Monday, 8 December 2014

News Round-up @ November 2014

News Round-up @ November 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,
                                         ------------------------------------
                                                    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:-

National Launching of Mananeeya Eknathji Janma Shati Parva

The national launching   of Mananeeya Eknathji Janma Shati Parva on 9th November 2014 at Vigyan Bhavan, New Delhi was grand and inspirational. The grandeur of the program was enhanced with the inspirational speech by the Honorable Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi. The program was live on many channels and internet and was watched all over the country by Karyakartas, teachers, students and well-wishers of Vivekananda Kendra. 
Revered Swami Govind Giri Maharaj, Working President of Bharatmata Mandir, Haridwar, Shri Dipok Kumar Barthakur, Chairman of the Mananeeya Eknathji Janma Shati Parva committee, Mananeeya A. Balakrishnanji, Vice President of Vivekananda Kendra, Shri  Krishna Kumar Asthanana, Vice- Chairman of the Committee, Justice C.V.Ramulu another Vice-Chairman of the Committee , Swami Chaitanyananda, President of Hindu Dharm Vidya Peetham, Vellimalai, Tamilnadu, Smt. Pramila Tai Medhe, Poorva Pramukh Sanchalika of Rashtra Sevika Samiti and Dr. M. Lakshmikumari, Director, Vivekananda Kendra Vedic Vision Foundation were also on the dais to participate in the inauguration.   

Inter VKV Volley ball and Mandakini Memorial Kho-Kho Tournament-Final

The final matches of inter VKV Level Volley ball and Mandakini Memorial Kho-Kho Tournaments were conducted in VKV Balijan from 23rd to 25th November. 7 cluster level winner teams in both the events competed in the Final Round.        
           
                                    Cluster level Winners competing in the Final
Volleyball: Jairampur, Sunpura, Kuporijo, Yazali, Vivek Vihar, Nivedita Vihar & Shergaon
Kho –Kho:  Kharsang, Tafrogam, Kuporijo, Ziro, Balijan, Nivedita Vihar & Itanagar
The event was inaugurated by Shri. Nabam Rebia, Hon’ble Speaker, Government of Arunachal Pradesh at VKV Balijan in the presence of Shri Chuku Takar, ADC, Balijan, Shri Moki Loyi, EAC, Balijan, Shri Tana  Puna, ZPM, Balijan. 
Speaking on the occasion, Shri Nabam Rebia said “He is fascinated to attend  any Programme of VKVs as he is impressed with Discipline, Patriotism and spirit” He urged the students to be useful citizens of the country. VKVs known for quality and it can be compared with any other good public schools of the country.
                                                            Final Result at a glance
Event
Final match
Winner
Other Achievements
Volleyball
VKV Nivedita Vihar v/s VKV Yazali
VKV Yazali
Fair Play: VKV Shergaon
Best Player: Km Bamang Nime (VKV Yazali)
Kho-Kho
VKV Balijan v/s VKV Tafrogam
VKV Balijan
Fair Play: VKV Ziro
Best Runner: Km Damgin Dulom(VKV Balijan)
Best Chaser: Km Kangam Loya(VKV Balijan)
Notable: VKV Balijan retained Mandakini Memorial Rolling Trophy by winning 3 times consecutively.

Inter VKV- Bhagawad Gita Chanting Competition

The State level Gita Chanting Competition was held in VKV Balijan on 23 and 24th November. A total number of 24 students (12 girls and 12 boys) who were the winners in the Cluster level Competition competed in Group C and D. The final result has been given below:
Inter VKV Bhagawad Gita Chanting Competition 2014 -State Level Result
Group
Grade
Boys
VKV
 
C-Boys
A+
Kr Rishav Rai
VKV Jairampur
 
A
Kr Shravan S Kumar
VKV Tezu
 
B
Kr Millo Darang
VKV Oyan
 
C-Girls
A+
Km Pem Yanchin
VKV Kitpi Tawang
 
A
Km Ria Doloi
VKV Tafrogam
 
B
Km Jiya Rigia
VKV Kuporijo
 
D-Boys
A+
Kr Chopngo Pansa
VKV Jairampur
 
A
Kr Donyi Riang
VKV  Shergaon
 
B
Kr Biprasis Chakraborty
VKV Kuporijo
 
D-Girls
A+
Km Chaithanya V Kumar
VKV Itanagar
 
A
Km Alina Tok
VKV Nivedita Vihar
 
B
Km Pagyir Riba
VKV Jirdin
 

National Children Science Congress

VKVs of Arunachal Pradesh have shown their supremacy in the 22nd National Children’s Science Congress under the theme ‘Understanding Weather and Climate’ in different levels.
                                                District Level Science Congress Result 
District
Name of the Group Leader
VKV
Position won in the District Level
Papum Pare
Km. Kanchan Dui
Nirjuli
First
Kr. Lumar Kipa
Sher
Third
Kurung Kumey
Km.Dongche Lucy
Koloriang
First
Kr. Bengia Yubeh
Second
Lower Subansiri
Kr. Kipa Tachuk
Yazali
First
Km. Jerose Kardu
Ziro
Second
Km.Chera Yakap
Yazali
Third
Lohit
Km. Queenchilu Tayeng
Tafrogam
First
Km.Anemri Nagil
Sunpura
Second
Km. Kajem Wangpan
Third
East Siang
Km.Preety Ray
Oyan
First
Km.Pipi Gao
Second
Upper Siang
Km.Obinam Tekseng
Yingkiong
First
Lower Dibang Valley
Kr.Samrat Nath
Roing
First
Kr. Millo Dacha
Second
Kr. Gedum Lego
Third
Changlang
Kr. Sachidanand Soaham Gupta
Jairampur
First
West Kameng
Km.Pema Lama
Shergaon
Second
West Siang
Km.Toyir Kamgo
Jirdin
First

Anjaw
Km. Jannu Ori

Amliang
Second
Kr. Chau Jeyhoung Jenow
First

Upper Subansiri
Kr. Ajimso Ngandong

Kuporijo
Second
Kr. Kamlesh Prasad
First

East Kameng
Kr. Neeraj Kumar Chutia

Nivedita Vihar
Second
Km.Jasmine Cheda
First
Km. Alina Tok
Third

VKVs in State Level Science Congress

The State event, organized by Arunachal Pradesh State Council for Science & Technology (APSCST) at Arunachal Pradesh Science Centre and catalyzed by National Council for Science & Technology Communication (NCSTC), DoST, GoI, saw total 45 projects by district level child scientists from 15 districts (except Dibang Valley and Longding).
State Level Result
(8 including the top three positions out of 10 occupied by VKVs)

Position
Name of the Student
School
First
Kr. Millo Dacha
VKV Roing
Second
Km.Jasmine Cheda
VKV Nivedita Vihar
Third
Kr. Kipa Tachuk
VKV Yazali
Fourth
Km.Toyir Kamgo
VKV Jirdin
Fifth
Kr. Sachchidanand Soaham Gupta
VKV Jairampur
Seventh
Km.Pipi Gao
VKV Oyan
Ninth
Kr. Chau Jeyhoung Jenow
VKV Amliang
Tenth
Kr. Neeraj Kumar Chutia
VKV Kuporijo

The top ten positions will represent Arunachal Pradesh in the national level to be held in Bangalore during December 27 to 31, 2014.
The second group member of the best two projects adjudged in this competition will get an opportunity to present their projects at the 102nd session of Indian Science Congress scheduled at Bombay University, Mumbai during January 3-7 next.

VKV shines at Governor’s Quiz

VKVs have occupied the top notch two positions in the Governor’s Quiz held on 15th November. The details are given below:
Position
Name of the students
VKV
1st
Amarjeet Singh and Deep Jyoti Sapkota
Nirjuli
2nd
Yigam Haider and Pema Noksol
Roing

Vigyan Yatra Volunteer’s Workshop

A workshop for the Mobile Science Laboratory (MSL) was conducted on 9th November in VKV Nirjuli. A total number of 46 participants from different VKVs and student volunteers from NIT, NERIST and Rajiv Gandhi University attended the Workshop. The workshop enriched the participants on various experiments to be demonstrated in the MSL. The Resource Persons for this workshop were five senior citizens from Maharashtra. They all have retired from their active service life and are contributing to the nation with NGO “Vigyan Vahini” of Pune.

Sadhana Divas Celebration

All the VKVs of Arunachal Pradesh celebrated Sadhana Divas in the most spectacular manners. Various programs were conducted on that day. The details of the programs are given below:
Sl No
VKV
Nature of program
No of program
Attendance
Remarks
1
Amliang
1. Swachh Bharat Abhiyan in Hayuliang where 43 participated 2. Usual observation programme in the school
2
258

2
Tafrogam
1. Pushpanjali, speeches etc. in usual observation programme 2. Swadhyaya for students of classes 9 & 10 (92 participated) 3. 2 Dramas in Sanskrit on Eknathji by classes 7 & 8 students 4. Swadhyaya of Teachers in the evening
4
263

3
Tezu
1. A programme for sadgamaya students
2. Usual observation programme in school
3. Kabaddi competition for students of VKV Tezu

3
309

4
Roing
1. Class 3-5 in the open ground for usual observation
2. Class 6-12 in the auditorium (Geet, Pushpanjali, video show)
2
700

5
Sunpura
1 Yuva Sammelan in the Vidyalaya
1
412
329 were from outside
6
Kharsang
1. Usual observation programme (419) 2. 12 KM Marathon : school to check-gate and back (109)
3. Quiz on Mananeeya Eknathji - house wise- 16 4. Kabaddi competition (80) 5. Volley ball (Staff Vs. Students (18)
5
528

7
Jairampur
2 programmes in school itself in two locations
2
380

8
Changlang
Usual observation in the school only
1
186

9
Niausa
Pushpanjali -Shri James Lego, DSP was the chief guest, T Josem (Former VKVians), Inspector of IRBN spoke on  contribution of Eknathji
1
330

10
Seijosa  & Nivedita Vihar
Procession-DFO flagged off, ADC was the Chief Guest
1
550

11
Shergaon
Usual Program in the school along with alumni
1
406

12
Tawang
Speech in the morning assembly; Speech, Drawing, Extempore Speech Competitions among the students.
3
182

13
Wessang
Program in the school itself
1
205

14
Itanagar
Eknathji Pradarshani, Inauguration of Eknathji Darpan and Eknathji Vaktitamala,Wall Magazine
4
715

15
Nirjuli
Lecture, Library Week inaugurated by Dr Joram Begi,Dr.Arkotong Longer, Lecturer in Religious Studies, University of Edinburg, United Kingdom was also present. 8 nos of Wall magazines were also inaugurated on the day.
4
800

16
Banderdewa
Marathon Race
1
50

17
Balijan
Procession, Pushpanjali, Speech, Quiz
4
450

18
Vivek Vihar
Speech, Elocution
2
670

19
Sher
Program in the school itself
1
280

20
Yazali
School Program-Speech, other cultural programs, Cleaning drive, Inauguration of Library Week, Final of school level Kabbadi competition
5
655

21
Ziro
Pushpanjali Karyakram in the school
1
870
300 parents and students
22
Koloriang
Program in the school
1
300
Parents also attended
23
Joram
Cultural Program by the students-Drama on Eknathji, Patriotic Song etc, Parents and well wishers attended.
1
315
125 nos parents and well wishers
24
Dado
Regular program in the school itself
1
120

25
Raga
Regular program in the school itself
1
240

26
Kuporijo
Lectures by students in nearby govt schools
1


27
Jirdin
Yuva Sammelan
1
143
All from outside
28
Basar
Yuva Sammelan-Sri Narendra Modi’s Inaugural Speech, Screening of the trailer of ‘Eknathji-One life One Mission’
1
258
99 from outside
29
Oyan
Yuva Sammelan
Regular Program in the school
2
400
Yuva Sammelan in Ruksin Higher Secondary School-53 participated
30
Liromoba
Program in the school itself
1
160

31
Yingkiong
Yuva Sammelan-Dr. Tariq Thomas inaugurated the Youth Camp, ZPM Bading Teng, SP Tage Habung also were present
1
1500
Different school from Yingkiong township

The VKVAPT Administrative office, Dibrugarh also conducted a program to mark the occasion which included Group Discussions (in three groups) on the Write –up by Mananeeya Nivedita Didi, Speech, Patriotic Song and Puspanjali. The staffs also went to offer obeisance in the Pushpanjali Karyakram organized in Thana Charali in the afternoon.

Library Week Celebration

Library week was celebrated with manifold activities in consonance with the Sadhana Divas in many of the VKVs. The week was marked by various activities aiming to promote healthy reading habit and to expose the students to the world of books. Interactive sessions by writers from the localities, Book donation drive to enrich the school library, Display and Book Review Sessions, Owning a Book Drive (List was provided which included Kendra Publications and teaching Resource Books) were some of the highlights of the week.

Celebration of Local Festivals

Students from all VKVs celebrate the local festivals with much enthusiasm. VKV Kharsang celebrated the Rangfra festivals of the Tangsa Community with many activities. The students along with staff in many groups visited the Rangfra mandirs .During their presence in the mandirs, all the students and staff attended the prayer session, delivered speech and presented Rangfra Bhajans. The participation in the programme was appreciated by all the members of Rangfra society.

Talent Show and Exhibition by Primary Class Students

In order to give a vent to the multifarious potentiality of the students VKVs conduct Talent show. In the talent show conducted by VKV Kharsang following were the programs:
Some Activities Conducted in Talent Show
Science Model Exhibition, Gita Chanting, Group Song, Recitation of Capitals of the states of India, Districts of Arunachal Pradesh and Head Quarters, Different tribes and their festivals,  Number Rhyme in group, Multiplication table 1-20,Demonstration of Yoga Asanas, Action Song etc.
The large number of parents present in the program could experience a unique feeling by witnessing such program which reiterated the saying of Swami Vivekananda, ‘Education is the manifestation of the perfection already in man’ 
VKV Jairampur and VKV Seijosa also conducted Talent show with many activities which also have culled appreciation from the parents.

Vigyan Yatra

Vigyan Yatra which was flagged off on 31 October 2014 has covered a large number of students from many schools from Papum Pare, Lower Subansiri and Kurung Kumey Districts.   A total number of 30 schools have been so far covered in the month of November benefitting 5334 students. The Vigyan Yatra is proceeding with the involvement of many volunteers to cover more schools in other districts of Arunachal Pradesh.

Everesters Visited VKV Kuporijo

Three Everesters namely:  Sri Tapi Mra, First Aruanchali Everester; Sri Nima Lama, Everester from Bomdila; Sri Tame Bagang, Everester from Seppa visited VKV Kuporijo on 1st November and interacted with the students. The Everesters answered various questions raised by the students on mountaineering and allied Sports. They advised the students to take part in Various Co-curricular activities.

Participation in national level program in connection with Uddan

Udaan is a program of mentoring selected 1000 girl students to compete for admission at Premier Engineering Colleges. Tutorials, lectures and study material for preparation for IIT JEE will be provided online and on tablets given to the students and the comprehensive course will be provided in an online and offline format free of cost.5 Students from VKV Nirjuli, 1 from VKV Roing attended the national program of Udaan by CBSE. The students were given tablets to get the benefit of the online Resources. Km.Ridhi Srivastva of VKV- Nirjuli bagged the opportunity to speak and won the appreciation from all in the grand program organized in Delhi. To and fro flight charges and very good accommodation were also provided to them.

Inter VKV Essay Writing Competition 2014

A large number of students took part in the Inter VKV Essay Writing Competition 2014, conducted on 20th October in all the VKVs. The result of the same has been given below:

Category
Position
Name
Class
VKV
A
First
Km Archisha. U.K
V
Nirjuli
Second
Kr Rubom Tabom Maga
V
Raga
Third
Kr Angik Mandal
V
Vivek Vihar
B
First
Km Tenzin Tsomu
VIII
Nivedita Vihar
Second
Km Arya R.Pillai
VIII
Nirjuli
Third
Km Geter Basar
VIII
Basar
C
First
Km Tasso Rohnya
XI
Itanagar
Second
Kr Lumar Kipa
X
Sher
Third
Kr Siddharth Pradhan
IX
Shergaon
Prizes for the school level as well as Inter VKV level will be given to the winners.

Participation in the Adventure Youth Camp in Kaziranga

41 Students from VKV- Nirjuli and Itanagar attended Adventure Youth camp organized by Chinmaya Yuva Kendra from 1st to 4th November at Kaziranga University.  Talks on 7 levels of transformation, Group Discussion, Debate, Adventure trips etc were the highlights of the activities.
My dear sisters and brothers let us all plunge in to the work to materialize the vision of Mananeeya Eknathji. That is the best tribute we can give to him.  
With warm regards and wishes.
Joint Secretary

Like a commander, decide the mission to be fulfilled and then plan the strategy, taking into consideration of the power, the potentialities and the limitations.  Think of the best manner in which the goal is to be achieved.  ‘Ifs’ and ‘Buts’ have no place in this.  After a stern determination, not only the goal and the mission are fixed, but a master-plan will have to be prepared and all the strategy necessary to accomplish it must be settled.  Then and then alone something noble can be achieved.
                                                                                        ---Mananeeya Eknathji Ranade.

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