Shri Ramakrishna Ashrama, Rajkot

Value Education : For Adults

For Teachers

Seminars for Teachers

The teachers are the torch-bearers of a society, the trainers of the future generation of the country. Swami Vivekananda, the great son of India, dreamt of a ‘NEW INDIA’ rejuvenated and established in her own glory. To build a new India as envisioned by Swamiji, the Ashrama has planned to start ‘Vivekananda Shikshak Sangha’ (VSS), a platform for the teachers of Gujarat state to come together as a united force and thus be an instrument in putting into action man-making and nation-building teachings of Swamiji.

Aim:- The aim of all the members of VSS is Swamiji’s message of ‘Be & Make’ i.e to be an ideal teacher and to make ideal human beings.

Message:- Swamiji’s  message of ‘Strength, Self-Confidence, Unselfishness & Service’.

Inauguration:- The VSS will be inaugurated in the holy premises of Shri Ramakrishna Ashrama, Rajkot on 11th September, 2014, the day Swami Vivekananda manifested himself as a ‘World Teacher’ in Chicago on 1893.

Members:- Keeping in mind the response, support and dedication of almost 450 teachers from all over Gujarat involved in the SGVEP Project conducted by Shri Ramakrishna Ashrama, Rajkot for almost two years as a part of the ‘Celebration of the 150th Birth Anniversary of Swami Vivekananda’ and also remembering the pledge undertaken by most of them to continue the value-education activity among the students of their respective educational institutions even without receiving any honorarium, we have decided to invite these SGVEP teachers to join the VSS as its first members.

Registration:- Each teacher willing to join the Sangha as a member has to fill up a registration form that is valid for one year with a nominal registration fee.

Meetings:-  The VSS meetings will be held by the teachers quarterly once district-wise and yearly once at the state level.

Network: - The network or the chain of link between the teachers and the Ashrama will be school-wise -> taluka-wise -> district-wise-> state-wise. The Ashrama will request some of the teachers of the Sangha to take the responsibility to be the taluka coordinators, district coordinators and state coordinators. Retired DEOs, principals and teachers who have received the Rashtrapati Award will be invited to advice, monitor and supervise the activities. The Ashrama will coordinate the project in the entire state.

Target Educational Institutions:-  Swamiji’s man-making and nation-building message is mainly for the youth. So, at present only high schools will be invited for these activities.

Plan of activities:-

  1. All the SGVEP teachers will be informed through a letter about this activity.
  2. In the inaugural session to be held on 11th September, 2014 in the Ashrama premises they will be given a registration form of membership to enroll themselves.  The teachers interested in the activity have to submit the filled-up form to the Ashrama at the end of the session.
  3. The first group of members will be selected by the Ashrama.
  4. The first activity of the Sangha will be the ‘Celebration of Swami Vivekananda’s Birthday on 12th January, 2015’ in schools through talks, audio-visual shows, exhibition on life and teachings of Swamiji and students’ essay, drawing and elocution competitions.
  5. The members of the Sangha willing to undertake this activity have to send to the Ashrama a plan of proposed activities (in the format supplied by the Ashrama) mentioning the details such as name of the schools, total number of audio-visual shows, exhibition and students’ competitions to be held  under their jurisdiction by 30th September, 2014.
  6. Those teachers who will take the responsibility of these activities will be given books, CDs and other educational materials from the Ashrama.
  7. The Ashrama requests the teachers to offer their services free for this noble cause. However, all the teachers will be awarded a certificate and memento for their valuable services for spreading Swamiji’s message.
  8. The teachers have to submit a detailed report of the activities by 31st January, 2015 to the Ashrama.
  9. Certificates and gifts will also be awarded to the participating students and schools by the Ashrama.

You cannot believe in God until you believe in yourself.- Swami Vivekananda

A few heart-whole, sincere, and energetic men and women can do more in a year than a mob in a century.- Swami Vivekananda

Arise ! Awake ! And Stop Not Till the Goal is Reached.- Swami Vivekananda

All power is within you, you can do anything & everything !- Swami Vivekananda

To be good & to do good, that is the whole of religion.- Swami Vivekananda

Purity, Patience & Perseverance are the three essentials to success, and above all Love !- Swami Vivekananda

Take the whole responsibility on your own shoulders, and know that you are the creator of your own destiny !- Swami Vivekananda

We are what our thoughts have made us, so take care about what you think.- Swami Vivekananda