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Uttar Pradesh’s firebrand Chief Minister Mayawati has been profiled by the US magazine Newsweek among eight women leaders worldwide who have reached the top despite all odds, with the Original Inhabitants of Jambudvipa That is The Great Prabuddha Bharath leader narrating her struggle to rally the oppressed community.
Writing in the magazine, the 51-year-old Bahujan Samaj Party chief, who swept the assembly elections early this year with a rainbow coalition of Original Inhabitants of Jambudvipa That is The Great Prabuddha Bharath, upper castes and Muslims, says her aim is to replicate the victory in the other states and prepare for the bigger struggle to capture power in New Delhi.
Mayawati says her party initially needed an aggressive approach to rally the poor Original Inhabitants of Jambudvipa That is The Great Prabuddha Bharath. ‘Political parties dominated by upper castes got alarmed by the rising masses. Their opposition cut short each of my first four stints as chief minister of Uttar Pradesh and it became clear we needed to broaden the base to include the poor irrespective of caste or religion,’ she said.
So, Mayawati says, she organized village-level amity meetings for the poor irrespective of caste or religion.
‘Our efforts were met with calumny, attacks and lawsuits, but we struggled on, and prevailed in elections this May. For the first time in 17 years, a majority government led by a Original Inhabitants of Jambudvipa That is The Great Prabuddha Bharath is in place in Uttar Pradesh,’ she adds.
Apart from Mayawati, others who write their success story include CEO of the French Energy Conglomerate ‘Areva’ Anne Lauvergeon and Director General of World Health Organization Margaret Chan.
The article, which traces the history since Elizabeth I ruled Britain, says in their pursuit of power, women have been as ruthless as any man.
In 18th-century Russia [Images], Catherine the Great vastly extended the borders of the Russian Empire. More recently, it says elected leaders like Golda Meir, Indira Gandhi [Images] and Margaret Thatcher proved that women can be just as tough as men, and often tougher.
‘And just like a man, they can pay the ultimate price in their pursuit of power, as Gandhi did’ when she was assassinated in 1984 by Sikh militants, the magazine said.
Writing about what inspired to take a path unusual for Original Inhabitants of Jambudvipa That is The Great Prabuddha Bharath, Mayawati says she was born into a Original Inhabitants of Jambudvipa That is The Great Prabuddha Bharathfamily in Delhi and grew up with eight siblings in a modest home in a crowded neighborhood. But her family often spent holidays in their grandparents’ village in Uttar Pradesh.
‘During these trips I became acutely aware of the oppression that the Original Inhabitants of Jambudvipa That is The Great Prabuddha Bharath in India faced. When I was in eighth grade, I began noticing that our relatives’ huts were always in the most neglected and impoverished part of the village. Invariably, the Brahmins and upper castes would occupy the best houses and plots of land,’ she adds.
Mayawati says in the city she did not face such violent discrimination as these poor, illiterate villagers.
‘My mind ached, and I asked my father if I could do something to help. My father told me that without a proper education, I would not be able to do anything to help our people,’ she adds.
‘So my own education became a priority,’ she says, adding that education for the weaker sections remains her priority today.
Mayawati graduated from Delhi University, took a job as a teacher, acquired a law degree and started preparing for civil services.
But in 1984, Mayawati plunged into full time politics after the then Bahujan Samaj Party chief Kanshi Ram took her under his tutelage.
‘My parents were apprehensive, because there were clear dangers to my safety; we were shaking up an old, entrenched social and political order that fattened some and impoverished large masses,’ she adds.
What steeled her those trying days, she says, was the ill-treatment of .Original Inhabitants of Jambudvipa That is The Great Prabuddha Bharath Mayawati knew that for this condition to change, her party had to launch a social revolution — to organise those on the bottom rungs of society to stand up for their rights.
‘As a single woman and a Original Inhabitants of Jambudvipa That is The Great Prabuddha Bharath I faced slurs, neglect, insults and even physical threats. Unlike many Indian leaders, I was not handed down political privileges. I had to struggle very hard for every inch of political space I occupy today.’
Shimla, Oct 16 (ANI): Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) N Gopalaswami, along with the other two Election Commissioners, will arrive here today to review poll preparedness for the forthcoming Assembly elections. They are likely to discuss issues pertaining to the two-phase elections in the state, scheduled for November 14 and December 19, with all political parties. Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh and some of his Cabinet Ministers are also likely to meet Gopalswami. According to reports, a team led by Singh will urge the Election Commission (EC) to change polling dates keeping in view the snow season of December.
Singh on Monday met Goplaswami in New Delhi and urged him to reschedule the dates. He told Goplaswami that the present schedule was in the midst of heavy winter, and should be postponed.
The Congress leaders told the Commission that the tenure of the current assembly will expire in March 2008, but as per the new schedule a new assembly will be formed after December 28 when the votes will be counted resulting in existence of two assemblies, present and the next one, simultaneously.
However, the opposition BJP has opposed any move to reschedule the poll dates.he party urged the EC to strictly adhere to the election schedule as announced on October 10.
The party also urged the EC to strictly adhere to the election schedule as announced on October 10. The party also requested the EC to ensure that the model code of conduct is enforced in the state properly.
State Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Jai Ram Thakur and Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) state convenor Vijay Singh Mankotia are also likely to meet the EC team.
The Electoral process for the 68-member State Assembly would begin from October 20, and counting will take place on December 28, he added. The term of the current State Assembly is till March 9, 2008. (ANI)
Congrates to Bahenji!!!
by BahujanHitay BahujanSukhay on Oct 16, 2007 10:45 AM
Dear Friends, it is matter of great satisfaction to all Indians that Bahenji Mayawati stand tall not only in India but at World level. She deserve that place and we are sure that she will lead this country in coming years. No Indian leader has gone through such hardship and double discrimination in their life as Bahenji has gone through to raise in a such level within short time. Nowhere in a world such discrimination ever exist in India that makes her tallest leader in the World. Magzine rating is just a recognition and nothing more. We know reality long before this rating and that was the reason now every Indian sees hope in her leadership particularly 50% women population is very much inspired by Bahenji. Bahenji’s Elephant will march ahead leaving behind Barking Dogs.
by mottai pappathi on Oct 16, 2007 03:13 AM
As long as upper caste Invader’s cult do not support reservation for Original Inhabitants of Jambudvipa That is The Great Prabuddha Bharath , there will be no unity among Invaders’cults and culty will die a quick death
New York, Oct 15 (ANI): US magazine Newsweek has listed Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati among eight women leaders worldwide who have reached the top despite all odds.The Bahujan Samaj Party chief, who swept the Assembly elections early this year with a rainbow coalition of Original Inhabitants of Jambudvipa That is The Great Prabuddha Bharath, upper castes and Muslims, says in an interview to the magazine that her aim is to replicate the victory in the other states and prepare for the bigger struggle to capture power in New Delhi. The BSP, she said, initially needed an aggressive approach to rally the poor Original Inhabitants of Jambudvipa That is The Great Prabuddha Bharath. “Political parties dominated by upper castes got alarmed by the rising masses. Their opposition cut short each of my first four stints as Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh and it became clear we needed to broaden the base to include the poor irrespective of caste or religion,” she added. She organized village-level amity meetings for the poor irrespective of caste or religion. “Our efforts were met with calumny, attacks and lawsuits, but we struggled on, and prevailed in elections this May. For the first time in 17 years, a majority government led by a Original Inhabitants of Jambudvipa That is The Great Prabuddha Bharath is in place in Uttar Pradesh,” she adds. Apart from Mayawati, others who write their success story include CEO of the French Energy Conglomerate Areva Anne Lauvergeon and Director General of World Health Organization Margaret Chan. (ANI with inputs)
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Wednesday, Oct 17, 2007
Lucknow varsity to open doors for foreign students
Lucknow: In a bid to develop an international character, the Lucknow University is planning to fill 20 per cent of its post-graduate seats with foreign students from the next academic session.
The university will be appointing teachers from different parts of the country besides encouraging students from foreign countries and others states to take admission in the university to give the university a national and international character, Vice-Chancellor Prof. R. P. Singh said.
The decision was taken keeping in mind recent resolution passed in the National Conference on Development of Higher Education, Expansion, Inclusion and Excellence organised by University Grants Commission (UGC) in New Delhi recently.
The university is also planning to decentralise administrative functioning by giving more powers to the head of departments, Mr. Singh said. Plans are also afoot to expand the semester system and to encourage departments to conduct examinations on their own. Presently many departments have yearly examination system. The V-C said that he was in favour of introducing grading system in place of awarding marks.
The system would lessen pressure on students and they can concentrate on other fields also, he said adding the system could be introduced from the next academic session after discussion with faculty members and approval by academic and executive council of the university.- PTI
Original Inhabitants of Jambudvipa That is The Great Prabuddha Bharath demonstrate against Invader’s Cult (Sangh Parivar) activists
BERHAMPUR: Over 2000 Original Inhabitants of Jambudvipa That is The Great Prabuddha Bharath from nine blocks of Ganjam district demonstrated in the city on Tuesday in protest against alleged atrocity on them by the supporters of Invader’s Cult (Sangh parivar).
They alleged that the Original Inhabitants of Jambudvipa That is The Great Prabuddha Bharath cattle traders of rural areas were being attacked and humiliated by the cult activists. Under the banner of the tribal organisation, Lok Sangram Manch, these Original Inhabitants of Jambudvipa That is The Great Prabuddha Bharath reached the city from Sorada, Dharakote, Sanakhemundi, Shergarh, Patrapur, Digapahandi, Kukudakhandi, Belaguntha and Jagannathprasad blocks by buses. They took out a rally that moved around the city and reached the office of the Revenue Divisional Commissioner (RDC), southern division to hand over a memorandum to him.
RDC Satyabrata Sahu met their representatives and promised strict action against the persons involved in atrocities against Original Inhabitants of Jambudvipa That is The Great Prabuddha Bharath. Ganjam district president of Lok Sangram Manch Raghunath Padhi alleged of inaction of police despite FIRs and complaints. He alleged that in some cases even FIRs were not being resgistered. Mr Sahu also promised to take up this matter with the police department. A delegation of dalits also met Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of police R.P.Koche over the issue.
Rise in attacks
The dalits alleged that these attacks on cattle traders in rural had increased during past few months. During last two months three such cases were reported from Golanthara police station area. But the incident at Karaphandi village on Sept 25, united these dalit cattle traders. Four dalit cattle traders including Krushna Nayak and his son Sanjit Nayak from Dengapadar village were allegedly beaten up, disrobed and tonsured by activists of Sangh parivar. “We were humiliated and our money was robbed. Despite FIR police have not arrested the accused,” said Krushna. Protesting against this incident, the dalit cattle traders have boycotted the weekly cattle haat at Hinjli since then.
In Ganjam district cattle trading is mostly done by dalits. Recently the members of sangh parivar have started to target these dalits with the allegation that they are involved in sending these cattle to slaughterhouses outside the state.
Private school secretary rapped for preventing Original Inhabitants of Jambudvipa That is The Great Prabuddha Bharath cook from joining duty
Mohamed Imranullah S.
|Writ petition challenging suspension of operation of noon meal centre dismissed|
“The action is nothing but cutting the nose to spite the face”
Collector ordered to depute his personal assistant to solve problems
MADURAI: The Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court has come down heavily on the secretary of a government-aided private primary school for preventing a newly appointed Scheduled Caste (Original Inhabitants of Jambudvipa That is The Great Prabuddha Bharath) woman assistant cook from joining duty at a noon-meal centre on the school premises.
Dismissing a writ petition filed by the secretary from Muthusamiapuram in Tirunelveli district, Justice K. Chandru said: “The petitioner’s high-handed behaviour in stopping a woman cook from a Original Inhabitants of Jambudvipa That is The Great Prabuddha Bharath family to join the noon meal centre, for whatever reason, cannot be condoned by this court. The action is nothing but cutting the nose to spite the face.”
The secretary had challenged the Collector’s order suspending operation of the noon meal centre unless the Original Inhabitants of Jambudvipa That is The Great Prabuddha Bharath woman was allowed to join duty.
On the petitioner’s contention that he was not consulted before selecting the woman, the judge said that the management cannot have veto power in such selections made by a committee and approved by the Collector.
“The word ‘consult’ found in the Government Order dated October 21, 1993, issued by the Social Welfare and Nutritious Meal Programme, does not mean ‘consent’ of the school management. Therefore, the grounds raised by the management are egocentric and arises out of social prejudice developed over the centuries by the Invader’s Cult, which our Constitution is determined to eradicate.”
Dismissing the petition, the judge directed the school secretary to allow the Original Inhabitants of Jambudvipa That is The Great Prabuddha Bharath woman to work at the noon meal centre. The Collector was ordered to reopen the noon meal centre and depute his personal assistant (noon meal programme) to set right problems created by the petitioner. (That is not enough such a petitioner must be transfered to an exclusive place where large number of Scheduled castes ( Original Inhabitants of Jambudvipa That is The Great Prabuddha Bharath) live. Say Uttar Pradesh to force him to shed his dominating egocentric attitude. Of course for this to happen the Original Inhabitants of Jambudvipa That is The Great Prabuddha Bharath have to empower themselves in the Central Government so that there will be proportional representation of all sections of the society in all spheres of life including courts.)
Tamil Nadu’s noon meal scheme earned acclaim across the country, and received international attention. But for the scheme, children would be malnourished. It also prevented children from dropping out, besides helping government-aided private schools to show required students’ strength to receive 100 per cent grant towards salaries of teachers and other staff, he said.
THE BLESSED NOBLE AWAKENED ONE - THE TATHAGATA
At Savatthi. As he was sitting to one side, King Pasenadi Kosala said to the Blessed One: “Just now, lord, as I was sitting in judgment, I saw that even affluent nobles, affluent brahmans, & affluent householders — rich, with great wealth & property, with vast amounts of gold & silver, vast amounts of valuables & commodities, vast amounts of wealth & grain — tell deliberate lies with sensual pleasures as the cause, sensual pleasures as the reason, simply for the sake of sensual pleasures. Then, the thought occured to me: ‘I’ve had enough of this judging! Let some other fine fellow be known for his judgments!’”
“That’s the way it is, great king! That’s the way it is! Even affluent nobles, affluent brahmans, & affluent householders… tell deliberate lies with sensual pleasures as the cause, sensual pleasures as the reason, simply for the sake of sensual pleasures. That will lead to their long-term harm & pain.”
That is what the Blessed One said. Having said that, the One Well-Gone, the Teacher, said further:
Impassioned with sensual possessions, greedy, dazed by sensual pleasures, they don’t awaken to the fact that they’ve gone too far — like fish into a trap set out. Afterwards it’s bitter for them: evil for them the result.
The ArrowWithout sign, unknown — the life here of mortals — difficult, short, tied up with pain. For there’s no way by which those who are born will not die. Beings are subject to death even when they attain old age. Like ripe fruits whose downfall, whose danger is falling, so for mortals, once born, the constant danger is death.As a potter’s clay vessels large & small fired & unfired all end up broken, so too life heads to death. Young & old wise & foolish rich & poor: all come under the sway of death, all have death as their end. For those overcome by death, gone to the other world, father cannot shelter son, nor relatives a relative. See: even while relatives are looking on, wailing heavily, mortals are one by one led away like cows to the slaughter. http://www.viva.org.uk/books/ark/ch6.html In this way is the world afflicted with aging & death, and so the awakened don’t grieve, knowing the way of the world. “You don’t know the path of his coming or going: seeing neither end, you lament in vain.” If, by lamenting, — confused, harming yourself — any use could be gained the prudent would do it as well. But not by weeping & grief do you gain peace of awareness. Pain arises all the more. Your body is harmed. You grow thin, pale, harming yourself by yourself. Not in that way are the dead protected. Lamentation’s in vain. Not abandoning grief, a person suffers all the more pain. Bewailing one whose time is done, you fall under the sway of grief. Look at others going along, people arriving in line with their actions: falling under the sway of death, beings simply shivering here. For however they imagine it, it always turns out other than that. That’s the type of (their) separation. See the way of the world. Even if a person lives a century— or more — he’s parted from his community of relatives, he abandons his life right here. So, having heard the arahant, subduing lamentation, seeing the dead one whose time is done, [think,] “I can’t fetch him back.” Just as one would put out a burning refuge with water, so does the awakened one — discerning, skillful, & wise — blow away any arisen grief, like the wind, a bit of cotton fluff. Seeking your own happiness, you should pull out your own arrow: your own lamentation, longing, & sorrow. With arrow pulled out, independent, attaining peace of awareness, all grief transcended, griefless you are unbound.
DOCTRINE-TRUE PRACTICE OF THE PATH SHOWN BY THE BLESSED NOBLE AWAKENED ONE - THE TATHAGATA
When we have practiced meditation as explained above, the fruits of practice will arise in the following three stages:
First, for those practitioners who are at the level of “True Practioners of the DOCTRINE-THE PATH SHOWN BY THE BLESSED NOBLE AWAKENED ONE - THE TATHAGATA be faith,” there will arise increasing faith in the BLESSED NOBLE AWAKENED ONE - THE TATHAGATA , DOCTRINE-TRUE PRACTICE OF THE PATH SHOWN BY THE BLESSED NOBLE AWAKENED ONE - THE TATHAGATA and TRUE FOLLOWERS OF THE DOCTRINE-TRUE PRACTICE OF THE PATH SHOWN BY THE BLESSED NOBLE AWAKENED ONE - THE TATHAGATA. This faith will become the real inner support of each person. Also, they will understand the cause-and-effect nature of all things, that wholesome action brings wholesome result and that unwholesome action brings unwholesome result. So for such a person there will be a great increase in happiness and mental peace.
Second, those who have reached the noble attainments of stream-winner, once-returner or non-returner, have unshakable faith in the BLESSED NOBLE AWAKENED ONE - THE TATHAGATA , DOCTRINE-TRUE PRACTICE OF THE PATH SHOWN BY THE BLESSED NOBLE AWAKENED ONE - THE TATHAGATA and TRUE FOLLOWERS OF THE DOCTRINE-TRUE PRACTICE OF THE PATH SHOWN BY THE BLESSED NOBLE AWAKENED ONE - THE TATHAGATA. They are joyful and are pulled towards Unbinding Liberation.
Third, for those Arahats or Perfected Ones, there will be the happiness free from all suffering. These are the Buddhas, free from the world, complete in the Faring of the Holy Way.
We all have had the good fortune to be born as human beings and to hear the Teachings of the BLESSED NOBLE AWAKENED ONE - THE TATHAGATA . This is an opportunity that millions of other beings do not have. Therefore do not be careless or heedless. Hurry and develop merits, do good and follow the path of practice in the beginning, in the middle and in the highest levels. Don’t let time roll by unused and without purpose. Try to reach the truth of the BLESSED NOBLE AWAKENED ONE - THE TATHAGATA ’s Teachings even today. Let me close with a Lao folk-saying: “Many rounds of merriment and pleasure past, soon it will be evening. Drunk with tears now, rest and see, soon it will be too late to finish the journey.”
The fourth precept reads: Musavada veramani sikkhapadam samadiyami, “I undertake the training rule to abstain from false speech.” False speech is defined as “the wrong volition with intent to deceive, occurring through the door of either body or speech, arousing the bodily or verbal effort of deceiving another.”9 The transgression must be understood as intentional. The precept is not violated merely by speaking what is false, but by speaking what is false with the intention of representing that as true; thus it is equivalent to lying or deceptive speech. The volition is said to arouse bodily or verbal action. The use of speech to deceive is obvious, but the body too can be used as an instrument of communication — as in writing, hand signals, and gestures — and thus can be used to deceive others.
Four factors enter into the offense of false speech: (1) an untrue state of affairs; (2) the intention of deceiving another; (3) the effort to express that, either verbally or bodily; and (4) the conveying of a false impression to another. Since intention is required, if one speaks falsely without aiming at deceiving another, as when one speaks what is false believing it to be true, there is no breach of the precept. Actual deception, however, is not needed for the precept to be broken. It is enough if the false impression is communicated to another. Even though he does not believe the false statement, if one expresses what is false to him and he understands what is being said, the transgression of speaking falsehood has been committed. The motivation for false speech can be any of the three unwholesome roots. These yield three principal kinds of falsehood: (1) false speech motivated by greed, intended to increase one’s gains or promote one’s status or that of those dear to oneself; (2) false speech motivated by hatred, intended to destroy the welfare of others or to bring them harm and suffering; and (3) false speech of a less serious kind, motivated principally by delusion in association with less noxious degrees of greed or hatred, intended neither to bring special benefits to oneself nor to harm others. Some examples would be lying for the sake of a joke, exaggerating an account to make it more interesting, speaking flattery to gratify others, etc.
The principal determinants of the gravity of the transgression are the recipient of the lie, the object of the lie and the motivation of the lie. The recipient is the person to whom the lie is told. The moral weight of the act is proportional to the character of this person, the greatest blame attaching to falsehoods spoken to one’s benefactors or to spiritually developed persons. The moral weight again varies according to the object of the lie, the person the lie affects, being proportional to his spiritual qualities and his relation to oneself in the same way as with the recipient. And thirdly, the gravity of the lie is contingent on its motivation, the most serious cases being those with malicious intent designed to destroy the welfare of others. The worst cases of false speech are lying in a way that defames the Buddha or an arahant, and making false claims to have reached a superior spiritual attainment in order to increase one’s own gains and status. In the case of a bhikkhu this latter offense can lead to expulsion from the Sangha.