During my current trip (03 Oct. - 10 Nov. 2017), Bhagalpur was on our itinerary and I had a determination to meet with Professor Ramji Singh. A founder of Gandhian studies at Bhagalpur University and a former member of the Lok Sabha in the 70’s, Prof. Ramji Singh was at the forefront of the JP’s movement for Total Revolution, an inspiration to our generation of students.
Shankar Datt (Professor of English Literature, Patna University) has a great sense of anticlimax, I know for sure. Or you can say he likes to balance things, presenting both sides of the case. He called me up to write something about my days in Patna College for the souvenir to be taken out on the occasion of centenary celebration of Patna University.
भारत एक विशाल देश है जहाँ विभिन्न धर्मों व संप्रदायों को मानने वाले लोग रहते हैं। अतः यहाँ मनाए जाने वाले त्यौहार और पर्व भी अनेक हैं । ये त्यौहार जहाँ हमारे जीवन में आनंद, उमंग और उत्साह का संचार करते हैं, वहीं हमारी अद्भुत,अनमोल और समृद्ध सांस्कृतिक विरासत को भी रेखांकित करते हैं ।
It goes without saying that the significance and relevance of translation in our daily life is multidimensional and extensive. It is through translation we know about all the developments in communication and technology and keep abreast of the latest discoveries in the various fields of knowledge, and also have access through translation to the literature of several languages and to the different events happening in the world.
On the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi, the apostle of nonviolence and peace, we left Hamilton (Ontario, Canada) following the news that 58 people were massacred in Las Vegas, Arizona, USA, by a white gunman from the 32nd floor of a hotel. He sprayed bullets on a massive crowd of 20,000 people watching a concert. There were 400 and up injured. The casualties will likely go up. President Trump addressed the nation and consoled the Americans.
One thinks but thinks how little critical debate matters to our society which is implacably divided into hostile camps, convinced in the absolute infallibility of our own positions. I have become a minimalist and do not venture beyond Twitter or FB posts. But Ravish Kumar will not let you remain in peace. He protests so much even though there are strategies available for you to have your cake and eat it too.
"There will be no lasting peace on earth unless we learn not merely to tolerate but even to respect the other faiths as our own". - Mohandas K. Gandhi.
It was really heartening to learn that UAE schools have started teaching Moral Education subject from this academic year. The national initiative, originally announced in 2016, deserves all the praise from all those who know how significant and productive it is to include Moral Education in school level curriculum. The initiative signifies the foresightedness and concern of state-of-the-art UAE establishment for its future generation.
If all goes well a technological marvel, bullet train, with 750 passengers on board will zoom out of Sabarmati station on 15th Aug 2022. And Mr. Narendra Modi would have kept his tryst with Indian history.
Democracy is the best form of governance, more so, because the significant part of this form of government is: it is of the people, by the people and for the people. Essentially it is a government comprised of common people chosen by common people.
On 31 August 2017, after nearly sixteen months, a judicial court in the district of Gaya, delivered a judgment holding Rocky Yaday, a young son of former legislator-parents, guilty of murdering another young motorist on the road. The fault of the assassinated man was that he reportedly overtook the Land Rover Rocky was riding along with the two more accomplices.
हिंदी-दिवस अथवा हिंदी-सप्ताह आदि मनाने के दिन निकट आ रहे हैं। सरकारी कार्यालयों में, शिक्षण-संस्थाओं में, हिंदी-सेवी संस्थाओं आदि में हिंदी को लेकर भावपूर्ण भाषण व व्याख्यान, निबन्ध-प्रतियोगिताएं, कवि-गोष्ठियां, पुरस्कार-वितरण आदि समारोह धडल्ले से होंगे। मगर प्रश्न यह है कि इस तरह के आयोजन पिछले पैंसठ-सत्तर सालों से होते आ रहे हैं, क्या हिंदी को हम वह सम्मानजनक स्थान दिला सके हैं जिसका संविधान में उल्लेख है?
भारत के भीड़ तंत्र, ख़ास तौर पर अपने गुरुओं पर अपार आस्था रखने वाले श्रद्धालुओं की मानसिकता की थाह लेना सरल कार्य नहीं है। जाने यह सबक इन श्रद्धालुओं ने कहां से सीख लिया है कि दुष्कर्म करने वाले बलात्कारी और कानून द्वारा घोषित अपराधी के पक्ष में खड़े हो जाओ, आगजनी और उपद्रव करो और सत्ता को चुनौती दो। भर्त्सना अथवा निंदा करने के बजाय अपराधी के पक्ष में उतरो और सामाजिक मूल्यों और न्याय-प्रक्रिया की धज्जियां उड़ाओ।