Do You Know?

The word ”Bharat” literally means:”Bha” for ”Bhava”(=emotion)

”ra” for ”raga”(=musical note) and ”ta” for ”tala” (beating of

musical instruments)–the fundamentals of music and dance. These

arts evolved phenomenally in this land, i.e. Bharata. A few thousand

years ago when  the rest of the world was striving and struggling in

nomadic groups for survival, India saw the heights of music,

mathematics,  astronomy and scientific development. This is a land

of an estimated 33 to 330 million gods and goddesses.

2.Durga means ”invincible” in Sanskrit.

3.The word ”Homes” helps to recall the names of the Great Lakes:

Huron, Ontario, Michigan, Erie and Superior.

4.Astronauts grow up to  three inches(76 m.m.) taller  in the

weightlessness of outer space.

5.Astro fact- every object that is  not chilled to absolute zero,

radiates infrared light.

6.Rockets must travel at least 25,000 miles an hour (40,000 KM/H)

to escape earth’s gravity.

7.Winter lasts for 21 Earth years on Uranus.

8.People report the most U.F.O. sightings when Venus is closest to Earth.

9.Venus has no moons and neither does mercury.

10.Mars has two small moons-Phobos and Deimos-whose names mean

”Fear” and ”Panic”.

11.Earth is the only planet  in the solar system, where water can exist

as a liquid, solid and gas.

12.Some scientists believe that gold is created when two neutron stars collide.

13.In 1945, science fiction writer Arthur C. Clarke published the idea of using

satellites for high-speed global communication.

14.Spotted in 1801, Ceres was the first asteroid to be discovered.

15.Days are  longer than years on the planet Mercury.

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Important Events of September.

The month September is named after Septem, Latin for ” seven.”

September is childhood cancer awareness month, gynecologic

cancer awareness month, national leukemia  and  lymphoma

cancer awareness  month,national ovarian cancer awareness month,

thyroid cancer awareness month, Hodgkin’s lymphoma awareness month,

blood cancer awareness month and prostate cancer awareness month.

Muscular Dystrophy awareness month.

Sports Eye safety Awareness month.

National heart awareness month.

National skin care awareness month.

National deaf awareness month.

National oral health month.

The month of  September was chosen to signify ”the autumn year” of life.

National Nutrition Week-September 1 to 7.

Anniversary of  hostage tragedy in the town of Breslan’s

school(in the neighbouring Russian  province of  North Ossetia);

338 hostages were killed and the gymnasium was gutted.

Life Insurance Corporation was  nationalized  on September 1,

1956.

His Divine Grace, A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Srila Prabbupada

is regarded as the foremost vedic scholar, translator and teacher

of  modern era. He was born on 1st September, 1896 and expired on14,November 1977(81 years). He was the founder Acharya of the

ISKCON (International Society for Krishna Consciousness),

commonly known as the Hare Krishna Movement.He established
108 Krishna temples on 6 continents and installed the deity
of Lord Krishna in each center and trained his disciples
in the process of deity worship.

The official date for start of  World War II remains on September 1,

1939, when Hitler invaded Poland.

Disaster Prevention day. In Japan,(September 1,1923)the day  commemorates the Great Kants earthquake.

Labor Day is celebrated on first Monday of September in U.S.A.

National Women’s Health and Fitness Day is observed on last Wednesday in September.

The first observance of  Labor Day took place on September 5,1882

in New York city.

September 2 is observed as World Coconut (tender)Day.

Vietnam became independent from France on September 2, 1945.

September 2(1973) is the birthday of Kannada film actor Sudeep.

Annie Besant(B:1 October 1847;D:20 September 1933) was

a prominent British socialist, who launched the All India Home Rule

league on September 3, 1916.

Japan surrenders  to the Allies, bringing an end to World War II on

2 September 1945.

Sadhana Shivdasani(B:2 September 1941;D: 25 December 2015)

was an Indian Bollywood actress.

September 3, 1976, is the birthday of Bollywood actor Vivek Oberoi.

September 4, 1952 is the birthday of Rishi Kapur,(Bollywood actor,

producer and director).He received the National Film Award(1971).

International Daughters Day is  observed on 4th Sunday of  September,

each year. The date of celebration of  daughters day, varies from country

to country.

Google, the most famous search engine was founded on September 4,1998

by Larry Page and Sergey Brin.

Birthday of  Sarvapalli Radhakrishnan  is on September 5, 1888.

He was a great teacher and philosopher. He wrote many books on

religion and philosophy.His birthday  is observed as Teachers Day

in India.He was the first Vice President of India (1952 to 1962)

and the second President of India(1962 to 1967).His birthday is

celebrated as ”Teachers Day” in India.

Mother Teresa has been declared ”Saint of Calcutta” by Pope

Francis on September 4, 2016  at a canonization ceremony held in

Vetican city. The canonization on September 4, comes on the

eve of her 19th death anniversary of Mother Teresa.

September 5 is the Death anniversary of Mother Teresa(B:26 August

1910 D: 5 September  1997).

Birthday of  Rakhesh Roshan  is on 6 September 1949. He is a (former)

Bollywood actor,producer and director.

National Grand Parents Day is observed on first Sunday of

September after Labor Day (September 7).

Onam is celebrated in the beginning if the first month of Malayalam

Calendar(Kolla Varsham) called chingam. This month corresponds to

August-September in Gregorian calendar  and  Bhadrapada month in

Hindu calendar(September 7, 2014)

Ela Bhatt(B:1933, September 7)  founded Self-Employed

Women’s Association (SEWA) in 1972.She received the 1984 Right

Livelihood Award.

Philo Farnsworth(B:August 19,1906;D:March 11, 1971) was an American

inventor and all electronic television pioneer.

International Literacy Day is observed on 8, September as proclaimed  by

UNESCO on November 17, 1965.It was first celebrated in 1966.The

theme of International Literacy Day is ”Literacy and Sustainable Development”.

Its aim is to highlight the importance of literacy to individuals, communities

and societies.

Asha Bhonsle (born on September 8,1933) is an Indian playback singer

in Hindi cinema.

Monti fest (festival of New Paddy)is a catholic festival on September 8.

This festival celebrates the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary.The feast of

new harvest coincides with the birthday of St.Mary.

September 8 to 14-Adult Learners Week.

Poornachandra Tejaswi(B:September 8, 1938;D:April 5, 2007) was the

son of Kuvempu.He was a prominent Kannada writer.

M.V.Seetharamayya (B:September 9, 1910 D: 12, March 1990)was a scholar,

professor,researcher and a Kannada writer, recipient of the Sahitya Academy

Award in Kannada.His pen name was Raghava.

Leo Tolstoy (B: 9, September 1828 D:20 November 1910)  was a novelist,

short story writer, playwright and essayist.

Narayana Guru was a Hindu sant,Sadhu and social reformer of India.

(B: 9 September 1856 D:20 September 1928)

September 9-Teddy Bear Day.

In North Korea, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea was

declared on September 9, 1948.

September 10, 1967 is the birthday of Akshay Kumar, who was a

Bollywood actor.

September 10-World Suicide Prevention Day.

Govinda Vallabh Pant (B:10 September 1887 D:7 March 1961)

was an Indian politician and an veteran in dependence activist.

Vande Mataram  was adopted as National Song of  India at the

Varanasi session of the AICC on 11  September.

Mohammad Ali Jinnah(B:25, December, 1876 D:11 September, 1948)

was a lawyer,politician and the founder of Pakistan.

National Day of Mourning in U.S.A.The terrorist attacks on

World Trade Centre on 11 September,2001 killed almost 3000 people.

Patriot Day is an annual observance on September 11 to

remember those who were injured or died during the

attacks in the U.S.September 11, 2001.

Swami Vivekananda represented India and Hinduism

at the World Parliament of Religions at Chicago

on September 11, 1893.

First Sunday after Labor Day is celebrated as National Grand Parents

day in U.S.A.

September 13-International  chocolate day.

Hindi Diwas is celebrated on the 14th September because on this day

in 1949, the Constituent Assembly in India had adopted Hindi,

written in Devanagari script, as the Official Language of the Republic

of India.

September 14,2007-Indian Institution of Space Science and Technology

was inaugurated .

Every year 15 September is celebrated as Engineer’s Day  in India, in

memory of Sir Mokshagundam  Vishweshwarayya,(B:15 September

1861 D:14 April 1962) who was a notable engineer, scholar,

statesman and the Diwan of Mysore. He constructed Krishnarajasagar

dam in Mandya. He was the chief designer of the flood protection system

for the city of Hyderabad in Telangana.He was responsible for setting up of

industries and sectors such as iron and steel,soaps, silk. sugar, banking

and aeronautics.He also planned and built the ornamental ”Vrindavan”

Gardenattached to the dam.

Birthday of Harry, son of Prince Charles and Diana is on 15th September 1984.

U.N.General Assembly in 1994 proclaimed 16 September as the International

Day for the Preservation of Ozone Layer.

Sharat Chandra Chattopadhaya (B:15 September 1876 D:16 January 1938)

was a Bengali novelist and short story writer of early 20th century.

His works are Parineeta, Devdas, Biraj Bahu and Charitraheen.

His works have been made into some fifty films in many Indian languages.

M.S.Subbulakshmi,  (B: 16 September 1916.D:11 December 2004) was

a renowned Carnatic vocalist. She was the first Indian musician

to be awarded the ”Bharat Ratna” award.

Vishwakarma Puja is observed on Kanya Sankramana day as per

Hindu calendar(September 16, 2014). Vishwakarma is divine architect

and was the creator of many fabulous weapons for gods.

He built the holy city of Dwaraka where Shri Krishna ruled.

He also built the Maya Sabha of the Pandavas.He was born during

samudra manthan(churning of ocean of milk). He is mentioned in

the Rigveda and is credited with Sthapatya Veda, the science of

mechanics and architecture.

Narendra Damodar Modi (B:17 September 1950) is the 15th and

current Prime Minister of India in office since 26 May, 2014.

Maqbool Fida Hussain(B:17 September ,1915 D:9 June 2011) was

known for painting and  drawing. He was also a writer and film maker.

17 September: Hyderabad-Karnataka Liberation Day (w.e.f.1948.)

Vishnuvardhan(B:18 September, 1950 D:30 December 2009) was a

prominent Indian film actor. He was called the ”Phoenix of Indian cinema”.

He has acted in over 220 films including 200 in Kannada films.

Shabana Azmi  (B:18 September 1950) is  a former  Bollywood actress and

social activist. She was nominated in 1997 as a member of  Rajya Sabha,

the Upper House of the Indian Parliament.

19th September–International Eat an Apple Day.

International Talk Like a Pirate Day is observed on 19th September.

17th Asian Games began on  September 19, 2014 in Incheon, South Korea.

Jagmohan Dalmia, the chairman of BCCI(Board of Cricket Control in India)

and businessman from the city of Kolkata(Born:30 May 1940)

passed away on 20 September, 2015.

Birthday of Sophia Loren,(Hollywood actress)Italy’s living legend

(Born on September 20, 1934)

Manipur merged with India on 21, September, 1949.

U.N.General Assembly  has declared around the world on 21 September as the

”International  Day of  Peace ”, to strengthen the ideals of peace

both within and among all nations and peoples. The theme of ”International

Day of Peace” is ”Right of Peoples to Peace”.

September 21 is Wife Appreciation Day.

65 years ago on 21 September 1949, Manipur merged with India.

St.Matthew Feast Day is observed  on September 21 in the West

and November 16th in the East. He is the author of  first Gospel.

According to the Bible, he was one of the 12 Apostles of Jesus

and according to Christian tradition , one of the 4 Evangelists.

P.Kalinga Rao(B:1914;D:September 21, 1981)was an Indian

singer of Bhava geethe and sugama sangeetha and composer

in Kannada language.

Michael Faraday  (B:22 September 1791 D:25 August 1867) was an English

scientist who contributed to the fields of electromagnetism and

electro chemistry.

World Car Free Day is observed on September 22 to promote

more sustainable transport and to control traffic air pollution.

September 23–Restless Legs Awareness Day.It is held on the

birth date of Professor Karl- Axel-Ekborn (23 September 1907).

He wrote and described the disease.

MOM(Mars Orbiter Mission) reached Mar’s orbit on Wednesday,

September 24, 2014. It was launched on 5, November 2013 by ISRO.

India is the first nation to reach Mar’s orbit on it’s first attempt and

the first Asian nation to do so.

Every year Meena Day is observed on 24 September to promote children’s

education.Created by UNICEF Bangladesh, 18 years ago, Meena is a

lively 9 year old animated girl character who champions the rights of

children (especially girls) in books, posters, films and web blogs.

Widely loved Meena is responsible  for teaching the children of South Asia

(Nepal, Sri Lanka, India, Bangladesh and Pakistan) about gender

discrimination and promoting social issues such as education, health,

hygiene and safety.

Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New year falls on the Hebrew calendar

dates of 1 and 2 observed by Judaism and Jews. Rosh Hashanah 2014

began   in the evening of September 24 and ended in the evening of

September 26.

Daughters Day is celebrated on 4th Sunday of September.

Pandit Deenadayal Upadhyaya(B:25 September 1916 D:11, February 1968)

was an Indian philosopher, economist, historian, sociologist, journalist

and  political activist. He was the icon of  integral humanism and most

important leader of  Bharatiya Jana Sangha, the forerunner of the present

day Bharatiya Janata Party.

September 25-World Dreams Day.People will celebrate the power

of dreams, goal and ideas to transform the world.

Dev Anand(B:26 September 1923 D:3 December 2011) was an Indian film actor,

writer of script, producer and director, known for his works in Hindi cinema.

T.S.Eliot(B:26 September 1888 D:4 January 1965) was a poet, essayist,

publisher, playwright, literary and social critic and one of the 20th century’s

major poets.

26 September is observed as ”the Day of the Deaf” in India.Every year in the

last full week of September, people around the world participate in activities

that aim to increase  awareness of issues facing the deaf.

26 September is ”Love Note Day”.

Ishwara Chandra Vidyasagar(B:September 26, 1820;D:July 29, 1891)

was an Indian Bengali Polymath and key figure of the Bengal Renaissance.

Mata Amritanandamayi (B:27 September 1953) is known as the ”Hugging Saint”.

She is a Hindu spiritual leader and revered as ”Amma” by her followers.She was

born at Parayakadavu(now Amritpuri). Her birth-name  was  Sudhamani.

Amrit Someshwar(B:27 September 1935) is an author and Yakshagana scholar.

September 27 is World Tourism Day.

Yash Chopra(B:27 September, 1932;D:21 October 2012) was an

Indian film director and film producer.

Rashtriya Swayam Sevak Sangh was founded by Keshav Baliram

Hedgewar on 27 September, 1925 as a social organization to

provide character training to the youths through Hindu discipline

and to unite the Hindu community.

Building of Taj Mahal was completed on September 27, 1654.

Regiment of Artillery in India was raised on 28 September 1827.

Gunners day commemorates the 187th anniversary of the Regiment of Artillery.

Bhagath Singh(B:28 September 1907 D:23 March 1931) was one of the most

influencial revolutionaries of the Indian independence movement. He was

hanged  along with Rajguru and Sukhdev .

National Police Memorial Day is celebrated on 28th September . It was

founded  in 2004 by Sergeant Joe  Holness.The day aims to remember

police  officers who  have been  killed or died on duty.

Ranbir Kapur(Born:1982)is an Indian actor.

September 28 is Family and Community day.

September 28,1929-Birthday of Latha Mangeshkar, Indian playback singer

and winner of Bharat Ratna award and Dadasaheb Phalke Award.

September 28-World Rabies Day.

September 28-World Retina Day.

Horatio Nelson(B:29 September D:21 October 1805) was a British flag officer

famous for his service in the Royal  Navy, particularly during the Napoleonic

wars.His inspirational leadership resulted in a number of decisive naval victories.

Miquel De Cervantes(B:29 September 1547 D:22 April 1616) wrote ”Don Quixote”,

the first modern novel that became an international best seller.He was  a Spanish

novelist, poet and playwright.

World Heart Day was founded in 2000 to inform people around the globe that

heart disease and stroke are the world’s leading causes of death, claiming

17.3 million lives each year.The World Heart Foundation organizes

World Heart Day  on 29 September every year. The theme of 2014 is ”creating

heart healthy environment”.The International Heart Day spreads the news that

at least 80 percent of premature deaths from the cardiovascular disease could

be avoided  if 4 main risk factors-Tobacco use, unhealthy diet, physical

inactivity  and harmful use of  alcohol-are controlled.

September 29 is International Coffee Day.

U.S.Senate has unanimously passed a  bipartisan Resolution  571 that

officially designates September 30, 2014  as ”U.S. and India Partnership

Day”.

September 30 is Half Yearly Closing of  Bank Accounts

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Deepavali, the festival of lights.

diwali

Deepaavali/Diwali is the festival of lights.It is an ancient  Hindu festival

celebrated in autuman every year.The festival spiritually signifies  the

victory of light over darkness, knowledge over ignorance, good over evil

and  hope over despair.Deepaavali  celebrations are spread over 6 days

from Govatsa Dwadashi to Bhaiduj.

1.Govatsa Dwadashi :Go means cow and vatsa means calf.On this day

cow and calf are worshipped.Dwadashi means 12th day.

2.Dhan Trayodashi:Dhana means wealth and trayodashi means 13th day.

This day is regarded as the Jayanthi(birth anniversary ) of  Dhanvantari,

the physician of Gods, who came out during Samudra Manthan or churning

of the ocean by the Gods and the demons.

3.Naraka chaturdashi:Chaturdashi means 14th day. This was the day  on

which the demon Narakasura was killed by Lord Krishna.It signifies the

victory of good over evil.In South India, Hindus wake up before dawn,

have a fragrant oil bath and dress in new clothes.They light small earthen

lamps all around the house and draw elaborate rangolis outside their homes.

4 Lakshmi puja is celebrated on Deepavali Amavasya(new moon day).

Goddess of wealth, Lakshmi incarnated  on the new moon day of Karthik

month during the churning of  the ocean(Samudra mathana). Lakshmi

puja marks the most important day of Diwali celebrations in North India.

Hindus worship  the Goddess of wealth and Ganesha, the god of auspicious

beginnings and then light lamps  in the homes to welcome prosperity and

well being.

5.Bali Pratipada and Govardhan puja. In North India, people believe that

on this day Lord Krishna defeated  Indra and by lifting of Govardhan hill,

saved his kinsmen and cattle from  rain and floods.In South India it is

celebrated as Bali Padyami.The day commemorates the victory of Lord

Vishnu in his dwarf form Vamana, over the demon king Bali, who was

pushed into Patala(underground world). In Maharashtra, the day is

called as Padava(New Day).In Gujarat, it is celebrated as the first day of

the Vikram Samvatsara.(era)

6.Yama dwitiya or Bhaiduj. On this day, brother and sister meet to express

love and affection for each other.It is based on a story that when Yama,

Lord of Death, visited his sister Yami, who welcomed  Yama with an Aarati

and they had a feast together.Yama gave a gift to Yami, while leaving, as a

token of his appreciation. So the day is called as Yama Dwitiya.Brothers

visit  their sisters’ place on this day.

Some  mythical and historical reasons to celebrate Diwali are:

1. The victory of Rama :According to the epic Ramayana, it was the

newmoon day of Karthik(month), when Lord Rama, Ma Sita and

Lakshman  returned to Ayodhya after vanquishing Ravana and

conquering Lanka,. The citizens of Ayodhya decorated the entire

city with the earthen lamps and illuminated it like never before.

2.It was Karthik Amavasya, when the Pandavas appeared from

their 12 years of banishment as a result of their defeat, in the hands

of  Kauravas, at the game of dice(gambling). The subjects who loved

Pandavas celebrated the day by lighting the earthen lamps.

3.Maharshi Dayananda , one of the greatest reformers of Hinduism

and the founder of Arya Samaj attained his Nirvana on Diwali day.

Arya samajists regard the death as anniversary  of Swami Dayananda

Saraswati.

4.Coronation of  Vikramaditya- one of the greatest  Hindu kings

Vikramaditya was coronated on the Diwali day. Hence Diwali

became a historical event as well.

5. Mahavira Tirthankara, considered to be the founder of  modern

Jainism, also attained his Nirvana on Diwali day in 527 BC.

6.Diwali is special day for the Sikhs.The foundation stone of the

golden temple at Amritsar was laid in 1577 on on Diwali day.

The third Sikh Guru Amar Das institutionalized Diwali as a

Red-Letter Day, when all Sikhs would gather to receive the guru’s blessings.

Diwali, for Sikhs  also marks the Bandi chhor Diwas- when Guru Hargobindji

who was illegally held by  the Mughal king Jahangir was released

from the Gwalior fort along with 52 kings.

Fire works on Diwali were used to repel insects that increase in

number during the onset of winter.

Deepavali marks the end of the harvest season.Traditionally, it

marked the closing of accounts for businesses dependent on the

agrarian cycle.

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Important Events of August.

August is named after Augustus Caesar in 8 BC.

August is National Women’s Month and Organ Donor Month.

Bone Marrow Donation and Leukaemia Awareness Month(spans

15 August to 15 October).

August  is Pet Dental Health Month.

August is National Hair Loss Awareness Month.

Hindi Celebration Month was started from 2nd August 2010

in NAL(National Aerospace Laboratories), Bangalore.

Frederic Auguste Bartholdi(B:2 August 1834;D:4 October 1904)

was a French sculptor who designed and executed the Statue of

Liberty in the 1870’s.

August 1 to 7 :CANSA Care Week:CANSA provides care and support

to those affected by cancer through  its CANSA Care Homes.

August 6 to 12:Polio Awareness Week.

August 4 to 10: Rheumatic Fever and  Rheumatic Heart Disease Week.

August 26 to 31:African Traditional Medicine Week.

August 25th to 8th September:Eye Donation Fortnight.

August 1 to 7: World Breast Feeding Week.

First  Friday  of August is International Beer Day.

First Sunday of August is National  Friendship Day.

Death anniversary of  Bala Gangadhar Tilak(1 August , 1920) who

was the first leader of the Indian independence movement. He

transformed the household worshipping of Lord Ganesh into

a grand public event. He started 2 weeklies, namely ”Kesari”

in Marathi and Mahratta in English.

Birthday of  Meena Kumari (born on 1 August 1932) who was

an Indian movie  actress. She is often cited as ”The Tragedy Queen”

by media and  literary sources.

Gandhiji started  non co-operation movement on August 1st, 1920.

It was a significant phase of the Indian struggle for freedom from

British rule.

Tiberius Claudius Caesar ( 1 August 10 B.C. to 13 October 54 AD)

was a Roman emperor from 41 to 54 AD. He was born at Lugdunum

in Gaul, the first Roman emperor to be born outside Italy. After

his death in 54 AD (63 years) his grand nephew and adopted son

Nero succeeded him as Emperor.

August 1 is National Oral hygiene Day.

World Breastfeeding Day.

Swiss National day since 1891.

All airlines of India were nationalized on August 1, 1953

by Air Corporation Act. Two separate corporations-Indian Airlines

and Air India were formed for domestic and international services

respectively.

The first Tower Subway, the world’s first Tube Railway was

opened  under the River Thames in London, England.

Bannanje Govindacharya (born on 3 August 1936) is a scholar,

well versed in Madhva tradition.He was awarded Padma Shree

in 2009.

World Scout Scarf Day is celebrated on August 1.Robert Baden

Powell is the founder of  the scout movement.Scout associations

celebrate Founders Day on 22 February,the birthday of  Robert

Baden Powell.

Joseph Priestley discovered oxygen on August 1st, 1774.

U.S.Atomic  Energy Commission was established on August 1,

1946 and went into effect on January 1st 1947.

Colorado became the 38th U.S.State on August 1,1876.

Prafulla Chandra Roy ( 2 August 1861 to 16 June 1944) was a Bengali

chemist , educator and entrepreneur. He was the founder of Bengal

Chemicals and Pharmaceuticals, India’s  first pharmaceutical

company. He is the author of ”A History of Hindu Chemistry from

the Earliest Times to the Middle Sixteen Century” He started the

Indian School of Chemistry in 1924.

First Monday of August is National Day of Jamaica.

August 3-National Water Melon Day.

Barack Obama(born on 4 August, 1961) is the 44th and current

President of U.S.A.

Kishore Kumar Ganguly (4 August 1929 to 13 October 1987) was

an Indian  film playback singer and actor. He won 8 Filmfare  Awards

for best male playback singer.

P.B.Shelley (4 August 1792 to 8 July 1822) was a poet, dramatist,

essayist and novelist.

Daniel Hale Williams(18 January 1856 to 4 August 1931) was an African

American general surgeon and the first person to successfully complete

open heart surgery.

Administrative Professionals’ Day is observed in India to recognize

the work of secretaries, administrative assistants, receptionists

and other administrative professionals.

Apsara,India’s first nuclear research reactor went

critical(in the context of nuclear power, criticality indicates

that a reactor is operating safely) on 4, August 1956 at Trombay.

Marilyn Monroe (1 June 1926 to 5 August 1962) was an American  actress,

model and singer.

Kajol Devgan (born on 5 August 1974) is  an Indian film actress.

Atomic bombings of Hiroshima  (6 August 1945)

and Nagasaki (9 August 1945) killed at least 1,29,000 people..

Genelia Disouza(born on 5, August 1987) is an Indian film actress,

model and winner of Filmfare award for best actress(in Telugu film)

August 5-Work Like A Dog Day.

Britain’s first cinema ”Mohawk” opened in Islington, North Lodon

on August 5, 1901.

Pope Paul VI ( 26 September 1897 to 6 August 1978) was a Marian devotee.

He saw himself as a humble servant  for a suffering humanity.

Organ Donation Day is observed on August 6 each year.

Alfred Tennyson(B:August 6, 1809;D:October 6, 1892) was

poet of Great Britain and Ireland.

India’s first test tube baby ”Harsha” was born on August 6, 1986

at King Edward Memorial Hospital, Mumbai.

Asia’s first hydro electricity production centre was established

in Shivana Samudra on August 6,1902.

August 7-Lighthouse Day.

Ravindranath Tagore ( 7 May 1861 to 7 August 1941) was a Bengali poet from

India. He penned two national anthems -India’s ”Jana Gana Mana”

and Bangla Desh’s ”Amar Sonar Bangla”. He was the Nobel Prize winner

in Literature, the first Asian to win this prize. His major works included

Gitanjali,(song offerings), Gora(fair faced) and Ghare-Baire(The home

and the world .

Arcot Racecourse was founded in 1711 by Queen Anne in England. The

first horse race was held on August 11, 1711.

Roger Federer (8 August 1981) is a Swiss professional tennis player who

is currently ranked world  no.3 by the Association of  Tennis Professional

(ATP).

Bhagawan Nityananda (B:1897;D:8 August 1961).He was an Indian Guru. He was

born in Quilandy (Kerala), South India.His reputation as a miracle worker

attracted people. He gave a great deal of help to the local Adivasis, who were

despised by the people at large.He set up a school and also provided

food and clothing for them.

The Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) was established

on August 8, 1967 according to Bangkok (Thailand) declarations.

Thomas Alva Edison, an inventor as well as a businessman received

US patent for his Mimeograph on August 8, 1876.

8. August-International Cat Day.

Quit India Movement was launched on August 8, 1942 by Gandhiji.

The National day of Singapore is celebrated every year on August 9

in commemoration of the Singapore’s independence from Malaysia

in the year 1965.

Kayyara Kinyanna Rai(B:June 8 1915;D:August 9,2015) was an author.

poet, journalist and Indian independence activist.

Shri Gurudevananda Swamiji of Sri Kshetra Odiyoor was born on

August 8, 1961.He is the ardent devotee of Pranadev(Hanumaan).

Vinayaka Krishna Gokak was a major writer in Kannada language and

a scholar of  English and Kannada literatures (9 August,1909 to 28 April

1992). He was the receipient  of Jnanapith Award(1990), for his epic

”Bharatha Sindhu Rashmi” in Kannada language.

International day of  the World’s Indigenous Peoples  is observed

on August 9 each year to promote and protect the rights of the

world’s indigenous  population. They are referred to in different

countries  by such terms as  indigenous, ethnic minorities, aboriginals,

hill tribes, minority nationalities, tribal groups etc.

National Women’s Day is observed on 9th August.

August 9,1945-Atomic bomb dropped on  Nagasaki.

Kurunji Venkatramana Gowda died on August 7, 2013.He was a visionary

educationist and founder President of Academy of  Liberal Education, Sullia.

He was recipient of numerous awards both national and international.

Kadengodlu Shankar Bhat(B:August 9,1904;D:May 17, 1968)was a man

of several talents. He was a reputed writer, journalist, freedom fighter

and teacher.

Birthday of  Malashri,(10, August 1973). She is a Kannada film actress

and winner of Filmfare Award for best actress(1991).

Birthday of (10 August 1894 to 23 June 1980) Varaha Venkata Giri,

the late and the 4th President of India.(August 1969 to August 1974)

Sanskrit day is observed on full moon day in the Hindu month

of Shravana(August 10 in 2014).Sanskrit day was first observed  in

the year 1969. The day is celebrated to spread awareness about the

mother of all Indian languages.

August 10 is celebrated as International Bio-diesel Day.

Suneil Shetty(born on 11 August 1961) is an Indian film actor, producer

and entrepreneur, predominantly active in Bollywood and a hotelier.

Shankar Mokashi Punekar (8 May 1928 to 11 August 2004) was a

well-known writer in the Kannada language. He was a recipient of

the Sahitya Academy Award for his novel, ”Avadheswari”

Parents across U.S. celebrate August 11 as Sons and Daughters Day.

Dr. Vikram  Ambalal Sarabhai(12 August 1919), is the Father of the

Indian Space Programme and has put India on the  international map

in the field of space research.

Gulshan Kumar(5 May 1956 to 12 August 1997) was the founder of

T-series music label ( Super Cassettes Industries Ltd) and an Indian

Bollywood  movie producer.

I.B.M. Personal Computer model no.5150 was created  on 12 August

1981, by a team of engineers and designers under the direction of  Don

Estridge of the IBM Entry Systems Division in Boca Raton, Florida.

International Youth Day is observed annually on 12 August officially

recognized  by the United Nations.It is  meant as an opportunity for

Governments and others to draw attention to the youth issues worldwide.

Birthday (August 12) of  Dr. S. R. Ranganathan, Father of  Library Science

is celebrated as National Librarian’s Day in India.

Birthday of  Sridevi Kapur(13 August 1963). She is an Indian film

actress, who has worked in Tamil, Telugu, Hindi and Malayalam

language films.

Madam Bhikaji Rustom Cama(24 September1861 to 13 August, 1936)

was a great Indian freedom fighter.

Cuban President Fidel Castro was born on 13 August 1926.

Shoaib  Akhtar (born on 13 August, 1975) is former Pakistani

cricketer who is regarded as one of the fast bowlers in the modern

cricket.

Vyjayanthimala Bali(born on 13 August 1936) is an Indian film actress,

Bharatnatyam dancer and Carnatic singer, dance choreographer

and Parliamentarian.

August 13 is International Left handers Day.

Shiv Sena chief  Bal Thackeray ( 23 January 1927 to 17 November 2012)

started cartoon weekly ”Marmik” on August 13, 1960.

Organ donation day is observed on 13 August every year.

Acharya Atre(B:13 August 1898;D:13 June 1969) was a well known

Marathi playwright and journalist.

Independence day of Pakistan-14 August 1947.

Johnny Lever(born on 14 August,1957) is an Indian film actor and comedian

in Hindi cinema.

Halle Berry(born on 14 August 1966) is an American actress and former fashion

model. She won the Oscar for a leading role, She also won an Academy Award

for best actress in 2002 for her performance in ”Monster’s Ball”.

Global Trust Bank Ltd was amalgamated with Oriental Bank of Commerce

w.e.f. 14 August 2004.

Shammi Kapur (21 October 1931 to  14 August 2011)was an Indian film actor

and director. He received Filmfare Award for best actor in 1968 and Phalke

Legend Actor Award in 2009.

Birthday of  Sudharani, Kannada film actress is on 14 August 1974.

August 14-Shop Online for Groceries Day.

Japan’s  surrender made public on August 14, 1945

and World War II ends.

August 14-Akhand Bharat Sankalp Din(United India Revolution Day).

Independence day of India is on 15 August 1947.

Our national flag in its present form was adopted during the

meeting of the Constituent Assembly held on 22 July 1947

and it became the official flag of the Dominion of India

on 15 August 1947.

Udupi district in Karnataka was created on August 15,1997.

Birthday of Arjun Sarja, film actor ,is on 15 August 1964.

Napoleon Bonaparte(born on August 15, 1769) was a French military and

political leader who rose into prominence during the last  stages of French

Revolution.

Rakhiee Gulzar was born in West Bengal on 15 August 1947.She was a

successful actress in Bengali and Hindi cinema.

Prema Karanth(15 August 1936 to 29 October 2007) was a well-known

theatre  personality and the first ever film maker of Kannada cinema.

She directed the Kannada film,”Phaniyamma” which was based on a novel

by M.K.Indira.

Adnan Sami (born on 15 August 1973) is a singer, musician, pianist, actor

and composer of Pakistani origin, with a command of Indian and western

classical  notes, Jazz, rock and pop music.

Sheikh Mujibur Rehman was Bangladesh President. He served twice as the

President of Bangladesh. He was assassinated on August 15, 1975.

End of World War II occurred on 14 and 15 of August 1945, when  Japan

surrendered to the forces of Allied Powers.

Suhasini(born on 15 August, 1961) is an Indian actress, known for her

works in South Indian cinema and Hindi cinema also.She has won the

National Film Award for best actress for ”Sindhu Bhairavi”. She is also

a film director, film producer and script writer for the film.

Raghavendra Rajkumar (born on 15 August, 1965) is an Indian actor,

producer and singer who works in  Kannada film industry. He is the

second son of  the legendary Kannada matinee idol Dr. Rajkumar and

producer Parvathamma Rajkumar.

Shri Aurobindo( 15 August 1872  to 5 December  1950) is a seer, poet and

sonnetteer.

Republic of Congo received  full independence from France on 15 August

1960.

The official  independence day of South Korea is celebrated on 15 August.

though actual date of independence was on 13 August 1948.

Indian Bank was established on August  15,1907.

South America’s Peru earthquake on 15 August 2007 killed 519 people.

Birthday of Nagathihalli Chandrashekhar , (writer in Kannada) is on 15 August.

Birthday of Bharathi Vishnuvardhan , Kannada film actress of yester years

is on 15, August 1950.

Pran Kumar Sharma(born on 15 August 1938),was an Indian cartoonist

best known as the creator of Chacha Chaudhary, passed away on 5, August

2014.

Sangolli Rayanna (B:15 August 1798;D:26 January 1831)was a warrior

from Karnataka.He was the army chief of Kittur, ruled by Rani Chennamma

and fought the British East India Company till his death.

Saint Anthony(B:August 15,1195;D:June 13,1231) is a patron

of finding lost things or lost persons.Saint Anthony’s feast is celebrated

on the weekend of the last Sunday of August.

3rd Saturday of August is National Honey Be Day.

Saif Ali Khan (born on 16 August 1970) is an Indian film actor and producer.

He was awarded Padma Shree on 2o10.

Manisha Koirala (born on 16 August 1970) is  an Indian and Nepalese

actress as well as a UN FPA Goodwill Ambassador and social activist.

Madonna(born on 16 August 1958) is an American singer, song writer

actress and business woman.

Elvis Presley(8,January 1935 to 16 August 1977) was an American

singer and actor and regarded as the most significant cultural icon

of  the 20th century. He is often referred to as ”the King of Rock and Roll”.

Birthday of Kanchana, film actress is on 16 August 1939.

Aravind Kejriwal (born on 16 August 1968), chief of  Aam Aadmi Party

is an Indian politician who served as chief minister of Delhi from

28 December 2013 to 14 February 2014.

Ramakrishna Paramahamsa (B:18 February 1836;D:16 August 1886)was

an Indian mystic and yogi.

Cyprus gained its independence from the United Kingdom on

August 16, 1960.

August 16, 1964-Vietnam war. In a coup General Nguyen Khanh replaces

Duong Van Minh as South Vietnam’s chief of State and establishes

a new constitution.

William Carey(17 August 1761 to 9 June 1834) was an English Protestant

missionary and Baptist known as the ”Father of modern missions”.

He translated the Bible into Bengali, Sanskrit and numerous other languages

and dialects. He was a central figure in the modernization of India.

Indonesia declared its independence  from Netherland on August 17,1945.

Birthday of  B.V.Radha  film actress is on 17 August 1948.

August 17- Earth  overshoot day; Anniversary of the eruption of  lake Nyos.

Smile and wave to Tourists International day.

August 17 is Black Cat Appreciation Day.

R.N.Jayagopal(B:August 17,1935;D:May 19, 2008) was an Indian film director

and lyricist in Kannada cinema.

The Radcliffe Line was published on 17 August 1947 as a boundary line

between India and Pakistan upon the partition of India.The line, named

after Sir Cyril Radcliffe, who was commissioned to equitably divide

4,50,000 Km area of territory with 88 million people.

Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose(23 January, 1897 to 18 August 1945) was

an Indian nationalist whose defiant patriotism made him a hero in India.

Daler Mehndi(born on 18 August 1967) is a Punjabi pop singer.

B.A.Sanadi(born on 18 August 1933) known as ”Manavya Kavi”

is a poet and writer in Kannada.

Gulzar(born on 18 August 1934) is a lyricist,  poet and film director.

Koraga community  of Karnataka celebrate ”Bhoomi Habba” on 18

August to commemorate their struggle with government  on

August 18, 1993. Several people were arrested  during their agitation

for sanctioning 5 acres of land for each Koraga family.

The Yukon’s Discovery Day  is celebrated in territory of Yukon, Canada

on the third Monday of  August.

Mind Tree(I.T.Company) was founded by 10 I.T.professionals

on 18 August 1999.It sells technology services.

Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit (B:18 August 1900;D:1 December 1990) was an

Indian diplomat and politician and sister of Jawaharlal Nehru.

The August Revolution was launched on August 19,1945 by the ” Vietnam

Independent League” against French colonial rule in Vietnam.

H.Dundiraj(B:18 August 1956) is a poet and famous for his

short humorous poems.

Birthday of Dwarakish, Kannada film actor is on 19 August 1942.

Afghanistan marks the 95th Independence Day on 19th August

2014.The Anglo-Afghan Treaty of 1919 granted independence

from Britain.

World Humanitarian Day is  held on 19th August each year.

The day aims to honour  humanitarian workers who have lost

their  lives or injured in the course of their work.

World Photography Day is celebrated every year on 19th

August to honour those artists who make a picture say

a thousand words.

M.P.Shankar (  20 August 1935 to 17 July 2008) was a veteran

Kannada actor, film director, producer and screen writer. All his films

carried a message and many of them like ”Gandhada Gudi”

were strong commentaries on dwindling forests and fate of wild animals.

He dominated the villain space in Kannada film industryy for a decade.

Shankar  Dayal Sharma (19 August 1918 to 26 December 1999)

had been the 9th President of India serving from 1992 to 1997.

World Photography day is celebrated on 19th August to mark the release of

the first practical  photographic process patent in 1839. The year 2014

is celebrating the 175th year of  Photography.

Bill Clinton, ex U.S. President(born on 19, August 1946) served from

1993 to 2001 as 42nd President of U.S.

On 19th August 1757, the first rupee coin of the East India Company

was minted in Kolkata.

D.Devaraje Urs(B:20 August 1915 D:18 May1982) served  2 terms (20 March 1972 to

31 December 1977 and  28 February 1978 to 7 January 1980) as 8th Chief

minister of  Karnataka, He is particularly remembered for his reforms

that targeted  the depressed classes of  Karnataka, namely scheduled

castes and other backward classes. He passed the Land Reforms Act

and made the tillers the owners of the land.

N.R.Narayana Murthy(born on 20 August, 1946) is an Indian  IT

industrialist and the co-founder of Infosys, a multinational corporation

providing business consulting, technology, engineering and outsourcing

services.

Kamaljeet Sandhu(B:August 20, 1948) was the first Indian woman to

win gold medal in 1970 Asian Games.

Rajeev Gandhi, 7th Prime Minister of India was born on 20th August

1944 and assassinated on 21 May 1991(46 years). His birthday is celebrated

as Sadbhavana Diwas. He was the first son of Indira Gandhi and

Feroze Gandhi.

Rajendra Kumar Pachauri (born on 20 August 1940) has been serving

as the chair person of  the Intergovernmental Panel on climate change

since 2002,which was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007 during

his tenure.

Salvatore Quasimodo(20 August 1901 to 14 June, 1968)was an Italian

author and poet. In 1959 he won the Nobel Prize for Literature for his

lyrical poetry, which with classical fire expresses the tragic experience

of  life in our own times.

Narayana Guru(B:1856 August 20;D:1928 September 20) was a social

reformer of India.

World Mosquito Day-August 20.

August 21-Anniversary  of the theft of the Monalisa(1911).

Konkani Manyata Diwas is celebrated on August 20 to

commemorate the inclusion of Konkani in the 8th schedule of

National Constitution on August 20, 1992.

Senior citizens Day is annually observed on August 21. It recognizes  the

contributions senior citizens make in communities across the United States.

Bhumika Chawla( born on  21 August  1978) is an Indian actress.

Bismillah Khan(21 March 1913 to 21 August 2006) was an Indian musician

credited with popularising the Shehnai, a musical instrument. He was awarded

Bharat Ratna in 2001,becoming the third  classical musician after M.S.

Subbulakshmi and Ravi Shankar to be accorded this distinction.

Youth day in Morocco is observed on August 21, being the birthday of

the reigning monarch Mohammed VI of Morocco.

World Fashion Day is on August 21.

World Entrepreneurs Day-August 21.

Usain Bolt (born on 21 August, 1986) is  a Jamaican sprinter.

U.R.Ananthamurthy (born on 21 December) was a writer and critic

in the Kannada language. He passed away on 22 August 2014.

Birthday of  Chiranjeevi  is on 22, August, 1955.He is an Indian actor,

producer,politician and a member of the Indian National Congress.

He has acted primarily in Telugu cinema in addition to Tamil, Kannada

and Hindi  films.

Narayana Guru(22 August 1856 to 20 September 1928) was a Hindu saint

Sadhu and social reformer of India.

Raghavendra Swamy (1595 to 1671 )was a Hindu saint. He was born on

Thurseday (shukla navami of Hindu month Phalguna) 1595. He ascended

Vrindavana (died)at  Manthralaya in Andhra Pradesh on Shravana

(Hindu month) krishna bidige in 1671(August 22)

August 22 is ”Be an Angel Day”. It motivates us to be

kind and to help others.

Saira Banu(born on August 23,1944)is an Indian  Bollywood  actress and

wife of  Bollywood actor Dilip Kumar(born on 11,December,1922)

August 23 is observed as International day for the remembrance of the

slave trade and its abolition.(UNESCO)

World Kitchen Garden Day is observed on  the fourth Sunday of August

(24 August 2014).

Paulo Coelho(born on 24,August 1947) is a Brazilian lyricist and novelist.

He is the recipient of numerous  international awards.

Yasser Arafat (24 August 1929 to 11 November 2004) was a a Palestinian

leader. He was chairman of  Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO),

President of  Palestinian National Authority ( PNA) and leader of  Fatah

political party and former paramilitary group which he founded

in 1959. He received  the Nobel Peace Prize in 1994.

Kalyanji (30 June 1928 to 24 August 2004) was an Indian music

composer and music director, orchestra player and  conductor .

Michael Phelps (born on 3o, June 1985) won 8 gold medals in

29th Summer Olympics in Beijing(8 August 2008 to 24 August 2008).

He breaks the Mark Spitz’s record of 7 golds.

Nittoor Srinivas Rao(24, August  1903 to 12 August 2004) was a freedom

fighter, chief justice of the High Court of Mysore and also the first

chief of the Central Vigilance Commission of India.He translated

Gandhiji’s autobiography  into Kannada.He was also chosen as the

acting Governor of  the Mysore State(now Karnataka)

International Strange Music Day is celebrated  on August 24.

Patrick Grant, a musician of  New York city was the founder

and artistic director of this day.

Michael Faraday(22 September  1791 to 25 August 1867), the British

scientist who contributed to the fields of electromagnetism and

electrochemistry. His main discoveries include those of electromagnetic

induction, diamagnetism and electrolysis.

Udupi was carved out as a separate district from the erstwhile Dakshina

Kannada district  on 25 August 1997.

Mother Teresa(26 August 1910 to 5 September 1997) was a Roman Catholic

Religious Sister and missionary of Albanian origin, who lived for most

of her life in India. She founded  Missionaries of Charity, Orphanages

and schools, mobile clinics, hospices and homes for people with HIV/

AIDS, leprosy and tuberculosis.

Women’s Equality Day commemorates 26 August 1920 when votes to

women officially became part of U.S.Constitution.

Dr. Narayana Subbarao Hardikar (7 May 1889 to 26 August 1975) was

a freedom fighter  and Congress politician who founded the Bharat Seva Dal.

Maneka Gandhi(born on 26 August 1956) is the Indian Union Cabinet Minister

for Women and Child Development in the government of P.M.Narendra Modi.

She is wife of  Indian politician Sanjay Gandhi. She is also an animal rights

activist and environmentalist.

Namibia Day (Heroes Day) is observed on August 26.

19th Amendment to the U.S.Constitution on August 26, 1920, granted

women the right to vote.

Neha Dhupia(born on 27 August, 1980) is an Indian actress and

model who has worked in several super hit Bollywood films.

She is the winner of  the Femina Miss India Title(2002)

Dr, Narayana Bhatta Mogasale (born on 27 August 1944) is a

poet and author  in Kannada. His novel ”Ullangane” has bagged

Kannada Sahitya Academy Award(2010).

Hrishikesh Mukherjee(30 September 1922 to 27 August 2006)

was a famous Indian film director known for a number of films

including Namak Halal, Satyakama etc.

Donald George Bradman(27 August 1908 to 25 February 2001)

was an Australian cricketer, widely acknowledged  as the sporting

legend of Australia and as the greatest test batsman of all time.

Mukhesh Chandra Mathur, (22 July 1923 to 27 Aug 1976) was

an Indian playback singer of Hindi movies.

Death anniversary of Dr. Padur Gururaj Bhat(28 August 1978).

He was a teacher and pioneering  historian and archaeologist

of Tulu Nadu  and of Barkur, the ancient capital of Tulu kingdom.

Birthday of Mukhyamantri Chandru, film actor is on 28 August,1953.

Brahma Shri Narayana Guru (B:28 August 1855;D:20 September 1928)

was a philosopher, poet and  saint.

Vishwa Hindu Parishad was founded on 29th August 1964 on the

auspicious day of  Shri Krishna Janmashtami by R.S.S. leader M.S.Gowalkar.

and S.S.Apte in collaboration with the Hindu spiritual leader Chinmayananda.

Michael Joseph Jackson (29 August 1958 to25 June 2009) was an American

pop singer, song writer,dancer and actor.

August 29 is celebrated as National Sports Day in India in memory of

legendary hockey player Dhyanchand (29 August 1905 to 3 December 1979).

He is widely considered as the greatest field hockey player of all time.

Jayashree Gadkar (21 February 1942 to 29 August 2008) was a noted

Marathi and Hindi cinema actress.

Ramakrishna Hegade (August 29, 1926 to January 12,2004) was

chief minister of Karnataka. He was one of the rare politicians who

maintained values in politics.

International Day Against  Nuclear Tests is observed on August 29.

On August 29,1947, the committee which would draft India’s

Constitution was established. Dr.B.R.Ambedkar was appointed

as the chairman of the committee.

Charan Singh  formed Bharatiya Lok Dal, a new political party

on August 29, 1974.

Vinoba Bhave, founder of Bhoodan Movement founded Shanti Sena

on August 29,1957.

”More Herbs And Less Salt day” is celebrated on 29th August

each year.

world Sanskrit day is observed on 29th August every year.

In India,Sanskrit Diwas and  Raksha Bandhan day are observed on

Shravana poornima day.

Warren Buffett (born on August 30, 1930) is an American business

magnet, investor and philanthropist .

Mary Shelley(30 August 1797 to 1 February 1851)was an English

novelist, short story writer, dramatist, essayist, biographer and

travel writer, best known for her Gothic novel ”Frankenstein”.

She was wife of P.B.Shelley, the romantic poet and philosopher.

Cameron Diaz(born on August 30,1972) is an American actress

and former model.

Shubha Kote (born on 30 August) is an Indian film and television

actress

Christopher Collins(August 30, 1949 to June 12 1994) was an

American actor, voice artist and comedian.

Nitte Education Trust was formally baptised on August 30 , 1979.

Trustee K.S.Hegde, the founder was the prime mover of trust.

August 30 is International day of the victims of Enforced disappearences-

the day is created to draw the attention of the government to the fate of

individuals imprisoned at   places and under poor conditions

unknown  to their relatives.

Cameron Diaz (B:August 30, 1972) is an American actress.

Maria Montessori(August 31, 1870 to May 6, 1952) was an Italian

Physician and educator, best known for the philosophy of

education that bears her name and her writing  on scientific

pedagopy. Her educational method is in use in some public and

private schools  throughout the world.

National Day of  Malaysia is celebrated on 31 August .Federation

of  Malaya gained its independence from British colonization

on 31 August 1957, forming what we know today as Malaysia.

Diana, Princess of  Wales  and ex wife of Prince  Charles

of Britain,died on August 31, 1997 ,as a  result of injuries

sustained in a car crash in the Pont de  I’Alma road tunnel

in Paris, France.

African Traditional Medicine Day is observed on 31 August.

August 31 is celebrated as the National Dog’s Day in U.S.

International Overdose Awareness Day is observed on

August 31 to reduce the stigma of a drug related death.

Tulasidas, the great saint poet(B:1532 C E;D:1623 C E.)

was born on 7th day of  the waxing moon(shukla paksha saptami)

of Shravana month(Hindu calendar).He was the author of

”Ramacharita Manasa” which is often referred to as,” the Bible of North India”

His punyatithi is on Ashadha(Hindu month)krishna tritiya.

Raghavendra Swami(B:1595,March 6;D:1671,August 11,1671)was a

renowned Madhwa saint, philosopher and proponent of Dvaita

philosophy established by Madhwacharya.Asper Hindu calendar

he was born on Phalguna shuddha saptami 1595 and entered

Vrindavan on Shravana bahula bidige 1671)

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ಕನ್ನಡ ಸೌರಭ .

೧. ಬಿಂಕ ಬಿಡಿ ,ನಕ್ಕು ಬಿಡಿ .
೨. ಅರ್ಥವಿಲ್ಲದ ಅಬ್ಬರದಿಂದ ಲಾಭವಿಲ್ಲ .
೩. ದುಡಿಯುವ ಕೈಗೆ ಬಡತನವಿಲ್ಲ;
ಆಲಸ್ಯದ ಬದುಕಿಗೆ ನೆಮ್ಮದಿ ಇಲ್ಲ.
೪. ಜನರನ್ನು ಮೆಚ್ಚಿಸುವುದು ಜನಾರ್ಧನನ
ಕೈಯಿಂದಲೂ ಸಾಧ್ಯವಿಲ್ಲ .
೫. ಸುಗಂಧದ ಹೂವಾಗಿ; ಮುಳ್ಳಾಗದಿರಿ.
೬. ನರಿ ಬುದ್ಧಿ ಗೊತ್ತಿದ್ದೂ ನರಿ ಹಿಂದೆ ಹೋಗೋರನ್ನು
ಏನೆನ್ನ ಬೇಕು?
೭. ಆಸರಿಗೆ ಉಪ್ಪು ನೀರೆಂಬಂತೆ.
೮. ದೇವರೆಂದರೆ ಒಂದು ಒಗಟು;ಬಿಡಿಸಲು ಹೋದಷ್ಟು
ಜಿಗಟು;ದೇವರೆಂದರೆ ಒಂದು ರೂಪಕ;
ಭಕ್ತರ ಯೋಗ್ಯತೆಯ ಮಾಪಕ.
೯. ಅಜ್ಞಾನ ಅಂಧಕಾರದ ಸೆರೆಮನೆ;
ಜ್ಞಾನ ಬೆಳಕಿನ ಅರಮನೆ.
೧೦. ಬೆಳಕಿಲ್ಲದ ಹಾದಿಯಲ್ಲಿ ನಡೆಯ ಬಲ್ಲೆ;
ಕನಸು ಗಳಿಲ್ಲದ ಹಾದಿಯಲ್ಲಿ ಹೇಗೆ ನಡೆಯಲಿ ನಾನು ?
೧೧. ಹೆಣ್ಣು ಮಕ್ಕಳು ದೀಪದ ಬತ್ತಿ ಇದ್ದಹಾಗೆ.
ತವರಿನಲ್ಲಿ ಹೊಸೆಯ ಬೇಕು;ಗಂಡನ ಮನೆಯಲ್ಲಿ
ಬೆಳಗಬೇಕು .
೧೨.ಬಿಗಿದ ಮುಷ್ಠಿ ಗಳೊಂದಿಗೆ ಹಸ್ತ ಲಾಘವ ಸಾಧ್ಯವಿಲ್ಲ .
೧೩. ದ್ವೇಷದ ಗೋಡೆ ಬದಲು ಪ್ರೀತಿಯ ಸೇತುವೆ ಕಟ್ಟಿ.
೧೪. ಮನವರಿಯದ ಕಳ್ಳತನವಿಲ್ಲ ;
೧೫. ಕೊಂಬೆಯಿಂದ ಕೊಂಬೆಗೆ ಹಾರುವ ಕೋತಿ ಮೇಲಕ್ಕೆ
ಹೋಗುವುದಿಲ್ಲ. ಇದ್ದಲ್ಲೇ ಸುತ್ತುತ್ತಿರುತ್ತದೆ.
೧೬. ತನ್ನ ಮನೆಬಿಟ್ಟು ಹೊರಗೆ ಹೋಗದ ಹೊರತು
ಪಕ್ಷಿಗೆ ಆಕಾಶದ ಅರ್ಥ ತಿಳಿಯದು.
೧೭. ಅವಸರದಲ್ಲಿ ಅಜ್ಜಿ ಮೈ ನೆರೆದಳು ಎಂಬಂತೆ.
೧೮. ಮೂಗೆಂದು ಮೂಗು ಮುರಿಯ ಬೇಡಿ.
೧೯. ಬುದ್ಧಿವಂತ ವ್ಯಕ್ತಿ ನಿಮ್ಮ ಮನಸ್ಸು ಅರಳಿಸುತ್ತಾನೆ;
ಸುಂದರ ವ್ಯಕ್ತಿ ಕಣ್ಣು ಅರಳಿಸುತ್ತಾನೆ;
ಪ್ರೀತಿಸುವ ವ್ಯಕ್ತಿ ಹೃದಯ ಅರಳಿಸುತ್ತಾನೆ.
ಮೂಲ :ಸಂಗ್ರಹ.

ಹೆಣ್ಣು.

”ಹೆಣ್ಣು ಇದ್ದ ಮನೆಗೆ ಕನ್ನಡಿ ಯಾತಕೆ ?
ಹೆಣ್ಣು ತಂಗಮ್ಮ ಒಳಗೊಮ್ಮೆ ಹೊರಗೊಮ್ಮೆ
ಕನ್ನಡಿಯಂತೆ ತಿರುಗ್ಯಾಳೋ ”
-ಜನಪದ ಕವಿ .
”ಉರಿ ಬಿಸಿಲು ಹುಣ್ಣಿಮೆಯಂತೆ , ಹೆಣ್ಣೇ ನೀ ನಗುವಾಗ.”
”ಹೆತ್ತವರ ಮನೆಗಿಂದು ಹೊರಗಾದೆ ನೀ ಮಗಳೇ
ಹುಟ್ಟಿದ ಮನೆಗೆ ಮೆಟ್ಟಿದ ಮನೆಗೆ ಬೆಳಕನ್ನು ತಾರಮ್ಮ”
”ಒಬ್ಬ ಆದರ್ಶ ತಾಯಿ ನೂರು ಜನ ಗುರುಗಳಿಗಿಂತ ಶ್ರೇಷ್ಠ ಳು” .
”ದಾರಿದ್ರ್ಯ ಆವರಿಸಿದರೆ,ಯಾವಾಗಲೂ ತಿರಸ್ಕಾರದಿಂದ
ನೋಡಿ ಕೊಂಡರೆ, ರೂಪ ಮತ್ತು ಸತ್ತ್ವದಲ್ಲಿ ಸಮಾನತೆ
ಇಲ್ಲದಿದ್ದರೆ,ಬಹಳ ಕಾಲಗಳ ತನಕ ತನ್ನನ್ನು ಅಗಲಿ ದೂರವಿದ್ದರೆ,
ಕಾವಲು ಇಲ್ಲದೇ ಹೋದರೆ, ಅತಿಯಾದ ತಿರಸ್ಕಾರ, ಭಯ,
ಸಂಶಯಗಳು ತುಂಬಿದ್ದರೆ, ನಿರಂತರ ಅಪರೂಪವಾಗಿ
ಹೋದರೆ, ಸತಿಗೆ ಅನ್ಯ ಮನಸ್ಕತೆ ಉಂಟಾಗುತ್ತದೆ.”
–ಚಂದ್ರರಾಜ(ಕವಿ) ತನ್ನ ”ಮದನ ತಿಲಕ”ದಲ್ಲಿ ಹೇಳಿದ್ದಾನೆ.
ರೋಗ ಗ್ರಸ್ತ ಮಡದಿಯ ಕಾಯಿಲೆ ಉಲ್ಬಣ ಗೊಂಡಾಗ,
ಆಕೆಯ ಆರೋಗ್ಯ ತಪಾಸಣೆ ನಡೆಸಿ ಚಿಕಿತ್ಸೆ ಕೊಡಿಸಿ,
ಗುಣ ಪಡಿಸಲು ಯತ್ನಿಸುವ ಬದಲಿಗೆ ಎರಡನೆಯ ಹೆಂಡತಿಯನ್ನು
ಕಟ್ಟಿ ಕೊಳ್ಳುವುದು ಸಾಧುವೇ ?
ಮೂಲ :ಸಂಗ್ರಹ .

Important Events of July.

July is national picnic month.

National parks month.

Juvenile Arthritis Awareness Month.

Cord Blood Awareness Month.

U.V.(aware of good and bad qualities of sun’s ultra violet

rays )safety month.

4th Sunday of July is observed as Parents Day.

1.International Day of Co-operatives is observed on first

Saturday in July.

Doctors’ day is observed in India on 1st July.

Saving lives and healing patients every day, doctors

are worthy of a gift to show them respect and admiration.

Canada day-(July 1st, 1867 )is the anniversary of the

establishment of confederation of Canada.Queen Elizabeth II

is the monarch of Canada.

International Joke Day.
2.World U.F.O. Day.
Birthday of Ganesh(1980), Indian film actor
in the Kannada film industry.

3.The martyrdom of St.Thomas, one of the 12 apostles

of Jesus Christ.

Compliment Your Mirror Day.

Calgary Stampede Day, the 10 days event from July 3 to 12

is observed at Calgary and Alberta, Canada.
4.John Adams, the second President of U.S.A.
and Thomas Jefferson, the 3rd President of U.S.A.
die on the same day(July 4,1826) within 5 hours
of each other.

U.S.A.celebrates independence day.

The Press Council of India was set up on 4th July 1966

by the Parliament to regulate the press in India.

5. Birthday of 6th Sikh Guru Har Govind Singh

(B:July 5,1595;D:March 19, 1644).He found Akal Takth

in Amritsar. He added chant of Shakti(Power) with

Sikh belief of Bhakti.
6.Death anniversary of Babu Jagjivan Ram(1986),
the Deputy Prime Minister of India.
He was the leader of dalit community. His
contribution to the Green Revolution in India
is still remembered. He was also a member of
Constituent Assembly of India, where he ensured
that social justice was enshrined in the Constitution.

Tibet’s spiritual leader, the 14th and current

Dalai Lama (B:6 July 1935) is Tenzin Gyatso.

Birthday of Ranveer Singh(1985), an Indian cine actor.

George W.Bush (B:July 6, 1946) served as the 43rd

President of United States from 2001 to 2009).

World Zoonoses Day.

7 Birthday of .Mahendra Singh Dhoni,(1981)an Indian

cricketer.

July 7-world chocolate day.
8.Birthday of Kalpana(1943).She was an actress in
Kannada cinema.She was affectionately referred to as
Minugu Tare(a shining star)
Hewa Bora Airways crashed in rainstorm at Congo(2011)
and 127 dead.

Sourav Ganguly(B:8 July 1972) is a former Indian Bengali

cricketer.

Vedeo Games Day.

9.Birthday of Sanjeev Kumar(1938)an Indian Bollywood actor.

Barbara Cartland (B:9 July 1901;D:21 May 2000) was an

English author of romantic novels.She was one of the best

selling  authors of the 20th century. Her 723 novels were

translated into 36 different languages.

July 10-Eunice Kennedy Shriver(B:July 10,1921;D:August 11,2009)

was the founder of  Special Olympics. She was a pioneer

in the worldwide struggle for rights and acceptance for

people with intellectual disabilities.

11.Train blasts in Mumbai on July 11, 2006, killed 189 and

injured 829.

World Population Day is observed on July 11th every year.

National Bank for Rural Agriculture and Rural Development

(NABARD) was founded on July 11,1982 with the initial

capital of Rs,100 crore.
12.Birthday of Shivaraj Kumar(1962), an actor in Kannada
cinema.

Pablo Neruda(B:July 12,1904;D:23 September 1973) was a

Chilean poet who wrote passionate love poems such as

”Twenty Love Poems and a Song of Despair”.He won the

Nobel prize in 1971 for literature.
13.Rock Worldwide Day.

14.Bastille Day(France) is the French National Day.

Madan Mohan (B:25 June 1924;D:14 July 1975) was an Indian

music director.
15.The telegraph service comes to an end with effect from
July 15,2013.

World Youth Skills Day.

The launch of Twitter, a website for mini-blogging

and social networking, began at Harvard on July 15, 2006.

Twitter was first conceived of ,by inventor Jack Dorsey.
16.The life line express or Jeevan Rekha express
is a mobile hospital train, started on 1991.
The train is run by the Impact India Foundation
in collaboration with the Indian Railways and
Health Ministry and has been funded by various
charitable sources.The service has benefitted
so far 4 lakh Indians in the remotest rural
parts of the country.
Birthday of Aruna Asaf Ali(B:16 July 1909;D:29July

1996).She was an Indian independence activist.

She hoisted the Indian National Congress flag at

Gowalia Tank Maidan in Bombay during the Quit

India Movement, 1942.She was awarded ‘Bharata

Ratna’ in 1998 and Padma Vibhushana,Jawaharlal

Nehru award and Lenin Peace Prize.
Hijari era of the Muslims started from 16 July 622 AD.
17.World Day for International Justice.

Yellow Pig Day is celebrated by some mathematicians

in recognition of yellow pig and number 17.

The city of Madras was officially renamed as Chennai.

Disney Land was opened on July 17,1955.

Anjolie Ela Menon(B:17, July, 1940) is an Indian painter

and muralist.

Angela Merkel (B:17 July 1954)is the first woman Chancellor

of Germany.

18.Nelson Mandela International Day. Nelson Mandela

(B:18,July 1918;D:5 December 2013)was an Anti-apartheid

revolutionary, politician and philanthropist who served

as President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999.

Birthday of Priyanka Chopra(1982)an Indian actress.

India stepped into space age with the successful launching

of the satellite launch vehicle(SLV-3) on July 18,1980.

Nero’s Rome burns on July 18,64AD.

Rajesh Khanna(B:29 December 1942;D:18 July, 2012) was

an Indian and Bollywood actor).

19. Bank Nationalisation Day(1969). Nationalisation of

14 major banks(that each had a minimum of  Rs.500mn

and above of aggregate deposits)was announced.

Lord Curzon announced partition of Bengal on July 19, 1905.

The partition took place on 16 October 1905. Muslim

eastern area was separated from Hindu western area.

20.Apollo-11 was the first manned mission to land

on the moon(1969).Neil Armstrong an American astronaut
who was the first person to walk on the moon. The two other

astronauts are Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins.

National Moon Day is celebrated on 20th July, to commemorate

the day, man first walked on the moon.
International Chess Day.

Birthday of Naseeruddin Shah,(1950) an Indian cine actor.

Rajendra Kumar,(B:20 July 1929;D:12 July 1999) was anIndian

and Bollywood actor.

21. Junk Food Day.

22.Rat catchers day

The national flag of India was adopted in its present form

during the meeting of the constituent  assembly held on

22  July 1947.

Mukesh(B:22 July 1923;D:27 August 1976) was an Indian

playback singer in Hindi cinema.

23.Birthday of Bala Gangadhar Tilak(1856).He was

an Indian nationalist, journalist, teacher,social
reformer,lawyer and independence activist. He was
conferred with the honorary title of ‘Lokamanya’
(=accepted by the people as their leader).The British
colonial authorities called him ‘Father of the
Indian unrest).He died on 1 August 1920.

Birthday of Chandrashekhar Azad(1906),an Indian

freedom fighter.He fought alone valiantly and died

on February 27, 1931.

Egypt celebrates its National Day on June 23 to

commemorate the Egyptian revolution that took

place on this day in 1952.

Gorgeous Grandma Day.

National Broadcasting Day.Indian Broadcasting Company

began  radio broadcasting from Bombay station on July

23, 1927.

24.Birth anniversary of Azim Premji(1945), an Indian

business person.

Manoj Kumar(Born on 24 July 1937) is an Indian actor

and director in Bollywood.
25.Birthday of Rosalind Franklin, a British
biophysicist and X-ray crystallographer, who made
critical contributions to the understanding of the
fine molecular structures of DNA, RNA,Viruses,
coal and graphite.

Feast of St.JamesT.G. is held in Roman Catholic churches

on July 25. He is the patron saint of laborers

Feast of St.Christopher is observed on 25th July

by the Latin Church and on May 9 by the orthodox

eastern churches.

Thread the needle day.

World’s first ”test tube baby” Louise Brown was born at

Oldham and District General Hospital in England on

July 25, 1978.
26.George Bernard Shaw(B:July 26, 1856; D:November
2, 1950)was an Irish playwright and co-founder of
the London School of Economics.He is the only person
who has won both an Academy Award and a Nobel Prize
in literature(1925)He was awarded Oscar for
his work on the film ”Pygmalion”

Kargil Vijay Diwas in India.

National Aunt and Uncle’s Day.

Maldives gained independence from British on July 26,

1965.
27.The University of Mysore was founded during
the reign of Krishnaraj Wodeyar 1V,the Maharaja of
Mysore.It opened on 27 July, 1916.

Take your houseplant for a walk day.

Bharat Ratna ,Abdul Kalam the 11th President of India,the missile

man of india, and the architect of Pokhran II Passed away.

(B:15 October 1931;D:27 July 2015).

Two researchers Frederick Grant Banting and John James

Rickard Macleod working at the University of Toronto

isolated insulin, a hormone from a dog’s pancreas.

They  believed that this insulin could prevent diabetes.

They were jointly awarded Nobel prize in Physiology

or Medicine in 1923.
28.First World War began on 28, July, 1914 when
Austria-Hungary declares war on Serbia. 28th July
2014 marks the centenary of the First World War.
World Hepatitis Day.
29.International Tigers Day is an annual celebration
to raise awareness about tiger conservation to future
generations.There are currently 3200 wild tigers
in the world.
Benito Mussolini was an Italian politician,
journalist and leader of the National Fascist Party,
ruling the country from 1922 until his ousting
in 1943.
Birthday of T.P.Kailasam(1886). He was a playwright
and prominent writer in Kannada literature. His
contribution to Kannada theatrical comedy has earned
him the title ‘Prahasana Pitamaha'(the grand father
of humorous plays.)
Birthday of J.R.D.Tata(1904). He was a French born
Indian aviator and business tycoon.He was chairman
of ‘Tata sons”He was awarded the French Legion of
Honour in 1983 and in 1992, the Bharat Ratna award.

Birthday of Sanjay Dutt(1959) an Indian Bollywood actor.

Parents Day is celebrated on  the 4th Sunday of  July

every year in U.S.A.

Mahashweta Devi(B:14,January, 1926;D:28,July,2016)

was a Bengali author and winner of Jnanapith Award,

the highest literary award in 1996.

29.National Aeronautics Space Administration(N A S A )

was established on July 29, 1958.

Global Tiger Day.
30.International Day of Friendship.

Birthday of Sonu Nigam(1973) singer.

Father-in-Law Day.

First colour motion picture was exhibited by George Eastman

on July 30, 1928.

31.Birthday of Munshi Premchandji(1880)-author in Hindi

literature.

Mohammed Rafi(B:24,December 1924;D:31 July 1980) was

an Indian playback singer of Hindi cinema.

Birthday of Mumtaz(1947) an Indian bollywood actress.

Feast of Saint Christopher is observed on 25th  July(Latin Church)

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