Saturday 19 August 2023

Free Multi Specialty Medical Camp by VK Arun Jyoti

A Free Multi Specialty Medical Camp was organized by Vivekananda Kendra Arun Jyoti Arunachal Pradesh on 28th May 2023 at Govt. Secondary School, Yealiang, Sunpura, Dist- Lohit in association with Rotary Club Tinsukia, The Mishmi Takin Riders and VKV Alumni Association Lohit and Anjaw Chapter. Dr. Rashmita Upadhayay(Medicine Specialists), Dr. Neena Dey Das(Child Specialist), Dr. Swaraj Bhattacharya(Eye Specialist) ,Dr. Harshit Bakulsaria(Dental Surgeon) and Dr. Snehil Bakulsaria(Skin specialist) from Rotary Club Tinsukia and the mobile medical unit of VK Arun Jyoti rendered their valuable services to 242 patients of greater Sunpura area. Free medicines were given to all the patients. Few pairs of reading glasses were provided to some elderly eye patients. 

The volunteers of Rotary Club, The Mishmi Takin Riders and VKV Alumni Association Lohit and Anjaw Chapter assisted the whole day camp to make it a successful one. The local administration had given wide publicity for the program. The ZPM of Sunpura, Smt. Angen Chaitom arranged the lunch and refreshment for the medical and volunteer team.  


Guru Purnima celebrated at Roing Arunachal Pradesh

Vivekananda Kendra Arun Jyoati, Roing branch organized Guru Purnima on 2nd July 2023 at Donyi Polo Ganggin Roing along with the prayer centre members, public and VKAJ Roing Nagar Samiti Karyakartas.  A total of 50 were participated in the programme.

The program began by the Ganggin prayer and then welcome address by Sri Yashik (Siang Vibhag Sampark Pramukh) and Shri Ashok Atale ji, Jeevanvarti Karyakarta gave a brief Introduction about Karyakartas and  Vivekananda Kendra its work.

The main objective of the celebration was to felicitate our unsung priests of the communities of Lower Dibang Valley, hence a priest of Idu Mishmi community, Shri Risha Miso and a priest from the Adi community, Smt. Toni Jini was Felicitated and speech on importance of the day by Sri Kruleso Ngadong, Lohit Vibhag Pramukh behalf of the VKAJ, Roing Nagar to acknowledge and appreciate their contribution and service to the society.

Vote of thanks was given by Smt. Bengia Sumila Linggi, Nagar Pramukh Roing, the program was concluded followed by prayer.

The Power of Mind Book Launch at Tezu


Vivekananda Kendra Kanyakumari, Arunachal Prant, Vivekananda Kendra Arunjyoti, Tezu launched the book titled 'The Power of Mind’, a compilation by Vivekananda Kendra. The book launch event took place at Government Higher Secondary School, Tezu-II, on 16th August 2023, as part of the Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav celebration.   

The book was launched by Sri. Hage Hassang, the Principal of Govt. Hr. Sec. School Tezu – II, who graced the occasion as the Chief Guest. In his address, he encouraged the students to delve into the contents of the book and acquaint themselves with the stories of remarkable freedom fighters from the North East. He fervently shared his hope that by learning about these inspiring figures, the students would be motivated to contribute to the progress and well-being of our nation in their most meaningful ways.

Sri. Champak Kakati, Principal of VKV Tezu, conveyed the importance of Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav. He underscored that the youth holds the nation's future, and their capable leadership will drive its development.

During the program, Sri. Ashok Atale, Lohit Vibhag Sangathak of Vivekananda Kendra, delivered a speech. He illuminated the contents of the book ‘The Power of Mind’, providing valuable insights to all those present.

The book inauguration took place in the presence of Class XI and XII students of the school, a total of around 95 participants.

The event was graced by the presence of Smt. Ibulu Tayang, Vyavastha Pramukh of VKAJ Tezu, and Sri Rominso Mam, Lohit Vibhag Karyapaddhati Pramukh.

The program concluded with a vote of thanks delivered by Smti. Sailu Bellai, Nagar Sanchalak of VKAJ Tezu.

Tuesday 27 June 2023

A wonderful experience by Doctor

This is a real life story of a little angel, Kumari Chansu Pangtha, now eight years old. She lives in a very remote village near Kharsang town.

The name of her village is Namchik Hawi inhabited by a very small sub-tribe of Tangsa i.e. Hawi. The villagers are very poor and less educated. I saw her for the first time in November 2020, when I attended Rangfraa Day celebration in their village. I saw a little girl walking, rather limping, with the help of a stick. I thought that she was playing with her friends like this. After the program was over, I asked someone about her and he told me that few months ago she injured herself by falling from her Chang Ghar. After that incident, she can’t walk properly. I enquired if she got any medical treatment and was answered negatively. I immediately called her mother and examined the child. I found some swelling near her right hip joint and she felt pain when I pressed that area. I told her mother to take her to the nearby hospital for a hip joint x-ray and inform me afterwards. I requested our well wishers to do the follow up and keep in touch with me. After a few days, they send me the x-ray report. I discussed the case with some of my Orthopedic friends and they told me that without clinical examination it is difficult to diagnose. By that time the second wave of Corona started and it became really difficult to bring her out for diagnosis and treatment. So, I contacted Dr. Sunil Godbole, one renowned orthopedic surgeon from Nashik and shared her x-ray reports. He told me to share some of her videos so that he could get some idea. I went to her village and took some videos and shared with Dr. Godbole Sir. He told me that it is not a fracture or dislocation case and thorough investigation is needed to find out the cause. The nearest higher centre is Assam Medical College, Dibrugarh but due to Corona, they didn’t want to come. We tried to convince them but suddenly her father died of TB. During that period Missionaries of Charity people came to their village for medical camp and they also noticed her. They wanted to provide her medical help but the villagers told that as Vivekananda Kendra Medical Team is looking after the case, they should contact us. Felix Anthony, the Father of the Miao church contacted me and had expressed his wish to bring her to Dibrugarh. He requested that we should take initiative to admit her in Hospital as the family and the villagers are close and comfortable with us. I contacted Dr. Hemanta Kumar Dutta, HOD of Pediatric Surgery Department and Dr. Kinkar Mahanta, Associate Professor, of Pediatric Surgery Department and fixed an appointment. The child was shifted to Dibruagarh in an ambulance and she was admitted. After thorough investigation, she was diagnosed with bone TB. The treatment started immediately and she started responding. Two of our Karyakartas, Sri Songe Pangtha and Sri W.Mandok stayed with her for one month. We were in touch with them for the entire period and ensured that there shouldn’t be any problem. Some of my local contacts of Dibrugarh Medical College helped a lot during that period. After one month, she was discharged but she had to continue her treatment for eight more months. We provided her nutritional supplements during her treatment period. I was in a regular contact with them to know her progress and met her a few occasions when I visited her village. She was recovering fast. 

I was so glad to meet her yesterday i.e. 23rd June 2023 when I was in her village for a medical camp. Now she can walk without any support. She is growing and glowing, playing with her friends and going to primary school regularly. May God bless her.

Dr. Debashis Dey Adhikary
SSM Pramukh
VK Arun Jyoti, Arunachal Pradesh