Saturday November 25, 2017

Book review: A call to 1.25 billion children of Mother India



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By NewsGram Staff Writer

It is a celebrated fact that all the countries across the globe are loved by their residents. However our mother nation, India deserves great reverence and love from her children as she is not an ordinary country. Apart from being an exceptional country, it’s a great mother too. And her three unique virtues- Tolerance, Kindness, and Forgiveness, make her the greatest and the holiest place in the world.

The book A call to 1.25 billion children of Mother India apprises the readers, why India should be showered with immense love and reverence. It divulges into the exceptional greatness of India in earlier times on various counts and why India should regain her outstanding position in the world soon.

India has fed one-fourth of world’s population cumulatively since time immemorial, in spite of having only about 2.5-3.0 per cent of world’s land-area. Tolerance of the inhabitants of the country and abundance of water & food, coupled with favorable climate allowed innumerable people to migrate and settle here in earlier times.

From ancient era to the eighteenth century, India’s share in the world-GDP was always more than 20 per cent. Just before the onset of British rule, India’s share in world-GDP was around 25 per cent, which reduced to a mere 3 per cent in 1947. Likewise, the country’s share in the world-trade reduced to 1.5 per cent in 1947 from more than 60 per cent in seventeenth century.

India was dominating in almost all the fields – from Mathematics to Metaphysics, from Metallurgy to Medicine, and from Music to Martial arts.

Therefore, our love for India should be at the highest degree. And that immense love should be turned into action by launching a long-term intensive movement for quality & productivity in the country.

The book elaborates the concept & methodology for this world-changing grand movement for quality & productivity, in which every citizen should actively participate. The book also urges Indians to help in eliminating poverty, to make the country clean and to fight against corruption.

This work is an attempt to mobilize Indians for ultimately re-making India as the best nation in the world in all aspects.


  1. what the author is trying to tell us through his book is to adapt to Hindutva version of kindness , tolerance and forgiveness. 20 millions of mother india went hungry in 2015 . Farmers suicide unabated. Millions of workers and educated youth without jobs. Social discrimination against poor and Dalits galore. The author doesn’t know what kindness , tolerance and forgiveness mean to these millions of sufferers everyday . Not a worthy book .


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Dalai Lama says that India and China have great potential

The spiritual leader feels that both the countries are doing compassionate works

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Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai says that India and China can work together. VOA

New Delhi, Nov 19

Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama on Sunday said India and China have “great potential” and they could work together at a “practical level”.

“I think, a great potential… India and China combined are doing more compassionate work… At a practical level also. Imagine two billion people working together,” he told reporters here after inaugurating Smile Foundation’s initiative, The World of Children.

The spiritual leader, who has lived in India in self-imposed exile since 1959, said neither country had the “ability to destroy the other”.

“Whether you like it or not, you have to live side by side,” he said.

Underlining the ancient spiritual connection between the two countries, he said Chinese Buddhist Hsuan Tsang visited Nalanda (now in Bihar) and brought Nalanda Buddhist traditions to China.

“All thinkers of Nalanda are Indian. So Nalanda’s tradition is India’s tradition,” he said.

The Nalanda traditions had turned Tibetans, who were warriors, into more compassionate, peaceful and non-violent nation, he said.

“So sometimes in Delhi, teasing my Indian friend, (I say) if Tibet still remained in the previous way of life, like Mongols, Chinese invasion may not have taken place,” the Dalai Lama said in a lighter vein.

He said nobody in the world wanted violence but it was happening “because our minds are dominated by destructive emotions due to short-sightedness”.

“Nobody wants problems. Yet, many problems are our own creation.”

The Dalai Lama said the existing modern education was oriented to material values. India can take lead in improving the education system by combining modern education with ancient knowledge, he said. (IANS)

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India's Manushi Chillar won the coveted Miss World 2017 pageant here, 16 years after Priyanka Chopra won the title in 2000.

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Manushi Chhillar has been crowned as Miss World 2017. Instagram #ManushiChhillar

China, November 19: India’s Manushi Chhillar won the coveted Miss World 2017 pageant, 16 years after Priyanka Chopra won the title in 2000.

Chhillar competed against 108 contestants from various countries at a glittering event held at Sanya City Arena here.

Miss World 2016 winner Puerto Rico’s Stephanie Del Valle gave away the coveted crown to the winner.

Chhillar, who is from Haryana, had earlier this year won the Femina Miss India 2017.

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India, England, France, Kenya and Mexico grabbed the top five spots at the peagant.

Manushi, born to doctor parents, studied in St. Thomas School in New Delhi and Bhagat Phool Singh Government Medical College for Women in Sonepat.

Her entire family including brother and sister were present and they looked excited watching Manushi grabbing top five spot.

As many as 108 beauty queens from different parts of the world participated in the prestigious pageant. (IANS)

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"The challenge for us is to make the youth entrepreneurial, and not become job seekers," Venkaiah Naidu said pointing to the NDA government's various initiatives.

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Venkaiah Naidu. Wikimedia Commons
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“Disparities continue to remain in India and so there is a need for inclusive growth… there is the need to take care of the suppressed, oppressed and depressed,” Venkaiah Naidu said at the Bharatiya Yuva Shakti Trust’s (BYST) silver jubilee celebrations here with Britain’s Prince Charles as the chief guest.

“The challenge for us is to make the youth entrepreneurial, and not become job seekers,” Venkaiah Naidu said pointing to the NDA government’s various initiatives to encourage youth enterprises like Startup India, Standup India and the Mudra financing scheme for underprivileged sections.

Modelled on Prince Charles’ Trust for business startups, BYST, founded by Lakshmi Venkatesan, daughter of former President R. Venkatraman, is engaged in building rural entrepreneurship — “grampreneurs” — as also enterprise among under-privileged sections, which includes business mentoring. The current BYST chairman is Bajaj Group chief, Rahul Bajaj.

“Without mentoring, it would be very difficult to set up startups, with all the business, marketing and other vital issues involved in the first two-three years,” Prince Charles said in his address at the International Mentoring Summit organized by BYST to mark its 25 years.

“What amazes me are the sheer number of jobs these young entrepreneurs had created. The aim of such a project should be to create a virtual cycle of creating entrepreneurs who can then invest in the future of business,” Charles said referring to his trust.

BYST was officially launched in 1992 by Prince Charles and expanded its operations to six major regions of India.

Out of these six regions, four — Delhi, Chennai, Pune and Hyderabad — run the urban programme while two regions — Haryana and Maharashtra — run the rural programme.(IANS)