THREE GREATS IN A DAY!

GANDHI + SHASTRI + KAMARAJ DAY =October 2nd!

MAHATMA 150! – Envius Thoughts

As I normally used to say, besides my parents in their heavenly abode, I have three more mentors from HEAVEN who hold my hands and accompany me wherever and whenever I go out and bring me back home safely. They are great Poet Saint Thiruvalluvar, Mahakavi Barathiyar greatest national patriotic Poet from Tamilnadu and Mahatma Gandhi father of our holy Motherland-India that is Bharat.

This day is a sacred day OCTOBER SECOND, the Day Gandhiji and LalBahadur Shastri  were born and Kamarajar entered his HEAVENLY ABODE.
For Gandhiji’s birth day, here s a tribute paid to him by Barathiyar which I reproduce in Tamil along with transliteration and translation in English.

ORIGINAL IN TAMIL

வாழ்க நீ எம்மான்!
வாழ்க நீ எம்மான் , இந்த வையத்து நாட்டி லெல்லாம்
தாழ்வுற்று வறுமை மிஞ்சி விடுதலை தவறிக் கெட்டுப்
பாழ்பட்டு நின்ற தாமோர் பாரத தேசந் தன்னை
வாழ்விக்க வந்த மஹாத்மா! நீ வாழ்க; வாழ்க!
அடிமை வாழ்வ கன்றின் நாட்டார் விடுதலை யார்ந்து செல்வம்
குடிமையில் உயர்வு, கல்வி ஞானமும் கூடியோங்கிப்
புவிமிசைத் தலைமை யெய்தும் படிக்கொரு சூழ்ச்சி செய்தாய்!
முடிவிலாக் கீர்த்தி பெற்றாய் , புவிக்குளே முதன்மை யுற்றாய்!

TRANSLITERATION
VAZHGA NEE EMMAAN GANDHI!

Vaazhga nee emmaan, indha vaiyaththu naattilellaam
Thaazhvutru varumai minji vidudhalai thavarik kettup
Paazhpattu nindradhaamoar baaradha dhaesan thannai
Vaazhvikka vandha Gandhi mahaathmaa! Nee vaazhga, vaazhga!
Adimai vaazhvaganrin naattaar viduthalai yaarndhu selvam
Kudimaiyi luyarvu, kalvi njaanamum koodi yoangip
Padimisaith thalaimai yeydhum padikkoru soozhchchi seydhaay!
Mudivilaak keerthi petraay; puvikkuLae mudhanmai yutraay!

Translation in English.

Long may you live, Gandhi Mahatma,
You who have brought new life to Bharat,
The land which of all lands on earth
Lay most degraded, poverty-stricken,
Ruined, forsaken, of freedom bereft.

Endless glory, yea, a crown
Universal you have gained
Devising a simple plan whereby
Our people can shake off slavery.
Breathe free, grow rich and learned and wise,
And show to all the world the way
Of true, enlightened citizenship.

This day is the birth  anniversary of a great Gandhian, a simple but effective Prime Minister he was Lalbahadhur Shastri.

He was the second Prime Minister of Independent India and he was greatly impressed by Mahatma Gandhi. He gave the slogan of “Jai Jawan Jai Kisan” which means “Hail the soldier, Hail the farmer”- most important segment of the Indian society.

Lal Bahadur Shastri dedicated himself for more than 30 years to the country and he came to be known as a man of great integrity and competence. He was a man of great inner strength, humble and tolerant. He understood people’s language and was a man of vision towards the country’s progress.

Here is a tribute to one of the greatest citizens from Tamilnadu-a very efficient Chief Minister of Tamilnadu whose death anniversary
 is observed today. Tribute is in Tamil and its English version.

கர்மயோகி ஆனவர்

காமராஜர் என்பவர் கர்மயோகி ஆனவர்
கதராடை அணிந்தவர் கடமையில் தவறாதவர்

தமிழகத்தில் பிறந்தவர் தியாகம் செய்து உயர்ந்தவர்
அகில இந்திய அளவிலே தலைவராக இருந்தவர்

தமிழகத்தின் முதல்வராய் தலை நிமிர்ந்து நின்றவர்
தமிழகத்தின் பெருமையைத் தரணி அறியச் செய்தவர்.

எளிமையான வாழ்வதை என்றும் ஏற்று வாழ்ந்தவர்
ஏழை எளிய மக்களின் துயர்தனைத் துடைத்தவர்.

காமராஜர் என்பவர் கல்விக் கண்ணைத் திறந்தவர்
மதிய உணவுத் திட்டத்தை மக்களுக்குத் தந்தவர்.

தன் நலம் துறந்தவர் தனியராக வாழ்ந்தவர்
அண்ணல் காந்தி அடிகளின் அறவழியில் சென்றவர்.

பாசமிக்க தலைவராய் பலகாலம் வாழ்ந்தவர்
பாரதத்தின் பெருமையை பார் புகழச் செய்தவர்!

Translation:

BECAME A KARMA YOGI
Kamaraj became a karmayogi
Wearing kadhar, never failed in duties!

Born in Tamilnadu became tall through his sacrifices
At the All India level a great leader he was!

As Chief Minister of Tamilnadu he stood with his head high
Glory of Tamilnadu he spread in the whole world!

Simple life he lived all throughout his days
Removed the woes of the poor and have nots!

Kamaraj opened the eyes for education for all
Provided mid-noon meals for students all!

Selfless he was a bachelor throughout
Followed the footsteps of Mahatma Gandhi!

As beloved leader he lived for long
Spread the glory of India all through the globe!

So a GREAT THREE IN ONE day- auspicious day for our nation!

Why October 02nd is a 'Special Day' in India?

Lal Bahadur Shastri

Kamaraj

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NATIONAL LIBRARY DAY- August 12th- SECOND POST on August 13th

 

Blogger with his personal library at his home cabin.

Library,- personal or public, a treasure trove for acquiring knowledge!
Books are indeed one’s most valuable companion – a guru of course.
Book reading a great habit to be developed and nurtured for life!
Government Public Libraries are in plenty-quite useful for book lovers!

August Twelfth- yesterday celebrated as fifteenth National Librarian’s Day
In remembrance of national professor of library science,
Dr S R Ranganathan  lived during Eighteen Ninety Two-Nineteen Seventy Two,
Spearheaded library development in India.  born on Ninth  August in a
Moderate family in Sirkazhi in Thanjavur District.Tamil Nadu. was a mathematician;

Was awarded Padmashri for valuable contributions to Library Science.
He developed innovative  methods  while teaching Library Science students.
He was the first librarian of Madras University.  His five laws of library:

1#Books are for use
2• Every reader his/her book
3• Every book, its reader
4• Save the time of the reader
5• A library is a growing organism .

12th August is Celebrated as National Librarian’s Day in India Dheeraj Singh Negi

ITHAKA 21 ROSE FROM LESBOS

The Rose from Lesbos

லெஸ்போஸிலிருந்து ரோஜா மலர்கள்

I got that rose from an unknown woman
when I was on my way to an unknown city.

தெரியாத ஒரு நகரத்திற்குச் செல்லும் வழியில்

தெரியாத ஒரு பெண்ணிடமிருந்து அந்த ரோஜா மலரைப் பெற்றேன்

—And now that I’m in town

இப்பொழுது அந்த நகரில் இருக்கிறேன்
slept in its beds, played cards under its cypress trees,

படுக்கையில் தூங்கினேன்,  சைப்ரஸ் மரத்தடியில் சீட்டு விளையாடினேன்,
drank myself full in its taverns

முழுமையாக மதுபானம் அருந்தினேன்
and have seen that woman coming and going, going and coming,

அந்தப்பெண் இங்கும் அங்கும் செல்வதைக் கண்டேன்
I don’t know, anymore, where to throw that rose of mine.

அந்தரோஜா மலரை எங்கு எரிவதென்று தெரியவில்லை

Everywhere, where I was, hangs its fragrance.

நான் இருந்த எல்லாஇடத்திலும் அதன் நறுமணம் வீசியது
And everywhere, where I wasn’t,

நான் இல்லாத இடத்தில்
its withered leaves lie crumpled in the dust.

கசங்கிப்போன இலைகள்  தூசியோடு கிடந்தன!

கவியாக்கம்:டென்மார்க் கவிஞர் ஹென்ரிக் நார்ட்ப்ராண்ட்  (ஆண்டு 1945)

Henrik Nordbrandt, Denmark (1945)

Translated by Germain Droogenbroodt – Stanley Barkan

ஆங்கிலத்தில் மொழியாக்கம்  ஜெர்மெய்ன் ட்ரூகன்ப்ரூட்

from: “Digte / Gedichte“, Kleinheinrich Verlag, Münster 1988

IN TAMIL

தமிழில்

Blogger Dr. N V Subbaraman, Chennai, India 9840477552

NEHRUJI MEMORIAL DAY May 27th (Yesterday)

पूर्व पीएम जवाहर लाल नेहरु की ...

Coming from a great Kashmiri Pandit family-a great Gandhian
Inextricably  intertwined with freedom  movement under Mahatmaji
Rightly chosen as the First Prime Minister of free India!
Born on Fourteenth  November Eighteen Eighty Nine
And lived up to TWENTY SEVENTH MAY Nineteen Sixty Four

Indian independence activist, and the first Prime Minister of India
Central figure in Indian politics before and after independence.
Emerged as an eminent leader of the Indian independence movement.
Served India as Prime Minister from  Nineteen forty Seven
Until his death in Nineteen Sixty Four.
Son of Motilal Nehru, a prominent lawyer and nationalist statesman
And Swaroop Rani. Nehru was a graduate of Trinity College, Cambridge and
Inner Temple, where he trained to be a barrister.  enrolled at the
Allahabad High Court and took an interest in national politics.
Replaced his legal practice. A committed nationalist since his teenage
He became a rising figure in Indian politics during the upheavals.
Became the prominent leader of the left-wing factions of the
Indian National Congress earlier  and finally entire
Congress, withApproval of his mentor, Gandhi.

Nehru and the Congress dominated Indian politics
As the country moved towards independence. His idea of a secular nation-
State was validated when the Congress swept the provincial elections and
Formed the government in several provinces; Nehru,  reluctantly heeded
Gandhi’s call for immediate independence.,
Nehru was elected by the Congress to assume office as
India’s first Prime Minister,  Gandhi felt Nehru as his political heir and Successor. As Prime Minister, he set out to realize his vision of India.  he Started an ambitious program of economic, social and political reforms. Chiefly, he oversaw India’s transition from a colony to a republic, while nurturing a plural, multi-party system.

Under Nehru’s leadership, the Congress emerged as a catch-all party,
Dominating national and state-level politics and winning  three Elections .
He remained popular with all in spite of political troubles in last years
His birthday is Children’s Day.We salute Nehruji on this memorial Day.

Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru Stock Photos & Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru ...

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March 23,: Bhagat Singh’s Martyrdom Day

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Path to Indian freedom was quite long, painful and tedious
Leaders and workers in thousands sacrificed  their all in their lives
Many were not there to see the Nation becoming independent
We enjoy freedom at their cost not repaying our debt of gratitude !

One of the many revolutionary workers fighting for freedom
Was Shaheed Bhagat Singh -executed this day twenty third March
In Nineteen Thirty One. Born in nineteen hundred and seven
Sacrificed his life before twenty five years of age!

Socialist revolutionary whose two acts of dramatic violence
Against the British in India and execution at age twenty three
Made him a folk hero of the Indian independence movement
One was fatally shooting down a twenty one year Police Officer.
In December Nineteen Twenty Eight- John Saunders, in Lahore.
Singh was convicted and hanged in  when he was just twenty three.

Shaheed Bhagat Singh became a popular folk hero after his death.
Jawaharlal Nehru wrote that Singh  became popular because
He vindicated the honour of Lala Lajpat Rai and  the nation.
Let us pay our respect to that great nationalist on this holy day.

• March 5, Panchayati raj Divas (Odisha)

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Panchayat Level to Parliament Level Indian democracy
Is great and strong  thanks to the efforts  of the great leaders  like Gandhi
March fifth today it is Panchayati Raj Diwas in Odissa!
State Government holds Panchayati Raj Divas on Biju Patnaik’s
Birthday  with a theme Gaonra Bikash-Odishara Bikash.

Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik is the chief guest at the State-level
At the Jaydev Bhavan. A photo exhibition is held  for the  occasion.
Best gram panchayats would be felicitated on this occasion.
Also  observed at district-level across the State.
On this happy day we ll wish the State all peace and prosperity!
In the fitness of things all states are to celebrate in a grand manner
Basic unit of the great democracy in India that is Bharath our homeland!

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26th January-Indian Republic Day!

 

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Indian Republic Seventy One
Democratic fruits enjoyed fine
Democratic rights availed in full
Democratic values laid in lull!

Rights yielded place to a free license
License to indulge in deeds nonsense
Nonsense leading to atrocities
Beyond all due sensitivities!

Achievements galore, pride on one hand
Atrocities galore, ashamed we stand!

Corrupted mind, stained thoughts, evil deeds
Here and there, everywhere, pity indeed!

Our success and failure, good and bad
Who is responsible- sure I am!
R-day resolve- to all should be same!
“Let me mend my mind, tame my thought
With power of will, evils to be fought
Sure allow not my Motherland rot!

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INDIRA GANDHI’S BIRTH DAY -November 19th.

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November Nineteenth- Indira Gandhi’s birth day is today a nice day
To remember that iron lady-daughter of Jawaharlal Nehru
Rightly observed as National Integration Day very important
Now in particular when it is in danger unfortunate.

Divided it was prior to independence-dog in the manger
And then Gandhi came-Mahatma- he brought in unity and lead
Lead the country to freedom through means non-violent and truth great!
India that is Bharat has a past glorious to be proud of

Builders of modern India are great and many to talk of
One such gem indeed the first woman Prime minister precious
Indira Priyadarshini, noble daughter of noble Nehru!

She has a place indelible in Indian history sure
No force on earth can erase her name, fame and services pure
Grateful nation and loyal patriots have all praise for her
Bitter pills she prescribed wonderful, nation failed to pursue!

Nineteenth November Indira’s birth day- a great day is this day
To be observed as National Integration Day and all pay
Tributes to her vision and mission, strength of mind and conviction
May her spirit and soul guide the nation with all the greats we had!

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CHACHA NEHRU DAY-November 14th

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PANDIT Nehru a jewel among the pundits of Kashmir and highly educated
Prime Minister Nehru the top among the Prime Ministers of the world
Politician Nehru the most honest among the politicians of the world
CHACHA NEHRU most affectionate among the chachas to the children !

Omnipotent, Omniscient, Omnipresent Lord Almighty gifted
Jawaharlal Nehru to our homeland great India that is Bharat
Through traditionally a great family on this day Fourteenth
November Eighteen Hundred Eighty Nine – indeed a blessed year!

Nehru loved roses immense and so the children – kept rose in his packet
And children in his heart! Children loved him in turn and hence his birth day
Is not Nehru Birth Day but CHILDRENS DAY! dedicated to the children’s welfare
Let us on this day recollect his great services to India and the children!

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FRIEND OF THE POOR CHIEF MINISTER

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My holy and great Motherland gave birth to several greats
To take care of hard won freedom and its democratic values
Great Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru as one such Prime Minister
Friend of the poor Chief Minister Kamaraj great and selfless worker!

Humble worker of the Congress movement under Mahatmaji
Born on Fifteenth of July in the year Nineteen Thousand Three
In the South of my sacred homeland-India that is Bharath
Led the State and the Nation in a variety of noble ways!

The greatest Chief Minister Tamil Nadu privileged to have
The finest King Maker of India ever seen and had
His selfless service and sacrifices made him the noblest
Ever remembered for eternity- let us seek his blessings!

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