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Atal Bihari Vajpayee

Atal Bihari Vajpayee: A Stalwart of Indian Politics

Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee,93, one of the founder member of Bharatiya Janata Party(BJP) and former Prime Minister of India, an exceptional Public Servant, an outstanding Parliamentarian was also renowned for his powerful oratory and poetry skills.

Vajpayeeji joined the Rastriya Swamsevak Sangha (RSS) in 1947, and rose through ranks to become a stalwart of the BJP.

He was the first non-Congress prime minister to complete a full term in office. It was his perseverance, struggle and duty towards his nation that made him build BJP brick by brick. He travelled across India to spread the BJP’s message, which led BJP become a strong force in India.

Vajpayeeji gained a reputation of a man who fiercely defended India's interest. He consolidated India as a Nuclear power. Just weeks after his government took office; India shocked the world by undertaking five underground nuclear explosions, 'Operation Shakti' in Pokhran II in May, 1998. It was the second nuclear test; the first test, code-named 'Smiling Buddha', was conducted in May 1974.

The nuclear program after May 1974 had struggled for 24 years to gain credibility and its progress was crippled by the lack of indigenous resources and dependent on imported technology and technical assistance. However, it was only because of Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s strong determination and vision that India stands strong in terms of its defence capabilities and is a Nuclear power today.

He was a towering figure in our national life.Throughout his life, he stood for democratic values & demonstrated this commitment in all his acts whether as a parliamentarian, a cabinet minister or PM.

Atalji may have gone, but his ideas, views, simplicity will always inspire us Indians always.

In Story

money cannot get you everything

MONEY CANNOT BUY YOU PEACE AND HAPPINESS!!

Mukesh and Arpan were friends. Arpan was a poor man. He earned his living by farming. Yet he led a very relaxed and happy life.

He was never bothered about his money and to close the doors and windows of his house at night. Every night he slept peacefully in his little house.

On the other hand Mukesh was a wealthy landlord. He used to be very tense regarding his money. He was very keen to close the doors and windows of his house at night. He was always bothered that someone might break open his safes and steal away his money. He envied his friend Arpan for leading a peaceful life.

One day, Mukesh called Arpan and gave him a box full of cash saying, "Look my dear friend. I am blessed with plenty of wealth. I find you in poverty. So, take this cash and live in prosperity."

Arpan was overwhelmingly happy by the generous action of his friend. He was joyful throughout the day and when the night came, he went to the bed as usual. But, to-day, he could not sleep. He went and closed all the doors and windows of his house, yet he could not sleep. He began to keep on looking at the box of cash, which disturbed him the whole night.

Next Morning, as soon as the sun came out, Arpan went to Mukesh's house and handed over the box of cash to Mukesh saying, "Dear Friend, I am poor. But, your money took away peace from me. Please bear with me and take back your money."

So, the morale of this story is money cannot get you everything. Learn to be satisfied with what you have and you will always be happy.

JADAV PAYENG - THE FOREST MAN OF INDIA

UNSUNG HEROS
JADAV PAYENG - THE FOREST MAN OF INDIA

Climate change was not a major concern of environmentalists in 1979, but Jadav Payeng sacrificed all the worldly pleasures to save the environment and the eco-system.

When Payeng was 16 the flood hit Assam, destroying forest area and killing more than hundred snakes. The snakes had been washed up to the sandbar by floods and had died without tree cover. This incident shook Payeng and he decided to make Assam greener by planting trees. So He located a riverine island, on the banks of River Brahmaputra, and began to plant the saplings. Payeng visited the island and planted a few saplings every day for three decades. For where there are trees, there are birds, and where there are birds, there will be bird's eggs and fledglings - food for snakes and their ilk. Along with their native wisdom, the villagers offered the boy 50 seeds and 25 bamboo plants.

But watering the plants over such a large area was a challenge. He built a bamboo platform above each sapling and placed on it an earthen pot of water with small holes in it. The slowly dripping water provided sustenance for a week.

His forest now houses five Royal Bengal tigers, over a hundred deer, wild boar, more than a hundred vultures, several species of birds, including pelicans, three or four greater one-horned rhinoceroses, and of course, snakes. A herd of 115 elephants visits regularly for 3-4 months.

In 2012 the Jawaharlal Nehru University invited Payeng to honour him with the title "the Forest man of India" for his remarkable contribution.

Later that year, he was felicitated with a cash prize by the then President APJ Abdul Kalam in Mumbai. The same year, he was among the 900 experts who gathered at the seventh global conference of the International Forum for Sustainable Development at Evian in France. Sanctuary Asia bestowed on him the Wildlife Service Award. This year, he received the Padma Shri.

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DAMRO, ARUNACHAL PRADESH

PLACES TO BE PROUD OF IN INDIA

DAMRO, ARUNACHAL PRADESH
Longest hanging bridge in Arunachal Pradesh

Damro is the base to the longest hanging bridge (1,000 feet) in Arunachal Pradesh. The bridge is made up of ropes and bamboos. A walk over the bridge promises a mesmerizing view with river flowing down and colourful fishes hoping up and down the river. The charm and beauty of this place will enthral you. It is a rural sort of a getaway for exhausted city dwellers. The sights of harvested crops, not-so-wild bison, vast expanse of meadows and grasslands are quite welcoming.

RECIPE

RECIPE

PINEAPPLE HALWA
Preparation Time: 40 Minutes

INGRIDIENTS:

  • 1 medium peeled Pineapple
  • Sugar 1/2 cups (or according to taste)
  • A few saffron strands
  • Ghee 4 tablespoons
  • Semolina (rawa/suji) 1 cup
  • Almonds finely chopped 1 tbsp + for garnishing
  • Khoya/mawa 1/4 cup

PREPARATION:

Step 1:- Heat a non-stick pan, add sugar and water enough to soak the sugar. Cook stirring continuously tills the sugar dissolves.

Step 2:- Remove stem of the pineapple, cut it into small pieces and add to the pan. Add saffron and cook on low heat.

Step 3:- Heat the ghee in another non-stick pan. Add semolina and sauté on medium heat till light golden.

Step 4:- Add almonds and cooked pineapple along with the sugar syrup and mix well. Cook till semolina is cooked. Add khoya and sauté for 2 minutes.

Step 5:- Transfer into a serving bowl, garnish with almonds and serve.

PINEAPPLE

FRUIT

PINEAPPLE

Who wouldn't drool over a fruit that is fat-free, cholesterol-free and low in sodium? For all its sweetness, do you know a cup of pineapple chunks contains only 82 calories? Yes, pineapples are juicy and sweet yet full of health benefits. This tropical fruit is rich in vitamins, enzymes and antioxidants.

Do you know every bit of the pineapple is used to make variety of products? The skin, core and end portions are used to make vinegar, alcohol and animal food. So let’s dwell into the magical benefits of adding pineapples in our diet.

HEALTH BENIFITS:
  • Pineapples contain vitamin C, which fights against diseases by making our immune system strong.
  • It contains manganese, which is essential in developing strong bones and connective tissue.
  • They help to reduce the risk of macular degeneration, a disease that affects the eyes as people age.
  • Pineapples are also good for digestion as they contain dietary fiber.
  • They also prevent common cold and sinus inflammation as they contain bromelain, which may help to reduce mucus in the throat and nose.

But remember eating too much Pineapple has heath risk. Eating too much can result in tenderness of the mouth, including the lips, tongue and cheeks. And remember eating unripe pineapple or drinking unripe pineapple juice is dangerous as it can lead to severe diarrhoea and vomiting.

INGLISH

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'i' BEFORE 'e'

The mnemonic rule of thumb for English spelling is 'i' before 'e', except after 'C'. If one is unsure whether a word is spelled with the sequence 'ei' or 'ie', the rhyme suggests that the correct order is 'ie' unless the preceding letter is 'C', in which case it is 'ei'. For example:

    i before e
  • Achieve
  • Believe
  • Friend
  • Piece
  • Siege
    If the preceding letter is 'C', in that case it's 'ei'
  • Receive
  • Ceiling
  • Receipt
  • Perceive
  • Deceit

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