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International Day of Yoga in Technopark #Yogathon 2018

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“Yoga teaches us to cure what need not be endured and endure what cannot be cured.” –B.K.S lyengar

Technopark and Vivekananda Study Circle (VSC), In association with Star Health and Allied insurance Celebrates Fourth  International Day of Yoga in Technopark on 21st June 2018, at Technopark Club House from 18:00 Hrs.

 

To familiarize the participants with Common Yoga Protocol (CYP), a three-day free yoga camp has been planned prior to the major event on 21 Jun 2018. Details follow:

  • Venue: IRIS Hall, Technopark Club
  • Date: 18 – June -2018 to 21-June-2018
  • Time: 06:30 PM – 07:30 PM

IDY associate partner of Technopark event, Star Health and Allied insurance provides free T Shirts to Yoga Day Participants. Prior Registration is mandatory and you can complete registration before 19th June 19:00 hrs. T-shirts shall distribute to registered participants at IDY venue from 17:30 onward.

Registration link: https://goo.gl/forms/Vg2eNarYNbjWAcZ63

This year VSC plans to celebrate IDY as per Common Yoga Protocol (CYP) prescribed by AYUSH ministry. AYUSH ministry has authorized CCRYN (Central Council for Research in Yoga & Naturopathy) to celebrate IDY. In Trivandrum, IDY programs are conducted by CCRYN through an NGO Sevabharathi, Who shall support us with Yoga trainers and IDY formal protocols.

 

“Let’s Pledge to make YOGA an Integral Part of  Daily Life”

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#BringASmile School Kit Distribution drive for Students

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#BringASmile 2018– Support a kid for education, school kit Distribution drive kick started at Government LP School, Monvila, Kulathur on 7th May,2018. CEO of Nocon, Sri Arun Kumar, inaugurated the distribution of study aids to kids. Head Teacher Mrs. Beena presided the function, corporation councilor Sri. Suni Chandran and School council member Sri Maniyan thanked this noble venture to support the kids of the neighborhood school.  School Management commended Vivekananda Study circles prior partnerships with Monvila Govt. LPS for developing the basic infrastructure of school, especially on the digital front.

All the students of Government. LP School Monvila were given full study kits, which had Bag, Tiffin Box, Umbrella, Note Books and pencil box kits.

#BringASmile 2018 inaugral distribution drive – Government LP School Monvila, Kulathur.

 

 

#BringASmile 2018 second distribution drive – Pothode Tribal School, Agastyar Bala Samaskarika Kendram.

Vivekananda Study circle’s (VSC) #BringASmile 2018 initiative had their second school kit distribution drive at Agastya Samskarika Kendra, Pothode School, located at Kottoor. Carnival Cinemas, Thiruvananthapuram Operations Manager Sri. Lekshman leads the study aid distribution drive at Pothode, together with other volunteers, to the Instructors and management of this school.

Volunteers traveled 15 kilometers off-road in jeep from kottoor to reach Pothode School. This school has 25 children from close by, two tribal settlement. Uniforms, School Bags, School stationeries, Notebook and Toys were donated. School representatives appreciated #BringASmile initiative and explained the challenges of our Tribal community living here. The school has sought our support to build a little hygiene kitchen and storeroom, which is now attached to school in a shed. In 2016, VSC team had supported to build two toilets here.

While returning the volunteers also spend time with inmates of the Agastya Balika Sadanam Kottoor. The Volunteers had a touching encounter learning the real life associated with tribal community in individual and everyone felt delighted for their Sunday nicely spend for this noble initiative.

 

#BringASmile third distribution drive – Study Aid to 783 kids of Panathura coastal area and Six Schools of coastline

Vivekananda Study Circle (VSC) volunteers had their Third #BringASmile study aid distribution drive at the Panathura coastal area on May 19, 2018 supporting 783 students. 158 students were given the study aids in person and further to 625 students, handed through the representatives of six schools of the locality .The beneficiaries of this drive were mainly kids of the fisherman community living in this area, who recently faced the wrath of #Ockhi cyclone.

Former CBI Officer Mr. Raveendran Nair was the Chief Guest. Mr. Sisupalan delivered the welcome speech, VSC Secretary Sri. Rejeesh conveyed the #BringASmile message, Mr. Abhilash cast the vote of thanks on behalf of the parents of the kids. Study Aid Distribution was driven by Sri Raveendran Nair, Sri. Sreekumaran Nair, Smt. Aswathy Rajesh, Dr.Chaithanya Sreejith, Sri. Rajesh S and VSC’s Vice President Smt.Parvathy too did the honors of kit distribution.

The community while interacting with VSC volunteers expressed their gratitude to #BringAsmile initiative, extending a helping hand to fulfil the educational needs of the underprivileged students.Previously, during Ockhi cyclone too VSC had delivered support to 240 families of this coastline with household provisions.

 

#BringASmile fourth study aid distribution drive at Govt. LP School. Korani.

#BringASmile volunteers had their fourth study aid distribution drive at Govt. LP School, Korani, Mangalapuram. School has 115 students on rolls, mainly from the neighboring underprivileged families. Vivekananda Study Circle (VSC) treasurer Sri.Rajesh K.S and VSC volunteers handed over the study aid kit to Head teacher Smt. Soubhagyavathi at School premises. These kits will be distributed to students on school re opening day at the students welcome function (Preveshana Ulsavam). Head teacher expressed their appreciation and gratitude to VSC team for supporting their school kids for education.

Fifth #BringASmile study aid distribution at Govt.  Relief LP School, Kulathoor.

Vivekananda Study Circle (VSC) volunteers had their fifth #BringASmile study aid distribution at Technopark neighborhood, Govt.  Relief LP School, Kulathoor, Arashumoodu. Full study aid kit was distributed to 62 students on roll of this school. The function was presided by the corporation ward councilor Sri.SuniChandran, Honorable Deputy Mayor of Trivandrum Adv. Rakhi Ravikumar was the chief guest and inaugurated the distribution drive here. Corporation Councilor Sri.HariSankar also took part in the function. School Head teacher Smt. Latha gave the vote of thanks .VSC Secretary Sri. Rejeesh.S delivered the #BringASmile support a kid for education project message.

Sixth #BringASmile study aid distribution at karyavattom.

May 30, 2018: Vivekananda study circle (VSC) members had their sixth #BringAsmile distribution drive at Karyavattom Padmavilasom library. The underprivileged kids of the locality was nominated by karyavattom Auto driver’s registered charity forum named “Auto Brothers Drivers Charitable Sangam”.

26 students of locality were distributed full study aids during this drive. Auto driver’s forum Vice president Sri. Heby presided the function. Carnival Cinemas Manager Sri Lakshman , Sri. Shibin, along with VSC president Sri. Gireesh Chandran lead the distribution drive of study aids to kids. VSC executive member  Sri. Vishnu Somanath rendered the #BringASmile message to kids and Sri Sunil of auto brother’s charitable sangam delivered vote of thanks.

 

#BringASmile Study aid distribution to kids living in Orhpanages

Vivekananda Study Circle (VSC) volunteers had their seventh #BringASmile distribution program on 02nd June at SMSS Mahila Mandiram, Poojapura, one of the oldest homes in Kerala for destitute and orphan Girls. Study aids were distributed to 65 girl child living here. VSC president Sri. Gireesh Chandran, Secretary Sri.Rejeesh.S and Infosys Group Project manager Sri. Vinu Bhargavan led the study aid distribution. SMSS Mahila Mandiram Secretary Smt. Sreekumari addressed the VSC volunteers and President Smt. Radhalakshmy Padmarajan expressed vote of thanks. Sri. Rejeesh rendered the #BringASmile message to the kids.  Later VSC volunteers had a walk through the SMSS facilities and offered further support for them.

#BringASmile Volunteers also distributed study aids to boys living at AnanthaSai Balaasadanam Orphanage at the Fort,Thiruvananthapuram. Study Aids for 35 boys residing here were handed over to the administrators on Sunday, 03rd June, 2018. Administration team expressed their gratitude to VSC and #BringAsmile volunteers.

#BringAsmile study aid distribution has so far covered 1141 underprivileged students studying in Govt. Schools, tribal, coastal area and in orphanages.

 

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#Bring a Smile- Support a kid for Education

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A nation is advanced in proportion to education and intelligence spread among the masses.Swami Vivekananda

Vivekananda Study Circle, Technopark,(VSC)– the Socio Cultural Organization of Technopark Employees is organising a noble project titled “#Bring A Smile” in Technopark,from April 23 to May 25,2018.

 

We the Technopark community are privileged to have had access to quality education and could earn enough for our livelihood.We believe money or any other factor should not be a hurdle for their education. It is our responsibility and commitment to support the kids around us who aspire to pursue education and are less fortune.

This project is intended to support children who are economically backward, study in government schools and are staying  in orphanges. We will be contributing school stationery kits and uniforms to those kids before the start of the new academic year. VSC has placed collection boxes in the lobby of each Technopark Buildings (till May 11) and Carnival Cinemas ( Greenfield stadium and Mall of Travancore ,- till May 27) and we urge you to donate school notebooks and kits or donate to the bank account of VSC.

Bank and Branch NameSBI Technopark,Tejaswani: 67290720529

IFSC Code: SBIN0070737

Request your generous support in providing education and Bringing a Smile to the underprivileged.

 

 

For assistance please contact any volunteers near your location :

 

Building Name Volunteer Name and Contact 
Gayatri Abhishek ( 7012369827)
Padmanabha/Msquare/Amstor Shibi ( 9846712517)
Nila Vishnu M (9605434333)
Leela Vishnu Somanath (9495319296) /Arun (9567804086)
Neyyar Aswin Kumar A.K (7907723637 )
Tejaswani Aravind ( 8891326100 )
Bhavani / Pampa Chindhu S ( 8300645437 )
Leela Annexe /Oracle Sujith ( 9447485709)
Phase 3 Praveen M  (9847605399)
Quest Campus Varun (9495886577)
IBS Campus Praveen ( 9497017671)
UST Campus Raghuram (8281072602)/ Paravathy ( 9020301070 )
Infosys Campus Rajesh.K.S  (  9961217019 ) / Rejeesh .S (9995994614)
Kinfra Campus /EY Vinu (8086880823 )/Sareesh ( 9846900420)

 

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VSC Technopark submitted a Memorandum to Shashi Tharoor M.P and Others proposing the policy requirements of IT Employees and highlighting the key challenges of Technopark fraternity, including railway stoppages at Kazhakoottam.

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On dais of Independence commemoration and Rakshabandhan festival, Vivekananda Study circle president, Rajesh K.S submitted a memorandum to Dr. Shashi Tharoor, M.P, the chief Guest of the event. Memorandum recorded the various demands formulated from the Technopark fraternity, Comprising of requirements on infrastructure development, Policy frameworks for the IT industry, welfare of the Employees and listing out the various
requirements of Technopark community predominantly the transport requirement,requesting more train stops at Kazhakoottam. The memorandum requested regular stoppage for more train via Allepy route, mainly regular stoppage for Guruvayur intercity Express and weekend stoppages for long routes trains covering throughout the Kerala stretch.

Dr. Tharoor, local parliamentarian of Technopark constituency has thankfully agreed to all the points listed in the memorandum submitted to him and assured that the pragmatic suggestions provided by VSC in the memorandum would be taken up sooner with respective ministries, without any delay. He specially acknowledged the details provided in the memorandum to have more train stops at Kazhakoottam, pointed his relentless efforts in
pursuing with the highest level of railway management getting some joy in stops to few trains couple of years back ,and expecting more train stoppages sooner. He requested the support of the companies in Technopark to offer PPP model partnership with railways, to improve the infrastructure at Kazhakoottam station.

The Vivekananda study circle has escalated train stoppage issues to Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu’s office and P.M.O through the other parliamentarians too stationed in Thiruvananthapuram and sought the help of ruling NDA leaders of Kerala. VSC members have also handed over copies of Memorandum to Shri. A.K Antony M.P (Rajyasabha), Shri.Suresh Gopi M.P (Rajyasabha) and Prof.Richard Hay M.P (Rajyasabha) .Some MP’s have
pledged us to liaise with different ministries of state and central to get their attention, assurance and empathy towards the Memorandum.

The copy of Memorandum

To Date: 16 –Aug -2017.
Dr.Shashi Tharoor
Member of Parliament, Thiruvananthapuram Constituency.

Dear, Dr. Shashi Tharoor,

Vivekananda Study Circle (VSC), Technopark, Trivandrum, would like to thank you for
participating in 70 th year Independence commemoration and Rakshabandhan Festival
conducted at Technopark as our chief guest.

On this occasion, we would also like to humbly present you a memorandum based on
inputs taken from the Technopark fraternity, comprising of IT employees, Campus
Authorities and ancillary support staff. We hope that our inputs shall help in formulating
policies that will help to build a better India and flourishing technopark.

Railway facilities at Kazhakoottam Railway station
Stops for the following trains will be immensely helpful to technopark community and
nearby institutions like VSSC, ISRO, Airport travelers and Kazhakoottam residence.

  1.  16342 Thiruvananthapuram -Guruvayur Intercity – Daily (~17:30)
    16341 Guruvayur -Thiruvananthapuram Intercity – Daily (~09:45)
  2.  16604 Maveli Express From TVC – all Friday's and Saturday’s
    16603 Maveli Express towards TVC – all Monday’s
  3.  16343 Amritha Express to Palakkad – all Friday's
    16344 Amritha Express to Thiruvananthapuram – all Monday’s

Request for implementation under Ministry of Human Resources.

  •  Start Off-Campus centers of Universities (like IGNOU, IIM, IIT) inside IT parks with
    emphasis to specialized IT and Management courses.
  • Start day-care centers and Pre- KG schools close by IT parks for benefit of working
    mothers/parents.
  • Have Yoga training centers and stress relieving counseling centers in IT Parks and in
    Tier-2 city centers for benefit of corporate and IT employees.
    Social

Have the school curriculum modified to encourage more of innovative thinking and
exploring new ideas from childhood as well have small module of compulsory
Indian value education/culture periods in curriculum up to post-graduation.

Awareness of cyber security and cyber laws needs to be spread more to citizens.
Start with IT employees. Have workshops and seminars every quarter in IT parks for
next few years by eminent experts in this domain.

Other facility service request for Technopark and premises

  •  Food and store outlets of local self-help groups to be promoted more inside the
    park for controlling price.
  •  More Clinics and first-aid centers inside Technopark to cater to the increasing
    workforce.
  •  Initiative for Public Toilets near Technopark Front Gate, karyavattom campus and
    Kazhakoottam junction would be useful for public, Auto drivers, and Traffic wardens
    Etc.