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A Light on Life-Line of Chennaites

Chennai has its own reason for its uniqueness. It stands alone from the other Metros of India in various ways, mainly its people who are known to be men of culture. The fast spaced development taking place in the city(mainly due to I.T industry) gives it a cosmopolitan character, with people from different cast, community and religion residing in its heart. However the natives of Tamil Nadu are very particular about their value system and beliefs. My observation says that Chennai is populated by the best of intellect, awareness and quality of character in its citizens.

Chennaites are world famous for their hospitality and warmth. They strongly adhere to their age-old custom and traditions. Usually the day of a Tamil household begins with early rising and performing religious rites like reciting quraan, mantras or going to worship places etc. The doorsteps are decorated with kolam (decorative patterns made on the floor with rice powder) on daily basis which attribute to the religious significance. Chennaites are very religious and visit their worship places regularly. Muslims are observed to be consistent in performing their five times prayers, but a major chunk of population pays the visit on Friday. All the religious ceremonies, rites and festivals are celebrated with great pomp and show. Breaking of coconuts and pumpkins, carrying deities to the beaches, MUSLIMS heading towards the mosque with their caps, HINDUS applying CHANDANAM (sandal paste) and saffron on their foreheads, chorus sounds of ALLU-LUVIYA are all A reflection on the deep interest of chennaites in their own religion. People are content mainly due to their simple needs and desires. You can find even high profile people taking pride in wearing LUNGI. Another fact that is worth noting is that almost all the political leaders have their association with entertainment industry (cinema). People here are very helpful and cooperative, so if by chance you find yourself lost in the meandering streets of the city, do not panic, somebody will definitely help you. The residents of Chennai are the believer of ‘Love Thy Neighbor’. They build harmonious relationship in their surrounding and vicinity and leave no scope for isolation.

Apart from this, there are a number of people from different cultures residing in the city. This has made Chennai, an absolute blend of varied culture and life style. The city has a considerable population of Sindhis, Gujratis, Malayalees, Muslims and Kannadis who live in perfect harmony with each other and present and excellent example of unity in diversity. Thus, Chennai is a paradise for all those who want to experience the true spirit of the country we call India.

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November 13, 2009 Comments off

Welcome to Shahnawaz Alam’s  Blog

Shahnawaz AlamMan is made by his thought. As he thinks, so he is. One’s perception of his life  greatly impacts  his standard of living, his success and failures,  the way he responds to the odd situations, the extent to which he makes his presence in the society he is living in.  The prime purpose of this blog is to share my thoughts and the other parallel thoughts from external sources which interest me with the readers of my blog.

This blog is about all the things that float through my head, things that make me happy, things that make me wonder, thoughts that settle comfortably in and thoughts that come visiting once in a while. Come in and spend some time in my world. I have something for everyone.

You are most welcome to express your views and take part in the discussion. I would love to read your comments, suggestions, appreciations and criticism.

Shahnawaz Alam

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Induction Day: Welcoming Juniors

I welcome you all to beautiful natural landscape of this institution. I welcome you to a new haven of learning, which is going to be a new home for you to learn and achieve what you want. As you enter, you stay with us for a little while since we are leaving this institution in a couple of months, whereas your stay here will give you a molding experience to shape your career to future.

I remember the day when I had come for the similar Induction Day. I too was one among you. My mind was haunted by questions like how am I going to face my seniors and deal with the new staffs? How will I handle this bend i.e. shift from school life to college life? But to my surprise I found this college amiable. The management here is so Student friendly. The efficient team of faculty, well equipped laboratories, canteen, library, hostel accommodation, prayer hall etc all is there for you to assist you in your learning process. Really, the management will make you feel-at-home here. Meritorious students are encouraged with cash prizes and medals and mementos and every year national level symposiums and seminars are conducted to boost up the competitive spirit and strengthen the technical skills of the students. For those interested in sports and other extra curricular activities, Sports and Games department is there for your help. Your seniors are well behaved and you need not worry about Ragging. From today , you are one of the members of A.M.S family. We are ready to help you in all the ways.

The teachers, our fellow students and other staffs are all a pleasure to interact with and live with them. Unforgettable memories will abound when you leave this institution as we do now. Everyday is a day to be cherished here. Besides learning, here we learn what life is and how should we conduct ourselves in society. For all our success and happiness, the institution paves a way. How well you choose to travel along is in your hands. Make best use of it and ultimately success is yours.

Thank you. I welcome you all a joyous union, indeed for everyone of us. May Grace grant us, this forever.

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