Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Ma. Balakrishnanji’s visit to Hyderabad and interaction with Karyakartas

Vice President of Vivekananda Kendra Mananeeya Balakrishnanji visited Hyderabad between 20th and 22nd August 2016. During his stay, he took the stock of Kendra’s work in the city in particular and Prant in general. He paid his visit to senior Kendra worker Smt. P. Kalawati (Mataji) who was recently bereaved.

On 21st August 2016, a Karyakarta Baithak was organized at Vivekananda Kendra Kaushalam. Almost 70 karyakartas from the city, including Prant Sanchalak Justice Ramuluji, Prant Sah Pramukh Sri Prasanna, Prant Sanghatak Ku. Sujatha Nayak, Prant Vyavatha Pramukh Sri Bhaskar Sharma, Vibhag Pramukh Sri Sudhakar Reddy and Vibhag Sanghatak Sri Deepak Khaire participated in the program.  Nagar Samiti members from Dilsukh Nagar, Ameerpet Nagar, Kukatpally Nagar and Baghlinghampally Nagar were present in good number.

The program was highly informative and inspiring as Ma. Balakrishnanji, in the course of his formal and informal talk, spoke on variety of subjects including the vision of Vivekananda Kendra, the work of Kendra in tribal areas, the need to strengthen the work amongst children and youth, the vision behind its Kaushalam Project and the need of dedicated full time and local workers for this noble mission. On a question of use of technology in spreading Kendra work, Balakrishnanji said we must embrace  technology with changing times because change is permanent, and so are the values. We must be updated. He also briefed the time tested chatusutri in expanding the work. Ma. Balakrishnanji said we must find and solve the problems the society is facing, proactively, without depending on the government.

Responding to what inspired him to join Vivekananda Kendra, Balakrishnanji recalled his pre Kendra life when he was in Indian Air force which  was though challenging enough, he was looking for greater challenge and responding to Mananeeya Eknathji’s call, resigned his well paying job to join as Jeevanvrati of Vivekananda Kendra. He said his forty-four years in Kendra have been extremely challenging and satisfying, and would like to be a Jeevenvrati of Vivekananda Kendra in his next birth too. 

The program concluded with Shanti mantra and Kendra Prarthana, followed by Lunch during which the karyakartas interacted informally with Balakrishnanji and also with each other.

Pariwar Milan at Brahmapur

Vivekananda Kendra , Brahmapur (ODISHA) Branch had organized pariwar milan programme on 21st august 2016 at kendra premises. Kum. Varsha Didi Jivan vrati karyakarta was with us as chief guest.

The programme was started by omkar chanting followed by Bhajan sandhya , Games , Patriotic Geets and Motivational clip of Azim Premji foundation who is presently working in the field of education was shown to the gathering to inspire them , for Man making and Nation building Mission .

Kum. Varsha didi spoke on the topic of Grihastha Dharma is shrestha dharma and duties of grihasti in Nation building , along with speech a discussion was also held on this topic which was appreciated by the  gathering.

In the ending Rashtriya Raksha Bandhan (Bond of Protection of Rashtra) was celebrated in which all the participants tied a Rakhi on each others Wrist and taken a vow to protect our Rashtra, followed by kendra prarthna.

भीलवाडा में विवेकानंद केंद्र राजस्थान प्रान्त का पदावली शिविर

विवेकानंद केंद्र राजस्थान प्रान्त का पदावली शिविर 13 से 15 अगस्त 2016 को विवेकानंद केंद्र कन्याकुमारी शाखा भीलवाडा के कार्यालय "एकनाथ निलयम " पर आयोजित किया गया।

इस शिविर में माननीया अपर्णा दीदी ने उपस्थित २२ प्रतिभागियों को पदावली के श्लोक, गीत, भजन एवं मन्त्रों का गहनता से अभ्यास कराया। शिविर में भीलवाडा में बिरला स्कूल के संगीत विभागाध्यक्ष श्री गौरी शंकर जी ने भी सहभागियों को लय एवं ताल के सम्बन्ध में महत्वपूर्ण जानकारियां दी। प्रान्त प्रमुख श्री भगवान् सिंह जी ने प्रतिभागियों को राजस्थानी गीत सिखाया। इस अवसर पर कार्यकर्ताओं के लिए परीक्षा दें हँसते हँसते की पीपीटी कार्यशाला प्रशिक्षण का भी आयोजन किया गया जिसमें प्रान्त संघटक सुश्री प्रांजली येरिकर एवं प्रान्त प्रशिक्षण प्रमुख डॉ. स्वतंत्र शर्मा ने सहभागियों को प्रशिक्षण दिया। 15 अगस्त पर ध्वजारोहण उपरांत शिविर का समापन किया गया।

Independence Day Celebration at vkv Vallioor

Independence Day was celebrated in a grand manner on  15th August in our school campus. 

The  Chief  guest Mr. Gnana Shekaran, Senior Lawar & organizer of Arivu Thirukkovil  hoisted the National flag. Man. Nivethitha Didi, Vice president of Vivekananda Kendra and Rock memorial, Kanyakumari was the special guest.  Students from all the level participated in Band Display.  Students made the celebration a grand one by presenting different programmes as Bharathanatyam, different kinds of exercises,  Yoga,  Karate,  Hoops, and Pyramid.   Speeches  about freedom in Tamil and English were delivered by the  Students.  Inspiring speeches were given by our honorable guests and they awarded prizes to the students who scored more than 90% marks during the last academic year.  After the celebration, sweets were distributed to students and parents. The celebration came to end with Kendra Prayer.   Our School correspondent Shri. S.K. Subramanian arranged the function in a grand one.

“We commemorate all the great personalities who had played their important role in the independence of India ”

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Inter School Patriotic Song Competition by Pimpri-Chinchwad Branch

Vivekananda Kendra Chinchwad Branch had organized an Inter School Patriotic song Competition for schools here in the city of Pimpri Chinchwad.

Around 65 schools particapated in this event. We had received tremendous and huge response as the hall was packed with students and teachers. All the songs chosen by the schools were superb and really instilling the spirit of patriotism in us. The whole atmosphere had become magical with the shouting of slogans " Koun Chale bhai Kaun Chale - Swamiji ke Veer Chale", "Bharat Mata ki Jai", "Kashmir se Kanyakumari - Bharat Mata Ek Hamari" etc. we have urged all the schools to definitely enrol for our Pariksha de Hanste Hanste Shibir especially for the students of Std. IX and X.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Medical Camps in Namsai District

Vivekananda Kendra Arun Jyoti conducted five Medical Camps in flood affected Namsai district of Arunachal Pradesh from 8th to 12th August 2016.

The camps were organized at Mahadevpur I, New Silatoo, Philobari and Woisali villages of Lekang circle and Menkeng Miri of Namsai circle. A total 759 patients were examined by our mobile medical team and medicines were distributed free of cost. Most of the patients were suffering from cough, cold, fever, skin diseases and various water borne diseases. Our medical team interacted with the village elders, youths and students and advised them to take special care on clean and safe drinking water during flood.  

All Lekang Youth and Student Union (ALYSU) and Adi Student’s Union of Lekang block volunteers associated with the medical team for successful completion of the camps. The CDPO, Namsai also joined hands with the Arun Jyoti team for the camp in Namsai circle.

It is to be mentioned that Gokul Braj Foundation, a non-profit organization from Mumbai donated various medicines for the flood victims and these medicines were utilized during the camps in the flood affected areas.  

Gurupurnima Celebrated at Bangaluru

Vivekananda Kendra Kanuakumari, Bangalore Branch celebrated the Gurupurnima program on 23rd of July 2016 at Kendra premises. Smt. Gayatri Krishnamurthy, Pravachanakaararu and Kirthanakaararu blessed the gathering. She was with us  as  chief guest. In the beginning Srinivasaiah, Sanchalak welcomed the gathering and gave a brief introduction of the Guest. Smt Ratnamma, Vyavastha Pramukh thanked the guest and all the participants. Smt Kunda, Nagar Pramukh and Chief Trustee of Sadyojatha Charitable Trust presided over the function.  Smt Gayatri Krishnamurthy spoke about the significance of Guru and Vyasa Poornima. The speech was a mix of information, Pravachana and Kirthen about Veda Vyasa which was  appreciated by the gathering. 

183rd Free Eye Camp at Kanyakumari

Vivekananda Kendra Kanyakumari organized 183rd Free Eye Camp in Vivekanandapuram Campus on 3rd August 2016. Dr Tushara, Dr Mansi and 15 member medical team from Aravind Eye Hospital Tirunelveli conducted the camp. United India Insurance Company Ltd; (UII Co Ltd) Nagerkovil branch sponsored the camp. Shri BB Rajasekaran, Divisional Manager, UII Co Ltd inaugurated the camp by lighting the Traditional Lamp. Shri Melvin Paul, Administrative Officer, Shri David Chellanathan, Chief Insurance Advisor, and Shri Sivathanu Branch Manager, UII Co Ltd were also attended.

    Total Out Patients: 233
    Sent to Tirunelveli for Free Surgery: 33
    Free Spectacles distributed: 10

Free Post Operative medicine to: 52 Patients.          (previous month operated patients)

Shri Anbuvizhi Sukumaran, Shri Babu Kottaram- both local social workers, 5 Staniya Karyakartas from VK RDP and Shri Robin, Camp Organizer, Aravind Eye Hospital co-ordinated the Camp.

Vishwabhanu - June - July 2016

Green Rameswaram

Lyton K.Caldwell an American political scientist as well as principal Architect of the 1969 National Environmental Policy Act, the first of its kind in the world writes:
“The environmental crisis is an outward manifestation of a crisis of mind and spirit. There could be no greater misconception of its meaning than to believe it to be concerned only with endangered wildlife, man-made ugliness, and pollution. These are part of it, but more importantly, the crisis is concerned with the kind of creature that man is and what we must become in order to survive”.
‘Green Rameswaram’ project is a small attempt like a Rama’s Squirrel – our logo – to address this vital question. This month’s newsletter of ‘Green Rameswaram’ covers the following:
i.        Shri.Narendra Joshi in his blog - “Rameshwaram, the anchor of Indian Renaissance” writes about 12 Jyotirlingas and the specialty of Rameshwaram Jyotirlinga.
ii.       Hand in Hand India trained School students, Youth groups and SHG members in the field of environment and empowered them to be a part of ‘Green Rameswaram’ movement.
iii.     C.P.Ramaswami Iyer Foundation shares the knowledge of Indian blackberry  tree which is related with Rohini Nakshtra
iv.      Vivekananda Kendra – Nardep highlights the inauguration of Narena Teertham as well as the documentation of this traditional water body
v.       And finally the grand opening of ‘Green Rameswaram’ building and usual social engineering works.

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Teachers' Orientation Camp 2016

Teachers’ Orientation Camp for the teachers’ of Vivekananda Kendra Vidyalayas of Assam & Nagaland. 1st to 3rd August 2016 at VKV (NEEPCO) Umrangso

Vivekananda Kendra Shiksha Prasar Vibhag, the administrative body for Vivekananda Kendra Vidyalayas under Vivekananda Kendra Kanyakumari located in Assam & Nagaland organised  3-day Teacher’s Orientation Camp in Vivekananda Kendra Vidyalaya (NEEPCO), Umrangso, from 1st  to 3rd  August 2016. Altogether 135 participants  participated in the camp. The objective of the camp was to sensitize  the serving teachers with the  Organizational aspect, Capacity Building and Continuous & Comprehensive Evaluation Modules , Technological dimensions in classroom situations. 

The inaugural day started with a Band Display by the 38 Assam Rifles, Arjun Company, Umrangso. Dr. Dhananjay Parashuram Ghanawat,  IPS., Superintendent of Police, Dima Hasao, was the Chief Guest. The significance  of  Attitude, Values  in  day-to-day life  which equips a student for lifetime, while knowledge and skills keep on coming with the passage of time, he opined. He underlined the role of Teachers in addition to the Parents in preparing a child in ushering a better Society. He also urged the teachers not to keep their roles confined to classrooms only but also be a role model and play as guide to  members of public. Sri  Pravin Dabholkar, Joint General Secretary, Vivekananda Rock Memorial & Vivekananda Kendra Kanyakumari,  & Secretary, Vivekananda Kendra Shiksha Prasar Vibhag, Guwahati  spoke on the importance of holding Teachers’ Orientation Camp every year.

Sri Sibnath Barman, Social Worker, distinguished guest in the Inaugural programme laid emphasis on Spirituality which once formed the core of Society.  Sri Giridhar Patowary, Executive Director, NEEPCO, Shillong, expressed  dilemma of a parent in teaching his or her  child.  Mohan Dihinga, DGM (Civil) , KHEP, NEEPCO, Umrangso  was the other dignitary present. 

The Resource Persons for the TOC were Sri Vivek Ponkshe, Deputy Secretary, Education Wing, Jnana Probodhini, Pune;  Sri S.P. Verma, Director, Vidya Institute of Training and Development, Meerut, Sri  D. Bhanudas, All India General Secretary, Vivekananda Kendra Kanyakumari, Dr. Arzuman Ara, Asst Professor, English & Foreign Language University, Shillong.   

The sessions on Swami Vivekananda’s vision of Education, Man Making Classrooms, Use of technology in Classroom situations specially in learning languages was appreciated by the participants. The concept of Virtual Classrooms in schools also was discussed in details.

Kendra Vargas (Study Circle), Krida Yoga, Prayers, Geet Abhyas (Song Practice), Sanskritik Sandhya ( Cultural Evening),  Prerana Se Punarutthan, were the other features of the Camp.   

Sri Amarendra Barua, ACS.,  Deputy Commissioner, Dima Hasao, was the chief guest  for the Valedictory Programme. He hoped that the concepts given in the TOC., will benefit the participants.  

धार में स्थानीक कार्यकर्ता प्रशिक्षण शिविर

विवेकानन्द केंद्र कन्याकुमारी इंदौर विभाग द्वारा धार केंद्र में स्थानिक कार्यकता प्रशिक्षण का आयोजन किया गया। कार्यकर्ता प्रशिक्षण शिविर यह कार्यकर्ता के वैचारिक स्पष्टता तथा राष्ट्र निर्माण में कार्यकर्ता की भूमिका इन विषयों को लेकर आयोजित किया जाता है।

शिविर में कुल 6 बौद्धिक सत्र हुए, 1.कार्यकर्ता के लक्षण, 2. केंद्र प्रार्थना, 3. स्वामी विवेकानन्द राष्ट्र भक्त सन्यासी, 4. मा. एकनाथजी, 5. उत्सव, 6. अनुशासन। शिविर में दिनचर्या सुबह 5 बजे जागरण व प्रातः स्मरण से प्रारम्भ कर योग वर्ग का अभ्यास, नित्य कर्म योग श्लोक संग्रह का अभ्यास व पठान किया गया।  मंथन सत्र में सेवा ही साधन से अनुशासन व सुव्यवास्थित मानसिकता 1 अध्याय का वचन का चर्चा व प्रस्तुति की गयी। अभ्यास सत्र में उठो ! जागो !! युव प्रेरणा अभियान के विषय कार्यकर्ता ने लिए। शाम शारीरिक अभ्यास में संस्कार वर्ग लिया गया। प्रेरणा से पुनरुत्थान में श्री रामकृष्ण परमहंस देव की कहानी बताई गयी। शिविर में वृक्षारोपण का कार्यक्रम किया गया, वृक्षरोपण के कार्यक्रम में विशष रूप से फारेस्ट डिपार्टमेंट के रिटायर्ड रेंजर श्री जगदीश जी जोशी और प्रांत प्रमुख श्री भवरसिंह जी राजपूत के हसते किया गया।

शिविर में समापन सत्र में मुख्या अतिथि जी.डी.सी. महाविद्यालय के प्राचार्य डॉ. बी. आर. पाटिल और अध्यक्ष श्री आनंद हिन्दू अनाथ आश्रम के अध्यक्ष श्री उदय वडनेरकर जी ने कार्यकर्ताओं को आशीर्वचन दिए । समपर्ण कार्यक्रम धार नगर से प्रबुद्धजन भी उपस्थित थे।

शिविर में कुल 2 गण शाश्वत और अस्तित्व की रचना की गयी थी। शिविर में कुल इंदौर, धार और उज्जैन नगर से 21 कार्यकर्ता उपस्थित थे। शिविर में विशेष रुप से 2 दिन मध्य प्रान्त प्रमुख श्री भवरसिंह राजपूत जी उपस्थित थे।

Sevavrati Prashikshan Shibir Started

Newly join Sevavratis' Prashikshan Shibir Started on 7-August-2016 in auspicious presence of Ma. P. Parameswaranji, President of Vivekananda Rock Memorial & Vivekananda Kendra and Ma. Niveditadidi, Vice President of  Vivekananda Rock Memorial & Vivekananda Kendra.

Ma. P. Paramewaranji's written message is as below, read-out by Shibir Pramukh, Shri Ravi Naidu.


Dear Sevavrathis and Shiksharthis,
It is a matter of great joy that you have come forward to dedicate yourself as Sevavrathis and Shiksharthis. No doubt that it is high idealism that made you decide for such a noble cause. It is difficult as it is noble. But we have the example of our seniors who have shown the path before us. As Kendra is an expanding organisation, this is natural. As we welcome you into the Kendra fold, we wish you all success and are sure that you will contribute richly to the cause we all cherish. Let us remember the famous dictum to 'Serve man is indeed to Serve God.'


प्रिय सेवाव्रती  एवं शिक्षार्थी,
यह अन्यन्त आनंद की बात है कि आप सभी स्वयं को सेवाव्रती एवं शिक्षार्थी के रूप में समर्पित करने के लिए आए हैं।  निःस्सन्देह उच्च आदर्शवाद के कारण ही आप लोगों ने इस उदात्त ध्येय का चयन किया है।  यह ध्येय जितना उदात्त है उतना ही कठिन  भी। चूंकि ध्येय उदात्त है इसलिए कठिन भी।  किन्तु हमारे सामने हमारे वरिष्ठ कार्यकर्ताओं  का आदर्श है जिन्होंने हमारा पथ प्रदर्शन किया है। केन्द्र एक बढ़ता हुआ संगठन होने के कारण  यह स्वाभाविक ही है।  केन्द्र परिवार में आप लोगों का स्वागत करने के साथ ही हम आप सभी के सफलता की कामना करते है।  हमें पूरा विश्वास है कि आप लोग हम सभी के इस समान लक्ष्य के लिए अपना भरपूर योगदान देंगे।  हम उस प्रसिद्ध वाणी को हमेशा मन में रखे कि मानव सेवा ही निश्चित रूप में ईश्वर सेवा है। 

Monday, August 8, 2016

Junior Fellowships to do empirical studies areas of Culture and Development of Northeast India

Vivekananda Kendra Institute of Culture, Guwahati is offering a few Junior Fellowships to do empirical studies in the areas of Culture and Development of Northeast India.

Selected applicants will have to work under supervision of assigned supervisors, get involved in academic activities of the Institute and produce a publishable work. The duration of the fellowship is six months. Each fellowship carries an amount of Rs. 15,000/ per month.    

Interested persons preferably with post-graduate degree in the disciplines of sociology, anthropology, geography, cultural studies, economics, history, education, environmental sciences, botany and plant sciences may apply with a concept note (500 words) and curriculum vitae by August 15, 2016. The application is to be mailed to the Director (director@vkic.org), Research Advisory Council, Vivekananda Kendra Institute of Culture, Uzanbazar, Guwahati – 781 001.

Guru Purnima celebration at Tezu

Vivekananada Kendra Arun Jyoti Tezu, service project of Arunachal has organized the Priest felicitation programm on 24th July 2016 at Govt. Middle School, Pomliang.

Whiling, Shri Badamso Teyang, President of Mishmi Faith Promotion Society has grace the occasion on Chief Guest, who lighting the lamp with Prayer and felicitations of Mishimi Priest Sri Sotem Kri of Huchaliang Village and Sri Sobru Thedn of Pomliang for their leading and forwarding the old culture values with encouraging mishimi prayer movement System in Tanchaw Klumya. More than 200 person attended the program. Where Tanshow Klumya Committee of Tafrogam, Tezu, Pomliang and Donyi Polo Yalom Kebang tezu had performed prayers of mishim Matai Jowmalo and Adi Gangging Preyers Respectively. The priest was purified by sprit of Holi water calted Tisulti by Mishimi Priest and distribution Nyapo as withal Prasad of Mishimi.

Sri Kruleso Ngadong , Nagar Pramukh VKAJ, Tezu on his Kendra Introduction remembers the Swami Vivekanandas life. How a young age grass, Swamiji become the 1st Spiritual Ambassador from Bharat to west and become the champion of World. Religious Parliament Chicago in the year of 1893. He also said that with the blessing of Mananeeya Eknathji Ranade founder of Vivekananda Kendra had founded A Spiritually Oriented Service Mission and in 1974 come in specially for Arunachal 1977 Seven VKV Started Education for Arunachal Boys & Girls with motto Man Making Nation Building, Now Arunachal has having no. than 35 VKVs  also spreading other stated like Assam etc. Sri Amoso Khamblai Secretary Misham Faith Promotion Society (MFPS) also spoke on the occasion on Mishimi Prayer Movement.

Sri Ashok Atale Nagar Sangthak has given Speech on Importance of Guru Purnima. He said Guru Purinma is one amongst the five occasion of Vivekananda Kendra Which to Prayed and respect the guru or priest. Chief Guest Sri Badamso Tayeng appreciated the VKAJ organizing committees for felicitation the Priest and assessed the MFPS will allayers with VKAJ for preserving age old culture values of the society program ended with vote of thanks and prayer.

Gurupurnima Celebration at Wakro

Vivekananda Kendra Arun Jyoti has Organised GURU POORNIMA BY FELICITATED TO PRIEST at Wakro on 31 July 2016. The programmed  was stated with Mishami prayer song followed by lighting of lamp. The chief guest of the function was Sri Lupalum kri chief engineer, EAST ZONE, PHED.

The programmed was attended by 95 persons  including PRI members, calsom, i care (NGO), Govt employees and Student Wakro. Sri Rominso Mam karyakarta of Vivekananda Kendra length explained the importance of Guru Poornima, the role of guru in our human life and the importance of  relationship  between the  guru and shisya in the modern society and how to preserve the age old culture and tradition of Mishami or pray for the peace of whole world.

Smt. Silotmai Chikro Saha Vyavastha Pramukh of Tezu, she  gave the brief introduction of the Vivekananda Kendra. Sri Lupalum Kri, chief guest  expressed his higher gratitude to Vivekananda Kendra for the great contribution in the field of education and for other activities in Arunachal Pradesh. He advised the students to respect their father & mother and their be love parents.He gave concentrate on the importance of goals in life and said students should set their goal in life. He keep before the student  own example, how he has became an engineer by hard work ' where there is will, there is a way.

In the programmed the oldest priest of mishmi society of  Wakro circle Shri Tadiplum Yun was felicitated by VKAJ Wakro, turban and momentous was felicitated .Sri Dominso Tayang was the guess of honer, he speak on unseen guru of mishmi priest.He told that he also a priest but yet not see them but when his guru came in him.He is become a powerful person from normal person.He also told that without guru like is useless, to live a meaningful life we need a guru in our human life.

Sri Ashok Atale Nagar Sangthak,Tezu, spoke about the  activities of Vivekananda Kendra in Lohit, Anjaw, Namsai, Lower Dibang Valley by supporting to the students for pursuit studies in different part of India and how these students are contributing energy and time for the welfare of society.

Sri Somodang Towsik an employee and writer he narrated a story on the role of priest & guru with importance of priest in the Mishami society. The programmed ended with vote of Thanks and Prayer.

Guru Purnima Celebdration at Namsai

Vivekananda Kendra Arun Jyoti Branch Namsai organised the Guru Purnima Program at Donyi Polo Ganging, Lower Silatoo on 30th July 2016 in this Program 45 persons were present the program started with the Adi prayer song.

The importance of Guru Purnima ” Dupu Taipodai, Vyavastha Pramukh VKAJ Namsai. Shri Lokeswar mili as a Joint Secretary Donyi Polo Yelem Kebang Central body of Arunachal Pradesh has grace the occasion on Chief Guest, who lighting the lamp with Prayer and felicitations of Tabe Abu (Priest) Sri Sri Mojit Yein.

Sri  Sitrajit Panging As a president of Donyi Polo Yelem Kebang , Namsai District appreciated the Priest felicitations By VKAJ.

Lastly the program concluded with the Prayer by Krayakartas.

Gurupurnima Celebration at Hayuliang

Vivekananda Kendra Arun Jyoti Anjaw, organised the Guru Purnima Program at Town Club Hayuliang on 27th July 2016. The renowned priest Sri Sogiang Manyu for their leading and forwarding the old culture values with encouraging mishimi.

Sri S. Basant Kumar Principal of VKV Amliang while explaining has informed that the Guru Purnima  day is actually Birth Date of Vedavyasa who edited the Vedas and established the Guru tradition for protecting our traditional knowledge. He said, ”Being a Priest or Rishi means opening out of a heart, to have a large heart.

Sri Achang krong, Karyakarta of Vivekananda Kendra  while informing about the VKAJ.

Gurupurnima Celebration at Roing

Gurupurnima Celebration at RoingVivekananda Kendra Arun Jyoti Branch Roing organised the Guru Purnima Program at Donyi Polo Ganging Meka on 23rd July 2016 in this Program 92 persons were present the program started with the Adi prayer song.

The introduction and contribution of Vivekananda Kendra explain by Miss Sumila Linggi, Nagar Pramukh VKAJ Roing she briefed the VKAJ programs like Informal Education Wing, Health Wing, Cultural Wing, Women Wing, Youth Wing etc. The importance of Guru Purnima” explained by Dr. Manaya Mena VKAJ Member she said about the importance of guru in our life like a God. Because guru gives us the knowledge and guru link every human being to God.  The renowned priest (Igu) of Idu Mishmi Sri Akudu Linggi and the ganging Priest (Tabe Miri Abu) of Adi Sri Mertem Gamno were felicitated with citation and mementos by Sri Jatan pulu VKVAPT Trustee member on behalf of VKAJ Roing. Sri Atet Pertin Advocate and Sri Monti Linggi ASM appreciated the noble work of VKAJ. Sri Yashik Pertin Nagar Sanchalak VKAJ Roing conducting the allover program.The vote of thanks given by Smt. Gebi megu Sah Nagar Pramukh VKAJ, Roing. Lastly the program concluded with the Idu Prayer Song by the students of Nestling Hornbill Academy Mayu Roing.

Guru Poornima at VK-Paschimbanga Prant

Vivekananda Kendra Loknath Nagar organised the Guru Poornima utschav at 2 places.  On 17th July Guru Poornima was celebrated at Mahanambrat shatbarshik hall, Mahanamangan Ashram, VIP Lake Town.

The karyakram was started by 3 Omkar, santi path, guru vandana and bhajan. Sri Shiv Jayswal(vistar pramukh-New Town) says about the concept of Omkar guru and Ved Vyas ji. Chief guest Adaraniy Bandhunibas Brahmchari Maharaja speak about the guru parampara of Indian culture and the great guru-shushy parampara of Bhagvan Shri Krishna, Shri Chaitany Maharaj, Adi Shankarachary. On the occasion  Sri Pradeep Jayswal (Prant Vyabastha Pramukh), Ramesh Moondra, Vikash Jaiswal were presented with the 22 attendant.

Vanita Jhadkhandi gave the vote of thanks and Ku. Harshita Moondra conducting over the programme. The programme was concluded by the shanti and Kendra Prathana.

Guru Poornima was celebrated on 19th July at Chinar Park, Chhautala. Achary Sri Shashidhar Shukla, Sri Mohan Maity (Secy Human rights, Baguiati Block) presented as guests. Total 12 karyakartas were discussed about the concept of Guru - Shishya Parampara in Indian culture.

Guru Poornima is celebrated at 3 Places on 19 July.

Vivekananda Kendra Karyalaya Bidhan Sarani, attend 35. In Belgachia, 33 children of celebrated guru-poornima. In Sovabazar toatl attendance is 117 in the program. Gurupurnima observed at Michaelnagar Karya Sthan on 23rd july in presence of 14 committe members.

In Howrah, Guru Purnima Utsav was organised at 2 places. Arihant Enclave on 24 July.Sri Umapada Mondal(Sayonjak) conducted the programme. It was started with 3 Omkar, Shanti path, Guru Bhajans  followed by a beautiful Play on Shivaji Maharaj's life incident by the Samskar Varg karyakartas. A short address on the importance of Guru Purnima was given by Shri Pradeep Jayaswal (Prant Vyavastha Pramukh). On 17th of July Guru Poornima was celebrated at Rabindra Nagar Complex, Shalimar  by the Sansak Varga karyakartas. They also performed a drama on Shivaji Maharaj's life incident.

In Uluberia, Guru purnima was celebrated  on 19 July at Institute Hall, Uluberia. Chief guest was Sri  Manoranjan Bandopadhyay, (chief Priest of Uluberia Kali Mandir). Chair person was Sri Joydev Saha,(vistar pramukh), 45 persons attended the program.

In Shantiniketan Vibhag, Celebration took places at 4 places. Suri branch celebrated the Guru purnima utschav on 19th July at Bamdev Sangha Kali temple complex. Dr. Pabitra Dasbakshi(Sanyojak) discussed the significance of Guru Purnima. Same manner the celebration was organized in Kalna and Malada. 

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Free Mdical Camp Assam

Free medical camps were organised by Vivekananda Kendra Assam Prant with Vivekananda Kendra Vidyalaya Shiksha Prasar Vibhag.

Total Camps : 6

Total Beneficiaries : 567

Date Venue Name of the Doctor Medical Activities No. of Beneficiaries
05/07/2016 Demow,Sivasagar. Dr.Prema Sangoram,Mumbai Health Checkup 59
07/07/2016 Demow,Sivasagar. Dr.Prema Sangoram,Mumbai Checkup & free medicine distributions. 90
08/07/2016 Pathalibam 8 no. Line, Moran, Dibrugarh. Dr.Prema Sangoram,Mumbai Checkup & free medicine distributions. 112
12/07/2016 Kehang Kakojan, Tinsukia. Dr.Prema Sangoram,Mumbai Checkup & free medicine distributions. 99
13/07/2016 Bordubi Jingle Line, Tinsukia. Dr.Prema Sangoram,Mumbai Checkup & free medicine distributions. 102
20/07/2016 Kehang kakojan, Tinsukia. Dr.Prema Sangoram,Mumbai Checkup & free medicine distributions. 105

From Renewable Energy to Friendly Imperialism

27th July, 2016 was the first death anniversary of Dr.A.P.J.Abdul Kalam. In his poems “Phoenix of Life” he writes

“Life is a phoenix, can rise from the ashes

Presents a future at challenging situtations

This altar of ashes is fountain of new life

War was thrusted, martyrdom shined

Memories of soldiers ignite beauties of life

Phoenix is a metaphor of life in its action

Ashes remind us to celebrate greatness of those lives”

The nation celebrated the greatness of this son of Mother India by laying the foundation stone for a national memorial for the 'Missile man' of India and a life size statue in Rameswaram. By remembering him, we all should rededicate ourselves for the mission, which was dear to him.

This month Tenali Raman is expressing his wisdom in the field of ‘’Renewable Energy’. In our happenings section, we have covered training programmes on Bio-manure, Bio-pesticide, Water management and Bio-methanation plants. This time also in Green Health, we have a training programme on Awareness, Documentation & Standardisation of Varma medical practices.

In the wisdom section, Prof.Makarand Paranjape exposes the hollowness of the western philosophy of science and the need for changing the Scientific Paradigms. Dr.V.Madhusudana Reddy warns us about the technology becoming a trap for humanity by its overdose and finally the German sociologist Otto Ulrich cautions us how the western culture is making inroads along with the technology by calling it a “Friendly Imperialism”.  

Monday, August 1, 2016

Bajaj Electricals supports solar powered computer training Centre for Vivekanand Kendra Vidyalaya, Tezpur, Assam

Bajaj Electricals under its CSR initiative has supported and helped to start a solar powered computer training center for quality and effective education for underprivileged students of Vivekananda Kendra Vidyalaya, Tezpur, Assam. This is one of its kind which has been initiated in North Eastern Region by the company. It is envisaged that the project is going to benefit more than 400 students coming from local tribes & non tribes under Binduguri Panchayat in general and girl students in particular.

Vivekananda Kendra, Kanyakumari is one of the largest social organizations, founded in 1972. They have a network of 55 English medium school spread over Assam, Nagaland and Arunachal Pradesh and provide education to children who would otherwise lack access to it owing to their poverty implications.

In order to provide modern education to the students, Vivekananda Kendra Vidyalaya approached Bajaj Electricals Ltd.  Mumbai, to support the new ‘Computer Training Centre’, which has been powered by Solar PV(photovoltaic) energy system in conjunction with grid supply.

At the Vivekananda Kendra Vidyalaya School in Tezpur Assam, the school suffered from severe electricity shortages, and is reliant only on the power grid that supplies power only for a few hours per day. With such limited and inconsistent access to power, children were not able to study computers properly. It has also been observed that the students of the school currently have no means to access computers in school or outside.

Therefore, BEL provided solar hybrid system to create a solar computer lab for enhanced learning opportunities for the students.Provision of such low-cost, energy efficient and sustainable learning solution to the underprivileged learners in rural areas and access to educational resources through technology can exponentially increase their chances and quality of learning and employability.

The inauguration ceremony of Solar Powered computer centre took place on 24th July 2016 at Vivekanand School Tezpur, Assam. The occasion was graced by Shri Ram Prasad Sharma (M.P – Tezpur Constituency ) Mr. Pravin Dabholkar (Joint General Secretary), Shri A.Balakrishnanji (Vice President, Vivekananda Kendra Kanyakumari ) Shri Dipok Kumar Bothakur (Anchal Pramukh,Uttar Purbanchal) Ms. Reboti Devi (Joint Secretary) and Mr. Dipankar Dutta (BSSM Bajaj Electricals Ltd Guwahati) along with the Students of the school.

Mr. Shekhar Bajaj Chairman & MD said, “Bajaj Electricals is committed to work for the betterment of the society and providing access to modern education to school going children like computer training which is the need of the day. Through our CSR initiatives we are happy to support Vivekananda Kendra in the North East to establish a hybrid solar powered computer training centre in the school at Tezpur, Assam where children can study uninterrupted as we believe no child should be left behind in having access to proper education.”

“In fulfillment of the purpose of taking the message of Swami Vivekananda to common people Vivekananda Kendra, Kanyakumari conducts Vidyalayas in Assam for imparting Man Making Education for rebuilding Bharat to guide the World. VKV Tezpur is latest addition initiated in 2009. Adequate infrastructure enables congenial environment to be created. Bajaj Electricals Ltd has graciously added to our efforts by Sponsoring Computer Laboratory in VKV Tezpur,” said Chief functionary of Tezpur School.

Courtesy : INVC NEWS, Assam

Highlight from various corners of the country

Gurupurnima Celebration in Kolkatta 2016
Gurupurnima Celebration and Anna Pooja VKRDP 2016

Gurupurnima Celebration in Jalandhar 2016

Gurupurnima Celebration in nagarcoil 2016

Interaction with Anadalaya Children in Telugu Prant

Gurupurnima Celebration assam Shivasagar 2016

Vivekananda Kendra Tinsukia Branch organized a programme on the occasion of Guru Purnima at Sripuria Godapukhuri Namghar on 26/07/16. The programme was attended by 50 people. The Satradhikar of Rangpuria Adarsh Satra, Respected Sri Mun Mun Mahanta graced the occasion as chief guest. The programme began with the felicitation of the Chief Guest as well as the 'bhokots' of the naamghar. On this occasion Sri P.S.Das,Nagar Sanchalak of Vivekananda Kendra and Principal of Tinsukia Commerce College briefed on the importance of Guru Purnima and why it is celebrated. The programme ended with a request by the people present to organize a Yoga Satra and Pranayam Satra for them.

Yoga Satra in Mangaldoi - July 2016

Gurupurnima Celebration in Kangra

Gurupoornima parav was held at Kangra in the Swami Vivekananda Kendra Nagar Palika Pustakaliyia  on July 19, in the evening where besides Kendra activists local residents and intellectuals of the town participated.  Prof . Krishen Chand Gupta former Principal MCM DAV College Kangra presided over the function and  Ashok Raina Himachal Vibagh Pramuk spoke about the importance of the day. He narrated different incidents of Swami Vivekananda and his Guru Swami Ramakrishena  illustrating the Guru Shesha Parampara of those times. Tributes were paid to great Guru Ved Viayas on the occasion. Gurustotram and Guru bhajans were sung and prasada was distributed after Gurupooja.

Assam Prant KPS

Prant KPS started with the reporting of the participants on 14th July 2016. Following is the district wise participation

Tinsukia 6, Dibrugarh- 4, Sivasagar-1, Jorhat-1, Bokakhat-1, Dhemaji-2 N Lakhimpur-7,

Darrang- 7 Kamrup 1, Nalbari 1 Karbi Anglong 8, VKSPV 7 Aanandalaya 29, VKRWP1, VKNRL 1 Total 74

And organizing team of 47 total121karyakartas were present.

On 15th July Sri Naba Kumar Deka Barua ADC, Diphu Inaugurated the camp at 10.00am.

Aamar Prerona Srot Swami Vivekananda, Bharat Mata, Need of Vivekanada Kendra, Karyapaddhati, Need of Organized work, Srimant Shankardeva, Samparka Tantra and Mantra, Man Making Nation Building, Vivekanada Rock Memorial, Kendra Prarthana, karya rachana and vyavastha, Aadarsh KAryakarta and Aahuti Satra were the bauddhik Sessions conducted for conceptual clarity. Ma. Pravinji, Ma. Bhanudasji, Dr Sovarani Sarma, Prant Pramukh, Sri Swarup Sarmah, Vibhag Pramukh, Sri Soumitra Puzari Sah Prant Pramukh, Sri Sanjay Deka, Vibhag Pramukh, Meera and Kum Ritumoni were the resource persons to conduct those sessions

For Skill development interactive sessions and practical sessions were organized which included- Baithak, Patron publication, Utsaav, Sanskar Varga- Aanandalaya Gat Vyavastha.

Manthan was a daily feature wherein karyakartas discussed many topics for conceptual clarity. Mantra and geet Abhyas was also apart of daily routine.

Bhajan, Yogabhyas, Geet Mantra Abhyas and Sanskar Varga etc regular features were part of the routine. Prerona Se Punaruttha was the night assembly session which included Life and message of Bhagini Nivedita.

Vivekananda Kendra Khatkhati campus has its own specialty as it is spread over in 165 Bghas of land which includes a pond having a bamboo bridge, Tick plantation and other trees like Mango, Jackfruit, Lichi, guava, Bamboo and other plantation. 3 buildings - Administrative block, Weaving training center, Hostel a small Shiva temple has created a serene atmosphere. Sessions conducted outside under the trees were very interesting.

Games session and Gram Samparka was included to involve village people.

Camp concluded on 21st July.

Vedic Mathamatics workshop

A Vedic Ganit workshop for the teachers organised by Vivekananda Kendra Shiksha Prasar Vibhg, Panbazar, Guwahati concluded on on 23 July 2016 at Vivekananda Kendra Institute of Culture, Uzan Bazar, Guwahati.

Total 41 teachers participated from Vivekananda Kendra Vidyalayas Assam, Nagaland and Arunachal Pradesh besides a few from other schools around Guwahati.

Sri Sriram Chauthaiwale, a former professor of Mathematics from Nagpur, Maharastra, who is the all India Asst. Secretary of Shiksha Sanskriti Uttha Nyas, was the resource person for the three days Vedic Ganit workshop held from 21st to 23rd July 2016. Creating awareness about glorious history of Indian Mathematics and introducing the basic techniques of Vedic Mathematics in arithmetic and algebra, so that the students can do the bigger calculations easily and creating a fear free Mathematics learning environment in the schools is the sole objective of the workshop.

Areas covered in the workshop:

1. Arithmetic: Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication, Division, Square, Cube Square roots and cube roots of natural numbers.

2. Operations on surds.

3. Divisibility

4. Multiplication and division of polynomials.

5. Contributions of ancient Indian mathematicians.

Dr. Kailash Ch. Goswami, former Vice Principal and Head of the Department Maths of B. Barooah College, Guwahati guided teachers in the concluding programme on 23 July for effective teaching of Vedic Ganit. He said we should always give the practical knowledge of Mathematics to our students and encourage our students for maximum practice of Mathematics. Kum. Meera Kulkarni, Pranta Sangathak, Vivekananda Kendra Assam Prant said that we can create deshabhakta through teaching vedic mathematics to students.

Earlier in the inaugural program on 21st July Dr. Ramchandra Deka, former Vice Principal of Pragjyotish College Guwahati urged the teachers to teach mathematics to students like a game to create interest among them. Sri Pravin Dabholkar, Joint General Secretary, Vivekananda Kendra Kanyakumari stressed on the objective of the workshop.

Gurupoornima Celebration at Mysore

Gurupoornima Celebration at Mysore

17.07.2016 - Guru shloka , Guru Bhajan competition organised for primary , high school and samskara varga students on 17th July. 45 students and 86 parents participated . Smt. Vasumati did, Su. Soumya didi, Smt Lakshmi didi and Smt. Susheelamani were the judges.

19.7.2016- Guru poornima celebrated at Kendra Karyalaya , Jayanagar. Sri Satyanarayana pooja performed and Sri C V Gopinathji talked the importance of the day. Smt. Nagartnamma didi presided the function. More than 150 people attended. At the end Prasada distributed.
24.07.2016- celebrated at Nanjumalige SAMSKARA varga. 130 students attended. Guru bhajan, Guru shloka chanted.

पटना में गुरुपूर्णिमा कार्यक्रम

विवेकानन्द केंद्र कन्याकुमारी शाखा पटना द्वारा 19 जुलाई को गुरुपूर्णिमा कार्यक्रम केंद्र कार्यालय पर आयोजित किया गया |

कार्यक्रम का शुभारम्भ तीन ओमकार प्रार्थना से किया गया तत्पश्चात कार्यकर्ताओं को तीन गण क्रमशः गुरु समर्थ रामदास,ठाकुर रामकृष्ण परमहंस,और चाणक्य में विभाजित किया गया गण चर्चा का विषय हमारी केंद्र प्रार्थना का भावार्थ पर विस्तार से चर्चा की गई केंद्र प्रार्थना के मर्म को सभी कार्यकर्ताओं नें चर्चा के माध्यम से समझने का प्रयास किया गया |

केंद्र प्रार्थना की प्रस्तुतिकरण में प्रार्थना की प्रथम चार पंक्तियों पर श्री ज्ञानेश्वर शर्मा (नगर प्रमुख) द्वारा प्रस्तुति दी गई , वयं सुपुत्रा अमृतस्य नूनं इन चार पंक्तियों पर उत्सव प्रमुख श्री शिवसंकर शर्मा जी द्वारा प्रस्तुति दी गई,प्रभो देहि देहि बलं धैर्यमन्त: पंक्तियों पर श्रीमती रीता सिंह जी द्वारा प्रस्तुति दी गई |

अंतिम चार पंक्तियों जीवने यावदादानं स्यात् प्रदानं तत:अधिकम् पर प्रस्तुति सहा नगर संचालक श्रीमती शिखा सिंह परमार द्वारा दी गई उन्होंने सम्पूर्ण प्रार्थना का सर बताते हुए कहा की हमें व्यष्टि से समष्टि के बारे में सोचना होगा अभी तक हम समाज से लेते ही आये अब हमारी देने के भारी है उन्होंने कहा की सौ हाथों से लो और हजार हाथों से देने का प्रयास करो साथ ही उन्होंने भगवन के छ: गुण क्रमशः ऐश्वर्य, धर्म, यश, श्री, ज्ञान ,और अन्त में वैराग्य यह छ: गुण एक आदर्श समाज का विकास करने के लिए भी है इसलिए हमें समाज में अधिक से अधिक देना चाहिए |

तत्पश्चात भजन संध्या आयोजित की गई भजन संध्या में विषेश कर गुरु के भजन लिए गए केंद्र प्रार्थना के साथ कार्यक्रम का समापन किया गया कार्यक्रम में गण प्रमुख से लेकर नगर संचालक तक के सभी कार्यकर्ता उपस्तिथ रहे |

Vivekananda Kendra Samachar 2015-16