“GREAT RAINS” GIFT OF NATURE/ GOD A HUMBLE PRAYER.

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Middle of JUNE is gone-gone sans rains-my God or Nature Why this punishment
To me a citizen of Chennai. I know I have not been good to any,
I do not love all,  serve all-though I say help ever hurt never, I follow not strict
I deserve to be denied of Thy grace Lord Varuna- but not my kith and kin here!

By now year after year we use to get the grace of Rain God –and blessed
With RAIN- this year not till now!. Prayers are on seeking your grace
Every nook and corner- Be kind enough to bring in RAIN to this starved city
Of Chennai. For drinking water and other purposes we do not get water enough.

We pay heavily and exorbitantly for the little water, to those who help us
We can only pray, beg you to bring us rains and do rain water harvesting!
Oh! Lord Varuna-Rain God- kindly lend us your ears and bless us with rain
May all  living beings humans and  animals, trees and plants get their thirst quenched!

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WELCOME JUNE!

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Hearty WELCOME to JUNE forms the content for this week’s Sunday Story in Envius Thoughts! Children and elders were enjoying a nice vacation in the last two months! School holidays mean children can enjoy a larger sleep, no need to get up early, prepare themselves for the school/college, get up as they liker, have frood as they wish, play as they feel in the hot sun notwithstanding! Naturally when the children are not in a hurry, parents too feel a little leisurely! Visiting friends and relatives, kith and kin, local and away-in fact a great time in a year to enjoy- no matter Sun is at his worst in May! Parks and play grounds, private and public full of activities all through the summer vacation! Cool drink shops- ever the people in que- requesting cold Apple juice, Banana milk shake, carrot juice, grape juice, ice cream of any flavor, jack fruit juice, keerani juice,lemon juice, mango milk shake, mulaampaza juice, orange juice, pomo juice,rose milk, sweet lemon juice, water melon juice and what not!
Coconut water, sugar cane juice and palmyra tree gifted NUNGU will do enormous good to our health during summer.

Sommer coming happily water scarcity scaring at the society! Very hard to believe that a tanker of water normally available for Rs 800 or so, shot up to 3000 rupees-horrible indeed! When the Government says there is no water for supplying, where do these thousands of private water tankers get water uninterruptedly- a million dollar question! Government’s apathy, insensitivity, in efficiency?????????????????????.
Summer season travel horrible again-notwithstanding extra fleet of buses, long distance bus standing travel! In spite of advanced train bookings, non availability for those who have to make urgent journeys! People standing in the toilets in the second class compartment! Not imaginasry but the actual experience of this blogger!!!

When children go out for play under the hot sun, on the one side parents feel relieved that the children are not making life horrible sitting at home- on the other worried that playing in hot sun may affect the health of the children!
But look at the pitiable condition of the sweepers, cleaners -street beautifiers who have to work in hot sun or otherwise! There are similarly placed workers everywhere.
There is a period called AGNI NATCHATHIRAM -this year it was from May 3rd to 29thy during which period sun rays will be at the worst and no fan, Ac etc can be of much help!When the sea breeze sets in the coastal areas, evenings may a little pleasant. I use to enjoy for a few minutes intermittently when I go for my morning walk between three and four and evening 5 and 6 in our Youth World in Jeevan Bima Nagar , Chennai where I live.

This June has a special significance for all of us-  the residents of JEEVAN BIMA NAGAR which is celebrating SILVER JUBILEE on 15th and 16th in a magnificent manner- bringing out the talents within the colony and from outside to provide wholesome joy to the inmates of the colony.

A rare and happy occasion for all of us especially the seniors like me as  we can enjoy GOLDEN JUBILEE only from our HEAVENLY ABODE!
I recollect my Haiku poems on SUMMER which I give below though a repeat of long back:

Among the seasons Four
Summer has its own charm
Here are some Haiku nice
Enjoy/suffer along with summer!

1
Summer and winter
Part of Nature – God made sure
Accept with heart pure!
2
Summer is pleasant
To write “Mid summer night’s dream”
Sky throws a crescent!
3
Summer and winter
Brings out the great truth of life
Hot and cold glitter!
4
Sure the world needs both
Hot summer and cold winter
Ensure peoples’ growth!
5
Hot summer brings joy
To my children, the schools close
Nice time to enjoy!
6
Summer has glory
For all of us to enjoy
Can make a story!
7
Summer is pleasant
To all those who have a mind
To taste the crescent!
8
Summer can be cold
As cold as Himalayas
Mind to be quite bold!
9
Great summer showers
Bring mice relief, joy and cheers
Nature’s strong powers!
10
Summer gets flowers
Exotic and excellent
People in great cheers!

Summer knows no discrimination. It is equally harsh for all-big or small, rich or poor, men or women, employed or unemployed, well read or ill read!
Well June has just arrived bringing cheers and responsibilities, activities and attendant duties. Monsoon is expected to arrive shortly. Schools and colleges are to be opened for yet another onset of academic year. Payment of heavy fees, purchase of loads of books and notebooks for children. For my entire studies from Class one to University course, I would not have spent a lakh! Today a school nearby is collecting a couple of lakhs of rupees for PRE KG/LKG.! Is it education has become so costly and quality proportionately increased! Parents paying capacity increased!
I remember in late fifties I walked 16 miles a day for to-fro college in Karaikudi for want of 2+2 = 4 annas for college bus! Today boys and girls of elementary and high school classes go by school bus for a school that is just 500 meters from home in my colony! Naturally we find 4th or 6th standard boys and girls awkwardly OBESE!
One thing I have to admit is that the present day students in all ages are much more intelligent and better general knowledgeable than what I was at that stage!
Well wishing a happy and successful new academic year, we end this sunday story at this stage. Till we meet tomorrow as usual may GOD BE WITH YOU!

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ADI PERUKKU August 3rd.

Aadi Perukku

Aadi Perukku a Hindu Tamil festival observed
On the Eighteenth day of the Tamil month of Aadi to pay
Tribute to the life-sustaining properties of water.
That flows in the rivers all over its course a joyous matter!

Aadi monsoon festival written as Aadiperukku
A Tamil festival celebrated on the 18th Adi
Mid-July to mid-August -to revere water- the blessing
Of mankind with peace, prosperity and happiness, nature
Worship in the form of Amman deities to shower Nature’s
Bountiful grace on human beings.-a thanks giving day!

Padinettam perukku dedicated to the river
Basins of Tamil Nadu and major lakes water source
Areas to celebrate the water rising levels due to
The onset of monsoon, Padinettu is eighteen, and
Perukku denotes rising-observed predominately by women
A water-ritual, celebrated by women is to honor nature!

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MARCH 22nd WORLD WATER DAY

Today March Twenty second is  WORLD WATER DAY with the theme
For this year twenty Eighteen: “NATURE FOR WATER”.to scheme
And explore how to use Nature to meet the water challenges
Of the century. Floods and droughts-with water pollution!
Elixir and nectar of life- graciously granted
By Nature- manifestation of the Lord Almighty
For us to take care of – our rivers  treated as MOTHER
Sure not to be misused to carry factory wastes!
Man the roof and crown of creation cannot be ruthless
And spoil the water bodies and sources at any cost- useless
Leading the entire living beings to suffer-humans
And animals, trees and plants-let us resolve to save!
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“Wetlands for a Sustainable Urban Future” !

 

Wetlands for a Sustainable Urban Future” is the theme
For World Wetlands Day” today the second February Eighteen
To remember, appreciate and observe keeping in mind
The need for conservation of water-sea or falls, tanks or lakes
Rivers or wells– water the nectar blessed by the Mother!

Urban or Rural- Thiruvalluvar says there is no world
Sans water; Sustainable Urban Future rests on the wetlands
Sans wetland no agricultural production-sans agri.
Production no worthy food for sustenance=-wetlands a must!

No conversion of agricultural lands into plots or flats
Residential- whatever be the need or necessity
Society and the Government to be firm and strict
For a “SUSTAINABLE URBAN FUTURE”-let us not forget !

WORLD OCEAN DAY -8th June.

Oceans are the greatest gift of God for the living beings
Humans and animals, mountains, hills and dales, birds and all livings
Get  a lot from the oceans excellent expression of Nature
Sure to be kept neat and safe, clean and clear for the sake of future!

Greatest danger comes from the man who throws all the plastic trash
Into the sea polluting the whole ocean unsafe for all to dash
The hopes of the world simply but surely idiotic and unfair
The saner among the humans have to prevent this nonsense- quite fair!

Rivers and tanks, lakes and seas, wells and all water bodies deemed
As divine manifestation and have to be revered and respected
Sure not to be pollutes by any means -throwing the wastes
Plastics onwards and maintain the sanctity and purity of oceans.

WORLD OCEAN DAY is today the eighth of June every year
To bring in awareness among all for health and happiness clear
Tragedy is polluting with plastic mounds- to be given up sure
And maintain the pristine blue color of the sea-ever pure!

RIVERS

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Sacred River Godavari

Rivers –big or small- long or short- their tributaries
All sacred gifts of Almighty through its arm of nature
They indeed the source of life and living for all beings
Numerous are they deemed holy and revered as Gods!

Amazon, Mississippi, Nile, Yangtze, Ganges
Mekong, Danube, Columbia, Rhine, Orinoco
Volge and Thames- great and holy rivers of the world
People have to be grateful to the Almighty- Lord!

Thiruvalluvar the great Saint Poet of Tamilnadu rightly
Proclaims the world cannot thrive sans water boldly.
Where is agriculture, good crops, food and life of all
Our sacred rivers seven- sure source of life for all.

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Godavari Pushkaram

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Mother Cauveri River passing through Thanjavur