Parishad to conducts workshops for personality development of the needy
but meritorious student
India News Calling;
22 October 2012
Chandigarh : Bharat Vikas
Parishad who regularly conducts workshops for personality development of
the needy but meritorious student’s studying in class 9th & 10th of
various Government Schools of Chandigarh, organised its 5th workshop of
academic year 2011-12.
Mr Om Kanojia working with Microsoft India Ltd. showed a documentary
films and through power point presentation explained the students how
they can develop Leadership qualities in themselves and why & how it is
very important to take initiative and lead a team to rise on the ladder
of an industry and corporate or even in one’s own business. In day to
day life decision making process is very important. One has to take
initiative and take decisions only then one can manage one’s life. If
these practices are inculcated early in life it can make them ready to
face the outer world and achieve success in life. The students
wholeheartedly participated in practical excises and various
Shri Ashok Goyal, Director, Saksharta Project informed that there is a
remarkable improvement in the students who had regularly attended the
workshop in the past as has been confirmed by the old students. He also
distributed a book on the preaching of Swami Vivekananda ji to
commemorate his 150th birth anniversary. Shri Vijay Dutta, National
Secretary, Vistar, BVP presided the Workshop and appreciated the
importance of these workshops and advised the students as to how they
can improve their daily life and improve their overall personality.
112 students attended today’s workshop held on Sunday the 21st
Group song competition
held in city
05 October 2012
branch-level National Group Song Competition (NGSC) of the Bharat Vikas
Parishad (BVP), Chandrasekharpur branch here was held at the local DAV
Public School on Tuesday with its president Kumudini Panda in the chair
and being inaugurated by DAV School principal Dr KC Satapathy.
Students from 10 schools participated in the event. The KIIT
International School, DAV School, CSpur and Sri Aurobindo Integral
School, Khandagiri stood first in Hindi, Sanskrit and Odia disciplines,
The function was graced by Vice-Chancellor, SOA University Dr RP Mohanty
and retired IPS officer Ashok K Sahu as the chief guest and guest of
honour, respectively. They addressed the gathering comprising BVP
members, students, teachers and parents and gave away prizes and
certificates to winners and participants and also released the third
issue of the branch mouthpiece SAMYOG.
BVP State general secretary Geeta Patnaik spoke as an observer and
informed the winners to participate at the State-level competition to be
held on October 7. Gopal C Patra introduced the guests and Prof DD Misra
gave a vote of thanks. The function began with mass singing of Vande
Mataram and concluded with Jana gana mana.
organizes Interschool National Group Song Competition
Early Times; 25 Sep 2012
JAMMU: Bharat Vikas Parishad
(BVP), Talab Tillo Branch, organised an Interschool National Group Song
Competition in Sanskrit at KNIT School. Several teams from different
schools participated in the competition. JK Montessori Senior Secondary
School Talab Tillo clinched 1st prize in the competition The
participating teams contested in two categories namely singing of song
in Hindi and singing of song in Sanskrit.
The participants created a wonderful aura of music and joy. Prof J L
Kotwal (Ex Secy. BOSE) was the chief guest while President Talab Tillo,
Branch of Bharat Vikas Parishad, Rajni Gupta, Prof Satish Anand, Prof
D.R. Kotwal, Dr Santosh Gupta and VK Tandon were the guests of honour
and Sanjeev Gupta was the special guest on the occasion.
The Hindu; 24 Sep 2012
Out of the 25 teams
that participated from various schools, students of Sri Prakash
Vidyaniketan of Asilmetta branch emerged as winners at the
district-level group competition for singing patriotic numbers.
The contest was conducted recently by Bharat Vikas Parishad at Andhra
University Engineering College auditorium. With patriotism as the theme,
group songs published by Bharat Vikas Parishad received winning
accolades. With the perfect sychronisation of sruti, laya and ragam, the
team enthralled the audience with the patriotic songs in Hindi and
secured the first position.
Principal of AU Engineering College B.S.N. Raju, Bharat Vikas Parishad
district president V. Sanyasi Raju, Director of Sri Prakash Vidyaniketan
Ch. Vasu Prakash were present on the occasion.
‘Bharat ko jano’
Plus; 22 Sep 2012
: Students from various
schools wrecked their brains over 'Bharat ko Jano' topic during the quiz
competition organised by Bharat Vikas Parishad at Geeta Covent School,
Every year this competition is organised by the Parishad and two
students from various schools participated in the competition.In senior
group, Saraswati Shishu Sadan, Ballabgarh bagged the first position,
Geeta Convent School bagged second whereas DC Model Town School secured
In the junior group, Saraswati Shishu Sadan, Ballabgarh secured first,
Takshila Model School, Sector 3 second and Dynasty International School
bagged third position.
Senior citizens help
the less fortunate
Bharat Vikas Parishad
Charitable Trust provides the artificial limbs and other equipment,
India; 10 Sep 2012
Ludhiana: As a helping gesture, Senior Citizens Welfare
Association Ludhiana (SCWAL) distributed free artificial limbs and other
support equipment to physically challenged senior citizens and less
fortunate at the second free artificial limbs distribution camp held at
Viklang Sahayata Kender in Rishi Nagar on Sunday.
Providing details of the camp, Satya Pal Karkara, president of SCWAL,
said, ""During the camp artificial limbs, calipers, tricycles, wheel
chairs, crutches and hearing aids were provided free of cost to 36
physically-challenged senior citizens and underprivileged people of the
society. ""The association also plans to hold free medical camps,
helping inmates of old age homes, sponsoring free eye surgeries,
sensitizing youth about their responsibilities towards elders and
creating awareness about problems of senior citizens"".
Karkara appealed to the philanthropists to come forward and help SCWAL
in the noble cause through liberal donations.
Suraj Jyoti, president of Bharat Vikas Parishad Charitable Trust,
which provided the artificial limbs and other equipment, reiterated
commitment of Parishad to provide aids and appliances to
physically-challenged persons to help them become self sufficient. Mani
Bhushan Tiwari of Sherpur, a worker, who lost a leg due to electric
shock seven years ago, said, ""They are doing a commendable job as they
are providing free artificial limbs and other equipment to people like
us. They have given us a new lease of life"".
Eye donors’ kin honoured
Express; Sun, 2 Sep 2012
Chandigarh : Bharat Vikas Parishad’s (BVP) Madhav Eye Bank
observed the 27th National Eye Donation Fortnight 2012 at a function
in Chandigarh today. The organisation felicitated family members of
donors and introduced a mobile eye care van.
The event was attended by over 200 people and 18 members whose wards
has pledged to donate their eyes after their death were felicitated.
These families hail from Chandigarh, Mohali, Dera Bassi, Mandi
Gobindgarh, Amloh, Sirhind and other parts of Punjab.
The objective of organising this event was to create awareness about
corneal blindness and to motivate people regarding eye donation.
In another initiative, Bharat Vikas Parishad Charitable Medical
Centre introduced mobile eye services with the inauguration of a
mobile van which will have all basic facilities for the eye care.
The Van was inaugurated by Dr Manisha in the presence of Dr K L
Passi, President of Bharavt Vikas Parishad Charitable Trust.
The mobile van will cater to Ram Darbar, Dadu Majra, Mauli Jagran
and other deprived areas of the region. The van will facilitate eye
check-ups at subsidised costs.
According to Dr Sujata Dwivedi, director of BVP’s Madhav Eye Bank,
"One out of every five blind person in the world is an Indian."
Bharat Vikas Parishad and PGGCG jointly organised an Elocution
Post; 30 August, 2012
Chandigarh : Bharat Vikas Parishad, a nationally acclaimed NGO
and Literacy Society of the Post Graduate Govt College for Girls, Sector
42C Chandigarh today organised an "Elocution Competition on the life of
Swami Vivekanand and his Ideas" at the college premises which was well
attended by over 200 students. Shortlisted I5 students participated in
this competition and spoke on the following topics including Swamiji’s
ideas of Awakening India, Swami Vivekanand’s Vision & Corporate Social
Responsibility, Swami Vivekanand - A Role Model for Youth of India
and Relevance of Swami Vivekanand in today’s contest.
All participants spoke in detail on preaching of Swami Vivekanandji and
encouraged the students in audience to follow the preaching of Swamiji
which will help them to groom in life and will make them a more
successful and acceptable person in the society. Rupali and Mudita spoke
on Swamiji’s ideas of Awakening India were declared the winners while
Ruchi and Meenakshi deliberated her views on Swami Vivekanand’s ideas of
Value Education were runner up.
were awarded by Sh. S.P. Tiwari, National Working President of
Bharat Vikas Parishad and the former Vice Chancellor from Gwalior
Sh. S.C. Gilhotra, Vice President (Punjab East) of Bharat Vikas
Parishad informed the audience about the activities of Bharat Vikas
Parishad and also informed that the year is being celebrated 150th
Anniversary year of the life of Swami Vivekanandji. The Bharat Vikas
Parishad is organizing elocution contents and eassay writing
competitions on the life of Swami Vivekanandji in every part of the
country. Ms Suman Ghandi Convenor Literacy society of PGGCG Sector
42 Chandigarh and R.K. Moudgil, President, Bharat Vikas Parishad,
Chandigarh presented the vote of thanks.
Plantation Day at St Bawra School - BVP celebrates vanmahotsav
Times of India;
26 August 2012
Ludhiana : Plantation Day at St Bawra School Lajpat Nagar: The staff
and students of St Bawra Public High School celebrated "vanmahotsav"
along with the members of Bharat Vikas Parishad (Shivaji Shakha) at the
school campus. Parishad president Jagraj Gupta and secretary Ashwini
Garg presided over the celebration as the participants planted over 200
saplings in a municipal park near the school. School director Satish Soi
interacted with the parishad members and students and discussed global
warming and deforestation. School principal Chander Prabha concluded the
function with a speech.
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Blood Donation held by Bharat Vikas Parishad at Powai Chandivali
The NGO Bharat Vikas Parishad kept a Blood Donation Camp at Ganesh
Maidan Powai Chandivali on 5th August 2012. The NGO is a very active
organisation with regular programs in Powai Chandivali.
Bharat Vikas Parishad creating right ambience for society
July 16, 2012
Silchar : Bharat Vikas Parishad since its
inception in 1963 has been creating the right ambience for society
with its accent on five cardinal principles of sampark, sahayog,
sanskar, seva and samarpan. I B Ubadia, president of the Cachar unit
of the Parishad, speaking about the background of the organization
said that it has till now more than 900 branches across the country
and around 20 abroad. It came into being, on the birth day of Swami
Vivekananda and also in the aftermath of Chinese aggression which
prompted socially oriented persons of the time, Hans Raj Gupta and
Suraj Prasad to think of it.
Ubadia quoted the great Hindi poet, Tulsidas, who wrote of service
to the poor and underprivileged as the greatest religion of man, to
say that the Parishad has been working for the larger interests of
the people who are helpless and discriminated as well as neglected
in society. The occasion was the celebration of 10th foundation day
of Bharat Vikash Parishad in the premises of a hotel here last
night. The organization imbued with the ideals and teachings of
Vivekananda and with the support of its youth front has been working
in many areas with the sole objective of uplift and betterment of
society, he pointed in his welcome speech.
Nilotpal Sengupta, project chairman, described BVP as ‘totally non
political and non sectarian’ committed to bring about ‘social
renaissance’and eliminate social evils to herald a prosperous and
glorious future. It is a council of elites and enlightened, as he
said, that inspires others to work with a sense of confidence and
responsibility. ‘It is a unique organization with positive approach
to create awareness about our rich heritage and culture’, he stated.
Elaborating on the works of the Parishad during the last few months,
Sengupta said it took up manifold programmes to observe ‘world
environment day’, tree-plantation, distribution of clothes among
tribal students, besides carrying on other humanitarian missions, as
well as the welfare of cattle involving the veterinary department of
the State government.
Quite significantly, the Parishad has included in its mission the
development of Ekal Vidyalayas of the region. Marvari Yuva Manch has
been actively involved in promoting the cause of the organization.
The Social Work department of Assam University has also come forward
to assist and help the Parishad to spread its ideology and message.
Gopalji Misra, Dean of Social Work department, who was the chief-
guest, speaking on the philosophy said one has to look inside
oneself to ask if he is worthy to live in society before talking of
others. He should project himself as a role model to establish the
dictum,‘ do what you believe in order to inspire others for good and
noble works’. In order to set a definite goal before itself, he
advised for priority of agenda and to make sincere and dedicated
efforts for assuring people’s participation. He at the same time
favoured pulling up of resources and to get its achievements
evaluated by the funding agencies to keep the wheel of works moving.
After all, as he said, credibility of any organization makes it grow
stronger and remain firm in its onward march and the target groups
the downtrodden, the lonely and forgotten, will be greatest
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Governor tells youth to break away from shackles of caste
11 July 2012
Dehradun: Governor Aziz Qureshi today inaugurated an environment
meeting organised by the Bharat Vikas Parishad to celebrate its
golden jubilee at the ONGC auditorium here today.
The Governor said for true development, eradication of illiteracy,
superstition and other social evils was required and so was focus on
the welfare of farmers, labourers and all underprivileged sections
The Governor stressed the importance of primary school teachers in
moulding the thoughts of youngsters.
Qureshi said if the country had followed the path of development
shown by Swami Vivekananda, a new India would have been created. The
Governor called upon the youth to break away from the shackles of
caste, religion, language and region and create one India where
there was no place for hatred, injustice or exploitation.
He paid tributes to Dr Suraj Prakash who had established the Bharat
Vikas Parishad that follows the principles and ideals of Swami
Vivekananda. He congratulated the office-bearers and members of the
organisation on the occasion of its golden jubilee.
The Governor also presented mementos to Dr S Farooq and Dr SS Sahni,
who have made great contribution to society on behalf of the
Earlier, the programme was inaugurated by the Governor by lighting a
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can help check female foeticide, says Chawla
16 July 2012
Bathinda : The
NGO, Bharat Vikas Parishad, today celebrated its founders' day. The
chief guest on the occasion was former health minister Laxmi Kanta
Chawla. Speaking on the occasion, organizer Ashok Gupta said the BVP
was founded in 1963 and is involved in different social activities.
It has organized events such as Bharat Ko Jano competition, national
song singing competition, medical camps and has provided stipends,
uniforms and books to the schoolchildren. Widows are given ration
worth Rs 300 daily. As many as 17 women were given the ration on the
Laxmi Kanta Chawla spoke on the need to bring modern India at par
with the people living in rural pockets. She lauded the organisation
saying it was the biggest institution involved in donating
artificial limbs to the physically challenged. She also dwelt on the
cultural dilemma confronting sociaety and pointed out that people
were moving away from their basic social mores and cultural roots,
leading to confusion among the new generation.
The former Health Minister also spoke about corruption taking deep
roots in society and said those wsho preach honesty must practice it
Chawla also pointed out that the role of women was important in
checking social crimes like female foeticide.
Prominent among others present on the occasion included PN Garg,
Satpal Mahajan, SL Latika, KC Mittal, Madan Mohan Jindal and others.
Bharat Vikas Parishad-Bokaro celebrates 49th foundation day
12 July 2012
Established in 1963, Bharat Vikas Parishad is a service-cum-ethics
oriented non-political, socio-cultural voluntary organisation.
It is dedicated to the development and growth of Bharat in all fields of
human endeavour - cultural.social, academic, moral national and
spiritual - by promoting a sense of patriotism, national unity and
"The main aim of the parishad is to organise the elite and intellectual
citizens and motivate them to serve the poor, disabled, illiterate and
ignorant brethren not as an act of charity but in the true spirit of the
cultural tradition of service as duty", R Dewedi president of BVP said.
Bokaro Thermal branch organised its 49th foundation day at station club
Cultural programmes were presented by children of Garmajarua basti and
have been adjudged best in the show.
School children had put up a colourful display of dance and music during
the function under the guidance of Vijoya Tiwari, secretary of BVP.
State president of BVP, PK Ambastha, BD Sahu, SB Singh, AP Singh, R
Dewedi were present on the occasion.
Vikas Parushad distributed 200 "Tulsi plants"
News Express; July 10, 2012
Ferozepur : Bharat Vikas Parishad has come up as an active
social organistion in the country. Over a simple ceremony at Shri
Hanuman Mandi, Turi Bazar in association with Shri Ramayan Parishad
and Shri Mahavir Sanatan Dharam Mandi, 200 ‘"Tulsi plants" along
with the pot, were distributed free of cost.
behind distributing the plant is to make common man aware about the
religious, spiritual and medicine importance of "Tulsi".
Satish Grover, Roshan Lal Sethi, Prthivi Puggal, Vinod Goyal,
M.P.Bajaj informed that Bharat Vikas Parishad distributes 1100 "‘Tulsi
Plants" every year. Satish Grover further informed that the use of
Tulsi plant leaves, keeps you away from number of diseases and to
keep the pure environment and good thoughts atmosphere at home each
family must have "Tulsi Plant" at home.
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sabha to mark death anniversary of Vivekananda
Times of India;
Jul 4, 2012
country will pay homage to Swami Vivekananda, the embodiment of Indian
culture and intelligence, on the occasion of his death anniversary on
Wednesday (July 4). The city, where Vivekananda spent some time before
his departure to heavenly abode, will also hold programmes to pay
tributes to the great soul.
Ramakrishna Mission Home of Service will organize a puja in Luxa area.
Bharat Vikas Parishad is going to hold 'shradhanjali sabha' at Swami
Vivekananda memorial in Nadesar and Gopal Lal Vila in Cantonment area,
where Vivekanand stayed during his last visit to the city in 1902.