Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Venus Records & Tapes Pvt Ltd launch the first-look trailer of Gang of Ghosts.


11th February, Mumbai : Venus Records & Tapes Pvt Ltd launch the first-look trailer of Gang of Ghosts directed by Satish Kaushik , in the presence of producer Ratan Jain,director Kaushik and the film’s ensemble starcast which includes Sharman Joshi, Mahie Gill , Anupam Kher, Parambrata , Meera Chopra, Jackie Shroff,  Saurabh Shukla, Rajpal Yadav, Chunkey Pandey, Yashpal Sharma, Asrani, Vijay Verma ,  Rajesh Khattar and J.Brandon Hill.
With music by by Dharam- Sandeep, Gang of Ghosts is the Hindi remake of Bengali film Bhooter Bhabishyat.
Song & dance, drama, romance, action and even an item number, Gangs Of Ghosts has all the ingredients of a filmi masala as well as some food for thought.
Talking about the film says director Satish Kaushik, “Gang of Ghosts is a horror-comedy and is satirical . What makes the film even more special is that apart from directing it , I have also penned the dialogues for this film and had last written the dialogues for 1983′s Jaane Bhi Do Yaaron”.
Adds producer Ratan Jain, “We at Venus are extremely excited to be teaming up with Satish Kaushik – He has a knack for comedies and Gang of Ghosts apart from being thoroughly entertaining also has a lot of food for thought ,accompanied by great performances”.
The Venus Records & Tapes production is scheduled to release 21st March,2014.


Bhagat Singh’s house, school get Rs 80 mn for restoration

Bhagat Singh
Legendary freedom fighter Bhagat Singh’s ancestral house, school and his village in Punjab Province in Pakistan will be restored under a Rs 80-million project.
“We have allocated Rs 80 million for restoration of the house and school of Independence war hero Bhagat Singh. The amount will also be spent for the uplift of Singh’s village where clean drinking water is not available and drainage system is in bad shape,” Faisalabad District Coordination Officer Noorul Amin Mengal said.Mengal said that people in Faisalabad “take pride in the fact that Bhagat Singh was the son of their soil” and want the place to be known as “the town of Bhaghat Singh”.
The celebrated revolutionary was born September 28, 1907 at Bangay village, Jaranwala Tehsil in the Faisalabad (then Lyallpur) district of the Province.
Singh’s village, Bangay, some 150 kilometres from Lahore, would also become a tourist attraction for people, especially Indians, once his house is restored by this year end, he added.
“Singh’s village is just 35 kilometres from Nankana Sahib. It could be another point of attraction for the Sikh pilgrims,” he said.
The government has also planned to shift Singh’s belongings from Faisalabad Museum and Library to his house, he added.
Bangay has a population of 5,000 people. Bhagat’s two-kanal house is owned by advocate Iqbal Virk.
“We will certainly buy the house from the advocate,” Mengal said. On March 23, 1931, following his trial for involvement in the ‘Lahore conspiracy case’, the British government hanged him at Shadman Chowk, aged 23.
The Punjab government had decided to rechristen the Fawara Chowk to Bhaghat Singh Chowk in October 2012.
The plan, however, was put on hold after the report of renaming drew objections from some quarters.


M.P. HC directs high level meet between Chief Secretary, MoEF Officials

M.P. HC directs high level meet between Chief Secretary, MoEF Officials Government’s total public debt increases by 2.6% at end-December 2013and NBA on ISP-OSP Canals

MoEF files Affidavit: Severe non-compliance concluded
Alleges non-co-operation by NVDA towards NCA

18th February, 2014: The Hon’ble Chief Justice of the High Court of Madhya Pradesh, Indore Shri A.K. Khanvilkar, today directed the Government of M.P. to constitute a high level committee under the Chief Secretary to discuss and resolve issues pertaining to the Indira Sagar (ISP) and Omkareshwar (OSP) Canals in the Narmada valley. The CJ directed that Medha Patkar and 4 other representatives of Narmada Bachao Andolan would be invited to a meeting of this Committee to be convened by the Chief Secretary at Bhopal in the 1st week of March, 2014 and attended by the Principal Secretary of Narmada Valley Development Department, Secretary, Agriculture and Water Resources, officials of MoEF from Bhopal and Delhi and the inputs / suggestions of NBA would be taken for compliance on various measures and resolution of issues raised by NBA in the PIL on the ISP and OSP Canals and the orders issued by the Hon’ble Court. Upon insistence to hear him, the CJ also permitted one representative of Bharatiya Kisan Sangh to be present in the meeting.
In its latest report filed on 17th February, in the ongoing PIL, the MoEF states that out of 36,000 ha in Phase – I, On-Farm Development (OFD) Works have been carried on just about 3700 hecatres and the same is abysmally disproportionate to the irrigation.  Committee views this as a serious dereliction from consideration of irrigation and drainage management. The Expert Committee has also observed serious lapses due to deficient design and planning, inadequate attention to operation maintenance , CD works and link drains not concurrently constructed, no restoration, even after breaches in Aug, 2013 till January 14 (even to this date).
The Committee reported, through the Ministry, poor quality canal work causing severe damage to farmers, should result in imposing penalty on the contract agency.On the issues of Narmada Banks irrigated tract issues (in those villages in close proximity to the river, where 70-80% irrigation exists), Committee has reiterated NVDA that all works in these areas be deferred, until Committee takes a final view.The NVDA itself has accepted that 40 villages in Phase – III of ISP, Badwani District have 100% irrigation, but overlap with the ISP command area. Similarly, dozens of villages in the proposed OSP command are already irrigated in the tehsils of Maheshwar, Manawar, Dharampuri and Kukshi. About 88 villages in OSP and 31 in ISP, i.e. 31, 570 hecatres command is being re-irrigated.
MoEF has also taken a categorical position that as per the clearance of 1987 to the ISP and the Narmada Water Scheme, 1987 Narmada Control Authority (NCA) is empowered to monitor all projects on the Narmada river, including the ISP. The Ministry has taken serious objection to the approach of NVDA with regard to non-cooperation with NCA, non-provision of necessary data and documents and has stated that this constitutes breach of the conditions on which the environment clearance was granted.
It may be pertinent to note that the Hon’ble CJ issued a detailed order on 3rd January, 2014 and directed various state and central authorities including the Chief Secretary, Govt. of M.P., Principal Secretary, NVDD, Secretary, MoEF, Secretary, Expert Committee and Planning Commission to file point-wise replies to all issues highlighted in the Order. NBA submitted a detailed Action Plan and raised various issues such as environmental non-compliance, lack of land based rehabilitation, compensation to be granted for losses etc. which were taken on record by the Court and specific orders for compliance were issued.
Medha Patkar, appearing in person, pointed out the huge scale of impacts that have already occurred and are bound to occur in the coming monsoon due to non-implementation of the on-farm development (OFD) and command area development (CAD). Lack of adequate drainage works in numerous villages from Phase – I to Phase – IV of the Project, has ccaused massive losses, while the affected farmers are neither counted nor compensated.
During the hearing today, the Court took cognizance of the voluminous ‘Action Taken Report’ filed by the state government and the Affidavit of the MoEF which exposed the gaps and inadequacies in the canal and command area planning and execution works by NVDA, which has led to severe impacts on agricultural land and crop losses. The Court questioned the senior counsel for the state for the non-serious manner in which it has been treating the entire issue, especially in the light of the clear conclusions of the Expert Committee, MoEF, not just in the latest report, after its filed visit in January, 2014, but in a series of earlier reports, recommendations and clearance letters of the MoEF.
NBA appreciates the conciliatory approach adopted by the Hon’ble Chief Justice to resolve all the issues and hope that the meeting with the senior most officials of the state government and officials of the MoEF would lead to a fair, open and conclusive dialogue on various outstanding issues, so that the fruits of the project reach the actual beneficiaries, needy farmers in time and that there is no unnecessary losses to other farmers, whether through canal breaches or canal excavation in irrigated areas. The serious issues of rehabilitation with land and compensation for farmers losing less than 60% land would also be discussed in the upcoming meeting with the CS.

Hearing another application filed by Mr. Virendra Patidar challenging the diversion of Omkareshwar reservoir (Narmada) waters through the Narmada – Kshipra Link, the Hon’ble Court expressed his opinion that that thestate government cannot change the command area or original plan, without approval from the central sanctioning authorities i.e. MoEF and Planning Commission. The applicant was directed to raise the issues before the Monitoring Committee of MoEF.
The Hon’ble Court has listed the canals matter for further hearing on 24th March, by when parties must report back on the status of compliance. Dozens of affected farmers from different villages and Tehsils were present during the court proceedings, represented by Medha Patkar. Senior Counsel Shri Shekahr Bhargav appeared for the GoMP / NVDA. Mr. Vivek Sharan, appeared for the MoEF, Union of India.

Mukesh Bhagoria                 Vikam Ratan             Devkaurbai               Meera (09179148973)


Govinda and Karishma Kapoor reunite on Mad in India


The most famous Jodi of Bollywood known for their fabulous energy and comic timing — Govinda and Karishma Kapoor reunite after a decade on Star Plus’ Mad in India – 100% Desi show.

As the name suggests Mad In India is going to be an exceptionally crazy show and viewers can expect all the madness under one roof.  And keeping the promise going the next episode will witness the popular Jodi Govinda and Karisma together doing what they are best at – entertaining the audiences. The duo recently shot for the episode were seen cracking up and enjoying the company of the ‘mad gang’ thoroughly.

Suave host & actor Manish Paul excitedly said, “Our generation has grown up dancing to their songs so sharing stage with them was an honour. Interviewing them was really fabulous and both have been extremely forthcoming and opened up during the chat session.

Speaking about his experience on the show, Govinda said, “Sharing screen space with Karishma after a very long time brought back so many memories. Both of us enjoyed being on the show and laughed our hearts out with Manish & Chutki.“ 

Watch out for Mad Army take your TV screens in Mad in India episode on February 22nd at Sunday, 9:00pm only on Star Plus


Press Conference 
Eleventh Kolkata Group Workshop 
Organized by Pratichi (India) Trust, Harvard Global Equity Initiative and UNICEF India
WHO: Prof. Amartya Sen will interact with the media
WHERE: Taj Bengal, Kolkata
WHEN: 19 February 2014, 5:00-6:00 pm

WHAT: The Kolkata Group, led by Amartya Sen, is an annual forum that brings together a unique blend of thought leaders, policymakers, development practitioners, activists, NGO representatives, academics, researchers, journalists, celebrities and politicians to deliberate on ways of advancing social justice, human development and human security in India. 
THEME: Every year the discussions have a particular focus, and this year, marking the eleventh anniversary of the group, the theme is “Curing India’s health System: Learning from Asian experiences.” The Workshop will be informed, in particular, by the experiences of Bangladesh, China, Thailand and other developing countries. 
The Kolkata Group examines available information to assess various dimensions of human development and justice, seeks solutions, and passes on its recommendations to Government, civil society, the media and the public. It believes that bringing together outstanding people from different walks of life to discuss “good practices” and “lessons learned” can blend values, knowledge and discourse as part of a process of public reasoning for social action.
For more information contact:
Sohini Roychowdhury 
Communication Officer
UNICEF Office for West Bengal
Phone; +91 9748020098
E-mail: sroychowdhury@unicef.org


Let’s roar together 
Hi Naresh,
Picture how it would feel if you had to describe the beautiful Sumatran tiger to your children and grandchildren because they are no longer around. How sad! How terrible that would feel, especially since when we had the chance, we did nothing about it. There’s still time, let’s all stand together to Save the Sumatran Tigers.
Today, there are only 400 Sumatran tigers left in Indonesia’s forests.
Why? Because the forests they call home are being destroyed by some corporations to produce palm oil.
Did you know that India is the biggest importer of palm oil? Palm oil which is used in products you and I use every single day. Everything from our breakfast cereal to our shampoo has palm oil in it. But Naresh, palm oil can also be produced without destroying forests.
And you can make that happen. Right now.

You have the right to know if the products you use are in any way linked to tiger extinction. And I know you want your favourite brands to come clean on this issue.

We’re already making a difference. We had a major breakthrough in December when Wilmar, the world’s biggest palm oil trader, committed to a Zero Deforestation policy. Now, we have to make sure that Wilmar’s words on paper translate into actions on the ground and push other companies to follow Wilmar’s lead.
Add your name to Save the Tigers NOW!

Maneka Gandhi, 
Animal Rights Activist and Environmentalist


Total Rail
Dear N.K,

This week’s hot topics:

  • France’s high speed rail network loses $2bn in value
  • Sydney’s light rail land fight
  • Toronto residents prefer metro over light rail
  • How do you reduce the costs and impact of light rail construction? 
  • Busiest light rail systems: US vs UK
France's high speed rail network loses $2 billion in value

France’s high speed rail network loses $2 billion in value

France’s high speed rail network is worth $2bn less than it was a year ago.
France’s economic conditions mean passengers aren’t willing to pay up the money for the most expensive high speed rail routes…
Sydney's light rail land fight

Sydney’s light rail land fight

There seem to be two fights when it comes to the land related to Sydney’s light rail.
The first, all parks along the proposed tram line from Circular Quay to the Eastern suburbs will be used as construction compounds…
Toronto residents prefer metro over light rail

Toronto residents prefer metro over light rail

A forum poll suggests residents of Toronto prefer metro over light rail. 
The results showed 55% support for subways compared to 34% for LRT and 11% having no preference. However, the results show slightly less…
How do you cut costs and impact of construction of light rail?

Guest Post: How do you reduce the costs and impact of light rail construction?

Paul Griffiths, Centro, discusses the costs and impact of construction of light rail and a light rail innovation project that UKTram is running…
busiest light rail systems UK US

Busiest light rail systems: US vs UK

Where are the other busiest light rail systems? Let me know your thoughts and where else has high passenger numbers when it comes to light rail…



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On the eve of SH Raza’s 92nd Birthday, Vadehra Art Gallery presents Parikrama: Around Gandhi

Vadehra Art Gallery is pleased to present Parikrama: Around Gandhi, opening on the 21st of February  at Vadehra Art Gallery, D-40 Defense Colony, New Delhi, an exhibition of the Modernist Master’s new works executed after his return to India in 2010. Raza saw Mahatma Gandhi in a public meeting in Mandla, his hometown in Madhya Pradesh, when he was 8 years old. This ‘darshan’ left an indelible mark on him. Whenever he visited Delhi from Paris between 1950 and 2010, Raza visited Rajghat to pay respect to the great soul at his samadhi. He has always been inspired by Gandhian deeds, concepts and words.  Since his return to Delhi, Raza has been working on a series inspired by the teachings of Gandhi. He explores them in his own inimitable style without falling into traps of representation or illustration. They are tributes to a great human being by a master of our times.  In conjunction with the exhibition and the artist’s birthday, Vadehra Art Gallery in association with The Raza Foundation will release two books Raza: A Journey of the Master and GeysersThe Ambassador of France François Richier has graciously consented to launch these books on 22 February 2014 at the Embassy of France in New Delhi.  Raza: A Journey of the Master is a collectors’ delight with about 100 large, high quality prints of the artist’s important works. A limited number of books will have prints with the artist’s signature on it.Geysers is a book of correspondence between Raza and fellow artists and critic friends: Akbar Padamsee, Bal Chhabda, E. Schlesinger, FN Souza, Gaintonde, Laxman Pai, MF Husain, Ram Kumar, RV Leyden, Tyeb Mehta and Walter Langhammar.

Mr. Arun Vadehra (
Managing Director, Vadehra Art Gallery) commented:
Raza is a great colourist as well as a master of form. Not many artists in the world can orchestrate colours the way he can akin to a composer who conducts various musicians effortlessly.
Fascinating is that ,there is a tonality so masterfully achieved on the canvas,which not only happens automatically but is also rooted in his in-depth study of Indology, from where the concept of seed or Bindu comes which ultimately gives rise to the entire universe.”

About the Artist
SH Raza was born in Babaria, Madhya Pradesh, in 1922. He studied at Sir JJ School of Art, Mumbai, and Ecole Nationale des Beaux-Arts, Paris.

His awards include: Padma Bhushan by the Government of India (2007); Lalit Kala Ratna Puraskar by Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi (2004); Padma Shri by the Government of India (1981); the Kalidas Sanman National Award by Government of Madhya Pradesh (1981); the Prix de la Critique (1956); the Gold Medal by Bombay Art Society (1948); the Silver Medal Bombay Art Society (1946).

His important solo exhibitions include: Antardhwani, Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi (2013); Bindu Vistaar, Grosvenor Gallery, London (2012); Punaragaman, Vadehra Art Gallery and Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi (2011); Raza – A Retrospective, Saffronart, New York in association with Berkeley Square Gallery (2007); Celebrating 85 Years of Living Legend S H Raza, a Traveling Exhibition at Hong Kong, Singapore, Dubai, Mumbai, New Delhi, organized  by Aryan Art Gallery, New Delhi (2007); Retrospective 1952-91, Palais Carnles, Musee de Menton, France (1991); Solo show, Galleria Matuzia, San Remo, Italy (1975); Solo show, Worth Ryder Art Gallery, Berkeley, University of California, California, USA (1962).

His important group exhibitions include: Ram Kumar and the Bombay Progressives: The Form and the Figure Part II, Aicon Gallery, New York (2013); Des duos et des couples, Aixen Provence, France (with Pablo Picasso and Francoise Gillot) (2003); Tryst with Destiny, Centre for International Modern Art (CIMA), National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA), Mumbai (1997); L’ Estampe Aujourd’hui, Bibliotheque Nationale: Foire Internationale d’Art Contemporian, Grand Palais, Paris (1978).

His international participations include: Transition, 20th Anniversary Show, Centre of International Modern Art(CIMA), Kolkata (2013-14); Roots in the Air, Branches Below: Modern & Contemporary Art from India, San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose (2011); FromEveryday To The Imagined: Modern Indian Art, Singapore Art Museum, Singapore and at Museum of Art, Seoul National University, Seoul (2007-08); International Biennale de Dakar

About Vadehra Gallery
Vadehra Art Gallery is a leading Indian contemporary art gallery, based in New Delhi with a unique offering – hosting regular exhibitions from both established and emerging artists, with a publishing arm, a Gallery Book Store, and the FICA Research Fellowship programme, as well as an international affiliation with Grosvenor Vadehra in London. Since its inception in 1987, Vadehra Art Gallery (VAG) has promoted contemporary Indian art through exhibitions, retrospectives, publications and educational programmes. Over the last 20 years, the gallery has become the locus through which the works of both modern and contemporary artists have reached the public. VAG’s position as an artistic interlocutor with the public is especially vital in contemporary India because of the lack of a vibrant art museum culture.


Government’s total public debt increases by 2.6% at end-December 2013


Government’s total public debt increases by 2.6% at end-December 2013

(The total public debt of the Government increased to Rs.4, 606,350 crore at end-December 2013 from Rs.4, 488,905 crore at end-September 2013, accounting for (QoQ) increase of 2.6% as compared with an increase of 4.6% in the previous quarter (Q2 of FY14))

Snapshot of the report on Public Debt Management for October-December 2013

Government Finances—  The gross fiscal deficit of the Central Government in budget estimates (BE) 2013-14 (FY14) was placed at Rs.5,42,499 crore (4.8% of GDP) as against Rs.5,20,925 crore (5.2% of GDP) in the revised estimates (RE) for 2012-13. The gross and net market borrowing requirements of the Government in FY14BE were placed at Rs.5,79,000 crore and Rs.4,84,000 crore, respectively, which were reduced in revised estimates (RE), as per interim Budget for 2014-15, to Rs.5,63,911 crore and Rs.4,53,902 crore. The gross and net market for 2014-15 are budgeted to increase moderately to Rs.5, 97,000 crore and Rs.4, 57,321 crore.

Gross tax collections during the period, showing a growth of 9.2% against a budgeted growth of 19.1%, at 60.2%of BE were lower than 63.2% a year ago. Collections from corporation tax, projected to grow at 16.9%, stood at Rs.2, 60,447 crore, showing a growth of 9.6% over Rs.2, 37,626 crore in the same period of previous fiscal year. Personal income tax collections at Rs.1, 53,662 crore showed a growth rate of 19.8% against 20.2% projected in BE for FY14. Among the major indirect taxes, collections from customs duties showed a moderate growth of 4.3% during April-December 2013 (BE 13.6%), while growth in excise duties was negative at (-) 6.9% (BE 14.9%). Service tax collections increased by 19.8% during the period under discussion against 35.8% in the BE. Total expenditure during April-December 2013 at 69.9% of BE was higher than 66.5% during the same period of previous year. As a result of lower tax collections and increased expenditure, revenue deficit and fiscal deficit during April-December 2013 at 97.7% and 95.2% of BE were higher than 85.1% and 78.8%, respectively, during the same period a year ago. Primary deficit at 155.9% of BE was also higher than 104.6% during the corresponding period of the previous fiscal year.

   Fiscal outcome April-December 2013                                     (Rs. Crore)
Source: Ministry of Finance, Govt of India

Outstanding Public Debt— The total public debt (excluding liabilities under the ‘Public Account’) of the Government increased to Rs.4, 606,350 crore at end-December 2013 from Rs.4, 488,905 crore at end-September 2013. This represented a quarter-on-quarter (QoQ) increase of 2.6% compared with an increase of 4.6% in the previous quarter (Q2 of FY14). Internal debt constituted 90.9% of public debt, compared with 90.6% at the end of the previous quarter. Marketable securities (consisting of Rupee denominated dated securities and treasury bills/CMBs) accounted for 83.7% of total public debt, compared with 83.1% end-September 2013. The outstanding internal debt of the Government at Rs.4, 189,929 crore increased marginally to 38% of GDP from 37.9% at end-September 2013.

   Composition of Public debt
    Source: Ministry of FinanceGovt of India

In the secondary market, bond yields, hardened since October 10, 2014 and ended quarter at elevated level after touching a high of 9.11% in mid-November. 10-year yield traded at 8.79% at the start of the quarter and softened thereafter to a low of 8.49% (October 10) on back of reduction in the marginal reduction facility (MSF) rate as well as introduction of term repo auctions aimed at normalizing liquidity conditions. However the tightening liquidity condition and continued supply pressure abetted by fears of a sooner-than-anticipated Fed tapering pushed the yield to a high of 9.11% on November 21. Issuance of new 10-year securities (Nov.22) and RBI’s decision (on Dec. 18) to keep the policy rates on hold kept the rising yields in check though announcement of US Federal Reserve decision to commence tapering exerted pressure on yields. 10-year yield traded in the range of 8.49-9.11% during Q3 of FY14 and closed at 8.84% at end-December 2013 as compared with close of 8.83% at end-September 2013.

As compare to the previous quarter, bonds yields marginally moderated over shorter to medium term. At the longer end, the curve was flat at end quarter. As a result, the yield curve flattened during the quarter in above 10-year maturities, while steepening in maturities below 10 years. Moreover, yield curve showed inversions at a few maturity points. The 1yr-10yr spread increased to 13 bps at end-December 2013 from (-)1 bps at end-September 2013, while 10yr-30yr spread declined to 39 bps from 48 bps over the same period. Overall, the 1yr-30yr spread at end of Q3 of FY14 increased to 53 bps from 46 bps at the end of the previous quarter. Reduction in MSF rate by RBI and measures taken to normalise liquidity condition, such as term repos, helped the treasury bills yields curve shift downward during the quarter with a sharper decrease in shorter maturities. As a result, the treasury bill yield curve became flatter during the quarter

Warm regards,

Dr. S P Sharma
Chief Economist


हिन्दुत्व में निहित है दुनिया की हर समस्या का समाधान : चम्पत राय

हिन्दुत्व में निहित है दुनिया की हर समस्या का समाधान : चम्पत राय
      नई दिल्ली फ़रवरी 18, 2014। विश्व की हर समस्या का समाधान हिन्दुत्व में निहित है। विश्व हिन्दू परिषद के अंतर्राष्ट्रीय महा मंत्री श्री चंपत राय ने आज कहा है कि चहुँ ओर विविध प्रकार की समस्याओं से भयाक्रांत विश्व को यदि सरल सुमंगलकारी विकास की ओर लौटना है तो हिन्दुत्व को अपनाना होगा। हिन्दुत्व निष्ठ जीवन पद्धति जिसमें “मातृवत् परदारेषु, परद्रव्येषु लोष्ठवत्, आत्मवत् सर्व भूतेषु…” का आदर्श निहित है तथा “सर्वे भवन्तु सुखिन: सर्वे सन्तु निरामया:” का भाव समाहित है, के द्वारा दुनिया को सच्चे विकास की ओर लौटाया जा सकता है। दक्षिणी दिल्ली के संत नगर स्थित आर्य समाज मन्दिर में आयोजित धर्म रक्षा निधि अर्पण कार्यक्रम में आज उन्होंने यह भी कहा कि इसके लिए वास्तव में हिन्दू जीवन पद्धति, जिसमें बालिका/महिला को मां का महान दर्जा दिया गया है, पर-स्त्री व पराई सम्पत्ति पर बुरी नजर का निषेध है, तथा विश्व के प्रत्येक प्राणी मात्र के कल्याण की बात कही गई है, के द्वारा न सिर्फ़ भारत बल्कि विश्व को लौटना होगा।  
      कार्यक्रम में मुख्य वक्ता के रूप में बोलते हुए उन्होंने यह भी कहा कि मात्र कानून बना देने या राजनैतिक वक्तव्य देने भर से भ्रष्टाचार व महिला उत्पीडन जैसी बीमारियों से छुटकारा नहीं दिलाया जा सकता है। इसके लिए विहिप द्वारा प्रारम्भ किया गया जन जन में सस्कारों का विकास, अस्पर्शता का नाश और धार्मिक तथा आध्यात्मिक मूल्यों का सृजनकारी अभियान मील का पत्थर साबित होगा। विहिप के प्रान्त मीडिया प्रमुख श्री विनोद बंसल द्वारा संचालित इस कार्यक्रम का समापन नन्ही बालिकाओं- कुमारी वाणी व विदुषी द्वारा सस्वर गाए गए वन्दे-मातरम् के मधुर गान से हुआ।

विश्व हिन्दू परिषद के अमर कालोनी प्रखण्ड द्वारा आयोजित इस कार्यक्रम में विहिप के प्रान्त मंत्री श्री विजय गुप्ता, जिला उपाध्यक्ष श्री अनिल चतुर्वेदी, जिला मंत्री श्री अजय कुमार, जिले के बजरंग दल सह संयोजक श्री राकेश पाण्डे, स्थानीय निगम पार्षद श्री के सी तनेजा, संत नगर रेजीडेण्ट वेल्फ़ेयर एसोशिएशन के महा मंत्री श्री सन्नी पुरेवाल, स्थानीय सनातन धर्म मन्दिर समिति के श्रीयुत् श्रीनिवास वशिष्ठ, राष्ट्रीय स्वयं सेवक संघ के सह नगर कार्यवाह श्री दिनेश अग्रवाल, श्री प्रकाश मिश्र, श्री संजय, श्री मृत्युन्जय व श्री सुशील मिश्र, आर्य समाज मंदिर के कोषाध्यक्ष श्री वीरेन्द्र सूद, सह कोषाध्यक्ष श्री विनोद कौशिक, संरक्षक श्री जगदीश गांधी व श्रीमती विमलेश आर्या, प्रतिभा, कल्पना, गुरमीत कौर, राज सूद, छाया तिवारी सहित गुरुद्वारा प्रबन्धक कमेटी तथा सीनियर सिटीजन वेल्फ़ेयर एशोसिएशन के पदाधिकारी उपस्थित थे।


विनोद बंसल,
मीडिया प्रमुख



Dear Stakeholder,

Who else can deliberate better on issues related to Internet Governance – You have the best to hear from at the workshop on “The Emerging issues in Use & Governance of the Internet from the Indian Perspective” being organised by CCAOI:

Shri Kapil Sibal, Hon’ble Minister for Law & Justice and Minister of Communication & Information Technology would be sharing his views along with the following eminent speakers:

Stakeholder Community
Dr. Ajay Kumar
Joint Secretary, Department of Electronics and Information Technology
Dr. Anupam Khanna
Chief Economist & Director-General (Policy Outreach), NASSCOM
Industry Representative
Mr. Arvind Gupta
BJP IT Cell Head
Political Party
Dr. Biswajit Dhar
Director General, Research and Information System for Developing Countries
Policy Expert
Mr. Chaitanya Ramachandran
Associate, Amarchand & Mangaldas & Suresh A. Shroff & Co.
Ms. Chinmayi Arun
Research Director, Centre for Communication Governance, National Law University
Civil society
Mr. Dr. Govind, NIXI
CEO, National Internet Exchange of India
Government & Public Bodies
Dr. Mahesh Uppal
Director,  Com First India
Policy Expert
Dr. Mohan Guruswami
Chairman, Centre for Policy Alternatives.
Policy Expert
Mr. Naresh Ajwani
 Vice Chairman Address Council, ICANN
Civil society
Mr. N.K. Goyal
Chairman Emeritus , Telecom Equipment Manufacturing Association of India
Industry Representative
Mr. Parminder Singh
Executive Director, IT for Change
Civil Society
Mr. Prabir Purkayastha
Vice President, Freedom Software Movement o India
Civil society
Mr. Prasanto Kumar Roy
Editorial Advisor, Cybermedia
Mr. Rajan S. Mathews     
Director-General, Cellular Operators Association of India
Industry Representative
Dr. Rajat Kathuria
Director and Chief Executive, Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER),
Policy Expert
Mr. Ram Narain, DOT
DDG (Security), DDG(AS-II), Department of Telecommunications
Mrs. Ranjoo Mann, DPS
Provice Chairperson, Delhi Public School Sonepat
Mr. R. N Jha
DDG(IR), Department of Telecommunications
Mr. Rahul Sharma, DSCI
Consultant, Data Security Council of India
Industry Representative
Mr. Rajesh Chharia
President, Internet seprvice Providers Association
Industry Representative
Mr. Saikat Datta
Editor (National Security), Hindustan Times

Date: 19th February, 2014

Time: 10.15am – 4.45pm

Venue: Gulmohar Hall, India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road, New Delhi-110003

With warm regards & best wishes,

On behalf of CCAOI

Amrita Choudhury
+91 9899682701

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