From the Temple of ‘Prima Matra’ in Jairambati and Kamarpukur: Essential Practice based on the Fundamentals of Love and Simplicity

Holy Mother Sarada Maa

Holy Mother, Sarada Maa

An Ecstatic Sri Ramakrishna.jpg

Bhakti te Shakti   Shakti te Bhakti

Old Hut at Jairambati

Old Hut at Jairambati

Pran dhara chute chale mati ke sparsha kore

Ei ashirbaad-e chetonar vigraha

Ja sukhya deher aadorsho ke shutholo dehe jagatik karme parinata kare

Aadi ananter ei lilar utshyo

Maa sabda te ke kendro kare

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mother is the supreme space-vessel that allocates the time destiny of material manifestation

She is Mater /Matter Tattva of the great Cosmic Illusion

Chandi Temple at Jairambati

Maa Chandi, Maa Simha Bahini, Maa Mahamaya, Maa Manasa Temple at Jairambati run by close associate of Sarada Maa Family headed by Sri Shantinath Mukherjee

She is the knower and the known willfully discriminating both for the attainment of Moksha

In all her innumerable manifestations, she is the nurturer of all souls in the cycle of evolution

A giver of wisdom, she trades our bondage for ever greater freedom

She accumulates her love for all sentient beings

Pond at Kamarpukur

The Holy Pond in Kamarpukur, Birthplace of Sri Ramakrishna

And liberating them from darkness to light

White Jasmine in Bloom

White Jasmine in Bloom

Her smile shining like the stars above

And her laughter roaring like the thunder

Sometimes pushes us to the edge so we can learn not to fail but fly

Floating in deep space on her lap

We are back to the Godhead of Life Divine

In her own illimitable style (2x)

OM MAA (3x)

-J

PRESS RELEASE:

Ashland Inc.

Ashland India provides science education to disadvantaged children

Partners with Agastya International Foundation for mobile science labs

Mumbai, August 1, 2016 – Ashland Inc. (NYSE: ASH), a global leader in providing specialty chemical solutions to customers in a wide range of consumer and industrial markets, today launched two Mobile Science Labs (MSL) in collaboration with Agastya International Foundation, a non-governmental organization (NGO) that works with financially disadvantaged children through innovative, hands-on science education. The kickoff event held at The Leela Hotel in Mumbai was attended by Ashland leaders and employees, and Agastya representatives who demonstrated their pedagogy through live models. The vans will be operational in and around Ashland India offices in Mumbai and Hyderabad beginning August 5.

MSL is a very powerful and innovative instrument to revolutionize rural education and make education increasingly accessible. It is a catalytic channel that is fun, engaging and interactive, aimed to raise awareness among disadvantaged government school children of the value of learning science. The MSLs travel to remote schools with 100+ hands-on science models covering a wide range of topics in physics, chemistry and biology for Classes 5 through 10. The teaching approach is consistent with India’s National Curriculum Framework and the topics overlap the syllabus of National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT).

There are also experiments not directly correlated to the state syllabus that are intended to spark curiosity and encourage interaction and questions among the children. Children are better able to relate to concepts explained through interactive demonstrations rather than through rote learning. MSLs have been found to be highly effective in delivering large science fairs, and reaching community members through night visits too. Night community visits allow the students’ parents, family and community members to participate in learning sessions about various beneficial topics.

“At Ashland we believe good chemistry is not only about innovative, differentiated science, but also about the way people come together to make a difference,” said Luis Fernandez-Moreno, Ashland senior vice president and president of the Chemicals Group. “With a primary focus on education, the environment and health and human services initiatives, we provide support both financially and through hands-on involvement. We are glad to partner with Agastya for this important community initiative.”

“All companies today want to hire the best talent. Hence, it is also our responsibility to invest in expanding this pool for a sustained future. This partnership with Agastya to bring science in an innovative way to young children is a small step in that direction from Ashland,” said Nelson Corda, general manager, Consumer Specialties, Ashland Specialty Ingredients, Rest of Asia.

Added Sai Chandrasekhar, chief of operations, Agastya International Foundation: “Through the mobile science labs donated by Ashland, we plan to reach out to more than 16,000 students and their teachers. Teachers will be trained with an aim to disseminate knowledge and propagate creative-thinking and problem-solving skills.”

The community involvement plan for Ashland is a blended mix of both financial and engagement support. Employees would be participating in various programs that would require them to use their technical and professionals skills in the arena of social responsibility.

About Ashland
Ashland Inc. (NYSE: ASH) is a global leader in providing specialty chemical solutions to customers in a wide range of consumer and industrial markets, including adhesives, architectural coatings, automotive, construction, energy, food and beverage, personal care and pharmaceutical. Through our three business units – Ashland Specialty Ingredients, Ashland Performance Materials and Valvoline – we use good chemistry to make great things happen for customers in more than 100 countries. Visit ashland.com to learn more.

Ashland in India
In the past few years, Ashland India has rapidly grown to become a business of sizeable value and a growth cornerstone for the company, delivering comprehensive and innovative solutions to fulfill customer needs. Ashland’s India network includes a business center, technical centers, sales offices and distributors in markets such as personal care, pharmaceuticals, building and construction, chemical processing, energy, etc. See ashland.com for more information.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:

Media Relations

Akanksha Bhargava

+91 9963017937

abhargava@ashland.com

 

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