Wednesday, April 29, 2020

VKV Bokuloni - Online School started for Class X

VKV (NEPCO) Bokuloni has started online school for class X students.

20min gap in-between every session, to rest student & their mobile

समाज की भलाई के लिए जीवनभर संघर्षरत रहे अंबेडकर

डॉ भीमराव अंबेडकर का जीवन संघर्ष की कहानी है, यह संघर्ष मात्र स्वयं के लिए नहिं, बल्कि पूरे बहिष्कृत समाज की भलाई के लिए था।

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Vedic Vision Foundation Report : Feb 2020 - Mar 2020

Remembering Swargeeya Parameshwaranji
mukta-saṅgo ’nahaṁ-vādī
siddhy-asiddhyor nirvikāraḥ
kartā sāttvika ucyate ( Bhagavad Gita 18-26)

This sloka written on the Smriti Mandapam of Swargeeya Eknathji finds its resonance in Ma. Parameswaranji as well.

I have had the privilege to know Man. Parameswaranji from 1980 when he was the Director of Deendayal Institute, New Delhi. Later, at Vivekananda Kendra, he was like an elder brother, full of loving concern for me. His love and respect for me, he condensed in that one endearing word “Didi” by which he always addressed me who was ten years his junior.

Vivekananda Kendra was blessed to have Mananeeya Parameswaranji as its President since 1995 which also conferred on him the Editorship of Yuva Bharati and other Vivekananda Kendra publications. This provided a rare and unparalleled opportunity of looking at Bharat from the land’s end, almost like what Swami Vivekananda himself experienced, way back in December 1892; but with a difference – now there is already the Vivekananda Rock Memorial and the prestigious Vivekananda Kendra – the two great landmarks in the ascent of independent Bharat to a new glorious destiny. The former attracted not only the whole of our country but also the whole world to the great vision of the master mind of Swami Vivekananda, and the latter, to the practical exposition of that vision, formulated by the great patriot and missionary Shri Eknath Ranade, into the spiritually oriented service mission Vivekananda Kendra, meant for the discerning youth of our country who want to dedicate themselves to the service of the motherland and its people.

Like Swami Vivekananda and Maharishi Aurobindo, Parameswaranji also firmly believed in the unity of existence that is behind the universe that we comprehend with our senses, mind and intellect. There is a deeper reality of which the outwardly visible is only a partial manifestation and a significant symbol. Regarding his perception of our great Motherland, let me quote his own words: “We believe that nation embodies a spiritual power. It is born and not created. It is an organic, living, growing, dynamic entity, unlike in the West where a nation is considered as the product of social, economic or political factors. The Hindu nation is not a hotchpotch of diverse people based on the confluence of blind historical forces. The modern concept of a melting pot wherein communities of people are melted into one single whole or a mosaic in which different people mechanically co-exist, are not applicable in this case. Here the nation is an organic growth from a Divine seed which sprouts and branches out and spreads its foliage with colourful flowers.”

The Vedas describe our nation as the outcome of the Tapas performed by the Rishis who had in mind the welfare of humanity. The nation gradually grows out of the family and community in a natural process of evolution until at last it becomes capable of embracing in its universality the entire world as one family. It is the “Kutumba” that evolves into a world family. The basis of it all is the spiritual concept of the One becoming many.

Without that spiritual ideal no amount of manipulation or mechanical institution building can bring about such a happy consummation of “one world” or a ‘Family of Nations’. His writings reveal how deeply he has imbibed the ideal of Renunciation and Service in his personal life, values which were so dear to Swami Vivekananda. It is well known that Mananeeya Parameswaranji is a first rate nationalist who has sacrificed his all for the country. His writings embody Swami Vivekananda’s ideal of “Be and Make” and hence his writings are capable of rousing the drooping spirit to service and sacrifice for building a glorious India in the future.

His writings and speeches provide a delicious mix of science and spirituality. In many of them, it might be education, politics, or ecology, the matter is raised to the power of spiritual awareness which is typical of the Indian approach. According to him, the Gita presents a comprehensive world-view. It balances the dual needs of spiritualism and materialism. The Gita’s karma yoga is a panacea for the innumerable maladies we face in our day-to-day work. He teaches us to look at our day-to-day problems from the tower of Gitacharya which makes them appear silly and not at all worthy of wasting our precious mental and intellectual faculties. This vision specially focuses on the youth addicted to the pursuit of money-making and senseless worldly distractions.

Like Swamiji, Parameswaranji, expresses his concern at what is ailing our fields of education, society, economics, religion, Hinduism, feminism and so on. He often wrote about the freedom of worship – the concept of Ishta devata – that Hinduism offers to its followers. Again, worshipping God as Mother has given tremendous strength to Hinduism. Its direct effect was the elevation of womanhood to a height undreamt by other religions.

He also pointed out how from this height, due to the insecurity that women came to experience over centuries of invasions from alien cultures, our womanhood had to suffer so many indignities from which she is yet to find release. Like many of the nationalists of his calibre, Mananeeya Parameswaranji never failed to give out his clarion call to the youth, to live up to the grand Indian ideal and vision bequeathed to us by Swami Vivekananda, Maharishi Aurobindo and a host of others. He urged the youth to dedicate themselves for the service of the country and our people and enthrone Mother India as the Jagat Guru on her Eternal Throne.

In spite of his strong opinions and convictions he was ever soft in dealing with others including the so called ideological enemies. That is what earned for him the title of ‘Ajathasatru’, one who has no enemies. Added to all these,, was his surrender to the great teachers, Sri Ramakrishna, Sarada Ma and Swamiji which added to the softness of his personality. As both of us had taken ‘diksha’ from Sri Ramakrishna Math there was always a golden chain binding us, an unusual brother–sister relationship. That thread would be my source of inspiration as I think of him again and again.

Saturday, April 25, 2020

Akshya Trutiya : Seve Man Serve God : Vivekananda Kendra Updates

Serve Man Serve God

Quest - Themetic Bianual Periodical of North East
Invited Article Upcomming Issue
Traditional Ecological Knowledge and Culture of Agriculture
in the Communities of Northeast India

Let Us Win Together
Relief Update Till Date 25th April 2020 : Read More
VK Activity Video Playlist

Cyclic Meditation Sessions  by Thangalakshmi Akka, Course Coordinator, Yoga Certificate Course, Vivekananda Kendra, Kanyakumari.
Dates: 14 to 20 April-2020, Time: 6 to 6:30 p.m.

Pranayama Satra Sessions by PranjaliDidi, Rajasthan Prant Sangathak : 9 to 13 April 2020

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Online Yoga Satra 20 - 29 April 2020 : Contact - 9826242932 to get link

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Monday, April 13, 2020

Online Classes

  • VKV Kuporijo, Niausa, Sunpura and the other schools in Assam and Arunachal continue to give online classes, contacting children & parents, etc following the routine fixed by them.
  •  The Branch Centres in Haryana are having daily suryanamaskar, chanting of various strotras & mantras.
  •  VK Kadapa : Since 27 March
    •  Daily Svaddhyaya Varga via What's app group called Shraddha. Timings 5-6 p.m. Articles by Ma. Sri P. Parameswaranji
    •  10 minutes meditation
  •  VK Kaushalam: Yoga Satra - via facebook link since 6 April 2020.
    •  Nitya Sadhana - what's app group of select Yuva karyakartas to ready Sanskar Varga materials. Total 8 Karyakartas.
  • Online pranamayam Satra by Pranjali Yeriker – Rajasthan Prant Sangathak -
  • Question & Answer Session by Nivedita Bhide – Vice President Of Vivekananda Kendra -
  • Online Bhagawad Geeta Class -
  • -> Question & Answer Session  Vice President Of Vivekananda Kendra - Ma. Niveditadidi : 13-April, 2020, Monday 11am
    -> Bhagawad Gita with Shri Samir Parekh : Monday to Satruday, evening 4 to 5pm
    -> Cyclic Meditation with ThangalakshmiAkka : From 14-April, 6pm

Monday, April 6, 2020

Stay Home Activities

1: VKV Kallubalu - Swami Vivekananda/ Spoken English/songs/games/various educational activities in class room (each one has to take weekly 2 sessions) - Students are given daily work to complete and send by whatsapp. Each teacher will be in touch with 5-6 students over phone daily to evaluate the progress. Everyday night teachers shall submit report of their daily work through email. On Ramnavami, with 100 people Akhand Ramnam was organised

2: Rajasthan - E-Swadhyay was organised by Rajasthan Prant Prashikshan Pramukh Sri Swatantra Sharma ji. WhatsApp group has been formed. Yesterday's topic was 'I Am Bharat'. It is in between 10 am to 11.15 am. Yesterday 69 participated.

Online Yoga Varga at 6 am through Face Book, Online Swadyay through WhatsApp Group

3: Nashik - has formed Creativity Group.

4: Nagpur - has formed a routine. सामूहीक स्वाध्याय का विषय : स्वामी विवेकानन्द अमेरिका में।

5: Surat - One whatsapp group is formed Suryanamaskar Army. A sankalpa of 21,000 suryanamaskar is taken.

6: VKV Niausa, Arunachal Pradesh - daily routine framed and Swadhyay on Rousing Call as well Gita -3rd Chapter is going on

7: Punnakkulam, Kerala - Swadhyaya on Story Of Rock Memorial and sharing over WhatsApp group.

8: Neyyattinkara, Kerala - Navaratri Puja and also Study of Devi Mahatmyam from 3pm to 6pm. Reading and discussing on Devi Mahatmyam is there for 9 days.

9: Kallooppara (Pathanamthitta Dist), Kerala - Swadhyay and OMKAR Japa .

10: Thiruvananthapuram - Lalita Sahasra Nama, Vishnu Sahasra Nama and also 108 Aumkar japa and Swadhyaya

11: Swamiji's recorded message is being sent through WhatsApp by VK Tirunelveli

12: Bihar have framed time table, Swadhyay and chanting of mantras goes on

13: Pune - Chanting of 13-letter Vijay Mahamantra japam
14: Madhya Prant - Online Yoga Satra – 6:30 – 7:30, Online Swadhyay : Upnishad Kahani , Kendra Karya
15 : Vivekananda Kendra Vidyalaya Tinsukia, Bokuloni and Sivasagar teachers giving creative homeworkers like paragraphs, quiz, Math puzzle, small calculations, art  work etc. to the students in primary classes studying in ABL methodology through WhatsApp.

16 : VKV Badarpur conducted an online interaction among all its teachers today I.e. 1 April 2020.

17 : Nagpur - Daily Ramraksha Stotra, Hanuman Chalisa, Manache Shlok -25 is being done by around 50 people in their home. Daily Online Swadhay on the book Vishwa Guru Bharat

18 : Mysore : Distributed 100 kits till now to needy people.
Apart from these some of Karyakarta take initiative of Ghar Ghar Kendra Varga.

Yoga Satra at Chandigarh

A 10 day yoga satra was organized at Ramkrishna Mission, Chandigarh, sec15-B by Vivekananda Kendra Kanyakumari branch panchkula.  There were 15 participants in the satra.

Daily 1.5 hour session start with Shanti Path - Aum Sahana vavatu and session ends with Shanti Mantra - Aum Sarve Bhavantu Sukhinah. In 10 days  satra, some important Loosening Exercises, Suryanamaskar with mantra, Asanas, Pranayama, Relaxation technique and Kriyas had been taught.

Loosening exercises like Jogging, jumping, ankle joint stretch, knee joint stretch etc.., Standing postures, Sitting postures, Pron-line posture and Supine-line postures in Asanas, Kriyas like Kapalbhati, Neti and Dhauti and Pranayama like Nadi Suddhi & Bharamari. Quick and Deep Relaxation technique also had been introduced.

Apart from practical session, in theory session some dimensions of Patanjal Yoga Sutra, Karma Yoga, Jnana Yoga, Rajyoga and Bhakti yoga has been introduced.

आध्यात्मिक शिविर १६ से २३ फरवरी २०२०

उत्तिष्ठत! जाग्रत!! प्राप्यवरान्निबोधत!!! उठो, जागो और जब तक लक्ष्य प्राप्त न कर लो, कही मत ठहरो। दौर्बल्य के मोहजाल से बाहर निकलो, कोई वास्तव में दुर्बल नहीं है। आत्मा अनंत, सर्वशक्तिमान एवं सर्वव्यापी है। खड़े हो जाओ, स्वयं को झकझोरो, अपने अन्दर व्याप्त ईश्वर का आवाहन करो। अपने इस ईश्वर रूप को समझो और अन्य प्रत्येक को समझाओ। स्वामी विवेकानन्द के इस शक्तिदायी सन्देश के अनुसार अपने सत्य स्वरूप पर चिंतन करने हेतु, अपने दैनंदिन तनावग्रस्त जीवन से समय निकालकर सम्पूर्ण देशभर से ९४ शिविरार्थी १६ फरवरी, २०२० को कन्याकुमारी स्थित विवेकानन्दपुरम में पहुंचे। इस आध्यात्मिक शिविर का आयोजन १६ फरवरी, २०२० से २३ फरवरी, २०२० तक था। शिविर में ६० बहने और ३४ भाई थे। शिविर अंग्रेजी तथा हिंदी इन दो भाषाओं में हुआ। शिविरार्थी सम्पूर्ण भारतभर से आए थे। अरुणाचल प्रदेश से २१, बंगाल से ७, उत्तर प्रदेश से १, बिहार ३, मध्य प्रदेश ३, महाराष्ट्र २०, कर्नाटक ५, राजस्थान २४, गुजरात ८ तथा तमिलनाडु से २ शिविरार्थी रहे।

दिनांक १६ फरवरी को पंजीयन तथा भजन संध्या के पश्चात् रात्रि ८.१५ बजे परिचय सत्र हुआ जिसमे शिविर की विस्तृत जानकारी दी गयी तथा सब का आपस में परिचय हुआ। शिविर दिनचर्या के बारे में भी बताया गया। १७ फरवरी प्रातःकाल से शिविर दिनक्रम शुरू हुआ। प्रतिदिन सुबह ४.३० बजे जागरण के पश्चात् ५.१५ बजे सब शिविरार्थी पतंजलि कक्ष में एकत्रित होते थे। अल्पाहार का समय ७.३० बजे का था। ८.१५ बजे श्रम-संस्कार के सत्र में ग्रंथालय के सामने एकसाथ गणशः खड़े होकर गीत गाया जाता था और फिर सारे गण अपने अपने कार्य में लग जाते थे। सुबह १० से ११ और दोपहर ३.३० से ४.३० बौद्धिक सत्र होते थे। सम्पूर्ण शिविर में आध्यात्मिकता की संकल्पना, राष्ट्रभक्त संन्यासी स्वामी विवेकानन्द, माननीय एकनाथजी, विवेकानन्द शिला-स्मारक की कथा, श्रीमद् भगवद्गीता, कर्मयोग, भक्तियोग, आनंद-मीमांसा, विवेकानन्द केन्द्र – एक वैचारिक आन्दोलन, केन्द्र-प्रार्थना, विवेकानन्द केन्द्र की गतिविधियाँ तथा उद्देश्यपूर्ण जीवन इन विषयों पर हिन्दी तथा अंग्रेजी में व्याख्यान हुए। प्रतिदिन मंथन का समय था ११ से १२ बजे तक। उसके पश्चात् गीत और मन्त्र पठन का सत्र होता था। १२.३० से १ बजे तक प्राणायाम करने के पश्चात् सब प्रसाद कक्ष में भोजन के लिए इकठ्ठा होते थे। २.३० बजे मंथन-प्रस्तुतीकरण, ३ बजे चाय तथा ३.३० बजे द्वितीय बौद्धिक सत्र के पश्चात् योगाभ्यास के सत्र का आयोजन था। सायंकाल के शांत, प्रसन्न वातावरण में, निसर्ग के सान्निध्य में रहने का भी अवसर मिला। रात्रि भोजन के पश्चात् प्रेरणा से पुनरुत्थान के सत्र का सबने आनंद उठाया।

मंथन के सत्र में स्वामी विवेकानन्द के जीवन के प्रसंग, आध्यात्मिकता की संकल्पना, व्यवहार में देशभक्ति, सेवा के प्रकार, स्वामीजी का रामेश्वरम में दिया गया व्याख्यान आदि विषयों पर गणशः चर्चा हुई और विविध प्रकार से प्रस्तुतीकरण किया गया। योगाभ्यास में शिथिलीकरण व्यायाम, श्वसन व्यायाम, सूर्य नमस्कार, आसन, प्राणायाम, ओंकारध्यान तथा आवर्तिध्यान का अभ्यास हुआ। प्रेरणा से पुनरुत्थान में प्रान्तशः गीत/नृत्य प्रस्तुत किए गए। विविध खेलों का भी सब ने आनंद उठाया। साथ-साथ श्री रामकृष्ण परमहंस तथा शारदा देवी के दिव्य जीवन-प्रसंग भी बताये गए। शिविर के दौरान विवेकानन्द शिला-स्मारक, कन्याकुमारी देवी मंदिर, शिव मंदिर तथा विवेकानंदपुरम स्थित गणेश मंदिर, गंगोत्री, उत्तिष्ठत जाग्रत, रामायण दर्शन, भारतमाता सदनम तथा ग्रामोदय पार्क इन प्रदर्शनियों के दर्शन करने का अवसर मिला। शिविर के अंतिम दिन प्रातः सूर्योदय देखने के लिए सभी शिविरार्थी समुद्र किनारे पर गए। स्वामी विवेकानन्द मंडपम तथा माननीय एकनाथजी समाधी के भी दर्शन किए। शिविर के समापन समारोह में सब शिविरार्थियों को विवेकानन्द केन्द्र के उपाध्यक्ष माननीय बालकृष्णनजी का मार्गदर्शन प्राप्त हुआ।

यह शिविर सभी के लिए आनंदमय तथा शिक्षाप्रद रहा। शिविर के पश्चात् ३ शिविरार्थियों ने केन्द्र के पूर्णकालीन कार्यकर्ता बनने का और सभी ने अपने अपने स्थान पर पहुंचकर केन्द्र के गतिविधियों में सहभाग लेने का संकल्प लिया।

Free Cataract Surgery (PHACO) Camp by Vivekananda Kendra

A free cataract surgery (PHACO) surgery was conducted at Tinsukia civil Hospital, Tinsukia, Assam on 17th and 18th February 2020 by Vivekananda Kendra Kanyakumari. This camp was conducted in association with District Blindness Control Society, Tinsukia. 52 poor and needy patients were successfully operated by Dr. Jitendra Talavia and Dr. Abhijit Deshpande from Nagpur. They bought PHACO machines and ophthalmic microscope from Nagpur to render this valuable service to the poor and needy cataract patients.

The camp was inaugurated on 17th February by Dr. Mridul Kumar Gogoi, Medical Superintendent of Tinsukia Civil Hospital. The guest doctors were felicitated by the Nagar Samity members of Vivekananda Kendra, Tinsukia nagar. All the senior Doctors of Tinsukia Civil Hospital were present during the inaugural program. Sri Amulya Borgohain, District Project Manager of District Blindness Control Society briefly explained the objective of the camp. Dr. Mridul Kr.Gogoi appreciated the initiative of Vivekananda Kendra in the field of eye care in Tinsukia district, especially in Sadiya area. The vote of thanks was given by Sri Sashi Bhusan Goyal, Nagar Sanchalak of Vivekananda Kendra, Tinsukia. This is to be mentioned that all the medicines and surgical disposables required for the camp were donated by Sri Sashi Bhushan Goyal and Sri Pawan Jain.

To detect cataract patients, Vivekananda Kendra conducted 8 screening camps at various locations i.e. IOC Gate, Sripuria, Siding Bazar, Makum Road, Pakhorijan village, Laipuli village, Digboi and Balugada. Two ophthalmic assistant screened more than 500 patients and identified 60 patients. During these camps 110 pairs of spectacles were distributed.