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AntiPolythene Campaign Season-1 concluded in style

_MG_7935The #SayNoToPoltheneBag Campaign season-1 was concluded in style by the Faridabad Action Group. For pics to this grand event you may click here

During the course of this highest ever engaging Campaign in Faridabad which ran for 3 months from November 2015 to 22nd of Jan 2016 spanning the length and breadth of Faridabad, 32 schools were initially contacted and 24 schools participated engaging a total of about 25000 students and thru them almost about 3 lac people were contacted. Almost 25000 pledges were collected from the General Public. The season-1 of this Campaign was finally concluded at the HUDA Convention Centre in Sec-12, Faridabad at an event titled ‘Singhams of Faridabad’.

In the street play section 6 finalists were chosen and Gita Convent School, Sec-16 won the title of Singhams in the Streetplay section while AVN Sr. Sec. School, Sec-19 and Apeejay School, Sec-15 won the 2nd and 3rd Prizes respectively.

Ritika Rawat of St. Peter’s School, Daulatabad won the 1st Prize for the highest number of pledges collected from the general public and Bhawna Rawat won the 1st prize for the best slogan.

While K L Mehta Dayanand School, Sec-16, won the highest percentage participation award, St. John’s School, Sec-7 won the top prize for the highest number of pledges collected from the general public by any school. Rawal International School, Nangla won the prize for the most creative presentation and Apeejay School, Sec-15 won the top prize for the most organized presentation.

This event co-sponsored by Indian Oil R&D Division, Faridabad had as its Chief Guest, the Divisional Commissioner Dr. D. Suresh. The other Distinguished Guests to the event included the Deputy Commissioner Mr Chander Shekhar and Dr SSV Ramakumar, General Manager, Refining Technologies, Indian Oil R & D Division, Faridabad. Dr Ramakumar was accompanied by Mrs Mary Joseph (Manager Corporate Communications, Indian Oil R&D Division).

Denson Joseph, the President of Faridabad Action Group in his short speech said the idea behind this exercise was actually to wake people and the administration up besides to drive in the message that it is important to be socially alive and how thru positive engagement we could bring in the desired change to strengthen this democracy. To emphasize the spirit that drives the members of Faridabad Action Group he concluded his speech with the song…. ‘ e mere pyare watan… e mere bichde chaman… tujh pe dil qurbaan….’

The Chief Guest to the event Dr D. Suresh in his emphatic address began by admitting that the Administration has indeed failed to deliver on many counts and he explained why these failures have been happening. He stressed the need to rise above Caste, Creed and Regional divide if Prime Minister’s development agenda was to be achieved. He also stressed on the need for expert NGOs to focus on one subject and go intensively into it. He urged the Deputy Commissioner, Faridabad to adopt the PPP model to make Faridabad a smart city for which expert organizations like Faridabad Action Group may be strategically engaged.

The event was compered by Dr Manoj Rai Mehta and Mrs Pooja Gupta. The arrangements at the venue was managed by Mrs Shivani Rajpal, Mr Susheel Verma, Mr Balwinder Singh, Varun Sheokand, Adv Deepak Verma and Adv Pratush Sharma. The NSS Team from Govt. Boys Sr. Sec. School, Old Faridabad under the leadership of Sh Ravinder Manchanda managed and the very able girls being groomed by Sakhi Sangh managed the seating within the hall. Overall hall incharge was Sh A K Gaur (the campaign lead). Prize distribution was coordinated by Ashutosh Anand and Mrs Pinki Brar.

Varun Sheokand was bestowed with the title of Singham for exemplary activism in Faridabad.

Important persons at the meeting were Sh P B Lall (Patron- F.A.G.), Sh Manohar Puniani (President – MWA, Sec-15), Sh Anand Mehta (Eminent Educationist & Gen. Secretary- RWA, Sec-15) besides Principals and Coordinators from various schools.

The NGOs who came to support the event included Sneh Foundation, Mission Jagriti, Child Welfare Trust, Save Aravali, Sakhi Sangh, Able Charities. The Event also saw the District Bar Association being represented by its President Adv. Surinder Dutt Sharma & Secretary Rajeev Baisla. Even the RWAs and Market Welfare Associations were present in large numbers.

The Audience was enthralled by Bollywood’s celebrated Asst. Choreographer MJ Chanchal performing live at the event.


Modi and Rajapaksa flip sides of the same coin

In the backdrop of the soon to be hosted CHOGM 2013 in Sri Lanka there is a tremendous pressure on India to not only denounce the crime against humanity unleashed by the present Srilankan regime under Mahinda Rajapaksa but also expose the truth behind the chilling war crimes committed by Rajapaksa while eliminating LTTE from Srilankan soil; thus strongly oppose Srilanka from becoming “chair in office” for the next two years.

India however may never be able to do that as our own history may not allow us to do so particularly when our Prime Minister in waiting has himself been battling charges of mass murder in Godhra for the last 10 years or so.

Interestingly both Modi and Rajapaksa have striking similarities and it would be interesting to consider just the prominent once here where both are considered to be iron willed and both of them are accused of Crime against humanity if one in Gujarat then the other one Srilanka respectively. Both leaders practise an authoritarian style of governance and both claim to be ardent practitioners of democracy. If Modi hides his guilt behind anti-pseudosecularism Rajapaksa hides his own behind the veil of anti-imperialism. While both confess to be staunch nationalists a large majority of critics continue to dig their gory past. Yet both are masters of the dirty game called politics where on one hand Modi is going all out to grab the PM chair here in India, Rajapaksa is trying his best to grab the Chair of Commonwealth there in Srilanka. Certainly it is in the hands of the respective voters to accept or reject the democratically dictatorial claimants. Whatever happens history is sure to be made and yes, it will be there for everyone to see.     

A Needle May Save The Life of a Stroke Patient

Keep a syringe or needle in your home to do this… It’s amazing and
an unconventional way of recovering from stroke, read it through it
can help somebody one day.
This is amazing. Please keep this very handy. Excellent tips. Do take
a minute to read this. You’ll never know, one’s life may depend on
My father was paralyzed and later died from the result of a stroke. I
wish I knew about this first aid before. When stroke strikes, the
capillaries in the brain will gradually burst.” (Irene Liu)
When a stroke occurs, stay calm. No matter where the victim is, do not
move him/her. Because, if moved, the capillaries will burst. Help the
victim to sit up where he/she is to prevent him/her from falling over
again and then the bloodletting can begin. If you have in your home an
injection syringe that would be the best.
Otherwise, a sewing needle or a straight pin will do.
1. Place the needle/pin over fire to sterilize it and then use it to
prick the tip of all 10 fingers.
2. There are no specific acupuncture points, just prick about an mm
from the fingernail.
3. Prick till blood comes out.
4. If blood does not start to drip, then squeeze with your fingers.
5. When all 10 digits is bleeding, wait a few minutes then the victim
will regain consciousness.
6. If the victim’s mouth is crooked, then pull on his ears until they are red.
7. Then prick each earlobe twice until two drops of blood comes from
each earlobe. After a few minutes the victim should regain
Wait till the victim regain his normal state without any abnormal
symptoms then take him to the hospital. Otherwise, if he was taken in
the ambulance in a hurry to the hospital, the bumpy trip will cause
all the capillaries in his brain to burst. If he could save his life,
barely managing to walk, then it is by the grace of his ancestors.

“I learned about letting blood to save life from Chinese traditional
doctor, Ha Bu Ting, who lives in Sun Juke. Furthermore, I had
practical experience with it. Therefore, I can say this method is 100%
effective. In 1979, I was teaching in Fung Gaap College in Tai Chung.
One afternoon, I was teaching a class when another teacher came
running to my classroom and said in panting, “Ms Liu, come quick, our
supervisor has had a stroke!”

I immediately went to the 3rd floor. When I saw our supervisor, Mr.
Chen Fu Tien, his color was off, his speech was slurred, his mouth was
crooked – all the symptoms of a stroke. I immediately asked one of the
practicum students to go to the pharmacy outside the school to buy a
syringe, which I used to prick Mr. Chen’s 10 fingers tips. When all 10
fingers were bleeding (each with a pea sized drop of blood), after a
few minutes, Mr. Chen’s face regained its color and his eyes’ spirit
returned, too.

But his mouth was still crooked. So I pulled on his
ears to fill them with blood. When his ears became red, I pricked his
right earlobe twice to let out two drops of blood. When both earlobes
had two drops of blood each, a miracle happened. Within 3-5 minutes
the shape of his mouth returned to normal and his speech became clear.

We let him rest for a while and have a cup of hot tea, then we helped
him go down the stairs, drove him to Wei Wah Hospital. He rested
one night and was released the next day to return to school to teach.
Everything worked normally. There were no ill after effects. On the
other hand, the usual stroke victim usually suffers irreparable
bursting of the brain capillaries on the way to the hospital. As a
result, these victims never recover.” (Irene Liu)

Therefore, stroke is the second cause of death. The lucky ones will
stay alive but can remain paralyzed for life. It is such a horrible
thing to happen in one’s life. If we can all remember this
bloodletting method and start the life saving process immediately, in
a short time, the victim will be revived and regain 100% normality.

If possible, PLEASE forward this after reading. You never know if it
may help save a life from stroke. May you be happy and well.

Pl. circulate this INFO as much as possible among your groups as we often lose our dear ones to STROKE because of lack of knowledge or lack of information….
Save  Somebody’s life…..God Bless you….


Thank you R.Vimala  Vidya, Journalist & Photographer, vimalavidya@gmail.com for this wonder lifesaving piece of info you have sent to us.

Hit them Hard

Terrorism will not die in India because we lack both the POLITICAL WILL & Iron-Spined STATESMEN at the helm of affairs to tackle it with obnoxious intensity .

When the US was attacked by OSAMA bin Laden, it did not go after the diplomatic lobby with dossiers & collation of proofs instead it went after the hunter & hunted him down from within the safe haven of Abottabad which lay well within the protected borders of its own ally, PAKISTAN. 

Among all the talks of Pakistan taking on the US, hurting global diplomacy or taking on the European lobby; Americans have never compromised when it comes to protecting its Citizens from potential terrorists or hunting them down no matter where they are or doing what it takes. The Americans are not wary of the hunting ground as long as death of its Citizens on AMERICAN SOIL is AVENGED & JUSTICE  is done. It is indeed a matter of pride for any AMERICAN that when it comes to their lives the US believes in LETHAL & not necessarily LEGAL ACTION.

However , OUR Government in the name of political diplomacy & building bilateral relations NOT ONLY refuses to act against terrorists being protected within the borders of Pakistan BUT ALSO exhibits exemplary pride while entertaining the PRESIDENT & his family from this STATE who openly shield terrorists who have waged war against INDIA.

It is understandable that “claims” made by our Ministry of Home affairs (MHA) & the GOI in respect of proofs against Hafiz Saeed, have not only been consistently jeered & mocked at by the PAKISTAN GOVERNMENT but it has also been outrightly rejected by the Courts in Pakistan who have not found it good enough to be take COGNIZANCE of.  On similar lines, it is also understandable that PAKISTAN’s main ally the US (known for their double standards when it comes to India) has also not found our “DOSSIERS (& EVIDENCES presented through them)” good enough for legal pursuance or action. Naturally the US has no compulsion to take any LETHAL action as the 26/11 happened on Indian soil, The PRIDE that marauded was that of the State of incredible INDIA and most lives lost were also those of Indians. Though it comes as a solace that the US has shown some intent (atleast could be said so) of going after the mastermind of 26/11 LEGALLY (even if not LETHALLY) by announcing a $10 million bounty on HAFIZ SAEED under its REWARD FOR JUSTICE (RFJ) scheme . The SOLACE comes primarily not on account of the announcement of bounty on this terrorist called HAFIZ SAEED but because of what we know, that US did to SADDAM HUSSEIN while dealing with him LEGALLY.

If the GOI & the MHA are not fooling the unsuspecting INDIAN with their claims & if what they have collated in those Dossiers are indeed clinching evidences against HAFIZ SAEED & the LeT , then with complete military preparedness we “must” conduct SURGICAL STRIKES on PAKISTANI SOIL  and STRIKE these venom – spitting terrorists HITTING THEM HARD & Striking them off once & for all.

If that sounds too much for the asking then the Government must entrust the RAW with the job of ELIMINATING  these Merchants of Terror protected by the State of Pakistan & its intelligence by carrying out hits inside Pakistan.

Only when examples like these are set and exhibited convincingly & decisively can TERRORISM be wiped out permanently from the face of our Motherland.  

Dawn of Change in Uttar Pradesh

Akhilesh the modern day transition of the erstwhile goon infested Samajwadi Party takes over as the new Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh amidst, chaos, confusion & uncertainty. Yet it has to be admitted that loads of hope & prayers would go in as the youngest CM of UP is sworn in on the 15th of March. Hopefully it is that dawn of change that the Midas touch woman Mayawati (former CM) failed to deliver.