There was a place ‘Ankoli’ in Sholapur district in Maharashtra State. Dr Arun Deshpande wanted to do something for his village. He went there and there is no water in that village even in 600 feet deep bores. He thought that he wanted to do rain water harvesting system for the village. He made a new concept ‘Water Bank’. We heard State Bank, Bank of India, Indian bank, etc. and this is different bank named Water Bank. What he did was, he dug 26 feet in 5 acre area and put geo membrane cover which is cost nearly 7 lakh rupees. Water used to come into this bank and the capacity was one crore litres which was sufficient for 2 years for that village. Farmers use to give water to this water bank in rainy season area and take back in other seasons for irrigation and other purpose. This was successful water bank, and now 15 villages wanted the same water bank for their villages. Banks are also giving loans for this purpose. Water will not sink downside because of geo membrane cover and mustard oil (and with evaloc chemical spray) was used upper side for water should not become evaporation in summer season. This is saving water in both types of upper side using mustard oil and down side using geo membrane cover. You can see these links http://www.cleanindiajournal.com/collective_water_management_through_water_banks/ and http://nirman.mkcl.org/Downloads/Presentations/Visit%20to%20Water%20Bank.pdf
(Real facts : In water audit, Dr Arun Deshpande found the inconvenient truths that “By exporting the crops and selling them in the market, we were actually exporting the virtual water content in the products to the cities.” Their audit showed that when they exported one litre of milk to the cities, they were exporting 10,000lt of water with it as water was used for cattle, fodder, etc. The export of one egg meant 600lt of water, one kilogramme of mutton – 35,000lt of water, one kg of sugar – 4000lt, one kg of wheat 6000lt, one kg of rice – 11,000lt, one kg of paper – 35000lt and 1.5kg of beef meant 50 tonnes of water. That was shocking news for everybody.)
Knowledge is bank also like Water Bank, if you use, you can become more expert in that subject. Dr Hari babu is also having reading habit which will give knowledge. In Leather auxiliaries lab almost all the people having the reading habit, I know personally Dr M Balakrishnan sir, Head of PME is having reading habit and he is from the same section. Dr Hari babu is calm and quiet and he is having smiling face. We feel happy when we see smiling face and if we see not smiling faces, we feel why we have seen this face. He will not interfere anybody’s work or activities. We use to see some people interfere other’s work unnecessarily. Dr Hari Babu was joined as B.Sc and upgraded his qualifications upto Ph.D levels because he is in CLRI. If it is State Government we won’t think for further studies and we have good environment for studies further. Dr Hari babu worked under Dr S Rajadurai for long time. They do not venture for experimental research and they do only safe research which is workable and successful. Dr Hari babu use to work in some conferences and seminars if the organizers asked for particular job to be done.
Family members wanted to go 10th floor, then If the lift breakdown, they go by walk upto 10th floor, and they missed key of the house. At that time, we know the importance of lift. When the lift breakdown, people will be scared like anything, there will be a alarm button, and a phone no for this, even though we will get scared when the lift breakdown. Shri Mohan baba worked as lift operator in the quarters and worked efficiently as a lift operator. I have not seen Mr Mohan baba talking with somebody and he is always in mounam (silence mood). People are generally talkative and I use to say to mother’s elder sister that I will give 100 rupees if she won’t talk one hour. Silence is a great practice and power which Ramana Maharshi and Arvind practiced for their life time.
In Coimbatore, One colonel has done marriage to his daughter and there was so much excess food, so he gave that food to hospital like Annadanam. Many people were hungry and not able to go out for food. Patients use to get food from hospital but who are going to see the patient do not have the facility to get the meal. After seeing this, Colonel has started Annadanam daily. This story gave inspiration to one fellow in Hyderabad. One fellow went to see abroad for his son and on Sunday in hospital somebody has given breads to patients. Then he came to India with idea of annadanam and another fellow retired from NIMS hospital also joined in this annadanam on daily basis. There is so much commitment for doing social work, why I am telling this, even his mother death day also, he prepared meals for hospital and sent for annadanam. You can see this : http://www.hindu.com/2009/05/08/stories/2009050860000400.htm
Social work is so difficult and every one cannot do it because it needs commitment to the cause. Mr Mohan baba’s wife used to work in quarters temple as a social work.
I Prey almighty to give them good health and prosperity in their lives.