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Why has history forgotten this giant?


Seven miles from Kashi in Uttar Pradesh is Mughalsarai. A hundred years ago, Lal Bahadur, India’s second prime minister, was born there on October 2, 1904, the same day as India’s greatest statesman Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, born 35 years before Shastriji.

Though his parents Sharada Prasad and Ramdulari Devi were Srivastavas, Shastri dropped his caste identity in his early years. In 1921, inspired by Bal Gangadhar Tilak and Gandhi, he cut short his studies to join India’s freedom movement.

Later he joined the Kashi Vidyapeeth and earned the epithet ‘Shastri’ by obtaining a degree on philosophy.

He won the hearts of Indians when he showed exemplary courage in taking quick decisions as prime minister June 1964 to January 1966) during the India-Pakistan war in 1965. His leadership in war was an answer to that most often asked question at that time: ‘After Nehru, who?’

But his untimely death on January 10, 1966 in Tashkent, in suspicious circumstances, deprived him the chance for history to sit in judgement.

In a haphazardly taken decision, the central government has formed a committee to celebrate Shastri’s life and work in the year of his centenary.

In an ongoing series rediff.com salutes the ‘gentle giant’ who led India through the critical years after succeeding Nehru.

Has the nation forgotten Shastri? Is Shastri, who epitomised honesty and sincerity in public life, relevant today?

Anil Shastri, one of the late prime minister’s six children and member of the Congress party, recounts memories of his father in a conversation with Senior Editor Sheela Bhatt.

On the Congress treatment of Shastri

I don’t think India has forgotten Lal Bahadur Shastri. Whatever he did is remembered even today. I must say since Sonia Gandhi has taken charge Shastriji‘s portraits are displayed in all the annual sessions of the party.

Many people have observed that there was a conspiracy to underplay Shastri’s legacy within the Congress. This serious charge is untrue for the simple reason that due to his untimely death his contribution to the nation was confined to those 18 to 19 months when he was PM.

Nehru ruled the country for 17 years, Indira Gandhi for 16 years and Rajiv Gandhi for 5 years. Obviously the Nehru-Gandhi contribution is unparalleled because nobody got this opportunity. And remember Shastriji considered him as a protégé of Pandit Nehru. He was never outside the sphere of the Nehru ideology which is the Congress ideology.

Our nation is going to celebrate his birth centenary throughout the year. The committee is formed under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.

Even in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, celebrations have been organised on a big scale. E Ahmed, minister of state for external affairs, was in Tashkent to participate in the celebrations.

Shastriji who represented a certain value system is more relevant today than before because a majority of us today have no value systems. I feel difficult to contest elections. I feel a little out of place but for my lineage I have survived in politics.

His father

I still miss him although I was just 16 years old when he died. If he would have lived 10 more years he would have done much more for the country.

He was down to earth. A real son of the soil. His grounding was from the grassroots level. He was a practical man too. He strongly believed the laws of the land should be changed because the British formed them to rule over India.

He did make an attempt by constituting the administrative reforms commission and made Morarji Desai its chairman. But after he died the idea was shelved.

The most cherished memory I have is the verses of Guru Nanak, which were displayed on his table. As Nehru kept Robert Frost’s lines — ‘Miles to go before I sleep’, on his desk, my father kept Nanak’s quotes in Gurmukhi.

When translated into English they mean — ‘O Nanak! Be tiny like the grass, for other plants will whither away, but grass will remain ever green.’

When under the PL 480 programme, America was going to send inferior quality of wheat to India, he opposed it. He asked the nation to go hungry once a day than accept poor quality food from US.

Before making this announcement he asked my mother not to cook evening meals. He himself followed what he recommended.

The 1965 war with Pakistan

He appeared very modest but was a man of steel. He had the ability to take quick decisions. It was demonstrated on August 31, 1965. On that day he came home for an early dinner. One of his secretaries told him that the three chiefs of the defence services had come to see him. He immediately left for his office next door at 10, Janpath.

The three chiefs visited him to inform him that the Pakistan army had crossed the international border with 100 battle tanks in the Chamb sector of Jammu. They told him that in a short span of time the Pakistan army would cut off Kashmir from the rest of India.

Without losing time he asked for the opening of a new front including Lahore. Retaliate with full force, he said. What I remember is that the historic meeting lasted less than five minutes. Arjan Singh, the then chief of the air force was present. He is the only surviving member from that meeting.

He told them, “Be prepared for war.” He called Defence Minister Y B Chavan and informed him of the decision. He responded positively and expressed his support. He didn’t wait for international reactions. The next day, newspapers reported that the Indian army was marching towards Lahore. It was a big morale booster for the country.

During those tense days, in his address to the nation from Red Fort on Independence day, he said: “Hathiyaron ka jawab hathiyaron se denge. (Force will be met with force.) Hamara desh rahega to hamara tiranga rahega. (Our flag will survive only if our country does)”

On Shastri and the Nehru-Gandhi family

Pandit Nehru was very found of him. Shastriji was around 15 years younger but he trusted him fully. In 1956, when a train accident killed 144 passengers near Ariyalur in Tamil Nadu, Shastriji resigned. Panditji refused to accept the resignation but he prevailed upon Panditji to accept it.

On the following day in Parliament, Nehru said no one could wish for a better comrade than Lal Bahadur. A man of the highest integrity and devoted to ideas is called Lal Bahadur, said Nehru.

Once he was sent to Kashmir by Nehru to help resolve the theft in the Hazaratbal shrine. Nehru asked him whether he had enough woollens for the trip.

“Are you aware Kashmir must be having snowfall at this time?” asked Nehru.

Shastri showed him the jacket he was wearing and Nehru immediately gave his own mink overcoat. My father was short in stature so he told Nehru the coat was quite long. But Nehru said woollen overcoats were always longer. That no one would know it was a borrowed one.

On his return from Kashmir when father went to him to return the overcoat, Nehru asked him to keep it. The next day newspapers reported: Nehru’s Mantle Falls on Shastri.

Shastriji and Indiraji also enjoyed a close relationship. She had the highest personal regard for him. After Nehru’s death in 1964, the Congress chose him as a consensus candidate. He did make an attempt to persuade Indira Gandhi to take over as prime minister. He went to see her and asked her to become prime minister.

She put her foot down and said no. “You become PM and I’ll totally support you,” she said. When he was PM he would drop by at 1, Safdarjung Road (Indira Gandhi’s home) without intimation just to chat with her.

Source- http://in.rediff.com/

MASH PROJECT- building a sustainable future with new age technology


MASH Project – Decoding The Chaos

MASH is a youth led Non-profit organization based out of New Delhi which aims to promote technology as a tool for social change.

MASH focus on the following areas:
· Developing cause-based technologies such as web and mobile applications for other social organisations .

· Raising awareness through Social media , blog and online campaigns

· Organising engaging events like Mash Mixer (Informal community meet), Mash UP (Hackathons), Workshops and Training programmes

The vision of MASH Project is to build a community of technologically-enabled social changemakers.

Action 2015 is a coalition of 2020 global organizations who are commited to fighting for a better future.

Youth Connect, an initiative of Action 2015 and Mash aims to spread awareness about 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

 

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What is Ganesh Chaturthi? Why is it celebrated?


We celebrate this 10-day-long festival every year. But how many of us know what Ganesh Chaturthi is and why it is celebrated?

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Ganesh Chaturthi is a ten-day Hindu festival celebrated to honour the elephant-headed God Ganesha’s birthday. He is the younger son of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati.

Ganesha is known by 108 different names and is the Lord of arts and sciences and the deva of wisdom. He is honoured at the start of rituals and ceremonies as he’s considered the God of beginnings. He’s widely and dearly referred to as Ganapati or Vinayaka.

There are two different versions about Ganesha’s birth. One has it that Goddess Parvati created Ganesha out of dirt off her body while having a bath and set him to guard her door while she finishes her bath. Shiva who has gone out, returned at that time, but as Ganesha didn’t know of him, stopped him from entering. An angry Shiva severed the head of Ganesha after a combat between the two. Parvati was enraged and Shiva promised Ganesha will live again. The devas who went in search of a head facing north of a dead person could manage only the head of an elephant. Shiva fixed the elephant’s head on the child and brought him back to life.

The other legend has it that Ganesha was created by Shiva and Parvati on request of the Devas, to be a vighnakartaa (obstacle-creator) in the path of rakshasas (demonic beings), and a vighnahartaa (obstacle-averter) to help the Devas.

This year, September 17th marks the beginning of this festival which is also called as Vinayaka Chaturthi. Here are some quick facts about the festival:

The festival begins on Shukla Chaturthi which is the fourth day of the waxing moon period, and ends on the 14th day of the waxing moon period known as Anant Chaturdashi.

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Maharashtra is the state known for grand scale Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations.

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During the festival, colourful pandals (temporary shrines) are setup and the Lord is worshiped for ten days.

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There are four main rituals during the festival – Pranapratishhtha – the process of infusing the deity into a murti or idol, Shhodashopachara – 16 forms of paying tribute to Ganesha, Uttarpuja – Puja after which the idol could be shifted after it’s infusion, Ganpati Visarjan – immersion of the Idol in the river.

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Foodies wait for Modak, a sweet dish prepared using rice or flour stuffed with grated jaggery, coconuts and dry fruits. The plate containing the Modak is supposed to be filled with twenty-one pieces of the sweet.

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The festival was celebrated as a public event since the time of Maratha King Shivaji, but a Sarvajanik (Public) Ganesh idol was installed first by Bhausaheb Laxman Javale.

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Lokmanya Tilak changed the festival from a private celebration to a grand public event “to bridge the gap between Brahmins and non-Brahmins and find an appropriate context in which to build a new grassroots unity between them”.

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Lord Ganesha is also worshiped in Thailand, Cambodia, Indonesia, Afghanistan, Nepal and China.

An artisan works on an idol of Hindu elephant god Ganesh, the deity of prosperity, at a roadside workshop in New Delhi, India, August 31, 2015. Work on Ganesh idols usually begins two to three months before Ganesh Chaturthi, a popular religious festival in India that will be held in September this year. During the festival the idols will be taken through the streets in a procession accompanied by dancing and singing, and to be immersed in a river or the sea in accordance with the Hindu faith.

An artisan works on an idol of Hindu elephant god Ganesh, the deity of prosperity, at a roadside workshop in New Delhi, India, August 31, 2015. Work on Ganesh idols usually begins two to three months before Ganesh Chaturthi, a popular religious festival in India that will be held in September this year. During the festival the idols will be taken through the streets in a procession accompanied by dancing and singing, and to be immersed in a river or the sea in accordance with the Hindu faith.

Source: http://indiatoday.intoday.in/

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Relief India Trust wishes all the teachers a happy Teachers’ Day


“The dream begins with a teacher who believes in you, who tugs and pushes and leads you to the next plateau, sometimes poking you with a sharp stick called ‘truth’”, said Dan Rather.

Teachers are truly the ones who lead us to achieving the big dreams that we hold on to. They become our role models when we are 7 years old fabricating big dreams in our fascinating worlds. They become our inspirations when we barely reach teenage somehow and find it hard to learn new things. They become our wise counselors as we enter adulthood and need some valuable advices and motivations. Teachers can never be thanked enough for their valuable work they do on us.

Relief India Trust deeply believes that teachers are the ones who are all too willing to share their knowledge with their students. Teachers’ Day comes each year reminiscing each one of us of our love-hate relationship with them. Relief India Trust believes that there is nothing more noble than teaching the young minds and preparing them for the future.

A teacher is the one who has a lifelong impact on a student’s life. Teaching is one of the most beautiful yet responsible duties one can do.

Relief India Trust wishes all the teachers a very happy teachers’ day!

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Relief India Trust, striving hard for Better Tomorrow!


In order to foster prosperity and ensure sustainable development, it is imperative that there is equal distribution of wealth in society, prevailing social justice, women empowerment and provision of all types of rights to every individual equally. By failing to do the above necessary measures of development, there have been a lot of economic, social, cultural, educational and other differences between people living in various segments of society. To cope with this problem, nonprofit organizations emerged as a famous social server, thus giving impetus to the progress and prosperity in societies. After  analyzingthe increasing chaotic situation, some philanthropists and donors yet volunteers started to show their commitment to fight the persisting evil through equal distribution of their available resources under the umbrella of nonprofit organizations. Since their establishment these organizations have given an unprecedented contribution to the various segments of society. In the same way theRelief India Trust also contributes at its best to serve the vulnerable segments, and so far it has achieved a number of milestones in this regard. Keeping in view the marvelous contribution of these famous organizations it is vital to discuss here some of the major features and facts of the cited organizations.  Hopefully this information will prove to be fruitful in furtherance of the functioning of the noble organizations. Following are some of the key facts about the cited organizations:

  • Serving special/homeless children

Giving guardianship and complete assistance to homeless and parentless children is one of the major functions that the organization performs and cares about. So far, a wide number of deprived yet homeless children have been provided shelter coupled with providing them with all the necessities of life, including the provision of education, proper health, empowerment and status as well beings. Relief India Trust is no exception in this regard. It has provided shelter along with other facilities to the deserving people just like other nonprofit organizations as discussed.

  • Boosting societal balance

These organizations also play sufficient role in creating societal balance, through economic and social empowerment extended to poor yet needy people. Their primary purpose in to bring the poor segment to the equal status of that of the upper class so as to create balance of status.Relief India Trust also strives to do the same by assisting the poor people to meet their basic needs of life. So far, numerous projects have successfully been executed thus contributing magnificently to creation of balance in society.

  • Eradicating social injustice

Social injustice prevails in societies, when there exists a difference of classes and status. To discourage difference of class, the cited organizations executea number of projects, through which sufficient awareness is created among the people insisting them to be respectful for each other and discourage discrimination. In the same way, theRelief India Trust works to eradicate social injustice through various projects.

 

Conclusion

After going through the facts about the above mentioned nonprofit organizations, it is concluded that these organizations give great contribution in creating balance in society by successfully executing multiple sort of projects.

Relief India Trust eradicating ills of the society


There are many everlasting social and economic problems which infect a society and often lead to various societal imbalances. This gives rise to a situation called economic instability. Economic instability lead to many sections being deprived of the basic necessities to fulfill their day to day needs. But many times, the government is unable to provide a satisfactory solution to the rightful demands of the deprived. This is where the role of non-profit organizations justify itself the most. Non-profit organizations serve the needy and underprivileged society by extending them variety of relief facilities along with providing them with guidance about enhancing their social and economic status. One such benevolent organization is Relief India Trust. Relief India Trust undertakes multidimensional relief activities and provide them to whosoever is in need. The NGO reaches out to far flung areas of the country and extends its help. Following are some of the main aspects of Relief India Trust:

Building disease-free society
Relief India Trust is working towards creating a healthy and disease free society. Relief India Trust provides advanced healthcare facilities to people even in the remotest corners of the country. The health related activities performed by the NGO are as follows:

1. Arrangement of free medical camps
2. Provision of free medicine to deserving people
3. Creating awareness among people about preventive measure related to various diseases
4. Creating awareness about first aid tips
5. Honorary services of expert doctors
Relief India Trust provides thesefacilities by arranging various sorts of medical camps and providing free medicine to the needy people.
Conducting free educational workshops
Another major mission undertaken by Relief India Trust is to equip people with latest and emerging knowledge to build a bright professional life. As part of this program various projects related to technology and other vocational trainings are given at different occasions. Relief India Trust provides professional and vocational trainings from time to time in order to build professionalism in people for ensuring their success in different fields.
Fundraising
Relief India Trust does not have any concrete source of revenue or profit. Rather, their functioning is dependent on donations and volunteer services extended by donors and volunteers. After collecting these funds, different sorts of relief activities as discussed above are spread to the targeted areas, thus giving their major share in developing prosperous and progressive societies.
Conclusion
After going through the above mentioned information, it can be concluded that Relief India Trust is undertaking significant steps to ensure and sustain a progressive and prosperous society through its unending philanthropic activities.

Relief India trust: the humanity savior


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Nonprofit Organizations are those associations of actual humans who always thrive to serve that race of human kind who is deprived of many things. Their constant efforts have made this world more beautiful to live in. They not only take care of humanity but some of them are working towards the betterment of our environment which has been degraded since the evolution of mankind. NGOs consider that helping out the unprivileged and vulnerable people is the motive of their existence which is a selfless act and that is why they are called the “Non-profit” organizations as they don’t derive any profit out of it apart from sheer happiness.
NGOs like Relief India Trust are proceeding in the direction of supplying happiness to those, who try to find it even in minute things. They not only provide the goods and services but also make a promise of such a society where everything is equally distributed and everyone is taken into account as equal. Major contributions of these organizations will be considered over here which they have done for the society’s underprivileged. The outstanding achievements of the mentioned NGO are as follows:
Upgrade the poor community
NGOs like Relief India Trust organize social gatherings and celebrations for poor people from time to time to make them feel that they are also an essential part of the society. These small things bring smile not only to their face but also to the volunteers’. That is something which makes them feel worth living for. The birthday celebrations which they organize are one of a kind that the children are unable to forget for the rest of their lives.
Ray of hope for dispossessed
These NGOs provide basic necessities whatever is necessary for human survival like food, shelter and others to homeless children who are not aware of their basic human rights. These NGOs take the responsibility upon themselves to enrich the lives of these children and provide them with a standard quality life by educating, teaching manners and nurturing their lives. Relief India Trust is also a part of these initiatives which provide not only cover over the head but also the surety of living in a secured environment along with it.
Education promotion in remote areas
As we know that education is a basic human right of anybody; be it younger or elder, it is everybody’s requirement. Many NGOs are working in this direction by doing the promotion of education in the sticks where uneducated people are exploited to the limits. These organizations have provided children of these far-flung areas with appropriate facilities that enable them to continue their studies crossing all the barriers. Relief India Trust has helped these children with other educational facilities and material that has smoothen their process of learning along with creating constant awareness and importance of education in these areas which it RIT’s own approach.
In the light of above mentioned contributions of these NGOs, we can say that these organizations play an important role in the making of this society worth living. These organizations are leading in breaking the vicious circle of poverty and backwardness which seems never ending due to the lack of resources, which these NGOs provide to needy people and help them so that they can overcome their existing existence. It is hoped that after reading this article you would like to be a part of such organization where you can contribute in the making of humankind. So come forward and spread the happiness!

Relief India Trust lending a hand to the needy


There are many sections of the society which remain devoid of even the basic necessities. Eradication of such inequality and bettering of societal prosperity has been the only motive for many noble organizations. Though there are many non-pofit organizations running to help underprivileged and for other causes, only a handful of them are really contributing to their said causes. One such NGO is Relief India Trust. Relief India Trust reaches out to people who are in need, even in farther and remote areas. Relief India Trust contributes through an array of  initiatives and looking at its activities will definitely help one in getting motivated to help the society. Following are some of the key facts about Relief India Trust:

Special relief activities

Many non-profit organizations undertake relief measures for people and areas struck with calamities. Relief India Trust has undertaken these relief measures for people who survived many disasters including floods, earthquakes, landslides and many others. The NGO helps such victims all over the country and facilitate in their rehabilitation. Relief measures are undertaken by Relief India Trust in various steps. They are:

ü Provision of necessary food items

ü Provision of shelter to the victims of disasters

ü Extension of medical facilities to them

Besides the above mentioned facilities, it is ensured that the affected people are provided with every sort of aid that is needed by them.

Besides running relief campaigns, Relief India Trust is also actively involved in spreading awareness even to the remotest corners of the country. The activities ubdertaken by Relief India Trust includes:

  1. Awareness campaigns

Relief India Trust has taken this upon itself to educate people who have lack of sources of information. The NGO runs awareness campaigns to educate people and thus, helping them in bettering their life standard. Besides this, the NGO also spreads awareness among students about varied career options. Relief India Trust provides educational counseling to students who lack resources and helps them design a better future.

  1. Ensuring disease free societies

Relief India Trust’s another major objective is to facilitate a disease-free world. To achieve this aim, Relief India Trust actively provides optimum health facilities to the people living in remote areas. The NGO leaves no stone unturned in extending multiple sort of health facilities to the deserving people of farflung areas, where they can have access to modernized health facilities, along with being aware of various precautionary measures to ensure the prevention of numerous diseases.

 

Conclusion

As it can be developed that Relief India Trust is doing its best in order to help the society and spread awareness in various domains even to remotest regions of the country, a maximum number of people should volunteer at the NGO and donate. Through this help, Relief India Trust will undertake various charitable campaigns which will help the needy and poor.