National Youth Day Celebration
156th Birth Anniversary of Swami Vivekananda
On 12th January National Youth Day was celebrated in VKV Jirdin along with children, parents and well wishers of VKV. The programme was started at 9.30 a.m. by lighting of the lamp by the Chief Guest Smt. Binti Mibang (Circle Officer, Nikte circle, Aalo) and The Guest of Honour Smt. Kartu Bam (Circle Officer, Kombo circle, Aalo). Principal VKV Jirdin welcomed all the parents, students, well-wishers present in the programme and threw light on the purpose of celebrating National Youth Day nation-wide and role of the youths in present day time.
Principal VKV Jirdin felicitated both the Chief Guest and Guest of Honour with a token of love and offered both the Assamese floral gamucha.
A student of class-X highlighted on the significance of the day. Su. Kajal Neog Phukan (English teacher) read out the report and threw light on the achievements done by school in the present session.
Followed by meritorious prize distribution to some of the students who bought laurels to the institution from the hand of the Chief Guest and Guest of Honour.
The Chief Guest addressed to the audience present and quoted the famous quote of Swami Vivekananda “ Arise, Awake and stop not till the Goal is reached”. And she elaborated its inner meaning and spoke about Swami Vivekananda who was not only a national leader but also a social worker and reformer who wanted and brought changes in the society. How in every speeches of Swamiji we come to know about India’s rich traditions, cultures and its heritage. How Swamiji thought about the all round development of India by calling the youths of India to arise and also worked and kept women folk in a higher status equivalent to men. She advised the students to take pride in being a VKVian and inculcate all the good ideals taught and learnt in school, to be bold in one’s speech and keep shyness aside sharing her own experience of her school days. She also stressed on students to be a good human and give back to one’s society all the good virtues learnt, to inculcate all the good things of society and also to stand and fight back against all the evils prevalent in the society. She concluded her speech by showing her gratitude towards institutions like VKV who are indeed giving their service in shaping the youths and bringing many good officials of Arunachal by giving quality education for the past many years.
Next Dr. Tasing Paser (Anaesthetist , District Hospital, Aalo) who is a VKV Alumi of VKV Oyan also addressed requesting parents to minimize their frequent visits to school for the smooth running of the school. And asked parents and well-wishers to come forward and co-operate in discussing and finding solutions to the various problems faced by the school administration- a way to show their gratitude towards the school for its selfless service.
A small cultural programme was kept with variety of items like welcome dance, patriotic song telling about the greatness of our motherland , action song of tiny tots, regional dance like bihu and dandiya portraying the rich culture of different states , yoga demonstration making everyone aware of the need of the hour: If you are fit; India is fit and a local drama drawing the audience attention to Loss of culture is Loss of Identity .
The National Youth Day’s celebration was winded up with vote of thanks to the dignitaries, parents, students, staffs for their valuable time spared in making the event a grand one.