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Lesson 15: Buddhist Architecture and Art Buddhist
architecture


AN 4.42

PTS: A ii 46

Pañha Sutta: Questions

translated from the Pali
by

Thanissaro Bhikkhu

© 1997–2011

“There are these four ways of answering questions. Which
four? There are questions that should be answered categorically
[straightforwardly yes, no, this, that]. There are questions that should be
answered with an analytical (qualified) answer [defining or redefining the
terms]. There are questions that should be answered with a counter-question.
There are questions that should be put aside. These are the four ways of
answering questions.”

First the categorical
answer, then the qualified, third, the type to be counter-questioned, &
fourth, the one to be set aside. Any monk who knows which is which, in line
with the Dhamma, is said to be skilled in the four types of questions: hard to
overcome, hard to beat, profound, hard to defeat. He knows what’s worthwhile
& what’s not, proficient in (recognizing) both, he rejects the worthless,
grasps the worthwhile. He’s called one who has broken through to what’s
worthwhile, prudent, wise.

Lesson 15: Buddhist Architecture and Art Buddhist
architecture

 

The most important Buddhist
architectural works are mounds, temples

and monasteries.

Mounds

Mounds are called stupas in
India, dagobas in Sri Lanka, and pagodas

in Burma, Thailand, China and
Tibet. They were built to hold relics of

the Buddha or his chief
disciples, and also to mark important events

from life of the Buddha or
his students. King Ashoka is believed to

have built 84 000 stupas all
over India. The 3 most important stupas

are in India, at Bodhgaya,
Sarnath and Kusinara. The first stupa is

made of stone and bricks, and
the other two of bricks.

Great stupa at Bodhgaya
Dhamekh stupa at Sarnath Stupa at Kusinara

Temples and monasteries

A temple is a place where
monks or nuns live, and Buddhist religious

ceremonies are held. A large
temple is called a monastery. It typically

consists of monks (or nuns)
quarters; a shrine hall, where sacred

objects such as relics and
statues are kept; and a preaching hall, where

dhamma talks are given and
meetings are held. Some temples also

have a stupa and Bodhi tree.

1.

Use the Internet, library, or
other resources, to collect some pictures of

Buddhist architecture. Then
create a picture album with short

comments on what is on each
picture. Make either a traditional paperalbum,

a computer album (a slide
presentation of computer images,

using MS-PowerPoint or other
software), or add a page with pictures

to your website. What value
did the temples and stupas have in the

past for the Buddha’s
followers?

2. Visit a local temple or a
monastery. Ask the monks and nuns for

some information on the
history of their monastery and Buddhist

tradition. Then prepare a
short report on what you have seen and

learnt, and share your
experiences with others in your Buddhist group.

Buddhist art (sculpture and paintings)

In the early Buddhist
tradition people were forbidden to worship, or

make offerings to, a Buddha
image. The Bodhi tree, the Wheel of the

Dhamma, the Buddha’s seat and
the Buddha’s footprints, and other

objects, were used as symbols
to be worshiped instead. This tradition

continued until about first
century AD.

Among other symbols, made to
remember the Buddha, were stone

pillars. King Ashoka erected
many stone pillars inscribed with

Buddhist texts and royal
instructions. The most important pillar is at

Lumbini, the Buddha’s
birthplace. This pillar is made of stone and has

an inscription about the king
carved on it. Originally, it also had an

image of a horse on the top
of it, to commemorate that the Buddha

was born there. Buddha’s
images were rare during this early period.

First Buddha’s statues were
found in the old Gandhara, on the border

between Pakistan and
Afganistan. They are about 2200 years old.

Most common forms of later
Buddhist art are Buddha’s statues and

scenes from the Buddha’s life
and Jataka tales. These scenes were

carved in stone, or painted
on temple walls. The Buddha was most

commonly portrayed seated in
a meditation position, meditating or

teaching; standing with one
hand raised; and reclining on his right

side.

1.

a) Make little figurines of
the Buddha and his students, using paper or

plasticine. Use these to
create scenes from the Buddha’s life.

b) Draw some scenes from the
Buddha’s life. Use these to make a

short picture book for little
children.

2. Use Internet or other
resources, to collect some pictures of Buddhist

artworks, from early and
later period, and discuss them with other

students. What benefit did
such art works have for their authors? How

do other people benefit from
them?

3. Visit an exhibition of
Buddhist or Asian art. Then discuss it in the

class.

1. Create a personal website
and add to it a web-page with your

favorite Buddhist things,
including your work, and favorite web-links.

Let your friends know about
it. To develop your website, you can use

simple tools such as a
word-processor or free online software.

2. Create a website for your
Buddhist group, and link it with other

Buddhist education websites.

REFERENCES

Books

Buddharakkhita, A., 1985. The Dhammapada: The Buddha’s Path of

Wisdom. Buddhist
Publication Society, Sri Lanka.

Gunapayuta, Hai J., Lu Z.A. and Lee Y.F., 1998. A Pictorial

Biography of
Sakyamuni Buddha
. The Corporate Body of the Buddha

Educational Foundation,
Taiwan, Taipei.

Murty D., 2004. Biography of Sakyamuni Buddha for Children.

BodhiTree, Internet,
http://www.buddhistcouncil.org/bodhitree

Murty D., 2004. Biography of Sakyamuni Buddha. BodhiTree,

Internet,
http://www.buddhistcouncil.org/bodhitree

Murty D., 2001. Buddhist Studies for Young Students.
Buddha

Dharma Education Association,
Australia, Sydney.

Narada Ven., 1995. Buddhism in a Nutshell. Buddhist Publication

Society, Sri Lanka, Kandy.

Phangchan C. Ven., 1997. Buddhism for Young Students. The

Corporate Body of the Buddha
Educational Foundation, Taiwan,

Taipei.

Piyadassi Ven., 1995. The Buddha, His Life and Teachings. The

Wheel Publication No 5 A/B
Buddhist Publication Society, Sri Lanka,

Kandy.

Piyadassi Ven., 1981. The Book of Protection. Buddhist Publication

Society, Sri Lanka, Kandy.

Piyasilo Ven., 1973. Introduction to Buddhism. An Illustrated

Exposition in Simple
Language for the Beginner
. Chuan Printing

Press, Bangkok.

Graphics

Buddha Dharma Education
Association:
Dhamma wheel and a
Lotus

flower.

Microsoft Office 2000: Bodhi tree and various other
pictures
.

Websites

Access to Insight:
http://www.accesstoinsight.org

BodhiTree:
http://www.buddhistcouncil.org/bodhitree

BuddhaNet:
http://www.buddhanet.net

Buddhist Channel:
http://www.buddhistchannel.tv

Buddhist Council of New South
Wales:

http://www.buddhistcouncil.org

Buddhist Publication Society:
http://www.bps.lk

Encyclopedia Wikipedia:
http://www.wikipedia.org

APPENDIX

The Five Training Precepts

I undertake to abide by the
precept to abstain from intentionally

harming living beings.

I undertake to abide by the
precept to abstain from taking what

is not given.

I undertake to abide by the
precept to abstain from sexual

misconduct.

I undertake to abide by the
precept to abstain from lying and

unkind speech.

I undertake to abide by the
precept to abstain from intoxicating

drinks and drugs.

Meditations

Mindfulness of breathing

Meditation on breathing (anapana sati) is an ancient method of

relaxing our body and mind,
and experiencing inner calm. It was

practiced in India even
before the Buddha. By practicing it we not

only experience inner calm
but also gain some insight into our body

 

and mind. Below is a simple
practice for you to try, called baremindfulness

of breathing. It is called
that, because we just observe the

breathing, we do not force
the breathing, count or use mantras to hold

our attention on the breath.
Some people prefer to observe their

breathing at the abdomen,
others at the nostrils or elsewhere. It is up

to you, wherever you find it
easier to observe. But be consistent.

1. Sit down or lie down
comfortably, and close your eyes.

2. Now turn your attention to
your abdomen and just observe (feel) the

breathing process there - the
rise and fall of the abdomen.

3. If your attention wanders
off to other things, just gently bring it

back to the breath. But if
your body feels very uncomfortable, then

you can gently move and
adjust your posture, and then return to

observe the breathing.

4. Do this for at least 5
minutes. Then open your eyes and slowly

return to an active state.

Mindfulness of phenomena

Mindfulness of phenomena
(things,
dhammas) is
a more advanced

meditation practice. It leads
to a deeper inner peace and insight into

reality.

1. Sit down or lie down
comfortably, close your eyes, and just observe

your breathing for a while.

2. When your mind has
settled, let go of everything, rest in the void

and just observe whatever
arises. Just observe the phenomena to arise

and pass away by themselves.
If your body feels very uncomfortable,

you can gently move and
adjust your posture, and then return to

observe whatever arises.

3. Do this practice for at
least 15 minutes. Then open your eyes and

slowly return to an active
state.

After you have finished,
review your experience. What did you

experience, and where did it
lead to?

 

Loving-kindness meditation

Traditional loving-kindness
meditation is basically wishing ourselves

and all living beings
well-being, happiness and other good things. In

other words, we send out
thoughts of good-will towards ourselves and

towards others as well.
Whatever good things we wish to ourselves,

we also wish to others.

While there are many ways of
practicing this meditation, many are

based on the discourse by the
Buddha, called
Metta Sutta (see

Appendix). But of cause, you
can create your own, related to what you

wish to experience or
accomplish in your life. It is like a song, that

you can sing to yourself and
others.

Below are two simple
practices for you to try:

1. Sit down or lie down
comfortably, close your eyes, and let your

body and mind relax.

2. Now turn your attention to
yourself and say, in your mind: “May I

be well, may I be happy”.

3. Then recall to your mind
someone very dear to you and say: “May

you be well, may you be
happy”.

4. Then recall to your mind
your friends and also wish them well:

“May you be well, may you be
happy”.

5. Next turn your attention
to the whole world, to all people around

you, and say: “May all people
be well, may all people be happy”.

6. Finally turn your
attention to the whole world, to all beings around

you, and say: “May all beings
be well, may all beings be happy”.

7. Finish by saying: “Peace,
peace, peace”.

8. Remain sitting or lying
down, resting for a while.

1. Sit down or lie down
comfortably, close your eyes, and let your

body and mind relax.

2. Now turn your attention to
the whole world, to all beings around

you, and say: “May all beings
be well, may all beings be at peace,

may all beings be liberated,
may all beings attain Nibbana”.

4. Finish by saying: “Peace,
peace, peace”.

5. Remain sitting or lying
down, resting for a while.

Song of Protection

(An adaptation of the
discourse Protection of Aggregates,

Khandha Sutta)

My love to the footless

And to the bipeds my love
too,

My love to the quadrupeds

And to the many-footed my
love too.

Let not the footless do me
harm,

Nor those that have two feet,

Let not the quadrupeds do me
harm

Nor those with many feet.

All beings, all living
creatures,

May good fortune befall them
all,

May not the least harm on
them befall.

Infinite in virtue is Buddha,

Infinite is the Dhamma,

Infinite is the Sangha.

So please leave me in peace,

So please leave me in peace,

So please leave me in peace.

Song of loving-kindness

(An adaptation of the
discourse on loving-kindness,
Metta Sutta)

Whatever living beings there
may be - feeble or strong (or

the seekers and the
attained), long, stout, or of medium

size, short, small, large,
those seen or those unseen, those

dwelling far or near, those
who are born as well as those

yet to be born - may all
beings have happy minds.

Let one not deceive another
nor despise anyone anywhere.

In anger or ill-will let one
not wish another ill.

Just as a mother would
protect her only child with her life

even so let one cultivate a
boundless love towards all

beings.

Let one radiate boundless
love towards the entire world -

above, below, and across -
unhindered, without ill-will,

without enmity.

Standing, walking, sitting or
reclining, as long as one is

awake, let one develop this
mindfulness. This, they say, is


‘Noble Living’ here.

PLOITICS is SACRED with
HIGHLY PERFORMING BEST MERITORIOUS GOVERNANCE of UTTAR PRADESH CHIEF MINISTER
Ms MAYAWATI JI


Press Information Bureau


(C.M. Information Campus)


Information & Public Relations Department,
U.P.


 


Country’s achievements after Independence
significant, but inequality based social system could not be fully abolished
yet

Hon’ble Chief Minister ji


 


C.M. honours three police officers with
“Mukhyamantri Utkrisht Sewa Police Medal”


 


C.M. unfurls National Flag at Vidhan Bhawan


 


Lucknow : 15 August 2011


 


The Hon’ble Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh Ms.
Mayawati ji, while extending her heartiest greetings to the people of the State
on the occasion of 64th anniversary of Independence Day, said that this day was
historic as U.P. led the country in the freedom struggle. She said that Uttar
Pradesh led the country in the entire freedom struggle which began from the
year 1857. She paid tribute to all the known and unknown martyrs of the freedom
struggle.


 


The Hon’ble Chief Minister ji was addressing the
people after unfurling the national flag at Vidhan Bhawan here today. On the
occasion, she honoured three police officers for their exemplary services with
Mukhaymantri
Utkrisht Sewa
Police Medal. Praising them for their excellent services, she expressed the
hope that other police personnel would also draw inspiration from them and
carry forward the glorious tradition of the State Police. She honoured SSP STF Lucknow
Mr. Vijay Prakash, Additional SP Gautam Buddha Nagar Mr. Rakesh Kumar Jolly and
Inspector, Civil Police, STF, Lucknow Mr. Vijendra Singh Tyagi with
Mukhaymantri
Utkrisht Sewa Police Medal.


 


The Hon’ble Chief Minister ji, on the occasion,
said that we should think about our achievements since independence seriously.
She said that it was true that our achievements since independence were
excellent, but many of our goals


still remained to be achieved. She said that the
inequality based social system still existed in the society and we could not
abolish it fully. Referring to the saints, gurus and great men born in SC/ST
and other backward classes, the Hon’ble Chief Minister ji said that the dream
of establishing equality based society dreamt by Chhattrapati Shahuji Maharaj, Mahatma
Jyotiba Phule, Sri Narayana Guru, Baba Saheb Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar and Manyawar
Sri Kanshiram Ji could not be fully achieved. She said that their contribution
for the uplift of SC/STs would always be remembered by the countrymen.


 


The Hon’ble Chief Minister ji, while referring to
the memorials, museums, parks and statues built in the honour of the saints,
gurus and great men by the State Government, said that they were proving to be
a source of great inspiration for all of us. She paid rich tributes to these
great men and said that the Uttar Pradesh Government was committed to take
forward their humanitarian mission. She said that ever since coming to power in
May 2007, her government implemented the policy of Sarvjan Hitai and Sarvjan
Sukhay in its every decision and accorded priority to SC/STs, backwards,
religious minorities, women and poor people of upper caste.


 


The Hon’ble Chief Minister ji said that the State
Government accorded top priority to law and order and established rule of law
by the law in the state. She said that everyone was aware that the State
Government did not compromise on the law and order of the State. Action was initiated
against erring police personnel on one hand, while on the other dutiful police
personnel were being encouraged. She said that it was necessary to create a
safe atmosphere all over the state which was conducive for development and the
people also felt secured. Counting upon the priorities of her government, the
Hon’ble Chief Minister ji said that it ensured end of Jungleraj from the state
and created an atmosphere free of injustice, crime, fear, corruption conducive
for development. Referring to the Ayodhya Verdict delivered last year by the
Hon’ble High Court, she said that the State Government
 ensured that the communal harmony of the state
was not  disturbed and no unsavoury
incident occurred in the state. She said that owing to it the entire country
remained calm. She greeted people of the state as well as the administration
for it. Referring to the problem of naxalism affecting some districts of the
state,


the Hon’ble Chief Minister ji said that the state
government was making honest efforts to address their problems and to ensure
development of these areas. She said that the state government took the
incidents of harassment of SC/ST and


women of Sarvsamaj very seriously. Owing to the
effective action being taken by the state government to curb such incidents,
the report of the National Crime Record Bureau of the Union Home Ministry said
that there was a sharp fall in


such incidents in the state if compared to other
states. She said that the state government was very serious towards the
problems of the Muslim Community. She said that the state government, despite
limited resources, made efforts to


fulfil demands of all section of Sarvsamaj during
the past four years. She said that various schemes related with development and
public welfare had been implemented.


 


The Hon’ble Chief Minister ji said that these
schemes included — Dr. Ambedkar Gram Sabha Vikas Yojana, Manyawar Sri Kanshiram
Ji Shahri Samagra Vikas Yojana, Sarvajan Hitai Shahri Gharib Awas Slum Area
Malikana Haq Yojana, Savitri Bai Phule Balika Shiksha Madad Yojana, Mahamaya
Gharib Balika Ashirwad Yojana, Uttar Pradesh Mukhyamantri Mahamaya Gharib
Arthik Madad Yojana, Dr. Ambedkar Urja — Krishi Sudhar Yojana, Manyawar Shri
Kanshiram Ji Shahri SC/ST Bahulya Basti Samagra Vikas Yojana, Mahamaya Awas Yojana
and Mahamaya Sarvjan Awas Yojana.


 


The Hon’ble Chief Minister ji said that the state
government was providing a cash assistance of Rs. 400 per month to every
beneficiary of U.P. Mukhaymantri Mahamaya Gharib Arthik Madad Yojana. Besides,
it was also making efforts to bring in qualitative change in the lives of
people residing in rural areas by ensuring all round development of villages.
She said that the state government had ensured that 5598 Dr. Ambedkar Gram
Sabhas and 2195 revenue villages selected under Dr. Ambedkar Gram Sabha Vikas
Yojana were saturated with all the programmes. Besides, as many as 267403
landless people, who included SC/ST people mostly, were allotted agricultural
land during the last four years. Moreover, 362240 houseless families were
provided housing pattas.


 


The Hon’ble Chief Minister ji further said that
the state government was focussing on poor. The urban poor were being provided
free houses having all the facilities under the Manyawar Sri Kanshiram ji
Shahri Gharib Awas Yojana. Decision has been taken to start Manyawar Sri
Kanshiram ji Shahri SC/ST Bahulya Basti Samagra Vikas Yojana to saturate the
SC/ST dominated bastis of the cities with all the basic amenities. She said
that the state government was ensuring


rapid development of infrastructure of cities. The
development of infrastructure facilities of Allahabad, Agra, Varanasi,
Kanpur-Bithoor, Faizabad-Ayodhya, Mathura-Vrindavan, Meerut, Kannauj etc.
including Lucknow was going on full


swing.


 


The Hon’ble Chief Minister ji said that all the
pending cases of the BPL card holders and those of the beneficiaries of U.P.
Mukhyamantri Mahamaya Gharib Arthik Madad Yojana, where the government was not
the opposite party, would be pursued by the government counsels free of cost.
She said that she conducted surprise inspections of 72 districts of the state
during the month of February and March this year and verified the quality of
the works and took several steps to


streamline police and administration. The state
government, with a view to sensitise the government system towards the problems
of the people, implemented U.P. Janhit Guarantee Adhiniyam. It ensured that the
people got legal guarantee of getting identified services within the stipulated
time frame. Referring to the steps taken by the state government to provide


employment to the youths, the Hon’ble Chief
Minister ji said that 1.09 lakh safai karmcharis, 88000 primary teachers and
5000 Urdu teachers were recruited. Moreover, about 2.25 lakh posts were created
in police department and after recruiting about 35000 police constables, now
process of recruitment on another 41440 posts had been initiated. Besides,
decks were also cleared for the appointment of Moallim-e-Urdu degree holders on
the post of Urdu teachers. The scheme to provide training to the untrained
shiksha-mitras has also been approved. Giving brief account of several
decisions taken in favour of farmers, the Hon’ble Chief Minister ji said that
the state government believed that prosperity of farmers was imperative for the
progress of the state. She said that the state government was working on a plan
to achieve it. She said that the state government made all necessary
arrangements to provide fertilisers, seeds and other agricultural inputs to the
farmers during the current kharif season. She said that owing to the support
extended by the state government to the farmers, Uttar Pradesh was placed
second in the list of food grain producing states. She congratulated the
farmers of the state for achieving this feet. She said that the historical
kisan mahapanchayat was organised by the state government in


Lucknow during the month of June. The state
government discussed the issue with the representatives of the farmers directly
and formulated new land acquisition policy by incorporating their valuable
suggestions and implemented it immediately.


 


The Hon’ble Chief Minister ji, while counting upon
the several steps taken to improve the power sector of the state, said that it
played an important role in the development of the state. She said that the
state government was making efforts on its own to deal with the problem of
power in the state. She said that she had inherited this problem from the
previous governments. She said that steps had been taken to set up new power plants
and to enhance the capacity of the existing power plants. It showed that the
state government was making all the efforts to solve the power woes of the
state.


 


The Hon’ble Chief Minister ji said that the
efforts made by the state government to improve the quality of medical and
health services of the state and also to improve the quality of education of
all types were now yielding positive results. The state government had given
full attention towards the development of infrastructure facilities. The state
government had formulated new economic policy and under it development of
infrastructure facilities on the basis of public-private partnership has been
facilitated. It also included building a network of world level entry
controlled roads in the state for ensuring fast communication. The state
government was also encouraging small and cottage industries, weavers, traditional
craftsmen and exporters. The state government had created atmosphere where the
traders could undertake business activities with self respect and confidence.


 


The Hon’ble Chief Minister ji, on the occasion,
said that the state government had demanded a package of Rs. 80000 crore for
the rapid development of the state as well as the development of backward areas
like- Bundelkhand and Poorvanchal, but the Centre had not provided even a
single penny so far. But, the state government, through its own limited
resources, was trying to remove the backwardness of these areas.


 


Ms. Mayawati ji said that we were passing through
a historical phase and we had serious challenges before us. Many changes and
developments were taking place on a large scale all over the world presently.
These challenges could


be faced by providing justice to SC/STs, exploited
and deprived sections and strengthening the bond of social brotherhood among
the people of Sarv Samaj.


 


We should take
resolve to achieve this target by drawing inspiration from great freedom
fighters and the saints, gurus and great men of social change movement. It
would be a real tribute towards the saints, gurus and great men besides,
freedom fighters, she added.

Make special efforts to provide market for
agricultural products
— Hon’ble Chief Minister Ji

 

Hon’ble Chief Minister ji reviews feedback
received from all three zones of state

 

Make effective arrangements to check spread of
infectious diseases in flood affected areas

 

Urban Development Department should purchase
bitumen from Mathura refinery directly

 

Lucknow : 16 August 2011

 

The Hon’ble Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, Ms.
Mayawati ji has directed the officers to take special initiative to provide
markets for the agricultural products. She said that the concerning departments
should make such arrangements so that the farmers got remunerative prices of their
produce and products. She directed the officers to provide hybrid seeds and
other agricultural inputs to the farmers easily so that the per hectare
agricultural yield increased in the state.

 

The Hon’ble Chief Minister ji gave these directives
when the Cabinet Secretary Mr. Shashank Shekhar Singh and Chief Secretary Mr.
Anoop Mishra informed her about the inferences of the meeting of the Principal Secretaries/Secretaries
held at the Yojana Bhawan here today. She said that to improve the economic
condition of the farmers, activities like animal husbandry, horticulture,
poultry, fishery and dairy should be encouraged. The farmers should be provided
technical information in this regard as well as they should also be given
financial assistance through banks.

 

The Hon’ble Chief Minister ji said that special
efforts should be made to increase the production of paddy in the state
especially in eastern U.P., so that the economic condition of the farmers of
this area improved. She directed officers to receive the applications for kisan
credit cards till August 31 so that more and more farmers were benefited under
this scheme. Reviewing the feedback received from the in-charges of all three zones,
the Hon’ble Chief Minister ji directed that the development and public welfare
related works should be conducted in all the districts at a faster clip. It may
be recalled that the Hon’ble Chief Minister ji had divided state in three zones
and nominated senior officers as their in-charges. She had asked them to visit
districts and review law and order and progress of development there.

 

The Hon’ble Chief Minister ji said that a target
of using hybrid seeds in an area of 10 lakh hectares during the current kharif
season had been fixed. She directed the officers to visit the areas and examine
as to how far the farmers were benefited by this scheme. She directed the
officers to activate co-operative societies immediately and strictly check the smuggling
of fertilisers in the areas adjoining the Nepal border. Reviewing the progress
of Ideal Pond Scheme (Adarsh Talab Yojana), she said that several discrepancies
were detected in it, owing to which the villages could not get the benefit of
the constructed ponds. She said that the technical flaws in the construction of
the ponds should be removed so that water

could be preserved in them during the rainy
season. Directing the officers to implement the industrial mission in an

effective manner, the Hon’ble Chief Minister ji
said that area-wise production of fruits should be encouraged after identifying
the particular area. The farmers should be given full co-operation including
marketing. She said that farmer meetings should be held on 22nd of every month
in every district of the state to solve the problems of the farmers in a timely
manner at the local level and their problems should be solved on priority basis.
She warned that strict action would be taken against officers showing
indifference in it.

 

The Hon’ble Chief Minister ji directed the
concerning departments and working agencies to fulfil the fixed targets soon by
completing their departmental works under Bundelkhand package. She also
directed the officers to do special efforts for releasing the amount allotted
under centrally sponsored schemes related to concerning departments. She also directed
the officers to implement all externally aided projects in a time bound and
qualitative manner. Reviewing relief and rescue works in flood affected areas,
the Hon’ble Chief Minister ji said that all essential facilities should be made
available for the people on priority basis. She said owing to the possibility
of spreading infectious diseases in flood affected areas, effective arrangements
should be made to check these diseases timely. She said that besides providing
medical facilities, immunisation of cattle should also be done in flood
affected areas. She directed the officers to make arrangements for sanitation
and proper drainage system to remove water logging problem in urban areas. She
directed the Urban Development Department to purchase bitumen directly from
Mathura Refinery.

 

The Hon’ble Chief Minister ji directed the
officers to ensure the availability of doctors and medicines at primary and
community health centres in rural areas. She said that the numbers of
operations per surgeon and patients per doctor at O.P.D. had improved
considerably, but it could be improved more. She said that medical facilities
should be provided to the people and skilful staff should be recruited to
operate medical instruments in hospitals, so that people could get the benefit.
Reviewing the progress of higher, secondary and basic eduction, the Hon’ble
Chief Minister ji said that quality education should be imparted to the
students. She directed the officers to ensure the arrangements to provide
text-books free of cost to the children studying in primary schools. She said
that untrained Shiksha Mitras should be imparted training through long distance
education and any slackness in this regard would not be tolerated. She said
that Savitribai Phule Balika Shiksha Madad Yojana should also be implemented
for the girls studying in Madarsas in a speedy

manner. She also directed the officers to provide
the benefit of Uttar Pradesh Mukhyamantri Mahamaya Garib Arthik Madad Yojana,
Mahamaya Garib Balika Ashirwad Yojana, different pensions and scholarships to eligible
beneficiaries timely. She said that Janhit Guarantee Law should be implemented
in order to benefit the common-man. Directing the officers to get C.C. roads
and drains constructed in the villages selected under Dr. Ambedkar Gram Sabha
Development Scheme,

the Hon’ble
Chief Minister ji said that these villages should be saturated with all the
programmes. She said that surprise checking should be made by the senior
officers to monitor the tree plantation programme.



Awadh Pal Singh Yadav Minister of State for Animal
Husbandry and Dairy Development resigns voluntarily having
come to know
that Hon’ble Lokayukta had mentioned some adverse facts against him in a report
sent to the C.M.

Lucknow : 17 August 2011

 


The Minister of State for Animal Husbandry and
Dairy Development Mr. Awadh Pal Singh Yadav here today submitted his
resignation voluntarily. In a letter sent to the
Hon’ble Chief Minister Ms. Mayawati ji, Mr. Yadav said that he had come to know
that Hon’ble Lokayukta had mentioned some adverse facts against him in a report
sent to the C.M. Therefore, he was tendering his resignation on moral grounds
voluntarily so that impartial investigation could be carried out and correct
facts related with the case could be brought to light.


On Wednesday, minutes after
Yadav submitted his resignation saying that he was resigning on the moral
grounds and in the interest of free and fair inquiry of charges against him,
the BSP leader Mayawati in an official statement said that her party had always
been against corruption and criminalisation of politics.

She also said that the BSP had also been supporting Anna’s agitation against
corruption since the beginning. She said that the central government should
invite the civil society for talks and reach a consensus on the issue of the
Lokpal.

Maya also described Anna’s arrest by the Delhi police as unconstitutional and
undemocratic. She went on to say that the BSP was not only with Anna but with
every organisation fighting against corruption. She claimed the BSP was founded
to fight against corruption. The BSP, she said, was formed only because all
other political parties which ruled the country after independence failed to
serve the people, particularly the poor masses and downtrodden, with honesty
and dedication.



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