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