Saturday, December 24, 2011

PANCHAAMRITAM 225

Vishwa Samvad Kendra, Chennai

PANCHAAMRITAM 225

Pancha is five in Samskritam, Amritam is nectar

Poornoma / Kali Yugaabda 5113 / Kara Karthigai 24 (December 10, 2011)

 

Posted on December 16, 2011. Sorry for the delay.

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Reiterating the Vedic tradition that one becomes a Brahaman not by birth but by karma and jnana (knowledge), Shri Sivanandan Sharma of Karimullaikal Mavelikara is all set to become a Brahmachari in the Sringeri Mutt (Karnataka, Bharat). Fourth among the sons of Shri PR Kunjan, Sivanandan's spiritual journey started very early. After his pre-University education he studied  the Vedas, Upanishads; he obtained upanayanam from the Vedic Scholar the late Acharya Narendra Bhusan. He will shortly be initiated as a Brahmachari at the Sringeri Mutt after Sanyasa Dheeksha. (Shri Sivanandan hails from a Harijan family of Kerala).  Based on a report by Shri S Chandrasekharan in ORGANISER, December 11, 2011.

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 After his retirement as Headmaster of a higher secondary school, Shri R. Ramalingam set out from his house at Chennai (Tamilnadu, Bharat). He settled down at a remote village by name Vediyappan Nagar near Thiruppathur, Vellore district. He built a house there for his residence and also a classroom. He gathered children of daily wage earners of the area and conducts free tuition for them there. He has named this Seva centre as `Kamaraj Kalai Koodam' in memory of the late leader K.Kamaraj. Ramalingam informs that it was Kamaraj who inspired him to opt for a course that will enable him to teach others. "Therefore I joined B.Ed course after my PG and now I have named this centre after Kamaraj", adds Ramalingam. In his own childhood, poor kids of his native place (Vediyappan Nagar) were denied the chance to go to school. Their plight disturbed him all through his teaching career. As a Swayamsevak, Ramalingam has given constructive expression to his thought through the free tuition centre. As told to Team PANCHAAMRITAM by Shri T.S.Ravikumar, Sangh Pracharak.         

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`Pudhiya Thalaimurai' a popular Tamil weekly and sister of a TV channel of the same name has brought out its first Braille edition last month. This facility will enable blind persons to read the magazine but once a month. For now, the weekly plans to bring out a collection of select articles from the print edition in Braille format.  Copies of the Braille edition will be sent to 100 institutions working for the welfare of the blind, according to a news item in the weekly. Team PANCHAAMRITAM  

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Popular TV presenter and Tamil stage artist Shri Varadarajan met Gujarat Chief Minister Shri Narendra Modi on 13 – 11 – 2011 at Ahmedabad. The CM enquired him whether he had any big trouble because of security personnel. Varadarajan replied in the negative. Modi informed him that all the required security checks were duly carried out, but all that was done without he (Varadarajan) even knowing it. That speaks for the efficiency of the officials here and of the diligence of the administration, added Modi. "On several occasions, the drivers of the taxis that I hired in Ahmedabad and Surat happened to be Muslims, and all of them whole heartedly expressed the opinionthat it because of Modi that they are leading a contented life. I was surprised. I saw for myself that the media and TV description are far removed from the actual fact." Based on a write up by Shri Varadarajan in THUGLAK, December 14, 2011.   

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Remya Rajan 24 and Vineetha PK, 23, two nurses from Kerala, saved eight patients in the devastating fire at the AMRI hospital in Kolkatta on December 9, 2011. Both of them died of suffocation. The mortal remains the nurses were brought to Kochi on December 11.Vineetha of Pullikal, Kothanalloor, Kottayam, had joined the AMRI a couple of months ago. She is survived by her father Kunjumon, mother Mary and sister Divya. Remya of Mecheril, Uzhavoor, Kottayam, had joined the hospital six months ago. She is survived by her father Rajappan, mother Usha and brother Rejesh. More bravehearts of the fire incident included dwellers of hutments adjoining the hospital. They broke the compound wall of the burning hospital and carried a large number of patients  to safety.  Haindavakeralm.com and NDTV.com

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