VivekaVikasa – August 2018 - Report

VivekaVikasa – August 2018 – Report

Wednesday, September 5th, 2018

Half-day personality development workshop Half-day personality development workshop on know yourself, know your country and culture was conducted in the school mentioned below. The students were proactively involved in the activities and learnt importance of Yoga and how it benefits for the health. The students were inspired by knowing the greatness of the Country and Culture which they never gave a thought about is what they mentioned.The feedback of the students was that, now that they have known the responsibility towards motherland they have taken an oath saying they’ll serve the society how much ever possible. Name of the school Area date Number of participants Number of workshop JJ Public […]

Disha College Report – August 2018

Tuesday, September 4th, 2018

Orientation Programs (PDP) The powerful introduction proved not only to be thought-provoking, but also convinced the students that the workshop was going to be unique. The 45-minute Yoga session conducted by the trained Yoga master lifted their spirits and the energy level. The group counseling sessions helped the students introspect and stressed the importance of enhancing positivity, deflecting the distractions and having right attitude towards life to reach success. The information-packed ‘Namaste India’ quiz rekindled the fire of patriotism in the minds of the students. The inspirational visuals and the interactions proved to be highly impactful and underlined the importance of contribution to the society. Then, the indoor games conveyed […]

Emotional Intelligence - 20 seconds of courage

Emotional Intelligence – 20 seconds of courage

Tuesday, September 4th, 2018

‘Courage is the willingness to act in spite of fear’- Michael Hyatt Fear is an emotion everyone faces at least once a day. We find ourselves in situations we’d rather not be a part of, or find ourselves with work we’d rather not do. The reason of fear in these cases is due the fact that we do not know the outcome of the said “problems/positions”. Fears may be small – like mentally accepting a truth staring in your face – or big – like facing up to dangerous situations. Rather than experiencing the discomfort itself, we tend to be reluctant to start off. It is the initial fright of […]

Real Hero : Shivaji Kagnekar-A true Gandhian

Real Hero : Shivaji Kagnekar-A true Gandhian

Tuesday, September 4th, 2018

There are people who spout Mahatma Gandhi’s philosophy – and then, there are those who live by it. Shivaji Kagnekar belongs to the latter category. Thanks to his efforts, life has changed for the better for villages that are located on the fringes of forests in Khanapur, Belagavi and Hukkeri taluks of Belagavi district, Karnataka. This 68 year old social reformer pioneered the idea of enhancing rural livelihoods through active participation of people who lived in these areas. Thanks to his efforts, we are witnessing the success that arises from sustainable rural development. It all started in the early 1970s when Shivaji, a BSc student, quit formal education to work […]

My Inspiration: Sangolli Rayanna

My Inspiration: Sangolli Rayanna

Tuesday, September 4th, 2018

Sangolli Rayanna was a prominent warrior from Sangolli,Karnataka. Rayanna was born on 15 August 1798. He was the army chief of the Kingdom of Kittur ruled at the time by Rani Chennamma who was one of the first female rulers to rebel against British rule. Rayanna fought the British East India Company till his death. Sangolli Rayanna also participated in the 1824 rebellion and was arrested by the British, who released him later. He continued to fight the British and wanted to install adopted son Shivalingappa as the ruler of Kittur. He mobilised local people and started a guerilla type war against the British. He and his “army” moved from […]

Disha - Viveka Vikasa : Success Story

Disha – Viveka Vikasa : Success Story

Tuesday, September 4th, 2018

Manoj is a 10th standard student in Shantiniketana school, Girinagar, Bengaluru. Disha conducts Viveka Vikasa classes in this school. Here are snippets of a conversation between our volunteer and Manoj after a session on Freedom Fighters. Volunteer:- As a student how will you serve? Manoj:- By being a responsible student, I will try to know more about our country and spread the positive vibes among as many as possible. Also, for the next Independence Day, I shall collect money from the institution, family and friends and contribute that to the Indian Army” Volunteer:- What’s your inspiration to be patriotic? Manoj:- Disha – VivekaVikasa classes motivated me, they taught us the […]

VEERA BHADRASANA

VEERA BHADRASANA

Tuesday, September 4th, 2018

 Meaning of the Asana: Virabhadrasana Yoga (The Warrior Pose) is derived from the words Vira means hero or warrior, Bhadra means friend or auspicious and Asana means posture. It requires strength and stability. This pose is excellent for the overall vitality and strengthening of the body. This asana has its roots in mythology: Virabhadra is the name of the fierce warrior (an incarnation of Lord Shiva) having thousand heads, eyes and feet. Technique : Tadasana: Stiti: Legs together, hands by the side of the body, spread toes press it on the ground, tighten ankles, tighten calf muscles, tighten thighs, now exhale suck the abdomen, inhale and expand chest. Eyes closed, […]

Disha Report – July 2018 – 1800 students and 100 faculty members benefited

Monday, August 6th, 2018

Personality Development Program A thought-provoking introduction was followed by a Yoga Session conducted by a trained Yoga Master emphasized the role of Yoga in maintaining both the physical and mental fitness. The emotional aspect was taken care of by the group counseling sessions that encouraged the students to interact and introspect. The activity helped the participants to understand how success can be achieved by developing strengths, overcoming weaknesses and with right attitude. India was introduced to the students like never before through ‘Namaste India’ Quiz that made the participants walk with pride as an Indian. The importance of humanity and the joy of giving was underlined through an interactive Audio-Visual […]

Driving forces of our Mind - Sri Sri Ravishankar

Driving forces of our Mind – Sri Sri Ravishankar

Monday, August 6th, 2018
Yoga and Fitness Corner - PADA HASTASANA.

Yoga and Fitness Corner – PADA HASTASANA.

Sunday, August 5th, 2018

The term Padahastasana is a combination of the words pada (the Sanskrit word for ‘foot’), hasta (which means ‘hand’), and asana (meaning posture). Padahastasana strengthens the muscles of the limbs as well as the core and promotes good form which is why it is one of the most commonly recommended yoga postures for people who are interested in overall fitness and muscle flexibility. Technique: Stand in Tadasana [Feet together, Hands by the side of the body, Neck and Spine straight, Drop down the shoulders]. Inhale – slowly lift both hands upto shoulder level. Further Inhale-lift both hands above the head, biceps touching the ears. Exhale-bend half of the body from […]

Positive Change Agent - Nikhitha

Positive Change Agent – Nikhitha

Sunday, August 5th, 2018

Who can imagine that a young girl barely in her early twenties, (23 years) whose mother is a teacher and father a tailor, would start an NGO and that too to create awareness on Aero Space among children and college students! Well, that’s exactly what Nikhitha has done. She wanted to become an Air Force Pilot but was unable to match the required physical standards. To continue her passion, she joined Aero Space Engineering at Alliance College, Bangalore. During her studies she started an Aero Club to exchange and share information on space research, rockets etc. After that there was no stopping her. Despite getting numerous placements, Nikhitha and a […]

"My Hero, My Soldier"

“My Hero, My Soldier”

Sunday, August 5th, 2018

“In times of war and not before, God and the soldier we adore. But in times of peace and all things righted, God is forgotten and the soldier slighted.” -Rudyard Kipling Indeed, in today’s times of relative peace, we have forgotten the war which is to be celebrated by the millions of Bharatiyas – Kargil. 26th July is Kargil Vijay Diwas. It is a day to remember our soldiers and to make a pledge to never forget the 527 brave hearts who sacrificed their life fighting for the motherland, the men who sacrificed their lives so that their Indian brothers and sisters could continue to live peacefully. Here are a […]