Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Yoga Sastra Sangamam

Yoga Sastra Sangamam at Kanyakumari, three days on the banks of the three oceans is first of its kind.
The Yoga Sastra 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 1st 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.
Important Dates :
  •     Last date to submit the synopsis : 1 December 2017
  •     Last date to submit the final paper : 10 December 2017
  •     Last date for Registration : 15 December 2017
Participants’ Registration contribution:
For all : Rs. 5,000/-
For students : Rs. 3,000/-
The Dates: January 6th, 7th and 8th 2018 

The Dates: January 6th, 7th and 8th 2018

Vivekananda Kendra Vidyalaya Alumini Meet

16/11/2017 16:00
19/11/2017 21:00
Asia/Calcutta
 
 

 

भागलपुर में भगिनी निवेदिता सार्धशती समारोह का आयोजन

एसएम कॉलेज में मंगलवार को विवेकानंद केंद्र कन्याकुमारी के भागलपुर शाखा की ओर से भगिनी  निवेदिता सार्धशती समारोह का आयोजन किया गया।कार्यक्रम का उद्धघाटन तीन ओमकार प्रार्थना,वैदिक मंत्र पाठ से किया गया।अतिथियों का स्वागत डॉ अर्चना ठाकुर ने पुस्तक और श्रीफल देकर किया।केन्द्र परिचय एवं बिषय प्रवेश कराते हुए प्रान्त सम्पर्क प्रमुख डॉ विजय वर्मा ने कहा कि विवेकानंद केन्द्र मनुष्य निर्माण और राष्ट्रीय पुनरुत्थान के उद्देश्य के साथ आगे बढ़ रहा है।उन्होंने कहा कि वास्तविक आध्यात्म मानब सेवा ही है और मानव सेवा ही पूजा है।उन्होंने कहा कि निवेदिता के जीवन के एक आयाम में सनातन धर्म की सत्यता त्याग, सहिष्णुता, श्रद्धा, समर्पण, उदारता ही साधना का मार्ग थी।उनके जीवन के दूसरे आयाम में उत्साह, वीरता, शौर्य और निर्भयता थी।मुख्य वक्ता प्रो. अमिता मोइत्रा ने स्वामी विवेकानंद की मानस पुत्रीभगिनि निवेदिता के सम्पूर्ण व्यक्तित्व विकास पर प्रकाश डाला।वहीं टीएनबी कॉलेज के प्रो. मनोज कुमार ने धर्म और मनुष्यता के संदर्भ में भारत के अतीत, मध्य एवं आधुनिक युग की चर्चा की।किशोर टोकेकर जी(संयुक्त सचिव) ने कहा कि आज भगनी निवेदिता के राष्ट्र निर्माण भाव को बल प्रदान करने के लिए युवाओं को आगे आने की आवश्यकता है। कार्यक्रम में महाविद्यालय की छात्राओं और नगर के गणमान्य जन भी उपस्थित रहे।

भगिनी निवेदिता की 150वी जयंती के उपलक्ष में लखनऊ में कार्यक्रम

6 नवम्बर को किंग जार्ज चिकित्सा विश्वविद्यालय लखनऊ के कलाम सेंटर में भगिनी निवेदिता की 150वी जयंती के उपलक्ष्य में कार्यक्रम MBBS एवम MD करने वाले 270 छात्र छात्राएं सहभागी हुए। विशिष्ट लोगो मे प्रो. विनोद जैन, डीन, पैरा मेडिकल,विख्यात यूरोलोजिस्ट प्रो.विश्वजीत ,प्रो. राहुल जगत(यूरोलॉजी विभाग kgmu), गैस्ट्रो सर्जरी के प्रो. संजीव रुंगटा KGMU केन्द्र के शुभचिंतक प्रो. मौलीन्दू मिश्र,प्रो. शीला मिश्र,प्रो.आर बी सिंह, डॉ. भूपेंद्र,डॉ.आशुतोष और अन्य केन्द्र युवा सम्मिलित हुए। लखनऊ विश्वविद्यालय के कुलपति प्रो.एस. पी. सिंहे ,KGMU के कुलपति प्रो.एम.एल. बी.भट्ट एवं प्रो.विनोद जैन का उद्बोधन हुआ। मुख्य वक्ता-अश्विनि कुमार, संगठक,विवेकानन्द केन्द्र कन्याकुमारी, शाखा-लखनऊ ने भगिनी निवेदिता के जीवन एवं भारत प्रेम को भावपूर्ण होकर बताया। धन्यवाद ज्ञापन प्रो. विनोद जैन ने किया।

Monday, November 27, 2017

Yoga Pratiman "Pariksha De Hanste Hanste" conducted at Dibrugarh

Yoga Pratiman "Pariksha De Hanste Hanste" was conducted by Vivekananda Kendra Dibrugarh at Centre for Social Work studies of Dibrugarh University from 30th October to 3rd November"2017. A total of 22 No’s of PG students participated in the workshop. 
VK organizing Team conducted the workshop comprising of - Sri Santanu Deb, Sri Ram Kripal , Sri Biren Saikia and Sri Sumu Gog
oi. The feedback we received from the participants as well as from the institution are very satisfactory & encouraging for us as well. The program concludes with santi mantra.   

Free Assessment Camp for Cochlear Implant

Vivekananda Kendra Kanyakumari in association with Snehalaya, a local NGO of Tinsukia working for disable children, conducted one assessment camp for deaf and dumb children of age group between 2 to 4 years on 5th November 2017 at Tata Referral Hospital, Chabua, Dibrugarh, Assam. Dr. Sanjay Sachdeva, Director and Head of ENT and Head & Neck Surgery, Max Hospitals, New Delhi examined 13 young poor and needy children in the camp and selected 7 children for Free Cochlear Implant at Max hospital, New Delhi. The children will be sending to New Delhi for their free surgeries in a phased manner.

It is to be mentioned that in August 2017, three small girl children from Tinsukia district of Assam got operated and Cochlear devices were successfully implanted at Max Hospital, New Delhi by Dr.Sanjay Sachdeva and his team. Now these three children are getting their regular speech therapies at Tinsukia. Sri Arpan Sarmah, Audiologist from Amplifone(Audiology unit of Max Hospital, Saket, New Delhi) also accompanied Dr.Sachdeva Sir and adjusted the volumes of all the three children and done their brain mapping. The Max Hospital team is very happy and satisfied with the progress of the children and is hopeful that within six months the children will acquire normal hearing and will be able to speak.   

Vimarsha on Sister Nivedita

To commemorate 150th Birth Anniversary of Sister Nivedita , Vivekananda Kendra Dibrugarh conducted a talk on "Propogation of Women Education in India and Role of Sister Nivedita "on 28th October'17,at VK Dibrugarh branch karyalaya.The keynotes address was delivered by  Dr.Alok Sarkar,who is very good orator, poet,a devotee and well versed in Sri Ramakrishna-Vivekananda Sahitya. An introductory briefing on Life & Ideology was also  delivered by Smt Moumita Chakraborty,Teacher in Sister Nivedita Highschool,Dibrugarh. It was very resoursefull & inspiring Vimarsa attended 60 nos. of quality gatherings.It started at 4 pm and concluded at 6 pm.

From Greening the Grass Roots to Calorie Nay Colliery

Last year, India celebrated Pt.Deendayal Upadhyaya’s birth centenary. Deendayalji conceived the political philosophy Integral Humanism. The philosophy advocates the simultaneous and integrated program of the body, mind and intellect and soul of each human being. His philosophy of Integral Humanism, which is a synthesis of the material and the spiritual, the individual and the collective. He visualised for India a decentralised polity and self-reliant economy with the village as the base. In this issue we have given a few famous quotes of Pandit Deendayalji.

Shri.N.Krishnamoorthy covers the topic of ‘Greening to the Grass Roots’ 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 in Azolla technology, NPK rich Bio-manure preparation, Bio-gas technology and Networking etc.

In the wisdom section, Winin Pereira & Jeremy Seabrook, Founders of the Centre for Holistic Studies in Mumbai ridicules the present model of development and calls it “Turning the Clock back”, Fritjof Capra, World famous Physicist tells us that humans are just one particular stand in the web of life and finally Dr.H.R.Nagendra, Expert in the field of Yoga mocks at the theory of Calorie advocated by the Britishers. For reading the newsletter, please click here.

A Conference on FUTURE ENERGY

A daylong Conference on "FUTURE ENERGY" was held on 1st November’17 in the auditorium of Vivekananda Kendra Institute Culture (VKIC), Uzan Bazar; The Vivekananda Kendra Skill Development Group, one of the Pillars of Kendra, organized this Conference on this theme of Global & National importance,

The Programme was well attended by the technocrats from the major Energy Companies operating in the region, students & faculties from select Institutions of Assam and the officials from Assam Science Technology & Environment Council & Assam Energy Development.

A panel of highly knowledgeable experts conducted the Conference. Dr Harsha Bhattacharyya, Medical Director, Sri Sankaradeva Nethralaya, Chief Guest in his speech in  the Inaugural session encouraged Vivekananda Kendra’s effort to organize a Conference of such magnitude on a very apt theme of “Future Energy”. He also hailed Energy companies, the Institutions, ASTEC & ADEA for their whole hearted support and participation. He hoped that such effort will accelerate the awareness build up process on  Future Energy. 

Sri Dipok Kr Barthakur, Chairman, Vivekananda Kendra Institute of Culture & Chairman, VKNRL Hospital, Numaligarh also attended the Inaugural programme, and wishes a grand success of the Conference.    

Speaking on the occasion, Dr Parimal Bhattacharyya, Director, VKIC told about the contributions of Kendra towards socio cultural development of the region. He highlighted that ;

There were all together seven presentations on Future Energy by the participants and there were very useful interactions among the participants.

Besides OIL India, Numaligarh Refinery Ltd and Guwahati & Bongaigaon Refinery of IOCL, there were presentation on the theme by NIT, Silchar, IIT Guwahati and ASTEC & ADEA. 

Dr Arup Kumar Misra, Director, ASTEC & ADEA), Dr V S Moholkar, Professor and Head, Dep of Chemical Engg and Centre for Energy, IITG and Prof P C Baruah, Head, Dept of Energy Engg, ASTU are the Panelist for the Conference.

The Panelist during their turn mentioned that the standard of the presentations are very high and there were fruitful interactions among the participants..

An E-Souvenir was also released as a part of this Conference.

All the participants appreciated the effort of Kendra.         

YOGA SASTRA SANGAMAM

Yoga Sastra Sangamam at Kanyakumari, three days on the banks of the three oceans is first of its kind.
The Yoga Sastra 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


 

Monday, November 6, 2017

Sister Nivedita 150th Janma Jayanti at VKV Tezpur

Vivekananda Kendra Vidyalaya venerated Sister Nivedita on her 150th Birth Anniversary by organising different events concurrently at school and Khelmati High School, Tezpur. A team of four teachers and twelve students went to Khelmati High school, Tezpur where they first had an interactive session with the students of that school followed by Geet Abhyas session, thought explanation of Swamiji and Sister Nivediata and a power point presentation on the edifying and ‘Sarthak’ life of Sister Nivedita. Smt Bivarani Deka Baruah, principal, Khelmati High School delivered a speech on swamij and Sister Nivedita. Mandira sing Das, Teacher, VKV Tezpur gave the overview of the program. The program was decorated by around 200 attendees.

At school drama competition for class III, quotation writing competition for class IV, open Speech competition for class V and Nibandh Lekhan Saprdha for class VI, VII and VIII were held. Student’s participation in all the competitions was commendable.

Inter-college declamation competition at Ludhiana

Inter-college declamation competition is organized on the occasion of universal brotherhood day at Vivekananda Kendra Ludhiana, Lord Mahavir homeopathic college, on 13th oct. 9 students participated in the competition. Dr Vinay Sofat chaired  and chief judicial magistrate was the chief guest of the program. Principal of LMC was the special guest.

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Shri Vasudeoji is honoured by Gandhigram Trust

Vivekananda Kendra NARDEP is working in the field of development and conservation of Natural resources since last 1986. Cost effective constructions, Holistic Health, Renewable Energy, Sustainable Agriculture, Water management. Shri Vasudeoji, Secretary, Vivekananda Kendra, NARDEP is honoured by Gandhigram Trust in their Annual Day function on October 7, 2017 for his special contribution in Environment Conservation.

VK NARDEP September 2017 NewsLetter

T.N. Khoshoo in his unique book “Mahatma Gandhi – An Apostle of Applied Human Ecology” writes “Gandhiji’s entire life and work is an environmental legacy for all humanity. This was not because he wrote a big treatise on the environment, or led a movement to stall a dam or any industry, or clean a river, or whatever. This was because he was a practitioner of sustainable development in the real sense of the word. Here then was a Man who was in harmony and peace with the environment and with himself”. In this issue we have given a few famous quotes of Mahatma Gandhi.

Shri.N.Krishnamoorthy covers the topic of ‘Climate Change - Green Solutions’ 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 Fish amino preparation, Azolla technology, Organic farming practices, Terrace Gardening, Bio-gas technology, Water management, Traditional Siddha Varma Bone setting Practices and Networking etc.

In the wisdom section, Peter Wohlleben Author of the famous book – “The Hidden Life of Trees” reinforces that the plants have feelings which was first told earlier by our Sir J.C. Bose. Otto Ulrich, An Engineer and Sociologist and contributor to The Development Dictionary informs us about the collapse of the euphoria of western technologies and finally Sraddhalu Ranade, Scientist, Educator and Scholar at the Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Pondicherry tells us about the right attitude towards work. For reading the newsletter, please click here.

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Youth Motivational Camp at Madurai

3 Days youth motivational camp was organized at madurai. 47 students were participated from various colleges.   Camp was organized at the same place where Swami Vivekananda delivered lecture while his madurai visit. Participants inspired to celebrate the Swami Vivekananda Jayanti at grand manner along with Samarth Bharat Parva.

Yuva Sammelan at Patana

One day yuva sammelan was organized at patana. Various colleges of patana on 8th oct 2017. Yoga, various games, group discussion and presentations were the part of sammelan

“VIJAY HI VIJAY”- Youth Leadership Camp at VKV Chimpu, Itanagar

Vivekananda Kendra Arunachal Prant organized “Vijay Hi Vijay” - A 3 days Residential Youth Leadership Camp with the theme “Safal Yuva Samartha Bharat” from 29th September to 2nd October, 2017 at VKV, Chimpu, Itanagar for the selected youth of Arunachal Pradesh to celebrate the 150th Birth Anniversary of Sister Nivedita. The participants were selected through Two-Step screening programmes viz. Essay Writing Competition and One Day Leadership Workshop at their respective institutions. In all 518 students from 28 Colleges/University of Arunachal Pradesh took part in essay writing competition out of which 277 students have participatedin the camp which included 175 sisters and 102 brothers. Moreover there were 93 Karyakartas in total which included 42 sisters and 51 brothers as organizing team.

The shivir was inaugurated in the gracious presence of Hon’ble Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh, Sri. Pema Khandu as the Chief Guest on 29 Sept. 2017. In his address, the Hon’ble Chief Minister emphasized that “The Future of Arunachal depends on the educational exposure and strength of the youth of Arunachal”. The daily routine of the shivir was scheduled from 5:00am to 9:45pm, in which the participants were involved into various activities like Yoga and Pranayam, Group Discussion and presentation on various socially important issues, Practice on Patriotic Songs, Games, Community cleaning etc. “Pariksha de Haste Haste” workshop was also conducted in which the participants learnt about preparing for the exams scientifically, with smile in the face and without any worry or fear.

Apart from these for motivation and inspiration, Resource persons were called upon from various fields to conduct sessions on different subject. To name few of them, Dr. Joram Begi, Vivekananda Kendra Prant Sanchalak and Chief Information Commissioner, Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh pointed out the importance of the communal harmony. Whereas in another session taken by Dr. Gyamnya Baki Garam, Senior Veterinary Officer, Nirjuli, the similarities between the various tribes of Arunachal Pradesh were highlighted. Both the speaker has also appealed the youth to preserve the culture of Arunachal Pradesh. Speaking on “Bhavya Bharat Divya Bharat” topic, Shri. Sushil Pandit, Media Person cum Social Worker highlighted the glorious past of our motherland India. Sri. Santosh Takale, Sr. Scientific Officer (Scientist- G), Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC), Mumbai had thrown light on the science behind the origin of earth, origin of life, human beliefs and practices, etc while addressing on the topic ‘Understanding the Universe with Scientific Temperament’. Er. Pai Dawe, EE, WRD spoke on ‘Need of Organized Work’ and he explained that we need to discover ourselves by understanding our capabilities and strength. He pointed out that one should recognize one's own potential. Advocate Radhilu Chai Techi, Vice-Chairperson, VKV Alumini Association highlighted the life and messages of Sister Nivedita.

A special session called “Vijay Kshan” meaning “winning moment” was also conducted in which participants got the opportunity to get interacted with the great living personalities/examples like Dr. Joram Beda, IAS, Secretary, Tourism and Planning, Government of Arunachal Pradesh, Dr. Tadang Minu, the first Lady Doctorate in Physical Health Education, RGU and Sri. Dekio Gumja, Dy. S.P., Where they shared their academic and life time experiences which inspired the participants to have determinationand hard work to achieve their goals. All opined that one should recognize one's own potential and field of interest to conquer the goal of life.

On 2nd October 2017, the shivir was concluded in the gracious presence of Sri. Padmanabha Balakrishna Acharya, Governor of Arunachal Pradesh as the Chief Guest. He stressed the role of youths in shaping the society and the nation. He emphasized about the rich culture of the state "Unity in diversity"and protect and preserve it's richness. Shri Gomar Basar, Shibir Pramukh presented the report of the Shibir. Shri Taba Tatup, Shibir Adhikari in his vote of thanks address suggested that the Shibir would be successful only if all the activities and information of the sessions are practiced in real sense. 

One Day Youth Workshop held at Vivekananda kendra Prashikshan va seva Prakalp

A one day youth camp was conducted on 27th Sep. 2017 at Arts, Commerce & Science College at Tryambakeshwar. 22 students participated in the camp. All of them have appeared for an examination on the book ‘Peranadeep’ which contains lives and messages of Swami Vivekananda, Mahatma Phule, Gadge Maharaj, Karmaveer Bhaurao Patil and Dr. Ambedkar. The camp started at 8.30 am with prayer. It was followed by a game. While playing, they got introduced to each other. After a patriotic song and a session on the Message of Mahatmas, they participated in group discussion and shared their thoughts.They also learned the suryanamaskarars.
Now all are willing to participate in Kendra activities as well as the camp to be held at Kanyakumari from 25th to 27th Dec, 2017. 

Two days yoga workshop organized at shivsagar - assam

A special yoga module for students - "Pariksha de hasate hasate" was organized in VKV Shiva-Sagar on 9th and 10th oct. 34 students participated in the workshop. There was presentation on special on - Scientific method of Study. Also included guidance of preparation. Memory games and yogaabhyas were also conducted.

Power Point Presentation & Wall Magazines competition at shivsagar, assam

On 08-Oct-2017, a competition on the occasion of "Sister Nivedita's" 150th birth anniversaries (1867 to 2017) was held at the Sibasagar Girls College Auditorium in collaboration with the NCC & NSS wings of the college in two different categories of Power Point Presentation & Wall Magazines competition on the topic of Sister Nivedita's work & services for the people of India & world as a whole. The competition was organised by the Vivekananda Kendra, Sivasagar Sakha, Assam, India.

The competition started at 10.30 am and concluded at 4.30 pm. Many schools and colleges were a part of that competition and featured their innovative ideas and creativity in front of the respected judges. There were 4 judges in the chair to evaluate the whole competition and they were namely 1) Dr. Rajiv Baruah (Member, VKV-Sivasagar Managing Committee) 2) Shri Dambhedar Tai (Member, Vivekananda Rock Memorial) 3) Smt. Bunty Bhuyan (Principal, KVM School,, Joysagar & coordinator VK, Gaurisagar) 4) Smt. Eva Goswami (Saha Nagar Pramukh, Vkendra, Sivasagar).

Among all the dignitaries the Principal Shri Poresh Ch. Loying, VKV-Sivasagar & in charge Shri Ratul Kalita (Amolapatty VKV-Sivasagar) were also present on this occasion. In Power Point Presentation 1) Dikhowmukh College 2) Demow College begged the 1st & 2nd position respectively in the category. The position secured in the Wall Magazine category were 1) Demow College 2) Gaurisagar H.S. School & 3) Demow College as 1st, 2nd & 3rd position holder respectively. Shri Vishwas Lapalkar, lifeworker of Vivekananda Kendra, delivered a talk on Swami Vivekananda and Sister Nivedita. In the concluding function prizes and certificates were distributed to the participants.

Yuva Prashikshan Shibir in Odisha

The Yuva Prashikshan Shibir organised in VISWASS campus at Pitapalli, from 23rd September to 26th September, concluded on 26th morning at 10.00 am. 32 selected youth (24 sisters and 8 brothers) from 4 colleges and 2 Universities participated in the training.

Swami Pranarupananda ji of Sri Sarada Ashram, Uttara and Dr Amarendra Das, HOD Humanities Department, NISER inaugurated the camp on 23rd evening.

Swami Aryananda, Seceretary Sri Ramakrishna Math Bhubaneswar; Dr. Dhirendra Nanda, State Secretary Swadeshi Jagaran Manch - Odisha; Dr Tarakant Nayak, Associate Prof. IIT Bbsr; Sri Ravi Naidu, Prant Sangathak - Vivekananda Kendra Odisha and Kumari Rashmita Nayak, Nagar Sangathak - Vivekananda Kendra Cuttack guided the participants in the lecture/group discussion/workshop sessions held during the camp.

In the Group Discussion session, the youth discussed about - 1.) Challenges before the youth and their solutions 2.) Patriotism in Practice.

Apart from the above, the participant trainees were given training in Asana, Pranayama, Meditation and Management games.

Monday, October 9, 2017

Milestone in Education in North-East

Serve Man Serve God - with this message of Swami Vivekananda, Vivekananda Kendra doing service activities through the nation. Since 1974 Vivekananda Kendra is working in the field of education in north-east India.  Along with B Ed college Vivekananda Kendra is now in Nursing school also.A batch of 40 students and dignitaries of NRL and Vivekananda Kendra along with invitees around 100 people present in the program.

Amritha Keerthi Puraskar 2017

We are extremely happy to inform you all that the AMRITHA KEERTHI PURASKAR 2017 is announced by HH Amritanandamayi Amma to Mananneya Dr M Lakshmi Kumari Didi.

The Amritha Keerthi Puraskar will be awarded on 9th October 2017 - on the Birthday of HH Amritanandamyi Amma

Sthanik Karyakarta Prashikshan Shibir in Rajasthan

Vivekananda Kendra Kanyakumari Rajasthan Prant organised 4 day Sthanik Karyakarta Prashikshan Shibir from 27th September to 1st October 2017 at 3 places namely Jaipur (Jaipur Vibhag), Jodhpur (Jodhpur Vibhag) and Nasirabad (Ajmer and Bhilwara Vibhag). 208 select youth from Utho! Jaago!! Yuva Prerana Pratiyogita who are ready to work for Swamiji's call through Vivekananda Kendra participated in the camp. The camp routine was from 4.30 am to 10 pm. After Pratahsmaran Yoga Pratimaan 'Pariksha De Hasate Hasate' was introduced. In different bauddhik satras the topics like Swami Vivekananda's Inspiring Life, Story of Vivekananda Rock Memorial, Vivekananda Kendra, Karyapaddhati, Samarth Bharat and Sajag Yuva were dealt. The manthan was planned to introduce Swadhyaya Varga to the participants. The activities like - Letter to Swami Vivekananda, Group Discussion on Rousing Call to Hindu Nation, Skits on Different national issues and their solution by youth were done in this.

In the afternoon sessions different skill development classes were organised like Music, Skits, Photography, Self Defence, Rangolee etc. Participants were free to attend classes according to their choice. Every day, one Prerana Satra was planned wherein students talked with Inspiring personalities through Question - Answer. Different personalities like Swami Samivit Somgiri ji, Athelete Gopal Saini, Social Activist Mahendra Lodha, Sah Prant Sanchalak Bhawani Lal Mathur, Rtd. IAS Shyam Sundar Bissa inspired participants. Everyday Kendra Varga, Bhajan Sandhya and Prerana Se Punarutthan were regular features.

Vivekananda Study circles at different colleges are planned as follow up activity along with Kendra Varga. 

विवेकानन्द केन्द्र भागलपुर में योग सत्र का अायोजन

विवेकानन्द केन्द्र कन्याकुमारी शाखा भागलपुर द्वारा  दो स्थानों पर योग सत्र का आयोजन किया गया  जिसमें से सुन्दरवति महिला महाविद्यालय के छात्रावास मैं योग सत्र आयोजित किया गया जिसमें कुल उपस्थिति 55 की रही  ,मोक्षदा  बालिका विद्यालय में कुल उपस्थिति_35 रही ये दोनो योग सत्र योग प्रशिक्षक ओम दीदी द्वारा लिए गए योग सत्र के समापन में dr.विजय कुमार वर्मा (प्रांत संपर्क प्रमुख) द्वारा योग का जीवन में क्या महत्व है पर प्रकाश डाला गया  केंद्र के सह नगर प्रमुख आलोक बजाज द्वारा केंद्र से नियमित जुड़कर इस राष्ट्र कार्य में अपना योगदान देने के लिए कहा गया !

Universal Brotherhood Day celebrated at Kangra - Marathon Held

Universal Brotherhood Day celebrated at Kangra  - Marathon held KANGRA : SEPTEMBER 11 -   The self transformation among all sections of the society, particularly among the youth, was need of the hour in order to see a  transformed society  grows in days to come and the cherished dream  of Swami Vivekananda is fulfilled to have an ideal India.

Vice Chancellor CUHP Prof. KC Agnihotri, who was Chief guest on the occasion of  Universal brotherhood day  organized by local branch Vivekananda Kendra Kanyakumari  in the auditorium of Dr. Rajinder Prasad Govt.  medical College at Tanda to commemorate the historical speech delivered by Swami

Vivekananda in the world religious conference on September 11, 1893. He said that the teachings of Swami Vivekananda were more relevant today than when he addressed  the World Religious conference at Chicago and gave call for ' Universal Brotherhood'.

He said that youth should make Swami Vivekananda their icon to lead an ideal life. He stressed on the youth to follow  Swami Vivekananda’s teachings  which would keep them close to their cultural roots. Major General (Retd) Vishwenter  Tandon , Guest of honour also stressed on the youth be close to Swami Ji’s teachings and shared his experiences with the youth. .

Ashok Raina Vibagh Pramuk  Vivekananda Kendra Kanya Kumari Himachal Vibagh   stressed on adopting the path of righteousness shown by Swami Vivekananda to have better tomorrow for India. He stressed on the self transformation among the youths to see the dream of Swami Vivekananda  of a prosperous India  in right perspective comes true.

Swami Vishard Chaitanya  Achrya Chinmaynand Mission presided over the function. Earlier a marathon was organized by Vivekananda Kendra Kanaya Kumari

branch Kangra  which was attended by large number of people from all sections of the societyinculding more than one thousand youths. The registered students both boys and girls from number of schools gathered in the campus of the SDM Kangra at 7.30 am and Kendra workers distributed the T Shirts with Swami Ji's message among the registered youths.

The marathon was flagged off by  Sub Divisional Magistrate  Kangra Dharmesh Kumar Ramotra  and Visharad Chaitanya Acharya Chinmayanand Mission Tapovan from Tehsil Chowk of this town which concluded at DRPGMC Tanda.

In the boys category Arun Choudhary , Rishu Kumar and Aney Kumar all of Dhronacharya PG College Rait bagged first second and third prize in the

marathon  respectively, In girls section  Rekha from DAV College Kangra,  Tamana - Dronacharya College  Rait and Seena Devi of Saran College of Education got first second and third position respectively. In the higher age group Dr. Sunil, Hem Singh of Polytechnic  Kangra and Sheshi Kumar Dogra from SDM office Kangra got first second and third prize respectively.  The winners were given prizes and  a certificates.

Dr. Sanjay Sachdeva  world famous ENT specialist was honored for his selfless service among deaf and dumb children in this hill state.  Charan Singh Thapa 94 year old Freedom fighter and associate of Neta Ji Subhash Chander Bose, in absentia was honoured through his grand daughter  Ritika Gurung.

1000 T shirts were distributed free among the participants carrying Swami Ji’s message. 

Umabhagavati Temple Visit and Cleaning at Kashmir

On the auspicious occassion of Navaratri, A small group of karyakarata of Vivekanada Kendra Nagdandi (Sri Ramkrishna Mahasammelan Ashram) visited Umabhagavati Tample located at Brari Aangan, Umanagari on 24th september, sunday (4th day of Navaratri). The temple was constructed by Swami Syam Anand Ji. The shrine comprises 5 springs which make the form of the divine 'Omkara'. There are two springs which merge to form a single spring. Belief is that this spring signifies the communion of Lord Shiva and Goddess Shakti. It was tradition to performed a Maha Yaga is performed every year on the anniversary of Swami Sivananda in the month of Phusa. This tample was dimolised by militants in 1992 after 6th dec.

The krayakartas cleaned the tample, all springs as well as grounds. After cleaning performed small pooja followed by Bhajans. 

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Universal Brotherhood Day Celebration at Bhivani

Vivekanada Kendra Bhivani celebrated universal brotherhood day. Program started with shantipath, followed by patriotic song. On this occassion, resitated the lecture of Swami Vivekananda. There was small discussion on it which is lead by Pro. Lalsastriji. Program ended with Shanti Mantra.

Total no. Of participants  117

Sisters  47

Brothers 70

Universal Brotherhood Day at VKV Tezpur

Commemorating the historic speech of Swami Vivekananda at Chicago the Vidyalaya celebrated Universal Brotherhood Day with the students of Assam Valley Junior College and ITI, Tezpur at KatekibariBibahBhavan, Tezpur. SjtBijoySaikia, Principal, AVJ College, SjtAbhijitKalita, MD, AVJ College, SjtPranjalSaikia, MD, ITI, Tezpur and Dr. R N Pal, coordinator, VKV Tezpur were present. Students presented part of the Chicago Speech, patriotic song, Pyramid and Satriya Dance in front of the gathering. The principal of AVJ College appreciated the program and was positive that his students will surly get influenced to read more about Swami Vivekananda. SmtSangeeta Devi, Headmistress, VKV Tezpur gave a brief yet effective welcome speech, the Significance of the day was delivered by PrzapatiNandanparashar, Computer Teacher, VKV Tezpur and DR. R N Pal conveyed information about Vivekananda Kendra to the students. The event was overall successful with around 350 students.

भागलपुर में विश्व बंधुत्व उत्सव मनाया

आनंदराम ढाढनियां स्कूल परिसर में रविवार को विवेकानंद केंद्र भागलपुर द्वारा विश्व बंधुत्व उत्सव मनाया गया| कार्यक्रम का उद्घाटन कुलपति प्रो.एन के झा,ईएनटी स्पेशलिस्ट डॉ. लक्ष्मीकान्त सहाय ,प्रांत संपर्क प्रमुख डॉ.विजय कुमार वर्मा व मुख्य वक्ता गौतम सरकार ने दीप जलाकर किया | नगर प्रमुख प्रो.राजभूषण प्रसाद ने लोगों को अतिथियों से परिचय कराया | मुख्य वक्ता गौतम सरकार ने कहा कि विवेकानन्द जी ने वेदांत, भारतीय दर्शन, योग को आत्मा के उत्थान के लिए जरूरी माना है| उन्होंने स्कूल कॉलेजों में विवेकानन्द की जीवनी पढ़ाये जाने के लिए स्वामी विवेकानन्द स्टडी सर्किल की स्थापना पर बल  दिया | अध्यक्षीय उद्बोधन में डॉ.लक्ष्मीकांत सहाय ने कहा कि विश्व धर्म सम्मेलन में विवेकानन्द ने विश्व बंधुत्व के विचारों को रखकर भारत का मान बढ़ाया |ईश्वर द्वारा रचित समस्त प्राणीयों से स्नेह का भाव रखना ही विश्व बंधुत्व है| डॉ.वर्मा ने कहा की विवेकानन्द केन्द्र अध्यात्म प्रेरित सेवा संगठन है | इसका लक्ष्य मानव उत्थान एवं राष्ट्र का। पुर्ननिर्माण है| विवेकानन्द के विचारों पर चलकर ही भारत विश्वगुरु का दर्जा प्राप्त कर सकता है|

 कुलपति एन के झा ने कहा कि विश्व में  शांति की स्थापना विश्व बंधुत्व के concept पर निर्भर है|जाती ,धर्म' को हटाकर ही भाईचारे को बढ़ावा देने के बाद ही विश्व में शांति आएगी | कुलपति ने कहा की भारतीय चिंतन समन्वय पर निर्भर है| भारतीय संस्कृति निरपेक्षता और यथार्थवाद को महत्व देता है|

कार्यक्रम में नगर के गणमान्य जन, महाविद्यालयीन युवा और विभिन्न संगठनो की उपस्थिति रही !

Universal Brotherhood Day Celebration at Thiruvananthapuram

Vivekananda Kendra Thirivananthapuram celebrated Universal Brotherhood Day and Onam on 10 September 2017. Students of Anandalaya arranged Atthapukalam, a traditional flower arrangement in the morning. Onam Sadya,a special lunch for Onam was arranged for the families of Anadalaya students, Yoga Varga participants and other well wishers of Vivekananda Kendra Thiruvananthapuram. Exhibition of 31 panels on Life & Message of Bhagini Nivedita, Kridayoga, Thiruvathira, Drama, Lecture by Sri Ajit Kumar, State Convener, Sri Ramakrishna Bhava Prachara Parishad were the part of the day long programme. Entire programme was organized in the newly constructed hall in the Vivekananda Kendra premises. Around 100 people participated in the programme.

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Universal Brotherhood Day at Tinsukia

Vivekananda Kendra Kanyakumari, Tinsukia branch organized Universal Brotherhood Day at District Library, Tinsukia, Assam on 11th September 2017. Sri Diganta Bishwa Sharma, an eminent speaker on Swami Vivekananda, graced the occasion as chief guest and key speaker.

The programme was started with lighting the lamp and Borgeet, assamese devotional song composed by Sri Sri Madhab Deb followed by Jhumur, a traditional folk dance. The Principal of Vivekananda Kendra Vidyalaya, Tinsukia welcomed the dignitaries and they were felicitated with Assamese traditional Gamocha. Dr.P.S.Das , Nagar Sanchalak of Vivekananda Kendra ,Tinsukia explained the significance of the day. Sri Debobroto Dey, Deputy Superintendent of Police, Tinsukia spoke a few words about Swami Vivekananda.

Pravin Dabholkar, All India Joint General Secretary of Vivekananda Kendra beautifully spoke about Vivekananda Kendra, its vision and mission and how it is working for the actualization of Swamijis dream to make Bharat Mata Jagatguru.

Sri Diganta Bishwa Sarma, through his mesmerizing speech enthralled the august gathering. His deep knowledge and wisdom was palpable in his speech. He explained how Swami Vivekananda inspired millions of youths across the globe to serve the poor and needy.

Vote of thanks was delivered by Sri Monoj Bajaj, Nagar Pramukh, Vivekananda Kendra, Tinsukia. The programme concluded with Santipath. 

Youth Motivational Workshop at mehsana

After the conducting Open book examination at different collages in mehsana -One Day Youth Motivational Camp was organized under SafalYuva Samarth Bharat programme. Anchoring was done by Shri Aashishbhai Thakar. Games, Songs, Suryanamaskar, Inspirational Lectures, Group Discussion were main activities of the camp.the swadhyay was held on 'Bharat ne Vishvaguru Banavama aapni bhumika'. Shri Lokesh  Keshre requested students to be a contributing personality of the society. Shri Monasbhai Thakar  delivered an inspirational talk to the students also Certificates were distributed to the students in the august presence of Monasbhai Thakar, yuva pramukh Ahemdavad vibhag and prof. at Babasaheb Ambedkar open university Ahemdabad.

Date: 02.09.2017

Time: 8:30am  to 12:00 pm

Vanue: Kamlaba hall, Shree Sharvajanik Pharmacy collage, Mehsana

No. Of participants : 86 (Both  sisters and brothers)

No. Karyakartas: 16

From ‘Water Green’ to ‘Man-made Ignorance’

E.F.Schumacher was a German statistician and economist who is best known for his proposals for human-scale, decentralised and appropriate technologies. His book “Small Is Beautiful: A Study of Economics as if People Mattered” was ranked by The Times Literary Supplement as one of the 100 most influential books published since World War II. In this issue we have given a few of his quotable quotes.
Shri.N.Krishnamoorthy covers the topic of ‘Water Green’ 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 Bio-pesticide preparation, Terrace Gardening, Ferro-cement technology, Compressed Earth Blocks making, Traditional Siddha Varma Bone setting Practices, Crop Residue Management and Networking etc.
In the wisdom section, C.Douglas Lummis explains us the real meaning of ‘Prosper - According to Hope’, Majid Rahnema basically an Iranian writes about ‘Voluntary Poverty’ based on age old moral principles of simplicity and finally Dr.Vandana Shiva, World renowned Environmental thinker says that ‘Man-made Ignorance’ is becoming a new source of threat to life on this planet.
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Swami Vivekananda Baudhdhik Pratiyogita Shimla

Vivekananda Kendra Shimla Branch organized two days Swami Vivekananda Baudhdhik Pratiyogita having theme - Know Your Self

First phase : Book base examination on - Life and  Teachings of Swami Vivekananda on 2nd sept.  62 students from various depart of HPU, Kotsera, Sanjoli and RKMV college.

Second phase : 4:30 hours Special orientation workshop having group discussion and presentation on subject like Indian culture, modernization, Power of youth and purpose of life. Songs, drama and Yogasana are the part of workshop. : 54 students from various Dept. of Himachal Pradesh University, Govt Degree COllege, Kotsera, Govt Degree College, Sanjauli and Rajkiya Kanya Maha Vidyalaya (RKMV) college.

Free Cochlear Implant Programme

The Swasthya Seva Manch(Health Service Forum) of Vivekananda Kendra Kanyakumari, Uttar Poorvanchal organized a free Cochlear Implant (a very expensive imported lifelong hearing device) programme for deaf and dumb children in association with Max Hospital, Saket, New Delhi and Snehalaya, an NGO of Tinsukia working in the field of differently able persons . Dr. Sanjay Sachdeva, Head of ENT and Head & Neck Surgery, Max Hospitals, visited Tinsukia in the month of May 2017 to screen patients. 
In the screening camp six children were selected by him for the surgery. After counseling the parents, it was decided that three children will be send to Delhi for surgeries in July 2017. Accordingly Urmi Moran (2yrs.and7months), Ristina Buragohain(4 yrs.) and Arpita Gogoi(4yrs.and 6 months) were sent to Delhi along with their parents and on 30th July, they got the approval for surgeries. In next three days, they were operated at Max Hospital, Delhi by Dr.Sachdeva and his highly skilled and dedicated team and the internal part of the device were successfully implanted. After two days, they were sent back home.
After four weeks they had to visit Delhi again to switch on the device and the 31st August 2017 was fixed for that purpose. Accordingly they reached Max Hospital on that day and under the guidance of Dr.Shruti Sahni (Senior Audiologist) and technicians, the devices were switched on. It was a memorable moment for all of us to watch the reactions of the children, who were listening to sounds first time in their life. 
The third and very crucial part of this entire exercise is speech therapy, which will be given to these children very soon at Snehalaya free of cost. 
All these three children are from economically poor families background. Without the help from Max Hospital, Saket,Delhi, Cochlear (Australian manufacturer of the device), Amplifone (Audiology experts) it wouldn’t had been possible to have these implants free of cost. In this endeavor a major setback occurred due to relentless flood which disrupted the train connectivity between North-East and the rest of the country. A moment came when we all despaired that the second trip to Delhi would be cancelled. At this crucial juncture the most encouraging incident occurred, when on our request the Prime Ministers National Relief Fund (PMNRF) immediately reserved flight tickets for children and parents to Delhi. 
After the successful completion of the first phase, we are planning to organize the second screening camp in October 2017 to find more economically poor deaf and dumb children.  Feeling the need of this area for more such programmes Dr Sachdeva has offered all possible assistance to treat more deaf and dumb children and help them to lead a normal life.  

Youth Motivational Workshop at Mehsana

 One Day Youth Motivational Workshop "Safal Yuva Samarth Bharat" ​was organised on 2nd September 2017 from morning 8:30 to 12noon at Kamlaba Hall of Shree Sharvajanik Pharmacy collage, Mehsana. The workshop was organised for student who completed the first stage of Open ​B​ook ​Examination at different collages of Mehsana. From various colleges of Mehsana total 86 boys & girls were selected for this workshop.

Games, Songs, Suryanamaskar, Inspirational Lectures, Group Discussion were main activities of the camp. The swadhyay was held on the subject 'Bharat ne Vishvaguru Banavama aapni bhumika'. Shri Lokesh  Keshre requested students to be a contributing personality of the society. Inspirational talk was delivered by Shri Monasbhai Thakar, yuva pramukh Ahemdavad vibhag, working as professor at Babasaheb Ambedkar Open University Ahemdabad. In his august presence Certificates to all 86 participants were distributed. The entire program was co-ordinated by Team of 16 karyakartas lead by Aashishbhai.

Friday, September 1, 2017

केंद्र परिचय वर्ग अजमेर

विवेकानंद केंद्र कन्याकुमारी शाखा अजमेर द्वारा कार्यकर्ताओं के लिए आयोजित केंद्र परिचय वर्ग का आयोजन अंगीरा आश्रम में रविवार को किया गया। इस आयोजन का उद्देश्य प्रतिपादित करते हुए विवेकानंद स्टडी सर्किल की संयोजिका विश्वा शर्मा ने बताया कि विवेकानंद केंद्र का प्रमुख उद्देश्य मनुष्य निर्माण से राष्ट्र पुनरुत्थान का संकल्प है और इसे केंद्र अपनी विशिष्ट कार्यपद्धति योग, स्वाध्याय एवं संस्ेकार के द्वारा पूर्ण करता है। इस विषय की स्पष्टता को जानने के लिए प्रतिभागियों ने मनुष्य निर्माण से राष्ट्र पुनरुत्थान विषय पर मंथन किया तथा मंथन प्रस्तुति के पश्चात् इसकी संकल्पना को स्पष्ट करते हुए प्रांत प्रशिक्षण प्रमुख डॉ. स्वतंत्र शर्मा ने बताया कि स्वामी विवेकानंद की शिष्या भगिनी निवेदिता ने मनुष्य निर्माण की प्रक्रिया में केवल विषय का अध्ययन, स्वाध्याय एवं उसका अनुशीलन ही पर्याप्त नहीं माना है अपितु कार्य सिद्धि के लिए तन-मन प्राणपन से कार्य में लग जाना ही भारत को विश्व गुरु बना सकता है। इसके लिए प्रत्येक कार्यकर्ता को अपने कर्म क्षेत्र में उतरना पड़ेगा। कर्म क्षेत्र की संकल्पना को स्पष्ट करते हुए वर्तमान परिप्रेक्ष्य में डॉ शर्मा ने बताया कि विवेकानंद केंद्र अगले माह विभिन्न स्नातक एवं स्नातकोत्तर स्तर के विद्यार्थियों के लिए उठो जागो युवा प्रेरणा प्रतियोगिता का आयोजन विभिन्न महाविद्यालय में करने जा रहा है। इसके लिए महाविद्यालय संपर्क करने के लिए उपस्थित कार्यकर्ताओं ने टीम बनाकर कार्य करने का संकल्प भी लिया।

 केंद्र परिचय वर्ग में ‘धर्म के लिए जिएं’ गीत की प्रस्तुति नगर प्रमुख रविंद्र जैन द्वारा की गई। क्रीड़ा योग के रूप में हाथी घोड़ा पालकी, महापुरुष श्रंखला, नचिकेता, पोस्ट ऑफिस खेल क्षितिज तोषनीवाल द्वारा खिलाए गए। केन्द्र परिचय वर्ग में भोजन मंत्र की संकल्पना नितिन गोयल द्वारा स्पष्ट की गई तथा भोजन करने का तरीका एवं उससे जुड़ा हुआ भाव भी बताया गया।

विवेकानंद केंद्र के इस परिचय वर्ग में श्री शिवराज शर्मा प्रांत सह संचालक, श्री सत्यदेव शर्मा विभाग संचालक, श्रीमती कुसुम गौतम विभाग सह संचालक, अंकुर प्रजापति योग प्रमुख, राजरानी कुशवाहा कार्यालय प्रमुख तथा विवेकानंद विस्तार, राम कृष्ण विस्तार, एवं पृथ्वीराज विस्तार से जुड़े हुए कार्यकर्ताओं ने भी सहभागिता की। केंद्र प्रार्थना से परिचय वर्ग का समापन हुआ।

Ignited Youth Campaign launched at Bengal

Vivekananda Kendra Pashimbang Prant launched the IGNITED YOUTH Campaign (A Leadership Development Training Project)  on 25th August at Ramkrishna Mission Vivekananda University, Belur Math on the presence of Pujya Swami Atmpriyananda Maharaj (Vice Chancellor), Capt.(Retd) Jashodeep Bhomik, Shri Manoj Das (Prant Sangathak of Pashim Bang Prant of Vivekananda Kendra).

The program was attended by 55 youth from different colleges. Shri Avijit Das (Director-Camellia Institute of Technology & Management) & Prof. V. K. Tewari (H.O.D. Agriculture & Rural Development Dept. IIT, Kharagpur) grace the inaugural program.

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.