Volunteer Induction Program - June 15 & 16, 2019 - Report

Volunteer Induction Program – June 15 & 16, 2019 – Report

Thursday, July 4th, 2019

Report of Volunteer Induction Program – 15th and 16th of June, 2019 Disha Charitable Trust for Value Initiatives organized a 2-Day Volunteer Induction Program from 15th June to 16th June, 2019 in Anatha Shishu Nivasa, Bull Temple Road, Bangalore. There was an overwhelming response from 68 participants from different parts of the state. June 15th, 2019(Saturday):  9.30AM – 5.00PM The training program started with a brief welcome followed by an “Icebreaker” session for participants to get to know each other well. The next session was a group discussion and presentation activity, where participants were divided into 5 groups in order to discuss on the 5 different topics to showcase the […]

Dhanurasana - Harshini, Yoga Expert & Disha Volunteer

Dhanurasana – Harshini, Yoga Expert & Disha Volunteer

Sunday, June 30th, 2019

              PRACTICE Bend the knees and hold the ankles by the palms. As you inhale, raise the head and the chest -upwards. Pull the legs outwards and backwards so that the spine is arched back like a bow Stabilize (rest) on the abdomen. Do not bend the elbows. Look up. Keep the toes together. Maintain for about half a minute with normal breathing. Slowly come back to normal position by exhaling. Relax in Makarasana. Note: Initially the knees will spread out, but with practice they can be brought very near, almost touching each other. Benefits Useful for diabetes patients Removes gastro-intestinal disorders Stimulates and […]

Viveka Vikasa – Report 2018-19

Wednesday, June 5th, 2019

Disha Report – 2018-19

Wednesday, June 5th, 2019
Ahalyabai Holkar - An icon of Indian Womenhood

Ahalyabai Holkar – An icon of Indian Womenhood

Thursday, May 30th, 2019

“For thirty years her reign of peace, the land in blessing did increase; And she was blessed by every tongue, By stern and gentle, old and young. Yea, even the children at their mothers feet Are taught such homely rhyming to repeat In latter days from Brahma came, To rule our land, a noble Dame, Kind was her heart, and bright her fame, And Ahilya was her honoured name.” Poem on Rani Ahilyabai Holkar by Joanna Baillie 1849.   The history of India has its own share of great women, throughout the ages who played a significant role as rulers, poets, warriors. Be it the Gond queen Rani Durgavati who […]

Viveka Vikasa - Report : October

Viveka Vikasa – Report : October

Saturday, November 3rd, 2018

Half-day personality development workshop Half-day personality development workshop on know yourself, know your country and culture was conducted in one of the NGO mentioned below. The studentsactively took part in the activities and involved in learning new things which was taught. The students were inspired by knowing the richness of the Country and Culture which they never gave a thought about. Also learnt how to control anger and how to deal with others, how to build good relation with others.The feedback of the students was that, they are very proud to be an Indian and also promised to serve the country or join army. Name of the school Area date […]

Disha Report – October 2018

Saturday, November 3rd, 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 […]

Success Story - Catalysts of Social change

Success Story – Catalysts of Social change

Saturday, November 3rd, 2018

3 students Lavanya, Akshata and Nisha, who attended the Disha’s certification course on “Personality Development and Life Skills based on Values” in BSVP College, Vijayanagar thought of utilizing their vacation in a best way. Inspiration from the sessions translated into actions by involving themselves with school team of Disha thereby serving the society. They dedicated their time completely for 3 months in Nation building activities 1) Conducted workshop and took value-based sessions in more than 15 schools 2) Helped in preparing content for activity-based sessions. 3) Volunteered with NGO’S like Uttishta Bharatha and Youth for Seva for awareness programs 4) Participated in many enrichment sessions thereby widening the horizon.  

My Inspiration : Bismarck of India

My Inspiration : Bismarck of India

Saturday, November 3rd, 2018

What does SardarVallabh bhai Patel mean to all of us? Back in 1947 India was divided into 2 nations, British had handed over all their directly controlled provinces and 565 self governed princely states had been freed from British suzerainty. In such tumultuous times, Sardar displayed his true stature befitting the title of ‘Iron Man of India’. He lobbied with all the princely monarchs, invoking their patriotism to accede to India willingly. 562 of them did so and with his tactical genius, he got the remaining 3 also to accede as a result of which we have our nation in her current form. As India’s first Home Minister, he led […]

Rukmini Devi-An epitome of compassion and kindness

Rukmini Devi-An epitome of compassion and kindness

Saturday, November 3rd, 2018

At an age when most people try to give up on life, Smt.Rukminidevi  aged 93, from Bangalore used her savings to build a home for the elderly at Yelahanka, Bangalore. Later she purchased a 3 acre plot in  Suddekunte village, Madhugiri taluk of Tumkur district and created a safe space for the aged called “Atmanjali” through the Maa Charitable Trust. Prior to this initiative Smt Rukminidevi had take a house on rent in Yelahanka, Bangalore where she set up a small unit to make areca nut plates and provided employment to 10 underprivileged women. As there is heavy demand for such plates, she has no difficulty in marketing the products. […]

Tame your Anger with 4 A s’

Tame your Anger with 4 A s’

Saturday, November 3rd, 2018

Although the common roots of anger are fear, pain, frustration or feeling of uncertainty, in most cases, one of the major causes of anger is helplessness. When a situation is unacceptable, unbearable or lies outside our circle of influence, we feel helpless. This feeling of  helplessness  results in anger. Anger manifests in various forms depending on the fundamental temperament of the people. Generally, short-tempered people struggle to suppress their feelings. So, they resort to screaming, criticizing or openly revealing their feelings. They want their anger to be attended to or acknowledged by others. They experience a sense of relief after the release, but many a times, they repent and regret […]

Ardha Chakra Asana

Ardha Chakra Asana

Saturday, November 3rd, 2018

In Sanskrit, Ardha means half, Chakra means wheel and Asana means a pose. This yoga posture is good for flexibility of the back and neck. It strengthens the back muscles and tones the organs in the abdomen, improving their functions. STEPS 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 face smiling. Inhale & as you exhale- slowly sliding your palms upwards lift your both hands, and place the palms on the waist region, fingers pointing towards your body, don’t spread the fingers […]