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TANA raising funds for new Andhra capital

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Washington: Telugu Association of North America (TANA), the oldest and the largest association of Telugu people outside the Telugu states, is raising funds for the development of Amaravati, the new capital of Andhra Pradesh.

TANA will accept donations from all non-resident Telugus who are interested in contributing to the capital fund and to the new ‘My Brick – My Amaravati’ campaign on the eve of the Foundation Ceremony for the new capital on October 22.

A campaign – My Brick, My Amaravati, has been launched at amaravati.gov.in for interested public to sponsor ‘bricks’ with each brick at Rs 10.

That web site, however, is not yet enabled to collect funds from people outside India, TANA president V Chowdary Jampala said.

There are many non-resident Telugus in North America that wish to make their share of contributions to the development of the new capital and participate in this campaign.

TANA, which has been raising funds for the development of the new capital of Andhra Pradesh from May last year will facilitate this and accept donations from anyone who wishes to donate to the current campaign, Jampala said.

TANA will present the amount collected to the government of Andhra Pradesh along with a list of all donors.

Donations can be made from the web site www.tana.org/donate and selecting ‘Capital Development Fund – AP’ from the drop-down box. It is estimated that each dollar of donation counts towards six bricks.

Donations through checks written in the name of TANA can be mailed to TANA, 26233 Taft Rd, Novi, MI 48374, the announcement said.

(IANS)

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If you have Rs 28 lakh in account, only then you are eligible to get an AAP ticket in Gujarat Legislative Assembly elections

The reason behind the eligibility criterion is that the candidate should be financially sound to be able to fight elections

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AAP volunteers oppose opaque political funding. Facebook
  • Gopal Rai said that if one wishes to fight the contest Gujarat Legislative Assembly elections on AAP tickets, then he/she should have at least Rs 28 lakh in their accounts
  • Gopal Rai met AAP members on 1 September 2017 to discuss the proposal
  • The candidate should be financially sound to be able to fight elections

New Delhi, September 3, 21017: When Arvind Kejriwal came into politics with Aam Aadmi Party, he promised it to be a clean, corruption free party but all the principles and morals of the party have gone into a drain.

Where have the principles of AAP gone?

The party in recent times has been in the news for all the wrong reasons- allegedly selling party tickets for polls in Punjab, heavy corruption charges, alleged Mohalla Clinic scam. The Party has lost the respect in people’s eyes many times by its shameful activities. AAP is trying hard to win back people’s trust since it lost Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) elections.

Want an AAP ticket? Got Rs 28 lakh in the account?

The latest reason of AAP’s mockery is the strange clause put forth by Gopal Rai, state in-charge of Gujrat and national leader of AAP. He said that if one wishes to fight the contest Gujarat Legislative Assembly elections on AAP tickets, then he/she should have at least Rs 28 lakh in their accounts. Now, one can’t fight the elections as he is a deserving candidate, have good principles, motives, and ideas or wants to bring a change. But based on the money he/she has in the account, as only those who have Rs 28 lakh and more will be given a chance to contest Gujarat Legislative Assembly elections on AAP tickets.

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When AAP fought Delhi Elections, it was with the donation money they got from people and won the election. But, now AAP has changed its ways.

A need to meet the financial criteria

Gopal Rai met AAP members on 1 September 2017 to discuss the proposal.  According to Ahmedabad Mirror report, a leader who attended the meeting said: “A candidate will need not less than Rs28 lakh to prove that he can pull off the campaign financially in the constituency.”  The reason behind this eligibility criterion is that the candidate should be financially sound to be able to fight elections.

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Talking about the other 2 eligibility criteria, Harshil Nayak, AAP spokesperson said:

  • The candidate should have to be of clean repute and well-networked in his area
  • The candidate should have at least 2 people to support him in managing a booth

The party will launch its campaign on September 17, 2017. One of the party workers said, “A car and a bike rally will be organized at various places. We hope to get the permission, but if we don’t, the date may change. If not from all seats, AAP will fight the elections from at least a few.”


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Hundreds of Needy People are Fed Everyday by India’s First “Roti Bank” in Mahoba District

A group of 5 elders and 40 youngsters manage and run the Roti Bank

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Roti Bank ensures Right to Food for underprivileged people. Wikimedia
  • Mahoba is one of the most backward districts of Bundelkhand
  • But Right to Food is turning into a reality for the needy people of the district
  • India’s first “Roti Bank” has been set up to help hungry people have access to basic necessity of food

Bundelkhand, August 21, 2017: India’s first “Roti Bank” is now operating successfully in Bundelkhand’s one of the most backward districts called Mahoba.

This “Roti Bank” is ensuring the most basic human right, i.e. the Right to Food is met for hundreds of people in dire need.

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A group of 5 elders and 40 youngsters manage and run the Roti Bank. The noble initiative provides vegetables and home-cooked rotis to the underprivileged. Knocking on the doors of residents, the 40 youngsters ask for a donation in the form of two rotis to their “bank” which will go into feeding the hungry.

The Roti Bank was started in April 2017 under Bundeli Samaj’s supervision and began by feeding the beggars at railway stations. Slowly, it gained the confidence of the local people. Four months later, the generous organization is feeding about 400 people every day.

Slum Dwellers, patients outside the hospitals and the poor are now served through Roti Bank. The people behind Roti Bank have one collection point where all the donations are put together. Volunteers take the food from here and distribute it. The collections are done from 8 different sectors into which the city is divided.

Although, many supporters of the initiative are offering help, Tara Patkar, the mind behind the Roti bank explains, “We are scared of wastage. We will not increase operations till we are sure of the beneficiaries.”

– Prepared by Saksham Narula of NewsGram. Twitter: @Saksham2394


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‘Against Indian Culture’: Rajasthan State Women’s Commission to Soon Launch a Campaign Against live-in Relationships

An expert team will be formed to tackle the issue of live-in relationships, says Women’s Commission Chief

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A campaign against the live in relationships. Pixabay
  • The campaign will give an advice to women on why they shouldn’t get into live-in relationships in the first place
  • This commission will be the first of its kind state body to take up a campaign like this
  • This campaign will be against the live-in relationships which they think are against our Indian Culture

Alwar (Rajasthan), August 19, 2017: The Rajasthan State Women’s Commission will soon start a campaign called, ‘against Indian Culture’. This campaign will be against the live-in relationships which they think are against our Indian Culture. The campaign will give an advice to women on why they shouldn’t get into live-in relationships in the first place.

According to Daijiworld report, Suman Sharma, Chairperson of Rajasthan State Women’s Commission said, “As the relationship is against our culture, there is no provision to help them.” She said in Alwar that the women are the ones who suffer the most in a live- in relationship, even more, when the couple breaks up and this campaign will create awareness. This commission will be the first of its kind state body to take up a campaign like this.

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The commission’s other tasks will be to ensure a married life with peace and to make the divorce rate decrease. It will form a committee of 5 member experts who will counsel brides and grooms before they get married.

On the legal front, a district forum called Zila Manch will get started in every city; it is being done so that the women facing such problems can lodge a complaint there. At the village level, mahila (women) panchayat will be formed to solve women’s problems in this regard.


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