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Petition to Shri Narendra Modiji, Shri Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishankji', Shri Prahlad Singh Patelji, Shri Mahendra Nath Pandeyji

Degree for Vegetarians in Hotel/Hospitality Management Courses

  DEGREE FOR VEGETARIAN’S IN HOTEL MANAGEMENT COURSES Around the globe and also in India there are various religions, races, communities, castes and human groups which prefer eating vegetarian food only. Some Religions and communities are Vegetarian only. In India, majority of people are Pure Vegetarians, some are Non-Vegetarians while others are occasional non-vegetarians. Learning to prepare non-vegetarian food was compulsory in Hotel Management Degree Course till recently. Due to that, there was no option available to the students other than to practically prepare and present the non-vegetarian food. Students coming from Vegetarian Families who were inclined towards this esteemed course were deprived admission by their parents. Recently, Ministry of Tourism has given option of “learning Vegetarian only” in all the  NCHMCT , Tourism Ministry, Central Government , Institutions it is running all over India. With this initiative the passionate students can take admission and pursue career in the field of Hotel Management. But the awareness on large scale is required to be undertaken for the Vegetarian passionate students about availability of option of "learning Vegetarian Only" It is strongly suggested that there should be an option of “learning Vegetarian only” in present degree course for Vegetarians in Hotel Management Studies in all the Institutions whether run by Government or Deemed Universities, by State Governments or by private Hotel Management Education Institutions. Such change is highly recommended as it is the need of society. Such a degree at all institutions will not only be a boost for the students but it will also benefit the Hotel and Tourism Industry, by getting qualified intelligent Vegetarian Chefs and staff in India and all over world. In this Course, students have to study in more than 40 different subjects like Accommodation, Laws, Travel & Tourism, HR Management, Accounting, etc. out of which Culinary Skills (Cooking) is one of the specialized areas. So, the Vegetarian students were not only losing the Opportunity to learn this skill but they even cannot learn other subjects and were deprived of having their career in those areas. Once this option is introduced at all places, then various people around the world can enjoy different and new delicacies of Vegetarian dishes. Many Renowned chains of Hotel, airline companies and passenger cruises operating internationally serve pure vegetarian food during stay and travel, can provide it with authenticity. Also , the Government initiatives like Skill Development, Swatch Bharat, Healthy India, etc will get big booster by bringing this option in Hotel / Hospitality Management Institutions. Also, we request the Hotel Industry to have designated only Vegetarian Restaurant with dedicated only Vegetarian Kitchen in all star hotels where more than one Restaurant is available. In this regards, I appeal you to use your good offices to support the cause and bring a “Degree for Vegetarians in Hotel Management Course” in reality by pursuing the need to Heads of Governments, Education, Tourism Ministers, AICTE, NCHMCT, Universities and other concerned authorities at all levels.  CA Chandrashekhar R Luniya,Pune. M : 098222 57474 Email:

CA Chandrashekhar Luniya
17,872 supporters
Started 8 months ago

Petition to , ,

No curbs on research

We academics of India are shocked and dismayed at the decision of our educational authorities to confine research at university level to areas of predetermined national importance and ‘relevance’. We believe this proposal will terminally impair the pursuit of knowledge in this country. It will thus be grossly detrimental to the national interest, irrespective of the specific benefit an individual project may or may not confer. Research, by definition, is guided by the spirit of free inquiry. A knowledge order, of which the knowledge economy is a part, must explore all avenues of inquiry, for two reasons. The first is intrinsic to the material or content of research. All fields of study are potentially linked to all others. Fundamental and theoretical research, apparently of ‘academic interest’ alone, underlie all technological progress and social uplift. The course of such research is impossible to foretell, let alone prescribe in advance. The greatest discoveries often come about by defying standard bounds and assumptions; some might be literally ‘un-thinkable’ until they materialize, so that there is no question of including them in a pre-set list of topics. To tie down research to such a list will stifle the creative potential of the academic community, especially the young researchers on whom our knowledge order must rely in days to come. As it is, the greater part of such talent tends to go abroad, sometimes achieving a success there which, it is claimed, our own research environment does not allow. The present decision will make this brain drain total. The Indian research effort will be reduced to new applications (if even that) of fundamental research carried out elsewhere – often, ironically, by researchers hailing from this country. The second reason for an open knowledge order is motivational. Research is a process of intellectual adventure. If a researcher feels her work must follow the beaten track of pre-set norms and expectations, it will obviously affect the free course of her inquiry. It is wrongly assumed that this risk chiefly applies to the social sciences and humanities. Research in ‘pure’ science and technology is no less affected by human factors and power relationships. As a particularly pernicious outcome, the damage will percolate to students at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, the researchers of tomorrow. As it is, we often complain that they are restricted to rote-learning and set patterns of thought. This unhappy situation will now become the desired norm, permanently destroying our hopes of a future research culture. The basic reasons for condemning the current proposal are thus intellectual and methodological. It is the more alarming that its guiding motive appears to be political. There may always have been a certain unease between educators and researchers on the one hand, and administrators and politicians on the other; but there was also a working relationship and a modicum of mutual respect. In recent years, this working order has been destabilized by open distrust of and attacks on the professionally most committed section of the academic community. The new proposal will reduce the conflict by virtually eliminating the articulate and free-thinking body of academics. This may bring about a temporary lull in campus unrest; equally, it may greatly increase unrest as academics and researchers struggle to retain their already precarious space. Either way, the long-term damage to India’s knowledge eco-system will be incalculable. As yet, the proposal has been implemented only on a few campuses, with little practical consequence. We earnestly appeal to all educational authorities to repeal their directives in this respect, and to refrain from issuing future directives seeking to control the academic programme of universities and research institutions. Freedom of operation is the mother element of academic inquiry. It is in the nation’s interest to protect it.

Sukanta Chaudhuri
13,814 supporters
Started 12 months ago

Petition to ANITA KARWAL

India education system, fish no longer forced to climb trees and the right way of teaching

Problemalbert einstein says “Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.” but today education system not only does he make fish climb tree but also makes them climb down and do a 10 mile run. turning million of people into robots , do you find that fun? do you realize how many kids relate to that fish many of students , believing they are useless , they are useless. actually they ( school )were made to train people to work in factories. which explains why they put students in straight row and if you want to speak then raise your hand , sir may i speak ? what the hell .they give them a short break to eat and for 8 hours a day tell them what to think and in result they give a Letter A grade which determines product ( student ) quality.Ask the scientist , they will tell you that no two brains are the same so plz expain why u treat student like cookie cutter frames it is just like a doctor who prescribe same medicine to all his patients , u will fund result . the result will be many people would get sick actually this is really happens in school .the teachers teach every students in the same way and same time ! even they (teachers ) know that every student have different habit ,different need ,different dreams ,different strength but they never stop or raised voice against itSolutionCountries like Finland they have shorten school days teacher make a decent wages , homework is non-existant and they focus on collaboration instead of competition there is no single solution .in shot i want my country where no fish judged by its ability to climb a tree.copy but true

Naman khagwal
14 supporters
Started 12 months ago

Petition to chief justice of telangana

Board of Intermediate of Telangana is a Failure; Students Dying, Parents Crying, Cheated !

1.   FACTS IN BRIEF : That the brief facts leading to the rise of the present case are enumerated hereunder  4.1. Tuition Fee for Intermediate Colleges: a.   On 24th May 2013 the government of the then Andhra Pradesh released a notification Rc. No. IA-1/932/2011 in which the tuition fee chargeable by the private, aided & co-operative Junior Colleges in the state in which the tuition fee is mentioned as follows:  b.   The same was also confirmed through the RTI application if the tuition fee has every changed and what the current academic year 2018-2019 tuition fee in intermediate colleges can collect. The RTI was responded to by the Board of Intermediate through registered post letter Rc.No.90/1st appellate authority/RTI/2018/, dated 06th July 2018 and confirmed that the aforementioned tuition is still continuing. Yet we have thousands of colleges operating in the state who are operating and collecting tuition fee from the parents ranging from 80 thousand to 1.25 lakhs per annum illegally.  4.2. Unauthorized Talent Hunt Exams: a. Section 7 of The Telangana State Public (Prevention of Malpractices and Unfair (Means)) Act, 1997 states as follows:  “Section 7. No person connected with an educational institution or a tutorial institution shall offer or promise any guarantee of performance or success at a public examination in advance as an inducement for, admission into such educational institution or tutorial institution.”  Yet, we have thousands of such colleges conducting talent hunt exams which are conducting talent hunt exams charging 200/- INR per students which is usually participated in by hundreds of students at the college and has become a revenue generation model for the college authorities. If the students study at our centre, college or tutorial, then the candidates will surely become an IAS/IPS, etc is an inducement the colleges are making. U/s 8 of the same act minimum 3 years of imprisonment which shall be up to 7 years. 4.3. Unauthorized Courses (IIIT, NEET, EAMCET Coaching, etc): a.   Through the RTI application to the “Board of Intermediate” of Telangana State it has been confirmed that the intermediate colleges affiliated to the Board of Intermediate of Telangana are not authorized to conduct any such courses that are not recognized by the board of intermediate or anything other than what the college has procured an affiliation with. Yet, practically every college is offering packages of courses and looting lacs of rupees from the parents by including the courses along with the Intermediate courses (ex: MPC+EAMCET, CEC+IIIT, etc) and inducing the parents off of their ignorance and cheating them. If they are not authorized to conduct any other course other than what has been permitted to them by the “Board of Intermediate” of Telangana. This must be strictly prohibited and a significant financial penalty must be levied on the colleges and BIE officials for failing to do their job and effectively implementing the norms, provisions, guideline and G.O’s. issued in the interest of the students.  4.4. Running the Colleges beyond permissible Time limits: a.   Right to life and liberty are important for human dignity and are also the elements guaranteed by the “Constitution of India” for every citizens. Yet, the intermediate colleges in the state have turned worse than poultry farms trying to generate the rankers, toppers and increase their own fame and the parents are equally responsible for this atrocities in the state. The “Board of Intermediate” of TS has confirmed that junior colleges (irrespective of Residential or Days Scholars) are allowed to operate only from 9:30 am IST to 4:30 pm IST. Annexure 2 serial # 14. b.    According to the state government figures during 2017-18 academic year more than 150 students across educational institutions in Hyderabad and elsewhere districts have committed suicide, with the Hyderabad City alone recording more than 30 suicides. During the academic year 2018-19 alone we have had more than 15 suicides reported in Hyderabad. c.   In November 2017 the “Board” has issued direction to all the intermediate colleges that the colleges be operated only between 9:30am to 4:30 pm IST, Games & Sports were to be made compulsory, Meditation & Yoga to be included in the daily schedule, The managements are also required to employ professional councilors as per the notification yet none of these are being incorporated or practiced by any college.   4.4. Only 88 Students per Section allowed: a. The Board of Intermediate released on 18th May 2018 with the Rc. No. 109/E2-3/2018-19 confirming the maximum people/section allowed, Seats to be reserved for SC & STs. Etc. In this circular it was made clear under serial # 5 it is clear that the college can have only 88 students per section and not allowed to have more than that. In serial # 2 of the same circular the seats that are required to be reserved for the ST, SC, BC, etc. is also mentioned; yet the colleges are not adhering to it and there is no enforcement or vigilance wing within the Board of Intermediate which is leading to ineffective implementation of the laws and also failure of justice to the backward class students who otherwise are unable to afford a decent education for themselves.  Issues Related to the Staff in Colleges: 4.6. Maintenance of Register and Powers & Duties of Inspectors: a. Section 68 of Shops & Establishment Act 1988 and the Rule 29 of Shops & Establishment Rule 1990 maintain registers i.e. under Rule 29 (1) for employment, 29 (2) Payment of Wages, 29 (3) Holiday List Register, 29 (6) Leave Register, etc. The said laws are applicable for the teachers/lecturers/professors etc. of the colleges, yet the college management have their own leave policies which are depriving the staff of the college the basic rights to leave.  4.7. Expecting Employee to be available during Weekly off on Social Meida (Whatsapp gropus), expecting response to emails etc. The employers are expecting the employees to be available on social media groups to address the issues that may crop up and call the employees during their week off’s and violating the privacy of the employees by cutting in to their private time off. This non sense has to stop in the state and enforcement agencies must do their job.  please sign this petition asking the chief justice of telangana to prosecute the Principal Secretary of Education Department for failing to do his job. Regards, Vijay Gopal President: Forum Against Corruption, Hyderabad, TS.

Vijay Gopal
2,171 supporters