It has been a time span of 7 eventful years as on March 1,2015 since I retired from the post of Chief District Medical Officer Bargarh Orissa on attaining the age of superannuation i.e. 60 years of age on February 29, 2008.
We (I & my wife) relocated to Gurgaon, Haryana (N.C.R. Delhi) on March 30, 2008 to stay with our son working there for better physical, mental and emotional support in our old age. I was attracted towards spiritual philosophy of Sadguru Sai Baba in my mental, emotional and intellectual planes; and I became a Shirdi Sai devotee on October 14, 2008 during my stay at Gurgaon. Thereafter I attended arati and bhajan samabesh in Sai Dham, Sohna Road Gurgaon.
We relocated to Bangalore, Karnataka on April 25, 2009 consequent upon acceptance of assignment of a higher job by my son. We have been staying in Bangalore with our son, first daughter, son-in-law & our granddaughter in a joint family set up since then. I resorted to Yoga practices to maintain my physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health; and I became a Yoga practitioner since July 28, 2009. I attended the classes of Yoga for Elderly persons in Dhrti Yoga Centre BTM 2nd Stage Bangalore for about 9 months from July 28, 2009. During the course I have attended lectures, spiritual talks by faculty members, practical demonstrations of yoga practices by students and witnessed yoga therapy in arogyadham during visitors program conducted for the visitors at SVYASA (Swami Vivekananda Yoga Anusandhana Samsthana) Yoga University Bangalore as Yoga Practitioner, Dhrti Yoga Centre BTM 2nd Stage Bangalore during 2009-2010.
I desired to express and share my thoughts on Yoga and Spirituality in writing independently as an author; and I created my own blog Yoga and Spirituality on May 2, 2010. I developed the hobby and habit to read articles published in journals, magazines and blogs in internet; read and analyse scriptures and texts on Yoga and Spirituality for acquiring knowledge and skill; and communicating to like-minded people in writing articles based on my knowledge and experience. I had Darshan of Sai in Shirdi Dist. Ahmednagar Maharashtra India on November 18, 2010.
I registered my name as a user in social networking website Facebook on June 15, 2011. My old friends and colleagues with whom I had worked during my service became friends in Facebook. Moreover I started creating a new circle of friends world-wide through social networking in Facebook. I have been publishing Health Magazine in News Feed and Health Bulletin group in Facebook for awareness and education on health besides other social networking posts.
I was recognized as an author rather than a doctor in World Wide Web in 2012. My friends and colleagues, tech-savvy cousins and relatives have become readers of my blog Yoga and Spirituality and Posts in Facebook through Internet. Readers of many countries throughout World read my articles posted in my blog Yoga and Spirituality as documents available for public view through Google and other search engines in Internet. I have the pleasure to mention here that readers of more than 100 countries of world from India and abroad are reading my articles posted in my blog website Yoga and Spirituality and many of them are actively associated in posting likes and comments on my articles and sharing my photos and posts as readers, viewers, friends and comment authors in the blog website of Facebook.
We (I & my wife) visited United States of America in 2013. We stayed with our second daughter & son-in-law and grandson & granddaughter residing in New York, USA from July 30, 2013 to October 1, 2013.During our stay for 64 days in USA we visited New York City, Washington D.C. & Niagara Falls.On September 28, 2013 I visited The United Nations (U.N.) Headquarters International Territory in New York City. I viewed General Assembly Hall, UN Secretariat & Embassies of different Nations as a visitor to US of Indian Nationality. I also saw the International Headquarters of UNICEF in the same campus. I have posted 4 articles in my blog Yoga and Spirituality published from New York, USA and posted concurrent posts and photos in Facebook during my stay in USA.
I had the privilege to talk on America Diary basing on my exposure and experience gained during my visit to U.S. to school students of Bargarh district during my Odisha trip in 2014. I was felicitated and honoured as Chief Convener & Founder Member, Panchayat Samiti College Gaisilat Dist. Bargarh (Est. July 2, 1984) in a special function organized by Principal, Staff & Students on October 30, 2014 in my native village Gaisilat Dist. Bargarh. I was felicitated and honoured by ASHAs Bargarh Municipality (who were accredited as ASHAs in last week of February 2008 3days prior to my retirement as C.D.M.O. Bargarh) on November 4, 2014 during my visit to Bargarh. We had Grihaprabesh to our own house at Bangalore on December 15, 2014.
In January 2015 my article sent from Bangalore describing my involvement during my service tenure at Bargarh Odisha during 2005-2008 in Dhanuyatra got published in Subarna Deepa Dhanuyatra Diary unfolded during Bargarh Dhanuyatra on January 2, 2015. Moreover my message sent from Bangalore as Founder Convener of Panchayat Samiti College Gaisilat (Est. July 2, 1984) Dist. Bargarh Odisha published in College Magazine was released on event of Annual Function on January 31, 2015.
During seven years of my post retired life I have adopted Yoga and Spirituality as means and ways of life and have got remarkable public recognition in my native State Odisha and abroad for my past and present activities.
Dr.Mahesh Chandra Panda