Report of 2-day residential program conducted by DISHA at Prashanti Kuteeram

Report of 2-day residential program conducted by DISHA at Prashanti Kuteeram

Sunday, May 6th, 2018

Youngsters listening with rapt attention to an elderly Yogi. Waking up at dawn and saluting the rising sun through yogasanas. Dancing with an ecstasy born out of an intense experience of Krishna bhakti. Voluntarily falling at the feet of elders to seek their blessings. Taking a vow to lead the rest of their lives in keeping with the precepts of Dharma. Did reading this make you imagine a setting of disciples in an ashram in ancient times? Well, we’re sorry to disrupt that fantasy, but we must explain that this, is actually, a bird’s eye view of DISHA’s 2-day residential program held in March 2018 ! At 2 pm on […]

Disha Success Story : Blossoming from within

Disha Success Story : Blossoming from within

Friday, May 4th, 2018

Mallesh, a 10th std. student studying in Kengeri government high school had a drastic change in his life after he went through our Disha – VivekaVikasa Life skills and value sessions in their school when he was in 9th std. In one of our session which focused on “Family Values,” many students  were in tears by the end of the class and Mallesh was touched so much that, he came and prostrated to us saying you all have changed my way of thinking. The same day he apologized to his parents for the mistakes he had done till now and also promised that he will take good care of his […]

Success Story - Prajwal Kumar - Spark of Volunteerism

Success Story – Prajwal Kumar – Spark of Volunteerism

Sunday, April 29th, 2018

Inspired from the Regular Ongoing session by Disha – Viveka Vikasa in Mookambika school, a student, Prajwal Kumar who is now pursuing his 2nd PUC commerce in Kumarans college, decided to give back something to the society. The seva activities through which he is contributing to our motherland from past 2 months are 1) Taught in orphanage for children during their exam preparation time. 2) Helped in preparing content for summer camps 3) Conducted summer camps in government schools 4) Helped in data entry for building contact base of students 5) Made videos for NGO’s and institutions. 6) Covered around 20 schools and 15 apartments for “Give Paper Back” campaign – […]

Mangal Pandey - First Spark of Indian Independence

Mangal Pandey – First Spark of Indian Independence

Friday, April 27th, 2018

                          Mangal Pandey, (born July 19, 1827, Akbarpur, India—died April 8, 1857, Barrackpore), Indian soldier, whose attack on British officers on March 29, 1857, was the first major incident of what came to be known as the Indian, or Sepoy, Mutiny (First War of Independence). Pandey was born in a town near Faizabad in what is now eastern Uttar Pradesh state in northern India, although some give his birth place as a small village near Lalitpur (in present-day southwestern Uttar Pradesh). He was from a high-caste Brahman landowning family that professed strong Hindu beliefs. Pandey joined the army […]

Encourage Youth To Vote

Encourage Youth To Vote

Friday, April 27th, 2018

Youth are the assets of any country and their role towards nation-building cannot be ignored. And in a democratic country like India, it becomes all the more important for the young people to know their rights and duties well and also to participate in the democratic process. Exercising one’s franchise is one of the most important aspects of a representative democracy. India is world’s largest democracy and also home to the world’s largest youth population. However, not every youth is inclined to cast the ballot. Call it apathy, ignorance, or disenchantment, but a major chunk of our young population has lost trust in the political process. A series of money-laundering […]

Self Awareness - Importance and steps to enhance

Self Awareness – Importance and steps to enhance

Friday, April 27th, 2018

Introduction We usually identify our existence with our position in society, our friends and family, the needs and desires of our body, and the emotional and intellectual expressions of our mind. For example: We might say ‘I am a student studying economics, I have three sisters and live in London’. We rarely take the time to contemplate the real nature of our existence; to ask the question, “Who am I?” Self awareness is about learning to better understand why you feel what you feel and why you behave in a particular way. Once you begin to understand this concept you then have the opportunity and freedom to change things about […]

Virabhadrasana - Step by step with benefits

Virabhadrasana – Step by step with benefits

Friday, April 27th, 2018

Virabhadra is a mythological character created by Lord Shiva, and this pose derives its name from there. The Virabhadrasana I is an asana honoring the feats of a legendary warrior. Hence, it is also called the Warrior 1 pose. This asana is considered to be one of the most graceful postures in yoga, and it adds a whole lot of beauty to the workout. Duration: 20 seconds on each leg Repetitions: 1 Strengthens: Ankles, Thighs, Shoulders, Calves, Arms, Back Stretches: Ankles, Navel, Groin, Thighs, Shoulders, Lungs, Calves, Thorax, Neck How To Do The Virabhadrasana 1. Stand erect and spread your legs about three to four feet apart. Your right foot should be in the […]

Sadguru Jaggi Vasudev - Pursuit of Life

Sadguru Jaggi Vasudev – Pursuit of Life

Friday, April 27th, 2018
Dr.Prakash Baba Amte - Light to the tribes

Dr.Prakash Baba Amte – Light to the tribes

Friday, April 27th, 2018

Have you ever wondered whether it is possible for a kid to play with a python around his neck or a grown up to feed a leopard and other animals of the wild? Yes, it is possible at ‘Animal Ark’, Hemalkasa, home to Dr Prakash Baba Amte and his family and a haven to all the wild animal orphans of the region. The selfless efforts and the outpour of love and care from Dr Prakash Amte and his wife Dr Mandakini Amte has shown that man and animal can indeed live together as family members.  How did Dr. Prakash Baba Amte’s ‘Animal Ark’ happen? It all began in the 70’s when the doctor duo […]

Honesty Test passed by school students

Honesty Test passed by school students

Thursday, March 29th, 2018

6 students of class VII, Rashtrotthana Vidya Kendra had attended Value Classes and later shifted to the school Global Academy For Learning. When they were in class VIII, a teacher wanted to give important probable questions for the class unit test and hence started dictating the questions.  Instead of copying down the questions on their note books, the students closed their ears(Unbelievable right!!). When the teacher asked for the reason, they remembered the honesty class attended and told that, “We have taken a resolve to follow the honesty for our entire life.”

Success Stories - SDM Ayurvedic College, Bangalore

Success Stories – SDM Ayurvedic College, Bangalore

Wednesday, March 28th, 2018

Disha conducted personality development program in SDM College of Ayurveda in Bangalore. All the students participated enthusiastically and took the message very well to their hearts. After a month, when Disha went on a follow-up program and there we could find a lot of success stories. One of such is described below. Donation Box:] Few students have formed a group and they have initiated a social contribution box in the entrance of the college. Everyday students put money as much as they can in the box. At the end of the semester, from the donations they have got, students are planning to educate rural poor and needy children. Students said […]

Viveka Vikasa – School Project of Disha : Report from April 2017 to March 2018

Wednesday, March 28th, 2018

Regular on-going sessions for  students: Blossoming Programme The program focuses on overall personality development of students through audiovisuals, games, stories, interactive sessions, activities etc. Activities based sessions encourages self introspection, create a platform for free and frank discussions, provide exposure to values in life and mainly instills a sense of pride in our heritage and ancestry. The sessions are designed to enhance the physical, emotional, intellectual, social and spiritual quotients of students for holistic development. Duration and frequency of sessions: 10-12 sessions of 40 minutes once in a fortnight ACTIVITY Report OF ACADEMIC YEAR 2017-18 The program starts from June and ends with Swami Vivekananda Jayanti celebrations. The impact of […]