Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Rural Development Programme in April 2011

With the motto of "Siva Bhave Jiva Seva" Vivekananda Kendra Rural Development program taking various activities. Here are the highlights of Activities in the Month of April.

Through 74 Balwadis, 2,043 rural Children were nurtured. In all the Balwadis, Malt along with hygienically prepared highly nutritive lunch with vegetables was served during the day. And in the evening vitamin-rich cereals were provided to the children.

In our Medicare Program, 6,912 patients were examined and treated for various common ailments, through 15 Rural Medical Centers.


In 230 Samskara Vargas, 6,912 students participated. The students were taught about the values of Indian Culture, through games, lectures & lessons. The feelings of oneness were strengthened among participants, through patriotic songs and games.

Under Adopt A Grannie Parent Programme, 20 destitutes and old people were provided with monthly solatiums, in the form of rice, dhal, oil, etc., for their livelihood and 45 persons provided rice only, in five Southern districts of Tamilnadu.

Deepa Poojas at were organized in 270 village temples in five districts of Southern Tamilnadu, in which 11,366 ladies participated and offered prayers for the welfare of self, family and the society.

Under Amrita Surabhi Scheme, our Kendra workers collected 1,401 Kgs of rice from Kanyakumari, Tirunelveli, Thoothukudi, Ramanathapuram and Virudhunagar Districts.

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

Swadhyaya Varga was organised, one each in Arupukkottai and Ramnad, in which 50 persons participated.

Yoga Varga has being conducted at three places in Thoothukudi, Ramnad and Aruppukottai in which 62 persons attended.

3 tailoring units are functioning well in Valliyoor district and 1 in Kanyakumari district with the total attendance is 93.

Shivalinga Poojas were conducted at two places in Kanyakumari District and 104 members participated.

Durga Pooja was conducted at one place, in Kanyakumari District in which 102 women participated.

Chanting of Sri Rama Jaya Rama Mantra was held during Deepa Pooja, Shivalinga Pooja and also daily by our balwadi school children, cultural class students and during monthly meetings by our balwadi teachers and Social Workers. Every month nearly 5, 01,870 times mantras were chanted in 84 localities.

Swami Vivekanandar pictures were pasted in 80 houses in villages of Aruppukottai District.

Swami Vivekanandar Vizha was celebrated at three places during this month in which 420 people participated.

Gita Jayanthi was celebrated in 7 places & 955 persons attended the function.

Saraswathi didi Memorial Day was observed on the 15th of this month at our Kanyakumari, Valliyoor, Kovilpatti, Ramnad Kendra’s 71 Balwadi schools. PAYASAM & bananas were distributed to the student s of 71 Balawadi schools.

On April 14, 2011, Anna Pooja was conducted at two places in Thoothukudi namely, Sri Kaliamman koil, Karapettai and Ganapathy temple, Chidambaram Nagar. About 4,800 kgs of rice was collected and over 200 devotees graced the occasion. The rice was put as a heap and the idol of Annapoorni was placed on top of it for the puja, where Annapoorni Ashtothram and 11th Chapter of Bhagavath Gita were recited. Smt. Gowri Rajasekar – Kendra well wisher graced the occasion by her presence and also gave a lecture on Pancha Maha Yagnam. She briefed about the family and the importance of its welfare. She also quoted the importance of empathy and benefits that could be reaped.
These two months we have distributed the rice which is collected through Amrit Surabhi and Anna Pooja to Balwadi children, old poor people and also the following institutions, educational institutions etc., as follows:

1. Sri Sarada Devi Anbu Illam, Nagercoil - 100 Kg.
2. Mouna Gurusamy Madam, Thottiyodu - 200 Kg.
3. Avvai Ashram, Sivasailam - 200 Kg.
4. Hindu Middle School, Thirumalapuram - 400 Kg.
5. Hindu Middle School, Kalanthapanai - 100 Kg.
6. Jothi Primary School, Kumbikulam - 100 Kg.
7. Balwadi child and Grannies - 5,175 Kg.

Personality development camps were conducted one each in the districts of Valliyoor & Ramnad where 25 and 58 participated, respectively, whereas, a total of seven camps were conducted in the district of Aruppukottai and 313 participated.

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