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Poornima / Kali Yugaabda 5112 / Vikruti Aadi 27 (July 25, 2010)


Ever heard of a village without TASMAC, (the government shop selling liquor) in Tamilnadu where every other street sports a TASMAC shop name board? In Aalavillampatti, Kallal Mathakutti Highways, Sivagangai District (Tamilnadu, Bharat), no one drinks liquor. Even outsiders who come to village do obey this village code. This is because of an incident and the promise made thereafter. The story goes like this. Centuries back, when a war was going on in Karnataka, people at the bank of river Kaveri wanted to come and settle in Tamilnadu. While trying to cross the river, flood occurred suddenly and they were not able to cross the river. On prayer, Ponnazhagi Devata blessed the villagers by putting up a bridge made up of Vanni tree. Before putting up the bridge she took a promise that nobody should consume liquor. Having been rescued by the Devata from danger, they settled in Aalavillampatti. They kept the promise, etched the words in metal "Liquor Prohibited' in the village'. If a stranger inadvertently consumes liquor, he too is punished and he pays the fine. Villagers of Aalavillampatti have also decided not to take or give dowry during marriages.


Nine years back, Shri S.S. Narayanan, a retired Assistant Executive Engineer of Madras Port Trust, found that Rs. 40,000 had accrued in his father Sankaranarayanan's savings bank account, being the monthly Railway pension over the years. As all the sons and daughters of retired Station Master Sankaranaraynan were leading contended lives, and were looking after their parents Sankaranaraynan – Rukmini well, the father advised Narayanan, to use the amount in such away to benefit the needy in the society. Within a week, Narayanan and his siblings together added Rs 10,000 to it and donated the amount to Madhava Seva Samiti, which identified meritorious school going children of daily wage earners in Chetput, Chennai (Tamilnadu, Bharat); for the last eight years, the interest proceeds of the amount is awarded to nine such children in memory of Sankaranaraynan – Rukmini at functions organisd by Seva Bharati. This year the function saw two college students receiving similar awards, thanks to the thoughtful donation by Shri Sundar Nathan, a software professional working on E – learning projects in the US. He has instituted , on the advise of his mother Smt Saroja, a growing corpus in memory of his father late B.Viswanathan, a top business executive in his lifetime. Viswanathan had served Hindu society as RSS Karyawah (secretary) of Chennai during 1970s. Obviously, the Narayanan family's idea of serving the needy provided inspiration to the Sundar family to act.                                                As told to TEAM PANCHAAMRITAM  


Vanshidhar project high school under Bhandra block at the Lohardaga-Ranchi road (Jharkhand, Bharat), comprises more than 700 girls in 6th to 10th standard. The double-storied school building earlier functioned from six rooms, including the office. ''Now it has nine rooms with three of them constructed with the guru dakshina of our students,'' said Meera Bakhla, principal of the school. ''Earlier we used to merge two or three sections to run classes in a single room but thanks to our students and their guardians who came forward for the noble cause,'' Meera  Bakhla said. ''Parents of majority of girls are daily wage earners but their eagerness towards their children's education surprises us,'' said Muneshwar Mahto, Mathematics teacher of the school. More than 80 per cent of the students passed the Matriculation examination conducted by the Jharkhand Academic Council this year. It is to be noted that the district is infested by Naxal terrorism involving blasting of school buildings.

Based on a UNI report and DINAMALAR, July 19, 2010


Shri Parasuraman, 30, is an autorickshaw driver of Thanneerkulam in Tiruvallur district (Tamilnadu, Bharat). On July 17, 2010 he found a handbag containing Rs 15,000 and an ATM card in his auto. He handed it over to the Tiruvallur town police. The same day, a complaint was lodged at Shevapet police station by schoolteacher Yashoda saying that she had misplaced her handbag in an auto. On verification, her bag was returned to her by the Tiruvallur police including Inspector Michel Irudayaraj, SI Lakshmipati and SI Padmashree, who appreciated Parasuraman's honesty.

DINAMALAR, July 19, 2010


An anti-cancer drug extracted from cow urine and developed by Go Vigyan Anusandhan Kendra, an affiliate of the RSS has got a third US patent for its anti-genotoxicity properties. The same extract, developed by RSS backed Go Vigyan Anusandhan Kendra, had earlier got the US patent as a bio- enhancer with antibiotics and anti-cancer drugs. Research for the drug, whose brand name is 'Kamdhenu Ark', was carried out jointly by the Kendra and National Environmental Engineering Research Institute (NEERI), Tapan Chakraborty, Acting Director of NEERI, said while giving details about the patent received recently. The research found that Re-distilled Cow Urine Distillate (RCUD) was useful for protecting and repairing DNA from oxidative damage, Chakraborty and Sunil Mansinghka of the Kendra said.. Oxidative DNA damage is a leading cause of ageing, cancer and other diseases. RCUD works against genotoxicity, a harmful action on a cell's genetic material, they said, adding that research has strengthened the efficacy of Kamdhenu Ark as an anti-cancer drug. More details on cow related products of the Kendra can be found at: