कोलकाता, अप्रैल 3 : भारतीय शिक्षाविद् एवं शिक्षा बचाओ आंदोलन के प्रणेता दीनानाथ बत्रा को 26वें डॉ. हेडगेवार प्रज्ञा सम्मान से सम्मानित किया गया। 1 अप्रैल को कोलकाता के बड़ा बाजार स्थित कलामंदिर सभागार, कुमारसभा पुस्तकालय के तत्वाधान में आयोजित इस सम्मान समारोह में सरसंघचालक डॉ. मोहन भागवत तथा डॉ.मुरली मनोहर जोशी ने बत्रा जी को शाल, मान पत्र, व प्रोत्साहन राशि का चेक प्रदान कर सम्मानित किया।
इस अवसर पर राष्ट्रीय स्वयंसेवक संघ (आरएसएस) के सरसंघचालक डॉ. मोहन भागवत ने कहा कि यदि सत्य का उदघाटन भगवाकरण है तो भगवाकरण होना चाहिए। शिक्षा क्षेत्र में दीनानाथ जी के कार्यों की सराहना करते हुए सरसंघचालक ने कहा कि दीनानाथ बत्रा जी भ्रमित लोगों के भ्रम दूर करने तथा कुटिल लोगों के षडयंत्रों का पर्दाफाश करने का प्रशंसनीय कार्य कर रहे हैं। उन्होंने कहा कि विश्व की तमाम समस्याओं के निराकरण के लिए भारतीय विचारों का प्रसार आवश्यक है। कालांतर में सुनियोजित तरीके से लोगों के दिलो-दिमाग से विचारों को मिटने का प्रयास किया गया, हमारी प्रज्ञा नष्ट करने के लिए शिक्षा पद्धति को विकृत किया गया।
सरसंघचालक जी ने कहा कि स्वतंत्रता के बाद की राजनीतिक धारा आम जनमानस को जागृत करने में सहयोग नहीं कर पाई। इसके बावजूद भारत अपनी सांस्कृतिक विशेषताओं के कारण टिका रहा। भारत की अनेकता में एकता वाली संस्कृति के चलते बाहर से आए पंथ-संप्रदाय भी भारतीय संस्कृति से प्रभावित हुए बिना नहीं रह सके। उन्होंने कहा कि यद्यपि देश के हर नागरिक को जागृत करना संभव नहीं, तथापि अनुकरणीय व्यक्तियों के आचरण को उन्नत कर समाज की स्थिति बेहतर की जा सकती है।
उन्होंने कहा कि राष्ट्रीय स्वयंसेवक संघ डॉ. हेडगेवार का तत्व रूप है, भारत को उन्नत और सिरमौर बनाने के लिए डॉ. हेडगेवार की प्रज्ञा का ही सहारा लेना पड़ेगा। डॉ.हेडगेवार ने बीज रूप में अपने को गलाकर संघ का विशाल वटवृक्ष खड़ा किया, जिसके अंतर्गत राष्ट्रीय जागरण हेतु समर्पित विभिन्न संस्थाएं अलग-अलग क्षेत्रों में कार्य कर रही हैं।
सम्मान प्राप्तकर्ता दीनानाथ बत्रा जी ने कहा कि शिक्षा प्रकाश के समान है जो मनुष्य के आंतरिक गुणों को प्रस्फुटित करता है। उन्होंने शिक्षा व्यवस्था को बेहतर बनाने के लिए भारतीय शिक्षा पद्धति में बदलाव पर जोर दिया। कुछ सुझाव भी दिए - जिसमें शिक्षा के लिए स्वायत्त आयोग का गठन, शिक्षा व्यवस्था का दायित्व प्रशासनिक अधिकारियों के बजाय शिक्षाविदों को सौंपना, आईएएस की तर्ज पर आईईएस (एजूकेशन सर्विस) गठित करना, समाज सेवा को शिक्षा का अनिवार्य अंग बनाना, शिक्षा पद्धति में प्राचीन व आधुनिक विज्ञान का समन्वय, पाठ्य पुस्तकों का समाजीकरण, राष्ट्रीयकरण, आध्यात्मीकरण करना, भारतीय भाषाओं को प्राथमिकता देना शामिल है।
समारोह के अध्यक्ष पूर्व केंद्रीय मंत्री डॉ. मुरली मनोहर जोशी ने कहा कि विदेशी आक्रमणकारियों ने भारत को संज्ञा शून्य कर दिया। जिसके खतरनाक परिणाम देखने को मिल रहे हैं। लोगों की जीवन शैली, रहन-सहन, खान-पान सब कुछ बदल रहा है, भारत के लोग अपनी उपलब्धियों पर गर्व करने के बजाय आत्महीनता की स्थिति से गुजर रहे हैं। अपनी मान्यताओं, परंपराओं के स्थान पर बाहर से आई चीजों को तरजीह दे रहे हैं। उन्होंने कहा कि हिंदुत्व का व्यापक विचार ही प्रज्ञा शून्यता को दूर करने का एकमात्र उपाय है। भारत उधार लिए हुए विचारों से समृद्ध नहीं होगा, बल्कि अपने मूल विचारों, सिद्धांतों को अपनाकर ही उन्नत व महान बनेगा।
इस दौरान विशिष्ट अतिथि प्रभात प्रकाशन के प्रबंध निदेशक प्रभात कुमार ने भी समारोह को संबोधित किया। पुस्तकालय के अध्यक्ष डॉ. प्रेम शंकर त्रिपाठी ने गणमान्यजनों का स्वागत किया व पूर्व अध्यक्ष जुगल किशोर जैथलिया ने धन्यवाद ज्ञापित किया।
Source: News Bharati http://bit.ly/1DEjq3Y
(Source: MediaCrooks) “Living is easy with eyes closed, misunderstanding all you see” is a line from a famous song. Some people have all the luck – they actually live that line in bliss. There are those who defend Leslee Undwin’s documentary under freedom of expression without thinking about the sinister motive of the then Congress govt and the film-maker and her funders and her violation of many agreed terms. They forget, the same govt had threatened and bullied a TV series called Crime Patrol over making an episode on Nirbhaya. The producers even received threats on the phone. But the Congress govt was happy to allow Udwin right into Tihar jail, have a loverly chat with the rapists and use the soundbites from one to tar an entire country – the target obviously being tarring Hindu culture as one of “rapists”. For the benefit of the ignorant ones, the whole operation of the documentary with the covert operators behind it is detailed in this Storified page.
Udwin’s documentary was given permission to film in July 2013 and one has to wonder why it took two years to make and why release it only recently around Women’s Day this year. Had it been released prior to May 2014 I doubt Congress would have got 44 seats even. But Udwin’s documentary is just one small part of a diabolical Christian onslaught on the ModiSarkar. Foreign terrorists often operate with local accomplices. This Christian hitjob by Udwin & Co did have their Christian accomplices in Delhi – NDTV:
The reward for NDTV was to do a world premiere of this Christian filth. BBC-4 carried it though. In my post “The 11th hour’’ I had mentioned how desperate attempts were being made by the Chrislamists to stop Narendra Modi from becoming PM. They had realised by then that the prospect was imminent. Christian bigot John Dayal was with his bigot-counterparts in the US Congress still trying to retain the ban on Modi’s US travel. The stupid principal of St Xavier’s Mumbai was writing emails to his students with an implicit message to not vote BJP. A host of other dubious Fiberals were writing open letters in newspapers to keep the BJP out. Unfortunately for them, the inevitable happened. The Christian regime of Sonia Gandhi was thrashed in the LS elections. It forced AK Antony to admit Congress is perceived as “anti-Hindu”. He makes just one error, it’s not a perception – Congress under Sonia was indeed anti-Hindu and Congress has always been so.
I call the SoniaG regime a Christian-regime. Under her hundreds of dubious NGOs with a Christian agenda set up shop, got huge funds from abroad and the conversion-factory witnessed a boom. Most of these NGOs were funded by the same covert ops specialists that funded Udwin’s documentary. The late YSR more or less created “industrial zones” for these conversion factories as his state hosted the biggest operators from the industry. The Sonia-Christian regime had support from all the Christian lobbies from the West. In India, the Commie media backed their operations for their covert war against Hindus and Hindu culture. It is the one religion or culture that the Chrislamists haven’t been able to destroy but it is WIP. Even stupid Hindus who are too blind to see these operations to destroy them blissfully live easy in misunderstanding. It took just a few days after ModiSarkar got in for the chaos and anarchy operators to start their war against Modi and his govt. The first being the concocted agitation against power cuts and power bills in Delhi. Considering this was nothing new and ModiSarkar was just in, these Western pimps had already started plotting his fall.
All you have to do is imagine that BJP had only 249 seats and 33 other coalition members in the govt and I guarantee this – the govt would have already faced a no-confidence motion in parliament. It would have faced such a motion every six months. It is just that BJP having 282 on its own makes that operation difficult to carry out. The situation for the Christian conversion-mafia aggravated after the govt choked funds to spurious NGOs sometime around August-September 2014 and I know this for a fact:
At the start of 2015 a few churches were vandalised and one was earlier gutted. That was another trigger to start off a “Christians under attack, Christians under attack” campaign. This was followed by a moronic “religious intolerance” comment by Barack Obama which the media comfortably used as another snub to the so-called “fringe” Hindu forces. Only a fool would believe Obama’s reference to the incident was an accident or out of any real concern. We don’t know who did it but chances are those opposed to Modi were the ones responsible. The media screamed “Christians under attack” again after a recent attack on a church at Mangalore. Turns out the attack was by a disgruntled employee (just like those who frequently slapped Arvind Kejriwal for which AAP conveniently blamed BJP). The professional agitators of AAP held another street agitation against the church attacks. Take that, more paint to the campaign of “Christians feel unsafe” under ModiSarkar.
Nothing is accidental about these events. These are all well-choreographed and scripted. There is just one problem. As usual, the lies are quickly spread but truth takes a while longer to come out. When the data on attacks on places of worship came out the attacks on churches were the least in number (not that any attack is justifiable). But like in the trading industry the smallest dealer makes the loudest noise. This data carried in IE should shame all the liars in the media and politics but it won’t. As always, LIE BIG, retract small – sometimes don’t even retract:
Church attacks were no better under the previous Christian regime of SoniaG but it is now being amplified as “Christians under attack, Christians under attack”. The Muslims are not so much into organised conversion as Christians except through marriage and are sizeable in India to carry out any campaign that their community demands or needs. In contrast, the Christians are a smaller percentage at 3 or 4. Therefore, their international accomplices in their agenda play a big part in tarring the Modi govt as anti-Christian. Thus, the Modi govt is being painted as anti-Christian even though he has indulged in appeasement of this community by meeting them and even taking personal interest in getting a Christian conversion-factory worker released from Afghanistan. These attacks are not going to stop soon. And our media runs to prominent Christians to vent their imaginary frustration very emotionally as this stupid headline from Indian Express from an Oped by Julio Ribeiro, a former decorated cop:
Really? Over what? The church attacks that were amplified, that Mother Teresa was exposed as a fake angel and GharWapsi. This is as sick as a silly old man can get. Talking emotional nonsense that will then get tom-tomed by our media mafia to further tar the Modi govt and portray Hindus as fascists who want to destroy Christians. He feels a stranger in his own country. Don’t forget the silly morons who wanted to leave India if Modi became PM. Don’t forget the bimbo who said she has a small child and how could she live in India if Modi became PM. All these calamity-mongers are the biggest scumbags – some willing and some merely stupid. You would wonder why otherwise sensible Hindus (at least those with Hindu names) fall for this stupidity. Just look at the Brown slave Ashutosh Varshney. This Barkha-sidekick whines for what Ribeiro writes without the slightest concern for facts. They whine because their money comes from the guys who further the Christian agenda.
The Fiberal writers and other sundry activists of the Hindu variety also do the same to further the Christian agenda because their publishers, their money and the awards they value and the junkets they are sponsored to, all come from the same Christian fountain. The few RW journalists will also not speak out loud because their bread too is buttered indirectly by the same mafia. That is how SoniaG built her vast coterie. As soon as he realised the folly of the nonsense he had written, Ribeiro had to admit he had chewed the very hand that fed him all of his 86 years. He admitted to a channel that he had exaggerated his crap which bigger morons like Varshney easily buy and so do many stupid Fiberal Hindus. The loss of 10 years of unhindered Christian agenda peddling is starting to take a toll and therefore this campaign. There are two joint signature themes to this campaign:
“Modi is anti-minority and
India is unsafe for women under BJP”
There, the theme has been established and it will continue to hog headlines with fake news or incidents amplified to disproportionate levels right through the next few years. Don’t look too far. The pimps at NDTV wasted no time in exploiting the Udwin documentary and anti-women theme during an interactive session with Christian Lagarde of the IMF. A dumb girl, cleverly tutored by NDTV (and probably a future anchor for them), asked the IMF head this question on March 16:
And these are the bimbos who are hand-picked by NDTV with tutored questions which shock and are laughed at even by the guest on the show. Now, I can understand somewhat if that tutored-bimbo had asked if women will be left behind but her royal dumbness was made to ask if growth will be only for “Hindu males”. At least C5M Sagarika was kinder; she said all Indian males are ugly. So, it is not just men according to NDTV pimps but it only Hindu men who will benefit from Modi govt’s policies. What pigs formulate such tactics if not for anti-Hindu Christians? If this is the sample of an educated woman in Delhi who keeps track of growth, politics or media then she comes from the dumbest of samples. This is because Modi’s record in Gujarat and at the Centre shows a strong (desirable) bias towards growth of women (even campaigns like Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao). Modi was CM of a state where women never experience fears and move freely even in late hours in the night. Women visitors to the state have acknowledged this.
There is worse; some spokie for the Bengal convent said on NDTV on March 17 the rapists at Nadia school vandalised the church and that it was part of the “GharWapsi” program. GharWapsi is done through rapes and church attacks? What kind of extreme anti-Hindu bitching is going on here? But the Christian mafia’s campaign is not based on facts or truth as any propaganda is unlikely to be. The international mafia then picks up the thread as Reuters does here:
Christians say? Which Christians? The pimps from NDTV? Or anti-national pigs like John Dayal? Or that Father Emmanuel who said the concept of “Karma” that Hindus believe in is all nonsense? Conveniently quote some stray quack and claim the headline. Now what was Reuters on about? It was about a 72-year old nun raped in Bengal recently. This is not a stray rape that has happened in Bengal under Mamata Banerjee. There have been quite a few before and some rapes ending in murders too. And when law and order is a state matter why is Modi responsible for a rape in Bengal? Media mafia’s campaign will take anything they get to target Modi. But you just got lucky! An Archbishop straight from Zombieland established the “Supreme Court of Jesus Against Modi” and delivered the following ruling:
Here’s the best part which most media morons have conveniently ignored or probably covered up. If rape happens in a school our media trashes the school authorities and holds them responsible. If in an office they hold the company management responsible. They even find out if the companies had instituted a Committee to hear SH complaints mandated by the SC. What happened in Nadia, Bengal? Here’s what:
The rape happened inside the premises? Why isn’t that Archbishop responsible if he is the management? Why isn’t the person running the school responsible? Whose is the head that should roll first? But no! According to this anti-Modi preacher, none of the in-house management is responsible or accountable, the State CM is not responsible but someone miles away is inciting rapes inside the school’s premises? How sick is this man? Are these bishops and priests really serious about their churches? Aren’t there churches full of rapists and pedophiles? What makes these people so holy? Here’s a horrendous story about filthy priests and tortured nuns – a true story. This is in Kerala. What these bishops mean is they are free to rape inside their church and Jesus allows that?
Considering the frequent sexual offences in churches and their other outlets why shouldn’t churches also be asked to form Sexual offence committees mandated by the SC? But that’s a logical question and their agenda is not based on logic – it’s based on hate-mongering against this BJP govt and against Hindus in general.
I have said many times and also written on this site that politics in India is not really left wing or right wing politics. Our politics is really Chrislamists Vs Hindus. The Christian mafia’s agenda here is to tar the Modi govt while their political accomplices will agitate to ensure no major bills are passed in the parliament; especially not the anti-conversion bill which they dread. Their media accomplices will constantly drum up bogus issues and blow up minor issues to portray Modi as a demon who is anti-minority and BJP is anti-women. That is the social aspect. Politically, they will paint Modi as anti-farmer and anti-poor as they have been doing all along. They will deviously portray him as causing social strife and disharmony. They will also use non-regular participants like Ribeiro as useful idiots. All the good work by ModiSarkar will be blacked out or receive token mentions (TOI recently even blacked out Modi’s visit to Sri Lanka).
The Christian agenda is to throw out the BJP govt if possible or to at least ensure it doesn’t win more states and 2019. It is for Hindus to understand this vicious, organised mafia and not fall for the Christian agenda – domestic and international.
Original Source: http://www.mediacrooks.com/2015/03/the-anti-modi-christian-agenda.html
[Source: Indian Express 02/03/2015] When the Jammu and Kashmir BJP gave the call for “Mission 44+” during the run up to the assembly elections in the state, we had our own assessments and calculations for how we could achieve it. We foresaw various post-poll scenarios and worked on different permutations and combinations. But frankly, not even once did we think of a situation where we would be joining hands with the PDP.
Something that was unthinkable and unimaginable has happened. Today, J&K has a coalition government led jointly by the PDP and the BJP. In politics, the lure of power sometimes makes strange bedfellows. Occasionally, politics also provides you with an opportunity to think of impossible things to achieve larger goals. What prompted the BJP and the PDP to form this alliance?
Had it been only the lure of power, there would have been a government in Jammu some six to eight weeks ago. If power were the only objective, better options were available to the PDP — the Congress and the National Conference were ready to support it unconditionally. An “unholy” alliance between these parties would have left the BJP the lone opposition in the state. But besides being unholy, it would have also become an unrepresentative government.
The J&K assembly elections have thrown up a difficult and complex verdict. Any government without BJP participation would have meant the exclusion of one full region of the state in the administration. Thus the options were restricted. And we decided to go for the most difficult, yet most durable, option — a PDP-BJP alliance.
“The results of these elections have been judged as fractured and indecisive by everyone. The reality is that it is not the mandate of political parties that is fractured; it is the polity of J&K that is fractured. Instead of being judgemental about these electoral results, the PDP and the BJP have made efforts to understand the verdict in all its complexity” – this is how the common minimum programme of the PDP-BJP coalition describes the electoral outcome.
It took a full two months to stitch this alliance carefully. As Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed described it aptly, the two parties are like the “North and South Poles”. There were difficulties, highs and lows, as well as stalemates during the nerve-wracking negotiations.
There were at least a couple of occasions when we almost decided to call off the talks and pack up. It was like the proverbial war of nerves.
Yet we succeeded in the end because of two factors. First, neither side looked at government formation as arithmetic. We had a much larger objective in mind. We had a distinct mandate that needed to be respected. There was an opportunity to bring the people of Jammu and the Valley closer. As Mufti pointed out, the geographical distance can be covered in six hours; but
the emotional distance couldn’t be covered in 60 years. We are also presented with the opportunity to decimate the emotional barriers between J&K and the rest of the country.
Second, our success depended on the fact that we didn’t allow any extraneous factors to influence us. We kept the negotiations strictly under wraps, not with any ulterior intention, but to ensure that we don’t get distracted.
We finally have a common minimum programme, “Agenda of the Alliance”, released yesterday by the new chief minister and his deputy. Have we compromised? A resounding no. Where we have fundamental differences, we have admitted it honestly and given our prescription based on a common understanding — not necessarily consensus — of each other’s concerns.
Take, for example, the question of Article 370. “While recognising the different positions and appreciating the perceptions BJP and PDP have on the constitutional status of J&K, considering the political and legislative realities, the present position will be maintained on all the constitutional provisions pertaining to J&K, including the special status in the Constitution of India” — this is what the common minimum programme says. We have agreed to “maintain all constitutional provisions” for the next six years, something we did in 1999, when the Atal Bihari Vajpayee-led NDA government was formed.
Similarly, on the contentious Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, the common minimum programme has left the onus of taking a “final view” on the Union government, while the state government would, for its part, “examine” the need for “denotifying disturbed areas”. Even here, both the parties admit that they “have historically held a different view on the AFSPA and the need for it in the state at present”.
The focus of the new coalition government will be threefold: restoring peace, the large-scale rehabilitation of flood victims and ensuring “equitable distribution and balanced development” of all the three regions of the state. Towards that end, the common minimum programme has many social, humanitarian and developmental initiatives for all sections of the state.
The Kashmiri Pandits will return to the Valley with “dignity based on their rights as state subjects”. A “one-time settlement” will be worked out for the refugees from Pakistan-occupied Kashmir of 1947, ’65 and ’71. Measures will be taken to ensure that the West Pakistan refugees who have been languishing in the state for almost 70 years, without their basic human needs being taken care of, will get “sustenance and livelihood”. A new dawn is breaking for millions of hapless refugees who will now get a ration card for the first time in their lives.
An ambitious agenda of governance and development guides the new coalition in the state. The challenges are serious. A rotten, corrupt system is what the new leaders have inherited. A near bankrupt economy and the utter misery of the people stare them in the face. Above all, they will have to manage the inherent contradictions between two political parties with distinct ideological predilections.
But the leadership is mature. It may take some time to adjust to the new partnership. A faux pas causing PR problems every now and then can’t be ruled out. However, if the coalition leadership is committed to the vision enunciated in the common minimum programme, it would open a new chapter in the history of J&K.
A political commentator has observed that this common minimum programme is a document that symbolises the second and de facto accession of the state. This may sound hyperbolic. Nevertheless, it underscores the significance of this historic alliance in J&K. Its success will herald a landmark strengthening of India’s integrity and sovereignty.
The writer, national general secretary of the BJP, led the negotiations with the PDP for government formation in J&K
(Original Source: http://indianexpress.com/article/opinion/columns/the-twain-shall-meet-2/)
When the BJP first came to power in the late 1990s we heard of anti-Christian incidents perpetrated by members of the Sangh Parivar, the majority of which proved to be blatant falsehoods. We need to recall those events to give a reality check to a similar campaign of unsubstantiated calumny that is raising its head again to discredit the BJP government, says Vivek Gumaste. [Source: Rediff News]
It stands out as a masterstroke of ideological gamesmanship; a Machiavellian exercise par excellence; a deceptive, cruel phantasma specifically conjured up to mislead the public, hijack the moral discourse in the nation and embarrass the government on the international front.
It is a ditto replay -- the same suffocating hysteria, the same unsubstantiated hype and the same haste to condemnation.
When the Bharatiya Janata Party first came to power in the late 1990s we heard of anti-Christian incidents allegedly perpetrated by members of the Sangh Parivar, the majority of which proved to be blatant falsehoods deliberately blown out of proportion and distorted to gain political and religious mileage.
We need to recall those events to give a reality check to a similar campaign of unsubstantiated calumny (church attacks in Delhi) that is raising its head again to discredit the current BJP government.
Rewind to 1998 to review a much publicised incident involving the rape of four Christian nuns in Jhabua, Madhya Pradesh. Even before any details of this crime were available, major newspapers had conducted a trial, established the criminal guilt of Hindu organisations, and communicated this message to the country and the world at large by splashing this news across their front pages -- a clear case of the press playing the part of accuser, judge and jury rolled into one.
It was left to Francois Gautier, the correspondent in South Asia for Le Figaro, France's largest-circulated newspaper, who went to Jhabua to unearth the truth. This is what he wrote in the Hindustan Times (February 1, 1999)"
'This massive outcry on the "atrocities against the minorities" raises also doubts about the quality and integrity of Indian journalism. Take, for instance, the rape of the four nuns in Jhabua. Today the Indian press (and the foreign correspondents -- witness Tony Clifton's piece in the last issue of Newsweek) are still reporting that it was a 'religious' rape.'
'Yet I went to Jhabua and met the four adorable nuns, who themselves admitted, along with their Bishop George Anatil, that it had nothing to do with religion. It was the doing of a gang of Bhil tribals, known to perpetrate this kind of hateful acts on their own women.'
'Yet today, the Indian press, the Christian hierarchy and the politicians continue to include the Jhabua rape in the list of atrocities against Christians.'
A few days later, the home minister released a list of the criminals, a list forwarded to him by the Congress (whose leader incidentally happens to be Christian) government of Madhya Pradesh at that time: 12 of the accused were Christians!
Christian groups initially questioned this finding, but when confronted with irrefutable proof chose to ignore it. And the newspapers?
Yes, they reported it in some hidden corner of their papers following what has become an accepted strategy for some: Create hype, discredit your adversaries and finally when the truth comes out, report it in small print.
Other similar incidents confirm my view point. In 2000, a series of bomb blasts occurred in churches across Karnataka, Andhra and Goa. Again, without evidence Hindu groups were promptly indicted for these attacks. Eventually, it turned out to be the handiwork of a Muslim organisation, Deendar Anjuman with Pakistani links.
The group was caught red-handed with Om symbols in their possession meant to frame Hindu groups (Centre to consider banning Deendar Anjuman, Rediff.com, August 3, 2000).
Despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary and glaring proof of a frame-up, our media continued to blame Hindu groups invoking a bizarre logic: 'But it is clear that such organisations have become active in an environment of intolerance and bigotry that the Hindu Right is squarely responsible for creating.' (Frontline, July 22, 2000).
Another series of church attacks in Karnataka in 2008 were investigated by the Justice B K Somasekara Commission of Inquiry which categorically stated: 'There is no basis to the apprehension of Christian petitioners that politicians, the BJP, mainstream Sangh Parivar and the state government are directly or indirectly involved in the attacks.' (Clean chit for BJP, Parivar, Rediff.com, January 28, 2011).
While not denying the occurrence of some isolated anti-Christian hate attacks, an objective assessment indicates that the broader anti-Christian narrative was willfully orchestrated with an ulterior motive in mind.
With this past scenario as the backdrop, let us focus on the current spate of church attacks. In a hard hitting article, Rupa Subramanya (Crying wolf: Narrative of 'Delhi church attacks' Flies in the Face of Facts. Firstpost.com, February 16) after examining each individual 'incident in detail and taking into account the facts available concludes: 'There's no evidence whatever that these six incidents in Dilshad Garden, Jasola, Rohini, Vikaspuri, Vasant Kunj and Vasant Vihar are related or part of a pattern of attacks on minority institutions.'
She rightfully avers: 'It's also necessary to keep the nature and quantum of these incidents in the proper perspective. Crucially, it's not just churches that are periodically vandalised alone, according to the Delhi police, 206 temples, 30 gurdwaras and three churches and 14 mosques were burgled in 2014.'
Finally, she poses the million dollar question: 'Why exactly are church leaders and their friends in the media so eager to establish there's a communal angle to these recent incidents when the facts say the opposite? What are they hoping to gain? It's irresponsible and downright dangerous if they promote their agenda in the face of the facts.'
The rights of every Indian, regardless of her/his religious denomination, must be safeguarded. Genuine atrocities must be brought to the fore and addressed suitably to ensure a climate devoid of fear for that is what our country and our age old tradition is about.
But any campaign must be backed by the strength of truth and honesty. It cannot be a ploy to gain ideological advantage or a camouflage to pursue illicit conversions unhindered. We need to look through these old shenanigans.
[Source: http://www.rediff.com/news/column/anti-christian-acts-the-myth-and-reality/20150225.htm ]
[Source: Economic Times 18/02/2015]
If you look at the Indian business landscape, you will see several successful services companies in fields like airlines (e.g., Jet, IndiGo), healthcare (e.g., Apollo, Manipal), mobile phone services (e.g., Idea, Airtel) and IT services (e.g., TCS, Infosys).
Many of these companies are comparable to global peers, if not potential world-beaters. What we don't have are the corresponding product companies. We don't have an aircraft-maker like Boeing, a pharma company like Pfizer, a network equipment company like Cisco, or a software product company like Microsoft.
Is this a problem? Yes. Because Boeing and Airbus alone generate almost as much profit as all global airlines put together. Pfizer's profits are more than those of the top 100 hospitals in the US. Cisco's profits are more than those of all European mobile operators. Microsoft generates more profit than those of top 20 pure-play global IT services firms. If India remains bereft of product companies, it won't be a sustainable economy in the future.
Building product companies is hard. Despite the fanfare, Tata Motors' Nano has failed. And, sadly, Bajaj has been humbled by Honda in the last two years. In hi-tech, Ittiam, despite its success in developing core intellectual property in online video, hasn't broken into the main league. With our borders open to global competition, is it too far-fetched to imagine that in a few years, Amazon will have pipped Flipkart and that Uber - not Ola - will rule our roads? Google already owns our search, Skype owns voice messaging, Facebook owns social media.
Is India destined to lose all these battles? Maybe not. But if we are to win, we have to embrace a new game plan. Products, especially software products, are a winner-take-all business. Either you win or you are anobody. It's not a place for the faint-hearted. In fact, tentativeness translates into a loss. It leads to subcritical investments.
We are staring at a costly example of this in the nuclear reactor industry. India can build 700 MW reactors. But economies of scale now kick in at 1,600 MW. Since we didn't invest enough in the last 20 years - despite the wonderful start Homi Bhabha gave us in the 1950s - we are not a player in this large-reactor segment.
So, we will spend more money on buying these bigger reactors from France, Russia and the US in the next three years than what we have spent on our entire nuclear industry in the past 50 years.
This, unfortunately, is not a one-off case. In telecom, despite C-Dot,C-Dac and Sam Pitroda, we have only created one Tejas Networks, a nifty networking start-up from Bengaluru. But Tejas gets a piddly 1% of the annual telecom capex buys in the country. The rest is imported. Such failures don't even faze us. We pretend they don't matter.
Building a world-class product company needs a different mindset. You have to go all-in and bet the company on the market or on the technology shift underway. This mindset is new to us. Our success in building services companies comes in the way.
To be sure, we are not the only victims of this effect. Taiwan, too, isn't aplayer in mobile phones, ironically, because its design services legacy holds it back. Venezuela is not able to crack the chocolate market. El Ray owns the high-end cocoa market, but comes up a cropper in high-end chocolates. The Belgians or the Swiss are a chocolate nation because they don't have the 'cocoa mindset'.
Lack of a services industry legacy helps not just South Korea but also Estonia (which created Skype) and Finland (the land of Nokia and the Angry Bird game). Mindset matters,big time.
We have to jettison two ideas that hold us back. One, we have to accept that no matter how well-run IndiGo Airlines is, it'll not become a Boeing. Similarly, a Narayana Hrudayalaya Hospital will never bring a drug to the market like Pfizer does. Airtel will never build a router like Cisco. And TCS will never be a Microsoft.
Two, we must discard our mentality of unbridled greed and reluctance to make bets - best showcased in our penchant for large Olympics contingents. Nobody cares about how many athletes you send to a sports competition. They only care about the number of medals you win. To improve odds of winning, small focused efforts produce better results than grandiose schemes.
Today, we have four times more new start-ups than Israel for one-sixth the outcomes. One reason is that the ecosystem enablers are narrowly sector-focused in Israel. The accelerators that help medical device companies don't work with cybersecurity start-ups there.
Can't we have a sector-focused approach in India aiming at solar energy or medical devices? Anything that smells like a generic 'start-up' programme will have a low impact, and is quite likely to be a scam.
Software product entrepreneurs when successful make a big economic impact in this winner-takes-all world. So they are being courted worldwide. The US is trying to get the 'start-up visas' in place for them. Canada already has a working programme. Singapore has start-up tax exemption. Britain is in the game too.
In our last Budget, there was a tantalising line about "a special focus on software product start-ups". Nine months have passed and nothing material has happened yet. Maybe this new Budget will bring some well-thought-out policies to light. This year, 75% of newly-funded software product start-ups will re-domicile themselves in Singapore or the US (up from 54% last year).
It is time India wakes up to its Product Nation imperative. In 1998, the National Democratic Alliance government had introduced a 108-point policy for IT services whose benefits we see around us today. The present government must do the same for software products.
For the first time in modern India's history, we have a chance to create world-winning products from India. The decisions we take today to support our fight to become a Product Nation will decide whether tomorrow's Google, Viagra, Facebook or Uber comes from our nation.
T V Mohandas Pai is former CFO, Infosys, and Sharad Sharma isformer CEO, Yahoo India R&D
अरुंधती वशिष्ठ अनुसन्धान पीठ द्वारा राष्ट्रीय निबन्ध प्रतियोगिता का आयोजन किया गया है। अन्तिम तिथि 15 जुलाई 2014 है। एक मात्र पुरस्कार 1 लाख रुपये। अधिक जानकारी के लिए देखे: Link
श्री नरेन्द्र मोदी द्वारा पोलिंग बूथ से दूर केवल अपने मोबाइल से स्वयँ का चित्र लेने और मीडिया के सवाल का जवाब देने पर चुनाव आयोग ने दो FIR दर्ज कर दी और राहुल गाँधी मतदान केन्द्र के अन्दर EVM वोटिंग मशीन के पास जाये, मीटिंग करे एवम पोस्टर और बैनर लगावें उस पर चुनाव आयोग चुप क्यों है? क्या इसे ही चुनाव आयोग निष्पक्ष चुनाव कहती है?
राहुल गाँधी की बहन श्रीमती प्रियन्का वॉड्रा की सचिव प्रीति सहाय पोलिंग बूथ के अन्दर मतदाताओ को प्रभावित करती है जब कि वो न तो वहा कि मतदाता है न ही उनके पास वहा आने का अनुमति पत्र है। चुनाव आयोग फिर भी मौन क्यों है?
अपने ही मतदान क्षैत्र मे रैली करने से श्री नरेंद्र मोदी को रोक दिया जाता है, लोकतन्त्रिक भारत के इतिहास मे ऐसा पहले कभी नहीं हुआ कि एक प्रत्याशी को अपने ही क्षैत्र मे प्रचार करने से रोक दिया गया हो। चुनाव आयोग जी क्या इसे ही निष्पक्ष चुनाव कहतें है?
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किसी भी लोकतांत्रिक देश के लिए चुनाव ही उसके राजनैतिक भविष्य का निर्धारण करते है और यही देशवाशियो के लिए अपने अधिकार एवं मत का प्रयोग करने का अवसर देते है। संसदीय चुनाव 2014 भारत के भावी प्रधानमंत्री एवं देश के भविष्य का निर्धारण करने वाले है। चुनाव प्रारम्भ हो चुके है। एक पूर्व छात्र होने के नाते अपना राष्ट्रीय कर्तव्य समझते हुए हम भी चुनाव में वोट करे एवं सुनिश्चित करे की हमारे मित्र एवं पडोसी भी वोट अवश्य करे, उन्हें चुनाव के दिन फ़ोन करके अथवा अपने साथ ले जाकर वोट देना यह सुनिश्चित करे।
जब वोट करने जाते है तो स्वभाविक प्रश्न होता है कि कैसे निश्चित करे किसे वोट करना चाहिए। इसके लिए निम्न बातो का ध्यान रखना चाहिए:
1) वोट उस पार्टी के उम्मीदवार को जाये जो देश को एक स्थायी सरकार दे सके
2) जो चुनाव के समय देश के विकास की बात प्रमुखता से रखता हो और जो तुष्टिकरण से दूर रहे
3) जो समस्त देशवासियो के हित एवं विकास की बात करता हो न की एक वर्ग विशेष की
4) जिसके लिए देश ही सर्व प्रथम हो, जो कठिन निर्णय लेते समय किसी दबाव में काम न करे और देश हित ही सर्वोपरि माने
5) जिस पार्टी के घोषणा पत्र में देश के भविष्य के लिए: सुरक्षा, आर्थिक विकास, सांस्कृतिक विरासत, रोजगार, सुसंचालन आदि पर बल दिया गया हो
6) और जिसने प्रधानमंत्री पद के लिए अपना उम्मीदवार स्पष्ट कर रखा हो जिससे चुनाव के बाद जोड़-तोड़ की राजनीति से बचा जा सके। जोड़-तोड़ की राजनीति से एक दुर्बल सरकार जन्म ले सकती है।
अपना मत एक देशभक्त एवं मजबूत सरकार के लिए देवे। आइये हम सभी अपने राष्ट्रीय कर्तव्य को पूरा करने के लिए चुनाव में वोट करे एवं सुनिश्चित करे की हमारे मित्र एवं पडोसी भी वोट अवश्य करे