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MyGov Quiz – Innovative way to know the key initiatives of GOI

Hello All,

When India is experiencing the pre-monsoon showers (although scatter and scanty) – a relief from the scorching summer heat, I spent my Saturday afternoon in the confines of my room.

Today, I attempted a The Governance Quiz on the MyGov website – A tremendous effort on part of Indian Government to make the Indian netizens aware of their Government’s numerous initiatives and schemes.

Its not easy for the citizens to keep themselves updated with myriad of government schemes. I found MyGov website a well thought and beautifully designed user interface to make the citizens familiar with their work and efforts.

The The Governance Quiz had 30 questions and on occasion of International Yoga Day (21st June) a special 20 questions quiz on Yoga & Naturopathy.

Proud to be part of this transformational journey in the Indian Digital Economy !

Certificate Governance Quiz

Certificate Governance Quiz

Certificate Yoga & Naturopathy Quiz

Certificate Yoga & Naturopathy Quiz

Before I end, here is a befitting quote from @TheEconomist

“You teach me, I forget. You show me, I remember. You involve me, I understand.” – Edward O. Wilson

-Vijay

 
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Posted by on June 10, 2017 in General

 

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Happy Hanuman Jayanti

Happy Hanuman Jayanti!

Hanuman Jayanti Special, Hanuman Chalisa by Nitin Dawar (@nitindaw)

Jai Shri Ram!

 
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Posted by on April 11, 2017 in Entertainment, General, Spiritual

 

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Happy New Year 2017

Dear Friends,
As we welcome the year 2017, I would like to wind up 2016 with following lines from unknown author.

Happiness keeps you Sweet,
Trials keep you Strong,
Sorrow keeps you Human,
Failure Keeps you Humble,
Success keeps you Glowing,
But only God Keeps you Going…

And here is what the world searched on Google in year 2016.

May you and your family be blessed abundantly! Wish you a happy and prosperous new year 2017 🙂

Cheers!
Vijay Mahawar

 
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Posted by on December 26, 2016 in Entertainment, General

 

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Not just another brick in the wall

The hallmark of sound educational system is that which emphasis on IQ (Intelligent Quotient), EQ (Emotional Quotient), SQ (Spiritual Quotient) and PQ (Physical Quotient). Ancient education system in India focused on holistic development of an individual.

Disappointingly, today more or less the education system is confined to just producing intellectual machines. Sadly, DINKs and DEWKs parents want their kids to be in academics and coaching classes to stay ahead in the rat race and just be “Another brick in the wall“.

On 27 September 2014, during his address to UN General Assembly, Mr. Narendra Modi, Hon’ble Indian Prime Minister had said – “Yoga is an invaluable gift of India’s ancient tradition“. Gladly, adoption of 21st June as International Day of Yoga is a positive step towards reviving this fading ancient system of education.

Regular practice of yoga can unite the Mind, Body and Spirit. When citizens are happy and healthy, they will never want to be just another brick in the wall. Yoga can help countries to move towards becoming a welfare state. The goal of a welfare state is that citizens of the country will aim for the top of the Maslow’s hierarchy of needs. Fewer people will want to be at the bottom of the pyramid in amassing unreasonable wealth just for their physiological needs and security needs.

 

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Mysterious Cycle of Exist, Evolve, Express and Extinguish

Dear Friends,
On 19th July 2016, on the occasion of Guru Purnima; my niece, Sanchi Mahawar left for her heavenly abode. She left the mortal body after fighting for life for two months from rare SLE disease.

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Sanchi Mahawar (31-07-2004 to 19-07-2016)

At this time, when my family is still mourning this great irreversible loss, I pray for the departed soul and may her soul rest in peace.

Below is the shanti mantra from Katho Upanishad

ॐ सह नाववतु |
सह नौ भुनक्तु |
सह वीर्यं करवावहै |
तेजस्विनावधीतमस्तु मा विद्विषावहै॥
ॐ शान्तिः शान्तिः शान्तिः॥

English Transalation:
Oṃ saha nāv avatu
saha nau bhunaktu
saha vīryaṃ karavāvahai
tejasvi nāv adhītam astu
mā vidviṣāvahai |
Om śāntiḥ śāntiḥ śāntiḥ ||

Meaning:
Aum! May He protect us both together; may He nourish us both together;
May we work conjointly with great energy,
May our study be vigorous and effective;
May we not mutually dispute (or may we not hate any).
Aum! Let there be peace in me!
Let there be peace in my environment!
Let there be peace in the forces that act on me!

“We are not human beings on this spiritual journey,
But we are spiritual beings on this human journey.”

This quote makes me wonder about our existence and this entire creation in itself.

Life becomes meaningful when we closely understand the purpose of our existence beyond the realm of physical matters or five elements alone. As its familiar that our physical existence revolves around five elements – Fire, Air, Space, Earth and Water. There is more to our existence which cannot be described in words alone and which can only be experienced. I would like to end with a shloka from Brihadaranyaka Upanishad

ॐ असतो मा सद्गमय ।
तमसो मा ज्योतिर्गमय ।
मृत्योर्मा अमृतं गमय ।
ॐ शान्तिः शान्तिः शान्तिः ॥

English Transalation:
Om Asato Maa Sad-Gamaya |
Tamaso Maa Jyotir-Gamaya |
Mrtyor-Maa Amrtam Gamaya |
Om Shaantih Shaantih Shaantih ||

Meaning:
1: Om, (O Lord) Keep me not in the Unreality (of the bondage of the Phenomenal World), but lead me towards the Reality (of the Eternal Self),
2: (O Lord) Keep me not in the Darkness (of Ignorance), but lead me towards the Light (of Spiritual Knowledge),
3: (O Lord) Keep me not in the (Fear of) Death (due to the bondage of the Mortal World), but lead me towards the Immortality (gained by the Knowledge of the Immortal Self beyond Death),
4: Om, (May there be) Peace, Peace, Peace (at the the three levels – Adidaivika, Adibhautika and Adhyatmika).

Source: Greenmesg , Meaning

I wish that mysterious cycle of “Exist – Evolve – Express – Extinguish” will be better understood someday.

ॐ शान्तिः शान्तिः शान्तिः ॥
Om Shaantih Shaantih Shaantih ||

 
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Posted by on July 26, 2016 in General, Spiritual, Uncategorized

 

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Seven Chakras – A Fascinating Journey Within

Recently, I had an opportunity to do a study and submit a report on “Yoga and Naturopathy”. A part of my report shows study on seven different chakras in subtle body and their significance & meaning. The copy of my report on “Yoga and Naturopathy”, which was prepared and submitted in partial fulfilment of my MBA program from Sri Sri University is available here.

Chakras

Chakras are energy centres in subtle body. Musical Instruments have deep impact on our body and mind. Following video is a post from “World Cultural Festival” which concluded on 11th-13th March 2016 as part of celebration of 35 years of “Art of Living” organisation.

Other reports prepared and submitted by me during MBA program in General Management with specialisation in Finance and Marketing can be accessed here.

Cheers!
Vijay

 
 

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Secured 27th position in Annual Logic Championship for 2015

TrophyDear All,
I am delighted to share with you that I have secured 27th position in Annual Logic Championship for 2015 🙂

The championship was organised by Oracle PL/SQL Challenge. The championship was held on invitation only basis. There were 41 participants from across the world. Below is the result of the championship.

Secured 27th Position in Annual 2015 Logic Championship

Secured 27th Position in Annual 2015 Logic Championship

The number next to the name represents the number of times the player has participated in a championship. Thanks Oracle and PL/SQL Challenge for the public recognition of my accomplishment.

Here is the link to the webpage which shows my accomplishment. The link to my public profile on Oracle PL/SQL Challenge is here.

Cheers!
Vijay

 
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Posted by on March 21, 2016 in General, Oracle, PL/SQL

 

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Happy Vasant Panchami

Goddess Saraswati is the light of hope and peace. Happy Vasant Panchami and Saraswati Puja. May all your wishes get fulfilled.

Goddess Saraswati is the light of hope and peace. Happy Vasant Panchami and Saraswati Puja. May all your wishes get fulfilled.

Significance:
Saraswati Devi, who is the deity of knowledge, art and music denotes serenity and calmness. She is generally shown seated on a white lotus, wearing a pure white silk sari and holding a book in her lower left hand. The eyes of the goddess are full of compassion. Her four hands denote four facets of human personality namely mind, intellect, alertness and ego. The lotus on her hand symbolizes true knowledge. Her ride is a white swan which is known for its peculiar capability of separating water from the milk. The swan indicates that we should have the ability to discriminate the bad from the good.

And today is the day, Basant Panchami, which is also known as the Saraswati Day, is the day when children are taught their first words, making it an auspicious occasion which marks the beginning of their learning process. It is generally said that there is no comparison between a king and a learned person as the king is honored only in his land but a learned person is respected everywhere. Basant Panchami spiritually signifies that the days of ignorance and gloom are over and the period of joy and spiritual awakening has begun.

Song: Saraswati Puja
Lyricist: Sage Agasthya

या कुन्देन्दुतुषारहारधवला या शुभ्रवस्त्रावृता या वीणावरदण्डमण्डितकरा या श्वेतपद्मासना।
या ब्रह्माच्युत शंकरप्रभृतिभिर्देवैः सदा वन्दिता सा मां पातु सरस्वती भगवती निःशेषजाड्यापहा ॥1॥
शुक्लां ब्रह्मविचार सार परमामाद्यां जगद्व्यापिनीं वीणा-पुस्तक-धारिणीमभयदां जाड्यान्धकारापहाम्‌।
हस्ते स्फटिकमालिकां विदधतीं पद्मासने संस्थिताम्‌ वन्दे तां परमेश्वरीं भगवतीं बुद्धिप्रदां शारदाम्‌॥२॥

Ya kundendu tushara haara dhavala, ya shubhra vastravrita
Ya veena vara danda mandithakara, ya shwetha padmaasana
Ya brahmachyuthaha shankara prabrithibhi devai, sada poojitha
Samaam paatu saraswathi bhagavathi, nihshesha Jaddyapaha.

Meaning:
Salutations to devi Saraswati, who is pure white like Jasmine and covered with white garments,
with the coolness of Moon, brightness of snow and shine like the garland of Pearls.
Whose hands are adorned with Veena and the boon giving staff and who is seated on white lotus.
Who is always adored by lord Brahma, Vishnu, Shankara and other devas.
O goddess, please protect me and remove my ignorance completely

Source: Wikipedia and Youtube

 
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Posted by on February 12, 2016 in General, Spiritual

 

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Happy New Year 2016

This splendid view was captured from my windscreen on NH-8 from Jaipur to Delhi few years ago.

This splendid view was captured from my windscreen. Location: NH-8 from Jaipur to Delhi few years ago.

The road to success is not straight.
There is a curve called Failure,
A loop called Confusion,
Speed bumps called Friends,
Red lights called Enemies,
Caution lights called Family,
You will have flats called Jobs,
But, if you have a spare called Determination,
An engine called Perseverance,
Insurance called Faith,
A driver called God,
You will make it to a place called Success.

May you and your family be blessed abundantly! Wish you a happy and prosperous new year 2016 🙂

Cheers!
Vijay Mahawar

 
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Posted by on January 1, 2016 in Entertainment, General

 

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Awarded “High Ranking in Month” by Oracle PL/SQL Challenge

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I am ecstatic to share with you that I have been awarded by Oracle PL/SQL Challenge, an online website which offers a daily quiz on Oracle PL/SQL. The website has  quickly attracted over 1,000 daily players, making it one of the most active PL/SQL-related websites on the Internet.

I am awarded for “High Ranking in Month” for September 2015 and November 2015 in their competition “I Love Logic“.

High Ranking in Month for November 2015

High Ranking in Nov 2015

High Ranking in Month for September 2015

High Ranking in Sep 2015

Public recognition of accomplishment on PLSQL Challenge website

Accomplishment
The number next to my name shows my points on website till date.

Its an honour to win this award among 1400 active participants from across the globe 🙂 Thanks Oracle and PL/SQL Challenge for the public recognition of my accomplishment 🙂

Here is the link to the webpage which shows my accomplishment. The link to my public profile on Oracle PL/SQL Challenge is here.

Cheers!
Vijay Mahawar

 
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Posted by on December 12, 2015 in Oracle, PL/SQL

 

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