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© -VIVEKANANDA KENDRA RDP NEWS LETTER August - 2018 Dees eee TE) (Service activities Creche -Checkkarakudi ‘Through 75 Creches, ISI rural Children were nurtured.In all the Balwadis, Malt along with hygienically prepared, highly nutritive lunch with vegetables were served during the day and in the evening vitamin-rch cereals were provided tothe children. Eye camps were conducted at 3 places, in Kanyakumari and Nellai districts in which 482 were treated for their eye ailments and 76 underwent cataract operation. 54 persons were given eye medicines and 32 persons were given spectacles. In our Medicare Programme, 1835 patients were examined and treated for various common ailments through 14 Rural Medical Centers in Kanyakumari,Nellai and Thoothukudi districts. 4 tailoring units are functioning well in Nellai district with the total attendance of 81. = ((Getvaral aetnivis) Yoga Varga has been conducted at 2 places in Aruppukottai and Kovilpatti where 27 persons attended. Vivekavani Subscriptions including 470 annual, | three years and three life and one Patron were collected. Shivalinga Pooja conducted at 3 places in Kanyakumari District where 181 devotees participated. Under ‘Adopt a Granny scheme’, 28 destitutes and old people were provided with monthly solatiums, in the form of rice, dhal,oil,etc., for their livelihood and 123 persons provided with rice only in five Southern districts of Tamilnadu. Uihen Vandi Durga Pooja conducted at 3 places, in Kanyakumari District 184 devotees participated Under Amrita Surabhi Scheme, our Kendra workers collected 1162 Kgs of rice from Southern five districts. Urban competitions held in Southern five districts Total No.of. competitions - 5, Schools - 54, Students -896, Parents - 111, Teachers - 84 Rural Block level competitions held in Southern five districts Total No.of. competitions - 43, Schools -373, Students -6771, Parents - 216, Teachers -468 Monthly Deepa poojas were organized in 227 village temples in five Cultural Class Stu districts of Southern Tamilnadu, in which 9594 ladies participated yakurr and offered prayers for the welfare of the self, family and the society. as In 172 Sanskara Vargas, 6240 students participated. The students were taught about the values of Indian Culture through games, lectures & lessons. The feelings of oneness were strengthened among the participants, through patriotic songs and games. mee 1008 Deepa Pooja conducted on 12.08.2018 and 19.08.2018 in Tiruchendur Arulmigu Subbramania swami Temple, and Thakkalai, Sri. Nainar Neelakanda Swamy Temple where 1060 and 846 devotees participated from Tiruchendur and Kanyakumari districts. Before Deepa Pooja Cultural class and Balwadi students’ dramas and songs were staged. Views of 1008 Deepa Pooja at Tiruchendur & Thuckal Mathru Sammelan at Tiruchendur eepa Pooja in Neelakanda Swami nt Mananeya Niveditha 4 aarathy in Deepa Pooja - Thiruchendur Through various branch centers, including Thoothukudi A.O. and book stalls, literature’ books were sold for Rs.54,357/-