Wednesday, 18 February 2015

Free Operation Camp: a brief report

The Free Operation Camp organized by Vivekananda Kendra Arun Jyoti in association with Department of Health and Family Welfare, Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh and Remote Area Medical, Knoxville,USA concluded successfully on 14th February 2015. A team of nine NRI Doctors participated in the camp, which was inaugurated on 9th February 2015 by the Deputy Commissioner of Changlang, Mrs. Chanchal Yadav.
The team conducted 68 major and minor surgeries successfully during the camp. 132 endoscopies were done by NRI Gastroenterologist free of cost. A total 401 outpatients were examined by the NRI doctors and medicines were given accordingly. Patients from Changlang, Tirap and Lohit district came in large numbers to avail the opportunity.
To make this endeavor a success, various segments of society came forward with their whole hearted participation like the Medical authority and staffs of District Hospital,Changlang, District Administration, Local MLAs and other local organizations. It has to be mentioned here that our well wishers from far off places like Gujarat also helped us by sending medicines that were used in the camp.
The participation of the local people during the camp was overwhelming. The youth wing of Rangfraa Faith Promotion Society (RFPS) provided volunteers, who worked day and night to make the camp successful.
It is to be mentioned that this was the ninth yearly operation camp by the Remote Area Medical Volunteers and till date we operated more than 400 poor and needy patients of Arunachal Pradesh and Assam. The faith that the people have on the smooth conduction and transparency of the camp inspired the whole team and encouraged the NRI team to visit and serve here time and again.   

Monday, 9 February 2015

Special postal cover on Ma. Eknathji JanmaShati Parva

A special postal cover brought out by the Department of Posts to mark the centenary celebrations of Ekanath Ranade, founder of Vivekananda Rock Memorial and Vivekananda Kendra, was released here on Friday.
Anjali Devasher, Chairperson, Investment Board and Postal Service Board, released the special cover at a function held in Vivekananda Kendra Auditorium.
Ms. Anjali Devasher said that the special postal cover on Eknath Ranade was released to honour a great leader by the Department of Posts.
My Stamp was released by T. Murthy, Chief Postmaster General, Tamil Nadu Circle.
D. Bhanudas, general secretary, Vivekananda Kendra, received the special postal cover and My Stamp. A. Balakrishnan, vice-president, Vivekananda Kendra, presided. J. Charukesi, Postmaster General, South Zone, and office-bearers of Vivekananda Kendra attended the function.
Prior to the release of special postal cover and stamp, a short film on Eknath Ranade was screened at the auditorium.
P. Krishnaswami, Administrative Officer, welcomed the gathering and M. Hanumantarao, treasurer, proposed a vote of thanks.

Tuesday, 3 February 2015


Tuting Gangging Dance Group and Sibum Gangging Drama Group are the winners of the Traditional Dance and Drama competition at Yingkiong
As a next level for the winners of circle level, District Level Traditional Dance and Drama Competition was organized at Yingkiong, the headquarter of Upper Siang District of Arunachal Pradesh, along with the National Youth Day on 12th January 2015.
Shri Nobang Borang, Ex-ZPM, Chief guest of the programme highlighted on the education system, also with the effect of western culture on our youth and to maintain the identity of our culture. He also encouraged the indigenous faith and belief, which is the motto of this celebration. He appreciated the work of Vivekananda Kendra for the upliftment of our tradition and culture. Shri N. Nitik ZPM-Tuting, Guest of honour warn that as ours is an oral tradition, no written form is there, it is vulnerable to be extinct someday.

Shri Sanjeeb Kar, Teacher, VKV Yingkiong welcomed all after the lightening the lamp by chief guest along with invocation prayer. Shri Ambuj Thakur, highlighted about the importance of the National Youth Day. He narrated about the life history of Swami Vivekananda. Shri Taba Tatup, Prant Karyalaya Pramukh, Vivekananda Kendra, highlighted about the yearlong celebration of Mananeeya Eknathji Janma Shati Parwa and the objective of Traditional Dance and Drama Competition and the works of Vivekananda Kendra in Arunachal Pradesh. He emphasized on preservation of the rich traditions and culture of our tribes. Accordingly, by practicing, promoting, and protecting one can preserve one’s own traditions and culture.
Four Dance groups and three Drama groups of participants performed after a patriotic song and a dance performance by the VKV Yinkiong students. The judges pannel was inclusive of Shri Rupir Boli, District convener, Shri Oyem Kartek and Shri Durik Apang, personalities having a very deep knowledge of their tradition and culture.
Shri Nandalal Sharma, gave the vote of thanks. Shri Ashis Srivastav, coordinated the day long programme

Saturday, 31 January 2015


To celebrate year long programme of Mananeeya Eknathji Janma Shati Parwa,Circle level Traditional Dance and Drama Competition was conducted on 31.12.2014 with the celebration of Donyi Polo Day in Mini Stadium, Liromoba.
All the five participant groups performed with according to the rules and regulations only. Total 132 youths were involved as participants. These groups were named as Vivekananda group, Eknathji group, Talom Rukbo group, Donyi Polo group, and Bopu youth group.
On this auspicious occasion Su. Priyanka Gupta, Siang Vibhag Sanghatak Vivekananda Kendra, Pasighat deliverd a very significant lecture. She told that everyone must know about Mananeeya Eknathji Ranade, who is the founder of Vivekananda Kendra and his vision to open the schools and also interest to work in the North Eastern Region.
A great competition was successfully conducted by the circle level team at Liromoba.

Tuesday, 27 January 2015

Traditional Dance and Drama Competition in Arunachal Pradesh

Vivekananda Kendra, Arunachal Pradesh organized “Traditional Dance and Drama” competition on the occasion of Mananeeya Eknathji Janma Shati Parva and Samarth Bharat Parva. We touched 57 circles and 12 districts out of 120 circles and 18 districts of Arunachal Pradesh. More the 192 teams and 2500 youths participated from 25 December 2014 to 12 January 2015 were circle level and district level competition was conducted.  We formed the 45 committees for that purpose.
Theme of competition is
1) Deepening the root broadening the vision
2) Change & continuity
3) Sociocultural Challenges and response in modern context
The impact of this program
  • Through this program we could reach and contact around 80 circle of Arunachal
  • New sampark is developed specially with the judges, participants and the  members of indigenous organizations 
  • Our old karyakartas get activated
  • Through drama mainly cultural, educational and health awareness is created
  • The competition was totally based on traditional music instrument, traditional song with Traditional Attire and local dialect.
  • No recorded song & no electronic gadgets were used.
The 1st December to 30th December “Indigenous month” was declared by the Indigenous Faith and Culture Society of Arunachal Pradesh (IFCSAP) to engage the indigenous people for Shakti pradarshan and Shakti samvardhan. “Traditional Dance and Drama” competition doubled the enthusiasm of our people and karyakartas and   gave a great impact on the Arunachlee society that almost a month the cultural atmosphere was created and it gave the confidence and a festive mood to all indigenous people.
Very enthusiastically people participated from the border area of china and Myanmar like tuting circle of upper siang district, chaglagam circle of anjow district, khimiyong circles of changlang district, lajo circle of tirap dictrict and ponchoo circle of longding district.
At Chagalgam an elderly person of mishmi community after listening the life and message of Eknathji he not only makes a song on Eknathji in mishmi dialect but also sang in front of all the public.
At manmow, a remote circle head quarter, people participated beyond our expectation. It is Christian and militant dominated circle but villagers practiced well and demonstrated traditional drama in which priest chanting and rituals were also there. It inspired us and gave a motivation that there is a spark in their core of heart for Culture and faith.
Chimpu area near to itanagar the state capital also dominated by Christian population when our karyakarta contacted there was no response because all were busy in the preparation of Charismas. After pushing 2nd time and seeing the publicity through posters they saw the prize money they got attracted and leaving there church activity they started practicing the Traditional Dance and Drama with full involvement.
Many samiti members took the responsibility and work hard to organize the Traditional Dance and Drama in their respective circle. The convener of Yingkiong Sri Ropir Bole took the responsibility for tuting circle the remotest area. He nicely conducted the competition and brought the toppers to participate in district level.

Wednesday, 21 January 2015


As part of Eknathji’s 100th Birth Anniversary celebration, a Traditional Drama and a Traditional Dance competition were held in the premises of VKV  NEEPCO Yazali on 5th January 2015. Mananeeya Eknathji Ranade, the true follower of Swami Vivekananda founded VKVs across Arunachal Pradesh to illuminate this remotest part of India with education. Being a serious devotee of Swamiji, Eknathji Ranade had his dream to liven up the cultural roots of different peoples, living in our country and give her a bold and proud identity in the eyes of the world. Traditional Drama and Dance competitions which are being held at different locations in the state, in connection with Eknathji’s Birth Centenary celebration, is the untiring effort by his disciples to make that great man’s dream come true.
Gaonburah Sri Tao Tebiji and Chairperson Smt. Nibia Pomin along with other enthusiastic villagers came forward to help in organizing the competitions. It was a promising sight to see the packed crowd in the school assembly ground to witness the competitions and encourage the competitors. In Drama competition Billo Village bore away the first prize with a cash Rs. 5000.00 Poosa Village and Chullyu Village respectively stood second and third in the competitions winning Rs. 3000.00 and Rs 2000.00 In Dance competition also Billo village stood first and Poosa village stood second. The third position was occupied by Pitapool Colony. The same amount of money was given as prizes as in Drama competition.
The first prize winner Billo Village enacted a purely traditional ritual which is done to ward off evil spirits from the village which are believed to cause diseases to the villagers. Poosa village staged a drama enacting how a girl is taken away by force for marriage. Chuliiyu village showed in their drama how some villagers are ignorant of the importance of education for their children.
Sri Tania Taji, Senior manager, RHEP. NEEPCO Yazali was invited as the chief guest to witness the competitions. The President of Nyishi Society Sri Bengia Tolumji graced the occasion as one of the judges in the competitions.The  two other judges were Sri Chukhu Kochiji, Principal, Secondary School, Pitapool and Sri Dakken Karlo, Senior Accountant, RHEP, NEEPCO, Yazali. The distinguished persons lauded the effort made by VKV NEEPCO Yazali in its endeavour to promote traditional culture.


The Circle Level TRADITIONAL DANCE & DRAMA COMPETITION was held at CALSOM Hall by Vivekananda Kendra, Tezu, Arunachal Prant as a part of the yearlong celebration of Mananeeya Eknathji Janma Shati Parva.
The Programme had 10 teams participation. The special guests for the programme were Shri Promso Marap Vice-Principal Govt. Hr. Sec. School Tezu and Shri Boklelum Tega Chairman CALSOM. There was other investees and few parents.
The programme started with invocation by special guests. Smti. Sailu Billai VKV Principal & Co-coordinator MEJSP Tezu welcomed the guest and other dignitaries. The judges for the competition were Shri Agramso Kri, Smti. Y. Tamblu and Shri Soloi Ngadong.
Pomliang village team was 1st and Tafrogam village 2nd in Traditional dance competition Tafragam village got 1st in Drama Competition. The first teams will be taking part at the district level competition on 12th January 2015. During this program Speech was given by Smti Saili Billai highlighting the life history of Eknathji, He was instrumental in establishing several Vivekananda Kendra works in the remote part of Arunachal Pradesh to impart the qualitative education, like VKV, VKAJ.
Shri Promso Marap distributed the prize to the winning team and Shri Kruleso Ngadong, Nagar Pramukh Vivekananda Kendra Tezu extended the vote of thanks.