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Priyanka Gandhi Vadra viewed the proceedings in the Parliament. Priyanka Gandhi Vadra listened to the address of Rahul Gandhi, M.P. from Amethi and the Congress General Secretary. Rahul Gandhi had stressed the need of protecting the supremacy of the Parliament and thanked Anna for creating awareness among people regarding corruption and Lokpal.
Prime Minister Indira Gandhi warned against divisive forces in the Country. There forces who divides the people in the name of religion. These attempts are not good for the progress and development of our country, said Indira Gandhi.
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Friday, August 26, 2011
AICC General Secretary and M.P. Rahul Gandhi addresses Parliament. While talking on the issue of corruption and the Lokpal Bill and the impasse on Anna Hazare’s fast in Parliament on Friday 26 August 2011, Rahul Gandhi said he is doubtful whether a single bill can tackle the entire corruption. He wanted more stringent laws. He wanted transparency and accountabily and the responsible attitude from the entire citi
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The award was inaugurated by the Indian National Congress in 1992 to commemorate and honour the contribution made by late PM Shri Rajiv Gandhi to promote communal harmony, peace and goodwill. The former recipients of the award include Mother Teresa, Ustad Bismillah Khan, Sunil Dutt, Mohd Yunus [Grameen Bank, Bangladesh], Lata Mangeshkar, Kapila Vatsyayan and many more.
Friday, August 19, 2011
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Have a bias toward action - let's see something happen now. You can break that big plan into small steps and take the first step right away.
My father was a statesman, I am a political woman. My father was a saint. I am not.
There are moments in history when brooding tragedy and its dark shadows can be lightened by recalling great moments of the past.
Anger is never without an argument, but seldom with a good one.
A nation' s strength ultimately consists in what it can do on its own, and not in what it can borrow from others.
My grandfather once told me that there were two kinds of people: those who do the work and those who take the credit. He told me to try to be in the first group; there was much less competition.
The power to question is the basis of all human progress.
We have believed-and we do believe now-that freedom is indivisible, that peace is indivisible, that economic prosperity is indivisible.
Martyrdom does not end something, its only a beginning.
You cannot shake hands with a clenched fist.
I suppose leadership at one time meant muscles; but today it means getting along with people.
Whenever you take a step forward, you are bound to disturb something.
The young Congress MP met women engaged in handicrafts in Bhujodi village of Kutch District, which was devastated by a major earthquake on Jan 26, 2001.
During his Gujarat trip, which began Sunday, Gandhi is to meet Youth Congress workers, attend a state-level convention of the party in Rajkot and also go to Patan city in north Gujarat to address a state-level convention of youngsters from the Scheduled Castes.
The Congress MP is to visit Himmatnagar in Sabarkantha district to interact with young farmers.
Saturday, August 13, 2011
The 325 feet tall pagoda structure has been established by the Global Pagoda Foundation to promote the practice of Vipassana.
Vipasana in the Buddhist tradition means insight into the nature of reality.
The centre of the Global Pagoda boasts of the worlds largest stone dome built without any supporting pillars.
The Pagoda is hollow from inside, and this portion serves as a very large meditation hall for over 8000 people enabling them to practice Vipassana meditation as taught by Acharya Goenka.
Lord Buddhas bone relics have been enshrined in the central locking stone of the dome.
The grand size and the architectural style of the pagoda is aimed at reinforce Indias global image on spiritual tourism map. The tall pagoda building looms majestically over the GVF complex, spread over 13 acres of lush greenery, near picturesque Gorai in northwest Mumbai, barely a kilometre from the Arabian Sea. Pagodas are multi-tiered structures common in China, Japan, Thailand, Myanmar, Sri Lanka and other countries where Buddhism is followed. At the centre of the pagoda building, the tallest pillar-less dome in the world has been constructed measuring 280-ft in diameter and 90-ft height, flanked by two 60-ft tall pagodas, claimed Vallabh Bhanshali, a GVF trustee. Designed by Indian architect Chandubhai Sompura on the lines of the She Dagon Pagoda in Yangon, Myanmar, this pagoda is a hollow structure, having a dome of 280-ft diameter. Below it is a massive 6,000-sq pillar-less meditation hall, which can accommodate 8,000 people at a time, he said. It is more than three times the size of the large masonry structure - the Gol Gumbaz in Bijapur, Karnataka, which is 90 ft in diameter. The pagoda is the outcome of efforts by nearly 700 labourers toiling daily for the past 11 years to make what is billed as the 8th wonder of the world. Combining ancient building principles with modern techniques of construction, Sompura finally guided a structure using the ?interlocking principle of construction? for the huge stones - each weighing around 600-700 kg. The entire structure has consumed over 2.5 million tonne of Jodhpur stone. Mr Bhanshali said though Goenka?s GVF started in Igatpuri, around 120 km away from Mumbai, it has grown into a worldwide phenomenon with independent vipassana meditation centres.