Tuesday, November 27, 2012

साधना दिवस उत्सव : इन्दौर

साधना दिवस उत्सव : इन्दौर विवेकानन्द केन्द्र कन्याकुमारी शाखा इन्दौर द्वारा साधना दिवस उत्सव मनाया गया। कार्यक्रम एक्य मंत्र और गीत "दिव्य ध्येय की ओर तपस्वी जीवन भर अविचल चलता है..” से शुरू हो गया। सुनयना दीदी के प्रस्तावना के बाद साधना दिवस के उपलब्धमे  खण्डेलवालजी, देवजी, सुनयना दीदी,  अतुलजी सेठ,  वाजपेयी काका और  रवीजी जोशीने प्रस्तुतीकरण  दिया।

साधना दिवस के उपलक्ष मे कार्यकर्ताओं ने सेवा ही साधना इस पुस्तक के अध्याय का अभ्यास कर प्रस्तुतिकरण किया। कार्यक्रम के अन्त मे नगर प्रमुख जी ने दायित्व की घोषणा की और कार्यकर्ताऒं ने केन्द्र के पंच प्रेरणा स्त्रोत के समक्ष संकल्प लेकर आहुती अर्पण की. कार्यक्रम का संचालन नगर प्रमुख श्री अतुल शेठ जी ने किया जिसमे १९ की संख्या मे कार्यकर्ता उपस्थीत थे. शांति मंत्र के बाद कार्यक्रम संपन्न  हुआ।

Childrens Day Celebration at VKV Kanyakumari

Vivekananda Kendra Vidyalaya Kanyakumari celebrated children's day on evening of 14th November 2012. A nation prospers or progresses  by developing the hidden potential lying untapped in her children. Children are the valuable asset of our nation, the future of our land, and the hope of tomorrow.

The program was started with invocation by 8th STD students. It gave us a divine blessing of god. Welcome speech was given by Mariya Sajibha, student of 7th std.

Nivedita  Bharathi of 8th std delivered the speech in English about the importance of children’s day.

The hand written magazine was released by chief guest Dr. ARUNKUMAR, who is the secretary of Vivekananda Educational society Agasteeswaram, Kanyakumari. He spoke about this day and told that the day is also celebrated as a diabetic day.10 Indian scientist got Nobel Prize, 3 of them are from Tamilnadu. He reminded Abdulkalam’s dreams, where India will become developed country by year 2020.

The students of 6th and 7th std sang a song praising our mother Bharath.

Special guest Mananeeya. HanumantaraoJi, Treasurer of Vivekananda Kendra told about the teacher’s duty to develops student’s self confidence ,teaching and learning of Science, Maths and English is very essential. Mananeeya. HANUMANTARAOJI, presented a memento to  honourable chief guest Dr. ARUNKUMAR .

Program ended with vote of thanks and Kendra parthana.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

ACTIVITIES AT VK MYSORE : SEPTEMBER 2012

KARYA PADDATI:
1.  SAMSKARA VARGA: 5 PLACES-173 CHILDREN
(Reserve Bank of India Campus, Jayanagar, Jayanagar, K G Kopalu , Chennagiri Kopalu)
2.  SWADYAYA VARGA: 2 PLACES, 5 PEOPLE
( Story of Rock Memorial at Jayanagar, Karma Yoga Shloka Sangraha at Hebbal)
3.  YOGA VARGA: 2 PLACES, 37 PEOPLE


BHAJAN : Daily at Jayanagar center - 18 children.  Every  Saturday and Sunday - 16 people

VISHNU SAHASRANAMA AND RAMANAMA SANKIRTNA: Every Ekadashi Day chanting at Jayanagar center.


SRI RAMKRISHNA  ANANDALAYA

DAILY - 18 children from Class 2nd to 9th standard.
On 23rd patriotic song competition conducted for samskara varga and Anandalaya students. 26 students participated.

MA. SHARADA MATRU MANDALI
Every Wednesday 15  Mothers attending and chanting soundarya lahari, Bhajans, patriotic songs etc.

NARENDRA BALAK SANGHA
17 boys from class 2nd to class 10th attending every Sunday.  This month they kept Ganesha Vigraha and 3 days they performed pooja, Bhajan and conducted drawing and ganesha vigraha making competition.

BAGINI NIVEDITA BALIKA SANGHA
19 girls from Class 2ND to class 8th attending every Sunday. Deepa pooja training given to them.

Universal Brotherhood Day

Inter school Cultural Competition
On 8th September, cultural competition held at Kendra. 202 students from 14 schools participated in different events like Patriotic song, Essay writing on topic My Hero Swami Vivekananda, speech on Chicago speech and drawing – topic swami Vivekananda. Smt. Sreemati inaugurated the function.

Inter college Cultural Competition
On 9th September, college level competition held at Kendra. 124 students from 12 colleges participated in Patriotic song, essay on topic “ vision 2020 “, speech on “ Punya Bhoomi Bharat”, Drawing on Swamiji.

U B Day celebration
On 9th September, public function held at Kendra. Sri C V Gopinath Ji, Retd. Additional Secretary, Govt of India was the Chief Guest. Smt Nagaratnamma presides the function. Sri Gopinath ji spoke on application of Swamiji’s message in present world and Wake up Bharat and enlightened the world.  172 people attended the function.  On 11th September, public function held at Gopal swamy college. Dr. A S Chadrashekar, Nagar Pramukh, Vivekananda Kendra Mysore presides the celebration. Sri Pradhumna Ji, Sangha Chalak, was the Chief Guest. 78 youths attended the function. Dr. Chandrashekarji spoke on 150th birth celebration of Swami Vivekananda and he invited people to spend their some times in this national cause. Sri Aravinda Prasad briefed the Kendra activities.  Sri Pradhumanaji  inaugurated the “ YUVA BHARATA” activities and spoke on that segment.

A Leadership Development Camp at Arunachal Pradesh

VA Leadership Development Camp at Arunachal Pradesh“Seva Saptah” Social Service for a week in a village

Vivekananda Kendra had organised a Leadership Development Camp “Chalo Kanyakumari” for the Youth between the age 18yr. to 30yr. A residential Leadership development camp  was organise  from 15th to 20th May 2012  as a first step & “Seva Saptah” Social Service for a week in a village has  been conducted in various villages of East Siang, West Siang, Upper Siang, East Kameng, West Kameng and Lohit districts as a second step,with the twine idea of Vivekananda Kendra “Man Making and Nation Building” through the various sessions on Yoga, Stories, Lecture, Personality Development, Concentration & memory development games on group discussion. “Bharat Jago Vishwa Jagao Mahashibir” A national  Level Camp will be conducted at Kanyakumari in the month of October 2012. The selected participants from Seva Sptah are called on to Kanyakumari as a third step.

Vijaya Dashami & Vidyarambha Celebration at VKV Vallioor

Vijaya Dashami and Vidyarambha Celebration at VKV VallioorVivekananda Kendra Vidyalaya Vallioor celebrated Vijaya Dashami, Vidyarambha in a grand manner on 24.10.2012. The celebration commenced with devotional prayers by teachers followed by welcome speech by teacher Mrs Mallika to the gathering. Kum. Aparna Palkar, Vyavasthapak Pramukh, Vivekananda Kendra Kanyakumari  Presided over the ceremony as chief guest. Shri S.k. Subramanian felicitated the function and completed the Vidyarambha with great inspiration. Parents with their children participated in a good number. The new admitted students wrote their names by turmeric on rice in ancient tradition.  Program ended with Kendra Prayer.

Rural Development Program : Activity Report Sep'12

Activities report of Vivekananda kendra rural development program for September 2012.
Monthly Report - September 2012

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Spread Vivekananda’s message to celebrate his 150th birth anniversary

Kum. Nivedita BhideThe government of India has planned  originally to celebrate year-long 150th birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda from January 12, 2012 in India and abroad, while  the Vivekananda Kendram, the Rock Memorial in Kanyakumari and  other organizations have planned to celebrate it for one year from January 12, 2013. Consequently, now the 150th birth anniversary is being celebrated for two years from January 12, 2012 to January 12, 2014.

The celebrations are being used to spread in the world the message of spirituality in Vedantic vision of oneness, universal peace, unity and brotherhood. And for India, the theme is “Wake up Bharat, enlighten the world.”

For the celebrations, Chicago assumes special importance because it was here on September 11, 1893, Swami Vivekananda delivered his historic “Sisters and brothers”  speech at the World Parliament of  Religions.  Chicago also assumes importance because it has been here that the Sri Ramakrishna Universal Temple has been recently constructed in Homer Glen fulfilling the wish of Swami Vivekananda.

The prestigious University of Chicago has also established a new visiting professorship in Indian studies to commemorate the legacy of spiritual leader Swami Vivekananda, supported by a $1.5 million gift from India.

The new chair enriches the university’s renowned program for the study of the Indian subcontinent and further research and teaching of India’s history and culture.

While Vivekananda Kendra, Belur Math, the headquarters of Ramakrishna Math and Ramakrishna Mission and other institutions are currently engaged in various programs to connect  with the celebrations, the Hindu Swayamsevak Sangh (HSS), centers of Swami Vivekananda Vedanta Society located in various cities of the US and other countries are pursuing similar programs outside India.

B. Nivedita, Vice President of Vivekananda Kendra, who was on a tour of the US and was in Chicago recently, spoke to India Tribune.

She says that Swami Vivekananda  during his address to the World Parliament of Religions in Chicago gave self-respect, dignity and purpose to his motherland. On his return to India, he gave a rousing call to India “Arise, awake and stop not till the goal is reached.” That was the first wave of inspiration.  The second wave of inspiration from the life and message of Swami Vivekananda was in the year 1963, when his birth centenary was celebrated by the whole nation with a great zeal.  As a culmination of the celebrations, the whole nation joined together to erect a grand Vivekananda Rock Memorial on the mid-sea. As a natural sequel to it, Vivekananda Kendra, a spiritually-oriented service mission was started, which has today over 600 branches all over the country.

She says that now the grand celebration of the 150th birth anniversary of Swami Viveka-nanda titled as “Swami Vivekananda Sardha Shati Samaroh” is a great opportunity to take the third wave of his inspiring message – “Wake up, Bharat, enlighten the world.”

For more information, one may visit Web site: www.vivekananda150jayanti.org or send an e-mail to [email protected]

US to join celebrations of 150th Vivekananda anniversary

Vivekananda Rock Memorial If India is set for celebrating 150th birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda, the Indian monk who came here 100 plus years ago and won over Americans with his charming personality and his expounding Indian philosophy, the Indian Americans in this country are not far behind.

Indian Americans in Chicago, that was the destination of Swami Ji, are gearing themselves for the event. They had the gracious presence of Ms Nivedita Bhide, vice president of Vivekananda Kanyakumari Kendra (VKK), who has come here to meet, greet and energize Indians by giving them more insight into the way celebrations are planned in India.

Ms Nivedita had a series of meetings with the volunteers and also decided to meet ethnic Indian media before leaving for New York and back to India. At a news briefing here, she said that the best way to celebrate Swamiji’s birth anniversary would be to spread his message of love and unity for mankind. She was in the US with the avowed objective to push up this mission of Swamiji.


She said that Swami Vivekananda Sardashati Samaroh (SVSS) had set up 41 regions in India each with a working committee. They plan to extend it further by setting up village level committees across India in each state of the Indian Union. She explained the five-fold dimensions of the celebrations focusing on educating youth, women, villages (janajatis, that is different groups of people who needs the services.) SVSS is working through Seva, Swadhyaya, Suraksha and Swawalamban i.e. service, self-study, vigilance and self-dependency under different programs, such as Seva Week or Seva Months.

Delineating the functions and services of each unit, she said that the objective of Yuva Shakti Aayam is to awaken and canalize massive youth power waiting to be exploded, especially in the context of impressive economic growth in India. Weekly or monthly the volunteers will go to interior places in order to spread the message by house to house contacts. Vivekananda Swadhyaya Mandalas will organize essays and other intellectually stimulating competitions, samuhika surya-namaskaras and “Awake Bharat Marathon events” promoting physical development of the youth.

With the help of Samvardhini Aayam the SVSS will encourage the participation of women in all walks of life to respect and enhance the nurturing capacity of women by promoting conventions in different areas like, Shakti Sammelana, Dampati (conjugal) Sammelana, Youth development camps (Kishori Vikas-girl students) by inviting leading women to discuss and present issues through symposiums in various vocations and professions.

She said the Gramayana Aayam (Village development schemes) will organize villagers to involve in the total development of their personal as well functional competency through harmony, satsang, service and shrama-samskara camps with such activities as Vivekananda Vatikas, Kirtan, Katha, pravachan and exhibitions on various topics.

Through Asmita Aayams for people living in forests and interior villages the SVSS will arrange medical camps, sports and games, competitions, conferences, focusing on encouraging literature, music, story-telling, and learning history. Whereas the focus of these activities will be on the entire society requiring education on all aspects of village (vanavasi and farmers) the main target will be to promote Yuva Shakti through public lectures, yoga training and conducting seminars and symposiums on the life and letters of Swami Vivekananda

On international level, the motto of the SVSS is Universal Peace through Yoga and Dharma by almost repeating the local activities on international stage through seminars, lectures and mass Surya Namaskara in different cities of US, UK Australia and Canada.

Nivedita Bhide, who is currently on tour of the US, had joined VKK as its life-warder in 1977.

She is responsible for the training of Jeevanvratis (dedicated full-time workers) which include training of the teachers of 65 Vivekananda Kendra Vidyalayas, co-ordination of Vivekananda Kendra Institute of Culture, Guwahati. She is a regular faculty in All India Yoga Shiksha Shibirs and All India Spiritual Retreats conducted at Vivekanandapuram, Kanyakumari.

Niveditadidi visits Chicago to spread message of unity

Kum. Nivedita R BhideNivedita Raghunath Bhide, All India Vice President of Vivekananda Kendra, Kanyakumari recently visited Chicago and addressed a press conference where she spoke about the impending celebration of 150th Birth Anniversary of Swami Vivekananda.

Swami Vivekananda did three days and nights sadhana at Kanyakumari rock. Vivekananda rock memorial is a place of inspiration for Hindus. Vivekananda Kendra is natural and spiritual evolution of Vivekananda Rock memorial committee.

Vivekananda Kendra is a Hindu spiritual organization based on the principles preached by Swami Vivekananda.

Nivedita ji Bhide who is a Jeevan Vrati (full timer) since her college graduation, said that she was in the U.S. to spread his message of unity of mankind. She emphasized further that Swamiji is not an alien to America, rather he is the one who strengthened the base of Hindu Philosophy of Karma Yoga, Bhakti Yoga and Jnana Yoga, about which he spoke extensively in the U.S. during his first visit to this country in the year 1893 to attend the Parliament of World Religions.

Nivedita ji said that with a view to continue the activities of Swami Vivekananda Sardashati Samaroh (SVSS), Vivekananda Kendra of Bharat had set up 41 regions in India each with a working committee. They plan to extend it further by setting up village level committees across India in each state. She believes that this is yet another opportunity to reach the message of Swamiji to the youth, who are showing interest in his works and teachings.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Valedictory programme of Alumni Reunion of VKVs of Assam & Nagaland

The seed planted some 35 years back has today grown into a colossal tree sheltering and nurturing thousands of young minds. Since the very inception Vivekananda Kendra Vidyalayas in Assam and Nagaland have been striving tirelessly to impart value education to the budding minds of this region of our Nation.  Scaling the mountains of adversities our Vidyalayas continued the pursuit of seeking excellence in the field of education. Over the years we have achieved many milestones. Our students today are well settled in their life and earning laurels for themselves as well as their alma mater. Their contribution to the society is now acknowledged from all quarter.  With a view to foster the tie with our former VKVians we are organizing the first ever Alumni Meet of VKVs under VKSPV, Guwahati on 3rd & 4th November 2012 at the given venue and time below.

Your esteemed presence at this event will not only boost our confidence but also add to its grace. Hope you will make yourself available to witness this rendezvous.


Venue :  Vivekananda Kendra Institute of Culture      

M. G. Road, Uzanbazar, Riverside, Guwahati-1   
                   

(Dr. Sovarani Sarmah)

For alumni -Reporting:  3rd November 2012 by  10.00am

Assam Pranta Pramukh
Departure:  4th November 2012, at 4.00pm.
Vivekananda Kendra Kanyakumari

Programme schedule
Inaugural programme  (Live Streaming)                                           Chief Guest
3rd November 2012 at 10.30am                                              Prof. Dilip  Kumar Baruah

                                                           Principal (Retd.), Cotton College, Guwahati

Valedictory programme (Live Streaming)                                          Chief Guest
4th November 2012 at 2.30pm                                                Sri Dipok Kumar Barthakur
Uttar Purvanchal  Pramukh,
Vivekananda Kendra Kanyakumari

Guest of Honour
Sri Samudragupta Kashyap
Special Correspondent,  Indian Express, Guwahati

Other Special Programme  for  Alumni
Interaction
Dr. Shivendra  Kashyap
Associate Professor,  G. B. Pant University of Agriculture & Technology, Uttarakhan.
Sanskritik Sandhya

Inaugural programme of Alumni Reunion of VKVs of Assam & Nagaland

The seed planted some 35 years back has today grown into a colossal tree sheltering and nurturing thousands of young minds. Since the very inception Vivekananda Kendra Vidyalayas in Assam and Nagaland have been striving tirelessly to impart value education to the budding minds of this region of our Nation.  Scaling the mountains of adversities our Vidyalayas continued the pursuit of seeking excellence in the field of education. Over the years we have achieved many milestones. Our students today are well settled in their life and earning laurels for themselves as well as their alma mater. Their contribution to the society is now acknowledged from all quarter.  With a view to foster the tie with our former VKVians we are organizing the first ever Alumni Meet of VKVs under VKSPV, Guwahati on 3rd & 4th November 2012 at the given venue and time below.

Your esteemed presence at this event will not only boost our confidence but also add to its grace. Hope you will make yourself available to witness this rendezvous.


Venue :  Vivekananda Kendra Institute of Culture      

M. G. Road, Uzanbazar, Riverside, Guwahati-1                       
(Dr. Sovarani Sarmah)


For alumni -Reporting:  3rd November 2012 by  10.00am
Assam Pranta Pramukh


Departure:  4th November 2012, at 4.00pm.
Vivekananda Kendra Kanyakumari
Programme schedule

Inaugural programme  (Live Streaming)                                           Chief Guest
3rd November 2012 at 10.30am                                              Prof. Dilip  Kumar Baruah

                                                                 Principal (Retd.), Cotton College, Guwahati

Valedictory programme (Live Streaming)                                          Chief Guest
4th November 2012 at 2.30pm                                                Sri Dipok Kumar Barthakur
Uttar Purvanchal  Pramukh,
Vivekananda Kendra Kanyakumari

Guest of Honour
Sri Samudragupta Kashyap
Special Correspondent,  Indian Express, Guwahati

Other Special Programme  for  Alumni
Interaction
Dr. Shivendra  Kashyap
Associate Professor,  G. B. Pant University of Agriculture & Technology, Uttarakhan.
Sanskritik Sandhya