The inscrutable and untranslatable Roman Curial expression - Tempo forte - of Father General's enlarged council, happened again in the mild warm weather of September. It has infused fresh air into us all.
Every year Teachers Day in India is celebrated on September 5th. The special day for teachers in India is dedicated to a quintessential teacher’s birthday: Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, a teacher, statesman, philosopher and former President.
Jesuits in South Asia could adopt this one mantra in all our ministries for the next five years: “From administration to animation”. Our mission is to animate persons, communities and social forces into the process of transformation. Then we shall rediscover ‘spiritual conversation’ among us, listening to the whispering of the Spirit. Then we shall be free from 'spiritual worldliness' that Pope Francis often speaks of.
The Constitution (Scheduled Caste) order 1950 was signed on 10th August 1950 by the then President of India which says that “No person who professes a religion other than Hinduism shall be deemed to be a member of the Scheduled Caste” which was later amended to include Sikhs (1956) and Buddhists (1990) in the Scheduled Caste net.
St. Ignatius Examen of ConsciousnessHow do we know what God wants us to do in life? That’s the question for people in discernment, isn’t it? We know that God wants all of us to be united with God, serve God, and share our gifts in service. But how? For each of us that’s different.
Following are the few suggestions for us to take up with urgency:
1. We, (minorities) need to join groups fighting communalism and actively participate in the programs like ‘Not in My Name’ against hate violence. Speak against any violence anywhere in the country, be it against Dalits, women, Christians, Muslims, Hindus, children or anybody.
A very important meeting of Religious, Civil Society, Educationists, Media personals, Thinkers, Historians and Lawyers held at Delhi. All expressed their concerns against any form of violence and hatred....any act against the Constitution of India.....and pledged to work together to keep up the idea of India....
The day 2 of the WUJA was priceless in terms of the richness of inputs. After a short prayer the First Session saw Fr. Dr. Tim Kesicki SJ, the president of US-CANADA Assistancy giving the Keynote address.
Krishnaswamy Kasturirangan (C) has been appointed as the head of a panel that is tasked with creating a new education policy by the HRD. file photo.
Krishnaswamy Kasturirangan (C) has been appointed as the head of a panel that is tasked with creating a new education policy by the HRD. The HRD ministry has appointed a new nine-member panel, headed by space scientist Krishnaswamy Kasturirangan, to work on a New Education Policy (NEP), sources said.
The GST (Goods and Services Tax) Council finalised tax rates for services. Education and healthcare have been exempted from the GST regime.
“India has finalised four tax rates that will apply to services including telecoms, insurance, hotels and restaurants under a new sales tax which should be rolled out on July 1,” Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said.