Mayawati calls for Orginal Inhabitants of Jambudvipa,that is, the Great Prabuddha Bharath( SC/ST -OBC ) unity
Giving a call for unity between
Orginal Inhabitants of Jambudvipa,that is, the Great Prabuddha Bharath SC/ST and Other Backward Classes (OBCs), Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati told a convention of her Bahujan Samaj Party here Saturday that such a caste combine could propel the BSPto power in New Delhi.
“It is high time
people realised that the plight of OBCs was quite similar to that of
downtrodden SC/STs, but the backwards cannot get what they deserve
unless there was change of policies at the national level,” Mayawati
told her party representatives belonging to different OBC groups and SC/STs, drawn from all corners of the state.
“OBCs and SC/STs are like two children
of the same father; the only difference was that while SC/STs chose to
abide by Babasaheb Ambedkar’s advice right from the beginning,
realisation dawned on the OBCs much later after the Mandal commission
made its recommendations,” she said.
“Once we form our own government at the national level,
then we can frame our own policies to rid these castes of all their
backwardness,” she said, urging her party workers to get down to roping in all such backward castes that were still not associated with the BSP.
She told her audience amidst cheers: “Brace yourself for the
coming Lok Sabha election in which we must grab the larger chunk of
Uttar Pradesh’s 80 seats. I am confident that by bringing together SC/STs, OBCs, minorities and upper castes under the common BSP
umbrella, we will open our account in other states too. That is bound
to put us on a different footing when it comes to the formation of the
next national government.”
Mayawati in her 90-minute speech told her party leaders to remain wary of both the Congress and its allies.
The BSP chief did not mince words in criticising Congress stalwarts like late prime ministers Jawaharlal Nehru, Indira Gandhi and Rajiv Gandhi and also hit out at Rahul Gandhi.
“Remember, if you are benefiting today as an OBC, it is not because
of Nehru, Indira Gandhi or Rajiv Gandhi, but solely because of the
foundations laid by Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar, that got translated
through the Mandal commission.
“And don’t get impressed by the gimmicks played of late by the
Congress Yuvaraj,” she added in an obvious reference to Congress
general secretary Rahul Gandhi.
With the “social engineering” in mind, she said the BSP’s rise to power in the country’s most populous state entirely on its own for the first time could not have been possible without the support of upper castes, whom she thanked profusely.
“Today, our motto is to take along with us all castes,
including the upper castes as well as religious minorities, as it was
their support that became crucial in our ride to power in Uttar Pradesh,” she added.
Referring to her political mentor and party founder Kanshi Ram, she told her supporters how this “architect of social change” was never given his due by the powers that be.
“Kanshi Ram was not only responsible for translating Ambedkar’s
Orginal Inhabitants of Jambudvipa,that is, the Great Prabuddha Bharath SC/ST
empowerment, but also for propelling OBCs to
positions of power. Yet, neither the Congress-led UPA (United
progressive Alliance) government at the centre nor the Mulayam Singh Yadav-led Samajwadi Party regime here agreed to observe mourning on the day of his demise.”
Mayawati promises quota for upper caste poor (Lead)
Lucknow, Oct 19 (IANS) With the next Lok Sabha
elections round the corner, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati
Sunday promised to provide reservation to the poor among the upper
castes if her Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) came to power at the national
‘The reservation on the basis of economic and other
parameters will enable the upper caste community members to address
their problems, especially those related to poverty and unemployment,’
‘I have already written a letter to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in this regard.’
Addressing a convention of upper castes here, Mayawati held the
Congress party ‘most responsible for the sorry status’ of these
Post-independence, the Congress has ruled the country and this state
most of the time, but it never thought seriously of addressing the
problems of upper castes, she said.
Accusing the Bharatiya Janata Party of misguiding the upper castes,
Mayawati said: ‘The BJP projects itself as a custodian of upper caste
rights. But during my three earlier stints (as chief minister) when BSP
ruled with the support of BJP, the latter always pressurised us to drop
the welfare schemes for the upper caste community members.’
Mayawati called upon the upper castes to join hands with Scheduled
Castes, Scheduled Tribes and Other Backward Classes ‘in order to get
the key to the central and the state governments’.
‘With this master key, all communities will be able to get rid of
their problems themselves by involving themselves in policy-making,’
Talking about the representation of various upper castes in the Lok
Sabha and the assembly, Mayawati said: ‘The BSP ticket will be given
only to those who can solicit full support of their community members.’
This was why more Brahmin candidates than those from other upper
castes were fielded in the last assembly elections, said Mayawati.
The chief minister also accused the Congress-led United Progressive
Alliance (UPA) government of not taking adequate steps for the
all-round development of the state.
‘For undertaking welfare schemes for upper caste sections and other
communities, I have written several letters to the central government,
but it has not replied to any of the letters,’ she said.
‘Had the central government released funds for the Rs.80,000 crore
(Rs.800 billion) package we sought, the development scene of the state
would have been altogether different.’
The chief minister said the BSP was the sole political outfit that can work for an-all round development of all communities.
‘BSP has no vested interests - unlike other political outfits, which
have become a puppet in the hands of industrialists and multinational
companies,’ Mayawati told the gathering.
Bharatiya Janata Party
(BJP) was pointlessly
trying to woo the POOREST of the POOR of the Original Inhabitants of
Jambudvipa, that is, the Great Prabuddha Bharath vote bank with their
is only fooling the POOREST of the POOR of the Original Inhabitants of
Jambudvipa only to side track the reservation opportunities to the
reserved categories and to draw wedge between the communities in the
name of the so called CREAMY LAYERS and the POOREST of the POOR of the
Original Inhabitants of Jambudvipa,that is, the Great Prabuddha Bharath
and once the elections were over and won they backtracked and applied
TRIPLE NAMAS on the fore head of both
the so called CREAMY LAYERS in the name of MERIT and the POOREST of the POOR of the Original Inhabitants of Jambudvipa,
that is, the Great Prabuddha Bharath
the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh and the next Prime Minister Ms
Mayawati admits that 80 percent of the upper caste residents of
Jambudvipa,that is, the Great Prabuddha Bharath are poor and would be eligible for reservation.
Making science more interactive in Uttar Pradesh schools
Lucknow, May 23 (IANS) Learning science could soon become more
enjoyable in Uttar Pradesh schools as scientists at the Central
Institute of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants (CIMAP) here are gearing to
train teachers to make the subject interactive and easier. “The move
intends to change the age-old science teaching methods in classrooms
that remain confined to the blackboard, mugging up facts, preparing
notes and passing examinations. Our new programme aims to equip
teachers with simple techniques that will assist students in
understanding science,” A.K. Singh, a scientist and CIMAP spokesperson,
told IANS Friday.
“Teachers, who will undergo our training programme, will learn to
set up simple projects to help students understand science-based
topics. It will help students understand the relation between the cause
and the effect,” he added.
The innovative training programme would be implemented in a phased manner in Uttar Pradesh.
“In the initial phases, we will train teachers of 15 schools in
Lucknow and Sitapur districts. Gradually, we will extend the programme
to other districts of the state,” said Singh.
Intel to promote computer literacy in Uttar Pradesh
Lucknow, Oct 24 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh has teamed up with Intel, the
chip manufacturing giant, for spreading computer literacy in the
country’s most populous state, an official said Friday.”By
collaborating with Intel, we would set up computer labs in nearly 5,000
schools across the state,” principal secretary of secondary education
A.K. Mishra told IANS.
He said the computer labs would be initially set up in various
schools of Lucknow and Allahabad districts and later to other
districts. The move will immensely benefit students and teachers of
rural and far-flung areas not enrolled in computer training programmes.
Unlike ICSE and CBSE, computer science is not a compulsory subject
in the Uttar Pradesh board. The government’s pact with Intel would be
the first step to make computer science a compulsory subject in the
Uttar Pradesh board, an official said.
Under the tie-up, Intel has already provided 50 computers.
Uttar Pradesh to debar over 300 schools from conducting exams
Lucknow, Oct 16 (IANS) In its attempt to curb copying during
examinations, the Uttar Pradesh government will debar over 300 schools
from conducting the state board’s high school and intermediate
examinations, an official said Thursday.”As there were repeated
complaints of mass copying, tampering and leak of question papers, the
300-odd schools would not be made examination centres for the next
board exams,” Uttar Pradesh board secretary Prabha Tripathi told IANS.
The blacklisted schools are in various districts including
Allahabad, Aligarh, Etah, Hardoi, Ghazipur, Ballia, Mathura,
Shahjahanpur and Kaushambhi, she added.
More than four million students across Uttar Pradesh had appeared for the high school and intermediate 2008 examinations.
The Uttar Pradesh board examinations are conducted by the Uttar Pradesh Madhyamik Shiksha Parishad.
Uttar Pradesh school dropouts to be given industrial training
Lucknow, Oct 10 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh government has decided to
allow people with basic reading and writing skills to enroll for
industrial training programmes that are at present open only to those
who have studied upto Class 10, an official said Friday.”Special
short-duration courses will be designed for the unskilled school
dropouts. They will undergo training in 258 Industrial Training
Institutes (ITIs) across the state,” R. Dev, additional technical
education director, told IANS.
“The move intends to create better job avenues for school dropouts and uneducated youths,” he added.
Small-term courses varying from 60 hours, 120 hours and 720 hours on
dress making, footwear manufacturing, leather goods manufacturing,
automobile repair and others would be offered. The training programmes
are expected to start within the next two months.
At present, 50,000 students are enrolled in various ITIs across the state.
Boxing comes alive in Uttar Pradesh, girls too enter the ring
By Asit Srivastava
Lucknow, Sep 7 (IANS) Haryana lad Vijender Singh’s boxing bronze
medal at the Beijing Games has provided an impetus to the sport in
Uttar Pradesh. And it isn’t just the boys who are getting ready to pack
a punch in the ring — the girls are equally keen. Boxing training
programmes in the state have this year attracted as many as 50
aspirants as compared to only five or six in previous years. And the
numbers are going to increase, sources said.
“It is incredible. Call it the Vijender-effect,” said Abhishek Kumar, a boxing coach at the K.D. Singh Babu Stadium.
“The training sessions that are being organised here for the last 15
years have not witnessed such a response till date,” he added.
Interestingly, girls have also shown interest in joining the boxing training sessions, officials said.
About 10 girls have already applied for the training sessions. After
a medical test, they would be enrolled in the training programme,
“It is heartening that girls are now opting for this sport,” said a
girl trainee Komal Gupta, a class 10 student, who aspires to become a
professional boxer like Laila Ali.
According to officials, barring a few states, including Mizoram,
Kerala, Sikkim and Nagaland, participation of women in boxing is nearly
In Uttar Pradesh, Lucknow is the only centre that offers regular
training programmes for aspiring boxers. Besides the K.D. Singh Babu
Stadium, boxing sessions are also organised at the Chowk stadium in
Uttar Pradesh government to hone madrassa students’ English skills
Lucknow, July 28 (IANS) Students of madrassas will now be included
in the upcoming pilot project of the Uttar Pradesh government that aims
to hone spoken English skills of government-run primary school students
through radio programmes, an official said Monday. “The move intends to
expand the reach of the interactive English learning programmes through
radio communication,” said District Institute of Educational Training
principal Lalita Pradeep.
“We have already apprised the state’s minority department about the
spoken English radio programmes. The department has assured us to
extend all necessary help in this regard,” she added.
Initially, the `Angrezi Sikhe’ radio programme, which will start Aug
1, will be included in the curriculum of about 1,700 government schools
in Lucknow. The programme will later be included in the course of
schools in 17 other districts of the state as well, officials said.
In June, the state government had decided to start the spoken
English learning project in association with State Council and
Educational Research and Training (SCERT), Centre for Learning
Resources (CLR), All India Radio (AIR), DIET, Unicef and a Pune-based
Uttar Pradesh madrassas to offer job-linked courses for poor Muslim girls
By Asit Srivastava
Lucknow, July 9 (IANS) Shedding their age-old image of imparting only
religious teachings, madrassas in Uttar Pradesh are all set to
introduce job-oriented courses exclusively aimed at making poor Muslim
girls and women self-reliant. To generate self-employment for
economically weak women and girls, the Uttar Pradesh Madrassa Board
will open training centres at a cost of Rs.110 million in various
seminaries across the state offering courses in tailoring, embroidery
and other trades related to craft work.
“Our upcoming scheme intends to help poor Muslim girls and women
stand on their own feet. Such vocational courses will immensely help
the community’s girls to earn their livelihood,” board registrar Shoaib
Ahmad told IANS.
The training centres would be set up in madrassas in over 30 districts in the state, he added.
Once these centres are established, around 3,000 girls and women
would be trained in different madrassas of the state, officials said.
The maximum number of four training centres would be established in
Kanpur district, followed by Lucknow, which will have three, board
Other training centres will come up in Aligarh, Balia, Pratapgarh,
Kannauj, Ambedkar Nagar, Sitapur, Sultanpur, Azamgarh, Kushinagar,
Maharajganj, Balrampur, Barabanki and several other districts including
in the Bundelkhand region, officials said.
The centres will be set up in a phased manner. The foremost
criterion for establishing a centre will be the strength and status of
poor Muslim girls in a district, officials added.
Initially, the training centres will open in those districts having
a greater number of economically weak Muslim girls than other
districts, officials said.
To gain first-hand information about the status and strength of
Muslim girls, the board will soon initiate a survey in different
districts of the state, officials added.
“We are in constant touch with the state government, to start the
process of setting up the training centres at the earliest,” Ahmad said.
Uttar Pradesh has over 1,900 madrassas recognised by the Madrassa
Education Board and where around 170,000 students - the highest among
all Indian states - are enrolled.
Mid-day meals bungle lands 17 Uttar Pradesh principals in soup
Lucknow, Sep 26 (IANS) An inquiry has been initiated against
principals of 17 government-run primary schools in Uttar Pradesh’s Sant
Ravidas Nagar district for irregularities in the Mid-Day Meal (MDM)
scheme run for students, an official said Friday.”The anomalies in the
MDM scheme came to the fore during our surprise inspections of the
schools,” R.S. Dwivedi, officer in-charge of basic education in Sant
Ravidas Nagar, told IANS by phone.
During the surprise checks “we learnt that some of the schools were
not regularly providing lunch to their students under the MDM scheme.
In other schools, the food under the MDM scheme was being cooked in
unhygienic conditions,” he added.
Education authorities raided nearly 24 schools in Bhikripur,
Babusarai, Tulsipur, Kodhra and other villages to find out the quality
of lunch being provided to students under the MDM scheme, officials
Sant Ravidas Nagar, better known by its old name of Bhadohi, is about 250 km from Lucknow.
About 150,000 schools are covered under the mid-day meal scheme in
Uttar Pradesh. Under the scheme, lunch is provided to students till
Class 8. Over 18.6 million students are enrolled under the scheme in
Uttar Pradesh plans drive against unqualified teachers
Lucknow, July 17 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh government is planning to
launch a state-wide drive to check mushrooming of private schools with
unqualified and untrained staff, education department sources said
Thursday. “We have already summoned staff records pertaining to
educational qualification and training of teachers from the 7,000-odd
private schools in the state,” a senior official with the state board
directorate in Allahabad told IANS by phone.
The campaign against the private schools aims to ensure whether the
teachers, particularly the part-timers, are appointed according to
norms, the official added.
This move by the government comes after repeated complaints by Om
Prakash Sharma, leader of the teachers’ group in the state legislative
“The move was long overdue. If the exercise is conducted in letter
and spirit, it would reveal startling facts about the functioning of
private schools,” Sharma told IANS.
Intel Launches World Ahead Program In Uttar Pradesh
Also announced a donation of 50 PCs for the benefit of schools in the state.