NATIONAL BIKE TO WORK DAY-May 17th.

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Walking indeed is a gift of God for the humans- enjoyed till my early twenties
Sixty years ago- walk to college to and fro just sixteen miles-pleasure it was!
Let us forget four annas for college bus was a luxury and chose to walk
That stands in good stead at age seventy nine! Cycling to office great days!

Later couple of cars and bikes and cycles for years at home for use to go
Anywhere and every where-near or far-indispensable they had become-lo!
Third Friday of May-National Bike to Work day kindling thoughts
Of vehicles less and full- life!Great the benefits of biking!

People need to be encouraged to use bicycle to work.and all
Bicycling to work increases happiness helps brain function better.
Helps save all that money to be spent on petrol or bus fare.
Let us take cycle or jump on and enjoy a nice ride to work.

Benefits of Bicycling to Work are many physically, mentally and emotionally
Burns calories as jogging but less strains to joints. boosts our energy,
Lowers pressure, builds muscle, improves aerobic fitness!improves mental function.
Improves memory, learning and brain’s overall performance. makes better at work.

Saves money.convenient than car. getting stuck in traffic; finding parking spot;
Sudden mechanical problems gasoline or not. With bike, no problems. pedal right

Allows fresh air, be closer with surrounds and see the world
Not stressful- safer- Car emissions pollute the environment.
Jump on bike and pedal to work and then home again. with bike to work
Healthier, happier, more productive at work and save money!–

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LOVE A TREE DAY May 16th.

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In the light of the increasing global warning- no solution other than TREES
To find out more and more space for the ever increasing human population
Trees are cut, agricultural lands converted into colonies-my God!
Solution lies in the hands of the humans to LOVE and PLANT trees everywhere!

May sixteenth TODAY honors National Love a Tree Day, trees are celebrated
Recognized for the wonderful gift that trees are to us. this Day is in middle
Of Garden for Wildlife Month. trees tend to be long-lived for hundreds of years
Some trees live for several thousand years as Madras Adayar AALAMARAM is!

The tallest known tree is three hundred and seventy nine feet high-a wonder
Trees provide more than just beautiful landscapes and a shady canopy in summer
Play a significant role in reducing erosion and moderating the climate and give
Oxygen. Large carbon  stored in their tissues- removing carbon dioxide from earth.

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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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GREENERY DAY 29th April.

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Global Warming are the words in the world indeed Global Warning
Alas!Greeneries all over have yielded place to concrete jungles
Man’s needs, ego, selfishness, and so many reasons to be adduced
Prompting to have a day called GREENERY DAY this day in April!

Greenery indeed is the gift of God through Mother Nature
For the society to enjoy harmony with Nature and thus say Thanks.
A day to commune with nature and to be thankful for blessings.
The day indeed is of Japanese origin and now all over

Let us on this day resolve to protect greenery-nay indeed
Develop everywhere possible to avoid disaster – Global Warming
Let us plant as many trees as possible and places as possible
Well meaning organizations are there to help in this by all means!

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April 24th: Action Day For Tolerance and Respect For Others.

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In God’s creation all are equal entitled for respect and regards
All living beings -humans and animals, hills and dales, seas and tanks
To live in peace and pleasure, joy and happiness, harmony and
Cordiality- April 24th today is the day to act and spread joy!

Tolerance indeed is a virtue noble and great to possess and display
Of course tolerance positive and tolerance negative- positive is
Tolerating even if it is not very pleasing-negative is tolerating
Wrong, ignoble and atrocious things and happenings around us-very bad!

Respect begets respect as love begets love- young or old, read or unread
Highly placed or lowly- all humans are the creations of God
Deserving respect. Let us learn to respect all- even much younger
Or lower in position at office or outside! Addressing important!

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TAKE A CHANCE DAY-April 23rd.

 

Many a time man fails to succeed in life as he is afraid of taking chances!
No doubt success depends on careful thoughts, planning, programing and doing
But several occasions arise when we are forced to take chances and act with
Diligence. When we do not, we lose and close the doors for possible success!

We have unreached goals and unrealized dreams. why not we take the chance
To make them happen today? Though it is just the first step toward that goal,
It will take us one step closer than before.Let us do it here and now
GLet us invoke God’s blessings and work towards achieving the goal!

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things
You didn’t do than by the ones you did. So throw off the bowline,
Sail away from the safe harbor, catch the trade winds in your sails.
Explore. Dream. Discover. ~so said Mark Twain! Let us follow!

DEMOCRATIC DEMAND COMPLIED!

My esteemed viewers  would have easily guessed from the topic that this week\s Sunday Story  should be a continuation of the subject that was dealt with on 18th of this month-“THREE D’s DAY IS TODAY”!

Yes, DEMOCRACY’s DEMAND is that every eligible voter must vote whether it is local elections or for the State Legislature or our Parliament.

It is really unfortunate that we do not take it us our sacred duty and democratic right to exercise our franchise.
Otherwise how can we justify just 67% voting in Tamilnadu?
Well  many eligible voters are  refused to vote as they do not find a place in the Electoral roll- is a different tale of woe!
There are many paradoxes in the voters’attitude I could witness though I complied with the DEMOCRACY’S DEMAND!
On the one hand I see a man aged 103 voting with pride  and on the other youth not preferring to!!

103 year old Sri D. Seetharaman proudly shows his inked real finger after voting.

You find a couple at the top showing their inked fingers with pride after voting and they are in the same colony where I am.
On the other hand I came across  a few couples  having gone all the way to the correct voting booth had to return disappointed that their names are not found in the electoral roll! In those days parties as well as government will issue booth slips in advance and we used to go and vote without any hassles. This year the Government has banned the issue by the parties and in many many ares the Government has also NOT ISSUED resulting in a lot of hardships to the voters  who were desirous of voting.

My experience I shared with my whatsapp friends on return:
“Started waiting in the que first at 6.30 am and successfully voted as the nth Person in the Meenakshi Mat. School and thus discharged my democratic duty and availed my democratic right!”

My inked finger photoed by Nivetha.

Voting percentage is a poor 71% to my expectation as a pure democrat This could have been improved with greater cohessive activities by the Government such as issuing the booth slips to all the votersw in all the areas in advance, better management of booths in the sense-I had to go from one to the other as my name was not in the list maintained at the one though the board outside indicated that is where I had to vote  polling officials were better better trained and involved and so on. This is not to point out an accusing finger but earnest appeal of an interested patriotic citizen.

A good intentioned person in one of the party help desks near the voting station, asked me “whether I have voted in any of the previous elections?” I told him “yes friend I have been voting from my 22nd year of age in 1963 to this day 79th  year of age without fail  whether it is local body, state legislature or parliament “.

I do fully realize and appreciate the himalayan task involved in conducting the LOk sabha elections  in our country so vast-from East to West and North to South. But we have enormous man and machine power  to successfully accomplish this stupendous work periodically.

Today I am supposed two awards  for my supposed literary work one at Kandaswamy College , Chennai in the morning where I present my poem in கொளுத்தும் வெய்யிலில் “சில்”லென ஒரு கவியரங்கத்தில் “நீர் மோர்” -In the Evening I am getting my Bharathi Award in Triplicane after presenting my Tamil poem on Bharathiyar.

On 5th may I am supposed to get my KAPILAR AWARD after presenting my poem on the NEW WORLD in Tamil.

Well  thus we wind up our Sunday story and we shall continue our thoughts tomorrow. Till then GOOD BYE!

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