International Women’s Day Celebrations

International Women’s Day was celebrated by the Swami Dayananda College of Arts & Science, Manjakkudi, Tamil Nadu, on  5th March.  The programme commenced at 10 am with an invocation followed by lamp lightning.

Professor .G. Punitha, head of department–English welcomed the gathering. Sri.M.G. Srinivasan, correspondent of the college presided over the function.  Dr. .G. Jayasree, assistant professor, department of Tamil, Government College for Women, Kumbakonam, Tamil Nadu, was the guest of honour.  Programme highlights included cultural performances, motivational videos, speeches and poems.

The women staff members were then honoured with gifts. Smt.V. Hema, principal in-charge, gave felicitation address. The Vote of Thanks was proposed by Professor.R.K. Brintha, assistant professor, department of Commerce.

CELEBRATIONS

Our hostels across India bore a festive look this season. We share some glimpses of major celebrations across our Chatralayams.

  • Karthigai Deepam

The Atmalaya Swami Dayananda AIM for Seva Chatralayam for Girls, Udumalpet, Tamil Nadu geared up for Karthigai Deepam in the true festive spirit.

  • Gita Jayanthi

Gita Jayanthi was celebrated in the Swami Dayananda AIM for Seva Chatralayam for Boys, Amreli, Gujarat. This hostel is home to 30 boys. The decor was floral with our boys and other volunteers from the region doing group chanting on the occasion.

Gita Jayanthi was also celebrated at the Swami Dayananda AIM for Seva Chatralayam for Boys, Chikhali, Maharashtra. This hostel is home to 42 boys.

Children’s Day Celebrations

November is the month of children. On 14th November, Children’s Day is celebrated across the country as a tribute to the first Prime Minister of India, Jawaharlal Nehru who advocated for children to have a fulfilled education.

We share some snapshots of Children’s Day celebrations across our Chatralayams.

  • Our students from the Anaikatti Chatralayam, Tamil Nadu participated and won prizes in various competitions held in their school on the occasion of Children’s Day.
  • Our students from the S.Viswanathan Memorial AIM for Seva Chatralayam for Boys, Sriperumbudur, Tamil Nadu, won prizes in fancy dress, elocution and drawing on the occasion of Children’s Day held in their school.
  • Our boys from the Swami Dayananda AIM for Seva Chatralayam for Boys, Utnoor, Telangana, performed the traditional tribal dance form of the state – ‘Gusadi Dance’ on the occasion of Children’s Day celebrations held at the district collectorate office.
  • The Innerwheel Club of Mirzapur Samanway celebrated Children’s Day with students from the Seth Bhavani Das Binani AIM for Seva Chatralayam for Boys, Mirzapur, Uttar Pradesh. A general health check up for students was held as part of the celebrations.
  • Girls from the Swami Dayananda AIM for Seva Chatralayam for Girls, Belgaum, Karnataka participated and performed the traditional folk dance of Tripura on the occasion of Children’s Day organised by Kranti Mahila Mandal, Uma Sangeet Pratisthan and Ladies Wing – The Hind Co-operative Housing Society, Belgaum, Karnataka.

Festive Splendour Across Our Chatralayams

It is a time for colourful hand-crafted threads and eco-friendly Ganeshas. Culture validation is an important component of the value-education model followed across our 104 Chatralayams and 7 educational institutions. Our founder, Pujya Swami Dayananda Saraswati firmly believed that students would transform into confident and empowered citizens of India only if they understood the richness of our tradition.

AIM for Seva reinforces culture-based education through various ways. Be it the daily yoga regimen, music classes or festive celebrations, our student respect their tradition in varied ways.

On this festive occasion, we share our greetings to all our countless supporters – donors, volunteers, well wishers and others – without whom our journey of educating rural India would have been incomplete. The festival season has commenced across the country. Our Chatralayams and schools have all geared up in the true festive spirit.

Ganesh Chathurthi and Janamasthami

Our 39 differently-abled adult men from Krupa Care celebrated Ganesh Chathurthi in the true festive spirit. Similarly, Janamasthami was celebrated across our Chatralayams with many of our students dressing up as Lord Krishna.

Raksha Bandhan

At the newly inaugurated Swami Dayananda Saraswati Vidyalaya, Khargone, Madhya Pradesh, our students celebrated the day with handmade rachis. Our girl students from the Madhu & Rajkumar Nigam AIM for Seva Chatralayam for Girls, Unnao, Uttar Pradesh made beautiful rakhis.

Independence Day

Independence Day was celebrated across our network on August 15. On this occasion, the tricolour was unfurled and our students made a commitment to work towards the progress of the nation.

Founder’s Day Celebrations

Born on 15th August 1930, Pujya Swami Dayananda’s Saraswati influence on the world stage has been enormous.

A profound thinker, philosopher, spiritual teacher and one of the greatest masters of Vedanta, Swamiji’s influence on the world stage has been enormous.

He founded AIM for Seva in 2000 as a movement of caring.

On the occasion of Founder’s Day this year (August 15), we reaffirmed our commitment to the ideals visualised by our founder.

We share with you some glimpses of our celebrations.

Our students performed prayers and showcased their prowess in martial arts. Some students and hostel coordinators celebrated the day by creating awareness on fire safety.

College Times

The movement in Manjakkudi, Tamil Nadu (the birthplace of our founder, Pujya Swami Dayananda Saraswati), began in 2001. The Swami Dayananda College of Arts & Science, Manjakkudi, Tamil Nadu, was set up in the same year to empower rural areas, especially women, through education. Today, Manjakkudi has evolved into a knowledge hub with 5,000 students from around 300 villages coming to study in 2 schools and college in the region.

The Swami Dayananda College of Arts & Science, Manjakkudi offers 35 fully equipped and well-ventilated classrooms and 17 courses. We have 71 teaching and 63 non-teaching staff, a well-developed computer lab with 118 computers, a library with over 9,000 books and a 1,000-seater air-conditioned auditorium. We share with you some glimpses of the major events conducted in the Swami Dayananda College of Arts & Science, Manjakkudi in recent months.