Easy Way to Popularise Sanskrit
Just an order issued by the Central Bureau of Secondary Education (CBSE) for the students to study Sanskrit until the board exam is not adequate. This is also a burden for most students who think that Sanskrit is meant only for religious hymns, mantras and devotional songs; with no practical applications in terms of jobs, normal conversational interaction between people, etc. They are 100 per cent correct. Sanskrit can never be popularised by executive orders. To make Sanskrit attractive, interest can easily be generated by making the language entertaining. Why not introduce hit songs with catchy tunes and action movies in Sanskrit? This is the only way to make the young and future generation to take interest in our heritage. Yes, this cannot be done by Shri Modi only. Private sector investment is required. The financial returns can be enormous. Those who have seen SHIVAAY should thank Ajay Devgan for adapting Lord Shiva in the lead role that he portrayed. The title song from Shivaay has been popular even in Pakistan. Wonder if Ayay Devgan would go to the next step and make actions movies in Sanskrit.
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A Noble Step
It is a very good idea to dole out Rs.6,000 to pregnant women, it will bring succour to most of the middle and lower middle class families since the population of middle class families is dwindling very rapidly. Even without this dole the population explosion of a particular community is playing havoc and disturbing the demography of the country in every sense. It would be lot better to offer this money only to women who have no children or less than one but not more than two, it makes more sense, doesn’t it?
TUSAR KANTI KAR,
14/3/1, Sribash Dutta Lane, Howrah
I fully endorse the call given by our Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi to hold elections to all Assemblies and Parliament in the country simultaneously. This is most practical and most desired change in election process. When general elections were held in the beginning after the Independence, I remember there was one election schedule for whole country, for both Assemblies of all states and for the Parliament. This was more convenient, less expensive and less time consuming and lesser burden to public and Government. At that time the country used to be in election mode only once in every five years which was saving the time and there was enough time to plan the developmental activities of the country. It was only later that due to political maneuvering 'one election one country' got deranged. And now we are in election mode throughout the year. That apart the expenses for holding the elections separately for Assemblies and Parliament work out costly for both, the candidates and the government. Not only that the separate elections lead to more election malpractices than when combined elections are held. There is lot of wastage of national resources in dissociated elections. I request the media, intellectuals and Election Commission to deliberate on this issue.
Dr BASAVARAJ MODI, 23,
University Road, Kalaburgi
Positive Move by Rajasthan Government
This refers to the news item that Rajasthan State government will take a stand to penalise those who abandon their cows after ‘Milk Giving Phase’ and let them to starve to death. We appreciate Rajasthan State government for their move. In fact now the farmer will have to engage cow and its byproducts and be enterprising, so that both cow and farmer can survive. However, if he is not in a position to sustain cows then he has to submit cows either at private goushala or the Government goushala after its ‘Milk Giving Phase’ is over and not let it loose nor sell it to a butcher. Offenders should not only be penalised but jailed for being ruthless.
Check benami property too
Cashless transactions involving over Rs 50,000 thousand are welcome, but 100 per cent cashless transactions will only add insult to the injury. Given that most developed countries, which include the US is not entirely cashless it will be foolish if India is aiming to become the world’s first fully cashless country. Without hurting the poor Government should first clean the 95 per cent of black wealth in the form of benami property, gold and foreign bank deposits, both abroad and within the country. Otherwise, the ongoing economic swachch abhiyan will only be reduced to abolishing fake currency which could have been done in a smoother way.
SUJIT DE, Kolkata
Curb Religious Imbalance
(Population Control must to Curb Religious Imbalance, November 20); This refers to the news report titled, ‘Population Control Must to Curb Religious Imbalance ‘by Surender Singhal in Organiser. Union Minister of State Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Shri Giriraj Singh and few other leaders showed great concern over the declining population of Hindus at Miragpur Village in District Saharanpur of Uttar Pradesh on October on 23.Certainly it is a very serious issue, which deserves special steps to nip in the bud. We have already lost half of ancient Bharat which extended up to Afghanistan (Gandhara) and Central Asia (Kamboja) as mentioned in ancient Buddhists literature as two Maha Janapadas, out of the total of 16 Maha Janapadas of Aryavarta. Anti- Hindu and anti- national Congress brigade has been dividing the Hindus in the name of caste, region, language, poor verses rich and rural verses urban in all possible manner and ruled the country with the help of Muslim vote bank for decades. Hindus must totally reject dirty secular mob of the Congress and its associates if truncated Bharat is to be saved and prevented from becoming another Pakistan. Muslims should be de-franchised and send back to Pakistan as Jinnah and the Muslim League too had advocated for complete exchange of population.
ANAND PRAKASH, Panchkula ,Haryana
Benami: Logical Extension of Demonetisation
Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi’s remark that the Government is mulling a stringent law to tackle benami dealings should be welcomed by all. The move will be a logical extension to the November 8th decision of the demonetisation of nearly 85 per cent of the currency then in circulation. The demonetisation step had been taken to primarily strike at the domestic black money economy, but also to counter terror funding and corruption, both of which derive oxygen from the black market. The results have been so far mixed, but this was only to be expected. In any case demonetisation alone was never going to be the solution to the problem. Everybody in the Government, including the Prime Minister Shri Modi had known this. That is why he had been repeatedly , since November 8, saying that demonetisation was only one of the many steps the Government would be taking in the months to come to counter the black economy . Now that he has signalled clearly, in his Mann Ki Baat of November 25, that an incisive law against benami property would be forthcoming, the Government’s intent cannot be questioned. Those of his critics who have been carping all these weeks that the Government’s decision was the Prime Minister’s deliberate attempt to mislead the people and deflect their attention from certain issues , should now reconsider their position— though they are unlikely to.
Post – demonetisation, the common man has been patient, bearing small difficulties expecting long term benefits. This reminds me of a quote by Aristotle, “Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet. “ Payments are now being made online. This requires less of travel. But we must make sure that a cashless society does not make us exercise less society.
S KARTHIK, Chennai
While launching the Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT) scheme, Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi expressed a strong desire to build smart cities. A clear roadmap was defined to develop core infrastructure services like adequate and clean water supply, solid waste management, 24×7 power supply, robust IT connectivity, affordable healthcare and education and sustainable urban environment. It is unfortunate that instead of complementing the efforts of the Centre, State Government continue to cite their victimhood to cover their shoddy implementation practices, under-utilisation of funds and systemic corruption. While the setting up of three scrutiny levels to gauge the process and implementation of projects like AMRUT is welcome, there is a need for a robust supervisory mechanism to ensure optimum utilisation of funds.
SHREYANS JAIN, Delhi