TO THE INDIAN ENTREPRENEURSHIP FANCYBy; Ajay Batra,,Head, Centre or Entrepreneurship Education,
The buzz around entrepreneurship is everywhere. Startups make headlines every day; the Unicorns ($1bn valuation) are celebrated; Startup innovations are recognized. The government certainly has become very proactive - for the first time in India’s history, we have a separate ministry of entrepreneurship. Besides this, there was the Startup India campaign launched by the PM some time back. Entrepreneurship is truly an exciting domain in India today.
This creates a perception that startups/entrepreneurship is a sunshine, Greenfield, or new area. This is not true.
The fact is that ‘startups’ is just a fancy word. When an Infosys or a Wipro started up 25-30 years ago they didn’t quite use the term ‘startup’; but they were startups nevertheless. Before them, there were the industrial houses like the Tatas, the Mahindras besides the whole host of small entrepreneurs that we don’t perhaps talk about or know about or cover in our media. Entrepreneurship has always been India’s mainstream. Startups have been the way to live in India albeit at a small scale. The Indian social and economic context is challenging; everyday challenges of life require us to think differently. So, there is no way but to innovate out of it and startups have been at the forefront of this innovation. Given our history and need for developing enterprise, entrepreneurship is not just natural but a necessity.
The other thing peculiar and inherent to Indian entrepreneurship is this psyche of ‘jugaad’ or frugal innovation if you want to use a formal term. This is not necessarily a good thing because ‘jugaad’ is often associated with “unethical” shortcuts for narrow and personal gains. At the same time, I think that streak of innovation is embedded in our DNA and that it can be harnessed for the larger good, for innovation that serves society and solves some of the many complex problems that we have. I feel there is the need, there is the skill set and we are moving in that direction.
So is entrepreneurship a sunshine area? No. Is the focus on entrepreneurship and startups something new and interesting? Yes. Is it grabbing the fancy of most urban metro places? Yes. Is it really getting excitement going in our Tier 2 cities and rural areas? Perhaps. And that is what needs to change. For innovation and entrepreneurship to become a national movement, a lot more needs to be done. We have only just begun to encourage this wave and much more needs to be done to support startups, especially ones that solve larger societal problems.
Another popular perception is that entrepreneurship is related to youth. This is actually a fallacy. If entrepreneurship is about thinking differently, asking “why not” and not just asking why, about being solution oriented rather than problem focused, about being a little crazy, if you will, about challenging the norms and being able to not just dream big but actually implement it then every job is entrepreneurial. Remember, there is no restriction; there is no socio-economic divide; there is no age to be entrepreneurial. As Mohd Yunus, the Noble Peace Prize winner said, “Everyone is an Entrepreneur”.
ABOUT CENTRE FOR ENTREPRENERUSHIP EDUCATION, BENNETT UNIVERSITY
The Centre seeks to transform motivated students into resourceful, entrepreneurial and innovative leaders through classroom and hands-on experiences. We envisage that it will to grow into a dynamic hub that prepares students from every discipline to solve the future’s most critical challenges by focusing on three distinct areas:
Learn, Prepare and Launch.
The curriculum will include a concentration in entrepreneurship offered by Bennett University’s School of Management. In the coming years, a minor in entrepreneurship
will be offered for all non-business students.
CFE will provide intensive mentoring from experienced faculty and successful entrepreneurs to support project based activities, thereby fostering innovative mindsets in students. Student entrepreneurs will be able to utilise the CFE’s physical resources, intensive programs and the Bennett Incubator on campus to grow products or companies into sustainable enterprises.
The Hatchery, CFE’s on-campus facility, is designed to provide a space for start-ups (students and other invitees) to incubate their ventures. In addition to the workspace, there will also be a teaching and learning area. The Centre will also develop a Faculty Fellowship program which will support professors as they drive innovative curriculum and entrepreneurial student projects.
THE EPANDING MEDICAL NEGLIGENCE AND HEALTH CARE:A few legal prescriptionsBy;Prafulla Maharana
ORISSABARTA:Safety of patients from incompetent and negligent doctors and safety of doctors from undue harassment from unscrupulous litigants has been a perennial problem faced by the Medical jurisprudence.
A failure to exercise reasonable skill care in diagnosis and treatment as per the available medical practice and procedure comes under medical negligence.
Medical negligence attracts both civil and criminal liability, however criminal liability is limited to gross negligence. Section 304-A of the Indian Penal Code provides that anybody who causes death by rash and negligent act amounting to culpable homicide not amounting to murder will be punished for criminal negligence.
Many international treaties and declarations inter alia, the convention on the rights of the Child 1989 and the international covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, 1966 recognised the right to health.
World Health Organsiation defines “Health” as a state of complete physical mental and social well being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity. This definition covers widest possible ramification of concept of Health Emphasis in the definition is on well being rather than on absence of disease. It is also curious that the definition is inclusive of social well being.
Right to Health is not enumerated fundamental right in Part-III of the Constitution. However the judiciary in various judgments has held it to be fundamental right under Article 21. However Article 24 and 25 have references to Health Directive principles of state policy which refer to Right to Health in few provisions directly and in few provisions indirectly are 39 (e) 39 (F), 41, 42, 47, 48-A. The directive principles are the ideals which the Government must keep in mind while they formulate policy or pass a law. Though the Directive Principles as such are not enforceable by the Courts like fundamental rights, the State is expected at Securign these directives though legislative or administrative measures. The idea of welfare state can be achieved if the state endeavours to implement them with a sense of moral duty. Article 51-A (g) a fundamental duty has indirect reference to Right to Health, Article 24 3-G read with Entries 23 and 26 of XIth schedule and Article 243-W read with Entries 6 and 9 of XIIth schedule are also relevant provision for Right to Health on the VIIth Schedule Entries 28 and 81 in the Union list entries 6th & 8th in State list Entries 16, 18, 19, 23, 24, 26 and 29 also relate to various aspects of health.
A mere misjudgment or error in medical treatment by itself would not be decisive of negligence towards the patient. As long as a doctor acts in a manner which is acceptable to the medical profession and the Court finds that he has attended on the patient with due care, skill and diligence and if the patients still does not survive or suffer a permanent ailment it would be difficult to hold the doctor to be guilty of negligence.
Medical profession being one of the noblest professions in the world has a significant role in health care and promotion of life. Doctors and the personnel involved in promotion of health and well-being are considered next to God. There in order to translate the constitutional mandate of right to health into a reality. The Apex Court in dynamic, interpretation of Article 21 has repeatedly insisted that the personnel involved in medical profession are duly brought to extend medical assistance to preserve human life.
All the Government hospitals nursing homes and polyclinics are liable to provide treatment to the best of their capacity to all the patients. The doctors, hospital the nursing homes and other connected establishment are to be dealt strictly if they are found to be negligent with the patients who come to them pawing all their money with the hope to live a better life with dignity. The patients irrespective of their social cultural and economic background are entitled to be treated with dignity which not only forms their fundamental right but also their human right. The court therefore hope and trust that this decision would act as a deterrent and a reminder to those doctors, hospitals, nursing home and either connected establishments who do not take their responsibility seriously.
The present legal position with regard to criminal liability of a doctor is that it can be fixed upon the doctor unless there is a prima facie case of gross negligence and recklessness. We have seen in the preceding pages that consumer forums have included medical services under the ambit of Section 2 (i) (o) of the Consumer Protection Act, 1986 which defines service. Thus, any deficiency in these service is construed to be a part of medical negligence as has been explained earlier.
Every doctor whether at a Government Hospital or otherwise has the profession all obligation to extend his services with due expertise for protecting life.
The term health implies more than are absence of sickness. Medical care and health facilities not only protect against sickness but also ensure stable man power for economic development.
Current practices, infrastructure para-medical and other staff, hygiene and sterility should be observed strictly.
No prescription should ordinarily be given without actual examination. The tendency to give prescription over the telephone except in an acute emergency, should be avoided.
A doctor should not merely go by the version of the patient regarding his symptoms, but should able make his own analysis including tests and investigations were necessary.
A doctor should not experiment unless necessary and even then he should ordinarily get a written consent from the patient.
An expert should be consulted in case of any doubt.
In a welfare state, the primary duty of the government is to secure the welfare of the people, providing adequate medical people is an essential part of the obligations undertaken by the Government in a Welfare State. The Government discharges this obligation by running hospitals and health centres, which provide medical care to the person seeking to avail of those facilities.
Adequate facilities are available at the Primary Health Centres where the patient can be given immediate primary treatment so as to stabilize his condition.
The Health centres and the hospitals and the medical personnel attached to these centers and hospitals are geared to deal with larger number of patients needing emergency treatment on account of higher risk of accidents on certain occasions and in certain reasons.
Proper arrangement of ambulance is made for transport of a patient from the primary health centre to the District Hospital or Sub-Division Hospital and from the District Hospital or Sub-Division Hospital to the State Hospital.
The above analysis of the cases emphaises the constitutional obligation of the state to provide for adequate health care to its peoples and the role played by the judiciary in enforcing the same in case of violation of right to health.Negligence is the breach of a duty exercised by omission to do something which a reasonable man, guided by those considerations which ordinarily regulate the conduct of human affairs, would do, or doing something which a prudent and reasonable man would not do.
Negligence is an essential ingredient of the offence. The negligence to be established by the prosecution must be culpable or gross and not the negligence merely based upon an error of judgment.
The medical professional is expected to bring a reasonable degree of skill and knowledge and must exercise a reasonable degree of care. Neither the very highest nor a very low degree of care and competence but it is to be judged in the light of the particular circumstances of each case is what the law requires.
A medical practitioner would be liable only where his conduct fell below that of the standards of a reasonably competent practitioner in his field.
In the realm diagnosis and treatment there is scope for genuine difference of opinion and one professional doctor is clearly not negligent merely because his conclusion differs from that of other professional doctor.
The medical professional is often called upon to adopt a procedure which involves higher element of risk, but which he honestly believes as providing greater chances of success for the patient rather than a procedure involving lesser risk but higher chances of failure. Just because a professional looking to the gravity of illness has taken higher element of risk to redeem the patient out of his / her suffering which did not yield the desired result may not amount to negligence.
Negligence cannot be attributed to a doctor so long as he performs his duties with reasonable skill and competence. Merely because the doctor chooses one course action in preference to the other one available, he would not be liable if the course of action chosen by him was acceptable to the medical profession.
It would not be conducive to the efficiency of the medical profession if no doctor could administer medicine without a halter round his neck.
It is our bounden duty and obligation of the civil society to ensure that the medical professionals are not unnecessary harassed or humiliated so that they can perform their professional duties without fear and apprehension.
The medical practitioner at times also have to be saved from such a class of complaints who use criminal process as a tool for pressurizing the medial professionals / hospitals particular & private hospitals or clinics for extracting uncalled for compensation. Such malicious proceedings deserve to be discarded against the medical practitioners.
The medical professionals are entitled to get protection so long as they perform their duties with reasonable skill and competence and in the interest of the patients. The interest and welfare of the patients have to be paramount for the medical professionals.
Faculty Member, Jeypore Law College, Jeypore, Dist.:Koraput (Odisha), Mob.:9438170563
INNOVATING TRICKS OF CURRENT OR FUTURE LEGISLATIVES FOR REDUCE POVERTY AND VIOLENC
Our legislatives know better to fulfill the expectation of people for life and growth .They are framing various schemes for nurturing and nourishing the needs of people in field of cultivation,education,health,hygiene,industry,communication,earning,reduce judicial, reduce violence, keeping harmony,employment,drinking water ,food adulteration, etc. Some extend they are achieving their mission. However, there are also some another tricks, which may be accelerating their mission in long term through motivation, system, process and technology, may discuss below.
A-Party workers are to be goaded throughout the state by motivation camp named –“perpetual political motivation”. Basic theme of goading is how to improve own leadership; and nurturing and nourishing to people in own locality for which people would faith and trust upon him/her for their day-to-day socio-economy life.
B-Party workers would motivate common people through a course “My life and growth” ,which course will be boosting people to amuse justice,liberty,equality,dignity prosperity,morality,characteristics and make them integrated .People will slowly know the living standard and future of children ,not only subsist facilitation .
2-To know about socio-economy situation of people –
A-Take annual statistic upon number of people under poverty line , number of illiterate number of orphan children, unnatural death, sever disease, unemployment, domestic violence, less communication, women education, social violence, drinking water, irrigation, electrification, sports, culture, superstition, industry, Banking ,preparation to resist natural calamity, food adultateration,hard drink,labour exploitation, insurance, nutrition of child and mother etc. in Block, Sub-division and District level by private agency.
B-Give appreciations to Block level or Sub-divisional level any executives where find lowest number of poverty and violence or any other fields base on population.
3-Open own website in district level by party office and display year wise annual statistic of survey in every field in Block, Sub-division and District wise.
A-Give scope to lodge complain or grievance in website of any field from public.
B-Introduce grievance Box in every Panchayat in party office or party workers home for lodging grievance by public in written form with proper identity, where electronic system is not available.
C- Open scope in website and grievance Box to take suggestion from public to solve the poverty and violence or any problem in Panchayat Block, Sub-division and District level.
D- Display Panchayat, Block, Subdivision, District, Municipality, Corporation level party workers phone number and address in website.
E- Redress of all complaints or grievances by party workers as possible or solve by Block level or district level political party leader where needed.
F-Keep all records of grievances and redress in constituency wise party office
4-Encourage people to make committee of every filed like – cultivation, education, hard drink, girl education,labourer exploitation,adulteration,trading,industry,dairy farm, poultry farm, old homage etc. and inspire people to join any of committee as per own interest .Connect same category of committee from Panchayat level to District level and pursue them to conduct conference amongst them. People become interdependent and involve to find out solution to wipe out poverty and violence in society along with give suggestion to governing people in every field.
Such step of continuous hearty social care of party workers would help to make near to public, people would trust, and faith upon party, and political party would achieve their goal easily facing with any competitive and adverse situation.
ORISSABARTA NOWAY CONCERN FOR ANY LEGAL DISPUTES
E-CONSUMER SERVICEBy;Madhusudan Parida,Orissabarta
KENDUJHAR:Repulsion intelligent business men are making duplicate of goods or crating artificial recession of brand products or general products for making more profit or blaming to competitors or blaming to existing Governing political party etc. This is the practice in our society. There are so many laws and systems are working to restrict the adulteration, artificial recession, duplication, high price etc. However Some extend existing system, process and technology are fulfilling the expectation of consumers and motto of government, then also continuous reformation is needed to prevent the contemporary fraudulent work upon goods transaction for reduce suffering of patients, disease, accident, death, harassment, dissatisfaction and evasion of taxation etc.then we think new innovating e-technology for prevent adulteration, artificial recession ,evasion of taxation ,black market both import or export in every consumable goods products in below way.
1-Every goods product large or medium or small industry or trading unit would open website and mentioned website in packet or bottle or gunny bag or piece or sheet. Or Central Government or State Government would open consumer portal.
2-Mention unique number in every unit product of any goods and make provision to find the product details (retails price, expiry date, brand name, quantity, composition, and deliver to dealer and retailer) through company website in search system by consumer or central or State consumer portal.
3-Product industry would mention product unique number along with dealer to deliver of product in industry website or Central or State website.
4-Dealer would mention retailer name which to delivered goods in industry website or central or state consumer website.
5-Dealer would only sell to register retailers.
6- Goods would be availed in any shop without a register retailer.
7- In village also one would find the product details in “Janaseva Kendra” or mobile internet service.
8-Consumer would type the unique number in website of product industry or central or state consumer portal, and it would display name of dealer, retailer and product details automatically
9- Register retailer would be posting the sale quantity in company website.
10-Unit product details would be closed in company website after expiry date mention in product or sale of product quantity, which would be earlier.
11-Unique number of unit product cannot make duplicate, because there would scope to dealer to posting one retailer name against one unique number of unit of product and quantity in company website.
12- Manufacturing date and lifetime would be mentioned in case of machinery products or metal sheets or cloths etc.
13-Above E-technology would be introduced in builder industry, hotelindustry, Land agent, Movie industry, road transport agency etc.
14- Example of system display in industry website or central or state consumer portal for details of product search.
|Consumer would put unique number of unit product in industry website||Dealer and retailer name would display automatically||Display sale and balance quantity||Display of product details||Details of product not available due to outdated or out of stock or not our product|
15-Every product would be centralized in one system all over the country or state basis,and industry would maintain their sale details in one website.
16-All products websites would be available in minister of consumers Govt. of India website, beyond that if any dealer would supply product of any industry, retailers would be responsible.
17- Product without unique number would ban for sale.
18-Exactly in purchase of raw product such system would be introduced.
|Unique numbers of product of specific raw material.||
Unique number of owner of product
1-Owner or Trader of mineral
2-Broker of cultivation product
3-Mandi of Govt.
Any product Industry website
2- Raw material
Find the details of MT purchase from
Farmer or imported or mines Owner or trader
Annul consumption as on date or export
(maintained by industry)
|Annual product and bye product of industry as on date||
Search result of
= 2 MT
19-Broker or Govt. mandi or Agent or trader would give purchase details mentioning with farmer code or mines owner or import to product factory where every farmer or Mine owner or import material would know the details product goes to which factory.
20- Farmer or mine owner would put own unique number in factory website or central or state consumer website and find own contribution.
21-New e- consumer service would prevent duplicate, adulteration, black market and artificial recession of goods.
22-Seach system would be centralized and every product industry would maintain sale and purchase in one website.
Above magnificence,reformations upon goods transaction would improve trust amongst consumer means people and fulfill expect service and increase revenue.
KEONJHAR:Existential needs, comfortable wants and luxurious amusement for life and growth are creating new technology, systems, process, jobs, products; service .Maximum people of existential needs are leading their life without comfortable wants. People of comfortable wants are leading their life with hankering of luxurious amusement, but due to lack of scope they are compromised with their hankering tend. People of existential needs are larger part of population; nationally and internationally. Economically basic things for life and growth are food, cloth and shelter. Consumption of more and rich food, cloth and shelter will help to produce more various productions and services, and invite continuous transaction of products and services nationally and globally. Therefore, vital cause of recession is less purchasing power of various products and services as well as less hankering towards comfortable wants and luxurious amusement of larger part of population.
Now it is challenge for attraction intelligent governing people of any country to improve the purchasing capacity as well as inspire to hankering for comfortable wants amongst people of existential needs. Some steps for improving the purchasing capacity as well as inspire to hankering for comfortable wants amongst people of existential needs are cited below.
1-Improve entrepreneurship amongst them as per natural resources available in their area by the guidance of concern departments of Government and sponsored by Bank.
2- Large and Medium factories would promote co-operative small industries amongst the surrounding people by own investment as per natural resources available there or as per various material required for running the large and medium industry which are purchased from other small industries.
3-Teachers would inspire students to become one-man entrepreneur or create employee management system industry amongst students for engagement.Governemnt would frame the law accordingly.
4-Peachers of all communities would reform the wallows towards comfortable wants and inspire for improving living standard in term of birthright of every one.
5-Create private irrigation for cultivation and power energy.
6- All technical departments of Government like – Cultivation, Irrigation, vetnary, forest, MV, etc. to be reformed to privatization for improving the entrepreneurship amongst large population of people and reduce expenditure of government.
Above simple economical reformation facilitate to continuing more and more to group of luxurious amusement; create scope for comfortable wants to become luxurious amusement; like that, group of existential needs become hankering towards comfortable wants. Import and export of products and services would not affect to any nation. This is called real tolerance amongst worldwide all caste, creeds and communities.
THE PROCESS OF DECLASSIFICATION OF NETAJI FILES SHALL BEGIN ON 23RD JANUARY ’2016: PM MODIPosted by; Orissabarta
NEW DELHI (14 Oct '15) After the success of the hard pressed focused campaign put up by a few family members of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose, a few researchers and a few social activists the CM of West Bengal declassified 64 Netaji Files on 18 September '15. The same has escalated the pressure on the Govt. of India to declassify nearly 130 files sitting with them since the past 70 odd years. Realizing the pressure and the mood of the nation, PM Modi invited nearly 50 members , 35 from the Bose family & 15 others associated with the declassification of Netaji Files movement.
The meeting began at 5pm as scheduled but overshot the culmination time. No media was allowed to cover the meeting inside 7 RCR. However, the atendees of the same on their way out of the PM's residence spoke to journalists and conveyed that the PM very patiently gave them a good hearing. Chandra Bose the grand nephew of Netaji conveyed to this reporter that the PM is open to the declassification of Netaji files and had assured that the processes of the same shall begin next year on the birth anniversary of Netaji which is 23rd of Jan.
Anuj Dhar noted researcher on Netaji was also a part of the contingent and said that he was very optimistic with the PM's assurance.
THE PROCESS OF DECLASSIFICATION OF NETAJI FILES SHALL BEGIN ON 23RD JANUARY ’2016: PM MODI
Suparno Satpathy the noted socio-political leader of Odisha, a lead member of the declassification of Netaji files movement and the Chairman of SNSMT could not make it to Delhi to be a part of today's meeting with the PM. However, his appeal was isolatedly conveyed to the PM that full transparency should be maintained while declassifing the files with the PMO, unlike what had been witnessed during the declassification of 64 files in Kolkata, where one file out of the 64 declassified files only had its folder and no documents in it. Suparno Satpathy has long being flagging his strong suspicion that the names of a few like Late Biju Patnaik were being protected due to current day political compulsions.
Chitra Bose the niece of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose said that it was an honor for the bose family and associates of the Netaji movement as Narendra Modi was the first PM to invite us & discuss the declassification of Netaji files. She also said that she is extremly impressed with PM Modi.
IN MEMORIES OF AN IMMORTAL SOULContributed by; Ms.Ananya Priyadarshini
Today is ‘World Students’ Day’. Way back in 2010, on the eve of 79th birth anniversary of India’s former President and the legendary scientist Late Dr. Abul Pakir Jainulabdin Abdul Kalam, UNO declared his birthday, 15th October as ‘World Students’ Day’, keeping in mind his contribution in the field of science and his affection for students. It is an honour to the great man and a topic of pride for every Indian.
Dedicating his birthday for the student mass of whole world is quite apt. He is famous as ‘People’s President’. The Missile Man’. He too, is well known as a policy-maker, a philosopher, an educationalist, an ideal leader, a widely appreciated writer and last but not the least, an excellent human being. And that, he was very good as a student, is another interesting aspect of his personality. The foundation of his strong character was laid in his student life only. His father was his first teacher, whose moral lessons sowed the seed of spirituality in his little mind. Though not very highly educated, he was a helpful fellow with deep faith in God. He had equal respect for every religion. “In his own time, in his own place, in what he really is, and in the stage he has reached- good or bad- every human being is a specific element within the whole of the manifest divine Being. So, why be afraid of difficulties, sufferings and problems? When troubles come try to understand the relevance of your sufferings. Adversities always presents opportunities for introspection.”- his father used to say. And these golden words of him used to strengthen him during the hard times of life.
While he was studying in Rameshwaram Elementary School, his science teacher was Mr. Shivasubramania Iyer. He belonged to an orthodox Hindu Brahmin family, his better half being very conservative. But he was strongly determined to break the irrelevant social barriers. He, despite of his wife’s strict opposition had once invited a Muslim boy like Kalam to his home for a meal. He himself had served him as well as ate with him inside his kitchen. Later his wife’s mind changed and she too, like her husband whole-heartedly supported Kalam’s entry into the kitchen. This epic step of his teacher was unforgettable in Kalam’s part and after this event he strongly practised secularism throughout his life.
During his schooling at Ramanathapuram, Dr. Kalam had built up strong bondage with his teacher Mr. Iyadurai Solomon. “To succeed in life and achieve result, you must understand and master three mighty forces- desire, belief and expectation.” And “With faith, you can change your destiny”-these worthy statements of him boosted his confidence up and compelled him to believe in his capabilities.
He came across three teachers, namely Prof. Sponder, Prof. KAV Pandalai and Prof. Narasingha Rao, who taught him the technical subjects of Aeronautical Engineering. They had played an important role in orienting efficiently the thinking of young Kalam. Even in his professional career at ISRO and DRDO his ‘Gurus’ had guided him throughout. Prof. Vikram Sarabhai, who had trusted his talent and had always encouraged him to keep moving ahead on the path of making new inventions. Dr. Brahma Prakash, who supported him after failure of SLV-3 and did not let him shatter anyway,.
Even after reaching the peak of success he never did deny the significance of role played by individual teacher in his life. In many of his lectures and books he has mentioned them and their valuable words. At every decisive turn of his journey from a general Tamil boy to a world famous personality, he had met a ‘Guru’ through whom Lord showed him the right path. Unhesitatingly he has accepted that the faith and blessings of his teachers is his ultimate source of inspiration.
In reality, he had remained a student all through his life. He was always eager to learn, no matter from whom. He did never letego to create a hindrance in the process of learning. In all his projects he had encouraged active participation of students from IIT, IISc, Jadavpur University etc. and had handed them over many important responsibilities. He had recruited several young scientists and engineers at ISRO and DRDO. Through his far sight he could visualise the immense talent and tremendous possibilities hidden in Indian youth, particularly the student mass. He used to free himself from his busy schedule and spend time with students of schools and colleges. He tried to arouse in them the interest for scientific research. He motivated them not to go abroad just for the sake of money, instead make new inventions and discoveries in their motherland. He wanted research to prosper in India. He always worked for the development of infrastructures in India that would lead to rise of number of efficient scientists. Who would take Indian scientific research work to a level where, no any developed nation would dare to underestimate its power. Who would achieve new heights and add new chapters of inventions to the glorious history of Indian science. He dreamt of a secured India, a strong India, a self-sufficient India. And had tried to communicate this dream to the eyes of ‘students’ at all level.
Unfortunately, the sad demise of this great man took place in the recent past. It was not merely the end of a life, but of an era. But death can only destroy the earthly body! Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam is a ‘thought’, which is still alive in numerous inquisitive minds. The epic of his hardwork, dedication and patriotism is an inexhaustive source of inspiration for all countrymen. Every book authored by him is a milestone. His dreams were limitless. A lifetime fell short to fulfil them. He departed leaving behind several unanswered questions, several unaccomplished goals, the responsibility of completing which he placed on the dependable shoulders of the student mass. A bright star in the sky of science set. Whether any other star with such glow would ever arise again, is a matter of time. But undoubtedly, the numerous tiny stars on the verge of emergence can drive the darkness away.
REGRESSIVE OR PROGRESSIVE: BRITISH ERA ‘DISTRICT GAZETTEERS’ MIGHT SOON BE BACK IN INDIAPosted by;Orissabarta
BHUBANESWAR:From a letter of ‘Department of Personnel & Training Officer’ D.N Misra, sent to the states, did I get to learn that the pre independence ‘District Gazetteers’ might be in for a revival. The said letter distinctively reads ‘I am directed to say that Prime Minister’s Office has desired that information related to District Gazetteer may be furnished.
During the British raj in India, ‘District Gazetteers’ was a document maintained at the district level for geographic, economic, social & cultural records. The same fell into disuse after India attained its independence. The ‘District Gazetteers’ was first initiated by the ‘East India Company’ in year 1803.
In the coming days many might find this revival attempt by PM Narendra Modi as being regressive and many will vehemently defend it as being progressive. I might not be a diehard Modi fan but for this I feel it is a good step. Many who have been following me will be astonished with this statement from me. Yes, I am an ardent advocate of de-centralization and this attempt of the PMO to interfere at district level bypassing the federal structure certainly seems adverse to my advocacy but never the less I still feel it is a good step. We might spend billions of rupees in publicizing the ‘Swach Bharat Abhiyan’ but the way of life in India as on date is that we have filth all around us. Similarly, idealistically I wish to have de-centralization of power to attain true democracy but the way of life as on date in India is that we have a heavy centralized rule. Reality is that our Nation moves on three nodal points DM, CM & PM.
REGRESSIVE OR PROGRESSIVE: BRITISH ERA ‘DISTRICT GAZETTEERS’ MIGHT SOON BE BACK IN INDIA
I do not know if the revival of the ‘District Gazetteers’ will actually withstand the storm of political adversaries of PM Modi and finally come to conclusion but should this happen it shall map a lot of details enabling a swifter delivery of PM Modi’s vision document. However, I must clarify here that I do not fully endorse the vision exhibited in the past 500 odd days by the 'Modi Sarkar' thus one might feel that this mapping will enable the play of the flawed? Yes, possibly, but never the less the districts, the states and the nation will have a concrete record to assess & deliver. We must not forget the British rule or miss rule whatever you choose to be with, even in those days, with no modern day transportation, communication etc. had a much stronger delivery system than that of the present day. India was much more fragmented & much more plural in those days but that did not stop the British to effectively deliver ‘their’ agendas. Well there is no harm in accepting that the ‘District Gazetteer’ was a strong tool responsible for the said.
The author Shri. Suparno Satpathy is a noted socio-political leader and the Chairman of SNSMT