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The ABC of LIFE
After a long gap of one year I am writing on my blog. FACEBOOK has suppressed my blog writing because of its convenience and popularity. I was simply posting photos, quotes and up-dates on FACEBOOK. Now I have decided to write blog once in a week and post the link in my FACEBOOK & TWITTER sites.
Everyday I read inspirational quotes from newspapers, magazines, books, Internet etc. to learn, to enjoy and keep myself motivated for life and society.Today I was helping my daughter to arrange her books and notebooks in the cupboard. I saw back cover of a notebook (published by NAVNEET Publication (I) Ltd., Mumbai) with 26 quotes arranged serially from "A to Z" alphabets. I found these quotes as interesting and inspirational. I am posting these on my blog for wider dissemination for learning of others. I hope you will enjoy these quotes.
THE ABC OF LIFE
A – Avoid negative people, places, things and habits.
B – Believe in yourself.
C – Consider things from all angles.
D – Don’t give up and don’t give in.
E – Enjoy life today. Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow
F – Family and friends are hidden treasures. Always
G – Give more than you planned.
H – Hang on your dreams.
I – Ignore those who try to discourage you.
J – Just do it.
K – Keep trying no matter how hard it seems. It will
L – Love yourself first and most.
M – Make dreams happen.
N – Never lie, cheat or steal. Always strike a fair
O – Open your eyes and see things as they really are.
P – Practice makes perfect.
Q – Quitters never win and winners never quit.
R – Read and learn about everything important to you.
S – Stop procrastinating.
T – Take control of your own destiny.
U – Understand yourself in order to understand others
V – Visualize your dreams.
W – Want your dream more than anything.
X – Xccelerate your efforts.
Y – You are a unique individual. Nothing can replace
Colonel (Retd.) BinayKumar (Hazaribagh district of Jharkhand) is promoting an unique pump (he named it PrakritiJalUrja) in Jharkhnad which runs on hydraulic pressure. It does not require fuel of any kind (diesel / petrol, electricity, human or animal driven). It runs for 24 hours. It is environment friendly and pollution free. It can be used for multipurpose i.e. Community Rural Water Supply, Micro-irrigation, for animal use etc. It is suitable for hilly and mountainous areas of India. Quality of life of poor tribal people who lives in remote hilly and forest area will improve significantly if we promote this pump widely.
CONGRATULATION Col. BinayKumar for your innovation and continuous effort.
Col. (Retd) Binay Kumar who belongs to Hazaribagh district of Jharkhand has innovated and demonstrated in installing a unique pump set which runs for 24 hours without use of any fuel (diesel, petrol, electricity, animal or human driven etc.). He named it as PRAKRITI JAL URJA Pump. The pump works on hydraulic power and lifts water from lower to a higher level.
He installed two schemes in Hazaribagh & Koderma district of Jharkhand under Mukhya Mantri Kissan Khushali Yojna (MMKKY), Govt. of Jharkhand.
Salient Features & Benefits
• It uses energy of flowing water of spring, stream, canal or river to pump part of falling water to a height above the source. • Lifts water to an elevation three to five times more than the water fall for Irrigation. Water can be lifted to ten times more than the water fall for Drinking water. • Runs continuously for 24 hours. • No cost of running i.e. It does not require any kind of fuel (diesel, petrol, kerosene, electric, solar, animal or human driven powe…
By Marguerite Theophil, The Times of India, Ranchi (Saturday, January 1, 2011)
A gift of a bracelet from Ghana at first looks like a series of linked hearts, but on closer inspection i notice a stylised bird. I learn that this is the Sankofa, a mythical bird from their culture that flies forward while looking backward, with an egg held in its mouth.
The word Sankofa derives from the Akan people, a West African ethnic group that today resides in Ghana and the Ivory Coast. The Akan, over centuries, developed a highly artistic and communicative system of ideographic and pictographic symbols, each representing a specific concept, proverb or saying rooted in the Akan experience. These symbols can be found used extensively in indigenous textiles, metal and wood work, jewellery and architecture, too.
The older African religions had no sacred texts. Their beliefs were handed down mostly orally through proverbs and stories or through pictorial symbols. A proverb from which the concept an…