Newsletter - August 2022
Swami Sivananda, a 126-year-old yoga guru, known as the oldest Indian and the happiest man was at the Sports Expo at Hitex on 28th August, Sunday morning. The organizers invited him to participate in Yoga as part of the ongoing Sports Expo at Madhapur. He showed his Yoga skills by demonstrating a few asanas –Paschimottanasana, Sarvangasana, and Pavanamuktasana to name a few to the 1000-plus Yoga enthusiasts at a yoga program called Yoganamami.
While talking to the media he said it was his maiden visit to the city. People of Hyderabad are lovely people by heart and soul. I wish them to practice Yoga regularly. In reply to a question, he said his date of birth is 8th August 1896. He has given a brief personal life profile and a colour photocopy of his Aadhar Card.
Revealing the secret behind his long life, he said, it is a simple life. Life without money, no donations, no desire, no oil, salt, milk, fruit, no day sleeping, and guru Omkarananda Goswami’s Kripa, all led to disease-free 126 years of life. Please see the entire interview by clicking the link: https://youtu.be/wDDJQtQFPdI
Regular yoga practice as a party of Green health is one of the important verticals of the Green Rameswaram project. We are conducting regular yoga classes in the morning and evening at our Green Rameswaram office since last eight years. Now, our work is spreading to other areas of Rameswaram as well. Hope, in the coming years yoga will not remain limited to practicing yogsana and pranayama, but will be a way of life to be healthy and happy like Shri.Sivananda.
This month’s newsletter has the following highlights:
- Dr.Sanjay Banerji in his blog writes that “Management is Everywhere”
- Dr.A.Abirami, Programme Officer of the C.P.R. Environmental Educational Center writes about the herbal plant – Bamboo
- Livelihood Opportunities covers training on ‘Value added products from fish’ and E-Rickshaw
- Revival and Renovation of Traditional Water Bodies, we covered traditional bhumi pooja at Jatayu Teertham and Repairs and maintenance of a few Teerthams
- In Social capital - Teertha Poojas, Cleaning of Traditional water bodies, Deepa pooja, Sumangali pooja, celebration of Independence day etc. and finally 'Green Rameswaram newsletter’ by the students and for the students of Rameswaram
With best wishes,Editorial Team
Green Rameswaram Project
Rameswaram - 623526
Ph: 04573 - 222296(office)
Management is Everywhere
(We are all managers and leaders)
We saw that the essence of management may be captured by two words – coordination & communication. Now, we shall briefly explore the presence and the need for management in every field of human activities. As charity begins at home, let us begin with a housewife. She has the unique role and responsibilities for taking care of all members of the house, in terms of their food, clothing and shelter literally. Well, the shelter may be there, but she has to ensure that everyone has a comfortable bed to sleep.
History of Bhadrakaliamman Temple
One of the Asta durga Protecting Rameswaram is Bhadrakaliamman. The temple located on the way to Mankadu. For many locals Badhrakaliamman is the ancestral goddess and being worshipped by Lakhs of people all over Tamilnadu. Every New moon and full moon day is very auspicious in this temple. Festivals are Navarathiri, Chithirai Thiruvizha and Aadi festival.
Herbal Garden (Muligai Vanam)
Distribution and Habitat
Bamboo, a perennial, giant woody grass belongs to the family Poaceae. It is widely found in tropical, subtropical and mild temperate zones of the world. It often occurs spontaneously or naturalized on river banks, roadsides, wastelands and open grounds. Although bamboo is taxonomically a grass, its habit is tree like. It is described as tall woody with stems thorny and numerous.
Status of SHGs
Fish Value Added Training programme
Green Rameswaram requested ICICI Foundation to conduct Fish value added products training for Thangatchiamadam and as such the programme was inaugurated on 28, July 2022. However, it was conducted from 02 August 2022 to 6 August 2022.
“Revival and Renovation of
Traditional Water Bodies” Jatayu Teertham
Jatayu Teertham is in the forest area. Getting permission for renovation was a difficult task. However, with some efforts and follow up, forest department gave a permission for the renovation of dilapidated water body as it will help the cattle and forest animals.
The traditional pooja was performed on 29th August 2022. We will cover the renovation work in the next issue.
Green Rameswaram Trust
On 19 August 2022 Sumangali pooja was organized for our Pasumai Kulu members by the Cluster committee members. The event was successful. Around 60 members participated in the event. All the members did the sumangali pooja with the lamp and they changed the yellow thread of their thali. They received the blessings from the elderly sumangali members.