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The new-age path to spiritualism

The NewGen is aware that it neednít don saffron robes or give up a comfortable lifestyle to seek spiritual bliss. Unlike previous generations, it is not waiting for problems that come with advancing years. Instead, the young are stocking up on the spiritual ammo to checkmate various complexities that life will bring later, writes Gitanjali Sharma

Meet this growing tribe of energetic youngsters, who are arming themselves with spiritual techniques and philosophies, to face the battle called life. They realise that born in a competitive world they must have that something extra to continuously outperform themselves and others. Unlike previous generations, they do not wait to be overwhelmed by problems of health, career or relationships before seeking out spiritual solace. Instead, they want to stock up the spiritual ammo to checkmate various complexities that come with advancing years.

A tribute to heroes
C. D. Verma remembers two national heroes ó one who composed a famous patriotic song, and the other, who designed our National Flag
T
he names of two national heroes Shyam Lal Gupt of North India and P. Venkayya of South India come to mind as one gets set for the Independence Day. While Shyam Lal Guptís famous patriotic song, "Jhanda uncha rahe hamara" is sung even today during the flag-hoisting ceremony, P. Venkayya is remembered for designing our National Flag, the Tricolour.

A gallant warrior
In Major Parkash Singh, Victoria Cross winner, we have an example worth emulating of a man who dared death several times. He has left a legacy that coming generations of soldiers can be proud of, writes Major-Gen RS Mehta (retd)
I
was inexorably drawn to a recent unusually large, well laid out bhog and antim ardas notice in The Tribune. It informed readers of the death, in Jalandhar, of Mrs Raminder Parkash Singh, wife of the late Major Parkash Singh, Victoria Cross (VC) recipient. The VC is the coveted British precursor of the Param Vir Chakra, the highest gallantry award that can be awarded to an Indian soldier for showing bravery in combat.

 

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