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Butterfly Metamphor and Sustainable Development

Greetings from Vivekananda Kendra - nardep!

Butterfly Metamphor and Sustainable DevelopmentThis month newsletter brings you a view on how the actual change in the society towards sustainable development takes place. Evolutionary Biologist Elisabet Sahtouris explains this through the metaphor of how a butterfly emerges from the caterpillar. This is an excerpt from her famous book "Earth Dance".

Vivek Bhanu - 2012 at VKV Kanyakumari

Vivekananda Kendra Vidyalaya, Kanyakumari celebrated the 150th Birthday of Swami VivekanandaVivekananda Kendra Vivekananda Kendra Vidyalaya, Kanyakumari celebrated the 150th Birthday of Swami Vivekananda in a tremendous manner. Our school, organized Viveka Bhanu- 2012 a Mega Suryanamaskar program- on 28th January 2012 in District level for the youth of today, to keep the body & mind healthy- under the magic spell of Swami Vivekananda’s message, “We want that education by which character is formed, strength of mind is increased, the intellect is expanded & by which one can stand on one’s own feet.”

Republic Day Celebration at VKV Kanyakumari

Vivekanandapuram, Kanyakumari Rebublic Day Celebration Republic Day is one of the most important national festivals in India. It is celebrated with great splendor of the grandeur to commemorate the enforcement of the Indian constitution on 26th January 1950. It was also on this day that our motherland was declared a total sovereign, democratic and republic state for the first time.


VIVEKA MITHRA – 2012 at Valioor

The Mega 5000 Surya Namaskar Program


organized by


Vivekananda Kendra Vidyalaya and Rural Development Progam, Valioor, Tamilnadu

Vivekananda Kendra Vidyalaya and Rural Development Progam, Valioor, Tamilnadu
To celebrate the 150th Birthday of Swami Vivekananda in a grand way, Vivekananda Kendra Vidyalaya and Rural Development Program, Vallioor organized Vivek Mithra 2012 –a Mega 5000 Suryanamaskar Program - on 24th January 2012 at Vivekananda Kendra Vidyalaya, Vallioor premises with the purpose to instill Swami Vivekananda’s thoughts, self confidence, inner courage and service attitude in the students. Over 4000 students from 21 schools of Tirukurangudi,Dhalapathisamudram,Thiruvenkadanathapuram, VadakkanKulam,Eruvadi, Nanguneri, Panagudi, Kottaiadi and Vallioor performed;and 90 teachers and 400 people witnessed them.

Societal Innovation Award to VK-Nardep's Scientist

Vivekananda Kendra Natural Resources and Development ProjectIndia today faces an important problem in its livestock based agriculture. In the preceding decades, agricultural residues which used to form the major source of cattle feed has substantially reduced its share in the proportion of national cattle feed. This is because of the low straw grain ratio of high yielding varieties.

130th Eye Camp at Kanyakumari

130th Eye Camp at Kanyakumari
With motto of Thakur Sri Ramkrishna Paramsansa "Siva Bhave Jiva Seva" Vivekananda Kendra working in the rural area of country. As part of Medical Service everymonth Vivekananda Kendra Rural Development program is organizing Eye-camp. This month it was organized at 4th January (2012) at Vivekananda Kendra Avaikoodam, Kanyakumari. The camp was sponsored by Sudarshan Men's Wear, Nagerkovil .

TTD counters were inaugurated

DSC_0013Two sales counters of Tirumala Tirupati Devastanams (TTD) were opened on 12th January 2012 at Vivekanandapuram, Kanyakumari. One in vivekanandapuram campus and the other on Rock Memorial.Ma.

The fountain of all knowledge is in every one of us

Vivekananda Jayanti & Annual Day VKV KanyakumariVivekananda Kendra & Vivekananda Kendra Vidyalaya celebrated 149th Birth day of Swami Vivekananda, Annual day of Vivekananda Kendra Vidyalaya & National Youth day. Swami Vivekananda as national monk wanted the younger generation to strive hard to uplift our nation & make our Bharat ‘Jagath Guru’. The whole idea behind the youth festival was to propagate the concept of national integration, spirit of brotherhood & adventure among the youth.

VKNARDEP : Newsletter December 2011

ane-goodalWill humanity survive? Many people have lost hope. There are many doomsday prophets in environmental movements. But Jane Goodall gives us hope and also reasons for hope. She should know for she had seen the worst kind of cruelty humanity can inflict on our fellow evolutionary cousins - the chimps and she had also seen how attitudes can be changed and hearts won over when knowledge brings expansion of heart. So our newsletter that reaches you this new year brings you rightly her message of hope.

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