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VSC distributed study aids to students

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Vivekananda Study Circle distributed note books and study aids to more than fifty students of the Magic Bus NGO India life skill camps, in Venjaramoodu (Kattor and Koppam Camps) on August 20th 2016.The kids were selected by the Magic Bus, who runs camps in these areas . Magic Bus camps are working on developing kid’s life skills, in their journey from childhood to livelihood.



Earlier VSC had collected notebooks and study aids from VSC members and techies working in technopark. The VSC also planning to support them with training sessions for personal development, focused on Interaction skills, Communication and Information Technology skills for the volunteers of magic bus. VSC hopes to engage more techies in these Volunteer skill development programs, promoting social service outlook in techies.







Celebrated 69 Years of Independence and Rakshabandan

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Vivekananda Study Circle (VSC) a socio-cultural organisation of Technopark

employees celebrated 69 years of Indian Independence and Raksha Bandhan on

Aug 18 th , 2016, at the Travancore Hall, Technopark. Prof. Richard Hay, Hon

Member of Parliament, was the Chief Guest for the day. Technopark CEO

Hrishikesh Nair was also present on the occasion.

Prof. Richard Hay, the key note speaker of the event shared some of the initiatives

put forward by Central Government to empower the poor people. While

addressing the large gathering of techies, he added that now we are in an era of

development and stressed the need for patriotic fervor to take the country to new

heights of development. He quoted Swami Vivekananda as a great saint who had

tremendous faith in the youth of this country. Mentioning about his Campus

connect initiatives to exchange ideas with the students and how young minds can

find solutions to some of the burning problems, he urged the techies to come up

with solutions for the issues faced by public in our country. He also spoke on how

Raksha bandhan festival conveys the message of universal sisterhood and

brotherhood, trust and respect for each other. During the address, he appreciated

the social commitment of VSC and encouraged VSC team to continue with the

various green initiatives and social activities in and around Technopark. Mr.

Hrishikesh Nair, Technopark CEO, also spoke on the occasion.

Followed by a silent prayer to pay respects to the heroes who sacrificed their lives

for our country, techies tied rakhis and exchanged sweets.

During the function, Team VSC handed over a memorandum to Prof. Richard Hay

requesting help for construction of toilets under the Swachh Bharath mission, in

Agasthya Bala Samskaara Kendram, Kuttichal, Thiruvananthapuram, a school for

the tribal children run by Seva Bharati and affiliated to Bharathiya Vidyaniketan.

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The function was presided by Murali Krishnan (EY), Jayakrishnan (Flytxt) voiced

the welcome speech and Gireesh Chandran (Tata Elxsi), President – VSC, conveyed

the Vote of Thanks.

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International Day Of Yoga and Chhaya 2016 Award Ceremony

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After the success of last year’s inaugural event to mark International Yoga Day, the techies in technopark celebrates yoga day this year also. As part of the celebrations across the country, the technopark community joins the celebration on 21st June 2016 at 5:30 PM at Technopark club. Celebrating the unityof yoga with a community practice of yoga asana. There will be wareness session and practice which will start out with Surya Namaskar.The session will be jointly hosted by Vivekananda Study Cirlce and Art of Living Technopark chapter.

Following to this the award ceremony of Chhaya 2016, a photography contest hosted by Vivekananda Study Circle for techies. This event has showcased the best photographs of Techies. The Chief judge Balan Madhavan, wild life photographer and also the UN photography award winner will declare the Chhaya contest winners of 2016 at the same venue. The winners will be decided based on the Facebook poll and judges choice.


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.


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.


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.


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.





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.


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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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.



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.


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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