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 […]

Vivekananda Jayanthi 2016 - Report of Inter-collegiate competitions

Vivekananda Jayanthi 2016 – Report of Inter-collegiate competitions

Friday, January 29th, 2016

Namaste, DISHA is happy to update you about the overwhelming response we received for the 9th Annual Vivekananda Jayanthi Celebrations Grand Finale. On January 27th, Maharani Lakshmi Ammanni College for Women (MLACW) and DISHA jointly organized inter-collegiate competitions on account of Swami Vivekananda Jayanthi. The competitions included “My action plan for the holistic development of a student” a presentation by teachers and three competitions for students namely a speech on “Transforming Indians to Transform India”,dumb charades on topic India and Group song (patriotic theme).   The day started with an invocation prayer by the students of MLACW followed by lighting of the lamp by dignitaries. A brief introduction about DISHA […]

REPORT OF VIVEKANANDA JAYANTI 2016 - INTERACTIVE SESSIONS

REPORT OF VIVEKANANDA JAYANTI 2016 – INTERACTIVE SESSIONS

Monday, January 25th, 2016

Disha is a non-profit social initiative (started in 2005) that aims to provide holistic education through imparting values. Disha endeavors to guide and catalyse young minds to carry forward the rich and glorious legacy of our motherland. Disha conducts Personality Development Programs for students by boosting the physical, emotional, intellectual, social and spiritual quotients through One day workshop which focus on KNOW YOURSELF, KNOW YOUR COUNTRY and KNOW YOUR CULTURE.. Disha is celebrating Vivekananda Jayanthi Celebrations since 8 years with an intention of spreading the message of Swami Vivekananda to the youth of this country. This year DISHA celebrated in a unique way by reaching out to institutions to conduct […]

Vivekananda Jayanthi : Inter Collegiate Competitons – 2015

Friday, March 27th, 2015

Date : Jan 16, 2015 Time : 10:30am – 2:00pm MLACW in association with DISHA conducted Inter-Collegiate competitions for students of UG and PG courses. There was an overwhelming response from the student community with 36 students from over 20 colleges participating in the speech competition and 65 teams(130 students) from 20 colleges participating in the collage contest. Speaking on the topic “What it means to be a Hero?”, students exhibited a remarkable ability to articulate their thoughts with clarity and creativity.  The whole audience felt that the youth have the right heroes in their mind amidst the celebrities. The collage contest saw myriad ideas presented on the topic “INDIA […]

2-day National Conference on Value Initiatives in Institutions of Higher Learning: Key to Youth Empowerment.

2-day National Conference on Value Initiatives in Institutions of Higher Learning: Key to Youth Empowerment.

Friday, March 27th, 2015

DISHA Charitable Trust for Value Initiatives, a non-profit social initiative headquartered at Bengaluru and Maharani Lakshmi Ammanni College for Women (MLACW), Malleswaramconducteda 2- day national conference on “Value Initiatives in Institutions of Higher Learning: Key to Youth Empowerment.”The conference was held on 3rd and 4th February, 2015 at MLACW and Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru. The photos of the conference http://dishabharat.org/photo-gallery/?album=NationalConferenceOnValueInitiativesInInstitutionsOfHigherLearning2015  HIGHLIGHTS OF THE CONFERENCE H.E.Vajubhai Vala, The Governor of Karnataka inaugurated the conference Rev. Swami Atmapriyanandaji Maharaj gave the keynote address for the program Sri.Anant Kumar, Hon. Union Minister for Chemicals and Fertilizers has sent a message for the conference to be successful 12 Vice Chancellors were an active […]

One-day Workshop in Sahyadri College, Shimoga on Mar 24,2015

Thursday, March 12th, 2015

Date : Mar 24, 2015 Time : 9:30AM to 4:30PM UG Students Topic : Know your Self, Know Your Country and Know Your Culture Venue : College Auditorium Brief Report – AN UNFORGETTABLE DAY  First time, we did a workshop in Shimoga and it is one of the best programs that we have done till date.. The students were very interactive and participated very well.. The whole team felt that they are very less corrupt in minds When we asked for their feedback, everyone wanted to speak and finally we had to stop after some 15students feedback. This shows that how successful was the program. One of the facilitator told […]