Sadhana Diwas Celebrated - VKV Raga
The celebration of Sadhana Diwas happened in a unique way in VKV Raga this year. As the schools are not yet opened due to the Corona Virus issue and the students are not with us, so the event was celebrated taking the teaching staff and their children as participants. A total of two programmes were conducted:
The quiz competition was very interesting and inspiring for the teachers to learn more about the lives and works of these great souls of Maa Bharati. The competition was conducted through PPT display. The participants of the competition were Sri Raju Mishra, Sri Prabhakar KG, Sri Pintu Das, Sri Shiva Kant Dubey, Su. Madhuri Baitha, Su. Rashmi Rekha Das, Kr. Ashutosh Mishra and Kr. Arpan Goutam. Sri Gama Singh was the Time keeper while Smti Seema was the Scorer.
Universal Brotherhood Day Celebrated - VKV Raga
Vivekananda Kendra Vidyalaya Raga celebrated the Universal Brotherhood Day on 11th Sept, 2020 in an informal way this year. Due to the pandemic, we could not keep any formal programme for the public as we did not get permission from the District Administration.
We all Staff, Teaching, Non – Teaching and their family members attended the Online Webinar organised by Vivekananda Kendra Vedic Vision Foundation from 10 am to 11:30 am.
Then we all were graced by the auspicious visit of Mananeeya Rupeshji and Sri Pema Norbu Thongchiji with two of our Alumni. After lunch, we had an interaction and discussion session with Rupeshji and Thongchiji on the Topic, 'Message of Universal Brotherhood as mentioned in the letter by Mananeeya Nivedita Didi.' We all were asked to share at least two points that we found while reading the letter. Some of the points shared by the staff are as follows:
VKV Raga celebrated the Great festival of SreeKrishna Janmashtami with much enthusiasm and fervour amid the pandemic.
Rakshabandhan celebration and Shiv Puja Conducted
This year, the celebration of Rakshabandhan (on 3/8/20) was done in a different way. Every year, teachers used to escort groups of students outside. They used to visit govt. Offices, bazaars, general public etc and used to tie Rakhis to them. But due to the Corona Pandemic, our Raga town is in lockdown upto 4th August. However, the present staff celebrated the festival with as much gaiety and happiness as before.
Today (that is 3rd of Aug. 2020) being the last Monday of the Holy month of Shravana and also Poornima (Shravana Purnima or Rakshabandhan), it was decided by all the staff that we should perform a Shiv Puja. So, before the celebration of Raksha Bandhan, we conducted the said puja.
Smti Seema Mishra tied the Rakhi to Swamiji first. Then all three didis tied rakhis to all brothers. The brothers also tied to each other. The bond of love and protection of each other became more vibrant.
The most important aspect of the celebration was tying of Rakhis to the trees and plants inside school premises. The principal Sri Trilochan Goutam first tied Raksha Sutra to a tree. Then other teachers did the same to other trees and promised to protect the nature so that the ecological balance is maintained for the sustenance of human life on earth.
A bhajan /Kirtan programme was also organised at 6 pm in which all teachers and family members sang bhajans/kirtans and concluded with Shiv Aarati and Kendra Prarthana.