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Arohi 2015 :: Volume XXIV

The House Magazine of Vivekananda Kendra Vidyalayas Arunachal Pradesh Trust

Arohi 2015

News Round-up February & March 2016

We are in the fag end of the academic session 2015-16. The just ended academic year was full of activities. Man. Balakrishnanji after going through the annual report of VKVs in Arunachal Pradesh expressed his happiness on the magnitude of works taking place in VKVs and also the efforts of all the Karyakartas for their contributions. He said while interacting with the team at VKVAPT Dibrugarh, “VKVs have conducted various activities which are quite noteworthy. These activities will surely contribute for the development of the State. ”

Often I wonder at the passion and dedication of many Principals and teachers who are taking the work to a new height. Making the people to be passionate about the work is the very secret of our work as the capacity to experience a strong commitment to the ideals of Vivekananda Kendra would release a very potent energy in each and every person.

There are many things to share about the activities conducted in the months of February and March.

Spectacular Achievement of students in NMMS examination 2015

The students of VKVs have made clean sweep in the NMMS Examination 2015 by bagging almost all the scholarship by occupying the 133 positions out of 134 in the state. VKV Vivek Vihar became first in position tally followed by VKV Nirjuli.

The number of students from different VKVs has been given below:

Sl No

VKV

No of students selected

Sl No

VKV

No of students selected

1

Vivek Vihar

28

10

Kharsang

4

2

Nirjuli

25

11

Yazali

3

3

Ziro

15

12

Sher

3

4

Tafrogam

8

13

Banderdewa

3

5

Itanagar

8

14

Seijosa

3

6

Oyan

7

15

Nivedita Vihar

2

7

Jirdin

6

16

Raga

3

8

Roing

9

17

Balijan

1

9

Joram

4

18

Wessang

1

Total 133

Special Programme for the winners of NMMS Examination

AProgramme was organized at Science Centre on 20th February for the winners of NMMS Examination. Shri. Vivek Ponkshe, a noted educationist and Secretary (Education), Jnana Prabhodhini, Pune graced the occasion. He addressed the students to give idea about various dynamics of competitive examinations and urged them to be true learners. Shri. Unnikrishnan.P.M, Education Officer, Shri. S.C.Dixit, Principal, VKV Itanagar & Shri. Y .Pradip, Principal of Vivek Vihar were also present for the Programme.

Matri Puja

We could conduct Matripuja in all the Secondary and Higher Secondary schools. The Programme evoked very good responses and many have termed it as the most unique experience in their life.

Vivek Inspire Mentors Training Camp

A training camp for the selected teachers from various VKVs was organized in VKV Itanagar from 16th to 19th February 2016 in which 47 teachers attended. Sri Vivek Ponkshe, Educational Secretary of Jnana Probodhini, Pune, Dr. Vanita Patwardhan &Dr. Sujala Watve, Educational Psychologist from Jnana Prabodhini, Pune were the main Resource persons of the camp. The training camp was mainly to groom the teachers as the mentors for the gifted students in their respective schools. The theoretical aspects of nurturing giftedness among school children, various techniques for identifying the giftedness and nurturing the same, sharing of valuable experiences and conducting various psychological tests were the main activities of the camp.

The trained teachers will act as a mentor in the school level for the students selected for Vivek Inspire program which envisage to nurture gifted students for a period of five years.

Vivek Inspire Students workshops

The third workshop in the series under Vivek Inspire program was conducted in three venues namely VKVs Ziro, Itanagar and Roing from 20th February to 24 February. Altogether 154 students attended the workshops. Selected Resource persons from Jnana Probodhini, Pune guided the students in all the venues.  Students were exposed to various innovative tasks which gave vent to their creativity as well as thinking skill. Students practiced speed reading, dramatization, interviews, scrap book making, map reading, Reasoning activities, science activities etc during the workshop.

Varshik Baithak

The Varshik Baithak of the Vivekananda Kendra Arunachal Pradesh Prant was held in Pasighat on 5th and 6th March 2016. All the Principals of VKVs and Karyakartas of VK Arunachal Pradesh Prant attended the Baithak. Mananeeya Balakrishnanji, Vice-President of Vivekananda Kendra, Kanyakumari & Dr.Joram Begiji, Pranta Pramukh graced the occasion.

VKVAPT Team meeting

A meeting with the Cluster- in- Charges was convened in VKVAPT, Dibrugarh on 2nd and 3rd March 2016.  The meeting discussed various administrative and academic matters of VKVs in Arunachal Pradesh. There were sharing on the: All India Adhikari Baithak, Janjati Sammelan in VK Kanyakumari&A unique program namely ‘North-East Calling’ organized by VK Mumbai for selected elites which was  addressed by Shri. Ajit Dovalji, National Security Advisor to the Prime Minister. 

Recruitment team meeting

In order to orient the recruitment team, a meeting was held on 16th March at VKVAPT, Dibrugarh. The recruitment for the session 2016-17 has been planned in a massive way in which interviews have been kept in various venues in the entire country in the months from March to May 2016. The interview will be held in 23 places on various dates. The new selection procedure was discussed in detail. As per the new system all the aspiring candidates have to undergo a written test and interview by three team members in each venue. The selection will be done on the basis of all India Ranking.

Leadership Workshop

A day long Leadership workshop was conducted in VKVAPT, Dibrugarh for the selected senior teachers and Principals. 4 newly inducted Principals and 4 existing Principals attended the workshop. The main objective of the workshop was to share experiences, discuss various dimensions of leadership, ways of Academic monitoring and administrative matters. It was very encouraging to witness the active discussion in the workshop. Shri. Unnikrishnan.P.M, & Shri. Krishna Kumar initiated various discussions in the workshop.

State award to NSS Programme Officer

Shri. L.D.Singh of VKV Roing has been awarded with the prestigious State Award for the best NSS Programme Officer of the State for the year 2015-16. Shri. L.D.Singh with the active guidance of Shri. A. Krishnan, Principal of VKV Roing coordinated various activities to give best experiences to NSS volunteers of VKV Roing Unit. His Excellency Governor J.P.Rajkhowa gave away the award in a glittering ceremony at Itanagar on 23rd March 2016.

Introducing Online Banking facilities

We have introduced online Fee collection system in VKV Itanagar and Vivek Vihar. This would give more flexibility to parents to deposit school fee and streamline the fee collection system.

Upgradation of VKV Kitpi Tawang

VKV Kitpi Tawang is going to be upgraded to a secondary school in the next academic session. CBSE inspection team has satisfactorily visited the school and the formal approval is expected shortly.

New Facilities for EMRS Bana

The EMRS Bana, run by VKVAPT is going to have two digital classrooms and a language lab facility at the very start of the next session which will enhance the teaching learning process of the students. The state of the art digital classrooms will be installed by Next Education, an education technology provider and the English language lab by station- e Info Services Pvt. Ltd., Gujarat.

New construction Activities

VKV Joram will have new School building and Class rooms. Ar.Prasad Badve and Ar. Rasika Badve who have conceptualized the unique master plan of the school were present for the lay out works at Joram in the second week of March along with our Education Officer and Cluster In-charge of Subansiri.

Various recognitions

Sri N.Kumarvel, Principal VKV Seijosa and Cluster- in- charge of Kameng cluster was given a special commendation certificate for his remarkable service by Additional Deputy Commissioner, Seijosa in Republic Day function at Seijosa.

VKV Koloriang has received the award for best participating Educational Institute in the progressive activities of Kurung Kumey District on 20th February on the occasion of Arunachal Statehood day.  Shri. Jiten Das, Principal of VKV Koloriang and his enthusiastic team members & Sri.N.Kumarvel deserve a special appreciation for the recognition.

APS at Kanyakumari

Acharya Prashikshan Shibir would be starting on5th April at V.K. Kanyakumari. 122 Participants are expected from Andaman, Assam, Nagaland, Arunachal Pradesh and Karnataka. Shri. Shyamal Chakraborty, Dr. Rajendra Kakade, Smt. Swapna Borah have volunteered to be the part of the organizing team for this important event from VKVs APT.

May you have a productive and purposeful respite with your kith and kin at your native place during the vacation! Convey our love and regards to all the family members.

Joint Secretary

 

Bring light to the poor and bring more light to the rich, for they require it more than the poor.  Bring light to the ignorant and more light to the educated, for the vanities of the education of our time are tremendous!Your duty at present is to go from village to village, and make the people understand that mere sitting about idly won’t do any more.  Make them understand their real condition and say, “O ye brothers Arise!! Awake and Stop not till the Goal is Reached”.

                                                                                                                               ~~~~Swami Vivekananda.

 

 News Round-up January 2016

It is told that the Education which does not focus on the character building aspects of the students fails to produce desired citizens who will contribute to the wellness of the society. I have heard people quoting the example of the Great Wall of China in this context. When the ancient Chinese wanted to protect themselves they decided to construct the great wall which took substantial labors for years to complete. They thought no one could climb it and attack them. But to the surprise of all the Chinese were invaded thrice during the first 100 years of its existence!  And every time, the hordes of enemy infantry had no need of penetrating or climbing over the wall... because each time they bribed the guards and came through the door. They built the wall but forgot to build the character. The education should be character building which ensures peace and prosperity.

The just ended month witnessed number of activities. Majority of them were aimed to impart Value education so that the Students grow up with good character.

Conduct of Martipuja


It is said “If you want to destroy the civilization of a nation there are 3 ways to do so” They are destroying family structure, education & Lower their role models. For the destruction of the family structure, the best way is to undermine the role of the mother.  The Matripuja, one of the most popular programs, was conducted to re-stress the role of Mother in one’s life. The students of Class X, who are completing the important stage in their life, perform the puja in which all the mothers of students studying in class X are invited. They perform ‘Padapuja’ and take the blessings of their mothers.  The much awaited Programme by Students and Parents are conducted in 5 schools namely Vivek Vihar, Nirjuli, Kharsang, Itanagar & Balijan. 229 mothers participated in the Programme. The program earned much appreciation from the parents who expressed deep happiness to present in the program which is rooted in the immortal traditions of our country. The program emanates deep feeling of motherhood and fosters filial duties among the students which act as a guiding light in the journey of life. The Matripuja in other 18 Secondary schools will be conducted in the month of February. Shri. Krishna Kumar & Shri. Unnikrishnan were present in all these schools.

Utsarg Samaroh

One another Programme for Class X Students before the board examination is ‘Utsarg Samaroh’. The Samaroh is a three-day residential camp conducted with a theme “Gloriously March Forward” for the benefit of all the students studying in 22 Secondary schools of the State.   The Programme was held in four venues as per the details given below:

Sl

Particulars

Venue

Dates

Boys

Girls

Participating VKVs

1

Utsarg - 1

Roing

14 to 16 January 2016

104

121

Amliang, Roing, Tafrogam, Sunpura & Oyan

2

Utsarg - 2

Kharsang

18 to 20 January 2016

122

36

Jairampur, Kharsang,  Seijosa, Sher & Banderdewa

3

Utsarg - 3

Itanagar

22 to 24 January 2016

113

137

Yazali, Ziro, Nirjuli, Kuporijo & Vivek Vihar

4

Utsarg - 4

Balijan

25 to 27 January 2016

57

144

Jirdin, Balijan, Nivedita Vihar, Itanagar, Wessang & Shergaon

Total

396

438

834

The students received final touch to the academic subjects by selected Resource persons drawn from various VKVs and also the life giving messages from Acharyas and Swamiji of Chinmaya Mission. Acharya Santhosh, Chinmaya Mission, Chennai, Swami Swatmananda from Chinmaya Mission, Mumbai and Shri. Abhikshek  Dave, Yuvaveer, Chinmaya Yuva Kendra were the main resource persons in different venues  to focus the need to elevating oneself by bringing Transformation at different  levels namely Physical, Cultural, Intellectual, Emotional, & Spiritual Transformation. Sri Unnikrishnan P.M, and R. Krishna Kumar were present in all the venues & Sri.Pradeep Kumar Pandey, Sri.Ananda Dutta could be present in Roing & Kharsang respectively.     

Dignitaries present in the Utsarg

Venue

Dignitaries

Roing

Smt. Ruchika Katiyal, IAS, Addl. Deputy Commissioner, Lower Dibang Valley District, A.P

Kharsang

Shri. Ashok Kr Yadav, Executive Engineer of WRD, Kharsang

Itanagar

Shri. B.Lindo, Director, Department of Secondary School Education, Govt. of A.P.

Balijan

Shri. Likha Teji, Under Secretary, Department of Education, Govt.of Arunachal Pradesh.

Ecstatic Moment for the VKVs of Arunachal Pradesh

It is a moment of great happiness for the VKVs of Arunachal Pradesh when four young VKVians brought laurels to India by standing third at the Taiwan International Science Fair which was held from January 24 to 29 at Taipei. VKV Nirjuli students Lishank Tasar (Class VII) and Tadar Parte (Class VIII), presented a “Study on Traditional House Architecture in Itanagar Capital Complex and to improve climatic responsive contemporary house” while VKV Jirdin students, Toyir Kamgo and Zarnie Lollen, (both class VIII students), made their presentation on “Impact of firewood collection on weather & Climate of Jirdin village, Aalo”.

153 projects were presented in the event which saw the participation of 513 young scientists from various countries. The four were awarded medal, citations and cash prize of 3200 dollars. The selection process was a tedious one with scrutiny of projects at districts and then at the state Level by State Council for Science and Technology, Department of Science and Technology and finally at National Children Science Congress held at Bangalore and Chandigarh, sponsored by the Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India. Kudos to the students and the teacher guides!

 Workshop for the Accountant and Clerk

A One day workshop for the accountant and the clerks was conducted in VKVAPT, Dibrugarh on 14th January 2016 in which 19 accountants and clerks from various VKVs attended. Mananeeya Sri D. Bhanudasjiji, General Secretary, Vivekananda Kendra, Kanyakumari graced the occasion and enlighten the participants. Various sessions relating to Accounts, Store keeping, Systematic Filing system and other related works were taken by Sri Arun Raj Singh Shekhawatji, Administrative Officer, VKVAPT, Sri Arindam Bhattacharjee, Accounts Officer, Sri Sagar Lad, Internal Auditor, VKVAPT and Sri Maheshanji, Office In-Charge, VKVAPT.

Celebration of National Youth Day

The National Youth Day was celebrated with lots of enthusiasm in all the VKVs of Arunachal Pradesh. A large number of parents and well wishers attended the programs in which students presented well prepared cultural programs.

Celebration of Republic Day

The VKVs of Arunachal Pradesh celebrated Republic Day with the usual patriotic fervor in the respective schools. In addition to this, School parade and band contingents were sent to the District level celebration ground which enhanced the grandeur of the celebration.

Deshbhakti Kavi Sammelan Held

Like earlier years, VKV Kuporijo conducted Deshbhakti Kavi Sammelan on 28th January after the celebration of the 67th Republic Day of the country in order to infuse patriotic fervor and to nurture the creative impulses of the students. 350 poem lovers took part in the event wherein selected young poets not only from the host school but also from various schools namely Si-Donyi Public School, Abotani Middle School, Adarsh Public School, Govt. B. M. School, Govt. Sikarijo Sec. School, Vivekananda Public School, Govt. Lida Sec. School, Govt. H. S. School  presented their mesmerizing self created poems.

Awareness programs regarding Junk Food

In response to the CBSE’s initiatives against Junk food, many VKVs conducted awareness programs during the month.VKV Kuporijo organized the awareness program in a larger scale in which teachers and Principal spoke to the students, Doctor was invited to take session in which students asked questions, conducted collage and poster making competition. VKV Itanagar, Nirjuli, Banderdewa, Jirdin and VKV Vivek Vihar conducted awareness program by inviting Resource persons and guidance by the teachers.

With warm regards and prayers.

Joint Secretary

We want the education by which character is formed, strength of mind is increased, the intellect is sharpened and by which one can stand on one’s own feet.

                                                                                                ~~Swami Vivekananda.