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Petition to Guys and Gals/ One Core
Keep small businesses open and stop pot shops from evolving in Rosamond
This has to stop!!!! Our local small businesses can not be run out of town because of weed shops!!!!! I can't believe this is happening to a business that has been in the same location for 15 years and providing service to our local community for over 25 years... Please help if you can donate to keep these two businesses open... These "pot shops" are federally illegal and are popping up everywhere let's take a stand together and stop all these shops from opening up and running out our local legal businesses. Guys and Gals owner Liz wants to stay open and providing services to her community of Rosamond so please help and sign the petition so we can stand together as a community and help her stay at her location. Thank you and God bless
Rachel Marie's House
Petition to Narendra Modi ji, Shri Kiren Rijiju ji, Shri G.Kishan Reddy
CENTRAL LAW FOR AUTONOMOUS SYSTEM OF HINDU SCHOLARS FOR HINDU TEMPLES’ ADMINISTRATION
To Honorable Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi ji. Honorable Minister of State for Culture, Shri Kishan Reddy ji, Honorable Minister of Law & Justice, Shri Kiren Rijiju ji, Dear Sirs, On behalf of millions of devotees from the Global Hindu communities, who considers their temples as means to worship the God - the Almighty, we humbly request your attention to the following to affect the creation of a proper system for the service, maintenance & preservation of Hindu temples, temple assets, temple customs, temple arts, knowledge on Thantra-Mantra-Yantra etc associated with temples, learning, teaching & propagation of Vedas, Upanishads, other scriptures and numerous other tenets of Hindu Religious & Cultural life. It is further humbly requested that the Constitutional guidelines and laws may be reviewed if required to effect a timely constructive change. 1. A new system for the service & maintenance of Hindu temples has to be developed and implemented at the earliest, considering the historical backdrop that led to the present state of affairs and by ensuring no intervention of secular government and politicians in Hindu temple affairs, noting that they are not intervening in Christian Church and Muslim Mosque affairs. 2. This system should ensure that the numerous ancient Hindu temples in India are properly, effectively and meaningfully preserved and utilized for the purposes for which it is intended and not just for purposes of tourism development and commercial benefits. As we all know, the prime purpose of temples are not to promote commercial tourism. 3. At present, the temple assets and its affairs at large, are taken care by the bodies set up by the secular government which are a mixture of government officials and political nominees. It is evident that these personnel are the key decision makers in the affairs of temples about which they are not really conversant enough as it appears. 4. Such government officials are entering into the government service through PSC examinations or such processes. And political nominees get their entry based on their comparative merits in their party and as decided by the party !! 5. It is anyone’s guess that a governing body of temple affairs, constituted through such a process will not really stand the test of merit and competency when compared with a constituted panel of subject experts in the area of temple affairs, spiritual practices, Thantra etc that are part & parcel of Hindu religious life. 6. As an obvious result, temples have become centers of commercial activity and many consider temples as mere establishments for employment. In many temples it is observed that the Priests eyes on devotees who pay higher amount as ‘dakshina’. In many temples, the temple employees behave with rude manners as if the devotees committed a great mistake by visiting the temple. Recently, in Guruvayur temple, a devotee was beaten up by a temple employee. Many might have had several of such ill experiences to cite upon. All this happens because the people who reach at the helm of affairs of temples through the provisions of HR & CE Act do not really posses the HRM skills, respects, protocols etc relevant at the Hindu temples. The administrative bodies are clueless about how to recruit the right people for the right job, how to train them, how to retain them, the importance of means & ways of setting right attitude in the temple staff as well as visiting devotees. All these happens while a large number of scholars and such people knowledgeable in such matters relating to Hindu culture, rituals, Vedas, Upanishads, Thantra etc are not given any opportunity to contribute their wisdom for the well being of the Hindu society that they hail from. 7. In many temples, crores of rupees are received as offerings. Many Hindus believe that such income are not fully and effectively utilized for purpose of the Hindu religious life but it adds to the treasury of the secular government apart from paying the salary of temple staff. At present, there are a lot of transparency concerns. And this happens while many ancient temples are running short of money to maintain themselves in a reasonable status. While other religions are utilizing such fund for their religious affairs such as learning, teaching and propagation of their religious texts, literature, their customs etc, Hindus do not enjoy that freedom to have centers of learning, teaching etc. As a result, majority of Hindus becomes just ‘believers’ without possessing the knowledge they are supposed to have about their culture, religion and religious practices,customs, rituals, literature etc. and its significances. They find it hard to find a facility in their neighborhood for the learning of their relevant religious texts and Samskritam, the language that is the key to treasures of HIndu wisdom. 8. It would do good if government officials & politicians keep away from the administrative affairs of Hindu temples and focus well on their area of activity and excel in that. Government should seek information and intervene if any unlawful activities get reported. 9. Decision making authority & responsibility on temple affairs should be entrusted with a duly constituted, competent body that is populated with the subject experts, Sanyasins from prominent ashrams /mutts, intellectuals and veterans in the Hindu religious & scriptural matters, and principles governing the installation and maintenance of temples. 10. As we know, there are a lot of such people in every state of India who have devoted their time for the pursuit of learning and propagating Hindu scriptures, spiritual practices and its ways and means and so on. But the knowledge of such visionaries are hardly utilized for any policy making, temple related issues etc and the community to which they belong to. 11. A model for temple administration is presented here. We request this model be subjected for debate, correction and implementation by involving intellectuals. 11.1. Based on the geographical considerations, each state may be divided into 3 or four operating zones. For example, to start with the southern most state, Kerala, it may be divided into 3 zones – Southern, Middle and North zones. Then, one IAS officer will be nominated to each zone. as Zonal Devaswam Commissioners (ZDC). The senior most ZDC will be the ‘Chief Devaswam Commissioner’. 11.2. These commissioners will initiate processes to constitute an apex body for administration of Hindu religious and temple affairs preferably with name – ‘Hindu Mandir Seva Prathinidhi Sabha’ (HMSPS). The name shall remain uniform for all the states but with the prefix of the corresponding state name. 11.3. The zonal commissioners shall collect the data of ashrams, mutts, other spiritual/religious institutions, temples, scholarly individuals etc. Then, each institution will be contacted directly and by way of an announcement in the leading media, inviting expression of interest from all religious/cultural entities to join as member of HMSPS by explaining them about the whole plan. There should be stipulated norms for the eligibility. 11.4. All such applicants/nominated persons should undergo a screening process to establish their credibility and caliber before getting inducted into HMSPS. Care must be taken to counsel them well before so that no one gets insulted or misunderstood about the whole process & intentions. 11.5. Such screened & finalized applicants & nominated persons together shall elect one among them as their representative through secret balloting. 11.6. The elected representative and the Chief Devaswam Commissioner shall be the authorized joint signatories of HMSPS. 11.7. Any issue pertaining to the Hindu temples and the society at large shall be debated & decided in HMSPS in a democratic way. 11.8. Norms for recruitment, remuneration, training, etc of staff in each temple shall be decided by the HMSPS. 11.9. An executive officer with staff shall be appointed in each temple by the HMSPS with clearly stating his duties & responsibilities. The size of team and the facilitation shall be governed by the prominence, size and activity of the temple. 11.10 HMSPS shall have zonal offices at a centrally located town. All the accounts shall be subjected for a third party audit and published every year. 11.11. With the implementation of this system after thorough debate at various forums and in a time bound manner, the present system of secular governments involving in temple affairs could be scrapped at the earliest. 11.12. HMSPS should facilitate centers for the learning (Pata Shala) of Samskritam language, Vedic Mathematics, The Chathur Vedas, Upanishads, Jyothisham, Vasthu Shasthra, Gemology, Vegetarian cookery, Basic customs & procedures of pooja, Environmental preservation, meaning & significance of the customs and rituals, science behind temple etc etc as prescribed by the religious and spiritual masters of Hindu Dharma. This would ensure that ignorant citizen will not get cheated by fraudsters and also to avoid Hindu religious becoming a center stage for the so called secularism drama. 11.13. Whenever situations demands and if required, the Minister of cultural affairs will act based on the inputs from the HMSPS and never directly. 11.14 The secular government should intervene in the religious affairs when and only when unlawful and anti constitutional activities are reported. We humbly request you to treat this request with top priority as the efficient existence of Hindu Dharmic life would directly trigger the effective prevalence of secularism in India. We humbly request the government to subject the concept of creation of such a representative council for a national debate by scholarly people and enact a new suitable law at the earliest and help Hindus to know Hindu Dharma and its basics at least. Hindus wish to learn Hindu Dharma in an authentic way. Mechanical engineering is handled by Mechanical engineers. Cardiology is handled by Cardiologists and Nuclear science is handled by nuclear scientists so as to have good results for the efforts. It would be disastrous if such technological establishments are controlled by irrelevant people. Similarly Hindu temple affairs are to be handled by people who have expertise in the relevant sciences, physiology and psychology pertaining to temples or else it would lead to undesirable effects to the society as we have been witnessing so far and at present. So, a change for betterment is essential. We are hopeful in the present Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi Ji. Sir, we humbly request you to do the needful to ensure natural justice and equality for Hindus along with the followers of other religions as assured by the Constitution of India.
Sunil Kumar KM
Petition to PEople with common sense
The World is Evolving, Why is Gabe’s Hair Not!!!
… The world is evolving, why is Gabe’s hair not. The classic side swoop is a characteristic of a…
Blacksburg, VA, United States
Petition to Students are the start; adminastration is the end
Why are schools not evolving with time and students?!?
…Time is always evolving. We, as students, think that schools need to evolve as well. Here are some…
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Petition to Yulins Munincipal government, Wei Wei, Deng Changqiu, Lu Jianfeng, Han Nationality, Chudkui , Armored Army, Li Zhuanghao, Qin Weichun, Jiang Xiangsong, Yulin City People's Government, Yulin Tourism...
Stop holding the Yulin dog meat & lychee festival in Yulin, (Guangxi) China.
This video was taken by an animal rights activist personally as evidence at the yulin dog meat and lychee festival in yulin china. This "festival" is an event that starts on June 21st of every year during the summer solstice and it lasts for 10 long horrifying days in which 10,000–15,000 dogs (as well as cats) are tortured and then consumed. However, it is estimated 25 million dogs are stolen, sold, bought, and eaten every year with the illegal dog and cat meat trade. A larger percentage of these dogs consist of pets stolen right from their loving families. The rest of the dogs are captured strays from the streets and some are even pets that are no longer wanted by their owners who sell them to butchers. After these animals are stolen, bought, or captured they are then transported for days without any food or water, crammed in tiny cages together so tightly that they are unable to even move. At the yulin festival, throughout those days, these animals will be hung, burned, skinned, boiled, torched, dismembered, electrocuted and beaten...ALIVE..out in the streets for public view. But If that isn't bad enough, they intentionally torture these animals in front of the other animals in order to create even more stress and fear. The belief behind the torturing and slaughtering them while still ALIVE, is because the people of yulin believe the more adrenaline and fear that runs through the blood, the more tender and better tasting the meat will be. Why do they eat dog meat? Because they believe that if you eat dog meat it gives the men more sexual stamina, it will keep them cool during the summer's heat and it will ward off evil spirits. China's tradition of eating dog meat has been around for over 400 years. However, it wasn't until 2009 when the festival in Yulin began by dog meat traders in order to boost business. Animal welfare activists have been trying for years to get this horrible event banned. But the government of yulin continue to look the other way, saying there is nothing they can do insisting it doesn't even exist. We are a generation that realizes that is it 2018 and the common sense to know that these acts are immoral and inhumane.This is treatment inflicted on a species that provides so many benefits to humans. They are police officers, service dogs, emotional support for abused children, a child's best friend and childhood memories. They ARE OUR best friends. They never asked to be born and they certainly do not deserve this type of treatment. Individuals from every country all over the world are against it. There are more and more people worldwide boycotting chinese manufactured products unless the festival is banned. This petition is to try to convince the Yulin's People's Government and Guangxi's Autonomous Region's People 's Congress Standing Committee that it would be in their's and china's better interest to ban this barbaric festival.
Fight for the innocent, Inc.
Petition to Premier John Horgan, Honorable Katrine Conroy, Honourable Sonia Furstenau, Honourable George Heyman, Gaming Policy and Enforcement Branch, Honourable Melanie Mark
Save B.C. Wolves
*PLEASE NOTE you are not donating to Pacific Wild when asked after you have signed the petition. If you would like to donate to Pacific Wild's efforts, please donate here. We, the undersigned, petition the Government of British Columbia to stop its wolf- kill program immediately. On January 15, 2015, the B.C. government gave the go-ahead for a controversial wolf hunt in the South Selkirk and South Peace regions. Today, six years later, over a thousand wolves have been culled to ostensibly protect B.C.’s endangered mountain caribou. Decades of habitat destruction and human encroachment have left B.C.’s mountain caribou on the edge of survival. Instead of protecting critical food and habitat for caribou, such as the lichen rich interior forests, the B.C. government has placed the blame on wolves. Wolves are now being targeted for aerial killing and expanded legalized hunting and trapping of wolves. These highly social and intelligent animals, icons of our natural heritage, should not be killed because of government negligence. Killing all the wolves in B.C. won’t bring the caribou back in the absence of habitat protection. Wolves are social animals which are integral to ecosystem function. It is the view of Pacific Wild that they deserve protection and should not be exterminated because the B.C. government has continually failed to protect and recover enough habitat for caribou. Gross mismanagement of species at risk in B.C., a province with no endangered species law, results in unethical culls of predators and competing species, such as cougars and moose. There are solutions and alternatives to protecting B.C.'s caribou, but killing animals should not be one of them. Please add your voice to #SaveBCWolves to petition the B.C. government to stop its wolf-cull program and share this opportunity broadly. Together we can help stop this unethical and ineffective wolf kill. Share through social media: @pacificwild #saveBCwolvesConnect with us on Facebook, Instagram and TwitterContact Pacific Wild: firstname.lastname@example.org Join our Wolf Community of Support: www.savebcwolves.org*Immediately after joining, go to your Profile link top right, select Notifications and turn all notifications off except for host. Pacific Wild is a B.C. based non-profit wildlife conservation organization and a leading advocate for changes to wolf management in British Columbia. Go to pacificwild.org to learn more and take action.
Petition to Justin Trudeau, Patty Hajdu, Minister of Health of Canada, Francois-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Canada, MP Andrew Scheer, Leader of Conservative Party of Canada and Leader of...
Trudeau Government: Act NOW to Protect Canadians from Novel Coronavirus!
… be one month away. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ALQTdCYGISw This is a rapidly-evolving and…
Concerned Canadian Citizens
Petition to Dr. ZHOU SHENGXIAN,
END CRUELTY OF DOG-SLAUGHTERING IN CHINA, JINHUA CITY, ZHEJIANG PROVINCE
… for 600 years, evolving into "a day of Judgment for dogs." Link/Video: http…
Petition to South African Government, Cyril Ramaphosa
Let Us Buy Alcohol Online
… and ever evolving Coronavirus Pandemic. You have been a guiding light for our country, a voice of calm…
Cape Town, South Africa
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