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Here is some information about Coconut Water: ‘It’s a natural isotonic beverage, with the same level of electrolytic balance as we have in our blood. It’s the fluid of life, so to speak. ‘During the Pacific War of 1941-45, both sides in the conflict regularly used coconut water – siphoned directly from the nut – to give emergency plasma transfusions to wounded soldiers. Most coconut water is still consumed fresh in tropical coastal areas – once exposed to air, the liquid rapidly loses most of its organoleptic and nutritional characteristics, and begins to ferment. Coconut Water is More Nutritious than whole milk – Less fat and NO cholesterol! Coconut Water is More Healthy than Orange Juice – Much lower calories Coconut Water is Better than processed baby milk- It contains lauric acid, which is present in human mother’s milk Coconut water is naturally sterile — Water permeates though the filtering husk! Coconut water is a universal donor– Its identical to human blood plasma Coconut Water is a Natural Isotonic Beverage – The same level we have in our blood. Coconut water has saved lives in 3rd world countries thru Coconut IV. Coconut water is the very stuff of Nature, biologically Pure, full of Natural Sugars, Salts, and Vitamins to ward off fatigue… and is the next wave of energy drinks BUT natural!’, according to Mortin Satin, Chief of the United Nation’s Food & Agriculture Organization. Coconut water contains more potassium (at about 294 mg) than most sports drinks (117 mg) and most energy drinks. Coconut water has less sodium (25mg) where sports drinks have around 41mg and energy drinks have about 200mg!Coconut water has 5mg of Natural Sugars where sports and energy drinks range from 10-25mg of Altered Sugars.Coconut water is very high in Chloride at 118mg; compared to sports drinks at about 39mg.Data is based on a 100ml drink


How did one survive growing up in the 70′s, 80′s and 90′s?(if there was Cltrl+Z in life)

We had no seatbelts, no airbags..
Cycling was like a breath of fresh air…
No safety helmets, knee pads or elbow pads, with plenty of cardboards between spokes to make it sound like a motorbike…
When thirsty we only drank tap water, bottled water was still a mystery…
We kept busy collecting bits & pieces so we could build all sort of things … and we were fearless on our bicycles even when the brakes failed going downhill…
We were showing off how tough we are, by how high we could climb trees & then jumping down….It was great fun….
We could stay out to play for hours, as long as we got back before dark, in time for dinner…
We walked to school, or sometimes we even rode our bicycle.
We had no mobile phones, but we always managed to find each other…. How?
We lost teeth, broke arms & legs, we got cuts and bruises and bloody noses…. nobody complained as we had so much fun, it wasn’t anybody’s fault, only ours
We ate everything in sight, cakes, bread, chocolate, ice-cream, sweet sugary drinks, fruits..yet, we stayed skinny by fooling around.
And if one of us was lucky to find a 1 litre coca cola bottle we all had a swig from it & guess what? Nobody picked up any germs…
We did not have Play Stations, MP3, Nintendo’s, I-Pods, Video games, 99 Cable TV channels, DVD’s, Home Cinema, Home Computers, Laptops, Chat-rooms, Internet, etc …
BUT, we had REAL FRIENDS!!!!
We called on friends to come out to play, never rang the doorbell, just went around the backdoor…
We played with sticks and stones, played cowboys and Indians, doctors and nurses, hide and seek, soccer games, over and over again…
When we failed our exams we were given a second chance by simply repeating the same grade…without visiting psychiatrists, psychologists or counselors..

Such were the days…
We had freedom, success, disappointments and responsibilities. ..
Most of all, we learned to respect others…
Maybe this message will help them forget the stress that surrounds us these days….and just for a few moments puts a smile to their faces as they remember what life was really like in the good old days……


Free Rural Dental Camp by Rotary club at Caddlegunj
Port Blair, Oct 05
A free rural dental camp was held by Rtn. Dr. Dinesh, Dental Surgeon, at Caddlegunj, yesterday. The camp was organized by Rotary Club of Port Blair in association with ‘Surabi’, an NGO based at Caddlegunj, South Andaman.
According to a report, the camp evoked good response from the people of the surrounding areas and a total of 59 cases were attended to using disposable dental diagnosis kits. Overall 19 tooth extractions were done at the camp and free medicines were distributed to all the patients. Power point presentations and video shows were conducted to educate the importance of oral hygiene to the general public.
Rtn. G. Dhinakaran, President, Rtn. Zakir Jadwet, Secretary and Rtn. Dr. Dinesh along with other members of the Rotary Club of Port Blair and Fr. Johnson along with the staff members of Surabi, were present in large numbers to oversee the successful conduct of the camp. Rotary Club of Port Blair has plans to conduct more such camps on the future on different rural areas of South Andaman.

Philanthropic service by Rotary, SCAW
464 needy students get Slumber Kits

Port Blair, Feb 11
As part of social & philanthropic service, the Rotary Club of Port Blair, in association with Sleeping Children Around the World (SCAW), Canada and Rotary Club of Ambattur, Chennai has distributed slumbers kits to as many as 464 underprivileged students of different schools here at a function held in the auditorium of Govt. Girls’ Senior Secondary School this morning. The Deputy Commissioner, South Andaman, Shri S N Jha distributed a set of kits to a student on the occasion, to inaugurate the function.
Addressing the function, the chief guest expressed gratitude to SCAW, Rotary Club of Ambattur and Port Blair for the noble gesture and to all the people of Canada, who donated for the kits to help underprivileged children of the islands. He appealed to the people of the islands, to draw example from this holistic work and take initiative in extending such help to children of this section. He also expressed hope that this annual activity of Rotary club will go a long way in covering maximum underprivileged children of the islands.
Mr. Tom Belton, team leader SCAW, while speaking on the occasion, said that the bed kits are donated by people, including students, who care for the poor boys and girls children, by earning through hard working and contribute for helping such children around the world at least to have a good sleep at night. It is an operation of spreading the message of love and friendship among people of the world, he said.
In his welcome address, Rn G Dinakaran, President Rotary Club of Port Blair, informed that this was the second year the club has conducted such programme here. The club he said, is striving to cover maximum underprivileged children of the islands by providing kits for study, playing, sleeping etc in the coming years and added that the club will also organize such function at Baratang to distribute slumber kits to 236 underprivileged students of that area.