PM releases book written by Jain Acharya through Video Conferencing

PM releases book written by Jain Acharya through Video Conferencing

Prime Minister Narendra Modi released a book titled “ MARU BHARAT SARU BHARAT “( My India Noble India ) written by Jain Acharya Ratnasundersuriswarji  Maharaj through video conference today. 

Addressing the book release function organized by Sahitya Satkar Samiti of Ratnatrayee Trust held in Mumbai, the Prime Minister lauded the works of Acharya Ratnasundersuriswarji Maharaj and said 300 books is not a small thing. Several aspects of life have found their reflection in the works of Maharaj Saheb. The Prime Minister said, these books resonate his “Divya Vani” which reflects the urge to give back to the society. He said that Rashtra Dharma is above every Dharma (religion). The Prime Minister lauded the role of saints and said it is our heritage that India has given many Saints and Munis who have led the society towards Nation building. He urged the people to strive for poverty alleviation, clean India and to harness the energy of millions of youth towards a strong nation on the move.      

The Prime Minister emphasized that India has never talked about communalism but always preached spirituality for the benefit of mankind. He said, “We believe that every problem can be solved through Spirituality”.

Acharya Ratnasundersuriswarji Maharaj thanked the Prime Minister for addressing through video conference from New Delhi and said that “Families have values and the countries have culture”. 


Ministry of Road Transport & Highways Organises Road Safety Week from 11th January 2016 
The Ministry of Road Transport & Highways has organized the Road Safety Week from 11th January 2016 throughout the country to create awareness among general public to improve the safety on road and to give an opportunity to all stakeholders to contribute to the cause of road safety. During the week awareness about various causes of road accidents and measures to prevent them will be highlighted by organizing various activities with School / college students, drivers and all other road users. These activities include display of banners, road signage and pamphlets related to road safety. Various stakeholders such as different departments of State Governments, Traffic Police, Vehicle manufacturers, Transporters’ Association, PSUs, Corporate will participate in the events during the Road Safety Week. 

As a part of Road Safety Week, the Ministry has also organized a ‘Walkathon’ from India Gate on 11th January, 2016 in association with Delhi Police and Society for Indian Automobile Manufactures (SIAM) to create awareness about road safety among general public and to solicit their active participation in the road safety movement.

In India, about 1.4 lakh persons are killed in road crashes every year while many more get injured and disabled for life. Youth in the age group of 15 to 24 years comprise 33% of the total fatalities. The Government is taking active steps for the implementation of National Road Safety Policy by improving the engineering of roads, improving enforcement, improving emergency care and taking up awareness campaigns for citizens. However, efforts of the Government alone will not suffice and there is a need for the citizens at large to join hands and make road safety a social movement. 
Indian Navy to present a guideline document on Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HADR) during Indian Ocean Naval Symposium (IONS) in Bangladesh 
Admiral RK Dhowan, the Chief of the Naval Staff is on an official visit to Bangladesh from 10 to 14 Jan 16 to attend the 5th Edition of Indian Ocean Naval Symposium (IONS). During the Symposium, Indian Navy would be presenting a guideline document on Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HADR). The aim of the document is to provide guidelines for developing a speedy, responsive, coordinated and effective HADR for IONS members, as and when required. During the visit, the CNS would also be calling on political and military counterparts from Bangladesh and IONS members/observers to further cement bilateral relations.

IONS was launched in Feb 08 to captilise upon regional strengths of IOR littorals and was 21st Century‘s first significant international maritime-security initiative. 35 littoral states in the Indian Ocean Region (IOR) have been grouped into four sub-regions (South Asian, West Asian, East African and South East Asian littorals including Australia). IONS seeks to provide a regional forum through which the Chiefs-of-Navy (or equivalent maritime agency) of all the littoral states of the IOR periodically meet to constructively engage each other through the creation and promotion of regionally relevant mechanisms, events, and activities. IONS Chairmanship is rotated sequentially through each of the four sub-regions. This is to ensure that challenges of each region receive due emphasis. The IONS Chair was held by India from 2008 to 2010, UAE from 2010 to 2012 and South Africa from 2012 to 2014. The current Chair is Australia. Bangladesh Navy is conducting the IONS-2016 from 10-14 Jan 2016 at Dhaka and would be taking over the Chair of IONS from Australia for the term 2016 -2018. The theme of the Seminar this year is ‘Fostering Partnership in IOR: Charting course for Maritime Cooperative Engagement’. 

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