A report of VIVEKANANDA JAYANTI 2016 organised by DISHA,  a socio-cultural NGO of Bengaluru

DISHA non-profit social initiative (started in 2005) aims to provide holistic education through imparting values. Our endeavor is to guide and catalyze young minds to carry forward the rich and glorious legacy of our motherland. Disha conducts Personality Development Programs for students by boosting the physical, emotional, intellectual, social and spiritual quotients through One-dayworkshop, which focus on KNOW YOURSELF, KNOW YOUR COUNTRY and KNOW YOUR CULTURE.

VJ 1

Disha is celebrating Vivekananda Jayanthi since last eight years with the intention of spreading the message of Swami Vivekananda to the youth of this country. This year DISHA celebrated in a unique way by reaching out to institutions to conduct a one-hour session “Transforming Indians to Transform India“. The session included a talk on the Life and message of Swami Vivekananda as a patriotic monk for half an hour and the second half was dedicated for a video interaction, which focused on the session title. The drive home message from the program is simple but profound, “Be Good, Do good”.

Disha conducted 50 programs in 40 institutions reaching out to 8,000 students with the message of Swami Vivekananda. The institutions included 8 high schools, 2 polytechnic, 5 pre-university, two pharmacy, 1 engineering and 22 degree colleges in Bangalore, Ramanagara and 2 villages. The institutions ranged from the top engineering colleges to Arts, Science and Commerce colleges both private and government. The management of all institutions appreciated that the programme was distinctivein both approach and the message. Student’s feedback has prompted the management to request more programmes from DISHA. The students responded very positively and are committed to take the message forward to make our nation the ‘Vishwaguru’ as envisaged by Swami Vivekananda.

VJ 2

The finale of Vivekananda Jayanthi week will be celebrated on January 27th2016 at MLACW College. In this regard, DISHA and MLACW will be organizing an annual inter-collegiate fest with competitions for faculty and students (UG/PG) at MLACW, campus Malleswaram at 10am. The student’s competition includes Patriotic song (Group Song), Dumb Charades on India and a speech on “Transform Indians to Transform India”. The teacher’s speech/presentation topic is “My action plan towards the holistic development of the student”. For more details, visit www.dishabharat.org

VJ 3

The details where programmes were held are as follows: –

Institution Date Time Programs Students
Mahila Mandali High School 4/1/2016 1:45 – 2:45 1 150
Holy Child High School 7/1/2016
8/1/2016
19/1/2016
11:00 – 12:30
2.45 – 3.30
5 300
MLA CW 8/1/2016 2:00 – 5:00 2 60
Krishna Iyer PU College 7/1/2016 2:00 – 3:30 1 50
Abalashrama 10/1/2016 10:30 – 12:00 1 50
Sri Krishna Degree College 10/1/2016 3:30 – 5:30 1 50
Vidya Vardhaka Degree College 11/1/2016 11:00 – 12:00 1 200
VVS PU College 11/1/2016 12:00 – 1:00 1 150
Basaveshwara High School 11/1/2016 1:45 – 3:15 1 70
MES Institute of Mgmt 12/1/2016 10:00 – 11:30 1 400
Sri Sai College for Women 12/1/2016 11:30 – 12:30 1 520
Govt Degree College, Malleswaram 12/1/2016 12:30 – 1:30 1 80
Sardar Patel High School 12/1/2016 2:00 – 3:30 1 200
PES College of Pharmacy 13/1/2016 10:00 – 1:00 2 400
PES Degree College 13/1/2016 11:30 – 1:00 1 150
SJRCW 12/1/2016 10:30 – 12:30 1 550
MLA AHL 13/1/2016 11:15 – 12:30 1 300
Gupta College 13/1/2016 1:30 – 2:30 1 80
SRN Adarsh Degree College 14/1/2016 11:00 – 12:15 1 100
VVN PU College 14/1/2016 10:30 – 11:30 1 250
KLE Degree College 14/1/2016 1:00 – 2:00 1 150
Mookambika High School 14/1/2016 1:00 – 2:00 1 75
BMS Degree College 14/1/2016 2:00 – 3:00 1 200
APS Arts and Science College 14/1/2016 2:00 – 3:00 1 125
MSR Drgree College 18/1/2016 11:15 – 1:20 1 200
Govt College, Yediyur 18/1/2016 11:00 – 12:00 1 100
Vijaya College 18/1/2016 12:30 – 1:30 1 280
Govt Polytechnic College Ramanagara 18/1/2016 11:45 – 1:00 1 375
Bharateeya Samskritika Vidyapeetha, Ramanagara 18/1/2016 1:40 – 2:30 1 55
Morarji Desai Residential School, Ramanagar 18/1/2016 3:40 – 4:30 1 175
Govt Residential School, Ramanagar 18/1/2016 5:00 – 6:30 1 250
VVN Degree College 18/1/2016 2:00 – 3:00 1 270
PESIT 19/1/2016 11:00 – 12:30 1 100
Govt Degree College, Rajajinagar 19/1/2016 12:30 – 2:00 1 125
Bharatmata College 19/1/2016 2:00 – 3:15 1 175
Dayananda Sagar College 20/1/2016 10:00 – 11:00 1 150
MLA CW 20/1/2016 9:30 – 11:00
11:00 – 12:30
1:00 – 2:30
3 500
Vivekananda College of Pharmacy 20/1/2016 2:00 – 3:30 1 150
Kanaka Degree College 21/1/2016 12:00 – 1:00 1 60
BIPS High School 25/1/2016 1:30 – 3:30 3 150
TOTAL 50 7,750