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Monday, October 23, 2017

सर्वोदय बाल विद्यालय प्रहलादपुर बांगर के दिव्यांग छात्र विनय ने पूरी दिल्ली में 100 मीटर दौड मे पाया प्रथम स्थान

सर्वोदय बाल विद्यालय प्रहलादपुर बांगर के प्रांगण में आज शिक्षाविद् दयानंद वत्स के सान्निध्य में प्रधानाचार्य श्री वी.के शर्मा ने नौवीं कक्षा के दिव्यांग छात्र विनय का जोरदार अभिनंदन किया। विनय ने हाल ही में नई दिल्ली नगर पालिका परिषद् द्वारा तालकटोरा स्योटेडियम में आयोजित प्रथम दिल्ली स्टेट स्कूल लेवल एथलेटिक्स मीट फॉर दिव्यांग में वन लैग लोकोमीटर डिस्एबलिटी विद 80./. की सौ मीटर दौड में पूरी दिल्ली में प्रथम स्थान प्राप्त किया। पुरस्कार स्वरुप विनय को एक हजार रुपये नकद, स्वर्ण पदक, प्रमाण पत्र और ट्राफी देकर सम्मानित किया गया। विनय की इस सफलता में उनके स्पेशल एजुकेशन टीचर श्री मनोज कुमार जायसवाल का विशेष योगदान रहा है। इस मौके पर स्कूल के पीइटी श्री रोहताश डबास भी उपस्थित थे। विनय को अपनी शुभकामनाएं देते हुए शिक्षाविद् दयानंद वत्स ने कहा कि एक पैर में अस्सी प्रतिशत दिव्यांगता के बावजूद विनय ने पूरे मनोयोग से प्रतियोगिता में प्रथम स्थान प्राप्त करके स्कूल और राज्य का नाम रोशन किया है। प्रधानाचार्य श्री वी. के शर्मा ने विनय की इस उपलब्धि पर हर्ष व्यक्त करते हुए उसे अपनी बधाई दी।

Javed Ali first Gujarati song Ankhon Ma Tu from the Movie Hu Tara ishq Maa Out Now

Romance is the key of every Love Story and romantic songs are always its most powerful USP. From old time single screen theatres to this multiplex culture, love songs are the single most distinguishable character of Indian movies. 

Come love to lose our self in romantic melody which is released recently by Blue Diamond Production House Gujarati Movie “Hu Tara Ishq Maa”, “Ankhon Ma Tu” sung by none other Bollywood heart throb singer Javed Ali and singer Pamela Jain the romantic number featuring debutant Suraj Kumar and actress Priya Soni. This is first time Javed Ali lend his voice in Gujarati Cinema.

It seems Gujarati filmmakers are slowly bringing back real romance to Gujarati soundtracks. “Ankhon Ma Tu” will surely trap you into an atmosphere where only love is in the air! This lovely music from Manoj Vimal and the magical voice of Javed Ali will make you feel love like never before.

The Chhath Puja - tuning our LIFE with NATURE

Chhath, also known as Dala Chhath is an important festival celebrated in Bihar and many other parts of India in which setting Sun (dawn) is worshiped . Although Bihar celebrates Chhath most elaborately it is also followed in some parts of West Bengal, Jharkhand, Orissa, Assam, Mauritius, mainly among the Bhojpuri and Maithali speaking people. Chhath is also important for Nepalese worshippers of god as well as in eastern Uttar Pradesh.The best place to witness Chhath would be around Northern Bihar where it is celebrated in great grandeur. The festival is observed and in Bihar since time immemorial with the constant faith that the Sun God fulfils wishes if 'araghya' is offered with complete dedication and devotion. Chhath is not just a physical attachment to the people of Bihar, it is also present in their hearts, and this is why the people bring wherever they have migrated. Nowadays it can be easily seen at the ghats of Yamuna in Delhi and other parts of India indicating its presence across the country.

It is a festival connected with purity, devotion to the Sun God who is considered as the source of life on this earth and is regarded as wish fulfiller.

The festival is with an aim to express thanks to Sun God for offering energy to earth continuously enabling the environment suitable for the people to live.

In the evening arghya people express their thanks to Sun God for its work in growing their crops during the preceding year and morning arghya is considered as a request for a bountiful crop, peace and prosperity in the year to come.

Devotees assemble at the ghats at rivers and ponds including Ganges and take a holy dip before preparing offerings (Prasad). The main constituent of the offerings are Thekua, which is a wheat based cake.

Offerings are preferably cooked on earthen Chulha (oven). Some traditions are exercised with little difference varying from region to region and across the families with basic similarity.

During the , offerings are contained in small, semicircular pans woven out of bamboo strips called soop.
Chhath is a Hindu festival but many muslim families also participates in this holy festival.

Chhath is also called ‘Suryasasthi’ as it observed after the six days of Diwali, the festival of light. Chhath takes place during 6th day (Shasthi) lunar fortnight of Kartik month. lasts for four days. There is also a "Chaiti Chhath" just after Holi during Chaitra Navratri in the month of Chaitra (March last to mid April).

First Day of Chhath Puja: Nahai Khai Nahai Khai (Bath & Eat)
The first day of the puja is known as Nahai Khai (Bath & Eat), the Vrati (devotees) take a bath preferably in sacred river Ganga and bring the holy water to cook offerings (Prasad) at home.

Second Day of Chhath Puja: Kharna
A whole day fast (without water) is observed by the vratis (devotees). The vratis end their fast in the evening after performing puja. Offerings (Prasad) are comprises of Rasiao-kheer (rice delicacy), puris (deep-fried puffs of wheat flour) or chapatti and bananas - are distributed among family, friends and visitors.

Third Day of Chhath Puja: Chhat Sandhya Argh (Chhat Dala Evening puja) Devotees observe fast without consuming water. The whole day is spent in preparing puja offerings. All the offerings are kept in tray made up of bamboo. Offerings comprises of Thekua, coconut, banana and other seasonal fruits.

The evening ritual is performed at the banks of river or pond or any clean water body. All the devotees, family, friends and visitors assemble their and the agrahya is offered to the setting Sun. ‘Kosi’ – One of the most charming events during Chhath Puja known as ‘Kosi’ is celebrated at the courtyard of the house after evening offerings. Lightened earthen lamps (diyas) are kept beneath the covering of five sugarcane sticks or 24 sticks (as per local tradition). The same event also takes place at the ghats in the early morning before morning offerings (arghyas).

Fourth Day of Chhath Puja: Chhath Suryodaya Argh (Chhath Dala Morning puja) This is the last and final event of the auspicious puja, the devotees again with their family, friends and relatives assemble on the bank of river or pond to offer arghyas (offerings) to the rising Sun. After performing arghyas devotees break their fast. Ginger and Sugar are used by devotees to break their fast (as per local tradition).

Know more about Chhath festival 

Happy Birthday- Urmila Porwal

Sunday, October 22, 2017

हिंदी और बंगाली सिनेमा के सुप्रसिद्ध फिल्म निर्माता, निर्देशक और अभिनेत्री रानी मुखर्जी के पिता राम मुखर्जी का आकस्मिक निधन फिल्मजगत की अपूरणीय क्षति: दयानंद वत्स

अखिल भारतीय स्वतंत्र पत्रकार एवं लेखक संघ एवं नेशनल मीडिया नेटवर्क के राष्ट्रीय अध्यक्ष दयानंद वत्स ने अभिनेत्री रानी मुखर्जी के पिता, हिंदी और बंगाली फिल्मों के मशहूर निर्माता, निर्देशक और स्क्रीन राईटर तथख मुंबई में फिल्ममालय स्टुडियो के संस्थापक श्री राम मुखर्जी के आकस्मिक निधन को हिंदी और बंगाली सिनेमा की अपूरणीय क्षति बताते हुए स्वर्गीय श्री राम मुखर्जी को उनके लाखों प्रशंसकों की ओर से अपने श्रद्धा सुमन अर्पित किए। 

श्री वत्स ने कहा कि 1964 में राम मुखर्जी ने अपने निर्देशन में दिलीपकुमार और.वैजंतीमाला को लेकर 'लीडर' फिल्म बनाई थी जो एक पॉलिटिकल ड्रामा थी। लीडर फिल्म का संगीत नौशाद साहब और गीत शकील बदायूंनी ने लिखे थे। मोहम्मद रफी की आवाज में गाया गीत "अपनी आजादी को हम हरगिज भुला सकते नहीं, सर कटा सकते हैं लेकिन सर.झुका सकते नहीं"आज भी लोगों की जुबान पर चढा है। 

इसी फिल्म का एक अन्य गीत "मुझे दुनिया वालो शराबी ना समझो" ओर "एक शहंशाह ने बनवाके हसीं ताजमहल सारी दुनिया को मुहब्बत की निशानी दी है"आज भी अमर हैं। "तेरे हुसन की क्या तारीफ करुं कुछ कहते हुए जी डरता है" और आशा भोंसले का गाया गीत "दैय्या रे दैय्या चढ गयो पापी बिच्छुआ" गीत आज भी उतना ही लोकप्रिय है जितना 1964में था। जॉय, देब मुखर्जी एवं तनुजा को लेकर राम मुखर्जी ने एक बार मुस्कुरा दो बनाई। अपनी सुपुत्री रानी मुखर्जी को लेकर उन्होंने राजा की आएगी बारात फिल्म बनाई। राम मुखर्जी को गीत और संगीत की अच्छी परख थी। श्री वत्स ने कहा कि राम मुखर्जी बहुआयामी प्रतिभा के धनी फिल्मकार थे। उनके निधन से फिल्मोद्योग ने अपना एक अनमोल रत्न खो दिया है।

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Giraffe Heroes India invites nominations from all over India

The Giraffe Heroes India Program

A Giraffe Hero is a person who sticks his or her neck out on sustainable basis, for public good, at huge personal risk. Giraffe Heroes India Program is an off-shoot of non-profit Giraffe Heroes Project which was started in USA in 1984, by Ann Medlock. The aim of starting this Project was to find out unknown heroes of the society, commend them as Giraffes for sticking their necks out & get their stories told on radio, television & in print. Giraffe stories would tell the people that there was headway being made on the problems of the world, that there were individuals who had solutions & the courage to move into action. The stories would move people`s souls & get them moving on public problems that mattered to them.


February 2, 2004 was a very special day for me. On this day, I received a letter from Ann Medlock, the Founder of Giraffe Heroes Project which said:

`I am happy to tell you that you were chosen by our most recent jury to receive the enclosed Giraffe Commendation, joining over 900 people who have been honored as Giraffe Heroes since the Giraffe Project began in 1982.’ The letter stated that this was for sticking my neck out to fight corruption in civil government.

It was unbelievable! I had received the Red & White Bravery Award in 2002, but this Giraffe Commendation came at a difficult time and was a HUGE morale-booster! It was a matter of great honour, pride & privilege to be ONE of the distinguished family of Giraffes. My years of trodding on the lonely path, which was very rough & uneven at times, had finally brought me to the doors of a family consisting of brave, caring & committed people.

I was still in the local government of New Delhi, fighting a long legal battle with my own organization. I had filed a case in the High Court in 1993, for a look into the unethical & unfair practices followed by my seniors which had resulted, to my mind, in a huge misuse of public funds. They were encouraging, pampering & protecting unethical colleagues, at the same time that they were harassing & hounding me in every possible way. I was making a stand for professional values & ethics. My good record was changed to damaging assessments of my work, making it impossible for me to advance in my career.

I finally won the legal battle, arguing the case myself against the organization in which I had worked since 1969. In May of 2004 I was appointed the Chief Engineer[civil]-HEAD of my Department.

Why have I given my personal example? It’s about something Ann mentioned in her letter. She said, “the aim is to tell others about you so that they will follow your example.” And that is the aim of this new organization, Giraffe Heroes India. This new non-governmental organization will tell the stories of India’s heroes, so that people all over the country can be inspired to stand tall on public problems they see.

Being appointed DIRECTOR of the Giraffe Heroes India Programme, is a matter of great honour & privilege for me. But having said that, it brings with it huge responsibilities. I’ll be rallying supporters for the cause, calling for nominations, organizing a jury, enlisting media to tell the stories.

But, I am happy to tell you that there have already been very enthusiastic & positive responses & I am confident that Giraffe Heroes India will start kicking soon like the operations in Sierra Leone, Egypt, Nepal & the UK.

I welcome your ideas and support.

With best wishes to all & for Giraffe Heroes India

Vijay K. Saluja

New Delhi-India

Appeal From the Director

Since 2004, we have tried to spread the word about this PROGRAM.But, the progress in the same has not been on planned lines due to number of reasons?

It is now decided to spur up our efforts. we need active assoiation & sustainable support of all persons from India.

As I ,live in Dwarka, I will be happy,if DWARAKAITES may send their suggestions/views, if any, on the matter, AT THE EARLIEST.


for more details about criteria for nomination/Nomination Form

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Vijay K. Saluja

Leadership for Global Harmony

-Commander VK Jaitly 

We live in a beautiful world. But this world has seen the ugliest of horrific scenes of cruel killings, carnage, loot, plunder and destruction during its known history of thousands of years. Such incidents in the ancient times and medieval periods could be attributed to the ignorance or lack of understanding amongst the leaders of those times. A bit deeper investigation may reveal that all those conflicts, battles or wars had been the result of one of the two elements: The Hatred and The Greed. One of these two or both have been the root cause of any dispute anywhere in the world at any time. And these two elements continue to disturb this world even today in the 21st century when we consider that mankind has progressed by leaps and bounds in many areas of science and technology. Even our higher educational levels, better social understanding and global awareness have not been able to put an end to such bloody local conflicts and fear of even a third world war.

Under such circumstances, I got an invite from an Association of Defence Advisors of African countries based at New Delhi to speak to them on a relevant topic that is current, general and even their spouses should also be able to enjoy and relate with it. So finally, I was requested to give a talk on “Leadership for Global Harmony” where the Ambassador of Senegal was to be the Chief Guest and total gathering was expected to be about 40 defence officers with spouses from 15 African countries. The topic continues to be current and so highly relevant while we keep reading news about Boko Haram, ISIS, Jaish-e-Mohammad or Kim Jong Un of North Korea.

I started my talk by paying my tributes to some of the Global Leaders who stood for Global Peace throughout their lives. The audience joined me in naming such stalwarts that included Nelson Mandela, Mahatama Gandhi, Martin Luther King, Julius Nyerere and a few others. The Leadership of Narendra Modi came in for great praise for the way he had taken initiatives to improve relationships with the immediate neighbouring countries and also had struck a very delicate balance in managing excellent relationship with Russia, China, Japan and US at the same time. Some of them don’t see eye to eye with each other. Modi’s call for “सबका साथ, सबका विकास“ meaning “Embrace All and Development for All” blunted his worst critics. His philosophy of “Opportunities for All and Appeasement for None” has endeared him to the masses from all castes, creeds and religions in India.

One thing common about all these great global leaders is that they were/are dreamers. And they followed their dreams with action. Such great leaders convert their dreams into strong desires and that gives them a direction and then they move in that direction with dedication, determination and discipline. It is also a fact that all such great leaders like Gandhi, Mandela etc. could not ensure world peace even during their lifetimes. Yes, they did fail. But they kept on trying. They kept on giving the message of world peace and global harmony and its importance for co-existence. According to them, “Winners are not the ones who never fail, but the Winners are those, who never quit.” And these great leaders never gave up. They were not quitters. 

Today, as leaders, be in the corporate world, politics, social service, military service or any civil service, let us dream of a World with Complete Harmony. Let us dream of a world that is best described by Guru Rabindra Nath Tagore in these lines: 

Where the mind is without fear and the head is held high
Where knowledge is free
Where the world has not been broken up into fragments
By narrow domestic walls
Where words come out from the depth of truth
Where tireless striving stretches its arms towards perfection
Where the clear stream of reason has not lost its way
Into the dreary desert sand of dead habit
Where the mind is led forward by thee
Into ever-widening thought and action
Into that heaven of freedom, my Father, let my country awake
Today, the humanity needs the Leadership at all levels and everywhere that believes  in respect and dignity for all irrespective of differences of caste, creed, colour, language and religion. We need a leadership that says ‘Yes’ to Collaboration and ‘No’ to Confrontation. We need a leadership that says ‘Yes’ to Co-operation and ‘No’ to Conflict. We need a leadership that says ‘Yes’ to Co-existence and ‘No’ to Chaos. 

It is high time that humanity realizes that all paths lead to the same almighty. It is important that the leadership of all religions re-interpret their scriptures and pronounce that “Respect for All and Hatred for None” is the new dictum for this century and that alone can ensure global peace and harmony. एकं सत, विप्रा बहुधा वदन्ति  (Truth is One, The learned call Him by different names). It may be a better idea to embrace Godliness and say Good Bye to multitude of religions. Religions lead to only rituals and lead you on a narrow rigid path claiming your own path to be the only correct one and denigrating the paths prescribed by other religions. While the path of Godliness transcends you to higher levels of spirituality. Godliness proclaims Oneness of the Human kind and in fact all creations of God. It in fact, invokes respect for everything on this earth including all the animals, birds, the forests and all the natural resources. So the concept of Godliness advocates the controlled use of all natural resources just for the basic needs of all on this earth and not for the greed of a few. 

The current and future global leadership will have to pay heed to what great Mahatma Gandhi once said, “The world has enough for everyone's need, but not enough for everyone's greed.” The strong and powerful nations shall have to respect the sovereignty of even smaller nations. The natural resources of smaller countries should not be exploited by the developed and powerful countries. Every country small or big has absolute control over its resources.

Let us say Good Bye to Greed and Hatred and pave the way for a Peaceful World and Global Harmony. The differences could still be there and they should be resolved by the leaders at all levels through Dialogue, Dialogue and Dialogue and there lies the solution to all problems sooner or later. Let us not be the prisoners of past anymore but the architect of the future, the new future, the glorious future. 

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