Sunday, February 28, 2010


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Pancha is five in Samskritam, Amritam is nectar

Poornima, Kali Yugaabda 5111, VIRODHI Maasi 16 (February 28, 2010)


Good news for millions of diabetic patients. Cow urine, which has many medicinal properties, can also cure diabetes.In a significant development, a three-member team of researchers in Bangalore has found that cow urine contains certain molecules that can fight diabetes. Led by Dr K Jayakumar, professor and head of the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology of the Veterinary College under Karnataka Veterinary, Animal and Fisheries Sciences University (Karnataka, Bharat), the team is in the final stages of identifying the molecule that secretes insulin. This is the first ever scientific study on cow urine and its properties and its findings can change the diabetes treatment in India. Jayakumar said that anti-diabetic activity of cow urine was tested on rats with experimentally induced diabetes. He said rats were orally administered small doses of cow urine daily and there was marked difference in blood sugar levels in these animals. But in the case of diabetic rats which were not administered cow urine, sugar levels remained the same. The cow urine is used in the preparation of Ayurvedic medicines for centuries. This scientific study promises to give a ray of hope for millions of diabetic patients in the country.            Based on a report by Smt. Kestur Vasuki in THE PIONEER, February 19, 2010.


Nine children and a teacher were killed on Thursday December 3, 2009 when a school van fell into a 30 – foot deep pond at Panayadikuthagai in Katripulam village of Vedaranyam in Nagapattinam district (Tamilnadu, bharat). The pond was full to the brim. Twelve children were rescued from the water by the 22-year-old teacher M . Suganthi, who died by drowing while saving the kids. But for two who were in Class IV, the children were in kindergarten grade. Most of the rescue work was undertaken by local people, who jumped into the pond and forced open the van. One family lost two boys in the accident. Later, on Republic Day,  Chief Minister  gave away the Anna Medal for Gallantry 2010 to Suganthi for saving the lives of 12 children from drowning.  It was presented posthumously to her father Mariappan.  The award carries a medal, a cheque for Rs.25,000 and a citation.

Based on media reports and the Tamilnadu government press release.


In 1977, immediately after the lifting of Emergency, Janata Party stormed into power by sweeping off the Congress. Shri. Nanaji Deshmukh was elected from Balrampur parliamentary constituency in Uttar Pradesh. When he was offered ministerial berth by the then Prime Minister Shri Morarjee Desai, he politely refused it. For him politics was never a career but a mission. Of his own volition he announced his retirement from politics in the presence of Jai Paraksh Narain and since then never looked back. Since then, Nanaji  devoted his entire time to development of Gonda, a most backward part of Uttar Pradesh (Bharat). He spread the good work to other parts of the country through Deendayal Research Institute. He established Chitarkoot Gramodya Vishwavidyalaya in Chitrakoot, India's first rural university. NDA Government headed by Shri Atal Bihari Vajpyaee nominated him as an MP in Rajya Sabha in the year 1999 as recognition to his services to the nation. When he was terminally ill, Nanji refused to  be taken to Delhi for treatment. He died on February 27, 2010, 94 in Chitrakoot. His body was flown to New Delhi and was donated donated to the All India Institute of Medical Science -- as per his wish. Nanaji was a life-long pracharak of RSS.               Team PANCHAAMRITAM


China's official media is promoting what it describes as the first pop singer who sings in Sanskrit. She is one of the singers being considered to sign at the inauguration of the World Expo in Shanghai, which is expected to draw the glitterati from the world of business next May. This could be the reason why Sa Dingding, who won the BBC Radio 3 Award for World Music in the Asia Pacific category in 2008, is suddenly being promoted by the provincial government of Tibet. The provincial government has indicated it wants to reshape her image and get her to focus on Sanskrit singing."She is also called the 'first Chinese Sanskrit singer'. Sa, who graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts run by the People's Liberation Army, sings in the language of Inner Mongolia, Tibet and in Sanskrit.

From a report by Shri. Saibal Dasgupta,,  25 January, 2010


Sushma Kumari, 18, a resident of Chanho in Ranchi district, eldest in a poor vanavasi  (tribal) family of seven, is happy and safe. In 2004, the pressure to earn for the family forced her to accompany a distant relative to Mumbai. There she was given a job as a housemaid. She was regularly beaten up and often left hungry. When the torture became unbearable, Sushma ran away only to be hauled up by the police and sent back to Ranchi, where she returned penniless. The employers had paid her nothing as the money had gone to an agent who deals in trafficking young women. Today Sushma is brimming with confidence as she declares: "I can beat a burglar to pulp." Wearing her new security guard's uniform and twirling a baton, she is preparing to leave for Delhi to join the security staff at Jharkhand Bhawan, the office of the state's resident commissioner. She is one of the many young girls from Jharkhand who have been rehabilitated in society by a unique project run by Action against Trafficking and Sexual Exploitation of Children (ATSEC). In her new job, Sushma will be paid Rs 5,000 plus free accommodation. ATSEC, Jharkhand, convenor Sanjay Kumar Mishra is executing the rehabilitation programme where the victims of human trafficking are trained by Bhartiya Kisan Sangh (BKS) (founded by Swayamsevaks of RSS) as security guards and in housekeeping activities. The project is supported by the UN Office on Drugs and Crime and Jharkhand Police. The first batch of 25 tribal girls has already been trained by BKS for the hospitality industry while the second batch is attending classes. Earlier, the BKS had provided special combat training for 140 girls and many of them guard the Birsa Munda Stadium in Ranchi (Jharkhand, Bharat). Rescued girls are at first cared for at Kishori Niketan, a shelter home run by BKS at Bijupada, 40 kms from Ranchi.Based on a report by Shri Amitabh Srivastava in INDIA TODAY, February 4, 2010.