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Letters to the Editor: Nov 02, 2018

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1) Air-travel at govt-expense should be only in economy class

A huge amount of public money wasted in allowing those in the legislature, judiciary, bureaucracy, and officers of public-sector-undertakings to travel through super-costly Business Class rather than Economy Class on domestic flights. It is significant that all those travelling at public expense, if travelling through biggest domestic airliner Indigo, have to travel in Economy Class because fortunately, Indigo does not have any Business Class. If travel can be made in Economy Class in Indigo flights, there is no reason that those travelling in Business Class of other airliners may not be able to travel in Economy Class of other airliners having separate Business Class. However, all airliners can be directed to reserve the first two rows of Economy Class for those presently entitled for travel in Business Class at public expense. Best is to altogether abolition of Business Class in aircraft used for domestic flights exclusively.

The rather same principle of allowing travel on public expense only in Economy Class should be there even for foreign travels also. However, those desiring to travel through Business Class can do so by paying the difference of fares between Business Class and Economy Class.

Frequent-Flier-Points earned on air-travel booked at public expense should be accumulated in accounts of concerned governments and public-authorities rather than being accumulated in name of individuals travelling at public expense. It will provide a hefty saving to public-exchequers rather than presently going as a sort of unfair gift to individuals for accumulating such points for free air-travels in future for a private purpose.

– Madhu Agrawal


2) Welcoming move of govt

It is a welcoming move of India to ban 827 porn websites. It is distressing that the third largest customer base of porn hub comes from India. The Indian government should take some more strong actions against child porn, rape porn, and other sexual practices. No doubt about it that porn addiction can lead the country to sexual violence against women. It is being observed across the country that women’s safety is in danger. Pornography plays a notable role to destroy our new generation and their careers

– MF Qasmi


3) Iron man Sardar Patel

Patel himself termed the entire exercise as a “bloodless revolution” when he wanted the Constituent Assembly to consider privy purse settlements for the surrender by the rulers of all their ruling powers and the dissolution of the States as separate units.

Patel was an ardent follower of Mahatma Gandhi and never swerved in his loyalty to his mentor, although there were occasions when he different with him. Similarly, he did not see eye-to-eye with Jawaharlal Nehru on certain issues, including the handling of Jammu and Kashmir. But he did not allow these differences or personal ego to come in the way of protecting the larger interests of the country which were at the core of his heart. He worked shoulder-to-shoulder with Nehru in building a modern India. Patel was a multifaceted personality. He was a dynamic political leader, an organiser par excellence, a competent administrator and a skillful negotiator.

After coming under the influence of Mahatma Gandhi, he became his loyal follower and successfully organised peasants against the imposition of taxes by the British at Kheda and Bardoli, Gujarat, and in the process, he earned the title of ‘Sardar ‘ for his leadership qualities. The manner in which he marshalled the peasants and the unflinching stand taken by him eventually forced the authorities to roll back the taxes.

– Divyesh Chovatiya


4) Spending on status is not wastage of money

It is so shocking that just after the inauguration of the 182-metre statue of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, a flood of critics arose from all over the country. Some political leaders are criticising Modi’s wonderful move of building the tallest statue of the world saying that the spending almost 3,000 crore just to build a statue is the wastage of money. I want to say to them that remembrance of our great forefathers who made countless sacrifices for the sake of country’s improvement is not a crime. Every nation and every country gives immense respect to their ancestors. I extend my gratitude to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to give the country such title of the tallest statue of the world. It will tuner a historical move and will attract people from the entire world.

– Mohd Rahmani


5) Sharing, Caring, Blessings is what Diwali is all about!

Majority of the population has welcomed the SC decision on the restrictions on firecrackers as citizens have become aware and educated on the harm it causes to health and the environment. Diwali is a festival of lights and happiness and it is about sweets and blessings for the loved ones. It is about gifts and blessings by sharing as well as caring. Of late, the festival was being commercialised and the latest restrictions by the SC is a reminder to the people that it is not the noise, fire, and smoke that glitters Diwali but the warmth inside us that sparkles the festivities.

Money saved on firecrackers should be used to buy clothing, sweets, and gifts for the have-nots. Money goes in smoke by bursting crackers but the poor will remember your favours for a lifetime. Caring for the sick who otherwise would have been inconvenienced by smoke is the joy of festivities and the same holds good for animals. Happiness cannot be measured by the power of money and wishing good for others in terms of health, happiness, and blessings is what Diwali cheer is all about. Wishing fellow readers a Very Happy and Prosperous Diwali and New Year!

– S.N.Kabra


6) High jump of India

It is much pleasing for every Indian citizen that India jumped 23 ranks in the World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business Index 2018 to 77 while it ranked 100 in 2017 report. Really, India made an outstanding improvement in moving from 100 to 77 which is a great success of the present government. It seems that India’s strong reform agenda to improve the business climate for small and medium enterprises is bringing fruitful results to the country.

It is also a reflection of the government’s strong commitment to spreading this agenda at the state and now even at the district level. I believe that the government’s tireless efforts towards business improvement will lead the country to the peak of success.

– M.F.U.Tandvi


7) Stop visitation

We live in India, wherein the representatives are elected by the people and they have to right to choose their representatives whoever they want. People elect them so that they will be provided with the essential needs of their lives, not to visit other countries. I absolutely know that the PM can’t be irresponsible that he spends a lot of money visiting the countries. He visits the countries because of important issues and discussion.

Recently the dignified PM has gone to Japan. Modi arrived in Japan on Saturday evening to attend the 13th India-Japan annual summit. When Japan has promised to give $35 billion to India through public and private funding over the next five years for developmental projects, including the building of smart cities and cleanup of river Ganges, at the same time India has decided to set up a Special Management Team directly under the PMO to facilitate proposals from Japan.

I would like to say that PM Modi should, at first think about the problems whatever is happening nowadays in India. Everyone is facing difficulties because of increasing the price of things from which human beings life influence especially poor’s life. It is expected from PM Modi that he at first will pay attention about increasing the rate rather than anything. The price of things should be less so that everyone can feel easy to buy anything.

– Aamir Siwan


(The views expressed by the author in the article are his/her own.)

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