The nation is celebrating the 64th anniversary of Republic Day amid so much of political chaos, particularly in nation’s capital, first because of unprecedented political demonstration and dharna by an elected Chief Minister along with his cabinet colleagues and supporters and also because of the rising political temperature in the wake of ensuing Lok Sabha election sometime before May, 2014 to pave the way for formation of a new government at the Centre.
Nelson Mandela, the icon of South Africa’s anti-apartheid struggle and a colossus of 20th century public service is no more. Mandela died at home in Johannesburg at the age of 95 after spending months fighting his illness.
The country of 1250 million Indians has only one Desh Ratna and he is no other than the first President of India Dr. Rajendra Prasad who was also conferred Bharat Ratna in 1962.
The country’s first all-women 'Bharatiya Mahila Bank', headed by a woman - Usha Ananthasubramanian, came into existence on 19th November, coinciding with the 96th birthday of former Prime Minister late Indira Gandhi.
Don't limit a child to your own learning, for he was born in another time - Rabindranath Tagore
As per newspaper reports, CBSE (Central Board of Secondary Education) found that schools were assigning too many projects in each subject to individual students which compelled students to do these projects at home. In a letter sent to schools, CBSE said, "Artificial subject boundaries impede contextualized learning and deprive students of exploring the interconnectedness of different forms of knowledge. Moreover the transfer of knowledge from one subject to other can most effectively be demonstrated and strengthened through multidisciplinary projects".
Today every Indian is feeling thoroughly agitated on unprecedented price rise and incidence of large scale corruption mainly due to fast deterioration in standard of Indian polity.
Finally, the much awaited meeting between Indian and Pakistani PM took place on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York on 29th Sept. 2013 against the backdrop of fresh heartburns in bi-lateral relations in recent weeks due to known reasons.
It is an irony that Indian economy grew at about 9% per annum during the period 2004-09, the first term of UPA Govt. at the centre, but it could generate only one million jobs, whereas during the preceding five years, the rate of GDP growth was although relatively lower, yet it generated 58 million jobs.
In 1933, the legendary hockey player Dhyan Chand was playing a match in Rawalpindi, now in Pakistan. The match was between Dhyan Chand's team '14 Punjab Regiment Team' and 'Sappers & Miners Team'. From the beginning, Dhyan Chand mesmerized the spectators by his splendid game which however, was not liked by the opponent team's Centre half and out of sheer desperation; he played foul and injured Dhyan Chand. Everybody was surprised and angry. The game was stopped for a while.
It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge - Albert Einstein, the Great Scientist and Nobel Prize Winner.
Latest media reports suggest that the government is contemplating to increase over Rs 3-5/- per litre the market price of petrol and diesel after the end of monsoon session of parliament – together it constitute more than 75% of total petroleum consumption in the country.
In a country well governed, poverty is something to be ashamed of. In a country badly governed, wealth is something to be ashamed of. - Confucius
Notwithstanding few sporadic measures being taken at the level of central government and by few state governments to address sanitation related problems, albeit belatedly, no one can deny the fact that the impact of deplorable state of sanitation over the decades has been many and multi-dimensional on health and hygiene of common Indians and also on the country's much talked about stories of 'economic prosperity' in terms of GDP growth rate.