Monday, 8 October 2018

VINAYAGA CHATURTHI CELEBRATION 2018




Vinayaga Chaturthi is one of the important Hindu festivals celebrated throughout India with a great devotion. Vinayaga Chaturthi is celebrated for ten days to honour the elephant headed Lord Ganesa’s birthday.  He is the lord of arts and science and the deva of wisdom.  He is honoured at the start of rituals and ceremonies as he is considered the God of beginnings.
            Ganesa Chaturthi was celebrated in Vivekananda Kendra Vidyalaya, Kanyakumari in an auspicious manner.  Every year, our Vidyalaya celebrates the festival by preparing the idol of Lord Ganesa with dedicative effort of the students of Vivekananda Kendra Vidyalaya.  The Vinayaga Chaturthi was celebrated from 13.09.2018 to 21.09.2018. 

Every class got a chance to give their offerings.  The first day celebration was arranged by IX and XI standard students and teachers on 13.09.2018. LKG and UKG students and teachers offered Lord Ganesa on 14.09.2018. 
The I standard students and teachers arranged the Pooja on 15.09.2018.  On 16.09.2018 the Pooja was arranged by VII standard students and teachers.  On 17.09.2018 the Pooja was arranged by II standard students and teachers.  On 18.09.2018 the Pooja was arranged by III standard students and teachers.  On 19.09.2018 and 20.09.2018 the Pooja was done by IV standard and V standard students and teachers respectively.

The final day Pooja was conducted by VI, X and XII standard students and teachers in a grand manner.  The students offered flowers and Prasatham.  The Visarjan of Lord Ganesa was done at 11 am on 21.09.2018. 
The celebration ended with the great blessings of Lord Ganesa whose brilliance is always removes all obstacles from our endeavours truly.

           



Saturday, 15 September 2018

UNIVERSAL BROTHERHOOD DAY CELEBRATION 2018


Universal Brotherhood Day is observed on September 11 every year.  It marks the commemoration of Swami Vivekananda’s famous speech delivered on September 11, 1893 in Chicago to the delegates of the world Parliament of Religions.  The speech is popularly remembered for its opening words “Sisters and Brothers of America”.  It was a short speech. But its impact was instantaneous.  It is said that after hearing this opening words, the entire assembly gave him an extended standing ovation.

            Vivekananda Kendra Vidyalaya celebrated Universal Brotherhood Day as well as 48th Anniversary of the dedication of the Vivekananda Rock Memorial to the nation in a grand manner.  The function started at 2.30 pm and it was presided over by Mann. Bhanudasji, General Secretary of Vivekananda Kendra.  The programme began with our traditional way, lighting the lamp by the honourable chief guest Dr.R.Rajesh, M.E., Ph.D., Principal of Rohini College of Engineering, Paulkulam and the special guest Lion Dr.S.Rajendran, M.B.B.S., D.Lit., MJF, and Millennium Lions Governor.  The programme was compered by Smt. P.Jeya, Teacher of Vivekananda Kendra Vidyalaya.  On this happiest occasion, the celebration was initiated with the invocation song sung by the students of Vivekananda Kendra Vidyalaya.

            The most precious gift we can offer any one is our welcome.  Sri.S.Abraham Lingom, The Principal of Vivekananda Kendra Vidyalaya extended warm welcome to the dignitaries and the participants of the programme.
            “The right word may be effective and speech is powerful”.  The president of the function Mann. Bhanudasji, General Secretary of Vivekananda Kendra addressed the gathering.  He recalled Swami Vivekananda’s message of Universal Brotherhood.  He explained that the speech of Swami Vivekananda made the entire world’s attention to our nation’s rich history and strong cultural roots.  He praised the tremendous Indian Culture.  He also praised the various religious people who were attracted by the inclusive approach of Hindus.  He exhibited that we all must understand the unifying nature of Dharma.  He advised the students to carry forward the mission of Swami Vivekananda and Eknathiji Ranade throughout their lives.

            “Music has the power to communicate messages and emotions that words capture”.  The students of Vivekananda Kendra Vidyalaya sang a melodious Sanskrit song.  “Speeches have incredible power”.  Dr.R.Rajesh, M.E., P.hD., The Principal of Rohini College of Engineering, Paulkulam as the Chief Guest of the function delivered his valuable speech.  He mentioned the impact of Chicago address by Swami Vivekananda.  He pointed the poems of the Tamil Poet Mahakavi Bharathi which motivates us the national integration.  He also illustrated spirituality and equality principles in “The Bhagavath Gita”.  He explained the different problems in our society that should be overcome by adaptability and flexibility of every individual.  He noted the Indians role in foreign countries.  He said that the foreign schools provide only education but our Indian Schools provide education with discipline.  He praised the service of Vivekananda Kendra and Vidyalaya.  “Honour has been the reward for what we give”.  
The president of the function Mann. Bhanudasji, honoured the employees who have completed their services for ten, twenty and thirty years.  They were awarded by mementos and cash.


            The special guest Lion Dr. S.Rajendran, M.B.B.S., D.Lit., MJF, Millennium Lions Governor delivered his precious address to the audience.  He advised the students to observe and realize other’s mind.  He said that mutual understanding make a society move in a harmonious way.  He said that the teachings of Swami Vivekananda are more relevant today than when he addressed the world’s religious of parliament. He advised the students laughing and appreciation make our mind healthy.


            An award is not only a great prestige or a mark of excellence, but is also a tremendous boost to someone”.  Vivekananda Kendra and Vivekananda Kendra Vidyalaya organized inter-schools andinter-colleges competitions.  480 students from difference schools and colleges participated in different events like patriotic song, essay, elocution, recitation and drawing.  They won prizes.  Prizes were given by the Chief guest and Special guest of the function.
        Mann.Bhanudasji, President of the function presented the memento to the Chief Guest and the Special Guest. Vote of Thanks was proposed by Smt.Sariga, Vice Principal of Vivekananda Kendra Vidyalaya. 

The students of Vivekananda Kendra Vidyalaya presented a variety cultural programme.  The audience enjoyed the dance, drama and music.

          
  The staff of Vivekananda Kendra and Vivekananda Kendra Vidyalaya participated in different sports and games.   They won various prizes. The prize winners were honoured by Mann.Hanumantaraoji, Treasurer of Vivekananda Kendra and Vivekananda Kendra Vidyalaya.

             “Prayer is a foundation for the development of faith courage and happiness”.  The programme ended at 5.30 P.M with Kendra Prathana.

Thursday, 6 September 2018

TEACHER’S DAY CELEBRATION 2018


A good teacher can inspire hope, ignite the imagination and instill a love of learning.  Teaching is a very noble profession that shapes the character, caliber and future of our society.

            Every year in India, September 5th is celebrated as Teacher’s Day to mark the birth anniversary of Dr. Sarvapalli Radhakrishanan who was born on September 5,1888.  A great scholar, philosopher  and a Bharat Ratna recipient Dr. Radhakrishnan was the first Vice President and second President of Independent India.  We have been celebrating his birth anniversary as Teacher’s Day to commemorate his work since 1962.

            Vivekananda Kendra Vidyalaya Celebrated Teacher’s day with great enthusiasm.  On this day, teachers and students reported to school as usual but the usual activities and classes were replaced by activities of celebration.  Vivekananda Kendra Vidyalaya used to make Half a day for students from 6th standard to 9th standard to enact as teachers.  One hundred and sixty eight students enacted as students – teachers.  Ananya V. Sathish of IX standard, the student-principal and the student Vice Principal, A.Akilan of IX standard guided and directed the students teachers.  

     The Student-Principal, Ananya V. Sathish delivered her greetings to all the teachers.  No period was be conducted by the teachers. Students-teachers themselves dressed formally and conducted classes which used to be really fun.  The students-teachers were sent to different classes to deal with Junior classes.  Our Vivekananda Kendra Vidyalaya Teachers sat along with the students and enjoyed the teaching of students-teachers.
            At the end of the celebration, A.Akilan, the student-teacher Vice Principal thanked all the teachers and praised the Principal, the Vice Principal and all the teachers.  Finally the student-teacher, S.K.Ramya of VIII standard and Dhanalekshmi of VIII standard shared their experience as teachers.