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World Environment Day: Namaami Gange volunteers distribute plants, carry out cleaning drive in Varanasi

Members of the team also appealed to the residents of the area to maintain the cleanliness of nearby areas and not pollute the river Ganges. Many were seen diving in and collecting debris from the river bed in baskets.

“It is our aim to keep river Ganga clean. We have appealed to the people to help us in our endeavour. During the COVID-19 pandemic, the river had cleaned up a little bit but it is very polluted again. We don’t want people to take this issue lightly,” said a team member

The ‘Namaami Gange Programme’, is one of the Central government’s flagship programmes to clean the river Ganga. it was launched in June 2014 with a budget of Rs 20,000 crore.

World Environment Day is celebrated annually on June 5 across the globe .


Chunks of raw meat found in Assam temple, 5 arrested

Five persons were arrested on Saturday for allegedly placing chunks of raw meat inside a temple in Assam’s Dhubri district, a police officer said.

Tension had gripped Jinkata Part-II village in Golakgunj police station area on Friday after pieces of meat were found in the Kali temple, he said. Locals took to the streets, seeking immediate arrest of the culprits, Additional Superintendent of Police (ASP) Rosyrani Sarma said.

The police had to rush to the spot to bring the situation under control, the ASP said. A massive manhunt was launched and five persons were subsequently arrested on Saturday, Sarma said, stressing that a strict vigil was being maintained in the area to avoid any untoward incident. The meat pieces have been sent to the state forensic laboratory for examination, he added.


Ayurveda-Allopathy COVID-19 treatment study effective in Gujarat

Ayurveda along with standard Allopathic treatment has been found to be effective on COVID- 19 patients in a study done by the Gujarat government’s AYUSH department with the approval of an expert Allopathic committee, officials said on Tuesday.

The study was conducted on two groups of patients admitted in the 1200-bed COVID facility in the civic hospital in Ahmedabad, with set A receiving standard Allopathic treatment and group B getting a government-approved fixed protocol of Ayurvedic and Allopathic treatments, an official release said.

“Patients receiving Ayurvedic treatment along with Allopathic treatment recovered faster, and their symptoms were relieved faster compared to those who received only standard Allopathic treatment,” it said.


Anandaiah to make medicine for 75,000 Covid-infected in Andhra Pradesh

Elaborate arrangements are being made to distribute the herbal medicine of Bonigi Anandaiah of Krishnapatnam to Covid-infected persons in Andhra Pradesh, to start with, and elsewhere later.

For those booking the medicine online, a deal was struck with the postal department and a private courier service to deliver the medicine in rural areas and urban areas respectively.

An official said on Wednesday that permission has been sought to create an E-commerce platform, with a payment gateway, to enable those booking the medicine online to pay the postal/courier charges.

The Nellore district administration has lent its support by arranging a machine and material to pack the medicine in sachets.

Anandaiah sought five days’ time to procure all the ingredients to start preparation of the concoction.

Anandaiah has plans to prepare his herbal medicine for Covid cure to 75,000 infected patients across Andhra Pradesh.

Since honey is a main ingredient in the medicine, officials have arranged a tie-up with the Girijan Cooperative Corporation to supply large quantities of honey.

Similarly, the district forest officer has been asked to help Anandaiah secure different varieties of herbs being used in his concoction.


Adityanath, Ramdev now in varsity curriculum

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Adityanath and yoga guru Ramdev will now be part of the Chaudhary Charan Singh University curriculum.

University officials said that this is part of their effort to teach students about their “ancient cultural heritage and the architects of this heritage”.

Yogi Adityanath’s ‘Hathyoga Ka Swaroop va Sadhna’ and Ramdev’s ‘Yog Sadhna va Yog Chikitsa Rahasya’ will be part of the first year, second semester undergraduate philosophy curriculum.

It can also be taken as an elective subject by students, along with other courses.

Prof Y. Vimla, pro vice-chancellor of the university, said: “The Board of Studies on philosophy has decided that the works of Yogi Adityanath and Ramdev would be included in the syllabus. The two books have been recommended by the state government and endorsed by the Board of Studies of the university”. The recommendation from the state government was made to the University Grants Commission (UGC).

Under the New Education Policy, the UGC has come up with a new curriculum that allows universities to decide what makes up 30 per cent of the syllabus for each course. This 30 per cent is designed to keep regional relevance in mind.


Fire causes extensive damage at Mandaikadu Bhagavathy temple

A major fire broke out at the Mandaikadu Bhagavathy temple, a famous pilgrim centre frequented by devotees from Kerala, near Colachel in Kanyakumari district in Tamil Nadu, triggering panic among residents here on Wednesday morning. No  injury or death have been reported.

The fire is suspected to have started   from a lamp lit inside the sanctum sanctorum after the deeparadhana ritual in the morning. It is also speculated that short circuit might have been the reason. A disaster was averted as there were no devotees inside the temple or on the premises due to Covid-induced lockdown restrictions. 

The fire was first noticed by the temple priest around 7am. There was extensive damage to the tune of lakhs of rupees as per the initial estimate. However, there was no damage to the idol.


14,000 temple workers, priests get cash assistance and dry ration from Tamil Nadu government

In a bid to support temple workers and priests during the on-going COVID-19 pandemic, the Tamil Nadu government has announced a cash assistance of Rs 4,000 along with 10 kg rice and 15 varieties of dry ration. Minister of Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowments (HR&CE) department PK Sekar Babu made the announcement on Monday and also confirmed that 14,000 workers will be benefitted by the decision.

As per the official sources, in 36,000 temples in Tamil Nadu under the HR&CE department; as many as 34,000 temples (pit of 36,000) have revenue less than Rs 10,000 a year. Priests in many of these temples and other workers do not receive a steady income.

Following demands from priests and workers, Chief Minister MK Stalin had ordered Rs 4,000 as cash assistance along with 10kg rice and 15 varieties of groceries.

The order is implemented from June 3, and nearly 14,000 temple workers and priests are set to benefit from the move, added sources.


Hindu temple opens in former school in Bath after long campaign

Members of Bath’s Hindu community have their own temple after a 17-year-long campaign.

They used to have to travel to Bristol, Birmingham, or London to worship but have now taken over part of a former school on the outskirts of the city.

The Shree Jagannatha Temple is not only the first in Bath, it is the first of its kind in Europe. Bath is the largest city in the county of Somerset, England, known for and named after its Roman-built baths

Jagannath – Lord of the universe – is a deity worshipped by Hindus across India and Bangladesh. He is seen by many as an incarnation of Lord Krishna.

Painted wooden idols of Jagannath, his brother Balabhadra, and sister Subhadra were brought to Bath from the temple at Puri in India. The deities were installed at the opening of the Shree Jagannatha Temple at the former Bath Community Academy on 22 May 2021.




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