International Day for the Elderly – 1st October

October 11, 2009

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International Day for the Elderly is dedicated to honor, respect and care for the world’s elderly. The United Nations General Assembly designated October 1st as the International Day for the Elderly, also known as the “International Day for Older Persons”.

Elderly citizen have all there time available for the upliftment of the society apart from all group meeting, monthly dinners, ex-professions meet likes to spend most of their time focusing all there efforts time and energy on all productive services run and managed only by all our Elders.

Senior Citizen Clubs and groups formed in the locality running all across where all grand parents come together to walk their way of life in the parks or municipal gardens during morning and evening time. There are many active elderly citizen participating in curbing the nation for a better tomorrow based on their practical life experiences and thus leading several NGO’s, consultant groups, managing and coordinating all cooperative welfare programs working out day in and out endlessly thus guiding the society in all walks of life.

Alas! The celebration of birthday parties clubbed together at the month end is really a very emotional scene leaving wet eyes reflects their passion and compassion for each other.

Most of the Grand parents welcome the day in the park-side with the morning walk, exercise followed by discussion over the national and international issues thereafter spare all the time for daily routine’s working out on the respective developmental projects they have undertaken meeting all the necessary working, appointments, meetings thus spending all their time in all productive hyper active day managing a balance in their professional and personal life.

They are my true inspiration with all the bubbling energy, endless motivation, self driven, never say die attitude are the true pillars of growth. It is rightly said, one is as old as he thinks. I salute to all the elderly people of the society sparing all their time for improvement and development of the society.

Did you Know? According to the United Nations, “one of every 10 persons is now 60 years or older. By the year 2050, one of five will be 60 years or older; by 2150, it will be one of three persons”.

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International Day of Non Voilence – 2nd October

October 11, 2009

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“There are many causes that I am prepared to die for but no causes that I am prepared to kill for.”
Mahatma Gandhi
The Story of My Experiments with Truth, 1927

The International Day of Non-Violence is marked on 2 October, the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi,Mahatma is a sanskrit word for “Great Soul”, leader of the Indian independence movement and pioneer of the philosophy and strategy of non-violence.

On 15 June 2007 the United Nations General Assembly voted to establish 2 October as the International Day of Non-Violence.

The wide and diverse co-sponsorship of the UN resolution reflects
the universal respect that Mahatma Gandhi commands and the enduring
relevance of his humane philosophy. In his own words, “Non-violence is
the greatest force at the disposal of mankind. It is mightier than the
mightiest weapon of destruction devised by the ingenuity of man”. His
“novel mode of mass mobilization and non-violent action” brought down
colonialism, strengthened the roots of popular sovereignty, of civil,
political and economic rights, and greatly influenced many a freedom
struggle and inspired leaders like Badshah Khan, Nelson Mandela, Martin
Luther King Jr. and many others.

Time magazine named Gandhi the Man of the Year in 1930. Time Magazine named The Dalai Lama, Lech Walesa, Dr. Martin Luthur King Jr., Ceasar Chavez, Aung San Suu Kyi, Benigno Aquino, Jr., Desmond Tutu and Nelson Mandela as Children of Gandhi and his spiritual heirs to non-violence. The Government of India awards the annual Mahatma Gandhi Peace Prize to distinguished social workers, world leaders and citizens.

In 1996, the Government of India introduced the Mahatma Gandhi series of currency notes in rupees 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 500 and 1000 denomination. Today, all the currency notes in circulation in India contain a portrait of Mahatma Gandhi. In 1969, the United Kingdom issued a series of stamps commemorating the centenary of Mahatma Gandhi.

The wide and diverse sponsorship is a reflection of the universal respect for Mahatma Gandhi and of the enduring relevance of his philosophy. Quoting the late leader’s own words, he said: “Non-violence is the greatest force at the disposal of mankind. It is mightier than the mightiest weapon of destruction devised by the ingenuity of man”.


A Thousand Salutes to Motherhood

September 23, 2009

From my collection.Author unknown………….

A baby asked God, “They tell me you are sending me to earth tomorrow, but how am I going to live there being so small and helpless?”

“Your angel will be waiting for you and will take care of you.”

The child further inquired, “But tell me, here in heaven I don’t have to do anything but sing and smile to be happy.”

God said, “Your angel will sing for you and will also smile for you. And you will feel your angel’s love and be very happy.”

Again the child asked, “And how am I going to be able to understand when people talk to me if I don’t know the language?”

God said, “Your angel will tell you the most beautiful and sweet words you will ever hear, and with much patience and care, your angel will teach you how to speak.”

“And what am I going to do when I want to talk to you?”

God said, “Your angel will place your hands together and will teach you how to pray.”

“Who will protect me?”

God said, “Your angel will defend you even if it means risking it’s life.”

“But I will always be sad because I will not see you anymore.”

God said, “Your angel will always talk to you about Me and will teach you the way to come back to Me, even though I will always be next to you.”

At that moment there was much peace in Heaven, but voices from Earth could be heard and the child hurriedly asked, “God, if I am to leave now, please tell me my angel’s name.”

“You will simply call her, ”Mother”.

Author Unknown


The purpose of life is a life of purpose !!!

September 16, 2009

Heres an interesting story where one clearly understands that we can grow only in being collective, united and integrated in the real sense of word.

There was a farmer who grew superior quality, award-winning corn in his farm. Each year, he entered his corn in the state fair where it won honors. & Prizes.

One year a newspaper reporter interviewed him and learned something interesting about how he grew his corn. The reporter discovered that the farmer shared his seed corn with his neighbors.

“How can you afford to share your best seed corn with your neighbors when they are entering corn in competition with yours each year?” The reporter asked. “Why brother”

” The farmer replied, “Didn’t you know? The wind picks up pollen grains from the ripening corn and swirls it from field to field. If my neighbors grow inferior, sub-standard & poor quality corn, cross-pollination will steadily degrade the quality of my corn. If I have to grow good corn, I must help my neighbors to grow good corns.”

The farmer gave a superb insight into the connectedness of life. His corn cannot improve unless his neighbors’ corn also improves. So it is in the other dimensions and areas of life!

Those who choose to be in harmony must help their neighbors and colleagues to be at peace. Those who choose to live well must help others live well. The value of a life is measured by the lives it touches…

Success does not happen in isolation; it is most often a participatory and collective process. So share the good practices, ideas and new knowledge with your family, friends, team members and neighbors & all. As they say: “Success breeds Success.”


Why do we read Geeta, even if we can’t understand a Sanskrit word ?

September 11, 2009

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This is beautiful story –

An old Farmer lived on a farm in the mountains with his young grandson. Each morning Grandpa was up early sitting at the kitchen table reading his Bhagavat Geeta. His grandson wanted to be just like him and tried to imitate him in every way he could.

One day the grandson asked, ‘Grandpa! I try to read the Bhagawat Geeta just like you but I don’t understand it, and what I do understand I forget as soon as I close the book. What good does reading the Bhagawat Geeta do?’

The Grandfather quietly turned from putting coal in the stove and replied, ‘Take this coal basket down to the river and bring me back a basket of water.’

The boy did as he was told, but all the water leaked out before he got back to the house. The grandfather laughed and said, ‘You’ll have to move a little faster next time,’ and sent him back to the river with the basket to try again.

This time the boy ran faster, but again the basket was empty before he returned home. Out of breath, he told his grandfather that it was impossible to carry water in a basket, and he went to get a bucket instead. The old man said, ‘I don’t want a bucket of water; I want a basket of water. You’re just not trying hard enough,’ and he went out the door to watch the boy try again.

At this point, the boy knew it was impossible, but he wanted to show his grandfather that even if he ran as fast as he could, the water would leak out before he got back to the house.

The boy again dipped the basket into river and ran hard, but when he reached his grandfather the basket was again empty. Out of breath, he said, ‘See Grandpa, it’s useless!’

‘So you think it is useless?’ The old man said, ‘Look at the basket.’

The boy looked at the basket and for the first time realized that the basket was different. It had been transformed from a dirty old coal basket and was now clean, inside and out.

‘Son, that’s what happens when you read the Bhagavat Geeta. You might not understand or remember everything, but when you read it, you will be changed, inside and out. That is the work of Krishna in our lives.’


All for the love of Teachings

September 6, 2009

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Teachers should be the best minds in the country”.
-Dr.Radhakrishnan

In India 5th September is celebrated as Teachers’ day. 5th September is the birthday of a great teacher Dr. Sarvapalli Radhakrishnan. When Dr. Radhakrishnan became the president of India in 1962, some of his students and friends approached him and requested him to allow them to celebrate 5th September, his “birthday”. In reply, Dr, Radhakrishnan said, “instead of celebrating my birthday separately, it would be my proud privilege if September 5 is observed as Teachers’ day”. The request showed Dr.Radhakrishnan’s love for the teaching profession. From then onwards, the day has been observed as Teachers’ Day in India.

Teachers mold the lives that they influence. Lessons learned from teachers remain with their students throughout life. Teachers as Masters they are popularly known as in parts of the world. Masters / Teachers molding not only the careers but curving the society towards a better tomorrow.

Teachers acts as a milestone in shaping generations. The primary goal of Teaching Profession is to guide children, youth, and adults in the pursuit of knowledge and skills, to prepare them in ways of democracy, and to help them to become happy, useful, self supporting citizens. The ultimate strength of individuals lies in the social responsibility, economic
competence and moral strength of the individuals.

Talking of Indian ethics in context with role the of teachers in our evolution process. Ancient Indians knew that the power of learning starts right from the womb. Latest study also proves that a child starts picking up from the lifestyle, behavior patterns, aptitude and attitudes reactions and the surrounding environment among others when he is not even born in his mothers womb example of Abhimanyu son of Arjuna in epic Mahabaratta.

Socrates was an example of a good teacher. He considered himself a learner as well as a teacher. For Socrates, love and friendship were the proper contexts for the pursuit of wisdom and goodness. Socrates saw himself only as a catalyst. He felt it was not his teaching, but actually the power of the Divine which enabled the person he was talking with to improve himself.

There are various ways means and techniques available to get started first and foremost is being collective and united we shall stand for prosperity, peace and progress as it is quoted “charity begins at home” so taking things further we should invest some part of lives and divert all our positive energy zest and enthusiasm towards a better tomorrow and as being a responsible citizens of the society, understand the minor yet critical changes as and when required in subtlety to fight with the evils of negatives which keep attacking us all the time within. We need to conquer all negatives that we are facing today for a better tomorrow and dream of our progress both vertical and horizontal.

I am confident all our efforts will prove to be a milestone in creating better future generation.
Happy Teacher’s Day.


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