March 20th- HOLY,HOLI, HOLI DAY is today!

HOLY FESTIVAL OF PLENTIFUL COLORS!

Lovely Nation-My homeland-India that is Bharath very great
Full of festivals over the year for the people to enjoy
In the North and South, East and West all over to make others happy
And the self to live in joy and harmony with all in the society!

March Twentieth today is HOLY, HOLI, HOLI DAY to enjoy
Festival Holi start on the night before with a Holika Dahan
People gather, perform religious rituals in front of the bonfire,
Pray for their internal evil be destroyed the way Holika,
Sister of the demon king Hiranyakashipu, was killed in the fire.

The day is Rangwali Holi – a free-for-all festival of colours,
People smear each other with colours and drench each other.
Water guns and water-filled balloons are on full swing to
Color each other -friend or stranger, rich or poor, man or woman!

Children and elders. frolic and fight with colorsin streets, parks,
Temples and buildings carrying drums and other musical instruments,
Sing and dance, visit family, friends and foes to throw colored powders on all
Laugh and gossip, then share Holi delicacies, food and drinks.

In the evening, dress up and visit friends and family.
Festival of plentiful colors-ever pleasing to the eyes!
Let us wish all a happy HOLY, HOLI, HOLI this day
Let the whole world flourish in colors all through the year!

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March 19th-POULTRY DAY

National Poultry Day - March 19

Great Saint Poet, author of the Tamil magnum opus Thirukkural
Two thousand years ago appealed to the people to shun and
Give up meat eating!
Chapter Twenty Six

BYE TO MEAT EATING

1.
How can be graceful
One who takes animal’s flesh
To keep his flesh fresh!                                      (251)

2.
For the meat eaters
No grace left; wealth of no use
Who cares not but fritters!                               (252)

3.
The one who takes flesh
Sees not the grace of life great
Killer minds his knife!                               (253)

4.Non-killing is grace
Killing graceless; eating meat
Sure a sin – disgrace!                                       (254)
5.
Bye to meat! Lives saved!
Hell welcomes the meat eaters
Path to hell well laid!                                      (255)
6.
Killing life for meat
Selling flesh for money – sin
No more flesh to eat!                                       (256)
7.
Flesh – another’s sore
Realized one avoids meat
The world can’t ask for more!                           (257)
8.
Free from ignorance
Will abstain from meat eating
Meat – another’s life!                                      (258)
9.
Better than penance
Is giving up meat – a life
Killed for our pleasure!                                    (259)
10.
Who abstain from meat
The world salutes with respect
They kill not and greet!                                     (260)

Here we have NATIONAL POULTRY DAY today Nineteenth March
Eggs and turkey bacon for breakfast, an open-faced turkey avocado sandwich for lunch and then perhaps a good, ol’ fashioned fried chicken dinner to finish off the day. Poultry is the theme for March 19th as it is National Poultry Day.
Poultry refers to domestic birds that are raised for meat and eggs. These birds include chicken, turkey, ducks, geese, quail, and pheasant.  Poultry is farmed in large numbers with chickens being the most numerous.
Poultry can be prepared in many different ways including roasting, baking, frying, grilling, sautéing, steaming and roasting.

Look at these ignorant and innocent looking hen and rooster
Not knowing its fate in a minutes few at the hands of the men
Great creation of the Almighty, my great Lord Omnipotent
To be at peace and harmony with all HIS creations!

Let us try  and make efforts to follow the Tamil Poet Valluvar
And take to vegetarianism in all spirit good and valuable
And spare the valuable lives of all birds and animals
Live to the traditions of India that is Bharath our homeland!

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28th February-Maharshi Dayanand Saraswati Jayanti

 

Our HOLY MOTHERLAND India that is Bharath is a blessed land
Whose many children are Saints and Seers, Scientists and writers grand
Politicians of the noblest order like Mahatma Gandhi
Spiritual leaders par excellent guiding the world all over!

Twenty Eighth February a significant day in Indian history
Observing Saraswati’s Arya Samaj- honorable society advances esteems
And practices in view of the faultlessness of the Vedas. Dayanand Saraswati
Composed numerous books with a specific end goal to make his work and thoughts godlike.

One of his is Satyarth Prakashk adding Indian freedom development also.
The Arya Samaj is principled under Satyarth Prakash which is  ‘Light of Truth’.
Most critical piece of his writings.Today we recall Swamiji’s great deeds.
The goal of the day enables all the more great . Maharishi Dayanand Saraswati
Or Swami Dayanand Saraswati Jayanti praises the birth commemoration
Of the organizer of Arya Samaj-Dayanand Saraswati. Let us seek his grace!

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February 23rd-ROTARY CLUB’S BIRTH DAY.

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Man is a social animal it is said- We are socially inclined in all our lives
We are with acquired bonds in many ways- socially bonded for good- man thrives!
Helping each other helped by each other- right he should be all over the world
Loving all, serving all, helping ever and hurting never top in the mind bold!

Social service organizations are there all over the world to love and serve
One sure is Rotary International born this day in Nineteen Hundred and Five
Formed by four men in Chicago! signifying the great FOUR WAY test of Rotarian s
Does good if each and every citizen of the world can truthfully follow always!

Yes, if I pass all these tests, I can’t but be a noble servant of the Society
Let me be a citizen-not a member of any Rotary International Club
‘I am one of the most sincere Rotarian’ any Club anywhere can own
On this hundred and fourteenth birth day  let us resolve to be and act!

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February 20: World Day of Social Justice

My Homeland India that is Bharath strongly believes that the whole world
Is one family and declares through Veda thus: VASUDEYVA KUTUMBAKAM=bold!
The Tamils will say: every place is our home town and all are our kith and kin.
Great principle and philosophy not to be thrown into the dust bin!

The world talks about SOCIAL JUSTICE in one voice through United Nations
Today Twentieth February is WORLD SOCIAL JUSTICE DAY- observed as passion.
We have many issues on our way to peace and prosperity, – poverty, unemployment,
Illiteracy, gender inequality, crime and human rights violations.!

The day aims to bring and promote social justice and make the world
A fair place, with equal opportunities and rights for all,sans caste,
Religion or gender discrimination, provide equal opportunities to prosper
And grow! Let us all this day resolve help in this Social Justice!

Help bring International community together to promoting global peace
And equality.Make political thinkers and policy makers across the world,
Admire that the global goals of Sustainable Development can be achieved
With bringing social justice a key principle that ensures progress,
Prosperity along with equal wealth distribution, equal opportunities
And eliminate any discrimination based on age, caste, creed, religion and so on!

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CANDLEMASS DAY-2nd February

 

Second February tomorrow one of the holiest days
In Christianity one of the oldest religions in world
Has its own principles and practices, culture and custom
Observed all over the world-all to know and appreciate!

Candlemass day is tomorrow-the Feast of the Presentation
Of Lord Jesus and the Feast of the Purification
Of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the presentation of
Jesus at the Temple. a woman was to be presented
For purification by sacrifice- the fortieth day
Of the Christmas–Epiphany season. The day
To remove Christmas decorations on Twelfth Night!

On Candlemas, day they bring their candles to Church
Get blessed and then use for rest of year.
These blessed candles a symbol of Jesus Christ,
Who referred to himself as the Light of the World.

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January11th Step in a Puddle and Splash Your Friend’s Day

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Following PECULIAR PERSONS DAY on tenth here is one more
Today “Step In A Puddle And Splash Your Friends Day” a fun day
January Eleventh-For those who feel bored up with monotony,
for sure a great chance to enjoy in the water for mischievous too!

We are allowed to jump in a puddle and splash some water
On our friends. Wear our wellies, have fun by splashing water.
National Step In A Puddle And Splash Your Friends Day
Would be complete with getting in puddle and splashing on friends.

Man in his young or old, tired or retired life needs rest and fun
In a nice swimming pool or river or tank or lake-sure none
To object or protest- to be taken in a jovial manner
May joy and mirth pervade all over and make all live happily!

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