Swami Vivekananda always stressed the need of the harmonious development of heart and head in Education. We have many activities for the cognitive development but very few for the heart. We need to aim that our children and co –workers feel secured and loved and for that we should be affectionate towards them. The growth of the heart is possible only when one is aware of the needs of the people around.
Children are to be taught to gradually expand their capacity to love. Beginning with their family, it should eventually be extended to the school, community, the country and the whole world, including birds of the air and beast of the field. Let us all make good efforts to cultivate this qualities in us, so that our children learn the same from us. Speaking gently and wherever needed firmly but not angrily, strengthening the individual potentiality and capability etc are required. Let us learn to love and spread love.
We look forward for the new academic session with much enthusiasm and hope. There are numbers of information to be shared with you all: -
Statistical details of our schools -a glance:-
We have the strength of 12138 students on roll in 33 schools spreading across the state for the current academic session. Out of which 9711 students are Arunachali students. We have 2874 hostellers for the current session. There are 524 Teachers now andthe teachers – students’ratio is 1:23. Our Supporting Staff number is 214. Out of the total strength the Boys occupy 52.13 % and the Girls 47.86 %
VKVAPT Team Meeting: - The meeting of VKVAPT Team consisting of cluster in charges & Administrative committee members was held on 1st and 2nd of July at Dibrugarh. Teachers’ recruitment, activities for the session 2014-15, administrative matters related to schools, Affiliation and various pending matters were discussed in the two days meeting. On 3rd July, The Administrative committee meeting was held to finalize various matters discussed in the Team meeting.
Principals’ Meet: The first Principal Meet of this session was convened from 6th to 8th July in VKV Dibrugarh. Thirty one Principals and two Vice- Principals were present in the meeting. The meeting was graced by Mananeeya Sri. Hanumanta Raoji, All India Treasurer, Vivekananda Kendra, Kanyakumari, Dr. Tejum Paduji, Trustee, VKVAPT, Sri Rupesh Mathurji, Prant Sangathak, VK Arunachal Prant and other VKVAPT members.
The meeting started with Swadhaya on selected topic from the book “Eknathji” on 6th evening. The inaugural session was on 7th morning in which Mananeeya Shri Pravinji gave the key note address. The minute academic result analysis of the session 2013-14 and preparing the action plan for the current session based on the discussion, address of Dr Tejum Paduji, session on Academic Planning, Karyapaddhati of Vivekananda Kendra, academic circulars and discussion on Activity Calendar for the session, Mananeeya Eknathji Janma Shati Parva, briefing on the administrative matters etc were the important highlights of the meeting. In the concluding function, Mananeeya Hanumanta Raoji and Pravinji addressed the gathering.
Workshops for the Principals’: A one day workshop was conducted on 9th July for the Principals of the VKVs of Arunachal Pradesh. Smt Maya Choudhary, a widely known educationist and recipient of National Award for Teachers was the main resource person of the Workshop. The topics like, the multifaceted role of a school Principal, different techniques for smooth Administration, effective implementation of Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation were covered in the Workshop. Minute analysis on some case studies of some schools of India brought home many crucial points to the fore which a Principal should be cautious of. The apt denouement with the story of Spencer Johnson ‘Who moved My Cheese’, she left the message that changing scenario calls for constant change to prepare one to embrace transformation to impart best education .She could satisfactorily answer any exigent questions that were posed in the question answer session. The workshop was beneficial to all as it helped all to think deeply on various aspects of education and role of Principals.
Life Skill Development Workshop for the Students: We could conduct Life Skill Development workshops in VKV- Jairampur and Kharsang with the help of the Resource Persons from Sun@beam.inc, a Training Provider having the headquarters at Kolkata. Tips for stress management, time management, study techniques, Healthy food habits, Memory Enhancement Techniques, Ways to keep our Brain active, Effective Communication were some of the topics covered in the Workshop. Conducted in an interactive mode, students participated actively in both the venues. Shri Ananda Dutta from VKVAPT attended the workshops in both the venues.
New Hostel Block in VKV- Nirjuli: - A Hostel block having the capacity of admitting 50 Girls was consecrated with the Ganapati Homa on 13th July 2014. The new hostel block is constructed on the 3rd Floor of VKV- Nirjuli main building. After the Ganapati Homa, a parents’ meeting of the hostellers was held from 10.00 am to 12.30 pm at VKV- Nirjuli.
Illumination by Guest Faculties: -Smt. Bhavesh Bhaveja and Dr. Naliniben Mehta retired Professors visited VKV Tafrogam, Sunpura, Amliang and Tezu from 11th to 18th of July. Both the faculties having wide experience in teaching could illuminate the students and the staffs of all the four schools on various subjects. In VKV Tafrogam, Sunpura and Amliang, Science classes were taken with practical. Interesting laboratory experiments were also demonstrated to the students. In addition to the subject classes, the faculties also narrated interesting motivational stories to the students. Both the guest faculties were escorted by Sri P. K. Pandey, member VKVAPT. The guests were quite enthralled by the dedications of the staffs and the discipline of the students. Students also presented Cultural program and band show before the guest faculties.
Visit of Sri Arvind Rajaram Gore: Shri. Arvind R Gore, noted educationist and freelance education consultant visited VKV- Itanagar, Nirjuli &Vivek Vihar on 22nd to 25thJuly. He interacted with the staff and students and made assessment about the functioning of these schools. His assessment will be analyzed and used for the betterment of the schools.
Visits:- Shri Krishna Kumar, Shri Nitin Jain and Sri Unnikrishnan made visits to their respective cluster schools in the month of June and July. Shri S.N.S Reddy and Shri Ananda Mohan Mishra along with the cluster Accountant visited Subansiri cluster schools. Dr. Tejum Paduji visited VKV- Jirdin and attended the meeting of well-wishers and Land donors.
Dear Sisters and brothers let us focus all our energy for the growth and development of our students. Academic Excellence, Congenial Atmosphere in the school and Self Discipline are the strong points of VKVs in Arunachal Pradesh and they are complementary to each other. Please see that not a single stone remain unturned to bring all three in our schools.