AUGUST 24, 2016
BHARAT MATA COMES ALIVE IN ERODE!
Sushri Shruti Yazhini, a college student of Erode, is the daughter of a Cable TV operator of the town. Shruti was decked up for Independence Day as Bharat Mata. She narrated to a reporter of aTamil daily, as to how she was elated once she put on the Bharat Mata costume, since she had only heard the word Bharat Mata but when the moment she herself became a look alike of Bharat Mata, she was simply thrilled, as per her narration. She was beside herself when the national flag triranga was placed in her arms as part of the Bharat Mata costume. Shruti informed that she purchased only goods made in India at smaller shops because it “gives me the satisfaction of helping a family”.
PRESSMEN OUR BROTHERS, AFTER ALL, SAYS ABGP
In what could prove to be a far-sighted move, volunteers of the premier consumer movement Akhil Bharatiya Grahak Panchayat, Tamilnadu, tied Rakhi to Editors and journalists by visiting media houses on the occasion of Raksha Bandhan. This is the third consecutive year of their campaign. This year they could make it to the Chennai offices of The Hindu, The New Indian Express, Deccan Chronicle, News Today – all English dailies and also Dinamani, Dina Thanthi, Dina Malar, Maalai Murasu – all Tamil dailies. They were received amicably, according to Shri M.N. Sundar, ABGP Tamilnadu coordinator. The volunteers made it a point to visit Doordarshan Chennai Kendra as well. The Public Grievances official of the state government too happily received the Rakhi offered by ABGP volunteers. ABGP volunteers also tied rakhi to Mayor Saidai Duraisamy.
SEVA BHARATI TAKES THE DOCTOR TO YOUR DOORSTEP
Chennai metropolitan city boasts of just 14 government hospitals and a couple of dozen private (corporate) hospitals. Clearly, the metro’s population inching towards one crore, clamours for more medical attention. NGOs pitch in with their free medical camps and mobile medical vans the latest one being the Seva Bharati. It had carved name by its dedicated and swift relief - to - rehab seva during the November 2015 floods that laid a siege to most parts of the city. On August 21, Seva Bharati launched its mobile medical van seva for the city at a simple function at its SEVA complex. Shri. K. Suryanarayana Rao, senior pracharak of RSS and former all - India in charge of service activities of RSS, inaugurated the free service. He said all over the country, 1.57 lakh service activities of RSS are conducted. Shri Satyanarayanan, founder of Sri Chakra multi speciality hospital, Swami Vinayamrta Chaitanya of Mata Amritanandamayi Ashram and Swami Amaresh Chaitanya of Chinmaya Mission were among the participants on the occasion. The mobile medical van service organised at a cost of Rs 20 lakhs, would provide all kinds of treatments by qualified medical professionals, informed Shri Vedagiri, vice president of Seva Bharati, Tamilnadu.