June 14th 2020- WORLD BLOOD DONOR DAY

 

World Blood Donor Day 2019: Current Theme and History

Rightly said, my Lord, blood is always thicker than water
Blood in red- has life and love, health and joy all that matter!
Blood less body, awaits transfusion or exit from earth
Bloodless war brought us freedom from the foreign yoke with mirth!

Blood donation and donor are doubly blessed- patient too
Life saving through blood donation voluntary to woo
The healthy and generous, blood and broad minded to help
The sufferers with love-seeking love in return valued wealth!

Theme for this year’s World Blood Donor Day is

Safe blood saves lives” with the slogan “Give blood and make the world a healthier place”. Indeed noble theme and message!

“Thank you for saving my life” says all those in need indeed!

“Give freely; give often, Blood donation matters all over
Strong and healthy need have no fear-God has given power!

Good Samaritan donors to continue frequently
Newer ones to start sans fear and worry quite timely
That saves the needy- known-unknown, good-bad, rich or poor sure
Group that matters and nothing else, my heart and soul quite pure!

 

World Blood Donor Day 2020, 14th June,Theme, Essay, Quotes

May Day May First!

MAY DAY 2020 at Revolution Aberdeen, Aberdeen

“No strikes nor lock-outs, all concerned to work in peace and harmony
Workers- partners for plenty –sure not to bring in disharmony
No conflicts with peers and clients, up and down -treat all as equal
No dream but reality, the earth will be heaven- a marvel!”
Is my wish and prayer on this day an important day for all
MAY DAY -MAY FIRST is today- I was a worker for four decades
And more in my Alma mater -Life Insurance Corporation of India
Where I learnt the art of life and living! Great four decades indeed!

International Workers’ Day the first day of May- sacred day
My Lord! Thee created the world, humans and animals. I pray
Welfare of the working class – must for the welfare of Society
Sure whose welfare is a must for the welfare of the world’s safety!

May Day is celebrated for centuries all over the globe
Workers must unite and serve all and their duty is not to probe
Who is right and who is wrong but to be above board and devote
Their time for productivity greater which in turn helps promote!

Promoting peace and plenty, health and happiness on earth duty
My Lord! The guide and protector let me enjoy nature’s beauty
Enhancing my peace and joy, passing the same to my folks at home
I do assert for my rights, at the same time help the nation grow!

Real rural wages plunge 3.8 per cent in September | India News,The ...

Who cares for these poor rural laborers on this day?

ONION IS NOT OXYGEN!

Onion is not oxygen!

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?

I remember my walking without footwear to college, a distance of 8 km. one way. Today, my son wants a scooter to go to school, hardly a kilometre away. Do I ever care to go by bus instead of my two/four-wheeler?

Do I resist purchasing onion at Rs. 80 or tomato at Rs. 50 a kg? Onion is not oxygen without which I cannot breathe! Supposing people do not purchase beans at Rs. 70 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!

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PS: Normally in principle I do not repeat any post for a second time! This ofcourse is not a second post in the Blog ENVIUS THOUGHTS but posting what appeared in the OPEN PAGE of  the leading NEWS PAPER which I am accustomed to read for the past SEVEN DECADES – as a student at 10 th year of age not knowing the significance of any news, views, language used and so on. But I must admit that I could improve my English language by reading this NEWS PAPER right from my boyhood at the instance of my TEACHER – FATHER. Cost of this  Newspaper was TWO ANNAS- of those days! I look with pride my  100 and more LETTERS TO THE EDITOR COLUMN during 1975-1978! On 31st August 2013, when the above artcle was published in the OPEN PAGE, my joy knew no bounds and I felt as if I have secured a NOBEL AWARD! THis is the article I have reproduced as this WEEK”S SUNDAY STORY-1772nd Post  I am sure you – my esteemed viewers – will enjoy and give me your feedback. My mind has green memories of the REVIEW this paper made  of my TRANSLATION OF TELUGU  PANCHARATNA KEERTHANAS of Saint Poet THYAGAYYA into Tamil (available in the form of a CD -produced by the famous Carnatic music team of Madurai- vocal Smt. Ranganayaki Sachidanandam, Violin Sri Sachidanandam, Mridangam Dr. Thyagarajan) which was greatly admired by our former Scientist President of INDIA DR. APJ Abdul Kalam.

SENIOR CITIZENS DAY August 21st.

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Senior Citizens are not born as Senior Citizens ever-never
Today’s children are tomorrow’s senior citizens -after very long gap!
If one is blessed with a long life,he or she bound to be senior citizen
Lo! The youth think not and we see OLD AGE Homes filled fully all over!

August Twenty First today is Senior Citizens Day talked about
And observed and celebrated every year! United Nations General Assembly
Announced in Nineteen Ninety to bring issues to light about the issues
influencing older individuals, such as disintegration with age and abuses.

Moral, ethical and financial norms do expect the children who availed
All affection, care, concern and comforts of stay and studies
To take care of the elderly parents keeping with them and providing
All their needs till death in a peaceful and pleasant way!

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RAJIV DAY! May 21st.

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Birth and death are the inevitable aspects of all beings -human
And animals, plants and trees! Death of the humans thanks to -God of Death
And his ways are inscrutable indeed. Death by the terrorists’ bullet
Hindus or Sikhs or Muslims indeed condemnable and lamentable!

Mahatma Gandhi, Indira Gandhi, Rajiv Gandhi all Indian greats
John Fitzgerald Kennedy-American President-all victims of terrorists.
May twenty first in Nineteen Ninety one cruelly killed in Chennai
For political purposes- atrocious and obnoxious.

Rajiv Gandhi the sixth Prime Minister of India for five years
Took office after the murder of his mom, Prime Minister Indira Gandhi,
Most youthful Indian Prime Minister at forty; was killed in
Tamil Nadu’s Sriperumbudur,addressing open gathering in help
Of Lok Sabha candidate when he was slaughtered in a suicide
Shelling. most youthful PM of India at forty after his mother
Previous Prime Minister Indira Gandhi was killed;
Let us pay homage to the great youthful leader Rajiv Gandhi!

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DARWIN DAY 12th February.

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The wonderful world in which we live today is the making of the Lord
Almighty Omnipotent, Omnipresent is every where- great God
Omniscient-all knowing- all living beings are HIS making
Over the course of years millions Darwin telling and proving!

February twelfth the day the great Scientist Charles Darwin was born
In Eighteen Hundred and Nine= two hundred and ten years ago;

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Man was born on evolution of mankind going through stages different
It is not fun but truth that he could prove to the Scientists community!

Here is the theory of evolution found by Hindu saint”
Great Tamil Savant Poet Manicka vasagar of ninth century
Gave his theory of Evolution in Thiruvasagam thus:
“கல்லாகிப் “புல்லாகிப் பூடாகி மரமாகி பல்விருகமாகி,
புழுவாய், பாம்பாய், பறவையாகி, மிருகமாய்,  மனிதராய்”
“Stone, grass, plants and trees giant trees,
Worms, snakes, birds, animals and man”

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NEW CHILD NEW WORLD!

Kriston Fournier, of Vernon, Vt., looks at her newborn daughter Skyler Rae, as Savannah Squires, 4, holds her on Jan. 2, 2019.

Imagine for a while a world sans a single human being
In the great creation of the Lord Omnipotent beloved God
Equal and purposeful for peace and harmony all living beings
Humans and animals, trees and forests, lakes and tanks all are great!

A new child born in a home, a new world for the child and the home
Great it is the wonderful creation is seen and felt by both
Splendors and wonders Omnipotent alone capable of giving
All to enjoy in total peace and harmony, joy and sharing!

In perfect joy, both to dedicate for the cause of society
To repay the debt of gratitude to the Omnipresent-verily
To nurture and bring up the child in noble way to be an asset
For the home, society and the world- first and foremost must!

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TAGORE’S GITANJALI Poem 29

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POEM 29

LOSE SIGHT OF MY TRUE BEING

He whom I enclose with my name is weeping in this dungeon. I am ever busy building this wall all around; and as this wall goes up into the sky day by day I lose sight of my true being in its dark shadow.

I take pride in this great wall and I plaster it with dust and sand lest a least hole should be left in this name; and for all the care I take I lose sight of my true being.

As I see this:

Who am I?I Raising the big question Bhagwan Ramana Maharshi gave his answer too! Who are we what is our nature, what is our aim, what is body, what is mind, what is spirit, what is spirituality- if find an answer, we cannot forget or refute our image!By God’s grace it is possible. Let us make efforts; let us not forget the same!

கீதாஞ்சலி 29ஆம் பாடல்

உண்மை உருவை மறந்து விடுகிறேன்!
என்னை யாருடன் இணைத்துள்ளேனோ அவர்
இருட்டறையிலே கண்ணீர் விடுகிறார்!.
என்னைச் சுற்றி இந்தச் சுவற்றை
எழுப்புவதிலே கவனமாய் உள்ளேன்!
கட்டும் இச்சுவர் உயர உயர இருட்டு நிழலில்
உண்மை உருவை மறந்து விடுகிறேன்!
பெரிய சுவற்றை குறித்துப் பெருமைப் படுகிறேன்;
மண்ணும் துகளும் கலந்த கலவையில்
துளைகள் இன்றி பூசிவிடுகிறேன்!
கலவையில் கவனம் செலுத்தும் பொழுது என்
உண்மை உருவை மறந்துவிடுகிறேன்!

‘”நான் யார்?” மிகப்பெரிய வினாவினை எழுப்பி விடையும் கூறினார் பகவான் இரமணர். நாம் யார், நமது இயற்கை என்ன, நமது இலக்கு என்ன, நமது உடல் என்பது என்ன, உள்ளம் என்பது என்ன, ஆன்மா என்பது என்ன, ஆன்மீகம் என்பது என்ன என்பனவற்றை உணர்ந்துவிட்டால் நமது உண்மையான உருவத்தை மறுக்கவோ, மறக்கவோ முடியாது. இறைவன் அருளால் இது சாத்தியமே. முயன்று பார்ப்போம்; உண்மை உருவை மறவாது இருப்போம்.

 

December 10th-HUMAN RIGHTS DAY

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December tenth-” Human Rights Day” is today a very significant day
In a way it is a pity that we have to think and talk about this day.
God in HIS immense compassion has created all the living beings
With all freedom and rights to lead a life of peace, and plenty; harmonious.

What has happened to the God provided rights how and when we lost- question??
By misuse and disuse to the selfish needs, we lost necessitating
Intervention at international level, Oh,my God!-a pity.
Human Rights Day observed every year on tenth December, is the
Anniversary of the day that the United Nations General
Assembly adopted, in nineteen forty eight, the Universal
Declaration of Human Rights. this year marks seventieth anniversary.

 

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TOOTHLESS PERSON!

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WITHOUT! Photo:Swetha

In the creation of a human being God-the Almighty, Omnipotent, Omnipresent, Omniscient God has chosen every part of the body head to toe very carefully and seriously, majestically and meticulously!.

Of the various parts of the body one’s mouth and the teeth within seems to be VERY IMPORTANT AND SIGNIFICANT.

A person is born, brought up, grows up, child to an old one- living life from womb to tomb! Rich or poor, man or woman, girl or boy, read or unread, young or old, employed or unemployed, handsome or aweful, tall or short, fat or lean,  cannot afford to live and sustain without taking food regularly- thrice or sure twice a day! Mouth, tongue, palate, teeth and digestive system as a whole have to play their respective roles responsibly lest……………….!!!!!!!!!!!!????????????.

Literally the subject of this Sunday Story in Envius Thoughts- “TOOTHLESS PERSON”- is a person without  tooth! God has given teeth- strong thirty two in number for one’s optimum use and welfare. It takes a year for a child to get teeth and the day the first tooth is seen it would appear to be a great day for the family members! Teeth grow and grow and begin to fall due to reasons several till one loses all his teeth at his old age! Old age sets in at 40, 50, 60, 70, 80, 90 or in between! A very interesting thing when no other part of the party cannot fall-teeth and teeth alone fall! Of course nails stand at different footing!

Figuratively toothless person connotes a different meaning- “ weak, having no capacity of enforcing something”.

Etymologycally]

From Middle English toþeles, from Old English tōþlēas; equivalent to tooth +‎ -less.

With Adjective

toothless (comparative more toothless, superlative most toothless) (1)

  1. Having no teeth.
  2. a toothless old man

Synonym- ‘edentulous’

 

Here is a question: What is one word for a TOOTHLESS PERSON”?

An answer:

Your question has put me in a state of ambiguity and hence, I’ll try to frame my answer accordingly.

Situation 1:

The word, ‘toothless’ can have a general meaning i.e. a person who’s without teeth. For this, ‘Edentulate’ is the perfect synonym for the above reference.

Situation 2:

This particular word, ‘toothless’ refers to any pointless or edgeless object. As we assume often teeth to be sharp, ‘a toothless person’ means, that particular person is obtuse in nature i.e. s/he is slow to comprehend anything.

And in real, if any individual exists without teeth to showcase those when needed, it’s a cherry on top for people surrounding you, as you would see them to nibble your favourite dishes, leaving you no option but to stare at them and lick your lips in dismay !

Ok-teeth are supposed to be taken special care of right from the childhood. Whether one takes bath or not he needs to brush his teeth as soon as he gets up from the bed! With raw fingers, with toothbrush!

In the village sides with the powdered brick!!, tooth powder or toothpaste!

Youngsters wonder at a TV add. “Has your toothpaste SALT?” If not you go in for Colgate”

The writer well remembers his using what is called “கருவேலங்குச்சி” (karuvelangkuchchi) on the basis of the dictum“”ஆலும் வேலும் பல்லுக்குறுதி”  (Aalum velum pallukkurudhi”!) This small stick of 4 inches length(tender ones -thin rod like) is cut from the tree like banyan, ebony, margosa,- and biting with the teeth top one or one and a half inch to the extent of looking like the brush, brush the teeth and throw  ! I remember my father till his sixty and more will cut as he goes for evening walks make 7 small sticks -what is called “KUCHi” in Tamil to last for a week to all his three sons! Every week the process will go on!! It went on till we migrated from our native village/town.

Then came the practice of using this costly TOOTHBRUSH of different companies and toothpaste in different packs!

It is said taking too much of sweet or raw sugar spoils the TEETH!

May be the reason that I had to visit the great Gods-DENTISTS-DENTAL SURGEONS- wherever I was – in nine different stations- in the course of my official life for four decades-Tamilnadu, Andhra Pradesh, Rajasthan etc!

Even after retirement I have to be visiting my good friend and Dental Surgeon- HOD in a Dental College- every now and then! The latest position is that in the last 216 hours I am without even a SINGLE TOOTH- having extracted about ten at a time giving sedation-full, half broken, three fourths broken , roots etc!!!!!! with the assurance that NEW THIRTY TWO teeth will be beautifying me at my 78th year of existence within a period of three weeks – and with all my teeth intact and my handsome face and words I will l be participating an International Poetry Festival in the third week of September in Guntur-Andhra Pradesh!

It is said in Tamil-”பல்லுப்போனால் சொல்லுப் போச்சு” (PALLUPPONAALSOLLUPPOCHCHU).”நொருங்கத்தின்றால் நூறு வயது” (NORUNGNATHTHINRAAL NOORU VAYADHU”) meaning “once teeth are lost, words are lost” and “when one eats pounding/grinding well with his teeth , he can live for hundred years”. Well for quite sometime I do  no pounding/grinding with teeth but simply swallow whatever I put in my mouth! And again though not very much felt by the audience whenever I address or render poems, pronunciation is bound to improve when new teeth are born in a month’s time! ,

 

All the above are on physical level and let us see something on a different ‘figurative level’.

We have already seen that the figurative meaning is:”Figuratively toothless person connotes a different meaning- “ weak, having no capacity of enforcing something”.

Thank God never in my life I was so-whether in personal or official life I had made a mark and none  said even remotely that “ I was weak and had no capacity to enforce something”! Having worked in a premier Public Sector organization well over four decades I was deemed to be an “ “EFFECTIVE MANAGER” as assessed by the results in different areas.

Well sufficiently you have heard your friend Blogger N V Subbaraman. We shall meet tomorrow morning with a post to mark the WOMEN’S EQUALITY DAY”! Till then may GOD BE WITH YOU!’    

 

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