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VKNARDEP this September 2016 Newsletter

Albert Einstein has talked in his own style of real liberation.

Rameshwaram goes Green

Green Rameshwaram” is an initiative of Vivekananda Kendra under its Natural Resources Development Project (NARDEP) activities. As a catalytic agent, Vivekananda Kendra has brought the stakeholders together through networking to join hands in this transformation. It reinforces the belief that true development happens only when it is holistic and sustainable.

VKIC Annual Report 2015-16

Another year has passed, and we at VKIC continue our mission of protecting and promoting the ancient wisdom and traditions of North East India. The evaluation of the activities possibly lies not in the size and shape of them, but in identification of the core value within them.

In the midst of the rush for dissecting the differences amongst the communities, in their attire and food, minor variations in the rites and rituals, the job and mission of exploring the core unity is a challenging task. VKIC is committed to this cause.

From Population to Invincible Tyrant

The sufi mystic Ibn-al-Arabi wrote that God is essentially in all things.

Dreams in the plant,
Stirs in the animal,
And awakens in man”

Green Rameswaram

Lyton K.Caldwell an American political scientist as well as principal Architect of the 1969 National Environmental Policy Act, the first of its kind in the world writes:

“The environmental crisis is an outward manifestation of a crisis of mind and spirit. There could be no greater misconception of its meaning than to believe it to be concerned only with endangered wildlife, man-made ugliness, and pollution. These are part of it, but more importantly, the crisis is concerned with the kind of creature that man is and what we must become in order to survive”.

Junior Fellowships to do empirical studies areas of Culture and Development of Northeast India

Vivekananda Kendra Institute of Culture, Guwahati is offering a few Junior Fellowships to do empirical studies in the areas of Culture and Development of Northeast India. 

Selected applicants will have to work under supervision of assigned supervisors, get involved in academic activities of the Institute and produce a publishable work. The duration of the fellowship is six months. Each fellowship carries an amount of Rs. 15,000/ per month.     

From Renewable Energy to Friendly Imperialism

27th July, 2016 was the first death anniversary of Dr.A.P.J.Abdul Kalam. In his poems “Phoenix of Life” he writes

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