Books on Cricket, Chess and Athletics in the Braille Script

Published By : Admin | October 19, 2011 | 10:11 IST

Friends,

‘Khel Mahakumbh’, the mega sports event organized last year during the Swarnim Gujarat celebrations had received a tremendous response from every nook and corner across the length and breadth of Gujarat.

During the course of the Khel Mahakumbh, several thoughts and ideas came to light. These ideas have taken the form of three books by the Government of Gujarat that I have the honour to launch today.

In the past, I have had several opportunities to launch various books in the presence of a lot of people. But today, the launch of these books has moved me and given me a completely different level of satisfaction, which can’t be described in words!

Book 1

This book has been prepared specially for our pragya chakshu (visually challenged) sisters and brothers in the braille script. It contains rules of cricket, athletics and playground information, all in Braille!

For those sportsmen who love to play cricket but are visually challenged, I believe this book will definitely be a shining ray of hope. 

 

 

 

Book 2

A similar book has been prepared for visually challenged children who enjoy playing Chess.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Book 3

This year, we are committed to organizing a special Khel Mahakumbh for children who are differently abled. As a part of that, a special book has been launched containing comprehensive information about the rules of various games; sports equipments; training methods along with playground information.

This work will prove to be of great benefit to children who are differently abled and their teachers.

Being a part of this work on behalf of these sisters and brothers is an overwhelming and delightful experience for me.

 

I dedicate this work to all these children.

Yours,

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Amidst the hustle and bustle of the grand festival of Lok Sabha elections, the news of the demise of Srimat Swami Smaranananda Ji Maharaj brought my mind to a standstill for a few moments. Srimat Swami Smaranananda Ji Maharaj was a pioneer of India's spiritual consciousness and his demise is like a personal loss. A few years ago, the demise of Swami Atmasthananda Ji and now the departure of Swami Smaranananda Ji on his eternal journey has left many people bereaved. My heart, like that of crores of devotees, saints and followers of Ramakrishna Math and Mission, is deeply saddened.

During my visit to Kolkata earlier this month, I had gone to the hospital to enquire about Swami Smaranananda Ji’s health. Just like Swami Atmasthananda Ji, Swami Smaranananda Ji too dedicated his entire life for spreading the ideas of Acharya Ramakrishna Paramahamsa, Mata Sharada Devi and Swami Vivekananda across the world. While writing this article, the memories of meetings and conversations with him are getting refreshed in my mind.

In January 2020, during my stay at Belur Math, I meditated in the room of Swami Vivekananda. During that visit, I had a long conversation about Swami Atmasthananda Ji with Swami Smaranananda Ji.

It is widely known that I had a close relationship with Ramakrishna Mission and Belur Math. As a seeker of spirituality, I have met different saints and mahatmas and been to many places over the period of more than five decades. Even in Ramakrishna Math, I got to know about the saints who dedicated their lives to spirituality, among whom personalities like Swami Atmasthananda Ji and Swami Smaranananda Ji were prominent. Their sacred thoughts and knowledge provided contentment to my mind. In the most important period of my life, such saints taught me the true principle of Jan Seva hi Prabhu Seva.

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Om Shanti.