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News Round-up September 2016

Greetings from Breezy Meadows on the occasion of Navaratri.

The month of September has seen a lot of festivals and other activities even though the students were all busy with preparations for the SA I examinations.

We were very glad when some Principals informed that they were invited along with other teachers for felicitation on the occasion of the teachers’ Day, 2016bypeople and organizations other than student community. Students of the VKVs,of course, organize grand programs on the occasion of Teacher’s Day to express their indebtedness towards the significant tasks the teachers are performing to groom them as responsible citizens and infuse all the life skills and eternal values.

The accolade which is bestowed on the teachers has been fundamental in the Indian culture from time immemorial. In the modern time, the most conspicuous acknowledgement of teachers in steering the individuals and the society has been found expressed by the most revered Dr A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, the former President and renowned Scientist of India. Dr. Kalam was so indebted to his teachers that in umpteen occasions he mentioned their role in molding his life. On one occasion, Dr. Kalam, when asked by the students how he could be so optimistic about the future of the nation amidst all the disheartening occurrences, he pointed out to a mother and a teacher and told “Till they are there, there is no question of doubt”.

When the society relies so much on the teachers, it is our responsibility to come up to the expectations. Let us resolve to give the best to our students.

There were many activities conducted in various VKVs of Arunachal Pradesh in this month to be shared:

Inter VKV Chess Competition

The State Level Inter VKV Chess Tournament, one of the important Sports event, was conducted at VKV Nirjuli from 2nd September to 4th September 2016. 51 school level winners from 30 VKVs participated in two categories –Senior, Class IX-XII (22 students) and Junior, Class VI-VIII (29 students). The Sub junior category was only up to school level.

The inauguration of the Tournament on 3rd September was graced by Sri Nabam Takang, Deputy Director of Health Services, Govt of Arunachal Pradesh, as the Chief Guest who motivated the competitors in his inaugural speech. The closing ceremony was graced by Sri TadarApa, Director of Sports, Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh.  Sri Tapi Shah and Taba Aman, Senior arbiters from Chess Federation of India were the key arbiters to conduct the Tournament. Sri P.M.Unnikrishnan, Education Officer, VKVAPT was also present in the valedictory program.

Result: Top Five Ranking in the Two Categories


Junior Category

Senior Category


AkhomeMolo, VIII, VKV Roing

NarangLukham, X, VKV Kharsang


NichHeli, VI, VKV Joram

JebangSangnoTaku, XI, VKV Shergaon


CheraTanang, VII, VKV Koloriang

RingioDarba, X, VKV Kuporijo


DunyoJopir, VII, VKV Yingkiong

AvangWangsu, X, VKV Jairampur


GyamarAnia, VIII, VKV Balijan

TechiDopum, IX, VKV Sher

VKV Nirjuli team along with other organizing team members, Sri Jaikishan Jaishwal, VKV Roing and Sri Subrakanta Bhattacharjee, VKV VivekVihar conducted the competition smoothly and students garnered a memorable experience by participating in the same.

VKVAPT Team Meeting

The Second VKVAPT Team Meeting was convened at VKV Itanagar on 24th September.  VKVAPT Team members including the Cluster In-charges were present in the meeting. The meeting was graced by Dr. Joram Begiji Prant-Pramukh, Dr.Tejum Paduji Saha-PrantPamukh and Dr.Shristidhar Duttaji a newly added member in VKVAPT Team. Various aspects of school functioning and detailed planning to conduct the forthcoming activities were discussed and chalked out in the meeting. The action taken reports on various decisions taken earlier were also taken.

Celebration of Ganesh Chaturthi and Teachers Day

All the VKVs celebrated Ganesh Chaturthi and theTeachers Day on 5th September with all the fervor. Various programs were organized in all the schools to offer tribute to the teachers.  The acting teachers of the Class IX batches of students conducted classes and other duties performed by the teachers. These enable them to understand the gravity of the work and motivate them for the teaching profession.

The Ganesh idol making and Bhajansinging were some of the features of the celebration of Ganesh Chaturthi.   Puja were conducted on the occasion for the well fare of all.

Universal Brotherhood Day Celebration

In order to commemorate the epoch making speech of Swami Vivekananda and to spread the message of Universal Brotherhood, “Universal Brotherhood Day” was celebrated with lots of enthusiasm in all the VKVs. All the celebrations were graced by dignitaries and a large number of parents and well-wishers. The presentation of Swamiji’s epoch making speech, speeches to highlight the importance of the Day and other cultural shows presented by the students were some of the common features of the celebration.

Some of the dignitaries present in the Universal Brotherhood Day Celebration:


Name of the dignitary present


Shri Tage Taki  Local MLA of Ziro constituency, Shri Nani Bath Professor R.G.U, Shri K. Lollen, Deputy Commissioner of Lower Subansiri District.


Sri Yide Potom (Range Forest Officer)


Shri. Tana Puna Tara, ZPM


Sri S.S. Choudhury, ADC, Jairampur, Dr.Ravikant Altekar, Rtd. Senior Scientist, BARC, Mumbai


Shri AloLi bang, Deputy Speaker, Shri- Bading Teng, ZPM, Shri.T. Pertin, I/C DC Upper Siang, Shri-Amulaya Baruah, SP, Yingkiong, Shri-Pakkar Namdak, CDPO, Yingkiong


Mrs. Ruchika Katiyal, IAS, ADC, Roing; Sri.Jatan Pulu, Trustee, VKVAPT


Shri Jowphang Singpho, Zila Parishad Chairperson, Changlang District, Shri LatsamKhimun, General Secretary, Rangfra Faith Promotion Society


Shri Millo Kojin, A.D.C. Raga; Shri Inya Eta, Sub-inspector of police


Dr.Tejum Padu, Director of Higher and Technical Education, govt.  of Arunachal Pradesh


Sri. Honchun Ngandam, Hon'ble Education Minister,Government of Arunachal Pradesh; Dr. Joram Begi, Chief Information Commissioner, Sri. Bidol Tayeng, Secretary, Education,


Smt. Chhaya Verma, Chairperson, Bal Vidyalaya, NHPC, Gerukamukh


Shri Danish Ashraf, IAS, the Dy.Commissioner of Lohit District

Activities to promote of Hindi language

In order to promote the Hindi language as the symbol of unity, VKVs of Arunachal Pradesh celebrated Hindi Divas with manifold activities. VKV Kuporijo conducted one day program on 14th September, on the Hindi Divas Day, which included exhibition of Hindi articles and Collage, Doggerel, Hymn, Odes, Speech and Drama. VKV Itanagar celebrated it as Hindi Saptah from 14th September to 22nd September.The program was inaugurated on 14thSeptemberby Su. Sutapa Roy, Nagar Sangathak, Vivekananda Kendra, Itanagar. Many activities like self-composed poem recitation, Ghazal singing, Quizzes on Swamiji, Eknathji and Vivekananda Kendra, Saheri recitation, Patriotic Song and SashtriyaSangeetetc were conducted during the week.The valedictory function was graced by Dr. V N Sharma, State Liaisoning Officer, NSS, Government of Arunachal Pradesh as the Chief Guest who appreciate VKVs’ effort to provide such a platform for the students to inculcate respect towards the national language.

International Peace Day Celebration

VKV Itanagar celebrated International Peace Day on 21 September in collaboration with Ramachandra Mission, Chennai. Sri. Kina Temik, Executive Engineer, WRD, Itanagar and Su. Minakshi Sharma, Freelance Finance Consultant, New Delhi graced the program in the school. Humanity, Removal of hatred, Feel for everybody etc were the main focus of the celebration.

Program related to National Eye Donation Fortnight

The National Eye Donation Fortnight is observed every year from 25th August to 8th September to encourage people to donate eyes and to create awareness to erase taboo prevalent in the society. In connection with this celebration, a program was organized by Ramakrishna Mission Hospital, Itanagar at VKV, Itanagar. Dr. LobsangTsetim, Eye Specialist, RKM Hospital and Dr. Taba Khanna, State Program Officer, Naharlagun were the resource persons. Presentation on various aspects related to eye donation like biology of eye, process of eye transplantation and status of eye donation in India were the main focus of the program.

Celebration of Local festival

Celebration of local festivals in the school is a common feature of VKVs of Arunachal Pradesh. VKV Sunpura celebrated Solung festival on 1st September in the school campus.

Bhoomi Puja in VKV Kharsang

VKV Kharsang will have a new Mess cum Dining hallsoon. The Bhoomi Puja for the same was performed on 5thSeptember in the presence of Shri RupeshMathur, Joint Secretary, VKVAPT; Shri Pradeep Kumar Pandey, Cluster I/C of Lohit&Tirap Clusters and Shri MadhavanKuttyji, Project Engineer.  The indigenous traditional rituals of Tangsa community was performed by the priest and members of Rangfra Faith Promotion Society of Changlang district. It was also followed by Shiv Puja with help of priest from the Shiv Mandir,Kharsang.

Visit of a Senior Scientist to VKVs

Dr. Ravikant M.Altekar, Retired Senior Scientist,Bhabha Atomic Research Center(BARC) visited many VKVs of Arunachal Pradesh and interacted with the students and the staff. During his interactions, he explained some of the past and present achievements of India with the help of PPT presentation. He also shared his golden experiences of 37 years in BARC, Mumbai, where he served for the nation as a Senior Scientific Officer. In his session, he highlighted the various types of opportunities available in this field for the students of Humanities, Commerce and Science streams after passing Class-XII or Graduation. He motivated the students to serve their nation and appealed them to feel proud because we are the sons of this great land. During his whole speech he tried to raise the confidence of students and said that we are not less than any country in the world.DrRavikanthjivisited VKVs Itanagar, Nirjuli, Balijan, Kharsang, Jairampur, Oyan, Jirdin, Roing, Sunpura, Tezu, Amliang and Changlang.

The winter belt schools namely VKV Shergaon, Joram , Ziro and Tawang have already conducted Summative Assessment-I from 15th September to 24th September. We are sure the students have performed well in the exam. The studentsof other schools are appearing the exam from 19th October after Durga Puja and the winter break. We wish all the students, staff a happy Durga Puja and best wishes for the ensuing examination.

With Regards& Best Wishes

(Pratibha Kulkarni)

“Whatever you think, that you become; if you have to think, think good thoughts, great thoughts. Whatever we shall be in the future will be the result of what we think and do now.” 

                                                                                                                           ~~ Swami Vivekananda.

News Round-up June, July & August

Dear all,

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.  

Sargam Camp

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.


Motivational lecture in VKV Roing

A motivational lecture was organized in VKV Roing on 23 June. 39 students of Class XII attended the lecture. Sri. Rome Mele, APCS Topper (Second), an Ex VKVian of Roing, was the speaker. Sri Mele motivated the students by telling that by preparing strategically one can achieve success in competitive examination. He also expressed his gratefulness towards VKVs for his strong foundation and for instilling values in his life.

 Celebration of International Yoga day

All the VKVs of Arunachal Pradesh celebrated International Yoga Day with lot of enthusiasm. In addition to the in-house program, many VKVs participated in programs organized by Govt. or other agencies. In the school level competition there were Suryanamaskar and asana practice along with motivational speech on the benefit of yoga for body, mind and intellect. VKV Kharsang celebrated the occasion by involving the students of 3 neighbouring Government schools who came to VKV Kharsang and participated in the celebration. Notables among the public program were the following:

Participation 80 trained students of VKV Vivek Vihar & 250 students of VKV Itanagar in the grand program at IG park which was witnessed by Governor Sri J.P.Rajkhowa and Union Minister, Sri Kiren Rijjiju; the participation of 50 students along with staffs of VKV Wessang in the program organized in Officer’s Club by AYUSH, Art of Living and VKV Wessang which was witnessed by DC Sri Rajit Takuk and other dignitaries; 80 students of VKV Roing took part in the public program at General ground Roing which was inaugurated by Sri. Mukut Mithi, Honorable Rajya Sabha MP. In addition to the school level program, VKV Dollungmukh visited the neighboring village to motivate the villagers to practice yoga in the school

Inauguration of Class Room Library

Class room Library set up with the help of Satluj Jal Vidyut Nigam, Naharlagun Branch was inaugurated on 29th June 2016 at VKV Nirjuli. The main objective of the creation of Class Room Library was to make available the age appropriate books to primary class students and conduct guided reading inside the class room to introduce them to the world of books in the initial years of schooling. The children also would be given a chance to borrow books for further reading at home.

The inaugural function was held at VKV Nirjuli wherein Shri. Rajesh Jagota handed over the keys of 9 class room Libraries to Principal VKV Nirjuli in the presence of Shri. Unnikrishnan. P.M, Education Officer of the Trust and large number of students and staff of the school. Shri. Rajesh Jagota, Shri. Pandey, Chief Engineer and Sri Unnikrishnan addressed the students and staff on the occasion.

Share and Care

Some well-wishers, who has tremendous love and care for the works of VKVs in Arunachal Pradesh, continue make their presence in Arunachal Pradesh through their small efforts.   Er. Jayant Katdare former National Chess player from Nagpur and Executive Engineer in Maharashtra Electricity Board is an excellent example for that.  He had visited VKVs in November 2014 on invitation for giving Coaching to Students in Chess. He kept guiding us in his regard.  He has recently contributed high quality Chess boards & coins, books related to chess to VKVs. Thanks to him.

Language Lab for EMRS Bana

The Language lab at EMRS Bana became fully operational. The Students of EMRS Bana will have modern facility to Learn Language. The Lab was set up with the help of the Department of SJTEA.


Inauguration of VKV Kimi

VKV Kimi the 35th VKV was inaugurated on 2nd June by Smt. Manju Pankaj, spouse of Shri.P.C.Pankaj Chairman and Managing Director NEEPCO, Shillong in the presence number of NEEPCO officials, Local People and Students. Shri. Nanda Kumar P.T is the founding Principal of the school. The initial classes has been started from class I to III. The school is mainly to cater the educational need of NEEPCO Hydel Project at Kimi, West Kameng District and also the Local Populace of Kimi.

Inauguration of VKV Chayang Tajo

The inauguration of VKV Chayang Tajo was a much awaited event in the whole area . The eagerness of the people was evident from the report published in the Arunachal Times on 8th March 2011. The newspaper report titled “ For a cause called VKV School “  states  “Chayang Tajo, Mar 7: They are poor, old and barefooted. All they earn is a paltry sum of about 4000 bucks each in a year as ‘honorarium’ from the state government in return of their services. Yet for the cause of establishment of a VKV school at Chayang Tajo they are more than ready to donate half of the honorarium, no matter, even if it meant two-bag-less rice for them.

The gaon burahs (village elders) of Chayang Tajo, with this, go on to show that they got big hearts if not big literate heads.

“In addition to this (honorarium), I’ll give away one mithun to the cause,” declares, amidst a loud applause, Taffe Eri, the president of Chayang Tajo Goan Burah Welfare Association. “Nobody could better understand than us what it meant to be not educated,” he adds while speaking in a public meeting on 27th February last.

A day before the said public meeting, Honchun Ngandam, Minister for Horticulture, had laid the foundation stone of Vivekananda Kendra Vidyalaya at SIB complex, Chayang Tajo in the presence of Karya Bagang, the local MLA and hundreds of villagers. The minister on the same day graced the Nyokum Yullo Festival’s eventful sacrifice day as Chief Guest while the director horticulture, J Ratan as the guest of honour”

Smt Karya Bagang, Shri. Tara Bagang, noted Social worker and Shri. Ashok Tajo, ADC and alumni of VKV and scores of public leaders have worked ceaselessly to get the building completed and also for other necessities.

VKV Chayang Tajo the 36th VKV was inaugurated on 25th July 2016 in befitting function at Chayang Tajo. Shri. Rajiv Takuk, Deputy Commissioner, East Kameng District, Smt. Karya Bagang, MLA 9th Chayang Tajo Assembly, Shri. Ashok Tajo, Additional Deputy Commissioner, Er. Pai Dawe, large number of well-wishers and parents were present for the inauguration ceremony. VKV Chayang Tajo has at present classes from I to III. Gradually classes will be increased every year. It is situated 80 Km away from Seppa, the District Head Quarter of East Kameng District. Shri Sanjeeb Kr. Kar is the founding Principal of the School.

Inauguration of B.Ed. college

It was a long cherished dream of Kendra to start a B.Ed college to groom aspiring youths to be committed and competent teachers to the overall educational scenario of the state.

Vivekananda Kendra College of Teacher Education at VKV-Complex, Nirjuli held the inaugural function to mark the historical beginning of a new B.Ed college on 25th July 2016 at VKV Complex. The inauguration was done by Dr. Joram Begiji, Prant Pramukh of Vivekananda Kendra and the Chief information commissioner, Government of Arunachal Pradesh in a befitting Programme. Speaking on the occasion Dr.Begiji said that Vivekananda Kendra of Arunachal Pradesh is committed to provide quality higher education to the people of Arunachal Pradesh and the B.Ed College is one another effort to fulfil the dream of Mananeeya Eknathj.

Shri Unnikrishnan P.M, Education Officer of VKVAPT was also present on the occasion and he underlined the need for creating a base for future professionals in the field of education to improve its overall quality.

VKCTE is affiliated to Rajiv Gandhi University and approved by National Council of Teacher Education, Govt. of India.


Participation in various training programs

CCE Workshop at Naharlagun

Shri. K. Jaishankar, Principal, VKV Itangar;   Shri. Rajan. P., Principal, VKV Banderdewa; Shri. Sangram Chowdhury, VKV Nirjuli, Shri. Dhrubajyoti Nath, VKV Yazali; Shri. Balasaheb D. Nagarale, VKV Balijan and  Shri M.V. Ravindran, VKV Vivek Vihar  participated in a 2 day Capacity building Programme conducted by CBSE – Centre of Excellence, Kolkata on Co – Scholastic aspects of CCE on 28th & 29th June 2016 at Royal International School at Naharlagun. Smt. Ratna Singh, Principal, Hindustani Kendriya Vidyalaya, Guwahati and Master Resource Person for CCE, CBSE, New Delhi was the main resource person for the program.

Science Teachers Training workshop

10 Teachers namely Shri. Amitava Mondal, VKV Balijan; Shri. Prashant Neog, VKV Banderdewa; Shri. T.Sritharan, VKV Nirjulil; Shri. Vinod Kothawade, Shri. Aurobindo Mohanty and Shri. K.K.Subramainan from VKV Itanagar, Shri. Gupta Bigop Parida, VKV Vivek Vihar, Shri. Anupam Dey, VKV Yazali, Shri. Surjit Singh, VKV Oyan & Shri. Manu Kumar .H.N, VKV Sher participated in a 2 day Science Teachers training workshop jointly organized by CSIR,NEIST Branch  and Royal Society of Chemistry, Kolkata on 19th & 20th July at Naharlagun. Smt .Vimala Oak, Royal Society of Chemistry was the resource persons for the camp.  The workshop threw light on the active learning process through various activities like show me the board, card sort, concept map, dart method, word search, dominoes, Bingos & Tarsia. Teacher were trained in hands on activities in finding the pH of different fruits and leaves, Production of carbon dioxide by baking powder and vinegar, Ionization with iron oxide, Electrolysis, Decomposition reaction, Displacement reaction, Double displacement reaction &Oxidation.

Vedic Ganit Workshop

13 teachers of mathematics from VKVs of Arunachal Pradesh participated in a Vedic Ganit Workshop organized for the teachers of Vivekananda Kendra Vidyalayas North East by Vivekananda Kendra Shiksha Prasar Vibhag (VKSPV), Guwahati at Vivekananda Kendra Institute   of Culture (VKIC) Uzanbazar, Guwahati from 21st to 23rd July. Sri Sriram Chouthaiwale from Nagpur, Maharastra was the main Resource person for the Workshop. Vedic methods of Addition, Subtraction, multiplication, division, finding squares of numbers and various mathematical operations with polynomials were the focus of the workshop.

Bhoomi Puja at VKV Baljan for New Hostel complex

The Bhoomi Puja for a new Girls’ hostel complex at VKV Balijan was performed on 14th August 2016 in the presence of Man. Pravinji, Secretary, VKVAPT; Shri. Chukku Takar , Additional Deputy Commissioner, Balijan; Dr.R. N. Pal , Founder Director, National Yak Research Centre, Dirang, Shri. P.M Unnikrishnan and number of well-wishers, students and teachers of VKV Balijan. The complex was designed by Ar. Kento Ori and Er. Jakre would supervise the project.


Shri. G Raman, Smt. Venuga Devi and Su. Upasana Sharma have retired from their long years of service in July 2016. All three have made self-effacing farewell for their dedicated long career whose entire adult life spent in various VKVs for the service of this Himalayan State.  The emotional Raman Sir has remarked that his mind is fully with Aruanchal and he would cherish the memories of being with little kids, their pranks, seeing them growing in front of his eyes etc forever.

Hosting of State Level Van Mahotsav by VKV Itanagar

VKV Itanagar hosted the 67th state level Van Mahotsav Programme on 4th July 2016. : Smt. Shakuntala Gamlin IAS, Chief Secretary, Government of Arunachal Pradesh, Sri K D Singh, Advisor to Hon’ble Chief Minister, Government of Arunachal Pradesh, Sri. Onkar Singh, Principal Chief Conservator of Forest (PCCF), Environment and Forest (E&F), Government of Arunachal Pradesh, Sri. G N Sinha, Principal Chief Conservator of Forest (PCCF), Wildlife and Biodiversity (WL&BD), Government of Arunachal Pradesh, Dr. Rajendra Kumar, Principal Chief Conservator of Forest (PCCF), Planning and Development (P&D), Government of Arunachal Pradesh etc were the important dignitaries present for the programme.

The Chief Secretary inaugurated the function by planting a tree. All the dignitaries also planted trees in the campus. After the massive tree plantation, the awareness programme was held in Man. Eknathji Centenary Hall. Shri. Unnikrishnan.P.M, Education Officer, VKVAPT delivered the welcome address. The Chief Guest Smt. Shakuntala Gamlin narrated the conditions of Japan, where the cities have come up with natural beauty of trees with their concentrated efforts. She shared her dream for Itanagar that it should be developed as the Smart & Green City by planting trees in large numbers. She also lauded the efforts taken by VKV authorities for keeping the campus clean and full of vegetation in the campus. She also congratulated the VKV authorities for providing ideal environment for learning for children.

She has announced that the approach road to VKV Itanagar which is in a precarious condition would be made concrete soon.


Visit of Chief Secretary to VKV Dollungmukh

VKV Dollungmukh students and staffs were enthralled when they got an opportunity to receive the Chief Secretary Smt. Shankutala Gamlin, IAS; various officials from Government of Arunachal Pradesh and NHPC Officials who made an unannounced visit to the school on 3rd July 2016.  She interacted with the staff and students of the school.

Inauguration of Non- formal Sanskrit Education Centre @ VKV Nirjuli

A Non Formal Sanskrit Education Centre was inaugurated  on 26th August by the Education Officer of the Trust  Shri. Unnikrishnan.P.M in a simple ceremony at VKV Nirjuli. Non Formal Sanskrit Education centre is the initiative of Rastriya Sanskrit Sansthan, deemed University under Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India. VKV Nirjuli will be the partner for the programme. Initially there would be 3 batches of 30 persons enrolled in the program.

Glittering performance of VKV Students in District Level Science Seminar

It was a great moment for the VKVs of Arunachal Pradesh when students from various VKVs stood first in 14 Districts in the District level Science Seminar.  The names of the first position holders are given below:

Sl.No. Name of VKV Participants Name Sl.No. Name of VKV Participants Name
1 Nirjuli Km. Apurv Sarkar 8 Jirdin Km. Toyir Kango
2 Sher Km. Takam Dado Madang 9 Nivedita Vihar, Seijosa Km. Pung Taku
3 Tafrogam Kr. Sanghmitra Phukan 10 Kitpi Tawang Km. Lobsang Dolma
4 Ziro Km. Taku Tako Amung 11 Amliang Kr. Kapnai Losu
5 Yingkiong Km. Anne Aje 12 Kuporijo Km. Lukyir Taji
6 Koloriang Km. Yumlam Kena 13 Niausa Khunwang Harisik
7 Roing Km. Priya Barua 14 Kharsang Tumniang C Kongkang


Alumni Meeting

It was an effort to form a core group of alumni who are ready to take up the responsibilities of organizing other alumni members. Advocate Pritam Taffo has organized the meeting of alumni wherein 24 alumni who studied in various VKVs namely Jairampur, Balijan, Sher, Kuporijo, Seijosa & Oyan participated. Dr. Ajit Kanitkarji facilitated the discussion for the need and strengthening of VKV alumni activities in the state. Shri. Unnikrishnanji, Shri. Rupeshji, Shri. S.C.Dixit, Shri. Pradeep.Y and Sri K Jaishankar were present for the Programme.

Annual Principal Meet

The Annual Principal meet for the session 2016-17 was held at VKVAPT, Dibrugarh on 28 and 29 July 2016. Except the Principals of the newly established schools namely VKV Kimi & Chiyang Tajo, all the Principals and Vice Principal attended the Meet. The Meet also was graced by Kendra elders and Trustees who guided the all. In the evening of the 28 July, Sri Rinchin Dorjee, Trustee addressed the participants. Mananeeya Pravinji while setting the tone of the meeting expressed happiness on the performance of the students in the Class X examination which has made a threefold improvement than the last examination in terms of CGPA 10 scoring. At the same time, he emphasized that while imparting quality education, we should ensure that the core values need to be infused to the students.  Mananeeya Balakrishnanji in his guidance suggested everyone to be self-motivated and not to depend on the external motivation which is transitory. Mananeeya Bhanudasji in his session’ Effective Leadership’ explained with examples the qualities of a good leader based on the core values upheld Vivekananda Kendra and the ideal people like Swami Vivekananda and Mananeeya Eknathji. The Kendra Prarthana also contained all necessary messages which give immense strength to overcome any difficulty.  In addition to the guidance of the elders, there were also detailed Result Analysis of the various VKVs in the last Class X and XII examination, Steps taken by the schools as well as VKVAPT to achieve good result, Action taken Report of various decisions taken in the last Principal Meet and discussions on various administrative matters.


Principal’s Workshop

A workshop for the Principals of VKVs of Arunachal Pradesh was conducted on 30th and 31st August 2016.  Dr Ajit Kanitkar, a renowned Management expert was the main facilitator of the Workshop.  Through various activities like Group Discussions and Presentation, Role Play, brainstorming etc many topics were dealt with which are of utmost relevance to the principals. Through the activities, the participants revisited the goal of the organization, analyzed the changing scenario of the overall atmosphere of the school and making plans to meet the challenges posed by such changes, made plans to strengthen each school, chalked out measures to strengthen the teaching staffs, school support group, alumni etc. The principals also made SMART plans for the session.

Follow up meeting of Chintan Baithak

A follow-up meeting of the Chintan Baithak which was held in the last session was conducted on 1st August 2016. All the participants of the last Chintan Baithak were present in the follow-up meeting. The action taken Report of different decisions were presented in the beginning. Afterwards, there were more discussions on various aspects of school strengthening. The activities which are felt to be taken up in this session to strengthen all aspects of the schools were chalked out.

Vivek Inspire Mentor’s Workshop

The Second Mentors’ Workshop relating to the VIvek Inspire Program was held on 8th & 9th August 2016 at VKV Itanagar.43 Teachers from 28 VKVs in Arunachal Pradesh attended the  workshop. Sri Vivek Pongshe, Secretary Education Jnana Prabodhini, Smt.Jyothi Khemkar and Smt.Mrinmayi Vaishaymapayn from Jnana Prabodhini, Pune were the resource persons for the camp.

Orientation about various tests like GMAT, CAT, CSAT, CET, PSA & NTSE, Emotional Awareness, Self-Study Skills and different games to create mental alertness were the important activities. The Participants have prepared their action plan for the rest of the months and also shared the best practices in their respective schools. Shri. Unnikrishnan.P.M, Education Officer delivered the concluding address.

Vivek Inspire Students Workshop

The students’ workshop for the first and the second batch of the Vivek Inspire students were held in three nodal centers VKV Nirjuli, VKV Ziro and VKV Roing from 2nd to 7th August and 9th to 14th August respectively.  Resource persons drawn by Jnana Probodini, Pune conducted the workshops in all the venues.

Dear Sisters and Brothers, today is the last day of August and it is also last day of the present responsibilities as the Joint Secretary of VKVs in Arunachal Pradesh. I am fortunate enough to be in the land of rising sun for the last 24 years.  Many asked me “Are you leaving Arunachal Pradesh?”  I did not answer to any of them as it was difficult. The two lines of the poem was the answer to myself

“Can you quit a thing that you like a lot?

You may talk of pluck; it’s an easy word…………”

I could experience the snippets of goodness everywhere in Arunachal Pradesh and I consider them as the pearls from the land of rising sun. I am carrying them in my heart and moving on ………….

Wish you all the best for your onward march!

With prayers.

Joint Secretary

            Every Nation, every man, every woman, must work out one’s own salvation.  Give them ideas- that are the only help they require, and then the rest must follow as the effect.  Ours is to put the chemicals together, the crystallization comes in the law of nature.  Our duty is to put ideas into their heads, they will do the rest.  This is what is to be done in India.

                                                                                                       ~~ Swami Vivekananda                                                        

News Round-up April & May 2016

The schools have just re-opened. I can imagine the gleaming and excited faces of younger ones, who are the proud owners of new text books, notebooks, School bag, Umbrella etc.… walking on the corridors along with their friends during recess to share about vacation and various happenings during the last 2 months. New academic year brings new hopes and new aspirations.

Sitting in Breezy Meadows visualising the same and also observing the various thoughts which are passing through my mind is a pleasant experience.

I feel we need to take care of two important aspects in this academic session. Teachers, Staff and all parents should do everything to create a joyful learning atmosphere in schools and also develop Self Esteem of the students.  Equal opportunities for all the students and taking care of the words and actions can ensure positive atmosphere to keep the self-esteem of the child intact.

There are many things to share about the various activities that happened in the months of April and May.

Acharya Prashikshan Shibir 2016:

17th Acharya Prashikshan Shibir was conducted in Kanyakumari from 5th to 30th April 2016 in which 97 teachers attended from the VKVs of Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Nagaland, Andaman and Nicobar Island, Karnataka & Tripura.  The shibir provided comprehensive training to the teachers in respect to Kendra ideology, Indian Culture, Teaching Skills and various other topics which have enriched the teachers immensely.

The APS 2016 was full of activities planned to enrich the participants in all the skills required to be an ideal Acharya in VKVs as well as to make one’s life purposeful and meaningful.  The participants were busy right from morning to night in  prayer, yogasanas, various group activities, attending lecture sessions, practice teaching, Patriotic song and Bhajan practice, story telling sessions, Kridya Yoga, visiting important places etc. Many important topics were dealt with are like 23 lectures by Mananeeya Nivedita Didi on ‘Indian Culture’, 27 Classes on Teaching Skills, Counseling and Lesson Plans by Sri. Unnikrishnan P.M.;  Mananeeya Balakrishnanji on ‘ Purification’ and how to overcome Shadripus and how to practice 6 good qualities; Bhanudasji on ‘Bhagawad Gita’ and “Kendra Prayer” ; Pravinji on ‘Vivekananda Kendra –A thought Movement’ and “Vivekananda Kendra Activities; Hanumanta Raoji on ‘Jeevane Yavadadanam Syat Pradanam Tatodhikom’, Swami Vivekananda & Ramakrishna Paramhamsa; “Man making Nation Building”, “Sa Vidya Ya Vimuktaye” and “Vishava Ke Vijayata” by Radha Devi; The story of Rock Memorial by Sri Avinashji, Karya Paddhati theory and practical by Sri Kamalakant, Role of Teachers in School Administration by Sri Suvan Sett, Pancha Prerana Srot by Smt. Reboti Didi. In addition to the above Dr. Ashokji P. Das, a human capital Management Consultant conducted two days workshop on various activities like Group Discussion, Preparation of Charts, and Book Analysis etc.  A follow up could be possible in the schools with all these APS participants, let them share their experiences with the team and do better in the schools.

Result of Class X and XII:

The students of VKVs have done well in the Class X and Class XII Board examination 2016 the result of which was declared on 21st and 28th May 2016 respectively. A Summary of the same has been given below:

Summary of Class X and XII result


Total Strength

Total Pass

Pass Percentage





XII Science




XII Arts




XII Commerce




Other Features of Class X Result

No of CGPA 10 students

No of CGPA  9& Above students

Other Remarks



VKV Tafrogam with 34.1% students followed by VKV Itanagar with29.2% and Nirjuli with 21.4% having CGPA 10 are at the top

Other Features of Class XII Result

Highest percentage in Science

Km Siddhi Shrivastava


Highest percentage in Arts

Km Kime Rinio


Highest percentage in Commerce

Marmi Panggam


Participation in Orientation Training:

Two of our teachers were sent to attend Orientation Training on supportive intervention for Children with Learning Behavioral problemswhich was organized by NIIPCD, Guwahati on 9th to 13th May 2016.  Sri Madan Kr Sarkar, Principal, VKV Yingkiong and Sri Rajib Konwar, Teacher, VKV Seijosa attended the Camp. The training was meant for the schools’ teachers of North-East in which 47 teachers participated.

Learning Problems/difficulties in Children, gaining perspectives, Modification in school Processes for children with Learning problems, Intellectual disabilities in children, Addressing the issue in schools, Role of school family in supporting children with learning and behavioral problems etc were dealt in the 5 day training Programme.

Recruitment Drive:

The recruitment drive for inducting new teachers for the Vidyalayas was done from the last week of March to the last week of April in various places. The interview panel consisted of many Principals and teachers namely Sri S.C.Dixit, Smt Shanti Manoharan, K.K.Subramanian, Sri Panchanan Tripathy, Sri Y.Pradip, Sri Gunashekharan, Sri P Padmanabhan, Sri Kumarvel, Sri Ajay Kumar. P, Sri A. Krishnan, Sri K. Jaishankar,Sri Bibuti Bhushan Bal, Sri Ashish Chatterjee, Sri Shyamal Chakraborty, Sri R.Murugan, Sri Balaji N. Wagmare, Sri  Ananda Dutta, Sri Vinod Kathawade and Sri Ananjan Bose. The recruitment process included written test and interview by the interview panel. The selected teachers have started reporting to the school.

Participation in Summer Training Camp on Basic Science:

Sri Vinod T Kothawade, teacher, VKV Itanagar and three students from VKV Itanagar namely Saugat Deb, Shubham Rai, Jumyi Bagra attended the 10th North-East Students’ summer training Camp on Basic Sciences at Bose Institute, Darjeeling Campus from April 25 to May 7, 2016. 3 Students each from all the 7North-Eastern States plus the state of Sikkim and West Bengal attended the Camp. In addition to various sessions taken by experts like Prof Samar Bagchi, Prof.B.N Das etc on topics like Air Pressure & Bernoulli’s Principle,Immunology,Microbiology,Climate Change, Plant Science etc the students were also taken to Dohtrey Reserve Forest. It was a great opportunity for the students to learn the concepts through activities.


A ‘Vimarsh’ was conducted at Pachin, Neder Namlo on 18th May 2016 on the topic ‘Serve Man Serve God’.It was a good experience for me to speak to the audience of 30 people who listened with rapt attention. There was also a question answer session. Smt Ranjana Didi from VKV Nirjuli and Su Sutapa Didi were also present on the occasion.

Setting up of English Language Lab:

A language lab with state of the art facilities have been set up in EMRS Bana and is ready to use in this session.  The language lab will accelerate the teaching of English language in the school.

Give a little and Get lot - Joy of volunteering:

Gandhiji once said “The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” There are many wonderful things that will never be done if you do not do them, and volunteering is one such thing.

60 Students of VKV Nirjuli, Itanagar and Vivek Vihar had unique experience as they decided to invest some part of their vacation for volunteering for the activities of ‘Vivek Kiran’ at Kimin Circle. 8 Students out of 60,gave more than 20 days for organising various activities of Vivek Kiran.

They taught the Anganwadi children, went around villages to conduct classes for adults, discuss with Anganwadi workers about the syllabus to be covered and stayed in the villages to be one among them to share their happiness and sorrow. One of them even became the mediator for settling certain petty disputes between families.

One of the students who spent 35 days for the project wrote “The experience was incredible! I never felt lonely or felt bored to be the part of the project by leaving my family members and the friends who are enjoying the vacation. I experienced many different things: there were enjoyable moments, challenging ones, and moments full of laughter, of hard work, of happiness . . . and above all, there were moments of discovery—I learned so much about myself, about others, about what’s happening around us and about a world I had never experienced before, one that has captured my heart.”

15 staff including Principals and Teachers volunteered to be the part of various activities conducted in the annual vacation.

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Volunteered for


Sri Ananda Dutta




Sri Bibhuti Bhushan Bal




Sri K.Jaishankar




Sri A Krishnan




Sri R.Murugan




Sri Ashish Chatterjee




Sri Ajaykumar P.




Sri P Padmanabhan




Sri Sangram Choudhary


CBSE work


Smt. Swapana Borah


APS at Kanyakumari


Dr.Rajendara Kakade


APS at Kanyakumari


Sri Shyamal Chakraborty


APS at Kanyakumari


Sri KK.Mishra


Vacation works at VKV Itanagar

Vivekananda Kendra has a good man power in VKVAPT set up. I amvisualising the army of the men and women taking up the flag of service and volunteering many more works in the days to come.

The quote by Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore is echoing in my mind

"I slept and dreamt that life was joy

I awoke and saw that life was service

I acted and behold, service was joy."

My dear staff members and students, let us all focus our potentialities by becoming creative, open minded and dedicated so that we understand human values, needs and respect of self as well as others.

Wish you a great academic year 2016-17.

Joint Secretary

Have faith that you are all, my brave lads, born to do great things!  Let not the barks of puppies frighten you, no, not even the thunderbolts of heaven, but stand up and Work!      

                                                                                                      ----Swami Vivekananda.