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Monday, August 15, 2011

GHAC Newsletter -The Adventurers - August 2011 issue


I take pride in releasing the GHAC Newsletter "The Adventurers" on this Independence day. The newsletter is special for 2 reasons. Firstly because its being revived after a gap of 1 year and secondly because it just got better. This was not possible without the inputs and dedication of our PR Incharge Mr. Suresh Kochattil.  He is the man who is responsible for bringing back the newsletter.

I also take this opportunity to introduce Farida Sultana who is the new editor and has done a great job with the first newsletter itself. I am thankful to all the editorial team who gave suggestions and also made sure the newsletter goes out in its perfect form.  I am thankful to all the contributors who have submitted articles and  pictures without which the newsletter was not possible.

We will strive to bring the newsletter to you every month full of adventure, travelogue, news and tips. Please send your feedback to [email protected] and also contribute your articles for the next months release.

The Newsletter can also be read online at http://files.meetup.com/1166925/GHAC-Newsletter-August-2011.pdf

regards


Diyanat Ali
Chief Organiser | GHAC
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Message on this Independence Day.

Dear Friends

Our nation is celebrating its 65th independence day and while I congratulate you on this Day, a thought lingers in my mind as to whether we as citizens of free India are really living a life as shown by the father of our Great Nation.

There are lots of lessons to learn from the struggle for Independence and the life of Mahatma Gandhi. I would particularly want to highlight that Mahatma Gandhi was a very simple person. Though born into wealthy family, he ultimately gave all materialistic possessions away. He owned only a few essentials for himself. His only possessions in this world were very few like a spectacle, a plate, a bowl, slippers and some khadi clothes. He used to give away or auction any gift that was ever given to him.

Mahatma  said " It is open to the world to laugh at my dispossessing myself of all property. For me the dispossession has been a positive gain. I would like people to complete with me in my contentment. It is the richest treasure I own. Hence it is perhaps right to say that, though I preach poverty, I am a rich man!"

We all tend to spend a lot of time and  energy acquiring or looking after our material possessions. By having fewer things to possess and look after, our life naturally becomes simpler. By living a simple life, Mahatma Gandhi was able to devote his life to his chosen higher purpose. He was totally focused on his commitment to his people and the nation.

It may not be possible these days for us to get down to few possessions like Mahatma Gandhi did, but we can start cutting down to bare basics. Recycle, give things away, or auction our unwanted possessions. our life will be much simpler and happier by following this life lessons from the father of our nation.

Lets start living a simpler life from today and you will release a lot of time and energy. This will give you the space to create the life you really want to live, a life that is inspired and purposeful.

Mahatma said "You may have occasion to possess or use material things, but the secret of life lies in never missing them"

Wish you a very Happy Independence Day

regards

Diyanat Ali

Chief Organiser
GHAC

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Happy Friendship Day


GHAC has integrated into the very fabric of twin cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad. Its creating strong friendship bonds among people from diverse fields and ages. Today we are a large adventure family and one of the element that keeps us together is friendship and a common interest and goal to take part in Adventure Activities and Get More Out of Life.

Wishing you a Happy Friendship day and lots of Adventure ahead in life.

regards

Diyanat Ali
Chief Organiser