Wednesday, 19 July 2017

News Round-up April, May & June 2017


News Round-up April, May & June 2017

Acharya Prashikshan Shibir at Kanyakumari

Acharya Prasikshan Shibir is an important event for the newly joined teachers to shape them as ideal Acharya. Every year all the new teachers from all the VKVs under Vivekananda Kendra attend the shibir at Kanyakumari. This year the APS was conducted from 1st April to 25th April in which 67 teachers from VKVAPT set up attended. As usual, APS 2017 also was designed to provide all the required inputs to become an ideal Acharya steeped in rich cultural understanding of the great Bharat and grand ideals of Vivekananda Kendra. All the sessions taken by Mananeeya Nivedita Didi, Balakrishnanji, Bhanudasji, Pravinji, Hanumant Raoji, Radha Didi, Rupeshji, Rebati Didi and S B Dixitji enriched all the participants greatly which will have everlasting impression not only on the profession but also on their life as well. In addition to hoan the skills required for the teaching profession there were microteaching classes by Sri P M Unnikrishnan, Education officer, VKVAPT, practice teaching, session on Psycho-social& legal issues taken by Sri Arvindji from NICIP, Bangalore. Sri R Krishna Kumar from VKVAPT also guided the participants. The shibir was full of other activities like Quiz competition, Group discussion, Bhajan practice, Kendra Varga, Sramadan, Kridyayoga etc. The wholehearted participation of all the participants has made the shibir a successful one. Sri Panchanan Tripathy, Principal, VKV Jairampur volunteered to be one among the organizing team from VKVAPT.

Recruitment Drive

A massive Recruitment drive for the teaching and non-teaching staff was conducted during the month of March, April and May. In entire India, interviews were conducted in thirty plus places. It is a matter of great pleasure that many teachers and Principals of VKVs volunteered to conduct interview during the vacation.

Class X and XII Board Exam Result

The students of VKVs have performed extremely well in the Board exams of Class X and XII 2017. The following is the summary:
Class X Class XII
No of students appeared 1045 208
No of students passed 1034 177
Salient Features 122 students got CGPA 10
VKV Tafrogam topped with 31.25% students scoring CGPA 10
Pallabi Roy, VKV Roing with 92.4%, Aman Taboh, VKV Itanagar with 93.8% and Ringam Tali with 84.2% topped among VKVs in Science, Arts and Commerce stream respectively.

Workshop by Arvind Goreji at VKV Yazali

Sri Arvind Goreji, a teacher trainer and an experienced former Principal has been constantly monitoring the school activities and guiding the teachers of VKV Yazali for the last one year. In order to help teachers to chalk out a comprehensive year plan, Sri Arvind Goreji visited VKV Yazali and conducted workshop from 25th May to 3rd June. Introduction of various innovative teaching methodologies, how to add qualities of a good teacher, tips for academic excellence, goal setting for the academic year, lesson note making, methods to address the slow learners were the highlights of the workshop.

Observation of World Environment Day


All the VKVs celebrated World Environment Day with manifold activities. The activities included Speech on the importance of the Day, planting of saplings, drawing competition etc. The NSS unit of VKV Yazali took up cleaning drive in the nearby Medical Unit in collaboration with the medical staff.

Celebration of 3rd International Yoga Day


All the VKVs of Arunachal Pradesh celebrated 3rd International Yoga Day with lot of enthusiasm. The programs included mass yoga practice in the school, speech to highlight the importance of yoga and participation in mega programs organized by govt and other agencies. Selected students of VKVs Itanagar, Nirjuli and Vivek Vihar participated in the mega program organized by state Govt at IG Park which was graced by Sri Pema Khandu, honorable Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh. VKV Jairampur students also participated in public program at Jairampur. Selected students from VKV Nivedita Vihar were sent to train students of three govt schools prior to the actual demonstration on 21 June in the VKV campus. 60 local public were present in the celebration at VKV Koloriang. The VKVAPT administrative office conducted Yoga sessions for the staffs. Sri Rupesh Mathur, Joint Secretary VKVAPT was invited to deliver speech on the day at Regional Medical Research Center, NE Region located at Dibrugarh. The staffs of RMRC were also given practice on yoga for two days prior to the actual demonstration on 21 June.

Participation in Workshop on Science Connect


Selected students of VKVs Itanagar, Vivek Vihar and Nirjuli participated in a three day workshop on Science Connect at State Science Center, Indira Gandhi Park Itanagar from 23rd to 25th June. The workshop was also attended by students from other three schools from Arunachal Pradesh. The group led by Kr. Nguli Lombi of Class X, VKV Itanagar secured first position in the final day Science Quiz Stage-II competition and were nominated for Regional Level Science Quiz which will be held at Guwahati. Sri P. Lombi, Scientist-B and Nodal Officer, Dept. of Science and Technology Itanagar, Sri Narendra Singh Dhar, Sri Akhilesh Srivastava, Sri Sachin C. Narwadia of Vigyan Prasar Delhi were the resource persons for this State Level Science connect programme.

Participation in local festival Celebration


Students and Staff of VKV Shergaon participated in the Chokar puja and Kro festival on 9-6-2017 and 11-6-2017 respectively with the villagers of Shergaon. Buddhists of W.Kameng celebrate this puja and festival once in a year with devotion and deep reverence to Lord Buddha. Students and Teachers participated in the traditional and cultural part of festival with the villagers. Lamas, Village elders blessed everybody and extended their heartfelt hospitality to all.

Foundation Stone laying ceremony at Namsai


 


The foundation stone laying ceremony for the establishment of VKV at Namsai was conducted on 25th June. Sri Chowna Mein, Honourable Deputy Chief Minister, Arunachal Pradesh, Chow Tewa Mein and Zingnu Namchoom, Parliamentary Secretary and Sri R K Sharma, Deputy Commissioner, Namsai District graced the ceremony. Sri P. K. Pandey, CIC, Sri Unnikrishnan P M, Education Officer, Sri R Krishna Kumar, member VKVAPT, Mrs K K Reena, Principal, VKV Tafrogam were also present in the program.

Medical Camps at VKV Kharsang & Dado

 


A dental Medical camp was conducted for the students of Class I to X in VKV Kharsang from 19th June to 22nd June with the initiatives of Health Unit of Arun Jyoti Project, Vivekananda Kendra-Kanyakumari. The main Resource person for the camp was Dr Ratul Das (Dentist). A total number of 380 students and 23 parents got the benefit of the Camp. On 22nd June, Dr Ratul Das also took a session on ‘Health and Hygiene for Class VIII to X students. In VKV Dado, a medical Camp was conducted on 12 June. After deliberation from Dr Tadar Tagh and his team, an essay and drawing competition was conducted and prizes were given.
“Good motives, sincerity and infinite love can conquer the world. One single soul possessed of these virtues can destroy the dark designs of millions of hypocrites and brutes.”
~~ Swami Vivekananda

Thursday, 23 March 2017

News Round-up February & March 2017


News Round-up February & March 2017

The Matri Puja conducted in the last part of the academic session in VKVs evokes a great feeling in the participants and once again affirms the significance of mother in anybody’s life.The role of mother in shaping the character of the child is paramount. In Mahabharata there is an interesting episode in which the mother’s clear vision of the role to be played by her child is reflected. The Pandavas were planning to have compromise to avoid any sort of war and requested Sri Krishna to carve a way out for the same. On knowing the same, Kunti, told very firmly “The time has come for which I a Kshatriya woman have given birth to my sons, as a Kshatriya they should see to it that Dharma prevails. For ensuring that Dharma prevails, they should fight for the good to eradicate adharma in the society.”Such type of firm conviction held by the mother will definitely steer their children in the right direction.
The academic session 2016-17 is in the fag end now. The year has gone very successfully with lot of activities in which students, staffs and the community at large have garnered lot of enrichments.
There were many activities conducted during the months February and March to share with all of you.

Conduct of Matri Puja 

 


Matri Puja was conducted in all the Secondary and Higher Secondary schools in the month of February with enthusiasm and spirit. Matri Puja is one of the important programs for the students of Class X who are going to appear in the first public examination in their life. In this particular well organized program students express their deep devotion towards their mother by paad puja. Sri R Krishna Kumar from VKVAPT conducted Puja in maximum schools. Cluster-In-Charges were also present in the respective clusters. The significance of mother in everybody’s life was told before conducting the Puja. Moved by the formal Puja, mothers and the students expressed their enriching experiences in highly ecstatic terms in all the venues.

Inauguration of academic building and the hostel building


The inauguration of academic building and the hostel building of VKV Dollungmukh was done on 12 February 2017 by the Honorable Chief Minister Sri. Pema Khandu and Honorable Deputy Chief Minister Sri. Chowna Mein in the presence of their political colleague ministers of various port folios, administrative head of the district, officials of various departments of the state, the high profile officers of the Subansiri Lower Hydro Electric Project of NHPC at Gerukamukh and a grand gathering of public. There was a public meeting held on the occasion. The welcome address was accorded by Sri. P.M.Unnikrishnan, the Education Officer of VKVs in Arunachal Pradesh. The dignitaries acknowledged the selfless service of VKVs in the state while addressing the gathering. The students of the school presented welcome song and traditional dances which were appreciated by the all.

Exposure to selected Children’s Film

Children’s Film Shows were organized at VKVRoing ,Sunpura, Tezu and Tafrogam during 16th to 20th February in collaboration with Cine Darbaar (A Welfare Society working in the field of art & culture having the Head office at Delhi),an empanelled agency of Children’s Film Society of India (Ministry of Information and Broadcasting). In addition to the screening of selected films, there were film review, quiz and interactive sessions.

Superannuation of veteran workers of VKVs

After immense contribution to the VKVs of Arunachal Pradesh from the early years of its genesis many of the Karyakartas have attained superannuation this session. Sri Ramanand Yadav, Sri Rameswar Prasad Dubey, Sri P.T. Nandakumar, Sri N Kumeravel, Sri Subhash Chandra Dixit, Sri J Manoharan from the Teaching Staff and Sri Mahesh B.Menon, Sri Jiten Rajak, Sri Thakurdas Mahato, , Sri Abdul Kadir, Sri B. Ethuraju from the non- teaching Staffs are attaining superannuation in this session. All of them have served the VKVs in various capacities with utmost sincerity and dedication which will remain in the annals of VKVs. We take this opportunity to extend our heartfelt gratitude. As they are retired but not tired, many of them will continue to extend their service in VKVs.

Niyojan Baithaks

In order to implement the three important points in the next academic year namely: Spoken English, Kendra Prarthana and Cultural clarity, many of the schools have conducted Baithaks to make various plans to materialize the same.VKV Kharsang, VKV Jairampur, VKV Amliang, VKV Changlang conducted Niyojan Baithakon various dates in the presence of Smt Pratibha Kulkarni, Office Secretary, VKVAPT. All the teachers put forwarded various ideas in brainstorming sessions to be taken up to strengthen each point. Methodologies like group discussion, assignment, wearing traditional attire, Swadhaya, wide circulation of VKIC literature, popularizing of different art forms etc were suggested by the teachers. In schools committees also have been formed to implement various activities. Other schools like Sunpura, Dado, Niausa etc also have conducted meetings to chalk out activities in this connection.

Vivek Inspire Workshop 


The Vivek Inspire Project with the objective to nurture the talented students have completed two years providing special guidance to two batches of selected students. Students from 20 VKVs are availing the opportunity to get special coaching from the Resource persons selected by Jnana Prabodhini, Pune and the trained mentors in the school level. The third Vivek Inspire Workshop for both the batches have been held at VKV Balijan, Ziro and Roing from 22nd to 28th March. Resource persons from Jnana Prabodhini, Pune have been conducting the workshops in all the three venues. All the Vivek Inspire Mentors also are attending the workshops.

Visit of Renowned architect

Professor K T Ravindran, an architect of repute visited the new site for VKV, Basar along with Sri P M Unnikrishnan, Education Officer, VKVAPT. Professor K T Ravindran is the founder and the President of the Institute of Urban Designers-India, a professional association of qualified urban designers.

Conduct of SA II examination

The SA II examination was conducted in all the schools from 8th to 21st of March. The residential students will be leaving for vacation on 21st itself except the Class X students who are appearing in the final examination.

Akil Bharatia Adhikari Baithak

Sri Rupesh Mathur, Joint Secretary, Sri Arun Raj Singh Shekhawat, Administrative officer and Sri P.M. Unnikrishnan, Education officer, VKVAPT attended Adhikari Baithak held on 3 to 5 February at Aurangabad.

VKVAPT Team Meeting

A VKVAPT team meeting was conducted at VKVAPT, Dibrugarh on 28th February. All the Cluster In charges and the Administrative Committee members were present in the meeting. Mananeeya Pravinji, Secretary was present and guided all.

VarshikBaithak

 


The Varshik Baithak of the Vivekananda Kendra Arunachal Prant was held at VKV Roing from 3 to 5 March. Su Nivedita Bide, Vice-President of Vivekananda Kendra graced the occasion. In her speech on 4th March she mentioned Swamiji’s quotation that “Water the roots and the whole tree is watered “. She reiterated that ours is an all inclusive culture, that the whole Universe is interrelatedand interdependent. In his concluding speech Ma. Pravinji, Joint General Secretary of Vivekananda Kendrain his speech gave specific stress on strengthening and consolidating the system. In the Manthan sessions, the ways and the means to do the planning for any three selected activities by every school were discussed after selecting cluster wise subjects.

Recruitment Drive

A massive recruitment drive has been planned in various parts of India to recruit teachers for the next academic session. Many teachers and Principals and Recruitment team of VKVAPT are going to conduct interview in 33 places of India during the months March to May.

APS at Kanyakumari

Acharya Prashikshan Shibir would be starting on 1st April at V.K. Kanyakumari. 74 Participants are expected from to attend the Shibir from VKVs of Arunachal Pradesh.
Three things are necessary to make every man great, every nation great 1) Conviction of the powers of goodness. 2) Absence of jealously and suspicion. 3) Helping all who are trying to be and do good.
~~ Swami Vivekananda

Friday, 27 January 2017

News Round-up December 2016

News Round-up December 2016

Final of Inter-VKV Bhagawad Gita Chanting Competition 2016@ Majuli


The final of the Inter-VKV Bhagawad Gita Chanting Competition was conducted in Majuli on 10th December 2016. The competition assumed a grandeur being conducted in Majuli, the Cultural capital of Assam, a place with rich cultural tradition and association with Sri Sankardeva and Madhabdeva.
Salient features of the Competition
Particulars Dignitaries present Salient Features
Inaugural Session ·Chief Guest: Satradhikar Uttar Kamalabari Satra Sri Sri Janardana Dev Goswami Prabhu as the Chief Guest
·Guest Speaker: Shri Ramsagar Nath, Retired Principal, Rangasahi College, Majuli
· An overview of the Gita Chanting Competitions 2016 by Shri R Krishna Kumar (VKVAPT),
· Chanting of Bhagawad Gita Chapter 16 in the presence of the audience by all 96 participants together...
Concluding function · Chief Guest : Satradhikar Gurmur Bar Satra Sri Sri Paramananda Dev Goswami Prabhu
· Guest Speaker: Shri Naren Chandra Thakuria, Retired Principal, Majuli College (VMC Member, VKV Majuli)
· Valedictory Address: Shri Vaibhav Nimbalkar (IPS), Superintendent of Police, Majuli District
Report Presentation
Prize Distribution
Cultural Program by the students of VKV Majuli
With the remarkable contribution of Shri Vasudev Upadhyaya Principal VKV Majuli and his team consisting of teachers, student volunteers, parents and well-wishers of the school who joined in various arrangements in the school made the whole atmosphere homely and comfortable for the visiting team, in spite of the constraints of space and materials in the school. The traditional Cultural programme by the students of VKV Majuli which included Mati Akhada, Ram Vijay Bhaona, Sali Nrityaas showcased the rich art and culture of Majuli and students cherished those moments. The visit to the Satras also left indelible mark on the students.
Shri R Krishna Kumar (VKVAPT) and Shri P Ajayan, CIC Siang (VKVAPT) were present throughout the competition. Sri Manoj Dutta, Teacher, VKV Kharsang looked after the vyavyastha part in the co-ordination with the Principal, VKV Majuli.
Overall the conduct of the competition will remain memorable for the participants as well as the spectators.
Final Result
  1. Group Competition Result:
State level position Group C Group D
Boys Girls Boys Girls
First EMRS Bana Tafrogam Roing Tafrogam
Second Balijan Balijan Nirjuli Nivedita Vihar
Third Roing Nivedita Vihar Seijosa Jirdin
  1. Individual Competition Result:
B/G Name Class VKV Group Individual Position
Km Dani Rinyi 8 Balijan C First
Km Munmuni Khimun 8 Tafrogam C Second
Km Maynu Bagang 8 Balijan C Third
Km Tai Yaker 9 Nivedita Vihar D First
Km Pungming Singhi 10 Nivedita Vihar D Second
Km Sahini Pul 10 Tafrogam D Third
Kr Pranab Sarkar 7 Balijan C First
Kr Bithal Bharadwaj 7 Balijan C Second
Kr Nikam Jokhio 8 EMRS Bana C Third
Kr Nitesh Kumar Maharaj 10 Nirjuli D First
Kr Jepan Teji 10 Roing D Second
Kr Getom Pertin 10 Roing D Third
All the VKVs of Arunachal Pradesh also celebrated Gita Jayanti with traditional fervor in the respective schools.

Prajnya Vikas Written Test 2016

A large number of students wrote the Prajnya Vikas Written Test in all the VKVs of Arunachal Pradesh which was conducted on 17th December. The Test aims to train the students in the twentieth century skills like qualitative reasoning, quantitative reasoning etc. In addition there were topics like Sister Nivedita, Mythologies, Current affairs, Scientist of India etc. The schools prepared the students for the Test well ahead of the time. The participation details in each category are given below:
Sub-Junior Junior Senior Total
3795 3673 2069 9537
Result of the Prajnya Vikas Written Test
Sub-Junior Category
Position Name Class VKV
First Kr Khushan Tayang V Roing
Second Km Rigio Bani V Balijan
Third Kr Sudarsan Das V Balijan
Third Kr Kijen Ranto V Kharsang
Third Km Bomngam Yomcha V Liromoba
Third Km Lindum Yarak V Dado
10 Consolation Prizes 3-Balijan, 3-VivekVihar,1 each by Itanagar, Oyan, Wessang & Nirjuli
Junior Category
First Kr Arnav Saikia VIA Yazali
Second Km Angki Perme VII Tafrogam
Third Kr Arnab Bhattacharjee VIII Vivek Vihar
Third Kr Dite Koje Tasing VIII Vivek Vihar
10 Consolation Prizes Naga Flago VIII 3-EMRS Bana, 2-Nirjuli, 2-Oyan,1 each by Niausa, Tafrogam& Kharsang
Senior Category
First Kr. Pankaj Tiwari IX Banderdewa
Second Kr. Nyato Rinya X Oyan
Third Km. Aloisi Towsik X Sunpura
Third Km. Tamo Dumi X Sunpura
9 Consolation Prizes 3-Sunpura,2- Vivek Vihar,1 each by Nirjuli, Tafrogam, Kuporijo, Sher
The winners in the school level as well as the Inter VKV level will receive lucrative prizes. The Inter VKV result analysis, along with the comparison of participation has been sent to the schools.

Inter VKV Essay Writing Competition

The Inter VKVs Essay Writing Competition was conducted in all the VKVs of Arunachal Pradesh on 26 November. After the school level result, the first position winners in each category were evaluated centrally for the state level positions. The following were the topics given for the competition:
Sl No Group Selected Topic
1 A ( Class III-V) Sister Nivedita- My Inspiration
2 B ( Class VI-VIII) The Indian Scientist Whom I admire the most
3 C ( Class IX-XII) Sister Nivedita- An ardent disciple of Swami Vivekananda
Result of the Inter VKVs Essay Writing Competition 2016
Category State level position Name of the student VKVs
A ( Class III to V) First Km Devu Krishna ( Class V) Nirjuli
Second Kr Gaurav Arun Rana(Class V) Tezu
Third Km Karpu Kabak Sonia (Class V) Raga
B( Class VI to VIII) First Swapnil L.Meshram ( Class VIII) Shergaon
Second Niya Neri ( Class VIII) Seijosa
Third Kr Maga Onam ( Class VIII) Raga
Gyamar Cheku ( Class VII) Joram
C( Class IX to XII) First Kr Anok Wangsa ( Class X) Amliang
Second Kr Bini Romin( Class X) Oyan
Third Km Thamna Laishram ( Class X) Wessang
Kr Saurabh Gogoi ( Class XI) Roing

Indigenous Faith Day Celebration


Indigenous Faith day was celebrated with many activities in all the VKVs on 1stof January. Students of VKV Tafrogam participated with band team in the mass procession at Tezu organized by IFCSAP Lohit Unit. The students and staffs of VKV Yazali took part in a colorful procession. Importance of the Day, Performance of folk song and dance were some of the activities conducted on the occasion.

Vidyarthi Vigyan Manthan

This is a national program for educating and popularizing science education among the school students from class VI to XI. With this main objective in focus, it conducts many activities like identifying talents in state and national level and felicitates them with prizes and certificates, provides hand -on experiments through workshops or other events, organizes exposure visits to various R& D industries, educates school children about India’s contribution to world’s Science and Technology. From the states of North East out of 120 students the following number of students cleared the stage I exam form VKVs:
Sl No VKV Number of students
1 Nirjuli 7
2 Roing 7
3 Tafrogam 5
4 Yazali 4
5 Jairampur 2
Total 25

Vivek Inspire Camp

The second Vivek Inspire workshop for 2nd batch (present Class VI) was conducted in different venues in the month of December. The workshops were conducted in three venues namely Roing, Balijan and Ziro. Resource persons sent by Gyana Probodhini Pune conducted the workshops in each venue. In the workshops students learnt various study skills and strategies such as General Mental ability test (GMAT), advanced mathematics, technique of gazing the stars, language skills, Diary writing, group activities, motivational video clips and traditional games etc.
Participation Details
Venue Duration of the camp Schools participated No of students
Balijan 14th to 19th December Itanagar, Nirjuli, Vivek Vihar, Banderdewa, Oyan, Nivedita Vihar, Seijosa, Balijan 46
Ziro 14th to 19th December Joram, Kuporijo, Raga, Koloriang, Sher, Ziro, Yazali 42
Roing 17th to 22nd December Roing, Tafrogam, Sunpura, Tezu 29

VMC Meeting at Yazali

The Vidyalaya Management Committee Meeting of VKV Yazali was conducted on 19th December at the Conference Hall, NEEPCO, Yazali. Sri Bijit Goswami, HOP, RHEP, Yazali along with other office bearers and parents representatives attended the meeting. Sri Rupesh Mathur, Joint Secretary, VKVAPT, Shri. Unnikrishnan P.M., Education Officer, Sri Anand Mohan Mishra, CIC Subansiri Cluster, Smt. Rita Raj, Principal, VKV NEEPCO- Yazali, Sri Sathian.T, Vice Principal, VKV NEEPCO- Yazali were present in the meeting representing VKVAPT. The meeting reviewed the decision taken in the last meeting and the action taken report. Matters related to required infrastructure, admission procedure etc were also discussed in the meeting.

Smart Class at Niausa

It is a matter of great pleasure that the honorable Deputy Commissioner of Longding dist., Sri Himanshu Gupta, IAS has provided a smart Class to VKV Niausa on his visit recently to the school. The teachers have started using the class which proved to be very useful to the students.

Ishaan Vikas


Ishaan Vikas is a comprehension program to introduce the students of North Eastern states to high quality academia. The entire program which consist of 15 days stay at the institute with diverse activities like series of lectures, lab visits, experiments, campus visit, excursion etc. have motivated the students to pursue higher studies in these institutions. In this session the following VKVs of Arunachal Pradesh (10 students from each school) availed the opportunity and visited the institutes as mentioned.
Details of VKVs availing Ishaan Vikas Program
Sl No VKV Visiting Institute
1 Balijan IIT Roorkee
2 Jairampur IIT Madras
3 Kharsang IIT Bhubaneswar
4 Kuporijo IIT Madras
5 Oyan IISER-Kolkata
6 Seijosa IISER-Pune
7 Sunpura IIT Kharagpur
8 Tafrogam IIT-Indore
9 N.Vihar IISER-Pune
10 Itanagar IIT-Delhi
11 Ziro IISER-Kolkata

Various Competition for Primary Class students

VKV Kuporijo organized Toys from Trash competition for the primary class students on 28th December in which 48 models were displayed in which many were working models. On the same day Rongoli and pictorial exhibition competition were conducted in connection with Samartha Bharat Parva. Dr. Ravikant Altekar, senior scientist BARC Mumbai inaugurated the event. Many parents and well-wishers while witnessing the event lauded the creativity of the students.

NSS Activity in the schools


The NSS Unit of VKV Itanagar conducted one day personality Development course for the volunteers on 29th December. Dr. Jyadeva Sahoo, Head of the Department, Education, Rajiv Gandhi University was the Chief Resource Person. He highlighted the importance of healthy, happy, peaceful and successful life. He advised the students to develop inner strength through meditation, concentration and self-control. Various musical rhythms for mental peace were played and tips were given to students for preparation for CBSE Class XII Board Examination. Sri K Jaisankar, Principal of the Vidyalaya, Sri KK Subramanian, Senior teacher, Sri Uthaman VN, NSS Programme Officer also spoke on the occasion. About 200 students and 10 teachers also attended the programme.
The NSS unit of VKV Shergaon also conducted a survey about the public facilities available in Shergaon village. Three public facilities i.e. govt. secondary school (Pengling), PHC Shergaon and post office and telecom (BSNL) were selected for this purpose. The NSS volunteers also carried out cleaning drive in different places of Shergaon area.

Guest Speaker Program

VKV Yazali conducted a lecture session on the topic, “Nyokum Yullo: Change and Continuity” by Sri Toko Tatto. In his key note address, he explained the significance of Nyokum festival and necessity of celebrating it, in its critical juncture. In the same time, Sri T.M. Sathian and Sri J. P. Kalita organized a symposium on the said topic wherein all the Nyishi students of Class IX to XII actively participated. Dr Giry Tally, MBBS spoke to the hostellers on personal hygiene at VKV Banderdewa

School level Science Exhibition


VKV Wessang conducted a science exhibition for the students of Class VI to X on 3rd of December. The students prepared 40 models on various themes. Dr Sanjay Borthakur the project coordinator of KVK Pampoli was the Chief Guest to inaugurate the program. VKV Vivek Vihar also conducted school level Science Exhibition on 3rd of December. Dr Swapna Deb, Senior Scientist attended the program as the Chief Guest. A total number of 80 models were exhibited.

Participation in Capacity Building Program by CBSE

Sri Chandan Gupta, teacher, VKV Sunpura participated in a capacity building program on life skills on 16th December at Borjhar, Guwahati. Sri Jay Kumar Singh, member CBSE was the resource person for the program.
With innovative activities and exposure, let us all infuse a great confidence in each of the students enabling to manifest the potentiality within them.
We want infinite energy, infinite zeal, infinite courage, and infinite patience, then only will great things achieved.
~~ Swami Vivekananda

Monday, 19 December 2016

News Round-up November 2016


News Round-up November 2016

Cluster Level Kho-Kho Volleyball Tournament

 


The Cluster level Kho-Kho and Volleyball competitions were held on 12 & 13 November 2016 at various venues. The venue wise results have been given below:
Sl. No. Cluster School Venue of the cluster level matches Cluster Level Winners
Kho -Kho Volleyball
1 Kameng Shergaon , Seijosa, Kitpi Tawang, Wessang, Nivedita Vihar, Bana (Only Kho-Kho) Nivedita Vihar Bana Nivedita Vihar
2 Papumpare Itanagar, Banderdewa, Nirjuli
Balijan (Only Volleyball) , VivekVihar
Balijan Nirjuli Balijan
3 Tirap Jairampur, Kharsang, Niausa, , Changlang( Only Kho-Kho) Jairampur Kharsang Jairampur
4 Lohit Roing, Tafrogam, Sunpura, Tezu ( Only Kho-Kho) Sunpura Tafrogam Sunpura
5 Subansiri Yazali, Ziro, Koloriang Raga, Joram(Only Kho-Kho) Ziro Ziro Ziro
6 Siang Kuporijo, Oyan, Jirdin, Yingkiong ( Only Kho- Kho),
Basar(Only Ko-Kho)
Jirdin Jirdin Oyan
Last Year’s Champion Balijan Yazali
Altogether 507 girl students from 29 VKVs participated in the Cluster level competition.

State Level Kho-Kho and Volleyball Tournament

 


The state level Kho-Kho and volleyball tournament was conducted at VKV Sunpura on 18th and 19th November 2016. A Total number of 84 Kho-kho and 63 Volley ball participants from 12 Cluster Level Winners and the last year’s champions participated in it. The introduction and other required formalities were done in the presence of Sri Krishna Kumar, VKVAPT and Sri P.K.Pandey, CIC,Lohit and Tirap Cluster on the day of the reporting.
The tournament was inaugurated on 18-11-16 at 9am by Major Shasi Kumar, Office in Commandant, Indian Army, Sadiya. Sri Bibhuti Bhusan Bal, Principal of VKV Sunpura welcomed all. Sri Unnikrishnan P.M., Education Officer, VKVAPT recalled Mandakini Didi in his address. Major Shasi Kumar blessed the participants and praised the works of Vivekananda Kendra in his short speech. A colourful mega dance was presented by the students of VKV Sunpura which marked the starting of the tournament.
Sri Danish Asraff, IAS, Deputy Commissioner of Lohit District was the chief guest in the valedictory function. He witnessed the final match of Kho-kho played between VKV Tafrogam and VKV Balijan. The result of the final tournament is given below.

Result of the State level Mandakini Kho-Kho & InterVKV Volleyball Tournament


Kho-Kho Volley Ball
Winner VKV Tafrogam VKV Yazali
Runners Up VKV Balijan VKV Nivedita Vihar
Fiar Play VKV Bana VKV Sunpura
Best Player Km. Tarh Pakka Of VKV Balijan Km.Puji Aniya Of VKV Yazali
Best Chaser Km. Aditi Kri Of VKV Tafrogam
Best Runner Km. Anisha Tayeng Of VKV Tafrogam
Best Scorer Km. Reetu Nilling Of VKV Nivedita Vihar

Prachodaya Shibir 2016

 



A total number of 246 ( 67 boys and 179 girls) selected meritorious students of present Class IX from 23 VKVs of Arunachal Pradesh participated in the Prachodaya shibir held at VKV Itanagar from 4th to 6th November. The students were the school toppers in Class VIII.
The inauguration program on 4th November was graced by Sri Bamang Felix, Parliamentary Sec, Education & IPR as the chief Guest .Other dignitaries present in the inaugural function included Dr.T.P.Sasikumar, Space scientist and the Resource person of the camp; Su. Reboti Didi, Jt.Sec. VKSPV;Sri P M Unnikrishnan, Education Officer,VKVAPT, Sri R Krishna Kumar, member VKVAPT, Sri Kamalakantji, VKSPV; Sri Lakhi Narayan Goswami, Principal, VKV, Dhemaji. The three toppers of VKVs in NE region in AISSCE 2016 were also awarded in the inaugural program.
The Prachodaya 2016 was designed to provide the students required motivation, exposure, interaction and an ideal daily routine to be followed for a successful life. The series of sessions taken by Dr T.P Sashikumar and Sri Arvind Gore proved to be very motivating for the participants. The participants also had exposure trips to Ganga Lake and Science Center Itanagar during the shibir which included interactions, exploration, treasure hunt etc. In a question answer session, students’ queries were clarified by Sri P.M Unnikrishnan and Sri R Krishna Kumar.

One day workshop for the Higher Secondary students of VKVs

 



The Class XII students of VKV Itanagar and XII and XI students of VKV Nirjuli attended a one day workshop by Dr T.P Sashikumar on 7th November. Relevant topics like Career counselling, Management of time, Strong character building were the main focus of the workshop. The immediate positive feedback given by the students proved the workshop to be highly beneficial.

Teachers Orientation Camp for the Social Science Teachers

 



A teachers’ Orientation Camp was organized for the teachers of Social Science in theVKVs of Arunachal Pradesh at VKV Jairampur from 9th to 11th November 2016 in which 52 teachers attended. Sri Prasant Divekar, Head of the teacher’s training at Jnana Prabodhini and Dr. Surendranath Thakurdesai, assistant professor were the main Resource persons for the Camp.The inauguration program was held on 9th November which was graced by Sri Rupesh Mathur, Joint Secretary, VKVAPT who urged the participants to teach Social Science as a medium to infuse patriotic feelings among the students as well as to comprehend the issues of the society in the right perspectives. Explaining the objective of the Camp, Sri P.M.Unikrihnan, Education Officer, VKVAPT appealed the participants to equip themselves to bring liveliness to the classrooms of Social Science so that students will have joyful learning. With umpteen numbers of activities, the Resource persons infused motivation as well as trained the participants to take up the subject with latest methodologies. The activities and content included Map Works, Chart preparation, Brainstorming, Group Discussion and presentation, Questionnaire preparation, analyzing video clips, Preparation of Concept map, objectives of teaching various discipline of Social Science etc. In order to have firsthand experience of organizing field trip, the participants were also taken for field trips to explore and understand the given tasks.

Teachers Orientation Camp for the Newly Joined Teacher

 



in order to orient the newly joined teachers in teaching methodology as well as to introduce them to the glorious works of Vivekananda Kendra and VKVs of Arunachal Pradesh, an orientation Camp was organized at VKV Tafrogam from 12th to 15th November. 42 teachers from the subjects Social Science, English, Maths and Science attended the Camp. The inauguration program conducted on 12th evening was graced by Sri Danish Ashraf, Deputy Commissioner, Lohit District.
Sri Prasant Divekar, Head of the teacher’s training, Jnana Prabodhini was the main Resource person of the Camp who took series of sessions on the process of learning through many activities. All the participants took active part in group works assigned to them. The participants also practiced and conducted Kendra Varga with enthusiasm. In a session taken by Sri P.M.Unnikrishnan, participants were told about the qualities that differentiate a VKV teacher from the rest of the teachers. The groups presented the entire process of learning through creative posters and presentation which were assessed and the winning team members were felicitated in the valedictory program.

Excellent Performance of VKV Students in State Merit Scholarship Examination

The students of VKVs have performed excellent in the SMSE examination held on 1st November 2016. Out of 30 selected students in the state, VKV students got 19 positions.
Fact file of SMSE 2016
VKVs secured 19 positions out of 30 in the state: 63% by VKV students among the state
VKV Vivek Vihar got 9 positions out of 19 in the state: 47% by VKV Vivek Vihar among the VKVs
Altogether 1300 students wrote the examination in the state
Top three position holder in the state
State Level Position Name of the student School Marks obtained
First Jenis Rigia VKV VivekVihar 81
Second Kago Duri VKV VivekVihar 76
Third Sri Jummo Ngomle VKV Seijosa 75
Sri Tagung Neri VKV Seijosa 75
School wise performance of VKVs
Sl No VKV Number of position secured
1 VivekVihar 9
2 Nirjuli 4
3 Seijosa 2
4 Itanagar 1
5 Jairampur 1
6 Sher 1
7 Jirdin 1
Total 19

Participation in IT Workshop and follow-up

 


Sri Gautam Das, IT Teacher of VKV Itanagar participated in a one day workshop conducted on 5th Nov 2016 at the Office of the DDSE, Capital complex regarding National Digital Literacy Mission under the Banner of Digital India Movement which is an integral component of the Prime Minister’s Vision of “Digital India”. The objective is to impart basic ICT skill which would enable the citizen to use IT and related applications and participate actively in the democratic process and further enhance opportunities for the livelihood. A team of NDLM visited VKV Itanagar and took an online test on 12-11-016 at the Computer lab for those students with Aadhar card after finger print verification.

Vivek Inspire Students Workshop

The Second Vivek Inspire Students Workshop for the first batch were conducted in three venues VKV Nirjuli, Ziro and Roing from 12th to 18th November. All the selected students participated in the workshops which were conducted by the Resource persons selected by Jnana Prabodhini, Pune.

Atal Tinkering Lab

VKV Jairampur and VKV Kuporijo submitted and presented the Innovative Lab model in stage 4 in relation to Atal Tinkering Lab, a Niti Ayog Initiative. Out of that VKV Kuporijo finally was selected for installation of the Lab. VKV Kuporijo is one among the 257 school in India and 2 schools in Arunachal Pradesh. AIM will provide grant- in-aid that includes a one-time establishment cost of 10 lakh and operational expenses of 10 lakhs for a maximum period of 5 years.

State level Science Exhibition

 



Km Kavya Jayan, Class X, VKV Itanagar stood in the second position in the state level Science Exhibition held on 25th November on the topic “Science, Technology and Mathematics for nation Building”. At least 26 students from various districts of Arunachal Pradesh participated in the state level competition.

NHPC State level Painting Competition

VKVs of Arunachal Pradesh exhibited good performance in the State level painting Competition conducted on 9th November. The following is the summary of result:
Category VKV’s Position
A Third Position: Tanushree Bhandekar, Class V, VKV Sunpura
Consolation Prizes:VKV Tezu,VKV Sher,
B Second position: Rinjin D Sona, Class VII, VKV Jirdin,
Consolation Prizes: 2 by VKV VivekVihar and 1 each by VKV Oyan, Itanagar, VKV Sher and VKV Tafrogam,

Cluster Level Gita Chanting Competition

 



The Cluster level Gita Chanting Competition was conducted on 2ndDecember for PapumPare Cluster and on 28thNovember in all other clusters. The following were the Cluster level Winners :
Venue of
Cluster Level
Group C Group D
Boys Girls Boys Girls
Oyan Oyan Jirdin Oyan Jirdin
Ziro Sher Joram Sher Ziro
Itanagar Balijan Balijan Nirjuli VivekVihar
Seijosa EMRS Bana Nivedita Vihar Seijosa Nivedita Vihar
Kharsang Changlang Niausa Kharsang Kharsang
Tafrogam Roing Tafrogam Roing Tafrogam
The Cluster Level winners are eligible to participate in State level Gita Chanting Competition to be held at Majuli.

BhoomiPujan for the higher Secondary Block of Balijan, Staff quarters in Nirjuli & Multipurpose hall in Seijosa

 



The Bhumi Pujan for the mentioned infrastructures were held during the month. Mananeeya Pravinji graced the occasion in VKV Balijan along with architect Sri Ashank Sharma. The Bhumi Pujan for the three storied RCC Residential building at VKV Nirjuli was performed on 5th November.

Interactive Session for the Parents and Students of Vivek Inspire

An interactive session for the parents and the students of Vivek Inspire students was conducted on 7th November. The main speaker was Dr.T.P.Sashikumar. There were nearly 60 parents and 55 students.

Science Exhibition in Itanagar

 



Students of Class-III toXI of VKV Itanagar presented 123 innovative and creative models in a school level exhibition held on 24th November 2016. Sri Vivek Kumar, Curator ,State Science Centre, Itanagar and Prof. Smt. Anuradha Panigrahi, Dept. of Physics, D.N.College were the Judges in this Exhibition.
Sri Pravin Dabholkar, All India Joint General Secretary, VK Kanyakumari and Sri Rupesh Mathur, Jt. Secretary, VKVAPT graced the concluding function and encouraged and advised the students to continue their inquisitiveness and keep on igniting their minds.
The exhibition was also witnessed by the teachers and Students from KV -2, DPS Itanagar, VCS and VKV VivekVihar in the Capital complex.

Chief Minister’s visit to VKV Shergaon

The honorable CM of Arunachal Pradesh Sri Pema Khandu visited VKV Shergaon on 11th November. The school welcomed him in a befitting manner.In his address to the students, he extolled the contribution of the school in giving to the state, quite a number of officers who are contributing immensely to the welfare and progress of the state. He advised the students to study hard and bring happiness in the face of the parents who basically are pastoral farmers. He also donated 50,000/ to purchase high quality water filter for the students mess.

Visit of Sri Arvind Goreji to Yazali & Shergaon

Sri Arvind Gore, an educational consultant having wide experience visited VKV Yazali and Shergaon during the month. Sri Goreji had intensive supervising and training modules with the teachers of both the schools focusing on the improvement of results of the school in general and Class X and XII in particular.

Library Week Celebration 



All the VKVs of Arunachal Pradesh celebrated Library Week from 19th November to 26th November with manifold activities like Book Review, Book Collection drive, Speech by Book lovers, Visit to District Library etc.

Celebrations

 


All the VKVs celebrated Sadhana Divas, the birth anniversary of Mananeeya Eknathji Ranade with enthusiasm and true spirit. In addition to other programs, swadhaya on the letter of Mananeeya Nivedita Didi, written on the occasion of Sadhana Divas was done. In addition to Sadhana Divas, children’s day was also observed with usual pomp and show. VKV Oyan organized a talent show for the primary students on the occasion.

Friday, 25 November 2016

News Round-up October 2016


News Round-up October 2016

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
Sl No Name of the VKV Number of participants Name of the Chief Guests & Other dignitaries present
1 Joram 24 Sri Joram Bath, ASM & Sri Joram Motu, ASM
2 Jairampur 92 Sri Rajesh Grover, CO & Captain Rahul Verma, 13th Assam Rifles
3 Oyan 37 Sri Yide Potom, FRO, Ruksin,Dr.U.R.Sirker, MO Sri V. Lowang
4 Raga 31 Yogendra Tripathy, Headmaster, Hutho Middle School
5 Changlang 37
6 Nirjuli 102 Sri P.M.Unnikrishnan, Education Officer, VKVAPT
7 Yazali 41 Sri Dakkam Karlo, Account Officer,NEEPCO
8 Dollungmukh 16
9 Kuporijo 58 Sri Reri Kotin Sogum, advocate, Alumnus of VKV Kuporijo
10 Tafrogam 60 Sri P.K.Pandey, CIC, VKVAPT & Smt.Hage Bibijan, Teacher, Govt.Sec School, Telluliang, Solai Ngadong, Gaon Budha
11 Liromoba 41
12 Balijan 87 Sri Tashi Sarda, ASM, 8 teachers from different schools, Sri P.M.Unnikrishnan, Education officer, VKVAPT
13 Basar 42 Sri H Migo Basar, Chairman, School Support Group, Dr.Limar Karga, Dentist
14 Tezu 61 Dr.Suchitra Kakoti,Principal, Denning College of Teacher Education, Tezu
15 Amliang 41
16 Wessang 59 Sri Pai Dawe, Saha Pranta Pramukh, VK, Arunachal Prant& S.D Pandey, Lecturer, DIET
17 Sunpura 145 Sri S.Upadhaya& Sri T.Sharma HM of Govt Secondary School Yealiang&Toribari respectively
18 Chayang Tajo 53 Sri Ashok Tajo, ADC, Chayang Tajo, Sri Raju Bagang, JE( PHED); Su Taya Yullu, CO; Sri Dali Tajo, BEO; Dr Khoda Tada, MO
19 Kimi 39
Total
1066
The Shibir with manifold activities with an ideal daily routine including Prarthana, Yoga & Pranayama, Kridya Yoga, discourses, creative tasks, group discussion etc. have made the participants to gather unforgettable memories and impression which may influence them for a longer time. As one of the participants in Tezu Kr Nabin Limbu, a student of Class VII from Govt. Upper Primary School No II- Tezu has expressed in the feedback “I will come to this shibir every year as it is very beneficial. I am so happy that I have participated in this shibir”. In many schools resource persons from neighboring area also extended their valuable guidance to the participants which has made the event as an excellent example of community participation.

Participation in Workshop for the Accountant


All the Cluster Accountants of VKVAPT along with the Account Officer Sri Arindam Bhattacharya participated in the Accountants’ Workshop for VK North East held at VKIC on 5th& 6th October. CA Sri Ashok Junagade, VK Kanyakumari (Nasik) & Sri Nandan Kulkarni, VK Kanyakumari were the main Resource persons for the camp. There were many discussions and finalization of procedures and guidelines regarding Accounts in the Workshop. The role of the accountants also were discussed in detail. Some records and registers formats have been finalized to be used in different set ups. Action Plans to complete the Accounts on time has been chalked out. The Workshop has helped the participants to streamline the accounting procedures for speedy and timely completion.

Excellent performance of VKVs in District Level Science Congress

VKVs of Arunachal Pradesh have exhibited excellent performance in the District level Science Congress. In maximum districts, VKV students stood in the top positions and made themselves eligible for the state level competition.
District Level Positions by VKVs in Science Congress
District District Level Position VKV Name of the Group Leader
Lower Dibang Valley First &Second Roing Kr. Siddarth Srivastav and Km. Nikhita Rai
West Siang First &Second Jirdin Km. Eesha Lollen & Km. Nasum Tajom
Lower Subansiri First &Second Ziro Km Pakmum Muri& Gyati Ankha
Lohit First& Second Tafrogam Km. Nyamne Tayeng & Km. Debadrita Chakraborty
East Kameng First VKV Wessang Km. Thamna Laisram
Second EMRS Bana Km. Karjung Dada
Papum Pare First& Second Nirjuli
East Siang First& Third Oyan Km Techi Bini& Kr Pebom Ango
Anjaw Second& Third Amliang
Changlang First Jairampur
Upper Siang First& Second Yingkiong Kr Daniel Nangkar & Kr Kading Mize
West Siang First& Second Jirdin
Student of the Year Award for VKV Roing students


LIC of India Doom Dooma branch organized a felicitation programme for the rank holders of VKV Roing which was graced by Sri.Sanjay Kr Sain IPS, SP Roing as the Chief guest.. The selected 30 students were awarded trophies and certificates. The students of Class X to XII were given inputs for availing various scholarships by LICI. There were other dignitaries like Sri. Opir Paron, DSP, Roing, Sri. B.K.Das, Sr. Business Associate, Sri.Rajiv Gogoi BM, LICI Doom Dooma, Sri.UmaKant , Commandant 55 ITBP, Roing etc.

Participation in workshop by National School of Drama


Sri Sadanand Chaturvedi and Rishi Kr Das, teachers VKV Roing participated in a workshop organized by National School of Drama from 17th to 19th October 2016. The main resource persons were Sri. Dorjee Wangdi who is an Ex VKVian from VKV Shergaon and Sri. Ajay Bhattacharjee. The school has the plan to use their training in organizing drama events on various occasions in the school.

Visit of Union Minister of State to VKVs


The entire team of VKV Dollungmukh availed 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 on 25th October as a part of his major visit to the Subansiri Lower Hydro Electric Project of NHPC at Gerukamukh. He was accompanied by host of other high profile officers. The visit and the interaction with the staff of the Vidyalaya left an indelible mark on the dignitaries as the revered Union Minister Dr. Sri. Sanjeev Kumar Balyan registered his remarks in the Visitor’s Register of the Vidyalaya as “Very Beautiful and Inspiring”. With The initiation of Sri. Ratish Kumar, the Director of the Projects of NHPC, he also interacted with Kr. Bini Sunny of Class IV who surprisingly read 103 library books during the last academic session.

Participation in Awareness camp


VKV Dollungmukh students and staff participated in an awareness Camp on education, Health and Economic sector organized for the populace of the circles of Dollungmukh, Kamporijo and Raga by Raga Area Employees Welfare Association ( RAEWA). It is a matter of great pleasure that most of the Resource persons were alumni of VKVs including Er Mago Tasso, the General Secretary of the Association. Sri R Murugan, Principal, VKV Dollungmukh was one of the Resource persons and spoke on the topic “ Education in the past, present and future” with a special focus on Arunachal Pradesh.

New Staff Quarter at VKV Joram

VKV Joram will have new Staff Quarters soon. The lay out work for the construction was started in the presence of Sri P.M.Unnikrishnan, Education Officer, VKVAPT, Sri. Anand Mohan Mishra, CIC, Subansiri Cluster and, Mr. & Mrs. Badave, Architects on 28th September.
The Bhoomi Puja for the same was conducted on 7th October.
Do not go for glass beads leaving the mine of diamonds! This life is a great chance---
Seek for the highest, aim at the highest and you shall reach the highest.
~~ Swami Vivekananda.