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The Dadasaheb Phalke Award is an annual award given by the Indian government for lifetime contribution to Indian cinema. It was instituted in 1969, the birth centenary year of Dadasaheb Phalke, considered the father of Indian cinema.
The award for a particular year is given during the end of the following year along with the National Film Awards. The Bombay High Court had directed the Directorate of Film Festivals of India (DFFI) to consider uncensored films for the competition, a case which DFFI contested and won in the Supreme Court in late 2006. The case had delayed announcement of the award for 2006, which was announced in the middle of 2008.
MANOJ KUMAR :
Manoj Kumar was born in Abbottabad, a town of the North-West Frontier Province, British India. Abbottabad is now located within the borders of Pakistan. His original name was Harikishan Giri Goswami. When he was 10, his Gosain Hindu family had to move to India owing to partition. They settled in Hanumangarh district, Rajasthan.
After graduating from Hindu College, University of Delhi, he decided to enter the film industry.
As a youth, he admired Bollywood superstar Dilip Kumar, and decided to name himself Manoj Kumar after Dilip's character in Shabnam (1949).
After making a little-noticed début in Fashion in 1957, Manoj landed his first leading role in Kaanch Ki Gudia (1960) opposite Sayeeda Khan. Piya Milan Ki Aas and Reshmi Roomal followed, setting the stage for the Vijay Bhatt-directed Hariyali Aur Raasta (1962) opposite Mala Sinha. Kumar then appeared with Sadhana in Raj Khosla's Woh Kaun Thi (1964), and reunited with Vijay Bhatt and Mala Sinha in Himalaya Ki God Mein (1965).
The patriotic hero
Kumar's image as the patriotic hero started with the 1965 film Shaheed, based on the life of Bhagat Singh, a martyr in the struggle for India's freedom. After the Indo-Pakistani War of 1965, Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri asked him to create a film based on the popular slogan Jai Jawan Jai Kissan (Hail the soldier, hail the farmer).
The result was Kumar's magnum opus and his directorial debut, Upkaar (1967). In it, he played both a soldier and a farmer. The film was also noted for the famous song Mere Desh Ki Dharti, written by Gulshan Bawra, composed by Kalyanji-Anandji and sung by Mahendra Kapoor. Upkaar was a hit and won Kumar his first Filmfare Best Director Award.
After dabbling in various roles in the late 1960s, Manoj returned to patriotic themes in Purab Aur Paschim (1970), in which life in the East and West are juxtaposed. In 1972, he starred in Be-Imaan (for which he won the Filmfare Best Actor Award) and directed and starred in Shor (1972). The latter, opposite Jaya Bhaduri, was not a huge box office success, but it did feature the memorable song Ek Pyar Ka Nagma Hai, a duet by Lata Mangeshkar and Mukesh, which was composed by Laxmikant Pyarelal.
The mid-1970s saw Kumar star in three hit films: Roti Kapda Aur Makaan (1974) was a social commentary featuring an all-star cast including Zeenat Aman, Shashi Kapoor and Amitabh Bachchan that won him his second Filmfare Award for Best Director; Sanyasi (1975) had Kumar and Hema Malini in the lead roles of a religious-themed comedy; and Dus Numbri (1976) also gave Kumar and Hema top billing. In 1981, Kumar reached the peak of his career when he got the opportunity to direct his idol, Dilip Kumar, as well as star in Kranti, a story about the struggle for Indian independence in the 19th century. Kranti was the last notable successful film in his career.
After Kranti, Kumar's career began to decline. Many of his films failed at the box office, including 1989's Clerk. He quit acting after his last film appearance in the 1995 film Maidan-E-Jung. His son, Kunal Goswami, tried to revive the patriotic theme, and was directed by Kumar in the 1999 film Jai Hind which was a flop. Kumar was awarded the Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award that same year.
Kumar's acting trademark, a hand covering the face, was very popular, though it has also been the target of satirists. In 2007, the Shah Rukh Khan film Om Shanti Om featured the lead character pretending to be Manoj Kumar so as to sneak into a movie premiere, by holding his hand over his face. Kumar filed a lawsuit, which was settled out of court.
Like many other Bollywood stars, Kumar decided to enter politics following his retirement. Before the 2004 general election in India, it was announced that he had officially joined the ranks of the Shiv Sena.
Kumar is married to Shashi Goswami (originally from Jodhkan, Sirsa district, Haryana). His brother Rajiv Goswami, and son Kunal Goswami, also entered the film industry.
* 1968 - Filmfare Best Movie Award for Upkaar
* 1968 - Filmfare Best Director Award for Upkaar 
* 1968 - Filmfare Best Story Award for Upkaar
* 1968 - Filmfare Best Dialogue Award for Upkaar
* 1968 - National Film Award for Second Best Feature Film for Upkaar
* 1968 - BFJA Awards: Best Dialogue for Upkaar 
* 1975 - Filmfare Best Director Award for Roti Kapda Aur Makaan
* 1999 - Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award
* 1992 - Padma Shri Award
* 2008 - Star Screen Lifetime Achievement Award
* 2007 – Dada Saheb Phalke Award
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The stage has been set up for the big fight in Rajasthan after BJP announces the final list of its candidates with some surprises as Dr Dashrath Singh was not the frontrunner in Jhunjhunu while there were differences in the party over Col. Bainsla 's candidature but it seems Col. Bainsla joined the party only after assurance of party ticket although he denies any such promises.
The important seats where all eyes will be there are that on Ajmer seat where Sachin Pilot is contesting against Kiran Maheshwari of BJP after his old constituency Dausa get reserved so he has to overcome the tag of outsider. The one vote loss of Congress state President in assembly election is also in a tough fight against the BJP seating MP V. P. Singh from Bhilwara, he is trying to correlate himself with the constituency and it will be a matter of prestige for him to get better result after losing the assembly election and hence CM chair become a mirage for him. After the sudden demise of Girdhari Lal Bhargava, the Jaipur seat is up for grabs and congress seems to give a tough fight in the form of Mahesh Joshi who is contesting against former state minister and seating BJP MLA Ghanshyam Tiwari. The Gurjar Meena Belt will surely seems to be heating up after Kirori Mal Meena can't get the support of Congress and Col Bainsla joins BJP and contesting from Tonk-SawaiMadhopur against Union Minister Namo Narayan Meena.
Congress fielded five women candidates while BJP gives only three tickets to women candidates. The state has 25 seats with four reserved for SC and three for ST. Its seems BSP which earlier seems to gain considerable votes is lagging behind after its six MLA's switched loyality and joined Congress party just before election. So as usual the fight in Rajasthan seems to be between two parties only with Congress seems to gain due to its party being in power recently after legislative election. I request you to use your voting rights and take part in the biggest parliamentary election of the world afterall it's the matter of your well-being.
LOKSABHA 2009: RAJASTHAN
LOK SABHA CONSTITUENCIES
01 GANGANAGAR - SC
02 BIKANER - SC
RAM SINGH KASBA
SIS RAM OLA
DR.DASHRATH SINGH SHEKHAWAT
MAHADEV SINGH KHANDELA
06 JAIPUR RURAL
LAL CHAND KATARIA
RAO RAJENDRA SINGH
SMT. KIRAN YADAV
09 BHARATPUR - SC
10 KARAULI – DHOLPUR – SC
KHILARI LAL BAIRWA
DR. MANOJ RAJORIYA
11 DAUSA – ST
RAM KISHORE MEENA
12 TONK-SAWAI MADHOPUR
NAMO NARAYAN MEENA
COL KIRORI SINGH BAINSLA
SMT. KIRAN MAHESHWARI
SMT. JYOTI MIRDHA
SMT. BINDU CHOUDHARY
BADRI RAM JAKHAR
SMT. CHANDRESH KUMARI
JASWANT SINGH BISNOI
SMT. SANDHYA CHOUDHARY
19 UDAIPUR - ST
RAGHUVIR SINGH MEENA
20 BANSWARA - ST
MS. GIRIJA VYAS
GOPAL SINGH IDWA
RASA SINGH RAWAT
DR. C.P. JOSHI
DR. SHYAM SHARMA
SMT. URMILA JAIN
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Thursday, April 16, 2009
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Schedule of RPSC forthcoming examination
detailed date sheet is yet to be announced.
But its yet to be seen how those candidates cope with the schedule who will be appearing for interview in RAS 2007 during this time period.
IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR RAS 2007 Interview
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
SYLLABUS OF RAS MAINS COMPULSORY SUBJECTS
PAPER-IV. GENERAL ENGLISH
1. Comprehension of a given passage
2. Translation (from Hindi to English)
3. Modern English Usage :
(a) Tense usage including sequence of tenses and concord.
(b) Phrasal verbs and idioms.
(d) Passive voice.
(e) Coordination and Subordination.
(f) Direct and Indirect speech.
(g) Modals expressing various concepts :
Obligation, Request, Permission, Prohibition, Intention, Condition,
Probability, Possibility, Purpose, Reason, Comparison, Contrast.
4. Report Writing
(Writing a report on the basis of given information)
5. Business and Official letters
6. Essay (not exceeding 300 words)
Book : Any good school grammar book for class X or XII ( Like Wren and Martin )
for latest syllabus visit : rpsc.gov.in SYLLABUS OF RAS MAINS COMPULSORY SUBJECTS
The syllabus for mains Rajasthan GK paper is as follows :
PAPER II. GENERAL KNOWLEDGE OF RAJASTHAN
RAJASTHANI SOCIETY, ART & CULTURE
1. Geography and Natural Resources -
(a) Broad Physical Features : Topography, Climate, Vegetation and Soil Regions, Rivers, Mountains, Lakes, Natural divisions, Geographical regions.
(b) Natural Resources : Mines and Minerals, Forest, Land andWater, Wild life and Conservation, Environmental Ecology.
(c) Livestock and Fisheries, Breed, Population, Regional Distribution, Cattle Fairs.
(d) Human Resources, Population problem, Unemployment,Poverty, Drought and Famines.
(e) Energy Problems and Conventional and Non-conventional sources of energy.
2. Agriculture & Industry - Food and Commercial Crops, Agriculturebased Industries. Major and Minor Irrigation & River Valley Projects. Projects for the development of the desert and waste land, Indira Gandhi Canal Project. Growth and location of Industries, Industrial raw materials. Mineral Based Industries, Large, Small and Cottage Industries, Rajasthani Handicrafts.
3. Economic Development and Planning - Various Economic Plans.Programmes and Institutions for development, Co-operative movement, Small Enterprises and Financial Institutions, Various indicators of Economic development.
4. History, Polity, Art and Culture - History ; Culture of Rajasthan with special reference to :
- The mediaeval background.
- Socio-economic life and organizations.
- Freedom Movement and Political awakening.
- Political Integration.
- Music, dance & theatre.
- Religious beliefs, cults, saints, poets and warrior saints 'LokDevta', 'Lok Deviyan'.
- Fairs and Festivals, Customs, Dresses ; Ornaments. With special reference to fold and tribal aspects thereof.
5. Literature - Rajasthani Language, Dialects and their regions, History of language and literature, famous writers, poets and their works with special reference to folk-lore.
Books for Rajasthan GK
- Rochak Rajasthan by Dr Chaudhary
- Geography of Rajasthan by Bhalla
- Economy of Rajasthan by LAxminarayan Nathuramka (latest edition)
- History of Rajasthan by JS Gahlot
- Rajasthan ki Sanskrtik Paramparayen by Jaysingh Niraj
- Books by partiyogita darpan
- Books by upkar
- Books by lakshya : lakshya series
- Books by Navrang Rai
- Rajasthan Aaj Tak by Pushpa Sharma
The climate of Rajasthan varies from semi arid to arid. The mercury touches 49 degrees centigrade at some places during summer and drops below freezing point during winter.
The people of Rajasthan are famously called the Marwaris. The term Marwari has come to mean a canny businessman from the State of Rajasthan. The Birlas, Goenkas, Ruias, Singhanias, are among the top business groups of India. They are the famous marwaris from Rajasthan. The people of Rajasthan are of course, a lot more than the popular marwari. The term marwari is used rather sweepingly over a diverse set of people.
Equally famous are the Rajput chieftans of Rajasthan. These are the ones who built the grand forts, palaces and havelis of Rajasthan. History is replete with legends of their bravery, their romantic forays and their adventures. Local ballads sing songs of their valour and their sacrifices.
Rajasthan comes alive with exuberant folk dances, melodious music and spectacular festivities. Typically, men still wear twirling moustaches and women adorn themselves in multihued costumes. The people speak local dialects, and an old saying explains that the dialect and the men's turban change every 24 miles. The group of dialects spoken in Rajasthan is called Rajasthani.
Traditional Rajasthani music is very typical. The folk music has a very melodious and typically local flavour. Bards sing ballads of local heroes in this musical style. This has also attracted the attention of modern day music composers. Music also received the patronage of the kingdoms of Rajasthan till recently. This led to the development of classical Hindustani music in the courts of the Palaces.
Rajasthan has a fair for every religious occasion, for every change of season and for every harvest. The people of Rajasthan work hard, are peaceful and law abiding and enjoy their culture, their music, festivals and fairs.
- State Tree - Khejari
- State Flower - Rohida
- State Bird - Gondawan or Great Indian Bustard
- State Animal - Chinkara (an antelope)
The camel festival is organised by the Department of Tourism of the Rajasthan Government in January every year in Bikaner. The festival begins with a colourful procession of bedecked camels against the red sandstone backdrop of the Junagarh fort. The camels display amazing footwork, dancing gracefully to the directions of their trainers. bridal bridles, bejeweled necks, jingling anklets and camel shadows, cast a spell on the audience. In the evenings, is held a traditional rendezvous of renowned artistes and folk performers of Rajasthan.
The fair is held every year in January-February in Nagaur, is a trading fair for cattle and camels and gives one an opportunity to catch up with rural life as owners from all over the state camp on the outskirts of the town while they buy and sell animals. the hides of the animals, cut into wonderful patterns, are particularly attractive.
This 18-day festival is celebrated to welcome the advent of spring and coincides with the festival of Gangaur in Udaipur. It is significant for the women of the state as it is time for them to dress in their best. The women gather to dress the images of Issar and Gangaur and then carry them in a ceremonial procession through different parts of the city. The procession ends up at Pichhola Lake where the images are transferred to special boats amidst singing and festivity. Cu1tura events are held at the end of the festivities and they include songs, dances and a display of fireworks.
Kaila Devi Fair
The fair is held in March or April in Kaila village in Karauli district and it holds an important place among the celebrated fairs of the state. The fortnight-long fair is held on the banks of the river Kalisindh in the hills of Trikut about 2 kilometres from Kaila village. It houses the images of Mahalakshrni and Chamunda. Kaila Devi has been regarded as the guardian deity throughout the ages by the Khinchis, the Yadavas and the princes of Karauli. A small temple dedicated to Bhairon is situated in the courtyard and facing the shrine of the devi is the temple of Hanuman. Throughout the year, there is a steady flow of devotees.
Mahavir Ji Fair
This fair is held at Mahavir Ji between March and April to commemorate Shri Mahavir Swami, the 24th tirthankara (saint) of the Jains. The temple is located in an enclosure known as ‘katala’ where devotees come to pay homage.
The three-day festival is held at Mount Abu in June every year and is a feast of folk and classical music and window to the tribal life and culture of Rajasthan. The festival begins with the singing of a ballad which is followed by Gair, Ghoomar and Dhap folk dances. Boat races and qawwalis are also organised.
Held during the monsoons, July Teej is also dedicated to Lord Shiva and Parvati and this time it is married women who pray for a happy and long married life. Though celebrations are held all over the state, it is particularly colourful in jaipur where a procession winds Its way for two days through the Old City. It is the festival of swings which are decorated with flowers and hung from trees. Young girls and women dressed in green clothes sing songs in celebration of the advent of the monsoon. The Teej idol is covered with a canopy whereas the Gangaur idol is open.
The fair is held at Gogamedi in Ganganagar district in August in memory of a popular hero of the area known as Goga among the Hindus and Jahar Peer among the Muslims. The Kayam Khani Muslims claim to be descendants of his. Gogaji is popular as a snake god and almost every village in Rajasthan has a sacred place dedicated to him. Staunch followers of Gogaji believe that by invoking his name, a snake bite and other diseases can be cured. It is said that Gogaji went into samadhi at GogaMedi and thousands of devotees gather there to pay homage at his memorial every day during the Fair which lasts three days. The samadhi is a marble structure with two minarets fortified by a boundary wall. The idol of Gogaji is seated on a blue horse with a snake coiled around the neck.
Though Kajliteej is celebrated all over the state, the one in Bundi is different in the sense that it is held on different dates from the rest of the state. The festival starts with the procession of goddess Teej in a decorated palanquin from the imposing Naval Sagar and passes through the main bazaars. The procession comprises decorated elephants, camels, bands, performing artists and colourfully dressed people. Though the main function is held for only two days, the celebrations continue into Janamashtami, which marks the birth of Lord Krishna.
The Ramdevra Fair is held in Ramdevra village in Jaisalmer in August or September The village has got its name after Baba Ramdev, a Tanwar Rajput, who took samadhi in 1458 He had miraculous powers and legend goes that five peers from Mecca came to test his powers. After being convinced, they paid homage to him. The Hindus regard him as an incarnation of Lord Krishna. A large fair is held here which is atteflded by lakhs of devotees who come in large groups from various places. Bhajans and kirtans right through the night are organised.
Held in October in Jodhpur, this annual two-day event attempts to showcase the art and culture of the Jodhpur region. It is devoted mainly to singing and dancing. Originally known as the Maand festival, the folk dancers provide a glimpse of the days of yore, of battles and valiant heroes who still live on in their songs. Other attractions are camel tatoo show and polo. The venues are the impressive Umaid Bhavan Palace, Mandore and the Mehrangarh fort.
Dusshera is celebrated all over the country in different ways as also in Rajasthan. It celebrates the triumph of good over evil the victory of Lord Rama over Ravana. The tale of Rama and Sita and the battle fought between Lord Rama and Ravana are enacted on stage and it is called Ramlila. On the tenth day of the festival, huge effigies of the ten-headed Ravana and his brother Kumbakaran, stuffed with thousands of fire crackers, are set afire and the people then begin to rejoice.
Easily the most identifiable of all the fairs of the state, the Pushkar fair is held in November in Pushkar in Ajmer, where an eighth century temple of Brahma, draws the faithful. The place has about 400 shrines and temples around the lake. Legend has it that Lord Brahma, in search of a place to hold his yagna(religious ritual), dropped the lotus from his hand and the three spots touched by the flower were turned into lakes. These are today known as the Jyeshtha Pushkar, Madhyam Pushkar and Kanishtha Pushkar. Pilgrims bathe at the ghats and pray at the temple. Traders strike deals at the world’s largest camel fair, although horses are also sold. People gather together to camp in the desert and entertain each other with songs and dances and cook meals over camp fires. The camel, horse and donkey races are also popular and draw huge attendance. Rajasthan Tourism puts up a tourist village.
This three-day fair is held at Jhalrapatan near Jhalawar either in November or December next to the banks of the Chandrabhaga river which is considered holy by the people living in this part of the state. On the full moon night of Kartik Purnima, thousands of pilgrims take a dip in the rivet There is also a big cattle fair in which cows, horses, buffaloes, camels and bullocks are brought for sale.
Bikaner is the venue for this fair which lasts 10 days and the place is the sacred site where Kapil Muni is supposed to have meditated. The place has a lake with 52 ghats shaded by banyan trees. Devotees take a dip in the lake and pray in the temples. Aarti is performed twice a day and bhog is offered. People float lighted lamps in the sacred lake as part of the rituals. A cattle fair is also held where buffaloes, camels, horses and cattle are sold. Certificates and prizes are given away to the best breeders at the fair.