Dombivli, 17th January
“Education is not the amount of information that we put into your brain and runs riot there, undigested, all your life. We must have life building, man making, character making assimilation of ideas” Keeping this thought of Swamiji in mind the karyakarte of VSMandal’s Nalanda Initiative organized an event for students of four schools. Mandal is currently working at these schools with the aim of stimulating student’s yearning towards education. The event showcased an animated movie about Swami Vivekananda’s life, his thoughts and work.
Participant Schools include:
Approximately 210 students from all the four schools enjoyed this movie.
The event was conducted in all four schools at same time. Along with students of 5th to 7th most of the teachers were present for an event. The motivational speech by a Member of Grampanchayat (Adhyaksh of Shikshan Samiti) of Sonarpada in ‘ZP School, Sonarpada’ added to the excitement of the students. The enthusiasm of students was remarkable also our karyakarte helped them understand the movie better.
The entire session was interactive rather than a one way communication, where children were able to relate Swami Vivekananda’s childhood days. The movie was followed by prize distribution ceremony for essay writing competition (Total 12 students felicitated). Essay competition was conducted on the occasion of Swami Vivekananda’s 152nd Birth anniversary during the week of 12th January to 16th January in respective schools.
The teachers not only applauded the Mandal’s work for such an event but also encouraged to carry out more of such events for shaping the thoughts of the students. The aim of this event was to inspire students.