Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Teej Festival 2014 at Jaipur on 30th, 31st July 2014

Hariyali Teej  or Sawan Teej or Teej Festival 2014 is celebrated in Jaipur on 30-31st July 2014. Hariyali Teej is a festival celebrated in the north Indian states of India mainly Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Haryana. This festival is celebrated on the third day of Shukla paksha in the Shravan month. It is also known as Madhusrava tritiya and Choti Teej.  Hariyali Teej is also known as Chhoti Teej and Shravana Teej. Kajari Teej which comes fifteen days after Hariyali Teej is known as Badi Teej.
Hariyali Teej History: According to legend Goddess Parvathi was reborn and did several years of stringent fasting to prove her dedication to Lord Shiva. After hundred years of strict fasting and austerity lord Shiva accepted her as his wife. It is said that whosoever invokes and worship Gowri known as teej mata on this day, will get divine blessings of Mother.  Married women and young girls celebrate the festival with great zeal and earnest devotion. On this day married women return to their parents’ home and receive gifts from their in laws which is called "Shinjhara’ which includes clothes, ornaments, beauty products, mehndi, sweets etc. Both married and unmarried women dress up in traditional green attires and wear ornaments and green bangles made of glass. Is also a common custom to apply mehandi or Alta on the hands and feet. Women and unmarried girls keep fast for long and healthy life of their husband.  
हरयाली तीज ( 30th July 2014) की हार्दिक शुभकामनायेँ .... 

Eid Mubarak 2014

Eid Mubarak 2014 to all People of state and country.  Muslims across India to celebrate Eid al-Fitr festival on Tuesday, 29th July 2014, Monday, marking the end of Ramadan 2014, the Islamic holy month of fasting. Eid Al-Fitr would is celebrated today across India as the crescent has been sighted on Monday evening.
Eid al-Fitr marks the anniversary of the Quran being revealed to the Prophet Muhammad.The festival marked the end of holy month of Ramadhan and special prayers for peace were offered in mosques and Eidgahs.

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Apurvi Chandela wins gold in Commonwealth Games 2014

Apurvi Chandela, daughter of Rajasthan wins gold in Commonwealth Games 2014. Jaipur girl Apurvi Chandela got India its second gold from the shooting range winning the 10m Air Rifle event at the Commonwealth Games on Saturday as compatriot Ayonika Paul boosted the medal tally with a silver. Apurvi Chandela gave a stunning exhibition of skill and concentration to clinch a gold medal while Ayonika Paul and Prakash Nanjappa claimed a silver. 21-year-old Chandela led from the beginning shattering the Games Record with a score of 206.7 while Ayonika finished a creditable second with a score of 204.9.
About Apurvi Chandela: Apurvi Chandela, born on 4 January 1993 at Jaipur (Rajasthan) is an Indian shooter who competes in the 10 metre air rifle event.  In 2012, Chandela won the gold medal in the 10 metres air rifle event at the National shooting championships in New Delhi, her first year in the senior circuit.  In 2014, she won four medals at the Intershoot Championships at the The Hague, that included two individual and two team medals.

PM launches MyGov: A platform for Citizen Engagement towards Surajya

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday launched a website www.MyGov.nic.in that aims to help citizens contribute in governance by giving their opinions and views on important issues like clean Ganga or skill development. The inauguration of the people-centric platform also marks the completion of 60 days of the new government. The Prime Minister said in the past 60 days, the experience of his government was that there were many people who wanted to contribute towards nation-building and devote their time and energy, an official statement said. Modi said MyGov (mygov.nic.in) is a technology-driven medium that will provide citizens an opportunity to contribute towards good governance, the statement added.
Prime Minister expressed confidence that the people would welcome this initiative. He also invited suggestions to strengthen and improve the platform. He hoped that everyone would join hands through this platform to take the country forward, and to meet the aspirations of the poorest of the poor. He said he was confident of success in this mission, because he recognized the strength and capability of 125 crore Indians. The Prime Minister said he looked forward to receiving the suggestions, views and ideas of the people. The platform - MyGov - presents an opportunity to the citizens to both ‘Discuss’ and ‘Do.’ There are multiple theme-based discussions on MyGov where a wide range of people would share their thoughts and ideas. Further, any idea shared by a contributor will also be discussed on these discussion forums, allowing constructive feedback and interaction. For those who wish to go beyond discussions and wish to contribute on the ground, MyGov offers several avenues to do so. Citizens can volunteer for various tasks and submit their entries. These tasks would then be reviewed by other members and experts. Once approved, these tasks can be shared by those who complete the task and by other members on MyGov. Every approved task would earn credit points for completing the task.

Friday, July 25, 2014

Weightlifters Sanjita, Sukhen win Gold medals for India in CWG 2014

India wins two gold medals in weightlifting at 20th Commonwealth Games 2014. India ran away with opening day honours in the weightlifting competition of the 20th Commonwealth Games with Sukhen Dey and K Sanjita Chanu winning the gold medal in their respective events in Glasgow. The Indian team bagged four out of six medals on offer on day one of the competition on Thursday. 
Weightlifter K Sanjita Chanu stealing the limelight by winning the country its first gold medal while the judokas added two silver on the opening day of competitions here on Thursday. It was a display of overwhelming domination in weightlifting by the Indians as S Mirabai Chanu bagged the silver medal to make it a one-two for last edition's hosts.
Sukhen Dey has won the gold medal with a splendid lift in the clean and jerk. His compatriot Ganesh Mali took the bronze. Dey comfortably lifted 139 kg in his second attempt even as the other weightlifters made heavy weather of it. Dey, who won a silver behind Hamizan Aminul Ibrahim in the New Delhi Commonwealth Games four years ago