Sand language reached many hearts …!

09 th may 09 (Saturday) me along with my friends from a leading Multimedia training company(IMAGE Infotainment ltd.,) were  involved in a awareness campaign on voting. We created few sand sculptures in the Elliot’s Beach (Besant Nagar, Chennai) to create awareness among the public for voting in the final phase of election.

For all of us this was the experience to build a sculpture in sand and it was really a awful experience to build there. It was a bit hard one to make but interesting and every one enjoyed a lot. Even though the climate was around 38 degree on that day…it hadn’t disturbed us because of the involvement . We started at 5.30 am in the morning  and finished at 12.30 pm noon.

Evening I went there at around 5.45 pm and the response was really great and lots of interesting comments from public. Hope the sand would have spoken few words to them and we will be happy at least these sculptures change few minds to vote this time.

Rebuild our nation with votes

Rebuild our nation with votes

Few of the interesting comments are,

1. you say please vote..but for whom ?

2. Are you working for Election commission.

3. that Swastika symbol belongs to which political party ?

4. Still election is going on ?

5. You ppl belong to which party ?

6. are you peoples from fine arts college ?

7. Hats off to you guys for this wonderful job…!

8. Every thing is okay, but we have to rethink on the voting system.

9. What does the symbol represents ?

10. Sure We will vote this time …!

11. I will ask my friends and neighbors to vote ?

12. Good work by these guys but useless and its waste of time on voting.

For first time voters

For first time voters

But on an average , almost everyone on the beach came near this sculptures and had a look at it and commented and also took photos with mobile cams etc., It was nice been there by hearing all the comments and reactions. Really a gr8 day and beautiful day in  my life. I thank Mr. Sri Balaji (my visual design guru) for given me a chance to be a part of this.

Wish at least the final phase of election should register above 75 to 85 % of votes.To change the fate of the nation…please vote without hate. Election date is May 13th 2009 (wednesday).

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Badly need a change in approach…!

I was just looking at the poll percentage of the 2009 elections. Since two phases of elections were over..I was really worried on seeing the poll percentage. The number of peoples turnout for voting was considerably less when compared to 2004 elections. Recently in the second phase of elections only 55% were recorded.

Phase 2 Elections poll turnuot

State                         2004         2009
Andhra                     72               68
Assam                       69               62
Bihar                          57               44
Goa                             59               55
J&K                          45               46
Jarkhand                  57               47
Karnataka                62                55
MP                              49                45
Maharastra             55                56
Manipur                   56                 65
Orissa                        68                 55
Tripura                     67                 80
UP                               46                 44
Total                        59                 55

ps:- source TOI news paper dated 24th april 2009 & all numbers in percentage (%)

Only Tripura has did a good job. I don’t think those peoples are influenced by Internet and online campaigns. But the most influenced Bangalore has registered only 50% o votes.

What happened to the online vote campaign, online awareness on the importance of voting. Seemed to be a election with more number of young votes…but less number of votes registered when compared to 2004 elections. Does this proves that the approach was totally failed ? what is the result of the “n” number of NGO’s working on this for past years ?

Wish to have some good numbers in the third and final phase of elections. And that too for sure …in tamil nadu we need a change….lets see…!

One thing I am sure that…..we have to change the approach for making the peoples vote. Let’s think differently.

Strike ends in election and votes.

Really this day was not comfortable for most of the people in Tamilnadu, reason behind this is DMK’s (political party) general strike on the Sri Lankan Tamils issue demanding immediate steps for a ceasefire in the island country began this morning.  Normal life was affected because of no buses ,auto rickshaws and almost all the shops remains closed.Almost all the colleges, institutions, companies etc., remain closed.

For begging votes...!

For begging votes...!

Yet another opportunistic decision from the greatest leader of Tamil Nadu. He can write a book on the tricks and twists of  making use of the situations in politics. What is gonna happen by striking here at this time…he should have done this several months back…that too he had 40 MP’s in control. Nothing was done at that time except some slips and jerks in the statements on this issue.They can say that the strike was successful and they can be happy for that..but we peoples are loosing from their success.

For the better part ..atleast fews parties were not supported this strike. Only one thing I can request to the greatest leaders of Tamilnadu…there are 1000 ways to express your love of tamil and tamilian..and sure that this is not one among them. Please don’t disturb normal life for your bulshit things…!

Hope peoples are much aware than before…and they know why this strike and for what.This strike is not to save the innocent civilians in srilanka..but for saving the party from loosing in Elections.Really we need a change from this great state govt. Think thrice before getting a mark in the index finger…!

Nothing big….vote atleast…!

April 16th 2009 first phase the general elections for 15th lok sabha starts. Just two days to go and it may the date , the fate of India can be rewritten if  every one vote. Find the below given links for the election schedule and minute by minute election news updates,

NDTV – Election Update

Elections schedule and news

CNN-IBN Election news update

Lets make democracy work for us

Lets make democracy work for us

 

Hope this year more votes will be recorded by the educated peoples because of the online campaign and awarness created on voting. And also due to the tremendous efforts took by various NGO’s and Infotainment companies (Jaagore, Lead India of TOI, etc.,). Todays youngsters got more medias to get large details on the candidate and their history. So they can analyse the performance of the candidae and vote. If this was done …India will be in the positive side after this elections. 

As a resposnoble Indian citezen we should register our vote for the right candidate or atleast go for 49-O (not willing to vote) option. Especially the young professionals should do it. Voting is one of the biggest social responsibility and by doing it every one become a part of the democracy. Lets vote to quote India in good phrases.

One this just need to say….nothing big you have to do to India…vote atleast.

Dance of Democracy

15th Lok sabha Election ..would be a battle between BJP and Congress, Manmohan (Sonia) and L.K.Advani.With the two biggest parties of India, the so called third front is also in the battle ..but as per the pre-poll surveys ….they won’t create a bug impact in this elections.

As every one states India has faced the worst economic slowdown in these five years. It’s not only because of inefficiency and also due to the universal slow down. In the mean time we have to accept the fact that..we are not worst hit with this slow down when compared to other countries. But with the world’s best economists as a Prime minister and another best economist as a Finance minister we would have been more better. But nothing happened…! I feel congress has equal positive and negatives with these five years.

Dance of Democracy...!

Dance of Democracy...!

BJP has more chances to be in the seat of PM but….bit afraid of their hindutuva policy. More afraid of the dominance of the VHP , shiv sena, ram sena etc., on the public. Their moral policing will be a dangerous thing for public. Their stand on Ram temple makes me to think twice about the consequences. Already we have a black day Dec 06..we may get more black days like this. But India will get benefited by their anti terrorism policy and POTA act.

Both parties have their own positives and negatives. But India is in need of a positive change. Wish the battle should be for the well being of India and not for the revenge or cheap politics and not for the PM Seat. Lets analyze with the parties and the candidates in our constituency and vote for them.Check the link for the performance analysis of individual MP’s of all states.

Performance analysis of MP’s state wise.

This link has the details on top performers – Click here

Check my previous posts on this blog for Manifestos of both BJP and National Congress part.

Lets vote for a change..demand your vote and lets put India in a growth face.

ps:- I do not belong to any political party and afterall these are my views and perceptions.

Dance of Democracy – BJP

Here is the manifesto highlights of BJP for 2009 Lok sabha Elections ,

-No personal income tax for those earning up to Rs.300,000 per annum. For women and senior citizens, the exemption will be Rs.350,000 per year.

– Committed to the construction of a Ram Mandir at Ayodhya.

– To evolve a new route for Sethu Samudram bypassing Ram Setu.

– Firm steps to identify and retrieve Indian money stashed away in foreign banks.

– Ban on foreign direct investment (FDI) in retail sector to help domestic retail trade.

– To introduce POTA-type anti-terror law.

– To detect, detain and deport illegal immigrants.

– A comprehensive National Identity Card for all.

– All members of the armed forces and the para-military to be exempted from paying income tax.

– To set up a separate pay commission for the armed forces and also revisit the existing pay structure.

– To bring 33 percent reservation for women in legislatures.

– Student loans to be made cheaper and accessible by fixing interest at 4 percent.

– Promise to create 1.2 million IT-enabled jobs in rural areas.

– To launch an aggressive project to groom sporting talent by allocating Rs.5,000 crore (USD 1 billion) for creation of sports infrastructure.

– A mandatory ‘Dial 108’ for ambulance at your doorstep across country.

– Revive the creation of new All India Institutes of Medical Sciences in the country.

– Education and job quota will be introduced for economically backward sections of society.

– Tax exemption to senior citizens in respect of pension income.

– Priority to fight against climate change and global warming.

– Take appropriate steps to save tiger and safeguard critical habitants of all wildlife.

– Cleaning of Ganges and other major rivers a priority.

A manifesto with some good and lucrative promises and few dangerous promises. Few of the manifestos like national identity card ,dial 108 service ambulance for all villages, fight against global warming, saving wild life(tiger), village development,POTA act etc.,  are really encouraging.  Though National Congress and BJP share most of the promises  but in few promises BJP is unique in their own way. Except the Ram temple in Ayodhya…rest are ok with this manifesto.

Getting deeper into the promises will arise more questions for now like , is that possible / feasible etc., Lets wait and see …!

Source :- BJP official site,  For detaliled manifesto please click this link – Detailed manifesto 2009-BJP

ps:- I do not belog to any political party and its just my views and perceptions.

Dance of Democracy – National Congress

Dance of Democracy ..hope u can read this heading in TOI news paper. I feel this would be a appropriate title for my posts related to the 2009 Lok sabha elections. As beginning I will just deal with the lucrative manifesto’s of  Indian National Congress and BJP, the two leading players of the show.

Manifesto highlights of National Congress for 15th lok sabha 2009 elections ,

* Maximum possible security to each and every citizen.(zero tolerance on terrorism and national ID card for all).

*The highest level of defense preparedness and further steps for the welfare of the defence forces and their families.

*Accelerated process of police reforms.

*Increase in the daily wage paid under the NREGA from Rs 80 to Rs 100.

*Health security for all (mainly to women and rural India).

*Comprehensive social security to those at special risk.

*Quality education affordable to everyone.

*Nation-wide skill development programme.

*Expansion of schemes for improving the well-being of farmers.

*Democratic and professional functioning of cooperatives.

*Greater impetus to empowerment of weaker sections of society.

*Control of communalism and caste atrocities.

*Sharp focus on the special needs of children, especially the girl child.

*Making elected panchayat institutions financially strong.

*Broadband network in all villages in three years time.

*Special focus to small entrepreneurs and to small and medium enterprises.

*Maintenance of high growth with fiscal prudence and low inflation.

*Introduction of goods and services tax from April 1, 2010.

*New look to urban governance.

*New deal for youth.

*Protection of the environment.

*Massive renewal of science and technology infrastructure.

*Judicial reforms to cut delays in courts.

*Sensitivity to regional aspirations.

*Energy security.

*Steps to preserve and promote our heritage.

*Independent, pro-India foreign policy.

Nice to see some promises on few important issues like health insurance, education, urban governance, environment, national security and Id cards etc., Will be excellent if all these promises were reached. Lets wait and see….!

Source – congress website. For more details on manifesto please click this link Detailed manifesto.

ps:- I do not belog to any political party and its all my views and perceptions.