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A magnificent 49,000 sq ft Hindu temple opens in New York

A two story 49,000 square foot temple, BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, has opened in Melville (New York) on a five acres plot after three days of festivities.
 
Constructed by utilizing eco-friendly and cost-effective technological advancements, it includes an assembly hall, classrooms, gymnasium, dining area, indoor basketball court, etc. It is open to the public daily, conducts twice daily arti and offers Gujarati classes.  
 
Opening celebrations included kirtan aradhana, yagna, prayers, murti-pratishta, etc. Sadguru Pujya Kothari Swami (Pujya Bhaktipriya Swami), one of the most senior swamis of Bochasanwasi Shri Akshar Purushottam Swaminarayan Sanstha (BAPS), presided. Although this temple was envisioned in late 1980s, its construction began in 2012.

Social Security for All

 P. Srinivasa Rao, an agricultural labourer, lived in Ullipalem village of Krishna district in Andhra Pradesh. Being a poor daily wage labourer and having no fixed assets in his name, he could barely manage two square meals for his family. Srinivasa never thought of opening a bank account till he was convinced by Saptgiri Gramin Bank about the benefits of having an account with them. Finally, he opened his bank account in March 2015.  With some persuasion from the bank, he also opted for the Union Government’s Life Insurance Scheme, Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Jyoti Bima Yojna (PMJJBY) and paid the premium amount of Rs. 330 in July 2015. Suddenly, in August 2015, he got a massive heart attack and died leaving behind his wife and two small kids. His wife knew about the insurance cover her husband had taken under PMJJBY.

Television Celebrities Stand Up For Donation on World Blood Donor Day 2016

Indian Television Serial Actors for Blood Donation

Voluntary unpaid blood donations must increase rapidly to meet 2020 goal. In more than half the world’s countries in order to ensure a reliable supply of safe blood for patients whose lives depend on it, WHO said. With the theme Blood connects us all Telly Celeb stands for donating blood.


Kavita Radheshyam rakes anti-LGBT storm amidst international mourning

Kavita Radheshyam

Unassuming firecracker Kavita Radheshyam has just fired her new salvo; her umpteenth one since Faisal Saif's Main Hoon Rajinikanth. And as usual, this too, has her trademark sting. Ta da da.


A Cute Mother's Day Message from Shraddha Kapoor

Shraddha Kapoor with her Mother
Shraddha Kapoor's birthday celebration with her mother

The Baaghi actress Shraddha Kapoor shared an adorable take-back picture on Social Media for Mother’s day. The light eyed beauty is seen sharing a happy moment with her mom on Shraddha’s birthday.


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