Thursday, May 19, 2011



Vishwa Samvad Kendra, Chennai


Pancha is five in Samskritam, Amritam is nectar

Poornima / Kali Yugaabda 5113 / Kara Vaikasi 3 (May 17, 2011)


 Two samples of success in the field of education achieved by Hindutva-inspired social activists in Tamilnadu, Bharat have come to light. ONE: Sandhya, the student of Vivekananda Educational Society, (studying plus two in the CBSE stream in the Smt. Ramkumar Devi Fomra Vivekananda Vidyalaya, Chromepet, Chennai) scored the HIGHEST MARKS in Tamilnadu i.e. 1191/1200 marks. She took Samskritam as her language paper. (According to the State Government policy, Rekha, a student from Vijay Vidyalaya, Hosur who scored 1190/1200 marks has been declared as STATE FIRST as she took Tamil as her language paper). The then state minister Shri T.M. Anbarasan, Pallavapuram Municipal Chairman Shri E. Karunannidhi, VES Secretary Shri T. Chakravarthi, Vidya Bharati State Organising Secretary Shri Su. Viswanathan, School Correspondent Shri R.Ravindran school Principal Smt Prema were among those who felicitated Sandhya and other top scorers of the school. At a function in the school premises on May 11, 2011. TWO: N. Shyamkumar studied in Sevabharathi Vivekananda Free tution centre at Jain Nagar, Hasthinapuram, Chromepet, Chennai. He scored 1167/1200. He studied upto 10th in Tamil Medium and appeared for Plus Two exam in English Medium (Ahobila Mutt Oriental Higher Secondary School, Mambalam, Chennai).  Shyamkumar opted for Samskritam as First language. He scored 200 / 200 in Commerce as well as in.Accountancy. Based on a report by RPM in VIJAYABHARATHAM, MAY 27, 2011 - and an email from Shri  Sundaramahalingam of Chrompet.


Chintamani Jadhav and Sunil Pakdhare, constables attached to the Worli traffic police department (Maharashtra, Bharat), recently found Rs 28.5 lakh in a stolen vehicle that they recovered. On April 25, Jadhav and Pakdhare were patrolling the area and found an Innova parked in a No Parking zone.They towed the vehicle away to their chowky and started looking for the owner. Even two days after the vehicle was recovered, no one came forward to claim it. The constables broke into the boot to see if they could identify the owner and were stunned to see Rs 28 lakh stashed in a suitcase."The constables could have easily taken the cash. But they chose to trace the owner of the vehicle and surrender the amount with the department," said Shivaji Tazalpurkar, senior police inspector of Worli Traffic Division. DCP Nandkumar Chaughule has declared a cash award of Rs 1,000 each to Jadhav and Pakdhare. As it turned out, the car was registered in the name of Vidya Vinit Godambe, owner of a travel agency near MIG Club in Bandra (E). On April 23, Godambe had registered a complaint of a missing Innova, saying her vehicle was stolen from a parking lot in Lower Parel. From a report by Shri Vinay Dalvi MUMBAI MIRROR, April 28, 2011.



She was just three days old, when she was left to die in a lonely alley in the temple town of Haridwar (Uttarakhand, Bharat). Dumped and forgotten, she lay by the roadside crying and gasping for breath amid the ebb and flow of the Ganga nearby. But destiny had something else in store. Soma Sharan was picked by a good Samaritan. That was 1993. And from an orphanage in Haridwar to a heady Los Angeles to being the prestigious Gates Millennium scholar - it's been a giant leap of fate for the 18-year-old girl. Eight years later, it's homecoming for Soma Sharan. She has come to India to be with her 70 brothers and sisters. Well, she has a very large family at Sri Ram Ashram, Haridwar, where she grew up after being abandoned. The Sri Ram Ashram, where Sharan stayed till she was 10, was started by Baba Hari Dass Babaji - who, in 1970, had gone to America to teach yoga. Sharan will be studying International Development and hopes to do a PhD. She wants to start non-profit organizations around the world and help destitute children. She'll return to India every year. From a report by Smt Shreya Roy Chowdhury in THE TIMES OF INDIA, April 30, 2011.


RASHTRA Sevika Samiti added another feather to its crown, when the Akhand Suryanamaskar Yajna conducted by it during the birth centenary year celebration of Vandaniya Saraswati Apte, joined the Limca Book of Records. The 100 hour marathon Surya-namsakars were conducted by 10,000 Sevikas of Goa and Maharashtra. The event was organised by Paschim Kshetra unit of the Rashtra Sevika Samiti in 2009.The news to this effect has been published in the latest edition of the Limca Book of Records which was released on March 29, 2011 in New Delhi. (Akhand Suryanamaskar Yajna began at 6 am on June 25, 2009 and concluded at 10 am on June 29. The exercise was performed continuously during day and night (with short intervals of five minutes) at 100 different places of Maharashtra and Goa. The performance was open for persons of aged between 3 to 90 years including physically challenged. The message was `Healthy Mind in a Healthy Body'). From ORGANISER, May 1, 2011.


Large stretches on the highway between Koraput and Malkangiri districts in southern Odisha remain isolated. This highway has been the target of large number of blasts from Maoists. As a result, it is now dotted with camps of the Border Security Force and the Central Reserve Police Force. It is not too difficult to spot the contrasting images here. In pockets, adivasi women wearing vermillion marks on their foreheads can be seen ferrying their children to school. For a long time, Christian missionaries and NGOs were the only entities that reached out to adivasis in Odisha, Chattisgarh, Jharkhand and Northeastern states, apart from the limited engagement of state governments. But, now another juggernaut is rolling in this ideological melting pot, where the security forces and insurgent groups, like Maoists, have taken well-defined positions. It is well known that the Sangh parivar has been trying to establish itself in the tribal areas for a long while. But, the pace at which it is growing has become phenomenal. The most successful of its projects is the Ekal Vidyalaya Foundation that runs 34,343 schools which, collectively, have 9,62,485 students. VHP's Sewa Trust has 3,266 educational projects spread across the country. An astonishing element about the Sangh parivar's rapid mobilisation drive is their reach into the regions that have well-rooted ideological opponents. From a report by Shri G Vishnu in TEHELKA, April 20, 2011.