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Proud of these potential change makers whose inventions are expected to improve human lives across the world

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If NBC news to be believed, White House drafted a policy to cut the number of legal immigrants who receive federal benefits, to protect the interests of American taxpayers. #greencardsUSA #WhiteHousenews #USCISnews #latestUSAnews #USimmigrationreforms
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While India left no stone unturned in the 72nd Independence Day celebration, Indian Diaspora in the United States commemorated the day with equal vigor. The Indian Embassy in Washington organized a spectacular event which was attended by numerous members of the Indian American community. Ambassador Navtej Sarna hoisted the Tricolor and addressed the gathering and read out President Ram Nath Kovind’s note to the Indian American Community. As a part of the event, the embassy organized a competition for school children such as rendition of patriotic songs and elocution on the topic, ‘India of My Dreams’. Another event ‘Swades’ organized by Indian Community in San Jose attracted over 20,000 people. The objective of the annual event is to promote the Indian culture and art. Also, the Empire State Building in Manhattan, NY and Niagara Falls in Ontario were illuminated in the colors of the Indian flag to mark India's 72nd Independence Day.

#IndependenceDay2018 #IndiaUSrelations #IndiansinAmerica #IndianEmbassyWashington
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On the occasion of the 72nd Independence Day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his speech to the nation announced that an Indian would carry the Tricolor into space to commemorate the country’s 75th Independence Day in 2022. The statement was in reference to ISRO’s Gaganyaan Mission which aims to send one of its astronauts into space. A month ago, ISRO successfully conducted its first ‘pad abort’ test and the mission will be formally launched by 2022. If ISRO successfully manages to accomplish the mission, India will emerge as the fourth nation to send its astronaut into space apart from the USA, Russia, and China. ISRO will deploy its 3.7-ton Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle Mark III (GSLV Mk III), and launch it from Sriharikota. The space capsule with a 3-person crew on board will orbit planet earth for 7 days. The spacecraft manufactured in Bengaluru-based HAL (Hindustan Aeronautics Limited) is relatively smaller than the current Russian Soyuz, Chinese Shenzhou, NASA’s planned Orion spacecraft, or past Apollo capsules. Currently, the space station has set up a full-fledged training center in Bengaluru to prepare astronauts for its debut manned Mission into space. Rakesh Sharma, the first Indian astronaut to venture into space lauded the Gaganyaan Mission as "a coming of age" and a "natural corollary" of every space program.
#ISROmissions #PMModi #IndependenceDay2018 #Modispeech
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14-year-old Ayush Kishore from Bhopal brought freedom to 14 prisoners this Independence Day by donating his donating Rs 27,850 from his scholarship prize money to pay their fines. The 14 prisoners were behind the bars even after they served their respective imprisonment years because they were unable to pay the fines ranging from Rs 2,000 to Rs. 6,000. The winner of the National Child Award 2016, Ayush Kishore wanted to donate his prize money that he received from the then President of India, for the marriage of a slain jail constable’s daughter. On the Republic Day 2018, he paid fines for four prisoners and got them free. He has won several national and international awards, including his name in the Limca Book of Records for winning the Aloha International Arithmetic Competition.

#IndependenceDay2018 #FreedomofIndia #youngIndians #AyushKishoreBhopal
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Gour Hari Das whose life is a chronology of events from British India to Free India is one of the forgotten freedom fighters. Born to a freedom fighter and Gandhian in Odisha, he was sentenced to imprisonment, at the age of 14, for hoisting the unofficial flag on 26th January 1945 despite a warning from the British cops. His first meeting with Mahatma Gandhi in 1944 inspired him to join young Indira Gandhi’s band called the Vanar Sena. Gour Hari played the role of a messenger for the Congress during the Non-cooperation Movement. In Free India, he became a school teacher and continued to engage in public welfare campaigns like Vinoba Bhave’s Bhoodan movement in Bihar. Later, he joined the Khadi and Village Industries Commission in Mumbai and retired in 1989. Following a circular seeking application letters from former freedom fighters, he submitted his details in 1972. But, he faced denial and humiliation from the Maharashtra government. To prove that he did not draw benefits from Odisha government and that he was imprisoned for more than a month during the freedom movement, he knocked on 321 doors, climbed 66,000 steps, wrote 1043 letters, and pleaded 2300 times with the government officials for 32 years. Finally, he was recognized as a former freedom fighter in 2009. Later on, Maharashtra government offered him a piece of land in Mumbai City but he refused. Today, he is a life member of the National Anti-Corruption and Crime Prevention Council. He donates Rs. 8000 out of his Rs 10,000 salary for the treatment of kids suffering from cancer.

#IndependenceDay2018 #FreedomofIndia #August15 #Indianfreedomfighters
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A visit to ‘Bharat Mata’ temples in India is not lesser than any pilgrimage. Since 1930, a few temples have been consecrated to worship Mother India as Bharat Mata at some places in the country. The personification of India as a mother goddess was first conceived by artist Abanindranath Tagore. It had propelled the Indian National Movement to the next level by evoking the feelings of nationalism. In 1930, militant-nationalist Shivaprasad Gupta constructed the first Bharat Mata temple at Varanasi. This temple was inaugurated by Mahatma Gandhi. In Haridwar, Swami Satyamitranand built an 8-storey temple for Bharat Mata. The temple was inaugurated by former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi in 1983. Three decades ago, a Bharat Mata statue was brought from Haridwar, consecrated and installed in Karnataka’s Dharwad district. The people of the village pooled in the money and built the temple for Mother India without seeking any help from the government. Kanyakumari, the southernmost tip of the country also has a Bharat Mata temple, which was built at the cost of INR 15 crores in the premises of ‘Vivekananda Kendra’. Recently, Madhya Pradesh government said it would fund a “Bharat Mata” temple and allocated over five hectares of land. The temple will open to the public by January 2019.

#MotherIndia #IndianIndependenceDay #August15 #Indiantemples #ExploreIndia
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Maldhari tribe in the Indian state of Gujarat is setting an example of peaceful coexistence with the wildlife in the Gir National Park which is home to the Asiatic Lions. The number of Asiatic Lions in this sanctuary has increased from around 523 in 2015 to 600 in 2018. The reason for this rise in the lion population is attributed to the tribe’s existence in harmony with the big cats. The predominant source of food for the lions in this region comes from the cattle of the Maldhari tribe. Moreover, they feed on the unproductive cattle such as bulls, ailing calves, aged or dying domestic animals. This enables the Maldharis to go into the forest and collect the resources without fearing the lions. For the past two decades, not a single incident of lion attacks on the villagers has not been registered in this region. Furthermore, the government support and the money made from the forest resources compensate for the loss that the lions' consumption of the unproductive livestock caused to the tribe. Maldhari Tribe’s generosity is paying them rich dividends and helping growth of the lion population in Gir.

#GujaratTravel #Indiantribes #ExploreIndia #Wildlifetourism
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Bonalu, the annual festival of Telangana is celebrated in the twin cities
- Hyderabad and Secunderabad. It is patronized by the state government and is unique to the culture of Telangana. The festival is considered as thanksgiving to Goddess Mahakali for fulfilling the vows. The origin of the festival dates back to the 19th century. In 1813, cholera broke out in the twin cities and claimed thousands of lives. Just before cholera broke out, the Hyderabad Military Battalion left the city for Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh. When the news about the endemic reached the battalion, they prayed to Goddess of Ujjain’s Mahakali Temple to eradicate the cholera and save their families and in return, they would consecrate a temple to the Goddess in their city. It was believed that Goddess Mahakali eradicated the disease and kept the pestilence away. When the battalion returned to the city as promised, they installed the idol and the women started offering rice cooked with milk and jaggery in a new Brass or Earthen Pot to the Goddess. The festival falls in the month of July/August and the celebrations begin at Golconda Fort during the first Sunday of Aashaadam month of Hindu calendar and then celebrated in the remaining parts of the cities in the successive weeks. Pothuraju considered the brother of Goddess, who spearheads the procession is the cynosure of the festival. The following morning in the Rangam or Oracle event, it is believed that Goddess Mahakali foretells about possible events of the year through a woman of flesh and blood.
#Bonalufestival #Telangana #Teluguculture #traveltoHyderabad
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A prison is an unlikely place to start one’s career. But with an objective to reform the inmates and create employment for them so as to help their families financially, the Bengaluru Police Department started a bakery with 6 inmates two years ago. Taking the cue from the police department, IT giant Infosys has planned to set up a bakery within its Bengaluru campus for nearly 30,000 employees. The upcoming bakery will sell products made by the prisoners. According to Additional DGP Kamal Pant, this is the first time that they have had an outlet at an IT company. Initially, the idea of inmates-run bakery was restricted to the Bengaluru Central prisons. But later the state police department started an outlet with the name ‘Parivarthana (Transformation)’ to allow the prisoners to sell products to the public. Currently, there are 45 outlets selling baked delicacies like Frankies, Honey Cakes, Vegetable puffs, Biscuits and Cookies at government offices, Vidhana Soudha, Karnataka High Court and other places.
#Bengaluru #InfosysBengaluru #cheapflightstoBengaluru
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