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A decade of field epidemiology training in India

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BASICS OF SPATIAL STATISTICS - Dr. Vasna Joshua, NIE

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Nanoparticle based drug delivery system for tuberculosis chemotherapy
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Food and health – wisdom from Thirukkural

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SANITATION WITH A CIVIC SENSE -- Dr.M.Karthikeyan, MPH Scholar, 4th Cohort, NIE
SWAMI VIVEKANANDA -- A. Murugarasan, PS to Director, NIE

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SWAMI VIVEKANANDA

--- Collated by: A. Murugarasan, PS to Director, NIE

Swami Vivekananda was a great spiritual genius of commanding intellect and power and he crammed immense labour and achievement into his short life. He was born to Bhuvaneswari Devi and Vishwanath Datta on January 12, 1863 in Kolkata. He did his studies in the University of Calcutta, Scottish Church College, Calcutta and Presidency College, Calcutta. In his strong desire to know about the truth of God, Swami Vivekananda questioned people of holy reputation, asking them if they had seen God. He found such a person in Sri Ramakrishna, who became his master, who allayed his doubts, gave him the God Vision, and transformed Swami Vivekananda into sage and prophet with authority to teach and spread the culture and religious thoughts of India.

The love and affection that Swami Vivekananda had for the people of India made him to travel and seek material help from the West. An opportunity came to Swami Vivekananda to represent Hinduism at Chicago’s Parliament of Religions in 1893, and he won instant celebrity status in America and a ready forum for his spiritual teachings. Swami Vivekananda travelled for about three years in America and London to spread the Vedanta philosophy and religious messages. Later, after the death of Sri Ramakrishna in the year 1886, Swami Vivekananda found the Ramakrishna Math and Mission in the year 1898. Exhorting his nation to spiritual greatness, he awakened India to a new national consciousness. Swami Vivekananda died in July 4, 1902, after a second, much shorter, visit to West.

On the occasion of 150th birth year of Swami Vivekananda, we remember some quotes of Swami Vivekananda:

“Whenever we attain a higher vision, the lower vision disappears of itself”

“Watch people do their most common actions; these are indeed the things that will tell you the real character of a great person”

Source: Vivekananda Vedanta Network (http://www.vivekananda.org/biography.asp)

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