REPORT OF STATE CAMP 2016
THE FIRST DAY-29TH OF DECEMBER...!
We begin the camp with adrressing by Anoop Dhanwanthri sir at 09:00 a.m..Anoop Sir invited M A Baby sir for his welcome speech.M A.Baby sir was the former Education and cultural minister of Kerala. He has depth in knowledge in Music, the Hindustani and karnatic music.
1.WELCOME SPEECH BY M A BABY SIR:
M A Baby sir begin the addressing by giving a gentle speech on Malayala bhasha and that was quite interesting. Then he said that the basic aim of altius is to reach the excellence along with social commitments. He also added the lines "I will do it perfectly well, then I will win..!"Those words were most inspiring. Then he told us about achieving success.
We discussed a lot about persistence and success.The most interesting part in his speech was the other sides of a story which is well known to us, the running race between Rabbit and tortoise. Those morals were really really good to think about. He added that core abilities to be used as core environment gives us result. And finally make use of others qualities along with our own qualities and bring in the change in us.And this is what Altius promotes.
We also discussed a lot more examples including Roger Federer,Samuel Beckett and so on.Last but not the least, Baby sir reminded us Samuel Beckett's words is,” Ever tried Ever failed, No matter, Try Again, Fail again, Failed better.”
After the welcome speech by M A Baby sir,Anoop Sir introduced Sreedevi's mother and we had her valuable words.Then we continue with Anoop sir.
2. SESSION BY ANOOP SIR :
He begin with the story behind our venue, The Tanjavur Amma Veedu. He added that the venue was presently handled by Viswanathan sir. He also highlighted the great ambience we had there in the venue.
1. Dress code
3. Interaction with mentors
4. Cultural night.
3.SESSION BY PRIYADAS SIR (10:20 a.m):
Priyadas sir introduced Viswanathan sir and Sasikumar sir. He then congratulated TVM altian team for their efforts and even congratulated our state coordinator Reshmi chechi.
HOW A TRUE ALTIAN SHOULD BE?
A true Altian will
1. Wake up early morning
2. respond to mails
3. read Gandhiji and report
4. Love unconditionally
5. Be willing to smile,serve,learn,change and share
6. Be clean in mind and body
7. Wear decent dress
8. Be Accountabe
9. Develop inspiring spoken and body language
10. Be positive and be a model
11. Be globally competent and socially committed
Why we are supposed to be an Altian?
It is because we need to lead a happy life.
Then we recited the Altian mantra "Let we be kind, joyful, peaceful, grateful and loving..!"
Then Priyadas sir introduced our dear Sree Ram from Thiruvalla.He concluded the session with the quote in our routine. You are greater than what you appear to be.
4.ICE BREAKING SESSION BY JEXIN CHETTAN:
Altians were divided into groups.They had an interacting session to speak each other.The way he did was just cool.Then Jexin chettan shared his own experiences.In between he introduced some of our altians like Jayakrishnan,Akhil,Krishnapriya, Rameesh,Jithin,Sreelekshmi and Amal .He added Altius is not about theories but it's all about practicals.
5.INTRODUCING THE MENTORS(12:00p.m):
The session start with our senior most Altian Premchand chettan from Calicut. Then it was our state coordinator Reshmi chechi.She told us that she got unconditional love from the Altian family. Next it was Aneesh chettan from Trivandrum.He told us that we had made virtual to real.He added let our habits and behaviour be taken to recognize our important and best habits for our life.It was followed by the introduction by Sethu chettan,Sangeetha,Gowri,Anju chechi, Asha chechi, Sreepriya, Samuel, Dinil, Athul Kumar, Sruthy chechi, Ajay Soman, Ajay Sebastian, Sujith, Harikrishnan, Jexin and Kiran chettan.
They presented the theme song for us.It was really nice to hear them.
6.SESSION BY SANGEETHA(12:15pm):
2. Mother Teresa
She mentioned the importance of Gandhi reporting.Then by 12:30p.m we had a video session on M.K Gandhi-his life story.
7.SESSION BY MENTORS:
PROBLEMS WITH MAILING...!
1. Network connection
2. Mailing to no reply group
4. Usage of google or Google chrome
5. Unavailability of Phones
6. Language problems
7. Reply all option and not reply
8. Give the to address at last only
He told us that it is career ways dependent,bvision developing and language developing.He told us that connect our vision to Altius and make use of it.
By 1:20p.m we dispersed for lunch and return by 1:50p.m
KIRAN CHETTAN AND OTHER MENTORS:
PROBLEM WITH INCONSISTENCY:
To check whether how strong we are.Let us deal with those inconsistencies.The mentors shared their reasons for inconsistencies. We begin with Sreepriya chechi followed by Asha chechi, Gowri, Sangeetha. Sangeetha also discussed about the one change to bring in us.She told us what all changes happened in her.Then it was Sruthy chechi from kollam,the one who brought the concept of F.M in Altius.
8.GROUP DISCUSSION (3:00p.m):
TOPIC: What are the solutions to be consistent?
The altians were divided into 4 groups lead by senior mentors and they were sent to Tanjavur ammaveed for the discussion in groups.They return by 3:40 after the discussion.Then it was the summarising of the Group discussion and was lead by Joy sir.
SUMMARISING THE GROUP DISCUSSUON:
Various points discussed are.
1. Support from parents
2. To stand strong in our decisions
3. Depend on text SMS with the help of friends to reach the virtual group
4. To overcome the lack of interest and confidence
5. Time management
6. If not possible to mail try to inform the mentors
7. Let our actions be the self starters
8. If any inconvenience in mailing, do apologize and mention the reason
9. Spread the altiansm to our friends and family
10. Gandhi reading and reporting
11. Maintain the consistency for 21days, then it would be a part of your daily routine
12. Positive thoughts
13. Reduce the overuse of mobile phones and social media.
14. Let us discuss with our parents and get their suggestion also (the best suggestion).
The discussion was very effective and every altians came up with new ideas.Joy sir lead the discussion in a very interesting way.The altians including Indhukala, Anitta, Shuhaiba, and a whole group participated very well.Then we break for tea .
9.WALK WITH MENTORS(4:30p.m):
The altians were introduced to Anoop Dhanwanthri sir, Priyadas sir, Dr.Vijaylekshmi ma'm and Premchand chettan in district groups.
2. Kottayam and Pathanamthitta
3. North zone: Kasargode, Kannur, Wayanad, Calicut
4. Idukki and Ernakulam
10.SESSION BY PREMCHAND CHETTAN(5:40p.m):
Prem chettan introduced himself and told about his firm, the GIT-CALICUT. He reminded us that we can be consistent and we will be consistent. Then he mathematically showed how consistency values through a game.
11.SESSION BY HARIKRISHNAN CHETTAN(6:10 p.m):
Hari chettan said that this year camp subtratced from previous year camp gives consistency.That was something innovative. He told us the importance of Gandhi reporting and apologized for his inconsistency in reporting Gandhi."An ideal man can never be a devil's workshop ".He also quoted the difference between Revolution and Evolution.
12.SESSION BY PRIYADAS SIR(6:30p.m):
Priyadas Sir begin with some of the basic instructions for the altians. Then it was Introducing the Gandhi's Book and significance of Gandhi reporting. Sir reminded us that this book is considered as the ALTIAN BIBLE .Then Jessy aunty recited a poem and was very beautiful to hear her. Gandhi reading and reporting was put forward as a challenge by Priyadas sir.
Shuhaiba,one of the Altian rebelled against Priyadas sir's suggestion on only Gandhi.She added why can't it be some other inspiring persons book.Then a suggestion was put forward by Priyadas sir that altians can read another book of a famous person who influenced them and can report the same.
Then it was Anoop sir who introduced Dominic sir and he was welcomed to the diaz.He is a member of Ayyappa Panicker Foundation and a malayalam professor of Govt.women's college TVPM.
13.SESSION BY DOMINIC SIR(7:00p.m):
He had an excellent beginning with the importance of our malayalam language. He also discussed the incident of Gandhi were he was pulled out of a train and there he attained a willpower to say no..
At the end of the session Dominic sir recited a beautiful poem of Ayyappa Panicker ,pookkathirkkan enikkaavathilley
That was a fabulous session.
14.SESSION BY DR.VIJAYALEKSHMI MA'M
Dr. Vijalekshmi Ma'm took us a session on basic behavioural aspects.How to behave towards others being an altian.She pointed out that we should always have a different and acceptable manner.The session too was very interesting.Finally Reshmi chechi gave the conclusion.
15.DINNER PLUS INTERACTION SESSION WITH BABU PAUL SIR(8:00p.m):
After the discussion in seminar hall.We dispersed for dinner.There it was a candle light dinner arranged.Along with our dinner we had an interaction with shri Babu Paul Sir.The session was really stress free and was interesting that he shared many of his experiences.The altians came up with questions and had a beautiful interaction with Babu Paul Sir.
1. Sreelekshmi -song
4. Sanoop-solo performance on Doordarshn news reading
5. Ismail and Flevan-dance
6. Indukala and Krishnapriya-dance
7. Megha Malhar- monoact
Everyone performed really very well and those were the happiest moments.
The cultural events end by 10:00p.m and we came to the end of the first day programs.
THE SECOND DAY-30TH OF DECEMBER...!
We start the day’s events at sharp 07:00a.m.We begin with the theme song. Then it was Sreepriya chechi’s session on meditation.
17.SESSION BY SREEPRIYA CHECHI(7:00a.m):
Sreepriya chechi start the session on the topic physical and mental health .That was some general things to be discussed .Then we discussed about time management. Moving onto meditation she told us that meditation improves mental strength .Then it was Unnikrishan who shared his experience of meditation .He shared us how his way of meditation was .It was suggested that through meditation we can be consistent .Then Jinu came forward with his suggestion and experiences .He said that it is better to do meditation in an open space or can do it by laying down.
18.SESSION BY PRIYADAS SIR(7:30a.m)
Firstly Priyadas sir told us that whenever we focus or concentrate on a particular thing, the discipline in our mind is what meditation means. Then he told us about Cheguevara and his revolutions in a nutshell. He also reminded us that every altian should possess honesty.
Then it was the altian ’s ipad distribution.Then we had a vocabulary test.We discussed the difference between consistency and persistence.Then we had a discussion on the features of altian’s ipad and altians including Reshma,Sreelekshmi,Athul,Afsal came forward with their opinions.We instructed to write down the good thing we do each day along with the lesson we learn from it in the ipad.
Then Priyadas sir came up with the change in his suggestion which he gave the previous day .He told us that if we have an intention to read and report Gandhi ,then we may buy the particular book and then read and report.Also if we could find some other alternative inspiring books, we can report that too.
By 8:20 a.m. we had breakfast and return by 9:00a.m.
19.SESSION BY ANOOP DHANWANTHRI SIR(09:00a.m):
Anoop sir told us about the book that was a tribute to Dr.A.P.J Abdul Kalam. The content of the book was our own view on Kalam sir and it was proposed as an opportunity for the altians to be a part of that book. He also reminded us that once an altian is always an altian. Altians are always globally competent.
Then we had a discussion on doing charity in a different way. What is the need of orphanages and old age homes? Anoop sir told us that our energy is sufficient for doing charity and it is not about our wealth. He also added that It is difficult to sustain if something is done to get appreciation.
TOPIC:ALTIAN CONCEPT OF CHARITY
We had a group discussion were the altians were divided into groups and send for discussion. The summarising session was lead by joy sir and the discussion was very effective so that the altians came up with new and innovative ideas of charity.
21.SUMMARISING OF GROUP DISCUSSION(11:00 a.m.):
Various points discussed were:
1. we can provide lunch to our friend who is not able to bring lunch.
2. teaching classes for the physically handicapped one to find an earning.
3. motivation classes to be given to students of backward community especially the girls.
4. try to spent time with them.
5. support them physically and mentally with unconditional love.
6. we can also involve our parents in the charity so that they would feel the love from our parents too.
7. we should have a mind to listen to their sorrows.
8. can coordinate camps for blood donation.
9. can coordinate hair donation camps for cancer patients.
10.we can be a helping hand to them.
11. we can be a role model.
12.provide them with a place to live, sufficient food and dress.
13. implementation of organic gardens to provide them with good food.
14. can take tuition classes for students.
15. can coordinate anti-drug classes at school level.
16. classes on organ donation.
17. can be a scribe to blind or physically handicapped students.
22.SESSION BY DR.A.V ANOOP SIR(11:30p.m):
Dr. A.V Anoop sir began the session with our theme persistence. Then he told us about the positive attitude one should develop. He told us that to help the needy and make them happy is the attitude that should be developed in each one of us.
Then he told us about the projects that his group handles for the public .It includes eye donation camps and heart donation camps for children .He also mentioned about the Chennai Govt. medical college project that they are handling for the public. The upcoming project was to adopt and train 20 students from Kerala for the upcoming Olympics.
Then it was Anju chechi who gave the thanks for Dr. A. V Anoop sir .
23.SESSION BY ANOOP DHANWANTHRI SIR(12:00p.m):
Later on Anoop Dhanwanthri sir called upon certain altians including Sarika ,Joel ,Maneesha ,Anie , Aromal ,Nandhana and so on .Then it was Gowri’s mother who gave us a wonderful feedback.
Then Anoop sir told us about the upcoming one year plan.
1. We were asked to arrange follow up meetings to share our state camp experience to other al atians who couldn’t attend the camp.
2. We were asked to organise a 15 member district team.
3. We were asked to give our plot for the book which was a tribute to Dr.A.P.J Abdul Kalam sir by the altians. It should be submitted before January 15th.
4. Discussion in the mail group about the altian concept of charity.
5. Persistence and honesty leads to the eligibility for Bhutan camp(last quarter).
6.About the Altian series of publishing(last quarter).
#Book of Dr .A.P.J Abdul Kalam sir
#Book of Gandhi where each chapter will be summarised by each altian.
Anoop Dhanwanthri sir asked why we are asked to read and report Gandhi. Then he said that completely reading a book transforms you without any force.ie, we are not forcefully transformed. He also said that change is a reversible process whereas transformation is something permanent.
An upcoming project for Ayyappa Panicker Foundation was put forward. Ayyappa Panicker was a person who always inspired the youth. His life was that of a true altian.
24.SESSSION BY T.P SREENIVASAN SIR(12:45p.m.):
T.P Sreenivasan sir began the session with our plans in 2017.Then he discussed a lot about technology and innovations. He reminded us that we cannot keep technology out of our life. He added that aspirations arise with technology. Better life and developed India are the aspirations of Technology. We were asked to answer what BREXIT is..! Actually brexit means BRITAIN EXITING FROM EUROPEAN UNION.
Then we discussed a lot on rising the consciousness and economic problems in the country. He also said about Barack Obama and his policies. T.P. Sreenivasan sir reminded us that we are the ones to face the future.Then we had a small discussion on human psychology. He also said that Jayalalitha and Castro were the model leaders but not people of corruption.
Finally the session end by 1:30p.m.
Then Dr.Vijayalekshmi Ma’m came and congratulated Sangeetha for her consistency in GANDHI REPORTING and that was a surprise session for her. She was appreciated and awarded with gifts. She was filled with tears of happiness and couldn’t express herself.
Thereafter we dispersed for lunch. Before the lunch we assembled in the courtyard for the gratitude session handled by Sangeetha. After the lunch ,the camp had an end and our return journey started.