Proposal

*Proposal*
“Will you marry me?”
I asked her in a typical way; kneeling down with a beautiful ring, balloons and lights all hung around , and a romantic music in the background.
Her eyes were filled with tears. She said trying hard not to cry, “I want to, you know that. But I can’t. I really can’t do this to you”
I slipped the ring inside her finger and said, “Nothing matters. You and me, this matters”
She started crying and said, “No, I look like a monster. I am a monster. Let me go.” She started to take out the ring but I stopped her.
“You are not a monster, sweetheart. He is. And trust me, you’re still the most beautiful girl I have ever seen ” I said and held back my tears. I stood up and kissed her left cheek which was disfigured by an acid that was thrown on her by some guy who claimed to love her so much.
“No” was all she said before she pushed my hand away, took out the ring and kept it on the table, and ran away crying.
That’s the beauty of personality. Unlike physical appearance, it never dies.
I went to her the next day and the moment she saw me, she opened her eyes widely and started crying after screaming in anger.
“How could you?” she managed to scream in between her tears.
I smiled at her, “Because now, we both are monsters and we will live together in our monstrous castle.”
I hugged her tightly and saw my reflection in the mirror. My face was all burnt and disfigured by acid. But I didn’t look like a monster nor did she. With her, I always looked great. We were perfect for each other.
I played a romantic song from my phone, took out the ring after kneeling down and smiled at her while she cried.
“Will you marry me?” I asked her again.

Subhash Chandra Bose Facts:

Subhash Chandra Bose Facts:
Born: Born on 23rd of January in 1897 in the Cuttack, Orissa Division, Bengal Province, India
Died: Died on 18th of August in the year 1945
Nationality: Indian
Religion: Hinduism
Education: University of Calcutta
Famous for: Figure of Indian independence movement

Title:
• President of the Indian National Congress (in 1938)
• General of Azad Hind army (from 1943 to 1945)
Political party: Indian National Congress and Forward Bloc

Family:
Mother: Prabhavati Devi
Father: Janakinath Bose
Spouse: Emilie Schenkl
Children: Anita Bose Pfaff

Subhash Chandra Bose Birthday 2016
The birthday of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose in 2016 would be celebrated on 23rd of January at Saturday. It would be celebrated as the 119th birthday anniversary of the Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose.

Subhash Chandra Bose Birthday
Subhash Chandra Bose birthday anniversary is celebrated every year with the great honor by the people including government and non government organizations. As he was one of the most well known Indian leaders during the independence movement, he has become a great legendary figure in the history of India.
It has been demanded by the Netaji’s followers to celebrate his birthday anniversary as a “Desh Prem Divas” in order to re-memorize his great sacrifice towards the country.

Biography of Subhash Chandra Bose
Subhash Chandra Bose was a great Indian nationalist and famous by the title Netaji, born on 23rd of January in the year 1897 in the Cuttack, Orissa Division of Bengal Province. When he was just 48, he got died on 18th of August in the year 1945. His mother name was Mrs. Prabhavati Devi and father name was Mr. Janakinath Bose. His father was an advocate. He was the ninth child of his parents among fourteen siblings.
Between 1920s and 1930s, he was a leader of the Indian National Congress and became the Congress President from 1938-1939. Later he was expelled from the Congress in the year 1939 and sited under the house arrest by the British. Then he went to the Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan for getting assistance for the independence of India by British rule.
He became successful in organizing an Indian National Army by the support of the Japanese. He died because of the third degree burn when he attempted to escape in the burdened plane of Japanese which got crashed in the Taiwan.

His Early Life
Subhash Chandra Bose got admission to the Protestant European School in the month of January in 1902. He then admitted to the Ravenshaw Collegiate School and again to the Presidency College after getting second position in metric exam in the year 1913. His nationalistic character came to his way and he expelled from the Presidency College. After that he joined Scottish Church College (University of Calcutta) to complete his B.A. degree in philosophy in the year 1918.
In the year 1919 he went to the England to Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge for getting appeared in the Civil Services Examination. He ranked 4th in the Civil Services Examination and got selected but he denied to work under the British government. He resigned to the civil service job and came to the India where he started the Swaraj newspaper for the promotion of Bengal Provincial Congress Committee. In 1937, he furtively married to the Emilie Schenkl (daughter of Austrian veterinarian) in the Austria.

His Political Career
He selected as the All India Youth Congress President as well as Bengal State Congress Secretary. He also became the Forward newspaper editor and worked as a CEO of the Municipal Corporation of Calcutta. Once he got tuberculosis when he was arrested.
In the year 1927, he was assigned as a general secretary of Congress party when he released from the prison. For the independence of the India, he had worked with the Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru. In the case of civil disobedience he once more arrested and went to the jail.

All India Forward Bloc
He had planned the Forward Bloc on 22nd of June in the year 1939 to consolidate with the left political career. Muthuramalingam Thevar was his big political supporter who had arranged a huge rally during Subhash Chandra Bose’s visit to the Madurai on 6th of September.
From 1941 to 1943, he had lived in the Berlin. He led the Azad Hind Fauj through his eminent quotation like “Give me blood, and I shall give you freedom!”. In his speech on 6th of July in the year 1944, he said Mahatma Gandhi the “Father of the Nation” which was broadcasted by the Singapore Azad Hind Radio. His other famous quote was “Dilli Chalo” to encourage the INA armies. “Jai Hind”, “Glory to India!” was an additional slogan generally used by him which was later accepted by the Indian Government and Indian Armed Forces.
Japanese Prime Minister (Shinzo Abe) on his visit to the Subhash Chandra Bose’s memorial hall in the Kolkata on 23rd of August in 2007 said that, Japanese are extremely motivated by the strong will of the Bose in order to lead the independence movement in India from the British rule. He is a great personality and cherished name in the Japan.

Quotes of Subhash Chandra Bose
• “Freedom is not given, it is taken”.
• “One individual may die for an idea; but that idea will, after his death, incarnate itself in a thousand lives. That is how the wheel of evolution moves on and the ideas and dreams of one nation are bequeathed to the next”.
• “You give me your blood and I will give you Independence!”.

List of Chief Guests Invited in Indian Republic Day Celebrations

List of Chief Guests Invited in Indian Republic Day Celebrations

Year Guest Name Country
1. 2016 President, Francois Hollande (5th invitation) France
2. 2015 President, Barack Obama (First U.S. President to be invited) USA
3. 2014 Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe Japan
4. 2013 King, Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck (4th invitation) Bhutan
5. 2012 Prime minister, Yingluck Shinawatra Thailand
6. 2011 President, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono (2nd invitation) Indonesia
7. 2010 President, Lee Myung Bak Republic of Korea
8. 2009 President, Nursultan Nazarbayev Kazakhstan
9. 2008 President, Nicolas Sarkozy France
10. 2007 President, Vladimir Putin (3rd invitation) Russia
11. 2006 King, Abdullah bin Abdulaziz al-Saud Saudi Arabia
12. 2005 King, Jigme Singye Wangchuck Bhutan
13. 2004 President, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva Brazil
14. 2003 President, Mohammed Khatami Iran
15. 2002 President, Cassam Uteem (3rd invitation) Mauritius
16. 2001 President, Abdelaziz Bouteflika Algeria
17. 2000 President, Olusegun Obasanjo (2nd invitation) Nigeria
18. 1999 King, Birendra Bir Bikram Shah Dev (2nd invitation) Nepal
19. 1998 President, Jacques Chirac France
20. 1997 Prime Minister, Basdeo Panday Trinidad and Tobago
21. 1996 President, Dr. Fernando Henrique Cardoso Brazil
22. 1995 President, Nelson Mandela South Africa
23. 1994 Prime Minister, Goh Chok Tong Singapore
24. 1993 Prime Minister, John Major (2nd invitation) United Kingdom
25. 1992 President, Mário Soares Portugal
26. 1991 President, Maumoon Abdul Gayoom Maldives
27. 1990 Prime Minister, Anerood Jugnauth Mauritius
28. 1989 General Secretary, Nguyen Van Linh Vietnam
29. 1988 President, Junius Jayewardene Sri Lanka
30. 1987 President, Alan Garcia Peru
31. 1986 Prime Minister, Andreas Papandreou Greece
32. 1985 President, Raúl Alfonsín Argentina
33. 1984 King, Jigme Singye Wangchuck Bhutan
34. 1983 President, Shehu Shagari Nigeria
35. 1982 King, Juan Carlos I Spain
36. 1981 President, Jose Lopez Portillo Mexico
37. 1980 President, Valéry Giscard d’Estaing France
38. 1979 Prime Minister, Malcolm Fraser Australia
39. 1978 President, Patrick Hillery Ireland
40. 1977 First Secretary, Edward Gierek Poland
41. 1976 Prime Minister, Jacques Chirac France
42. 1975 President, Kenneth Kaunda Zambia
43. 1974 President, Josip Broz Tito (2nd invitation) Yugoslavia
Prime Minister, Sirimavo Ratwatte Dias Bandaranaike Sri Lanka
44. 1973 President, Mobutu Sese Seko Zaire
45. 1972 Prime Minister, Seewoosagur Ramgoolam Mauritius
46. 1971 President, Julius Nyerere Tanzania
47. 1969 Prime Minister, Todor Zhivkov Bulgaria
48. 1968 Prime Minister, Alexei Kosygin (2nd invitation) Soviet Union
President, Josip Broz Tito Yugoslavia
49. 1965 Food and Agriculture Minister, Rana Abdul Hamid (2nd invitation) Pakistan
50. 1963 King, Norodom Sihanouk Cambodia
51. 1961 Queen, Elizabeth II United Kingdom
52. 1960 President, Kliment Voroshilov Soviet Union
53. 1958 Marshall Ye Jianying People’s Republic of China
54. 1955 Governor General, Malik Ghulam Muhammad (First guest for parade at Rajpath) Pakistan
55. 1954 King, Jigme Dorji Wangchuck Bhutan
56. 1950 President, Sukarno Indonesia
57. – 67 1953, 1952 ,1951, 1957, 1956 ,1959, 1962, 1964 , 1967 , 1966, 1970 – No Chief Guests

The Republic Day is celebrated to remember the transition of India into a republic nation and the implementation of the Constitution of India on January 26th, 1950. A grand event is organized in the capital of New Delhi, wherein the President hoists and unfurls the Indian flag, which is followed by a massive parade. India welcomes a different chief guest every year to witness its Republic Day celebrations. The honorable chief guest is the head of state or government of another country. The guest is chosen on the basis of certain factors, be it, strategic, diplomatic, business interest or international geo-politics.

It’s an old tradition at Republic Day Parade to invite a Prime Minister of another country showcasing our culture and traditions. In this year, India welcomes the France President, Francois Hollande, as a chief guest at the 67th Indian Republic Day 2016.

 

The Importance of Duruthu Poya

Oba semata pinbara Duruthu Punpohoya dinayak wewa…

The Importance of Duruthu Poya
Today is Duruthu Poya Day, which is the observance of the Buddha’s first visit to Sri Lanka.

Before proceeding to Sri Lanka, on an earlier Duruthu Poya Day the Buddha put the very arrogant Kassapa brothers on the correct path. The Kassapa brothers, Uruwela Kassapa, Gaya Kassapa and Nadi Kassapa were presumptuous Jatilas with matted hair who spent ascetic lives at Uruwela with one thousand followers.

On the Il full moon Poya Day after enlightenment, the Buddha dispatched sixty Arahants including the five ascetics (Paswagamahana) in various directions to propagate the dharma while he himself went to Uruwela Danawwa to be of service to the Jatila brothers and their followers.

After subjugating them and putting them on the correct path the Buddha visited Lanka. This important incident took place during the sixth century B.C. in the ninth month after his enlightenment.

At that time of the Buddha’s first visit this country was inhabited by Yakkhas who were humans and descendents of Rawana and his brother Vibhhishana. The descendants of the Naga tribe were the prehistoric inhabitants of Lanka.

The Yakkhas and Nagas were in constant confrontation and there is a belief among Buddhists that God Summana Saman invited the Buddha to put an end to this hostility. It was on this invitation that the Enlightened One set foot on the Mahiyangana Mahanaga Grove.

At that time the Yakkhas had gathered there for a meeting. The Buddha stood in the sky above Mahanaga Grove where the Yakkhas were meeting. The Buddha stood there radiating rays of light from his body more pleasant, clear, calm and gentle than the moon light. A rainbow-like halo emanated around the Buddha.

The Yakkhas thought the Enlightened One was an invader and were not prepared to listen to him. Instead the Yakkha soldiers took up arms. It was time for the Buddha to subjugate Yakkhas. He set forth a terrible drought, heavy rains and thunder storms which the Yakkhas could not endure. They were terrified and realizing the Buddha was a supernatural being and turned submissive. They obeyed the Buddha and begged his pardon.

The Buddha laid his piece of cloth –Pathkada– on the ground, sitting on it he called the Yakkha and Naga leaders and admonished both parties.

Thus Buddha was able to create peace among them. According to legends the Yakkhas who dispersed went to ‘Giri Divayina’ not being able to understand the words of the Buddha.

Meanwhile legends tell us the Devas and Nagas assembled at the Maha Naga Grove in large numbers and took refuge in the Triple Gem. Among them was God Sumana Saman. Legends say God Sumana Saman was a member of the Deva tribe from the central hills of Sri Lanka. This God attained “Sowan” or the first of the four paths or sages leading to Nirvana. God Saman begged for a relic to worship and the Buddha gave him a lock of his hair –the Hair Relic– God Sumana Saman received the Hair Relic in a gold casket.

Miyuguna Seya which is also known as the Mahiyngana Dagaba was built at the site of the Mahanaga Grove in Minipe where the Buddha subjugated the Yakkhas. This was the first dagaba to be built on this land.

God Sumana Saman who built this Dagaba enshrined in it the ‘Kesa Dhathu’ –Hair Relic– which he received from the Thathagatha. Forty-five years later Arahant Sarabha Thera, a pupil of Arahant Sriputta Maha Thera brought the “Greeva Dhathu” –the Collar bone Relic– and had it enshrined in the dagaba. He had the dagaba reconstructed to a height of twelve cubits.

King Devanampiyatissa’s brother Uddhaculabhaya, constructed the thirty cubit tall Kanthaka Cethiya over the earlier dagaba. King Dutugemunu had it reconstructed to a height of eighty feet. This Dagaba was renovated from time to time by various kings such as Dhatusena, Sirisangabo and Agbo.

Recently this Chethiya was renovated by the Mahiyangana Chethiya Wardhana Samithiya.

It was on Duruthu Poya Daya the Buddha returned to Uruwela Danawwa to be of service to Jatila brothers. He preached the Dhamma from “Anantha Lakkhana Sutta” and the three brothers and their followers attained Arahantship. Accompanied by Jatila Arahants the Omniscient One proceeded to the Magadha Kingdom. This visit was made on an invitation extended by the Magadha King Bimbisara to the Buddha before his enlightenment.

Having seen the Buddha with Arahant Kassapa, King Bimbisara hesitated to believe Arahant Uruwela Kassapa was a disciple of the Buddha. Realizing the king’s misconception Arahant Kassapa performed a perahera to indicate that all the Jatila Arahants including himself were disciples of the Buddha, the Enlightened One.

King Bimbisara and his people were very happy and devotedly embraced Buddhism. The Buddha preached Dharma and all of them took refuge in the Triple Gem. King Bimbisara offered Veluvanaramaya to the Enlightened One. The Buddha made a proclamation allowing Bhikkhus to accept monasteries when offered by devotees.

King Bimbisara saw in a dream his dead relatives were suffering, having been born as goblins. The Buddha preached Dharma to offer merits to those goblins.

It is during the month of Duruthu that the Duruthu Perahera of the Kelaniya Raja Maha Viharaya is held. This variegated perahera (with caparisoned elephants, Kandyan, Low country and Sabaragamuwa dancers and other performers) is probably only second to Sri Dalada Mligawa Esala Perahera held in the hill capital.

With the first visit of the Enlightened One this country was purified and our motherland was made suitable soil for Arahant Mahinda Maha Thera to establish Buddhism. We, the present population of this country are fortunate to have pure Buddhism in our land.

 

THE BEST MARRIAGE ADVICE EVER!!

THE BEST MARRIAGE ADVICE EVER!!

Choose to love each other even in those moments when you struggle to like each other. Love is a commitment, not a feeling.

Always answer the phone when your husband/wife is calling and when possible, try to keep your phone off when you’re together with your spouse.

Make time together a priority. Budget for a consistent date night. Time is the “currency of relationships” so consistently invest time into your marriage.

Surround yourself with friends who will strengthen your marriage and remove yourself from people who may tempt you to compromise your character.

Make laughter the soundtrack of your marriage. Share moments of joy, and even in the hard times, find reasons to laugh.

In every argument, remember that there won’t be a “winner” and a “loser.” You are partners in everything so you’ll either win together or lose together. Work together to find a solution.

Remember that a strong marriage rarely has two strong people at the same time. It’s usually a husband and wife taking turns being strong for each other in the moments when the other feels weak.Prioritize what happens in the bedroom. It takes more than sex to build a strong marriage, but it’s nearly impossible to build a strong marriage without it!

Remember that marriage isn’t 50-50, divorce is 50-50. Marriage has to be 100-100. It’s not splitting everything in half, but both partners giving everything they’ve got!

Give your best to each other, not your leftovers after you’ve given your best to everyone else.

Learn from other people, but don’t feel the need to compare your life or your marriage to anyone else’s. God’s plan for your life is masterfully unique!

Don’t put your marriage on hold while you’re raising your kids or else you’ll end up with an empty nest and an empty marriage.

Never keep secrets from each other. Secrecy is the enemy of intimacy.

Never lie to each other. Lies break trust and trust is the foundation of a strong marriage.

When you’ve made a mistake, admit it and humbly seek forgiveness. You should be quick to say, “I was wrong. I’m sorry. Please forgive me.”

When your husband/wife breaks your trust, give them your forgiveness instantly which will promote healing and create the opportunity for trust to be rebuilt. You should be quick to say, “I love you. I forgive you. Let’s move forward.”

Be patient with each other. Your spouse is always more important that your schedule.

Model the kind of marriage that will make your sons want to grow up to be good husbands and your daughters want to grow up to be good wives.

Be your spouse’s biggest encourager, not his/her biggest critic. Be the one who wipes away their tears, not the one who causes them.

Never talk badly about your spouse to other people or vent about them online. Protect your spouse at all times and in all places.

Always wear your wedding ring. It will remind you that you’re always connected to your spouse and it will remind the rest of the world that you’re off limits!

Connect into a community of faith. A good church can make a world of difference in your marriage and family.

Pray together. Every marriage is stronger with God in the middle of it.

When you have to choose between saying nothing or saying something mean to your spouse, say nothing every time!

Never consider divorce as an option. Remember that a “perfect marriage” is just two imperfect people who refuse to give up on each

 

“God Resides Where A Woman Is Worshipped..”

“God Resides Where A Woman Is Worshipped..”
She leaves her home, her parents and sometimes even her surname just for you. She cares for you, she works for you, she cooks for you, she smiles for you, she weeps for you and all the stuff she does is for you she is none other than a woman.
First a daughter, then a sister, then a wife and then a mother, she sacrifices for you at every stage of her life.
But what does she get in return??
Humiliation, Harassment, Rapes, Burnt faces by Acid Attacks. Right?
Today she is scared of going smwhere alone, scared of the eve teasers, scared of those hungry eagle eyes who always follow her. She is not safe even in her own country, evn amongst her own people. She has to think around 1000 times whether to take a lift even from a known person or not. Why??
Because she doesn’t want to be a second Damini. She doesn’t want to b get raped and get included in the list of those millions who are still fighting for justice. She doesn’t want her family to see the faces of courts for more than 10 years. She doesn’t want to let her family down because at last its the woman and her family who is blamed for all this bullshit.
Yes she is scared of all this. But that doesn’t mean she is coward or weak. Infact a woman is much stronger than a man.
Obviously, its not an easy task to carry a new life for 9 months in your womb followed by breathtaking labour pain. Right from the birth she is cursed for being a girl. Then from the age of 13, she has to deal with her monthly menstrual cycle sometimes causing immense pain and weakness.
Men can’t even think of that. But thats the wish of our lord to bless her with this pain. Its the indication that even he also thinks that only a woman is worth of giving birth to a new life. She has to deal with it once in every month nd that too ends after almost 40 years.
Not many know that while giving birth to a child, a mother feels the pain equal to that caused by 20 bones fractured simultaneously. Even ahead of all this she bears all d shits given by this world whether it is rape, molestation, dowry murders, acid attacks and many more.
Well the list is endless. So just think what a woman bears in her lifetime. According to some sick minded people it is against their SANSKRITI to allow girls to wear jeans and shorts. Its better for these people to give their so called SANSKARS to der boys for not judging any girl by her outfits.
Her clothing does not indicates about her character. So if a girl is wearing shorts, skirts or jeans, it doesn’t mean she is inviting anyone to molest her. It simply means that she likes to wear it. Every person has his/her own likings or dislikings. Its better to respect that instead of commenting on her character.
In the name of HINDU SANSKRITI, she is not even allowed to enter a temple just because she is on her periods. She cant pray just because she is bleeding. It is said that she is impure at that time. But let me remind you that you all are the result of this same impurity.
And who said that its an impure state when it has been scientifically proved that women are in their purest form at this time. And as for the sake of our SANSKRITI there is a temple in Assam where the Yoni (Vagina) of a goddess is worshipped.
Infact it is clearly mentioned in our VEDAS that ”yatra naarya poojyante tatra vaste devata”( God resides at that place where a woman is respected or worshipped). So its a humble request to all these sanskriti-sticked people to mind their own business. Or if they are still interested in our business, then please go through the Vedas again. They will get to see the real picture of Indian woman.
Let your girls live their lives and follow their dreams fearlessly. They want to fly. Stop applying all these unwanted and unfruitful boundations on them. They are simply not giving any gain to you, nor to them.
Be a responsible father, a protective brother, a friendly husband and a caring son. Give respect and equal status to a woman. That is just enough for her.
Being woman is “Changing the way, the world thinks..”

What is Kaliyuga and what will happen during Kaliyuga?

Once the four Pandavas (except Yudhishthira who was not present) asked Krishna:

“What is Kaliyuga and what will happen during Kaliyuga?”

Krishna smiled and said “Let me demonstrate to you, the situation of Kaliyuga.” He took a bow and four arrows and shot them in four directions and ordered the four Pandavas to go and bring them back.

Each of the four Pandavas went in the four different directions to search for the arrows.

When Arjuna picked an arrow, he heard a very sweet voice. He turned around and saw a cuckoo singing in a spellbinding voice but was also eating flesh of a live rabbit which was in great pain. Arjuna was very surprised to see such a gory act by such a divine bird he left the place immediately.

Bhima picked arrow from a place, where five wells were situated. The four wells were surrounding a single well. The four wells were overflowing with very sweet water as if they were not able to hold water and surprisingly the well in the middle of these four overflowing wells was completely empty. Bhima was also puzzled at this sight.

Nakula was returning to the place after picking up the arrow. He stopped at a place where a cow was about to give birth. After giving birth the cow started licking the calf but continued to lick it even after the calf was clean. With great difficulty people were able to separate them and by that time the calf was injured badly. Nakula was puzzled by the behaviour of such a calm animal.

Sahadeva picked arrow which fell near a mountain and saw a big boulder falling. The boulder was crushing the rocks and big trees on its way down, but the same boulder was stopped by a small plant. Sahadeva was also amazed at this sight.
All the Pandavas asked the meaning of these incidents. Krishna smiled and started explaining…

“In Kaliyuga, the priests will have very sweet voice and will also have great knowledge but they will exploit devotees the same way cuckoo was doing with rabbit.

In Kaliyuga poor will live among rich, those rich will have enormous amount of wealth which will actually overflow but they will not offer a single penny to the poor same as the four wells didn’t have a single drop of water for the empty well.

In Kaliyuga parents will love their children so much that their love will actually spoil them and will destroy their lives similar to the love shown by cow to her newborn calf.

In Kaliyuga people will fall in terms of character like the boulder from the mountain and they will not be stopped by anyone at the end only the name of God will be able to hold them from doom like the little plant held the boulder from further fall.”

~ Uddhava Gita, Srimad Bhaagawatam.