Recounting Swami Vivekanda’s teachings, students were told to “Arise, Awake, and Stop Not till the Goal is Reached”
12th January 2018, New Delhi: National Youth Day or Yuva Diwas is celebrated every year on 12th January, commemorating the birth of Swami Vivekanda, in view of the fact that Swamiji’s ideals could be a great source of inspiration for the Indian youth.Celebrating this day dedicated to the youth power of the nation, Deepalaya Vocational Training Centre, Dwarka today organized an infotainment programme at the centre, in which around 72 students and staff members of Deepalaya took part.
The function began with a dance performance on “Ganesh Vandana” by Ms. Mansi and Ms. Sonali. Ms. Vandana and Ms. Urmila, two students of the VTC, delivered speeches in English and Hindi on the life and values of Swami Vivekanda.
Mr. Dinesh Chandra Dewli, ex-captain of Indian Army, who is currently working as a volunteer with Deepalaya, recited a self-written poem “Humare desk ke yuva”. This was followed by song and dance performances by various students.
Mr. Ramesh Anandani, former scientist at Council For Scientific and Industrial Research, was present as the chief guest on the occasion. He delivered a motivational speech to inspire the youngsters to channelize their energy in a positive direction, and become contributing citizens of the nation.
Ms. Anita Rana, Assistant Manager Programmes, Deepalya presented the chief guest with a shawl (as a token of gratitude), and briefed everyone about the various social welfare initiatives of Deepalaya in West Delhi area.
Towards the end, fun games like lemon race and eat the fruits (without touching by hands) were conducted to engage the students. Prizes were also given to the winners of the competition, and refreshments were distributed to all those who those present.
Deepalaya Vocational Training Centre, Vikas Vihar, Dwarka runs Basic and Advanced computer courses as well as DTP and Tally courses certified by NIIT Foundation. Deepalaya also runs another computer training centre at Patel Garden Dwarka, and weekly eye check up camps in collaboration with All India Institute of Medical Sciences. Deepalaya’s vocational training centres aim at enhancing employability, skills, and overall personality development of the underprivileged youth of the nearby areas.
Deepalaya is an ISO 9001:2008 certified non-government organization that believes in enabling self-reliance and is committed to working on issues affecting the urban and rural poor, with a special focus on women and children. The NGO was started on July 16th 1979 by seven founding members, and for more than three decades, has been contributing to the crusade against illiteracy. Over the years, Deepalaya has established several projects in the areas of Education (Formal/Non-Formal/Remedial), Women Empowerment (reproductive health, SHG, Micro-finance), Institutional care, Community health, Vocational training, etc. These projects are operational in Delhi, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Telengana, and Maharashtra