Sunday, August 28, 2016

September 5, Teachers' Day - India

September 5, Teachers' Day - India

September 5, Teachers' Day - India

5th September is the birthday of Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan.



2012 Celebration News

Awards for Teachers

Speech on the Occasion by President of India: Shri Pranab Mukherjee

Rajya Sabha paid tributes to Shri Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan

Today I spent the day in updating a Knol book - Equity Research - Online Textbook on Knol



Teacher Roles Hindi Film Actors and Actresses



Bollywood Films with Teacher as the Main Role in the film


About the Day

In India 5th September is celebrated as Teachers' day.

5th September is the birthday of Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan. When Dr. Radhakrishnan became the president of India in 1962, some of his students and friends approached him and requested him to allow them to celebrate 5th September, his "birthday". In reply, Dr, Radhakrishnan said, "instead of celebrating my birthday separately, it would be my proud privilege if September 5 is observed as Teachers' day". The request showed Dr.Radhakrishnan's love for the teaching profession. From then onwards, the day has been observed as Teachers' Day in India.

Born on September 5, 1888, at Tiruttani, 40 miles to the north-east of Madras, Radhakrishnan grew to become the most famous Indian teacher and philosopher of all times. He was also the Vice-President of India from 1952-1962.

Read Dr. Abdul Kalam's speech on the occasion of Teachers' Day in 2003.

Biography of Radhakrishnan - Video presentatiom


Books by Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan

Eastern Religions and Western Thought Softcover, Oxford Univ Pr, ISBN 0195624564 (0-19-562456-4)
Indian Philosophy
Softcover, Oxford University Press, ISBN 0195638190 (0-19-563819-0)
The Principal Upanishads
Softcover, Collins, ISBN 8172231245 (81-7223-124-5)
The Bhagavadgita: With an Introductory Essay, Sanskrit Text, English Translation, and Notes
Softcover, HarperCollins Publishers India, ISBN 8172230877 (81-7223-087-7)
The Buddhism Omnibus : Comprising Gautama Buddha, the Dhammapada, and the Philosophy of Religion by Iqbal Singh, S. Radhakrishnan, Arvind Sharma, Matthew T. Kapstein, Matthew Kapstein
Hardcover, Oxford University Press India, ISBN 0195668987 (0-19-566898-7)
The Concept of Man: A Study in Comparative Philosophy
by S. Radhakrishnan, P.T. Raju
Hardcover, South Asia Books, ISBN 8120809742 (81-208-0974-2)
The Dhammapada: With Introductory Essays, Pali Text, English Translation and Notes
Softcover, Oxford Univ Pr, ISBN 0195640802 (0-19-564080-2)

Honour List

Teachers Who Succeeded in Social, Economic and Political Endeavours

Sarva Sri
Prof. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, President of India
Prof. Rajendra Singh, Sar Sanghachalak, RSS, India
Dr. Murali Manohar Joshi, Minister of Human Resources Development, India
Prof Satish Dhawan, Chairman, Indian Space Research Organization

2014 Teachers' Day Celebrations

Prime Minister Narendra Modi met all National Teachers Awardees. He also interacted with children on the day. The interaction was telecast live and arrangements were made in all the schools (appx. 18 lakh) to show the interaction using computers and Televisions.

Source: PIB, India,

                                            Google Doodle for 5 September 2014

Sunday, August 21, 2016

August 21 - World Entrepreneurs’ Day

The purpose of the World Entrepreneurs’ Day is to create awareness for entrepreneurship, innovation and leadership throughout the world.

WED is the day of founders, managers, producers, contractors, industrialists, innovators, administrators, designers and producers.

Suggested Events and Activities for Institutions

Support World Entrepreneurs' Day by announcing it in your corporate website or magazine; logos and visual communication material are provided free of charge without any licensing fee requirements for this purpose - download the high-resolution World Entrepreneurs' Day Logo.

During WED enterprises are suggested to organize conferences, workshops and meetings regarding leadership, innovation, creativity, design, entrepreneurship and other related topics.

Managers, Entrepreneurs and Administrators are suggested to take their time and invite young leaders to teach them about entrepreneurship and innovation.

Business Schools are suggested to organize conferences to celebrate the World Entrepreneurs' Day by inviting entrepreneurs and  CEOs.

Companies can host and organize; lectures, workshops and seminars focused on business practices and principles; highlight the value of entrepreneurship, the role of innovation within society and provide know-how to younger generations and to public.

Municipal governments are suggested to officially declare 21 August as World Entrepreneurs' Days, this could be done by the city mayor through a proclamation.

Press members and media are suggested to provide coverage within their publications for articles, news and interviews regarding entrepreneurs and their success stories.

Businesses are suggested to provide discounts and promotions during the World Entrepreneur's Day.

Government entities, public authorities and universities are suggested to distribute communicative and instructive materials regarding entrepreneurship and its importance.

Radio and television networks are suggested to prepare programs to highlight the importance of entrepreneurship and provide talk-shows or documentaries to educate the population.

Businesses could organize open door days and tours during the World Entrepreneurs' Days, especially for younger audiences.

Participatory business and innovation activities, local talks, lectures, presentations, workshops and debates could be organized to create both awareness and as a cultural activity to promote entrepreneurship.

Organize local awards for businesses or leadership, both for established businesses and enterprises and for young entrepreneurs.

Create and publish a press release regarding the activities you would organize during the World Entreprenerus' Day.

Suggested Events and Activities for Individuals

Spread the word through your own ways; announce the World Entreprenerus' Day at social networking sites, your webpages, your newsletter, at your workplace etc.

Buy a present or throw a party for your boss on August 21 - World Entreprenerus' Day, and share your events to inspire others.

Use the World Entrepreneurs' Day logos during your events

Teach your kids about entrepreneurship on the World Entrepreneurs' Day at 21st of August.

Event in Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India

Friday, August 5, 2016

Friendship Day - First Sunday of August

Friendship Day - First Sunday of August - 2 August 2009

7 August 2016 - Friendship Day 2016

Make New Friends and Keep Old Friends



Friendship Day Activity on Social Media - Visit all communities where you are member and greet the members

Friendship Day - Celebrate it. Ideas for celebration. Write messages on friendship day.

Greetings and Best Wishes to all Visitors. We are all Friends

About the day

Various blogs and web sites indicate that the day was first authorised as a celebration in 1935 in USA. I tried to find an authoritative source for it but could not locate it so far (Please give one if you know).


In India it became popular during the last 7 or 8 years. Tying a friendship band around the hand is most popular activity on this day. Writing on the hands etc. of friends also is very popular.

Ideas for Celebration

(Add to the list)

1. Send Emails to friends.
2. Send SMS.
3. Give presents.
4. Go and meet some friends personally. 
5. Talk to some on phone.
6. Write appreciation messages in online forums. (Write one below)
7. Remember the message "Make new friends and keep the old"
  • Make some new friends. Knol authors,  read a knol by a new author and appreciate him.
8. Create a book of memories of a friend.
  • Go through your old photo albums.
9. Organise a sleepover party for your friends.
10. Have breakfast, lunch or  dinner with friends.

 What have you done so far?


3 August 2014 - Friendship Day 2014

Make New Friends and Keep Old Friends

Friends are quiet angels

Friendship Day 2013 - 4 August

Friendship Day - 5 August 2012

Friendship Day - First Sunday of August - 2 August 2009

Friendship Day 2010 - 1st August 2010 

Friendship Day 2011 - 7th August 2011

Celebration News 2009

Tiny tots tied friendship bands to various animal at zoo. School teachers accompanied the kids to zoo and said that will make children connect with mother nature.

Friendship Day Messages

Write your Friendship Day messages, ideas, thoughts, quotations, and poems below.
A friend in need
is a friend indeed
So take care of many others
when they are in need
Ensure one returns the favors
when you are in need
Everyone likes to have friends.
Be nice to others.

 'If a person can double himself, (make a true friend) once in three centuries it will be more than a miracle. Those who talk of trippling themselves don't know what they are talking about.' - Michael De'Montigane (inventor of the essay)
It is indeed a great blessing to have true friends. Thinking of friendships, the legendary friendship of Krishna and Arjuna comes to mind. They were both princes from neighboring kingdoms. Arjuna was in love with Krishna's sister but Krishna's father was opposed to the marriage. Krishna advised Arjuna to kidnap his love!

Sajid Khan
Friendship is the golden thread that ties the heart of all the world.-- John Evelyn
Remember, the greatest gift is not found in a store nor under a tree, but in the hearts of true friends. -- Cindy Lew
Sent through email to all JNTU 77 batchmates.
Wish KAF members and other supportive Knol authors a very Happy Friendship Day
The connection between two friends is often indescribable. It just feels right whenever you are together.
Dr. Irene S. Levine, The Friendship Doctor
Let friendliness perfume the world,
And make our earthly lives worthwhile!
Dr John Celes
Chance makes your parents , but choice makes our friends............Delille

Friendship Day Pictures

Upload your pictures of Friendship Day
                                                Aditya and Narayana Rao
                 Narayana Rao reading the Alumni Reunion Souvenir 1977-2007

Knols on Friendship

Augustine the Friend

  • Exploring the Theme of Friendship in the Writings of Bishop of Hippo


Friendship Day Web Pages 2010,_wishes,_scraps_N76314.html  SMS ideas



Happy Friendship Day

2010 Happy Friendship Day

BTW: your son looks very happy boy.. please let him know that I am saying Hi.. :)

Best wishes,
Moharram Khalifa - 06 Aug 2010

Thanks a lot
Moharram Khalifa - 06 Aug 2010
I informed the boy, Aditya about your greeting.
Narayana Rao - 06 Aug 2010
Dear Moharram

Thank you for the comment.

The boy is my brother's son. I shall inform him your good wishes. Please pass on this greetings message to more authors and motivate them to greet more authors. We need to establish good friendly feelings among many knol authors.

Some or other differences of opinion do keep coming up frequently. But we need to push them aside frequently to wish good of all knol authors. We are on this platform for the good of all and not for spreading displeasure.
Narayana Rao - 31 Jul 2010

Happy Friendship Day 2010

Happy Friendship Day
Jerry Shum - 06 Aug 2010
thank you
Narayana Rao - 06 Aug 2010


Mr Rao ,
Your son ? Aditya ....Nice pic........

Chance makes your parents , but choice makes our friends............Delille
minoo bhagia - 01 Aug 2010
that's great professor sahab
minoo bhagia - 01 Aug 2010
Thank you. Very happy to read the message of you. Hope thing are all very fine at your end.

I visited Tokyo last week and presented a paper on Industrial Engineering at Keio University.
Narayana Rao - 31 Jul 2010
same to you
minoo bhagia - 31 Jul 2010
Happy friendship day 2010
Narayana Rao - 31 Jul 2010
He is a cute boy........Do you live in Thane ? East or West ?
minoo bhagia - 04 Aug 2009
That's a nice place.
minoo bhagia - 04 Aug 2009

Big Business

Valentine’s day – Fathers day – friendship day and the list goes on & on this was really unheard of 10 years ago, celebrating such days is after all “ Western culture” & big business for retailers. Lately I have seen that we too have got up from our slumber & started celebrating Hanuman Jayanti, Gudi Padva, etc, in a bigger way then ever before, we indeed needed such a cultural jolt :)
Michael dsouza - 31 Jul 2010
Happy friendship day 2010
Narayana Rao - 31 Jul 2010
Sure Sir, I was running the Thane Mayor Marathon -2nd Aug 09. It was one VERY EXHAUSTING event, had to walk for Kms. on end, the summer heat really got to me : )
Over all - a good experience.
Michael dsouza - 03 Aug 2009
Yes Dsouzaji

Thank you for the comment.
We need to connect and develop the spirit of brotherhood and friendship. An occasion will provide some more energy.

Were you in the marathon today. I spent today at house only promoting friendship in our building and on knol.
Narayana Rao - 02 Aug 2009

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Updated 7 August 2016

Monday, June 20, 2016

June - World Days and National Days of Countries

1-  World Day of Milk, World - Global  Day of Parents,  Samoa
2 - Italy Republic Day ,
3 - Donut Day
4 - Tonga Emancipation Day, Ford made his car operational
5 - World Environment Day , Denmark Constitution Day
6 - Sweden National Day
7 - VCR Day
8 - Best Friend's Day
9 -
10 - Portugal, Iced Tea Day
12 - Philippines, Russia, National Blood Donor's Week
13 - Queen's Birthday
14 - World Blood Donor Day, UK Royal Birthday
17 - Iceland National Day, East Vegatables Day
18 - Seychelles National Day
21 - World Music Day ,
23 - Luxemborg National Day
25 - Croatia, Mozambique, Slovenia
26 - Madagascar, Djibouti
30 -  Social Media Day ,  Democratic Republic of Congo

First Friday - USA National Donut Day
3rd Sunday - Father's Day

Updated  25 June 2016,  7 June 2014

Sunday, June 19, 2016

International Day of Yoga - 21 June

UNO declared 21 June as International Day of Yoga


UNO in its resolution said

Recognizing that yoga provides a holistic approach to health and well-being,
Recognizing also that wider dissemination of information about the benefits of practising yoga would be beneficial for the health of the world population,

UNO Decides to proclaim 21 June the International Day of Yoga.

Hatha Yoga is a programme of postures to improve health and focus.

It is not a religious ritual. Swamy Vivekananda said so. A religious sansyasi only learns some postures so that he can sit in that posture for hours together to do rituals. A hatha yogi lives for hundred years without any religious activity.

Yoga is now embraced internationally as a physical activity that improves health.

12 Asanas to do daily

Baba Ramdev


Surya Namaskar - Baba Rama Dev



More details on Yoga by Ramdev Baba

10 minute full body exercises by Baba Ramdevji



Friday, June 17, 2016

Social Media Day - 30 June - Blogging Challenge

Let us write on Social Media Issues on the occasion of Social Media Day on 30 June

Give your article url in comments

Topics - Social Media Day Blogging Challenge

Social Media Landscape

  • Social media platforms
  • Successful social media platforms
  • Social media platform failures: Most important is Google's Knol
  • Startup social media platforms - Successful startups of 2011
  • Financial successes of social media platforms

Social Media Contributors

Millions of contributors and their unique content

     You might have seen in your only blog that some blog posts get thousands of page views.  That shows the main role of social media. Providing the ability to anybody in the world to share his experience, thought, opinion, feeling with the rest of the world especially when it is relevant for the rest of the world.

Contributors earning full monthly living income
Contributors who are semiprofessionals
Growth in contributors
Satisfaction of contributors
Frustrations of contributors

Social Media Consultants and Promoters

Social Media Marketing

  • Marketing research on social media
  • Advertising on social media
  • Selling - E-Commerce on social media
  • Customer service using social media
  • PR on social media
  • Engaging potential and current customers using social media

Social Media in Education

Social Media for Art

Social Media for Philanthrophy

Social Media for Business capital raising

Social media technologies

Global Community Building on Social Media

Want to look at articles on Social media 

Visit social media on social media

List of Blog Posts - Posted in the Social Media Day Blogging Challenge

1. Earning Rs. 20,000 per Month through Blogging in India
2. Social Media and Language Learning Resources
3. Social Media Day Slogans and Quotes - 30 June
4. Celebrate Social Media Day at the J. Clyde!
5. Social Media Day 2012 Celebration Videos
6. It's Social Media Day Celebrate Us and All Our Virtual Souls
7. Making a Difference Through Social Media  - Narendra Modi
8. Manager's Guide to Designing Social Media Strategy - IBM Center of Government
9. Celebrate eLearning Social Media Day on 30 June
10. Is Social Media Overtaking Professional Media in Digital World?
11. The Friday Focus - 2012 Olympics: Social media friend or foe?

1. IQ at Social Media Day

1. How Should Higher Education Institutions Approach Social Media Platforms?

Updated  19 June 2016,  30 June 2012

Father's Day - Third Sunday - June

Father's Day was founded in Spokane, Washington at the YMCA in 1910 by Sonora Smart Dodd.  Its first celebration was in the Spokane YMCA on June 19, 1910. Her father, William Jackson Smart was a Civil War veteran and as a single parent, he raised his six children.  After hearing a sermon about  Mother's Day in 1909, she told her pastor that fathers should have a similar holiday honoring them. She wanted it to happen on June 5, her father's birthday, but the pastors did not have enough time to prepare their sermons, and the celebration was deferred to the third Sunday of June.

In the 1920s, Dodd went to Chicago to study in the Art Institute of Chicago and the event  faded into relative obscurity. In the 1930s Dodd returned to Spokane and started promoting the celebration again and raised the awareness at a national level. She took the help of those trade groups that supply men's gift items, for example the manufacturers of ties and tobacco pipes. In 1938,  the Father's Day Council, founded by the New York Associated Men's Wear Retailers came into existence to consolidate and systematize the commercial promotion. Americans resisted the holiday during a few decades, but the trade groups  kept promoting it and eventually succeeded. By the mid-1980s the Father's Council stated that Father's Day sales are only next to Christmas Day sales for all the men's gift-oriented industries.

 In 1966, President Lyndon B. Johnson issued the first presidential proclamation honoring fathers, designating the third Sunday in June as Father's Day. Six years later, the day was made a permanent national holiday when President Richard Nixon signed it into law in 1972.

Father's Day Poems

Song with Lyric on Father's Day




Updated 19 June 2016, 3 June 2014