sulabh swatchh bharat

Saturday, 15-December-2018

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DEFENDING THE FREEDOM AND DIGNITY OF EVERY INDIVIDUAL

4 days ago
“Human rights” is a fairly modern concept, and it is one that has been getting a great deal of attention here in the early years of the twenty-first century. While opinions differ wildly about what constitutes human rights, most modern world citizens believe that all people should have at least the most basic rights.  Human Rights plays a role in everyone’s life, but not everyone realizes it. It’s involved in every comment you make that includes someone different. Every near discriminatory “joke” you say. It affects people, even if it doesn’t affect you. Human rights mean being...
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STOP HUGGING THE TREE

4 days ago
Spirituality is never an escape or an abandonment of responsibility. It is the ability to live with peace and contentment in every situation, by understanding oneself and understanding the nature of the mind and the world. This can be gained only through sustained practice.  For this, the first thing needed is a proper knowledge of the nature of the world and its objects. When we gain this knowledge, our attachment to objects and relationships will leave us. Then we will be able to perform our actions without attachment even while living in the midst of society.  The cashier at a bank handles bills worth ...
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LIBERTY, EQUALITY AND FRATERNITY

a week ago
If we wish to maintain democracy not merely in form, but also in fact, what must we do? The first thing in my judgement we must do is to hold fast to constitutional methods of achieving our social and economic objectives. It means we must abandon the bloody methods of revolution. It means that we must abandon the method of civil disobedience, noncooperation and satyagraha. When there was no way left for constitutional methods for achieving economic and social objectives, there was a great deal of justification for unconstitutional methods. But where constitutional methods are open, there can be no justification for these unconst...
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WHY WE NEED TO BECOME CHOICELESS

a week ago
Be choiceless, because if you choose, you become narrow. If a meditator chooses the life of a monk and escapes from the world, he will be poorer for that – because the world has many things to give to you. It is a tremendously beautiful device of existence – to help you grow, to give you challenges, new adventures; opportunities to test yourself, your awareness, your being.  If you escape from the world you will be escaping from all these opportunities. Sitting in a cave in the Himalayas you will be very poor –you will not have richness of experience. And by and by you will become stupid. You will become silent – that&rsq...
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END THE SHAME OF SCAVENGERS

2 weeks ago
As some of you may be aware, I have been deeply engaged with the cause of sanitation, especially toilets, for the last 50 years, and my impassioned engagement with sanitation and toilets still continues and this function is a living illustration of that. The world is changing faster than we are able to cope with, but the consequence of my longstanding work in this field has brought sanitation to the centre stage of national priorities that finds vivid manifestation in the ongoing Swachh Bharat Mission.  On this day now, we have come up with the idea to start nothing less than a sanitation revolution in this country. ...
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INDIRA GANDHI: A LIFE IN NATURE

3 weeks ago
From the Chapter 1: A First Word …This is an unconventional biography of Indira Gandhi—for it deals with only one aspect of her personality and her record in office. Why focus on Indira Gandhi’s life as a naturalist when she was quintessentially a politician? The answer is simple. A naturalist is who Indira Gandhi really was, who she thought she was. She got sucked into the whirlpool of politics but the real Indira Gandhi was the person who loved the mountains, cared deeply for wildlife, was passionate about birds, stones, trees and forests, and was worried d...
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LALA LAJPAT RAI VISION OF DALIT REFORMATION

4 weeks ago
Lala Lajpat Rai, Sher-i-Punjab was, indeed a lion both in thought and deed, in what he professed and practised, in his political, social and even economic ideas and ideals, in his sense of service, patriotism and nationalism, in his dealings with the ‘old’ and the ‘new’, the high and the mighty, and the low and the depressed. Issues and problems affecting him a lot and destiny of the Dalits had a special place in his ideas and vision of nation-building. He witnessed the Indian society was characterised by status summation i.e. low status in the caste hierarchy itself implied a correspondingly low status i...
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3D SCANNING TECHNOLOGY CAN TELL HOW CLEAN INDIAN CITIES ARE

4 weeks ago
At any given point, the national capital has about 5.57 lakh tons of municipal solid waste illegally dumped on the roadside or in open plots. This is 62 times higher than the daily municipal solid waste generated in the city, according to a new study. The estimate has been arrived at by using a new method that deploys 3D sensor scanning technology to quantify the mass of illegally dumped municipal solid waste, combined with ‘urban transect’ sampling technique. The method can not only help estimate the volume of waste piles but also the type of waste dumped – debris, plastic, biodegradable and so on.
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PRECISION AGRICULTURE CAN DO WONDERS FOR FARMING

6 weeks ago
The worrisome reality in India is that agriculture is facing a crisis. In village after village, farmers are looking at selling their land and moving away from farming as a livelihood. Poor availability of funds, unscientific farm inputs, poor support price structures for farm produce and almost no farm insurance are some important reasons that lead to crippling debts that force farmers to see farming as non-remunerative. Without mechanisation, farming is hard, back-breaking work. This has resulted in most farmers’ children quitting farming for other vocations. Also, farmers get more money from selling their ...
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CORE SELF

6 weeks ago
This core Self or inner center which is left behind when all the various identities fall away, is the true essence of Self which emanates through all the layers of personality and mind. Very simply, it is the awareness: “I Exist!”  It can almost be described as the high vibratory frequency of love energy, individualised as each unique being, yet truly only One. The divine paradoxes, involving the whole description of core Self, is that you cannot say of it that it actually does or does not exist. Once we name it, once you say it exists, it becomes a mere “thing”, an object, polarized or oppositional ...
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‘VAISHNAV JAN TO’

7 weeks 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)...
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MINDFULNESS

7 weeks 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...