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Thursday, April 26, 2018

Atma Vikas Shibir ( Narendra) - Day 2

Day 2 activities included, patriotic songs, craft work which involved doll making using old newspaper, games, yoga and lots of fun...

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Atma Vikas Shibir ( Narendra) - Day 1

A  seven days Atma-Vikas Shibir for classes 7th. 8th  and 9th class students, was conducted at Anandadham from 25th April to 1st May. 24 students from different schools in and around Kodungallur, registered their names.Mananeeya Lakshmi Didi inaugurated the Shibir, with the lighting of the lamp on 25th morning.

The theme of the camp was ' storytelling and its experience'. The daily schedule of the camp was from 9a.m to 5.15 p.m,  which included Vedic chants, patriotic songs in Hindi and Malayalam, one theory session, yoga, creativity and Krida yoga. There were 8 people in the organizing team.

The students were grouped into four, each group having a group leader from the organizing team. Daily duties were allotted to each group so that the camp could run smoothly and the students could get the experience of or  Shramanubhav with full responsibility.

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Ramayana Sapthaham

The week long Sapthaham  started as planned, by 10 am with Ma. Lakshmi Didi's opening words. This year for the first time we are having the Ramayana Sapthaham  unlike the usual  Bhagavatha Sapthaham.

Following Didi's words Swamiji Ayyapadas who was the Secretary of Kshetra Samrakshana Samithi, addressed the gathering and highlighted upon the need of the hour to gather, understand and consolidate our samskaras and the perpetual wisdom from our puranas and granthas.

The Sapthaham formally got to a start with Sri. A K B Nair, Yagna Acharayan accepting a copy of the Ramayana from Swamiji  Ayyappadas. 

Aramana Karat Balagangadharan Nair popularly known as  Sri. A. K. B. Nair is a renowned scholar and the first Acharya to introduce the concept of Ramayana Sapthaham. Smt. Anandavally Angepat  wife of Sri. Nair will assist in the rendering of Ramayanam.  Sri O. C. Govindan Nambuthiri  will perform the Puja.

The bronze idols of Sri Rama and Lakshmana were kept at the Ganapathi Temple awaiting the auspicious time when the idols would be carried to the yagna vedi.

Around 12 noon it was time for the agamanam of Sri Rama and Lakshmana to the yagna vedi. With the rendering of nadaswaram in the background and chantings of Hare Rama,  and led by Ma. Lakshmi Didi the small group with lighted diyas and thalam welcomed and accompanied Lord Rama and Lakshmana to the yagna vedi.

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Atma Vikas Shibir at Kovilakath Dharma Sabha

With the start of Summer Vacation, there is demand from a different organization in and around Kodungallur, for PDCs or Atma-Vikas Shibirs to be conducted by Vivekananda Kendra.
From 2nd April to 4th April a three-days non-residential Shibir was conducted in the Tripurasundari temple premises of Kovilakath Dharma Sabha, Edavilangu. Shibir started from 9 a.m.46 children from classes III to class X registered. Smt Padmaja, Yoga Varga member, conducted the Shibir. Sri Tarun from Mysore Kendra center and Kum.Drishya and Kum Anushree ( SamskarVarga leaders) together conducted games and Yoga classes.Professor Vijayalakshmi, a regular visitor of Swadhyaya class conducted the crafts class. Smt Padmaja told them stories on 'confidence ' and 'concentration' from the life of Swamiji and from Mahabharata. YCC students Smt Suja and Smt Sajitha spoke to the children on Personality development and  Indian Culture, on the first two days of the camp. On the concluding day, there was a drama competition based on the stories told in the last two days and a quiz on all the different things they had learned in the camp.
Mananeeya Lakshmi Didi and Smt Simji Ajithan(Ward Counceller) were invited as guests for the concluding function. The children put up a short sweet programme.Tokens of appreciation were given to each child by Didi.