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VIVEKANANDA KENDRA RDP NEWS LETTER APRIL - 2019 Dear Sir / Madam, Vanakkam. We are happy and obliged to send you the activities report conducted by VKRDP. The details of our activities, for the month of April 2019, is listed for your ready reference and kind information. With regards, Yours Sincerely, S Pager (S.Ayyappan) Service activities ae Through 75 Balwadis, 1996 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-tich cereals were provided to the children, Eye camps were conducted at 2 places, in Kanyakumari and Nellai districts in which 374 were treated for their eye ailments and 66 under went cataract operation.31 persons were given eye medicines and 22 persons were given spectacles. In our Medicare Programme, 1762. patients were examined and treated for various common ailments, through 14 Rural Medical Centers in Kanyakumari Nellai and Thoothukudi districts. total attendance of 94. Doctor check up in Eye camp at Tailoring certificate distribution at Surandai Vivekanandapuram- Kanyakumar| Certificate distribution programme conducted at Surandai Sri. Jeyandra Saraswathi Mat. School.50 participated fromV.K. Pudhur, Sambavarvadakarai, & Surandai. Cultural activities Yoga Varga has been conducted at 2 places in Aruppukottai and Kovilpatti where 22 persons attended. Vivekavani Subscriptions for 78 and 5 Patron were collected Shivalinga Pooja conducted at 3 places in Kanyakumari District and 198 devotees participated Under ‘Adopt a Granny Programme’, 29 destitutes and old people were provided with monthly solatiums, in the form of rice, dhal,oiletc.,for their liveliood and 114 persons provided with rice only in Southern five districts of Tamilnadu. Durga Pooja conducted at 3 places, in Kanyakumari District and 297 devotees participated Kendra Varga conducted in Virudhunagar district at two places and 24 participated Through various branch centres, including Thoothukudi A.O. and book stalls, literature books were sold for Rs.18,702/- One day cultural camp conducted in Sevalkulam from 28 persons participated. Monthly Deepa poojas were organized in 221 village temples in five districts of Southem Tamilnadu, in which 8252 ladies participated and offered prayers for the welfare of self, family and the society. In 174 Sanskara Vargas, 6692 students participated. The students were taught ahout the values of Indian Culture through games,lectures & lessons, The feelings of oneness were strengthened among the participants, through patriotic songs and games. 1008 Deepa Pooja was conducted on 21.04, 2019 and 26. 04, 2019 respectively in Kovilpatti Arulmigu Shenbagavalliamman Temple and Tiruppullani Sri Adhi Jehennatha Perumal Temple, where 1200 and 850 devotees participated from 57 villages. Before Deepa Pooja Mathru Sammelan was conducted in which Cultural class and Balwadi students’ dramas and songs were staged. Then participants came to temple through procession reciting slogans. Also 508 Deepa Pooja was conducted on 28.04. 2019 in Shenkottai Arulmigu Dharmasamvarthini Udanurai Kulasekaranathar Temple where 425 devotees participated from 30 villages... Views of 1008 Deepa Pooja Kovilpatti Thiruppulani Shenkottah One day Karyakartha camp conducted in 3 places and 160 persons participated. Parents meeting conducted in 2 places and 56 parents participated. lJ Kendra Varga performed in 2 places and) 24 persons participated. « Mathru Pooja performed in one place and 30 students & parents participated. Thalapathisamudiram aluable than all the wealth of the wor