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News Round-up November 2015

It was an enriching experience for me to participate in the Indigenous Faith Day celebrations and also to address the huge gathering at Seppa on 1st December. After my address one of them proudly said that “We Janjatis are not ‘backward’, we haven’t been ‘left behind’. We chose to live on our land, in our own ways. We have unique cultural practices which are to be nourished and protected” It reminded me of the saying that “Diversity is Divine Will”.

As educators we need to stand for nourishing the rich cultural heritage of Arunachal Pradesh: the dawn lit mountain, which is also termed as ‘Gateway to serenity’.

There are many encouraging information to share with you all about the functioning of our schools:-

VKVians make clean sweep in State Level Children’s Science Congress:

That was the heading given by a popular daily of Arunachal Pradesh. The news items goes “ITANAGAR, Nov 20: The projects of Lishant Tasar of Vivekananda Kendra Vidyalaya (VKV), Nirjuli was adjudged the best in the State Level Children’s Science Congress held at Arunachal Pradesh Science Centre, IG Park, here with two days programme on November 19 and 20”.

Tatop Taten of Vivekananda Kendra Vidyalaya, Oyan, East Siang and Shoubhick Bhattacherjee of Vivekananda Kendra Vidyalaya, Roing stood second and third respectively”

Other Positions by VKVs

State level position

Name of the Child Scientist

Name of VKV

District

4th

Km. Toyir Bam

Vivek Vihar

Papumpare

5th

Km. Nasum Tajom

Jirdin

West Siang

6th

Km. Liza Riba

Oyan

East Siang

7th

Km. Chera Yakap

NEEPCO Yazali

Lower Subansiri

9th

Kr. Gedom Lego

Yingkiong

Upper Siang

10th

Km. Bengia Yasso

NEEPCO Yazali

Lower Subansiri

Congratulations to all the students and the staff who made this spectacular achievement possible.

VKVs shine in the State Level Painting Competition:

It is not only in scholastic areas that VKVs have made spectacular performance, but also in the co- scholastic areas VKVs have made formidable presence.  VKVs won many prizes in the State level painting competition on energy Conservation conducted by NHPC and State Government.

Category

Position

Name

VKV

A( IV-VI)

Ist

Anubhav Dutta, Class VI

Itanagar

3rd

Liyum Ori, Class VI

Jirdin

Consolation

4 prizes out of ten by VKV Itanagar, Kuporijo, Jirdin and Vivek Vihar

 

B(VII-IX)

Ist

Martina Bagra

Jirdin

2nd

Kirondeep Bhattacharjee

Itanagar

3rd

Mary Rumin,

Jirdin

Consolation

3 prizes out of ten by VKV Basar,Kuporijo,Yazali,

 

Eknathji Memorial Football and Inter VKV Volleyball Tournament:

The just ended month has witnessed the much awaited event in the VKVs: Eknathji Memorial Football and Inter VKV Volleyball Tournament. Please find the details of the programme:-

The Cluster level matches were held in five venues and following teams were the winners of the Cluster level Matches.

Cluster level Winners

Football

Amliang, Itanagar, Ziro, Sher, Shergaon, Jairampur

Volleyball

Amliang, Banderdewa, Ziro, Sher, Shergaon, Seijosa

The finals of the Tournaments were held in VKV Oyan where Super six teams from the Cluster level participated. The tournament had glittering inaugural ceremony on 21st November, wherein Miss Isha Khosla, Deputy Commissioner, East Siang District was the Chief Guest. Impressive Band display, traditional dance and lazim display etc made the inaugural ceremony an everlasting memory for all the participants. After two days enthralling matches the following became the winners:-

Final Result

Football

Volleyball

Winner: VKV SHER

Runner : VKV AMLIANG

Fair play : VKV SHERGAON

Best player : TADAR APU(VKV SHER)

Best Goal Keeper : RONALSO DOO(VKV AMLIANG)

Winner: VKV ZIRO

Runner : VKV BANDERDEWA

Fair player : VKV SEIJOSA

Best play : RISH MAKCHA(VKV ZIRO)

 

Shri. Alokesh Boro of VKV- Nirjuli, Shri. Jaikishan Jaiswal of VKV Roing and Shri. Govind Vishwakarma of VKV Banderdewa were the organizing team for the event.  They organised the event smoothly and flawlessly along with other escort teachers of various schools. The host school VKV Oyan deserves a special appreciation for the excellent logistic support.

Activities of Sneha Vardhini:

Sneha Vardhini of Oyan and Nirjuli conducted 2 notable programmes during the month. I could attend both the programmes. The feedbacks of Sneha Vardhini members are encouraging as some of them said “We are able to contribute something to Nation Building Activities of Vivekananda Kendra. It has given a great confidence to all of us”. Smt.Nitumoni Baruah, the spouse of Sri.Ghanakant Baruah, VKV Oyan said that coming to the stage to present programme, going to many houses for inviting the mothers for the programme etc was an enriching experience for her and it gives a lot of confidence too, Smt. Anjani Nath wife of Sri. Jitendra Nath also expressed during an interaction in Nivedita Vihar that working in Oyan along with the team of Sneha Vardhini was a great experience.

Matrusammelan in Oyan:

Sneha Vardhini group organised a Matrusammelan on 23rdNovember inwhich70 mothers from the neighbourhood areas of VKV- Oyan participated. 4Hrs programme was entirely coordinated by Sneha Vardhini members. The mothers were enthusiastic and participated well in the programme.

Parenting workshop for parents in VKV Nirjuli:

The other programme was the parenting workshop at VKV Nirjuli on8th November. The parents of Class VI were invited for the programme. 72 couples attended the programme. Sri. Unnikrishnan, Education Officer, VKVAPT dealt with the topic of Good parenting and attended the queries of parents regarding parenting. I could address the parents for the importance of investing in the child through value education at home.

Bhumi Puja for VKCTE:

The Bhumi Puja ceremony for the new building of much cherished B.Ed college of Vivekananda Kendra took place on 24th November 2015 at VKV Nirjuli complex. Dr Joram Begiji, Shri. Rinchin Dorjeeji& Dr.Tejum Paduji, the Trustees of VKVAPT; Smt.Y.Ringu, School supporting Group Chairman, invited parents, Principals of VKVs in capital complex etc were present on the occasion.

The Bhumi Puja was conducted in the first column site and Man. Pravinji broke the coconut and all present, shoved concrete mixture to the first column of the building. The 34780 Sq.ft building is going to be an architectural marvel for the state. Let us invoke the blessing of Trinity for the timely completion of the project.

Visit of Col.Vinayak Tambekarji:

Col. Vinayak Tambekarji visited VKVs Joram, Ziro, Amliang, Sunpura, Tafrogam and Kharsang during the month of November.  In all the schools Col. Tambekarji interacted with the students and the staff. The interactions were very lively as in response to many questions he shared many memorable experiences from his service tenure in the defence sector, highlighted on various opportunities in the defence service and motivated the students to join the armed forces. In his interaction with the staff he exhorted them for their discipline and hard labour.  He stressed that teaching  is a noble profession in pursuit of nation building and at par with the defense service or even more.

Educational Audit of VKV Yazali:

Sri Arvind Gore and Smt. Sulabha didi visited VKV Yazali and had educational audit of the school. The audit encompassed the scrutiny and feedback on entire educational activities in the schools. Based on the audit, one day workshop was conducted for the teachers of VKV Yazali.

Visit of Well wishers and programs:

Members of Plus Foundation, Ahmednagar visited VKV Shergaon, Tawang, Amliang and Tafrogam. The team with a unique message   of “Jodo Jodo, Bharat Jodo” visited the above said schools and educated the students with the lecture session on Adolescent health for both boys and Girls, solar system, teaching Warli Paintings, Paper quilling art, conducting quiz and giving hands on practise for preparing science projects. The enthusiastic group of 21 members include practising doctors, business men, students and other professionals.

Inspire Training Programme :

The ‘Inspire’ a unique programme to nurture the talents, started in the current academic session has added one more chapter by conducting workshops at all three nodal centres namely Nirjuli, Ziro & Roing  simultaneously from 17th November to 20th November 2015. Dr.Sucharita Gadre, Professor and Aakash Chowkase, Assistant professor, Km. Mrinmayee, School counsellor led the group. There were 13 resource persons from Jnana Probodhini, Pune who conducted the programs in groups in the three venues. Total 178 students participated in the programme. Prof. Tana Showren, HOD, Dept. of History, RGU, Doimukh and Unnikrishnan .P.M, Education officer of the VKVs AP Trust were present in the inaugural function at Nirjuli. The inauguration of the camp in Roing was done by Shri. Basant Kumar Singh, Lecturer, DIET Roing.

Samidha in schools:

Mananeeya Eknathji’s birthday (Sadhana Divas) was celebrated in all the schools as ‘Samidha’ programme as it marked the culmination of one year long Mananeeya Eknathji Janma Shati Parva. The schools celebrated the day with involving all the students, staff, School Supporting Group and well-wishers of the school. The speech on Man. Eknathji, Pondering on the works of Vivekananda Kendra, re- cap of the yearlong celebration and singing the song on Man. Eknathji, guided meditation on the need of having higher aims in each and every body’s life were some of the highlights of the program. As per the reports received from 8 VKVs and VKVAPT Dibrugarh total attendance of the program is 2034 people.

Celebration of Library Week:

In order to promote reading habits of the students and to strengthen the school libraries, VKVs of Arunachal Pradesh started observing library week from the previous years. This year also the week was observed with many fold activities like Book review, Guest Lecture, Book donation drive, inauguration of wall magazine etc.

Glimpse of a Guest Lecture programme:

Guest lecture programme is getting good momentum in schools. The schools are making good efforts to involve parents, well wishers and bureaucrats to take session on the selected topics based on the need of the schools. One among is the Guest Lecture session conducted at VKV- Roing.  Sri. Ravi Dhawan IAS, DC Roing was the guest for the programme organized for the students’ of Class XI & XII on 7th November 2015 in which 73 students attended. The Hon’ble speaker dealt with the topics like the need of hard work, Ways and means to prepare for UPSC, handling of Peer pressure and also answered the questions raised by the students.

Hosting of CCE mentoring workshop at VKV Itanagar:

VKV Itanagar successfully hosted a one day CCE mentoring and experience sharing Workshop; organised by CBSE for the Principals of CBSE affiliated schools from Arunachal Pradesh. 32 Principals of various schools attended the programme. Sri. S.C Dixit, principal VKV Itanagar gave the welcome address and Sri. Unnikrishnan.P.M, Education Officer, VKVAPT highlighted the importance of effective implementation of CCE. Smt. Sughnada Sharma, Additional Director Research and innovation, New Delhi was the resource persons for the workshop.

Science Exhibitions:

VKV Oyan, Banderdewa, Itanagar and Kuporijo conducted Science exhibitions by involving large number of students. 76 students in VKV- Banderdewa, 137 students in VKV Kuporijo, 150students in VKV- Itanagar and 35 students in VKV Oyan participated in the science exhibition. Large number of parents witnessed the programme. The science exhibition at school level will have a good impact in developing the scientific temper among the students.

Legal awareness programme conducted in VKV- Nirjuli:

One day legal awareness programme was conducted on 29th Nov. 2015 at VKV- Nirjuli in collaboration with State NSS cell, Government of Arunachal Pradesh. 100 Girls attended the programme. Dr. V.N. Sharma, State Liaison Officer- NSS Unit, Mitali Tingkhatra, Chairperson Arunachal Pradesh State Commission for Women, Su. Anupama Singh and Su Batori Kri, Assistant professor from Arunachal Law Academy were the main resource persons.

VKVs Shergaon, Tawang Ziro, and Joram are on winter vacation from 20 Dec onwards.  We wish all the students and the staff a purposeful vacation. May they enrich themselves and come back to action with more vigour and sprit!  Few of the teachers of these schools are deputed to other schools as per the need. 

My dear sisters and brothers let us all plunge into the work to materialize the vision of Man. Eknathji. Let us make our schools a model one and a centre of activities.

With warm regards and wishes.

Yours Sincerely,

Joint Secretary.

 

It has been one of the principles of my life not to be ashamed of my own ancestors.  I am one of the proudest men ever born, but let me tell you frankly, it is not for me, but on account of my ancestry.  The more I have studied the past, the more I have looked back, more and more has this pride come to me, and it has given me the strength and courage of conviction, raised me up from the dust of the earth, and set me working out that great plan laid out by those great ancestors of ours.

~~~~ Swami Vivekananda.