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  • Bhopal: Devotees all set to welcome Lord Ganesha

    Bhopal is all set to celebrate 10-day Ganesha utsav beginning from Thursday. Free Press spoke to some people from Marashtrian community in the city to learn about the significance of the fest and their plans for celebrations. They said that it is the biggest festival for them. They said that great freedom fighter Lokmanya Gangadhar Tilak started it for national unity, but over the time it has become a catalyst for social

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    Lokmanya Tilak death anniversary: 9 quotes by Lokmanya on life and nationalism

    Lokmanya Balgangadhar Tilak, though we fondly call him ‘Lokmanya’ (meaning accepted by people), British labelled him ‘Father of Indian Unrest’. Born on July 22, 1856 in Ratnagiri and later shifted to Pune. A teacher and journalist by profession, Tilak initiated his political life as a social reformer and freedom activist. He published two newspapers – Kesari (Marathi) and Mahratta (English). His slogan ‘Swaraj is my birthright, and I shall have it’ inspired millions

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    Lokmanya Tilak death anniversary: 5 times PM Narendra Modi praised the strongest advocate of ‘Swaraj’

    Fondly called as ‘Lokmanya’, Bal Gangadhar Tilak was a scholar, mathematician, philosopher and ardent nationalist. He founded and served as the president of the Indian Home Rule League. He was the founder-editor of Mahratta (English) and Kesari (Marathi). His powerful words moved the people by thousands. Even today, his words have not lost their relevance. Maybe because of this, we often see Prime Minister Narendra Modi praising him. Here are 5 times

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    Lokmanya Tilak death anniversary: Mumbai’s tribute to the Lokmanya 

    Lokmanya Bal Gangadhar Tilak was one of the first and strongest advocates of ‘Swaraj’, meaning ‘self-rule’. He was the one who coined the phrase ‘Swarajya is my birthright and I shall have it!’ He was the first leader of the Indian Independence Movement and was called as ‘The father of the Indian unrest’ by the British colonial authorities. During his lifetime, he had been tried thrice -1897, 1909 and 1916 – of

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    Book calling Tilak ‘father of terrorism’ is an insult: Pune Mayor

    Pune: Reacting to the incident where freedom fighter and prominent activist Bal Gangadhar Tilak, also known as Lokmanya Tilak, was mentioned as the ‘father of terrorism’ in a Class VIII book, Pune Mayor Mukta Tilak said that it was an insult to the freedom fighters who laid down their lives for the country. Mukta, who is the wife of Lokmanya Tilak’s great-grandson Shailesh Tilak, told ANI, “Lokmanya Tilak served the country for

  • ‘Barrister Jinnah’ is still preserved in Bombay High Court

    Mumbai: Most regard Mohammad Ali Jinnah as a rabidly communal person who colluded with the British and was largely responsible for the partition of the country – and rightly so. But there was also a time when Jinnah was associated with the Congress and professed to be a ‘nationalist’; then, as a practicing lawyer in the Bombay High Court, he had even pleaded for Lokmanya Tilak in his sedition trial. The break

  • OMG! This Mumbai mandal’s Ganesha is made from 1,00,101 agarbattis 

    Mumbai: In this current scenario where people, as well as municipal corporations, are advising Ganesh mandals to keep eco-friendly Ganesha idol, Makba Chawl Sarvajanik Ganeshotsav Mandal in Byculla West has made a mark with their creative and unique form of Bappas every year. This year Makba Chawl Sarvajanik Ganeshotsav Mandal has kept Ganesha idol which is made of 1,00,101 agarbattis. Though the idol is made of plaster of Paris (PoP) the mandal

  • Ujjain: Students create human map to enter record books

    Ujjain: Over four thousand city school students assembled at Kshirsagar ground and created a human map of India on Wednesday morning. The event was conceptualized by the Youth of India organisation. Most students reached the ground directly and were arranged accordingly on the lime powder outline of the map of India.

  • Lokmanya Tilak’s agriculture inputs valuable even today: Sharad Pawar

    Lokmanya Tilak was one such Indian political leader who gave impetus to agriculture production and its overall development. Through his articles in Kesari newspaper, he spoke about many people who depended on agriculture for their livelihood, said Sharad Pawar during an interview with Navshakti editor Prakash Kulkarni in New Delhi.

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    Akshay Kumar revisits history while shooting for ‘Rustom’

    New Delhi: It gives every Indiana sense of pride to get associated with the freedom movement and the fight for independence which the country and its brave men fought. Recently while shooting for his upcoming flick ‘Rustom,’ Akshay Kumar revisited the past.

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    Keeping Indian heritage under lock and key

    Over the past month, and ever since the Union Government took energetic steps to make the observance of World Yoga Day on June 21 as widespread as possible, a furious controversy has erupted over the appropriateness of the move. As a rule, debates and controversies are often decried in India for two reasons: the shrillness of the exchanges (particularly when TV channels get into the act) and the social schisms that often

  • LOTI inculcates integrated personality in students: Prof Hada

    Ujjain : Educational units conducted by Lokmanya Tilak Shikshan Samiti inculcate integrated personality in students. This kind of attention over students suggests that the institute pays equal attention to sports, literary, science and intellectual activities for students. Teachers also promote students to get success in life. Alumni of the institution are making it proud by working in different nations of the world.

  • Kho-Kho tourney begins; Chess contest concludes

    Ujjain : Kho-Kho tournament was inaugurated at Lokmanya Tilak School ground under Atal Sports Meet here on Sunday. Chess Contest was concluded too.

  • LOTSN to orgainse students reunion in December

    Ujjain: Lokmanya Tilak Sanskritik Nyas (LOTSN) is going to organise a students reunion of former students of Lokmanaya Tilak School and College in December 2014. Former students will share their experiences and thought in this two day long reunion event. Nyas’ chief executive officer Ashok Sohoney informed that the reunion will be organised on December 27 and 28. In morning session, get-together and meeting ceremonies will be organised while in the evening

  • Dist wrestling championship held

    Ujjain : Government Madhav College hosted the district wrestling championship. Sandeep Chaudhary of Lokmanya Tilak College won the title in 50 kg category while Sachin Choudhary of Advance College won the 55 kg category. Dr Zafar Mehmood informed that Rahul Choudhary of Madhav College won in the title in 60 kg categlry and Balram Patel of the same college claimed the 66 kg category title. Coach Ramesh Kumar Parashar, Mahendra Yadav, Bharat

  • City schools support ‘Say No to Polythene’ campaign

    Ujjain : Schools have come forward to support Ujjain Municipal Corporation (UMC) led ‘Say No to Polythene’ campaign. City schools have organised awareness programmes and rallies to make students aware about the dangers of usage of polythene bags.