Wednesday, January 13, 2010

12.01.2010: Follow Vivekananda's ideals to take country forward: Dr. Acharya

Follow Vivekananda's ideals to take country forward: Dr. Acharya

Vivekananda never asked to desist from acquitting wealth or pleasure, but he said it should within the boundaries of Dharma, lest it led to pain.
Report by: Alvin Mendonca, Pic: Prajwal Ukkuda(NR)

Mangalore , Tuesday, January 12, 2010 : Follow the words of Swami Vivekananda and actively participate in developing the nation, advised State home minister V S Acharya. He was speaking after inaugurating the Youth Convention, which was organized to celebrate the birthday of the great Indian Seer Swami Vivekananda by the Ramakrishna Mutt here at Swami Vivekananda Hall Mangaladevi, on Tuesday 12th Jan 2010.

In his inaugural address Dr Acharya urged students to follow Vivekananda's words and ideals. According to him, Vivekananda never asked anyone to desist from acquiring wealth or partake in pleasure, but what he urged was that it should be within the boundaries of Dharma, lest it lead to pain. Pointing out that his principles were very relevant even to this day, Acharya said the basic tenet of his preaching was that at the end of the day, one has to be a good human being.

Swami Vivekananda inspired several youths during his life time and after. He dreamed about the future of our country, well on the path of development. He lived for a short period, but left an indelible mark on society. One of his dreams came true and he was able to represent his country before the world. He taught a valuable lesson of a real religion, one which will not force or harm anyone. He displayed it through his actions and ordinary life-style.

In present times, he is indeed considered a great hero of every responsible citizen of the country. His words are a source of inspiration in one's daily life. Today India is continuing with some of his idea about science, which he advised during his times. Implementing the same, will definately lead to a better society and develop the nation further, Dr. Acharya opined.

Recalling the centennial celebrations of Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore and the commemorative stamp in which Vivekananda's picture was also printed, Acharya said it was the interaction between Jamsetji N Tata and Vivekananda on a ship in 1893, which paved the way for the setting up of the said Institute in Bangalore. Urging the students present at the function to follow the Sanathana dharma, which put forth the ideals of spiritual, physical and mental well being, the home minister said the younger generation must keep pace with the changing times as the world was changing at a faster pace than they imagined. "The mid point of the development of last century was put at just 17-18 years behind, which means the next mid-point will be even shorter," he noted.

Earlier, Swami Purnakamanandaji, Head of the Ramakrishna Mutt, explained the message of Swami Vivekananda to the youth during the occasion. Vivekananda always emphasized on being virtuous, as without it physical, mental and spiritual strength does not have much value. He also recalled Vivekananda's belief that only youth can guide the nation to greatness.

Dr. Raghavendra Bhatt was present during the formal function. Adarsha Gokale, renowned speaker from Karkala and Prof. M S Krishnaprasad were the resource persons on the occasion.

Bramhavar Coop. Sugar Factory to clear dues shortly: Acharya

Udupi, Jan 12 : Karnataka Minister for Home Dr V S Acharya today announced that M/s Rami Sugar Infrastructure Limited which had taken over the defunct Bramhavar Co operative Sugar Factory had agreed to make arrangements for the immediate release of Rupees 12 crore for the payment towards the outstanding dues to sugarcane growers, arrears to the employees and the outstanding loans due to several Primary Co Operative Societies in the district. Addressing a press conference after chairing the meeting along with the Sugar Director of Karnataka and the Commissioner for Sugarcane Development A K Monnappa, representatives from the district and the representatives from Rami Sugars to find early solutions for the revival of the defunct factory since last eight years, he said that M/s Rami Sugars, from Mumbai though have taken over the factory four years back it could not start due to some technical problems, mainly the selection of the suitable partners.

He said that the firm had now able to find a partner- M/s. Sri Annapoorna Groups from Hyderabad with whom it was negotiating and reaching at the final stage. The company had agreed to stick on to the original agreement for the total investment of Rs 31.61 crore including settlement of all dues and rejuanation of the factory for crushing the sugarcane. The representative of the company present at the meeting had also agreed to make immediate advance payment of Rs 12 crore and rest in equated yearly payment of Rs 1.5 crore. With the decision taken at the meeting today, the minister hoped that the factory would commence crushing of sugarcane after an year. He said that the government assured the company that besides production of sugar, it would also be allowed to take up production of byproducts such as distillery, co-generation and Ethanol besides enhancing the crushing capacity to 25,000 tonnes. The outcome of the meeting will be presented before the next cabinet meeting for approval, he added.


Special team to oversee sand mining

MANGALORE: The government will soon constitute a special team to look into various issues pertaining to sand mining, said home minister Dr VSAcharya. Speaking to reporters on the sidelines of a function, he said the special team will look into aspects on the removal of sand from rivers, the time, area and quantity of sand to be removed in a particular river basin annually.

Commenting on the sand mafia, he said it had inter-state ramifications. "But, we also need sand. Sand has to be removed from the rivers annually, if not, it will lead to flooding. A total of 40 sub-inspectors will be recruited to a special team which will specially look after this issue," he said.

Deve Gowda's outburst disgusting
Acharya said he was worried that former Prime Minister, Deve Gowda's fiery outbursts should not lead to any law and order problem. "The author of NICE is Deve Gowda and now the robber is crying thief. It pains us and his behaviour is disgusting," said Acharya. He complimented chief minister B S Yeddyurappa for not losing his cool. "I believe Deve Gowda is feeling like a fish out of water without power and that may be the reason for such an outburst," said Acharya.

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