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Monday, 22-October-2018

vaishnav-jan-to

‘VAISHNAV JAN TO’

6 hours ago
Born over four centuries and 300 kilometres apart, a single song fused the spirits of Narsinh Mehta and Mohandas Gandhi. By the time Gandhi was born in 1869, Narsinh had already been a figure of great reverence in Gujarat for over four centuries. Regarded as Gujarat’s “Adi Kavi” or pioneering poet, he not only invented the Gujarati poetic form but raised it to the level of the highest musical and philosophical expression. Although much of what Narsinh wrote as poetry, songs, ballads and verses was popularly known, his one particular creation, “Vaishnav Jan To” (The Truly Righteous One)...
mindfulness

MINDFULNESS

6 hours ago
Todays world is full of an unprecedented number of distractions and anxieties. The cities we work in are denser than ever. Our workplaces move at a faster pace than before. The devices we own and use for work and leisure are always awake and always hungry for more of our attention and time. Is it any surprise then, that our stress levels are rising and are expected to rise in the near future? Not really, just as it is no surprise that we are increasingly more anxious. Sleep quality has gone down in the past few decades. And our subjective enjoyment of the little pleasures of our day, be it a beautiful sunrise or the simpl...
sanitation-is-the-tools-for-social-change

SANITATION IS THE TOOL FOR SOCIAL CHANGE

a week ago
Digital technology has changed global scenario. Gujarat and other states of India are also influenced by the Digi-Tech change. The things which were earlier not known to people now they are screened, live telecasted. This digital technology also remains highly powerful means to present the social, cultural, academic, environmental and political issues. Since the ancient era to till today Gujarat has unique importance in the progress and development of the nation.  Gujarat remains a unique state in India geographically, culturally and socially since early era. Centuries ago Harappan civilization dwelt here. Dwarka, Somnath, Vallabhi are the historical places of Gujarat. Guja...
understanding-sanitation-its-bearing-on-society-and-culture

UNDERSTANDING SANITATION : IT’S BEARING ON SOCIETY AND CULTURE

2 weeks ago
Sanitation refers to the safe management of human excreta and grey-water, the principles and practices relating to the collection, removal and disposal of human excreta, refuse and wastewater, and the provision of facilities and services for the safe disposal of waste and maintenance of hygienic conditions. Hence, it includes hardware (facilities) and software (rules, regulations, hygiene). Sanitation facility refers to infrastructure for the disposal or treatment of waste. It is a system of the combination of technologies for safe collection, transport, treatment or disposal of human waste. On the other hand, there are specific...
my-life-is-my-message

‘MY LIFE IS MY MESSAGE’

3 weeks ago
Mahatama Gandhi summed up his philosophy of life with the words, “My Life is my Message”. His multifarious and dynamic personality was based on truth and nothing but the truth. Non–violence was another intrinsic element of this philosophy.  At the All India Congress Committee meeting in Bombay on 8th August, 1942, that is, on the eve of Quit India Movement, Mahatma Gandhi declared, “I want to live full span of my life and according to me, the full span of life is 125 years. By that time, India will not only be free but the whole world will be free. Today, I do not believe that Englishmen are f...
ink-notes

INK NOTES

3 weeks ago
According to Setlur Gandhi was simple and relentless in his work. Gandhi’s qualities of truth and compassion are also easily seen. Gandhiji’s handwriting highlights two great aspects of his personality-simplicity and relentless determination. Gandhi’s greatness was his simplicity. His handwriting reflects a person of forthright and honest nature. The covering loops in the middle zone show a man of spontaneous and outspoken disposition. The ‘i’ dots that frequently occur as fine dots near the stem signify honesty and patience in his personality. Such was his simplicity that in the word, ‘s...
ram-mohan-and-vidyasagar-two-giants

RAM MOHAN AND VIDYASAGAR : TWO GIANTS

4 weeks ago
When history unfolds, the dramatis personae just keep doing what they had been ordained to do. It is only in the long run that their assessment comes through historiography. But not for the two giants of the Bengal Renaissance, Raja Ram Mohan Roy and Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar.  This week sees the birth anniversary of the great reformer Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar and the passing away of another one, Raja Ram Mohan Roy.  Both were reformers and educators, and their work shook society even in their lifetime. Ram Mohan Roy veered away from the then decadent Brahmanical Hindu society – considerably...
an-epitome-of-simplicity

AN EPITOME OF SIMPLICITY

4 weeks ago
Walk on the path shown by the great thinker while discussing Pandit ji’s principles, ideals and different aspects of his life at length. The thought has the strength of its own and Pandit ji’s thoughts have been delivered to us in a capsule.  Pt Upadhyaya was an epitome of simplicity who, in a short span and brief political life, traversed the journey of establishing a political party, an ideology and a political system, which helped the BJP to transform from being a party in the opposition to one that gave the people an alternative government. This is no mean feat, this journey was made possible by the s...
in-making-of-arsenic-free-bihar

IN MAKING OF ARSENIC FREE BIHAR

7 weeks ago
The key to good health is the practice of good hygiene. The provision of Safe Water and Sanitation (Safe Human Excreta facilities) at home along with improved hygiene behavior, clean and safe water are the primary drivers of Public Health. Unless we can secure access to safe water and sanitation for the billions of poor people in the world who are presently without the same, our battle against the huge burden of infectious diseases particularly in the developing world, could never be won. Unless we can secure access to safe water and sanitation for the billions of poor people in the world who are presently without the same, our ...
when-you-stuff-your-mind-it-ages

WHEN YOU STUFF YOUR MIND, IT AGES

7 weeks ago
Birth of a free and healthy individual is not possible in a condition where, in the name of education, all sorts of slaveries are nourished. The root causes for the ugliness of humanity are hidden in our education. The present education system has cut man off from nature and has not been able to give birth to any refinement, to any culture. Instead, it has given birth to unnatural life. Every generation goes on imposing this unnaturalness on the next generation. I would like to look at education… I would like to draw your attention to the facts which can be seen only by looking directly at the problems. Is it not pos...
sociology-of-sanitations

SOCIOLOGY OF SANITATION

8 weeks ago
When we examine the history of sanitation in India, there clearly emerge four stages.  1. Mohenjo-Daro and Harappan Civilization, 2. Efforts of Mahatma Gandhi, 3. Efforts of Dr Bindeshwar Pathak and 4. Swachh Bharat Mission by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Harappan Civilization Harappa, Lothal and Mohenjo Daro are three places where extensive archaeological excavations in the region of the Indus Valley Civilisation have taken place. They are noted for sophisticated public works that included sewage drainage systems, public wells a...
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‘COUNTRY IS MOVING AHEAD WITH NEW ENERGY AND ENTHUSIASM’

9 weeks ago
My dear countrymen, I convey my best wishes to all of you on this auspicious occasion of Independence Day. Today, the country is brimming with self-confidence. The country is scaling new heights by working extremely hard, with a resolve to realize its dreams. Today’s dawn has brought a new spirit, a new enthusiasm, a new zeal and a new energy with it. In our country, there is a Neelakurinji flower which blooms once every 12 years. This year, Neelakurinji is in full bloom on the hills of Southern Nilgiri like the Ashok Chakra (the wheel of Ashoka) in the Tricolour on our Independence Day. We are celebrating th...