On Vijaya Dashami day people have to celebrate their victory over obstacles. It is known as seemollanghan crossing the border - the limit to your achievement.
Think of expanding your achievement. Pray to lord Ganesh during Ganesh Chaturdhi. Do great effort during Navratri and achieve it by Vijaya Dashami. What is the barrier or the obstacle you are attacking this year?
Sir Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya was an eminent engineer and statesman and played a key role in building
of modern India.
Birthday : 15 September 1860
Birth Place: Muddenahalli village (Kolar District, Karnataka)
• 1881: B.A. from Central College Bangalore.
• 1883: Civil Engineering from Science College in Poona.
• Sir M. Visvesvaraya started his engineeringcareer with Government of Bomaby as an Assistant Engineer at Nasik.
As an engineer, he achieved some marvelous feats.
He devised a new irrigation system called the Block System.
He devised steel doors to stop the wasteful flow of water in dams.
He was the architect of the Krishnaraja Sagara dam in Mysore.
• In 1912, Maharaja of Mysore appointed Visvesvaraya as his Dewan.
As Dewan of Mysore, he worked tirelessly for educational and industrial development of the state.
When he was the Dewan many new industries came up. The Sandal Oil Factory, the Soap Factory, the Metals
Factory, the Chrome Tanning Factory, was some of them. Of the many factories he started the most
important is the Bhadravati Iron and Steel Works.
• In 1913 Bank of Mysore renamed as State Bank of Mysore.
• Sir M. Visvesvaraya voluntarily retired as Dewan of Mysore in 1918. He worked actively even after his
• In 1920 He was the Chairman of Bhadravati Iron and Steel Works – as its Chairman he rescued it from becoming extinct. He Published a Book named Reconstructing India
In 1955, he was honoured as Bharat Ratna
15 Lok Sabha Member
Constituency :Ajmer (Rajasthan )
Party Name :Indian National Congress(INC)
Email Address :firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
Minister of State, Corporate Affairs (September 2013)
Father's NameLate Shri Rajesh Pilot
Mother's NameSmt. Rama Pilot
Date of Birth07 Sep 1977
Spouse's NameSmt. Sara Pilot
Educational QualificationsB.A. (Hons), M.B.A.
Educated at St. Stephens College, University of Delhi, Delhi and Wharton Business School, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA
Village - Baidpura, Distt. - Gautam Budh Nagar,
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New Delhi - 110 011
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2004-2009Elected to 14th Lok Sabha
Member, Committee on Home Affairs
5th Aug.2006-2009Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Civil Aviation
Member, Committee on Home Affairs
2009 - 28 Oct. 2012Union Minister of State, Communications and Information Technology
28 Oct. 2012 onwardsUnion Minister of State (Independent Charge), Corporate Affairs
Rajesh Pilot :In Spirit Forever, January 2001
Domestic and International News and Current Affairs, International Trade and Economics, Agriculture and Rural Development, stategic and foreign affairs
Favourite Pastime and Recreation
Flying light aircrafts, watching movies & plays and travelling
Sports and Clubs
Shooting ( rifle and pistol), squash & cricket
"Hinduism is wholly free from the strange obsession of some faiths that the acceptance of a particular religious metaphysics is necessary for salvation, and non-acceptance thereof is a heinous sin meriting eternal punishment in hell."
"Hinduism is not bound up with a creed or a book, a prophet or a founder, but is persistent search for truth on the basis of a continuously renewed experience. Hinduism is human thought about God in continuous evolution."
"Hinduism is not just a faith. It is the union of reason and intuition that cannot be defined but is only to be experienced. Evil and error are not ultimate. There is no Hell, for that means there is a place where God is not, and there are sins which exceed his love."
“Love thy neighbor as thyself because you are your neighbor. It is illusion that makes you think that your neighbor is someone other than yourself. ”
Human life as we have it is only the raw material for Human life as it might be.
"Hinduism has come to be a tapestry of the most variegated tissues and almost endless diversity of hues."
"Hinduism is … not a definite dogmatic creed, but a vast, complex, but subtly unified mass of spiritual thought and realization. Its tradition of the God ward endeavor of the human spirit has been continuously enlarging through the ages."
"Hinduism is an inheritance of thought and aspiration, living and moving with the movement of life itself."
"In the history of the world, Hinduism is the only religion that exhibits a complete independence and freedom of the human mind, its full confidence in its own powers. Hinduism is freedom, especially the freedom in thinking about God."
"A large part of the world received its religious education from India … In spite of continuous struggle with theological baggage, India has held fast for centuries to the ideals of spirit."
"From the time of the Rig Veda till today, India has been the home of different religions and the Indian genius adopted a policy of live and let live towards them. Indian religion never quite understood the idea of exclusive worship. Indian religious tradition admits all forms in which the single truth is reflected. Proselytism is discouraged. It is not God that is worshipped but the group or the authority that claims to speak in his name."
"The truth suggested in the Vedas are developed in the Upanishads. We find in the seers of the Upanishads, an utter fidelity to every layer and shade of truth as they saw it. They affirm that there is a central reality, the one without a second, who is all that is and beyond all that is."
Books are the means by which we build bridges between cultures.
"If the Upanishads help us to rise above the glamour of the fleshy life, it is because their authors, pure of soul, ever striving towards the divine, reveal to us their pictures of the splendors of the unseen. The Upanishads are respected not because they are a part of Sruti or revealed literature and so hold a reserved position but because they have inspired generations of Indians with vision and strength by their inexhaustible significance and spiritual power. Indian thought has constantly turned to these scriptures for fresh illumination and spiritual recovery or recommencement, and not in vain. The fire still burns bright on their altars. Their light is for the seeing eye and their message is for the seeker after truth."
"The Gita appeals to us not only by its force of thought and majesty of vision, but also by its fervor of devotion and sweetness of spiritual emotion."
"Hinduism recognizes that each religion is inextricably bound up with its culture and can grow organically. While it is aware that all religions have not attained to the same level of truth and goodness, it insists that they all have a right to express themselves. Religions reform themselves by interpretations and adjustments to one another. The Hindu attitude is one of positive fellowship not negative tolerance."
"Tolerance is the homage which the finite mind pays to the inexhaustibility of the Infinite."
"Hinduism according to him is not a religion, but a commonwealth of religions. "It is more a way of life than a form of thought….The theist and the atheist, the skeptic and the agnostic may all be Hindus if they accept the Hindu system of culture and life. Hinduism insists not on religious conformity but on a spiritual and ethical outlook of life…Hinduism is not a sect but a fellowship of all who accept the law of right and earnestly seek for the truth."
"Hinduism represents an effort at comprehension and cooperation. It recognizes the diversity in man's approach towards, and realization of, the one Supreme Reality. For it the essence of religion consists in man's hold on what is eternal and immanent in all being."
"For the Hindu, every religion is true, if only its adherents sincerely and honestly follow it. They will then get beyond the creed to the experience, beyond the formula to the vision of the truth."
"Hinduism represents the spirit, the spirit that has such extraordinary vitality as to survive political and social changes. From the beginning of recorded history, Hinduism has borne witness to the sacred flame of spirit, which must remain forever, even while our dynasties crash and empires tumble into ruins. It alone can give our civilization a soul, and men and women a principle to live by."
"The Hindu realizes not only that all roads lead to the one Supreme, but that each one must choose that road which starts from the point at which he finds himself at the moment of setting out."
"My religious sense did not allow me to speak a rash or a profane word of anything which the soul of man holds or has held sacred. The attitude of respect for all creeds, this elementary good manner in matters of spirit, is bred into the marrow of one's bones by the Hindu tradition."
Religion is essentially an initiation into inwardness, a cleansing of internal life. When once the individual becomes inwardly single, he lives for humanity. He stands out for truth and fears none even when isolated and subdued. You may deride him, persecute him but he will not retaliate.
An essay writing (knol writing) event is being organized on the occasion of Teachers' Day and Gandhiji's birth day. The main themes are "The Role of Teaching and Teachers in the Learning Process" and "Gandhian Thought."
Some Suggested Topics
(Any other relevant topic appropriate to the theme can be selected by authors)
The Role of Teaching and Teachers in the Learning Process
1. Definition of Learning and Teaching.
2. Innovations in Teaching based on Research on Learning and Teaching.
3. Role of My Teachers in My Learning and Development.
4. Role of Research in Teaching in Higher Education Institutes and Resources and Constraints.
5. Effective Teaching Method: The Current Paradigm and Suggestions for New Paradigms.
6. Indian and Greek Philosophy: Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan's Interpretation.
7. Blog and Online Article Writing by Teachers to Support Classroom Teaching.
8. Tuition Classes and Institutes: Utility and Unwanted and Unintended Consequences.
1. Gandhian Thought on Economic systems
2. Gandhian Thought on Political Systems.
3. Gandhi on Education.
4. Use of Gandhian Thought by Nelson Mandela and Martin Luther King.
5. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan on Gandhiji.
6. Gandhian Thought: "Earn like a capitalist, but spend like a socialist."
7. Gandhian Thought in the Present Era.
8. Gandhian Thought and MP's Salaries in India (Sunday Times of 22 August 2010 carried a front page articles on MP's salaries around the world. It said each MP gets a compensation of Rs. 57 lakhs in India. In terms of purchasing power parity an MP is drawing 104 times per capita income).
9. "Recall the face of the poorest and the weakest man whom you may have seen, and ask yourself if the step you are contemplating is going to be of use to him. Will he gain anything by it?" (Gandhiji's suggestion to politicians in power)
1. The competition is open to Indian Residents only.
2. The entries are to be written after 14th August.
3. The last date for the entry is 15th October 2010 (Till the entry knol is closed for the further entries on 16th October morning) [Date extended due to request of many. Articles and Essays are under preparation as a part of Shanti Eva Jayate Campaign]
4. The entries have to be in English.
5 The entries in form of knols are to be submitted to the competition knol collection.
Three best entries from all the entries submitted will be selected by a panel of judges and each will be given a cash prize of Rs.2000 (Rupees two thousand only). The decision of the panel of judges will be final regarding the best entries. There will be evaluation by registered knol visitors in the interim and panel of judges will take the evaluation by visitors into consideration in finalizing best entries. Only Indian residents will be given prizes and the amount will be given in Rupees only.
Visitors evaluation period: 6th October to 5th November 2010
Evaluation by Panel of judges: 6th November 15 November 2010
Results declaration: Immediately after the panel makes the recommendation.
The competition is guided by:
1. Dr. K.V.S.S.Narayana Rao, Founder Member, Knol Author Foundation
2. Mr. Sajid Khan, Founder Member, Knol Author Foundation
3. Mr. Peter Greenfinch, Founder Member, Knol Author Foundation
4. Randall Kleiert, Founder Member, Knol Author Foundation
Kotla Jaya Surya Prakash Reddy is representing Kurnool Lok Sabha Constituency in Andhra Pradesh. He won from the same constituency in 1991, 2004 and 2009 Parliamentary elections.
He is the current[September 2013] Minister of State for Railways in the UPA Government
Kotla taking charge as Minister of Railways
Shri Kotla Jaya Surya Prakash Reddy has taken over as Minister of State for Railways here today i.e. 29th October 2012. Shri Reddy is a Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha from Kurnool (Andhra Pradesh) constituency. http://pib.nic.in/newsite/erelease.aspx?relid=88687