Monday, February 22, 2016

VK Rural Development Program Jan 2016 Activity Report

VK Rural Development Program Jan 2016 Activity Report

Vishwabhanu - Bimonthly bulletin of VKVVF (Dec 2015 - Jan 2016)

Vishwabhanu - Bimonthly bulletin of VKVVF (Dec 2015 - Jan 2016)

Spiritual Retreat at Kanyakumari

Spiritual Retreat at KanyakumariAll India Spiritual Retreat was held in Vivekanandapuram, Kanyakumari from 08th to 15th February 2016.
The reporting day was 7thFebruary and most of the participants had arrived and reported during the day. 62 participants from thirteen different states viz, Maharastra (27 participants), Karnataka (6 participants), Tamilnadu (6 participants), Delhi (4 participants), Assam (4 participants), Gujrat (3 participants), Haryana (3 participants), Kerala(2 participants), Bengal (2 participants), Bihar (2 participants), Udisha(1 participant) and Telangana (1 participant) reported. There was a participant from Vietnam also. On the same day the participants attended the Bhajansandhya and Introductory session, wherein the participants were given orientation for the camp.  On 08th morning, Retreat was inaugurated by Mananeeya Angirasji (Mamaji), Very Senior (1973) Life-Worker .
The medium of the camp was in Hindi and English. The 59 participants were organized into six different groups named as Santosh, Samanvay, Samyam, Samatva,(Hindi), Seva and Samskar (English). The seven day camp had Morning Prayers, Gita-Pathan, Yogabhyas, Omkar Dhyan, Shram-Samskar, two Lecture sessions, Manthan, Geet-Abhyas, Cyclic Meditation, Bhajansandhya, and concluded with Preranase Punrutthan. The lecture sessions were on the topics of: Concept of Spirituality, Kendra Prarthana, Shrimad Bhagwad Geeta, Karma Yoga Shloka Sangrah, Upanishad, Swami Vivekananda, Ekanathji, Story of Vivekananda Rock Memorial, Vivekananda Kendra-A Thought Movement, Kendra Activities and Purposeful Life. During Manthan, Participants discussed over different Chapters from Sadhana of Service and Rousing Call to Hindu Nation. 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. They also cleaned ground behind Satyakam building. During Preranase Punrutthan, participants sang songs, performed dance/drama, played different games. One night they were shown films on Construction of Vivekananda Rock Memorial and Ekanathji. In the six sessions they were narrated the Life and Works of Thakur Ramakrishna Paramhans and Mata Sarada Devi. Hanuman Chalisa was chanted everyday. During the Camp, Participants visited Vivekananda Rock Memorial, Kanyakumari Amman Temple, Wandering Monk, Vivekananda Pictorial, Gramodaya and Gangotri exhibitions and details of the Exhibitions were explained. One day participants also enjoyed the sunrise on the beach.
The Retreat went on well in a congenial and spiritual atmosphere with good discipline. 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. Maharashtra Prant Team
 took the responsibility for organizing, managing and executing the Spriritual Retreat.

कैंसर व हृदय रोग शिविर में हुआ 31 मरीजों का निःशुल्क परीक्षण

Cancer Detection & Cardiology Medical Camp at VK BORL Hospital, Bina (M.P.)विवेकानंद केन्द्र बीओआरएल चिकित्सालय में 13 फरवरी 2016 को निःशुल्क कैंसर जांच एवं हृदयरोग परीक्षण शिविर का आयोजन किया गया। शिविर में 31 मरीजों ने लाभ लिया।
शिविर में ग्वालियर स्थित बिरला इंस्टिट्यूट आॅफ मेडिकल रिसर्च (बीआईएमआर) की कैंसर इकाई के वरिष्ठ कैंसर शल्य विशेषज्ञ डाॅ. गौरव अग्रवाल ने मरीजों को परामर्श प्रदान कर परीक्षण किया वहीं कैंसर रोग के गंभीर परिणामों से भी परिचित कराया। शिविर में वरिष्ठ हृदयरोग विषेशज्ञ डाॅ. विनोद वलेचा ने हृदय रोगियों की जांच कर परामर्श प्रदान किया। विवेकानंद केन्द्र बीओआरएल चिकित्सालय के चिकित्सा अधीक्षक डाॅ. एस.के. तिवारी ने बताया है, कि माह के प्रत्येक दूसरे शनिवार को बिडला चिकित्सालय, ग्वालियर के सहयोग से चिकित्सालय में निःशुल्क कैंसर जागरूकता एवं परीक्षण शिविर का आयोजन किया जाएगा, ताकि क्षेत्रवासियों को ज्यादा से ज्यादा स्वास्थ्य सुविधाएं मुहैया कराई जा सकें। शनिवार को आयोजित किए गए शिविर में 6 मरीजों का चयन आपरेशन व कैंसर संबधी जांचों के लिए किया गया उनका उपचार व आपरेशन अगले माह आयोजित होने वाले शिविर के दौरान किया जाएगा।

Vivekananda Kendra Vidyalayas Arunachal Pradesh Trust January Month Report

It is told that the Education which does not focus on the character building aspects of the students fails to produce desired citizens who will contribute to the wellness of the society. I have heard people quoting the example of the Great Wall of China in this context. When the ancient Chinese wanted to protect themselves they decided to construct the great wall which took substantial labors for years to complete.
They thought no one could climb it and attack them. But to the surprise of all the Chinese were invaded thrice during the first 100 years of its existence! And every time, the hordes of enemy infantry had no need of penetrating or climbing over the wall... because each time they bribed the guards and came through the door. They built the wall but forgot to build the character. The education should be character building which ensures peace and prosperity.
The just ended month witnessed number of activities. Majority of them were aimed to impart Value education so that the Students grow up with good character.
Conduct of Martipuja: It is said “If you want to destroy the civilization of a nation there are 3 ways to do so” They are destroying family structure, education & Lower their role models. For the destruction of the family structure, the best way is to undermine the role of the mother. The Matripuja, one of the most popular programs, was conducted to re-stress the role of Mother in one’s life. The students of Class X, who are completing the important stage in their life, perform the puja in which all the mothers of students studying in class X are invited. They perform ‘Padapuja’ and take the blessings of their mothers. The much awaited Programme by Students and Parents are conducted in 5 schools namely Vivek Vihar, Nirjuli, Kharsang, Itanagar Balijan. 229 mothers participated in the Programme. The program earned much appreciation from the parents who expressed deep happiness to present in the program which is rooted in the immortal traditions of our country. The program emanates deep feeling of motherhood and fosters filial duties among the students which act as a guiding light in the journey of life. The Matripuja in other 18 Secondary schools will be conducted in the month of February. Shri. Krishna Kumar & Shri. Unnikrishnan were present in all these schools.
Utsarg Samaroh:  One another Programme for Class X Students before the board examination is ‘Utsarg Samaroh’. The Samaroh is a three-day residential camp conducted with a theme “Gloriously March Forward” for the benefit of all the students studying in 22 Secondary schools of the State. The Programme was held in four venues as per the details given below:
Sl Particulars Venue Dates Boys Girls Participating VKVs
1 Utsarg - 1 Roing 14 to 16 January 2016 104 121 Amliang, Roing, Tafrogam, Sunpura & Oyan
2 Utsarg - 2 Kharsang 18 to 20 January 2016 122 36 Jairampur, Kharsang,  Seijosa, Sher & Banderdewa
3 Utsarg - 3 Itanagar 22 to 24 January 2016 113 137 Yazali, Ziro, Nirjuli, Kuporijo & Vivek Vihar
4 Utsarg - 4 Balijan 25 to 27 January 2016 57 144 Jirdin, Balijan, Nivedita Vihar, Itanagar, Wessang & Shergaon
Total 396 438 834
The students received final touch to the academic subjects by selected Resource persons drawn from various VKVs and also the life giving messages from Acharyas and Swamiji of Chinmaya Mission. Acharya Santhosh, Chinmaya Mission, Chennai, Swami Swatmananda from Chinmaya Mission, Mumbai and Shri. Abhikshek  Dave, Yuvaveer, Chinmaya Yuva Kendra were the main resource persons in different venues  to focus the need to elevating oneself by bringing Transformation at different  levels namely Physical, Cultural, Intellectual, Emotional, & Spiritual Transformation. Sri Unnikrishnan P.M, and R. Krishna Kumar were present in all the venues & Sri.Pradeep Kumar Pandey, Sri.Ananda Dutta could be present in Roing & Kharsang respectively. 
Dignitaries present in the Utsarg
Venue Dignitaries
Roing Smt. Ruchika Katiyal, IAS, Addl. Deputy Commissioner, Lower Dibang Valley District, A.P
Kharsang Shri. Ashok Kr Yadav, Executive Engineer of WRD, Kharsang
Itanagar Shri. B.Lindo, Director, Department of Secondary School Education, Govt. of A.P.
Balijan Shri. Likha Teji, Under Secretary, Department of Education, Govt.of Arunachal Pradesh.
Ecstatic Moment for the VKVs of Arunachal Pradesh: It is a moment of great happiness for the VKVs of Arunachal Pradesh when four young VKVians brought laurels to India by standing third at the Taiwan International Science Fair which was held from January 24 to 29 at Taipei. VKV Nirjuli students Lishank Tasar (Class VII) and Tadar Parte (Class VIII), presented a “Study on Traditional House Architecture in Itanagar Capital Complex and to improve climatic responsive contemporary house” while VKV Jirdin students, Toyir Kamgo and Zarnie Lollen, (both class VIII students), made their presentation on “Impact of firewood collection on weather & Climate of Jirdin village, Aalo”.
153 projects were presented in the event which saw the participation of 513 young scientists from various countries. The four were awarded medal, citations and cash prize of 3200 dollars. The selection process was a tedious one with scrutiny of projects at districts and then at the state Level by State Council for Science and Technology, Department of Science and Technology and finally at National Children Science Congress held at Bangalore and Chandigarh, sponsored by the Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India. Kudos to the students and the teacher guides!
Workshop for the Accountant and Clerk: A One day workshop for the accountant and the clerks was conducted in VKVAPT, Dibrugarh on 14th January 2016 in which 19 accountants and clerks from various VKVs attended. Mananeeya Sri D. Bhanudasjiji, General Secretary, Vivekananda Kendra, Kanyakumari graced the occasion and enlighten the participants. Various sessions relating to Accounts, Store keeping, Systematic Filing system and other related works were taken by Sri Arun Raj Singh Shekhawatji, Administrative Officer, VKVAPT, Sri Arindam Bhattacharjee, Accounts Officer, Sri Sagar Lad, Internal Auditor, VKVAPT and Sri Maheshanji, Office In-Charge, VKVAPT.
Celebration of National Youth Day: The National Youth Day was celebrated with lots of enthusiasm in all the VKVs of Arunachal Pradesh. A large number of parents and well wishers attended the programs in which students presented well prepared cultural programs.
Celebration of Republic Day:  The VKVs of Arunachal Pradesh celebrated Republic Day with the usual patriotic fervor in the respective schools. In addition to this, School parade and band contingents were sent to the District level celebration ground which enhanced the grandeur of the celebration.
Deshbhakti Kavi Sammelan Held:  Like earlier years, VKV Kuporijo conducted Deshbhakti Kavi Sammelan on 28th January after the celebration of the 67th Republic Day of the country in order to infuse patriotic fervor and to nurture the creative impulses of the students. 350 poem lovers took part in the event wherein selected young poets not only from the host school but also from various schools namely Si-Donyi Public School, Abotani Middle School, Adarsh Public School, Govt. B. M. School, Govt. Sikarijo Sec. School, Vivekananda Public School, Govt. Lida Sec. School, Govt. H. S. School presented their mesmerizing self created poems.
Awareness programs regarding Junk Food: In response to the CBSE’s initiatives against Junk food, many VKVs conducted awareness programs during the month.VKV Kuporijo organized the awareness program in a larger scale in which teachers and Principal spoke to the students, Doctor was invited to take session in which students asked questions, conducted collage and poster making competition. VKV Itanagar, Nirjuli, Banderdewa, Jirdin and VKV Vivek Vihar conducted awareness program by inviting Resource persons and guidance by the teachers.
Dear sisters and brothers we are at the fag end of the session. There are many works to complete- like finalizing the records of CCE, the revision of the academic subjects, chalking out assignments and project works to give to students as their vacation activities, preparing the activity calendar for the next academic session etc. Do all these with utmost dedication. We need to have highest degree of excellence in all the activities that we undertake. We also need to keep up the excellent academic results. Work hard to achieve the set goals.

पटना में परिपोषक सम्मेलन

Swami Vivekananda Jayanti 2016 patnaपरिपोषक सम्मेलन- 31 जनवरी 2016 को स्वामी विवेकानन्द जयन्ती (हिन्दी तिथि के अनुसार) के अवसर पर परिपोषक सम्मेलन का आयोजन केन्द्र कार्यालय(162, पाटलिपुत्रा काॅलोनी, पटना) में किया गया।
कार्यक्रम का शुभारम्भ 3 ॐ कार प्रार्थना से किया गया। "सेवा है यज्ञ कुण्ड" गीत केबाद केन्द्र परिचय और पटना में चल रही केन्द्र की गतिविधियों पर नगर प्रमुख श्री ज्ञानेश्वर शर्मा जी द्वारा प्रकाश डाला गया। मुख्य अतिथि और मुख्य वक्ता के रूप में विवेकानन्द केन्द्र कन्याकुमारी के महासचिव मा॰ डी॰ भानुदास जी उपस्थित रहें। जिन्होंने सेवा के विषय में बताते हुए कहा कि एक-दूसरें का सुख-दुख को हम जानेगे तो सारा जग सुखी होगा और हम कभी अपने व्यक्तिगत जीवन की कामना नहीं करते है और आगे केन्द्र प्रार्थना की पंक्ति ‘जीवनेयवदादानम्’ को समझाते हुए कहा कि जीवन में जितना ग्रहण किया है उससे ज्यादा हमें देना चाहिए और दुसरों को भी इसके लिए प्रेरित करना चाहिए और यह भी बताया कि यज्ञ को जलना है तो आहुति देनी होगी। कार्यक्रम में कुल उपस्थिति 35 की रही। कार्यक्रम का संचालन श्री पंकज कुमार जी, प्रांत प्रशिक्षण प्रमुख ने किया तथा आभार प्रदर्शन प्रांत साहित्य प्रमुख शिव कुमार प्रसाद सिंह जी द्वारा किया गया।

Thursday, February 11, 2016

प्रांतीय कार्यकर्ता प्रशिक्षण शिविर २०१६

Prant Karyakarata Prashikshan Shibir 2016प्रांतीय कार्यकर्ता प्रशिक्षण शिविर 18 जनवरी 2016 से 24 जनवरी २०१६ तक बिहार के पवित्र व् ऐतिहासिकनगरी राजगीर के कैलाश आश्रम में संपन्न हुआ। शिविर का शुभारम्भ 18 जनवरी की शाम भजन संध्या से किया गया।
शिविर में प्रतिदिन सुबह 4;30 जागरण से लेकर रात 10 बजे तक विभिन्न गतिविधियों का आयोजन किया गया। शिविर में राष्ट्र भक्त सन्यासी स्वामी विवेकानंद, मनुष्य निर्माण से राष्ट्र पुनरुत्थान, राष्ट्र के समक्ष चुनौतियाँ, अनुशासन, आज्ञापालन और दिनचर्या, केंद्र कार्य की आवश्यकता, संपर्क तंत्र और मंत्र आदि विषयो पर मार्गदर्शन श्री मुकेश कीर (प्रान्त संगठक ), श्री मोहन जी (क्षेत्र कार्यवाह) श्री दयाशंकर पाण्डेय जी (प्रान्त पर्व प्रमुख) श्री विजय वर्मा (प्रान्त संपर्क प्रमुख) और श्री धर्मदास (नगर संगठक, पटना) आदि कार्यकर्ताओं द्वारा मार्गदर्शन किया गया।
शिविर के नैपुण्य वर्ग में हमारे उत्सव, कार्यालयीन व्यवस्था, बैठक, सेवा प्रकल्प और नगर रचना को व्यवस्थित रूप से समझाया गया। शिविर में मुख्य बात यह रही की कैलाश आश्रम के अध्यक्ष स्वामी बलनानन्द जी द्वारा प्रेरणा से पुनरुत्थान में 5 दिन तक शंकराचार्य के जीवन पर प्रकाश डाला गया। शिविर में एक दिन कार्यकर्ताओ को वहां के ऐतिहासिक कुण्ड में स्नान के लिए ले जाया गया। उस कुण्ड के बारे में कहा जाता है की उसमे नहाने से शरीर की सारी व्याधियां व पाप नष्ट होते हैं। शिविर में कुल उपस्थिति 29 रही और 6 कार्यकर्ता सञ्चालन टीम में रहे।  प्रान्त व्यस्था प्रमुख श्री सत्येन्द्र कुमार शर्मा जी मुख्य रूप से उपस्थित रहे। शिविर के सफल सञ्चालन में प्रान्त के सभी कार्यकर्ताओं की अहम् भूमिका रही।

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Young Arunachalee VKVens scientists shine at Taiwan International Science Fair

Young-Arunachalee-scientistsITANAGAR, Feb 07: Four girl students from Arunachal have secured the 3rd position at the Taiwan International Science Fair, which was held from Jan 24-29 at Taipei.
VKV Nirjuli students Lishank Tasar (Class VII) and Tadar Parte (Class VIII), presented a “Study on Traditional Hous
e Architecture in Itanagar Capital Complex and to improve climatic responsive contemporary house” while VKV Jirdin Aalo students, Toyir Kamgo and Zarnie Lollen, (both class VIII students), made their presentation on “Impact of firewood collection on weather & Climate of Jirdin village, Aalo”.
The four were awarded medal, citations and cash prize of 3200 dollars.
153 projects were presented in the event which saw the participation of 513 young scientists from 22 countries.
The selection process was a tedious one with scrutiny of projects at districts and then at the state Level by State Council for Science and Technology, Department of Science and Technology and finally at National Children Science Congress held at Bangalore and Chandigarh, sponsored by the Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India.
The students were under the guidance of Director cum Member Secretary State Council for Science and Technology, Department of Science and Technology, Er.Tanya Ronya and State Coordinator, Children Science Congress Dr Debojit Mahanta.
Ronya has congratulated the students for the stupendous performance and thanked Chief Secretary Ramesh Negi for his interest in the innovation and Science activities relevant to the need of the state.

ग्वालियर में माननीय एकनाथजी रानडे कबड्डी महोत्सव संपन्न

Kabbadicompitation-MEJSP-2016ग्वालियर , विवेकानंद केंद्र कन्याकुमारी की ग्वालियर शाखा द्वारा स्थानीय जोश एको एडवेंचर स्पोर्ट क्लब ग्वालियर के सहयोग से माननीय एकनाथजी की जन्मशती पर्व समापन के उपलक्ष में उनके प्रिय खेल कबड्डी का महोत्सव के रूप में आयोजन किया गया जिसमे विद्यालय स्तर की कुल २२ टीमों से संपर्क किया।
उनमे से १५ टीमों ने भाग लिया शेष टीमों के विद्यालयों में प्री-बोर्ड परिक्षण प्रारम्भ होने से सहभागी नहीं हो सकी. महोत्सव का उद्घाटन विशेष क्षेत्र विकास प्राधिकरण ग्वालियर के अध्यक्ष श्री राकेश जादोन के मुख्या आतिथ्य एवं नागरिक सहकारी बैंक ग्वालियर के कोषाध्यक्ष श्री विनोद सूरी की अध्यक्षता में हुआ। महोत्सव की प्रस्तावना रखते हुए केंद्र के प्रान्त प्रमुख श्री भंवरसिंह राजपूत ने माननीय एकनाथ जी के जीवन पर प्रकाश डालते हुए बताया कि एकनाथजी ने छात्र जीवन से ही खेलो के द्वारा अपना शरीर,मन और बुद्धि का विकास किया। संघ की शाखाओ में भी ने स्वयंसेवकों को इस ओऱ प्रेरित करते थे। उन्होंने कहा कि ने देश की राष्ट्रिय धरोहर के रूप में एक कुशल संगठक का परीचाय देते हुए स्वामी विवेकानंद की कन्याकुमारी में समुद्र के बीच शिला स्मारक निर्मित कराया। श्री राजपूत ने बताया कि एकनाथजी की जन्म शताब्दी जिस प्रकार हमने एक पर्व के रूप में आयोजित की उसीप्रकार कबड्डी को भी हमने एक महोत्सव के रूप में आयोजित करने का निर्णय लिया है। वैसे भी प्रतियोगिता का भाव दो प्रतिद्वंदियों में नकारात्मक विचार उत्पन्न करता है जबकि उत्सव में हमारे विचार सदैव सौहार्दपूर्ण तथा सकारात्मक होते हैं। इसलिए हम इसे उत्सव के रूप में लेकर सभी खिलाडी इस मैदान पर खेल भावना से खेलेंगे और एकनाथजी के संगठनात्मक विचारो का स्मरण करते रहेंगे।
मुख्या अतिथि श्री राकेश जादोन ने केन्द्र द्वारा आयोजित कबड्डी महोत्सव की सराहना करते हुए कहा की हमारे देश का युवा भारत के परम्परागत खेलो से विमुख सा होता दिखाई दे रहा है लेकिन आज कबड्डी के खेल को एक उत्सव के रूप में आयोजित करना वास्तव में युवा पीढ़ी को अपनी पहिचार को पुनर्स्थापित करना है। उन्होंने कहा कि ग्वालियर वास्तव में यह प्राथन प्रयास है लेकिन आगे भी इसे स्थापित करने के लिए प्रत्येक युवा को आगे आकर इस प्रकार के खेलो को बढ़ावा देना चाहिए और उत्साह के साथ सहभागी होना चाहिए। भारतीय सभी खेल खर्चीले काम और शरीर मन बुद्धि के तीब्र विकास के लिए बहुत उपयोगी हैं। श्री जादोन ने अगले वर्ष इस खेल को बढ़वा देने के लिए बृहद अपेक्षित सहयोग का आश्वासन देकर खिलाडियों का उत्साहवर्धन किया।
कबड्डी महोत्सव दिनांक 01 फरवरी से 03 फरवरी तक भारतीय बिद्या निकेतन शिवपुरी लिंक रोड ग्वालियर पर आयोजित किया गया जिसका समापन नगर निगम के महापौर श्री विवेक नारायण शेजवलकर जी द्वारा किया गया। विजेता टीम को 5000 रुपये का नगद पुरुष्कार स्मृति चिन्ह व् सभी को मेडल प्रदान किये गए। इसीप्रकार उपविजेता टीम को 3000 रुपये नगद स्मृति चिन्ह मेडल तथा तृतीय स्थान प्राप्त करने वाली टीम को 1100 रुपये नगद मेडल दिए गए साथ ही सभी सहभागी खिलाडियों को टी-शर्ट ओ प्रमाण पत्र दिए गए। समापन अवसर पर महापौर ने खिलाड़ियों का फाइनल मैच देखा और उन्हें सम्बोधित करते हुए कहा कि आज नेतृत्व कर रहे श्री मोदी जी कबड्डी खेलते खेलते यहाँ तक पहुंचे हैं इनके पूर्व भी मन.अटल जी ने भी इसी ग्वालियर की धरती पर कबड्डी खेली है जो हमारे लिए गौरव की बात है। हम अपने महापुरूषों से किसी न किसी रूप में प्रेरणा प्राप्त कर सकते हैं। आवश्यकता है तो केवल इक्षाशक्ति की। इसलिए हमें अपनी इक्षाशक्ति को दृढ़ता प्रदान करनी है तभी हम अपने जीवन की वास्तविक सफलता को प्राप्त कर सकते हैं। समापन अवसर पर केंद्र की प्रान्त संगठक मान. शीतल दीदी भारतीय विद्या निकेतन के संचालक श्री गौतम भागचंदानी जी ,विभाग संचालक डॉक्टर चंद्रकांत मोघे जी , सह नगर संचालक श्री विजय गुप्ता जी, विभाग पर्व प्रमुख श्री नितिन मांगलिक जी, नगर पर्व प्रमुख तथा कबड्डी महोत्सव के संयोजक श्री राधाकिशन खेतान जी जोश एक एडवेंचर क्लब के सचिव श्री रवि रावत जी ने भी तीनो दिन उपस्थित रहकर खिलाडियों का उत्साहवर्धन किया।

From Development with a human face to the Adwait of “Man and Nature”

This month’s newsletter brings you the beautiful signage which we have erected on the highway as part of ‘Green Rameshwaram’ project. The signage conveys the core principle of the ‘Green Rameshwaram’ project such as Development with a human face, planting and caring of trees etc.
In our happenings section, we have various training programmes on Farming practices, Cost effective construction technologies, Holistic health, Renewable energy sources etc. In the ‘Green Rameshwaram’ project, we have highlighted different aspects such as appreciation of our work by the Dist. Administration, New garbage bins welcoming the pilgrims, Rangoli competition for creating the awareness and a new initiative of giving a facelift to the Ratha veethis by colouring the old houses.
In the wisdom section, we have Shri.Makarand Paranjape ridicules the so-called scientists and their Ostrich type mentality. Winin Pereira, journalist with Jeremy Seabrook, Nuclear physicist explains beautifully the difference between Wisdom and Science while Ilya Prigogine, Physical chemist and Nobel Laureate with Philosopher Isabelle Stengers brings out the Adwait of “Man and Nature”.
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स्थानिक कार्यकर्ता प्रशिक्षण शिविर, नागपुर

Sthanik Karyakarta Prashikshan Shivirनागपुर के अमरावती रोड स्थित नारायण नगर में स्थानिक कार्यकर्ता प्रशिक्षण शिविर दिनांक 30 और 31 जनवरी, 2016 इस कालावधि में हुआ। शिविर की शुरुवात दिनांक 30 जनवरी को सुबह 11 बजे प्रार्थना से हुई। 4 विस्तारों से 28 
कार्यकर्ताओं ने इस शिविर में सहभाग लिया।
शिविर की जानकारी तथा परिचय के पश्चात राष्ट्रभक्त स्वामी विवेकनन्द इस बौद्धिक सत्र के साथ शिविर का क्रम आगे बढ़ा। माननीय एकनाथजी तथा शिलास्मारक, प्रार्थना, कार्यकर्ता और अनुशासन इन विषयों पर भी बौद्धिक सत्र हुए। व्यवहार में राष्ट्रभक्ति तथा केन्द्र प्रार्थना इन विषयों पर मंथन हुआ। दोपहर के अभ्यास सत्र में भजन और देशभक्ति गीतों के साथ कार्यपद्धति, कार्यपत्रक, कार्यक्रम तथा उत्सव इन विषयों पर अभ्यास हुआ। सायं. खेल सत्र के पश्चात भजन संध्या का आयोजन नारायण नगर स्थित शिव मंदिर में किया गया था। 'प्रेरणा से पुनरुत्थान' में संगठन यह विषय सूत्र बांधते हुए मा. विश्वासजी ने प्रेरणादायी प्रसंगों को मध्य रखकर वैचारिक आदान प्रदान किया।
कार्यकर्ता के जीवन में भारत मा का कार्य सतत रूप से करने का संकल्प अत्यंत महत्वपूर्ण है ऐसा प्रतिपादन महाराष्ट्र तथा गोवा प्रान्त संगठक मा. विश्वासजी लपालकर ने समापन सत्र में किया। इस सत्र में विदर्भ विभाग प्रमुख श्री आनंदजी बगड़िया उपस्थित थे।
लखेश्वर चंद्रवंशी, शोभाताई पितले, गौरीताई खेर, क्षमाताई दाभोलकर इन कार्यकर्ताओं ने शिविरार्थियों को मार्गदर्शन किया। शिविर प्रमुख का दायित्व गौरीताई खेर और सहशिविर प्रमुख का दायित्व क्षमाताई दाभोलकर ने निभाया।

One day youth workshop in Bilashpur

One Day Youth WorkshopOne day youth workshop was organized on the birthday of Swami Vivekananda, 31st  January (According to Hindu Calender) by Vivekananda Kendra Bilaspur.
120 selected students participated in the workshop from various collages (63 brothers+ 42 Sisters+ 15 organizing team) Guru Gasidas Central University, PGBT Clg, D.P. Vipra Clg, Science Clg, Diet Pendra, kota Clg etc.). Workshop was started with vadic prayers followed by interactive session on various subjects.

रायपुर में सामूहिक सूर्य नमस्कार

Samuhik Suryanamaskaarविवेकानन्द केन्द्र कन्याकुमारी ,शाखा -रायपुर द्वारा आज दिनांक 31 जनवरी 2016 को दीनदयाल उपाद्ध्याय नगर सेक्टर -4 स्थित पासपोर्ट ऑफिस के पास दुर्गा गार्डेन,में सामूहिक सूर्य नमस्कार का आयोजन किया गया।
इस सामूहिक सूर्य नमस्कार में दीनदयाल उपाद्ध्याय नगर के कुल १३० वरिष्ट नागरिको एवं बच्चो ने भाग लिया। इस कार्यक्रम में योग के विभिन्न आसनों का प्रदर्शन बच्चों द्वारा किया गया। तथा बच्चों ने एक साथ सामूहिक सूर्य नमस्कार किया। कार्यक्रम में रा.स्वयं सेवक संघ के नगर प्रचारक श्री यज्ञ सिंह ने माग्दर्शन किया । उन्होंने स्वामी विवेकानन्द का कथन दोहराया कि वह ऐसे युवा चाहते थे जिनकी लोहे की मसपेसियाँ हो,फौलाद के स्नायु हो तथा वज्र जैसा मन वस् करता हो । विवेकानन्द केन्द्र के कार्यकर्ता श्री सुभाष चन्द्राकर जी ने भारत भ्रमण के दौरान बंदरो से सामना करने की कहानी सुनाकर कठिन परिस्थितियों से लड़ने की प्रेरणा दी । अंत में दीनदयाल उपाद्ध्याय नगर वार्ड की पार्षद श्रीमती मीनल चौबे का मार्गदर्शन मिला, उन्होंने बच्चो को शारीरिक श्रम एवं व्यायाम के माध्यम से शारीरिक, मानसिक, बौध्हिक एवं अध्यात्मिक रूप से संपन्न होने की प्रेरणा दी।

Rural Development Programme December Month Activities

Rural Development Program1 “Sri Rama Jaya Rama” Mantra was chanted during the Deepa Pooja and 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 8,07,620 times mantras were chanted in 84 localities.
2. Through 76 Balwadis, 2,023 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, 1625 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 3 places, in Kanyakumari, Nellai and Thoothukudi districts in which 445 were treated for their eye ailments and 69 were operated for cataract. 51 persons given eye drops and 45 persons given spectacles.
5. In 175 Samskara Vargas, 7,140 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, 24 destitute and old people were provided with monthly solatiums, in the form of rice, dhal, oil, etc., for their livelihood and 112 persons provided rice only, in Southern four districts of Tamilnadu.
7. Monthly Deepa poojas were organized in 235 village temples in five districts of Southern Tamilnadu, in which 10788 ladies participated and offered prayers for the welfare of self, family and the society.
8. Under Amrita Surabhi Scheme, our Kendra workers collected 798 Kgs of rice from five districts.
9. Through various branch centers, including Thoothukudi A.O. and book stalls, literature books were sold for Rs. 64,289 /-
10. 110 Vivekavani Subscriptions collected, One Yuva Bharathi 86 Patron were also collected.
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. Swadhyaya Varga has been conducted at one places, Kovilpatti and Aruppukottai in which 13 persons attended
14. 4 tailoring units are functioning well in Nellai Kanyakumari districts with the total attendance of 81.
15. Shivalinga Poojas were conducted at 03 places in Kanyakumari District and 267 members participated.&
16. Durga Pooja was conducted at 03 places, in Kanyakumari District in which 244 devotees participated.
17. Rural level competition was held in five districts Total No.of. competitions - 11, Schools -112, Students -2286, Parents - 166, Teachers - 155
21. On 12th December 2023 children from 76 balwadies were given Vegetable rice, Bananas and Vada in memory of Smt. Chithra Ramasamy’s father.
22. On 14th December 2023 childrens from 76 ­­­­­balwadies were given Vegetable rice, Bananas and Vada in memory of Sri. Mohan Kumar.
23. Cultural class conference was held in Vallioor and Thoothukudi during December 2015. Nearly 268 students from 11 cultural classes participated in group songs, dramas, elocution and divine shows.
24. Anna Pooja was performed at Paramakudi in Ramnad district and 250 devotees participated in the function and rice up to 7000 kgs was collected.
25. Geetha chanting performed at 9 places in 3 district and 1130 participated.
26. 1008 Deepa Pooja was conducted 20.12.2015 in Thoothukudi Sri Sankara Rameshwar Temple where 920 devotees participated from 40 villages. Before that in Mathar Sammelan, one new book “Annaiar Kanda Annai Nam Bharatham” released by Mrs. Subathra Vetrivel. Cultural class and Balwadi students dramas and songs performed.
27. Anna Pooja with Geetha chanting was held at Kovilpatti. All India Treasurer Sri. Hanumanthra,  “Vivekavani” editor N.Krishnamoorthiji attended and blessed the participants. Nearly 3500 kgs rice collected and 150 participated in the programme.
28. Mathru Pooja and Parents Meeting were conducted in Tirunelveli and Ramnad district at 2 places and 125 participated.
This month, we have distributed the rice which was collected through Amrita Surabhi and Anna Pooja to Balwadi children, old poor people and the institutions as mentioned below:
1. Mounagurusamy madam, Thootioodu - 100 Kgs
2. Hindu Middle School - A.Thiumalapuram - 100 Kgs
P. Packia Saroja – Puthalam - Kanyakumari District
One day after closing the Balwadi, I locked the door and kept the key on the bench outside and sat there. When I thought of leaving I searched for the key. It was not on the bench. One of our Balwadi children named Tharshika came to me and took the key from the book she told me that she had kept the key safely under her books. It touched my heart and her consciousness of keeping things safely was really appreciable.
S.Jeyalakshmi – Sayalgudi – Ramnad District
On 18.08.2015 we conducted cultural competitions at girls’ Hr. Sec. School, Sayalgudi. It was my first experience. Because of our effective canvassing, more number of schools participated. After finishing I approached the Headmistress for distributing the prizes. She expressed her surprise and happiness on seeing the great number of participants. She regretted for not having an auditorium to accommodate comfortably. She also assured us that next year she would provide an auditorium. I felt proud and happy about my first experience.
V.Chenthil Kumari – North Peyankuzhi – Kanyakumari district
One day I happened to meet one of my religious class students. She felt much delighted on seeing me. She expressed her happiness on writing a test on the book “Indian Culture” and there by selected for the camp at Kanyakumari. She attended the ‘Deepa Pooja’ conducted in the camp and was much impressed on that. She also told me that with that experience, she herself conducted “Deepa Pooja” in her village. On hearing this, I felt very happy and proud of our Kendra activities.