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VSC Cleanup drive in Agasthyarkoodam : Plastic waste handed over to Forest Dept

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Vivekananda Study Circle (VSC) conducted a trekking program in the Western Ghats on March 11 and 12.  38 techies hiked Agasthyarkoodam, the 1868 m peak, the second highest in Kerala, located within the Neyyar Wildlife Sanctuary in Thiruvananthapuram.

The peak is a part of the Agasthyamala Biosphere Reserve, which lies on the border between Kerala and Tamil Nadu. The techies accessed the mountain by foot from Bonacaud. The forests of Agasthyarkoodam are abundant with rare medicinal herbs, flora and fauna. River Thamirabarani originates from the eastern side of the range and flows into the Tirunelveli district of Tamil Nadu. It is believed that sage Agasthya, the mythological character lived in these mountains.

More than a pleasure trip, the team had  the mission to clean Agasthyarkoodam and make it plastic-free, in line with the national cleanliness drive Swachh Bharat. They collected plastic materials weighing more than 50 kg from the forest and handed it over to the forest office at Bonacaud. Shockingly, plastic materials were also seen in the animal excreta found at the place.

Techies organised the trekking program under the strategic guidance of P Vijayan IPS. Necessary permissions were given by Wildlife Warden Sunil Sahadevan and the team was given directions on trekking by Assistant Wildlife Warden J Suresh. VSC has plans to conduct such programs in the coming years as well. VSC had earlier associated with the Kerala Police initiative of Punyam Poonkavanam by promoting the Clean Sabarimala initiative during the last pilgrim season.

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Attukal Pongala : Go-Green Initiative by Techies

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Vivekananda Study Circle (VSC), non-profit socio-cultural organization in Technopark has decided to promote go-green initiative for Attukal Pongala which would be celebrated on 23rd Feb 2016.  VSC has decided to support in campaign through social media as well as directly with various volunteering organizations.

In this regard a direct campaign was conducted with different volunteering organizations in Trivandrum as well as with different people providing transportation on the Pongala day. The volunteers have communicated the importance and guidelines for maintaining  temple premises and city  plastic-free.  The campaign was widely accepted by all volunteering organizations.

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VSC have shown good progress towards Punyam Poonkavanam – an initiative headed by P.Vijayan, IPS, aiming ‘Clean Sabarimala. More campaigns will conducted by VSC on Go Green initiative.

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VSC conducts Felicitation & Seminar on 11th Feb

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Vivekananda Study Circle, Technopark is organizing an event to felicitate Sreejith Panickar(Founder Member of Mission Netaji and Techie from Technopark) who has played a crucial role in cracking the mystery around the disappearance of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose. He would be spending some time with us on his activities in this regard.

Followed by this there will be a Seminar on “Vivekananda’s Vision in the Making of a New Era” by Dr. Krishnan Nair (Former HOD, Malayalam Dept, DB College, Kollam).

 

Date &Time: 11-Feb-2016, 06:00 PM.

Venue: Malabar Hall, Park Centre, Technopark.

 

 

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Hon HRD Minister Smriti Irani addressed Techies in Technopark

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As part of Nation Youth Day celebrations, Honorable HRD Minister Smt Smriti Irani addressed the entire Techie Family here in Technopark at Bhavani Atrium on 14th Jan ‘16.

 

 

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She announced that Technology would get a good growth in our Country. Moreover, the books of 1st till 10th & 12th Std will be available in a Mobile App which students can download at free of cost. Also the online courses for diploma, UG and PG would be made available at free of cost. She asked the Techie Community to continue supporting the under privileged people and sharing the technical knowledge including dispensing of e-devices for the needy.

Before the event, Techies performed a flash mob which gave a warm welcome to the chief guests.On behalf of Technopark, Shri Girish Babu(CEO, Technopark) handed over Memento to Minister Smriti Irani and Shri Praveen(Secretary, VSC) handed over memento on behalf of VSC. Shri Girish(President, VSC) thanked the chief guests and Techies for being part in National Youth Day Celebrations.

It has turned to be a remarkable moment for Techies to have a renowned speaker Smriti Irani deliver a speech on ‘Techies for Better India’. The event was organized by Vivekananda Study Circle(VSC) – the socio-cultural organization in Technopark.

Ever since, 1985, the birthday of Swami Vivekananda is celebrated as the National Youth Day by the Government of India.

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VSC Celebrates National Youth Day on 12th Jan

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National Youth Day is celebrated on 12th January on the birthday of Swami Vivekananda. Since 1985, the event is celebrated throughout India every year.

This year, Vivekananda Study Circle – the socio-cultural Organization of Technopark and Bodheswaran Foundation jointly celebrates the National Youth Day ‘Vande Vivekanandam’ here in Technopark at Travancore Hall on 12th January 2016 at 6PM.

Shri P Vijayan IPS(DIG of Police) will be the Chief Guest for the event. Dr Rajeev Nair(Professor, University of Kerala) and Sri Hari S Kartha(Professor, Dept of Visual Media & Communication) will speak about National Youth Celebrations and Sri Girish Babu(CEO, Technopark will facilitate the event of celebrations.

The artists of Bodheswaran Foundation will recite the poems of Swami Vivekananda.

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VSC Celebrates National Youth Day on 12th Jan

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National Youth Day is celebrated on 12th January on the birthday of Swami Vivekananda. Since 1985, the event is celebrated throughout India every year.

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This year, Vivekananda Study Circle – the socio-cultural Organization of Technopark and Bodheswaran Foundation jointly celebrates the National Youth Day ‘Vande Vivekanandam’ here in Technopark at Travancore Hall on 12th January 2016 at 6PM.

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Shri P Vijayan IPS(DIG of Police) will be the Chief Guest for the event. Dr Rajeev Nair(Professor, University of Kerala) and Sri Hari S Kartha(Professor, Dept of Visual Media & Communication) will speak about National Youth Celebrations and Sri Girish Babu(CEO, Technopark will facilitate the event of celebrations.

The artists of Bodheswaran Foundation will recite the poems of Swami Vivekananda.

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Hon. HRD Minister Smriti Irani to Address Technopark on January 14th.

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Honourable Minister for Human Resource Development with the Government of India, Smriti Irani will be addressing Technopark on “Techies for a Better INDIA”.

Please don’t miss the opportunity to witness her magnificent oratory skills at display which has inspired millions of Indian youth and sharp facts which has made a lot of her naysayers fumble for words. Smriti Irani from her humble beginnings had rose to the rank of a Cabinet Minister only through sheer will power and unique leadership skills. Her fact-filled speeches had earned respect from many widely-acclaimed intellectuals within the political as well as social factions.

There couldn’t be a better leader who could honour us ‘the youth of Technopark – Thiruvananthapuram’ as part of the continued ‘National Youth Day celebrations’ from January 12, 2016, the National Youth Day. Ever since, 1985, the birthday of Swami Vivekananda is celebrated as the National Youth Day by the Government of India. On behalf of Vivekananda Study Circle – Technopark we are proud to have an opportunity to be addressed by the HRD minister herself.

Don’t miss the opportunity to listen to the epitome example of Youth empowerment in India, the youngest member of the Cabinet, Honourable Minister for HRD, Smriti Irani on January 14, 2016 at our very own Bhavani Atrium, Technopark between 12:00 PM and 1:00 PM on “Techies for a Better INDIA”.

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Punyam Poonkavanam Awareness Campaign by VSC

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Vivekananda Study Circle (VSC), the non-profit Socio-Cultural Organization in Technopark joined hands with Punyam Poonkavanam, an initiative headed by P.Vijayan, IPS, aiming ‘Clean Sabarimala’.  VSC has decided to support in campaign through social media as well as directly with devotees.

As part of initial phase , a direct campaign was conducted on 5th Dec ‘15, covering all major temples in Trivandrum starting from Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple. The volunteers has communicated the importance and guidelines for maintaining Sabarimala clean and plastic free to devotees and to the Temple authorities. They have distributed the flyers and put up banners to create awareness among people.  The campaign was widely accepted in by devotees and Temple authorities.

 

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As the next step, they conducted a road show campaign starting from Technopark till Panthalam Valiyakoyikal Palace, spreading the message ‘to avoid plastics to Sabarimala’. The campaign covered bus stations and 12 important temples including Nilamel Ayappa temple, Kottarakkara Ganapathy Temple, Aranmula Temple, Chegannur temple, etc. Temple Authorities warmly welcomed the volunteers of Punyam Poonkavanam and assured to take necessary steps to remove plastics in Sabarimala & Temple premises.

VSC has plans to co-ordinate the Pampa and Sabarimala Sannithanam cleaning campaign in future.

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Techie’s Go-Green Initiative:

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Vivekananda Study Circle (VSC), non-profit socio-cultural organization in Technopark joined hands with Punyam Poonkavanam, an initiative headed by P.Vijyan, IPS, for a clean Sabarimala.  VSC has decided to support in campaign through social media as well as directly with devotees. In this regard on 05-Dec-2015, a direct campaign was conducted covering  all major temples in Trivandrum starting from Pazhavangadi Ganapathy temple. The volunteers has communicated the importance and guidelines for maintaining Sabarimala clean and plastic free to devotees and to the temple authorities. They have distributed the flyers  and put up banners in temples to create awareness among people.  The campaign was widely accepted in all temples by devotees and temple authorities.

 

The volunteers has also noticed that the Thycaud Sree Dharama Sastha temple is already following a 100% plastic free pilgrimage by ensuring that there are no plastic items( like covers, rose water bottles etc. ) in the Irumudi Kettu. A sample of this Irumudi Kettu was demonstrated at other temples to set model for them.

 

As a next step, VSC is planning to conduct road show from Technopark to Pamba to create awareness in people for a “responsible and conscious pilgrimage” on 19th Dec. Interested parties please call / mail to VSC.

Praveen : 9497017671

Varun : 9495886577

Vishnu : 9495319296

Unnikrishnan : 9447593532

 

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