Wednesday, August 26, 2020

रांची में गुरुपूर्णिमा उत्सव कार्यक्रम

विवेकानन्द केन्द्र रांची के द्वारा दो स्थान पर गुरुपूर्णिमा का उत्सव मनाया गया। एक कार्यक्रम कार्यालय पर हुआ, कार्यक्रम का शुभारंभ तीन ओमकार प्रार्थना से हुआ फिर गुरु स्त्रोत, गुरु - भजन, "ओमकार  के महत्त्व" विषय पर चर्चा, पुष्पांजलि, शान्ति मंत्र तथा केन्द्र प्रार्थना पश्चात कार्यक्रम का समापन हुआ।  दुसरा कार्यक्रम ओनलाइन अयोजीत हुआ। जिसमें कार्यकार्ता के परिवार भी संमलित हुए।

Guru Purnima at Vivekananda Kendra Madurai - July 4, 2020

On Guru Purnima Day (5th July 2020) Vivekananda Kendra Madurai organised Guru Purnima program through Google meet from 6.30 p.m. to 7.45 p.m. 28 Karyakarthas took part in the celebration.

The program started with 3 Omkar which was followed by Guru bhajan. Ma. Nivedita Didi’s letter was read in the program and a discussion was done based on that. All Karyakarthas shared what they learned from people and beings around us last year.  Karyakarthas took dayitva and did pushpanjali to omkar at their home. All took sankalpa that from people and beings around us, we shall everyday learn something. The program was concluded with Kendra Prarthana.

International Day of Yoga at VK Madurai - June 21, 2020

Vivekananda Kendra Madurai celebrated International Day of Yoga on 21.06.2020 from 6.45 a.m. to 8.30 a.m. The program was conducted through Google Meet. About 37 people took part in the program.

The program started with prayer which was followed by Yoga day song, Yoga abhyas and Pranayama (as per AAYUSH schedule). Ma. Nivedita Didi’s lecture on ‘Yoga – a way of life’ was translated into Tamil and broadcasted. The programme was concluded with sankalpa and prayer. All enjoyed doing yoga and took sankalpa to lead a yoga way of life!

COVID-19 Assistance by Vivekananda Kendra Madurai

As a part of COVID-19 Assistance, from 16.05.20 to 18.05.20, Vivekananda Kendra Madurai served food for corporation sanitation workers of Thiruparankundram and homeless people living around Thiruparankundram and Vel Murugan Nagar. 100 food packets were distributed each day for three days (16.05.20 to 18.05.20).

Fifteen Karyakartas were involved in this service activity and they all did this service  from the bottom of their heart.

Friday, August 14, 2020

Basic Health Camps in Flood affected villages of Tinsukia

In the month of June and July 2020, devastating floods created havoc in most of the parts of Assam. People who are living near Brahmaputra River had to take shelter in the relief camps.  Because of the Covid 19 situation this year, they had to suffer more as the entire machinery is busy in Covid 19 activities.               

    One of the major concerns after flood is health issues and various water borne diseases start spreading. We are aware about this fact and had a plan to help some flood affected people of Tinsukia district, Assam. We identified three locations which were badly affected. Those are Laika and Dhadhia Island inside Dibru Saikhowa Forest, Erasuti of Giujan and Amarpur of Sadiya. All these places are very remote and timely interventions were necessary to control outbreak of diseases. These areas are inhabited by indigenous Mising community.
We contacted Dr. Mahesh Ji Sangvhi of Gokul Braj Foundation, Mumbai and briefed him about the situation and requested him to donate medicines from their organization at this hour of distress. He agreed to do so as he did it in numerous previous occasions and within a week we received the medicines. Now we contacted the volunteers of Takam Mising Porin Kebang(All Mising Students Union) and chalked out the plan to distribute basic medicines to the flood affected people through Health Volunteers as medical camps are not allowed this year because of Covid 19 pandemic. Sri Beni Doley, Sri Minturaj Morang and Sri Binod Dao took the responsibility and we involved the ASHA workers, ANM, Anganwadi Workers and village youths to reach to all sick persons of the mentioned villages. This is to be mentioned that Sri Binod Dao is the president of TMPK, Sadiya and a karyakarta of Vivekananda Kendra. Sri Beni Doley is the president of TMPK, Tinsukia and Sri Munturaj Morang is the secretary of TMPK, Tinsukia.

On 4th August, a basic health camp was organized at Laika and Dhadhia islands and the numbers of beneficiaries were 409. Again on 5th and 6th August such camps were organized at Amarpur and 3 no.Santipur of Sadiya and a total 798 patients were benefitted. In Amarpur, the Women wing of Mising community took the responsibility and made the camp very successful. Along with medicine distribution, awareness program were organized in all villages and volunteers explained about cleanliness, safe drinking water etc.   
The whole program was done very smoothly and successfully with the activeparticipation of local service minded youths and maintaining all Covid 19 guidelines and protocols. The Deputy Commissioner of Tinsukia, Sri Bhaskar Pegu appreciated the initiative taken by Vivekananda Kendra Kanyakumari for the flood affected people of Tinsukia district.