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 […]

The Joy of Giving: A Student’s Experience

The Joy of Giving: A Student’s Experience

Sunday, August 5th, 2018

The visit to Nele Narendera was peaceful. I remember the time when I entered the orphanage along with my friends and bags full of gifts for the kids. One little boy was looking out of his window and that smile on his face, that happiness from the bottom of his heart, made me feel like I have won and achieved everything in life because it was the time when I did something for those kids without any reason. I was inside the orphanage and all I saw was smiles around me. This visit changed my thinking, my feelings, made an entirely new me. It taught me a life-long lesson that […]

Viveka Vikasa - Success Story

Viveka Vikasa – Success Story

Sunday, August 5th, 2018

Volunteer :- Why are you being honest? Chandushree :- Because it is the best gift which I can give to myself, Sir. Volunteer :- What made you to take that decision? Chandushree :- Of course, the reason is DISHA classes ! Chandushree is a student of 10th standard in Basaveshwara school. She found a customer had forgotten his cellphone in her father’s shop. Immediately, she checked the ‘Contacts’ list, and informed the customer’s mother about the phone being left behind. The customer retrieved his phone and praised Chandushree for her honesty. Team Disha is regularly conducting sessions on Values from past 4 years. It was one such session on ‘Honesty’ that […]

Summary Report of Activities of Viveka Vikasa – July, 2018

Summary Report of Activities of Viveka Vikasa – July, 2018

Sunday, August 5th, 2018

Life Skills and Values workshop for students in rayadurga, Andhra pradesh The students workshop was conducted on Life Skills and Values, organized by Rayadurga Girls High School, Rayadurga on July 23rdfor 9thfrom 11am to 4:45pm for 200 students. Session took for Confidence, Public Speaking, Stage Fear & Memory. With activities of Goal Settings, Creativity, Team Work & Problem Solving. On July 24th for 10th & 1st PU from 11am to 3:30 for 120 students in Kasturbagandhi Girls Residential School. Session took for Motivation, Art of Story Telling, BodyLanguage, Eye Contact, and Concentration. With activities of Hard Work & Smart Work, Planning for Goal Settings. On July25th2018 from 10:15am to 5:00pm […]

Seva through Mission Chai

Seva through Mission Chai

Monday, July 9th, 2018

All of us start our day with a hot cup of coffee or tea. But for those with any experience in government hospitals will understand the difficulty in finding coffee/tea especially in the morning. Rakesh Nayyar, an engineer at Indian space research organisation (ISRO) starts his day by serving tea to poor patients in the Kidwai Cancer Institute. Rakesh, originally from Amritsar was inspired by the volunteer from the Gurudwara who offered Chai to him when he was tending to his father in law in a hospital there. Piping hot cardamom tea was offered to him on that cold morning gave me immense joy and left him thinking how he […]