The Uttar Pradesh government, which
had made budgetary allocation of crores of rupees for installation of
statues of Chief Minister Mayawati and her mentor Kanshi Ram in the
state, has said it is a wrong notion that only statues of dead persons
can be installed.
government expressed dismay over the manner in which the hype is being
created over installation of statues of Mayawati and quoted examples of
superstar Amitabh Bachchan and former Prime Minister Atal Bihari
Vajpayee whose statues have been erected.
“It is a wrong
notion that only statues of dead persons can be installed. There is no
dearth of examples whether in the country or abroad about statues of
living persons. In the Indian context, one can easily refer to A B
Vajpayee Institute of Technology and Management, Gwalior and Amitabh
Bachchan Institute at Saifai, Etawah,” the state government said in an
On statues, Maya tells SC to stay out
Dhananjay Mahapatra , TNN 22 August 2009, 08:10am IST
NEW DELHI: The ’stupa’ being constructed near Noida flyway with a
crowd of statues will cost the exchequer Rs 203 crore and there was a
allocation of Rs 294 crore for other parks and statues, the Mayawati
government told the Supreme Court on Friday.( Watch Video )
All this “money has been sanctioned by the state government through
budgetary allocations approved by the Assembly and every expenditure
was authorised by the state legislature, ” it said.
Before giving details of thousands of crores allocated for its
pro-poor, pro-Dalit and pro-development schemes, the government
sounded a caution. It said the SC would do well to follow its own
judgment in 2008 which said, “The judiciary must exercise
self-restraint and eschew the temptation to encroach into the domain
of the legislature or the administrative or statutory authorities. “
It expressed annoyance over the manner in which hype was being created
over installation of statues of CM Mayawati in parks and rebutted the
claim of petitioners that only a dead person’s statue could be
insta-lled by giving example of former PM AB Vajpayee and superstar
“It is a wrong notion that only statues of dead persons can be
installed, There is no dearth of examples whether in the country or
abroad about statues of living persons. In the Indian context, one can
easily refer to A B Vajpayee Institute of Technology and Management,
Gwalior, and Amitabh Bachchan Institute at Saifai, Etawah. Abroad, we
have wax statues of film stars, cricketers and other living
personalities finding place in Madame Tussauds museum,” the state
Terming the PIL filed by advocates Ravi Kant and Sukumar as
“frivolous”, the state’s affidavit through additional advocate general
S K Dwivedi said Mayawati’s statues were installed “only to fulfil the
wishes of Kanshi Ram, who willed that wherever his statues were
installed, alongside the statues of Mayawati, his only heir, must also
Giving details of budgetary allocation for parks and statues in its
51-page affidavit, the state said, “The cultural department made
provisions of Rs 194.2 crore in the financial year 2008-09 and Rs 100
crore in the year 2009-10.”
On the Samajik Parivartan Sangrahalay at Noida near DND flyway, the
state said it would comprise two ’stupas’ with galleries which would
depict the life history of great personalities and social reformers
and their deeds and actions related to social reforms and “not to
glorify the chief minister”.
“The cost of stupa is about Rs 203 crore and not Rs 500 crore as
stated in newspaper reports,” the state said, adding that SC should
not entertain PIL as SC-appointed CEC was already seized of the
Bypolls burst Cong bubble
New Delhi, Aug. 21:
the UPA managed to win nine of the 17 seats whose results were declared
today, it was largely because of the Congress’s allies, the DMK and the
Congress netted two seats in Tamil Nadu by piggybacking on the DMK. On
its own, it won Laitumthrak in Meghalaya, lost all four in Uttar
Pradesh where its performance in the Lok Sabha polls had kindled hopes
of a revival, and picked up just one of the five seats in Karnataka.
Congress sounded a bit more optimistic about Uttar Pradesh, where
despite its candidates losing their deposits in two constituencies
—Bidhuna and Morna — sources put the losses down to the “time-tested”
logic of ruling parties romping home in byelections.
In Uttar Pradesh, the BSP won three of the four seats.
The BSP wrested Malihabad and Bidhuna from the Samajwadi Party and Moradabad (west) from the BJP.
sources attributed the results to chief minister Mayavati’s “mid-course
corrections” after the Lok Sabha rout, a consolidation of the SC/ST
votes and an accretion in their backward caste support.
In Moradabad (west) for instance, the BSP had put up a backward caste Saini candidate, Balwan Singh.
Qadir, a party secretary in the constituency, said that even though the
Congress got 60 per cent of the 1,50,000 Muslim votes and the
Samajwadis 20 per cent, the BSP won by nearly 18,000 votes because of
the consolidation of the backward caste and SC/ST votes.
Bypolls results prove BSP enjoys support of all sections: Mayawati
Lucknow, Aug 21 : Elated over the success of the party in the Assembly
bypoll results which were announced today, Uttar Pradesh Chief
Minister and BSP president Mayawati said it proves that the party
enjoys confidence of all the factions of society.
The ruling Bahujan Samaj Party has registered win at three out of four
seats, which had gone to the bypoll on August 18. The BSP managed to
wrest two seats from Mulayam Singh Yadav-led Samajwadi Party and one
In a statement, the BSP supremo said the bypoll results had vindicated
the party’s principle of ‘Sarvajan Hitay, Sarvajan Sukhaya’ (Welfare
and Prosperity of all).
Ms Mayawati said the results also punctured the much-hyped
‘misinformation’ campaign of the Congress which failed miserably in
the bypolls. ‘’I hope the support of the people will continue in the
times to come so that the party fulfills its promise to take the state
on the path of progress and development, ‘’ she said.
She was thankful to the people of the state as well as to the party
cadre, which according to her worked relentlessly to remove the
misconceptions being created by the opposition parties, specially the
Congress and SP.
Ms Mayawati said that the party candidates were on the socond spot at
50 seats in the recent Lok Sabha elections and the success in the
bypoll proved the party had got less than expected seats in the
With regards to the loss at the Morna assembly seat in Muzaffarnagar
district, the BSP president attributed it to the fact that all three
major parties BSP, SP and the Congress had fielded Mulsim candidates
there due to which Ajit Singh-led Rashtriya Lok Dal emerged
BSP has won the three assembly seats of Moradabad (west), Malihabad
(reserved) and Vidhuna, while has lost Morna seat to the RLD.
Mayawati bounces back after poor show in Lok Sabha polls
Deepak Gidwani / DNASaturday, August 22, 2009 2:21 IST
Lucknow: The elephant trumpeted victory for the BSP in the crucial
assembly byelections in UP on Tuesday. The ruling party won three of
the four seats handsomely. Byelections to nine more seats are to be
held in next 2 months.
The Congress, seen as the major challenger in these by elections, is
deriving consolation from increase in its vote count as compared to
2007. The SP lost both the seats (Malihabad and Vidhuna) it had won in
2007 to the BSP. The BJP fared the worst. Not only did it end up
fourth in three seats, it even lost the Moradabad-West seat it had won
in 2007. The saffron party’s only consolation is that it helped the
Rashtriya Lok Dal retain Morna (Muzaffarnagar) that RLD won in 2007.
UP CM Mayawati, who did not campaign in the bypoll, described the
result a victory of her government’s policies.
The results prove it is too early to write off the BSP, and that
anti-incumbency is a far cry where the Mayawati magic is concerned,
regardless of how many Dalit houses Rahul Gandhi visits. Mayawati said
that after the Lok Sabha polls people had understood that the
Congress, SP and BJP had a secret understanding to stop a “Dalit ki
Beti” from becoming PM.
The Congress is trying to explain away the BSP sweep as a result of
the “gross misuse of official machinery” by the state government. UP
Congress chief Rita Bahuguna Joshi said despite repeated pleas by her
party, the Mayawati government did not deploy central para military
forces. She also said that the results were an indicator of the
Congress’s increasing popularity.
Officials must implement govt schemes: Mayawati
STAFF WRITER 12:43 HRS IST
Lucknow, Aug 22 (PTI) Instructing all the departments to ensure proper
implementation of government schemes in the state, Uttar Pradesh Chief
Minister Mayawati today said the officials will be accountable if
their subordinates fail to execute responsibilities.
“If district level officials are failing to execute their
responsibilities with honesty and dedication, accountability of
principal secretary or secretary of the department concerned will be
fixed and action will be taken against him,” Mayawati said during a
high-level review meeting yesterday.
She asked the government officials to “improve their work culture as
per the expectations and need of the people and ensure that people get
benefit of various welfare schemes”.
Mayawati said that a report submitted by the chief secretary had
indicated that working of some department was not satisfactory.
Objections and suggestions to the draft could be submitted in writing with
valid reasons to the Principal Secretary, Department of Urban Development,
Objections to the notification will be taken into consideration after August
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21-08-09 to 22-08-09
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Nagesh Hegde, Senior Jouranalist
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Welcome speech by Sri.Chunchaiah, Sr.Asst.Director DOH
Peresentaion of Establishing Organic vegetable Garden Ms. Sangita
Launching of G3 by Dr. K.ramakrishnappa. Explanation on G3 by
Talk and sharing of experience : Sri.Nagesh Hegde, Sr,.Journalist
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Participants Experience: Appaji
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Vote of Thanks ; Sri.nataraj, Asst. Director DOH
Establishing a vegetable garden
|Tired of vegetables from
the supermarket that are tasteless and deteriorate within days of purchase? Remember how
the tomatoes and fresh beans and peas from Grandad’s vegie patch used to taste? Are you
wary of genetically modified food? Growing your own fresh vegetables is not difficult and
apart from the wonderful taste, you will also know exactly what has gone into and on to
The one really vital requirement for a successful vegetable garden is a sunny location.
Choose the sunniest spot you can find. If the only sunny area is paved, or on the deck or
balcony, then plant your vegetables in pots (refer to our info on sowing
into containers). There are quite a few varieties of vegetables developed expressly
for this purpose and container vegetable growing is becoming easier and easier.
The soil in a vegetable garden needs to be well-draining with a good structure (nice and
crumbly) that allows rapid root growth and easy access to nutrients, water and air. The
incorporation of organic material such as household compost (best because it’s weed free)
and composted animal manures helps to create suitable conditions for growth. It should be
dug over to break up clumps of soil (never dig when the soil is wet & sticky as this
will cause clumping). If, however, you find digging difficult, or are faced with a
compacted, poorly-drained site, then building up a “no-dig garden” with layers
of straw, hay and compost above ground level will allow you to grow wonderful vegetables
without the heavy work of digging over the bed. Whatever way you go the top of the soil
should be friable to allow the emerging shoots to break through.
The degree of soil acidity (i.e. the pH) can affect nutrients available to
plants. Most vegetables thrive in soil with a pH between 6 and 7. A simple pH test with a
soil testing kit (one is available from the Global Garden shop) will indicate if your soil
is too acid or too alkaline. Soils with plenty of organic matter added may need the
addition of garden lime to raise the pH. For maximum growth, natural fertilisers may need
supplementing with artificial fertilisers to ensure that the plants have all the nutrients
they need. Don’t over-fertilise. The use of a variety of organic materials will probably
produce perfectly satisfactory results. Water well before sowing.
Now you are ready to open your packet and sow those miraculous little seeds!
It is usually best to sow in a straight line so that you can easily distinguish your
vegetables from any weeds which may also sprout. The job may be made easier for small
seeds by mixing them with sand & applying with a shaker to better control the sowing
rate. Sow the seed according to the directions on the packet. A general rule that works for
many seeds is that you plant them at a depth that is twice the diameter of the seed with a
minimum depth of 1 cm. Water with a fine spray initially. The seeds need moisture to
develop, so keep them moist but don’t drown them.
One of the great advantages of the home vegetable garden is the option of producing
pesticide-free produce. You may have to settle for produce that is not as visually perfect
as the shop-bought stuff and steel yourself to doing plenty of picking off and squashing
of pests. Looking at your growing crop every day not only gives satisfaction but can
enable you to quickly detect any harmful insects and physically remove them. The other
options, of course, include choosing products with low toxicity eg Pyrethrum insecticide,
trying biological control eg Dipel (for caterpillars) and using companion planting.
(Marigolds are very good). Snail bait is something that you may need to use. (Multiguard
is much safer than other baits.) A snail beer trap can be very effective - bury a
container level with the ground & fill with beer. Slugs & snails find it
irresistible & then drown happily.
The choice of vegetables depends on the tastes of those who are going to eat them. Don’t
waste garden space producing wonderful crops of, say, chokoes, if no one in the family
will touch them with a bargepole! Like all sensible producers, cater for your market, and
sow seed successively to have an on-going supply. Tomatoes, beans, peas, broccoli,
capsicums, lettuce, carrots and zucchini are all particularly easy & rewarding. You
don’t need a huge space at all, and a vegie garden can be very attractive.
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It works to be at job fair, even at 73!
|f you thought 60 was an age
ripe enough to retire and relax, this job fair for senior citizens in
Bangalore was destined to demolish myths. Instead of the 20-something,
fresh-out-of-college wannabe youngsters, about 700 sexagenarians and
septuagenarians queued up to meet their prospective employers.
by a City-based NGO, Nightingales Medical Trust (NTM), the fair was
surely high on novelty. For this first-of-its-kind initiative, the
Trust had roped in 13 employers. Most jobs on offer were in the fields
of insurance, accounts and engineering.
“The objective behind
With nearly 700 registered job
For 73-year-old Sumitra, who retired as a nursing
Did anyone say old age was an age-old problem?
A BLUE PRINT FOR LIFE
OF USING RESOURSES
In summary, a person must live, just
as apig, horse,
cow, or sheep must
live. Even insects and other creatures
must live. But the
spice of life is different for each. People
Today like to enjoy
name-brand clothes, jewelry, and popular
makeup. Being this is
in vogue, and people like to make
themselves over. But
true beauty, which is impressive, solemn,
ad composed yet
carefree, comes naturally from within. The
on the Treasury of Truth with Parables [Dharmapadavadana
Sutra] expresses this idea, “Wisdom without anger is
will have quality only if one strives to
personality, ahbits, ideas, and relationships,
mking the good better
as wella s improving, correcting, and
infinitive is a form of verb. It expresses the verbal
Notion without referring to a tense of a
In Pāli, It is formed by adding Tuṁ to verb. For example,
dātuṁ = to give
Similarly formed are:
Pā+ tuṁ= Pātuṁ, pivituṁ = to drink
Pac=pacituṁ = to cook
Is=icchituṁ = to wish
Bhas=bhāsituṁ = to speak
ā+mant= Āmant= Āmantetuṁ = to address
pucch=pucchituṁ = to ask
khaṇ= khaṇituṁ = to dig
suj=sujituṁ = to cause pain
vand=vandituṁ = to bow down, to worship
paṇam=panāmituṁ = to worship
cur=coretuṁ = to steal, plunder
jay=jayituṁ = to conquer
yuj=yuñjituṁ = to yoke
dam=dametuṁ = to tame
gam=gantuṁ-gamituṁ = to go
bhuj=bhuñjituṁ = to eat
likh=likhituṁ = to write
vad=vadituṁ = to say
kath=khatetuṁ - to speak
nimant=nimantetuṁ =to invite
chind=chindituṁ = to cut
pariesa=pariyeituṁ = to seek
bhaj=bhajituṁ = to associate
parāji= parājayituṁ = to defeat
jiv=jivituṁ = to survive
Bodhisatta = would-be-Buddha
Bodhirukkha = Tree of Wisdom
Lokuttara = Supermundane, Transcendental
Yuñjatha = put forth, plunge yourself, Yoke
Cakkavatti = World Monarch, Emperor
Seṭṭha = Noblest
Bhagavā = Blessed One
Tibhuvana = Three realms of Existence
Āha = Said
Māra = The Evil One
Pacchā = Afterwards, Later
Yogi = Meditator, Mystic
Jeṭṭha = Pre-eminent
Jina = Victor
Lokanāyaka = Leader of the
Nātha = Saviour
Bhikkhavo = Monks
Anukampā = Compassion, Mercy
Hitā = Welfare
TRAINING ON BUDDHISM FOR CHILDREN -21
Beauty and Grey
[A Wise Leader]
Once upon a time,
there was a deer who was the leader of a herd of a thousand. He had two sons.
One was very slim and tall, with bright alert eyes, and smooth reddish fur. He
was called Beauty. The other was Grey in color, also slim and tall, and was called
after they were fully grown, their father called Beauty and Grey to him. He said,
“I am now very old, so I cannot do all that is necessary to look after this
big herd of deer. I want you, my two grown-up children, to be the leaders, while
I retire from looking after them all the time. We will divide the herd, and each
of you will lead 500 deer.” So it was done.
India, when the harvest time comes, the deer are always in danger. The rice is
at its tallest, and the deer cannot help but go into the paddies and eat it. To
avoid the destruction of their crops, the human beings dig pits, set sharp stakes
in the ground, and build stone traps - all to capture and kill the deer.
this was the season, the wise old deer called the two new leaders to him. He advised
them to take the herds up into the mountain forest, far from the dangerous farm
lands. This was how he had always saved the deer from being wounded or killed.
Then he would bring them back to the low lands after the harvest was over.
he was too old and weak for the trip, he would remain behind in hiding. He warned
them to be careful and have a safe journey. Beauty set out with his herd for the
mountain forest, and so did Grey with his.
villagers all along the way knew that this was the time the deer moved from the
low lying farm lands to the high countryside. So they hid along the way and killed
the deer as they passed by.
Grey did not pay attention to his father’s wise advice. Instead of being careful
and traveling safely, he was in a hurry to get to the lush mountain forest. So
he moved his herd constantly, during the night, at dawn and dusk, and even in
broad daylight. This made it easy for the people to shoot the deer in Grey’s herd
with bows and arrows. Many were killed, and many were wounded, only to die in
pain later on. Grey reached the forest with only a few deer remaining alive.
tall sleek red-furred Beauty was wise enough to understand the danger to his moving
herd. So he was very careful. He knew it was safer to stay away from the villages,
and from all humans. He knew it was not safe in the daytime, or even at dawn or
dusk. So he led his herd wide around the villages, and moved only in the middle
of the night. Beauty’s herd arrived in the mountain forest safe and sound, with
no one killed or injured.
two herds found each other, and remained in the mountains until well after the
harvest season was over. Then they began the return to the farmland country.
had learned nothing from the first trip. As it was getting cold in the mountains,
he was in a hurry to get to the warmer low lands. So he was just as careless as
before. Again the people hid along the way and attacked and killed the deer. All
Grey’s herd were killed, later to be eaten or sold by the villagers. Grey himself
was the only one who survived the journey.
led his herd in the same careful way as before. He brought back all 500 deer,
completely safe. While the deer were still in the distance, the old chief said
to his doe, “Look at the deer coming back to us. Beauty has all his followers
with him. Grey comes limping back alone, without his whole herd of 500. Those
who follow a wise leader, with good qualities, will always be safe. Those who
follow a foolish leader, who is careless and thinks only of himself, will fall
into troubles and be destroyed.”
some time, the old deer died and was reborn as he deserved. Beauty became chief
of the herd and lived a long life, loved and admired by all.
moral is: A wise leader puts the safety of his followers first.
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