Disha Certification Course Report – July 2017 to March 2018

Wednesday, March 28th, 2018

Disha is a non-profit social initiative (started in 2005) that focuses on imparting values and necessary skills for the development of holistic personality of youth. The vision of Disha is “Transform Youth to Transform Nation”. The programs of Disha revolve around the theme “Know Your Self, Know Your Country and Know Your Culture“. This helps youngsters evolve into better human beings thereby enabling them to become the catalysts of social change. Certification Programs: 60-hour certification program on “Personality Development and Life Skills” based on Indian ethos is in progress in Bharatiya Samskruti Vidya Peetha. 40 enthusiastic students are getting a deep insight towards themselves on the background of our country […]

Disha – Workshops Report – June 2017 to March 2018

Wednesday, March 28th, 2018

Disha is a non-profit social initiative (started in 2005) that focuses on imparting values and necessary skills for the development of holistic personality of youth. The vision of Disha is “Transform Youth to Transform Nation”. The programs of Disha revolve around the theme “Know Your Self, Know Your Country and Know Your Culture“. This helps youngsters evolve into better human beings thereby enabling them to become the catalysts of social change. One-day Personality Development Programs: Highly motivating workshops encourage self-introspection, create a platform for free and frank discussions, provide exposure to values and skills and above all instil a sense of pride in our roots. The sessions are designed to […]

Utthita Trikonasana Extended Triangle Pose: Step-by-Step Instructions

Utthita Trikonasana Extended Triangle Pose: Step-by-Step Instructions

Sunday, March 25th, 2018

Step 1 Stand in Tadasana. With an exhalation, step or lightly jump your feet 3 1/2 to 4 feet apart. Raise your arms parallel to the floor and reach them actively out to the sides, shoulder blades wide, palms down. Step 2 Turn your left foot in slightly to the right and your right foot out to the right 90 degrees. Align the right heel with the left heel. Firm your thighs and turn your right thigh outward, so that the center of the right knee cap is in line with the center of the right ankle. Step 3 Exhale and extend your torso to the right directly over the […]

Inspiration for today’s youth: Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev & Rajguru

Inspiration for today’s youth: Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev & Rajguru

Sunday, March 25th, 2018

‘When power is misused, it translates into violence; but when it is used for achieving one’s Righteous goals, it amounts to justice.’ This revolutionary ideology was stated by the great revolutionary Bhagat Singh. ‘Any sacrifice will be inadequate to accomplish the greatest aim of freeing the motherland’, was the inspiring outlook of Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev and Rajguru, his associates in the freedom fight. Today is the day when these three great revolutionaries laid down their lives in their effort to achieve their goal ! 23rd March is the day that Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev attained Martyrdom. One example of the resoluteness of Sardar Bhagat Singh and his associates remains […]

Role of youth in Modern India - by Nandini

Role of youth in Modern India – by Nandini

Sunday, March 25th, 2018

The gentle push, the angry voice, the change makers, the burden bearers, all these adjectives fit the context perfectly when we talk about the youth. The young people have taken the modern India by storm. They want to be everything for the nation, the one that criticizes it the most and then gets up to shape it better. They fight for their own rights and everybody else’s, they support the right and protest against the wrong. They figure out the good and the bad and choose their role accordingly. The youth is full of ideas, they have the finger on the pulse, so they are best suited for the nation […]

Crisis and Character - Article by Anusuya Kashi, Asst Professor, Vivekananda College of Pharmacy

Crisis and Character – Article by Anusuya Kashi, Asst Professor, Vivekananda College of Pharmacy

Sunday, March 25th, 2018

Crisis can strike anyone, anytime, anywhere. You can never anticipate it and that’s the reason why your reaction to it is an instinctive one. Some people think that crisis can serve to build character and maybe it’s true, but that happens much, much later, after the crisis has passed, and only if one is inclined to learn by introspection and insight. At the moment when catastrophe strikes, you can only exhibit the character ingrained in you.   Seen someone panicking when things go wrong? That person is likely to be of an anxious temperament. The people who stay calm when disaster strikes? They’ve probably spent a lifetime cultivating that composure. […]

Real Padman - Arunachalam Muruganatham

Real Padman – Arunachalam Muruganatham

Sunday, March 25th, 2018

A school dropout from a poverty-stricken family in Tamil Nadu’s Coimbatore is an unlikely social crusader tackling one of India’s most menacing health crisis — menstrual hygiene. But Arunachalam Muruganantham is nothing less than an anomaly. While most men squirm at the mention of menstruation or sanitary napkins, Muruganantham just couldn’t bear to see his wife use a dirty rag for her periods. And today, here he is, helping millions of Indian rural women afford low-cost sanitary napkins. He believes that our country cannot be called ‘developed’ if we cannot make mothers of this nation healthy. ‘By looking at Mumbai, Kolkata and Delhi, we cannot say our nation is developed. […]

Vivekananda Jayanthi 2018 - Report of interactive sessions

Vivekananda Jayanthi 2018 – Report of interactive sessions

Wednesday, February 14th, 2018

We are very happy to share the report of the 156th Vivekananda Jayanthi conducted by Disha. Swami Vivekananda, one of the greatest visionaries of the world, had great faith in channelizing the youth power towards nation building. His electrifying words has been motivating millions and millions of people towards serving the nation and leading a life of fulfillment. Since 2008, Disha is conducting Swami Vivekananda Jayanti to spread the message of Swamiji to various institutions through inter collegiate competitions and sessions. This being the 11th year, Disha celebrated Vivekananda Jayanti in a unique way reaching to a large number of youth. Two important features are – · One-hour Interactive Sessions on “Manifest […]

MY NATION – MY PRIDE

Sunday, March 26th, 2017

1.     The term “Bharata” means, “the one who is engaged in search for knowledge”2.     Though Bharata has fought back many invasions, we have never invaded any country3.     This country stand united in spite of diversities in food, language, culture etc4.     The oldest and the largest epics of the world are Indian – The Ramayana and The Mahabharata5.     Ayurveda, Surgery and Yoga are the major contributions of Bharat to the field of medicine6.     According to Forbes Magazine July 1987, Sanskrit, the mother of all languages, is the most suitable language for computer software7.     Currently, 65% of India’s population is youth – the greatest asset for the world’s prosperity8.     India is the […]

10th Annual Swami Vievkananda Jayanti Celebrations - Report

10th Annual Swami Vievkananda Jayanti Celebrations – Report

Sunday, February 5th, 2017

DISHA Charitable Trust for Value Initiatives, an NGO started in 2005,aims to provide holistic education with value education as the vehicle. The main focus of Disha is “Know Your Self, Know Your Country and Know Your Culture“. Taking inspiration and education ideals from Swami Vivekananda, a great visionary monk, Disha is successfully conducting workshops for the student and teaching community to make education complete and thereby taking the legacy of this rich heritage forward. Since 2008, Disha is conducting Swami Vivekananda Jayanti to spread the message of Swamiji to the youth towards nation building. This year, being the 10th Annual Swami Vievkananda Jayanti, Disha celebrated in a unique way. Two […]

Swami Vivekananda – A monk with a mission

Tuesday, January 31st, 2017

Swami Vivekananda – A monk with a mission When India was in the darkest phase of her history, there came a monk who showed the world about her glorious culture. He is the uniting factor in this divided world A Youth icon who added life to years than adding years to life We all wish to become “jack of all but master of one”. However, Swamiji’s life shows us that he was “master of all”. Patriotic monk and a reformer Pioneer in preaching seva as the mission of life(atmano Mokshartham Jagaddhitaya cha) He believed in blending the best of west and east for material and spiritual upliftmen Swamiji envisioned Bharat […]

Train the Trainers Program - Report

Train the Trainers Program – Report

Tuesday, June 7th, 2016

We take pleasure in informing you that DISHA conducted a well-appreciated Train the Trainer program on 4th and 5th June 2016 at Rashtrothana Parishat, Chamrajpet. The training program saw an enthusiastic participation from 35 people, from a diverse background right from software professionals to homemakers, from different parts of Karnataka such as Bengaluru city, Belagavi, Tiptur, Gulbarga, Chickballapur, Vijayapur, Koppala and Bengaluru Rural.  The participants were sensitized towards need for an organization like Disha,which creates awareness among youth on country, culture and personality development based on values.  During the training, the participants were made to experience “Mock Disha” workshop that we generally conducted for students. The rest of the training program […]