Friday, October 22, 2021

Guru Purnima Celebration At Vivekananda Kendra Vidyalaya, Kanyakumari

                                            Guru Purnima Celebration Report

Date: 23-7-2021

Venue: Vivekananda Kendra Vidyalaya, Kanyakumari

                                                               Guru Brahma Guru Vishnu

                                                               Guru Deva Maheswarah

                                                               Guru Sakshat Parambrahma

                                                               Tasmai Sri Guruave Namah

            Guru Purnima, the festival dedicated to spiritual and academic teachers was celebrated in our school at 3.00 p.m on the 23rd of July 2021. The full moon day in the month of Ashadth of the Hindu calendar is celebrated as guru purnima. This day is also marked to pay our tribute to the great sage Vedavyasa who compiled the Vedas, eighteen puranas, the Mahabharatha and the Brahma Suthras.

            The programme was inaugurated by chanting 3 ‘om’ karas followed by the lighting of the lamp by Mann.Praveenji, All India Treasurer of Vivekananda Rock Memorial and Vivekananda Kendra. Smt. Uma selvi, Teacher of VKV invoked the divine blessings of the almighty by an invocation song. The welcome address was delivered by Smt.Geetha, Teacher of VKV.

            “Guru is inspiration,guru is aspiration”. The teachers chanted guru stotram lead by Smt.Sariga, Vice Principal of VKV, Smt. Nallammal and Smt.Anuradha , Teachers of VKV to offer their salutations to the Lord, their spiritual guru.

            The presidential address was delivered by Mann.Pravenji, All India Treasurer of Vivekananda Rock Memorial and Vivekananda Kendra. He explained vividly the meaning of ‘Guru’ and their role in bringing up the progress in the society. He insisted the teachers to carry out the tradition to their future generation. He brought to light the three stages of seva as propounded by Swami Vivikananda 1) to provide the basic needs 2) to provide educational survival to the upcoming children ie., they must earn the living by their own livelihood 3) to give guidance by which the people understand “Who am I?”. He instructed the teachers to aspire to be a teacher apart from their working hours. He quoted Sri Ramakrishna who chose Swami Vivekananda as his vehicle to spread the culture of “Sanadhana dharma”. He advised the teachers to follow the ideas said in the lectures and work on it in their own way.

            “Our obligations to our country never cease but with our own lives”. On this special occasion, we expressed our patriotic fervour by singing a patriotic song led by Sri.Manikumar, Teacher of VKV.

            The teachers offered their salutations to their spiritual guru by offering the flowers.

            “A grateful heart is a magnet for miracles”. Vote of thanks was proposed by Smt.Sumathi, Teacher of VKV, to all the noble souls who took part in the celebration. The programme was concluded by Kendra prarthana.

गुरु पूर्णिमा उत्सव - जयपुर

 विवेकानंद केंद्र कन्याकुमारी, जयपुर द्वारा गुरु पूर्णिमा उत्सव पर 2 कार्यक्रम मुख्य रूप से आयोजित किये गये :-

1. विवेकानन्दा केन्द्र कन्याकुमारी जयपुर द्वारा गुरु पूर्णिमा उत्सव का आयोजन स्वाध्याय वर्ग में शनिवार 24 जुलाई 2021 को समय 6:00 से 7:00 बजे तक किया गया। इसमें गुरु भजन के पश्चात विवेकानन्दा केन्द्र की अखिल भारतीय उपाध्यक्ष माननीय निवेदिता दीदी के  पत्र का वाचन किया तथा उस पर चर्चा की गई। इस कार्यक्रम में उपस्थिति 35 रही I

 2. विवेकानन्दा केन्द्र जयपुर द्वारा रविवार 25 जुलाई 2021 को प्रातः 10:00 से 11:00 बजे तक गुरु पूर्णिमा उत्सव का आयोजन किया गया। गुरु स्तोत्र व भजन के पश्चात श्री रामकृष्ण मिशन जयपुर के अध्यक्ष स्वामी श्री देव प्रभानंद जी महाराज का मार्गदर्शन प्राप्त हुआ। प्रश्नोत्तरी व शांति मंत्र के साथ गुरु पूर्णिमा उत्सव का समापन हुआ। इस कार्यक्रम में उपस्थिति 66 रही I

Wednesday, September 1, 2021

Guru Purnima Utsav Celebration by Shantiniketan Vibhag, Paschimbanga Prant

 Shantiniketan Vibhag of Paschimbangla Pranta  organised a virtual program on 25th July to celebrate Gurupurnima.

The programme was started with 3 Omkars and Shanti Path followed by Guru Bandana performed by Sayan Pal, a little kendra Karyakarta  ,and  Shri Subha Bagdi (Sanskar Varga Pramukh, Durgapur) .
Shri Someswar Boral,Sah sanjojok of Siuri Karyasthan threw light on the message of Gurupurnima sent by Ma.Nibedita Didi. Didi pointed out the importance of observing different festivals which would help to  preserve Sanatan rituals.

Shri Subrata Das (Research Scholar and Karyakarta of Vivekanada Kendra) introduced Shri Biswanath Chakraborty, the key note speaker-the Secretary of Vivekananda Seva O Shiksha Bikash Sangha,Birbhum.

In his speech Biswanathda told that Guru parampara,an age old tradition in our country helped
since time immemorial  disciples to find out right path in the life .

He focused on Omkar, the Guru of Vivekananda Kendra , as the highest entity in Bharatiya culture.

The Program was concluded with vote of thanks by Shri Ruhidas Ghosh(Durgapur Nagar Pramukh)  followed by Santi Mantra .

The program was conducted by Shri Subrata Mondal (Sampark Pramukh,Durgapur Nagar).

In this program 38 participants took part .

Guru Purnima Utsav Celebration by Paschimbanga Prant

 *Paschimbanga Pranta organized an eventful evening on 24th July 2021 in celebration of Guru purnima.*

The programme started with shanti mantra followed by Gurubhajan.

Shri Janardan Ghosh(Pranta Swadhyaya Varga Pramukh) narrated briefly  the message of Mananeeya Nivedita Di's (Vice President, Vivekananda Kendra Kanyakumari) letter.

Dr. Subir Bannerjee spoke on Task before us : a sociological preview,based on Swami Vivekananda's idea of work and seva. *Shri Debasis Lahiri,Eknath Vibhag Sanchalak introduced Swami Vedatitananda,the Chief speaker from Ramakrishna Shilpa Mandir,Belur Math* .

The soft version of Kendra Vartika, the first quarterly bulletin published by Bangla Prakashan was launched by Swamiji before his speech.
Swami Vedatitananda shared two meaningful anecdotes and emphasised on Guru sishya relationship.
The programme ended with Shanti mantra.The whole program was conducted by Subrata Mondal (Sampark Pramukh, Durgapur)

*Total Participants - 43*

गुरु पूर्णिमा कार्यक्रम | प्रकल्प स्थान चांडिल

 विवेकानंद केन्द्र कन्याकुमारी, प्रकल्प स्थान चांडिल द्वारा गुरु पूर्णिमा उत्सव प्रत्यक्ष रूप से  रविवार, 25 जुलाई 2021 को प्रातः 11:00 - 12:30 बजे केन्द्र कार्यालय (मठिया रोड, कदमडीह, चांडिल) में मनाया गया। कुल उपस्थिति 25 लोगो की रही।

कार्यक्रम का प्रारंभ तीन ओंकार, शांति पाठ, ऐक्य मंत्र एवं गुरु के भजन के साथ हुआ। स्वाध्याय, कार्यक्रम का समापन ओमकार ध्यान, शांति मंत्र , केंद्र प्रार्थना  एवं पुष्पांजलि के द्वारा हुआ।

विवेकानन्द केंद्र गुरु पूर्णिमा उत्सव के माध्यम से समाज में गुरु के प्रति आदर की भावना की अपेक्षा करता है।

Monday, August 23, 2021

गुरु पूर्णिमा कार्यक्रम | बिहार-झारखंड प्रान्त

 विवेकानंद केन्द्र कन्याकुमारी, बिहार-झारखंड प्रान्त द्वारा गुरु पूर्णिमा उत्सव के अवसर पर  विमर्श  का कार्यक्रम रविवार, 25 जुलाई 2021 को संध्या 4:30 - 5:45 बजे ऑनलाइन Youtube एवं Facebook पर किया गया। कुल उपस्थिति लगभग 80 लोगों की रही।

कार्यक्रम का प्रारंभ तीन ओंकार, से हुआ। उसके पश्चात उत्सव परिचय, केन्द्र परिचय, गीत (तन्मय हो जा मेरे ), वक्ता परिचय , विवेक वाणी के पश्चात मुख्य वक्ता परमहंस स्वामी आगमानन्द जी महाराज का उद्बोधन शुभरम्भ हुआ।
महाराज जी ने कहा-
• विवेकानन्द केन्द्र द्वारा गुरु पूर्णिमा का उत्सव इतने उत्साह के साथ माना बहुत बड़ी बात है।
• जब हम गुरु पूर्णिमा का उत्सव मनाते है तो ऐसा ध्यान में आता है कि हम अभी भी गुरु के प्रति बहुत आदर करते है और महर्षि वेदव्यास जी को भी नही भूले है।
महाराज जी का पूरा उद्बिधान आप इस Youtube link के माध्यम से देख सकते है। Youtube Link -

कार्यक्रम का समापन धन्यवाद ज्ञापन, आगमी सूचना एवं शांति मंत्र से हुआ। केंद्र ने जुड़े लोगों से केन्द्र के द्वारा समाज मे समय देने के लिए आव्हान किया।

विवेकानन्द केंद्र गुरु पूर्णिमा उत्सव के माध्यम से समाज में गुरु के प्रति आदर की भावना की अपेक्षा करता है।

ह्रदय से पवित्र व्यक्तियों को ईश्वर अपना शिष्य बनाते हैं : प्रोफेसर ओपीएन कल्ला ।

 ह्रदय से पवित्र व्यक्तियों को ईश्वर अपना शिष्य बनाते हैं : प्रोफेसर ओपीएन कल्ला

सुप्रसिद्ध अंतरिक्ष वैज्ञानिक प्रोफेसर ओपीएन कल्ला जी ने गुरु पूर्णिमा के अवसर पर विवेकानंद केंद्र जोधपुर द्वारा आयोजित वर्चुअल व्याख्यान में सहभागियों को संबोधित करते हुए कहा कि जिनके हृदय पवित्र होते हैं उन्हें ईश्वर अपना शिष्य चुनते हैं। और यही शिष्य आगे चलकर गुरु बनते हैं। प्रोफेसर कल्ला ने ह्रदय की पवित्रता को सर्वाधिक महत्व दिया। अनेक वैज्ञानिकों के जीवन के उदाहरण देते हुए उन्होंने उनकी सफलता का रहस्य उनके हृदय की पवित्रता बताया। प्रोफ़ेसर कल्ला जी ने यह विश्वास जताया कि आज उनके व्याख्यान सुनने वालों में अनेक भावी वैज्ञानिक भी होंगे।
इस व्याख्यान का लगभग 55 सहभागीयों ने लाभ उठाया।
कार्यक्रम का संचालन मगराज भैया ने किया, नगर प्रमुख डॉ अमित व्यास ने केंद्र परिचय, विभाग प्रमुख श्री प्रेम रतन जी ने वक्ता परिचय और विवेकानंद केंद्र हिंदी प्रकाशन विभाग प्रमुख श्री अशोक माथुर जी ने धन्यवाद ज्ञापन दिया। हरि भैया, विश्वा शर्मा, पंकज व्यास का सहयोग प्राप्त हुआ।

Thursday, August 12, 2021

गुरु पूर्णिमा कार्यक्रम | भागलपुर नगर

 विवेकानंद केन्द्र कन्याकुमारी, शाखा-भागलपुर द्वारा गुरु पूर्णिमा उत्सव प्रत्यक्ष रूप से  शनिवार, 24 जुलाई 2021 को संध्या 6:00 - 7:30 बजे केन्द्र कार्यालय (402, कृष्णा कुंज अपार्टमेंट, भगत सिंह लेन, तिलकामांझी, भागलपुर) में मनाया गया। कुल उपस्थिति 25 लोगो की रही।

कार्यक्रम का प्रारंभ तीन ओंकार, शांति पाठ, ऐक्य मंत्र एवं गुरु के भजन के साथ हुआ। स्वाध्याय, मातृपूजन, एवं आ. विजय वर्मा जी, प्रान्त संपर्क प्रमुख की विशेष मार्गदर्शन प्राप्त हुआ। कार्यक्रम का समापन ओमकार ध्यान, शांति मंत्र , केंद्र प्रार्थना  एवं पुष्पांजलि के द्वारा हुआ।

विवेकानन्द केंद्र गुरु पूर्णिमा उत्सव के माध्यम से समाज में गुरु के प्रति आदर की भावना की अपेक्षा करता है।

गुरु पूर्णिमा कार्यक्रम पटना नगर

विवेकानंद केन्द्र कन्याकुमारी, शाखा-पटना द्वारा गुरु पूर्णिमा उत्सव प्रत्यक्ष रूप से  शनिवार, 24 जुलाई 2021 को संध्या 4:00 - 5:00 बजे केन्द्र कार्यालय (162, पाटलिपुत्रा कॉलोनी, डाक घर के समीप, पटना) में मनाया गया। कुल उपस्थिति 15 लोगो की रही।

कार्यक्रम का प्रारंभ तीन ओंकार, शांति पाठ, ऐक्य मंत्र एवं गुरु के भजन के साथ हुआ। स्वाध्याय, मातृपूजन, एवं आ. सुधीर जी, प्रान्त सह प्रमुख, आ. सत्येन्द्र शर्मा जी की विशेष मार्गदर्शन प्राप्त हुआ। कार्यक्रम का समापन ओमकार ध्यान, शांति मंत्र , केंद्र प्रार्थना  एवं पुष्पांजलि के द्वारा हुआ।

विवेकानन्द केंद्र गुरु पूर्णिमा उत्सव के माध्यम से समाज में गुरु के प्रति आदर की भावना की अपेक्षा करता है।

Tuesday, August 10, 2021

गुरु पूर्णिमा कार्यक्रम | रांची नगर

 विवेकानंद केन्द्र कन्याकुमारी, शाखा-रांची   द्वारा गुरु पूर्णिमा उत्सव प्रत्यक्ष रूप से  शनिवार, 24 जुलाई 2021 को संध्या 5:00 - 6:00 बजे केन्द्र कार्यालय (B-15, हरमू हाउसिंग कॉलोनी, हरमू चौक, रांची) में मनाया गया। कुल उपस्थिति 11 लोगो की रही।

कार्यक्रम का प्रारंभ तीन ओंकार, शांति पाठ, ऐक्य मंत्र एवं गुरु के भजन के साथ हुआ। स्वाध्याय एवं अंत मे आ. मुकेश जी, प्रान्त संगठक द्वारा मार्गदर्शन प्राप्त हुआ। कार्यक्रम का समापन ओमकार ध्यान, शांति मंत्र , केंद्र प्रार्थना  एवं पुष्पांजलि के द्वारा हुआ।

विवेकानन्द केंद्र गुरु पूर्णिमा उत्सव के माध्यम से समाज में गुरु के प्रति आदर की भावना की अपेक्षा करता है।

गुरु पूर्णिमा कार्यक्रम ग्राम स्थान गौरीपुर

 विवेकानंद केन्द्र कन्याकुमारी, शाखा-भागलपुर  के ग्राम स्थान गौरीपुर द्वारा गुरु पूर्णिमा उत्सव के अवसर पर मातृ पूजन का कार्यक्रम प्रत्यक्ष रूप से  शनिवार, 24 जुलाई 2021 को प्रातः 9:00 - 10:00 बजे गांव के पुष्तकालय में  किया गया। कुल उपस्थिति 28 लोगो की रही।

कार्यक्रम का प्रारंभ तीन ओंकार, शांति पाठ, ऐक्य मंत्र एवं गुरु के भजन के साथ हुआ। सांस्कार वर्ग के बच्चों के द्वारा मातृपूजन हुआ। कार्यक्रम का समापन शांति मंत्र , केंद्र प्रार्थना  एवं पुष्पांजलि के द्वारा हुआ।

विवेकानन्द केंद्र गुरु पूर्णिमा उत्सव के माध्यम से समाज में गुरु के प्रति आदर की भावना की अपेक्षा करता है।

Saturday, July 31, 2021

गुरु पूर्णिमा कार्यक्रम बांका नगर स्थान

 विवेकानंद केन्द्र कन्याकुमारी, शाखा-बैंक के द्वारा  गुरु पूर्णिमा का कार्यक्रम प्रत्यक्ष रूप से  शनिवार, 24 जुलाई 2021 को प्रातः 7:00 - 8: बजे केन्द्र कार्यलय, परिसदन रोड, बैंक में मनाया गया। कुल उपस्थिति 11 लोगो की रही। 

कार्यक्रम का प्रारंभ तीन ओंकार, शांति पाठ, ऐक्य मंत्र एवं गुरु के भजन के साथ हुआ। इस कार्यक्रम में मुख्य उपस्थिति विभाग संगठक धर्मदास भैया का रहा। कार्यक्रम में गुरु गुरु पूर्णिमा के महत्व पर विभाग संगठक जी द्वारा मार्गदर्शन मिला। कार्यक्रम का समापन शांति मंत्र, केंद्र प्रार्थना  एवं पुष्पांजलि के द्वारा हुआ। 

विवेकानन्द केंद्र गुरु पूर्णिमा उत्सव के माध्यम से समाज में गुरु के प्रति आदर की भावना की अपेक्षा करता है।

गुरु पूर्णिमा कार्यक्रम गया नगर

 विवेकानंद केन्द्र कन्याकुमारी, शाखा-गया के द्वारा  गुरु पूर्णिमा का कार्यक्रम प्रत्यक्ष रूप से  शनिवार, 24 जुलाई 2021 को प्रातः 7:00 - 8: बजे मां मथुरासिनीमनाया गया। कुल उपस्थिति 17 लोगो की रही।

कार्यक्रम का प्रारंभ तीन ओंकार, शांति पाठ, ऐक्य मंत्र एवं गुरु के भजन के साथ हुआ। इस कार्यक्रम में मुख्य उपस्थिति नगर संचालक डॉ विजय कुमार करण रही। कार्यक्रम में गुरु गुरु पूर्णिमा के महत्व पर नगर संचालक जी द्वारा मार्गदर्शन मिला। कार्यक्रम का समापन शांति मंत्र एवं केंद्र प्रार्थना के द्वारा हुआ।

विवेकानन्द केंद्र गुरु पूर्णिमा उत्सव के माध्यम से समाज में गुरु के प्रति आदर की भावना की अपेक्षा करता है।

VK-AICYAM 7th International Yoga Day

 Due to the dire circumstances of the COVID-19 Pandemic VK-AICYAM has celebrated 7th International Yoga Day on 19th and 20th June 2021 in a virtual mode. Webinar On 19th June topic was "YOGA IN PANDEMIC SITUATION".

Speaking on the Topic “Yoga a way of life” as the first speaker of this webinar Dr Subash Chandra Dash, Associate professor, Head Department of Sanskrit, Utkal University, said “The land of India is a sacred since time immemorial and Yoga is the greatest contribution to the world. The world has learned a lesson in this pandemic and has acknowledged Yoga as a way of life. Dr. Dash mentioned the three kinds of sorrows adhyātmika, adhibhautika and adhidaivika. He also explained the six  SadhakaTattwa on the Path of Yoga- Enthusiasm (Utsah, Courage (Sahas), Perseverance (Dhairya), Discriminative knowledge (Tattvajnana), Determination (Nischaya), Aloofness from company (Janasanghaparityaga).

The Second speaker Professor Rabindranath Pati, department of anthropology Mekelle University East Africa, on the Topic “Yogic way of Energy balancing” mentioned about on Chakasand Ajapa Japa meditation.

The third speaker Dr.SANJIB KUMAR PATRA, Associate professor Yoga, Central University, Rajastahan on the topic“Yoga and Stress management” said “Stress is a threat to ourbody’s homeostasis. He discussed the sources of stress, fight and flight condition, stress hormones, how to identify the stress and manage the stress through Yoga”.

The 2nd day webinar was on 20thJune.Mananiya Sri Hanumantha Rao ji, All India Vice President of Vivekananda Rock Memorial and Vivekananda Kendra Kanyakumari has delivered lecture on “Yoga a Path towards Man-making”. Speaking on the topic Hanuji said “Yoga is the only path for man making because we can get good samskar through yoga. Man making is what is shown outside, should be what we are inside. Freedom from negative emotions e.g.  Kama (lust/craving), Krodha (anger), Lobha (greed), Moha (delusion), Mada (arrogance, vanity) and Matsarya (jealousy) is man making. Vrittis are the cause of our problems. MaharshiPatanjali point out how to transformation the vrittis. ChittaVrittinirodha is man making. Man making need a long time practice (dirgha kala nairantarya) with tapas (which will reduce our comforts), Asana (for bring stability in body and mind) and Pranayama (for capable the mind to remain focus our activity, work and attitude). Man making means develop the positive qualities, attitude and guna by inculcating four primary virtues i.e. Maitri (Friendship) ; Karuna (Compassion) Mudita (Joy) and Upekshanam (Indifference). As per Bharatiya sanatana Samskritithe world is one family (Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam) and human being is a part of creation. So for the benefits of others through Seva yoga is Man making. Swami Vivekananda who is a Nabayuga Patanjali says Each soul is potentially divine. The goal is to manifest this divinity by controlling nature, external and internal. Do this either by work, or worship, or psychic control, or philosophy - by one, or more, or all of these - and be free. This is man making.”

The two days’ live webinar witnessed  through youtube over  600 viewers. Prof. Dr. Basudev Chhatoi gave well come address, Prof. Dr. Nirmal Chandra Das presented the concluding remark with vote of thanks and Sri Ajaya Kumar sahoo co-ordinated the two-days webinar.

Mahasamadhi Day of Swami Vivekananda at Madurai

 Vivekananda Kendra Madurai commemorated Mahasamadhi day of Swami Vivekananda on 4th July 2021 from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. through Google Meet. Total 35 karyakarthas participated in the program.

The program started with 3 Omkar and Shantipath. Sri. T. V. Prabhakaran ji,  Sah Nagar Pramukh gave the welcome address and introduction of the program followed by 'Bhuvana Mandale' song. Mananeeya Sri. Hanumantha Rao ji, All-India Vice President, VRM & VK gave a lecture in which he briefly elucidated the life and message of Swami Vivekananda. Sri. Subbiah Ji, Murugan Vistar Sanyojak delivered the Happy Address and the program concluded with Shanti Mantra.

Personality Development Camp VK Chanakyapuri

 Personality Development Camp by Vivekananda Kendra, Kanyakumari - Chanakyapuri Vistar

Young India Know Thyself -2021 - 3rd Orientation

 3rd Orientation - Young India: Know Thyself -2021 Students from Ramjas College , Kamala Nehru College, Deshbandhu College, Jesus and Mary College ,Swami shraddhanand college and others participated.

Orientation of Young India Know Thyself - J&K Chapter

 13 students of Central University of Jammu have participated in four hour workshop from different parts of Jammu province. We will make efforts to organise one more orientation for those who missed this one.

संघर्ष टालें समस्या सुलझाएं विषय पर वर्चुअल कार्यशाला सम्पन्न

 संवाद से समस्याएं सुलझाएं : डॉ.दिव्या जोशी

विवेकानंद केंद्र जोधपुर विभाग द्वारा आयोजित वर्चुअल कार्यशाला "संघर्ष  टाले, समस्या सुलझाएं" में सहभागियों को संबोधित करते हुए डॉ.दिव्या जोशी, एसोसिएट प्रोफेसर, डूंगर कॉलेज  बीकानेर , ने खुले मन से संवाद द्वारा  समस्याओं और संघर्षों को सुलझाने का सुझाव दिया।

डॉ.जोशी ने समस्याओं के समाधान के लिए निम्नलिखित बिंदु बताएं। हमें स्वीकार करना चाहिए कि हमें कुछ बातें परेशान कर रही है। सकारात्मक दृष्टिकोण हमेशा लाभदायक होता है इसे बनाए रखें। व्यक्ति समस्या और संघर्ष से बड़ा होता है। जीवन के द्वंदो को स्वीकार कीजिए और उसे स्वभाविक समझिए, यह विश्वास रखिए सब कुछ अच्छा है और सब कुछ अच्छा ही होगा।

युवा कार्यशाला की संयोजिका विश्वा शर्मा ने बताया कि इस कार्यशाला के लिए 161 लोगों का रजिस्ट्रेशन हुआ एवं उपस्थिति 45 रही। विवेकानंद केंद्र जोधपुर विभाग इस प्रकार की कार्यशाला का आयोजन हर 15 दिनों मे करता है। इन कार्यशालाओं का उद्देश्य समाज के हर वर्ग, विशेषकर युवा वर्ग को उनके सम्मुख उपस्थित प्रासंगिक समस्याओं और चुनौतियों का सफलतापूर्वक प्रतिसाद देने के लिए सक्षम बनाना है। इससे कई लोग लाभान्वित होते हैं और अपना सकारात्मक अनुभव साझा करते हैं।

इस कार्यशाला का संचालन वैभव सारस्वत ने किया और कार्यक्रम के सफल आयोजन में कार्यकर्ता लिच्छा राम, मगराज चौधरी, गौरी सारस्वत, पुष्पलता, सौरभ आदि का सहयोग रहा।

Baal Shibir at Chanakyapuri - New Delhi

 आज विवेकानंद केंद्र, चाणक्यपुरी विस्तार में बाल शिविर का उद्घाटन सत्र रहा। आदरणीय गौरव आहूजा जी का मार्गदर्शन मिला। आदरणीय दीपा अरोड़ा दीदी विस्तार संयोजिका और आदरणीय राजीव रंजन जी सह संयोजक भी उपस्थिति रहे। आज परिचय के खेल , एक्शन सांग और Gita for Daily Life, Vivekananda Rock Memorial, Tejasvi vyaktitav  पुस्तक सबको वितरित की गई। आदरणीय अमित सोनी जी के घर जल पान की व्यवस्था रखी गई थी। अब कल शाम 5 से 7 बजे यह बाल शिविर 25 जुलाई तक निरंतर चलता रहेगा। निखिल यादव, शिविर प्रमुख । युवा प्रमुख विवेकानंद केंद्र उत्तर प्रांत

प्राणायाम सत्र संपन्न : विवेकानंद केंद्र कन्याकुमारी शाखा जोधपुर

 विवेकानंद केंद्र कन्याकुमारी शाखा जोधपुर, राजस्थान प्रांत द्वारा 11 जुलाई से 15 जुलाई तक प्राणायाम सत्र का आयोजन किया गया। यह सत्र ऑनलाइन गूगल मीट पर तथा ऑफलाइन केंद्र परिसर भवन में किया गया। इस कार्यक्रम में ऑनलाइन तथा ऑफलाइन 52 अभ्यासियो  ने भाग लिया जो 15 से 70 वर्ष आयु के थे।

प्रथम दिन कार्यक्रम की शुरुआत मां भारती के समक्ष दीप प्रज्वलित कर की गई। शिथिलीकरण की क्रियाओं का अभ्यास श्याम मालवीय तथा पंकज व्यास द्वारा कराया गया । दीपक जी द्वारा शरीर में प्राण क्या है ? प्राणायाम क्या है?  इस विषय को समझाया गया। प्रेम रतन जी द्वारा कपालभाति , खंडिय और पूर्ण योगिक श्वसन का अभ्यास कराया गया।

सत्र के दूसरे दिन श्याम मालवीय और जुगल किशोर अग्रवाल ने श्वसन क्रियाओं का अभ्यास, व्याघ्र श्वसन तथा लघु शवासन कराया। दीपक जी द्वारा पंचकोश का विस्तृत वर्णन और प्रेम रतन जी द्वारा चंद्र अनुलोम विलोम,चंद्र भेदन,सूर्य भेदन, नाड़ी शोधन  का अभ्यास कराया गया।

सत्र के तीसरे दिन श्याम मालवीय और जुगल किशोर अग्रवाल  ने श्वसन अभ्यास,   ॐ  कार उच्चारण के साथ शशांक आसन श्वसन कराया गया। दीपक खैरे जी द्वारा पंचप्राण का विस्तृत वर्णन किया गया । प्रेम रतन जी द्वारा भस्त्रिका, भ्रामरी का भी अभ्यास कराया गया।

चौथे दिन के सत्र में श्याम मालवीय और  जुगल किशोर अग्रवाल ने श्वसन  अभ्यास को मंत्रों के साथ कराया । दीपक जी द्वारा कोविड  महामारी को ध्यान में रखते हुए अधोमुख  श्वसन की जानकारी हरि भैया के  डेमो के साथ दी गई । प्रेम रतन जी द्वारा उज्जायी , शीतली, शीतकारी का अभ्यास कराया गया।

सत्र के समापन दिवस 15 जुलाई को मुख्य अतिथि और वक्ता जोधपुर नगर संचालक अशोक दानी जी ने सहभागियों को  स्वयं को स्वस्थ रखते हुए राष्ट्र को भी स्वस्थ रखने का आव्हान किया । इसके पूर्व राज भूतड़ा द्वारा सत्र परिचय व नगर प्रमुख डॉ अमित व्यास जी द्वारा केंद्र परिचय, श्याम मालवीय द्वारा  सभी का धन्यवाद ज्ञापन किया गया। उसके पश्चात सभी सहभागियों ने अपना अनुभव साझा किया। केंद्र प्रार्थना के पश्चात अल्पाहार रखा गया।

Karyakartha Prashikshan Shibhir at Madurai

 Vivekananda Kendra Madurai organised a one day non-residential Karyakartha Prashikshan Shibir on 11th July 2021 from 10.30 a.m. to 5.30 p.m. in which 22 karyakarthas participated.

The camp started with prayer at 10.30 a.m. which was followed by a brief experience sharing session and Sri. Saravanakumar ji, Shibir Pramukh elucidated the aim of the camp. Mananeeya Radha Devi didi, Dakshin Prant Sangathak gave the first session on 'Discipline in Personal and Organisational Life' in which she stressed upon the importance of observing discipline in every aspect of life.  After the session, two teams were formed and Manthan was done on “Watering the Roots” and the discussed points were summed up by Sri. Kameswaran ji, Baudik Pramukh.

In afternoon a short drama on ‘Karyapaddhati’ lead by Karyapaddhati Pramukh - Sri. Natarajan ji, songs practice, game and Kendra prarthana abhyas were there. Su. Sumitra didi, Nagar Sangathak conducted the abhyas satra for which four groups were formed and situation based questions were given for discussion and presentation. Mananeeya Sri. Hanumanth Rao ji, All-India Vice President, VRM & VK gave ashirvachan in Ahuti Satra in which he explained the real meaning of Ahuti which is surrendering one’s whole life for national work. All the participants did pushpanjali to Omkar and took sankalpa to contribute their time and energy to national work more effectively. The camp concluded with Kendra Prarthana.

Green Rameshwaram - Rama’s squirrel calling ……

 Dear Friends,   

‘Padma Shri’ (2019), Jamuna Tudu is an environmental activist. She is called ‘Lady Tarzan’ for taking on the Timber mafias and Naxals in Jharkhand. Tudu is also the founder of “Van Suraksha Samiti’ which prevents illegal felling of trees near her village in Jharkhand.
Jamuna’s quest with forest conservation started in the year 2000. Hailing from Mathurgham- Chakulia village of East Singhbum district in Jharkhand, she noticed that many trees were being illegally cut in the nearby forests by a forest mafia.
It was even more disturbing for Tudu that none from her community were doing anything against it. So, she decided to single-handedly take up the task by herself.
Armed with sticks, Jamuna went after the woodcutters. Within a few years, many women from the neighbourhood also joined. They started patrolling the forests, carrying arrows, bows, sticks to fight the mafia and to protect the 50-hectare forest around the village.
Now with over 60 active women members, the Forest Safety Committee she founded supervise the jungle in the morning, afternoon and evening, in three shifts. Often when the Mafia tries to set fire to the forest in the darkness, they also pay visits at night.
Her efforts have led to great results. The whole community calls her “Lady Tarzan” because of her courage, and supports her in the initiatives. Despite facing death threats from timber mafia and even her village men, she did not stop her efforts in protecting the forests from getting destroyed.Over the last 20 years, she has saved over 50 acres of forest across 300 villages in Jharkhand. The Jharkhand Armed Police works with her in protecting the forests. Considering her initiatives, the forest department has adopted the Mathurgham village, where it now provides water supply and school facilities.
Taking inspiration from Tudu, the village women now consider trees as their brothers. They plant 18 trees when a girl is born, and 10 trees when a girl gets married in the village.
Click the link for listening the story in audio visual form.

We at Rameswaram also would like to emulate the example of Smt.Jamuna Tudu by increasing the green cover as a carbon sink in the coming years.

This month’s newsletter has the following highlights:

  • Dr. Sanjay Banerji in his blog wants the role of Nature as Stakeholder in the development paradigm.

  • Shri.Rangarajan, Chennai writes about a rare book – ‘Dhevaiula’ on Ramanathaswami.

  • Regular Solid waste management work by - Hand in Hand Inclusive Development Services, Chennai.

  • Dr.A.Abirami, Programme Officer of C.P.R. Environmental Educational Center writes about the herbal plant – Adhatoda .

  • In Social capital our service to the community during the 2nd wave of the pandemic continued by way of distribution of Kaphasura Kudineer, Nilavembu Kasayam to villagers and online yoga class for the elders to increase their Innate Immunity and finally 'Green Rameswaram newsletter’ by the students and for the students of Rameswaram. 

Click here for this month’s newsletter.

With best wishes,
Editorial Team
Green Rameswaram Project
Mahabeer Dharmasala
Rameswaram - 623526
Ph: 04573 - 222296(office)

Friday, July 30, 2021

Atma Deepo Bhava - VKVVF

 Vivekananda kendra Vedic Vision Foundation started a unique programme titled as "Atma Deepo Bhava"  which is a workshop to mould ones own life. Four eminent personalities will be conducting these classes and they will be guiding by answering the questions and answers. There by bringing about self transformation in ones own lives.  Srimad Swami Hari Brahmendranandaji  Man. Lakshmi Didi, Sri Raghunandan and Sri Shoukat will be dealing with the classes.  Classes  will he held on zoom platform. In all 100 people have registered for the programme.  Sri Anil K.N. and  Sri Jaya Sankar and Sri Raghunath will be coordinating the programme.

Report For The Month Of June - Mysore

 Yoga Satra And Pranayama Class ( Online) Report :  5 Satras

Vivekananda Kendra Mysore conducted 3 pranayama  satra from 04.06.2021 to 12.05.2021,  Morning 6.00 to 6.45, noon 10.00 to 10.30 and evening 6.00 to 6.45. All together 22 participated.
Yoga Satra:  Morning and evening , started on 14th to 27th June, Practice given to Protocol of International  Day of Yoga , Breathing , loosening exercises, Surya namaskara, Asanas, pranayama, Bhajans taught to participants. 32 people participated. 

Yoga varga: everyday 6 karyakartas from Mysore.

Kendra varga ( online) : on every Sunday 6.00 am to 7.15 am . 20 karyakartas attending regularly. Prayer, Shubashita, Bhajan, Viveka vani, Patriotic song, Yogasana, Games, Boudhik on Kendra Prayer. 

Bhajan Sandhya: on every Sunday 5.00 pm to 6.30 pm .( Guru, Ganesha, Shiva, Devi, Rama, Krishna, Mishra and Nirvanashatak)  24 people attending . Assam-7, Bangalore-7, Udupi-2, Mysore-7 , Maharastra-1  , Kerala- 3, and  4 families from Mysore are attending .

Morning Prayer on everyday 5.45 to  6.00.  6  karyakartas  attending
Vishwa parisara diwas on 5.6.2021 , saplings planted and distributed. 100 banana sapling planted at Yelwala . 
On Ekadashi day Vishnusahasranama chanting in online. 

Vimarsha: on 12th June Sri Ravi Kumar talked on the subject Hanuman – ideal for Karyakarta. 31 people attended in this vimarsha. On 26th Su. Soumya Didi given guidance on the subject Goal for Life. 16 attended. 

Covid Assistance: Provisions worth Rs. 3,800/- for 5 families of  Smt . Rangamma, Smt. Jayamma, Smt. Shivamma, Smt Rama bai, Sri Bassanna . weekly vegitables distribution for 9 families worth Rs. 100 per family.

Ananadalay: 2 places- One in Mysore 4 students . Bagalkote- 7 students  and  2 in online.
Paper bag making : 42 kgs bag prepared and sold @Rs.30/-.

Special Report

Vivekananda Kendra, Mysore conducted Sthaniya Karyakarta Prasikshan Shibir from 12th June 2021 to 23rd June 2021. Due to pandemic the KPS was held virtually on Google Meet. All the esteemed speakers guided our karyakartas with their invaluable knowledge on various topics.

On 12th June Sri Ravi Kumar spoke on the topic “Hanuman, The Ideal of a Karyakarta”. He characterized Hanuman and added why it is so important for a karyakarta to inculcate those in their life. 

On 14th June Sri Ramesh talked on “Ma. Eknathji and Vivekananda Rock Memorial”. He emphasized mainly on how Ma. Eknathji faced the challenges during construction of the rock memorial. And also he presented a video of the vrm construction. 

On 15th June Rishikesh Kumar spoke on “Swami Vivekananda’s life with patriotic dimension”. He talked about how swamiji built a broader picture of India and its spirituality. Adding swamiji’s work in uprising Indians in various ways and inspiring many patriots.

On 16th June all India general secretary of Vivekananda Kendra Ma. Bhanudas Ji addressed the meeting about “The problem that the society is facing and need of organized work”. He very presented the current situation of the society and its adversities. Further he guided all the karyakartas for working in an organized way to overcome all those adversities. 

On 17th June Sri Ravi Kumar briefed about “The Pariposhak Yojana” of Vivekananda Kendra. He clearly explained why subscriptions are made and how to make patrons.

On 18th June Dakshin Prant Sanghatak Ma. Radha Didi guided all the karyakartas on “Methodology for Conducting various Programmes and Baithaks”. She well explained each and every subtle aspects of conducting any programme. She spoke of the post programme activities like report writing and its importance. 

On 19th June Ma. Priyamvada Didi gave her talk on importance of “Anushasan” (Discipline) in one’s life. She guided everyone saying as banks of river help the stream to reach the ocean, so does discipline in our life. Her experience inspired all the karyakartas to be more disciplined.

On 20th June Sri Pravin Ji briefed about “Kendra Parichay”. He talked about Vivekananda Kendra objectives and explained all the service activities being done by Kendra. All karyakartas got a clearer picture of Kendra.

On 21st June Sri Shreenivasiah Ji expatiated about “Yoga – A way of life”. He educated everyone on Patanjali Yoga Sutras, and also spoke briefly on Ashtanga Yoga. It was a very knowledgeable session as all karyakartas learnt the history and importance of yoga in daily life.

On 22nd June Sri Nirag dave Ji guided on “Skill development for conducting Samskara Varga”. He gave his new ideas and techniques for planning and conducting Samskara Varga. Overall main objective being character and personality development of kids.

On 23rd June Ma. Lalitha Didi explained the “Meaning of Kendra Prayer and Shanti Mantra” in simpler way. All karyakartas understood the meanings and were made to sing with the very essence of the prayers.

International Yoga Day 2021 - Dakshin Prant - Tamil Nadu Vibhag

 Vivekananda Kendra - Tamil Nadu Vibhag celebrated International Day of Yoga 2021 through online as well as in actual in which around 2000 people participated.

For the International Day of Yoga program, 2551 registrations were received from people all over Tamil Nadu till 18th June 2021. Yoga practice sessions as per common yoga protocol were conducted for all the registered participants on 19th and 20th June 2021. The practice sessions were conducted from 6 a.m. to 7 a.m. on both days through ZOOM which was broadcast live on YouTube also. The yoga demonstrations and instructions were given by Vivekananda Kendra Chennai Karyakarthas.

On 21st June 2021, the collective online program was organised from 6 a.m. to 7.30 a.m. The program was conducted through ZOOM and was also broadcast live on YouTube [Click here to watch]. About 1100 people joined this program via Zoom & YouTube.

The program started with lighting the lamp and prayer. Sri. Saravanakumar, Karyakartha, VK Madurai sang a patriotic song which was followed by welcome address by Smt. Sariga, Vice Principal, VKV Kanyakumari. Mananeeya Sri. Hanumanth Rao Ji, All-India Vice President, VRM & VK gave the Asirvachan in which he expounded the positive effects of Yoga and stressed upon the continued practice of Yoga.

Then, yoga practice (as per CYP) was done for which the demonstration and instructions were given from VK Chennai. The yoga practice session was completed with Sankalpa which was led by Sri. Natarajan, Karyapaddhati Pramukh, VK Madurai. Smt. Thangalakshmi, YCC Coordinator, VRM & VK gave the vote of thanks with a brief introduction of Kendra activities. The whole program was anchored by Kum. Vedha Vidhya, Karyakatha, VK Chennai and it was concluded with Shanti Mantra.

Apart from this online program, several programs were done in actual also with COVID precautionary measures:

  • VK Chennai – 20 participants.
  • VK Madurai – 32 participants.
  • VKV Kanyakumari Staff & Family - 158 participants.
  • VK RDP – 126 participants.
  • IIT Madras – 45 participants.

 College Programs:

  • NMS Sermathai Vasan College for Women, Madurai – 48 students.
  • Lady Doak College, Madurai – 105 students.
  • S.I.V.E.T College, Chennai -  62 students.
  • Jerusalem College of Engineering, Chennai – 55 students.
  • Sri Ramachandra Institute for Higher Education and Research, Chennai – 148 students.
  • Tambaram Post office, Chennai – 28 participants.
  • Namaskar Yoga, Chromepet, Chennai - 172 participants.

 Altogether around 2000 people participated in the International Day of Yoga 2021 celebrations in Tamil Nadu Vibhag. Totally 1524 feedback forms were received from the participants and 1539 E-certificates of participation were issued.