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Ramayana Reciting : Ancient Womb Engineering for Healthy Fetus growth

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Ramayana recitation during pregnancy is not just about narrating story of Rama to the womb-dweller but also about providing optimum epigenetic environment for maximum pro-life DNAs to unfold!

When Ramayana is replaced by modern TV/Soaps/Magazines, there is imbalance in the mental and pranic environment provided to the womb. Imbalance brings randomness and chaos. Sometimes, physical defects too. Ofcourse, food , water and air intake too play role along with mental and energy level grooming provided during pregnancy!

Point here is: We cannot ignore critical part mother’s mind and activities play in fetus growth.

The prenatal period is a time of dramatic plasticity, when the brain is laying down the structures that control neurobiological function across life.

Molecular “switches” that regulate the way that genes are activated without changing the underlying DNA blueprint decides whether you will get male brain or female brain.

Process is called DNA methylation , an Epigenetic process.Epigenetic processes play a key role in orchestrating transcriptional regulation during development.

Now, modern science is in nascent stage to understand Epigenetic process. It is good that they slowly are debunking Gene dogmas. But on the other hand, they are surrendering to molecular switches. 🙂.

The real Epigenetic process does not begin in molecules outside DNA or outside cells but in mind. That is the root of the all Epigenetic processes. In womb, it is mother’s mind and how she is affected by external environment (+ past like karma of the mind under re-development in the womb).

Mind is like blueprint of execution stored on cloud. You begin from where you stopped in last birth. 🙂

Hint: Why one should recite Ramayana during pregnancy. Why one should read prescribes texts during pregnancy. Epigenetic!


Research


http://www.exeter.ac.uk/news/research/title_432742_en.html

Feeding Formula : Infant’s slow poison

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What is poison for you, may not be true for me.

Something is poison when it is given in overdose against the capacity of digestive fire to digest it. Bodily fire to assimilate it with body. Or when it is प्राणविहीन e.g. feeding formula, urea, processed food etc.

Fertilizers for crops and feeding formula for infants – both are poison as they are burden for digestive fire.

Society that promotes chemical fertilizers for crops and feeding formula for kids, is sick and insane society. We are . Our govt is! (Neem coated urea! 🙂 )


Reference:


 

Digested formula but not digested fresh human milk causes death of intestinal cells in vitro: implications for necrotizing enterocolitis

Premature infants fed formula are more likely to develop necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) than those who are breastfed, but the mechanisms of intestinal necrosis in NEC and protection by breast milk are unknown. We hypothesized that after lipase digestion, formula, but not fresh breast milk, contains levels of unbound free fatty acids (FFAs) that are cytotoxic to intestinal cells.

Lipase digestion of formula, but not milk, caused significant death of neutrophils (ranging from 47 to 99% with formulas vs. 6% with milk) with similar results in endothelial and epithelial cells. FFAs were significantly elevated in digested formula vs. milk and death from formula was significantly decreased with lipase inhibitor pretreatment, or treatments to bind FFAs. Protease digestion significantly increased FFA binding capacity of formula and milk but only enough to decrease cytotoxicity from milk.

https://www.nature.com/articles/pr2012125

Fear-led supplements vs Life-loving wholesome food

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There are 3 ways ahead if you are nutrient deficient.
 
1) Local wholesome food
2) Exotic non-local food (non-veg in grassland)
3) Supplements
 
Only first one is non-destructive, self-sustaining, totally healthy.
 
In second model, there is a chance of contraindications as it is not your native food. If not short term, surely long term old-age issues.
 
Third one is mere placebo. You spend money and get no real benefits except few cases like folic acid. You also create digestive track torture due to extra digestion of chemicals!

In a well-nourished child with a properly functioning immune system, viral infections are typically subclinical or exceedingly mild. Malnourishment, in particular vitamin A deficiency, is a primary cause of poor outcomes. One of the most effective ways to ensure that a viral illness runs a mild or benign course is to provide children with adequate stores of vitamin A prior to exposure.

Instead of putting efforts in providing our children, future citizens, proper diet, we either submit lives to FEAR (Vaccines) or EGO (Post-viral-attack medicines).

Learn to set priorities right and save unnecessary hurdles in life.

Infection prone monsoon comes only after we have had enough Vitamin A rich mangoes 🙂

Mother nature is very kind. She always want to see her kids flourishing, achieving life-goals.

Brain & Mind Development : Why Gadget-free childhood?

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Mind is a process.मन or to think or ‘minding – the process of thinking’. A Process that keeps Brain on the top busy, generating billions and more currents daily. A process can never be silent. A process will always be tense; a process means a turmoil. And mind is always moving from the past to the future. The past goes on being a burden on it, so it has to move into the future. This constant movement creates another tension within you. If you become too much conscious about it, you may go mad. Society trains your capacity into an actuality, it gives you a mind. That is why a Hindu has a certain mind and a Mohammedan has a different mind. Both are men, but their minds are different. A Christian has a different mind… These minds are different because different societies have cultivated them with different purposes, different goals. And so Child development is very important Nation building activity.

There is another process that goes on in heart. It is process of bliss. You can experience it only when you can slow down process of minding. Let Bliss work at higher priority than mind and feel the difference. If you read seer-scientist Patanjali’s Yoga, he begins with the same i.e. cessation of mind. Get the hint and work upon it.

Babies’ brains need stimulation to develop their full potential. Their best learning is from being highly attuned to human stimuli—interacting with your face, voice, and touch. Singing, talking, and reading to babies are all ideal ways of stimulating their senses.

Human stimuli without humans is not possible.

And what do parents and teachers do?

1) Video games, mobiles, tablets, laptops and TV consumes most of the productive time
2) Schools introduce digital mediums for teaching

Period of brain development is limited. Senses develop within first 10-12 years. Do not limit your kid’s potential. Keep them away from media and digital mediums. Educate their school management about neuroscience and ask them to get rid of tablet teaching asap. It is foolish technological fad, that’s it. No real long term benefits. Do not surrender to system for the better future of your kids and their society in future. 🙂 Take care.

Parental Obsession : Physical Growth (Height and Weight) Worry

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I am a parent. New and learning. I meet parents in my league to discuss and observe their issues and try to find solution for my confusions and doubts.

One worry that bites almost all parents is about height and weight of the kid. They put so much attention on vital figures related to height and weight, that pediatricians surrender and prescribe weight gain feeding formulas.

Parents see result. Now their kid is growing fast after starting feeding formula.

What they forget it, by adding supplements in diet, kid will start ignoring real food. This may lead to malnutrition as feeding formula does not come with all necessary nutrients. Also, it is dead food. It is artificial composition. Kid may not digest it fully. Kid can digest best what her feeding mother can or his/her extended family can.

Malnutrition leads to mineral and vitamin deficiency. You are all educated and understand mineral and vitamin deficiency very well.

My point is: Your concern is valid but do not be paranoid about it. Focus on balanced diet. Have patience. Kid’s body is working hard to gel with environment by activating and de-activating genes combination. Feeding formula is not the answer. Mother’s breast-feed up to 2 years will give them immunity boosters. Mother’s breast-feed will give them antibody markers.

If you really want to improve things,

Try to find out organically grown food.
Try to find out ethically procured desi gau milk.
Try to include variety of grains in diet.
Rely on local food.

At the end, look at this picture associated with the post. Those who look strong in outer look are not the strongest always. 🙂 I hope you got the message. Focus on building real stuff in them. Stronger mind, strong values and balanced diet.

Plastic Love : Invite Speech disorders for multiple generations

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कामान् दुग्धे विप्रकर्षत्यलक्ष्मी ;कीर्तिं सूते दुष्कृतं या हिनस्ति ।
शुद्धां शान्तां मातरं मङ्गलानां धेनुं धीरा: सूनृतां वाचमाहु: ।।

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धैर्यवानों (ज्ञानियों) ने सत्य एवं  प्रिय  (सुभाषित) वाणी को शुद्ध ,शान्त एवं  मंङ्गलों की माता रूपी गाय की संज्ञा दी है , जो इच्छाओं  को दुहती अर्थात् पूर्ण करती  है , दरिद्रता को हरती है ,कीर्ति (यश) को जन्म देती है एवं पाप का नाश करती है । इस प्रकार यहाँ सत्य और प्रिय वाणी को मानव की सिद्धियों को पूर्ण करने वाली बताया गया है !!

केयूरा न विभूषयन्ति पुरुषं हारा न चन्द्रोज्ज्वलाः
न स्नानं न विलोपनं न कुसुमं नालङ्कृता मूर्धजाः।
वाण्येका समलङ्करोति पुरुषं या संस्कृता र्धायते
क्षीयन्ते खलु भूषणानि सततं वाग्भूषणं भूषणम्॥

Hindi Translation

बाजुबंद पुरुष को शोभित नहीं करते और न ही चन्द्रमा के समान उज्ज्वल हार, न स्नान, न चन्दन, न फूल और न सजे हुए केश ही शोभा बढ़ाते हैं। केवल सुसंस्कृत प्रकार से धारण की हुई एक वाणी ही उसकी सुन्दर प्रकार से शोभा बढ़ाती है। साधारण आभूषण नष्ट हो जाते हैं, वाणी ही सनातन आभूषण है॥

English Translation
Bracelets do not adorn a man, nor do necklaces which shine like the moon. Neither a bath, nor an ointment, nor flowers and nor decorated hair adorn him. It is cultured speech alone which properly embellishes a man. All other ornaments lose their glitter, only the jewel of speech ever remains.

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वाणी or speech play important role in defining us as humans, distinguishing us from Pasu.

Parenting does not start at birth of a child but actually when you have very first thought of having a child. Since then, as a responsible parents, we must start taking care of the child that is still in mind-space.

Nurture their (future kids’) parental legacy (your body) by your life routine.

One small but important change needed is to reduce plastic usage. BPA stands for bisphenol A. BPA is an industrial chemical that has been used to make certain plastics and resins since the 1960s.

BPA is found in polycarbonate plastics and epoxy resins. Polycarbonate plastics are often used in containers that store food and beverages, such as water bottles. They may also be used in other consumer goods.

Epoxy resins are used to coat the inside of metal products, such as food cans, bottle tops and water supply lines. Some dental sealants and composites also may contain BPA.


Research


http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0199107

BPA can induce multigenerational effects on ability to communicate

Past studies have shown that biparental care of offspring can be affected negatively when females and males are exposed to bisphenol A (BPA); however, previous studies have not characterized how long-term effects of BPA exposure in grandmothers and grandfathers might affect offspring communication ability. In a study published today in the journal PLOS One, researchers at the University of Missouri found that mice pups whose grandparents had been exposed to BPA, had different vocalization patterns. This, in turn, could also affect the amount of parental care they received. Scientists believe results could have important relevance to humans.

“Rodent pups use vocalizations to communicate with one or both parents, as in the case of biparental species, such as California mice,” said Cheryl Rosenfeld, professor of biomedical sciences in the College of Veterinary Medicine, investigator in the Bond Life Sciences Center, and research faculty member for the Thompson Center for Autism and Neurobehavioral Disorders at MU. “There are potential concerns that developmental exposure to BPA might increase an infant’s risk for autism spectrum disorder. Crying is the infant’s earliest communication form and changes in crying vocalization patterns might provide the earliest diagnostic tool for autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Thus, it is important to determine whether multigenerational exposure to BPA can alter pup vocalization patterns.”

Fetal BPA exposure in mice linked to estrogen-related diseases after adolescence

New research in The FASEB Journal suggests that fetal BPA exposure alters the estrogen response in more than 1,000 genes in the uterine epigenome and affects the subsequent estrogen response after puberty

Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology

https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2016-06/foas-fbe061716.php

“Our study demonstrates that fetal exposure to BPA leads to a detrimental change in the adult uterine response to estrogens,” said Hugh S. Taylor, M.D., a senior researcher involved in the work and Chief of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Yale-New Haven Children’s Hospital at the Yale School of Medicine in New Haven, Connecticut. “Our study confirms that BPA is an active compound and can negatively impact fetal development and confirms that steps should be taken to reduce maternal consumption of BPA during gestation.”

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Now you know why female children are becoming adult early and so many male children act like female. BPA led estrogen disruption! 🙁

SAY NO TO PLASTIC. NO PLASTIC CONTAINERS. NO PLASTIC WATER BOTTLES.

3 Studies : How would-be father’s life routine affect future generations

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Of course, focus would be on pregnant mother for 9+ months. Her role and patience is supreme. No doubt about it. But that does not mean we ignore fatherly duties!

Pregnancy does not start when a female realizes conceived baby.It starts much before when very first thought of having kids arises in couples’ mind!

Father plays critical role before pregnancy. His entire life-routine play a significant role in passing legacy to immediate offspring and all future offspring.

Documenting three studies discussing role of father.

Suggestions:

  • Don’t take unnecessary office stress if you are planning to conceive in next 9-12 months
  • No family issues for 9-12 months before planning
  • Control on senses. No indulgence of entertainment, TV, movies etc for 12 months before child planning
  • Simple home-cooked food. Regular food timing
  • Regular exercise, walking and running
  • Surya Namaskara

Research


Increased stress on fathers leads to brain development changes in offspring

New research in mice has found that a father’s stress affects the brain development of his offspring. This stress changes the father’s sperm, which can then alter the brain development of the child. This new research provides a much better understanding of the key role that fathers play in the brain development of offspring.

https://phys.org/news/2018-02-stress-fathers-brain-offspring.html

Stressed mouse dads give their offspring high blood sugar

Paternal Psychological Stress Reprograms Hepatic Gluconeogenesis in Offspring

Both epidemiologic and experimental animal studies demonstrate that chronic psychological stress exerts adverse effects on the initiation and/or progression of many diseases. However, intergenerational effects of this environmental information remains poorly understood. Here, using a C57BL/6 mouse model of restraint stress, we show that offspring of stressed fathers exhibit hyperglycemia due to enhanced hepatic gluconeogenesis and elevated expression of PEPCK. Mechanistically, we identify an epigenetic alteration at the promoter region of the Sfmbt2 gene, a maternally imprinted polycomb gene, leading to a downregulation of intronic microRNA-466b-3p, which post-transcriptionally inhibits PEPCK expression. Importantly, hyperglycemia in F1 mice is reversed by RU486 treatment in fathers, and dexamethasone administration in F0 mice phenocopies the roles of restraint stress. Thus, we provide evidence showing the effects of paternal psychological stress on the regulation of glucose metabolism in offspring, which may have profound implications for our understanding of health and disease risk inherited from fathers

http://www.cell.com/cell-metabolism/fulltext/S1550-4131(16)30006-7?_returnURL=https%3A%2F%2Flinkinghub.elsevier.com%2Fretrieve%2Fpii%2FS1550413116300067%3Fshowall%3Dtrue

The father effect

Discovery of how environmental memories may be transmitted from a man to his grandchildren

If you have diabetes, or cancer or even heart problems, maybe you should blame it on your dad’s behaviour or environment. Or even your grandfather’s. That’s because, in recent years, scientists have shown that, before his offspring are even conceived, a father’s life experiences involving food, drugs, exposure to toxic products and even stress can affect the development and health not only of his children, but even of his grandchildren.

But, despite a decade of work in the area, scientists haven’t been able to understand much about how this transmission of environmental memories over several generations takes place. McGill researchers and their Swiss collaborators think that they have now found a key part of the molecular puzzle. They have discovered that proteins known as histones, which have attracted relatively little attention until now, may play a crucial role in the process.

http://www.mcgill.ca/newsroom/channels/news/father-effect-255992

 

Father, Oxytocin and Parenting

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Fathers are now industrial slaves. They are also entertainment and personal gratification slaves. Hardly get time to gel with kids. Forget about bonding. So oxytocin is always in scarce in blood.

For men, oxytocin function is less important, but it does have a role to play in moving sperm. It also appears to affect the production of testosterone in the testes.
A recent oxytocin study found that it is an important chemical messenger that controls some human behaviors and social interaction. It is oxytocin that triggers the bond between a mother and an infant, and it may also play a role in recognition, sexual arousal, trust and anxiety. Some research shows that the hormone may affect addiction and stress as well.

No wonder why so many teens now display anti-social behaviour. Autism or autism like symptoms are rampant.

First 5-7 years are very critical. If you want your child to grow as sensible citizen, shower your love, as much as possible.


Research


Intranasal oxytocin, but not vasopressin, augments neural responses to toddlers in human fathers

Fathers given boosts of the hormone oxytocin show increased activity in brain regions associated with reward and empathy when viewing photos of their toddlers, an Emory University study finds.

“Our findings add to the evidence that fathers, and not just mothers, undergo hormonal changes that are likely to facilitate increased empathy and motivation to care for their children,” says lead author James Rilling, an Emory anthropologist and director of the Laboratory for Darwinian Neuroscience. “They also suggest that oxytocin, known to play a role in social bonding, might someday be used to normalize deficits in paternal motivation, such as in men suffering from post-partum depression.”

The journal Hormones and Behavior published the results of the study, the first to look at the influence of both oxytocin and vasopressin — another hormone linked to social bonding — on brain function in human fathers.

A growing body of literature shows that paternal involvement plays a role in reducing child mortality and morbidity, and improving social, psychological and educational outcomes. But not every father takes a “hands-on” approach to caring for his children.

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0018506X16304457

Grey Matter Regulation : Why Brahmcharya for Adolescent age?

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If I or any well-wisher of Bharat-Bhumi prescribes Brahmcharya to young generation, not only targeted teens, their parents, media and all, will laugh and mock. That is what happens when society act as zombie and react as zombie! We really no more live sensible life where there is high respect for body and mind. We only believe in exploiting  body and mind for short term gratification.

Let us discuss relation between Gray matter and conspicuous consumption of senses.

What Grey Matter?

Grey matter contains most of the brain’s neuronal cell bodies. The grey matter includes regions of the brain involved in muscle control, and sensory perception such as seeing and hearing, memory, emotions, speech, decision making, and self-control.[1]

When your teens are brainwashed by free-sex propaganda…

Researchers found less grey matter in the brains of men who watched large amounts of sexually explicit material, according to a new study.[2]

“Individuals with lower striatum volume may need more external stimulation to experience pleasure and might therefore experience pornography consumption as more rewarding, which may in turn lead to” more porn watching, said the authors, concluding that more study is needed.

More porn and/or more sex => Less grey matter => dying neural pathways => Inability to perform simple tasks without motivation

Brahmcharya? Ever heard about it? Follow it or perish/become zombie!

“Just as when you remove the internet connection to your computer you won’t get your email anymore, there are white matter pathways which result in large scale communication failures in the brain when damaged,” Van Horn said.
When white matter pathways are damaged, brain areas served by those connections may wither or have their functions taken over by other brain regions, the researchers explain. Irimia and Van Horn’s research on core white matter connections is part of a worldwide scientific effort to map the 100 billion neurons and 1,000 trillion connections in the living human brain, led by the Human Connectome Project and the Laboratory of Neuro Imaging at USC.”

Imagine teens of 2018 – even moderately, without exposure to internet porn, they are being bombarded daily with Sunny Leone and ilk like her.

When teens of 2018 will become adults of 2020, we will have more mentally challenged citizens than ever in past. More suicides, more violence against women and more crimes. Mark my words.

Bloody nonsense condom ads making youth सत्वविहीन, ओजसविहीन – good for nothing weak breed.

Foolish doctors write in articles that sperms are auto-generated daily. Have sex as many times you want! Morons, who will compensate सत्व,ओजस & white matter in brain!

And sick intellectuals compare porn with Khajuraho & Kamasutra!

Days are not far when modern medical science will start accepting पञ्चकोशीय शरीर विज्ञान

What is solution? Is there any way we can bring back addicted-teens to normalcy?

Here is the way to increase gray matter : Meditation

Any doubt why in ancient Gurukul education, Yoga and meditation was de-facto standard?

Mindfulness practice leads to increases in regional brain gray matter density [3]

Therapeutic interventions that incorporate training in mindfulness meditation have become increasingly popular, but to date, little is known about neural mechanisms associated with these interventions. Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), one of the most widely used mindfulness training programs, has been reported to produce positive effects on psychological well-being and to ameliorate symptoms of a number of disorders. Here, we report a controlled longitudinal study to investigate pre-post changes in brain gray matter concentration attributable to participation in an MBSR program. Anatomical MRI images from sixteen healthy, meditation-naïve participants were obtained before and after they underwent the eight-week program. Changes in gray matter concentration were investigated using voxel-based morphometry, and compared to a wait-list control group of 17 individuals. Analyses in a priori regions of interest confirmed increases in gray matter concentration within the left hippocampus. Whole brain analyses identified increases in the posterior cingulate cortex, the temporo-parietal junction, and the cerebellum in the MBSR group compared to the controls. The results suggest that participation in MBSR is associated with changes in gray matter concentration in brain regions involved in learning and memory processes, emotion regulation, self-referential processing, and perspective taking.

References:

[1] VARIATION WITH AGE IN THE VOLUMES OF GREY AND WHITE MATTER IN THE CEREBRAL HEMISPHERES OF MAN: MEASUREMENTS WITH AN IMAGE ANALYSER

The total volumes and relative quantities of grey and white matter have been measured in sixty‐five normal male and sixty‐five normal female cerebral hemispheres. Fixed hemisphere volume was found to fall linearly at 35% per decade for men from 641 ml at the age of 20 to 463 ml at the age of 100. For women the decrease was 1–9% per decade from 531 ml at 20 years to 462 ml at 100 years. After correction for the effects of fixation and for the secular increase in brain size, it was concluded that mean hemisphere volume remained roughly constant between the ages of 20 and 50 years (558 ml for men, 474 ml for women). After the age of 50 the mean volume in both sexes fell at about 2% per decade. The ratio of the volumes of grey to white matter was the same for the two sexes at all ages. Its mean value was 1–3 at the age of 20, falling to 11 at the age of 50, then rising steadily to over 1–5 at 100 years. It is impossible in practice to correct these measurements for the effects of fixation or secular change. Fourteen hemispheres from thirteen elderly female dements were also measured. The total volume was 18% lower than for an age‐matched group of normals, but the ratio of grey to white matter was identical.”

https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/j.1365-2990.1980.tb00283.x

[2] https://luxtimes.lu/archives/16991-does-porn-affect-the-brain-scientists-urge-more-study

[3] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3004979/

Community Driven School in Ahmedabad Celebrates अक्षय तृतीया

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Did your kid’s school celebrate अक्षय तृतीया? (18th April, 2018)
 
Summer camp but no अक्षय तृतीया?
 
How shallow our education is!!
 
It is the day when farmer begins new food cycle for us. Day when farmer community requires our support. Consumers’ support and best wishes. Big Bazaar does not feed us, farmers do! 🙂
 
Please ensure that your kid know importance of real heroes!!
 
Successful food cycle is more critical than Dhoni’s shifting to new home or buying gold for self OR IPL SCORES!
 
Is it not the food that sustain our life?
 
Why such misplaced priorities?
 
Think about it.
 
Walk the talk! Right? Let me share how someone’s dream school is now reality!!
 
Shardul Shishu Vihar (शार्दुल शिशु विहार), a school that I imagined for years, is reality in A’bad and Surat! Community run school. In this schools, Kids’ vacation starts by helping farmers! Real celebration! Not only they are exposed to food cycle very early in life, they also participated in the divine food cycle process.
 
Heartiest congratulations to community run school शार्दुल शिशु विहार! You are inspiration for all of us!! All kids are blessed!
 
May our tribe increases manifold!

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