Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Title : Rama’s squirrel calling

All over the world, April 22nd has been celebrated as an Earth day since 1970. The Global theme for this year’s (2019) Earth day is ‘Protect our Species’. This is selected keeping in mind the rapid decline of our precious natural wealth. The latest Living Plant index tabulates alarming findings.

In the last five decades, around 50% of many species are lost. Fish, births, mammals, amphibians and reptiles averaged a 60% decline in populations. Fresh water living species around 83%. A scary scenario indeed.

The Green Rameswaram project tries to address this issue by advocating a development approach which is holistic and have a human face. This paradigm shift will help to turn the “Fragile Ecosystem” to “Balanced Ecosystem”.

This month’s newsletter has the following highlights:

Dr. Sanjay Banerji in his blog writes about “Ecological Services”.    Hand in Hand India – organized health camp for Green friends and regular awareness programmes.
Shri.Subramanian of C.P.R. Environmental Educational Center writes about Nava Graha Vanam. This month he gives the details of Darbha Grass which stands for Ketu Graha.
Landscaping and Beautification section – Planting of trees at DSP office and cleaning of Nandavanam.  Revival and Renovation of Waterbodies – Jambavan Teertham.
In the Social Capital section, Teertha Poojas, regular yoga classes and Siddha camp etc.

Archarya Training Camp

Vivekananda Kendra is running a educational project - Anandalaya Rabha community of Goalpara district since 2014, Assam. There are total 23 Acharya working in Goalpara District. From 13 to 17 April 2019 Acharya Training Camp was organized.

From Holistic Approach to Life - Antidote to Cartesian Partition

Sir Chandrashekhara Venkata Raman (7 November 1888 – 21 November 1970) was a renowned physicist born at Trichy, Tamilnadu. He carried out groundbreaking work in the field of light scattering, which earned him the 1930 Nobel Prize for Physics. He discovered that when light traverses a transparent material, some of the deflected light changes wavelength and amplitude. This phenomenon, subsequently known as Raman scattering, results from the Raman effect. In 1954, government honoured him with India's highest civilian award, the Bharat Ratna.

Raman also worked on the acoustics of musical instruments. Raman's work on acoustics was an important prelude, both experimentally and conceptually, to his later work on optics and quantum mechanics. In this issue, we have given some of his quotable quotes.

We are opening the issue with an interesting anecdote on “Holistic approach to life”.

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

Organic farming
Construction of Bio-methanation plants
Siddha Varma workshop and usual Networking
NewsletterIn the wisdom section, Yvon Chouinard, American Environmentalist explains the importance of Simpler life, Frtijof Capra the famous Physicist and deep Ecologist narrates how mythology and science are merging together and finally Werner Heisenberg’s admission that Indian philosophy helped him in clearing his ideas on the most complex issues.

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Anandalaya Samaroh at Jorhat

Vivekannada Kendra running one teacher school in the interir of Assam called Anandalaya. The project involves 3500 students, 185 yuva karyakart as, and around 1500 village elders in Gram samity of each aanandalaya. For the students of anandalaya, various places Anandalaya functions were orgnized.There were 350 students of 35 aanandalaya of Jorhat district participated in Aanadalaya samaroh. Patriotic song, asan, suryanamaskar, tables competition and games was organized. Dr Sovarani B Srmah Print Pramukh was present to guide the karyakartas and Jorhat nagar samity karyakartas were present. Another samaroh was organized at Marioni. Out of 167 aanandalayas in Assam Program was organized for Jorhat District aanandalaya.

Free Cataract Surgery Camp at Sadiya

Vivekananda Kendra Kanyakumari in association with District Blindness Control Society, Tinsukia district, Assam conducted one free cataract surgery camp at Chapakhowa government Hospital on 30th March 2019. A total 22 poor and elderly patients were successfully operated during the camp. Dr. G.S. Gogoi(Eye Surgeon) and Dr.Alka Devi (Eye Surgeon) along with the Eye OT team of Tinsukia District Civil Hospital conducted the surgeries. To detect cataracts the mobile medical team of Vivekananda Kendra Arun Jyoti conducted one cataract detection camp at Ambikapur village on13th March. 25 cataracts were detected during the camp.
This is to be mentioned that in this financial year (2018- 2019), Vivekananda Kendra Kanyakumari conducted 13 cataract detection camps and 7 cataract surgery camps including one PHACO surgery camp at Roing, Arunachal Pradesh. 252 surgeries were conducted successfully during the camps.   

Rural Development activity update - Jan 2019

Service activities

“Through 75 Balwadis, 1952 rural Children were nurtured. In all the Balwadis, Malt along with hygienically prepared, highly nutritive lunch with vegetables were served during the day and in the evening vitamin-rich cereals were provided to the children”.

Eye camps were conducted at 3 places, in Kanyakumari, Nellai and Thoothukudi districts in which 579 were treated for their eye ailments and 104 underwent a cataract operation. 31 persons were given eye medicines and 19 persons were given spectacles.

In our Medicare Programme, 1745 patients were examined and treated for various common ailments, through 14 Rural Medical Centers in Kanyakumari,Nellai and Thoothukudi districts.

4 tailoring units are functioning well in Nellai district with the total attendance of 81.

Cultural activities

Yoga Varga has been conducted at 2 places in Aruppukottai and Kovilpatti where 22 persons attended.

Vivekavani Subscriptions including 146 annual, 64 Patrons also collected.

In Shivalinga Pooja conducted at 3 places in Kanyakumari District where 199 devotees participated.

Under ‘Adopt a Granny Programme’, 23 destitutes and old people were provided with monthly solatiums, in the form of rice, dhal,oil,etc., for their livelihood and 89 persons provided with rice only in Southern five districts of Tamilnadu.

80 women are being benefited in 4 Self Help Groups in Kanyakumari district.

In Durga Pooja conducted at 3 places, in Kanyakumari District 197 devotees participated.

Through various branch centers, including Thoothukudi A.O. and book stalls, literature books

were sold for Rs.80,930/- .

Monthly Deepa poojas were organized in 224 village temples in five districts of Southern Tamilnadu, in which 8699 ladies participated and offered prayers for the welfare of the self, family and the society.

In 181 Sanskara Vargas, 6581 students participated. The students were taught about the values of Indian Culture through games,lectures & lessons. The feelings of oneness were strengthened among the participants, through patriotic songs and games.

Anna Pooja was performed at Ramnad 70 Arulmigu Thavala Vinayagar Templedevotees participated inthe function and total rice 2200 kgs collected and prasatham distributed to all devotees after the pooja.

Republic day function was celebrated in Southern five districts where 4234 people participated in 72 places.

Geetha Jeyanthi function celebrated in Kanyakumari,Tirunelveli, Thoothukudi districts where 1617 people participated in 23 places.

Swami Vivekanandar Jeyanthi celebrated in Kanyakumari,Tirunelveli, Thoothukudi

Ramnad & Virudhunagar districts where 4667 people participated in 74 places.

Kendra Varga was conducted at Thoothukudi and Aruppukottai in 3 places and 30 persons

participated .

Mathru Pooja was conducted two places in Thoothukudi district and 50 parents participated .

Perents meeting was conducted at 12 places in three districts and 168 parents participated.

Details of Rural District level competitions held in Southern four districts

Total No.of. competitions - 7, Schools - 383, Students - 1933, Parents- 255, Teachers - 356.

College and School level Teachers’ essay competition conducted in the topic of “ The services rendered by great Tamil personalities for Indian Nationalism and all round development of India. For example people like 1. Thirunanachampandar, 2. Thirunavukarasar, 3. Aathisankarar, 4. Ramanujar, 5. Rajaji, 6. Kamarajar,7. C.Subramaniyam, 8. Abdulkalam ” and

36 school teachers and 6 college lecturers participated and some of them also attended the camp held at Kanyakumari and received the prizes for the same.Vacs College Girls camp was conducted at Kanyakumari from31.12.2018 to 03.01.2019 99 students from 11 collegess 4 parents & teachers participated in this camp.

Rural Inter District Level Childrens Carnival conducted at Kanyakumari from 31.01.2019 to 03.02.2019. 152 students from 96 schools 200 parents & teachers participated in this camp.

“Sri Rama Jeya Rama” Mantra was chanted during Deepa Pooja, Shivalinga Pooja and daily with our Balwadi school children, cultural class students and during monthly meetings by our Balwadi teachers and Social Workers. This month nearly 8,69,865 times mantras were chanted in 84 localities.

This month, we have distributed the rice which was collected through Amrita

Surabhi and Anna Pooja to Balwadi children, old poor people and the institutions

as mentioned below :

1. Mouzhanagurusamy madam, Thottiodu - Kanyakumari district - 100 Kgs

2. Sivan Kovil - Attoor - 25 Kgs

2. Indhu Middle School, A.Thirumalapuram - Kanyakumari district - 150 Kgs INSPIRING INCIDENTS

V.Rajakumari – Peyankuzhi – Kanyakumari district

On 14.10.2017 urban level cultural competitions were to be held in Hindu Vidyalaya, Marthandam. It was raining heavily from the down. Being and old building there was leakage on the roof and the floor was wet. The teachers of that School wiped the floor neatly and spread sheet. When we said that we would do that work, they admitted that it was their duty to arrange everything for our

dedicated service. The participants also came in the rain without fail. The teacher’s involvement and the students’ dedication towards the Kendra competitions impressed me a lot.

A.Leelarajakani – Ponnagaram- Ramnad district

On 25.09.2017 I had arranged “Thiruvilakku Pooja” in the Amman kovil near our Creche. It became late for me to come. But our Creche children came before me and were singing Bhajan songs. As soon as they saw me all of them ran to me. I had never asked them to come there. During the pooja also they chanted the Mantras following me. Their fluency in saying the Mantras made the villagers surprised. For more than two hours they were with me and helped me. Their affection and devotion touched my heart.

M.Jayarajakani – Vadalivilai – Nellai district

In our Creche a three years old child named Subiksha is very shrewd. WhenVallioor Govt. School

students came for the N.S.S. camp in Vadalivilai, they asked me for prayer song in the night programme. I asked Subiksha to say Mantras on the stage. Her pose and tone attracted everybody. She only started the programmes with her prayer all the seven days of the camp. The last day she was honoured on the stage. Morever during Deepavali function in the village she narrated the sayings of Swami Vivekananda on stage. She was much praised and given prize by the villagers. All praised Vivekananda Kendra and me for training the children in good aspects. This touched my heart.

S.Priyanka – Mannarkovil – Tirunelveli district

A Govt. Creche was started in Mannarkovil. They asked for 5 children from our Creche. I had refused first. Then the villagers came and selected 5 kids to go there. I couldn’t say anything. But the very next morning one of the kids named Siva came to our Creche. For one full day he was crying there. Then the other kids also refused to go there. They told that it was not like our School. No rhymes no songs, no stories. The kids attraction towards our Creche touched my heart.

G.Krishnammal – Peyankuzhi – Kanyakumari district

On 14.10.2017 urban level competitions were held in Marthandam Hindu Vidyalaya. In order to collect prize books and sales books I started earlier. Due to the over bridge construction there were many diversions. Somehow I had reached the School. But around 9 o clock there was heavy rain. “How the students would come?” I feared. To my great surprise teachers, parents and participants came in a large number and everything went on smoothly. This event touched my heart.

M.Shenbagam – K.Thangammalpuram – Thoothukudi district

During the Creche Teachers training camp at Kanyakumari. I got practice in getting up earlier and doing yoga after bath. I came to know and experience the benefits of that. I taught the same to the

cultural class student. Sathyapriya, a students was impressed by ‘Surya Namaskaram’ and trained his younger brother to do it. He had leg and knee pain and was very lazy. After doing Surya Namaskar daily he became very brisk and alert. When she told me this I was much impressed.

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.

Free Video Endoscopy and Eye Screening Camp

Vivekananda Kendra Arun Jyoti, Arunachal Pradesh in association with District Health Society, Tirap district organized one free video endoscopy and free eye screening camp at District Hospitla, Khonsa from 28th to 31st January 2019. Dr. Vinayak Kulkarni, a senior Gastroenterologist from USA and Dr. Udayan Dixit, a very reputed ophthalmologist from Pune, Maharastra rendered their valuable services during the camp.

The camp was inaugurated by Sri Jitendra Meena, IPS, Superintendent of Police, Tirap district on 28th   January 2019. All the HOD’s were present in the meeting.

Patients from all circles of Tirap and Longding districts took the opportunity to get the specialized health services at their doorsteps. In four days 118 Endoscopy procedures were done for patients. Dr.Udayan Dixit examined 202 eye patients. It was a very successful camp. As being a very remote district of Arunachal Pradesh; medical facilities are very limited in Tirap district. Seeing the need of specialized eye care and treatment, Dr.Udayan Dixit is interested to visit Tirap again with more machines and man-power.

VKIC Sanman 2019

The Vivekananda Kendra Institute of Culture today conferred its VKIC Sanmaan for the year 2019 on Nabam Tata of Arunachal Pradesh. The honour is in recognition of his lifetime endeavour to protect and propagate the culture of the Nyishi Community, which in turn has inspired indigenous faith movements in other parts of the State.

Tata, from the days of his youth, has overcome great odds to carry out research and documentation on Nyishi culture. His years of efforts in different parts of Nyishi territories have resulted in the creation of a rich repository of folk culture, literature and oral history. Today, the Nyishi have a sense and pride and identity built on their rejuvenated cultural roots.

A proponent of indigenous faith and culture, Tata has acted in many plays and films, which includes playing the protagonist in the first feature film of Arunachal Pradesh which was directed by the Late Dr Bhupen Hazarika. Since then he has also composed new songs and verse which reflect the Nyishi traditional beliefs and practices.

Accepting the award, Tata expressed his gratitude to Vivekananda Kendra, particularly for spreading education through its schools and enabling the community to preserve their own cultural inheritance. “Today, people in our state know that if a child is studying in a Vivekananda Kendra Vidyalaya, the student will turn out as a fine human being. The VKIC too has come forward to document our ancient customs and traditions.” He said efforts must continue to rejuvenate the cultural roots of all indigenous communities.

Speaking as the Chief Guest in the programme, Dr Sachchidanand Joshi, Member Secretary of Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts (IGNCA), asserted that North East India is actually at the heart of Indian culture and also Akahnda Bharat that extends between Afghanistan and Indonesia. It is also here that a great vault of traditional textiles, handicrafts, and other artefacts exist side by side. It is a range so rich and varied that it is larger than that located in a region like Europe.

He exhorted the audience to take pride in their ancient heritage, and draw inspiration from it. The idea of India cannot be comprehended if we see the country as merely 70 years old. The actual reality is that its cultural traditions have flowed ceaselessly for more than millennia. Dr Joshi underlined the need to have an education system in which culture becomes an integral part.

In his welcome address, Dipok Kumar Barthakur, Chairman VKIC mentioned that VKIC’fs Foundation Day celebrates the attempt at man-making and nation building at the intellectual level. This day is also to remember with solemnity Mananeeya Eknath Ramkrishna Ranade, who had conceived the idea of VKIC as a means carry out research and documentation that would lead to culture nurturing unity.

“The Vivekananda Kendra Institute of Culture, as a project of Vivekananda Kendra Kanyakumari, is at the forefront of protecting and promoting the indigenous culture of North East India. We have many challenges, but VKIC is dedicated to overcome those,” he added.

Republic Day Celebration at VKV Vallioor

Republic Day Celebration at VKV Vallioor

Swami Vivekananda Jayanti Celebration at Chinchawad

Vivekananda Kendra Kanyakumari, Br.-Chinchwad alongwith Yashaswi Institute, Bhandarkar Academy had arranged an inter college Speech competition where the students had to speak about 3 topics:

1. Challenges before today's youth

2. Youth and politics

3. Pollution control

All the students participated enthusiastically and made full use of the opportunity provided to them. it was really nice to see the different views of the youth and their ideas to develop our country.

Our Guest of Honor: Shri Omkar Najharkar, spoke about variuos challenges before todays youth. He urgerd them to aim for good jobs, good salaries but at the same time they should also work for the betterment of the society.

Dr. Milind Marathe, Director - Yashaswi Institute IIMS also emphasized that the youth should be able to express their views properly. Many time they know everything technically but fail to put it forward properly, so they miss out on many good career opportunities.

Winners of this competition:

Group1. Age 15-19

Rank 1: Varun Joshi

Rank 2: Somojita Das

Rank 3: Kartiki Jadhav

Group1. Age 20-25

Rank 1: Snehal Atole

Rank 2: Varun Chavan

Rank 3: Pavan Vagekar

On behalf of Vivekananda Kendra we would like to thank Mr. Pawan Sharma, Mr. Abhijit Bhandarkar for Shri Gholve for supporting us and trusting in our maiden venture organized for the first time. 50 students from various colleges had participated in this event. Mrs. Manik Kulkarni and Mrs. Surekha Kumbhar were the judges for this competition.

School Annual Day Celebration at VKV Vallioor

“ We build on Children’s strengths and celebrate their achievements helping children recognize the accomplishments and experience the joy of learning”. Annual day forms an integral part of our school activities.  It is an occasion of celebration, felicitation, feast and festivity when students present not only their wonderful performance but also receive honours for their curricular and co- curricular achievements. The annual day function of our school was organized on 12th January 2019. The combinations of three celebrations (Vivekananda Jayanthi, school Annual day, National Youth Day) were celebrated together. The function began around at 4 p.m. Sri. Mayakrishnan BBA.,B.L., Subordinate Judge, Vallioor was the chief guest. Sri. Venkatesan, Senior Advocate, Panagudi was the special guest. Man. Ayyappanji, secretary of R.D.P, Vivekananda Kendra , Kanyakumari graced the function with his presence and blessings. Our correspondent  Sri. S.K. Subramanian presided over the function. The honourable chief guest appreciated the school for its all round success and wished a better future for the students. Speeches on the greatness of Mother Bharat, views of swami Vivekananda, aim of Vivekananda schools and duties of us to be the good citizens of our nation etc.. were presented by the dignitaries. Our Principal Mrs. Andal read out the school Annual report. Prize distribution function was a moment of pride and honour for all the winners and achievers of the school.  Rs. 10,000/- was awarded to the top scorer in XII std (K.Sudalaikalathi) by Dr. Muthukrishnan, Eswari Nurshing home, Vallioor in the memory of Dr. Lakshmanan.  Varieties of programme like Drama, Dances, Patriotic song, Dance on Kendra activities, Hanuman dance were performed by the students exposed their efficiency. Dance on Functions (Kendra activities) performance  by students was made more colourful in the cultural programme and got a big round of applause. Finally the programme ended with Kendra Prayer. Our Correspondent Sri. S. K. Subramanian organised the function in a grand manner.

Thursday, March 7, 2019

Gandhi Peace Prize 2015

विवेकानंद केंद्र कन्याकुमारी को गांधी शांति पुरस्कार से सम्मानित किया गया और विवेकानंद केंद्र ने पुरस्कार में प्राप्त राशी रुपए एक करोड़ को शहीदों के परिवारों को इनके कल्याणर्थ समर्पित किया ।

महामहिम राष्ट्रपति, आदरणीय प्रधानमंत्री, उपस्थित सभी मंत्री गण, महानुभावों को विवेकानंद केंद्र कन्याकुमारी का अभिवादन और प्रणाम । कन्याकुमारी में समुद्र के मध्य में स्थित विवेकानंद शिला स्मारक के ५० वर्ष पूर्ण होने के अवसर पर, विवेकानंद केंद्र के कार्य को, यह गाँधी शांति पुरस्कार देने के लिए गाँधी शांति पुरस्कार समिति सदस्य तथा समिति के अध्यक्ष माननीय प्रधान मंत्री श्री नरेन्द्र भाई मोदी जी को हम विशेष धन्यवाद देते है ।

विवेकानंद शिला स्मारक को माननीय एकनाथजी रानडे ने केंद्र सरकार, सारे राज्य सरकार तथा भारतीय जनता के सहयोग से 1970 में पूर्ण किया था. इसके निर्माण में पूर्ण भारत ने एक होकर स्वामी विवेकानंद के प्रति अपनी श्रध्दा को मूर्त रूप दिया था. सही अर्थ से यह राष्ट्रीय स्मारक रहा है. उसी शिला पर है स्वामी विवेकानंद ने भारत की एकात्मता तथा पुनरुत्थान के लिए अपना जीवन समर्पित करनेका का निर्णय लिया था ।

विवेकानंद केंद्र इसी स्मारक का द्वितीय चरण है. देश के लिए समर्पित जीवनव्रती कार्यकर्ता और स्थानिक कार्यकर्ता विवेकानंद केंद्र के सेवा कार्य को दुर्गम क्षेत्रोंमें, ग्रामीण क्षेत्रोंमें चला रहे हैं. विवेकानंद केंद्र, स्वामी विवेकानंदजी के विचार ‘मनुष्य के अन्तर्निहित शक्ति के प्रगटन’ तथा ‘मानव सेवा ही माधव सेवा है’ इसे आधारभूत रखते हुए मनुष्य निर्माण और राष्ट्र पुनरुत्थान का कार्य 900 से अधिक स्थानों पर आज संचालित कर रहा है ।

महात्मा गाँधी जी ने शांति और सौहार्दपूर्ण भारतीय समाज को रामराज्य के रूप में देखा था ऐसे समाज निर्माण में बुनियादी शिक्षा, ग्रामीण विकास और नैसर्गिक उर्जा का प्रयोग, युवा और स्त्रियों का विकास एवं राष्ट्रकार्य में उनका सहभाग, विश्वबंधुत्व के लिए कार्य ऐसे अनेक क्षेत्रों में विवेकानंद केंद्र कार्यरत है. इस  गांधी शांति पुरस्कार ने विवेकानंद केंद्र के कार्य की गरिमा को निश्चित बढ़ाया है उससे ही अधिक, दुर्गम क्षेत्र में कार्य करनेवाले हजारो कार्यकर्ताओं के सेवा और समर्पण को ही प्रतिष्ठित किया है. विवेकानंद केंद्र गांधी शांति पुरस्कार को सहर्षातासे, कृतज्ञता से तथा अत्यंत विनयतापूर्वक स्वीकार करते हुए इस कार्य को निरन्तरता से और परिणामकारी आगे ले जाने का दृढ़ संकल्प दोहराता है ।

पुलवामा की आतंकी घटना और उसमे शहीद हुए हमारे वीर जवानों का स्मरण करते हुए, इस पुरस्कार में प्राप्त राशी, विवेकानंद केंद्र, भारतीय सेना और शहीद जवानों के परिवार के हित में विनिमय करनेका निर्णय लेता हैं ।

Thursday, February 21, 2019

National Youth Day celebrated at Madurai

Vivekananda Kendra Madurai organized National Youth day in Mannar Thirumali Naicker College at Madurai. Programme was started with vedic chanting and patriotic song. Shri. A. Selvaraj, Nagar Pramukh, VK Madurai, introduced the main speaker. On this occasion Shri. D. Natarajan, Karyapadhdhathi Pramukh of VK Madurai, delivered a detailed speech on the topic “Swami Vivekananda – Icon of Modern Youth”. He quoted some life incidents and messages of Swamiji. The objective of man making and nation building was conveyed. The students were really inspired by the speech. The concluded with the National Anthem.

Vimarsha at Vivekananda Kendra Madurai

The Vice President of the Vivekananda Kendra, Mananeeya Nivedita Bhide was delivered lecture on the subject. Sri V.R. Muthu, eminent industrialist was the Chief Guest.Sri V.S.P. Solaimalai Pitchai, Chairman of Solaimalai Group, Madurai, Sri. Indra Soundrarajan, Tamil Writer and Dr. M. Srinivasan, Correspondent of M.S.R. Matriculation Higher Secondary School were the Guests of honour.

At 5.30 p.m., in Sambhandhar Hall, the guests of honour and the special invitees were introduced to the Vice President of the Vivekananda kendra Kendra and they had an interaction after taking tea and snacks.

At 6.00 p.m., they were received at the programme hall, Dr. Radha Thiagarajan Auditorium. In the meanwhile the participants of the programme were watching the video on the activities of Vivekananda Kendra Madurai branch.

The programme started with the lighting of the lamp followed by the prayer song. The Principal of Thiagarajan College Dr. D. Pandiaraja welcomed the gathering. The Madurai Nagar Pramukh of the Kendra Sri A. Selvaraj introduced the guests. The patriotic song was sung by the students of the college.

The Chief Guest Shri. V.R. Muthu in his address appreciated the activities of the Kendra. He suggested conducting competitions among the various college students on the life history of Swami Vivekananda. He also offered to donate funds for organising such competitions.

The Vice President of the Vivekananda Kendra Mananeeya Nivedita Bhide was introduced to the gathering by Sister Radha Devi, Dakshin Pranth coordinator.

Mananeeya Nivedita Bhide delivered a beautiful speech on the topic “Seva – India’s Holistic Approach”. She explained the meaning of the term Seva and the four types of Seva. She emphasised that the country should create good people to have a nation without orphanages.  She welcomed the gathering to give their time and energy to shape the Vivekananda Kendra as a Karmayoga based thought movement.

Then the session was opened to the participants to have an interaction with the main speaker, Mananeeya Nivedita Bhide. She clarified the various questions raised by the participants and it was a useful and knowledgeable discussion.

The Karyapaddhati Pramukh D. Natarajan explained various activities of Madurai branch of the Kendra and he also welcomed the participants to have a one to one meeting with our Vice President, the next day at 4.30 p.m. at Ananda Nilayam, TVS Nagar, Madurai.

The programme has been concluded with Vande Mataram song.

अजमेर में योग शिक्षक प्रशिक्षण शिविर आयोजन

संपूर्ण राजस्थान में योग की अलख जगाने के लिए विवेकानंद केंद्र कन्याकुमारी की अजमेर शाखा आगामी जून माह तक योग वर्ग साधकों को विशेष प्रशिक्षण देने हेतु रविवार को प्रेम प्रकाश आश्रम आदर्श नगर अजमेर में योग शिक्षक वर्ग प्रशिक्षण कार्यशाला का आयोजन किया गया

कार्यशाला का मंतव्य स्पष्ट करते हुए प्रांत प्रशिक्षण प्रमुख डॉ स्वतंत्र शर्मा ने बताया  कि  प्रशिक्षण वर्ग में योग के सैद्धांतिक एवं व्यवहारिक प्रशिक्षण की बारीकियां मंत्र प्रार्थना गीत क्रीड़ा योग प्राणायाम सूर्य नमस्कार आसन सूक्ष्म व्यायाम आदि का गहनता से प्रशिक्षण प्रदान किया गया । इस अवसर पर  शरीर रचना विज्ञान का प्रशिक्षण  प्रसिद्ध चिकित्सक डॉ भरत सिंह गहलोत द्वारा प्रदान किया गया।

  इसके साथ ही  अष्टांग योग दर्शन एवं धर्म चक्र पंचमहाभूत यज्ञ एवं पंचकोशी विकास की अवधारणा को स्पष्ट किया गया।

डॉ शर्मा ने बताया कि इस प्रशिक्षण शिविर में सह प्रांत प्रमुख अविनाश शर्मा ने समापन सत्र को संबोधित करते हुए कहा  की  प्रत्येक जन को योग से जोड़ना एवं अधिक से अधिक योग सत्रों का आयोजन करना  ही इस प्रशिक्षण सत्र की  सार्थकता होगी ।

इस अवसर पर बोलते हुए प्रांत संगठक प्रांजलि येरिकर ने योग की संकल्पना को स्पष्ट करते हुए बताया कि व्यक्ति को समाज से जोड़ना और उसे राष्ट्र कार्य में प्रेरित करना ही योग का चरम लक्ष्य है इस संकल्पना को स्पष्ट करते हुए ही हमें प्रत्येक योग सत्र का संचालन करना चाहिए

 इस प्रशिक्षण कार्यशाला में  अजमेर किशनगढ़  ब्यावर तथा भीलवाड़ा  से विवेकानंद केंद्र के कार्यकर्ताओं ने भाग लिया कार्यक्रम के संचालन में नगर प्रमुख रविंद्र जैन सह नगर प्रमुख अखिल शर्मा व्यवस्था प्रमुख नितिन गोयल श्रीपाल खोजा कुलदीप कुमावत आदि का सहयोग रहा

National Youth Day Celebration at Ludhiana

Vivekananda kendra, branch Ludhiana celebrated national youth day in income tax office Ludhiana.  Principal chief commissioner Mr. Binay K. Jha was our the chief guest in the program. Alakaguari Joshi, prant sangathak, panjab and harayana was chief speaker of the programme. 75 people,  including joint commissioners, principal commissioner and ITO were participated in the programme.

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

5 days workshop of weaving in Mangaldoi

A 5 days weaving workshop was organized at Mangaldoi (Assam). 5 standard products will be made by 25 women and we shall organize a sales tour in jan 3-18.

बेळगाव में स्वामी विवेकानन्द जयन्ती का कार्यक्रम

स्वामी विवेकानंदजी को "योध्दा संन्यासी" कहा जाता था। मेरे देश या धर्म के  विरुद्ध कुछ बोले तो मैं आपको उठा के समंदर में फेक दुँगा ऐसा एक विदेशी को स्वामीजीने बताया हम सडको  विवेकानंदजीके विचार - कार्य व साथ ही साथ  माता जिजाऊंकी शिक्षा  व संस्कार को आजभी  अंमल में लाना चाहीए। ऐसे  विचार राष्ट्रीय दिनदर्शिका प्रसार मंचके कोषाध्यक्ष श्री अभय मराठेजी ने व्यक्त किए  । विवेकानंद केंद्र कन्याकुमारी, शाखा बेळगाव की ओर से  भाग्यनगर में  आयोजीत विवेकानंद जयंती और जिजामाता जयंती  के अवसर पर  प्रमुख अतिथी के रुप में  वे बोल रहे थे।हमारे  राष्ट्र गीत,राष्ट्रीय पक्षी जैसे  राष्ट्रीय चिन्हों की तरह  राष्ट्रीय दिनदर्शिका भी महत्वपूर्ण है ऐसा  मराठेजीने  समझाया.प्रमुख वक्ता के रुप में   उपस्थित  विवेकानंद केंद्र के ज्येष्ठ कार्यकर्ता  श्री संजय कुळकर्णींजी ने  विवेकानंदांजी की  1892 की  ऐतिहासिक बेळगाव भेट या दौरे की याद को ताजा किया.युवा पिढी को  विवेकानंद केंद्रके  "मनुष्य निर्माण देशोध्दार" ईस  कार्य की ओर  आकर्षित करनेहेतु विविध कार्यक्रम लेने के बारे में उन्होने मार्गदर्शन किया।.प्रारंभ में  केंद्र प्रार्थना हुई  व स्वामी विवेकानंदजी की  प्रतिमा को  अतिथियोंद्वारा पुष्पार्चन के पच्शात  कुमारी धृती नाईकने "भारत हमको जान से प्यारा है" यह  देशभक्ती पर गीत गाया.सुश्री स्वाती ने धन्यवाद ज्ञापन किया, व स्वागत और  मंचसंचालन किशोर काकडेंने किया.कार्यक्रमकी  सर्व व्यवस्था अपनेही निवासस्थान में   श्री केशव कुळकर्णीजी ने की तथा सर्वश्री  अशोक उळागड्डी, आनंद अरळीकट्टी,निखील नरगुंदकर,गिरीश कोटबागीने सहयोग दिया.  शाल-पुस्तक देकर अतिथियोंका सम्मान  किया गया..केंद्र प्रार्थना के साथ प्रसाद वितरण के साथ  कार्यक्रम संपन्न हुवा.विवेकानंद केंद्रके सदस्य व अन्य नागरिक भी   उपस्थित थे।. एक फेब्रुवारी को रामकृष्ण आश्रमद्वारा  होनेवाले   रिसालदार गल्लीस्थित  विवेकानंद केंद्र लोकापर्ण कार्यक्रममें बडी  संख्या में  भाग लेने का भी  निर्णय लिया गया.।

Samarth Bharat Parva and Swami Vivekananda Jayanti Report at Hydrabad

Vivekananda Kendra Nagole organized Samarth Bharat Parva presentation in 1). Brilliant grammar High School, Bandlaguda at 10am and (2) Kakatiya High School , Central Bank Colony,Mansurabad, Nagole , (3) Little masters high school, Fathullaguda, Nagole - schools reaching out to over    800 students. Nagar Sanchalak Heeralalji, Nagar Pramukh Srinivasuluji, Nagar Vyavastha Pramukh Yadagiri Reddy were present in all the places.

Swami Vivekananda Jayanti/National Youth Day was organized on 11th January 2019 at Hyderabad Central University along with Vivekananda Forum of the University. University Professors, students – 20 in number -and Kendra Karyakartas were present.

On 12th January, SV Jayanti was organized by VK Kaushalam with the local panchayat at Kismatpur village were over 100 people including MLA and Sarpanch and Kendra karyakartas.

In Kendriya Vihar, 25 participated in SV Jayanti program.

At BIRED –Banking Institute of Rural Entrepreneur Development, Kismatpur – 150 students listened to the speech by Prakap sanghatak Sri Srinivas.

At Karyasthan Gajularamam, over 200 people, including children and adults, participated in a rally, garlanding of Swamiji’s statue and public program for National Youth day.

At VK Dilsukhnagar, 200 students, karyakartas and general public attended morning rally followed by workshop for students where Scientist Padmasri N Divakar and Ward member Smt. Swarnalata addressed the gathering and gave the prizes. Vibhag Sanchalak Sri Ramaraju, Vibhag Pramukh Sri Sudhakar Reddy, Vibhag Sanghatak Sri Deepak Khaire and Nagar Pramukh Dr. Komalamba were present.

At Nagole, Geeta saptah concluded where over 50 people had participated. The Jayanti Program was attended by over 200 students and karyakartas and was addressed by Sri Nageswara Garu. Nagar Sanchalak Heeralalji, Nagar Pramukh Srinivasuluji, Nagar Vyavastha Pramukh Yadagiri Reddy were present.

Title : Samartha Bharat Parva and Swami Vivekananda Jayanti Celebration at Mysore

Samartha Bharat Parva and Swami Vivekananda Jayanti  celebration started on 25th December by observing RASTRA CHINTANA DIWAS. A special program “ VIVEKA MALA”  by wearing Swamij Vivekananda chain and taking sankalpa of doing yogasana daily. 158 people attended.  Same day “ SNEHA Milan “ at Roopa Nagar vistar. 28 karyakartas and welwishers attended. Sri Rameshji briefed the importance of the day. 25th to 29th December, “ Viveka Vaibhava” -   Patriotic song, songs related to Swami Vivekananda, Devotional song, folk song, Rangoli, Drawing, Quiz, Essay competition conducted. More than 200 students and parents attended. 28th December, Ma. Sharada Devi Jayanti celebrated.  30th to 31st Swadhaya examination conducted at Laxmipuram, Krishnamurthypuram, Pailwanbasavaiha nagar,  107 students attended. 1st January, celebrated Kalpataru Diwas at Jayanagar, Dr. A S Chandrashekarji, President, Vivekananda Kendra, Mysore talked about Kalpataru diwas. 62 people attended. 2nd to 4th Vivekananda Jayanti celebrated at Nalanda high school, Cauvery vidyalaya, Vanita Sadana school, nearly 430 students attended. 5th January, new Samskara Varga started at Nalanada High school, Vidyaranyapura, 76 students attended. 5th January,  Interschool  Cultural Meet  Patriotic song, Quiz, Drawing, Quatation writing competition organised at Jayanagar. 298 students and 23 teachers attended from 9 school.  6th January  one Day Shibir for Samskara varga shikshaks, 12 attended. 7th January, Vivekananda  Jayanti  celebrated at Govt 1st grade college , Halagur, Mandta, 110 students attended. 12th January, New Samskara varga started at Kuvempunagar, 11 children attended. Vivekananda Jayanti celebrated at Kendra, Sri Laxminaraynji, a donor presided and Sri Nageshji, spoke on Swami Vivekananda. More than 300 students from different schools attended with their teachers. Swadhaya examination  conducted for Vanita Sadana Girls, 82 students attended. Evening Jyanti celebrated at Vidyaranyapura , Sri Srinivasaihji, Nagar Sanchalak, Vivekananda Kendra Bangalore and Sri A C Ashokji, patron was the chief guest. A Drama- Seema Purusha Swami Vivekananda enacted by Samskara Varga Children. 13th January, one day camp organised for Samskara varga children.30 attended.

अजमेर में योग संगम का आयोजन

व्यक्ति में छोटे.छोटे संस्कारों से ही बड़े.बड़े विचार उत्पन्न होते हैं और उनके द्वारा श्रेष्ठ कार्य संपादित होते हैं इसी उद्देश्य को लेकर विवेकानंद केंद्र कन्याकुमारी द्वारा अजमेर के सुभाष उद्यान में रविवार को योग संगम का आयोजन किया गया। इसमें विवेकानंद केंद्र के पांच योग वर्गों के कार्यकर्ताओं ने सहभागिता की। योग संगम की शुरुआत युवा चेतना रैली से हुई तथा इसके पश्चात हाथी घोड़ा पालकी खेल खिलाया गया द्य क्रीडा योग के तहत डमरू दौड़ए रुमाल झपट्टाए वॉलीबॉल तथा योग दर्शन खेल के तहत पंच प्राणों पर आधारित खेल खिलाया गया ।

सूर्य नमस्कार एवं प्राणायाम के द्वारा सभी को योगाभ्यास कराया गया इस अवसर पर बोलते हुए राजस्थान प्रांत प्रशिक्षण प्रमुख डॉ स्वतंत्र शर्मा ने बताया कि विवेकानंद केंद्र आगामी योग दिवस तक अजमेर के 51 चयनित स्थानों पर योग सत्रों का आयोजन करेगा इस हेतु आगामी 27 जनवरी को आदर्श नगर स्थित प्रेम प्रकाश आश्रम में एक दिवसीय योग वर्ग शिक्षक प्रशिक्षण शिविर का आयोजन प्रांत संगठन सुश्री प्रांजलि येरिकर के सानिध्य में किया जाएगा साथ ही उन्होंने कहा कि आगामी रविवार से प्रत्येक योग वर्ग में रविवारीय योग संगम रखे जाएंगे ताकि योग सत्रों के सभी लोगों का संगम रविवारीय योग संगम में किया जा सके।

नगर प्रमुख रविंद्र जैन ने बताया योग संगम में डॉ श्याम भूतड़ा कुशल उपाध्याय मनोज बीजावत अखिल शर्मा भारत भार्गव कुसुम गौतम बीना रानी अंकुर प्रजापति डॉ अनीता खुरानाए नाथू लाल जैन श्रीपाल खोजा आदि का सहयोग रहा।

उज्जैन में स्वामी विवेकानन्द जयन्ती का कार्यक्रम

विवेकानंद केंद्र कन्याकुमारी शाखा उज्जैन के द्वारा नगर में राष्ट्रीय युवा दिवस एवं स्वामी विवेकानंद जयंती विविध प्रकार के अलग-अलग आयोजन व्याख्यान, तत्काल भाषण, माल्यार्पण और पुष्पांजलि कार्यक्रम जयकारों के साथ गर्मजोशी से मनाया गया, जिनमें

1- सरस्वती शिक्षा महाविद्यालय, ऋषिनगर में अतिशुचि सिन्हा,आयुष, अतुल तिवारी और बिल्किस बादशाह दीदी द्वारा तत्काल भाषण किया गया ।वरिष्ठ प्राध्यापक श्री द्विवेदी जी ने विवेकानंद केन्द्र का आभार माना ।उपस्थिति 62।

2-अधिवक्ता परिषद,जिला उज्जैन ईकाई द्वारा विवेकानंद कॉलानी स्थित विवेकानंद पार्क में व्याख्यान का आयोजन किया गया ।इस कार्यक्रम में जिनके ओजस्वी वचनों से गूंज उठा था विश्व गगन गीत के साथ स्वामी जी की मूर्ति पर माल्यार्पण किया गया।उपस्थिति 22।

3-श्री महाकालेश्वर वैदिक शोध संस्थान,चिंतामन रोड,में गुरुकुल में पढ़ने वाले विद्यार्थियों के बीच संस्था संचालक श्री पियूष त्रिपाठी जी ने स्वामी जी के विचार रखे और सामुहिक सूर्यनमस्कार किया गया ।उपस्थिति 76।

4-श्री कण्व ऋषि गुरुकुल,चिंतामण रोड,में विवेकानंद केन्द्र के विभाग संपर्क प्रमुख श्री धर्मेंद्र बिपट जी द्वारा स्वामी जी के उठो!जागो!उद्घोषणा के महत्व को बताया गया एवं केन्द्र के पूर्णकालिक श्री आकाश तोमर द्वारा सामूहिक सूर्यनमस्कार करवाया गया।उपस्थिति 62।

5-श्री जी इस्टीट्यूट ,कालीदास महिला महाविद्यालय के सामने राष्ट्रीय युवा दिवस मनाया गया जिसमें मुख्यवक्ता श्री धर्मेंद्र बिपट जी ने स्वामी विवेकानंद का युवकों को आवाहन किया जिससे युवाओं ने सेवा का संकल्प लिया। भाई आकाश द्वारा धर्म के लिये जिये समाज के लिये जिये गीत प्रस्तुत किया गया।उपस्थिति 32।

6-जिला शिक्षण प्रशिक्षण संस्थान,दशहरा मैदान में युवा दिवस का आयोजन किया गया प्रमुख वक्ता श्री लोकेन्द्र शर्मा जी एवं श्री जीवन प्रकाश आर्य जी थे आभार श्री किशोर जी चंदन ने माना। उपस्थिति 80।

7-विवेकानंद केंद्र कन्याकुमारी शाखा उज्जैन के द्वारा 291 अन्नपूर्णा नगर, नानाखेड़ा स्थित केंद्र कार्यालय पर विवेकानंद जयंती का आयोजन किया गया ।

इस अवसर पर संस्कार वर्ग एवं आनंदालय का एकत्रीकरण हुआ साथ ही अभिभावकों को भी आमंत्रित किया गया,स्वामी विवेकानंद के विषय में उद्बोधन श्रीमती सुनीता मूले दीदी एवं भजन पूर्णकालिक कार्यकर्ता बसाव माम के द्वारा किया गया अंत में पुष्पार्चन करके प्रसाद वितरण किया गया।उपस्थिति 40।

8-शा०वाराहमिहिर उ०मा०विद्यालय, कायथा जिला उज्जैन में केन्द्र के संपर्क प्रमुख श्री कृष्णकांत शर्मा जी द्वारा स्वामी विवेकानंद पर व्याख्यान हुआ और सामूहिक सूर्यनमस्कार का आयोजन हुआ ,उपस्थिति 178।

भागलपुर विभाग में स्वामी विवेकानन्द जयन्ती का कार्यक्रम

विवेकानन्द केन्द्र कन्याकुमारी भागलपुर विभाग द्वारा स्वामी विवेकानन्द जयन्ती के शुभअवसर पर विभिन्न स्थानों गली-मौहल्लों, चौक-चौराहों,विद्यालय-महाविद्यालय और विशेष संस्कार वर्ग स्थानों पर पुष्पांजली एवं गोष्टी कार्यक्रम आयोजित किये गए।
कार्यक्रमों की संख्या 31 रही उपस्थिति 5900 के आसपास रही, भागलपुर-15 उपस्थिति-4100 के आसपास,नागछिया-10-,उपस्थिति-1500 के आसपास, मुंगेर-4 उपस्थिति-300 

भारत जागो विश्व जगाओ के नारों के साथ हुआ युवा शंखनाद रैली का शुभारंभ

विवेकानंद केंद्र कन्याकुमारी शाखा अजमेर की ओर से आज शनिवार 12 जनवरी 2019 को स्वामी  विवेकानंद जी की जयंती के अवसर पर युवा शंखनाद रैली का आयोजन किया गया। नगर प्रमुख रविंद्र कुमार जैन ने बताया कि रैली का शुभारंभ गांधी भवन से किया गया । रैली में महाविद्यालयों विभिन्न विद्यालयों के युवाओं व विद्यार्थियों के साथ साथ सामाजिक संगठनों तथा विवेकानंद केंद्र अजमेर के कार्यकर्ताओं ने अपनी सहभागिता निभाई ।  रैली में युवाओं ए विद्यार्थियों एवं कार्यकर्ताओं द्वारा स्वामी जी के अनमोल वचन लिखी हुई तख्तियां और बैनर के साथ  कौन चले कौन चले स्वामी जी के वीर चलेए भारत जागो विश्व जगाओए दाल बाटी चूरमा हम भारत के सूरमाए नारे लगते हुए शहर के प्रमुख मार्गो मदार गेट चूड़ी बाजार नया बाजार से आगरा गेट होती हुई बजरंगगढ़ चौराहा पहुंचकर सभा में परिवर्तित हो गई । सभा को संबोधित करते हुए केंद्र भारती के सह संपादक उमेश चौरसिया ने राष्ट्रीय युवा दिवसए  स्वामी विवेकानंद जी की जयंती पर अपना उद्बोधन देते हुए कहा कि वेदांत के विख्याता और प्रभावशाली आध्यात्मिक गुरुए युवाओं के प्रेरणा स्रोतए संपूर्ण भारतवर्ष के गौरव विवेकानंद जी के आदर्शों पर चलकर ही हम मनुष्य निर्माण और अपने देश का पुनरुद्धार कर सकता हैं । उन्होंने स्वामी विवेकानंद जी के जीवन की प्रेरणादाई बातों को कहानियों के रूप में उपस्थित जनसमूह को बताया। बड़ी संख्या में उपस्थित लोगों ने बजरंगगढ़ चौराहे पर भारत माता के चित्र पर दीपदान किया । बजरंगगढ़ चौराहे पर विवेकानंद केंद्र अजमेर द्वारा लगाए गए स्वामीजी का चित्र सेल्फी के लिऐ विशेष आकर्षण का केंद्र रहा।

प्रांत कार्यकार्ता प्रशिक्षण शिविर : बिहार - झारखंड

विवेकानन्द केन्द्र कन्याकुमारी बिहार-झारखंड प्रान्त द्वारा प्रान्तीय कार्यकर्ता प्रशिक्षण का आयोजन मोक्ष की नगरी गया के स्थानीय अनुग्रह नारायण मेमोरियल शिक्षक प्रशिक्षण महाविद्यालय में 24 दिसम्बर से 31 दिसम्बर तक किया गया..!
शिविर उद्धघाटन में महाविद्यालय के निदेशक डॉ. लक्ष्मीनारायण जी और केन्द्र के संरक्षक डॉ. विनय करन जी उपस्थित रहे। प्रणव मंत्र और भारतमाता,मनुष्य निर्माण से राष्ट्र पुनर्निर्माण,राष्ट्र के समक्ष चुनौतियां,मा. एकनाथ जी,केन्द्र प्रार्थना,राष्ट्र भक्त स्वामी विवेकानन्द ,संगठित कार्य की आवश्यकता,कार्यप्रणालीऔर कार्यपद्धति,अनुशासन,आज्ञापालन और दिनचर्या,संपर्क तंत्र,मंत्र और यंत्र,आदर्श कार्यकर्ता इन विषयों पर मार्गदर्शन क्रमश: आ.मुकेश जी(प्रान्त संगठक),चक्रधर मिश्रा जी,आ.ललन जी (प्रान्त कार्यवाह rss),कुलदीप (नगर संगठक पटना),सुधीर जी (गया नगर प्रमुख),आनन्द जी,धर्मदास(संगठक भागलपुर),आ.विजय वर्मा जी (प्रान्त सम्पर्क प्रमुख), आदरणीय महानुभावों द्वारा किया गया।
संस्कार वर्ग क्यों और कैसे,हमारे उत्सव,सदस्यता अभियान,प्रकल्प और कार्य रचना,बैठक व्यवस्था और समर्थ भारत ppt नैपुण्य वर्ग में इन विषयों के बारे में विस्तृत रूप से बताया गया।हमारे शक्ति केन्द्र, मनुष्य निर्माण भाग-1 उतिष्ठत जाग्रत,व्यवहार में राष्ट्र भक्ति,दिनचर्या पुस्तक, आदि विषयों पर मंथन में विस्तृत चर्चा करते हुए समझाया गया।
प्रेरणा से पुनरुथान में  कथा शिलास्मारक के बारे में आ.रवि जी (सह नगर प्रमुख) जी द्वारा बताया गया साथ ही लिंगाष्टकम स्त्रोत का अभ्यास भी कराया गया विशेष में संस्कार वर्ग शिक्षकों की सहभागिता अधिक रही जो महाविद्यालय स्तर पर अपना अध्ययन कर रहे हैं कुल उपस्थिति 25 की रही।

Yoga Shiksha Shivir Dec 2018

All India Yoga Shiksha Shivir was held in Vivekananda Puram, Kanyakumari from 22nd Nov to 5th Dec 2018.

The reporting day was 21st November 2018 and most of the participants had arrived and reported during the day. Sixty Three Participans (For YSS) and Nineteen Participans (for YCC) from 16 different states  viz, Arunachal Pradesh (4), Assam (11), Bengla (1), Bihar (1), Andhra(2), Tamilnadu(6), Kerala(3), Karnatak(14), Maharashtra(22), Gujarat(2), Delhi(3), Panjab(1), Jarkhand(1), Himachal Pradesh(1), Uttar Pradesh(4), and Uttarakhand(1) are reported.

Three sisters and two brothers from spain.

Camp was started with BhajanSandhya and Introductory session, wherein the participants were given orientation for the camp on 21st Nov 2018.

The medium of the camp was in Hindi and English.

The 63 participants of Yoga ShikshaShivir and 19 participants of Yoga Certificate Shivir were organized into Ten different groups, The Names of Holy  River Ganga, Yamuna, Godavari, Krihsna, Kaveri, Brahmaputra, Narmada, Saraswati, Sindhu, Kshipra given  to each groups.

Six English groups and four hindi groups.

The Fifteen Day camp had Morning Prayers, Gita-Pathan, YogaAbhyas, Shram-Samskar, Theory sessions, Manthan, Geet-Abhyas, YogaAbhyas, PranayamAbhyas,YogaVarg, Cyclic Meditation,  BhajanSandhya, and concluded with Prerna se Punuruthhan.

The lecture sessions were on the topics of: Concepts of Yoga,Rajayoga, Bhakti Yoga, and Karma Yoga, Bharateeya Samkriti, Kendra Prarthana, Maneeya Eknathaji, Swami Vivekananda, Story of Vivekananda Rock Memorial, Challenges and Response, Vivekananda Kendra-Concepts and Activities, Gherend Samhita, and Yoga in Daily life.

During Manthansession Participants discussed on the subject based on various lecture sessions.

During Shram-Samskar, participants took care of the cleanliness, arrangement and management of the premises, accommodation, class rooms and dining hall displaying team-spirit and selfless service.

ON 27th november participants visited Vivekananda Rock Memorial and 1st December Participants visited Marutva Malai   and  Vivekananda Pictorial, Gangotri exhibition.

The Shivir went on well in a congenial, spiritual atmosphere with moderate discipline and affection.

Many of the participants have expressed their willingness to devote their time and energy for the Service of the society through Vivekananda Kendra. Some are enrolled as Patrons thus joining the large family of Vivekananda Kendra.

GAJA Relief Work

Vivekananda Kendra Kanyakumari has taken up relief work in the GAJA Cyclone affected areas. GAJA cyclone, which hit Tamilnadu on 16th of November 2018 has devastated the coastal areas especially Nagapattinam, Tiruvarur and Thanjavur districts. Coconut farms were flattened. A team of Kendra Karyakartas visited these areas and identified 1,500 families in the deep interior villages. Initially Kendra has contributed basic medicines worth Rs. 1,00,000/- which were utilised in the needy areas through Seva Bharati, Tamilnadu.
On 4th and 5th of December Vivekananda Kendra Karyakartas from Madurai branch have distributed relief material worth Rs. 5,00,000/- with the support of Seva Bharati to 500 families.  The kit material consisted of stainless steel cooking vessels, plate, tumbler, ladle, plastic bucket, mug, bed sheet. The deep interior villages are in and around Nagapattinam.
Similarly on 23rd and 24th December, 1,000 affected families were distributed with same kit, replacing bed sheet with a mat and a kilo of rice. Sri Shanmugavadivelu of Thiruthuraipoondi coordinated the entire work with meticulous planning and execution, with the help of youth in these affected villages. it was worth Rs. 10,00,000/-.

Details of relief material distributed on 23rd and 24th December 2018
       (Vedaranyam tk.,  Nagapattinam Dt.)  Avaricadu village, Thalainaiyar block  630nos
       (Tiruthuraipoondi tk., Thiruvarur dist:) Kallimedu village,  Bamani Panchayat   83 nos
        Natham village,   Kilapalur Panchayat  47 nos 
        Nalanallur  village,   Mettupalayam Panchayat   45 nos
        Pettai village,   Muthupettai p.o.  65 nos.
       Thambikottai, Pattukottai, Thanjavur Dt.  15 nos.
        Kovilur & Sembatavankadu villages, Muthupettai  20 nos.
        Ekkal Vinobaji Village   55 nos.
        Tholacherry & Kunnur  Villages  40 nos.

Friday, January 11, 2019

Gita Jayanti Utsav-2018 Nasik

Vivekanand Kendra Nashik (Nagar)celebrates the five important festivals each year.

Celebration of ‘Gita Jayanti’ was organized onon 19 Dec.2018,MargashirshShuddha 11-Mokshada Ekadashi    a auspicious day which confluences three tithis (days) a rare occasion which comes after many years                       

The program took place in the evening at Kendra shakhaEknathBhawan,Panchavati  Nashik.

Aneminent Sanskrit scholar Prof.SauSaritabaiDeshmukh during her discoursehighlighted the importance of Shrimad BhgwadGita in the day to day life of a human being .

Thirty seven ‘Karykarta’s (volunteers) were present on this occasion.

VivekShalaka Diary 2019 (Marathi& English) published by Kendra was distributed.

The program was concluded with Kendra Prarthana (Prayer).