News Round-up February & March 2016
We are in the fag end of the academic session 2015-16. The just ended academic year was full of activities. Man. Balakrishnanji after going through the annual report of VKVs in Arunachal Pradesh expressed his happiness on the magnitude of works taking place in VKVs and also the efforts of all the Karyakartas for their contributions. He said while interacting with the team at VKVAPT Dibrugarh, “VKVs have conducted various activities which are quite noteworthy. These activities will surely contribute for the development of the State. ”
Often I wonder at the passion and dedication of many Principals and teachers who are taking the work to a new height. Making the people to be passionate about the work is the very secret of our work as the capacity to experience a strong commitment to the ideals of Vivekananda Kendra would release a very potent energy in each and every person.
There are many things to share about the activities conducted in the months of February and March.
Spectacular Achievement of students in NMMS examination 2015
The students of VKVs have made clean sweep in the NMMS Examination 2015 by bagging almost all the scholarship by occupying the 133 positions out of 134 in the state. VKV Vivek Vihar became first in position tally followed by VKV Nirjuli.
The number of students from different VKVs has been given below:
|Sl No||VKV||No of students selected||Sl No||VKV||No of students selected|
Special Programme for the winners of NMMS Examination
AProgramme was organized at Science Centre on 20th February for the winners of NMMS Examination. Shri. Vivek Ponkshe, a noted educationist and Secretary (Education), Jnana Prabhodhini, Pune graced the occasion. He addressed the students to give idea about various dynamics of competitive examinations and urged them to be true learners. Shri. Unnikrishnan.P.M, Education Officer, Shri. S.C.Dixit, Principal, VKV Itanagar & Shri. Y .Pradip, Principal of Vivek Vihar were also present for the Programme.
We could conduct Matripuja in all the Secondary and Higher Secondary schools. The Programme evoked very good responses and many have termed it as the most unique experience in their life.
Vivek Inspire Mentors Training Camp
A training camp for the selected teachers from various VKVs was organized in VKV Itanagar from 16th to 19th February 2016 in which 47 teachers attended. Sri Vivek Ponkshe, Educational Secretary of Jnana Probodhini, Pune, Dr. Vanita Patwardhan &Dr. Sujala Watve, Educational Psychologist from Jnana Prabodhini, Pune were the main Resource persons of the camp. The training camp was mainly to groom the teachers as the mentors for the gifted students in their respective schools. The theoretical aspects of nurturing giftedness among school children, various techniques for identifying the giftedness and nurturing the same, sharing of valuable experiences and conducting various psychological tests were the main activities of the camp.
The trained teachers will act as a mentor in the school level for the students selected for Vivek Inspire program which envisage to nurture gifted students for a period of five years.
Vivek Inspire Students workshops
The third workshop in the series under Vivek Inspire program was conducted in three venues namely VKVs Ziro, Itanagar and Roing from 20th February to 24 February. Altogether 154 students attended the workshops. Selected Resource persons from Jnana Probodhini, Pune guided the students in all the venues. Students were exposed to various innovative tasks which gave vent to their creativity as well as thinking skill. Students practiced speed reading, dramatization, interviews, scrap book making, map reading, Reasoning activities, science activities etc during the workshop.
The Varshik Baithak of the Vivekananda Kendra Arunachal Pradesh Prant was held in Pasighat on 5th and 6th March 2016. All the Principals of VKVs and Karyakartas of VK Arunachal Pradesh Prant attended the Baithak. Mananeeya Balakrishnanji, Vice-President of Vivekananda Kendra, Kanyakumari & Dr.Joram Begiji, Pranta Pramukh graced the occasion.
VKVAPT Team meeting
A meeting with the Cluster- in- Charges was convened in VKVAPT, Dibrugarh on 2nd and 3rd March 2016. The meeting discussed various administrative and academic matters of VKVs in Arunachal Pradesh. There were sharing on the: All India Adhikari Baithak, Janjati Sammelan in VK Kanyakumari&A unique program namely ‘North-East Calling’ organized by VK Mumbai for selected elites which was addressed by Shri. Ajit Dovalji, National Security Advisor to the Prime Minister.
Recruitment team meeting
In order to orient the recruitment team, a meeting was held on 16th March at VKVAPT, Dibrugarh. The recruitment for the session 2016-17 has been planned in a massive way in which interviews have been kept in various venues in the entire country in the months from March to May 2016. The interview will be held in 23 places on various dates. The new selection procedure was discussed in detail. As per the new system all the aspiring candidates have to undergo a written test and interview by three team members in each venue. The selection will be done on the basis of all India Ranking.
A day long Leadership workshop was conducted in VKVAPT, Dibrugarh for the selected senior teachers and Principals. 4 newly inducted Principals and 4 existing Principals attended the workshop. The main objective of the workshop was to share experiences, discuss various dimensions of leadership, ways of Academic monitoring and administrative matters. It was very encouraging to witness the active discussion in the workshop. Shri. Unnikrishnan.P.M, & Shri. Krishna Kumar initiated various discussions in the workshop.
State award to NSS Programme Officer
Shri. L.D.Singh of VKV Roing has been awarded with the prestigious State Award for the best NSS Programme Officer of the State for the year 2015-16. Shri. L.D.Singh with the active guidance of Shri. A. Krishnan, Principal of VKV Roing coordinated various activities to give best experiences to NSS volunteers of VKV Roing Unit. His Excellency Governor J.P.Rajkhowa gave away the award in a glittering ceremony at Itanagar on 23rd March 2016.
Introducing Online Banking facilities
We have introduced online Fee collection system in VKV Itanagar and Vivek Vihar. This would give more flexibility to parents to deposit school fee and streamline the fee collection system.
Upgradation of VKV Kitpi Tawang
VKV Kitpi Tawang is going to be upgraded to a secondary school in the next academic session. CBSE inspection team has satisfactorily visited the school and the formal approval is expected shortly.
New Facilities for EMRS Bana
The EMRS Bana, run by VKVAPT is going to have two digital classrooms and a language lab facility at the very start of the next session which will enhance the teaching learning process of the students. The state of the art digital classrooms will be installed by Next Education, an education technology provider and the English language lab by station- e Info Services Pvt. Ltd., Gujarat.
New construction Activities
VKV Joram will have new School building and Class rooms. Ar.Prasad Badve and Ar. Rasika Badve who have conceptualized the unique master plan of the school were present for the lay out works at Joram in the second week of March along with our Education Officer and Cluster In-charge of Subansiri.
Sri N.Kumarvel, Principal VKV Seijosa and Cluster- in- charge of Kameng cluster was given a special commendation certificate for his remarkable service by Additional Deputy Commissioner, Seijosa in Republic Day function at Seijosa.
VKV Koloriang has received the award for best participating Educational Institute in the progressive activities of Kurung Kumey District on 20th February on the occasion of Arunachal Statehood day. Shri. Jiten Das, Principal of VKV Koloriang and his enthusiastic team members & Sri.N.Kumarvel deserve a special appreciation for the recognition.
APS at Kanyakumari
Acharya Prashikshan Shibir would be starting on5th April at V.K. Kanyakumari. 122 Participants are expected from Andaman, Assam, Nagaland, Arunachal Pradesh and Karnataka. Shri. Shyamal Chakraborty, Dr. Rajendra Kakade, Smt. Swapna Borah have volunteered to be the part of the organizing team for this important event from VKVs APT.
May you have a productive and purposeful respite with your kith and kin at your native place during the vacation! Convey our love and regards to all the family members.Joint Secretary
Bring light to the poor and bring more light to the rich, for they require it more than the poor. Bring light to the ignorant and more light to the educated, for the vanities of the education of our time are tremendous!Your duty at present is to go from village to village, and make the people understand that mere sitting about idly won’t do any more. Make them understand their real condition and say, “O ye brothers Arise!! Awake and Stop not till the Goal is Reached”.~~~~Swami Vivekananda.