Friday, November 25, 2016

VKIC Newsletter

Sadhana Diwas at Bhuvaneswar

नमस्कार, विवेकानन्द केंद्र कन्याकुमारी शाखा भुवनेस्वर (ऐक्यम्, जिस में नया केंद्र का निर्माण कार्य चल रहा है) में 20.11.16 को साधना दिवस (माननीय एकनाथ जी जयंती) पालन किया गया | उसमे केंद्र के सभी कार्यकर्ता और युवा आए हुए थे | सुरु से शांति पाठ हो कर विवेकानन्द केंद्र के प्रार्थना के ऊपर चर्चा हुआ | उस के वाद एक देश भक्ति गीत हुआ | फिर हमारे लक्ष्मि भैया, जो की ओडिशा सेवा प्रकल्प और ऐक्यम् के दायित्य में है, उन्होंने केंद्र प्रार्थना के सारांस और एकनाथ जी के बारे में बकतृत दिया | उस के बाद शांति मंत्र फिर भोजन हो कर समाप्त हुआ | धन्यवाद माता की जय...

Sadhana Diwas and PDHH in Hydrabad

“Pariksha de hanste hanste” workshop

A one day introductory workshop of “Pariksha de hanste hanste” was conducted on 16th November 2016 at Venkateswara College, Dilsukhnagar, Hyderabad for 250 students which included both boys and girls.

“Sadhana diwas” at Hyderabad

Sadhana diwas was observed on 19th November in Ameerpet, Nagole, Dilsukhnagar and on 20th November 2016 in Kaushalam in Hyderabad. In all about 100 karyakartas participated in their respective nagars. At Kaushalam, van bhojanam was organized after the program.

Sadhana Diwas in VK Thiruvananthapuram

VK Thiruvananthapuram observed Sadhana Diwas - Man.Eknathji’s 102nd Birth Anniversary on 19th Nov 2016. Malayalam version of the letter from Man.Nivedita didi on Sadhana Diwas and Kendra Prarthana were discussed. Wellwishers, Patrons and members of Yoga Varga took part in the Abhyas satra. Total 22 people participated in the programme.

Sadhana Diwas at Karnawati

The program of Sadhana divas was organized at Kendra Karyalay at Karnavati on 20th November, 2016.

Dr Chetanbhai Bhatt , Praincipal GEC college, Gandhinagar was the chief guest and speaker for the day. Shri Nalinbhai Pandya, Karnavati vibhag pramukh briefed about the activities of the Kendra and welcomed all the participants, followed by the song by shri Ankit Savani.  Dr Chetanbhai Bhatt talked about the tatvik chintan behind the working philosophy of the Vivekananda Kendra. He said that Kendra is triveni sangam of karmayog, bhaktiyog and gyanyog. That’s why we are spiritual oriented service mission. He further shared that the life of man. Eknathji was an example of combination of these triveni sangam. The program was followed by Kendra prarthna and high tea. Total no of 35 karyakartas were remained present in the program. Sushri Dhruma Pinara anchored the sadhnadin program.

Sadhana Diwas program at Mysore

Ma. Eknathji Balamahotsava ( Sports meet)  in Dhruva, Abhmanyu, Shivaji and Savarkar      Samskaravarga at J S S Hostel , Laxmipuram ; Narendra and Bhagini Nivedita samskara varga at Jayanagar , Hanuman and Laxmi bai samskaravarga at Jayanagar ( Kendra Karyalaya), Vivekananda Kendra, Ajjampura

Study materials distribution at Nachiketa samskara varga, Krishnamurthy puram. Chief Guest Sri Mohan.           

Sadhana Diwas  celebration in Narendra and Bhagini Nivedita samskara varga at Jayanagar. Chief Guest : Smt Uma didi

Cultural examination on Swami Vivekananda and his life at Govt P U College, Kuvempu Nagar and jayanti celebration . Main speaker Su. Soumya Didi.

Sadhana Diwas  celebration at Kendra karyalaya for all Karyakartas- 5.30 pm -

Presentation by Karyakartas on topics

  1. Ma. Ekanthji by Ravi Kumar, Kumar,  Tarun.

  2. Story of VRM by Rishikesh

  3. Kendra Prartana by Sri Ranmeshji,

  4. Sadhana of Service by Su. Soumya Didi, Smt Nagaratnamma  and Sri   Ramachandraji

  5. Vivekananda Kendra and activities by Aravinda

  6. Inspired incidents from Ma. Ekanathi’s life by Kiran, Bharat, Sridharji,  Venkaramnji, Shilpa and Smt. Uma didi

Sadhana Diwas  celebration at J S S Hostel , Laxmipuram, Chief Guest: Sri   Satyanarayana Murthyji.

Monday, November 21, 2016

Sanskar Verg Prashikshak prashikshan verg in Bina

A Sanskar Verg Prashikshak prashikshan verg was taken in the campus of Kendriya Vidyalaya, Bina on 14th November 2016 from 08:00 AM to 09:00 AM. In this verg about 40 children were present.

During this session it was demonstrated to the children that how they can develop the personality of the children of their areas through the Sanskar Verg. 

10th Vedanta Vachaspati Radhanath Phukan Memorial Lecture at VKIC

GUWAHATI, Nov 14 - India has made rapid strides in space research within a short span of time, and we can expect significant breakthroughs in the near future. Today, the world recognises India’s capacities in this field, which was not the case earlier.
This was one of the views expressed by distinguished scientist Dr Jitendra Nath Goswami at the tenth Vedanta Vachaspati Radhanath Phukan Memorial Lecture – ‘From a Fishing Hamlet to Moon and Mars’ – organised by the Vivekananda Kendra Institute of Culture recently.
Dr Goswami said there is a whole range of technology that ISRO has mastered in the area of space exploration through the dedication of its scientists, many of whom are women.
“Working in six or more separate areas, they have come up with ideas and inventions which have been synergised to develop technology for producing both satellites and launch vehicles. Many of the technologies were created indigenously because those could not be purchased by India from foreign countries which own them,” he observed.
Stating that the success of the Chandrayaan 1 has shown that India is capable of planetary exploration containing many challenges, Dr Goswami said space exploration, including ones like the Chandrayaan Mission, is unforgiving and that there is no scope for error.
On ISRO’s Mars Orbiter Mission, he said its success is significant, because India achieved it through a relatively modest budget, and did it on the very first attempt. Currently many nations have come forward to collaborate with India taking the country’s space technology very seriously.
Today ISRO’s payload delivery system is so reliable that many other countries and foreign companies use its launch vehicles to put their satellites in orbit.
He said that sending a spacecraft beyond Mars would present some hurdles. “The propulsion system needed to carry them over very long distances would have to be very sophisticated and unlike those which are currently available with India. A foreign country will not easily sell such a technology to us,” he added.
The occasion was also marked by the release of the book, Development Through Culture written by eminent thinker S Gurumurthy. Published by VKIC, the volume focuses on the traditional cultural strengths of India being used to create and sustain comprehensive economic development in the country. 

Green Rameswaram Oct - 2016 Newsletter

In 1854 Chief Seattle gave a stirring speech about the sanctity of the land and the need for careful stewardship of it.

“There is no quiet place in the white man's cities. No place to hear the unfurling of leaves in spring, or the rustle of an insect's wings. But perhaps it is because I am a savage and do not understand. The clatter only seems to insult the ears. And what is there to life if a man cannot hear the lonely cry of a whippoorwill or the arguments of the frogs around a pond at night. I am a red man and do not understand. The Indian prefers the soft sound of the wind darting over the face of the pond, and the smell of the wind itself, cleansed by a midday rain, or scented with the pinon pine.

Whatever befalls the earth befalls the sons of the earth. If men spit upon the ground, they spit on themselves. This we know - the Earth does not belong to man - man belongs to the Earth. All things are connected like the blood which unites one family. Whatever befalls the Earth - befalls the sons of the Earth. Man did not weave the web of life - he is merely a strand in it. Whatever he does to the web, he does to himself”.

Green Rameswaram movement is a small effort like a Rama’s squirrel in making people understands that they are part of the web – part of a bigger whole. We seek all stakeholders active cooperation in this sacred mission. 

Tejas Workshop held at Kendriya Vidyalaya, Bina

Vivekananda Kendra Kanyakumari, Branch Bina has organized “TEJAS” A PERSONALITY DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP” for the Students of class IX of Kendriya Vidyalaya, Bina in the activity hall from 9th November 2016 to 11th November 2016 in the activity hall.

Adarniya Sushree Sunita Gupta, Principle, Kendriya Vidyalaya, Bina welcomed the step of Vivekananda Kendra, Kanyakumari Bina for taking initiative for guidance of teenagers to decide their goal with patriotism.

Shri Girish Kumar Pal and Shri Rahul Udainiya has briefed the students  to enhance the over-all personality of the students, during the five sessions on various important issues like values in life, patriotism in practice, True passion of life and team work etc.  Yoga for stress management, games for body fitness and mental alertness and more activities relating to all round development of the personality and effectively helpful to their studies. Both of them briefed about the work activity of Vivekananda Kendra in Bina and its work activities to the students. Shri Ramavtar Yadav, Karyakarta helped in management of said workshop.

Adarniya Smt Sherly Verghese, Librarian, Kendriya Vidyalaya, Bina played an important role for management of this workshop in the school. Ku Manjusha Taik, PGT, Commerce and Shri Mahendra Yadav, SST Teacher has observed all the activities of the workshop.

The sole objectives of the workshop were to guides and motivate the students towards right path. And showed them theirs Responsibility towards society respectively. About 80 students were present in the said workshop.

Sushree Sunita Gupta, Principle, Kendriya Vidyalaya, Bina appreciated the theme of workshop and expressed her satisfaction. She further expressed to conduct more and more activities in future for the students as well as for the teachers of Kendriya Vidyalaya. 

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Lt. Governor felicitates Jenisha, advices her to keep up painting & competitive spirit

Governor visit to VKV (NEEPCO) Doyang

Governor of Nagaland P. B. Acharya visited the Doyang Hydro Electric Plant (DHEP) under Wokha district of Nagaland on 8th Nagaland 2016.

He has congratulated the officials of the power plant for their good performance and also interact with the faculty members of Vivekananda Kendra Vidyalaya (NEEPCO) Doyang. VKV students performed band display and the faculty members demonstrated computer aided class facility which the school was providing to the students. The governor also presented a book on India’s contribution to the World Thought & Culture. VKV principal, Lukumoni Borthakur delivered the welcome speech.

From Philosophy of Development to Happiness Analysis

“I want to know God’s thoughts. The rest is details”. This quotation by Albert Einstein puzzled many. However, Einstein  was pantheist – worshiper of all Gods. He may not have believed in any conventional notion of God. But believed that “a spirit is manifested in the laws of the Universe – a spirit vastly  superior to that of man, and one in the face of which we with our modest powers must feel humble”.

Shri.N.Krishnamurthi while writing on the Philosophy of Sustainable Development, echoes the same views in a very innovative way by having a dialogue between the Ostrich, Parrot and Swan.  Ancient wisdom as a representative of the Swan tells the  wise man to behave like a strand in the web of life, a star in the firmament of all existence.

In happenings section, we have covered training programmes on Azolla, NPK rich Bio-manure, Bio-pesticides preparation, Ferrocement technology, Bio-methanation plants and Varma Chiktsa etc.

In the wisdom section, Dr.Madhusudan Reddy tells us to transcend so that we can integrate ourselves with Nature and Nature with God.  Rachel Carson, author of the famous book ‘Silent Spring’ reminds us that Nature exists for the convenience of man. And finally, Prof.Satyanarayana Shastri exhorts the mankind to lead a simple life to achieve happiness.

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Matri Sammelan at Mangaldoi

Matri Sammelan was organized at Vivekananda Kendra Mangaldoi on 4th nov 2016.
150 mothers had been participated from 2 villages. Sammelan was started with invocation, bhajans followed by games and session on Sister Nivedita.

Sthanik Karyakarta Prashikshan Shibir at Golaghat

Sthanik Karyakarta Prashikshan Shibir was organized at VKV Golaghat from 13th oct to 17th oct 2016. 32 Karyakartas participated in the Shibir.

Pariwar Sammelan at Karnawati

Pariwar Sammelan was organized at Vivekananda Kendra, Karanwati on 4th Nov 2016.

On this occasion Ma. Hanumanthraoji (All India Treasurer of Vivekananda Kendra, Kanyakumari) addressed the gathering. The program was started with Bhajan and end with dinner.

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Joy of Giving week - Vivekananda Kendra Vidyalaya, Tezpur

On the eve of Gandhi and Shastri Jayanti the Vivekananda Kendra Vidhyalaya, Tezpur tried to make its children cognizant of the contentment one can achieve by giving and urged them to give the things they don’t use anymore and yet in good condition, viz. clothes, sweaters, shoes, toys, tiffin/pencil boxes etc. The students showed sheer enthusiasm and we collected a reasonable quantity of donatives in two days. We intended to distribute the collection among some of the disadvantaged children of Baahbari Village on 5 th October, 2016. We were all set to go for it but we encountered a little difficulty in making the computerized banner for the occasion due to day long power cut in the town on that very day. However the problem was solved easily by the effort of some of our creative teachers and students. They instantly prepared the logo for Daan Utsav and a “manual banner” was all ready.

Then we went to the village and felt fulfilled to see some 70 children waiting for us in the Anandalaya. First the children were greeted with a lead and follow song and then the distribution of the things started. After completing the distribution we all gathered for a group photo. The children were euphoric. We got a precious return against our small effort- their Smiles. The divine smiles. We returned with our minds full of bliss.

Eknath Ranade Puraskar 2016

Kolkata 27th October Ramkrishna Mission Cultural Institute and Nivedita Mission jointly organized  Nivedita Smarak  speeches on the eve of 150th birth anniversary of Bhagini Nivedita. Nivedita mission organized essay writing competition in  eleven schools of Kolkata  and choose the best student from each schools. The Eknath Ranade proskar was handed over to the mothers of the students and it is the Educational equipments like dictionary, globe , geometry box pen and copies for  one year. The Pruaskar was handed over by Sri Tathagata Roy Hon Governor of Tripura. In this evening Sister Christine Proskar was also handed over to the girls for Rangoli competition.

Dignitaries present in the function was Sri Kesharinath Tripathy, Hon Governor of West Bengal, Swami Balavdrajinanda Maharaj Asst secretary of RKM ,Swami Suprananandaji Maharaj, Swami Tyagibaranandaji and Sri S.S. Aluwalia state minister Agriculture and parliamentary affairs Govt of India.

रांची में व्यक्तित्व विकास शिविर

विवेकानन्द केंद्र कन्याकुमारी की शाखा की ओर से रांची के दस बडे स्कुलों के बच्चों का व्यक्तित्व विकास शिविर दिनांक 13-10-2016 से 16- 10-2016 तक डी ए वी़ आकाश पब्लिक स्कुल काॅके रोड में आयोजित किया गया । जिसमें 34 चयनित बच्चों का शारिरिक मानसिक एवं बौद्विक विकास कार्यक्रम हुआ । उक्त कार्यक्रम में रांची एवं पटना के कई प्रबुद्व लोगों ने बच्चों का मनोबल बढाया।
कार्यक्रम का समापन झ्रारखंड उच्च न्यायालय के पूर्व न्यायाधीश और राज्य उपभोक्ता संरक्षण आयोग के अध्यक्ष श्री रमेश कुमार मेरतिया और विनोद गड़यान जी के कर कमलों से सम्पन्न हुआ। पूर्व न्यायाधीश ने अपने सम्बोधन में कहा कि बच्चों का सम्पूर्ण विकास की आवश्यकता को विवेकानन्द केन्द्र ने अनुभव किया और इस निमित शिविर का आयोजन किया गया है। उन्होने विवेकानन्द की जीवनी पर प्रकाश डालते हुआ कहा कि वह तीन दिनों तक कन्याकुमारी स्थीत शिला पर ध्यान किया और तब देश को नई दिशा देने का काम किया उनकी साधना से यूवाओं को प्रेरणा लेनी चाहिए। मात्र चालिस वर्ष की आयु में पूरी दुनिया के लोगो के प्रेरणा स्त्रोत बने।
कार्यशाला के सफल आयोजन में केंद्र के बिहार झ्रारखंड संगठक मुकेश कीर राजेश अग्रवाल, सुरेश प्रसाद नमिता पांडेय अभिषेक गौरव माधव मिनाक्षी ने सहयोग दिया।

One Day Youth Motivational Camp at Karnawati

One Day Youth Motivtional Camp was organized under Safal Yuva - Samarth Bharat Programme. The whole Camp was divided into three parts. Games , Suryanamskar and Group Discussion followed by Concluding session . The Camp was started with Teen Omkar , Prathna. Then Motivational Geet had been sung by Yuva karyakarta. All the above mentioned three parts had an essential part of this Motivational camp. The concluding session had been taken by Dr. Kamlesh Upadyay.

आपकी सजगता से मिटेगा कुपोषण खिलेगा भारत का भविष्यः डाॅ . कयाल

बीना। विवेकानंद केन्द्र बीओआरएल चिकित्सालय व महिला एवं बाल विकास विभाग के संयुक्त तत्वावधान में विवेकानंद केन्द्र बीओआरएल चिकित्सालय में दिनांक 25 अक्टूबर 2016, मंगलवार को आंगनबाडी कार्यकर्ता व निरीक्षकों को प्रोजेक्ट संजीवनी के द्वितीय चरण की शुरूआत के पूर्व एक प्रशिक्षण कार्यशाला के माध्यम से प्रशिक्षण दिया गया। बच्चों में कुपोषण को दूर करने के लिए उक्त प्रोजेक्ट का संचालन किया जाता है। कार्यशाला में विवेकानंद केन्द्र बीओआरएल चिकित्सालय के चिकित्सा अधीक्षक व वरिष्ठ शिशु एवं बाल रोग विशेषज्ञ डाॅ . राजकुमार कयाल ने सभी को प्रशिक्षण दिया।
कार्यशाला में महिला बाल विकास विभाग की बाल विकास परियोजना अधिकारी श्रीमती संध्या शिन्दे व पर्यवेक्ष श्रीमती निशा रतले व बीओआरएल के उप-प्रबंधक श्री नवीन सिंह गहरवार व सहायक प्रबंधक श्री सायन चटर्जी, विवेकानंद केन्द्र बीओआरएल चिकित्सालय के प्रशासनिक अधिकारी श्री गिरीश कुमार पाल, मेडिको सोशल वर्कर श्री सौरभ मराठे, डाॅ . दीपाली कयाल, डाॅ. आशीष तिवारी सहित अन्य अधिकारी व कर्मचारी उपस्थित रहे। कार्यशाला में डाॅ . कयाल ने कहा कि यदि हमें स्वस्थ व समर्थ भारत चाहिए तो हमें नई पीढी को कुपोषण से बचाना होगा। बुजुर्गों की सेवा से हमें जो पुण्य मिलता है, उससे भी कहीं अधिक पुण्य हमें नवजात शिशुओं और छोटे बच्चों को कुपोषण से बचाने से मिलता है। जब बच्चों का कुपोषण मिटेगा तभी हमारा खुशहाल होगा। उन्होने सभी को उक्त पक्ष की तकनीकी व बारिकियों से भी अवगत कराया।
कार्यशाला के प्रारंभ में सभी कार्यकर्ताओं विवेकानंद केन्द्र व चिकित्सालय का एक वीडियो दिखाया गया। जिसके बाद एक लिखित परीक्षा ली गई जिसके माध्यम से उनका कुपोषण के प्रति ज्ञान जांचा गया। तत्पश्चात् डाॅ . राजकुमार कयाल द्वारा उन्हे स्तनपान, पूरक आहार, बच्चों व प्रसूताअों में होने वाली आम बीमारियां व स्वच्छता के विषय में जानकारी दी गई । वहीं सभी कार्यकर्ताओं द्वारा कार्यक्षेत्र में आने वाली परेशानी व अनुभव बताए गए। कार्यशाला के अंत में उन्हे रोचक खेल भी खिलाए गए। बीओआरएल की ओर से सभी निरीक्षक व कार्यकर्ताओं को स्मृति चिन्ह प्रदान किए। कार्यशाला में सभी का आभार श्रीमती संध्या शिंदे ने व्यक्त किया।