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 Vinod Tawde, Sunil Magar, Supriya Sule, Dr. Vaibhavi Palsule, Ganesh Raut
Balbharati: Rename Chapter on Women and Include More SHEroes #TextbookSHEroes
A chapter in the Class 9 History textbook published by Balbharati in Maharashtra is titled “The Empowerment of Women and Other Weaker Sections”. My friend who is a teacher showed this to me.I am shocked. While it is important to teach children about the struggles for justice and equality of women as well as those of other segments of society, referring to women as “weaker” is counterproductive and promotes stereotypes. Maharashtra’s chief textbook bureau Balbharati needs to be more responsible with its choice of words as 17 lakh impressionable children are reading these books. I’ve started this petition asking that Bal Bharati immediately name the chapter “The Struggles of Women and Other Sections” and include more SHEroes - achievers who are women. Sign my petition. SHEroes like Meera Borwankar, Maharashtra’s First Woman IPS Officer. And Savitribai Phule, the social change champion who fought for girl’s education. There is no shortage of women achievers in Maharashtra or in any other part of India. This is something for each of us - man, woman and other - to be proud of. Balbharati calling women weak is unfair, unjust, inaccurate and absolutely disrespectful. The problem is one of portrayal. Either women are absent or are shown as weak in our textbooks. This has got to change. Young girls need positive role models to look up to. I learnt this when I interviewed hundreds of girls across India for a project about their aspirations. Their responses reminded me of my own childhood. I grew up in the city of dreams Mumbai without any dreams of my own. have always been very patriotic but I never thought of joining the army, I loved kabaddi but I never knew that I could become a player and I loved cars but I never thought I could become a racer. My brother on the contrary had dreams about becoming an astronaut, a kabaddi player, start a great business and literally conquer the world. We had the same upbringing, schooling and opportunities. The difference was that our textbooks gave him role models but not me. I want every girl in Maharashtra to have women role models/SHEroes to look up to who can aspire them to have dreams and aspirations. Textbooks leave the biggest impression on girls while growing up. Balbharati has been shaping minds for over 50 years. If it takes the small step of profiling even 10 women achievers from different fields in textbooks for classes 4 to 8, it will make a huge difference. Sign this petition today so that Balbharati delivers a gender-just textbook for the new academic session 2019-20. Lakhs of girls will grow up with aspirations and each one will make #HERstory in her own way.
Petition to Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma, Minister, Siddhartha Bhattacharya, Sarbananda Sonowal, Sushmita Dev, Debeswar Malakar, Monalisa Goswami
Install Sanitary Napkin Vending Machines in Govt. Schools in Guwahati #BleedWithDignity
Neha*, an 18 year old died in Baram, Assam on 23rd April 2017 because parasites had eaten away her intestines. Doctors said the parasites entered her body through the cloth she was using during her periods.As a student of social work I was saddened and shocked. I believe that timely knowledge about hygienic habits to practice and products to use during periods could have saved Neha. But sadly the silence surrounding the taboo subject of menstruation bars access to such life-saving information for lakhs of girls. The superstitions and awkwardness associated with periods stop girls from washing and drying cloth pads in the sun. This leads to life-threatening infections, like in Neha’s case. I find this silence odd and ironic in a land like Assam because my state has a culture of worshipping menstruating goddesses, and some communities even celebrate a girl’s first period.I want to end this silence and make quality menstrual healthcare accessible to every girl in my state.Sign my petition. I’m asking the Government of Assam to install sanitary napkin vending machines in all government schools beginning with capital Guwahati I believe that this government can be motivated to implementing my idea as a pilot project as it had announced a stipend for girls from underprivileged background to buy sanitary napkins in its 2018 state budget. This shows its willingness to focus on menstrual health of teenage girls. However, while the stipend to buy pads was a welcome move, the government hasn’t accounted for the fact that a majority of girls feel shy about asking for a sanitary napkin and don’t know how to use it. A sanitary napkin vending machine in all schools will enable all girls to access and use pads correctly and without any awkwardness. Sign my petition to secure every girl’s right to #BleedWithDignity.(*Name changed to protect identity)
Petition to Ms Anupama Jaiswal
Keep UP Girls in School - Make toilets accessible to them!
Reena’s parents stopped her from going to school, so that they could keep her safe. Reena’s school had a toilet that was kept locked, forcing her to use an open field instead. Not only was this painfully embarrassing for Reena, it was also extremely dangerous because it left her vulnerable to sexual assault. I know how hard it is for a young girl to have no access to clean toilets. The bathrooms in my school were so dirty that they were impossible to use. In summers I would drink less water, just so that I didn’t have to use the loo. When I had my period, I had no place to change and would worry about the embarrassment of staining my uniform. Like Reena, there are lakhs of girls in Uttar Pradesh who are forced to drop out of school because they don’t have access to toilets. This is why I have started this petition asking the Uttar Pradesh government to ensure that all schools have access to clean toilets. Sign my petition. Did you know, according to the Annual Status on Education Report 2016, in more than 45% of schools, either the toilets don't exist and if they do they are not in a usable condition. This is one of the reasons why almost 25% girls between the age of 15 and 16 drop out of schools in Uttar Pradesh. Toilets are a basic necessity, not a luxury. Lack of access to toilets makes young students vulnerable to health conditions like diarrhoea, worm infections or UTIs which can further hamper their studies. Secondly, using open areas to defecate leaves young girls extremely vulnerable to sexual abuse. And the problem gets even worse when girls start menstruating and start skipping school rather than risk the social embarrassment of staining their clothes in public. Young girls should not be forced to choose between open fields for toilets or dropping out of school. But with your support, we can change this! Together we can make sure that girls stay in school and both boys and girls get to access clean toilets if you sign this petition. Hence, with an objective of reducing the dropout rate from schools in Uttar Pradesh I, Krati Prakash, along with Breakthrough appeal to Ms. Anupama Jaiswal, MoS, Basic Education, Uttar Pradesh to make "clean toilets accessible to the students of schools across Uttar Pradesh".
Petition to Director Nit Raipur
Extension of girls hostel In time in NIT Raipur
Even after providing a 24*7 security by BIS Guards, the girls are not permitted to be anywhere in the CAMPUS after 8 pm. As soon as the clock reaches 7:50pm, In a same manner as a Shepherd shoos off his herds, the guards are ordered to do the same to the girl students in the campus by whistling until the time they impose a "girl curfew" in the campus. The In time rule for boys also exists but it's only on papers. Girls feel that it limits their freedom particularly because boys are not subject to any curfew. The another way the curfew negatively affects them is by hindering their ability to work. They have to leave the campus and enter their hostel at 8pm even if they have any important project going on . While boys working for their projects or preparing vehicles for any competition are allowed to stay inside the institute for the whole night. This issue of In time for girls is ending the gender equality as well as it shows the lack of faith to the security system of the college. So as to end up all these discriminations prevailing, there should be a common In time to the hostels of boys and girls and it should not be as early as 8 pm because it's the age when students persue education with enjoyment and being jailed up at 8 pm inside the hostel can't let anyone enjoy his/her freedom.
Petition to Director , Commissioner , CBSE , Dr Joseph Emmanuel, S R Umashankar, Prakash Javadekar
Provide Stress Free Education System for Teenage Students of 10+2/PU/IITJEE/NEET/CET
The memory of that day is something that will never leave me. As a parent, the worst tragedy one can suffer is the loss of a child. At the age of 17, my elder daughter gave up her life as a student of 10+2. She was aspiring to study medicine and was pursuing a course to pass NEET. Academic pressure led my daughter to take this step. My daughter’s loss made me realise that I need to prevent others from taking this extreme step. I researched and was horrified to find that 9000+ students in India are giving up their life every year, which is about 1 life lost per hour. Educational Institutes for IITJEE/NEET/CET/10+2/PU are increasingly obsessed with a result oriented approach driven by business objectives which give rise to stressful situations impairing the correct decision making abilities of both students and parents. If not addressed adequately, this situation will cause frustrations which are detrimental for the mental health of the family as a whole. As a grieving parent, I request you to support the enforcement of the below mentioned proposals and stop other parents from losing their sons and daughters. I suggest the following to be enforced in CBSE 10+2 Schools, PU Colleges & Tutorials for IITJEE/NEET/CET: Start admission process after 10th board exams and stop one time fees collectionAdmission test/entrance exam must be conducted after the 10th board exams. On admission, fees should be collected on a quarterly basis. Only parent should be notified on non-payment and students should not be harassed. This will help students focus only on the 10th board exams and quarterly payment of fees reduces the financial burden on the parents. STOP the Segregation of Students based on academic evaluationsNo institute should differentiate their existing students on academic performance into different classes/groups and deprive the excluded students of right to equal opportunity. This will give all the students an opportunity to choose the desired course they wish to pursue and prevent psychological imbalance, inferiority complex and demotivation. STOP using punitive or coercive words in communications to students & parentsUsing words like “mandatory”, “compulsory”, “face serious consequence”, “will not be tolerated” often instil unnecessary fear and panic for the students. Rather the messages must only be informative of the details of exam/test/assignment/homework. Students should be allowed to participate in SportsPU Colleges/CBSE Schools must allocate at least two 60 minute periods per week for sports comprising of at least 2 Indoor and 2 Outdoor games as a stress buster for the teenagers. This will also encourage them to spend more time outdoors rather than playing online games or excessively use smartphones. SEND SMS alert to Parent when Student is missing from the InstituteAttendance must be taken by the teacher at the start of all classes. The parents must be sent a SMS alert within 30 mins if the student is absent without any leave request from the parent. This will ensure prompt action towards ensuring the safety of the missing child. Teaching Hours and Curriculum taughtTeaching hours per day must not exceed 5 1/2 Hours and duration of a period for any subject should not exceed 60 minutes. This will ensure better retention skills for students and lesser fatigue for teachers. Breaks and Holidays for Students and Teachers There should be at least two 15 minutes short breaks in a day, one before Lunch and another after Lunch and a Lunch break for at least 40 minutes. Institutes must not be open on Sundays, National Holidays and other Holidays for conducting Classes or Tests. These breaks and holidays will prove as energy boosters for the students and teachers, and allow them to spend quality time with family and friends. Form Parent-Teacher-Counselor Committees for physical & mental well-being of the StudentsCommittee must have at least 4 Parents & Teachers & 1 qualified Counselor/Mentor. Committee must mandatorily meet at least once every 25 days & the minutes of the meeting must be taken on record and notified to all Students & Parents. Any complaint or requirement of this Committee must be addressed by a written communication within 15 Days by the Institute Management or Principal. The Committee’s Objective ensures that the Students Fatigue and Stress Levels will remain Low and their Motivation level will remain High. Sign this petition to ensure a #NoStress environment for students. For all the Parents who are grieving the loss of a child and for all the departed souls of students who lost their lives. It is time we changed things for our present and future generations of Students and create an environment for them that is conduce to their future and prevent them from giving up. Sign this petition asking the Education Minister and Departments to implement and enforce these proposals in the interest of the physical and mental well-being of our students.
Petition to Prime Minister of India, Supreme Court of India
Pathetic Condition of Education in government Schools
The Education system in our country is in ruins today. The problem lies with everything from quality to affordability. Private Schools are asking for exorbitant fees and that's because there are no good government schools to compete with them. The basic problem with the Government schools lies in the fact that the people who have been made responsible for their upkeep don't have any stake in maintaining the quality of those institutions. Currently, they are in no way affected by the poor quality of those government institutions. So, a law should be made, making it compulsory for the wards of all local administrative officers, MLAs, MPs, judges, govt. school staff to be admitted to the local Government Schools. That is the only way that the implementation at the local level of the bright-on-paper policies would take place in an effective manner. This will make education affordable for you, for me and for everyone around. In India, most of the expenses of a private household are done on Education and Health. And that has been a major cause of distress among many. While on one hand the country claims to be on its way to be a superpower and on the other hand, majority of the population is still struggling to get quality education. The step suggested in this petition would just be a beginning, but it would be a major one.
Petition to Gujarat Secondary and Higher Secondary Board
Provide lenient correction for comparatively hard paper of GSEB 12 th Sci. Chemistry paper
Sir As we all know that students are highly sensitive about their board exam. results as it also affects their eligibility criteria for NEET , AIIMS , JIPMER etc. apart from passing as atleast 50% to 60% required to be eligible for NEET and AIIMS respectively. Where CBSE gives 3-4 days in between GSEB provides only single day which is impossible for students to revise such a vast curriculum.Infact some questions are also confusing and tricky and not as per the blueprint and guidelines provided by the GSEB. So my request to all sensible parents / guardians /students and even teachers to join this petition regarding linient correction of 12 th std chemistry gseb paper. Thanks