Manohar Parrikar Death: PM Narendra Modi Condolences to his family and Supporters

Written By Xappie Desk | Updated: March 18, 2019 10:13 IST
Manohar Parrikar Death: PM Narendra Modi Condolences to his family and Supporters

'Saddened at the passing away of Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar ji. He patiently endured his illness. Condolences to his family and his admirers.' -- West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee
 
'Entire BJP stands firmly with Parrikar ji’s family. I along with millions of BJP karyakartas and importantly the people of Goa, who were his family, express my deepest condolences. May God give the bereaved family strength to withstand this tragic loss. Om Shanti Shanti Shanti.' -- BJP president Amit Shah
 
"Deeply saddened and pained by the demise of my dear friend & Chief Minister of Goa, Shri Manohar Parrikar. He was known for his honesty, integrity and simplicity. He served the nation and the state of Goa with great diligence. My heartfelt condolences to his bereaved family." -- Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh
 
"Saddened to know about the demise of senior BJP leader Shri Manohar Parrikar ji, Chief Minister of Goa. He always led by example in his public life & was loved by masses. He will be missed by everyone of us. May God render peace to the departed soul. Om Shanti" -- Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley.
 
"Shri Manohar Parrikar is no more. A sincere, honest & sensitive political activist. Was simple and down to earth, I learnt a lot from Shri.Parrikar. As Raksha Mantri his contribution to making the armed forces a modernised, lean & mean fighting machine will remain unparalleled." -- Union Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman.
 
"My heartfelt condolences to the family, friends & colleagues of Manohar Parrikar Sahib. His untimely demise has left a void that will be difficult to fill. May his soul rest in peace." -- Former J&K Chief Minister Omar Abdullah
 
"My condolences to the bereaved family of Shri. Manohar Parrikar. I met him only once, when he graciously visited my mother at the hospital two years ago. May his soul rest in peace." -- Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra.
 
"Extremely saddened by the untimely demise of my good friend Manohar Parrikar ji. An epitome of impeccable integrity, a down to earth personality, the first IITian to become CM of a state, great son of India gone too soon... RIP my dear friend..." -- Union Minister Suresh Prabhu.
 
Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao expressed his condolences on the demise of Chief Minister of Goa Manohar Parrikar. Mr. Rao in a condolence message a little while ago said that India has lost one great public representative. He conveyed his condolences to the members of bereaved family.
 
"Terribly pained and saddened with the sudden demise of Goa CM Manohar Parrikar ji, we have lost a humble, simple, trusted, valued and hardworking leader of India. His dedication towards his work was beyond imagination," Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis.
 
Mr. Fadnavis said "I got many opportunities to work and interact with him.Right from the programs when he was the Raksha Mantri to my recent visit to Hindustan Waste Treatment Pvt Limited plant at Saligao in Goa. His commitment and vision always kept inspiring me! Now, only memories are left!"
 
"He was a true son of Goa and served India in many roles and responsibilities! No doubt Shri Manohar Parrikar will be remembered as one of best Defence Ministers of India. My deepest condolences to his family, friends and people of Goa & India," said Mr. Fadnavis.
 
"My heartfelt condolences to the family, friends & colleagues of Manohar Parrikar Sahib. His untimely demise has left a void that will be difficult to fill. May his soul rest in peace." -- Former J&K Chief Minister Omar Abdullah
 
"My condolences to the bereaved family of Shri. Manohar Parrikar. I met him only once when he graciously visited my mother at the hospital two years ago. May his soul rest in peace." -- Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra.
 
"Extremely saddened by the untimely demise of my good friend Manohar Parrikar ji. An epitome of impeccable integrity, a down to earth personality, the first IITian to become CM of a state, great son of India gone too soon... RIP my dear friend..." -- Union Minister Suresh Prabhu.
 
Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao expressed his condolences on the demise of Chief Minister of Goa Manohar Parrikar. Mr. Rao in a condolence message a little while ago said that India has lost one great public representative. He conveyed his condolences to the members of the bereaved family.
 
"Terribly pained and saddened with the sudden demise of Goa CM Manohar Parrikar ji, we have lost a humble, simple, trusted, valued and hardworking leader of India. His dedication towards his work was beyond imagination," Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis.
 
Mr. Fadnavis said "I got many opportunities to work and interact with him. Right from the programs when he was the Raksha Mantri to my recent visit to Hindustan Waste Treatment Pvt Limited plant at Saligao in Goa. His commitment and vision always kept inspiring me! Now, only memories are left!"
 
"He was a true son of Goa and served India in many roles and responsibilities! No doubt Shri Manohar Parrikar will be remembered as one of best Defence Ministers of India. My deepest condolences to his family, friends and people of Goa & India," said Mr. Fadnavis.
 
Senior BJP leader and Water Resources Minister Nitin Gadkari said since his initial days in politics, Parrikar was his good friend. “The great son of Mother India worked for the development of Goa till his last breath. I am speechless. He was a face of dignified politics. He truly ruled the hearts of every party worker,” Mr. Gadkari said.
 
Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar also expressed grief over his demise. “We have lost an able and industrious administrator who made his mark with his simple demeanor and extraordinary intellect. My sincere condolences to his family members,” Mr. Pawar tweeted.
 
Human Resources Minister Prakash Javadekar said he was an epitome of idealism in public life. “He had a vision for Goa and the country and worked on mission mode to accomplish it in whichever responsibility he was given. We have lost an ideal leader, with whom I had worked since he entered the BJP. My heartfelt condolences to his family and friends and his supporters. Om Shanti,” he tweeted.
 
Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister and PDP president Mehbooba Mufti said he was a true fighter who worked tirelessly for the welfare of his people with a sense of duty and dignity.
 
Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik described him as a widely respected public figure and an able administrator
 
Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot and Deputy Chief Minister Sachin Pilot condoled his death and prayed for peace of the departed soul.
 
Expressing sadness over Parrikar’s demise, former President Pranab Mukherjee said the Goa chief minister fought bravely against his disease and he always hoped that Mr. Parrikar will beat it.
 
Railway Minister Piyush Goyal said Parrikar’s exemplary leadership will continue to inspire and serve as a benchmark.
 
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal termed Mr. Parrikar as a “symbol of simplicity” in politics.
 
Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi said Mr. Parrikar’s dedication and simplicity won many hearts and he also contributed immensely towards the development of the nation.
 
LJP president and Food and Civic Supplies Minister Ram Vilas Paswan described the Goa chief minister as the people’s leader who lived a simple life and had a spotless political career. “He was a rare politician. India has lost a great son in his demise,” he said.
 
Environment Minister Harsh Vardhan said that with Parrikar’s death, he lost a close friend and it was a big loss to the nation and the party.
 
Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh said the nation will remember him as a loved public figure.
 
The Vishwa Hindu Parishad tweeted that stayed away from VIP culture, carried his own luggage, stood in queues as an ordinary man, cleanest politician, represented the modern suave generation and demonstrated excellence in whatever he did.
 
Governor of Goa Mridula Sinha on behalf of the State Government and the people of Goa has conveyed heartfelt condolences and sympathies to all, including his family, on the death of Chief Minister and Former Union Minister for Defence Manohar Parrikar.
 
DMK president M.K. Stalin and leaders of various other parties in Tamil Nadu Sunday condoled the death of Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parikkar.
 
Mr. Stalin in a tweet said: “Extremely saddened to hear about the demise of Chief Minister of Goa, Thiru Manohar Parrikar. On behalf of DMK, I extend my deepest condolences to his family, friends and fellow party persons.”
 
State BJP President Tamilisai Soundararajan said, "Pained to hear the sudden demise of honb @manoharparrikar. Recall your humble simple life and your great desire to work in your office for the cause of nation till your last breathe.”
 
Pattali Makkal Katchi founder leader S. Ramadoss said demise of Goa Chief Minister was shocking. “He was a talented leader who was loved by people. Should have lived longer and touched great heights. His demise is loss for Goa,” he said.
 
The Goa Pradesh Congress Committee deeply mourns the sad demise of Manohar Parrikar, Chief Minister of Goa. In a condolence message, the GPCC recalled the contribution of Mr. Parrikar to the State of Goa, who bravely battled a debilitating illness for over a year. “The passion and enthusiasm with which he took on the responsibilities either as the Leader of Opposition, as well as the Chief Minister and Defence Minister, will be long remembered by the people of Goa. Our condolences to his family in this time of grief,” said Goa Pradesh Congress president Girish Chodankar in his message.
 
Chhattisgarh Governor Anandiben Patel, Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel and former CM and BJP colleague Raman Singh offered tribute to Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar who died Sunday evening after prolonged illness.
 
Mr. Patel said Parrikar’s death was an irreparable loss. Chief Minister Baghel extended his deepest sympathies to the family of Parrikar, while Singh said the nation had lost a “karmayogi“.
 
“He was a karmayogi in the true sense. He led his life with simplicity. His ideological greatness will continue to inspire those who are working in the social field,” Singh said.
 
Chhattisgarh BJP legislative party leader Dharamlal Kaushik said Mr. Parrikar’s life was a struggle for equality in society under odd situations.
 
“He had established an ideal while executing his duties as Union Home minister and Goa chief minister. His contribution will always remain as an inspiration among us,” Kaushik said.
 
Assam Governor Jagdish Mukhi and Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal also expressed their condolences.
 
“I am deeply saddened to hear the demise of Manohar Parrikar ji. He was an outstanding leader and best known for his administrative acumen. He contributed immensely to the growth of Goa in particular and the country in general,” Mr. Mukhi said in a statement.
 
It is a big loss to the country and will be difficult to fill, the Governor added.
 
Mr. Sonowal said he was saddened to learn about the death of Parrikar. “A people’s leader respected for his humility & immense love for the nation, his passing away has left a huge void in India’s public life. My sincere condolences,” he wrote on Twitter.
 
(With inputs from PTI)



Written By Xappie Desk | Updated: May 05, 2020 10:15 IST
‘Feeling Lucky’? Try the Google Doodle Games!

Beginning of May, Google started releasing popular google doodles every day. They’re bringing back fan-favorite doodles over the years. The series of throwback doodles is a boon for those fond of nostalgia. They also help to beat the quarantine blues.
 
With the onset of quarantine across the world, in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis, Google decided to re-release their most popular doodles. The search engine features a new game every day on its home page. COVID-19 continues on to affect communities around the world. Families and people stay inside their homes for public health. In light of the situation, Google is launching a throwback Doodle series. The series looks back at some of their most popular interactive doodle games.
 
Today’s interactive game is Lotería. It is a traditional Mexican card game, almost like bingo. It is a multiplayer experience. You can invite your friends or play with random opponents. Perlo Campos, the global marketing lead of Google Doodle, created the game in December 2019. Luisito Comunica, popular Mexican YouTuber, brings the game alive with his narration. 106 years ago, the game was first copyrighted in Mexico. The traditional game is still very popular today across Mexico and Latinx communities. The simple game bodes well as a language teaching tool on family game nights.
 
Google, the most widely used search engine in the world, releases fun and quirky doodles once in a while. Usually, they commemorate historic events or birthdays of notable figures. The doodles depict dates such as the holidays, father’s days, mother’s day, Valentine's day, and so on. By the early 2010s, Google released its first interactive and video doodles. The most notable game doodles over the decade were Pacman (2010), Doodle Fruit games in honor of the Summer Olympics (2016), and Magic Cat Academy for Halloween (2016). We can wait or the re-release of the next doodle tomorrow. Meanwhile, try your luck with Lotería!

Written By Xappie Desk | Updated: April 24, 2020 13:01 IST
Sachin Tendulkar celebrates his 47th birthday, let us have a recap into his cricketing career

Cricket is often considered as a religion in India. For every religion, there is a god. For the people of cricketing religion, Sachin Tendulkar is God. Such is the impact created by Sachin on the game and its fans. It has been seven years since Sachin retired from the game. But still, all fans have his memories fresh in their mind. They will remain etched in our minds forever. Sachin celebrates his 47th birthday today and whole social media couldn't stop wishing him. On this special occasion, let us have a look into his exemplary career.
 
Sachin took up cricket as a serious interest at the age of 11. He used to get trained under the coach Ramakant Achrekar. Within five years, Sachin managed to represent India at the international level. Sachin played his first test at the age of 16. He also made his ODI debut within a gap of one month. Soon, he turned out to be a young sensation at the global level. Slowly, Sachin raked up to each higher level and became the greatest cricketer of all-time. He retired in the year of 2013. He had a glorious international cricketing career of 24 years, more than any other player. He is also the only player to complete 30,000 runs (including Test and ODI) at an international level. Sachin played 200 tests and 463 ODIs in total. There will be an endless list if we start mentioning about his records. Some of them might get broken but no other player can beat all his records single-handedly.
 
Sachin got awarded India's highest civilian honor Bharat Ratna, in 2014. We wish him a very happy birthday and hope he has a glorious year ahead.

Written By Xappie Desk | Updated: April 23, 2020 21:40 IST
COVID- 19 FREE countries as of today

COVID- 19 virus spread, which began in Wuhan, China, now caught on to most parts of the world. The majority of governments blame the WHO for not imposing travel bans early on when Wuhan first reported the crisis. This is now a full-blown global pandemic, which has brought our economies to halt. Countries have no choice other than resorting to lockdown their citizens to their homes to stay safe and reduce further spread of the virus. Many countries shut their borders. The economies will face a major backlash if the spread isn’t curbed anytime soon.

 
cases reported all over the globe are on a rise, and we are losing this battle against the virus, by the looks of it. Circumstances are looking uncertain and this is creating anxiety everywhere. Although there is a good rate of recovery, the number of people contracting the virus is not reducing. Scientists are working vigorously in most nations trying to invent a cure/vaccine for COVID-19.
 
In this background, here’s a list of countries that have not reported even a single positive COVID- 19 case :
 
Lesotho and Comoros in Africa.
Kiribati in the Middle East.
Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru and Samoa in Oceania.
North Korea.
Tajikistan.
Tonga.
Turkmenistan.
Tuvalu.
Vanuatu
 
There are various reports, studying the reason for this trend. This is essential for understanding how to secure our nations even more wisely. But many scholars believe that these are distant locations which haven’t attracted any tourism for long periods, and continue to do so. A few countries are being accused of not reporting the real situation. Few others seem to have no testing kits or facilities to handle the situation. Most of the above-mentioned countries contain low levels of the population. A few including Kiribati, Nauru, and Tonga, already declared a national emergency to avoid contracting the virus.
 
New Zealand is one such country that has completely recovered from the hit of COVID- 19. They have successfully contained the community spread of COVID- 19 and can now begin to ease their lockdown measures. Yemen, on the other hand, has reportedly only a single case.


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