International Olympic Day-June 23rd.

International Olympic Day 2020 Theme, Quotes, Celebration ...

Indeed it is  a great honor to be a part of the Olympic team
In any part of the world! It indicates the prowess of the
Individual’s efficiency in the world of sports- of any branch!
Twenty Third June today is International Olympic Day!

Olympic Day is a celebration of sport, health, and being the best
One can be. It invites everyone around the globe to be active.
Participants from all over the world will commemorate the day
International Olympic Committee was founded in Eighteen
Ninety Four. Olympic Day is today and people across the world
Celebrate by getting active. We  can join in! Olympians  a source of
Inspiration and motivation during these tough times with their energy
And positivity: their home workouts have helped  stay moving and their
Stories keep us mindful during lock-down!.

Today the Olympic Movement  celebrates Olympic Day by creating
The world’s largest twenty four hour digital-first Olympic workout.

How India can win 50 Olympic medals in 2024 - Rediff Sports

How Much Is an Olympic Medal Worth in India? - India Real Time - WSJ

FIRST INDIAN WOMAN ON MT. EVEREST!

Bachendri Pal-IndiaTV

In the year 1984, Bachendri Pal became the first Indian woman and fifth woman in the world to reach on top of Mount Everest.

Himalayas -the Home of Lord Shiva and sages several!
As the loftiest mountains on Earth,  Himalayas  embody
Highest ideals and aspirations. sight of their sublime peaks,
Soaring high and clean above the dusty, congested plains ,
For centuries inspired visions of transcendent splendor and
Spiritual liberation. Puranas, ancient works of Hindu mythology,
Say of  Himalayas: In the space of a hundred ages of the Gods,
Glories of Himachal where Siva dwells and where the Ganges
Falls like the tendril of a lotus from the foot of Vishnu.
In no other mountains  Found Mount Kailas and Lake Manasarovar.
As the dew is dried up By the morning sun, so are the sins of
Mankind by the sight of Himachal!
We salute  first Indian woman Bachendra Pal who reached the great peak!

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MOUNT EVEREST

I MISSED NCC!

Having been a TROUP LEADER for about years five in school, I should
Have joined the NATIONAL CADET CORPS in my college days-I missed !
May be reasons adduced now- walking to college up and down miles sixteen
Where is the time and health needed for N C C cadet- natural NO!

The National Cadet Corps  the youth wing of Armed Forces – Headquarters
At New Delhi open to school and college students on voluntary basis.
A Tri-Services Organisation, comprising the Army, Navy and Air Wing,
To groom the youth  into disciplined and patriotic citizens.

A voluntary organisation recruiting cadets from high schools,
Colleges and universities. given basic military training in  arms and parades.
No liability for active military service once they complete their course.
The  uniformed youth organization. with motto  ‘Unity and Discipline’.

Though for long in existence in forms and names different from time to time
The current format came into being on Fifteenth July Nineteen Forty Eight!
Girls Division raised  to for equal opportunities to school and college  girls.
NCC curriculum  extended to  community development and social service
As a part of the NCC syllabus since Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru for its growth.

During Indo-Pakistani war and Bangladesh-Pakistani war
NCC cadets were the second line of defense.  organised camps to assist
Ordnance factories, supplying arms and ammunition to the front and also as
Patrol parties to capture enemy paratroopers. They also worked with
Civil Defence authorities and  took part in rescue works and traffic control.
NCC syllabus revised. laid greater stress on developing
Qualities of leadership andOfficer like qualities.   importance
Given to social service and youth Management.

NCC Motto and Aim “Unity and Discipline”  In living up to its motto,
One of the greatest cohesive forces  Bringing together
The youth hailing from different parts of the country and made them
Into united, secular and disciplined citizens of the nation!

N C C Girl

 

N C C Boy

P S This post is at the instance of my great friend and former colleague Mr. Clifford Martis retired Executive Director, Life Insurance Corporation of India and now settled in Bangalore.  LIC in fact is my Alma mater where I learnt the art of life and living.

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April 22nd. EARTH DAY

Take Action | Earth Day

Twenty second April today is a nice day-EARTH DAY being observed
In the whole world with the threatening CORONA DV19 on its top!
Yet Earth is Earth and Earth Day is Earth Day!It is Fifty years old this day!
Earth Day observed around the world today  demonstrating support for
Environmental protection. First celebrated Fifty years ago in
Nineteen Seventy. Today  it includes events coordinated globally by
The Earth Day Network in about two hundred  countries in the world!
Let us all respect Mother Earth- Loving and serving all on earth!

Rightly we name the EARTH, home of all living beings, as “mother Earth”
Born we are, brought up and live in her lap –our beloved Mother since birth
Sure to be respected and taken care of as our sacred mother
Keeping clean and neat and beautyful! –in man’s cap a nice feather!

April 21st- WORLD CREATIVITY AND INNOVATION DAY

World created by the Omnipotent, Omniscient and Omnipresent
Cannot grow and develop sans creativity and innovation!
Twenty First April  Tues Day  today is an important day sure
World Creativity and Innovation Day  a global UN day
Well  to raise awareness around the importance of creativity
And innovation in problem solving in advancing the
United Nations sustainable development goals, “global goals”.
The day was created by United Nations from Two Thousand Eighteen!

United Nations and the Day apart, unless we are creative
And innovative our lives will be dry and monotonous  pure
Let us in our own way create something and make our home beautiful
Any  thing innovatively we do, adds  purpose to our living!

World Creativity and Innovation Day 21 April

 

TALE OF THE BLOGGER 39 / WORLD HERITAGE DAY April 18th.

Envius Thoughts – Page 82 – by NV Subbaraman -“NVSR's ENVIUS ...

Yes, today it is 1951st post-and hence the TALE OF A BLOGGER  Part 39!

Today is neither a Sunday nor it is  1950th post to be called   Sunday Story in Envius Thoughts!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Today it is Saturday and it is 1951st Post.  Any how I am the monarch of all I survey as for as the Blog ENVIUS THOUGHTS is concerned! I am the writer, Editor, a viewer –thank God I am not the only viewer- more than 2 lakhs viewers are there! PLEASE LOOK FOR THIS SUNDAY STORY tomorrow the 19th April on GARLIC- cousin brother of ONION!

1908 days are over since the Blog was launched on 25th February 2015  and today’s post is 1951 without any break. God has been kind enough to bless with physical, mental and intellectual strength to continue this passion sans any break. This Tale has become a SATUR DAY STORY instead of usual SUNDAY STORY!

The blog’s esteemed viewers appear to be reasonably satisfied with the contents as is seen from the following increasing number of views gradually but steadily though slight depression will be there on a few days.

16/04/2020 1907th day 1949th post        2,42,000 views

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06/03/2020   1866th day   1900th post     2,38,000 views.

Well, during the period covered by the last fifty posts, flood of water has flown under Ganges!

The whole world is flooded with CORONA VIRUS and it is several days we see the peoplewalking or biking on the roads!

Here is what I wrote a small note to my friends in Chennai and some outsiders:

“Men

May walk

May not walk

On the road!

May bike

May not bike

On the road!

But I

Go on

Watching from my balcony

A few who do,

Dogs running here and there barking,

Tree branches swinging,

This side and that side

Because of wind,

Or because of swinging wind blows?”

Yes today’s CONCERN, WORRY, botheration, thoughts, talks writings  and so on is about that monster virus all over the world called CORONA supposed to have originated from our neighbor CHINA. All are locked in and are under punishment of “STAY AT HOME”! No schools, no colleges, no offices, no factories, no trains, no flights, no transportation, no temples, no churches, no mosques, no Gurudwaras,no eating houses- big or small , palce like hotels or roadside ones! People depending on daily wages for their food go and stand in queues waiting for the supply of food by generous and philanthropic minded people, institutions and organizations as they do not anything these days! No schools, colleges, examinations till June end!

DISTANCING- individual and social is claimed to be one of the effective ways of combating the evil not suffered in the known history of mankind in the recent or distant past.   No face masks, no gloves, no sanitizers!!!!  As of now up to third MAY no getting out of home – likely to be extended again and again!

 

I do hope that this Saturday story TALE OF THE BLOGGER Part 39 would have been interesting. Tomorrow Sunday Story as hinted will take us to GARLIC the cousin brother of ONION!! Till then Bye!

 

WORLD HERITAGE DAY - SGTB Public School

 

Heritage is the wealth handed over from generations to
Generations in all parts of the world to be taken care of!
April eighteenth today is World Heritage Day all over the globe!

Every year, International Day for Monuments and Sites,
Proposes a theme;  of Shared Cultures, Shared Heritage, Shared
Responsibility important in the  present worldwide health crisis.

We have  to explore the idea of sharing—and its counterpoints,
Contestation and resistance—in cultures, heritage and responsibility.
Given the current global outbreak of Covid-Nineteen and
Containment measures in different countries around the world,
Let us take care of all the monuments- our precious heritage
Humans or nature not to cause any damage minor or major!

AROUND CPC

 

Great Chennai Poets’ Circle is an arm of India Poetry Circle based at Chennai and administered by eminent poets and scholars with their exemplary activities. Their Annual Seminar in the month of January every year is an eagerly looked forward event for the poets all over India! This year it was scheduled for Sunday the 19th January at the usual venue World university Service Center Library Hall, Mayor Ramanathan Road, Chetpet, Chennai.
As we entered the beautiful hall, Sri Jairam Seshadri Founder of IPC received the invitees with his characteristic smiling face and enabled the participants to register.
Dr.M.Thirumeni, Chairman of the CPC extended a warm welcome to the Chief Guests and other invitees. Dr.S.Kannan President in his address explained the activities and achievements of the organization.
Dr. P N RamaniEnglish Studies Consultant, the Chief Guest of the Seminar traced the evolution of poetry and the attainments of the Poets in an exhaustive and interesting manner.
Dr. Munir, Professor and Head of English department of Shibli National College, Purvanchal University, Jaunpour, UP-the Guest of Honour beautifully explained the psychology of students of English poetry and the strategies for developing poets from young age.
Here is a nice report by Madam Hema Ravi Secretary of the CPC
ANNUAL SEMINAR OF THE CHENNAI POETS’ CIRCLE
The annual seminar of the Chennai Poets Circle (CPC), Chennai and the release of the Efflorescence 2019 (an anthology of poetry) on 19th January, 2020 at the World University Service Centre, Chetpet, Chennai, was a great meeting of poetic minds from across the country.
Poets from Kolkata, Telangana,Bengaluru, Delhi, UP, Tirupati, Kerala and Mumbai participated in the daylong seminar. Dr P.N. Ramani, English Studies Consultant was the chief guest, Dr. Munir, Professor & Head English , Shibli Ntional College, Purvanchal, UP was the guest of honour and Dr. T. Vasudeva Reddy was the chairperson for the paper presentation.
Paper presentations:
On Indian English poetry in India was presented By Dr. Bharati, Sastra (Deemed to be University), Dr. Queen Sarkar, Rajagiri College of Social Sciences and Dr. Kulalmolial, Head of English, AMET University, Chennai.
Dr. Thirumeni, the Chairman, gave the welcome address, Dr. Kannan the President addressed the gathering and briefed the poets about the culture and inclusive nature of the CPC. Mrs. Hema Ravi, the Secretary was the coordinator of the poetry session. Ramesh Narasimhan coordinated the book release and question answer sessions from the audience.
The highlight of the Efflorescence 2019 was the contribution of poets aged 9 to 80+. The joy of sharing one’s experiences through the power of the pen is immense, motivating and energizing as well.
Kalaimamani Andal Priyadarshini, a contributor recited her poem “GOD WITHOUT ADHAR CARD” before the gathering.
Chennai Poets’ Circle is a diverse, secular, non-profit, non-sectarian and non-political literary body of individuals who are united for the sole common purpose ‘poetry.’
PS: We missed Sarala Ram Kamal, Brinda Bala Sreenivasan, Ranga Rajan and several others……..Next time, you should make it……..

Thus went of excellently this year’s CPC ANNUAL SEMINAR, delegates returning to their places with green memories to last for life!
The entire teram of IPC/CPC worked coherently well-coordinated by the office bearers who deserve all appreciation and admiration!

One of the highlights of the CPC Annual Seminar is the release of the Anthology EFFLORESCENCE and this year it was 19th.

My following poem that finds a place in the Anthology reflects my views on this:

WELCOME TWENTY, WELCOME NINETEEN
Welcome Two Thousand Twenty-as developed India
Envisaged by the Scientist President Dr. Kalam
Love, service, peace, joy, compassion all bring in a plenty
Collectively everyone to strive to reach that goal
Opportunities unlimited gifted by Nature
Mankind to live in peace and amity everywhere
Everlasting peace and plenty society’s needs quite sure!

Twenty years in the current century great indeed
We the proud poets of India Poetry Center
Eagerly expect to give the best in this happy world
Nice honor to be a part of this organization
Totally wedded to peace and harmony amidst all
Yes! God is sure to bless all of us –duty bound poets!

Welcome to Efflorescence Nineteen-anthology nice
Encouraging all poets young and old, publishing their poems
Learned highly knowing the art and science of poetry
Completed many anthologies to the joy of all
Over to the poets fraternity from all over the Nation!
Members overjoyed at the Efflorescence and the Meet
Eagerly looking forward year after year treat!

Never I am give in to dishonesty and falsehood
Intelligence means not wisdom that comes out of one’s age
None to be blamed for one’s faults and foolishness be careful
Efflorescence blossoms into flowers spreading fragrance
That drives away all negativities in the readers
Ever fresh poems that give peace to the readers all times
Enthusiasm and encouragement poets enjoy
Nineteen and Twenty great numbers inspiring all of us!

P S: An acrostic poem every line having 14 syllables.

A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out;
Yeah…the one who will always after the death of your parents or spouse;
Every girl has a great friend and every girl’s friendship is always put to an end;
Every boy has a nice friend and every boy’s friendship always extend;
Friend makes us happier and stronger;
True friend makes our positive thinking into goal;
Friends are our strength always to live a peaceful life.

TALE OF A BLOGGER 37-“MARTIN LUTHER KING (Jr) DAY” 20th January.

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Yes, today it is 1850th post-and hence the TALE OF A BLOGGER  Part 37
! 1815 days are over since the Blog was launched on 25th February 2015  and today’s post is 1850 any break. God has been kind enough to bless with physical, mental and intellectual strength to continue this passion sans any break. The blog’s esteemed viewers appear to be reasonably satisfied with the contents as is seen from the following increasing number of views gradually but steadily;

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If the world is there today with peace and harmony, freedom and Happiness
It is because of the noble services, selfless work done by a few great leaders
One such is  Martin Luther King, Jr., whose birth day is today!
King was the chief spokesperson for nonviolent activism
In the Civil Rights Movement, which successfully protested racial Discrimination in federal and state law.

He roared like these to take his people along with him:

Oh! METRO!

 

Living in a metropolitan city like Chennai, METRO means many things! Metro water tankers plying to cover nook and corner to provide drinking water, pedestrians and vehiclers(?!) trying to cross with least regard for safety and getting into collision, blaming metro tankers for all the ills something unfortunate!
This week’s Sunday story (1800th post) in ENVIUS THOUGHTS  deals with the pride of the city METRO RAIL and my recent ride just for its sake from Thirumangalam to Airport and back was indeed a nice and pleasant experience -for me who has not even seen since it started three years ago!

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There are two corridors as of now and the details:

Corridor Length
Washermenpet to Airport 23.1 kms
Chennai Central to St.Thomas Mount 22.0 kms
Total 45.1 kms.

The details of the two corridors are given below:

Corridor-1:
Washermenpet–Broadway (Prakasam Road)–Chennai Central Station–Rippon Building–along Cooum River–Government Estate–Tarapore Towers–Spencers–Gemini–Anna Salai–Saidapet–Guindy–Chennai Airport

Corridor-2:
Chennai Central–along EVR Periyar Salai–Vepery–Kilpauk Medical College–Aminjikarai–Shenoy Nagar–Annanagar East-Anna Nagar 2nd avenue–Tirumangalam–Koyambedu-CMBT–along Inner Ring Road–Vadapalani–Ashok Nagar–SIDCO–Alandur–St. Thomas Mount.

The portions of Corridor-1 with a length of 14.3 kms. from Washermanpet to Saidapet, and Corridor-2 with a length of 9.7 kms. from Chennai Central to Anna Nagar 2nd Avenue will be underground and the remainder elevated.

My jolly ride with my two boys, daughters in law and grandson was just for a little more than a couple of hours last week. We enjoyed it thoroughly as there was no rush worth mentioning.

My boys who have seen several Metro rails in the country and abroad opined that Chennai Metro Rail can be rated as the best! Frequency, maintenance of the coaches and the stations, over all cleanliness every aspect was spic and span!

Here are some of the snaps we had:

 

This way I enjoyed my maiden METRO VOYAGE on 28th December.
We end this Sunday Story with this and we shall meet tomorrow as usual and till then BYE!
May GOD be with YOU!

 

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Thirumangalam Metro Station.

NATIONAL MATHEMATICS DAY December 22nd

National Mathematics Day

It is said that Mathematics is the mother of all Sciences!! True without Mathematics no arts or Science subject can develop and flourish. Hence it is in the fitness of things that National Mathematics day is observed and that is on December 22nd today. Envius Thoughts brings out a Sunday Story on this day for the information of all our esteemed viewers which is bound to provide some good inputs. Let us enjoy the post on this salubrious Sunday! This is on the 1786th Day of the Blog and 1720th post. Let us carry on.
National Mathematics Day is celebrated on 22 December every year to mark the birth anniversary of legendary Indian mathematician, Srinivasa Ramanujan and his contributions in the field of mathematics. Let us read more about National Mathematics Day, its history, significance and how is it observed.

As we know that since ancient times various scholars had made significant contributions to Mathematics including Aryabhata, Brahmagupta, Mahavira, Bhaskara II, Srinivasa Ramanujan and others. At the very young age, Srinivasa Ramanujan showed the signs of an unfolding genius and his contributions regarding fractions, infinite series, number theory, mathematical analysis and so on set an example in mathematics.

On 22 December 2012, the former Prime Minister of India, Dr. Manmohan Singh, paid tribute to Srinivasa Ramanujan at a function organised on the occasion of the 125th birth anniversary of the great mathematician Srinivasa Iyengar Ramanujan in Chennai. 22 December was declared as National Mathematics Day. Thus, on 22 December 2012, National Mathematics Day was celebrated across the country for the first time.
National Mathematics Day 2019: Significance

The main objective behind the celebration is to raise awareness among people about the importance of Mathematics for the development of humanity. We can’t ignore that several initiatives are taken to motivate, enthuse and inculcate a positive attitude towards learning Mathematics among the younger generation of the country. On this day, training is also provided to the Mathematics teachers and students through camps and highlights the development, production, and dissemination of teaching-learning materials for Mathematics and research in related areas.

List of famous Indian mathematicians from Ancient to Modern India
How is National Mathematics Day celebrated?
National Mathematics Day is celebrated in various schools, colleges, universities, and educational institutions in India. Even the International Society UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation) and India had agreed to work together to spread Mathematics learning and understanding. Along with this, various steps were taken to educate the students in mathematics and spread knowledge to the students and learners all over the world.
NASI (The National Academy of Science India) is the oldest science academy situated in Allahabad. To celebrate National Mathematics Day, NASI conducts a workshop in applications of Mathematics and Ramanujan. The workshop is attended by popular lecturers and experts in the field of Mathematics from across the nation. Speakers at the country and world level discuss Srinivasa Ramanujan’s contribution to mathematics.

The two days workshop on the topic ‘History of Indian Maths before 16th Century’ is also organised during 30-31 December, 2019 at the NASI headquarters at Prayagraj.

The theme of the workshop will be important talks/presentations followed by a thorough discussion on the contributions of Indian Mathematicians from the Vedic period to the medieval period which have been accepted by the whole mathematical world without controversy. Discussion in the workshop will cover the following topics:

– Indian Contribution during Vedic Period
– Indian Contribution during Classical period
– Indian Contribution during the medieval period.

All the states of India celebrate National Mathematics Day in different ways. Various competitions and mathematical quizzes are conducted at schools, colleges, and universities. Mathematics talent and students from all over India participate in these programs and workshops.
About Srinivasa Ramanujan and his contributions in Mathematics
Srinivasa Ramanujan was born on 22 December, 1887, Erode, India and died on 26 April, 1920 at Kumbakonam. His family was of the Brahmin caste and lived in poverty. At the age of 12, he had gained knowledge in Trigonometry and without anyone’s help, he had developed his own theorems and ideas.Just at the age of 15 he obtained a copy of George Shoobridge Carr’s Synopsis of Elementary Results in Pure and Applied Mathematics.

He had spent his childhood days in great difficulty in poverty. He used to borrow books and read books from friends in school. When he was young, he took up the job of clerk to meet the economic needs of the house, and when he gets the time he used to solve mathematics questions and worked on various types of theorems. Once, an Englishman saw those pages,he was impressed and took a personal interest. He sends Srinivasa Ramanujan to the Hardy, the Professor of Oxford University. He then recognized the talent hidden in him and thereafter he got fame worldwide.

His papers were published in the Journal of the Indian Mathematical society in 1911. He had compiled about 3900 results mainly identities and equations that too on his own without anyone’s assistance. Several results out of them are original and novel like the Ramanujan prime, The Ramanujan theta function, partition formulae and mock theta functions. These results further inspired several other research and opened new fields of work. He discovered his own theory of divergent series, worked out the Riemann series, the elliptic integrals, hypergeometric series and the functional equations of the zeta function. Number 1729 is known as the Hardy-Ramanujan number.

National Mathematics Day is observed on 22 December every year to spread awareness about the importance of mathematics and the contributions made by the scholar of mathematics Srinivasa Ramanujan. The government of India decided in 2012 to celebrate National Mathematics Day on 22 December on the birth anniversary of Srinivasa Ramanujan. Since then it was celebrated on 22 December every year.
The post’s aim was to provide some basic facts and we do hope the objective was achieved to some extent. We are sure that you have enjoyed reading this post.
This far is for this week’s Sunday story and tomorrow we shall meet as usual. Till then GOODBYE!

 

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ARK  honors NVS!

Blog crossed overall views of 2,28,000 on 20th instant. My good friend and former colleague Mr. A Ramakrishnan used to call on me at the end of every 25000 views and honor me with a shawl and here is a photo taken on the occasion. Speciality and uniqueness about him is he daily views the posts and presents his views on the posts through an audio which I used to enjoy.