Disha Success Story – KLE’s Student Group

Friday, July 6th, 2018

DISHA team came to our college and motivated us with the thoughts of Swami Vivekananda. We felt inspired to contribute to our country and its people. We started HOPES, a volunteer program that seeks to help the needy in society. Last week, we conducted a session for children with special needs at Sama Foundation. The DISHA team too joined us, and we helped to educate and entertain the kids for one day. It was an incredible feeling to be able to make this event happen, and we’re grateful to DISHA for their motivation and participation. To view more, follow the link below – Our Second Event of Hopes | Sama […]

Patience – the key to success

Patience – the key to success

Friday, July 6th, 2018

Mr. Vijay, an engineer who works in Bengaluru, has shared with us his experience and learning, in his own words. When I was in the final year of my B. Tech, placements started in my college. My scorecard read as follows. 1st company – couldn’t qualify the 2nd round Next few companies – didn’t qualify either 1st or 2nd round Day by day, each of my friends got placed and I was trying to get through each company but failed somewhere. Then, top MNC companies came to recruit us – Mindtree, Accenture, Wipro, Bosch, CTS – I got rejected at technical round, after technical round, final round. Net result – […]

Volunteer Induction and Training Program – June 30, 2018

Friday, July 6th, 2018

Disha conducted its annual induction cum training program on the 30th June, 2018 in Mythic Society. 27 enthusiastic participants from different walks of life actively participated in the training program. The program was well received by all the participants. The program started at 9:30am with a brief welcome and a song –“Navella Bharatiyaremba Bhava Moodali” which emphasized on the message of bringing harmony in the nation. This was followed by a brief introduction of participants. An activity to set the expectations from the participants was conducted and the same was recorded. Participants were divided into four small groups and were assigned topics related to the nation, education system, youth mindset […]

Disha Newsletter for the month of May 2018

Friday, June 8th, 2018
Dangers of Self-pity

Dangers of Self-pity

Thursday, June 7th, 2018

All of us have days when things just do not seem to be going our way and we feel demoralized.  In such a situation, it is natural to feel sorry for yourself for some time; however, you have to learn to move on. Why? Because it works against you in the following ways. It Clouds Your Perspective As you dwell on thoughts of how bad things are, you tend to blame anyone even remotely associated with the circumstances. Result – you lose focus on the important stuff like identifying the problem and dealing with it. Your friend screams at you over something unimportant and you just take it. You moan, […]

Swatantyra Veer Savarkar: A humble tribute to a great revolutionary

Swatantyra Veer Savarkar: A humble tribute to a great revolutionary

Thursday, June 7th, 2018

Swatantyra Veer Savarkar – A humble tribute to a great revolutionary. Although his name is not heard very often in the list of famous freedom fighters of the country, Veer Savarkar was indeed one of the great sons of this mother land, who lived his every breath for Bharath (India). His biography is like a thrilling novel;  it inspires us with patriotism. Vinayaka Damodar Savarkar was not just a freedom fighter, he was a good orator, prolific writer, a poet, a bold warrior, a historian, a philosopher, a social worker, a cautious leader, a bard, and a staunch supporter of freedom and much more. Hailing from Maharashtra, V.D Savarkar was […]

Success Story - Arshiya Banu - Spark of patriotism

Success Story – Arshiya Banu – Spark of patriotism

Thursday, June 7th, 2018

Highly motivated by the session on ‘Saga of Patriotism’ conducted by Disha as a part of Personality Development certification course, Arshiya Banu (3rd Yr, BSVP)  thought of spreading/sharing our knowledge about India  with the younger generation. She designed her own modules which included Bala Yoga, activities, games, videos, inspiring anecdotes and  information about Indian freedom struggle and Indian defense forces. Arshiya identified and contacted the nearby government schools to spread this message. She also engaged other college mates and successfully conducted the sessions on the same topic in the GMP School, Vijaynagar.  Students & teachers of the school were highly inspired and felt proud of being INDIANS and requested Arshiya […]

Health and Fitness Corner - Vriksāsānā - Tree Posture

Health and Fitness Corner – Vriksāsānā – Tree Posture

Thursday, June 7th, 2018

Vrksasana or Tree pose is one of the best yoga poses for beginners as it is a simple ‘standing asana’. The term Vrksasana is a combination of the words ‘Vriksha’ (tree) and ‘asana’ (posture). Vrksasana involves focus and concentration, hence it help’s calm the mind and channelize the energy flow, making it ideal for students. (B.K.S.Iyengar, 2012). Technique: Stand in Tadasana [Feet together, Hands by the side of the body, Neck and Spine straight, Drop down the shoulders]. Bend the right leg at the knee and place the right heel at the root of the left thigh. Rest the foot on the left thigh, toes pointing downwards. Balance on the left […]

Be Unique.. Be remembered.. Dr.APJ Abdul Kalam

Be Unique.. Be remembered.. Dr.APJ Abdul Kalam

Thursday, June 7th, 2018
Real Hero - A true martyr in Sunjuwan Army Camp Attack: 10 February 2018

Real Hero – A true martyr in Sunjuwan Army Camp Attack: 10 February 2018

Thursday, June 7th, 2018

It is not even 4 months back that Hony Lt Madan Lal Choudhary laid down his life for the country. A true martyr, he died fighting terrorists, till his last breath not caring for his personal safety. Without even time to pick up his weapons, he fought the terrorists with his bare hands. Let us pay our homage to this great patriot. Hony Lt Madan Lal Choudhary  hailed from Bakrak village in Kathua District of Jammu & Kashmir. He belonged to 1 JAK Li and was posted to the unit functioning under 36 Brigade of Jammu and Kashmir Light Infantry. Sunjuwan Army Camp Attack : 10 February 2018 The Sunjuwan Army Camp, […]

Viveka Vikasa - Train the Trainer Program Report

Viveka Vikasa – Train the Trainer Program Report

Wednesday, June 6th, 2018

Report – Train The Trainer Program on Values and Life Skills – May 26th, 2018 “We want that education by which character is formed, strength of mind is increased, the intellect is expanded and by which one can stand on one’s own feet.” – Swami Vivekananda Viveka Vikasa organized a 1-day Train The Trainer Program on Values and Life Skills on May 26th, 2018(Saturday) in Abalashrama, Gandhi Bazaar, Bangalore. A very successful training program witnessed 49 participants from different walks of life, 3 regular volunteers, 9 student volunteers and 6 full-time coordinators of Disha and Viveka Vikasa. May 26th, 2018(Saturday):  10.00AM – 5.30PM The training program started with an “Inauguration”, […]

Viveka Vikasa - Summer Camps and Speacial Programs in May 2018

Viveka Vikasa – Summer Camps and Speacial Programs in May 2018

Wednesday, June 6th, 2018

Name of the camp Area Number of participants Summer camp for children ISRO Layout 25 Thomson & Reuters Yemlur & Old Madras Road 40 Kids Yoga Yedmadu 13 Summer Camp Ramakrishna Math, Ulsoor 180 TOTAL – 4   238 A 2- hour student workshop was conducted on Life Skills and Values in Prerana Camp organized by SVVN School, Jigani on 3rd May, 2018 from 05:30pm to 7:15pm. 70 students, who are going to take up their board exams this year, proactively took part in the workshop. The students participated with great enthusiasm and enjoyed the session.