1. FESTIVALS: Bharatiya Festival in Saudi Arabia Educates about Kerala Culture: A festival to educate youngsters on the rich culture of Kerala was organised for almost 10,000 Bharatiya expatriate families near Jeddah in Saudi Arabia. The festival was marked by exceptionally attractive events like presentations of Kerala's traditional dances and other art forms by budding kids. "The festival was held to mark the conclusion of a series of programs organised by Malarvadi Baalasangam in 2014 to create awareness among expatriate kids on Kerala's unique culture, language, literature, political landscape and social values," said Sajid Ahmed, an official of Malarvadi, the organisation which hosted the event. Malarvadi helps in developing the leadership qualities of children, fostering moral values and promoting communal harmony. During the event, many kids prepared a booklet which was rich in content with comprehensive information on culture, literature, politics, traditional arts, sports and other specialties of Kerala. - goTop
2. ‘UNIVERSAL WELLBEING NEEDED TO SUSTAIN NATURE AND CULTURE’ MOHAN BHAGWAT: RSS Sarasanghachalak Dr. Mohan Bhagwat inaugurated the 5th International Conference of Elders of Worlds Ancient Cultures and Traditions at the Ganapathi Sachchidananda Ashrama in Mysuru on 1st February 2015. The conference is organized by International Centre for Cultural Studies
The theme of the conference is ‘Universal Wellbeing’ and is aimed at sustaining nature, culture and communities. Elders of nearly 40 countries and 73 different cultures from across the globe are participating in this conference. The call of the conference is ‘Children of the Mother Earth Unite’.
Earlier on the day, an attractive procession of the delegates from the world over in their ethnic attire was held in Mysore near the Royal Palace area. It was well received by the public of the city.
The inaugural function began on an auspicious note with the chanting of the Vedic mantra ‘Sangha Chadvam, Sangh Vadadvam….’ and lighting of the lamp by the elders of different cultures.
The welcome note was delivered by President of ICCS, Shri. Shekhar Patel. He appraised the gathering on the aim of the conference which was to discuss and deliberate on ‘Globalization, Technology and Leadership’ and its impact on the ancient cultures and traditions of the world.
Following the welcome note, Elders of various traditions including Elder from Lithuania, Eia Erkashi from Roba tradition, Gilbert Saenz from Choctaw Nation tradition, Elder from Krygyz culture, Budhri Tathi from the native tribe in Chhattisgarh, Kenya elder from the Khamba tradition George Ngatai, from Maori culture of New Zealand etc. led the gathering in prayers of their culture. They also explained the meanings of their prayers.
Delievering the keynote address, Dr. Mohan Bhagwat said, “The living of diversity together is not on the basis of contract but on the basis of acceptance. Modern concept of life suggests that we need to tolerate each other. But our ancient traditions with vast experience said that we need to accept each other not just tolerate. Oneness is the absolute truth and the permanent reality. Our traditions say we need to sustain everything, accept all nature and every other tradition.
He appealed “I exhort you all to apply your mind and translate the conclusions into deeds and seek ways to find universal well-being. I wish you all the best in your efforts in realizing this goal in this gathering of elders. I assure you of all the support of Sanathan Bharat in sustaining the ancient culture and traditions.”
Sri Ganapathi Sachchidananda Swamiji presided over the inaugural event. Shri Datta Vijayananda Swamiji also graced the dais.
Karnataka Dakshin Prant Sanghchalak M Venkatram, senior RSS pracharaks Mai Cha Jayadev, Chandrashekhar Bhandary, and other prominent social – religious enthusiasts were present on the occasion. - goTop
3. NARI SHAKTI AT GANATANTRA DIWAS PARADE: Bharat's women power was on full display at the 66th Republic Day parade in New Delhi with US President Barack Obama as the chief guest. For the first time, all-women contingents of the Army, Navy and Air Force marched on Rajpath, a rare spectacle that was in line with this year's theme, "Nari Shakti". Nearly 1.5 lakh people witnessed this grand ceremony showing the country's achievements in various fields. The women contingent of the Army was led by Captain Divya A. Divya had created history by becoming the first woman in Army to have won the coveted "Sword of Honour", awarded to the best cadet, in 2010 at the passing out parade ceremony at the Officers' Training Academy in Chennai.
The Naval tableau titled "Bhartiya NauSena aur Nari Shakti" was led by Lt Commander Swetha Kapoor and Lt Varthika Joshi. The IAF contingent was led by squadron leader Sneha Shekhawat. The T-90 Bhishma column, which had a woman officer, Captain Urvashi, commanding one of the tanks enthralled the crowd as well. The commemoration of the 50 years of the 1965 Indo-Pak war was led by Squadron Leader Garima Dixit. - goTop
4. A NEW BEGINNING: Obama’s visit resolves hurdles, things are moving again in India-US relationship
There was a time when policy paralysis at home was reflected in a logjam in India’s US ties. President Obama’s second India visit and evident bonhomie on display signal that the logjam is broken and a new beginning has been made. Given that India’s draconian civil liability legislation for nuclear power plants led to a great deal of heartburn in the US, the new synergy was best exemplified by the breakthrough in civil nuclear cooperation between the two countries.
India has proposed to set up an insurance pool of Rs 1,500 crore to cushion suppliers’ liability in the event of accidents. With the administrative framework in place, it’s now up to the private sector to push nuclear commerce. It’s another matter that nuclear power has grown prohibitively expensive and many have apprehensions about it following the Fukushima disaster. More significant in the real world may be the declared intention to enhance cooperation in renewable energy. Obama has extended US funding for solar energy research and deployment consistent with India’s solar target of generating 100 gigawatts by 2022.
This also ties in with both countries’ climate change mitigation goals. Following the US-China emissions deal, New Delhi and Washington have decided to work closely to achieve a climate agreement at the Paris meet later this year and reaffirmed their prior understanding on phasing down of hydrofluorocarbons. On the security front, the Modi-Obama joint statement strengthens the India-US counterterrorism partnership. Significantly, the two leaders highlighted the need to disrupt Pakistan-based entities like Lashkar-e-Taiba, Jaish-e-Mohammad, D Company and Haqqani network. India-US interests demand that joint efforts, including real-time intelligence sharing, are expedited to tackle transnational terror groups that target both countries individually and together.
Add to this the agreement to co-develop military hardware and the bilateral security initiative is looking at full-spectrum engagement. Diplomacy and defence coordination also adds heft to joint efforts to achieve strategic goals, especially in the Asia-Pacific region. In this regard, the release of a joint strategic vision that reiterates the importance of maritime security and freedom of navigation in the South China Sea is a message to Beijing. Caustic responses apart the Chinese, too, will be more inclined to do business with an India that is a global player and has a full-fledged relationship with America than an India that stands isolated.—Editorial, Times of India, January 27, 2014. - goTop
5. MAIDEN CANISTER LAUNCH OF AGNI-V ICBM SUCCESSFUL: With the maiden successful test launching of the canisterised version of Agni-V, indigenously developed by Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), Bharat has achieved another major milestone in its on-going defense preparedness signaling that this developing country is steadily but surely becoming a super power in the South East Asia region.
The sophisticated missile with a dummy payload blasted off from the confines of its canister, a hermetically-sealed airtight container mounted on a road-mobile Tatra truck launching platform positioned at the launching complex-four (LC-IV) of the Wheeler Island test range at about 8.09 am on January 31.
It was third test of Agni-V and first from a canister. While two basic versions of the missile were tested in hot launch configuration, this one was in cold launch configuration. Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated all the scientists and personnel of DRDO associated with the mission. Agni-V is the country’s first intercontinental range ballistic missile which is capable of hitting targets in all Asian countries and parts of Africa and Europe. - goTop
6. HINDU DHARMA FOCUSES MORE ON DUTIES: DR MOHAN BHAGWAT: “The definition of ‘Dharma’ is related to the duties of the individual, society and the rulers. It does not relate to any specific mode of worship or sectarian attitude. It encompasses the entire humanity besides all living and non-living beings,” said Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) Sarsanghchalak Dr Mohanrao Bhagwat while delivering the Late Bhausahab Bhuskute Memorial Lecture in Timrani, Madhya Pradesh on January 20. Late Bhuskute was the first “grihasthapracharak” of RSS who dedicated his life to spread the mission of RSS in the then ‘Madhya Prant’ including Odisha.
Bhagwat described late Bhausahab Bhuskute as a sterling example of transparent, honest and studious life. He was very studious and well versed in Hindu ethos. He dedicated his life to the service of the nation and adhered to the path of truth, knowledge, work and devotion.
Delivering the lecture the RSS chief said that in the Hindu tradition Dharma is normally understood as duties. For example, children have their duty towards parents, the rulers have their duty towards the subjects, and to study is the dharma of students, and so on.
While the world stopped at ‘greatest good of the greatest numbers’ Bharat went far ahead with “Sarve Bhavantu Sukhinah, Sarve santu Niramayah”. No confrontation but coordination and understanding. - goTop
7. CASH-RICH US
COMPANIES EYEING INDIA FOR INVESTMENT: JAITLEY--"Bharat's
Prime Minister was being described as a strong, decisive and a pro-reform
leader. The four important ordinances relating to land, insurance, coal and
mining have demonstrated India's determination towards
reforms," Finance Minister Aru Jaitley has written in an article.
"Government leaders, policy makers, heads of major
corporations were engaging with India. Our own industrialists were
attending the conferences with a renewed sense of confidence with their heads
held high," he said.
India had the second largest contingent after the United States at Davos. He said the conclave of Indian and American CEOs during President Obama's visit exhibited a strong confidence about India. "The desire of American businesses to invest in India was great. Their queries related essentially to the ease of doing business in India," he said. - goTop
8. BHARAT EMERGING GLOBAL POWER, NO LONGER A THIRD WORLD COUNTRY: ARUN KUMAR—Bharat is no longer a country of the Third World but fast emerging as a global power. The world is also looking at Bharat from this angle as no other country has the potential and capability to become a global power, observed Arun Kumar, Director, Jammu Kashmir Study Centre in New Delhi. Arun Kumar, a senior RSS functionary, was speaking after releasing special security numbers of Organiser and Panchjanya weekly magazines at a function held recently.
The special volumes of both the weeklies are dedicated to present security challenges and ways to address them. Kumar said the strategic location that Bharat finds itself is the main reason of its becoming a world super power. Calling for looking beyond the rhetoric of Maoism and Naxalism being exported by the neighboring countries, Arun Kumar said that that according to independent thinkers Bharat will play a major role in coming 40 years in the multi-polar world and maintain balance of power along with USA, Russia, European Union, China and Japan.
But for the only reason that we could not give a dream, a vision to fulfil that dream and a mission to accomplish to our society failing miserably to create a strategic society, he explained. - goTop
9. JAN DHANYOJANA IN GUINNESS BOOK OF WORLD RECORDS: Guinness Book of World Records has recognized the achievements made under Pradhan Mantri Jan DhanYojana (PMJDY) and has given certificate stating that the “Most bank accounts opened in one week as part of the Financial Inclusion Campaign is 18,096,130 and was achieved by the Department of Financial Services, Government of India from 23rd to 29th August, 2014.”Finance Minister Jaitely further said that out of the accounts opened, 60% are in rural areas and 40% are in urban areas. Share of female account holders is about 51%, the Minister added. Jaitely further said that Rupay cards have been issued to more than 10 crore beneficiaries who will get a benefit of personal accidental insurance of Rs. 1.00 lac under the Yojana. In addition there is a life insurance cover of Rs.30, 000 for eligible beneficiaries; Jaitley said that a deposit of Rs. 9,188 crore has been mobilized in the accounts opened under PMJDY. The government had kept an original target of 7.5 crore bank accounts to be opened till Republic Day, however, 11.50 crore accounts has already been opened till January 17. - goTop
10. BHARATIYA-AMERICAN TODDLER CAN RECOGNISE ALL NATIONS ON WORLD MAP: Vihaan Chamla, a three-year-old Bharatiya-American from New York can identify all 202 countries, some dependencies and territories on the world map in a jiffy. He impressed judges from Record Setter Organisation when he named all 196 countries, dependencies and territories within a time span of four minutes and 42 seconds. The judges honoured the child with a world record.
It all began after a vacation to India when one evening his mother Jayasree Appannapally bought a world map to show Vihaan some major countries in the world. She showed him eight major countries on the first day and was surprised to see that he remembered all eight countries the following day. Day by day, he grew curious about learning more countries. With his ability to learn, retain and swiftly recall, he mastered the entire world map in approximately two months. Vihaan is the only child of Jayasree, a clinical physical therapist, and Dr Raghu Ram Chamala.
11. IAF GETS FIRST TEJAS LIGHT COMBAT AIRCRAFT: After a 32-year wait, the first indigenously-built Tejas Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) was handed over by defence minister Manohar Parrikar to the Indian Air Force (IAF), a red letter day for Indian defence and aerospace sector. The handover signals the start of the process of induction of the fighters, a 4.5th generation aircraft, being built at home which has cost the exchequer nearly Rs.8,000 crore. Read more at: http://www.livemint.com/Politics/70c8VJgFrNihE0RRTYYvIM/IAF-gets-first-Tejas-light-combat-aircraft.html?utm_source=copy - goTop
12. IN UP, HINDU BOYS ENROL IN MADRASSA, MUSLIM BOYS IN RSS-RUN SCHOOL: Breaking stereotypes, 11 Hindu children have enrolled in a madrassa while as many as 140 Muslim boys have joined an RSS-run school. According to the principal of Madrassa Jameeatul Ansar, it is the parents' love for the Urdu language and literature which motivated them to put their children in the madrassa.
Meanwhile, about 140 children have been enrolled in Saraswati Vidya Mandir, a school run by RSS."As many as 140 Muslim boys have been enrolled in various classes of Saraswati Vidya Mandir Inter College," college Principal Jitendra Singh said. "The day starts for the students with suryanamaskar and singing of Vande Mataram besides vedic hymns," he said. Singh later said all the students take their lunch together. - goTop
13. MOTION ON KASHMIRI PANDITS TABLED IN UK PARLIAMENT: The first-ever motion to commemorate the displacement of Kashmiri Pandits from Jammu and Kashmir 25 years ago has been tabled in the British Parliament. The Early Day Motion (EDM) was tabled by the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) of British Hindus, led by lawmaker Bob Blackman and supported by four other MPs.
The EDM reads: "That this House commemorates with deep sadness the 25th anniversary of the attack in January 1990 by cross-border Islamic militants on the population of Jammu and Kashmir; expresses its condolences to the families and friends of all those who were killed, raped and injured in this massacre.
It also "condemns the desecration of the holiest sites in Jammu and Kashmir; further expresses its concern that the Kashmiris who fled to save life and limb have still not secured justice for the atrocities committed against them; deplores those sponsoring such cross-border terrorist attacks and demands they cease immediately.
"The international principle of the responsibility to protect obliges individual states and the international community to take effective measures to prevent the commission of genocide and crimes against humanity as seen against the Kashmiri Hindu community." EDMs are formal motions submitted for debate in the House of Commons. While very few are actually debated, they are a way for British MPs to draw attention to an event or cause. - goTop
14. GOOD RESPONSE TO SANSKRIT CLASSES AT INDIAN CONSULATE: The Bharatiya Consulate in Dubai recently witnessed something new on its premises.
The recently renovated auditorium in the mission saw a group of people — 25 of them — ranging from primary school children to senior citizens, sitting together in a corner arranged as a small classroom in the evening. The enthusiastic students from different walks of life were attending a 10-day course on conversational Sanskrit. At the end of the course, most students said they could pick up the language of the scholars of ancient India much faster than expected. “Nobody knew anything in Sanskrit when we joined,” Sumithra Nair, a student, told Khaleej Times. “But the teacher was so good that he made us learn the words by doing actions. Now after 10 days, I can understand Sanskrit and I can speak a little bit, though with grammatical mistakes,” said Nair, a Biotechnology scientist.
According to Subramanian, an accountant trained in teaching Sanskrit at Sanskrit Bharti, what he does is just another attempt to revive the almost dying language.
Dr Tiju Thomas, consul (Economic and Education), who also attended the classes, said learning Sanskrit is very important to know what was originally written about ancient India.
A physician-turned-diplomat, Dr. Thomas said the knowledge of Sanskrit was also important to popularise highly potent Indian medical stream Ayurveda. - goTop
15. BHARATIYA-AMERICAN APPOINTED TO MARYLAND CABINET: In a first for the community in the state, an Indian-American entrepreneur has been appointed as the Secretary of the Department of Human Resources in Maryland State Cabinet. Maryland Governor-elect Larry Hogan has announced to appoint Sam Malohtra as his pick to head the Department of Human Resources. Malhotra, founder and CEO of Subsystem Technologies, a defense and safety company, had previously served in Governor Robert L Ehrlich's Administration in a volunteer capacity on Maryland Commission for Asian and Pacific Islander Affairs. - goTop
16. 494 OLD COINS FOUND IN BUDDHA’S CITY: Counting of ancient silver coins recovered from Tilaurakot, the Shakya Capital city in Nepal where Siddhartha Gautam spent 29 years of his princely life before he became the Buddha, has completed on January 20.A team of archaeologists counted 494 ancient “punch mark” coins found in an earthen pot during the excavation.
“It took us three days to count all the silver coins since the work should be done very carefully in order to avoid any damages to the coins,” said Ram BahadurKunwar, an archaeologist with the Department of Archaeology (DoA). The coins believed to have been used during 800-200 BC are square and circular in shape.
The excavation team comprising consultants, experts and archaeologists from UNESCO, the DoA, Lumbini Development Trust and Durham University in the UK, who are part of the excavation project being carried out since January 8, recovered the coins.
“This major discovery is likely to help archaeologists determine the history of Tilaurakot, the ancient city that attracts global interest,” said Kosh Prasad Acharya, an archaeologist and consultant for Unesco. “We will be able to share more details after conducting further research on the coins.”
Tilaurakot had caught the attention of archaeologists after a recent geological survey conducted here substantiated that there might be the remains of an ancient city underneath, prompting the archaeologists to start excavation from four sites. - goTop
17. NATIONAL BRAVERY AWARDS BESTOWED: Highlighting some of the most intricate issues with the country, the National Bravery Awards bestowed honours upon those who not only fought their way out of a problem but also helped bring to light the loopholes in the country when it comes to the basic safety of people.
The coveted Bharat Award was given to 16-year-old Reshma Fatma from Uttar Pradesh who was thrown acid at after she refused a marriage proposal. She survived the attack and stands much stronger today. Subsequently, 13-year-old Aswini Bandu Ughade from Maharashtra’s Akola fought a leopard to save the life of her sister after the animal attacked her when they went out to answer the nature’s call.
“On February 1 last year, I was on my way to a coaching class when my maternal uncle, 22 years older than me, accosted me with a marriage proposal. When I refused, he started pouring acid on my head. What if the acid was not so easily made available to him,” said Fatma.
Aswini on the other hand had to literally go through a daredevil stunt just to go to the toilet in peace. “As usual I had to go out to defecate in the nearby forest accompanying my younger sister when a leopard suddenly attacked my sister. I hit the leopard’s head with mangoes and pulled her out of the animal’s jaws following which it fled,” said Aswini.
Apart from Aswini and Reshma, 18 other children from various parts of the country were given awards. They all will be participating in the Republic Day Parade. However, four have been given the award posthumously. - goTop
18. BHARAT’S GROWTH RATE TO GO PAST CHINA’S IN 2016: IMF: The International Monetary Fund has projected Bharat to overtake China in terms of the annual economic growth rate during 2016; clearly taking note of the Narendra Modi Government’s planned push on the reforms front. In an update of its World Economic Outlook projections, the IMF said on January 20 that Bharat is expected to grow at 6.3 per cent this year and 6.5 per cent next year – up from 5.8 per cent in 2014.In contrast, China is projected to grow at 6.8 per cent this year, but drop to 6.3 per cent next year. China has been experiencing a steady slowdown of growth over the last couple of years, dropping from 7.8 per cent in 2013 and 7.4 per cent in 2014. - goTop
19. PIO BOY, 13, BUILDS LEGOS BRAILLE PRINTER: In Silicon Valley, it’s never too early to become an entrepreneur. Just ask 13-year-old Shubham Banerjee. The California eighth-grader has launched a company to develop low-cost machines to print Braille, the tactile writing system for the visually impaired. Tech giant Intel Corp. recently invested in his startup, Braigo Labs. Shubham built a Braille printer with a Lego robotics kit as a school science fair project last year after he asked his parents a simple question: How do blind people read? Shubham wants to develop a desktop Braille printer that costs around $350 and weighs just a few kg, compared with current models that can weigh more than nine kg. - goTop
20. BHARAT WORLD'S SECOND MOST TRUSTED NATION: Trust in institutions in Bharat has improved sharply in 2015 with the country moving up three notches to the second place among 27 nations. While the number of "truster" countries are at an all-time low of six in 2015 including UAE, Bharat, China and Netherlands, the number of "distruster" countries has grown significantly to 13 including Japan, Russia, Hong Kong, South Africa and Italy.
Brazil, Malaysia, France and the US are among the 8 "neutral" nations as per the trust index, a study by public relations firm Edelman has said. Bharat which last year saw BJP-led NDA government storming to power at the Centre stands tall. The study has put Bharatiya Prime Minister Narendra Modi's image on the first page. - goTop
21. BHARATIYA CEOS 2ND MOST OPTIMISTIC IN WORLD: PWC: Bharatiya CEOs are the second most optimistic in the world when it comes to their companies’ growth prospects in the next 12 months and are planning aggressive hiring during the same period. Their bullish outlook contrasts with decline in overall optimism among business chiefs globally, according to the annual CEO survey of global consultancy PwC, released in Davos at the WEF Annual Meeting 2015.“In India, hopes are running high, with reform-minded Prime Minister Narendra Modi now in power,” the report said. At 62%, the number of Indian CEOs who are very confident about their company’s growth in the next one year is up 13% from last year and is 23% higher than this year’s global average (39%), the survey found. - goTop
22. TWO BHARATIYA PHILANTHROPISTS FELICITATED IN UAE: Two prominent UAE-based Bharatiya philanthropists in the UAE, have been felicitated for their work for promoting the rights of the expatriate community. The felicitation ceremony of Bharat Bhai JayantiLal Shah and T P Ashraf was attended by dignitories, including Bharat's Ambassador to the UAE T P Seetharam. Seetharam, praised the services of the award winners to the community. Consul General of India in Dubai, Anurag Bhushan, said the two have dedicated themselves to the cause of expatriate Bharatiyas and truly deserved the honour. Shah is the founder of the Overseas Indians Economic Forum and the Gujarati Samaj. Other award winner Ashraf, has been honoured by several organisations for his service to humanity. - goTop
23. GAYATRI, GANGAJAL FORM PART OF MARTIN LUTHER KING INTERFAITH SERVICE: Interfaith Community Memorial Service for civil rights icon Dr.Martin Luther King Jr., in Reno (Nevada, USA) on January 18 included Sanskrit mantras and sprinkling of drops of water from river Ganga of India, sacred to Hindus. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed delivered the invocation from ancient Hindu scriptures – Rig-Veda, Upanishads, Bhagavad-Gita – reading in Sanskrit and then translating into English. He sprinkled few drops of Gangajal before starting his prayer in the Service held at Unitarian-Universalist Fellowship of Northern Nevada (UUFNN). - goTop
24. 11 INDIAN-ORIGIN TEENS IN INTEL TALENT SEARCH FINALS: Eleven of the 40 high school seniors named as finalists in one of America's oldest and most prestigious pre-college science and math competition are of Bharatiya-origin. The 40 finalists have received an all-expenses-paid trip to Washington from March 5 - 11, where they will compete for over USD 1 million in awards provided by Intel Foundation. Eswar Anandapadmanaban (NJ ), Anvita Gupta (Arizona), Shashwat Kishore (Pennsylvania), Dhaivat Nitin Pandya (Wisconsin), Reesab Pathak (Washington), Anika Raghuvanshi (Oregaon). Five of the Bharatiya American students are from California – Somya Khare, Saranesh Prembabu, Kriti Lall, Tanay Tandon and Rohith Kuditipudi."The 40 finalists of the Intel Science Talent Search are some of the best and brightest young scientists in the nation," said Maya Ajmera, president and CEO of Society for Science & the Public and publisher of Science News. - goTop
25. SEMINAR ON INFILTRATION & COW TRAFFICKING AT BENGALURU: International Intellectual Forum of Hindus (A worldwide organization for the Justice of Hindus) organized a seminar on Bharatiya culture and its importance for the survival of human civilization, Cow trafficking & infiltration from Bangladesh and its socio-economic & Demographic impact on Bahrat, on 18th Jan 2015 at Bengaluru. The goal of the organizer was to connect all nationalist Hindu of Bangalore and to create awareness among the people regarding the threat on socio-economical & Demographical unbalancing due to infiltration and cow trafficking in eastern part India.
Swami MadhusudhanandaPuri said that Hindus Dharma is the most tolerant dharma in the world, which has prospered even after many oppressions and intimidations. N.Thippeswamy said that the cow which is esteemed and equated to our mother is today at the mercy of ignorant farmers and power-hungry politicians who have turned a blind eye to the mass murder of our holy cows. Truckloads of cows are transported each day across our borders into Bangladesh to be sold to the slaughter houses. The rural population is slowly moving into urban boundaries and live as urban poor. Professor Tathagatha Roy
elaborated the current socio-political situation prevalent in West Bengal which is an active hub for infiltration and illegal cow trafficking. - goTop
26. SHRI VISHWA NIKETAN:`Pravas: Shri Saumitra Gokhale, samyojak Vishwa Vibhag will be touring Malaysia and Singapore. Dr. Ram Vaidya, sah samyojak will tour Nigeria and Ghana. Visitors: Sukh Deo, New Zealand.
FOOD FOR THOUGHT: All bad qualities centre round the ego. When the ego is gone, Realisation results by itself. There are neither good nor bad qualities in the Self. The Self is free from all qualities. Qualities pertain to the mind only. - Ramana Maharshi - goTop
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