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 Vadodara Municipal Corporation, municipal commisioner, Mayor
Did you know that 300 million tons of plastic are sold each year and that 90% of that is thrown away? Did you know that a huge percentage of those plastics end up in our landfills, our oceans, our rivers, our wildlife and our bodies? Did you know that as plastic breaks down in our environment it can mimic human hormones and is linked to everything from breast cancer to early puberty? Is that what we want?Each segment of society bears the responsibility for this. Our corporations are making billions of Rupees selling their products in disposal plastic containers but are refusing to take responsibility for what happens to the 100s of millions of plastic containers and bags that move through our local economy every single day. Our governments are unable or unwilling to take the health risks of plastic seriously and are not moving to ban single use plastics and non-recyclable products. And we are also at fault because we haven’t made the break from single use plastics even though alternatives are now on the markets.Tell our local leaders that the Vadodara can’t take much more plastic. If enough of us get behind a local ban on single use plastics, we can begin to heal our oceans, our rivers, our wildlife, and our children.VMC can make this happen now! They can ban single use plastics and help support a move to sustainable non-polluting, non-fossil fuel based alternatives. We call on you to immediately phase out single-use plastics, support sustainable alternatives, and tackle the billions of tons of plastics that are already in our oceans, our streams, our wildlife, and ourselves.
Petition to Indian Government, The Indian Media, The Kashmiri Police, NDTV, India Today
Justice for Aiman Zehra!
Imagine your daughter/younger sister coming back home traumatized with a beaten up face, howling and crying because some man decided that it was okay to rape her! Just hours ago, a little 3-year-old girl was beaten up and raped by a 20-year-old man in Kashmir. Her name is Aiman Zehra. She was innocent just like many other rape victims in India. Here's a clip of Aiman Zehra's state after she was beaten up and raped by that man: Aiman Zehra's state after she was raped and beaten up There's blood on her face, her leggings are torn, she's howling and crying. She's traumatized. She's so young, she probably didn't even understand what was happening to her. Confused, sad, scared...I can't even imagine how very traumatic this must've been for her! She's opening and closing her legs from the pain she's endured. This man thought it was completely justified to rape this girl for a few minutes of pleasure. He's traumatized her for life. She's never going to be the same innocent girl she was. Her perspective on life has changed. It sickens me to think that there are men who think it's okay to violate one's human rights. It's so important that we unite and support Aiman Zehra. We need this case to reach the government, the Kashmiri police, and the media. The Kashmiri police NEEDS to identify the rapist and take strict action against him. Rapists should be hanged or given a life sentence with torture involved so that they endure the suffering that they've caused on the victim. The Indian government NEEDS to ensure that this happens and that there is action taken against ALL RAPISTS! Also, the Indian media is always ready to cover cases that have a religious angle to it. However, whenever there is no religious angle involved, why isn't there any coverage on this case? Stop being biased! The media should report every type of news! Yes, it is important to report news where there is a religious incentive, however, it is also important to report news with no religious incentive/angle involved too! REPORT ALL CASES AND PROVIDE JUSTICE TO THOSE WHO NEED IT. Also, stop censoring rapists' faces, it's important that our society knows who they are so that they can identify them, report them, and stay safe of them. Such people are dangerous! They put many lives at stake. We should all extend as much support as we can for Aiman Zehra. Let's surround her with love, positivity, and support. She didn't deserve any of this! No one ever does! Let's fulfil our duty towards her by signing this petition!
Petition to Department of Education
Change in Education System of India !
Indian Schools were designed 100 years ago by British Rulers . During those days the students were not actually educated but were trained to work in factory which was established by Rulers But the same design the same method is continued since 100 years . I feel like School is a factory in which students wear uniform, bell rings, students enter with those sad faces, teacher teaches in old traditional way, again bell rings students move out to have breakfast . Everything is same. Students 100 years ago were taught so that they would listen to instructions, they were not told to be creative, no individual freedom. Everything is same,only the thing which is changed is ' TIME '. In India, 20 students commit suicide everyday due to stress means after every 90 minutes a student commits suicide. If I would be education minister of India I would have done may things. I would make education more interactive and more interesting. I would have introduced new technologies to students.I would have focused more on science subjects because world needs more of that . I would have arranged workshops and science exhibition and would make it compulsory for each and every student. The money that students will get by visitors will be used for trips to places that the students have in their geography books. It will be practical and students will enjoy it. There are many things that can be done to the education system. The Nation just needs a Innovative Education Minster.
Petition to Donald J. Trump, President of the United States, Google, Inc, Google Inc., Qualcomm, Intel, United Nations, Ban Ki-moon (Secretary-General of the United Nations), United Nations Security Council, United Nations Development Program
Huawei is a Chinese company and Donald Trump doesn't trust the firm. He has banned the company from the US and he is encouraging other US companies from supplying components to Huawei and hence, it is basically destroying Huawei, literally. It has caused the ban of Huawei's 5G tech in many countries and as many know, Huawei is the biggest telecommunications company in the world and it has its tech all over the world and there hasn't been a data breach ever in the name of Huawei. I don't understand why Donald Trump has lost trust in the company which doesn't have a single data breach of its users in its history and even if it is linked to China, China doesn't have control over its user's data outside of its border. It has control only over people in its territory. Huawei has stated that privacy has been maintained for people outside China. Why don't people trust it? It is an official statement! Huawei is also the 2nd biggest smartphone manufacturer and it gets its software from Android by Google. If ever Huawei or China had to gain access to Huawei Smartphone Users' data, they had to go through Google. And as many know, Google is in the US and like many other companies in the US, it is mandatory for it to provide privacy to its users. In any case, if there was a data breach, it would be on Google's side and not Huawei's nor China's. There is literally no way to track user's using just hardware and Google doesn't allow OEMs to modify the code relating to privacy. Even if they did, Google would know and would take action. Who is at fault here? US Government? Google? China? Huawei? Actually, there is no reason to blame Huawei here and there is no reason for Qualcomm, Intel and Broadcom among other companies to stop supply to Huawei and Google has no reason to withdraw the license for use of Android on Huawei's phones except if that is a Government Order. These changes in supplies to Huawei is affecting other countries other than the US and because Huawei cannot manufacture phones without chipsets and if they don't manufacture, they can't sell their products. This is a huge blow for Huawei Fans and please help us keep Huawei alive. Please sign this petition to keep the 2nd biggest smartphone manufacturer alive!
Petition to Prof M.V. Rajeev Gowda, World Wildlife Fund, World Bank, FridaysForFuture
Make Policies to Tackle Air Pollution in Kolkata and Declare War Against Climate Crisis.
In 2018, During the time of Diwali, Kolkata surpassed Delhi in becoming the most polluted metropolitan city in India. Here, I do not want to talk about just Kolkata and Air Pollution. We are in the midst of sixth mass extinction, a mass extinction caused by human activity. Erosion of fertile topsoil, deforestation of our great forests, toxic air pollution, loss of insects and wildlife, the acidification of our oceans. These are all disastrous trends being accelerated by our way of life which we are unaware of but it is HAPPENING. The Earth is dying and Nobody is Talking About It. I want you to act as if your House was on fire- Greta Thunberg. Greta Thunberg is a Swedish schoolgirl who, at age 15, began protesting about the need for immediate action to combat climate change outside the Swedish parliament and also is a catalyst for the FridaysForFuture student strike. Here is the link for FridaysForFuture, it is school strike organized by school students around the world on regular Fridays to pressure Government and Corporations to take Climate Action. The headcount is over millions in the strike which takes part all over the world. It also took place here in Kolkata by several school students of Kolkata. I want to give some suggestions to tackle Air Pollution and the Climate Crises in our city, Kolkata 1. Make Public Transit smarter: Electric vehicles are on rising, see for example, what Tesla is doing. Autos are one of the major vehicles in our city, Electric Totos(a kind of vehicle) are already using electric to run and has zero emissions. Many startups have already started making autos fully electric. The government should start focusing on the shift of its Public transport (like autos) to electric vehicles and that should be done fast. BUSES are already made ELECTRIC in the part of New Town and I appreciate the change, but more buses should be in the streets around the city. And also the network of Metro Transit should be developed much faster than the current rate so that people are less dependent on cars. I want Kolkata to be the first city to roll out electric vehicles all around the city so that other cities and nations will follow. And with the present Climate Crisis, this should be made fast! 2. Plant more trees around the city: We want more trees, not more buildings. More trees where there is more traffic so that the trees can take in the carbon dioxide released by the vehicles. We want trees and those trees should be protected. And we don't want any more false promises of turning our city like London. First Save Us from the Toxic Air In The City. 3. Industries which violates the pollution limits, into our air and waterways should be heavily penalised and be accountable for. 4. Private cab companies like Ola and Uber should slowly start considering shifting from fossil fuels into electric vehicles, which has zero emissions. I'm calling out them because they have the resources to start this shift. Also, I have noticed that Ola doesn't let you take share rides between 11 pm to 6 am around the city. This clearly violates their ideology of a greener tomorrow, and I think carpooling/ sharing is a great initiative for the environment. I don't know about Uber, though. 5. Collaborate with other Nation/ City Leaders to learn how they are Tackling Climate Change and Air Pollution: Our government could learn from China how strongly they have reacted to air pollution affecting their city and how they are responding to Climate Change by innovation and through determination. Our government, if they have the will, can collaborate with these countries/ cities and work together to reduce the carbon footprint around the world. For example, the city Copenhagen for its 2025 Climate Plan, lays out the path for the City to become the first carbon-neutral capital city by 2025. Sorry, this was a long one but trust me, the only way to save your children's generation or yours(if you are in school) is to ACT or make the Government or the Big Corporations to act, who are the real decision makers. In the year 2030, eleven years from now we will be in a position where we set off anirreversible chain reaction beyond human control that would most likely lead tothe end of our civilization as we know it, that is unless, in that time, permanent and unprecedented changes in all aspects of society have taken place including a reduction of our CO2 emissions by at least 50%. Note: Inventions that are supposed to clear the atmosphere of the astronomical amounts of carbon dioxide have not been yet discovered and what is there we can do little with it. The only way is to stop using fossil fuels. They are left to be buried inside the Earth to save us from this unprecedented future. In the year 2078, I will celebrate my 75th birthday and if I have children maybe they will spend that day with me, maybe they will ask me about you, maybe they will ask why you didn't do anything while there still was time to act. You say you love your children above all else and yet you're stealing their future in front of their very eyes- Greta Thunberg PS- This is not just for Kolkata, I want every city and every world leaders and big corporations around the world to take note, collaborate with each other and ACT!!! IT IS ALREADY TOO LATE. DON'T MAKE YOUR CHILDREN SUFFER FOR YOUR ACTIONS.
Petition to Maneka Gandhi, Santosh Kumar Gangwar
Introduce Paid Paternity Leave for Working Fathers #LeaveInequalityBehind
It takes two people to bring a child into the world. So, why is it that mothers get maternity leave in India but fathers don’t? Fathers have equal responsibility for their children. And most of them want to take up that responsibility but are not allowed to do so because of discriminatory parental leave policies! We must break through this idea that mothers are the ‘primary’ parent and fathers only ‘babysit’ the children. Our politicians are working towards getting more women into India’s workforce but how can that happen when men and women still don’t share the load at home? Sign my petition asking the government to introduce dedicated (i.e. “use it or lose it”), 8-10 weeks of paid paternity leave to working fathers, which must be used within 2 years of their child’s birth or adoption. In 2018, India was ranked 108 out of 149 participating countries in the World Economic Forum’s Global Gender Gap Index report. In ‘economic participation and opportunity’ in fact, only two countries in the world were ranked worse than India! Is this not a matter of national shame? I have been working for several years with various organisations to improve their gender diversity at work. But I realised that it’s not enough to just hire more women. If women are shouldering most of the responsibility at home, especially childcare, how can they be expected to put in the same amount of effort at work? It’s physically impossible! The problem is - women and men, mothers and fathers are not seen as equal in our society or our laws. This has to change! While maternity leave is a must, and India has made generous provisions to its working mothers in this regard with the Maternity Benefits Act of 2016, this law leaves behind a key component – parental leave for fathers as well. Studies around the world have shown that providing paternity leave has been proven to have positive benefits for all! Men: Fathers enjoy better relationships with their children Fathers share responsibilities at home more equally Women After having children, women return to work more Women stay employed longer – contributing to their family’s income Gender pay gaps reduce over time Children Children grow up more well-adjusted, intelligent and secure Organizations Employees work better Employees stay longer and are more loyal to organizations Organizations are able to attract better employees Society Cultural stereotypes about gender, work and family reduce Country’s economy improves So this election year, help me seek justice, equality and progression on gender equality by appealing to our political leaders to include paternity leave in their election manifestos! Our future – families, organizations, and the entire Indian economy – lies in the hands of our elected representatives. Sign this petition asking them to make sure paternity leave is as much part of our system as maternity leave! #LeaveInequalityBehind #DadsAreNotBabySitters #ParentalLeave #PaternityLeave
Petition to India Supreme court, Government of India, ISRO, India, Indian citizens
Give INDIA their own Space Station...!!!
India’s space agency has time and again set world records and earned praises for operating on thin budgets. But one thing that many space enthusiasts in the country have longed for but haven’t seen getting materialised is a space station they could call their own. Could ISRO build one? The answer is YES, according to AS Kiran Kumar, the chairman of ISRO, though the space agency isn’t convinced about whether building a space station or a manned satellite in the low orbit, is the best use of its time and energy currently. “We still talk about what would be the immediate benefits of a manned space mission,” Kumar was quoted as saying. “That is why the country has not made up its mind about when to invest in a space station,” he said. "It is time to look 10-15 years ahead rather than planning for incremental growth activities. Building our own space station will be beneficial on many counts and would also generate around 15,000 high-skilled jobs" Prasad, a Padma Shri awardee said in the year of 2016. Chatter about India participating in the International Space Station (ISS) have also been doing the rounds over the years. But ISRO, especially Govt. Of INDIA, continues to avoid programmes that are too costly and have very long duration. Thus, We should come together for a better & developed Space Station fully owned by INDIA itself..!!!