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New York, November 2, 2016: BAPS which is also known as Bochasanwasi Shri Akshar Purushottam Swaminarayan Samstha is indulged in the creation of Hindu temples all across the world. Their temples are a magnificent amalgam of top-notch architecture and unconditional religious faith of Hindus. BAPS is one of the largest communities that live in the US.

According to New York Real Estate Journal, on October 9, the first BAPS temple has been inaugurated in Long Island, Deshon Drive to honour the contribution made by the Hindu community that resides in Long Island. H2M has worked hard to build a temple which can demonstrate the boundless devotion of the Hindu community. H2M is a design firm that involves designers, architects, engineers, surveyors, and scientists.

The BAPS monks carry out their duties with utmost dedication and sincerity. They make the temple a very healthy place for all the devotees. The BAPS temples have gained a special place among people mainly because of the respectful way in which the BAPS monks keep the wooden idols preserved here when they are shipped from India. The idols are made with lots of detailing. The aim of an idol is to provoke spiritual feelings inside a human and to keep him focused, and the idols that are present in this temple are the epitome of craftsmanship.

As per the senior Project manager of H2M, the budget that was allotted for the construction of the temple was unrealistic, but with the collective efforts of the volunteers, H2M workers, and BAPS, the project has been an enormous success. It has instilled a sense of pride among all the workers.

The biggest contribution is made by the Hindu community, as they have engaged in the construction of the temple selflessly. It was a motivating factor for the workers to see the volunteers getting actively involved in the construction process, and it sped up the work. It is through their incessant support and generosity that such a fine temple could be constructed. Due to the unconditional nature of work, the Hindu community refuses to measure the temple in terms of money.

Earlier, the Long island Hindu Community used to go to the temple present at Flushing, Queens, but the temple was not up to the mark. It’s tiny building and a need for constant improvement made it an unsatisfying holy place for the devotees. The opening of this grand temple in Long Island has certainly made it easier for the devotees to follow their faith.

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As more and more Indians are scattering across the world, the respective countries are making great efforts to honor their faith and religious sentiments. It’s a big achievement for NRIs to have their contribution recognized on such a level. The construction of BAPS temple is another example of how the NRI community is making great efforts in the overall development of the world. The BAPS temple has made the Hindu community of Long Island feel acknowledged.

by NewsGram team


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Upcoming medical colleges in Uttar Pradesh will be named after saints and sages

The new medical colleges being opened in Uttar Pradesh will be named after saints and sages.

The state government has issued an order naming four district hospitals that are being converted into medical colleges.

These district hospitals are in Bijnor, Fatehpur, Chandauli, and Siddharth Nagar.

The Bijnor medical college has been named after Mahatma Vidur, a philosopher during the Mahabharata era and uncle of the Pandavas and Kauravas.

The Chandauli medical college has been named after Baba Keenaram, said to be the founder of the Aghori sect.

The Siddharth Nagar district hospital will be called Madhav Prasad Tripathi Medical College after the BJP politician from the region. Tripathi, popularly known as Madhav Babu, was also the first Uttar Pradesh BJP chief. He was elected MP from Domariyaganj in 1977, besides being two times Jan Sangh MLA and also a member of the UP legislative council.

The Fatehpur hospital has been named Amar Shaheed Jodha Singh Ataiya Thakur Dariyawn Singh Medical College, after the freedom fighter of 1857.

It is said that he was among the first to use Guerrilla warfare against the British, as taught by freedom fighter Tatya Tope.

Meanwhile, according to official sources, the medical college in Deoria will be named after Maharishi Devraha Baba and the medical college of Ghazipur in the name of Maharishi Vishwamitra.

The medical college of Mirzapur will be in the name of Maa Vindhyavasini, the medical college of Pratapgarh in the name of Dr. Sonelal Patel and the medical college of Etah will be named after Veerangana Avantibai Lodhi. (IANS/JB)

Keywords: Medical Colleges, Uttar Pradesh, Yogi Adityanath, India, Politics

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Former Pakistan captain Inzamam-ul-Haq has picked India as the favourite to win the ongoing ICC Men's T20 World Cup in Oman and United Arab Emirates (UAE).

Inzamam feels that the Virat Kohli-led India have a greater chance of winning the trophy as the conditions in the Gulf nations are similar to the subcontinent, which makes India the most dangerous side in the event, according to Inzamam.

"In any tournament, it cannot be said for certain that a particular team will win' It's all about how much chance do they have of winning it. In my opinion, India have a greater chance than any other team of winning this tournament, especially in conditions like these. They have experienced T20 players as well," said Inzamam on his YouTube channel.

He said more than the Indian batters, the bowlers have a lot of experience of playing in the conditions. The Indian Premier League (IPL) was played recently in UAE and most of the Indian bowlers did well in that leg.

Inzy heaped praises on the Men in Blue for the confident manner in which they chased the target against Australia on a challenging track without needing Kohli's batting prowess.

"India played their warm-up fixture against Australia rather comfortably. On subcontinent pitches like these, India are the most dangerous T20 side in the world. Even today, if we see the 155 runs they chased down, they did not even need Virat Kohli to do so," he added.

Though he did not pick any favourite, Inzamam termed the India-Pakistan clash in the Super 12 on October 24 as the 'final before the final' and said the team winning it will go into the remaining matches high on morale,

"The match between India and Pakistan in the Super 12s is the final before the final. No match will be hyped as much as this one. Even in the 2017 Champions Trophy, India and Pakistan started and finished the tournament by facing each other, and both the matches felt like finals. The team winning that match will have their morale boosted and will also have 50 percent of pressure released from them," Inzamam added. (IANS/JB)

Keywords: India, Pakistan, Sports, ICC T20 World Cup, UAE.

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