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CONTENTS

1. General Events..........................2 2. NSS/NCC Activities....................6 3. Publications..............................6 4. Sports Activities........................7 5. Literary, Cultural and Skill Competitions.....................8 6. Placement Activities.................9 7. New Appointments.................10 8. Extension / Outreach Activities.................................10 9. Visitors....................................10 10. Department / Association Meetings, Training, Seminars, Workshops, Visits and Student Activities...................11 11. Thesis Undertaken by Students / Projects Undertaken By Staff................16 12. Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda University, Vidyalaya Campus, News........16 13. National and Regional Events.21 14. International Events................21 15. All Vidyalaya Institutions Details of Total Strength..........22 16. Rural Development Programme.............................22 17. News About Other Events held in Commemoration of Swami Vivekanandas 150th Birth Anniversary...........24 18. News from abroad on Swami Vivekanandas 150th Birth Anniversary Celebrations........26 19. UNESCO Chair in RKMVU, Coimbatore Campus................27 20. Swami Vivekananda Ratha Yatra.............................28

From the Secretarys Desk


Dear friends, members of Vidyalaya, and students, Warm greetings for the New Year! This year will be a significant and a memorable year for all of us since we will all be paying our tribute to Swami Vivekananda by way of observing various celebrations in commemoration of his 150th Birth Anniversary celebrations (1863-2013). As you all might know, the occasion is being celebrated with a lot of enthusiasm the world over. It is also an opportune moment, for our youth especially, to realize that Swami Vivekananda fittingly deserves to be our national ideal. For, there is not a great leader who has not drawn inspiration from him. Mahatma Gandhiji said, I have gone through his works very thoroughly, and after having gone through them, the love that I had for my country became a thousand-fold. Jawaharlal Nehru said, Where can you find a man like him? Study what he wrote, and learn from his teachings, for if you do, you will gain immense strength. Take advantage of the fountain of wisdom, of spirit, and of fire that flowed through Vivekananda! Subash Chandra Bose said, Swamiji harmonized the East and the West, religion and science, past and present. Rabindranath Tagore said, If you want to know India, study Vivekananda. And Sri C. Rajagopalachari summed up thus: We therefore owe everything to Swami Vivekananda. May his faith, his courage and his wisdom ever inspire us so that we may keep safe the treasure we have received from him. Our activities this year will therefore be centred on Swami Vivekanandas 150th Birth Anniversary. And as a fitting tribute to him, the Vivekananda Ratham will be flagged off from the Vidyalaya in April 2013. Besides recalling Swami Vivekanandas wandering days in India and especially in Tamil Nadu, the Ratham will spread across his life and message and awaken the spirit of the masses. After touring for around 300 days, the Ratham will be received at Ramakrishna Math, Chennai, in January 2014. A tentative schedule of the Vivekananda Ratha Yatra through the various towns and villages of Tamil Nadu is given in page no. 28 of this newsletter and the final schedule will be uploaded on our website shortly. So, we look forward to your active involvement in the Ratha Yatra celebration, wherever you are. Thanks to the powerful and inspiring ideas of Swami Vivekananda, the Vidyalaya has continued to provide man-making education curricular education integrated with values and discipline to around 7000 students every year, as is evident from the following pages of the newsletter. Here are the highlights of major events that were held during the last six months: D Inauguration of RMVACE (Ramakrishna Mission Vidyalaya Academy for Competitive Exams) D Launch of Ramakrishna Darshanam, a full-length Tamil Feature Film D Inauguration of the Ramakrishna Mission Vidyalaya Charitable Dispensary D Signing of an MoU with VE Commercial Vehicles Ltd. for the setting up of a State-of-the-art Automobile Workshop in our Industrial Training Institute D A National-level Workshop on Employer-based Curriculum Designs in Physical Education in Maruthi College of Physical Education D A National-level Conference on Recent Trends in Marketing in our College of Arts and Science D A seminar on Technologies for Yield Maximization of Commercial Crops in our Institute of Agriculture and Rural Development D An orientation programme on Teaching Mental Mathematics to Visually Impaired Children in the Faculty of Disability Management and Special Education, RKMVU D A National Workshop on Career Oriented Curriculum in Physical Education in Faculty of General and Adapted Physical Education and Yoga, RKMVU D A National Workshop in the form of a Follow up Special Board of Studies Meeting for review of the existing syllabi for Physical Education courses in the Faculty of General and Adapted Physical Education and Yoga, RKMVU D Rural Development Work in Sri Bharathi Nagar including educational support to the rural children in T.A.T. Kalanilayam and the inauguration of a Multipurpose Hall Sri Aurobindo said, Behold, Vivekananda still lives in the soul of his Mother and in the souls of her children. On this noble occasion, let us invoke Swami Vivekanandas blessings and dedicate ourselves to his mission and vision. Yours in the service of the Lord, Swami Abhiramananda
Secretary

Swami Vivekananda Ratha Yatra

Vidyalaya N e ws
A biannual newsletter of the Ramakrishna Mission Vidyalaya Institutions, Coimbatore

July - Dec. 2012 Volume 16 Issue 2

Celebrating Swami Vivekanandas 150th Birth Anniversary (1863-2013)

GENERAL EVENTS
Celebrations and Functions Kalvi Valarchi Naal, a day earmarked to observe Sri Kamarajars birthday, was celebrated on 15 July 2012 in the various schools of the Vidyalaya. Literary competitions were held on this occasion. The Dept. of Social Work of the College of Arts and Science organized celebrations in the Panchayat Union Middle School, Selvapuram. The Ramakrishna Mission Vidyalaya Academy for Competitive Exams (RMVACE), a joint venture of the Vidyalaya with Swami Vivekananda Foundation, a voluntary organization, and Samkalp, New Delhi, was inaugurated on 22 July 2012. The purpose of the academy is to provide coaching, training and guidance to students who aspire for a career in the Civil Services. More than five hundred students from various colleges in Coimbatore participated. Smt. Hema Karunakaran, IPS, Deputy Commissioner of Police (L&O), Coimbatore, presented the Inaugural Address. The Keynote Address was delivered by Sri C.V. Gopinath, Sr. DDG and former Ex. Officio Addl. Secretary, Govt. of India. Sri Santosh Taneja, Founder, Samkalp IAS Academy, Delhi, delivered the Special Address. Swami Abhiramananada, Secretary, Ramakrishna Mission Vidyalaya, delivered the Presidential Address. Sri A. Senthil Kumar, FounderPresident, Swami Vivekananda Foundation, was present as the Special Guest. An interactive session was arranged in the afternoon to facilitate the aspiring students to interact with Sri D. Jeysundar,

IAS, who emerged successful in the recent civil services exam. Following this, Sri Santosh Taneja and his team conducted a counselling session for the participants. More than a hundred students got their names enrolled in the academy on this occasion. The 66th Independence Day was observed on 15 August 2012 at the Ramakrishna Mission Vidyalayas Maruthi College grounds. Around a thousand students from the various institutions of the Vidyalaya took part in the Independence Day Parade. Swami Abhiramananda hoisted the national flag and delivered the Independence Day Address. Inspector (GD) Sri G. Ramakrishna, and Inspector (GD) Sri Amit Kumar, CRPF, Coimbatore, served as judges to select the best marching contingent. This year, the Faculty of General and Adapted Physical Education and Yoga, RKMVU, won the rolling trophy. First-year students from the Vidyalayas Gandhi Teacher Training Institute, Institute of Agriculture and Rural Development, Industrial Training Institute, Polytechnic, and the two faculties of Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda University, numbering 573 in all, participated in the Vidyarthi Homa conducted on 16 August 2012 at the indoor stadium. In commemoration of the 175th Birth Anniversary of Bhagavan Sri Ramakrishna and the 150th Birth Anniversary of Swami Vivekananda, a full-length Tamil Feature Film titled Ramakrishna Darshanam was launched on Friday, 17 August 2012, at the Venkatakrishnan indoor stadium. The film is produced by Sri G. N. Dass, G.N.D. Vision International Private Limited, Singapore. An old student of the Ramakrishna Boys Home, Ramakrishna Mission, Singapore, Sri G. N. Dass has produced this film in a spirit of total devotion and on a non-commercial basis. Students from all our institutions and the general public came in large numbers to watch the film. The film is already being screened in theatres in Chennai and is likely to be shown in theatres in Coimbatore shortly. Sri N. Sundaradevan IAS, Former Additional Chief Secretary, Government of Tamil Nadu, and a well wisher of Ramakrishna Math and Mission, has been appointed as the Honarary Chief Liaison Officer, Ramakrishna Mission Vidyalaya, Coimbatore.

RMVACEInauguration

RMVACEPresidential Address

RMVACEAudience

RMVACEInaugural Address

RMVACEAudience

Vidyarthi Homa

Independence Day Celebration Vidyalaya News

Vidyarthi Homa

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A one-day orientation programme for teachertrainers of the Sustained Graded Value Education Programme (SGVEP) was held in the Vidyalaya on 4 September 2012. Twenty-nine teachers from different parts of Tamil Nadu attended the one-day programme. Ramakrishna Mission Vidyalaya College of Education had organized the programme. The annual Swami Vivekanandas Chicago Address Recitation Competition was held for students of all the institutions of the Vidyalaya and the faculties of the Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda University on 10 September 2012 this year. Abridged addresses of Swami Vivekananda culled from his Lectures from Colombo to Almora, besides his two famous addresses delivered at the Parliament of Religions in Chicago in 1893, were selected for the recitation, and the competitions were conducted in Level/Category Name of student English, Tamil, and Hindi. Preliminary rounds were held at the respective institutions during August and the first week of September. At the institutionallevel, three prizes worth Rs. 1,000, Rs. 750, and Rs. 500 in cash and books were awarded to the top three students of each institution in each language category. The first prize winners from each institution again competed for a special prize at School-level, Higher-Secondary/Post-Matric-level, and Collegelevel at the function held on 10 September 2012 and the best reciting-student from among them were each awarded a special prize of Rs. 2,000 worth of cash and books. Swami Abhiramananda presided over the function and distributed the prizes. He also inspired the audience with his speech on the significance of Swami Vivekanandas Chicago Addresses. The list of special prize winners is given below: Institution Swami Shivananda Hr. Sec. School (EM) Swami Shivananda Hr. Sec. School (EM) Swami Shivananda Hr. Sec. School (EM) Polytechnic Swami Shivananda Hr. Sec. School (TM) FDMSE, RKMVU College of Arts and Science FDMSE, RKMVU

Ramakrishna DarshanamFull-length Tamil Feature Film - Inauguration

Ramakrishna DarshanamFull-length Tamil Feature Film - Inauguration

Class/ Course School-level Tamil R. Swathi IX Std. School-level English S. Udaya Chandrika IX Std. School-level Hindi P. Siddarth VIII Std. Hr. Sec./Post-matric Tamil S. Naresh Kannan III DME Hr. Sec./Post-matric English R. Logesh XII Std. Hr. Sec./Post-matric Hindi Shesharao DEd (VI) College-level Tamil A. Selvakumar II BSc(IT) College-level English Ms. Thenmozhi BEd (MR) The renovated two-storey Monks Quarters Annexe and the Dining Hall behind the Central Office of the Ramakrishna Mission Vidyalaya was inaugurated by Rev. Swami Somanandaji Maharaj on 10 September 2012. Forty-five monastic members including heads of various branch centres of Ramakrishna Math and Mission from all over India stayed in the Vidyalaya between 17 and 22 September 2012 on the occasion of Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsas idol consecration function held in Ramakrishna

Ramakrishna DarshanamFull-length Tamil Feature Film

Math, Coimbatore, on 18, 19 and 20 September 2012. Monastic members of the Vidyalaya offered their services in various capacities. NSS Volunteers and students of the College of Arts and Science

Ramakrishna DarshanamFull-length Tamil Feature Film

Swami Vivekanandas Chicago Address Recitation Competition

Swami Vivekanandas Chicago Address Recitation Competition

Swami Vivekanandas Chicago Address Recitation Competition

Swami Vivekanandas Chicago Address Recitation Competition

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assisted in serving food and crowd-control activities. In order to cater to the growing need of medical service to a population of around 8000 students and 2000 staff members and their families in the Vidyalaya besides a large number of underprivileged people residing in the surrounding area, the dispensary of the Vidyalaya was revived with effect from October 2012. A function was held on 10 October 2012 to inaugurate the Ramakrishna Mission Vidyalaya Charitable Dispensary which is located in the renovated premises where the Balwadi was formerly functioning. Besides regular general consultation, the dispensary also offers consultation by specialists for the following:Orthopedics, neurology, pediatrics, cardiology, gynaecology, diabetes, skin, asthma, dental, eye, ENT, general surgery, etc. On an average, around 150 patients have been visiting the dispensary for consultation every day. As part of the medical services, a series of medical camps were held. A Dental Camp was organized in our indoor stadium in association with Vivekananda Dental College, Tiruchengode, on 30 October 2012. Around 4000 students and staff members of the Vidyalaya attended the camp. This was followed by a free Diabetic Camp on 25 November 2012 in the indoor stadium. Around 300 people attended the camp. An Asthma Camp was held on 30 December 2012 and around 200 patients benefited. Kalaimagal Vizha was celebrated from 16 to 18 October 2012 at the indoor stadium. As in every

Inauguration of renovated two-storey Monks Quarters Annexe

Renovated two-storey Monks Quarters Annexe

Inauguration of Dining Hall

InaugurationRamakrishna Mission Vidyalaya Charitable Dispensary

Charitable Dispensary - Patients waiting area

Renovated Dining Hall

Charitable Dispensary - Consultation

Charitable Dispensary - Pharmacy

Renovated Dining Hall

Charitable Dispensary - Laboratory

Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsas Idol Consecration Function at the Math (visit by Monks) Vidyalaya News

Charitable Dispensary - X-ray unit

Charitable Dispensary - Dental Chair

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year, the programmes on the three days focused on literature, music, and drama, in that order. Sri Krishna Jagannathan, Tamil Nadu State Joint Coordinator, Dharmarakshna Samiti, Chennai, inspired the audience with his speech on the topic Vallamai Thaaraayo on 16 October 2012. Smt. Sriranjani Ramkumar and Selvi Sruthilaya Ramachandran rendered devotional songs of Bharathiar, Papanasam Sivan and Periyasamy Thooran on 17 October 2012 and on the following day, students from various institutions of the Vidyalaya enthralled the audience with an exciting cultural performance depicting Indian culture, tradition, and folk arts. The threehour presentation included many folk and traditional dances by the various institutions, and dramas titled Mahakavi Kalidas by students of Vidyalaya High School, Gurudeva Sri Ramakrishna by students of the College of Education and Gandhi Teacher Training Institute and Dasavataram by students of the Faculty of Disability Management and Special Education, RKMVU. An Awareness Programme On Competitive Examinations for School Children was conducted on 16 November 2012. Swami Abhiramananda, Secretary, Ramakrishna Mission Vidyalaya, delivered the benedictory address. Prof. C. Sivaramakrishnan, former Prof. (Physics), Ramakrishna Mission Vidyalaya Polytechnic College, gave the introductory address and Dr. T. Ilangovan, Chief Coordinator, RMVACE, conducted the programme. Sri A. Senthilkumar, Founder-President, Swami Vivekananda Foundation,

Kalaimagal Vizha - Talk: Sri Krishna Jagannathan

Kalaimagal Vizha - Devotional Songs

Charitable Dispensary - Eye-test

Charitable Dispensary - Free Dental Camp

Kalaimagal Vizha - Dance

Charitable Dispensary - Free Dental Camp

Charitable Dispensary - Free Dental Camp

Kalaimagal Vizha - Dance

Charitable Dispensary-Free Dental Camp

Kalaimagal Vizha - Drama

Kalaimagal Vizha - Drama

Charitable Dispensary-Free Dental Camp - Dentists

Kalaimagal Vizha - Drama

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Coimbatore, gave the felicitation address. Sri G. Hemanthakumar and Capt. Ganesh Raj served as the Resource Persons for the awareness programme. The programme was held in three batches. Disaster Management at Nanjiah Lingammal Polytechnic College, Mettupalayam, on 8 August 2012. An NSS Camp was held at Panchayat Union Middle School, Selvapuram, Coimbatore, from 21 to 27 December 2012. College of Arts and Science A Space Festival 2012 was jointly organized by NASA, DRDO, ISRO and the Bharathiar University from 9 to 14 July 2012. Two NSS Programme Officers and 53 NSS volunteers extended their services in crowd control and car parking areas. A Mountain Trekking programme to Palamalai hills was held on 28 July 2012. In all, 272 NSS volunteers, 6 NSS programme officers and the Principal participated in this programme. A one-week NSS Special Camp was held from 23 September 2012 at Umapalayam Village, Odanthurai Panchayat. The camp was inaugurated by Swami Chakradharananda. Around 300 NSS Voluntaries and 6 Programme Officers participated in the programme. At the valedictory function held on 29 September 2012, Swami Abhiramananda, Secretary, Ramakrishna Mission Vidyalaya, delivered a special address. Swami Sahanananda also addressed the volunteers.

NSS/NCC ACTIVITIES
Awareness Programme on Competitive Examinations for School Children
Swami Shivananda Higher Secondary School An NCC Camp was held from 21 to 30 July 2012 at Kumaraguru College of Technology, Coimbatore. A ten-day NSS special camp was held between 23 September 2012 and 2 October 2012 at Sri Bharathi Nagar. Around 25 NSS volunteers guided by their planning officer Sri K. Singaravelan were involved in carrying out many social welfare activities during the camp. NCC Day was observed on 24 November 2012. A drawing competition was held to mark the celebrations. Sri Komakan, Coimbatore Environment Awareness Movement, delivered a speech on the values of trees and the importance of preserving forests. Polytechnic Sri R. Sathyanarayanan, NSS Programme Officer, and five NSS volunteers attended a one-day training on

Awareness Programme on Competitive Examinations for School Children

Awareness Programme on Competitive Examinations for School Children

PUBLICATIONS
Awareness Programme on Competitive Examinations for School Children
College of Arts and Science Name of the author Dr. C. Jayabalakrishnan, HOD and Research Scholars, Dept. of Chemistry Title of the article Name of the journal Journal of Molecular Structure National / International Issue, vol. no., page no., year

Awareness Programme on Competitive Examinations for School Children

Awareness Programme on Competitive Examinations for School Children Vidyalaya News

Synthesis, Characterization, DNA Interaction and in Vitro Cytotoxicity Activities of Ruthenium (II) Schiff base Complexes Corrosion Protection Dr. G. Amirthaganesan Pitting of Low Nickel Stainless and Dr. J. Ravichandran, Steel by Electropolymerized Associate Professors, Conducting Polymer Coating Dept. of Chemistry in 05 M Nacl Solution Synthesis, Structure, Dr. G. Amirthaganesan Thermal and NLO and Dr. M. Dhandapani, Characterization of Associate Professors, 4-hydroxy tetramethyl Dept. of Chemistry piperazinium picrate Crystals

International Vol. 1030, Peer reviewed p.95-103, Journal 2012 Vol. 34, no.3, p.5639, 2011

Journal of Bulletin International of Material Peer- reviewed Science Journal

International Journal of Chemical Sciences Peer-reviewed Journal

Vol. 24, no.4, p. 95161, 2011

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Name of the journal National / International Issue, vol. no., page no., year Vol.4, no.17, Sep. 2012

Name of the author Dr. K. Kandappan, Principal, Sri. C. Selvakumar, PhD, Research Scholar

Title of the article

Occupational Awareness of Rural Women Workers in Hen Poultry Farm, Coimbatore District, South India DNA- binding, Catalytic oxidation, C-C coupling Dr. C. Jayabalakrishnan, reactions and antibacterial Head, activities of binuclear Dept. of Chemistry Ru(II) thiosemicarbazone complexes: Synthesis and spectral characterization Dr. K. Nagaraju, Associate Professor, Dept. of Social Work Sri P. Selvaraju, Asst. Professor, Dept. of Cooperation

The senior-level kabbadi team won the divisionallevel winners title in a match held on 9 November 2012 and thus qualified to take part in the state-level matches. Nagarajan, XII Std., won the second place in the high jump event in the Inter-school District-level Athletic Meet held on 20 November 2012 at GKD Matriculation School, Coimbatore. Polytechnic On 27 July 2012, the Annual Sports Meet of the college was conducted. Swami Devarchanananda hoisted the national flag. Sri K. Senthil Kumar, an alumnus of the DCRE 1992 batch and at present working as Project Engineer (Civil), Qatar, hoisted the Sports Flag. Sri P. Palanisamy, an alumni of the DMRE

International Journal of Current International Peer- reviewed Research and Journal Review

Journal of Advanced Research

International Vol.3, Peer reviewed p. 233-43, Journal 2012

Journal of Health Status of the Elderly Research, in Rural Areas Extension and Development International Year of Co-operatives 2012 A Reminder Again Tamil Nadu Journal of Cooperation

International no.2, Peer reviewed Vol.1, p. 727 Journal 17-20, National Journal P. Dec. 2012

College of Arts and Science (SF Wing) Name of the author Dr. R. Sridhar, Head, Department of Computer Application Title of the Article Prediction of Risk in Breast Cancer Using Fuzzy Logic Tool Box in Matlab Environment Name of the Journal International Journal of Current Research National / Inter- Issue, vol. no., national page no., year International Vol. 4, issue 9, p. 72-9, Sep. 2012

Polytechnic - Annual Sports Meet

SPORTS ACTIVITIES
Vidyalaya High School The school team won the second place in the North Zone Khokho competition for under-17 held on 4 September 2012. Swami Shivananda Higher Secondary School In the North Zone sports meet, students of the Tamil medium school won the following events: basketball and khokho (super-senior category); kabaddi, basketball and khokho (senior category); and kabaddi (sub-junior category). Evanjelin Devadharshini, VIII Std., won the third place in the discus throw event in the athletics competition conducted by Coimbatore District Athletics Association as part of the Republic Day Zonal-level Sports Meet held on 25 August 2012.

The zonal-level inter-school sports meet was held on 10 September 2012 at Nehru Stadium, Coimbatore. In the under-14 category, students of the school won the first prize in high jump; second prize in long jump and 4x100 m relay and the third prize in 100m, 200m, 400m and long jump. In the under-17 category, students won the first prize in 800m, first and second prizes in 1500m events and third in 4x100 m relay. In the under-19 category, students won the first prize in high jump and discus throw and third prize in 4x100 m relay. The school under-14 and under-17 Kabaddi teams won the district-level winners title after the matches held in October 2012. R. Nagaraj, XII Std., won the first place in the district-level high jump event held on 16 October 2012.

Polytechnic - Annual Sports Meet

Polytechnic - Annual Sports Meet

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Senthil Kumar, observer from the Tamil Nadu Physical Education and Sports University, Chennai, was present for the valedictory function. Dr. A. Pushparajan, Secretary of the college, delivered his address and distributed the prizes to the winners and runners-up. The college team won the volleyball tournament and claimed the runners-up position in khokho. The Tamil Nadu Physical Education and Sports University Inter-collegiate Athletic Meet was organized by Selvam College of Physical Education, Namakkal, from 1 to 3 November 2012. Following students won various prizes: R. Rajkumar, BPEd, won the first place in triple jump and the second place in long jump; the team comprising S. Vasantha Kumar, P. Tamilselvan, R. Manojkumar, BPEd, K. Prabhakaran, II MPEd, won the third place in 4 x 400m relay. College of Arts and Science M. Dineshkumar, II BCom (Coop) and M. Arunkumar, II BSc (IT) represented the Asian Seven-aside Indo-Nepal International Football Championship held at Nepal from 29 June to 1 July 2012. The Indian team won the tournament. In the 27th Coimbatore District Junior Athletic Championship 2012 held at Nehru Stadium, Coimbatore, on 10 and 11 July 2012, V. B. Pradeep, I BCom, won the first prize in discus throw and the second prize in shot put; D. Anbarasu won the second prize in pole-vault; N. P. Namesh won the third prize in hammer-throw and K. Aravindakumar won the third prize in pole-vault. V. B. Pradeep, I BCom, won the first prize in shotput and the second prize in discus-throw in a competition organized by the Sports Development Authority of Tamil Nadu on 1 September 2012. The college team secured the first place in the Bharathiar University Inter-collegiate Softball Tournament held at the college grounds from 11 to 13 October 2012. V. B. Pradeep, I BCom, secured the second place in discus throw and K. Aravindha Kumar, I BSc, secured the third place in pole vault in the Bharathiar University Inter-collegiate Athletic Meet held at Nehru stadium on 19 October 2012.

(1983-84 batch) and at present the Proprietor, Thirumal Copper Alloys, Coimbatore, delivered the valedictory address and gave away the prizes. The college kabaddi team won the Divisionallevel IPAA Kabaddi Tournament held at SNG Polytechnic College, Madukkarai, on 16 and 17 August 2012. The college team won the Divisional-level IPAA Table Tennis Tournament held at PSG Polytechnic College on 7 and 8 September 2012. Maruthi College of Physical Education The college volleyball team secured the third position in the State-level Inter-Collegiate Volleyball Tournament and won a cash prize Rs.3,000. The event was organized by the American College, Madurai, from 8 to 10 August 2012. R. Rajkumar, BPEd, secured the third place in the triple-jump event of the 20th Karunya Evangeline Memorial Tournament (South India Level) held at Karunya University from 28 to 30 August 2012. The National Sports Day was observed by the staff and students of the college and those of RKMVUs FGAPEdY on 31 August 2012. On this occasion, the 11th Dhyan Chand Seven-a-side Hockey Tournament was organized. Sri R. Ramakrishnan, Hockey Coach, SDAT, Coimbatore District, was present as the chief guest. In the Tamil Nadu Physical Education and Sports Universitys intercollegiate ball badminton tournament held at Koviloor Andavar College of Physical Education, Koviloor, from 3 to 7 September 2012, the college team won the runners-up position. In the Tamil Nadu Physical Education and Sports Universitys intercollegiate hockey tournament held at Tamil Nadu Physical Education and Sports University, Chennai, from 10 to 14 September 2012, the college team won the runners-up position. The Tamil Nadu Physical Education and Sports University Inter-collegiate Tournaments (2012-2013) in volleyball, shuttle badminton, khokho, tennis and table tennis were organized by the college on 26 and 27 September 2012. Dr. P. K.

LITERARY, CULTURAL AND SKILL COMPETITIONS


Vidyalaya high School Students of the school won the first and second prizes in the IX/X Std. category of the Yoga Competition held at Perks Matric. Hr. Sec. School on 12 August 2012. The school band troupe bagged the first prize for the 6th consecutive time in the band competition for schools in Coimbatore and Tiruppur districts held at Kikani Hr. Sec. School on 19 August 2012. In the Coimbatore District Union-level Literary Competitions conducted by the Dept. of Education

Poly - Annual Sports Meet

MCPE - Inter-collegiate Tournaments

MCPE - National Sports Day

MCPE - Inter-collegiate Tournaments

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in September 2012, our students won many prizes. In the oratorical competition, R. Prasad won the second prize in the VI to VIII Std. category and I. Harish Prabhakar won the first prize in the IX/X Std. category; in the drawing event, R. Mukesh won the second prize in the VI to VIII Std. category; K. J. Sabari Manikandan won the third prize in the IX/X Std. category of solo acting and the X Std. students won the second prize in group bharatanatyam. In the literary competitions organized by SSA at AVB Higher Secondary School, Coimbatore, on 10 October 2012, students won the following prizes: V. Vignesh won the second prize in drawing event (IX-X category); P. Ajithkumar won the third prize in oratorical event (IX-X category); P. Parameshwaran won the essay-writing event (IX-X category); and R. Mukesh won the third prize in drawing event (VI-VIII) category. T.A.T. Kalanilayam Middle School A drawing competition for IV to VI Std. students of the school on the theme Fuel and Water Conservation was conducted in October 2012. The best five sketches were sent to the Dept. of Education. Swami Shivananda Higher Secondary School A. Gokulakrishnan, IX Std. and A. Nandakumar, VII Std. won the first and third prizes respectively in the district-level drawing competition for differently-abled students conducted by Nature Art Creations Foundation, Coimbatore, on 24 July 2012. Students of the English Medium School, M. Yuvaraj, V Std. and N. Vishal, VII Std. won the first places in their respective categories along with a cash award of Rs.2000/- and a memento in a drawing competition conducted by GKD Matric Hr. Sec. School on 30 July 2012. K. Vijayaragavan, VIII Std, Tamil Medium School, won the third place and a cash award of Rs.1000/- in the same competition. In the union-level Science Quiz organized jointly by the Tamil Nadu Science Congress and Thulir, a Tamil Magazine on Science, on 28 July 2012, students won the first prize in both VI to VIII Std. category and IX/X Std. category and also the second prize in the XI/XII Std. category. In the district-level the school team won the third place in both the IX/X Std. and XI/XII Std. categories. The competition was held at SNS College of Arts and Science, Coimbatore, on 4 August 2012. The Dept. of School Education organized the Zonallevel Inter-School Cultural Competitions between 28 and 30 August 2012. Students of the school won many prizes in quiz, speech, singing, folk dance and instrumental music competitions held at different levels. Following students of the English medium school won prizes in the Zonal level competitions held at Presentation convent, Coimbatore: S. V. Kaviraj, VIII Std. won the first prize in harmonium contest; S. Kavin Muthukumar, VIII Std. won the first prize in tabla; N. Vishal, VIII Std. won the third prize in drawing; R. S. Mayur, VII Std. won the first prize in English recitation; and S. Sivaguru, VI Std. won the first prize in English essay-writing. In the District-level Science Exhibition held at Nehru Maha Vidyalaya, Coimbatore, on 9 November 2012, the school team displayed three working models. College of Arts and Science P. Rajavel, II MSW, won a cash award of Rs. 10,000/- in an elocution competition organized by Youth Red Cross, Chennai, in August 2012. He also won a cash award of Rs. 750/- in another elocution competition organized by PSG College of Technology Alumni Association. He also won the first Prize in an elocution competition conducted by Rathinam College of Arts and Science, Coimbatore, on 10 December 2012. College of Arts and Science (SF Wing)

In the Gurupuja Literary Competitions for students held in October 2012, 475 students participated in the school-level and 70 students took part in the college-level. Winners will be awarded prizes on 6 January 2013, the Gurupuja Day. K. Mohammed Rafiq and J. Vishnu Prasad won the third prizes in the IQ and Marketing events organized by Sri Krishna College of Arts and Science on 8 August 2012. Other General Events In the Swami Vivekananda Quotation-Recitation and Quotation-writing Competitions organized by the monthly magazine Ramakrishna Vijayam, a publication of the Ramakrishna Math, Chennai, about a thousand students from our various Vidyalaya institutions participated and won prizes.

PLACEMENT ACTIVITIES
Industrial Training Institute A function was held on 6 July 2012 at the GKD auditorium to celebrate the Annual Day and 100% Placement of the 2012 batch in various reputed organizations. Swami Abhiramananda, Secretary, Ramakrishna Mission Vidyalaya, delivered the benedictory address. Appointment orders were handed over to students by Sri R. Rajendran, Director (Finance), Lakshmi Machine Works Ltd., Coimbatore. Students secured placements in ABT Limited, Abirami Motors, Sovereign Syndicate Electricals and Sri Sivasakthi Food Processing and Trading (P) Ltd. Polytechnic A Placement Training Workshop was conducted on 16 and 17 August 2012 for the benefit of the final year students. Resource persons from Career Guidance Department of the Bharathiyar University

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and KPR Institute of Management, Coimbatore, conducted the workshop. The PG Department of Social Work, in coordination with the Coimbatore Corporation, conducted a Health Awareness Programme on 23 July 2012 for the slum people at Chairman Raj Nagar, Saibaba Colony. Dr. T. Nalini, Medical Officer, Coimbatore Corporation, delivered a talk on the topic Health is Wealth. In all, 106 people benefited from this camp. The PG Department of Social Work conducted a Tree Plantation Programme at Panchayat Union Middle School, Selvapuram, on 3 August 2012. The PG Department of Social Work in coordination with G. M. Eye Hospital, Mettupalayam, conducted an Eye Camp at Narasimmanaickenpalayam on 25 August 2012. Twenty-seven persons were identified for free cataract operation. In all, around 160 persons attended the camp. Another Eye Camp was conducted on 26 August 2012 in association with Sankara Eye Hospital, Coimbatore at Chairman Raj Nagar. The camp was attended by 184 persons. Twenty of them were identified for free cataract operation. Yet another Eye Camp was held in coordination with G.M. Eye Hospital, Mettupalayam, at No.4, Veerapandi, on 8 September 2012. Ninety people attended the camp and 17 were identified for free cataract operation. A Dental Camp was conducted by the PG Dept. of Social Work in association with Sri Ramakrishna Dental College, Coimbatore, at Selvapuram village on 22 September 2012. In all, 93 people benefited from the camp.

NEW APPOINTMENTS
Swami Shivananda Higher Secondary School Sri S. Kumaresan, was appointed as the B. T. Teacher (Tamil) with Sri S. Kumaresan effect from 4 July 2012.

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EXTENSION / OUTREACH ACTIVITIES


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Maruthi College of Physical Education Students and staff members of the college, along with those of the Faculty of General and Adapted Physical Education and Yoga, served as officials or referees during various sports events held in the institutions of the Vidyalaya and in other institutions. College of Arts and Science

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The Dept. of Social Work of the College of Arts and Science organized celebrations in the Panchayat Union Middle School, Selvapuram, on 15 July 2012 marking the occasion of Kamarajars birthday, which is observed as Educational Development Day. A Blood Group Identification Camp was conducted on 16 and 17 July 2012 for the I Year UG students.

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VISITORS
Industrial Training Institute Visitors to the institute between July and December 2012 were: Sri M. Karthik Raja and S. Sankar Prasath, Birla White Cements; and Sri K. Shankar Narayanan, Manager, Business Development, Siemens Ltd., Bangalore; Sri Radhakrishnan, Assistant Project Officer, Regional Directorate of Municipal Administration, Tirupur; Community advisors from Coonoor, Kotagiri, Ooty, and Gudalaur municipalities; Sri A. Nandakumar, Head, customer Service, VE Commercial Vehicles Ltd.; and Sri K. Kathirvel, Regional Joint Director of Training, Coimbatore Region.

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DEPARTMENT / ASSOCIATION MEETINGS, TRAINING, SEMINARS, WORKSHOPS, VISITS AND STUDENT ACTIVITIES
Vidyalaya High School Rainbow FM, a radio channel, held a group discussion on 27 June 2012 in memory of Helen Kellers birthday. Swami Tatprabhananda, along with I. Harish Prabhakaran of IX Std. participated in the live broadcast. Mukhizhkum Malargal, the Students Club, presented a cultural programme which included 4 dances, 2 dramas, a chorus song, and a keyboard performance on 26 August 2012. The event was witnessed by around 300 parents. On this occasion, prizes were distributed to the winners of various literary competitions. Dr. Bharathkumar, Ramakrishna Mission Vidyalaya Charitable Dispensary, delivered a talk on Health and Hygiene on 5 December 2012 for the benefit of the students. T.A.T. Kalanilayam Middle School An Eye Camp was conducted by K.G. Eye Hospital on 6 December 2012. Seven students were identified with vision defects and recommended for free treatment. Four special children of our school, ten students from Swami Shivananda Higher Secondary School and one student from Vidyalaya High School had the opportunity of participating in an interactive session with Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam at a function held in Kikani Matric. Hr. Sec. School, Coimbatore, on 14 December 2012. Swami Shivananda Higher Secondary School The teachers accompanied the students of XI Std. to the Space Festival jointly organized by NASA and ISRO at Bharathiar University, Coimbatore, on 11 July 2012. On 30 August 2012, free laptop computers were distributed to the higher secondary students. Swami Garishthananda presided over the function and Sri P. R. G. Arunkumar, President, Periyanaickenpalayam

Town Panchayat, was the Chief Guest. The inaugural ceremony of the Tamil Literary Association was held at the GKD Auditorium on 12 October 2012. Sri K. Kuppulingam, Retd. Tamil Teacher, Periaputhur, Karamadai, was the special invitee for the occasion. The Annual Day and Hostel Day celebrations were held at the Venkatakrishnan Indoor Stadium on 19 October 2012. Sri M. Shanmugam, Secretary of the school, welcomed the gathering. Sri C. Paramasivam, Headmaster, presented the annual report. Swami Abhiramananda, Secretary, Ramakrishna Mission Vidyalaya, delivered the presidential address. Dr. R. Gopalakrishnan of Aravakuruchi, an alumnus of the school, was the chief guest. After the prize distribution function, the students staged a cultural performance. Free bicycles under the Tamil Nadu Governments scheme were distributed to 123 boys and girls of higher secondary (I year) on 25 October 2012. Swami Samahitananda presided over the function. A two-day Life Skill Education Seminar was held in the school campus with the support of the Dept. of School Education on 29 October 2012. Forty-four teachers from various schools of Coimbatore district attended the event. A School-level Science Exhibition was held on 30 October 2012. Thirty scientific models were exhibited in the schools science laboratories. The best two exhibits were chosen to compete at the District-level Science Exhibition. L. Ramprasad, a visually challenged student of Std. XII, received the Chief Ministers Cash Award of Rs.30,000/- for having secured the distinction of being the second rank holder among the visually challenged students at the state-level in the SSLC examination held in 2012. Industrial Training Institute All the second-year and welder trade students attended a guest-lecture on Apprenticeship Act Training Awareness Program conducted by Sri Kuppuraj, Apprenticeship Act Advisor, Govt. ITI, Coimbatore, on 11 July 2012. Staff members Sri M. Raveendar and Sri S. Balaji

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who were deputed for On-the-job Training at Batticaloa, Sri Lanka, returned on 17 August 2012 after their successful completion of the project. During their stay there, they imparted practical and theoretical training in Tractor Mechanic and Out Board Mechanic trades to the trainers and trainees of Vocational Training Authority, Government of Sri Lanka. Vasan Eye Centre conducted a free Eye Camp for the students on 3 September 2012. Around 415 students and 33 staff members attended the camp. Following eye tests, 74 students and 5 staff members were detected with minor vision variations and recommended to wear spectacles. priority in job placements in VE Commercial Vehicles Ltd. Swami Abhiramananda, Secretary, Ramakrishna Mission Vidyalaya, and Sri Vinod Agarwal, CEO, VE Commercial Vehicles Ltd., signed the MoU at a function organized in the premises of VE Commercial Vehicles Ltd., Indore, on 4 December 2012. Sri Murali, Principal, ITI, was also present on the occasion. As part of erection and commissioning of machinery and providing on-the-job-training in the trades of Automobile mechanics and aluminium fabrication for the trainers of Vocational Training Authority, Govt. of Sri Lanka, two staff members Sri M. Raveendar and Sri K. Ramaswamy departed for Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka, on 10 December 2012. Polytechnic College The Civil Engineering Association organized a guest lecture by Sri N. Swaminathan, Asst. Prof., Sri Sakthi College of Engineering and Technology, on the topic Sustainable Concrete for the 21st Century on 21 August 2012. On 5 September 2012, Teachers Day was observed. Dr. K. Murugesan, Prof. and Head, Dept. of Tamil, Kongunadu College of Arts and Science, Coimbatore, delivered a motivating lecture to the teachers. On this occasion, books titled Vetrikku Vithidum Asiriarkale were presented to all the teachers. The gift of books was an initiative by Swami Abhiramananda, Secretary, Ramakrishna Mission Vidyalaya, as a token of appreciation for all the teachers. M. Vishnu and S. Venkatasubramanian, III DIT, won the first prize for their paper presentation titled Cloud Computing in a state-level technical symposium organized by Jayaraj Annapakkiam CSI Polytechnic College, Nazareth, Tuticorin, on 7 September 2012. M. Mohamed Azarudeen and R. Thirumal Prasanna, II DME, won the second prize for their paper presentation titled Bio Fuels in a State-level technical symposium conducted at Periyar Centenary Polytechnic College, Vallam, Thanjavur. Engineers Day was celebrated on 14 September 2012. Swami Devarchanananda, Correspondent, presided over the function and released the e-Magazines in CD form. On this occasion, following guest lectures were organized by the associations:

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A 12-day Skill Upgradation Training programme for 10 technicians of MAK Controls and System Private Ltd., Coimbatore, was held from 4 to 13 September 2012. A two-day Master Training Programme in painting for 20 master craftsmen from Kerala was conducted in coordination with Aditya Birla White Cements Limited on 10 and 11 September 2012. Another similar programme was carried out from 24 to 26 September 2012 for 30 painters. In another similar programme held from 17 to 19 December 2012, 18 craftsmen from Tamilnadu participated. Ten trainees participated in the essay-writing competition and 23 trainees in the drawing competition on the theme Energy Conservation organized by Coimbatore Electricity Distribution Circle (North) on 28 November 2012. Four students from each event were selected to compete in the finals. A Memorandum of Understanding was signed between Ramakrishna Mission Vidyalaya and VE Commercial Vehicles Ltd. (a joint venture between Volvo Motors and Eicher Motors), Indore, for the setting up of a State-of-the-art Automobile Workshop in our Industrial Training Institute. The training to be provided in the workshop will give an opportunity to the trainees of our institute to get hands-on experience in handling automobiles including engines, cutouts, differentials, various gadgets, and other associated automobile spare parts. Besides being provided with certificates for undergoing the training, the trainees will be given

ITI - Master Training Programme

ITI - Master Training Programme

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Guest Speaker Sri A. Kuppuraj, Managing Director, Kuppuraj Civil Engineering Associates, Coonoor N. Sudhakar, Manager, Wind Mill Division, Mechanical Engineering Sri LME, Coimbatore Electrical and Electronics Sri A. Thiruvarimuthu, Electrical Consultant, Engineering Coimbatore Sri V. Madhavan, Systems Analyst, Information Technology Cognizant Technology Solution, Coimbatore The Information Technology Association organized a guest lecture on 1 December 2012 delivered by Sri R. Kalaiselvan, Team Leader, HCL Technologies, Chennai, on the topic .Net Programming. Gandhi Teacher Training Institute A Life Skill Education Programme organized by DIET was conducted in the institute on 5 November 2012. Headmasters from matriculation schools, high schools and higher secondary schools in Coimbatore attended the programme. Institute of Agriculture and Rural Development Rev. Swami Suviranandaji, Assistant Secretary of Ramakrishna Math and Mission, Belur Math, visited the Nakshatra Vanam on 20 September 2012 during his visit to attend the idol consecration function of Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa at Ramakrishna Math, Coimbatore. Many other monks from different centres also visited. Dr. E. Tamilarasan, Veterinary Asst. Surgeon, Rural Veterinary Dispensary, Govanur, Coimbatore, trained the students on the topic Vaccination of Dairy Cattle against Foot and Mouth Disease on 26 September 2012. In association with the National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD), the college organized a one-day seminar on 4 October 2012 on the topic Technologies for Yield Maximization Association Topic Execution of Construction Works Young Engineers of India Electrical Maintenance Software Industries

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of Commercial Crops. Swami Abhiramananda, Secretary, Ramakrishna Mission Vidyalaya, delivered the benedictory address and Swami Tatprabhananda gave the welcome address. Twenty-five farmers attended the seminar, besides the staff and students of the institute. State Bank of India donated a Mahindra Tourister Minibus to the institute in the month of October 2012. A function was held on 5 October 2012 to launch the bus and also to convey our appreciation to the authorities of the bank for their generous contribution. Swami Abhiramananda, Secretary, Ramakrishna Mission Vidyalaya, delivered the Benedictory Address. Sri S. Krithivasan, General Manager, Coimbatore Head Office, Sri Sandeep Seth, General Manager, Coimbatore, Sri R. Krishnaswami, Regional Manager, Coimbatore RBO, SBI, spoke on the occasion. Swami Tatprabhananda delivered the vote of thanks. The annual Bouquet Show was organized on 30 October 2012. Swami Abhiramananda, Secretary, Ramakrishna Mission Vidyalaya, inaugurated the event. In the preparation of their bouquets, students had used flowers, leaves and plant parts that are ecofriendly and available in our own campus. Monastic members and heads of various institutions of the Vidyalaya visited the show. All the bouquets were evaluated by a team and the ones prepared by P. Gopinathan, K. Mohanraj and V. Naveenkumar were adjudged as the best three.

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Donation of Mini-bus to IARD by SBI

Donation of Mini-bus to IARD by SBI

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Maruthi College of Physical Education A one-day workshop on Chess was organized by the college in association with the Faculty of General and Adapted Physical Education and Yoga, RKMVU, on 13 July 2012 at the GKD Auditorium. Sri K. Rajasekar, Kids Chess Academy, Madurai, served as the Resource Person. Students of the college and those of Swami Shivananda Higher Secondary School attended the programme. A National-level Workshop on Employer-based Curriculum Designs in Physical Education was organized on 18 August 2012 at the GKD Auditorium. Swami Abhiramananda inaugurated the workshop and delivered the benedictory address. Besides 42 external delegates, 138 students from Maruthi College of Physical Education and 145 students from the RKMVU, FGAPEdY attended the workshop. Dr. PJ. Sebastian, Professor, RKMVU, FGAPEdY, Dr. K. Chandrasekar, Professor, Department of Physical Education, Madurai Kamarajar University, Dr. P. Samraj, Professor and Head, Department of Physical Education, Tamil Nadu Physical Education and Sports University, Dr. S. Alagesan, Professor, RKMVU, FGAPEdY, Dr. M. R. Srinivas, Principal-cum-Chairman, Bangalore University College of Physical Education and Dr. V. Gopinath, Professor, Department of Physical Education and Sports Sciences, Annamalai University, acted as resource persons. Dr. Pramod Kumar, Scientist, Salim Ali Centre, Coimbatore, gave a guest lecture on 21 September 2012 on the topic Need for Preserving Forests. The annual Leadership Training Camp at Poondi was held from 6 to 12 October 2012 for all the students of the college and those of the Faculty of General and Adapted Physical Education and Yoga, RKMVU. A State-level Workshop and Referee Examination on Athletics was organized on 8 and 9 November 2012. Dr. E. Amudhan, Asst. Professor, co-ordinated this programme. Students of the Faculty of General and Adapted Physical Education and Yoga, RKMVU, also attended. Sri S. Elango, Librarian (SG), attended a nationallevel workshop on Research Techniques and Methods in Library and Information Science organized by KPR School of Business, Coimbatore, on 23 and 24 November 2012. College of Arts and Science In commemoration of the International Cooperative Year 2012, the PG and Research Departments of Cooperation conducted a Youth Awareness Programme in the college. Dr. S. Poornima, Associate Professor, Business Management, delivered the special address. A one-day seminar on Environmental Studies Save Environs and Save Life was organized on 9 October 2012 at the GKD Auditorium. Dr. D. Anandagopal, Principal, RV College of Arts and Science, delivered the inaugural address. College of Arts and Science (SF Wing) Staff members of ePalmLeaf ITES Pvt Ltd., Sri G. Nagarajan, Managing Director, Sri G. Gurumoorthy, CTO, and Sri R. Kannan, VPOperations, delivered talks on Opportunities in ITES Companies on 2 July 2012. Third year students of BCom and BCom(CA) attended the programme. Sri A. Venkatesh Prabhu, Flying Officer, Indian Air Force, New Delhi, delivered a talk on the topic How to Succeed in Competitive Exams? on 17 July 2012. J. Hari won the best paper award for his paper presentation titled Leadership in the International Seminar on HR in the Era of Global Mobility held on 18 July 2012 at Kongunadu Arts and Science College, Coimbatore. A seminar titled How to Succeed in Group Discussion was conducted by Sri K. Srinivasan, Professor, Dept. of English, Lotus Academy, for the

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MCPE - National-level Workshop on Employerbased Curriculum Designs in Physical Education

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third-year year students of BSc(CS), BCA and BSc(IT) on 18 July 2012. Sri A. Giridhar, Customer Relationship Manager, Easy Design System, delivered a guest lecture on .NET for the MCA students on 31 July 2012. Classes for IT Enabled Services were started on 6 August 2012 for BCom (CA) students. Sri Nagarajan, CEO, ePalmleaf Pvt Ltd. and Mrs. P. Peachi, Asst Manager, Taxation, Deloitte, Chennai, were present for the inauguration function. Dr. R Sridhar, HOD, Dept. of Computer Application, delivered a talk on GIS Modeling and Techniques in the workshop on Geo Spatial Technology and Application held on 20 August 2012 at JSS University and sponsored by DST. Sri Vinoth Kumar, Director, Matrix Mind Technology, and Sri Vijay, Project Leader, Accenture, delivered a talk on Android Application Development on 27 August 2012. A National-level Conference on Recent Trends in Marketing was held on 28 August 2012. Swami Harivratananda inaugurated the event and Sri G. Srinivasan, Former Vice President, Wipro, and Cofounder & Director, Rural Shores, delivered a talk on the topic Innovative Practices in Marketing. Dr. S. Nakkiran, Professor, Ambo University, Ethiopia, delivered the Valedictory Address on the topic Current Scenario in Marketing. In all, 215 students from 21 colleges participated in this conference. The following dignitaries conducted the technical sessions: Sri G. Nagarajan, Director, Epalmleaf, Bangalore; Dr. S. Saravanan, Head, Dept. of Commerce with IT, Dr. NGP College of Arts and Science; Dr. K. Gomathesswaran, Head, Dept .of Commerce, CMS College of Science and Commerce; Dr. M. Revati Bala, Head, PG and Dept. of Commerce, Kongunadu Arts and Science College; Dr. V. Vellachami, Head, PG and Research, Dept. of Co-operation, Ramakrishna Mission Vidyalaya College of Arts and Science; and Dr. D. Padma, Asst. Professor, Dept. of Commerce, Sri Saraswathi Thiyagaraja College. As part of the association meetings held during the period between July and December 2012, various thought-provoking documentaries such as Water Crisis and Deforestation, Self-Motivation, Natural Resources of Environment, Confidence of Physically Challenged People, Indian Economy, Yuva, etc. were screened for the benefit of the students. Videos on developments in Information Technology such as Android Application Program, History of Seagate Hard Disk and Modern Technology of Science were screened especially for the benefit of students pursuing IT, Computer Science and BCA courses. Sri V. Vijay and Sri Vinothkumar, Matrix Mind Technologies, Coimbatore, delivered a talk on the topic Android Application on 8 September 2012. J. Hari won the second prize for his presentation of a paper titled Marketing Strategies of Employees Cooperative Societies in an international seminar on Economic Recession and Strategies of Cooperatives held at Tiruppur Kumaran college for Women on 9 September 2012. A meeting was convened on 12 October 2012 to develop a mobile application to transfer the health data of the public from PHC. Dr. M. Pritviraj, Executive Secretary, Karnataka State Council for Science and Technology, Sri Hemanthkumar, Fellow and Principal Investigator, NRDMS, Dr. R. Sridhar, Head, Dept. of MCA, Dr. S. Balasubramaniam, Director, Research, JSS University, and Sri Konda Reddy, CTO, Valuesoft Solutions, Bangalore, attended the meeting. While application development will be done by our students in association with Valuesoft, data collection will be done by the medical students of JSS University. BSc (IT) students attended a seminar on the topic Radio Frequency Identification during their association hour held on 11 October 2012. The college has been listed in the website www.indiaeduservices.com, a website for educational services launched by Intel on 7 December 2012. G. Naveen, Senior Manager, AES Technologies Pvt. Ltd., delivered a talk on 15 December 2012 on the topic Opportunities in Accounting Services for the benefit of the students.

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College of Education Dr. G. Subramonian, Associate Professor, and Sri S. Senthilselvam, a PhD student, attended a three-day International Conference on Gandhian Educational Principles and Practices for the Emerging Global Scenario organized by Kerala Gandhi Smarak Nidhi, Thycaud, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, from 25 to 27 July 2012. Dr. S. Rajaguru, Associate Professor, acted as a resource person in a one-day seminar on Qualitative Research organized by Sri Sarada College of Education, Salem, on 24 August 2012. Dr. N. Muthaiah, Principal, acted as a resource person in the training programme organized by Ramakrishna Ashram, Salem, on 27 October 2012 at Vidya Mandir Matric. Higher Secondary School, Rasipuram. Dr. G. Subramonian, Associate Professor, acted as a Resource Person in a Research Colloquium organized by Sri Sarada College of Education, Salem, on 22 November 2012. Dr. S. Rajaguru, Associate Professor, acted as a Resource Person in a Refresher Course organized by the Academic Staff College, Bharathiar University, Coimbatore, on 24 November 2012. A one-day seminar on the topic, Action Research and its Applications was conducted for the students on 30 November 2012. Papers were presented by MPhil and PhD students. The Gurupuja drawing competition for school students was held in the college on 6 and 7 December 2012. In all, 177 students from 21 high schools and 81 students from 11 higher secondary schools participated. Prizes will be distributed on the occasion of Gurupuja on 6 January 2013. A one-day seminar on Statistical Applications in Research was held on 14 December 2012 for the MPhil and PhD scholars. Dr. V. Gopinath, Associate Professor, School of Physical Education, Annamalai University, served as the resource person. A two-day workshop on ELT An Eclectic Approach was held for BEd and MEd students on 15 and 16 December 2012. Sri M. Vasudev, Former Regional Director, NCTE-SRC, Bangalore, and Sri Mallikarjuna Reddy, NGO, Hyderabad, acted as the resource persons.

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College of Arts and Science MPhil / PhD degree viva-voce exam was conducted for the following candidates: S. No. Name of the candidate Department Name of the supervisor Title Degree / Month of award

A Study on the Performance Appraisal of Agricultural PhD, 1 S. Chenniappan Cooperation Dr. N. Baluswami Producers Cooperative Marketing July Societies in Coimbatore District, 2012 Tamil Nadu Synthesis, Characterization and PhD, 2 G. Raja Chemistry Dr. C. Jayabalakrishnan Applications for Ruthenium (II) / July (III) Schiff Base Complexes 2012 Design, Fabrication and PhD, Performance Analysis of a mixed Aug. 3 R. Thangavel Physics Dr. K. Perumal mode natural convection solar dryer with metal matrix absorber. 2012 Preparation and Characterization PhD, of Jet Nebulizer Sprayed SnO2, Aug. 4 N. Sethupathi Physics Dr. K. Perumal In2O3 and In2O3:Sn (Ito) Thin 2012 Films for Psi Solar Cells A Study on Organizational MPhil, Climate and Job Involvement 5 S. Shobi Social Work Dr. M. R. Natesan Sep. Among Employees in K. G. 2012 Apparels Private Ltd., Coimbatore Experimental Analysis on Distillate Rate of CCC Coupled Solar Still, Built-In CCC Solar Still, PhD, 6 T. Arunkumar Physics Dr. R. Jayaprakash Nov. CPC Tubular Solar Still and PCM 2012 Integrated Concentrator Coupled Solar Still Systems College of Arts and Science (SF Wing) Dr. R. Sridhar, Head, Department of Computer Applications, presented a Project Proposal on the topic Cognitive Measure of Consciousness Using Knowledge Management for Effective HR Development at Department of Science and Technology, Hyderabad, on 11 October 2012.

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GENERAL EVENTS The Seventh Convocation of the Faculty of Disability Management and Special Education and the Faculty of General and Adapted Physical Education and Yoga, RKMVU, was held at the Venkatakrishnan Indoor Stadium on 5 October 2012. Swami Atmapriyananda, Vice Chancellor, RKMVU, delivered the Welcome Address and Swami Abhiramananda, Secretary, Ramakrishna Mission Vidyalaya. Coimbatore, delivered the Introductory Address. Sri V. V. Bhat, IAS, Secretary to Government of India and Member (Finance), Atomic Energy Commission, Space Commission & Earth Commission, delivered the Convocation Address on the topic Science and Technology in the Service of the Disabled. In all, 168 students of FDMSE and 257 students of FGAPEdY were awarded degrees and diplomas. Sri T. V. Sunish was conferred the doctorate degree on this occasion.

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SPORTS Faculty of General and Adapted Physical Education and Yoga M. Praveen, I DPEd and P. Karthikeyan, II BSc, won the first prize in the 60 kg and 70 kg categories respectively of the All India Martial Arts Championship 2012 organized by Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Youth Development and Tamil Nadu Sports Foundation Society, Kanchipuram, on 27 and 28 October 2012. P. Karthikeyan won the third prize in the 73 kg category of the XXII Tamil Nadu Junior State Judo Championship organized by Soldiers Judo Club on 3 and 4 November 2012 at JJ Basketball Indoor Stadium, Chennai. M. Kamaraj, BSc (Physical Education), won the second place in the 69 kg category of the Namakkal Weight-lifting Championship held at KSR Educational Institution, Tiruchengode, in October 2012. The event was organized by Namakkal District Weight-lifting Association. A Sports Meet was organized on 30 November 2012 to mark the International Disability Day which is observed on the 3rd December every year. Disabled students from various institutions participated in the meet. Winners were awarded prizes. APPOINTMENTS Faculty of General and Adapted Physical Education and Yoga Dr. A. Needhiraja was appointed as Assistant Professor with effect from 13 August 2012. EXTENSION / OUTREACH ACTIVITIES Faculty of Disability Management and Special Education

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Following are the details of the number of persons who benefited from the service rendered by the Faculty of Disability Management and Special Education: Number of beneficiaries July 2012 Aug 2012 Sep 2012 Oct 2012 Nov 2012 Dec 2012 Physiotherapy 15 15 15 15 15 15 Ortho 2 5 3 9 6 21 Play Therapy 28 28 28 28 28 28 Speech Therapy 16 20 20 20 20 20 Low Vision/Remedial Teaching Unit 28 27 28 31 31 31 Guidance and Counseling Unit 2 1 Braille Unit 8 17 6 15 17 6 Sign Language 4 1 1 1 Total 103 114 100 119 117 122 Service Faculty of General and Adapted Physical Education and Yoga Students, sometimes assisted by staff members, served as officials or referees during various sports events held in other institutions. One such event was the Sports and Games Meet organized by the Red Cross Society, Coimbatore, on the occasion of the World Disability Day at PSGR Krishnammal College of Arts and Science, Coimbatore. In association with Maruthi College of Physical Education, the faculty observed the National Youth Day by organizing Rural Sports Coaching and Tournaments in handball and volleyball for children of government schools on 15 and 16 October 2012. Around 1000 students from 23 government schools participated in the events. Swami Abhiramananda, Secretary, Ramakrishna Mission Vidyalaya, presided over the valedictory function and distributed the prizes.

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VISITORS Faculty of Disability Management and Special Education Visitors to the faculty included students and staff of Violet Matric. School, CBE; Mrs. S. Lakshmi Raj, MSc (Agri), Joint Director of Agriculture; students and a faculty member from the Dept. of Social Work, Hindustan College of Arts and Science, Coimbatore; and students from KG College of Nursing, Coimbatore. DEPARTMENT / ASSOCIATION MEETINGS, TRAINING, SEMINARS, WORKSHOPS, VISITS AND STUDENT ACTIVITIES at Ali Yavar Jung National Institute for the Hearing Handicapped (AYJNIHH), Mumbai, from 10 to 14 September 2012. The workshop was sponsored by Central Institute of Indian Languages, Mysore. Prof. (Dr.) Sushma Sharma, Expert in Visual Impairment, Dr. Varsha Ghatoo, Expert in Hearing Impairment, and Dr. Preeti Verma, Expert in Mental Retardation, Rehabilitation Council of India, visited the faculty for an inspection on 3 and 4 October 2012. Dr A. T. Thressiakutty, Professor of the faculty, visited the Dept. of Psychiatry, Govt. Medical College, Chandigarh, as a resource person for a workshop organized there on 15 and 16 October 2012 on the topic Vocational Curriculum Development. On this occasion, she also reviewed the research work done by PhD scholars from New Delhi and Chandigarh who are registered with the faculty. Dr A. T. Thressiakutty served as the resource person for a workshop on Counseling for Parents and Learning Disability organized on 22 October 2012 by DARE, a welfare centre for special children run by Tata Tea and Beverages, Moonar, Kerala. Staff members Mrs. S. Parween, Asst. Professor, and Ms. K. Dhanalakshmi of the Low Vision Unit, attended a Trainers Training Course on PreEmployment Life Skills for Persons with Visual Impairment from 29 October to 2 November 2012. The event was organized by Enable India, Bangalore, in collaboration with UDIS Forum, Coimbatore. A two-day orientation programme on the topic Teaching Mental Mathematics to Visually Impaired Children sponsored by NIVH Regional Centre, Chennai, was held in the faculty on 30 November 2012 and 1 December 2012. Forty teachers participated in the programme. Dr. N. Muthaiah, Principal, Ramakrishna Mission Vidyalaya College of Education, was the chief guest. Brahmachari Pradeep, Asst. Administrative Head of the faculty, and Sri P. V.

FGAPEDY - Rural Sports Coaching

FGAPEDY - Rural Sports Coaching

Faculty of Disability Management and Special Education Nearly 300 mathematics braille books in Telugu for I Std. and around 500 braille books for the II Std. were despatched to 23 districts of Andhra Pradesh in July 2012, as part of the APSSA Rajiv Vidya Mission Scheme. Dr. M. Chandramani, Dean, FDMSE, attended an international conference on Higher Education at Nehru Group of Institutions, Coimbatore, on 19 July 2012 and gave a talk on the same topic. Three visually impaired BEd students participated in the 6th State-level Chess Tournament organized by Ugam Trust and Lions Club, Pollachi, on 24 August 2012. Dr. Ravindra, MD, PhD, Siddhartha Medical College, Bangalore, visited the institute on 25 August 2012 and delivered a lecture titled, Brain and Behaviour. Children of the therapy units won many prizes in various sports events organized by Karunya University, Coimbatore, on 27 August 2012. Ms. G. Poongothai, Asst. Professor of the faculty, attended a five-day workshop on Standardization of Dataset for Indian Sign Language Corpus

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FGAPEDY - Rural Sports Coaching

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Srinivasan, Lecturer, NIVH Regional Centre, Chennai, distributed the certificates to the participants. As part of the observance of International Disability Day which falls on 3rd December every year, the faculty organized a programme at the GKD Auditorium on that day this year. Br. Pradeep, Asst. Administrative Head of the faculty, presided over the function. Ms. Anjumkhan, Asst. Professor, Dept. of English, Avinashilingam University, and Ms. A. Gugapriya, Coimbatore District Cooperative Central Bank, spoke on the occasion. Prizes were distributed to children of therapy units and disabled persons working in various institutions of the Vidyalaya for their participation in various events. In an Inter-Special Schools Cultural Meet organized to mark the International Disability Day in Idukki District, Kerala, on 7 December 2012, Dr. A. T. Thressiakutty, Professor of the faculty, was invited to preside over the valedictory function and distribute the prizes. As part of the Vivekananda Study Circle, Bhagavad Gita classes were commenced on 16 December 2012. The classes will be held every Sunday. To mark the inauguration of the classes, Swami Abhiramananda, Secretary, Ramakrishna Mission Vidyalaya, and the Administrative Head of the faculties, conducted a guided meditation class and delivered a talk on the importance and relevance of Bhagavad Gita. Faculty of General and Adapted Physical Education and Yoga Dr. S. Alagesan, Professor and Head, acted as a resource person in the Pilot Training of Physical Activities and Yoga held on 13 August 2012 at Chennai. The event was organized by State Council for Education Research and Training, Chennai. Dr. P. Chelladurai, Professor, Ohio State University, Canada, delivered a guest lecture on 30 August 2012 on Sports Management. A workshop on Officiating and Coaching in Football was organized on 19 October 2012 at GKD Auditorium. Dr. R. Subramaniam, Associate Professor, Dept. of Advance Training and Technology, Tamil Nadu Physical Education and Sports University, Chennai, and Sri P. Baskar, AIFF Referee Instructor, Ex-FIFA Referee, served as the resource persons. Students and staff members of Maruthi College of Physical Education also attended the workshop. A National Workshop on Career Oriented Curriculum in Physical Education was organized on 2 November 2012 at the GKD Auditorium. Swami Abhiramananda, Secretary, Ramakrishna Mission Vidyalaya, and Administrative Head, Faculties of the Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda University, delivered the benedictory address and Dr. G. Kishore, Principal, Lakshmibai National College of Physical Education, Thiruvananthapuram, delivered the inaugural address. Dr. A. Pushparajan, Secretary, Maruthi College of Physical Education, delivered the keynote address. Resource Persons from Andhra Pradesh, Kerala, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu participated in the workshop. In the concluding function, Dr. R. Elangovan, Registrar i/c., Tamil Nadu Physical Education and Sports University, Chennai,

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FDMSE - International Disability Day

FDMSE - International Disability Day

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FGAPEDY - Workshop on Officiating and Coaching in Football

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delivered the valedictory address and Brahmachari Pradeep, Asst. Administrative Head., Faculties of the Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda University, delivered the benedictory address. Students and staff of Maruthi College of Physical Education also attended the workshop. Dr. S. Sivasankar, Asst. Professor, served as a Resource Person in a Translation Workshop on Co-Scholastic Teachers Guide organized by DIET, Udumalpet, at Aliyar, Coimbatore District, from 22 to 24 November 2012. Dr. P. J. Sebastian, Professor, served as a Resource Person in the 4th Annual Research Congress held at Karpagam University, Coimbatore, on 30 November 2012. He also served as the chairperson for one of the technical sessions.

FGAPEdY - National Workshop on Career Oriented Curriculum in Physical Education

FGAPEdY - National Workshop on Career Oriented Curriculum in Physical Education

FGAPEdY - National Workshop on Career Oriented Curriculum in Physical Education

FGAPEdY - National Workshop on Career Oriented Curriculum in Physical Education

A National Workshop in the form of a Follow up Special Board of Studies Meeting was held on 15 and 16 December 2012. Resource persons from various universities and colleges of physical education participated and offered valuable suggestions following their review of the existing syllabi for Physical Education courses. The meeting was presided over by Brahmachari Pradeep, Asst. Administrative Head of the faculty. As an outcome of the meeting, it was resolved to request the Tamil Nadu Government to implement Career-oriented Curriculum and to have an uniform pattern of syllabi for DPEd, BPEd, MPEd and MPhil courses. It was also resolved to present a copy of the resolution to the Hon. Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu and to the Chairman, NCTE. THESIS UNDERTAKEN BY STUDENTS Faculty of Disability Management and Special Education

FGAPEdY - National Workshop on Career Oriented Curriculum in Physical Education

Sri T. V. Sunish attended the PhD viva-voce examination on 15 September 2012. Dr. S. Rajaguru Associate Professor, College of Education, who was his guide and Dr. Premavathi Vijayan, Head, Dept. of Special Education, Avinashilingam University, who was the external examiner, attended the viva besides staff members of both the faculties, PG students and a few experts. Faculty of General and Adapted Physical Education and Yoga, RKMVU PhD viva-voce examination was conducted as detailed below: Title of the Dissertation Date Effects of Physiotherapy and Motor Activity Training Programme Dr. Vijesh P.V, Physiotherapist, Sri Chitra Tirunal on Performance of Softball Throw Event of Special Olympics and 11 July J. Kavitha, MPT Institute for Medical Science, Trivandrum 2012 Neuromuscular Coordination of Children with Down Syndrome Dr. M. Ram Prasad, Principal, Srinivasa College of Effect of Slump Stretching with Static Spinal Extensors for the Management 14 July T. Karthikeyan, MPT Physiotherapy, Mangalore of Non Radicular Low Back Pain among Non-active Sports Persons 2012 Dr. C. Arumugam, Asst. Professor, Tamil Nadu S. Sivasankar, Asst. Effect of Play Activities on Psychological Variables and General Motor Ability 1 Sep. Education and Sports University, Professor of the faculty Physical Components of Intellectually Challenged Children 2012 Chennai Dr. K. Jothi, Asst. Professor, YMCA College of Physical Education, Chennai Dr. K. Jothi, Asst. Professor, YMCA College of Suriya Kanta Paul Physical Education, Chennai G. Ravindran, Professor and Head, Dept. Sri M. Srinivasan, Asst. Dr. of Physical Education, Annamalai University, Professor of the faculty Chidambaram S. Akila Effect of Adapted Yogic Practices on Selected Anthropometric Physiological 1 Oct. Psychomotor and Hematological Variables of Children with Down syndrome 2012 A Survey on Facility, Programmes of Physical Education and Job Satisfaction 1 Oct. on School Physical Education Personnel in Northeastern States 2012 Influences of Conventional Training Programme with Ladder Training and 23 Nov. Plyometric Training on Selected Physical Fitness, Psychophysiological and 2012 Skill Performance Variables of College-level Badminton Players Scholar External Examiner

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A PhD Progression Meeting was held on 27 October 2012. Dr. K. Murugavel, Professor & Director, Dept. of Physical Education, Bharathiar University, Dr. M. Ram Prasad, Principal, Srinivasa College of Physiotherapy, Mangalore, Dr. VST Saikumar, Dr. PJ Sebastian and Dr. S Alagesan served as the Doctoral Committee Members. Seventeen PhD scholars (seven in Physical Education and 10 in Physiotherapy) presented their progression of research work.

NATIONAL AND REGIONAL EVENTS


S. No. 1 2 Name of the Staff Member Dr. K. Kandappan, Principal Dr. M.R. Natesan, Head, Dept. of Social Work Dr. K. Nagaraju, Associate Professor, Dept. of Social Work Details of Seminar/Conference/Workshop Venue Date Paper Presented / Address delivered / Served as College of Arts and Science KTVR Knowledge Park for 30 Jun. A lecture Engineering and Technology 2012 Pedagogy for Engineering Teachers National Conference on Empowering Persons 24 Aug. Served as the Chairperson with Disabilities through Information and G.R.D College of Science 2012 Communication Technologies Submitted a paper titled, Database National Conference on Empowering Persons of Children with 24 Aug. Management with Disabilities through Information and G.R.D College of Science Specific Learning Disability and 2012 their Awareness about Communication Technologies Welfare Programmes of Corporate International Conference on Corporate Social Dept. Sep. Community Participation in Eco Secretaryship, Vellar College 18 Responsibility - The Indian Perspectives 2012 System Protection for Women, Erode as a Resource Person and 27 Sep. Acted delivered lecture on the topic 2012 ImpulsiveaDifferential Equations 28 Sep. Community Development Through 2012 Partnership A Case Study 23 Nov. Served as a Resource Person 2012 24 Aug. Served as a Resource Person 2012 25 Sep. Served as a Resource Person 2012 24 Aug. Delivered a talk 2012

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S. No. 1 Name of the Staff Member Details of Seminar/Conference/Workshop Venue Date College of Arts and Science Dr. K. Nagaraju, Associate Tirupur Kumaran College for 6 and 7 Sep. Micro Finance A Catalyst for Professor, Dept. of Social Work International Conference on Micro Finance Women 2012 Women Empowerment

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Name of the Staff Member Dr. X. Lourdes Xavier Wilson Sri A. Balagurusamy, Head, Dept. of Commerce Dr. R. Mayilsamy, Asst. Professor, Dept. of Cooperation Details of Seminar/Conference/Workshop International Conference Venue Paper Presented / Address delivered / Served as 8 & 9 Nov. Cooperatives in the Socio 2012 Economic development of India Date 18 July 2012 Performance Appraisal

University of Western Autralia, Perth, Australia College of Arts and Science (SF Wing) International Seminar on HRM in the Era of Kongunadu Arts and Global Mobility Science College, Coimbatore International Seminar on Economic Recession and Strategies of Co-operatives

Tirupur Kumaran College for 9 Sep. 2012 Contribution of Cooperatives and Women Combating Economic Crisis

ALL VIDYALAYA INSTITUTIONSDETAILS OF TOTAL STRENGTH Institution Institute Strength SCHOOLS TAT Kalanilayam Middle School 600 Vidyalaya High School 267 Swami Shivananda Higher Secondary School (Tamil Medium) 774 Swami Shivananda Higher Secondary School (English Medium) 735 SUB-TOTAL 2376 POST-MATRIC INSTITUTIONS Gandhi Teacher Training Institute 18 Institute of Agriculture and Rural Development 96 Industrial Training Institute 426 Short-term trainees of Industrial Training Institute 483 Polytechnic College 791 SUB-TOTAL 1814 COLLEGES College of Arts and Science 1017 College of Arts and Science Self-financing Wing 915 College of Education 157 Maruthi College of Physical Education 138 RKMVU Faculty of Disability Management and Special Education 118 RKMVU Faculty of General and Adapted Physical Education and Yoga 330 SUB-TOTAL 2675 TOTAL STUDENT STRENGTH IN THE VIDYALAYA 6865

Rural Development - Sri Bharathi Nagar

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Children arriving at T.A.T. Kalanilayam Middle School

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The Rural Development Programme at Sri Bharathi Nagar is progressing very well with the combined efforts of the extension service departments of all our institutions. Around 100 children from this locality were admitted to our T.A.T. Kalanilayam Middle School in Stds. I to VIII in June 2012. Six more were given admission in our Swami Shivananda Higher Secondary School. The children are provided to & fro transport in our school bus, breakfast, lunch, evening snacks and tuition. Children of the locality are given training in sports and games during weekends. A one-week NSS camp was organized in the village in September 2012 by the Swami Shivananda Higher Secondary School students. Activities included tree plantation in the locality, ground preparation and overall cleaning of the village. Students interacted with the villagers on various relevant topics. Vocational training in tailoring was imparted to 32 women of the area by the Industrial Training Institute in association with the local Panchayat under the scheme of women empowerment. Many of these women have secured jobs in garment factories. Five Self-help Groups have been formed, each

Education at T.A.T. Kalanilayam Middle School

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comprising 15 women. These groups meet weekly once for their transactions. Disabled persons were identified by the Faculty of Disability Management and Special Education, RKMVU. Their rehabilitation is being planned.

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Besides celebration of the common religious occasions in a fitting manner, the residents also celebrated their local Angallamman Temple festival from 4 to 7 June 2012 and a Thiruvilakku Puja on 3 August 2012 with the support of staff members from the institutions of the Vidyalaya. More than 100 women participated in the Kuthuvilakku Puja. It was a joyous occasion for the whole village. The Multipurpose Hall for conducting various activities such as balwadi classes, weekly medical camp, weekend tuitions, etc. was inaugurated by Swami Abhiramananda, Secretary, Ramakrishna Mission Vidyalaya on 1 November 2012. Sri G. Srinivasan, Mentor, Coimbatore Builders and Contractors Association, was the Guest of Honour. Sri A. Arivarasu, President, Gudalur Panchayat, and Sri K. Nagaraj, Councillor, 18th Ward, Gudalur Panchayat, were the Special Guests. Deepavali clothes were distributed to the children in the age group of 4 to 14 years. As part of our agricultural assistance, the Institute of Agriculture and Rural Development had organized distribution of drumstick seedlings, poultry and cattle to few needy residents.

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Evening Snacks

Rural Dvpt -Multipurpose Hall

Evening Tuition

Rural Dvpt -Multipurpose Hall

Value Education

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Rural Dvpt - Vocational training in tailoring under the scheme of Women Empowerment

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Rural Dvpt - Distribution of Free Cattle

Rural Dvpt - One-week NSS Camp

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NEWS ABOUT Other events held in commemoration of Swami Vivekanandas 150th Birth Anniversary
Swami Abhiramananda, Secretary, Ramakrishna Mission Vidyalaya delivered the Chief Guests Address in a function organized by Sarada Brahmavidya Kendra, Ondicholai, Coonoor, Nilgiris, in commemoration of Swami Vivekanandas 150th Birth Anniversary. The event was held in the premises of Mariamman Temple, Kethorai, near Coonoor, Nilgiris, in July 2012. Residents of the village and seven heads of surrounding villages attended the function. Swami Tatprabhananda of Ramakrishna Mission Vidyalaya, Sri Rajesh Srivatsav, Joint Managing Director, TANTEA, and the Dy. Director, Dept. of Agriculture, Nilgiris, also participated. On this occasion, 100 children of Gurukulam School, Kotagiri, Nilgiris, dressed up like Swami Vivekananda, assembled in the function and presented a cultural performance. A Panel and Book Exhibition depicting the life and message of Swami Vivekananda was organized by the Ramakrishna Mission Vidyalaya Bookstall at a function jointly organized by Ayyan Tiruvalluvar Arts and Science College and Bhavani Matriculation School, Punjai Puliampatty, Coimbatore District, on 5 and 6 October 2012. School students of Bhavani Matriculation School and other students from ten nearby schools participated in drawing, essay and elocution competitions. All teachers and students took active participation in the activities. A debate on the topic What is more prominent in Swami Vivekanandas Messages Social Concerns or Spirituality? was held for the college students. Swami Tatprabhananda delivered the benedictory address. Swami Shashishikhananda, Sri K. A. Kumaravel, Principal, Bhavani Hr. Sec. School, and Dr. B. Geetha Bai, Principal, Ayyan Tiruvalluvar Arts and Science College, were present on the occasion. Another similar panel and book exhibition was put up by the Ramakrishna Mission Vidyalaya Bookstall at the Municipality Mandapam, Punjai Puliampatti, on 7 October 2012. Swami Shashishikhananda inaugurated the book exhibition. Sri P.S. Anbu, Municipal Chief, was present on the occasion. The exhibition was visited in large numbers by school students, teachers and the general public. A function to commemorate Swami Vivekanandas 150th Birth Anniversary was organized by Gurukulam School, Kotagiri, Nilgiris, in their campus on 12 October 2012. Drawing and elocution competitions were held and students of the school presented a cultural programme on this occasion. A Book Exhibition was put up by the Ramakrishna Mission Vidyalaya Bookstall. Swami Jnanamayananda, Swami Sahanananda and Swami Shashishikhananda of Ramakrishna Mission Vidyalaya, Coimbatore, and Swami Bhoopalananda of Ramakrishna Math, Ooty, were invited to participate in the function. Staff members of the Cordite Factory, Aravankadu, Nilgiris District, celebrated Durga Puja in October

Function at Sarada Brahmavidya Kendra

Panel and Book Exhibition Ayyan Tiruvalluvar Arts and Science College

Literary Competitions - Bhavani Matric School

Literary Competitions - Bhavani Matric School

Panel and book Exhibition at Municipality Mandapam, Punjai Puliampatti

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Commemoration of Swami Vivekanandas 150th Birth Anniversary - Gurukulam School, Kotagiri, Nilgiris

Durga Puja and Swami Vivekananda Day Celebration at Cordite Factory, Aravankadu

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2012 with religious fervor in their premises. As part of the celebrations, they observed 21 October 2012 as Swami Vivekananda Day and had organized special events in commemoration of Swami Vivekanandas 150th birth anniversary. Swami Abhiramananda, Secretary, Ramakrishna Mission Vidyalaya, and other monks of the Vidyalaya and Ramakrishna Math, Ooty, were the special invitees for the function. Students of Vidyalaya High School staged a cultural performance on this occasion. A book exhibition on Swami Vivekananda was put up on 21 October 2012. Besides the above-mentioned events, the Ramakrishna Mission Vidyalaya Bookstall, with the support of the correspondents and principals of around 32 educational institutions in Coimbatore, Erode and Nilgiris districts, organized book and panel exhibitions on Swami Vivekananda in the premises of those institutions between July and December 2012 with the primary objective of propagating among the youth the lifebuilding, man-making and character-making assimilation of ideas propounded by Swami Vivekananda. A list of educational institutions where such exhibitions were held are given below: S. No. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 Name of the institution Perks Mat. Hr. Sec. School Venkatlakshmi Mat. Hr. Sec. School Mani Mat. Hr. Sec. School Gopal Naidu Mat. Hr. Sec. School Bharathi Vidyalaya Kamban Kalvi Nilayam CMS Matriculation Hr. Sec. School Sri Vidyalaya Sri Gurukulam Sarada Matric. Hr. Sec. School KG Matric. Hr. Sec. School Kumaraguru College of Technology Ramakrishna Mission Vidyalaya Polytechnic Nava Bharath National School Shri Nehru Vidyalaya Jayanthi Educational Institutions URC Palaniammal Matric. Hr. Sec. School AET Mat. School Vellalar Matric. School Yuva Bharathi Public School Satchidananda Jothi Niketan, Kallar Erode Hindu Kalvi Nilayam Kalaimagal Kalvi Nilayam Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan Kendriya Vidyalaya, Aravankadu Vishwa Shanthi Vidyalaya, Kotagiri J S S International School Sindhi Vidyalaya, Velandipalayam SBOA Matric. School, Chokkampudur Kendriya Vidyalaya, Sulur Kendriya Vidyalaya, Sowripalayam Ranganathar Poly & Engg. College District Coimbatore Coimbatore Coimbatore Coimbatore Gobi, Erode Dt. Gobi, Erode Dt. Coimbatore Gobi, Erode Dt. Gobi, Erode Dt. Gobi, Erode Dt. Coimbatore Coimbatore Coimbatore Coimbatore Coimbatore Tirupur Erode Erode Erode Coimbatore Coimbatore Erode Erode Erode Nilgiris Nilgiris Ooty Coimbatore Coimbatore Coimbatore Coimbatore Coimbatore Date of Book and Panel Exhibition 3 & 4 July 2012 5 & 6 July 2012 9 & 10 July 2012 11 & 13 July 2012 20 & 21 July 2012 23 & 24 July 2012 31 July, 1 & 3 Aug 2012 6 to 8 Aug 2012 9 to 11 Aug 2012 13 to 16 Aug 2012 21 to 23 Aug 2012 22 to 24 Aug 2012 27 to 31 Aug 2012 2 Sep 2012 4 & 5 Sep 2012 6 to 8 Sep 2012 15 & 16 Oct 2012 19 Oct 2012 29 to 31 Oct 2012 2 & 3 Nov 2012 7 to 9 Nov 2012 2 & 3 Nov 2012 5 & 6 Nov 2012 7 & 8 Nov 2012 19 & 20 Nov 2012 22 & 23 Nov 2012 26 Nov 2012 7 & 10 Dec 2012 11 & 12 Dec 2012 13 & 14 Dec 2012 17 & 18 Dec 2012 21 & 22 Dec 2012

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Book and Panel Exhibitions on Swami Vivekananda in the premises of Institutions in Coimbatore, Erode and Nilgiri Districts

UGCs call to higher educationAL institutions


Following the Union Governments initiative to celebrate the momentous occasion of Swami Vivekanandas 150th Birth Anniversary by constituting a National Implementation Committee (NIC) under the Chairmanship of Honble Union Minister for Defence and as a befitting tribute to the great sage and scholar, the University Grants Commission has requested all higher educational institutions to organize various events such as State-level and Nationallevel Essay Competitions, lectures on various topics under the caption Vivekananda Lecture Series, bringing out a special issue on Swami Vivekananda in the journals, and honouring Swami Vivekananda in all ceremonial functions organized by the institutions during the course of this year. As such, UGC has sought for the active and wholehearted participation of the educational institutions in organizing events as a mark of honour to Swami Vivekananda. Undoubtedly, this is a great occasion to pay our tributes to the great patriot-saint of modern India. Ramakrishna Mission Vidyalaya appeals to all educational institutions to utilize this historic occasion and organize events befitting the occasion.

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Celebrating Swami Vivekanandas 150th Birth Anniversary (1863-2013)

News from abroad on Swami Vivekanandas 150th Birth Anniversary Celebrations


Swami Vivekananda said, My Master used to say: Religion can be given and taken more tangibly, more really than anything else in the world. The second idea that I learnt from my Master, and which is perhaps the most vital, is the wonderful truth that the religions of the world are not contradictory or antagonistic. They are but various phases of one eternal religion. The message of harmony of religions practiced by Sri Ramakrishna and advocated by Swami Vivekananda has today cut across geographical and religious barriers and received universal acceptance. It is therefore no wonder that Swami Vivekanandas 150th Birth Anniversary is being celebrated with a lot of enthusiasm not just in India but the world over. Here are some recent news from abroad about the celebrations. Year-long celebrations in Bangladesh The Inaugural Function of the year-long BangladeshIndia Joint Celebration of the 150th Birth Anniversary of Swami Vivekananda was organized by Ramakrishna Math and Ramakrishna Mission, Dhaka, Bangladesh, in the main auditorium of Bangladesh National Museum on 12 January 2013. The Chief Guest H.E. Dr. Dipu Moni, Hon. Minister for Foreign Affairs of Bangladesh, declared open the inauguration of the year-long celebration and H.E. Mr. Pankaj Sharan, Hon. High Commissioner of India in Bangladesh, and Srimat Swami Balabhadranandaji Maharaj, Asst. Secretary of Ramakrishna Math and Ramakrishna Mission, Belur Math, were present as Honourable Guests. Swami Ameyanandaji Maharaj, Adhyaksha, Ramakrishna Math and Ramakrishna Mission, Dhaka, Bangladesh, presided over the function. Monks, dignitaries, representatives of Ramakrishna Ashramas and Vivekananda Shiksha Sangskriti Parishads from all over the country attended the celebration. Celebrations in Nepal At a function organized to commemorate the 150 birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda in Nepal, the Nepalese President praised Swami Vivekananda for his contribution towards the upliftment of the society. A day-long programme was organised to mark the occasion. President Ram Baran Yadav, who was the chief guest said, Vivekananda was a humanitarian, a visionary and spiritual teacher who also worked for the upliftment of women in the society. Indian Ambassador to Nepal, Sri Jayanta Prasad, said Vivekananda became the bridge between the East and the West after delivering his famous speech in the World Parliament of Religions held in Chicago, USA, in 1893. Swami Gauranganada, Ramakrishna Ashram, Nepal, was present on this occasion. Devotional songs and bhajans were presented and the famous Chicago speech of Swami Vivekananda was also recited. Incidentally, the Ramakrishna Ashram, Nepal, established in April last year, has been conducting various programmes including health, education and rural development in the country.
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there was a lot of enthusiasm especially from the younger generation. It is now proposed to celebrate the occasion as an annual affair. Reacting on the brewing tension between India and Pakistan, one participant said, Our aim is to spread the message of peace. News from the US (An extract from an article by Philip Goldberg, an Interfaith Minister, Spiritual Coach, Public Speaker, and author of American Veda: How Indian Spirituality Changed the West) Visitors exiting the Art Institute of Chicago on Michigan Avenue are often perplexed by the street sign that reads Swami Vivekananda Way. What is it doing there? Who is this swami, and why does he deserve an honorary street name like Oprah Winfrey, Hugh Hefner and other Chicago legends? Most Americans would not have a clue, but interfaith activists do, and Hindus do, and a great many yoga practitioners and students of Eastern philosophy do, and everyone in India certainly does. And this year, millions more will learn why Vivekananda remains a revered figure more than a century after his passing. January 12th was the 150th anniversary of his birth, and celebrations and tributes will be held all year throughout India and much of the West.

Celebrations in Pakistan

The Indo-Pak tension was no dampener for the Hindus in Pakistan who celebrated the 150th birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda with cultural programmes and religious quiz competitions. The President of Pakistan Hindu Seva Welfare Trust The leading disciple of the legendary 19th century said that a function at Radha Krishna temple, Steel saint, Sri Ramakrishna, Vivekananda came to the U.S. Town, about 60km from Karachi, was held to mark in 1893 for the Parliament of the Worlds Religions, the occasion. He also added that there are very few a 17-day festival in the midst of a huge worlds fair Hindus in Pakistan who know about the legendary called the Columbian Exposition. He was an exotic spiritual leader and hence they decided to celebrate sight in his orange robes and turban; very few his birth anniversary to generate awareness. Detailed Americans had even met a Jew or a Muslim at the lectures on the life and teachings of Vivekananda time, much less a Hindu monk. Against all odds, the were delivered and a quiz competition was held. It swami became an instant sensation, not as some was noted that this was first of its kind programme carnival attraction but as a fresh, erudite voice that ever held in Pakistan on Swami Vivekananda and spoke with authority, in impeccable English, about Inauguration of Year-long Celebrations in Bangladesh

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Celebrating Swami Vivekanandas 150th Birth Anniversary (1863-2013)


his own tradition, religious harmony and the universal truths at the unseen depths of all religions. Open-minded, rational, spiritual seekers found his message and his demeanor irresistible. He was a bold and talented figure shattering widespread misconceptions and biases. He became such a superstar that extra talks had to be scheduled for him to accommodate the crowds that flooded the amphitheater in the building that would later become the Art Institute. Hence, the location of Swami Vivekananda Way. In America, Vivekanandas most enduring impact may be the organization he created to perpetuate his work. The Vedanta Society, which eventually established centers in most major U.S. cities, was the place for seekers interested in Hinduism, Indian philosophy, and yogic meditation in the early part of the 20th century. Through its publications and the swamis who came from India to run the centers, it was the leading voice for what the title of one of its widely read anthologies called Vedanta for the Western World.

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That 1893 gathering of religious leaders would probably not even be remembered if the token Hindu hadnt ignited such a fervent response. Instead, it launched the modern interfaith movement and catalyzed an East-to-West transmission that has reshaped Americas spiritual landscape. For those reasons and more, you will be hearing about Swami Vivekananda a great deal in the coming year, and so will people 150 years from now.

Vivekananda relevant forever, says Hon. President of India Sri Pranab Mukherjee
(An extract from a press report on a function held at Swami Vivekanandas ancestral house in Kolkata) It is impossible not to feel overwhelmed while sitting in the courtyard of the ancestral house of Swami Vivekananda here (Kolkata). Atop this two-storey building in north city, a century and half ago was born a man whose contributions to humanity are yet to be clearly understood. It is in a room in this house that the reformer defied the social dogmas of those times. It is from this house that the child Naren (Vivekanandas pre-monastic name) one day gifted away to the poor (who gathered under his window sill) all objects of daily use kept in a room. It is in this very courtyard that he played a game of kings with his friends. Born to lead, he was always placed on the throne by his peers, who were his ready subjects. The President, the Governor, the Prasar Bharati CEO and senior monks of the Ramakrishna Order had gathered there to pay homage to him. Mr. Mukherjee said Vivekananda would continue to be relevant as long as civilisation continued. He was relevant then, now and will continue to be relevant. Pointing out that one of his greatest contributions was to transform a society which had lost selfconfidence totally, the President said 1860-70 was a momentous decade for India, with the births of Rabindranath Tagore (1861), Vivekananda (1863) and Mahatma Gandhi (1869). I had a desire to be on this sacred soil. I feel blessed to be able to pay my homage to a great visionary and great humanist, the President said. Swami Smarananandaji, Vice-President, Ramakrishna Math and Ramakrishna Mission, said the sesquicentennial celebrations should be an occasion for spreading Vivekanandas ideals. We have to see how his ideals on education and the uplift of women can be fulfilled. Swami Prabhanandaji, another Vice-President, said while India had made progress, Vivekanandas ideals had to be followed for tackling the several negative aspects of growth.

UNESCO Chair in our RKMVU, Coimbatore Campus, in the area of Inclusive Adapted Physical Education and Yoga
The Chief of the Section for Higher Education, UNESCO, has confirmed the creation of a UNESCO Chair in our Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda University in the area of Inclusive Adapted Physical Education and Dr. Asis Goswami Yoga, the first of its kind in this area in any higher education institution in the whole of Asia. Dr. Asis Goswami, has been appointed the Chairholder for this UNESCO Chair. Dr Goswamis credentials are highly impressive and he is presently coordinating our academic programmes in the Department of Sports Science started from this academic session at our Narendrapur Faculty Centre. His areas of research include ergonomics/human factors engineering, work physiology/sports physiology/time motion analysis in sports, evaluation and development of mobility aids for lower extremity handicapped, electromyographic studies on man at rest and work, physiological responses of athletes during game and in laboratory conditions and biomechanical analysis of posture using 3D motion analysis system and force platform. A member of many national and international professional affiliated institutions, Dr. Goswami has served as the Scientific Officer of the Dept. of Physiology, Sports Authority of India and was instrumental in setting up the Neurophysiology Laboratory, Dept. of Sports Physiology. He is a recipient of Dr. S. R. Maitra Memorial Oration Award given by the Physiological Society of India, Calcutta. Besides a number of papers published in national and international journals, Dr. Goswami has ten books and monographs to his credit. It is highly prestigious to have a UNESCO Chair in the University. Glory be to Swami Vivekananda for adding this prestigious feather on his Universitys cap on the historic occasion of his 150th birth anniversary.

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Celebrating Swami Vivekanandas 150th Birth Anniversary (1863-2013)

Swami Vivekananda Ratha Yatra


In commemoration of Swami Vivekanandas 150th Birth Anniversary celebrations, the Swami Vivekananda Ratha Yatra will be organized by the Vidyalaya in coordination with the Ramakrishna Mission Ashrama, Chennai, the Ramakrishna Mission Boys Students Home, Chennai, and the district coordinators nominated from among the other branch centres of the Ramakrishna Math and Mission in Tamil Nadu and the private centres. The Ratham is scheduled to commence its journey from Ramakrishna Mission Vidyalaya, Coimbatore, in April 2013 and reach Ramakrishna Math, Chennai, in January 2014 after travelling through the various villages and towns of Tamil Nadu spreading the life and message of Swami Vivekananda. At the Bhav Prachar meeting held on 13 October 2012 in the Vidyalaya, tentative schedules were drawn up.

Tentative Schedule of Vivekananda Ratha Yatra in Tamil Nadu


S. No 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 District Nilgiris Erode Coimbatore Tirupur Karur Dindigul Theni Madurai Virudhunagar Tirunelveli Kanyakumari Tuticorin No. of days 60 3 4 10 5 11 9 22 12 Tentative Schedule April and May 2013 1 3 June 2013 4 7 June 2013 8 17 June 2013 18 22 Jun 2013 23 Jun 3 July 2013 4 12 July 2013 13 July 3 Aug 2013 4 15 Aug 2013 S. No No. of days 13 Ramanathapuram 6 14 Sivagangai 9 15 Pudukottai 7 16 Tanjore 6 17 Tiruvarur 6 18 Nagapatinam 19 Ariyalur 5 20 Trichy 21 Perambalur 3 22 Cuddalore 10 23 Pondicherry 2 24 Villupuram 10 District Tentative Schedule 3 8 Sep 2013 9 17 Sep 2013 18 24 Sep 2013 25 30 Sep 2013 1 6 Oct 2013 7 11 Oct 2013 12 14 Oct 2013 15 24 Oct 2013 25 26 Oct 2013 27 Oct 5 Nov 2013 S. No District 25 Namakkal 26 Salem 27 Dharmapuri 28 Krishnagiri 29 Tiruvannamalai 30 Vellore 31 Kanchipuram 32 Tiruvallur 33 Chennai Grand Reception at 1 Chennai Math Total Duration 282 No. of days 7 5 4 2 5 4 18 8 10 Tentative Schedule 6 12 Nov 2013 13 17 Nov 2013 18 21 Nov 2013 22 23 Nov 2013 24 28 Nov 2013 29 Nov 2 Dec 2013 3 20 Dec 2013 21 28 Dec 2013 29 Dec 7 Jan 2014 8 January 2014

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Speaking from a chariot in the Gita fashion It gives a zest to the speech and strength to what I am going to tell you We want to work out great things in India For that I require your help Spread ideas go from village to village, from door to door, then only there - Swami Vivekananda will be real work.

For more details, contact:

Swami Abhiramananda
Secretary, Ramakrishna Mission Vidyalaya, Coimbatore - 641 020 Phone: (0422) 2692676, 2695451-3 | Fax: (0422) 2692582 | e-mail: srkvcbe20@gmail.com | Website: www.srkv.org Vidyalaya News