Whose Portrait is it anyways ???? Gandhi, Nehru, Jinnah, Ambedkar, Patel, Maulana, Periyar, Gokhale and even English are a part of Indian Heritage and Incredible Country’s Freedom Story.  Article: by Nandini Goel.

Whose Portrait is it anyways ????

Gandhi, Nehru, Jinnah, Ambedkar, Patel, Maulana, Periyar, Gokhale and even English are a part of Indian Heritage and Incredible Country’s Freedom Story.
Article: by Nandini Goel.

India’s freedom is the result of the cumulative efforts, ideas and sacrifices made by the members of different sections of the Indian Society.
In the post-independence era, when certain social and religious differences overlap one another, this article is an attempt to create acceptance and tolerance for different sections of Indian society, as it throws light at the contributions made by various intellectuals from different sections of Indian Society during Indian Struggle for Independence.
The thought of penning down this article triggered in my mind after the recent brawl at the Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) about Jinnah’s portrait inside the University’s premises. Now the question is “Whether role of Jinnah was insignificant during Indian freedom struggle and Whether such trivial issue must be raised in present India”?
One thing that is beyond doubt; is that Mohamamd Ali Junnah was associated with the Indian National Congress and was also a prominent member of the Congress. As historian claims Jinnah was actively present during the landmark Congress session of 1906 when “Swaraj” or “Self Rule” was demanded for the first time by the Indian National Congress, he also served as the private secretary to president Dadabhai Naoroji (The Grand Old Man of India) . He served as the defence counsel for many Indian freedom fighters against the British Colonial Government, most prominently for one of the Hindu Brahmin Bal Gangadhar Tilak. His demand for partition of India on the behalf of Muslim League will perhaps always remain dubious but does it obliterate all his previous contribution in the Indian Freedom Struggle?
His tone might have been different during the freedom struggle but was still a part of the same symphony that the rest of India crooned.
And let us look at a brighter picture here: Had India not been partitioned in 1947, and this thought of partition as a better alternative would have persisted in the minds of few religious fundamentalists today. Wouldn’t it have led to a more painful partition today than what it did way back in 1947?
I also see some similarity of thought and approach with leaders and great thinkers like B.R Ambedkar and E.V Ramaswamy Naicker ( Better known as Periyar ), who are perceived mainly as the saviours of the depressed classes, also have an integral role in our freedom struggle. Their main demand might have been abolition of caste hierarchy but freedom from British Raj was their main goal.
Now no where I am trying to put Jinnah, Ambedkar and Periyar in one group and neither my intentions are to hurt some sentiments, but I am with my little knowledge till date, I am here trying to understand the role of our great thinkers those who also represented different minorities in India during Indian Freedom Struggle.
Leaders like Gandhiji always stood for Pan India. He represented everyone whether it was Rich or poor, Brahmin or the depressed classes, a tribal or a city man, Hindus or Muslims. A follower of Gokhale and draped in simple khadi, he led India to freedom in his saintly attire. He was perceived as the voice of India. While Sardar Patel (also known as “The Bismarck of India”) united the India with his “iron hand” and Jawaharlal Nehru (“The Architect of Modern India”) through his policies and wisdom designed the India of today. But somewhere as a matter of fact they represented majority classes in India.
Not just Indians, but even English have served an integral role in Indian History and Indian Freedom Struggle. Annie Besant was one such name. She was an Irishwoman who made India her home and put her heart and soul in its service. She was one of the prominent members of Theosophical Society in India and also led the Home Rule Movement along with Bal Gangadhar Tilak.
India is indeed one beautiful country with members of different sections contributing their share in their service. It is imprudent to raise such paltry issues like positioning of portraits of leaders when we have had such a delightful shared history and an even more appealing future beholds us.
I would see Jinnah as more an Indian Freedom Fighter and thinker than as a father of a neighbouring nation.

Nandini Goel

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Use of Performance Enhancing Drugs by Young Children in Sports ~ Article by Nandini Goel

Use of Performance Enhancing Drugs by Young Children in Sports ~ Article by Nandini Goel
“Well, when I think of steroids I think of an image. You have the advantage over someone, which is a form of cheating. I guess it wouldn’t be right unless it was legal for everybody. Reason it’s not legal for everybody is because it can hurt people seriously.”
Evander Holyfield
Recently, I was in Kerala to take part in the National School Games Meet where young boys and girls from all over India took part in different field events. It was indeed a prestigious event where a single medal gives the winner a free ride to a college of his choice.
Each athlete had prepared his best and the stadium was filled with ambition to perform the best and take away the medals. But amidst all this, there were many students who were more anxious about winning than excellence. Many students were making unauthorized use of Performance Enhancing Drugs in the greed of easy medal on the field. It was disheartening to see used syringes lying in the toilets. It was apparent that some young children all below the age of 19 years were involved in these activities.
Sports are about excellence and sweating hard to get the best out of your body. Finagling and winning a match might make you an achiever but denies you the title of a sportsman. Also performance enhancing drugs are unhealthy for a human being in a long run.
What most athletes use to enhance their performance is “Anabolic Steroid.” Anabolic Steroid produces testosterone in the body which when not in proper balance in the body, can prove harmful to the body.
Young Boys and Girls who uses anabolic steroids to enhance their performance are prone to various metabolic and growth disorders.
Young ambitious teens in their high ambitions tend to make mistakes as they never pay heed to the ill effects of steroids and other performance enhancing drugs. They fail to understand that this one race is not the end of the world and even if they lose, they will always have another race to perform better.
Athletes forget that its life that is more important and just to win one match, they put their life at risk. There is another chance for everything, except life. A sportsman should live longer than a non-sports oriented person but today, a sportsman has a much shorter life than a non-sports person. The sole reason is that today a sportsman values winning over his health. He values laurels over his life. But in my view, the biggest achiever is the one who lives the longest. Life gives you the opportunity to explore the wonders of the world. If just to win one race, we sacrifice that fun, then we are actually wasting a life worth living. I am not discouraging young athletes to win, all I am saying is win by enhancing your body through hard work and practice, not by some performance enhancing drugs which will have bad implication on your health in the future.
And if you feel your body is not made for a particular job so be it, there are many jobs and games for which each body is perfect. You only need to find your Ground.
Nandini Goel
For Educate My Girl Program 2016.
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Meditation at Educate My Girl Program 2016 🌻🌻

Meditation at EMG2016
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Meditation at Educate My Girl Program 2016 🌻🌻

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Happy New Year 2016! ‘Let’s bring Happiness all Around!’

Just a Thought Happy New Year 2016 #WhatDefinesUsasHumans While We Celebrate the mark of the new year 2016, a thought crossed my mind, “What defines us as Humans?” Regards Nandini Goel (Founder) Copyright @EducateMyGirl Program. Copying… #whatdefinesusashumans #2016 #atribute

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Mahatma Gandhi and his Education Philosophy ~ Article By Nandini Goel

Mahatma Gandhi and his Education Philosophy ~ Article By Nandini Goel

Mahatma Gandhi and his Education Philosophy

Mahatma Gandhi and his Education Philosophy

Mahatma Gandhi, the Father of independent India and a profound thinker whose ideas inspired the whole world had a discerning education philosophy. Gandhiji understood the basic roots, culture and value of Indian society deeply.  Besides understanding the need of modern and scientific education, he strongly advocated the need to install Indian Values, language and culture through education in the young generation of India. He had profound idea and vision about how India should move and shape in the future and build its youth by introducing appropriate Education System.

Gandhiji believed if education will not corresponds to the surrounding and circumstances of a society, would not lead to healthy growth of its people. His approach towards Education was realistic where he spoke about primary Education for all but suggested that the ways should be devised to bring in contact with life of Community around school through service and personal involvement. This would not only help the people to comprehend their society but also would enable them to construct and develop new means and methods for its growth.

Gandhiji believed that in desire to learn modern techniques and western style of living one should not evanesce the prevailing Indian Culture and ethos. He suggested as Indian Society was new to English, Hindi should be preferred as the teaching medium till Class VII and he stressed the need to impart knowledge of diverse Indian Culture and style of living through Education. These Ideas were widely appreciated during first conference on National Education held at Wardha in 1937.

He believed Indians should attain Swaraj when they are ready to handle it for which Education was a requisite. Being an avid reader himself he had great love for books. He emphasised the importance of nature and learning through it.

Gandhiji’s philosophy of self-reliance juxtaposed with his idea of promoting one hand skills for an individual as mean for earning their living. Hence, he wanted Education policy of India to introduce teaching of Labour Skills for every young Indian enabling them self-reliant.

He believed through right education, the people of India can be enlightened and could be edified.  Where he strived and urged for the upliftment of girls through education in the society and believed gender equality, equal opportunity and stronger status of women in India can build stronger Indian society. He spoke vehemently through his articles in newspapers like Young-India, Navjivan and Harijan about the menace of Old Customs like Untouchability, Gender Inequality at various levels, which can be eradicated through practice and profound education policy for the youth.

He believed education policies must be devised in a manner that it helps the majority of underprivileged and common people of India and prepare them to take part in the development of India and build India into more stronger and comprehensive nation.

Gandhiji was a perspicacious leader and one of the greatest thinkers of all time. His percipient outlook of life and Indian values has helped India to burgeon.

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