NATIONAL BUFFET DAY January 2nd.

 

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Man eats to live or lives to eat-anyhow one has to for life and living
Methods of eating are indeed many to suit the occasions for enjoying!
Squating on the ground, cross legged keeping banana leave or dinner plate in front
Seating in the dining chair around the dining table and enjoying another!

Customary methods are these!Today second January for Americans
It is National Buffet Day national dining destination
T buffet restaurant offers a variety of selections, making it possible
For every member of the family to find what they want to eat.

A buffet system serves several food choices in a central location.
Patrons easily view and select the food to serve themselves.
Buffets are useful for feeding large groups of individuals at one time.
Hotels, restaurants, and conventions offer buffets as a convenient way
Of providing services to their customers and hosting events.

In a lighter vein, buffet lunch is for survival of the fittest
In a big hall with hundreds of the guests, who are timid and weak
May be left with nothing at the end -unless they jump and grab
What are available out of so many items-about two dozens!!!!!!

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November 29th SIRAPPULI NAYANAR IS 36* DAY!

IS36* Indian Saint 36

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In all religions in the world, we have messengers of God to guide the people
In Hinduism we have quite a few known as Nayanmars and Alwars
Sixty four Nayanmars and twelve Alwars dedicated to spread their beliefs.
One such nayanars of Shaivism-followers of Lord Shiva-whose day is today.

Sirappuli Nayanar, a Nayanar saint, venerated greatly in Shaivism.
Counted as the thirty-fifth in the list of sixty three Nayanars.
HE is described to have served the devotees of the god Shiva
And worshipped the God with various ritual practices-sacred!.

Sirappuli Nayanar was born in Thiruvakkur , Nagapattinam in Tamil Nadu.
A part of the Chola kingdom. a staunch devotee of Shiva, his family
Traditionally was memorizing and chanting the Vedas, most sacred scriptures.
Nayanar saint is praised as a “munificent giver” and called a “nimbus
Which rained wealth”.  prostrated before devotees. spoke sweet words
To his guests, fed them and presented them with gifts. A great sint he was!

The images of the Nayanars are found in  Shiva temples in Tamil Nadu.

NATIONAL PARFAIT DAY-November 25th

 

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Though said jocularly it has a meaning and merit all over
“Man living to eat or eating to live”=probably both are right for ever!
National Parfait Day is today the twenty fifth November
The Day kicks off breakfast, lunch, snack or dessert just right on this day!

This versatile dish serves up sweet or healthy in layers of goodness
Served in a specially styled glass, a parfait presents ingredients
In appealing layers. Fruit, yogurt or ice cream provide the basis
For transitions between nuts, chocolate or even whipped cream.

A French word that means “perfect”  to describe a kind of frozen dessert.
In the United States, parfaits are served in the traditional French style
Ingredients such as parfait cream, ice cream, gelato or pudding are layered
In a clear tall glass. They’re then topped with whipped cream, fruit or liquor

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WORLD KINDNESS DAY-November 13th.

 

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Being kind to all is indeed a noble quality for
All human beings, to be carefully developed right from
One’s childhood to last all through life that makes dearer to God!
World Kindness Day is today the thirteenth of November great!

World Kindness Day highlights good deeds in the community focusing
On the positive power and the common thread of kindness which is binding. Kindness is a fundamental part of the human condition which bridges the Divides- race, religion, politics, gender and zip codes.Kindness goes beyond!

Kindness not only towards humans- all creations of God deserve
Our kindness be shown to all birds and animals, plants and trees
May be stamping with our feet ants and cockroaches at home goes against
Virtue of KINDNESS. Plucking flowers too!Let us resolve to be kind to all!

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TALE OF A BLOGGER-35 “AMIDST THE MEXICAN POETS!”

Mexican poets with Mr. VA.Mu. Sethuraman, President of the Meet and others.

This TALE 35 will focus on a great event that took place on Wednesday, the ninth October this month in a fantastic and unique higher educational institution on the outskirts of the great city of Chennai .

The SOKA IKEDA COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCE FOR WOMEN, Chennai (an ISO certified Institution and the proud recipient of “THE INSTITUTION OF EXCELLENCE AWARD” conferred  by the Indian Council of Gandhian Studies, New Delhi) founded by

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Dr. Sethu Kumanan, one of the greatest educationists of Tamilnadu.

He is Dr. Sethu Kumanan hailing from the rural hamlet Kandaramanickam, Sivagangai District is the son of a very great and humane teacher Mr KR Sethu, who is a legend on his own. Mr Kumanan graduated from Raja Duraisingam Memorial College affiliated to Madurai Kamaraj University and pursued higher studies in Annamalai University.

He has a passion for teaching and he is a true educationist.

He has received innumerable awards including MUDIYARASAN AWARD on 7th inst. At Karaikudi.

He is a passionate writer. Our former President Dr. A.P.J. Abdulkalamji has appreciated him personally for his collection of poems written in Tamil.

He has written many books including Malaysia Manimakudam, Idayathul Israel, Masakthi Ikeda, Mexicovil Tamil Kavidaigal and Petra – A travelogue of the trip to Jordan – A compilation of photographs.

He has infinite talents in the film media and he had produced many short films like “Veeramangai Velunachiar”, a film on the brave historical women, “Ellaiyilla Paarvai” – Vision beyond boundaries. These films had the vision to create values in the younger generation. The short film titled “Kadavulai Kandaen “– Saw the Almighty – a real story of Sethu Bhaskara School student, “Bimbam” -to highlight the value of parents and the need to take care of them in their old age and the film titled “Kalviyin Kaimaru”-to inculcate the humane quality of compassion in the mind of everyone are some of his exemplary works and masterpieces.

He is the Correspondent & Managing Trustee of the Sethu Valliammal Educational Trust which renders yeomen service to the society by running many educational institutions of repute, which include:

Sethu Bhaskara Matric. Higher Secondary School (Recognised by Govt. of Tamilnadu), Pudur, Ambattur.

Dr. Ikeda Karunayagam, Anna Nagar West, Chennai.

Sethu Bhaskara Technical Institute, (Recognised by Govt. of India and Govt. of Tamil Nadu)Kandramanickam, Sivaganga Dist.

Soka Ikeda College of Arts & Science for Women (Affiliated to Madras University) , Madhanangkuppam, Chennai 600 099.

Sethu Irani Matriculation School, Kandramanickam.

Sethu Bhasakara Agricultural College and Research Foundation, Visalayankottai, Karaikudi.

Dr Sethu Kumanan holds the prestigious post of the Honorary Senate Member, Middle East University, Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates. He is the Editor & Publisher Iniya Ikeda ( An International Magazine) and the Managing Trustee, Village Community Hall – Sri Manickanachi Amman Marriage Hall, Kandramanickam, Sivagangai Dist.

He has visited many countries and participated in several International Poets Conferences. They are  Meets held in Turkey, Israel, Taiwan, Japan, Malaysia, Finland, Slovakia, S. Korea, Mexico, Greece, Romania, U.S.A, Switzerland, Australia, Mongolia and Hungary. He has visited more than 60 countries encompassing all the continents and far-flung areas like Arctic and Antarctic regions of the world.

Dr. Sethu Kumanan aspired to achieve something significant in the field of education. With the moral and financial support of his maternal uncle and father-in-law Mr Sethu Bhaskaran, he started a school in 1988 under the banner “Sethu Bhaskara Matriculation Higher Secondary School” at Pudur, Ambattur, Chennai 600 053 with just eight students. The school has now grown up with the guidance and support of numerous well-wishers to the extent of producing state ranks. The school strength is now nearly 8000.

The school imparts value-based education to children, who are mostly first-generation school-goers. Hailing from an economically backward family, Dr Sethu Kumanan could appreciate how financial difficulties could hinder the academic progress of an individual. Sethu Bhaskara MHS school offers concessions within its means and occasionally beyond, to the needy, so as not to deprive a child of knowledge just for want of money.

In Sethu Bhaskara, apart from offering free education and fee concessions to the wards of their staff, the school tries to extend the facility to other students also – parentless, fatherless, financially backward and on medical grounds. Around 248 students enjoy free education. These students and the visually- challenged will come under the banner Dr. Ikeda School Students. The meritorious students – proficient in academics as well in sports are given free education to encourage them and to motivate other students.

Sethu Bhaskara School enjoys the pride of being the first English Medium School in India to launch Integrated Education for the visually-challenged children. The School Management willingly and happily bears the responsibility of providing free education, transport, uniform etc. to the twenty-two visually-challenged students who are covered by this scheme.

The most striking part of this scheme is the mingling of these students with the students in the general stream, by which they attend classes along with the normal children in the regular classrooms. As these children are able to mingle with other students, they gain the confidence that they can cope up with the peers who have normal vision.

Dr. Sethu Kumanan strongly believes that it is not enough just to sympathise with the visually-challenged. Instead, we should see what best can be done for them. That is the reason why all efforts have been taken to initiate to help the visually-challenged enjoy their rights to live happily as others do, by giving them education, which is like eyes to every human being.

Dr. Sethu Kumanan started an Industrial Training Center in his native village Kandramanickam in the year 1997 “ Sethu Bhaskara I.T.C.” with an aim to make them capable bread-winners. The students are trained in different fields – Fitter, Wireman and Electrician etc. Around 300 students have successfully completed the course and are now comfortably placed locally and abroad. He has also started Sethu Irani Matric.Hr.Sec.School in the year 1998 to impart education to students in his native village. More than 500 students are studying.

Taken up by the viewpoint of the great Japanese philosopher Dr.Daisaku Ikeda, an enthusiastic educationist and ardent follower of Gandhian principles, Dr. Sethu Kumanan decided to follow his path. Dr.Ikeda, his mentor, fervently believes in educating the people of the rural area and in the empowerment of women. His adoration for this noble personality lead to the founding of a college exclusively for women, an institution to cater to the educational needs of the rural women in the name of the renowned educationist “ Soka Ikeda College of Arts and Science for Women, Chennai 600 099 in the year 2000. Rightly as the banner specifies, the college imparts value-based education.

It is a matter of pride that the college has been identified as the “Institution of Excellence” by the National Advisory Committee of Indian Council of Gandhian Studies, New Delhi for the services in the field of women’s education and empowerment.

The Father of our Nation has said, Agriculture is the backbone of our nation. However, it is disheartening to see that agriculture is being denied prominence and fields are being transformed to plots for construction. With a vision to revive the interest of the younger generation in farming, he has started Sethu Bhaskara Agricultural College and Research Foundation at Visalayankottai, Karaikudi Taluk, very close to his native place, Kandramanickam, Sivagangai District

Dr. Sethu Kumanan’s dreams are thus coming true by the Grace of God and the good wishes of countless well-wishers. There are yet many dreams of his to take shape, in the words of Robert Frost.

“And miles to go before I sleep And miles to go before I sleep”.

His service in the field of Education is tremendous. Pudur and Madhanangkuppam have found their place in the Indian map of education on account of Dr.Sethu Kumanan. Here is a great man who strives for women empowerment. Thanks to his noble vision, many girls of the rural area of Madhanangkuppam have become graduates and have been placed well in reputed organizations.

The best feature of his character is his humility. It is this humbleness that makes him all the more a great personality.

A helping hand to the needy “hands that help are better than the lips that pray.

Dr. Sethu Kumanan is a benevolent giver who is ready to help the needy. He has helped so many financially backward students in their education.

Dr. Sethu Kumanan hosted SIXTEEN Mexican Poets in the MEXICAN POETRY CENTER in his college referred to above in which several Indian poets including this blogger were invited. College was the venue of the Meet.

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The following Mexican Poets and Indian Poets participated in the Meet. With a well-laid agenda, there was an Exhibition and Presentation-Literature and Poetry, India, Japan and MEXICO.

After a pleasing invocation praying Lord Ganesha, Dr R. SandhyaChairman Dr.Sethukumanan addressed.  Madam Lakshmi welcomed the guests. All the Guests were honoured in our traditional manner.  After some discussions, poems were presented by all the participating poets.

HEARTY WELCOME SPANISH POETS!

India that is Bharat- my sacred holy Motherland great
Taught us “ATITHI DEVO BHAVA”-treat guests as Gods sure a treat!
Hearty welcome, learned Spanish poets-with a culture holy
You are welcome with your rich heritage and tradition jolly! (4)

Spanish literature- poetry, prose, and drama in thy language

In the Kingdom of Spain  development coincided with Catalan Literature, Galician gels well with Latin, Jewish, and Arabic traditions.  Literature of Spanish America important branch of Spanish literature, With its own particular characteristics from the earliest years of Spain’s Conquest of the Americas quite impressive worthy of gains!   (10)

In Medieval Spanish literature, vernacular Romance-based literature, Mix Muslim, Jewish, and Christian culture.  Great is the epic matured Poem Cantar de Mio Cid, written in eleven hundred and forty. Lyric Poetry in the Middle Ages has popular poems and the courtly poetry
Of the nobles. In the Renaissance important topic was art of poetry.  (15)
In romanticism era the beginning of the nineteenth century nice
Topics are: the poetry of Espronceda”>José de Espronceda and other poets-wise.
In modernism several currents appear: Parnasianism. Symbolism, And Creationism.  Around nineteen twenty younger group of poets
Began publishing works that revealed the extent to which younger
Artists were absorbing the literary experimentation of the earlier writers. Poets were closely tied to formal academia- wonderful creators!   (22)

The Spanish Civil War had an adverse impact on Spanish writing. Among the handful of civil war poets and writers, Miguel Hernández stands out. You are from such a glorious tradition!

We in Chennai extend warm welcome with admiration! (26)

Post Lunch there was a very nice cultural program by the students-dance and singing. The cultural program was well received by the visiting dignitaries.

 

On the whole the occasion was great and hard to get back ! Green memories will remain so for years to come!

Mexican poets  around the Rangoli greatly appreciated and enjoyed by them

(Photos sent by Prof. Kanmani of the college)

17th October- Anti-Poverty Day.

 

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Poverty manifests through hunger with no food available
Pity in HIS creation- people in poverty horrible
Go without food begging, stealing or fasting for years in life
Lacking employment and earn to take food and feed his family!

Affluent are many on their own or at the cost of others
Not ready to give and take care of those in poverty-alas!
Exploitation has its own impact negative on poverty.
Anti poverty Day is this day the seventeenth October!

Tamil Patriotic Poet Bharathiyar would say for sure:
No more exploitation of snatching the food of one by others
We shall make a rule and law; keep it forever- come what may
If any one goes sans food, we shall destroy the whole world-hey!

WORLD ELDER ABUSE AWARENESS DAY 15th June.

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Growing with age- called aging is natural and nothing uncommon
For all living things on earth- God has programmed nice very common
For men and women as they grow old-concomitant is poor health
Most of the aged financially down, mentally broken.

Need help from all- known unknown, friends-relatives-more from their children
Alas! Not only denied from all- but get abused in plenty.
Youngsters sit in the seats reserved for senior citizens, they stand
When questioned get abused-authorities just witnessing mutely bad.

WORLD ELDER ABUSE AWARENESS DAY is today, the June fifteenth
On this day I realize the seriousness and try to make
Others aware and think positive as to how to put an end
Before you and I become elders to be from abuses-amend!

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ENVIUS THOUGHTS crosses 1,50,000  views.

I am glad to share with you that with the 95th  view at 10.45 hrs today viz Friday  the Fifteenth (15th) June 2018 , total views of the BLOG  crossed historic ONE LAKH  AND FIFTY THOUSAND (1,50,000) from more than 210 countries  around the world on the 1204th day and 1257th post, thanks to your support and encouragement. Kindly continue.