Sunday, December 7, 2008
There is also the further provision in Article 28(3) that no person attending any educational institution recognised by the State or receiving aid out of State funds shall be required to take part in any religious instruction that may be imparted in such institution, or to attend any religious worship that may be conducted in such institution or in any premises attached thereto, unless such person or, if such person is a minor, his guardian, has given his consent thereto. Thus, complete religious freedom, with the absence of any compulsion whatsoever in religious matters, is legally guaranteed by the supreme law of the land. India is, therefore, rightly described as a secular country in which the State has no religion, nor does it seek to promote or discourage any religion or religious belief. It is obvious that the Government and people of India are secular, that is, there is no official religion. That is the legal position. The State stands committed to a policy of non-interference in religious matters. Religion is a matter of personal beliefs and con victions.
Monday, December 1, 2008
The more different types of foods you eat, the more different types of vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients you consume. Instead of eating a repetitive menu with the same 10 to 15 foods each week, target 35 different types of foods per week. You can do this by eating not just Bran Flakes topped with banana for breakfast, but many different brands of cereal topped with a variety of different fruits; not just a turkey sandwich for lunch, but different types of breads and sandwich fillings; not just spinach in the salad, but lots of different colorful vegetables. Start counting!