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Cattle Management to Gandhian Economics

This month we show you how the local cattle of Rameshwaram can be nurtured and the local bio-diversity turned into an asset by using the local traditions like feeding the cow. The Rameshwaram cow is a dwarf variety cow and is unique.

VKNARDEP November Month Newsletter

15The importance of coral reefs for fishing in the Rameshwaram island. If coral reefs disappear then fish populations are affected. If fish populations dwindle then fishing communities are affected. Fishing communities  being an integral part of the socio-ecological fabric of the island the adverse impact on their livelihood shall disrupt the social fabric of the island.

Coral Reefs to Ecological Economics

The coral reefs of Rameshwaram are an important part of the sacred geography. They also have a great evolutionary history. They provide a prominent support for the Gulf of Mannar biodiversity. However today they are facing many threats mainly due to the pollution and global warming. We provide a glimpse into some interesting aspects of the Rameshwaram coral reefs. The coral reefs have been there for millions of years. Home to many organisms the marine biodiversity is heavily dependent on the coral reefs and they had also protected the population from the 2004 Tsunami.

The magnificent Puppet Show

The whole world is nothing but a magnificent Puppet Show. So says Kerala’s great poet of satire and originator of famous Ottanthullal. According to him, the director of the cosmic show goes on pulling the threads that make us move our head, hands and feet, that is, dance to his tune. When he pulls out the threads, lo, we fall down dead.

Sri Krishna Jayanthi celebrated at vvf

On 15th September 2014, Sri Krishna Jayanthi was celebrated at Anandadham (School is running by Vivekananda Kendra Vedic Vision Foundation) in a grand way, this year. Twenty three children participated.

From Solar Smiles to Pond of Nectar

As part of the 'Green Rameshwaram' project we have been able to bring smiles and light into the hamlets of Danushkodi with solar power installations. Sponsored by BrahMos Aerospace the project has not only lighted up the individual houses of the hamlet but also the community commons including the panchayat school and street lights in the area. The renewable energy installations is a short in the arm of the Green Rameshwaram project. Along with this we have also conducted a meeting of the special interest groups with the District Collector Sri.Nanthakumar IAS.

Samarpan - Annual Report of Vedic Vision Foundation 2013-2014

As always it is a pleasure to look back on the year and offer our grateful thanks to all our trustees, members of the managing committee of Vivekananda Kendra and well wishers who are part of Vivekananda Kendra family at Kodungallur. May the most elevating vedic vision of our seers ever guide us in all that we do so that, our great Motherland regains her ancient glory and be seated as the Jagat Guru blessing the entire humanity.

Hide and Seek with Teerthams

This month we have exciting report on Dharmar Teertham. After identifying the Teertham area which was a plain sand dune and after the initial ceremonies, we started digging. And we discovered a huge beautiful traditional water body emerging as the sand dune got cleared. The centuries old structure made with lime mixture has a wonderful finishing touch and is mostly intact even after centuries of being buried under the sand dune. In the Green Rameshwaram project we have a host of works done by our team of workers at Rameshwaram.

The Time for Offering

This is the time. Our motherland was waiting for long.

We must hurry up, lest our chance is lost for ever? How long would she wait, this dear Motherland of ours for her children to wake up from the slumber from ignorance from their worthless dissipating pre occupations?

How long can she go abegging to feed her children? Others laugh at her, throw mud at her, call her mad. In a frenzy they tear her clothes apart. Yet, no curse, ever escapes her lips. She only smiles and hangs her head.

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