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Swami Vivekananda’s Influence on Indian Freedom Fighters Pinned
Swami Vivekananda’s true place in Indian history, his contribution in the making of modern India has not been duly assessed by Indian historians. It is impossible to fully assess the extent of his impact on the course of national or even world events, as the influence of such personalities like him are deep and all-pervasive, but also subtle and silent. This essay is only a modest attempt to present briefly his influence on some of our freedom fighters. Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose’s debt to Vivekananda is relatively well-known. But what about others?
Ram Mandir in Ayodhya: How the Hindus of Nepal Celebrated the Occasion?
On August 5, 2020, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation for the construction of the Ram Mandir at Ayodhya in the state of Uttar Pradesh, India. The temple will be 235 feet wide, 300 feet long and 161 feet high with five domes. It will cover the total land area of 84,000 square feet in which a prayer hall, lecture hall, visitors’ hostel and museum will also be constructed. Uniquely, there will be no use of iron in the construction and its life will be at least 1000 years.
चीनी राजदूत ने भाषण में अनदेखे किए भारत-चीन रिश्तों में आए बदलाव
भारत में चीन के राजदूत सुन वेइदोंग ने 30 जुलाई 2020 को दिल्ली स्थित इंस्टीट्यूट ऑफ चाइनीज स्टडीज में एक अहम भाषण दिया। इस भाषण में उन्होंने वास्तविक नियंत्रण रेखा (एलएसी) पर गलवान घटना के बाद भारत-चीन रिश्तों की मौजूदा स्थिति के बारे में बात की। उस घटना में 20 भारतीय सैनिक शहीद हुए और अपुष्ट संख्या में चीनी सैनिक भी मारे गए।
Dissecting Macro Focus-areas for India this Decade - World Order, Domestic Economy & Technology
With the age-old Ram Mandir issue resolved Indian civilization took a step ahead in 2020 even when global and Indian economy took several steps back due to pandemic. A great historic wrong has been corrected which was imposed on our ancestors and the current generation of Indians had the fortune to behold the reversal. A golden chapter in history was written in Ayodhya with the auspicious culmination of Bhoomi Poojan and with it comes renewed responsibility by the current and future generations to live upto the potential of the civilization as proud torchbearers.
Tajikistan: Another Victim of Chinese Belligerence in Central Asia
Introduction
Since the outbreak of the Coronavirus pandemic, China has shown increasing irredentist tendencies. From the South China Sea to its South and Central Asian neighbours, Chinese territorial encroachment has created fissures in bilateral relations. Being the source of the pandemic, China has faced severe criticism globally.
मोदी ने दिया भारत के लिए नया संदेश
अयोध्या में 5 अगस्त 2020 को राम मंदिर भूमि पूजन के मौके पर प्रधानमंत्री नरेंद्र मोदी के बीज भाषण में कई संदेश थे, जिन्हें समझने और विश्लेषण करने की जरूरत है। राम मंदिर के निर्माण का आरंभ आजाद भारत के इतिहास में बड़े बदलाव वाला ऐतिहासिक क्षण है। भूमि पूजन के साथ ही राम मंदिर निर्माण के लिए छेड़े गए उस आंदोलन का पटाक्षेप हो गया, जिसमें कई लोगों ने अपने प्राण न्योछावर किए थे। आशा है कि उच्चतम न्यायालय के बाध्यकारी निर्णय के बाद बन रहा मंदिर समाज में ध्रुवीकरण को समाप्त करेगा और कटु इतिहास को पीछे छोड़कर देश को आगे ले जाएगा।
China menace decoded by the USA
If Sino Indian relations have reached an inflexion point following China's breach of all agreements as demonstrated by their recent actions in Eastern Ladakh so too have Sino-US relations. While the latter had been under stress, since the advent of the Trump administration, four remarkably frank speeches by the US FBI chief, NSA, Attorney General and Secretary of State spread over about 30 days detailing Chinese perfidy in its dealings with the US suggest that the Sino-US divide is now too large to be bridged.
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