This is an opportunity to recollect the snippets of good things which add to the fragrance of the ‘National Yajna’ of Man Making. Vivekananda Kendra Kanyakumari organized a Shibir for the selected youth in the name of “Sarthak Yuva Samartha Bharat”. It was a great feeling of oneness and full of energy when 500 Youth from various parts of our Motherland gathered with a purpose of dedicating some part of their life for the good of the society through Vivekananda Kendra. The well planned shibir was conducted on 25th, 26th & 27th of December.
There are many such good things to share about the VKVs of Arunachal Pradesh.
It was reported that Smt. Bindu Nair from VKV- Jairampur took lead in teaching the primary class students at least 50 nursery rhymes as an additional activity. The persistent efforts of the teachers have borne fruit and it has come to such pass that any student from the Primary section of that school is now can recite any of the 50 Nursery songs without difficulty.
Another report was the initiative of Sri R. Murugan, Principal, VKV Dollungmukh to give exposure to the Class III students which is the highest class in the newly opened school. The school could arrange a visit of the students to witness the bombing of planes at the Indian Air Force Firing Range Unit (2AFRU) located at Kolaptukar. In the well planned visit, before the bombing, Sri. Rakesh Kumar Verma, the Joint Warrant Officer of the unit interacted with the students and replied to number of questions from the inquisitive students. The Unit made adequate arrangement in the watch tower to witness the bombing. It is a classic example for VKVs’ effort to help the students to explore local knowledge source. It is with the Principle that a child who is getting his/her education should have good understanding about the immediate surroundings.
The third report was the alumni meet organized by Sneha Vardhini group of VKV- Nirjuli. The alumni were quite nostalgic in sharing their experience in VKVs.They were given the orientation about the latest of activities of schools and Vivekananda Kendra. The efforts of the schools to make the directory of the alumni and conducting the meeting of them are picking up the momentum which is essential for the development of any school.
The quick responses of the schools to any Programme and assignments are notable. There are many examples for these. One of the examples is the effort of the Secondary and Higher Secondary schools to participate in “Ishan Vikash Programme’ which is launched by Ministry of Human Resource. The schools have responded to the direction of Education Officer to register the school’s name within 24 hours and 14 schools got opportunity to take their students to premiere educational institutions of the country. The schools which availed this opportunity are Itanagar, Nirjuli, Balijan, Sher, Ziro, Yazali, Kuporijo, Jirdin, Kharsang, Jairampur, Tafrogam, Sunpura, Roing &Amliang. 10 students from each school were taken to IITs of Bhubaneswar, Chennai, Kharagupur; Delhi& IISER’s of Bangalore, Bhopal etc. and stayed 15 days in the campus to attend various sessions on Science & Technology by eminent Faculties.
As usual let me jot down the important activities conducted during the month of December.
State level Inter VKVs Gita Chanting Competition: The State Level Gita chanting competition was conducted at VKIC Guwahati from 17th to 19th December. The Gita chanting competition, an important event has 3 stages of competitions. 80 students from various VKVs who were the winners of previous stages gathered in the splendid hall of VKIC, Guwahati to compete in the final round. The ambience of the hall and the level of proficiency shown in recitation etc. were notable which was appreciated by the entire audience. Dr. Dipok kumar Sharma, Vice Chancellor, Sanskrit and Ancient Studies University, Nalbari and the former Director of College Development Council, Guwahati University was the chief Guest for the inauguration ceremony and Dr. Nandita Goswami, Ex- Vice-Principal, Cotton College, Guwahati was the Chief Guest for Valedictory cum Prize distribution ceremony. Dr. Gayatri Sharma, Assistant Professor, Handique Girls College, Su. Reboti Devi, Joint Secretary VKSPV and Sri. Krishna Kumar, VKVAPT were the Judges for the competition.
The organizers have utilized the opportunity to arrange an exposure trip to the students in and around Guwahati which is the nerve center for entire North- East. They could spend a good amount of time in Umananda Island, Kamakhya Temple, Planetarium, Regional Science Center, Silpagram etc.
Trophies of appreciation also will be received by VKVs having highest average of marks by students in different categories.
Participation in the training Workshop conducted by CBSE: 9 Teachers of various VKVs participated in the one day ASL workshop conducted by CBSE at Siang Model school, Pasighat on 23rd December 2015. The workshop was meant to equip the English Teacher for assessment of Speaking and Listening Skills.
Science Exhibition by large number of students: Many VKVs organized Science Exhibition involving large number of students in the month of December which gave opportunity to the students to express their creativity. In VKV Roing, the exhibition was organized on 19th December and there were altogether 165 Models prepared by the students which included working and Still Models. In VKV Nirjuli, there were 75 models in the exhibition conducted on 26th December. Models on Solar Cooker, Hydroponics Kitchen Garden, Indigenous tea making device, sprinkler system of Irrigation were some of the models in VKV Nirjuli Exhibition.VKV Wessang organized the program in the mode of exchange of learning program wherein students from Oju Mission School, Wessang and Govt Hr Secondary, Pampoli also were invited.
Talent Show by Students organized: VKV Nirjuli organized a mega Talent Show Program on 5th December involving more than four hundred students wherein each child from Class I to V presented one or other talent hidden in them in front of more than thousand parents. Mabi Taipodia Jini, EAC, who graced the occasion as the Chief Guest congratulated the school authority for organizing such program which helps to boost the morale of students, create self –discipline, stage consciousness and also inculcate qualities of self expression by exploring their ingrained flair and forte. Sri P.M.Unnikrishnan, Education Officer, VKVAPT also graced the program and addressed the students and the parents.
Participation of Principals in NIOS Workshop: Three Principals namely Sri S C Dixit, Principal VKV Itanagar, Sri Y. Pradeep, Principal VKV Vivek Vihar and Sri T.M.Sathian, Principal VKV PTC Banderdewa attended a one day workshop conducted by the National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS) at Vivekananda Hall, R K Mission Hospital, Itanagar.The workshop was inaugurated by the Chairman of the NIOS via video conference. Smt Asheema Singh, Project Director from Delhi, Shri Piyush Prasad, Regional Director were the main resource persons for the Workshop.
Bhoomi Poojan’ in VKV Roing: The ‘Bhoomi Poojan’ ceremony for a new School building which includes the class rooms for Class VI to XII, Library, Laboratories, Administrative office was conducted on 14th December.Shri. Jatan Pulu, Trustee of VKVAPT, Shri. Unnikrishnan P.M., Education Officer, Shri. Krishna Kumar, VKVAPT, selected parents and Alumni members were present for the occasion. This is a part of VKVAP Trust’s endeavor to upgrade the present infrastructure of schools which started in the year 1977.
There are many reports pouring in from the schools regarding the celebration of Samarth Bharat Parva and the extensive preparation for the National Youth Day celebration. During such celebration, let us make some resolutions in our own level so that together we can take our schools to a new pinnacle of excellence.