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Dear Sisters and Brothers!

It was veritably a great opportunity for me to listen directly to the Hon’ble Prime Minister of our country at New Delhi in the National Level Launching of Mananeeya Eknathji Janma Shati Parva. The everlasting experience gives a great conviction for the need of ‘Man Making”. The fact that a poor lad who sold tea in the streets has become the most respected Prime Minister of our country and one of the popular faces in the world also surges an inspiring spark in all of us.

The members of the great organization which he associated during boyhood and early youth period played an important role to groom him by helping him to internalize the values in life which propelled him to work diligently for the Nation.

It was a great pleasure to know the contribution of Swargeeya Eknathji to groom him. It was a great cogitating session wherein he expressed conscious effort of Eknathji which has made a great change in him. He said “He had the habit of taking a nap after lunch everyday. Eknathji noticed this habit of him and one day he asked him to accompany him for a walk immediately after lunch. Eknathji did not mention anything of that but he took him for a walk in the preceding days also. After some days, he could get rid of that habit altogether”.  Shri Narendra Modi became eloquent to recount many more such incidents.

That experience sharing of Shri Narendra Modiji made me to remember the strength giving poem which I learnt in my schooling.

    I shot an arrow into the air,

                It fell to earth, I knew not where;

                            I breathed a song into the air,

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                                                    And the song, from beginning to end,

                                                                I found again in the heart of a friend.

                                                                            -------HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW

(I am sure many of you know the poem)

Truly, good words and actions would remain in the hearts of others. In the same way, Swargeeya Eknathji lives in the heart of millions of people as a perennial source of inspiration.

Sisters and brothers there are many things to share at this moment:-

Sadgamaya Shibir

VKVs of Arunachal Pradesh have conducted Personality Development Camps known as Sadgamaya Shibir for the students studying neighborhood schools mainly Government Schools during the mid-term vacation of VKVs.  A good number of participants attending the shibirs in various VKVs prove the magnitude of the samparka done by the teachers.

Details of Participation

Sl No

Name of the VKV

No of participants

Sl No

Name of the VKV

No of participants

1

Amliang

48

10

Nivedita Vihar

45

2

Koloriang

75

11

Balijan

32

3

Oyan

58

12

Sher

28

4

Kuporijo

77

13

Yingkiong

59

5

Banderdewa

48

14

Basar

27

6

Jairampur

42

15

Sunpura

53

7

Kharsang

86

16

Tafrogam

67

8

Vivek Vihar

58

17

Roing

33

9

Seijosa

35

Total

871

Prachodaya Shibir
Prachodaya Shibir-the camp for high achievers studying in Class IX was held at VKV Itanagar from 10th October to 12th October. A total number of 84 selected students (28 boys and 56 girls) attended the shibir. The shibir was a congregation of many outstanding Resource persons drawn from various fields who with their valuable illuminations could grab the attention of the participants. The carefully selected Resource persons addressed the participants on myriads of topics.

Children’s Film Festivals
We could organize a unique programme in collaboration with Cine Darbaar (A Welfare Society working in the field of arts & culture having the Head office at Delhi) which is the empanelled agency of Children’s Film Society of India (Ministry of Information and Broadcasting). The programme  named as   ‘Traveling Players’  was conducted in VKV- Nirjuli, Vivek Vihar, Itanagar, Ziro and Yazali from 1st to 6th September 2014. Screening of films, conducting competitions like review and quiz and interactive sessions were the highlights of the programme.

Participation of Principals in 5 days Leadership Training Program
6 Principals namely Shri. S.C.Dixit, VKV- Itanagar, Shri. Panchanan Tripathy, VKV- Nirjuli, Shri. K.Jayashankar, VKV- Jairampur, Shri Ananda Mohan Mishra, VKV-Ziro and Smt. Reena Sivadasan from VKV Tafrogam attended a Leadership Training Program organized by CBSE from 14th to 19th September 2014 at Kaziranga University, Jorhat. The Program saw the presence and guidance of many CBSE officials and experts from diverse fields among who the notables are: Shri Vineet Joshi, Chairman, CBSE; Dr Sadhana Parasar, Professor and Director of Training and Research, other Resource persons of CBSE and many other Principals from different schools of North East. Many important topics like Accreditation and Quality Enhancement in Schools, Collaborative Management,Holistic Education,Motivational Leadership and Teacher Education, Flip Classroom,Leadership Styles- Role and Competencies, Assessment of Speaking and listening, Capacity Building through Visual Medium etc. were covered.

CCE Master Trainers Workshop
A 3 days ‘CCE – Master Trainers’ Workshop was held  at VKV Jairampur from 22nd September to 24th September, 2014. 42 selected teachers attended the workshop from 29 Middle, Secondary and Higher Secondary VKVs, out of which 7 are Principals.  Sri Satya Prakash Verma from ‘Vidya Institute of Training And Development’, Meerut, an empanelled agency of CBSE, was the Resource Person of the workshop. The workshop, dealt with three aspects of Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation (CCE):  Concept of CCE, Life Skills and Values & Attitude. Held on the eve of ‘Mananeeya Eknathji Janma Sati Parva’, which is scheduled to be started from November, 2014 onwards, the workshop will definitely help to consolidate and strengthen our academic performance.  These selected teachers after training in this workshop, are expected to conduct workshops in their own schools and neighborhood schools to give impetus to the evaluation Programme.

VKVs swept the board in the State Level Science Seminar, 2014
It was a great moment of pride when the students of VKVs  won all the three top positions in the State Level Science Seminar held at Dera Natung College in Itanagar on 30th August. 15 district toppers competed in the State Level competition out of which 9 were from VKVs which were the toppers in the respective District.

The proud children of VKVs have received the prize from Shri. Bamin Felix, Parliamentary Secretary, Education, Government of Arunachal Pradesh.

The result of the same has been given below:

VKVAPT Team Meeting
The meeting of VKVAPT Team consisting of cluster in charges & Administrative committee members was held on 1st and 2nd of July at Dibrugarh. Teachers’ recruitment, activities for the session 2014-15, administrative matters related to schools, Affiliation and various pending matters were discussed in the two days meeting.  On 3rd July, The Administrative committee meeting was held to finalize various matters discussed in the Team meeting.

Principals’ Meet
The first Principal Meet of this session was convened from 6th to 8th July in VKV Dibrugarh.  Thirty one Principals and two Vice- Principals were present in the meeting. The meeting was graced by Mananeeya Sri. Hanumanta Raoji, All India Treasurer, Vivekananda Kendra, Kanyakumari, Dr. Tejum Paduji, Trustee, VKVAPT, Sri Rupesh Mathurji, Prant Sangathak, VK Arunachal Prant and other VKVAPT members.

The meeting started with Swadhaya on selected topic from the book “Eknathji” on 6th evening. The inaugural session was on 7th morning in which Mananeeya Shri Pravinji gave the key note address. The minute academic result analysis of the session 2013-14 and preparing the action plan for the current session based on the discussion, address of Dr Tejum Paduji, session on Academic Planning, Karyapaddhati of Vivekananda Kendra, academic circulars and discussion on Activity Calendar for the session, Mananeeya Eknathji Janma Shati Parva, briefing on the administrative matters etc were the important highlights of the meeting. In the concluding function, Mananeeya Hanumanta Raoji and Pravinji addressed the gathering.

Acharya Prashikshan Shibir 2014:
15th Acharya Prashikshan Shibir was conducted in Kanyakumari from 6th April to 30th April 2014. There were 172 Teachers from the VKVs of Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Nagaland, and Andaman.  It was a wonderful thing to see that the teachers from different VKVs located in different regions congregated under the one roof to get inputs on Indian Culture, Kendra ideology, teaching skills and various other topics and activities to enrich and equip themselves as Acharyas in the true sense.

It was overwhelming to see the enthusiasm of the participants. Each and every activity from morning 5 am to 10 pm witnessed the full participation. We could arrange number dignitaries like Dr. N. Gopalakrishnan, Director, IISH, Prof. Jayaraman, English Teaching Expert, and Shri. K. N. Reghu, former Lecturer of RIMSE to enlighten the participants in addition to the series of lecture by Mananeeya Nivedita Didi on Indian Culture and Teaching Skills by Unnikrishnan P.M.,  Mananeeya Balakrishnanji on Mananeeya Eknathji—Mission Personified, Bhanudasji on ‘Team Work’, Pravinji, on ‘Vivekananda Rock Memorial’ and Hanumanta Raoji on ‘Karma Yoga’, Life History of Mananeeya Eknathji by Sri Deepak Khaire, our Pancha Prerana Srot & VKV Teachers by Radha Devi, Karya Paddhati theory and practical by Sri Kamalakant, CCE by Sri Ravi Savadeykar were few other sessions of the APS.  Su Revati Didi, Joint Secretary VKSPV, Sri.Krishna Kumarji CIC, VKVAPT were also present for a short duration to guide the participants in various fields.

The 15th APS saw the presence of the highest number of teachers in the history of APS. The organizing Team comprising of Sri Kamalakant, Regional Administrative Officer, VKSPV;  Sri Ravi Savadeykar, Principal, VKV Dibrugarh, Sri Ananda  Dutta, VKVAPT Dibrugarh , Smt. Jutika Devi, VKV Ziro and  Sri Gurudev, VKV Tinsukia have done a commendable job for the smooth conduct of the APS.

Vivek Utkarsh Winner’s Trip to Kanyakumari:
The District toppers of the Vivek Utkarsh Quiz Competition conducted on 7th December, 2014 in all the districts of Arunachal Pradesh on the occasion of Swami Vivekananda Sardha Shati Samaroh were taken to a trip to Kanyakumari. The trip for the Vivek Utkarsh winners started from Dibrugarh on 19th of April.  A total number of 42 students (20 boys and 22 girls) and 6 parents from different districts of Arunachal Pradesh took part in the trip. Sri Shyamal Chakraborty, Principal, VKV Kharsang volunteered to be the overall In-Charge of the trip; Shri Bhaskar Chetia and two other members from ‘School Trip of India’, Su. Deepa Didi, VKVTC Seijosa and Rominso Mam from Arun Jyoti also volunteered the trip and helped it to be a memorable journey for the participants.

A Personality Development Camp for the participants was organized at Kanyakumari on 25 and 26 April. Mananeeya Balakrishnanji, Nivedita Didi, Sri P.M. Unnikrishnanji and Dr. N. Gopalakrishnanji and self could address the students in the camp.  The students participated enthusiastically in all the activities like Prayers, Bhajan Sandhya, Yoga session, Group Discussion and presentation.  They expressed their gratitude to Vivekananda Kendra for organizing such an educational tour and camp for them. Many were in tears while expressing the same.

The participants were also taken to many sights at Kanyakumari, Trivandrum and Chennai. All the participants returned home safely cherishing a treasure of unforgettable memories on 5th May.

Gold Medal to Mananeeya Balakrishnanji

It was a great moment for all of us when the His Excellency Governor Lt. General (Retd) Nirbhay Sharma in the presence of Hon’ble Chief Minster Sri. Nabam Tuki awarded the Gold Medal to Mananeeya Balakrishnanji on 20th at IG Park during the State Hood day celebrations.  It is indeed a great recognition of 39 years of Kendra’s work in Arunachal Pradesh.

Principal Meet

The second Principal Meet for the session 2013-14 was held on 2nd March, 2014 at VKV Nirjuli. The meet was graced by Kendra elders and other dignitaries. Mananeeya A. Balakrishnanji, Vice President, Vivekananda Kendra, Kanyakumari, Kum. Aparna (Didi) Palkar, All India Vyavastha Pramukh, Sri Pravin Dabholkar, Secretary VKVAPT and Joint General Secretary, VK, Kanyakumari, Dr. Joram Begi, Prant Pramukh, Arunachal Prant Sri Rupesh Mathur, Prant Sangathak, VK Arunachal Prant and other members of VKVAPT were present in the meet.    The meeting was held in a very important juncture: after finishing the year long mega events related to Swami Vivekananda Sardha Shati Samaroh (SVSSS) and in the eve of Eknathji’s Centenary celebration. Kendra elders congratulated VKVs for celebrating SVSSS programs in a grand manner and thereby leaving an impression among the people. VKVs also should celebrate Eknathji’s centenary celebration in the same manner by considering Eknathji’s special affection towards Arunachal Pradesh and initiating the works of Vivekananda Kendra in the state. The whole year’s activities conducted in VKVs were shown with Power Point presentation. In addition to the Kendra elders illuminations there were also sessions on: Effective Administration,Resource Mobilization and Effective Utilization,Presentation of academic resolution, Directory for Alumni and the follow up so far Government schemes Implementation – Discussion and action plan, Role of Communication in Administration.

Band Camp
In order to hoan the skills in band, performance of which has often stolen the attention of the spectators, a band Training Camp was organized at VKV Tafrogam from 4th to 9th January, 2014. Three schools namely, VKV Roing, Tafrogam and Sunpura participated in the camp.

 

The details of the same have been given below

Sl No

Name of the item

Number of students participated

Total

Roing

Sunpura

Tafrogam

 

1

Bigul

4

5

8

17

2

Side Drum

1

4

7

12

3

Tenor Drum

-

-

3

3

4

Flute

2

4

4

10

5

Trumpet

-

2

5

7

6

Saxophone

-

-

3

3

7

Efonium

-

-

3

3

Total

7

15

33

55

 

Pushpanjali Karyakram
Pushpanjali Karyakram was conducted in all the schools and different centres with great devotion on the culmination of the yearlong celebration of Swami Vivekananda’s 150th Birth Anniversary on 12 January, 2014.  In simple karyakram the students, staff, Parents, well wishers and a large number of people offered floral tribute to the portrait of Swami Vivekananda and resolved to spare time to organize the people to understand their potential to work for this mother land.

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