Friday 23 November 2018


      Eknath Ramakrishna Ranade popularly referred to as Eknathji, was a social activist and leader, motivated by the twin spirits of nationalism and spiritualism and known for the great organizational abilities. Eknathji was greatly influenced by the teachings of Swami Vivekananda. He played an instrumental role in the construction of the Vivekananda Rock memorial and the Vivekananda Kendra in Kanyakumari. He established various organisations for the benefits of the society. As a tribute to great soul his birthday is celebrated as “Sadhana Diwas”.

      Vivekananda Kendra Vidyalaya celebrated “Sadhana Diwas” in an enthusiastic manner. The programme started at 2.15 PM. It was presided by Mann. Hanumanta Raoji, Treasurer, VRM & VK. The programme was compered by J.Kushum Kumari, the student of IX standard. Shri.M.S.Suresh, B.E.(Hons) Chief Construction Engineer, Koodankulam Nuclear Power Project was the Chief Guest of the programme. 

Sri.R.Murugan, the Principal of V.K.V.,Dollungmukh,Arunachal Pradesh and the ex-student of Vivekananda Kendra Vidyalaya,Vivekanandapuram graced the function as a special guest. 
Around 1200 students and 50 parents were present to witness the programme. “Prayer is our direct line with the goal”. The programme was initiated with invocation by VII standard students of Vivekananda Kendra Vidyalaya. “Welcome is a greet in a polite or friendly way”. The welcome address was delivered by Kamali of IX standard. Vivekananda Kendra Vidyalaya conducted various competitions for the students due to the celebration of children’s day and Science day. Vishnu, the student of IV standard sang a beautiful Bharathiyar song which made him to win the prize in music contest and Rishikha Bharathi of XI standard also sang a prize winning song. Vinitha of IX standard delivered the speech of the importance on the day. 

Sri. R.Murugan as the Special Guest of the function deliverd the speech about Eknathji. He pointed out that the spirit behind V.R.M. & V.K. was only by “Mann.Eknathji”. He said that Eknathji Ranade was deeply influenced by the teachings of Swami Vivekananda.

      “Speech is human vocal communication using language”. G.S. Vaishnavi of XII standard who won the first prize in elocution competition delivered a speech on “The paper on Hinduism”. The students of VIII standard sang a wonderful Eknathji’s song.Sri.M.S. Suresh B.E.(Hons) Chief construction Engineer, as the Chief Guest of the function addressed the gathering. He remembered his childhood incident. He insisted that the students should understand the concept of the subject and develop their knowledge. He asked so many questions and made the students to say the answers. He illustrated the Chicago address as everyone’s inspiration.

 He also suggested that all the teachers should be a role-model to their students. He appreciated and awarded the prize to the student of XII standard Jegadhish for his excellent performance in fancy dress competition in the title “Avoid Plastics”.Antrew Styno of VII standard was also awarded by the Chief Guest for her mathematical calculator model in science exhibition. The students were awarded prizes for their excellent models and experiments in the science exhibition. 

And also prizes were awarded to the winners of Elocution, Drawing, Music and other competitions. Prizes were given away by the president and the Chief Guest of the function. 

Mann. Hanumanta Raoji presented the memento to the Chief Guest of this function. “Gratitude is the quality of being thankful and return kindness”. Vote of thanks was proposed by Sivasakthi, IX standard student of V.K.V.

  The programme ended at 4.15 PM with Kendra Prathana.

Friday 16 November 2018


In India, children’s day is celebrated every year on 14th of November to increase the awareness of people towards the rights care and education of children. Children are the key to success and development of the country as they would lead their country in different and new technological way. They are adorable and shine same like the precious pearls. Children are the god’s gifts. The birthday of the first Prime minister of Independent India Padit Jawaharlal Nehru’s birthday is celebrated as Children’s Day. He worked great for the well being of children as well as youngsters after the Independence of India. He was really fond of children as well as roses. He said that children are like the buds of the garden. He said that children are the country’s actual strength as they would make developed society in future.

                  Vivekananda Kendra Vidyalaya celebrated Children’s Day on 14th November 2018 in an enthusiastic manner. The celebration started at 3.15 P.M. and it was presided over by Mann.Radha Didi,Dakshin prant Sanghatak, VRM & VK. The celebrations began with invocation song by 7th standard students. “Welcome is the greatest quality of the mind next to honour. Dhanalakshmi of 8th standard extended a warm welcome to the dignitaries teachers,parents and students.

                 “Children are not only innocent and curious but also optimistic and joyful”Archana of XI standard delivered the speech on the importance of the day. “All children are artists. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up”. The magazine which was written by the students of V.K.V. was released by the Chief guest Sri.P.Pandaram M.Sc.,Senior Scientist, Nuclear Power Project Kudankulam. He addressed the gathering. He mentioned that the International Children’s day is celebrated on 20th November every year.

                 In India, November 14, the birthday of Jawaharlal Nehru’s birthday is celebrated as Children’s day. In Vivekananda Kendra Science day is also celebrated on the same day. He pointed out the students should concentrate their mind on science. They would make India as a 
developed country. He appreciated the science exhibition which was exhibited by the students of V.K.V. He specified the necessity of pure air and environment. He explained the need of pure air to breathe, pure water to drink and healthy food for survival. He expressed that our country’s development depends upon the children of the society. He admired the science exhibition which was prepared by the students’ of V.K.V. He appreciated the students creativity. He illustrated Swamiji’s quote about youngsters. He explained his difficulties in his time and facilities available in today’s situation. He congratulated the students’ efforts. “Music is the true musical power”. A group song in praise of to children was sung by 6th standard students.

                   The president of the celebration Mann.Radha Didi delivered her presidential address she welcomed all the participants and appreciated the students’ creativity. She praised the craft work which were done by the students and the presentation of science exhibition. She particularly appreciated the explanation of the girls.
 She conveyed her blessing to all the students. Sri.S.Abraham Lingom, principal of Vivekananda Kendra Vidyalaya and Sri.R.Subbiah Nadar, Correspondent of Vivekananda Kendra Vidyalaya presented the memento to the Chief guest. “Be grateful to people who make us happy. They are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom”. Vote of thanks was deliverd by Pranya of 8th standard . The programme was concluded by Kendra Prarthana, and ended at 4 P.M.

Saturday 20 October 2018


The tenth day of Navarathri celebrations is known as Vijayadashami.  It marks the triumph of Matha Durga over Mahishasura.  Vidhyarambham is a Hindu tradition observed on Vijayadashami day all over India.  
Children are formally introduced the learning of music, dance, languages and other folk arts.  It involves a ceremony of initiation into the characters of syllabary.
            Vivekananda Kendra Vidyalaya celebrated Vidyarambham ceremony on 19th October 2018 in a grand manner.  The ceremony started at 8 a.m.  Mann. Hanumantaraoji, Treasurer of Vivekananda Kendra conducted the programme. 
 The staff, the teachers of Vivekananda Kendra, Parents and Children participated in the ceremony.  Vidyarambham was carried out by Mann.Hanumantharaoji.  Seven children participated in vidyarambham.  Mann. Hanuji held the children’s right index under finger and guided them to write ‘OM’ followed up by alphabets over fistful of rice placed in a large plate.

            Mann. Hanumantaraoji addressed the participants about the importance of education and the Hindu ritual being practicedthroughout India.  Smt.K.Kavitha, teacher of Vivekananda Kendra Vidyalaya delivered the Vote of thanks.  The ceremony ended with Santhimanthra.


Saraswathi Pooja is one of the major annual events celebrated in our Indian culture.  Goddess Saraswathi is an embodiment of wisdom, knowledge and learning.  Vasant Panchami is the festival dedicated to Goddess Saraswathi.  She is the energy of Brahma and symbolizes creative energy and power in all its form.

            Vivekananda Kendra Vidyalaya celebrated Saraswathi Pooja on 18th October 2018 in an auspicious manner.  The programme was graced with the presence of Mann. Hanumantharaoji, Treasurer of Vivekananda Kendra.  The programme started at 9 a.m.  Sri. K.Manikumar, Music teacher of Vivekananda Kendra Vidyalaya initiated the function with “SahanaBhavathu” Mantra.  The teachers of Vivekananda Kendra Vidyalaya sang melodious songs of Goddess Saraswathi.  Finally pooja was done by Sri. R.Sundarakumar, Teacher of Vivekananda Kendra Vidyalaya.  The programme ended by serving Prasad to everyone present.

Monday 8 October 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 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.