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:
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
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.
Dear sisters and brothers we are at the fag end of the session. There are many works to complete- like finalizing the records of CCE, the revision of the academic subjects, chalking out assignments and project works to give to students as their vacation activities, preparing the activity calendar for the next academic session etc. Do all these with utmost dedication. We need to have highest degree of excellence in all the activities that we undertake. We also need to keep up the excellent academic results. Work hard to achieve the set goals.