Sunday, 10 July 2016

Heartfulness Meditation Programme at VKV Itanagar

 Heartfulness Meditation Programme

A team from SRI RAMACHANDRA MISSION, CHENNAI conducted a 3-days training programme for Heartfulness Meditation to the students and Teachers of VKV, Itanagar from 7th July to 9th July 2016.Heartfulness Meditation is about feeling the lightness and joy of our true nature and experiencing it in our hearts. Heartfulness Meditation brings long lasting change in behaviour and attitudes. Participants also learnt the art of cleaning the accumulated negativities in the mind and experience the stress free, peaceful and joyful life. It also helps the students to excel in studies.
Capt. Vineet Singh Ranawat, Joint Secretary, SRC Mission, Chennai and Smt. Jyoshna Sharma from Delhi guided the participants along with Sri Kina Temik, Zonal Coordinator, Heartfulness Institute Chennai.
250 participants were benefitted by the programme.

Friday, 1 July 2016

Sargam Camp @ VKV Itanagar

Sargam Camp 2016 @ VKV Itanagar

A 5 days SARGAM camp was conducted for the selected 20 students and 5 music teachers of VKVs Arunachal Pradesh in VKV Itanagar from 25-29 Jun 2016. Five Students each from VKVs Balijan, Vivek Vihar, Nirjuli and Itanagar participated in the camp. Students and newly selected music teachers were trained in singing Patriotic Songs and Bhajans & Chanting of Prayers and Bhagawad Gita (Chapter 16). In all the participants have learnt 36 different items. The chief trainer was Shri R Krishna Kumar from VKVAPT. The camp was inaugurated by Shri R Krishna Kumar, VKVAPT in a simple function on 25th June 2016. Shri Deepak Chandra Bhatt, Executive Engineer, Central Water Commission graced the valedictory function held at 3.30 on 29th June 2016.

Tuesday, 14 June 2016

News Round-up April & May 2016

News Round-up April & May 2016

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.

Result of Class X and XII:

The students of VKVs have done well in the Class X and Class XII Board examination 2016 the result of which was declared on 21st and 28th May 2016 respectively. A Summary of the same has been given below:
Summary of Class X and XII result
ClassTotal StrengthTotal PassPass Percentage
XII Science15113690.06
XII Arts302790
XII Commerce7685.71
Other Features of Class X Result
No of CGPA 10 studentsNo of CGPA  9& Above studentsOther Remarks
VKV Tafrogam with 34.1% students followed by VKV Itanagar with29.2% and Nirjuli with 21.4% having CGPA 10 are at the top
Other Features of Class XII Result
Highest percentage in ScienceKm Siddhi Shrivastava94.4
Highest percentage in ArtsKm Kime Rinio91.8
Highest percentage in CommerceMarmi Panggam89.2

Participation in Orientation Training:

Two of our teachers were sent to attend Orientation Training on supportive intervention for Children with Learning Behavioral problemswhich was organized by NIIPCD, Guwahati on 9th to 13th 2016.  Sri Madan Kr Sarkar, Principal, VKV Yingkiong and Sri Rajib Konwar, Teacher, VKV Seijosa attended the Camp. The training was meant for the schools’ teachers of North-East in which 47 teachers participated.
Learning Problems/difficulties in Children, gaining perspectives, Modification in school Processes for children with Learning problems, Intellectual disabilities in children, Addressing the issue in schools, Role of school family in supporting children with learning and behavioral problems etc were dealt in the 5 day training Programme.

Recruitment Drive:

The recruitment drive for inducting new teachers for the Vidyalayas was done from the last week of March to the last week of April in various places. The interview panel consisted of many Principals and teachers namely Sri S.C.Dixit, Smt Shanti Manoharan, K.K.Subramanian, Sri Panchanan Tripathy, Sri Y.Pradip, Sri Gunashekharan, Sri P Padmanabhan, Sri Kumarvel, Sri Ajay Kumar. P, Sri A. Krishnan, Sri K. Jaishankar,Sri Bibuti Bhushan Bal, Sri Ashish Chatterjee, Sri Shyamal Chakraborty, Sri R.Murugan, Sri Balaji N. Wagmare, Sri  Ananda Dutta, Sri Vinod Kathawade and Sri Ananjan Bose. The recruitment process included written test and interview by the interview panel. The selected teachers have started reporting to the school.

Participation in Summer Training Camp on Basic Science:

Sri Vinod T Kothawade, teacher, VKV Itanagar and three students from VKV Itanagar namely Saugat Deb, Shubham Rai, Jumyi Bagra attended the 10th North-East Students’ summer training Camp on Basic Sciences at Bose Institute, Darjeeling Campus from April 25 to May 7, 2016. 3 Students each from all the 7North-Eastern States plus the state of Sikkim and West Bengal attended the Camp. In addition to various sessions taken by experts like Prof Samar Bagchi, Prof.B.N Das etc on topics like Air Pressure & Bernoulli’s Principle,Immunology,Microbiology,Climate Change, Plant Science etc the students were also taken to Dohtrey Reserve Forest. It was a great opportunity for the students to learn the concepts through activities.


A ‘Vimarsh’ was conducted at Pachin, Neder Namlo on 18th May 2016 on the topic ‘Serve Man Serve God’.It was a good experience for me to speak to the audience of 30 people who listened with rapt attention. There was also a question answer session. Smt Ranjana Didi from VKV Nirjuli and Su Sutapa Didi were also present on the occasion.

Setting up of English Language Lab:

A language lab with state of the art facilities have been set up in EMRS Bana and is ready to use in this session.  The language lab will accelerate the teaching of English language in the school.

Give a little and Get lot - Joy of volunteering:

Gandhiji once said “The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” There are many wonderful things that will never be done if you do not do them, and volunteering is one such thing.
60 Students of VKV Nirjuli, Itanagar and Vivek Vihar had unique experience as they decided to invest some part of their vacation for volunteering for the activities of ‘Vivek Kiran’ at Kimin Circle. 8 Students out of 60,gave more than 20 days for organising various activities of Vivek Kiran.
They taught the Anganwadi children, went around villages to conduct classes for adults, discuss with Anganwadi workers about the syllabus to be covered and stayed in the villages to be one among them to share their happiness and sorrow. One of them even became the mediator for settling certain petty disputes between families.
One of the students who spent 35 days for the project wrote “The experience was incredible! I never felt lonely or felt bored to be the part of the project by leaving my family members and the friends who are enjoying the vacation. I experienced many different things: there were enjoyable moments, challenging ones, and moments full of laughter, of hard work, of happiness . . . and above all, there were moments of discovery—I learned so much about myself, about others, about what’s happening around us and about a world I had never experienced before, one that has captured my heart.”
15 staff including Principals and Teachers volunteered to be the part of various activities conducted in the annual vacation.
Sl NoNameVKVVolunteered for
1Sri Ananda DuttaVKVAPTRecruitment
2Sri Bibhuti Bhushan BalSunpuraRecruitment
3Sri K.JaishankarItanagarRecruitment
4Sri A KrishnanRoingRecruitment
5Sri R.MuruganDollungmukhRecruitment
6Sri Ashish ChatterjeeKuporijoRecruitment
7Sri Ajaykumar P.OyanRecruitment
8Sri P PadmanabhanRagaRecruitment
9Sri Sangram ChoudharyNirjuliCBSE work
10Smt. Swapana BorahYazaliAPS at Kanyakumari
11Dr.Rajendara KakadeItanagarAPS at Kanyakumari
12Sri Shyamal ChakrabortyKharsangAPS at Kanyakumari
13Sri KK.MishraNirjuliVacation works at VKV Itanagar
14Sri Sangram ChoudharyNirjuliCBSE work
Vivekananda Kendra has a good man power in VKVAPT set up. I amvisualising the army of the men and women taking up the flag of service and volunteering many more works in the days to come.
The quote by Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore is echoing in my mind
"I slept and dreamt that life was joy
I awoke and saw that life was service
I acted and behold, service was joy."
My dear staff members and students, let us all focus our potentialities by becoming creative, open minded and dedicated so that we understand human values, needs and respect of self as well as others.
Wish you a great academic year 2016-17.
Joint Secretary
Have faith that you are all, my brave lads, born to do great things!  Let not the barks of puppies frighten you, no, not even the thunderbolts of heaven, but stand up and Work!      
                                                                                                      ----Swami Vivekananda.                         

Thursday, 31 March 2016

News Round-up February & March 2016

News Round-up February & March 2016

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.
The number of students from different VKVs has been given below:
Sl NoVKVNo of students selectedSl NoVKVNo of students selected
1Vivek Vihar2810Kharsang4
6Oyan715Nivedita Vihar2
Total 133
Special Programme for the winners of NMMS Examination
AProgramme was organized at Science Centre on 20th February for the winners of NMMS Examination. Shri. Vivek Ponkshe, a noted educationist and Secretary (Education), Jnana Prabhodhini, Pune graced the occasion. He addressed the students to give idea about various dynamics of competitive examinations and urged them to be true learners. Shri. Unnikrishnan.P.M, Education Officer, Shri. S.C.Dixit, Principal, VKV Itanagar & Shri. Y .Pradip, Principal of Vivek Vihar were also present for the Programme.
Matri Puja
We could conduct Matripuja in all the Secondary and Higher Secondary schools. The Programme evoked very good responses and many have termed it as the most unique experience in their life.
Vivek Inspire Mentors Training Camp
A training camp for the selected teachers from various VKVs was organized in VKV Itanagar from 16th to 19th February 2016 in which 47 teachers attended. Sri Vivek Ponkshe, Educational Secretary of Jnana Probodhini, Pune, Dr. Vanita Patwardhan &Dr. Sujala Watve, Educational Psychologist from Jnana Prabodhini, Pune were the main Resource persons of the camp. The training camp was mainly to groom the teachers as the mentors for the gifted students in their respective schools. The theoretical aspects of nurturing giftedness among school children, various techniques for identifying the giftedness and nurturing the same, sharing of valuable experiences and conducting various psychological tests were the main activities of the camp.
The trained teachers will act as a mentor in the school level for the students selected for Vivek Inspire program which envisage to nurture gifted students for a period of five years.
Vivek Inspire Students workshops
The third workshop in the series under Vivek Inspire program was conducted in three venues namely VKVs Ziro, Itanagar and Roing from 20th February to 24 February. Altogether 154 students attended the workshops. Selected Resource persons from Jnana Probodhini, Pune guided the students in all the venues.  Students were exposed to various innovative tasks which gave vent to their creativity as well as thinking skill. Students practiced speed reading, dramatization, interviews, scrap book making, map reading, Reasoning activities, science activities etc during the workshop.
Varshik Baithak
The Varshik Baithak of the Vivekananda Kendra Arunachal Pradesh Prant was held in Pasighat on 5th and 6th March 2016. All the Principals of VKVs and Karyakartas of VK Arunachal Pradesh Prant attended the Baithak. Mananeeya Balakrishnanji, Vice-President of Vivekananda Kendra, Kanyakumari & Dr.Joram Begiji, Pranta Pramukh graced the occasion.
VKVAPT Team meeting
A meeting with the Cluster- in- Charges was convened in VKVAPT, Dibrugarh on 2nd and 3rd March 2016.  The meeting discussed various administrative and academic matters of VKVs in Arunachal Pradesh. There were sharing on the: All India Adhikari Baithak, Janjati Sammelan in VK Kanyakumari&A unique program namely ‘North-East Calling’ organized by VK Mumbai for selected elites which was  addressed by Shri. Ajit Dovalji, National Security Advisor to the Prime Minister. 
Recruitment team meeting
In order to orient the recruitment team, a meeting was held on 16th March at VKVAPT, Dibrugarh. The recruitment for the session 2016-17 has been planned in a massive way in which interviews have been kept in various venues in the entire country in the months from March to May 2016. The interview will be held in 23 places on various dates. The new selection procedure was discussed in detail. As per the new system all the aspiring candidates have to undergo a written test and interview by three team members in each venue. The selection will be done on the basis of all India Ranking.
Leadership Workshop
A day long Leadership workshop was conducted in VKVAPT, Dibrugarh for the selected senior teachers and Principals. 4 newly inducted Principals and 4 existing Principals attended the workshop. The main objective of the workshop was to share experiences, discuss various dimensions of leadership, ways of Academic monitoring and administrative matters. It was very encouraging to witness the active discussion in the workshop. Shri. Unnikrishnan.P.M, & Shri. Krishna Kumar initiated various discussions in the workshop.
State award to NSS Programme Officer
Shri. L.D.Singh of VKV Roing has been awarded with the prestigious State Award for the best NSS Programme Officer of the State for the year 2015-16. Shri. L.D.Singh with the active guidance of Shri. A. Krishnan, Principal of VKV Roing coordinated various activities to give best experiences to NSS volunteers of VKV Roing Unit. His Excellency Governor J.P.Rajkhowa gave away the award in a glittering ceremony at Itanagar on 23rd March 2016.
Introducing Online Banking facilities
We have introduced online Fee collection system in VKV Itanagar and Vivek Vihar. This would give more flexibility to parents to deposit school fee and streamline the fee collection system.
Upgradation of VKV Kitpi Tawang
VKV Kitpi Tawang is going to be upgraded to a secondary school in the next academic session. CBSE inspection team has satisfactorily visited the school and the formal approval is expected shortly.
New Facilities for EMRS Bana
The EMRS Bana, run by VKVAPT is going to have two digital classrooms and a language lab facility at the very start of the next session which will enhance the teaching learning process of the students. The state of the art digital classrooms will be installed by Next Education, an education technology provider and the English language lab by station- e Info Services Pvt. Ltd., Gujarat.
New construction Activities
VKV Joram will have new School building and Class rooms. Ar.Prasad Badve and Ar. Rasika Badve who have conceptualized the unique master plan of the school were present for the lay out works at Joram in the second week of March along with our Education Officer and Cluster In-charge of Subansiri.
Various recognitions
Sri N.Kumarvel, Principal VKV Seijosa and Cluster- in- charge of Kameng cluster was given a special commendation certificate for his remarkable service by Additional Deputy Commissioner, Seijosa in Republic Day function at Seijosa.
VKV Koloriang has received the award for best participating Educational Institute in the progressive activities of Kurung Kumey District on 20th February on the occasion of Arunachal Statehood day.  Shri. Jiten Das, Principal of VKV Koloriang and his enthusiastic team members & Sri.N.Kumarvel deserve a special appreciation for the recognition.
APS at Kanyakumari
Acharya Prashikshan Shibir would be starting on5th April at V.K. Kanyakumari. 122 Participants are expected from Andaman, Assam, Nagaland, Arunachal Pradesh and Karnataka. Shri. Shyamal Chakraborty, Dr. Rajendra Kakade, Smt. Swapna Borah have volunteered to be the part of the organizing team for this important event from VKVs APT.
May you have a productive and purposeful respite with your kith and kin at your native place during the vacation! Convey our love and regards to all the family members.
Joint Secretary

Bring light to the poor and bring more light to the rich, for they require it more than the poor.  Bring light to the ignorant and more light to the educated, for the vanities of the education of our time are tremendous!Your duty at present is to go from village to village, and make the people understand that mere sitting about idly won’t do any more.  Make them understand their real condition and say, “O ye brothers Arise!! Awake and Stop not till the Goal is Reached”.
                                                                                                                               ~~~~Swami Vivekananda.

Arohi 2015

Sunday, 14 February 2016

News Round-up January 2016

 News Round-up January 2016

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.

Utsarg Samaroh:   

One another Programme for Class X Students before the board examination is ‘Utsarg Samaroh’. The Samaroh is a three-day residential camp conducted with a theme “Gloriously March Forward” for the benefit of all the students studying in 22 Secondary schools of the State.   The Programme was held in four venues as per the details given below:

Participating VKVs
Utsarg - 1
14 to 16 January 2016
Amliang, Roing, Tafrogam, Sunpura & Oyan
Utsarg - 2
18 to 20 January 2016
Jairampur, Kharsang,  Seijosa, Sher & Banderdewa
Utsarg - 3
22 to 24 January 2016
Yazali, Ziro, Nirjuli, Kuporijo & Vivek Vihar
Utsarg - 4
25 to 27 January 2016
Jirdin, Balijan, Nivedita Vihar, Itanagar, Wessang & Shergaon

The students received final touch to the academic subjects by selected Resource persons drawn from various VKVs and also the life giving messages from Acharyas and Swamiji of Chinmaya Mission. Acharya Santhosh, Chinmaya Mission, Chennai, Swami Swatmananda from Chinmaya Mission, Mumbai and Shri. Abhikshek  Dave, Yuvaveer, Chinmaya Yuva Kendra were the main resource persons in different venues  to focus the need to elevating oneself by bringing Transformation at different  levels namely Physical, Cultural, Intellectual, Emotional, & Spiritual Transformation. Sri Unnikrishnan P.M, and R. Krishna Kumar were present in all the venues & Sri.Pradeep Kumar Pandey, Sri.Ananda Dutta could be present in Roing & Kharsang respectively.     

Dignitaries present in the Utsarg

Smt. Ruchika Katiyal, IAS, Addl. Deputy Commissioner, Lower Dibang Valley District, A.P
Shri. Ashok Kr Yadav, Executive Engineer of WRD, Kharsang
Shri. B.Lindo, Director, Department of Secondary School Education, Govt. of A.P.
Shri. Likha Teji, Under Secretary, Department of Education, Govt.of Arunachal Pradesh.

Ecstatic Moment for the VKVs of Arunachal Pradesh
It is a moment of great happiness for the VKVs of Arunachal Pradesh when four young VKVians brought laurels to India by standing third at the Taiwan International Science Fair which was held from January 24 to 29 at Taipei. VKV Nirjuli students Lishank Tasar (Class VII) and Tadar Parte (Class VIII), presented a “Study on Traditional House Architecture in Itanagar Capital Complex and to improve climatic responsive contemporary house” while VKV Jirdin students, Toyir Kamgo and Zarnie Lollen, (both class VIII students), made their presentation on “Impact of firewood collection on weather & Climate of Jirdin village, Aalo”.

153 projects were presented in the event which saw the participation of 513 young scientists from various countries. The four were awarded medal, citations and cash prize of 3200 dollars. The selection process was a tedious one with scrutiny of projects at districts and then at the state Level by State Council for Science and Technology, Department of Science and Technology and finally at National Children Science Congress held at Bangalore and Chandigarh, sponsored by the Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India. Kudos to the students and the teacher guides!

Workshop for the Accountant and Clerk

A One day workshop for the accountant and the clerks was conducted in VKVAPT, Dibrugarh on 14th January 2016 in which 19 accountants and clerks from various VKVs attended. Mananeeya Sri D. Bhanudasjiji, General Secretary, Vivekananda Kendra, Kanyakumari graced the occasion and enlighten the participants. Various sessions relating to Accounts, Store keeping, Systematic Filing system and other related works were taken by Sri Arun Raj Singh Shekhawatji, Administrative Officer, VKVAPT, Sri Arindam Bhattacharjee, Accounts Officer, Sri Sagar Lad, Internal Auditor, VKVAPT and Sri Maheshanji, Office In-Charge, VKVAPT.

Celebration of National Youth Day

The National Youth Day was celebrated with lots of enthusiasm in all the VKVs of Arunachal Pradesh. A large number of parents and well wishers attended the programs in which students presented well prepared cultural programs.

Celebration of Republic Day
The VKVs of Arunachal Pradesh celebrated Republic Day with the usual patriotic fervor in the respective schools. In addition to this, School parade and band contingents were sent to the District level celebration ground which enhanced the grandeur of the celebration.

Deshbhakti Kavi Sammelan Held
 Like earlier years, VKV Kuporijo conducted Deshbhakti Kavi Sammelan on 28th January after the celebration of the 67th Republic Day of the country in order to infuse patriotic fervor and to nurture the creative impulses of the students. 350 poem lovers took part in the event wherein selected young poets not only from the host school but also from various schools namely Si-Donyi Public School, Abotani Middle School, Adarsh Public School, Govt. B. M. School, Govt. Sikarijo Sec. School, Vivekananda Public School, Govt. Lida Sec. School, Govt. H. S. School  presented their mesmerizing self created poems.

Awareness programs regarding Junk Food

 In response to the CBSE’s initiatives against Junk food, many VKVs conducted awareness programs during the month.VKV Kuporijo organized the awareness program in a larger scale in which teachers and Principal spoke to the students, Doctor was invited to take session in which students asked questions, conducted collage and poster making competition. VKV Itanagar, Nirjuli, Banderdewa, Jirdin and VKV Vivek Vihar conducted awareness program by inviting Resource persons and guidance by the teachers.
With warm regards and prayers.

Joint Secretary

We want the education by which character is formed, strength of mind is increased, the intellect is sharpened and by which one can stand on one’s own feet.
                                                                                                ~~Swami Vivekananda.