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Friday, April 30, 2010

Another big leap by JMIS kids

Students of JM International School, Sec 6, Dwarka brought laurels to the school.

JMIS sternly believe that ‘all the children are creative.’ And creativity comes from trust in one’s potential. Principal, JM International School, Mrs. Renu Jain never leaves a stone unturned to encourage creativity in any form & make students self-reliant. Nina Sharma of JM International School brought glory to school. She bagged fourth prize in Slogan Writing Competition organized by Sulabh International School on 7 April 2010 where twenty schools participated, hence proving that real joy lies in the creative effort.

Students of classes I to IX participated in International Informatics Olympiad, where Utkarsh Mishra of class I emerged as First Runner Up in State as well Class Rank & Second in Olympiad Rank by obtaining 97.84%, winning a Digital Camera, & the certificate.

Shibabrata Ghosh has acquired National Rank Topper in National Sciemce Talent Search Exam, organized by Unified Council.

School Principal felicitated the winners. Addressing the students she encouraged them work diligently & harder as it is only the key to success.

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JM International school, Dwarka organized “ Nurture the Narrative-2010”, a mélange of inter-school competitions on April 27 & 28.The eighteen prestigious schools of Dwarka participated with full enthusiasm & gusto. Thought, creativity & awareness provoking competitions- Jago Manav, Tell a Tale, Be a Radio Jockey, Animation & craftsman were organised to promote students’ talent & confidence. Principal Ms Renu Jain greeted the competent participants & encouraged them to give their best and trust their talent. Ms Swati, Ms Anuradha , Ms Harpreet from HT-Pace, Ms Puneet Kaur (Free Lancer) were the esteemed judges. Exuberant performance of the competitors made their judgment intricate. Proud winners of Rolling trophy in Animation - Shri Venketshwar, sec-18, Tell A Tale & Jago Manav- R.D Rajpal, Radio Jockey was won by Paramount International & Craftsman by Bal Bharti Public School.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

5 days 3 rd Hum Kishore festival spread vigour among Gen Next

The Grand Finale of the 3rd Hum Kishore festival was flagged off with second round of the Rangoli Competition. The short listed teams were S.K.V.(Kakrola) , Govt. Girls Senior Secondary School (Bijwasan) , D.A.V. Public School and Carmel Convent school. The participants of all the teams made exotic designs with vibrant colours.


The function inside the C.C.R.T auditorium began at 6:00 PM with the Welcome Speech by Mr. N.N Mishra (Director- Program) followed by Saraswati Vandana. There was a second round of performance by the short listed teams of Darohar, (Classical Dance), We sing (Geetmala), We lecture (Elocution) and We dance (Indian folk dance). The performance of all the participants enthralled the audience. The immense talent pool that we have among the adolescents was very encouraging. The Gen Next is turning out to be real multi faceted and full of vigour. The parents also take keen interest in supporting the co- curricular activities of the children.

Smt. Krishna Tirath the minister for women & child development was Chief Guest , the Guest of Honor was Mr. Pyda Nagesh, the Executive Director of Punjab National Bank. The Honorable Minister along with the Chairman of U.V.C.T. arrived by 7.45 PM. The H`ble Minister Smt. Krishna Tirath did the symbolic Lighting of the lamp. Smt. Krishna Tirath ji addressed the audience and mentioned about the initiatives taken by the Government to improve the care given to expectant mothers and the children from the age group of 6 to 11 years. Krishna Tirath ji also lauded the effort and initiatives taken by U.V.C.T. to empower the youth to become socially and economically productive citizens. The ‘ Grand Finale ‘ concluded with the ‘ National Anthem’ sung with a reverence to our Great Nation. Jai Ho! Hindustan.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Contacts of DDA Engineers in Dwarka area

Name -----------Title ---------Area -------------Phone


Mr. S.R. Solanki---- Chief Engineer ---Dwarka,  Civil Circle 13-------25036050/9811212130
Mr. Chaowdhary --------Senior Engineer----------DO-------------------- 9910152323
Mr. Bindlish ------------ Executive Engineer -----Sec 3 & Naseerpur------- 9810055452
Mr. A.K. Tyagi ---------Executive Engineer -------Sec 6,7,8 -------------9810873457
Mr. N.C. Godlaw---------- Executive Engineer ------Sec 4,5,12---------- 9818398889
 Mr. N.P. Sharma ----------Executive Engineer -------Sec 9,10,19 -------9811733613
Mr. Dhawan ---------------Senior Engineer-------- Civil Circle 2 ---------9312316282
Mr. Shakeel Ahmed -------Executive Engineer -----Sports Complex, Sec 24 ----9873995330
Mr. I.J. Gupta ------------Executive Engineer ----Sec 21,22,27,28 ----------9899208595
Mr. Meena ----------------Executive Engineer ----------Sec 1, 2 ---------------9990140004
Mr. N.K. Prabhaker -----Executive Engineer ------------Sec 11,20 ----------9313558966
Mr. Kapoor --------------Senior Engineer-----------Civil Circle 17 ------------9810518097
Mr. K.C. Goyal ---------Executive Engineer---------- Sec 12B,17 ------------9871118189
Mr. Hasan ---------------Executive Engineer---------- Sec 23B, 25---------- 9350803615
Mr. K.K. Lala ------------Executive Engineer --------Sec 14, 23A -------------9868174015
Mr. Chokher -------------Executive Engineer------Sec 16A/B, 18, 19B, 26 -----989154888

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

STATUS OF DRAW IN PENDING CGHS

HIGH COURT IMPOSE COST ON RCS, STAY APPOINTMENT OF ADMINISTRATOR
M K Gupta

Delhi High Court has imposed a cost of Rs. 15,000/- on the Registrar of Co-operative Societies for not filing the counter-affidavit before it on 20th April. A Division Bench of Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul and Valmiki J. Mehta ordered that the cost will be paid to the petitioner, Apni CGHS, and will be recovered from the salary of the Officer responsible for not filing the affidavit. In this case, the High Court had earlier issued notices to RCS and DDA for reply for the hearing fixed on 20th April.


Shri Asok Kumar, champion of self-draws, said that in this case Petitioner pleaded that Provisional Occupancy Certificate and Completion Certificate were submitted to the RCS before 19.10.2007, prior to the introduction of new DCS rules. Mr. Kumar said that due to this, the file should have been sent to the DDA directly for conducting the draw but the RCS has sent the file of the Chopra Committee deliberately though there was no need for that and this delayed the draw. In a similar case, RCS sent the file of the Asha Deep Society to the DDA directly. He said that the delinquent RCS officer should be punished departmentally under the applicable service rules.

In another important development, the High Court on 22nd April has stayed the appointment of the Administrators in the Saptparni Society on an urgent writ petition filed by that the Society which has gone for self-draw along with other societies. RCS wanted the appointment of Administrator on the plea of not-conducting elections on time but on the contrary, the Society Management told the Court that they had requested the RCS to appoint Returning Officer many time for conducting the elections. The Division Bench of Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul and Valmiki J Mehta dismissed the plea of the RCS and stayed the appointment of Administrator and ordered appointment of Returning Officer within two-week.

Shri Syed Azeez Pasha, Member, Rajya Sabha has on 19th April requested Lt. Governor, Tejendra Khanna stating that the RCS has failed to clear even a single file for the draw for the last more than a year and a half. Mr. Pasha informed the LG that the files of neither the 57 societies which were earlier under the CBI Scanner nor the other remaining societies which were found eligible for the draw by the RCS have not been cleared despite the mandatory requirements of documents in pursuance of schedule VII. Mr. Pasha said, “There is a need of serious consideration as to why not “OUT SOURCE” the job of vetting documents in RCS office”. He wrote “THE ACCOUNTABILITY ASPECT IN RCS OFFICE NEEDS SERIOUS EXEMATION VIS A VIS TAX PAYERS MONEY SPENT BY THIS OFFICE.” He has drawn the attention of LG towards the rampant corruption in RCS office and demanded a CBI inquiry against some RCS officials. In his letter to the LG, MP has demanded to regularize the self-draw. Mr. Rajender Arya, an Advocate told "That four societies which have gone for self-draw on 03.01.2010 namely, IDC, Sapna Ghar, Satparni and New Anamika have written letter to the LG requesting him to regularize the self-draw following the precedence of 1996 and 2008. All these societies also prayed him to advise the RCS for withdrawing the Police cases and show cause notices given to these societies. All these societies have already procured POC and Completion Certificate from the DDA."

Blatant wastage of public money

Vineet Aggarwal

Of late, I am sad and shocked to see the blatant wastage of the hard earned public money which we have been regularly paying in the form of taxes to the government.

One can see the stone slabs from the road dividers being pulled out by the laborers, across Dwarka and then these are replaced with the new ones or simply being painted in kali. I asked them, what I the logic, to which they said – these broken slabs are an eyesore.

So does this mean that Delhi is now going the Ghaziabad or NOIDA way where the CM Ms. Shiela Dixit is trying to paint the city in various colors just like Mayawati has done without doing any good to the common man or heeding to his daily needs?

I am sure this money could have been used for various and much more value adding and beneficial purposes, such as:

1. re-carpeting the several broken and still un-metalled slip roads,
2. better lighting of the streets
3. installing traffic lights which are still missing despite so many reminders and accidents on the major intersections across Dwarka
4. removal of the garbage dumps which are both an eyesore and health hazard
5. providing proper parking space in the markets – and recarpeting of the parking lots in the markets
6. or the most basic – ensuring continued supply of power; rather than burdening the common man by increasing the power charges, yet again

It seems our CM has not heard of the Maslow’s Needs hierarchy , which emphasizes the need to address the basic needs FIRST and then as you move up the hierarchy, the other lesser important needs are addressed with the cosmetic ones being addressed in the end.

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Whereas a large number of commercial places/shops have come up in Delhi which are popularly known as Cyber Cafes and a large number of people visit them to use the facilities available in such places including e-mail facility.

2. And whereas it has come to notice that certain criminal anti-social elements/terrorists are using these facilities to mislead the security/investigating agencies, create panic in the public, endanger the security of VVIPs and Govt. Institutions, help in the terrorist activities directly affecting the security of the State.

3. And whereas it is necessary to take speedy measures in this behalf to prevent danger to human life or safety, to thwart/prevent terrorist activities, which may affect the security of the State and disturbance of public order and tranquility.

4. Now, therefore, in exercise of the powers conferred upon me by Section 144 Criminal Procedure Code, 1973 read with Govt. of India, Ministry of Home Affairs, New Delhi’s Notification No. U-11036/1/2008-UTL dated 26.11.2008. I, R.S. Krishnia, Deputy Commissioner of Police, South-West Distt., Delhi do hereby make this written order for strict compliance by the owners of such Cyber Cafes in the jurisdiction of South-West Distt :-.

a. Prohibiting the use of Cyber Café by unknown person and whose identity has not been established by the owner of the Café.

b. Maintaining a register for identity of the visitor/user.

c. Make an entry in the handwriting of the visitor/user mentioning name, address, telephone number and identity proof. The visitor/user shall also sign the register kept for this purpose.

d. The identity of the visitor/user shall be established through identity card, voter card, ration card, driving license, passport and photo credit card (any one of them).

e. Activity server log should be preserved in main server and its record should be preserved for at least six months.

f. If any activity of the visitor is of a suspicious nature the owner of Cyber Café will immediately inform the police station: and

g. Record be maintained about the specific computer used by the person.

h. Cyber Café owners to ensure that users of Cyber Café are photographed on continuous basis & the record of the same is maintained properly.

5.  This order shall come into force with effect from 23.04.2010 and shall remain in force for a period of 60 days i.e. up to 21.06.2010 (both days inclusive) unless withdrawn earlier.

6. Any person contravening this order shall be punishable under Section 188 of the Indian Penal Code.

7. As the notice cannot be served individually on all concerned, the order is hereby passed ex-parte. It shall be published for the information of public through Press and by affixing copies on the notice boards of the offices of all District DCsP, Addl. DCsP, ACsP, Tehsil Offices, all Police Stations concerned and the offices of the NDMC and MCD.


(R.S. KRISHNIA)
DY. COMMISSIONER OF POLICE
SOUTH WEST DISTRICT: NEW DELHI.

Munak Water for Delhi – Haryana flip-flop

M K Gupta

There is no clear answer to the question whether Delhi will get water from the Munak Canal. Haryana has said that Delhi will get its rightful share but only for the Commonwealth Games. Delhi is expecting 60 MGD water out of which Dwarka is will get 40 MGD water from this canal after its completion in a few months.

Delhi has reportedly paid Rs 350 crore for the construction of canal that would save a huge amount of water for the two states by cutting down on transit loss. But Haryana government said “Not a drop out of any saving will be given to Delhi and the state (Delhi) should not waste its resources by constructing any treatment plant on this presumption,”

A Delhi Government official said that “we have spent money on the construction and it is quite clear that we should also get benefit from the savings. There is a MoU to this effect and Haryana cannot deprive us to our rightful share”.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Bhagidari core committee elected members for the session 2010-2011

Bhagidari meeting of Sub-Division, Vasant Vihar S/W District was held under the guidance of SDM. Sh. Vivek Kumar Tripathi. Around 38 RWA’s participated in the meeting.The success full completed work in 2009-2010 were placed in the meeting and strategy for working on pending jobs were also discussed.


Main agenda of the meeting was to form core committee for session 2010-2011.
Sh. Vivek Kumar Tripathi, SDM asked representatives of RWA’sto select the members of core committee in a democratic way. After discussion and suggestions following RWA representatives were selected for the core committee:

1. Sh Naresh Lamba – Representative – Dwarka and surrounding village area

2. Sh. Suresh Gupta – Vasant Enclave, Masudpur etc.

3. Sh. Aggarwal – Safdarjang Enclave

For area Vasant Vihar and Vasant Kunj RWA representatives were asked to elect in their own area.

Invitation for Saturday Classes of Sri RamKrishna Sangh, Dwarka

HOW TO MAKE DELHI LAUGH?? Action Plan

Vijay K. Saluja

It is time we start our Action Plan without much ado/delay, to complement & supplement the efforts of the local bodies/development agencies/govt with one RIDER-NO criticism pl even if you do not agree with them but make them see reason, pl. Therein lies your skill.

As per my perception, considering the existing governance system & the mindsets of the various stakeholders I propose the following [simple steps] Action Plan for all those interested, to make a difference for the better, in their neighbourhoods/colonies
1-Form a GROUP[name it].Have the contact details/brief profile of the members

1a-Identify a CORE GROUP.

2-Convene a meeting of the said Group giving one week notice.

3-If there is no seed money for expenditure-let you all contribute.Pl decide the amount for individual contribution with consensus

4-In the meeting, unfold the ACTION PLAN & assign duties & get into action in a CONSTRUCTIVE & POSITIVE WAY.

5-MONITOR the progress on sustainable basis.

Though,there are many issues, but there is need to set priority

To my mind ,these could be

MEDIA MANAGEMENT-These days development news have taken a back seat! This needs to be brought in the driver`s seat. HOW-well, this is a challenge. Face it.

MEDIA is a big resource,no doubt.

Organise Panel Discussion[only on ACTION PLAN] in the media/by the media.

Organise EMPATHY- workshops with the concerned govt officials/elected reps & the members of the civil society/community.

Areas [to start with in a focussed manner]

Optimum utilisation of public funds
Proper orientation of elected reps/govt officials


Timely/quality completion of well designed/planned [for fixing priority, community to be consulted] participatory planning projects of the colony.
Safety/congestion on roads.

I feel working, in a cohesive, committed & focussed manner, will also get the co operation & support of the local bodies/authorities/media

JUST TRY DOING IT & GIVE THE FEED BACK.

Writer is a  Senior Fellow-ISS, New Delhi & Ex Chief Engineer [civil]

Banks should enhance rates of FDs !

R.D. Bhardwaj "Noorpuri"


Just around 30 months ago, interest rates on one year fixed deposit could fetch you an interest around 10% for one year and for the last one year, this rate has now nose-dived to just 6.50% and this pinches the common man really hard, as inflation is hovering above 16%. On the top of it, money lying in your SB accounts gives you a paltry return of 3.50%. it is also pertinent to note that Banks' major income comes not from big loans extended by it to the business houses, but from the crores of small account holders and depositors, spread across the length and breadth of the country. On the contrary, big business people are earning huge profits from the loans taken from the banks at cheap rates (from out of the fund made available to the banks by its saving bank account holders and fixed depositors), which means that the banks and big business people are flourishing at the cost of crores of small account holders, spread across the country. These small account holders are really playing a pivotal role in nation building, but they are the unsung heroes. In view of the above, and in the interest of imparting some long overdue justice to the poor people, banks should enhance interest on saving accounts to around 5% and on FDs of one year and above to around 10% or so; so that crores of the poor people could also earn some good interest income. Public sector banks should take lead in this noble cause and it also becomes incumbent upon the central regulatory authority (Reserve Bank of India) to ensure that these rates are fixed with some minimum bench mark in relation to the prevailing inflation, from time to time.

Pusthakaineettam… a noble way of celebrating Vishu

“All our festivals were originated from our own life; we can find its origin in our rich cultural heritage. It is, therefore, our duty to celebrate these festivals without losing out the essence of it”, said Padma Shri Dr.(Mrs.) Leela Omchery while inaugurating the Pusthaka Kaineettam, a noble initiative by Jansanskriti, Dwarka Branch, by giving away valuable reference books to students on the occasion of Vishu. It symbolises Vishu Kaineettam (distribution of wealth – given by elders of the family freely, and accepted by all with utmost reverence) during the time of Vishu. In Kerala, the start of the Zodiac New Year - when the sun enters into Sidereal Aries, Ashwini nakshatra - is celebrated as Vishu.

Dr. (Mrs.) Leela Omchery further said that our festivals are synonymous to our ancient culture. Our songs, dance et al come from that culture only. One can see our culture in it, our life in it. Hence it is our duty to preserve it. Moreover, it should be made part of our activities.
Vishu is a festival of light, wealth and happiness. Giving books to the students at this occasion, symbolises enlightening the mind of these little ones. Such endeavours of a different kind differentiates Jansanskriti from other organisations, said Dr. (Mrs.) Leela Omchery.

Dr. (Mrs.) Leela Omchery distributed books provided by Jansanskriti Dwarka Branch to more than 125 students of Dwarka. While speaking on the occasion, Shri. S. Santhosh, Vice Chairman, Jansanskriti Dwarka Branch said that there have been attempts by people with vested interest, to convert all our festivals into religious festivals.

It is at this juncture one should see the importance of Jansanskriti’s such initiates and efforts to celebrate religious festivals in a different way. Apart from making special food or wearing special attire during festival, as elders, we don’t see any importance in describing to our children the essence of these festivals, said Mr. Santhosh. He further added that we ignore the great teachings behind festivals like, Onam and Vishu.

Shri. R. Prasannan, Delhi Bureau Chief, The Week Magazine appreciated Jansanskriti Dwarka branch for organising this event blending the myth associated with Vishu and giving a new feel for the festivities associated with it. Shri. Prasannan inaugurated collection of books, for the Library which Janasanskriti, Dwarka branch plans to start soon. He also donated 50 books for this cause from his personal collections. Shri. V.C. Emmanuel, Shri. Pradeep Nambiar and Shri. K.P. Pradeep Menon also donated books from their personal collections for this noble cause. Smt. Sreelekha received the books on behalf of Jansanskriti, Dwarka branch.

Dr. (Mrs.) Leela Omchery introduced Smt. Sreedevi Pillai as the teacher for Janasanskriti’s new Malayalam Mission study centre at Daffodil Apartment, Sector-6, Dwarka.
Mr. Rupesh Menon and Mr. K.K.Santhosh, Joint Secretaries of Jansanskriti, Central Committee, wished Dwarka Branch all the very best for this novel initiatives.

Shri. Ashokan Nambiar, Secretary, Janasanskriti Dwarka branch, welcomed and Branch Committee Member, Smt. Sreelekha thanked the audience. Various cultural programmes were also organised as part of this event.

Changing and Empowering Lives – The Anugrah Foundation

Today one of the greatest challenges that the world faces is to allow people of different faiths, creeds, strata’s, communities to live together by celebrating the differences, which makes each individual unique. In a world that is becoming increasingly interconnected, we see ourselves facing the new and unusual every day. What could be more exciting than exploring this diversity by connecting students from ‘The Anugrah Foundation’ a school for the under privileged in Bharat Vihar, Dwarka to students of Westhoughton school, UK. With twinkling eyes the students at The Anugrah Foundation shared their experiences of this interaction with the school in UK. It was amazing to see the confidence that these children had and the capacity to engage in a meaningful dialogue. This all is the result of the education they are getting at Anugrah which aims at making them global citizens.

The Anugrah Foundation is a school for underprivileged children from the Basti (Slum Area) of Bharat Vihar, Dwarka. The educational initiatives for underprivileged children include Crèche and Pre-school [3-6 yrs], Non Formal Education [6-14 yrs non-school going]. The Anugrah Foundation aims at giving an enabling environment to these children in which they can learn and grow.

The school is located in a deprived community, who belong to the lowest rung of society comprising of sweepers, rickshaw pullers, daily labourers, hawkers. Children from these families lead a carefree life spending the day wandering about streets and market places, and odd places sometimes looking for a job or fending for themselves by means of antisocial activities or looking after their siblings at home. The aim is to transform the lives of such children by empowering them with Education. A non formal education centre is established for providing quality education to the deprived / underprivileged children & addresses the nutritional & other health care needs. They are also provided Life Skill Education on issues like personality development, confidence building, behavior & etiquette, health & hygiene, values, good habits, & social concerns, & other related issues.

Simmi Kher, Director, The Anugrah Foundation says, “It is our endeavour at that ‘The Anurgrah Foundation’ to mainstream these children to formal schools after 1 year of intervention. Since The Anugrah Fundation’s inception in 2008, 21 students were mainstreamed to formal school last year and 12 more children were sent to formal school this year. Even after these kids are mainstreamed to formal schools we still hand hold them and give them remedial classes to these kids in the afternoon.” Simmi Kher who has moved from being a Director of formal world class school to being the Director of The Anugrah Foundation says, “It has been a transforming and humbling process for me to be able to work with these children and a great learning experience.”

English, Hindi, Mathematics, Social Studies and EVS form the main subjects of curriculum. All the children under the project are provided with supplementary nutrition in the form of mid day meals regularly to help them cope with the problem of malnutrition. Hence, most of the children under the project enjoy good health. They are also being given training on art, craft, dance and drama through workshops and cultural programmes. Schools from Dwarka like Bal Bharati Public School, JM International School, OPG World School and Sri Venkateshwara School, Sector 18 have come forward in embracing and supporting The Anugrah Foundation.

The idea is to educate the whole family and hence The Anugrah Foundation is also working in the area of women empowerment. The women are taught skill based vocational courses like Stitching and Tailoring and Mehendi Application right now. “We are also looking at starting a Jewellery making and candle making courses for women so that they will be able to earn a sustainable income.” says Kher.

Volunteers are needed and your donations are welcome. Every drop counts. For further information please contact at theanugrahfoundation@gmail.com.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Fourth day of Hum Kishore Festival

Raji Vishwanthan
Panelist, Dwarka Parichay

Hum Kishore festival moved on to the 4th day with its enthusiasm and zest unabated. The instrumental music round had great participants on various musical instruments like the guitar,keyboard,tabla,harmonium sitar etc. Among the schools which participated were Bal Bharti Public school,The Air force school(Subroto Park, Delhi Cant.) Ascent Academy, Don Bosco Ashalayam(NGO),Auxillium Snehalaya(NGO),Govt. Girl’s School(Brijwasan).All the participants showed a lot of potential. It was wonderful to watch the dexterity with which the fingers and wrist moved on the tabla.
The ‘Jingles’ competition was given a theme of “Athithi devo bhava” in line with the Common Wealth Games, 2010. The performance and imagination of the participants gave enough food for thought to the spectators. The responsibility of holding up India’s global image rests on each and every individual, was the underlying message which was conveyed.

“We lecture” the elocution round saw the oratory skills of the budding Public Speakers. The topic given to the students were:

1) Environmental protection and individual responsibility
2) Adolescents and family.

The topics were deliberately chosen to make the adolescents socially responsible citizens. Among the participating schools was Vishal Bharti Public school, Oxford Sen. Sec. School, DTEA School (Janakpuri).

Humour is the best stress buster as proved by the students of St.Coloumba school, Carmel Convent School, Saraswati Model School, Govt. Girls Sen. Sec. School (Kakrola).

Most schools filled up the feed back form of ‘Hum Kishore Festival and the initiative of UVCT was greatly appreciated.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

First meeting of Toastmaster Club of West Delhi

Toastmaster Club of West Delhi

Complete Speaker's and Toastmaster's Library: Speech Openers and Closers/Human Interest Stories/Remarks of Famous People/Definitions and ToastsToastmaster's International Guide to Successful Speaking: Overcoming Your Fears, Winning over Your Audience, Building Your Business & CareerMeeting on April 25, 2010

06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
AT
SAP Institute 5A /31 Tilak Nagar, New Delhi-18

Toastmasters Club Mission Statement
The mission of a Toastmasters club is to provide a mutually supportive and positive learning environment in which every member has the opportunity to develop communication and leadership skills, which in turn foster self confidence and personal growth.

Please assemble at the venue 15 minutes in advance. The meeting will start at 05:00 PM
More Detail: 9971694919

Seminar on "Service to Humanity is the best work of life"

Third day of the 3rd Hum Kishore Festival

Raji Vishwanthan
Panelist, Dwarka Parichay

Hum Kishore festival’s 3rd day saw a whopping 17 schools participating in the various colorful folk dances of Rajasthan, Assam, Ladakh, Tamil Nadu and Punjab. The CCRT auditorium witnessed a “Mini India” with student attired in colorful costumes. It sure had the air charged with energy and pace of the dancers. The judges short listed 4 schools for the “Grand Finale”. A huge round of applause was given to all the participating schools. The team spirit and synchronization was commendable.

The skit and the drama was an eye opener. Oh Boy! I sure feel proud of my ‘Hindustan’ ‘Mera Desh Mahan .The Gen Next’is a promising lot. We have such talented budding actors. India is a great country with such fine, talented young students. Bal Bharti Public School, Don Bosco Ashalayam, Vishal Bharti Public school, Carmel Convent, Queen’s Valley school, Saraswati Model School were a few among the many schools that participated today.

“Geet Mala” had more than 12 teams which participated. The students had chosen highly motivational songs. The patriotic songs highlighted the sacrifices made by our brave soldiers whose sacrifice and hard work help us to live peacefully. The countdown for the "Grand Finale" has begun. The "Grand Finale" of the 3rd Hum Kishore festival is going to be a not-to-miss event!

Raji.V(Convener)
9953959774, 9871824122

Grand Finale of Nanhe Kalakar at MBS International School




A Unique Free Style Dance Competition
( Food stalls, Dance Performance, Magic Show, Martial Art Demo)

Venue: MBS International School, Sec 11, Dwarka

on 25th April , Time: 6.30 pm onwards

Guest of Honour

Mr. V.K. Jain(IES), Joint GM - RLDA (Indian Railways)

Mr. Kuldeep Sharma ( Educationist)
Mr. Robin Sharma ( Convenor -Dwarka Religious Social & Cultural Association)
Mr. Lokesh Sharma ( Gen. Sec. Dwarka Sector-11, Traders Welfare Assoc.)

Organised by ROOTS
in association with City Plus, Dainik Jagran
For more detail, please call Upendra Kaushik : 9968971317, 9582212680


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Friday, April 23, 2010

Free General Health Checkup Camp by Bhagat Chandra Hospital


Free General Health Checkup Camp on
Date -25 -04- 2010, Time :  9.00am to 1.00Pm
Bhagat Chandra Hospital-Palam Mahavir Enclave -45

Free Consultation By:-
Omron HJ-720ITC Pocket Pedometer with Advanced Omron Health Management Software1. Physician
2. Pediatrician
3. Gynecologist
4. Skin Specialist
5. EYE surgeon
6. Psychiatrist
7. Dental
8. ENT
9. Ortho
10. Urologist
Health: The Basics (8th Edition)11. Oncologist
12. Physiotherapist Etc.
Free- ECG & Free Blood Sugar Test

Vanue :- Bhagat Chandra Hospital
RZF-1/1 Palam Dabri road, Mahavir Enclave Palam ,
Near Airport Fly Over
Ph:-011-45254525-011-45254525
P.R.O.Ghanshyam Dass-9868709701,9289052273

Yeh hai IPL Ghotala

IPL Cricket and Commerce: An Inside StoryBy - M K Gupta


Yeh hai IPL Ghotala
Jisse pada hamara pala
Kahan se paisa aaya
Kisne kitna banaya
Kitna tax chukaya
Kitna tax churaya
Yeh khel hai yaa jua
Koi naa jaan paya
Kya Mantri bhi hai shaamil
Ab hogi iski tasdik
Aagar nikale to kya sarkar bachegi
Banaakar koi bahaana
Yaa padega isko jana.

Second day of the 3rd Hum Kishore Festival

Raji Vishwanthan
Panelist, Dwarka Parichay
The second day of the 3rd Hum Kishore Festival had ’We Create(Making the best of waste) ‘We Write(Essay Writing) and ‘We Design(Rangoli)’ set out for competition.
The cheerful and enthusiastic participants from various schools like DAV Public School (Sec 6, Dwarka), Carmel Convent (Chanakyapuri), Shiv Vani Public School (Mahavir Enclave)Government Girls Senior Sec. School (Dwarka, Sector 22) are a few among the 35 schools which participated. These activities were adjudged by several senior personalities who had the expertise in the respective creative fields. The students were very creative and made many beautiful things out of ordinary material like broom sticks, used water bottles, sawdust etc. The rangoli competition kept alive the cultural heritage and the imagination of the students in the vibrant color combinations in the amazing designs.

The ‘Essay’ topic given was ‘Grandparents as mentors and the guides for adolescents’. This topic was a deliberate choice to probe the mindsets of the adolescent students about the ever widening generation gap. The UVNAC building wore a festive look and the air reverberated with ‘Instrumental music’ being played in the background.
UVNAC now gears up for the 3rd day of the 3rd Hum Kishore Festival. We wish all the participating schools, the very best.

Raji Vishwanathan
Convener – Hum Kishore’10
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Thursday, April 22, 2010

POLICE REGISTER FIR AFTER 4 MONTHS

M K Gupta

Two separate incidents of crimes were reported recently. One of car theft on 6TH Dec. 09 and other of snatching of belongings of Madhu Gupta and her son on 25 March, 2010. In the first incident, the car of Dr. V. Mohanan, a Scientist in National Physical Lab, PUSA, New Delhi and a resident of Prodhogiki Aptt. Sec. 3, Dwarka was stolen. In the second incident, reportedly the dollars etc. worth about Rs. 2.5 lakh and other belonging such as credit cards, Driving Lincence, cheque book of Madhu Gupta and her Son Karan, were snatched in front of Sector 10 Metro Station at about 10.45 p.m. by bike riders. In both the cases, Police has not registered FIR immediately and in the case of theft of car, the FIR was delayed for about four-month. Dr. Mohanan informed on 21.4.2010 on phone that the Police have registered FIR in his case today (21.4.2010) after he sent many letters to the higher police officials and the media reported his case. An FIR was also registered after over four-day in the second incident after both the FIR were registered after the adverse public opinion started building up against the inaction of the police. Madhu Gupta is an employee of Punjab National Bank and her son came to Delhi from USA, where he is studying and amount robbed from him was to be paid to the Bank against the Education Loan taken by Karan.

In a phone call to a Governing Body member of Dwarka Forum, Dr. Mohanan thanked the DF for its support. Mrs. Madhu Gupta and his son have already expressed their gratitude to the forum for helping them.

Long haul lies ahead

Joginder Singh
( Former Director - CBI)

In one of the worst Maoist attacks, 76 security personnel — 74 belonging to the CRPF and two to the Chhattisgarh Police — were killed in the thick forests of the Dantewada district on April 6. Not only were the security men butchered by the Left-wing extremists but the latter also took away their arms and ammunition.

This is neither the first nor the last bloodbath that we are going to see in the war against Maoists who are determined to usurp the authority of the state. Indeed, the guerrillas top the list of attacks on our security forces.
The following are some major instances of Maoist attacks:

April 4, 2010: Maoists trigger a landmine bombing, killing 11 security personnel of the elite anti-Maoist Special Operations Group in Koraput district of Odisha.

February 15, 2010: 24 personnel of the Eastern Frontier Rifles are killed as Maoists attack their camp in Sildah in West Midnapore district of West Bengal.

October 8, 2009: 17 policemen are killed when Maoists ambush them at Laheri police station in Gadchiroli district of Maharashtra.

September 26, 2008: Maoists kill BJP MP from Balaghat Baliram Kashyap’s sons at Pairaguda village in Jagdalpur, Chhattisgarh.

September 4, 2008: Maoists kill four villagers in a forest in Aaded village in Chhattisgarh’s Bijapur district.

July 27, 2008: Six people are killed when Maoists trigger a landmine bombing in Dantewada district, Chhattisgarh.

June 29, 2008: Maoists attack a boat carrying four anti-Maoist police officials and 60 Greyhound commandos on the Balimela reservoir in Odisha, killing 38 security personnel in all.

June 23, 2008: A group of motorcycle-borne Maoists open fire in Lakhisarai district court premises in Bihar and free four of their comrades, including the self-styled zonal commander of Ranchi.

June 16, 2008: Maoists kill 11 police officers in a landmine attack followed by armed assault. In a separate attack, four policemen are killed and two others seriously injured when Maoists ambush them at Beherakhand in Palamau district, Jharkhand.

June 13, 2008: Maoists launch two landmine and bomb attacks in a small town close to Bokaro, killing 10 policemen and injuring several others.

May 22, 2008: Maoists kill 16 policemen in the jungles of Gadchiroli district, Maharashtra.

April 13, 2008: 10 paramilitary troops are killed in eastern Odisha when Maoists attack a bauxite mine in Koraput district.

The biggest problem in dealing with Maoist violence has been that strategies, lack of intelligence and perceptions vary from State to State and from occasion to occasion. The authorities are simply not
decisive enough. The causes of Maoism, estimated to be a Rs 1,500-crore empire, are variously described as a law and order problem or a movement deriving its strength from the lack of development and
employment opportunities in the affected areas. Perhaps, it is a combination of all such factors.

The Central forces are trying to help the States regain control of the so-called ‘occupied’ or ‘free zones’ that Maoists have created. It is for the States to ensure that development follows the forces. The most important development work that needs to be undertaken in the Maoist-affected areas without delay is the building of good roads so that poor villagers and tribals can have access to the facilities that are available to the rest of the country.

Nonetheless, the vicious cycle of fear and killings is something that is always going to come in the way of the those wanting to undertake development projects or improve the existing infrastructure in the aoist-dominated areas. People would rather be safe than stick their necks in a fight between the insurgents and the Government. No investor is going to invest in any area plagued with violence and unabated killings.

The world has known only two ways of resolving any dispute, that is, first, by using force and, second, through negotiations. Unfortunately, no party that is winning a war wants to come to the negotiating table. As long as the Maoists know that they are winning they will not hold dialogue with the Government. They have had undisputed run of the areas under their control due to the indifference of the civil administration.

About 5,000 security personnel have been killed since Maoists unleashed war on the Indian state. For Maoists — or Naxalites or whatever we may choose to call them — this is a no-holds-barred war. But on the part of the Government, there is quibbling over whether the state should use the Army and the Air Force against the insurgents. A specious argument doing the rounds is that a country’s military should not be used against its own people. On the other hand, Maoists don’t give a hoot about killing fellow Indians which, by the same logic, are their own people.
When the very existence of the country is at stake, following the policy of ‘willing-to-strike-but-afraid-to-wound’ is not only futile but also counter-productive. Nobody worships the setting sun. Here, unfortunately, the setting sun is the Government which, for one reason or another, has not been able to establish its authority. It has no law to specifically deal with such cases and crimes.

An important factor which needs to be borne in mind is that without the involvement of well-trained, well-equipped and motivated State police forces there is no way that the problem of Maoism can be tackled effectively just by using Central forces who are neither familiar with the local terrain nor aware of the local culture or languages in the Maoist-affected areas. At present, State police forces are ill-equipped, ill-trained and ill-prepared for tackling the Maoist menace. The Centre should handsomely fund and train them since
after all Maoism is a national problem.

Unless a strong message goes out to all disruptive forces, including Maoists, our security forces will continue to be nothing more than cannon fodder. Any more killings of security personnel engaged in the battle against Maoists will not only demoralise them, but also send a wrong message to the people living in Maoist-dominated areas that the Government and its security forces are weak. The Left-wing extremists have already warned the authorities of more lethal attacks in future. The Government must steel its resolve to win this decisive war, and both the Centre and the States should prepare for the long haul ahead.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

5 Days ‘3rd Hum Kishore Festival’ Inaugrated at UVNAC, Sector-22, Dwarka

 Raji Vishwanthan
Panelist, Dwarka Parichay
UVNAC, 21st April 2010: The much discussed ‘3rd Hum Kishore Festival ‘ a Competitive event for the adolescents started today with a great fanfare in the UVNAC building at Sec 22, Dwarka.. There were more than a hundred students for today’s Events alone. The participants were from various prestigious private and government schools from Dwarka, and other parts of Delhi.

Some of the participating schools in today’s events i.e. Darohar( Indian Classical Dance), Rang de Basanti(Painting Competition – Juniors) Artist Oho( Painting Competition – Seniors) were Venkateshwara International School( Sec 18, Dwarka), J.M. International School , N. K Bagrodia School, Kendriya Vidyalaya( S.P.G. Sec 8, Dwarka) Heera Public School , just to name a few.

The 3rd Hum Kishore Festival started with the symbolic event of ‘ Lighting of the lamp’ by eminent personalities like Shri Naresh Lamba, President of the Social Development Welfare Society; Mrs. Manimala Roy( Principal , Bassava International School) ; Mr. Kuldeep Singh Solanki, ( Secretary,360 SARVKHAT Panchayat); Dr. U.N.B Rao( Founder & Chairman- Urivi Vikram Charitable Trust), Mrs Urivi Chaya Rao (Founder Trustee & mother of Late Urivi Vikram) , Mrs Vishala Jaidev.(Secretary of the Maharashtra Chapter of UVCT) and many other well known people from various walks of life.

The Indian Classical dancers made all the spectator’s hearts fill with pride at our rich cultural heritage. We should thank all the members of the governing body of U.V.C.T to have created this wonderful platform for the students to showcase and keep alive the innate talents in them. Three Schools have been short listed in Darohar, the Claassical dance, for the 2nd round at the ‘Grand Finale’ to be held at C.C.R.T Auditorium Sector 7, Dwarka in the evening of 25th April 2010. Smt Krishna Tirath, Hon’ble Minister for Women & Child Development (Government of India) has kindly agreed to be the Chief Guest.
Schedule for next four days shall continue with about 35 schools participating by now, perhaps with greater gusto, at UVNAC (22ND, 23rd and 24th l ) and CCRT Auditorium (23rd and 25th April). All participants are being awarded Certificate of Participation.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

HOW DELHI CAN STOP CRYING? Possible Ways to Make it Laugh?!

Vijay K. Saluja

In my earlier two `Articles` about Delhi & its suffering citizens, I briefly described the plight of commuters, who are daily stuck for hours together, in the traffic, jams. I also mentioned about all those influential persons who can make a difference, but keep on suffering the traffic bottlenecks, snarls & some, while stuck in jams, continue reading newspapers, chatting on mobile, playing video games or working on laptops., etc etc.


When asked –don`t you have any solution, the stock reply is `Yaar time to bitana hai na`.`Hum kya kar sakte hain!?

But my submission is, if the things continue like this, what will be the fate of you , me & all of us five years from now, ten years from now & later?? Have U given a thought?

It wont`be a surprise , when half of the working hours, then, will be spent in going to work & half in coming back to home!

When will we work?
What about stresses,
petrol consumption,
attending to nature-calls etc etc.

The future scenario, I visualize is going to be horrendous if we all do not stir from our apathy, complacency, criticism & self centredness.

I gave examples of life in seventies & eighties to just emphasise the point that how over the years `dekhte dekhte, life kitni badal gayi hai`!

Well, if you are happy about the present situation, then there is nothing to say about.

But, interactions with many, only buttress the point, that no one is happy with the worsening situation in our cities but are either complacent or helpless to correct the situation as their various efforts to correct the situation, have not brought in the desired results.

Interestingly, some also say why do you write for a blog instead of national newspapers or why do you write at all? My humble submission is – First improve your neighbourhood, instead of improving the world & writing is a call of conscience.

We already have conferences/ seminars- diarrohea in our metros in particular where-in, year in year out, most of the recommendations do not change for years?!

The urgent need is implementation.
But, the state of affairs certainly need change for the positive, in the interest of sustainability of living & living happily, wherever we are.
How to go about it?

Well, here are a few of the suggestions to take care of your neighbourhood, colonies, cities & its infrastructure----

First assumption- Do not totally be dependent upon the Govt. That does not mean that they have no role to play. In fact, it is the primary role of the govt/ civic bodies & thus it`s officials are meant to provide the needed services. But the community have to play complementary/ supplementary role.

Second assumption- Majority of the govt. officials & the politicians etc are well meaning people, but , they regrettably are mute majority!! The ones, who are in the business of `milking the system` are united & vociferous lot & happen to corner the influential postings in almost every departments of the city-organisations, by various means?! Yes, it is sad fact.

That also does not mean that they will not listen to the citizen`s grievances. They are also efficient, some rather more efficient. So, they are in a better position to solve the problems.

So what to do?

Well , all the areas of Delhi [rather any city] are divided into sub areas which is the jurisdiction of an officer in each deptt -to give example-

In any municipal corporation., there is

Civil Engg Department
Electrical Engg Deptt
Architect Deptt
Finance Deptt
Health Deptt
Enforcement Department
Horticulture Department
Property Tax Department
Public Relations Department .
Each department is headed by Heads of Departments who are assisted by battery of junior officers in a hierarchical order.

For example under chief engineer there will be additional/ superintending engineers, executive engineers, assistant engineers, junior engineers [overseer in common parlance] who have battalion of skilled/ unskilled workers under them to attend to various complaints of civil engg nature.

So, is the story for the other departments.

All these departments are overseen by persons in administration-Commissioner, Addl Commissioner, Directors , Secretary of the local body plus the Vigilance Head.

In addition to this, there are elected representatives, part of various committees.

Now what should RWA & TWA & ordinary citizen do?

First of all, they [each member] must have the directory giving contact numbers of these officials.

Please ring them as & when there is any thing amiss..

If person at one level does not perform, move on to the next level. I am sure, things will start turning for the better in the attendance of complaints. At the moment ask your self, how many up-to date contact numbers U have? Be true to yourself.

Secondly RWA & TWA have also to play pro-active role in keeping the area around their neighbourhood spruced up by supplementary efforts.

TWA have to play large role in checking the encroachment of common spaces, proper parking of vehicles, keeping a look on the upkeep of corridors & public conveniences.

They also need to keep close rapport with the assigned officials of their area..

Instituting awards for the good officials performers in their areas is a good morale booster & motivational exercise & does help. In better productivity & better relations

Noise pollution, poster pollution., unauthorized construction, encroachment of common spaces & many other civic services will improve, if the citizens & the community keep a vigilant eye.

But , the big problem also, is

It is some of the citizens-commuters, residents, traders themselves are not law abiding & use speed money for their illegal practices.

In that situation, what can one do if there is no unity of purpose, self interests rule the roosts, ego-trips are there. Then, only God can save our cities.!

I feel, Even God is disappointed with our state of affairs & HE has many other things to do.

So friends, I have only suggested a few of the possible easy solutions. Try it faithfully. Things will start turning for the better, I am sure.

Though, there are many many other [legal etc etc.] ways, too?

If there is any counseling / help needed, do let me know.

But this is a sustainable activity of the community-of men, women, children & not an isolated one, if we need better cities & want optimum utilization of public [that is your own] funds.


Writer is a  Senior Fellow, Institute of Social Sciences, New Delhi www.issin.org

Pride of Dwarka - Mr. Vijay K Saluja

Monday, April 19, 2010

HOW DELHI CAN STOP CRYING?! Possible Ways to Make it Laugh?

Vijay K. Saluja

Last week, I did an article `DELHI IS CRYING-Points to Ponder`. In the said article, I, briefly touched about tortuous traffic jams, resulting in stresses of various kinds to the daily commuters of every denomination- ranging from very influential/ powerful politicians, bureaucrats, diplomats, businessmen, professionals, policy makers, media personnels, visitors from abroad to aam aadmi .

Though, the problem of traffic bottlenecks & snarls is all over Delhi, but to illustrate the anguish & stress of the daily journey, I gave examples of two stretches-RTR stretch & Mahipalpur stretch with a purpose, as these two stretches are invariably used by all the influential persons, who use the airports[national & international] & the aam aadmi.
In order to stress the need of planning for a livable city & thus the optimum size of any city, which could cater to the needs of the residents in a very comfortable & safe environs, I gave example of my personal experience of my life, in New Delhi area of seventies, eighties & nineties, where I happened to live. Though, life, then, in other areas of Delhi[contained city at that time]-Karol Bagh, Patel Nagar, Rajouri Garden, Tilak Nagar, Janakpuri, Chandani Chowk, Daryaganj, Civil lines, Model Town, then NDSE, Defence Colony etc etc was also peaceful& commuting to various places was delightful & safe journey, even on Lambretta & Vespa?!

One could easily go on scooter, to many parts of the city, with the wife on the pillion & little gawking son/daughter standing between your legs. Commuting was safe, then. Distances were small. There was not much traffic. Cars-Ambassador & Fiat were the primary vehicles of the Influential/wealthy. The Govt patronized Ambassador for many many years-even till now, because of its space-within , relatively bigger size & thicker steel plate, used for its body.

But now, that state of commuting & sight on Delhi roads is only in our wistful memories or in the imagination/ dreams of the younger lot.

After doing the article, I forwarded the same, to some of my dear friends & members of some of the e-groups of the alumni associations/civil society & a few other opinion-policy makers.

Purpose-To involve all the right-minded who are eager/willing to make a difference in various facets of the present Delhi which is now choked roads/parking lots, markets/malls office complexes colonies, spaces in various societies ,industrial areas etc etc. & many of them are trying already to contribute their mite in making the existing state of the city, improve.

To my very pleasant surprise-believe me, there have, been very very enthusiastic responses-very positive, too .A few responses also did educate me about the image, they[the readers, have in their mind/ perception[ not so happy, I am afraid to say] of the readers- about the govt. officials, politicians, policy makers etc etc?!

Though, many also did not respond/bother to comment, considering perhaps, the same[ my article] a trivial exercise & issues discussed, therein, did not bother them?!
Being ex-govt. officer, I also got the flak, too. Well. well.
We, the govt. officers are responsible for this image-building & need to urgently, do some thing to bring about change in their [ some of the reader` minds] & in the minds of the general public.

How to go about it, what needs to be done in simple manner to make a difference in your neighbourhood/colony/city, I will discuss, in the next part of my article.

Some can/may ask-Why I am doing it? Am I the` GURU` or a leader? What is my locus standi ? Some may even think-there must be some personal interests, that is why, he is writing, etc etc??!.

Well, Yes I have PERSONAL INTEREST & that is- let us make our colony./city a better place & roads-safer avenues.

This is the way-WE, ALL CAN GIVE BACK TO THE SOCIETY,TO THE [HAVES] HAVE NOTS & CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE, FOR THE POSITIVE.. Believe me- most of the govt. officials, the politicians, the media personnels , will give you all the support, for your efforts, which will be soul-satisfying, too.!! This is my experience. U all may be having similar/some experiences.

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Writer is a Senior Fellow, Institute of Social Sciences-New Delhi

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Fire Safety and Protection Tips

Fire Safety in the HomeGeneral Fire Safety and Protection Tips

Make sure all family members know what to do in the event of a fire. Draw a floor plan with at least two methods of fire escape in very room. Make a drawing for each floor. Dimensions do not need to be correct. Make sure the plan shows important details: stairs, hallways and windows that can be used as fire escape routes.
Test windows and doors-do they open easy enough? Are they wide enough. Or tall enough?
Choose a safe meeting place outside the house.
Practice alerting other members. It is a good idea to keep a bell and flashlight in each bedroom.

Conduct a family meeting and discuss the following topics:
*Always sleep with the bedroom doors closed. This will keep deadly heat and smoke out of bedrooms, giving you additional time to escape.
*Find a way for everyone to sound a family alarm. Yelling, pounding on walls, whistles, etc. Practice yelling "FIRE!"
*In a fire, time is critical. Don't waste time getting dressed, don't search for pets or valuables. Just get out!
*Roll out of bed. Stay low. One breath of smoke or gases may be enough to kill.

PPFL
*Practice evacuating the building blindfolded. In a real fire situation, the amount of smoke generated by a fire most likely will make it difficult to see.
*Practice staying low to the ground when escaping.
*Feel all doors before opening them. If a door is hot, get out another way.
*Learn to stop, drop to the ground, roll if clothes catch fire.

Fire Safety with The Safety SargeInstall smoke detectors
Check smoke detectors once a month and change the batteries at least once a year. Smoke detectors sense abnormal amounts of smoke or invisible combustion gases in the air. They can detect both smoldering and burning fires. At least one smoke detector should be installed on every level of a structure. Purchase smoke detectors labeled by the Underwriters Laboratories (UL) or Factory Mutual (FM).

Post emergency numbers near telephones.Be aware that if a fire threatens your home, you should not place the call to emergency services from inside the home. It is better to get out and place the call to fire authorities from a safe location outside the home.

After a fire emergencyGive first aid where appropriate. Seriously injured victims should be transported to professional medical help immediately. Stay out of the damaged building. Return only when fire authorities say it is safe.

Make sure you have a safe fire escape method for all situations
You may have installed a very expensive home security system. But if you cannot escape the burning structure you have a false level of confidence.

Additional Tips For Fire Safety
Be Cool About Fire Safety
Space Heaters Need Space
Keep portable and space heaters at least 3 feet from anything that may burn. Never leave heaters on when you leave home or go to sleep. Children and pets should always be kept away from them.

Smokers Need To Be Extra Careful
Never smoke in bed or when you are sleepy. Carelessly discarded cigarettes are a leading cause of fire deaths in the United States.

Be Careful CookingKeep cooking areas clear of combustibles and wear short or tight-fitting sleeves when you cook. Keep the handles of your pots turned inward so they do not over-hang the stove. If grease catches fire, carefully slide a lid over the pan and smother the flames, then turn off the burner.

Matches and Lighters are DangerousIn the hands of a child, matches and lighters can be deadly! Store them where kids can't reach them, preferably in a locked area. Teach children that matches and lighters are "tools" and should only be used by adults.

Use Electricity SafelyIf an appliance smokes or has an unusual smell, unplug it immediately and have it repaired. Replace frayed or cracked electrical cords and don't overload extension cords. They should not be run under rugs. Never tamper with the fuse box or use the improper size fuse.

Cool a Burn
If someone gets burned, immediately place the wound under cool water for 10 to 15 minutes. If the burn blisters or chars, see a doctor immediately!

Be Careful of Halogen LightsIf you have halogen lights, make sure they are away from flammable drapes and low ceiling areas. Never leave them on when you leave your home or office.

Source of Information

GUIDELINES ON FEE HIKE BY PRIVATE SCHOOLS

M K Gupta

As per new rules issued by the Directorate of Education, Delhi Government, private schools will have now to take permission from the Parents Teachers Association to hike the fee. Formation of PTA in every school mandatory. Before increasing fee, schools should use reserve fund and it is not necessary to hike fee every year. In case of increase is without the permission of PTA, school should refund the same. Complaint for the violation of these rules/ guidelines can be made to the Dir. of Education, Delhi govt.

It is hoped that the new guidelines will deter the schools from adopting the same practices as were adopted by them to raise the fee last year and in most of the cases, without proper justification irrespective of the availability of huge reserve funds with them.

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