Wednesday, June 28, 2017

International Yoga Day celebration in Tinsukia

On the occasion of 3rd International Day of Yoga, Vivekananda Kendra Kanyakumari, Tinsukia Branch organized three programs in various locations of Tinsukia Township. At 8:30 A.M. the first program was organized at Women’s College, Tinsukia. The programme saw the enthusiastic participation of 185 students and lecturers of the college. The Yoga session was conducted by L. Sarita, Tinsukia Nagar Sangathak, Vivekananda Kendra. Yoga demonstrations were done by Kumari Najuki and Ravi, Anadalaya Acharyas.

The second program was organized at Manav Kalyan Prathana Bhawan, Tinsukia in collaboration with the Institute of Chartered Accountant of India (ICAI), Tinsukia branch. 150 persons including the Chartered Accountants, their family members and friends participated in the program. Sri Manish Agarwal, President of Tinsukia branch of ICAI delivered the welcome speech. Sri Gurudev Koli, Teacher, VKV, Tinsukia took the yoga session. Ma. Pravin Davolkarji, all India Joint General Secretary of Vivekananda Kendra enlightened the gathering on the topic- Yoga: the way of life.

At 12 noon the final program was organized in Tinsukia Commerce College in association with the District Administration, Tinsukia. Sri Partha Pratim Bairagi, ADC, Tinsukia was the chief guest. The Principal, Vice-Principal and many dignitaries from Tinsukia took part in that program. 250 students and lecturers of the college participated in the Yoga session taken by Sri Gurudev Koli, Teacher, VKV, Tinsukia.              

International Day of Yoga at Madurai

Madurai Celebrated International day of yoga celebrated at 4 place.

1. Madurai tvs Nagar vk Office (only brothers) total participants:11 Date:21.6.2017 Time:7.00 to 8.00am

2. Indian Oil corporations (Sisters and brothers) Totel participants:17 Date:21.6.2017 Time:8.00 to 9.00 am

3.tvs Sundaram School (sisters and brothers)7,8,9 students Total participants:60 Date:21.6.2017 Time:4.00 to 5.00pm

4.Arunachalam School (only brothers)7,8,9 students total participants:200 Date:21.6.2017 Time:4.30 to 5.30pm Vandemataram

3rd International Yoga day celebration by Vivekananda Kendra Branch-Guwahati

Along with rest of the country, the 3rd International Yoga day is celebrated in Guwahati on 21st June by Vivekananda Kendra Branch Guwahati with more than hundred devoted, enthusiastic Karyakartas. Kendra conducted the programme in 45 places of Guwahati and reach out to approximately 2200 people. The places are the Kendrastans, prime educational institutes, research institutes, Govt offices, corporate hubs, hospitals, some NGOs etc.

The event was planned for the last one month by the Yoga core team, VK Guwahati and VKIC. The training to the Karyakarta teams was given in the Saturday and Sundays of the whole month.

All the Yoga sessions are followed by a Kendra parichaya session. A good number of Kendra publications are also sold in the venues. The follow up activity will be Yoga Satra.

Some of the venues are IIT Guwahati, Gauhati University, Cotton University, TATA Institute of Social Science, Beltola College, Arya Vidyapith College, RGB College, Assam Institute of Management, NERIM, IGNOU, IIIT Guwahati, Regional Science Centre, IAAST, Archeological Survey of India, Bamunimaidan Industrial Estate, Assam Police Battalion, NRL, Railways Bamunimaidan, Reserve Bank of India, Postal Department Meghdoot Bhavan, Central Excise, BSNL, Hyaat Hospital, etc.

योग दिवस बिलासपुर में

विवेकानंद केंद्र कन्याकुमारी शाखा बिलासपुर द्वारा विश्व योग दिवस के उपलक्ष में 21 जून 2017 को संध्या 5:30 से 7:00 बजे तक योग अभ्यास एवं परिचर्चा का आयोजन केंद्र कार्यालय शांति नगर बिलासपुर में किया गया था. जिसमें प्रन्द्रह दयित्ववान कार्यकर्ताओ की उपस्थिति रही ।

योगाभ्यास का प्रारंभ विवेकानंद केंद्र की गौरवशाली परंपरा के अनुसार 3 ओंकार एवं सहना ववतु से हुआ, प्राणायाम का अभ्यास कराया गया । इसमें विभिन्न लोगों ने भाग लिया केंद्र के वरिष्ठ कार्यकर्ता एवं विभाग संपर्क प्रमुख डॉक्टर उल्हास वारे ने योग के चार प्रकारों को बताया कर्मयोग, ज्ञान योग, भक्ति योग तथा क्रिया योग चारों प्रकार उनकी सुव्यवस्थित तथा सारगर्भित व्याख्या के उपरांत उन्होंने कहा अपने अंदर छुपी शक्तियों को उभारने के लिए इन चारो का उचित समन्वयन आवश्यक है तथा यह एक सतत चलने वाली प्रक्रिया है । व्यवस्था प्रमुख प्रभाकर लिडबिडे जी ने कहा विद्यार्थियों के लिए योग अत्यंत लाभप्रद है, इससे विद्यार्थियों की एकाग्रता पड़ती है तथा उनकी कार्य कुशलता में वृद्धि होती है इसलिए हर विद्यार्थी को एक घंटा योग अवश्य करना चाहिए । संचालक एडवोकेट प्रतीक शर्मा जी ने बताया वर्तमान में योग का प्रचलन बहुत अधिक बढ़ गया है इसका प्रमुख कारण यही है कि योग करने से सिर्फ फायदे ही होते हैं इसका कोई भी साइड इफेक्ट अथवा नुकसान नहीं है इसलिए इसकी जनसामान्य में स्वीकार्यता बढ़ गई है । विस्तार प्रमुख डॉक्टर संजय आयदे  जी ने कहां के लोग भारत की ही देन है एवं विश्व स्तर पर इसके स्वीकार्यता हमारे लिए गर्व का विषय है आज लगभग 200 देशों में योग किया गया, विदेशी न्यूज चैनल पर भी योग करते हुए लोग दिखाई थी जो कि इसकी पुष्टि करता है । विस्तार प्रमुख डॉक्टर धनंजय मिश्रा ने वृक्ष का उदाहरण देते हुए योग की महत्ता का प्रतिपादन किया तथा कहा जिस प्रकार का वृक्ष के लिए जड़ अत्यंत महत्वपूर्ण है उसी प्रकार मनुष्य के शरीर के लिए उसका मस्तिष्क में अत्यंत महत्वपूर्ण है , उन्होंने विज्ञान की भाषा में भी विभिन्न चीजों को समझाये । योग लेते समय ही व्यवस्था प्रमुख आशुतोष शुक्ल ने योग में आवश्यक सावधानी बताते हुए योग को व्याधि से समाधि की यात्रा कह कर   विभिन्न रोगों में इससे होने वाले फायदों के बारे में बताया तथा योग रोग उपचार का साधन मात्र ना होकर एक "जीवन पद्धति" होने की बात कही ।

सर्वे भवंतु सुखिन: के साथ समापन हुआ, तत्पश्चात केंद्र प्रार्थना कर के लोग अपने गंतव्य की ओर प्रस्थान किये । 

3 Days Residential Youth motivation camp at Kanyakumari

3 Days Residential Youth motivation camp is organised by Vivekananda Kendra Mysore at Kanyakumari from June 6th to June 8th. On 6th June Ma. Balakrishanji, Vice president of Vivekananda Kendra inaugurated the camp and talked about Vivekananda Rock Memorial and Ma. Eknathji. The topic Purposeful Life  by Ma. Radha Didi, Pranta Sanghatak and interacted with students. How I inspired by Swami Vivekananda by Sri Raghuji, Bangalore.  Patriotic saint Swami Vivekananda and Karma Yogini Bhagini Nivedita by Sri Vinayaka, Yuva Pramukh, Vivekananda Kendra, Mysore. Su. Kalyani Didi took song session.  On 8th June , Ma.Aparna didi, talked about Kendra and how students can associate in Kendra activities. Prayer, games , group discussion, Shramanubhava, yoga and pranayama are the other activities.All the participants visited Rock memorial, Sri Ramayana Dharshanam, Bharatamata sadhan, other exhibitions the campus. Total participants 40, teachers-3, karyakartas- 7.

Bhagavata Saptaha in VK Thiruvananthapuram

Bhagavata Saptaha was organised in VK Thiruvananthapuram from 8 June to 15 June 2017.  Mananeeya Lakshmi didi, Director Vivekananda Kendra Vedic Vision Foundation, inaugurated the Saptaha on 8 June 2017 at 9.00 am by

lighting the lamp. She also spoke on Bhagavata mahatmya. Sri Hanumanta Rao, Treasurer Vivekananda Kendra Kanyakumari, participated in the Saptaha and shared few stories from Bhagavata. Smt Padma Adigal from

VKVVF Kodungallur and Su. Shanta Kumari from Palaghat were the main acharyas of the saptaha. All the participants of the Saptah were well acquainted with the reading of Bhagavata and shared their knowledge

about Bhagavata during Saptaha. Programme was concluded on 15 June 2017. Around 100 people partook the prasad. Su Radhamma from Thiruvananthapuram sponsored the entire programme.

Friday, June 23, 2017

Personality Development Camp at VKV Badarpur

A 5 day non-residential Personal Development camp was organized by Vivekananda Kendra Vidyalaya, Badarpur at Anandadham Kalibari, Badarpur, from 23rd May’17 to 27th May’17, where 42 students attendend. Apart from VKV Badarpur, 5 other school student also participated in that camp. The program was inaugurated in the presence of Sree Chinmoy Boruah dada, Nagar pramukh, Badarpur, Sree Niharanjan Das Dada a teacher of Maharshi Sandipan school and Sree Prashanta Chakraborty Dada Headmaster VKV Badarpur.

Every day from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm different activities started from Pratahsmaran to Kendra Prarthana, along with various Boudhik satras, Manthans, Karyashalas, Yogabhyas, Geetabhyas and sanskar Varga were followed.

The topic of the Boudhik Satras were: Our Ideal Swami Vivekananda, Mananiya Eknathji and his leadership, Bharatiya Sanskriti and Adarsha SanskarVarga

And the related Manthan and Karyashalas were : Patriotism in practice, Leadership, Health and hygiene and Team Building

On 27th May’17 at 2:00 pm the Samarpan samaroh was followed in presence of various dignitaries and parents of those students. The dignitaries were- (1) Sree Ahindra Das, teacher of Rly High school, (2) Sree Shitish Ranjan Das, Headmaster of Pramodini Vidyanikitan School,Kalinagar , (3) Sree Bishwa Baran Boruah a senior Advocate of Karimganj Judge Court. All of them were very happy for those steps taken for the children and have put light upon the importance of those camps and those habbits that build our character. The program concluded with Kendra Prarthana. 

Vishwabhanu bulletin April-May-2017

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

193rd Free Eye Camp at Kanyakumari​

Vivekananda Kendra Kanyakumari organized 193rd Free Eye Camp on 7th June 2017 Wednesday from 9:00 a m to 3:00 p m in Vivekanandapuram Campus.​ This Eye Camp was ​Sponso​​r​ed by​ Smt S Shankary (In memory of her husband late MGS   Shankar) of Tirunelveli.
The Camp was inaugurated by lighting the lamp by LifeWorker, Kum. Aparna Palkar in presence of Dr. Sneha & Dr. Pradhan of the Aravind Eye Hospital, Tirunelveli. Including Doctors total 15 member of Medical Team has conducted the camp. They checked up more than 180 outdoor patients, from which 38 patients have been sent to Tirunelveli for Operation and with this free Spectacles and post operative medicine were distributed to Eye Patients at Vivekanandapuram campus at Vivekananda Kendra, Kanyakumari.
Free Eye Camp was organised every first Wednesday morning of every month at Vivekanandapuram Campus at Vivekananda Kendra, Kanyakumari. One can contribute his service or sponsor a Eye Camp. Plz drop an email to [email protected] to get more details.

Green Rameswaram NewsLetter May 2017

Vivekananda Kendra - Nardep received the "Environmental Award" for its work at Rameswaram in the year 2015 - 16 on 5th June – ‘World Environment Day’. Environment Minister K.C.Karupanan, Govt. of Tamilnadu handed over the award to Sis.Saraswathi on behalf of Vivekananda Kendra - Nardep at the glittering function held at Chennai. This month has the following highlights:

Proceedings of the ‘Visioning Exercise’ for ‘Green Resilient Rameswaram’

Proceedings of the ‘Visioning Exercise’ for ‘Green Resilient Rameswaram’

Sustainable Electricity Access - Some Thoughts by Dr.Ramarathnam of Basil Energetics.

Regular awareness programmes on Waste management by Hand in Hand India.

Shri.Subramanian of C.P.R. Environmental Educational Center writes about Nakshatra Vanam. This month he gives the details of Shathabhisha Nakshatra.

Economic viability of Drumstick cultivation and creation of value added products

In Water harvesting section, you can see the story on the ‘Sarvaroga Nivarana Teertham’ as well as the inauguration of the Traditional Water Body and finally the work to build Social Capital

Monday, June 12, 2017

Environmental Award to VK Nardep

Vivekananda Kendra - Nardep received the "Environmental Award" for its work at Rameswaram in the year 2015 - 16 on 5th June – ‘World Environment Day’. Environment Minister K.C.Karupanan, Govt. of Tamilnadu handed over the award to Sis.Saraswathi on behalf of Vivekananda Kendra - Nardep at the glittering function held at Chennai.

VK Nardep Monthly Newsletter May 2017

Albert Schweitzer, a Nobel Laureate was a French-German theologian, organist, philosopher, and physician. He coined the phrase “Reverence for Life”. These words came to Albert Schweitzer on a boat trip on the Ogooué River in French Equatorial Africa (now Gabon), while searching for a universal concept of ethics for our time.

Schweitzer made the phrase the basic tenet of an ethical philosophy, which he developed and put into practice. He gave expression to its development in numerous books and publications during his life.  He also used his hospital in Lambaréné in Gabon (Central Africa) to demonstrate this philosophy in practice. In this month, we are giving a few of his quotable quotes.

Shri.N.Krishnamoorthy covers the topic of ‘Green Diversity’ by way of dialogue between Srimati Annapurna Duval, Shri Krish Phidal and Professor Jnani Noval.  In happenings section, we have covered training programmes on Vermi Technology, Bee Keeping, Water management, Bio-methanation technology, Refresher course and Exposure visits etc.

In the wisdom section, Wolfgang Sachs, Editor of ‘The Development Dicitionary’ writes about the dilemma of the human being between Tradition and Modernity while Jean Robert, a Swiss Architect and writer of ‘The history of modern consciousness’ explains how the Development is directly proportional to the degradation of environment and finally Dr.Vandana Shiva in her usual style explains the Crisis of sustainablilty.  For reading the newsletter,  please click here.

Residential Personality Development Camp in Kanyakumari

Vivekananda Kendra Nagarkoil conducted one day Personality Development Camp at 5 place in Kanyakumari, 200 children participated in camp. There was 5 days residential personality development camp in kanyakumari of selected 55 students.

Adaraneeya Krishnamurthy Annaji inauguarated the camp with inspiring stories. There were different sessions on Personality and Patriotism.  There was discussions on subject like daily routine, hobbies and duties. Drama and folk songs were the part of the camp. Stories were told from Ramayan and life of the great freedom fighters. There was small visit of Vivekananda Rock Memorial and Sri Ramayanam Dharshanam

Adaraneeya Radhadidi and Sri ParameswariMataji of Sharada Ashram concluded the camp with Paadha Poojai and Prarthana for Rain. Around 45 parent Participated in the Poojai and altogether we chanted for Rain.

व्यक्तित्व विकास" शिबिर @ भुबनेश्वर

विवेकानंद केंद्र कन्याकुमारी शाखा भुबनेश्वर वाणी विहार उत्कल विश्वविद्यालय परिसर में 18/05/2017 से ले कर 21/05/2017 तारीख तक एक "व्यक्तित्व विकास" शिबिर का आयोजन किया गया था। 30 बहन और 15 भाई को मिलाकर इस शिबिर में 45 छात्रछात्रि योगदान दिए थे। शिबिर का हर सुबह शांतिपाठ से सुरु हो कर गीता पाठ, सूर्यनमस्कार, आसन, खेल, देशात्मक गीत, सृजनशीलता अदि कार्यक्रम हुआ करता था। सभी छात्रने उत्साह के साथ इस शिबिर में हिस्सा लिया। शिबिर के अंतिम दिन में अतिथि क रूप में Shree Basudev Chatoi (सह नगर संचालक दायित्य) और Smt. Geeta Hatial (व्यबस्था प्रमुख दायित्य) आये हुए थे और बच्चों के मातापिता भी शिबिर में योगदान दिया।

एक में अनेक की अनुभूति है योग

क्षेत्रीय शिक्षा संस्थान में योग सत्र का आयोजन : वेद का वाक्य ‘एकोह्म बहुस्यामः’ के अनुसार एक ही ब्रह्म जो अनेक स्वरूपों में प्रकट हुआ है उसकी अनुभूति कर लेना ही योग है। योगाभ्यास के माध्यम से समाहित अवस्था में प्राप्त ऊर्जा से व्युत्थान अवस्था अर्थात संपूर्ण दिन में योगमय स्थिति को पा लेना ही योग है। चित्त की वृत्तियों को नियंत्रित कर अपने आनंदमय स्वरूप को प्रकटीकरण ही योग है। उक्त विचार विवेकानन्द केन्द्र राजस्थान प्रान्त प्रशिक्षण प्रमुख डॉ0 स्वतन्त्र कुमार शर्मा ने क्षेत्रीय शिक्षा संस्थान द्वारा अपने अधिकारियों, कर्मचारियों, शिक्षकों एवं विद्यार्थियों के लिए आयोजित दस दिवसीय योग प्रशिक्षण सत्र के दौरान व्यक्त किए। इस अवसर पर छात्रों का विशेष सत्र लेते हुए पूर्णकालिक कार्यकर्ता सुरेश लामा ने शिथिलीकरण, सूर्यनमस्कार एवं विभिन्न क्लिष्ट आसनों का अभ्यास कराया गया। नगर प्रमुख रविन्द्र जैन ने बताया कि यह सत्र 10 जून तक लगाया जा रहा है।

Yoga Satra @ Kovilpatti


Vivekananda Kendra Kanyakumari Kovilpatti Branch conducted 7days yoga satra at Kovilpatti Nadar Kamraj Metric School from 21st to 27th May 2017. Participants learn about Relaxation Technique, SuryaNayaskar, Assan, Pranayam and also get first hand experience of Neti​ ​Kriya. Total 45 person encouragingly took participation in all the activities.

Karyakarta Prashikshan Shivir​ @Telugu Prant ​​

Praant Karyakarta Prashikshan Shivir was held in Telugu Praant from 11 a.m. on 21- 1 p.m. on 28 May 2017. Participants: 7 and organising team -6 (of this one was a participant). Total: 12.

In addition to the regular sessions, there were a series of five sessions on Bharateeya Sanskriti: 1.Dharma - the Soul of India 2. Punyabhoomi Bharat and its glorious past 3. ​Varna and Aashram Vyavastha 4.The Bharateeya Vision of Indian Womanhood and 5. Bharateeya Ideal of Seva (Pancha Mahayagna and the functioning of the Ideal Social Order). A special session on Gita in Daily Life was taken by Dr. Sarojini who is a visiting Professor at the University of Hyderabad. Guests who came to take sessions were Sri D.Shanmukheshwar Rao, Co-ordinator, Saksham, Telangana Praant and Sri G. Anil Kumar, Co-ordinator FTS - South India. The Aahuti Satra was taken by Sri CV Ramuluji, Praant Sanchalak and Sri Maruthimohan Reddy, Vibhag Pramukh, Rayalaseema Vibhag.

As a tribute to Sister Nivedita Sri PVS Karthik Kumar narrated inspiring incidents from her life during Prerana se Punarruthan. Yoga Satra-Varga as well as two sessions to familiarise participants with the International Day of Yoga were taken by Sri G. Srinivas, Jeevanvrati and Prakalpa Sangathak, VK Kaushalam. Sri Rama Sudhakar and Sri Vijay Kumar coordinated the Samskar Varga sessions.

300 families were contacted through a special Samparka drive in areas around the VK Kaushalam campus. In addition to a brief Kendra parichay, families were invited to join Sanskar Varga and Yoga varga.

Regular Yoga varga participants at VK Kaushalam also joined for the daily Yoga Varga and some joined for the Kendra Varga and Samskar varga also.

Free Eye Camp at Pengeree

Vivekananda Kendra Kanyakumari in association with Lion K.K.Saharia Eye Hospital, Dibrugarh and Jatiya Vidyalaya, Pengeree organized one Free Eye Camp at Pengeree on 30th May 2017.  A total 107 patients were examined by the eye Hospital team and 23 patients with cataracts were detected during the day long camp. The patients with cataracts will be operated phase wise and the first batch of 8 patients will be operated tomorrow. The transportation, food, hospitalization, medicines and surgery for each patient will be free of cost. Patients from many interior villages and tea gardens were immensely benefitted during the camp.

The owner of Jatiya Vidyalaya, Pengeree, Sri Kuldeep Sharma donated 36 spectacles to the poor and needy patients during the camp. The Indian Army unit, stationed at Pengeree provided refreshments to the medical team.

संस्कार वर्ग प्रशिक्षण शिविर @ इंदौर ​

विवेकानन्द केंद्र कन्याकुमारी इंदौर नगर में संस्कार वर्ग प्रशिक्षण शिविर दिनांक 24 मई से 28 मई तक आयोजितकिया गया। संस्कार वर्ग 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 3 बौद्धिक सत्र हुए, 1.संकार वर्ग क्यों?, 2. संस्कार वर्ग कैसे, 3. राम और कृष्ण संस्कार वर्ग के प्रणेता।  शिविर में दिनचर्या सुबह 5.00 बजे जागरण व प्रातः स्मरण से प्रारम्भ कर संस्कार वर्ग का अभ्यास, एकात्मता स्तोत्र का अभ्यास व पठन किया गया। मंथन सत्र में संस्कार वर्ग से वर्त्तमान चुनोतिया का समाधान इन विषय पर चर्चा व प्रस्तुति की गयी। अभ्यास सत्र वैदिक गणित कार्यकर्ता ने लिए। नैपुण्य वर्ग में संस्कार वर्ग रचना, सूर्यनमस्कार, कथाकथन, गीत, प्रार्थना यह विषय लिए गए। सुबह और शाम शारीरिक अभ्यास में संस्कार वर्ग लिया गया, कथाकथन में श्रद्धावान नचिकेता, वीर अभिमन्यु, सीता पुरत्र लव –कुश, भक्त प्रल्हाद, स्वामी विवेकानन्द, गुरु गोविन्द सिंह इन विषयों पर हुई। प्रेरणा से पुनरुत्थान में देवासुर संग्राम, राम रावन युद्ध, भागीरथ प्रयास इन विषयों पर कथाकथन हुआ।

शिविर में समापन सत्र में मुख्य अतिथि के रूप में विवेकानन्द केंद्र प्रान्त संपर्क प्रमुख श्री अतुल सेठ जी, सरस्वती शिशु मंदिर के सचिव श्री दंडवते जी, संस्कार वर्ग प्रशिक्षण शिविर के शिविर अधिकारी आ. श्रीमती श्रद्धाताई देशपांडे  ने कार्यकर्ताओं को आशीर्वचन दिए। श्री अतुल सेठ जी ने प्रशिक्षनार्थी और पालक वर्ग को बताया की परिवार में एक सामूहिक दिनचर्या होनी चाहिए, पालक स्वयं टी.वि., मोबाइल, से दूर रहे विवेकानन्द केंद्र की गतिविधिओं में भाग ले, परिवार में अनुशासन का कटाक्ष करे। शिविर अधिकारी श्रीमती श्रद्धाताई देशपांडे ने पलकों को संस्कार वर्ग के अभिभावक बने यह आहवाहन किया। समापन कार्यक्रम में इंदौर नगर से प्रबुद्धजन, शिविरार्थियो के पालक  भी उपस्थित थे।

शिविर में कुल 5 गण अदम्य, अभी:, तेजस, अग्निशिखा, अम्रुत्प्राणा की रचना की गयी थी , तथा कार्यालय को निष्पक्ष, अधिकारी कक्षा को निश्रेयेस, संचालन चमू कक्षा को​ अभुदय यह नाम रखे गए थे। शिविर में इंदौर नगर से 34, धार नगर से 6 संचालन चमु 15 ऐसे कुल 55 कार्यकर्ता उपस्थित थे।