Saturday, August 25, 2012

Vivekananda Prashnottari Pratiyogita at Delhi

Personality Development Camp-2012The Vivekananda prashnottari  pratiyogita was held by Vivekananda Kendra Kanyakumari, Delhi Prant from the 1st of April to the 21st of May 2012. This pratiyogita was conducted in three stages, i.e. first the registration, in which they were supposed to appear for a test which was based on the book, “Aise Bane Hum Bhi”, through which, the participant students were introduced to many Indian heroes like Nachiketa, Jhansi ki Rani, Lav Kush and Swami Vivekananda so that each one of them could benefit from these short narrations of the life of these great men. Children who secured a score of 50p.c. or above in the test were eligible for the second stage of the pratiyogita a one day Personality Development workshop.
The karyakartas received a very good response from the participating schools,  where 1,637 number of students participated in the parikhsa,  out of which 524 attended the one day workshop on Personality Development.
Personality Development Camp-2012The next and third level of the pratiyogita,  is the 4 days long, Personality Development residential camp, which was held from the 18th to the 21st of May 2012 in Maharaja Agrasen Institute of Technology, Rohini, sector-22, New Delhi.
The registration for the same started from 4 pm on the 8th of May. The number of participants reached 51 ( 40 brothers and 11 sisters) from the 191 selected students, with 35 karyakartas to guide these emerging young minds. The children soon started befriending each other and a friendly and enthusiastic environment engulfed the camp. After this everyone sat for Bhajan Sandhya and finally the day ended with ratri bhojan.

In the coming days of the 19th, 20th and 21st, every morning started off with Prarthana at 5 am which was followed by some exercises and yoga and then Gita pathan in hindi. Soon after, everyone gathered for Shram Sanskar where all the Gans completed the duties assigned to them with great enthuse. After Alpahar, one and all gathered at the Baudhik kakshya for the Satra. 
The Satra on the 19th was taken up by Smt. Savita Vasudev, who elaborated to the children about importance of coordination , which was the theme of the day, and Dr. S. V. Eshwaranji also took up a Satra where he enlightened the children of the qualities one must possess to achieve one’s goal in life and take one’s society and nation forward.  Savita Didi also took up a Satra the next day on patriotism and one’s duty to one’s own motherland.
Following the Satra, everyone freshened up with a little jalpan and then all ran to the ground on the college premises to play many games which provided them with lessons along with fun. After, everyone sat down for Bhajan sandhya and then after bhojan all the children gathered for Anand Mela in which all enjoyed their fill. The days then ended with Hanuman Chalisa followed by Gan Baithak and Deep Nimilan.

On the last day of the camp i.e. the 21st, everyone started their day with Prarthana wich was followed by the 108 Suryanamaskar Yagya. Bursting with energy and enthusiasm, the children then sat for the Ahuti Satra in which each one took up a proclamation they would adhere to following the camp as they returned home. The parents of the children were also present in the Ahuti Satra which was followed by the closing ceremony in which they were all overjoyed to see their children performing Drama, Songs, a Suryanamaskar demonstration and Chorus. A book stall was installed in the premise for them to look into, and after that everyone sat for Bhojan which led to the completion of the 4 days long camp on a very happy, satisfied and inspired note. 

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