Athletics : India’s success in Asian Championship

Athletics : India’s success in Asian Championship

 The Asian Athletics Championships saw hosts India take home two gold medals, six silvers and nine bronze medals, as the country finished sixth in the medals tally.

Mid Day meal horror in government schools

Mid Day meal horror in government schools

The noble mid day meal scheme which is being implemented in government schools across the country came under scanner after horrific Bihar school meal poisoning incident in which at least 23 students died and dozens more fell ill on 16th July. This incident raised question on quality of the Mid-day meal and overall implementation of the scheme. Same kind of incidents also reported from other parts of the country. Central Government constituted a monitoring committee to look into the quality of food after shortcomings were found in implementation of the scheme. The committee supplemented the efforts of the existing mid-day meal monitoring committee and warned the states if there are any short comings. The vigilance and monitoring committees constituted in every districts.

Chinese incursions on a rise

Chinese incursions on a rise

Troubling India with the stapled Visa issue to Indian citizen in Arunachal Pradesh, China played a new game of incursion this year. Close on the heels of over a dozen incursions since the face off in Ladakh in April from across the Line of Actual Control (LAC), Chinese troops made attempts to violate the International Border at Chumar in North east of Leh on July 20 but were forced back by Indian troops. In a face-off, PLA troops intruded more than 20km inside the Indian Territory in Changlagam area of Arunachal's Anjaw district in August and stayed for over two days. China objected to President Pranab Mukherjee's visit to the state in November, in which he termed Arunachal as an "integral and important part" of India.  Indian government preferred to downplay the issue.

After much hue and cry Telangana bill is yet to get the Parliament nod

After much hue and cry Telangana bill is yet to get the Parliament nod

The UPA cabinet resolved in favor of carving out Telangana as the 29th state from existing Andhra Pradesh on 30th July. While, the political class, both in the state as well as the central level, is deeply divided on the issue, the people in the state too were seen expressing sharp opinions in favor and against the division. Much period of the year was lost in strikes and agitations before and after the decision of the bifurcation of the Andhra Pradesh was announced. The division was prominently visible in the winter session of the parliament which ended without the bill to the effect being passed. The new year will now see some decisive action and political polarization on the issue.

Pran: Bollywood’s most lovable dreaded villain

Pran: Bollywood’s most lovable dreaded villain

He is remembered for his roles in hits like 'Milan', 'Madhumati', 'Bobby', Zanjeer and 'Ram Aur Shyam'. Pran left his imprint as a villain with powerful roles in films like 'Kashmir ki Kali', 'Khandaan', 'Aurat', 'Bari Behen', 'Jis Desh Men Ganga Behti Hai', 'Half Ticket', 'Upkar', 'Purab Aur Paschim', 'Don' 'Karz' and 'Naseeb'.Manna Dey recorded songs like 'Kasme vaade pyar wafa' and 'Yaari hai imaan' for Pran in 'Upkaar' and 'Zanjeer’.  Bollywood’s most lovable dreaded villain Pran Sikhand passed away at the age of 93 on 13 July 2013. He died after a spell of prolonged illness. The veteran actor, who had a six-decade-long career was conferred the country's highest cinema honour - the Dada Saheb Phalke award in April.

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Vivid manifestations of Hindutva thought were seen in 2013: Bhaiyyaji Joshi

Abhijit Mulye
Nashik, December 30 : 


undefinedThe passing year put before us vivid manifestations and acceptability of the Hindutva thought amongst the intelligentsia of our society, SarKaryavah (General Secretary) of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangha (RSS) Shri. Suresh (Bhaiyaji) Joshi told NewsBharati here today.  

Vivekananda 150th birth anniversary:growing acceptance of Hindutva  

Vivekananda Saardhashati (150th birth anniversary) celebrations started on 12th January 2013 got overwhelming response from all cross sections of the society. Through various symposia, lectures, seminars and other similar kind of events, efforts were made to reach out to the thought leaders of the society. These efforts were received very well and we could see a broader, brighter manifestation of the Hindutva thought through such interactions. We realized that the thought leaders of the society have a much more acceptance to Hindutva than what was perceived earlier, Joshi elaborated.

Rise of AAP is a clear signal to all political parties

In a special interview for the ‘Recap 2013’ section of NewsBharati, Shri. Joshi elaborated on various topics that made news in 2013. When asked about the much talked of success of Aam Aadami Party in Delhi assembly elections and the discussions regarding the new political culture that followed it, Joshi said that this is a clear signal for all the political parties that they should be more careful in choosing candidates.

Dignity of women: Not by law alone: it is a social responsibility

While speaking about the crime against women in our society, Joshi said that, these crimes are an outcome of ill, degraded minds. We, as a society, need to look into the ‘Samsakara’ factor or the values that are inculcated through our societal institutions like family, educational institutions, and media. We will have to ensure that right values are inculcated into the society and this won’t be possible merely by passing some legislation. He said, “Legislation is not an alternative to value system.” Joshi also expressed concern over the demands to nullify recent Supreme Court verdict regarding article 377. He said, homosexuality does not have social sanction in India and does not have any standing in Indian culture. Hence, any attempts to get legal status for that “would not be acceptable”.

Safety and security of Hindus all over the world is responsibility of Bharat 

When asked about the attacks on Hindus in Bangladesh and Pakistan, Joshi said that, it has always been our demand that Indian government should ensure safety and security of Hindus world over. Indian government should convey its concern over such cases to the respective country.

Weak and meek foreign policy towards neighbors

While speaking about the Chinese and Pakistani aggression on the borders along India during the year, Joshi said, such incidences are not new to us, in the sense that they are obvious side effects of the weak external affairs policy which our government has adopted. If we feel that such incidences should not repeat in future, we will have to have our foreign policy corrected. “Any lapse in internal or external security is always a danger. India should take all such actions by Pakistan and China very seriously. India should not bow to any kind of pressure from any international forces or groups. And our external policy needs to have correction in this regard”, he said.Joshi appreciated Indian government’s tough stand in the Devyani Khobragade case and said, this might be an effort to weaken and demoralize India. Government should ensure that nobody dares any such attempt in future.

Government machinery should be more trained to handle natural disasters

Joshi expressed deep condolences towards the lives lost in the natural calamity that hit the state of Uttarakhand earlier this year and said, “We need to ensure that the development plans are made after a due consideration to the geological and geographical factors and are implemented flawlessly”. He praised Indian military forces for their efforts during the calamity and also commended the way in which the voluntary organizations across the nation started relief and rehabilitation operations in the region. He expressed displeasure over the response of the government machinery and said government machinery should ensure proper and complete training in disaster management.