Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Universal Brotherhood Day Celebration at Bhivani

Vivekanada Kendra Bhivani celebrated universal brotherhood day. Program started with shantipath, followed by patriotic song. On this occassion, resitated the lecture of Swami Vivekananda. There was small discussion on it which is lead by Pro. Lalsastriji. Program ended with Shanti Mantra.

Total no. Of participants  117

Sisters  47

Brothers 70

Universal Brotherhood Day at VKV Tezpur

Commemorating the historic speech of Swami Vivekananda at Chicago the Vidyalaya celebrated Universal Brotherhood Day with the students of Assam Valley Junior College and ITI, Tezpur at KatekibariBibahBhavan, Tezpur. SjtBijoySaikia, Principal, AVJ College, SjtAbhijitKalita, MD, AVJ College, SjtPranjalSaikia, MD, ITI, Tezpur and Dr. R N Pal, coordinator, VKV Tezpur were present. Students presented part of the Chicago Speech, patriotic song, Pyramid and Satriya Dance in front of the gathering. The principal of AVJ College appreciated the program and was positive that his students will surly get influenced to read more about Swami Vivekananda. SmtSangeeta Devi, Headmistress, VKV Tezpur gave a brief yet effective welcome speech, the Significance of the day was delivered by PrzapatiNandanparashar, Computer Teacher, VKV Tezpur and DR. R N Pal conveyed information about Vivekananda Kendra to the students. The event was overall successful with around 350 students.

भागलपुर में विश्व बंधुत्व उत्सव मनाया

आनंदराम ढाढनियां स्कूल परिसर में रविवार को विवेकानंद केंद्र भागलपुर द्वारा विश्व बंधुत्व उत्सव मनाया गया| कार्यक्रम का उद्घाटन कुलपति प्रो.एन के झा,ईएनटी स्पेशलिस्ट डॉ. लक्ष्मीकान्त सहाय ,प्रांत संपर्क प्रमुख डॉ.विजय कुमार वर्मा व मुख्य वक्ता गौतम सरकार ने दीप जलाकर किया | नगर प्रमुख प्रो.राजभूषण प्रसाद ने लोगों को अतिथियों से परिचय कराया | मुख्य वक्ता गौतम सरकार ने कहा कि विवेकानन्द जी ने वेदांत, भारतीय दर्शन, योग को आत्मा के उत्थान के लिए जरूरी माना है| उन्होंने स्कूल कॉलेजों में विवेकानन्द की जीवनी पढ़ाये जाने के लिए स्वामी विवेकानन्द स्टडी सर्किल की स्थापना पर बल  दिया | अध्यक्षीय उद्बोधन में डॉ.लक्ष्मीकांत सहाय ने कहा कि विश्व धर्म सम्मेलन में विवेकानन्द ने विश्व बंधुत्व के विचारों को रखकर भारत का मान बढ़ाया |ईश्वर द्वारा रचित समस्त प्राणीयों से स्नेह का भाव रखना ही विश्व बंधुत्व है| डॉ.वर्मा ने कहा की विवेकानन्द केन्द्र अध्यात्म प्रेरित सेवा संगठन है | इसका लक्ष्य मानव उत्थान एवं राष्ट्र का। पुर्ननिर्माण है| विवेकानन्द के विचारों पर चलकर ही भारत विश्वगुरु का दर्जा प्राप्त कर सकता है|

 कुलपति एन के झा ने कहा कि विश्व में  शांति की स्थापना विश्व बंधुत्व के concept पर निर्भर है|जाती ,धर्म' को हटाकर ही भाईचारे को बढ़ावा देने के बाद ही विश्व में शांति आएगी | कुलपति ने कहा की भारतीय चिंतन समन्वय पर निर्भर है| भारतीय संस्कृति निरपेक्षता और यथार्थवाद को महत्व देता है|

कार्यक्रम में नगर के गणमान्य जन, महाविद्यालयीन युवा और विभिन्न संगठनो की उपस्थिति रही !

Universal Brotherhood Day Celebration at Thiruvananthapuram

Vivekananda Kendra Thirivananthapuram celebrated Universal Brotherhood Day and Onam on 10 September 2017. Students of Anandalaya arranged Atthapukalam, a traditional flower arrangement in the morning. Onam Sadya,a special lunch for Onam was arranged for the families of Anadalaya students, Yoga Varga participants and other well wishers of Vivekananda Kendra Thiruvananthapuram. Exhibition of 31 panels on Life & Message of Bhagini Nivedita, Kridayoga, Thiruvathira, Drama, Lecture by Sri Ajit Kumar, State Convener, Sri Ramakrishna Bhava Prachara Parishad were the part of the day long programme. Entire programme was organized in the newly constructed hall in the Vivekananda Kendra premises. Around 100 people participated in the programme.

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Universal Brotherhood Day at Tinsukia

Vivekananda Kendra Kanyakumari, Tinsukia branch organized Universal Brotherhood Day at District Library, Tinsukia, Assam on 11th September 2017. Sri Diganta Bishwa Sharma, an eminent speaker on Swami Vivekananda, graced the occasion as chief guest and key speaker.

The programme was started with lighting the lamp and Borgeet, assamese devotional song composed by Sri Sri Madhab Deb followed by Jhumur, a traditional folk dance. The Principal of Vivekananda Kendra Vidyalaya, Tinsukia welcomed the dignitaries and they were felicitated with Assamese traditional Gamocha. Dr.P.S.Das , Nagar Sanchalak of Vivekananda Kendra ,Tinsukia explained the significance of the day. Sri Debobroto Dey, Deputy Superintendent of Police, Tinsukia spoke a few words about Swami Vivekananda.

Pravin Dabholkar, All India Joint General Secretary of Vivekananda Kendra beautifully spoke about Vivekananda Kendra, its vision and mission and how it is working for the actualization of Swamijis dream to make Bharat Mata Jagatguru.

Sri Diganta Bishwa Sarma, through his mesmerizing speech enthralled the august gathering. His deep knowledge and wisdom was palpable in his speech. He explained how Swami Vivekananda inspired millions of youths across the globe to serve the poor and needy.

Vote of thanks was delivered by Sri Monoj Bajaj, Nagar Pramukh, Vivekananda Kendra, Tinsukia. The programme concluded with Santipath. 

Youth Motivational Workshop at mehsana

After the conducting Open book examination at different collages in mehsana -One Day Youth Motivational Camp was organized under SafalYuva Samarth Bharat programme. Anchoring was done by Shri Aashishbhai Thakar. Games, Songs, Suryanamaskar, Inspirational Lectures, Group Discussion were main activities of the camp.the swadhyay was held on 'Bharat ne Vishvaguru Banavama aapni bhumika'. Shri Lokesh  Keshre requested students to be a contributing personality of the society. Shri Monasbhai Thakar  delivered an inspirational talk to the students also Certificates were distributed to the students in the august presence of Monasbhai Thakar, yuva pramukh Ahemdavad vibhag and prof. at Babasaheb Ambedkar open university Ahemdabad.

Date: 02.09.2017

Time: 8:30am  to 12:00 pm

Vanue: Kamlaba hall, Shree Sharvajanik Pharmacy collage, Mehsana

No. Of participants : 86 (Both  sisters and brothers)

No. Karyakartas: 16

From ‘Water Green’ to ‘Man-made Ignorance’

E.F.Schumacher was a German statistician and economist who is best known for his proposals for human-scale, decentralised and appropriate technologies. His book “Small Is Beautiful: A Study of Economics as if People Mattered” was ranked by The Times Literary Supplement as one of the 100 most influential books published since World War II. In this issue we have given a few of his quotable quotes.
Shri.N.Krishnamoorthy covers the topic of ‘Water Green’ by way of the usual dialogue between Srimati Annapurna Duval, Shri Krish Phidal and Professor Jnani Noval.  In happenings section, we have covered training programmes on Bio-pesticide preparation, Terrace Gardening, Ferro-cement technology, Compressed Earth Blocks making, Traditional Siddha Varma Bone setting Practices, Crop Residue Management and Networking etc.
In the wisdom section, C.Douglas Lummis explains us the real meaning of ‘Prosper - According to Hope’, Majid Rahnema basically an Iranian writes about ‘Voluntary Poverty’ based on age old moral principles of simplicity and finally Dr.Vandana Shiva, World renowned Environmental thinker says that ‘Man-made Ignorance’ is becoming a new source of threat to life on this planet.
For reading the VK-Nardep - Monthly Newsletter, please click here

Swami Vivekananda Baudhdhik Pratiyogita Shimla

Vivekananda Kendra Shimla Branch organized two days Swami Vivekananda Baudhdhik Pratiyogita having theme - Know Your Self

First phase : Book base examination on - Life and  Teachings of Swami Vivekananda on 2nd sept.  62 students from various depart of HPU, Kotsera, Sanjoli and RKMV college.

Second phase : 4:30 hours Special orientation workshop having group discussion and presentation on subject like Indian culture, modernization, Power of youth and purpose of life. Songs, drama and Yogasana are the part of workshop. : 54 students from various Dept. of Himachal Pradesh University, Govt Degree COllege, Kotsera, Govt Degree College, Sanjauli and Rajkiya Kanya Maha Vidyalaya (RKMV) college.

Free Cochlear Implant Programme

The Swasthya Seva Manch(Health Service Forum) of Vivekananda Kendra Kanyakumari, Uttar Poorvanchal organized a free Cochlear Implant (a very expensive imported lifelong hearing device) programme for deaf and dumb children in association with Max Hospital, Saket, New Delhi and Snehalaya, an NGO of Tinsukia working in the field of differently able persons . Dr. Sanjay Sachdeva, Head of ENT and Head & Neck Surgery, Max Hospitals, visited Tinsukia in the month of May 2017 to screen patients. 
In the screening camp six children were selected by him for the surgery. After counseling the parents, it was decided that three children will be send to Delhi for surgeries in July 2017. Accordingly Urmi Moran (2yrs.and7months), Ristina Buragohain(4 yrs.) and Arpita Gogoi(4yrs.and 6 months) were sent to Delhi along with their parents and on 30th July, they got the approval for surgeries. In next three days, they were operated at Max Hospital, Delhi by Dr.Sachdeva and his highly skilled and dedicated team and the internal part of the device were successfully implanted. After two days, they were sent back home.
After four weeks they had to visit Delhi again to switch on the device and the 31st August 2017 was fixed for that purpose. Accordingly they reached Max Hospital on that day and under the guidance of Dr.Shruti Sahni (Senior Audiologist) and technicians, the devices were switched on. It was a memorable moment for all of us to watch the reactions of the children, who were listening to sounds first time in their life. 
The third and very crucial part of this entire exercise is speech therapy, which will be given to these children very soon at Snehalaya free of cost. 
All these three children are from economically poor families background. Without the help from Max Hospital, Saket,Delhi, Cochlear (Australian manufacturer of the device), Amplifone (Audiology experts) it wouldn’t had been possible to have these implants free of cost. In this endeavor a major setback occurred due to relentless flood which disrupted the train connectivity between North-East and the rest of the country. A moment came when we all despaired that the second trip to Delhi would be cancelled. At this crucial juncture the most encouraging incident occurred, when on our request the Prime Ministers National Relief Fund (PMNRF) immediately reserved flight tickets for children and parents to Delhi. 
After the successful completion of the first phase, we are planning to organize the second screening camp in October 2017 to find more economically poor deaf and dumb children.  Feeling the need of this area for more such programmes Dr Sachdeva has offered all possible assistance to treat more deaf and dumb children and help them to lead a normal life.  

Youth Motivational Workshop at Mehsana

 One Day Youth Motivational Workshop "Safal Yuva Samarth Bharat" ​was organised on 2nd September 2017 from morning 8:30 to 12noon at Kamlaba Hall of Shree Sharvajanik Pharmacy collage, Mehsana. The workshop was organised for student who completed the first stage of Open ​B​ook ​Examination at different collages of Mehsana. From various colleges of Mehsana total 86 boys & girls were selected for this workshop.

Games, Songs, Suryanamaskar, Inspirational Lectures, Group Discussion were main activities of the camp. The swadhyay was held on the subject 'Bharat ne Vishvaguru Banavama aapni bhumika'. Shri Lokesh  Keshre requested students to be a contributing personality of the society. Inspirational talk was delivered by Shri Monasbhai Thakar, yuva pramukh Ahemdavad vibhag, working as professor at Babasaheb Ambedkar Open University Ahemdabad. In his august presence Certificates to all 86 participants were distributed. The entire program was co-ordinated by Team of 16 karyakartas lead by Aashishbhai.

Friday, September 1, 2017

केंद्र परिचय वर्ग अजमेर

विवेकानंद केंद्र कन्याकुमारी शाखा अजमेर द्वारा कार्यकर्ताओं के लिए आयोजित केंद्र परिचय वर्ग का आयोजन अंगीरा आश्रम में रविवार को किया गया। इस आयोजन का उद्देश्य प्रतिपादित करते हुए विवेकानंद स्टडी सर्किल की संयोजिका विश्वा शर्मा ने बताया कि विवेकानंद केंद्र का प्रमुख उद्देश्य मनुष्य निर्माण से राष्ट्र पुनरुत्थान का संकल्प है और इसे केंद्र अपनी विशिष्ट कार्यपद्धति योग, स्वाध्याय एवं संस्ेकार के द्वारा पूर्ण करता है। इस विषय की स्पष्टता को जानने के लिए प्रतिभागियों ने मनुष्य निर्माण से राष्ट्र पुनरुत्थान विषय पर मंथन किया तथा मंथन प्रस्तुति के पश्चात् इसकी संकल्पना को स्पष्ट करते हुए प्रांत प्रशिक्षण प्रमुख डॉ. स्वतंत्र शर्मा ने बताया कि स्वामी विवेकानंद की शिष्या भगिनी निवेदिता ने मनुष्य निर्माण की प्रक्रिया में केवल विषय का अध्ययन, स्वाध्याय एवं उसका अनुशीलन ही पर्याप्त नहीं माना है अपितु कार्य सिद्धि के लिए तन-मन प्राणपन से कार्य में लग जाना ही भारत को विश्व गुरु बना सकता है। इसके लिए प्रत्येक कार्यकर्ता को अपने कर्म क्षेत्र में उतरना पड़ेगा। कर्म क्षेत्र की संकल्पना को स्पष्ट करते हुए वर्तमान परिप्रेक्ष्य में डॉ शर्मा ने बताया कि विवेकानंद केंद्र अगले माह विभिन्न स्नातक एवं स्नातकोत्तर स्तर के विद्यार्थियों के लिए उठो जागो युवा प्रेरणा प्रतियोगिता का आयोजन विभिन्न महाविद्यालय में करने जा रहा है। इसके लिए महाविद्यालय संपर्क करने के लिए उपस्थित कार्यकर्ताओं ने टीम बनाकर कार्य करने का संकल्प भी लिया।

 केंद्र परिचय वर्ग में ‘धर्म के लिए जिएं’ गीत की प्रस्तुति नगर प्रमुख रविंद्र जैन द्वारा की गई। क्रीड़ा योग के रूप में हाथी घोड़ा पालकी, महापुरुष श्रंखला, नचिकेता, पोस्ट ऑफिस खेल क्षितिज तोषनीवाल द्वारा खिलाए गए। केन्द्र परिचय वर्ग में भोजन मंत्र की संकल्पना नितिन गोयल द्वारा स्पष्ट की गई तथा भोजन करने का तरीका एवं उससे जुड़ा हुआ भाव भी बताया गया।

विवेकानंद केंद्र के इस परिचय वर्ग में श्री शिवराज शर्मा प्रांत सह संचालक, श्री सत्यदेव शर्मा विभाग संचालक, श्रीमती कुसुम गौतम विभाग सह संचालक, अंकुर प्रजापति योग प्रमुख, राजरानी कुशवाहा कार्यालय प्रमुख तथा विवेकानंद विस्तार, राम कृष्ण विस्तार, एवं पृथ्वीराज विस्तार से जुड़े हुए कार्यकर्ताओं ने भी सहभागिता की। केंद्र प्रार्थना से परिचय वर्ग का समापन हुआ।

Ignited Youth Campaign launched at Bengal

Vivekananda Kendra Pashimbang Prant launched the IGNITED YOUTH Campaign (A Leadership Development Training Project)  on 25th August at Ramkrishna Mission Vivekananda University, Belur Math on the presence of Pujya Swami Atmpriyananda Maharaj (Vice Chancellor), Capt.(Retd) Jashodeep Bhomik, Shri Manoj Das (Prant Sangathak of Pashim Bang Prant of Vivekananda Kendra).

The program was attended by 55 youth from different colleges. Shri Avijit Das (Director-Camellia Institute of Technology & Management) & Prof. V. K. Tewari (H.O.D. Agriculture & Rural Development Dept. IIT, Kharagpur) grace the inaugural program.