Medha

Medha 2018

Foreword
The ninth edition of Medha to our readers. We have received encouraging and appreciative messages from number of eminent persons and government officials, just like we did in the previous years.
We take this opportunity to thank Sringeri Mutt India, Mr Ray Williams, Member of Parliament, Dr.A.M. Gondane, High Commissioner of India, Mr Geoff Lee, Member of Parliament, Mr Paul Lynch, Member of Parliament and shadow Attorney General, Parliamentary Secretary for Justice, Mr. Anoulack Chantivang, Member for McQuarie Fields, Mr. B. Vanlalvawna, Council General of India, Mr. Prakash Mehta, Hindu Council of Australia and Mr. Albert Vella, President of NSW FCLS, for their messages.
This year’s Medha begins with the annual report and it is very encouraging to see that the school is progressing well taking on new projects every year. There is a significant increase in number of students joining Sanskrit school. ‘Brahma Vidhyas – Bhuma Vidhya’, an article by Kadambi Srinivasan provide details on different brahma vidhyas as mentioned in different Upanishads. ‘Rice grain’s nightmare’, written by Smrithi, a Sanskrit school student, is poetic humorous composition describes the journey of a rice grain. ‘Clean and Healthy Planet’, written by Vijay Singhal, explains the importance of how healthy habits can help towards having a healthy planet. ‘Proto Indo European Language’, by Stephen Knapp explain the origins of such languages as Sanskrit, Greek and Roman for many years ‘Ten commandments to students from Taitriya Upanishad’ by Samba Murthy, provides details on ten key teachings from Taitriya Upanishad, which can be seen also as Guru’s commandments to students for leading good life in keeping with their studies, a manifesto for “Hindu way of way of living” ‘Karma Tapas’, an article written by swami Ganesha swaroopananda Saraswathi, explains tapas by providing quotes from Bhagavadgita. Sarira tapas, vaak tapas, and manasam tapas have been explained in detail. On behalf of the School of Vedic Sciences Executive Committee, students and teachers, we extend our gratitude to NSW Department of Education and Communities, Multicultural NSW, NSW Federation of Community Language Schools and Liverpool Council for their continuous support in maintaining and expanding the teaching of this ancient language to Australians of all backgrounds. We acknowledge the support the school received from various dignitaries including Mr Paul Lynch, MP Liverpool, Ms Nina Conomos, Coordinator, Community Languages Schools program and Mr Albert Vella, President NSW Federation of Community Language schools. We are also thankful to the Principal of Marsden Road Public School Liverpool NSW, Principal of Glenwood Public School, Glenfield NSW and Principal of Darcy Road Public School for providing their classrooms for conducting our learning programmes. We hope you will enjoy reading the all articles encapsulated in the ninth edition of Medha.
The Editorial Team