TILL WE SEE THE HEAVEN!

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Great country, great people
Noble thoughts, noble deeds
Hallowed Himalayas, reverberating rivers
Fertile fields, magnificent minerals
Fascinating forests, flora and fauna
Lovely languages, lovely people
Seers and saints, philosophers and scientists
Variety of knowledge, variety of culture
Unity in diversity all that we nurture
Love is God, Truth is God
All that we preach sure with nod
Values of life piously pursued!
Ichobad – glory going?

Old order changeth yielding place to new
New order bringeth glory in high view
Along with growth, greed and selfishness in a few
Negative values spread in all its hue!

Older people lamenting loss of values
Younger ones losing faith in moral values
Middle ones mooring neither here nor there
Ship of the Nation inching without care!

What a great people
What a great fall
Violence, betrayal, backstabbing
Jealousy, ingratitude, high cheating
Falsehood, corruption, dishonesty
Deceptions, treachery, infidelity
All that hinders Nation’s progress
All that plunders people’s wealth
All we need is a Mahatma’s lead
All we plead is noble deed
Another form of freedom struggle
To ensure peace and plenty free from peril!
Shall we get another Mahatma
To involve the intellectuals
To galvanize the society
To integrate the fractured nation
To infuse faith and confidence
To inject oneness and brotherhood
To lift us from lethargy and indifference!

Of! my beloved Mother Bharath!
Let me set my vision so high
Let my Bharath soar to sky
Let these winged words fly and fly
Till we see the Heaven so nice!

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18th June KAKKAN DAY

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June Eighteenth is the hundred and ninth anniversary a great man
A great simple, noble unassuming leader from Tamilnadu
Late P Kakkan, Tamil Nadu’s formidable leader and Indian
Freedom fighters. Kakkan’s rich legacy and history is sadly left
Languishing from the hearts of the people.Most unfortunate.

Look at his condition.“Then Tamilnadu Chief Minister MGR
Saw a woman among the morning crowd, got out of his car,
Went up to her and inquired about her husband. Invited her
To eat and said that a car would take her home. She was former
Congress minister Kakkan’s wife. Kakkan could not pay meager rent
Faced eviction from his government accommodation. Asking for a day’s
Time, his wife approached MGR who settled all rental dues from his
Personal funds. The next day, a government order announced free
housing to Kakkan, and granted a monthly stipend of RUPEES FIVE HUNDRED!
This continued to his family even after his death. Tamil poet Kannadasan said,
“Any party man would have to praise MGR for helping a martyr like Kakkan.’”
That was the condition of a former Stae Minister and that shows simplicity.

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NEHRUJI’S MEMORIAL DAY May27th.

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Chacha Nehru he was to every one and naturally to me
It was on Twenty Seventh nineteen sixty four the balmshell fell
Death of the greatest among the Prime Ministers,India has seen
Let us pay homage to that great and noble soul Mother India gave birth to!

Memories of our country’s first prime minister, Jawaharlal Nehru
Come to mind on this day –his fifty fifth death anniversary.a great writer
A keen nature lover. All his life, he remained in love with the mighty
Himalayas. the Doon valley was his favourite place for a holiday pretty.

Great man born literally with a silver spoon, first disciple
Of Mahatmaji and a freedom fighter fierce, Nehruji laid a strong
Foundation for India that is Bharat-our sacred homeland,
We reverentially pay homage to that builder of Modern India!

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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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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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PATRIOT DAY!

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A special day for special thoughts, words and deeds for all to know!
Patriot Day is the third Monday of April in United States!
Better to think of much exhorted PATRIOTISM than the patriots.
Noble trait, virtue and quality sure is patriotism!

Patriotism- national pride the feeling of love, devotion
And sense of attachment to a homeland and alliance with other
Citizens with the same sentiment. can be a combination of many
Feelings – own homeland, ethnic, cultural, political aspects!

Patriotism- love for one’s native land and may be symbolism
Of culture,agriculture social bond and the soil in which born!
Patriotism induces nationalism not much different
Yet is -let us develop in our youngsters -nation will progress!

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April 13th Birth Day of GANDHIJI’S GOD!

 

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Last words of the dying normal human being  groaning and weeping
Hence Mahatma Gandhi Mahatmaji fell backwards on getting bullet shots
Chanting RAM RAM- some say he chanted HEY RAM-RAM was in his lips
Today is SRI RAMA NAVAMI -birth day of LORD RAM -a HOLY DAY !

Ram Navami religious and traditional festival, celebrated
With great enthusiasm by the Hindus all over on the birthday
Of the Lord Rama, the seventh avatar from the Dashavatar
Of the Lord Vishnu.this festival falling on ninth day in Chaitra.

The great Avatar to demonstrate how a human must live on earth
Love and obedience for parents; taking care of brothers and friends
Even under the most trying circumstances in life one may face
On this holy day let us invoke HIS blessings to lead a noble life!

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