Saturday, January 30, 2016

Integral Humanism - Ekatma Manav Vad - Videos Collection



Human behaviour is subject to four dimensions - Dharma, Artha, Kama, Moksh




A Film on Integral Humanism by Dr. Mahesh Chandra Sharma

Film by Narad Communications Pvt. Ltd.  (Uploaded on YouTube)


In India at the time of 1965, politicians and political parties who were immersed in the spirit of the freedom movement were all in the ruling benches. Socialism, capitalism, secularism, communism, all tinged with Western thoughts, were ruling the rulers’ mindset. In this atmosphere, Pt. Deendayal Upadhyaya  evolved an alternative ideology, germane to India.

This short documentary aims at discussing various aspects of this philosophy.

Dr. Mahesh Chandra Sharma, former Member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha, has done his PhD in Integral Humanism in early 70's. He established Ekatma Manavdarshan Anusandhan evam Vikas Prathishthan (Research and Development Foundation for Integral Humanism).

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24 August 2015

Ekatma Manav Darshan Seminar - Video 1

Surat
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Divya Lakkad

Ekatma Manav Darshan Seminar - Video 2
Surat
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DeenDayal Upadhyay - Integral Humanism

Dr. Mahesh Sharma on DeenDayal Upadhyay Integral Humanism. In conversation with Vasindra Mishra, Editor News Operation, Zee Media, on Zee Sangam.

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Shri Bajrang Lal Gupta, at National Seminar on Practising Integral Humanism
MSU Baroda

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3 Dec 2014

Pt.Deendayal Jayanti- Speaker: Shri K.N. Govindacharya
2014 Deendayal Jayanti Lecture

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28 September 2014






National Seminar on Integral Humanism - Session III
Bharatiya Janata Party


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June 2012
Dr. Mahesh Chandra Sharma
at Rashtriya Vichar Varg, Bhilwara
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Third Way
Dattopant Thengadi
1994
Chetana Internet Radio

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Tuesday, January 26, 2016

POSTULATES OF HINDUTVA THEORY OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT - Intergral Humanism - Subramanian Swamy




Postulate: 1 The economy is a sub – system of the society and not the sole guiding factor of social growth. Hence no economic theorems can be formulated without first recognising that life is an integral system, and therefore whatever economic laws are deduced or codified, they must add or at least not reduce the integral growth of man. The centrality of Man’s divine spark and his evolution is on the four Chaturvidha Purusharthas of dharma, artha, kama, moksha.

Postulate: 2 There is plurality, and diversity in life. Man is subject to several internal contradictions. The solution is to be based on the harmonization of this plurality, diversity, and internal contradictions. Thus laws governing this harmony will have to be discovered and codified, which we shall call Dharma. An economy based on Dharma will be a. regulated one, within which man’s personality and freedom will be given maximum scope, and be enlightened in the social interest.

Postulate: 3 There is a negative correlation between the State’s coercive power and Dharma. In the latter, the acceptance of regulation by man is voluntary because it blends with his individual and collective aspirations, whereas in the former regulations often conflict with aspirations and hence man is coerced to accept the regulation or suffer.

Postulate: 4 A society of persons of common origin, history or culture has a chiti (soulforce). It is this chiti which integrates and establishes harmony. Each nation has to search out its chiti and recognise it consciously. Consequently, each country must follow its own development strategy based on its chiti. If it tries to duplicate or replicate other nations, it will come to grief.

Postulate: 5 Based on the perception of chiti and recognition of dharma, an economic order can be evolved which rationalizes the mutual inter-balances of the life system, by seeking out the complementarities embedded in various conflicting interests in society. Such an order will reveal the system of social choices based on an aggregation of individual values.

Postulate: 6 Any economy based on Integral Humanism, will take as given, besides the normal
democratic fundamental rights, the Right to Food, the Right to Work, Right to Education, and the Right to Free Medical Care as basic rights.

Postulate: 7 The right to property is not fundamental, but economic regulation will be based on the complementarity that exists in the conflicting goals of social ownership of property and the necessity for providing incentive to save and to produce.

Postulate: 8 Development of the economic system for the Hinduva based Indian society is led by innovation [Shodh], guided by the principles of maximum reliance on indigenous resources [Swadeshi], by decentralization of power that emanates from four sources of knowledge, weapons, wealth, and land [Vikendrikaran], and by structuring a modern social hierarchy based on a mutually exclusive ownership of these four sources of power [Adhunik Varna]. . Thus, while rejecting any birth-based rights or discrimination as inconsistent with Vedanta philosophy, and requiring that co-option of any individual, irrespective of birth into any of the four Varnas thus created, is on the basis of the adherence to the discipline it requires.

Postulate: 9 That at the apex of this social hierarchy emanating from the Vikendrikaran of power, viz., the Shodhkartas who lead the innovation capability of a nation, i.e., the intellectuals, researchers, teachers etc., the co-option condition would be accomplishment in cognitive, emotional, social, moral, and spiritual intelligences, and the teaching of the same to all those in society who want to learn it.

These nine postulates represent the foundation of the Integral Humanism, which is the acronym for Hindutva Principles of Economic Development.


With these postulates, we now need to derive the practical guidelines for our economic development.


Reference
http://www.hindusthanjanataforum.org/?p=169



Economic Model Based on Ekatma Manav Darshan (Integral Humanism) proposed by Prof. Narayana Rao K.V.S.S.

First Published on 24 January 2016, 1.52 pm (Indian Standard Time)

http://nraomtr.blogspot.com/2016/01/economic-model-based-on-ekatma-manav.html




|Self Interest, Others' Interests, Freedom subject to Principles of Dharma|
| (Kama),        (Moksh)                 (Dharma)                                               |






                                                       Leads to



| Individual learning,  Individual Activity, Increase in Knowledge,  Innovation, Major Adventures|
|     (Dharma),                 (Karma)                   (Jnana)                                         (Rajayogic ventures|


                                                        In turn leads to

|Growth in Wealth, Social stability, Socially Committed People|
|  (Artha,                                                     (Bhakti)                     |





A “postulate” (noun) is a statement that someone claims to be true and upon which
further discussion is based.

http://www.capitalism21.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/IMN-Paper-9-Postulates.pdf


Updated 26 Jan 2016, 24 Jan 2016

Sunday, January 24, 2016

SEMINAR ON “EKATMA MANAV DARSHAN AS A PRACTICAL ALTERNATIVE”- THANE - 10 February 2016








INVITATION FOR

SEMINAR ON   “EKATMA MANAV DARSHAN AS A PRACTICAL ALTERNATIVE”

In view of the birth centenary year of Pt. Deendayal Upadhyaya, (Propounder of Ekatma Manav-vad), Deendayal Prerana Kendra and Ekatma Prabodh Mandal have organized a seminar on Ekatma Manav Darshan as per details below:

Theme: EKATMA MANAV DARSHAN AS A PRACTICAL ALTERNATIVE

Place: SHRIRAM VYAYAMSHALA HALL, OPP.GADAKARI RANGAYATAN, THANE WEST

Time: WEDNESDAY, 10TH FEBRUARY 2016, 4.30 TO 7.45 PM

Session 1: Ekatma Manav Darshan & Capitalism by Dr. KVSS Narayana Rao
Session 2: Ekatma Manav Darshan & Globalization by Dr. Varadraj Bapat
Session 3: Ekatma Manav Darshan – In Practice by Dilip Kelkar
Session 4: Samarop: DR. SATISH MODH,  Director, Vivekanand Institute of Mgt, Chembur

DEENDAYAL PRERANA KENDRA 2/27 Kalpana Sahaniwas, Sahyog Mandir Path, Naupada, Thane (W)

EKATMA PRABODH MANDAL (Activity of Ekatma Vikas Samiti, Public Trust) B105 Vatsalyadeep, Krantiveer Phadke Marg, Mulund East, Mumbai 400081 Tel: 25639654, Email: ekatmaprabodh at the rate gmail.com



Ekatma Manav Darshan & Capitalism by Dr. KVSS Narayana Rao


Source Materials




Peter Drucker - Business Organization - Economic Function - Social Responsibility
http://nraomtr.blogspot.com/2011/11/peter-drucker-business-organization.html


Self Interest - The Economist's Straightjacket
Robert Simons, Professor, Harvard Business School,
2015 Working Paper
http://www.hbs.edu/faculty/Publication%20Files/16-045_2276e3cd-ab73-4ee8-b494-59488e6e1f0b.pdf


Report on Seminar in Kerala
https://nl-nl.facebook.com/satish.talappilli/posts/788228481255552

Full Talk by Mohanji Bhagwat - 2014
http://samvada.org/2014/news/full-text-of-speech-by-rss-sarasanghchalak-mohan-bhagwat-on-vijaya-dashmi-2014-nagpur/

Critics Capitalism - MIT Course 2013
http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/economics/14-72-capitalism-and-its-critics-fall-2013/readings/

http://www.forbes.com/sites/nathanlewis/2012/02/23/the-crisis-of-capitalism-is-a-lack-of-capitalism/#6d00ed077146

Democratic Crisis of Capitalism - 2011
http://www.lse.ac.uk/europeanInstitute/LEQS%20Discussion%20Paper%20Series/LEQSPaper44.pdf

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/series/capitalism-in-crisis

Towards an Integral Economy and Integral Society: Introduction
Dr. Darja Piciga, Slovenia
2010 Paper
http://www.dpiciga.com/Integral%20Approach_121112.pdf



How Did Economists Get It So Wrong?  - 2009 Paul Krugman
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/09/06/magazine/06Economic-t.html

1982 - Strucutral crisis in capitalism
http://unctad.org/en/Docs/prebisch1st_prebisch_en.pdf



Google Books


Humanism in Business
Heiko Spitzeck
Cambridge University Press, Feb 26, 2009 - 438 pages


What is the purpose of our economic system? What would a more life-serving economy look like? There are many books about business and society, yet very few of them question the primacy of GDP growth, profit maximization and individual utility maximization. Even developments with a humanistic touch like stakeholder participation, corporate social responsibility or corporate philanthropy serve the same goal: to foster long-term growth and profitability. Humanism in Business questions these assumptions and investigates the possibility of creating a human-centered, value-oriented society based on humanistic principles. An international team of academics and practitioners present philosophical, spiritual, economic, psychological and organizational arguments that show how humanism can be used to understand, and possibly transform, business at three different levels: the systems level, the organizational level and the individual level. This groundbreaking book will be of interest to academics, practitioners and policymakers concerned with business ethics and the relationship between business and society.
https://books.google.co.in/books?id=xmAjwS-Q9LEC

Philosophical Humanism and Contemporary India
V.P. Varma
Motilal Banarsidass Publ., Jul 1, 2006 - 211 pages


An attempt has been made in this book to reconstruct idealist humanist philosophy on the basis of Eastern and Western metaphysics and the natural sciences. It supports the basic principle of ethical absolutism as opposed to relativism. It analysis the fundamental principles of humanist political thought with reference to sovereignty, obligation and rights.It is hoped that policy-makers and planers in the developing countries will find here an integral world-view and exposition of concrete technics to meet the challanges of the hour.
https://books.google.co.in/books?id=4xjw6lLqvxoC

The Saffron Wave: Democracy and Hindu Nationalism in Modern India

Thomas Blom Hansen
Princeton University Press, Mar 23, 1999 - 304 pages
https://books.google.co.in/books?id=SAqn3OIGE54C&q=


The rise of strong nationalist and religious movements in postcolonial and newly democratic countries alarms many Western observers. In The Saffron Wave, Thomas Hansen turns our attention to recent events in the world's largest democracy, India. Here he analyzes Indian receptivity to the right-wing Hindu nationalist party and its political wing, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), which claims to create a polity based on "ancient" Hindu culture. Rather than interpreting Hindu nationalism as a mainly religious phenomenon, or a strictly political movement, Hansen places the BJP within the context of the larger transformations of democratic governance in India.

Hansen demonstrates that democratic transformation has enabled such developments as political mobilization among the lower castes and civil protections for religious minorities. Against this backdrop, the Hindu nationalist movement has successfully articulated the anxieties and desires of the large and amorphous Indian middle class. A form of conservative populism, the movement has attracted not only privileged groups fearing encroachment on their dominant positions but also "plebeian" and impoverished groups seeking recognition around a majoritarian rhetoric of cultural pride, order, and national strength. Combining political theory, ethnographic material, and sensitivity to colonial and postcolonial history, The Saffron Wave offers fresh insights into Indian politics and, by focusing on the links between democracy and ethnic majoritarianism, advances our understanding of democracy in the postcolonial world.


Multinationals Versus Swadeshi Today: A Policy Framework for Economic Nationalism
Parmatam Parkash Arya, B. B. Tandon
Seminar Proceedings
Deep and Deep Publications, 1999 - 516 pages
https://books.google.co.in/books?id=z-h7OAYehP8C


Saturday, January 23, 2016

PM’s inaugural address at 103rd session of Indian Science Congress - 2016

Governor of Karnataka Shri Vajubhai Vala,
Chief Minister of Karnataka, Shri Siddaramaiah,
My cabinet colleagues, Dr. Harsh Vardhan and Shri Y. S. Chowdary,
Bharat Ratna Professor C. N. R. Rao,
Prof. A. K. Saxena,
Prof. K. S. Rangappa,
Nobel Laureates and Field Medalist,
Distinguished scientists and delegates,


It is a great pleasure to begin the year in the company of leaders of science and technology from India and the world.

For our confidence about the future of India comes from our faith in you.

It is a huge honour and privilege to address the 103rd Science Congress in the centenary year of the University of Mysore.

Some of the tallest leaders of India have passed through the doors of this respected institution.
The great philosopher and India’s second President Dr. Radhakrishnan and Bharat Ratna Professor C N R Rao are among them.

The history of the Science Congress and the University of Mysore began around the same time.
It was the time of a new awakening in India. It sought not just freedom, but also human advancement in India.
It wanted not just an independent India, but an India that could stand independently on the strength of its human resources, scientific capabilities and industrial development.
This university is a testimony to the vision of a great generation of Indians.
Now, we have launched yet another revolution of empowerment and opportunities in India.
And, we are once again turning to our scientists and innovators to realize our goals of human welfare and economic development.
The world has progressed because of human instinct to enquire and explore for knowledge but also to address human challenges.
No one reflected this spirit more than late President Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam.
His was a life of outstanding scientific achievements; and, his was a heart of boundless compassion and concern for humanity.
For him, the highest purpose of science was the transformation of the life of the weak, the under-privileged and the youth.
And, his life’s mission was a self-reliant and a self-assured India that was strong and cared for its people.
Your theme for this Congress is a fitting tribute to his vision.
And, it is leaders like Professor Rao and President Kalam, and scientists like you, who have placed India at the forefront of science and technology in many areas.
Our success spans from the core of the tiny atom to the vast frontier of space. We have enhanced food and health security; and, we have given hope for a better life to others in the world.
As we increase the level of our ambition for our people, we will also have to increase the scale of our efforts.
So, for me, good governance is not just about policy and decision making, transparency and accountability. It is also about integrating science and technology into the choices we make and the strategies we pursue.
Our digital networks are expanding the quality and reach of public services and social benefits for the poor. And, in the first ever National Space Conference, we identified 170 applications that touch almost every aspect of governance, development and conservation.
We are launching Startup India that will encourage innovation and enterprise. We are creating technology incubators in academic institutions. And, I have asked for a framework of Scientific Audit for scientific departments and institutions in the government.
It is with the same spirit of cooperative federalism that is shaping centre-state relations in every area, that I am encouraging greater scientific collaboration between Central and State institutions and agencies.
We will also try to increase the level of resources for science, and deploy them in accordance with our strategic priorities,
We will make it easier to do science and research in India, improve science administration, and expand the supply and improve the quality of science education and research in India.
At the same time, innovation must not be just the goal of our science. Innovation must also drive the scientific process. Frugal innovation and crowd sourcing are examples of efficient and effective scientific enterprise.
And, innovation in approach is not just the obligation of the government, but also the responsibility of the private sector and the academia.
In a world of resource constraints and competing claims, we have to be smart in defining our priorities. And, it is especially important in India, where challenges are many and the scale is enormous – from health and hunger to energy and economy.

Distinguished delegates,

Today, I wanted to speak to you about one of the biggest challenges for the world, and one that dominated global attention last year –to define a path to a more prosperous future for our world and a more sustainable future for our planet.
In 2015, the world took two historic steps.
Last September, the United Nations adopted the Development Agenda for 2030. It places elimination of poverty by the end of 2030 and economic development at the top of our priorities, but with equal emphasis on sustainability of our environment and our habitats.
And, last November in Paris, the world came together to craft a historic agreement to change the course of our planet.
But, we achieved something else that is equally important.
We succeeded in bringing innovation and technology to the heart of the climate change discourse.
We were consistent in our message that it is not enough to speak of targets and restraints. It is essential to find solutions that help us transition easily to a future of clean energy.
I also said in Paris that innovation is important not just for combating climate change, but also for climate justice. For, the developed world must leave enough of the little carbon space left for developing countries to grow.
For this, we need research and innovation to make clean energy technology available, accessible and affordable for all.
At Paris, President Hollande, President Obama and I joined a number of global leaders for an Innovation Summit.
We pledged to double national investments in innovation; and, build a global partnership that combines the responsibility of governments with the innovative capacity of the private sector.
I also suggested an international network of 30-40 universities and labs focusing for next ten years on transforming the way we produce, distribute and consume energy. We will also pursue this in G20.
We need innovation to make renewable energy much cheaper; more reliable; and, easier to connect to transmission grids.
This is especially critical for India to achieve our target of adding 175 GW of renewable generation by 2022.
We must also make fossil fuel like coal cleaner and more efficient. And, we should tap newer sources of renewable energy, from ocean waves to geothermal energy.
At a time when energy sources that fueled the industrial age have put our planet in peril, and, as the developing world now seeks to lift billions of people into prosperity, the world must turn to Sun to power our future.
So, at Paris, India launched an International Solar Alliance to forge a partnership between solar-rich countries.
We need science and technology not just to make clean energy an integral part of our existence, but also to combat the impact of climate change on our lives.
We have to develop climate resilient agriculture. We must understand the impact of climate change on our weather, biodiversity, glaciers, and oceans; and, how to adjust to them. We must strengthen our ability to forecast natural disasters.

Distinguished delegates,

We must also address the rising challenges of rapid urbanisation. This will be critical for a sustainable world.
For the first time in human history, we are in an urban century. By the middle of this century, two-thirds of the world’s population will live in cities. A little less than 3.0 billion people will join the existing 3.5 billion urban dwellers. And, 90% of the increase will come from developing countries.
Many urban clusters in Asia will exceed the population of mid-sized countries elsewhere in the world.
More than 50% of India will be living in urban habitats by 2050. And, by 2025, India may already have more than 10% of the global urban population.
Studies suggest that nearly 40% of the global urban population lives in informal settlements, or slums, where they face a range of health and nutritional challenges.
Cities are the major engines of economic growth, employment opportunities and prosperity.
But, cities account for more than two-thirds of global energy demand and result in up to 80% of global greenhouse gas emission.
That is why I have placed so much emphasis on smart cities.
It is not just about cities that are networked to become more efficient, safe and better in delivery of services. It is also a vision of sustainable cities that are both locomotives of our economies and havens of healthy living.
We will need sound policies to achieve our goals, but we will rely on science and technology to provide creative solutions.
We must develop better scientific tools to improve city planning with sensitivity to local ecology and heritage; and, reduce the demand for transportation, improve mobility and reduce congestion.
Much of our urban infrastructure is yet to be built. We must maximise the use of local material with scientific improvements; and, and make buildings more energy efficient.
We have to find affordable and practical solutions for solid waste management; converting waste into building material and energy; and, recycling waste water.
Urban agriculture and ecology should get more attention. And, our children must breathe cleaner city air. And, we need solutions that are comprehensive and rooted in science and innovation.
We need your inputs to make our cities more immune to the consequences of natural disasters and our homes more resilient. This will also mean making retrofit of buildings affordable.

Distinguished delegates,

A sustainable future for this planet will depend not only on what we do on land, but also on how we treat our oceans.
Oceans occupy more than 70% of our planet; and, over 40% of humanity and 60% of the world’s largest cities are found within 100 kilometers of the coast.
We are at the cusp of a new era, where oceans will become important drivers of our economies. Their sustainable use can bring prosperity; and, give us clean energy, new medicines and food security beyond just fisheries.
That is why I refer to the Small Island States as Large Ocean States.
Ocean is critical to India’s future, too, with over 1300 islands, a 7500 km coastline and 2.4 million square kilometers of Exclusive Economic Zone.
That is why, in the past year, we have increased our focus on ocean or blue economy. We will raise the level of our scientific efforts in marine science.
We will set up an advanced centre of research in marine biology and biotechnology and establish a network of coastal and island research stations in India and abroad.
We have entered into agreements on marine science and ocean economy with several countries. We will also hold an International Conference on “Ocean economy and Pacific Island Countries” in New Delhi in 2016.

Distinguished delegates,
Rivers have played as important a role in human history as oceans. Civilisations have been nurtured by rivers. And, rivers will remain critical for our future.
So, revival of rivers is an essential part of my commitment for a cleaner and healthier future for our society, economic opportunities for our people, and renewal of our heritage.
We need regulations, policy, investments and management to achieve our objective. But, we will succeed only when we integrate technology, engineering and innovation into our efforts, not just to clean our rivers now but to keep them healthy in the future as well.
For this, we also need scientific understanding of the impact of urbanisation, farming, industrialisation and groundwater use and contamination on the river eco-system.
River is the soul of Nature. Their renewal must be an element of a larger effort to sustain Nature.
In India, we see humanity as part of Nature, not outside or superior to it, and divinity manifested in Nature’s diverse forms.
So, conservation is rooted in the natural instincts of our culture and tradition, and in our commitment to the future.
India has a rich heritage of ecological knowledge. We have scientific institutions and human resources to mount concerted national action on conservation of Nature that is rooted firmly in scientific studies and methods.

Distinguished delegates,

And, if we wish to restore the harmony between human and Nature, we must also harness the full potential of traditional knowledge.
Societies across the world have developed this enormous wealth through wisdom gathered over the ages.
And, they hold the secrets to economic, efficient, and, environment friendly solutions to many of our problems.
But, today they are at risk of extinction in our globalised world.
Like traditional knowledge, science has also evolved through human experiences and exploration of Nature. So, we must recognize that science, as we see it, does not constitute the only form of empirical knowledge about the world.
And, we must bridge the distance between traditional knowledge and modern science, so that we can craft local and more sustainable solutions for our challenges.
So, in agriculture, even as we seek to make our farms yield more, reduce the intensity of our water use, or increase the nutrient content of our farm output,
we should also integrate traditional techniques, local practices and organic farming to make our agriculture less resource intensive and more resilient.
And, in the area of health, modern medicines have transformed healthcare. But, we must also use scientific techniques and methods to delve deeper into traditional medicines and practices like Yoga for more holistic lifestyle and change our paradigm from treatment to wellness.
This is especially important in dealing with growing challenge of lifestyle diseases that take a huge toll in terms of human lives and economic costs.

Distinguished delegates,

As a nation we still inhabit many worlds.
We are at the global frontiers of achievements in science and technology.
We also see the uncertainty and despair of many living at the edge of existence, looking for a life of hope, opportunity, dignity and equity.
We must meet these aspirations at a speed and on a scale that is rare in human history.
And, from the richness of our tradition, the consciousness of our age and the strength of our commitment to our world, we must choose the most sustainable path possible.
The success of one-sixth of humanity will also mean a more prosperous and a sustainable future for the world.
We can only do this with your leadership and support.
We will realise it when, in the words of Vikram Sarabhai, “we encourage scientists to interest themselves in problems outside their fields of specialization.”
And, the impact of science will be the most when scientists and technologists will keep the principles of what I call Five Es at the centre of their enquiry and engineering:
Economy – when we find cost effective and efficient solutions.
Environment – when our carbon footprint is the lightest and the impact on the ecology is the least possible.
Energy – when our prosperity relies less on energy; and the energy we use keeps our skies blue and our earth green.
Empathy – when our efforts are in tune with our culture, circumstances and social challenges.
Equity – when science advances inclusive development and improves the welfare of the weakest.

This year we mark a hundred years of a significant moment in the history of science, when Albert Einstein published in 1916 “The Foundation of the General Theory of Relativity”. Today, we must recall the humanism that defined his thought: “Concern for man himself and his fate must always form the chief interest of all technical endeavours. “

Nothing can be a higher duty for us, whether we are in public life, or we are private citizens, and whether we are in business or explore science, than to leave the planet in a better state for our future generations.

Let the different disciplines of science, technology and engineering unite behind this common purpose.

Thank you.

Source: http://pmindia.gov.in/en/news_updates/text-of-pms-inaugural-address-at-103rd-session-of-indian-science-congress/

Make in India - West Bengal



VISION FOR INDIA 2020

SRI ARUN JAITELY - FINANCE MINSTER'S VISIT AT CII-SNCEL



VISION FOR INDIA 2020
Date and Venue: Jan 29, 2016
Venue: CII-SURESH NEOTIA CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE FOR LEADERSHIP, , , India


Contact
Mr Shuvojyoti Chakrabarti
[Executive Officer]
Confederation of Indian Industry
CII - Suresh Neotia Centre of Excellence for Leadership
Plot No. - 36, Block - DC, Sector - 1, Salt Lake City
Kolkata-700064
West Bengal, India
Phone : 91-33-66140100
Fax :91 33
Email : shuvojyoti.chakrabarti@cii.in




Bengal Global Investment Summit - 2016

Partner Country - Japan

The Govt. of WB advertised that investment proposals worth Rs. 2,50,263.74 crores were received in the summit.
http://bengalglobalsummit.com/


Bengal Global Business Summit 2016 - PRESS RELEASE



The Bengal Global Business Summit concluded today, underlying the theme of “Come to Bengal, Ride the Growth”. Business from across India and 26 Countries participated in the Summit, reposing their faith in the attractiveness of West Bengal as an investment destination.

Honorable Chief Minister released the Export Strategy Paper for West Bengal prepared by EXIM Bank,
The New Township Policy, Design Policy & Start- Up Policy. In addition many MoUs/Letters of Exchange cutting across sectors were signed which are given in Annexure-I


A total of Rs.2,50,253.74 Crores of business announcements, business document exchanges,
expressions of interest and investment proposals were received at the Bengal Global Business Summit 2016. The details are as follows:


Total Investments Proposed: Rs. 2,50,253.74 Crores

MANUFACTURING & INFRASTRUCURE: PROPOSED INVESTMENTS RS. 1,17,107.24
CRORE
 TCG investment in 15mn ton refinery Rs. 20,000 Cr.
 Investments in up-coming parks of WBIDC Rs. 20,000 Cr
 Jindal Group to invest Rs. 10,500 Cr over a period of 5 years at Salbani in Cement Rs. 1500 Cr,
Power Plant Rs. 8000 Cr and Paint Rs. 1000 Cr.
 H-Energy to invest Rs.3100Cr in LNG pipeline across 715Km
 Essel group to invest Rs. 4000 Cr in Urban Development, Highway, Tourism and IT.
 Other private investments (SARPOL [Rs. 1500 Cr.], Shree Cements [Rs. 500 Cr.], Mahindra &
Mahindra [Rs. 143.50 Cr.],K. Kalpana Industries [Rs. 225 Cr.], Ambuja Cements [Rs. 350 Cr.],
Kajaria Ceramics [Rs. 150 Cr.], Zhongtong Bus Holding Co. Ltd [Rs. 1500 cr.], BDG Metal & Power
[Rs. 400 Cr.], BDG PolySteel Ltd.[RS. 40 Cr.], Alpine Distilleries [Rs. 100 Cr.], Svaksha Distillery
Limited [R. 200 Cr.]. Patton Industrial Park & Engg. & Plastics Unit [1250 Cr. ) Total Rs.6358.50 Cr.
 Great Eastern Energy Corpn. Ltd. (GEECL) expansion plan (150 wells) over period of 3 years and
investment of Rs. 1700 Cr.
 Titagarh Towers to invest Rs. 250 Cr. Setting up of modern passenger train facility at Uttarpara,
West Bengal.
 Total Infrastructure investment of Rs. 37,482 Cr. in the National Highways which includes (New
Highways of 600 kms – Rs. 6000 Cr. ongoing 12,063 Cr. in the tender stage Rs. 3,728 Cr. and new
highways for F.Y. 2015-16, 2016-17 Rs. 15,691 Cr.)
 Total Inland waterways investment of Rs. 9,566.74 Cr. ( Rs. 4101.74 Cr. at Haldia and Rs. 4415
Cr. at Sagar and Rs. 1050 Cr. at other waterways)
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 Kawasaki Rikuso Road transport (KRT) to invest Rs.150Cr in Temperature Controlled
Warehousing.
 Investment of Rs. 1500 Cr. by Essar Group in coal bed methane.
 COLLABORATION AGREEMENT for Development of a World Class Education Hub for Technical
and Vocational Education and Training In Kolkata, WB, between B. D. Bangur Endowment, West
Bengal and ITE Education Services Pte Ltd., Singapore with a proposed investment of Rs. 2500
Crores.

MINING: INVESTMENT OF RS. 23,300 CR.

 Investment of Rs. 20,000 Cr in Deocha Pachami over next 5 years.
 Coal blocks to be operational soon with an initial investment of Rs. 2500Cr.
 JV between WBMDTC & KIOCL (GOI) for developing mines explorations, undertaking mining
operation, infrastructure in West Bengal with an expected investment of Rs. 800 Cr.
POWER & RENEWABLE ENERGY: PROPOSED INVESTMENT OF RS.8,462 CRORE &
1540MW OF POWER GENERATION
 Turga Pumped Storage Project (1000 MW) at Purulia, biggest Pump Storage project in the
country – investment of Rs. 5200 Cr.
 Work of Unit 4 (500 MW) at Sagardighi Thermal Power Project – investment of Rs 3,015 crore.
 Setting up of Teesta Canal Bank Solar Photo Voltaic Power Plant (10MW) at Uttar Dinajpur
(Chopra) – investment of Rs. 67 Crore.
 3 X 10 MW Grid Connected Solar Photo Voltaic Power Plants (2 in Purulia at Santaldih & Chharra
and 1 in Bankura at Mejia) at a total cost of about Rs 180 crore.
ANIMAL RESOURCES: PROPOSED INVESTMENT RS.45 CRORE
 18 MoUs with investment of Rs. 45 Crore.
FISHERIES: INVESTMENT OF RS. 115 CRORE
 14 MoUs with investment of Rs. 115 Crore

TRANSPORT.: PROPOSED INVESTMENT RS. 9,384 CRORE

 MoU between Kolkata Good Transport Association and GoWB for Setting up Metropolitian
Transport Logistic Hub at Baidyabati Rs. 5,000Cr
 Vivada Corporation (Inland Waterways & Cruises) Rs 100 Cr.
 Freight Terminal at Howrah with proposed investment of Rs.2,000Cr
 Dulagarh Truck Terminal coming up with proposed investment of Rs.1,520Cr
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 East-West Metro investment Rs. 764 Cr.

TOURISM: PROPOSED INVESTMENT RS. 450 CRORES
 Mega Theme Park Resort – JV between Golden Chariot Retreats and Infra Pvt Ltd [GCRIPL] and
Bengal Aerotropolis Pvt. Ltd. [BAPL]. With proposed investment of Rs.250Cr
 Concession Agreement signed with 3 companies [Sterling Holidays & Resorts Ltd., Seal Tea
Exports P. Ltd. & Gangadhar Developer P.Ltd.] for investing Rs. 200 Cr at Galjdoba, Jalpaiguri.
FOOD PROCESSING: PROPOSED INVESTMENT RS. 230.50 CRORES
 Mandala Capital (UK) investment in Keventer Rs. 100 Cr
 Other Private Investments [Messrs Nest Dairy Farms Private Limited , KNC Agro Ltd , Suryodaya
Edibles (India) Pvt. Ltd, Vitarich Agro Food (I) Limited, ELMAC Foods Pvt. Ltd., Bangalore Front
Farms Limited, S.S.SEA Food PVT.LTD, Payal Dealers Pvt Ltd. And Wonder Proteins] worth of Rs
130.50 Cr

URBAN DEVELOPMENT: PROPOSED INVESTMENT RS. 29,000 CRORE
 Ambuja Neotia Group to invest Rs. 7000 Cr (Approx.)
 Six New Townships Coming up at Rs.11000Cr
 Green Township at Port Area at Rs.10,000 Cr.
 BAPL & Shapoorji Pallonji JV for development of Housing for EWS, MIG & HIG: Rs.750Cr
 DVC township with BAPL with proposed investment of Rs.250Cr

HIGHER EDUCATION: PROPOSED INVESTMENT RS.2150 CR.
 Investment by Brainware University (Barasat) Rs 150 Cr
 AMITY to invest in Higher Education & Research : Rs.2000Cr
IT, ITES & TELECOM: INVESTMENTS PROPOSED RS.8,650 CR.
 National Optical Fibre Network with Rs.3,500Cr.
 Airtel to invest Rs. 3,500 Cr in next five years
 ITC to invest Rs. 1,650 Cr. in integrated IT Infotech Facility Park.

MSME: PROPOSED INVESTMENTS RS.50,000 CR. IN 3YEARS
 Investment Road map for Rs.50,000Cr in Textiles – TEXPRO

HEALTHCARE AND MEDICAL EDUCATION: PROPOSED INVESTMENT RS. 1360 CRORE,
PROPOSED INCREMENT IN NUMBER OF BEDS 1420 AND IN MBBS SEATS 450
 Pvt investment (Techno India Group [ Rs. 450 Cr.] , Gouri Devi Institution of medical sciences [Rs.
350 Cr.], Sanaka Educational Trust [Rs. 230 CR.], Neotia Getwel Woman & child hospital [Rs. 60
Cr.] , Apollo Gleneagles Hospital Ltd. [Rs. 120 Cr.] & Emami Group [Rs. 150 Cr.]) Rs. 1360 Cr

TECHNICAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING:

 Iron and Steel Sector Skill Council Headquarter at Kolkata and investment of RS. 10 crore for
opening ITIs at Durgapur

Source: http://bengalglobalsummit.com/pdf/BGBS-2016-Press-Release.pdf



July 2015

Come, Make in Bengal, 'Things Are Changing': Mamata Banerjee in London


The government claims that since taking office, nearly Rs. 85,000 crore of investments have come into the state.
http://www.ndtv.com/india-news/come-make-in-bengal-things-are-changing-mamata-banerjee-in-london-1201690





January 2015

Bengal Global Business Summit 2015
Press Release
The Bengal Global Business Summit concluded today, underlining the theme of “Come To Bengal, Ride The Growth”. Businesses from across India and 20 countries participated in the Summit, reposing their faith in the attractiveness of West Bengal as an investment destination.

Shri Subhas Chandra, Chairman of the Essel Group, who was to be present at the closing event, could not make it due to fog at Delhi. Shri Chandra, however, joined through a video link and announced investments of Rs 15,000 crore in townships and urban infrastructure in Bengal.

A total of Rs 2,43,100 crore of business announcements, business document exchanges, expressions of interest and investment proposals were received at the Bengal Global Business Summit 2015, as follows:
Sl. Particulars                                                                      Amt. (Rs. Cr.)
1 Private Sector Investment in Township by Essel Group 15,000
2 Private Sector Investment in 22 other Townships and Smart Cities by Forum
Group , Hiland , Ambuja Neotia Group, Salarpuria, Mayfair Group, Mani Group, PS
Group, Swarna Ganga Realty, Sherwood Realty, Amtek Dealer P Ltd, Merlin
Projects, Dhoot Group, Greentec City, Infinity Group, Unimark, Panchvati, Ideal,
South City, Siddha, Primark.  67,703
3 NTPC investments (Katwa, Adra and Rammam Power Plants) 20,000
4 Private Sector Investments in Nine sectors
(reported by sector committees)
(see Annexure 1 for names of companies and other details) 40,197
5 SAIL's expansion plans 40,000
6 Private Sector Investment in Solid Waste Management in Howrah
(in collaboration with a consortium of German companies) 2,900
7 Private Sector Investment by Super Smelter 2,200
8 Private Sector Investments by Great Eastern Energy to develop more wells 1,500
9 Sagar Port entitled Bhorsagar and Highways
(announced by Union Minister on 7th January, 2015)  41,600
10 Development of Deochapachami Coal mines
(JV signed between 6 states and SJVN)  12,000

Total     2,43,100

The Hon’ble Chief Minister in her valedictory address, mentioned some of these investments cutting across industries, ranging from manufacturing, heavy engineering, port, mining, health & education, power and natural gas, transport, tourism, urban infrastructure, food processing, financial services, fisheries, ARD, IT and many others.

The Hon’ble Chief Minister has also declared the formation of a dedicated Core Committee headed by the Minister-in-Charge of Commerce & Industries Department supported by the Chief Secretary, West Bengal, along with concerned officials and experts to review these projects towards their fructification.


The Hon’ble Chief Minister announced that the next Bengal Global Summit will be held on January 8-9, 2016 at Kolkata.



Annexure 1



Sector Project Proposed  Invst (Rs in crore)




Manufacturing

BAPL - MOU Scomi Group, Including Township Authority,
manufacturing of public transport & new airline connection - Pinnacle Air, Go Air
1000.00
MCC PTA Coal based hot oil heater project & Grid pwer Project 329.40
H-Energy: Floating Storage Regassification Unit (FSRU) - Offshore Digha 5100.00
Amul Dairy: Fully automated dairy unit 190.00
Gems & Jewllery Park at Ankurhati (Domjur) Allotment of 12 units for 53500 sq.ft. 39.90
Paridhan - Garment Park at Belighata 17.23
Globus Spirit Ltd. 100.00
ETC Agro Processing (india) Pvt. Ltd. 250.00
Shriram Infrastructure 6500.00
Sector Total 13526.53
Health Care Apollo Hospitals 400.00
AMRI Hospitals 800.00
Ambuja Neotia Group – Hospital 300.00
M P Birla Group Hospital 610.00
Techno India- Hospitals - PPP Sector 300.00
Camellia - Hospitals - PPP Sector 300.00
SingHealth, arm of Temasek Holding, Singapore
Sector Total 2710.00


Food Processing, ARD and Fisheries Sector


Ananda Group of Companies, Purba Medinipur 230.00
Chareon Pokphand India Pvt Ltd, Kharagpur (WBIDC) 500.00
Amrit Feeds, Panagarh 88.00
Anmol Feeds, Panchla 25.00
M K Feeds, Digha 20.00
Mohan Acqua, Digha 15.00
Kajal Aqua Tech, Digha 10.00
Madhav Agro Tech,Digha 20.00
DAT Laboratories, Falta 10.00
Varma Ocean, Canning, Kalyani 51.00
Raj Hatcheries, Tajpur/ Digha 3.00
D M Sea Food Exporter, Hooghly 25.00
Thacker Dairy, Kalyani 90.00
Venkateswara hatcheries 263.00
Thacker Group, Kalyani 60.00
JVL Agro Industries ltd. 195.00
Sector Total 1605.00
Higher Education/School Education


JIS University, Kolkata 300.00
Neotia University, South 24 Parganas 300.00
University of Engg & Management, Newtown Rajarhat 150.00
Amity University, Newtown 478.00
South Point New Campus, Near Peerless Hospital EM Bypass 185.00
M P Birla Group-Hybrid Projection System 25.00
Sector Total 1438.00
Skills NSDC & Technical Education Department & Javed Habib Foundation - Skill Dev.
Programme
0.00
Sector Total 0.00

MSME Sector
A T CAPITAL, (Singapore) 2500.00
PFP Industries(Chemical- Ashok De Sarkar,USA) 30.00
Kang Na Hsiung Enterprise KNH, Taiwan 180.00
Altius Resources (Joydeep Mukherjee) Singapore 200.00
EIGMEF Apparel Park, Salt Lake 500.00
WB Hosiery Park, Howrah 1200.00
SFA PL Logistic Park 130.00
Regent Garment & Apparel Park, Barasat 1000.00
Jalan Industrial Park - Expansion 2500.00
Patton Industrial Park 946.00
Regional Synergy-Proposals received - 5127.00
ILPA Leather Goods Park 1200.00
Shivamani Exports, Calcutta leather Complex, Bantala 33.00
FASII(Federation of Association of Small Industries of India) 71.00
FACSI(Federation of Association of Cottage & Industries) 40.00
Private Industrial Parks by various companies 2000.00
Sector Total 17657.00

Tourism & Hospitality

Major proposalsreceived for setting up Hotels and Resorts
1. The Park, Kolkata (Rs500 Cr),
2. Airport Hotel, Kolkata (Rs 300 Cr),
3. Crowne Plaza (Rs450 Cr)
4. Ambuja (5 resort hotel at Newtown, Makaibari Tea Estate, Kurseong, Sonargaon,
Sundarbans, Digha, Ghoom, Darjeeling, Lataguri, Gorumara Forest) (Rs 500 Cr)
are investing in the State
1750.00
PPP projects under Tourism Department, Government of West Bengal under
implementation
200.00
Sector Total 1950.00

Finanical Services

State Bank of India 427.00
Bandhan Bank Ltd. 232.12
Andhra Bank 113.00
Syndicate Bak 113.00
Canara Bank 203.04
Sector Total 1088.16
IT Trinity Infra Park 220.00
Startups Warehouse of NASCOM with assistance of West Bengal Government 1.95
Centre for Wxcellence of Microsoft with assistance of West Bengal Government 0.61
Sector Total 222.56
GRAND TOTAL
(All Sectors)
40197.25

Source:

http://bengalglobalsummit.com/Executive%20Summary.pdf

January Birthdays - Famous Indians



Birthdays of Famous Indians in Each Month


January    -   February   -      March        -    April       -    May             -        June


July        -    August     -      September   -   October    -    November     -        December

Famous Indians - Politicians - Artists - Businessmen - Scientists - Sportsmen


January



Indian History of the Day


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21       22     23    24      25     26    27    28      29     30

31



Birthdays


  1 -  Satyendra Nath Bose(1894), Asrani (1941),  Nana Patekar(1951),  Sonali Bendre,Vidya Balan,
        Mohsina Kidwai, Salman Kurshid (1953), R.A. Mashelkar (1943)

 2 -  Mannathu Padmanabhan (1878), Srinivas Varadan (1940), Kirti Azad (1959), Sadashiv Amrapurkar (1962),

  3 - Savitribhai Phule (1831), Jaswant Singh (1938), Sanjay Khan (1941), Chetan Sharma, Veepandiya Kattabomman (1760)

  4 - Pradip Kumar, Nirupa Roy, Aditya Pancholi, Gurudas Mann, Naina Lal Kidwai, Deependersingh Hooda, Suresh Bapurao Wankhede

  5 - Shah Jahan (1594), Parama Hamsa Yogananda (1893), Murli Manohar Joshi (1934),
        Kalyan Singh (1932), Sushil Modi (1952),  Deepika Padukone (1986), Mamata Banerjee (1955),
        MAK Pataudi (1941) Sushil Kumar Modi (1952), Arjun Munda (1968)

  6 - Kapil Dev (1959),  A. R. Rehman (1967) - Music Composer, Bindiaya Goswamy (1962), D.P. Tripathy,

7 - B. Saroja Devi, Reena Roy, V.S. Krishna Iyer, Baba Kalyani (1949), Shobha De (1948), Johny Lever, Bipasha Basu, Nafisa Ali, Saeed Jaffrey,

8 - Nanda (1939)

9 - Mahendra Kapoor, Kaushik basu, Har Gobind Khorana, Sundarlal Bahuguna, Farah Khan,

10 - Hrithik Roshan, K.J. Yesudas, Basu Chatterjee,

11 - Nobel Laureate Kailash Satyarthi (1954) , Rahul Dravid, Shekhar Gupta, Shibu Soren, M.J. Akbar

12 - Maharshi Mahesh Yogi, Veerappa Moily, Mufti Mohammed Sayeed (1936), Jijabai (1598), Swami Vivekananda (1863), Priyanka Gandhi (1972)

13 - Rakesh Sharma, Shiv Kumar Sharma, Shakti Samanta (1926)

14 - Vikram Pandit, Shobhan Babu, C.D. Deshmukh (1896),  Rao Gopala Rao (1937),  Jandhyala,

15 - Mayawati,  Bhanupriya, Pritish Nandy,

16 - Mahadev Govind Ranade, O.P. Nayyar, Nanabhoy Palkhivala, Jaipal Reddy, Kabir Bedi

17 - Russi Mody (1918), Bindu, Javed Akhtar, L.V. Prasad, Kamal Amrohi,

18 - Vinod Kambli,

19 - Kaifi Azmi,

20 - Krishnam Raju, Ajit Kumar Doval, B. Vittalacharya

21 - Madhu Dandavate, Sushant Singh Rajput,

22 - Vijay Anand, Namrata Shirodkar,

23 - Subhash Chandra Bose - 1897 Congress President - Founder Azad Hind Fouz,  Kamal Nayan Bajaj (1915),         Balasaheb Thackeray -  1926 Supreme Leader Shiv Sena - Maharashtra, Ramesh Sippy (1947),

24 - Subhash Ghai - Film Producer and Director, Mukta Arts, Karpoori Thakur, M.M. Pallam Raju,

25 - A.P. Balachandran - Physics Professor, Kavita Krishna Murty, Bibek Debroy,

26 - Shivlal Yadav - Cricketer, Ravi Teja,

27 - Amar Singh, Bobby Deol, Ajit,

28 - Lala Lajpat Rai, Raja Ramanna, Shruti Haasan, Vinod Khosla. Field Marshal Cariappa, Pandit Jasraj,

29 - Veturi Sundara Ramamurty, Mosalikanti Tirumala Rao

30 - Digvijay Singh, Prakash Javadekar, C. Subrahmnaym,

31 - Major Somnath Sharma (1923), Preity Zinta (1975)

Subramanian Swamy - Political Leader Now with BJP - Biography, Interviews and Videos



10 January 2016 Discussion between Subramanian Swamy and Asaduddin Owaisi
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Aaj Tak


7 January 2014

The Supreme Court on Monday removed the Tamil Nadu Government’s control over the 1,500-year-old Nataraja Temple at Chidambaram in the southern State. A bench of justices BS Chauhan and S Bobde set aside the order of the Madras High Court, which had in 2009 transferred the administration of the temple to the State Government. The order was based on the appeals filed by the temple’s priests and BJP leader Subramanian Swamy. “The SC judgement could  free more than 45,000 Hindu temples from the control of the Tamil Nadu Government.
http://www.dailypioneer.com/todays-newspaper/sc-frees-nataraja-temple-from-tn-govts-control.html




Biography of Subramanian Swamy


Birthdate : 15 September 1939

Dr. Subramanian Swamy (Subramaniam Swamy) is an economists, academician and  politician.  He is presently in  BJP.

Dr. has previously served as member of the Planning Commission of India and Cabinet Minister of India. He is  a published author.

Dr.  Swamy is a strong supporter of the free market economy.  In November 1978, Swamy was member of the Group of Eminent persons called to Geneva to prepare a report of the United Nations (UNCTAD) on Economic Co-operation between Developing countries (ECDC). . In 1994, Swamy was appointed as Chairman of the Commission on Labour Standards and International Trade by then Prime Minister P. V. Narasimha Rao.
Swamy is a RSS member and an ardent proponent of the Hindutva philosophy.  In 2011, Swamy wrote a controversial article "How to wipe out Islamic Terror" that advocated declaring India a "Hindu Rashtra in which non-Hindus can vote only if they proudly acknowledge that their ancestors were Hindu".



Biography in Detail

Subramanian Swamy was born in Mylapore, Chennai, India. His father Sitaram Subramanian was an Indian Statistical Service officer and retired as Director of the Central Statistical Institute.

He attended Hindu College, University of Delhi and earned his Bachelor Honours degree in Mathematics. He studied for his Masters degree in Statistics at the Indian Statistical Institute. He went to  Harvard University on a full Rockefeller scholarship and received a PhD in Economics in 1965 with Nobel Laureate Simon Kuznets as his thesis advisor.

For some time in 1963, he worked at the United Nations Secretariat in New York as an Assistant Economics Affairs Officer. He  worked as a resident tutor at Lowell House at Harvard university.

In 1964, Swamy joined the faculty of economics at Harvard. He became  assistant professor in July 1966 and became an associate professor in 1969.

He moved to the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi in 1969.  From 1969 to 1991, he was professor of mathematical economics at the Indian Institute of Technology. He also taught economics courses in summer session at Harvard regularly.

Jansangh sent him to Rajya Sabha – the upper house of Indian Parliament.
He was elected Member of Parliament 5 times between 1974 and 1999 as member of various parties. He has twice represented the city of Mumbai North East during 1977 and 1980,  He was elected from Uttar Pradesh and Tamil Nadu also.

During the period of emergency, he moved to USA and became the spokesperson of opposition in the US. In 1976, he came to parliament to attend the session and managed to escape India after attending the session. This act made him a hero at that time. He was one of the founding members of the Janata Party and remained with the party and has been its president since 1990. In August 2013, he merged the party with Bharatiya Janata Party.

Swamy strongly favoured FDI  and WTO as commerce and law minister in Chandra Shekhar`s government.

During 1990 and 1991 Swamy was a member of the Planning Commission of India and Cabinet Minister of Commerce and Law of India. During this period he claims to have created the blueprint for economic reforms in India  which was later carried out in 1991 by Manmohan Singh, then Finance Minister under leadership of Prime Minister Narasimha Rao. In his book, Swamy claims that Manmohan Singh has acknowledged it as well.


Sources

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


POSTULATES OF HINDUTVA THEORY OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT - Intergral Humanism


POSTULATES OF HINDUTVA THEORY OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT - Intergral Humanism - Subramanian Swamy



Updated 23 Jan 2016, 7 Jan 2014

Prosperous India - Vision 2035







India Technology Vision Document 2035

Released by Tifac in January 2016
Download from
http://www.thehindu.com/multimedia/archive/02685/Technology_Vision__2685448a.pdf


Article on Technology Vision in English
http://pib.nic.in/newsite/efeatures.aspx?relid=134471


Article on Technology Vision in Hindi
http://pib.nic.in/newsite/hindifeature.aspx?relid=44332


BSE's vision for 2035 is to have 250 million investors - Market Capitalisation of $ 15 trillion

May, 2014
The BSE's vision for 2035 is to have 250 million investors registered with it from the current 25 million investors and market capitalisation of $ 15 trillion from today's $ 1.25 trillion. According Ashish Kumar Chauhan, CEO, BSE the achivement of the vision  is related to the growth of India and the Indian corporate world over the next 20 years. According to him it is an achievable task
http://www.businesstoday.in/markets/stocks/bombay-stock-exchange-targets-250-mn-investors-by-2035/story/206159.html



India a giant economy? Yes, by 2035!

January 21, 2005
Arvind Virmani, Director and chief executive, ICRIER.
http://www.rediff.com/money/2005/jan/21guest.htm



Prime Minister Narendra Modi - Videos and Photos - January 2016




Address by PM at Startup India Event

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Birthday of Netaji Subhash Bose



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West Bengal - Blogs and Online Articles

Friday, January 22, 2016

Mini-Grids for Electricity Generation and Supply in India - Investment Opportunity for Entrepreneurs

NREGA - MGNREGA - India - Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act and Projects

NREGA - MGNREGA - India - Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act and Projects

NREGA - MGNREGA - India - Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act and Projects


2016

The rural development ministry is planning to add 1 million farm ponds and wells and another million vermiposting farms under the programme in the next two years. The rural development ministry has utilised more tha 90% of the Rs. 75,000 crore is was allocated during 2015-16. It is expecting double in 2016-17.



2014

2 Feb 2014
9th Mahatma Gandhi NREGA Divas
NREGA was formally notified in 200 districts on 2 Feb 2006.
http://muktsar.nic.in/drda/nrega.htm
Ministry of Rural Development, Government of India released advertisement on 1 Feb 2014.
Achievements claimed
On an average, five crore households have provided employment every year since 2008.
Since 2006, Rs. 1,55,000 crore has gone as wage payment to rural households till Dec 2013.
2.35 crore works have been taken up of which about 52 percent are related to water harvesting and water conservation.


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The National Rural Employment Guarantee Act was passed in 2005 in India. The programme provided 2.83 billion person days of employment in 2009-10.


The National Rural Employment Guarantee Act was passed in 2005.

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Official Government Web site
http://nrega.nic.in/netnrega/home.aspx
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Full Act

http://nrega.nic.in/rajaswa.pdf


3. (1) Save as otherwise provided, the State Government shall, in such rural area in the State as may be notified by the Central Government, provide to every household whose adult members volunteer to do unskilled manual work not less than one hundred days of such work in a finanacial year  in accordance with the Scheme made under this act.
(2) Every person who has done the work given to him under the Scheme shall be
entitled to receive wages at the wage rate for each day of work.
(3) Save as otherwise provided in this Act, the disbursement of daily wages shall be
made on a weekly basis or in any case not later than a fortnight after the date on which
such work was done.
(4) The Central Government or the State Government may, within .the limits of its
economic capacity and development, make provisions for securing work to every adult
member of a household under a Scheme'for any period beyond the period guaranteed under
sub-section (1), as may be expedient.

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The rural employment guarantee act provided much needed rural employment during nonfarm season and provided confidence to rural people to spend their income without undue concern about future. This statement was made by head of portfolio management of a reputed mutual fund of India. NREGA has created new rural demand and this additional demand is helping Indian companies to grow.



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Achievements

Official statistics say that 2.83 billion person days were generated in 2009-10. 113.2 million households were given job cards. 52.5 million households were benefited from the scheme.

According to National Sample Survey Organization ( NSSO),  in 2007-08, 1.02 billion person days at an average wage rate of Rs.78.91 (totalling Rs.8,040 crore (Rs.80,400 million)) were provided through the program. The official statistics give the figures as 1.44 billion person days and wage bill of Rs,10,738 crore (Rs. 100,738 million).

In 2011-12, 37.8 million households were provided employment and 1,208 million persondays of work were generated.



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Articles on NREGA

Inventing NREGA 2.0
http://www.livemint.com/2012/02/10005718/Ourview--Inventing-NREGA-20.html
In 2011-12, 37.8 million households were provided employment and 1,208 million persondays of work were generated.

1.9.2010
Five heady years of MGNREGA by Himanshu
Mint, Page 31


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Criticism

http://southasia.oneworld.net/news/mgnrega-india2019s-poorly-employed-anti-poverty-scheme#.UuzcIz2Sxe4

http://www.hindustantimes.com/india-news/newdelhi/flawed-implementation-poor-monitoring-and-evaluation-affecting-nrega-cag/article1-1049305.aspx

http://theindianeconomist.com/mahatma-gandhi-national-rural-employment-guarantee-act-and-its-impact-on-employment-levels/

http://www.mgnrega.co.in/criticisms.htm

http://www.sentinel-venugopal.in/pdf/A%20critique%20of%20the%20National%20Rural%20Employment%20Guarantee%20Act.pdf


Updated 22 Jan 2016, 8 Jan 2015

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Quotes of Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya - Integral Humanism - Cooperationism

From Lectures on 'Integral Humanism' by Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya (Upadhyay)


Quotations (Quotes) - Thoughts of Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya


"Gandhiji himself had set out his idea of the independent Bharat in his book 'Hind Swaraj'.

"If we stop to analyse the reasons for the problems facing the country, we find that the confusion about out goal and the direction is mainly responsible for this chaos."

"There is generally, what is called a more or less common desire of the people of any nation. If this popular longing is made the basis of our aims, the common man feels that the nation is moving in a proper direction., and that his own aspiration is reflected in the efforts of the nation. This also generates the greatest possible feeling of unity."

"It is essential that we think about 'Our National Identity' without which there is no meaning of 'Independance".

"The basic cause of the problems facing Bharat is the neglect of Its 'National Identity".

"We had taken pride in resisting Things-British while They (Britishers) ruled us, but strangely enough, now that the Britishers have left, Westernisation has become synonymous with Progress."

"Western Science and the Western Ways of life are two different things. Whereas Western Science is Universal and must be absorbed by us if we wish to go forward, the same is not true about the Western Ways of life and values."

"In the past 1000 years whatever we assimilated-whether it was forced on us or we took with willingness-cannot be discarded now."

"The principles of Marx have changed both with the changing times as well as with varying conditions to the extent that parrot-like repetition of Marxism for solving problems facing our country would amount to a reactionary attitude rather than a scientific & pragmatic one."

"Human Knowledge is common property."

"Independance can be meaningful only if it becomes instrument for expression of our Culture."

"Both from the national as well as human stand point, it has become essential that we think of the principles of Bhartiya Culture."

"The fundamental characteristic of Bhartiya Culture is that it looks upon life as an integrated whole."

"There is diversity and plurality in life but we have always attempted to discover the unity behind them."

"Hegel put forward the principles of thesis, anti-thesis and synthesis; Karl Marx used this principle as a basis and presented his analysis of history and economics; Darwin considered the principle of survival of the fittest as the sole basis of life; but we in this country saw the basic unity of all life."

"The Unit of Seed finds expression in various forms-The Roots, The Trunk, The Branches, The Leaves, The Flowers and The Fruit. All these have different forms, colours and properties. Still we recognise their relation of unity with each other through seed."

"Unity in diversity and the expression of unity in various forms has remained the thought of Bhartiya Culture."

"Conflict is not a sign of culture of Nature rather it is a symptom of their degradation."

"Human nature has both tendencies--Anger & Greed on the one hand and Love & Sacrifice on the other."


"The principles of Ethics are not framed by any one, these are rather discovered."

"In Bharat the Principles of Ethics are termed as Dharma--The Laws of Life."

"When nature is channeled according to the principles of Dharma, we have culture & civilisation."

"The English word Religion is not the correct word for Dharma."

"Here in Bharat, we have placed before ourselves the ideal of the four fold responsibilities of catering to the needs of Body, Mind, Intellect and Soul with a view to achieve the integrated progress of Man."

"The longings for Dharma, Artha, Kama and Moksha (the four kind of human effort) are inborn in man and satisfaction of these in an integrated way is the essence of Bhartiya Culture."

"When State acquires all powers, both political and economic; the result is a decline of Dharma."

"A Nation is a group of persons who live with 'A Goal', 'An Ideal', 'A Mission' and look upon a particular piece of land as the Motherland. If either of the two--The Ideal and The Motherland--is missing, then there is no nation."

"Religion means a creed or a sect and it does not mean Dharma."

"Dharma is very wide concept which concerns all aspects of life sustaining the society."

"The fundamental principles of Dharma are eternal and universal. However, their implementation may differ according to time, place and circumstances."

"The nearest equivalent English term for Dharma can be 'Innate Law', though even that does not express the full meaning of Dharma. Since Dharma is supreme, our Ideal of the State has been 'Dharma Rajya'."

"Strength lies not in unrestrained behaviour but in well regulated action."
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We have to devise such an economic system, to create such infrastrucutre and to frame such regulations in which and which the inherent potentialities of man may find their highest fulfilment.

Economic system must achieve the production of all the basic things essential for the maintenance and development of people as well as the protection and development of the nation.

It is essential ... to use up that portion of the available natural resources which the nature itself will be able to recoup easily.

Milking rather than exploitation should be our aim.

Really speaking, our slogan should be that the one who earn will feed and every person will have enough to eat.

Any economic system must provide for the minimum basic necessities of human life to everyone.

The society must enable the individual to carry out his obligations to the society by properly educating him.

In the event of an individual falling prey to any disease, society must arrange for his treatment and maintenance.

To educate a child is in the interest of the society itself.

Education is ... investment. An educated individual will indeed serve the society.

Before, 1947, in all the princely states in India, no fees were charged for education. The highest education was free.

The guarantee of work to every able-bodied member of the society should be the aim of our economic system.

God has given hands to every man but hands by themselves have a limited capacity to produce. They need assistance of capital in the form of machines. Labour and capital bear the same relation to each other as that between man and nature. The world is a creation of these two. Neither of them can be neglected.

For capital formation, it is essential that a part of production be saved from immediate consumption, and be used for further production in future. Thus capital can be formed only by restraint on consumption.

Our machines must not only be tailored for our specific economic needs, but also must, at least avoid conflict with our socio-political and cultural objectives.

While considering the system of production, one must take into account the seven 'M's. These are (10 Man, (2) Material, (3) Money, (4) Management, (5) Motive power, (6) Market, and (7) Machine.













"Full employment must be a primary consideration and then the rest of the six factors suit this." (Explanation: The six other factors are: Material, Money, Management, Motive power, Market and Machine. Planning must be based on full employment and other factors must be determined by this main goal.)

"Our Aim: Progress & Happiness of Man... We want neither capitalism nor socialism. We aim at the progress and happiness of "Man", the Integral Man. The protagonists of the two systems fight with 'Man' on the stake. Both of them do not understand Man, nor do they care for his interest."

"Strength can be gained only from exercise and hard work."

"On the basis of integral humanism, we shall be able to reconcile nationalism, democracy, socialism, and world-peace with the traditional Bharatiya Culture and think of all these ideas in an integrated form."

"We are no achaeologists. We have no intention to become the custodians for a vast archaeological museum. Our goal is not merely to protect the culture but to revitalize it so as to make it dynamic and in tune with the time."

"We shall have to end up a number of traditions and set in reforms which are helpful in the development of values and of national unity in our society. We shall remove those traditions which obstruct this process."

"If today the society is gripped with evils like untouchability which lead men to treat other human beings as lower than themselves and thereby threaten the national unity, we shall have to end such evils."

" We shall be required to produce such institutions as will kindle the spirit of action in us, which will replace the selfcentredness and selfishness by a desire to serve the nation, which will produce not only sympathy towards our brethern, but a sense of affection and oneness with them."

" The place of Virat in the life of nation is similar to that of Prana in the body. ... Let us start carrying on this task of awakening the Virat of the nation with high sense of pride in our hoary glorious past, taking a realistic assessment of the present and having a great ambition for the future."

"With the support of Universal knowledge and our heritage, we shall create a Bharat which will excel all its past glories, and will enable every citizen in its fold to develop his manifold latent potentialities and to achieve, through a sense of unity with the entire creation, a state even higher than that of a complete human being."


Deendayal Upadhyaya - Biography and Philosophy



INVITATION FOR SEMINAR ON   “EKATMA MANAV DARSHAN AS A PRACTICAL ALTERNATIVE”


In view of the birth centenary year of Pt. Deendayal Upadhyaya, (Propounder of Ekatma Manav-vad), Deendayal Prerana Kendra and Ekatma Prabodh Mandal have organized a seminar on Ekatma Manav Darshan as per details below:

Theme: EKATMA MANAV DARSHAN AS A PRACTICAL ALTERNATIVE

Place: SHRIRAM VYAYAMSHALA HALL, OPP.GADAKARI RANGAYATAN, THANE WEST

Time: WEDNESDAY, 10TH FEBRUARY 2016, 4.30 TO 7.45 PM

Session 1: Ekatma Manav Darshan & Capitalism by Dr. KVSS Narayana Rao
Session 2: Ekatma Manav Darshan & Globalization by Dr. Varadraj Bapat
Session 3: Ekatma Manav Darshan – In Practice by Dilip Kelkar
Session 4: Samarop: DR. SATISH MODH,  Director, Vivekanand Institute of Mgt, Chembur

DEENDAYAL PRERANA KENDRA 2/27 Kalpana Sahaniwas, Sahyog Mandir Path, Naupada, Thane (W)

EKATMA PRABODH MANDAL (Activity of Ekatma Vikas Samiti, Public Trust) B105 Vatsalyadeep, Krantiveer Phadke Marg, Mulund East, Mumbai 400081 Tel: 25639654, Email: ekatmaprabodh at the rate gmail.com

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Cooperationism or Co-operationism - Neither Communism Nor Capitalism - Deen Dayal Upadyaya



Deen Dayal Upadyaya emphasized the importance of co-operation as a social process. The activities in the society have to be organized with co-operation as the major social process. A business transaction has to take place as a co-operative transaction.

Deen Dayal stated, "Co-operation also obtains in abundance just as conflict and competition in this world. Vegetation and animal life keep each other alive. We get our oxygen supply with the help of vegetation whereas we provide carbon dioxide so essential for the growth of vegetable life. This mutual co-operation sustains life on this earth.."

What Deen Dayalji has stated has entered mainstream management through the concepts of relationship marketing and supply chain management. Both are based on trust and co-operation between producer and customers and producer and his suppliers. The entire business system has to be built on the basis of trust and co-operation. The other forms doing business are a waste of resources, both physical and social.

It is important to note that Deen Dayal emphasizes that there should be no waste of natural resources and he also implies social resources.


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Economic Ideas of Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya

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Deep and Deep PublicationsJan 1, 1999 - 167 pages










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An Important Topic in Supply Chain Management

Topic from the book "Supply Chain Management: Strategy, Planning and Operation" by Sunil Chopra, Peter Meindl, and D.V. Kalra, Fourth Edition, Pearson, 2010.

Designing a Relationship with Cooperation and Trust


Key steps involved

1. Assessing the value of the relationship.
2. Identifying operational roles and decision rights for each party
3. Creating effective contracts
4. Designing effective conflict resolution mechanism


1. Assessing the value of the relationship: A well designed supply chain creates increase in total profits for the supply chain. The next step is to clarify the contribution of each party as well as the benefits that will accrue to each. When the relationship results in increased benefit to each of the parties involved in a relationship it is likely to flourish. If a party feels, injustice is done to him in a cooperative endeavour, conflict will result. Cooperationism as a guiding principle directs managers to enhance cooperation and eliminate conflict.


Updated  20 Jan 2016,  9 May 2015
First published on 25 April 2015. The thought came in the workshop on Deen Dayalji's Ekatma Manav Vaad.






INVITATION FOR SEMINAR ON   “EKATMA MANAV DARSHAN AS A PRACTICAL ALTERNATIVE”

In view of the birth centenary year of Pt. Deendayal Upadhyaya, (Propounder of Ekatma Manav-vad), Deendayal Prerana Kendra and Ekatma Prabodh Mandal have organized a seminar on Ekatma Manav Darshan as per details below:

Theme: EKATMA MANAV DARSHAN AS A PRACTICAL ALTERNATIVE

Place: SHRIRAM VYAYAMSHALA HALL, OPP.GADAKARI RANGAYATAN, THANE WEST

Time: WEDNESDAY, 10TH FEBRUARY 2016, 4.30 TO 7.45 PM

Session 1: Ekatma Manav Darshan & Capitalism by Dr. KVSS Narayana Rao
Session 2: Ekatma Manav Darshan & Globalization by Dr. Varadraj Bapat
Session 3: Ekatma Manav Darshan – In Practice by Dilip Kelkar
Session 4: Samarop: DR. SATISH MODH,  Director, Vivekanand Institute of Mgt, Chembur

DEENDAYAL PRERANA KENDRA 2/27 Kalpana Sahaniwas, Sahyog Mandir Path, Naupada, Thane (W)

EKATMA PRABODH MANDAL (Activity of Ekatma Vikas Samiti, Public Trust) B105 Vatsalyadeep, Krantiveer Phadke Marg, Mulund East, Mumbai 400081 Tel: 25639654, Email: ekatmaprabodh at the rate gmail.com