव, खिचाव अनुभव करते हैं। मनुष्य में मनुष्यत्व होना ही गुरुत्व की पहली सीढ़ी होती है।उक्त विचार विद्या भारती के प्रान्त अध्यक्ष रामप्रकाष बंसल ने आध्यात्म प्रेरित सेवा संगठन विवेकानन्द केन्द्र कन्याकुमारी द्वारा 9 जुलाई को अजमेर नगर में पृथ्वीराज विस्तार शाखा चन्द्रवरदाई नगर में ए ब्लाॅक स्थित ओंकारेष्वर महादेव मंदिर परिसर में गुरूपूर्णिमा पर्व पर व्यक्त किए। उन्होंने कहा कि जीवन में पंचमहायज्ञ यथा ऋषियज्ञ, ब्रह्मयज्ञ, देवयज्ञ, बलिवैश्वयज्ञ और पितृयज्ञ की संकल्पना सभी को अपनानी चाहिए।

इस अवसर पर विषय प्रवर्तन करते हुए विवेकानन्द केन्द्र की प्रान्त संगठक और जीवनव्रती कार्यकर्ता सुश्री प्रांजलि येरिकर ने मंत्र शक्ति के बारे में जानकारी देते हुए बताया कि प्रत्येक मंत्र तभी प्रभावी हो पाता है जब उसके पहले ओंकार जुड़ता है। यही कारण है कि विवेकानन्द केन्द्र में ओंकार को गुरु माना गया है। इस अवसर पर भजन संध्या का भी आयोजन हुआ। विवेकानन्द केन्द्र द्वारा पिछले दिनों आयोजित की गई परीक्षा दें हंसते हंसते कार्यषाला में सहभागी हुए जयन्त, कनिका, जान्हवी, निर्मल, कार्तिकेय, अक्षत एवं निरंजन को इस अवसर पर प्रमाण-पत्र प्रदान किए गए।

विवेकानन्द केन्द्र द्वारा ही गुरूपूर्णिमा पर अन्य कार्यक्रम रामकृष्ण विस्तार शाखा वैषाली नगर स्थित आराम होटल में आयोजित हुआ जिसमें मुख्य वक्ता प्रो. बद्रीप्रसाद पंचोली ने गुरूतत्व के महत्व पर प्रकाष डालते हुए बताया कि लोगों को भगवान के वाचिक स्मरण के स्थान पर उपनिषदों की षिक्षाओं के अनुरूप सही आध्यात्मिक इच्छाषक्ति का रूपांतरण करना होगा और इस पुनरूत्थान के उत्साह को राष्ट्रनिर्माण के कार्य में परिवर्तित करने से ही राष्ट्रोत्थान संभव है। विषिष्ट अतिथि उमेष कुमार चैरसिया ने विवेकानन्द केन्द्र का ध्येय बिना किसी व्यक्तिगत लाभ के आर्त और विपन्न की सेवा करना ही ईष्वर की आराधना माना गया है जिसे हमे नम्रतापूर्वक और ईष्वरीय योजना मानते हुए पूर्ण करने का आषीष ऊँकार स्वरूप गुरू से प्राप्त करना इस दिन की सार्थकता है। कार्यक्रम का शुभारंभ गुरूस्रोत पठन एवं भजन संध्या से हुआ। कार्यक्रम की अध्यक्षता डाॅ. श्याम भूतड़ा ने की तथा संचालन नगर प्रमुख रविन्द्र जैन ने की।

कार्यकर्ता प्रशिक्षण शिविर बिहार

विवेकानंद केंद्र कन्याकुमारी बिहार प्रान्त में मई एवं जून माह में तीन स्थानों पर कार्यकर्ता प्रशिक्षण शिविर का आयोजन किया गया | दिनांक 28 मई से 2 जून तक पटना में स्थानीय कार्यकर्ता प्रशिक्षण शिविर का आयोजन हुआ, जिसमे कुल २२ कार्यकर्ताओं ने प्रशिक्षण प्राप्त किया | प्रशिक्षण शिविर में विशेष रूप से संस्कार वर्ग को प्रारंभ करने की दृष्टि से प्रशिक्षण दिया गया | शिविर के पश्चात कुल 3 स्थानों पर संस्कार वर्ग प्रारंभ किए गए | इसी प्रकार भागलपुर विभाग का कार्यकर्ता प्रशिक्षण शिविर का आयोजन दिनांक 3 जून से 7 जून तक नौगछिया के जैरामपुर ग्राम में हुआ | दिनांक 2 जून को शिविर का रिपोर्टिंग था | कुल 33 प्रतिभागियों ने भाग लिया | इस प्रशिक्षण शिविर का भी केंद्र बिंदु संस्कार वर्ग ही था | शिविर के पश्चात् 4 संस्कार वर्ग प्ररम्भ हुए | तीसरा शिविर राँची और जमशेदपुर विभाग का रांची में संपन्न हुआ | इसमें कुल 16 कार्यकर्ता उपस्थित थे | इस शिविर के पश्चात राँची में 3 संस्कार वर्ग प्रारंभ हुए और जमशेदपुर में 2 संस्कार वर्ग प्रारम्भ हुआ |

Karyakarta Prashikshan Shibir​ Karnavati​

Vivekanand Kendra ​Karnavati​ Branch​ has organized a 5 days Sthanik Karyakarta Prashikshan Shibir (KPS). The main aim of the shibir was to train the karyakartas for karyapaddhati of Vivekanada Kendra and to and to give Nationalistic views. Registration process was started on june of 18th at 4:00pm and the shibir was completed on 23rd june at 12:00 pm.

Aa. Shri Pankajbhai Chohan (Chairman, AMC School Board, Navarangpura, Ahmedabad) & Shri Dr. Chetanbhai Bhatt( Sanchalak- Vivekanada Kendra, Paschim Karnavati Nagar & Principal Govt. Engg. College, Gandhinagar) chaired the Udghatan Satra.

There were many sessions organized like “Swami Vivekanada - Rasthra Bhakta Sanyasi", “ Karyakarta Gun ane Vikas ", "Patthar me Pragate pran(Story of Vivekanada Rock Memorial And Ma. Eknathji Ranade" ,"Sampark Mantra ane Tantra”, “Chunoutiya Ane Pratisad” & “Karyapaddhati ane Karyapranali” for the development of  karyakarta.

Total number of 23 karyakarta participate in shivir. 17 participants from which 6 from Gandhinagar, 5 from Purva karnavati , 4 from Paschim karnavati , 1 from Modasa, 1 from Patan and 6 Sanchalan karyakartas who conduct the camp. Shri. Pravinbhai Rathod (Sah-Sanchalak- Vivekanada Kendra, Paschim Karnavati Nagar & Ret. HOD, LD Engg. College, Gandhinagar) was shibir Adhikari and shibir Pramukh was Aa. Dhrumaben Pinara(Karyapaddhati Pramukh Vivekanada Kendra, Paschim Karnavati Nagar).

​There was two Gan formed in the shibir, one the " Punyabhumi Gan " and the other " Karmabhumi Gan". There were many sessions organized for the development of karyakarta. sessions like " karyakarta gun ane vikas ", "patthar me pragate pran" ,"sampark mantra ane tantra. On the last second day of the shibir all participants done the Sampark in nearby societies and good experience of Sampark & “bhajan sandhya" was also organized, in which there were 50 karyakartas and their family members were present.

In Prerna se Punarurthhan Ratri Stra Assistant Comandent Dr. Pareshji inspired by  telling his experience of working in Jammu-Kashmir and Chattisgadh and how our army sacrifice for nation.  

On the last day of shibir the Shivirathi has done 108​ Suryanamaskar at Sabarmati river riverfront & aahuti satra was taken by Gujarat prant sangathak Aa. Shitalben Joshi. The shibir ended at 12:00 pm with sankalp of doing work for organisation at respective Nagar.

Guru Poornima Celebration Bhiwani


Vivekananda Kendra Kanyakumari Sakha Bhiwani Organised Many programs in Bhiwani District at 6 places, the programme were started with 3 Omkar, SanthiPath followed by Geet and Baudhik regarding importance of Guru. After that student were played Games and small discussion and presentation. The program concluded with Kendra Prayers. The detail of various places as below.

1. Bhiwani kendra

Total - 60, Brothers - 20, Sisters - 40

2. Bhurtana Govt. High school

Total -200, Brothers - 80, Sisters - 120

3. Mandhan Govt. School

Total 180, Brothers 100, Sisters 80

4 Mundhal Khurd Govt. School

Total - 60, Brothers 20, Sisters 40

5.Kheri Khummar Govt Sr.Sec School

Total 150, Brothers 90, Sisters 60

6. Devrala Girls Sr. Sec School

Total 200,  Sisters 200

BloodDonation camp Chinchwad

Vivekananda Kendra Chinchwad had organized a blood donation camp as every year. Around 100 people had come to donate blood for this social cause. ​they were first tested for Hemoglobin count and BP and from them 55 people successfully donated blood. Blood collection was done by PSI Blood bank Kharalwadi, Pimpri. Every blood donor was gifted with a scented plant to spread awareness of green and clean environment.

​Next blood donation camp is planned in month of November on ​ 19/11/2017 on the eve of 102th birth anniversary of Shri Eknathji the founder of Vivekananda Kendra Kanyakumari.

Friday, July 21, 2017

गुरु पूर्णिमा कार्यक्रम पटना

विवेकानन्द केन्द्र कन्याकुमारी की पटना शाखा द्वारा  दिनांक 09 जुलाई को गुरु पूर्णिमा के अवसर पर केंद्र प्रार्थना अभ्यास वर्ग व संस्कार वर्ग के बच्चों द्वारा अपनी माताओं का पाद पूजन किया गया।  नगर सह संचालक शिखा सिंह ने बताया की कार्यक्रम को मुख्य अतिथि के रूप में डॉण् वीणा पाण्डेय ने संबोधित करते हुए बताया की माँ ही बालक की प्रथम गुरु होती  है।   जन्म लेने के बाद बच्चे के मुख से निकलना वाला पहला शब्द माँ होता है द्य माँ से ही वह संसार का परिचय पाता  है।  माँ जैसे बालक को संस्कार देती है वही संस्कार  लेकर बालक बड़ा होता है और चरित्रवान बनता है जिससे समाज और राष्ट्र केलिए एक निधि बनता है ।  इन मातृपूजन  से इन बालकों के मन में  माँ के प्रति कर्तव्य का बोध होगा। 

कार्यक्रम का सञ्चालन शिवशंकर और स्नेहा  ने किया द्य कार्यक्रम का प्रारंभ 3 ओमकार प्रार्थना से सुलेखा ने किया।  गीत जूही द्वारा लिया गया द्य उसके पश्चात केंद्र कार्यकर्ताओं द्वारा केंद्र प्रार्थना की प्रत्येक पंक्ति की व्याख्या की गयी।   धन्यवाद ज्ञापन देव नरेश दास ने किया द्य कार्यक्रम का समापन शांतिपाठ से हुआ। 

गुरु पूर्णिमा कार्यक्रम जयपुर

विवेकानंद केंद्र कन्याकुमारी जयपुर शाखा की ओर से रविवार को आयोजित गुरु पूर्णिमा कार्यक्रम में शहर भर के युवा कार्यकर्ताओं ने केंद्र में गुरु रूप में प्रतिष्ठित  ओंकार के महत्व को समझ कर राष्ट्र कार्य में खुद को समर्पित करने के बारे में जाना। केंद्र के चांदी की टकसाल स्थित कार्यालय में आयोजित गुरु पूर्णिमा कार्यक्रम में विवेकानंद केंद्र के विभाग संचालक सीताराम सेठी ने कार्यकर्ताओं से समय नियोजन, वाणी संयम, आत्मीयता, निरहंकारिता और आत्म अवलोकन करने को कहा। उन्होंने जीवन में वैदिक सिद्धांतों को शामिल करने को कहा। उन्होंने समाज में सभी वर्गों तक स्वामी विवेकानंद के संदेशों को जाने के लिए युवाओं से आग्रह किया। श्री सेठी ने केंद्र प्रार्थना के महत्व का उल्लेख करते हुए बताया कि बिना किसी व्यक्तिगत लाभ के समाज की सेवा ही ईश्वर की आराधना है। इस अवसर पर विवेकानंद केंद्र जयपुर महानगर की साल भर की गतिविधियों को लेकर प्रकाशित एक पुस्तिका का भी विमोचन किया गया। कार्यक्रम में जयपुर शहर के युवाओं ने बड़ी संख्या में भाग लेकर भारतीय संस्कृति और गुरु परंपरा के बारे में जाना।

विवेकानंद केंद्र की नगर संगठक श्वेता ने बताया कि विवेकानंद केंद्र के पांच प्रमुख वार्षिक कार्यक्रमों में गुरुपूर्णिमा एक महत्वपूर्ण कार्यक्रम है। उन्होंने बताया कि इस साल जड़ों को सींचे विषय पर ध्यान केंद्रित कर यह कार्यक्रम मनाया गया।

GuruPoornima Celebration at Thiruvananthapuram

Gurupurnima programme was celeberated in VK Thiruvananthapuram on 9 July 2017. Competition on Guru stotra recitation, Guru Bhajans and lecture on importance of Gurupurnima, prasad distribution  were the programmes. Students of Anandalaya participated in the competition. Yoga varga participants conducted bhajans. Swami Bhuwanatmanada Maharaj, President  from Sri Ramakrishna Ashram, Kayamkulam was the main speaker. Programme was organised in Kavalur by VK Karyakarta Gopika and yoga satra participants of Kavalur. 35 people participated in the programme.

गुरुपूर्णिमा उत्सव बिलासपुर

1) विवेकानंद केंद्र कन्याकुमारी शाखा बिलासपुर द्वारा 09/07/2017 को गुरु पूर्णिमा के दिन सुबह 10 बजे से 11:30 तक गुरु पूर्णिमा उत्सव का आयोजन विवेकानंद केंद्र कार्यालय शांति नगर बिलासपुर में किया गया था l उल्लेखनीय है क़ि बिलासपुर शाखा 2013 से विभिन्न आयोजनो के माध्यम से व्यक्ति निर्माण से राष्ट्र निर्माण में लक्ष्य को ध्यान में रख कर कार्य कर रही है । यूं तो वर्ष भर में कई पूर्णिमा आते हैं परंतु आषाढ़ मास के इस पूर्णिमा का गौरवशाली इतिहास है इसे गुरु पूर्णिमा के रूप में मनाया जाता है l विवेकानंद केंद्र की परंपरा के अनुसार कार्यक्रम का प्रारंभ तीन ओंकार व मंगलाचरण से हुआ, तत्पश्चात गुरु पर आधारित भजन  कोमल दीदी ने लिया । विवेकानंद केंद्र के विस्तार प्रमुख डॉ. संजय आयदे जी ने  संक्षिप्त में गुरु पूर्णिमा पर प्रकाश डाला तथा बताया कि हम सभी एकात्मा भाव से ओम को गुरु के रुप में मानते हैं ।  तत्पश्चात विवेकानंद केंद्र के विभाग संपर्क प्रमुख आदरणीय उल्हास वारे जी ने अपने विस्तृत उद्बोधन में बताया गुरुपूर्णिमा उत्सव संगठन की दृष्टि से अत्यंत महत्वपूर्ण है l उन्होंने केंद्र प्रार्थना में निहित ज्ञान के तत्वों को सरल शब्दों में व्याख्या कर समझाया एवं व्यक्तित्व निर्माण में आवश्यक एवम् कार्यकर्ता के विकास हेतु करणीय बातो को बताते हुए कार्यों की प्राथमिकता तय कर जरूरी कार्य को पहले करना आवश्यक बताया । कार्यक्रम का सञ्चालन  आशुतोष शुक्ल ने किया । कार्यक्रम में कुल लगभग 30 लोग,  दायित्ववान कार्यकर्ता तथा  नगरवासी, प्रबुद्धजन आदि उपस्थित थे ।

2) संस्कार वर्ग में गुरुपूर्णिमा: बिलासपुर के राजेंद्र नगर के साप्ताहिक संस्कार वर्ग में 8/7/17 को गुरुपूर्णिमा उत्सव मनाया गया । कुल " उपस्थिति लगभग 80" (अस्सी) रही । संस्कार वर्ग के प्रारम्भ में गुरु पूर्णिमा मनाई गयी, जिसका प्रारम्भ ॐ की प्रतिमा के सामने दीप प्रज्ज्वलित करके 3 ओमकार व मंगलाचरण से हुआ । इसके उपरांत संस्कार वर्ग का मासिक गीत बच्चे अच्छे से लयपूर्वक गाये । इसके बाद युगल भैया के पीछे बच्चों ने "गुरुस्तोत्र" की तीन पंक्तिया  दोहराया । गुरुपूर्णिमा का महत्व बताते हुए आशुतोष भैया ने कहा संगठन में हम दिव्य भाव से ॐ को गुरु मानते हैं साथ ही केंद्र परिचय बताकर ॐ रूपी "एक प्रतीकात्मक गुरु" की आवश्यकता समझाया l इसके बाद सामान्य रूप से हर बार की तरह संस्कार वर्ग चला जिसमे आज्ञा अभ्यास, खेल, गीत, कहानी हुआ ।

3) आगामी -- संस्कार वर्ग में आगामी गुरुवार 13 जुलाई को संध्या 5:30 से 6:30 बजे तक गुरु पूर्णिमा मनायी जायेगी ।

4) आगामी -- नया कार्य स्थान कोरबा में 21 जुलाई को सम्भावित समय संध्या 7 - 8 बजे मनायी जायेगी, जिसमे मध्य प्रान्त संगठक मा. सुश्री रचना दीदी की विशेष गरिमामयी उपस्थिति एवम मार्गदर्शन प्राप्त होगा तथा विभाग सम्पर्क प्रमुख आ. डॉ. उल्हास वारे जी का भी सानिध्य प्राप्त होगा ।

Telugu Prant Activity Report : June 2017

 Vivekananda Kendra -Telugu Praant Activity Report 

3rd NTERNATIONALLY DAY OF YOGA ~ VK TELUGU PRAANT:

Total programmes:24.

Participants: 2,665 in 3 Vibhags (7 Nagars, 1 Niyojit Nagar & 2 Prakalp)



Details:

Hyderabad Vibhag: - 5 Nagars & 1 Niyojit Nagar:  18 programs:

2,413 participants.

Details:

Ibrahimpatnam-3 programs -850 participants, PJR Community hall-31, Sivani School-42, Indranagar-21, Concord company-15, Ameerpet Karyalaya-12, VK Dilsukhnagar-100, SVGCC Dilsukhnagar-100, SVGCC Champapet-200, VK Nagole-120, & 2 Schools at Nagole-80 (45+35),  Tech Mahindra Foundation-30. Shapur Nagar -4 programs -800 participants. Habsiguda: 1 program -12 TOTAL : 2313 people participated in 22 programs.

VK KAUSHALAM:

3 programs~305 Participants:

Details:

NMDC (National Mineral Develolment Corpoation) -200, Kamineni Medical college-85, VK Kaushalam-20

VK Kadapa:1 program - 27 participants

VK Vijayawada 1 program: 12 participants.

VK ASMITA

Nizampatnam-(Fishing community). Program: 1; Total.8.

VK AMEERPET: Swami Vivrkananda-based Motivational Talks

A series of 11 Motivational Talks were held every Saturday at Vivekananda Kendra, Ameerpet, Hyderabad for the last three months. The topics ranged from Goal setting, Success, Perseverence, Leadership, Time management, Proactivity, Priority, Positive thinking, Yoga way, Values of life from Swami Vivekananda's, Eknathji's perspective. The talks were attended by on an average 15-20 people.

Regular Kaarya:

Karyapaddhati:

- Kendra Varga ~2:  2 Nagars -VK Ameerpet & VK Kadapa

- Yoga Varga -4 : 3 Nagars (VK Ameerpet, VK Vijayawada, VK Kadapa  & 1 Prakalpa -VK Kaushalam

- Sanskar Varga: VK Kadapa -1

VK Asmita:

4 Aanandalayas running regularly. 1 in Cintayigaripalem, Prakasam District & 2 new ones in Parvathipuram Nagar, Vizianagaram district.

Aanandalaya Monthly baithak was organied in Parvathipuram.

Guru Poornima Celebration at​ ​N​agpur

Vivekananda Kendra Nagpur Branch  celebrated   Gurupaurnima  utsav from 7th to  9th  July 2017.  A three days series of lectures was  arranged on this occasion at Kendra karyalaya .

On the opening day of the series, the retired professor of Dharampeth College Ms Ushatai Gadkari was invited.  She said, “Our first Guru is Mother, after her every member of our family, then our Teacher in School is our Guru. Not only this, every living or non-living thing which is the part of this universe, is our Guru, because everyone  of  them teaches us something.  Self-conversation is necessary to determine Gur-Tatwa.  The  Introduction of the program was given by Manjiritai Dhavle and the Speaker was introduced by Gitatai Kelkar.

Shradhey Jyotiswaroopananda Maharaj of Ramkrishna Math, Dhantoli was the invitee on Second day.  “The first word in the World is Omkar and Omkar itself is the World.  It is not only a word but it is ‘NAADBRAMH’.  GU  means Darkness and RU means Light.  In that way GURU represents a person  who guides us in the way from Darkness to Light.”   He  interpreted ‘OMKAR’ in very simple and interesting way.  Asavaritai Kulkarni introduced the speaker.

 Prof. Raghunath Bhalerao, who was the invitee on the third and concluding day, explained the ‘Importance of Guru in the present scenario’. He elaborated the subject especially for the youth, which was prominent part of the audience, by quoting historical and current examples.  Dipalitai Agrawal introduced him to the audience. 

 Chanting of Guru-Bhajan on all the three days of the Lecture Series made the Whole atmosphere holy and sacred.  On the concluding day, Flowers were offered to Omkar.  On all the three days, the program was conducted successfully by Renutai Indurkar. Total 140 people attended the program.

GuruPoornima Celebration at Karnavati

GurupurnimaUtsav . A traditional festival which reminds us an importance of Guru in our lives. In this transformation process, Ethics of Guru are transformed gradually, thus his disciples become better citizens of the nation. In this way this is a festival of the celebration of that transformation. This is a festival by which we can give tribute to our Guru who made us knowledgeable, capable, spiritual etc.

Vivekanand Kendra -  Karnavati branch - paschimnagar celebrate this divine programme every year with variety of programme . This was held on 9.7.2017 during 4:00 to 5:00 pm on Kendra karyalaya . In the presence of 42 karyakartas and other new members, this programme was organised . Nagar did sampark through creative invitation card.  Last year the nagar had organisedBhajanSandhya . This year Nagar organisedBaudhik-a lecture on Gurupurnima which was actually message of Ma. Niveditadidi - Vice President of VivekanandKendra. ShriJankibenVaidya was the speaker and she nicely delivered the message of respected Didi . The lecture contained essence like why we celebrate this festival and how the Om is set as Guru of VivekanandKendra. She nicely explained kendraparthana's importance for Kendra Karyakartas. She also elucidate the stanzas of kendraparthana and how can we karyakarta fulfill the expectations of the Kendra. How should we do our kendrakarya and how can we increase our efficiency. We should be a good karyakarta , these types of points she delivered.

एक में अनेक की अनुभूति है योग

क्षेत्रीय शिक्षा संस्थान में योग सत्र का आयोजन : वेद का वाक्य ‘एकोह्म बहुस्यामः’ के अनुसार एक ही ब्रह्म जो अनेक स्वरूपों में प्रकट हुआ है उसकी अनुभूति कर लेना ही योग है। योगाभ्यास के माध्यम से समाहित अवस्था में प्राप्त ऊर्जा से व्युत्थान अवस्था अर्थात संपूर्ण दिन में योगमय स्थिति को पा लेना ही योग है। चित्त की वृत्तियों को नियंत्रित कर अपने आनंदमय स्वरूप को प्रकटीकरण ही योग है। उक्त विचार विवेकानन्द केन्द्र राजस्थान प्रान्त प्रशिक्षण प्रमुख डॉ0 स्वतन्त्र कुमार शर्मा ने क्षेत्रीय शिक्षा संस्थान द्वारा अपने अधिकारियों, कर्मचारियों, शिक्षकों एवं विद्यार्थियों के लिए आयोजित दस दिवसीय योग प्रशिक्षण सत्र के दौरान व्यक्त किए। इस अवसर पर छात्रों का विशेष सत्र लेते हुए पूर्णकालिक कार्यकर्ता सुरेश लामा ने शिथिलीकरण, सूर्यनमस्कार एवं विभिन्न क्लिष्ट आसनों का अभ्यास कराया गया। नगर प्रमुख रविन्द्र जैन ने बताया कि यह सत्र 10 जून तक लगाया जा रहा है।

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

International Yoga Day celebration in Tinsukia

On the occasion of 3rd International Day of Yoga, Vivekananda Kendra Kanyakumari, Tinsukia Branch organized three programs in various locations of Tinsukia Township. At 8:30 A.M. the first program was organized at Women’s College, Tinsukia. The programme saw the enthusiastic participation of 185 students and lecturers of the college. The Yoga session was conducted by L. Sarita, Tinsukia Nagar Sangathak, Vivekananda Kendra. Yoga demonstrations were done by Kumari Najuki and Ravi, Anadalaya Acharyas.

The second program was organized at Manav Kalyan Prathana Bhawan, Tinsukia in collaboration with the Institute of Chartered Accountant of India (ICAI), Tinsukia branch. 150 persons including the Chartered Accountants, their family members and friends participated in the program. Sri Manish Agarwal, President of Tinsukia branch of ICAI delivered the welcome speech. Sri Gurudev Koli, Teacher, VKV, Tinsukia took the yoga session. Ma. Pravin Davolkarji, all India Joint General Secretary of Vivekananda Kendra enlightened the gathering on the topic- Yoga: the way of life.

At 12 noon the final program was organized in Tinsukia Commerce College in association with the District Administration, Tinsukia. Sri Partha Pratim Bairagi, ADC, Tinsukia was the chief guest. The Principal, Vice-Principal and many dignitaries from Tinsukia took part in that program. 250 students and lecturers of the college participated in the Yoga session taken by Sri Gurudev Koli, Teacher, VKV, Tinsukia.              

International Day of Yoga at Madurai

Madurai Celebrated International day of yoga celebrated at 4 place.

1. Madurai tvs Nagar vk Office (only brothers) total participants:11 Date:21.6.2017 Time:7.00 to 8.00am

2. Indian Oil corporations (Sisters and brothers) Totel participants:17 Date:21.6.2017 Time:8.00 to 9.00 am

3.tvs Sundaram School (sisters and brothers)7,8,9 students Total participants:60 Date:21.6.2017 Time:4.00 to 5.00pm

4.Arunachalam School (only brothers)7,8,9 students total participants:200 Date:21.6.2017 Time:4.30 to 5.30pm Vandemataram

3rd International Yoga day celebration by Vivekananda Kendra Branch-Guwahati

Along with rest of the country, the 3rd International Yoga day is celebrated in Guwahati on 21st June by Vivekananda Kendra Branch Guwahati with more than hundred devoted, enthusiastic Karyakartas. Kendra conducted the programme in 45 places of Guwahati and reach out to approximately 2200 people. The places are the Kendrastans, prime educational institutes, research institutes, Govt offices, corporate hubs, hospitals, some NGOs etc.

The event was planned for the last one month by the Yoga core team, VK Guwahati and VKIC. The training to the Karyakarta teams was given in the Saturday and Sundays of the whole month.

All the Yoga sessions are followed by a Kendra parichaya session. A good number of Kendra publications are also sold in the venues. The follow up activity will be Yoga Satra.

Some of the venues are IIT Guwahati, Gauhati University, Cotton University, TATA Institute of Social Science, Beltola College, Arya Vidyapith College, RGB College, Assam Institute of Management, NERIM, IGNOU, IIIT Guwahati, Regional Science Centre, IAAST, Archeological Survey of India, Bamunimaidan Industrial Estate, Assam Police Battalion, NRL, Railways Bamunimaidan, Reserve Bank of India, Postal Department Meghdoot Bhavan, Central Excise, BSNL, Hyaat Hospital, etc.

योग दिवस बिलासपुर में

विवेकानंद केंद्र कन्याकुमारी शाखा बिलासपुर द्वारा विश्व योग दिवस के उपलक्ष में 21 जून 2017 को संध्या 5:30 से 7:00 बजे तक योग अभ्यास एवं परिचर्चा का आयोजन केंद्र कार्यालय शांति नगर बिलासपुर में किया गया था. जिसमें प्रन्द्रह दयित्ववान कार्यकर्ताओ की उपस्थिति रही ।

योगाभ्यास का प्रारंभ विवेकानंद केंद्र की गौरवशाली परंपरा के अनुसार 3 ओंकार एवं सहना ववतु से हुआ, प्राणायाम का अभ्यास कराया गया । इसमें विभिन्न लोगों ने भाग लिया केंद्र के वरिष्ठ कार्यकर्ता एवं विभाग संपर्क प्रमुख डॉक्टर उल्हास वारे ने योग के चार प्रकारों को बताया कर्मयोग, ज्ञान योग, भक्ति योग तथा क्रिया योग चारों प्रकार उनकी सुव्यवस्थित तथा सारगर्भित व्याख्या के उपरांत उन्होंने कहा अपने अंदर छुपी शक्तियों को उभारने के लिए इन चारो का उचित समन्वयन आवश्यक है तथा यह एक सतत चलने वाली प्रक्रिया है । व्यवस्था प्रमुख प्रभाकर लिडबिडे जी ने कहा विद्यार्थियों के लिए योग अत्यंत लाभप्रद है, इससे विद्यार्थियों की एकाग्रता पड़ती है तथा उनकी कार्य कुशलता में वृद्धि होती है इसलिए हर विद्यार्थी को एक घंटा योग अवश्य करना चाहिए । संचालक एडवोकेट प्रतीक शर्मा जी ने बताया वर्तमान में योग का प्रचलन बहुत अधिक बढ़ गया है इसका प्रमुख कारण यही है कि योग करने से सिर्फ फायदे ही होते हैं इसका कोई भी साइड इफेक्ट अथवा नुकसान नहीं है इसलिए इसकी जनसामान्य में स्वीकार्यता बढ़ गई है । विस्तार प्रमुख डॉक्टर संजय आयदे  जी ने कहां के लोग भारत की ही देन है एवं विश्व स्तर पर इसके स्वीकार्यता हमारे लिए गर्व का विषय है आज लगभग 200 देशों में योग किया गया, विदेशी न्यूज चैनल पर भी योग करते हुए लोग दिखाई थी जो कि इसकी पुष्टि करता है । विस्तार प्रमुख डॉक्टर धनंजय मिश्रा ने वृक्ष का उदाहरण देते हुए योग की महत्ता का प्रतिपादन किया तथा कहा जिस प्रकार का वृक्ष के लिए जड़ अत्यंत महत्वपूर्ण है उसी प्रकार मनुष्य के शरीर के लिए उसका मस्तिष्क में अत्यंत महत्वपूर्ण है , उन्होंने विज्ञान की भाषा में भी विभिन्न चीजों को समझाये । योग लेते समय ही व्यवस्था प्रमुख आशुतोष शुक्ल ने योग में आवश्यक सावधानी बताते हुए योग को व्याधि से समाधि की यात्रा कह कर   विभिन्न रोगों में इससे होने वाले फायदों के बारे में बताया तथा योग रोग उपचार का साधन मात्र ना होकर एक "जीवन पद्धति" होने की बात कही ।

सर्वे भवंतु सुखिन: के साथ समापन हुआ, तत्पश्चात केंद्र प्रार्थना कर के लोग अपने गंतव्य की ओर प्रस्थान किये । 

3 Days Residential Youth motivation camp at Kanyakumari

3 Days Residential Youth motivation camp is organised by Vivekananda Kendra Mysore at Kanyakumari from June 6th to June 8th. On 6th June Ma. Balakrishanji, Vice president of Vivekananda Kendra inaugurated the camp and talked about Vivekananda Rock Memorial and Ma. Eknathji. The topic Purposeful Life  by Ma. Radha Didi, Pranta Sanghatak and interacted with students. How I inspired by Swami Vivekananda by Sri Raghuji, Bangalore.  Patriotic saint Swami Vivekananda and Karma Yogini Bhagini Nivedita by Sri Vinayaka, Yuva Pramukh, Vivekananda Kendra, Mysore. Su. Kalyani Didi took song session.  On 8th June , Ma.Aparna didi, talked about Kendra and how students can associate in Kendra activities. Prayer, games , group discussion, Shramanubhava, yoga and pranayama are the other activities.All the participants visited Rock memorial, Sri Ramayana Dharshanam, Bharatamata sadhan, other exhibitions the campus. Total participants 40, teachers-3, karyakartas- 7.

Bhagavata Saptaha in VK Thiruvananthapuram

Bhagavata Saptaha was organised in VK Thiruvananthapuram from 8 June to 15 June 2017.  Mananeeya Lakshmi didi, Director Vivekananda Kendra Vedic Vision Foundation, inaugurated the Saptaha on 8 June 2017 at 9.00 am by

lighting the lamp. She also spoke on Bhagavata mahatmya. Sri Hanumanta Rao, Treasurer Vivekananda Kendra Kanyakumari, participated in the Saptaha and shared few stories from Bhagavata. Smt Padma Adigal from

VKVVF Kodungallur and Su. Shanta Kumari from Palaghat were the main acharyas of the saptaha. All the participants of the Saptah were well acquainted with the reading of Bhagavata and shared their knowledge

about Bhagavata during Saptaha. Programme was concluded on 15 June 2017. Around 100 people partook the prasad. Su Radhamma from Thiruvananthapuram sponsored the entire programme.

Friday, June 23, 2017

Personality Development Camp at VKV Badarpur

A 5 day non-residential Personal Development camp was organized by Vivekananda Kendra Vidyalaya, Badarpur at Anandadham Kalibari, Badarpur, from 23rd May’17 to 27th May’17, where 42 students attendend. Apart from VKV Badarpur, 5 other school student also participated in that camp. The program was inaugurated in the presence of Sree Chinmoy Boruah dada, Nagar pramukh, Badarpur, Sree Niharanjan Das Dada a teacher of Maharshi Sandipan school and Sree Prashanta Chakraborty Dada Headmaster VKV Badarpur.

Every day from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm different activities started from Pratahsmaran to Kendra Prarthana, along with various Boudhik satras, Manthans, Karyashalas, Yogabhyas, Geetabhyas and sanskar Varga were followed.

The topic of the Boudhik Satras were: Our Ideal Swami Vivekananda, Mananiya Eknathji and his leadership, Bharatiya Sanskriti and Adarsha SanskarVarga

And the related Manthan and Karyashalas were : Patriotism in practice, Leadership, Health and hygiene and Team Building

On 27th May’17 at 2:00 pm the Samarpan samaroh was followed in presence of various dignitaries and parents of those students. The dignitaries were- (1) Sree Ahindra Das, teacher of Rly High school, (2) Sree Shitish Ranjan Das, Headmaster of Pramodini Vidyanikitan School,Kalinagar , (3) Sree Bishwa Baran Boruah a senior Advocate of Karimganj Judge Court. All of them were very happy for those steps taken for the children and have put light upon the importance of those camps and those habbits that build our character. The program concluded with Kendra Prarthana. 

Vishwabhanu bulletin April-May-2017

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

193rd Free Eye Camp at Kanyakumari​

Vivekananda Kendra Kanyakumari organized 193rd Free Eye Camp on 7th June 2017 Wednesday from 9:00 a m to 3:00 p m in Vivekanandapuram Campus.​ This Eye Camp was ​Sponso​​r​ed by​ Smt S Shankary (In memory of her husband late MGS   Shankar) of Tirunelveli.
The Camp was inaugurated by lighting the lamp by LifeWorker, Kum. Aparna Palkar in presence of Dr. Sneha & Dr. Pradhan of the Aravind Eye Hospital, Tirunelveli. Including Doctors total 15 member of Medical Team has conducted the camp. They checked up more than 180 outdoor patients, from which 38 patients have been sent to Tirunelveli for Operation and with this free Spectacles and post operative medicine were distributed to Eye Patients at Vivekanandapuram campus at Vivekananda Kendra, Kanyakumari.
Free Eye Camp was organised every first Wednesday morning of every month at Vivekanandapuram Campus at Vivekananda Kendra, Kanyakumari. One can contribute his service or sponsor a Eye Camp. Plz drop an email to dona...@vkendra.org to get more details.

Green Rameswaram NewsLetter May 2017

Vivekananda Kendra - Nardep received the "Environmental Award" for its work at Rameswaram in the year 2015 - 16 on 5th June – ‘World Environment Day’. Environment Minister K.C.Karupanan, Govt. of Tamilnadu handed over the award to Sis.Saraswathi on behalf of Vivekananda Kendra - Nardep at the glittering function held at Chennai. This month has the following highlights:

Proceedings of the ‘Visioning Exercise’ for ‘Green Resilient Rameswaram’

Proceedings of the ‘Visioning Exercise’ for ‘Green Resilient Rameswaram’

Sustainable Electricity Access - Some Thoughts by Dr.Ramarathnam of Basil Energetics.

Regular awareness programmes on Waste management by Hand in Hand India.

Shri.Subramanian of C.P.R. Environmental Educational Center writes about Nakshatra Vanam. This month he gives the details of Shathabhisha Nakshatra.

Economic viability of Drumstick cultivation and creation of value added products

In Water harvesting section, you can see the story on the ‘Sarvaroga Nivarana Teertham’ as well as the inauguration of the Traditional Water Body and finally the work to build Social Capital

Monday, June 12, 2017

Environmental Award to VK Nardep

Vivekananda Kendra - Nardep received the "Environmental Award" for its work at Rameswaram in the year 2015 - 16 on 5th June – ‘World Environment Day’. Environment Minister K.C.Karupanan, Govt. of Tamilnadu handed over the award to Sis.Saraswathi on behalf of Vivekananda Kendra - Nardep at the glittering function held at Chennai.

VK Nardep Monthly Newsletter May 2017

Albert Schweitzer, a Nobel Laureate was a French-German theologian, organist, philosopher, and physician. He coined the phrase “Reverence for Life”. These words came to Albert Schweitzer on a boat trip on the Ogooué River in French Equatorial Africa (now Gabon), while searching for a universal concept of ethics for our time.

Schweitzer made the phrase the basic tenet of an ethical philosophy, which he developed and put into practice. He gave expression to its development in numerous books and publications during his life.  He also used his hospital in Lambaréné in Gabon (Central Africa) to demonstrate this philosophy in practice. In this month, we are giving a few of his quotable quotes.

Shri.N.Krishnamoorthy covers the topic of ‘Green Diversity’ by way of dialogue between Srimati Annapurna Duval, Shri Krish Phidal and Professor Jnani Noval.  In happenings section, we have covered training programmes on Vermi Technology, Bee Keeping, Water management, Bio-methanation technology, Refresher course and Exposure visits etc.

In the wisdom section, Wolfgang Sachs, Editor of ‘The Development Dicitionary’ writes about the dilemma of the human being between Tradition and Modernity while Jean Robert, a Swiss Architect and writer of ‘The history of modern consciousness’ explains how the Development is directly proportional to the degradation of environment and finally Dr.Vandana Shiva in her usual style explains the Crisis of sustainablilty.  For reading the newsletter,  please click here.

Residential Personality Development Camp in Kanyakumari

Vivekananda Kendra Nagarkoil conducted one day Personality Development Camp at 5 place in Kanyakumari, 200 children participated in camp. There was 5 days residential personality development camp in kanyakumari of selected 55 students.

Adaraneeya Krishnamurthy Annaji inauguarated the camp with inspiring stories. There were different sessions on Personality and Patriotism.  There was discussions on subject like daily routine, hobbies and duties. Drama and folk songs were the part of the camp. Stories were told from Ramayan and life of the great freedom fighters. There was small visit of Vivekananda Rock Memorial and Sri Ramayanam Dharshanam

Adaraneeya Radhadidi and Sri ParameswariMataji of Sharada Ashram concluded the camp with Paadha Poojai and Prarthana for Rain. Around 45 parent Participated in the Poojai and altogether we chanted for Rain.

व्यक्तित्व विकास" शिबिर @ भुबनेश्वर

विवेकानंद केंद्र कन्याकुमारी शाखा भुबनेश्वर वाणी विहार उत्कल विश्वविद्यालय परिसर में 18/05/2017 से ले कर 21/05/2017 तारीख तक एक "व्यक्तित्व विकास" शिबिर का आयोजन किया गया था। 30 बहन और 15 भाई को मिलाकर इस शिबिर में 45 छात्रछात्रि योगदान दिए थे। शिबिर का हर सुबह शांतिपाठ से सुरु हो कर गीता पाठ, सूर्यनमस्कार, आसन, खेल, देशात्मक गीत, सृजनशीलता अदि कार्यक्रम हुआ करता था। सभी छात्रने उत्साह के साथ इस शिबिर में हिस्सा लिया। शिबिर के अंतिम दिन में अतिथि क रूप में Shree Basudev Chatoi (सह नगर संचालक दायित्य) और Smt. Geeta Hatial (व्यबस्था प्रमुख दायित्य) आये हुए थे और बच्चों के मातापिता भी शिबिर में योगदान दिया।

एक में अनेक की अनुभूति है योग

क्षेत्रीय शिक्षा संस्थान में योग सत्र का आयोजन : वेद का वाक्य ‘एकोह्म बहुस्यामः’ के अनुसार एक ही ब्रह्म जो अनेक स्वरूपों में प्रकट हुआ है उसकी अनुभूति कर लेना ही योग है। योगाभ्यास के माध्यम से समाहित अवस्था में प्राप्त ऊर्जा से व्युत्थान अवस्था अर्थात संपूर्ण दिन में योगमय स्थिति को पा लेना ही योग है। चित्त की वृत्तियों को नियंत्रित कर अपने आनंदमय स्वरूप को प्रकटीकरण ही योग है। उक्त विचार विवेकानन्द केन्द्र राजस्थान प्रान्त प्रशिक्षण प्रमुख डॉ0 स्वतन्त्र कुमार शर्मा ने क्षेत्रीय शिक्षा संस्थान द्वारा अपने अधिकारियों, कर्मचारियों, शिक्षकों एवं विद्यार्थियों के लिए आयोजित दस दिवसीय योग प्रशिक्षण सत्र के दौरान व्यक्त किए। इस अवसर पर छात्रों का विशेष सत्र लेते हुए पूर्णकालिक कार्यकर्ता सुरेश लामा ने शिथिलीकरण, सूर्यनमस्कार एवं विभिन्न क्लिष्ट आसनों का अभ्यास कराया गया। नगर प्रमुख रविन्द्र जैन ने बताया कि यह सत्र 10 जून तक लगाया जा रहा है।

Yoga Satra @ Kovilpatti


Vivekananda Kendra Kanyakumari Kovilpatti Branch conducted 7days yoga satra at Kovilpatti Nadar Kamraj Metric School from 21st to 27th May 2017. Participants learn about Relaxation Technique, SuryaNayaskar, Assan, Pranayam and also get first hand experience of Neti​ ​Kriya. Total 45 person encouragingly took participation in all the activities.

Karyakarta Prashikshan Shivir​ @Telugu Prant ​​

Praant Karyakarta Prashikshan Shivir was held in Telugu Praant from 11 a.m. on 21- 1 p.m. on 28 May 2017. Participants: 7 and organising team -6 (of this one was a participant). Total: 12.

In addition to the regular sessions, there were a series of five sessions on Bharateeya Sanskriti: 1.Dharma - the Soul of India 2. Punyabhoomi Bharat and its glorious past 3. ​Varna and Aashram Vyavastha 4.The Bharateeya Vision of Indian Womanhood and 5. Bharateeya Ideal of Seva (Pancha Mahayagna and the functioning of the Ideal Social Order). A special session on Gita in Daily Life was taken by Dr. Sarojini who is a visiting Professor at the University of Hyderabad. Guests who came to take sessions were Sri D.Shanmukheshwar Rao, Co-ordinator, Saksham, Telangana Praant and Sri G. Anil Kumar, Co-ordinator FTS - South India. The Aahuti Satra was taken by Sri CV Ramuluji, Praant Sanchalak and Sri Maruthimohan Reddy, Vibhag Pramukh, Rayalaseema Vibhag.

As a tribute to Sister Nivedita Sri PVS Karthik Kumar narrated inspiring incidents from her life during Prerana se Punarruthan. Yoga Satra-Varga as well as two sessions to familiarise participants with the International Day of Yoga were taken by Sri G. Srinivas, Jeevanvrati and Prakalpa Sangathak, VK Kaushalam. Sri Rama Sudhakar and Sri Vijay Kumar coordinated the Samskar Varga sessions.

300 families were contacted through a special Samparka drive in areas around the VK Kaushalam campus. In addition to a brief Kendra parichay, families were invited to join Sanskar Varga and Yoga varga.

Regular Yoga varga participants at VK Kaushalam also joined for the daily Yoga Varga and some joined for the Kendra Varga and Samskar varga also.