VIRUS CAUSING HIV & AIDS


VIRUS CAUSING HIV/AIDS INFECTIONS

Varieties of infections and viruses

THERE WERE NO VIRUS WHEN HUMANS LOVED NATURE & RESPECTED IT


Viruses and infections happen in the form of tiny germ/bacteria. These viruses are made up of genetic material inside a protein coating. These viruses become a likely cause of infectious diseases. These are in the form of flue, common colds, skin diseases, warts etc. Also, viruses cause severe diseases such as Coronavirus pandemic with variants changing (Presently Omicron). The virus could also cause HIV, AIDS, Ebola etc. In case of AIDS, if HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) is not cured within shortest period of time, it could lead to AIDS. 

ATTACK OF VIRUS ON THE NORMAL CELLS OF OUR BODY


The viruses attack the normal cells of living beings and while in inside the body of the carrier produce other viruses and even multiply these viruses thus making the carrier sick. These viruses attack certain organs of our body such as lungs and respiratory system, liver, kidney etc. After entering our body, these viruses attack our immune system. If our immune system is robust, these viruses cannot have much effect on our system. Proper treatment and some protective norms of behavior  could ameliorate the health condition of the person concerned. This protective system could be in the form of vaccines (in fact different for different vaccines).

PRESENTLY PEOPLE HAVE TO BE TESTED BY FIRE FOR KEEPING AWAY FROM VIRUSES

This time, my write up is basically on HIV & AIDS.

ORIGIN OF AIDS (ACUIRED IMMUNODEFICIENCY SYNTROME)
Information has been gleaned that HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus also known as Simian Immunodeficiency Virus SIV) was transferred from chimps to humans in 1920 from Democratic Republic of Congo. Factually, HIV virus leads to AIDS (Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome), This virulent infection is one of the most dangerous epidemics globally. This virus was detected in USA in 1981 and came to understand that it was caused due to HIV. We all are aware that HIV infection targets the immune system thus weakening the defence against myriad of infections and other dangerous diseases such as cancer, heart related ailments etc.

CELEBARTION OF WORLD AIDS DAY

RAY OF LIGHT CAN BECOME RAY OF HOPE FOR CURE FROM VIRUSES IF POSITIVE ATTITUDE IS ADOPTED BY HUMANS


Every year, on 1st December World AIDS day is commemorated around the world. We all are aware about the spread of AIDS and it spreads because of unawareness about the cause and effect like unsafe sex etc. of this hazardous infection. Wherein people around the world become about some of the pointers mentioned below:-


(a) AIDS impacts globally on the health and wellness of the people. 

(b)This virus has claimed millions of lives and continue to do so unabated.

(c) As per the empirical data given by World Health Organization, there were estimated 37.3 million infected people of which two thirds were in African regions only (as given in 2020 WHO data).

(c) The HIV/AIDS infections are increasing since much of the emphasis is being given to Coronavirus pandemic infection thus slowing public health.

(d) General masses should know that certain cancers, influenza, lung disease, persisting fever, cereberovascular diseases etc could manifest and complicate their effects thus becoming a cause of death due to AIDS virus.

(e) HIV could be transmitted by exchange of body fluids in the form of blood, breast milk semen and vaginal secretions. from infected persons.


(f) AIDS does not infect with day-to-day contact such as handshakes, hugging or through sharing food and water for consumption etc.

CAUSES OF HIV/AIDS VIRUSES

KEEP THE SURROUNDINGS NEAT & CLEAN IF WE WANT TO KEEP AWAY FROM UNNATURAL NORMS OF BEHAVIOUR


Through breathing or inhalation. When a person with viral infection sneezes or coughs, we can breathe in droplets of that virus. 

Through Injection of food and drinks: Secondly, these viruses could enter our system while we are taking food and drinks which are infected with viruses.

VIRUS COULD BE ELIMINATE WHEN WE RESPECT NATURE AND ADOPT ETHICAL AND MORAL LIFE


Through Injection of injection of infected fluids. The viruses could enter our body through insects and also by animals.


Through infected needles. The viruses could enter our body by infected needles and injections. 

Through transfusion of infected blood. The transfusion of infected blood to the healthy body these viruses could enter our system.

WHEN WE PICK UP HIV OR AIDS

CIVILIZED AND NORMAL LIVING WILL PROTECT US FROM VIRUSES AND INFECTIONS


In essence, we become infected HIV/AIDS carriers when we have vaginal, anal or oral sex with an infected person whose blood, semen or vaginal secretions enter our body after intercourse. This virus could enter our body through mouth sores which develop in the vagina or rectum during our intercourse. The virus can enter our body through mouth sores or small tears that sometimes develop in the rectum or vagina during sexual activity. This infection could also happen when we have infection ridden needles, injections or also due to blood transfusion.


SOME MISCONCEPTIONS ABOUT AIDS


There are some misinformation and dogmas prevailing in the society on HIV and AIDS which makes the lives of the infected people difficult in the society. Need is to spread the message or awareness drive so that people take precautionary measures so as to avoid acquiring the virus. Need is also to remove the half-truths about HIV/AIDS since this infection is even more dangerous than Coronavirus pandemic if care and caution is not exercised. Here the dictum, ‘Prevention is better than cure’ since there are almost no credible cure for HIV/AIDS. People should also know that HIV infection happens due to unprotected sex with the infected person, sharing infected syringes and other injectable equipment and infected blood transfusion without proper check.

AWARENESS ABOUT AIDS/HIV

WE WE RESPECT ALL THE LIVING BEINGS THEN WE CAN PROTECT OURSELVES FROM VIRUSES AND INFETIONS


It is a travesty of fact that there are some misinformation with regard to AIDS which if not highlighted could make the lives of more than seven million around the world difficult because of this half truths. These misconceptions are enumerated as under:-


(a) HIV virus is not transmitted through social kissing with somebody having HIV infection. In other words it is not transmitted through the medium of saliva.

(b) HIV infection is not spread through casual contact like sharing utensils, drinking glasses, toilets seats or holding hands. It is also not spread through tears, saliva, kissing or sweat etc.

(c) With proper and regular treatment the people with HIV infection could live their normal lives with antiretroviral therapy (ART).

(d) People have the notion that that people having AIDS could be identified mrely by looking at the infected persons. People with fever, malaria and other types of infections could also signs of weakness on their facial complexion.

(e) People who lead their lives taking into account ethical and moral as their standpoint should not worry about AIDS infection as this virus is transmitted through fluid transmission from infected persons.

(f) The misconception that a HIV infected woman cannot have children without transferring the infection to her baby is also been negated if she begins ART treatment. Intake of HIV medicines under the care of expert medical treatment during her pregnancy period and thereafter for sometime could prevent transferring the infection to the baby.

(g) There is a basic misconception that HIV always leads to AIDS but empirically it is not so. If HIV is detected at an early stage, it could prevent it to graduating to AIDS.

(h) If preventive risk, care and caution are taken, HIV could meaningfully be treated and prevented from turning to AIDS and the person concerned could live a normal life.

(i) The myth that those who are having test negative could have unprotected sex. This misconception is false since it has been seen that they could have HIV infection after three months of their unsafe sex.

(j) The misconception that both the HIV partners could have unhindered sex is also misplaced since anyone could transfer some other strain to the other person and thus worsen the health condition.

(k) The virus is not transferred in air or water or trough casual contact with the infected person.

AIDS IS INCURABLE

CLEANER AND GREENER ENVIRONS PROVIDES SUITABLE ANSWERS FOR OUR AILMENTS


When preventive measures are undertaken including care and caution besides medical attention, the HIV leading to AIDS could be prevented. It is also a fact that till present times, there is no credible medicine or virus which can ensure complete cure for AIDS yet persons with this infection could lead normal lives with some ailments here and there.


It is a fact that antiviral drugs available presently aim at slowing viral replication by giving the immune system to work to eliminate the infection.


In general, it’s very hard to cure viruses without help from the host’s immune system. There are not a lot of antiviral and anti-bacterial drugs available presently, and what there are don’t work very well; most of them aim at slowing viral replication, to give the immune system a better chance at eliminating the infection.

APPROPRIATE LIVING GIVES INCENTIVE FOR HEALTHY LIVING


It is also a fact that some viruses mutate at a fast rate. These could escape the drug through mutation. That is anti-viral against HIV & AIDS, the immune system may find it difficult to eliminate the HIV virus. Only the person’s immune system could produce response to cure the diseased person.


PREVENTION IS THE ONLY CREDIBLE CURE FOR AIDS INFECTION


While there is almost no credible medicine or vaccine available in the market for a total cure for HIV or AIDS, the only cure is through adoption of preventive measure. This could be adoption of safe sex, testing and counselling for HIV and then provision of medicine available such s use of antiretroviral drugs and finall elimination of mother to child transmission of infection.

HAPPY REPUBLIC DAY : 26TH JANUARY 2022


HAPPY (73RD) REOUBLIC DAY

HAPPY REPUBLIC DAY


We shall be celebrating our 73rd Republic Day
In the best spirit we consider appropriate on this occasion
With utmost enthusiasm and with huge enthusiasm.

Whilst India got its independence
From the foreign rule and bondage
On 15th August 1947 with efforts so incessant
The sovereignty of ours is not easily attained
Since for our self-government
Countless nationalists  made their supreme sacrifices for its freedom
Besides some suffered hugely in the dark dungeons.

When India got right of self-government
We were not having our own Constitution
A drafting committee was constituted with consensus
Which gave its first draft report on 4th November 1947
Consisting men of impeccable integrity and ability
The National Assembly put their indelible stamp
On the Constitution so meticulously prepared
On 24th January, 1950
Which came into being with effect from 26 January 1950.

Merging with the spirit of the anniversary
Of Purna Swaraj Day
Which was observed on 26th January 1930
And  is considered as a historic day
Representing the true spirit of independence
Conferring power to the people to elect
Their own representatives of choice
And many more rights with duties are conferred on its citizenry
Including right to freely express their opinion
Freedom to follow the faith of their choice
Further important of all

This way, we the people indirectly govern the country.

Dr. Rajendra Prasad took oath
As the first President of free India/Bharat
Unfurled the National Flag at Irwin Stadium.

Military might of the land is showcased at Rajpath
Here our Military; Air Force & Para-military forces also participate
In their smartly dressed in the parade.

Gallantry awards are conferred on the bravest of braves
For their exemplary acts of valor
For defending their mother-land
Some fortunate get the same on their own
While others get these posthumous
For their Supreme Sacrifices
From the President of India
Their Supreme Commander.

The cultural diversity of different regions
Are also showcased by different states
And Union territories
These are the other attractions
A rainbow of diversity indeed!

The other States of the Union too are not left behind
All celebrate this day in their own unique way
Indeed this is the real beauty of the Republic Day.


MY WISHLIST FOR THE NEXT REPUBLIC

HAPPY 73RD REPUBLIC DAY


RESPECTING THE SPIRIT OF CONSTITUION


The Constitution of India (Bharatiya Samvidhan), I should say contains fundamental political code, structure, procedures, powers of Central and State Governments, duties of Government institutions and also contains the rights and duties of the citizens. In other words, our Constitution contains all the information which helps how best to provide good governance based on Constitutional values and procedures.

The Directive Principles of State Policy are grouped into four categories viz:

As our Constitution was created by the Constituent Assembly therefore it gives credence to Constituent Supremacy. The Constitution was adopted by its people with a declaration in its Preamble. It was adopted by Constituent Assembly of India on 26th November 1949 and was made effective with effect from 26th January 1950.

Every Indian should respect Constitution without any reservation. Not understanding the spirit of constitution and interpret the various provisions given in the construction as per their convenience, will not serve any purpose. We have got our independence after giving a lot of sacrifices. Therefore, we have to protect its unity and sovereignty. For this, we have to keep a close watch on internal and external forces which are inimical to the growth and development of India.

HAPPY REPUBLIC DAY

VACCINATION FOR PREVENTION OF COVID 19 PANDEMIC

Covid 19 pandemic has affected every household not merely in India but globally too. There are people who have lost their jobs due to business losses. The vaccination and Covid prevntive norms of behaviour are the only ones to remain safe from this infection. The vaccination drive which started with effect from 16 Jan 2021 is largest in scale and reach. More than 70% of adults have been vaccinated till date and 100% vaccination could be possible by April 2022 though in India more than one billion Covid jabs have already been administered.

The first bout of infection was not as dangerous as the second one, which resulted in more deaths and destruction besides jobs and business losses.But third one whiich has already started, seemingly, is not as dangerous as anticipated. This is partly due to preventive measures being followed by the general public and also success of vaccination drive.The new variant Omicron, which spreads very fast has to be tackled partly adopting Covid pandemic norms and partly by vaccination/

Presently, Omicron infection is spreading fast round the globe. If we want to protect ourselves from this infection, the best remedy is adoption of preventive measures along with vaccination. Though vaccination drive for senior citizens and children with age group of 15 to 18 has already started yet still covid protocol and preventive measures need to be followed for saving from this infection.

We all are aware how Covid-19 pandemic has adversely imbalanced not only their lives but also their economic condition due to lockdown situation. For our peoplw to be healthy, it is important that the health and wellness of all countrymen is ensured. This could be done by having a jab of Covid-19 jab when our turn comes.  It is a fact that Indian Vaccine has proven its efficacy and has not produced much adverse symptoms on those who had their jabs. There should not be any hesitation or politics in taking vaccine’s jabs since it has shown its efficacy without perceptible adverse symptoms.

India has also earned goodwill internationally by sending the Covid-19 Vaccine to other countries. Besides, ninety-two countries have approached India for Covid-19 vaccine which proves our credentials for Covid-19 vaccine hub.  We should feel proud of our scientists who made it possible and earned a name and fame for India internationally.

HAPPY REPUBLIC DAY


DEFENCE PREPAREDNESS

It is well said, ‘If you want peace, prepare for war’. It means peace with strength. A society which is strong in every sphere of activity, is not attached by any adversary. The present scenario on border especially LAC and LOC calls for defence preparedness. For this to be possible, we have to continue the ongoing task of constructing roads, tunnels etc. so that the border posts could be made accessible for our defence forces personnel without wastage of time as and when required. Secondly, presently, we are proud to produce defence related weapons and equipment on our own and subsequently would be able to export the same for earning much needed foreign exchange.

HAPPY REPUBLIC DAY


AGRICULTURE SECTOR

We are aware that more than 65% of our people live in the rural areas. They follow agriculture as their main profession. Therefore, it is essential that we should provide more essential inputs such as better seeds, fertilizers, machines for tilling land and harvesting etc. Then there is also the necessity of enhancing connectivity with the markets so that the farm produce could be sold without much difficulty. As we all are aware, India is the largest producer of milk, pulses and jute therefore more incentives should be given to the farmers who produce these crops. India also is the second largest producer of rice, wheat, vegetable, sugarcane, groundnut, fruits etc. We also are leading producers of spices, fishery products, poultry, livestock and plantation crops. Besides the cash crops too are given needful attention since these crops could attract direct sale in the markets nationally and internationally. The cash crops are tea, coffee, cocoa, spices, sugarcane, cotton, groundnuts. Here too
Government should incentivize the farmers to produce more of these produce.  If we are self-sufficient in farm produce then we can earn foreign exchange for our country.

A CORRUPTION FREE SOCIETY

A society which is corruption free, attains unhindered growth and development because the funds allocated for different heads are used judiciously without any leakage at any stage of execution of planned mission achievement. For this, there should be zero tolerance of corruption and those who are indulging in corrupt practices are dealt with strictly as per the laws of land.

HAPPY REPUBLIC DAY


EMPOWERMENTION  OF WOMEN

It is my fond hope that when women get their due  respect as mother, sister, daughter, wife or friend, we cannot call ourselves as civilized society. The women should be empowered suitably. For this, they should get proper education, training, etc. so that they are financially independent and not be dependent on anybody. They should also get freedom to choose their profession according to their claims and qualification, of course, without any gender bias.

HAPPY REPUBLIC DAY


INDUSTRIAL  DEVELOPMENT

Our journey for industrial development started in 1854 with the functioning of cotton textile industry.  Presently, we have small and big industries for production of a variety of products which not only meets the domestic demands but also are exported. Our stress should be to increase the productivity in small and big industries. These industries could also absorb the skilled, semi-skilled and unskilled workforce. The Government should allocate more funds for growth of industrial sector so that it not only absorbs more workforce but also earns much needed foreign exchange for us.

The hospital industry in India is growing very fast (forecast for its increase is Rs. 8.6 trillion US Dollars). In other words, it is projected to grow 16% from 2020 to 2030 which is really a huge jump. Then IT is the other sector which can expand and contribute in growth and development of India. For growth to be optimum, it is in the fitness of things to allocate funds but also other incentives such as tax holidays, reduction in GST for the industries should be given for their growth.

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

Those countries which are economically strong are held in high esteem. They command huge respect globally. This does not come with wishful thinking. It happens when all of us put our concerted efforts in whatever field we are engaged. Although, our economic growth has been adversely affected by the Covid-19 pandemic, yet, persistent efforts should be made so that our economy grows and the fruits of growth are shared by everybody. Growth and development should be all inclusive one. All the sectors of economy i.e. industrial; agricultural; infra etc should grow side by side for an overall pump-priming effect on the people in general
.

The Gross Domestic Product  per capita in our country was at 1797.76 US Dollar in 2020. It is equivalent to 14% of the world’s average. I want our country to attain more growth in all fields. For this, our youth should get opportunities for right education and right training for which they have attained efficacy. Then Hospital Industry could boost our economic growth and development. It will not only absorb manpower but also much needed foreign exchange for the country.

HAPPY REPUBLIC DAY



INCLUSIVE GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT

I wish to see my mother land to have all inclusive development without any bias whatsoever. Religion, caste, region or any other ulterior consideration should not come in the way of holistic development of the country.

IMPREGABLE SECURITY AGAINST HACKING

We are aware that some of our adversaries are on the lookout for hacking various engines of growth – it may be banking, industrial sector, Rail Network or defence related matters etc. We should legislate strictest laws for those who resort to these anti-national activities. This could also be done by creating software and hardware which are hack-free.

FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION

All should enjoy freedom of self expression without any bias as enshrined in our Constitution.

HAPPY REPUBLIC DAY


FREEDOM TO PURSUE FAITH AND BELIEF

All should enjoy to follow his/her religious belief without let or hindrance. It follow that our faith and belief are individualistic in its orientation. Restrictions of any sort in following ones belief  is counterproductive. Hence religious freedom, as enshrined in the Constitution should be the norm.

WHEN NOTHING WORKS SPIRITUALITY ORIENTED LIFE WORKS WONDER

Based on past experience, I have gained over a period under various situations and conditions, I resolved to make my life spiritually oriented, methodical, adaptable besides being positive in all situations and conditions. This has worked fine with me then why not with others.

HAPPY REPUBLIC DAY


For living a purposeful life, we have to live spiritually. The first step is to know I am and what relationship I have got with the people around, about the environment I am living besides knowing be aware of SELF – my potentials and weaker areas. For living spiritually, we have to focus internally, think positively, meditate or chant prayers, do our duty with complete focus at our command, be compassionate to the needs of others besides explore our spiritual core. This way, we shall not only work for our holistic growth and development but also be of some help to our fellow citizens.

HAPPY REPUBLIC DAY

BUILDING BRIDGES BETWEEN COMMUNITIES

Fundamentally, our effort should be to build bridges of confidence between communities and not the chasms which have been created over a period of time due to various misunderstandings. These misunderstandings, if not attended, addressed and ironed out amicably within shortest span of time become unmanageable creating disharmony and resultant violence.

NATIONAL GIRL CHILD DAY : ON 24TH JANUARY 2022


NATIONAL GIRL CHILD DAY : ON 24TH JANUARY 2022

THE FLAME OF GIRLCHILD GROWTH & DEVELOPMENT SHOULD CONTINUE

It has been empirically observed that, apparently, there has been inquality based on gender discrimination. When it comes to girlchild, this is more pronounced. This day is being observed for bringing about awareness about the need for bringing about a healthy change in their status in the society.

This day was celebrated initially 24th January 2008 by Ministry of Women and Child Development and Government of India. This was just to spread the message about the inequalities which the girlchild faces in the society.

According to Bhagwad Gita, wormen occupies special place in the system of our society on this Mother Earth. Without women, life on this earth cannot be even be imagined, no Atman or existence would manifest on this Mother Earth. It is simply because the primary function of procreation is not possible without females.

GIRLS SHOULD BE MADE EMOTIONALLY STRONG SO AS TO GLOW IN THE LIVES AS THE BLOSSEMED FLOWERS

In other words, without women the human life on this planent is out of question. Therefore, fundamentally, those who have the misplaced notion that there would be continuation of civilizaation without women are living in fools’ paradise.

It should be kept in mind that when we look after the growth and development of the girlchild then she would be able to assist not only her parents but also the inlaws where she would have to start her life afresh. If she is having proper education, she can educate not merely her own children but also other members of the household besides transference of culture and traditions to her children. Further, if she is physically sound, then, she would procreate healthy prognies thus contribute much for continuation of civilization in its proper perspective.

GIRL CHILD GROWTH HAS TO BE ENSURED WITH CARE AND CAUTION

In essence, we know that without women, procreation cannot even be imagined. If this is so, then, why some of the societies give stepmotherly treatment to the girlchild. Whenever a girlchild is born in the family, there is gloom and doom feeling in the family. It may be due to the fact that

Women are considered as weaker sex since ages it has been considered so by the society as such. Women today are performing such functions as was hitherrto been the domain of menfolks. We are aware that they are functioning as most proficient doctors, engineers, managers, CEOs of important organisations, bankers, and cap it all the professional fliers and even flying fighter aircraft.  

RAYS OF GROWTH SHOULD CONTINUE FOR GIRL CHILD

There are societies where the ratio of girls to boys is decreasing even after the antenatal screening or ultrasound identification of fetal genderr has been banned by law.

This inequality includes on the following aspects:

  • Violence against girlchildren. In the not so distant past, the girchild was considered as a burden to the family. People considered girlchild has to be married off after show grows up therefore their educattion and wellness was not taken care as it deserved. Contrarily, they were subjected to various types of violences.But now with the increased awareness and educational pursuits of the girls in equal footings.
  • Legal rights. Presently, the girls and boys have equal rights. The girl child has the legal right of having equal share of parental property. There is no discrimination which hitherto was more pronounced.
  • Medicare. Adequate medical care and protection as not given as required. But with awareness about the wellbeing of girlchild, all get medical attention as required.
  • Forced marriage in case of girlchild. In not so distant past, there was prevalence of child marriage which resulted in early child bearing and accompanying health related issues. Now with the enhancement of age of marriage of girls to 18 and boys as 21 years, the child marriages have been reduced. There is also consideration of a legislation for enhancement of age of marriage of girls from 18 to 21.
RAYS OF HOPE FOR GIRLCHILD SHOULD CONTINUE
  • Lack of awareness. Previously, there was no awareness in the socciety that the women could contribute as much if not more than menfolks. But lately, awareness has dawned that there is no difference between men and women as career graph and efficacy in any field is concerned.
  • Parental bias. Previously, girlchild was considered as burden on the family but presently they are contributing financial security of their families.  
  • Access to education. In the distant past, the girls were not given education as required but presently they are pursuing right education and trainng and proving that they are not less than anybody in this respect,

The following awareness programmes are organised with emphasis on the following aspects:

GIRLCHILD IS THE RAY OF HOPE FOR GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT OF THE SOCIETY AS A WHOLE

CHILD SEX RATIO

It has been observed that the ratio of females to males is decreasing. This can only happen when prenatal identification is being carried out secretly despite laws banning identification.

CREATION OF HEALTHY ENVIRONMENTS FOR GIRLCHILD

In order to take special care to the girlchild, it is important that suitable atmosphere should be created for the girlchild for her holistic development. This should be in the form of her upbringing in her early stage of growth and development, adequate education opportunities, provision of financial security so that proper nuitritive died is given to her for her physical wellness. This will give her    

EMPOWERING GIRLS FOR A BETTER TOMORROW

FLOWERING OF GROWTH OF GIRLCHILD SHOULD CONTINUE

Importantly, empowering girls actually means to give power to the girls so that they live their lives free of any external control over their lives. They have growth and development in a free environment. Furtherr they enjoy freedom of expression, freedom to child their career and above all their life partners as and when required. Besides, they live life as they want confidently and with admiration they deserved along with enhancing their participation in important decision making.

EDUCATION & CHILD MARRIAGE : LADKI PADAO LADKI BACHAO ABHYAN

It is noted that when a girl gets educated, it helps her economic stability, prevent or reduce child marriage, ensuring good health and wellness besides ensuring high earning training and jobs for which they excel. In this context LADKI PADAO LADKI BACHAO ABHIYAN is one such initiative to teach the girl child after ensuring her safety and security.

GENDER EQUALITY

Presently, laws are devised, removing the bias which prevailed previously. The girls and boys can have equal share from the parental property. The girls are pursuing education which, in the past, was construed as the domain of the males.

WHEN GIRLCHILD IS TAKEN CARE, IT AMOUNTS TO TAKING CARE OF WHOLE SOCIETY

INTERNATIONAL DAY OF GIRLS

In fact this day is being celebrated on the line of International Day of the Girls being observed on 11 October as per the resolution adopted by the United Nation General Assembly where among other things more opportunities for girls, emphasis on awareness of gender inequality etc. besides access to education, taking care of nutrition along with protection of legal rights.

RAY OF HOPE FOR ANY SOCIETY COULD HAPPEN WHEN GIRLCHILD’S GROWTH IS TAKEN CARE

NEED OF GIVING SPECIAL PLACE TO GIRLCHILD

  • Adequate education and training for girls so that they get right employment.
  • Equal rights to boys and girls without bias.
  • Empowerment to the girlchild to ensure holistic development.
  • Parental bias should be removed so as to give credencce to the rights of the girlchild.
GIRLCHILD SHOULD BE MADE EMOTIONALLY STRONG
  • More awareness should be given so that the growth and development is carried out in equal footings.
  • No society can flourish without equal rights therefore equal rights should be given without any bias so that growth and envelopment of everybody is done without discrimination.
  • Maximum efforts should be made in order to ensure the security and safety of the girlchild. For this, LADKI PADAO LADKI BACHAO ABHIYAN is one such initiative launched by the present Government.

OUR TEARS


OUR TEARS

OURPLEASANT TIMES TOO JOYOUS TEARS


Our tears reveal everything
about our emotions
We may try hiding these
But we may never succeed to do so
Since these shine like pearls white
Creating a blush,, so revealing
Facial impression.


When we get excessively easily irritable
Bordering on helplessness
Which sends a chill down our spine
Gushing out of tears will lessen
The feeling so poignant
Thus softening our annoyance so enveloping
And help reducing
The feelings of irritation
That is why, we call these tears
As the eye-wash tears!


When we’re imbued in joyous frame of mind
With a news so very elevating
Then too
We are surcharged emotionally
Our eyes well-up
With tears, so warm
Which add-up a heart-warming
A feeling so very gratifying.

TOO MUCH JOY & HAPPINESS BRINGS ABOUT JOYOUS TEARS


When we lose someone
We love the most
We get a heart-wrenching
Emotional feeling
A heart rending one indeed
Resulting in sobbing
Emanating
From the heart so aching
With pain
So severe!
When somebody pretends to showcase concern
By
shedding tears
To give us an idea about their perceived anxiety
But in actual practice
It is merely crocodile tear
So to speak
In real sense of terms.

JOY & PAIN BRING TEARS


When cold wind blows in its full fury
In unpleasant wintry chill
Warm tears
Roll down our cheeks
These are natural spin-off
Of the nippy weather conditions
Not in our control anyhow!

When weeping or crying
Is excessive than usual
Or when our tears remain
Welling-up unstopped
For quite sometime
The offshoot
Would be swollen eyelid with eyes bloodshot
With more blood flow
To our parts around the eyes
Which ultimately
Will be harmful for our mental health.


Tears in essence
Are the emotional response
To our state of mind
Associated with happiness
Or not so happy feelings.

Too much attachment
With our relatives
Or even with our pets
So dear to us
We brought up
Like our own kids
When on the verge of parting
Bring forth a wave
Of emotional upsurge
And a bout of tearful
Farewell!


I imagine
Nature is very kind
To its creation
Since the colour of our tear is white
If it were blood-red
Then what?
Then you can
Very well imagine what!
And how our life would actually be.

INCEST AN ILLEGAL & IMMORAL RELATIONSHIP


INCEST AN ILLEGAL & IMMORAL RELATIONSHIP

ENLIGHTENMENT NEEDED FOR THOSE WHO RESORT TO INCEST ACTS


In essence, we do not choose our relationships
These are natural outcomes
Destined by the Providence
Hence the best option for us humans
Is to uphold and respect the natural relations
As has been bestowed to us
By the Supernatural Being
As artificial intervention
May lead to health related issues for our offspring
As an outcome of inbreeding
If we do not respect dictated by Nature
In the long run.


Incest is sexual relationship
Between close relations
Within the family circle
Without any care
For health and wellness
Of the offspring
Born out of such an illegal relationship
And the newly born one is not legitimate
As the law of the land
Does not permit such a relationship
As such a relation
Is construed as unethical
Immoral, illegal
And a huge departure
From the customs and tradition
Which prevail.

While life started
On the beautiful Earth
A long while ago
Nobody knows for sure
When and how!
The humans were termed as Homo Habilis
Followed the relationships
Based entirely as time dictated
Crude, bereft of emotional maturity?
As suited them during that time.


Humans continued evolving as time passed
Had their evolution
Along with maturity in emotion.

In some societies
Inter family relations prevailed
With sexual intercourse relations
For procreation
And to keep their family flock together
Without outer interference.

Then in some royal families
There were inter familial relationships
Such s brother marrying sister
Cousin marrying cousin
Aunt marrying nephew
Or anybody could marry other
Suiting them, as per their convenience
To perpetuate the royal lineage
This practice continued
For quite a long time.

INCEST IS A HELLIST ACT


INCEST RELATES TO SEXUAL INTERCOURSE BETWEEN BLOOD RELATED FAMILY MEMBERS


The word Incest has its origin from the Latin word incestus meaning sexual intercourse between the closely related blood related family members. This sort of relationship is taboo or banned by almost all the societies since it is considered as illegal, unethical, immoral. Besides this relationship is considered as impure, uncultured and borders on cross indecency and
uncultured relationship or those related by affinity (stepfamily) or adoption or lineage. Two first cousins marrying is also an act of incest. Further, the children born out of illegal relationship are illegal which are also considered as unclean, unchaste besides being unhealthy in the long run. The incest is construed as an inhuman act with any standpoint under the sun. Presently, Incest related marriage is considered as a huge departure from custom and tradition.

PERPETUATION OF ROYAL LINEAGE AS A PLUSIBLE REASON FOR INCEST

THOSE WHO RESORT TO THIS ACT ARE ENCASED IN DARKER LIFESTYLE


In ancient times, there were marriages between brother and sister, father and daughter, mother and son, cousin and cousin, aunt and nephew, uncle and nience including other relations in order to perpetuate the royal lineage. This practice continued for a long time.


The union between children of the same parents was common in both Greek and Macedonian tradition. When peot Sotades criticized such an alliance, he was killed. At that time such a relationship did not attach any shame or disgust.

There were so many cultures and societies in which relationship between close relations was permissible and undertaken either to safeguard the royal lineage or for preventing the family secrecy being compromised if their progenies are married to other families or societies.


EVOLUTION OF MAN WITH THE EVOLUTION OF THOUGHTS


The earliest known humans is Homo Habilis who lived about 2.4 to 1.4 million years ago in Eastern and Southern Africa and subsequently scattered around the globe. At that time, incest was possible and permissible since everything was disordly. Then evolution in every sphere of activity started. There arose different societies with different philosopies and viewpoints with the use of fire and invention of wheel along with evolution in thinking and imbibing of scientific temper prompted man to evolve in multidirectional paths.

ENLIGHTENMENT NEEDED FOR INCEST DOERS


UNIVERSAL LAWS AGAINST INCEST


The thoughts which were considered as permisssible were came under the ambit of universal laws and considered as a civilized behaviour. Incest (sexual relationship between the close memberrs of the family) is considered as a taboo in many advanced societies since this carries with it ethical, moral and cultural aspects along with adverse biological implications.


INCEST IS CRIMINAL OFFENCE UNDER SECTION 5 OF HINDU MARRIAGE ACT


Incest is a criminal offence and carries with it the sentence. In India under section 5 of the Hindu Marriage Act, it bans mrriage between a brother and sister, unvlr snf nirnvr, suny snf nrphre ot vhilftrn o brother and dister or of two brother or of two sisters. If any marriage takes place between the two in these relationsips, these are considered void.


INCEST AND HELPLESSNESS OF A FEMALE MEMBER


Legally incest is prohibited but there are some households wherein such an illegal and immoral acts are happening. When a child is sexually assaulted by her own brother, father, grandparent or any other close relationship, the child in question is not able to question this illegal act because of financial insecurity. In such a scenario, she cannot report the case to the law enforcing agencies for this illegal relationship because of lurking fear of her being thrown out of the family security. The poor girl in question remains suffering the pangs of incesterous acts by her own blood relations!


GENETIC DISORDERS IN THE CHILDREN BORN OUT OF INBREEDING


It has been observed that the children born out of the inbreeding between are born with genetic disorders. They are born with physical disabilities and are growth and developmental issues. The incestuous relationship carries with it increased risks of infertility, miscarriage, heart diseases, facial asymmetry , ;pw weight, slow groth and development, and more deaths in the childhood stage itself. The disabilities are proportional to the closeness of relationship genetically speaking. Then there are imbibing of some of the traits of the incestor to the children born out of this sort of inbreeding.


WHY INCEST IS TABOO?


The incest carries with it certain taboos, inborn diseases and defects of an infant born out of inbreeding. Biologically data shows that the children born out of sexual relationship between real brothers and sisters result in more pronounced genetic diseases.


PROBLEM OF INCEST


The more pronounced problem with the incesterous relationship and consequent inbreeding is that it is it keep the bad genes in the family itself and may multiply its illleffects and may run the risk of fatalities and in many cases lesser lifespan.

VIOLATION OF LAWS

Essentially,  no civilized society can encourage incesterous relationship since it is illegal and may result in spoiling the relationship in the family. It can result in child abuse, rape, molestation etc.

My take on incest:

  • Such relation is unnatural.
  • Such relationship is illegal.
  • It is uncultured relationships.
  • This relationship is impure.
  • Such relationship is unethical.
  • Such relationship is immoral.
  • Such relationship as offspring born out of this inbreeding will result in psychological and physiolocal problems including ailments which are there in the family history; inbreeding carries with genetic problems.
  • Such an illegal alliance is an abuse of disportionate proportion especially when it happens (in the form of molestation, rape and above all abuse) to an innocent child which the victim cannot forget for the entire life and may lead to psychological prolems for life.
FOLLOWING A NATURAL DICTATED RELATIONSHIP BRINGS ABOUT PEACE AND PROSPERITY IN THE FAMILY
  • The child born carries with it all stigma of born out of  illegal relationship which remains permanently on the psyche of the victim.
  • The family members who resort to incest are physically and mentally sick, therefore, they should not perpetuate such an unethical and immoral act which is unnatural and inhuman.

MAKKAR SANKRANTI ON 14TH JANUARY 22 : A RESPECTFUL TRIBUTE TO SUN GOD THE SUSTAINER OF OUR LIVES


MAKKAR SANKRANTI (ON 14TH JANUARY) A TRIBUTE TO SUN GOD (14TH JANUARY 2022)

A TRIBUTE TO UN GOD ; THE GIVER OF HEAT & LIGHT



Makkar Sankranti is celebrated in the month of Paus (January) Makar Sankranti is the day when the Sun God enters the Northern Hemisphere. Hindus like Greeks worship Sun God – the giver of immense energy. Sun God is termed as the manifest God, having all the glorious divinity. It is worthwhile to mention here that mantra OM ADITYA AYE NOMON and many other mantras are recited in order to get the blessings of the Sun God.

The devout also chant Gyatri Mantra, taken from Rig Veda while making final offering to God. which is from Rig-Veda, as Makkar Sankranti is associated with cosmic event which affects the life of humans immensely.

WE PRAY THE SUSTAINER OF LIFE WHO BESTOWS US LIGHT AND HEAT



Om Bhur Bhuvaḥ Swaḥ
Tat-savitur Vareñyaṃ
Bhargo Devasya Dhīmahi
Dhiyo Yonaḥ Prachodayāt.


WE Which means: We meditate and adore thee the Supreme Lord, the Creator of everything, who’s Divine Light illuminates all spheres of activity (physical, mental and spiritual). We pray that this Divine Light may light-up our intellect forever.

This festival is celebrated with immense gaiety and enthusiasm in all parts of India with different names at different places but the keenness remains the same. Devout get up early in the morning, take bath in holy rivers first take the blessings of their elders and then offer prayers in the temples. After having offered prayers, people give alms to the needy according to their capacity. In the afternoon people share a special Khichri (Hotchpotch – a mix of dall-urdh and channa dal).

SUN GOD IS HUGELY BENEFICIAL AS IT GIVES US HEAT ENERGY WHICH SUSTAIN THE LIVES OF ALL LIVING BEINGS


MAKKAR SANKRANTI

MY SALUTATIONTO SUN GOD



Makkar Sankranti has its origin to the movement of the Earth
Around the Sun and begins from (Sankranti) one zodiac sign
Into another – Capricorn zodiac (Makkar) sign
Two movements are termed as Makkar Sakranti.

Makkar Sankranti marks the beginning of solar maagha masa
Makkar Sankranti Day is beginning of start of harvest season
Ushers in pleasant Spring Season
Which is, in essence, a pan India celebration.

Factually, Makkar Sankranti has a solid Lohri connect
Both fall one after the other
13th & 14th Day of January every year
Both are considered sacred.

This day marks the beginning of warmer days ahead
As the sacred months start from this day onwards
Makkar Sankranti is celebrated with great fervor
In western and northern India with zeal & gusto.

There is a mention of this day in Mahabharata
As, it is the festival of Sun God
Which gives us light and heat
Thus becauses a cause
Of life possible on our planett Earth
Factually without any bias
And bestows us lifeforce
Thus holding an eternal significance.

For me, this day has a special worth indeed
Since I saw the first dawn of the day in 1951, a day so sacred
With the grace of my Lord
Ever since I have been graced with a life so contended
For which I am really thankful to my God, so very benevolent.



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PONGAL FESTIVAL

SUN IS THE SUSTAINER OF OUR LIVES



Then there is festival called Pongal
Which is dedicated to Sun God
A huge source of energy indeed
In essence a life giving
To living beings.

PONGAL FESTIVAL OF SOUTH INDIA


The Pongal festival is celebrated in South India (Especially in Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and even in foreign lands such as Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Singapore etc.). This festival is celebrated for four days (14th to 17th January). This is a harvest festival dedicated to the SUN GOD. The Sun is a huge source of energy which helps in growing the crops from sowing to the harvesting season. It also includes boiling of the rice of season sanctified to the Sun which is termed as Surya Mangalyam. Not only this, the natural energy in the form of solar energy is being utilized enormously presently.

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BIHU FESTIVAL
BIHU FESTIVAL OF ASSAM


Bihu, in essence is one of the most renowned festivals of Assam
Which too is associated with harvesting season.

Its exclusivity also stems from the fact
That it marks the start of Assamese New Year
Thus giving the entire community pride
To celebrate this day with huge delight
Pride and a lot of pleasure from community feat.

Bihu dance is performed by the young men and women
With joyous abandon
Add-on with fast steps
And hands with fast movements
With red colour attire
Signifying vigour
And accompaniment with apt music.

MAGH BIHU

BIHU FESTIVAL OF ASSAM


Magh Bihu or Rongali Biihu Festival is celebrated in Assam in the month of January. This year, it is being celebrated on 15th January 2021. It is the prominent harvest festival by the farmers. On this occasion, tasty community feast is organized and all people enjoy this feast on this occasion. This festival is unique to Assamese people since Assamese New Year starts from this day. I offer my felicitations from the core of my heart to the entire Assamese community on this momentous occasion. Like any other festivals like Lohri, Baisakhi, etc. Magh Bihu festival too is associated with agriculture; mainly harvesting.

The people enjoy feasts, play melodious music with dancing. Bihu dance is one of the most important part of Assamese culture. It is a group dance performed by the young men and women with brisk movement of hands and other body parts with beating of drums as enchanting music. The colour theme of the dancers is red which signifies joy and vitality.

There are also local traditional and cultural activities which are organized and conducted. The children wear flower garlands. In fact there are three Bihu festivals each of which have unique feature and significance but common feature in all these Bihu festivals is the participation and celebration by all the Assamese.

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HAPPY LOHRI TO ALL ON 13TH JAN. 2022 – MAY THIS FESTIVAL BRING ABOUT PEACE & PROSPERITY FOR ALL


HAPPY LOHRI TO ALL ON 13TH JAN. 2022
MAY THIS FESTIVAL BRING ABOUT PEACE & PROSPERITY FOR ALL

HAPPY LOHRI TO ALL


SACRED FESTIVAL LOHRI

Festivals are events so special
Which evoke sentiments
Touching the musical-tones in unison
These are linked with seasons
Or occasioned as National Days of repute
Or have religious overtones
Reason may be any or countless
But fundamental truth remains
We all wait for festivals
Since these special days light-up our inner emotions.

Lohri is a winter festivals
Comes in the month of (13th January) Paush
Which brings about happiness on the faces of the populace
Especially the farmers.

This festival marks the end of winter season usually
But this year seemingly a different one
With rains and snowing heavily unabated
The winter season has spread its wings
But not dampened the spirit of festival.

The farmers start harvesting rabi crops
The crops harvested in winter season
Which include Wheat, Gram, Pea, Mustard, Linseed, Peas, Barley among others which are health giving.

Start of spring season is a Natural gift
Adds additional spice to our festivities
Besides bringing about smiles and festive moods on these occasions.

Customarily, on Lohri day a bonfire is lit so elegantly
Devotees congregate overflying
With reverence in their heart
And take rounds around the fire
Lit with due deference.

And with loving devotion offer
Jaggery (gur), sesame seeds (til)
Sesame coated sugar candy
And popcorns are put into leaping bonfire
The fire lit too shows
That it too is enjoying the act so revered.

The skyward leaping fire flames purify the atmosphere
Showcasing that the fire too is enjoying all acts of devout around
In essence, there is hidden joy
For devotees in this sacred bonfire.

Gathering partake the sacred parsadas offerings
With satiety writ large on faces of devotees
Offerings too is made to ‘panj tatavas’
The five elements of Mother Nature
Fire, wind, water, ether and earth. Deference

Going around the bonfire with great a reverence
And singing traditional songs with dance with due reverence
Makes a huge difference.
And that too in tune with beating of drums, so enchanting!

Tradition has it that there was a very brave person of repute
Named Dulla Bhatti, a Muslim,
From lineage of warrior race of the Rajputs
In the reign of Mughal king Akbar
Used to rescue poor girls from the clutches of robbers
Thence used to get them married to suitable boys of choice.

People sing Lohri songs with gusto in his praise
To mark and commemorate and appreciate his good deeds. .

Thence other legend of the origin of Lohri
From the wife of Saint Kabir named ‘Loi’
Who was herself a lady so pious.

DAWN OF HAPPINESS BEGINS WHEN PEOPLE PRAY TO THE SUN GOD IN THE MORNING ON LOHRI’S FESTIVAL
COLOURS OF NATURE ARE OBVIOUSLY MYSTIC


SIGNIFICANCE OF FESTIVALS IN OUR COUNTRY



Notably, our country is a home to multicultural, multilingual and multi-religious society. We can pride ourselves in having different festivals too which are related to religion, caste, faith, culture and traditions. These festivals are seasonal, traditional, custom based, religion based or for that matter any other sacred considerations.

In our beautiful land, every caste, religion and region has contributed its mite for enriching the cultural traditions of our land with variation in the cultural mores of behavior. The reason for the festival(s) may be any but the common thread of all of these is the zest and enthusiasm with which these fairs and festivals are celebrated by all without discrimination.

We Indians enjoy all the religious festivals. It may be it Eid or Prakash Divas/Gurpurab or as Eid or Diwali or Christmas Day. That is the beauty of India. I do not dispute that hotheads are there in any strata of life, those who do not know about their own religious festivals or of others are free to think in any way they like. One thing which pleases us is the discernible shine on the faces of every one of us while celebrating any festival!

LOHRI FESTIVAL & ITS CELEBRATION

Lohri festival is celebrated in Northern Indian states on 13th January – in the month of Pauch or Magha, one day before Makkar Sankranti. We term this festival as a community based one where Bhangra (dance by men folks) and Gidha (dance by women folks) to the beats of drums which brings vitality and jollity to this celebration. Youngsters, by and large, take pleasure in kite flying and enjoy the occasion.

On this festival, seasonal dry fruits peanuts, coconuts are mixed with jiggery (Gur) and sesame seeds (til) to make the eatables. Besides, milk cakes are specially made and distributed amongst relatives and friends.
Following are some of the reasons for the celebration of Lohri festival:-

SEASON RELATED

It marks the end of winter season and beginning of sowing of some crops such as Wheat, Gram, Pea, Mustard, Linseed, Barley, Peas and others. It infuses vitality and special enthusiasm in the lives of people – especially the farmers. The Lohri festival symbolizes prayer to the fire (Agni puja) in the evening. The people take parikarma (rounds) around the bonfire and shower offerings to fire as a mark of respect. Fire ritual or Agnihotra (Specially lit fire – Havan) is the process of purifying the environment and people also consign to the fire a mix of rice, peanuts, walnuts, almonds besides sesame seeds (til) and jaggery to the fire before distributing and taking the same themselves.

FIRE RITUAL

It is believed that the fire ritual has a special significance and possesses healing power besides it helps in happiness of all along with its benefits to the farming community. Special prayers to the God Almighty God are done in order to get the graces of benevolent God for peace and prosperity of all.. Newly wedded couples and newly born babies receive special attention on this festival. People give charity/alms to the needy on this occasion.

DIFFERENT LEGENDS IN RELATION TO LOHRI FESTIVAL

MUSLIM WARRIOR (DULLA BHATTI (RAI ABDULLAH KHAN)

The legend of Dulla Bhatti (Rai Abdullah Khan) is very popular. It is a legend of a Rajput warrior who saved a damsel in distress belonging to the Hindu family from the clutches of lustful and greedy robbers. The brave Rajput adopted her as his own daughter without let or hindrance and married her off to a young and suitable Hindu boy. He also gave her presents – nine mounds of sugar along with other gifts etc on her marriage. This shows that there was a community feeling during those days.

Then question arises, if during those feeling for each others was rampant then why not now!? To appreciate his gesture, the people sing the following song describing the event and also mentioning about the beauty of the girl who was saved.

While I was young, I along with my friends used to go to the houses in our neighborhood and used to sing and get sweets made for this particular day. This song is sung by the youngsters even now on this auspicious occasion :

SUCH IS THE NATUTRE AND ITS UTILITIES


Sunder mundriye ho!
Tera kaun vicaharaa ho!
Dullah bhatti walla ho!
Dullhe di dhee vyayae ho!
Ser shakkar payee ho!
Kudi da laal pathaka ho!
Kudi da saalu paatta ho!
Salu kaun samete!
Chache choori kutti! zamidara lutti!
Zamindaar sudhaye!
bade bhole aaye!
Ek bhola reh gaya!
Sipahee far ke lai gaya!
……………………

IN THE MORNING PEOPLE VISIT TEMPLES, FEED BIRDS & ANIMALS AND MAKE MERRY


SANT KABIR & HIS WIFE

There is also a legend of Sant Kabir and his wife names Loi. He used to love his wife immensely. So much so intense was his passion for his wife that one day, he reached his home in the middle of dark night, travelling from a far off place. The door was closed from inside. His wife was sleeping on the first floor. Finding that there was no ladder, he took the help of a rope hanging from the first floor of his house. When his wife saw him, she was very surprised and asked him as to how he had entered the first storey. Thereupon, she along with Kabir saw that the help with which he had reached the first storey was with the help of a hanging python.

Sant Kabir’s wife got upset and in desperation uttered: The passion with which he was nursing for her, if he had the same fervour for the God, he could get anything from God as a reward?

Significantly, we know the life and the personage was Sant Kabir who was a mystical poet whose writings had a deep effect on Bhakti Movement and his verses find place in Sri Guru Granth Sahib too.
He was brought up in a Muslim family but was deeply influenced by his teacher Ramananda but he criticized both in his verses because of his close proximity with both and knew ins and outs of these religions.

In the writings of Sant Kabir, he has emphatically mentioned that the God is only with those who follow righteous lifestyle and also one who follows a detached mode of life. His followers are known as Kabir Panthis.

It was due to the timely advise of his wife named Loi that Kabir had a huge transformation in his life and became a well known Sant who influenced millions with his writings. Lodi or Loi is also celebrated in his and his wife’s honor who was instrumental in transforming his life. There is a sound lesson in this, if two spouses combine together, they can make a huge difference not only for the husband and wife, but to the entire family or when a person is like SANT KABIR & and his LOI, then, a society can be transformed.

MAY THIS FESTIVAL BRING ABOUT PEACE, PROSPERITY AND WELLNESS FOR EVERYBODY BY THE BOUNTIFUL GRACES OF CREATOR





WISHING YOU ALL HAPPY GURU GOBIND SINGH JYANTI TODAY


OUR MOST REVERED GURU GOVIND SINGH JI

WISHING YOU ALL HAPPY GURU GOBIND SINGH JYANTI TODAY

SIGNIFICANCE OF TEACHINGS OF GURU GOIND SINGH JI

Today is Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti. This day is being observed in the honour to remember the great warrior, philosopher, poet and spiritual master of immense repute. He was born on Paush Shukla Saptami.

Guru Gobind Singh teachings include oneness of God and stress on the brotherhood and sisterhood of all without any difference of caste, creed, nationality and gender. He is known for his wisdom and compassion for all without any bias.


Guru Ji opposed Mughal rule in India because of their tyrinical rule which goes to show that he fought evil in order to bring about concord between communities. He was not only a brave warrior but also lauded for his nobility and kindness which is appreciated with immense reverence.

Guru Gobind Singh Ji was immeasurably spiritually oriented Guru who enlightened the general masses with his teachings. He immensely valued peace and harmony between all the humankind.


GURU GOVIND SINGH JI :

HAPPY GURU JYANTI


Guru Ji is the true messenger of God
Sent to this beautiful earth
To destroy/uproot sin & evil
in its various forms and manifestations
Thereby to establish
The righteousness
Along with uprightness
So that the evil doers
Be thrown out and meet their ends
Off their roots.

Guru Ji opined
Among other things’
That peace, ever lasting one
Could only be attained & ensured
Whence we eradicate
Selfishness & self-centeredness
From within us in all forms and manifestations.

It should never be forgotten
The revered Guru Ji professed
‘I’ll tell the truth,
Listen everyone
Those who loved all without bias
Will be able realize the Lord’.


The revered one proclaimed
Those who follow righteous path
Of Truth
In their thoughts
And actions thereof
Are graced with His mercy
Along with His compassion, aplenty.

He preached
The importance of self
And further said
That those who do not have faith in self
Cannot have faith in Almighty God.

The one who is filled with egotistic tendencies
Is always confronted with all sorts of fears
Since ego defile our life.

He opined that our Lord
Is the One
Who reveals us
The true Path
Since He is the Doer of all deeds indeed.

Whence we meet the True God
We say good bye to hunger
Since hungr does not depart
By wearing the robes of a beggar.

Guru Ji opined very evidently
That he falls at the feet
Of those who meditate
On the Truest of the True
The Absolute One.

He opined very visibly
Blessed is the True Guru
Who gave the supreme gift
Of the Name of the LORD.

Our revered Guru Ji advised
Not to recklessly shed the blood
With the sword
The result of sword wielding may boomrang
The same sword may fall upon
The neck of the sword holder!

He proclaimed with utmost respect
One one who loves God
Through the medium of Guru’s Word
Forget all their pain and suffering.


He opined those who trust God
With a sincere oath on God
Such a person’s protection
Is ensured
By the God Himself
Since the God Himself
Shows the Path.

GURU GOBIND SINGH JI WAS A GREAT POET & PHILOSOPHER


He very respectfully considered that
God has helped
Him cure the disease of egotism
Which he considered ego as the fatal one.


He lauded the virtues of the Guru
Who helps remove evil from within
And replace it with righteous existence.

CONNECTIVITY WITH THE ABSOLUTE BEING


CONNECTIVITY WITH ALMIGHTY GOD

WE JOURNEY FROM ONE PLACE TO OTHER BUT THE LIGHT IS NOT FAR, IT IS NEAR US ONLY

We journey far and wide
To seek our dearest God
Sometimes visiting holy shrines
Other times go on a pilgrimage to a place
Considered sacred by us
As an abode of our dearest One
But still our quest remains unfulfilled
.

WISH EVERYBODY LOVE & LIGHT FOR EERYBODY

Then we hanker after con-artists – the impostors
Who show us green pastures
Promise us the glimpses of Absolute Being
Of course with price-tag of their own choosing
That too, sorry to add, proves a futile exercise
Leaving us high and dry, an exercise with no purpose
Neither we get God
Nor anything in return till end
Finally we leave this material world, just bewildered & broken
Empty handed as we had come to this world after our birth.

We resort to futile exercise in locating God
At one place to other we visit
But forget the pearls of wisdom of scriptures
That our God is more near to us than we can imagine
He exists inside us
We’ve only to peep into our inner-self
He is there to receive us with open hand.

Thus bestow us with answers to all our queries clouding our mind
This way, we become fully conscious
That God’s power is & was with us all the times
Through the activities of mind and senses
Even breathing and expression of our emotions
Is due to the power of GOD within.

While we have deep desire for anything
Thence, we the conditioned souls !
Get the connectivity of the Super Soul.

Though there are occasions
When we are in deep confusion
Owing the suspicions of our own creation
Then we need the assistance
Of some venerable person
With profound spiritual orientation
Who handholds us for quality guidance
Ensures needful course correction
And makes our path easier
For God’s connectivity, for sure.

RESOLUTIONS FOR 2022


RESOLUTIONS FOR 2022

CLIMATE CHANGE & ITS ADVERSE IMPACTS

IF ADEQUATE STEPS ARE NOT TAKE IN TIME THEN IT WILL BE TOO LATE FOR THE MOTHER EARTH TO SURVIVE

The challenges posed by the climate change are gigentic. This is due to human greed which includes efforestatopm  clearing of forests for habitation and for agriculture, greenhouse gas emissions, forest It includes change in temperature globally resulting in melting of gracial ice in Antarctica and Arctic regions. This is resulting in rise in sea levels thus there is a fear of lowlying areas being engulfed by the sea. The rise in dispropotionate heatwaves is causing is causing wild fires at some places and disportionate rains at other places.   There are countries which are responsible for gas and oil related emissions including industrial emissions  along with throwing poisonous wastes into the water bodies thus polluting  the environs and the water. All this results in inhaling of polluted air and water pollution.  This becomes a cause of asthama and disturbance of digestive system eventually disturbing immune system. Losing immunity means inviting infections such as  Coronavirus pandemic which is mutating unpredictably.

All the countries, especially the developd and developing ones to device ways and means and resolve to fight air and water pollution which is reslting in rise in temperature thus causing change in climate. The sooner it is done the better for us all. Besides, cleanliness (Subachchta) drive should be formed as a community based one so that our homes and its surroundings are neat and clean.

NATURE IS A GREAT TEACHER

NATURE (PRAKRITI) IS A GREAT TEACHER IF WE CARE TO LEARN FROM IT

Nature is anything or everything that is not man-made/ inartificial. Essentially, if we understand nature and its working then we shall understand more than from any formal or informal teachings. Here everything is natural – may be created by the intervention of Super Natural Power. Natural environment includes all living and non-living elements and their utilization in the day to day lives. The three elements of nature Sun (which gives energy), Air (which we breathe without which we cannot survive) and Water (used variously by humans besides drinking).

Besides, the entire ecology works as a natural system which includes all the flora and fauna, rocks, soil and what is contained in it. It also includes environment and all the natural phenomenon and material/physical phenomenon. Natural environment includes all living and non-living elements and their utilization in the day to day lives.

TIME DOES NOT WAIT FOR ANY

TIME AND TIDE WAITS  FOR NONE

It is a fact that time waits for none, it just passes on leaving us high and dry. If we do not avail the present moment and remain procrastinating then we shall lose our grip and waste it therefore we have to keep a tight leash on time and realize the purpose of our life here on this earth.

Eternal time is the primeval source of the interactions of the three modes of material nature. It is unchangeable and limitless, and it works as the instrument of the Supreme Personality of Godhead for His pastimes in the material creation.—Srimad-Bhagavatam.

PEACE  & PROSPERITY FOR ALL WITHOUT DISCRIMINATION

Let’s pray for peace and prosperity for all in 2022. The year gone by was really very challenging. We pray that 2022 may bring peace and prosperity in every way.

BUILDING THE TRAITS OF PATIENCE, TOLERANCE AND SELF-CONTROL

Patience always pays should never be forgotten. It has been seen that those who remain patient despite provocation are rewarded with good health and wellness. Therefore, keeping self-control is a must. This calls for control of our mind lest it goes berserk. In life, we have to adopt patience as an important tool to deal with life’s vicissitudes. Patience gives us opportunity to choose objectively what we actually want or what we do not want. Progress would be slow but after practicing a number of times results would be to our liking. Bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive – Bible. This wisdom should always be kept in mind.

PATIENCE LEARNED OVER A PERIOD OF TIME WORKS WONDERS

BUILDING BRIDGES BETWEEN COMMUNITIES

Fundamentally, our effort should be to build bridges of confidence between communities and not the
chasms which have been created over a period of time due to various misunderstandings. These misunderstandings, if not attended, addressed and ironed out amicably within shortest span of time become unmanageable creating disharmony and resultant violence.

LEARNING FROM KIDS

Our little kids are the ones who teach us lessons which even a grown-ups do not. When you smile at them, they will reciprocate your smile as a return gift.. I like their innocence and sincerity at any event and at all times. Though they are dependent on others for their daily needs, yet, their joyful chatter keeps us absorbed. I learn from these small kids; innocence, simplicity, tolerance, patience etc.

In Bible it has been emphasized: God calls children a blessing and a gift! Their spirits are filled with innocence, joy and laughter. Jesus actually tells us to be like children and to come to Him full of faith and trust.

WHEN NOTHING WORKS, SILENCE WORKS BETTER

It should never be forgotten that nobody has ever won an argument or talking without mincing any words. Many of our differences in the families and friends could be solved when we tend to be silent/ tranquil when our point of view in words is not understood despite repeated try. Silent meditation has its own reward. Supreme bliss comes to a self-realized whose mind is tranquil, whose desires are under control and who is free from faults. When mind gets discipline by the practice of meditation becomes steady, one becomes content with absolute bliss, consciousness by beholding with purified intellect – Bhagwad Gita.

SEEK GOD WHEN ALONE OR WITH A GROUP OF PEOPLE

When in solitude, we can seek our God with sincerity to compensate our loneliness. His name could also be taken while amongst the people around. Naam is the great creative and controlling power of God.


Naam has no beginning and no end. It is unchanging, ancient and eternal and it is the life current which pervades the entire creation. The withdrawal of Naam from creation would lead to its decay and destruction – Guru Granth Sahib.

LIFE IS AMALGAMATION OF SWEET & BITTER MEMORIES

Essentially, we should take life as the mix of sweet and bitter memories. Sometimes we fail and other times we succeed. The see-saw scenario of bitter and sweet memories just continues till the last stage of our life. All of us faced difficult times due to Covid-19 pandemic situation. Lives got lost due to Coronavirus, businesses got busted due to lockdown conditions yet there is flicker of hope . .

To everything there is a season, a time for every purpose under heaven. Bible

PROCRASTINATION CREATES CONFUSION

At times, we tend to procrastinate and this procrastination becomes a part of our habit till such time it is too late. I know the case of a senior officer who did not have any problems related to finances, health-wise; had every comfort which a person aspires for but he had not married. When he reached at his late 50s he started feeling very lonely because of not marrying when it was essential. Similar is the case with putting off things without realizing the wisdom in the maxim ‘A stitch in time saves nine’.

PROCRASTINATION IS BAD HABIT

There are the people who are in the habit of putting off things thereby reaching a stage where retrieval is not possible. Therefore, the best course is to solve the contentious issue then and there. One who performs actions inconsistently, who is careless, who is vulgar, who insults others, who is pretentious and indolent, who procrastinates unable to timely accomplish what one boasted, who has an acute lack of discrimination. Such a one is unremittingly situated in tama guna the mode of ignorance – BHAGWAD GITA

BE POSITIVE IN ANY SITUATION AND CONDITION

Fact remains; it is not always we succeed. We may fail. But we should bear in mind that we can still try and succeed. There is always a silver lining in the dark clouds which matters. It is our common experience that when time is favourable, we consider ourselves on the seventh-heaven but when we experience some down-slide; we just plunge abysmally into the abbess of our own making, surprisingly sometimes without rhyme or reason.

WHEN NOTHING WORKS SPIRITUALITY ORIENTED LIFE WORKS

Based on past experience, I have gained over a period under various situations and conditions, I resolved to make my life spiritually oriented, methodical, adaptable besides being positive in all situations and conditions. This has worked fine with me then why not with others.

SINCEREITY ALWAYS PAYS

If have not got much worldly possession, but with God’s grace, we are meeting our day to day needs. We should put in sincere efforts. No problem, God willing, we shall get everything and if we are not able to get then also there is no problem. As far as I am concerned, my needs are limited. I do not compare myself with others. I work sincerely and whatever I have got with my hard work, I am satisfied. I always remember Bhagwad Gita’s wisdom, I had not brought anything while I was born, I shall not be taking anything which I have got here on this earth. What is mine today may be somebody else’s tomorrow. Therefore no qualms if I am not having more. My needs are being met therefore I am thankful to God for whatever has been given to me.

LIVING WITH DIVINE CONSCIOUSNESS

One who works with utmost sincerity and singleness of purpose with mind and senses controlled, is in divine consciousness. Although his senses are engaged with sense objects, he is aloof, situated in peace and happiness. This wisdom filled statement keeps us contented in all what we have.

SMALL THINGS TAKEN TOGETHER CAN MAKE HUGE DIFFERENCE

We are aware, there are some things which we’ve to take seriously in life and there are also the ones which could be ignored. But there are events which we think insignificant for our lives can also impact our life hugely. Ignoring these could do irreparable damage to our life. Even a screw in the machine could make the working of that machine dysfunctional. Similar is the case with our life.

THANKS GIVING

We should always thank God for everything which He has graced us. Whatever we are and whatever we have got is due to the blessings of our God. By doing so, we are opening a window of opportunity for new vistas in life which are owing to the grace of God. Our physical, mental and relationship with others too are subject to all-round wellbeing. These too are possible due to His blessings. Every moment given us to breathe and live in appropriate atmosphere is also due to HIS BOUNTIES. Therefore, we have to thank Him for everything. In Bible it has been mentioned ‘Enter his glory with thanksgiving and his courts with praise, give thank to him and praise his name.

FORGIVING AND FORGETTING

Our relationship with others is important for us since we cannot transact all our functions in isolation. Therefore, whenever we experience any difference, it should not be allowed to deteriorate any further in the spirit of forgiving and forgetting. In this way, many of relations could be saved. According to Bhagwad Gita,
Forgiveness through spiritual transmission is a divine quality.

GIVING GIVES US SATISFACTION

If we meet somebody’s need, it gives us satiety thereby making us happy. We cannot compensate this happiness with anything else under the sun. The gift which is given to one who does no service in return, with the feeling that it is one’s duty to give and which is given at the right place, in right time and to a worthy person is considered as “Sattvika Daana”. The donations that are given to the right person at the right place and time, and in the spirit that charity is a bounden duty done without any expectation, are said to be good.

LEARN TO SAY SORRY OR OFFERING APOLOGY

We, as humans, tend to do commit some mistake unintentionally, thereby creating a misunderstanding between us and others. This results in animosity between even the fast friends. If we take recourse to say four-letters word SORRY, matters could amiably be settled.
Don’t let guilt linger in your heart. Go apologize, say I’m sorry, and make things right – Bible.

EVERYTHING THAT HAPPENS FOR GOOD OF A MAN

It should always be remembered that everything that happens has a reason but we have to get experience from that happening. If the experience is bad, then we learn something out of that happening.

WHEN NOTHING WORKS ACCEPTANCE IS THE BEST COURSE

There are occasions when all our sincere and best efforts are not enough to acquire the intended result, in that case, the only option left with us is acceptance. Otherwise, we may fall into the web of our own creation leading to more unacceptable contradictions putting us in further confusion.

LOVE YOURSELF

Those who love themselves can love others too because that becomes a habit of such a person. Therefore, self-care is essential for taking care of others.

DO NOT BLAME OTHERS FOR YOUR FAULTS

It has been observed that we tend to blame others for what is happening in our lives without going into the cause and effect of the same. It should be kept in mind that we are the responsible for our conduct and affects thereto. Blaming others for our state of affairs is too bad.

IGNORANCE SHOULD BE REMOVED

We should always be the student throughout our life. We can learn anything from anybody and anywhere. It should always be remembered that ignorance is synonymous with darkness and may pull us down anytime anywhere.
My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge because you have rejected knowledge, I also will reject you from being my priest since you have forgotten the law of your God, I also will forget your children – Bible.

LIVING ON THE EDGE

We all want to have our intended job transacted immediately but in this sort of a hurry, we just forget our own security or anticipate impending danger(s) that may come anytime. Hence our approach should be to scrutinize all angles or parameters and take corrective steps or course correction. While traveling in a bus, I observed that people were hurriedly climbing and coming out of the bus without caring for their safety. Then, I saw a person hastily climbing down from the bus while it slowed a bit before the bus stop fully, was run over by a vehicle which was coming from the same direction at a speed. He had to be taken to the hospital.


In the year 2022, I shall try to sincerely follow the following:-

• No to repeat the same mistakes as done the year 2021. Not that I shall not be committing mistakes since, I am a human being and sine mistakes unintentionally.

• Face the situation boldly and calmly being aware that nothing remains permanent, not even the difficult situations and conditions.

• Never forget that words we speak can make or break us. Kind word can win us friends unkind ones can prove counterproductive. Therefore, we should select the words we use in any interaction with care and caution.


• Follow the belief in Karma that whatever I shall do, it will come back to me on the percept that what I sow, I shall get.

• As far as possible cleansing my body and mind off the toxic thoughts which I have imbibed willy-nilly.

• Heaven and hell are here. What we believe firmly happens. If we see darkness everywhere then we shall be living in shadow of gloom and doom. Alternatively, if we want to see opportunity in every situation then it will happen so. What sort of life we want to live depends on us only. Seeing positivity even in most conflicting situation will steer us clear off every

• We are responsible for our life. Nobody else, however powerful that individual may be, will come to our succor when crunch time comes. We are constraint to fight our own battles ourselves.

• Sleeping over a difficult situation will not solve our problem rather it will make our difficulties more complex. Therefore, best thing is to tackle the difficultly at the present moment only rather than leave it to aggravate and make it most intractable. .

• Becoming self-aware/self-conscious …./self-accuation will help us in many ways.

• Consciously witness the changing happening around and assimilating what is worth emulating and what is to be eliminated.

• Always remember, nobody has ever seen ‘tomorrow’. Today and now is the time we know is real. Every other thing is just a passé/out-of-date.

• Give more credence to truth, love and light, hope, knowledge, understanding, simplicity and above all humbleness will deliver us from all the situations.

• Everybody appreciates perfection but perfection at the cost of our life and wellness is asking more than what is required. We should try to learn things even in imperfection.

• If we maintain our health, we can solve most of our problems, if health is lost then we shall not be able to work as desired.

• Learning from our mistakes and accepting our mistakes as and when made is a most important thing in life.