Thursday, April 28, 2011

Education is a powerful “equalizer”, opening doors to all to lift themselves out of poverty-Prof.M.A.Windey.

Dr.K.Govindaraju with Prof.M.A.Windey

Trichy 28,April:This article is has been posted on 28th April on the occasion of date of birth of his 90 years of Late Prof:M.A.Windey(he died at his 88)
 ‘Education is a powerful “equalizer”, opening doors to all to lift themselves out of poverty’ said Prof.M.A.Windey, noted Social reformer of international repute in his inaugural address of a seminar organized by SEVAI, a Trichy based NGO on 2nd March 2002 in SEVAI Centre. Prof.M.A.Windey further said that education empowers people and strengthens nations. The goals of Education of the developing countries are universal primary completion and gender parity in primary and secondary schooling. Moreover, education—especially girls’ education—has a direct and proven impact on the goals related to child and reproductive health and environmental sustainability. Education also promotes economic growth, national productivity and innovation, and values of democracy and social cohesion. Investment in education benefits the individual, society, and the world as a whole. Broad-based education of good quality is among the most powerful instruments known to reduce poverty and inequality. With proven benefits for personal health, it also strengthens nations’ economic health by laying the foundation for sustained economic growth. For individuals and nations, it is key to creating, applying, and spreading knowledge—and thus to the development of dynamic, globally competitive economies. And it is fundamental for the construction of democratic societies. Education greatly benefits personal health. Particularly powerful for girls, it profoundly affects reproductive health, and also improves child mortality and welfare through better nutrition and higher immunization rates. Education may be the single most effective preventive weapon against HIV/AIDS. Research has established that every year of schooling increases individual wages for both men and women by a worldwide average of about 10 percent. In poor countries, the gains are even greater. Education is a great “leveler”, illiteracy being one of the strongest predictors of poverty. Primary education plays a catalytic role for those most likely to be poor, including girls, ethnic minorities, orphans, disabled people, and rural families. An educated and skilled workforce is one of the pillars of the knowledge-based economy. Increasingly, comparative advantages among nations come less from natural resources or cheap labor and more from technical innovations and the competitive use of knowledge. Studies also link education to economic growth: education contributes to improved productivity which in theory should lead to higher income and improved economic performance. Countries with higher primary schooling and a smaller gap between rates of boys’ and girls’ schooling tend to enjoy greater democracy. Democratic political institutions (such as power-sharing and clean elections) are more likely to exist in countries with higher literacy rates and education levels. Peace education—spanning issues of human security, equity, justice, and intercultural understanding— is of paramount importance. Education also reduces crime: poor school environments lead to deficient academic performance, absenteeism, and drop out—precursors of delinquent and violent behavior. Education can enhance natural resource management and national capacity for disaster prevention and adoption of new, environmentally friendly technologies’.

Dr.K.Govindaraju, Founder of SEVAI mentioned that ‘Investment in girls’ education yields some of the highest returns of all development investments, yielding both private and social benefits that accrue to individuals, families, and society at large. Women with formal education are much more likely to use reliable family planning methods, delay marriage and childbearing, and have fewer and healthier babies than women with no formal education. It is estimated that one year of female schooling reduces fertility by 10 percent. The effect is particularly pronounced for secondary schooling. Women with some formal education are more likely to seek medical care, ensure their children are immunized, be better informed about their children's nutritional requirements, and adopt improved sanitation practices. As a result, their infants and children have higher survival rates and tend to be healthier and better nourished. Women with formal education tend to have better knowledge about health care practices, are less likely to become pregnant at a very young age, tend to have fewer, better-spaced pregnancies, and seek pre- and post-natal care. It is estimated that an additional year of schooling for 1,000 women helps prevent two maternal deaths. Girls’ education ranks among the most powerful tools for reducing girls’ vulnerability. It slows and reduces the spread of HIV/AIDS by contributing to female economic independence, delayed marriage, family planning, and work outside the home as well as greater information about the disease and how to prevent it. Education has been proven to increase income for wage earners and increase productivity for employers, yielding benefits for the community and society .Mothers’ education is a significant variable affecting children’s education attainment and opportunities. A mother with a few years of formal education is considerably more likely to send her children to school. In many countries each additional year of formal education completed by a mother translates into her children remaining in school for an additional one-third to one-half year’. Earlier Dr.S.Kishore welcomed the participants and Dr.Rajan proposed vote of thanks.KRIS

A good teacher praises loudly, blames gently

Ms.P.Chitra lights  -launching the training
Sofia with Computer applications
Trichy April 27: ‘A good teacher praises loudly, blames gently’-said Dr.K.Govindaraju, Chairman of South ZONE Board of Continuing Education in his inaugural address of young emerging teachers of SEVAI Shanthi Matriculation higher Secondary school, and other SEVAI schools, a Trichy based NGO.SEVAI launched 5 days leadership training course for teachers in its Kajamalai premises. Dr.K.Govindaraju, the Chairman of South ZONE Board of Continuing Education delivered the inaugural address. Dr.K.Govindaraju enlightened the objectives of the teachers leadership training as:  Understanding good Leadership Behaviours, Learning the difference between Leadership and Management, Gaining insight into your Patterns, Beliefs and Rules, Defining Qualities and Strengths, Determining how well you Perceive what's going on around you, Polishing Interpersonal Skills and Communication Skills, Learning about Commitment and How to Move Things Forward, Making Key Decisions, Handling Your and Other People's Stress, Empowering, Motivating and Inspiring Others and Leading by Example. Dr.K.Govindaraju further added ‘Leadership is one of those things that's often awfully hard to define but you know when you see it, and you definitely know when it's missing. Indeed Leadership is one of those areas about which a huge amount is said while at the same time leaving big questions hanging in the air unanswered, the approach is to run leadership programmes where natural leaders can develop the skill and insight to become great ones. Leadership Development and Training is to gain a rigorous personal insight into what makes them tick and then, with that understanding of themselves, to stretch the boundaries of what's comfortable for them. Good leadership requires deep human qualities, beyond conventional notions of authority.In the modern age good leaders are an enabling force, helping people and organizations to perform and develop, which implies that a sophisticated alignment be achieved - of people's needs, and the aims of the organization. Good leadership in the modern age more importantly requires attitudes and behaviours which characterise and relate to humanity. Leadership is centrally concerned with people. Of course leadership involves decisions and actions relating to all sorts of other things, but leadership is special compared to any other role because of its unique responsibility for people - i.e., the followers of the leader - in whatever context leadership is seen to operate. Many capabilities in life are a matter of acquiring skills and knowledge and then applying them in a reliable way. Leadership is quite different. Good leadership demands emotional strengths and behavioural characteristics which can draw deeply on a leader's mental and spiritual reserves. The leadership role is an inevitable reflection of people's needs and challenges in modern life. Leadership is therefore a profound concept, with increasingly complex implications, driven by an increasingly complex and fast-changing world. Leadership and management are commonly seen as the same thing, which they are not. Leadership is also misunderstood to mean directing and instructing people and making important decisions on behalf of an organization. Effective leadership is much more than these. Good leaders are followed chiefly because people trust and respect them, rather than the skills they possess. Leadership is about behaviour first, skills second.This is a simple way to see how leadership is different to management: Management is mostly about processes. Leadership is mostly about behaviour.
Ms.P.Chitra, Program Director of SEVAI who presided over the program narrated the Essential Skills of Leadership as Good Communication, Being Articulate, Think on Your Feet, Humour, Flexibility, Integrity, Compelling Presence, Empathy. She further said ‘You may have some people who now have to 'step up to the plate' and take on far more of a leadership role than previously. You may need them to demonstrate the kind of leadership behaviours that others aspire to’. There may be teachers who have to take the next step and go beyond being good or even excellent managers, to become inspirational leaders within their works. Leadership Development may be just what you need to help your whole organisation progress to the next level. Leadership Training Programmes are intensive, provocative and very challenging. Leadership skills are based on leadership behaviour. Skills alone do not make leaders - style and behaviour do. People who strive for these things generally come to be regarded and respected as a leader by their people: Integrity - the most important requirement; without it everything else is for nothing, Having an effective appreciation and approach towards corporate responsibility, so that the need to make profit is balanced with wider social and environmental responsibilities, Being very grown-up - never getting emotionally negative with people - no shouting or ranting, even if you feel very upset or angry, Leading by example - always be seen to be working harder and more determinedly than anyone else, Helping alongside your people when they need it, Fairness - treating everyone equally and on merit. Being firm and clear in dealing with bad or unethical behaviour, Listening to and really understanding people, and show them that you understand ,. Always taking the responsibility and blame for your people's mistakes. Always giving your people the credit for your successes, Never self-promoting, Backing-up and supporting your people, Being decisive - even if the decision is to delegate or do nothing if appropriate - but be seen to be making fair and balanced decisions. Asking for people's views, but remain neutral and objective, Being honest but sensitive in the way that you give bad news or criticism, Always doing what you say you will do - keeping your promises, Working hard to become expert at what you do technically, and at understanding your people's technical abilities and challenges, Encouraging your people to grow, to learn and to take on as much as they want to, at a pace they can handle. Always accentuating the positive (say 'do it like this', not 'don't do it like that'). Smiling and encouraging others to be happy and enjoy themselves. Relaxing - breaking down the barriers and the leadership awe - and giving your people and yourself time to get to know and respect each other, Taking notes and keeping good records, Planning and prioritising, managing your time well and helping others to do so too, involving your people in your thinking and especially in managing change. Reading good books, and taking advice from good people, to help develop your own understanding of yourself, and particularly of other people's weaknesses Achieve the company tasks and objectives, while maintaining your integrity, the trust of your people, are a balancing the corporate aims with the needs of the world beyond’. Chitra concluded. K.Devendran welcomed and Kanimozhi proposed vote of thanks.-Kris

Sunday, April 24, 2011

‘Kokila weds Kamalganesh:Happiness is totally abstract and personal’ for married couple.

Trichy, 24, April:
Dear Kokila &; Kamalganesh,
Kohila with  wedding  costumes
Wedding reception of Kamalganesh-Kohila
My hearty greetings and blessings is conveyed to both of you. I would like to give this message to you at your early days of your wedding. The trust is the main knot that holds the relation of husband and wife together forever. It is the trust that gives birth to the understanding between the two. It is the trust that makes each of you independent. It is the trust that adds to the happiness in the married life. Marriage brings many changes in a person's life. It depends on the person how he/she accepts these changes and applies these changes to lead a happy married life. After marriage you have new a new family and new relationships. Your spouse is not only your life; try to become his/her best friend. Take care of your spouse's feelings, interests and emotions. And at the same time you should have respect. Important Points for a happy married life are. Try to accept them as they are. If you find anything wrong or you want to bring some change in something in their lifestyle, you can discuss it in a friendly environment. By taking care of small things, like cooking your relatives favorite dish, arranging a surprise party on your parent-in-law's anniversary, giving a surprise gift to your spouse etc. Go for an outing with your spouse where you both can spend some time with each other. Forgiving attitude of each of the two is also very important to carry on relationship. To commit mistakes is a human nature. One should be ready to forgive others faults and at the same time the other should be ready to feel sorry. It has been rightly said that, 'Apologizing does not mean that you are wrong and the other person is right, but it means that you respect your relationship more than your ego.' So keep aside your ego when it comes to keep your relationship healthy forever. Happiness is totally abstract. One should try to be happy. One should not pay more attention on petty matters. In married life most of the troubles are finance related. Next the temperament. One has to sacrifice a lot to adjust with the other. And the 3rd is in case of female with their in-laws. The husband has to deal the situation tactfully. Marriage is a bond between two souls. A bond is created only when there is sharing. At early stages of married life, this bond will be thick and there will be a lot of love and affection between the couple. But in most of the cases, as days go the thickness of the bond decreases means the love and affection decreases. The main thing for a happy and healthy married life is to keep the bond thick as far as possible. To keep it strong you need a lot sharing. Sharing should be from both sides. Wives always wanted to treat her as a special by their husbands. Its natural and it's a kind of good ego. Men will treat her girl with lot care, affection and love at beginning.
This should be continued. Listen to her, understand her feelings and emotions, give importance to her when you are in a discussion with your family. Do not let her down before your family on any reason. 
At the same time do not betray with your family too, because she have to be with your family when you are at work. So she needs a cordial relation with other family members too. Until your marriage, parents and siblings are of your first preference. But after marriage it should be always your wife, after all she is your life partner. On the other side wives should also agree with her husband’s on decisions. Women come to husbands place to live her life. So definitely she needs to sacrifice many things and need to be adjusted with the family. This doesn't mean she should burry her feelings and thinking, but should share it with soft dealings. The family should also need to adjust with her. These things will make a healthy relation. For happy relation, it's all your gimmicks that play a great role. Surprise your mates often with things they like more. Soft words, sweet smile, warm hugs, caring touch, lovable hug from behind, cute gifts – Such things will always make your mate happy. Spend time often with your mate. Try to go places at least once in a month. Have a long walk. Try your own style of love towards your spouse. Married life has its own charm and preferences. One should maintain this relationship with due respect, love and care for each other. Try to maintain trust and faith in your relationship to make it worth living. –Govin, Lovely Dad: to Koki and Fil: Kamalganesh

Drama Day in Trichy: ‘Sankaradas Swamigal was a pioneer in the history of Tamil drama –T.Soundiah,IAS.

Trichy; 24,April: ‘Sankaradas Swamigal was a pioneer in the history of Tamil drama, and the greatest tribute we can pay him, is to preserve his plays, and keep the traditions which he had established, alive for all time’ Mr.T.Soundiah,IAS appreciated in world drama day organized in Trichy on 23rd April 2011.Veteran theater artists, Muthuvelalagar,Ramanujam,Masthan and Arasangudi Bharthi Jothi, were honoured on World Drama Day in Trichy on 23rd April  2011 on the world drama day. Thiru.T.Soundiah, Indian Administrative service of Tamilnadu honored these drama directors and artists with Ponnadai with  a purse of Rs.5000 for Trichy dramas artists association from Muthamil Kalai Panpattu Maiyam and Ponadai for their  outstanding contribution  over the years. On this occasion, Thiru.T.Soundiah, Indian Administrative service said’ ‘World Drama Day was created in 1961 by the International Theatre Institute. It is celebrated and various national and international theatre events are organized to mark this occasion with International Message ‘Theatre is for Culture of Peace’. Theatre activists all over the world observe World Drama Day.’ Thiru.T.Soundiah, said ‘Trichy has created many artistes, directors, playwrights, technical designers and limited middle class audience. In that sense theatre has an impact only in micro level. It has no impact at all in the macro level or the social, economical or political aspects of Trichy. Even the middle class, the main audience of theatre, is reluctant to come and enjoy theatre due to the lack of theatre halls. The consequence is that a large number of people in the city have no idea of the rich tradition of our main stream theatre. He further said ‘The Art of Theater is an interdisciplinary that takes us on a journey through many different aspects of our culture and history and tradition. Theater is an amazing way of expressing everything from feelings to Literary, historical and ethical standpoints. Mr.Soundiah quoted Nikulin “It is very important to be able to laugh and cry, to rejoice over one's own and others' victories, not to feel angry, not to envy. I dream there will one day appear a formation of kind and wise people on the Earth. Live in peace and accord and remember that every second of laughter adds a minute of life,” Mr.T.Soundiah,IAS added that the  lesson tells us all about Sankaradas Swamigal, acclaimed as the Everest of Tamil Drama. He was an actor, a dramatist and a director. For more than a quarter of a century, his plays ruled the Tamil stage, unopposed and supreme.Sankaradas Swamigal, Pammal K.Sambandha Mudaliar and Paridimar Kalaignar are considered as the Trinity of Tamil Drama. These three playwrights were responsible for reviving Tamil Drama which was on the decline, and elevating it to great heights.Sankaradas Swamigal was born in 1867, in a small village near Tuticorin in Tamil Nadu. He remained a bachelor all his life. He was well-versed in Tamil literature and grammar as well as music. Having served Tamil theatre for more than three decades, he passed away at the age of 55, in Pondicherry’.
Dr.K.Govindarajan,Secretary of Trichy Muthamil Kalai Panpattu Maiyam in his presidential speech said ‘Sankaradas Swamigal wrote fifty plays in all. These include Tamil translations of Shakespeare’s Cymbeline, Romeo and Juliet and Julius Ceasar. Although all the plays which he wrote are excellent in their own way, special mention may be made of ten plays — Sathyavaan Savithri, Pavazhakkodi Charithram, Valli Thirumanam, Harichandra Mayaana Kaandam, Kovalan Charithram, Rama Ravana Yuddham, Veera Pandya Katta Bomman, Madurai Veeran, Chitraangi Vilaasam and Nala Damayanthi.Sankaradas Swamigal will be remebered not only for the roles that he acted and the plays that he wrote, but also for the innumerable disciples who thronged him. Some of them later became popular film stars. When Sankaradas Swamigal entered the field of Tamil drama, it was synonymous with Street Theatre or Therukkootthu. It was Sankaradas Swamigal who raised drama to a level of respectability, which it has enjoyed ever since. It has been a long and strenuous journey for women to get on the stage, and even to be a part of the audience. Tamil theatre history is no exception to this universal phenomenon. 'Voicing Silence', focussing on gender perspectives, is recording the voices of professional women actresses. 'Pavalakkodi' or ' Kudumba Vazhakku' is a play, to be performed in Chennai, which juxtaposes the 'off' and 'on' lives of these women. A. MANGAI writes about the fascination that the stage holds for the actresses. EVER so many histories of drama have been written over the ages all over the world, yet these histories rarely record the space of women who have been part of them. Right from Greek times, when women were not permitted in the audience, or the verdict of "Arthasastra", which codified the fine to be collected as punishment for women who had broken the rules and attended a performance, female viewing has been prohibited from the theatre area. It has been a long and strenuous journey... for women to get on to the stage; even for women to be a sizeable audience - population, or to look at the stage with a "female gaze". Tamil stage history is no exception to this universal phenomenon. Except in Bharata Natyam - a cleansed version of sadhir - and in other ritualistic ceremonies, dancing women/ women in the public sphere have not been 'respected'. Most traditional forms are still performed with an all male cast. The Eighties saw the experiment of many forms transgressing their boundaries of region, caste, ritual space and gender, thanks to the efforts of various theatre groups and art-in-education projects. It is still a big question whether women can "occupy" the space ordained by tradition in these performances. Can Tappattam, Deverattam and Theru-k-koothu be performed by women in temple rituals or as professions? Before Sankaradas Swamigal, actors and actresses were free to alter dialogues and resort to improvisation as they liked. Sankaradas Swamigal realised the need for discipline and order among the players. He streamlined dialogues, introducing humour and ethical principles wherever he could, so that the spectators would not only be entertained but also educated. It was during Sankaradas Swamigal’s time, that separate drama troupes were set up for children. It is noteworthy that the TKS brothers who later became renowned stage artistes, were first trained as child actors by Sankaradas Swamigal’.Govin

World Book-day: “Books provide opportunities for women for self-discovery”-T.Soundiah,IAS.

Trichy, 24, April: The world Book Day was marked at the South Zone of Continuing Education, in its Trichy Kalaiarangam campus on April 23, 2011.The chairperson of the South Zone of Continuing Education, Dr.K.Govindaraju presided over the function and he said that the UNESCO has designated the World Book Day on the birth date of the English playwright and poet William Shakespeare. Mr.T.Soundiah, of Indian Administrative Service, Tamilnadu   delivered the key note address. T.Soundiah spoke on the occasion and said ‘Reading a book is just like talking with a silent person. Books make our character and make the society on being silent. Book help us to increase our imagination and make us aware that there are a lot things have to be done ultimately give us our goal for what we are born’. Reading a book is like meditation, words are organic, and the reading alive. The books reveal our culture and Indian culture is well. Book history is defined as the historical sociology of literature; the creation, diffusion and reception of the written word. It encompasses the social and economic history of the book trade, the spread of literacy, canon formation and the politics of literary criticism; and literacy and reading practices. Traditionally in the hands of bibliographers and social and economic historians, book history also attracts interest from literature, sociology, art, religion, economics and communications. Studies of the way authors and readers annotated books, either arguing with the text or correcting or up-dating information could also provide new insights into the contemporary influence of printed works. So far little work has been done to find and collate such information. The new interest is also resulting in attempts to preserve evidence of printing and publishing methods which rapid technological developments are sweeping away. Historians believe the history of the book will not just illuminate publishing and reading history but also benefit literary criticism and cultural studies. A Good Autobiography book helps us to know the struggle behind the success of a Great Personality. A Good Novel takes us to a dream world and helps us to forget our present, past for a Moment, brings in new perspective towards life. A Powerful Literature helps us to overcome all our negative complexes and helps us to elevate the Mind to Higher planes. An Epic helps us to identify ourselves with one of the Characters and also puts number of Ideals before us. A Religious book helps us to take a righteous path’.
Mr.T.Soundiah further said “A Women in India, A common Indian proverb states, “Raising girls is like watering someone else’s lawn”. This proverb says what India’s attitude towards women is, and it is not positive. Women in India are seen as a burden to society, not an asset. But recent years through Female literacy program and continuing Education, Indian women have proven their worth by standing alongside men and working jobs, earning money, helping to feed their children, and even making important scientific and mathematical discoveries’. The needs of gifted readers are often overlooked because oftentimes teachers and parents mistakenly assume that allowing independent reading at the level and pace the student sets, followed by standard comprehension exercises, are enough. Reading books is a great way to explore one's feelings, as well as to help one better to understand subjective experiences. A great book can facilitate insight and skill development, as well as provide opportunities for women for self-discovery. Issues of emotional development, such as relating to others and establishing a coherent sense of self, are explored in the context of reading works that touch on aspects of who these young people are and who they will become. Intellectual needs and emotional needs are essentially impossible to address as separate aspects of development”. Earlier, Mrs.Percy Lal, District Resource Person of Link Workers Project enlightened that good and relevant books update the knowledge level and also set a goal for life achievements. NYK Coordinator, K.Subramaniam, Prof.R.Veerasekaran, Tamil writer Jawahar Arumugam, Mr.Subburaman, Mrs.T.Vanitha and several others spoke. Books have been exhibited and there was a good sale of Books. Noted Tamil writer ‘Jawahar Arumugam’s books’ was a box-office. -Govin

Friday, April 22, 2011

World Book Day-2011

Trichy, 22, April: The world Book Day would be marked at the South Zone of Continuing Education, Trichy Kalaiarangam campus on April 23, 2011. The event would be held under the auspices of SYSTEM Centre. According to the chairperson of the South Zone of Continuing Education, Dr.K.Govindaraju, the UNESCO has designated the World Book Day. It is also the date of birth of the English playwright and poet William Shakespeare. He said T.Soundiah, IAS would deliver the key note address. Several people love reading books. Fiction, non-fiction, technical, any will do. It is true that books are our best friends. We laugh with them, learn from them; sometimes even shed a tear with them. The best thing about books is that we can learn from the author's experience. What takes a person decade to learn has been put in an understandable way into books. It is thanks to such wonderful gifts of learning that we can enrich and improve our lives. There Picking out the good books is an important task and only true book lovers master that skill. We need to read lots and lots of good books. The books are our friends because they teach us a lot of things. They teach us about the way of the world and help us to expand our vocabulary. They give us wisdom about various things in this world; proper books at the proper age are really our best friends to spend time with. And such books can range from religion and philosophy to all other headings. Reading a book is just like talking with a silent person. Books make our character and make the society on being silent. Book help us to increase our imagination and make us aware that there are a lot things have to be done ultimately give us our goal for what we are born. When we were young, our teacher and parents used to tell us that we should always be friends with our book because a book is the only thing or relation on this earth which will always give and will never ask for something, as usually there is give and take philosophy. Books always give knowledge and after reading so many books we have reached at this stage of life. People read books which are various kinds like people read text books because that is the requirement of their course. People read novels out of their interest. So, books are our best friends, always there for us. Books have been used as the major means of storing information for centuries now and, although nowadays they gradually give way to digital data carriers, they still remain our best friends for the reason that they may be outdated as physical objects, but not as a concept. After all, they haven’t been printed on paper for the entirety of their existence; in the past they knew other, quite different forms: they were hand-written on parchment, kept in papyrus scrolls, chiseled on stone tablets. The alteration they are undergoing now is just more drastic than any of the ones that had been in the past.What makes a human a human? Language, knowledge, information. No other being known to us can store any kind of knowledge outside its own brain – so, books are not only our best friends, they are one of the best proofs of our existence. They let every single human know everything that has been known by other people, those who have lived long ago and now are dead, those whose very names we know no longer. They unite the humanity into another form of being, universal and eternal. And also “to read a book may now have meanings completely different from what may appear in our conscience, it is still reading a book. One reads a book on the screen of a computer, or a laptop, or a portable reading device, – but it is still a book and it is still read. So, to my mind, books remain to be our greatest friends and assets in perceiving this world, just as they have been before.Govin

Sunday, April 17, 2011

SEVAI-Trichy Physiotherapy Centre for Muscular Dystrophy

With the support of Department of Differently abled welfare,Government of Tamilnadu, the specialist neurological physiotherapists at SEVAI (  helps control child’s physical symptoms and enable them to improve/maintain their quality of life. Physiotherapy treatment given for muscular dystrophy affected   includes stretching and strengthening programmes and activities / games to help maintain muscle strength, increase flexibility and reduce muscle spasms. SEVAI team attends 71 males and 32 female those are affected by Muscular dystrophy.Activities performed that are not only beneficial but are very enjoyable for the MD child. Muscular dystrophy is an inherited disease causing progressive weakness throughout the muscles of the body. Physiotherapy can help manage the physical deterioration associated with muscular dystrophy, help maintain a clear chest, provide recommendations regarding useful aids and adaptations, and maintain the child’s quality of life for as long as possible. The specialist physiotherapists at SEVAI, Trichy understand how muscular dystrophy can have an affect on all aspects of the child’s and parents own life. SEVAI Provide home, school and clinic based physiotherapy appointments. Muscular dystrophy (MD) is an inherited condition characterised by progressive muscular weakness leading to reduced mobility. It is caused by tiny defects in the structure of the genes responsible for the structure and function of a person’s skeletal muscles. The defects cause the muscle fibres to be unable to contract efficiently. Therefore, unlike other conditions that make muscles weak, it is the muscle cells themselves that cause the problem, not the nerves that stimulate the muscles.  The nine main types of muscular dystrophy are:Duchenne,,Becker,Limb-girdle,Congenital,Facioscapulohumeral,Oculopharyngeal,Myotonic dystrophy ,Distal,Emery-Dreifuss, There also over one hundred other conditions with distinct similarities with muscular dystrophy. The symptoms of muscular dystrophy and their severity vary depending on the specific type of muscular dystrophy a person has and how old they were when the symptoms were first experienced. All types of muscular dystrophy are progressive, however, the speed and degree of disability varies. Some individuals continue to manage independently, while others may need full-time help and care. Common symptoms include: Progressive muscle weakness in arms / legs / trunk ,Balance difficulties ,Falls, Walking difficulties and altered walking patterns, Calf pain, Stiff and restricted joints, Tightness of muscles, Drooping eyelids, Curvature of the spine, Inability to walk, Problems sitting to standing. The specialist neurological physiotherapists at Manchester Neuro Physio can help control your child’s physical symptoms and enable them to improve/maintain their quality of life. Physiotherapy treatment usually includes stretching and strengthening programmes and activities / games to help maintain muscle strength, increase flexibility and reduce muscle spasms. Activities performed that are not only beneficial but are very enjoyable for your child. The aim of physiotherapy is to: Develop a strengthening and stretching programme to stop the development of muscular and joint contractures ,Monitor respiratory function and advise on techniques and exercises to maintain the strength of the respiratory muscles and assist with chest clearance, Anticipate and minimise other secondary complications of muscular dystrophy, Provide equipment for mobility ie. Walking aids, orthoses, callipers and wheelchairs, Advise on moving and handling techniques and equipment, With your consent, refer to other appropriate medical health professionals. Unique treatment programmes tailored to suit your child No waiting lists Treatment sessions available as often as required,Hydrotherapy treatment available, Flexible treatment times to suit busy parents and children in school, Be seen at home, school and in our clinic ,Patients can be seen by more than one physiotherapist at once, if required, Training in the use of specialist equipment (cough assist machines, hoists etc.) Dedicated, child centred approach, Specialist neurological physiotherapists, Motivated, caring staff, Case management, and proven track record .SEVAI provides physiotherapy services. Physiotherapy treatment can be provided at home, school and in physiotherapy clinic. This enables SEVAI to have a better overview of your child’s requirements throughout their day, and provide the most effective treatment. Our dedicated, specialised staff can maximise  child’s quality of life by working closely with family, carers and teachers. Our motivated staff understands the difficulties experienced by individuals with muscular dystrophy and their families and carers.Dr.M.K.Tandon from Australia mentions that the child affected by Muscular dystrophy should have better blood and strength to withstand the physiotherapy given.Govin

Gandhian thoughts on Village Voice.

K.Govindaraju enlighten Dr.Prabudass Patwari  Governor of TN-VRO
Shri.Prabhudas Patwari, the Governor of the of Tamilnadu between 1977 and 1980 has maintained the Gandhian way of life in Chennai Raj Bhawan and in Tamilnadu too. He was a community activist, freedom fighter, Gandhian Follower and an advocate of abstinence and moral virtue; He stayed active as an anti-alcohol campaigner until his death. 2011 is emerald completion year of his Goverership in Tamilnadu as his tenure was over in 1980 and his no more alive. In early 1980, as Governor of Tamilnadu, he inaugurated new houses constructed for dalits in Trichy district by a Service Organization; VRO as headed by Prof.M.A.Windey,an associate of  Shri.Jayprakash Narayanan for India and for Tamilnadu Dr.K.Govindaraju headed the State Unit of VRO and had constructed several flood resistant cost effective homes in several villages in Trichy district as a response of flood havoc of 1977.
 Shri.Prabhudas Patwari,visited a small hamlet namely Vairapuri in Inungur Panchayat of Kulitalai Block. At the personal invitation of Dr.K.Govindaraju, Shri.Prabhudas Patwari visited this village and inaugurated the new houses. He was accompanied by former Governor of Orrissa, Mr. Mir Akbar Ali Khan. The personalities visited the exhibition organized in Vairapuri regarding Cottage industries as viewed by the father of our Nation, M.K.Gandhi.Shri.Prabhudas Patwari, recalled the Gandhiji’s message to Nation India, the Governor added that Concept of Rural Reconstruction:  ‘Talking about the importance of village, Gandhi wrote in 1936, “I would say if the village perishes, India will perish too. It will be no more India. His one mission in the world will get lost.” He was aware of the realities of the village life and knew the plight of half starved masses of India. He often acknowledged the same in his vivid descriptions of Indian villages. He wrote, “instead of having graceful hamlets dotting the lands, we have dung-heaps. The approach to many villages is not a refreshing experience. Often one would like to shut one’s eyes and stuff one’s nose, such is the surrounding dirt and offending smell”. His understanding of the plight of the people has been extremely well brought out in his writings, identifying his emphasis on removal of poverty over aesthetics. His concept of rural reconstruction is a comprehensive one, emphasizing on the economic, political, social, educational, ecological and spiritual dimensions. He ceaselessly insisted on a pattern of village life, which will be man-centered and non-exploiting. The decentralized village economy should provide full employment to all on the basis of voluntary cooperation and work for achieving self-sufficiency in its basic requirement of food, clothing and shelter. In short, it can be said that rural reconstruction, according to Gandhi should not be merely concerned with raising the standard of living of village folk, though that was important. Talking specifically about an ideal village, where in he outlined the objectives of rural reconstruction’: - Shri.Prabhudas Patwari quoted.
Shri.Prabhudas Patwari further said about Gandhi’s views ‘My idea of an ideal village is that of complete republic independence of its neighbour for its own vital wants, and yet dependent for many others in which dependence is necessity. Such village will contain intelligent people. First concern of the village should be to grow its own food. Then only all communities will live together in harmony.The curse of untouchability, intoxicating drinks and drugs will not exist. Women will enjoy the same right as the men. People in villages will not live in dirt and darkness as animal. No one will wallow in luxury. The village community should take up the responsibility for providing work to all able bodied people and every one will have to contribute his quota of manual labour. “Necessarily highly cultured because every man and women in that society knows what he or she wants and also no one should want anything that others could not have. Such a society will be an “Oceanic Circle” where the centre will be the individual who will always be ready to perish for the village, later ready to perish for the circle of villagers, till at last the whole becomes a life comprised of individuals”.Truth, non-violence, freedom, equality, full employment, bread labour, trusteeship, decentralization, swadesh and cooperation were perceived as cardinal principles for rural reconstruction. The first four principles are the universal or core values, i.e. Truth, Non-violence, Freedom, Equality; the remaining, flowing mostly from them and are linked with his economic ideas. They were formulated by Gandhi to regulate initially the conducts of inmates of Satyagraha Ashram in 1930 and latter extended to the work for rural reconstruction. These were not intended to be mechanical formulae, but as practical aids to moral and spiritual growth. A brief elaboration of some of these principles like truth, no-violence, freedom and equality will be useful to understand them and their importance in the context of initiating action for rural reconstruction. He regarded truth as the source of Dharma. Hence there should be truth in thought, speech and action. The man who has realized truth completely has nothing else to know, because all knowledge is necessarily included in it. And that is why truth is perhaps the most important name of God. In fact it is better to say that truth is God, than to say God is truth. His concept of truth involves complete tolerance to those who differ. According to him the aim of human life is to attain truth and non-violence. Truth is of two types, Ultimate and Relative. It is comparatively easy to achieve relative truth. However the endeavor should be to know the ultimate truth, because this results in realization of God. He considered non-violence, besides truth synonymous with God. He believed that non-violence has its own relevance in resolving conflict and is also related to reconstruction of society. Non-violent resolution of conflict is in accordance with the dignity of man’s spirit. He can save his spirit by observing non-violence, which is in tune with his spirituality. Another aspect of non-violence is progress. It binds people together, promoting cooperation, harmony and unity and preventing destruction, contributes to development. Practice of absolute non-violence is not possible so long one exists physically. It is not the same as non-killing, nor it is non-resistance borne out of cowardice. It implies absence of hatred or ill will, love for wrong doer, courage in the face of violence, bread labour, truthfulness and freedom from possession. Freedom: Closely linked with truth and non-violence is freedom; without the freedom of body, mind and soul, the individual cannot attain perfection. It is used to indicate freedom to make a choice and to take a decision without which development of individual is not possible. This perfection can be achieved by acquisition of the capacity by all to resist authority, when it is misused. It makes people tolerant to other ideas. Equality: It flows logically from the concept of non-violence, since non-violence and non-exploitation is impossible without equality’ Governor Patwari concluded.KRIS

Friday, April 15, 2011

It is good to go out for children in summer and explore the outer world

Karaikal, 15,April 2011: SEVAI Shanthi Matriculation children visited the Tharangabadi fort and beach for a day’s visit and here is little Manoj enjoy the sea waves in Bay of Bengal and his first visit in this region. Every kid loves to enjoy his or her summer holidays. There is a variety of choice when it comes to summer activities for kids. Summers are no doubt the best part of their school holidays and during this period many schools and institutes organise certain type of activities for children so that they can enjoy their summers. Many people take their children what is known as a 'beach summer holiday'. The children enjoy and make the most of a trip to the beach, whether it is a single day spent at a sandy bay, or a longer holiday. Summer activities for kids consist of activities like; playing around with kids, playing different summer games and participating in different group activities. It is the fun and free time for kids and they can enjoy whatever they wish to enjoy. It is the responsibility of the parents to come up with summer activities for their children so that they feel excited and refreshed. Some types of summer activities are more popular than the others. Like; kids love to enjoy visiting beaches those were not been, hill stations during summers. It is a good way of analysing and strengthening the child’s skills and abilities. Summer activities for kids help them to enjoy themselves and at the same time they learn new things.. Kids love to get involved in some type of activities which is good because it adds a very refreshing touch to everyone’s mood. The main aim of summer activities is to create a fun and exciting atmosphere for the kids. It helps them develop themselves both physically and mentally. There are many organisations, summer camps and schools as well that are involved in organising summer activities for kids. These activities range from water fights, balloon fights, paint balling, sports games and other sort of physical activities. Kids especially boys love to participate in sports activities like; racing, foot ball, cricket, baseball, etc. On the other hand girls prefer to participate in much more girly activities like; gymnastics, dancing, painting and other arts and crafts activities. It is important for the parents to participate or take interest in summer activities for kids. Because when parents take interest or participate with them, the kids tend to enjoy themselves a bit more.

Whether it is a physical activity or a mental activity both are good for the child’s development so make sure that the kid does not remains idle during his summer holidays and is involved in some sort of healthy activities. Many parents prefer to keep their children at home during the summers which can create a negative impact on their minds. Summer activities for kids should be fun and enjoyable. Children who stay at home and are not involved in any sort of physical or mental exercise can get lazy and they will feel tired and exhausted when the time comes to go to school. Staying at home and playing video or computer games is not a healthy activity at all. Let the children play and have fun during the summers without worrying about the mess that they are making. Providing the kid with independence helps them build up their confidence to a very high level. So summer activities for kids should be enjoyed by both the kids and their parents also. Try to get involved in simple and easy games that everyone can equally enjoy. It is good to go out and explore the outer world. Let the kid enjoy his summers with freedom. -Govin

Thursday, April 14, 2011

The team of famous TV show “CID” innaugrated Mobile News Service of News Point TV

Samhita Media network’s company ‘Newspoint T.V’ has launched an exclusive Mobile news service in Uttarakhand with the aim of connecting the government, police and the common man. This service will provide all the latest news via sms on the mobile. Now people from around the country and the around the world can stay in touch with the latest news updates.The service was launched by the cast of famous television program CID, in Dehradun on 11 March, 2011, during an awards ceremony. Uttarakhand Chief Minister, Ramesh Pokhriyal “nishank”, Parliamentarian Vijay Bahuguna and DGP Jyoti Swarup Pandey were among the prominent dignitaries who graced the occasion and were all praise for the unique initiative taken by Newspoint TV. A first of its kind in the country, it is the beginning of a new revolution in the country. The service guarantees instant national and international news on politics, sports, entertainment and business on mobile phone as it happens, when it happens, for the people of Uttarakhand. Also get live updates on cricket matches, elections, fashion and your favorite stars. The news will be simultaneously available on logging into
Newspoint Managing Director, Mr. Rahul Agarwal, believes the service will play a significant role in forming a strong channel of communication between the common man and the leadership. People can use the service to send their opinions and concerns to the government and political leaders.Newspoint plans to expand its mobile services to Delhi-NCR, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan in the near future.