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Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Giraffe Heroes India invites nominations from all over India

The Giraffe Heroes India Program

A Giraffe Hero is a person who sticks his or her neck out on sustainable basis, for public good, at huge personal risk. Giraffe Heroes India Program is an off-shoot of non-profit Giraffe Heroes Project which was started in USA in 1984, by Ann Medlock. The aim of starting this Project was to find out unknown heroes of the society, commend them as Giraffes for sticking their necks out & get their stories told on radio, television & in print. Giraffe stories would tell the people that there was headway being made on the problems of the world, that there were individuals who had solutions & the courage to move into action. The stories would move people`s souls & get them moving on public problems that mattered to them.

Some days back, a brief write up, about Giraffe Heroes India Programme (GHIP) was published in Dwarka Parichay, our media associate.
This Programme, as some of the readers may recall, is about throwing light on UNSUNG HEROES of INDIA.
How it is done?
Details about it (criteria for giraffedom,nomination form,et al) are available at

GHIP is an associate of Giraffe Heroes Project of US.

May I invite all the readers to visit the website & thereafter send nominations of deserving candidates.

A jury consisting of eminent persons will appraise the recd nominations & then recommend COMMENDING the Giraffe Heroes

Vijay K. Saluja


Nita Arora
Head Learner
Sri VIS, Sector-18, Dwarka, New Delhi (India)

Pedagogy or the Discipline or the Art or the Science of teaching.

In the present times, can we say that the teaching methodologies that worked in the past will still apply or do we have to change the focus of our practice?

In order to answer that, we need to delve in the history of teaching practices. We shall take the example of GURUKUL SYSTEM IN VEDIC PERIOD in India

In Gurukuls, The initial education will be generally given in homes, up to the age of 8 years and later in Ashrams or Gurukuls, followed by education in Centres of higher learning such as Takshila.

Gurukuls were free and were not dependent on parents paying fee but... (Full article in Education Hub Magazine)

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Tuesday, January 16, 2018


Prof. Prasannanshu National Law University, New Delhi

Teaching and learning are naturally a joyful process. However, many a time, we as teachers fail to preserve this nature of education, and somehow succeed in making it a burden if not punishment. I am reminded of Tagore’s following words, ‘Thus the greatest of educations for which we came prepared is neglected, and we are made to lose our world to find a bagful of information instead. We rob the child of his... (Full article in Education Hub Magazine)

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Why A Boarding School? And How to prepare your child for it?

Dr. Rishi Khurana
Shanti Gyan International Sr. Sec. Boarding School,
Goyla,Nr. Sec-19 Dwarka

There are many reasons for parents and children to choose residential schools such as: -

· Better Education/High Academic Standards
· Better at Meeting Personalized Needs (tutors, sports, extra-curricular)
· Better Preparation for University
· Physically and Emotionally Safe Learning Environments
· More character, morals and values
· A well-rounded education

Normal day schools have often been criticized as elitist, class-conscious in a nominally class-less society, where those who could afford to pay the fees sent their children to...(Full article in Education Hub Magazine)

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Monday, January 15, 2018

Sh. V.P. Tandon, Chairman, Kamal and Vandana Group of Institutions being honoured with ‘Hind Rattan Award’

Sh. V.P. Tandon, Chairman, Kamal and Vandana Group of Institutions being honoured with ‘Hind Rattan Award’ by Hon’ble Ambassador Phillippe Le Gall, High Commissioner of Seychelles to India and Non Resident Ambassador to Thailand for his outstanding contribution in the field of Education and Social work at Bangkok, Thailand on the auspicious occasion of ‘Pravasi Bhartiya Divass’.

MBS International School

Be in your child’s life: TODAY

Jaspreet Kaur, Vice Principal -Bal Bhavan International School, Sector 12,Dwarka
Today the Youngsters need to know and understand themselves first, their potential, their feelings and emotions, their position in life and in society and their strengths and weaknesses. They need to have a clear sense of their own identity.

“Parents are a child’s first teachers and role models” They are responsible for shaping up the child’s behavior and implementing....(Full article in Education Hub Magazine)

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Thought of the Day

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Delhi World Book Fair Concludes with a Message to Save Environment and Love Books

About 12 Lakh Booklovers from Across the Country Visit the Fair
The last day of the New Delhi World Book Fair 2018 saw a huge rush of young and old alike in an excited mode to buy as many books of their choice as possible before the huge book festival of this year came to an end on 14 January 2018.

The book fair this year was a huge success with about 12 lakh book lovers having visited the fair. The theme pavilion Vanaspatayah shanti based on Environment and Climate Change attached the visitors, with each one taking a memory back with them of the seminars/talks on how to do our bit for the environment conservation to make this Earth a better place for the generations to come. 

Ruskin Bond’s presence at Author’s Corner in an interactive session ‘Till the Clouds Roll by: The Beginning Again’ (organized by Penguin Random House) mesmerized visitors, especially the young book lovers. He was surrounded by curious young faces, enthralled and fascinated by his words and his encouraging advice to the budding writers, as he shared his experience and journey from an armature to a successful writer of this age. He said, "I started from an age where there were no mediums of reading and writing like those available to all of you nowadays but I have always cherished those memories of writing my first book."

A panel discussion on the role of media was organsied by Kushabhau Thakre Patrakarita Avam Jansanchar Vishwavidyalaya at the Sahitya Manch. The speakers on the occasion were: Shri Baldeo Bhai Sharma, Chairman, NBT; Dr M S Parmar, Shri N K Singh, Dr Sachidanand Joshi, Shri K G Suresh, Dr Ashish Joshi and Shri Anand Pande. Besides, a discussion on 'Sindhi Literature' was organised by National Council for Promotion of Sindhi Language and a book release function was organised by Narayani Sahitya Akademi at the Fair.

Noted authors including Seema Mustafa, CP Surendran, Jerry Pinto and Michael Creighton were also present at Conversations Authors' Corners. The session was organised by the publisher Speaking Tiger. On this occasion, three books titled Azadi's Daughter, New Delhi Love Songs and Naishapur and Babylon were released. At Lekhak Manch, Without Man, authored by Geeta Pandit was released in which Shri Prem Janmejay, Shri Vivek Mishra among other. The release function was organised by Shalabh Prakashan.

In the European pavilion, the book That's More Like the Heroes' Spring authored by Mayuresh Kumar was released. On this occasion, Mr Sukanto Kumar, former professor of NIT, Mr Carlos Varona, Director of Instituto Cervantes, New Delhi among others were present. The speakers discussed about the book which revolves around the freedom struggle in India and Spain. The author read out some excerpts from the book. 

A panel discussion on 'Maithili language and culture' was organised by the Centre for Studies of Traditions and Systems at the Theme Pavilion. The speakers on the occasion were: Prof. Pradeep Kant Chaudhary; Dr Devnath Pathak; Baua Devi, noted Madhubani artist and Padam Shri, Prof. Manindra Thakur among others. The speakers discussed about the Maithili language, literature and culture. The speakers said that Maithili culture and tradition is very close to nature where birds, animals and trees are revered. Citing examples of several festivals which are celebrated across Bihar like Chhat Puja, Ram Puja, Madhu Shravani, the speakers said that all the festivals are incomplete without the elements of nature. 

The Children's Pavilion also saw a number of programmes being organised for and by children. A large number of children from various schools and NGOs from across Delhi/NCR participated in these programmes. Shri Harinder Patanga, Punjabi folk singer through his beautiful songs encouraged children to save environment. Later, a Kathak dance performance by the children of Navratan Foundation was also organised.

In order to make the Fair more entertaining and attractive, cultural events were organized every evening at Hamsdhwani Theater where classical and folk dancers and singers enthralled the visitors.


Ms. Archana Narain
The Indian Heights School, Sec.23, Dwarka

Positive thinking evokes more energy, more initiative and more happiness. Positive thinking leads everyone to the road to success We can choose the pain of stagnation, or we can chose the pain of growth. There is no such thing as a pain-free life. Every big or small easy or complex problem has its solution. Positive thinking brings magic and miracles in life and motivates to live with passion and purpose. Self confidence, perseverance and hard work are the key factors of success. Where there is a will.. (Full article in Education Hub Magazine)

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Saturday, January 13, 2018

Malini Awasthi Brings Visitors Closer to Environment at New Delhi World Book Fair

Noted folk singer, Ms Malini Awasthi through her songs connected the visitors with our folk tradition which values nature at the Theme Pavilion. Her rendering of folksongs like Nimiya Ki Daar Maiya and Dhobia enthralled the audience. Shri Baldeo Bhai Sharma, Chairman, NBT also spoke on the occasion. Appreciating Ms Malini Awasthi, Shri Sharma said that Ms Malini is an encyclopedia of folk songs and folk tradition. 

Today being weekend and the second last day of the New Delhi World Book Fair, the book lovers from across Delhi visited Pragati Maidan in large numbers. Till evening, more than one lakh people had thronged the Book Fair. Book lovers of all age groups and children along with their parents and teachers enjoyed browsing through books and participated in various activities being organised at the Fair. Mr Sohail Mamood, Pakistan's High Commissioner to India also visited the Fair and donated several books for NBT's 'Har Haath Ek Kitaab' initiative.

Mottainai Grandama, a Hindi-English bilingual book, recently published by National Book Trust, India was released at the International Events Corner. The book has been authored by Ms Mariko Shinju in Japanese and translated in Hindi by Shri Prem Prakash. Shri Baldeo Bhai Sharma, Chairman, NBT said that the book enlightens children about cleaning (swachhata) and to make this book more interesting for the children, illustrations have also been used. Mr. Yutaka Kikuta, Minister and Deputy Chief of Mission, Embassy of Japan; Mr. Takayoshi Tange, Senior Representative, Japan International Co-operation Agency, Ms Mariko Shinju and Shri Prem Prakash were also present on the occasion. Addressing the gathering, Dr Rita Chowdhury, Director, NBT said that both India and Japan have a tradition of storytelling by grandma, and therefore, she hoped that the book will attract the readers.

Theme Pavilion
Vigyan Prasar organised a panel discussion on 'Climate Change Adaptation: Is India Ready' at the Theme Pavilion. Moderated by Shri Dinesh C. Sharma, Vigyan Prasar, the speakers on the occasion were Dr Mustafa Ali Khan, Team leader, IHCAP and Shri Raman Mehta, Vasudha Foundation. The speakers discussed climate change and its impact on agriculture and weather patterns. They also discussed about the adaptation approaches that may be applied for climate change. 

Centre for Science and Environment, Delhi organised a book release cum discussion at the Theme Pavilion. During the programme the books Climate Change Now: The Story of Carbon Colonisation, Climate Change: For the Young and Curious, and Getting to Know about Environment, authored by Ms Sunita Narain, distinguished environmentalist were released. The other speakers on the occasion were Dr Navroz, Shri Krishna and Shri Shrishant. The speakers discussed about the reasons behind climate change like pollution, garbage and industrial waste disposal among others.

Children's Pavilion
Children had an opportunity to interact with the well-known children's authors including Dr Dinesh Chamola, Rajnikant Shukla, Kishore Srivastava, Manas Ranjan Mahapatra and Sangeeta Sethi at the Children's Pavilion. Stories like Bachpan Kitna Pyara Hota Hai and patriotic songs like Aao Bachhon Tumhe Dikhayen Jhanki Hindustan Ki, etc. A large number of children from various schools and NGOs participated in the session. Later, a painting competition on the theme 'Har Haath Ek Kitaab' was organised in which more than 80 students participated. A lively song presentation by Sangita Institute of Performing Arts enthralled the visitors at the Pavilion.

Literary Activities
At Sahitya Manch, the books Mujhe Ban Na Hai UPSC Topper and All About UPSC Civil Service Exam were released. Shri Nishant Jain, IAS and Shri Dayal were the speakers on the occasion. They interacted with the audience and said that hard work is the key to success and we need to focus on our aim. In one of the literary programme at Lekhak Manch, 53rd volume of the magazine in Hindi Vyangya Yatra was released.

At the Conversations Authors' Corner, a discussion on challenges faced by libraries in digital era was organised. The speakers on the occasion were Dr. Mohd. Sultan Omar, former Professor, Jamia University; Dr. Lata Suresh and Shri Sudhir Gandotra. The speakers were of the view that libraries are the primary source of knowledge, be it a digital library or otherwise. They encouraged people and especially students to start exploring libraries.

At the Reflections author's corner, a discussion on 'equilibrium between sustainable development and environment- realistic or utopian' was organised. On this occasion, Dr. R. Rajagopalan, an environmental economist spoke on the need to contemplate on our needs and environment.

Kavya Goshthi, Book release & award ceremony

पत्रकारों का सम्मेल्लन नेशनल गैलरी ऑफ मॉडर्न आर्ट में आयोजित

(छाया एवं रिपोर्ट: एस.एस.डोगरा)
दिल्ली पत्रकार संघ की नयी कार्यकारिणी द्वारा पूरी टीम ने पत्रकारों का विशेष सम्मेल्लन नेशनल गैलरी ऑफ मॉडर्न आर्ट ( जयपुर हाउस, निकट इंडिया गेट) के ऑडिटोरियम में आयोजित किया इस कार्यक्रम आयोजन में सैकड़ों पत्रकारों ने हिस्सा लिया. सम्मलेन का उद्घाटन विधिवत दिप्प्रज्ज्वल से हुआ.

उक्त सम्मेल्लन में नये व् पुराने सदसयों ने आपस में अनुभव साझा करते हुए मीडिया और पत्रकारों से जुडे़ मुद्दों को और भी प्रभावी ढंग से उठाने के सम्बन्ध में चर्चा की। इसी सम्मलेन के दौरान नेशनल गैलरी ऑफ मॉडर्न आर्ट के महानिदेशक श्री अद्वैत गडनायक के साथ विश्व-विख्यात शिल्पकार धनराज भगत के कार्यों की प्रदर्शनी का अवलोकन भी कराया. 

इस सम्मलेन में वयोवृद्ध एवं वरिष्ठतम पत्रकार राजेंदर प्रभु, संघ के अध्यक्ष मनोहर सिंह, महासचिव प्रमोद कुमार, वरिष्ठतम पत्रकार विजय क्रांति, पूर्व अध्यक्ष अरविन्द कुमार सिंह, मनोज मिश्र, पूर्व अध्यक्ष अनिल पाण्डेय, अनिल गोयल, संजीव सिन्हा, संतोष सूर्यवंशी, मनोज वर्मा, राजेन्द्र स्वामी डायलाग इण्डिया के संपादक अनुज अग्रवाल ने भी शिरकत की. कुछ युवा पत्रकारों ने संघ की गरिमा एवं अधिक सक्रियता के लिए उपयोगी सुझाव भी दिए.

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Bhajan Kirtan by Hello Mom


Guru Nanak Garib Niwaj School , Greater Kailash II run by a Non Government charity Society for children of labourers, rickshaw, pullers, beggars and daily wage earners. Held a speech competition here on January 11, 2018 under the theme ‘ COMPETITION ‘HOW CAN I BE RESPONSIBLE CITIZEN OF INDIA’

The speech topics that were presented by the students of class VIII , IX and XI were (Eight , Nine and Eleven) included; Corruption, women’s empowerment , gender parity, population control, human values and employment skills. The speech contest was interesting due to the many point of views delivered on stage by each competitor, some were straight to the point where as others were a little more comical than serious.

Mr Yatinder Pal Singh Suri, Managing Director, Outokumpu India, a Finnish stainless steel company was the chief guest .

The chief guest urged students to excel in life and keep striving for success and be source of inspiration for others. The students should think about ways in which they can improve the society by contributing positively and becoming quality citizens.

Chief Guest Mr Suri also encouraged the students to obey parents as well as make education their primary goal in order to be more knowledgeable and well-equipped in facing the challenges of life. Stating that there was no success without struggle, ‘Life demands hard work because dream and ambition cannot become a reality through easy means but through hard work.’

The competition ended with Meenakshi of Class XI winning the first prize, Manisha of class IX winning the second prize and Sakshi of class IX winning the Third prize.

Eminent guests who were present on the occasion included Dr Man Mohan Singh Arora , President Rotary Club OF Delhi Ridge and Mr Anil Sagar , Secretary of the Rotary club Delhi Ridge.

Guru Nanak Garib Niwaj Education Society which runs the school was started by Baba Amar Singh Ji to work towards the welfare children coming from below-the-poverty line families ,who generally don't get the chance to go to school or complete their schooling. Baba Amar Singh Ji started the school in October 2006 with 12 kids of laborers who were not only provided with free education but food clothes books healthcare and other basic facilities. The success of the school and the society is proved by the increase in the number of students enrolled in the school and the increase in the number of admission seekers every year.Baba Amar Singh Ji , the founder (of Guru Nanak Garib Niwaj Education Society) has also funded a Muslim school for girls.

Happy LOHRI, SANKRANTI AND PONGAL to all members, readers and friends.

Indian Education System Shortcomings & Reforms Needed

Anup Attavar

1. Inability to inculcate the basic Life Skills in our education system

i) Basic Life Skills are traits like tolerance, compassion, etc in addition to knowledge. We lack values ourselves. How can we inculcate the same in our education system? Somewhere we have lost the way and are becoming more and more materialistic.

ii) Our heart has become polluted with negative thoughts like anger, hatred, violence, lust, envy, wickedness, fear, greed, prejudice, depression, oppression, anxiety, boredom, loneliness and stress. Our lives too are without a purpose. We pursue materialistic goals – possessions, status, power, prestige, fame and position. But these illusions offer only...(Full article in Education Hub Magazine)

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Friday, January 12, 2018

NBT Releases Three Volumes of Akashwani Sahitya Sampada at New Delhi World Book Fair

The National Book Trust, India organised a book release function at the Theme Pavilion. During the function, three volumes of Akashwani Sahitya Sampada were released. The books have recently been published by the Trust under an MoU with Akashwani. These books contain the rare broadcast material of Akashwani. Several other books on traditional folk songs of India and other broadcast material will also be published under this programme. On this occasion, Shri Baldeo Bhai Sharma, Chairman, NBT said that NBT publishes a range of books, and publishing this kind of books is a matter of pride for the Trust. He added that we would like to carry forward this MoU and publish more books to disseminate the rich treasure of knowledge to the people of India. Shri A Suryaprakash, Chairman, Prasar Bharati said that the idea of converting broadcast material into books is a great idea. He added that these books would help in conserving our rich cultural heritage. Shri Fayyaz Sheheryar, Director General, All India Radio; Ms Supriya Sahu, Director General, Doordarshan; Dr Shailendra Kumar and Shri Maurya were also present on the occasion.

A discussion on the poetry of Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee, former Prime Minister of India was held at Lekhak Manch. The programme was organised by Prabhat Prakashan. Dr Harsh Vardhan, Hon'ble Minister of Environment, Forest & Climate Change was also present on the occasion.

Books and Cultural Programmes Enthrall Visitors at the Fair
On the seventh day of the New Delhi World Book Fair, a large number of people visited the Fair so that they do not miss special attractions during the remaining days of the Fair and leave any opportunity to buy books and participate in the activities being organized at the Fair. Undoubtedly, the urge to gain more and more knowledge has increased and the primary source of knowledge and information are the books as technology though useful, cannot replace books. Readers of various age groups could be seen eagerly browsing through the pages of books and hand-bagged with their favorite books. In the book fair, literature in different languages of India and abroad is catching the attention of the people.

A number of cultural activities for book lovers are being organized at the New Delhi World Book Fair. The music and dance performances like traditional Bhangra-Gidda, Kathak dance, mushaira, devotional music etc. are enthralling the visitors.

Theme Pavilion
Climate change has adverse effects on agriculture, thereby farmers are also facing several challenges to save their farming. Based on this theme, a meet with environmentalists was organised at the Theme Pavilion. Moderated by Dr Manoj Pateriya, the speakers on the occasion were Shri G Krishna Prasad, Green champion mentor and a strong advocate of organic farming, and Shri Biswajit Roy Chowdhury, earth watch scientist. The speakers shared their concerns about environment and how various methods can be adopted to preserve indigenous seeds and agriculture. 

The National Council for Promotion of Sindhi Language organised a Kathak dance performance based on the nature poetry of Shah Abdul Latif at the Theme Pavilion. Shah Abdul Latif was a noted Sufi scholar, mystic, saint, and poet of Sindhi language. Prof. Baldev V Matlani, University of Mumbai and Dr. Ravi Prakash Tekchandani, Director, National Council for Promotion of Sindhi Language also spoke on the occasion. The lively Kathak performance by Geetanjali Lal and troupe from Devi Durga Kathak Sansthan enabled the audience to connect with the deeper elements of nature. 

Children's Pavilion
A workshop titled 'Lets Create Radio Programme and Jingle' was organized at the Children's Pavilion. RJ Azhar Hajini, from Radio Kashmir, Srinagar, taught children the art of making radio programmes and jingles. He provided information regarding software and new techniques which are used in making jingles. Azhar Hajini said that clear pronunciation and proper word selection are extremely important in radio programmes.

Well-known storyteller Jayashree Sethi and Rishabh from Storyghar engaged children in a lively and interactive storytelling session. During the session, Jayshree narrated the story and enacted different characters of the story, while Shri Rishabh, along with his companion, composed songs on the story and played guitar. The children also sang some popular songs along with them. 

A drama on the theme of 'Jal Hee Jivan Hai' was performed by the students of Ahlcon International School, through which children brought out the fact that we are currently destroying the environment and waste water to fulfill our needs, it is the time that we need to take action towards environmental protection.

Literary Activities
Prof. B. K. Kuthiala, Vice Chancellor of Makhan Lal Chaturvedi University released an anthology of poetry Heera Ke Ikkavan Moti by Hira Lal. While releasing the book, Prof. B. K. Kuthiala, said that established poets used literary language in their compositions, whereas the poetry emerging from one's heart is a real poetry. On this occasion Shri Baldeo Bhai Sharma, Chairman, National Book Trust, India; Prof. Suresh Chand Singhal; Bhai Satya Dev Chaudhary; Shri Jagdish Roy Goyal, social activist; Shri Irfan, well-known cartoonist; Dr. O P Yadav, Editor of DD News; Shri Saurabh Shrivastav, Editor, Dainik Jagran; Shri T P Tiwari; Dr Premi Ram Mishra and Shri Atul Singhal, senior journalist were also present.

In the Conversations Authors' Corner, a discussion on the book Sind, the Gita and Karma by Dhiraj Singh was organised. Shri Dhiraj Singh said, "My book is very light and an inspiring work. I have always been someone who encourages more characters in the story to make it engaging with twists and turns." A discussion on the book General Knowledge for Competitive Exams authored by Harsh Gagrani and Abhishek Dubey was also held. A short quiz competition was also organised where separate teams were made and were asked certain general knowledge questions.

A discussion on the book Osho's Death: The Untold Story authored by Abhay Vaidya was organised at Reflections Authors' Corner. He says that his book contains everything about Osho that was necessary to explain his death. He says, "The fascinating thing about Osho was that he was a very good reader and carried 70-80 books at a time and was also a philosophy teacher and his commentary on religion and spirituality was the attractive part."

Jan Sampark Shivir by Delhi Jal Board

आरजेएस वन्दे मातरम्-2 सरकारों को जगाने का कार्यक्रम हो – एम .एस.बिट्टा

गणतंत्र दिवस के उपलक्ष्य में नई दिल्ली के एनडीएमसी कन्वेंशन सेंटर में 21जनवरी को होनेवाले कार्यक्रम आरजेएस वन्दे मातरम्-2 की तैयारियों को लेकर सकारात्मक सोच के साथ संयोजक उदय मन्ना के नेतृत्व में सदस्यों और पत्रकारों ने कार्यक्रम के ब्रांड एंबेसडर और मुख्य अतिथि मनिन्दर जीत सिंह बिट्टा से उनके आवास पर मुलाकात की। गणतंत्र दिवस के अवसर पर कार्यक्रम का आयोजन 21 जनवरी को रामजानकी संस्थान ,नई दिल्ली द्वारा टीजेएपीएस कृषि विकास शिल्पा केंद्र, हुगली,प. बंगाल के सहयोग से आयोजित किया जा रहा है।टीम ने अपने साथ लाए राष्ट्रीय ध्वज और मुख्य अतिथि का विशेष निमंत्रण पत्र सौंपा और आरजेएस स्टार रितु कपिल , सुरेंद्र आनंद सहित बहुमुखी प्रतिभा के धनी डा.जेड.ए.राज के गाए देशभक्ति गीतों का आनंद श्री बिट्टा जी सहित सभी पत्रकारों ने भी लिया।

इस अवसर पर आरजेएस टीम ने श्री एम.एस.बिट्टा की उपस्थिति में सकारात्मक कार्यों में उत्कृष्ट प्रदर्शन की शपथ ली। कार्यक्रम में वरिष्ठ संपादक ललित सुमन ने सबका स्वागत किया ।

तत्पश्चात यहां आमंत्रित संवाददाताओं को संबोधित करते हुए एंटी टेररिस्ट फ्रंट के संस्थापक अध्यक्ष एम.एस.बिट्टा ने कहा कि वन्दे मातरम् सरकार को जगाने और मातृभूमि की रक्षा का कार्यक्रम है। उन्होंने सभी सरकारों ,पार्टियों और नेताओं के सकारात्मक कार्यों में जनता से सहयोग की अपील की। प्रधानमंत्री श्री नरेंद्र मोदी द्वारा आकाशवाणी के कार्यक्रम” मन की बात” में सकारात्मक भारत के संबंध में संवाददाताओं द्वारा पूछे गए सवाल के जवाब में श्री बिट्टा ने स्पष्ट शब्दों में प्रधानमंत्री के प्रथम राष्ट्र की भावना का पूरजोर समर्थन किया और कहा कि इससे सकारात्मक भारत बनाया जा सकता है। भारतीय संस्कार और संस्कृति तथा वरिष्ठ नागरिकों की सलाह को अपनाने से सकारात्मक भारत बनेगा। इसे अभियान के रूप में आरजेएस वन्दे मातरम्-2 किया जाएगा जो 21वीं सदी में सकारात्मक क्रांति का नया अध्याय बनेगा ।

उन्होंने खुशी व्यक्त की कि बदलते भारत में मातृभूमि की रक्षा के लिए टीम आरजेएस का साथ मिला है। शहीदों के सपनों का भारत बनाने में उनका बम्बों से बचा हुआ हिस्सा राष्ट्र को समर्पित है। इस अवसर पर टीम आरजेएस सहित कई गणमान्य भी उपस्थित रहे। श्री बिट्टा को राष्ट्रीय ध्वज प्रदान करनेवालों में प्रमुख रहे आरजेएस मीडिया स्टार ओमपाल प्रसाद, प्रखर वार्ष्णेय,दुर्गा प्रसाद मिश्रा संजय शर्मा और शशिधर शुक्ला,अफज़ल खान आदि इसके अलावा राजेंद्र सिंह यादव, अनस सिद्दीकी,वी के शर्मा,मो.इमरान खान ,नदीम शेख ,अंकुश चोपड़ा , आयुष्मान भारतीय,आसिफ खान, सागर, रवि कुमार,डा. आर के गुप्ता, संजीव लाम्बा प्रधान मंजीत फार्म आदि ने मिलकर सकारात्मक सोच की क्रांति के आगाज में अपनी महत्वपूर्ण भूमिका निभाई।

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Cultural Program Uttaraini Kauthig 2018

Youth Visiting New Delhi World Book Fair in Large Numbers

"Seeing a good number of young people browsing through their favorite books at New Delhi World Book Fair, sends a message across that the habit of reading is increasing," said Shri Baldeo Bhai Sharma, Chairman, NBT while speaking to BBC Punjabi at Pragati Maidan. He added that the participation of youth is increasing every day.

It is worth mentioning that several government organisations including NCERT, Sahitya Akademi, All India Radio, Department of Publication, ICAR, ICHR, Publications Division among others are participating and are providing good quality books at low price.

Theme Pavilion
A discussion on 'Himalaya: Sensitivity, Current Threats and Challenges' was organised at the Theme Pavilion. Shri Chandiprasad Bhatt, noted environmentalist and social activist was the chief guest on the occasion. While interacting with the booklovers at the Theme Pavilion, Shri Chandiprasad Bhatt said that in contemporary times, conservation of environment is a sensitive issue. We cannot overlook the issue as it will lead to our own destruction. Talking about the Chipko Andolan, he said that the protest was a significant step towards conservation of environment and stopping the felling of trees. There was an active participation of women and youth in the movement which inspired people to plant more and more trees. Shri Sopan Joshi, well-known journalist and Dr Manish Mohan Gore also spoke on the occasion.

At the Theme Pavilion, a programme on Majuli Carbon-Neutral Initiative was organised by the Government of Assam. The speakers on the occasion included A K Johri, Swapan Mehra, Pallav Jha among others. Dr Rita Chowdhury, Director NBT was also present on the occasion. A report on the project was released.

National Book Trust, India organised a seminar on Environment and Climate Change at the Theme Pavilion. Moderated by Shri Amrendra Kishore, the speakers on the occasion were Shri Pramod Bhargav, Shri Sanjay Kashyap and Shri Arvind Kumar Singh. During the seminar the speakers discussed about various aspects of climate change.

Children's Pavilion
An illustration workshop-cum-competition was organised at the Children's Pavilion. During the workshop children were asked to draw illustrations on pollution-free environment. A large number of students from Salwan Public School participated in this contest. The illustrations of winners of the contest would be published in Champak, a children's magazine.

European Union
A writing workshop was organised at the European Union Pavilion. The idea behind the workshop was to bring out the best among the budding writers present in the audience. The panel members included authors from various countries like David Machado (Portugal), Osvalds Zebris (Latvia), Jasmin Freilih (Slovenia) and Kallia Papadaki (Greece). They discussed how books came up after a long period of writing and the important things that authors keep in their mind while writing. The programme concluded with the distribution of books to the winners of the workshop.

The musical performance by Martinu Czech Philharmonic Orchestra at Hall no. 7 began with the National Anthem of India and Czech Republic played through their traditional musical instruments. Their lively performance mesmerised the audience. Shri Baldeo Bhai Sharma, Chairman, NBT; H.E. Mr Tomasz Kozlowski, Ambassador of European Union to India; and other dignitaries form European Union, Czech Republic, Slovakia and India were also present on the occasion.

Literary Activities
At the Reflections Authors' Corner, Ms Amita Baig, well-known author talked about her book Taj Mahal: Multiple Narratives. The session was moderated Dipa Chaudhari, editor-in-chief, Om Books International. During the discussion, Ms Amita Baig explained why she had taken Taj Mahal, as centre of her story. She said, "it is not a simple story, it took me a lot of time and I have written it keeping in mind what Shah Jahan, the creator of the monument saw it as and the emotions of the Indians who have respect for their forefather." The book is a correlation between the heritage and the socio-economic factors surrounding it.

At the Conversations Authors' Corner, the book A Man with Golden Seeds, authored by Rajeev Ranjan Prasad was launched. The book is based on a real story of Dr Narayan Chawda, a farmer who has spent his whole life farming best of the crops in a Naxalite area, Bastar.

Haryana Punjabi Sahitya Akademi, Panchkula in association with Punjab Lokmanch, Delhi organised a poets' meet at Seminar Hall. Later, students of Guru Harkishan Public School rendered poems based on importance of books. The session was coordinated by Prof. Sudarshan.

A mushaira was also organised by NCPUL in the evening which mesmerized the people at large. Urdu poetry, nazm, ghazals were rendered. Prof. Sayyed Ali Karim, Director, NCPUL; Dr Shams Equbal, Publications Officer were also present. In addition, Shabana Shabnam, Dipti Mishra, Prof. Farooq Bakshi among others also participated in the event.

Shri Manoj Tiwari and Shri Rajendra Aggarwal, Members of Parliament also visited the Book fair.

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