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In today’s era of globalization, everyone is running in a rat race to achieve power, status, financial stability and luxuries of life. However, we tend to forget the phenomenon of self-realization. It is observed that there is a high level of competition amongst the human beings wherein everyone wants to achieve the supreme power. Amidst the process of running in a rat race to achieve materialistic goals, we tend to become a self-programmed robot that tends to compete with everyone coming in the way.

Every one of us has seen people who are jealous because their neighbors bought a new car or their relative’s son has secured first position in his class. This is because of the sense of competition in the people. The fact is quite evident that these people tend to compete with their acquaintances. They will strive hard to purchase a new car soon and force their child to follow the footsteps of their relative’s son. However, in the process they will forget that in order to achieve stability in life, the person should introspect oneself in order to know the real potential and then, work accordingly to fulfill the set goals.

The simple mantra in order to succeed in one’s life is to strive hard for the betterment of one’s future which can be easily done by self-competition. Basically, we should compete with ourselves in order to improve ourselves. Such a competition is always healthy and the people pursuing such kind of mindset are successful than others because with tremendous dedication and perseverance, they work efficiently to improve themselves both at professional and personal front thus, emerging as a symbol of inspiration at both the ends. They tend to introspect themselves genuinely in order to find out their mistakes, their weaknesses and their strengths. They work over their strengths to develop them and they try to improve upon their weaknesses. They tend to mend their mistakes. As they work upon improving their personality on the regular basis, they tend to reach the zenith of success.

To conclude, instead of running in the rat race and being jealous upon the success of others, one should try to introspect oneself. One should aim at improving upon the weaknesses, working over strengths and mending the mistakes. It is better to aim everyday that we would emerge into a better human being as compared to the previous day. This mindset towards life will help us stand-out amongst everyone thus, evolving ourselves into a better person.

 

 

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The nation salutes to a valiant fighter – Naik Deepak Nainwal !

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The patriotic troopers of the Indian Army and para military forcers guarding our porous borders and courageously fighting the Pakistan sponsered terrorists to ensure the safety and security of our citizens deserve to be complimented by all means. During the last four years while these valiant patriotic fighters in uniform has while putting their precious lives to immense risk have killed over 275 militants in Jammu and Kashmir several of them have sacrificed their lives for the nation’s unityand integrity fighting these terrorists at the Indo Pak border and in strife torn Kashmir Valley.

Uttarakhand is one such state of such valiant soldiers who’d sacrificed their precious lives on the line of duty safeguarding our borders and bravely fighting these Pak sponsered terrorists. A bad news has arrived just yesterday when a young soldier of Rashtriya Rifles namely Deepak Nainwal succumbed to his injuries after being under treatment for 42 days since 10th April, 2018 at the Research and Rrferral Hospital of Indian Army in Delhi Cantt. New Delhi. Son of a retired honorary captain of Indian Army Shri Chakradhar Nainwal Deepak primarily hailed from Kanchuli village of Karnaprayag block under district Chamoli, Garhwal.

He left behind a traumatic wife, a six year old daughter Samridhi and a five year old son Vaibhav. Deceased brother Pradeep Nainwal is also serving in a security agency. His family is presently living in Harrawala, Dehradun. Late Deepak Nainwal got grievously injured in a counter terrorist operation in Phulwama of Jammu Kashmir in the month of April. While fighting the terrorists two bullet pierced in his chest injuring the lungs making the lower portion of the body completely paralysed. He was thereafter brought to Delhi under extremely serious condition and was addmitted in the Research and Referral hospital at Delhi cantt. where after 42 days of protracted treatment he finally breathed his last.

The nationa salutes this brave heart who’d laid his precious life at such a young age for the nation. We appeal to the union as well as the state government to adequately compensate the bereaved family with the maximum possible financial support though we know that no amount of compensation can dilute the bereavement of the traumatic family who’s suffered the most irreperable loss. Om Shanti.

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Dedicatedly carrying forward his father’s legacy ! Rakesh Bharadwaj, a mestro of rhythm music

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Dedicatedly carrying forward his father's legacy ! Rakesh Bharadwaj, a mestro of rhythm music

Chandra Singh Rahi is one of the most popular singing legends of Uttarakhand adored and remembered fondly by one and all, all over Uttarakhand globally. Though, not within us, Rahiji is an institution of Uttarakhand folk and old traditional singing, having accorded it new heights during his lifetime. His peculiar songs possessing the unique blend of indepth pahari culture and language are still adored and loved by his millions n millions of fans nationally.

Having dedicated and devoted his entire life to vastly promote and preserve the Uttarakhandi culture of Garhwal and Kumaon through his melodious singing and mesmerising music, late Chandra Singh Garhwali is a name afresh in every Uttarakhandi’s mind and heart most reverentially even today n will continue to be in future as well.

Taking cue from his father, his capable son Rakesh Bharadwaj, a maestro in rythem music, has now dedicated his entire life to further promote ahead his father’s enriched legacy but in a different form.

A perfect singer and a musician of repute being well versed in playing every musical instrument with tremendousamont of dexterity , keeping in view the changing times and coping with the interests and preferences of the new generation Rakesh has tried to redevelop his late father’s legacy of popular songs in different tunes to suit the present generation though not disturbing the actual lyrics and their meanings there of.

His latest band with orchestra mixes his father’s old popular songs to give them a new interesting blend best suiting to the music intetest of the current young generation inviting tremendous applauds and appreciation. Till now Rakesh Bharadwaj has under fusion held hundreds of shows all over India including foreign countries amongst the Uttarakhandies inviting tremendous applauds n bringing laurels to the family and the music fraternity. Let’s have a look at a newpost . live post on talented Rakesh:

Year 1999. Dr. Palash Sen’s Euphoria comes out with ‘Mayari’ a song which instantly tops music charts across the country and around the same time, making his debut in the Euphoria band was a young lad from Pauri, Garhwal called Rakesh Bhardwaj.

18 years since then, Rakesh Bhardwaj a maestro in rhythm instruments including those from Garhwal and its folk songs, hasnt looked back. Initiated into the world of fusion music Rakesh was born into the family of legendary Garhwali singer Chander Singh Rahi, the first Garhwali to sing at the All India Radio Station, so it doesn’t come as surprise when Rakesh tells us, ‘Music, was my first love, I started playing musical instruments at a young age and would hear my father sing. Then at 13, I started my formal education at the Gandharwa Mahavidyalay, learning tabla from Ustad Faiyaz Khan guru and at present I am a disciple of Taal Yogi Pt. Suresh Talwarkar ji.’

In the year 2014, the famous percussionist conceptualised, ‘Pahadi soul,’ a company dedicated to revive and renew old, authentic pahari songs giving it a fresh tinge. ‘I always wanted to do something worthwhile for my hill-state, give it that recognition, it truly deserves, specially in the field of music.’

He bravely chose ‘Bedo Paako’ as his first choice of song to reinvent. The song considered as the anthem for Garhwalis all over the world became an instant hit. Since, then Rakesh has painstakingly reinvented music videos, some based on his father’s early songs such as ‘saat samundar paar,’ ‘apni thati tay‘, ‘Gado Guloband,’ and more recently followed by ‘Kukdi.‘

‘I am not in it for the money,’ he tells us. ‘It is about my passion for our culture, tradition and more so our music that keeps me going. Music is a wind that blows away years and distance within minutes. I want to revive forgotten, soulful songs from our magic mountains without loosing their authenticity.’

Rakesh states that he will not stop reinventing regional songs until he comes across a young lad or girl playing pahadi songs on his/her mobile instead of a Punjabi song.

Definitely our man, is on a mission and he is not going to miss a beat, until it is achieved.

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CHIPKO LEGEND GAURA DEVI BEING REMEMBERED TODAY ON ITS 45TH ANNIVERSARY

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Today is the 45th anniversary of Chipko movement and is celebrated primarily by the environmentalists and those seriously concerned about the degrading environment of the Himalayas and the country. This was the first ever eco feminist movement against the rampant felling of trees in Garhwal Himalayas and in India. In the Himalayan state of Uttarakhand this historic day holds tremendous relevance as the chief founder of this movement called Chipko Andolan a committed woman activist Gaura Devi alongwith her fellow women activists started this movement today in 1973 by embracing the trees thus discouraging the then prevalent contractors and forest mafia from incessant cutting of trees in the jungles of Garhwal, Uttarakhand.

There slogan was first axe us then the fully grown gre trees. Chipko movement thereafter gained global significance and sent acrose the country and the world a positive message against widescale deforestation. The movement was inspired and backed by eminent environmentalists and recipient of several national and international coveted awards and recognitions viz Chandi Prasad Bhatt and Sunder Lal Bahuguna. Chipko leader Gaura Devi was a great woman of commitment, dedication and devotion who protected the forests from axing of trees in the Garhwal Himalayas alongwith her several women colleagues about 40 years ago from now.

The movement gained such a widespread momentum and impacted the government that in 1980 the then prime minister of India issued directives to ban felling and cutting of trees in the Uttarakhand Himalayas for 15 long years followed by credible forest act. The movement later on spread in other parts of the country like Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Rajasthan, Himachal Pradesh, Karnataka, entire Vindhyachal, West Bengal and around the globe. Gaura Devi was, though after a long spell but felicitated with prestigious Rajiv Gandhi Award for environment protection by the Government of India including international honours.

Today if there is awareness around the country and the globe against felling of trees and subsequent protection and preservation of forests and environment its only because of this great legend Gaura Devi and her handful of co women activists. My salutes to this great woman achiever on CHIPKO DAY with the appeal to one and all to safeguard the forests and trees of the entire Himalayan belt and the country which are our actual lungs and oxygen givers.

According to the veteran social reformer and activist Ramesh Pahari the Chipko movement was primarily the result and outcome against the incessant felling of trees and for the protection of the rights of the local villagers to safeguard their forests. It was in the year 1973, 24th April that under the president ship of social activist Alam Singh Bisht, a huge meeting was organised for the first time in Gopeshwar in which Gaura Devi and her co women activists were also present.

The reason for convening this largely attended meeting was to unitedly and forcefully oppose the Simon Company’s contractors and workers who were sanctioned the government contract to cut large number of trees. As a sequel to this, another meeting was organised at Fata Rampur under the leadership of Kedar Singh Rawat and there came into existence the great Chipko movement.

The leader of this movement was Gaura Devi. She belonged to Rayinee village and the Simon Company was accorded the contract to axe about 2400 full grown trees situated in and around hervillage’s periphery. All the contractors of the forest department and their workers were fully armed and ready for the mission tree felling but Gaura Devi and her 27 highly dedicated co women activists hugged trees and bravely fought the contractors, finally making them run away.

They hugged the trees and asked the workers to first axe them before finally axing the trees. They hugged the tree trunks for hours together thus discouraging the contractors finally. The women risked their lives but would not allow the single tree to be cut inviting a wave of anger amongst the local populace against the forest contractors who had finally no option but to run away never to return back.

A committe was thereafter formed by the government under the chairmanship of Dr. Virendra Kumar which officially recommended stop to the tree felling exercise, permanentally. The movement thereafter gained national and international attention and media hype.
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