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Sustainable Development Goal-5

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Dr.Sanjay Banerji
Founder Director/Dean of Amrita School of Business
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Dear Friends,

This month we shall discuss the fifth Sustainable Development Goal: Gender Equality.
In this blog, we shall try to explain:

  a. What it is and why is this relevant
  b. What are its indicators
  c. What are the targets
  d. Where do we stand in India
  e. What can we do to support the goal

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Yatra - Pilgrimage to Holy Places

By
C.Rangarajan, Chennai
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Besides the mentioned texts in the previous blog, the following ancient digests & works on Tirthas deserve a mention
  1. The Tirthavivacena-kanda of the kalpataru of Lakshmidhara
  2. The Chaturvarga Cinthamani of Hemadri (1260-1270 CE)
  3. The Tirthacintamani of Vacaspathi (1450-1480 CE)
  4. The Tirthasara of Nrusimhapada (1500 CE)
  5. The Tristhalisethu of Narayanabhatta (1550-1580 CE)
  6. The Tirthasoukya of Todarananda (1565-1589 CE)
  7. The Tirthatattva of Raghunandana (1520-1570 CE)
  8. The Tirthaprakasa by Mitramisra (1610-1640 CE)
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இராமேஸ்வரத்தின் தொன்மை – தொல்லியல் அறிமுகம்

வே.பரந்தாமன் மற்றும் அ.பிரேம் குமார்
ரீச் பவுண்டேஷன், சென்னை
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முன்னுரை

“வரலாறு” என்பது ஒவ்வொரு மனிதன் மற்றும் சமூகத்தின் தனித்துவத்தையும், சமூக ஒற்றுமையையும் கூறும் வகையில் உள்ளன என்றால் அது மிகையாகாது.  அவ்வகையான சிறப்புகளைப் பெற்ற வரலாற்றை அறிய முதலில் நாம் அனைவரும் எடுத்துக்கொள்வது தொல்லியல் மற்றும் கல்வெட்டுச் சான்றுகள், அயல்நாட்டவர் குறிப்புகள் போன்றவைகள் முதன்மை பெறுகின்றன.
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Solid Waste Management

By
Hand in Hand, Chennai
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Municipal Commissioner’s Visit

The Municipal Commissioner of Rameswaram Municipality, Mr. V. Ramar visited the Resource Recovery Park on 14th May. During the visit, the Commissioner enquired about the proceedings in the RRP, gave instructions to the Green Friends and HHIDS staff, and appreciated the effort of MSWM team during the lockdown.

During the visits, 36 Green Friends were engaged in street cleaning activity covering all main roads, Agni Theertham, near Amma Mess and Bus Stand.
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Herbal Garden (Muligai Vanam)

Ummathai
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Distribution and Habitat

Datura metel Linn. is a member of the Solanaceae family.  Datura prefers a warm temperature and is distributed in the warmer regions of the world. Common as a weed growing in open lands and roadside throughout India, sub-Himalayan tracts including the north west Himalaya, Kashmir, Bihar, Orissa, West Bengal, Madhya Pradesh, open forests of Rajasthan, mountains of the Deccan, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu.
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Revival and Renovation of Traditional Water Bodies (Teerthas)
Ramar Teertham

By
Vivekananda Kendra – NARDEP, Kanyakumari
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Teertha Location

West of Rāmanatha swamy temple which is nearby National Highway and 1km from Ramanathasamy temple.

Form

It is a pond with stairs on all sides

Mythological Story

It is believed that Lord Rama took bath in this Teertham. There is a Rama Temple situated in-front of the Ramar Teertham
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