Saturday, August 31, 2013

Radha Mohan Singh - Political Leader



DOB - 1 September  1949

radhamohan.singh@bjp.org
rmsingh@sansad.nic.in


Radha Mohan Singh is a leader of the Bharatiya Janata Party. Singh was president of its Bihar state unit from 2006 to 2009. He was member of 11th Lok Sabha, 13th Lok Sabha and member of the 15th Lok Sabha, the lower house of the Parliament of India, representing Purvi Champaran constituency in Bihar state.

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Father’s Name                 Late Shri Baidyanath Singh
Mother’s Name                 Smt. Jai Sundari Devi
Date of Birth                    1 September 1949
Place of Birth                   Narha Panapur, Distt. East Champaran (Bihar)

Spouse’s Name                 Smt. Shanti Devi
No. of Sons                       One
No. of Daughters             One
Educational                      B.A.
Qualifications                  Educated at M.S. College, Bihar University, Motihari (Bihar)
Profession                         Political and Social Worker
Permanent Address          Rajendra Nagar,
                                          Motihari-845 401
                                          (Bihar)
                                          Tels. (09052) 32785, 74234
Present Address                94, North Avenue,
                                          New Delhi-110 011
                                          Tel. (011) 3794413
Positions Held
    1967-68                      Member, Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (A.B.V.P.)
   1969                            Mandal Secretary, Jana Sangh
   1970-77                       Organising Secretary, Jana Sangh, East Champaran, Bihar
   1977-80                       General Secretary, Bharatiya Janata Party (B.J.P.), East Champaran, Bihar
   1980-87                       Regional Organising Secretary, B.J.P., Muzaffarpur
   1988-90                       President, Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (B.J.Y.M.), Bihar
   1989-91                       Elected to 9th Lok Sabha
   1990-91                       Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Communications
   1990-93                       General Secretary, B.J.P., Bihar
   1993 onwards              Secretary, State Election Committee, B.J.P, Bihar
   1996                            Re-elected to 11th Lok Sabha (2nd term)
   1999                            Re-elected to 13th Lok Sabha (3rd term)
  1999-2000                   Member, Committee on Commerce
                                       Member, Committee to Review the Rate of Dividend Payable by the Railway
                                       Undertaking to General Revenue
   2000 onwards               Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Communications
Special Interests



Rural welfare, working especially for Harijans and the downtrodden; Member, Rashtriya Swayam
Sevak Sangh since childhood



Arun Jaitley - Political Leader



DOB - 28 December 1952


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http://www.arunjaitley.com/en/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arun_Jaitley

Renuka Chowdary - Political Leader


DOB - 13 August 1954

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Renuka_Chowdhury

Baijayant Panda - Political Leader


DOB - 12 Jan 1964
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http://jaypanda.in/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baijayant_Panda



Supriya Sule - Political Leader

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Hindu Festivals - Articles in Hindi Language


मकर संक्रांति
          मकर संक्रान्ति भारत के प्रमुख त्यौहारों में से एक है। यह पर्व प्रत्येक वर्ष जनवरी महीने में समस्त भारत में मनाया जाता है। इस दिन से सूर्य उत्तरायण होता है, जब उत्तरी गोलार्ध सूर्य की ओर मुड़ जाता है। परम्परा से यह विश्वास किया जाता है कि इसी दिन सूर्य मकर राशि में प्रवेश करता है।

         Bharat Discovery article in Hindi
         Makara Sankranti in Different Parts of India - Hindi article
          







Hindi Puran

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

गणेश चतुर्थी - Ganesh Chaturdhi - Hindi Article


गणेश चतुर्थी की कथा

एक बार भगवान शंकर स्नान करने के लिए कैलाश पर्वत से भोगावती नामक स्थान पर गए। उनके जाने के बाद पार्वती ने स्नान करते समय अपने तन के मैल से एक पुतला बनाया और उसे सतीव कर दिया। उसका नाम उन्होंने गणेश रखा। पार्वती जी ने गणेश जी से कहा- 'हे पुत्र! तुम एक मुद्गर लेकर द्वार पर जाकर पहरा दो। मैं भीतर स्नान कर रही हूं। इसलिए यह ध्यान रखना कि जब तक मैं स्नान न कर लूं,तब तक तुम किसी को भीतर मत आने देना।

उधर थोड़ी देर बाद भोगावती में स्नान करने के बाद जब भगवान शिव जी वापस आए और घर के अंदर प्रवेश करना चाहा तो गणेशजी ने उन्हें द्वार पर ही रोक दिया। इसे शिवजी ने अपना अपमान समझा और क्रोधित होकर उसका सिर, धड़ से अलग करके अंदर चले गए। टेढ़ी भृकुटि वाले शिवजी जब अंदर पहुंचे तो पार्वती जी ने उन्हें नाराज़ देखकर समझा कि भोजन में विलम्ब के कारण महादेव नाराज़ हैं। इसलिए उन्होंने तत्काल दो थालियों में भोजन परोसकर शिवजी को बुलाया और भोजन करने का निवेदन किया। तब दूसरी थाली देखकर शिवजी ने पार्वती से पूछा-'यह दूसरी थाली किस के लिए लगाई है?' इस पर पार्वती जी बोली-' अपने पुत्र गणेश के लिए, जो बाहर द्वार पर पहरा दे रहा है।' यह सुनकर शिवजी को आश्चर्य हुआ और बोले- 'तुम्हारा पुत्र पहरा दे रहा है? किंतु मैंने तो अपने को रोके जाने पर उसका सिर धड़ से अलग कर उसकी जीवन लीला समाप्त कर दी।' यह सुनकर पार्वतीजी बहुत दुखी हुईं और विलाप करने लगीं। उन्होंने शिवजी से पुत्र को पुनर्जीवन देने को कहा। तब पार्वती जी को प्रसन्न करने के लिए भगवान शिव ने एक हाथी के बच्चे का सिर काटकर उस बालक के धड़ से जोड़ दिया। पुत्र गणेश को पुन: जीवित पाकर पार्वती जी बहुत प्रसन्न हुईं। उन्होंने पति और पुत्र को भोजन कराकर फिर स्वयं भोजन किया। यह घटना भाद्रपद शुक्ल चतुर्थी को घटित हुई थी। इसलिए यह तिथि पुण्य पर्व के रूप में मनाई जाती है।

गणेश जी के पूजन

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Shree Ganesh Chaturthi Vrat Katha - Hindi

Ravi Shankar Prasad



Ravi Shankar Prasad (dob: 30 August 1954) is an Indian lawyer and politician. He is presently (August 2013), Deputy Leader of Opposition in the Rajya Sabha, the upper house of the Parliament of India.

He is a member of  Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and a senior advocate at the Supreme Court of India. He represents Bihar in the Rajya Sabha. He held the positions of Minister of State in the Ministry of Coal and Mines, the Ministry of Law and Justice, and the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting during the National Democratic Alliance government under the leadership of Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.

He was elected to the Rajya Sabha for the third term.

Email id: ravis@sansad.nic.in
Source: Rajya Sabha Members emails
http://164.100.47.5/NewMembers/emaillist.aspx

Jagdish Singh Rana




15th Lok Sabha Member - Constituency : Saharanpur (Uttar Pradesh )
Party Name : Bahujan Samaj Party(BSP)
Father’s Name Shri Harkesh Singh Rana
Mother’s Name Smt. Krishna Devi
Date of Birth 28 Aug 1954
Place of Birth Muradnagar, Distt. Saharanpur (Uttar Pradesh)

Spouse’s Name Smt. Santosh Rana
No. of Sons 2
No.of Daughters 1
Educational Qualifications B.A.
Educated at J.V. Jain College, Saharanpur, Uttar Pradesh
Profession Agriculturist


Permanent Address
Kothi No.1, Ahmedbagh,
Delhi Road,
Saharanpur,
Uttar Pradesh
Tels (0132) 2728282
09359890555 (M)

Present Address
44, Ashoka Road,
New Delhi- 110 001
Tels. 9013180214 (M)
Positions Held
1991-2007 Member, Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly (five times)
2003 Cabinet Minister, Govt. of Uttar Pradesh
2009 Elected to 15th Lok Sabha
6 Aug. 2009 Member, Committee on Estimates
31 Aug. 2009 Member, Committee on Commerce

Special Interests
Agriculture and rural development

SAHARANPUR - Parliamentary Constituency - Uttar Pradesh





YEAR NAME OF MEMBER PARTY
1952 Ajit Prasad Jain Congress
1957 Ajit Prasad Jain Congress
1962 Thakur Yashpal Singh Independent
1967 Gayyur Ali Independent
1971 Shafkkat Jang Congress
1977 Rasheed Masood Janta Party
1980 Rasheed Masood Janta Party(Charan Singh)
1985 Ch. Yash Pal Singh Congress
1989 Rasheed Masood Janta Dal (V.P. Singh)
1991 Rasheed Masood Janta Dal (V.P. Singh)
1996 Ch. Nakli Singh B.J.P.
1998 Ch. Nakli Singh B.J.P.
1999 Mansoor Ali Khan B.S.P.
2004 Rasheed Masood S.P.
2009 Jagdish Singh Rana B.S.P.   Date of Birth 28 Aug 1954



http://saharanpur.nic.in/sre_political.htm

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Sir Dorabji Tata


Sir Dorabji Tata (27 August 1859 – 3 June 1932) was son of J.N.Tata and he played an important part in the development of the Tata Group. 

J.N. Tata was committed to four goals: setting up an iron and steel company, a world-class learning institution, a unique hotel and a hydro-electric plant. Only the hotel became a reality during his lifetime, with the inauguration of the Taj Mahal Hotel at Colaba waterfront in Bombay (now Mumbai) on 3 December 1903. It was set at the cost of 42 million rupees. Jamsetji Tata died on 19 May 1904. Sir Dorabji Tata, Eldest son of Jamsetji had pursued his fathers dreams and wishes.

Dorab Tata was the elder son of Hirabai and Parsi Zoroastrian Jamsetji Nusserwanji Tata. He received his primary education at the Proprietary High School in Bombay. He went  to England in 1875, where he was privately tutored initially. He entered Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge in 1877 and was educated there for two years. He returned to Bombay in 1879. He continued his studies at St. Xavier's College, Bombay, and obtained a degree in 1882.

Dorab worked for two years as a journalist at the Bombay Gazette. In 1884, he joined the cotton business division of his father's firm. 

Dorabji was intimately involved in the fulfillment of his father's ideas of a modern iron and steel industry, and agreed to the necessity for hydroelectric electricity to power the industry. Dorab is credited with the establishment of the conglomerates Tata Steel in 1907 and Tata Power in 1911, which are the core of the present-day Tata Group. Dorabji is known to have personally accompanied the mineralogists who were searching for iron fields.  Under Dorabji's management, the business of Tata Group that had once included three cotton mills and the Taj Hotel Bombay grew to include India's largest private sector steel company, three electric companies and one of India’s leading insurance companies. Founder of New India Assurance Co Ltd. in 1919, the largest General Insurance company in India. Dorabji Tata was knighted in January 1910 by Edward VII, becoming Sir Dorabji Tata.

On March 11, 1932, he established a trust fund which was to be used "without any distinction of place, nationality or creed," for the advancement of learning and research, disaster relief, and other philanthropic purposes. That trust is today known as the Sir Dorabji Tata Trust. Dorabji additionally provided the seed money to fund the setting up of India's premier scientific and engineering research institution, the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore.

Dorabji died in Bad Kissingen, Germany on June 3, 1932, at the age of 73. He had no children.

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Thursday, August 22, 2013

Tamil Nadu - Ashrams, Temples, Veda Schools (Pathasalas)


Ashrams

Chennai
Ramakrishna Math, Chennai

Ramakrishna Math
Mylapore, Chennai 600 004
Phone: 044-2462-1110 (4 lines)
Fax: 044-2493 4589
Email: srkmath@vsnl.com
Website:
www.sriramakrishnamath.org
The centre was started in 1897 by Swami Ramakrishnananda (a direct disciple of Sri Ramakrishna).
Tiruvannamalai
 Ramanashramam, Sheshadri swamigal Ashramam, Yogi Ramsurathkumar Ashramam, Agasthiyar Ashramam and many other Ashrams are in Tiruvannamalai Girivalam route. 

Tiruvannnamalai 188 km from Chennai, Tamilnadu. The whole town and the mountain is considered as the form of god Shiva. 

Madurai Dist
Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Meenakshi Ashram
Near Pavanna Vilakku Junction,
New Natham Road, Saramthangi Village
Vellayampatti P.O.,
Madurai Dist. 625 503
Tamil Nadu, INDIA

Telephone (Ashram): +91.452.291.2950 OR +91.94.4219.0661 OR +91.93.4467.7965
Fax: +91.452.439.3445
e-mail: madurai@sivananda.org

Temples and Temple Towns


Shiva Temple
Kamakshi Temple, Ulagalanda perumal temple, and many temples. This is also a temple town having many temples.
Its is a temple town, many temples are here. Main temple is Sri Kumbeswarar Temple

Festival: Maha Magam (once in 12 years) 

Madurai
Meenakshi Sundareswarar Temple

Festival: Sithirai Thiruvizha or Kallazhagar Thiruvizha
Palani
Murugan

Festival: panguni Uthiram, thai poosam
Brihadeeswara Temple, called as 'big temple' 

Tiruvannamalai

Arunachaleshwarar (Shiva) temple, 

Festival: Karthikai Deepam, Shivarathiri, Arudhra Dharisanam, Sithirai Thiruvizha and all fullmoon days especially Chithra Pournami (Fullmoon day of Chithirai tamil month)

Lakhs of people visit this place on every fullmoon day for the Girivalam ( go around the mountain by walking of 13 km)

Veda Schools

Chennai
Sri Ahobila Mutt Oriental School of West Mambalam, Chennai
It is a role model among educational institutions that impart 'vaideek' as well as 'lowkeek' knowledge. In addition to the regular state-level school syllabus, eligible students also undergo Veda-adhyananam. It is a delight to observe these young, budding adhikaris recite with utmost respect for their adhyapaka-teacher. The academic year keeps them very busy with both school work as well as veda-class. School vacation, however, gives them the extra time to visit homes on invitation for veda-paaraayanam.
Sri Bala veda padasala School 
Sri Bala veda padasala School located from Chennai arount 100 k.m., in G.S.T Main Road vidyarthees completed Upanayana from age 7 upto 14 of age vidyartees wanted. Presently Krishna Yajurveda are systematically learning. We provide free accommodation, food, cloths, offerings are presents. In holidays teaching sanskrit, tamil, english langauges are also. Interesting to learn yajur veda, vidyartees only contact.
Contact : R.Balakrishnan
Mobile : 9840912762
Phone : 044 - 26269868
Address : 3008, IInd Street, 13th Main Road, Z Block, Santhi Colony Anna Nagar West, Chennai - 600 040.

 Coimbatore
SriCCVV Trust Veda Patasala


Cuddalore
Krishna Yajurveda
13/7 Baburao Street, Cuddalore -2 (Pin 607 002)
Sent mail to drtvasudevan@gmail.com

Kodavasal
Swami Dayananda Educational Trust Veda Pathasala
http://www.sdet.in/our-projects/veda-pathashalas/

Manjakkudi
Swami Dayananda Educational Trust Veda Pathasala
http://www.sdet.in/our-projects/veda-pathashalas/
Originally posted by me in Knol Knol number 1058

Veda Schools - Vidyalayas

There are knols to provide this information for each state of India. This knol will help in collection of information in a different format.

Sridevi Veda Vidyalayamu
Srisailam - 518 101
Kurnool District
Andhra Pradesh 
India
Ph. 08524-287147


Veda Pathasala - Krishna Yajurveda
13/7, Baburao Street, Cuddalore -2
Pin - 607 002
Send mail to drtvasudevan@gmail.com





Shukla Yajur Veda Patashalas



Shukla Yajur Veda Patashala, Tirupathi Devasthanam, Tirupathi, A.P.


ShuklaYajur Veda Patashala at MysoreSanskritCollege, Mysore, Karnataka.
 
ShuklaYajur Veda Patashala, Bangalore
 
YogeeswaraYagnavalkya Trust Patashala, Chamarajpet, Bangalore.
 
YagnavalkyaPatashala of Konnammal Trust, Srirangapatnam, Mysore, Karnataka.
 
 ChidamabaraSamsthanaShukla Yajur Veda Patashala, Agadi, Darwar, Karnataka.
Pandrapur Devasthana Patashala, Pandarpur, Maharashtra


Shukla Yajur Veda Patashala, Sri Devi Kamakshi Amman Koil, New Delhi.


Vaigai Nallur Patashala, Kulithalai, Trichy Dt. Tamil Nadu.
 
 Sri Shukla Yajur Veda Sastra Patashala, Kanchipuram, Tamilnadu.


Kashi Sangaveda Vidyalaya, Varanasi, UP.




References
http://www.shuklayajurveda.org/patashalas.html?PHPSESSID=5fb9ed7ae951608f7f7c548e52e3541f


Original Knol - http://knol.google.com/k/narayana-rao/veda-schools-vidyalayas/2utb2lsm2k7a/ 1177

Friday, August 9, 2013

M.L.A. Prabhakar - Victory Celebration

Chapter 1

The party members and the college students who campaigned for Prabhakar were elated at the surprise victory. Phone calls followed all around and large number gathered at the counting station to greet their new MLA and accompany him in the victory parade. The procession moved towards the IPP office. From there the procession moved toward the house of Prabhakar. On the way, Prabhakar visited all the temples and prayed in them. The procession participants dispersed at the house of Prabhakar.

Next day morning Prabhakar visited his college and met the principal. Principal called for a faculty meeting to felicitate their alumni now, the MLA of the constituency. Prabhakar thanked all the faculty members for the encouragement given to him and promised to them to make efforts to increase support to the institution to strengthen it to promote science and technology.

He then addressed a student meeting in the college and thanked all the students profusely for participating very actively in his campaign and make the win possible.

In the evening there was the public function in the Nagarabharati Auditorium. The first speech was given by the party town president. He thanked all the voters for electing a dynamic and sincere person to the MLA post. He assured them that all party members  will work actively to support Prabhakar. He requested people to meet party members to give suggestions as well as to redress their problems connected to various administrative offices in the town, district and the state.

Prabhakar in his speech, thanked all for supporting his attempt. He thanked his company employees and students especially for providing great support to him and his party. He promised to them to hold monthly discussion meetings to gather their views regarding various issues that an MLA has to vote in the assembly and other bodies where he will be nominated as a member. He also told them that he will declared his weekly program and people are free to meet him in his house cum office on all the days he is present in the town. He will also make available a box wherein all suggestions can be dropped at any time by citizens. His email id prabhakarmla@gmail.com  is available for sending emails.

Speech made by Prabhakar

Thank you very much.

You, Voters have made an independent choice in favour a first time politician.

From  north to south and east to west, you defied the odds and the experts and delivered a surprise victory to me and my party.

I thank all the people of Ranimundry for electing me as your next MLA.

Every day I hold this office, I will give all that is in me to serve you well and make you proud.

Most of all, I will remember that while the honor is mine, a MLA is people's representative.

I want to thank my party president, Mr. Venkateshwara and all the speakers for their call of congratulations. A hard contest is now behind us, and now we must come together as a united citizens of this town.

I promised to my family members and friends at the very beginning,  that win or lose we would run a race which would make us all proud. I kept my word and we ran a clean, issues oriented, upbeat campaign with the involvement of large number people.

When I first started running, I asked for a lot of help, because I knew it was going to be me against the  big party machines. As it happened all of us were against those machines. But we persisted with determination with our aim of sending one among us to the assembly.


I’m grateful to all those who supported me even when I was a long shot. I especially thank a friend who was there with encouragement from the very beginning, Venkateshwara Rao. He guided me using his experience as a contestant in the parliamentary election.

There are some  people who gave me a chance and believed in me. For the trust they placed in me, and for all they have taught me, I thank my friends and party members. The victory celebration today is because of your early belief and support.

It all started with me, and my visits to party members houses. Our party president appreciated our campaign with an address here. Then it resulted in the Chief Minister's hurried visit to the town to defend his party. His special criticism of me and my party showed what we have achieved through our way of campaign.


In every corner of our town, I met with people, looked them in the eye, shook their hand, and asked them for their vote. I didn’t worry about their party affiliation, and they didn’t worry about mine. It was simply shared conviction that brought us all together. That helps in serving all as MLA of the town. Now every one can visit me and discuss issues.

In Hyderabad, I will work in the assembly with members of all parties to express your views and influence them to support your views.

As I proudly take up the duty you have given me, I promise to do my best for Ranimundry, East Godavari District, Andhra Pradesh and India.

I go to Hyderabad as the representative of no faction or interest, answering only to my conscience and to the people. I’ve got a lot to learn in the assembly,  but I know who I am and I know who I serve.

Thank you very much.

Bharat Parikrama Yatra - Sitaram Kedilaya

It is a 5 year travel itinery (2012-2017) - It focuses mainly on Villages



8 August 2013
Yatra is on 365 Day. At Badanor in Rajastan
http://samvada.org/2013/news/day-365-bharat-parikrama-yatra-completes-one-year-of-successful-campaign-aiming-gram-vikas/

10 July 2013
With an aim of 'Bharat Parikrama Yatra', the 64 year old senior RSS Pracharak Sitaram Kedilaya enters 7th state Rajasthan.

He  started the Yatra on August 9, 2012 from Kanyakumari and on July 9, he finished his 335th day in Yatra. Now he is residing in Udaipur district's Akhivada village. He will be in Rajasthan till September 25 to preach  'Save India' mission.

Till date, Kedilaya has covered 3,500 KM through walk and  he walks for 10 to 15 KM on a daily basis.




24 October 2012
http://www.organiser.org/Encyc/2012/10/24/-b-A-walkathon-endeavour-to-inculcate-self-reliance-in-villages--b-.aspx?NB=&lang=4&m1=&m2=&p1=&p2=&p3=&p4=&PageType=N

Swati Dandekar - An Indian - Presently a Politician in USA


Dandekar, a Democrat born and educated in India, has been living in Iowa for over thirty years. She has served three terms as a member in the Iowa House of Representatives. In 2008, she threw her hat in the ring to run for an Iowa state Senate seat that had voted Republican for almost 20 years. She reached  out to many rural Iowans with a platform based on education, quality health care, renewable energy and economic growth and she won 54.3 percent of the vote and became the senator.

Swati Dandekar took risk and chose to reach for a higher office that required her to knock on doors in areas where she had not represented the people and where knowledge of Asian Indian Americans may not have been high. As a result of her successful gamble, APAs now have a state Senate-level standard-bearer in a state not know for its high percentage of APAs.

Sen. Dandekar’s rise in politics has other lessons for APAs interested in community involvement, no matter where they live and no matter what their life circumstances, because she did not start life thinking that she would become a politician. She started with science-oriented undergraduate and masters degrees in India and came to Iowa to be with her husband in 1972. Like many stay-at-home mothers, she raised her two sons while doing volunteer work in the community.

As her kids got older, however, she got more involved in the community. She became president of the Parent Teachers Organization and did such a good job that, when a seat opened on the local school board, her friends convinced her to run. She learned how to ask for votes, raise money and speak out on the key issues facing her community. On Election Day, she won with 80 percent of the votes, and her political career was underway.

Not everyone can be as smart, organized and compassionate as Swati Dandekar. But all of us can learn to get involved in our local communities, speak out on issues of concern to us and get beyond our comfort zones so that we can have more impact on the world around us.


2014
Swati Dandekar is planning to contest for House of Representatives, USA in 2014
http://107.6.13.241/wiki/index.php/Swati_Dandekar

2008
http://www.asianweek.com/2008/12/17/apa-person-of-the-year-swati-dandekar/

2004
The passion of Swati Dandekar
http://02e1137.netsolhost.com/villages/asian/politics_law/archives/ikeda_swati_dandekar_1004.asp


M.L.A. Prabhakar - Ranimundry Constituency



Mr. Prabhakar, a 35 year old person was working as maintenance senior engineer in the fertilizer factory. One day in 2008, he saw the news item regarding the preparations of Indian People Party for assembly elections of the state. He had studied political news from his six class onwards. He was fascinated by the achievements of national leaders. He also came across many criticisms of political leaders and their actions by opposition politicians. A thought came to him regarding contesting in the elections. Even though he did not contest elections himself, he had taken active interest in student elections in school and college. He is working in a private company and hence he can take leave and contest for the election. The risk is less as he can continue with his job subsequent to the election. He helped the candidates of Indian People Party in the earlier elections and hence he was confident of getting their advice regarding his candidature.

He went and met the M.P. candidate in the earlier election, Mr. Venkateswara Rao. Venkateswara Rao is a local lawyer and was a member of the party for a long time. He polled around 18,000 votes in the last parliamentary election and from the Ranimundry assembly constituency he polled 4,300 votes. Venkateswara Rao encouraged Prabhakar to join the party and try seeking a ticket from the constituency. Prabhakar then met his Union Secretary of the factory sought his opinion. He got the assurance of support from the union secretary. He then wrote to the former president and secretary of his alma mater when he was in final year. They are working in other towns. He got favourable responses from them regarding his idea. He then went and met the current president and secretary of his alma mater seeking their support in his proposed endeavour. He showed them the letters from the former president and secretary of his time. The current president and secretary showed happiness that one of their alumni was trying to take up a leadership role in the political system of the constituency and the state. Prabhakar met the faculty of his department and sought their blessings. He was warned by them of the various difficulties and challenges of the election. That made him think about the consequences of his adventure. He discussed the issue with his family members.

He met the town president of the Indian People Party along with Venkateshwara Rao and joined the party as an official member. Subsequently, he went around and informed his many friends and acquaintances and got twenty five members enrolled as party members getting the active party member status in the party. Prabhakar is an idealist and he is doing things presently with a mission to do good to the society. He is a good public speaker and writer and he had participated in number of competitions in his school and college days. The ideal situations that he portrayed in his speeches and essays are pushing him now to do things in practice.

He started going every day to the houses of two members of the party. On Saturday and Sunday, when he had holidays, he was visiting ten houses of party members and friends.At each house,  he was making a point of meeting all the family members and he was making a mental note. At the end of the day, he used to write the particulars of families in diary and used to post a letter thanking them for the hospitality extended to his on his visit. In three months time, he was able to meet 500 persons. In some of the visits, Venkateswara Rao also joined him. Simultaneously he requested his brother and sister also to visit the houses of their friends and inform them the possibility of his contesting the assembly elections. He sent letters to the five local papers every month regarding various civic issues.

In the next three months, Prabhakar focused on his company employees. His fertilizer company is employing 5000 people. He met another 500 families in the next three months. In these visits he made it a point to request and take along with him an active member of the Indian People Party of the area along with him. This daily contact activity by Prabhakar started creating an interest in the party machinery. They were surprised at the daily routine of the Prabhakar and his keeping track of the news related to the party in a bill board that he maintained in front of his house. Prabhakar invited people of the town to write to him through email. His email id was there in his bill board and also in his letters to the editor in local dailies. He started receiving emails with some suggestions and complaints and he used to forward them appropriately and inform the the person sending the email that he forwarded the mail to his party leaders in the town, district or state and and to appropriate municipal and state authorities.

In 2009, The elections came near and there was a search for candidates in the Indian People Party. Till that time, Indian People Party was only a contestant for the sake of contesting. But still there was a good competition to contest the elections. Some party members told Prabhakar to try for the seat. Through Venkateshwara Rao, Prabhakar sent his intention to contest the election. After hectic lobbying from many interested candidates, Prabhakar was given the go ahead to be the candidate for the party. The constituency has 200 polling booths and Prabhakar requested his college student council to help in creating youth booth committees. There are six engineering colleges in the constituency with 2500 students. The student council came out with a list of 600 students from engineering colleges as well as other colleges spread across all the booths with 3 students for booth. The IPP allocated two of its members for each booth. His company union provided two of its members for each booth. This systematic planning of booth committees and meetings of the booth committees had increased the morale of the party members. When party members wanted to know the preparations of the constituency for the election, they were shown the booth committee formation. The alumni association of the college appealed for funds to support Prabhakar and sizeable amount flowed in. The party observers were happy to know that for the first time, such a fund was collected by a candidate. His company employees also contributed fund to his campaign. His company management also made a token contribution to show support to their employee.

This advance preparation by Prabhakar and the support extended to him by his alumni and colleagues made the party bosses bold to approach various businessmen and rich persons who normally donate to political parties in every election. The activity created by Prabhakar is noticeable in the town. Local papers as well as State level papers are describing the increased activity by the IPP candidate. The candidates of the big party parties have their vote banks and their volunteers are discouraging the persons working for Prabhakar. But the students and company employees are doing their campaign with a personal support for their colleague or alumni and in the hope that he will be a more accessible and committed politician. They hope that he can make some minor difference in the political system of the state and their constituency even though they are aware that one man cannot do much. He will be anyway in opposition.

People started seeing more flags, more banners of IPP in the election. They were getting phamplets in their houses requesting them to vote for IPP. Each house was contacted by booth committee members to vote in favour of IPP. They all got voter identity slips from IPP. Because of the union members, the working house localities also got good coverage on behalf of IPP this time. During elections, Prabhakar's visits to various families earlier gave a benefit. Wives of IPP party members took more active interest to tell their friends about friendly ways of Prabhakar. The parents of party members also got involved on behalf of Prabhakar. The children identified with Prabhakar.  The Party State President was impressed with reports about the constituency and visited the constituency and addressed a meeting. He exhorted all the party members to do their best to get maximum number of votes for the party.

The election was held. The result was a surprise to many. Prabhakar won the election with 32,678 votes. The contest had three other serious contenders. They got 28,564;  22,391; and 19,255. Now Prabhakar is an MLA.


Chapter 2 

Related Reading
Tips on Campaigning - Asian Pacific American Candidates
http://www.asianam.org/tips_on_campaigning.htm

APA politician - Indian - Swati Dandekar - Iowa State Representative - State Senator - Now Planning to contest for USA Representative
http://guide-india.blogspot.com/2013/08/swati-dandekar-indian-presently.html

How I won the Mayor's Office
http://greenpages.wordpress.com/2008/07/11/how-i-won-the-mayor%E2%80%99s-office/

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Navbharat Times Starts Publishing from Lucknow

Navbharat started print run from Lucknow on 4 August 2013.

In Delhi Navbharat Times have readership almost equal to Times of India 2.6 million.

Monday, August 5, 2013

Low Income Housing Marketing In India - 2013



There is also a large proportion of urban lowincome families, with a monthly household income of INR 10,000 – 25,000, who can afford privately built formal housing costing INR 4 – 10 lakh without any aid from the Government. 

There is an estimated need of 15 million homes for these low-income customers, which translates into an opportunity of INR ~9 lakh crore for developers and INR ~7 lakh crore for housing finance companies.

Sunday, August 4, 2013

GURUJI GOLWALKAR’s thought on Indian Educational System


The right attitudes and aspirations have to be implanted in the young minds right from the elementary school stage. For that we should draw upon the limitless storehouse of our ancient as well as modern literature which depicts our mighty national heroes and events. Especially our young men must be made to feel proud of being born in the great lineage of Rishis and Yogis.


http://www.rastrachethana.net/2011/09/teachers-day-special-sri-guruji.html

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Hindi News Websites

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Development in Gujarat - 2013 Reviews


The Two Faces of Development in Gujarat during Narendra Modi's Time
Economic Times Article - 1.8.2013

"Growth in Gujarat is not a point of debate," says Amita Shah, director of Gujarat Institute of Development Research. In the five years before Modi took charge, the state's average growth in GDP ( gross domestic product) was 2.8%. Under him, between 2002-03 and 2011-12, it was 10.3%. Only three small states—Sikkim, Uttarakhand and Delhi—have grown faster.

http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/politics-and-nation/the-two-faces-of-narendra-modis-developmental-model/articleshow/21520730.cms