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 […]

Success Story - Spark of Teachership

Success Story – Spark of Teachership

Saturday, July 7th, 2018

After attending our “Prerana – A Journey from Teacher to Guru”, 15 teachers Mastihali school were motivated that the next day itself the Head Master of the school and rest of the teachers discussed about the changes which they can bring to the quality of students. They started to adopt shlokas, meditation in assembly and many other teaching methodologies in teaching. The teachers of the school are conducting many activities in school and trying their best to bring out the best in students.  

Viveka Vikasa Report for the month of June 2018

Viveka Vikasa Report for the month of June 2018

Saturday, July 7th, 2018

Life Skills and Values workshop for students On June 9th The students workshop was conducted on Life Skills and Values organized by SVVN  PU College, Chandapura on 9th June 2018 from 10:00am to 4:30pm. 140 students were split into two batches, who are going to take up their public exams this year. The students were motivated and learnt about setting goals, study techniques and also managing time from various activities. Half-day personality development workshops Half-day personality development workshop on the theme “know yourself, know your country and culture” was conducted in the schools mentioned below. The students enjoyed the workshop with great enthusiasm and learnt everything which was thought to […]

Parivrtta Trikonasana - Step by step with benefits

Parivrtta Trikonasana – Step by step with benefits

Friday, July 6th, 2018

Parivrtta Trikonasana: In Sanskrit, ‘parivrtta’ means revolved; ‘trikona’ means triangle, and ‘asana’ means posture. Parivrtta trikonasana is a standing plus twisting yogasana that is regarded as a perfect balancing pose. Technique: Stand in Tadasana [Feet together, Hands by the side of the body, Neck and Spine straight, Drop down the shoulders]. Take a deep inhalation and with a jump spread the legs apart sideways 3 to 3.5 feet.  Raise the arms sideways, in line with shoulders, palms facing down. Turn the right foot sideways 90 degrees to the right. Turn the left foot 60 degrees to the right, keeping the left leg stretched out and tightened at the knee. Exhale, […]

Kamaladevi Chattopadhyay - My Inspiration

Kamaladevi Chattopadhyay – My Inspiration

Friday, July 6th, 2018

She was born in 1903 in Mangalore, Karnataka. Married at the tender age of 14 years, she became a widow after just two years; but didn’t let that mess up her life. She went to London for her further education and on returning to India, she waded into the freedom struggle by joining the Indian National Congress in 1923. Kamaladevi Chattopadhyay has many firsts to her credit. She was the first woman freedom fighter arrested by the British during the Salt Satyagraha for violating the salt laws. She was the first Indian woman who stood in an election for political office in 1926. She founded the All India Women’s Conference […]

BSF martyr’s son keeps father’s legacy alive

BSF martyr’s son keeps father’s legacy alive

Friday, July 6th, 2018

Living up to the name of his Border Security Force (BSF) martyr father, 22-year-old Kshitij Sharma of Kota has become an army officer after passing out from the Indian Military Academy (IMA). Subhash Sharma, a deputy commandant in BSF, was killed in Jammu and Kashmir on April 16, 1996. He was conferred the President’s Police Medal for gallantry (posthumously) in 1997. However, his wife, Babita Sharma, made a decision to send their son to the Indian Army one day. “I never considered myself to be a widow. My husband was a martyr and they are immortal, so I decided to send my son to the Indian Army to keep his […]

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 […]