health and safety
Petition to Narsee Monjee College
Narsee Monjee College should postpone final exams as covid-19 outbreak is risky and fatal.
Covid-19, popularly known as Corona virus is a very dangerous virus that has caused mass deaths globally. College being a crowded place easily supports the spread of Covid-19. IF EVEN 1 STUDENT HAVING A MILD CORONA VIRUS ENTERS THE CAMPUS, THE HEALTH OF HUNDREDS OF STUDENTS WILL BE COMPROMISED. THIS VIRUS WILL BE FURTHER SPREAD TO THE STUDENTS' FAMILIES. The ideal solution is to wait for the government to get the situation in control in order for us to resume back to our daily lives and exams. No exams are more important than our lives. Please understand the intensity of the situation, putting so many students' lives at risk is certainly not the right thing to do.
Petition to Dr. R.P. Nishank, Education Ministry, PM Narendra Modi, CLAT Consortium
Postpone JEE, CLAT, NEET and various other National examinations
As we all know that the COVID-19 cases have crossed the 2 million mark and these figures are increasing day by day with daily a new record of cases & deaths. People are combating with the thought that COVID has got a hold of our country and among such state of affairs our country is holding nationwide entrance exams and that is totally not going to help but worsen the situation. Public Health Foundation of India president Dr. K Srinath Reddy has said that seeing the data & current scenario coronavirus cases are going to peak in September then how can we put our children’s lives at risk by holding JEE, CLAT, NEET and various other national examinations in September, also this would not only have an adverse effect on students’ lives and their future but also the infected students will directly put their family to the greater risk of getting infected. GRIEVANCES OF ASPIRANTS:-As far as Aspirants of these national exams are concerned an aspect that also needs to be kept in mind if these exams are going to happen in September is that of the apparent “Social Distanced Computer-Based Testing” model and the many health concerns regarding it. With the testing agencies such as NTA and CLAT Consortium adamant on conducting the exams in September, We are sure that they are also actively keeping up with reports of the ever-evolving pandemic and how their 'safe testing model' is very ineffective. (Reasons cited below) 1) Use of Thermo guns will be of no use as it cannot detect asymptomatic cases, and this has higher chances as most candidates fall in the age bracket where they don't show any symptoms. 2) Sanitization of exam room etc as it's written in the official communications sounds very promising but not a very big deal as due to high temperatures COVID doesn't last long on surfaces. 3) Recent reports suggest that just a sneeze can send potential virus-containing air droplets and aerosols up to 20ft or 6m, masks reduce the transmission but do not completely eliminate the risk. 4) The 6ft distance (which is already hard to maintain) won't matter as seen in some cases due to other factors like ventilation, people have gotten infected while having a 14ft distance. also, us sitting in a closed space for two hours drastically increases the chance of COVID spread. 5) The home minister, who had a countless number of people working round the clock to ensure safety and maintain precautions still got infected. And no number of promises of safety from authorities can ever bring back trust after how we saw KCET was conducted with a failure in maintaining social distancing. TRANSPORTATION A PROBLEM FOR MANY:-Even if testing agencies are adamant about conducting the exams in the month of September, it would still be troubling for a lot of aspirants out there. Since there's a Lockdown in many states, there is no public transport running and a person from a smaller town would be having trouble reaching their center. Also, there's the issue with the people stuck in the containment zone and about how they'll reach the center. While talking about the lockdown, containment zones, and MHA regulations let's not forget and become oblivious as to why all this is happening, because currently, the world is facing a pandemic, a pandemic because of which lakhs have died and is deemed as the greatest challenge since WW2. And in the middle of all this, if safety is not the first priority for Testing agencies such as NTA and CLAT Consortium while conducting these exams, then its truly very unfortunate. All sorts of examinations should be conducted only after we have got a complete hold on the pandemic and daily cases reduce to being negligible and that is going to take some time so these exams should be postponed till the end of the year. Unlike basic amenities Exams can wait for a while for a greater good !! #StudentLivesMatter
Petition to Dr. Anjani Kumar Srivastava, Sri Hemant Soren, Shri Uma Shankar Singh, Sri Jagarnath Mahto, Dr. Satyajit Kumar Singh, Hon'ble Smt. Droupadi Murmu
Take final year exams online. Don't hamper the lives of 50000 students and their families.
पढ़ाई ऑनलाइन हो सकती है तो परीक्षा क्यों नहीं? I, on behalf of all the students under BINOD BIHARI MAHTO KOYALANCHAL UNIVERSITY, am deeply concerned about the decision of conducting UG final year exams offline. I urge all concerned authorities to look into the rising pandemic where an alarming rate of COVID positive cases are coming up everyday in the state of Jharkhand, which makes it understandable that conducting exams offline will only lead to a larger risk to lives of the students and their families. The worse scenario rose when on September 4th 2020, 11staffs were found COVID 19 POSITIVE. The DSW of BBMKU Dr. L.B. Singh was also found positive of COVID 19. Shortly after this terrifying incident, a circular was passed that offline exams could be held anytime soon with 10days' notice. I request the authority to conduct the examinations ONLINE as soon as possible and take the following points into consideration- If exams are held offline, students will gather at the examination centre which will totally disrupt the guidelines of lockdown and social distancing. Students who are living out of state have NO TRANSPORTATION FACILITIES and their risk multiplies because of the need to travel to and fro the examination centre since their hostels are also not safe. Moreover, interstate movement is not possible due to the pandemic. Students are missing out on a lot of JOB OPPORTUNITIES because of the NON- GRADUATE TAG. We are not able to apply in many jobs because they hire graduates only. Nor are we able to fill up forms for government jobs. We, despite of being ready to give our exams, are not able to get those jobs because the situation is apparently dangerous to conduct offline exams. Viewing the aspect of this pandemic situation, university and students should come to a mutual understanding that we, the students are NOT against exams. We are against risking our lives for the exams. I request the authority to take our exams ONLINE as soon as possible (following the guidelines given by the UGC to conduct exams ONLINE, OFFLINE or MIXED). The longer we wait, the more opportunities we miss.
Petition to Hon. PM Mr Narendra Modi, Ministry of Education, Ministry of Health and Family welfare, Electronics India, Ministry of Electronics and IT, Bureau of Indian Standards, IGBC , Sadhguru , All India Institute of Medical Sciences
We appeal to GOI to implement LQI - Light Quality Index
Are you aware of the adverse effects of the inappropriate forms and sources of light that we use in our daily lives are contributing negatively to our health ? Some of the health effects are given below : • Retinal damage• Brain fatigue• Stress• Migraine• Insomnia• EFD• Cancer• Obesity• Age related Macular degeneration• Skin diseases According to the governing bodies like CIBSE/CIE and others It is fully acknowledged that LEDs have made a huge contribution to reduced energy consumption, but three unintended consequences have arisen in the move to light-emitting diode (LED) luminaires and their manufacture over the past decade. Firstly, the move to LED has created the unmaintainable luminaire, with little or no provision to re-lace either the light engine or the driver on failure. Assuming the most likely components to fail are the capacitors inside the driver, giving a mean time between failures (MTBF) of 50,000 hours, this gives a luminaire life of between 5 and 11 years. At end of life the luminaire is scraped, with the likely destination being raw material recycling, with both the luminaire’s value and the luminaire itself literally being shredded. Lower quality fittings will likely fail earlier. Secondly, the rate of product development in LED luminaires has made product life cycles both shorter and more complex, for both luminaires and components. The availability of spares, and the ability to identify and source compatible spares, that absolutely match the performance of a five-year-old installation are challenging. The third development is one of the ‘offshoring’ of product production; whilst it may be inevitable in a price-driven market, the consequences of manufacturing in countries that extensively use fossil fuels, especially coal, in their power generation and then shipping those luminaires and/or components on long sea or air freight journeys is severely damaging to the environment. Long-distance and complex supply chains and the commoditization of luminaires may further limit the availability of spares, or the ability to re-engineer used luminaires. Fourth too much creativity and new models every year is a threat to the availability of the products bought in present for the future replacement even though the vendors and the manufacturers sign up for 5 years warranty, but if the products will be obsoleted or upgraded (size, efficacies, designs, etc) how does the buyer accommodate after five years for the product bought five years ago? Points of concern and should be taken into immediate consideration. 1. The correct source and the way of manufacturing the LEDs are very poor thus hazardous for the occupants (High spike of short wavelength)2. Frequent component failure like, drivers, capacitors, LED chips, etc. (Unmaintainable source and negatively contributing to the circular economy)3. Poor quality of plastics and metal being used- hazardous for nature (Circular economy)4. Farcical product design (like panel lighting-high glare)- retinal and brain fatigue.5. No policy on buyback or refurbishment from manufacturers (End of life of the components). 6. Ludicrous lighting design contributes negatively to the circular economy as well as the physiology of the occupants7. Absence of healthy parameters from LEDs (visible and non-visible parameters of light)8. No regulations on gauging the correct parameters other than parameters like McAdam, efficacy, and THD.9. Too much off-shoring thus fossil fuels are wasted and overly used resulting in global warming and other related endangers.10. The true parameters like NIR and FIR including good UVA* is missing in the present form of LEDs.In the pursuit of establishing healthy regulatory lighting standards and contributing toward well-being and healthy spaces, my open letter to our Honorable Prime Minister of India Shree Narendra Damodardas Modiji, and the respective Ministries (departments) to acknowledge and implement lighting for indoor spaces no less than air and water.This is not related to some UV-based germicidal lighting but the healthy visible and non-visible parameters of lighting either from LED or sunlight or any other artificial lighting sources.Please sign the petition, if you agree with the intent and contents of the same, towards our health and wellbeing through the lighting parameters.A fission reaction strives to produce more and more energy, we have reached that impasse, now LIGHTING needs this reaction to be seen and heard.A journey of thousand miles starts but with one….Let's tramp together….as awareness is the key to unlocking and unleashing the ocean of education and knowledge which are the best form of legacies to leave behind for our generations to come….ThanksLets unite and make this happen.
Petition to Arvind Kejriwal, Satyendar Jain, Manish Sisodia, CBSE, Mansukh Mandaviya, Dharmendra Pradhan, Narendra Modi
Online CBSE Board Exams for students in Class X and XII for Year 2021-22
COVID has drastically impacted our lives and ways of working. However with consistent efforts from Government on vaccination campaign for adults nearly 80-85% population has received atleast one dose of COVID shot. In Delhi, with Government efforts situation is very similar for adults and this has led to return of near normal livelihood in Delhi NCR and major cities across India Not only that, with vaccination there has been consistent reduction in severity of disease, hospitalization rates and mortality amongst vaccinated. However the situation is still far from over as most vulnerable populations in India, our children < 18 years and toddlers remain exposed to this deadly virus unlike western countries where the vaccination for not only adults but children (>12 years) has achieved critical mass and threshold for schools and colleges to open up. There has been sufficient data on increase in infection and hospitalization rates amongst non-vaccinated children and adults that impacts society at large. Further COVID is associated with unpredictable long term serious complications amongst children For ensuring continuing education, CBSE has taken direction in providing guidance for conducting Class X and XII exams but considering non-vaccinated situation amongst our children in India unlike western countries and for the safety of our children, leads to hesitancy amongst parents and caregivers to openly accept this changing situation Therefore, request concerned authorities to Execute either 1) ONLY ONLINE METHOD OF CONDUCTING CLASS X AND XII BOARD EXAMS or 2) PROVIDE HYBRID OPTION FOR ONLINE OR OFFLINE METHOD Basis PARENTS CONSENT This can be achieved given the digital reach of our country and support scientific way of approaching the situation that involves our children. By submitting this petition, it helps to reiterate safety of our children while keeping their both educational and healthy future in mind, as they are precious assets of our nation.
Petition to Kumar Properties, Megapolis builder
No end to pollution around Megapolis Hinjawadi phase 3
I am a resident in Megapolis Hinjawadi phase 3 Pune, The construction activities in the area will go easily for another 5-10 years. We are having Cement churners/ other trucks running almost 24 hours a day on the Megapolis internal road. The trucks make unnecessary trips to Megapolis weighbridge for getting entries done daily. this is for construction going far away from Megapolis - why should we suffer for other sites construction. The builders have been so far promising only to reduce the trucks movement, still the pollution in atmosphere is there, easily visible. The residents are forced to inhale polluted air with cement dust daily. School going Children (shortly expected to resume) or the ones playing in common park will be getting impacted. Somethings are not within control at present like people throwing garbage and burning, however some are well within our control - it is everyone responsibility. It will be good if also the route taken to reach Mystic construction site etc. by cement churners, sand carrier trucks leading to dusty atmosphere can be changed as soon possible to avoid passing through megapolis internal road unless unavoidable. that should be the next step One side we are paying green taxes, talking of solar power, green societies, have Govt, Authorities going green with Metro, Electric buses, CNG buses, CNG autos etc. other side we are living in polluted environments. Your advertisements are promising your new customers smart offers , Cycle to work, school - this is far from the reality Please sign this petition in our interest. Tomorrow it could be anyone in the same situation. Please share this maximum people and get their support Clean air is our fundamental right.
Petition to Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Government of India, FSSAI, Ministry of Health and Family welfare, Coca Cola, Thumbs up
Sports Icon should not promote carbonated drinks.
Are you aware of what is shown on Television Ads. It’s a direct impact on brains of youngsters. Advertisements on carbonated drinks like Thumps Up shown on TV every now and then is influencing people.And who’s acting or voice overing in those Ads? Yes, the famous faces whom people see as their role models! Is it justified? People having power to change the society at guiding youngsters to drinks carbonated drinks to boost up their confidence ! Isn’t it absurd? Athelete from country outside India are inspiring people by removing cola bottel from table during a press conference to give msg that its not safe and healthy and on contrary in India famous faces (the so called verified accounts on social medias) are openly flaunting Ads on TV on this hazardous unhealthy drinks to what? To boost confidence and participate in sports? Shouldn’t this be taken care off in first place and banned to be aired on TV Atleast by sports persons itself?We are pretty sure that none of the celebrities posing for Thumps UP Ad airing in India have double checked the health disaster of carbonated drinks especially for them who’s careers depends on Sports! Please help us in saving our young generation and ban influential sports icon to Ad for unhealthy things. Take down Thumps Up Ad by sports icon from TV and social media.