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Meditation session for Corp. School students

Chennai Mayor M Subramanian launched meditation session for students at the Corporation

school in Kothandaramar Koil Street,West Mambalam on January 20. The initiative is being

started in association with Sanmarga Foundations. The Mayor said that the meditation sessions will help reduce the stress among school students and help them cope with the stress. He also said that he has been doing meditation and yoga for the past six years that has been helping him in carrying out his hectic daily schedules. Corporation Commissioner Rajesh Lakhoni highlighted that the difference between a student scoring centum and another student scoring 90 marks in an examination lies in the concentration p o w e r. H e s a i d t h a t meditation can improve one’s concentration. It would also help control one’s temper, he said. Sangamitra Amudha, founder of Sanmarga Foundations said the session will train students in meditation.

Drawing competition RAINBOW 2010 conducted by Aaditya Kamaraja Eye Hospital on January 10 saw a participation of 1300 students from 47schools. Three prizes and 10 consolation prizes were given to winners of five categories.


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Annual day celebrated

I was diagnosed as having diabetics one month ago and I am taking medicines. Now my blood sugar values are; fasting blood sugar – 112 mgs% and postprandial blood sugar -164 mgs%. Can I stop my diabetes medicines? The answer for your question is NO. Do not stop the medicines, otherwise the blood sugar will rise. The reductions in blood sugar values are due to the diet control, exercise and medicines. The diabetes medicines will reduce your blood sugar level by increasing insulin secretion from pancreas or increase the insulin action at peripheral sites. If you stop diabetes medicines, all these beneficial effects will be lose and will result in rise in blood sugar values. You can reduce the tablet dosage or you can shift to less potent anti -diabetic medications after consultation with your diabeteologist. Before stopping diabetes medicines, kindly check for HbA1c (three months average blood sugar level), blood cholesterol levels, urine microalbuminuria and blood pressure level. Try to make all the above parameters within the expected range along with blood sugar control to avoid complications.

The 41st annual day of SRM Nightingale Mat. Hr. Sec. School was celebrated at Kamaraj Memorial Hall on January 9. Prof. Dr. N. Sethuraman, registrar, SRM University presided over the function. P.A. Naresh, chief educational officer of Chennai District, was the chief guest. Kushboo Sundar, film

personality was the guest of h o n o u r. D r. V. Vinaitheerthan, SRM S c h o o l o f Te a c h e r Education and Research gave the felicitation address. Usha Kannan welcomed the gathering and the principal Shanthi Sukumar presented the annual report for the year 2009-10. After

Tree walk held

the lighting of kuthuvilakku by the dignitaries. Jayanthi Jagannathan, vice-principal introduced the guests and dignitaries. The president in his address highlighted the achievements of SRM Nightingale School. The chief educational officer elaborated on the need for participation of children in all cultural activities. The guest of honour Kushboo Sundar encouraged the children to develop extracurricular talents along with academics. She insisted on educating the girl children in the family. The School Magazine 'Pragathi' was released by Kushboo and the first copy was received by the chief educational officer. Teachers of the SRM were

felicitated for centum results in Std. X and XII Board Exam 2008 – 09 by the chief educational officer and gave away the proficiency awards to the children. Cultural programmes were presented by the children. The welcome song depicting Lord Ganesha was well received with a big round of applause. The English skit 'Merchant of Venice' highlighting the need for human approach by the primary section was well received. The K.G. kids' performance based on 'The unity concept and patriotism' was enjoyed by all. Easwari Engineering college students presented a western dance. 'Dasavatharam' and 'Srinivasa Kalyanam' were added attractions.

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Pongal celebrations

Springfield Mat Hr Sec School celebrated Pongal on January 13 at their school premises. Students of classes I to VII dressed up in traditional costumes of Tamil Nadu, presented a skit depicting the significance of Pongal. They demonstrated the elaborate Pongal ceremony of villages with folk songs and dances and visualised

the glorious scenario of farmers worshipping Sun God. The management and staff members of Kindergarten section jointly prepared Pongal and distributed it to the kids. The principal appreciated the enthusiasm of the kids in participating in such a c ti v i ti e s a n d w i s h e d everyone ' Happy Pongal'.

Nizhal, a Chennai based Trust promoting concern for trees in the city, held a tree walk at Shivan Park, K.K.Nagar on January 10. Nizhal aims to bring awareness on the role and utility of trees in our lives and on the need to plant, propagate and care for trees for the benefit of all. A diverse group of adults and children gathered to learn more about the trees in the park and find out how they can do more to protect trees make K.K.Nagar a greener place attracting several birds other than crows and pigeons. Prof. Devanathan retired

Botany H.O.D from Presidency College guided the group pointing out the unique features of each tree in the park. As the enthusiastic group of young and old moved from tree to tree, curious joggers in the park joined the group. Before leaving, all the participants agreed to meet once every month with an activity to promote tree culture in k.K.Nagar. Free the Tree Campaign is the next event planned for February. Interested volunteers can contact Nizhal at 4204 5137 or email at nizhal.shade@ gmail.com. -VP Times

Republic Day celebrations BVSN Murthy Centre for special children will celebrate the Republic Day on January 26 at 9.30 am their premises in 27, Thambiah Reddy Street,

West Mambalam. Ashok Kumar Shetty, industrialist will be the chief guest and Anitha Guha, danseuse will be the guest of honour.

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“Sthree” Thyagaraja Pancharathnam

A unique Thyagaraja Pancharathnam by an all women team was organised by Mudhra on January 10. The team included female vocalists, violinists, vainikas, mridangists and tambura

players. The artistes performed in Sruti5, the i d e a l p i t c h f o r congregational singing by women. After the Pancharathnam rendition, musician Radha Bhaskar gave a brief talk,

highlighting the lyrical and musical excellence of these compositions. Some artistes also made solo presentation of selected kritis of Thyagaraja. - VP Times

Invoking divine blessings

Nrithya Sudha director Smt.Sudha and her disciples presented a dance-drama Trisakthi at Ksheerasagara Hall, Villivakkam on the occasion of Padma Sarangapani Cultural Academy's Music & Dance Festival. Guru Sudha's presentation with her disciples was thought provoking throughout. The dance-drama commenced with Vallabha Nayakasya as the invocatory song. Gambheer Nattai Pushpanjali, a c o m p o s i t i o n o f P.R.Venkatasubramanian, followed by a keerthana on

Lord Ganesha in Sree Ranjani set to Adi evoked a sense of curiosity about the whole concept. Though the concept was thematic, the format of presentation was Maargam. Vellai Thamarai on Lord Saraswathi was performed in Maand raga set to Adi. Praise of Ashtalakshmi, the eight forms of power (Sakthi) was in Ragamalika set to Adi. The piece highlighted social values pertaining to human beings and also sent across a message to the society. Surrender and submission of mind by praying Goddess

through Ashritha Janam Subhakari in Neelambari set to Adi stood for abhinaya aspect and it showcased Sudha`s experience. Yarukkum Adangaatha Neeli, a composition of Harikesanallur Muthaiah Bagavathar in Abhogi ragam set to Adi on Goddess Mahakali narrated the destruction of Asuras and Kali's Roudram. Action and reaction of multicharacters were a treat to eyes. Sree chakraraja Simhasaneswari in Ragamalika was presented by praising the different names of Goddess and her glorious attitudes in the form of dramatic narration. Special mention is to be made about the make- up by Albert. Jayasree R a m a n a t h o n nattuvangam, D.Venugopal on vocal, M.S.Kannan on the violin, Gajendran Ganesan on the mridangam supported the presentation in a very fruitful way. The presentation mesmerised the audience and filled their minds with divinity and grace.

Reveal your music talents Rao's Music Circle is organising a Music Talent programme on January 31 at the Ellayamman Koil in Ellayamman Koil Street,

West Mambalam. Participants in all age groups can take part in the programme and exhibit their talents in vocal and

instrumental music. Certificates will be awarded by the chief guest for all the participants. For details to contact : 9840197914.

Sri Vittal Das Maharaj at Sri Krishna Gana Sabha The early morning sessions in the 2nd half of December is unique to Sri Krishna Gana Sabha. It is then that Chennai witnesses the absolute power with which B a g a w a n N a m a Sankeerthanam can draw the hearts of bhakthas together in packing the atmosphere with Vittala namas, Rama namas and Krishna namas. Never seen before nor will be seen

in future ….this is what is the common man’s commentary on the Namasankeerthanam conducted by Sri Vittaldas Maharaj at Krishnagana Sabha between 7am and 9am in this period every year. One has to see it to believe it …the fervour with which Swamiji is able to mesmerise the audience in chanting the Name of the Almighty….Like the Gopis

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of Dwaparayuga , every soul is drawn to this unbelievably peaceful and beautiful campus to stay frozen for 2 hours. With his vibrant voice, lilting bajans and power packed anecdotes of Saints, Swamiji casts a spell of Krishnanubhava on the hypnotised crowd, that lingers for hours, days, months and years….. - Rajee Mani


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Honing public speaking and leadership skills

The Installation and chartering ceremony of Madras Toastmasters Club was held at Andhra Chamber of Commerce on January 3. Abraham Zacharia, Division G Governor, installed the

new office bearers for the term January 2010 to July 2010. To a s t m a s t e r s International is a non-profit organization governed by a Board of Directors elected by the membership. Toastmasters help one lose

the fear of public speaking and learn life skills. The programme in the community clubs of Toastmasters is designed in such a way that the members not only shed their fear of facing an

recognizing the negative thoughts, and changing them into positive and peaceful thoughts. The best way that we can create that change is to change our thoughts from being negative to positive. The best attitude towards meditation is to be very patient as the mind may not always want to focus. Having a sense of expectation towards positive results can create an uncomfortable pressure and thus take away the enjoyment of the experience. By practicing meditation regularly, the person who meditates gains a wonderful sense of the self. Meditation is a self-healing process; any form of stress is a sign of our negative thinking and disease within our mind. If we don't attend to the disease in the mind, we may find that chronic stress can lead to disease

prepared speeches, Table Topics (a Table Topics master gives an on-the-spot topic to a pulled out member, who speak for a minute or two) and an evaluation session. Madras Toastmasters Club

meets every Sunday at Andhra Chamber of C o m m e r c e , T. N a g a r from 10.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. For details, contact Jayakar, president at 94440 04449.

Carnival at Kalamandir

Heal yourself through meditation

Meditation simply is sinking into our sea of consciousness, releasing the submerged stresses and coming to the point of inner stillness where there is no object of consciousness - but consciousness itself. An ordinary person may consider meditation as a worship or prayer. But it is not so. Meditation means awareness. Whatever you do with awareness is meditation. "Watching your breath" is meditation; listening to the birds is meditation. As long as these activities are free from any other distraction to the mind, it is effective meditation. The positive discovery about meditation is that we are focusing within ourself and becoming free of n e g a t i v i t y. M e d i t a t i o n techniques simply involve a process of transforming yourself, your thoughts, and

audience but also take up roles in planning and conducting a successful meeting. The installation of the office bearers was followed by an engrossing toastmaster session which had

of the body. Meditation is a method for acquainting our mind with virtue. The more familiar our mind is with virtue, the calmer and more peaceful it becomes. When our mind is peaceful we are free from worries and mental discomfort, and we experience true happiness. If we train our mind to become peaceful, we shall be happy all the time, even in the most adverse conditions. But if our mind is not peaceful, then even if we have the most pleasant external conditions, we shall not be happy. Therefore it is important to train our mind through meditation. Hundreds of thousands of people from all walks of life are finding that no matter what their goals, motivations, responsibilities or problems, they are able to act more clearly, more efficiently and more successfully with the aid of regular meditation. Ultimately, the only way to know if meditation will be useful for you is to give it a try. To spend some time each day in the dance of the soul. Above all, in meditation too, be happy! If you want to experience peace, meditate peacefully. If you want to know love, offer love first to yourself. Meditation is bliss ! Enjoy it Vikram V

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Carnival 2010 was celebrated with pomp and splendour in Kalamandir Matriculation Hr. Sec. School on January 9. The function was inaugurated by Vijayaraghavan, senior manager, Indian Over Seas bank, Rangarajapuram. It was a day of fun and frolic

for the young and the old. Parents, well wishers and old students thronged the fair and the school wore a festive look. There were yummy delicious chaats and starters along with variety rices. Fruit juices, ice cream and pizzas were other attractions. Students

tried their luck, skill and talents in different stalls. Music Mania – a stall for song dedication had songs played till the end of the day. The day etched a lasting memory in the mind of everyone who attended it. - VP Times

Road Is not a Racing Track

All about road safety: Tamil Nadu Police Traffic Warden organisation in association with GRT Mahalakshmi Vidhyala students, conducted Road Safety awareness programme on January 7 from 10 am to 11 am near R3 Ashok Nagar Police Station. Thirty students of class 11 along with Durai (R3 Inspector L & O), Ramasamy (R3 Sub Inspector), Sarathy (P E T instructor GRT School) and G.Subramanian (Traffic Warden) participated.


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Painting contest to mark World Cancer Day The Vasantha Memorial trust which champions the cause of cancer since the year 1993 is organising an on the spot paint contest topic to mark World Cancer day on January 31 at

Rosary school, Santhome at 10 am. In addition, a special presentation on the role of a child to make the world cancer free one will be g i v e n t h a t d a y. T h e

competition will be judged by famous painters and three prizes will be awarded in each category. There is a contest open for children on slogan writing. The names should reach

the trust office by January 27 by post or by emailto vasanthamemorial@gmail. com. For further details, call: 98940-89379. -VP Times

Happy Republic Day

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