Monday, December 10, 2018

Vivekananda Kendra Hyderabad Activities

At Vivekananda Kendra Kaushalam - the three months weekend Yoga Teachers Training concluded on 10th November 2018. Total 20 participants participated in the last concluding weekend where yoga teacher Sri Pulluriji gave guidance.

Deepa Puja on the occassion of Karthik Amavasya were held at Kaushalam, Dilsukhnagar and Nagole were held on 10 November and 25 November wherein 25, 120 and 25 attended respectively. 

'Lets play exam exam' workshop was conducted at Sri Venkateswara Commerce College where 110 students participated from 28-21 November. On 24 November the same workshop was held at Nagole for 25 karyakartas. Vibhag Sanchalak Sri Ramaraju, Vibhag Pramukh Sri Sudhakar Reddy, Vibhag Sanghatak Sri Deepak Khaire, Dilsukhnagar Pramukh Dr. Komalamba, Nagole Nagar Sanchalak Sri Heeralal, Nagar Pramukh Sri Srinivasuluji, Prakalp Vyavastha Pramukh Sri Ramakrishna, Prskalp Sanghatak Sri G Srinivas were present in these programs.

11th Vedanta Vachaspati Radha Nath Phukan Memorial Biennial Lecture

Focusing only on the environment would not help serve the cause of Sustainable Development. Along with it, the economy and society too have to be taken into consideration when we aim for achieving development that also secures the needs of future generations.
This was a view of Prof. M Jagadesh Kumar, Vice Chancellor of Jawaharlal Nehru University, while delivering the 11th Vedanta Vachaspati Radha Nath Phukan Memorial Biennial Lecture organised by the Vivekananda Kendra Institute of Culture, Guwahati.
Describing technology as a serious pursuit of craft and techniques, he further mentioned that economic developments which are sustainable is the need of the hour. They ought to be inclusive and should not be wasteful. In the last few decades, South East Asia has witnessed an output of E Waste that is dangerous and has serious consequences. Technology is trying to effect changes by designing of devices with components which can be replaced, thus lengthening the products lifespan.
Economic models have an impact on sustainable development. The reduction of energy use and adapting to solar and wind energy can be a big boon for a country like India. It has been assessed that about 84 percent of the country’s energy needs can be secured by a combination of solar and wind power.
About 60 per cent of Indians are in one way or the other dependent on agriculture. Unfortunately farming contributes only 17 per cent of the GDP. In order to achieve growth that is sustainable there is a great need for technological interventions. The Indian Institute of Science has made an apparatus that farmers can easily use to check the soil moisture, a vital task in agriculture. This and other innovations have made an impact on people away from cities and towns.
Society, in his opinion, also has a great role in laying the foundation for sustainable development in India. Since ancient times, Indian philosophy has underlined the concept of the common good. Now sociologists have once again underlined that truism – Self-centred attitude and behaviour does not lead to common good. Citing experts, Prof Kumar said, “We have become pleasure seeking, curiosity driven human animals.”
Self-awareness is, therefore, the need of the hour. If one is serious about achieving sustainable development, then we must practice perennial human values such as love, affection and sharing. All these constitute part of Indian culture.
Urging people to become less materialistic and more responsible in their behaviour, Prof. Kumar said that when that happens society will become more effective in ushering in a type of development that does not endanger future generations. We have to use fewer materials, use less energy, and become socially inclusive if we are keen on devising strategies to reach sustainable development goals, he observed.

Sadhana Diwas Celebration at Madurai

Vivekananda Kendra Kanyakumari, Madurai Branch celebrated “Sadhana Diwas” commemorating Karmayogi Eknathji’s Jeyanthi , the program of rededication as “Sadhanai Dinam” on 11.11.2018 at Sai Ananda Nilayam in TVS Nagar, Madurai from 10 a.m to 4.30 p.m. Mananeeya Aparna Didi and Mananeeya Radha Devi Didi graced the occasion. 25 Karyakartas of TVS Nagar and Balaji Nagar attended the function sharing their experiences in doing the national work with Swami Vivekananda’s vision in mind and Eknathji’s mission in hands happily. Patriotic Song was led by Priya Didi. A thought moving discussion on the Sadhana Diwas letter written by Mananeeya Nivedhita Bide, Vice President of Vivekananda Kendra was conducted. Mananeeya Radha Didi explained the future planning of the Kendra. The Kaaryakarthas were introduced with their responsibilities. All the Karyakarthas did pushpanjali and took heart moving sankalpam after which the program concluded with Kendra Prarthana.

Sadhana Diwas Celebration at VKV Kallubalu

Sadhana Divas was celebrated in our vidyalaya. Although 19/11/2018 is the actual date for the celebration. It was preponed due to the tight schedule of the school. The programme began sharp at 8:30 am. After the National Anthem Kannada song, speech by 8th std student [ Jayaraj], Hindi song, Speech by the teacher [ Nikhil sir ] were conducted. Song by 10th std girls was the final performance. Entire assembly was managed by Ramakrishna House.
Su.Sri Usha didi and Shri.Karthikji were the spontaneous chief guests . the programme was conducted with discipline and exhuberant enthusiasm. Even the small [ mimary ] students maintained silence and discipline. The vote of thanks was delivered by Nikhil sir. The programme was concluded with Shantimantra. It was a beautiful, short and sweet celebration, which was enjoyed by every one.

Sadhana Diwas Shri Ekanathji Ranade Jayanti

Vivekananda Kendra Belgaum organised Sadhana Diwas ie Birth Anniversary of Mananiy Eknathji Ranade at the residence of Shri Keshav Kulkarni,a Senior VK karyakarta.Lighting of Lamp and garlanding of Portraits of Swami Vivekananda and Eknathaji followed by speeches by shri Ashok Hullagaddi ,Vilas Chavan and Mrs.Shantala. VK prayers were chanted.Smt Rajashri Akki presented Shri Ganapati Prayer.Kishore kakade compered the programme and presented VandeMataram.Shri Anand Aralikatti thanked the gathering followed by Prasad Distribution.It was well organised,well attended programme.VK also announced it's future programme of Dec.2018.Shri Nikhil Naragundkar,keshav Kulkarni,Girish Kotbagi,