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Ganpati Bappa Morya

August 26, 2008 10 comments

Ganpati Bappa Morya..

We are forgetting the basics of Ganesh utsava and for our enjoyment we are hurting the God, hurting the human being, hurting our rich culture.

Enjoying the Ganapati Utsav is part of our tradition.

Competing with other MANDALs to have better Scenery is also a part of it. But nowadays it’s become a fad to have bigger and more attractive idols of GANAPATI, rather than competing for theme of the scenery!!!

This not only pollutes water in rivers and sea but also makes the horrible situation at the sea shore next morning. (Like the one shown in the below pictures).

We should do something as citizens of India to keep our country clean, to continue respecting GOD, our culture and to keep our tradition running!!!

Following are few suggestions, you can add few more to help(and more important is to follow it, which ever you find more correct):

1.Keep the idols small and theme BIG: Idol of GOD, whatever may be its size, we have same respect. Then why to have big idols polluting our rivers more!!!

2.No chemicals: Chemical colors/material used to make the idols should be avoided as far as possible.

The idols are made out of Plaster of Paris(PoP), which casts typically disintegrated water, thus making it necessary to be non-suitable for bathing, showering, or other activities involving contact with water. In addition, Plaster of Paris casts are not air permeable, and thus do not allow for the circulation of air beneath the cast which greatly facilitates the evaporation and removal of moisture trapped between cast and skin. This often leads to skin maceration, irritation, or infection.

These idols are then painted with ‘some’ dyes which contain poisonous elements like lead,mercury,carbon and cadmium.

3.Immersion in Tank: It is a good idea to have separate tanks for Immersion rather than immersing the idols in River/Sea.

After immersion, the bodies of kings lie scattered across the battlefield.

Shree Ganesha

 

Ganesha

Dont make the GOD angry.

Ganpati Bappa

Stop hurting GOD

 

more links:

http://trak.in/tags/business/2007/09/19/polluting-ganesh-festival-idols/

http://www.blog.co.uk/media/photo/untitled/1971229

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Abhinav Bindra – First Indian to win an individual gold medal in Olympics

August 12, 2008 1 comment

By winning the gold in the 10 m Air Rifle event at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, he became the first Indian to win an individual gold medal at the Olympic Games.

India’s 25-year-old Abhinav Bindra created history in Beijing, by wining the first gold medal in any individual category for India in the 108-year Olympics history.

Final Score:

Final shots:

10.7

10.3

10.4

10.5

10.5

10.5

10.6

10.0

10.2

10.8

Total : 104.5

International performance

He won six medals at various international meets in 2001.

In the 10 m Air rifle event at the 2002 Commonwealth Games, Manchester, he won Gold in the Pairs event and Silver in the individual event.

At the 2004 Olympic Games, he scored 597 in the qualification round and was placed third behind Qinan Zhu (599 – Olympic Record) and Li Jie (598). In the finals, Abhinav finished with 97.6 points, last in the field of eight and was the only player below 100 points. His sub-par finals dropped him from third to seventh.

At the 2006 Melbourne Commonwealth Games, he won the Gold in the Pairs event and the Bronze in the Singles event. Abhinav missed the 2006 Asian Games at Doha because of a back injury.

Abhinav, who was the youngest Indian participant at the 2000 Olympic Games

Personal profile:

Born: September 28, 1982, Dehra Dun, India

Residence: Chandigarh, India

Sources:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abhinav_Bindra

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