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Wednesday, November 30, 2011

1st B.K. Gupta U-14 cricket tournament in Dwarka

Surender Khanna
The 1st B.K. Gupta U-14 inter school cricket tournament will take place from 2nd December 2011 at Bal Bhawan International School, Dwarka. The 12 teams participating are Ravindra School, Ryan International School, Dwarka, Air Force Lodhi Road, MRV School, Dwarka, Bal Bhawan Mayur Vihar, Chiranjivi School, Bal Bhawan Dwarka, Bal Bhawan Lakshmi Nagar and Bal Bharti. Mr.Sandip Gupta-organizer informed dwarkaparichay that the tournament will be inaugurated by chief guest Mr.Surender Khanna -Wicket Keeper Batsman & International Cricketer. All the matches will be played with white leather ball & winners/ runners up will be rewarded with colourful dresses & trophies.

For detail please contact.9968298312

HOW RTE ACT, 2009 LAW ON EWS ADMISSIONS WAS IMPLEMENTED - DELHI H C ASKS GOVT.


Delhi High Court (A.K.Sikri ACJ & Rajeev Sahai Endlaw J) today issued notice to the Government of Delhi on a PIL filed by Social Jurist through Advocates Ashok Agarwal and Khagesh Jha highlighting serious violations of RTE Act, 2009 regarding admission of children belonging to disadvantage group and economically weaker sections under 25% reserved category in the academic year 2011-2012 by large number of unaided recognized private schools of Delhi and the Government has failed to take any action against the erring schools. It was also highlighted that the Government has not established a District Admission Monitoring Committee in each district as required under Clause 7 of the EWS Admission Order of 07.01.2011.

The High Court while adjourning the hearing to 21.12.2011 directed the Government to file a report within 2 weeks detailing the steps having been taken by it to implement and to monitor the provisions relating to admission of children belonging to DG & EWS under 25% reserved category.

SINGHAM on You Tube Box Office


Prembabu Sharma 


Reliance Home Video has made available its super hit action blockbuster “Singham”on http://www.youtube.com/boxoffice

After Dabbang and 3 Idiots, Reliance Home Video & Games are associating with YouTube on “Singham”. The movie is an action-packed entertainer and had a wonderful stint at the box office. “Singham” is sure to receive an over whelming response with the online audiences as well.In addition to watching the full length feature film online, the You Tube audience can participate in an online trivia quiz and also watch interesting snippets from the movie.

Singham is produced by Reliance Entertainment and directed by Rohit Shetty. It stars Ajay Devgn, Kajal Aggarwal and Prakash Raj.

“Singham” has received wonderful reviews from the media; here is what some of the critics have had to say:"Extraordinary dialogues; performances par excellence; superb action. Set to rewrite box-office history" - Komal Nahta, koimoi.com "This one is sure to roar at the box-office. It has Blockbuster written all over it!" - Taran Adarsh, bollywoodhungama.com "Leaves you grinning, clapping and reeling under its impact." - Nikhat Kazmi, The Time of India."Full-on paisa vasool police story" - Jeeturaaj, Radio mirchi“Singham” - The 'lion' of action films! Seeti bajao, Singham dekho!!" - Siddharth Kannan, Oye Fm"Thoroughly Entertaining & consistently watchable" -Saibal Chatterjee, NDTV. “Singham” Blu-ray, DVDs and VCDs are now available at all leading stores across the country.

Dwarka made Filthy GARBAGE Ground by MCD- DEMS Department.


1. Mayor Delhi Chairman Standing Committee & MCD Councillor
2. Shri. K S Mehera (IAS), Commissioner, Municipal Corporation of Delhi
3. Shri. C R Garg, Dy. Commissioner, MCD Najafgarh Zone

Cc: DEMS/HQ Officials
DEMS/ NGZ Officials.

Dear Madam/Sir,

Subject: Dwarka made Filthy GARBAGE Ground by MCD- DEMS Department.

1. Dwarka Forum (DF) on behalf of over 6 lakh residents of Dwarka sub-City met Commissioner MCD Shri. K S Mehra on 9th Feb 2010 highlight Sanitation. However, ZERO Results as DEMS official DECLINED to implement direction issued by Commissioner.

2. DF again met the Addl Commissioner Eng Mr. Anshu Prakash on 17th March 2011 since earlier meeting decision with Commissioner had not found any results and directions were not executed by DEMS officials mainly the DnC-DEMS, SE, EE, SS onwards.

3. DF tried again meeting at local level the new DC CR Garg on 2nd Nov 2011, who himself knows the ground situation and seen the pathetic condition.

4. In addition to the above:
a. Meeting with DMSWSL Officials from top most from Delhi and even Ramky bosses in Hyderabad were in constant touch personally and through email with Photographs.

b. Almost all the residents and DF office bearers were meeting the area Asst. Sanitary Inspector, Sanitary Inspector, Sanitation Suptd. etc.


5. The background as follows:
a. Dwarka Sub City called Master Plan Sub-City. With approximately 15 KM Radius and 5648 Hector Area and 396 KM Road Length. Dwarka have over 300 CGHS and over 52 DDA Pocket RWA's.

b. DDA handed over the sanitation of entire subcity to MCD on 21st April 2005 by paying Rs. 11. 56 Crore

c. However MCD have been Neglecting Dwarka again and again. Dwarka stand top in the MCD revenue for Property Tax due to density and flat type buildings spread in 15 KM radius.

d. On record MCD claims have appointed 361 Safai Karamcharis for this area. While the every one knows about the ground reality and GHOST EMPLOYEE factor into consideration. The DEMS claims disclosed SK list on website but the data is EMPTY.

e. The contract was signed with MCD DEMS and DMSWSL(Ramky ) on 17th July 2009. So far paid Rs. 33 Crore just for transportation (not in compliance of MSW M&H Rules 2000) and fine of Rs. 91 Lakh.

f. The Terms and Condition of CONTRACT is totally flouted in all means. The contract was to be in line with Municipal Solid Wastes (Management and Handling) Rules 2000. However other than TRANSPORTING the Garbage from road side no other part is implemented (Which was not the objective of the concession agreement & MSW M&H) Rule 2000. This was in line with Alimitra Patel Supreme Court order No. 888/96


Residents of Dwarka Demand and Suggestive measures:
6. Safai Karmchari:
a. Assign equal number of Safai Karamchari for 396 KM Roads, Plus, DDA Pockets, Markets, Plotted Kothis areas etc. The distribution of SK's per KM & Area is better in some zone like Central Zone, South Zone etc. Why Dwarka from where highest REVENUE earning for MCD have less SK's?

b. Assign and bring ACCOUNTABILITY to ASI/ SI /SS, EE-DEMS/ SE DEMS for regular site visit with REPORTS. In case the silt, kudha, malba found on roads, footpaths the ASI/SI/SS/EE/SE must be booked for NEGLIGENCE and suspend.

c. Provide facilities for SK's for shelter and tools(Which exists currently only on papers).

7. DMSWSL- Ramky:
a. The concession agreement is breached in all OBJECTIVES and points. This contract to be cancelled and assign some other contractor. There is no scope of improvement found in the last 3 year by this concessionaire.

8. C & D Waste:
a. Organize collection of C&D Waste from Dwarka weekly basis by MCD- Engineering Department to Bhurari plant.

The Pictures & videos were presented all the officials of MCD & Authorities. The same also available on the internet and updated regularly by residents from various areas.

We have already made soft launch of GANDHIGIRI in Dwarka by sending THANKING SMS to SS of DEMS since last 1 week. We will wait for CONCRETE action by MCD HQ for next 72 hours. If there is no improvement the RWA's and Residents have decided to start next round of GANDHIGIRI to send SMS directly to Commissioner after the expiry of 72 hour.

Madam/Sir, We are ready to walk extra mile to get Dwarka cleaned. We hope MCD HQ will provide justice.

Yours sincerely,
Dwarka Forum
Rejimon C K, President

Bad teeth makes Bad smile



एड्स का दानव

 प्रवीण कुमार शर्मा 


इस जमाने की मुस्कुराहट को बचाना चहाता हूँ
एड्स के दानव के बारे में आपको बताना चहाता हूँ ।

कभी भी कही भी बिन दस्तक दिये
आ सकता है आपके पास
अगर आ गया तो फिर न जायेगा
जायेगा तो जान भी ले जायेगा


घबराओ नही हम लड सकते है
अगर सब मान लो मेरी बात
सेक्स करेगें कोण्डम के साथ

अपने बच्चों से खुल कर करेगें सारी बात
हर एक को बताएगें इसके सारे राज
जानकारी में ही छुपी हैं इसकी जात

अगर तुम जान जाओगें तो बच जाओगें
नही तो जिन्दगीं भर पछताओगें
क्षण भर के भ्रमित मात्र सुख के लिए
क्या सारा जीवन हैं, गवाना

समझना समझाना और बतलाना
हर महिला एक दूसरी महिला को बतायेगीं
घर जाकर पति और बच्चों को समझायगीं

हर कोई होगा जागरूक
सही जानकारी और सयंम के साथ
दानव को कर देगें हम भारत के बाहर

इस जमाने की मुस्कुराहट को बचाना चहाता हूँ
एड्स के दानव को भारत से भगाना चहाता हूँ ।

इस जमाने की मुस्कुराहट को बचाना चहाता हूँ
एड्स के दानव को भारत से भगाना चहाता हूँ ।।

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Indian Youth Congress National Convention held in Rohini


In two days programme of Indian Youth Congress National Convention for Elected Office Bearers "BUNIYAD" Hon’ble P.M. Sh.Manmohan Singh, Mrs.Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi along with Senior leaders of Congress & Congress workers attended the function held at Japnees Park, Rohini, Delhi.
Photo: Joginder Dogra.

International Friendly played between India and Zambia



MARGAO: Team India went down to Zambia 0-5 in an International Friendly at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Fatorda on Tuesday. For Zambia, Musaknya Bruce Bwala scored a hat-trick while Mulilo Jimmy Chisenga and Sitali Joseph Mushumba scored one apiece.

This was the last of the International Friendlies which India played prior to the SAFF which kicks-off in the Capital on December 2. India had earlier played two International Friendlies against Malaysia -- drawing the first 1-1 in Guwahati and then winning 3-2 in Kolkata.

India went into the Zambia match without the striking duo of Sunil Chhetri and Jeje Lalpeklua, both of whom are away for trials at Scottish giants Rangers. The duo would be joining the team in Delhi on December 1. Team India lands in the Capital on November 30 and would be based at the Official Team Hotel, Double Tree, Hilton in Mayur Vihar for the SAFF Championship.

India: Karanjit Singh(G); Gouramangi Singh, Syed Rahim Nabi, Mahesh Gawli, Sameer Naik; Steven Dias (C) (Francis Fernandes - 46th), Jewel Raja, Baldeep Singh (Climax Lawrence - 46th), Clifford Miranda; Sushil Singh (Anthony Pereira - 80th), Baljit Sahni (Joaquim Abranches - 46th).

ZEE RISHTEY AWARDS 2011 -- Rishton ke Khubsoorat rang!

Celebrating the magical moments that touched our lives!

Prembabu sharma 

It was time to cheer and applaud as Zee TV, India’s popular General Entertainment channel celebrated its very illustrious television awards –Vaseline presents Zee Rishtey Awards 2011 powered by Dabur Red Paste. Zee Rishtey Awards is an award ceremony that celebrates the bond that Zee TV has been sharing with its viewers since the past 19 years. This is a celebration where the entire gamut of Zee stars come under the same roof and celebrate the beautiful connect that they have built with their viewers throughout the year. It is this relationship that has taken the channel from strength to strength and helped sustain its popularity among the television audiences in the country. This year, the award ceremony celebrated Rishton Ke Khoobsurat Rang, encapsulating India’s rich cultural diversity with glitz and grandeur at Andheri Sports Complex in Mumbai on Saturday, 26th November. The awards ceremony acknowledged members of the Zee family whose support has been noteworthy in winning hearts of the audiences over so many years. The event will be televised on Sunday, 18th December, at 8 PM only on Zee TV.


The evening started with an entire constellation of stars and noted luminaries of the entertainment industry walked down the Red Carpet clothed in their glamorous best! Some of the eminent names were, yesteryears mega star Poonam Dhillon, the very suave and popular brother duo - Rohit Roy and Ronit Roy, concert pianist and acclaimed singer, Adnan Sami and the very ravishing Urmila Matondkar. The event was also attended by the Golden Man, Bappi Da, the controversy queen Rakhi Sawant and television heartthrobs, Apurva Agnihotri and Ejaz Khan. The event kickstarted with anchors Jay Bhanushali and Karan V. Grover making their entry in an auto rickshaw, Mumbai’s ubiquitous mode of transport for the common man. Many more well known celebrities were brought into the grounds in shining vintage cars.

The charming threesome – Jay Bhanushali, Mona Singh and Karan. V. Grover - kept the audiences in splits of laughter with their witty wisecracks throughout the evening as anchors of the awards ceremony. Some of the most memorable performances of the evening included a heartwarming dance performance by the nation’s newest sweethearts, Ankita Lokhande & Hiten Tejwani, your very own Archana and Manav of Pavitra Rishta. The performance traced the survival of their onscreen love affair amidst Mumbai’s struggle for existence with a stunning visual element in the backdrop. Lovely (Ragini Nandwani), the chulbuli bahu of Mrs. Bindeshwari Kaushik, surprised everyone with her magic act in which she made her stern saas (Vibha Chibber) disappear from the stage! The crowd went into a state of frenzy as the three handsome hunks, Karan Grover, Kinshuk Mahajan and Himanshoo Malhotra turned into desi superheroes - G-One, Singham and Bodyguard - to save their damsels in distress. There was one fun filled act where Hitler Didi’s family sang a parody of songs for her in an attempt to bring a smile on her face.


The evening also had its own share of historical drama on stage with the Shobha Somnath Ki leads, Shobha and Bhimdev swaying to a romantic number and later fighting the evil Ghaznavi (Vikramjeet Virk). Senior actors showed the world that ‘even we can dance saala’ with their superbly choreographed act that paid a tribute to Bollywood’s dancing legends, Helen, Bindu, Shammi Kapoor and Mithun Chakraborty. The audience applauded and sang along loudly on every song from the act, Rishton Ka Mela, performed by Dev – Radhika, Karan–Abha and Mona-Anukalp, and made it an evening to remember. The event was also peppered with comedy acts and gags by Ali Azgar and Suresh Menon. The decibel levels reached its peak when dancing superstars of Dance India Dance – Shakti, Salman, Mayuresh, Alisha and Falon along with Mentor Remo D’Souza, Geeta Kapoor and Terence Lewis rocked the floor with their mind boggling performances. This was a lead in to the return of the Bigger, Better and Crazier edition of Dance India Dance Season 3 that will soon air on Zee TV!

Apart from the spectacular performances, Zee Rishtey Awards also acknowledged the invaluable contribution of the artistes who are Zee TV’s pillars of strength. Don’t miss this very exciting and breathtaking edition of Vaseline Presents Zee Rishtey Awards 2011 powered by Dabur Red Paste on 18th December 8pm, only on Zee TV!

Ink World released in Ranchi

 

Recently NUJ[I] official magazine Ink World was released in Ranchi . It was released by Union Minister Sri Subodh Kant Sahay. Along with Mr. Sahay, Leader of opposition of Jharkhand Vidhan Sabha Mr Rajendra Prasad Singh, President of NUJ[I] Mr. Pragayanand Choudhary, General Secretary Mr. Ras Bihari, Senior journalist Dr. N.K.Trikha & President of Jharkhand Union of Journalists graced the occasion.



Monday, November 28, 2011

Support Sagar Trust to remove non-cataract blindness particularly oculoplastics.

Sagar Trust contributes meaningfully to the national initiative for combating reversible blindness. Most agencies, hospitals and camps focus on cataract related blindness. However, those that suffer from non-cataract reversible blindness/morbidity do not have recourse to free or quality treatment easily. The investigations are costly, surgeries time-consuming and eye-surgeons with specialized skills are few.

Sagar Trust will pioneer the segment related to non-cataract blindness particularly oculoplastics – which includes all diseases of the eyelids and peri-ocular area.

We have built strong experience in the field of social work over many years. The Trust is headed by an experienced surgeon who has worked at several reputed hospitals and institutions and is an alumnus of Armed Forces Medical College, Pune.

Your contributions are channeled directly to the surgeries. There are negligible administrative overheads as we have high quality infrastructure in place. A meticulous record of surgery patients and other details are available at all times with us and donors are put in touch with beneficiaries if they so wish.

Your contributions are tax exempt under section 80 G [section (1) – (v)] of the Income Tax Act (upto 50%). The cost of sponsoring a cataract surgery is Rs 3000, a glaucoma surgery Rs 2000 and oculoplastic surgery Rs 4000-10000 (depending on the particular surgery).

Removing a cataract results in almost instantaneous vision and can hugely improve a person’s quality of life by helping them to become independent in their tasks. Glaucoma surgery helps to preserve the failing function of the nerve so that useful sight remains. Oculoplastic surgeries address a wide array of problems whose outcome, if left untreated, could range from morbidity to disfigurement or even death.

Do support our endeavour.
Your kindness would go a long way in changing a poor person’s quality of sight and life and restore some of their dignity and peace of mind, by giving them the ability to perform simple functions themselves.

“The Sagar Trust came into being in 2009. As young doctors, most of us were given a free hand when treating poorer patients as compared to wealthier private patients. Most of these poor people were very gracious - they thanked and blessed us profusely for any good outcomes and took the blame on themselves and their destiny when outcomes were less than successful. As we became more skilled we were increasingly allowed to handle the richer patients and our success was judged by the economic standing of the group that we were assigned to deal with. This did not seem fair; the poor who had aided our early learning, deserved our skills the most. I was determined that a considerable part of my experience should be shared with those whom I will always remain indebted to for my skills - those poor patients.

This trust is quite different in that its main thrust is in the specialised area of oculoplasty which deals with the ocular adnexa (the area around the eyes ). This field includes all disesases of the lids, bony socket, soft tissues around eyes, lacrimal system, thyroid eye disease and also cosmetic surgery. Most current charitable infrastructure is geared to cataract surgery. Oculoplastic surgeons are relatively few in number and these surgeries typically take far longer to perform than cataract surgery. For these reasons the underpriviledged do not have easy access to free/subsidised oculoplastic procedures. The trust attempts to provide this.

One of our main concerns is that most of the donations should actually reach the intended beneficiary. We intend to spend as little as possible on overheads by using our existing infrastructure and keep overhead costs to a minimum.

The board currently has eight trustees of high standing and repute who are experts in their respective fields. We expect the collective energy and ideas to produce excellent results. We hope that over the years Sagar trust becomes a well-respected name, synonymous with quality work and a high standard of ethics and transparency.



Activities Of Sagar Trust

Activities of ‘SAGAR TRUST’ in the year 2009 (April 09 to March 2010)
No. of Eye Camps organized by Sagar Trust = 4
(1) Jat Dharam Shala, Sadh Nagar, Palam, Delhi. (2) Shiv Shakti Mandir, Dwarka, Delhi. (3) Indra Park, Kailash Puri, Palam, Delhi. (4) Ponchapur Village, Sec – 23, Dwarka, Delhi.
A Total of 604 patients have been seen in these camps. At these camps screening of patients was carried out with high quality ophthalmic equipment and topical eye medicines and spectacle prescriptions were distributed free of cost.

No of surgeries carried out: 43
A total of 43 surgeries were conducted in the year. Of which 42 were Cataract and 1 was Oculoplasty surgery

Activities of ‘SAGAR TRUST’ in the year 2010 (April 2010 to March 2011)
No. of Eye Camps organized by Sagar Trust = 5
(1)Shiv Shakti Mandir, Dwarka, Delhi. (2) Jat Dharam Shala, SadhNagar, Palam, Delhi. (3) Dada Dev Mandir, Palam Village, Delhi. (4) Shri Sanatan Dharam Mandir, Palam Colony. (5) Dada Dev Mandir, Palam Village, Delhi.
A Total of 619 patients were seen in the camps. At these camps screening of patients was carried out by high quality ophthalmic equipment.Eye drops and spectacle prescriptions were distributed free of cost. A total of 100 spectacles were manufactured and distributed free of cost.

Surgeries carried out : 13
A total of 13 surgeries were conducted in the year. Of these, all 13 were Cataract surgeries and 1 Yag laser was carried out.

Out Station Surgical Camp
A surgical camp was conducted at Bijnore (Uttar Pradesh) from 15-19 th March 2010. In this camp, 100 Cataract Surgeries were conducted free of cost for the patients. The administrative and financial support were provided jointly by Shri Aurobindo Aradhana Trust (Bangalore) under Mrs. Manorama Vira & Dr. Rajeev Vishnoi from WHO. The technical organization of camp and surgical infra instructure was provided by Dr Anjali Mehta and the staff of Vasundhara Eye Clinic.

The surgeries were performed by Dr. Anjali Mehta & Dr.(Col) K. C. Gupta, using high tech equipment & foldable lenses. A follow up camp of optometrists was also organised two weeks later.

Activities of ‘SAGAR TRUST’ in the year 2011 (April 2011 onward till date)
Eye camps organised : 4
Eye Camps organized by Sagar Trust – (1) Shiv Shakti Mandir, Dwarka, Delhi. (2) Jat Dharam Shala, SadhNagar, Palam, Delhi. (3) Dada Dev Mandir, Palam Village, Delhi.
A total of 334 patients were seen in the camps. At these camps screening of patients was carried out with high quality ophthalmic equipment and eye drops and spectacle prescriptions were distributed free of cost. A total of 75 spectacles were manufactured and distributed free of cost.
Sagar Trust had organized an eye camp on 23rd October 2011 in Dada Dev Mandir, Dwarka. In this camp, a total number of 212 patients were seen / consulted by the doctors and a total number of 111 spectacles were distributed to the patients, free of cost.

Surgeries conducted: 12
A total of 10 surgeries were conducted this year. Of these 7 were cataract surgeries and 4 were Oculoplasty and 1 was a squint surgery. One Yag laser was also done.

Supportive Activities of Sagar Trust
Sagar Trust distributes free spectacles to poor children and patients, visiting the clinic throughout the year.
Sagar Trust is associated in a small way with the girls section of Salaam Baalak trust, Dwarka.

SEEK YOUR’S VALUABLE SUPPORT
To make your donation by cheque - Make the cheque in the name of Sagar Trust

Post your Cheque in an envelope at the following address- For Sagar Trust. c/o Dr Anjali Mehta, B-119, Sarvodaya Enclave, New Delhi - 10017

Send us your donation through an Internet Wire Transfer

Wired to HDFC Bank account number 00322320003327 NEFT IFSC: HDFC 0000032 in the name of Sagar Trust. This is a current account at C-5/32, SDA branch of HDFC bank, New Delhi 110016.


Youth Congress National Convention held


In a programme of Indian Youth Congress National Convention for Elected Office Bearers "BUNIYAD" Rahul Gandhi along with Senior leaders of Congress & Congress workers discussing important issues. Photo: Joginder Dogra

PARKING BLUES AT SECTOR 21, METRO STATION


M.K. Gupta

There is an acute shortage of space at the metro Station 21 and the representatives of DMRC, Parking Contractor and Dwarka Forum made a round of the parking area on 26.11.2011 and found many discrepancies. After taking a round, meeting was held with Mr. Rode, DGM, Civil, Vishnu Das, Vipin Jain of DMRC, Mr. Khanna, Mr. Pawan Saini of Parking Contractor on the one hand and Mr. Rejimon CK, Sushil Kumar, Sudha Aiyar, Suneel Sarin on the other hand. In the meeting, DMRC informed that an additional area of 650 sq. ft. will be ready by Monday, i.e. 28th Nov. But the Dwarka Forum felt that this space will not be enough to cater the need of the commuters and drawn the attention of the officials that on working days, commuters are compelled to park their cars by even making three lanes on the service road outside the parking space. Ayush Services and Consultancy, Parking Contractor said that they do not have any demarcation for cars and bikes/ scooters and the space for them is provided on first come first serve basis for all the vehicles. Dwarka Forum representatives said that the vehicles are parked haphazardly and more space may be made available if the vehicles are parked systematically and for this, the contractor should have more attendants. The contractor also informed that they charge for the vehicle parked in the service lane to which the DMRCofficial caution them that stiff penalty will be imposed against such charges in future, instructed the contractor to streamline parking and instructed for the demarcation for cars and bikes – in the next few days. In the next 10 days, one lane will be made available for the fire tender and DMRC is working on this. Parking contractor also agreed to have more attendants so that vehicle are parked systematically.

On the area available on the plot next to Metro Station which belongs to Northern Railway, the DMRCstated that it cannot touch or enter that area. On this, Dwarka Forum assured that it will take up this issue with Northern Railway as the problem is quite acute and the available land could be leveled and used as parking. DF said that while govt. wants to increase of public transport, the shortage of parking space is a hitch in the govt. planning. DF representatives also noted garbage outside the station which may have been put up by the station Safai staff.

Dwarka Forum also showed its concern on the lack of CCTV Cameras outside the station and not even at the entrance of the Metro Station as it is a huge security threat for the whole station close to the domestic and international airport. Forum also expressed concerned over lack of monitoring or checking the vehicles outside the station. Rejimon, President, DF said that it is imperative that the parking issue should be taken very seriously, rather-than a aftermath. He also stressed the need of the start of multilevel parking which is still in the drawing board stage to be executed urgently. He said that Dwarka is only 30% populated right now and in future the problem may be aggravated and the forum is willing to co-operate and find a solution to the problem.

Public Grievances Commission-A solution for common problem


S.S.Dogra

There is good news for the people who are facing problems related to Unauthorised construction/encroachment, delays in pension payments, ration card, police harassment, water, power, sewage complaints, Group Housing Society, Pollution in residential areas. Actually, The Public Grievances Commission (PGC) was set up with the prior approval of the Central Government, Ministry of Home Affairs. The Delhi Government established the Public Grievances Commission to provide a forum to redress problems the public encounter in dealing with the departments of the Govt. of NCT of Delhi. The Public Grievances Commission is an additional forum where the public can lodge their grievances. This is a very good platform started by Delhi Government for common person to get rid of many problems. Official sources informed dwarkaparichay that Mr.R. Narayana is the Chairman & Mr.S.A. Awaradi is the Secretary of the Commission. If you have such problem then there is solution for everyone so don’t hesitate do contact immediately.


Public Grievances Commission,
M-Block, Vikas Bhawan, I.P.Estate,
New Delhi-110 110. Ph.23379900,23379901

email: pgcdelhi@nic.in
www.pgc.delhigovt.nic.in


IVF FACILITY AT BHAGAT HOSPITAL

Basic Life support Training organized by Colombia Asia Hospital in Dwarka.


Colombia Asia Hospital in association with ANHLGT organized Basic Life support Training in Dwarka at Sheetal Vihar CGHS Community Hall Sector 23, Dwarka.Children of three schools Govt Coed school .., , Mount Carmel school, Sector- 22 and Paramount Internation school Sector 23 where imparted invaluable Basic life support training by BLS training specialist Ms Nisha-Colombia Asia hospital, Palam Vihar. Around 70 children from these schools along with teachers and other dwarakities participated in the event. The children were taught CPR( Cardio pulmonary resuscitation) techniques on how to save a precious life in a emergency situation if a persons/infants heart stops beating. Apart from the presentation students from all the schools formed groups and got actual hands on training on how to use these invaluable techniques on dummies. Speaking on the occasion President ANHLGT Mrs Cicily Kodiyan said that involving youngsters especially school children in such events was very important as they get hands on experience from the real world. She added that In 2010, the American Heart Association updated its guidelines to recommend that everyone — untrained bystanders and medical personnel alike — begin CPR with chest compressions. Talking to dwarkaparichay Mrs. Kodiyan informed that all the participants will get certificates on basic life support training by Colombia Asia Hospital at the ANGLHT anniversary celebration to be held on December 10th in sector 23 , dwarka. Mrs Malshri Singh-Joint secretary of ANHLGT thanked all the participants especially the school students, teachers and Colombia Asia hospital for making the event successful.



MEETING ON MAINTENANCE OF HERBAL PARK AT SECTOR 6, DWARKA

M. K. Gupta

A meeting on the maintenance of park was held on Friday, 25 th of November wherein Mr. Jagbir Singh, Section Officer, Horticulture Deptt. DDA and M K Gupta, Jt. Secy, Dwarka Forum, Pradeep Bansal, J. K. Dahia, Nagpal ji and large number of park users including ladies have participated. Four gardeners were also present for this meeting. On a strings of complaints about the lack of maintenance like long absence of gardners, lack of pipes for watering, unsanitary conditions, over-grown grass on the walk ways, lack of trimming on a large areas of the park, lack of street lights and rainy shades in the park and so on were raised in this so called herbal park adjoining to Post Office market in sector 6.

Mr. Jagbir Singh, Section Officer, Horticulture Deptt. DDA and M K Gupta, Jt. Secy, Dwarka Forum and large number of park users discussing about better maintenance of park. Photo: Pradeep Bansal
Mr. Jagbir Singh, DDA informed that the pipe for watering has been purchased, trimming of over-grown bushes and clearance of walk ways from over grass will be attended to with a fortnight. On further queries from Gupta, Bansal and others, he admitted that there was no pipe for watering the plants for over three month. He also said that the work of cleanliness of park is the part of the duty of gardeners and for this no separate staff is put on duties in any park. The duty hours of gardeners are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Two watchmen are put on duty for watching all the parks of sector 6 and they perform their duties in rotation i.e. one from 5.00 p.m. to 1.00 a.m. and the other from 1.00 a.m. to 9.00 a.m. Mr. Jagbir also informed that he will have to check about the dress code for the gardeners and other field staff. About rainy shades and street lights, he said that these do not belong to the Horticulture Deptt. and for this, he informed the contact details of the concerned departments. He also shared his phone number with the participants.

The meeting was held on the initiative of Shri Y. D. Sharma, Senior officer of the Horticulture Deptt. M.K. Gupta had earlier sent an RTI application on 13th Oct. about the maintenance of this park and the reply of the application is still awaited. Resident decided to meet on the issue of maintenance of park periodically.


Sunday, November 27, 2011

'Bijli Aandolan' on tarrif hike held at Talkatora Stadium


'Bijli Aandolan' on tarrif hike held on Sunday, the 27th Nov. 2011 at Talkatora Stadium. Due to Sunday & wintry morning consumers started pouring in at a slow pace in the early morning. However after 10-15AM it was huge flow of consumers & whole stadium was not only got full but thousands even agreed to sit on the carpets. Even this carpeted /ground space in the stadium got filled up in no time & many hundreds had to watch & listen to the program on screens & speakers outside the stadium.




At the huge response to the call of BIJLI AANDOLAN, first time consumers realised their POWER & felt that govt has to roll back the tarrif hike otherwise this aandolan may bring dooms day for the present govt who is unnecessarily supporting the DISCOMS & DERC & victimising the already burdened consumers with Mahangai.

Ragging no fun, it’s a crime

Sh. Joginder Singh
(Former Director - C.B.I.)


The biggest problem in dealing with any issue in our country is that we do not take preventive action before it becomes a crisis. Case in point: The menace of ragging. The Supreme Court has defined ragging as any disorderly conduct through words spoken, written or by any act which has the effect of teasing an individual. This includes handling with rudeness any student, or indulging in rowdy or indisciplined activity, which causes or is likely to cause annoyance or psychologically harm or raises fear thereof in a fresher or a junior student, or asking the student to do any act or perform something, which such a student will not do in the ordinary course.

The magnitude of the problem of ragging has become enormous. Neither the Government nor our educationists have paid any attention to eliminating this menace, though the Supreme Court had banned ragging in 2001. According to an NGO dealing with the problem, on an average nine teenagers are killed every year in ragging related incidents. Hundreds others get seriously injured or hospitalised. A study has revealed that sexual and physical abuse have become rampant in our colleges, and the students guilty of the same disguise it as ragging.

The Raghavan Committee report released in 2007 revealed that the menace of ragging had assumed alarming proportions, as many new students who join educational institutions in the beginning of the academic year are subjected to torture, extortion and harassment by senior students with a criminal bent of mind. It also uncovered that medical colleges in the country are the worst affected by this menace. However, despite the Supreme Court directive to colleges to curb incidents of ragging, the situation hasn’t improved, as was exemplified by the recent incident in which a medical student in Himachal Pradesh died after a brutal ragging session by his seniors. This was followed by the report of another incident in which a girl in Andhra Pradesh attempted suicide after she was ragged by her hostel mates.

In an analysis conducted of 64 ragging complaints, it was found that over 60 per cent of them involved physical abuse and 20 per cent were sexually abusive in nature. An engineering student who was interviewed for the study revealed that in ragging sessions they were made to do everything from washing utensils to dancing nude. Nobody dared to register a complaint as this would lead to trouble for them. Quite frequently, many students drop out of colleges due to severe ragging. Nothing could be a greater shame.

Ragging in educational institutions has crossed all limits. The Supreme Court’s 2001 order based on the Unnikrishnan Committee report said that it is the responsibility of college principals and directors to check ragging. In its ruling of May 2007 the apex court had also laid down that, “The punishment to be meted out (to those responsible for ragging)” had to be “exemplary and justifiably harsh to act as a deterrent against recurrence of such incidents”.

The order had also made it binding that in every incident of ragging that came to light, a First Information Report had to be filed without exception by the institutional authorities with the local police. Any failure or delay on part of the institution to lodge an FIR was to be construed as an act of culpable negligence. If any victim of ragging or his or her parent/guardian intended to file an FIR directly with the police, it did not absolve the institution from the requirement of filing an FIR of its own. Courts all over the country were directed to ensure that cases involving ragging are taken up on a priority basis to send out the message that ragging is not only to be discouraged but also to be dealt with sternness. Another direction by the Supreme Court said, “In the prospectus to be issued for admission by educational institutions, it shall be clearly stipulated that in case the applicant for admission is found to have indulged in ragging in the past or if it is noticed later that he has indulged in ragging, admission may be refused or he shall be expelled from the educational institution.”

The Central Government and the State Governments were also supposed to launch a programme highlighting the menace of ragging and the consequences of the same in case any student was found guilty of this practice.

Anti-ragging committees and squads were also to be formed by educational institutions to check ragging.
However, the reality is that the orders of the Supreme Court were never seriously implemented till the recent death of the medical student in Himachal Pradesh. Days after the incident, the University Grants Commission woke up and decided to replace its two-decade-old guidelines on ragging with stringent legally enforceable regulations. Expected to be in place in the next academic session, these include punishing institutions for failing to check ragging and awarding incentives to those who create a positive environment for new students. The earlier UGC guidelines were essentially advisory. Now they have been made legally enforceable regulations. Nonetheless, it is a matter of disgrace that we as a nation woke up only after ragging claimed an innocent life.

To fine tune these guidelines the UGC will consult all regulatory bodies, including the All-India Council for Technical Education, National Council for Teachers’ Education, and the Medical Council of India. The Medical Council of India, in particular, does not have any mechanism by which it can inspect all 289 medical colleges in the country, ensure that each student admitted furnish a character certificate from the institution he or she qualified from, ensure the presence of professional counsellors for freshers, have a gap of one to two weeks between freshers and seniors starting a new academic year, or have a mandatory anti-ragging committee.

Ragging and bullying in educational institutions will continue unless it is dealt with a heavy hand. And it is primarily the educational institutions that have to take up the responsibility of eliminating the menace. The police can only come into the scene after a crime has been committed and not before. Thus, what is required is strict preventive action on part of all stakeholders.

We need to stick to a plan against Zambia: Nabi

MARGAON: In football, coaches come with different ideologies and different strategies but all have stayed consistent in one aspect as far as Team India is concerned. Syed Rahim Nabi has been an integral part of almost every Team India squad for quite a time now.

‘Versatile’ is perhaps the best word to describe him. His sterling performances have rescued the Indian team many a time and have lifted the confidence of the squad in many a tournament.


We do not need to go long back. His abilities was evident and in full flow in the recently played International Friendlies against Malaysia -- where in the first match, besides playing a stellar role, he inspired India to come back from a goal down to score the equaliser. And the performance echoed in India’s comprehensive 3-2 victory in the next match where Nabi wore the armband for the first time for India.

Talk to him and his eyes lit up. “Everyone dreams of leading his country. Like any other normal kid, I too had dreamt of leading my country. But it doesn’t come easy,” he says at one breath.

“You need to perform consistently and establish yourself as an indispensable player. Only then will your name be considered,” Nabi, who can play with equal aplomb in defence, midfield and striking position, added.

“Being a Captain of the National side is always an honor for anyone. It was a special moment for me. I will never forget it,” he told www.the-aiff.com. “But football is a team game and no Captain would be able to win anything unless he gets the support of his team members and support staff. It was a joint effort by all which won us the match against Malaysia,” he maintained.

Nabi knows more than anyone else that football is not about past laurels. The moment a match ends, a new life begins and a player ought to prepare for his next match. “We watched the Zambian side in their last match against Goa XI. They are a very fit and a technically superior side. When we play them, we need to stick to a plan and play to our strength. If we can do it, we will surely come out with our heads high,” he commented.

Apart from the International Friendly against Zambia at the Nehru Stadium, Fatorda on November 29, the entire squad is looking forward towards the SAFF Championship. “We are the defending SAFF Champions. And this time with the Championships being held in New Delhi, expectations are running high. We cannot let our fans down,” he echoed.

India play Afghanistan in their first match at the SAFF Championship on December 3.

R.D.Rajpal Public School celebrated Annual Function





Recently, R.D.Rajpal Public School celebrated it’s two days VIBGYOR’11 Annual Function with great enthusiasm. The school children displayed marvelous performance of dance, Vandemataram, Play, English & Hindi group songs, musical tribute by school orchestra, Kashmiri folk dance. 


On this occasion, Ms.Alka Kshatriya-Principal, Sh.Subhash Rajpal-Secretary, Sh. Ishwar Rajpal-Chairman, Members of Managing Committee, Mrs. Urmila Rajpal, Ms. Priyanka were also present and appreciated the students performance. “INSIGHT-2010-11” school magazine was also released during the function. Meritorious students were felicitated by the School.




The day concluded with the prize distribution ceremony where prizes and the momentos were given away to the winners. The children were too happy when their name was announced and they were running with thrill and feeling of satisfaction onto the stage to receive their prizes. The Principal motivated and appreciated the efforts of all the students, teachers and parents to mould the young minds towards the path of success and progress.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Heritage beyond Sunset - A Unique Photography Exhibition by Sushil Khandelwal.

There have been several exhibitions on pictures of monuments, the reason why this exhibition Heritage beyond sunset is distinct from others is the way in which the monuments have been captured with an additional majestic beauty of night and lights in it.

Heritage beyond sunset- showcases photographs of monuments from across the country-India, mainly from the capital city Delhi. What makes the photographs unique is the fact that for almost all the monuments the public view is closed after 6 pm and it requires special permission to get into the premises. That is the time when they are lit with artificial lighting to give it an additional charm and charismatic effect and so most of them haven’t been able to catch the eyes of people.

Keeping the very view, Sushil took it up as a subject for this exhibition and he decided to capture the monuments with a different perspective and feel in it, which he believes, it’s a unique exhibition.

Profile-Sushil Khandelwal

His relationship with the camera goes back to almost 25 years. He began a journey of image making, striving to capture a sense of order, balance and harmony in whatever caught his eye, which was initially his passion. He used to help his father at the age of 12 only, his father is also a retired photographer.Through the camera lens, he discovered a level of perception hitherto unknown to him—a way of seeing that was more alive, alert and complete. He learned the skill of photography in the year 1982 at The Modern Institute of Photography, under the guidance of Shri T. Kasinath. Sushil is versatile in style with a natural eye for colour, tone and composition and is truly a fine art photographer possessing great talent. Started with black & white photography and graduated first to colour then digital photography, experiencing the three different phases of photography.

Presently, working with School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi known as (SPA). Specialized in Architectural & Industrial photography also possesses a skilled hand in Product, Interiors and Portraits.He has a love of capturing nature and landscape, which has been on his list since he started doing travel photography. He is also co-author of the book, A Guide to Photography.


दिल्ली के तालकटोरा से उठी भोजपुरी के सम्मान की आवाज

दीप जलाकर कार्यक्रम का उद्घाटन करते पूर्व राज्यपाल डा. भीष्म नारायण सिंह, पूर्व केन्द्रीय मन्त्री श्री अनिल शास्त्री, सान्सद एवं फ़िल्म कलाकार श्री शत्रुघ्न सिन्हा, भोजपुरी गायक एवं सिने स्टार श्री मनोज तिवारी मृदुल एवं भोजपुरी समाज दिल्ली के अध्यक्ष श्री अजीत दुबे
भोजपुरी समाज दिल्ली द्वारा अपने 56 वें स्थापना दिवस के अवसर पर दिनांक 25 नवम्बर 2011 को दिल्ली के तालकटोरा स्टेडियम में आयोजित स्वाभिमान समारोह में भोजपुरी को अष्टम अनुसूची में शामिल करने का मुद्दा बहुत जोर शोर से उठा . भोजपुरी समाज दिल्ली के अध्यक्ष श्री अजीत दुबे ने समारोह में अष्टम अनुसूची के इस मुद्दे पर बहुत ही प्रभावशाली ढंग से अपनी बात रखी और कहा कि भोजपुरी को संविधान के अष्टम अनुसूची में शामिल किये जाने का प्रश्न देश और विदेश में रहने वाले 20 करोड़ भोजपुरी भाषियों के सम्मान और गौरव से जुड़ा प्रश्न है. अब सरकार को इस पर जल्द निर्णय लेना चाहिए. साथ ही उन्होंने भोजपुरी लोक कलाकारों को पद्म सम्मान देने की भी मांग की. बतौर मुख्य अतिथि आमंत्रित भाजपा सांसद व सिने स्टार शत्रुघ्न सिन्हा ने कहा कि अपनी मेहनत के बूते भोजपुरी भाषी लोगों ने देश-विदेश में अपनी अलग पहचान बनाई है। उनकी ताकत को सलाम..। भोजपुरी समाज के लोग स्वाभिमान के साथ जीना जानते हैं। आज नहीं तो कल भोजपुरी को संविधान की आठवीं अनुसूची में शामिल जरूर किया जाएगा।

भोजपुरी गायक एवं सिने स्टार श्री मनोज तिवारी मृदुल को भोजपुरी गौरव सम्मान प्रदान करते हुए श्री शत्रुघ्न सिन्हा एवं पूर्व राज्यपाल डा. भीष्म नारायण सिंह. साथ मे हैं हास्य कलाकार श्री राजू श्रीवास्तव, संसद श्री ओम प्रकाश यादव एवं भोजपुरी समाज दिल्ली के अध्यक्ष श्री अजीत दुबे
इस अवसर पर दिल्ली विधानसभा के अध्यक्ष डा. योगानंद शास्त्री ने कहा कि भोजपुरी क्षेत्र की हस्तियों ने देश और समाज को नई दिशा दी है । स्थापना दिवस और राष्ट्रीय अधिवेशन के मौके पर मारिशस के पूर्व मंत्री श्री जगदीश गोवर्धन के नेतृत्व में मॉरिशस से लगभग सौ प्रतिनिधियों ने भी हिस्सा लिया। कार्यक्रम की अध्यक्षता करते हुए वयोवृद्ध गांधीवादी, पूर्व राज्यपाल डा. भीष्म नारायण सिंह ने कहा कि भोजपुरी भाषा अपनत्व और भाईचारे की भाषा है। पूर्व केंद्रीय मंत्री अनिल शास्त्री ने भोजपुरी समाज दिल्ली की सामाजिक और सांस्कृतिक गतिविधियों की प्रशंसा की । इस मौके पर भोजपुरी लोक गायक मनोज तिवारी “मृदुल” ने भोजपुरी गीत गाकर लोगों का देर रात तक मनोरंजन किया । श्री तिवारी ने कहा कि उनका यह सपना था कि दिल्ली के तालकटोरा स्टेडियम में भोजपुरी का उनका एक भव्य कार्यक्रम हो, उनका यह स्वप्न आज पूरा हो गया । हास्य कलाकार राजू श्रीवास्तव ने अपने चुटीले अंदाज में लोगों को हंसाया। 

इस मौके पर सांसद सर्वश्री नीरज शेखर, धनञ्जय सिंह, ओमप्रकाश यादव, दिल्ली के विधायक धर्मदेव सोलंकी, विधायक भरत सिंह, भाजपा नेत्री श्रीमती पूनम आजाद, टी सीरिज के श्री दर्शन कुमार आदि मौजूद थे। कार्यक्रम के दौरान महुवा टी वी के श्री पी. के. तिवारी, दैनिक जागरण के श्री निशिकान्त ठाकुर, भोजपुरी गायक और सिने स्टार श्री मनोज तिवारी "मृदुल", विश्व भोजपुरी सम्मेलन के अंतरराष्ट्रीय अध्यक्ष और महामंत्री श्री सतीश त्रिपाठी व श्री अरुणेश नीरन,मारिशस के पूर्व स्वास्थ्य मंत्री श्री जगदीश गोवर्धन] हिन्दी साहित्यकार श्री केदार नाथ सिंह, भोजपुरी पत्रिका सन्डे इंडियन के संपादक श्रीओंकारेश्वर पाण्डेय एवं हास्य कलाकार श्री राजू श्रीवास्तव को “भोजपुरी गौरव सम्मान” से सम्मानित किया गया. कार्यक्रम का संचालन भोजपुरी समाज दिल्ली के वरि. उपाध्यक्ष श्री प्रभुनाथ पांडेय ने किया। कार्यक्रम को सफल बनाने में समाज के वरि. उपाध्यक्ष सर्व श्री गरीब दास, के. राम, उपाध्यक्ष सर्व श्री लल्लन तिवारी, हरीश मिश्र, प्रदीप पाण्डेय, महामंत्री श्री एल. एस. प्रसाद, सांस्कृतिक मंत्री श्री वी पी सिंह, मंत्री सर्व श्री जितेन्द्र तिवारी एवं राकेश परमार की विशेष भूमिका रही.

Join the Bijli Andolan – 27th Nov. 2011 at Talkatora Stadium



 .... to Lodge your Protest against Power Tariff Hike
Rajiv Kakria 
M:  9810275168

What will come out of a protest now ...... Govt. does not listen to such protests ...... I do not wish to be associated with politicians ...... why should we join that group ....... but I am a Congress supporter so cannot be seen openly opposed to this hike, but I support you ....... I would rather pay more than be seen protesting on the streets .........
Such thinking must be Music to the Ears of the Delhi Government and DISCOMS. There are just four ways to take up a cause ......
1) Present your case before DERC - We presented a very spirited and well researched case for reduction of Tariffs to DERC, to our disappointment they chose to side with DISCOMS, basing their decision on Wholesale Price Index (WPI) prompted by the CM’s observation which is totally Flawed.

2) Get MLAs to raise it in Vidhan Sabha -
 The MLAs should have raised it in the Vidhan Sabha but do they have the Researched Facts for an informed debate in the house. Only one MLA (Congress) got in touch with some of us to understand the details and we gladly shared our research. He has promised to debate it in the house. We hope something positive will come out of it .... if not we are not any worse off.

3) Go to High Court -
 We can go to the Courts armed with the facts, but that is just what the Government wants us to do ..... the case will hang in court till eternity and they keep raising tariffs leaving us nowhere else to go, the matter being sub-judice. This is and will be our last resort .....

4) Get the Public involved –
 Let’s face it, we as a group do not have the following to get people to hit the streets. We can drum up support on Email, Facebook etc but that does not count ..... neither the Govt. nor the Media gets impressed. Yes it makes for great Drawing debate but no instant results. Mr. Vijay Goel (BJP) got in touch with some of us and offered to help make it a Mass Movement ...... after some deliberation we decided to make common cause and fight it unitedly.
I personally feel that we should have got the desired results from DERC ...... and we did manage to extract a CAG Audit and an enquiry on Fast Running Meters due to Residual Back Flow ...... and more polite noises on DISCOMS Performance Standards, which have remained on papers since. DISCOMS will delay handing over papers to CAG as they know many skeletons will tumble out.
So we need to show collective strength and join Bijli Andolan for a huge congregation on  Sunday, 27th Nov. at 9.30 am at Talkatora Stadium ..... please be there and motivate others to join

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Bijli Andolan .... Ten Demands that MUST be Met

1. HOLD POWER TARIFF HIKE TILL CAG AUDIT ....... There should be no tariff enhancement till CAG Audit establishes the true state of Finances and Institute of Chartered Accountants (ICA) establishes the inventory and Tariff Determination Procedure. DISCOMS will be in no hurry to furnish records to CAG and ICA and will try to delay the process and keep earning heavy profits.

2. CONSUMER SHOULD NOT PAY FOR POWER THEFT ..... DISCOMS keep asking for tariff hike but remain quite about reducing tariffs on account of reduction in Distribution losses. Distribution losses should be borne by the DISCOMS as it is their responsibility to curb theft and leakages. We can grant them a nominal 3% cost on account of Distribution loss as per international practice and no more.

3. ABOLISH FIXED CHARGE ......They are also charging Twice under the same head by way of Fixed Charge for having incurred capital expenditure and getting 16% return on capital expenditure. Earlier this was Minimum Charge and was adjusted if the consumption exceeded minimum usage. All the infrastructure is in place and even after charging the recent Load Enhancement Security Deposit, DISCOMS have collected Crorers of Rupees and have not installed higher load meters nor have they changed any wires/cables. Therefore Fixed Charge should be abolished as we had demanded in all previous Hearings.

4. ENSURE PERFORMANCE STANDARDS .......11 years on they have yet not adhered to the Performance Standards on Quality, Stability, Reliability, Cheaper Power, Curbing Theft (in theft prone areas), Beautification of city (ugly over head wires still dot the skyline) and Setting up Power Plants. First they should perform as per the agreed Performance Standards then only we look at any other demand.

5. PENALIZE DISCOMS FOR POWER CUTS ....... Rampant power cuts are keeping the Inverter Industry alive and the consumer foots the bill for charging and maintaining inverters amounting to average Rs. 1200/- per month.

6. IMPOSE PUNITIVE DAMAGES ON DISCOMS FOR FLEECING COMSUMERS DUE TO FAST METERS .... Independent investigation involving RWAs into the compatibility of distribution technology and the design of electronic meters vis the use of Common Neutral for separate connections and residual flow being recorded and charged to the consumer. Field Survey/Awareness Campaign involving RWAs to establish that DISCOMS have provided separate neutral to each consumer up to the Metering Point as per relevant Act/Code.

7. IMPOSE PUNITIVE DAMAGES ON DISCOMS FOR NOT PROVIDING STABLE POWER ..... Field Survey/Awareness Campaign involving RWAs to establish if they have matched the Absolute Earth Potential to the Neutral for stable power supply as per relevant Act/Code. Consumers are paying a heavy price due to expensive equipment being burnt and burdened with the additional cost of buying, running and maintaining stabilisers.

8. INVESTIGATE DISCOMS CLAIM OF UNDER RECOVERIES ..... DISCOMS have spread terror amongts the consumers by sending notices of recoveries amounting to lakhs of Rupees and filing frivolous cases. These are then shown to DERC as Under Recoveries/Losses to seek Higher Tariffs.

9. DO NOT TURN A BLIND EYE TO DISCOMS FUNCTIONING .....Transparency in the DISCOMS procurement/tendering process for equipment and Power Purchase. DISCOMS should place on website details of power purchased ie. Source, Price, Quantity etc. so that consumers can keep track of competitive prices from the Power Exchange.

10. END MONOPOLY AND REVISIT PPP CONTRACT WITH DISCOMS ...... End Monopoly and invite more DISCOMS for healthy competition, which should have been done year 2005 onwards. Renegotiate the terms of Partnership Agreement.

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Friday, November 25, 2011

MRS. KAUSHIK KI PAANCH BAHUEIN CELEBRATES 100 EPISODES

Prembabu Sharma 

The cast and crew of Zee TV’s Mrs. Kaushik Ki Paanch Bahuein were out in full force last night to celebrate the show’s 100th episode. And producer, Rashmi Sharma, has already another milestone that she aspires to reach soon - the 500th mark!


So it was only appropriate that Lovely (Ragini Nandwani) and Kartik (Mukul Harish) along with their co-stars Vibha Chibber (Bindeshwari Kaushik), Rajiv Verma (Mr. Kaushik), Gunn Kansara (Gehna), Swati Bajpai (Nimmi), Rubina Shergill (Simran) and Deeya Chopra (Reeya) along with their male co-stars, child actors and crew of the cast donned their finest for last night’s celebration and let their hair down. A three layered cake was cut to commemorate the occasion amidst peals of joy and laughter.

The show tells the story of two diametrically opposite characters – Mrs Bindeshwari and Lovely - living under the same roof as saas-bahu. On one side of the spectrum is Bindeshwari Kaushik who has a heart of gold but rules the house with an iron hand, whereas on the other hand, is Lovely, Bindeshwari’s fifth bahu, a free-spirited, fun-loving, beautiful young girl who believes in making her own rules rather than following anybody else's. What ensues is a light-hearted family drama that follows Lovely's journey into Bindeshwari's heart despite their distinctly different approaches towards life. The show has maintained a steady performance since its launch and the lead actors, Mukul and Ragini, are hugely popular with audiences in India and abroad.

 
So, how long can we expect to have the soap on air? “I’m looking at the 500th episode as there’s so much to showcase in this concept. Everyday there are so many situations that have both Mrs Kausik and Lovely reacting in extremely opposite ways…their relationships with others in the household also have so many interesting turns and twists…this story can go on forever!” says producer Rashmi Sharma.

Here’s raising a toast to Mrs. Kaushik Ki Paanch Bahuein on reaching their first milestone and wishing them all the best for many more to come.

Tune into Mrs. Kaushik Ki Paanch Bahuein every Monday to Friday 10 PM, only on Zee TV.


Latest film release - Dam999



Film: Dam999 ; Release Date : 25, Nov 2011
Director ---Sohan Roy
Producer --- Abhini Sohan

***** Starring ***** 
Aashish Vidyarthi, Linda Arsenio, Rajit Kapoor, Joshua Fredric Smith, Vinay Rai, 
Vimala Raman, Megha Burman, Jaala Pickering, Jineet Rath


Save the Internet


Dear friends across India,


Right now, the US Congress is debating a law that would give them the power to censor India's Internet -- creating a blacklist that could target YouTube, WikiLeaks and even groups like Avaaz!


Under the new law, the US could force Internet providers to block any website on suspicion of violating copyright or trademark legislation, or even failing to sufficiently police their users' activities. And, because so much of the Internet's hosts and hardware are located here in the US, their blacklist would clamp down on the free web for all of us here in India.

We only have days before the vote but we can help stop this -- champions in Congress want to preserve free speech and tell us that a global outcry would strengthen their hand. Let's urgently raise our voices from across India and and build an unprecedented global petition calling on US decision makers to reject the bill and stop Internet censorship. Click below to sign and then forward as widely as possible -- our message will be delivered directly to key members of the US Congress ahead of the crucial vote:

Submit your message

For years, our government has condemned countries like China and Iran for their clampdown on Internet use. But now, the impact of these new censorship laws could be far worse -- effectively blocking sites not only in the US but also to every Internet user across the globe.

Last year, a similar Internet censorship bill was killed before reaching the Senate floor, but it's now back in a different form. Copyright laws already exist and are enforced by courts. But this new law goes much further -- granting the government and big corporations enormous powers to force service providers and search engines to block websites based just on allegations of violations -- without a trial or being found guilty of any crime!

Free speech advocates have already raised the alarm, and some key Senators are trying to gather enough support to stop this dangerous bill. We have no time to lose. Let's stand with them to ensure our lawmakers preserve the right to a free and open Internet as an essential way for people in the US and around the world to exchange ideas, share communication and work collectively to build the world we want. Sign below to stop censorship, and save the Internet as we know it:

Submit your message

In the past months, from the Arab Spring to the global Occupy Movement, we've seen first hand how the Internet can galvanize, unify and change society. Now, if we stand together, we can stop this new attack on Internet freedom. We've done it before -- in Brazil and Italy, Avaaz members have won major victories in the fight for a free Internet. Let's mobilize here in the US to defeat the most powerful censorship threat that the Internet has ever seen.

With hope,

Luis, Dalia, Diego, Emma, Ricken, Aaron, Antonia, Benjamin and the rest of the Avaaz team

Join 'BASIC LIFE SUPPORT' Programme in Dwarka


Join

'BASIC LIFE SUPPORT' Programme

Jointly organized by
ANHLGT & Columbia Asia Hospital

Date: November 26, 2011
Time: 10am to 12pm
Venue: Sheetal Vihar, Sector-23, Dwarka

Contact: ANHLGT - 9868104536

Latest film release - Desi Boyz


Film: Desi Boyz; Release Date : 25, Nov 2011
Director ---Rohit Dhawan
Producer --- Kishore Lulla
***** Starring ***** 
Akshay Kumar John Abraham Deepika Padukone, Chitrangda Singh, Omi Vaidya, Sanjay Dutt

Ms.Mamta Banerjee visited West Bengal Pavilion at IITF-2011


Chief Minister of West Bengal Ms.Mamta Banerjee in her visit to West Bengal Pavilion & IITF-2011 at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi.  Photo: Joginder Dogra

Ms.Mamta Banerjee meeting public in her visit to West Bengal Pavilion at
 IITF-2011,  Pragati Maidan, New Delhi. Photo: Joginder Dogra

Thursday, November 24, 2011

इन्सान की अनुभूति किसी भी कला की जन्मदाता है।


 प्रेमबाबू शर्मा 

प्रेम एक ऐसा कांटा है जिसमे पराया दर्द ही मिलता है, पर जब यह मिलता है तो इससे फूलो की खुशबू झरती है। यह कविता नही, चित्रो के कुछ नमूने है, जिन्हे अपनी कल्पना और रंगो के माध्यम से कलाकार विजेन्द्र शर्मा ने कैनवास पर उकेरा है। जिनकी उंगलियों में कमाल का जादू है, जब वे रंग और बर्श से कैनवास पर चित्र उकेरते है तो उसमें पूरी तरह डूब जाते है। यही वजह है की उनकी कृति वास्तविकता के काफी करीब और संजीव प्रतीत होती है। विजेन्द्र शर्मा कैनवास पर जीवन, मृत्यु, सधंर्ष, अध्यात्म और प्रकृति को ही चित्रित नही करते, बल्कि सामाजिक कुरीतियो और भष्ट्राचार को उकेर कर सामाजिक दायित्व का भी निर्वाह करते है, इनकी कला के प्रशंसको में बिरला अम्बानी ग्रुप, अभिनेता अमिताभ बच्चन के अलावा भारत के पूर्व राष्ट्रपति डा0 ए.पी.जे. अब्दुल कलाम प्रमुख है, डा.कलाम जब भारत के राष्ट्रपति थे तब इन्होने अपना स्वंय का पोट्रेट विजेन्द्र शर्मा से बनवाया था।

दिल्ली में जन्मे और दिल्ली कालेज आफ आर्टस से स्नातक और गोल्ड मेडलिस्ट विजेन्द्र के लिए यह गौरव की बात है। विजेन्द्र कहते है कि यहाँ तक पहुचने के लिए मुझे बहुत संधर्ष करना पड़ा, शुरुआत में किताबों आदि का कवर डिजाईन किया उसके बाद महाभारत, रामायण, विक्रम बेताल जैसे चर्चित सीरियल के लिए पेटिंग बनाई, विजेन्द्र की पहली एकल प्रदर्शनी दिल्ली की श्रीधारणी आर्ट गैलरी में लगी। इसके बाद इन्होनें कभी पीछे मुड़कर नही देखा। देश और विदेशो में कई शोज हो चुके है। इस कला यात्रा के दौरान उन्हे कई पुरस्कार और सम्मानो के नवाजा गया जिसमे साहित्य कला परिषद सम्मान, आल इण्डिया पुलिस मीट सम्मान, पं0 रविशंकर अवार्ड आदि प्रमुख है। कलाकार विजेन्द्र शर्मा का मानना है कि इन्सान की अनुभूति किसी भी कला की जन्मदाता है। चित्रकला के माध्यम से इन्सान अपनी सवेदंनाओ की अभिव्यक्ति करता है, दिल्ली में जल्द ही प्रदर्शित होने वाली इस प्रदर्शनी में कलाकार विजेन्द्र शर्मा ने अपने देश के समाज और अध्यात्म को प्रभावशाली विषय बनाकर कैनवास पर विभिन्न रंगो से आकार देने की कोशिश की है

PUNE FC BEAT AIR INDIA 2-0

Pune FC back to winning ways
PUNE: Mandjou Keita and Othallo Tabia gave Pune FC the much needed victory after three back-to-back losses as the home team scored their second win in seven matches beating Air India 2-0 in the I-League at the Balewadi Stadium.

Scoring in different halves, Keita and Tabia were hallmark of Pune FC’s resolve that came from their brand new on loan goalkeeper Abhra Mondal, who underlined the need of strong hand under the bar. Keita converted a penalty-kick in the 41st minute, while substitute Othallo Tabia scored a in the 70th to complete the tally.


The win provided Pune FC a lift from 11th to 9th position as they now have eight points from seven matches. They are just below Salgaocar SC and above Shillong Lajong, who both have same points as Pune FC while Air India stay on 10 points from 7 matches.

Pune FC was a dominant force all throughout and put pressure on the rivals from the start. Ambitious tries from long were the order of the day initially with strikers Keita, Jeje Lalpekhlua and medio Lester Fernandes made hay.

With Mondal doing excellent work under the bar, Pune FC forwards played with purpose as Karma Teshwang and Douhou Pierre troubled the Air India defence. Lester and Jeje too pounced from both ends to give Pune FC the much needed edge.

With the hosts dominating the midfield their constant attacks eventually bore fruit when Keita was pulled down by defender Manjit Singh on a run on the right prompting the referee to point to the spot. Keita gleefully converted.

On the changeover, Pune FC kept up the pressure but slowed the pace. It was during this period that Air- India pushed ahead. But an alert Pune FC goalkeeper Abhra denied them with a brilliant dive to his left to keep out a deflection off Sandeep Sangha’s longranger.

Off Pune FC’s seventh corner, Othallo scored Pune FC’s second. Lester sent in a low corner which was volleyed in on the run by an unmarked Othallo giving no chance to the ‘keeper.

CREDAI CONCLAVE, 2011 inaugurated by Shri Kamal Nath





Titled ‘‘Mission Transparency-Reassess, Realign, Reform’’ to serve as confluence of ideas to confront the never before faced Execution challenge

New Delhi; 24th November, 2011: CREDAI (Confederation of Real Estate Development Association of India) the apex body of real estate industry today hosted the most anticipated, widely recognized, respected and highly attended industry event of the calendar year, CREDAI CONCLAVE, 2011 in Delhi at the Hotel Taj Palace. The event witnessed around 1000 delegates including developers, influencers, decision makers, representatives of stakeholder groups and distinguished individuals from across the Real Estate spectrum of the country and abroad, converged on a common platform. Apart from deliberating the most pressing issues plaguing the sector, attendees would be looking to forge relationships, exchange ideas and absorb the subsequent learning from such engagements to chart the road ahead for the decade.

(L – R) Kumari Selja, - Hon’ble Minister of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation, Mr. Lalit Kumar Jain, President CREDAI, Shri Kamal Nath, Hon’ble Minister of Urban Development, Mr. Jaxay Shah, Vice President, CREDAI and Mr. Pradeep Jain, Chairman, CREDAI (Extreme right)
The inauguration was done by Shri Kamal Nath ji, Minister of Urban Development, Govt. of India, presiding Minister Kumari Selja ji, Minister of Housing Urban and Poverty Alleviation (HUPA) in presence of Mr. Pradeep Kumar Jain, Chairman, CREDAI and Mr. Lalit Kumar Jain President, CREDAI.

Mr. Pradeep Jain, Chairman, CREDAI, said “The Conclave aims to influence for a stronger growth platform for this industry, channelize objectives for a common goal in building transparency while overcoming its impediment and providing the necessary stimulus for realigning its growth. The theme of the Conclave will emphasize on the urgency for ‘A Single Window System for Faster Plan Approval’ and a ’Code of Conduct’ for the developers to infuse ethical practice based on consistency towards better interface with consumers. In our pursuit of mission transparency“

Based on the agenda of ‘Mission Transparency-Reassess, Realign, Reform’, through the conclave it aims to highlighting the key issues responsible for the stumble blocks in the path of development and transparency and ways in countering such blockades. Mr. Lalit Jain, president, CREDAI presented a Draft Model Building and Development Plan Approval (Single Window Clearance) Act, said “This Model Act is an effort by CREDAI to focus attention of Government on the imperative urgency of reforming the current wasteful and dilatory process of Plan approval through multi-Agencies of Central and State Governments acting individually and adding to the time and costs of starting and completing any Urban Space Development Project. Our humble request to Government authorities is to use our Draft Act as a basic document to initiate a consultative process with all concerned department of Central and State Governments and further refine it. Developer community will in a big way participate in Slum rehabilitation program across the country and eradicate slums by giving a quality accommodation to those who are living in Slums.” He also drew attention of the ministers on:
*Requirements of National Development plan defining urban centres and Industrial corridors. 
*Need of Regulator to supervise all stake holders of Real Estate Industry like approval authorities, financial institutions, Vendors etc 
*Land Acquisition and rehabilitation act should not include private persons/Developers 
*Proactive policies to achieve purpose of affordable housing 
*Not to burden middle class to provide for EWS/LIG housing instead promote revolutionary policies to invite participation of private developers in this segment 
*Need for RBI and Banks to support the RE industry 

While inaugurating the Conclave, Shri Kamal Nath, Hon’ble Minister of Urban Development said, “Real Estate sector in India is the ninth largest construction sector in the world. But in India there is a gap between the demand and availability of land. Floor area ratio (FAR) or floor space index (FSI) in India is far below the global average which is pushing up the cost of land. So we need to understand that the sector will take its due course to reach its pinnacle, unless the land economics is revised.”

“To ensure a desired and successful result, both government and private sector should work in tandem. Government will act as a catalyst towards bringing in the regulatory act, while the private sector also needs to come forward and take the initiative. We are in discussion on the introduction of an Urban Regulatory Bill, for which we are looking forward to your support,” added, Shri Kamal Nath.

Hon’ble Minister of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation, Kumari Seljaji, who had extended her support to CREDAI in the past, assured further support in the days to come. Lauding CREDAI’s relentless effort towards getting the real estate sector streamlined, said, “I commend CREDAI’s role in the Real Estate Sector. Real Estate sector contributes to 10% of the country’s GDP, however, the sector has not performed up to its potential. Lack of transparency has caused an air of mistrust among the customers which has adversely affected the sector. The Government is working towards introducing a regulatory act for Single Window Clearance. The regulatory bill will help streamlining the sector which will result in better affordability and increase investors’ confidence.”

Earlier in the day, the Conclave kicked off with the Opening remarks about the conference and welcoming the delegates by Mr. Jaxay Shah, Vice President, CREDAI and Chairman, Conclave Organizing Committee

The first session belonged to the new generation of real estate developers spelling out their ambition, ideas, requirements and expectations for the new skyline of Indian Real Estate. Anchored by Ms. Devina Gupta, the session was Chaired by Mr. Pankaj Bajaj, President, CREDAI NCR and MD, Eldeco Group, Delhi. The other speakers in the panel were Mr. Darshan Niranjan Hiranandani, MD, Hiranandani Group, Dubai, Ms. Kruti Jain, Director, Kumar Urban Development Limited, Pune, Mr. Vidyut Sharaf, MD, Forum Group, Kolkata, Mr. Pratish Devadoss, MD, VGN Developers, Chennai, Mr. Gopi Shetty, MD G.K Shetty Builders, Chennai, Mr. Ashish Puravankara, MD, Puravankara Developers Ltd, Bengaluru and Mr. Kranti Kiran Reddy, ED, Janapriya Engineers Syndicate, Hyderabad.

The young developers discussed the challenges faced by the real estate sectors and unanimously agreed for a sustainable and holistic development of sector. They put stress on new age technologies and the need for setting up various vocational training institutes to meet the demand for skilled work force. The speakers also advocated for affordable housing and implementing green technologies in the sector. However, what came out to be the most important aspect was to increase the efficiency in the sector across the board to ensure justice to the end consumer. Given the existing challenges in the real estate sector, Mr. Pankaj Bajaj urged the member companies to work towards the aforesaid solutions together so that the sector gets due recognition from the Government and the policy makers.

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