Sunday, August 28, 2016

International Conference held at JCD Vidyapeeth

International Conference held at JCD Vidyapeeth
28 August, 2016
Pictures and Videos: GS Mann, Amar Singh
Watch Video: International Conference on Recent Innovations in Sciences, Management, Education and Technology held at JCDV Sirsa.

Jan Nayak Ch. Devi Lal Memorial (JCDM) College organised one day International Conference on Recent Innovations in Sciences, Management, Education and Technology yesterday. The Conference was inaugurated in the esteemed presence of the Vice Chancellor of the Ch. Ranbir Singh University, Jind, Haryana, Maj. Gen. (Dr.) Ranjit Singh as chief guest, Prof. from All Nation University Ghana Dr. Saidu Nasir Sulaiman, Dr. Nasib Singh Gill and Dr. A.K. Bhatt as keynote speakers.
The conference began with the lighting of the lamp by the chief guest. Dr. Jai Prakash, Principal, JCD P.G College of Education presented the welcome address and introduced the chief guest. After that Dr. Pradeep Snehi, Principal JCDM College welcomed the chief guest and all the audience for sparing their valuable time for the conference.
Maj. Gen. (Dr.) Ranjit Singh while addressing the gathering highlighted the diminishing social value of teachers in our society .He emphasized that to create innovation in education we must respect our teachers and portrayed himself as an example that whatever I am today i.e. only because of my teachers who have shown me the path of my life. He emphasized to adopt Yoga as a routine activity for physical and mental peace as a sound body and mind can work creatively and leads to innovation.
The first keynote speaker Dr. Naseeb Singh mentioned that modern era is technology dependent era and we are becoming slaves of the devices. He in his words said that technology should be advanced but not to the extent to which we became slaves of it. Dr. Saidu Nasir Sulaiman talked about Technology and Innovation and said that technology is providing us every sort of facility. India is a big economy and it is essential for us to become a strong technology oriented economy so that we can utilise our resources in a better way like USA and Britain are doing.
The next keynote speaker Dr. A.K.Bhatt said that technology has become an integral part of our life. Today people are more concerned about the battery of mobile phones instead of food. Innovation is necessary for all of us but real innovation is only when it has some commercial value.
Er. Chaman Verma (Assistant Professor, Computer) the organising secretary of the conference in the end informed that the conference had 4 technical sessions and approximately 300 delegates attended the conference. More than 250 research papers were received from various places out of which 200 papers were presented by the researchers in the conference.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Kuldeep Bishnoi speaking to media in Sirsa

Kuldeep Bishnoi speaking to media in Sirsa
24 August, 2016
Pictures and Videos: GS Mann, Amar Singh
Watch Video: Kuldeep Bishnoi was speaking to the media at the office of Congress leader, Pandit Hoshiyari Lal Sharma. Sh. Kuldeep Bishnoi criticised BJP of not keeping its poll promises, he said that Haryana state is in a very unfortunate situation now as nothing at all has been done in the name of VIKAS by the present BJP Govt, even if 5% of poll promises had been kept by BJP, Haryana would have been a different today.

He quipped that if the people of Karnal which is constituency of CM ML Khattar are holding protests almost everyday in Karnal and also there is unrest in rest of Haryana how can one say that the BJP is Govt is popular. He said it may be easy to hold rallies by anyone who heads the ruling party by misusing the official machinery, but it is very hard to sit in the heart of the public.  He said that it is a matter of pride that Sakshi Malik of Haryana brought a medal and prestige to Haryana, but India and Haryana could have brought more medals if the players had been given better incentives, better facilities and better environment. Commenting on Golden jubilee of Haryana he said that it would have been better if the present Govt had been able to resolve some long pending issues such as SYL etc before the Golden Jubilee Day. About factions in Congress he said that, Congress is a party which allows independence of expression, the so called factionalism just this and no more.

Monday, August 22, 2016

Jagdish Chopra Unveils Bust of Shaheed Madan Lal Dhingra

Jagdish Chopra Unveils Bust of Shaheed Madan Lal Dhingra in Sirsa
22 August, 2016
Pictures and Videos: GS Mann, Amar Singh
Watch Video: Jagdish Chopra Political Advisor to CM Haryana, Unveils Bust of Shaheed Madan Lal Dhingra on 17th August 2016, near Delhi Pul in Sirsa.

He was flanked by several BJP leaders and other prominent citizens. Sr Journalist Surender Bhatia, Gurdev Rahi, Suresh Panwar, Shyam Bajaj, Mrs Renu Sharma, Mr Anil Dumra, Ramesh Goyal, Pardeep Sachdeva, Sant Sewa Singh Namdhari etc were present at this occasion. This video was recorded on 17th August 2016

Friday, August 19, 2016

The Guiding Light: T.S. Mann, on his Thirteenth 'Barsi'

The Guiding Light: T.S. Mann, on his Thirteenth 'Barsi'

19 August 2016

On The Thirteenth Death Anniversary of Sr. TS Mann, SIRSA NEWS brings you brief life sketch of Sr. Mann, the guiding light and inspiration that drives this Web Site.

<< Late Sardar Tirlok Singh Mann (HPS- I Retd. Supdt. Jail)
Sardar Tirlok Singh Mann was born at Village Mannawala Distt. Shekhupura. (Now in Punjab of Pakistan) on 20th July 1920 in the famous Mannawala Family (A chapter is devoted to Mannawala Family, in the book The Chiefs of Punjab, by a British Author. A family tree from 1700AD up to the name of Sr T.S. Mann also exists in this book as well as the Gazette of Punjab)He was the eldest son of S. Sahib Singh Mann (Ex MLC of Punjab Assembly 1952) His education started from Guru Nanak Khalsa High School Nanakana Sahib. He did his Graduation in 1942 from Khalsa College Amritsar. Six feet tall and well built; he was a good athlete & sportsman. He won the Punjab University’s ‘One Mile’ race twice. At that time the Punjab University was the biggest university in the North India and was located at Lahore. Even then he represented the Punjab University’s Volleyball team.
Above: S. Sahib Singh Mann MLC in a Group Photo of 1952 Members of The Punjab Legislative Council SIMLA

TS Mann with his Alma Mater - the famous 'Khalsa College Amritsar' in the background
British Professors taught English in Khalsa College at that time. He had good command over English, Punjabi, Urdu, Hindi and even some working knowledge of French. He visited Sri Harmandir Sahib every morning during all 4 years (It's used to be 4 years in college after 10th; 1 year FA/F.Sc. followed by 3 years of graduation) of his hostel life at Khalsa College Amritsar He held his teachers and professors in high esteem. Prof Sahib Singh, who is known for the most authenticated TIKA of Sri Guru Granth Sahib was one of his favourite professors.

In 1943, he joined the Jail department by appointment through Punjab Services Commission. His first posting was probably at Multan Jail as Asstt. Supdt. Jail. At time of partition in 1947, the family was allotted land at Sirsa; he was made a camp commandant for some time to take care of partition refugees at SIRSA. He resumed his jail department post in post partition India. During his service in the Jail Dept he did not distance himself from the prisoners, rather he understood their psychology and interacted with them to resolve their problems as and when these surfaced. He was very particular about the ration and good hygienic food of the Jail prisoners, and daily ensured that the right quantity and rightly cooked food was served on time. He also took care of the welfare possibilities of all the prisoners. He was very popular with the inmates and many of them used to thank him on and after completion of their jail terms. Besides many jails of Punjab & Haryana he was also posted at Tihar Jail Delhi in early fifties.
 TV Shots from Aaj Tak telecast of 2003
All pictures can be clicked to enlarge or right click to open link in new window
In 1975 to 1977 during the national emergency, he was Superintendent of Rohtak Jail. Many senior political leaders were detained in Rohtak jail under his tenure. {To name a few: Sh Bhairon Singh Shekhwat Ex. Vice president of India, Sh LK Advani Ex. Deputy Prime Minister of India, Sh Chander Shekhar Ex PM of India, Ch. Devi Lal Ex DPM India (and Ex CM Haryana), Sh. Sikander Bakht Ex Governor of KERALA, Dr Bhai Mahavir Governor of MP. Sh. Pillo Modi MP, Sh Ashok Mehta MP, Samar Guha, Sh Biju Patnaik Ex CM Orissa, Major Jaipal, Bakshi Jagdev and many more…………} All of these were satisfied with the humane behavior of Sr. TS Mann. Many of them called upon him personally at his official residence soon after attaining political posts and ministries in The Janta Party in 1977. Even today many of them remember him fondly. He was being offered a seat for becoming a MP in the elections of 1977, but he refused as he was a non Political Man and never took any advantage of his such closeness to these leaders. May it be recalled that in 1977 elections it was landslide victory for the JANTA PARTY, and anyone who was nominated by Janta Party was sure to win. After a gap of 28 years, Sh. LK Advani DPM of India recalled him at Rohtak jail on 26 June 2003. An exclusive video film on LK Advani and TS Mann was produced by AajTak news channel in Rohtak Jail; it was telecast at prime time on 26 June 2003 under ‘VISHESH’ Sh Advani specifically mentioned in this telecast the good treatment he got from Mr. Mann during detention under MISA. [see Pictures above] After 35 years of meritorious service he retired in 1979 as Supdt. Distt. Jail Rohtak, at that time this was the second senior most post in the Jail Deptt. The Govt. gave him four increments for his honest & dedicated services. He had ample regards for his officer: I.G. Prisons, Late Sh. SK Puri. That’s why he refused a promotion to the rank of The IG (the Highest Post of Jail Deptt. In those days) during the last few months of his service, as this would have put the then IG Mr. Puri in trouble, and would have jinxed the last phase of service (career) of Sh. Puri, due to certain political reasons.
He took up farming at his farm at village Kirpal Patti, in Ellenabad Sub Division of District SIRSA after retirement. He did co-operative farming by indulging 20 families with him. He made sure that basic needs of these families (Housing, food and clothing) were fulfilled. He arranged money for them also. He discouraged these families to consume alcohol or any kind of intoxicants. He imparted moral and social teachings to all the people associated with him. He himself was a teetotaller and vegetarian throughout his life. Along with farming he took up many social projects. I integrated his agriculture wisdom and scores of his farming tips even now in pursuing modern farming. From 1994, he gave a new momentum to the already Established ‘LOK PANCHAYAT’ (A regd. body) in the Rania-Ellenabad Jeevan Nagar area of SIRSA. Lokpanchayat is a non-religious, non-political, non-factional, social body. [NGO]
During the unfortunate era of militancy in Punjab, Sirsa a border district was also affected, Sardar TS Mann with others formed a peace committee in Sirsa, Sh V. Kamraj an able IPS officer who was posted in Sirsa in those days appreciated the efforts of the peace committee.
In 2001 he had joined the move initiated from the Districts of Karnal & Kurukshetra, for the formation of separate SGPC for Haryana (now known as HSGPC: Haryana Sikh Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee Adhoc). He motivated and apprised people of Sirsa district about the necessity of separate SGPC for Haryana. His foresight and the ideas instilled in the minds of the crusaders of HSGPC, kept the demand for HSGPC alive & the efforts continued long after his death. Sikh population and Sikh leaders of Haryana kept on pressing for this demand. Efforts of Dr Ashok Tanwar and Avantika Tanwar in persuading the rightful demand of Separate Gurdwara Committee finally bore results; a bill for Separate Gurdwara Committee was presented in the Haryana Assembly and the same was passed. The separate body for management of Sikh Gurdwaras has been hence formed by an act of Haryana Govt in the recent assembly session in July 2014 to which Governor Haryana gave an assent. However the matter is now sub-judice in the honourable Supreme Court of India.
He was stern follower of the teachings of Guru Granth Sahib. He always cherished his parents.

In 1986, the untimely demise of his elder son: Sh. Gurinder Mann, perturbed him for a while but he took this great loss as will of The Almighty and consoled rest of the family. It is worth mentioning here that Sh. Gurinder Mann was highly educated [M.A. LL.B. BJ, member HUJ] He was a highly talented budding photo-journalist and art photographer whose pictures were published in international journals. Gurinder Mann was a keen musician and a talented painter as well.
Rajan Gurinder Mann

Late Sardarni Harpal Kaur Mann (1932 - 2009), 
wife of Sardar TS Mann, pious & progressive force that stood by TS Mann.

Sardar T.S. Mann’s life was highly disciplined and he was highly health conscious. Even at the age of 83 years, he took long walks daily and visited his fields daily. He never needed much medical care throughout his life, as he believed that nature takes care of petty ailments. He was a die-hard optimist. Sardar Tirlok Singh Mann passed away on the 19th day of August 2003, peacefully.
He is remembered for his principled life, honesty, integrity, philanthropic, and outspoken nature.

Thursday, August 18, 2016

CM Manohar Lal Khattar unfurls tricolor in Sirsa on Independence Day 2016

CM Manohar Lal Khattar unfurls tricolor in Sirsa on Independence Day 2016
17 August, 2016
Pictures and Videos: Amar Singh Jyani, GS Mann, Happy Singh, Surender Vats
Watch Video: 

Sh ML Khattar CM Haryana at Independence Day celebrations at Shaheed Bhagat Singh Stadium Sirsa on Monday.
Defending the protests against Crop insurance, he said attempt was being made to mislead farmers by spreading rumours about the Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana.
He said, “Several schemes will be announced on November 1 when Haryana enters the golden jubilee year of its inception. For that, a budgetary provision of Rs 1,657 crore has been made,” he said. Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar said that, Haryana Government is preparing five projects to utilise surplus water of the Yamuna river during monsoon and provide up to 5,000 cusecs of water. The projects would cost Rs 2,000 crore. He described agriculture as the backbone of the economy. “The Prime Minister has set a target to double the income of farmers by 2022.”

Here is the SirsaNews Video of Full Speech of CM Haryana on 15 August 2016:
Video Shake in the begining on the speech for 3 minutes was unavoidable and is regretted.

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Skills of Innovation-Dr TN Chugh

Skills of Innovation-Dr TN Chugh
13 August, 2016
Pictures and Videos: Amar Singh Jyani, GS Mann, Happy Singh, Surender Vats
Innovation is the concept of new ideas, devices or methods that bring better solution to meet the new requirements, unarticulated or existing needs for the society. It is accomplished through more effective products, processes, technologies, services or business models which become readily available to the government and general masses. We may consider ‘Innovation’ as different changes or alterations, transformations, metamorphosis, reorganization, restructure, rearrangement, recasting and better renovation. The inventions and discoveries are much superior but also linked with innovations.
      The Innovation can be achieved through certain eminent qualities:

Self Confidence: The renowned scientists, doctors, artists, sports persons, agriculturists etc. have achieved their targets through reliable confidence.
·       First of all the implementation of ideas, through good imagination, provide the major assets to achieve success in life.
·       The concept of creativity is essential to take it as granted through righteous efforts. A person may possess good physical health, wealth and other resources but lack of self confidence fails to provide the desired progress.
·       The open mode of operation is more receptive, relaxed, exploratory, playful and humorous. These aspects guide and inspire us for improvement of actions.
·       You must perform constructive tasks with full efforts. The appreciation about your success will keep on encouraging your attempts.
·       Try to get involved in tasks which tend to create fear in mind. The things we fear in most organizations are fluctuations, disturbances and imbalances.
·       Do not feel disappointed and distressed during situations of failures; rather try to restart the work with full devotion and confidence. Also try to analyze the problems and shortcomings so as to find righteous solutions.
·       Contact the persons who are already in advanced state of projects so as to seek guidelines and motivations.
·       Study useful books and literature to gain the necessary knowledge about particular subject.

Importance of proper Planning: The process of raising new questions, to regard old problems from new angles, new solutions require creative imagination and mark real advance in the scientific projects. Once we read ourselves of traditional thinking, we can get on with creativity of future. There will not be the requisite progress without creativity and we would be forever repeating the same patterns. We should concentrate on the scheme and procedure of the task to achieve the goal or destination, accquire the latest skill from expert personnel’s, adopt better practice, make arrangements for required equipments, time management and introspection of improvements at regular intervals. The time, talents and energy are natural and divine gifts to mankind.

Work with Great Zeal and Courage:  The achievement of success in any field kindles our enthusiasm and motivates us to venture on innovative concepts. The events of failures tend to discourage our thoughts and the mind acquires feebleness which tends to create disinterest for a particular task. You must develop strong winning spirit; take the defeat as a challenge. Investigate upon the causes of failures; learn from the qualities of winners so as to improve upon personal status. However, certain theories of innovations cause toilsome troubles and danger. When you are keen to achieve your goal, you have to move steadily towards it with commitment, patience, strong will and perseverance.

Noble Thoughts and Aspirations: These are everlasting sources of strength, stability and peace. The splendid thoughts are the foundations of inner joy and cheers. The best motivation is provided through our Spiritual Guide. Seek initiation; concentrate on regular prayer and method of meditation, so as to gain the spiritual will power and Divine bliss. The joy inside means, the delight outside and everywhere. Let nothing hinder your Endeavour to achieve this noble objective which you set for yourself. The strong tides of life push the man forward to the mainstream of present (which merges into future as the time advances) overcome inadequately; carry on forward movements without reluctance towards a glorious future. The courage confers the ability to face and endure fear, danger or sufferings for a cause. Both courage and bravery are required upon rough storms of life, for achieving the excellence in the selected fields of activities and overcoming the low state of mind during the moments of distress. According to Dr. A.P. J. Abdul Kalam, introspect about these principles,” I am the best, I can do it, goodness is always within, I am the winner and today is my day.”

Avoid Negative Intentions:  Disappointments, despair and pessimistic outlook disturb self confidence. Positive thinking leads to physical and mental strength. It is not good to have friendship with persons of evil and negative belief. Let us clear our misunderstanding, anger, resentment, fear, guilt, rejection, failures, envy, misbehavior, impatience, mistakes and adverse feelings. Our mind is architect and director of every thought and action. We should exert our full command on our mind so as to perform willful and prominent activities.

 How to achieve Innovations?: The device contrivance or process of innovation originates after study and experiments. According to versions of renowned philosopher Trade (1903), the process of innovation requires the consideration; Gain proper knowledge of the subject, Develop positive attitude to implement the new ides, Analyze the decision to adopt or reject the new products, Implementation and use, Confirmation of the decision.
The Department of Science and Technology (DST) has established “The National Innovation Foundation (NIF), India; at Ahmadabad since 2000. NIF has taken major initiation to serve the knowledge rich but economically poor people of the country. It is committed to making India innovative by documenting, adding values, protecting the Intellectual Property Reflects (IPR) of the contemporary, unaided technological innovator as well as outstanding traditional knowledge-holders. It helps to disseminate their innovations on commercial and non-commercial basis; NIF has now established links with KIIT University, Bhubaneswar w. e f. 26.6.2016, when Dr. Harshverdhan, honorable minister of Science and Technology, Govt. of India visited NIF, Ahmadabad.
The person ready for attempt of innovation must possess large scale vision but take regular small steps to get there. One has to be humble but well determined to execute the imaginary and gigantic in terms of aspiration.          

Examples of Innovations: A few instances are being mentioned to motivate the masses:
v Designing various kinds of scooters, motorcycles, cars, busses, loading vehicles etc. with better outlook, low fuel consumption, better security devices and low pollution effects.
v Telephone was first discovered by Alexander Graham Bell in 1876, but later on improved to Cell phone and Smart phone.
v Electronic Television was invented by KalmanTihanyl (1926), later on innovated to LCD and even LED (P.Mitchell, 1978).
v The Wright brothers invented Aircrafts and started amazing process of innovations; whereas, we now have many kinds of aero planes which can even carry more than 500 passengers.
v Steam Railway engine has been changed to Diesel and Electric engine.
v Thousands of innovations can be realized from Guinness Book Record, Limca Book Record, Asia Book Record and many more such publications.
v  Books, paintings, music instruments, camera and other scientific instruments are being transformed to better devices.
v Productions of chemical fertilizers, pesticides, various products of crude oil etc. are being modified with time to secure better results.
v Food supplements of confectionaries and packed food products are also being improved for safe nutritious values. There is notable instance of sugar free sweets available in the market.
v Achievements of winning distinctions and Medals in sports and education at National and International level can be possible through motivation, proper guidance, self confidence, courage, spiritual will power, aspirations for competition and thoughts of innovation.
v Production of new varieties of crops, vegetables and fruits for the farmers so as to produce better qualities and productivity.
v The NIF has recently released certain new products as Groundnut Digger, Stencil cutting device, HMT paddy variety, Portable energy, Efficient wood stove, Ointments to cure cracks, Herbal toys
Presently, the innovations are so strong and multifarious that the transformation to modern human generation is considered as much superior to the previous generations. But these should be accepted in full regards with righteous spirit. The youth should neither feel envious nor jealous to their elders because the coming generations will also be involved in more research of innovation.

Benefits of Innovations:     1. Innovations are more effective changes or transformations which bring progress and prosperity of the society.
2. These results of collective novel ideas positively affect the industrial economics and market to meet the growing demands for consumers.
3. Innovations are linked with positive changes in efficiency, productivity, quality, competitions etc. This concept introduces in reality something better than before.
4. We must discard our traditional thinking to achieve creativity and progress in future, otherwise, we shall be repeating the same pattern for ever.
5. We should develop creative imagination, raise new questions, locate new possibilities and regard old problems from new angles.
6. The person achieving innovation will be remembered at global level on the scientific map of the world for unique contribution to the society.
7. Continued innovations on a project leads to new discoveries and inventions.

Divine Bliss of Innovation:  Almighty God is the sole creator of the whole universe. He is center of entire cosmos and thus the ultimate Divine Entity to fulfill all the desires and other actions. God can also help us to perform miracles. Although a person lives once but his virtuous living can become praiseworthy. He should concentrate on personal contributions but try to accomplish substantial tasks for society through selfless, voluntary and devotional services. The optimistic attitude, positive objectives and innovative steps help to seek Divine bliss and attain eternity. He should work for a cause and not for applause; live life to express and then to impress. There is greatness in the faith of God, honor in humility and dedicated service to humanity. 

Contributed by: Dr. Triloki Nath Chugh.
Co-Ordinator, Shah Satnam Ji Educational Institutions, DSS Sirsa. The writer is an eminent former Professor of Zoology; he has more than 3 decades of teaching experience in various colleges of KUK and is presently Co-ordinator, Shah Satnam Ji Educational Institutions, DSS, Sirsa. He can be reached on his Mobile No:+91-94160 48789 and email: . Dr Chugh has published many Zoology research papers; Guided several M.Phil students for research; M.Sc. Secured 2nd Position BITS PILANI 1968; Gold Medalist in French Diploma 1981 KUK; Prinicipal at SSS Boys College for 7 years.

Tuesday, August 09, 2016

Hoshiyari Lal Sharma of Congress leads protest against PMBY

Hoshiyari Lal Sharma of Congress leads protest against  PMBY (Prime Minister Agri Insurance Scheme)
09 August, 2016
Pictures and Videos: Amar Singh Jyani, GS Mann, Amit Tiwari, Vikas Taneja
Watch Video: Pandit Hoshiyari Lal Sharma of Congress leads protest against Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojna - PMFBY, (Prime Minister's Agriculture Crop Insurance Scheme) in Sirsa 8th August 2016. The protesting congressmen raised slogans against Haryana Govt and Central Govt and also burnt effigy of PM Narendra Modi at Subhash chowk Sirsa

This Video was recorded on 8th August 2016.

Wednesday, August 03, 2016

Bariatric Surgery now in Sirsa

Bariatric Surgery now in Sirsa
03 August, 2016
Pictures and Videos: Amar Singh Jyani, GS Mann, Happy Singh, Surender Vats
With obesity becoming a serious problem in India also, those who are unable to get rid of their unwanted excessive pounds with exercise or diet control can now avail the Bariatric route to fitness.
Watch SirsaNews Video: Dr Vinay Kumar Poonia explains about benefits of Bariatric Surgery at MOHAR SINGH SURGICAL HOSPITAL.

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Tuesday, August 02, 2016

Follow Meditation-Dr TN Chugh

Follow Meditation-Dr TN Chugh
02 August, 2016
Pictures and Videos: Amar Singh Jyani, GS Mann
Follow Meditation
In simple words, meditation involves thinking on a particular subject in silent and congenial conditions. In religious terms, the meditation is a unique method of concentrating the thoughts through God Words, which tends to link the soul with our divine power. The person becomes successful only with the kind blessings of spiritual guide who provides the virtuous technique of initiation. Meditation is the faithful, emotional, and devotional submission of soul with God.
                    Living spiritual Master is a true saint who is one with God. He has distinguished qualities of being a mentor, philosopher and guide because he carries the knowledge and experience of prolonged meditation. He is capable to divulge the secret message of God words to his disciples through initiation. These sacred words, if repeated time and again can elaborate the real meaning of human existence. These holy words act as source of immense energy that created every form of life in this world. It also helps to perceive the eternal divine melody. The true saint creates in us the love for God.
The word ‘Meditation’ has been derived from Latin language ‘Meditat (verb—Meditan)’ which means ‘to think, contemplate and ponder’. According to Hinduism and Buddhism, the word ‘Dhiyana’ comes from a word of Sanskrit language ‘Dhiya’ which also means contemplation. In Sikhism, the word ‘Simran’ means meditation.  
          The technique of initiation, the course, progress and advantages of meditation are elaborated by Saints during the religious congregations and described in holy literatures.
·       Transformation to Meditation:
          Proficiency of meditation cannot be achieved through bookish knowledge, reading religious literature, visiting holy places or giving donations. It is not a process of extending information but a steady operation of transformation. Our bodily senses of touch, smell, taste, vision, hearing and mind keep us attached to this world. There are moment of pleasures and sufferings. But we cannot remain confined to the plane of journey in this universe. Death shall take us to the second plane of inward journey.
          The change to the attitude of spirituality requires drastic changes in thoughts behavior and actions. We have to modify ourselves and attain virtuous habits of truthfulness, honesty, humility, tolerance, submission, contentment etc. We have to discard the strong vices of anger, lust, attachment, greed, craving for wealth, ego etc. We must understand that visualization of God cannot be achieved through deceit, bribery, ostentatious, pretensions, propaganda, materialistic experiments.
The soul cannot attain purity and strength unless it leaves the materialistic desires. Strong consciousness to merge with God cannot be attained in a few moments because there are no short cuts in spirituality. Our body is temple of God and our heart is seat of God. Therefore, we must search for God from within. God Himself has designed this temple.
·       Age of Meditation:
People in general consider that old age beyond 50 years is appropriate for this peruse. But one should develop the practice of meditation right from the time of attaining consciousness (4th year onwards) There are examples quoted in religious history who adopted meditation in early age. Esteemed Dhruv Bhagat, Prahlad Bhagat, Baba Farid Ji and many more. Everyone must maintain regularity and tend to increase the time devoted for meditation.
·       Suitable Time for Meditation:
In religious literature, suitable time suggested is between 2 to 5 a.m. because this period is free from noise and air pollution. More so, we can recollect and repeat God words during routine activities of sittings, walking, exercising, travelling, cooking, plough etc. Later on, we should daily spare a good time at safe and silent place in a sitting posture concentrating at spiritual eye centre. A few moments of prayers become more fruitful before starting a new activity, for example, reading, writing, appearing in examination, participating in competitions, driving etc. One must express reverence and gratitude to God on attaining success in any task.
  •   Steps observed during meditation:
  • The devotee should concentrate at the ‘deep sleep point’ or spiritual eye focus centre or ‘the spot of 10th Door.’
  • This point is located midway and slightly above the two eyes. In religious aspect, this seat is considered as a connecting place between mind and the soul.
  • If we continue repeating the God Words and raise our conscious to this level. We may develop contact with the bliss of divine melody (sound current).
  • The mind gets suppressed in oblivion but the soul becomes strong enough to establish direct link with the supreme power.
  • Our soul ascends from sole of feet to the spiritual eye centre. This process brings temporary but increasing numbness of body organs. The sensitivity of lower organs gets minimized. The soul current becomes strong enough to suppress the physical planes and the spirit continues its journey to visualize eternal home.
  • Thus with the concentration of soul at the higher centre, the physical body gets detached from the materialistic world. This can be compared with the phrase ‘Death during living state’.
  • There is feeling of distinct flavor, eminent light and divine melody when the person acquires the lofty stage of meditation. One experience the absolute peace and tranquility.
  • At the end of meditation, the body organs regain their consciousness and the soul returns to the physical body.
  • Never disclose God Words to anyone else because initiated words carry the blessing of the master.
  • Do not share the experiences of divine achievements of meditation with anyone.

          The advantages are enormous and many fold both in the materialistic and spiritual fields:
1.     Provide simplicity and humility in living style. It enables to fulfill human potentials.
2.    Induces purity in thoughts and actions.
3.    To understand that human life is with little spiritual experience but human beings are spiritual creation with limited human experience.
4.    Meditation may help to see the unseen and listen the unheard.
5.    Realize the crux of ultimate truth (God).
6.    Visualize that God is Omnipresent, Omnipotent, and Omniscient.
7.    Realize that “our home” is not the real home because our life is a limited phase between birth and death.
8.    Neither any one permanently belongs to us nor do we belong to any one.
9.    Human vices in the form of anger, lust, attachment, greed and ego are transformed to patience, respect, love for humanity, contentment and humility respectively.
10.Guide to discard hatred, hypocrisy, superstitions, envy, falsehood etc.
11.  Encourage to develop honesty, truthfulness, universal brotherhood.
12. Develop permanent contact with the primordial source of power and delight.
13. Develop positive thinking even in conditions of pain, grief and sufferings regularly to attain mental peace and tranquility.
14. Cherish and experience the state of dying while living.
15. The sufferings of transmigration (cycle of death and rebirth) are lost forever and the soul attains salvation.
16. Person gets relieved of accumulated sins of previous generations (races). Thus sanctified soul is never deprived of salvation.
17. Provide motivation to youngsters, friends and relatives to get involved in meditation.
18.Provide relief to late ancestors of many generations.
19. The activities started after prayers and meditation become more fruitful and pleasing.
20.                   The devotees start avoiding the vices of violence, non-vegetarian meals, intoxicants, corruption, gambling, abusing etc.
21. The mind becomes fearless and tension free due to calm and silent situation.
22.                    Attain strength to make sacrifices at will. Provide manual, financial and moral support to the needy.
23.                    Realize that everything in life is transitory.
24.                    Develops love and respect for creations of Almighty God. Get involved  in voluntary welfare activities of humanity.   
25.                    Provides resistance of many diseases (promote immunity).
26.                    Improves digestion, correct heart beat, pulse rate, breathing and brainwaves.
27.                    The existence of God words and God is eternal.
28.                   Meditation provides moral and spiritual strength.
29.                    It helps to stop fearful and unwanted dreams.
30.                   Coming generations develops good instincts and habits.
31. To make the soul free from worldly illusions and prepare it to merge with its source of creation.
32.                    Worldly creation is subject to dissolution.
Mis-concepts about Meditation:
          Atheists do not believe in the existence of God. Therefore, they tend to propagate, against meditation on following grounds:
Ø God is presumed imagination of priests who try to exploit the masses.
Ø Meditation is an emotional surrender and mortgage of body.
Ø It is wastage of time and energy.
Ø Meditation is not a wonderstruck phenomenon which can transform the character of any person.
Ø Avoidance of misdeeds is the only way of achieving heaven.
Ø They don’t pay regards to saints and consider them simple human lugs.
Ø Such persons are self centered believing in pride, ego and accumulation of wealth. They don’t believe in soul and super soul, therefore, suffer with miseries.
The spiritual guide elaborates that calmness of mind, good concentration, clarity of perception, improvement in communication, blossoming of skills, unshakable inner strength, healings, capability to connect to the inner source of energy, relaxation, rejuvenation and building courage can be blessed through meditation.
The richest wealth is patience, health and wisdom. The best security is supreme faith. The greatest tonic is laughter and force of love. The surest assurance is hope of God. The source of strength is bliss of the Divine Lord achieved through meditation (surprisingly, all these are free).

Contributed by: Dr. Triloki Nath Chugh.
Co-Ordinator, Shah Satnam Ji Educational Institutions, DSS Sirsa

The writer is an eminent former Professor of Zoology; he has more than 3 decades of teaching experience in various colleges of KUK and is presently Co-ordinator, Shah Satnam Ji Educational Institutions, DSS, Sirsa. He can be reached on his Mobile No:+91-94160 48789 and email: . Dr Chugh has published many Zoology research papers; Guided several M.Phil students for research; M.Sc. Secured 2nd Position BITS PILANI 1968; Gold Medalist in French Diploma 1981 KUK; Prinicipal at SSS Boys College for 7 years.