Wednesday 30 March 2016

SWADHYAYA VARGA- A fortnightly group discussion & group interactive program for college students of Dibrugarh. held on 30th March'2016

We are what our thoughts have made us; so take care about what you think. Words are secondary. Thoughts live; they travel far.-Swami Vivekananda

“Let not a single day pass without your learning a verse, half a verse, or a fourth of it, or even one letter of it; nor without attending to charity, study and other pious activity.” - Chanakya


 Youth karyakartas (Youth volunteers) of Vivekananda Kendra Dibrugarh has decided and initiated to conduct "Swadhyaya Varga” especially for the college going youths of Dibrugarh  & its adjoining areas. "Swadhyaya Varga" is one of the 'ayam'(program or methodology) of Vivekananda Kendra which facilitate its mission towards “Man Making and Nation Building". With an objective to provide congenial platform, to the youths of our society to express & groom their aspiring mindset, into a constructive rejuvenated thought process with clear understanding, VK Dibrugarh has taken up the initiative.  
College Youths Participating in Swadhay Varga
. On 30th March’2016 at Vivekananda Kendra, Dibrugarh branch center premises it was held .It started at 3 pm and continued till 4:30 pm. Students from City College, Dibru college and DHSK college were among the participants. Sacred omkar chanting and vedic hymn by VK’s karyakartas sanctified the atmosphere to begin with which is followed by explanation regarding the objective & guidelines of the session by a VK karyakarta. Dr. Bharati Dutta, Retd. Professor of DHSK College and Nagar Pramukh of Vivekananda Kendra Dibrugarh delivered the welcome speech. One youth karyakarta performed a patriotic song. Participants’ Introductory session was done with an interesting game.  That was not only ice breaking for the participants but also helps them to know each other more intimately. After that the participants were divided into three groups for group discussion on given topic- “role of students towards nation building”.  All of them expressed their views within the groups on the topic in presence of mentors monitoring each group.Two representatives from each group delivered speech based on the gist of their discussion in the groups.
Group Discussion or Manthan

Kum. B.Radha Devi,Join Sey VKV-APT

Kum B.Radha Devi, Join Secretary of Vivekananda Kendra Arunachal Pradesh Trust was the invited speaker in the program. After completion of presentations by all the youth group representatives Kum.B.Radha Devi has done the summing up beautifully in her own unique way. In her speech she appreciated all the participants’ for their involvement in the program and the way some of the youth speakers expressed their views. One girl student of Dibru college during her presentation while speaking about the villagers of Assam has shown her great maturity by correcting herself after saying “most of the people in the villages are uneducated “ by immediately saying “It will be improper to say uneducated, it  will be illiterate”. Which was very much appreciated by Kum B.Radha Devi by saying ”how nice to see a young girl could differentiate between educated and literate”. “Education in Indian perspective is much more than the academic qualification one posses or the bundle of information stored in ones’  memory” she continues” It is the moral values or noble qualities which  get expressed in every attitude, action, feelings, relationships and commitments as a result of real education” . One of the youth participants also mentioned that in India even in this modern time some people believes in superstitions.  We need to educate them so that they can overcome their blind believe.  In respond to this Radhadidi said that “No doubt there are some superstition exists but we cannot say that all are bogus. There are lot more believe systems and rituals still exist in India which since thousands of years are nurturing the inner greatness to its ultimate manifestation. They are all time tested. One generation passes it to the next generation. They are better known as ‘Sanskara’. It has been the basic foundation of social structure of our motherland since ancient time but never loses its relevance.   It was an integral aspect of our education system since then”. She continues her speech with many such explanation, instances and references which were very attentively, eagerly with interest listened by the youth participants. She concluded her speech by saying “Right thought lead us to right act, right act lead us to right result and right result lead us to right rewards. So take care of your thought first the rest will follow itself.”

Group Presentation speech

The program is concluded with a vedi hymn

Sunday 27 March 2016

17th Monthly Talk Series at Vivekananda Kendra Dibrugarh on 27th March'2016, Speaker: Kum.B.Radha Devi, Topic:SEVA-Indian concept of service.

Kum.B.Radha Devi,Join Secy,Vivekananda Kendra Arunachal Pradesh Trust.
On the evening of 27th March'2016 at the premises of Vivekanada Kendra Dibrugarh, 17th Monthly Talk Series was held where Jeeva Vriti & Join Secretary of  Vivekananda Kendra Arunachal Pradesh Trust Adarniya, Kum. B. Radha Devi was the speaker. The talk was on the topic  "SEVA-Indian concept of service" which was attended by a quality gatherings of  intellectual sections including seniors and youths of Dibrugarh. All together 75 numbers of people attended the event.
Omkar Chanting & Shanti Path Kendra Karyakartas.

 It was started as usual in a very holistic way with tin omkar chanting and vedic hymn( Sahanababatu...) by Vivekananda Kendra karyakartas followed by Introduction session. After that Nagar Adhayan Chakra Pramukh, Dr. Manasi Sarmah introduced the resource person Kum.B.Radha Devi. 
Some of  Sanskar Varga children performed a patriotic song before the keynote speech. 
Kum.B. Radha Devi very beautifully presented and explained  the actual meaning of Seva in a very  simple and convincing way. In her speech she said that "there is no synonym of   'SEVA ' in English which could define its actual meaning. "Service" is only a partial expression of 'SEVA'. " She also cited example of mothers who does everything for well-being of her children but without any personal expectation."SEVA" is selfless service with love,shraddha,and commitment.   Likewise Didi carried out the discourse in a  very inspiring and thought provoking fashion.The speech was followed by an interactive session where few attendants also expressed their views and asked few questions which added further clarity to the concept and the session became more lively.The program concluded with a vedic hymn as  shanti path . 
Patriotic song by Sanskar Varga Children

Good & quality gathering attending the session.
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    Our next "Monthly Talk Series" is scheduled to be held on 24th April'2016 at Vivekananda Kendra Dibrugarh center from 4:30 pm.