Friday, March 29, 2019

उज्जैन शाखा में योगसत्र का आयोजन सम्पन्न

विवेकानंद केन्द्र कन्याकुमारी शाखा - उज्जैन द्वारा दस दिवसीय  योगसत्र दिनांक 24/2/2019 से 5/3/2019 प्रातः 5:15बजे से 6:30बजे तक,विक्रम युनिवर्सिटी के कालीदास छात्रावास में संपन्न हुआ । विवेकानंद केन्द्र शाखा उज्जैन के कार्यपद्धति प्रमुख डॉ० नरेन्द्र चौरसिया के मार्गदर्शन में इस योगसत्र में छात्रावास प्रपालक श्री मनु गौराहा सहित कुल 18 छात्रों की उपस्थिति रही।

जिसमें क्रमशः

1-श्वसनिक व्यायाम

2-शरीर शिथिलीकरण व्यायाम

3-त्वरित शिथिलीकरण तकनीक

4-सूर्यनमस्कार बीजमंत्रोच्चारण सहित

5-अग्निसार क्रिया

6-खड़े होकर आसन

7-बैठकर आसन

8-पेट के बल आसन

9-पीठ के बल आसन

10-यौगिक श्वसन और कपालभांति क्रिया

11-प्राणायाम सहित

योग के सैद्धांतिक पक्ष जैसे योग की विविध परिभाषाएं व योग का महत्व ,योगशास्त्र,भारतीय संस्कृतिःयोग जीवन पद्धति,अष्टांग योग आदि का विस्तृत अभ्यास किया गया।

इस योगसत्र का समापन दिनांक 6/3/19 सुबह6:00बजे कालिदास छात्रावास के सभागार में संपन्न हुआ। इस समापन कार्यक्रम में युवाओं ने अपने अनुभवों को साझा करते हुए बताया कि उनकी दिनचर्या व्यवस्थित हुई है और दिनभर की थकान से मुक्त होकर एकाग्र हुए है जिसका फायदा उन्हे अपने अध्ययन में अनुभव हो रहा है।कुछ रोगों से मुक्त हुए है तो कोई अपनेआप को ऊर्जावान अनुभव कर रहा है। नियमित योगाभ्यास के लिये सभी तत्पर होकर आगे आये है। कार्यक्रम के मुख्यवक्ता विवेकानंद केन्द्र के जीवनवृत्ति कार्यकर्ता श्री अतुल गभणे (विभाग संगठक ) ने सभी युवाओं से वैचारिक स्पष्टता होने की बात प्रमुख रुप से कही जो योग द्वारा सरलता से प्राप्त की जा सकती है । दिनचर्या के समान ही जीवनचर्या निर्धारित कर लक्ष्यपूर्ण और उद्देश्यपूर्ण जीवन गठित करने की बात कही ।अंत में सभी प्रतिभागी छात्रों को प्रशस्तिपत्र प्रदान किया गया । आभार छात्रप्रमुख दीपक पटले ने माना।

From Gandhi Peace Award to Cyclical Patterns

Sir Albert Howard was an English botanist, an organic farming pioneer, and a principal figure in the early organic movement. Howard worked in India as agricultural adviser and was in charge of a government research farm at Indore. Howard observed and came to support traditional Indian farming practices over conventional agricultural science. Though he journeyed to India to teach Western agricultural techniques he found that the Indians could in fact teach him more. One important aspect he took notice of was the connection between healthy soil and the villages' healthy populations, livestock and crop. His 1940 book, An Agricultural Testament, is a classic organic farming text. In this issue, we have given some of his quotable quotes.

Vivekananda Kendra received the prestigious Gandhi Peace Prize. In this issue, we are covering the details along with the citation.

In happenings section, we have covered various training programmes such as:

Composting technologies
Terrace garden
Vermi compost techniques
Fish amino technology
Construction of Bio-methanation plants
Paper presentation and usual Networking.
In the wisdom section, we are covering Vertical drift by way of the breakdown of villages, migration to the towns and the subsequent misery. Shri.Edward Goldsmith environmentalist, Writer and a Philosopher suggests Small scale alternative for Spiritual wellbeing and finally Shri.Gunter Pauli author of ‘Blue Economy’ advocates Cyclical patterns in business as in ecology.

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Friday, March 8, 2019

VKV Borojalenga Observes Matri Puja and Utsarga Samaroah

Matri Puja of mothers of class X was performed at VKV Borojalenga on 15 February. Students of class X appearing AISSE, 2019 performed the ritual under guidance of Sri Santosh Dubey, Sanskrit teacher of VKV (NEEPCO) Umrangso. The chanting of mantras and value based stories narrated, added to the serenity and piousness of the occasion. As guided each student took a pledge (sankalp) by lighting a lamp round India map to dedicate their service to the wellbeing of the nation in their capacity as they grow up. Both the father and mother were present on the occasion. The students offered their veneration to the parents and were blessed in turn. Prof Aitri Deshmukh AU, Prof. Manabendra Dutta Choudhury, AU, Prof. DK Pandiya, AU, , Sri Nirmalendu Deb, Sri Bijan Saha blessed the students being part of the occasion.

Free Cataract Surgery Camp at Tinsukia

Vivekananda Kendra Kanyakumari in association with District Blindness Control Society, Tinsukia organized one Free Cataract Surgery Camp at Chapakhowa Hospital, Sadiya on 27th and 28th February 2019. A total 31 poor and elderly patients were successfully operated during the camp. Dr.G.S.Gogoi, Dr. Alaka Devi, Dr.Vikash Sharma and OT team of Tinsukia Civil Hospital rendered their valuable services during the camp.
Three screening camps were organized at various places of Sadiya area and our medical team screened 41 patients for surgeries. In these camps, we measured the blood pressure and blood sugar of all screened patients.
This is to be mentioned that in 2018-2019, we organized 5 cataract surgery camps in Sadiya area and successfully operated 183 patients.

Yoga Retreat at Kallubalu

Residential Yoga Retreat was conducted at VKV, Kallubalu. About 15 participants took part in the retreat, including teachers of the school. The retreat started on 25th Jan by 5PM with bhajans and introduction followed by games which was enjoyed

by all participants.

On 26th Jan, the participants were taken down memory lane as they involved in the Republic Day celebrations with the school children. Lt Col Selvi hoisted the flag. She received march past salute from the school band after singing of National

Anthem. Post the celebrations, participants got to interact with Lt Col Selvi who emphasized the need for "Patriotism in Daily Life" and how we can express it by following right practices everyday. The afternoon session on "What is Yoga" was enlightening. Lalita didi explained the concepts of Yoga through many stories. The day also included agnihotra, prathasmaran, asana & pranayama practice, bhajans, kridayoga, prerana se punaruththan.

On 27th morning, participants were invited to be part of Samskara Varga at Krishna Doddi, a village close to Kallubalu. They enjoyed being with children reminiscing their own childhood days. The participants got to distribute prizes to the winners of the games and were happy to give their blessings to children. The children enjoyed the breakfast after the games. The outing to Krishna Doddi was followed by session with Lalita didi on "Raja Yoga". The participants got clarity on many doubts they had about Raja Yoga.

The day also included agnihotra, prathasmaran, asana & pranayama practice. The planning for future retreats to be conducted was discussed.

The retreat was concluded by interaction with renowned ISRO scientist Sri T G Krishna Murthy. Himself being an ardent follower of Swami Vivekananda, he inspired all of us through his personal experience and instilling in us to adopt Shradda, Confidence and Compassion. His speech also motivated the participants to contribute to the society and nation.

The participants gave their feedback and encouraged us to have regular retreats which will benefit everyone, especially residents of Bengaluru.