Tuesday, March 31, 2009
(Former Director - C.B.I.)
Finally the schedule for the General Elections to be conducted from April 16 to May 13 was announced. Voting will be held in five phases. Nearly 2,100,000 security personnel will be deployed across the country during the elections. There will be 40 days of campaigning. Apart from the security forces, 4,000,000 civilian officers will man over 800,000 polling booths. Counting will start on May 16 and thereafter the results will be announced. Over 71 crore voters will exercise their franchise for 543 seats in the country.
Of the 543 Member of Parliaments, the Lok Sabha 2004 had 120 MPs with criminal records. Among the major parties, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) had 29 MPs with a criminal record, the Indian National Congress 24, the Samajwadi Party (SP) 11, Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) eight, Communist Part of India (Marxist) seven, Bahujan Samaj Party seven, National Congress Party (NCP) five and Communist Party of India (CPI-M) two and Independents 27. Six MPs won while in prison. Most parties, or I should say, none had any manifesto. The only manifesto or criterion for selection of a candidate is winnability.
In the General Elections of 1996, the Election Commission seized illegal arms which included 2,000 guns, 11,000 cartridges, 175 explosives and 57,000 bombs. Of the 13,952 candidates who contested, nearly 1,500 had criminal records, almost 700 MLAs out of 4,722 in the country were involved in criminal cases and trial was pending against them. This issue figured prominently during the special session of Parliament held in August 1997 and it was unanimously agreed to carry out meaningful electoral reforms. But the situation has remained unchanged. Unfortunately, you cannot call any political party an honourable exception in the fight against the criminalisation of politics. In deed the rejects of one political party are welcomed by others as long as they can win the election by love or money or by using the caste card. Elections now are all about how much money one can spend.
According to a conservative estimate, Rs 10,000 crores will be spent in conducting the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, a big chunk of which will go unaccounted. In the last Karnataka state Assembly election, the Election Commission had seized Rs 45.5 crores worth of liquor and other goodies.
The tendency to purchase votes by doling out money to voters is on the rise as many instances of the same have been videotaped and telecast. It is worthwhile to examine the trends of the Assembly elections held in 2008.
Of 69 MLAs (total is 70) elected to the Delhi Assembly, 46 are millionaires with assets of more than Rs 1 crore. In Delhi, out of 42 candidates with over Rs 5 crores of declared assets, 13 candidates have managed to get elected. However, of 198 candidates with assets less than Rs 5 lakh, not one could make it to the Assembly. Of 91 tainted candidates who contested elections in Delhi, 27 are now legislators.
In the present 90-member Chhattisgarh Assembly there are just six newly-elected MLAs with declared assets of less than Rs 5 lakh. In Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Mizoram, the number of MLAs in this category is five, six and zero respectively.
The single-most powerful factor in politics today is privilege and corruption. The lure of office of MP and MLA provides immunity from the law and that’s why convicted criminals, which include a film actor and half-a-dozen others, including some MPs, who have been convicted, are keen to join the election fray. The hurdle in their way to the Lok Sabha is Section 8(3) of the Representation of the People’s Act of 1951 that stipulates that any person convicted for a crime and sentenced to more than two years’ of jail term is not eligible to contest elections till six years after completion of his sentence.
This can be overcome by approaching the Supreme Court if the conviction was by an anti-terror court or by a high court in other cases. With criminalisation, the principle of sticking to one’s party have taken a backseat in Uttar Pradesh wherein the only criteria for handing out the party ticket is the assurance of winnability. All the turncoats and deserters from other parties have been accommodated, apart from some well-known history sheeters. The list has as many as 40 persons out of the 80, who have some criminal case against them. There is no doubt that other political parties might turn out to be no different though they may vary in degrees. Probably, others would put up matching candidates and, if possible, people with bigger criminal records. In this situation, people are left with no option except to refrain or cast vote for one of the history sheeters, sponsored by the political parties contesting the elections or go for their caste man irrespective of suitability or acceptability. It happened recently when some villagers went to the residence of the most important political leader of a Right-wing party, protesting the denial of ticket to their caste man. Of course, all such protests are sponsored or managed. Opportunism has shaken the confidence of most of the people in democracy. Winston Churchill once said, "Many forms of Government have been tried, and will be tried in this world of sin and woe. No one pretends that democracy is perfect or all-wise. Indeed, it has been said that democracy is the worst form of government except all those other forms that have been tried from time to time". The point is that the onus lies on each voter to make democracy as bad rulers are elected by good citizens who do not vote. There can be no strong democracy without the strong and interested citizen. After all, we must remember that the ballot in the long run proves stronger than bullet (read the last J&K elections). We must always remember that election is a device which ensures that we shall be governed no better than we deserve.
Cordially invite you
CELEBRATION OF MAHAVIR JAYANTI
& ORGANISATION OF
ANNUAL GENERAL BODY MEETING
Date & Time: 7th April, 2009 at 6.00 A.M.
will start from Rishabh Play School Sector-12
HAF , Pocket -6, Dwarka, New Delhi
Date & time: 12th April, 2009 from 9.30.A.M. onwards
Venue : Jinvani Bharti Public School,
Sector-4, Dwarka, New Delhi-78
Annual General Body Meeting,
Welcome of the Chief Guest, Lightening of the Lamp,
Cultural Programm by youngsters and
Jain Mahila Mandal, Speeches,
Vote of thanks etc .etc
All the members of the Jain Samaj Dwarka are cordially invited
to participate whole heartedly.
Dr. M. C. Jain
Monday, March 30, 2009
Active since 1978 in Bihar, RANGASHREE waded into Delhi waters in 1998 and since 2000, has been actively staging plays and holding drama workshops all across Dwarka (viz. Ispatika Aptt Sec 4, DJA Aptt Sec 13, Shubham Aptt Sec 12, Parampuneet Aptt, ITL Public School, Venkateswara International School etc.). The Director and Chief Secretary of RANGASHREE, Mr MP Singh, is also a noted social activist and trainer, associated with international agencies like ILO, on wide ranging issues such as AIDS Awareness, Women Empowerment, Crop Diversification etc. Mr. Singh played the lead role in KACHOT as a common man’s representative Ramchanar, calling upon the common man to act and vote responsibly.
The play, essentially serious in tone and tenor, was interspersed with hilarious moments. Nearly 200 people thronged CCRT auditorium to witness the show and gave a standing ovation to the play. This was another milestone achieved by RANGASHREE in trying to give the word ‘drama’ an all new meaning and purpose.
Sunday, March 29, 2009
DDA internal Committee has given clean chit to DDA. – News.
DDA internal committee report is confidential. Has not been made public so far despite demands. - DDA and govt.
Comments – How can know the Committee has given clean chit or dirty chit without reading the report? - M. K. Gupta, other applicants
Till the inquiry is over, DDA will not proceed further.
-U. D. Ministry.
DDA has asked the successful allottees for the verifications of documents by 31st March - News
No software received from any agency for checking. Director
– CFSL, Hyderabad in reply to an RTI application.
Delhi Police has sent reminder to the lab for early report - News
Software used in the draw was “even checked by independent judges/ observers earlier many times including IT experts from IIT Delhi”
-Poonam Mathur, Director (System), DDA
“No agency was involved for testing. The software was tested in-house”.
- Veena Ish, Pr. Commr. (Systems), DDA.
Can some one apprise of the factual position?
M. K Gupta - 98105 50172
Thursday, March 26, 2009
Once, a student asked his teacher, "What is love?" The teacher said, "In order to answer your question, you need to do one small exercise, go to the wheat field and choose the biggest flower-spike (sitta, as it is called in Punjab, the top-most part of the plant which contains grains) of a wheat plant and come back. But the rule is : you can go through them only once and cannot turn back to pluck the flower-spike from the plant which you have already passed-by..... !"
The student went to the field, went thru the first row, he saw one big flower-spike on a wheat plant, but he wondered.... may be there is still a bigger one on the other side of the field...... Then he saw another bigger one.... but may be, he can still find another bigger one, with more lush-green grains enshrined in the flower-spike of another wheat plant.....
Later, when he finished more than half of the wheat field, he started to realize that now the wheat plants do not have that much big flower-spikes as the previous ones he had already seen. He knew that he has missed the biggest one, and thus, he regretted.
Ultimately, he ended up his exercise and went back to the teacher with empty hands. The teacher told him, "My dear! This is Love ! You keep looking for a better one, but when later on you realize, you have already missed the right person...... who could have been your better soul-mate…… "
"What is marriage, then?" the student asked again.
The teacher said, "In order to answer your question, you again have to do a small exercise, go to the maze-corn field and select the biggest corn and come back. But the rule is the same : you can go through them only once and cannot turn back to pluck from the plant which you have already left..... "
The student went to the maze-corn field, but this time, he was more careful not to repeat the previous mistake, when he reached in the middle of the field, he has realised that the best quality corn has been already left behind. But, as he had to decide, he picked-up one medium size corn that he felt somewhat satisfied with, and come back to the teacher.
The teacher told him, "This time you have brought a corn.... which is just nice, medium size in equality, it is neither too good nor too bad.... but you had faith and belief that this is the best one that you could choose in this field at that point of time ..... This is called Marriage...... an institution where one has to make compromises time and again, as and when the situation demands….. "
Mr. Shailash Gandhi, Information Commissioner invited representatives of Dwarka Forum and other organizations for a meeting on 20th March. In the meeting, he invited items for incorporating in pro-active disclosure of section 4 of RTI Act. He is hearing appeal cases filed against the MCD and Delhi Jal Board at CIC and he was particularly keen about the kind of information the public requires from these two and other authorities.
From the Dwarka Forum, Mr. Rejimon, Ashok Chaitanya, Sushil Kumar and M. K. Gupta attended the meeting. They and other participants raised many issues of public interest concerning to these authorities including unauthorized constructions, encroachment and Tehbazari.
Mr. Gandhi informed that there is absolute no need to justify asking any information under the RTI Act, if that is not exempt. Public should also make efforts that the pro-active information should be put on the PA’s website suo-moto to reduce number of RTI applications. He also informed that if an information is put on the website and the applicant does not is not computer savvy or unable to see that information on the website, he even have the right to get that information from the PA and the it cannot refuse that information saying the same is available on its site. Such refusal cases should be brought to his notice through appeal/complaint.
Dwarka Forum requests its members to give their suggestions latest by 27.3.3009 about the type of discloser they require under section 4 (suo-motu disclosure) from the MCD and DJB. This will reduce the number of RTI applications and the citizens will be able to get instant information through the site. After receipt of the suggestions, Forum will forward them to Shri Gandhi for necessary action.
Rejimon C. K. As desired.
1 Implementation of Section 4 of RTI Act 2005.. All 17 manuals to be updated for all department and all zones.
2. All Acts/ Policies/ Circulars and any information such as as advt etc.. must be put on web page.
3.All List of personal along with their contact for respective heads as grievance for all zone, wards and departments.
4 It would be worth to disclose the amount collected from each wards or areas(Dwarka sub city) and amount spend for each.
5 List of responsibility (DETAIL) falls under MCD jurisdiction concerning Dwarka Sub City.
6 Taking over Announcement of services or facilities from DDA to MCD in Dwk Subcity
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
National Bhojpuri Seminar on 28 March 2009
Contemporary creative Literature
Time: 10.30 AM
Inauguration : Dr. Sasuarhman Faruki ( Saraswati Samman)
Sh Ravinder Srivastava ‘Jugni Bhai’, Dr Nagendra Prasad Singh
Prof. Gopeswar Singh, Dr. Sidharth Shiv Shankar
Lunch : 1.00 PM
Time: 2.00 PM
Preside : Dr. Asha Rani Lal
Dr. Taieyab Husain ‘Pidit’, Dr. Prem Prakash Pandey
Prof. Nandu Ram, Prof. Vagish Shukl
National Maithili Seminar on 29 March 2009
Contemporary creative Literature
Time: 10.30 AM
Preside: Prof. Vidyanath Jha ‘Vidit’
Dr. Shefalika Verma, Dr. Maghan Prasad
Sh Pradeep Bihari, Dr. Devshankar Navin
Lunch : 1.00 PM
Time: 2.00 PM
Preside : Dr. Mohan Bharadwaj
Dr. Nita Jha, Dr. Gangesh Gunjan
Sh Kumar Shailesh, Sh Sri Dharam
Natya Utsav at CCRT, Sector-7, Dwarka
Bhojpuri Natak on 28 March 2009 at 6.00 PM
Inauguration: Prof.(Dr.) Randaras Mishra
Chief Guest: Sh Surendra Kaul ( Director, CCRT)
Natak : Kachot
Rachna & Direction – Sh. Mahendra Prasad Singh
Prastuti : Ransri, Delhi
Maithili Natak on 29 March 2009 at 6.00 PM
Chief Guest: Prof. Devendra Raj Ankur
( Ex Director, National Natya School)
Natak : Kimkartavyamurd
Rachna- Sh. Rohini Raman Jha
Direction – Sh Sanjay Chaudhari
Prastuti : Mithilangan, Delhi
Dr. Ravindra Nath Srivastava, Secretary
Maithili – Bhojpuri Academy, Delhi
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
GOONJ.. named as Indian NGO of the Year!
The winners of the India NGO Awards 2007 were announced at the awarding ceremony at ITC Sheraton Saket in New Delhi on 5 March. There was one winner in each category – small, medium and large sized organisations – and one award for the best overall NGO.
Recently, CNN IBN (a national television channel) hosted its second annual Real Heroes Awards. The event celebrated “ordinary people with extraordinary achievements” across India.
The twenty-four awards given recognized people working for women’s rights, education, the environment, health care, and youth empowerment. Out of those twenty-four heroes, Anshu Gupta (Founder and Director of Goonj) also got award for his outstanding contribution for the social service.
Following is the Dwarka collection center details:
WARDROBE,G-10, VARDHMAN PLAZA,
PLOT NO. 3, SECTOR-6, CENTRAL MARKET,
DWARKA, PH:32057320, 9899974319
The Earth Hour campaign is being organized by WWF for raising awareness and consciousness for protecting the environment and addressing climate change. This year, Earth Hour has been transformed into the world’s first global election, between Earth and global warming. For the first time in history, people of all ages, nationalities, race and background have the opportunity to use their light switch as their vote – Switching off your lights is a vote for Earth, or leaving them on is a vote for global warming. WWF is urging the world to VOTE EARTH and reach the target of 1 billion votes, which will be presented to world leaders at the Global Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen 2009.
This meeting will determine official government policies to take action against global warming, which will replace the Kyoto Protocol. It is the chance for the people of the world to make their voice heard. Earth Hour began in Sydney in 2007, when 2.2 million homes and businesses switched off their lights for one hour. In 2008 the message had grown into a global sustainability movement, with 50 million people switching off their lights.
In 2009, Earth Hour is being taken to the next level, with the goal of 1 billion people switching off their lights as part of a global vote. Unlike any election in history, it is not about what country you’re from, but instead, what planet you’re from. VOTE EARTH is a global call to action for every individual, every business, and every community. A call to stand up and take control over the future of our planet.
This is a global campaign involving more than 825 cities across 80 countries pledging support by voluntarily switching off lights between 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. on March 28, 2009.
India is joining the campaign for the first time this year with Delhi and Mumbai taking the lead along with other cities like Pune and Bangalore. Significant support has been mobilized with involvement of the Delhi Government, the Mumbai Mayor and other relevant government officials, as well as corporates like HSBC, Wipro and HP. The details are available at http://www.earthhour.in/ . Noted film actor and icon Aamir Khan will be leading the campaign in India.
In support of the campaign and as an indication of our commitment to the cause, the UNDP will be switching off all non-essential lights in the Country Office between 8:30-9:30 p.m. on 28 March 2009.
We request you to help spread the Earth Hour message by simply switching off all the non-essential lights in your homes on Saturday for an hour and encourage your offices and friends to do the same.
EARTH HOUR is a global World Wildlife Fund (WWF) climate changeinitiative. Individuals, businesses, governments and communities areinvited to turn out their lights for one hour on March 28, 2009 at8:30 pm to show their support for action on climate change.
Let Dwarkaites show solidarity with the world by turning off lights intheir homes, offices, societies, pockets for ONE HOUR. Mahesh Tak
Lets support the intitiatve. We shall also take pledge, in future too, we shall use energy at the optimum. Same is also applicable for other resouces like fuel (petrol/diesel) etc..switch off engine at red light. Arvind Agrawal
Monday, March 23, 2009
My Mobile No. is 9891867 706. Please respond URGENTLY.
Friday, March 20, 2009
(National Institute of Kathak Dance)
Constituent Unit of Sangeet Natak Akademi, New Delhi
Kathak Mahotsava, 2009
Dedicated to the memory of Eminent Guru Smt. Rohini Bhate
Fellow of Sangeet Natak Akademi
Venue : CCRT Auditorium,
Plot No.15A, Sector-7, Dwarka, Delhi.
25-27 March, 2009
25 March, 09 - 6.30 p.m.,
C.C.R.T Auditorium, Dwarka
1. Sharvari Jamenis, Pune 1. Harish Gangani, Delhi
2. Mandodari Ka Satya presentation 2. Dharohar excerpts from
by Lasya, Mumbai works of Rohini Bhate
Choreographer : Rajashree Shirke presented by Nrityabharti, Pune
3. Shovana Narayan, Delhi 3. Rani Khanam, Delhi
4. Prerana Shrimali, Delhi
26 March, 09 - 6.30 p.m.,
C.C.R.T Auditorium, Dwarka
1. Gauri Diwakar, Delhi
1. Arghya presentation by Nad Roop, Pune
Choreographer : Shama Bhate
2. Ghungroo presentation by Abhimanyu Lal, Delhi
Upasana Dance Center, Kolkata
Choreographer: Ashimbandhu Bhattacharjee
3. Shashi Sankhala, Jaipur - KathakadiKathak presentation by
Rochit Kathak Akademi, Pune
Choreographer : Roshan Datye
4. Ram Mohan Mishra, Delhi
27 March, 09 - 6.30 p.m.,
C.C.R.T Auditorium, Dwarka
1. Swati Sinha, Delhi
1. Padmanaabha Prabhu presentation
by Lasya, Pune Choreographer: Rajashree Shirke
2. Arghya presentation by Nad Roop, Pune
2. Shikha Khare, Delhi Choreographer : Shama Bhate
3. Nandini Singh, Delhi
3. Ghungroo presentation by Upasana Dance Center, Kolkata
Choreographer: Ashimbandhu Bhattacharjee
4. Krishan Mohan Mishra, Delhi
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
Let us admit that it is lack of solid police patrolling and no fear of police threat among the goonda elements of today because they will be saved by someone or the other who is patronizing them. The kind of police fear among the rowdy elements of society that was instilled by Mr. KPS Gill in punjab during terrorism day there has not been paralleled elsewhere in the country. Pradeep
What does all these inaction goes to show. There is a nexus between the police and the criminal elements. Otherwise why would this continue unabated despite our taking this complaints to top brasses.
The one thing this country needs - punish them publicly. I am sure one such event will stop. These guys will think twice before even thinking to commit such crimes. And why not..if certain things needs to bought under control then there needs to harsher punishment. And these guys learn the hard way. Sorry for being so rude..but I think at some point action needs to be taken. Sudha
There are many M.P.Girish like cases happening here in dwarka in broad light daily. May be they do not belong to PRESS community , as such there cases are not highlighted in the news .Police have shown some interest only because Mr. Girish is from press??? can u imagine how many calls from a common man like us get attended to ?? Incidentally my wife is working in a reputed school in the same sector 14 where this incident took place . she was telling me her colleagues were almost victim of chain snatching during broad daylight
only ( APPROX 2:30 noon) near metro station . It sends shivers down in our spine and we can only pray to god for ourselves only Sandeep
I fully appreciate the views expressed by Sudhaji. SiIence 2 days have passed and there is no trace of the culprits, it is now some what clear that tracing them at this point is difficult and it would also fade away from the memories of the public in another 2 days. However, the crux of the matter is that, in case the culprits are caught, unless and until some harsh punishment is given these people will come out of jails in 2/3 days using their clout and start doing the same activity.
Such perpetrators of the crimes unless given harsh punishment, would always get out of the mess using their clouts in what ever manner. It is also another fact that its only once a person feels shy to enter a jail after that it becomes routine for the culprit to know the lacunae in the system and use it according to his needs.
It is a known fact that in our system if a person does not have a god father his case would take years to settle even for a petty crime and once you have your person in the right place even a murderer would be out of jail within hours.
The recent death of an MBBS student is also an eye opener. It is being reported that the culprits had good hold on the campus and thus the Management of the college did not do anything in spite of complaints made by the students resulting in the loss of a young life. Even though the culprits have been identified and arrested it is a matter of time that they would be out may be in some other college to do their acts again.. Menon
Over 5 Lakh+ residents of Dwarka Subcity remain MUTE spectator when such incidents occurs. These SPECTORS become NEXT Victim...(Who is next one Me or You?) time will give opportunity to 5 Lakh or even more.. Rejimon
An open letter to CP, Delhi
Spiralling crime graph scares Dwarka residents
Deteriorating law and order in Dwarka
Are Delhi police listening?
A woman came out of her house and saw three old men with long white beards sitting in her front yard. She did not recognize them. She said "I don't think I know you, but since you have come to our house and may be feeling hungry. Please come in and have something to eat."
"Is the man of the house at home?", they asked. "No", she replied. "He's out." "Then we cannot come in", they replied.
In the evening when her husband came home, she told him what had happened. "Go tell them I am home and invite them in!"
The woman went out and invited the men in"
"We do not go into a House together," they replied. "Why is that?" she asked. One of the old men explained: "His name is Wealth," he said pointing to one of his friends, and said pointing to another one, "And, he is Success, and I am Love." Then he added, "Now go in and discuss with your husband which one of us you want in your home."
The woman went in and told her husband what was said. Her husband was overjoyed. "How nice!!", he said. "Since that is the case, let us invite Wealth. Let him come and fill our home with wealth!" But, his wife disagreed. "My dear, why don't we invite Success?"
Their daughter-in-law was listening from the other corner of the house. She jumped in with her own suggestion: "Would it not be better to invite Love? Our home will then be filled with love and passion!"
"Let us heed our daughter-in-law's words," said the husband to his wife. "Go out and invite Love to be our guest."
The woman went out and asked the three old men, "Which one of you is Love ? Please come in and be our guest."
Love got up and started walking toward the house. The other two also got up and followed him. Surprised, the lady asked Wealth and Success: "I only invited only Love, Why are you coming in?"
The old men replied together: "If you had invited Wealth or Success, the other two of us would have stayed out, but since you invited Love, wherever He goes, we go with him. Wherever there is Love, there is also Wealth and Success !!!"
MY WISH FOR YOU :
- Where there is pain, I wish you peace and mercy.
- Where there is self-doubting, I wish you a renewed confidence in your
ability to work through it.
- Where there is tiredness, or exhaustion, I wish you understanding,
patience, and renewed strength.
- Where there is fear, I wish you love, and courage.
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
(Former Director - C.B.I.)
In the name of freedom, and right of a man, anything is possible in democracies, even to the extent of ludicrous. The privilege of absurdity, is reserved only, for the man. Man is an uncanny and a weird creature. He never uses the liberties he has, but demands what he does not have. However, in politics absurdity is not a handicap, as long as, it can keep a politician in news.
Ernie Chambers, A Nebraskan State Senator has had a set back , in his lawsuit against God. He had filed a law suit against God, in 2008. He pleaded the Lord Almighty has made threats against him and his electorate in Omaha and is responsible for "widespread death, destruction and terrorization of millions upon millions of the Earth's inhabitants." The suit against God identified the Almighty, as present at all places, at the same time and known by various aliases.
The case against God was as under;
"Is God willing to prevent evil, but not able?
Then he is not omnipotent.
Is he able, but not willing?
Then he is malevolent ( Having ill will).
Is he both able and willing?
Then whence cometh evil?
Is he neither able nor willing?
Then why call him God?"
The court has thrown out the suit, saying "given that this court finds that there can never be service effectuated on the named defendant this action will be dismissed with prejudice." In other words, God has no fixed home, where summons can be sent to him and the Senator had not given any address, where the summons can be served on him.
The lawsuit, Senator Chambers says, was filed to make the point that all persons should be able to have access to the courts regardless of wealth. He sought a permanent injunction to prevent the "death, destruction and terrorisation" caused by God.
However, the truth is that God did not have any malice against him. He did not strike the complainant against Him down with thunder or plague. Not being dismayed by the law . . . or reason (?) the Senator, believes he sees a hole in this ruling: The Court said " It itself acknowledges the existence of God. A consequence, of that acknowledgment is, a recognition of God's omniscience. Since God knows everything, God has taken notice of this lawsuit. In the layman's language, God has won this suit.
The truth of the suit, is that God is used, as common scapegoat for our sins. The reality is that Senator, wanted to serve God, like many other people, but only as His Adviser.
It is speculated that 30 to 40 per cent of the population of England is either indifferent or questions the existence of god. They do not go to any religious place. The young people, almost in every country, feel that they do not need God.
Like the youth of all countries, the number of young men, in UK, unconcerned or apathetic to God, would be much larger ,and so would be the condition in the rest of Europe. In India, the number of people in the same category would be same, though most do not express any views against or for God, out of deference to the family or society traditions and not to ruffle feelings.
Now the unbelievers or disbelievers in GOD, in England have come out in the open. On four of London's bus routes, buses carry huge sign-boards reads, "There's probably no God. Now stop worrying and enjoy your life." They appealed for funds to step up their publicity They expected to get around £5,500. They received more than £140,000. They plan to put up hoardings on underground stations, public places and all bus routes.
Whether some people believe or do not believe, in the existence of God makes no difference to Him. Man can no more, diminish God's glory, by refusing to worship Him, than a lunatic can put out the sun by scribbling the word, 'darkness' on the walls of his home or in his sanatorium. Any fool can count the seeds in an apple. Only God can count all the apples in one seed. Truly Man's arm is too short to box with God. As a clock cannot be fabricated without a clock maker, the clockwork of the universe cannot exist without a clockmaker, that is God Almighty.
Born on 24th December,1963, belongs to Sri Madhopur District Sikar, Rajasthan. Since his childhood, he is very much inspired by his mother Smt. Shanti Devi and honesty from his father Sh.J.S.Sharma(Central Government Employee).
Mr.Vyas did his schooling from Government School and won scholarship. He got B.Sc.(Agriculture) degree from Jobner, Agriculture College, Udaipur University in 1985. He is a Law Graduate from A.R.S.D.(South Campus), Delhi University. Still doing LLM degree from Kurukeshtra University.
Joined NHRC in 1995.
Almost all the Chief Justice of India honoured him for his sincere service & devotion.
Investigation Cases solved:
Investigation case of Geeta Sharma who released after 2 and half years from Dhaulpur.
Minor girls (circus workers from Nepal & North East) rescued in 2004.
Suman who was sexually and mentally exploited by Govt. Officer and political leaders, her case was investigated personally and relieved her.
Investigated exposed the Murder case of a muslim lad in Sonepat, Haryana.
He was also part of the fact finding team which investigated the activities of Naxalites and Salwa Judum in Chattisgarh. His team was fired by Naxalites three times but they did their duties well and successfully completed their mission.
Reading, writing and debate.
Always ready to help the economically weaker section of the society & want to bring justice for this community.
Source: Dwarka Parichay news & information services
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
Monday, March 9, 2009
(Former Director - C.B.I.)
Recently Speaker Somnath Chatterjee, expressing his exasperation at the unruly behaviour of MPs during proceedings in Parliament, said, “You do not deserve one paisa of public money. I think Parliament should be adjourned sine die, and public money should not be spent on useless allowances for you.” What provoked the Speaker on this occasion was the utter chaos and confusion that had besieged the House. The BSP and the BJP MPs were criticising the Government for being anti-Dalit. The PMK and the MDMK were demanding amendments to the External Affairs Minister’s statement on the crisis in Sri Lankan, and New Delhi’s direct intervention to stop the war there, while the TDP wanted to discuss the Satyam issue.
After the House had been turned into a Tower of Babel, with MPs storming the well and shouting on top of their voices, the Speaker finally threw in the towel. He adjourned the House, but not before making his anguish clear by saying that he hoped that the electorate would give the rowdy MPs a fitting verdict in the coming elections.
But only a day after the Speaker had scolded the Members of Parliament, he withdrew his remarks by saying that he had made those comments out of frustration. He even said, “I want all of you who were standing here to come back if people support you. I am at ease because I am not contesting. I know you are aggrieved, but I have my good wishes for everyone.”
The sad truth is — as an MP once jokingly mentioned to me — that unruly behaviour is what gets the attention of both the media and Government, as it spices up what are otherwise drab parliamentary proceedings.
On August 24, 2006, in a lecture on ‘Judiciary and Legislature under the Constitution’, Mr Chatterjee had said, “All of us in Parliament need to be concerned about it (disorderly behaviour by representatives of the people) and endeavour to restore true democratic culture into the functioning of these (legislative) institutions. Intolerance and denial of rights of others are antithetical to democracy. Once people lose faith in the system, no force, no Army, can help save the system.”
On April 30, 2008 describing the Zero Hour in the Lok Sabha as the ‘torture hour’, Mr Chatterjee had accused Samajwadi Party members of turning the House into a wrestling ring. “You are not serving the people by shouting. Look at your behaviour. You are threatening. I am not going to accept this. You should know how to behave in the House. Kuchh padhte nahin, kuchh sunte nahin (you don’t read or listen),” he said.
Again while inaugurating the 73rd Conference of the Presiding Officers of Legislative Bodies, Mr Chatterjee suggested doing away with the Zero Hour in Parliament since, “It has turned out to be the most unruly period of House proceedings. The legislature has come in for public criticism because of the conduct of the members inside the House, leading to frequent disruptions and the result, inability of the House to transact business, wastage of time and public money. The Lok Sabha made history when it expelled 10 of its members in the cash-for-query scam in 2005. It was an attempt by the Lok Sabha to cleanse itself. We need to urgently address the issue of decline of personal integrity and probity in public life, and reinforce public faith in our democratic institutions.”
The Budget session of Parliament every year, more than other sessions, is great for creating a ruckus and being heard in the portals of power. Thus, it was no surprise that this year too we witnessed scenes of unruly behaviour sweeping across legislatures all over the country, beginning with Delhi and Uttar Pradesh, followed by Orissa and Andhra Pradesh. There is hardly a State Assembly where somebody has not expressed his or her point of view doing something unparliamentary to drive home his or her point. In one Assembly even the microphones were used as missiles against political opponents. This forced the authorities to invest in fixed or small mikes.
The excuse for such behaviour can be anything. The biggest advantage that politicians across party lines see in indulging in such raucous behaviour is that it does not require them to do their homework or argue their points logically in the House. It has been computed that it costs the public exchequer Rs 1.23 crore to run a day’s session of Parliament.
Winston Churchill once said that parliamentary debates are life-enhancing literature. Unfortunately this does not apply to our country. In 2007, the Rajya Sabha passed 32 per cent of the Bills (excluding the financial Bills) with little or no discussion. The percentage of Bills passed with almost no discussion in the Rajya Sabha increased from 26 per cent in 2005 to 32 per cent in 2007. During the same period, the number of Bills on which substantial debate (more than two hours) took place reduced from 29 per cent in 2005 to 24 per cent in 2007. Out of 485 non-Minister Lok Sabha MPs, 107 spoke on some legislative issue in 2007. Of these 89 MPs spoke three limes or less, 12 MPs spoke about four to seven times, and six MPs spoke eight times or more. Our Lok Sabha on December 23, 2008, passed a total of eight Bills without a debate in 17 minutes!
Vice-President Hamid Ansari, addressing the 14th All-India Whips’ Conference, said, “The single most important issue of concern today is the decreasing credibility of our legislatures as effective institutions capable of delivering public good and contributing to effective formulation of laws and public policies. The instrumentalities at the disposal of the legislatures has either been blunted or become dysfunctional.”
Ruling a nation is serious business. But it appears that for our politicians any pretext is good to stall parliamentary or Assembly proceedings. In such a scenario there can be no vigilance or oversight of Government work, and consequently, the accountability of our Governing institutions gets ruined.
Our elected leaders must be mindful of what they are doing and why. Technically the people of India are responsible for improving the political lot by electing responsible leaders. But in reality beyond a point there is nothing that one can do to persuade our leaders to be heedful of public interest. The only solution is that the political parties arrive at a consensus that they will not disrupt the workings of the House. Our representatives should remember that a good sermon is the best example. And they should remember not to mistake or confuse sloganeering with solutions.
Once upon a time, there was a man and his name was Fleming, and he was a poor Scottish farmer. One day, while trying to make a living for his family, he heard a cry for seeking help coming from a nearby bog. He dropped his tools and ran to the bog.
There, mired to his waist in black muck, was a terrified boy, screaming and struggling to free himself. Farmer Fleming saved the lad from what could have been a slow and terrifying death.
The next day, a fancy carriage pulled up to the Scotsman's sparse surroundings. An elegantly dressed nobleman stepped out and introduced himself as the father of the boy Farmer Fleming had saved.
'I have come here to repay you,' said the nobleman. 'You saved my son's life.'
'No, I can't accept payment for what I did,' the Scottish farmer replied waving off the offer. At that moment, the farmer's own son came to the door of the family hovel.
'Is that your son?' the nobleman asked. 'Yes,' the farmer replied proudly. I'll make you a deal. Let me provide him with the level of education and knowledge my own son will enjoy If the lad is anything like his father, he' will no doubt grow to be a man we both will be proud of.' And that he did.
Farmer Fleming's son attended the very best schools and in time, graduated from St. Mary's Hospital Medical School in London, and went on to become known throughout the world as the noted Sir Alexander
Fleming, the discoverer of Penicillin.
Years afterward, the same nobleman's son who was saved from the bog was stricken with pneumonia.
What saved his life this time ? -- Medicine - Penicillin.
Now, you would like to know the name of the nobleman? Friends ! He was Lord Randolph Churchill .. His son's name?
Sir Winston Churchill.....
Someone once said: What goes around comes around.
Work like you don't need the money.
Love like you've never been hurt.
Dance like nobody's watching.
Sing like nobody's listening.
Live like it's Heaven on Earth.
Dwarka Forum organized a Protest March at Sector-14 on 8th March, 2009 against School Fee hike by Delhi Government. Around100 parents & children from different sectors of Dwarka Sub-city carried posters, slogans and raised their voice. According to Sushil Kumar-General Secretary-Dwarka Forum, many Members of Dwarka Forum and other sufferer Parents joined the protest march and expressed their anger towards Delhi Govt. and Directorate of Education.
The sufferer parents informed that Schools are not following the Delhi Government’s directives in this regard. They are threatening them that the school will not give their children’s Report Card. In many cases they are even asking them to change the school of their wards if they do not deposit the increased fee along with arrears immediately.
Children also shouted some Slogan against Fee hike and against the incumbent Education Minister & Chief Minister. Parents demanded that this fee hike must be withdrawn by the Government keeping in view the recession and eroded purchasing power of the people. They also expressed unhappiness over the tepid response of the Delhi Government on this issue. However, it was stated that this may be because of close nexus between top politicians of Delhi who almost either owns or having a partnership with the school management. Parents also asked questions from the Government how this Sixth Pay Commission is applicable to only private schools whereas other private sector employees are having pay cuts.
Even, some parents demanded that government should give subsidy or relaxation to promote education among the mass. As education is very-very important part of any civilization and without getting proper education no state/country can progress. It’s very sad that the education has become business and it’s very difficult for the average and middle class families to pay huge fees for their wards
Sunday, March 8, 2009
Saturday, March 7, 2009
along with National Consumer Bar Association
is celebrating the Women's Day on 8 th March 2009 as Women's Rights Day at
Mrs. Suman Krishan Kant W/o Late Sh. Krishna Kant
( the former Vice President of India) and the chairperson of Mahila Dakshata Samiti
Sh. Sumesh Shokeen, MLA
Friday, March 6, 2009
Trench threatning.. these service agencies(airtel/relince/bses etc no) safety standards or procedures.. REJIMON C K
Beware. Footpath near Muthoot Hospital along sector-10/11 intersector road hasSWD inspection covers removed at 4 places. Perfect recipe fordisaster. Mahesh Tak
I think we should refer this incident and make representation to the newly elected MLA. Sabyasachi Roy
Thursday, March 5, 2009
on 15th March,09
Timing: 9 A.M. onwards…
at Millenium Computers
C-357, Mahavir Enclave-III, Opp.Sector-2,
Dwarka. New Delhi-110 059.
Online - http://www.dwarkaparichay.com/
Print - The Creatives World (Newspaper)
Wednesday, March 4, 2009
(Former Director - C.B.I.)
The Lok Sabha Speaker, Somnath Chatterjee, expressing his exasperation on February 19, 2009, at the Members of Parliament, as they stormed the well of Lok Sabha, yelling and shouting the choicest expletives, said: "You do not deserve one paisa of public money… I think Parliament should be adjourned sine die. Public money should not be spent on useless allowances for you… I express my greatest annoyance and condemnation". The babble of honourable Members of Parliament had different and disparate demands: The Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) were criticising the government for "being anti-Dalit". The Pattali Makkal Katchi (PMK) and the Marumalarchi Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (MDMK) wanted amendments to external affairs minister Pranab Mukherjee’s statement and intervention to "stop war" in Sri Lanka, while the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) raised the Satyam issue.
After a lot of pandemonium, the Speaker finally adjourned the Lok Sabha, but not before saying: "I hope the people will give their verdict properly. You have to be taught a lesson". It was of no avail and the next day he withdrew his remarks. The truth is that only unruly behaviour gets attention, both from the media and the government. It also spices up otherwise drab proceedings as an MP jokingly mentioned to me.
On August 24, 2006, while delivering a lecture on "Judiciary and Legislature", Mr Chatterjee had said: "All of us in Parliament need to be concerned about it (disorderly behaviour in the House) and endeavour to restore true democratic culture into the functioning of these institutions… Once people lose faith in the system, no force, no Army can help save the system".
On April 30, 2008, describing Zero Hour in the Lok Sabha as "torture hour", the Speaker accused Samajwadi Party members of turning the House into a wrestling ring. "You are not serving the people by shouting. Look at your behaviour... you are threatening. I am not going to accept this. You should know how to behave in the House — kuchh padte nahin, kuchh sunte nahin (they don’t read anything nor do they listen)".
While inaugurating the 73rd Conference of the Presiding Officers of Legislative Bodies, Mr Chatterjee had suggested doing away with the Zero Hour in Parliament since "it has turned out to be the most unruly period" of the House’s proceedings.
Every year February is a great month to make commotion and be heard in the portals of power. So we had scenes of unruly behaviours, sweeping across the legislatures all over the country — beginning with Delhi and Uttar Pradesh, followed by Orissa and Andhra Pradesh.
The excuse for this kind of waywardness does not have to be strong or based on good reasoning. Anything goes — whether it is the use of mikes, paper balls or fists, or hurling abuses and threatening — as long as it attracts attention.
The biggest advantage of this kind of behaviour is that it does not require any intellectual hardship or prodding of one’s cranium or tackling arguments with logic and better viewpoints.
It has been computed that it costs Rs 1.23 crore to run a day’s session of Parliament. As per the Lok Sabha Secretariat estimates, every minute of the session costs the exchequer Rs 23,085. In 2007, the Rajya Sabha passed 32 per cent of bills (not including financial bills) with little or no discussion. The percentage of bills passed with almost no discussion in the Rajya Sabha increased from 26 per cent in 2005 to 32 per cent in 2007. During the same period, the number of bills on which substantial debate (more than two hours) took place reduced from 29 per cent in 2005 to 24 per cent in 2007.
Out of 485 (non-minister) Lok Sabha MPs, only 107 spoke on some legislative issues in 2007. Of these, 89 MPs spoke three times or less, 12 MPs spoke about four-seven times, and six MPs spoke eight times or more in 2007. Our Lok Sabha on December 23, 2008, passed a total of eight bills, without a debate, in 17 minutes.
The vice-president of India, while addressing the 14th All-India Whips’ Conference in February last year, said, "The single most important issue of concern today is the decreasing credibility of our legislatures as effective institutions capable of delivering public good and contributing to effective formulation of laws and public policies… The instrumentalities at the disposal of the legislatures had either been blunted or become dysfunctional".
Rulers and kings of the past, who were in positions of power by divine, hereditary right, have been replaced by the elected representatives in local bodies, state Assemblies and Parliament.
Technically, people are responsible for improving them. But in reality, beyond pleading and media reminding them of their responsibility, there is nothing anybody can do to persuade them to be concerned about the public. For this reason, the first causality is governance. The only solution is that all political parties should arrive at a consensus of not disrupting the working of the House. The legislators can wear black bands or show their resentment at a designated place outside the House, like the Hyde Park in London. An hour before the start, or at the end of the day, can be specifically earmarked for a free for all so that the time of actual working of the legislature is not curtailed. Our representatives should not mistake and confuse slogans with solutions.
Tuesday, March 3, 2009
The efforts of the duo of Gardner of Ispatika, S/Shri Jitender and Shri Ranu coupled with the ever inspiring efforts of the man behind the mission Shri P K Datta, said to be born with a green thumb were immensely appreciated by one and all.
Sunday, March 1, 2009
Bhumi Pujan Ceremony of Kalibari temple
on Wednesday March 4, 2009
at Sector-12, Pocket-D, HAF, Dwarka, New Delhi at 8.30 AM
His Holiness Revered Swami Shantatmanandaji Maharaj, Secretary, Ramkrishna Mission, New Delhi has kindly consented to lay the Foundation Stone of the temple.
Bhumi Pujan ---------------------- 8.30 AM
Foundation Stone laying ceremony - 9.00 AM
Kalipuja --------------------------- 9.30 AM
Special Homa --------------------- 10.00 AM
Mrittika dan by Devotees --------- 1.00 PM
Bhog Distribution ------------------ 1.30 PM
Distribution of Certificates to Donors - 6.30 PM
Audio visual Presentation on temple - 7.30 PM
Devotional Songs ---------------------- 8.00 PM
Prasad Distribution -------------------- 9.30 PM
Devotees interested to sponsor the Bhumi Pujan may contact:
S.R. Thakurta, President
O.N. Mondal, Gen. Secretary - 9899401949
Arun Dey - 9810513818