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Friday, October 31, 2014

Birth Anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel celebrated in Shiksha Bharti Public School


Students of  Shiksha Bharti Public School took a collective pledge in presence of respected Principal, Coordinators & Teachers for keeping unity, safety and security to make the Nation strong. As it was birthday of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel (The Iron man of India), students recited a poem telling the importance of unity. Wing coordinator Mrs. Neeru Dhiman conveyed message about the awareness of unity and strength to achieve anything.

From the school the eight class students along with their respective teachers participated in ‘run for unity march’ organized by ANHLGT (Association of Neighbourhood Ladies Get-Together, Dwarka).  Mrs Cicily Kodiyan the President of the association graced the ocassion. 

MLA Sh. Rajesh Gahlot Ji - the Chief Guest addressed the students and the gathering. He told about the importance of unity as well as cleanliness. Pledge was taken by everyone present there to keep the  surrounding society and country clean. The whole event was covered by Dwarka Parichay - the pioneer media house of the sub-city. Managing Editor of Dwarka Parichay Mr. S.S. Dogra also addressed the students. Refreshment served to students sponsored by Bikaner.

Another activity was conducted in school library for celebrating ‘Vigilance awareness week-2014’. Students of classes VI to VIII participated in it making poster and writing slogans against the topic ‘Root out the corruption before it roots in you’

भारत विकास परिषद् द्वारा वरिष्ठ नागरिक सम्मान समारोह


भारत विकास परिषद् दिल्ली प्रदेश उत्तर द्वारा आर्य समाज, बिरला लाइन, कमला नगर में वरिष्ठ नागरिक सम्मान समारोह का आयोजन किया गया जिसमें बड़े-बुजुर्गों को भारतीय संस्कृति की थाती बताते हुए राष्ट्र-समाज के उत्थान में उनके अनुभवों का बखूबी लाभ उठाने का आह्वान किया गया। समारोह में भाविप दिल्ली प्रदेश उत्तर के मुख्य संरक्षक एवं पूर्व महापौर श्री महेश चन्द्र शर्मा, प्रमुख परामर्शदाता एवं राष्ट्रीय संयोजक (मीडिया) श्री राजकुमार जैन, क्षेत्रीय निगम पार्षद एवं चेयरमैन सिविल लाइन्स जोन श्री अरविंद गर्ग,भाविप दिल्ली उत्तर के महासचिव श्री नरेंद्र सिंघल एवं वरिष्ठ नागरिक समिति संयोजक श्री प्रेम अस्थाना आदि की भी गरिमामयी उपस्थिति रही।

अपने संबोधन में श्री महेश चन्द्र शर्मा ने कहा कि भारतीय संस्कृति में बड़े-बुजुर्गों के आशीर्वाद को उन्नति का आधार मानते हैं। यहां पर वृद्धाश्रम का कभी भी कोई प्रावधान नहीं रहा है। अफसोस की बात है कि पश्चिमी सभ्यता के प्रभाव में अब यहां पर भी वृद्धाश्रम का चलन शुरू हो गया है। व्यक्ति जीवन भर देश के निर्माण, समाज के उत्थान और परिवार के पोषण के उपरांत वृद्ध अवस्था में यदि अपने आपको उपेक्षित महसूस करे तो निश्चित रूप से चिंता का विषय है। हमारा परम कर्तव्य है कि यह सुनिश्चित करें कि हमारे वरिष्ठ नागरिक एक प्रसन्न,स्वस्थ और सुरक्षित जीवन बिताएं।

श्री राजकुमार जैन ने कहा कि वरिष्ठ नागरिक समाज की अमूल्य विरासत होते हैं। उन्होंने देश और समाज को बहुत कुछ दिया है। उन्हें जीवन के विभिन्न क्षेत्रों का व्यापक अनुभव भी होता है। युवा वर्ग राष्ट्र को उंचाइयों पर ले जाने के लिए वरिष्ठ नागरिकों के अनुभव से लाभ उठा सकता है। श्री अरविंद गर्ग ने कहा कि हमारे बड़े-बुजुर्गों ने हमारे बचपन से बड़े होने तक हमारी देखभाल की है और हमें बड़ा किया है, हम भी उनके बेहतर कल की जिम्मेदारी रखते हैं। समाज के लोगों को भी वरिष्ठ नागरिकों के प्रति आदर और सहानुभूति रखनी चाहिए ताकि आने वाली पीढ़ी भी इससे सीख ले और सामाजिक तानाबाना सुदृढ़ हो।

इससे पूर्व परिषद् सदस्यों के जन्मदिवस के उपलक्ष्य में हवन कार्यक्रम भी संपन्न हुआ जिसमें उनके दीर्घायु के लिए ईश्वर से प्रार्थना की गयी। कार्यक्रम के दौरान एडिशनल एसएचओ रूपनगर श्री कंवर सेन, आरडब्ल्यूए शक्तिनगर के प्रधान श्री टी.बी.जैन, पूर्व आरएसएस अधिकारी श्री कैलाश नाथ जालान, क्षेत्रीय संगठन मंत्री श्री सुरेश बंसल, संगठन सचिव श्रीमती कविता अग्रवाल, वरिष्ठ उपाध्यक्ष श्री जोगीराम जैन, संस्कृति सप्ताह संयोजक श्री विमल गुप्ता, कमला नगर शाखा के अध्यक्ष श्री सत्यनारायण गोयल, सचिव श्री शंकर लाल एवं कोषाध्यक्ष श्री राजेंद्र कुमार गुप्ता सहित कई अन्य गणमान्य उपस्थित रहे।

‘Run For Unity’ on ‘Rashtriya Ekta Diwas’ organised by ANHLGT



Association of Neighbourhood Ladies Get-Together initiated the celebration of Rashtriya Ekta Diwas & Run For Unity in the morning itself. The Run started from Municipal Park in between shopping Complex and Adrash Arya CGHS, Plot-39A, Sector-6 Dwarka. “Run For Unity” proceeded upto DDA Park behind Mother’s Pride School, Sector-6. More than three hundreds school Students along with the team of ANHLGT –Members with Family and Friends Participated in it. 


Shri Rajesh Gahlot (MLA) was the Chief Guest who also appreciated the efforts & informed in his address that the football stadium in 35 acre land will be functional and many more development projects are also be presented to the residents of the sub city soon. Dr. D.C.Upadhayay, Sh. Robin Sharma-the President of Sec.6 market, Mr. S.S.Dogra Managing Editor Dwarka Parichay  and many social & sports enthusiasts also graced the occasion.

भारतीय क्रिकेट टीम को युवराज जैसे मजबूत व अनुभवी खब्बू हरफनमौला खिलाडी की जरुरत है.


एस.एस.डोगरा 
ssdogra@journalist.com

बिल्कुल इस बात की संभावना है कि मैं दोबारा भारत के लिए न खेल सकूं। लेकिन इस बात की भी संभावना है कि टीम में वापसी कर सकता हूं। जहां तक मेरा विश्वास है कि मैं टीम में लौट सकता हूं मैं इसके लिए लगातार कोशिश कर रहा हूं।

विजडन पत्रिका को दिए इंटरव्यू में सिक्सर किंग युवराज ने उक्त वक्तव्य देकर न केवल भारतीय क्रिकेट बोर्ड को बल्कि क्रिकेट प्रेमियों को हैरत में डाल दिया है. और सबसे बड़ी बात है कि इस विषय को लेकर किसी भी बड़े क्रिकेट खिलाडी ने कोई सहानुभूति नहीं दिखाई जबकि अभी युवराज मात्र ३२ साल के ही हैं. उन्होंने भारत वर्ष के लिए 40 टेस्ट में ३३.९३ की औसत से १९०० रन तथा २९२ एकदिवसीय मैचों में ३६.३७ की बेहतरीन औसत से ११ शतकों व् ५१ अर्धशतकों की मदद से कुल ८३२९ रन के अलावा 111 विकेटें भी चटकाएँ हैं. टी-२० में भी ३४ मैचों में ३३.३८ की औसत तथा ७ अर्धशतकों की बदौलत ८६८ रन तथा २३ महत्तवपूर्ण विकेट भी लिए हैं.

याद रहे वर्ष २०११ के विश्व कप मैंन ऑफ़ द सीरिज रहे युवराज ने वर्ल्ड कप का ख़िताब जिताने में अहम् भूमिका अदा की थी. इससे पहले सन २००७ में टी-२० के पहले वर्ल्ड के मैच में जेम्स स्टुअर्ट के एक ओवर में छ छक्के जड़कर तथा उस टूर्नामेंट में भी उम्दा बल्लेबाजी के दम पर ही भारत को ख़िताब जिताने में सहायता की थी.

युवराज ने एकदिवसीय में सन २००० में तथा टेस्ट में २००३ में भारतीय टीम के लिए पर्दापर्ण किया, लेकिन एक दशक में उनके द्वारा स्थापित अच्छे रिकार्ड खुद ही उनकी काबिलियत साबित करने में सक्षम हैं. वैसे युवराज के टेस्ट में और भी अच्छे बल्लेबाजी के रिकार्ड होते परन्तु वीरेंदर सहवाग, गौतम गंभीर, राहुल द्रविड़, सचिन तेंदुलकर, सौरभ गांगुली, वीवीएस लक्ष्मण से दिग्गज बल्लेबाजों के रहते उन्हें टेस्ट में अधिक टेस्ट में खेलना नसीब ही नहीं हुआ. लेकिन केंसर जैसी गंभीर बीमारी से जीतने के बाद उन्हें पुन: टीम में जगह बनाए रखना भारतीय टीम के लिए ही हितकारी होगा. आगामी आस्ट्रेलिया दौरे में टेस्ट के अलावा त्रिकोणीय श्रंखला खेलनी है और उसके बाद विश्व कप 2०१५ के लिए उन जैसे अनुभवी खिलाडी से टीम इंडिया को मजबूती मिलेगी.

युवराज ने विजडन पत्रिका को इंटरव्यू में कहा कि लोगों की राय लगातार बदलती रहती है। अगर आप अच्छा करते हैं तो सभी आप की तारीफ करते हैं, लेकिन खराब प्रदर्शन शुरू होते ही लोग अलग बात करने लगते हैं। खिलाड़ियों पर बोलकर सुर्खियों में आने का ये आजकल कई लोगों का धंधा बन गया है। मैं इस पर हंसता हूं और ज्यादा सोचे बिना खेल पर ध्यान देता हूं। उन्होंने आगे कहा कि सेलेक्शन के बारे में मैं कुछ नहीं कहना चाहता। मेरे पास जितने घरेलू मैच है मैं उनमें अच्छा प्रदर्शन की कोशिश कर सकता हूं।

वैसे उनसे कई वरिष्ठ खिलाडियों को सबक अवश्य लेनी चाहिए जो अब अपनी बेकार परफॉरमेंस के बाबजूद टीम में चुने जाने की उम्मीद बनाए बैठे हैं.

2011 वर्ल्ड कप के बाद 19 वन-डे मैचों में युवराज का औसत 19 (18.37)से भी कम का रहा है। युवराज का फर्स्ट क्लास क्रिकेट या फिर आईपीएल में भी अपनी प्रतिभा के मुताबिक रन नहीं बटोरे हैं। जबकि सुरैश रैना के बेहतरीन खेल के चलते भी शायद चयनकर्ताओं ने भी युवी को गंभीर विकल्प के तौर पर गंभीरता से लेना छोड़ दिया। लेकिन क्रिकेट पंडितों का मानना है कि युवराज में क्रिकेट बचा हुआ है और भारतीय क्रिकेट बोर्ड उन्हें आस्ट्रेलिया के लिए तथा आगामी वर्ल्ड कप में अवश्य मौका देगा जो भारतीय क्रिकेट के लिए भी लाभकारी साबित हो सकता है. वैसे भी भारतीय क्रिकेट टीम में मध्यम-क्रम में मजबूत व अनुभवी खब्बू हरफनमौला खिलाडी की जरुरत है जो क्रिकेट के तीनों फॉर्मेट में फिट भी हो और हिट भी हो. अब सबसे अहम् सवाल ये है कि भारतीय क्रिकेट बोर्ड उनमे कितना विश्वास दिखाता है और उन्हें आगामी क्रिकेट दौरे में चुनने की पहल दिखाते हैं. और यदि वे चुने जाते हैं अपने क्रिकेट के जौहर दिखाने में सफल होते हैं तो वे अपनी विलक्षण प्रतिभा से टीम इंडिया का तो भला करेंगे ही बल्कि अपने आलोचकों का मुहँ बंद करने में भी कामयाब हो सकेंगे.

National Unity Day on birthday of Iron man of India Vallabhbhai Patel


Sardar Patel was popularly known as Iron Man of India. His full name was Vallabhbhai Patel. He played a leading role in the Indian freedom struggle and became the first Deputy Prime Minister and Home Minister of India. He is credited with achieving political integration of India.

Successfully led Kheda Satyagraha and Bardoli revolt against British government; elected Ahmedabad's municipal president in 1922, 1924 and 1927; elected Congress President in 1931; was independent India's first Deputy Prime Minister and Home Minister; played a key role in political integration of India; conferred Bharat Ratna in 1991.

Indira ji was the most popular & bold P.M. of India.


S.S.Dogra 
(ssdogra@journalist.com)

In the democratic Indian history Mrs. Indira Gandhi is the only female Prime Minister. She was the daughter of Pt. J.L.Nehru who was the first P.M. of India. She born on 19th November,1917 in Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh. But right from her childhood she was born & brought up in socio-political atmosphere and even with deep patriotism sentiments.

Tribute to the thirtieth death anniversary

A member of the Nehru-Gandhi family, she was married to Feroze Gandhi at the age of 25, in 1942. Her younger son Sanjay had initially been her chosen heir; but after his death in a flying accident in June 1980, Indira persuaded her reluctant elder son Rajiv Gandhi to quit his job as a pilot and enter politics in February 1981. Over a decade later, Rajiv Gandhi was assassinated.

Gandhi's yoga guru, Dhirendra Brahmachari, helped her in making certain decisions and also executed certain top level political tasks on her behalf, especially from 1975 to 1977 when Gandhi "dissolved Parliament, declared a state of emergency and suspended civil liberties.The nature of his relationship with Indira Gandhi was the subject of speculation and he was known in some circles as the Indian Rasputin. She actively made very good foreign relations with many countries & India achieved many milestones during her tenure.

Just like her father, Jawaharlal Nehru in 1955, Indira Gandhi was also awarded India's highest civilian honour, the Bharat Ratna in 1971 whilst serving as Prime Minister,

Unfortunately, she was assassinated by her own body gaurds namely Satwant Singh & Beant Singh on 31st October, 1984 who shot her with their service weapons in the garden of the Prime Minister's residence at 1 Safdarjung Road, New Delhi. It resulted into anti-sikh riots all over India. That’s the darkest chapter in Indian history after Independence.

In 2001, Gandhi was voted the greatest Indian Prime Minister in a poll organised by India Today. She was also named "Woman of the Millennium" in a poll organised by the BBC in 1999. Although, she is not live but her work and policies made her a living legend forever in the Indian political history.

बिंदापुर में र्साइं संध्या


दिल्ली सांसी समाज विकास सेवा समिति के तत्वाधान में आज दोपहर एक बजे प्रथम श्री सांई संध्या व श्री सांई प्रसाद कुम्भ समारोह का आयोजन सी ब्लाक जे जे काॅलोनी बिंदापुर में होगा। धाार्मिक अनुष्ठान का आयेाजन
शिर्डी र्साइं धाम महाराष्ट्र की तर्ज पर होगा। इस मौके पर संस्था के प्रधान राजु माल्हा, मनोज नांगिया उपप्रधान के अलावा मुख्य सहयोगी विमल राही, सुरेश छिआईडी ‘टोनी’ शमशेर पोपट, ए.जी. प्रोपर्टीज, सुरजीत मलिक और सेवादार धीरज माल्हा, अमित बाटू, रंणधीर नंदी, सन्नी राणा के अलावा हजारों की सख्या में साईं भक्तों के मौजूद होने की उम्मीद हैं।

संध्या आरती शिर्डी के साथ समारोह का समापन होगा। इस दौरान साईं के विश्व प्रसिद्ध भजन गायक सन्नी मल्कात एंड पार्टी के अलावा मास्टर सलीम, अरबिंदर बाॅबी, पंकज राज, समीर हयान, रवि चंचल, विक्रम मान और शशी अनुरागी अपने सुमधुर भजनों से साईं भक्तों को भक्ति रस से सरोकार करेगें। समारोह के अंत में श्रीप्रसाद का वितरण किया जाएगा। कल यानि शानिवार को भंडारे का आयोजन होगा। जिसमें करीबन दो हजार श्रद्धालुओं के आने की उम्मीद है।


- प्रेमबाबू शर्मा 

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Suggestions for the Road Transport and Safety Bill


M/o Road Transport & Highways.
Transport Bhawan,
1 Parliament Street, New Delhi-110001.


Sub: “Suggestions for the Road Transport and Safety Bill”

Dear Sir,

We appreciate central Governments initiative to consolidate several road related issues scattered in different laws, states & authorities. For the purpose of further strengthening it after putting considerable efforts we have compiled following suggestions which we feel will go a long way in making the present bill comprehensive.

1. Road Design: In order to bring uniformity in road design across India the standard Design as done by UTTIPEC Sample for across India. Any new tender awarded from 2015 must comply with this and existing ones to be changed similarly.

2. Defacing Sign Boards section 219 (4): Adequate & well located sign boards are very important ingredient of any road. However, mostly one can find that political parties treat them as personal property and take full liberty to deface them showing utter nuisance and causing hardship to road users even at times endangering them. Please provide heavy penalty under this act for defacement of road signs. Under proposed law only advisory has been issued to public to not to deface them which is grossly insufficient.

3. Obstruction to traffic signs: sec 219(3) -Under proposed law a police officer may remove the obstruction to any traffic sign only if a notification to that effect has been issued by a State Government or the State Transport Authority or the State Authority. If an advertisement board is causing obstruction to any traffic sign – why notification of state Govt. is required to remove it? It is felt condition of issuance of such notification may be dispensed with and the act should directly authorize, rather cast a duty on traffic police to regularly inspect roads & remove such boards, otherwise it will only remain a theoretical concept. This is an important safety measure and cannot be compromised or left at the will of other authority.

4. Front Camera: Front Camera, with minimum 30 minute recording facility, must be recommended, at least to start with, for all commercial vehicles. This will greatly help in settling insurance cases and provide important evidence to fix responsibility in cases of violation of traffic laws & other crimes.

5. Link Vehicle with Penalty: PENALTY: The penalty of DL should linked to vehicle vehicle registration number and in case of repeated offense the vehicle permit should also to be terminated. As most of the private commercial vehicles the driver goes to jail but no accountability on owners who are mainly big time transporters with high links.

6. Road Blockage: At present there is no law to punish a person blocking road or footpath. The old provision of IPC sec 283 and several other local provisions are rendered inadequate due to extremely low amount of penalty and no enforcement. This needs to be tackled by current legislation. Purposely blocking a road, scuffling on road should attract heavy penalty/imprisonment. In all cases of accident which does not involve any injury to human being the first duty of any driver should be to remove vehicle from carriage way rather than to first settle score with opponent.

7. Footpath Blockage: Like road blockage there is no effective law at present to deal with footpath blockage. Even the present legislation of IPC 283 is not followed due to very low penalty of Rs.200/-. At present any one can block the road/footpath at will without fear of any punishment. Currently no authority is interested to take responsibility to enforce it neither police nor other civic bodies. Free & obstruction free footpath being necessary to ensure safety of pedestrians, this bill will remain totally incomplete if no sufficient penalty is prescribed for blocking a footpath. There are numerous ways for blocking footpath like fixing obstructing sign boards, constructing walls, encroachment, parking vehicle etc. Also needs to be mentioned the responsible agency to enforce enforcement the law.

8. Responsibility: While safety on road is of paramount importance, all civic bodies concerned with it must also discharge their duty with same diligence as is expected from motorist. Accordingly it is recommended that in proven case of faulty road design, faulty road sign concerned officer be punished appropriately. Similarly in proven cases of corruption in road building the guilty be charged with attempt to murder for endangering the lives of people using road. Further where overloaded vehicle has passed an area where traffic transport staff was present and allowed the vehicle which then causes accident, the concerned staff also to be booked for exhibiting carelessness.

9. Alternate Vehicle Fuel: Sec 60 – It talks about alternate fuel of CNG, LPG, ethanol, electricity only. However, soon we are going to have vehicle running on Hydrogen, so it may also be included in the list for being promotion as an alternate fuel. It is suggested that as an endeavor authority should also aim at converting all road lights on LED and/or solar.

10. Advertisement Policy sec 219 (3) : Please lay down an advertisement policy, if not for all roads, at least for all national & state highways. This may be in consonance with various court pronouncements. As we know that inappropriate advertisement boards are a safety hazard just removal of advertisement boards may not be sufficient until proper guidelines for fixation of same are laid down in the act itself otherwise it may lead to arbitrariness. Since this is an important safety aspect, act would not be comprehensive if one has to refer different laws or court pronouncements for issues connected with roads.

11. Potholes & road maintenance: A lot is being done about enhancing road safety measures but no civic body is being made ‘accountable’ for breach of it. Among other things one of the major threats to road safety is potholes, the repair of which does not find place in the new act. The new act must address the complete redressal system concerning potholes on roads. A mechanism be placed in force defining accountability of the concerned civic body for repair of potholes in a time bound manner. Even in Delhi which is national capital at present there is no road inspection mechanism, this might sound bizarre but is true. There are clear cut instructions with PWD to inspect every road twice a day. And on PAPER this inspection is happening but actually nothing is happening. As per PWD inspection is done but no inspection report is prepared – it only confirms that only paper formalities are done and no actual inspection with ‘OPEN EYES’ is happening. There are abundant examples on roads spread all over Delhi which proves that roads are not regularly inspected. Be it uprooted kerb stones, falling wires, potholes, obstructed footpaths, blocked zebra crossing - no one is there to check it. So many zebra crossings exists where you cannot cross the road, these are just painted blindly - to quote a recent example 3 zebra crossings, within a span of 100 meters, have been painted on Sambhalkha T point but all are blocked? Whether concerned engineer ever bothered either to remove the blockage or to relocate the zebra crossing? There are numeral examples of such irregularities. Like-wise many footpath remain obstructed but there is no engineer to apply mind to remove the obstruction. Not only this PWD staff itself is creating such blockage despite clear legal position that creating such hindrance on footpath is illegal – showing a patent case of mental bankruptcy. The practice continues un abated. Delhi is full of such examples.. Therefore, I request guidelines be issued for preparation of inspection report on by the concerned civic body with defined parameters which may include:

a) Whether any kerb stone is uprooted on central verge or footpath,
b) Whether any pothole is visible - if yes where and about what size?
c) Is any patch on road is about to convert into pothole?
d) Is any portion of footpath/road is caved in?
e) Is there any open man- hole?
f) Is there any falling pole, railing, wire, overhead sign board or tree,
g) Is there any obstruction on footpath likely to create problem for pedestrians?
h) Is there any dug up space on footpath or road inadequately barricaded or lying unattended for many days?
i) Is there any unpainted zebra crossing or speed-breaker?
j) Is there any encroachment on road or footpath?
k) Is entry & exit points of footpath have appropriate poles fixed so as to prevent climbing of vehicles on it?
l) Is there any water logging, construction material, debris, damaged vehicle or any other kind of material lying on road?
m) Is there any damage to any kind of street furniture?
n) Any other issue, as per discretion of concerned staff,

For city roads the frequency of report may be fixed every 48 hours & for roads outside cities it may be little higher. Law should prescribe that reports be uploaded on a website created specifically for this very purpose. This step can actually prove to be revolutionary.

12. Toll Plaza: There are toll plazas which only issue ticket for one way travel e.g. NH-8 Gurgaon Expressway Toll Plaza (since closed down). However, on all plazas there are sizable number of vehicles which want a 2 way to & fro ticket. Issuing single way ticket leads to waste of time as vehicle has to be in line twice and lead to inefficient working please make it mandatory for all toll booths to issue a 2 way ticket.

13. Even Road Usage: The states collect entry tax on date basis e.g. if any vehicle entering on 1600 hours and coming back after 9 hours has to shell out tax or 2 days. Therefore, to avail maximum benefit vehicle try to pass inter-state border at 0000 hours. This leads to huge wastage of time & energy as vehicles start piling up near border and create chaotic conditions at border as every one wants to cross at same time. On one side we regulate truck entry during night so as to have even road usage and on other side we encourage vehicles to pile up at border. The accumulated vehicles lead to higher pollution levels and is also a safety breach where huge number of vehicles enter at same time. Therefore, it is suggested that act make it mandatory to regulate entry & exit to any state on 24 hours basis from any point of time to any point of time. This will help in dispersing vehicle load on roads.

14. Unified DL System – Chapter IV – It is suggested that the DL identification parameter for any applicant under new driving authorization should only be Aadhar based. This would avoid duplication of efforts in maintaining data base. The authorization should also not have any new serial number but ‘Aadhar’ number should be used as license number. This will not only relive the authority from maintaining new data base but will also be of great relief to individual users as they need not to maintain a new number. This will be in sync with the national efforts to culminate more & more identification proof emanating from same data base. The service tax department has already done a similar thing whereby they don’t issue a new Service Tax number to new registrants but the PAN number is used as Service Tax number also.

Further, the authorization should be on a ‘demat’ format with no difference in original or duplicate and the user must also be authorized to obtain as many copies as he wants on payment of prescribe fees. Since authorization is for any individual with Aadhar based identification parameters, there is no need to attach undue importance to its original physical availability. Gradual trend everywhere is to keep documents in demat format like insurance policies, bank FD, share certificate. This will relieve police & licensing department form a sizable administrative work because this document finds high place in the list of lost documents. Even if you see at present in Delhi if one looses his DL, he has to go online to Delhi Police website to file a complaint. Generate print out of that complaint, submit it along with application form & fee to authority and obtain another one. The website of Police has clear disclaimer that no action shall be taken by Police on such online complaints and this facility is to facilitate citizen obtain duplicate copy of the lost document. The whole process clearly confirms that issue of another copy of DL should be a free process. To quote an example Income Tax Department places no restriction on issue of PAN card, one can get as many PAN cards by paying fee.

15. Additional Driving Training: Additional Driving Training and Certificate must depend upon the type of vehicle put on use be it Public/School/Transport/HTV /JCB/Cranes etc.

16. Digging: Digging is such a thing happening freely every-where in India. There is no stoppage to this menace. While we are very concerned about road safety along with potholes this is another impediment in smooth flow of traffic. Request heavy penalty be prescribed for Un-authorised digging of roads & footpaths or not resorting it in original shape immediately after completion of work. Digging of any road or footpath should be permitted only with pre-determined timelines for resorting it in original shape. Stringent penalty must be provided for not adhering to this.

17. Horn Sound: At present sound system used in different vehicles is not representative. Similar horns are used for all kind of vehicles. We suggest that differential 3 tier Sound System be introduced for identification of heavy, medium & rest of vehicle.

Sound as industry has made significant progress and gained fine technicalities to produce several types of different sounds. Horn is an important instrument of safety for vehicles itself & for others on its way. I suggest that in new bill, technical specification of types of sound of horns used by vehicles be specified. Three different sounds be approved for (a) heavy vehicles (b) light motor vehicles and (c) other vehicles.

The differential sound of horn is very useful in creating appropriate awareness/warning to the person who hears this from a distance – just by horn one can make out which type of vehicles is coming. Especially in darkness if heavy vehicle is approaching the information could be very useful. This can prove to be a very important safety aspect for pedestrians.

Further, the pitch of sound should be fixed such that it does not pierce the ear. The appropriate sound pitch should be determined after taking advise from relevant medical specialists.

18. Traffic Helpline: At present each city traffic police has its own different local helpline number which people use in case of traffic jams or complaining about non-functional traffic signals and other violations. Due to different numbers travellers find it difficult to contact traffic police across cities, in Delhi itself we have seen traffic police number changing at times. It is, therefore, recommended that like other national help line numbers traffic police be also made contactable thru a single helpline number. The number could be ‘140’, this is the next in serial to all India railway helpline number i.e. 139.

19. Traffic Pole Inventory: The traffic poles are installed but maintenance of such poles & keeping inventory is not very scientific. It is indeed very difficult to describe the identification of a faulty signal to traffic police. Hence it is suggested every traffic poll in the country must have an identification number, it may not be unique but city specific. Same can be used for filing complaints if pole is not working or if one wants to forward suggestion about its working pattern. The number must be painted on it. It will be easy for traffic police also to use such identification number in handling complaints and for internal administrative purposes. It is suggested that for ease of reference the number should not be exceeding 4/5 digits.

20. Footpath Design: sec 177(1)(h)/(8)(a) - Footpath is a very important aspect of road safety. At present there is no uniformity in the way footpaths are constructed and maintained in India. Vehicles parked on footpath & pedestrians walking on road is a common site in Delhi. Not only this every state & city has its own specifications & perceptions. The complete footpath design & specification be made part of this act so as to bring uniformity of standards in India. This should include complete design parameters entry, exit, height, tree base, width etc.

21. Speed Breaker: section 179(8)(d): In addition to indicate where traffic calming & speed control measures are to be taken please also specify the design parameters of such construction as there is no unification of such measures in India. There are varying perceptions about these in different parts of the country and among different authorities. At many places dangerous speed breakers can be seen even on highways. Please make it an offense if any point of time the speed-breakers or zebra crossing is not found adequately painted.

22. Enforcement Agency: One of the major problems in India is multiplicity of authority. And we know that everyone job is no one’s job. So please be specific about enforcement of any provisions of this act, otherwise despite having a beautiful unified law we will be no-where.

23. Link Penalty with Insurance: As a medium term objective for strict Implementation of penalties - it should be linked to the insurance of the vehicles registration no for all kinds of traffic violation, either thru camera, notices issued by traffic police etc and make it online. The moment violation is caught on the camera - fine amount to reflect on vehicle registration number. In case of manual noting of traffic violations it can be uploaded by traffic police on the site, if amount is not paid on site. So while renewing insurance annually one has to clear the account first, insurance companies would also be made a part of this process. By this way following things will happen :

a. Traffic cop would need to stop minimum vehicles on the road to challan.
b. No argument and tussle in the middle of the road.
c. Lesser Human intervention - no corruption
d. Collection will be automatic and People will be more disciplined.

24. Model Code: Act must also enlist model code of conduct by road users & civic bodies. Like what to do in case you witness victims of accident, cleaning of road & repairing of street light only during at a time when there is very less traffic, no dug up spaces, what to do in case of break-down, etc.

25. Pedestrian Safety: Along with CMV there must be Pedestrain Safety Act must be passed by Parliament.

26. Single Road Owning Agency: As a long term objective for easy and effective maintenance of roads & enforcement of law. All roads other than NH should be under single authority in respective state like PWD or any other similar road transport agency to avoid multiplicity of authority as the case in Delhi.

27. Permit: When it is one India one transport law why the permit is state-wise? It is suggested that all vehicles must be treated as National Permit instead of current one.

28. Over weight: To make it mandatory to have all Entry points of States and Districts to have automated measuring machines for weight and size of vehicle. The over loaded vehicle not just increase pollution but reduce the life of the roads and cause accidents, not just weights but also loaded material should not be outside the vehicles such as Roads/Steel items or even Farmers Tractors carry fodder etc.

29. Rear Seat Belt: It is suggested that seat belts may not be made mandatory for bicycles, rear seat passengers of cars & buses. It will make travel uncomfortable & has a cost associated with it. Helmet for cycles will actually be a discouragement. The seat belt is able to absorb the impact of head on collision of high speed vehicles but in case of city transport where average speed is 40-50 the utility of this may be reviewed. There must be material supporting data to enforce this law.

30. Littering on roads: It has been observed that public passenger transport vehicles are responsible for littering around roads specifically on highways. In case of highways falling out of city limits actually there is no one to prevent them. Please provide penal provisions for proven cases of such littering.

31. Others:
I. Parking Charges: All vehicles irrespective state must pay equal one time parking charges (For Delhi registered vehicle there is but for vehicle registered in Gurgaon it is not).
II. Fitness of vehicles: The respective authorized service agencies should be allowed to issue in case of private vehicles, commercials vehicles differently.
III. Broken Down Vehicles: Time bound removal of broken down vehicles from road, which cause a major hinderance on roads.
IV. Accident Relief: 20% of premium collected by insurance companies must be kept reserved for this.
V. Number plate: In addition to ‘India’ the security number plate must also be inscribed with the word भारत to give it a national unified look.
VI. Offense: Please make vehicles un-necessarily running on high beam, indulging in unnecessary honking an offense
VII. Timer: Timer being a very useful devise helping motorist in managing speed & time on road, all the red light must mandatorily have this.

We sincerely hope that all the above points would be give due consideration.

Citizen's Reporter
S K Goyal

Secretary
Dwarka Forum

Analysis of happenings in exposure (non-exposure) of Indians having black money in foreign bank-accounts


SUBHASH CHANDRA AGRAWAL
Guinness Record Holder & RTI Activist

It is beyond understanding what new emerged for general public out of Supreme Court verdict followed by Union government in submitting list of 627/628 Indians having foreign bank-accounts, legal or illegal, which was immediately handed over by Supreme Court to Special Investigating Team (SIT) to which Union government had already submitted the same four months back on 27.06.2014.

However significant feature of Supreme Court verdict was that Union government will no more be allowed for selective disclosures. Many doubt that ‘bargain’ could be the reason behind selective disclosures, because at least two out of three persons whose names were disclosed by Union government countered allegations by stressing that their foreign bank-accounts were legal and disclosed to tax-authorities. Union government did not counter their claims.


Union government should fulfill its pre-poll promise by making complete list of foreign bank-accounts public leaving the listed persons to clear their positions in the manner two out of the earlier three disclosed persons did.

Continuous fall (or stabilizing) of gold-prices despite festive and marriage seasons coupled with news-reports about increased gold-smuggling may be due to bring back black money back to India through gold-route. Timing of re-issue of Kisan Vikas Patras earlier used also in parking black money, matches with public-demand for disclosure of list of holders foreign bank-accounts!

मनोहर लाल खट्टर रचेंगे हरियाणा की प्रगति का नया इतिहास

भारतीय जनता पार्टी के नेता मनोहर लाल खट्टर ने 26 अक्टूबर को हरियाणा के 10वें मुख्यमंत्री के रूप में शपथ ली। प्रधानमंत्री नरेंद्र मोदी सहित केंद्रीय मंत्रिमंडल के कई सदस्य, भाजपा शासित राज्यों के मुख्यमंत्री एवं भाजपा के शीर्ष नेताओं ने हजारों समर्थकों के साथ खट्टर के शपथ ग्रहण समारोह में शिरकत की। अपार इंडिया ग्रुप ऑफ इंस्टिट्यूशंस के डॉयरेक्टर प्रो अपार जैन को भी शपथ ग्रहण समारोह में विशेष रूप से आमंत्रित किया गया था।

हरियाणा के राज्यपाल कप्तान सिंह सोलंकी ने पंचकुला के सेक्टर पांच स्थित मेला ग्राउंड में आयोजित शपथ ग्रहण समारोह में 60 वर्षीय मनोहर लाल खट्टर को पद एवं गोपनीयता की शपथ दिलाई। उन्होंने हिंदी में शपथ ली। खट्टर के अलावा नौ अन्य मंत्रियों ने भी शपथ ली। इनमें से छह कैबिनेट और तीन राज्य मंत्री (स्वतंत्र प्रभार) बनाए गए हैं।

शपथ ग्रहण समारोह में शामिल प्रो अपार जैन ने समारोह को अभूतपूर्व बताते हुए कहा कि हरियाणा में ऎसा पहली बार हो रहा है कि मुख्यमंत्री का शपथ ग्रहण समारोह एक सार्वजनिक समारोह में हो रहा है, जबकि इससे पहले यह हरियाणा राजभवन में साधारण तरीके से होता था। उन्होंने उम्मीद जतायी कि संगठन कौशल के धनी एवं साफ-छवि वाले मुख्यमंत्री मनोहर लाल खट्टर हरियाणा की प्रगति का एक नया इतिहास रचेंगे।

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सनातन सखा (उपनिषद के आधार पर)


जीवात्मा तथा परमात्मा के बीच बहुत निकट का संबंध है । यों तो जीवात्मा परमात्मा का ही अंश है - दोनों अनादि है पर जीवात्मा परमात्मा से अनभिज्ञ रहता है कभी खुश होता है तो कभी दुखी । दूसरी तरफ परमात्मा अपने आप में मग्न रहता है- आनन्द से परिपूर्ण रहता है-सर्वदा एक रस रहता है तथा शान्त रहता है परमात्मा जीवात्मा को भी देखता है परन्तु जीवात्मा भोगों में मग्न होने के कारण परमात्मा के साथ रहते हुये भी उन्हें नही देख पाता ।
परमात्मा ----    जीवात्मा

इसे ही एक रूपक के द्वारा श्वेताश्वतरोपनिषद में इस प्रकार बताया गया है:

‘‘द्वा सुपर्णा सयुजा सखाया समानं वृक्षं परिषस्वजाते ।
तयोरन्यः पिप्पलं स्वाद्वत्त्यनश्नन्नन यो अभिचाकशीति ।।’’


सयुजा = सदा साथ रहने वाले, (तथा) सखाया = परस्पर सख्यभाव रखने वाले, द्वा = दो, सुपर्णा = पक्षी (जीवात्मा तथा परमात्मा), समानम् = एक ही, वृक्षम = वृक्ष (शरीर) का आश्रय लेकर रहते है, तयोः = उन दोंनो में से, अन्य = एक (जीवात्मा) तो, पिप्पलम् =उस वृक्ष के फलेां (कर्म फलों) को, स्वादु=स्वाद ले-लेकर, अत्ति = खाता है, अन्यः=किन्तु दूसरा (ईश्वर), अनश्नन् =उनका उपभोग न करता हुआ, अभिचाकषीति = केवल देखता रहता है ।

यह मनुष्य शरीर एक पीपल का वृक्ष है । आत्मा तथा परमात्मा ये दोनों सनातन सखा अर्थात् दो पक्षी हैं जो इस शरीर रूपी वृक्ष पर हृदय रूपी घोसलें में एक साथ निवास करते हैं । इन दोनो में से एक तो इस शरीर रूपी अश्वत्त्थ (पीपल) वृक्ष के फल को खाता है - कभी मीठा फल मिलने पर वह आनन्द से हर्षित होकर एक टहनी से दूसरी टहनी पर फुदकता रहता है । जीवात्मा(भोक्ता) तो कभी आनंद से हर्षित होकर नाच उठता है -मोर की तरह | कभी कड़वे फल मिलने पर वह दुःख से कराह उठता है । फिर सुख की खोज में इधर से उधर व्याकुल होकर भागता रहता है । भागते भागते वह कभी गिर पड़ता है लहुलुहान होकर अधमरा सा हो जाता है । कभी थक कर बैठ जाता है । बेसहारा बेचारा |

उसका सारा उत्साह, सारा आनन्द जाता रहता है । वह दुःखी होकर शान्त बैठ जाता है । परमात्मा की प्रार्थना करता है - "हे प्रभो ! मुझे इन दुःखों से मुक्ति दें । मेरे अपराधों को क्षमा करें । हे सखा! हे मेरे सुहृद! मेरे ऊपर कृपा करें । हे दीनबंधु! अबकी बार मोहे उबारो| मेरे सामान इस संसार में अन्य कोई दुखी नहीं है और आप के सामान दूसरा कोई दीनबंधु नहीं |मेरी एकमात्र शरण,मेरी गति, हे परमात्मन् ! तू ही है ,तू ही है |"

उसकी आंखों से परमात्मा के लिये पश्चात्ताप के आँसू टपक पड़ते हैं। 

तभी एकाएक उसकी दृष्टि चुपचाप बैठे हुये उस सनातन सखा अर्थात् परमात्मा पर पड़ती है जो इन फलों को खाता नहीं है वह केवल देखता रहता है । परमात्मा(द्रष्टा) अर्थात शरीर में प्राप्त हुए सुख-दुःखों को भोगता नहीं है।

जीवात्मा भी तब भोक्ता नहीं द्रष्टा बन जाता है - और फिर वह उसका मित्र अर्थात् जीवात्मा तथा परमात्मा दो ही रह जाते है और वह सनातन सखा अर्थात् जीवात्मा और परमात्मा परस्पर मित्रता का आनन्द लूटते हैं ।

जीवात्मा परमानंद परमात्मा हो जाता है पीपल के फल की सत्ता ही गायब हो जाती है । एक प्राण दो शरीर हो जाता है । पूर्णतया घुल जाता है ठीक वैसे ही जैसे नमक की गुडि़या समुद्र की गहराई नापने के लिए जाये और घुलकर समुद्र ही हो जाता है । उस ज्ञानी पुरुष के लिए जो समस्त जगत को ब्रह्ममय देखता है , फिर ध्यान करने न करने, बोलने न बोलने को कुछ भी नहीं रह जाता है |

तब रह जाता है केवल आनंद-ही-आनन्द---परमानंद सत्-चित्-आनन्द-- शिवोहम्-शिवोहम्

- मधुरिता

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

‘Rashtriya Ekta Diwas’ & ‘Run For Unity’ on 31st October


Association of Neighbourhood Ladies Get-Together is celebrating Rashtriya Ekta Diwas & Run For Unity on 31st Oct. The Run will start from Municipal Park in between shopping Complex and Adrash Arya CGHS, Plot-39A, Sector-6 Dwarka. “Run For Unity” will start from 8am, and will end at DDA Park behind Mother’s Pride School, Sector-6. Many school Students of Sector-6 along with ANHLGT –Members with Family and Friends will Participate in it, which will be followed by Cultural Program. Shri Rajesh Gahlot (MLA) will be the Chief Guest .

Two days cultural festival started at CCRT, Dwarka

The 5th Kamladevi Chattopadhyay Memorial Lecture Soulful Mohan Veena Vadan 
by Pt. Vishwa Mohan Bhatt being felicitated by Sh.Girish Joshi Director CCRT.

Mesmerizing performance on Soulful Mohan Veena Vadan by Pt. Vishwa Mohan Bhatt 
with tabla player Pandit Ram Kumar Mishra

"बेटी- देश की शक्ति " सेमिनार का आयोजन किया


श्री ज्ञान गंगोत्री विकास संस्था (स्वयं सेवी संगठन) द्वारा गांधी शांति प्रतिष्ठान, नई दिल्ली में "बेटीः देश की शक्ति " सेमिनार का आयोजन किया। हमारी संस्था समस्त संपादकीय मीडिया, इलैक्ट्रोनिक्स मीडिया से सहयोग चाहती है  कि 14 अप्रैल 2012 से संस्था द्वारा दिल्ली एन.सी.आर. में "बेटीः देश की शक्ति" कार्यक्रम का आयोजन किया जा रहा है जिससे कोलोनी और गांव में रहने वाली बेटी, बहन को विभिन्न प्रकार का सहयोग और आत्म शक्ति मिल रही है। दुःख इस बात का है कि भारत सरकार के वित्त मंत्री द्वारा 2014 के बजट में बेटी बचाओ, बेटी पढ़ाओ का जो नारा दिया गया वे सिर्फ कागजों और फाईलों तक सीमित है। संस्था द्वारा महारतन कम्पनियों से सहयोग मांगने पर वे सीधे कहते है कि हमें सक्त निर्देश है कि सामाजिक संगठन को किसी भी प्रकार का प्रयोजन नहीं किया जाएगा। 

संस्था कैसे उम्मीद कर सकती है कि इस समस्या का समाधान आसानी से होगा। 31 अक्टूबर को भारत के प्रथम गृह मंत्री, सरदार वल्भ भाई पटेल जी की जयन्ती है इस कार्यक्रम को संस्था अपने एजेन्डे से जोड़कर उन महान पुरूषों की जयन्ती भी आयोजन कर रही है और हर साल करती है आ रही है। आज जरूरत है इस देश में एक अच्छे समाजसेवी की और भारत निर्माण में समाजसेवियों ने अपना अहम् योगदान दिया है। 

संस्था के संस्थापक महासचिव भाई भरत कुमार सिंह का निवेदन है कि महिलाओं एवं लडकियों पर हो रहे उत्पीडन और शोषण के लिए ठोस कानून बनाकर न्याय पालिका द्वारा कम से कम समय में उसे दंडित करने का प्रवधान करें। जिससे की ऐसे घिनौने खेल को रोका जा सका। कार्यक्रम में पूर्व केन्द्रीय मंत्री श्री नागमणी जी ने अपने विचार में संस्था द्वारा बेटीः देश की शक्ति कार्यक्रम को बहुत ही बेहतरीन तरीके अपने विचार व्यक्त किए। डी.सी.पी.सी.आर. के मेम्बर मदन मोहन विद्यार्थी जी ने कहा कि आज बाल शोषण आयोग, दिल्ली सरकार हर तरह की सुविधा मुहैया कराने के लिए तैयार है. कार्यक्रम में निर्भया ट्रस्ट की अध्यक्षा श्रीमति आशा देवी जी ने कहा कि जो हमारी बेटी के साथ हुआ वे घटना और बेटियों के साथ न घटे इसके लिए मुझे ध्यान देने की जरूरत है वहीं झुगी झोपड़ी एकता मंच के अध्यक्ष जवाहर सिंह ने कहा कि अब जरूरत इस बात कि है कि हमें एकजुट होकर संघर्ष करना पडेगा। वहीं अखिल भारतीय पटेल क्षत्रीय महासभा दिल्ली प्रदेश के अध्यक्ष इंजिनियर मिथलेश कुमार पटेल ने लोह पुरूष सरदार वल्लभ भाई की 137वीं जयन्ती पर अपने विचार व्यक्त कियें कार्यक्रम में डाॅ. संगीता पुरी राजकुमार कुशवहा, पप्पु सिंह, संस्था की महासचिव रानी कुमारी सिंह ने स्वागत भाषण में अपने विचार प्रकट किये कार्यक्रम में 200 महिलाओं एवं बच्चों ने भाग लिया इस अवसर पर रानी सिंह ने कहा कि आज पूरे देश विदेश में छठ पूजा का जय जयकार हो रहा है और संस्था बेटी बचाओं, बेटी पढाओ, बेटीः देश की शक्ति कार्यक्रम का आयोजन कर रही है इससे शुभ संदेश जाएगा।

The Chhath Puja - tuning our LIFE with NATURE


Chhath, also known as Dala Chhath is an important festival celebrated in Bihar and many other parts of India in which setting Sun (dawn) is worshiped . Although Bihar celebrates Chhath most elaborately it is also followed in some parts of West Bengal, Jharkhand, Orissa, Assam, Mauritius, mainly among the Bhojpuri and Maithali speaking people. Chhath is also important for Nepalese worshippers of god as well as in eastern Uttar Pradesh.The best place to witness Chhath would be around Northern Bihar where it is celebrated in great grandeur. The festival is observed and in Bihar since time immemorial with the constant faith that the Sun God fulfils wishes if 'araghya' is offered with complete dedication and devotion. Chhath is not just a physical attachment to the people of Bihar, it is also present in their hearts, and this is why the people bring wherever they have migrated. Nowadays it can be easily seen at the ghats of Yamuna in Delhi and other parts of India indicating its presence across the country.

It is a festival connected with purity, devotion to the Sun God who is considered as the source of life on this earth and is regarded as wish fulfiller.

The festival is with an aim to express thanks to Sun God for offering energy to earth continuously enabling the environment suitable for the people to live.

In the evening arghya people express their thanks to Sun God for its work in growing their crops during the preceding year and morning arghya is considered as a request for a bountiful crop, peace and prosperity in the year to come.

Devotees assemble at the ghats at rivers and ponds including Ganges and take a holy dip before preparing offerings (Prasad). The main constituent of the offerings are Thekua, which is a wheat based cake.

Offerings are preferably cooked on earthen Chulha (oven). Some traditions are exercised with little difference varying from region to region and across the families with basic similarity.

During the , offerings are contained in small, semicircular pans woven out of bamboo strips called soop.
Chhath is a Hindu festival but many muslim families also participates in this holy festival.

Chhath is also called ‘Suryasasthi’ as it observed after the six days of Diwali, the festival of light. Chhath takes place during 6th day (Shasthi) lunar fortnight of Kartik month. lasts for four days. There is also a "Chaiti Chhath" just after Holi during Chaitra Navratri in the month of Chaitra (March last to mid April).

In 2014, the festivity for Chhath puja on Wednesday, the 29th October.
First Day of Chhath Puja: Nahai Khai Nahai Khai (Bath & Eat)
The first day of the puja is known as Nahai Khai (Bath & Eat), the Vrati (devotees) take a bath preferably in sacred river Ganga and bring the holy water to cook offerings (Prasad) at home.

Second Day of Chhath Puja: Kharna
A whole day fast (without water) is observed by the vratis (devotees). The vratis end their fast in the evening after performing puja. Offerings (Prasad) are comprises of Rasiao-kheer (rice delicacy), puris (deep-fried puffs of wheat flour) or chapatti and bananas - are distributed among family, friends and visitors.

Third Day of Chhath Puja: Chhat Sandhya Argh (Chhat Dala Evening puja)Devotees observe fast without consuming water. The whole day is spent in preparing puja offerings. All the offerings are kept in tray made up of bamboo. Offerings comprises of Thekua, coconut, banana and other seasonal fruits.

The evening ritual is performed at the banks of river or pond or any clean water body. All the devotees, family, friends and visitors assemble their and the agrahya is offered to the setting Sun. ‘Kosi’ – One of the most charming events during Chhath Puja known as ‘Kosi’ is celebrated at the courtyard of the house after evening offerings. Lightened earthen lamps (diyas) are kept beneath the covering of five sugarcane sticks or 24 sticks (as per local tradition). The same event also takes place at the ghats in the early morning before morning offerings (arghyas).

Fourth Day of Chhath Puja: Chhath Suryodaya Argh (Chhath Dala Morning puja) This is the last and final event of the auspicious puja, the devotees again with their family, friends and relatives assemble on the bank of river or pond to offer arghyas (offerings) to the rising Sun. After performing arghyas devotees break their fast. Ginger and Sugar are used by devotees to break their fast (as per local tradition).

Know more about Chhath festival

Virasat : Kamaladevi Chattopadhay - A cultural festival at CCRT, Dwarka


Virasat - Kamaladevi : A cultural festival 
to honour the memory of 
Kamaladevi Chattopadhay
( Chairperson at CCRT : 1979 - 1981)

29 - 30 October 2014
at 
Centre for Cultural Resources and Training, 
15-A, Sector - 7, Dwarka, New Delhi - 110075


Monday, October 27, 2014

Water ATM inaugurated at Sector-3, Dwarka


आज दिनाॅक 27.10.2014 (सोमवार) को मटियाला विधानसभा क्षेत्र के अन्तर्गत आने वाले सैक्टर-3, फेस-।।।, जे. जे. काॅलोनी (द्वारका) निकट दिल्ली पब्लिक स्कूल के निकट ’’विकेन्द्रीकृत जल शोधन ईकाई एवम् यमुना नदी में प्रदूषण को कम करने के लिए नजफगढ़ सप्लीमेंटरी और शाहदरा नालों के समानान्तर इंटरसेप्टर सीवर परियोजना के प्रथम चरण’’ का उद्घाटन माननीय श्री एम. वेंकैया नायडू (केन्द्रीय शहरी विकास मंत्री) व माननीय श्री धर्मेन्द्र प्रधान (केन्द्रीय राज्यमंत्री, पैट्रोलियम एंव प्राकृतिक गैस) के कर कमलों द्वारा किया गया। समारोह में मटियाला विधानसभा क्षेत्र के विधायक श्री राजेश गहलोट विशिष्ट अतिथि आमंत्रित रहे व अध्यक्षता पश्चिमी दिल्ली के सांसद श्री प्रवेश वर्मा ने की। दिल्ली सरकार के मुख्य सचिव श्री डी.एम. सपोलिया, श्री विजय कुमार (मुख्य कार्यकारी अधिकरी, दि.ज. बोर्ड), श्री आर.एस. त्यागी (सदस्य, दि.ज. बोर्ड) एंवम् इंजीनियरस इण्डिया लि0 के चेयरमैन उपस्थित थे।

इस मौके पर श्री एम. वेंकैया नायडू (केन्द्रीय शहरी विकास मंत्री) ने जनता को बताया कि ’’विकेन्द्रीकृत जल शोधन ईकाई एवम् यमुना नदी में प्रदूषण को कम करने के लिए नजफगढ़ सप्लीमेंटरी और शाहदरा नालों के समानान्तर इंटरसेप्टर सीवर परियोजना के प्रथम चरण’’ के स्कोप आॅफ वर्क में मुख्य कार्य है, जिसमें:-

1.   58 किलोमीटर इंटरसेप्टर सीवर नजफगढ़, शाहदरा ड्रैन
2.   109 इंटरसेप्टर चैम्बरस
3.   7 सिवरेज पम्पिंग स्टेशन
4.    8 किलोमीटर साईजिंग मेन्स टू एग्जिस्टिग एस.टी.पी. आॅफ दिल्ली जल बोर्ड है।

इस प्रोजेक्ट की कुल लागत रू0 1395 करोड़ होगी और रू0 568 करोड़, इसके 11 वर्षों तक के रख-रखाव के लिए खर्च किये जाएगे, जिसका प्रथम चरण का कार्य 30.06.2015 तक सम्पन्न हो जायेगा, जिसके बनने से 46 प्रतिशत जनता को अनाधिकृत काॅलोनियों में ट्रंक सीवर इन्फ्रट्रचर उपलब्ध हो जायेगी तथा यमुना नदी के प्रदूषण में भारी कमी आयेगी और भू-जल की गुणवत्ता में सुधार होगा। 

नए वाॅटर ए.टी.एम. के बारे में श्री नायडू जी ने बताया कि इसी प्रकार के 2 हजार नऐ पानी के ए.टी.एम. समस्त दिल्ली में लगाये जाऐगें और इनसे 20 पैसे प्रति लिटर हिसाब से जनता को स्वच्छ पीने का पानी उपलब्ध होगा। पानी के ए.टी.एम., आर.ओ. सिस्टम से जुडे़ हुए होगें और इनको चलाने के लिए सोलर पाॅवर का प्रयोग किया जाएगा। श्री नायडू जी ने यह भी बताया कि द्वारका उप-नगरी में पानी की समस्या से निजात दिलाने के लिए मुनक नहर के कार्य को शीघ्र शुरू किया जाएगा जिससे द्वारका व आसपास के क्षेत्र की पानी की समस्या का समाधान होगा। इसके साथ ही द्वारका में डी.डी.ए. द्वारा 13 नए सामुदायक भवन, फुटबाॅल स्टेडियम और साईकिल ट्रैक, गोल्फ कोर्स आदि का निर्माण कार्य शीघ्र ही शुरू किया जाएगा।

इस मौके पर माननीय श्री धर्मेन्द्र प्रधान (केन्द्रीय राज्यमंत्री, पैट्रोलियम एंव प्राकृतिक गैस) ने बताया कि एन.डी.ए. सरकार बनने के बाद पहली बार डीजल के दाम 3.37 पैसे प्रति लिटर कम किऐ गये है जो पिछली कांग्रेस सरकार 50 पैसे प्रति माह बढ़ती थी। इसके साथ साथ उन्होने जनता को विश्वास दिलाया कि आने वाले दिनों में एल.पी.जी./सी.एन.जी. गैस के दाम नहीं बढ़ाऐगी और 1 नवम्बर 2014 के बाद एल.पी.जी. सेलिण्डरों पर मिलने वाली सब्सिडी का पैसा सीधा उनके बैंक खातों में जाएगा।

पश्चिमी दिल्ली के सांसद श्री प्रवेश वर्मा जी ने श्री वैंकय नायडू व श्री धर्मन्द्र प्रधान जी का मटियाला विधानसभा में विकास कार्यों का शुभारम्भ करने पर हार्दिक धन्यवाद किया व उन्होंने जनता को बताया कि पश्चिमी दिल्ली लोकसभा क्षेत्र में इसी तरह नई विकास योजनाओं को आगे भी शुरू किया जाऐगा तथा यह भी विश्वास दिलाया कि अब हरियाणा में भाजपा सरकार बनने के बाद मुनक नहर का लम्बित कार्य शीघ्र पूरा किया जाऐगा, जिससे द्वारका की जनता को पानी की समस्या से निजात मिल सके।

इसके बाद क्षेत्रीय विधायक श्री राजेश गहलोट जी ने केन्द्रीय मंत्रियों व सांसद का धन्यवाद किया। साथ ही उन्होंने केन्द्रीय मंत्री श्री नायडू जी को अवगत कराते हुए बताया कि द्वारका सैक्टर-16 बी में मौजूद 40 एम.जी.डी. वाॅटर प्लाॅट को मुनक नहर से पानी दिलाकर शीघ्र चालू करवाया जाए। इसके साथ साथ उन्होंने द्वारका में काफी समय से लम्बित भारत वन्दना पार्क, नया स्र्पोटस काॅम्पलैक्स, द्वारका की सर्विस रोड़ एंवम् अन्य लम्बित कार्यों को शीघ्र पूरा कराया जाऐ। श्री नायडू जी ने क्षेत्रीय विधायक श्री गहलोट को आश्वस्त कराया कि द्वारका के विषय में जल्द ही एक विशेष बैठक बुलाई जाऐगी ताकि सभी लम्बित कार्यों पर शीघ्र कार्यवाही की जा सके।

इस समारोह में क्षेत्रीय पार्षद श्रीमति शशी तोमर, श्री आशीष सूद (अध्यक्ष, शिक्षा समिति, द.दि.न.नि.), श्री प्रदीप कुमार (पार्षद छावला), श्री कृष्ण गहलोट (जिलाध्यक्ष, नजफगढ़), श्री अशोक शर्मा, श्री रमेश गहलोट, श्री पवन शर्मा, श्री सतीश गहलोट, श्री रमेश शर्मा, श्री कृष्ण जांगडा, श्री कुलदीप डबास, श्री राजदत्त गहलोट, श्री आदेश त्यागी, श्री फतेह बहादुर मिश्रा, श्री राधेश्याम गहलोट, श्री सुरेन्द्र मटियाला सहित क्षेत्र के अन्य गणमान्य व्यक्ति उपस्थित थे।

WHAT IS JUSTICE -- SOME FAMOUS QUOTATIONS


Rajendra Dhar
POLICE WATCH INDIA (Regd. NGO).

It is the spirit and not the form of law that keeps justice alive.
Many laws as certainly make bad men, as bad men make many laws.
An earthquake achieves what the law promises but does not in practice maintain - the equality of all men.
This is a court of law, young man, not a court of justice.
The trouble with the laws these days is that criminals know their rights better than their wrongs.
Justice is incidental to law and order.
Justice may be blind, but she has very sophisticated listening devices.
No man suffers injustice without learning, vaguely but surely, what justice is.
In the Halls of Justice the only justice is in the halls.

Although the legal and ethical definitions of right are the antithesis of each other, most writers use them as synonyms. They confuse power with goodness, and mistake law for justice.
If the laws could speak for themselves, they would complain of the lawyers in the first place.
It's strange that men should take up crime when there are so many legal ways to be dishonest.
Hunger makes a thief of any man.
Bad laws are the worst sort of tyranny.
But how is this legal plunder to be identified? Quite simply. See if the law takes from some persons what belongs to them, and gives it to other persons to whom it does not belong. See if the law benefits one citizen at the expense of another by doing what the citizen himself cannot do without committing a crime.
The more laws the more offenders.
Law: the only game where the best players get to sit on the bench.
Law never made men a whit more just.
If you don't know there's a trampoline in the room, you're not going to dust the ceiling for prints.
Lawsuit: A machine which you go into as a pig and come out of as a sausage.
The jury, passing on the prisoner's life, May in the sworn twelve have a thief or two, Guiltier than him they try. ~ William Shakespeare, Measure for Measure
In keeping people straight, principle is not as powerful as a policeman.
When there's a single thief, it's robbery. When there are a thousand thieves, it's taxation.
We don't give our criminals much punishment, but we sure give 'em plenty of publicity.
Laws are like cobwebs, which may catch small flies, but let wasps and hornets break through.
When I see the Ten Most Wanted Lists... I always have this thought: If we'd made them feel wanted earlier, they wouldn't be wanted now.
The law, in its majestic equality, forbids the rich as well as the poor to sleep under bridges, to beg in the streets, and to steal bread.
It is not what a lawyer tells me I may do; but what humanity, reason, and justice tell me I ought to do. ~ Edmund Burke, Second Speech on Conciliation, 1775
Our government... teaches the whole people by its example. If the government becomes the lawbreaker, it breeds contempt for law; it invites every man to become a law unto himself; it invites anarchy.
Injustice is relatively easy to bear; it is blind justice that hurts.
The vices of the rich and great are mistaken for error; and those of the poor and lowly, for crimes.
It is not a Justice System. It is just a system.
Law is nothing unless close behind it stands a warm living public opinion.
An appeal... is when you ask one court to show its contempt for another court.
Law is not justice and a trial is not a scientific inquiry into truth. A trial is the resolution of a dispute.
It is easier to commit murder than to justify it.
The greatest crimes are caused by surfeit, not by want. ~ Aristotle
Corn can't expect justice from a court composed of chickens. ~ African Proverb
Men fight for freedom, then they begin to accumulate laws to take it away from themselves.
The houses of lawyers are roofed with the skins of litigants. ~ Welsh Proverb
We don't seem to be able to check crime, so why not legalize it and then tax it out of business?
A lawyer is a gentleman who rescues your estate from your enemies and keeps it for himself. ~ Lord Brougham
A real patriot is the fellow who gets a parking ticket and rejoices that the system works. ~ Bill Vaughan
Laws: We know what they are, and what they are worth! They are spider webs for the rich and mighty, steel chains for the poor and weak, fishing nets in the hands of the government.
The law condemns and punishes only actions within certain definite and narrow limits; it thereby justifies, in a way, all similar actions that lie outside those limits. ~ Leo Tolstoy, What I Believe
Judges are but men, and are swayed like other men by vehement prejudices. This is corruption in reality, give it whatever other name you please. ~ David Dudley Field

ODISHA TOURISM TIES UP WITH ITDC TO DEVELOP LIGHT & SOUND SHOW


The Department of Tourism (DoT), Government of Odisha in it’s bid to attract domestic tourists from an important source State Karnataka organised its road show in the Silicon city of India Bengaluru on Friday October 24. The objective is to promote the state & its variety of tourism products in the South West part of India and double the number of tourists from the state.

“Odisha drew around one lakh visitors from Karnataka in 2013. The roadshow is part of eight events organised by the department across the country to attract domestic tourists. We want to increase the number of tourists visiting Odisha from Karnataka. We are already seeing a large number of IT professionals from Bangalore visiting locations in our State. With various heritage sites, wildlife sanctuary and beaches, Odisha offers an amazing experience for tourists,” said Ashok Kumar Tarenia, Director of Tourism, Odisha government.

“To further attract tourists in the state Odisha Tourism has tied up with India Tourism Development Corporation (ITDC) to develop light and sound show in Puri, Konark and Bhubaneshwar popularly known as Golden triangle of ODISHA at total cost of Rs 19 crore. ITDC will invest Rs 15 crore and Rs 4 crore will be put in by the state government. The project will be operational by June 2015. Voice of Eminent film actors Om Puri and Suresh Oberoi will be used in the light And Sound show”said Mr Tarenia.

The major highlight of the roadshow was Odissi dance performance by Madhulita Mohapatra and troupe from Bangalore .

Located on the eastern coast of the country, Odisha is a tourists’ paradise and has many stunning destinations which offer a visual feast to the tourists & visitors. It also throws an educative and culturally pleasing insight into one of the oldest civilizations of the World. The road show will benefit and provide information on Odisha Tourism to the tour lovers, tour operators, travel agents, travel writers, journalists, decision makers etc. Odisha is famous for its golden beaches, sprawling lakes, luxuriant forests, teeming wildlife, majestic temples & monuments, Buddhist sites, exotic handloom & handicrafts, primitive tribes, colourful fairs and festivals and the scintillating music, dances & cuisine which attract large number of tourists.

Odisha drew about Ten million tourists during the year 2013 from India and Abroad.. Most of the Domestic tourists were from the State of Gujarat, West Bengal, Andhra Pardesh, Karnataka and Madhya Pradesh.

“Travel to Odisha is truly an amazing experience that attracts people from all parts of the world for its sculptural and artistic heritage. The Sun Temple at Konark, a UNESCO Heritage site, The Temple of Lord Jagannath at Puri, one of the four cardinal centres for Hindus (Char Dhams) of India and temple city of Bhubaneswar are important and popular tourist destinations. The Buddhist heritage of Odisha comprising of Ratnagiri-Lalitgiri-Udayagiri-Langudi and Dhauli attracts tourists from overseas and domestic front.” Said Mr Utkal K Pati, Deputy Director, Tourism Department, Odisha Government.

“Apart from these, Odisha has successfully nurtured three great religions like Buddhism, Jainism & Hinduism. The DoT is also organising a number of Tourism events like Konark Festival (1st – 5th December), International Sand Art Festival (1st – 5th December), Parab Tribal Festival (16 – 18 November), Dhanu Yatra Festival (Dec – Jan) Rajarani Music Festival (18 – 20 January), Mukteswar Dance Festival (14 – 16 January) etc. to attract more of domestic and international tourists.” Said Shri P. K. Behera, Joint Director ,Odisha Tourism .

"Odisha tourism also plans to add two new Tourism circuits in Odhisha on the lines of Bhubaneswar-Puri-Konark golden triangle . These two new tourism circuits are Kuldiha-Similipal-Bhitarkanika-Panchlingeswar-Chandipur-Talsari circuit and Malkangiri-Jeypore-Nabarangpur-Koraput-Rayagada-Daringibadi- Chandragiri-Taptapani circuit.” Said Mr Behera.

7th APHRS Session in New Delhi from 29th Oct.


Sunday, October 26, 2014

किरदार के साथ न्याय करने का प्रयास करता हॅू: वत्सल सेठ


प्रेमबाबू शर्मा  

‘टार्जन-द वण्डर कार’,तो बात पक्की, पैंईग गेस्ट ,नन्हें जैसलमेर, हीरोज, हाॅस्टल और में जय हो जैसी सरीखी फिल्मों में अभिनय कर चुके वत्सल सेठ ने कहा कि ‘एक अभिनेता होने के नाते उनका भूमिकाओं को सावधानीपूर्वक चुनना जरूरी है।’ वत्सल ने यहां एक समूह साक्षात्कार में कहा, ‘‘आपको चूजी होने की जरूरत है। आप मिलने वाली हर भूमिका नहीं कर सकते...मैं भी अच्छी ही लगने वाली भूमिकाएं चुनता हूं। इसके लिए कभी-कभी आपको खाली भी बैठना पड़ता है।’’

वत्सल ने अपनी फिल्मों की सफलता के बारे में कहा, ‘‘उद्देश्य जबर्दस्त था। हर किसी को लगा कि हमारे पास एक बढ़िया पटकथा है, लेकिन मुझे लगता है कि हम इसे रुपहले पर्दे पर उस तरह से ही रूपांतरित कर पाए, जिस तरह करना चाहिए था इसी कारण फिल्म और मेरे काम को पंसद किया गया।’ टीवी शो ‘जस्ट मोहब्बत’ से अपना करियर शुरू करने वाले वत्सल ने ,बाद में फिल्मों में दस्तक दी। इन दिनों स्टार टीवी शो ‘ एक हसीना थी’ में अभिनीत किरदार शौर्य गोयनका को लेकर सुर्खियों में है। उनका था कि ‘शो में निभाया गया किरदार उनके करियर के सबसे कठिन किरदारों में से एक है।’ आगे बताया कि शो में मेरा किरदार किस तरह आकार लेगा हमने इस पर कई बार चर्चा की, लेकिन निर्देशक हर बार मेरी बात को टाल जाता था,लेकिन रोल को करते हुए लगता था कि कहीं न कहीं कुछ छूट रहा है,और मैं किरदार को मजबूत करने के लिर पूरी मेहनत कर रहा हॅू। जब मैंने शो को साईन किया तो मुझे इस शो की कहानी और रोमांच भरे ड्रामे की वजह से यकीन था कि यह शो अच्छा प्रदर्शन करेगा। शो में मैंने शौर्य गोयनका की भूमिका निभायी है।

शो आपका क्या किरदार है ? प्रश्न के उतर में उनका जवाब था ‘शौर्य घमंडी प्रवृति का युवा है ,जो बिगड़ा हुआ है। अपने आगे वह किसी कि नही सुनता है, इस रोल में आपको वत्सल एक एक अलग ही रंग में दिखायी देगा। वह किसी हीरो की तरह नहीं है। मैं अब तक जितने किरदार करता रहा हूं, यह उनसे पूरी तरह अलग है इसलिये मैंने इस भूमिका के लिये तुरंत हां कर दिया। ’ ‘एक हसीना थी’ किरदार दुर्गा पर केन्द्रित है। यह बदले की कहानी नहीं है बल्कि यह अपने साथ किये गये गलत के लिये न्याय लेने की कहानी है। दुर्गा की भूमिका में संजीदा शेख, और शो ऐसे परिदृश्य को दिखाता है जहां कोई एक कदम आगे बढ़ कर जिंदगी के स्याह हिस्से को उजागर करता है। हालांकि दुर्गा की लड़ाई आसान नहीं है क्योंकि उसके मुकाबले में हैं खतरनाक, अमीर और प्रभावशाली गोयनका परिवार जिनकी इस शहर में सिक्का चलता है और जो पैसों से कुछ भी खरीदने का दम भरते हैं

Happy Birthday- Raveena Tandon



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