In a way I feel we are all refugees sent by the creator Almighty
To this world for a temporary phase-but our lives made worthwhile rightly!
But real refugees are unfortunate people becoming refugees
Due to external reasons-very miserable and atrocious to the core!
World Refugee Day marks a key moment for the public to show support
For families forced to flee.June Twentieth today is World Refugee Day.
Every year is observed with different themes declared by United Nations
This year’s theme is Global Compact on Refugees.indeed very important one.
It calls for investment in communities that host refugees to help ease
The pressure on the host and to help refugees become self-reliant.
Some important quotes on this:
Albert Einstein: “The world will not be destroyed by those who do evil, but by those who watch them without doing anything”
Kofi Annan: “I urge you to celebrate the extraordinary courage and contributions of refugees past and present.”
Anne Frank: “How wonderful it is that no one has to wait, but can start right now to gradually change the world! How wonderful it is that everyone, great and small, can immediately help bring about justice by giving of themselves.”
Martin Luther King Jr: “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.”
Unfortunately the society is beset with frauds and fraudsters. The following are Ten Thirukkural Couplets translated by me into English. Wortds of wisdom that came from Saint Poet Thiruvalluvar more than 2000 years ago: This indeed the u8rgent need of the hour!
Indulge not in fraud
If not to be insulted
Guard from evil deeds! (281)
It brings awful woes
Very thought of defrauding
Coveting others! (282)
Wealth through coveting
Disappears in no time
A sin – demeaning! (283)
Fruits of fraud and greed
Though seem sweet, bring bitter woes
Attempt and get freed! (284)
To show love and grace
Is not the wont of a fraud
He covets and falls! (285)
Whose life uncontrolled
Go with love and lust for fraud
Get bad uncontrolled! (286)
Those who know their strength
Know well the evils of fraud
Indulge not a length! (287)
Fraudulent mind stands
As a virtuous thought holds
Hold to virtue strong! (288)
Evil thoughts bring doom
They sure suffer and perish
Shun fraud, avoid gloom! (289)
Fraudulent falls sure
Liability on earth
Heaven greets the pure! (290)
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!
World thrives on the sacrifices of thousands of its sons and daughters
It is for the world to remember and follow their foot steps and serve!
Sacrifices for the family, society, nation and the world
In any form or mode- sacrifices sure deserve honor quite bold!
Eighteenth March is today National Supreme Sacrifice Day
To honor those who made tremendous sacrifices for the sake
And the good of others as well as those who sacrifice their lives
Every day for us.! The men and women in uniform who have lay
Down their lives protecting their country and communities. And those
Who stepped forward during times of crisis to rescue a stranger
Or a neighbor and gave the supreme sacrifice now and then.
These sacrifices don’t come in uniform often remain unsung.
An assassin is sung today- with a temple for him and books published
As inhumanly planned by some at the Center! The assassinated
Getting into oblivion- a paradox we see here in our
Holy Motherland India that is Bharath! Let us arrest the trend!
World in which we live is wonderful-unique and peculiar
Thirty First January is “World Backward Day. The day where world
Gets turned upside down and inside becomes out and madness becomes
Sanity and day becomes night-sounds mad-, at least in concept.
Much seriousness in air, and we bend all the rules and hang out.
Backward Day. In every culture came a time of year when
All societal rules got turned on their head. Rome’s Saturnalia,
A day When all social norms were turned on their head. Gambling was not
Forbidden, masters served their slaves at table. free speech permitted,
Among-st the slaves all manner of insult was allowed-peculiar!
There are cultures over the world that celebrate this changing of guard,
Overcoming of mores and exemplifying of wildness-not a fraud
In the end, it is questioning the way the world is established
and the rules that we have in place to govern our behavior.
Backward Day isn’t just a day of silliness, but of mental revolution!
Let us also taste the day in our own way-in admiration!.
It is true you need not wash the tumbler-glass or stainless steal
Every time you take a cup of tea or coffee or water-feel
Not the pain of finding place to keep the tumblers and glasses
In your kitchen cup board or dining table or some other space!
Easy and light to drink from a paper cup- including ice cream
Not very costly either -so you people have switched over
To paper cups and tumblers increasingly in these happy days
For you and sad days for me and my kith and kin in the tree world.
I am Douglas- a tree talking: My family was killed for
Paper cups. If you are a frequent drinker of coffee or
Tea please use a reusable mug. After all, I and my
Family clean your air all the twenty four hours of the day.