Saturday, 24 August 2013

A Brief Report Of Teacher’s Orientation Camp

We have started our camp from 22/08/13 with introduction round in the presence of Kamlakant Sir (R.A.O) and P.J.Bramhachary Sir (Principal, V.K.V. Umrangso).

Following are some of the responsibilities handled by different teachers in this camp:-

D.K. Malviya  – Camp Incharge.       Abha Sharma - Geet abhyas.

Gurudev Koli – Yoga,Game               Mamoni Devi - Bhajan sandhya.

Dulu Das - Shakshi Vinayak.

There were 12 participants/ members in this camp. This camp was specially meant for new teachers who have recently joined in this organization and two didi’s  have joined from V.K.V. Jirikinding namely Sika didi and Sarita didi.

Timing of different activities are as follows:-

During working hours-

 3:00 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. à Practice of songs/ bhajans/ mantra’s and                                             explanation of mantra’s.

6:00 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. à Bhajan sandhya/ prerana se punarutthan session / story telling session from the life of Swami Vivekananda/ games session.

During Sunday’s/ Holiday’s:

5:00 a.m. to 6:00 a.m. à Yoga Session.

10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. à Bhaudhik Satra/ Practice of patriotic songs and bhajans.

4:15 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. à Workshop (use of teaching aids/ lectures by senior teachers on different topics)

6:00 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. à Bhajan sandhya/ Prerana se punarutthan session / story telling session from the life of Swami Vivekananda/ games session.

Now I would like to highlight the daily routine that took place during this camp:-

Every evening we had bhajan sandhya, Games session, Story telling session from the life of swami Vivekananda. Atma Avalokan session where we have summarized all the activities of day long.

Apart from above mentioned activities we also had the session of patriotic song and bhajan practice, pronunciation & meaning of different mantra’s, and Bhaudhik Satra. We also had two yoga session specially on Sunday from 5:00 a.m. to 6:00 a.m.

Particularly on Bhaudhik Satra we had a discussion on the topics like “activities for further development of Vivekananda Kendra”, “what are the other ways to serve the society through Vivekananda Kendra” and “as a V.K.V. teacher what shall we do to fulfill the expectation of the society”.

And some of our senior teacher’s although they were not the part of this camp directly but they have come and shared their valuable words on the topics like :-

Importance of celebration and observation in Vidyalaya’s.(by Sri K. Kochiary)

Ideal teacher with reference to Vivekananda Kendra. (by Sri P.J.Bramhachary )

Micro teaching on the subject Mathematics. (by Sri Biplop Chakraborty)

Objectives and importance of project work. (by Sri S.Purkayastha )

Vivekananda Kendra and its activities. (by Sri D.K.Malviya )

Use of teaching aids in primary section. (by Mamoni didi)

Such kind of camp helps us to develop our mind in spiritual way and we could also learn many teaching techniques. This camp also helps to explore our mind in a wide way to think more about this organization and dedicate ourselves to the best for this Kendra in a fruitful way.  This is all about camp report. Thank you.

Saturday, 3 August 2013

Science Workshop In Barpeta

On 1st August 2013 at around 1 pm our Regional Administrative Officer, Shri Kamalakant Baliarsingha sir rang me and informed that in Barpeta one science workshop had been arranged on 3rd August and I need to take the initiative for the same. I was very much delighted with the news but on the other hand I was deeply worried too, regarding the less time left  for the workshop day. In the evening Priyanka didi  of Vivekananda Kendra narrated everything to me, regarding the time and venue of the workshop. She also made me under stood that this was the part of Sardha Sati  Samaroh, and only the students of Sankardev Vidya Niketan would remain present.

Next day shri Suvan Sett Sir Administrative coordinator, told me the name of the teacher who would help me in conducting the workshop in Barpeta.

On 3rd August 2013 I started for Barpeta at 6.30am, I was accompanied by Bandana Kalita  Ast. Teacher VKV-Suklai.  Barpeta is 90km from Guwahati so by bus it takes around 3hrs. When we reached Sankardev vidya niketan, we found all were waiting eagerly for us. Shri Gunajit Kalita, Pradhan Acharya(principal) of the school gave us a warm welcome. Sankardev vidya niketan is situated at Galia Hati in Barpeta. The school has a student strength of 1150 and teaching staff 60. The school has classes upto class X and has 10 science teachers to teach science.

We started the workshop at around 10.30am and continued up till 1.30pm. During the period 23 experiments / activities were demonstrated. Pradhan Acharya selected class IX for the workshop. Class IX of the school has a strength of 60, but on workshop day some of the students remained absent. Six science teachers who are taking higher classes remained along with us during the workshop.

Students were found to be completely involved when workshop was going on. As the students number  was more so all the activities/experiments they were not able to perform of their own, but some they did and while finding out the result of those activities/experiments the joy and happiness was reflected in their face. Out of 23 experiments some are as follows:

@ Conduction of electricity through Potato

@ Conduction of electricity through lemon

@ Formation of Bio Plastic

@ Suspenseful Egg

@ Fire extinguisher

@ De calcification experiment etc.

After completing the experiments some of the students asked few questions.

School authority as well as science teachers showed lot of interest for the workshop. All of them remained busy for making the arrangement as well as getting the required materials for the workshop. Hearty thanks to all of them.

After completing everything we boarded the bus for Guwahati at 3pm and reached Guwahati at 6pm

Thus it was a meaningful day for me and science curiosity day for the students.