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VIVEKANANDA KENDRA RDP NEWS LETTER November - 2018 Dear Sir / Madam, Vanakkam. We are happy and obliged to send you the report of the activities conducted by VKRDP. The details of our activities,for the month of With regards, Yours Sincerely, S . Payneren™ (S.Ayyappan) thitharmapuram Through 75 Creches, 1965 rural Children were nurtured.tn all the Balwadis, malt along with hygienically prepared, highly nutritive lunch with vegetables were served during the day and in the evening vitamin-rich cereals were provided to the children Eye camps were conducted at 3 places, in Kanyakumari,Nellai and Thoothukudi districts in which 362 were treated for their eye ailments and 63 underwent cataract operation. 29 persons were given eye medicines and 25 persons were given spectacles. In our Medicare Programme, 2205. 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. Yoga Varga has been conducted at 2 places in Aruppukottai and Kovilpatti where 27 persons attended. Vivekavani Subscriptions collected includes 134 annual, two years two, three years 10, 3 Yuva Bharathi and 805 Patrons also collected. Shivalinga Pooja was conducted at 3 places in Kanyakumari District 194 devotees participated Under ‘Adopt a Granny scheme’, 29 destitute and old people were provided with monthly solatiums, in the form of rice, dhaloil,etc. for their livelihood and 123 persons provided with rice only in five Southern districts of Tamilnadu. Urban competition at Kovilpatti Durga Pooja conducted at 3 places, in Kanyakumari District 191 devotees participated Under Amrita Surabhi Scheme, our Kendra workers collected 997 Kgs of rice from Southern five districts. Rural Block level competitions held in Souther four districts Total No.of. competitions - 21, Schools - 160, Students - 2935, Parents- 86, Teachers-170. TREO Monthly Deepa poojas were organized in 235 village temples in five districts of Southern Tamilnadu, in which 8789 ladies participated and offered prayers for the welfare of the self, family and the society. In 175 Sanskara Vargas, 6629 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. Jeyanthi was celebrated in Kanyakumari, Tirunelveli , Thoothukudi, Ramnad, Virudhunagar districts where 3498 people participated in 61 places. Monthly Deepa Pooja On 17th November 2105 children from 75 Balwadies were given vegetable rice, bananas and vada in memory of Sri.Bala Subramanian- Bangaluru, On 22th November 2018, 110 childrens from 3 Balwadies in Ramnad district were given vegetable rice, bananas and vada in memory of Shantha Raman Cultural conference was held at Peyankuzhi and Sivagiri and 332 students from 13 cultural classes participated. In this conference Vivekanandar Kendra workers, well-wishers, teachers| volunteers participated Cultural conference Peyankuzhi Peyankuzhi Sivagir Parents meeting was conducted at 15_places in three districts and 118 parents participated . Through various branch centers, including Thoothukudi A.O. and book stalls, literature books were sold for Rs. 38,746/- Lier