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.



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
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.

Saturday 19 November 2016

News Round-up September 2016

News Round-up September 2016

Greetings from Breezy Meadows on the occasion of Navaratri.
The month of September has seen a lot of festivals and other activities even though the students were all busy with preparations for the SA I examinations.
We were very glad when some Principals informed that they were invited along with other teachers for felicitation on the occasion of the teachers’ Day, 2016bypeople and organizations other than student community. Students of the VKVs,of course, organize grand programs on the occasion of Teacher’s Day to express their indebtedness towards the significant tasks the teachers are performing to groom them as responsible citizens and infuse all the life skills and eternal values.
The accolade which is bestowed on the teachers has been fundamental in the Indian culture from time immemorial. In the modern time, the most conspicuous acknowledgement of teachers in steering the individuals and the society has been found expressed by the most revered Dr A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, the former President and renowned Scientist of India. Dr. Kalam was so indebted to his teachers that in umpteen occasions he mentioned their role in molding his life. On one occasion, Dr. Kalam, when asked by the students how he could be so optimistic about the future of the nation amidst all the disheartening occurrences, he pointed out to a mother and a teacher and told “Till they are there, there is no question of doubt”.
When the society relies so much on the teachers, it is our responsibility to come up to the expectations. Let us resolve to give the best to our students.
There were many activities conducted in various VKVs of Arunachal Pradesh in this month to be shared:

Inter VKV Chess Competition

The State Level Inter VKV Chess Tournament, one of the important Sports event, was conducted at VKV Nirjuli from 2nd September to 4th September 2016. 51 school level winners from 30 VKVs participated in two categories –Senior, Class IX-XII (22 students) and Junior, Class VI-VIII (29 students). The Sub junior category was only up to school level.
The inauguration of the Tournament on 3rd September was graced by Sri Nabam Takang, Deputy Director of Health Services, Govt of Arunachal Pradesh, as the Chief Guest who motivated the competitors in his inaugural speech. The closing ceremony was graced by Sri TadarApa, Director of Sports, Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh. Sri Tapi Shah and Taba Aman, Senior arbiters from Chess Federation of India were the key arbiters to conduct the Tournament. Sri P.M.Unnikrishnan, Education Officer, VKVAPT was also present in the valedictory program.
Result: Top Five Ranking in the Two Categories
Rank Junior Category Senior Category
1 AkhomeMolo, VIII, VKV Roing NarangLukham, X, VKV Kharsang
2 NichHeli, VI, VKV Joram JebangSangnoTaku, XI, VKV Shergaon
3 CheraTanang, VII, VKV Koloriang RingioDarba, X, VKV Kuporijo
4 DunyoJopir, VII, VKV Yingkiong AvangWangsu, X, VKV Jairampur
5 GyamarAnia, VIII, VKV Balijan TechiDopum, IX, VKV Sher
VKV Nirjuli team along with other organizing team members, Sri Jaikishan Jaishwal, VKV Roing and Sri Subrakanta Bhattacharjee, VKV VivekVihar conducted the competition smoothly and students garnered a memorable experience by participating in the same.

VKVAPT Team Meeting

The Second VKVAPT Team Meeting was convened at VKV Itanagar on 24th September. VKVAPT Team members including the Cluster In-charges were present in the meeting. The meeting was graced by Dr. Joram Begiji Prant-Pramukh, Dr.Tejum Paduji Saha-PrantPamukh and Dr.Shristidhar Duttaji a newly added member in VKVAPT Team. Various aspects of school functioning and detailed planning to conduct the forthcoming activities were discussed and chalked out in the meeting. The action taken reports on various decisions taken earlier were also taken.

Celebration of Ganesh Chaturthi and Teachers Day 


All the VKVs celebrated Ganesh Chaturthi and theTeachers Day on 5th September with all the fervor. Various programs were organized in all the schools to offer tribute to the teachers. The acting teachers of the Class IX batches of students conducted classes and other duties performed by the teachers. These enable them to understand the gravity of the work and motivate them for the teaching profession.
The Ganesh idol making and Bhajansinging were some of the features of the celebration of Ganesh Chaturthi. Puja were conducted on the occasion for the well fare of all.

Universal Brotherhood Day Celebration


In order to commemorate the epoch making speech of Swami Vivekananda and to spread the message of Universal Brotherhood, “Universal Brotherhood Day” was celebrated with lots of enthusiasm in all the VKVs. All the celebrations were graced by dignitaries and a large number of parents and well-wishers. The presentation of Swamiji’s epoch making speech, speeches to highlight the importance of the Day and other cultural shows presented by the students were some of the common features of the celebration.
Some of the dignitaries present in the Universal Brotherhood Day Celebration:
VKV Name of the dignitary present
Ziro Shri Tage Taki Local MLA of Ziro constituency, Shri Nani Bath Professor R.G.U, Shri K. Lollen, Deputy Commissioner of Lower Subansiri District.
Oyan Sri Yide Potom (Range Forest Officer)
Balijan Shri. Tana Puna Tara, ZPM
Jairampur Sri S.S. Choudhury, ADC, Jairampur, Dr.Ravikant Altekar, Rtd. Senior Scientist, BARC, Mumbai
Yingkiong Shri AloLi bang, Deputy Speaker, Shri- Bading Teng, ZPM, Shri.T. Pertin, I/C DC Upper Siang, Shri-Amulaya Baruah, SP, Yingkiong, Shri-Pakkar Namdak, CDPO, Yingkiong
Roing Mrs. Ruchika Katiyal, IAS, ADC, Roing; Sri.Jatan Pulu, Trustee, VKVAPT
Kharsang Shri Jowphang Singpho, Zila Parishad Chairperson, Changlang District, Shri LatsamKhimun, General Secretary, Rangfra Faith Promotion Society
Raga Shri Millo Kojin, A.D.C. Raga; Shri Inya Eta, Sub-inspector of police
VivekVihar Dr.Tejum Padu, Director of Higher and Technical Education, govt. of Arunachal Pradesh
Itanagar Sri. Honchun Ngandam, Hon'ble Education Minister,Government of Arunachal Pradesh; Dr. Joram Begi, Chief Information Commissioner, Sri. Bidol Tayeng, Secretary, Education,
Dollungmukh Smt. Chhaya Verma, Chairperson, Bal Vidyalaya, NHPC, Gerukamukh
Tezu Shri Danish Ashraf, IAS, the Dy.Commissioner of Lohit District

Activities to promote of Hindi language


In order to promote the Hindi language as the symbol of unity, VKVs of Arunachal Pradesh celebrated Hindi Divas with manifold activities. VKV Kuporijo conducted one day program on 14th September, on the Hindi Divas Day, which included exhibition of Hindi articles and Collage, Doggerel, Hymn, Odes, Speech and Drama. VKV Itanagar celebrated it as Hindi Saptah from 14th September to 22nd September.The program was inaugurated on 14thSeptemberby Su. Sutapa Roy, Nagar Sangathak, Vivekananda Kendra, Itanagar. Many activities like self-composed poem recitation, Ghazal singing, Quizzes on Swamiji, Eknathji and Vivekananda Kendra, Saheri recitation, Patriotic Song and SashtriyaSangeetetc were conducted during the week.The valedictory function was graced by Dr. V N Sharma, State Liaisoning Officer, NSS, Government of Arunachal Pradesh as the Chief Guest who appreciate VKVs’ effort to provide such a platform for the students to inculcate respect towards the national language.

International Peace Day Celebration

VKV Itanagar celebrated International Peace Day on 21 September in collaboration with Ramachandra Mission, Chennai. Sri. Kina Temik, Executive Engineer, WRD, Itanagar and Su. Minakshi Sharma, Freelance Finance Consultant, New Delhi graced the program in the school. Humanity, Removal of hatred, Feel for everybody etc were the main focus of the celebration.

Program related to National Eye Donation Fortnight

The National Eye Donation Fortnight is observed every year from 25th August to 8th September to encourage people to donate eyes and to create awareness to erase taboo prevalent in the society. In connection with this celebration, a program was organized by Ramakrishna Mission Hospital, Itanagar at VKV, Itanagar. Dr. LobsangTsetim, Eye Specialist, RKM Hospital and Dr. Taba Khanna, State Program Officer, Naharlagun were the resource persons. Presentation on various aspects related to eye donation like biology of eye, process of eye transplantation and status of eye donation in India were the main focus of the program.

Celebration of Local festival

Celebration of local festivals in the school is a common feature of VKVs of Arunachal Pradesh. VKV Sunpura celebrated Solung festival on 1st September in the school campus.

Bhoomi Puja in VKV Kharsang

VKV Kharsang will have a new Mess cum Dining hallsoon. The Bhoomi Puja for the same was performed on 5thSeptember in the presence of Shri RupeshMathur, Joint Secretary, VKVAPT; Shri Pradeep Kumar Pandey, Cluster I/C of Lohit&Tirap Clusters and Shri MadhavanKuttyji, Project Engineer. The indigenous traditional rituals of Tangsa community was performed by the priest and members of Rangfra Faith Promotion Society of Changlang district. It was also followed by Shiv Puja with help of priest from the Shiv Mandir,Kharsang.

Visit of a Senior Scientist to VKVs

Dr. Ravikant M.Altekar, Retired Senior Scientist,Bhabha Atomic Research Center(BARC) visited many VKVs of Arunachal Pradesh and interacted with the students and the staff. During his interactions, he explained some of the past and present achievements of India with the help of PPT presentation. He also shared his golden experiences of 37 years in BARC, Mumbai, where he served for the nation as a Senior Scientific Officer. In his session, he highlighted the various types of opportunities available in this field for the students of Humanities, Commerce and Science streams after passing Class-XII or Graduation. He motivated the students to serve their nation and appealed them to feel proud because we are the sons of this great land. During his whole speech he tried to raise the confidence of students and said that we are not less than any country in the world.DrRavikanthjivisited VKVs Itanagar, Nirjuli, Balijan, Kharsang, Jairampur, Oyan, Jirdin, Roing, Sunpura, Tezu, Amliang and Changlang.
The winter belt schools namely VKV Shergaon, Joram , Ziro and Tawang have already conducted Summative Assessment-I from 15th September to 24th September. We are sure the students have performed well in the exam. The studentsof other schools are appearing the exam from 19th October after Durga Puja and the winter break. We wish all the students, staff a happy Durga Puja and best wishes for the ensuing examination.
With Regards& Best Wishes
(Pratibha Kulkarni)
“Whatever you think, that you become; if you have to think, think good thoughts, great thoughts. Whatever we shall be in the future will be the result of what we think and do now.”
~~ Swami Vivekananda.

Thursday 1 September 2016

News Round-up June, July & August

News Round-up June, July & August

Dear all,
I have heard the following Zen story.  
A martial arts student went to his teacher and said earnestly, “I am devoted to studying your martial system. How long will it take me to master it?”
The teacher’s reply was casual, “Ten years.” Impatiently, the student answered, “But I want to master it faster than that. I will work very hard. I will practice every day, ten or more hours a day if I have to. How long will it take then?”
The teacher thought for a moment, “20 years”.
In life we require Sadhana and Shradha to live a meaningful and successful life. It should be our earnest efforts to see that our students are growing with both qualities which would help them to master the basic skills from School education.
There are many things to share which had happened during the last two months.

VKVAPT Team Meeting

The first meeting with the CICs in this session was held on 15 and 16 June in VKVAPT, Dibrugarh. In the beginning of the meeting there was a Swadhaya on the 8th chapter of ‘Sadhana of Service’ of Mananeeya Eknathji. All the five CICs reported various matters relating to the respective schools like joining of teachers, vacancies, requirement etc. In addition to these, there were discussion on many administrative and accounts related matters, updates on teachers’ recruitment drive, teachers’ performance in the last APS etc. Mananeeya Pravinji was present throughout the days and guided all.  

Sargam Camp

The first Sargam camp for this session was held at VKV Itanagar from 25 June to 29 June 2016 in which 20 selected students from the VKVs Balijan, Nirjuli, Vivek Vihar and Itanagar and 5 selected teachers attended the camp. Students and newly selected music teachers were trained in singing Patriotic Songs and Bhajans & Chanting of Prayers and Bhagawad Gita (Chapter 16). On the whole, the participants have learnt 36 different items. The main resource persons for the camp were Shri R Krishna Kumar from VKVAPT, Smt.  Anjali Das from Balijan and Shri. Chayan Sarkar from VKV Yazali.   The Sargam Team presented one patriotic song each on all the three working days during the camp in the school assembly of VKV Itanagar. Shri Deepak Chandra Bhatt, Executive Engineer, Central Water Commission graced the valedictory function held at 3.30 on 29th June 2016. The camp was an enriching experience for the participants. The trainees are expected to train more students in their respective schools.

Personality Development Camp Conducted

VKV Yazali conducted one day PDC for the students of Class VIII to X from the school on various dates in the month. Altogether 71 girls and 96 boys participated in the Shibir. The one day Shibir focused on giving valuable message of Swami Vivekananda, Various aspects of Personality Development etc. In addition to these, there were Yogasana practice and Group discussion and presentation.

Motivational lecture in VKV Roing

A motivational lecture was organized in VKV Roing on 23 June. 39 students of Class XII attended the lecture. Sri. Rome Mele, APCS Topper (Second), an Ex VKVian of Roing, was the speaker. Sri Mele motivated the students by telling that by preparing strategically one can achieve success in competitive examination. He also expressed his gratefulness towards VKVs for his strong foundation and for instilling values in his life.

 Celebration of International Yoga day

All the VKVs of Arunachal Pradesh celebrated International Yoga Day with lot of enthusiasm. In addition to the in-house program, many VKVs participated in programs organized by Govt. or other agencies. In the school level competition there were Suryanamaskar and asana practice along with motivational speech on the benefit of yoga for body, mind and intellect. VKV Kharsang celebrated the occasion by involving the students of 3 neighbouring Government schools who came to VKV Kharsang and participated in the celebration. Notables among the public program were the following:
Participation 80 trained students of VKV Vivek Vihar & 250 students of VKV Itanagar in the grand program at IG park which was witnessed by Governor Sri J.P.Rajkhowa and Union Minister, Sri Kiren Rijjiju; the participation of 50 students along with staffs of VKV Wessang in the program organized in Officer’s Club by AYUSH, Art of Living and VKV Wessang which was witnessed by DC Sri Rajit Takuk and other dignitaries; 80 students of VKV Roing took part in the public program at General ground Roing which was inaugurated by Sri. Mukut Mithi, Honorable Rajya Sabha MP. In addition to the school level program, VKV Dollungmukh visited the neighboring village to motivate the villagers to practice yoga in the school

Inauguration of Class Room Library

Class room Library set up with the help of Satluj Jal Vidyut Nigam, Naharlagun Branch was inaugurated on 29th June 2016 at VKV Nirjuli. The main objective of the creation of Class Room Library was to make available the age appropriate books to primary class students and conduct guided reading inside the class room to introduce them to the world of books in the initial years of schooling. The children also would be given a chance to borrow books for further reading at home.
The inaugural function was held at VKV Nirjuli wherein Shri. Rajesh Jagota handed over the keys of 9 class room Libraries to Principal VKV Nirjuli in the presence of Shri. Unnikrishnan. P.M, Education Officer of the Trust and large number of students and staff of the school. Shri. Rajesh Jagota, Shri. Pandey, Chief Engineer and Sri Unnikrishnan addressed the students and staff on the occasion.

Share and Care

Some well-wishers, who has tremendous love and care for the works of VKVs in Arunachal Pradesh, continue make their presence in Arunachal Pradesh through their small efforts.   Er. Jayant Katdare former National Chess player from Nagpur and Executive Engineer in Maharashtra Electricity Board is an excellent example for that.  He had visited VKVs in November 2014 on invitation for giving Coaching to Students in Chess. He kept guiding us in his regard.  He has recently contributed high quality Chess boards & coins, books related to chess to VKVs. Thanks to him.

Language Lab for EMRS Bana

The Language lab at EMRS Bana became fully operational. The Students of EMRS Bana will have modern facility to Learn Language. The Lab was set up with the help of the Department of SJTEA.

Inauguration of VKV Kimi

VKV Kimi the 35th VKV was inaugurated on 2nd June by Smt. Manju Pankaj, spouse of Shri.P.C.Pankaj Chairman and Managing Director NEEPCO, Shillong in the presence number of NEEPCO officials, Local People and Students. Shri. Nanda Kumar P.T is the founding Principal of the school. The initial classes has been started from class I to III. The school is mainly to cater the educational need of NEEPCO Hydel Project at Kimi, West Kameng District and also the Local Populace of Kimi.

Inauguration of VKV Chayang Tajo

The inauguration of VKV Chayang Tajo was a much awaited event in the whole area . The eagerness of the people was evident from the report published in the Arunachal Times on 8th March 2011. The newspaper report titled “ For a cause called VKV School “  states  “Chayang Tajo, Mar 7: They are poor, old and barefooted. All they earn is a paltry sum of about 4000 bucks each in a year as ‘honorarium’ from the state government in return of their services. Yet for the cause of establishment of a VKV school at Chayang Tajo they are more than ready to donate half of the honorarium, no matter, even if it meant two-bag-less rice for them.
The gaon burahs (village elders) of Chayang Tajo, with this, go on to show that they got big hearts if not big literate heads.

“In addition to this (honorarium), I’ll give away one mithun to the cause,” declares, amidst a loud applause, Taffe Eri, the president of Chayang Tajo Goan Burah Welfare Association. “Nobody could better understand than us what it meant to be not educated,” he adds while speaking in a public meeting on 27th February last.
A day before the said public meeting, Honchun Ngandam, Minister for Horticulture, had laid the foundation stone of Vivekananda Kendra Vidyalaya at SIB complex, Chayang Tajo in the presence of Karya Bagang, the local MLA and hundreds of villagers. The minister on the same day graced the Nyokum Yullo Festival’s eventful sacrifice day as Chief Guest while the director horticulture, J Ratan as the guest of honour”
Smt Karya Bagang, Shri. Tara Bagang, noted Social worker and Shri. Ashok Tajo, ADC and alumni of VKV and scores of public leaders have worked ceaselessly to get the building completed and also for other necessities.
VKV Chayang Tajo the 36th VKV was inaugurated on 25th July 2016 in befitting function at Chayang Tajo. Shri. Rajiv Takuk, Deputy Commissioner, East Kameng District, Smt. Karya Bagang, MLA 9th Chayang Tajo Assembly, Shri. Ashok Tajo, Additional Deputy Commissioner, Er. Pai Dawe, large number of well-wishers and parents were present for the inauguration ceremony. VKV Chayang Tajo has at present classes from I to III. Gradually classes will be increased every year. It is situated 80 Km away from Seppa, the District Head Quarter of East Kameng District. Shri Sanjeeb Kr. Kar is the founding Principal of the School.

Inauguration of B.Ed. college

It was a long cherished dream of Kendra to start a B.Ed college to groom aspiring youths to be committed and competent teachers to the overall educational scenario of the state.
Vivekananda Kendra College of Teacher Education at VKV-Complex, Nirjuli held the inaugural function to mark the historical beginning of a new B.Ed college on 25th July 2016 at VKV Complex. The inauguration was done by Dr. Joram Begiji, Prant Pramukh of Vivekananda Kendra and the Chief information commissioner, Government of Arunachal Pradesh in a befitting Programme. Speaking on the occasion Dr.Begiji said that Vivekananda Kendra of Arunachal Pradesh is committed to provide quality higher education to the people of Arunachal Pradesh and the B.Ed College is one another effort to fulfil the dream of Mananeeya Eknathj.
Shri Unnikrishnan P.M, Education Officer of VKVAPT was also present on the occasion and he underlined the need for creating a base for future professionals in the field of education to improve its overall quality.
VKCTE is affiliated to Rajiv Gandhi University and approved by National Council of Teacher Education, Govt. of India.

Participation in various training programs

CCE Workshop at Naharlagun

Shri. K. Jaishankar, Principal, VKV Itangar;   Shri. Rajan. P., Principal, VKV Banderdewa; Shri. Sangram Chowdhury, VKV Nirjuli, Shri. Dhrubajyoti Nath, VKV Yazali; Shri. Balasaheb D. Nagarale, VKV Balijan and  Shri M.V. Ravindran, VKV Vivek Vihar  participated in a 2 day Capacity building Programme conducted by CBSE – Centre of Excellence, Kolkata on Co – Scholastic aspects of CCE on 28th & 29th June 2016 at Royal International School at Naharlagun. Smt. Ratna Singh, Principal, Hindustani Kendriya Vidyalaya, Guwahati and Master Resource Person for CCE, CBSE, New Delhi was the main resource person for the program.

Science Teachers Training workshop

10 Teachers namely Shri. Amitava Mondal, VKV Balijan; Shri. Prashant Neog, VKV Banderdewa; Shri. T.Sritharan, VKV Nirjulil; Shri. Vinod Kothawade, Shri. Aurobindo Mohanty and Shri. K.K.Subramainan from VKV Itanagar, Shri. Gupta Bigop Parida, VKV Vivek Vihar, Shri. Anupam Dey, VKV Yazali, Shri. Surjit Singh, VKV Oyan & Shri. Manu Kumar .H.N, VKV Sher participated in a 2 day Science Teachers training workshop jointly organized by CSIR,NEIST Branch  and Royal Society of Chemistry, Kolkata on 19th & 20th July at Naharlagun. Smt .Vimala Oak, Royal Society of Chemistry was the resource persons for the camp.  The workshop threw light on the active learning process through various activities like show me the board, card sort, concept map, dart method, word search, dominoes, Bingos & Tarsia. Teacher were trained in hands on activities in finding the pH of different fruits and leaves, Production of carbon dioxide by baking powder and vinegar, Ionization with iron oxide, Electrolysis, Decomposition reaction, Displacement reaction, Double displacement reaction &Oxidation.

Vedic Ganit Workshop

13 teachers of mathematics from VKVs of Arunachal Pradesh participated in a Vedic Ganit Workshop organized for the teachers of Vivekananda Kendra Vidyalayas North East by Vivekananda Kendra Shiksha Prasar Vibhag (VKSPV), Guwahati at Vivekananda Kendra Institute   of Culture (VKIC) Uzanbazar, Guwahati from 21st to 23rd July. Sri Sriram Chouthaiwale from Nagpur, Maharastra was the main Resource person for the Workshop. Vedic methods of Addition, Subtraction, multiplication, division, finding squares of numbers and various mathematical operations with polynomials were the focus of the workshop.

Bhoomi Puja at VKV Baljan for New Hostel complex

The Bhoomi Puja for a new Girls’ hostel complex at VKV Balijan was performed on 14th August 2016 in the presence of Man. Pravinji, Secretary, VKVAPT; Shri. Chukku Takar , Additional Deputy Commissioner, Balijan; Dr.R. N. Pal , Founder Director, National Yak Research Centre, Dirang, Shri. P.M Unnikrishnan and number of well-wishers, students and teachers of VKV Balijan. The complex was designed by Ar. Kento Ori and Er. Jakre would supervise the project.


Shri. G Raman, Smt. Venuga Devi and Su. Upasana Sharma have retired from their long years of service in July 2016. All three have made self-effacing farewell for their dedicated long career whose entire adult life spent in various VKVs for the service of this Himalayan State.  The emotional Raman Sir has remarked that his mind is fully with Aruanchal and he would cherish the memories of being with little kids, their pranks, seeing them growing in front of his eyes etc forever.

Hosting of State Level Van Mahotsav by VKV Itanagar

VKV Itanagar hosted the 67th state level Van Mahotsav Programme on 4th July 2016. : Smt. Shakuntala Gamlin IAS, Chief Secretary, Government of Arunachal Pradesh, Sri K D Singh, Advisor to Hon’ble Chief Minister, Government of Arunachal Pradesh, Sri. Onkar Singh, Principal Chief Conservator of Forest (PCCF), Environment and Forest (E&F), Government of Arunachal Pradesh, Sri. G N Sinha, Principal Chief Conservator of Forest (PCCF), Wildlife and Biodiversity (WL&BD), Government of Arunachal Pradesh, Dr. Rajendra Kumar, Principal Chief Conservator of Forest (PCCF), Planning and Development (P&D), Government of Arunachal Pradesh etc were the important dignitaries present for the programme.
The Chief Secretary inaugurated the function by planting a tree. All the dignitaries also planted trees in the campus. After the massive tree plantation, the awareness programme was held in Man. Eknathji Centenary Hall. Shri. Unnikrishnan.P.M, Education Officer, VKVAPT delivered the welcome address. The Chief Guest Smt. Shakuntala Gamlin narrated the conditions of Japan, where the cities have come up with natural beauty of trees with their concentrated efforts. She shared her dream for Itanagar that it should be developed as the Smart & Green City by planting trees in large numbers. She also lauded the efforts taken by VKV authorities for keeping the campus clean and full of vegetation in the campus. She also congratulated the VKV authorities for providing ideal environment for learning for children.
She has announced that the approach road to VKV Itanagar which is in a precarious condition would be made concrete soon.

Visit of Chief Secretary to VKV Dollungmukh

VKV Dollungmukh students and staffs were enthralled when they got an opportunity to receive the Chief Secretary Smt. Shankutala Gamlin, IAS; various officials from Government of Arunachal Pradesh and NHPC Officials who made an unannounced visit to the school on 3rd July 2016.  She interacted with the staff and students of the school.

Inauguration of Non- formal Sanskrit Education Centre @ VKV Nirjuli

A Non Formal Sanskrit Education Centre was inaugurated  on 26th August by the Education Officer of the Trust  Shri. Unnikrishnan.P.M in a simple ceremony at VKV Nirjuli. Non Formal Sanskrit Education centre is the initiative of Rastriya Sanskrit Sansthan, deemed University under Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India. VKV Nirjuli will be the partner for the programme. Initially there would be 3 batches of 30 persons enrolled in the program.

Glittering performance of VKV Students in District Level Science Seminar

It was a great moment for the VKVs of Arunachal Pradesh when students from various VKVs stood first in 14 Districts in the District level Science Seminar.  The names of the first position holders are given below:
Sl.No.Name of VKVParticipants NameSl.No.Name of VKVParticipants Name
1NirjuliKm. Apurv Sarkar8JirdinKm. Toyir Kango
2SherKm. Takam Dado Madang9Nivedita Vihar, SeijosaKm. Pung Taku
3TafrogamKr. Sanghmitra Phukan10Kitpi TawangKm. Lobsang Dolma
4ZiroKm. Taku Tako Amung11AmliangKr. Kapnai Losu
5YingkiongKm. Anne Aje12KuporijoKm. Lukyir Taji
6KoloriangKm. Yumlam Kena13NiausaKhunwang Harisik
7RoingKm. Priya Barua14KharsangTumniang C Kongkang

Alumni Meeting

It was an effort to form a core group of alumni who are ready to take up the responsibilities of organizing other alumni members. Advocate Pritam Taffo has organized the meeting of alumni wherein 24 alumni who studied in various VKVs namely Jairampur, Balijan, Sher, Kuporijo, Seijosa & Oyan participated. Dr. Ajit Kanitkarji facilitated the discussion for the need and strengthening of VKV alumni activities in the state. Shri. Unnikrishnanji, Shri. Rupeshji, Shri. S.C.Dixit, Shri. Pradeep.Y and Sri K Jaishankar were present for the Programme.

Annual Principal Meet

The Annual Principal meet for the session 2016-17 was held at VKVAPT, Dibrugarh on 28 and 29 July 2016. Except the Principals of the newly established schools namely VKV Kimi & Chiyang Tajo, all the Principals and Vice Principal attended the Meet. The Meet also was graced by Kendra elders and Trustees who guided the all. In the evening of the 28 July, Sri Rinchin Dorjee, Trustee addressed the participants. Mananeeya Pravinji while setting the tone of the meeting expressed happiness on the performance of the students in the Class X examination which has made a threefold improvement than the last examination in terms of CGPA 10 scoring. At the same time, he emphasized that while imparting quality education, we should ensure that the core values need to be infused to the students.  Mananeeya Balakrishnanji in his guidance suggested everyone to be self-motivated and not to depend on the external motivation which is transitory. Mananeeya Bhanudasji in his session’ Effective Leadership’ explained with examples the qualities of a good leader based on the core values upheld Vivekananda Kendra and the ideal people like Swami Vivekananda and Mananeeya Eknathji. The Kendra Prarthana also contained all necessary messages which give immense strength to overcome any difficulty.  In addition to the guidance of the elders, there were also detailed Result Analysis of the various VKVs in the last Class X and XII examination, Steps taken by the schools as well as VKVAPT to achieve good result, Action taken Report of various decisions taken in the last Principal Meet and discussions on various administrative matters.

Principal’s Workshop

A workshop for the Principals of VKVs of Arunachal Pradesh was conducted on 30th and 31st August 2016.  Dr Ajit Kanitkar, a renowned Management expert was the main facilitator of the Workshop.  Through various activities like Group Discussions and Presentation, Role Play, brainstorming etc many topics were dealt with which are of utmost relevance to the principals. Through the activities, the participants revisited the goal of the organization, analyzed the changing scenario of the overall atmosphere of the school and making plans to meet the challenges posed by such changes, made plans to strengthen each school, chalked out measures to strengthen the teaching staffs, school support group, alumni etc. The principals also made SMART plans for the session.

Follow up meeting of Chintan Baithak

A follow-up meeting of the Chintan Baithak which was held in the last session was conducted on 1st August 2016. All the participants of the last Chintan Baithak were present in the follow-up meeting. The action taken Report of different decisions were presented in the beginning. Afterwards, there were more discussions on various aspects of school strengthening. The activities which are felt to be taken up in this session to strengthen all aspects of the schools were chalked out.

Vivek Inspire Mentor’s Workshop

The Second Mentors’ Workshop relating to the VIvek Inspire Program was held on 8th & 9th August 2016 at VKV Itanagar.43 Teachers from 28 VKVs in Arunachal Pradesh attended the  workshop. Sri Vivek Pongshe, Secretary Education Jnana Prabodhini, Smt.Jyothi Khemkar and Smt.Mrinmayi Vaishaymapayn from Jnana Prabodhini, Pune were the resource persons for the camp.
Orientation about various tests like GMAT, CAT, CSAT, CET, PSA & NTSE, Emotional Awareness, Self-Study Skills and different games to create mental alertness were the important activities. The Participants have prepared their action plan for the rest of the months and also shared the best practices in their respective schools. Shri. Unnikrishnan.P.M, Education Officer delivered the concluding address.

Vivek Inspire Students Workshop

The students’ workshop for the first and the second batch of the Vivek Inspire students were held in three nodal centers VKV Nirjuli, VKV Ziro and VKV Roing from 2nd to 7th August and 9th to 14th August respectively.  Resource persons drawn by Jnana Probodini, Pune conducted the workshops in all the venues.
Dear Sisters and Brothers, today is the last day of August and it is also last day of the present responsibilities as the Joint Secretary of VKVs in Arunachal Pradesh. I am fortunate enough to be in the land of rising sun for the last 24 years.  Many asked me “Are you leaving Arunachal Pradesh?”  I did not answer to any of them as it was difficult. The two lines of the poem was the answer to myself
“Can you quit a thing that you like a lot?
You may talk of pluck; it’s an easy word…………”
I could experience the snippets of goodness everywhere in Arunachal Pradesh and I consider them as the pearls from the land of rising sun. I am carrying them in my heart and moving on ………….
Wish you all the best for your onward march!
With prayers.
Joint Secretary
            Every Nation, every man, every woman, must work out one’s own salvation.  Give them ideas- that are the only help they require, and then the rest must follow as the effect.  Ours is to put the chemicals together, the crystallization comes in the law of nature.  Our duty is to put ideas into their heads, they will do the rest.  This is what is to be done in India.
                                                                                                       ~~ Swami Vivekananda