Children Victims of Aggression–June 4 …

 

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”International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression”
Is today the Fourth June! Atrocious indeed- quite unfair position,
United Nations observance of fourth June every year.
Since Nineteen Eighty Two focusing on victims of Lebanon War!

Purpose expanded to “acknowledge the pain suffered by children
Throughout the world who are the victims of physical, mental and
Emotional abuse.Affirms the United Nation’s commitment
To protect the rights of children-future of any country!.

For the sins of elders unfair to put the innocent children to
Untold sufferings.United Nations have responsibility to
Protect them from all mishandlings – good now on the wane
Let us in our own way nurture positively children of the world!

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WELCOME JUNE!

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Hearty WELCOME to JUNE forms the content for this week’s Sunday Story in Envius Thoughts! Children and elders were enjoying a nice vacation in the last two months! School holidays mean children can enjoy a larger sleep, no need to get up early, prepare themselves for the school/college, get up as they liker, have frood as they wish, play as they feel in the hot sun notwithstanding! Naturally when the children are not in a hurry, parents too feel a little leisurely! Visiting friends and relatives, kith and kin, local and away-in fact a great time in a year to enjoy- no matter Sun is at his worst in May! Parks and play grounds, private and public full of activities all through the summer vacation! Cool drink shops- ever the people in que- requesting cold Apple juice, Banana milk shake, carrot juice, grape juice, ice cream of any flavor, jack fruit juice, keerani juice,lemon juice, mango milk shake, mulaampaza juice, orange juice, pomo juice,rose milk, sweet lemon juice, water melon juice and what not!
Coconut water, sugar cane juice and palmyra tree gifted NUNGU will do enormous good to our health during summer.

Sommer coming happily water scarcity scaring at the society! Very hard to believe that a tanker of water normally available for Rs 800 or so, shot up to 3000 rupees-horrible indeed! When the Government says there is no water for supplying, where do these thousands of private water tankers get water uninterruptedly- a million dollar question! Government’s apathy, insensitivity, in efficiency?????????????????????.
Summer season travel horrible again-notwithstanding extra fleet of buses, long distance bus standing travel! In spite of advanced train bookings, non availability for those who have to make urgent journeys! People standing in the toilets in the second class compartment! Not imaginasry but the actual experience of this blogger!!!

When children go out for play under the hot sun, on the one side parents feel relieved that the children are not making life horrible sitting at home- on the other worried that playing in hot sun may affect the health of the children!
But look at the pitiable condition of the sweepers, cleaners -street beautifiers who have to work in hot sun or otherwise! There are similarly placed workers everywhere.
There is a period called AGNI NATCHATHIRAM -this year it was from May 3rd to 29thy during which period sun rays will be at the worst and no fan, Ac etc can be of much help!When the sea breeze sets in the coastal areas, evenings may a little pleasant. I use to enjoy for a few minutes intermittently when I go for my morning walk between three and four and evening 5 and 6 in our Youth World in Jeevan Bima Nagar , Chennai where I live.

This June has a special significance for all of us-  the residents of JEEVAN BIMA NAGAR which is celebrating SILVER JUBILEE on 15th and 16th in a magnificent manner- bringing out the talents within the colony and from outside to provide wholesome joy to the inmates of the colony.

A rare and happy occasion for all of us especially the seniors like me as  we can enjoy GOLDEN JUBILEE only from our HEAVENLY ABODE!
I recollect my Haiku poems on SUMMER which I give below though a repeat of long back:

Among the seasons Four
Summer has its own charm
Here are some Haiku nice
Enjoy/suffer along with summer!

1
Summer and winter
Part of Nature – God made sure
Accept with heart pure!
2
Summer is pleasant
To write “Mid summer night’s dream”
Sky throws a crescent!
3
Summer and winter
Brings out the great truth of life
Hot and cold glitter!
4
Sure the world needs both
Hot summer and cold winter
Ensure peoples’ growth!
5
Hot summer brings joy
To my children, the schools close
Nice time to enjoy!
6
Summer has glory
For all of us to enjoy
Can make a story!
7
Summer is pleasant
To all those who have a mind
To taste the crescent!
8
Summer can be cold
As cold as Himalayas
Mind to be quite bold!
9
Great summer showers
Bring mice relief, joy and cheers
Nature’s strong powers!
10
Summer gets flowers
Exotic and excellent
People in great cheers!

Summer knows no discrimination. It is equally harsh for all-big or small, rich or poor, men or women, employed or unemployed, well read or ill read!
Well June has just arrived bringing cheers and responsibilities, activities and attendant duties. Monsoon is expected to arrive shortly. Schools and colleges are to be opened for yet another onset of academic year. Payment of heavy fees, purchase of loads of books and notebooks for children. For my entire studies from Class one to University course, I would not have spent a lakh! Today a school nearby is collecting a couple of lakhs of rupees for PRE KG/LKG.! Is it education has become so costly and quality proportionately increased! Parents paying capacity increased!
I remember in late fifties I walked 16 miles a day for to-fro college in Karaikudi for want of 2+2 = 4 annas for college bus! Today boys and girls of elementary and high school classes go by school bus for a school that is just 500 meters from home in my colony! Naturally we find 4th or 6th standard boys and girls awkwardly OBESE!
One thing I have to admit is that the present day students in all ages are much more intelligent and better general knowledgeable than what I was at that stage!
Well wishing a happy and successful new academic year, we end this sunday story at this stage. Till we meet tomorrow as usual may GOD BE WITH YOU!

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NATIONAL MISSING CHILDREN DAY May 25th.

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Missing dog and missing children form part of daily news in papers
Missing how and where a big question eluding answers pitiable!
Missing children, boys and girls, men and women of all ages horrible
Poor kith and kin in understandable agony till traced or return!

Really missing accidentally, kidnapped by organized gangs
Troubles the minds. Children especially for earning through begging!
International Missing Children’s Day is today Twenty Fifth May
Awareness event observed every year on this day!

Aims are to place a spotlight on the issue of child abduction,
Educate parents on safeguarding measures to protect their children
And honour those who have never been found and seen ever.
Society must be vigilant about such gangs and so the security wing.

 

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International Families Day May 15th.

No man is an island by himself-he is a part of his family,
His family part of the society. society is part of the world
Naturally one has to follow the norms-noble norms of the family
Society and the world to make living pleasant and harmonious!

International Day Of Families is today the fifteenth May
Highlighting importance of families – basic units of society.
United Nations General Assembly announced fifteenth of May be
Observed as such reflecting importance that the international
Community attaches to families as basic units of society
And its concern regarding their situation around the world!

Unfortunate joint family system yielded place to individual
Family -shrunk in size to nucleus family with parents and one or two
Offsprings! May be the need of the times to reduce the stress and strain
Of a big family! If peace and pleasure are ensured we agree-and God bless!

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TELL A STORY DAY-April 27th.

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Elders remember their parents telling a story every day before sleep
Lovely days were they adding knowledge in different domains through their stories!
We  in these days have failed to do to our children unfortunate in a way
Necessitating this day APRIL Twenty Seventh TELL A STORY DAY!

Our great epics Ramayana and Mahabharata when told in daily doses
For years when young get ingrained in mind to last till last breath
The best method to make the children aware of hoary tradition
And wonderful culture to be practiced for ever-society to prosper!

National Tell a Story Day of America is today. People of all ages share
All kinds of stories this Day. Whether it’s read from a book, one from their
Imagination or an actual story from a childhood memory-the day to gather friends
And family and share those stories.Libraries around the country participate.
In National Tell A Story Day with special storytelling times for children.

Storytelling an ancient practice used to hand down knowledge
From one generation to the next. It’s a wonderful way to pass on family traditions,
Histories, and long told tales and can be entertaining as well as educational.
Some of the best stories come from real life experience.

Many enjoy listening to their grandparents share their stories about
When they were growing up. Spending time telling stories with family,
Friends and loved ones- time for all to learn from each other,
To remember and to grow closer together.

National Tell A Story Day – April 27, 2018

NATIONAL WALK TO WORK DAY-April 5th.

 

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Walking is the best physical exercise one can think of
For maintaining health spick and span!Walking a must-one must be proud of
Alas! What I walked sixteen miles a day from home to college in sixties
I allow not my children walk a kilometer-give them scooter and car!

School just three hundred meters away near my colony
Rent in the colony soars because of the proximity
Alas! Children sent by school van paying heavy each month!
No wonder boys and girls in teens are obese and look ugly!

Today April fifth -“National Walk to Work Day”- to awaken
The public to the need for walk and to show its significance
At least let us cycle if our work place is a little far
Health and money are equally important to all in the world!

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CHILDREN’S BOOK DAY!

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Books indeed are our companions great making us knowledgeable
Our assets and treasures by all means till our life time available
Great habit of book reading is noble lasts from cradle to the grave
Let us therefore cultivate the habit in the children here and now!

All have our favorite books from childhood, that set the tone for our
Imaginations, that bring back memories of home when we remember them,
Some small comfort when we run our fingers over the well-worn and
Loved spines of the stories of our youth. Lovely experience sure!

Investing in books more valuable than in dress and ornaments
Ever lasting wealth that can be bequeathed to our heirs later!
Second April today is “Children’s Book Day” a great day
To discuss at home withy all and start a home library fast!

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Our library at my abode in Chennai.