Vethathiriyam for Individual Peace, Family Peace and World Peace
“To Develop and Empower the downtrodden and tribal masses of The Nilgiris through Yoga Education and enable them to ascertain their Social, Community and Cultural Identities to build a sustainable future for themselves”
UMKM Trust’s Arivu Thirukovil ( Temple of Consciousness – Ooty ) was built in June 2004 and has served as the home to thousands in Yoga Education, Personality Development and Value Education, Yoga Therapy, Health Camps and Meditation throughout the district.
Though formally registered in the year 1999, the UMKM Trust had a very humble beginning 40 years ago in Professor Sathyamurthy’s Laboratory. Those days he used to conduct classes on SKY and Kaya Kalpa for free to the poor and the tribals. Also he mustered volunteers to travel across the rough terrain of the Niligiris to spread awareness on education, health and family welfare.
The Nilgiris ( Blue Mountains ) – The name symbolises lush green landscapes and beautiful mountains for its eternal beauty. It has been a travellers’’ paradise for ever till date. Every Year thousands of tourists visit Ooty, Conoor, Masinagudi to enjoy the various attractions on offer.
However the lives of the tribals and the deprived is still socio-economically backward. The people here still live in isolation and are not even met with basic needs like Food, Shelter and Education. Inhabitated by communities such as The Badagas, The Thodas, The Kotas, The Kurumbas, The Irulas, The Panias and The Kattunaikens. The Latter five in fact have been further identified as the Primitive Tribal Groups by the Government of India. The Badagas have been declared as the most hospitable community by the UNESCO – thanksgiving article in The Hindu dt July 6, 2009 .
The Majority of these tribes are economically deprived, socially marginalised and lack basic facilities and resources. Their access to health and education is very limited. Deficiency of essential components has led to malnutrition, protein calorie malnutrition and micronutrient deficiencies ( Vitamin A, iron and iodine ) among them. They are also prone to chronic diseases such as Sickle Cell Anaemia which is commonplace in hilly areas.
UMKM Trust has been regularly involved in conducting programs in Yoga and Meditation to The Tamil Nadu State Transport Corporation Staff, The Municipality Sanitary Workers Association and Nilgiris Elementary and BT district Teachers.
The Trust organises Yoga discourses for the Police Personnel throughout the district. Special Courses are also being given to the Palvadi and Anganvadi( Female workers trained in health, nutrition and child care ) association.
UMKM Trust was an active member involved in the Flood Relief Program in Nov 2009 when the entire Nilgiris was cut off from the outside world for more than 15 days. It had provided Food and Warm Clothes to all the Flood affected areas from the contributions of its Trustees and Volunteers
Thus, these Integrated Yoga practices will enable the practitioner to develop concentration and maintain good health, happiness, peace and also to preserve the intensity of life energy (Bio-current) to lead a perfect life and do the activities which are usefull to self and the Society.
Simplified Kundalini Yoga Trusts (Spiritual Education Centres) Affiliated to the WCSC are conducting courses on Yoga for Human Excellence referred to above according to the procedure laid down by WCSC Management.
The classes are conducted by the Masters and Professors of Yoga trained and nominated by WCSC.
Every Trust is functioning with Trustees who are providing necessary funds for the Infrastructure and other facilities for functioning of the Trusts. Each Trust utilizes the services of one Master-in-Charge and required number of Assistant Masters-in-Charge who are trained by WCSC (Directorate of SMART)
A Program Officer is looking after day to day functioning of the Trust.
A Trust can have required number of SKY Meditation Centers according to the need of the area and also the availability of minimum number of male and female Masters of SKY. All the YHE courses are conducted in Meditation Centers also with the guidance of the concerned Trust.
Any Meditation Centre with minimum number of Trustees, a building with required facilities and minimum number of male and female Masters can become an independent Trust on recommendation by the concerned Trust and Zonal Committee. (in Tamil Nadu)
In Tamil Nadu, Zonal Committees have been formed, each Zone consisting of 3 or 4 Districts in order to co-ordinate the activities of the Trust and to help WCSC Head Office in Development activities. Each Zone is functioning on behalf of WCSC Head Office, in the respective area.
The Zonal Committee Members are nominated by the President, WCSC. Some important Functions of Zonal Committee:
Manavalakkalai Yoga for Human excellence Integrated Yoga Practices for Holistice Health (Physical, Spiritual and Social Health)
The World Community Service Centre founded by Yogiraj Vethathiri Maharishi has been teaching Integrated Yoga practices consisting of.
Contents Of The Course:
A set of exercises has been designed as synthesis of different yogasana practices. This can be practiced by any person above the age of eight. The contents of simplified exercises are as follows:
These Physical exercises ensure proper circulation of blood, heat and air in the body.
The Foot Reflexology in the leg exercise activates the nerves and correct Electrical imbalances. Breathing exercise ensures increase in the intake of oxygen which will help to purify the blood.
Eventhough most of these exercises are helpful to cure some diseases like arthritis, sinasitis, spondilatis etc., they are mainly useful for prevention of occurrence of diseases.
Astanga Yoga (Yoga in eight steps) evolved by Pathanjali Saint has been simplified to suit the needs of modern way of life. The principles and practices adopted in this simplified meditation are based on scientific principles.
It is a fact that human being is always in emotional mood due to hereditary imprints and environmental factors. By doing this meditation, the frequency of mind is reduced from Beta (14-40 cycles per second – emotional mood) to Alfa (8-13 cps – awareness stage). The practitioner is able to keep the mind at pituitary gland (Master gland for five senses) and do his/her activities (Thought, word and deed) with awareness of the consequences. This will enable any practitioner to keep the mind in a peaceful state and to develop willpower, avoid pains / diseases and also to solve problems.
This is another important practice in this system of yoga. With the willpower derived by meditation, the practitioner will be able to develop positive thinking, can be free from desires which can not be fulfilled, can neutralize anger and eradicate worries.
By doing this practice, one is able to understand the “Causes and Effect System” of Nature. He will adopt moderation in food, physical activities, sleep, sex, and thought force so that he/she will neither ignore nor over indulge in these five aspects. This will enable the individual to lead a virtuous way of life with three phases namely morality (not to cause harm physically or mentally), duty (due to society) and charity (helping others by physical labour, material and knowledge)
Science of Kayakalpa delineates the manner in which the human body can be immortalized. Kaya Kalpa Yoga has a three-fold objective:
Kayakalpa comprises two important exercises:
If these two exercises are learnt and practiced regularly immunity of individual will be raised to a remarkable instant.
The practice enables and equips one to maintain physical and mental health, further spiritual development and rejuvenate the physical body to withstand the ageing process. The practice will benefit everyone, regardless of sex, race, religion, caste, to enjoy a happy and energetic life.
He shall preside over all the meetings of the Board of Management, Executive Committee and of the General Body and of all the Sub-Committees. His ruling shall be final in all procedural matters. The President shall have power of General supervision over all the activities of WCSC.
One of the Vice-Presidents shall act as President in the absence of the President.
The General Secretary to the Board of Management will be in charge of the office of WCSC and amongst others do the following acts and things;
They shall assist the General Secretary in all his works and one of them shall act as General Secretary in his absence.
The President has formed the following Directorates and has appointed suitable Senior Professors / Professors of SKY to serve in these Committees to streamline WCSC Administration and to implement the projects most effectively.
The WCSC has been registered under Societies Registration Act of Tamil Nadu, India. Hence this organisation is functioning in accordance with the procedure laid down by this Act. The following Administration Bodies have been formed as provided by this Act.
The General Body shall be constituted as follows:
In the General Body Meeting, once in three years, members not exceeding 200 are elected as Executive Committee Members. Among these Executive Committee members, not exceeding 100 members are elected to the Board of Management. Among the members of Board of Management, following office bearers have been elected for the year 2007-2008 President-1, Vice President-5, General Secretary-1, Joint Secretary-3 and Treasurer-1. Number of Executive Committee Members for the year 2007 – 2008 is 128.
The above is the address and place of Central Office of the Centre but the Board of Management has the power to shift the office to any place in the interest of the Centre.
Managing Trustee/Secretary/Treasurer or any Trustee of each of the affiliated Trusts. (as contained in clause 19(1) infra), will be one member.
Any other members admitted by President, WCSC.
In these Rules, unless otherwise provided and unless there is anything repugnant to or inconsistent with the subject or context :
Explanation: The Procedure for election of members of Board of Management, the qualification of the members to be elected as Members of Board of Management are provided in the Appendix.
Explanation: The Procedure for election of the Executive Committee and members of the Board of Management, the qualification of the members to be elected as Executive Committee members and Board of Management is provided in the appendix.
The right of management of the Centre, its institutions, its Trusts, its properties and funds and the right of supervision and control of affiliated Trusts and their. (Le Board of Management) rights to do all acts, deeds and things as are intended to promote the objects for which this Centre is established shall vest and if not so vested shall be deemed to be vested in the Board of Management for the time being without divesting the right of the Centre in its properties. Without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing, .the Board of Management shall have the following powers:
Subject to the stipulations and restrictions contained hereunder, all the affiliated Trusts of the Centre shall hereafter be independent Trusts and the properties and liabilities of the respective affiliated Trusts shall belong to such affiliated Trusts absolutely as they are hereby declared as independent. Trusts and are hereafter called 'Affiliated Trusts/s'. The Centre will not be liable to any liability or financial transactions incurred by the Affiliated Trust.
SKM. Maeilanandhan is a highly focused person.
SKM. Maeilanandhan in the year 1982 became a follower of Shri. Vethathiri Maharishi, founder of The World Community Service Centre (WCSC) a non-profit organization; to spread Manavalakalai Yoga with its aim as individual peace, spreading to peace in the family, nation and ultimately the Whole World. Swamiji himself designated him as the President of The World Community Service Centre. From the year 1997 SKM Maeilanandhan serves as its President with total dedication. A Temple of Consciousness was built in Aliyar and he serves as its Joint Managing Trustee.
Apart from this, for three decades he is serving the society in diverse fields with sincerity and as a role model. He serves as the President of
He is the Editor & Publisher of a. ANBOLI – A bilingual monthly Spiritual Magazine (Tamil & English- 19 Yrs.) b. ERODE MANAVALAKALAIGNAN - A Spiritual Magazine (25 Years) c. NUGHARVORE KHAAVALUN - On Consumer Awareness (20 Years).
He has been instrumental and supportive in taking the Government Welfare schemes to the public through many projects. Particularly, on his sixtieth year he handed over his personal business to both his sons and totally dedicated himself full time to spread Knowledge based holistic education (Manavalakkalai Yoga) among the public and students.
Because of his great zeal towards Yogiraj Vethathiri Maharishi’s vision to bring in transformation of the society through education to establish in the mind of future generation the ethics and values of life, SKM.Maeilandhan had taken relentless efforts to introduce Maharishi’s philosophy in various universities.
Towards this MOU were signed with Bharathiyar University, Avinashilingham University, Bharathidhasan University, Manonmaniam Sundaranar University, Tamil Nadu Physical Education and Sports University, Tamil University, University of Madras and Periyar University and courses are being offered by them. He is also taking tremendous efforts towards spreading Maharishi’s message not only in India but also World over.
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