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News Round-up September 2016

Greetings from Breezy Meadows on the occasion of Navaratri.

The month of September has seen a lot of festivals and other activities even though the students were all busy with preparations for the SA I examinations.

We were very glad when some Principals informed that they were invited along with other teachers for felicitation on the occasion of the teachers’ Day, 2016bypeople and organizations other than student community. Students of the VKVs,of course, organize grand programs on the occasion of Teacher’s Day to express their indebtedness towards the significant tasks the teachers are performing to groom them as responsible citizens and infuse all the life skills and eternal values.

The accolade which is bestowed on the teachers has been fundamental in the Indian culture from time immemorial. In the modern time, the most conspicuous acknowledgement of teachers in steering the individuals and the society has been found expressed by the most revered Dr A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, the former President and renowned Scientist of India. Dr. Kalam was so indebted to his teachers that in umpteen occasions he mentioned their role in molding his life. On one occasion, Dr. Kalam, when asked by the students how he could be so optimistic about the future of the nation amidst all the disheartening occurrences, he pointed out to a mother and a teacher and told “Till they are there, there is no question of doubt”.

When the society relies so much on the teachers, it is our responsibility to come up to the expectations. Let us resolve to give the best to our students.

There were many activities conducted in various VKVs of Arunachal Pradesh in this month to be shared:

Inter VKV Chess Competition

The State Level Inter VKV Chess Tournament, one of the important Sports event, was conducted at VKV Nirjuli from 2nd September to 4th September 2016. 51 school level winners from 30 VKVs participated in two categories –Senior, Class IX-XII (22 students) and Junior, Class VI-VIII (29 students). The Sub junior category was only up to school level.

The inauguration of the Tournament on 3rd September was graced by Sri Nabam Takang, Deputy Director of Health Services, Govt of Arunachal Pradesh, as the Chief Guest who motivated the competitors in his inaugural speech. The closing ceremony was graced by Sri TadarApa, Director of Sports, Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh.  Sri Tapi Shah and Taba Aman, Senior arbiters from Chess Federation of India were the key arbiters to conduct the Tournament. Sri P.M.Unnikrishnan, Education Officer, VKVAPT was also present in the valedictory program.

Result: Top Five Ranking in the Two Categories

Rank

Junior Category

Senior Category

1

AkhomeMolo, VIII, VKV Roing

NarangLukham, X, VKV Kharsang

2

NichHeli, VI, VKV Joram

JebangSangnoTaku, XI, VKV Shergaon

3

CheraTanang, VII, VKV Koloriang

RingioDarba, X, VKV Kuporijo

4

DunyoJopir, VII, VKV Yingkiong

AvangWangsu, X, VKV Jairampur

5

GyamarAnia, VIII, VKV Balijan

TechiDopum, IX, VKV Sher

VKV Nirjuli team along with other organizing team members, Sri Jaikishan Jaishwal, VKV Roing and Sri Subrakanta Bhattacharjee, VKV VivekVihar conducted the competition smoothly and students garnered a memorable experience by participating in the same.

VKVAPT Team Meeting

The Second VKVAPT Team Meeting was convened at VKV Itanagar on 24th September.  VKVAPT Team members including the Cluster In-charges were present in the meeting. The meeting was graced by Dr. Joram Begiji Prant-Pramukh, Dr.Tejum Paduji Saha-PrantPamukh and Dr.Shristidhar Duttaji a newly added member in VKVAPT Team. Various aspects of school functioning and detailed planning to conduct the forthcoming activities were discussed and chalked out in the meeting. The action taken reports on various decisions taken earlier were also taken.

Celebration of Ganesh Chaturthi and Teachers Day

All the VKVs celebrated Ganesh Chaturthi and theTeachers Day on 5th September with all the fervor. Various programs were organized in all the schools to offer tribute to the teachers.  The acting teachers of the Class IX batches of students conducted classes and other duties performed by the teachers. These enable them to understand the gravity of the work and motivate them for the teaching profession.

The Ganesh idol making and Bhajansinging were some of the features of the celebration of Ganesh Chaturthi.   Puja were conducted on the occasion for the well fare of all.

Universal Brotherhood Day Celebration

In order to commemorate the epoch making speech of Swami Vivekananda and to spread the message of Universal Brotherhood, “Universal Brotherhood Day” was celebrated with lots of enthusiasm in all the VKVs. All the celebrations were graced by dignitaries and a large number of parents and well-wishers. The presentation of Swamiji’s epoch making speech, speeches to highlight the importance of the Day and other cultural shows presented by the students were some of the common features of the celebration.

Some of the dignitaries present in the Universal Brotherhood Day Celebration:

VKV

Name of the dignitary present

Ziro

Shri Tage Taki  Local MLA of Ziro constituency, Shri Nani Bath Professor R.G.U, Shri K. Lollen, Deputy Commissioner of Lower Subansiri District.

Oyan

Sri Yide Potom (Range Forest Officer)

Balijan

Shri. Tana Puna Tara, ZPM

Jairampur

Sri S.S. Choudhury, ADC, Jairampur, Dr.Ravikant Altekar, Rtd. Senior Scientist, BARC, Mumbai

Yingkiong

Shri AloLi bang, Deputy Speaker, Shri- Bading Teng, ZPM, Shri.T. Pertin, I/C DC Upper Siang, Shri-Amulaya Baruah, SP, Yingkiong, Shri-Pakkar Namdak, CDPO, Yingkiong

Roing

Mrs. Ruchika Katiyal, IAS, ADC, Roing; Sri.Jatan Pulu, Trustee, VKVAPT

Kharsang

Shri Jowphang Singpho, Zila Parishad Chairperson, Changlang District, Shri LatsamKhimun, General Secretary, Rangfra Faith Promotion Society

Raga

Shri Millo Kojin, A.D.C. Raga; Shri Inya Eta, Sub-inspector of police

VivekVihar

Dr.Tejum Padu, Director of Higher and Technical Education, govt.  of Arunachal Pradesh

Itanagar

Sri. Honchun Ngandam, Hon'ble Education Minister,Government of Arunachal Pradesh; Dr. Joram Begi, Chief Information Commissioner, Sri. Bidol Tayeng, Secretary, Education,

Dollungmukh

Smt. Chhaya Verma, Chairperson, Bal Vidyalaya, NHPC, Gerukamukh

Tezu

Shri Danish Ashraf, IAS, the Dy.Commissioner of Lohit District

Activities to promote of Hindi language

In order to promote the Hindi language as the symbol of unity, VKVs of Arunachal Pradesh celebrated Hindi Divas with manifold activities. VKV Kuporijo conducted one day program on 14th September, on the Hindi Divas Day, which included exhibition of Hindi articles and Collage, Doggerel, Hymn, Odes, Speech and Drama. VKV Itanagar celebrated it as Hindi Saptah from 14th September to 22nd September.The program was inaugurated on 14thSeptemberby Su. Sutapa Roy, Nagar Sangathak, Vivekananda Kendra, Itanagar. Many activities like self-composed poem recitation, Ghazal singing, Quizzes on Swamiji, Eknathji and Vivekananda Kendra, Saheri recitation, Patriotic Song and SashtriyaSangeetetc were conducted during the week.The valedictory function was graced by Dr. V N Sharma, State Liaisoning Officer, NSS, Government of Arunachal Pradesh as the Chief Guest who appreciate VKVs’ effort to provide such a platform for the students to inculcate respect towards the national language.

International Peace Day Celebration

VKV Itanagar celebrated International Peace Day on 21 September in collaboration with Ramachandra Mission, Chennai. Sri. Kina Temik, Executive Engineer, WRD, Itanagar and Su. Minakshi Sharma, Freelance Finance Consultant, New Delhi graced the program in the school. Humanity, Removal of hatred, Feel for everybody etc were the main focus of the celebration.

Program related to National Eye Donation Fortnight

The National Eye Donation Fortnight is observed every year from 25th August to 8th September to encourage people to donate eyes and to create awareness to erase taboo prevalent in the society. In connection with this celebration, a program was organized by Ramakrishna Mission Hospital, Itanagar at VKV, Itanagar. Dr. LobsangTsetim, Eye Specialist, RKM Hospital and Dr. Taba Khanna, State Program Officer, Naharlagun were the resource persons. Presentation on various aspects related to eye donation like biology of eye, process of eye transplantation and status of eye donation in India were the main focus of the program.

Celebration of Local festival

Celebration of local festivals in the school is a common feature of VKVs of Arunachal Pradesh. VKV Sunpura celebrated Solung festival on 1st September in the school campus.

Bhoomi Puja in VKV Kharsang

VKV Kharsang will have a new Mess cum Dining hallsoon. The Bhoomi Puja for the same was performed on 5thSeptember in the presence of Shri RupeshMathur, Joint Secretary, VKVAPT; Shri Pradeep Kumar Pandey, Cluster I/C of Lohit&Tirap Clusters and Shri MadhavanKuttyji, Project Engineer.  The indigenous traditional rituals of Tangsa community was performed by the priest and members of Rangfra Faith Promotion Society of Changlang district. It was also followed by Shiv Puja with help of priest from the Shiv Mandir,Kharsang.

Visit of a Senior Scientist to VKVs

Dr. Ravikant M.Altekar, Retired Senior Scientist,Bhabha Atomic Research Center(BARC) visited many VKVs of Arunachal Pradesh and interacted with the students and the staff. During his interactions, he explained some of the past and present achievements of India with the help of PPT presentation. He also shared his golden experiences of 37 years in BARC, Mumbai, where he served for the nation as a Senior Scientific Officer. In his session, he highlighted the various types of opportunities available in this field for the students of Humanities, Commerce and Science streams after passing Class-XII or Graduation. He motivated the students to serve their nation and appealed them to feel proud because we are the sons of this great land. During his whole speech he tried to raise the confidence of students and said that we are not less than any country in the world.DrRavikanthjivisited VKVs Itanagar, Nirjuli, Balijan, Kharsang, Jairampur, Oyan, Jirdin, Roing, Sunpura, Tezu, Amliang and Changlang.

The winter belt schools namely VKV Shergaon, Joram , Ziro and Tawang have already conducted Summative Assessment-I from 15th September to 24th September. We are sure the students have performed well in the exam. The studentsof other schools are appearing the exam from 19th October after Durga Puja and the winter break. We wish all the students, staff a happy Durga Puja and best wishes for the ensuing examination.

With Regards& Best Wishes

(Pratibha Kulkarni)

“Whatever you think, that you become; if you have to think, think good thoughts, great thoughts. Whatever we shall be in the future will be the result of what we think and do now.” 

                                                                                                                           ~~ Swami Vivekananda.