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.
“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.
Dussehra: Victory of Good over evil
Dussehra: Victory of Good over evil, is celebrated on the 10th day of month Ashvina. Victory means Prabhu Rama over Ravana in famous hindu epic Ramayan. Also it means the end of Durga puja and 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 and Laxman faught battle against Ravana with the help of hanuman, Subriv & other Vanar sena.
In this battle Ravana’s brother Bhibishan also helped god Ram against Ravana . At the end of Prabhu Ram wins the battle and rescues Maa Sita. Thereafter this victory is celebrated by burning the statue of Ravan, Kumbhakarn, his son Meghnath. Dusshersa 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. After that on tenth day on the occasion of Dasehra we burn all the evil, bad things, thoughts, bad habits inside us in that fire in the form of Ravna as evil inside us.
Dusshera: Victory of Good over evil
Ravana is not the demon or evil, you yourself are one. In the battele of Ram and Ravana, god Ram had been invoked Durga May to help him win the battle against Ravana. We also should invoked Durga to help us in gaining back our Sita. 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 fighting and winning battle against evil. many evils and negative aura lives within us, we should overcome this with good things. This is what Dasehra symbolise.
It is a supreme festival of Hindu culture with true meaning. Furthermore it also symbolize the feminism as the battle is to bring back maa Sita from the Ravana. Whenever person crosses his limit, go beyond it and try to hurt marayda of stree. She will transform into Durga and will punish that person to death. Rama won the battles and the light and happiness spreaded. its our choice, either we want to be Ravana & get entrapped in the worldly pleasure or want to Rama (A spiritual being).To symbolise and to aware Dashera is celebrated do its called, Dussehra: Victory of Good over evil!
Priyadeep Kaur : Published author at 19!
Priyadeep Kaur is a published author at age of 19. She is the transpiring novelist and her work has been sighted by Shri. Narendra Modi – Prime Minister of India. Priyadeep spent her antecedent days in Shiv Ki Nagari Kashi – Banaras. She is proficiently known as Kashi Ki beti in her hometown. She is awarded with Uttar Pradesh (U.P) Gaurav, Atal Samman 2018, and the title Shaan-e-Kashi.
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Priyadeep currently is staying in the ‘City beautiful’- Chandigarh. She furthermore worked with a national TV channel of Rapper Badshah. ‘Millions Of Faces in a Face’ is her first book, which received massive love from readers especially from youngsters.
Her second book named Oscar for loving, Grammy for Not! is listed as the best-selling book on the amazon and she grabbed the best-selling author title. Apart from studies she was also highly interested in extracurricular activities during her school days and now Priyadeep Kaur is a published author at age of 19.
Q. When did your journey into writing began?
Priyadeep: “I am fond of writing back from school days. My grandmother passed away, I found dairy of dad- he had written a poem dedicated to his mom. The poem was very heart touching and emotional. So, I felt like I should also start writing, then I started writing small poems and about things happening around. Then I also started writing parodies on teachers just to express my thoughts. When I was in grade 10, then I started compiling my writings together. That time I use to read novels from ‘Chetan Bhagat’, ‘Nikita Singh’ and from many other novelists too. So, at that time I thought should try writing a book. That’s how the journey started.”
Q. When did you realised that you should be a writer and your writing should get published?
Priyadeep: “Actually, as soon I completed my first book writing, actually I started writing that book when I was in the 11th grade. So, I at that time it was bit hard for me to get things done in a commercial way to get my book published and it took lot of time for that. Then I started doing research how to get book published and I also mailed my work to many publishers. So, I got few replies and with one of the publishers I got my book published. And soon it was available for reading.”
Q. What was the most surprising thing you learned while writing novels?
Priyadeep: “I learnt my things from my novels and one thing I want to mentioned is – there is very slight difference between the things we imagine and things which really happen. I think people who are into writing are a kind of overthinkers, they think a lot. They think from different perspective and try to create an anonymous situation out from it. Being writer, I imagine many things but they are not into real life. So, its very important to keep imaginary world and real life separately and keep the things sorted.”
Q. A person can’t be a writer if he/she doesn’t have strong emotion, what are your views?
Priyadeep: “I would not agree on this personally, but a person can be a writer if they are not good grammar, even if they are not having a particular knowledge of language and to portrait things. Emotions are necessary for writing; we need to feel the situations in that particular way. Although very body has emotions it’s not necessary that to be a writer you should have strong emotions, with time and practise you can achieve it. I agree emotions play a vital role in writing and every one of us have emotions and everybody can write.”
Q. What was your childhood dream?
Priyadeep: “I wanted to be singer actually, that was my childhood dream. When I was 4 years old, my dad introduced me to pandit Anurag dixit. He uses to conduct my classical music classes and I was fond of performing in school and at many other places. So later I started to go in shows and started performing at very small age. I also used to sing local songs at that time. Since 12 grade I started performing- singing and also recorded few songs. At that time, I was also busy into writing and getting book published. So, writing made me feel somethings, like that’s what I want to be. So, I continued by writing.”
Q. What are the techniques and strategies you keep in your mind while you are writing?
Priyadeep: “Actually I try my best to justify the title, which I have given to the book. I think title should be always justifying. Then draft your story accordingly so you can keep the track of it. So, I make the points and draft and then start writing the book, so it’s easy for me if I need to add on few things in between. Mainly I focus on the words and vocabulary add it accordingly. I prefer to sketch the character and his nature, so its easy to maintain and build the story.”
Q. Generally how long does it take to complete a book?
Priyadeep: “My first book I completed in six months. And it took lot of time to complete my second book, because I have joined the office and started working at production house in Chandigarh. Now I am launching my next book, so it took me around 3 months to complete it, which I stared writing during lockdown. So, it’s in pipeline and will be out soon. Although it depends on the time and story to complete a book, it may differ from writer to writer.”
Q. How was your experience working with Badshah sir as a creative producer?
Priyadeep: “It was a very nice experience; I had a wonderful time with the team. We also shoot few songs and I learned lot of things about real life and reel life. I determined the people are so much different in real life, then we usually see in reel life. Specifically talking about BADSHAH sir, as we see his personification in songs, he is completely different in real life. He is very sweet, innocent and humble person. In real, he is not much interested into parties. He is very hardworking and fully dedicated to his work. The whole team was amazing, I got few friends too and the overall journey was awesome for me. I learnt many things from them.”
Q. Can you tell us about the moment when you meet Shri. Narendra Modi (Prime minister of India) and you and your work recognised by him?
Priyadeep: “It was an awesome moment for me, I am very grateful for that. Talking about my family they have framed the photographs and pinned to wall everywhere in my house. For them it was a very proud moment. For me it was a very happy and different kind of adventurous moment. I wrote a letter to PM office randomly and unexpectedly I got response to launch my book by him. I think that was one of the best moments as of now in my writing journey.”
Q. What are your future plans?
Priyadeep: “My next book is coming in November and I am also doing a freelance work in Chandigarh right now, it’s a project of 6 months. So, need to go to Ahmedabad for that work. I have completed two more books in lockdown so I will be planning about there editing and publishing. Due to covid I have many projects pending, so when things will settle need to complete the projects and shoots.”
To know more about Priyadeep Kaur published author at 19- journey and about her life. And some intresting facts- Watch full Instagram interview session with her on IGTV – Paradox India.