The 9 day Ram Katha was all about Love | Truth | Compassion. The very essence of a Living form is love, according to Bapu this 21st century needs the element love to get peace. Here are some of Bapu’s precious verses.
Desire and greed are not barriers in the manifestation of Love; anger puts an obstruction in its appearance.
True love gives birth to contentment.
Love is within each of us, just as we all have a soul.
Photos By : Lakhan Sharma, Mujtaba RG & Yash Sharma
३०० से ज्यादा बार मानस में प्रेम शब्द आया है मतलब १०० प्रतिशत नहीं ३०० प्रतिशत । The word ‘Love’ has appeared more than 300 times in the Ram Charit Manas, giving it not 100% but 300% approval. – मोरारी बापु, मानस प्रेम, नाथद्वारा कथा – Morari Bapu, Manas Prem, Nathdwara Katha
Techno India NJR, one of the most reputed institutes of the city, is all geared up to host an inter college technical fest ‘N-JineeRs 2012’, the first ever of its kind, among the different engineering colleges of Udaipur. This will be a two day fest commencing from Feb 28 to Feb 29, 2012. The fest is organized by the IEEE-Computer Society Student Chapter of Techno India NJR. The fest includes various Technical and Fun events which are followed up by exciting prizes. It’s not over yet; the fest has more to deliver with a powerful performance by the rock band ‘Devine Legacy’, and an inter college cultural event consisting of solo and group dance competitions and many more performances by the students of TINJRIT and other colleges.
The chief organizers of this event, Jeseeka Mehta and Ajay Porwal, in a short conversation informed that there are 10 main events, out of which some are Technical and some Fun events. Technical events include Elektro (Robotics), Paradox (Technical Quiz), Utopia (Graphic Designing), JCDB (Java and C Debugging), Tangle (Aptitude Skills) and N-Web (Web Designing). Events like Artistry (Poster Making), Spunky (e-Gaming), Scrap-up (Best out of Waste) and Megapixel (Photography) are categorized under Fun events.
Other on the spot events like Rangoli Making, Soap Smith, Face Painting, Sketching, Ad Making and JAM are also included.
Piyush Javeria, the faculty co-ordinator said that the highlight of this event will be the performance by Udaipur’s Rock Band, ‘Devine Legacy’. The band has already gained appreciable fame in a short span of time and is currently, the talk of the town. There will be other cultural performances as well, including the inter college dance competitions, for which applications and enquiries are invited at the college campus. Students can take part in multiple events with a one time fee of just Rs. 100/- per head.
Participants can register for the event at www.njineers.org and can also find more information regarding the event. On the spot registration facility also available for students on 28th of February. For real time updates, you can follow ‘N-JineeRs’ on facebook and twitter. You can see a glimpse of the promotional video of the fest below
A two day food festival has been organised in the city by Shikshantar, a Non Profit organisation on the theme of Jaso Ann, Vaso Man or You are what you eat. The fest has been organised in the Hanuman Temple at Devali near Fateh Sagar between 4-8 p.m. in the evening. Being a variety food lover I made up my mind to visit the place. When I went there I was warmly welcomed by Mr. Manish Jain, the co-founder of Shikshantar. There were many stalls with mouth watering dishes.
The dishes were few famous national and international cuisines we have often heard of, but they have been modified with the local and healthier contents. To begin with, I started with Tacos, originally a Mexican dish, but modified as per the regional grains and vegetation stuffs of Rajasthan. The crispy base was prepared of the “Khakhra” and the topping of salads and “Rajma” or red kidney beans. The next attraction was of the Veg Kababs made of beetroot or “Chukandar”, with a nice blend of flavours of coconut and coriander chutney.
The cookie sandwiches made of Mal, Ragi or Finger Millet and fresh fruits stuffed within redefined my dictionary meaning of sweet dish, to a healthier one. Sweet dish made of sanwa, a local foodstuff, coconut laddoos, pineapple puddings, Jwar ki kheer, pinapple and Sabudana Kheer , Kokam Sharbat (Squash made of kokam) and Pina Colada (A blend of coconut milk and pineapple juice), Ragi steam bread sandwitches, etc were few more delicious, yet healthy food items present at the fest.
“Fast food has always harmed the healthy living. This food fest is in support of the concept of Slow Food movement, or the movement for switching to our home made food with local food stuffs. Today the high price we are paying for our eatables in the market is actually for the bulk amount of pesticides, insecticides, and harmful chemicals which eventually make way to our stomach. The crops like Ragi, Mal, Bajra are available locally and has been grown in villages and tribal areas from ancient times in this region. They have capacity to withstand intense climate changes. They are not so often attacked by insects, pests, etc and have great nutritive values, much greater than our conventional sources such as wheat, milk etc. These things just need to be promoted to the common masses, who want to sustain with a healthy living”
I met the enthusiastic team behind this innovative concept. The concept was coined by Manoj Prajapat and Surendra Gandharva, popularly known as Sunny. The team is energetic, confident, determined, and making every effort to promote the healthy living.
“I started working on the concept of Healthy food and healthy alternatives to fast food with Manoj Prajapat. We have worked for many years, and evolved with our idea, and made them better day by day. All the dishes presented here are cooked in zero oil and zero fat (Ghee/Butter), all the stuffs are either in their raw forms or steamed, as every nutritive value is lost on frying or cooking. We haven’t even used the cow’s milk, so as to ensure zero animal content. Coconut milk has been used as its alternative. In the sweet dishes, every care has been taken care of to ensure that there is minimal usage of additional sweeteners, and the natural sweetness has been emphasized. Still, wherever needed, we have used Gud and Misri instead of sugar.”
– Surendra Gandharva
The Food Fest will be continuing today also, with an entirely different menu than yesterday. This fest is open to all. This is a healthy initiative, and I recommend all to give a visit and taste the health. 🙂