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Teachers’ Orientation Camp at VKV Baragolai

The Teachers’ Orientation Camp was organised from 14th to 17th August 2015 at VKV (NEC) Baragolai for the teachers who have completed around 7 years in VKVs of Assam and Nagaland, and also the Principals or Vice Principals of these Vidyalayas. A total of 85 senior teachers (51 gents & 34 ladies) including the heads of the Vidyalayas attended this camp, of which the objective was “Consolidation and Strengthening” of our academic activities.

The camp was inaugurated on 14th August at 4:30 pm in the gracious presence of Dr. Debasish Sarkar, GM, NEC, CIL, Margherita and H. Hanumantrao Ji, Jeevanbrati Karyakarta and All India Treasurer of Vivekananda Kendra Kanyakumari and Sushri Reboti Devi, Joint Secretary, VKSPV. In the Udghatan Satra, Hanumant Ji addressed the participants on the topic “Mananeeya Eknathji’s Vision for VKVs and our Mission”.

The camp started every day in the morning with Pratahsmaran, Pranayam and Yogabhyas and ended at night with Prerana Se Punarutthan. Apart from the subject related sessions throughout the day, there were Geet Abhyas, Krida Abhyas and Bhajan Sandhya in the evening hour.

The participating teachers were divided into 3 groups: Varna (the language group), Samaj (the Social Science Group) and Raman (the Science and Math group). The sessions for language group were conducted by Sri Sawpon Dowerah, a retired Academic Director of SEBA on 15th and Sri R. R. Prasad, Principal, Guru Teg Bahadur Academy on 16th. The sessions for the Social Science were conducted by Sri Kuldip Mazumder, Sr. Lecturer, DIET, Nalbari. On the other hand the sessions for the Mathematics and Science group were conducted by Sri Vivek Ponshe Ji, an eminent resource person from Gyana Probodhini, Pune, Maharashtra.

Apart from the subject sessions a few common lectures were held during the workshop. They were: “Modern Approach to Learning: Constructivism” -by Vivek Ponkshe Ji, “MEJSP: A Milestone for Vivekananda Kendra” by Pravin Ji on 15th, “Teacher’s Attitude: Professional Ethics & Professionalism” by Hanu Ji and “Improving Communication Skills of Teachers” by Sarita Dasgupta, Communications Cell, “Developing Learning Skills of Children” by Vivek Ji on 16th, “Dealing with the Challenges in Teacher's Profession” by Hanu Ji and “Motivating Slow Learners” by Vivek Ji on 17th.

The Valedictory Programme was graced by Sri Dimbeswar Kakoti, DGM, APL, Namrup as Chief Guest. Sri Vivek Ponshe Ji was felicitated by Hanumant Ji with an Eri Chadar. Hanu Ji delivered the concluding address, in which he highlighted the importance of ‘love and forgiveness’ in teacher’s profession.