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Arohi 2015 :: Volume XXIV

The House Magazine of Vivekananda Kendra Vidyalayas Arunachal Pradesh Trust

Arohi 2015

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

1

Vivek Vihar

28

10

Kharsang

4

2

Nirjuli

25

11

Yazali

3

3

Ziro

15

12

Sher

3

4

Tafrogam

8

13

Banderdewa

3

5

Itanagar

8

14

Seijosa

3

6

Oyan

7

15

Nivedita Vihar

2

7

Jirdin

6

16

Raga

3

8

Roing

9

17

Balijan

1

9

Joram

4

18

Wessang

1

Total 133

Special Programme for the winners of NMMS Examination

AProgramme was organized at Science Centre on 20th February for the winners of NMMS Examination. Shri. Vivek Ponkshe, a noted educationist and Secretary (Education), Jnana Prabhodhini, Pune graced the occasion. He addressed the students to give idea about various dynamics of competitive examinations and urged them to be true learners. Shri. Unnikrishnan.P.M, Education Officer, Shri. S.C.Dixit, Principal, VKV Itanagar & Shri. Y .Pradip, Principal of Vivek Vihar were also present for the Programme.

Matri Puja

We could conduct Matripuja in all the Secondary and Higher Secondary schools. The Programme evoked very good responses and many have termed it as the most unique experience in their life.

Vivek Inspire Mentors Training Camp

A training camp for the selected teachers from various VKVs was organized in VKV Itanagar from 16th to 19th February 2016 in which 47 teachers attended. Sri Vivek Ponkshe, Educational Secretary of Jnana Probodhini, Pune, Dr. Vanita Patwardhan &Dr. Sujala Watve, Educational Psychologist from Jnana Prabodhini, Pune were the main Resource persons of the camp. The training camp was mainly to groom the teachers as the mentors for the gifted students in their respective schools. The theoretical aspects of nurturing giftedness among school children, various techniques for identifying the giftedness and nurturing the same, sharing of valuable experiences and conducting various psychological tests were the main activities of the camp.

The trained teachers will act as a mentor in the school level for the students selected for Vivek Inspire program which envisage to nurture gifted students for a period of five years.

Vivek Inspire Students workshops

The third workshop in the series under Vivek Inspire program was conducted in three venues namely VKVs Ziro, Itanagar and Roing from 20th February to 24 February. Altogether 154 students attended the workshops. Selected Resource persons from Jnana Probodhini, Pune guided the students in all the venues.  Students were exposed to various innovative tasks which gave vent to their creativity as well as thinking skill. Students practiced speed reading, dramatization, interviews, scrap book making, map reading, Reasoning activities, science activities etc during the workshop.

Varshik Baithak

The Varshik Baithak of the Vivekananda Kendra Arunachal Pradesh Prant was held in Pasighat on 5th and 6th March 2016. All the Principals of VKVs and Karyakartas of VK Arunachal Pradesh Prant attended the Baithak. Mananeeya Balakrishnanji, Vice-President of Vivekananda Kendra, Kanyakumari & Dr.Joram Begiji, Pranta Pramukh graced the occasion.

VKVAPT Team meeting

A meeting with the Cluster- in- Charges was convened in VKVAPT, Dibrugarh on 2nd and 3rd March 2016.  The meeting discussed various administrative and academic matters of VKVs in Arunachal Pradesh. There were sharing on the: All India Adhikari Baithak, Janjati Sammelan in VK Kanyakumari&A unique program namely ‘North-East Calling’ organized by VK Mumbai for selected elites which was  addressed by Shri. Ajit Dovalji, National Security Advisor to the Prime Minister. 

Recruitment team meeting

In order to orient the recruitment team, a meeting was held on 16th March at VKVAPT, Dibrugarh. The recruitment for the session 2016-17 has been planned in a massive way in which interviews have been kept in various venues in the entire country in the months from March to May 2016. The interview will be held in 23 places on various dates. The new selection procedure was discussed in detail. As per the new system all the aspiring candidates have to undergo a written test and interview by three team members in each venue. The selection will be done on the basis of all India Ranking.

Leadership Workshop

A day long Leadership workshop was conducted in VKVAPT, Dibrugarh for the selected senior teachers and Principals. 4 newly inducted Principals and 4 existing Principals attended the workshop. The main objective of the workshop was to share experiences, discuss various dimensions of leadership, ways of Academic monitoring and administrative matters. It was very encouraging to witness the active discussion in the workshop. Shri. Unnikrishnan.P.M, & Shri. Krishna Kumar initiated various discussions in the workshop.

State award to NSS Programme Officer

Shri. L.D.Singh of VKV Roing has been awarded with the prestigious State Award for the best NSS Programme Officer of the State for the year 2015-16. Shri. L.D.Singh with the active guidance of Shri. A. Krishnan, Principal of VKV Roing coordinated various activities to give best experiences to NSS volunteers of VKV Roing Unit. His Excellency Governor J.P.Rajkhowa gave away the award in a glittering ceremony at Itanagar on 23rd March 2016.

Introducing Online Banking facilities

We have introduced online Fee collection system in VKV Itanagar and Vivek Vihar. This would give more flexibility to parents to deposit school fee and streamline the fee collection system.

Upgradation of VKV Kitpi Tawang

VKV Kitpi Tawang is going to be upgraded to a secondary school in the next academic session. CBSE inspection team has satisfactorily visited the school and the formal approval is expected shortly.

New Facilities for EMRS Bana

The EMRS Bana, run by VKVAPT is going to have two digital classrooms and a language lab facility at the very start of the next session which will enhance the teaching learning process of the students. The state of the art digital classrooms will be installed by Next Education, an education technology provider and the English language lab by station- e Info Services Pvt. Ltd., Gujarat.

New construction Activities

VKV Joram will have new School building and Class rooms. Ar.Prasad Badve and Ar. Rasika Badve who have conceptualized the unique master plan of the school were present for the lay out works at Joram in the second week of March along with our Education Officer and Cluster In-charge of Subansiri.

Various recognitions

Sri N.Kumarvel, Principal VKV Seijosa and Cluster- in- charge of Kameng cluster was given a special commendation certificate for his remarkable service by Additional Deputy Commissioner, Seijosa in Republic Day function at Seijosa.

VKV Koloriang has received the award for best participating Educational Institute in the progressive activities of Kurung Kumey District on 20th February on the occasion of Arunachal Statehood day.  Shri. Jiten Das, Principal of VKV Koloriang and his enthusiastic team members & Sri.N.Kumarvel deserve a special appreciation for the recognition.

APS at Kanyakumari

Acharya Prashikshan Shibir would be starting on5th April at V.K. Kanyakumari. 122 Participants are expected from Andaman, Assam, Nagaland, Arunachal Pradesh and Karnataka. Shri. Shyamal Chakraborty, Dr. Rajendra Kakade, Smt. Swapna Borah have volunteered to be the part of the organizing team for this important event from VKVs APT.

May you have a productive and purposeful respite with your kith and kin at your native place during the vacation! Convey our love and regards to all the family members.

Joint Secretary

 

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

                                                                                                                               ~~~~Swami Vivekananda.

 

News Round-up December 2015

State level Inter VKVs Gita Chanting Competition

The State Level Gita chanting competition was conducted at VKIC Guwahati from 17th to 19th December. The Gita chanting competition, an important event has 3 stages of competitions. 80 students from various VKVs who were the winners of previous stages gathered in the splendid hall of VKIC, Guwahati to compete in the final round. The ambience of the hall and the level of proficiency shown in recitation etc. were notable which was appreciated by the entire audience. Dr. Dipok kumar Sharma, Vice Chancellor, Sanskrit and Ancient Studies University, Nalbari and the former Director of College Development Council, Guwahati University was the chief Guest for the inauguration ceremony and Dr. Nandita Goswami, Ex- Vice-Principal, Cotton College, Guwahati was the Chief Guest for Valedictory cum Prize distribution ceremony. Dr. Gayatri Sharma, Assistant Professor, Handique Girls College, Su. Reboti Devi, Joint Secretary VKSPV and Sri. Krishna Kumar, VKVAPT were the Judges for the competition.

The organizers have utilized the opportunity to arrange an exposure trip to the students in and around Guwahati which is the nerve center for entire North- East. They could spend a good amount of time in Umananda Island, Kamakhya Temple, Planetarium, Regional Science Center, Silpagram etc.

Final Result

  1. Group Competition Result:

State level position

Group C

Group D

 

Boys

Girls

Boys

Girls

First

Oyan

Tafrogam

Sunpura

Nirjuli

Second

Balijan

Oyan

Jairampur

Tafrogam

Third

Amliang

Nirjuli

Nirjuli

Jairampur

  1. Individual Competition Result:
  2. Group C

State level position

Boys

VKVs

Girls

VKVs

First

Kr. Bithal Bhardwaj

Balijan

Km. Mum Regon

Oyan

Second

Kr. Min Das

Balijan

Km. DingumKadu

Oyan

Third

Kr. Bam Kipa

Oyan

Km. VidyaTayang

Tafrogam

  1. Group D

State level position

Boys

VKVs

Girls

VKVs

First

Kr. Chopngo Pansa

Jairampur

Km. SinemluPul

Tafrogam

Second

Kr. Dino Kening

Sunpura

Km. NaniNari

Nirjuli

Third

Kr. Akash Sonar

Sunpura

Km. KritiKrong

Tafrogam

  1. Consolation Prizes( Group Level)

Group C

Group D

Boys

Girls

Boys

Girls

Koloriang

Yazali

Kuporijo

Jirdin

Niausa

Niausa

Yazali

Ziro

The team at Vivekananda Kendra Shiksha Prasar Vibhag (VKSPV) and Vivekananda Kendra Institute of Culture (VKIC) has left no stone unturned to make the program successful and memorable for the students from Arunachal Pradesh.

Inter VKVs Essay Writing Competition

A large number of students participated in the Inter VKVs Essay Writing Competition 2015 conducted on 5 November on the topics: Sister Nivedita -an ardent disciple of Swami Vivekananda (Class III to V), Inspiring Speeches of Swami Vivekananda (Class VI –VIII) and Mananeeya Eknathji Ranade-Perfection Personified (Class IX-XII).The essays have been evaluated in the school level as well as Inter VKV level. The Inter VKV level result of the same has been given below:

Category

State level position

Name of the student

VKVs

A ( Class III to V)

First

Moses Kadung

Seijosa

Second

Kr Hilli Telli

Raga

Third

Kr Sanjib Kumar Behera

Wessang

B( Class VI to VIII)

First

Km Archisha U.K

Nirjuli

Kr Swapnil L .Meshram

Shergaon

Second

Neelam Tollum

Joram

Third

Jaclar Jaba

Banderdewa

C( Class IX to XII)

First

Kr Sachchidanand Soaham Gupta

Jairampur

Second

Km Taba Rinia

Yazali

Km Olivia Nath

Vivek Vihar

Third

Jebang Sangno Taku

Seijosa

Prajnya Vikas Written Test

The Prajnya Vikas Written Test was conducted in all the schools on 5th December 2015.More than eight thousand students participated in the Test in all the VKVs. Many of the VKVs ensured 100% attendance of the students.The test which encompassed many sections was conducted in three categories.Details of participation have been given below:

Sub-Junior( III-V)

Junior(VI-VIII)

Senior(IX-X)

Total

3241

3316

1710

8267

The results of all the schools were compiled and the Inter VKVs winners were declared as follow:

Inter VKV Winners in Prajnya Vikas 2015

Category

Position

Name

Class

VKV

Marks

Sub Junior

First

Kr Gourav Bal

V

Sunpura

49

Kr  Arnav Saikia

V

Yazali

49

Second

Kr Nich Heli

V

Joram

48

Third

Kr Joram Geda

V

Joram

47.5

Consolation

15 Consolation Prizes: VKVs included Kharsang, Ziro, Balijan, Joram, Dado, Changlang and Liromoba

 

 

 

 

 

 

Junior

First

Km. Riya Kri

VIII

Tafrogam

97

Second

Km. Esha Lumdik

VIII

Tafrogam

96

Km. Nyoakcha Misia

VIII

Tafrogam

96

Third

Km. Lidia Tayang

VIII

Tafrogam

94

Consolation

10 Consolation Prizes: VKVs included Tafrogam, Roing, Banderdewa, Nirjuli, Seijosa and Ziro

 

 

 

 

 

 

Senior

First

Km.Omem Romin

X

Sunpura

94

Second

Km.Nancy Lod

X

Sunpura

92.5

Third

Km.Umitsi Khamblai

X

Sunpura

92

Consolation

10 Consolation Prizes: VKVs included Sunpura, Roing, Vivek Vihar and Nirjuli,

Trophies of appreciation also will be received by VKVs having highest average of marks by students in different categories. 

Participation in the training Workshop conducted by CBSE

9 Teachers of various VKVs  participated in the one day ASL workshop conducted by CBSE at Siang Model school, Pasighat on 23rd December 2015. The workshop was meant to equip the English Teacher for assessment of Speaking and Listening Skills.

Science Exhibition by large number of students

Many VKVs organized Science Exhibition involving large number of students in the month of December which gave opportunity to the students to express their creativity. In VKV Roing, the exhibition was organized on 19th December and there were altogether 165 Models prepared by the students which included working and Still Models. In VKV Nirjuli, there were 75 models in the exhibition conducted on 26th December. Models on Solar Cooker, Hydroponics Kitchen Garden, Indigenous tea making device, sprinkler system of Irrigation were some of the models in VKV Nirjuli Exhibition.VKV Wessang organized the program in the mode of exchange of learning program wherein students from Oju Mission School, Wessang and Govt Hr Secondary, Pampoli also were invited.

Talent Show by Students organized

VKV Nirjuli organized a mega Talent Show Program on 5th December involving more than four hundred students wherein each child from Class I to V presented one or other talent hidden in them in front of more than thousand parents. Mabi Taipodia Jini, EAC, who graced the occasion as the Chief Guest congratulated the school authority for organizing such program which helps to boost the morale of students, create self –discipline, stage consciousness and also inculcate qualities of self expression by exploring their ingrained flair and forte. Sri P.M.Unnikrishnan, Education Officer, VKVAPT also graced the program and addressed the students and the parents.

Participation of Principals in NIOS Workshop

Three Principals namely Sri S C Dixit, Principal VKV Itanagar, Sri Y. Pradeep, Principal VKV Vivek Vihar and Sri T.M.Sathian, Principal VKV PTC Banderdewa attended a one day workshop conducted by the National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS) at Vivekananda Hall, R K Mission Hospital, Itanagar.The workshop was inaugurated by the Chairman of the NIOS via video conference.  Smt Asheema Singh, Project Director from Delhi, Shri Piyush Prasad, Regional Director were the main resource persons for the Workshop.

Bhoomi Poojan’ in VKV Roing

The ‘Bhoomi Poojan’ ceremony for a new School building which includes the class rooms for Class VI to XII, Library, Laboratories, Administrative office was conducted on 14th December.Shri. Jatan Pulu, Trustee of VKVAPT, Shri. Unnikrishnan P.M., Education Officer, Shri. Krishna Kumar, VKVAPT, selected parents and Alumni members were present for the occasion. This is a part of VKVAP Trust’s endeavor to upgrade the present infrastructure of schools which started in the year 1977.

There are many reports pouring in from the schools regarding the celebration of Samarth Bharat Parva and the extensive preparation for the National Youth Day celebration. During such celebration, let us make some resolutions in our own level so that together we can take our schools to a new pinnacle of excellence.

With warm regards and best wishes.

Joint Secretary

Strength, strength is what the Upanishads speak to me from every page.  This is the one great thing to remember, it has been the one great lesson I have been taught in my life; strength, it says, strength, O man, be not weak.

                                                                                                                            ~~~~ Swami Vivekananda.             

 

 News Round-up January 2016

It is told that the Education which does not focus on the character building aspects of the students fails to produce desired citizens who will contribute to the wellness of the society. I have heard people quoting the example of the Great Wall of China in this context. When the ancient Chinese wanted to protect themselves they decided to construct the great wall which took substantial labors for years to complete. They thought no one could climb it and attack them. But to the surprise of all the Chinese were invaded thrice during the first 100 years of its existence!  And every time, the hordes of enemy infantry had no need of penetrating or climbing over the wall... because each time they bribed the guards and came through the door. They built the wall but forgot to build the character. The education should be character building which ensures peace and prosperity.

The just ended month witnessed number of activities. Majority of them were aimed to impart Value education so that the Students grow up with good character.

Conduct of Martipuja


It is said “If you want to destroy the civilization of a nation there are 3 ways to do so” They are destroying family structure, education & Lower their role models. For the destruction of the family structure, the best way is to undermine the role of the mother.  The Matripuja, one of the most popular programs, was conducted to re-stress the role of Mother in one’s life. The students of Class X, who are completing the important stage in their life, perform the puja in which all the mothers of students studying in class X are invited. They perform ‘Padapuja’ and take the blessings of their mothers.  The much awaited Programme by Students and Parents are conducted in 5 schools namely Vivek Vihar, Nirjuli, Kharsang, Itanagar & Balijan. 229 mothers participated in the Programme. The program earned much appreciation from the parents who expressed deep happiness to present in the program which is rooted in the immortal traditions of our country. The program emanates deep feeling of motherhood and fosters filial duties among the students which act as a guiding light in the journey of life. The Matripuja in other 18 Secondary schools will be conducted in the month of February. Shri. Krishna Kumar & Shri. Unnikrishnan were present in all these schools.

Utsarg Samaroh

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

Sl

Particulars

Venue

Dates

Boys

Girls

Participating VKVs

1

Utsarg - 1

Roing

14 to 16 January 2016

104

121

Amliang, Roing, Tafrogam, Sunpura & Oyan

2

Utsarg - 2

Kharsang

18 to 20 January 2016

122

36

Jairampur, Kharsang,  Seijosa, Sher & Banderdewa

3

Utsarg - 3

Itanagar

22 to 24 January 2016

113

137

Yazali, Ziro, Nirjuli, Kuporijo & Vivek Vihar

4

Utsarg - 4

Balijan

25 to 27 January 2016

57

144

Jirdin, Balijan, Nivedita Vihar, Itanagar, Wessang & Shergaon

Total

396

438

834

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

Dignitaries present in the Utsarg

Venue

Dignitaries

Roing

Smt. Ruchika Katiyal, IAS, Addl. Deputy Commissioner, Lower Dibang Valley District, A.P

Kharsang

Shri. Ashok Kr Yadav, Executive Engineer of WRD, Kharsang

Itanagar

Shri. B.Lindo, Director, Department of Secondary School Education, Govt. of A.P.

Balijan

Shri. Likha Teji, Under Secretary, Department of Education, Govt.of Arunachal Pradesh.

Ecstatic Moment for the VKVs of Arunachal Pradesh

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

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

 Workshop for the Accountant and Clerk

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

Celebration of National Youth Day

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

Celebration of Republic Day

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

Deshbhakti Kavi Sammelan Held

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

Awareness programs regarding Junk Food

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

With warm regards and prayers.

Joint Secretary

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

                                                                                                ~~Swami Vivekananda.

 

News Round-up November 2015

It was an enriching experience for me to participate in the Indigenous Faith Day celebrations and also to address the huge gathering at Seppa on 1st December. After my address one of them proudly said that “We Janjatis are not ‘backward’, we haven’t been ‘left behind’. We chose to live on our land, in our own ways. We have unique cultural practices which are to be nourished and protected” It reminded me of the saying that “Diversity is Divine Will”.

As educators we need to stand for nourishing the rich cultural heritage of Arunachal Pradesh: the dawn lit mountain, which is also termed as ‘Gateway to serenity’.

There are many encouraging information to share with you all about the functioning of our schools:-

VKVians make clean sweep in State Level Children’s Science Congress:

That was the heading given by a popular daily of Arunachal Pradesh. The news items goes “ITANAGAR, Nov 20: The projects of Lishant Tasar of Vivekananda Kendra Vidyalaya (VKV), Nirjuli was adjudged the best in the State Level Children’s Science Congress held at Arunachal Pradesh Science Centre, IG Park, here with two days programme on November 19 and 20”.

Tatop Taten of Vivekananda Kendra Vidyalaya, Oyan, East Siang and Shoubhick Bhattacherjee of Vivekananda Kendra Vidyalaya, Roing stood second and third respectively”

Other Positions by VKVs

State level position

Name of the Child Scientist

Name of VKV

District

4th

Km. Toyir Bam

Vivek Vihar

Papumpare

5th

Km. Nasum Tajom

Jirdin

West Siang

6th

Km. Liza Riba

Oyan

East Siang

7th

Km. Chera Yakap

NEEPCO Yazali

Lower Subansiri

9th

Kr. Gedom Lego

Yingkiong

Upper Siang

10th

Km. Bengia Yasso

NEEPCO Yazali

Lower Subansiri

Congratulations to all the students and the staff who made this spectacular achievement possible.

VKVs shine in the State Level Painting Competition:

It is not only in scholastic areas that VKVs have made spectacular performance, but also in the co- scholastic areas VKVs have made formidable presence.  VKVs won many prizes in the State level painting competition on energy Conservation conducted by NHPC and State Government.

Category

Position

Name

VKV

A( IV-VI)

Ist

Anubhav Dutta, Class VI

Itanagar

3rd

Liyum Ori, Class VI

Jirdin

Consolation

4 prizes out of ten by VKV Itanagar, Kuporijo, Jirdin and Vivek Vihar

 

B(VII-IX)

Ist

Martina Bagra

Jirdin

2nd

Kirondeep Bhattacharjee

Itanagar

3rd

Mary Rumin,

Jirdin

Consolation

3 prizes out of ten by VKV Basar,Kuporijo,Yazali,

 

Eknathji Memorial Football and Inter VKV Volleyball Tournament:

The just ended month has witnessed the much awaited event in the VKVs: Eknathji Memorial Football and Inter VKV Volleyball Tournament. Please find the details of the programme:-

The Cluster level matches were held in five venues and following teams were the winners of the Cluster level Matches.

Cluster level Winners

Football

Amliang, Itanagar, Ziro, Sher, Shergaon, Jairampur

Volleyball

Amliang, Banderdewa, Ziro, Sher, Shergaon, Seijosa

The finals of the Tournaments were held in VKV Oyan where Super six teams from the Cluster level participated. The tournament had glittering inaugural ceremony on 21st November, wherein Miss Isha Khosla, Deputy Commissioner, East Siang District was the Chief Guest. Impressive Band display, traditional dance and lazim display etc made the inaugural ceremony an everlasting memory for all the participants. After two days enthralling matches the following became the winners:-

Final Result

Football

Volleyball

Winner: VKV SHER

Runner : VKV AMLIANG

Fair play : VKV SHERGAON

Best player : TADAR APU(VKV SHER)

Best Goal Keeper : RONALSO DOO(VKV AMLIANG)

Winner: VKV ZIRO

Runner : VKV BANDERDEWA

Fair player : VKV SEIJOSA

Best play : RISH MAKCHA(VKV ZIRO)

 

Shri. Alokesh Boro of VKV- Nirjuli, Shri. Jaikishan Jaiswal of VKV Roing and Shri. Govind Vishwakarma of VKV Banderdewa were the organizing team for the event.  They organised the event smoothly and flawlessly along with other escort teachers of various schools. The host school VKV Oyan deserves a special appreciation for the excellent logistic support.

Activities of Sneha Vardhini:

Sneha Vardhini of Oyan and Nirjuli conducted 2 notable programmes during the month. I could attend both the programmes. The feedbacks of Sneha Vardhini members are encouraging as some of them said “We are able to contribute something to Nation Building Activities of Vivekananda Kendra. It has given a great confidence to all of us”. Smt.Nitumoni Baruah, the spouse of Sri.Ghanakant Baruah, VKV Oyan said that coming to the stage to present programme, going to many houses for inviting the mothers for the programme etc was an enriching experience for her and it gives a lot of confidence too, Smt. Anjani Nath wife of Sri. Jitendra Nath also expressed during an interaction in Nivedita Vihar that working in Oyan along with the team of Sneha Vardhini was a great experience.

Matrusammelan in Oyan:

Sneha Vardhini group organised a Matrusammelan on 23rdNovember inwhich70 mothers from the neighbourhood areas of VKV- Oyan participated. 4Hrs programme was entirely coordinated by Sneha Vardhini members. The mothers were enthusiastic and participated well in the programme.

Parenting workshop for parents in VKV Nirjuli:

The other programme was the parenting workshop at VKV Nirjuli on8th November. The parents of Class VI were invited for the programme. 72 couples attended the programme. Sri. Unnikrishnan, Education Officer, VKVAPT dealt with the topic of Good parenting and attended the queries of parents regarding parenting. I could address the parents for the importance of investing in the child through value education at home.

Bhumi Puja for VKCTE:

The Bhumi Puja ceremony for the new building of much cherished B.Ed college of Vivekananda Kendra took place on 24th November 2015 at VKV Nirjuli complex. Dr Joram Begiji, Shri. Rinchin Dorjeeji& Dr.Tejum Paduji, the Trustees of VKVAPT; Smt.Y.Ringu, School supporting Group Chairman, invited parents, Principals of VKVs in capital complex etc were present on the occasion.

The Bhumi Puja was conducted in the first column site and Man. Pravinji broke the coconut and all present, shoved concrete mixture to the first column of the building. The 34780 Sq.ft building is going to be an architectural marvel for the state. Let us invoke the blessing of Trinity for the timely completion of the project.

Visit of Col.Vinayak Tambekarji:

Col. Vinayak Tambekarji visited VKVs Joram, Ziro, Amliang, Sunpura, Tafrogam and Kharsang during the month of November.  In all the schools Col. Tambekarji interacted with the students and the staff. The interactions were very lively as in response to many questions he shared many memorable experiences from his service tenure in the defence sector, highlighted on various opportunities in the defence service and motivated the students to join the armed forces. In his interaction with the staff he exhorted them for their discipline and hard labour.  He stressed that teaching  is a noble profession in pursuit of nation building and at par with the defense service or even more.

Educational Audit of VKV Yazali:

Sri Arvind Gore and Smt. Sulabha didi visited VKV Yazali and had educational audit of the school. The audit encompassed the scrutiny and feedback on entire educational activities in the schools. Based on the audit, one day workshop was conducted for the teachers of VKV Yazali.

Visit of Well wishers and programs:

Members of Plus Foundation, Ahmednagar visited VKV Shergaon, Tawang, Amliang and Tafrogam. The team with a unique message   of “Jodo Jodo, Bharat Jodo” visited the above said schools and educated the students with the lecture session on Adolescent health for both boys and Girls, solar system, teaching Warli Paintings, Paper quilling art, conducting quiz and giving hands on practise for preparing science projects. The enthusiastic group of 21 members include practising doctors, business men, students and other professionals.

Inspire Training Programme :

The ‘Inspire’ a unique programme to nurture the talents, started in the current academic session has added one more chapter by conducting workshops at all three nodal centres namely Nirjuli, Ziro & Roing  simultaneously from 17th November to 20th November 2015. Dr.Sucharita Gadre, Professor and Aakash Chowkase, Assistant professor, Km. Mrinmayee, School counsellor led the group. There were 13 resource persons from Jnana Probodhini, Pune who conducted the programs in groups in the three venues. Total 178 students participated in the programme. Prof. Tana Showren, HOD, Dept. of History, RGU, Doimukh and Unnikrishnan .P.M, Education officer of the VKVs AP Trust were present in the inaugural function at Nirjuli. The inauguration of the camp in Roing was done by Shri. Basant Kumar Singh, Lecturer, DIET Roing.

Samidha in schools:

Mananeeya Eknathji’s birthday (Sadhana Divas) was celebrated in all the schools as ‘Samidha’ programme as it marked the culmination of one year long Mananeeya Eknathji Janma Shati Parva. The schools celebrated the day with involving all the students, staff, School Supporting Group and well-wishers of the school. The speech on Man. Eknathji, Pondering on the works of Vivekananda Kendra, re- cap of the yearlong celebration and singing the song on Man. Eknathji, guided meditation on the need of having higher aims in each and every body’s life were some of the highlights of the program. As per the reports received from 8 VKVs and VKVAPT Dibrugarh total attendance of the program is 2034 people.

Celebration of Library Week:

In order to promote reading habits of the students and to strengthen the school libraries, VKVs of Arunachal Pradesh started observing library week from the previous years. This year also the week was observed with many fold activities like Book review, Guest Lecture, Book donation drive, inauguration of wall magazine etc.

Glimpse of a Guest Lecture programme:

Guest lecture programme is getting good momentum in schools. The schools are making good efforts to involve parents, well wishers and bureaucrats to take session on the selected topics based on the need of the schools. One among is the Guest Lecture session conducted at VKV- Roing.  Sri. Ravi Dhawan IAS, DC Roing was the guest for the programme organized for the students’ of Class XI & XII on 7th November 2015 in which 73 students attended. The Hon’ble speaker dealt with the topics like the need of hard work, Ways and means to prepare for UPSC, handling of Peer pressure and also answered the questions raised by the students.

Hosting of CCE mentoring workshop at VKV Itanagar:

VKV Itanagar successfully hosted a one day CCE mentoring and experience sharing Workshop; organised by CBSE for the Principals of CBSE affiliated schools from Arunachal Pradesh. 32 Principals of various schools attended the programme. Sri. S.C Dixit, principal VKV Itanagar gave the welcome address and Sri. Unnikrishnan.P.M, Education Officer, VKVAPT highlighted the importance of effective implementation of CCE. Smt. Sughnada Sharma, Additional Director Research and innovation, New Delhi was the resource persons for the workshop.

Science Exhibitions:

VKV Oyan, Banderdewa, Itanagar and Kuporijo conducted Science exhibitions by involving large number of students. 76 students in VKV- Banderdewa, 137 students in VKV Kuporijo, 150students in VKV- Itanagar and 35 students in VKV Oyan participated in the science exhibition. Large number of parents witnessed the programme. The science exhibition at school level will have a good impact in developing the scientific temper among the students.

Legal awareness programme conducted in VKV- Nirjuli:

One day legal awareness programme was conducted on 29th Nov. 2015 at VKV- Nirjuli in collaboration with State NSS cell, Government of Arunachal Pradesh. 100 Girls attended the programme. Dr. V.N. Sharma, State Liaison Officer- NSS Unit, Mitali Tingkhatra, Chairperson Arunachal Pradesh State Commission for Women, Su. Anupama Singh and Su Batori Kri, Assistant professor from Arunachal Law Academy were the main resource persons.

VKVs Shergaon, Tawang Ziro, and Joram are on winter vacation from 20 Dec onwards.  We wish all the students and the staff a purposeful vacation. May they enrich themselves and come back to action with more vigour and sprit!  Few of the teachers of these schools are deputed to other schools as per the need. 

My dear sisters and brothers let us all plunge into the work to materialize the vision of Man. Eknathji. Let us make our schools a model one and a centre of activities.

With warm regards and wishes.

Yours Sincerely,

Joint Secretary.

 

It has been one of the principles of my life not to be ashamed of my own ancestors.  I am one of the proudest men ever born, but let me tell you frankly, it is not for me, but on account of my ancestry.  The more I have studied the past, the more I have looked back, more and more has this pride come to me, and it has given me the strength and courage of conviction, raised me up from the dust of the earth, and set me working out that great plan laid out by those great ancestors of ours.

~~~~ Swami Vivekananda.