WORLD ENERGY CONSERVATION DAY- December 14th.

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God gifted and nature provided ENERGY not to be frittered away
By any living being! Humans or animals- Energy needed for growth
And stability! Energy is in several forms- to be carefully conserved
Energy referred to above is focussed on electrical energy!

World Energy Conservation Day is today the fourteenth  December
Globally  highlights  the importance of energy consumption and its use
In our day-to-day life, its scarcity and its impact on
Sustainability of global ecosystems. to be taken care of.

Not a question of saving money on electricity bill
Conservation of electric energy is in the interest of
Society. We find the people simply leave sans putting
Off the fans and lights while not in need at home or office!

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ATHIPATHTHA NAYANAR*IS36

IS* Indian Saints and Seers 36

India that is Bharat, my sacred Motherland gifted great saints and Seers
In all religions practiced in this holy land! For thousands of years past
Guide us for a life of nobility and peace, plenty and prosperity
Nayanmars Sixty Three pillars of Saivism- branch of Hinduism- Divinity!

One is ATHIPATHTHA NAYANAR-a fisherman by profession-devotee of Shiva
Out of extreme piety- devotion- used to offer one of the best catches
To Shiva every day.Even only one in a particular day, it
Will be offered to Lord and Nayanar used to return home empty handed!

To check his devotion, Lord Shiva made one fish of gold studded with gems
And made it to the net of Athipaththar-only one for the whole day-
Nayanar as per practice offered that fish of Gold to Shiva HIMSELF
Hence he finds a place in the list of Nayanars. Let us invoke HIS grace!

 

(There is going to be a series of posts on Nayanmars in deference to the wishes of an esteemed viewer Shankar of Pondicherry)

INTERNATIONAL MOUNTAIN DAY -December 11th.

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Hills and dales, mountains and lakes, tanks and rivers, the great gifts of God
For the happy living of all HIS creations-all living beings
Need to be maintained and taken care of by the Society without
Causing damage to any! Environment protection absolute must!

December Eleventh yesterday was International Mountain Day
Observed with adoption of Agenda “Managing Fragile Ecosystems:
Sustainable Mountain Development” at the United Nations on Environment
And Development marked the milestone in the mountain development.

United Nations General Assembly designated Eleventh December,
From two thousand three onwards, as International Mountain Day.
Almost one billion people live in mountain areas, and over
Half the human population depends on mountains for water,
Food and clean energy. but mountains are under threat
From climate change, land degradation, over exploitation
And natural disasters, with far-reaching and devastating
Consequences,for mountain communities and the world.

Here is an occasion for a large social movement that
Can bring mountain issues on the tables of politicians.
Through a global campaign, a social media strategy and
Events around the world,the current neglect of mountains
And mountain peoples must stop.Let us make efforts!

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KING OF TAMIL POETS’ DAY-December 11th.

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King of Tamil poetry Mahakavi Bharathiyar’s Day is today
Born on this holy day in Eighteen Eighty Two years hundred
And thirty seven ago! I present this poem in Tamil today
In his memorial place where he lived in Triplicane Chennai.

எத்தனை கோடி இன்பம்!

இன்பமும் துன்பமும் இணைத்தே வைத்தாய்
என்றும் ஒருவர்க்கு முழுமையாய்
இன்பம் உண்டோ
துன்பமே உண்டோ?
இரண்டும் கலந்ததே இனிய வாழ்க்கை
மிரண்டு விட்டால் வாழ்வே இல்லை. (6)
இன்பம் கண்டு எகிரிக் குதிப்பதும்
துன்பம் கண்டு துவண்டு விழுதலும்
வேண்டாம் என்பதே இறைவன் கட்டளை.
கட்டளைக்குப் பணிந்தால்
நட்டமில்லை, இலாபம் உண்டு
அமைதி கிடைக்கும், மகிழ்வுண்டாகும் (12)
பெருமை சேரும், சிறுமை அகலும்.
பொறுமை வளரும், பொறாமை நீங்கும்.
எத்தனை கோடி இன்பம் வைத்தாய் இறைவா?
என்றே கேட்டான் எம் பாரதிப் பெருமான் (16)
நன்றே பாடினான் எம் சாரதிப் பெருந்தகை!
இத்தனைக் கோடி இன்பங்கள் உண்டோ
இறைவன் படைப்பில் அனைத்துமே இன்பமோ?
இயற்கையில் இன்பம், செயற்கையில் இன்பம் (20)
இன்பமும் துன்பமும் மனத்தின் விளைவே
பண்படுத்துவோம் நம் மனந்தனையே
இயற்கை தந்த இன்பங்கள் கோடியும்
கரங்களில் தவழும் என்பது உறுதியே! (24)
In English
HOW MANY BILLIONS ARE THE JOYS!
Joys and sorrows together you have created
Will be ever totally to any one
Joys or
Sorrows?
Life of Joys and Sorrows sweet life!
If one is afraid of there is no life at all.
Jumping with joy on joys and
Get deeply despaired on sorrows
Not needed is God’s command.
If command obeyed
No loss but gains are many.
One gets peace, happiness
Dignity sparkles, meanness exits.
Patience blossoms, jealousy exits.
“How many billions the joys Thou has created”
So asked Bharathi, king of Tamil poets.
Beautifully composed our noble Bharathi.
Are there billions of joys?
In HIS creation are all only joys?
Joy in nature Joy in action,
Joys and Sorrows making of the mind
Let us nurture our mind
Joys nature has gifted
Will be on our hands assured!

ENVIUS THOUGHTS crosses 2,27,000 views.
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HUMAN RIGHTS DAY-December 10th

 

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It is said -man is born free but ever in chains! right or wrong debatable.
Rights go with duties; many a time humans forget their duties but demand
Their rights! Situation is not desirable! Humans have their rights of course
Today is “Human Rights Day” Tenth December to make aware of both in its course!
What are the Human Rights? Here is the list:
1. Marriage and Family. Every grown-up has the right to marry and have a family if they want to. Men and women have the same rights when they are married, and when they are separated.

2. The Right to our Own Things. Everyone has the right to own things or share them. Nobody should take our things from us without a good reason.

3. Freedom of Thought. We all have the right to believe in what we want to believe, to have a religion, or to change it if we want.

4. Freedom of Expression. We all have the right to make up our own minds, to think what we like, to say what we think, and to share our ideas with other people.

5. The Right to Public Assembly. We all have the right to meet our friends and to work together in peace to defend our rights. Nobody can make us join a group if we don’t want to.

6. The Right to Democracy. We all have the right to take part in the government of our country. Every grown-up should be allowed to choose their own leaders.

7. Social Security. We all have the right to affordable housing, medicine, education, and childcare, enough money to live on and medical help if we are ill or old.

8. Workers’ Rights. Every grown-up has the right to do a job, to a fair wage for their work, and to join a trade union.

9. The Right to Play. We all have the right to rest from work and to relax.

10. Food and Shelter for All. We all have the right to a good life. Mothers and children, people who are old, unemployed or disabled, and all people have the right to be cared for.

11 The Right to Education. Education is a right. Primary school should be free. We should learn about the United Nations and how to get on with others. Our parents can choose what we learn.

12. Copyright. Copyright is a special law that protects one’s own artistic creations and writings; others cannot make copies without permission. We all have the right to our own way of life and to enjoy the good things that art, science and learning bring.

13.A Fair and Free World. There must be proper order so we can all enjoy rights and freedoms in our own country and all over the world.

14. Responsibility. We have a duty to other people, and we should protect their rights and freedoms.

15. No One Can Take Away our Human Rights.

International Anti Corruption Day-December 9th

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Civilized Culture and Tremendous Tradition expect nobility
Everywhere and in every place for the joy of the society!
Doing one’s duty to the satisfaction of one’s conscience
Sure to make the individuals and the society peaceful!

Oh, My God what a degeneration and degradation witnessed today
To get the things done anywhere one has to grease the palms of others!
Warranting International Anti- Corruption Day all over the world
On Ninth December – since corruption has become Omnipresent!!

International Anti-Corruption Day  observed annually, on this day
Since the passage of the United Nations Convention Against Corruption on Thirty first  October Two thousand Three to raise public awareness for anti-Corruption; let not the society indulge in giving or  accepting.

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ONION OR OXYGEN?

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Normally I don’t repeat the posts for a second or third time. But making an exemption today I am repeating a post- my story that appeared in theHINDU in 2013- in the light of the
discussions that are taking place in the social media and the INDIAN PARLIAMENT for the reading and thinking for action of our esteemed viewers. Today the indispensable ONION is Rs.200/- per Kilo!!!

We cannot live without oxygen but we sure can without onion! Prices cannot go up when onions begin to rot!

In the days of spiralling inflation, when the cost of living soars, when the prices of milk to maida, banana to brinjal, carrot to capsicum, mango to melon skyrocket day by day, the middle class people are the worst hit. Governments and the party in power say they make all-out efforts to contain the prices. Economists quote several factors for price raise. The Opposition parties protest government policies for the pathetic conditions of the people but secretly welcome the difficult times so that they can win the next elections.

Maybe, what cannot be cured must be endured! But I use to wonder whether there is anything in the world that cannot be cured. When I was in my teens six decades ago, I was living at Karaikudi, a part of Chettinad in Tamil Nadu, where the dominant community was indeed rich, orthodox, highly philanthropic and well educated. I used to go out with my mother to the weekly shandy and distinctly remember her purchasing the weekly requirements of vegetables for a family of five for less than a rupee. The womenfolk of that dominant community of Chettinad would boycott any shop in the shandy if the cost there was a little higher than in the other shops. The way they treated the shop keeper charging a higher price was unique and the result was that the town was comparatively cheap and life was smooth. All due to the ‘will to resist’ on the part of housewives.

Sixty years since then, when I find myself helpless managing my household expenses, I wonder whether bringing down the cost of things rests with the government alone or, as an individual, can I have any influence on the uncontrolled rising costs?

Do I resist purchasing onion at Rs.200  or tomato at Rs. 50 a kg? Onion is not oxygen without which I cannot breathe! Supposing people do not purchase beans at Rs. 100 a kg, how long would the shopkeeper keep the vegetable on his shelves? — right from the wholesale merchant to my street vendor? If office-goers as a class desist using their petrol/diesel vehicles and choose public conveyance, won’t petrol price come down? If we boycott the auto drivers charging an unreasonably high fare, can they continue forever by fleecing the people?

Yes, onion is not oxygen! We cannot live without oxygen but we sure can without onion! Prices cannot go up when it begins to rot!

The writer’s email: nvsubbaraman@gmail.com)

It is now for us to decide  whether we can resist the rising prices if we are genuinely worried about it.

So  this much is for this week’s Sunday story. We shall meet tomorrow morning and till then GOODBYE!

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