J B N TWENTY FIVE TODAY!

JBN Silver Jubilee Celebration program

One of the leading premier Public Sector Organizations of India that is Bharath our holy Motherland is LIFE INSURANCE CORPORATION OF INDIA which was my Alma mater for more than four decades where I learnt the Art and Science of Life and Living! I make my bread and butter even today at past 78!
I have served this great Institution in different parts of the country-Tamilnadu, Andhra Pradesh, Rajasthan- and as a part of our Central Office in Maharashtra.  I have travelled far and wide India for my official duties!
Corporation has developed housing in a very gigantic manner for its employees in some places and for its POLICY HOLDERS in many centers.
Housing for its policy holders is done and in many centers called JEEVAN BIMA NAGAR. In that way we have Jeevan Bima Nagars in places like Mumbai, Bangalore, Kolkatta, Delhi, Chennai etc.
Since my last transfer in service in 1998 from Kadapa, Andhra Pradesh to Chennai I have been a resident of JEEVAN BIMA NAGER, CHENNAI where I own a two bedroom flat which I purchased in 1995 when I was in Salem at a total cost of Rs.5, 75,000 including registration charges. A beautiful Nagar by itself one of the biggest in Chennai 944 Flats, Community Hall, Kids World, Youth World, Women’s World etc   within a compound wall and has FIVE  gates in a vast  area under  Ambattur Municipality. –

A quarter century is gone since the colony- a mini BAARATHA NIVAS was born-citizens from North and South, East and West and center – a mini township well taken care of by the office bearers of the JEEVAN BIMA NAGAR FLAT OWNERS WELFARE ASSOCIATION – a Registered Body duly constituted and having a well drafted constitution and bye laws approved by the Government authority right from 1994. Office bearers since inception have been giving their best for the development of the colony and the welfare of the residents. In fact one can confidently say that this JEEVAN BIMA NAGAR IS A MODEL COLONY in Chennai as of now.

The following are SILVER JUBILEE YEAR OFFICE BEARERS:

President: Mr. C. Sundararajan.
Secretary: Mr. P. Boominathan
Treasurer: Mr. Radhakrishnan

Here is my Tamil poem presented on a happy occasion which talks about the greatness of this Jeevan Bima Nagar:. .

ஒற்றுமை ஓங்கவே!

ஒற்றுமை ஒற்றுமை ஒற்றுமை
வேற்றுமையிலும் ஒற்றுமை
ஓங்கவேண்டும் ஒற்றுமை
நாடும் வீடும் ஓங்கிட
வேண்டும் நாட்டில் ஒற்றுமை
வேண்டும் உலகில் ஒற்றுமை!

ஜீவன் பீமா நகரிது
பாரத விலாச நகரிது!                                 8
வடக்கும் தெற்கும்
கிழக்கும் மேற்கும்
கூடி வாழும் நகரிது!

கோலம் கூட ஒற்றுமை
காட்டிக் கொடுத்த நகரிது!
முதற் பரிசும் இரண்டாம் பரிசும்
பெற்றதந்த கோலமே!
ஜீவன் தந்த நகரிது                                   16
பீமா செய்த நகரிது  !
ஜீவன் பீமா நகரிது
நாட்டுக்கே எடுத்துக் காட்டும்
நமது வலிவு மிக்க ஒற்றுமை!

நல்ல சங்கம் நமது சங்கம்
நல்ல வழி காட்டும் சங்கம்
வாழ்க நகரம் வாழ்க சங்கம்
வாழ்க மக்கள் அனைவரும்!                           24

அமைதியும் ஒற்றுமையும்
கைகோர்த்து நடக்கட்டும்!
மகிழ்ச்சியும் மானுடமும்
பெருமையோடு பறக்கட்டும்!
நாடும் நாமும் ஒன்றெனப்
பாடுவோம் இந்நாளிலே
ஏடெடுத்து எழுதுவோம்
என்றும் நின்று நிலைக்கவே!`                              32.

சேலத்தில் இருக்கையிலே செய்தி வந்தது
சேலத்து மாம்பழமாய் இனிமை தந்தது
ஜீவன் பீமா நகர் பிறக்க வழி வகுத்தனர்
ல்லமுறையில் நாமும் வாழப் பாதை தெரிந்தது!

என்ன இந்த இடத்தில் நமது வீடா
என்ற ஐயம்  பிடுங்கித் தின்றது!
வந்து விட்டேன் ஆறு லட்ச விலைகொடுத்தே!
அந்த நாள் முதல் இந்த நாள் வரை                              40
வந்த நண்பர்கள் வளர்ந்து வந்தனர்!

நல்ல சங்கம் அமைத்து நம்மை
நன்றாய் பேணிக் காத்தனர்!
என்னவெல்லாம் செய்ய வேண்டும் என்று
எண்ணிப்பார்த்தனர் அனைவரையும் ஒன்றாக
அணைத்துச் சென்றனர்! அன்றிருந்த நிலைமைதனை
நினைத்துப் பார்க்கிறேன்!

மேடு பள்ளம் அத்தனையும் நேராக்கினர்                         48
பாடுபட்டு மரங்கள் வைத்துப் பசுமையாக்கினர்
எத்தனையோ வளர்ச்சி என்று
வியந்து நிற்கிறேன்!சிரம் தாழ்த்தி நன்றிதனை
சொல்லி மகிழ்கிறேன்! அவர்கள் பட்ட பாட்டினையே
எண்ணிப் பார்க்கிறேன்! காலை மாலை இரவு என்று
தண்ணீராய் கடமை புரிந்தனர்!காலனியை மேம்படுத்தி மகிழ்ச்சி கொண்டனர்!
என் வீட்டை நான் காப்பது எனது கடமை
என்பதனை என்றும் எண்ணி நடந்து செல்கிறேன்!
கால் நூற்றாண்டை நாமும் கடந்திருக்கிறோம்
மேலும் பல்லாண்டு காலம் மகிழ இருக்கிறோம்1

வாழ்க நகர், வாழ்க சங்கம், வாழ்க மக்கள் என்று கூறி
முரசம் கொட்டுவோம்! இதய கீதம் பாடுவோம்!                  61

In ENGLISH:

Unity , unity,unity
Unity in diversity
To flourish is unity
Home and nation to prosper
Need is national unity
Need is universal unity
Jeevan Bima Nagar is this
Baratha vilas township is this
North and South!                                    8
East and Wes
Unitedly live heret
Even the drawings in front of homes
Displayed sense of unity in colony!
First and second prizes
Annexed by these two drawings!
Jeevan given town is this
Bhīma made town is this                            16
Jeevan Bhīma Nagar is this  !
Model to the whole Nation
Is our unity, strong unity!
Good Association is our Association
Good guidance giving Association
Hail the Nagar hail the Association
Long live all the people!                 24
Peace and unity
Walk with hand in hand
Happiness and humanism
Let fly with pride!
Nation and we are one
Let us sing on this day
Write in our golden books
To last forever!`                                                 32.
News came when I was in Salem
Sweet like Salem Mango it was
Way was laid for the birth
Jeevan Bima Nagar in mirth
Road was seen for our happy life!
IS this the place where we have our house
Doubt began to nag our mind!
Came here purchasing for six lakhs!
From that day to this day
Friendship with many developed
Good association was formed and
Take care of us sound!
What all to be done
Was their constant thought
Took all of us as one together! Think I                                48
The condition that prevailed then
Ups and downs in the roads were leveled
Planting sapplings they made colony go green
So much of development delighted I am
Bowing my heads I gratefully thank them
Morn day and night- never an issue
Did their duties as the water does
Found joy and happiness at the developed Nagar
My duty it is to maintain my flat nice
Conscious I am and do take care
Quarter century we have walked together
Very many more years we are to enjoy
Hail to thee our Nagar, our Association, our people
Let us trumpet aloud and sing the song of joy!                           62

!Here is an English acrostic poem by Miss. S. Nivetha of 12th Block – National Book of Records for Children holder for having been the youngest Poet Delegate in the International Multi Lingual Poets Meet held at Vijayawada in 20016 when she was in her 12th standard and presented her poem.

LONG LIVE JBNFOWA

S.Nivetha
12/2045, JBN, Chennai

Long live our great Jeevan Bima Nagar
Outstanding services to the residents
New and innovative steps are taken
God bless the Association and members!

Living is pleasant in the colony
I have so many good friends here nice
Very many worlds’ here-kids to women
Enjoyable for all the residents!

Jeevan Bima Nagar creation of LIC
Better than any other private promoters’
Nice indeed is so much of vacant pace
Functions of all celebrated very nice
Owners and rented families in peace
Welfare of all taken care of sure
All will live in unity and harmony pure!

(This is an acrostics poem where reading of the first letter of each line gives the title of the poem
“LONG LIVE JBNFOWA”)

We about 900 families,  residents of JEEVAN BHIMA NAGAR numbering around 4000 enjoy our lives- with the schools, shops, markets, temples, churches and mosques, buses and bus stops nearby.

Silver jubilee celebrations are on with great enthusiasm and happiness! Golden Jubilee celebrations are just another twenty five years near!!!!

JBN Chennai Community Hall.

LUCKY PENNY DAY May 23rd.

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Beliefs are beliefs superstitious or based on facts and figures
In the East or West, North or South all over the world funny it looks!
National Lucky Penny Day is today May Twenty Third all over America
“See a penny, pick it up… All day long you’ll have good luck.”

When you are out and about on the roads, look on the ground for pennies.
It just might be your lucky day!Funny thoughts and beliefs-with ease
Value of a penny is practically nil today! Years ago penny was something
Today, due to inflation, the penny does not buy much of anything.

Metal value and cost of minting pennies exceed their face value.
Many nations stopped minting equivalent value coins and efforts
Made to end the routine use of pennies in several countries.
Coins of quarter anna, half anna, anna one or two in India
Are to be seen only in the coin collectors’ album! a fact
Yet million pennies make thousands of dollars for a joke!

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American pennies!!!!

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Indian coins of quarter, half, one and two annas!!!!!

BE A MILLIONAIRE DAY 20th May

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Shall I say let me be a MILLIONAIRE? No let me a CROREPATI-
Million has not much of a value today as much as a CRORE!!!!!
It’s Be a Millionaire Day! Today an opportunity to dream big
And imagine what life would be as a millionaire! a crorepati!

A million dollars isn’t what it used to be, seeing a seven-
Figure number in our bank account is still financial milestone.
Rightly Gandhiji said if one has more than what he needs, balance
Be held as a custodian for others-poor and downtrodden!

If not cent per cent a major excess can go to orphanages
And old age homes in plenty in the world! Sevalayas and
Uthavum Karangal are there all over needing funds from the public!
Let us help to the extent possible on this awareness occasion!

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Sevalaya, Pakkam village

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Uthavum karangkal-Children taking food.

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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NATIONAL RICHTER SCALE DAY – April 26

NATIONAL RICHTER SCALE DAY – April 26

Man endowed with  wonderful brain and its effective use, invented
Several useful and essential ideas, concepts, instruments
For the benefit of the Society all over the world! Today
April Twenty Sixth is one of the great days that saw the birth of a great!

NATIONAL RICHTER SCALE DAY is today to honor the birth of Richter Scale inventor,
Charles Richter on this day in Nineteen Hundred. American seismologist and physicist
Most famous as the inventor of the Richter magnitude scale to quantify
The size of earthquakes, While working at the California Institute of Technology!

Richter first used the scale in nineteen thirty five and became
Standard measure of earthquake intensity. most popularly known
As Richter Scale. United States Geological Service records
That the biggest earthquake since was in Chile in May nineteen sixty.

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April 22nd-DYNGUS DAY!

India and Hinduism  declare: VASUDEYVA KUTUMBAKAM
The whole world is one family! What a noble philosophy!
The whole world is the creation of the Almighty God-our Lord
Yet the countries are in thousands following their own culture and tradition!

The world  appreciates and I as a universalist blog
On all regions and religions-today the twenty second April
DYNGUS DAY Polish”  “Wet Monday” in Polish held on “Easter Monday” in “Poland”
In Czech Republic” Slovakia” Hungary” and parts of western “Ukraine”

For a whole day observed by Polish diaspora communities, particularly among “Polish Americans”
Boys throw water over girls and spank them with “Pussy willow” branches on Easter Monday,
And girls do the same to boys. accompanied by other rituals, making verse declarations
And holding door-to-door processions, boys dressed as bears.

THREE D’S DAY IS TODAY!

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THREE D’S DAY is today the Eighteenth April-very important day
This is DEMOCRACY’S DEMAND on me DAY! Democracy’s right day to me!
My right to vote I will not let go off-but my Lord I am not in the list!!!
From  my twenty second year till this day I have not missed any
Local, State or Central -my greatest right and privilege it is!

Feeling pretty great as a part of this great Indian democracy!
Out of five  hundred and forty three constituencies all over
Eighty five in thirteen States including mine go to polls today
Including my State of Tamilnadu where I will have to!

It is  unfortunate that the voters in general are becoming
Apathetic towards elections and do not avail their democratic right
As is seen by the dwindling percentage of voting.   Young and old voters
Should do it as their  sacred duty towards our motherland !

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