On the 4th Moharam festival comes. We felicitate all brothren celebrating Moharam. Let them contribute their might for the world peace.
On the 7th the birthday of Kirubanandha Variyar Swamigal comes. The greatest exponent of singing and reciting the epics on Muruga, the greatest exponent of Harikaltha form of singing and reciting Tamil epics especially on Lord Muruga.Swamji had given foreword to everyone of my works. The memory of swamji is astounding and his recital clear and resounding.He is an Yuga Purusha.
On the 9th the birthday of father Beski (Veerama Munivar)is celeberated. Father Beski's contribution to Tamil Grammar is unique.
On the 11th the birthday of Jayaprakash Narain and the Remembrance Day of Subbash Chandra Bose coincide, both of them did a lot to the Indian Nation.
On the 14th Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru's birthday is celebrated as the Children's day. Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru was a great lover of Children.
On the 16th International amity and Peace comes. Let us take a pledge to live peacefully with amicability to whatever religion we practice.This world belongs to all. Let us respect others faith. So that others respect ours.
On the 19th the birthday of Indira Gandhi comes. She was the first lady Prime Minister About her My Poet friend Kannadasan would say (There is only one man in India and that is Indira Gandhi). She had a steely nerve and a dogged mind.
On the 30th the Birthday of Jagdish Chandra Bose comes. A great natural scientist who found that plants have life.He is a great son of India.
A lot of things have to be done. The monsoon has arrived. We have to harvest all its benefits without wastage and also tame its fury to our advantage. If the scientist show us the way, to conserve and reincharge one monsoon's rain India's ancestral glory and its rich landed property will be recovered to its original sheen. We have lost a lot in the farming sector due to wrong guidance of the western way of things.It is time for us to recover from our self injuring acts and do some thing substantial to refurbish the lost wealth.
As an ordinary man I would suggest to raise the bunds to one or two feet of the dry lands requiring rejuvenation So that rainwater will be collected and allowed to percolate into the soil and thus recharge ground water level. Unless something is done, India will become a desert. So this step is essential to stop the desert advancing syndrome. The local bodies have to rise up to tackle the monsoon. The pot holes in the road have to be plucked and blockages of drainage removed,even city like Madras is not immune against the monsoon atrocities.
Our Prime Minister has given a call for a clean India. Clean India starts with the mind. We have to keep our self clean without dirtying the surroundings. To be clean means to do things in order and doing without an order with fits and starts is not clean. Preparedness to tackle any calamity like cyclone has to be revised and kept combat ready. We have to clean the Ganges. So too other rivers .
For all achievements We have to live as a disciplined nation.A disciplined citizen is the best soldier to guard the nation against any eventuality.In all our endeavours thepublic welfare shall be the prime concern as the guiding post and not personal which will be back burner.All great things have been achieved only through such endeavours.
Kaviyogi Dr P. Pandian IAS (r)