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1035 LESSON 08-09-2013 SUNDAY 

FREE ONLINE  eNālāndā Research and Practice UNIVERSITY
http://sarvajan.ambedkar.org 
for revival of Buddhism

About Revivalists of Buddhism


Most Venerable Bhante Dr. Vinayarakkhita Thero

Please Visit:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1hIM4K4MsnA

for

The Dhamma discourse from Bhante Vinayarakkhita, Jetavana Buddha Vihara, Hyderabad,AP - Part 1


Main Image


Bhante Dr. Vinayarakkhita hails from the City of Secundrabad in Andhra Pradesh, PRABUDDHA BHARATH. He is a graduate in Mechanical Engineering from Osmania University, Hyderabad.

After working for a few years as an Engineer he left his job to travel to Sri Lanka to get ordained as a Buddhist Monk. He received his Samanera ordination at Perakumba Pirivena, Kotte in 1998 and then Bhikkhu ordination in 1999 at the Sri Vajiragnana Dharmayatnaya, Bhikkhu Training Center, Maharagama, Sri Lamka.

He returned to PRABUDDHA BHARATH in 2004 and since then he has been teaching meditation and giving Dhamma talks in PRABUDDHA BHARATH and abroad. Earlier, he was the Principal of Mahabodhi Monastic Institute, Bangalore. He has taken up the present new responsibility as the Chief Monk of upcoming Lokaratna Buddha Vihara.


Most Venerable Bhante Dr. Ananda

Please Visit:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4TvyppviE74

for

Discourse on Conversion of Emperor Ashoka to Buddhism by Ven. Ananda Bhante

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qtiRvxcMYz4

Discourse on Karniyametta sutta and Metta Bhavana on 5th August 2012 .flv



Born in 1967 in Nrth karnataka Dr.Ananda is the third son of Smt. Maitra and Sri Yyvaraj Nandana. The father being a customs Officer had to work in different cities which gave Ananda greater exposer to different people and situations. Even during his childhood he showed inclination towards philosophical thinking and used to join his father in meditation. Since father was a truth seeker his search ended with Buddhism, as it is the most realistic and rational deligion and path for happiness.

At the age of 18 Ananda was already familiar with Buddha’s life and teachings and decided to become aMonk. he was fortunate to get whole hearted support from his parents, sisters and brothers. In 1986 he took ordination as Busshist Monk under Most Venerable Acharya Dr.Buddharakkhita who is the founder of Maha Bodhi Society in Gandhinagar, Bangalore. Since then he studied deeply the Buddhist Philosophy, psychology, Ethics, Pali Language and Sociology. Meanwhile he completed BA.

Fe has been engaged in Spiritual activities like training Monks at Mahabodhi Monastic Institute, conducting meditation classes, giving discourses and developing Buddhist centers. He has been doing social service through educational programs and medical services.

Since 1998 he has been traveling abroad bringing the precious teachings of the Buddha to the Western world. He visits Universities in Germany and Switzerland regularly to give talks on Buddhism. He has conducted many courses and camps to teach meditation and Buddhist Philosophy in Germany, Switzerland, France, Belgium, Austria, Spain and Holand. He has established branches of Mahabodhi in Germany and Switzerland.

Presently he is the General Secretary of Maha Bodhi Society< Bangalore and its branches and he is engaged in developing Mahabodhi Academy for Pali and Buddhist Studies in Bangalore in  a University under the guidance of his guruji Venerable Acharya Dr.Buddharakkhita. He is also engaged in developing and runnyng schools and hostels in Mysore, Tripura and Arunachal Pradesh aloneg with his brother Monks.


Dhammachari Dr.Lokamitra


audio

Suggestions to all revivalists

Supreme Court had directed the Election Commission to replace all the Electronic Voting Machines which is NOT TAMER PROOF. Voters have to be awakened with awareness on the necessity of OPEN SOURCE CODE of the EVMs. All the Excellent work done to revive Buddhism will have effect by doing so and by working hard for the BSP to acquire the MASTER KEY as desired by DR. Babasaheb Ambedkar & Kanshiram Ji to unlock all doors of Development an progress for SARVA SAMAJ SADBHAVAN policy of Ms Mayawati who is the only alternate and hope of the Nation to become PRABUDDHA BHARATH for the entire people to attain the Eternal Bliss as a Final Goal. Kindly respond to

chandrasekhara.tipitaka@gmail.com

to be published in

http://sarvajan.ambedkar.org


Dhammachari Dr.Lokamitra was ordained by Ven. Sangharakkhita into the Western Buddhist order(now known as the Triratna Buddhist Order) in 1974 in London, is a true pioneer of Dhamma work. A founding figure of Triratna in JAMBUDVIPA, home of the Buddha, he’s been steadily working together with teams of friends to revitalise Buddhism in its native land. His life has been dedicated particularly to helping ‘Scheduled Caste’ people escape the hell of their situation by embracing the teachings of the Buddha and the example of their great visionary leader, Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar. He has been living here since then, firstly developing Buddhist activities under Triratna Bauddha Mahasangha (TBM) and social projects under the name of Bahujan Hitay.TBM now runs over forty Buddhist teaching centers including two large retreat centers at Bhaja near Pune, and Bor Dharan, near Nagpur. Bjaujan Hitay ha established over twenty hostels for children who otherwise would find it hard to get schools education. It also runs many health and education community projects in the slums of Pune, Nagpur, Mumbai and other places. In 1998 Lokmitra fuunded the Jambudvipa Trust in Pune. Jambudvipa, the ancient Budhist name for the PRABUDDHA BHARATH sub-continent represents the transformation of society and culture Thrugh Buddhist ethical and spiritual values. besides specifically Budhist activities, the trust runs the Manuski project, which has two main programmes, training Buddhists, Scheduled Castes and Scheduled tribes (especially the most degraded castes and tribes) in social activism, and human Rights and advocacy, especially in relation to atrocities. The trust also runs three hostels, one for Scheduled Caste girls affected by the earth quake of 2001 in Gujarat, and two for Scheduled Caste children affected by Tsunami near Chennai. Since the mid’s Lokamitra has been developing the Nagarjuna Institute at Nagaloka in Nagpur, the main activity of which is an 8 month residential course in Buddhist studies and practice, as well as an introduction to social action, for newly embarrassed (Returned back) Buddhists, mainly from Scheduled Castes (but also OBC and Chakma) backgrounds, from all over the country. In the last 11 years over 750 students from 24 different states and over 40 different castes have benefitted from the training, and now constitute  nationwide network, transcending caste and region. More recently Lokamitra has been helping to develop the PRABUDDHA BHARATH Network to bring into communication people from all over the country, who are inspired by the approach of Dr. Ambedkar to Buddhism and social transformation, and to give them sense of solidarity.

Lokamitra is a trustee of the Indo Tibetan Culture Institute  School, Kalimpong, founded by Dhardo Rimponce, and a member of the Advisory Body, International Network of Engaged Buddhists. In 2008 he was awarded the Manhae Grand Peace Prize, in Korea and the Vishwa Keerthi Sri Buddhbhumi Dhamma Senapati, in Sri Lanka.

Here he talks about his work following along with a slideshow demonstrating the great liberating work that goes on at Nagaloka through the Nagarjuna Institute, where young men and women are given the training and respect they need to break free of caste and go on to help others do the same. Truly inspiring listening!

Dr.Yojana Bhagat

http://yojanabhagat.wordpress.com/

Hi!!

Welcome to my website.

I am Dr. Yojana Bhagat.

As an ardent follower of the Buddha, I know there do not
exist any yojana bhagat and this is only my identity for this mundane
world given to me, which I call me and myself  as “na hetha puggala
uppalabhati” – that is there do not exist any permanent person or self.

So whatever I am saying would be the identity I have been given and I have acquired in this existence.


She is eminent scholar and has competed double Ph.D. from the University of Mumbai. The first doctorate on the “Impact of Vipassana meditation on Buddhist Architecture” and the second one on the “Mnemonics in Pali Literature”.

She is the first registered student of the Takshashila Vidyalaya, Ulhasnagar where she completed her primary schooling.

Her basic degree is in Architecture from Sir JJ College of Architecture, Mumbai. Then she acquired the Masters in Philosophy with Buddhism as one of the subjects, followed by Masters in Pali and Literature. She continued learning and pursued next Masters degree in Ancient Indian Cultures along with two doctorates in subjects mentioned earlier.At prensent, she is the coordinator of the Department of Pali, University of Mumbai, teaching pali art the masters level and guide students for the M.Phil in Pali. In short she is a teacher at Mumbai University, Maharashtra.

She is a Vipassana Meditator since 1988 and have undergone long and short courses of Vipassana as taught by Goenka Guruji.

The study of Buddhist Architecture is her passion. She has personally visited and studied almost all the Buddhist sites of PRABUDDHA BHARATH. She has presented Research Papers at national and International Conferences on Buddhist arcehtector and Pali.


Heard your excellent speech in Bangalore. Informed you that a FREE Online E-Nalanda Research and Practice University is run through http://sarvajan.ambedkar.org. Wished for all the TIPITAKA chantings to be rendered you you and your students to be recorded as short video or film clippings. We wish to be part of such a project.

With kind regards

Thanking you in anticipation
With Lots of Metta

Jagatheesan Chandrasekharan


The Times of India


They will caste their vote: Karnataka still remains extremely caste-conscious


Jagatheesan Chandrasekharan (b) 130 days ago
BSP
is the only party which works on the policy of Sarvajan Hithay Sarvajan
Sukhay meaning peace, welfare and happiness for the entire people
including SC/ST/OBC/Minorities and poor Upper Castes as enshrined in the
Constitution. People will hand over the MASTER KEY to BSP to unlock all
door of development to distribute the wealth of the country/state
equally among all sections of the society and to enable them to attain
Eternal Bliss as their final goal.


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Jagatheesan Chandrasekharan

Director at Online Free E-Nalanda Research and Prectice University

Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

(Bengaluru Area, India)

Aviation & Aerospace


Current
  • Director

    at
    Online Free E-Nalanda Research and Prectice University


Past
  • Sr.Manager (Design), Aircraft Research and Design Centre


Education

  • JC Politechnic, Bangalore

  • St.Joseph’s Indian High SChool

Connections

155 connections

Websites

Jagatheesan Chandrasekharan’s Experience

Director

Online Free E-Nalanda Research and Prectice University


December 2002
Present
(10 years 10 months)


Translating TIPITAKA in Tamil language to spread the teachings all
over the world. Working hard to help Bahujan Samaj Party to enable
acquire the MASTER KEY as desired by DR.AMBEDKAR for peace, welfare and
happiness of the Entire people to lead a life as enshrined in TIPITAKA.
And also to keep good health for achieving the purpose in the most
traditional and natural way. Train people to become Traders and Business
men/women by convergence of Manufacturing sector, Information
Technology, Bio Technology, NanoTechnology right from childhood.

Sr.Manager (Design), Aircraft Research and Design Centre


1964
2002 (38 years)


Expertise in creating 100 seat aircraft using the latest Integrated
Product Design and Manufacturing Development. Expert in using
UNIGRAPHICS and analysis packages for the purpose.

Jagatheesan Chandrasekharan’s Skills & Expertise

  1. Program Management

  2. Research

  3. Strategic Planning

  4. Project Management

  5. Public Speaking

  6. Business Strategy

  7. Management

  8. Operations Management

  9. Manufacturing

  10. Proposal Writing

  11. Business Development

  12. Team Management

  13. Teaching

  14. Project Planning


Jagatheesan Chandrasekharan’s Education

JC Politechnic, Bangalore

Diploma in Mechanical Engineering (Instrument Mechanics),

Instrument Mechanics

19611964

St.Joseph’s Indian High SChool

Secondry School Leaving Certificate,

Diploma in Instrument Technology (Mechanlical Engineering)

19501961

Jagatheesan Chandrasekharan’s Additional Information

Websites:
Interests:


Translating TIPITAKA in Tamil language to spread the teachings all over
the world.Working hard to help Bahujan Samaj Party to enable acquire the
MASTER KEY as desired by DR.AMBEDKAR for peace, welfare and happiness
of the Entire people to lead a life as enshrined in TIPITAKA. And also
to keep good health for achieving the purpose in the most traditional
and natural way.And also to keep good health for achieving the purpose
in the most traditional and natural way. Train people to become Traders
and Business men/women by convergence of Manufacturing sector,
Information Technology, Bio Technology, NanoTechnology right from
childhood.Expertise in creating 100 seat aircraft using the latest
Integrated Product Design and Manufacturing Development. Expert in using
UNIGRAPHICS and analysis packages for the purpose.

Groups and Associations:


Would like to digitize entire TIPITAKA to create short clippings of
Videos for each Sutta, animations, GIF images, Pictures, Chantings for
all sections of the society to benefit the teachings in an entertaining
manner.

Honors and Awards:


With out expecting any honor or award, daily practice of swimming
and participating in National and international level won many gold,
silver and bronze medals.Practice of running online Free E-Nalanda
practice and research university through http://sarvajan.ambedkar.org
and sending lessons through emails to more 3000 contacts won lot of good
minds.



Jagatheesan Chandrasekharan

People all over the country see political and a
broad-basing
of the BSP party organisation as it was Dr B.R. Ambedkar who in 1954
advocated splitting of bigger states into smaller units.The previous
Mayawati government had got a controversial resolution
passed in the State Assembly on splitting Uttar Pradesh into four
smaller states as Purvanchal, Bundelkhand, Awadh Pradesh and Pashchimanchal. Mayawati
said when her party was in power, she had created new divisions, zones,
districts and tehsils so that better administration could be provided
to the people of the state, which is the most populous state in the
country. Purely from an administrative point of view, a state of over 200
million people, 72 districts, over 800 blocks… It’s just not
governable.”It is unfortunate that the
central government kept it pending since then, but with Telangana
becoming a reality, BSP demands that on the principle of one
language-one state, the Centre, besides reorganising larger states,
should also complete the process of division of Uttar Pradesh into four
states,
besides (formation of) Gorkhakland and Vidarbha,” she said. Size does
make a difference. For political reasons, the Congress
party has been averse to splitting bigger states into smaller ones and
pointlessly dragging feet on such demands as is happening in Andhra
Pradesh. Earlier the Uttarakhand movement was unnecessarily prolonged
for years.”When this population is divided between four states, development will increase,” she said.

https://www.facebook.com/jagatheesan.chandrasekharan

Jagatheesan Chandrasekharan

The New Indian Express


Medals replace medicines for these ‘seniors’


As most of us put our alarms on snooze and snuggle into bed, a group
of 60 plus swimmers brave the winter to follow their passion.

Jay
Chandrasekharan’s skin has wrinkled over the past 32 years he has spent
swimming. His day starts at 3am. After doing yoga for an hour,
Chandrashekhar takes a bus from HAL 3rd Stage to Majestic and then takes
a bus to Sankey Tank to swim. His tryst with swimming started when he
suffered a slip disc and the doctors could not provide any answer for
his problems. That’s when he thought of improving his life. When asked
how he manages in the cold he said, “That’s all in your mind. Once you
are in the water you don’t feel anything.” Chandrashekhar has
participated in both national and state tournaments. And now his next
big dream is the English Channel. “We are preparing for that now. In
some swimming pools they put ice in the water so that our bodies get
acclimatised to the cold.”

This group of approximately 25 swimmers
have become a family now. They bond over swimming and find solace in
each other’s company. Even at the age of 70, these swimmers have no
health problems and joke among themselves that they are going to live
upto 150.

All of them have participated in state or national level
championships and bagged medals as well. Swimming has not only improved
their health but has given them friends for life. Says Jay, “This is my
family. If even one person doesn’t show up, we miss him, call him and
enquire why he didn’t come. We also go for trips occasionally and go for
breakfast every third Sunday of the month.”

They attribute all
their success to their coach Narasimha who represented India in 1979 in
Columbia in water polo and won a gold medal.

Another swimmer,
Mohan Rao L jumps right in the conversation. “I always used to swim as a
hobby but eventually tournaments came along and I thought, why not?”
For them, time has stopped as they describe age as just numbers.
“Instead of having medicines in our cupboards, we have medals,” they
sign off.


The Pioneer

PM candidate should be named after polls

Jagatheesan Chandrasekharan

BJP and the Congress very
well know that they are not going to get the numbers. But the RSS and
other leaders are just playing a game to be in the news always with the
help of the media to gain little more numbers. But one thing is
important. The Electronic Voting Machines has to be replaced as directed
by the Supreme Court that has to be totally Tamper proof and by making
the OPEN SOURCE CODE public. Otherwise the ruling governments servants
will help either the Congress or the BJP to capture the MASTER KEY again
and again. Hence all the leaders and cadres of non-Congress and non-BJP
must become alert and attentive in this regard and raise their voice
right now. Otherwise democracy, Independence and freedom will just be a
mockery.


From UP to Bengal, Telangana decision brings divisions to the fore

Jagatheesan Chandrasekharan


Jagatheesan Chandrasekharan

People all over the country see political and a
broad-basing
of the BSP party organisation as it was Dr B.R. Ambedkar who in 1954
advocated splitting of bigger states into smaller units.The previous
Mayawati government had got a controversial resolution
passed in the State Assembly on splitting Uttar Pradesh into four
smaller states as Purvanchal, Bundelkhand, Awadh Pradesh and Pashchimanchal. Mayawati
said when her party was in power, she had created new divisions, zones,
districts and tehsils so that better administration could be provided
to the people of the state, which is the most populous state in the
country. Purely from an administrative point of view, a state of over 200
million people, 72 districts, over 800 blocks… It’s just not
governable.”It is unfortunate that the
central government kept it pending since then, but with Telangana
becoming a reality, BSP demands that on the principle of one
language-one state, the Centre, besides reorganising larger states,
should also complete the process of division of Uttar Pradesh into four
states,
besides (formation of) Gorkhakland and Vidarbha,” she said. Size does
make a difference. For political reasons, the Congress
party has been averse to splitting bigger states into smaller ones and
pointlessly dragging feet on such demands as is happening in Andhra
Pradesh. Earlier the Uttarakhand movement was unnecessarily prolonged
for years.”When this population is divided between four states, development will increase,” she said.

It is most unfortunate that some people like ugly pagals

nipun jain (rewari),Ashok Prabhu (Margao,Goa.),Optimus (Chennai) ,

shishir
(usa),mishratuhin (delhi),Indian (india),rightening face patriot
(india),Mahendra Gaur (Jaipur) ,arora v (uk) ,Ranjit Mishra (Brahmapur)
,mehulshroff (Mumbai) ,Seng Kally () ,Ceej (Pune) ,Praveen Kumar Dubey
(mumbai) Sudheer (Bangalore) ,misery Ramsubramani Harihara Iyer () ,mad
(India) ,PS! (Bharat) ,Easwar Venkatraman (Mumbai) ,stupid Akash behera
(Uttarpradesh),begging bowl Baby Mohan (Bangalore) ,fool anil sharma
(Mumbai) , separate country Sumit Kumar (Gurgaon) ,looting.rober, goonda
flemingo2008 () ,Goat Buffalo vikatasiromani (Location) ,Indian,
Mexico,vashal,Rajesh,Mangalore,Dubai /Udupi, Rammohan Kamath,Anil
Misquith, Abu Dhabi,Dinesh Poojary, Kundapura/Bengaluru,CYRIL
MASCARENHAS, KIREM/MIRA ROAD/DUBAI,Raj_Talkray, Telangana,R.Bhandarkar,
M’lore,ashley, Muscat,James, Abu Dhabi,Ismail Shaikh,
Moodbidri/Dubai,Manda Budhi, Kudla,Krishna, Mangalore,Adi, Kinnigoli/Old
Hyderabad,Amin Bhoja, Patte / Riyadh,HENRY MISQUITH, Bahrain,Aloka
Nath, Bengaluru,Kicked out Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai, Rajesh Shetty,
Mlore-Shj,Ismail Shaikh, Moodbidri/Dubai,Dinesh Poojary,
Kundapura/Bengaluru,rahul jaiswal,brajesh narayan, s300,sam,suresh
kamat, chirag ranjan, pradeep kumar,optimus,anupmanu,sandeep
shah,rsm,asimc, venkateshwar, skumar became mad as soon as Mayawati an
untouchable made some sensible statement. This is because of the age old
traditional hatred, anger, jealousy and evil thoughts propagated by RSS
and BJP against non RSS/BJP crooked leaders. They must become broad
minded like the people of US who elected Obama for the second time. If
it happens here to make Mayawati as PM then mental asylums may not be
required so that they could lead a sane life by shedding hatred.

Zeenews

Over Rs 33 lakh seized from biker in poll-bound Karnataka

Jagatheesan Chandrasekharan - Bangalore
Names with photo of the man and the local industrialist must be published by the fearless media for LEVEL PLAYING FIELD.

VOICE OF SARVA SAMAJ SADBHAVAN


நீங்கள் நேர்மையானவராக இருந்தால் இதையும் உங்கள் விவாதத்தில் சேர்த்துக்கொள்ளவேண்டும்:

கோவில் மண்டபங்கள்: கடவுள் மறுப்பாளர்களுக்கு தடை சரியா?

மேல்கோட்டையில் ராமானுஜர் தாழ்த்தப்படவர்களைஎல்லாம் ஐயெங்கார்களாக மாற்றினார். அவர்களுக்கும் இத்தடையா? இந்த கர்மத்ற்குத்தான்  எல்லோரும் புத்த மதத்திற்கு திரும்பி விட வேண்டும்.


பிரதமர் பதவிக்கு ராகுல் காந்தி சரியான தேர்வு: மன்மோகன் சிங்

மயாவதியையா பிரதமர் ஆகா வேண்டும் என கூறுவார் ?



Ratnesh Katulkar
ratnesh 1Varnanam brahmano guru! Meaning: among all the varnas only the Brahmin can be appointed as a teacher.
This dictum is followed in Indian society from time immemorial. But in
contrast to this principle there has been frequent mention of a
non-brahmin teacher called Shukracharya, the guru of the Rakshasas, in
the Vedas and Puranas. Interestingly, there was a time when India earned
the title of vishwa-guru (’the teacher of the
world’). Needless to mention that the credit for this honour goes to
another famous non-brahmin teacher, the Buddha, under the influence of
whose philosophy India had built universities of international repute,
such as Nalanda, Vikramshila, Odantpuri, Vallabhi etc., which attracted a
large number of foreign students. Yet in popular knowledge, ancient
Indian teachers and education are synonymous with the Brahmins.
The long list of famous Gurus -
Dronacharya, Vasisth, Kripacharya, Manu and Gautam – circulated by mainstream culture consists of only Brahmins.
These names are popular in Indian tales, myths, religious scriptures
and to an extent are even considered history. However, one cannot call
this as caste based reservation, because these gurus earned their
position owing to their so-called ‘merit’. The Brahmins’ complete
domination of teaching was of course not without any reason. The
teaching profession is directly related with knowledge which is the key
to human development and progress; in such a situation it is natural
that the Brahmins restricted the teaching positions to themselves alone.
Allowing non-brahmins to teach would lead to the collapse of their
sacred fourfold societal division: so, how could they accept others as teachers?
radhakrishnan
In
modern India too, there has been no significant change in the
situation: like their ancestors Shukracharya and the Buddha, the Phule
couple - Mahatma Phule and Savitribai Phule - and Dr Ambedkar too spent
their whole lives for the sake of the poor and despised masses and
successfully educated them about their rights and created awareness. But
the ‘mainstream’ of Indian society does not see these leaders as
synonymous with Teachers’ Day. Instead, Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan’s
name is reserved for this great day and why not? He is a great
philosopher of international repute and as a teacher, he also resembles,
in some ways, the ideal vedic guru Dronacharya - who is still honored
and remembered by Hindus for
cutting off the thumb of his tribal student Eklavya to maintain the
merit of his favorite student Arjuna.
It
is true that Radhakrishnan didn’t cut off the thumb of any of his
students but he did commit intellectual theft of a student’s work. Very
few people know that Radhakrishnan’s famous work ‘Indian Philosophy’ is
largely plagiarized from the PhD thesis of Jadunath Sinha (please read: Subcontinental plagiarism‘ by Idrees Bakhtiar in the Dawn; also published in other South Asian media),
one of his students. However, when Sinha came to know about this theft,
unlike Eklavya, he didn’t follow the path of sacrifice and instead
filed a case in court against his teacher. It is another matter that
owing to Radhakrishnan’s influential position, the case was disposed of
without causing much trouble to him. But how can truth be totally
extinguished? It ultimately turned out that Radhakrishnan was not so
lucky after all because most
of the chapters of Sinha’s thesis had already been published in other
magazines prior to the publication of Indian Philosophy.
Thus it was well proved, without the need of any court’s intervention,
that Radhakrishnan’s most magnificent and glorious work was nothing but
an intellectual theft.
syam 8
Even
today, there are many teachers in India who have earned their names in
the academic world by plagiarizing the works of their students, like
Radhakrishnan, and there are many more teachers who due to caste,
religion and gender biases, like Dronacharya, force their students
either to leave their education before completion, or even to commit
suicide.
One
needs to recount only the tragic case of Jaspreet Singh, a Dalit-Sikh
student of Chandigarh’s Government Medical College, to illustrate what
kind of deleterious effect such biased teachers could have on their
students’ lives. On March 27, 2008, after a long period of harassment,
Jaspreet ended his life by hanging himself in the hostel library as his
casteist teacher deliberately failed him in his MBBBS final examination.
It
is not in Chandigarh alone, but all over India, particularly in premier
educational institutions such as IITs, IIMs, AIIMS and other central
universities, that you will find frequent occurrence of suicides by
Dalit and Tribal students every year. In recent months, on the
complaints of the Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe students of
Safdarjung Medical College, New Delhi, about the casteism prevalent in
their campus, a committee was appointed by the National Commission for
Scheduled Castes (NCSC) under the chairmanship of Prof. Mungekar.
Among
the many important findings of the committee was the ugly revelation
that the teachers in the college were allotting marks to students on the
basis of caste. In Jaspreet’s case too, when his papers were rechecked
by an expert committee, it was found that he had passed in all the
subjects! But unfortunately, by the time he was vindicated, he had
already lost the battle of his life.
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This
is not the case of higher education alone; school education is not much
different. Reports of students being beaten so severely, by teachers,
that some of them even lost their lives frequently appear in the media.
Recently, there was a news report about a girl student being forced to
drink her own urine by her teacher in Shantiniketan near Kolkata. There
are many schools in rural India where dalit students are forced to clean
toilets and sweep classrooms. But so strange is Indian culture that it
grants the status of god to the teacher and anoints a guru who committed
theft of his student’s work as an ideal teacher!
However,
one good news is that now a section of people have started raising
their voice against this mainstream culture and are challenging the
celebration of Teachers’ Day on the birthday of Dr Radhakrishnan. This
year, a large number of Dalit, Tribal and other backward people gathered
at Jantar Mantar, New Delhi, to commemorate January 3rd, the birthday
of Savitribai Phule, as Education Day. As Dr Ambedkar once said: ‘what is wrongly settled must not be accepted as tradition but must be resettled’.
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Ratnesh Katulkar works in the Department of Dalit studies at Indian Social Institute (ISI), New Delhi.
Cartoons by Unnamati Syama Sundar.

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PIL to regulate Godmen and
astrologers of different religions

In the aftermath of Asharam Bapu incidence, I and wife Nutan have filed a PIL in Allahabad High Court,
Lucknow bench to put some regulatory mechanism for Godmen, occult practitioners and astrologers of all religions.

The petition says that India has
a very large number of
Godmen, occult practitioners and astrologers in all religions with different claims of divinity and
supernatural powers and having great hold over people, particularly the poor
and illiterate. Most of these people take monetary returns in return of their services;
hence they need to be treated as professionals.

As per the petition, these
people also need to be regulated by appropriate professional bodies like other
professions, so as to safeguard interest of common people and to stop entry of
imposters and cheats. .

Hence, we have asked for
formation of two separate Professional bodies at National and Regional levels for
Astrologers and God-men of various religions to act as Regulatory and controlling authorities,
consisting completely of people from these fields.

Copy of PIL–

Copy of representation sent previously–

Amitabh Thakur
Lucknow
# 094155-34526
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