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,
 

PROJECT POSHAN: A nutritional initiative by Vivekananda Kendra Arun Jyoti and India Development and Relief Fund

“They alone live who live for others. Rest are more dead than alive”- Swami Vivekananda

How true is the saying! Only those who have treaded the same path will understand the true meaning of these words. Since its inception, Vivekananda Kendra Kanyakumari has literally lived this saying. All its projects are designed and oriented towards the upliftment of the underprivileged with the active participation of the community. It is the community which understands the problems they face better than any outsider, so the community must come together to actively participate in the mitigation of the same.

When we started our mobile medical activities, we had the opportunity to serve several remote corners of Arunachal Pradesh and observe at first hand the various factors affecting the health of the general masses. Malnutrition among children is one of them. The major causes which aggravate this problem are less crop production because of high altitude, less or non availability of food supplies due to poor surface connectivity, lack of education, no nearby health care provider and most importantly lack of awareness among the parents.

For a long time we have been thinking of addressing the problem of malnutrition which is a major cause of infant and child mortality and  poor health and productivity in later life. But two major requirements to start the programme were assured and continuous flow of funds and finding the right person within the community who can execute it with dedication. To start with we selected four villages of Lazu and Wakka Circles of Tirap and Longding districts. For this purpose we started meeting the people of Pongkong, Longliang, Wakka and Khanu villages and discussed how effectively the programme can be conducted with their active participation. They started selecting the children who needed supplementary food and the volunteers who will monitor and work for this purpose. India Development and Relief Fund (IDRF), USA was generous enough to provide fund for the financial year 2018-19 and assured all possible help for its continuation.

Our medical team then visited all these villages and examined the enrolled children. Finally, the programme was started in August 2018. The selected children are regularly provided one staple food along with some protein supplement. All the children assemble in the community hall and our workers provide them the food for the day. After partaking of the food the children play some organized games and they are also taught a few rhymes and numbers by our trained workers. They also take care of the health and hygiene of the children and in case of occurrence of any disease the medical team is immediately informed for necessary action.

On 16/11/2018, our medical team visited Pongkong village and found all the enrolled children i.e. 46 in number were present and the workers were taking care of the children as per the instruction. A marked improvement was seen in the children. Basic health parameters were checked and found to be satisfactory. It was also heartening to see that the children were cleaner and tidier and showed discipline. It was encouraging to see that the entire village is very positive towards the programme and they have also come up to contribute for the programmme from their meager means. To cite an example, a village youth provides the fire woods to cook the food. The educated youths help the workers to keep proper records.
We hope to continue and expand this programme to more such needy areas and solicit participation from everyone. 

Free Assessment Camp for Cochlear Implant

Vivekananda Kendra Kanyakumari in association with Snehalaya, a local NGO of Tinsukia organized a free assessment camp for children (0-5 years) of severe hearing loss for Cochlear Implants on 10th and 11th November 2018 at Marwari Arogya Bhawan and Hospital, Dibrugarh. Dr. Sanjay Sachdeva, Director and head of ENT, Max Hospitals, Delhi and NCR and Ankit Nautial, senior Audiologist, Max Hospital, Panchsheel Park, Delhi assessed 20 children of Tinsukia, Dibrugarh , Sivasagar and Charaideo districts during the camp. They identified 14 children, who need Cochlear Implants.

On 10th November evening, one CME was arranged and Doctors from Dibrugarh were invited to attend the CME. The objective was to create awareness for Cochlear Implant. Dr. Sanjay Sachdeva gave a power point presentation on Cochlear Implant and had some lively interaction with the Doctors of Dibrugarh. 15 Doctors participated in the programme. 
 
This is to be mentioned that last year six children from Tinsukia district were operated free of cost for Cochlear Implants at Max Hospital, Saket, Delhi successfully. During the camp, Dr.Sachdeva and Sri Nautial examined all these six children. They talked to the parents of these children and gave them valuable guidance. It is a metter of great satisfaction that two of them are enrolled in regular schools.

Monday, December 3, 2018

विवेकानन्द केन्द्र में निःशुल्क श्रीमद्भागवतगीता अभ्यास वर्ग

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Free Cataract Surgery Camp at Sadiya

Vivekananda Kendra Kanyakumari in association with District Blindness Control Society, Tinsukia, Assam conducted one Free Cataract Surgery Camp on 1st November 2018 at Chapakhowa Government Hospital. Dr. G.S. Gogoi(Eye Surgeron, Tinsukia Civil Hospital) and Dr. Alaka Devi(Eye Surgeon, Tinsukia Civil Hospital) along with other OT staffs of Tinsukia Civil Hospital rendered their valuable services during the camp. A total 28 patients were operated successfully. All the beneficiaries are poor and elderly.  

On 29th October 2018, we organized one Cataract Detection camp at very remote, flood affected and underdeveloped Bogoribari village of Sadiya Subdivision inhabited by Mising people. With the active participation of District Programme Manager, Tinsukia district Blindness Control Society, Sri Amulya Gohain, we selected 31 cataract patients in the detection camp for surgeries. 12 pairs of spectacles were also distributed during the detection camp.
During this winter, we have a plan to conduct more detection and surgery camps in the remote villages of Sadiya subdivision.      

विवेकानन्द केन्द्र ग्वालियर द्वारा विमर्श का अायोजन

ग्वालियर। यदि हम अच्छा समाज चाहते तो हमें कुछ समय निःश्वार्थ से समाज निर्माण कार्यो में देना होगा। भले ही हमारा स्वाभाव अलग हो किन्तु ईश्वरीय कार्य करने के लिए अपने स्वाभाव में परिवर्तन करना ही होगा। जिस प्रकार विवेकानन्द की अनन्य भक्त भगिनि निवेदिता ने अपने व्यक्तित्व में परिवर्तन कर भारत भक्ति की अनूठी मिसाल पेश की। हम जो भी समय समाज कार्य में दें पूरी श्रद्धाभाव से दें। हमारे भीतर यह भाव रहे कि में काफी कम समय दे पा रहा हूं, ऐसा लज्जाभाव भी रहे। ऐसा ही भाव रखकर भगिनी निवेदिता ने भारत को अपना सर्वस्व समर्पित कर दिया। वे केवल 13 साल भारत रही जिनमें से यदि 3 साल का समय उनका विदेषों में प्रवास का निकाल दे तो केवल नौ या दस वर्ष भारत में रहीं। वे सदैव सोचती थी कि मैं अपने जीवन का ज्यादा से ज्यादा भाग भारत की सेवा को समर्पित करूं। हम भी समाज कार्य के लिए अपना ज्यादा से ज्यादा समय दें और यदि आवश्यक हो तो अपने व्यवहार और आचरण में पूर्ण बदलाव कर आगे बढे तभी हम समर्पिता भारत की निवेदिता की भांति समाज कार्य कर पाएंगे।

यह बात विवेकानन्द केन्द्र की राष्टीय उपाध्यक्ष पदमश्री सुश्री निवेदिता भिडे ने विवेकानन्द केन्द्र की ग्वालियर शाखा द्वारा माधव महाविद्यालय, विवेकानन्द मार्ग पर मंगलवार कीष्षाम आयोजित विमर्श कार्यक्रम में बतौर मुख्यवक्ता कही। कार्यक्रम के मुख्यअतिथि महापौर विवेक नारायण षेजवलकर ने इस अवसर पर कहा कि भगिनी निवेदिता स्वामी विवेकानन्द की प्रेरणा से भारत आईं और सेवा के क्षेत्र में एक महान योगदान दिया। हमारी संस्कृति की महानता से स्वामी विवेकानन्द ने भगिनी निवेदिता को परिचित कराया और उसके बाद वे भारत माता की अनन्य भक्त होकर पूरी तरह से समर्पित हो गईं। 
कार्यक्रम में अतिथि परिचय नगर संचालक डॉ. अक्षय निगम ने दिया तथा अतिथियों का अभिनंदन शाल श्रीफल से डॉ. दिवाकर विद्यालंकार व मुरारी लाल माहेष्वरी ने किया। कार्यक्रम में गीत सेवा है यज्ञकुण्ड, समिधा सम हम जलें... केन्द्र के शिक्षार्थी कार्यकर्ता सुरेश लामा ने प्रस्तुत किया। वहीं निवेदिता वाणी श्रीमती महिमा तारे ने प्रस्तुत की। कार्यक्रम का संचालन व केन्द्र परिचय विवेकानन्द केन्द्र के विभाग सह संचालक नितिन मांगलिक ने दिया तथा आभार और आव्हान विभाग प्रमुख शशिदत्त गगरानी ने किया। 

स्वामी विवेकानन्द की मानसपुत्री भगिनी निवेदिता की सार्धषती समारोह के समापन अवसर पर ‘समर्पिताः भारत की निवेदिता‘ विषय पर आयोजित विमर्ष को संबोधित करते हुए आगे सुश्री निवेदिता भिडे ने कहा कि भगिनी निवेदिता आयरिष मूल की एक स्वाभिमानी युवती थीं जो सत्य को जानने के लिए सदैव जिज्ञासु रहीं वे जब उनके पिता के साथ चर्च जातीं तो सोचती थी कि उनका जन्म किसलिए हुआ है। वे सदा सत्य को जानने के लिए प्रयासरत रहती थीं। उन्होने एक विद्यालय शरू किया और उसमें भी अनेक नवाचार किया करती थीं। एक बार उनकी एक मित्र ने उन्हे भारत के एक युवा सन्यासी को सुनने का आव्हान किया और उन्हे अपने घर पर बुलाया किन्तु वे विवेकानन्द की बातों से सहमत तो थी पर बोली कि उनके व्याख्यान में कुछ नया नहीं था। फिर भी आगे स्वामी विवेकानन्द के भाषणों को सुनने जाने लगीं, और कुछ समय बाद उनके बीच पत्राचार भी शरू हुआ। तब एक बार एक सभा में स्वामी विवेकानन्द ने उनसे कहा कि भारत की महिलाओं के लिए शिक्षा के क्षेत्र में कार्य की बहुत आवष्यकता है। यदि वहां कोई नारी शिक्षा पर कार्य करे तो बेहतर होगा।  

मार्गरेट ने स्वामी विवेकानन्द ने पूछा कि वे भारत आकर सेवा कार्य कर सकती है। तो कुछ समय बाद स्वामी विवेकानन्द ने उन्हे भारत आने का आमंत्रण दिया और जब वे भारत आईं तो स्वामी विवेकानन्द उनकी अगवानी करने स्वयं पहुंचे। उन्हे मां सारदा से मिलवाया जहां दोनों के बीच हद्य की भाषा से संवाद हुआ। स्वामी विवेकानन्द ने एक सभा का आयोजन कर मार्गरेट का परिचय सभी से कराया और बाद में एक दीक्षा समारोह आयोजित कर उन्हे ‘‘भगिनी निवेदिता‘‘ नाम दिया। 
भगिनी निवेदिता ने भी स्वयं को इस मातृभूमि को अर्पित कर दिया वे सदैव ज्यादा से ज्यादा भारतीय संस्कृति को जानने के लिए उत्सुक रहीं और अपने अभिमान को गलाने के लिए सेवा कार्य और ध्यान का अभ्यास किया। निवेदिता ने ज्यादा से ज्यादा समय अध्ययन और बहनो की शिक्षा पर दिया। उन्होने विद्यालय षुरू किया और जहां बहनों की षिक्षा पर जोर दिया। प्राकृतिक आपदाओं के समय सेवाकार्य हेतु सदैव स्वयं को प्रस्तुत किया। उनके प्रत्येक कार्य में राष्ट्र भाव की प्राधान्यता रहती थीं। उन्होने सदैव कहा कि समाज में व्याप्त विसंगतियों को हम प्रेम और सेवा से ही दूर कर सकते हैं। 

भगिनी निवेदिता के कार्य और व्यक्तित्व से तत्कालीन साहित्यकार, कलामनीषी, क्रांतिकारी और समाजेवी सभी खासे प्रभावित थे। उनका व्यक्तित्व और उनका कार्य आज भी हमें एक श्रेष्ठ भारत के निर्माण के लिए प्रेरित करता है। आज हम संकल्प लें कि हम समाज के लिए ज्यादा से ज्यादा समर्पित भाव के साथ कार्य करें तभी हम अपना जीवन सार्थक कर पाएंगे। 

विवेकानन्द केन्द्र कन्याकुमारी शाखा-ग्वालियर द्वारा कबड्डी व फुटबॉल प्रतियोगीता का अायोजन

स्वामी विवकेनन्द जी के अनुसार राष्ट्र के नवयुवक एवं युवतियाँ खेलों विशेषकर कबड्डी व फुटबॉल में रूचि लेकर खेलें जिससे उनके स्नायु पुष्ट एवं सबल होने के साथ-साथ वह अनुसार प्रिय भी होंगे व अपना भारतराष्ट्र सबल होकर परम वैभव के शिखर पर पुनः पहुँचेगा। इसी बोध वाक्य को ध्यान में रखते हुऐ आदरणीय भगिनि निवेदिता जी के सार्द्धषती वर्ष में किषोर कनिष्ठ (12 से 14 वर्ष ) व वरिष्ठ (15 से 17 वर्ष ) की बालिकाओं भारतीय खेंल किशोरी कबड्डी महोत्सव का आयोजन निवेदिता वहिनी और विवेकानन्द केन्द्र कन्याकुमारी शाखा-ग्वालियर द्वारा खेंल परिसर कम्पू में रखा गया।

उक्त कबड्डी महोत्सव में विभिन्न विद्यालयों की 200 बलिकाऐं प्रतिभागी बनी। उन्होंने कबड्डी बड़े आर्कषक ढंग से मैदान में प्रस्ततु की जिसमें वरिष्ठ रेडियेन्ट स्कूल विजेता रही और उपविजेता मोतीझींल और कनिष्ठ में रेडियन्ट स्कूल विजेता रही और उपविजेता एम0एल0बी0 कल्पना चावला स्कूल से बलिकाएं रहीं। 

कार्यक्रम की अध्क्षता मा0 महापौर विवेकनारायण सेंजवलकर ने की। और मुख्य वक्ता विवेकानन्द केन्द्र कन्याकुमारी की राष्ट्रीय उपाध्यक्ष (पद्मश्री से विभूषित) सुश्री निवेदिता भिड़े रही। उन्होंने कबड्डी की प्रतिभागी बलिकाओं को पुरुस्कार प्रदान किऐ तथा विजेता एवं उपविजेता की टीम को ट्रॉफी प्रदान की व प्रतिभागी खिलाड़ियों को पुरुस्कार प्रदान किये।उन्होंने अपने उद्बोधन में कहा सिस्टर निवेदिता के जीवन से प्रत्येक बालिका को प्रेरणा लेनी चाहिए तथा बालिकाओं के अन्दर आत्मविश्वास जगाने की बात कहीं।

बड़ी संख्या में दर्शको की उपस्थिति रही सभी ने निवेदिता बाहिनी के इस कार्यक्रम की प्रशंसा की उनके अनुसार इस तरह के खेल बालिकाओं व महिलाओ को राष्ट्र की प्रगति में सहायक बनेंगे। अन्त में आभार श्रीमती गायत्री शर्मा द्वारा प्रस्तुत किया गया।

Vinayagar Chathurthi Celebration at VKV Vallioor

“Lord Ganesh of curved elephant trunk and huge body, Whose brilliance is equal to billions of suns in intensity, Always removes all obstacles from our  endeavours” The birthday of Lord Ganesha is celebrated as Vinayaga Chathurthi. Every year we celebrate the festival by preparing the idol of Lord Ganesha with the help of IX Std students. Vinayaga Chathurthi Celebration was celebrated from 13.09.2018  to 20.09.2018.  Each class worshiped Lord Ganesha by offering flowers and prasadam. Students chanted manthras during the pooja.

After completing the pooja the prasatham was distributed to the students and staff. The last day pooja was conducted by X, XI and XII std students in a grand manner on 20.09.2018. After the celebration the idol of Lord Genesha was taken by our students for Visarjanam. With the blessings of Lord Ganesha the ceremony was conducted very auspiciously.

Free Operation Camp by Vivekananda Kendra Arun Jyoti

Vivekananda Kendra Arun Jyoti, Arunachal Pradesh conducted a free operation camp from 19th to 21st September 2018 at Marwari Arogya Bhawan Hospital, Dibrugarh. Dr. Raju Wilkinson (General Surgeon ,Nagpur), Dr. Surajit Hazra(General Surgeon ,Nagpur), Dr. Sunil Agarwal(CMC, Vellore), Dr. Raja Phanindra Kumar(General Surgeon ,Amalapuram Medical College, Andhra Pradesh) and Samir Saikia(VKNRL Hospital, Numaligarh) voluntarily participated in the camp. 20 poor and needy patients from Tirap, Changlang, Namsai and East Siang districts of Arunachal Pradesh were operated free of cost during the camp for various ailments like Gall Bladder stones, Appendicitis, Branchial Cyst and Lipomas. 

The mobile medical team of Vivekananda Kendra Arun Jyoti conducted three screening camps to identify patients for operations. 52 patients were examined during the screening camps and 25 patients were selected for surgeries. Out of them 20 were operated and rest 5 were medically treated. 

The camp was inaugurated in the evening of 18th September by Sri Jyoti Kanoi, President, Executive committee, Marwari Arogya Bhawan Hospital, Dibrugarh. He lauded the efforts of Vivekananda Kendra in primary health care in the remote areas of Arunachal Pradesh and assured all possible help for such camps in future also. The inaugural meeting was attended by Executive committee members of Marwari Arogya Bhawan Hospital, Dibrugarh and Nagar Samiti members of Vivekananda Kendra, Dibrugarh.

VKV Vallioor Achievements in Sports

“A champion needs a motivation above and beyond winning.” With the blessings of Swamiji,  we have taken a step forward. Our students won the medal in the sports events. This is obviously a land mark of our school.

30th South National Junior Athletics championships 2018 was held at Acharya Nagarjuna University at Gundoor in Andhra Pradesh on 15th & 16th September 2018.  Two of our students got medals. R. Mahendran (XI Std) got  gold  medal in Javelin  throw. His performance was  49.44 mts.  P. Selva Ganesh (XI Std) got silver medal in Discus throw.  His performance was 43.27 mts.  Winners were appreciated and honoured by our school correspondent Shri. S.K Subramanian, Principal Mrs. R. Andal, PET Masters, teachers and parents.

Universal Brotherhood Celebration at VKV Vallioor

“Sisters and Brothers of  America” with these words of swami Vivekananda, India’s message of universal brotherhood reverberated across the world” Chicago address of Swamiji in the parliament of world religion on September 11, 1863. “ Sisters and brothers of America is celebrated every year as universal Brotherhood day in the world. As per the excellencies of the universal brotherhood day, it was celebrated on 11th September 2018 in our school premises.

A mammoth procession was started at the waving of flag by    Man. Radha Didi, Dhakshi Pranth Sankatak, Vivekananda Kendra, Kanyakumari, Man. Aparna Didi, All  India Vyavastha Pramukh was in the forefront. The procession was started from Vallioor Murugan temple and ended at Vivekananda Kendra Vidyalaya which went through Perumal kovil, Vallioor Main road. The students’ band music was excellent. Swamiji’s inspiring thoughts and slogans were highlighted and  echoed  at the procession in which nearly 1050 students participated eagerly.

Cultural programme was started at 2.30 p.m  in our school premises. The programme was commenced with prayer song. All the dignitaries lighted the lamp. Our honourable chief guest was Sri. Natrajan D.E.O., Vallioor. Our special guest was Sri. Syed Ibrahim Deputy Inspector, Vallioor. Man. Radha Didi, Man. Aparna Didi graced the function with their presence and blessings. An interesting dialogue between the students highlighted all the important incidents happened in Swamiji’s  life while going to introduce the Hindu Vedanta in the parliament of world religion which held in America. The various programmes like Bharatham, dance, drama were performed by students. To commemorate the 125th Swamiji’s Chicago address we have conducted elocution competitions in many schools.    Ramakatha dance was highlighted. Our chief guest Sri. Natarajan D.E.O. delivered a vibrant speech about universal brotherhood day. His interaction between the students was really interesting. He explained the difference between ‘ Teachers and Guru’  in his speech. Next Radha didi gave the wonderful speech. She also quoted Swamiji’s thought “Every soul is potentially divine”.  Next our  chief guest distributed the prizes to the toppers in the elocution competition which was conducted among Vallioor school students . Nearly 220 parents and 1450 students participated in the celebration. Finally programme was ended by Shanthi Mantra. Our correspondent Sri. S K. Subramanian arranged the function a grand one.

“Let us remember the words of Swami Vivekanand and dedicate ourselves to furthering the cause of unity, brotherhood and world peace”.

Universal Brotherhood Day Program at Aurangabad

Vivekananda Kendra Kanyakumari's Sambhajinagar (Aurangabad) branch organised a programme to commemorate the Universal Brotherhood Day. This year is 125th anniversary of Swamiji's historical Chicago speech. Veteran thinker and  Director of Chanakya Mandal Mr.Avinash Dharmadhikari was chief orator for the programme.

In his fabulous speech he said, 'Greetings to all,all time all best wishes. Now science is advocating with the theory of quantum mechanics that if a person thinks positive towards world,the same thing happens.The thoughts of spirituality has a strong base of science.

All religions are connected with Omkar. When we talk about best wishes, in Sanskrit it is 'Sarveti sukhina santu'. In Prakrit when it comes to Buddha and Mahavira's teaching,the phrase is 'Bhavtu sabba manglam' and as we inherit Varkarari sampradaya, Dnyanoba Tukoba , the phrase is ' Jo je wanchil to te laho'.

Hindu religion is all inclusive. Theist or atheist even consumerist has a place in this religion. It is considered as a school of thought. He further dipicted the life and teaching of Swami Vivekananda. Worship to man is worship to God.By giving an example of Swamiji's life he said,as soon as the caste system ends, Bharat will become super power.Be fearless,face the circumstances with brave heart,and the victory is yours. Analyse the things in the light of Swamiji's wisdom. Be rational. Swamiji never had a blind faith. He was curious to know about God. He attained self realization by the grace of Ramakrishna Paramhansa.At Kanyakumari when he sat on a rock in the sea,he realised goal of his life. In his motivate speech, Avinashji elaborated Swamiji's whole life, meeting with the King of Khetri,about their friendship,how he gave him name ' Vivekananda'.Swamiji was rational so he got the name ' Vivekananda'.

When at world Religions Parliament Swamiji uttered the sentence 'My sisters  and brothers of America', the audience sheered in joy.Everyone in this universe is my brother. And this thinking is called as Universal Brotherhood. So every year September 11, is observed as Universal Brotherhood Day.

He said in the calamity of Kerala 240 youth aspired by swamiji's thinking, went to Kerala to help the affected peoples.They are working selflessly. And fortunately his students who are now officers at Kerala and also aspired by Swamiji,are helping them. Officers have the power,with that they can serve the people. Be a government official for the welfare of the society.Be a good human being and have the attitude 'country first.' On this occasion a drama was performed by the children of verious Sanskar Vargas. The short play was  based upon Swamiji's speech at Chicago.Anaya presented a song on Swamiji' life.Both were appreciated by Avinashji. He advised Kshitij Kaushike who played Swamiji's role.To dress like Swamiji is easy but to be like him is more important.Its a responsibility. Swamiji has chosen you for his work. While speaking about the song sung by Anaya,he said,she has presented the song with full Force.This is the force of Mother Goddess.Durga, Bharat Mata.Bhatiya women carries a force in her.she is brave and can face any circumstances.She never cry.She use to fight and win.

Instead of running after a successful life one should try to make it meaningful. Avinashji  concluded his  enchanting speech with the same words which he uttered at the beginning,' Greetings to all,all time all best wishes.' On this occasion Vivekananda Kendra Kanyakumari's state head Mr.Abhay Bapat and Mr.Sanjay Jadhav were present on the stage. Ajinkya Ujlambkar gave an introduction of chief guest.Manasi Bhadane gave preface of the programme. Anant Bhagvat gave vote of thanks.The programme was concluded with 'Pasaydaan'- Universal prayer.

Saraswati Pooja and Vijiya Dasami Celebration at Madurai

Vivekananda Kendra Kanyakumari, Madurai branch celebrated Saraswathi pooja and Vijaya Dasami at TVS Nagar karyalaya  and Balaji Nagar karyalaya respectively. The sole aim of the programs is to impart the feeling of oneness and national integrity among the people. Saraswathi pooja was celebrated on 18.10.2018. The program started at 4.15 p.m. Our Kendra well-wisher Smt.Saraswathi lit the lamp which was followed by bhajans. Smt.Geetha, former professor, Fatima College shared with us the importance of Navrathri celebrations. 20 people including sanskara varga children took part in the celebrations.

Vijaya Dasami was celebrated on 19.10.2018 at Balaji Nagar karyalaya. The program started at 6.30 p.m. with prayer which was followed by bhajans. Swami Sadasivananda from Vivekanandar Peravai shared how celebrations help in national integrity. 50 people took part in the celebrations.

स्वामी विवेकानंद संस्थान की ओर से ‘ व्यक्तित्व विकास ‘ शिविर का आयोजन

पटना के दीप नारायण सिंह क्षेत्रीय सहकारी प्रबंधक संस्थान , शास्त्रीनगर में विवेकानंद केंद्र कन्याकुमारी के प्रांत की ओर से चार दिवसीय आवासीय ‘ प्रांतीय युवा व्यक्तित्व विकास’ शिविर का आयोजन किया गया | इस से पहले तीसरे चरण की प्रतियोगिता में 500 से अधिक प्रतियोगी शामिल हुए | चौथे चरण की प्रतियोगिता में बिहार के बिभिन्न प्रांतों के करीब 50 प्रतियोगियो शामिल हुए | शिविर में ‘उठो जागो युवा ‘ प्रतियोगिता के चौथे चरण में शिविर का आयोजन किया गया | चार दिवसीय चलने वाले  इस शिविर का शुभारम जागरण के साथ किया गया | जिस में स्मरण,योगा,सूर्यनमस्कार,गीता पाठ,श्रम,संस्कार के अलावा प्रतिदिन बिभिन्न विषयों पर मंथन,गीत एवं मंत्राभ्यास,नैपुण्य वर्ग,संस्कार वर्ग,खेलकूद ,भजन संध्या,प्रेरणा से पुनरुत्थान एवं गण बैठक आदि कार्यक्रम कुशल प्रशिक्षकोंके देखरेख में किया गया |

शिविर में विशेष रूप से पहले दिन राजकुमार जी के द्वारा भारतीय संस्कृति एवं विवेकानंद केंद्र की  इस से पहले पद्धतियों, दूसरे दिन संजीव जी के द्वारा राष्ट्र भक्त ‘स्वामी विवेकानंद’ एवं रमण त्रिवेदी के द्वारा संघीय एवं व्यक्तित्व ‘ विषय पर चर्चा किया गया | वहीँ  अभिषेक जी के द्वारा किसानों के सम्ब्रिधि तथा बैज्ञानिकों खेती विषय पर चर्चा किया गया | ममता सिंह के द्वारा सस्ते कीमत पर पीएमसीएच में भर्ती गरीब मरीजों को भोजन दिया गया | दूसरे  दिन डॉ. विजय कुमार वर्मा के अलावा डीएनसी क्षेत्रीय सहकारी प्रबंध संस्थान्केनिदेशक केपी रंजन ने युवाओं को अपने अनुभवों से प्ररित किये | कार्यक्रम  के चौथे  दिन ज्ञानेश्वर शर्मा के द्वारा केंद्र प्रर्थाना एवं  मुकेश कीर के द्वारा आहुति एवं अपने विचचार रखे | इस चार दिवसीय शिविर में बिहार-झारखण्ड के  प्रान्त संगठक मुकेश कीर ( जीवनव्रती ), कुलदीप महाजन एवं धर्मदस जी ( जीवनव्रती ), राजकुमार जी प्रान्तनगर समिति के सत्येन्द्र शर्मा,श्रीकान्त अग्रवाल जी,शिव कुमार जी, ज्ञानेश्वर शर्मा आदि के अलावा कार्यकर्ता विवेकानंद,सुलेखा,जूही, धंनजय, सोनू,विक्की, रोहित भट्ट एवं बड़ी संख्या में अन्य कार्यकर्ता शामिल थे | 

“Utho Jago Bharat” Pratiyogita shivir at Patna

“Utho Jago Bharat” Pratiyogita shivir was held at Deep Narayan Sahkari Sansthan Patna under the Aegis of Vivekananda Kendra Kanyakumari Branch Patna From 13 October to 16 October 2018.  43 participants from 3 different District of Bihar, Reported on 13th October morning and same day the participants attendant the Introductory Session , Wherein the participants were given the guidelines of the shivir . 43 Participants were organized in to four different Ganas ,- Nagarjuna , Dashrath Manjhi, Ramdhari Singh Dinkar and Vindhavasini Name of Famous personality of Bihar . The Four day Shivir had PratahSmaran ,GitaPathan ,Yogabhyas ,Shram Samskar ,TwoLectureSession ,Manthan ,Geet ,Mantra Abhyas ,Bhajan Sandhya and Concluded with Prerana Se Punrutthan. The Shivir Went on Well in a Congenial ,Spiritual Atmoshpere  With Self Discipline. The Shivir Concluded On 16th October 2018 afternoon With Special Blessing of Manniya Mukesh keer G ( Prant Sanghathak  of Bihar Jharkhand Prant ) of Vivekananda Kendra , The Shivir Concluded With Kendra Prarthana. Many of the Participants have expressed their willingness to Devot their time and Energy for the Service of Society through Vivekananda Kendra.

One Day Camp at Madurai

Vivekananda Kendra Kanyakumari, Madurai branch organised a Non-Residential Personality Development Camp at Vistar level in TVS Nagar Karyalaya from 11.00 am to 04.30 pm on 30-09-2018.  The aim of the camp is to channelize the energy of sanskaravarga children for productive Nation building work.
Total number of 14 people participated in the camp and the organizing team consisted of 7 Karyakarthas. 
The camp started with prayer. Purpose of the camp was also conveyed to the participants which was followed by thumb art by the participants. After Krida Yoga, the participants took their lunch. After the lunch, video about the story of Rock Memorial was shown. Children were grouped into three teams and they enacted small skits on life incidents from national leaders team wise. Sanskara varga was also a part of the camp. The concluding session started at 4.00 pm. Shri.Rajasekar anna, Kendra Karyakartha gave a speech about our responsibilities and inspired the participants to serve the country. All took Sankalpa as to work for the nation. 

Universal Brotherhood Day was celebrated in three Nagars in Hyderabad Vibhag.

On 11 September 2018, at Kaushalam, Hyderabad - UB Day was celebrated with 120 well wishers and students. The Chief Guests were Dr. Veeresh, Research Guide from Pullareddy College and Smt. J RAMA DEVI Principal of Kendriya Vidyalaya, Langar Houz, Hyderabad. Ninety-six selected students from Swadhyay Competition based on "Swami Vivekananda's Life & Message" were awarded Medals and Certificates. Philanthropist Sri Raghava Reddy garu, Vibhag Sanghatak Sri Deepak Khaire, Prakalp Saghatak Sri G Srinivas, Prakalp Vyavastha Pramukh Sri P. Ramakrishna, Karyakartas, well wishers and participants of the ongoing Yoga Course were actively involved in the conducting of the program. Sri Hemanth Garu gave vote of thanks.
On 15 September 2018, UB Day was celebrated at Dilsukhnagar. Over 300 students and well wishers graced the occasion, and 110 students were awarded medals and certificates for their performance in Swadhyay Competition.  Vibhag Sanchalak Sri Ramaraju garu, Vibhag Pramukh Sri Sudhakar Reddy, Nagar Pramukh Dr. Komalamba and samiti members and karyakartas, well wishers were present.
On 18 September 2018, UB day was celebrated at Nagole, Hyderabad where Swami Sthithikanthananda 
of RK Math and Padmasri N.Divaker, Former Director,DRDO were present as Chief Guests. Swamiji addressed the 300 strong gathering and gave away prizes to the qualified students of Swadhyay Competition. Nagar Sanchalak Sri Heeralal ji, Nagar Pramukh Sri P Srinivasuluji, Nagar Samiti members and well wishers were present in good numbers. 

स्वामी विवेकानन्द जी के शिकागो भाषण ने दुनिया को सहिष्णुता और सार्वभौमिक स्वीकृति का पाठ पढ़ाया

11 सितम्बर:: स्वामी विवेकानन्द जी के शिकागो भाषण की 125 वीं वर्षगांठ के अवसर पर विवेकानन्द केंद्र कन्याकुमारी की लखनऊ शाखा द्वारा आज  “विश्व बंधुत्व दिवस” का आयोजन,  लखनऊ विश्व विद्यालय के मालवीय सभागार में सायं 4.30 बजे से किया गया जिसमे बतौर मुख्य अतिथि माननीय श्री राम नाईक , माननीय  राज्यपाल उत्तर प्रदेश, मुख्य वक्ता माननीय न्यायमूर्ति श्री शबीहुल हसनैन, लखनऊ उच्च न्यायालय तथा विशिष्ठ अतिथि श्रीमती संयुक्ता  भाटिया, माननीय महापौर, लखनऊ उपस्थित थीं I माननीय श्री राम नाईक , माननीय  राज्यपाल उत्तर प्रदेश ने  दीप प्रज्वल्लित कर उक्त कार्यक्रम का उद्घाटन किया ! केंद्र द्वारा स्वामी विवेकानन्द जी के ऐतिहासिक शिकागो भाषण पर आधारित भाषण प्रतियोगिता में चयनित 18 प्रातिभागियो को माननीय अतिथियों द्वारा उक्त कार्यक्रम में सम्मानित भी किया गया I

मुख्य अतिथि, मुख्य वक्ता तथा विशिष्ठ अतिथि के अतिरिक्त जो अन्य गणमान्य अतिथि उपस्थित थे उनमे  प्रो एस. पी. सिंह माननीय कुलपति, लखनऊ विश्वविद्यालय, डॉ. दयानन्द लाल  संचालक, विवेकानन्द केन्द्र, मेजर जनरल अजय चतुर्वेदी, विमर्श प्रमुख, विवेकानन्द केन्द्र लखनऊ तथा प्रमुख थे I पुरस्कार वितरण का कार्यक्रम सभी गणमान्य विशिष्ठ जनों के कर कमलों द्वारा सम्पादित  किया गया ।

विवेकानन्द केन्द्र लखनऊ के संगठक श्री अश्वनी ने बताया कि  विवेकानंद केन्द्र कन्याकुमारी एक  अध्यात्म प्रेरित सेवा संगठन है, जिसका उदेश्य स्वामी विवेकानंद के विचार “व्यक्ति निर्माण से राष्ट्र निर्माण” के आधार पर कार्य करना है । केंद्र सम्पूर्ण  देश मे 856 शाखाओ,70 शिक्षण संस्थानो, 14प्रकल्पों के माध्यमों  से अपनी  गतिविधियों का  संचालन करता है ।   

श्री अश्वनी ने आज के कार्यक्रम की पृष्ठभूमि पर प्रकाश डालते हुए कहा कि स्वामी विवेकानन्द जी के शिकागो भाषण की 125 वीं वर्षगांठ के अवसर पर उनके भाषण पर आधारित भाषण प्रतियोगिता लगभग 60 विद्यालयों तथा विश्वविद्यालयों में लगभग 5000 प्रतिभागियों के बीच विगत दो सप्ताह में आयोजित कराया गया जिसमे से चयनित 18प्रातिभागियो को आज पुरस्कार एवं प्रमाणपत्र प्रदान कर सम्मानित किया जा रहा है I उन्होंने कहा कि  निश्चितरूप से स्वामी विवेकानन्द के तेजश्वी विचारों से विद्यार्थी अवगत हुए होंगे और उन्हें उनसे राष्ट्र निर्माण हेतु  प्रेरणा भी मिली होगी । श्री अश्वनी ने बताया कि विवेकानन्द केंद्र पूरे भारत में प्रत्येक वर्ष इस दिवस को “विश्वबंधुत्व” के रूप में मनाता है और  इसी प्रकार युवाओं के बीच भाषण प्रतियोगिता आयोजित करता है I

मुख्य वक्ता माननीय न्यायमूर्ति श्री शबीहुल हसनैन, लखनऊ उच्च न्यायालय ने अपने संबोधन में विस्तार से विवेका नन्द जी के जीवन पर प्रकाश डालते हुए उनके जीवन के विभिन्न पहलुओं पर प्रकाश डाला I उन्होंने कहा कि स्वामी जी एक निर्विवाद मार्गदर्शक थे उनका 1893 का शिकागो की धर्म संसद में दिया गया भाषण भारत की संस्कृति और सभ्यता के प्रत्येक पहलुओं का सन्देश देता है I

विशिष्ठ अतिथि श्रीमती संयुक्ता  भाटिया, माननीय महापौर, लखनऊ ने कहा कि विवेकानन्द केंद्र द्वारा इस तरह के राष्ट्र निर्माण के कार्यक्रमों की जितनी सराहना की जाए कम है I उन्होंने कहा कि निःसंदेह ऐसे ही कार्यक्रमों से युवाओं में राष्ट्रनिर्माण की प्रेरणा को बल मिलेगा ! उन्होंने सभी विजेताओं की प्रशंसा करते हुए उन्हें बधाईयाँ दीं I

मुख्य अतिथि माननीय श्री राम नाईक , माननीय  राज्यपाल उत्तर प्रदेश ने कहा कि 12 जनवरी, 1863 को कोलकाता में जन्में नरेंद्र नाथ आगे चलकर स्वामी विवेकानंद के नाम से मशहूर हुए. विवेकानंद की जब भी बात होती है तो अमरीका के शिकागो की धर्म संसद में साल 1893 में दिए गए भाषण की चर्चा ज़रूर होती है ये वो भाषण है जिसने पूरी दुनिया के सामने भारत को एक मजबूत छवि के साथ पेश किया I उन्होंने बताया कि स्वामी विवेकानंद ने उस भाषण में दुनिया की सबसे पुरानी संत परंपरा और सभी धर्मों की जननी “भारत” के तरफ़ से धन्यवाद दिया और सभी जातियों और संप्रदायों के लाखों-करोड़ों हिंदुओं की तरफ़ से लोगों का आभार व्यक्त करते हुए कहा कि दुनिया में सहिष्णुता का विचार पूरब के देशों से फैला है जिसने दुनिया को सहिष्णुता और सार्वभौमिक स्वीकृति का पाठ पढ़ाया I उन्होंने यह भी कहा कि हम सिर्फ़ सार्वभौमिक सहिष्णुता पर ही विश्वास नहीं करते बल्कि, हम सभी धर्मों को सच के रूप में स्वीकार करते हैं और उन्हें अपने यहां शरण भी दिया है

केंद्र के सचालक श्री दयानंद लाल ने सभी प्रतिभागियों को बधाई दी और उन्हें स्वामी विवेकानन्द जी के जीवन को निरंतर पढने और उससे प्रेरणा लेने की सलाह दी तथा अंत में उन्होंने कार्यक्रम में उपस्थित सभी का ह्रदय से धन्यवाद ज्ञापित किया I

आज के इस कार्यक्रम में प्रतिभागियों के अतिरिक्त उनके अभिभावक, अध्यापक तथा केन्द्र के सभी कार्यकर्त्ताओं के साथ कुल लगभग 700 लोग उपस्थित थे  I

Universal Brotherhood Day at Madurai

To celebrate the 125th Anniversary of Swami Vivekananda’s Chicago Addresses, Vivekananda Kendra Kanyakumari – Madurai Branch had organized several lecture programmes at Balaji Nagar and TVS Nagar Karyalayas, four colleges and one school. The objective of these programmes is to commemorate the message of Universal Brotherhood given by Swami Vivekananda to the Western audience in the Parliament of Religions at Chicago on 11 September, 1893. Total number of 380 students and 75 people enthusiastically participated in these college programmes and public programmes respectively.

The first public program was organized at Balaji Nagar Karyalaya on 8th September in which Shri.Somasundaram ji gave a speech on Swami Vivekananda’s Chicago Addresses and the importance of Brotherhood in the modern society. On 10th September, lecure program was arranged at Jain Vidyalaya School. Adharneeya Priyamvada didi, jeevanvriti karyakartha gave a lecture on Swamiji’s message of brotherhood and its importance. On 11th and 12th September, two programs were organized at Thiagarajar College of Preceptors and Sourashtra Women’s College respectively. In both the programs, Smt.Geetha, Professor, Fathima College   delivered a nice lecture on Universal Brotherhood Day. She explained how India introduced the concepts of tolerance and acceptance to the world. On 12th September, another program was organized at Thiagarajar College of Engineering. Adharneeya Priyamvada didi gave a lecture on the message of Universal Brotherhood given by Swami Vivekananda. On the same day, a program was arranged at TVS Nagar Karyalaya. Adharneeya Priyamvada didi shared some life incidents and messages of Swamiji. A small skit about Ganesh Chaturthi was also enacted by Sanskaravarga children. On 17th September a lecture program and interactive session was arranged at Saraswathi Narayanan College in which Adharneeya D.Natarajan, Karyalaya Pramukh gave a lecture on Swamiji’s Chicago addresses and interacted with students. He conveyed the youth how Swamiji stood on values and wished all to do so. Patriotic song was also a part in all the programs which inculcated patriotic spirit among the students.

चण्डीगढ़ में कार्यक्रम विश्वबन्धुत्व दिवस

आज BCM college for education चण्डीगढ़ मार्ग पर विश्वबन्धुत्व दिवस पर कार्यक्रम हुआ। इसमें सभी 140 विद्धार्थीयों ने भाग लिया। इसमे विवेकानंद केन्द्र की तरफ से श्री पंकज गाबा ने स्वामी  विवेकानंद के शिक्षा पर विचारों को लोगों के सामने रखा तथा विशाल शर्मा ने विश्व बन्धुत्व के विचार को प्रस्तुत किया। इसके बाद दिये गये वक्तव्यों में से विद्धार्थीयों को प्रश्न पूछे गये तथा सही उत्तर देने वाले विद्यार्थियों को उपहार में पुस्तकें दी गयीं। प्रधानाचार्य के धन्यवाद भाषण से कार्यक्रम का समापन किया गया।

बिलासपुर में विश्व बंधुत्व दिवस के अवसर पर विमर्श का आयोजन

इस वर्ष स्वामी विवेकानंद के शिकागो में दिए उद्बोधन की 125 वर्ष पूर्ण होने पर केंद्र द्वारा विशेष रुप से मनाया जा रहा हैl ज्ञातव्य है कि केंद्र द्वारा प्रतिवर्ष यह दिन"विश्व बंधुत्व दिवस"के रुप में मनाया जाता हैl

आज (14.09.18) विश्व बंधुत्व दिवस के उपलक्ष में संजीवनी अस्पताल के सभागृह में विमर्श का कार्यक्रम आयोजित किया गया। जिसमें डॉक्टर विनोद तिवारी तथा मा. प्रवीण जी मुख्य वक्ता मंचस्थ रहे । वहां क्या हालत है नगर प्रमुख डॉक्टर संजय आयदे ने विवेकानंद केंद्र का संक्षिप्त परिचय देते हुए उपलब्धियों पर प्रकाश डाला तथा विभाग संपर्क प्रमुख डॉक्टर वारे ने केंद्र की स्थापना से लेकर अब तक हो रहे संगठनात्मक विस्तार को बताते हुए अतिथियों का परिचय कराए l

 इस विमर्श में अध्यक्षता कर रहे अस्थिरोग विशेषज्ञ डा.विनोद तिवारी ने कहा कि विवेकानंद केंद्र अपनी सेवा गतिविधियों के लिए मिसाल है l

उपरोक्त विषय पर मार्गदर्शन करने के लिए केंद्र के उत्तर पूर्वांचल के संयुक्त महासचिव श्री प्रवीण दाभोलकर जी का मार्गदर्शन रहा । 

उन्होंने कहा सन 1962 के समय हमने उत्तर पूर्वांचल को अनदेखा किया। और इनके संरक्षण की आवश्यकता को ना देखते हुए हमें एक बहुत बड़ी पराजय को देखना पड़ा। हमारे देश के पास विपरीत परिस्थितियों में सैनिकों के पास लड़ने के सिवा और कोई रास्ता नहीं था।

जिसके कारण प्रत्येक भारतीय व्यक्ति का मानसिक धैर्य गिर गया था। ऐसे समय में भारतीयों के मानस को ऊंचा करने के लिए आदर्श व्यक्ति को लोगों के सामने प्रस्तुत करना होगा और उस समय स्वामी विवेकानंद के समक्ष और कोई ऐसा उदाहरण नहीं था। 

इसके पश्चात स्वामी विवेकानंद के विचारों को लोगों के बीच में प्रसारित करने का कार्य किया गया और दक्षिण भारत स्थित कन्याकुमारी में शिला पर एक स्मारक का निर्माण किया गया । स्मारक निर्माण के पश्चात एक जीवंत स्मारक की आवश्यकता हुई जिसमें स्वामी विवेकानन्द के संदेशों को लोगों के सामने लाया जाए ,जिसके दूसरे चरण के रूप में विवेकानंद केंद्र  आध्यात्म प्रेरित सेवा संगठन का सूत्रपात हुआ।

जिसमें कई कार्यकर्ताओं ने  उत्तर पूर्वांचल के सुदूर क्षेत्र में अपना महत्वपूर्ण योगदान दिया उस समय के तत्कालीन मंत्री के एे राजा के सहयोग से विवेकानंद केंद्र विद्यालय प्रारंभ किया गया।

उत्तर पूर्वांचल के कार्य के प्रति केंद्र के संस्थापक माननीय एकनाथ रानाडे के मन में सन 1950 में ब्रह्मपुत्र नदी द्वारा तबाही मचाई गई थी उस समय इस क्षेत्र में कार्य करने की प्रेरणा जागी। उत्तर पूर्वांचल के समक्ष चुनौतियों को माननीय प्रवीण दाभोलकर जी ने सभी के सामने प्रस्तुत किया। एवं उन चुनौतियों के समाधान हेतु विवेकानंद केंद्र  विभिन्न प्रकार के प्रकल्प, विद्यालय आदि माध्यम से शिक्षा स्वास्थ्य एवं संस्कृति के क्षेत्र  में विवेकानंद केंद्र संपूर्ण उत्तर पूर्वांचल में कार्य कर रहा है। विभिन्न प्रकार की चुनौतियां जैसे भौगोलिक ,सामाजिक,आर्थिक आदि पर उन्होंने अपना प्रकाश डाला। उन्होंने कहा आज 45 वर्ष से विवेकानंद केंद्र संपूर्ण उत्तर पूर्वांचल में कार्य कर रहा है और उसके लिए कार्य शक्ति एवं कार्यकर्ता की आवश्यकता है पूर्णकालिक अंशकालिक आदि जिस भी रूप में अपना समय दे सके उस तरह के कार्य की आवश्यकता है। जिन्हें लगता है कि मेरा भी  ऐसा योगदान हो इस कार्य के लिए विवेकानन्द केंद्र उनके उस कार्य के लिए स्वागत करता है।

इस अवसर पर विवेकानंद केंद्र बिलासपुर के वार्षिक प्रतिवेदन  का विमोचन भी किया गया. इसमें बिलासपुर शाखा द्वारा किए गए सेवा कार्यों की विस्तृत जानकारी दी गई उल्लेखनीय रहा कि केंद्र की बिलासपुर शाखा विगत वर्षों में ऐसे तीन कार्यकर्ता दिए हैं जिन्होंने अपना सब कुछ त्याग कर राष्ट्र कार्य हेतु अपना जीवन समर्पित किया है जो कोमल दीदी आसाम में, श्वेता दीदी गुजरात में, एवं युगल भैया रायपुर में सेवा दे रहे हैं l

इस अवसर पर केंद्र की मध्य प्रांत ( छत्तीसगढ़ एवं मध्य प्रदेश) सुश्री  रचना जानी, राष्ट्रीय स्वयंसेवक संघ के विभाग संघचालक माननीय काशीनाथ गोरे , केंद्र के विभाग संपर्क प्रमुख डा.उल्हास वारे, रायपुर नगर संगठक बलवीर जी तथा बिलासपुर नगर संगठक जितेंद्र जी, नगर प्रमुख डा.संजय आयदे, विस्तार प्रमुख  विवेक पांडेय, डॉ संतोष सिंह ठाकुर, डॉ ओम माखीजा, अनिल साहू, भरत पाखमोड़े, दुखभंजन जायसवाल एवं नगर युवा प्रमुख आशुतोष शुक्ल, एवं अन्य कार्यकर्ता गण अविनाश, संदीप, अमन सहित नगर के अन्य गणमान्य व्यक्ति उपस्थित रहे l कार्यक्रम का संचालन केंद्र की सह - नगर प्रमुख सविता प्रथमेश ने किया ।

Remembering Sister Nivedita on her 150th birth anniversary Hyderabad

Vivekananda Kendra’s Prant Vyavastha Pramukh Sri Bhaskar Sharma, speaking on the occasion of Sister Nivedita’s 150th Birth Anniversary,  said, “Sister Nivedita, though a foreigner, had dedicated her life for India, the young students should learn and get inspired to do the same and more for their country”. He was addressing 220 students from five schools Sadhana High school, Vijaya High School, The School, Vivekananda High School and Zila Parishad High School from Gajularamaram and Jeedimetla, Hyderabad. The program was organized on 27th October at Vivekananda Kendra – Kaushalam, Hyderabad.

Sister Nivedita – the Irish teacher, who on Swami Vivekananda’s call, had left her all – mother land, parents, profession – to serve India, her 150th birth anniversary is being observed this year. Remembering her great contribution for women education, India’s freedom struggle, literature, art and spirituality during a program in Vivekananda Kendra – Kaushalam, the school students resolved to serve the nation wholeheartedly. The students first listen to Swami Vivekananda’s world famous Chicago speech which he had delivered 125 years ago at World Parliament of Religions. Then the students saw a show celebrating India’s Contribution to the world in past and present. The students then discussed these noble thought in their groups and each group representative presented the groups view on strengths India and their duty towards it. Inspired by Sister Nivedita who, in spite of being a foreigner, had dedicated her life for India, students also pledged to do their best for the country. On the occasion, Vivekananda Kendra’s Hyderabad Vibhag Sanchalak Sri Ramarajuji, Vibhag Sanghatak Deepak Khaire Nagar Pramukh Sri Naveen, Communication Expert Sri Bharath Thippareddy and other dignitaries were present.

Universal Brotherhood Day Ludhiana

आज विवेकानंद केंद्र लुधियाना शाखा द्वारा लॉर्ड महावीर होम्योपैथिक कॉलेज हैबोवाल लुधियाना में यूनिवर्सल ब्रदरहुड डे पर कार्यक्रम किया गया इस कार्यक्रम में सिस्टम निवेदिता पर लिखी एक पुस्तक सन निवेदिता एक समर्पित जीवन का अध्ययन करके कॉलेज के कुछ विद्यार्थियों ने पांच-पांच मिनट के लेक्चर दिए और उसके बाद यूनिवर्सल ब्रदरहुड कंसेप्ट पर विवेकानंद केंद्र के कार्यकर्ताओं द्वारा लेक्चर दिया गया और अंत में सभी को पुरस्कार वितरण के बाद यह कार्यक्रम संपन्न हुआ इस कार्यक्रम में लॉर्ड महावीर कॉलेज की तरफ से लगभग 6 विद्यार्थियों ने भाग लिया।

Geeta Swadhyaya Ludhiana

We Ludhiana team organized a Geeta Parichaya program at a one of the most reputed temple named Krishna mandir. 300 members of Stri Sabha and other visitors of temple participated in the program. Who should study Bhagwat Geeta, why, how and when should we study bhagwat Geeta was explained. Study group will start from coming Monday at 8:00 in the temple hall.

Universal Brotherhood Day Hyderabad Vibhag

On 11 September 2018, at Kaushalam, Hyderabad - UB Day was celebrated with 120 well wishers and students. The Chief Guests were Dr. Veeresh, Research Guide from Pullareddy College and Smt. J RAMA DEVI Principal of Kendriya Vidyalaya, Langar Houz, Hyderabad. Ninety-six selected students from Swadhyay Competition based on "Swami Vivekananda's Life & Message" were awarded Medals and Certificates. Philanthropist Sri Raghava Reddy garu, Vibhag Sanghatak Sri Deepak Khaire, Prakalp Saghatak Sri G Srinivas, Prakalp Vyavastha Pramukh Sri P. Ramakrishna, Karyakartas, well wishers and participants of the ongoing Yoga Course were actively involved in the conducting of the program. Sri Hemanth Garu gave vote of thanks.
On 15 September 2018, UB Day was celebrated at Dilsukhnagar. Over 300 students and well wishers graced the occasion, and 110 students were awarded medals and certificates for their performance in Swadhyay Competition.  Vibhag Sanchalak Sri Ramaraju garu, Vibhag Pramukh Sri Sudhakar Reddy, Nagar Pramukh Dr. Komalamba and samiti members and karyakartas, well wishers were present.
On 18 September 2018, UB day was celebrated at Nagole, Hyderabad where Swami Sthithikanthananda 
of RK Math and Padmasri N.Divaker, Former Director,DRDO were present as Chief Guests. Swamiji addressed the 300 strong gathering and gave away prizes to the qualified students of Swadhyay Competition. Nagar Sanchalak Sri Heeralal ji, Nagar Pramukh Sri P Srinivasuluji, Nagar Samiti members and well wishers were present in good numbers. 

11 Sep Celebration Vivekananda Kendra Ludhiana

आज BCM college for education चण्डीगढ़ मार्ग पर विश्वबन्धुत्व दिवस पर कार्यक्रम हुआ। इसमें सभी 140 विद्धार्थीयों ने भाग लिया। इसमे विवेकानंद केन्द्र की तरफ से श्री पंकज गाबा ने स्वामी  विवेकानंद के शिक्षा पर विचारों को लोगों के सामने रखा तथा विशाल शर्मा ने विश्व बन्धुत्व के विचार को प्रस्तुत किया। इसके बाद दिये गये वक्तव्यों में से विद्धार्थीयों को प्रश्न पूछे गये तथा सही उत्तर देने वाले विद्यार्थियों को उपहार में पुस्तकें दी गयीं। 
प्रधानाचार्य के धन्यवाद भाषण से कार्यक्रम का समापन किया गया।

Universal Brotherhood Day Celebration at Chinchwad

Vivekananda Kendra Kanyakumari, Br. Chinchwad had organized a small session for the MPSC students of More College Akurdi, wherein Shri Vishwasji guided the students on  basic problems like concentration, social responsibility etc. He stressed upon the importance of Yoga especially the Ashtang Yoga - Yam/Niyam to help improve the concentration of the students, to help them being a better human being. He stressed upon the fact of Goal setting withut which one cannot go ahead in life. He explaind the significance to the UB day celebration, the importance of looking everyone as our brethren was the message Swami Vivekananda had stressed upon in 1893.

In evening we had arranged a lecture of Shri Vishwasji which was an open program attended by the students of various colleges around PCMC area. Chief guest of the program Dr. Girish Afale, Jilha Sangh Chalak were present for the book publication ceremony of our book Seva Samarpan. Shri Jayant Kulkarni - Pune branch Sanchalak, Mrs. Vasudhatai Karandikar - VKMPV Head, Shrimati Arunatai Marathe - Sanyojak, Mrs Mugdhatai Sardeshpande and volunteers of our branch were present for the celebrations of this day. 

One of the stories Shri Vishwasji had narrated touched everyone. He told about the strike called in Japan last month. Many students/people were stranded as they had no idea if the public transport would be available to them to go to work/school. But to their uproise the buses arrived on time. On asking the conductor his reply was very thought provoking. He said that if they would not have come today then many people would not be able to go to work or to schools which in turn would result in heavy loss to the nation, so the came today, but to support the strike they did not charge tickets for any passenger. A thought just struck in my mind that what if the people in India had thought like this on the strike called on Monday 10th September where there were huge losses due to it financially as well as because of damage to public property by some hooligans. Everyone has to think beyond the individual self, Nation first should be the highest ideology for everyone. One should always think for the good of others. Swami Vivekananda had always dreamed of our motherland with all the people helping her to regain the lost glory. We all should ponder on this thought and thrive to achieve this goal.

Universal Brotherhood Day Celebration at Khatkhati

Today our center celebrated universal brotherhood day. The prog started at 10.00 a.m. morning & end on 1.30 p.m.. The prog stared with the introduction &  facilitation of our guest followed by deep prajvalan by the honourable guests. The importance of today celebration was explained by our anchor Kalpana  & a gist of swamiji's speech at Chicago was read by our vkv teacher Arpita. Later the guests delivered their speeches. Then our vkv students perform their demonstration.

Lastly words of thanks was deliver & the prog ended with shanti mantra & kendra prathana. After celebration tea was served to all. Our center's sis & local sis gave good cooperation. Total audience = 98.

Achievements in Sports of VKV Vallioor

The 33rd state level Junior Athlete event was conducted at Chennai on 17.08.2018. In the event, our school students won gold medals and they were selected to National level. P. Selva Ganesh (XI std)    achieved two gold medals in shot put and Discus throw.  R. Mahendran (XI std) won gold medal in Javelin throw.  We are very proud to convey that our winners are going to participate in the National level athlete event in Gundoor, Andhra. Winners were appreciated and honoured by our school correspondent Shri S.K Subramanian, Principal Mrs. R.Andal, PET Masters, teachers and parents.

Teachers Day Celebration at VKV Vallioor

We celebrate Teachers’ day every year throughout the country on 5th September. Students express their gratitude and appreciation for their teachers on this day.    This day is dedicated to Dr. Radhakrishnan, former president of India, the great academic philosopher and great teacher.   As a tribute to this great teacher, his birthday has been observed as Teachers’  day. We decided that the responsibility of teaching was taken up by the students as an appreciation for their teachers. Nearly 172 students dressed as teachers. They have prepared lesson plan also. Students taught the lesson interestingly. Winners were appreciated by giving prizes. Thus we are celebrating Teachers’   day every year meaningfully. 

Gokulashtami and Rakshabandhan Celebrations at VKV Vallioor

The festivals Gokulashtami and  Rakshabandhan were celebrated with an intense fervour in our school. Sri. Gnana Sekaran senior lawyer, Secretary of Arivu  Thirukovil , Vallioor,  Sri. Karthikeyan, lecturer, TDMNS college,  Kallikulam were the special guests. The programme was started by lighting the lamp. Bharatham, Kannan dance were presented by students. They danced as Gopikas and Krishnas. Conversation on Krishnas’ birth and life was displayed by students. Our  students chanted slogans from Bhagavath Geetha.  Special guest Sri.  Karthikeyan talked about  Krishna’s life  and  how it was profound impact on Indian culture. He also shared his views about the origin of Rakshabandhan.   Sri. Gnanasekaran  advised the students to give respect to the parents and teachers. Students from each class were asked to tie Rakhi rope during the function. Some of our students tied Rakhi rope to dignitaries.   Uriyadi  by our Krishnas was very special. Our Kids from LKG to I std dressed as Krishnas and Radhas made our school as Brindhavan .   Prasatham was distributed to the parents and students . Finally programme was concluded by Shanthi Manthra.
Our correspondent Shri. S.K. Subramanian arranged the function in a grandmanner.

Free Medical Camps at Lekang Circle

Vivekananda Kendra Arun Jyoti organized two Free Medical Camps at Lekang circle of Namasai district, Arunachal Pradesh on 3rd and 4th September 2018. On 3rd Sept. the camp was organized at Rongalibeel, a remote flood affected area of Lekang circle. It covered three villages and those are Rongalibeel, Dirak Miri and Rajabeel. A total 137 patients were examined and free medicines were provided to them. On 4th Sept. the venue was Manpangliang village and it covered another nearby village i.e. Hatimorabeel. 139 patients were examined during the camp and medicines were distributed accordingly. All Lekang Area Youth Association (ALAYA), Mahadevpur collaborated with Vivekananda Kendra Arun Jyoti for these two camps. ALAYA volunteers worked very hard to make these camps successful.  
The mobile medical team of Vivekananda Kendra Arun Jyoti also conducted health awareness program in these two locations involving the students. It was decided that ALAYA and Arun Jyoti will organize one Mega Multispecialty Medical camp at Lekang circle in winter. 

Universal brotherhood day Ludhiana

We celebrated 125 anniversary of Swami Vivekananda's Chicago visit in Ludhiana at Devkidevi Jain college on 11 Sep. A speech on Swamiji's concept on universal brotherhood and story of his Chicago visit was delivered by nagar pramukh(Vishal Sharma). 200 students participated in program and program was headed by Principal Smt. Sarita behl. This program was also covered by local media. Please find some photographs in attached files.

Universal Brotherhood Day -2018 - Terivilai

This year VKNagerkoil celebrated Universal Brotherhood Day as Swami Vivekananda's 125th year of Victorious Chicago Speech to the World on Raksha Bandhan, 26th August, Sunday 2018 at Terivilai Village. 

Ma.Niveditadidi felicitated the Utsav in grand manner with the people of more than 108.  Didi expressed the difficulties which Swamiji faced before the event and how we Hindus are worshipping one god in many names and forms with the example of sunrises to sunset.

Our Yoga Varga team sang patriotic song, performed asanas and they arranged the whole programme.  At the end of the programme, didi told about the day Raksha Bandhan and she tied the Rakhi to us.  And our VKV teachers and full time workers tied the Rakhi to all.  Programme ended with Prasadh.

GuruPurnima programme at Nagarcoil

Vivekananda Kendra Kanyakumari, Nagerkoil Branch conducted GuruPurnima programme at two places.  One at Terivilai Village in which we had the Grama Sampark during Rashtriya KPS.  Follow up of this we had yoga satra and yoga varga.

Adaraneeya Radha didi felicitated Guru Purnima programme.  She told the  stories on Gurumahima.  Yoga varga sisters did yoga demonstration, Patriotic song and Guru Bhajan. There were 60 people gathered on 23rd July, Monday.

Another one was at Villukuri.  Our Nagar Pramukh Smt Savitha Rajesh felicitated the programme.  Around 60 people were there.

Gurupoornima Celebration at Gwalior

Vivekananda kendra Gwalior celebrate gurupurnima on 29 july at kendra karyalaya and the programme started with three omkaras and mangalacharan. Respected swami Tejomayananda has been coming from Ramkrishan Ashram gwalior. Swami ji has been told to make our guru of Omkara to make our life better. There were 80 people has been comming on guru punima programme of young students and school teachers and kendra karyakartas.

Multi-specialty Medical Camp at Diyun

Vivekananda Kendra Arun Jyoti in association with Rotary Club, Tinsukia organized one Free Multispecialty Mega Medical Camp at Diyun of Changlang District, Arunachal Pradesh on 12th August. Dr. G.S. Gogoi(Ophthalmologist), Dr. Swaraj Bhattacharya (Ophthalmologist), Dr. Kaushik Dey (Gynecologist), Dr. Neena Das (Pediatrician), Dr. Kalyani Majumder (Pathologist), Dr. Rituraj B. (Dentist) , Dr. Sameer Mittal (Dentist) and the Mobile Medical team of Arun Jyoti treated 644 patients during the camp and free medicines were distributed to the patients.

For this noble venture, Dr. R.N. Chetia (ENT specialist, Tinsukia), Sri K.L. Thard (Chattered Account, Tinsukia ) and Indian Medical Association, Tinsukia branch donated medicines. The Diyun Bazar Committee arranged the lunch and refreshment for the guest Doctors team. Sri Nokchan Songthing, Vibhag Pramukh, Tirap Vibhag, Vivekananda Kendra Arunachal Prant and other volunteers of Vivekananda Kendra helped the team during the camp. 
The camp was successful and the team decided to conduct few more such camps this year. 

30th Inter-school Patriotic Song Competition Chinchwad

On Friday 10th August 2018 Vivekananda Kendra Kanyakumari, Br- Chinchwad had organized their 30th Interschool Patriotic Song Competition at Manohar Vadhokar Sabhagruha, Jnana Prabodhini School Nigdi.

Around 50 school in 80 groups had participated this time. About 1000 students, teachers, parents were present for this day long event. The entire auditorium was filled with valor, and patriotism especially with the presence of our Chief Guests 1962 & 1971 Indo-Pak & Indo-China War vetrons of Indian Army Retd. Major Bhagwat Ganpat Shinde and Retd. Lt. Gen Jagjit Singh in presence of our Paschim Maharashtra Vibhag Pramukh Shri Sunil Kulkarni.

Other chief guests present were Shri Gajanan Chinchwade, Shri Yashwant Limaye, Mrs. Ashwini Chinchwade, Shri Moreshwar Shedge, Dr. Ajit Jagtap, Shri Jaidev Mhamane. 

List of winners is as follows:

Group 1 - 1st to 4th
First Prize: Swami Vivekananda Prathaamik Vidyalay
Second Prize - Saraswati Vidyamandir Morning School 
Third Prize - Shramjivi Prathamik Vidyalay
Consolation Prize  - Sancheti Primary Eng. Med. School

Group 2 - 5th to ते 7th 
First Prize : Jnan Prabodhini Nigdi
Second Prize : Dr. D.Y. Patil Public School
Third Prize : Citypride School Akurdi
Consolation Prize : Podar School Chakan

Group 3 - 8th  to 10th
First Prize :  Podar International School Chakan
Second Prize : MSS High School (Mate Shala) Chincwad
Third Prize : Jaihind English MEdium School Pimpri
Consolation Prize : Jaon English Medium School

Zhep School, Kamayani School and Mai Bal Bhavan, the schools for the special and gifted children also gave beautiful performances and were felicitated with special awards.

The judges for this competition were Mrs. Sonali Kaande, Mrs. Bhupali Shidhaye, Mrs. Vandana Raval, Mrs. Madhuri Kekane, Dr. Sunita Apte and Mrs. Aparna Kulakrni. 
Lt. Singh, Dr. Jagtap, Shri Sunilji, Shri Limayeji gave valuable guidance to the students.
Mrs. Mugdha Sardeshpande, Mrs. Pooja Kulkarni, Shri Rohit Shenoy and Shri Jagajeet Kulkarni anchored the program beautifully.
Our proud sponsors and donors include Sidhhant College Sudumbare, Vaatshar Mfg. Sys. Pvt. Ltd., Shri Moreshwar Shedge , Shri Bhausaheb Bhoir, Mrs. Sunanda Wagh, Mrs. Renuka Somnathan, Dr. Tamhane, Dr. Baviskar, Dr. Joglekar, Dr. Tekale etc.


Tremendous enthusiasm of the student with disciplined support from the teachers, timely and disciplined organization of the entire program made it a big success. we have encouraged all the schools to atleast arrange for our various workshops like PDHH and Samartha for students and teachers. 

A heartfelt gratitude and vote of thanks to our pillar of strength Smt Arunatai & Smt Rekhatai and all the volunteers who work very hard for this program.

Rama’s squirrel calling ………

Peter Tompkins and Christopher Bird wrote a path breaking book – “The secret lives of plants” - A Fascinating Account of the Physical, Emotional, and Spiritual Relations Between Plants and Man. The plants are living, breathing, communicating creatures, endowed with personality and the attributes of the soul. It is only we, in our blindness, who have not understood the real nature of plants. It now appears that plants may be ready, willing, and able to cooperate with humanity in the Herculean job of turning this planet back into a garden.

The “Green Resilient Rameswaram” project is a similar exercise to bring the Man closer to the Nature. So that this planet will be livable, love-able and affordable.

This month’s newsletter has the following highlights:

Dr. Sanjay Banerji in his blog writes about “Spirituality and Environment”.
Plastic abolition Rally by Hand in Hand India.
Mass Varma health camp in the Green Health section
Revival and Renovation of Traditional water bodies – Kapi Teertham.
Finally, the work to build Social Capital.