Wednesday, March 23, 2016


(pancha is five in samskritam; amritam is nectar)
Poornima / Kali Yugabda 5117 / Manmatha Panguni 10 (March 23, 2016)


Smt Sarojini, wife of Gurusami, belonging to Annur near Coimbatore (Tamilnadu, Bharat) runs a petty shop in Annur after her husband’s demise. Meanwhile, her son was killed in a road accident in 2012. An agonised Sarojini approached the court seeking compensation for her son’s death. Recently, she received 4 lakh as compensation. She did not want to invest the amount in business or use it for domestic expenses. She decided to offer it to a temple. Before that, she added to it the 3 lakh that she had saved over the years and offered 7 lakh to Rameswaram temple. The temple authorities have allotted lakhs out of it to Annadaanam Scheme and the remaining 5 lakh to the ‘Golden Card’ Scheme that enables the holder have special darshan in the temples of Tamilnadu. Says Sarojni,“I now have piece of mind after making this offering. I hope my son’s atma will attain satgati through this”. (Based on a report in DINAMALAR, February 25, 2016).

Breaking the age-old custom that discourages Narikuravas, an indigenous tribe, from donating human organs, a family of Devarayaneri in Tiruchi district (Tamilnadu, Bharat) donated the vital organs of a brain-dead youth. When R. Saravanan (23) met with a road accident at Thuvakudi on Tiruchi-Thanjavur highway on November 23, 2015, his family and friends hoped he would recover. However, a CT scan revealed brain injury, and he was declared brain-dead. His father Ravi took a decision to donate Saravanan’s organs to give a new lease of life to six needy patients. A team of doctors at Cethar Hospital, Tiruchi, harvested vital organs such as heart, liver, kidneys and eyes. The heart was airlifted from Tiruchi to Yashoda Hospitals, Hyderabad, by a chartered plane for a patient waiting at the hospital for a transplant. Chennai police created a green corridor in the city for its speedy transport to the airport in 9 minutes. While the retrieved liver was used for a patient with end-stage liver disease at Cethar hospital, the kidneys were sent to Frontline Hospital, and ABC Hospital in Tiruchi. Both the eyes were sent to AG Eye Hospital in Tiruchi. This is the first time a vital organ has been airlifted from Tiruchi to Hyderabad through State-to-State organ sharing. (Based on a report by Shri C. Jaisankar in THE HINDU, November 29, 2015). 

Dr. Bhakti Yadav of Indore (Madhya Pradesh, Bharat) has been treating her patients for free since 1948.  At the age of 91, when almost everyone who can afford takes retirement from one’s job, she still treats her patients. Being a gynaecologist, she serves rural women from Madhya Pradesh and nearby states. Dr. Bhakti Yadav has always been particular that every delivery should be a normal one. In the last 68 years, she has helped in delivering thousands of babies. She goes out of her way to help her patients get the best treatment and makes sure that they feel loved in the process.  She is the first female MBBS doctor from Indore. Nowadays she takes the help of a walking stick to move around her Vatsalya Clinic. She says she wants to serve the needy till her last breath. She desires that every doctor should treat every patient from the heart and the doctor should build resonance with the feelings of the patient. (INDIA TODAY February 23, 2016).


Vigilance sleuths of the Tirumala-Tirupati devasthanam (TTD) (Andhra Pradesh, Bharat) handed over gold ornaments worth Rs.40 lakh to NRI devotees who forgot the same at the Alipiri check-post, proving the former’s honesty and duty-mindedness. According to sources, G. Siva Sagar and his wife G. Bharati, residing in Boston, USA, and hailing from Guntur, were en route to the Tirupati hill shrine to attend a marriage of their relatives. They misplaced the bag with the ornaments during a routine check at Alipiri and lodged a complaint at the control room in Tirumala. Vigilance officials, who found the bag unattended, tried to return the same to the owners only to find gold ornaments. Acting on the complaint registered at Tirumala, the ornaments were handed over to the family after verifying their details. (THE HINDU, March 22, 2016). THE NEW INDIAN EXPRESS added: The name of the TTD guard who noticed the bag and handed it over to authorities is Shri V.Krishnan, an ex-service man.
TTD NEWS of 19 August 2015 reported an earlier incident of the same quality: “TTD Vigilance helped a pilgrim by name Sri M Chiranjeevi, 35years to get back his missing bag containing huge cash in Tirumala temple in August 2015. The unclaimed bag was found by rope party sleuth (home guard) Sri T Annadurai. Chiranjeevi found his cash bag missing and complained at Bio-metric. Authories immediately made announcement with regard to the unclaimed bag through Radio and Broad Casting department. After proper identification and verification, in front of Bio-metric CCTV, the bag which contained Rs. 66, 290 was handed over to its owner.”  


Sixteen-year-old Raushan Jawwad was studying in Std. XI (science faculty) at Anjuman-e-Islam's Dr Ishaq Jamkhanawala college in Bandra. She is the third among four siblings. Her father, Jawwad Ahmed, sells vegetables near Ismail Yusuf College, Mumbai (Maharashtra, Bharat). She was returning home after writing her exam. As she approached the door of the train, incessant jostling by the crowds caused her to trip and fall. Her legs came under the moving train. Hearing her scream, passengers pulled the chain and rescued her. Her lower limbs severed at the ankle and the thigh. Her limbs had to be amputated. She went on to clear the state’s medical entrance test. But, sadly, she was not allowed to pursue medicine. There is an existing rule that states that persons with up to 70 per cent handicap alone can be allowed to study medicine. Raushan was found to have 88 per cent handicap. That was when her orthopaedic surgeon, Dr. Sanjay Kantharia suggested that she move court. She won the case and went on to study medicine after joining KEM Hospital and College in Mumbai. Last week, eight years after she lost both her legs, Raushan Jawwad got her MBBS results. She secured a first class. She had lost her limbs but not her dreams (Based on a report by Smt Madhuvanti S. Krishnan in THE HINDU, March 3, 2016).
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