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Sunday, October 19, 2008

Happy Diwali To You all

A wish
Happy Diwali
All My Friends.

Happy diwali ..............................Enjoy freinds.................................

Happy diwali SMS

With gleam of Diyas
And the Echo of the Chants
May Happiness and Contentment Fill Your life
Wishing you a very happy and prosperous Diwali!!

"aaj se aap ke yaha...dhan... ki barsat ho,
maa laxmi ka... vas... ho, sankatto ka.... nash... ho
har dil par aapka... raj... ho, unnati ka sar par... taj... ho
ghar me shanti ka.... vas... ho

Apun wishing u a wonderful,
super-duper, zabardast, xtra-badhiya, xtra special ekdum mast n dhinchak, bole to ekdum Jhakaas "HAPPY DiWALi"

Diwali, Gul ne gulshan se gulfam bheja hai,
sitaro ne gagan se salam bheja hai,
Mubarak ho apko ye "DIWALI"
Humne tahe dil se yeh paigam bheja hai.

Phool ki shuruvat kali se hoti hai,
Zindagi ki shuruvat pyar se hoti hai,
Pyar ki shuruvat apno se hoti hai aur
apno ki shuruvat aapse hoti hai.
* Happy Diwali *

diwali sms 2008 latest

Is diwali pe humari dua hai ki apka har sapnna pura ho,
duniya ke unche mukam apke ho,
shoharat ki bulandiyon par naam apka ho!
Wish u a very Happy Diwali!

Khushian ho overflow,masti kabhi na ho low,dosti ka surur chaya rahe,dhan aur shorat ki ho bauchar, aisa aaye aapke liye DIWALI KA TYOHAR

Sri ram ji aapke ghar sukh ki barsat karen, Dukhon ka naas karen. Prem ki phuljhari wa anar aapke ghar ko roshan kare. Roshni ke diye aapki jingagi me khusiya layen. Happy deepawali

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Saturday, September 27, 2008

Wish You Happy Durga Pooja

Happy Durga Pooja to all of you and your family

Happy Durga Pooja Greetings and cards

Happy Durga Pooja Greetings and cards

Wish you all Happy Durga Pooja

Wish you Happy Eid Mubarak

No greeting cards 2 give
No sweet flower 2 send
No cute graphics 2 forward
just a loving heart saying

Happy Eid Mubarak To YOU and Your Family

Wish you a Happy Eid Mubarik SMS

cented Eid Wishes
Wishing you smiles and all things nice. May this Eid bring all the comforts, you have ever wanted, and all the joy and

laugher you have ever wished By Sania

Eid leka aate hai dher sare khusiya,
Eid leka aate hai dher sare khusiya,
Eid mita deta hai insan mai duriya,
Eid hai khuda ka ek nayam tabarok
Eisi liye kahte hai sab EID MUBARAK

May Allah bless you on this auspicious day of Eid,
and May it be a new beginning of greater prosperity,
success and happiness.
Wish you a Happy Eid Mubarik

On The Pages Of Roses
With The Ink Of MoonLight
A Pen Of Love Have Written
Only Few Words For U


27 Ya 28 Ramzan Ko Agr ApKo Koi Ye Kahy
Mene Apko SbSy Phly Eid Mubarak Kaha
Usy Bata Dena K
Smart Bande Ne Bht Pehly He Keh Diya tha

When The Sun Has
Set, And Day Is Done-

I”Ll Break This Chain, But Only One.

By The End Of Ramadan, This Whole Chain Will Be All Gone!

It”S Time For Eid And Lots Of Fun!!!

Ur Relation Like Paktel
"Dil to 1 hia"
Ur LOVE Like Telenor
"Chaho kuch badh k"
Ur Cincrty Like Haleeb
"Garah Jo hai"
Ur smile Like Twist
"Hila k rakh de"
Ur Style Like Ufone
"Tum he to ho"
Ur personality Like Bonanza
"Absolutely world class"
My Rispons Like Lipton
"yehi to hai wo apnapan"

Wish you Happy Eid Mubarak Sms and messages

Eid ul adha is eid of sacrifice, and commitment to Allahs orders, May Allah bless us with the same in all circles of life,

and help all amongst us, who r helpless, worried, and waiting for his rehmat, Ameen. Eid Mubarak.

May Allah bless you on this auspicious
May Allah bless you on this auspicious day of Eid, and May it be a new beginning of greater prosperity, success and

happiness. Wish you a Happy Eid Mubarik

Missing you alot on this Eid
Missing you a lot on this Eid. Wishing you were here to celebrate this holy occasion with me .Happpppy Eid Mubarik

Aaj Khuda ki hum par ho Meharbani, In Urdu
Aaj Khuda ki hum par ho Meharbani,
Karde maf hum logo ki sare Naformani,
Eid Ka din aj aao milka kare yahi wada,
Khuda ka hi raho mai hum chalange sada.
Sare Musalman ko EID MUBARAK.

May this…Eid bring Fun (In Urdu)
May this…
Eid bring Fun, Eid bring Happiness,
Eid bring God Endless Blessings,
Eid bring fresh love…
EID MUBARAK to You with all best wishes

Aaj se Aamire Garibi ka fasle na rahe,(In Urdu)
Aaj se Aamire Garibi ka fasle na rahe,
Har Insan ek duje ko aapna bhai kahe,
Aj sob kuch bhool ka aa gale lag ja,
Mubarak ho tuje yeh EID-UL-AZHA.

Hope Love and Laugher
Hope Love and Laugher, warmth, wishes, joy and a bouquet of Eid wishes, jubilations, become a part of your Eid and Your Life.

Have a Happy Eid Mubarak.

Many are the wishes that are being sent
Many are the wishes that are being sent your way, but the is a special one for a very happy Eid Day. By Sania

Sunday, August 31, 2008

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Indian fetival season started from 3 september with "LORD GANESH UTSAV"

The Ganesh Festival is celebrated by throughout India but in Mumbai (Bombay), the country’s most populated city, the festival assumes awesome proportions.

On the last day of the 10-day Ganesh Festival, millions of people of all ages descend onto the streets leading up to the sea to immerse Lord Ganesh figurines of various shapes and sizes, dancing and singing to the rhythmic accompaniment of drums and cymbals.

Denizens of Mumbai sit indoors to avoid traffic snarls and shut their windows to keep out the thunderous sounds.

Sunday, August 3, 2008

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Saturday, June 21, 2008

Keeping friends after you say "I do" really please belive me....

In a May 8th Associated Press story in the South Bend Tribune, Friendships Can Be Altered by Marriage, journalist Maggie Koerth-Baker makes the point that nurturing friendships as a pair is often be far more challenging than when you’re a single flying solo.

Graduation can kill you????????

During the high school and college years, many women (as well as men) develop close relationships with roommates or classmates that they expect will last a lifetime.

Students are thrown together in dorms, lounges and classrooms. Being in the same place at the same time, they find they have much in common---regardless of their diverse backgrounds. They forge new friendships on soccer teams, in drama clubs, and in campus newsrooms.

In his article Friends – Will I Really Be There for You?, Michael S. Borress, managing editor of the Binghamton University student newspaper, Pipe Dream, points out that Graduation Day often marks the unexpected death of many of these friendships.


1. Having a good and well organized ED
2. Friendships that will last a lifetime.
3. Seeing the country through the eyes of the natives.
4. Showing off your own area.
5. Learning interesting facts from locals.
6. Warm welcome, kindness, friendly conversations.
7. Learning from the different cultures and relationships.
8. Seeing your own country and area when you show your incoming group around.
9. Becoming interested in hosts’ culture and foods.
10. Feeling part of a family
11. Differences in the way people live.
12. Lifestyle differences.
13. Ease of interaction.
14. Accepting each other – Open-mindedness.
15. Seeing new industries and technology.
16. Comfortable accommodations.
17. Learning the other language a bit.
18. Dramatizing and acting out through the language barrier.
19. Great tours, such as the plywood factory or a banana plantation.
20. Hiking with a naturalist.
21. Falling in love (figuratively) with your host/hostess!
22. Different foods.
23. Dispelling the bias of the local news.
24. Getting to know your own club members.
25. Care and concern from host families when someone is ill.

Words to be remembered when u r low...

* When everything else is lost, the future still remains.

* Only those who do nothing do not make mistakes.

* Those, who don't make mistakes usually can't make anything.

* If you do little things well, you'll do big ones better.

* Winning isn't everything. But wanting to win is.

* You would achieve more, if you don't mind who gets the credit.

* If you are not failing you're not taking enough risks.

* Change your thoughts and you change your world.

* All progress has resulted from unpopular decisions.

* Never take a problem to others unless you have a solution.

* Only thing that comes to you without effort is old age.

* If you don't stand for something, you'll fall for everything.

* Don't fight too much. Or the enemy would know your art of war.

* You won't get a second chance to make the first impression.

* There are two kinds of failure persons. Those who only think & never do and those who do without thinking.

* There are two kinds of fools in this world. One who gives advice and one who doesn't take it.

Romantic countries in the world...really you read and trust

These are some of the romantic countries in the world

H.O.L.L.A.N.D. - Hope Our Love Lasts And Never Dies.

I.T.A.L.Y. - I Trust And Love You.

L.I.B.Y.A. - Love Is Beautiful; You Also.

F.R.A.N.C.E. - Friendships Remain And Never Can End.

C.H.I.N.A. - Come Here.. I Need Affection.

B.U.R.M.A. - Between Us, Remember Me Always.

N.E.P.A.L. - Never Ever Part As Lovers.

I.N.D.I.A. - I Nearly Died In Adoration.

K.E.N.Y.A. - Keep Everything Nice, Yet Arousing.

C.A.N.A.D.A. - Cute And Naughty Action that Developed into Attraction.

K.O.R.E.A. - Keep Optimistic Regardless of Every Adversity.

E.G.Y.P.T. - Everything's Great, You Pretty Thing!

M.A.N.I.L.A. - May All Nights Inspire Love Always.

T.H.A.I.L.A.N.D - Totally Happy. Always In Love And Never Dull.

Sahide Sardar Bhagat Singh Proud of INDIA(LION OF INDIA)

Family of Patriots

Bhagat Singh was born in a Sikh family of farmers in the village of Banga of Layalpur district of Punjab (now in Pakistan) on September 27th of 1907. His family stood for patriotism, reform, and freedom of the country. His grandfather Arjun Singh was drawn to Arya Samaj, a reformist movement of Hinduism, and took keen interest in proceedings of the Indian National Congress. Bhagat Singh's father Kishen Singh and uncle Ajit Singh were members of Ghadr Party founded in the U.S. in early years of this century to route British rule in India. Both were jailed for alleged anti-British activities. Ajit Singh had 22 cases against him and was forced to flee to Iran. Thereafter he went to Turkey, Austria, Germany and finally to Brazil to escape Black Water (Kalapani) punishment for his revolutionary activities in India.

The Jalianwala Bagh Massacre

Young Bhagat Singh was brought up in a politically charged state of Punjab which was left with a seething memory of the Jalianwala massacre of more than 400 innocent lives and thousands injured (1919). As a lad of fourteen he went to this spot to collect soil from the park of Jalianwala (bagh) in his lunch box, sanctified by the blood of the innocent and kept it as a memento for life.

Bhagat Singh was studying at the National College founded by Lala Lajpatrai, a great revolutionary leader and reformist. To avoid early marriage, he ran away from home and, became a member of the youth organization Noujawan Bharat Sabha which had memberships of all sects and religions. He met Chandrashekhar Azad, B.K. Dutt and other revolutionaries. They used to print handouts and newspapers in secret and spread political awareness in India through Urdu, Punjabi and English. These were all banned activities in India at the time, punishable with imprisonment.

The Simon Commission, Murder of Lala Lajpatrai and the Revenge

Anti-British feelings were spreading; Indians wanted some proper representation in running the administration of their country to which British reciprocated only on paper. Noticing restlessness was spreading, the British Government appointed a commission under the leadership of Sir John Simon in 1928, to report on political happenings. There was no single Indian member in this commission, and all the political parties decided to boycott the commission when it planned to visit major cities of India.

In Lahore, Lala Lajpatrai (picture) and Pandit Madan Mohan Malavia decided to protest to the commission in open about their displeasure. It was a silent protest march, yet the police chief Scott had banned meetings or processions. Thousands joined, without giving room for any untoward incident. Even then, Scott beat Lala Lajpatrai severely with a lathi (bamboo stick) on the head several times. Finally the leader succumbed to the injuries.

Bhagat Singh who was an eye witness to the morbid scene vowed to take revenge and with the help of Azad, Rajguru and Sukhadev plotted to kill Scott. Unfortunately he killed Mr. Sanders, a junior officer, in a case of mistaken identity. He had to flee from Lahore to escape death punishment.

Bomb in the Assembly

Instead of finding the root cause for discontent of Indians, the British government took to more repressive measures. Under the Defense of India Act, it gave more power to the police to arrest persons to stop processions with suspicious movements and actions. The act brought in the council was defeated by one vote. Even then it was to be passed in the form of an ordinance in the "interest of the public." No doubt the British were keen to arrest all leaders who opposed its arbitrary actions, and Bhagat Singh who was in hiding all this while, volunteered to throw a bomb in the central assembly where the meeting to pass the ordinance was being held. It was a carefully laid out plot, not to cause death or injury but to draw the attention of the government, that the modes of its suppression could no more be tolerated. It was agreed that Bhagat Singh and Batukeshwar Dutt would court arrest after throwing the bomb.

It was a forgone conclusion in 1929 April 8th at Delhi Central Assembly. Singh and Dutt threw handouts, and bombed in the corridor not to cause injury and courted arrest after shouting slogans Inquilab Zindabad (Long Live, Revolution!)

Meanwhile the killers of Sanders were identified by the treachery of Bhagat Singh's friends who became "Approvers." Bhagat Singh thought the court would be a proper venue to get publicity for the cause of freedom, and did not want to disown the crime. But he gave a fiery statement giving reasons for killing which was symbolic of freedom struggle. He wanted to be shot like a soldier, and not die at the gallows. But, his plea was rejected, and he was hanged on the 23rd of March 1931. He was 24.

Bhagat Singh became a legendary hero for the masses. Innumerable songs were composed about him, and the youth throughout the country made him their ideal. He became a symbol of bravery and a goal to free India.

Mahatma Gandhi on the Martyrdom of Bhagat Singh

Freedom fighter Sardar Bhagat Singh was hanged by the British on accusations of anti-government activities on March 23, 1931. Here, Gandhi pays tribute to the patriotism of the young martyr while disagreeing with his revolutionary methods. Excerpted from Gandhi's article in Young India.

Bhagat Singh and his two associates have been hanged. The Congress made many attempts to save their lives and the Government entertained many hopes of it, but all has been in a vain.
Bhagat Singh did not wish to live. He refused to apologize, or even file an appeal. Bhagat Singh was not a devotee of non-violence, but he did not subscribe to the religion of violence. He took to violence due to helplessness and to defend his homeland. In his last letter, Bhagat Singh wrote --" I have been arrested while waging a war. For me there can be no gallows. Put me into the mouth of a cannon and blow me off." These heroes had conquered the fear of death. Let us bow to them a thousand times for their heroism.
But we should not imitate their act. In our land of millions of destitute and crippled people, if we take to the practice of seeking justice through murder, there will be a terrifying situation. Our poor people will become victims of our atrocities. By making a dharma of violence, we shall be reaping the fruit of our own actions.

Hence, though we praise the courage of these brave men, we should never countenance their activities. Our dharma is to swallow our anger, abide by the discipline of non-violence and carry out our duty.
March 29, 1931

Facts that prove you are in true LOVE

When you are together with that special someone, you pretend to ignore that person.

But when that special someone is not around, you might look around to find them.

At that moment, you are in love.

Although there is someone else who always makes you laugh,

your eyes and attention might go only to that special Someone

Then, you are in love.

Although that special someone was supposed to have called you long back,

to let you know of their safe arrival, your phone is quiet.

You are desperately waiting for the call!

At that moment, you are in love.

If you are much more excited for one short e-mail from

that special someone than other many long e-mails,

you are in love.

When you find yourself as one who cannot erase all the

emails or SMS messages in your phone because of one message from that special someone,

you are in love.

When you get a couple of free movie tickets, you would

not hesitate to think of that special someone.

Then, you are in love.

You keep telling yourself, "that special someone is just a friend",

but you realize that you can not avoid that person's special attraction.

At that moment, you are in love.

While reading this, if someone appears in your mind,

then u are in love with that person...

Ten worlds of real true Life

HELL: All conditions of suffering and despair. In this state, we are utterly devoid of freedom, and undergo extreme and indescribable suffering.

HUNGER: Consumed by desire and a sense of lack, Hunger is a state characterized by an insatiable desire. In this state, a person is tormented by relentless craving and by his inability to satisfy it.

INSTINCT (ANIMALITY): The state of Animality is governed by instinct, and one has no sense of reason or morality. A person in the state of Animality is in fear of the strong, but despises and preys upon those weaker than himself. One is dominated by a selfish ego. A person in this state is compelled by the need to be superior to others in all things, despising others and valuing himself alone.

ANGER: The fourth world is Anger. It's filled with various aspects of anger, hostility and rage, from whatever motivation and whether directed to others or toward oneself. This world also can involve striving for power and domination.

*These four states are collectively called the four lower worlds.

HUMANITY/TRANQUILIT WORLD: The fifth world is the normal basic state of neutral human experience. In this state, one can pass fair judgment, control one's instinctive desires with reason, and act in harmony with one's environment or society.

RAPTURE: The sixth world is Heaven or Rapture. This state indicates the sense of pleasure and ecstasy one feels when desire is fulfilled. However, the joy in this state is temporary and disappears with the passage of time or with even a slight change in circumstances. It is said that the shortest road to Hell (suffering) is from Rapture.

*These six worlds from Hell through Heaven are where the majority of people spend most of their time, moving back and forth among them. In these states, people are governed by reactions to external influences, and therefore they are extremely vulnerable to changing circumstances.

LEARNING: In the seventh world, learning - seeking some lasting truth - pervades. Generally one enters this life condition after pursuing the truth of life through the teachings of others. This life condition is relatively free from avarice, anger, stupidity, arrogance and doubt, as well as from bias or depravity. However, a selfish or arrogant mind, although hidden, is still present to some extent in this life condition.

REALIZATION: In this condition, one seeks some lasting truth through their own observations and effort, and attains a degree of emancipation by perceiving the chain of causation, or by observing the natural order. In other words, one understands cause and effect as the nature of life in the universe. Because this is a life condition reached by discovering the truth in the universe after much effort, the sense of fulfillment felt in this state may be deeper than that gained in the world of learning. *Realization and Learning can often turn into arrogance, because people in these life conditions become stubbornly attached to their own realization with its limited perspective. Learning and Realization are called the two vehicles. The defect of the two vehicles lies in the fact that persons in these states may primarily seek only their own salvation and enlightenment.

COMPASSIONATE ALTRUISM In the ninth world, one aspires to enlightenment, and also devotes oneself to compassionate actions and altruism. Those in this state dwell among common mortals of the Six Paths humbly, while respecting others. They seek to serve and benefit others. This life condition is characterized by the great desire to extend help to those who are suffering.

ENLIGHTENMENT or ACTUALIZATION: The highest life condition is a state of perfect and absolute freedom in which one enjoys boundless wisdom and compassion, and is filled with the courage and power to overcome all hardships. This is the condition underlying the rich, altruistic activities of the Bodhisattva, in which one takes the sufferings of others as his own and defies all obstacles to help others change their destiny. One demonstrates to others how they can call up their own Buddhahood from within themselves

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Holi SMS and Message

Be ready, you can not skip being coloured by me this time. Don't just lock your self up on the day and Holi hard. It comes once in a year and make the most of it. So please, play with me. I wish you my hearty best wishes for the festival.

Sunhari Dhup Barsat ke Bad thodi Si Hashi Har Bat ke Bad Usi Tarah Ho Mubarak App Ko Ye Nayi Subah Kal rat Ke Bad Happy Holi.

rang de basanti rang de basanti rang de basanti rang de basanti rang de basanti rang de basanti rang de basanti rang de basanti rang de basanti ...........arey yaar sidha samajhna ....happy holi !

Rang udaye Pichkari, rang se rang jaye duniya sari, holi ke rang aapke jeevan ko rang de...... yahi shubha kaamna hai hamari HAPPY HOLI
Pichkari Gulal ke tyohar ko Apne shubh Chintako Ke saath Manaye.Hum umeed Karte Hain ki iss Avsar Par apki Zindagi Bhi haseen RangoSe bharJaye.Happy Holi

Bhar bhar ke jaam pilaao,chang aur mridang bajao,gile shikve bhul jaao,man galiyaara chaheke,aisi satrangi chadar faihrao,aao sab milkar holi manao!

Wish **U **all **Happy** **Holi* . *May **this** **Holi** **brings** **a **lot** **of* ***joy** **and* ***happiness** **in* ***our **life.* *&* *May* ***this** **Festival* ***of **colours** **shower** **upon* ***you ** **and **your** **dear ****ones** **the** charm **and* ***charisma **of** **a **life** **time**.*

KHUSIA ho overflow,Mastikabhi na hoSlow.JEB me HO Bhari MAYA.SUKH SUVIDHA ki hoChaya.SAR pe ho yash ki ROLI.JOR se Bolo HAPPY HOLI.

Jeewan k har rang dosto se hai Koi Laal, Koi Neela Koi Hara,Koi Peela Par jab bhi aapko dekhte hai dil bus yehi puchta hai. YEH NAYA rang konsa hai. Happy Holi
Aapka aangan Vasant Utsav ke rangon se bhar jaye! Wishing you a Happy Holi full of many happy moments!

Time to soak in d freshness of spring,HOLI is here,let d colours Pour in!Hope U hv lots of fun singing,dancing & splashing colours on everyone!

This HOLI I want U 2 be bathed in d colour of joy....May happiness & good fortune be showered generously!HAPPY HOLI!

What is the Meaning of Good Friday? you know that?

Good Friday is the solemn commemoration of the passion and death of Jesus Christ. This day is the most sorrowful of any day in the history of the world for Christians. Jesus, innocent and without sin, freely offered His life for the redemption of the sins of the entire world.

How is this possible? How can the sacrifice of one man be enough to redeem the gruesome sins of mankind? The sacrifice on the cross was the offering of God Himself. God, the almighty and infinite master of the universe made an infinite offering by His sacrifice on the cross. Our sins, though many and serious are finite. They are limited, though they are numerous. We cannot count them. They are too many, but God, knowing and seeing all knows all of our sins.

His sacrifice is an eternal one, by which we receive an eternal reward. By our sins beginning in the Garden of Eden and continuing throughout the history of humanity, we sentenced ourselves to separation from God for eternity. God is perfect, and through our sins, we blemished ourselves such that we could not be united with God in Heaven.

God, however, is compassionate and gave us a redemption from our sins. The death of Jesus on the Cross is the eternal sacrifice that removes the eternal consequences of our sinful nature. Christ in His mercy opened the Gates of Heaven for us.

There are many who freely choose to reject this gift. There are also many who accept it. Regardless of our response to this offering of His life, the gift was generously offered for the redemption of all. This gift is the manifestation of perfect love. Jesus was innocent of all sin. He gave the most precious gift that anyone could give: His Life. For, as it says in the Gospel of John, “No one has greater love than this, to lay down one's life for one's friends.” (John 15:13).

This is the day when that famous verse, quoted in all corners of the world, written on signs at sporting events, and written on the hearts of all mankind came to fulfillment. John 3:16 tells us, “For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him might not perish but might have eternal life.”

Let us not forget this amazing gift. Let us not reject this gift whether outright or through our sinfulness. Our Lord spared no pain, retained no shred of human dignity. He was scourged, crowned with thorns, spat upon, made to carry a cross through the streets, filled with a hostile crowd, nailed to a cross and killed for our sins. There is no sacrifice we can make that can even compare to His. For though we suffer, we are sinful. Our Lord was perfect and was tortured and killed for us.

We must conform our lives to goodness. We must sacrifice the pleasures of sinfulness so that we may be united with Him in Heaven. For though He died to redeem our sins, we must still accept this gift in our lives. We must live for Christ.


The Solemn Prayers of Good Friday really

In what concerns the Solemn Prayers of the Good Friday Liturgy, the Transalpine Redemptorists will obey with submission the newly promulgated Prayer for the Jews as ordered by His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI on February 4th 2008.

Fr. Michael Mary, C.SS.R.
Vicar General
8 February, 2007

The chanting of the Solemn Prayer for the Jews

The Text Ordered by the Pope

Oremus et pro Iudaeis.
Ut Deus et Dominus noster illuminet corda eorum,
ut agnoscant Iesum Christum salvatorem omnium hominum.
Flectamus genua.
Omnipotens sempiterne Deus,
qui vis ut omnes homines salvi fiant et ad agnitionem veritatis veniant,
concede propitius,
ut plenitudine gentium in Ecclesiam Tuam intrante omnis Israel salvus fiat.
Per Christum Dominum nostrum.
An unofficial translation of the prayer is:

Let us pray, and also for the Jews.
May our God and Lord enlighten their hearts,
so that they may acknowledge Jesus Christ, saviour of all men.
Let us pray.
Let us kneel.
Almighty and everlasting God,
who desirest that all men be saved and come to the knowledge of truth,
mercifully grant that,
as the fullness of the Gentiles enters into Thy Church, all Israel may be saved.
Through Christ Our Lord.

The Good Friday Prayer, Continued

Ruth Gledhill quotes a blogger named Irene who in turn quotes a friend who commented about the revision of the Good Friday prayer:

Irene, who is currently refreshing her knowledge of Latin at Haifa uni, says: This text would not be acceptable to the majority of the Jewish people, for whom any attempt to get us to convert to belief in Jesus as Messiah goes against the tenets of Judaism. This prayer would appear to be on a par with those evangelical Christians (not all, of course) who wish all Jews to emigrate to Israel, in order to hasten to second coming of Christ.

'I have an Anglican friend staying with me at present and I read it to her and she wasn’t very amused and thought it a damned cheek, actually.

'She said. ‘It implies that if you don’t recognize Jesus Christ, you won’t be saved’. In Judaism you can be ‘saved’, or at least be worthy of heaven without being a Jew. This would appear to be the main difference between the Jewish and Catholic approaches.'

It is difficult not to conclude that this represents a re-emergence of supercessionism. A discussion of the Pope's views when he was still Joseph Ratzinger shows that the former Pope clearly regarded the 'new covenant' as the fulfilment of the covenant of Sinai.

Bolding of Irene's friend's comment is mine. A damned cheek indeed. But then of course, Jesus is only the Son of God...

The Good Friday Prayer

The Good Friday Prayer

RORATE CAELI has the new version of the prayer in Latin and an unofficial translation.

Doctor Alcuin Reid:

Roma locuta est: causa finita est. This traditional maxim of Catholic life needs to be remembered. It refers to the right of the Holy See – and most specifically of the Sovereign Pontiff – to decide on matters of discipline and governance of the Church. Once the arguments have been duly heard and the Supreme Authority decides, loyal Catholics obey: even if they personally disagree about the prudence or otherwise of a decision.

Holi Special SMS

Lal, gulabi, neela, pila hathon me liya samet, Holi ke din rangenge sajni, kar ke meethi bhent. Holi Mubarak Ho!

Rangon se bhi rangeen zindagi hai humari, rangeeli rahe yeh bandagi hai humari, kabhi na bigde ye pyar ki rangoli, aye mere yaar aisi Happy Holi.

Gul ne gulshan se gulfam bheja hai,
Sitaro ne aasman se salaam bheja hai,
Mubaraq ho aapko holi ka tyohar,
Humne dil se yeh paigam bheja hai. HAPPY HOLI.


Rango ke tyohar mein sabhi rango ki ho bharmar,
Dher saari khushiyon se bhara ho aapka sansar,
Yahi dua hai bhagwan se hamari har bar,
Holi Mubarak ho mere yaar!

Aapne dil ka haal batana chod diya, humne bhi gehrai mein jaana chod diya. Holi se pehle hi aapne nahana chod diya?

Rang barse bhige chunar wali, rang barse o rang barse bhige chunar wali... rang barse, are rang barse bhige chunar wali... Are! Ab ghar jao nahi to jukham lag jayega.

Good Friday SMS

"Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and foreever." Hebrews. 13:8. His life still gives us hope, May you live in his unchanging love. May Jesus who was born in a manger be born agani in your Heart. Good Friday!

The Lord lights up our way into eternal bliss. Good Friday!

May the Almighty God Bless You on Good Friday!

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Women's Day Special SMS and MESSAGE

if u can stay calm while every1 else is goin mad ... u probably havnt completely understood the situation!

FRIENDS are like stars…you do not ALWAYS SEE them but you know they are always there!..

A Person Who Asks A Question Is A Fool For Five Minutes. A Person Who Doesn't Is A Fool Forever

Dont b afraid 2 expose yourself.Reach out and tell sum1 wot they mean 2 u coz when u decide its the right time it might b 2 late!

Sumtimes its harder 2 say no wen u really mean yes.Its hard 2 close ur eyes wen u really want 2 see.But the hardest thing 2 do is to let go wen u want to stay

What do you do when the only person who can stop you crying, is the person who makes you cry in the first place?

You might regret what you do- but you'll you regret what you don't do SO much more

2 let go doesnt mean 2 stop carin.2 let go is to learn theres sumthin beyond.2 let go means acceptin reality.2 let go is lovin more coz u only want the best.

If you are the flame you can't be burned

Yesterday is history tomorrow is a is a gift that is why we call it the present!

international woman's day sms

Women is symbol of Shakti, God's finest & beautiful creation without whom no creation is possible. One who gives birth n nurtures. Happy women's day

On a silent night when friend r few, i close my eyes and fink of u, a silent nite, a silent tear, a silent wish,dat u were here!

stars have 5ends, squares have4 ends, triangles have3 ends, lines have2 ends, life has1 end, but i hope our friendship has no end

Although its quite a statement, Well it happens 2 b true. The best friend i ever had, Im glad 2 say its u!

Smiles 'n' Tears, Giggles 'n' Laughs, Late nite calls 'n' Cute fotographs, ill b rite here till da day of ma death best friends forever till ma very last breath!!

The years will come the years will go but with each 1 i wil always know whichever way the road may bend u wil always be my best friend

when it hurts 2 look back & ur scared 2 look ahead, just look beside u & i will b there.

i cant txt u roses or fax u my email u kisses but wed stil b apart.i luv u 2 pieces n just wish ud c dat i care 4 u so much coz u mean da world 2 me.

I wish I was a teddy bear, that lay upon your bed, so everytime you cuddled it, you cuddled me instead

14 Inspirational Quotes to Celebrate International Women's Day

1. "God gave women intuition and femininity. Used properly,
the combination easily jumbles the brain of any man I've
ever met." ~ Farrah Fawcett

2. "Women are the real architects of society." ~ Harriet
Beecher Stowe

3. "If you want something said, ask a man; if you want
something done, ask a woman." ~ Margaret Thatcher

4. "The fastest way to change society is to mobilize the
women of the world." ~ Charles Malik

5. "Remember, Ginger Rogers did everything Fred Astaire
did, but backwards and in high heels." ~ Faith Whittlesey

6. "Somewhere out in this audience may even be someone who
will one day follow in my footsteps, and preside over the
White House as the President's spouse. I wish him well!" ~
Barbara Bush

7. "Women have served all these centuries as looking
glasses possessing the magic and delicious power of
reflecting the figure of a man at twice its natural size."
~ Virginia Woolf

8. "Men who treat women as helpless and charming playthings
deserve women who treat men as delightful and generous bank
accounts." ~ Author Unknown

9. "Women who seek to be equal with men lack ambition." ~
Timothy Leary

10. "Follow your instincts. That's where true wisdom
manifests itself." ~ Oprah Winfrey

11. "One cannot be always laughing at a man without now and
then stumbling on something witty." ~ Jane Austen

12. "The trouble with some women is they get all excited
about nothing - and then they marry him." ~ Cher

13. "If men can run the world, why can't they stop wearing
neckties? How intelligent is it to start the day by tying
a little noose around your neck?" ~ Linda Ellerbee

14. "I earn and pay my own way as a great many women do
today. Why should unmarried women be discriminated against
- unmarried men are not." ~ Dinah Shore

Interesting facts about Nokia Mobile Phone!!!!!

Here are some facts of our beloved phone company "NOKIA"

1) The ringtone "Nokia tune" is actually based on a 19th century guitar work named "Gran Vals" by Spanish musician Francisco Tárrega. The Nokia Tune was originally named "Grande Valse" on Nokia phones but was changed to "Nokia Tune" around 1998 when it became so well known that people referred to it as the "Nokia Tune."

2) The world's first commercial GSM call was made in 1991 in Helsinki over a Nokia-supplied network, by Prime Minister of Finland Harri Holkeri, using a Nokia phone.

3) Nokia is currently the world's largest digital camera manufacturer, as the sales of its camera-equipped mobile phones have exceeded those of any conventional camera manufacturer.

4) The "Special" tone available to users of Nokia phones when receiving SMS (text messages) is actually Morse code for "SMS". Similarly, the "Ascending" SMS tone is Morse code for "Connecting People," Nokia's slogan. The "Standard" SMS tone is Morse code for "M" (Message).

5) The Nokia corporate font (typeface) is the AgfaMonotype Nokia Sans font, originally designed by Eric Spiekermann. Its mobile phone User's Guides Nokia mostly used the Agfa Rotis Sans font.

6) In Asia, the digit 4 never appears in any Nokia handset model number, because 4 is considered unlucky in many parts of Southeast/East Asia.

7) Nokia was listed as the 20th most admirable company worldwide in Fortune's list of 2006 (1st in network communications, 4th non-US company).

8. Unlike other modern day handsets, Nokia phones do not automatically start the call timer when the call is connected, but start it when the call is initiated. (Except for Series 60 based handsets like the Nokia 6600)

9) Nokia is sometimes called aikon (Nokia backwards) by non-Nokia mobile phone users and by mobile software developers, because "aikon" is used in various SDK software packages, including Nokia's own Symbian S60 SDK.

10) The name of the town of Nokia originated from the river which flowed through the town. The river itself, Nokianvirta, was named after the old Finnish word originally meaning sable, later pine marten. A species of this small, black-furred predatory animal was once found in the region, but it is now extinct.

Who is clever? Teacher or student? Really Funny ! decide and put the comment

One Night 4 College Students Were Playing Till Late Night

And Didn't Study For The Test Which Was Scheduled For The Next Day.

In the morning they thought of a plan.

They made themselves look as dirty and weird with grease and dirt.

They then went up to the Dean and said that they had gone out to a wedding last night

and on their return the tyre of their car burst and they had to push the car!

all the way back and that they were in no condition to appear for the test.

So the Dean said they can have the re-test after 3 days.

They thanked him and said they will be ready by that time.

On the third day they appeared before the Dean.

The Dean said that as this was a Special Condition Test,

All four were required to sit in seperate classrooms for the test.

They all agreed as they had prepared well in the last 3 days.

The Test consisted of 2 questions with the total of 100 Marks.

Q.1. Your Name........ ......... ........( 2 MARKS )

Q.2. Which tyre burst ?........... ....( 98 MARKS )

a) Front Left
b) Front Right
c) Back Left
d) Back Right .....!!!

The Indian read and enjoy

A man dies and goes to hell.

There he finds that there is a different hell for each country.

He goes to the German hell and asks, "What do they do here?"

He told, "First they put you in an electric chair for an hour.

Then they lay you on a bed of nails for another hour.

Then the German devil comes in and beats you for the rest of the day."

The man does not like the sound of that at all, so he moves on.

He checks out the USA hell as well as the Russian hell and many more.

He discovers that they are all more or less the same as the German hell.

Then he comes to the Indian hell and finds that there is a long line of people waiting to get in.

Amazed, he asks, "What do they do here?"

He told, "First they put you in an electric chair for an hour.

Then they lay you on a bed of nails for another hour.

Then the Indian devil comes in and beats you for the rest of the day.

"But that is exactly the same as all the other hells - why are there so many people waiting to get in?"


Because maintenance is so bad that the electric chair does not work,

someone has stolen all the nails from the bed


the devil is a former Govt servant,

so he comes in, signs the register and then goes to the canteen!!!!! !

2-way mirror - Very Important! For ALL WOMEN, U R BEING WATCHED...

How to determine if a mirror is 2 way or not (Not a Joke!)?
Not to scare you, but to make sure that you aware. Many of the Hotels and
Textile showrooms cheat the customers this way & watch privately.

When we visit toilets, bathrooms, hotel rooms, changing rooms, etc.,
How many of you know for sure that the seemingly ordinary mirror hanging on
the wall is a real mirror, or actually a 2-way mirror i.e., they can
see you, but you can't see them. There have been many cases of people
installing 2-way mirrors in female changing rooms or bathroom or bedrooms.
It is very difficult to positively identify the surface by just looking at
it. So, how do we determine with any amount of certainty what type of
mirror we are looking at?

Place the tip of your fingernail against the reflective surface and if
there is a GAP between your fingernail and the image of the nail,
then it is a GENUINE mirror.

However, if your fingernail DIRECTLY TOUCHES the image of your nail, then
BEWARE, IT IS A 2-WAY MIRROR!(There is someone seeing you from the
other side). So remember, every time you see a mirror, do the "fingernail
test." It doesn't cost you anything. It is simple to do.

This is a really good thing to do. The reason there is a gap on a real
mirror, is because the silver is on the back of the mir! ror UNDER the
Whereas with a two-way mirror, the silver is on the surface. Keep it in
mind! Make sure and check every time you enter in hotel rooms. May be
someone is making a film on you.

Ladies: Share this with your friends.
Men: Share this with your sisters, wife, daughters, friends, colleagues,
Pass this message to all Ur friends in the Contacts

Free Download Christmas Song, Christmas Ringtones, Christmas Tunes

The Twelve Days of Christmas (I) ,

The Twelve Days of Christmas (II)

Little Drummer Boy (I)

Little Drummer Boy (II)

Little Drummer Boy (III)

Oh Come Let Us Adore Him (I)

Oh Come Let Us Adore Him (II)

Fantasy on Silent Night

The First Noel (I)

The First Noel (II)

The First Noel (III)

The First Noel (IV)

Silent Night (V)

Silent Night (GM version)

Do You Hear What I Hear

JJ Jingle

Jolly Old Saint Nicholas

Joy To The World (I)

Joy To The World (II)

Joy To The World (III)

Joy To The World (IV)

Gloria in Excelsis Deo

Let It Snow (I)

Let It Snow (II)

Let It Snow (III)

Merry Little Christmas

It Came upon a Midnight Clear (I)

It Came upon a Midnight Clear (II)

It Came upon a Midnight Clear (III)

It Came upon a Midnight Clear (IV)

It Came upon a Midnight Clear(V)

Morning Has Broken


Nut Cracker (I)

Nut Cracker (II)

Nut Cracker (III)

Nut Cracker (IV)

Nut Cracker (V)

Nut Cracker (VI)

Nut Cracker (VII)

Nut Cracker (VIII)

Nut Cracker (IX)

Nut March

Nut Overture

Nut Fair

Nut Trip

Nuts for You


Nut Waltz

More Nuts

Oh Come All Ye Faithful

O Holy Night


Here Comes Santa Claus

Rudolf The Red Nose Reindeer (I)

Rudolf The Red Nose Reindeer (II)

Rudolf The Red Nose Reindeer (III)


Silent Night (I)

Silent Night (II)

Silent Night (III)

Silent Night (IV)

Silent Night (jazz version)

Silver Bells (I)

Silver Bells (II)

Silver Bells (III)

Sleigh (I)

Sleigh (II)

Sleigh (III)


Santa Claus Is Coming to Town

Up House

Wassail Song

Oh Little Child of Bethlehem

We Three Kings (I)

We Three Kings (II)

We Three Kings (III)

I´m Dreaming of a White Christmas

Winter Wonderland

Christmas Medley


Oh Christmas Tree

Adeste Fidelis

Angles We Have Heard on High

Angels Watching over Me


The Angels Sing

Away in the Manger (I)

Away in the Manger (II)

Away in the Manger (III)

Away in the Manger (IV)

I´ll Be Home for Christmas (I)

I´ll Be Home for Christmas (II)

Bel Carol (I)

Bel Carol (II)

Jingle Bells (GM version)

Oh Little Town Of Bethlehem (I)

Oh Little Town Of Bethlehem (II)

Oh Little Town of Bethlehem (III)

Oh Little Town of Bethlehem (IV)

Oh Little Town of Bethlehem (V)


Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire

A Child Is Born

A Chipmunk Christmas

Choir of Bells (I)

Choir of Bells (II)

Choir of Bells (III)

Deck the Halls (I)

Deck the Halls (II)

Deck the Halls (III)

Deck the Halls (IV)

Ding Dong! Merrily on High

Dreidel (I)

Dreidel (II)

Dreidel (III)

Frosty The Snowman (I)

Frosty The Snowman (II)

Frosty The Snowman (III)

Frosty The Snowman (IV)

God Rest Ye Merry Gentleman (I)

God Rest Ye Merry Gentleman (II)

God Rest Ye Merry Gentleman (III)

Grandma Got Ran over by a Reindeer (I)

Grandma Got Ran over by a Reindeer (II)

Grandma Got Ran over by a Reindeer (III)

Hard CND

Hark the Harold Angels Sing (I)

Hark the Harold Angels Sing (II)

Hark the Harold Angels Sing (III)

Hark the Harold Angels Sing (IV)


It´s a Holly Jolly Christmas (I)

It´s a Holly Jolly Christmas (II)

House Top

I Saw Mommy

It´s Beginning to Feel a Lot Like Christmas (I)

It´s Beginning to Feel a Lot Like Christmas (II)

It´s Beginning to Feel a Lot Like Christmas (III)

Jingle Bell Rock (I)

Jingle Bell Rock (II)

Jingle Bell Rock (III)

Jingle Bell Rock (IV)

Jingle Bell Rock (V)

Jingle Bells (I)

Jingle Bells (II)

Jingle Bells (III)

Jingle Bells (IV)

Jingle Bells (V)

Jingle Bells (VI)

Jingle Bells (VII)

Jingle Bells (VIII)

Jesus Walks On Water

Happy International Women's Day

Have a look and try to work out why.

History of International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day originated from a public demonstration by women members of the International Garment Worker’s’ Union in New York in 1908, who were demanding changes to their intolerable working conditions.

In Sydney, IWD was first celebrated in 1928 at a rally that called for equal pay for equal work, an eight hour day for shop workers, no piece-work, a based wage for the unemployed and paid annual holidays. Rallies and marches have been held throughout Australia every year since. Some of the major issues on which women continue to campaign include workplace reform, international human rights, poverty, childcare and violence against women.

Green, white and violet were the colours used in 1908 by the women who fought for votes for women in England and have been used ever since.

In Australia in 1902 following Federation the Commonwealth Franchise Act gave women the right to vote and to stand for Federal Parliament. Through the work of the Womanhood Suffrage League, women gained suffrage and began the first significant steps toward equality between men and women. Aboriginal women achieved the right to vote in 1967.

IWD stands for equality between women and men. It is a time to reflect on progress made, to call for change and to celebrate acts of courage and determination by ordinary women who have played an extraordinary role in the history of women’s rights

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

A life with Weight

Every man feels instinctively
that all the beautiful sentiments in the world weigh less

than a single lovely action.

-James Russell Lowell

Sentiment or action? Thoughts or doing? Words or work? Father, make me choose wisely. DO wisely. Today. So this life has weight.

Best Beauty Tip

He knows I am not, and I know too, so we don’t talk about it, except when he pretends and I call his bluff.

I have my grandmother’s nose, my father’s cheekbones, the Chambers’ cowlick, a daughter following the paternal line, just like my father’s mother before me. So, no, I am not beautiful. So be it.

For flesh fades and flowers wither and I have settled it, except for the days, now and then, when I am paying attention and look in the mirror and sigh, the like a coronet at my temples, silver I’d rather forfeit.

Or when standing on the scale, digits tattle taling on that extra slice of warm bread, the cookies dunked in tea, the finishing off of leftovers on little one’s plate. I am caught and there really isn’t anything to say but feebly mumbled resolve and a promise to go tend the vineyard.

Or when looking down and seeing, then fingering, the stretchmarks from these six children who have swollen the walls of me, skin pulled taut and stretched… then released and let go, leaving wrinkles behind when they gave notice, cut the cord, and slipped out into spaces of their own.

Well, it could be that, perhaps, now and then, maybe I have less then settled it?

It’s no secret or surprise: running this river racing towards Home isn't for the faint of heart, aging and graying and sagging and the youth once accepted in beauty’s stead now too ebbs away as the current rushes on.

So maybe that is why he says it, each morning a spoon cupping close in the dark slowly warming to day. His words tickle early, first.

“You're beautiful.”

And I startle the slowly waking day with my laughter, so wrong and ridiculous it is.

“See?” he grins. “You are.”

“Every woman who smiles is beautiful.”

And, I wonder. Why don't we then?

"If you are saved, inform your face." ~Unknown

"And what a relief to see your friendly smile. It is like seeing the face of

Lord, if Your joy is in my heart, write it on my face. You, O Beautiful One.

Monday, February 4, 2008

Can Tiger Woods be stopped?

It may be a new calendar year. With his dominating victory in the season-opening Buick Invitational, though, Tiger Woods showed everyone nothing has changed on the PGA Tour.

He is the best -- and second-best isn't even in the same zip code. So, the talk of a Grand Slam by Woods has already started.

So, what can be done to stop Tiger? Here's a list of ideas.

  1. Make Tiger carry his own bags.
  2. Notify Woods whenever his baby daughter needs a diaper change, and require that he do it himself.
  3. Set up 'Tiger Tees.' Allow everyone else to play from 25-30 yards closer to the green.
  4. Hire the heckler from 'Happy Gilmore' to go around from hole to hole hurling insults at Tiger.
  5. Make him add two shots to his total for every round -- call it the 'Tiger Handicap.'
  6. Make him play left-handed.
  7. Since we already have him carrying his own bags, only let him carry half the number of clubs the rest of the players are allowed to have. See how brilliant he is then.
  8. Adjustable cups. When it is Tiger's turn to putt, replace the regulation cups with ones half the size of what the rest of the players use.
  9. Place obstacles such as pebbles or small change in the path of his putts.
  10. Hope Woods gets bored and decides to take up baseball.

Jokes About Animals read this.......

A man walked into a pet shop and said,
- "I'd like a puppy for my son."
- "Sorry sir," said the store owner, "we don't do part exchange."

A vampire bat comes back to his fellow vampires with a blood on his mouth. They ask him where he got the blood. He asks them,
- "Did you see that tree back there?"
- "Sure," they reply.
- "Well I didn't!"

- My dog is a nuisance. He chases everyone on a bicycle. What can I do?
- Take his bike away.

Advert in a newspaper: Big dog for sale, eats anything - fond of children.

A frog telephoned the Psychic Hot line and was told,
- "You are going to meet a beautiful, young woman who will want to know everything about you."
The frog said,
- "That's great! Will I meet her at a party?"
- "No," said the psychic. "Next term - in her biology class."

Lightbulb a positive story

Working on the mental ward can become a little hectic - but this doctor knows how to take everything as it comes. During his usual morning rounds he stopped by the two top patients that act the strangest.

He found Patient his first patient sitting on the floor, pretending to saw a piece of wood in half. Next to him was his friend who was hanging from the ceiling, by his feet.

The doctor asked the first patient what he was doing. The patient replied, "Can’t you see I’m sawing this piece of wood in half?" The doctor than asked why his friend was hanging upside down. The patient replied, "Oh. He’s my friend, but he’s a little crazy. He thinks he’s a lightbulb." The doctor looks up and notices that his friend’s face is going all red.

The doctor asks than asks the patient, "If he’s your friend, you should get him down from there before he hurts himself."

To which he replies, "What? And work in the dark?"

Friday, January 25, 2008


It feels really happy and gives a sense of patriotism on this day, when India became a Republic, 58 years ago. Watching the Republic Day Parade, live from New Delhi, it felt really refreshing and rejuvenating. The various cultural and patriotic programmes were very colorful and pleasing to the eyes. I'm sure, the chief guest, Hon'ble President of Russia, Mr. Vladimir Putin, must have enjoyed it the most. The parade gave a glimpse of the various cultural and geographical diversity India has. The parade showed the different military and defence power we have, the different dance forms in India, the different sates of India and their cultures, and very colorful dances by the school children from Ahmedabad, Delhi, Kolkata, etc.

Republic Day – 58 years in india

Every year the 26th of January is celebrated as the Republic Day in India. Today is India's 58th Republic Day. While India gained political independence from the British empire on August 15, 1947; we formally adopted a democratic constitution and became a Republic on January 26, 1950. There is a curious bit of history behind this date. The Indian constitution was drafted by the Constituent Assembly, which was the body of elected representatives that governed India since independence. The Constituent Assembly passed the Indian Constitution on November 26, 1949. January 26 was deliberately chosen as the formal date of adoption of the constitution because it was on that day in 1930 that the Indian National Congress had symbolically declared "Poorna Swaraja" - complete independence- from Britain.

In some ways the Republic Day is more important than Independence day in my opinion. It was on this day that we chose the path we would take as a nation. We committed ourselves to the ideals of a liberal democracy. We chose to become a nation governed by laws - not men. Half a century later much remains to be done to fully achieve a true democracy in India. Politics in India is still dominated by caste equations, religion based vote banks and by parties which - while participating in the democratic process - are themselves highly un-democratic and governed by "supremos" and "high commands". When we adopted the constitution, we decided that India would be a "Sovereign Socialist Democratic Republic". The word "Secular" was added to that list later in 1976. Most of the socialist policies implemented since independence have been counter-productive and have posed a great impediment to progress in India. After India began dismantling some of those policies in the 1990s, India has seen significant economic growth. Secularism too has a long way to go in India.

Saturday, January 12, 2008

Republic Day (India) Celebrations

To mark the importance of this occasion, every year a grand parade is held in the capital, New Delhi, from the Raisina Hill near the Rashtrapati Bhavan (President's Palace), along the Rajpath, past India Gate and on to the historic Red Fort. The different regiments of the Army, the Navy and the Air Force march past in all their finery and official decorations. The President of India who is the Commander-in-Chief of the Indian Armed Forces, takes the salute. The parade also includes vibrant displays and floats and traditionally ends with a flypast by Indian Air Force jets.
Celebrations, though on a much smaller scale, are also held in state capitals, where the governor of the state unfurls the national flag. If the Governor of the state is unwell, or is unavailable for some reason, the Chief Minister of the state assumes the honor of unfurling the National Flag of India.

Republic Day (India)

The Republic Day of India is a national holiday of India to mark the transition of India from a British Dominion to a republic on January 26, 1950 and the adoption of the Constitution of India. It is one of the three national holidays in India. This is not to be confused with the Independence Day on August 15th.

Although India obtained its independence on August 15, 1947, the Constitution of India came into effect only on January 26, 1950. During the transition period from 1947 to 1950, King George VI was the head of state. C. Rajagopalachari served as the Governor-General of India during this period. Following January 26, 1950, Rajendra Prasad was elected as the first president of India.

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