Friday, August 8, 2014

IT enrichment workshop held Vivekananda Kendra Vidyalaya Port Blair

IT enrichment workshop held at Vivekananda Kendra Vidyalaya Port Blair near Veer Savarkar International Airport, specially for VKV Port Blair, Vivekananda Kendra Zila Parishad Vidyalaya and Vivekananda Kendra Nagar Palika Vidyalaya. Workshop covers the over all lab maintenance including hardware troubleshoot, software installation, operating system installation. Participant also learn to upload text and image on blog type website. The workshop was concluded in presence of Radhakrishnanji, secretary of Vivekananda Kendra Vidyalaya Andaman & Nikobar island and Sri Vijaykumarji Principal of VKVPB.

Vivekananda Kendra Introduction Camp at Madhusudan Nagar

A Vivekananda Kendra (Introduction) Camp was held on 2nd August at 5pm to 8pm at Vivekananda Kendra Madhusudan Nagar, Kolkata, West Bengal. 29 participarts took part in the Camp. In that, Basic introdution was given regarding Vivekananda Rock Memorial and regular activities of Vivekananda Kendra.

Hide and Seek with Teerthams

This month we have exciting report on Dharmar Teertham. After identifying the Teertham area which was a plain sand dune and after the initial ceremonies, we started digging. And we discovered a huge beautiful traditional water body emerging as the sand dune got cleared. The centuries old structure made with lime mixture has a wonderful finishing touch and is mostly intact even after centuries of being buried under the sand dune. In the Green Rameshwaram project we have a host of works done by our team of workers at Rameshwaram. The Tamil month Aadi that overlaps the English months of July and August is filled with local festivals and pilgrimages. So people flock the island in thousands and we have been using this occasion to conduct mass outreach programmes. We have distributed literature on Green Rameshwaram and have also had scores of them visit the Green Rameshwaram exhibition that we have organized. We have also conducted the Green Rameshwaram awareness programmes in many schools, panchayat commons as well as university study centers. Green Health Camps have been conducted at the villages in the island through which people are sensitized to the green herbal traditions and resources available locally.

Use of local traditions for creating awareness about Green Rameshwaram and novel ways of social engineering have been discussed in the previous brain storming session about which also you can learn here. In our publication section we have brought out the definition of Ozone depletion. You can see how the Ozone hole is still a problem. We also have an eco-toon on how the natural processes are cyclical while the industrial processes are linear. In our 'happenings' section we have Dr.Kamalasaanan Pillai explaining some new agricultural technologies to the farmers along with Azolla technology. We also have some good press reports on 'Green construction' as well as 'Green Rameshwaram'.

In our wisdom section we have David Suzuki the famous ecologist explaining how sensitivity to hidden costs can make us reduce our consumption. Sri Aurobindo's passage explains how the awareness of the hidden Spirit will make us shed the mechanical view of nature and see it as an organic phenomenon imbibed with sacredness. We have a passage from Fritjof Capra that speaks about the hidden connection between the biological systems and social systems.

You can find it all here and Happy reading! A very happy independence day!

The Time for Offering

This is the time. Our motherland was waiting for long.

We must hurry up, lest our chance is lost for ever? How long would she wait, this dear Motherland of ours for her children to wake up from the slumber from ignorance from their worthless dissipating pre occupations?

How long can she go abegging to feed her children? Others laugh at her, throw mud at her, call her mad. In a frenzy they tear her clothes apart. Yet, no curse, ever escapes her lips. She only smiles and hangs her head.

Her own coffers are full, her soils rich, her wealth uptapped, yet her children go without food or go elsewhere to eke out a living.

Vishwabhanu June July 2014 by vedicvision99