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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.

Viveka Vikasa - Teacher Enrichment Programs Report - May 2018

Viveka Vikasa – Teacher Enrichment Programs Report – May 2018

Wednesday, June 6th, 2018

Teachers Enrichment Workshop – “Prerana” – A journey from teacher to guru Through the ages, a “Guru” has played a very significant role in the Indian society. Guru’s exemplary life and knowledge has transformed many lives, thus safeguarding the personal and social values. In the modern context, it has become imperative for a teacher to elevate to the role of a Guru. A teacher is looked upon as a role model, who carries great responsibility in moulding young lives. Aim of the program is to realize teachers : as a custodian of values to influence the student’s mindset to create future leaders as a transformer of a nation The Teachers Enrichment workshops were conducted in 7 […]

Disha Workshops and Programs in the month of April 2018

Disha Workshops and Programs in the month of April 2018

Monday, May 7th, 2018

Disha Workshops in the month of April 2018 Orientation Programs in Malnad College of Engineering As a part of orientation to all the first year engineering students of Malnad College of Engineering, Disha did the workshops for the last batch of students. Students were made aware of the importance of Yoga through practice, emotional well-being through counselling, country’s glory through Namaste India Quiz, social responsibility through audio-visual interactions, team building through desi games and lifetime message through anecdotes. Total no of workshops in April – 2 Total no of students – 230 Special Sessions in Essae Chandran Institute As a part of a program organized jointly by Rotary and Essae […]

Summer Camps in April 2018

Summer Camps in April 2018

Sunday, May 6th, 2018

SUMMER CAMPS – 1ST APRIL TO 30TH APRIL The team in association with Youth For Seva conducted summer camps in various Government Schools across Bangalore from 1st April to 30st April. The team members also facilitated some sessions in the summer camps organized through various organizations of Bangalore. List of schools/organizations are given below ·         Govt School, Katriguppe ·         Camp in Adhyatma Yoga, Yedamadu ·         Govt School, Basavanagudi ·         Camp in Mahalakshmi Layout ·         Govt School, Chunchaghatta ·         Camp in ISRO Layout ·         Govt School, Turahalli ·         Camp in Jnanagiri of Rastriya Sevika Samiti ·         Camp in Purnapragna Layout ·         Camp in Maneesha Foundation ·         Purnapragna Non Formal School ·         […]