Friday, 20 January 2012

Expansion and Support 2012

Community Led Schools
Vivekananda Kendra Prathamik Vidyalaya Jengrai
Classes- KG to II; Students: 47; Teachers: 3
Situated in upper block of Majuli sub-division (Jorhat), Vivekananda Kendra Prathamik Vidyalaya (VKPV) Jengrai came into existence on 20th January 2012 as part of a project named 'Jengraimukh Janajati Sanskritik Prakalpa', initiated by Shri Shri Pitambar Deva Goswami, sattradhikar of Auniati Sattra, Majuli two years back. The Prakalpa has 5 wings: a Primary Health Centre, a Museum, a Namghar, a Community Hall and a Vidyalaya. Being an interior Village, Jengrai had hitherto remained deprived of any educational facilities.
VKSPV encourages communities and individuals interested to start vidyalayas in line with VKVs to initiate the process in their localities, for which it provides required help and guidance. Consequently, the setup process of 4 new Vivekananda vidyalayas had been completed by March 2012.

Thursday, 12 January 2012

Utsavas 2011-2012

The Utsavas viz. Guru Poornima (15th July 2011), Univercal Brotherhood Day (11th September 2011), Sadhana Diwas (19th November 2O11), Gita Jayanti (6th December 2011), Samartha Bharat Parva (25th December 2011 - 12th January 2012) and Vivekananda Jayanti (12th January 2012) were celebrated in the VKVs with great enthusiasm. Some programmes that deserve special mention are:

Guru Poornima: Speech on Guru-shishya Parampara and Guru bhajans in various Vidyalayas.

Universal Brotherhood Day: Songs, skits & speeches on Swamiji's life and message, presentation of famous Chicago Address by students in most VKVs, a Prabhat Ferry with a large number of local people including students and parents (VKV, Umrangso), an Inter-School Declamation Competition with 27 participants from 8 nearby schools (VKV, Baragolai) and a special programme to spread the message of Swami Vivekananda in Nalanda Public School (VKV Nalbari).

Sadhana Diwas: Skits and speeches on Eknathji's life and works by students and teachers of various Vidyalayas, Akhanda Ramcharit Manas Path and community lunch by VKV Tinsukia.

Gita Jayanti: Gita Chanting Competition (Gita Jnana Yajna) among the students in all the Vidyalayas, a skit presenting the message of Srimad Bhagavat Gita by some students of VKV (NEEPCO) Umrangso, a special speech on the significance of the Gita by Dr.K.K. Handique, a retired lecturer at VKV, Sivasagar.

Samarth Bharat Parva & Vivekananda Jayanti: Sport events for public & an Inter-School Mini-marathon with more than 400 student participants of Tinsukia town (VKV Tinsukia), a prize-money Mini-marathon with 114 participants (VKV Baragolai), a Mini-marathon & a Prabhat Ferry (VKV, Doyang), talks by eminent personalities from different fields VKV, Ramnagar, Silchar, Samuhik Surya Namaskar (VKV, Umrangso), a procession involving students of different colleges of Nalbari district (VKV, Nalbari), speeches delivered by parents and social workers in Morning Assembly on 'India's Achievements in Different Fields' & a grand rally of a thousand people on National Youth Day (VKV, Dibrugarh).

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Teacher's Educational Tour 2012

Training and resources for Activity Based Learning

6th-12th January 2012; Tamilnadu, Travellers: 15

A 15-member team of teachers and parents led by Su.M.S. Lalita, Joint Secretary, VKSPV visited Kottur (Pollachi) at Tamilnadu to receive training in Activity Based Learning (ABL). Sri M.P. Vijaykumar, Retd. IAS & former Director of Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan, Tamilnadu with a few resource persons guided the participants. ABL has been adopted in some parts of India as an innovative learner-centric methodology that enables a learner to develop at his or her own learning pace, ability, skills, interest and aptitude. 'Learning Ladders' and 'ABL Cards' are two unique means to this end.

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