Thursday, June 3, 2010
महाजाल पर सुरेश चिपलूनकर (Suresh Chiplunkar): उम्मीद है कि रॉन वॉट्स दम्पति को भारत रत्न मिलकर रहेगा… ... Ron Watts, Conversion Adventist Church
कनाडा निवासी वॉट्स दम्पति “सेवेन्थ-डे एडवेंटिस्ट चर्च” के दक्षिण एशिया प्रभारी हैं। 1997 में जिस समय इन्होंने इस चर्च के दक्षिण एशिया का प्रभार संभाला, उस समय 103 वर्षों के कार्यकाल में भारत में इसके सदस्यों की संख्या दो लाख पच्चीस हजार ही थी। लेकिन सिर्फ़ 5 साल में अर्थात 2002 तक ही वॉट्स दम्पति ने भारत में इसके सदस्यों की संख्या 7 लाख तक पहुँचा दी (है ना कमाल का काम!!!)। इन्होंने गरीब भारतीयों के लिये इतना जबरदस्त काम किया, कि सिर्फ़ एक दिन में ही ओंगोल (आंध्रप्रदेश) में 15018 लोगों ने धर्म परिवर्तन करके ईसाई धर्म अपना लिया।
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- Strategic Gathering Held At Ram Ratan Vidya Mandir,Bhayender West-By ParasRajput
- Maloy Krishna Dhar was twelve when he crossed the ‘rivers of blood’ and ‘mountains of carcasses’ that marked the pathway from East Pakistan to India. Sixty-five years and seven books later, he has chronicled the final train ride to the new India in his latest book, Train to India: Memories of Another Bengal.
- Somebody once told me that while the people in North and Northwest India still seethe over those dreadful days, the people of West Bengal concluded that religion lay at the root cause of the violence, and hence turned to communism. Would you agree? I beg to disagree. Religion was at the core of Muslim separatist politics everywhere. In Bengal too, religion was used to partition Bengal in 1906 and again in 1947. In Bengal, Congress was never a peak movement. The peak movements were nationalist terrorism, armed struggle and a drift towards socialism introduced by Netaji Subhas and others. Mainstream Congress had ditched C. R. Das and Subhas, and had foisted the Nehru family. Gandhi aided that machination. Later, frustration with the Congress’ attitude towards Bengali refugees convinced the Bengalis that P.C. Ghosh and B. C. Roy were lackeys of Gandhi and Nehru. The Bengalis wanted a system change, and therefore welcomed the communists. This was because frustration with Congress had driven them to seek a viable alternative.
- On June 01, 2010 for the first time ever, an Indian VVIP group undertook an 8-day pilgrimage on the Ramayana Trail in Sri Lanka, visiting over 16 legendary sites out of 52 already identified associated with the Rama-Sita-Ravana epic. This Group comprising 150 visitors was initiated by the Ashok Vatika Dharshan Yathra Samithi of New Delhi. The Group also participated at the inauguration of the Ramayana Research Centre at Divurumpola (Close to Welimada) where Seetha Devi performed Agni Pareeksha by jumping into a pyre to prove her purity! Through annals of history and pre-history, this site so important and sacred to Rama-Sita Hindu devotees is being protected and preserved by the Buddhist clergy and the village communities of the area.