Catch Them Young: On 3rd November 2022, an interactive workshop was conducted on Life Skills/Value Education/Personality Enhancement for 65 students from 1st-Year B.Com. (Finance & Taxation) accompanied by a faculty from MOP Vaishnav College for Women-Nungambakkam, Chennai. The interactive workshop was conducted in Vivekananda Cultural Centre (VCC), Vivekanandar Illam Campus, Kamarajar Salai (Old Marina Beach Road), Triplicane-Chennai.
Smt. Varsha ji, our long-standing volunteer and resource person for Life Skills/Value Education workshops conducted an innovative session that helped participants understand and control their thoughts better, followed by fun-filled interactions which made them learn self-discipline, respect for hard work, valuing fellow students for inner worth and avoid teasing of any kind as the hurt remained for long.
There was a session on Guided Meditation for ten mins by Swami Raghunayakananda ji, Director of VCC, who also led the second interactive session of ‘A Journey from Self-Centred to Nation-Centred Life.’
At the end, all participants were taken on a guided tour of the ‘Experience Vivekananda’ Museum, where they saw an ancient Indian heritage gallery, the history of Ice House and Swami Vivekananda galleries-childhood and youth, 3-D show depicting the famous Chicago speech, culminating in a 1-minute silent meditation in the very room where Swami Vivekananda had stayed for nine days in February 1897 (just 125 years ago)!