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Launching of VK AICYAM

An interactive meeting to discuss the Vivekananda Kendra and the the Vivekananda Kendra Academy of Indian Culture, Yoga and Management [VK AICYAM] activities was held on 11 May, 2014 at Paderu, Visakhapatnam district. 48 teachers from single teacher schools and teachers of Vigyan Bharathi High School, Paderu attended. Speaking on the occasion Sri Krishna Mohan, Seva Pramukh, Bharateeya Vidya Kendram of the region spoke about the importance of documentation of our traditional practices for posterity. As teachers it is our responsibility to pass on the cultural heritage of our ancestors, he said.

Kum Sujatha, Prant Sangathak, Andhra Pradesh and Secretary, Vivekananda Kendra Institute of Culture, presented the Vivekananda Kendra Activities with a focus on the VK AICYAM. A lively discussion followed culminated in a decision to organise a Symposium on Birth, Marriage and Death Ceremonies amongst the Vanavasi Communities of Visakhapatnam district. Smt. Pramoda, Nagar Pramukh, Vizianagaram appreciated the teachers' enthusiasm especially for taking out time to attend the meeting.

The spirited involvement of teachers in collecting and disseminating of such information will fulfil the vacuum of cultural education, she said.