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India, Pak Would Have United Today, If Nehru Had Not Been Self-Centered: Dalai Lama

India and Pakistan would have been remained united as a nation today, had India’s first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru not been “self-centred”, Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama said on Wednesday, adding that while Pandit
Nehru was gifted with experience, mistakes do occur.

Mahatma Gandhi wanted to give the prime ministership to (Mohammad Ali) Jinnah. But Nehru refused. He was self-centred. He said, I wanted to be Prime Minister. India and Pakistan would have been united (had Jinnah been
made Prime Minister at the time). Pandit Nehru is very experienced. But mistakes do happen, the Dalai Lama said in response to a question from a student during an interaction held at the Goa Institute of Managament in North Goa near Panaji.

The Dalai Lama gave the Nehru analogy, in response to a question from a student who sought to know from the Tibetan leader, about how one can be sure-footed about one decisions and how to avoid committing mistakes in life.

The Dalai Lama was a key note speaker on the subject. Today’s Relevance of India Ancient Knowledge organised as part of the celebrations hosted by the Goa Institute of Management, which is completing 25 years of its existence.

Preceding the interaction, the Dalai Lama spoke extensively on India’s ability to merge its rich traditional knowledge with modern facets of education.

India has a culture deeply rooted in tradition and knowledge. The land of ahimsa is a cauldron of traditional knowledge includes the art of meditation, compassion, secularism and more the Dalai Lama said.

While acknowledging that the British sowed the seeds of the modern style of education as we know it today, he remarked that India is probably the only country which can find the right balance between its traditional knowledge and modern education.

In the remembrance of Lal Bahadur Shastri

Lal Bahadur Shastri, an Indian political leader who served India not only as the second Prime Minister of India but also as a Railway Minister and Home Minister. He plunged into India independence movements in the early 1920s. Apart from his simplicity, he is widely known for his ethics and morality.

Shastri was born on 2nd October 1904. It is not surprising; he shares his birthday with Mahatma Gandhi. Our textbooks have done injustice to such role models of morality, simplicity, honesty, frugality and his dedication towards public cases. Shastri is recognized as the only politician who made no money for the sake of public causes.

Lal Bahadur Shastri was earlier known as the Lal Bahadur Shrivastava but he chose to drop his surname, as he was against the caste system. Later after the completion of his graduation, the title ‘shastri’ was given to him which refers to a person or ‘scholar’ adept in Holy Scriptures. Also in 1928, Shastri refused to accept dowry when he was getting married to Lalita Devi.  On the repeated urge of his father in law, he accepted only 5 yards of Khadi cloth as dowry.

Lal Bahadur Shastri’s political career started with those inspiring speeches and stories of national leaders during the freedom struggle. In 1915, Mahatma Gandhi changed his course of life during a speech. From then he decided to actively participate in the freedom movement and even compromised with his studies.

 

He played an important role in Gandhi’s Satyagraha movement in 1930 for which he was sent to jail for 2 and half years. He also led a door to door campaign, urging people not to pay land revenue and taxes to British. Shastri was among the most prominent leaders who were imprisoned by the British government. During the long span of confinement, Lal Bahadur Shastri utilized the time in reading the social reformers and western philosophers.

Shastri emerged as the consensus candidate after the sudden demise of Nehru, even though there were more influential leaders in the Congress; he was displayed exceptional cool under dire situations.

He popularized the slogan, “Jai Jawan Jai Kisan”, to enthuse the soldiers to defend India during 1965 Indo-Pak war and simultaneously cheering farmers to increase the production of food grains, with a motive to reduce dependence on import.

Reportedly, Lal Bahadur Shastri died due to the heart attack on 11th January 1966. He is the only Prime Minister to have died overseas. He was the first person awarded the Bharat Ratna, India’s highest civilian award posthumously in 1966. But his life still remains a mystery.  His wife, Lalita Devi, alleged that Shastri was poisoned and the Russian butler serving the Prime Minister was arrested. But he was released later as doctors certified that Shastri died of cardiac arrest.

The media circulated a possible conspiracy theory hinting at the involvement of CIA in the death of Shastri. The RTI query posted by author Anuj Dhar was declined by the Prime Minister Office citing a possible souring of diplomatic relations with the US.

The time has come to remember this great leader and salute his extraordinary honesty in both professional and personal life. The contributions of such leaders will remain immortal in the history of India.

 

By: Nandita

Facing Difficulties In Life? These special Kids who are an inspiration will Give You The Much-Needed Courage

Children are a blessing to all of us. They are the ones who make this world a happier place bringing in joy and colors in the life of everyone. Do practice this once- smile at any child, and s/he will smile back at you. This gesture will make your day and alleviate any stress. Kids will make you forget any worries that you had. Children have the power to reinstill faith in your life when you have no hope left, when you feel like a loser or when you are deeply hurt. Go to a kindergarten or an orphanage and have a look at the kids there. It will be like Nirvana. Moreso, you will have filled elixir in your miserable life.

Jawaharlal Nehru, the first Prime Minister of India, has rightly said, “Children are like buds in a garden and should be carefully and lovingly nurtured, as they are the future of the nation and the citizens of tomorrow.” Have a look at these special children to believe my claims!

1. Asher Nash

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He is very cute but is suffering from Down’s Syndrome. Having been rejected from Oshkosh’s campaign as a model due to this disease, Asher won the world with the help of his mother. His mother took to social media and exploited its immense power to popularize her child. She wanted to emphasize that every child is special, no matter what. The point made lady!

2. Bayezid Hossain

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This little Bangladeshi boy suffers from Progeria. This is the condition that causes premature aging of the body, not the mind. The body grows faster than the mind. But Bayezid is extremely intelligent. He ages at 8 times the normal rate. His sagging skin makes him look like an 80-year-old man. Kids of his age are afraid of him.

3. Hyomyung Shin – Peter Pan of Korea.

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This south-Korean lad wants to grow old. He suffers from Highlander syndrome, which slowers the aging process. Opposite of what Bayezid is suffering from. Shin is actually 26 years old but looks like a cheeky boy. His childlike voice often makes him misunderstood. You will be amazed to hear this. He loves to go clubbing, dating and drinking beer.

4. Tessa Evans

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From Ireland, Tessa Evans was born without a nose. This disorder is called Arhinia and is very rare. There are only 47 cases reported till now, around the world. To make it easier for her to breathe, a tracheotomy tube has been placed in her throat.

5. Shiloh Pepin
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Born in 1999, Shiloh suffers from Sirenomelia or Mermaid Syndrome. This causes her legs to be fused together right from the waist. Having appeared on Oprah, 20-20 and two TLC specials, she had a joyous personality. Her legs could not be separated and she died in 2009, due to pneumonia.

6. Pan Xianhang – The Fish Boy
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From eastern China, Pan has been suffering from Ichthyosis, which is presently incurable. This is a condition of the extremely dry skin. Research is being carried out so as to mitigate his suffering, as he finds it difficult to sleep due to itching and pain.

7. Kristina Pimenova – World’s most beautiful girl.

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Pimenova is from Russia, she is 10-year-old and has worked with fashion houses such as Armani, D&G and Roberto Cavalli. She has now moved to LA with her mother to continue her modeling career.

8. Johncris Carl Quirante

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Born in the Philippines, Johncris had as many as 150 teeth in his mouth by the age of five. Diagnosed with Hyperdontia, which is caused in only 1 to 4 percent of the world’s population, he developed as many as 300 teeth in his mouth. He has to undergo constantly many surgeries to stay healthy.

9. Ben Underwood

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Californian kid, Ben suffered from retinal cancer. His eyes were removed to avoid to prevent the disease from spreading. Unlike other kids, Ben taught himself voice echolocation, to identify distances with a sharp sound of the echo, like a bat (the only one in the world to do this). With the help of this, he was able to play basketball, rollerblade and also ride bikes. Sadly, he died in 2009 due to cancer.

10. Charlotte Garside

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Having a weight of two pounds and a height of 25 centimeters, she had to be clothed in dolls’ clothes. She suffers from primordial dwarfism. When nine years old, she weighed only 9 pounds and had a height of 68 centimeters. Her school uniform had to be specially tailored.


11. Richard Sandrak – the Little Hercules

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He was referred as the world’s strongest boy when he was only 11 years old. Born in Ukraine, Richard could bench press 180 lbs only at the age of six. Richard even starred in the movie Little Hercules 3D and is a stuntman with at the Universal Studios Hollywood.

Credits: Wittyfeed

This Children’s Day, let your child’s dreams fly higher! Break the chains they are binded in

It’s been five years now and your little toddler has created a world of his/her own filled with quirky dreams – basically, a bizarre idea of what they want to grow up to be. While some kids marvel at the idea of saving the world with super-heroic powers, others excel at sharing witty, hilarious jokes during regular conversations. This Children’s day, give a thought to your kid’s fanciful aspirations. You never know, these aspirations can become careers tomorrow as your kids are capable of becoming anything they want to become. It’s a free world and the millennial today believes in fearing nothing and no one.
The world as we see it now is open to welcoming newer and more innovative minds and rightly so! This is the time for limitless possibilities; your kids can carve their own niche only if you are prepared to become the wind beneath their wings. Get ready to support them in their new beginnings & explorations.
Let these little young minds continue living in their own explorative world while you help them enjoy their freedom to discover newer career options. So gear up and do your homework!
Watch how these parents realize what the quirky dreams of their children can mean for their future careers.