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) VIVEKANANDA KENDRA RDP NEWS LETTER February = 2019 PLL dear sir / Madam, ) Vanakkam. We are happy and obliged to send you the (| report of the activities conducted by VKRDP. The details 1s of our activities,for the month of February 2019, is listed for your ready reference and kind information. With regards, ( Yours Sincerely, lé & Payee: (S.Ayyappan) ) AS SSENGEM Caries GANAS Creche Kalingarajaparai | ‘Through 74 Creches, 1966 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-rih cereals were provided for the children Eye camps were conducted at 3 places, in Kanyakumari, Nellai and Thoothukudi districts in which 395 were treated for their eye ailments and 56 underwent cataract operation.19 persons were given eye medicines and 29 persons were given spectacles In our Medicare Programme, 1855 patients were examined and treated for various common ailments through 14 Rural Medical Centers in Kanyakumari,Nellai and Thoothukudi districts. 5 tailoring units are functioning well in Nellai district with the total attendance of 94. Yoga Varga has been conducted at 2 places in Aruppukottai and Kovilpatti where 22 persons attended Vivekavani Subscriptions collected include 84 annual, one life and 2 Yuva Bharathi Patron - 76.. Shivalinga Pooja was conducted at 3 places in Kanyakumari District in which 186 devotees participated. Under ‘Adopt a Granny scheme’, 32 destitutes and old people were provided with monthly solatiums in the form of rice, dhal,oil,ete., for their livelihood and 104 persons were provided with rice only in five Southem districts of Tamilnadu Under Amrita Surabhi Scheme, our Kendra workers collected 946 Kgs of rice from Southern five districts Kendra Varga conducted at Thoothukudi and Aruppukottai in 3 places and 30 persons participated : 5 Creche students performin; Through various branch centers, including Thoothukudi A.O. 2¢ Perunali Village - Ramnad District and book stalls, literature books were sold for Rs. 64,846/- Durga Pooja conducted at 3 places, in Kanyakumari District 228 devotees participated. was celebrated in Kanyakumari, Tirunelveli, Thoothukudi Ramnad & Virudhunagar districts in 18 places where 3620 people participated. All the secret of success is there; to pay as much attention to the means as to the end. - Swami Vivekanandar. as : ‘Anna Pooja - Monthly Deepa poojas were organized in 230 village temples in five eee districts of Southern Tamilnadu, in which 8848 ladies participated Ramnad district and offered prayers for the welfare of the self, family and the a society. rh, t: In 180 Sanskara Vargas, 6805. 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. Anna Pooja was performed at Mudiveeranpattinam & Rameshwaram 290 devotees participated in the function and total rice 6000 kgs collected and prasatham distributed to all devotees after the pooja Mathru Pooja was conducted in two places of Thoothukudi district and 174 parents participated Parents meeting was conducted at 13 places in three districts and 313 parents participated VACS College Boys camp conducted at Kanyakumari from 28.02.2019 to 03.03.2019. 186 students fiom 30 Colleges , one parent &lectures paticipated in this camp. In Valedictory programme blessed the students Views of College Boys Camp 1008 Deepa Pooja. was conducted on 17.02. 2019 in Vallior, Sri Subramaniya Swami Temple where 1021 devotees participated from 45 villages. Before Deepa Pooja Cultural class and Creche students’ dramas and songs were performed. Sri Bhanudass - General Secretary All India ViveKananda Kendra, Sri. Krishnamoorthiji- ‘Vivekavani Edition, 5. Subramanian - correspondent, Vivekananda Kendra Vidyalaya participated inthe Views of 1008 Deepa Pooja “Sri Rama ted during Deepa Pooja, Shivalinga " Wek . Pooja and daily by our Balwadi school children, cultural class students and y during monthly meetings with our Balwadi teachers and Social Workers. This month nearly 8,89,261 times mantras were chanted in 84 localities, The brave alone can afford to be sincere. Compare the lion and the fox. - Swami Vivekanandar.