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Sanskriti Saptah

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Sanskriti Saptah
This annual programme of Vikas Week / Sanskriti Saptah is conducted during the months of July to September.  It enables the members to work together in numerous programmes and helps create awareness about the work of the Parishad among the citizens.  The main emphasis under this programme is on Sampark and Sahyog.  

During the year 2015-16, 523 branches organised 3,134 programmes during the Sanskriti Saptah. These programmes were attended by over one lakh citizens.

For latest news from the Branches, please refer to the issues of Niti

Karimganj, Assam: Branch Observed Sanskriti Saptah from 20th to 27th September by organizing   eight programs namely Dental Awareness Camp, General Health Check-up Camp, Essay Competitions, Cloth (Saree) Distribution, Bhajan Sandhya, Patriotic Solo Song Competition, Sit & Draw Competition, and Sports Goods Distribution. Branch celebrated Bijoya (Dashera) Sammelani on 12th October at Vivekananda College of Education Auditorium. Members of the Parishad and their children presented a colorful cultural program.

Chandigarh South 1 (Punjab East): Conducted Sanskriti Saptah from 1st to11th September by organizing  various activities like feeding to cows in Gaushala located at Sector 44, Biscuits were distributed to 70 poor children outside Ram Mandir, Sector-47-D, Chandigarh, Fruits were distributed to 170 persons residing in Kusht Aashram, A lecture on Moral Values was delivered by Prof. Jaya Parkash, Executive Member, to students of Govt. Model High School, Sector-31, Chandigarh, Tulsi Plants were distributed to persons outside Sanatan Dharam Mandir, Sector-46, Chandigarh, free specks provided to 18 students, who have poor visions, of Govt. High School, Sector-47A, Chandigarh after Eye Check up covering 449 Students.

A-Block Janakpuri (Delhi South): Branch Organised GVCA program in 7 schools i.e. 4 MCD Primary and 3 Sr. Sec. School of A "Block Janakpuri in their respective school assemblies. In primary school all the toppers in each section of the class from 2nd to 5th were awarded with prizes of 8, 6 and 4 exercise books there by 91 one time awards were given to these meritorious students. In Sr. Sec. School 36 meritorious students of Class IX and XI were honored with monthly scholarship of Rs. 100  for the academic session 2014-15, 17 committed, devoted and dedicated teachers were also honored. Two camps were organizes with the assistance of Mobile Dental Van of BVP Delhi (South) for the benefit of adopted Basti. A talk by Acharya Chander Shekhar on Kaam Krodh, Lobh". Teeno Nark ke Dwar was organized in the overflowing hall of Shri Hari Mandir. Quoting extensively from 'Bhagwad Gita', he elaborated in a very simple language bringing out its relevance to the prevailing condition of our society. He laid emphasis to keep them within reasonable and prudent limit is the only way to attain peace and happiness in life.

Dr. Kitchlu Ludhiana (Punjab North): "Sanskriti Pakhwada Celebrations" was organized from September 2nd to 15th in different institutions at Ludhiana, wherein seven programmes were organized, carrying out activities such as : Chart Making Competition in which 125 students participated, Slogan Writing Competition 35 students participated in it., Tips for Personality Development were given by Mrs. Alka Mehan and Mrs. Aruna Puri to 200 students. Dr. DRC Bakhetia dealt in detail on significance of water and an urgency  to save it for posterity. Declamation contest on Swami Vivekananda ji, in which 12 students participated. Seven students were honored with participations awards. Remaining five students  received 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and two appreciation prizes. Rangoli Competition was held among 15 students of two groups. Cultural programme on Ganesh Vandana, Group song on Nari Shakti were presented by 48 students. All these were give appreciation/ incentive prizes. A folk or group song competition was arranged in the Govt. High School, Haibowal Kalan, Ldh. 1st , 2nd , 3rd, and two appreciation prizes were given.  Save Water Campaign, Dr. DRC Bakhetia spoke on significance of water in our daily life and impressed upon all to save it for posterity. Fresh & Dry Flower arrangement competition for children/ladies of BVP  Branch member families was arranged. Religious songs were recited by Mrs. N. Mannan, Mrs. Vinod Bhalla and Er. B.K.Bhalla.

A special programme was arranged on Internet Appreciation Programme for women covering Basics of internet usages, accessing website, procedure for railway reservation, payment of bills, phone-banking, etc. in the computer lab of the BVP VSK, Ludhiana. Moral/ Educative Story telling competition was arranged in Govt. Primary School, Haibowal Kalan, Ludhiana.Thirteen students presented interesting stories highlighting morals from each story. Poetic Symposium on Drug-dead diction, Dowry - a curse in the society and Save Water for posterity was arranged on September 15, 2014 for the students of Satguru Ram Singh Govt. Polytechnic College for Girls, Rishi Nagar, Ludhiana.

Isanpur (Gujarat Central): Celebrated Shard Utsav - RAS GARBA program on 11 October. Family members (110) participated and enjoyed MAHA AARTI and Ras Garba. Prize distribution was very exciting.

Powai Maharashtra II: A 3.3 km run was organized in Sept.2014 to commemorate 150th  anniversary of historical speech by Swami Vivekanand, who represented India at the Parliament of the World’s Religions (1893) at Chicago USA. This first ever run for a different cause drew good response which enthused organizers to make it yearly event. Shri Virendra Yagnik, regional patron of BVP delivered a crisp and insightful address to all audience before commencing the race. Mr. Umesh Rathi a leading industrialist and regional president of BVP flagged off the race. Special guests included many leading personalities from Powai. Race for adults commenced exactly at 7.25AM as scheduled which was followed by race for senior citizens and children who were equally enthusiastic about the run. The first winner completed this distance of 3.3km in just 10 minutes 34 seconds, winner in other categories followed soon who were all cheered by the spectators and volunteers.

Chandigarh North II (Punjab East): on 23rd Sept. branch celebrated the “Parivar Milan” and in this function arranged medical checkup wherein more than 70 members along with their families were checked by the team of Fortis Hospital Mohali. In sector 22 school, branch organized Guru Vandana Chhatra Abhinandan.

Chhatwal (Punjab North): Branch organized a Bhajan Sandhya / Parivar Millan Programme on 28th at Barsonon, under the presidentship of Sh. Surjit Singh Branch President, Sh. Lalit Mahajan National Vice President congratulated  ChhatwalBranch team and members for the project and said Bhakti Yog is a easy way to see God. Sh. Sanjeev Sharma Branch Sec. and team performed Bhajans.

Panchkula (Haryana North): Mehndi competition was organized on 8th October to celebrate 'Karva Chouth'. Students of Beauticians class of Bitiya Vikas Kendra participated in the Competition. The members of branch took keen interest. Prizes were given to the students who won first four positions. Members were given gift packs. Certificates were awarded to thirteen students, who had completed six months of training in stitching. Mrs. Sutinder Trikha was the Chief Guest in the function conducted by Sunita Mangala. Students of Bitiya vikas Kendra contributed Rs. 2700/ towards Kashmir Relief Fund through the Tribune.

Inderprastha Vistar, Delhi East : Branch organised GVCA at Pramila Bal Deaf and Dumb School and Bharti Public School. Branch also organised Satsang, Yoga Camp, Bone density and Medical check up camp, General awareness Quiz in a school among children, Paper distribution about BVP & Eye Donation awareness, Arya Samaj Orphan House to distribute clothes, Participation by members in Dandia Mela of Prant etc..

(Niti: Dec., 2014)

Katni, Mahakaushal :  Sanskriti Saptah was celebrated in the month of August 2014. Mehandi and Rangoli Competition was celebrated in Sanskar Bharati School, where in 125 students participated. Service activity conducted in the school of mentally retarded School Swamlamban. Health checkup camp and distribution of cloths organised in old age home at Jhinjhri Katni. Blood donation camp organized in Govt., Hospital Katni. Workshop organized in Govt. Hospital Katni. Speech competition was organized to save girl child in Govt. PG Tilak College where 21 participants delivered lecture on Beti Bachao. It was excellent programme for youth awareness.

(Niti: Nov., 2014)

B-Block, Janakpuri, Delhi South : Celebrated Sanskriti Saptah in which as many as 14 activities were organised as under : essay competition on Swami Vivekanand (6 schools and 16 children participated.) Elocution, declamation contest (6 schools and 11 students participated). The subject in both the contests was 'relevance of Swami Vivekananda in today's context'. Eye donation camp (69 persons pledged their eyes. Dental check up camps (dental health of 185 children, was examined), distribution of BVP Literature, eye checkup camp (62 were the beneficiaries.) 24 persons were given free spects. Blood donation camp (22 units of blood was collected.) Children cultural programme (over 24 children displayed their skills) and distribution of tulsi plants (over 60 tulsi saplings.)

Janakpuri Main : Sanskriti Saptah was organized at Shri S.D. Mandir. Free physio camp (42 patients benefited), eye camp (38 patients benefited), Environment day (planted 52 trees and distributed 255 tulsi plants), a free dental camp, Bhajan sandhya (200 ladies participated), drawing competition (90 students from 7 schools participated) and a competition on Ram Charit Manas in the senior citizen meeting (58 members participated) were the main activities gone through during the week.  

Greater Kailash -I : 14 programmes were held: tree plantation drive (200 saplings planted), teej celebration (83 ladies attended), Independence Day celebrations (80 persons attended), Mahila Sangam (lively discussion on various topics), Janamashtami (90 devotees attended), Cutlural programme with 120 participants. Guru Vishram Vridh Ashram Old Age home special lunch to 150 inmates by paying Rs. 5000 to Ashram, Bhajan Sandhya (ladies), Hanuman Chalisa (80 members attended.) Shri Sathya Sai Baba Kirtan (60 devotees attended.) Tulsi pot distribution (laughing club distributed 25 saplings). Mahila Sambhagita (25 ladies were present.) Smt. Leela Munshi spoke on Bhagwat Geeta and help to needy members.      

Dhanbad, Jharkhand : During Sanskriti Saptah following programmes were held: Samoohik Sundar Kand path, free eye checkup camp and seminar in 2 schools, tree plantation, welcome boards were also put up at 4 places.

Vivekanand (Sujanpur), Punjan North : Branch organized the week from 01to 08.09.2013 during which 11 projects were undertaken under the direction of Project Director Raman Puri. Projects like: Safai Abhiyaan at Shamshan Ghat, distribution of old clothes, stationary and fruits to slum basti and govt schools students, Tulsi plant distribution, tree plantation, Swami Vivekanand seminar at Rajput Sr. Sec. School, Sujanpur. Teacher's day celebration, family gettogether and cultural programme were held in which Prant President Sushil Sharma, National Vice Presidet Sh. Lalit Mahajan, K.K. Mahajan and others participated. 

Dr. Kitchlu, Ludhiana : Branch organized a series of programmes for the sanskriti saptah celebration from 2nd to 7th September 2013 in six different schools. Painting and slogan writing competition (topic: a scene depicting nature's beauty), do not waste water and aao padhey aur padhaya. (26 students participated). Declamation contest in Hindi and English (12 students participated). Paper reading contest (16 students participated), a drawing competition on Save water and Paryavaran Suraksha (12 students participated.) Recitation of Poems on patriotism & bravery, and Punjabi lok geet competition were the highlights.  

Urban Jalandhar : Celebrated Sanskriti month by dedicating it to women welfare. 42 talented girls from 5 different schools, who achieved distinction in either education or sports, were given educational kits in a function held in Shivalik Public School, One time scholarship of Rs. 9000 was given to one needy girl as her college fees. All household articles were given to one needy girl during her marraige and langar was organised for local people after a religious function.

Batala : Organised vikas week with sunder kand path from 1st to 7th September 2013. Dental checkup camp Govt. High School for girls Qilla Mandi Dr. Dushant Chopra and Dr. Barkha Chopra examined about 200 students. GVCA in 2 schools, seminar on teaching of Swami Vivekanand in Govt. Sr. Sec. School for girls, Tulsi poojan & vitran samaroh and seminar on stress and time management organized in R.R. Bawa DAV College for Girls were the main activities held during the week. Prof. Shiv Rajan Puri and Dr. Davinder Siingh Johal were the main speakers at GVCA and seminar respectively.   

Karimganj, Assam : Branch organized the week and performed 9 programmes. A discussion on the life of Swami Vivekanand & its utility in our practical life, provided proficiency certificate along with tailoring kits, side bags to 35 lady trainees who successfully completed 3 months training, distribution of sports materials at Saraswati Shishu Niketan, Examining of eyes of 74 patients by Dr. Anup Kr. Daityari, an awareness cum dental checkup camp (Dr. R. Zaman BDS, examined the students), a health checkup cum homeopathy medicines distribution camp under project Aarogya (112 patients were examined by Dr. Durbadal Das.) A sit & Draw competition in junior and senior group, a video show at Harijan Colony Subhashnagar, a discussion on Vivekanand as a teacher were the highlights of the week.   

(Niti: Dec., 2013)

Dhubri, Punjab East : Vikas week was observed in 5 schools on 11th, 18th and 25th August. The programmes included: Essay competition, sit and draw competition and recitation competition (Rhymes, Bengali, Assamese and Hindi). 325 students participated.

Hajipur, Punjab North : Branch conducted 5 programmes viz: Shabad kirtan competition on the eve of Shri Guru Granth Sahib Parkash Utsav on 1st Sept. 2013. All participants were honoured with mementos. On 2nd Sept 2013 a Sulekh partiyogita was conducted in Govt. Girls Primary School in Punjabi, Hindi & English. On 3rd Sept. 2013 at Table (pahada) recitation competition among Govt. Primary School Boys was conducted. On 5th Sept. teachers day celebrations were held in Govt. Sr. Sec. School. 60 teachers participated. 6 teachers were honoured. On 6th Sept. branch distributed stationary items to Sarvhitkari Shishu Vatika Sanskar kender children. All these functions were chaired by Commander Sansar Chand Sharma State Convener Environment. All winners & participants were given certificates & mementos.   

Vivek Vihar, Delhi East : Organised Sanskriti Saptah from 12th to 19th August 2013. The main events were donation of 10 benches to Henry Duniyat Public School, Jhilmil, organising a cricket tournament, distribution of prizes in Deaf and Dumb school Karkardooma, celebrating Independence Day and conducting quiz contest, distribution of Geographical charts etc. Donating needles, mats and threads in Silai Center for Women, honouring Sr. Citizens social women and celebrating Rakhi with disabled children at Deaf and Dumb school.

Janakpuri Main, Delhi South : During Sanskriti Saptah held from 19th to 25.08.2013 a free physio camp (42 patients benefited), an eye camp (38 patients befitted), environment day (planted 52 trees and distributed 255 tulsi plants), a free dental camp through dental van, a Bhajan Sandhya (200 ladies participated) a drawing competition (9 students from 7 schools participated) and a competition on Ram Charit Manas in the senior citizen meeting (58 members participated) were the high lights of the week.

Dhanbad, Jharkhand : Celebrated Sanskriti  Saptah in which free eye checkup camp was held at Gayatri Mandir on 01.09.2013. More than 300 patients were scrutinized out of which 20 were selected for IOL Cataract surgery at Raghnath Kharakia eye hospital Chirkunda. A seminar on Swami Vivekanand was held at Vivekanand Vidyalaya Jharia on 04.09.2013. The subject was "Swami Vivekanands view on Yuva" for senior class students. More than 500 students were present. The main speakers were L.P. Kanodia, Sri Sukhdeo Acharya and Shri Rajiv Sharma. Another seminar on Swami Vivekanand was held at Yadav Sukhdeo Narayan Inter Mahavidyalay Bhubaneshwar on 06.09.2013 on the occasion of their foundation day celebration. More than 350 students and 100 parents were present. Organised tree plantation at Sabalpur village Hirak road on 06.09.2013. 118 fruit trees were planted and distributed among villagers.

(Niti: Nov., 2013)

Gurdaspur, Punjab North : Starting with hawan yagya, branch organised S.S. from 15th July to 18th August 2012. 880 plants were planted with the help of Distt. Adm, social organisation and gaushala trust; Ration and clothing worth ` 5000/- was distributed amongst the inmates of kushth ashram; GVCA was organised in 16 different schools; Seminars were organised on the subject of female feticide, effect of atomic power, drug de-addiction and 150th birth anniversary celebration of Swami Vivekanand. Free dental checkup camps were held and free uniforms, stationary distributed to the students, water coolers were donated in different schools. Branch members honoured the two winners of Hanuman Akhada on getting silver medal in wrestling in London Olympic. In Shaheed Park a Candle lighting ceremony in the memory of martyrs was also organised. Rajinder Bitta, Chairman Forest Deptt. Pb Govt; Dr. CD Shastri; Ramesh Mahajan Director Drugs Deaddiction Centre; were the guests at different occasions. Kamalpreet Kaur topper of 10th class (2nd in the distt.) was honoured by DPI Pb. Govt. Avtar Singh and DEO Gurdaspur Mrs. Joginder Kaur.

Dr. Kitchlu, Ludhiana : Celebrated Sanskriti maah from July 15 to August 15 2012 by organising: seminar on 'Life and teachings' of Swami Vivekanand wherein a talk was delivered by Mrs Suman Aggarwal, Vice-Chairman of Swami Vivekanand study Circle. In a declamation contest on Life & teachings of Sikh guru held in three schools, 12 students participated. Dr. Rameshinder Kaur Bal, Director of Partap Institutions of Education was the chief guest. Prizes were given to the winners; plantation of Ashoka  saplings, celebration of Shri Krishna Janam Ashtmi, Rangoli competition in which boys won prizes as well; Lok geet competition among member families and guests with a view to promote the Punjabi culture, A seminar on health & fitness by Dr. Amarbeen Singh, MD from Khanna. Dr. B.S., Aulakh, MD Urology Head, DMCH, Ludhiana was the chief guest; arranged a drawing and painting competition in Shaiwal High School on three topics ie 'save, water' 'female feticide' and 'Environment protection. Independence day was celebrated in the same school by arranging a declamation contest on Life and contribution of freedom fighters. Dr. MS Mahal, Director, Pameti-PAU, Ludhiana was the chief guest who unfurled the National flag.

Chhatwal : Celebrated Sanskriti Saptah between 15th July to 14th August 2012 and organised 9 programmes. Tree plantation, tulsi saplings and tulsi literature vitran, seminar on save water and energy, solo song competition and black stickers fixed on head lights of vehicles, calorinisation of water tanks and wells, stationary distribution at Govt. Primary School, clothes distribution to needy, painting competition on environment etc.

Khanna : 13 different projects were organised during sankriti week viz. painting competition (topic patriotism), free Homoeopathic check-up, hemoglobin check-up, display boards, displaying Swami Vivekanand quotes, honouring meritorious students, teachers, sports persons and a cycle rally with Swami Vivekanand banners etc.

Phagwara : Miss Nayan Jassal who secured second rank in PCS Examination was honoured, 51 plants of tulsi and 21 of neem were distributed, tree plantation, a play on drug addiction and its effects, GVCA and talk on teachings of Swami Vivekanand were organised. In blood donation camp 21 members donated blood, release of pamphlet on Kanya Bhroon Hatya and under Viklang Sahayata a tricycle was given to a polio patient were other programmes held.

Malerkotla, Punjab East : During this period 300 saplings were planted at 2 different places, lectures on drug addiction, moral values, dental care and eye care were delivered by professionals in different schools. During a visit a Pingal Wara Ashram Sangrur 250 inmates were provided refreshments, a declamation contests on Swami Vivekanand was organised in various schools and Miss Cheenu Sharma from DAV Public School got first position. In addition motto writing competition on Swami Vivekanand, mehandi competition and rangoli competition were also held. Branch also distributed 150 tulsi plants to the residents of Krishna Colony.

Pallavpuram, Hastinapur : Sanskriti Saptah was celebrated from 13th-19th August 2012. Following programmes were undertaken: khadya samagri vitran at kushtha ashram, sundar kand path at Taneja's residence Independentce day celebration, BH park renamed as Swami Vivekanand park, Medical check-up in Dayanand School Modipuram. Bhajan Sandhya, family meets in Monoranjan Hall, sampark abhiyan and Paryavaran Goshthi etc.

Paramhans, Lucknow, Avadh Pradesh : Commenced the sanskriti month with colourful celebration of hariyali teej on 29.07.2012 at the residence of Smt. Monorama Sharma and her son Shri Rajiv Sharma. The branch also organised mehandi & Puja thaal sajao competition and Antakshri & Rangoli at three schools. The month ended on 27.08.2012 with prize distribution to the winners of various competitions and certificates to each participant.

B-Block, Janakpuri, Delhi South : Eighteen programmes were conducted during 01.09 to 16.09.2012. Eye donation camp, an essay competition on the subject 'life and teachings' of Swami Vivekanand. A free eye check-up camp attended by 112 persons of which 49 persons were given free spectacles, dental check-up camp benefiting 300 students, a talk on the subject 'relevance of moral values in present environment' by Shri H.C. Batra, a talk on breast cancer by Dr. Kamal Singhal, a talk on the subject 'problems of menstrual syndrome' by Dr. Vijaya Prabha Agarwal, A blood donation camp, cultural program for children, distribution of BVP literature, a dental check-up camp benefiting 181 students, recital of Bhagwat Gita by Shri R.L. Malik, camp for yoga therapy by yogacharya Shri Mahender Gupta, distribution of 53 tulsi plants, and a thought provoking lecture by Shri Ajay Kumar Upadhyaya.

Gandhi Nagar (Jammu), Jammu-Kashmir : The highlights of S.S. were: Introduction books of BVP were distributed among the staff members of MNKG Montessorie School, Tulsi plants were given to morning walkers. Painting, Rangoli and Fancy dress competitions were held at different schools. Prizes were given to the winners.

(Niti: Dec., 2012)

Rajahmundry, A.P.West : Branch conducted Sanskriti Saptah from 23. to 29.08.2012 in seven places with seven items. On 23rd a programme for youth was organised as to how to escape from bad habits. Power point presentation was given by Dr. Karri Rama Reddy at Aditya Degree College. On 24.08.2012 songs competition by women on our Indian culture was held at Shri Satyanarana Swami Temple.

(Niti: Nov., 2012)

Karimganj, Assam : Branch observed Sanskriti Saptah from 17th to 27.07.2011. The programes were: 17th. A homeopathy camp at Sandhani Sangha, Charbazar. The camp was sponsored by Dr. Durbadal Das. Dr. RanabijoyChoudhury, a well wisher of parishad also examined the patients. Free medicines were distributed. 18th A jam jelly preparation camp was organised at Maizgram under the technical guidance provided by Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Akbarpur. 26 trainees attended the camp. An eye screening cum operation camp (IOL) was organised at 806, Promodnagar L.P. School, Karimganj in association with N.P.C.B. 93 patients registered their names out which 23 were selected for operation. Dr. A. Daityari & Dr. Gautam Roy Sharma attended the camp. Free medicines were distributed. 20th A cleaning of trash & maintainance program was initiated at the Shahid Bedi located at Sambhu Sagar Park, on the eve of language Martyr Day. Distribution of study materials program was organised at Kali Mahavir L.P. School, where copy book, pencil, eraser, scale etc. were distributed among the students. A health check-up cum medicine distribution camp was organised at Nathupur. Dr. M.S. Dasgupta & Dr. T.K. Banik attended the camp. Free medicines were distributed. A personal awareness camp was organised at Pallimangal M.E. School, Suprakandi. 157 students were examined by Dr. Suparna Das Lala. Sports materials was also distributed.

Guwahati : Branch organized this week in the month of November in more than 5 schools by organizing extempore speech, Drawing competition and other on the spot activities which made children aware of their culture and Sanskriti. Smt. Ina Chakraborty Convener Sanskriti Saptah took initiative to organise it successfully. Prizes and sweets were also distributed.

(NITI: Feb., 2012)

Panchkula, haryana north : Sanskriti week was celebrated from 12th to 31st August 2011. A dental check-up camp was organized. 64 plants were planted in Govt. Model Sanskriti School, a yajna in the Bhawan hall by Acharya Sharwan Kumar of Arya Samaj, a talk on Yoga, parivar milan, mahila sahbhagita, painting competition were arranged. 17 years old, who participated in three categories, Khushi, Anjali and Poonam won first prize in their prespective categories. Krishna Chaudhary was honoured for authoring a book of poems based on Vedas. Donations of Rs. 500/- by Krishna Choudhary, Rs. 2100/- by V Mohimi, Rs. 3100/- by Rama Jain were also announced.

Dr. Kitchlu, Ludhiana, punjab north : Branch celebrated Sanskriti Saptah from 7-15 August 2011. S. Sud was the Director of the Project. The hightghts are as follows; Pariwar Millan & Teej celebration in which 25 girls and 20 children and 40 gents participated, a talk on 'discipline a key to success in life'. positive mental attitude to lead a disciplined life. Slogan writing competition on black money & corruption, female foeticides, Drug deaddiction and water conservation & Save water campaign. The first prize winner was Navneet Kaur for the slogan 'Jo beti ko de pahichaan, Mata pita wahi mahaan'., Janam Ashtmi celebration, declamation contest on participation of youth in Nation Building, educating a girl means Vasudhaev Katmbkam, Man creates his own fortune Save water save future. Anand Attri of Gonga Dham Vridh Ashram graced the occasion. Rajinder Singh senior Manager and V.K. Gupta Manager from Indian Overseas Bank Ludhiana were among our honoured guests. In Independence Day celebration Rashtra devo Bhava was the main theme.  Snehlata Sandhu, Councilor, LMC was the chief guest who unfurled the National Flag, the most attractive items were the fancy dress show by the children depicting themselves as Subhash Chander Bose and Shaheed Bhagat Singh.

Gurdaspur : During the month of August 2011 two branches in addition to celebration of Sanskriti Saptah from 7-15 August conducted some programmes as mentioned below : Paper reading contest on Shaheed Udamsingh, GVCA, donation of water purifier and steel benches, tree plantation etc. Attendence in these functions was quite encouraging.

Shahpurkandi : Sanskriti Saptah was organised from 7th to 14th August 2011. Plantation of 200 medicinal plants, provision of 2 ceiling Fans to Govt. Primary School Trehi, distribution of milk, biscuits and fruits to 40 indoor patients of RSD Project Hospital, distribution of 2000 pamphlets on saving water and electricity, covering of head lights of 2 & 4 whelers with black stickers and distribution of 50 tulsi plants with gamla were the highlights of the week.

Malerkotla, punjab east : Branch organised Sanskriti Saptah. The highlights are : visit to the pingalwala centre at Sangrur, Lunch & refreshment for the dwellers were served, arranged a lecture on eye care by Dr. Rakesh Arora M.S. (Eye) for Govt. High School Boys, arranged a lecture on moral values by Madam Rama Deewan for the students of Govt. Girls Sr. Sec. School. Organised a mehandi competition among students of 7 schools. Rangoli festival and competition among girls students of various schools, celebration of  Independence Day at KMRD Jain Girls College. 100 tulsi plants were distributed in Narindra colony. Branch President Jeet Singh Gogia thanked all participants for this Project. 

(Niti: Dec., 2011)

Greater Kailash-I, Delhi South : Branch organized the following programmes during the month of August 2011. Eye care camp wherein around 100 students and 40 adults eyes were examined. Haryali Teej Hanuman Chalisa Recitation followed by brief pravachan by Smt. P. Grover. 94 persons attended the lecture by Acharya Virendra Vikram a scholar preachar at Arya Samaj and President Bharat Swabhiman Trust. Topic was 'having realized an increase in injustice and corruption in the country the need of the hour is of lord Krishana's Sudershan Chakra more than HIS Murli'. On Independence Day Col. I.S. Gujral was the chief guest. During Mahila Sahabhagita and privar Sanskar sewing machines were given to 4 deserving ladies. 15 tulsi plants were distributed.

(Niti: Nov., 2011)

Janakpuri Main, Delhi South : Sanskriti Saptah was organized by the branch from 10 to 17.07.2011 at Shri SD Mandir. A talk on income tax was organised on 10th July on the occasion of foundation day. An eminent Chartered Accountant and tax consultant Shri Vijay Gupta, AICWA, FCS, FCA addressed the participants. 78 members attended. On 11th July a free physio camp was organised. 32 patients were benefited. Shri M.C. Chawla was the chief guest. On 12th July an eye camp was organized. 38 patients got benefited. Environment Day was celebrated on 13th July by planting 52 trees and distribution of 275 tulsi plants. A free dental camp was held on 14th July. 42 patients got benefited. On 15th July a competition on Ram Charit Manas was held in the senior citizens meeting. 52 members participated. In drawing competition held 16th July 138 students from 12 schools participated. On 17th July Dr. Suraj Prakash Jayanti was celebrated. The main speaker was P.R. Sahni, former Mayor of Delhi & Dr. Meena Thakur eminent social worker. On this occasion 1 tricycle was donated to needy person.  

(Niti; Oct.,2011)

Panchkula, Punjab East : 50 saplings were planted, 30 members attended the yoga camp at vivekananda hall. Dr. Megha and Dr. Manish checked the oral hygiene of 40 students of Azad Public School. Gave free treatment to 15 of them in dental clinic, distributed toothpaste & tooth brushes to them. Fifteen differently abled students from the Institute of the Handicapped presented variety of items which got a great applause from the audience. Prizes were given to all of them. 8 students played games, visited the gaushala, contributed liberally for the fodder. 32 children from Ashiana children's home displayed their creativity in two groups. Maj. Gen. I.J.S. Dhillon and Dr. Mrs. Vibha Saluja, President and General Secretary of BAMA Institute of Art acted as Judges. 9 students were given prizes. The Judges also gave cash prizes to Neelam and Sunil for best paintings.

Malerkotla : Branch organized Sanskritik Saptah with following programmes: 100 tulsi plants distributed, lecture on pollution in sohrab public school, lecture on dental care in Govt. Boys school. Lecture on Traffic rules in Govt. Sr. Sec. Girls school. Mahanadi Rangoli competition in KMRD Jain Girls college, lecture on moral values, celebrated the Independence day on 15th August in SVM campus. 

(NITI: Feb, 2011)

Punjab North, Dr. Kitchlu, Ludhiana : Independence Day, GVCA paper reading contest aid to needy, white shirts for 51 students. Janamashtmi celebration and Honouring of meritorious students are the highlights.

Shahpurkandi Township : Branch organised 10 programmes from 1st to 31st August. 125 medicinal plants were planted at different parks and site of staff colony. Chief Engineer, Ranjit Sagar Dam Project, Irrigation works, Punjab Sh. Harvinder Singh was the Chief Guest.

Tagore, Ludhiana : Dr. Roshan Lal gave a talk on " चिन्ता, कारण व निवारण" at a meeting held with members of senior Citizens Association. Shri R.P. Gupta Hon.Secy., Viklang Sahayata Kendra motivated Senior citizens to take home our impontant message to save water " जल है तो कल है - जल ही जीवन है।"

Gurdaspur : A seminar on 'Bhroon Hatya', celebration of Independence day, Declamation, slogan competition, Environment, plantation were the main attraction.

Khanna : From 1st to 31 August Late Shri Shyam Lal Jain & Smt. Satya Wati Jain Memorial free Viklang Sahayata camp was arranged, Shri Abhinav Trikha Hon'ble S.D.M. was the Chief Guest and Sh. I.S. Channi President Municipal Council and Shri Rajesh Chairman Improvement Trust Khanna guest of honour. During GVCA in different schools branch honoured meritorious students with medals and teachers were honoured by the students by garlands. With the help of Punjab National Bank free medical check-up camps were organised, Shri Joginder Bajaj DGM PNB Ludhiana was the Chief Guest and Shri R.N. Malik Chief Manager Guest of honour. On 30 August branch distributed 100 mtr woolen flooring taat in Govt. Primay School no. 5 Nai Abadi.      

Delhi East, Vivek Vihar : Distribution of biscuits in deaf and dumb school, playing brain games, helping a silai kendra for under previleged people and counselling to girls how to serve your parents and behave with elder and younger ones for personality development were the highlights.

Delhi South, B- Block, Janakpuri : GVCA in 6 schools wherein 150 teachers were honoured, Nineteen items were organized during the week such as moral education lectures, Praudh Sanskar lecture by a renowned speaker, Vidyarthi Sahayta, lecture by an Eye specialist for promoting the noble cause of Eye Donation, self defence, a training program, a free Eye check-up camp etc.

C-2, Janakpuri : Variety programme by Children, Bhajan Sandhya, Sunderkand path, sprititual & purposeful talk on relevance of Geeta,Teej Festival, Tulsi plants distribution, awareness programme on 'Alzheimer'. Dr. Sushma Chawla, founder, Hope Ek Asha was the Chief Guest. Screening of the film 'Thaam lo Unka Haath' were the main programmes.

(NITI: Dec., 2010)

Avadh Pradesh, Lucknow : From 27.7- 8.8 Sunderkand, Stationery in schools, BKJ, Art competition, Teej, Senior members honouring programmes were held. Dance by blind artists was appreciated.

Assam, Karimganj : From 8-15.8, Health Check-up, School articles, Study material, Agriculture awareness were held. Dr. Das also came once. Rs. 18,770/-were spent.

Delhi North, Prashant Vihar : From 8th August to 4th Sep. Medical check-up, Help to deaf and dumb, School articles, Bhajan Sandhya, Naturopathy Camp,BKJ, GVCA etc. were held. 1100 people were benefited.                                           
Punjab North, Bhatinda : From 2-15.8 Bhajan Sandhya, Tulsi Vitran, Mehndi etc were arranged.

(Niti: Nov., 2010)

Ambala City, Haryana North : Branch celebrated its cultural week from 23rd to 27th November 2009. On the first day, Guru Tegh Bahadur Martyrdom day was celebrated at GRSD Sr. Sec. School Ambala City. Thirteen teams of local schools participated. The inaugural speech was delivered by Principal Shankar Kashyap. In the Declamation contest, the overall trophy was bagged by Police DAV School. In BKJ (know your India) quiz contest 21 teams participated. The team of Sohan Lal DAV School won first prize in the Senior category while PKR Jain Sr. Sec. School bagged first prize in junior category. Rangoli, Mehandi & Painting competitions were also held. More than 87 students participated. Yoga Shivir & Yoga competitions were held in the BVP Bhavan on the last two days.

(NITI: Feb., 2010)

Anakapalli Central, A.P. North & East : On 5th October 2009 Sriman Peetambara Raghunadhacharya Swami Founder of Shri Astalakshmi Peetam, Shri Bhagavat Siddhi Peeta of Kondakoppaka village inaugurated the Sanskriti Saptah as the Chief Guest along with Shri R.C. Jain, State President and other state office bearers. Retired teachers and Veda Brahmins were honoured: a quiz on Ithihas was conducted, 100 kgs. of Rice was also distributed to the economically backward people which was contributed by Shri Srinivasa Chowdary, flu medicines were distributed in laprosy colony and makavanan village, debate competitions were conducted at Shri Gowri Granthalayam, sponsored by Siddhartha School, Govarpalem. Veena Sravanthi competitions were conducted at Shirdi Sai Mandir, Velpulaveedhi, in which 19 persons participated. At Aadarna Swachanda Seva Samsthan, Vishnu Sahasranama Sankeerthanam was conducted for the welfare of mentally retorted children. In Akshyadham Manovikas Kendram 25 children were given shelter and food. Bhajan Sandhya conducted at Shri Kanyaka Parameswari Temple in which 7 team’s paticipated. It was in memory of late Kandredregula Malleswara Rao by his son Shri Kandregula with Murali Krishna. The Valedictory function was held on 12.10.2009. The chief guest Shri Ch. S.S. Ramachandra Rao, State General Secretary awarded prizes.

(NITI: Jan., 2010)

Raniganj, West Bangal : Distributed free medicines through Vivekananda Sevakendra worth Rs. 8000/- and Ram Krishan Mission Ashram, Ramharipur, Bankura worth Rs. 4000/- Distributed ration to 60 widows, maintained one free bed at Marwari Relief Society Hospital. Maintaining weekly Dental clinic with support of Dr. Rajesh Gupta at Vivekananda Sevakendra. Adopted a school in the year 2004, named Nivedita Pally Prathmik Vidyalaya of 40 students at Kumar Bazar Raniganj. An amount of Rs. 15000/- was given to Shri Raghunath Balika Vidyalaya, Laxmangarh for the purpose of student schlorship. Arranged GVC programme and BKJ quiz competition among students of local schools.

Greater Kailash, Delhi South : The branch organised Sanskriti Saptah on 30th September, 3rd, 6th and 10th October, 2009 at different locations. The programme included, among other matters, 'Goshthi' on different topics related to "Bharatiya Sanskriti" and BVP role in motivating its spread among children, families and 'Praudh' men and women. Around 100 members and other attended these functions and most of them expressed their considered views on the subjects. The guest of honour on two days was Shri Mansoor a yoga teacher and preacher of Bhagwat Gita in USA, Europe and India for the last 15 years. Shri D.N. Grover National Secretary PR, was present on all these days and participated in the deliberations. Shri Vijay Gupta, a noted poet and writer and the branch's senior Vice President anchored the entire programme and made it lively with his views & couplets.

Janakpuri Main : A Sanskriti Saptah was organized from 04.09.09 to 12.09.09 at Shri Sanatan Dharam Mandir On 4th September a lecture on unmploment & rising prices was delivered by the Sh. Raj Narain Pandey retired administrator from Ministry of Agiculture & president of Samarth Siksha Samiti, Delhi. 56 members ware present GVCA was held in 2 schools by Honouring 64 teachers and distributing scholarship to 20 students. The main speaker in the functions was Sh. I.D. Ojha National Working President who was also the chief guest. On 6th September Environment day was celebrated by planting 30 trees and distributing 270 Tulsi plants. On 7th Septembr GVCA was held in 2 schools by Honouring 78 teachers.

(NITI: Nov., 2009)

A Block, Janakpuri, Delhi South :
Sanskriti Saptah was celebrated from 2nd August to 9th August, 2009, Two special programmes were the hall marks of this week. In one of the programme Shri M.C. Gupta, a renowned Social worker and educationist spoke on the inspiring life and deeds of Netaji Subhash Chander Bose and in the other programme Shri H.P.S. Verma M.Sc. expressed his views on the Message of Janamashtami stressing on the message that one must stand up boldly to fight every kind of injustice.

B-Block, Janakpuri : The Sanskriti week was observed from 22.08.09 to 30.08.09, during which Twenty major programmes were performed : seven GVCA, Five Health such as Eye Check-up Dental

Camp, Blood Donation Shivir, 'Three Moral Education lectures in schools, one Praudh Sanskar for Senior Citizens one cultural programme for children and Viklang Sahayta Shivir etc.

Lively programme was organized by children of Shri Gurudwara of A block, under the direction of Mrs. Gandhi, who took great pains to train the children. Leading the audience to ecstasy and thereafter a talk by Shri Narinder Madan Ph.D., LLB on means of Salvation by selfless Service was delivered. 

(NITI: Nov., 2009)

Tuni, A.P.North-East : Sanskriti Saptah was organized by the branch from 17.9.2008 to 23-9-2008, inaugurated by Smt. K. Sobharani, Municipal Chairperson with State convenor Sri B.V.S.S. Seshaji. An impressive Sangeetha Vidhavaji by the children was the highlight of the programme. During GVCA outstanding students were honoured. An impressive display of Art Exhibition by a famous artist of Rajamundry was organised. Lectures on Indian culture and music concerts were also delivered.

Gajuwaka: Branch organized Sanskirti Saptah from 14.12.08 to 21.12.2008. Programmes were held at Gajuwaka which included: Gayatri Yagnam, Career Guidance & Personality Development, AIDS Awareness  Eye check-up, Dental check-up and Talent Games for women. Prizes were presented to the winners by the chief guest Sri B.S.S.S.Sai (State Sanskriti Saptah convener).

West Bengal : During Sanskriti Saptah  villagers staged cultural programmes in their villages and we provided exercise books, pencils, rubbers, biscuits, bhujiyas to all students in some schools and lunch (khichri) to villagers. Tulsi Plants were given to 100 villagers in Ilsoba village.

Kolkata South, West Bengal : Branch organized  NGSC at Laxmipati Singhania Academy on 27th September, 2008. Chief guest was Shri Nandlal Singhania, State President.

In October, 08 branch extended festival greetings to members by two useful books - " Grihastha Gita" and " Aushadh Darshan".

Uttamanand Matri Ashram at Konnagar is a home to about 20 old aged ladies, who have no body to look after in their family. The branch is actively associated in extending help to this institution by providing money for food stuff, milk etc.. Last year Parishad arranged boring of a Deep Tubewell for drinking water in the Ashram & nearby Community at a cost of Rs. 46000/-.

(NITI: Feb., 2009)

Malerkotla, Punjab East : During Sanskriti Saptah 100 plants of Tulsi were distributed, lecture delivered by a Doctor on eye care for the students of S.S.Jain High School and a lecture of S.F.S. Sr. Sec. Public School. Another lecture was arranged on Anti drug addiction by the doctor for the students of Govt. Sr. Sec.School Village Boghiwal & lecture arranged on moral values for the students of K.M.R.D. Jain Girl College. Rangoli and Mehndi competitions were also held.

Pali, Rajasthan West : Branch organized Sanskriti Saptah from 28 September to 5 October managed by Mahila wing of the branch.Acupressure Camp, Dandia Dance, Cooking Classes, Display competition, the subject "In Modern Times Whether Inter Caste Marriage in Justified or Not" and Cultural programme , folk dance competition were organized during the week.

Rajahmundry, A.P. : Branch celebrated Sanskriti Saptah in a grand manner by concucting competition among various sections of people. The competitions began from 23.8.2008 and ended on 12.9.2008. Municipal Commissioner of Rajahmundry, Sri V. Rajendra Prasad was the chief guest. The activities undertaken were: Dress competition, Drawing Competition, Hasya Kavita in Telgu, Bharat Ko Jano, Story Telling and NGSC Hindi.

(NITI: Jan., 2009)

Khanna (Punjab North) : During Sanskriti Saptah branch celebrated 15th August with the senior citizens by unfurling the National Flag. Branch also arranged the hemoglobin check up camp at govt. primary school No.5, in which 73 students were examined by Sh. Mohan Jassal Care Laboratory G.A.D. Mkt Khanna. After this ENT check up camp at Satya Bharti School Vill Cheema. 63 students were examined by ENT specialist Dr. G.S. Mallhi M.B.B.S. M.S. Branch organized GVCA at Govt. Sr. Sec. School Vill. Lalheri in which 20 teachers were honoured by the students and 13 meritorious students were honoured by the teachers. Branch also arranged a Bhajan Sandhya at Bala Ji Mandir and honoured sports persons who played on national level from Khanna City. Branch also arranged to celebrate "Teachers Day" on 5th September.

(Niti Dec., 2008)

Shalimar Bagh, Delhi North :Branch celebrated Sanskriti Saptah wef 15th August: by distributing (i) prasad to Janmastami Shobha Yatra; (ii) 1000 copies and stationary items among the students of MCD Schools of the area and (iii) 31 Tulsi Plants on 28th August. Student of Silai Kendra, a permanent project of the branch, were provided lunch on 29th August. And the branch organised Group Song Competition, Sanskrit Group Song Competition and lokgeet Competition on 31 August at Jaspal Kaur Public School.  A total of 12 songs were presented by teams of 5 schools. All participant students were given a set of copies and pen. In addition a dictionary was given to all first prize winner students.

Moga, Punjab South : The branch celebrated Vikas Month August 2008 as follows: distributed fresh food among the students of Dev Samaj Sr. Sec.School, on the 3rd anniversary of the mother of our Jt. Secretary Mr. Yash Pal Mittal. Mr. Mittal also donated Rs. 1100/- to the branch. Celebrated Van Mahotsva by planting of different Saplings in the Shahidi park and  M.D.A.S.Sr. Sec. School. Donated sewing Machine on the marriage of a needy girl of a poor Brahmin family. Independence Day was celebrated by hoisting National Flag at BVP Bhawan Moga and distributed sweets. Distributed 500 Saplings of Tulsi near S.D. Mandir, Partap Road, Moga on this day.

17th August arranged : Hawan Yagya at Arya Samaj Bhawan 2-New town, Moga in which 22 members of the Parishad with their families participated  Sh. Divakar Bharati was the Brahma. On 20th August members visited the site of flood and helped the needy flood victims of the society by distributing medicines worth Rs. 13000/- in a camp, demanded and organised by the civil surgeon Moga Dr. Adarsh Sood and on 21st August distributed 3000 candles for the flood victims as demanded by the Administation, through SDM, Moga.

24th August: members took part in the Puranahuti of the Yagya at Arya Samaj Bhawan, Moga and donated Rs. 1100/-. Paid Rs. 1100/- to Baba Burfani Sewa Mandal, Moga for Langar on way to Baba Amar Nath Yatra. As demanded by the Civil Surgeon, Moga Parishad got printed 5000 pads slip for medical Camp is Schools.

Anakapalle, Central, A.P.North-East : Branch conducted Sanskriti Saptah from 5-9-08 to 12-9-08: 5-9-08 Inaugration by Smt. B.Krishnaveni, Regional Transport Officer. Eighteen teachers were honoured by the Chief Guest on Teachers Day. 6-9-08 : 18 students gave performance of different "Yogasana's" as per the direction of N.N.M.Rao (Nagesh) Yogasana teacher and it was witnessed by many in Kusuma Haranath Kalyana Mandapam where S. Satyanarayana was the Chief Guest.

7-9-08 Jokes Competition was conducted jointly with laughing club at S.V. Memorial Hall, in which 17 teams participated.

8-9-08 "Bhajana Sandhya" in memory of late Kandregula Malleswara Rao was conducted in a grand gala manner by  his son Kandregula Murali in which 8 teams participated. All participating teams were given mementos (Lord Balaji Photo) and it was held at Sri Venkaterswara Devastanam, inaugurated by Sri Sakala Govinda Rao, Chairman of the Devastanam.

9-9-08 BVP Star Milan programme was conducted in which 102 Mahila took part with Smt. Sreedharala Subha as Chief Guest and anchor.  10-9-08 Quiz competition was conducted on "Ithihasamulu" by Dr. M.Venkteswara Rao Grade -1. Telgu Pandit for two groups (upto 7th junior group and 8th to 10 senior group) at Sri Gurajada Public School, Anakapalle. Sri K, Jabardhan, correspondent, Hima Shekhar Educational Institutions was the chief guest.

11-9-08 Veena Competition was conducted at Sri Shirdi Sai Sewa  Samithi & Samastan,in which 15 teams participated and 5 prizes were declared. All the participants were honoured by Sri Sarisa Srinivasa Rao, Proprietor, Gopal Krishnna Electricals, Anakapalle.

12-9-08 NGSC competition inrespect of Regional language and in Hindi was conducted at Y.M.V.A. Sreedhara Venkataramana Memorial Hall in which8 teams in Hindi, 5 teams in regional language participated. And all the participated teams were honoured by presenting one pen and certificate of participation. At the Valedictory Function Sri G. Haragipal Rao, Retd. D.S.P. was the chief guest and Sri G. Kanakayya State president, A.P. North-East was the guest of honour and Sri Ch. S.S.Ramachandra Rao, State General Secretary was the special invitee. The persons who organised various programmes were honoured.

A.P. North, Anakapalli Main Branch : The branch observed “Sanskriti Saptah” from 10-09-08 to 15-09-08. Under this programme an Elocution Contest, Drawing Competition, Fancy Dress Competition, National Group Song Competition, Chess Competition for school children were held. In the adopted village Krishnapuram games for women were conducted. Bharat Ko Jano and GVCA were also held.A large number of members and almost all the branch Office Bearers were present on almost all the occasions. Prizes were given to the winners. Meritorious teachers and students were honoured.

Poorvi Luckow, Avadh Goraksh : Branch organised Sanskriti Maah Samaroh from 9th Aug onwards at Valmiki Rangshala, Lucknow. Shri N.P.Pushkarna, Prantiya Secretary, Shri V.S.Katiyar, Shri Mukesh Jain, Regional Organising Secretary Zon-VI, were present on the occasion. Dr. Sheema Rizvi, eminent educationist and Journalist , and Ex UP Minister was the Chief Guest and Smt. Usha Asthana, Rashtriya Mantri Parivar Sanskar was Vishisht Atithi. Several programmes like Sunder Kand Paath, Hariyali Teej, Fancy Dress for tiny tots, story reciting, quiz, Art and Drawing competition and many more were organised, Certain article to  Handicapped and Orphans were also donated by the members.

On 20.09.08, Samapan Samaroh was organized in which dance competition in three different age groups was conducted. Smt. Kiran Srivastava, president Mahila Prakoshtha, conducted the programme in a well organised manner. The entire programme was organized by lady members of the branch.

(Niti:  Nov, 2008)



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