Vol.  5.18, 27 May 2013




*     Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan supports National Reconciliation Week 2013

The Organisation Reconciliation Australia (Building relationships for change between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples and other Australians), celebrates National Reconciliation Week 2013 across Australia. Growing public support for constitutional change to recognise Australia’s First Peoples indicate a renewed national commitment to reconciliation. National Reconciliation Week will be launched simultaneously at two sites, on Monday 27 May 2013 on the Cairns Esplanade and in Melbourne’s Federation Square.

Contact for More Info: Alastair Harris, Senior Media Officer, Phone: 02 6272 2629, M: 0409 658 177
Alastair.Harris@reconciliation.org.au, Website: http://www.reconciliation.org.au OR Click here


*     Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan supports ‘East of India - Forgotten Trade with Australia’ Exhibition by Austrlian National Maritime Museum

His Excellency Biren Nanda, High Commissioner of India launches ‘East of India - Forgotten Trade with Australia’ Exhibition by Australian National Maritime Museum.

The early Australian colonies, at the 'ends of the earth' from Europe, turned to nearby Asia for survival and growth. This exhibition tracks Australian colonial links with India, the power and monopoly of the English East India Company, and its decline. It's a tale of ships and shipwrecks, rice and rum, officers and officials, sailors, soldiers and servants - taking us from the old allure of Asia to modern-day ties between India and Australia.

Contact for More Info: Jan McInniesEmail: jmcinnies@anmm.gov.au, Ph(02) 9298 3777, Website:http://www.anmm.gov.au/site/page.cfm?u=2097

*     Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan Congratulates Dr Cynthia Maung on being selected to receive the 2013 Sydney Peace Prize

Sydney Peace Foundation has selected Dr Cynthia Maung for its 2013 Sydney Peace Prize. Dr Cynthia Maung is a medical doctor committed to peace building in a multi-ethnic Burma.  An ethnic Karen, Dr Muang fled her native Burma during the pro-democracy uprising of 1988. In Mae Sot on the Thai-Burmese border, she set up the Mae Tao Clinic where now a staff of 700 now treat over 150,000 people per year, mostly Burmese refugees, migrants and orphans.

Dr Maung will give the City of Sydney Peace Prize Lecture on November 6, and will accept the Prize of $50,000 and hand-made glass trophy crafted by the Australian artist Brian Hirst, at the Gala Dinner and Award Ceremony on November 7.

Contact for More Info: Chair, Professor Stuart Rees, AM, Email: stuart.rees@sydney.edu.au, Executive Officer, Juliet Bennett, Email: juliet.bennett@sydney.edu.au, Sydney Peace Foundation, Mackie Building K0, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW 2006, Email: peace.foundation@sydney.edu.au,        Ph+61 2 9351 4468Website: www.sydneypeacefoundation.org.au  

*     Essay Competition 2013 Open

Topics; on Relevance of Mahatma Gandhi Today Essay topics:

1. Social Responsibility OR, 2. World Peace OR, 3. Environment OR 4. Non Violence in Action. 

For More Info Contact: pr@bhavanaustralia.org or Click:  www.bhavanaustralia.org/

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Yoga Tips:

Yoga Hygiene

This system was discovered by ancient yogis who were careful about hygienic living when the West was not quite aware of personal hygiene. Without purifying internal organs no one can feel nice and clean. They have therefore suggested that by Satkarma (six systems of purffloation—1, neti, 2. dhauti, 3. tratak, 4. kapalbhatis, 5. nauli and 6. basti). With these systems the body should be kept in an absolutely good condition.

Danta Dhuti (Cleansing the Teeth)

Teeth have an important function in the body of the human being. If they are not in good condition, health deteriorates. Good health adds to the personality. By danta dhauti certain defects could be cured and diseases prevented.

There are three methods of danta dhauti.

     1.          Easily available, yet simple way, without much expense: datun (tender branch of either neem or babul tree).

     2.          Chew it properly.

     3.          The thing becomes somewhat like a brush.

     4.          Brush the teeth on all sides up and down sideways and inside and outside.

     5.          Even the roots should be cleaned and this is called danta dhauti.

     6.          By the cleaning with datun brush the teeth become strong, because of the exercise they give to the root. This is the simple and yet effective way of danta dhauti.

     7.          Another way is to pick up the green mango leaf.

     8.          Clean it by washing it with water and just rub off the dust with a piece of cloth.

     9.          Start chewing it taking in this process, the whole leaf in the mouth.

  10.          Saliva should be thrown out, even if a little is swallowed, no harm will happen.

  11.          After keeping the leaf in the mouth for a few minutes throw it out.

  12.          Then rinse the mouth with water nicely.


     1.          Gives exercise to the teeth.

     2.          Teeth become and remain strong throughout life.

     3.          Teeth become clean and get shining.

     4.          Removes and prevents diseases.

     5.          Removes pyorrhea, toothache, bad breath, bleeding, etc.

     6.          Prevents early falling off of teeth.

     7.          This system works effectively.


Reference:  Yoga for Students by Yogacharya Hansraj Yadav, Bhavan’s Book University



bullet 1 Mahatma Gandhi Says:

Abstract truth has no value unless it incarnates in human beings who represent it, by proving their readiness to die for it.


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