Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Mathematics Teachers’ Orientation Camp at VKV

Vivekananda Kendra Vidyalayas Arunachal Pradesh Trust organised 3 day  Teachers orientation camp for  Mathematics Teachers on 28th to 30th  July at VKV- Nirjuli. 50 selected teachers from various VKVs have participated in the three day residential camp. Dr.P.K.Chaurasia, Assistant Professor of the Department of Education in Science and Mathematics, NCERT was the resource persons for the camp.
Dr. P.K.Chaurasia , the renowned academician  has enriched the teachers through various sessions on the  Nature of Mathematics, Constructivism in Maths teaching, Need of developing Number sense among students, Conceptual understanding on fractions and  Art of Problem posing and problem solving skills. He has also equipped the teachers in handling Geogebra to enhance Mathematics teaching.

Dr. P.K.Chaursia appealed the teachers to focus more on the process of teaching to give more conceptual clarity. It is a harmful trend that the Teachers for their convenience and also due to the lack of pedagogical understanding focus only mechanical operations in Mathematics. The mastering mechanical operations may help the students to get marks in the Primary and upper primary stages. But the students would suffer during the higher classes due to the lack of conceptual clarity. He urged the teachers to focus on the five characteristics of Maths namely precision, definition, reasoning, coherence and purposefulness. He appealed them to be imaginative and continuously think on the process of teaching.

There were also sessions on Formative assessment in Mathematics by Smt. Shilpi Das Gupta , and the Use of teaching aids in Mathematics by Shri. Ratul Sharma . The 3 day camp was concluded yesterday at VKV Nirjuli. In the concluding function at VKV-Nirjuli,  Kum. B. Radha Devi, Joint secretary of VKVAPT extended the gratitude to the high profile academician from NCERT for his support to equip the teachers of this state to deliver maximum to the students.

Friday, July 20, 2012

Rural Development Program - May 2012

"Sri rama jaya rama" Mantra was chanted during deep Pooja,  Shivalinga  Pooja and daily by our Balwadi school children, cultural class students and during monthly  meetings by our Balwadi teachers and Social Workers. Every month nearly 5,15,366 times mantras were chanted in 84 localities.
Vivekananda kendra rural development report may 2012

VKNARDEP : Newsletter June 2012

Transforming India into a Low Water Economy
  • The Happenings – I
  • The Happenings-II
  • The Happenings-III
  • From our Publications
  • Visions of Wisdom: Creativity
A low-water economy should rest on the principle that water be left in its natural state in the environment as much as possible. Every drop extracted must be justified. Every drop used must be recycled and reused whenever possible.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Declamation Training Camp at Mumbai

Declamation Training Camp at MumbaiSecond Declamation Training Camp (वक्ता प्रशिक्षण शिबिर) was Organized at Vile Parle, mumbai on 15th July 2012,  as a preparatory camp for 'Wake up Bharat Enlighten the world' with 55 participants.

In this Sri. Arvind KulkarniJi delivered talk on “Swami Vivekananda - Need of hour”. In that he highlighted the points that how Swamiji's life and teachings is role model for students, youth considering his concentration, curiosity, scientific approach and Rashtrabhakti. Man making education is the only solution for today's challenges. By giving examples of Swamiji life he highlighted the point that Hinduism is Nationalism.
Declamation Training Camp at Mumbai
Swamiji's Pictures was delivered by Shri. Kishor Jawale. He emphasized on fact that, we should not consider swamiji as God, and become free from our responsibilities but learn from his life, how a common man can become VishwaManav. He throw light on the concept of 'Spirituality'. Spirituality lies only in renounciation and selfless work. This session was followed by Manthan. Four groups discussed on the topics-1. Vivekananda's Childhood 2. How I like Vivekananda 3. Vivekananda- Patriotic monk  4. Vivekananda- Need of hour.

The camp was concluded by Shri. Abhay Bapat, Maharashtra Pranta Sanyojak. He told that success of the oratory lies in the character of the orator. He appealed the participants to work for स्वामी विवेकानंद सार्ध शती समारोह (150th birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda). 

गुरुपूर्णिमा उत्सव - हरदा

"विवेकानंदा केंद्र कन्याकुमारी शाखा हरदा द्वारा गुरुपूर्णिमा कार्यक्रम का आयोजन किया जा रहा है , इस कार्यक्रम में आप सभी सदर आमंत्रित है |"

Venue : sunflower school, Harda

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Yagna on Gurupurnima at Shimla

Gurupurnima Utsav 2012Vivekananda kendra Shimla branch has celebrated 'Guru Purnima' utsav on Aashadi Purnima, Yugabdh ५११४. On this occasion Havan Pooja is organised in kendra karyalay. The Havan started in morning 6 O'clock to 7:30am. Nagar Samiti and other karyakartas of kendra joined the havan pooja. And after the worship prasad is distributed among the people. In this havan given special Ahuti to Varundev for good rain along with Gayatri mantra and Maha Mutrumjay Mantra.
Gurupurnima Utsav 2012 On this occasion respected Rekha Davey, Join General Secretary of Vivekananda Kendra present over here, and the havan pooja is completed in her presence. At the last all the people have shared their views on Guru Purnima's relevance. 

ॐ कार यह सभी पंथो में सर्व मान्य है

aum the universal symbolविवेकानन्द केन्द्र कन्याकुमारी शाखा इन्दौर की और से गुरुपूर्णिमा उत्सव मनाया गया | स्वामी विवेकानंदजी के vision को मा. एकनाथजी ने mission के रूप में रखा| स्वामीजी ने कहा था " मै ऐसे मंदिर का निर्माण करना चाहता हु जिसके अंतर्गत सभी पन्थो के लोग एकत्रित हो और ॐ कार यह सभी पंथो में सर्व मान्य है |”इसी विचार को लेकर मा. एकनाथजी ने केंद्र में गुरु के स्थान पर ॐ कार की स्थापना की | कार्यक्रम के मुख्य वक्ता श्री अतुल शेठजी (नगर प्रमुख विवेकानन्द केन्द्र शाखा इन्दौर) ने बताया की अपनी भावनाओं को पुन: एक मन से एकत्रिक करने का कार्यकर्ता के लिये यह है | हमारे  यहा गुरु याने जिसने राष्ट्र के लिये चिंतन कर विश्व के लिये कार्य किया जिसे हम ऋषि कहते है | श्री अतुल शेठ जी ने की ज्ञान के पाच आयाम बताये जो हमारे ऋषि ने हमे दिये है |
१. ज्ञान (ज्ञान को अर्जीत करना पडता है)
२. साहस(ज्ञान के साथ आवश्यक है साहस)
३. दिक्षा (दिक्षा अर्थात दक्षता, ज्ञान के प्रती दक्षता )
४. प्रसाद(ज्ञान को प्रसाद भाव से ग्रहण करना है और प्रसाद भाव से ही वितरित करना चाहिये)
५. दान(ज्ञान के दान मे हमारा विकास होना है)

साथ ही बताया की हमारे कार्य मे निरंतरता रहनी चाहिये, ऋषि मुनियों के दिनचर्या मे सबसे अधिक स्थान निरंतरता को था | अवतार यह हमारे में से निर्माण होगे उसके लिये हमे संगठित होकर प्रयास करना होंगा. विश्व के कल्याण के लिये हमे हमारे ऋषियों ने जो जिवन पद्धती दि है उसे अपनाना होंगा |
            कार्यक्रम मे विवेकानन्द केन्द्र के दायित्ववान कार्यकर्ता तथा शुभचिंतक उपस्थित थे |   


Pariksha de hasta hasta in MaharastraIn last two months a team of 10karyakartas have taken a Special Module of Yoga named "PARIKSHA DE HASTE HASTE" for the children studying in schools.

In the "PARIKSHA DE HASTE HASTE" children learn about preparing self scientifically for the exam, with the smile on face & without any worry  or fear.

During "PARIKSHA DE HASTE HASTE" the interaction with children done by play-way method and interactive way during Presentation. The Yogasana & Pranayam has been thought and patriotic song & games. Special TRATAKA practic was thought for improving concentration.
Pariksha de hasta hasta in MaharastraA glimpse of "PARIKSHA DE HASTE HASTE" presentation at http://www.vivekanandakendra.org/pariksha-de-haste-haste, if you want to arrange the same in your school children  please contact nearest Branch of Vivekananda Kendra or drop an email to webmaster [at] vkendra.org

Friday, July 13, 2012

VKVs Arunachal Pradesh : June 2012

Matrusammelan in Oyan village
As a prelude to the planned programmes under Samvardhini, which is one of the five ayams of Sardha  Shati Samaroh of Swami Vivekananda, the “Snehavardhini” group (a group-team of wives of Staff of the school) of VKV Oyan organised a Matru Sammelan for the mothers of Oyan village. 35 mothers participated in the programme.
Laurel to VKVs

It is always is a matter of great moment to know the performance of former students. Now in the present trend, the schools are going to be evaluated not only on the academic results made by the schools, but also the performance of students in later part of their academic career. Kum. Poonam Agarwal became first rank holder in B.Com from Dibrugarh University by securing 85.86% of marks.  We also have the information that 12 students have cleared JEE.

Visit of faculty

Shri. Arun Dixita renowned Scientist in the field of Organic chemistry, Mumbai contributed his valuable service in the form of teaching Chemistry to Secondary and Higher secondary students for a week in VKV- Shergaon. He was asked to clear certain doubts and also give wider dimensions of the subject. His presence gave a great learning experience to the students and staff.

Inspire award

Km. Nani Oniya , Class IX  students of VKV-Ziro has been selected  to participate in National Level INSPIRE (INNOVATION IN SCIENCE PURSUIT FOR INSPIRE RESEARCH")  Science Exhibition which will be conducted by the Ministry of Science and Technology Department, New  Delhi.

Highlights of Class X & XII results

The academic result of just ended academic session was quite encouraging. There is a considerable improvement in the overall results. The highlights of the result class X & XII are given below:-

Class X Examination

Total number of students appeared in Class X Exam
Total number of students qualified for Higher classes
Total number of Students secured CGPA – 10
Total Number of A1 Grade scored in all the subjects

Class XII Examination

Total number of students appeared in Class XII
Total number of students passed
No of compartments

VKV- Kuporijo is all set to get a new face lift

A massive construction programme which is being undertaken by VKVAPT is all set to give a new face to the school building. The Construction is expected to be completed by the end of this month.  This face lift will add a new spirit to the 25 year celebration of VKV Kuporijo.

Have fire and spread all over.  Work, work, be the servant while leading.  Be unselfish, and never listen to one friend in private accusing another.  Have infinite patience, and success is yours. .... Take care! Beware of everything that is untrue: stick to truth, and we shall succeed, maybe slowly, but surely.  Work as if on each of you depended the whole work.  Fifty centuries are looking on you; the future of India depends on you.  Work on.
-Swami Vivekananda.



Vimarsha on 'Role of Diaspora in India's Foreign Policy, National Security & Economic Development’

Vimarsha on 'Role of Diaspora in India's Foreign Policy, National Security & Economic Developmentby Ambassador J. C. Sharma, S.M. IFS (Retd.) (Former Secretary, Ministry of External Affairs & Former Member Secretary, High Level Committee on Indian Diaspora - Govt. of India)

live broadcast at : http://www.vifindia.org/live

Venue : VIF Auditorium, 3, San Martin Marg, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi (IN).

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Friday, July 6, 2012

Vivekananda Kendra Arun Jyoti felicitated Shri Nabam Singkam on the auspicious occasion of Guru Purnima

Vivekananda Kendra Arun Jyoti felicitated Shri Nabam Singkam on the auspicious occasion of Guru PurnimaThe festival of guru poornima is the eve to remember the glories traditions of the Rishis and resolving ourselves to carry forward this work. On the eve of guru poornima celebration , Vivekananda Kendra Arun Jyoti felicitated shri Nabam Singkam, priest of central Nyedar Namlo Doimukh at Doimukh Namlo on 1st July 2012. A presentation and a citation had been given by Mananeeya Nabam Atum, ex- chairman APSC,A.P. earlier Mananeeya Rekhi Tana Tara, president of Central Nyedar Namlo  spoke on the importance of Guru Poornima. He did resemblance the Work of Nyedar Namlo priest to the age old practices of Gurus of our ancient India who used to have open heart for everyone. One who thinks good of others, the good of nation becomes the main passion.Vivekananda Kendra Arun Jyoti felicitated Shri Nabam Singkam on the auspicious occasion of Guru PurnimaShri Nabam Singkam started practicing priesthood from 2001. He has the Healing powers and cured many ailing and diseased persons who came to him. He devotedly finds time to contribute his might by actively participating in welfare programmes of nationalistic and patriotic organizations. At present he is dedicating his time as the unique Neydar Namlo Priest at Doimukh. On the occasion shri Taba Tatup, Prant Krayalaya Pramukh highlighted the various works of VK Arun Jyoti and appealed the gathering for the active participation in the ensuing 150th birth anniversary celebration of Swami Vivekananda. Shri Kalyan Dutta, Nagar Pramukh, Itanagar gave the vote of thanks to end the program.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Personality Development Camp at Aalo

Personality Development Camp at AaloVivekananda Kendra Arun Jyoti organized a camp for the students of class-VI to class-XII of  Upper  Subansiri, West Siang, Upper Siang and East Siang which were divided into 8 groups, 4 of brothers and 4 of sisters headed by Arun Jyoti karyakartas. V.K.V Jirdin, Aalo played host to the participants from 24th April-28th April, 2012.
The main motto of this five days camp was to develop the overall personality of the participants. This was done through many awe inspiring sessions, yoga, memory developing games, creative workshops.
Eminent personalities like Shri Tuter Nima, Dr. Tape Kaye, Shri Markar Padu, Kum. Suthapa Roy, Shri Romin Rava, Shri Rupesh Mathur, Shri Taro Sindik took the sessions.

“Chalo Kanyakumari” A Leadership Development Camp

News Youth motivation campVivekananda Kendra Has conducted  a Leadership Development Camp “Chalo Kanyakumari” for the Youth between the age 18 yr. to 30 yr.
To give future leaders a positive direction and to inculcate patriotism, Cultural value, self discipline  and the attitude of Social Service, with the twine ideal of Vivekananda Kendra “Man Making - Nation Building” through the various sessions on yoga, lecture, concentration & memory development games, power point presentation on personality development, group discussion and career guidance.  
News Youth motivation campIt has been decided to organised the residential camp in three Phase. So the first phase of the camp has just finished on 20th May 2012.This camp has been  organised at four places VKV Chimpu, VKV Oyan, VKV Tafragam and from 16th to 21st May 2012 at VKV Kharsang. ). The second step is the Selected participants from the Leadership development camp will work in a village for a week as a “Seva Saptah” Social Service for a week in a village. The third step is Selected participants from the “Seva Saptah” will go to Kanyakumari.

Monday, July 2, 2012

Great Andamanese VKVian clear CBSE

Two Great Andamanese boys were felicitated for being the first students of the tribal community to be successful in the tenth class CBSE board examination from Vivekananda Kendra Vidyalaya of Andaman & Nicobar Island on 5th June 2012.

Kumar Olake and Kumar Deepak (Eraph) were felicitated at Raj Niwas by Lt Governor of Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Lt Gen (Retd) Bhopinder Singh, for passing out CBSE tenth class. They scored 76 per cent and 60 per cent marks respectively.

Another 19-year-old boy, Kumar B A Kishen Singh (Biyae), was also given an award by the Lt Governor for successfully completing one year training programme in Welder (G&E) trade from ITI, Dollygunj, officials sources said. They were also given cash awards of Rs 5,000 each for academic/vocational achievements.

Expressing happiness over the achievements of the Great Andamanese boys, Lt Gen Singh congratulated the parents, schools and teachers who helped the boys to achieve the milestones. He also assured assistance from the administration for the uplift of the Great Andamanese population in the islands.

Courtesy : Deccan Herald

Olake He belongs to that community which has become a part of history. But, the  sixteen-year-old primitive boy broke the barriers of  age -old customs of his society to carve a niche of his own.
Olake, a young member of the nearly extinct “Great Andamanese” tribal community, literally walked out of his jungle life to become the first boy from his community to pass the CBSE exam, that too, with flying colours.

lake belongs to the sparsely populated Great Andamanese tribal community (Population is just 52- according to 2001 census)  –— a  group of ten tribes of which seven are already extinct and three are on the verge of extinction.
They live deep inside the jungles of  Strait Island —  a small island of 6.01 sq km located 5.5 km east of Baratang Island in Great Andaman.

Olake who scored 76 per cent in the CBSE examination this year from Vivekananda Kendriya Vidyalaya in Port Blair candidly admitted that it was because of his teachers, who continuously guided and taught him, and his aunt Riya Devi with whom he stayed in the island capital, he was able to achieve this feat.

“We had a school in our island but it had classes only  up to  eighth standard. We were not allowed to go out of the forests and so most of the students couldn’t continue their studies after that,” Olake told Deccan Herald over the phone from his aunt’s residence in Port Blair.
Timely help

“As I was eager to study,  King Zirake gave me the opportunity to come to Port Blair and continue my studies. I came to Port Blair and got admission in Class V of Vivekananda Kendriya Vidyalaya,” an elated Olake said.

“When I came to Port Blair I knew nothing and without my aunt’s help it would not have been possible for me to carry on with my studies. She has not only given me shelter but has also provided everything which I need. She took all possible care so that I can concentrate on my studies only,” Olake, whose father works in the urban development department in Strait Island, said.

“I am thankful to all my teachers particularly our principal Bijoy Kumar and our former secretary Sripad Deshpande, who had given me all possible assistance. I never had any problem,” Olake who is fluent in both English and Hindi, said.

“Olake has made us proud. When he first came to our school, it was a challenge for us and it was part of our efforts to bring the entire community from the morass of primitive prejudices to the world of knowledge... from the world of ignorance to the world of enlightenment,” Principal of Vivekananda Kendriya Vidyalaya Bijoy Kumar said.

Riya Devi, who works at the husbandry department in Port Blair, said: “Olake’s mother died five years ago and so there was no one to take care of him. He was good at studies. So, I thought of giving him all possible assistance to help him grow up as a right human being.”
When asked about his ambition in life, this apparently simple boy blushed and said:  “I want to be a civil engineer and so I have taken science in the next level.”