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Rural Development Programme March Month Activities

1 “Sri Rama Jaya Rama” Mantra was chanted during Deepa Pooja, Shivalinga Pooja and daily by our Balwadi school children, cultural class students and during monthly meetings by our Balwadi teachers and Social Workers. Every month nearly 7, 72,361 times mantras were chanted in 84 localities.

2 Through 74 Balwadis, 2,007 rural Children were nurtured.  In all the Balwadis, Malt along with hygienically prepared highly nutritive lunch with vegetables was served during the day. And in the evening vitamin-rich cereals were provided to the children.

3 In our Medicare Programme, 1895 patients were examined and treated for various common ailments, through 14 Rural Medical Centers in Kanyakumari, Nellai and Thoothukudi districts.

4 Eye camps were conducted at 2 places, in Kanyakumari, and Nellai districts in which 577 were treated for their eye ailments and 153 were operated for cataract.21 persons given  eye drops and 21 persons given spectacles.

5 In 191 Samskara Vargas, 7320 students participated.  The students were taught about the values of Indian Culture, through games, lectures & lessons.  The feelings of oneness were strengthened among participants, through patriotic songs and games.

6 Under Adopt a Grannie Programme, 30 destitute and old people were provided with monthly solatiums, in the form of rice, dhal, oil, etc., for their livelihood and 112 persons provided rice only, in Southern four districts of Tamilnadu.

7 Monthly Deepa poojas were organized in 214 village temples in five districts of Southern Tamilnadu, in which 9452 ladies participated and offered prayers for the welfare of self, family and the society.

8 Under Amrita Surabhi Scheme, our Kendra workers collected 1227 Kgs of rice from  five  districts.

9 Through various branch centers, including Thoothukudi A.O. and book stalls, literature books were sold for Rs. 1,98,823 /-

10 Vivekavani Subscriptions for 114 for one year, subscriptions were collected. Mananeeya Eknathji Janma Sathi Parvan through special campaign 165 ADP, 56 LDP and 5 PP Patrons collected.

11 80 women are being benefited in 4 Self Help Groups in Kanyakumari district.     

12 Yoga Varga has been conducted at 02 places,  Kovilpatti and  Aruppukottai in which 26 persons attended.

13 Swadhyaya Varga has been conducted at one  places,  Kovilpatti and  Aruppukottai in which 13 persons attended

14 4 tailoring units are functioning well in Nellai & Kanyakumari districts with the total attendance of 81.

15 Shivalinga Poojas were conducted at 03 places in Kanyakumari District and 236 members participated.

16 Durga Pooja was conducted at 03 places, in Kanyakumari District in which 231 devotees participated.

17 Anna Pooja was performed at Ramnad district and 650 devotees participated in the function and 58065 kgs rice collected.

18 Vacs College Boys Camp conducted at Kanyakumari from 05.03.2015 to 08.03.2015. 187 students from 32 Colleges  and 2 Parents participated in this camp.

19 1008 Deepa Pooja was conducted in Vallioor ( Nellai District) Sri Subramania Swami Temple and Ottapidaram ( Thoothukudi District) Sri Viswanathasamy Temple where 1715 devotees participated from 72 villages.

20 Swami Vivekanandar Jeyanthi Vizha was performed at 18 places in 4 district and 7550 devotees participated.

INSPIRING INCIDENTS

M.Sekar, Clerk, Vallioor  Thirunelveli District
In Vivekanandapuram Kanyakumari, during the times of  Vinayagar Chathurthi and Sri. Eknathji’s memorial day, for the purchase of vegetables we went to the market at Vallioor. We were able topurchase all types of vegetables. But it was very difficult to purchase a kind of small size banana. We were searching and in one shop only one bunch of bananawas available. We asked the price of the bunch of banana and he said for Rs.400/-. We bargained for Rs.350/-  and told him it is for Vivekananda Kendra. Immediately he gave it with free of cost without any money as donation to Vivekananda Kendra. The effect of the word Vivekananda Kendra has impressed him very much which made me to wonder.

C.Saraswathy, Social worker, Ambasamudhram – Tirunelveli District
Our Vivekananda Kendra Balwadi at Adaichani is functioning for the past 28 years. All the students who studied in our balwadi are working in various fields having good characteristic qualifications, one such student is Mr.P.Lakshmanan who studied very well and will participate in cultural class competitions and getting prizes. Later on he has completed. B.E., and now working in Indian Overseas Bank, Tiruchendur. When I approached him to participate in the cultural class competitions and he gave Rs.1000/- as donation for the prizes to be distributed and also assured me that in future also he will help for each and every function. I wondered that the student who studied in our balwadi has become to a good position and helping for the balwadi.

R.Ariyapalaneeswari, Social Worker – Ramnad District
In Ramnad book exhibition was conducted and 170 shops were there. So many people all school students visited the exhibition. The District collector used to visit in alternative days to the exhibition and will not forget to come to our book stall and enquire about the sales. All other owners, of the shops came to us and asked the reason for the visit of the District collector to our book stall. This made me to feel so proud about our Vivekananda Kendra.