Monday, May 6, 2013

Sevasaptah by VKVians : Tinsukia, Assam

8 students of Dr D V Navathe group from VKV aka. Vivekananda Kendra Vidyalaya, Tinsukia started on 29 May 2013 from Tinsukia to Kheroni, Karbialong district. They conducted 2 days workshop on 3D geometrical model making. 60 students from 4 diffeent schools participated in the programme.
Workshop started at 11 am on 30 May and concluded at 9 pm. Second day it was from 8 am to 5 pm. Students got chance to understand the village life. They visited few parents house, saw the preparation of sugarcane juice and jaggery, swam in the river. Same day they reached Jirikindeng. On the way they could visit Koka waterfalls, a beautiful picnic spot of Karbialong district. In Jirikindeng they had the experience of living in dark, as whole village do not have electricity.  They stayed in different houses and helped the family members in collecting water from far off place.
Later they visited one of the remote  karbi village, interacted with the students in the govt. school. Later they took sessions for the Vivekananda Vidyalaya students on hand writing, action songs, games, patriotic songs etc. Bed sheets and books were distributed to the parents of class II to V (books were collected by the students of VKVs of Upper Assam cluster and bedsheets were donated by Akkalkot Ashram Maharashtra). After seeing the condition of the school, on the spot students donated Rs 1800 (which they had brought with them) for the "tina" of the school. Later they visited Vivekananda Vidyalaya Tumpreng and conducted similar sessions for the students of Vivekananda Vidyalaya Tumpreng. While returning on the way to Tinsukia, they visited VKV Shivasagar and Dibrugarh and interacted with the students of the respective vidyalayas.
After having interaction in 7 different places, they realised they should do something for the students of Vivekananda Vidyalaya Jirikindeng. They decided to sponsor the education of one child of Jirikindeng (with their pocket money Rs 20,000) who is going to continue his studies in VKV Tingrai.  They have also decided to visit VKV Tingrai on regular basis to see the progress of the child and take him to their houses during short holidays. They will also talk to their parents and convince them to extend their help to Vivekananda Vidyalaya Jirikindeng. Shortly they will be sending their experience.

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