Vivekananda Kendra Kanyakumari, Odisha Prant organised a state level Yuva Prashikshan Shibir for the youth who has committed to serve the nation through different activities, from 24th December to 28th December 2014, under the aegis of Mananeeya Eknathji Janma Shati Parva. 155 youth from 10 districts of Odisha participated in the 5 day camp. These youth had attended the “Born to Succeed” workshop and Yuva Sammelans in their respective Nagar sthans. Participants from all 7 Nagar sthans and 4 Karyasthans attended the camp.
Amrita Vidyalayam, Janla campus was full of enthusiasm and patriotism during these 5 days. Brahmachari Durgadasji, Incharge - Mata Amritanandamayi Math, Odisha, Mananeeya Shri. Kishor Tokekar, All India Joint General Secretary, Vivekananda Kendra and Mananeeya Shri. Surasen Jena, Prant Sanchalak, VK Odisha inaugurated the camp. Brahmachari Durgadasji said that, “...seeing the enthusiasm and vigour of the participants, I feet Bharat has definitely a Bright future.” Mananeeya Kishorji emphasised on disciplined life.
Loosening Exercises, Suryanamaskar, Balancing Asanas and Pranayama were taught in Yoga sessions. Lectures were on the topics like Swami Vivekananda’s Life and message, Bharat Mata. Bharat Bhakti, Sanghatit Yuva- Safal Bharat, Dinacharya. Mananeeya Kishorji, Shri. Anil Kumar Kar, Shri. Ravi Naiduji, Kum. Pranjali and Su. Varshadidi guided students on the topics. Sri Laxminarayan Panigrahi, Prakalpa Sangathak – Odisha Seva Prakalpa gave the appeal in the Aahuti satra. Apart from the regular routine of camp, the participants enjoyed Group Discussions, Skill development sessions, Open learning (Mukta Shikshan) sessions and patheya sessions. Participants’ Skills of story telling and Conducting games in Sanskar Varga were honed in Naipunya Vargas (Skill Development sessions ). Mukta Shikshan session was introduced for the first time where in participants were given time to know more on their own by seeing exhibitions and interviewing Senior karyakartas. Mananeeya Eknathji’s Life was introduced through videos and story-telling in Prerana Se Punarutthan sessions.
The participants resolved to work in the fields of Education (formal and Moral through Anandalayas and Sanskar Vargas) and Environmental Issues for the next six months by giving at least 2 hours weekly.