Saturday 12 September 2020

Universal Brotherhood Day Program at Tinsukia

Universal Brotherhood Day was celebrated on 11th September 2020 by Vivekananda Kendra Medical Centre, Laipuli, Tinsukia and Vivekananda Kendra Arun Jyoti, Arunachal Pradesh at Vivekananda Kendra Vidyalaya, Laipuli, Tinsukia, Assam. The program started with Three Omkara and Santi Path. Sada Vivekanandamayam song was presented by Kum. Purnima. Dr. Debashis Dey Adhikary explained about the significance of the day. He even mentioned about the completion of 50 years of Vivekananda Rock Memorial at Kanyakumari. Sri Guru Charan Das, Principal, VKV, Laipuli shared the details about Universal Brotherhood Day. Then various points mentioned in the letter sent by Ma. Nivedita Didi from Kanyakumari was discussed and Sri Sagar Lad initiated it. Then we discussed various VK activities of our projects during pandemic. DR.B.Roy, Sri Guru Charan Das, Kum. Purnima and Gagan Majumder shared their experiences about medical, academic and relief works during this extra ordinary situation.

Sri Ram Gopal Agarwalla and Sri Samiran Bose, both are members of our Vidyalaya Management Committee also present during the program. A total 18 people participated and physical distancing and other Covid 19 protocols were strictly maintained during the program. The program was concluded with Santi Mantra.

Tuesday 14 July 2020

Basic Health Camps and Ration distribution by Vivekananda Kendra Arun Jyoti

Due to the current Covid 19 situation and travel restrictions, the Mobile Medical Unit of Vivekananda Kendra Arun Jyoti had to suspend its regular medical activities in Arunachal Pradesh from last three months. As monsoon has already started, seasonal diseases like flu, fever, common cold, diarrhea, dysentery and fungal infections of skin are rising.  To respond this situation, our Swasthya Seva Manch team decided to conduct a few basic health camps in some remote villages of Kantang and Khimiyong circles of Changlang district. We sent some basic medicines to them and four villages were selected for camps. Our Health Workers, Sri Holang Wangrey, Sri Thampu Tangha, Sri Thungsam Tangha and Sri Repu Rekhung conducted four camps at Chingsa, Sohelaktong, Yanman and Makantong from 9th to 12th July. Heavy rainfall and landslide in some places made their task very difficult but they successfully reached to all the villages and conducted the camps. A total 180 villagers were treated during the camps. To give maximum benefits to the villagers, out team had done tele consultation for the first time. Through video calling, our health workers contacted our Doctor and he advised what medicines should be prescribed to patients, who were seriously ill. . It was a new experience for the team. Along with the basic health camp our team educated the villagers about the outbreak of Corona virus and preventive measures .Similarly the Health Worker team of Wakka circle of Longding districts is also conducting basic health camps in their areas. Few weeks back, we sent some basic medicines to Lazu circle also and our team conducted such camps at Pongkong, Longliang and Lazu villages.

Meanwhile, under our Project Poshan (A nutritional Initiative by Vivekananda Kendra Arun Jyoti and IDRF, USA) program, like previous month, our team distributed 5 k.g. rice to 510 children in the month of June 2020. The beneficiaries were from Pongkong, Longliang, Raho and Lazu villages of Tirap district and Khanu and Wakka villages of Longding district. This occasion, our team called the parents and handed over the rice bag to their hands.

 We received the information that 31 families of Sanliam village of Lazu circle are in great difficulty because of current situation and our team distributed 5 k.g. of rice to every family. Sri Jenlong Sapong of Lazu area and Sri Saikhang Sir of Wakka area took the whole responsibility for smooth distribution of rice. All the Karyakartas were involved.       

Monday 6 July 2020

Guru Purmina observation by VK Medical Centre, Tinsukia

The Vivekananda Kendra Medical Centre, Laipuli, Tinsukia observed Guru Purnima on 5th July 2020. The program was attended by the Karyakartas of VK Medical Centre, VK Arun Jyoti and Principal of VKV, Tinsukia. Total participants were 12. Because of current covid 19 situation, physical distancing was maintained during the program.

The program started with Three Omkar and Guru Stotra and followed by Guru Bhajan. Dr. Debashis Dey Adhikary explained the significance of Guru Purnima and why Vivekananda Kendra worshipped Omkar as our GURU. Sri Surendra Kulkarni read out the latter of Ma. Nivedita Bhide Didi about Guru Purnima. Sri Guru Charan Das, Principal, VKV, Tinsukia enlightened the members about the Guru parampara of Bharat. After the discussion, meditation was done for few minutes and finally the program was concluded with Kendra Prarthana. 

Monday 2 March 2020

Free Eye Screening Camp in Longding District

Vivekananda Kendra Arun Jyoti Arunachal Pradesh conducted a free eye screening camp at Longding district in association with Longding District Administration and VKV Alumni Association, Longding Unit from 27th February to 1st March 2020. The camp was held at CHC, Longding from 27th to 29th February and at VK Vocational Training Centre, Wakka on 1st March. During this four day camp, 227 eye patients from most of the remote villages of Longding district were examined by Dr. Udayan Dixit, a renowned Ophthalmologist from Pune for various eye diseases. More than 125 pairs of spectacles were distributed free of cost. A total 12 patients were diagnosed with cataracts. The rest were treated with eye medicines. A few patients were referred to higher centers.  
     The camp was formally inaugurated by Chesta Yadav, IAS, Deputy Commissioner of Longding on 27th February.During her brief speech, she appreciated the initiative of Vivekananda Kendra Arun Jyoti in the field of rural health services and assured all possible help in future also. The Doctor and his team were felicitated and Dr.Wangnai Wangsu ,MO i/c introduced the team. Dr. Udayan Dixit praised the efforts put in by VKAJ for the camp arrangement and shown his willingness to come again to this remote part of our country to serve the poor and needy.
The camp was very successful as Dr.Dixit bought some special equipment to examine eyes of the patients. It is heartening to know that he purchased a portable auto refractometer for our outreach camps. With the help of this new machine, he could examine more patients per camp with cent percent accuracy.       

Saturday 11 January 2020

Reaching to the unreached: A True Story

In the month of June 2019, we the Swasthya Seva Team of Vivekananda Kendra Arun Jyoti Arunachal Pradesh was on our monthly visit to Wakka circle of Longding district. Suddenly we got to know that one young boy from Wakka village is seriously ill and his father Sri Onggang Gangsa, a Panchayat Samiti Member and well-wisher of Vivekananda Kendra desperately wanted to meet us to get some guidance from us. We went to his house at Wakka village and he told us that his son Sri Gangsom Gangsa is seriously ill and they bought him to Dibrugarh for treatment. They stayed in Dibrugarh for two weeks and did several tests and Doctors told that he is suffering from gastric ulcer and given him medicines. They went back to Wakka but his condition was deteriorating. The villagers also told us that the boy will not survive as he was sinking every day. We went to see the boy. We had seen that his belly is swollen and he become very thin. With a great difficulty, he told us about his discomforts. We checked all his investigation reports and found that along with gastric ulcer, he was suffering from abdominal tuberculosis also. The Doctors from Dibrugarh might had explained this to them but some miscommunication was there. We took photographs of the boy and his investigation reports and next day met the District Tuberculosis Officer of Tirap, Dr.Jayanti Thingnok. She took the case very seriously and told us to bring the boy immediately to District Hospital, Khonsa. She even instructed Dr. P.R. Rakshit of District Hospital, Khonsa to start immediate treatment as soon as the boy reaches Khonsa. We informed accordingly and next day they arrived at Khonsa and he was admitted in the hospital and treatment started for tuberculosis. Fortunately, he started responding to treatments. After six months of intensified treatment, he completely got cured. On 31st December 2019, he was discharged and returned to Wakka. During his whole course of treatment, we were in regular touch with his father. After his discharge, his father informed us and thanked whole heartedly for the efforts we put in.
On 9th January 2020, we again visited the house of Sri Onggang Gangsa and to our surprise; Sri Gangsom Gangsa came out from their hut to welcome us. We were surprised to see him. Is this the same boy, we met six months earlier? He was so happy to see us and it was an emotional moment for all of us.
We thank everyone, who helped the young boy to get back his healthy self. May he be blessed with a happy and healthy life.