‘Atmano Mokshartam, Jagath Hithayacha’ — Rig Veda
Realisation of self and service to mankind: Motto of Sri Ramakrishna Mission
Intro:“The proposed Viveka Smaraka, the Institute of Culture, in Mysore is embroiled in controversy as the present Congress Chief Minister Siddharamaiah does not want to handover the allotted land for the purpose. If land at the designated place is not given the project is lost. A loss for the students and youth of our city, not to the Ramakrishna Ashram nor to those who opposed the handing over of the land nor to those who fought for the land and lost. Thus, as a result of the intolerance by the few and indifference by the majority, our present and future generation has suffered injustice...”
Caption: 1. Swami Atmasthananda, President of Ramakrishna Math and Ramakrishna Mission.
2. Swami Atmapriyananda, Vice-Chancellor of Swami Vivekananda University
[Continued from yesterday]
One special grace to the people of Kolkata from mother nature that I found was the innumerable water bodies and tanks. May be because River Ganga flows right across the city. Even so, so much of sweet water. My companion during the tour Vinay Chandra Maharaj says that there is a government order not to close the water bodies and that law is enforced strictly and mercilessly. No wonder I could see so many, so many water tanks, with natural springs all over Belur, Dakshineshwar and other places.
Now come to Bangalore and Mysore. What do we see? Our rulers, our officers and our land developers have ganged up to close even those few water bodies. And what has remained will soon shrink in size and disappear as has happened with J.K. Grounds (Jeevarayana Katte), Doddakere in front of the Palace which are dead and turned into valuable landed property for a few, forgetting if these tanks were preserved they would have been more valuable for the 11 lakh population of the city. Karanji Kere and Kuk...more