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Bharat Vikas 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 demonstrations.

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 October, 2012

Group song competition held in city
The Pioneer; 05 October 2012
Bhubaneswar:The 8th 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, respectively.

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.

BVP 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.

Patriotic songs
The Hindu; 24 Sep 2012

HYDERABAD:
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’
Jagran City Plus; 22 Sep 2012

Faridabad : 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, Sector 16.

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 third position.

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,
Times of 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
The Indian 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 Competition
The Indian 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.

The winners were awarded by Sh. S.P. Tiwari, National Working President of Bharat Vikas Parishad and the former Vice Chancellor from Gwalior University.

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
8  August, 2012

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
The Sentinel
; 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 beneficiaries.


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Governor tells youth to break away from shackles of caste
The Tribune;   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 of society.

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 parishad.

Earlier, the programme was inaugurated by the Governor by lighting a ceremonial lamp.

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Women can help check female foeticide, says Chawla
The Tribune;   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 occasion.

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 first.

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
The Pioneer;   12 July 2012
Bokaro : 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 integrity.

"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 Bokaro Thermal.

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.

Bharat Vikas Parushad distributed 200 "Tulsi plants"
Punjab 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.

The purpose 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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Puja, shradhanjali sabha to mark death anniversary of Vivekananda
Times of India;   Jul 4, 2012
VARANASI: The 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.

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