Saturday, February 28, 2015

Mysore Branch Activity Report January 2015

Anandalaya Sports Day at Mysore: 1.1.2015 celebrated Kalpataru Diwas.  Special Bhajan Sandya organized.

From 4.1.2015 to 9.1.2015  “ Viveka Sourabha” – different competitions conducted for school and college students. Total more than 1000 students participated from 21 schools and 8 colleges. The followings are the different events.

4.1.2015       Patriotic song competition,     
5.1.2015       Competition on Song related to Swamiji, 
6.1.2015       Competition on Devotional songs , 
7.1.2015       Competition on Folk songs , 
8.1.2015       Rangoli & Drawing Competition ,     
9.1.2015       Quiz, Essay & Elocution competition  held at Kendra.

10.1.2015 : Cultural examination conducted at J S S School Sutur. 298 students wrote examination on life and message of Swami Vivekananda.
13.1.2015: Examination conducted at Govt college Madikeri- 71 students participated. 
14.1.2015: Examination and Vivekananda Jayanti conducted at Field Marshal Kariyappa College, Madikeri- 50 students participated. 17.1.2015: At Adichunchangiri college Bannur- 13 students wrote examination, 
On 11.1.2015  patrons meeting held at Kendra. 61 patrons from Mysore attended the meeting. Song, Group discussion and presentation held. Talk on swamiji, Rock memorial and Ma. Eknathji by Sri Rameshji. Sri Gopinathji presided the meeting. 

VIVEKANANDA JAYANTI: On 12th Januaray, different places and colleges celebrated Vivekananda Jayanti 

Gundlupet, Devalapura, Najanagudu, Suttur, Gavadgere, Konankunte ( Bangalore), Bannur and Vanitha Sadana School, Royal school, K G Koppal school, Maharaja college, 1st grade college Mallavali. Dr. A S Chandrashekar, Sri Rameshji, Sri Ravi Kumar, Sri Narayana Vachaspati and Sri Vinay talked about Swamiji at different places.   Evening at Kendra jayanti celebrated. Sri Rameshji spoke on Swami Vivekananda and Anandalaya children given cultural programmes.

ANANDALAYA SPORTS DAY: On 25th January,  organized sports day for Anandalaya children. Master Rajendra and Kum. Kavya became sports champions.

At Ajjampura ( Chikamagalur Dist) :-  Vivekananda Jayanthi celebrated at Ajjampura on 18th Januaray. Sri Madhava Rao, Document Writer was the chief guest and  Sri Aravind, Teacher, Govt college Ajjampura talked about Swami Vivekananda and his teachings. 

Friday, February 27, 2015

Vimarsh at Jaipur : Dharma Bharat Ki Atma

Vishwabhanu Dec-jan 2015

One of the most wonderful things about our Motherland is how she has withstood the shock of centuries’ of military and cultural invasions and has still maintained her spiritual wisdom and cultural unity. She has held together in a federal  form, scores of religions, cults, philosophies and cultural traits, leave alone languages, dress hab-its and living customs. Despite all these she has  projected herself as one entity; we may add one without a second.

This unity is not superimposed militarily or  forcibly. It is a very very natural phenomenon.  Just as a huge banyan tree spreading itself with its big and small branches, branchlets up to the tiniest buds maintain its unity, so has Bharat remained as one. This is made possible because throughout the whole huge tree of Bharat the sap that rejuvenates, nourishes and maintains its unity is one and one only. Our great seers from Vedic times onwards understood the great secret behind the universe, as One in the many and made realizing that One the goal of human exist-ence, the sum and substance of it. The result is our “Bharat Mahan” for the whole world to see and emulate if need be.

That sap, the One without a second is the  power Eternal Truth, the Truth which the great seers divined deep within themselves when they learnt to shut the five sense organs to the world of sense objects. This capacity of introversion, enabling one to climb the citadels of Truth came as natural gift to those who turned their atten-tion from the world outside to the within. Wonder of wonders is their discovery that this capacity for Self-actualization is inherent in every human being. One has only to strive for it.

It is this concept of truth, its Oneness that has held this nation together as one entity irrespective of her multiplicity of cultural traits and bewildering complexity of regional character-istics. When money and lust became the twin deities of the world culture, sad to say, India also  followed suit. Despite a strong foundation built on Satya and Dharma. Presently it looks almost impossible to turn the cloth back, yet it is the sacred duty of every Indian to help our Mother-land gain back her spiritual wisdom and culture.  Attempts we must. India’s cohesion and strength lie in the unbreakable spiritual - cultural thread  passing through all paths of the country despite its striking differences in languages, customs, dress and habits.

Let us not forget that it is this inner bond that enabled us to gain freedom from the alien rule. Spirituality alone can instill undaunted cultural patriotism surpassing the divisions of the cast, community and religion. We have to help the people to regain this vision of Oneness and for that we need a cultural and spiritual reinforcement in the country. “Satyam param dheemahi” must become the battle cry of the new generation.

Birth Anniversary of Swami Vivekananda

152nd birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda was celebrated in Dibrugarh by Vivekananda Kendra on 12th January’2015 with numbers of programs organized in different areas within Dibrugarh in collaboration with and participation of local natives, schools, clubs and youths of Dibrugarh from different locations.  They are as detailed below:
1) Propagation of life and message of Swami Vivekananda  among school students: Progation of life and ideology of Swami Vivekananda among the school students through lectures, story telling, games and slogan on Swamiji and Bharat Mata were organized in nine different schools of Dibrugarh. The programs were conducted by the Karyakartas of VK Dibrugarh along with some enthusiastic youths from a few colleges who got associated through MEJSP YUVA Sampark and YUVA convention.
 Names of  schools with participation :


2) Pushpanjali Karyakram: Pushpanjali karyakram before portrait of Swami Vivekananda has been organized in different prominent location within Dibrugarh Town where active participation of local people of that area is observed. The locations are as Thanacharial, Shanti para, Raj Laxmi Banquet Hall, K.P.Road,Naliapool and Paltan Bazar. Near about 650 people offered pushpanjali  on the day through above  karyakrams.
3) Competitions,cultural program and public meeting:  Art competitions for school students,cultural programs and public meeting was also organized in collaboration with few local clubs of Dibrugarh Town.

Yuva Prashikshan Shibir at Saumar Bhoomi

A yearlong program is going on in the various place of country in the occasion of Mananeeya Ekanthji Janma Shati Parva. A Yuva Prashikshan Shibir for Saumar Bhoomi vibhag, Assam was held from 20th Jan to 24th Jan 2015 at Vivekananda Kendra Vidyalay,Laipuli, Tinsukia. There were total 59 participants from all the three Districts(Sivasagar, Dibrugarh and Tinsukia) attended the shibir.

Personality Development Camps at Dibrugarh

A three and half hour PDC camp was held for the school students at Vivekananda Kendra, Dibrugarh on 1.02.2015.There were 20 students participated in the camp. 

Free Operation Camp at Arunachal Pradesh

The Free Operation Camp organized by Vivekananda Kendra Arun Jyoti in association with Department of Health and Family Welfare, Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh and Remote Area Medical, Knoxville,USA concluded successfully on 14th February 2015. A team of nine NRI Doctors participated in the camp, which was inaugurated on 9th February 2015 by the Deputy Commissioner of Changlang, Mrs. Chanchal Yadav.

The team conducted 68 major and minor surgeries successfully during the camp. 132 endoscopies were done by NRI Gastroenterologist free of cost. A total 401 outpatients were examined by the NRI doctors and medicines were given accordingly. Patients from Changlang, Tirap and Lohit district came in large numbers to avail the opportunity.

To make this endeavor a success, various segments of society came forward with their whole hearted participation like the Medical authority and staffs of District Hospital,Changlang, District Administration, Local MLAs and other local organizations. It has to be mentioned here that our well wishers from far off places like Gujarat also helped us by sending medicines that were used in the camp.
The participation of the local people during the camp was overwhelming. The youth wing of Rangfraa Faith Promotion Society (RFPS) provided volunteers, who worked day and night to make the camp successful.
It is to be mentioned that this was the ninth yearly operation camp by the Remote Area Medical Volunteers and till date we operated more than 400 poor and needy patients of Arunachal Pradesh and Assam. The faith that the people have on the smooth conduction and transparency of the camp inspired the whole team and encouraged the NRI team to visit and serve here time and again.

Mananeeya Eknathji Birth Centenary Celebration

Vivekananda Kendra kanyakumari, Paschim Bang Prant celebrated the birth centenary celebration of Mananeey Eknathji Ranade on today 14th February 2015 at Shri Shikshayatan School,  Lord Sinha Road, Kolkata. Total 250 audience presented on this occasion.

Justice Altamas Kabir (chief Justice of India) addressing the occasion as the presidential address.   Justice Kabir said that, " Swami Vivekananda didn't mention anything for any particular religion. He advised us to serve people of all religion as 'Narayan'" He also mentioned that he experienced the enchanting of "OM" when he visited the "Dhyan Mandir" at Rock Memorial, Kanyakumari. People get connected with the universe by enchanting "OM". Bare Golam Ali , Md. Rafi used to sing it. ( i.e it is not related with any religious practice, it is the culture of our country).

Swami Suhitanandaji, (Secretary, Ramkrishna Mission) mentioned the contribution of Eknathji in Ramakrishna Vivekananda movement as the Chief guest. Nivedita Bhide, (Vice President, Vivekananda Kendra) discussed about live and works of Ma. Eknath Ranade. How he made the mission of Swami Vivekananda's vision with his own practical knowlede for serving the nation.

Safal Yuva - Yuva Bharat Yuva Samelan

Safal yuva yuva Bharat- Youth campaign was held on 10th February at the historical  Centenary Hall of Calcutta University . It was organized by Calcutta University, NSS group and conducted by Vivekananda Kendra Kolkata Mahanagar. The  presence of nearly 1000 students and teachers representing 130 college units was a successful event as the participants showed  eagerness for being  a member of Vivekananda Youth Forum to be launched by Vivekananda Kendra Paschim Banga Pranta shortly. The team leaders showed their interest to organize similar such programmes for the students .

The Vice Chancellor of Calcutta University Dr. Suranjan Das, Pro VC Dr. Dhrubajyoti  Chatterjee, NSS Programme Officer Shri Samir Banerjee, Professor Radharaman Chakraborty ,Sah Sanchalak MEJSP, Paschim Banga Pranta, Shri Nirmalya Bhattacharya, Visesh Sampark Pramukh of MEJSP –PBP and Shri Manoj Das , Prant Sanghatak , Vivekananda Kendra Kanyakumari, Paschim Banga Prant were present in the inaugural session and delivered thought provoking messages.

The day long programme covered games, meditation , power point presentation on How to achieve success in life and Kendra Parichay alongwith video clipping .

The special attraction of the programme was the presentation of Shri Satyen Das, a young Richshaw puller who dared to visit Ladak by Rickshaw. With his will power and undaunted spirit he could achieve his goal which was appreciated and applauded  by the participants attended the programme.

Arise , Awake stop not till the Goal is reached – he did not stop.As he pedaled towards the top of Khardung La on the world's highest motorable pass, he remembered the words of his wife and 9-year-old daughter: "You must complete this mission.”

It is a 2,500km journey that could unnerve even the most seasoned traveler — mountainous terrain, snow-covered tracks, killer weather and sub-zero temperatures. All this preceded by a grueling 2,000 km ride along the highways that connect Kolkata with the northernmost tip of the country. Now imagine doing it on a rickety rickshaw, running simply on will power.

In total, he covered nearly 7,000 kilometers (4,440 miles) to be the first to accomplish the feat, which he hopes to have endorsed by Guinness World Records.

Monday, February 16, 2015

Spiritual Retreat 5th to 11th February 2015

All India Spiritual Retreat was held in Vivekanandapuram, Kanyakumari from 05th to 11th February 2015.

The reporting day was 4th February and most of the participants had arrived and reported during the day. Thirty One participants from seven different states viz, Maharashtra (12 Participants), Assam (8 Participants), Gujarat (4 Participants) Tamil Nadu (2 Participants) reported. On the same day the participants attended the bhajan sandhya and introductory session, wherein the participants were given orientation for the camp. On 05th Morning, Retreat was inaugurated by Mananeeya Angirasji (Mamaji), Very Senior (1973) Life Worker.

The medium of the camp was in Hindi and English.

The 31 participants were organized into three different groups – three groups and named as Tyaga (English) Seva and Samskar (Hindi).

The seven day camp had Morning Prayers, Gita – Pathan, Yogabhyas, Shram – Samskar two lecture sessions, Manthan, Geet – Abhyas, Omkar Dhyan – Meditation, Bhajan Sandhya, and concluded with Ananda Mela.

The lecture sessions were on the topics of Concept of Spirituality, Kendra Prarthana, Shrimad Bhagwad Geeta, Acharya Shankara, Swami Vivekananda, Story of Vivekananda Rock Memorial, Vivekananda Kendra – Concept and activities and purposeful life and Manneeya Eknathji Janma Shati Parva Celebration.
During Manthan Participants discussed over different Chapters from Sadhana of Service.

During Shram – Samskar, Participants took care of the cleanliness, arrangement and management of the premises, accommodation, class rooms and dining hall displaying team – spirit and selfless service.

During the camp, participants visited Vivekananda Rock Memorial, Kanyakumari Amman Temple, Wandering Monk, Vivekananda Pictorial, Gramodaya and Gangotri exhibition. One day Pratahsmaran was held at Mandapam and participants also enjoyed the sunrise that day.

The Retreat went on well in a congenial, spiritual atmosphere with moderate discipline and affection.
Many of the participants have expressed their willingness to devout their time and energy for the service of the society through Vivekananda Kendra. Several enrolled as Patrons thus joining the large family of Vivekananda Kendra.

Friday, February 13, 2015

VKIC foundation day 2015

Chairman VKIC, Dipok Kr Barthakur, delivering the welcome address mentioned that this year is significant for VKIC as it the birth centenary year of Eknathji Ranade, the founding father of Vivekananda Kendra and Vivekananda Rock Memorial. His vision to establish a centre to study the culture of Northeast of India led to the inception of Vivekananda Institute of Culture (VKIC) in 1993.

VKIC has been carrying out various activities in Northeast India especially in Arunachal and Assam. The various studies on different communities carried out by VKIC revealed that though the communities unique in their own way shared many commonalities in their belief system, practices, food habits etc. It is this commonality that VKIC highlights to identify the unifying links among the different communities. To achieve this end VKIC conducts seminars, lecture series, documentation and so on. VKIC also comes out with a bi-annual researched based journal Quest which is well received among the intellectuals and the academia.

In the year 1999, VKIC conceived the idea of felicitating a person from Northeast who has done tremendous service in protecting, preserving and promoting indigenous faith amongst its people. Since then, every year, VKIC Sanmaan is conferred on a person of repute on the foundation day of VKIC.

It is a great privileged for VKIC to be conferring the award on Sri Ramkuiwangbe Newmme of Dimasa Hasao. Sri Ramkui, President, Zeliangrong Heraka Association, Nagaland, Manipur & Assam tirelessly work for the promotion of Heraka faith of the Zeliangrong community overcoming even death threat. Sri Ramkuiji had worked closely with Rani Ma Gaidilui, the great freedom fighter, whom Pandit Nehru described her as the,”Queen of Hills”.  This year is also the centenary year of Rani Ma Gaidilui.

VKIC is happy to have Sri Ramkuiwangbe,VKIC Sanmaanee  and V.V.Bhatt, as Chief Guest on its foundation day and extends a warm welcome to both the distinguished guest and to all.

Speech by V.V.Bhatt:
Chief Guest of the Day, Sri V.V. Bhatt, thanked the institute for inviting him on its foundation day. He presented a power point presentation on the issues facing the Northeast. He said that Northeast cannot be conceived as a single entity because of its diversity. The problem facing Northeast can be seen from the point of national security,internal security,regional security and  it is important to redefine the concept of development accordingly. Development is no longer considered in terms of economic growth only. The concept of development has changed drastically but what we follow as paradigm or parameter keeps continuing for a long time. We need to jettison based on our experiences, new thoughts and new schemes need to be incorporated.

The needs of Northeast are best understood by the local people. Northeast cannot follow the development policies followed elsewhere. A development policy of the Northeast has to be resource based. It has to look into development programme where natural resources are used to the maximum without destroying the ecology. How can we improve in our agricultural, forestry, handloom, and handicraft products needs to be worked out? The concept of border check post needs to be replaced by border trade post for facilitating trade with the neighbouring countries. Hydro power sector of the Northeast needs to be developed to be able to sell to the neighbouring countries.

There is a need of formal policies based on negotiation and discussion. Central government’s intervention in terms of kinds should be appreciative. It is the responsibility of the state govenment to create a conducive environment for development projects to be implemented. If we don’t have the implementation ability, development goals in terms of health, education, poverty reduction, employment etc wouldn’t be realized. Northeast people need to ponder over how to create local institutions that caters to local needs. Northeast need social leaders and social mobilization. New propositions for better development need to chalk out.

Local Food to Eco-Food

Local food culture and traditions have evolved over millenniums in tune with the local natural resources as well as the energy-nutrient needs of local communities. Culinary delights have also evolved to stimulate the taste buds differently. Diversity is the spice of life. Rameshwaram being a nodal point in the web of Gulf of  Mannar marine bio-diversity, it has its own unique and dynamic food traditions as well as soil fertility traditions. In this newsletter we examine two aspects of it: a sweet dish made from seaweed available locally and Goddess festivals which also connect with the germination of a variety of seeds of cereals and pulses.

The 'Green Rameshwaram' project is progressing wonderfully. There have been cleaning campaign with participation from people of the other states, the local youths and students. There have been rallies and street plays to sensitize the locals as well as pilgrims to the theme of 'Green Rameshwaram'. There have been green health camps; public awareness programme on hygiene. There has been thus mass outreach programmes to take the message of Green Rameshwaram. We have also been installing bio-methanation plants which produce energy from bio-waste.

In our monthly happening we have the Azolla camp, workshops on nutrient-rich bio-manure, bio-methanation plant workshops and also lecture on traditional medicine. There have been exposure visit of students and farmers to Gramodaya Park to study various green technologies. In our publication section we have eco-toons related to the educational system - the tradition system that was there before the colonial intervention and also the need for holistic education. In our wisdom section we have ecologists discussing how the food production,.distribution and consumption have to be sustainable and in tune with the conservation of the natural resources.

Rural Development Programme December Month Activities

1.  “Sri Rama Jaya Rama” Mantra was chanted during Deepa Pooja, Shivalinga Pooja and daily by our Balwadi school children, cultural class students and during monthly meetings by our Balwadi teachers and Social Workers. Every month nearly 7, 78,921 times mantras were chanted in 84 localities.

2. Through 74 Balwadis, 1,998 rural Children were nurtured.  In all the Balwadis, Malt along with hygienically prepared highly nutritive lunch with vegetables was served during the day. And in the evening vitamin-rich cereals were provided to the children.

3. In our Medicare Programme, 2056 patients were examined and treated for various common ailments, through 14 Rural Medical Centers in Kanyakumari, Nellai and Thoothukudi districts.

4. Eye camps were conducted at 4 places, in Kanyakumari, and Nellai districts in which 653 were treated for their eye ailments and 106 were operated for cataract. 73 persons given  eye drops and 36 persons given spectacles.

5. In 187 Samskara Vargas, 8534 students participated.  The students were taught about the values of Indian Culture, through games, lectures & lessons.  The feelings of oneness were strengthened among participants, through patriotic songs and games.

6. Under Adopt a Grannie Programme, 28 destitute and old people were provided with monthly solatiums, in the form of rice, dhal, oil, etc., for their livelihood and 107 persons provided rice only, in Southern four districts of Tamilnadu.

7. Monthly Deepa poojas were organized in 218 village temples in five districts of Southern Tamilnadu, in which 11360 ladies participated and offered prayers for the welfare of self, family and the society.

8. Under Amrita Surabhi Scheme, our Kendra workers collected 967 Kgs of rice from  five  districts.

9. Through various branch centers, including Thoothukudi A.O. and book stalls, literature books were sold for Rs. 37,178 /-

10. Vivekavani Subscriptions for 104 for one year, Also contributions were received for 2  patrons..

11. 80 women are being benefited in 4 Self Help Groups in Kanyakumari district.     

12. Yoga Varga has been conducted at 02 places,  Kovilpatti and  Aruppukottai in which 23 persons attended.

13. 4 tailoring units are functioning well in Nellai & Kanyakumari districts with the total attendance of 81.

14.  Shivalinga Poojas were conducted at 03 places in Kanyakumari District and 203 members participated.

15. Durga Pooja was conducted at 03 places, in Kanyakumari District in which 186 devotees participated.

16. Rural Block level competitions was held in all the five districts as detailed belows:
Total No.of.competitions – 5
No.of.Schools – 41, Students – 794
No.of.Parents – 65, Teachers – 415

17. Cultural class conference was heldin Vallioor at Nellai district during December 2014.  Nearly 245 students from 22 cultural classes participated in the function.

18. Anna Pooja was performed at Paramakudi in Ramnad district and 210 devotees participated in the function and rice collection up to 6500 kgs was collected.

19. Mathru Pooja was conducted in Vijaya Achambadu and Nagalapuram 60 devotees participated.

20. Parents  meeting was conducted in Kanyakumari district at 4 places and 105 parents participated.

21. VACS Hr. Sec. School Level boys camp was conducted at Kanyakumari from 27.12.2014 to 30.12.2014. 237 students from 60 schools participated in this camp.

22. Geetha Chanding was performed at 10 places in 4 district and 768 devotees attended.

23. Environmental awareness camp was conducted in seven places near Courtallam and 54 students were participated.

24. 1008 Deepa Pooja was conducted in Thoothukudi Sri. Sankara Rameshwar Temple where 800 devotees participated from 30 villages.

25. PDC Camp was conducted in Vallioor where nearly 100 students were participated.

On 31.8.2014 I was travelling in the bus towards Tiruchendur.One person who was sitting by my side wished me by mentioning my  name. He introduced himself to me by saying that before 17 years he had participated in the cultural class competiton in which I was acting as the Judge. He has also won prizes. At present he is attending RSS Camps and  he is playing Nadaswaram  in functions. He has also participated in a function at our Vinayagar temple of Kanyakumari campus. He informed me that he is ready to attend any Kendra’s; function to play Nadaswaram at free of cost and also gave me his contact number. This incident impressed me very much.

Once I went to my family deity temple along with my family members which is situated near papanasam which is called Sorimuthu Iyanar Temple to celebrate a function. At that time nearly 30 persons from Adaichani came there in a van and each and everybody enquired  my welfare. Also everybody gave me prasadam also to me. On seeing this my family members felt so happy and also informed me that their love and affection towards me was boundless. All of them have studied when I was working as a Kendra teacher which was remembered by them. My balwadi students, cultural class students have been grown up and have not forgotten me. I felt so happy at that time.

Matri Puja at VKV kharsang

On 4th Feb 2015, VKV-kharsang conducted the Matri Puja for the students and parents of class-X. At 10 am. Class-X students received their mothers / fathers to the prayer hall after washing the feets of their parents. It was noticed that such an holy task was done by the students for the first time in the their life and it could touch their heart. Out of 63 students, a total number of 54 parents of 45 students turned out, in which 33 were mothers and 21 were fathers.

बिहार प्रान्त का प्रांतीय कार्यकर्ता प्रशिक्षण शिविर संपन्न

विवेकानन्द केंद्र कन्याकुमारी बिहार प्रांत द्वारा आयोजित पांच दिवसीय प्रान्तीय कार्यकर्ता प्रशिक्षण शिविर का आयोजन गया नगर स्थित श्री रामकृष्ण आश्रम में किया गया ,जिसमें पटना नगर के 11, गया नगर से 03, तिलकपुर से 05 कार्यकर्ता उपस्थित रहे| 08 कार्यकर्ता संचालन चमू में रहे| शिविर का प्रारम्भ 28 जनवरी 2015 शाम 6.30 बजे भजन संध्या से हुआ तत्पश्चात बिहार प्रांत संगठक मुकेश भैया द्वारा पञ्चप्रेरणा श्रोत में से भारतमाता और प्रणव मन्त्र  विषय पर मार्गदर्शन किया गया| 29 जनवरी प्रात: 4:30 जागरण के साथ 5.15 प्रात:स्मरण इसके बाद योगवर्ग, फिर गीता पठन, श्रमसंस्कार, श्रमपरिहार तत्पश्चात प्रथम दिवस के उदघाटन सत्र में श्री महंत कन्हैयादासजी (सिंघ्रा स्थान,गया ) का विशेष मार्गदर्शन प्राप्त हुआ| प्रथम सत्र  और द्वितीय सत्र राष्ट्रभक्त स्वामी विवेकानन्द और मनुष्य निर्माण से राष्ट्रपुननिर्माण विषय पर मार्गदर्शन आ. मोहन जी, संघ के उत्तर पश्चिम क्षेत्र के क्षेत्र कार्यवाह द्वार किया गया|12.30 भोजन 01.45 पर गीत सत्र | मंत्र अभ्यास कराया गया 2.15 नैपुण्य वर्ग में भिन्न -भिन्न विषयों पर हमारे उत्सव, प्रेस विज्ञप्ति ,अभियान,लेखा-जोखा का प्रशिक्षण कराया गया| द्वितीय दिवस प्रथम सत्र और द्वितीय सत्र राष्ट्र के समक्ष चुनौतियां और समय की मांग विवेकानन्द केंद्र विषयों पर मार्गदर्शन  क्रमशः आ. राणाप्रताप जी (सह प्रांत प्रचारक,दक्षिण बिहार ) और डॉ. दयाशंकर पाण्डेय जी,पर्व प्रमुख बिहार द्वारा किया गया, तत्पश्चात 4.45 पर संस्कार वर्ग में खेल, गीत, कहानी, संकल्प और उद्घोष का प्रशिक्षण दिया गया|

तृतीय दिवस के विषय क्रमशः कार्यप्रणाली एवं कार्यपद्धति और संपर्क मंत्र,तंत्र और यन्त्र पर मार्गदर्शन आ. मुकेश भैया द्वारा किया गया उसके बाद चतुर्थ दिवस के प्रथम सत्र में कार्यकर्ताओं प्रत्यक्ष संपर्क करने गए और उसका अनुभव कथन भी हुआ | द्वितीय सत्र में कार्यकर्ता के गुण और विकास पर आ. दयाशंकर पाण्डेय जी द्वारा मार्गदर्शन किया गया |

पंचम दिवस आहुति सत्र आ. मुकेश भैया द्वारा लिया गया उसमें सेवाव्रती, अल्पकालीन, और पूर्णकालीन के लिए आवाहन किया गया तथा नगर सह बैठकों का आयोजन किया गया, जिसमे संस्कार वर्ग, स्वाध्याय वर्ग, योग वर्ग की योजना बनायीं गई साथ ही साथ परिपोषक सदस्य बनाने का भी उस बैठक में संकल्प लिया गया | शिविर में एक विशेस सत्र पाथेय रखा गया  जिसमें भिन्न भिन्न विषय जैसें कथा शिलास्मारक, कार्य रचना और कार्य व्यवस्था, केंद्र प्रर्थाना और चमू निर्माण पर मार्गदर्शन किया गया | रात के समय प्रेरणा से पुनरुथान में प्रतिदिन मा. एकनाथ जी की छोटी छोटी कहानियों पर प्रकाश डाला गया तत्पश्चात हनुमान चालीसा, आत्मावलोकन व गण बैठक के पश्चात पुरे दिवस की समाप्ति होती थी |

शिविर के शिविर अधिकारी का दायित्व श्री सत्येन्द्र शर्मा जी (प्रांत व्यवस्था प्रमुख) शिविर मार्गदर्शक और शिविर प्रमुख का दायित्व आ. मुकेश भैया द्वारा निर्वहन किया गया | इसके अतिरिक्त अलग अलग कार्यकर्ताओं द्वारा अलग अलग दायित्व का निर्वहन किया गया |

Monday, February 9, 2015

purpose? : Vivekananda Kendra News

Special postal cover on Ma. Eknathji JanmaShati Parva

A special postal cover brought out by the Department of Posts to mark the centenary celebrations of Ekanath Ranade, founder of Vivekananda Rock Memorial and Vivekananda Kendra, was released here on Friday.

Anjali Devasher, Chairperson, Investment Board and Postal Service Board, released the special cover at a function held in Vivekananda Kendra Auditorium.

Ms. Anjali Devasher said that the special postal cover on Eknath Ranade was released to honour a great leader by the Department of Posts.

My Stamp was released by T. Murthy, Chief Postmaster General, Tamil Nadu Circle.

D. Bhanudas, general secretary, Vivekananda Kendra, received the special postal cover and My Stamp. A. Balakrishnan, vice-president, Vivekananda Kendra, presided. J. Charukesi, Postmaster General, South Zone, and office-bearers of Vivekananda Kendra attended the function.

Prior to the release of special postal cover and stamp, a short film on Eknath Ranade was screened at the auditorium.

P. Krishnaswami, Administrative Officer, welcomed the gathering and M. Hanumantarao, treasurer, proposed a vote of thanks.

Courtesy : The Hindu

Arunachal VKV Shines at Science Exhibition 2015

Mirnga NGomle, XIth STD Science student of Vivekananda Kendra Vidyalaya Nirjuli, Arunachal Pradesh partake in Science Exhibition 2015 with theme "Landmarks in Science and Mathematics" with sub-theme "Role of Fibonacci Series for Sustainable Education" under the guidance of Sengupta C. S. 
Mirnga secure first position in District & State level & from 6 to 10 January 2015, the final Regional level exhibition held at BITM Kolkata, in which she  secure  the "Best Model Award".

Yuva Sammelan at Pulgaon

Monday, February 2, 2015

Kendra Darshan Shibir 2015

Kendra Darshan Shibir was organized at Vivekanandapuram Kanyakumari for the ‘Vanaprasthi’ karyakartas. 14 Brothers & 5 Sisters total 19 participated. They are working at Andaman, Arunachal, Assam,  Karnataka, Maharashtra & Tamilnadu.

As per the shibir routine set by the Kendra this too started at 0430 hrs wake up & 2200 hrs lights off.

The inauguration of the shibir was by Adarneeya Shri Mamaji (Angirasji) & concluding was with Ahuti Satra by Mananeeya Balakrishnanji. Shri Bhanwar Singh Rajput (Prant Pramukh of MP) was Shibir Pramukh.

4 ganas – namely Bapuraoji, Vaswaniji, Dattaramji & Saraswatididi were chosen as all these Karyakartas worked with Ma Eknathji or were selected by him to work for the motherland through Kendra. Participants also were given the brief sketch of their contribution.

The sessions were on the subjects – purposeful life, panchakshari pancha prerana srot (Pranav Mantra, Bharatmata, Vivekananda, Eknathji & Kendra Prarthana), Safal & Sarthak Jeevan, Our Work, Challenges, Karmayoga, Hum Rishi Banen etc.

The group discussions were based on related topics from Sadhana of Service and Kendra Prathana.
The shibir was first of its kind for the Vanaprashis as specially organized in view of Mananneeya Ekanthji Janma Shati Parv.