Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Shri Vasudeoji is honoured by Gandhigram Trust

Vivekananda Kendra NARDEP is working in the field of development and conservation of Natural resources since last 1986. Cost effective constructions, Holistic Health, Renewable Energy, Sustainable Agriculture, Water management. Shri Vasudeoji, Secretary, Vivekananda Kendra, NARDEP is honoured by Gandhigram Trust in their Annual Day function on October 7, 2017 for his special contribution in Environment Conservation.

VK NARDEP September 2017 NewsLetter

T.N. Khoshoo in his unique book “Mahatma Gandhi – An Apostle of Applied Human Ecology” writes “Gandhiji’s entire life and work is an environmental legacy for all humanity. This was not because he wrote a big treatise on the environment, or led a movement to stall a dam or any industry, or clean a river, or whatever. This was because he was a practitioner of sustainable development in the real sense of the word. Here then was a Man who was in harmony and peace with the environment and with himself”. In this issue we have given a few famous quotes of Mahatma Gandhi.

Shri.N.Krishnamoorthy covers the topic of ‘Climate Change - Green Solutions’ 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 Enriched Fish amino preparation, Azolla technology, Organic farming practices, Terrace Gardening, Bio-gas technology, Water management, Traditional Siddha Varma Bone setting Practices and Networking etc.

In the wisdom section, Peter Wohlleben Author of the famous book – “The Hidden Life of Trees” reinforces that the plants have feelings which was first told earlier by our Sir J.C. Bose. Otto Ulrich, An Engineer and Sociologist and contributor to The Development Dictionary informs us about the collapse of the euphoria of western technologies and finally Sraddhalu Ranade, Scientist, Educator and Scholar at the Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Pondicherry tells us about the right attitude towards work. For reading the newsletter, please click here.

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Youth Motivational Camp at Madurai

3 Days youth motivational camp was organized at madurai. 47 students were participated from various colleges.   Camp was organized at the same place where Swami Vivekananda delivered lecture while his madurai visit. Participants inspired to celebrate the Swami Vivekananda Jayanti at grand manner along with Samarth Bharat Parva.

Yuva Sammelan at Patana

One day yuva sammelan was organized at patana. Various colleges of patana on 8th oct 2017. Yoga, various games, group discussion and presentations were the part of sammelan

“VIJAY HI VIJAY”- Youth Leadership Camp at VKV Chimpu, Itanagar

Vivekananda Kendra Arunachal Prant organized “Vijay Hi Vijay” - A 3 days Residential Youth Leadership Camp with the theme “Safal Yuva Samartha Bharat” from 29th September to 2nd October, 2017 at VKV, Chimpu, Itanagar for the selected youth of Arunachal Pradesh to celebrate the 150th Birth Anniversary of Sister Nivedita. The participants were selected through Two-Step screening programmes viz. Essay Writing Competition and One Day Leadership Workshop at their respective institutions. In all 518 students from 28 Colleges/University of Arunachal Pradesh took part in essay writing competition out of which 277 students have participatedin the camp which included 175 sisters and 102 brothers. Moreover there were 93 Karyakartas in total which included 42 sisters and 51 brothers as organizing team.

The shivir was inaugurated in the gracious presence of Hon’ble Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh, Sri. Pema Khandu as the Chief Guest on 29 Sept. 2017. In his address, the Hon’ble Chief Minister emphasized that “The Future of Arunachal depends on the educational exposure and strength of the youth of Arunachal”. The daily routine of the shivir was scheduled from 5:00am to 9:45pm, in which the participants were involved into various activities like Yoga and Pranayam, Group Discussion and presentation on various socially important issues, Practice on Patriotic Songs, Games, Community cleaning etc. “Pariksha de Haste Haste” workshop was also conducted in which the participants learnt about preparing for the exams scientifically, with smile in the face and without any worry or fear.

Apart from these for motivation and inspiration, Resource persons were called upon from various fields to conduct sessions on different subject. To name few of them, Dr. Joram Begi, Vivekananda Kendra Prant Sanchalak and Chief Information Commissioner, Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh pointed out the importance of the communal harmony. Whereas in another session taken by Dr. Gyamnya Baki Garam, Senior Veterinary Officer, Nirjuli, the similarities between the various tribes of Arunachal Pradesh were highlighted. Both the speaker has also appealed the youth to preserve the culture of Arunachal Pradesh. Speaking on “Bhavya Bharat Divya Bharat” topic, Shri. Sushil Pandit, Media Person cum Social Worker highlighted the glorious past of our motherland India. Sri. Santosh Takale, Sr. Scientific Officer (Scientist- G), Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC), Mumbai had thrown light on the science behind the origin of earth, origin of life, human beliefs and practices, etc while addressing on the topic ‘Understanding the Universe with Scientific Temperament’. Er. Pai Dawe, EE, WRD spoke on ‘Need of Organized Work’ and he explained that we need to discover ourselves by understanding our capabilities and strength. He pointed out that one should recognize one's own potential. Advocate Radhilu Chai Techi, Vice-Chairperson, VKV Alumini Association highlighted the life and messages of Sister Nivedita.

A special session called “Vijay Kshan” meaning “winning moment” was also conducted in which participants got the opportunity to get interacted with the great living personalities/examples like Dr. Joram Beda, IAS, Secretary, Tourism and Planning, Government of Arunachal Pradesh, Dr. Tadang Minu, the first Lady Doctorate in Physical Health Education, RGU and Sri. Dekio Gumja, Dy. S.P., Where they shared their academic and life time experiences which inspired the participants to have determinationand hard work to achieve their goals. All opined that one should recognize one's own potential and field of interest to conquer the goal of life.

On 2nd October 2017, the shivir was concluded in the gracious presence of Sri. Padmanabha Balakrishna Acharya, Governor of Arunachal Pradesh as the Chief Guest. He stressed the role of youths in shaping the society and the nation. He emphasized about the rich culture of the state "Unity in diversity"and protect and preserve it's richness. Shri Gomar Basar, Shibir Pramukh presented the report of the Shibir. Shri Taba Tatup, Shibir Adhikari in his vote of thanks address suggested that the Shibir would be successful only if all the activities and information of the sessions are practiced in real sense. 

One Day Youth Workshop held at Vivekananda kendra Prashikshan va seva Prakalp

A one day youth camp was conducted on 27th Sep. 2017 at Arts, Commerce & Science College at Tryambakeshwar. 22 students participated in the camp. All of them have appeared for an examination on the book ‘Peranadeep’ which contains lives and messages of Swami Vivekananda, Mahatma Phule, Gadge Maharaj, Karmaveer Bhaurao Patil and Dr. Ambedkar. The camp started at 8.30 am with prayer. It was followed by a game. While playing, they got introduced to each other. After a patriotic song and a session on the Message of Mahatmas, they participated in group discussion and shared their thoughts.They also learned the suryanamaskarars.
Now all are willing to participate in Kendra activities as well as the camp to be held at Kanyakumari from 25th to 27th Dec, 2017. 

Two days yoga workshop organized at shivsagar - assam

A special yoga module for students - "Pariksha de hasate hasate" was organized in VKV Shiva-Sagar on 9th and 10th oct. 34 students participated in the workshop. There was presentation on special on - Scientific method of Study. Also included guidance of preparation. Memory games and yogaabhyas were also conducted.

Power Point Presentation & Wall Magazines competition at shivsagar, assam

On 08-Oct-2017, a competition on the occasion of "Sister Nivedita's" 150th birth anniversaries (1867 to 2017) was held at the Sibasagar Girls College Auditorium in collaboration with the NCC & NSS wings of the college in two different categories of Power Point Presentation & Wall Magazines competition on the topic of Sister Nivedita's work & services for the people of India & world as a whole. The competition was organised by the Vivekananda Kendra, Sivasagar Sakha, Assam, India.

The competition started at 10.30 am and concluded at 4.30 pm. Many schools and colleges were a part of that competition and featured their innovative ideas and creativity in front of the respected judges. There were 4 judges in the chair to evaluate the whole competition and they were namely 1) Dr. Rajiv Baruah (Member, VKV-Sivasagar Managing Committee) 2) Shri Dambhedar Tai (Member, Vivekananda Rock Memorial) 3) Smt. Bunty Bhuyan (Principal, KVM School,, Joysagar & coordinator VK, Gaurisagar) 4) Smt. Eva Goswami (Saha Nagar Pramukh, Vkendra, Sivasagar).

Among all the dignitaries the Principal Shri Poresh Ch. Loying, VKV-Sivasagar & in charge Shri Ratul Kalita (Amolapatty VKV-Sivasagar) were also present on this occasion. In Power Point Presentation 1) Dikhowmukh College 2) Demow College begged the 1st & 2nd position respectively in the category. The position secured in the Wall Magazine category were 1) Demow College 2) Gaurisagar H.S. School & 3) Demow College as 1st, 2nd & 3rd position holder respectively. Shri Vishwas Lapalkar, lifeworker of Vivekananda Kendra, delivered a talk on Swami Vivekananda and Sister Nivedita. In the concluding function prizes and certificates were distributed to the participants.

Yuva Prashikshan Shibir in Odisha

The Yuva Prashikshan Shibir organised in VISWASS campus at Pitapalli, from 23rd September to 26th September, concluded on 26th morning at 10.00 am. 32 selected youth (24 sisters and 8 brothers) from 4 colleges and 2 Universities participated in the training.

Swami Pranarupananda ji of Sri Sarada Ashram, Uttara and Dr Amarendra Das, HOD Humanities Department, NISER inaugurated the camp on 23rd evening.

Swami Aryananda, Seceretary Sri Ramakrishna Math Bhubaneswar; Dr. Dhirendra Nanda, State Secretary Swadeshi Jagaran Manch - Odisha; Dr Tarakant Nayak, Associate Prof. IIT Bbsr; Sri Ravi Naidu, Prant Sangathak - Vivekananda Kendra Odisha and Kumari Rashmita Nayak, Nagar Sangathak - Vivekananda Kendra Cuttack guided the participants in the lecture/group discussion/workshop sessions held during the camp.

In the Group Discussion session, the youth discussed about - 1.) Challenges before the youth and their solutions 2.) Patriotism in Practice.

Apart from the above, the participant trainees were given training in Asana, Pranayama, Meditation and Management games.

Monday, October 9, 2017

Milestone in Education in North-East

Serve Man Serve God - with this message of Swami Vivekananda, Vivekananda Kendra doing service activities through the nation. Since 1974 Vivekananda Kendra is working in the field of education in north-east India.  Along with B Ed college Vivekananda Kendra is now in Nursing school also.A batch of 40 students and dignitaries of NRL and Vivekananda Kendra along with invitees around 100 people present in the program.

Amritha Keerthi Puraskar 2017

We are extremely happy to inform you all that the AMRITHA KEERTHI PURASKAR 2017 is announced by HH Amritanandamayi Amma to Mananneya Dr M Lakshmi Kumari Didi.

The Amritha Keerthi Puraskar will be awarded on 9th October 2017 - on the Birthday of HH Amritanandamyi Amma

Sthanik Karyakarta Prashikshan Shibir in Rajasthan

Vivekananda Kendra Kanyakumari Rajasthan Prant organised 4 day Sthanik Karyakarta Prashikshan Shibir from 27th September to 1st October 2017 at 3 places namely Jaipur (Jaipur Vibhag), Jodhpur (Jodhpur Vibhag) and Nasirabad (Ajmer and Bhilwara Vibhag). 208 select youth from Utho! Jaago!! Yuva Prerana Pratiyogita who are ready to work for Swamiji's call through Vivekananda Kendra participated in the camp. The camp routine was from 4.30 am to 10 pm. After Pratahsmaran Yoga Pratimaan 'Pariksha De Hasate Hasate' was introduced. In different bauddhik satras the topics like Swami Vivekananda's Inspiring Life, Story of Vivekananda Rock Memorial, Vivekananda Kendra, Karyapaddhati, Samarth Bharat and Sajag Yuva were dealt. The manthan was planned to introduce Swadhyaya Varga to the participants. The activities like - Letter to Swami Vivekananda, Group Discussion on Rousing Call to Hindu Nation, Skits on Different national issues and their solution by youth were done in this.

In the afternoon sessions different skill development classes were organised like Music, Skits, Photography, Self Defence, Rangolee etc. Participants were free to attend classes according to their choice. Every day, one Prerana Satra was planned wherein students talked with Inspiring personalities through Question - Answer. Different personalities like Swami Samivit Somgiri ji, Athelete Gopal Saini, Social Activist Mahendra Lodha, Sah Prant Sanchalak Bhawani Lal Mathur, Rtd. IAS Shyam Sundar Bissa inspired participants. Everyday Kendra Varga, Bhajan Sandhya and Prerana Se Punarutthan were regular features.

Vivekananda Study circles at different colleges are planned as follow up activity along with Kendra Varga. 

विवेकानन्द केन्द्र भागलपुर में योग सत्र का अायोजन

विवेकानन्द केन्द्र कन्याकुमारी शाखा भागलपुर द्वारा  दो स्थानों पर योग सत्र का आयोजन किया गया  जिसमें से सुन्दरवति महिला महाविद्यालय के छात्रावास मैं योग सत्र आयोजित किया गया जिसमें कुल उपस्थिति 55 की रही  ,मोक्षदा  बालिका विद्यालय में कुल उपस्थिति_35 रही ये दोनो योग सत्र योग प्रशिक्षक ओम दीदी द्वारा लिए गए योग सत्र के समापन में dr.विजय कुमार वर्मा (प्रांत संपर्क प्रमुख) द्वारा योग का जीवन में क्या महत्व है पर प्रकाश डाला गया  केंद्र के सह नगर प्रमुख आलोक बजाज द्वारा केंद्र से नियमित जुड़कर इस राष्ट्र कार्य में अपना योगदान देने के लिए कहा गया !

Universal Brotherhood Day celebrated at Kangra - Marathon Held

Universal Brotherhood Day celebrated at Kangra  - Marathon held KANGRA : SEPTEMBER 11 -   The self transformation among all sections of the society, particularly among the youth, was need of the hour in order to see a  transformed society  grows in days to come and the cherished dream  of Swami Vivekananda is fulfilled to have an ideal India.

Vice Chancellor CUHP Prof. KC Agnihotri, who was Chief guest on the occasion of  Universal brotherhood day  organized by local branch Vivekananda Kendra Kanyakumari  in the auditorium of Dr. Rajinder Prasad Govt.  medical College at Tanda to commemorate the historical speech delivered by Swami

Vivekananda in the world religious conference on September 11, 1893. He said that the teachings of Swami Vivekananda were more relevant today than when he addressed  the World Religious conference at Chicago and gave call for ' Universal Brotherhood'.

He said that youth should make Swami Vivekananda their icon to lead an ideal life. He stressed on the youth to follow  Swami Vivekananda’s teachings  which would keep them close to their cultural roots. Major General (Retd) Vishwenter  Tandon , Guest of honour also stressed on the youth be close to Swami Ji’s teachings and shared his experiences with the youth. .

Ashok Raina Vibagh Pramuk  Vivekananda Kendra Kanya Kumari Himachal Vibagh   stressed on adopting the path of righteousness shown by Swami Vivekananda to have better tomorrow for India. He stressed on the self transformation among the youths to see the dream of Swami Vivekananda  of a prosperous India  in right perspective comes true.

Swami Vishard Chaitanya  Achrya Chinmaynand Mission presided over the function. Earlier a marathon was organized by Vivekananda Kendra Kanaya Kumari

branch Kangra  which was attended by large number of people from all sections of the societyinculding more than one thousand youths. The registered students both boys and girls from number of schools gathered in the campus of the SDM Kangra at 7.30 am and Kendra workers distributed the T Shirts with Swami Ji's message among the registered youths.

The marathon was flagged off by  Sub Divisional Magistrate  Kangra Dharmesh Kumar Ramotra  and Visharad Chaitanya Acharya Chinmayanand Mission Tapovan from Tehsil Chowk of this town which concluded at DRPGMC Tanda.

In the boys category Arun Choudhary , Rishu Kumar and Aney Kumar all of Dhronacharya PG College Rait bagged first second and third prize in the

marathon  respectively, In girls section  Rekha from DAV College Kangra,  Tamana - Dronacharya College  Rait and Seena Devi of Saran College of Education got first second and third position respectively. In the higher age group Dr. Sunil, Hem Singh of Polytechnic  Kangra and Sheshi Kumar Dogra from SDM office Kangra got first second and third prize respectively.  The winners were given prizes and  a certificates.

Dr. Sanjay Sachdeva  world famous ENT specialist was honored for his selfless service among deaf and dumb children in this hill state.  Charan Singh Thapa 94 year old Freedom fighter and associate of Neta Ji Subhash Chander Bose, in absentia was honoured through his grand daughter  Ritika Gurung.

1000 T shirts were distributed free among the participants carrying Swami Ji’s message. 

Umabhagavati Temple Visit and Cleaning at Kashmir

On the auspicious occassion of Navaratri, A small group of karyakarata of Vivekanada Kendra Nagdandi (Sri Ramkrishna Mahasammelan Ashram) visited Umabhagavati Tample located at Brari Aangan, Umanagari on 24th september, sunday (4th day of Navaratri). The temple was constructed by Swami Syam Anand Ji. The shrine comprises 5 springs which make the form of the divine 'Omkara'. There are two springs which merge to form a single spring. Belief is that this spring signifies the communion of Lord Shiva and Goddess Shakti. It was tradition to performed a Maha Yaga is performed every year on the anniversary of Swami Sivananda in the month of Phusa. This tample was dimolised by militants in 1992 after 6th dec.

The krayakartas cleaned the tample, all springs as well as grounds. After cleaning performed small pooja followed by Bhajans.