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  1. Hindustani78

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    On 31st December, the Prime Minister will deliver the inaugural address, via video conference, for the 85th Sivagiri Pilgrimage Celebrations, at Sivagiri Mutt, Varkala, Kerala. Sivagiri is the holy abode of one of the great saints and social reformers of India, Sree Narayan Guru.

    The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi delivering the inaugural address for the 85th Sivagiri Pilgrimage Celebrations at Sivagiri Mutt, Varkala, Kerala via video conference, in New Delhi on December 31, 2017.
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    The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi delivering the inaugural address for the 85th Sivagiri Pilgrimage Celebrations at Sivagiri Mutt, Varkala, Kerala via video conference, in New Delhi on December 31, 2017.
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    The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi delivering the inaugural address for the 85th Sivagiri Pilgrimage Celebrations at Sivagiri Mutt, Varkala, Kerala via video conference, in New Delhi on December 31, 2017.
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    Text of PM’s address on the occasion of the curtain raiser ceremony of the commemoration of Prof. S.N. Bose’s 125th birth anniversary, at Kolkata via video conference
    आजबहुतहीअच्छाअवसरहैजबहमदेशकेलिएअपनाजीवनसमर्पितकरनेवालेदेशकेमहानसपूतकोयादकररहेहैं।येदेशकेलिएअनवरतकार्यकरनेका, खुदकोखपादेनेकाजज्बाहै, जोहमेंदिन-समय-पहरकीचिंताओंसेपरे, इसतरहसाथलाताहै।

    आचार्यसत्येंद्रनाथबोसके125वेंजन्मोत्सवपरमैंआपसभीऔरविशेषकरवैज्ञानिकबंधुओंकोबहुत-बहुतबधाईदेताहूं।

    Friends, I have had the pleasure of interacting with renowned Scientists in the beginning of every year. I am glad that today, an auspicious opportunity allows me to share some thoughts with you.

    Today, we open a year-long celebration of the 125th year of Acharya Satyendra Nath Bose, who was born on this day in 1894. I have learnt a great deal about his accomplishments that were far ahead of his times and society.

    साथियों, देशबंधुचितरंजनदासनेअपनेएकगीतकाव्यमेंकहाथा-

    “बंगालकेजलऔरबंगालकीमिट्टीमेंएकचिरंतरसत्यनिहितहै”।

    येवोसत्यहैजोबंगालकेलोगोंकोचिंतन-मननकेउसस्तरपरलेजाताहै, जहांपहुंचनामुश्किलहोताहै।येवोसत्यहैजिसकीवजहसेबंगालनेसदियोंतकदेशकीधुरीबनकरदेशकोथामेरखाहै।

    स्वतंत्रताआंदोलनकीबातहो, साहित्यहो, विज्ञानहो, स्पोर्ट्सहो, हरक्षेत्रमेंबंगालकेजलऔरबंगालकीमिट्टीकाप्रभावस्पष्टनजरआताहै।स्वामीरामकृष्णपरमहंस, स्वामीविवेकानंद, गुरुवररविंद्रनाथटैगोर, सुभाषचंद्रबोस, श्यामाप्रसादमुखर्जी, बंकिमचंद्र- शरदचंद्र, सत्यजीतरे, आपकिसीभीफील्डकानामलीजिए, बंगालकाकोईनाकोईसितारावहांचमकतादिखेगा।

    भारतकेलिएयेगर्वकीबातहैकिइसभूमिनेएकसेबढ़करएकवैज्ञानिकभीपूरीदुनियाकोदिए। आचार्यएस. एन. बोसकेअलावाजे. सी. बोस, मेघनादसाहा, कितनेहीनामहैजिन्होंनेदेशमेंआधुनिकविज्ञानकीआधारशिलामजबूतकी।

    बहुतकमसंसाधनऔरबहुतज्यादासंघर्षकेबीचउन्होंनेअपनेविचारों-अविष्कारोंसेलोगोंकीसेवाकी।आजभीहमउनकेCommitment औरCreativity सेसीखरहेहैं।

    Friends, we have a lot to learn from the life and works of Acharya S. N. Bose. He was a self-taught scholar. He succeeded despite many constraints. These included the lack of formal research education, and little connectivity with the global scientific community. His path-breaking work in 1924 was due to his single-minded devotion to uncharted science.

    It laid the foundations of Quantum Statistics and a basis for modern Atomic Theory. Einstein's biographer Abraham Pace regarded his work as one of the last four revolutionary papers on old Quantum Theory. The name of Satyendra Nath Bose has been immortalized in the history of science by concepts and terms, like Bose Statistics, Bose Einstein Condensation and Higgs Boson.

    The fundamental importance of his work may be gauged from the fact that several Nobel Prizes in Physics have been awarded subsequently to researchers carrying forward his ideas to diverse physical applications.

    Professor Bose was a crusader for teaching of science in vernacular languages. He started the Bengali science magazine Gyan-o-Bigyan.

    To promote understanding and love of science in our youth, it is vital that we promote science communication in a big way. Language should not be a barrier but a facilitator in this task.

    साथियों, भारतकाscientific research eco-system बहुतमजबूतरहाहै।हमारेयहाँनप्रतिभाकीकमीहै, नपरिश्रमकीऔरनहीप्रयोजनकी।


    पिछलेकुछदशकोंमेंभारतscience औरtechnology केक्षेत्रमेंऔरतेजीसेउभराहै।IT सेक्टरहो, Space technology हो, Missile technology हो, भारतनेअपनीधाकपूरीदुनियापरजमाईहै।हमारेवैज्ञानिकों, हमारेटेक्नोलॉजीएक्सपर्ट्सकीयेउपलब्धियांपूरेदेशकेलिएगर्वकाविषयहैं।

    जबISRO केरॉकेटसेएकबारमें100सेज्यादासैटेलाइटछोड़ीजातीहैतोपूरीदुनियाआंखेंचौड़ीकरकेदेखतीहै।उसवक्तहमभारतीयअपनामाथाऊँचाकरके, अपनेवैज्ञानिकोंकेइसपराक्रमसेप्रफुल्लितहोतेहैं।

    साथियों, आपलैबमेंजोमेहनतकरतेहैअपनाजीवनखपातेहैवोसिर्फलैबमेंहीरहजाएतोयेदेशकेसाथ, आपकेसाथबहुतबड़ाअन्यायहोगा।देशकीवैज्ञानिकक्षमताबढ़ानेकेलिएआपकापरिश्रमतबऔररंगलाएगाजबआपअपनीfundamental knowledge को, आजकेदौरकेहिसाबसेदेशकेसामान्यजनतकपहुंचापाएं।इसलिएआजबहुतआवश्यकहैकिहमारेinnovations, हमारीरिसर्चकाफाइनलOut Come तयहो।क्याआपकेअविष्कारोंसेकिसीगरीबकीजिंदगीआसानहोरहीहै, मध्यमवर्गकेकिसीव्यक्तिकीमुश्किलेंकमहोरहीहैं?

    जबहमारेवैज्ञानिकप्रयोगोंकाआधारहमारीसामाजिक-आर्थिकसमस्याओंकासमाधानहोगा, तोआपकोफाइनलOut Come, अपनालक्ष्यतयकरनेमेंभीआसानीहोगी।

    मेराविश्वासहैकिहमारेदेशकेवैज्ञानिक, अपनीout of box thinking सेदेशकोऐसेcreative technology solutions देतेरहेंगे, जिसकाफायदासामान्यमानविकीकोहोगा, जोउनकीजिंदगीकोऔरआसानबनाएगा।

    मुझेबतायागयाहैकिअलग-अलगवैज्ञानिकसंस्थानोंनेSolar Power, Clean Energy, Water conservation Waste Management जैसेविषयोंकोध्यानमेंरखतेहुएR&D projects शुरूकिएहैं।इसतरहकेप्रोजेक्ट्सऔरउनकेनतीजेलैबमेंहीनरहजाएयेभीहमारीसामूहिकजिम्मेदारीहै।


    Distinguished Scientists and Students, You all have studied and are probably also experts of Quantum Mechanics. I have not studied it. But I understand that there are many lessons that Physics can teach us in day to day life. A classical particle cannot escape easily from inside a deep well. But a quantum particle can!

    For one reason or another, we have confined ourselves into isolation. We hardly cooperate, collaborate and share our experiences with fellow scientists of other Institutions and National Laboratories.

    To reach our true potential and to take Indian science to its rightful glory, we should be like a quantum particle that escapes its confinement. This is even more important today, as Science becomes hugely multi-disciplinary and requires concerted efforts.

    I have been talking about the need for greater sharing of physical and research infrastructure, which is expensive and has an increasingly short lifetime.

    I am told that our science departments are now working on a multipronged approach. I understand that a portal is being developed for sharing of scientific infrastructure that would allow transparent and efficient tagging and sharing of resources.

    A mechanism is being put up for strong collaborations between academic and R&D institutions. City based R&D Clusters are being created to bring together all Science and Technology partners from Academia to Institutes, to Industries to Startups.

    The success of this effort, will depend on our ability to bring all institutions and labs under this strategy. It requires whole-hearted support from each of us. The mechanism should ensure that a scientist from the remotest corner of the country has seamless access to resources in, say, IIT Delhi, or say, a CSIR Lab in Dehradun. Our aim should be to ensure that the whole of our efforts and actions is always greater than the sum of the various parts.

    साथियों, Development, Growth औरTransformation केलिएScience औरTechnology एकExtraordinary Engine कीतरहकामकरतीहै।मैंआपलोगोंसे, देशकेवैज्ञानिकसमुदायसेफिरआग्रहकरूंगाकिअपनेइनोवेशनकीदिशाहमारेsocio-economic challenges कोध्यानमेंरखतेहुएतयकरें।


    आपकीजानकारीमेंहैकिदेशमेंलाखोंलोगविशेषकरआदिवासीसमुदायमेंहजारोंबच्चेsickle cell anemia सेग्रसितहैं।इसपरदशकोंसेरिसर्चहोरहीहैलेकिनक्याहमठानसकतेहैंकिइसबीमारीकाcost effective simple solution पूरीदुनियाकोदेंगे?

    क्याकुपोषणकीचुनौतीसेनिपटनेकेलिएऔरज्यादासस्तीऔरprotein rich दालोंकीनईवैराइटीकोबनायाजासकताहै? क्यासब्जियोंऔरहमारेअनाजकीक्वालिटीकोऔरबेहतरकियाजासकताहै? क्यानदियोंकीसफाईकेलिए, नदियोंकोखर-पतवारसेमुक्तिदिलानेकेलिए, नदियोंकोप्रदूषणसेमुक्तकरनेकेलिएनईtechnologies परकामऔरतेजकियाजासकताहै?

    क्याMalaria, Tuberculosis Japanese Encephalitis जैसीबीमारियोंकीरोकथामकेलिएनईदवाइयां, नईवैक्सीन्सकाविकासकियाजासकताहै? क्याहमऐसेक्षेत्रोंकाचयनकरसकतेहैंजहांहमारेपारंपरिकज्ञानऔरआधुनिकविज्ञानकोएकक्रिएटिवतरीकेसेblend कियाजासके?

    Friends, for various reasons, we missed the first Industrial revolution. We cannot miss similar opportunities today. Upcoming sectors such as Artificial Intelligence, Big Data Analytics, Machine Learning, Cyber-physical systems, Genomics, and Electric Vehicles are new challenges that require your attention. Please ensure, that as a country, we keep pace with these emerging technologies and innovations.

    The way our scientific community tackles these challenges, will determine our success in smart manufacturing, smart cities, Industry 4.0, and the Internet-of-Things. Our scientific ecosystem must connect directly with innovators and entrepreneurs to cultivate, channelize and empower them.

    साथियों, हमारेदेशकेपासdemographic dividend कीजितनीताकतहै, उससेपूरीदुनियाकोईर्ष्याहोसकतीहै।इसीकोध्यानमेंरखतेहुएसरकारस्टैंडअपइंडिया, स्टार्टअपइंडिया, स्किलडवलपमेंटमिशन, प्रधानमंत्रीमुद्रायोजनाजैसेकार्यक्रमचलारहीहै।इसीकड़ीमेंहमदेशमें20ऐसेसंस्थानोंकेनिर्माणकाप्रयासकररहेहैंजोदुनियामेंअपनीधाकजमाएं, जिनकीपहचानवर्ल्डक्लासकेतौरपरहो।

    Institutes of Eminence मिशनमेंशामिलहोनेकेलिएसरकारHigher Education सेजुड़ीप्राइवेटऔरपब्लिकसंस्थाओंकोखुदनिमंत्रितकररहीहै।हमनेनियमोंमेंबदलावकियाहै, कानूनोंमेंबदलावकियाहै।Public Sector केजोसंस्थानचयनितहोंगे, उन्हेंएकतयसमयमें1000करोड़रुपएकीआर्थिकमददभीदीजाएगी।

    मेराS N Bose National Centre for Basic Sciences औरऐसेहीअन्यInstitutes सेआग्रहहैकिवोभीअपनेसंस्थानकोTop Ranking वालासंस्थानबनानेकेलिएप्लानकरें, उसपरकामकरें।आजमेराएकआग्रहआपसेयेभीहैकिअपनेसंस्थानोंमेंइसतरहकाइको-सिस्टमबनाएं, जिससेछात्रऔरनौजवानResearch केलिएऔरMotivate हों।

    अगरहरवैज्ञानिकसिर्फएकबच्चेकीसाइंसकीपढ़ाई, Research केप्रतिउसकारुझानबढ़ानेकेलिएअपनाथोड़ासमयदेनेलगेतोदेशमेंलाखोंछात्रोंकाभविष्यबनसकताहै।आचार्यS.N. Bose के125वींजन्मवर्षमेंयेउन्हेंसबसेबड़ीश्रद्धांजलिहोगी।

    साथियों, 2017मेंहमसभीने, सवासौकरोड़भारतीयोंनेमिलकरएकसंकल्पलियाहै।येसंकल्पहैन्यूइंडियाका।येसंकल्पहै2022तकअपनेदेशकोआंतरिकबुराइयोंसेमुक्तकरनेका।येसंकल्पहैउसभारतकेनिर्माणकाजिसकासपनाहमारेस्वतंत्रतासेनानियोंनेदेखाथा।

    2018कायेवर्षइससंकल्पकेलिएबहुतमहत्वपूर्णहै।यहीवोवर्षहैजबहमेंअपनीसारीशक्ति, अपनीसारीऊर्जाइससंकल्पकीसिद्धिपरकेंद्रितकरनीहै।


    देशकेहरव्यक्ति, हरपरिवार, हरसंस्था, हरसंगठन, हरविभाग, हरमंत्रालयकोअपनी-अपनीतरफसेयोगदानदेनाहै।जैसेकिसीस्टेशनसेट्रेनचलतीहैतोवो5-10मिनटकेबादअपनीपूरीरफ्तारमेंआतीहै, वैसेही2018कायेवर्षहमेंअपनीपूरीरफ्तारमेंलानेकेलिएहै।

    देशकेवैज्ञानिकसमुदायकोभी, Science औरTechnology सेजुड़ेहरव्यक्तिकोअपनेinnovation औरResearch काFocus न्यूइंडियाकेनिर्माणपरकेंद्रितकरनाहोगा।

    आपकेinnovations देशकेगरीबऔरमध्यमवर्गकोमजबूतकरेंगे, देशकोमजबूतकरेंगे।आखिरआधारहो, डायरेक्टबेनिफिटट्रांसफरहो, सॉयलहेल्थकार्डहो, योजनाओंकीसैटेलाइटऔरड्रोनसेमॉनीटरिंगहो, येसारीव्यवस्थाएंआपकीहीबनाईहुईहैं।

    ऐसाऔरक्या-क्याकियाजासकताहै, कैसेjob-led economic growth मेंमददकीजासकतीहै, इसबारेमेंवैज्ञानिकसंस्थाएंबहुतयोगदानकरसकतीहैं।विशेषकरदेशकेग्रामीणक्षेत्रोंमें, उनकीआवश्यकताकेहिसाबसेनईटेक्नोलॉजीकानिर्माणकरने, नईटेक्नोलॉजीकोगांवतकपहुंचानेमेंआपकीभूमिकाबहुतमहत्वपूर्णहै।

    साथियों, Housing, drinking water, power, railways, rivers, roads, airports, irrigation, communications, digital infrastructure जैसेअनेकक्षेत्रोंमेंनए-नएinnovations आपकाइंतजारकररहेहैं।

    सरकारआपकेसाथहै, संसाधनआपकेसाथहैं, सामर्थ्यआपमेंकिसीसेकमनहींहै, इसलिएसफलताकोभीआपतकआनाहीहोगा।आपसफलहोंगेतोदेशसफलहोगा।आपकेसंकल्पसिद्धहोंगेतोदेशकेसंकल्पसिद्धहोंगे।

    Friends, inaugurations serve a purpose, only if you have a follow-up plan of action. I am happy to learn that this one has exciting and important follow-up events lined up.

    I am told that over 100 outreach lectures in Schools and Colleges are planned. Several national and international conferences, and competitions on 125 solutions to scientifically challenging problems are also on the agenda.

    Brilliant ideas retain their relevance far beyond the time that they were mooted. Even today, the work of Acharya Bose continues to inspire scientists.

    I wish you all the very best, in your endeavour to succeed in the emerging frontiers of scientific research. I feel confident that through your tireless efforts, the Nation will have an ever better and brighter future.

    I wish you all a very fulfilling and creative New Year.

    Jai Hind!

    The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi delivering his address on the occasion of the curtain raiser ceremony of the commemoration of Prof. S.N. Bose’s 125th birth anniversary, at Kolkata via video conference, in New Delhi on January 01, 2018.
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    The Union Minister for Science & Technology, Earth Sciences and Environment, Forest & Climate Change, Dr. Harsh Vardhan releasing a special cover on legendary scientist Prof. S. N. Bose, on the occasion of the curtain raiser ceremony of the commemoration of Prof. S.N. Bose’s 125th birth anniversary, at Kolkata on January 01, 2018. The Minister of State for Science & Technology and Earth Sciences, Shri Y.S. Chowdary, the Secretary, Department of Science and Technology, Prof. Ashutosh Sharma and other dignitaries are also seen.
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    The Union Minister for Science & Technology, Earth Sciences and Environment, Forest & Climate Change, Dr. Harsh Vardhan addressing on the occasion of the curtain raiser ceremony of the commemoration of Prof. S.N. Bose’s 125th birth anniversary, at Kolkata on January 01, 2018.
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    The Minister of State for Development of North Eastern Region (I/C), Prime Minister’s Office, Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr. Jitendra Singh releasing the 2018 Calendar of the Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), in New Delhi on January 01, 2018. The Secretary, DoNER, Shri Naveen Verma and Senior Officers of DoNER are also seen.
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    Vice President's Secretariat
    01-January, 2018 16:57 IST
    Indian culture gives divine status to ‘alphabet’: Vice President

    Inaugurates Vijayawada Book Festival

    The Vice President of India, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu has said that Indian culture gave divine status to "alphabet" in vedas is an indication to the importance we give to Books and Literature. He was addressing the gathering after inaugurating the 29th Vijayawada Book Festival, in Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh today. The Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, Shri N. Chandrababu Naidu and other dignitaries were present on the occasion.

    The Vice President said that books are our good friends and good books raise our living standards. He further said that when we are in trouble, they show the way. Those who are well educated they are highly regarded in the society and opening a book means opening a new world, he added.

    The Vice President said that even women in the Vedic literature are equally involved in writing books and Gargi, Maitreya and others have written several books. He further said that there are many female writers right from the Buddhist era to Tamil Sangam era. In the Vaishnava tradition there are even Dalits and women among Alwars who wrote books, he added.

    The Vice President said that cinema has a tremendous impact on us and cinema, music and other forms of art to promote peace and tranquility. He further said that everyone to stay united for the development of our great nation.

    The Vice President complemented the Andhra Pradesh government for taking to promote Telugu language and said that he is delighted to know the government has dedicated the year 2018 for Telugu language protection.


    The Vice President, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu inaugurating the 29th Vijayawada Book Festival, in Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh on January 01, 2018. The Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, Shri N. Chandrababu Naidu and other dignitaries are also seen.
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    The Vice President, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu visiting the 29th Vijayawada Book Festival, in Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh on January 01, 2018.
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    The Vice President, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu lighting the lamp at the inauguration of the 29th Vijayawada Book Festival, in Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh on January 01, 2018. The Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, Shri N. Chandrababu Naidu and other dignitaries are also seen.
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    The Vice President, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu addressing the gathering after inaugurating the 29th Vijayawada Book Festival, in Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh on January 01, 2018. The Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, Shri N. Chandrababu Naidu and other dignitaries are also seen.
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    The Vice President, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu addressing the gathering after inaugurating the 29th Vijayawada Book Festival, in Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh on January 01, 2018.
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    The Vice President, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu being bid farewell by the Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, Shri N. Chandrababu Naidu, on his departure, in Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh on January 01, 2018.
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    Prime Minister's Office
    01-January, 2018 14:17 IST
    PMINDIA Multilingual Website now available in 13 languages

    Assamese and Manipuri versions of Prime Minister’s Official Website launched


    The Assamese and Manipuri language versions of Prime Minister ’s Shri Narendra Modi’s Official website , www.pmindia.gov.in were launched today. The website can now be accessed in Assamese and Manipuri in keeping with the requests from the citizens of the two states.



    With the launch today, the PMINDIA website is now available in 11 regional languages namely Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Malayalam, Manipuri, Marathi, Odia, Punjabi, Tamil and Telugu in addition to English and Hindi.



    The eleven regional language websites can be accessed at the following links:



    Assamese: http://www.pmindia.gov.in/asm/

    Bengali: http://www.pmindia.gov.in/bn/

    Gujarati: http://www.pmindia.gov.in/gu/

    Kannada: http://www.pmindia.gov.in/kn/

    Marathi: http://www.pmindia.gov.in/mr/

    Malayalam: http://www.pmindia.gov.in/ml/

    Manipuri: http://www.pmindia.gov.in/mni/

    Odia: http://www.pmindia.gov.in/ory/

    Punjabi: http://www.pmindia.gov.in/pa/

    Tamil: http://www.pmindia.gov.in/ta/

    Telugu: http://www.pmindia.gov.in/te/



    The initiative is part of the on-going efforts of the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi to reach out to the people and communicate with them in their own language. It is expected to further enhance the interaction between people from all parts of the country and the Prime Minister on various issues concerning their welfare and development.



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    THANJAVUR, January 01, 2018 01:09 IST
    Updated: January 01, 2018 08:01 IST
    http://www.thehindu.com/news/nation...ja-aradhana-from-tomorrow/article22340156.ece


    Governor Banwarilal Purohit is all set to inaugurate the 171st Aradhana of Saint Tyagaraja being organised by the Sri Thyagabrahma Mahotsava Sabha, Tiruvaiyaru, on Tuesday. President of the Sabha G.R. Moopanar will preside over the inaugural while Chairman of the Board of Trustees and former Union Minister G.K. Vasan, Collector A. Annadurai speak.

    The music programmes commence on Tuesday and will go on at the special pandal opposite the Saint’s Samadhi on the banks of the Cauvery at Tiruvaiyaru till Saturday, the day when the aradhana will be performed.

    The special feature being the chorus rendering of Saint Tyagaraja’s Pancharathna keerthanas by the gathering of musicians comprising vocalists and instrumentalists.
     
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    The Minister of State for Culture (I/C) and Environment, Forest & Climate Change, Dr. Mahesh Sharma visiting after inaugurating the photographic exhibition Glorious Ajanta on the beautiful paintings and digital restoration of Ajanta Caves, in New Delhi on January 02, 2018.
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    The Minister of State for Culture (I/C) and Environment, Forest & Climate Change, Dr. Mahesh Sharma visiting after inaugurating the photographic exhibition Glorious Ajanta on the beautiful paintings and digital restoration of Ajanta Caves, in New Delhi on January 02, 2018.
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    The Minister of State for Culture (I/C) and Environment, Forest & Climate Change, Dr. Mahesh Sharma at the inauguration of the photographic exhibition Glorious Ajanta on the beautiful paintings and digital restoration of Ajanta Caves, in New Delhi on January 02, 2018.
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    The Minister of State for Culture (I/C) and Environment, Forest & Climate Change, Dr. Mahesh Sharma at the inauguration of the photographic exhibition Glorious Ajanta on the beautiful paintings and digital restoration of Ajanta Caves, in New Delhi on January 02, 2018.
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    The Minister of State for Culture (I/C) and Environment, Forest & Climate Change, Dr. Mahesh Sharma addressing at the inauguration of the photographic exhibition Glorious Ajanta on the beautiful paintings and digital restoration of Ajanta Caves, in New Delhi on January 02, 2018.
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    Ministry of Culture
    03 -January, 2018 04:06IST

    Total funds allocated/spent under Guru Shishya Parampara Scheme is Rs. 343.61 lakhs and number of beneficiaries is 1290 during the last three years: Dr. Mahesh Sharma

    To protect, preserve & promote various forms of folk art, indigenous art and craft throughout the country, the Government of India has set up seven Zonal Cultural Centres (ZCCs) with headquarters at Patiala, Nagpur, Udaipur, Allahabad, Kolkata, Dimapur and Thanjavur. For this purpose, these ZCCs organize various cultural activities, workshops, exhibitions, craft fairs etc under Shilpgram Scheme.

    The number of beneficiaries and the funds allocated/spent under Guru Shishya Parampara Scheme and artists engaged for cultural programmes by ZCCs for these initiatives in past three years is as under:



    Sl. No.
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    i.
    2014-15
    497
    98.51 lakh

    ii.
    2015-16
    425
    140.28 lakh

    iii.
    2016-17
    368
    104.82 lakh


    This information was given by Minister of State (IC) for Culture and Minister of State for Environment, Forest & Climate Change Dr. Mahesh Sharma in a written reply in Rajya Sabha today.



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    7 -January, 2018 05:02IST
    President of India to Grace the Convocation of Jagadguru Rambhadracharya Handicapped University, Chitrakoot, Tomorrow
    The President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind, will visit Chitrakoot (Uttar Pradesh) tomorrow (January 8, 2018) to grace and address the convocation of the Jagadguru Rambhadracharya Handicapped University.

    The President will also visit and review various projects of the Deendayal Research Institute, Chitrakoot, in Satna district of Madhya Pradesh.

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    Jagadguru Rambhadracharya was born to Pandit Rajdev Mishra and Shachidevi Mishra in a Saryupareen Brahmin family of the Vasishtha Gotra (lineage of the sage Vasishtha) in Shandikhurd village in the Jaunpur district, Uttar Pradesh, India.
     
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    http://www.thehindu.com/news/nation...ent-idols-to-icon-centres/article22388560.ece

    A public interest litigation petition has been filed in the Madras High Court questioning the appropriateness of shifting ancient idols from temples across the State to ‘icon centres’ established in a few select temples in Tiruvarur, Tiruchi, Madurai, Tirunelveli, Salem and Vellore districts in an attempt to safeguard the idols from being stolen and smuggled out of the country.

    The first Division Bench of Chief Justice Indira Banerjee and Justice Abdul Quddhose has ordered notice to the State government as well as the Commissioner of Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowments Department (HR&CE) seeking their reply to the PIL petition filed by People for Dharma Trust, a collective of activists interested in promoting charitable values, literature, science, art, education and culture.

    In an affidavit filed on behalf of the trust, its authorised signatory, G. Aravindalochanan, 21, a college student, said the members of the trust recently had a meeting with well-known author, publisher, historian and epigraphist A. Krishnamachary, 75, who had recorded the history of the temple town Srirangam in Tiruchi district. The discussion with him centered around the irreligious aspects of the icon centres.

    Subsequently, the trust made independent inquiries and found that idols from temples were being shifted to icon centres in utter violation of the agama sastras (religious principles).

    The agama sastras also contain detailed prescriptions on the rituals to be performed while shifting an existing temple idol from one place to another, the trust said. However, while shifting the idols from various temples to the nearest icon centres, “no ritual is followed... Icons are invariably packed in gunny bags by people other than the respective agama qualified persons,” it alleged.

    It objected to keeping all kinds of idols together in an icon centre irrespective of whether they had been shifted from temples dedicated to Lords Shiva, Vishnu or Goddess Shakthi. “Due to this agamic violation, all icons placed in icon centres are set to gradually lose their powers,” the trust contended.

    It also took exception to the idols being touched by staff employed for cleaning the icon centres. “Icon centres are cleaned and maintained by people of other agamas, most of the times by ordinary staff other than the Archakas attached to the temple. While cleaning, it is inevitable to handle the icons by hand. This handling of icons by non archakas or archakas of different agamas is another violation,” the affidavit read.

    The petitioner’s counsel, S. Sridharan, urged the court to issue a direction to the State government as well as the HR&CE Commissioner to return all idols in the icon centres to their respective temples.

    He contended that the devotees’ right to worship the idols cannot be curtailed by shifting them to icon centres, which were functioning like museums.
     
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    Imagine looking up at the sky one night and finding two moons. If it happened in 2017, Twitter would be abuzz with people posting photos. News channels would get astronomers to explain what’s happening, and they’d say it’s not a supernatural phenomenon but likely an exploding star—a supernova. Within hours, telescopes would have nailed down the exact star that suffered the dreadful fate. And then, likely for weeks to come, you’d be able to enjoy the presence of a very, very, very bright star in the sky.

    Now imagine seeing the same sight 5,000 years ago. Nobody in your tribe has any clue why there’s suddenly an extra super-bright object in the night sky. There are no records, written or pictorial, to consult. However, curious as you and your tribemates might be, you aren’t going to risk asking someone in the rival tribe nearby. All you could do is wonder about the oddity—and perhaps try to represent it through your favorite artistic medium.

    Scientists say this is likely what happened back in 3600 BC. Astrophysicist Mayank Vahia and his colleagues at the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research believe a rock painting found in what is today part of the Kashmir region of south Asia is the oldest record of a supernova and likely the oldest sky chart ever drawn. The artwork shows two bright objects in the sky, with figures of animals and humans underneath. A study detailing the discovery has been published in the Indian Journal of History of Science (pdf). (Vahia also spoke about the discovery for the podcast The Intersection.)

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    Photograph of stone carving from Burzahom. (IGCNA)
    Vahia began the study by taking many steps backwards. Rock art is difficult to date with precision, but Vahia had a solid starting point. The rock was buried in a wall (though hidden from view of residents) of a house that had already been dated to around 2100 BC. The oldest known settlement in the region was founded around 4100 BC. So the rock art is likely to have been made sometime between those two millennia—then inadvertently used to construct a new dwelling.

    Next, Vahia needed to understand why someone would draw two bright objects in the sky. It couldn’t be two suns, because we have and have always had only one. It couldn’t be the sun and the moon, because although it’s possible to see both solar objects in the sky at the same time, a full moon can never appear so close to the sun.(From Earth, we see the moon as “full” when it’s on the direct opposite side the planet as the sun.) The only remaining explanation, Vahia figured, was a supernova: if one exploded relatively nearby our solar system (hundreds or few thousands of light years away), it could shine as bright as the sun or the moon.

    Of course, this explanation only makes sense if there actually was a supernova bright enough to have been visible on Earth between 4100 BC and 2100 BC. The good news was that Vahia had a way to accurately identify many of supernovas of the past thousands of years.

    When a supernova explodes, it releases a lot of energy. The energy we can see with the naked eye—that is, visible light—is only a small fraction of what the explosion produces. The supernova continues to emit high-intensity X-rays for hundreds and thousands of years. Astronomers have been able to track down these supernova remnants and calculate when and how big the stellar explosion would have likely been.

    With all constraints set, the database gave Vahia just one option: supernova HB9. It seemed to have all the right characteristics. It exploded around 3600 BC, and it’s about 2,600 light years away. At the time of its explosion, it would have appeared to Earthlings as a glowing ball (though not perfectly round) and just a little less bright than a full moon.

    There’s even better proof to be found when you look more closely at the artwork. The figures underneath the supernova and the moon on the rock painting aren’t part of a hunting scene, as it might seem at first glance. Instead, Vahia’s analysis shows they neatly fit the constellations that surrounded the supernova: The man with the bow and arrow on the left is Orion; the stag is Taurus; the man on the right holding a spear is part of Pisces; and the dog is the Andromeda galaxy. In other words, the rock art is likely a sky chart and, if it is, it would be the oldest sky chart on record.

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    There is just one problem. Working with the Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts, Vahia has studied many more pieces of rock art from the region, but couldn’t find any other sky charts. Though the rock art analyzed here fits quite well with what the sky might have looked like back then, it could also be just a big coincidence. To prove it’s not, Vahia would need a second example. If the people in the region drew a star chart once, they must have drawn it many more times for other kinds of celestial events (such as comets passing or meteor showers).

    That is why, on its own, Vahia’s rock painting isn’t enough to definitively prove itself to be the oldest human-made star chart and supernova record. Still, Vahia is confident that as more rock art emerges from the region, he will find the additional evidence needed to solidify the claim.

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    President of India addresses convocation of Jagadguru Rambhadracharya Handicapped University, Chitrakoot

    The President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind, graced and addressed the convocation of the Jagadguru Rambhadracharya Handicapped University today (January 8, 2018) at Chitrakoot (Uttar Pradesh).

    Speaking on the occasion, the President expressed happiness at the fact that students from the Jagadguru Rambhadracharya Handicapped University have had many achievements in the fields of cricket, athletics, art and music. He also noted that almost every student who has graduated from this university has been employed. He stated that we will be more happy when students set up their own ventures and create employment opportunities for others. He suggested that the university should motivate students towards self-employment and entrepreneurship.

    Earlier in the day, the President visited and reviewed various projects of the Deendayal Research Institute, Chitrakoot, in Satna district of Madhya Pradesh. He also paid tributes to the social activist Nanaji Deshmukh at Siyaram Kuteer.

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    The President, Shri Ram Nath Kovind visiting the Ram Darshan at Chitrakoot, in Satna, Madhya Pradesh on January 08, 2018. The Governor of Uttar Pradesh, Shri Ram Naik and the Union Minister for Electronics & Information Technology and Law & Justice, Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad are also seen.[​IMG]


    The President, Shri Ram Nath Kovind unveiling the statue of Rashtrarishi Nanaji Deshmukh, during his visit to the Deendayal Research Institute (DRI) at Arogyadham, at Chitrakoot, in Satna, Madhya Pradesh on January 08, 2018. The Governor of Uttar Pradesh, Shri Ram Naik, the Governor of Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh, Shri O.P. Kohli, the Union Minister for Electronics & Information Technology and Law & Justice, Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad and the Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh, Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan are also seen.[​IMG]
    The President, Shri Ram Nath Kovind visiting various projects of the Deendayal Research Institute (DRI) at Arogyadham, at Chitrakoot, in Satna, Madhya Pradesh on January 08, 2018. The Governor of Uttar Pradesh, Shri Ram Naik and the Union Minister for Electronics & Information Technology and Law & Justice, Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad are also seen.
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    The President, Shri Ram Nath Kovind visiting various projects of the Deendayal Research Institute (DRI) at Arogyadham, at Chitrakoot, in Satna, Madhya Pradesh on January 08, 2018. The Governor of Uttar Pradesh, Shri Ram Naik, the Governor of Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh, Shri O.P. Kohli and the Union Minister for Electronics & Information Technology and Law & Justice, Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad are also seen.[​IMG]

    The President, Shri Ram Nath Kovind during the 7th convocation of Jagadguru Rambhadracharya Handicapped University, at Chirakoot, in Uttar Pradesh on January 08, 2018.
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    The President, Shri Ram Nath Kovind addressing at the 7th convocation of Jagadguru Rambhadracharya Handicapped University, at Chirakoot, in Uttar Pradesh on January 08, 2018.
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    For representation only. The rock carving—known to be the earliest form of human expression—found in Burzahama region in Kashmir is on an irregular stone slab. Photo source: Thinkstock

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    Oldest record of supernova found in 5,000-year-old rock carving in Kashmir

    New Delhi, January 9

    In an interesting find, Indian astrophysicists have unearthed a nearly 5,000-year-old rock carving in Kashmir which, they believe, is the oldest record of supernova and sky chart found in human history.

    The rock carving—known to be the earliest form of human expression—found in Burzahama region in Kashmir is on an irregular stone slab with a size of about 48 cm by 27 cm.

    The figure shows two bright objects in the sky with rays of light coming out of them and a hunter spearing an animal below the first object.

    There is another animal to the left of the hunter drawn above the hunter's spear, representing a hunting scene. The two objects are a pair of bright stars at the local zenith at the beginning of the hunting season.

    The two objects cannot be Sun and Moon since, with such proximity to the Sun, the Moon would be in a partial phase around the new and hence not very bright, said researchers led by Hrishikesh Joglekar from the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR) in Mumbai.

    "The stone drawing is a complete sky chart of the night on which the Supernova was first observed by unknown observers around 4,500 BC," Joglekar said in a statement on Tuesday.

    A supernova is a transient astronomical event that occurs during the last stellar evolutionary stages of a massive star's life, whose dramatic and catastrophic destruction is marked by one final titanic explosion.

    The researchers had ruled out the possibility that the observed object is a star pair or comets, halos and terrestrial events.

    They investigated the possibility that the rock drawing is the record of the supernova HB9 and found that only one Supernova remnant HB9 meets all the criteria and it exploded around 4500 BC with a brightness comparable to the brightness of the Moon.

    "We suggest that the partially drawn object is HB9 since it would be irregular and that the second bright object is Moon since the apparent magnitude of HB9 is closer to that of the Moon," Joglekar said.

    "This is not a terrestrial hunting scene but is actually a sky-map giving location of prominent constellations and the Moon on the day the supernova was first observed," he said. — IANS
     
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    11-January, 2018 14:06 IST

    Vice President offers prayers to Venkateswara Swami in Tirupati

    The Vice President of India, Shri M Venkaiah Naidu has said that Indian heritage and culture are very rich and teach the world about peace.

    Vice President along with his family visited Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam and offered prayers to Lord Venkateswara Swami in Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh today.

    The Vice President said that our ancestors have always taught us to be helpful to everyone around and not discriminate on the basis of caste, creed or religion.

    “We believe in ‘Sarve Jana Sukhino Bhawantu’; we must respect everyone and live peacefully,” he said.

    The Vice President spoke to the media after offering prayers and said that all should perform their duty with discipline and dedication. He also wished the people ahead of the auspicious festival of Sankranti.

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    The Vice President, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu addressing the media at Tirupati temple in Tirumala, Andhra Pradesh after offering prayers to Lord Venkateswara Swami on January 11, 2018.
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    15-January, 2018 12:21 IST
    PM wishes people of Karnataka on Sankranti

    Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has greeted people of Karnataka on Sankranti festival.

    PM said, " Sankranti wishes to my sisters and brothers of Karnataka. My Sankranti greetings to all Kannadigas. May this auspicious festival brings happiness, harmony and well being to all."


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    The Vice President, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu inaugurating the Exhibition on Uttar Pradesh Diwas, in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh on January 24, 2018. The Governor of Uttar Pradesh, Shri Ram Naik and other dignitaries are also seen.
    The Vice President, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu signing the Visitor’s Book at the Exhibition on Uttar Pradesh Diwas, in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh on January 24, 2018. The Governor of Uttar Pradesh, Shri Ram Naik, the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, Shri Yogi Adityanath and other dignitaries are also seen.

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    The Vice President, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu going around the Exhibition on Uttar Pradesh Diwas, in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh on January 24, 2018. The Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, Shri Yogi Adityanath is also seen.

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    The Vice President, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu signing the Visitor’s Book at the Exhibition on Uttar Pradesh Diwas, in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh on January 24, 2018. The Governor of Uttar Pradesh, Shri Ram Naik, the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, Shri Yogi Adityanath and other dignitaries are also seen.

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    The Vice President, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu at an event to mark the Uttar Pradesh Diwas, in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh on January 24, 2018. The Governor of Uttar Pradesh, Shri Ram Naik, the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, Shri Yogi Adityanath and other dignitaries are also seen.
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    The Vice President, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu lighting the lamp at the Uttar Pradesh Diwas, in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh on January 24, 2018. The Governor of Uttar Pradesh, Shri Ram Naik, the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, Shri Yogi Adityanath and other dignitaries are also seen.

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    The Vice President, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu releasing the souvenir at the Uttar Pradesh Diwas, in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh on January 24, 2018. The Governor of Uttar Pradesh, Shri Ram Naik, the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, Shri Yogi Adityanath and other dignitaries are also seen.

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  18. asingh10.

    asingh10. Regular Member

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    An interesting documentary on Kabirpanth & how the very ritualism/cult worship kabir rebuked have seeped into the panth he started.

    Kabira Khada Bazaar Mein: Journeys with Sacred & Secular Kabir (English)



    This film investigates the ironies and tensions between sacred and secular Kabir, interweaving the sacralization of Kabir by the Kabir Panth (an organized sect of the followers of Kabir) with the secular appropriation of the same poet by the social activist group Eklavya. The story unfolds through the life of Prahlad Tipanya, a Dalit singer whose participation in the Panth and Eklavya begins to raise difficult questions for him about ritual and organized religion
     
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