Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Green Rameswaram Newsletter : Rama’s Squirrel Calling …

Rousing call by Swami Vivekananda to Sisters and Brothers of India:

“I simply want to be like the squirrel in the building of Râma's bridge, who was quite content to put on the bridge his little quota of sand-dust. That is my position”.

Swami Vivekananda at Shakespeare Club, Pasadena, California, 31 January 1900

Blessed is the little squirrel; he is doing his work to the best of his ability ………… said Sri Rama, we too are working to the best of our ability to fulfill the dream of “Green Rameswaram” project.

This month newsletter has the following highlights:

1. Shri.Narendra Joshi in his blog tells us how the epic Ramayana is deeply rooted in the land as well as in the minds of Indians.

2. Hand in Hand India showcases the work done with the support of ONGC at Rameshwaram along with the photographs of the Mass cleaning campaign.

3. C.P.Ramaswami Iyer Foundation shares the knowledge of Nakshtra Vanam which they have established at ‘Mangal Vanam’ as part of ‘Green Rameswaram’ project. This month, they are writing about “Poison Nut Tree” which is associated with “Aswini Nakshtra”.

4. Vivekananda Kendra – Nardep highlights the ‘Why and How’ of Renovation of Water bodies along with the photos of the newly renovated ‘Narana Teertham.’ And finally the most important Social Engineering by involving the community in spreading idea of Swacha Bharat. 

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