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GUEST VISIT AT NAGALOKA, JANUARY 2018

Posted in: Nagaloka News on Friday, January 26th, 2018

The guest visit occurred on 26th Jan 2018 at Nagaloka. Its purpose was to introduce Buddhist culture to students by means of songs. It was facilitated by Nagadeep and Sumedh, and performed by the Nottingham Buddhist Centre team. There were 109 people attending, 65 women and 44 men. The Nottingham team performed their Buddhist cultural songs and all the members performed well. Afterwards the students were encouraged to perform Buddhist Cultural songs themselves, which was very inspirational, and the atmosphere became really pleasant. Accordingly, we made up our minds to organize this kind of program in every local place where all can get an opportunity to meet Buddhist Culture and benefit from it.

 

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PROGRAM ON RIGHT TO INFORMATION ACT, JANUARY 2018

Posted in: Nagaloka News on Friday, January 26th, 2018

This programme was held on 26th January 2018 at Nagaloka to introduce the RTI act and how to implement it in our daily life. The program was led by Mr. Ravigautami. 51 people participated, 31 women and 20 men. Ravigautami spoke about the Information Act from several viewpoints. In this way, the students came to know what the Information Act really is, and how to apply or implement it. They also learned the process of implementing one’s right to find or to take information to public offices. We realized that a list supplied by Nagaloka of Government offices where one can apply for information would be very useful.

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REPUBLIC DAY CELEBRATION, JANUARY 2018

Posted in: Nagaloka News on Friday, January 26th, 2018

The Republic Day celebration was held on 26th Jan 2018 at Nagaloka and was conducted by Prof. Chandu Maiske. Its purpose was to remind us of the meaning of our Republic Day and recollect our responsibilities as citizens of India. There were 121 participants, 53 women and 68 men. Prof. Maiske gave a talk on the Indian citizen, mentioning three main points that everyone should consider on this occasion:

  • We should think about the development of our Indian nation.
  • We should remember that every individual is important for our future development.
  • Everyone should remember that in reality there is no caste identity and we are all one humanity.

The students were inspired by listening Prof. Maiske’s speech and they learned of their responsibilities as citizens of India. They wanted to organize a Republic Day program each year to refresh our memories and help others what are our responsibilities as Indian citizens.

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AGM MEETING AT NAGALOKA, 21 JANUARY 2018

Posted in: Meetings and Events on Sunday, January 21st, 2018

The AGM was held on 21st January 2018 at Nagaloka to evaluate all the activities in the year 2017. The meeting was facilitated by Lokamitra and Maitreyanath. There were 19 AGM members participating. Each of the AGM members presented a report. The chairmen reported first, then everyone else. The treasurers gave reports too, in some cases seeing the need to rectify their reports. Afterwards there was discussion of main agendas and how they were to be implemented.

  • Discussion to be held at Council meetings
  • Issues regarding Prof. Padmaveer, and who is accountable for legal issues at the College.
  • Wardens’ issues: wardens who should be replaced in the coming year.

All members were now in possession of clear information regarding 2017 activities and beyond. Plans for the future are clear. All issues are to resolved before coming to the next AGM meeting, and reports are to be presented in a clear and meaningful way.

 

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RAISING RESOURCES WORKSHOP, JANUARY 2018

Posted in: Nagaloka News on Sunday, January 21st, 2018

The three days raising resources workshop was held from 21st to 23rd January 2018 in Nagaloka. It was facilitated by Jan Fry from UK and Mangesh Dahiwale from Pune. 25 alumni from 9 states attended the program. Jan Fry, a communication strategist from the UK, shared her work experiences in the social sector. She guided the participants excellently through the framework of funding proposals and basic channels of communications used by NGOs working with communities. The participants, working in groups, were given an exercise to write mock project proposals. Jan Fry’s guidance included frameworks for funding proposals, and she gave some key notes for an effective Proposal.

After her guidance all the Alumni began to write proposals. A total of five proposals came up from the participants. This program also enabled the Nagaloka Association, which is still under the registration process, to come up with a communication framework for publicity purposes and resource management. The framework was worked out during the three days program itself. By the end of the workshop the Alumni were inspired by what they had learned.

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TEACHER’S WORKSHOP AT NAGALOKA, 20 JAN 2018

Posted in: Nagaloka News on Saturday, January 20th, 2018

This teacher’s workshop was held on 20th Jan 2018 at Nagaloka. There were 9 teachers participating. It was conducted by Divya. Its purpose was to evaluate the teachers’ performance and make them aware of how to make a lesson plan. Divya reminded those present of the last few workshops which encouraged them to realize courage the aims of education. Divya gave the group some points to discuss:

  • The teachers were divided into two groups and asked to discuss their own experience while teaching students in the classroom. It was an opportunity to clarify just what was their experience, the difficulties that had to be faced, and how they overcame those.
  • How they reconciled their individual aims with the institutional vision and how they imparted that vision to students while they were teaching the students
  • How did they prepare their lessons before facing the students?

After the discussion, each teacher came to the front and shared what they had learned from the group exercises. All were inspired to identify, understand and bring together their individual vision with the institutional vision. At the end of the session Divya gave each teacher the task of preparing a lesson plan each and every month. The workshop concluded with a vote of thanks by all participants to Divya.

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