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Wednesday, 6 May 2020


"If some one forgets all delicacies , and  mannerisms in insulting an elderly person ..... we need to pity such a person. Do what you should do. We cant do any thing more than that - they are destined to suffer a lot in future - come what may." - LbnRaj

Wednesday, 22 January 2020

Dear Friends, Ms Lopamudra Mohanty - a renowned storyteller of India, was a resource person today  for Std SRKG kids for their 2nd Workshop on STORYTELLING - under Shishuvan Reading Challenge - 2019-20. The session was amazing and dramatic. Children enjoyed every bit of the event / moment. It was interactive and participatory. Our Librarian - Ms Jamila Merchant organized the session

Thursday, 18 July 2019

Tuesday, 25 June 2019

Saturday, 22 June 2019

Librarians Day - Seminar - 2016, Aug 12 - Report by Mrs Favia Fernandes - Don Bosco High School, Matunga

Librarians Day - Seminar - 2016, Aug 12 - Report by Mrs Favia Fernandes - Don Bosco High School, Matunga
9 Sept, 2016
-Inputs from Ms. Christina Mascaranhes, Mr. Cliffrichard D’Souza & Ms. Flavia Fernandes
Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP)  – Mrs Christina Mascarenhas
The NLP seminar was conducted by The All India Association of Catholic schools (AINACS) from the 5th to 7th August at Cochin. The resource persons were Mr. Arul Subramaniam and Ms Narmada Rao. There were 42 participants in all.
NLP is a powerful training which demonstrates that people have a unique way of thinking and processing information. It helps a person know his/her unconscious patterns and bring them to awareness. Through NLP, one learns to use language in a compelling way, to create rapport instantly, and to use different strategies to motivate different people. It presupposes a spirit of curiosity. It teaches a person to focus on how people say things, and emphasizes that all spoken words should be treated as rumours unless they are substantiated by action.
Through the sessions, the participants were challenged to focus on behaviour, without attaching meaning to it. They were made to think and explore whether they were models of the behaviour they wanted to see in others. Finally they learned to accept the reality that change is the only way forward, since, if they did what they always did, they would get what they always got.
Librarian’s Day cum Seminar on Excellence in School Education – Mrs. FlaviaFernandes
The librarian’s seminar was held on 12th August 2016 at Shishuvan School. The seminar was rich in content – knowledge and experience – as recorded in personal testimonies below:
Rajshekhar Devrai, Senior Librarian, with thirty years experience says that the school librarian is the first person to talk to students about the books; a librarian is a person engaged in collecting, organizing and disseminating information.
Jamila Merchant, Librarian of Shishuvan noted that a Librarian plays an important part in the life of a child. S/he should have a passion for books, should be computer literate and child friendly. As a primary section librarian she tell stories after issuing books according to the child’s ability to read, and assists the child individually if s/he is unable to read. She reiterated the importance of interpersonal skills to help deal with students, teachers and others.To sum up she says a librarian has to be a facilitator and story teller and help to access information to both students and fellow members.
Mr. Premjibhai, the Chairperson expressed his love for reading during his school days. He confessed that even now when he visits his native place in summer he visits his school library and loves to read.  He lamented the fact that today children have moved away from reading because of excess use of internet and mobile phones; and so, we have a challenge to bring them back.
Mr.Rajashekhar Devarai opined that the school library is a school’s physical and digital learning space where reading, inquiry, research, thinking, imagination and creativity that are central to students information take place.
The parents said that it is important for them to motivate the child to read, develop love for books and enlarge child’s world to read. However, they faced a dilemma due to lack of time, a fast paced society and packed schedules, besides a growing tight budget;  hence the school library is a better place for reading.
This session also provided inputs for teachers and librarians into good reading habits as also a reflection into a librarian’s vocation.

Source of Info : Librarians Day - cum - Seminar - 2016 Aug 12 - Report by Flavia Fernandes - Don Bosco School Matunga

Wednesday, 19 June 2019

Human Errors are seasonal and contextual

"Often Human Errors are seasonal and contextual. As of now there is no error proof individual in society. It is too risky and illogical  to generalize. Of course we all tend to believe some as perfect and error proof." - LbnRaj ; ;  

Monday, 17 June 2019

When u have no choice but to accept d worst, it is wise to search for d best in d worst, come what may. There is nothing worst in this world. LbnRaj ;

When u have no choice but to accept d worst, it is wise to search for d best in d worst, come what may. There is nothing worst in this world. LbnRaj ;

Friday, 14 June 2019

I commit and dont do ...

"I commit and dont do any thing about it. I succumb to the circumstances and  things that distract and overpower me on and on and again and again. I know, I have n number of reasons for not doing .... not honoring my commitments. Now I realise again that ..... doing and not doing a things depends how badly, sadly and intensely craving for what I should be doing. Loss is mine and no one else can be held responsible for what I dont do. I need to honor myself and commitment, else, I will continue to be doing things that dont want. Let me honour myself before it is too late." - LbnRaj ; ;  

Tuesday, 4 June 2019

"Those who dont respect themselves have a tendency to believe that others hate them." - LbnRaj ; ; 

When a person keeps harming you unawares.

4th June 2019 : "When a person is good to you and keeps harming you without his/her knowledge, it is not a harm at all. The best option would be to be at your best come what may. Sooner not later truth is going to prevail and the relation can be scaled to its next level, come what may. " LbnRaj ; Rajashekhar S Devarai.

Monday, 3 June 2019

"If one needs to be on right track, it is necessary to go in every day for a daily core of chanting positive thoughts invariably, else, negative thoughts will over power on their own. It is like brushing our teeth every day in the morning, so is the case to be with positive thoughts. lbnraj ; "

"If one needs to be on right track, it is necessary to go in every day for a daily core of chanting positive thoughts invariably, else, negative thoughts will over power on their own. It is like brushing our teeth every day in the morning, so is the case to be with positive thoughts. lbnraj ; "

Wednesday, 29 May 2019

Music brings tala and laya to life

"Life takes us stages where every thing looks hay-way and haphazard. We tend to think that we have lost direction and purpose. Music has the power to soothe us, order us and bring us back to rhythm, order and flow. Next higher order is to get into silence and meditation which invariably is a source of all music. Embracing music, especially classical music is an easy and untiring route to bliss which all of us crave for often. No need to understand, u just flow with that and make way for losing yourself to ecstasy for some time".

LbnRaj ; ; Inspiration : Gauri Pathare's classical raaga / 29th May 2019
Gauri Pathare

Friday, 3 May 2019

Get motivated effortlessly and naturally

Get motivated effortlessly and naturally
Getting motivated is by focusing on the grand vision of your life. Getting motivated and de-motivated is as natural as breathing. One has to accept both in a flowing state. One need to naturally tend towards being motivated again and again endlessly. As inhaling and exhaling is necessary for being alive, so is the case with motivated and de-motivated. It has to do a lot with our feeling and attitude. The best way to get motivated is to listen to the enlightened as often and regularly as possible endlessly. One pre-requisite is to take this process naturally and effortlessly. One needs to move from negative to positive naturally, ultimately to rest as often as possible in a state of being and bliss.
Lbnraj ;
3rd May 2019 ;

Saturday, 13 April 2019

naanu eka naanu aneka (kannada kavana)

Dina patrike kailli hididu,
indu dinanka yaavudu
endu hudukaaduva
Dinanka kelidavaryaru?
Dinanka hudukuvavaryaru?
Patrike maresidavaryaru?
Dinanka maresidavaru?
Naanu vande?
Allalla naanu aneka,
Naanu ekadali aneka
anekadalli eaka
naanu nannolagilidaaga, nannolageridaga
naanu ananta
naanu eka
ekadalli eka
elladaralli naanu
nannolage ellavu
emba artha anartha
matte matte, jeevi.
Ra Sha Devarai

Lbn Raj

Friday, 12 April 2019

I dont want to focus on what went wrong

"I dont want to focus on what went wrong., instead I focus on how would I do better if I happen to confront/face the same situation / same issue again in future. The next moment I am totally on  the here and now moment as I want to be at my best again and again." - LbnRaj ;

Thursday, 11 April 2019

I can always find my passion and my way in whatever I am asked to do......

11th April 2019

What should I be doing now .....
I should continue to do the best in whatever I do. What should I do to be the best in that? I often seem not be qualified to do that is close to my heart, no way further. Should I give up as I am not allowed or not comfortable in doing the thing that is very close to my heart?
I have realised that, I have all the choice to pick up the best from What I am given by the almighty. I f I am not doing what is close to my heart, I can always do the best in whatever comes to me. I have realised that I can always do the things in my most intimate ways. I have given up the idea of doing the best things and the things that are close to my heart. I have oflate decided to find the best I like in whatever I do. Now I am what stand for... though at the outset I may have been doing things that were of not my choice. I have learnt to be what I am in whatever I do.... whether I picked up those things to do or simply I was asked to do those things.
LbnRaj ; ;

Monday, 18 February 2019

I can be judged wrong even if I continue to be right and just ...

Feb 18, 2019

I can be judged wrong even if I continue to be the best, right and just.
There have been endless occasions when I was right and I was taken to be wrong and illogical, put down by people around. I continue to be right and just come what may. This stand and stubbornness of mine I am sure this  is making me stronger day by day. God bless all around me to get back to the righteous path sooner and not later.
LbnRaj ; ; ; 

Tuesday, 5 February 2019

Election - Indian Library Association

My Dear Professional friends,

I appeal  all the Indian Library Association members to cast their  valuable  vote to the following  panel lead by the young, enthusiastic and dynamic personality Professor B. D. Kumbar, DLIS, Karnatak University, Dharwad.
I m convinced about the professional commitments made by Dr B D Kumbar and Team

With regards,

Rajashekhar Devarai

 ILA Election Manifesto
Professor, Department of Library and Information Science, Karnatak University, Dharwad, KARNATAKA.
For the Post of President, ILA, India
ILA ELECTION, 2019-2022
“Beautiful Minds Inspire others”
    Our Agenda: A Think Tank for Future Development of Library Profession in India
o Initiation of NextGen Library Movement in the digital age;
o Promotion of the training of LIS professionals through short-term workshops
o Convince the State Governments to enact Public Library Acts in the states that have not enacted yet
o Improvement of the status of LIS professionals in the light of guidelines issued by UGC, State Governments and other apex bodies.
o Promotion of research in library and information science
The Indian Library Association was established nine decades back with a vision of furtherance of library movement in India, promotion of training of librarians and improvement of status of librarians. Over the years nine more objectives were added to the vision and mission statement of the ILA. Since inception the Association provided a wide variety of services and programs to its members and also others, who seek technical support or advice. Due to the selfless service rendered by 28 Presidents and their teams, the Association has achieved many milestones.
o Establishing linkages with LIS schools and libraries & industries
o Encouraging publication of books
from LIS professionals
o Organizing Indian Library
Association conferences /seminars according to internationally accepted standards
o Assisting the organizations to develop their library and information centers
o Helping Accreditation bodies to draw effective parameters to accredit LIS schools
o Formulation of standards for Library and Information centers
As a philosopher puts it, it is not required to put blame on others for not doing everything perfect. The teams have achieved what best could be possible during their tenure within the limitations. To continue the ideologies and works left behind by the past teams, we have formed a team comprising of Librarians, LIS teachers with a mix of young and old blood.
o We will fight for the implementation of proper Scales and staffing pattern in private institution’s Libraries.
o Our team will work for filling the vacant posts in Libraries and Library Schools at various levels in the country as well make the pressure on the authorities, Government in Centre and States for the same.
o Propagating the concept of Green Libraries and Green Information Literacy.

 Our Team Members: Squad of Library Builders in India
Prof. B D Kumbar
DLIS, Karnataka University, Dharwad
 General Secretary
Dr. O N Chaubey
Pravasi Bharatiya Kendra, Ministry of External Affairs, New Delhi
1 2
1 2 3 4
Council Members (Zones)
Council Members (Open Constituency)
    South Zone
        East Zone
      Union Territory
                  Dr. Vinay Bhaskar Patil
Dr. A K Sharma
Prof. Ramesha B
Dr. Rakesh Kumar Mohindra
Librarian, Assam University, Silchar
 North Zone
Dr. Rupesh Gaur
Librarian, Indira Gandhi National College, Ladwa, Kurukshetra, Haryana
DLIS, Banglore University, Banglore
 Central Zone
Prof. S. Kumar
Professor (Retd.) & Ex Dean Faculty of IT, Vikram University, Ujjain
 Mr. Mrinal Kanti Mondal
Superintendent Library Services,
Dept. of Film Studies, Jadavpur University
 West Zone
South Zone
Dr. Milind Babarao Anasane
Dr. Suresh Jange
Librarian, HPM College of Engineering & Technology, Amravati.
 Dy. Librarian Gulbarga University,
 Kalaburagi, Karnataka
 Asstt. Librarian, Dept. of Law, Panjab University, Chandigarh
 Dr. Sivasankar Prasad Orugonda
Dy. Librarian, Central University of Hyderabad
 Dr. Shakuntala Dahiya
Sri Aurobindo College (Eve.), University of Delhi
 Ms. Mamta Amarpuri
Librarian, Darshan Academy, New Delhi
 Dr. Jivesh Bansal
Prof. Prahalad G. Tadasad
Dy. Librarian, Panjab University, Chandigarh
 Professor DLIS & Registrar (Evaluation), Akkamahadevi Women’s University, Vijayapura
 Dr. Surender Kumar
Chief Documentation Officer, ICAR-Indian Institute of Soybean Research, Indore.
 Librarian, ADPM’s Women’s College of Arts, Commerce and Home Science Jalgaon.
   Dr. Chetan Sharma
  Dr. B N Hemavathi
  Mr. Narender Kumar
Dy. Librarian, Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra
 Asstt. Professor, Tumkur University, Tumkur
 Dy. Librarian, Lingayas University, Faridabad
   Dr. Mohan R Kherde
Librarian, Sant Baba Gadge University, Amravati
   Dr. Akash Singh
Asstt. Librarian, National law University, Delhi
   Dr. Anand Dodamani
Asstt. Librarian, TISS, Mumbai
   Dr. Praveen Kumar
Librarian, I. B. College, Panipat
➢ Dr. Pardeep Rai, Librarian, Maitreyi College, Delhi University. Delhi
➢ Dr. Rajkumar Bhakar, Associate Professor, JJT University, Jhunjhnu, Rajasthan
➢ Dr. Narender Singh Shokeen, Retired HOD, DLIS, Kalpna Chawla Polytechnic, Ambala
We earnestly request you to cast your precious vote to elect the team to serve you for the next three
            years (2019-2022) and help us to take ILA to its tenth decade.
Prof. B .D. Kumbar
(On behalf of all the team members)
    He, who experiences the Unity of life see his own self in all beings, and all beings in his own self, and look on everything with an impartial eye.
Lord Buddha

Friday, 25 January 2019

January 25, 2019 The person who tends to hate you, hates you, thinks all the time sincerely that you hate him/her. You dont stop loving come what may. Every one is on their own life's journey consciously and unconsciously. You continue to be compassionate and the best come what may. ; lbnraj

January 25, 2019

The person who tends to hate you, hates you, thinks all the time sincerely that you hate him/her. You dont stop loving come what may. Every one is on their own life's journey consciously and unconsciously. You continue to be compassionate and  the best come what may. ; lbnraj

Thursday, 24 January 2019

The meek, weak and helpless could be harmful and dangerous.

January 24, 2019

The meek, weak and helpless could be harmful and dangerous. The very act of your kindness and complacence could be termed as your weakness. Your being too good may bounce back. You may be branded as having all those traits of a ill person. When repairing a person is beyond your level, dont prod further, leave it, leave it to God. But you be at your best come what may. LbnRaj ; ; 

Wednesday, 23 January 2019

If your being best is a problem to people around!

January 23, 2019

"It is not at all important how and how much and in what way the person next to you ridiculed, belittled and made fun of you. Your response and level of your intake is important. Pray God to give wisdom to that person and you continue to be the best. If your best cannot be digested by people around you, leave it, leave it to God." - LbnRaj ; 

Monday, 21 January 2019

If I am my thoughts !

21st Jan 2019

If I am my thoughts !
If I am my thoughts, it is but a blend of my yesterday and tomorrow into the HERE AND NOW.... ie today.
Let me learn to dwell in the HERE AND NOW ... with due connection to my yesterday and tomorrow. This kind of learning of my has always brought me to the heights and depths of my being. LbnRaj ;

Tuesday, 15 January 2019

If you are hard hit !!!!

Jan 15, 2019
If you are hard hit !!!!

"If you are hard hit in life and found yourself desperate  often , be proud of it, because you could be one of those who had the honor of  getting into bliss. Your thoughts I am sure will touch hearts of many whether you know it or not". LbnRaj ;

Monday, 14 January 2019

We cannot search for some thing we dont know ....!!

14th Jan 2019
We cannot search for some thing we dont know ....!!! This is the ultimate truth. When I forget every thing human .... I am with the ultimate. When I feel I am lost ... I am actually not lost but the wider me... the ultimate me ..... or the ultimate itself.
Nothing can be , is unknown to me .... When I look at things from my human and limited me .... some things look impossible. From the angle of the ultimate me the grand me .... and when I look and act from my ultimate me .... there is nothing known as IMPOSSIBLE. Impossible is a word invented by the "HERE AND NOW" me not the ultimate me.
When the child tastes a bitter thing for the first time .... it does not like it. It knows well in advance about the bitterness of that thing. So we know the meanings and extents of the things we seem to think we dont know.
lbnraj ;

Thursday, 10 January 2019

If you plan on being anything less than you are capable of being, you will probably be unhappy all the days of your life. Abraham Maslow

If you plan on being anything less than you are capable of being, you will probably be unhappy all the days of your life. 
Abraham Maslow
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Monday, 7 January 2019

There are rare chances ..... if life gets shaped exactly the way you desired

7th Jan 2019

There are rare chances ..... if life gets shaped exactly the way you desired.
Dont get excited if in your life gets shaped exactly the way you desired. Normally it wont happen that way, if you think, it is happening in your life ..... take it as an abnormal situation and introspect. Life should continue as an interpaly of  some of the things that we desired and some of the things that v never desired or anticipated. We should allow life to get itself shaped as a flow and thing in motion.
Rajashekhar Devarai

Monday, 31 December 2018

Learning is a continuous and non-stop process.

Dec 31, 2018
Learning is a continuous process and should never end.

Learning is a continuous and non-stop process. The moment we take a pause and stop in this regard ... we start becoming out of place and irrelevant. Outcomes of learning could work as a great source of inspiration and motivation to others .... but it does not work for long. The learning outcomes need to be reviewed, revised and re-looked again and again.
The things we have learnt till date may become irrelevant and obsolete to ourselves and others. No need to be surprised over this. We need to continue to review and revise our learning .... and continue to have a fresh look each time. As we grow young over the years ... v need to unlearn some things and learn new things that keep us hale and healthy. We need to redefine and review our learnings before they become irrelevant and obsolete.
LbnRaj ;

Monday, 24 December 2018

Life is full of give and takes, excusing and getting excused ....

24th Dec 2018
Life is full of give and takes, excusing and getting excused ....
Perfection in life is to continue to be passionate in giving and taking, excusing and getting excused. Perfection in life is to continue to pause as often as possible to find peace and higher order and godly meanings of things we keep doing restlessly. Perfection in life is continue to master the art of patience and and the art of smiling. Perfect in life is to contain blissfully the like and the unlike blissfully." - LbnRaj 

Monday, 17 December 2018

When people dont accept your thoughts and ideas ......

17th December 2018

When People dont accept my thoughts and ideas and the ways I am, I feel bad and sad. Next moment I realise, may be I am not mature enough either to express my thoughts, may be my preparation and homework is not enough, may be my thoughts are incoherent. The next moment I realise ...  my work towards excellence needs to be more intense, clear and godly. The next moment I realise Gods grace on me for realizing  atleast this much for the time being." - LbnRaj

Saturday, 15 December 2018

There is always some one more informed and knowledgeable than you in life .....

15th Dec 2018
There is always some one more informed and knowledgeable than you in life.
There is always a tendency in people around to impress you upon that the life is not good, people are not good., it is nothing fair to be good and positive in life. You are always taught to be inclined to material wealth.
It is quite natural to face downs and lows in life. How much we suffer, how much we are  put to inconvenience is not important. How we respond to it .... how we take is important. People around may induce you to go in for shortcuts, may induce you to go in for unfair means. You know very well, success by unfair means has never made you happy. How do we do now? ..... There is always some one more informed and knowledgeable than you in life. Listen to them .... by reading or meeting. It always helps... it has always helped me. Solaced me.
Like we need good food to be healthy physically, we need good and positive and thoughts / ideas to be healthy mentally. This is more important than maintaining a good physique. Find ways and means of being with great souls, great beings .... who live an inspired life and who are destined to inspire others. Mean while, you can be a guru to all those who come to you for help, soothing and clarity. Cheers.
(Help me in improving my communicative english. Do message me about my linguistic flaws).

Thursday, 13 December 2018

Every down you encounter makes way for a new beginning and re-assertion ...

13th Dec 2018

Every down you encounter opens up new new avenues and ways. You may or may not be the reason for your downs. You need to won the lows as you own the ups. Two things happen in our lives on a regular basis.... ones that we plan and make them happen .... others happen on their own. Accept both the things happily and with a smile.
Great downs are foundations of great ups. Dont get stuck .... move on. Continue to be the best to handle ups and downs .... rest leave it to the unknown, come what may.

Glance at what happened and what may happen next but be firm and aware of the RIGHT NOW MOMENT, COME WHAT MAY.   

Tuesday, 20 November 2018

You continue to be the best come what may

20th Nov 2018

You continue to be the best, come what may .....
There may be moments in life when you are at your best consistently and failures embrace. Dont curse God or the almighty, it could be a beginning of a grander design for you and your life. Accept what comes gracefully and just continue to be the best. You are what you are today based on the success and failures of yesterdays.

lbnraj ;

Thursday, 1 November 2018

I live in two different worlds .....

"I live in two different worlds".
"One world where in I think I am always right and people around are either wrong and not good to me. I continue to get hurt by people around by their unreasonable expectations and by their continuing ridicules on me. Then as usual I think, it is ok, let me continue to be right and good come what may."
"There is another world I continue to live in. That is ...... I question my self after listening to great souls, is it true that I am always right. I realise with utmost confidence that Yes .... I am not always right. I start believing that People around me were not as bad and wrong as I thought them to be ..... that I did not do any thing substantial to heal and correct people around for whatever they did and said to me. Instead I found myself to be silently and indirectly inducing them to be more on the wrong and undesirable side , unintentionally though. Many a times I realise that I and my actions, words too cause people to say and act the way they do , act and behave."
"I feel myself great and right when I am in the company of great people , great souls ...... but again after some time ...... I keep saying to myself .... i am always right ..... come what may I will continue to be right and best."
"How do I emerge myself as better than the best ... is the quest I keep pursuing ..... here I feel better and more reasonable".
Does this happen to all of you?

Wednesday, 24 October 2018

A Bookworm spots The Bookworm

“A Bookworm” spots “The Bookworm” – A Book Review  At Random

The Bookworm / Lavanya R N and Shilo Shiv Suleman.-Chennai : Karaditales, 2010, pp33. 
Rs 199.00

I have the habit of browsing through the books, be it in my house or  or a library or a bookfair.  Today I was doing the same in my school book fair.  At times when you don’t expect any thing great to happen and keep going, you get when you have been longing for, for days and years.  It was in one of these moments that this bookworm spots a book , “The Bookworm” authored by Lavanya N R and illustrated by Shilo Shiv Suleman.  A huge crowd around, I got to a corner and stared reading the book.  How can a bookworm miss to read a book titled The Bookworm?
Image result for the bookworm by lavanya nr

It took about 20 minutes to read, stoped a few moments to check the meanings of words like, bully, streak, tyke, huddle, puddle, splatter, snigger, and perk. It could be an easy read for a kid and an English Teacher and not for me any way. To me it is a marvellous book talking about books, library, reading and bullying, ending with a fantastic positive note . I congratulate both Lavanya (text) and Shilo for creating such a master piece for kids and of course all bookworms like me. And by the way I am a school librarian as you know.

The text contains the words and phrases kids love.  Illustrations are lovely and realistic and take children to their dream world. Kids I am sure would end up learning positive vibes about reading, books and Libraries. I wish every school librarian reads this book and uses the same for their storytelling sessions. I remember to have read few karaditales in kannada long back. Reading this title seems to have refreshed my old memories as a child. Thank you authors, thank you Karadi (Vishwanath and Shobha). Best Wishes.

Rajashekhar S Devarai

Chief Librarian, Shishuvan English Medium School, Mumbai

23rd Oct 2018

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Monday, 22 October 2018

When nothing works ....... !

"Nothing works, when you continue to stumble upon failures ...... It is ok. Go back to best part of yourself and re-assert TO BE AT THE BEST OF YOURSELF. If you are at your best and things wont work, you are on the right path. Come what may, you are right and just dont bother about what comes to you. Come what may .... you be the best. This is very much possible, you can always be at the best of your true self. That is enough a proof that You are on your right path. If this does not work, just dont bother ...... be at your best any way." - LbnRaj

Friday, 3 August 2018

"Let me continue to be d best in identifying the great gifts given to me by the almighty. Whatever is given to me is enough for me to be the best in the world. I am destined to be the best in the world. Every one else could decide to be the best, it is once birthright." - LbnRaj

"Let me continue to be d best in identifying the great gifts given to me by the almighty. Whatever is given to me is enough for me to be the best in the world. I am destined to be the best in the world. Every one else could decide to be the best, it is once birthright." - LbnRaj

Monday, 30 July 2018

Thursday, 12 July 2018

The almighty will take care of you even when are at your lowest lows .... dont give up.

The almighty will take care of you even when u are at your lowest lows .... dont give up.
Be at your best, be the best you can. At times you may feel hopeless, helpless and direction less. Continue to be at your best, come what may. You dont know what the almighty has in for you next moment and tomorrow. Be at your best always, rest leave it to the almighty. When you are at your best ...... nothing less than best can happen to you.
LbnRaj July 12, 2018

Thursday, 5 July 2018

School Library Association (India) becomes a registered Society

Indian School Library Association (ISLA)

School Library Association (India) becomes a registered Society

School Library Association (SLA India), has become a recognized Professional Library Association on 26th June 2018, registered in Delhi under the Societies Registration Act, 1860 of Govt. of India (Reg. No. 319/2018).
SLA India is now the first national-level professional Association of School Librarians of India.
Hearty congrats to Team SLAIndia.

Saturday, 23 June 2018

When I experience lows in life ......

June 23, 2018

When I experience lows in Life ..... !
"When I experience lows in life .... I get into my beautiful garden of memories, thoughts and fantacies. My garden within is as beautiful and more beautiful than the gardens I have ever visited. Thank you Basava for giving me this inner garden of beauty, ecstacy and celebrations". LbnRaj

Thursday, 21 June 2018

When your dearer one becomes far and wide, here and every where.

12st June 2018

When some one dearer encompasses you in all of your ins and outs.

I often fail to realise the uniqueness of my dearer ones when they are physically around. I fail to celebrate the moments and days with the being …. Intoxicated by the so called external environment. Get vexed with the far and wide. I fail to feel and realise the unlimited love and affection of the dearer one….. may be taking it for granted. May be with an idea that any way I am going to be with that being for ever.
I get into phobia …. When suddenly that being opts out to be at large…. To be with the universe. I realise about my stupidity in neglecting that wonderful being, just because that being is with me whether I want or not.
Now what a loss …… what a gap …. What a vacuum? …. Let me learn to feel the presence, feel the beauty of my dearer ones …. Every moment I lost is lost for ever. I can never get back to those moments which could have been ultimate ecstasies …. Ultimate celebrations. Now I opt to celebrate those wonderful moments …. For ever ….. far and wide. Continue to feel the presence. Continue to accept the beauty of my dearer ones …. As they are and not as they should be. I realise more now as my dearer ones become far and wide, here and every where. Dearer to universal expanse….dearer to the ultimate depths and heights.
LbnRaj ;

Sunday, 17 June 2018


Thursday, 7 June 2018

It is time to redefine SUCCESS.

"Success has varied meanings in varied contexts. Success has varied extents, depths and heights :
Losing but helping others,
Being strong
Helping the week and meek,
Allowing and encouraging others to be strong and bold,
Encouraging others not to lose heart, when we ourselves are losing our hearts,
Doing good things
Allowing and encouraging others to do good things,
Helping others when we can,
Helping others when we cannot,
Helping others when we ourselves are helpless,
Getting things,
Not losing things,
Moving ahead in life,
Not stopping anyone to move ahead in life,
Being Bold,
Not being timid,
Being composed,
Not getting angry,
Being at balance,
Not being imbalanced,
Not fighting,
Fighting but not getting hurt and hurting others,
It is time to redefine the world success." -LbnRaj ;

Tuesday, 15 May 2018



9 May 2018
By Madhu Bhargava, Dean of Libraries, G. D. Goenka World School
By Madhu Bhargava, Dean of Libraries, G. D. Goenka World School
The Indian School Library Association (to be registered) conducted a 3-day International Leadership Skills Training Workshop for Indian School Librarians at the G D Goenka University, Gurgaon, Delhi. The Workshop organised in collaboration with the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA), Netherlands and G. D. Goenka University (NCR, Gurgaon, Delhi) was supported by the International Association of School Librarianship (IASL, USA) and the National Library of Singapore.
Prof (Dr) Srihari, Vice Chancellor, G. D. Goenka University opened the programme and delivered the welcoming address to guests. This was followed by Ms Madhu Bhargava, Dean of Libraries, G. D. Goenka World School who presented the programme outline.
Among those who addressed the inaugural session was Ms Ingrid Bon, Manager, Development Programmes, IFLA and the chief guest who presented her thoughts on the importance of libraries.  Dr Ramesh C. Gaur, Librarian, Jawaharlal Nehru University delivered the key-note address followed by Dr Moorttimatee Samantray Rath, Head, LDD, NCERT, Sanjay K. Bihani, Library & Information Officer, Ministry of External Affairs and IFLA Chair for Regional Standing Committee for Asia and Oceania, and Ms Amarjeet Gill, National Library Board, Singapore. Distinguished guests included Ms Tay Ai Cheng, Deputy Chief Executive, National Library Board, Singapore and several heads of schools, Deans of G. D. Goenka University, Dr Suku Bhaskaran, Director, Dr Narendar Sharma, Assistant Registrar of G. D. Goenka World Institute. Honourable guests presented their motivating thoughts on leadership and the importance of school library profession.
A pre-training study “School Libraries in India: A statistical Review” was released at the inaugural session by the chief guest, Ms Ingrid Bon. The workshop were conceived as a Capacity Building Leadership Training Programme for School Librarians of India. School libraries and School Librarianship as a profession in India has not emerged as a major profession despite having 1.5 million schools in India (according to a government report). The slow progress in professional development has led to this collaboration with IFLA to build Capacity for School Librarians of India.
Day 1 started with a self-introduction by the trainers Ms Ingrid Bon and Pramila Gamage and an ice-breaking session of the participants. Participants were divided into five groups for the activities.
  • The Sessions started with team teaching technique to build the interest among the participants. The module on library /professional associations in society and the role of professional associations and how it differs from unions was discussed.  Participants were encouraged to participate in group activities which helped to analyse the role of a Library association in any country.
  • In the afternoon session, components of Library association and how to form effective committees were discussed. Key leadership positions within a LA and its importance was highlighted.  Associated interactive sessions followed later on.
  • These were an eye opening sessions with clarity of objectives for establishing an association and its governing body. Each participant gave feedback on the sessions in one word and ended in collating twenty apt adjectives.
Day 2 of the ‘Building Strong Library Association’ was extremely engaging day and a simulation day. After the review of the previous day, a shadow association was created by the participants under the guidance of trainers and throughout the day the team researched various successful library associations of the world and produced first draft on:
  • Vision and mission statements of the, to be born association.
  • Together they worked in groups on creating objectives and aims based on vision and mission.
  • The groups researched various successful associations of the world and worked in groups to define the vision and mission of a Library Association. They discussed different aspects of planning circles and stages. SWOT Analysis was conducted as an activity in groups to find out the strengths and limitations while forming associations.  Session imparted on how to define job roles and to manage people.
The afternoon session dealt with planning terminologies, strategic plans, and membership criteria on what, why and how. The outcome was a strategic and operational plan and it was evident that together they are an excellent team to lead school librarians of 1.5 million schools of India.
Day 3 is a fruit bearing day indeed!  It was unimaginable that participants have created policies, Standard operating procedures and de facto constitution of the School Library Association.
  • The team successfully defined vision and mission of the association.
  • Managing finance and budget
  • Fund raising plan
  • How to develop strategic relationships and partnerships
  • Election procedures
The participants learnt practical aspects of forming an association and at the same time were emotionally charged to meet one another face to face and know each other. The workshop not only empowered the participants with the new skills to build an association but also helped them identify their dormant skills which were honed well under the guidance of Ms Ingrid Bon and Ms Premila Gamage.
Ms Madhu Bhargava led the post Workshop presentation where Ms Ingrid Bon shared her experience as a trainer with the audience. The latter shared that the participants were such eager learners that she had to advance the training programme to a higher level. She took pleasure in displaying the work executed by the workshop participants.
Ms Madhu Bhargava, Coordinator and Dean of Libraries, G. D. Goenka World School presented the Workshop participants with the certificates and mementoes sent by IFLA, Netherlands.
Dr. Neeta Bali, Director, Principal, G. D. Goenka World School, facilitated the Special Guests of the day, Dr R. K. Ahooja, Prof. Economics, Govt. College Gurgaon, Ms Sarita Ahooja, Headmistress, Delhi Public School, Maruti Kunj, Gurgaon. They complimented on the accomplishment of the participants.

Lbn Rajashekhar Devarai, Chief Librarian Shishuvan English Medium School, Matunga, Mumbai. PROUD  2B A SCHOOL LIBRARIAN. Mob