REMINDING REWARDS!

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My beloved father used to advise us on all possible occasions that we must be doing something extraordinary in the world that will have a positive impact on the society!

This has been working in mind right from childhood and a stage has come at the age o0f 78+ to assess whether we I could come any where near my father’s advice.

I thought of sharing my thoughts on this subject with my esteemed viewers and the result is REMINDING REWARDS!

What are the REWARDS and what do they REMIND? Here is a list of awards God has blessed me with through several organizations and individuals connected:

LIST OF AWARDS

  1. Michel Madhusudhan Award, Kolkatta
  2. Admirable Achiever Award by United Writers Associaton of India Chennai.
  3. Fellowship of the United Writers’ Association of India, Chennai.
  4. NTR All India National Admirable Achievers Award,2018- Nellore
  5. Moziyaakkach chemmal saadhanaiyaaLar Award-by South India Social Cultural Academy, Chennai
  6. SEVA RATHNA by Kanchi Mutt, Kanchipuram.
  7. National Symposium of Poets 2019 Memento by AIR Chennai
  8. Award from National Book of Records.
  9. Award Asia Pacific Book of Records 2017
  10. Thamiz Thonral Award from Solaik kuyilkaL, Chennai.

.  11. Winged Word Award of International Socio-Literary Foundation    from Mangalore

12.Best Poet of the Year 2003 –Poets International, Bangalore.

13. Membership of the “International Writers Association” USA

14.“THIRUKKURAL NGAAYIRU” TYhiruvalluvar Vaazviyal Neri Sangam, Chennai

15.“Sirandha Manidha Neyar virudhu” –Karunaik karangaL, Chennai

16. Word press University’s LEIBSTER AWARD

17. Word press University’s Versatile Blogger Award.

18. World Records University UK ‘s Doctorate.

19. ARIVUK KALANJIYAM Award by MTS Academy, Chennai

20. Flamingo Award 2016 from Sulur Peta, AP

21. Flamingo Poetry Festival 2019 Certificate, Nellore

22. National Insurance Academy Pune 1998

23. INTHAMIZ INIYAR AWARD, Solaip pathippagam, Chennai.

24. KAVI MUKIL Award 2011, Solaip pathippagam, Chennai

25. Certificate from Amravati Poetic Prism 2016 Vijayawada,AP

26. World Academy of Arts and Culture certificate 2007, Chennai

27. Ilakkiyach ChudaroLi 2018, Chennai

28. Ilakkiyath thenral 2018, Chennai

29. Writers Forum Ranchi 1995,

30. Kavich chudaroLi 2017, Chennai.

31.Sindhanaich chirpi, Chennai

32. Kavi Nilavu, Chennai

33. Natchaththirak kavi, 2018, Chennai.

34. THANJAVOORIN PERUMAIK KURIYAVAR 2018-Ilakkiyaccholai, Chennai

35. 11th International Poetry Festival Certificate 2018, Guntur

36. Pongal Award 2019, Ilakkiyach cholai , Chennai

37. Kavimaamani- Kabilar Muthamiz sangam, Thirukkoyilur 2019.

38. World Union of Poets Italy Hon. Member of the WPU-Italy.2019.

39. Madurai Thisradwani Award 2013 for Translation of Pancha Rathna Keerthanas to Tamil from Telugu, Madurai

40. Jayendra Saraswathi Award 2013,

41. Kavich chigaram 2019, Chennai

42. “NEYA SUDAROLI” award, Kavi Oviya in May 2019.

43. ”விடுதலைக் கவிஞர்” 17/5/19 அனைத்துலக தமிழ் மன்றம்

44. Kannadasan Award-16.6.19 iLAKKIYACCHOLAI

45. National Icon Award from the Global Records and Research Foundation

 

I will be doing injustice to the Organizations and individuals if I discuss how far I deserve these Rewards as they are all great in their own way and have not given the rewards casually or just like that for fun. They have their consideration before deciding on the reward and to whom they are given.

Just an ordinary Mathematics graduate of 1961 through Alagappa College affiliated to Madras University and employed in premier Life Insurance Corporation of India for four decades and more- nothing to do with literature! But almost all the above rewards are for literary achievements only! That looks a paradox!

God’s grace propelled an urge in me and in deference to my father’s constant motivation to achieve something in life I put up my efforts and the result is seen in the above rewards.

செயற்கரிய செய்வார் பெரியர்; சிறியர்

செயற்கரிய செய்கலா தார்     (குறள் 26)

The small the path of ease pursue

The great achieve things rare to do (KuraL 26)

I used to say that Thiruvalluvar from his heavenly abode guide me ever and takes me by his hand once I step out of my home and bring me back safe and sound along with Barathiyar and Mahatma Gandhi! In conjunction with my father’s dinning, I put in my efforts in the literary field and by HIS grace, I could achieve something and the lst furnished above is a proof.

BUT THEN……………………………….These REWARDS are constantly REMINDING me not to feel great and take rest but go on with your efforts.

Yes that is how I would say about my Blog ENVIUS THOUGHTS in https://nvsr.wordpress.com which is today 1594 days old with 1637 posts- without a day’s break since 25th February 2015! This Blog has earned me a place of HONOR in the ASIA-PACIFIC BOOK OF RECORDS which in turn has made the WORLD RECORDS UNIVERSITY UK to offer me an honorary Doctorate.

The NATIONAL ICON Reward by the GLOBAL RECORD AND RESEARCH FOUNDATION is based on the Blog crossing TWO LAKH VIEWS from more than 200 countries in the world! This constantly reminds me to continue a post every day without fail ‘as long as possible’! – of course “as long as possible” is a million dollar question!

Writing a poem every day from Monday to Saturday and a Sunday story  for every Sunday quite a drain on my mind and body. But these REMINDING REWARDS make me not to look back but proceed with my work –doing as a duty- leaving the fruit for God to decide. BUT DUTY IS OF COURSE A PLEASURE!

Well my dear viewers-sufficient I believe for the week. More than TWO LAKH VIEWS of the Blog, REMINDING REWARDS will give me strength sufficient to think and write every day without fail with God’s GRACE AND BLESSINGS!

My only request and appeal to all my esteemed viewers is only to give me your honest feedback on the Blog and if you feel either the lay out, topics, contents, method will make you more at ease in viewing, definitely I will improve my style. After all a writer, a poet or a singer only needs his admirers to be at ease and comfort and enjoy. Be free to send your kind feedback. We shall meet tomorrow and till then may GOD BE WITH YOU! GOOD BYE!

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REMINDER OF REWARDS
COME WHAT MAY! CONTINUE YOUR LITERARY ACTIVITIES TO DO AND ACHIEVE SOMETHING GREAT AND YOUR BELOVED FATHER FROM HIS HEAVENLY ABODE WILL ENJOY AND CONTINUE HIS BLESSINGS TO YOU.
GOD ALWAYS STANDS BY THE SIDE OF THE TRUE, SINCERE AND HONEST WORKERS WHEREVER THEY ARE AND WORKING.
REWARDS OR NO REWARDS, WORK CONSCIENTIOUSLY -“ACTION IS THY DUTY-FRUIT IS NOT THY CONCERN” LORD KRISHNA’S DIVINE WORDS. WHAT HE TOLD ARJUNA EQUALLY APPLIES TO ALL ON EARTH!
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Photo by S. Nivetha.

INTERNATIONAL YOGA DAY June 21

 

Yogis and Yoga –proud contribution of India that is Bharath
For the health and harmony of people around the world-very great!
Unfortunate in India we attach not great faith and belief
At times we  hear derisive comments too- a misfortune indeed!

Yoga  invaluable gift of India’s ancient tradition
Embodying unity of mind and body; thought and action;
Restraint and fulfillment; harmony between man and nature;
Holistic approach to health and well-being.  to discover  sense of oneness!

My beloved father was my Yoga Master- from age ten he taught us
Mathsyaasana, mayuraasana, dhanuraasana, sarvaangasana
Sirsaasanaa and savaasanaa all to last for minutes forty five
Immediately after morning walk and then bath in cold water!

International Yoga Day is today the Twenty First of June
For the past five years, to raise global awareness about
Benefits of  ancient Indian practice.  resolution on this
Was introduced by India’s Ambassador to United Nations
One hundred and seventy seven joined as co-sponsors,
Highest number ever for any General Assembly resolution.
Adopted under the agenda of ‘Global Health and Foreign Policy,’
Recognized Yoga “provides a holistic approach to health and well-being”
And  beneficial for the health of the world population.

THEME FOR INTERNATIONAL YOGA DAY this year
Is Climate Action. Yoga our ancient physical,
Mental and spiritual practice! ‘‘yoga’ to join or to unite,
Union of body and consciousness,” “continues to grow in popularity” .

 

 

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SIRSAASANAA-how to? NOT ME!!!!!!

TILL WE SEE THE HEAVEN!

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Great country, great people
Noble thoughts, noble deeds
Hallowed Himalayas, reverberating rivers
Fertile fields, magnificent minerals
Fascinating forests, flora and fauna
Lovely languages, lovely people
Seers and saints, philosophers and scientists
Variety of knowledge, variety of culture
Unity in diversity all that we nurture
Love is God, Truth is God
All that we preach sure with nod
Values of life piously pursued!
Ichobad – glory going?

Old order changeth yielding place to new
New order bringeth glory in high view
Along with growth, greed and selfishness in a few
Negative values spread in all its hue!

Older people lamenting loss of values
Younger ones losing faith in moral values
Middle ones mooring neither here nor there
Ship of the Nation inching without care!

What a great people
What a great fall
Violence, betrayal, backstabbing
Jealousy, ingratitude, high cheating
Falsehood, corruption, dishonesty
Deceptions, treachery, infidelity
All that hinders Nation’s progress
All that plunders people’s wealth
All we need is a Mahatma’s lead
All we plead is noble deed
Another form of freedom struggle
To ensure peace and plenty free from peril!
Shall we get another Mahatma
To involve the intellectuals
To galvanize the society
To integrate the fractured nation
To infuse faith and confidence
To inject oneness and brotherhood
To lift us from lethargy and indifference!

Of! my beloved Mother Bharath!
Let me set my vision so high
Let my Bharath soar to sky
Let these winged words fly and fly
Till we see the Heaven so nice!

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MARTYR VANCHI DAY June 17th.

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A revolutionary freedom fighter he was from Tamil Nadu
Not emotional he was but quite rational and sensible!
Unable to digest the atrocities committed on Indians
Decided to do away with a collector connected with
Jallianwala Bagh massacre! Shooting was a sure way
And he did it with all his determination, ended his life too!

Our holy Motherland India that is Bharath
Won its freedom in a hardway under the great son
Mahatma Gandhi who galvanized the Society
With his qualities noble sure victoriously!

Thousands from the East and West, North and South
Sacrificed their all for the nation including youth!.
One was the powerful Vanchinathan from the South
Whose memorial day is today observing worth.

Remembered for gunning dead Ashe, British Collector
In Maniyachi station in a train and later
Committed suicide avoiding shameful arrest.
Let us salute the hero of the Movement earnest

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J B N TWENTY FIVE TODAY!

JBN Silver Jubilee Celebration program

One of the leading premier Public Sector Organizations of India that is Bharath our holy Motherland is LIFE INSURANCE CORPORATION OF INDIA which was my Alma mater for more than four decades where I learnt the Art and Science of Life and Living! I make my bread and butter even today at past 78!
I have served this great Institution in different parts of the country-Tamilnadu, Andhra Pradesh, Rajasthan- and as a part of our Central Office in Maharashtra.  I have travelled far and wide India for my official duties!
Corporation has developed housing in a very gigantic manner for its employees in some places and for its POLICY HOLDERS in many centers.
Housing for its policy holders is done and in many centers called JEEVAN BIMA NAGAR. In that way we have Jeevan Bima Nagars in places like Mumbai, Bangalore, Kolkatta, Delhi, Chennai etc.
Since my last transfer in service in 1998 from Kadapa, Andhra Pradesh to Chennai I have been a resident of JEEVAN BIMA NAGER, CHENNAI where I own a two bedroom flat which I purchased in 1995 when I was in Salem at a total cost of Rs.5, 75,000 including registration charges. A beautiful Nagar by itself one of the biggest in Chennai 944 Flats, Community Hall, Kids World, Youth World, Women’s World etc   within a compound wall and has FIVE  gates in a vast  area under  Ambattur Municipality. –

A quarter century is gone since the colony- a mini BAARATHA NIVAS was born-citizens from North and South, East and West and center – a mini township well taken care of by the office bearers of the JEEVAN BIMA NAGAR FLAT OWNERS WELFARE ASSOCIATION – a Registered Body duly constituted and having a well drafted constitution and bye laws approved by the Government authority right from 1994. Office bearers since inception have been giving their best for the development of the colony and the welfare of the residents. In fact one can confidently say that this JEEVAN BIMA NAGAR IS A MODEL COLONY in Chennai as of now.

The following are SILVER JUBILEE YEAR OFFICE BEARERS:

President: Mr. C. Sundararajan.
Secretary: Mr. P. Boominathan
Treasurer: Mr. Radhakrishnan

Here is my Tamil poem presented on a happy occasion which talks about the greatness of this Jeevan Bima Nagar:. .

ஒற்றுமை ஓங்கவே!

ஒற்றுமை ஒற்றுமை ஒற்றுமை
வேற்றுமையிலும் ஒற்றுமை
ஓங்கவேண்டும் ஒற்றுமை
நாடும் வீடும் ஓங்கிட
வேண்டும் நாட்டில் ஒற்றுமை
வேண்டும் உலகில் ஒற்றுமை!

ஜீவன் பீமா நகரிது
பாரத விலாச நகரிது!                                 8
வடக்கும் தெற்கும்
கிழக்கும் மேற்கும்
கூடி வாழும் நகரிது!

கோலம் கூட ஒற்றுமை
காட்டிக் கொடுத்த நகரிது!
முதற் பரிசும் இரண்டாம் பரிசும்
பெற்றதந்த கோலமே!
ஜீவன் தந்த நகரிது                                   16
பீமா செய்த நகரிது  !
ஜீவன் பீமா நகரிது
நாட்டுக்கே எடுத்துக் காட்டும்
நமது வலிவு மிக்க ஒற்றுமை!

நல்ல சங்கம் நமது சங்கம்
நல்ல வழி காட்டும் சங்கம்
வாழ்க நகரம் வாழ்க சங்கம்
வாழ்க மக்கள் அனைவரும்!                           24

அமைதியும் ஒற்றுமையும்
கைகோர்த்து நடக்கட்டும்!
மகிழ்ச்சியும் மானுடமும்
பெருமையோடு பறக்கட்டும்!
நாடும் நாமும் ஒன்றெனப்
பாடுவோம் இந்நாளிலே
ஏடெடுத்து எழுதுவோம்
என்றும் நின்று நிலைக்கவே!`                              32.

சேலத்தில் இருக்கையிலே செய்தி வந்தது
சேலத்து மாம்பழமாய் இனிமை தந்தது
ஜீவன் பீமா நகர் பிறக்க வழி வகுத்தனர்
ல்லமுறையில் நாமும் வாழப் பாதை தெரிந்தது!

என்ன இந்த இடத்தில் நமது வீடா
என்ற ஐயம்  பிடுங்கித் தின்றது!
வந்து விட்டேன் ஆறு லட்ச விலைகொடுத்தே!
அந்த நாள் முதல் இந்த நாள் வரை                              40
வந்த நண்பர்கள் வளர்ந்து வந்தனர்!

நல்ல சங்கம் அமைத்து நம்மை
நன்றாய் பேணிக் காத்தனர்!
என்னவெல்லாம் செய்ய வேண்டும் என்று
எண்ணிப்பார்த்தனர் அனைவரையும் ஒன்றாக
அணைத்துச் சென்றனர்! அன்றிருந்த நிலைமைதனை
நினைத்துப் பார்க்கிறேன்!

மேடு பள்ளம் அத்தனையும் நேராக்கினர்                         48
பாடுபட்டு மரங்கள் வைத்துப் பசுமையாக்கினர்
எத்தனையோ வளர்ச்சி என்று
வியந்து நிற்கிறேன்!சிரம் தாழ்த்தி நன்றிதனை
சொல்லி மகிழ்கிறேன்! அவர்கள் பட்ட பாட்டினையே
எண்ணிப் பார்க்கிறேன்! காலை மாலை இரவு என்று
தண்ணீராய் கடமை புரிந்தனர்!காலனியை மேம்படுத்தி மகிழ்ச்சி கொண்டனர்!
என் வீட்டை நான் காப்பது எனது கடமை
என்பதனை என்றும் எண்ணி நடந்து செல்கிறேன்!
கால் நூற்றாண்டை நாமும் கடந்திருக்கிறோம்
மேலும் பல்லாண்டு காலம் மகிழ இருக்கிறோம்1

வாழ்க நகர், வாழ்க சங்கம், வாழ்க மக்கள் என்று கூறி
முரசம் கொட்டுவோம்! இதய கீதம் பாடுவோம்!                  61

In ENGLISH:

Unity , unity,unity
Unity in diversity
To flourish is unity
Home and nation to prosper
Need is national unity
Need is universal unity
Jeevan Bima Nagar is this
Baratha vilas township is this
North and South!                                    8
East and Wes
Unitedly live heret
Even the drawings in front of homes
Displayed sense of unity in colony!
First and second prizes
Annexed by these two drawings!
Jeevan given town is this
Bhīma made town is this                            16
Jeevan Bhīma Nagar is this  !
Model to the whole Nation
Is our unity, strong unity!
Good Association is our Association
Good guidance giving Association
Hail the Nagar hail the Association
Long live all the people!                 24
Peace and unity
Walk with hand in hand
Happiness and humanism
Let fly with pride!
Nation and we are one
Let us sing on this day
Write in our golden books
To last forever!`                                                 32.
News came when I was in Salem
Sweet like Salem Mango it was
Way was laid for the birth
Jeevan Bima Nagar in mirth
Road was seen for our happy life!
IS this the place where we have our house
Doubt began to nag our mind!
Came here purchasing for six lakhs!
From that day to this day
Friendship with many developed
Good association was formed and
Take care of us sound!
What all to be done
Was their constant thought
Took all of us as one together! Think I                                48
The condition that prevailed then
Ups and downs in the roads were leveled
Planting sapplings they made colony go green
So much of development delighted I am
Bowing my heads I gratefully thank them
Morn day and night- never an issue
Did their duties as the water does
Found joy and happiness at the developed Nagar
My duty it is to maintain my flat nice
Conscious I am and do take care
Quarter century we have walked together
Very many more years we are to enjoy
Hail to thee our Nagar, our Association, our people
Let us trumpet aloud and sing the song of joy!                           62

!Here is an English acrostic poem by Miss. S. Nivetha of 12th Block – National Book of Records for Children holder for having been the youngest Poet Delegate in the International Multi Lingual Poets Meet held at Vijayawada in 20016 when she was in her 12th standard and presented her poem.

LONG LIVE JBNFOWA

S.Nivetha
12/2045, JBN, Chennai

Long live our great Jeevan Bima Nagar
Outstanding services to the residents
New and innovative steps are taken
God bless the Association and members!

Living is pleasant in the colony
I have so many good friends here nice
Very many worlds’ here-kids to women
Enjoyable for all the residents!

Jeevan Bima Nagar creation of LIC
Better than any other private promoters’
Nice indeed is so much of vacant pace
Functions of all celebrated very nice
Owners and rented families in peace
Welfare of all taken care of sure
All will live in unity and harmony pure!

(This is an acrostics poem where reading of the first letter of each line gives the title of the poem
“LONG LIVE JBNFOWA”)

We about 900 families,  residents of JEEVAN BHIMA NAGAR numbering around 4000 enjoy our lives- with the schools, shops, markets, temples, churches and mosques, buses and bus stops nearby.

Silver jubilee celebrations are on with great enthusiasm and happiness! Golden Jubilee celebrations are just another twenty five years near!!!!

JBN Chennai Community Hall.

CRAZY MOHAN ON PARTHI BABA

 

Painting of Sathya Sai Baba by Crazy Mohan

67 year old Mr Crazy Mohan, an Engineering Graduate from Guindy College of Engineering Chennai, one of the leading actors in the Tamil tinsel world was a staunch devotee of Puttaparthi Sathya Saibaba. Mr. Mohan  also a Tamil poet wrote the Tamil poem given below after Mahasamadhi of Swami.

Unfortunately Mr. Mohan, known as CRAZY MOHAN passed away on 12th inst. and as a tribute to Mr. Crazy Mohan’s  devotion to Swami, ENVIUS THOUGHTS presents today  the poems in Tamil and duly translated to English for the read and response  of our esteemed viewers.

Crazy Mohan’s poem on Swami

கெட்டபுத்தி நீக்கி, கலியில் அடியார்க்கு
இட்டபூர்த்தி செய்து இகபரத்தை – புட்டபர்த்தி
சாயி பகவான், சகஜமாய்த் தந்தவர்
போயி வருவார் புவிக்கு….(1)

சத்திய சாந்த சிவசுந் தரமாக
இத்தரை தோன்றும் இதுவுறுதி – அத்தினம்
நோயிநொடி இல்லா நிலையிங்(கு) உருவாக
சாயி பகவான் சரண்….(2)

நகரசங் கீர்த்தனையாய் நாமெல்லாம் சேர்ந்து
அகர உகர மகர – சிகரத்தை
சாயிராம் என்றுரத்துச் சொல்லிக் குரல்கொடுப்போம்
பாயுவார் மீண்டும் புவிக்கு….(3)

கரசே வகர்கள் கடைசியாய்க் காண
வருசமயம் தாராய் வரங்கள் – அரசியல்
வ்யாபா ரிகள்வந்தால் வீறுகொண்டு வானிருந்து
பாபா அரிமாவாய்ப் பாய்….(4)

அல்லாவும் ஏசுவும் கல்லாலின் ஈசனும்
பல்லா யிரக்கணக்கில் பக்தரும் – எல்லோரும்
சாயி பகவான் சமாதி அடைந்திடும்
கோயில் புகுந்தார் குனிந்து….(5)….

– கிரேசி மோகன்

 

Translation in English:

Ridding bad qualities, in this Kali age, of his devotees
Fulfilling their desires both here and hereafter – Like breeze
Puttaparthi Sai Bhagawan blessed us fine
He will be back on this Earth again (1)

Truth and peace, auspiciousness and beauty
Will fill this Earth with certainty
That day will end all illness and suffering
In Sai Bhagawan we take refuge, as offering. (2)

We get together to do nagara sankeerthanam
Reach the peaks of akaram, ukaram and makaram
Let us give a loud chorus of His divine name
And he will rush back to this Earth again (3)

When those who serve come for Darshan last
Bless them with boons, kind and fast
When political brokers stand in line
From above please roar like a lion (4)

Allah and Jesus and Easwara under the Tree
Millions of devotees – and everyone
Enter the temple with heads down
Where Bhagawan settled in Mahasamadhi (5)

Crazy Mohan

FUNNY INDEED!

 

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What a funny thing it is
No time for prayer, satsang we miss
No time to read or write we wish
No time to be with friends we think
No time to serve the needy who sink
No time to visit shrines that lift
FUNNY INDEED
WE MANAGE TIME THAT DIES!

Twenty four hours a day
Seven days a week
Four weeks a month
Twelve months a year
Hundred years to live!

No time to spend the way we need
Paradox unsolved in life indeed!
Wasting, gossiping, frittering avoided
Getting up early much before sun rise
Planning your work, being punctual nice
Gets you all the time you need to size!

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