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Sealed proposals are invited from Ramakrishna Mission

Proposal I : Sealed proposals are invited from the well-established Film Directors/ film Production Houses preferably recipients of national/international awards for production of a feature film of approximately two hours duration on “Life and Activities of Swami Vivekananda” on the occasion of his 150th Birth Anniversary.

Proposal II : Sealed proposals are also invited for production of two Audio DVDs with multimedia concept from Swamiji’s Lectures on (1) Colombo to Almora including (a) Education (b) My Plan of Campaign (c) Women in India and (2) Personality Development. Duration of each Audio DVD – 30-45 minutes.

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Reading Anandabazar Now trouble free
Click on link to read Anandabazar patrika easly, without installing any font, in any browser :

Anandabazar Patrika, Unicode and proxy

Ideally, there shouldn’t be any need for this proxy but see below…

Anandabazar Patrika (ABP) is the largest Bangla (Bengali) news paper from India. Being a leader in Bangla publishing industry, one might expect them to be in forefront in improving the digital standard for Bangla. Unfortunately, they themselves continue to use a decade-old, non-standard technology instead of adopting the international standard for digital Bangla namely the Unicode. This site is a way to petition Anandabazar for adopting Unicode Bangla in their online version. more…

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Obama remembers Vivekananda

Brief from lecture of Mr. President Obama Speech To Indian Parliament

… … …Instead of slipping into starvation, you launched a Green Revolution that fed millions. Instead of becoming dependent on commodities and exports, you invested in science and technology and in your greatest resource — the Indian people. And the world sees the results, from the supercomputers you build to the Indian flag that you put on the moon.

Instead of resisting the global economy, you became one of its engines — reforming the licensing raj and unleashing an economic marvel that has lifted tens of millions of people from poverty and created one of the world’s largest middle classes.

Instead of succumbing to division, you have shown that the strength of India — the very idea of India — is its embrace of all colors, all castes, all creeds. (Applause.) It’s the diversity represented in this chamber today.

It’s the richness of faiths celebrated by a visitor to my hometown of Chicago more than a century ago — the renowned Swami Vivekananda. He said that, “holiness, purity and charity are not the exclusive possessions of any church in the world, and that every system has produced men and women of the most exalted character.”

And instead of being lured by the false notion that progress must come at the expense of freedom, you built the institutions upon which true democracy depends — free and fair elections, which enable citizens to choose their own leaders without recourse to arms – (applause) – an independent judiciary and the rule of law, which allows people to address their grievances; and a thriving free press and vibrant civil society which allows every voice to be heard. This year, as India marks 60 years with a strong and democratic constitution, the lesson is clear: India has succeeded, not in spite of democracy; India has succeeded because of democracy. (Applause.)… …

President Obama Speech To Indian Parliament Full Text Transcript

Mr. Vice President, Madam Speaker, Mr. Prime Minister, members of Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha, and most of all, the people of India.

I thank you for the great honor of addressing the representatives of more than one billion Indians and the world’s largest democracy. (Applause.) I bring the greetings and friendship of the world’s oldest democracy — the United States of America, including nearly three million proud and patriotic Indian-Americans. (Applause.)

Over the past three days, my wife Michelle and I have experienced the – and dynamism of India and its people – from the majesty of Humayun’s Tomb to the advanced technologies that are empowering farmers and women who are the backbone of Indian society; from the Diwali celebrations with schoolchildren to the innovators who are fueling India’s economic rise; from the university students who will chart India’s future, to you –leaders who helped to bring India to this moment of extraordinary promise.

At every stop, we have been welcomed with the hospitality for which Indians have always been known. So, to you and the people of India, on behalf of me, Michelle and the American people, please accept my deepest thanks. (Applause.) Bahoot dhanyavad. (Applause.)

Now, I am not the first American President to visit India. Nor will I be the last. But I am proud to visit India so early in my presidency. It’s no coincidence that India is my first stop on a visit to Asia, or that this has been my longest visit to another country since becoming President. (Applause.) For in Asia and around the world, India is not simply emerging; India has emerged. (Applause.) more…

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