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Inauguration of VKV Mukto

VKV Mukto, the 37th VKV of Arunachal Pradesh was inaugurated by the Hon'ble Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh Shri Pema Khandu in the presence of Union Minister of state for Home Affairs Shri Kiren Rijiju on 25th June 2018.

The Hon'ble Chief Minister said that starting VKV Mukto and dedicating it to people is one of his cherished and most deserving works that he had done so far. While speaking on the occasion the Chief Minister acknowledged the contribution made by VKVs in Arunachal Pradesh.

Union Minister of state for Home Affairs Shri Kiren Rijiju said that VKVs imparts man making and nation building education stressing all round development of the children.

The students of VKV Kitpi Tawang performed band display and patriotic dance on the occasion.

At the beginning HCM and other dignitaries were received with traditional attire and untied the scarf at the gate. Unveiling of inauguration slab with lighting lamp followed with Buddhist chants marked the historic day with addition of one more vkv at Tawang.

Joint Secretary VKVAPT Shri Rupesh Mathur, Joint Secretary, VKVs Arunachal Pradesh welcomed the gathering and informed them about various activities undertaken by Vivekananda Kendra in Arunachal Pradesh.

Shri Rinchen Dorjee a trustee of VKVs Arunachal Pradesh Trust (also the President of Monpa Mimang Tshokpa) presented statue of Swami Vivekananda to the visiting dignitaries.

Shri Rinchin Norbu, Chairman School Support Group of VKV Kitpi presented vote of thanks.

The others present in the occasion included Hon'ble Parliamentary Secretary RWD, Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Shri Jambey Tashi, Hon'ble MLA Tawang Shri Tsering Tashi, Padmashree Lama Thupten Phuntsok, Deputy Commissioner Tawang Shri Sang Phuntsok (IAS), and many officers from the Administrative and Engineering Departments along with Public Leaders.

 

Monthly News Letter - January and February 2018

Utsarg Samaroh

The Utsarg Samaroh for the Class X students were conducted for all the Class X students on different dates in the month of January at the following venues:

Sl No

Venue

Participating VKVS

1

Nivedita Vihar

Nivedita Vihar & Seijosa

2

Itanagar

Vivek Vihar, Balijan &Itanagar

3

Nirjuli

Banderdewa & Nirjuli

4

Kharsang

Kharsang & Jairampur

5

Tafrogam

Sunpura, Amliang & Tafrogam

6

Oyan

Oyan & Yingkiong

7

Jirdin

Jirdin & Kuporijo

Swami Ananand Chaitnaya and Acharyaa Ananyaji from Chinmaya Mission imparted eternal ideals for enabling the students to be assets for the society in different venues. There were also refining touch to the subjects, Bharat Mata Pujan to infuse patriotic fervor among the participants.

In addition to the above, VKVs Shergaon, Wessang, Tawang, Ziro, Roing, Sher, Yazali conducted Utsarg at the school level. In these venues also dignitaries were invited to guide the students.

Matripuja:

The matripuja for the class X students were conducted in all the secondary and Higher Secondary school in the month of February. Sri R Krishna Kumar, member, VKVAPT visited the schools to conduct the Puja. A large number of parents took part in the puja in each venue. The puja which comprises of Paad puja of the mother and understanding the importance of mother in one’s life impressed the parents and the students. Many came forward to express their spontaneous emotions after the puja.

Accounts Workshop:

26 Accounts and clerks from VKVs Arunachal Pradesh Trust participated in a Regional level workshop of Vivekananda Kendra, North East region conducted on 3rd and 4th February at VKV Dibrugarh.The workshop was  graced by Mananeeya Bhanudasji, Secretary, Vivekananda Kendra; Asok Junagade CA from Nashik; Sri Pravinji, Secretary, VKVAPT; Arun Raj Singh Sekhawat, Administrative Officer,VKVAPT; Sri Rupesh Mathur, Joint Secretary,VKVAPT; Pratibha Kulkarni, Office Secretary,VKVAPT and other officials from VKVAPT and VKSPV. The Workshop took stock of the actions taken on the earlier decisions and streamlined other accounting procedures. Sri Subhashis Moulik, Cluster Accountant for Subansiri Cluster was awarded the best Accountant for the session 2017-18.

Outstanding performance in Scholarship Exams:

VKV students have exhibited outstanding performance in the recently held NTSE and NMSS Exam.  The highlights of the same have been given below:

NMSS 2017-18:

The scholarship examination conducted in all over the state for identifying the talented students studying in Class VIII clearly reflected the efforts of the teachers, students and their parents. Out of 130 selected from the state, 126 were from VKVs.

 The school wise selected students’ number in NMSS

VKV

No of students

VKV

No of students

Nirjuli

27

Kharsang

3

Vivek Vihar

21

Amliang

2

Itanagar

11

Balijan

2

Kuporijo

8

Jairampur

2

Roing

8

Changlang

1

Sunpura

8

Jirdin

1

Tezu

8

Oyan

1

Tafrogam

6

Raga

1

Joram

5

Wessang

1

Ziro

5

Yingkiong

1

Banderdewa

4

 

Total

126

NTSE 2017-18:

In the state level NTSE Exam, 15 VKV students were selected out of 27 in the state.

The school wise selected students’ number in NTSE

Sl No

VKV

No of students

1

Vivek Vihar

7

2

Nirjuli

3

3

Jairampur

1

4

Kharsang

1

5

Oyan

1

6

Jirdin

1

7

Ziro

1

Total

15

 VKVAPT Core Team meeting:

A core meeting was held on 5th Jan2018 at VKVAPT Dibrugarh which was attended by Shri. Pravin Dabholkar, Secretary  North East, Shri Rupesh Mathur , Joint Secretary VKV APT, Shri Arun Raj Singh Shekhawat, Admin. Officer, Smt Pratibha Kulkarni, Office Secretary, Shri Unnikrishnan P M, Education Officer, Shri Arindam Bhattacharjee Accounts’ officer, Shri Krishna Kumar, Store In- charge ,Shri Mahesh Menon office-In charge, and the cluster In-charges, Shri P.K. Pandey, Shri. N.Kumaravel, Shri Anand Mohan Mishra and Shri Ajaykumar P. Various administrative matters were discussed in the meeting.

Result of InterVKV Competitions declared:

The result of the Inter VKV Essay Writing Competition and Inter VKV Prajnya Vikas Competition have been declared. The completions were held on 28 October and 11 December respectively. Some of the highlights are given below:

Prajnya Vikas Written Test:

Like previous years, a large number of students took part in the competition.

Participation in different categories in Prajnya Vikas 2017-18

Sl  No

Category

No of Participation

1

Sub-Junior

3885

2

Junior

3627

3

Senior

1985

Total

9497

 Result Summary

                                                                     Senior Section

Position

VKV

Name

Class

Marks

1st

OYAN

Kr. Kampo Taki

X

100

2nd

YAZALI

Km. Megha Raj

x

94.5

3rd

YAZALI

Km. Rosy Chamuah

x

90

10 consolation prizes from Tafrogam-3,Yazali-1, Kharsang-2,Itanagr-1, Nirjuli-1

 

80-90

                                                                      Junior Section

Position

VKV

Name

Class

Marks

1st

Yazali

Km. Anugraha Sathian

VIA

97.5

2nd

Yazali

Km. RaloNanne

VIA

97

3rd

Yazali

Kr. Arnav Saikia

VIIA

92

8 consolation prizes from Tafrogam-5, Changlang-1, Joram-1, Basar-1

75-90

                                                           Sub-Junior Section

Position

Names

School

Class

Marks

1st

Kr. Wangbom D. Lowang

Kharsang

V

49

Km. Bini Noami

Tafrogam

V

49

2nd

Km. Suzain Wangsa

Tafrogam

V

48.5

3rd

Km. Kibiyan Pul

Tafrogam

V

48

Km. Phehka Ponglaham

Tafrogam

V

48

Kr. Rangno Sonam Waii

Wessang

V

48

13 consolation prizes:  Tafrogam-4, Wessang-5, Joram-2, Dollungmukh-1, Liromoba-1

42-47

 Detail result analysis for the last two years and prizes for the winners have been dispatched to the schools.

Inter VKVs Essay Writing Competition:

The inter VKVs winners are as follow:

Category

Position

Name of the students

VKV

Sub-Junior

First

Km MaisanSingpho

Tafrogam

Second

Km Jeter Dagam

Nivedita Vihar

Third

Kr TingthomLukham

Niausa

Junior

First

Kr Arnav Saikia

Yazali

Second

Km KabakSumper

Raga

Third

Km RineTayu

Sunpura

Senior

First

Km MeramVeo

Nivedita Vihar

Second

Km RubuNampi

Vivek Vihar

Third

Km OyeeTega

Sunpura

 The essays of the first prize winners will be published in the next edition of Arohi.

Utkarsh Shibir:

A shibir for some selected teachers was conducted at VKVAPT, Dibrugarh on 18th and 19th February. The Shibir was graced by Padmashree Su Nivedita Bhide, Vice –President and Mananeeya Bhanudasji, General Secretary, Vivekananda Kendra Kanyakumari. Altogether 14 teachers from different VKVs participated in the shibir.  With the guidance of the Kendra elders, the participants took part in group discussion and presentation, individual presentation on various topics like academic excellence, innovation in school, proper accounting procedures etc. The participants have been immensely benefitted from the shibir to discharge various responsibilities.

Visit of Governor:

His Excellency, Brig. (Dr) B.D. Mishra, the Governor of Arunachal Pradesh visited VKV Jairampur on 30 January at 11.10 a.m. School gave him a grand welcome with band troupe and conducted a short programme. It was attended by the Honorable MLA of Jairampur Constituency, Deputy Commissioner, Changlang Dist, DIG Police, throng of public leaders of the area and Govt officials. His Excellency congratulated VKVs for doing wonderful work including stress on girls’ education in the remote corner of India and urged the students of VKVs to enshrine the name and fame of Swami Vivekananda, the greatest ideal leader.

 DST Inspire Camp 2018 :

Department of Science and Technology (DST), Govt Of India had collaborated with Arunachal University of Studies (AUS) to organize an ‘Inspire Internship Science Camp’ from 1st - 5th February at Namsai, Arunachal Pradesh. The camp was especially for higher secondary classes to apprise them of possible future prospects in science stream. Approximately 200 students from six different schools had actively participated in the camp. From VKV Roing 31 children of XI had participated. Various fields of science had been vividly depicted by eminent dignitaries from reputed educational and research institutions of our country.  There were Scientists and faculties fromKrishi Bhawan, New Delhi, Doon University, Dibrugarh University, Citrus Research Station, Tinsukia and IIT Guwahati who presented papers ondifferent topics each day.

Achievement in State level Model Making Competition:

Two students of VKV Vivek Vihar namely Km Runi Shangdo and Km Tad Nimpu won second position in the State level Model Making Competition held on 18th February on the theme ‘Energy Conservation and Energy Efficiency’ organized by APEDA, Itanagar and BEE ( Govt of India). The students as well as the Guide teacher Sri Gupta Bigop Parida were given cash prizes and certificates.

Varshik Baithak of VK Arunachal Prant:

All the principals of the VKVs of Arunachal Pradesh along with a member of School Support Group attended the Varshik Baithak held in Golden Pagoda, Namsai from 2nd to 4th March 2018. Apart from VKVs, members from all the branch centers and projects of Vivekananda Kendra namely, Arun Jyoti, KGBP, Medical services, VKCTE, Craft center etc. participated in the Baithak. Padmashree Su Nivedita Bhide, Vice President, Vivekananda Kendra, Dr Joram Begi, Prant Pramukh, VK Arunachal Pradesh, Sri Pravin Dhabolkar, Secretary,VK, North East graced the occasion. A host of VKV alumni and well-wishers of Vivekananda Kendra also attended the Baithak.

At the moment, the students are attending their annual exam and Class X and XII students are attending their Board exam. We wish all the students best wishes to pass the examination with flying colors.

Monthly News letter December 2017

Indigenous Faith Day celebration

Indigenous faith Day was celebrated with pomp and show involving the local community in the VKVs of Arunachal Pradesh. Students and staffs taking part in colorful procession, cultural programs by students and community etc. were some of the highlights.

Participation in ‘State Conclave-Dream Change Arunachal’

15 Principals of VKVs participated in the State Conclave-‘Dream Change Arunachal’, a two day program on 8th and 9th December, organized by Govt of Arunachal Pradesh which was graced by dignitaries from different department, academicians, members of Niti Ayog and representatives from many other organizations. The conclave focused on many important themes like, Reforming land laws, Development of land-based economic activity and tourism, Education, tackling unemployment through skills development and Paradigm shift on development process etc. The participants got enriched with inputs from renowned experts from different field. Sri P M Unnikrishnan, Education Officer, VKVAPT, presented a paper on the educational and socio-cultural activities of Vivekananda Kendra in Arunachal Pradesh.

Vivek Inspire Teams camp at Pune

The first batch of Vivek Inspire students have undergone intensive trainings and exposure in the visit and camp at Pune. It was a much awaited event for the students. The team reached Pune on 6th of December and exposed to myriad of activities throughout the stay there. Drum Circle, experience sharing by experts from different fields and alumni, interactions with Sri Viswas Lapalkar, former Secretary of VKVAPT; problem solving session, sessions on culinary and creativity were some of the highlights. There were also parallel program for the mentors. Apart from these, there were visits to ISSER, Pune, Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, Manashakti Research Center, Pimpri Chinchwad Science Park, NDA campus, Phonix mall, Shaniwar Wada, Deenanath Mangeshkar Hospital, Rajiv Gandhi Zoological Park, Visit to Regional Coconut Research Centre, Bhatye, Ratnagiri District, Ratnadurga Fort. The team also got acquainted with the innovative practices of the Jnana Prabodhini. The team also had a unique experience of staying with Maharastrian families for two days. The trip to Ratnagiri, the horticulture district of Maharashtra was another varied experience. Overall, the exposure visit has made the students enriched immensely and left an indelible mark.

Exposure in IIT Delhi

The class XI (Science) students of VKV Shergaon availing the Ishaan Vikas Program visited IIT Delhi and enriched themselves with varied carefully chosen exposures by the faculty of the Higher education institution. Ishaan Vikas is an MHRD sponsored program for the selected students from North eastern states to visit premier institutions so that they are motivated to excel in   studies in order to peruse higher education in such state- of –the- art institutions.

Field Visit to Eagle Nest Sanctuary

VKV Shergaon conducted a field study trip to Eagle Nest Wildlife Sanctuary on 20th December 2017 for the students of Class IX and X. It was a Science project for the students to study the flora and fauna in the Evergreen forest. Sri L.N.Thongchun, Deputy Forest Range Officer explained about the various species of birds, animals and trees found in this sanctuary.

Maatru Puja Conducted

Vivekananda Kendra Vidyalaya Kitpi organized 'Maatriu Puja' programme at Vivekananda hall on 10th December 2017 for the first batch class X students of the Vidyalaya. Matru Puja is organized in VKVs to provide one-time experience of greatness of mother to the teenage children before leaving the school after completing the first stage of their studies.

The programme was graced by Sri Krishna Kumarji, senior member of VKAPT, Sri Rinchin Norbu, Chairman of the School Support Group and Shri Balaji Wagmare, Principal VKV Kitpi. 26 out of 30 students' parents attended the first ever Matru Puja of the Vidyalaya.

Sri RinchinNorbu, Chairman SSG expressed his views on such programmes. He said that, all great persons were influenced by kindness, compassion and humbleness of their mother. Wishing the gathering on the occasion of 28th Noble peace prize to His Holiness the Dalai Lama the Chairman quoted the life of His Holiness wherein His Holiness was greatly influenced by his mother. The parents and students also shared their experiences on this occasion. At the very beginning the students washed the feet of their mother and offered Argham (water), Padhyam (water for bathing), Pushpe (flower), Dhupe (incense), Aloke (light), Gandhe (perfume) and Nevidhya (celestial food).

Celebration of National Mathematics Day

VKV Oyan celebrated National mathematics day on 22 December to mark the Birth anniversary of Srinivasha Ramanujan. Importance of the day was explained in the morning assembly. A poster making and model making competition was conducted. Eighty students participated in this competition. A mathematics quiz was also organized on the same day to mark the occasion. VKV Yazali also conducted the same with programs like floral tribute to Srinivasha Ramanujan, special assembly, Importance of the Day and inauguration of a wall magazine.

Workshop on Tourism awareness

The Department of Tourism, Government of Arunachal Pradesh conducted a one hour workshop on 19th December 2017 in VKV Yazali on tourism awareness. A team of four members of above mentioned department were the Resource person and elaborated the purpose behind conducting such workshop in school level. Altogether sixty students of Classes of IX, XI and XII were benefitted by the said workshop. 

Laurels garnered by the Band troop of VKV PTC Banderdewa

The band troop of VKV PTC Banderdewa has exhibited the mastery of band display on many occasions recently and captivated the attention of the audiences.The troop participated in the zonal level Band display competition held at Shankardev  Kalakshatra on 19th December which was organized by RMSA, Assam. The competition was held in the presence of Director, RMSA, Assam and Central observer from MHRD, GOI. The troop bagged 3rd position in the competitions among other troops from the North Eastern states.

The troop also displayed at the XV Convocation ceremony of RGU on30th November which was witnessed by honorable Governor of Arunachal Pradesh, the Vice Chancellor of RGU and scores of scholars and students. Later on 4th December, Sri Tamo Mibang, VC of RGU expressed their appreciation by felicitating the Principal, band instructor and the troop.

Participation in Smart Class Workshop

Two teachers of VKV Yingkiong participated in a two day workshop on15th and 16th December organized by the DDSE Yingkiong on effective use of Smart Classrooms using multimedia. 32 teachers from various schools took part in the workshop. Sri Dipok Singha, an IT expert from Guwahati was the main resource person of the workshop. A follow-up workshop was also conducted in VKV Yingkiong on 18th December for other teachers by the two teachers.

Participation in faculty Development Program on English language and Teachinng.

Two teachers, Sri Jagadish Roy and Su Nayanmani Dutta from VKV Banderdewa participated in a faculty development program on English language and teaching at Sandipani Academy, Harmoti, Assam on 16th and 17th December. Dr Manish Sharma, Assistant Professor of English, Mody University was the Resource person of the program.

 

 The Land where humanity has attained its highest towards gentleness, towards generosity, towards purity, towards calmness- it is India. What the nation wants is pluck and scientific genius. We want great spirit, tremendous energy, and boundless enthusiasm.

                                                                                                               ~~  Swami Vivekananda.