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We are what our thoughts have made us; so take care about what you think. Words are secondary. Thoughts live; they travel far."
Swami Vivekananda
(January 12, 1863 - July 4, 1902)
National Youth Day was celebrated on 12th January on the birthday of Swami Vivekananda. Since 1985, the event was celebrated throughout India every year.
This year, Vivekananda Study Circle – the socio-cultural organization of Technopark, Trivandrum and Bodheswaran Foundation jointly celebrated the National Youth Day ‘Vande Vivekanandam’ in Technopark at Travancore Hall on 12th January 2016 at 6 PM.
Shri P Vijayan IPS DIG of Police was the Chief Guest for the event. Dr Rajeev Nair Professor, University of Kerala and Sri Hari S Kartha, Professor, Dept of Visual Media & Communication spoke about National Youth Celebrations and Sri K G Girish Babu CEO Technopark facilitated the event of celebrations. The artists of Bodheswaran Foundation recited the poems of Swami Vivekananda.
An article featuring Shri. P.H. Kurian, Principal Secretary, Department of IT & Industries, Government of Kerala in the Microsoft Perspective January 2016 Edition.  In this article Mr. Kurian insights into Kerala's unique mix of initiatives with industry partnership that have made the state ace the digital map of India.
To read the full article visit:
As part of National Youth day celebrations 2016, honourable Union Minister for Human Resource Development, Smriti Irani will be addressing Technopark, Trivandrum on “Techies for a Better INDIA” in the event organised by Vivekanada Study Circle, Technopark. Don’t miss the opportunity to listen to the epitome example of youth empowerment in India, the youngest member of the cabinet, honourable Minister for HRD, Smriti Irani on January 14, 2016 at Bhavani Atrium between 12:00 Noon to 1:00 PM on “Techies for a Better INDIA”. Cordially inviting every member of the Technopark fraternity to be part of the event.
Vivekanada Study Circle also plan to conduct a Q&A session with minister. Please forward your queries to and admin@vsctechnopark.orgA selfie session is also planned with all participants.
Doordarshan Kendra Thiruvananthapuram has joined hands with Total Sanitation Mission to organise a short film contest named THINK CLEAN on various themes under Swacch Bharath Mission and Total Sanitation Campaign. Registration is open to all. 
Film competition categories are:
1. Inspiring, real-life stories of ordinary people who have made a difference to the environment (up to 5 min duration)
2. Films that interestingly educate and empower ordinary people (up to 2 min duration) 
3. Commercials that create awareness on the ill effects of poor waste management that motive people to compost at source, collect recyclables in clean and dry form, manage liquid waste responsibly etc (up to 20 to 30 second)
4. Animation films, mobile films and films of any other genre produced with broadcast quality can participate in this contest.
Those who wish to participate in the competition should submit their films to
Doordarshan Kendra Thiruvananthapuram. Last date for submission will be 10th February 2016.

For any queries, please contact : Mr. G. SAJAN, Head of Programme, Doordarshan, Thiruvananthapuram
Phone: 09446305632
The Technopark, Trivandrum football carnival – Goal VII sponsored by UST Global has kick started the matches on 9th January 2016 at Greenfield stadium, Kariavattom. IT companies including Suntech, Pits, Tata ELXSI, EY, Quest Global, RR Donelley, IBS, M-Squared, Infosys, D+H, McFayden, Flip, Speridian, Allianz, TCS, Tryzens, Creace Technologies, Kreara Solutions and UST Global have registered as contenders.
Technopark Premier League (TPL) 2016, the annual cricket tournament of Technopark, Trivandrum, will commence from the third week of January for a span of 3-4 months. The tournament is open for all companies operating inside Technopark. More than 100 companies participate in this corporate cricket tournament every year. Sportz4you, Kerala’s premier Community Sports Management Company is organising the Tournament. 
For more details please contact 8113048333 or visit :
Here is a rare opportunity to get positively impacted by Mr. Saji Mathews. The man who has proved the above statement beyond ambiguity with his life. He lost his vision due to unforeseen circumstances, while working for an MNC Software Company in Chennai, at the age of 23, fifteen years ago. The tragedy in his life did not confine him to be in darkness. He fought back and lifted himself to the heights where even people with normal vision won't dare to reach. He has a decade of rich experience in Software, Management, Training and Operations. Today, Saji is one of the motivation speakers at many corporate houses, Government and Non-Government organisations in India and abroad.
This session will surely change your perspective to life and there by improvement in efficiency and productivity.
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OR Contact +91 95262923381, +91 9526201115 and obtain the entry pass organised by Life Focus.
Life focus is a group of like-minded people in and around Technopark, Trivandrum who believes that this life of ours is very precious and requires a paradigm shift. Life focus exists to cultivate the culture of life inside oneself, in abundance through soul searching conversations, seminars and samaritan initiatives.
Solid waste management plant at Technopark, Trivandrum is now a replicable role model even to the foreign nationals Miss. Jennifer Nausch and Mr. Goethe Zentrum from German cultural centre who visited the plant run by CREDAI Clean City Movement and appreciated the best performance for the plant. The Program Manager Mr. Simon Cherian explained about the functioning of the plant.
Technopark, Trivandrum professionals, Dr Vivek Sreekumar, Vishak and Vinod, who are brothers as well, have taken the time and effort to produce and direct the movie, ‘Malgudy Days’. Anoop Menon and Bhama play the lead roles in this film.
The music and choreography perfected by the Allianz employees, Dr. Praveen and Dr. Harish, have once again proved that we’ve got it all; be it music or dance! The background score has been mastered by Vishnu Thulaseedharan working in Allianz. One of the songs has been sung by Aby Jacob of Mc Fadyen solutions and Kshama of UST global. It’s noteworthy that almost 40% of the production costs have been borne by the never-ending line of Techies who are colleagues of the brothers.
Not often do we come across people who pour in their heart and soul to follow their passion. It’s endearing to know that even in this age of the rat race and scurry to climb up the ladder, we have a few people who still follow their heart. In the end, as the saying goes, ‘We do not regret the chances that we took; we only regret those we failed to take’.
Poet : Annie Moses
Park Centre

I was discerning through my past,
It was so nice and so cozy;
The days I went with my friends
to different places I love;
I really miss those days, were
I had nothing to worry about,
or nothing to be thought off;
Such a free minded days of gay
Where I still am a little kid
waiting for his turn to come;
Those were my favourite days in life.
I really miss the fun I had
with the friends and foes around
Where there was no difference of
being a Girl or a Boy
Now when I look back to my past,
I regret the steps I have taken
in my life to succeed in the game;
It was all a wrong move
which I had taken for the future.
There is no way out from this place
of mystery and hardships, sorrow & hatred
I now realize what a wonderful world it was
which I left behind, in the want of betterment.
and I now feel how sad it is to be
a partner of a person, who does not
touch your soul or give you a gaze
of love and hope
I have read in my childhood
the fairy tales of Prince and Princess
whom I personified into my own life
All that which shattered as I got into
the wedlock of a man who had nothing
but blind love and hatred for me
I still see those days when I used to play
and gather around mango trees to collect the
fallen mangoes and to throw stones at those
mangoes which hesitated to fall.
Let those days come to me with the small
hope in my mind with a little boy who is seeing
everything through my eyes. My little
boy who is with his wide eyes, see the world
which has so much to offer
Let this be a good start for him
Let this world be a shower of blessing
To him who is as innocent like a dew
In the early morning Sun light.
Let this world be a promise for
his young and innocent soul.
I feel the peace inside me
For the hope of future.
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