1. FESTIVAL: REVISITING
YATRA: ODISHA’S GLORY, BHARAT’S PRIDE: Every year during the month of
Kartik, which is considered the most auspicious by the people of Odisha, the
long-lost maritime glory of Kalinga is commemorated with what has come to be
known as Bali Yatra. Sadhabas (traders) of Odisha chose to begin their journey
to foreign shores on Kartik Purnima from the banks of Mahanadi.
Thousands of Odiyas and tourists gather at Killa Maidan on the bank of Mahanadi
near the 9th century fort of Barabati in
from where the sadhabas would set sail in the past. Cuttack
On November 10, the banks of
Mahanadi came alive with women ululating, men chanting
mantras and the crowds breaking into loud cheer as toy boats were floated on
Scholars have come up with various reasons why traders chose Kartik Purnima to begin their voyage across seas. The winds are favourable during this time of the year and the billowing sails made the journey swift and easy. The post-monsoon sky is clear and the Pole Star can be easily seen by navigators. Kalinga is known to have established trading relations with
Philippines, Malaysia and Sri
Lanka and Siam
Kalinga also traded with Thailand Rome and . Greece
Others believe that Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, the great Vaishnavite saint, set foot on the soil of Odisha for the first time after crossing the sand bed (Bali) of
on his way to Puri on this auspicious day.
2. CHHATH POOJA REACHES US: The ancient Hindu festival Chhath, dedicated to worshipping Sun, which attracts millions of people in Bharat, has reached the American shores too. More than 200 people mostly Bharatiya Americans gathered on November 1 evening on the banks of the historic Potomac river in
Sterling, Virginia – a suburb of – as four fasting women took a
dip in the water and performed pooja of the Sun God. Washington
In 2009, Anita was the only one to do the pooja.This year we are four. But more important is that there were more than 200 people watching this festival" said Kripa S Singh, a software engineer from Patna, said, as his wife Anita performed the pooja at Potomac river.
3. ‘BHARAT OF MY DREAMS’ WILL BECOME A REALITY IN 30 YEARS – SARSANGHCHALAK: "If the RSS is asked by Anna to join the movement, we shall do so. But, no such request has come in as yet. However, we are not stopping RSS members from participating in Anna's movement. The links between Anna and the RSS go back a long way. It was the RSS that highlighted Anna's developmental programmes for villages. We even got Anna to help us in our village development programmes. It was during these interactions that the RSS suggested to him to go in for a movement against corruption. I was supposed to meet Anna in June but both of us got held up elsewhere," the RSS chief said during an informal interaction with journalists in Kolkata on 9th November.
According to Bhagwat, the RSS also spoke to Baba Ramdev on starting a movement against corruption. The RSS chief believes that Bharat is on her way to becoming the 'country of his dreams'.
4. GENOGRAPHIC PROJECT CONFIRMS HUMANS MIGRATED OUT OF AFRICA THROUGH ARABIA: Evolutionary history shows that human populations likely originated in Africa, and the Genographic Project, the most extensive survey of human population genetic data to date, suggests where they went next. A study by the Project finds that modern humans migrated out of Africa via a southern route through Arabia, rather than a northern route by way of
Ajay Royyuru, senior manager at IBM’s
said: “Over the past six years, we’ve had the opportunity to gather and analyze
genetic data around the world at a scale and level of detail that has never
been done before. When we started, our
goal was to bring science expeditions into the modern era to further a deeper
understanding of human roots and diversity. With evidence that the genetic
diversity in southern Bharat is closer to Africa than that of Computational Biology Center Europe,
this suggests that other fields of research such as archaeology and
anthropology should look for additional evidence on the migration route of
early humans to further explore this theory.”
5. BHARAT TEST-FIRES NUCLEAR-CAPABLE 'AGNI-IV' MISSILE: Adding teeth to its nuclear deterrence, Bharat on 15th November successfully test-fired an advanced variant of nuclear-capable Agni-II ballistic missile with a strike range of 3,000 km from an island off Odisha coast. "The surface-to-surface intermediate range missile was test-fired from a mobile launcher" at 0900 hours from the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at
defence sources said. Wheeler Island
Christened "Agni-II Prime", the new missile is a 2-stage weapon system powered by solid propellant. The first developmental trial of Agni-II Prime, conducted on December 10, 2010, had failed due to technical problem in the control system.
6. MODI IN BEIJING, TELLS
CHINA ' PAKISTAN
IS MAKING USE OF YOU': Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi
raised a few controversial issues including the one about the presence of
Chinese troops in Pakistan Occupied Kashmir in on 9th November. "I
told them - whatever your intentions, Beijing is making use of
you," Modi said after his meeting with three Chinese leaders including
Wang Gang, a politburo member of the Communist Party of China and vice-chairman
of the China People's Consultative Conference. There is a lot of concern over
Chinese troop presence in PoK in Bharat, and particularly in Pakistan Gujarat
as it was a border state, he told them.
Modi also questioned the wisdom of a Chinese transformer maker, TBEA, displaying a wrong map of Bharat at a function in
which resulted in a sharp exchange of words between a journalist and Chinese
ambassador in Bharat. New Delhi
7. AMERA GETS FACELIFT DUE TO SEVA BHARATI EFFORTS: Amera village situated in the remote mountainous region of Chhattisgarh has now become self sufficient in the aspects of education, health and employment because of the effective implementation of development projects by Seva Bharati. Seva Bharati karyakartas have saved this village from getting caught into the ugly clutches of Christian missionaries who earlier used to take advantage of the illiteracy prevalent among villagers for fulfilling their evil intention of conversion.
The conversion process had started in the nearby villages under the camouflage of seva. Understanding the gravity of the problem, Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh karyakartas and social worker Phulchand Jain opened
for imparting value-based education to the
villagers and thus began the work of saving villagers from the influence of
Christian missionaries. Vanavasi
Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh shakhas are now regularly held in morning as well as in the evening. From last five years, prabhat pheris are also being regularly organized. Every Tuesday, Ramayan recital and discourse is held by Ramayan Mandali. Dharm Raksha Sena has been constituted in the village. Bolbum Samiti is constituted for holding 200-km-long padayatra from Amarkantak to Kawardha during which jalabhishek is performed at Boodha Mahadev to mark the conclusion. Festivals such as Ganeshotsav and Navaratri are celebrated with religious fervour. Earlier, such kind of programmes were not held here. Instead, Christian missionaries used to organize prayers at these places.
Conventional methods of farming are practiced. Crops such as maize, paddy, sorghum, etc are primarily cultivated. Women self help groups have been constituted for economical upliftment of women power. Under Ramkothi scheme, food grains are stored so that it can satisfy the need of poor brethren. Under the guidance of Baiga Ashram, cow urine (gomutra) is collected from a number of houses for manufacturing Kamdhenu ark and eco-friendly pesticides and thus a large amount of employment has been provided to village youths who earlier used to just wander in the village or migrate to cities in search of work. Villagers have been given training regarding this work and at present, the manufacturing work is going on in full swing at many houses. Tendu leaves, firewood, etc is also collected by these villagers and sold in the market so as to earn their living.
There is no place for discrimination in the village. All brethren live together with a feeling of mutual co-operation and celebrate their religious as well as family functions with enthusiasm. All of them eat together during public functions. With the co-operation of villagers, sapling plantation programmes are undertaken from time to time and the digging work of pond has also been accomplished.
Earlier, the village was completely in the grip of illiteracy. The stream of education has now spread in the entire village and children are availing education from class one to twelve. With a view that no one should remain illiterate, various projects are implemented effectively in the village. One girl who has passed the class 10 examination is running an anganwadi centre for educating villagers. Mahavir Baiga Ashram and
are also nurturing the sapling of education. Over 100 tribal girls are studying
at Vanavasi Kanya Ashram. Navasiram Higher Secondary School
Annual health check-up of villagers is conducted by Bharatmata Seva Samiti and treatment is provided on every Sunday. Conventional herbal medicines are also utilized in treatment. There is a complete ban on intoxication. Disputes are sorted out in the village itself. There is hardly any scope for court cases and police investigation. Now, the nearby villages are also being greatly influenced by this transformed face of Amera.
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8. WOMEN CONFERENCE BY SEVIKA SAMITI: Three aspects of Bhagini Nivedita’s life education, swadeshi and sewa, can change the entire picture of our country. That is why the Rashtra Sevika Samiti has focused on these three aspects only during this centenary year. ” said Pramukh Sanchalika of Rashtra Sevika Samiti Pramilatai Medhe while addressing a women conference in Delhi on November 5; organised to remember Bhagini Nivedita in the 100th year of her passing away. Smt Kiran Ladha of Maheshwari Mahila Samaj was the chief guest while noted writer and former Chairperson of Central Social Welfare Board Smt Mridula Sinha presided over the function. A play based on the life of Bhagini Nivedita was also staged at the conference.
9. BANGLA TO MEGHALAYA, IT'S WANGALA ALL THE WAY: Attired in colourful Garo 'regalia' they made a brisk business selling traditional tribal hand-woven outfits. The Garo team, from
, lent warmth to the
Hundred Drums Wangala Festival here on 12th November. Bangladesh
There were around 30,000 Garos living in
Dhaka alone, said Jonson Emre, leader of a team of 28
Garo artists, craftsmen and women, which makes it a point to attend the Wangala
festival every year.
In fact, Wangla is celebrated thrice in
Bangladesh, the biggest one being at Bonani
Vidya Niketan in Dhaka, where, this year the chief guest was the agriculture
minister of ,
Motiur Choudhury. Former Bangladesh Bangladesh
president Hussein Mohammed Ershad too attended Wanglala festival in Dhaka, added Emre between selling typically designed Garo
handloom from the neighbouring country. Wangala is an ancient dance performed
in almost every village of the Garo Hills.
10. TIRUPPUR FLOOD - SELFLESS SERVICE BY SWAYAMSEVAKS: First week of November witnessed torrential rains battering the Tiruppur city, the national knitwear export centre and a district headquarter in Tamilnadu. Low-lying areas and dwellings got marooned as the
entered the town
causing flood. Nearly 15000 people were rendered homeless. RSS volunteers along
with other Hindu organizations immediately plunged into relief action. They
rescued the children, ladies and aged people from the flood and safely sheltered
them in the nearby schools. Toothpowder, milk, bread, tea, water packets etc.
were initially supplied to them. 600 rubber sheets, buckets, biscuits were also
supplied. Food packets for around 6000 persons were distributed by the RSS
volunteers. Prompt Selfless Service by the RSS volunteers was well appreciated
by the locals. Noyyal
11. PUSHKAR FAIR ATTRACTS MORE FOREIGN TOURISTS: The international cattle fair held annually in the month of November here in the tiny rugged city of
Pushkar - 13 km away from in Rajasthan- has been attracting more
tourists from across the globe this year, according to officials. The camel and
cattle fair remains the highlight of the week-long fair that began on November
3 where a large number of animals from rural Bharat come to be traded off.
"Compared to last year, more tourists from Europe, Ajmer Kenya, Korea,
Israel and several other
places are thronging the fair to witness the excellent display of colourful ,"
says G S Gangwal, Deputy Director in Rajashtan's department of Tourism.
According to official estimates out of the 3,50,000 visitors to the fair in
2010 over 5,800 were foreign tourists. Known primarily as the world's largest
camel fair, the number of horses has also increased considerably over the
years, say officials. "So far more than 17,535 cattle have come to the
fair, which includes large number of horses this year," says Gangwal. In
2010, a total of 16,000 animals participated in the fair. Moreover, while the
rugged terrain of the Sahara desert provides a befitting spot for annual cattle
fair, the pristine beauty of the valley surrounded by hills on the three sides
and sand dunes on the other lure in a large number of tourists. "The
picturesque beauty, rich cultural and traditional heritage, exciting activities
and the festivities during the fair that offers a glimpse of the rural
Rajasthan are all tempting and I would love to visit the place again,"
says a Spainiard who took to wearing a turban in the traditional Rajasthani
style while roaming around the fair. India
12. BHUPEN HAZARIKA NO MORE: BHARAT LOSES A RARE, FOLKSY VOICE: Legendary singer-composer Bhupen Hazarika, who had been in a Mumbai hospital ICU for the past four months, succumbed to multiple organ failure on Novemebr 5 afternoon. He was 85.
Most photographs show him wearing the traditional Nepali cap. But Hazarika was equally at ease donning other hats as balladeer, singer, composer, lyricist, filmmaker, politician and interlocutor. Known for his unique style of blending Assamese folk melody into his tunes, he managed to touch the listener’s heart so much that they were willing to take that leap of imagination and appreciate a song which evoked the flora and fauna of
even if the visuals were of Rajasthan, as was the case in Rudaali. Assam
13. PAK SCHOOLS TEACH INTOLERANCE OF HINDUISM: US REPORT: Text books in Pakistani schools foster prejudice and intolerance of Hindus and other religious minorities, while most teachers view non-Muslims as "enemies of Islam," according to a study by a U.S. government commission released W9th November.
"Teaching discrimination increases the likelihood that violent religious extremism in
will continue to grow,
weakening religious freedom, national and regional stability, and global
security," said Leonard Leo, the chairman of the U.S. Commission on
International Religious Freedom. Pakistan
The study reviewed more than 100 textbooks from grades 1-10 from
four provinces. Researchers in February this year visited 37 public schools,
interviewing 277 students and teachers, and 19 madrases, where they interviewed
226 students and teachers. Pakistan
14. DRDO DEVELOPING A FUTURISTIC E-BOMB: With electronic warfare and network-centric operations playing an increasingly significant role in today’s battlefield, the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) is developing a weapon that renders electronic gadgets useless and effectively neutralises the adversary’s command, control and communication capability.
Commonly referred to as ‘e-bomb’, the weapon produces a strong electromagnetic field generating powerful electricity surges that can play havoc with electronic circuits within a specified area.
“Though this is the biggest weapon of mass destruction next to a nuclear bomb, it has a limited collateral damage as it does not target humans and is designed to hit computer systems and networks,” Terminal Ballistics Research Laboratory (TBRL) director Dr Manjit Singh said.
15. SILVER JUBILEE CELEBRATION OF NUNNA LALHNAM IN MIZORAM: Nunna Lalhnam, the organisation of the followers of Mizo age old traditions, faith and culture, organised a three-day Nunna Kutpui (festival) from October 27 to 29 at Chhiathlang in Mizoram. The Silver Jubilee function which was attended by about 250 delegates including religious leaders Shri Rorelliana, Shri Lalchangliana, Shri H Chawpianglianga and Shri Girish Kuber of Kalyan Ashram.
Shri Rorelliana stressed the necessity of character building because this virtue attracts the society. Shri Lalchangliana said they are the followers of age old traditions and social customs. “We used to respect elders and we used to believe that the whole universe is the creation of God. But now due to the advent of Christianity we have started losing our traditions, faith, social customs and the identity,” he said.
Shri Sanjay Kanade, a worker of Kalyan Ashram, was also honoured by Shri Lalhnam Hmeichhe Pawl for his selfless services. A medical camp was also conducted in which nearly 250 patients were benefited.
16. KERALA PAVILION WINS AWARD AT
LONDON TRAVEL MART: The Kerala
pavilion, portraying a slice of the pristine beauty of God's Own Country,
bagged the best stall award at the prestigious World Travel Market 2011 in . Kerala Tourism,
which set up the huge pavilion, spread over 117 sq m on the theme 'Backwater
with Chinese fishing net', won the prize in the category of Best Stand Feature. London
17. KOLKATA GIRL EQUALS AMARTYA SEN'S MPHIL FEAT AT CAMBRIDGE: A 23-year-old Kolkatta girl has become only the third Bharatiya after Amartya Sen and Sir Partho Dasgupta to win one of Cambridge University's highest honours, continuing its legacy of academic brilliance in haloed global circles.
Mahima Khanna, a resident of Alipore in Kolkatta who works in Mumbai as a trade analyst and is often involved in Planning Commission assignments, has topped the 2010-11 MPhil class of economics at the university and will receive the prestigious Stevenson Prize. Nobel laureate Amartya Sen was the first Bharatiya to win the prestigious award in 1956. Dasgupta, who won it in 1967, is a
professor emeritus who was knighted by the queen for his contribution to
nutrition and developmental economics. Cambridge
18. BHARATIYA TOPS
POST-GRADUATE LAW COURSE: An
alumnus of National Law School of India University (NLSIU), Bangalore,
topped in 's postgraduate programme. Oxford University
Niranjan V, a Rhodes Scholar, had opted for Bachelor of Civil Law course. He beat 150 classmates to top in, what he said, is one of the most "demanding programmes in the world". He topped in three of the four courses, including Conflict of Law, Restitution, Personal Taxation and Law of Evidence.
The result was a pleasant surprise for Niranjan. He learnt about his result after he returned to Bharat .
19. FROM BRAIN DRAIN TO BRAIN CHAIN, TIME FOR BHARAT TO MOVE: With the growing expectations of the world from Bharatiya Technology Professionals , there is a need of creating a “Brain-Chain” of Bharatiya Talent; observed Vijay Bhatkar, eminent scientist best known as the architect of supercomputer PARAM.
Speaking at an event organized by GITPRO on 9th November (Global Indian Technology Professionals Association), Pune chapter Bhatkar said, “Indian economy was dominant till 16th, 17th century. But later due to aggressions and the disintegrated approach,
lost its position. The 18th and 19th century was dominated by Europeans, 20th
century by Americans, and the 21st century belongs to the Asians.” India
The event was held at Symbiosis Atur Centre in Model Colony, Pune and was well attended by many IT professionals and students.
20. ‘RAJA DHARMA WITH LESSONS ON RAJA NEETI’ BY RAMA JOIS RELEASED : ‘Raja Dharma With Lessons on Raja Neeti’, a book written by former Governor of Bihar and Rajya Sabha Member M Rama Jois was released in Banglore on Saturday, November 12, 2011. Chief Minister D V Sadananda Gowda and Art of Living Founder Sri Sri Ravishankar released the book at a program at the Art of Living Centre on
The book contains lessons on good governance.
Speaking about the book, Rama Jois said, “I thought of writing this book after reading the lectures that Dewan Madhav Rao delivered to the Maharaja of Baroda. The lectures contain jewels of wisdom on how a ruler must run his kingdom.
21. DRDO UNIT STARTS PRODUCING INFRARED SEEKER FOR NAG MISSILE: Joining the elite group of global companies, Bharat Dynamics Limited (BDL), a missile-manufacturing unit of the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), has started production of Imaging Infra Red (IIR) Seekers for the third generation ‘Nag’ anti-tank guided missiles.
The state-of-the-art IIR Seeker is used for guiding the missile and giving it “fire and forget capability”. The first lot of IIR Seekers was rolled out at BDL’s
unit. The IIR
Seekers for Nag missile have been designed for a range of four km while the
seekers of similar anti-tank missiles of Hyderabad USA
have a two-km range. Israel
22. RECORD NUMBER OF PILGRIMS VISIT VAISHNODEVI THIS YEAR: Over 87.62 lakh pilgrims visited the holy cave shrine of Vaishnodevi, nestled in Trikuta hills in Jammu and Kashmir, this year so far, surpassing all previous records. Shri Mata Vaishnodevi Shrine Board (SMVSB) officials said. Last year's turnout of pilgrims was 87,49,326, they said adding SMVSB was expecting nearly one crore pilgrims to the revered shrine this year.
23. PAK WILL SEND TERRORISTS INTO VALLEY IF AFSPA LIFTED - BHAGWAT: Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh’s Sarsanghchalak Mohan Bhagwat on 13th November warned Pakistan would start sending terrorists into the Valley if the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) was withdrawn from parts of Kashmir, a leading daily reports. “
Pakistan has not changed its policy on
terrorism,’’ he told a Hindu Convention organised by the RSS in Raipur
24. BHARAT TO COMMISSION ITS THIRD RESEARCH STATION IN ANTARCTICA: Nearly 28 years after it set up the first permanent research station in the South Polar region, Bharat is all set to commission and occupy a third such station in Antarctica by March next year. After the station named 'Bharti' becomes operational, Bharat will join the league of select nations that have multiple operation stations in the region. Director of the National Centre for Antarctic and Ocean Research (NCAOR) Rasik Ravindra said that the new station located almost 3,000 km away from the existing 'Maitri' station will undertake cutting-edge research on geological structures and tectonics at the centre from the next year.
25. TCS BIG BANG: RECORD $2.2-BN ORDER FROM UK: Bharat's largest technology company, Tata Consultancy Services, has bagged a $2.2-billion (Rs 11,037 crore) outsourcing contract — the biggest tech deal for an Bharatiya firm — from the UK-based pension provider, Friends Life. Under the deal, TCS and its
arm, Diligenta, will provide
technology infrastructure solutions to the clients of Friends Life. TCS said on
November 10 the 15-year deal also re-established Bharat's position as a
technology hotspot, offering state-of-the-art services. UK
still enjoys the cheaper-better-faster advantage compared to other emerging
outsourcing hubs, such as the Philippines. " said IT veteran Kiran Karnik.
26. SHRI VISHWA NIKETAN: Visitors: Indrasen Reddy-USA, Anil Bechu and family-Mauritius.Pravas: Sh.Ravikumar, sahsamyojak vishwa Vibhag will return to Bharat after finishing his tour to
and . New Zealand
FOOD FOR THOUGHT: The moment I have realised God sitting in the temple of every human body, the moment I stand in reverence before every human being and see God in him - that moment I am free from bondage, everything that binds vanishes, and I am free. – Swami Vivekananda
JAI SHREE RAM
Geographically closest to
shares the cultural heritage with . Yet, modern political
developments swayed these two countries decades away only to be moving again to
proximity and this is probably the best news for both the countries. India or
Brahmadesh, as this was mentioned in Indian literature, was never seen as a
foreign country and people from both countries traveled freely to enjoy
Emergence of the present President Thein Sein, who was elected in last year’s general elections, has raised hopes for many. He happens to be a Military officer like his predecessors but has already gained confidence of the opposition. President Thein Sein’s greatest achievement in altering the political paradigm lies in his opening dialogue with pro-Democracy activist Aung San Suu Kyi who had been under house arrest for more than a decade. The joint declaration that emerged out of three meetings between the government representatives and pro-democracy campaigners has brought in solace to everyone in the country. Aung San Suu Kyi and the government issued a joint statement mentioning that they are joining hands “to carry out tasks for the country's stability and peace and development to fulfil the wish of the people; to cooperate constructively for the development of the country's economic and social affair and for the development of democracy system; to avoid disputed views and carry out cooperative tasks on reciprocal basis; and to continue dialogue.” (12th Aug 2011)
For all the political observers in the country as well as abroad this was most cherished development though some of them have expressed reservations about the present policy for a long time. It was most heartening for many in Bharat to note that President Thein Sein decided to take his first journey abroad to the
of Buddha- as all Burmese devoutly
However some of the developments preceding his visit obviously depict
President’s mind. 6359 political prisoners, mostly Aung San Suu Kyi’s
followers, were set free a month ahead of President’s visit to Bharat.
Secondly, his statement regarding the cancellation of contracts for
construction of multiple dams on Errawady, that the Chinese were constructing,
couple of days before his sojourn to India , speaks volume. He said, “We
have a responsibility to solve the worries of the people so we will stop
construction of the Myitsone Dam during our current government.” India
Indian government appreciated these measures with announcement of credit line worth US$500 million to
Myanmar during the President’s visit to in
October 2011. Not to mention that there was much more give & take from both
sides sending a positive signal to everyone including India . Of
course, Indian side did not miss the opportunity to welcome the dialogue with
Aung San Suu Kyi. China
We cannot overlook the fact that
China stood firmly on Burmese side through all
the tumultuous decades of Myanmar
while there were and are still campaigners in India
supporting cause of democracy in Myanmar,
who want to pressurize
by imposing curbs. Western powers also want Myanmar India
to exert pressure on Myanmar
for bringing in swift change which has endured well and handled
with maturity. India
Myanmar expects enhanced support from India and India will have to reciprocate this to its own advantage in South East Asia as well as South Asia keeping in mind China’s growing clout in the region.
Buddhism of Myanmar which is essentially Theravada Buddhism connects people of
to India directly and
everyone reveres India as
the . Thousands of pilgrims from land of Buddha take
the Buddha pilgrimage every year. However this is a one-way traffic without any
tourist from Myanmar India to . Indian
tourist may be easily encouraged to reach out to the unexplored nature and the
beautiful Pagodas in Myanmar Myanmar
which will surely bring people of Myanmar
close to ,
they being the benefactors of the tourism. India
Government of Myanmar was influenced by the then Vice President of India late Shri B. S. Shekhavat for providing these stateless people citizenship and this has come as a great relief to the suffering masses. Young students from Indian community have already made a mark by getting admissions to professional courses like medical and engineering. Otherwise, the ‘stateless’ students could never get the admission to Universities in that country.
PIO community has all the liberty to practice their religion and most of them happen to be Hindus. Hinduism as a religion is well respected in
The immersion ceremony on Dusshera day on the banks of Errawady river in Myanmar is attended by
close to 30,000 people who walked & danced to the beat of drums all the
way. City of Mandalay Mandalay looked just like any other
on the occasion. Bengal
Sewa Sadan in Kyui Ta Kga, central Myanmar, is an educational institution with the support from Central Hindu Council of Myanmar, a government supported body, had done yeomen service to the Indian community with Hindi and Sanskrit language examinations annually and Ramayana classes in all the villages surrounding the town of Kyui Ta Kga. Most of the mother tongues still continue in every household yet the current student generation is drifting towards the Burmese language which worries the elders.
PIO community is economically moving upwards with every opportunity they can grab, socially and culturally respected, but lack in education as they were deprived of the university education. Many Indians have contributed to the development of that country through their toil and skills and their presence is experienced in trade and industry. Yet many more people are doing petty jobs and are involved in agriculture to make ends meet.
For Indian industrial and business houses,Shyam Parande is Coordinator for Sewa International and can be reached on – firstname.lastname@example.org
Myanmar can be an
opportunity and also a challenge provided they accept to reach out and
to face the silent Chinese overwhelming position. The moment for the apt foray
is right here. Myanmar