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VKV Jirdin bedecked with State- of –the- art Computer Lab


With the inauguration of the new Computer lab on 1st October, VKV Jirdin is set to impart computer education in full swing. The inauguration program was graced by Smt. C. Lollen, Block Education Officer, Aalo , West Siang as the chief Guest which was attended by the students, staff and a few parents.

Reaching out to the neighbouring schools- Sadgamaya Shibir


Not restricting only to the school Campus, VKVs of Arunachal Pradesh have been extending their activity to the neighboring areas. Sadgamaya Shibir is such an activity. The schools made elaborate Sampark with the nearby schools to encourage students to take part in the Shibir which were conducted in the first week of the month. 1066 students from more than 40 Govt and private schools participated in the shibirs held as residential for three days in the residential schools and for a day in the day scholar schools. The details of the same has been given below

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.

Dear all,

I have heard the following Zen story.

A martial arts student went to his teacher and said earnestly, “I am devoted to studying your martial system. How long will it take me to master it?”

The teacher’s reply was casual, “Ten years.” Impatiently, the student answered, “But I want to master it faster than that. I will work very hard. I will practice every day, ten or more hours a day if I have to. How long will it take then?”

The teacher thought for a moment, “20 years”.

In life we require Sadhana and Shradha to live a meaningful and successful life. It should be our earnest efforts to see that our students are growing with both qualities which would help them to master the basic skills from School education.

There are many things to share which had happened during the last two months.

VKVAPT Team Meeting
The first meeting with the CICs in this session was held on 15 and 16 June in VKVAPT, Dibrugarh. In the beginning of the meeting there was a Swadhaya on the 8th chapter of ‘Sadhana of Service’ of Mananeeya Eknathji. All the five CICs reported various matters relating to the respective schools like joining of teachers, vacancies, requirement etc. In addition to these, there were discussion on many administrative and accounts related matters, updates on teachers’ recruitment drive, teachers’ performance in the last APS etc. Mananeeya Pravinji was present throughout the days and guided all.

Sargam Camp


The first Sargam camp for this session was held at VKV Itanagar from 25 June to 29 June 2016 in which 20 selected students from the VKVs Balijan, Nirjuli, Vivek Vihar and Itanagar and 5 selected teachers attended the camp. Students and newly selected music teachers were trained in singing Patriotic Songs and Bhajans & Chanting of Prayers and Bhagawad Gita (Chapter 16). On the whole, the participants have learnt 36 different items. The main resource persons for the camp were Shri R Krishna Kumar from VKVAPT, Smt.  Anjali Das from Balijan and Shri. Chayan Sarkar from VKV Yazali.   The Sargam Team presented one patriotic song each on all the three working days during the camp in the school assembly of VKV Itanagar. Shri Deepak Chandra Bhatt, Executive Engineer, Central Water Commission graced the valedictory function held at 3.30 on 29th June 2016. The camp was an enriching experience for the participants. The trainees are expected to train more students in their respective schools.

The schools have just re-opened. I can imagine the gleaming and excited faces of younger ones, who are the proud owners of new text books, notebooks, School bag, Umbrella etc.… walking on the corridors along with their friends during recess to share about vacation and various happenings during the last 2 months. New academic year brings new hopes and new aspirations.

Sitting in Breezy Meadows visualising the same and also observing the various thoughts which are passing through my mind is a pleasant experience.

I feel we need to take care of two important aspects in this academic session. Teachers, Staff and all parents should do everything to create a joyful learning atmosphere in schools and also develop Self Esteem of the students.  Equal opportunities for all the students and taking care of the words and actions can ensure positive atmosphere to keep the self-esteem of the child intact.

There are many things to share about the various activities that happened in the months of April and May.

Acharya Prashikshan Shibir 2016

17th Acharya Prashikshan Shibir was conducted in Kanyakumari from 5th to 30th April 2016 in which 97 teachers attended from the VKVs of Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Nagaland, Andaman and Nicobar Island, Karnataka & Tripura.  The shibir provided comprehensive training to the teachers in respect to Kendra ideology, Indian Culture, Teaching Skills and various other topics which have enriched the teachers immensely.

The APS 2016 was full of activities planned to enrich the participants in all the skills required to be an ideal Acharya in VKVs as well as to make one’s life purposeful and meaningful.  The participants were busy right from morning to night in prayer, yogasanas, various group activities, attending lecture sessions, practice teaching, Patriotic song and Bhajan practice, story telling sessions, Kridya Yoga, visiting important places etc. Many important topics were dealt with are like 23 lectures by Mananeeya Nivedita Didi on ‘Indian Culture’, 27 Classes on Teaching Skills, Counseling and Lesson Plans by Sri. Unnikrishnan P.M.;  Mananeeya Balakrishnanji on ‘ Purification’ and how to overcome Shadripus and how to practice 6 good qualities; Bhanudasji on ‘Bhagawad Gita’ and “Kendra Prayer” ; Pravinji on ‘Vivekananda Kendra –A thought Movement’ and “Vivekananda Kendra Activities; Hanumanta Raoji on ‘Jeevane Yavadadanam Syat Pradanam Tatodhikom’, Swami Vivekananda & Ramakrishna Paramhamsa; “Man making Nation Building”, “Sa Vidya Ya Vimuktaye” and “Vishava Ke Vijayata” by Radha Devi; The story of Rock Memorial by Sri Avinashji, Karya Paddhati theory and practical by Sri Kamalakant, Role of Teachers in School Administration by Sri Suvan Sett, Pancha Prerana Srot by Smt. Reboti Didi. In addition to the above Dr. Ashokji P. Das, a human capital Management Consultant conducted two days workshop on various activities like Group Discussion, Preparation of Charts, and Book Analysis etc.  A follow up could be possible in the schools with all these APS participants, let them share their experiences with the team and do better in the schools.

We are in the fag end of the academic session 2015-16. The just ended academic year was full of activities. Man. Balakrishnanji after going through the annual report of VKVs in Arunachal Pradesh expressed his happiness on the magnitude of works taking place in VKVs and also the efforts of all the Karyakartas for their contributions. He said while interacting with the team at VKVAPT Dibrugarh, “VKVs have conducted various activities which are quite noteworthy. These activities will surely contribute for the development of the State. ”

Often I wonder at the passion and dedication of many Principals and teachers who are taking the work to a new height. Making the people to be passionate about the work is the very secret of our work as the capacity to experience a strong commitment to the ideals of Vivekananda Kendra would release a very potent energy in each and every person.

There are many things to share about the activities conducted in the months of February and March.

Spectacular Achievement of students in NMMS examination 2015
The students of VKVs have made clean sweep in the NMMS Examination 2015 by bagging almost all the scholarship by occupying the 133 positions out of 134 in the state. VKV Vivek Vihar became first in position tally followed by VKV Nirjuli.

It is told that the Education which does not focus on the character building aspects of the students fails to produce desired citizens who will contribute to the wellness of the society. I have heard people quoting the example of the Great Wall of China in this context. When the ancient Chinese wanted to protect themselves they decided to construct the great wall which took substantial labors for years to complete. They thought no one could climb it and attack them. But to the surprise of all the Chinese were invaded thrice during the first 100 years of its existence!  And every time, the hordes of enemy infantry had no need of penetrating or climbing over the wall... because each time they bribed the guards and came through the door. They built the wall but forgot to build the character. The education should be character building which ensures peace and prosperity.

The just ended month witnessed number of activities. Majority of them were aimed to impart Value education so that the Students grow up with good character.

Conduct of Martipuja


It is said “If you want to destroy the civilization of a nation there are 3 ways to do so” They are destroying family structure, education & Lower their role models. For the destruction of the family structure, the best way is to undermine the role of the mother.  The Matripuja, one of the most popular programs, was conducted to re-stress the role of Mother in one’s life. The students of Class X, who are completing the important stage in their life, perform the puja in which all the mothers of students studying in class X are invited. They perform ‘Padapuja’ and take the blessings of their mothers.  The much awaited Programme by Students and Parents are conducted in 5 schools namely Vivek Vihar, Nirjuli, Kharsang, Itanagar & Balijan. 229 mothers participated in the Programme. The program earned much appreciation from the parents who expressed deep happiness to present in the program which is rooted in the immortal traditions of our country. The program emanates deep feeling of motherhood and fosters filial duties among the students which act as a guiding light in the journey of life. The Matripuja in other 18 Secondary schools will be conducted in the month of February. Shri. Krishna Kumar & Shri. Unnikrishnan were present in all these schools.

State level Inter VKVs Gita Chanting Competition
The State Level Gita chanting competition was conducted at VKIC Guwahati from 17th to 19th December. The Gita chanting competition, an important event has 3 stages of competitions. 80 students from various VKVs who were the winners of previous stages gathered in the splendid hall of VKIC, Guwahati to compete in the final round. The ambience of the hall and the level of proficiency shown in recitation etc. were notable which was appreciated by the entire audience. Dr. Dipok kumar Sharma, Vice Chancellor, Sanskrit and Ancient Studies University, Nalbari and the former Director of College Development Council, Guwahati University was the chief Guest for the inauguration ceremony and Dr. Nandita Goswami, Ex- Vice-Principal, Cotton College, Guwahati was the Chief Guest for Valedictory cum Prize distribution ceremony. Dr. Gayatri Sharma, Assistant Professor, Handique Girls College, Su. Reboti Devi, Joint Secretary VKSPV and Sri. Krishna Kumar, VKVAPT were the Judges for the competition.

The organizers have utilized the opportunity to arrange an exposure trip to the students in and around Guwahati which is the nerve center for entire North- East. They could spend a good amount of time in Umananda Island, Kamakhya Temple, Planetarium, Regional Science Center, Silpagram etc.

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”

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