A General Health Check up was done for all the students of the Vidyalaya on 13.10.2017, for which a medical team was deputed by Subansiri Lower Hydro Electric Project of NHPC at Gerukamukh on request from the end of the Vidyalaya.
The doctors namely Sri. Chandra Kant Pandey and Sri. Bikash Jyoti Nath of the medical team thoroughly examined all the students and reported that all of them were fit enough in good health. Appropriate medicines were provided to the students who had minor health issues. The medical team also provided a kit of medicines in adequate quantity for the future use in the hostels as first aid. It’s fortunate that all the 47 day scholars of the Vidyalaya were benefitted by the General Health Check up along with the 79 hostellers present as on date.
The construction of a Sarawathi Temple at the academic block of the Vidyalaya, is too a commitment of Subansiri Lower Hydro Electric Project of NHPC at Gerukamukh in addition to the other infrastructures provided under the Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainable Development (CSR and SD) scheme of the project. In accordance with the same the Bhoomi Pooja was conducted on 12.10.2017, which was graced by Sri. Rakesh, the Executive Director of the project along with his colleagues of high profile. The nuclear family of the Vidyalaya too involved in the pooja with full spirit and enthusiasm. As per the vision and words of the Executive Director, it’s expected that the temple would be fulfledged by 22.01.2018, the Vasanta Panchami day.
The 125th Universal Brotherhood Day celebrations at VKV Dollungmukh commenced with the Run for Brotherhood, which was flagged off by Smt. Nido Yapop, the Anchal Chair Person of Dollungmukh. She recalled her association with VKVs as a parent since time immemorial and also expressed her happiness to be the Chief Guest to flag off the run. She wished the entire team of the Vidyalaya to have a better day ahead. The hostellers of Class IV and V participated in the run along with a few teachers.
Following the Run for Brotherhood, a programme was organised by the family members of the Vidyalaya, in which Sri. Koj Tacho, the Circle Officer of Dollungmukh graced the occasion as the Chief Guest. Sri. R.Murugan, the Principal of the Vidyalaya highlighted the significance of the celebration in addition to the Forty Years Celebrations on the existence of VKVs in the state along with the welcome address. Kr. Bini Tergiri, a Class V student of the Vidyalaya drew the attention of the entire gathering by his vibrant presentation of the historical Chicago Speech. It’s obvious that there was a colourful cultural programme presented by the young buds of VKV Dollungmukh, which comprised of a traditional solo dance and a patriotic song in group. The Chief Guest while addressing the gathering, highly acknowledged the selfless service of VKVs in the state and also insisted the parents to extend their fullest co operation to the Vidyalaya at all the spheres so that the ultimate output would be that their wards would emerge as a better citizen of the nation. The gathering of the parents of both hostellers and day scholars were highly impressed by the performance of their wards. The programme was concluded by Shanti Mantra.
The computer laboratory and digital classrooms at VKV Dollungmukh, which had been matreialised under the CSR package of Subansiri Lower H.E.Project, Gerukamukh were formally inaugurated by Sri. Rakesh, the Executive Director of Subansiri Lower Hydro Electric Project of NHPC at Gerukamukh in the presence of the officers of high profile of the project and the students and staff of the Vidyalaya on the 36th Immortality Divas of Mananeeya Eknathji Ranade, who’s the spirit behind Vivekananda Rock Memorial and Vivekananda Kendra, Kanyakumari and VKVs in Arunachal Pradesh
Following the formal inauguration, a small programme was organised by the family members of VKV Dollungmukh, in which the significance of the day speech was delivered by Sri. R. Murugan, the Principal of the Vidyalaya. He highlighted the existence of VKVs in the state as a whole and VKV Dollungmukh in particular and the timely support rendered by NHPC in various spheres in the functioning of the Vidyalaya, along with the glimpses from the life of Mananeeya Eknathji Ranade. The students of VKV Dollungmukh presented a patriotic song as a tribute to Mananeeya Eknathji Ranade. The Chief Guest Sri. Rakesh quoted that he was highly privileged to be the Chief Guest on this auspicious occasion- being the Immortality Divas of the founder of Vivekananda Kendra. He also mentioned that the existence of VKV Dollungmukh had not only fulfilled the vision of Mananeeya Eknathji, but also the project has also got it’s vision fulfilled and he feels that the growth of the Vidyalaya is a great achievement in the amidst of various other issues. All the dignitories along with the family members of the Vidyalaya paid homage to Mananeeya Eknathji by offering flowers to his portrait.
VKV Dollungmukh celebrated International Day of Yoga, which is a global celebration for the consecutive third year after its inception in 2015. It was celebrated in an enthusiatic and cheerful way with a prior rehearsal by the involvement of the entire family of the Vidyalaya.
The celebration initiated with the significance of the day speech delivered by Sri. R.Murugan the Principal of the Vidyalaya. He highlighted the importance of Yoga in one’s life since time immemorial and the global significance gained in the current era which had brought a great pride to Bharat Mata. The entire practice comprised of Loosening Exercises, Asanas, Suryanamaskar and Pranayama. All the students of both the hostellers and the day scholars and the teaching staff of the Vidyalaya participated very actively. Sri. Jang Bahadur Sonar instructed and demonstrated the steps to the audience for a better performance. The total attendance was 115 in which 112 were the students of the Vidyalaya.
It was a great privilege for the entire family of VKV Dollungmukh, that the Academic Building and the Hostel Building was inaugurated by the Honourable Chief Minister Sri. Pema Khandu and Honourable Deputy Chief Minister Sri. Chowna Mein respectively in the presence of their political colleagues of ministers of various port folios, administrative head of the district, officials of the various departments of the state, the officers of high profile of the Subansiri Lower Hydro Electric Project of NHPC at Gerukamukh and a grand gathering of public.
Following the inauguration of both the buildings of the Vidyalaya, all the political heads were given a traditional welcome by the team of the Vidyalaya and all of them visited the hostels and shared a good impression. A public meeting was arranged in connection with the inaugural function in which the Honourable Chief Minister Sri. Pema Khandu was the Chief Guest and Honourable Deputy Chief Minister Sri. Chowna Mein was the Guest of Honour. The meeting commenced with Mangalcharan, followed by a welcome song which were presented by the young buds of VKV Dollungmukh. The grand gathering was welcomed by Sri. P.M.Unnikrishnan, the Education Officer of VKVs in Arunachal Pradesh. He highlighted a few anecdotes reflecting the work of Vivekananda Kendra in the state through VKVs, with a prior description of the same. The students of VKV Dollungmukh presented two traditional dances, separately of boys and girls in addition to a group song presented by the boys of Class III and IV, which gained a grand applause and appreciation from the entire gathering as a whole and from the Chief Guest and Guest of Honour in particular. Both of the dignitaries acknowledged the selfless service of VKVs in the state while addressing the gathering. Sri. Pema Khandu, the Honourable Chief Minister acknowledged the devoted work of the teachers in general and also specifically mentioned about the excellent performance of the students of VKV Dollungmukh with a special reference to their pronunciation of the language Hindi. As a part of the visit of the Honourable Chief Minister to the Vidyalaya, he donated an amount of Rs.200000 (Rupees Two Lakhs Only) for the various developmental activities of the Vidyalaya. The public meeting culminated with vote of thanks delivered by Sri. R.Murugan, the Principal of the Vidyalaya. The Chief Guest spared a short time to have a brief introduction with all the team members of the Vidyalaya.
Thus the visit of the Chief Minister made a great mark in the history of VKVs in the state as a whole and VKV Dollungmukh in particular.
The entire team of VKV Dollungmukh took the privilege to host and interact with Dr. Sri. Sanjeev Kumar Balyan, the Union Minister of State for Water Resources and Ganga Rejuvenation, Government of India, who paid a brief visit to the Vidyalaya during the post noon period of this day, as a part of his major visit to the Subansiri Lower Hydro Electric Project of NHPC at Gerukamukh. He was accompanied by Sri. Ratish Kumar, the Director of the Projects of NHPC within the national borders, Sri. D. Dayal and Sri. A.K. Sarkar the Executive Directors of Design and Planning respectively from the corporate office of NHPC at Delhi.
It’s obvious to mention here that the Union Minister and the other dignitaries had a galaxy of the officials of the Subansiri Lower Hydro Electric Project of NHPC at Gerukamukh, under the leadership of the Executive Director Sri. Rakesh with them during their visit. A grand traditional welcome was offered to the distinguished dignitaries by the family members of the Vidyalaya including the students. All the dignitaries including Dr. Sri. Sanjeev Kumar Balyan happily accepted the same. All the dignitaries visited the hostels and Dr. Sri. Sanjeev Kumar Balyan, personally commented on the internal and external arrangements of the hostels. Of course he was highly impressed. As per the initiation of Sri. Rakesh, the Executive Director of Subansiri Lower Hydro Electric Project of NHPC at Gerukamukh, Sri. R. Murugan, the Principal of the Vidyalaya described about Vivekananda Kendra as a whole and VKVs in the state in particular in a nutshell to the Union Minister. Also the preliminary details (Strength of the students, staff, age of the Vidyalaya, etc...) presented by the Principal in a pinpointed way paved way for the dignitaries to get a brief description of the Vidyalaya.
The climax of the visit was the interaction of the Union Minister with Kr. Bini Sunny of Class IV, for the utilization of school library to a highest extent by reading 103 library books during the last academic session, which was initiated by Sri. Ratish Kumar, the Director of the Projects of NHPC. All the team members were formally introduced to the Union Minister as he happily accepted for the same and also there was a group photo session with the family members of the Vidyalaya inclusive of all the 47 hostellers. All the hostellers took the blessings of the minister and this action of the students elevated the impression of the Vidyalaya among the gathering as a whole and Dr. Sri. Sanjeev Kumar Balyan in particular.
Thus this day would remain in the history of the Vidyalaya as a remarkable one as the Union Minister Dr. Sri. Sanjeev Kumar Balyan had registered his remarks in the Visitor’s Register of the Vidyalaya as “Very Beautiful and Inspiring”.
The 154th Jayanti of Swami Vivekananda, which is also celebrated as National Youth Day was clubbed with the Culmination of Samarth Bharat Parv and the Annual Day of the Vidyalaya, was organised in the Vidyalaya on 12.01.2017 with a good strength of parents and well wishers along with the inmates of the Vidyalaya.
The programme was witnessed by all the parents of both the hosteller and day scholar students of the Vidyalaya. Sri. Rottom Lobo, alumni of VKVs Sher and Balijan and currently serving as the Site Engineer (Electrical), GE Power India, Ltd (Former M/s ALSTOM) graced the occasion as the Chief Guest along with his spouse Dr. Smt. Yangam Chamrak. The significance of the day speech was delivered by Sri.R.Murugan, the Principal of the Vidyalaya following a formal welcome of the Chief Guest and the gathering. He highlighted the significance of the three auspicious occasions of the day and presented the annual report of the school in a pinpointed way with a special focus on the achievements of the Vidyalaya in various aspects. He also expressed his heartfelt thanks to all the parents and well wishers and all the officials of Subansiri Lower Hydro Electric Project of NHPC at Gerukamukh on behalf of the entire family of the Vidyalaya for extending their fullest co operation to the Vidyalaya, for its success. The Chief Guest gave away the prizes for the winners of a few sports activities conducted during the Annual Sports and Cultural Meet. He recalled his school days and expressed his happiness to be the Chief Guest on this auspicious occasion. He insisted the students to be well disciplined and also appealed the parents to be with the part of the school for the betterment of the society as a whole and their wards in particular. The students presented a sequence of colourful cultural programmes comprising of Quotation Presentation, Patriotic Song in Group both by boys and girls separately. In addition to this the girls of Class III and IV presented a traditional dance, which gained a good applause from the gathering. Sri. Keshab Upadhyaya, Teacher of the Vidyalaya, delivered the vote of thanks and the programme concluded with Shanti Mantra. The total attendance of the programme stood as 256 including the inmates of the Vidyalaya.
The significant climax of the celebration was that the Chief Guest, Sri. Rottom Lobo, whole heartedly enrolled himself as a Perpetual Patron of Vivekananda Kendra by donating an amount of Rs. 10000 (Rupees Ten Thousand Only) with an earnest request that it need not have a disclosure among the gathering.