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Visit of Union Minister to the Vidyalaya

The entire team of VKV Dollungmukh took 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 during the post noon period of this day, as a part of his major visit to the Subansiri Lower Hydro Electric Project of NHPC at Gerukamukh. He was accompanied by Sri. Ratish Kumar, the Director of the Projects of NHPC within the national borders, Sri. D. Dayal and Sri. A.K. Sarkar the Executive Directors of Design and Planning respectively from the corporate office of NHPC at Delhi.

It’s obvious to mention here that the Union Minister and the other dignitaries had a galaxy of the officials of the Subansiri Lower Hydro Electric Project of NHPC at Gerukamukh, under the leadership of the Executive Director Sri. Rakesh with them during their visit. A grand traditional welcome was offered to the distinguished dignitaries by the family members of the Vidyalaya including the students. All the dignitaries including Dr. Sri. Sanjeev Kumar Balyan happily accepted the same. All the dignitaries visited the hostels and Dr. Sri. Sanjeev Kumar Balyan, personally commented on the internal and external arrangements of the hostels. Of course he was highly impressed. As per the initiation of Sri. Rakesh, the Executive Director of Subansiri Lower Hydro Electric Project of NHPC at Gerukamukh, Sri. R. Murugan, the Principal of the Vidyalaya described about Vivekananda Kendra as a whole and VKVs in the state in particular in a nutshell to the Union Minister. Also the preliminary details (Strength of the students, staff, age of the Vidyalaya, etc...) presented by the Principal in a pinpointed way paved way for the dignitaries to get a brief description of the Vidyalaya.

The climax of the visit was the interaction of the Union Minister with Kr. Bini Sunny of Class IV, for the utilization of school library to a highest extent by reading 103 library books during the last academic session, which was initiated by Sri. Ratish Kumar, the Director of the Projects of NHPC. All the team members were formally introduced to the Union Minister as he happily accepted for the same and also there was a group photo session with the family members of the Vidyalaya inclusive of all the 47 hostellers. All the hostellers took the blessings of the minister and this action of the students elevated the impression of the Vidyalaya among the gathering as a whole and Dr. Sri. Sanjeev Kumar Balyan in particular.

Thus this day would remain in the history of the Vidyalaya as a remarkable one as the Union Minister Dr. Sri. Sanjeev Kumar Balyan had registered his remarks in the Visitor’s Register of the Vidyalaya as “Very Beautiful and Inspiring”.

Celebration of Swami Vivekananda Jayanti on 12.01.2017

The 154th Jayanti of Swami Vivekananda, which is also celebrated as National Youth Day was clubbed with the Culmination of Samarth Bharat Parv and the Annual Day of the Vidyalaya, was organised in the Vidyalaya on 12.01.2017 with a good strength of parents and well wishers along with the inmates of the Vidyalaya.

 The programme was witnessed by all the parents of both the hosteller and day scholar students of the Vidyalaya. Sri. Rottom Lobo, alumni of VKVs Sher and Balijan and currently serving as the Site Engineer (Electrical), GE Power India, Ltd (Former M/s ALSTOM) graced the occasion as the Chief Guest along with his spouse Dr. Smt. Yangam Chamrak. The significance of the day speech was delivered by Sri.R.Murugan, the Principal of the Vidyalaya following a formal welcome of the Chief Guest and the gathering. He highlighted the significance of the three auspicious occasions of the day and presented the annual report of the school in a pinpointed way with a special focus on the achievements of the Vidyalaya in various aspects. He also expressed his heartfelt thanks to all the parents and well wishers and all the officials of Subansiri Lower Hydro Electric Project of NHPC at Gerukamukh on behalf of the entire family of the Vidyalaya for extending their fullest co operation to the Vidyalaya, for its success. The Chief Guest gave away the prizes for the winners of a few sports activities conducted during the Annual Sports and Cultural Meet. He recalled his school days and expressed his happiness to be the Chief Guest on this auspicious occasion. He insisted the students to be well disciplined and also appealed the parents to be with the part of the school for the betterment of the society as a whole and their wards in particular. The students presented a sequence of colourful cultural programmes comprising of Quotation Presentation, Patriotic Song in Group both by boys and girls separately. In addition to this the girls of Class III and IV presented a traditional dance, which gained a good applause from the gathering. Sri. Keshab Upadhyaya, Teacher of the Vidyalaya, delivered the vote of thanks and the programme concluded with Shanti Mantra. The total attendance of the programme stood as 256 including the inmates of the Vidyalaya.

The significant climax of the celebration was that the Chief Guest, Sri. Rottom Lobo, whole heartedly enrolled himself as a Perpetual Patron of Vivekananda Kendra by donating an amount of Rs. 10000 (Rupees Ten Thousand Only) with an earnest request that it need not have a disclosure among the gathering.

Annual Sports and Cultural Meet

Physical development, being one among the five fold developments of the pattern of education imparted by the VKVs in the state, VKV Dollungmukh as a part of the same, had its Annual Sports and Cultural Meet for the current academic session from 22.12.2016 – 24.12.2016 to bring out the physical potentialities hidden in the students.

The three days long programme which is an annual event was formally inaugurated by Sri. Amarnath Singh, the Officer Commanding of Arunachal Pradesh Police, Ziro in the presence of Sri. Tem Perme, the Deputy Manager of Electrical and Mechanical Division of Subansiri Lower Hydro Electric Project of NHPC at Gerukamukh, parents and all the inmates of the Vidyalaya. The Chief Guest hoisted the Sports Flag of the Vidyalaya and lit the Torch and handed over it to Kr. Rottom Nanak of Class IV who was the champion of the academic session 2015 – 16. He addressed the gathering and highlighted about the significance of the sports events in an individual’s life and also mentioned about the reservation for the sportsmen in the recruitment to the government services in the state. He registered his remarks on the March Past presented by the Class IV hostellers that it was the best performance which he had ever witnessed in his lifetime. He advised the students to pay attention in sports activities too to bring out their talents and blessed them and finally declared the meet open. The day scholar students of the Vidyalaya presented a colourful Fancy Dress Competition on the theme “Go As You Like” which very well reflected the input of the teachers, efforts of the parents and the students taken to make the event a successful one.  All the participants were judged by the Chief Guest Sri. Amarnath Singh, Sri. Tem Perme and Sri. R. Murugan, the Principal of the Vidyalaya.

All the sports events were separately conducted for the boys and girls of all the classes. The entire strength of the Vidyalaya took part very actively in the sports activities with the true spirit of sportsmanship. It was observed that there’s a good enthusiasm and competitive spirit among the students. The three days programme made the students to cherish a memorable thought, which would remain in them forever. The entire nuclear team of the Vidyalaya along with the hostellers attended the retreat of the sports flag during the sunset of the third day on 24.12.2016.

VKV Dollungmukh- Library Week Observations

Library Week Observations for the session 2016 – 17, in VKV Dollungmukh comprised of a galaxy of activities and competitions from 19.11.2016 – 26.11.2016. The entire family of the Vidyalaya played an active role in the same with true spirit and enthusiasm to make the observations a grand successful one in all the spheres. The glimpses of the weeklong programme is mentioned hereunder.

 The observations commenced with the formal inauguration of the “Creativity Exhibition” on 19.11.2016, by Sri. M. A. Padmanabhachar, the Chief of Electrical and Mechanical Division of Subansiri Lower Hydro Electric Project of NHPC at Gerukamukh. He was given a brief description regarding the Library Week Observations in VKVs by Sri. R. Murugan, the Principal of the Vidyalaya, along with the significance of the day speech on “Sadhana Diwas”- the Birth Anniversary of Mananeeya Eknathji Ranade, the spirit behind Vivekananda Rock Memorial and Vivekananda Kendra and VKVs in Arunachal Pradesh. He was very well impressed by the creativity of the students exposed in the form of charts and displays.

The “Creativity Exhibition” remained open throughout the week for the students, parents, well wishers and NHPC officials to visit the same. There was a good number of parents, well wishers and NHPC officials who visited the exhibition. All of them were highly impressed by the display of the talents of the students. Mananeeya Pravin Dabholkarji, one of the Joint General Secretaries of Vivekananda Rock Memorial and Vivekananda Kendra cum the Secretary of VKVs in North East visited the same along with Sri. Anand Mohan Mishra, the Principal of VKV Ziro cum the Cluster In Charge of Subansiri Cluster, during their visit to the Vidyalaya on 23.11.2016. Mananeeya Pravinji appreciated the artistic skill of the students on the drawings of Mananeeya Eknathji and Vivekananda Rock Memorial.

Book Collection Drive, being a part of the observations brought a good result in increasing the number of books in the school library, by the generous contribution of the parents and the family members of the Vidyalaya.

The weeklong programme was officially culminated on 26.11.2016, though the culmination programme was organised on 28.11.2016. Sri. Amresh Kumar, the General Manager of Subansiri Lower Hydro Electric Project of NHPC at Gerukamukh graced the occasion as the Chief Guest. He visited the Creativity Exhibition and display of the books donated by the family members and students of the Vidyalaya. He expressed his extreme happiness and appreciated the skill of the students. While addressing the audience, he mentioned that “Knowledge is the strength of an individual which can be obtained only through reading books”. He also insisted the students to read books daily and make it as a part of their daily routine. All the winners of the literary competitions conducted during the observations were awarded by the Chief Guest.

A Brief Report on the Participation in the Observation of Vigilance Awareness Week Organised by NHPC

As per the guidelines of the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC), Government of India, Vigilance Awareness Week was observed by Subansiri Lower Hydro Electric Project of NHPC at Gerukamukh from 31.10.2016 – 05.11.2016, which is a nationwide programme in all the government corporate offices during this period of the annual calendar. In connection with the observation, the project conducted a variety of competitions for the students of the schools within its radius at the inter school level. Accordingly the students of our Vidyalaya also participated in the Elocution and Poster Making competitions on the topics “Moral Education during Childhood” and “Evils of Corruption” respectively under the specific age group.

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