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Drama and speech on the life of sister Nivedita

Vivekananda Kendra vidyalaya Nivedita Vihar organised drama and speech on sister Nivedita's life for the near by school such as Darlong secondary school,A2 middle school and St.Joseph school.The information given to them will help for essay writing competition which will be conducted in there school on 28th October.

Monthly News letter July & August 2017

Cluster Level Principal Meets

Cluster level Principal meets were conducted in all the six clusters namely Tirap, Lohit, Kameng, Papum Pare, Siang and Subansiri during the month of July. Principals and Cluster- In-charges from the respective Clusters were present in the meetings. Sri P M Unnikrishnan, Education Officer was present in all the meetings. Smt Pratibha Kulkarni was present in VKV Kharsang venue and VKV Ziro venue. Sri R Krishna Kumar was present in VKV Kharsang venue. The meetings reviewed the activities conducted so far and the planning of respective schools. All the Principals shared good practices of the schools so that other schools also can adopt new practices. Action taken report of various previous meetings and visits of Kendra elders were discussed. Other details like staff position, reporting on the ongoing construction works, academic target setting, new evaluation pattern, monitoring strategies etc. were also discussed.

Annual Principal Meet

The Annual Principal Meet for the current session was convened from 21 to 23 July at VKVAPT, Dibrugarh. The meeting had the gracious presence of Dr Joram Begiji & Dr TejumPaduji, Trustees, Mananeeya Bhanudasji, General Secretary, VK Kanyakumari, Mananeeya Pravinji, Joint General Secretary, VK Kanyakumari and Secretary VKVAPT and DrSristidharDuttaji, a noted educationist and Administrative Committee member, VKVAPT.  All the Principals and the VKVAPT officials were present in the meeting.There were deliberations from Dr Tejum Padujiat the very beginning of the Meet and by Dr Joram Begiji at the concluding sessions on various aspects. Probodhan by Bhanuji on ‘Spiritual Development and Man making’ took everyone in a journey of spirituality and infused new vigor to carry on the punyakarya. Apart from these, there were discussion on new evaluation pattern, academic and activity calendar, Vivek Inspire, New Admission, Result analysis of various classes and Board examinations etc.

Trust Board Meeting

The Trust Board Meeting of VKVAPT was held in VKV Itanagar on 29th July. Trustees present were Dr. Joram Begiji, Shri. Jatan Paluji, Dr. Tejum Paduji, Shri. Bhanudasji, Shri Pravinji, Shri Rinchin Dorjeeji, Shri. Latsam Khimunji. Shri. Rupeshji, Joint Secretary and Smt Pratibha Kulkarni, Sri Arun Raj Singh Shekhawat also were present in the meeting. The meeting reviewed the activities conducted in the last session and passed the financial budget for the session 2017-18. In addition there were other decisions relating to Vivekananda Kendra College of Teacher Education (VKCTE) etc.

Computer Teachers Workshop

In order to give a fillip to the computer education in VKVs, a computer teacher workshop was conducted from 4th to 6th August. 17 teachers from 16 VKVs participated in the Workshop. Smt. Sunli Bhatia from Rachan Sagar publication was the main Resource person of the workshop. At the formal inauguration program, Sri P.M Unnikrishnan, Education Officer, VKVs highlighted the importance of computer education in the schools. The Resource persons took various sessions on the newly introduced books. All the teachers did practical with full participation. Sri Arun Raj Singh Shekhawat, Administrative Officer, VKVAPT addressed the participants at the concluding function. Sri Hardik Mehtajiand Sri Prem Rajan, VKVAPT ensured the smooth conduct of the Workshop with an ideal daily routine.

Inauguration of Computer Lab and Digital [email protected] VKV Dollungmukh

VKV Dollungmukh has been bedecked with a Computer Laboratory and five digital classrooms. The same was inaugurated on EknathjiPunyatithi Day, 22nd August by Sri. Rakesh,the Executive Director of Subansiri Lower Hydro Electric Project of NHPC at Gerukamukh in the presence of the officers of  the project, the students and staff of the Vidyalaya. The labs will cater to the need of the budding school.

Visit of Well Wishers

Smt Rama Didi, a well-wisher of Vivekananda Kendra visited VKVs Liromoba, Oyan, Yingkiong, Jirdin, Jairampur and had interaction with the students and the staffs during the month of July. Dr Minakshi Barve, a noted educationist,visited Lohit and Tirap Cluster schools and KGBV Barap from 15th June to 12th August. She observed the classes of teachers, scrutinized the lesson plans, checked the notebooks of students and provided valuable suggestions. On the whole, she conducted 29 classes for teachers and observed 85 classes. Dr Vasant Barve, an IITian and a retired professor visited VKV Roing and guided the teachers and the students of the school as well as neighboring schools. He motivated the staffs and the students to raise technology enabled teaching and learning platform.

Activities related to Vivek Inspire

Vivek Inspire Selection Test

The Vivek Inspire Project, which aims to nurture the gifted children through tailor-made program, is in its third year. The program is a collaboration of VKVAPT and Jnana Prabodhini, Pune. In order to select new batch of students for the program, a selection Test was conducted on 8th July in selected schools. The selected students are inducted in the program and receive all the training.

Vivek Inspire Students Workshops

The first Vivek Inspire Students workshops for this session were conducted as per the details given below:

Batch

Venue

Date

II ( Present Class VII)

Balijan, Ziro & Roing

6th to 12 August

III ( Present Class VI)

Itanagar, Ziro & Sunpura

14th to 18th August

The Workshops have introduced many new topicsfor the participants in addition to the GMAT practice sessions. Activities like Diary Writing, Star gazing, insect collection Project, paitings, traditional games, outdoor activities were conducted. Movies like ‘Inside Out’, ‘Makade’etc. were screened which were both entertaining and educational.

Hosting of District level program at VKV Wessang

VKV Wessang hosted the launching program of Smart Class for the first time in the district of East Kameng. Sri Kata Rangmoji, DDSE Seppa while inaugurating the program emphasized on the various advantages of Smart Classrooms and shared his views about the changes to be brought by Smart Classes. Sri Gauranga Das and Sri ApurvaRanjanLenka, teachers of VKV Wessang who co -ordinated the program attended a training program for the same in BRC, Seppa. Now VKV Wessang has been equipped with a Smart classroom to provide digitalized instruction to the students.

Local Festival Celebrated

The local festivals of the respective locality in which the VKV is situated is celebrated with lot of enthusiasm in which the students get an opportunity to inculcate in their own tradition and culture. In addition to the school level programs, students and staffs participate in community based program. In the month of July, Dree festival is celebrated by the Apatanis. VKVs Vivek Vihar, Ziro, Itanagar, Balijan celebrated Dree festival in the school.

District Level Science Seminar

The VKVs of Arunachal Pradesh showed excellent result in the District level Science Seminarsconducted on various dates on the topic “Swachh Bharat: Role of Science &Technology”

Students of the following VKVs secured top positions in the district level:

 

VKV

District

Name of the student

VKV Roing

Lower Dibang Valley

Km Omen Rupak, Class X

VKV Ziro

Lower Subansiri

Km KipaBucham,Class X

VKV Vivek Vihar

Papum Pare

 

VKV Tawang

Tawang

 

VKV Amliang

Anjaw

Kr. AshwinNgodong, Class IX

VKV Tafrogam

Lohit

Km. AshishiMele, Class IX

VKV Jairampur

Changlang

Km. NehaKumari, Class X

VKV Nivedita Vihar

East Kameng

 

VKV Kuporijo

Upper Subansiri

Kr MatoKyamdo

VKV Yingkiong

Upper Siang

Km Tadar Nana, Class VIII

VKV Oyan

East Siang

 

Celebrations

The celebrations during the month of August namely Independence Day, RakshaBandhan, Krishna Janmastami and Ganesh Chathurthi have brought new vigor to the schools and offered opportunity to connect to the community. The students and the staffs did early preparing for the celebration. For the Independence Day program, band parties and March past teams were given practice well ahead time. Program on the day included Prabhatphery, flag hoisting, March past with band in public programs. On the Raksha Bandhan Day, in addition to school level program, school students escorted by teachers visited nearby places and tied Rakhis to foster the spirit of brotherhood. Krishna Janmastami celebration included Radha Krishna Competition, Short Skits from the life of Sri Krishna, Krishna bhajan Competition, Matka breaking competition etc.  Students in groups sculpted the idol of Ganesh for the celebration of Ganesh Chaturthi.

Parents Meetings to appraise them about new uniform system of Assessment

Many VKVs conducted parent’s Meetings to appraise them about the new uniform system of assessment. With this attempt now, parents have been sensitized about the same.

Participation in State Level Competition during national reading month

Selected students of VKV Itanagar and VKV Vivek Vihar participated in the state level  Art Competition conducted by the Department of Public libraries, Govt of Arunachal Pradesh as a part of first everNational reading month from 18th June to 19th July. Vasundhara Buragohain of VKV Vivek Vihar and Rosemoyee Bhuyan of VKV Itanagar stood first and third respectively in the competition.

NSS Orientation Program

An orientation programme for NSS volunteers was held at VKV Itanagar on 4th August. Dr. A. Ibotompi, State Liaison Officer, NSS, Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh inspired the students by elaborating the motto of NSS and gave a brief account of the activities to be undertaken like blood donation, cleanliness drives, construction of public facilities, awareness programme etc.Sri Uthaman VN, programme officer led the NSS pledge. Dr. Kakade Rajendra Chhagan, Principal of the Vidyalaya and Sri Patil Pankaj Balasaheb also spoke on the occasion. 250 students and 10 teachers attended the programme.

Visit of Youths from Chinmaya Mission

20 youths from Chinmaya Mission led by Swami Mitranandaji halted at VKV Shergaon while on their way to Tawang on 12 August. Br AnandaChaitanya stayed in the campus from 15th to 19th August 2017. During his stay, Swami took classes for students and teachers of VKV as well as students and teachers of neighboring schools. The stay of Br Ananda Chaitanya in the school proved to be beneficial for all and created a positive vibe in and around.

Being in the first year of new evaluation pattern introduced by CBSE, all the schools are involved intensely in academic to assimilate the same to the system. At the same time, the schools are also getting ready and chalking out plans to celebrate the 40 years’ service of VKVs in Arunachal Pradesh and the 150th Birth Anniversary of Sister Nivedita. We wish you all the very best for the same.

“God is present in every Jiva, there is no other God besides that. “Who serves Jiva, serves God indeed”

                                                                                                                         ~~  Swami Vivekananda           

 

Universal Brotherhood Day Celebration

11th September 2017: Universal Brotherhood Day was celebrated with gaiety and traditional fervor; Students of VKV, KGBV & RMSA with Nyder Namlo members were included to participate in the grand celebration of Universal Brotherhood Day on 11th September 2017 at 10 am. The program was scheduled to commence at 10 o’clock.

Sri Mama Natung the parliamentary secretary (Panchayat, Rural Development, information & printing) Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh graced the occasion as the chief guest and Sri Robin Hissang, Principal Govt. model college, Seppa as a guest of honour.

The program began with the lighting of the lamp along with the invocation prayer followed by an introduction of resource guests and welcome to the gatherings by Sri Lakhi Nath Handique Principal VKV Wessang. Km. Smita Roy of class IX presented the Chicago speech. Next the speech was attributed by the guest of honour. He gave much importance to the real education and about Sanatana Dharma. Students performed many mixed cultural program. Next to it the speech was attributed by the chief guest. He also gave importance to the diversity of our Indian Culture and also focused on the massage of Swami Vivekananda. He appealed to the gatherings to accept the good things of all the Religions. The gatherings were nearly 1000 in numbers including parents, students, guests, Arun jyoti members, Zila Parisad members and nearby village people.

A good message of Swami Ji’s about Hindu Dharma and a theme of unity and diversity

through the cultural display passed to the gatherings.         

Sadgamaya Sibir @ VKV Wessang

One day sadgamaya sibir was organized on dated 3rd of September 2017 inside the community hall of VKV Wessang. Fifty six students from different school of seppa and its adjacent areas were participated in this camp. Four sessions were conducted including topic related to Sister Nivedita, Personality Development, learning by playing and group discussion. The program was started with the lightning of lamp by Mitarani Gantayat, Principal, KGBV and Lakhinath Hindique, Principal, VKV Weassang, all the participants introduced themselves, On the first session, which was on Personality development were taken by Sri Pai Daweaji. He spoke at length about the ‘Purpose of Life’ which was very heart touching, he highlighted some of the points on how a person becomes happy by identifying the purpose by sharing various story. On the second session Principal VKV Wesaang, spoke briefly about the life of Sister Nivedita and the contribution she made for the upliftment of women in India. Then a session was conducted on playing by leaning and in this session all the participants were divided into four groups and played with each other. At the last session, some of the documentary films were shown to the participants and was explained by Mitarani Gantayat. The program was come to end by giving vote of thanks

News Round-up April, May & June 2017

Acharya Prashikshan Shibir at Kanyakumari

Acharya Prasikshan Shibir is an important event for the newly joined teachers to shape them as ideal Acharya. Every year all the new teachers from all the VKVs under Vivekananda Kendra attend the shibir at Kanyakumari. This year the APS was conducted from 1st April to 25th April in which 67 teachers from VKVAPT set up attended. As usual, APS 2017 also was designed to provide all the required inputs to become an ideal Acharya steeped in rich cultural understanding of the great Bharat and grand ideals of Vivekananda Kendra. All the sessions taken by Mananeeya Nivedita Didi, Balakrishnanji, Bhanudasji, Pravinji, Hanumant Raoji, Radha Didi, Rupeshji, Rebati Didi and S B Dixitji enriched all the participants greatly which will have everlasting impression not only on the profession but also on their life as well. In addition to hoan the skills required for the teaching profession there were microteaching classes by Sri P M Unnikrishnan, Education officer, VKVAPT, practice teaching, session on Psycho-social& legal issues taken by Sri Arvindji from NICIP, Bangalore. Sri R Krishna Kumar from VKVAPT also guided the participants. The shibir was full of other activities like Quiz competition, Group discussion, Bhajan practice, Kendra Varga, Sramadan, Kridyayoga etc. The wholehearted participation of all the participants has made the shibir a successful one. Sri Panchanan Tripathy, Principal, VKV Jairampur volunteered to be one among the organizing team from VKVAPT.

Recruitment Drive

A massive Recruitment drive for the teaching and non-teaching staff was conducted during the month of March, April and May.  In entire India, interviews were conducted in thirty plus places. It is a matter of great pleasure that many teachers and Principals of VKVs volunteered to conduct interview during the vacation.

Class X and XII Board Exam Result

The students of VKVs have performed extremely well in the Board exams of Class X and XII 2017. The following is the summary:

 

Class X

Class XII

No of students appeared

1045

208

No of students passed

1034

177

Salient Features

 122 students got CGPA 10

 VKV Tafrogam topped with 31.25% students scoring CGPA 10

Pallabi Roy, VKV Roing with 92.4%, Aman Taboh, VKV Itanagar with 93.8% and Ringam Tali with 84.2% topped among VKVs in Science, Arts and Commerce stream respectively.

Workshop by Arvind Goreji at VKV Yazali

Sri Arvind Goreji, a teacher trainer and an experienced former Principal has been constantly monitoring the school activities and guiding the teachers of VKV Yazali for the last one year. In order to help teachers to chalk out a comprehensive year plan, Sri Arvind Goreji visited VKV Yazali and conducted workshop from 25th May to 3rd June.  Introduction of various innovative teaching methodologies, how to add qualities of a good teacher, tips for academic excellence, goal setting for the academic year, lesson note making, methods to address the slow learners were the highlights of the workshop. 

Observation of World Environment Day

All the VKVs celebrated World Environment Day with manifold activities. The activities included Speech on the importance of the Day, planting of saplings, drawing competition etc. The NSS unit of VKV Yazali took up cleaning drive in the nearby Medical Unit in collaboration with the medical staff.

Celebration of 3rd International Yoga Day

All the VKVs of Arunachal Pradesh celebrated 3rd International Yoga Day with lot of enthusiasm. The programs included mass yoga practice in the school, speech to highlight the importance of yoga and participation in mega programs organized by govt and other agencies.  Selected students of VKVs Itanagar, Nirjuli and Vivek Vihar participated in the mega program organized by state Govt at IG Park which was graced by Sri Pema Khandu, honorable Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh. VKV Jairampur students also participated in public program at Jairampur. Selected students from VKV Nivedita Vihar were sent to train students of three govt schools prior to the actual demonstration on 21 June in the VKV campus. 60 local public were present in the celebration at VKV Koloriang. The VKVAPT administrative office conducted Yoga sessions for the staffs. Sri Rupesh Mathur, Joint Secretary VKVAPT was invited to deliver speech on the day at Regional Medical Research Center, NE Region located at Dibrugarh. The staffs of RMRC were also given practice on yoga for two days prior to the actual demonstration on 21 June. 

Participation in Workshop on Science Connect

Selected students of VKVs Itanagar, Vivek Vihar and Nirjuli participated in a three day workshop on Science Connect at State Science Center, Indira Gandhi Park Itanagar from 23rd to 25th June. The workshop was also attended by students from other three schools from Arunachal Pradesh. The group led by Kr. Nguli Lombi of Class X, VKV Itanagar secured first position in the final day Science Quiz Stage-II competition and were nominated for Regional Level Science Quiz which will be held at Guwahati. Sri P. Lombi, Scientist-B and Nodal Officer, Dept. of Science and Technology Itanagar, Sri Narendra Singh Dhar, Sri Akhilesh Srivastava, Sri Sachin C. Narwadia of Vigyan Prasar Delhi were the resource persons for this State Level Science connect programme.

Participation in local festival Celebration

Students and Staff of VKV Shergaon participated in the Chokar puja and Kro festival on 9-6-2017 and 11-6-2017 respectively with the villagers of Shergaon. Buddhists of W.Kameng celebrate this puja and festival once in a year with devotion and deep reverence to Lord Buddha. Students and Teachers participated in the traditional and cultural part of festival with the villagers. Lamas, Village elders blessed everybody and extended their heartfelt hospitality to all.

Foundation Stone laying ceremony at Namsai

The foundation stone laying ceremony for the establishment of VKV at Namsai was conducted on 25th June. Sri Chowna Mein, Honourable Deputy Chief Minister, Arunachal Pradesh, Chow Tewa Mein and Zingnu Namchoom, Parliamentary Secretary and Sri R K Sharma, Deputy Commissioner, Namsai District graced the ceremony. Sri P. K. Pandey, CIC, Sri Unnikrishnan P M, Education Officer, Sri R Krishna Kumar, member VKVAPT, Mrs K K Reena, Principal, VKV Tafrogam were also present in the program.

Medical Camps at VKV Kharsang & Dado

A dental Medical camp was conducted for the students of Class I to X in VKV Kharsang from 19th June to 22nd June with the initiatives of Health Unit of Arun Jyoti Project, Vivekananda Kendra-Kanyakumari. The main Resource person for the camp was Dr Ratul Das (Dentist). A total number of 380 students and 23 parents got the benefit of the Camp. On 22nd June, Dr Ratul Das also took a session on ‘Health and Hygiene for Class VIII to X students. In VKV Dado, a medical Camp was conducted on 12 June. After deliberation from Dr Tadar Tagh and his team, an essay and drawing competition was conducted and prizes were given.

“Good motives, sincerity and infinite love can conquer the world. One single soul possessed of these virtues can destroy the dark designs of millions of hypocrites and brutes.”

                                                                                                                         ~~  Swami Vivekananda