VK-NARDEP is an integral project of Vivekananda Kendra Kanyakumari.
It was started in 1986 inspired by Indic vision of the seers:
Isavasyam idam Sarvam - All Existence is permeated by Divine
Swami Vivekananda's clarion call to uplift the downtrodden masses.
Inner sustainability is one of the core activities of VK-nardep that has received high accolades and recognition from various quarters. We regularly conduct motivation workshops,personality development workshops for various sections of the society including government agencies, Panchayat presidents, social workers, NGOs, self-help groups, students etc. With VK-nardep these workshops have their own uniqueness and effectiveness.
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The field experience in technology dissemination in the field of sustainable technology along with successful innovation of green-technologies for more than a quarter of a century has made VK-nardep an important institution for green technologies. The following modules are the best VK-nardep has to offer in the field of green construction technology, Water management, Sustainable Agriculture, Indigenous Health and Renewable Energy.
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This month’s newsletter brings you the extracts from our popular book “Samagra Vikas” – Development with a Human Face. Prelude to different topics in the bookis written by our colleague Shri.N.Krishnamoorthi. He has used Tenali Raman as a Mascot who describes the real education.
In our happenings section, we have a series of training programmes for Fish Amino technology, which were sponsored by NRDC, New Delhi. Inauguration of Varma camp, having overwhelming response and students coming from Colleges for internship.
In the wisdom section, we have C.Douglas Lummis, an American lecturer writing on Equality, Wolfang Sachs, a famous German researcher giving Co-relation between Languages and Culture ad Claude Alvares, an environmentalist from Goa tells us about the limitation of Modern Science.
As informed earlier, we will be sending a separate newsletter on “Green Rameswaram” project describing the works of various partners and stakeholders. The role of VK-Nardep in Green Rameshwaram project is only of a catalyst.
This month’s newsletter brings you another beautiful signage which we have erected near Agni Teertham as part of ‘Green Rameshwaram’ initiative. The signage quotes Swami Vivekananda’s visit to Rameshwaram - “The very dust of this land has become holy to me; the very air is now to me holy; it is now the holy land, the place of pilgrimage, the teertha”.
In our happenings section, we have various training programmes mainly on Fish Amino technology, which were sponsored by NRDC, New Delhi, Holistic health, Renewable energy sources, etc. In addition, as a part of Social Engineering, we have series of networking activities. In the ‘Green Rameshwaram’ project, we have highlighted Prize distribution programme on Rangoli competition, Awareness programmes and Renovation of Papavinashaka Teertham. This month onwards we are going to have a separate newsletter for “Green Rameshwaram” project which you will receive in the coming days.
In the wisdom section, we have Dr.Vandana Shiva co-relating Limits of Nature and Development, Claude Alvares on Arrogance of Science and its effects onindigenous Indians and Otto Ullrich boldly informs us about the Harmful effects of Western technologies.