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Pranab Mukherjee: End of a legacy to be remembered

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Another era came to an end after the demise of former President Pranab Mukherjee. He was a vital cog and quintessential congressman who was regarded for the uplifting of Congress party with the aplomb on the present.

Mukherjee had gone through a brain surgery at the hospital in this month and since had been on ventilator support. Also, he had tested positive for Covid-19 prior to the surgery.

Mukherjee was treated in Army R&R Hospital after being reported suffering due to injuries on the forehead and temple due to a fall in the bathroom on 9 August. Next morning he went through a CT scan and a clot in his brain was detected. Sooner he went through a “lifesaving emergency surgery” to remove it, within the premises of the same hospital.

Even after the successful surgery, he remained in a “critical” state and ventilator support was instigated for his treatment. His condition worsened on Monday, when he suffered several “septic shock” due to his lung infection, said the medical staff of the hospital to The Hindu.

Popularly known as Pranabda out of affection and respect, his death was an indigestible truth that observed condolences by leaders across political lines, as well as sensations from film industry and sports wizards. Also, the Centre announced a seven-day nationwide mourning period from 31-August to 6-September.

Funeral of Pranab Mukherjee was noted to be held at 2 pm today, at the Lodhi Road crematorium, PTI. Due to the precautions taken for the covid-19, in spite of the army caravans, he was taken in a van to the crematorium.

He was a man of excellence, better known as Encyclopaedia. As per the history he was aware of every single report or event going on and hardly one can recall if he ever missed any event and not participated in, if not directed for the then leader of the party.
The small town man from the Mirati village in West Bengal’s district was an immediate learner. However, he found his path to enter Indira’s cabinet in 1973, during her second term as the Prime Minister. Mukherjee played the role of deputy minister and minister of State (Finance) in 1973-74 at the time of the Indira government.

Out of his many achievements which include Bharat Ratna award, Mukherjee was also one of India’s youngest finance ministers of age 47 at the time when he was appointed to the post in 1982.
Deemed to be Indira Gandhi’s most trusted political lieutenants, with a razor sharp memory, intelligence and a good grasp over several issues of politics and social related he proved to be a boon and crucial gear for uplifting of party.

Statements:

“With a Heavy Heart, this is to inform you that my father Shri Pranab Mukherjee has just passed away inspite of the best efforts of Doctors of RR Hospital and prayers, duas and prarthanas from people throughout India! I thank all of You,” his son said on Twitter.

Also, a heartfelt message was drafted by his daughter Sharmishta on her Twitter handle, saying she was “blessed” to have birth as his daughter.
“You have directed a full, meaningful life in service of the nation, in service of our people,” she added.

Pranab Mukherjee as President :

Knowledge was a major tool for Pranab Mukherjee. In his five years of ruling tenure, he initiated programs that created Rashtrapati Bhawan accessible to local people eliciting respect for him and a great opportunity for people to take the glimpse of the nation’s pride. Mukherjee began the “in-residency” programme that welcomed artists, students, writers, and investors to stay within the premises of Rashtrapati Bhavan for a week and craft some interesting things out of passion. This largely affected the people in a positive manner and Mukherjee captivated the hearts of millions.

Even he was the one at the Presidential post when mercy petitions of convicts standing behind the bar for terrorism activities by Ajmal Kasab, Afzal Guru and Yakub Memon were rejected.

Five years ago, Mukherjee also lost his wife Surva Mukherjee in 2015, who died because of cardiac arrest in the same hospital RR.

Mukherjee’s elder son Abhijit Mukherjee also joined Congress party as a MP, fighting for the same seat withstood by Pranab Mukherjee i.e. Jangipur.
In June 2018, after the period of president ship, Mukherjee’s decision to be present at Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh as per their invitation, to address swayamsevaks in Nagpur on patriotism evoked much alterations and controversies.
He was again in the headlines of newspapers.
Though he has always been in good accord and enjoyed friendly relations with Prime minister Narendra Modi, he never let congress in the betraying phase.
When Modi came to be the PM for the first time in 2014, Mukherjee was called “father figure” by Modi.

A man of excellence who was a journalist, a tutor, a finance minister and later President of the country. Enthusiast of historic events who was highly motivated to be in disciplinary till the end, Mukherjee created a legacy in Indian history of politics that can’t be fulfilled.

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Dussehra (victory of good over evil)

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Dussehra Is celebrated to represent victory of good over evil means prabhu Rama over Ravana in famous hindu epic Ramayan. Also it means the end of durga puja & Ramlila. In Ramayan, Ravana kidnaps god Rama’s wife Sita, as god Rama & Laxman cuted of the nose of ravna’s sister surpanakha so to claim vengeance on them Ravana kidnapped sita. To get back maa sita prabhu Rama & Laxman faught battel against Ravana with the help of hanuman, subriv & other vanar sena. In this battel Rawan’s brother Bhibishan also helped him against Ravan . at the end of prabhu Ram wins the battel and rescues sita. Thereafter this victory is celebrated by burning the statue of Ravan, kumbhakarn, his son meghnath. Dasehra is a climax of long day celebration of Navratri.

           The nine days of Navratri is the time to reflect on oneself, observe silence & practice fasting. Fasting cleanses the body of toxins and silence purifies speech & mind. what does dasehra means das means ten and hara means take away. Which came after Navratri means nine nights if darkness.  On each day of Navratri we pray to that form of goddess durga to take away that darkness of ignorance within us and after that on tenth day on the occasion of dasehra we burn all the evil, bad things, thoughts, bad habbits inside us in that fire in the form of Ravna as evil inside us.

Ravan is not the demon or evil outside you it is inside you. In the battel of Ram and Ravana, god ram had been invoked durga to help him win the battel against Ravan, And he won. We also should invoked god durga to help us in gaining back our sita. Now what is sita?  It is awareness inside is which has been traped in maya surround us. To make our soul clean and pure we have to burn the evil in the fire by wining the battel against it which lies inside us that’s what dasehra symbolize.

It is a supreme festival of Hindu culture with true meaning. It also symbolize the feminism as the battel is to gain maa Sita again back as Ravan has kidnaped her. whenever  man crosses his limit and try to hurt marayda of stree. She will become god durga and make him to death. When the Rama wins then there is only light. So choice is ours. Either we become Ravana & get entrapped in the worldly pleasure or become Rama (A spiritual being)

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Know what you have celebrated these 9 days!

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The Celebration of Good over Evil

Navaratri is the opportunity for removal of vanity and evil influences and learning to achieve the ultimate truth and meaning of life through spiritual means.

Navaratri (Nava-nine; Ratri-nights) is usually celebrated, as its name suggests, within a span of 9 nights and 10 days. It falls on the Ashvin month according to the Hindu calendar. It celebrates the victory of good over evil; the defeat of negative energies by the righteous or morally upright. The rituals performed during Navaratri is dedicated to Devi Ma, the divine feminine. Each night is dedicated to the worship of nine personalities (Navadurga) and express gratitude to the Mother Divine. Devi is considered as the omnipresent cosmic energy. Devotees often fast, meditate, pray and perform certain rituals.

The rituals are followed by external festivities such as cultural functions and fairs. Cultural functions include Garba/ Dandiya nights and other social functions whereas rituals include Ghatasthapana and other spiritual activities. Women gather up in various societies and perform their rituals together.

But things have changed amidst this Pandemic. People are avoiding social gatherings. They are visiting temples with their masks on and abiding by the guidelines of the Government by following the social distancing norms. Most of the relatives are greeting each other via online platforms and celebrating this auspicious occasion by face-timing each other.

According to sources, many cities (like Indore, Raipur, etc.) have cancelled Garba nights, thus, leaving the hearts of many youngsters broken. Each State Government has taken precautions not to let more than 100 people assemble anywhere.

Jagaran reports that Prayagraj is celebrating Shardiya Navaratra in a unique manner. Famous singers across the city are preparing for devotional songs and performing them via online platforms so that people can get access to the divine celebration by staying at home as well.

Navaratri’s focus is to show reverence to the creation which is a gift of Devi Ma and it is rightly done if we start respecting our Mother Earth in the right terms.

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Why do we have blood types?

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Blood is bodily fluid that circulates through body and deliver essential nutrients and oxygen to every cell of our body.

For thousands of years nobody really understood blood. A greek doctor from 200 BC believed that blood was created from food and liver, this thought lived nearly 1500 years. It was early 17th century when a British ‘Dr. William Harvey’ discovered that blood circulated circulated through body. This experiment spawned the age of blood transfusion. In 1665 an english physician successfully kept one dog alive by transfusing blood of another dog into his body. Later after two years doctors experimented transfusing animals blood into human body in which the human patient died due to blood clotting.

It wasn’t until 1900s when ‘Dr. Karl Landsteiner’ understood that animals even humans have different blood. He later researched on blood and developed a system to categorize blood type known as A-B-O blood group system. Dr. Landsteiner traced transfusion complication like death and blood clot is caused by two things Antigens and Antibodies. Antigen is anything that triggers our immune system to respond. Usually viruses and Bacteria fall in this category, usually our immune system recognize these invaders and deploy antibodies to destroy them. Antibodies are proteins produced by our immune system that can recognize, investigate and if needed can destroy Antigens.But our own body also produce some Antigens called Self-Antigens which our immune system leave them alone. The whole A-B-O group system  is based upon these sugar based Self-Antigens and corresponding protein based antibodies. 

Depending upon the presence and absence of these Antigens and Antibodies our blood is divided into four types. Type A blood has A-antigen on blood and B-antibody in plasma. Type B blood has B-antigen on blood and A-antibody in plasma. Type AB has both A-antigen and B-antigen with no Antibodies in plasma. Type O has both A-antibody and B-antibody with no Antigens on blood. 

The positives and the negatives after our blood type is given by detecting the presence or absence of Rh protein based Antigen. Presence of Rh protein gives positive sign after blood type while absence gives negative sign after blood type. 

Blood is foremost the most important fluid in our body. By understanding our blood we can ensure tranfusing right blood type to the needy ones.

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