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The new academic session has just started and you are coping with the rush of parents clamouring for admission for their wards. Such rush is a sign of immense faith in the system which is a matter of pride and joy for all of us. Session being started, I am sure that the schools have planned various programmes to ensure all round development of the students.

The news of grand celebration of International Yoga day is just pouring in from different schools and centers. Such a proud moment for all of us to celebrate the First ever International Day of Yoga! The sages and saints of our country must be giving a mystic smile from the heaven! Let us recall the speech of Shri. Narendra Modi, Hon’ble Prime Minister of Our country. He had said in the UN Assembly on September 2014 “yoga is an invaluable gift of our ancient tradition. It is not about exercise, it’s a path through which an individual can discover his sense of oneness with nature. It embodies unity, unity of the mind and the body, thought and action, restraint and fulfillment. On the whole, it’s a holistic approach to health and well-being.”

I was fortunate to represent the organization in two of the forum to speak about the importance of the Yoga. The first one was at Guwahati University on 21st June. The seat of higher learning was ready with all the preparation to celebrate the event befittingly. After my address, I could interact with the students and faculties over there. The second one was at Assam Medical College on the next day wherein the students of Pharmaceutical Department in Assam Medical College, Dibrugarh attended. Let this be a great opening for the world community to realize the message of our Land.

As the schools had annual vacation in April & May, did not share the events that had happened from March to June.  Let us have a bird’s eye view of the same.

Dear sisters and brothers,

I was told by my coworkers about the visit of Film Crew of Man. Eknathji to VKVAPT office. The main actor and camera man were silver-tongued when they shared their experience to all the workers who assembled to hear them. The cameraman said “It is a great chance for me to shoot the scenes to portray the great personality of our country. I have tried to internalize his ideas & works and accordingly I have paid a great attention to make each and every scene free from any factual errors. For Example whenever Eknathji in the film addressed the Karyakartas, I have paid special attention to see that all other actor Karyakartas are sitting in rows and columns”.

I am convinced the fact that everyone will be inspired if they open their mind to receive Swami Vivekananda and Mananeeya Eknathji. Both of them live beyond death by inspiring millions showing the path of selfless service to the humanity..

Let us all imbibe those great ideals in our life to enable us to undertake noble tasks in our life.

There are many things to share with you all. Let me give brief highlights of all the important activities of January and February for the information of all:-

Celebration of National Youth Day
National Youth Day was celebrated in grand manner in all the VKVs of Arunachal Pradesh which were witnessed by a large numbers of parents and well wishers along with students.  Students presented Cultural programs in all the schools. Many dignitaries graced the occasion as the Chief Guest.

There is an air of wishing New Year everywhere! In our country there are many new year day.  Some of them are   Ugadi, Rongali Bihu, Gudi Padwa, Puthandu, Vishu, Navreh, Vishuva Sankranti, Cheti Chand, Chaitti etc. All these celebrations have the common things like sharing of joy having religious significance and a unique message for each. Even though the present New Year Celebration in January has one important aspect that is the sharing of Joy, we can add many more dimensions to it to make it more meaningful.

This occasion can also be utilized by making new resolutions, fresh commitments and look forth at new beginnings. Let us all refresh our commitment towards the activities we have undertaken and also to begin taking initiatives to bring improvement wherever it is required.

The just ended month has witnessed various activities in all the schools. Let us take a glance of some of the important activities:-

VKV shines in National Children’s Science Congress
The project of Millo Dacha of VKV Roing secured A+ in the National level competition and found place in the best 20 projects selected in the National Level Children’s Science Congress held at Bangalore from 27th to 31st December 2014.

Kr. Chau Jeyhoung Jenowof VKV Amliang has won special award for the best Poster presentation in the National Level.

Congratulations to both of them.

Total 8 students from various VKVs of Arunachal Pradesh participated in the National level Children’s Science Congress held at Bangalore from 27th to 31st December 2014.

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.

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