What is in a name – A LOT… Allahabad was “re-named” by India’s mughal invaders who plundered and destroyed the country just like the British did. Per scriptures and good old times, Prayagraj was the original name of what is today Allahabad. Many religious leaders had also made this request.
Per news reports, Uttar Pradesh will be “re-renaming” Allahabad as PRAYAGRAJ.
In another move, with a similar spirit, Mughalsarai railway junction, a major interconnecting point, has been renamed Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Nagar station.
Well done UP and Sri Yogi ji!
- 24 May 2018
Of the 38 lakh students registered for 10th standard board exam and 28 lakh students registered for the 12th standard board exams, over 5 lakh students were no shows – a number higher than past years. The UP government is trying to crack down on mafia that has been involved in massive cheating in exams. Many measures are being taken so exams can be conducted in a fair and safe manner: all exam centers are under CCTV, Special Task Force (STF) teams are conducting surprise inspections and other. These teams have studied all the possible ways cheating takes place including appearing in an exam as someone else, changing answer sheets before they reach evaluation centers and several others. This is a great effort and the UP GOVERNMENT IS TRYING HARD TO MAKE EXAMS FAIR AND FREE FROM ALL TYPES OF COPYING AND CHEATING.
- 9 Feb 2018
On Republic Day, per news reports, certain nationalist groups took out what seemed to be a normal and routine Tiranga Yatra on the Mathura-Bareilly highway of Kasganj district, which were met with stone throwing as they were passing through a Muslim majority are. These led to further communal clashes and gun fighting which lead to the death of 16 year old Chandan Abhishek. Intensive house to house searches were being conducted and deadly started and explosives were found. Many things are shocking here: clashes during Tiranga Yatra – should there be restrictions on this (some controls understandable), the presence of so much of explosives in houses, and the senseless loss of life, injuries and loss to public property.
Source: Business Standard
- 29 Jan 2018
With the kind of clarity we have rarely heard in recent time, the honourable Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh said:
1) [in Hindi] if during Eid I cannot stop the namaz being offered on roads. then I have no right to stop the celebration of Janmashtami at police stations. if he cannot stop the offering of namaz on roads during Eid, he has no right to stop celebration of Janmashtami at police stations.
2) what is an auspicious religious procession (Shiva devotees Kanwar Yatra) without “band baaja, microphones, DJs and music systems“, AND
3) if these are banned for this Yatra they should be banned in EVERY place of worship and if they cannot be, then these cannot be banned for the Yatra either.
Soooooooo much common sense and well said! You have truly spoken of equality and fairness to one and all.
Source: Indian Express
- 18 Aug 2017
BJP MLA Jawahar Lal Rajpoot, from Garautha assembly constituency in Jhansi district arrived in a decorated bullock cart even though he owns a safari car. The MLA is a farmer who has turned to be a politician also said “Neta nahi, Kisan hu me”. What is surprising is that we don’t see more politicians using bullock carts of cycles, the common man’s transportation…
Source: Indian Express
- 17 May 2017
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath makes a promise – the state will be safe from “Jungle Raj” in 100 days. The CM also added, “‘Every sister, daughter and trader of Uttar Pradesh will feel safe in the state”. This is a major commitment, UP, if it were a country, would be amongst the top ten in the world. The state also plans to hire 30,000 police.
Source: Daily Mail
- 13 May 2017
In a proactive move, Yogi Adityanath, chief minister of Uttar Pradesh has cancelled 15 holidays for schools, colleges and government, which were there to commemorate “great people”. The chief minister said, “special programmes will be held to educate school children about the great leaders. Many times, children don’t even know why the school has been closed.” Now that is real cutting edge thinking. Schools currently run only around 120 days as against a minimum of 220 days per year, so now the school year would increase as well as the working hours of the government.
Source: Times of India
- 7 May 2017