Friday, October 31, 2014

Yuva Sammelan in Dhemaji and Lakhimpur


Series of Nation-wide Yuva Samelan have been  started in Assam as part of Ma. Ekanathji Janma Shati Parva. Vivekananda Kendra  conducted various Nation-wide leadership programs for Youths. As part of these programs, presentation based on the Success Story of Vivekananda Rock Memorial has been shown in various collages followed by group discussions. Next step of these program is Yuva Samelan (Youth leadership camp).
In Assam, Dhemaji and Lakhimpur districts inter-collage Yuva Samelan were organized by Vivekananda Kendra. Hundrads of Students participated in the "Yuva Samelan". It was 4 hours program, consist of  small lectures on various subject like leadership, Swami Vivekananda, leadership games and group discussion on current problems and it's solutions.

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Mysore Branch Activity Report Spetember 2014


INTER SCHOOL & COLLEGE CULTURAL COMPETITIONS conducted in 5 places.
1. Mysore Nagar level: On 6th September at Gopalaswamy High school, Nanjumalige.  187 students from 8 high schools and  7 colleges participated in Patriotic song, Essay on My India, Drawing and Elocution competitions.
2. Competitions for Govt. high schools: On 10th September at Vivekananda Kendra, Jayanagar competitions conducted for Govt high schools and schools   156 students from 7 high school and  7 school  participated in Patriotic song, Essay on 5 incidents from Life of Swami Vivekananda , Drawing and Elocution competitions  
3. Rural school competition at Bannur : On 13th September at Vakkaligara Bavan, Bannur, 178 students from 16 schools participated in Patriotic song, Essay and Drawing competitions.
4. Rural school  Competition at Roopa nagar: On 20th September at Deepa school, Roopanagar, 60 students participated in drawing and patriotic song competition.
5. Competition for Anandalaya and Samskara varga students on 14th September : 43 students from 1 Ananadalaya and 3 samskara varga’s participated in Patriotic song, essay and drawing competition.
SAMSKARA VARGA: 5 New samskara varga started at K G Koppal ( 87 students), Jayanagar ( 43 students) , Royal school ( 38 students) , Sriramapura ( 14 students)  and Krishnamurthypuram ( 29 students).
UNIVERSAL BROTHERHOOD DAY CELEBRATION celebrated at 2 places.
1. At Jayanagar on 11th September, 2014. Ma. C V Gopinathji, Retd. Additional Secretary, Govt of India and  Sri N S Chakravartiji was Chief guests, Chief Engineer, B S N L, was Chief guests.  Dr. A S Chandrashekarji, Nagar Sanchalaka presided the function, and Sri G M Laxminaryanji, donor was distributed the prizes for winners of competition. Sri N S Chakravartiji, talked about swami Vivekananda and vedantic message to west. Ma. Gopinathji talked about Ma. Eknathji’s 100 years birth centernery programme.
2. At Bannur on 19th September. 143 students and 23 teachers from Vivekananda Vidyalaya, Govt school bannur, c halli, Beedanahalli, Vani school, Kasturbha balika vidyalaya bannur, Rotary School bannur,  attended the programme. Aravinda Prasad talked about Swami Vivekananda.
ONAN CELEBRATION: On 10th September, Anandalaya children and teachers celebrated onam festival at Kendra.  
SWADHAYA EXAMINATION:  Examination on  book title “ Vijaya poorna Vijaya “conducted at Govt  First Grade College Ajarakadu, Govt  First Grade College Hiriadaka, Govt  First Grade College Bydoor, A V Baliga college for social works and rural development, Baries college, Niranjana swamy College, Kanachool Academy, Govt  First Grade College Hebri. 760 students enrolled for examination and 687 students wrote 

3 Days Residential Personality Development Camp Vadodara


Vivekananda Kendra - Branch Vadodara organized a 3 days residential Personality Development Camp from 18th Oct to 21st Oct 2014 at Padra. Students who had participated earlier in one day camps after successfully completing SSK Pariksha, got themselves registered for the camp.
Total 179 students attended the camp of which 11 were college students. Forty  Karyakartas including six Varistha Karyakartas worked for the successful organization of shibir.
The  Shibir was organized in Zen School in Padra, district Vadodara. The objective of the  shibir was to increase Sanskar Vargs in Vadodara . Various sessions like 'Sanskar Varg kyu?', 'Humara Parivar Arunachal', 'Rashtriya Suraksha- humara kartavya' were organised.
On 2nd day everyone participated in Bharat Mata pujan. On 3rd and last day of shibir prabhat pheri was organized and shivirarathi's and karyakartas performed 108 suryanamaskars.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

केंद्र परिचय शिविर - चांडिल

दिनांक 08.10.2014 को विवेकानन्द केंद्र कन्याकुमारी शाखा: चांडिल के परिसर में केंद्र परिचय शिविर संपन्न हुआ| जिसमें शिविरार्थियों की संख्या 30 थी| व्यवस्था में पांच कार्यकर्ता उपस्थित थे| शिविर का  संचालन बिहार और झारखण्ड के प्रान्त संगठक माननीय श्री मुकेश, रामनाथ और डॉ. मनोज द्वारा किया गया| शिविर तीन ‘ॐ’ कार, प्रार्थना तथा गीत के साथ प्रारंभ किया गया| उसके पश्चात परिचय सत्र, खेल सत्र व सूर्य नमस्कार का अभ्यास किया गया| डॉ. मनोज कुमार ने स्वामी विवेकानन्द के जीवन के घटनाओं के बारे में बताया| विवेकानन्द शिला स्मारक परिचय, विवेकानन्द केंद्र परिचय व केन्द्र की गतिविधियों के बारे में शिविरार्थियों को श्री मुकेश ने जानकारी दी| अंत में श्री रामनाथ ने चांडिल में केन्द्र की गतिविधियों में शिविरार्थियों की सहभागिता का आहवान् किया| शिविर में यह तय हुआ की शिविर के अनुवर्तन के रूप में प्रत्येक रविवार को सभी प्रतिभागी एकत्रित हो स्वाध्याय और खेल में सहभागी होंगे| शिविर का समापन शान्ति मन्त्र के साथ हुआ|

रायपूरमें योग सत्र का आयोजन

विवेकानंद केन्द्र कन्याकुमारी शाखा रायपुर द्वारा दिनांक १२ अक्टूबर से २२ अक्टूबर तक योग सत्र का आयोजन किया गया। १० दिवसीय चलने वाले इस योग सत्र में सिथीलीकरण, व्यायम, सूर्य नमस्कार, आसान , प्रणायाम, क्रियाए, और अष्टांग योग पर मार्गदशर्न दिया गया। इस योग सत्र में १६ लोगो ने अपना पजीयान कराया एवं १६ लोगो की उपस्थिति रही साथ ही योग वर्ग के कार्यकरता भी रहे। कुल उपस्थिति २१ रही योग सत्र के अतिम दिवस विवेकानंद केन्द्र के वरिष्ठ कार्यकर्ता श्री सुभाष चंद्राकर जी का समापन सत्र में विवेकानंद केन्द्र परिचय एव योग पर मार्ग दर्शन प्राप्त हुआ साथ ही दिवाली मिलन का कार्यक्रम भी किया गया। अतिंम दिन समापन एव दिवाली मिलन में कुल २६ लोगो की उपस्थिति रहे। योग को अपने दैनिक जीवन में उतारे इस दुष्टि से सभी ने योग वर्ग में आने की इच्छा व्यक्त की।

VKRDP Monthly Report September 2014

Personality Development Camps at Navsari

One day personality development camp were organized in Navasari at three different places AB School Navsari - 120, CL Parekh School - 123 and Divine School - 181. Various physical and mental games, patrotic songs and group discussions were the part of personality development camp.

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Chembai Special : Vivekananda Kendra News


The Indian tendency, on the other hand, to represent the ideal, the supersensual, has become degraded into painting grotesque images. Now, true Art can be compared to a lily which springs from the ground, takes its nourishment from the ground, is in touch with the ground, and yet is quite high above it. So Art must be in touch with nature — and wherever that touch is gone, Art degenerates — yet it must be above nature. Art is — representing the beautiful. There must be Art in everything. 
    -Swami Vivekananda
Homage to Chembai Vaidyanatha Bhagavatar (Malayalam:ചെമ്പൈ വൈദ്യനാഥ ഭാഗവതർ, b. 1 September 1896, d. 16 October 1974),was a Carnatic music singer from Palakkad (state of Kerala, India)     Read More

News Updates from Vivekanandakendra.org :
ubdaywakroUniversal Brotherhood Day Celebrated at Wakro   
Vivekananda Kendra is a thought movement, a spiritually oriented service mission. Vivekananda Kendra Arun Jyoti Wakro has organized Universal Brotherhood Day at the Apana Vidya Bhawan, Wakro.        Read More

Safal Yuva - Yuva Bharat Prashikshan at Tezu   
Safal Yuva - Yuva Bharat Presentation is based on success story on Vivekananda Rock Memorial has been Prashikshan at Tezu.         Read More

namsaiVimarsh organised at Namsai    
At 07.10.2014 Vivekananda kendra Arun Jyoti, Namsai organised  “VIMARSHA” program a dialogue for creative leaders topic on ‘Timeless India-Resurgent India’ at Arunachal University of Studies hall Namsai.      Read More



Vimarsh organised at Tezu    
Vivekananda kendra Arun Jyoti, Tezu organised “VIMARSHA” program a dialouge for creative leaders topic on ‘Timeless India - Resurgent India’ at VKV hall Tezu.    Read More

Yuva Vimarsh - A Dialouge For Creative Leaders    
08.10.2014 Ignited Youth Forum of Vivekananda Kendra organised “YUVA VIMARSHA” a dialogue for creative leaders at IGG college Tezu.        Read More

sanskarvargasamelan1Sanskar Varga Sammelan at Tezu    
Vivekananda Kendra Arun Jyoti, Tezu has organized One day Sanskar Varga Sammelan specially designed for the Karyakarta of Tezu on 12th October 2014 at Vivekananda Kendra Vidyalaya Tezu, There were 37 participant in the camp.       Read More


Updates from Prakashan.vivekanandakendra.org
Jesus, Christianity and Swami Vivekananda    
jesus_2Author: Virag Pachpore
Publication Year: June - 2014
Edition: 1
Format: Soft Cover
Pages: 192
Price: 80

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Yuva Bharati : Editorial : Oct - 2014
Yuva%20Bharati%20Magazineoct2014Need for Integral Education   
Manjul Bhargava became one of the youngest fulltime professors at Princeton University when he was 28. At 40 he is again one of the youngest mathematician to have won the prestigious ‘Fields Medal’ the Nobel equivalent for Mathematics. His work extends the work of classical mathematician Carl Friedrich Gauss. His parents, especially his mother Mira Bhargava, herself a mathematician and grandparents interested him in Sanskrit literature. Bhargava sees his work as a continuation of the legacy of Brahmagupta.        Read More

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Sanskar Varga Sammelan at Tezu

Vivekananda Kendra Arun Jyoti, Tezu has organized One day Sanskar Varga Sammelan specially designed for the Karyakarta of Tezu on 12th October 2014 at Vivekananda Kendra Vidyalaya Tezu, There were 37 participant in which 17 brothers and 20 Sisters. There were the 2 Sanskar vargas (Kholoriang Sanskar Varga and Filed Hostel Sanskar Varga were merged and the sammelan was conducted by the Varga Shikshakhs of Sanskar Varga of the 2 Sanskar Varga running at Tezu. 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, games & group discussion.

Yuva Vimarsh - A Dialouge For Creative Leaders


08.10.2014 Ignited Youth Forum of Vivekananda Kendra organised “YUVA VIMARSHA” a dialogue for creative leaders at IGG college Tezu. The topic of lecture was Timeless India – Resurgent India” The Programme was started as per Indian tradition with lighting of the lamp and followed by welcome speech. Aims and objectives were told by Shri Tajit Nalo.

Dr. J.K. Bajaj, Director Centre for policy studies, New Delhi, Chief speaker delivered a lecture on “Timeless India- Resurgent India” he beautifully told through story how to manifest individual’s divinity and to work accordingly. He also urged student to contribute towards our country to make Bharat JAGAT GURU. He also inspired student to use Knowledge as key for achieving success in life. He also stressed that Arunachal is rich in flora & fauna we should preserve this from explication.

Principal of IGG college Tezu also spoke on the occasion and called youth to utilize all resources to make India great. Students asked the various question and answer were given by Guest Speaker. Shri C.C. Namachom, Member IYF and  Asst. Professor of IGG college Tezu gave vote of thanks and prog was concluded with Shanti Mantra. Program was successful due to large participation of students.

Vimarsh organised at Tezu


Vivekananda kendra Arun Jyoti, Tezu organised “VIMARSHA” program a dialouge for creative leaders topic on ‘Timeless India - Resurgent India’ at VKV hall Tezu. Dr. J.K. Bajaj, Director centre for policy studies, New Delhi, as a Guest Speaker spoke on Timeless India Resurgent India with special focus on Himalaya range as stated natural great wall of India with potentiality of natural resources.  Present audience raised many questions on above topic and chief speaker gave the answers to satisfy the audience. This session was very vibrant due to number of question asked.

Nagar Pramukh Shri Kruleso Ngadong gave a welcome speak and introduction of the guest speaker Dr.J K Bajaj. Shri Ashok, Nagar Sanghatak of Vivekananda Kendra gave brief introduction of Vivekananda Kendra Arun Jyoti and its various service activity. More than 70 intellectuals from all walks of life attended the function. Dignitaries of Cultural and literacy society of Mishmi (CALSOM) attended the program, Like Chairam Er. Bajai Pul and Secretary Shri Amoso Khamlai. Vice Principal of IGG College, teachers of Higher sec.school and other govt. schools, officers, Public leaders and General Public attended the program. Vimarsha Pramukh and Principal VKV Tezu, Smt. Sailu Bellai gave vote of thanks. The Program was concluded with shanti mantra as per Indian tradition.

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Vimarsh organised at Namsai


At 07.10.2014 Vivekananda kendra Arun Jyoti, Namsai organised  “VIMARSHA” program a dialogue for creative leaders topic on ‘Timeless India-Resurgent India’ at Arunachal University of Studies hall Namsai. Dr. J.K. Bajaj, Director Centre for policy studies, New Delhi, as a Guest Speaker spoke on Timeless India Resurgent India with special focus on Himalaya range as stated natural great wall of India with potentiality of natural resources. Present audience raised many questions on above topic and chief speaker gave the answers to satisfy the audience. This session was very vibrant.

Shri Ashok, Nagar Sanghatak of Vivekananda Kendra, Tezu gave brief introduction of Vivekananda Kendra Arun Jyoti and its various service activities. More than 70 Students attended the function.

Smt.Dupu Taipodia gave vote of thanks. The Program was concluded with shanti mantra as per Indian tradition.

Safal Yuva - Yuva Bharat Prashikshan at Tezu


Safal Yuva - Yuva Bharat Presentation is based on success story on Vivekananda Rock Memorial has been Prashikshan at Tezu.
MEJSP PPT. Presentation By Shri Taba Tatup, Prant Prashikshan Pradmukh, was conducted on 28/09/2014 Total 23 Karyakarta has participated.

Universal Brotherhood Day Celebrated at Wakro


Vivekananda Kendra is a thought movement, a spiritually oriented service mission. Vivekananda Kendra Arun Jyoti Wakro has organized Universal Brotherhood Day at the Apana Vidya Bhawan, Wakro.

11th September which we celebrate as Universal Brotherhood is nearing. This is the day when Swami Vivekananda gave the message of brotherhood to the world in 1893 at Chicago. The programme was started with lighting of the lamp followed by Sanskrit mantra. Patriotic song was sung by karyakartas. Two students of Apana Vidya Bhawan, Wakro delivered a Chicago speech.

Sri. Takelum Billai, Advocate  spoke  that if there has to be peace in the world then the exclusive approach to the religion – My religion alone is true - would have to be given up. The universal brotherhood is possible only when the different religions and ideologies respect and accept the right of religions and ideologies other than theirs as true and valid for their respective followers.

Chief  Guest Shri. Patam Rangmang, ZPM, Wakro spoke regarding the need of brotherhood feeling in present situation. Vivekananda Kendra is doing a exemplary work by celebrating Universal brotherhood day and must continue the work of ‘MAN-MAKING and NATION- BUILDING’.

From Bio-Diversity to Transpersonal Ecology


Bio-diversity is one of the important aspects that has to be studied, documented and conserved at Rameshwaram.Rameshwaram island is one of the chain of islands that are present in the Gulf of Mannar bio-diversity hot-spot region.Read about it and its importance in the newsletter. Shells, Coral Reefs and Sea algae - the bio-diversity of this island needs to be showcased and this is a small beginning. Also find out about the renovation work of Ramar Teertham. We have excellent press coverage of the event. We have shown the condition of the teerthamprior to the renovation.

In our happenings section read about such diverse activities as training in Azolla to farmers from Jharkhand to rainwater harvesting workshop to 'workshop on “Traditional Siddha Varma Bone Setting Practices.”  Green Transport is an important aspect of environmental living. Battery operated vehicles eliminate pollution. We have introduced battery operated vehicles in our campus. Also learn about training programmes in Bio-methanation plant as well as installation of new plants. Also learn about the UNICEF sponsored programmes that VK-nardep conducts in different parts of Rameshwaram which include the green health camps as well as hygiene awareness camps. VK-nardep also participated in the district book exhibition with its own stall and showcased the panels depicting 'Green Rameshwaram' to more than 20,000 people mainly school and college students.

In the publication section we provide a collection of eco-toons that offer a critique of consumerist society. As this newsletter will reach you in the month of October we also have given quotes of Gandhiji. In our wisdom section we have Ian Maccallum author of 'Ecological Intelligence' showing how the animals whom we even despise and which are untamed and wild are part of our own being - our soul mates. We have a passage from Swami Ranganathananda which explains how a unity runs through all diversity. Then we have an article on 'transpersonal ecology'. To those of us who have heard about only transpersonal psychology - now we know what is transpersonal ecology.
So you can download it all and read.

The magnificent Puppet Show


The whole world is nothing but a magnificent Puppet Show. So says Kerala’s great poet of satire and originator of famous Ottanthullal. According to him, the director of the cosmic show goes on pulling the threads that make us move our head, hands and feet, that is, dance to his tune. When he pulls out the threads, lo, we fall down dead.

Isn’t the whole world then a ‘BOMMAKOLU’ where crores and crores of dolls or puppets – human beings, animals, birds and countless other organisms are made to play their part in a mega cosmic drama. Each man and woman thinks that he /she is the best actor and his/her acting is the best. Little do we realize we are all puppets and the one who pulls the threads remains invisible. We have to dance to his tune and when he pulls the thread, off we fall down dead.

This being a fact, why can’t we behave more responsibly, more pleasingly and dance more rhythmically and live more purposefully. Each doll in the bommakolu is a reflection of ourselves as is every creation in the universe. In Sri Sankaras words “Viswam dharpanamana nagari” – the world is a mirror. Let us, looking at the dolls in the bommakolu, learn to expand our understanding to include everything and remain happily attuned to all the creations in the universe.

Vasudhaiva kutumbakam is the message that the bommakolu gives. Meditate on the great truth that we are nothing but puppets in the Lords hands.

Yuva Prerna Shibir in Odisha

Odisha Pranta has conducted 3 Yuva prerana Shibir during Puja Holidays at Brahmapur, Bhubaneswar and Kendujhar. Total  91 students from 6 and 18 colleges districts participated in the camps. The theme of the camp was Safal Yuva - Yuva Bharat. The various sessions based on the topics like Swami Vivekananda, Vivekananda Ke Eknath, Team Building and Vande Mataram were taken. The camp also included the interaction of students with Successful youth personalities like Kargil Worrier, Socially active Businessman, a scientist etc.  The youth took sankalpa for organising workshops in their colleges and also start/ attend Swadhyaya Vargas in their places. Also involve in conducting Sanskar Vargas and Anandalayas. 

Sanskar varga sammelan in Surat

Sanskar varga sammelan was conducted on 5/9/2014, Sunday from 04:00p.m to 6:30p.m at Punagham. There were the 4 sanskar vargas (Udhana Sanskar Varga, Dindoli Sanskar Varga, Ambika-2 Dindoli Sansakra Varga & Punagham Sansakr Varga)  were merged and the sammelan was conducted by the Vaga Shikshakhs  of Sanskar Varga of the 4 SV running at Surat. There were  48 in total in which 9 karyakartas  were present and 39 Sanskar varga Children. 

Discourse on Mayamara namghar held


GUWAHATI, Oct 5 – The Mayamara namghar, like namghars of other communities, is a meeting ground for people from different backgrounds, but its egalitarian nature is also reflected in its architecture and locational orientation.
The structure is designed with the idea that the namghar easily attracts people, is suitable for accommodating large congregations, and can easily hold bhaonas and other events for the faithful.
This was mentioned by the Yuvadhikar of Dinjoy Sattra, Mukundananda Chandra Goswami, while delivering a lecture at an interactive session on the namghar organised by the Vivekananda Kendra Institute of Culture (VKIC) here recently.
This was the eighth lecture in a series on the venerable religious and social institution of Assam.
He stated that the Mayamara namghar was the outcome of a long evolution, right from the time when Sri Sri Aniruddha Dev established a Sattra at Narayanpur in Lakhimpur district. The values and ideals he and his followers stood for are sustained by the present Mayamara namghar spread across several districts of Assam.
“The Mayamara belief system lays great stress on leading a way of life in which good conduct and fellow feeling are placed in high order. Through various vicissitudes, especially political persecution, these principles have enabled the Mayamara namghar to survive, prosper and contribute to the religious and social spheres of the society,” Goswami said.
The session was moderated by Dr BK Gohain, who emphasized that the Mayamara namghar could be understood in the historical context of Assam. Noted sociologist Prof Andre Beteille attended the lecture along with a number of scholars.
Prof Beteille formally released a VKIC publication on the Rabhas of Assam.

Utho jago yuva shibir Rajasthan

Vivekananda kendra kanyakumari Rajasthan Prant organized Utho Jago Yuva Perrana Shivir at Shri Dadu palka, Fulera ( Jaipur), 01 to 05 October 2014. There were total 267 youth participated in the camp. The organizing team was of 55 Karyakarta.

Vijyaya Dasami and Vidyaramba ceremony at VKV Vallioor

In our school, We celebrated Vijaya Dasami  &  Vidyaramba in a grand manner on 03.10.2014. This ceremony commenced with devotional prayer song by our teacher.Next One of teacher  welcomed the gatherings of the function.Shri. Ayyappanji,Secretary of RDP, Vivekananda Kendra as a chief guest made a great privilege for us and started the Vidyaramba ceremony. Next our school Correspondent Mr.S.K. Subramanian felicitated the function and completed the Vidyaramba with a great inspiration. Many parents with their children participated with interestingly in this function.Next our new admission students wrote the great Manthra  ‘Ohm’ in the turmeric rice.Prasatham was distributed to all.At last the celebration came to  end with Kendra Prayer.

Youth Convention at Vadodara

Vivekananda Kendra Branch Vadodara have organized Youth convention on 28th of September 2014. Under the banner of Vimarsh we had registered 227 participants especially students from different colleges and faculties of vadodara for the convention, out of which 175 participants participated that day. Various sessions were designed for the 3 hour convention. First session was interactive questionnaire in which a set of activity based questions were discussed with the participants and they ranked themselves according to their 5 fold development. Youths enthusiastically participated in different team building games and actively involved in the group discussion “My role in resurgence of India”. The guest and speaker of the convention was Dr. Sharad Thaker, renowned gujarati writer, columnist and gynecologist. His motivational articleshas saved lives of 52 people from committing suicide. His speech on “ Safal Yuva- Yuva Bharat” mesmerized everyone and rejuvenated the zeal of patriotism in the young generation. Through the life examples of Swami Vivekananda he touched each element of 5 fold development namely, Physical, mental intellectual, spiritual and emotional. Dr. Sharad ji said “ Youths are those who only do ‘ Sankalp’, there is no ‘vikalp’ for youths”. He inspired youth to dream big and work harder to achieve it and devote maximum possible time for developing their personality for service of nation. Dr Sharad Thaker also answered the questions of participants. The convention was followed by lunch. Every participants were given certificates and books of Swami Vivekananda. We get overwhelming and enthusiastic response from youths for our Kendra activities.

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Updates from Vivekananda Kendra Navsari

Safal Yuva - Yuva Bharat Presentation is based on success story on Vivekananda Rock Memorial has been conducted at Vetenary collage on 11th September having presence of 100 students and in Krushi University on 13th September having presence of 93 students.

Vivekananda Kendra Vidyalayas Arunachal Pradesh Trust September Month Report


In a forest, a pregnant deer is about to give birth. She finds a remote grass field near a strong-flowing river. This seems a safe place. Suddenly labor pain begins. At the same moment, dark clouds gather around above and lightning starts a forest fire. She looks to her left and sees a hunter with his extended bow pointing at her. To her right, she spots a hungry lion approaching her. What can the pregnant deer do? She is in labor! What will happen? Will the deer survive? Will she give birth to a fawn? Will the fawn survive? Or will everything be burnt by the forest fire? Will she perish to the hunter's arrow? Will she die a horrible death at the hands of the hungry lion approaching her? She is constrained by the fire on one side and the flowing river on the other and boxed in by her natural predators. What does she do? She focuses on giving birth to a new life.

The sequence of events that follows are: - Lightning strikes and blinds the hunter - He releases the arrow which zips past the deer and strikes the hungry lion - It starts to rain heavily, and the forest fire is slowly doused by the rain. The deer gives birth to a healthy fawn. In our life too, there are moments of choice when we are confronted from all corners with negative thoughts and possibilities.

We too, in our work place face so many challenges. But having strong faith in what we do and focusing entire energy in the ‘Punya Karya” we can  overcome all the obstacles one by one. The just ended month was eventful and also posed some challenging situations. Let me write down the highlights of the happening of the September for the information of all:-Children’s Film Festivals: - We could organize a unique programme in collaboration with Cine Darbaar (A Welfare Society working in the field of art & culture having the Head office at Delhi) which is the empanelled agency of Children’s Film Society of India (Ministry of Information and Broadcasting). The programme named as ‘Traveling Players’ was conducted in VKV- Nirjuli, Vivek Vihar, Itanagar, Ziro and Yazali from 1 st to 6 th September 2014. Screening of films, conducting competitions like review and quiz and interactive sessions were the highlights of the programme.

Participation of Principals in 5 Day Leadership Training Program: 6 Principals namely Shri. S.C.Dixit, VKV- Itanagar, Shri. Panchanan Tripathy, VKV- Nirjuli, Shri. K.Jayashankar, VKV-Jairampur, Shri Ananda Mohan Mishra, VKV-Ziro, Shri. Ashim Kumar Banik, VKV Shergaon and Smt. Reena Sivadasan from VKV Tafrogam attended a Leadership Training Program organized by CBSE from 14 th to 19 th September 2014 at Kaziranga University, Jorhat. The Program saw the presence and guidance of many CBSE officials and experts from diverse fields among who the notables are: Shri Vineet Joshi, Chairman, CBSE; Dr Sadhana Parasar, Professor and Director of Training and Research, other Resource persons of CBSE and many other Principals from different schools of North East. Many important topics like Accreditation and Quality Enhancement in Schools, Collaborative Management, Holistic Education, Motivational Leadership and Teacher Education, Flip Classroom, Leadership Styles- Role and Competencies, Assessment of Speaking and listening, Capacity Building through Visual Medium etc. were covered.

CCE Master Trainers Workshop: A 3 days ‘CCE – Master Trainers’ Workshop was held at VKV Jairampur from 22 nd September to 24 th September, 2014. 42 selected teachers attended the workshop from 29 Middle, Secondary and Higher Secondary VKVs, out of which 7 are Principals. Sri Satya Prakash Verma from ‘Vidya Institute of Training And Development’, Meerut, an empanelled agency of CBSE, was the Resource Person. The workshop, dealt with three aspects of Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation (CCE): Concept of CCE, Life Skills and Values & Attitude. Held on the eve of ‘Mananeeya Eknathji Janma Sati Parva’, which is scheduled to bestarted from November, 2014 onwards, the workshop will definitely help to consolidate and strengthen our academic performance. These selected teachers after training in this workshop, are expected to conduct workshops in their own schools and neighborhood schools to give impetus to the evaluation Programme.

Illustration of Textbooks by VKV Teachers (Resource sharing with Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh): Two of our Fine Art teachers namely Sri Titan Dey and Su Popy Dutta were deputed to illustrate the textbooks of EVS Graded Reader for Class I and II prepared by SCERT with the guidance of experts in a five days workshop from 8 th to 12 th September, at SCERT Auditorium, Itanagar. Both the illustrated copies are getting finalized and will soon go to print.

Celebration of Teacher’s Day: All the VKVs of Arunachal Pradesh celebrated Teacher’s Day in a grand manner. Many students of VKVs like Ziro, Itanagar, Nirjuli, Basar etc participated in the Essay Writing Competition conducted by the Ministry of Human Resource, Govt. of India on the occasion. In addition to the regular programs, maximum number of schools made arrangement to screen the speech and the interactions of Sri Narendra Modi, honorable Prime Minister of India.

Large number of VKV students and staff watched the Program telecasted on TV. Celebration of Universal Brotherhood day: All the VKVs of Arunachal Pradesh celebrated Universal Brotherhood Day in a befitting manner. Students presented various programs which were witnessed by large number of parents and well wishers. Many dignitaries also graced the occasion in many VKVs. Term I Exam and midterm Break: Students of VKVs have appeared in the Summative Assessment-I from 19 th September to 26 th September and have gone for the Mid Term Break up to 5 th October.

Activity of Snehavardhini, Nirjuli: - Snehavardhini unit of VKV- Nirjuli conducted an Orientation meeting of women of NEEPCO colony in which 110  women participated. Activities of Snehavardhini, talk on Mananeeya Eknathji and Vivekananda Kendra, programme planned for Mananeeya Eknathji Janma Shati Parva, question and answer etc were the important activities of the programme.

Sri Krishna Jayanthi celebrated at vvf

On 15th September 2014, Sri Krishna Jayanthi was celebrated at Anandadham (School is running by Vivekananda Kendra Vedic Vision Foundation) in a grand way, this year. Twenty three children participated. Out of them twenty one were dressed up as Krishnas and two of them as Radhas. From a few months old babies to six year old children all took part. From the morning there was a big crowd in the campus. All the parents and guardians of Sandeepani Sishuvihar had come to dress up their own wards. All were made to sit on the stage so that the judges could find out the best dressed, smart looking Krishna. He best among the little Krishnas was little Ananthakrishnan, one and a half years old, boy. After that there were songs on Krishna, sung by the older children and ladies. All received prasadam after Uriadi programme which was the most interesting part enjoyed by all the children.

Yoga Varga in Karnawati


A daily yoga varga is running in Gujarat University Hostel, Karnawati in morning 6 to 7:15. Dr. Kamlesh J. Upadhyay Professor of HOU - Medicine Department has given talk on "जीवन कि राह" and "How Yoga Connected to Life". This talk helped to youngsters to choose their path of life.

Some of the students shared their exprince that "Daily practicing of Yogasana helps them to transform their whole day with more energy in each and every activities."

Universal Brotherhood Day celebrated in Odisha


Universal Brotherhood Day was celebrated in Odisha Pranta with all gaiety and show.
Bhubaneswar branch celebrated it at Engineer’s Association. Swami Atmaprabhananda, Secretary Ramakrishna Mission Bhubaneswar,  was the chief guest and Shri. P. Brahmananda was chief speaker. Swamiji emphasised on the applying the thoughts of Swami Vivekananda in today’s scenario where religious intolerance is visible in the Middle East. Swamiji also told the importance of all speeches delivered by Swami Vivekananda in The world Parliament of Religions. Shri. Brahmananda told the greatness of Swami Vivekananda as he was the first person to talk about Universal Brotherhood from the western platform.  A skit was presented by the Karyakartas of Vivekananda Kendra on the theme, “Relevance of Swami Vivekananda’s  Message in today’s context”.  Also the prizes were distributed to the winners of “Samartha Yuva Karyakrama” and “Chicago Speech Recitation Competition”.

Brahmapur Branch organised a “Chicago Speech Recitation competition” for school students on 7th September. 43 students from 10 schools participated in it. The prize distribution and Universal Brotherhood Day function was organised on 11th September. Su. Anjana Panda, Commissioner, Brahmapur Municipal Corporation was present as Chief Guest and Prof. Madan Mohan Mahapatra was the Chief Speaker. Prof. Mahapatra focussed on Swami Vivekananda’s teaching of Practical Vedanta and concept of Oneness. He also emphasised on the need and relevance of Swamiji’s message of universal brotherhood in present scenario when the world is facing religious fanaticism.  Swami Vivekananda wanted India’s conquest of the world by the power of Spirituality and by not muscle power.  Su. Anjana Panda told that she is very happy to attend the function as she was the one who got her first prize in her school days on the same occasion. Also shared that Swami Vivekananda will help us to lead to success in life. Dr. Gopal Krishna Panigrahi, Nagar Pramukh Vivekananda Kendra welcomed the guests and  Nagar Sanchalak, Prof. Kishore Ch. Raut told the importance of the day. Kum. B. Harisha and Kum. Srabani Panda, the winners of recitation competition recited the famous Chicago Speech in English and Odia.   

Banpur Branch organised a motivational programme for youth from 3 colleges in the vicinity. 200 youth and 40 well-wishers participated. Dr. Debadatta Sahani, Social Worker from Kendujhar was Chief Speaker and Prof. Vijay Kumar Nanda was Chief Guest. Prof. Nanda, detailed about the Chicago Speech, the context, the meaning and the impact. He also told the youth about their duties towards society. He said, Success in Life is not enough but Successful Life is important. In continuation with this thought Dr. Sahani gave a beaconing call to youth to work for national regeneration. Su. Pranjali, Vibhag Sanghatak also motivated the participants to work for nation and how we can start it with our college, our town and our state.

Gunupur branch organised a Prize Distribution programme for the winners of “Uttishthata! Jagrata! Yuva Pratiyogita”. Dr. Jawahar Choudhury was the Chief Guest and Shri. Ravi Naidu, Pranta Sanghatak, VK Odisha Pranta was Chief Speaker on the occasion. Shri. Jawaharji told about the glorious Indian History and Swami Vivekananda’s Love for the country while Shri. Raviji focussed on the message of Universal Brotherhood and ‘acceptance not tolerance’, ‘Help not Fight ’. He also cited the events from Sri Ramakrishna’s of Universal Acceptance and intense love for Human Kind.

Baripada Branch organised a function at Rotary Bhavan where 150 people participated. Chief Guest was Dr. Damayanti Besara,  a Sahitya Academy winner on Vanavasi (Tribal) Literature and   Chief Speakerv was  Manoranjan Mohanty, Reader in English at Jaraka college. While speaking he explained how Bharatiya Sanskrirti and Sanatan Dharma are  all Inclusive and there is no word like exclusive approach in our literature. He also explained Swamiji’s great contribution to humanity by participating in World Parliament of religions.
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Nagar Pramukh Varga


A One Day Odisha Pranta Nagar Pramukh Varga was organised on 21st September 2014 in Bhubaneswar. Nagar Pramukh and Sah Nagrar Pramukh from all Nagars, All Sanghatak and Pranta Team was present for the varga. The varga started with 3 Omkar, Shantipath and Aikya Mantra. Aadarniya MEJS Parva Pramukh, Shri. Rabindra Kamila welcomed all and told the purpose aand importance of the varga for expansion and consolidation of Kendra Karya. Mananeeya Pranta Sanchalak Shri. Surasen Jena ji said, “Mananeeya Ekanthji was a master organiser. The karyakarta is LIVING example of Ideals of organisation and so our responsibility is much more. If we are ready to work for nation with the zeal then we can achieve our target even if our number is less”.
It was followed by Karya Parichaya Satra, Nagar Pramukhs introduced their Nagar Sthans with respect to karya, sstrengths, team etc. It was continued by Manthan conducted by Aadarniya LakshmiNarayan ji, Prakalpa Sanghatak, Utkal Seva Prakalpa on “The Role of Nagar Pramukh”. Shri. Rabindra Kamila presented the Karya-yojana of MEJSP. In Samapan, Shri. Mahendra Singh ji, Vishesh Samparka Pramukh, MEJSP, told that, Youth should work for national cause and ours is the work to take Swami Vivekananda’s thoughts to youth. Mananeeya Ravi ji, Pranta Sanghatak, Odisha stressed on conducting a day long Chintan Baithak at Nagar Sthans for Vision 2016. How our Nagar can become a PURN NAGAR? Also we should give a thought to raise our level, our Intellectual, Emotional And Spiritual level should be raised. The varga concluded with Kendra Prarthana.

Navaratri Special : Vivekananda Kendra News




ज्ञानिनामपि चेतांसि देवि भगवती हि सा ।
बलादाकृष्य मोहाय महामाया प्रयच्छति ।।
(Salutations to You, O Jagadamba) O Bhagavati Devi (Divine Goddess), the Wisdom of the Jnanis (Spiritually-Evolved or Wise) are Indeed reflection of a Part of Your Consciousness,

And O Devi Mahamaya (the Great Enchantress), by Your Will, You can also Forcibly Attract their Minds towards Delusion (such is Your Power and Divine Play).


 

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