Happy New Year 2018
Today, on the 86th Birth Anniversary of Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam (15 October 1931-27 July 2015), let us pay him rich tributes by taking a pledge to follow the vision and values shown by him.
He was the 11th President of India (25 July 2002 – 25 July 2007). The Government of India showered on him Bharat Ratna (1997), the highest civilian award, and also Padma Vibhushan (1990), and Padma Bhushan (1981),
As declared by the United Nations in 2010, every year we celebrate this day as ‘World Students’ Day’ for his love for the students.
Let us endeavour to imbibe the spirit of ‘We can do it’ among the students…
Marshal of the Indian Air Force Arjan Singh, DFC, India’s greatest air warrior, India’s oldest five star ranked air force officer, takes his last flight…
A great human being, a war hero, he flew over 60 different kinds of aircraft during his glorious career spanning 80 years. India pays rich homage to her great Son… May his soul rest in peace…
“Believe in yourself and the world will be at your feet”
12 January 1863 – 04 July 1902
Young India…Resurgent India… Celebrating today the 125th Anniversary of Swami Vivekananda’s Historic Address at Chicago on 11 September 1893…
Some times back I had shared a blog post entitled “Some People Make it their Business to put Smile on Others’ Faces“. Today, I share the story of yet another person, Mukul Chandra Joshi, 81, a retired Wing Commander from Indian Air Force, who has devoted his life for the cause of road safety.
Joshi, popularly known as “Traffic Baba”, has, for the last 14 years, been manning traffic and spreading awareness as to how to be safe on the road. He can be seen on a regular basis at various intersections in Noida, assisting Police. He was felicitated yesterday by the Police authorities for his altruistic service.
“I started this campaign after a friend of mine lost his son in a road accident. I decided to devote my life to making people aware of the road safety. I was offered monetary help, but refused as my pension is enough,” said Joshi on this occasion.
What a rare example of selfless service to the society without expecting any thing in return.
We salute your selfless spirit of service. May you, Traffic Baba, Sir, continue the excellent work of spreading the message of road safety…far and wide…
“Earth is a big learning centre where we learn that pleasures, money, possessions, knowledge, and work, all have limited value. None of these pursuits should be the focal point of our lives. The focal point, instead, should be to develop character that includes fair play, unselfishness, humility, courage, faithfulness, honesty, truthfulness, and treating others with respect.”*
Today, we celebrate the birthday of Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan as the Teachers’ Day. Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan (05 September 1888-17 April 1975), teacher, scholar, philosopher and stateman, was the first Vice President of India (1952-1962) and the second President of India (1962-1967). He was honoured with the Bharat Ratna, the highest civilian award. The best tribute that we can pay to him is to become life long autonomous learners, spreading goodness around…On this Teachers’ Day, let us also express our gratitude to all those teachers, who became a part of our journey of life and helped us become what we are today…
*Excerpt from an article entitled “Graduating from Life” by Jerry Boone
“Our Character is basically a composite of our habits. Because they are consistent, often unconscious patterns, they constantly, daily, express our Character.”
– Dr. Stephen Richards Covey (24 October 1932 – 16 July 2012), an American educator, author, businessman and keynote speaker. He is famous for his most popular book ‘The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People’. Some of the other books authored by him are ‘The 8th Habit’, ‘First Things First’, ‘The Leader in Me’, and ‘The Principle-centered Leadership’. His message to all of us: For true success and meaning in life, be principle-centered.