Petition to Municipal Commissioner
Petitioning Social Initiative 'De-Concretise- Save Trees save Mother Nature’
Navi Mumbai Municipal Commissioner / Tree Authority, De-concretise Remaining TREES before they die of Concrete, Plaster, Tar or Paver-blocks around the base of trees which suffocates and kills them! Sign the petition to join our campaign in saving such trees. The trees around us are extremely important and have always been necessary for improving the human condition and their very existence. Without trees we humans would not exist on this beautiful planet. We, the humans are causing irreparable damage to our earth. One such damage is done by CONCRETISATION of area around the trees. Concretization is causing havoc to the very existence and growth of this very source and supporter of life on earth. Concretization has many detrimental effects on biodiversity. It causes immense damage to the trees, soil, climate, living organisms and habitat of tree dwellers. Navi Mumbai was once a greener city with tall n healthy trees. Every road had beautiful Canopy. Trees had enough space to grow. All along on both the sides of road had muddy area with enough plantation. But as time passed. Navi Mumbaikars’s are witnessing massive destruction. On the verge of becoming a Smart City, Development and Destruction is going hand in hand. We are more inclined towards making a Concrete City. Navi Mumbai once a cool city is now witnessing drastic climate change. Footpath with paver-blocks and Concrete has replace the muddy lane. In doing so our civics body failed to follow National Green Tribunal Guideline to keep space of 6 X 6 feet space around the base of the tree. Instead we are witnessing each and every tree on Footpath, Divider, Gardens, Hills, all along the Nallahs, Jogging tracks are chocked to death with either cement or paver-block. It not only blocks the seepage of rain water but the soil too has no space to breathe. Which in turn had been responsible for the death of innumerable trees in Navi Mumbai. Remaining are on the verge of dying. Even after repeated request to our civics body to release the trees from being chocked by paver blocks & concrete has fallen on deaf ears. Neither any of our ward representatives have shown any interest. When concretization work is carried out neither Contractor nor any of the officer from Corporation is seen on site. Trees give us shade, clean air, they are home to varied species of birds, reptiles, squirrels. They give us rain, help in augmenting ground water resource. We need to stand by our TREES and urge our Navi Mumbai Commissioner to de-concretise and prevent the trees from any further concretization. With citizens support we have started a drive to make our Navi Mumbai a Green City. Your signature is extremely important to strengthen our campaign. http://epaperbeta.timesofindia.com/Article.aspx?eid=31840&articlexml=Online-petition-to-NMMC-by-green-activist-12032016012024 https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100009849965212&sk=photos&collection_token=100009849965212%3A2305272732%3A69&set=a.251512751853722.1073741834.100009849965212&type=3&pnref=story https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100009849965212&sk=photos&collection_token=100009849965212%3A2305272732%3A69&set=a.287034554968208.1073741838.100009849965212&type=3 https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100009849965212&sk=photos&collection_token=100009849965212%3A2305272732%3A69&set=a.288620644809599.1073741839.100009849965212&type=3 https://youtu.be/cIyfhBVhYZI
Petition to National Skill Development Corporation, HRD Ministry
Better Primary Education and Skill Development in India
Right to primary education is a fundamental right in India. It is the duty of the Indian government to provide education to every boy and girl up to the primary stage. Primary education will enable a child to learn to read and write. It will enable him to use his vernacular language and learn the simple rules of arithmetic. But this system is clearly not sufficient and has certain loopholes. Honing skills and holistic development is of paramount importance in today's day and age- where there is cut throat competition. But unfortunately, the government aided primary education goes nowhere beyond the set curriculum which ends up making students merely carbon copies of each other. There is a vast gap between the primary schooling in an international board versus that of a government school. The students of international boards have got a varied choice of subjects. Moreover, there is focus on several extra curricular activities for holistic development. On the other hand, the free elementary education is sub par in many rural places of India. The infrastructure i.e. libraries, classrooms, sanitation is of no quality in these schools. The faculty let alone the facilities is pitiable in many cases. Recently there had been many videos resurfacing the interweb in which a teacher was teaching gibberish to students in the name of alphabet. The government needs to make the job of a primary teacher more attractive by increasing the pay so that it will attract competent men for the job. Government should bring in uniformity in the curriculum and standards of the primary education, irrespective of the board because we're referring to the common youth of India. For our country to progress holistically, we are in the utmost need of skill based approach and better primary education. The skills in children must be explored, trained and perfected; and this needs to begin in primary schooling. So join me in requesting the HRD Ministry of India to improve the current plight of primary education in our country.
Petition to @Pradeep yadav IAS
Introduce Effective Mental Health Modules for Students in 200 Schools #MentalHealthMatters
Meera is a 13-year-old student at a government school of Pudukkottai, Tamil Nadu. She has been nicknamed ‘water-tap’ by her classmates. They continuously made fun of her for urinating inside the classroom, everyday. "Neither Meera nor her family knew, what she is going through is a mental illness.” When I came to know about this from her teacher, I was curious to know whether she did this on purpose. I had a face to face meeting with Meera. After a long conversation she broke down. She mustered up the courage to speak about how her step-brother sexually harassed her every night. This came as a rude shock to me. She did not feel safe in her own home, did not know whom to talk to, and felt helpless and broken. “Why did Meera keep silent? Did Meera not trust her teachers to seek help and share this with them? What kind of a support system would be appropriate for this?” I kept thinking about these questions, and looked into this issue further. Would recruiting a psychiatrist for every school help many children like Meera? A psychiatrist could provide a temporary solution but what about the problems that she is going to face as she grows up? If not addressed in time, the scars of this can remain with these children for life. Nothing can be a better option that to equip these children with skills to protect themselves. An “effective mental health literacy" module, through art based therapy, in Government Schools would help the students. Starting with a pilot project, the module would consist of two hours of class per week for 8th-12th standard children. An effective mental health module would be a way to equip Meera with all that she needs to fight on her own, in all kind of circumstances, incase if she fails to get an external support. Meera eventually spoke up. There could be so many other Meeras who are silent because they don’t have an idea of whom to reach out for help! Sign my petition asking to introduce ‘effective’ mental health modules for students & teachers in 200 government schools of Pudukkottai. Support our Meeras! Your signatures will help them get a safe and brighter future. #MentalHealthMatters #BreakTheSilence #LetOurGirlsSpeakPicture courtesy : IndiaGlitz
Petition to Government of India, The Prime Minister Of India, Narendra D. Modi, The ministry of human resource development, Department of School Education and Literacy
Caste Based Reservation System should be removed.
The purpose of reservation is to get rid of caste barrier and caste discrimination. It acts as an antibiotic for caste discrimination.The word reservation is a misnomer. The appropriate word for it used in the Indian constitution is ‘Representation’. It is not given to anyone in his individual capacity. It is given to individual as a representative of the underprivileged community. Don't divide students on basis of their caste, divide them on basis of their knowledge. There are as well students who despite being from the upper caste cannot afford to study and on top of that reservation makes it worse. Mostly, when paying the tuition fees in schools and colleges, their annual income should be taken into consideration and not the caste. Because not all URs are well to do and not all minors are poverty stricken. So say no to reservation in higher education and jobs.
Petition to Dr. Ramesh Babu
Change the Advanced Java elective to a more suitable course.
Applets were very popular a couple of years ago, but now the browser world changed and security is becoming a major focus for all major browser vendors. The Java team gave its complete set or reasons, alternatives etc. in the document Migrating from Java Applets to plugin-free Java technologies. On page 4, there is the following Executive Overview: With modern browser vendors working to restrict or reduce the support of plugins like Flash, Silverlight and Java in their products, developers of applications that rely on the Java browser plugin need to consider alternative options. Java developers currently relying on browser plugins should consider migrating from Java Applets to the plugin-free Java Web Start technology. Hence there would be no future benefits to the students learning this subject at this age where time is very crucial.
Petition to DIRECTOR : SIT Pune
Better academic structure and faculties for E&TC SYMBIOSIS
Hey there! We're students of Symbiosis Institute of Technology : Department of Electronics and Telecommunication. This petition is created to bring about a change pending from years in the academics structure of our department. The E&TC department is considered to be the worst in the entire college. The HOD " ill-treats " students, is just not ready to listen, at all. The Head of Department keeps warning/blackmailing students that she has the power to expel students at any point of time or give us an entire CNG. Any genuine reason given, is considered to be an excuse and dismissed right away against the favour of students, always. According to our Head of Department, the only solution out of any problem occuring with the students is : Take a TC and leave the college right away. The route to college is pathetic as well, there are trucks and other traffic : hours of traffic jam, even if the student is 3 minutes late : he loses his class. After every semester, a Faculty Feedback is taken. There's practically no change even post our feedback. The same faculties continues, along with the same problems that students are facing. In every " OPEN-HOUSE " meeting, students discuss their problems, and again are sent away by the HOD. The entire point of an Open House is beaten, right away. No problems are discussed, just there to listen to HOD about students making excuses. Students are seriously sick of such a behavior on the part of administration, and do require an Honest Change in the same. We may be wrong at some instances, but we do have some genuine concerns about how the things are going on. We're heading to the Director of SIT, Mr. Ketan Kotecha to discuss the same in the absence of all the faculties. Sign up, to support the same.
Petition to Honorable Prime Minister of India, Honorable Minister of HRD of India, Honorable Governor of Karnataka, Honorable Chief Minister of Karnataka, Honorable Higher Education Minister of Karanataka, Respected Chairman of UGC New Delhi India, Respected Chief Secretary of Karnataka, Respected Principal Secretary to Higher Education Department of Karnataka
"Not Maintaining the Transparency" in the Faculty Recruitment at Davanagere University
Respected Sir, I would like to bring to your kind notice about “Not maintainingTransparency” in recruiting Teaching faculty of Davangere University, which concluded on 19th August 2019. During the whole recruitment process, University authorities have Breached the Recruitment guidelines laid down by Department of Higher Education of Karnataka as well as UGC guidelines 2018 and it has hurted the minds of most competent applicants. Sir, Davanagere University has made three notifications for teaching positions (02.03.2017; 20.07.2017; 02.02.2018) and finally in October 2018, University has called all the applicants for the written examination consisting of Multiple-Choice Questions by providing OMR sheet along with pen to mark the correct answers. University has not issued any carbonless OMR sheet to the candidates who have appeared for the written examination (Carbonless OMR sheet is provided to avoid malpractices in highly sensitive and important government recruitment processes; https://www.admengroup.com/sheet-carbonless-omr-sheet.htm Even University has not released Answer Keys of any subjects before interview date to confirm the discrepancy between Allotted marks and Expected marks by the candidates (Karnatak University and Bellary University has displayed the answer keys after examination on their website during their recruitment process; https://www.kud.ac.in/viewitems.aspx?type=Notifications&id=U0001-72018103018395991 Without releasing Key Answer of written examination, concerned authorities of Davanagere University have sent Score Card via e-mail to all the candidates who have appeared for the written examination. It has also mentioned in the score card as second important note that “In case of any discrepancy the candidate has the right to approach the concerned authority within 7 days from date of issue of the score card” (Many candidates were not able to approach the University within seven days of stipulated time as they are strucked in flooded areas; for chemistry subject, time has given only six working days from 3rd August 2019 to 9th August 2019). Further, without knowing the key answer, it is not possible to calculate discrepancy between marks allotted and expected marks (for example, Karnataka Examination Authority, CSIR and UGC conduct examination by providing carbonless OMR sheet to the candidates and soon after examination, they upload question paper and answer key on their website to check the discrepancy of marks between allotted and expected). Sir, even though, some candidates have approached concerned University authority of recruitment process and filed the objection against the allotted score by providing key-answer along with justification by providing standard book references (even photocopy of book pages in support of correct answers to The Registrar, Davanagere University via e-mail as well as hard copy). Even then University authorities (Honourable Vice-Chancellor and Registrar) have not answered for the queries related to Written examination even after sending repeated reminders. It clearly reveals that Davanagere University authorities of recruitment process have breached all the recruitment guidelines and not maintained the transparency to favour the candidates of their choice. Sir, the prepared merit list of all candidates which has displayed on the website before interview is not in accordance with recruitment guidelines. As per the recruitment guidelines, the merit list should display academic record + research performance marks (Sl.No. 1) and written test marks (Sl.No. 2) separately (Sl. No. 1 & 2). Instead of that, Davangere University has displayed merit list of Total marks (Sl. No. 1+2) to hide something.For your kind reference, Karnatak University displayed the merit list of candidates as per the recruitment guidelines-2017 of Government of Karnataka (https://www.kud.ac.in/Docs/U0001-7201811219125460/U0001-7201811219125488201811219125469.pdf Interviews for some of the subjects have conducted in a very short period and have not given at least 4 to 5 days to prepare for the interview. For example, interview of Chemistry subject is conducted on 16th August 2019 at 9:00 am and for which interview letters have been issued to the candidates via e-mail on 14th August 2019 after 5:30 pm (less than 48 hr is provided to the candidates to appear for the interview). During this period, Karnataka was affected by Flood and the candidates from this region and others who went to flooded areas earlier were not having access to internet. The hard copy of interview letters sent by the Registrar has reached the candidates after interview. This clearly indicates that Higher authorities of University are making the favouritism. Finally, I request you on behalf of all most eligible candidates to direct Government of Karnataka to investigate the whole recruitment process of Davanagere University from the committee headed by Chief Justice of High Court (We all have faith only in committee headed by Chief Justice of High Court).
Petition to Pressure on students from rigorous studies and continuous board exams
Cancellation of board exams CISCE for class 9 and 11
I think its agreeable that the load of continuously having boards puts a considerable amount of pressure on students from class 9-12 with repeatedly having to study for boards for 4 years. This is really a strain that should not be imposed on students. We would like to have class 9 and 11 boards cancelled.