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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In continuation with our series of presenting Swami Vivekananda's thoughts that provide a basis for ecological philosophy and action, here we present an emphatic declaration of Swami Vivekananda on the oneness of all at all levels of existence:
The whole of our lives is one; we are one, even in thought. Coming to a still further generalization, the essence of matter and thought is their potentiality of spirit; this is the unity from which all have come, and that must essentially be one. We are absolutely one; we are physically one, we are mentally one, and as spirit, it goes without saying, that we are one, if we believe in spirit at all. This oneness is the one fact that is being proved every day by modern science
You can read the rest of Swamiji's words in the newsletter.
We are also presenting a comprehensive report in the Rameshwaram Teerthams project where we have made important progressive strides in renovating the Teerthams. As the poet says there are of course 'miles to go' before we can claim the final victory. But the striking difference between the Teerthams during the original conditions and the present conditions speak for themselves. The old neglected look and the Teertham being the source of pollution is gone. Now the Teerthams have started slowly gaining their original value and we are working for the integration of the Teerthams. You can have a look at the comprehensive report of the work done at Teerthams in the newsletter.
In our 'publication section' this month we present an excerpt from ‘Akshaya Vikas’ which looks at the hidden cost of water as it is needed for the manufacture and production all the commodities that we use and need. Here we present factually the concept of embedded or virtual water. The virtual-watercontent of a product (a commodity, good or service) is defined as "the volume of freshwater used to produce the product, measured at the place where the product was actually produced". Our 'Happenings' section brings you the different workshops, awareness camps conducted for bio-methanation plant, ethnic medicine and sustainable agriculture, our networking activities. and also the installation of bio-methanation plants.
In our wisdom section read about 'Earth Spirituality' by ecologist Vladimir Dmitrov, and Sraddhalu Ranade speaks about 'Spiritual ecology'. Scott Russel an eminent conservationist speaks about the spirit of the forest. All these excerpts will give you a beautiful vision of an organic and united existence and the need to understand the connecting strands that binds us together.
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Sub: Training Programme on Kitchen Waste Bio gas plant (Shakti Surabhi) on 21-Dec-2013
We are happy to inform you that we are organising One day Training programme on the above subject on 21st December (Saturday) of 2013 at Technology Resource Centre, Anjaneyapuram (Kalluvilai village) Kanyakumari. The details are as follows:-
01. Syllabus : Bio gas Technology, Different types of plants. Chemistry of Biogas plant, Kitchen waste based Bio-Methanation plants , Bigger size plants, Electricity generation, Compressed Bio-gas, (CBG), Economics and Use of output slurry
02. Duration : One day (21st December, 2013) – Saturday
03. Medium of instruction : Tamil/English
04. No. of participants : 20 nos. (First come – First serve)
05. Guide map : given below
Vivekanandapuram office Phone no. 04652 – 246296
In case of difficulty please contact reception, Vivekanandapuram, Kanyakumari.
06. Course fees : Rs.500 (Includes course material, training, lunch and Tea)
07. Methodology : (i) Classroom session
(ii) Demonstrations/Field visit
08. Course material : Book on “Shakti Surabhi and CD on commissioning of the Bio-methanation plant will be provided
09. Time of arrival : Participants should reach our TRC by 9 a.m. on 21st December 2013
10. Time of departure : Participants will be free to leave the place on 21st December,2013 at 4.30 p.m.
Please confirm your participation by e.mail / letter by 18th December. Please send the money by e-transfer in the name of Vivekananda Kendra – NARDEP Trust, State Bank of India, Vivekanandapuram. Account Number: 32656836156; IFSC code: SBIN 0003780
With best wishes,
Mobile : 9442653975
Note: In case you want to come one day earlier, or leave couple of days later, please book your room in our campus. Please contact campus In-charge for this purpose. Ph.04652 – 246250.
This is a bio-methanation plant that can convert kitchen organic bio-waste into energy and nutrient rich slurry.
Shakthi Surabhi Bio-Methanation plant has been innovated by Vivekananda Kendra - nardep, Kanyakumari.