• All India Yoga Shiksha Shivir (Medium- Hindi) was held at Sri Ramkrishna Mahasamelan Ashram Nagadandi under the Aegis of Vivekananda Kendra from 20 to 29 June 2016.
  • The first “Kashmiri Pandit Youth Sammelan” was organized by Vivekananda Kendra, Kanyakumari - Shree Rama Krishan Mahasammelan Ashram (SRMA), Nagdandi Anantnag, Kashmir.

Tuesday, 12 July 2016

Yoga Shiksha Shibir 2016 at Kashmir

All India Yoga Shiksha Shivir (Medium- Hindi) was held at Sri Ramkrishna Mahasamelan Ashram Nagadandi under the Aegis of Vivekananda Kendra from 20  to 29 June 2016.

Nineteen  participants from Six different states viz, Andhra/, Telangana, Gujarat, Madhyapradesh, Maharastra, Rajasthan & Tamilnadu   reported on 19th and same day the Shivir started with the Introductory session, wherein the participants were given the guidlines of the Shivir.

On 20th morning, Shivir  was started with inaugural lecture on “Concept of Yoga” by Mananeeya Rekhadidi, the all India Joint General Secrestary of Vivekananda Kendra.The 19 participants were organized into four different Ganas (groups) – Agastya, Kashyap, Lopamudra and Gargi – Name of the Rushies.

The 10 days Shivir had daily routine from 0430 to 2200 hrs Pratahsmaran & Gita-Pathan, Yogabhyas & Pranayam (moring & evening), Shram-Samskar, two Lecture sessions, Manthan, Geet-Abhyas, Pranayama and Aumkar Dhyan (Meditation) classes, Bhajan Sandhya, and concluded with Ananda Mela.

The lecture sessions were on the topics of: Concepts of Yoga, Rajayoga, Bhaktiyoga, Janayoga and Karmayoga, Bharateeya Samkriti, Concepts of Dharma, History of Kashmir, Meaning of Kendra Prarthana, Shrimad Bhagwad Geeta, Maneeya Eknathaji, Swami Vivekananda, Story of Vivekananda Rock Memorial, Challenges and Response, Vivekananda Kendra-Concept and its activities.

During Manthan Participants discussed over different Chapters from Sadhana of Service, Yam-Niyam and Bharatiya Samskriti.

During Shram-Samskar, participants took care of the cleanliness, arrangement and management of the premises, accommodation, class rooms, dining hall,  Plantation of new flower garden in ashram, work in apple garden and Guashala displaying team-spirit and selfless service.

During the Camp, Participants visited Kokarnag, Verinag, Martand Sun Temple, Achhabal Garden.

The Shivir went on well in a congenial, spiritual atmosphere with self discipline.

The camp was concluded on 29th with one public function where Shri Lawey MP - Rajyasabha; MLA from local Surrender Ambadar - Jammu BJP and Shri Gulzar Wani - Congress were present as a guest. The program was also attened by locals. Shri Abhay Bapatji, Maharastra Prant Pramukh, Shri BL Bhat- chairman of Sri Ramkrishana Mahasammelan Ashram also were present.

Many of the participants have expressed their willingness to devout their time and energy for the Service of the society through Vivekananda Kendra. Few enrolled as Patrons thus joining the large family of Vivekananda Kendra.

Sunday, 21 June 2015

Yoga Shiksha Shibir 2015 at Kashmir

All India Yoga Shiksha Shivir (Medium- Hindi) was held at Sri Ramkrishna Mahasamelan Ashram Nagadandi under the Aegis of Vivekananda Kendra from 12  to 21 June 2015.

Twenty - Nine  participants from Six different states viz, Andhra & Telangana (17) Delhi (3), Maharashtra (3), MP (1), Panjab (2), Rajasthan (1) Uttarakhanda (2) reported on 11th and same day the participants  attended the Introductory session, wherein the participants were given the guidlines of the Shivir.

On 12th morning, Shivir  was started with inaugural lecture on “Concept of Yoga” by Mananeeya M.Hanumanthraoji, the all India Treurer of Vivekananda Kendra.The 29 participants were organized into three different Ganas (groups) –,  Chandra Bhaga, Vitasta, Bhrungi – Name of the rivers of Kashmir.

The 10 day Shivir had Pratahsmaran & Gita-Pathan, Yogabhyas & Pranayam (moring & evening), Shram-Samskar, two Lecture sessions, Manthan, Geet-Abhyas, for 3 days in the eveing Pranayama and Meditation classes, Bhajan Sandhya, and concluded with Ananda Mela.

The lecture sessions were on the topics of: Concepts of Yoga, Rajayoga, Bhaktiyoga, Janayoga and Karmayoga, Bharateeya Samkriti, Concepts of Dharma, Kashmir, Meaning of Kendra Prarthana, Shrimad Bhagwad Geeta, Maneeya Eknathaji, Swami Vivekananda, Story of Vivekananda Rock Memorial, Challenges and Response, Vivekananda Kendra-Concept and its activities.

During Manthan Participants discussed over different Chapters from Sadhana of Service, Yam-Niyam and Bharatiya Samskriti.

During Shram-Samskar, participants took care of the cleanliness, arrangement and management of the premises, accommodation, class rooms, dining hall,  Plantation of new flower garden in ashram, work in apple garden and Guashala displaying team-spirit and selfless service.

During the Camp, Participants visited Nursery and Shiva & Martandya temples & Pahelgoan – from where Amarnathji yatra is started.

The Shivir went on well in a congenial, spiritual atmosphere with self discipline.

The Shivir concluded on 21 June afternoon on the International Yoga Day with special blessing of Swami Kumarji who is spreading the message of  Srimad Bhagvadgit.Kum Rekha Davey, All India Joint General Secretary, Vivekananda Kendra and Shri B.L. Bhat, the Cairman of the Ashram was also present on the this occasion. The Shivir concluded with Kendra Prarthana.

Many of the participants have expressed their willingness to devout their time and energy for the Service of the society through Vivekananda Kendra. Few enrolled as Patrons thus joining the large family of Vivekananda Kendra.

Sunday, 12 April 2015

Kashmiri Pandit Youth Sammelan at Kashmir

The  first “Kashmiri Pandit Youth Sammelan” was organized by Vivekananda Kendra, Kanyakumari - Shree Rama Krishan Mahasammelan  Ashram (SRMA), Nagdandi Anantnag, Kashmir. 

The impressive largely attended meet of devotees particularly  hundreds  of Community Youth   working  in Valley  from Sheikhpora Budgam, Srinagar, Pulwama ,Monghama, Tumlahal, Drassu, Muran, Tahab , Ladeb, Koil, Hall, Shopian , Kulgam, Devsar, Aidgen, Vessu, Dialagam, Mattan, Saller , Wulrama, Akura, Laisar, Mahand , Khirhama, Charigam, Logripora, Lajura, Seer, Hutmurah , Anantnag , Uttrsoo,Nowgam, Pinglana ,Chandrigam, Bomzoi, Choudharigund  and other  areas was  warmly  addressed  by Mr. B.L.Bhat Chairman Administrative Committee, “SRMA”, Nagdandi. 

The Ashram  he  explained was  founded  by Swami Ashokanand Ji Maharaj  during 1937 to Preserve , Promote and Propagate “Sanatan Dharma”, the  basics  of  which  are Tolerance, non-violence, Humility, Pridelessness,Simplicity, Steadyness , Self control and cleanliness. He  advised  the  youth to remain united , get inspiration  from deeds  of great souls  like Swami Vivekananda, Mananyee Eknathji, and Swami Ashokanand Ji towards  fulfilling  the “Spiritually  Oriented Service Mission”  of Man Making  and Nation Building. 

Being  “Ambassadors and  Front Runners of  the  Community” working  under  all odds in valley he advised  them  to  additionally  work towards  revival  of  “Old Kashmiriyat” in close  cooperation  with the local majority community  youth who had  assembled  in large numbers alongwith other members  of  the local populase  to welcome  and  greet them. He requested the District Administration of Anantnag, Kulgam,Shopian, Pulwama, Budgam and other districts to  be responsive in mitigating  the problems  of the Kashmiri Pandits presently living in valley for provision of  basic  amenities viz. Sanitation , Electricity, water  and  essential  supplies besides proper  security as per  their  desired  requirements. 

The meeting  was  also  attended  by Mr. R.L.Teng, Mr P.N.Raina, R.L.Pandita, Mr.Satish Bhat, Mr. J.K.Razdan, Mr.B.K.Raina , Mr.M.K.Kak, Mr.Bal Ji Raina, Mr.Aditya Pandita, Mr.P.L.Raina, Mr.Girdhari Lal Bhan Senior VK Life workers  Mr. Atul Saha  and Kumari Lalita Ji who  thanked  the  youth  for participation and  remaining connected  to Roots.