News Round-up June, July & August
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.
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.