The Candid Eye

October 11, 2009

Flood relief work:- North Karnataka -1

From Divine Karnataka Project website:-

Relief Efforts in North Karnataka – Appeal for Help

Torrential rains over last one week have left over 200 people dead and rendered over 3,00,000 people homeless in the state. The floods have affected all 14 districts of state’s northern region.

According to official sources, over 26,000 houses have collapsed in North Karnataka. Most of the eleven districts in the region are inundated, as all the rivers are flowing above the danger mark. Road and rail transport services have also been disrupted.

Poojya Gurudev Sri Sri Ravishankar ji has been actively monitoring the situation and had visited some of the worst affected areas. Art of Living has started relief work in few of the worst affected villages (Buradepad, Thalamari) of Raichur district. More teams are being deployed as we identify more villages for relief work. We are in the process of mobilizing the relief material and resources for managing this situation.

We need cash donations for buying essential materials and rebuilding the houses.

Please issue the cheques / DDs in the name of ‘VVKI – DHARMA STAMBA YOJANA’ and mail to

VVKI – Divine Karnataka Project, #1431-A, Ground Floor, 39th Cross, 22nd Main, 4th T Block, Bangalore -560 041.

Or directly transfer the funds to:

Beneficiary: “VVKI – DHARMA STAMBA YOJANA”
A/C NO: 10386328062, IFSC Code:SBIN0003286, Account type: CURRENT ACCOUNT
Bank Details: STATE BANK OF INDIA, JAYANAGAR 2nd BLOCK BRANCH

(please send a mail to divine.karnataka.project@gmail.com with the details of transferred amount and date. Also in the transaction remark please put ‘ flood relief KAR ‘).

For all donations, 80G certificate will be provided.

You can also donate the essential items.

WE NEED THE FOLLOWING ITEMS IMMEDIATELY:

Food Items:
Grains (Rice, maize)
Dhal (Tuvar dhal, green gram)
Biscuits
Tea Powder
Sugar
Milk Power
Sooji (Upma Rava)
MTR Ready to eat food packets.
Medicine:
Antibiotics
Electral
Pain Killers
First Aid Kits

Request you to sort the materials and label the same (Rice in one packet, Sugar in packet etc). This will help us in reducing the processing time and minimize transportation costs.

Relief material can be sent to:

VVKI – Divine Karnataka Project, #1431-A, Ground Floor, 39th Cross, 22nd Main, 4th T Block, Bangalore -560 041 OR please call 080-42173285, 9845589393, 9986487255 and our volunteers will pickup the material from your centers.

For more info and status of relief work visit http://www.divinekarnatakaproject.org/v1/floodrelief.htm

About Art of Living:

The Art of Living Foundation is an international non-profit, educational, charitable, and humanitarian organization, offering programs in more than 150 countries around the world. As a Non-Governmental Organisation, Art of Living Foundation works in special consultative status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations, participating in a variety of committees and activities relating to health, education and sustainable development.

For more info visit http://www.artofliving.org.

For Divine Karnataka Project,

Nagaraj Gangolli

State Coordinator.

Last Updated ( Monday, 03 August 2009 10:22 )
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Beef thrown at Goddess Laxmi in Orissa

Kandhammal – When we hear this word,what immediately comes to our mind is,the reported violence against Christians by Hindus.For many days MSM ran visuals of how the innocent Christian minorities had been persecuted  in Kandhammal district.Almost all the national channels were very serious and jumped into the ring and declared that entire Orissa was burning.The entire Orissa was in grip of violence unleashed against innocent minority Christians by he Hindus.

One my of Christian friends told me that Christians were killed and burnt alive by the Hindu fanatics and because of this she was sending some relief materials and money to the victims.I wondered why these fanatics should do such an act against innocent people.I also started worried on hearing my friend saying, it was the handiwork of some Hindu fanatics.If the Christians were burnt alive and attacked,it was wrong not to punish those people who perpetrated those crimes.

All national channels kept repeating the same news and videos of Christian persecution.On hearing this news,a question arose in my mind immediately.That was – Was there not any retaliatory attack by Christians?Have they become like Mahatma Gandhi?If so why there is violence in other parts of the world where Christianity is followed by majority people?

The answer is simple.It was neither preplanned nor throughly rehearsed.Violence between two mobs is committed by both.When MSM was showing relentlessly the affected christian victims in Kandhamal, they refused to take note of the atrocities perpetrated on Hindus.They just ignored those people just because they happened to be Hindus.Main Stream Media in India is 100% reserved for the minorities living in India.

Recently an incident happened in Kandhammal –

Goddess Laxmi

Goddess Laxmi

Odisha Today reported Orissa police have arrested two person for allegedly throwing beef at an idol of Goddess Laxmi on Sunday”

The arrested persons are Fransis Ekka and Ajit Munda. However the brother of Fransis Ekka claimed to be the main culprit. The police have also seized about two kgs of beef from near the idol.

A large number of people gathered in front of Goddess Laxmi puja pandal at Bolonda village and blocked the road for four hours, demanding arrest of the culprits those have thrown beef to an idol of Goddess Laxmi .

A team of police force led by superintendent of police, Diptesh Patnaik immediately rushed to the spot and brought the situation under control.

The three had allegedly slaughtered a cow at a nearby field Sunday morning before indulging in the incident.Police force had been deployed in the village to maintain law and order and efforts to nab the main culprit.

Some other news reports on the same incident are:

DNA said “Two persons were arrested on charges of throwing beef at an idol of Goddess Laxmi at a community puja pandal in Orissa’s Sundargarh district today, police said.”

None of the MSM reported this incident.They liked to overlook it.Finally,a website,fully supported by candle light activists, reported “Two persons were arrested for allegedly possessing beef near Goddess Laxmi at a community puja pandal in Orissa’s Sundargarh district today, police said.”

You may also want to read : Kandhammal – The untold part of the riots.

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