Ramesh G Jethwani is a prolific "Letters to Editor writer/columnist, who over the decades has written over a thousand "Letters to editor" and few columns, which have been widely published in leading newspapers in India and in GCC(Gulf countries),These letters to editor/ Columns are a testimony to the power of his ideas,his letters and columns short and precious - have served a very useful purpose in drawing the attention of authorities about important issues concerning society and the governmnet. His father always emphasized the importance of public service Read more

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Narender Modi "A Great statesman and visionary par excellence".

(Noble prize of Peace 2017 for Narender Modi)

Today the world is already short of statesmen, most of them have left for the eternity, but Prime Minister of India, Mr Narendra Modi has come as a breath of fresh air.After the historical mandate of 2014 general elections, when Mr Narendra Modi... Read More

Narender Modi "A Great statesman and visionary par excellence".
(Noble prize of Peace 2017 for Narender Modi)

Today the world is already short of statesmen, most of them have left for the eternity, but Prime Minister of India, Mr Narendra Modi has come as a breath of fresh air.After the historical mandate of 2014 general elections, when Mr Narendra Modi took oath as the prime Minister of India on 26th May 2014, Thus he became the first ever Indian Prime minister who was born after country attained independence. Narender Modi with his dedication and determination has taken certain historical decisions for nation building ,which nation needed immediate attention.

Modi Government's Public welfare schemes.


Modi governmnet's welfare policies of development for all (Sabka saath, sabka vikas) targets all citizens of the country, irrespective of religion,region,class,caste and language which will show results in the coming years.Even visiting Australian Prime Minister said during his visit to India that Prime Minister Modi is leading India on an 'extraordinary journey of development'.

Modi governmnet has taken several visionary steps for the welfare of people,his innovative schemes, like Digital India, Make in India,Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana(housing for all in-2022),Pradhan Mantri's Jan Dhan Yojana and Swachh Bharat Abhiyan for the construction of new toilets in rural India which will greatly help rural women, Grant of Rs 6,000/ for women during pregnancy which will help them to some extent to take nutrition food.

Another Land mark welfare scheme of the Narender Modi governmnet is the drastic reduction of the prices of medical Stents commonly used in treatment of heart disease, thus making heart treatment available to the common man of the country at highly reduced rates, Modi governmnet is also working for betterment of health services in the country by opening more Premier health institutes like All Institutes of medical science(AIIMS) in different parts of the country, where medical facilities are not adequate,as a part of the Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana (PMSSY).

His governmnet is also augmenting the Cancer treatment facilities especial in the Northeastern states, it will greatly benefit people there, presently they have to travel to all the away to places like Mumbai at especially at "Tata memorial cancer hospital".

Modi government has started a innovative scheme "Udan", where even the common man of the country can fly as part of the government subsidy.It will also give the much-needed last mile connectivity from the major Airports of the country to the small towns having airstrips.

In his endure to develop high quality world class roads in the Country,Prime Minister Narender Modi is ably supported by Mr Nitin Gadkari, a highly dynamic minister of Road Transport and Highways and Shipping, His ministry is developing national highways at much faster pace,which will benefit the economy in a big way and will create more jobs, they are also planning to convert roads into cement -concrete ones to ensure their stability and durability.which will reduce potholes and highway accidents.


Defense

Prime Minister Narender Modi's government is working hard to modernize defense forces by providing them with hi-tech defense equipment,better training, even latest CAG report has pointed that there is massive shortage of ammunition in the Army, it can be fatal in the sudden wars, Beside his governmnet of India has agreed for One Rank One Pension(OROP) as this demand of ex-servicemen was pending for a long time,

His decision of surgical strikes against Pakistan was a good decision which was applauded by the whole country.


As Chief Minister of Gujarat

His work as chief Minister of his home state of Gujrat was most praise worthy,where he was the chief Minister for the record four terms,During the devastating earth quake in Kutch Gujrat, his government had put tremendous efforts for the for the rehabilitation work and reconstruction of housing, public buildings and basic social infrastructure for the earthquake victims, this was appreciated by the country but world wide,Finally many states in country are following Gujarat model of development.


Narendra Modi"s journey from RSS prachark to Prime minister

His contribution after three years as prime minister is extremely praiseworthy.He has come a long way from a humble background of being to R.S.S Pracharak,to a credible politician, who took over as 14th chief minister of Gujarat in 2001 and finally to the post of the Prime Minister of the country in 2014,His speeches are with full of ideas and for nation building,which can change the lives of people in the next few yeas.

In his three years as Prime Minister,it is proved beyond doubt that Narendra Modi is the most charismatic, visionary politician of the country, India has ever produced.


YOGA

Narendra Modi’s initiative for making one day annually as "Yoga day" has received overwhelming response even at the UN, where total 177 countries across the world came together and passed the resolution to declare 21st June as the "International Day of Yoga",

Today popularity of yoga outside India is very high, Yoga has connected the world with India, many countries in the world don't know our culture and language but world is getting connected with India because of Yoga'.

Narendra Modi has rightly said,during ancient times,Yoga was practiced only by sages and monks in Himalayan caves, but today it has got acceptance worldwide and it has becoming part of daily life,world has recognized the benefits of yoga in controlling modern day diseases and relieving stress.


NRI"s/Person's of Indian origin.

India has largest diaspora population in the world, Today NRI's/Persons of India Origin feel proud that their Prime Minister is in touch with them and his governmnet cares for them,There are about 16 millions NRI's/Persons of India origin settled in different parts of world,These include millions of migrants labourers in the Gulf countries and professionals in North America and Great Britain,whenever Prime Minister Modi visits them,Indian community has been demonstrably enthused and enlivened with his visits,

When he visited U.A.E in 2015,where nearly 2,6 millions Indian expatriates live,forming the biggest expatriate population,In a politically astute move,he addressed mammoth gathering of 50,000 people in Dubai (UAE),This was the biggest congregation of the Indian diaspora ever assembled to listen to the speech of any of their Prime Minister,this was something exceptionally unusual in the Gulf countries,where even gathering of even 1,000 people is exceptionally rare,he even visited labour camp of Indian workers in Abu Dhabi,which proved that Prime Minister of India Modi cares for them, as these workers work in hot summer of Gulf where temperature rises up to 50 centigrade and send home money.

it is estimated that expatriates from Gulf region send back home remittance of well 60 billions dollars which substantially add to country's economy.

Same enthusiasm was seen when Modi visited other countries where large numbers of Indians are there like Saudi Arabia.Qatar,Even when he visited USA, Australia, he got the same grand reception by Indian diaspora.

During his visit to USA in 2014,he was given a grand a reception by N.R.I's/People of Indian origin at the Iconic Madison square garden, New York,which was fully packed with people to listen his speech.


FOREIGN POLICY

Modi government's foreign policy initiatives are praise worthy, which have realized the true potential and role of India "As the world’s largest democracy" on the global arena. His governmnet's overwhelming foreign policy has been the balanced one,

Improving India's ties with Middle eastern countries has been high on Modi's agenda,but in particular he has greatly focused on the strong ties with the Arab world and with G.C.C countries,

The visit of Indian prime minister Narender Modi to the UAE after 34 years ,heralds a new era of comprehensive strategic partnership between India and U.A.E at the government to government level.The last visit was in 1981 by then Prime Minster Indira Gandhi in 1981.

Our ties with G.C.C countries have moved beyond from buyer and seller relation to next level of governmnet to governmnet basis in particular on the terrorism emanating from Pakistan as some of the GCC countries like Saudi Arabia ,Qatar and U.A.E rulers have good personal relationship with most of the Pakistani leadership irrespective of which party is in power ,whether its Asif Zardari or Nawaz Sharif and also they have good relations with with top Army Brass.


GCC countries are looking to "invest East" through their sovereign funds.


GCC countries especially U.A.E,Saudi Arabia and Qatar,have started "looking east policy" for their investments ,Each of these GCC countries have their very well managed sovereign funds "Arabian Gulf sovereign wealth funds (SWFs)"which runs into hundreds of billions of Dollars, made from of booming oil income, when prices of oil was high.

“Due to huge Sovereign Reserves Funds (SWFs) with these countries, their economic managers actively try and locate avenues of investment which are safe and profitable.For example, Abu Dhabi has a reserve of $ 1 triolion, Saudi Arabia has $ 800 Billions,Qatar has $ 340 Billion, Kuwait has $ 592 Billions,Oman and Bahrain also have good Sovereign Reserves Funds (SWFs)

After Historical visit of the Indian Prime Minister Modi To Gulf Countries,Governmnets of these countries are very impressed with governance of Narender Modi governmnet, UAE, Saudi Arabia, and Qatar,Kuwait and Bahrain and Oman Governments are all planning to Invest in booming India Economy,through their sovereign funds, Individually even large business houses from G.C.C countries are planning to Invest in booming Indian economy.GCC countries have established these funds for the strategic design to diversify from oil dependent economy.

He has visited more than 45 countries and most places he has received overwhelming welcome, After he took over as prime minister in 2014, Several important world leaders have visited India ,those include Chinese President Xi Jinping,Prime Minister of Australia Tony Abbott,President Vladimir Putin of Russia,German Chenceller Angela Merkel ,Palestine President Mahmmod Abbas, Turkish president Tayyap Erdogan, Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena and most important visit of His Highness Shaikh Mohmmed Bin Zayed Al Nayan and many other dignitaries.His speech at General assembly of United Nations was appreciated across the world, all those who listened to his this speech at UN general assembly,commented that a Narender Modi a new statesman has arrived on global arena.

The visit of the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi(U.A.E), Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, to India as the chief guest at the Republic Day event , marks an extraordinary movement of relations between the India and the Arab Gulf countries, and in particular the United Arab Emirates,Another important event that enhances the India U.A.E friendship is the participation of a U.A.E contingent at the Republic Day parade.



If India wants to be a great nation, it will have to have good relations with its neighbours, even during Vajpayee's times as was Prime Minister,when he visited Lahore Pakistan,Kargil happened but he extended hand of friendship with Pakistan,so as Modi,when he went to Lahore Pakistan to extend the hand of friendship,but unfortunately Pathankot happened there after.


Today 1.25 billion people of this great country "India" feel proud, that their prime Minister Narendra Modi is giving them a corruption free governmnet and taking the country towards stability and path of greater economic reforms for the welfare of the country.

Prime Minister Narender Modi's policies of economic and social liberalization are successfully heralding an unprecedented era of political peace and economic development in the country and in the region.


Modi a Great statesman and great visionary par excellence.



We can compare Prime Minister Narender Modi among the world's top statesman likeSardar Patel, Indira Gandhi and Atal Bihari Vajpayee of India ,Lee Kuan Yew of Singapore, Gamal Abdel Nasser of Egypt,Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan of U.A.E, King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia, Marshal Tito of Yugoslavia ,Sukarno of Indonesia ,Nelson Mandela of south Africa, and first President of Ghana Kwame Nkrumah,

Today Prime Minister Modi commands very high respect in the global arena particularly in African countries, Middle east and especially among the Rulers/governments of G.C.C countries with whom he has established personel rapport and they consider Prime Minister Modi as visionary leader,man of peace and development and above all their valuable friend who can be relied upon.During his visit to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in April 2016,

In a special gesture to honour Indian pime Minister Narender Modi,he was conferred with the highest and prestigious civilian honour of Kingdom of Saudi Arabia "King Abdulaziz sash" which is named after the founder of Modern Saudi State.

A statesman is one,who, has earned the highest respect from his countrymen and from world at large,Narendra Modi can be put on the same pedestal that of any of the great statesmen world has produced ,


Comments of Historian/Dignitaries on Modi's governance.


I fully agree with the comments of Mr Ramachandra Guha,Rajya Sabha M.P and India's most celebrated Historian and writer,who has rightly said, during his recent speech at London school of economics(LSE) that Narender Modi is all set to become India's third most successful Prime Minister of India with a pan India vision after Jawahar Lal Nehru and Indira Gandhi and whose" charisma and his appeal” transcends all boundaries of caste,language and region in the nation,

Even visiting Australian Prime Minister said during his visit to India that Modi is leading India on an 'extraordinary journey of development'.


Only history will judge Prime Minister Narendra Modi's work for his country,he is a statesman who has strived hard for the economic development for the country and for the peace in this volatile region where our two immediate next door neighbours have vast nuclear arsenal.

Even after three years of his successful and scam free tenure as Prime Minister of India after the 2014 historic win, Narender Modi is still very humble spends long hours in his official work,he travels extensively in all parts of India and has traveled 45 countries. He has no personal agenda,he only works for the betterment of the country.


This is a true mark of a great statesman.


Noble committee in Norway should consider Narender Modi for the Nobel prize of Peace, (2017)who has strived hard to bring peace in this volatile nuclear region.

- Ramesh G Jethwani Bangalore.

Nominate "L.K.Advani" as 14th President of India

Sir,Since independence ,from Dr Rajendra Prasad to Mr Pranab Mukherjee ,country has seen 13 presidents ,most of them have been truly deserved persons who were stalwart in their own way and have discharged the high office of President of India in most... Read More

Nominate "L.K.Advani" as 14th President of India

Sir,Since independence ,from Dr Rajendra Prasad to Mr Pranab Mukherjee ,country has seen 13 presidents ,most of them have been truly deserved persons who were stalwart in their own way and have discharged the high office of President of India in most distuingshed manner.

For many, Mr L.K.Advani will remain one of the tallest leaders of India,and only time will judge his greatness,he is a senior leader who has rendered exemplary services to country, he has held the post of leader of opposition, deputy prime minister of India with Home portfolio and has performed his duties in most distuingshed manner ,

In appreciating his service to the nation, All Political parties across the line, opposition and NDA should come together and nominate L.K.Advani for the post of the 14th President of India on consensus basis, that will the fitting tribute to the man who has been in public life for more than 60 years , in different capacities and his intigrity has never been questioned and has done exemplary services to the nation .

The need of the hour is to have a president who is acceptable across party lines and Mr Advani fits this criteria.

- Ramesh G Jethwani Bangalore.

Pranab is the right choice

Khaleej Times India / 21 June 2012-L.E.

Today, India is at the crossroads. It was discouraging that the post of President of India is being tarnished in the name of cast, religion, community and politics.If we go back in history, we can see that we always had Presidents who brought laurels to country... Read More

Pranab is the right choice
Khaleej Times India / 21 June 2012-L.E.

Today, India is at the crossroads. It was discouraging that the post of President of India is being tarnished in the name of cast, religion, community and politics. If we go back in history, we can see that we always had Presidents who brought laurels to country. The UPA has officially announced Pranab Mukherjee as the presidential candidate, Pranab Mukherjee has a long and distinguished record of public service spanning over five decades. Already many parties have come around to support him. In the best interest of nation, I feel that all parties should support him.

The 78-year-old Mukherjee is a man of unparalleled experience, and has served the nation at different times as finance minister, defence minister and foreign minister.

- Ramesh G Jethwani Bangalore.

Ansari’s second term

DNA-9 Aug 2012-L.E.

Hamid Ansari has been elected for a second term as the vice president. It is the only second instance after Dr S Radhakrishnan who went on to become the president of India. As a chairman of the Rajya Sabha (RS), Ansari always carried out the proceedings of the House in ... Read More

Ansari’s second term
DNA-9 Aug 2012-L.E.

Hamid Ansari has been elected for a second term as the vice president. It is the only second instance after Dr S Radhakrishnan who went on to become the president of India. As a chairman of the Rajya Sabha (RS), Ansari always carried out the proceedings of the House in the most distinguished manner and upheld the dignity of the chair.

He is respected by all the parties. He has taken many path-finding initiatives regarding the proceedings in RS, like taking up of questions even when members who listed them were absent. This way, he ensured that the questions did not lapse. He also took the initiative of making RS a paperless office. Ansari was an ambassador to UAE and Saudi Arabia and headed India’s permanent mission at the UN. After retiring from IFS, he served as the vice-chancellor of the Aligarh Muslim University and as chairman of National Minorities Commission.

He is also a recipient of the Padma Shri. He is a great consensus maker and as the vice-president of India, he will always be a great asset to nation. In fact, a better and experienced person for this position will be hard to find.

- Ramesh G Jethwani Bangalore.

LK Advani, a leader with integrity

DNA Monday december 21 2009

For millions in the Country, LK Advani will be remembered as a man instrumental in making BJP a frontline party in Indian politics. He helped form a sustainable opposition in Parliament for democracy to function well. He has served the nation in his full capacity, and .... Read More

LK Advani, a leader with integrity
DNA Monday december 21 2009

For millions in the Country, LK Advani will be remembered as a man instrumental in making BJP a frontline party in Indian politics. He helped form a sustainable opposition in Parliament for democracy to function well. He has served the nation in his full capacity, and in spite of a few blemishes, his integrity as a leader cannot be questioned.

For many, Advani will remain one of the tallest leaders and only time will judge his greatness. Moreover, by stepping down from his post as the leader of Opposition to make way for younger leaders, Advani has exhibited his generosity once again. Now with Nitin Gadkari, a dynamic go-getter at the helm of BJP's affairs, we hope the party strives to become better.

- Ramesh G Jethwani Bangalore.

Governor of Karnataka VajuBhai Vala is a highly distuingshed person

Sir, Mr Vajubhai Vala, the honourable governor of Karnataka,is a veteran and highly respected politician,hailing from the state of Gujrat, he is a man of unparalleled experience and before being appointed Governor of Karnataka,he served in the state of ... Read More

Governor of Karnataka VajuBhai Vala is a highly distuingshed person

Sir, Mr Vajubhai Vala, the honourable governor of Karnataka,is a veteran and highly respected politician,hailing from the state of Gujrat, he is a man of unparalleled experience and before being appointed Governor of Karnataka,he served in the state of Gujarat as Mayor of Rajkot,finance and revenue minister and Hon speaker of Gujarat where he had shown his qualities as a excellent administrator and consensus maker.

He started his political journey with a humble beginning in the RSS in 1970, then it has been a steady rise in his political career which started as a Mayor of city of Rajkot and Legislature, Minister in Gujarat governmnet and there he held very important portfolios including that of finance and revenue,he also had the honour of presenting the record number of 18 Budgets in Gujarat, he was also unanimously elected as the speaker of Gujarat assembly(2012-2014) before being appointed the governor of Karnataka, Mr Vajubhai Vala,was also the party president of BJP unit in Gujarat, and had done the enormous contribution to the growth of BJP in Gujrat.

Mr Vajubhai Vala is a very close confidant of Prime Minister Narender Modi and had vacated his Rajkot assembly seat for him, when later went to Gujarat as a chief minister replacing Keshubhai Patel in 2001,In 2012,he was also elected unanimously as the speaker of the Gujarat Assembly ,Narendra Modi always praised his statesmanship and called him a highly motivating force with a great sense of humour,He is an administrator par excellence with extraordinary leadership qualities he is also a person of embodiment simplicity ,honesty and humility who in spite of holding important positions, is always down to earth person.

Governor Vajubhai Vala is a qualified Lawyer, an illustrative legislature who is very well versed with parliamentary proceedings and had carried out his proceedings of house as Speaker of Gujrat assembly in most distinguished manner without any sort of controversy and always upheld the dignity of house, In his home town Rajkot,he is remembered as the person who pioneered the emergence of co-operative para banking which helped the cause of common man especially poor,farmers and downtrodden people in a big way .

I had a privilege to listen to his one of speech during the annual function of Eid Milad ,organised by my good freind and also a distuingshed Bangalorean Mr Feroz Abdullah , his speeches are so emotional which remains connected with the audience , during his speech Hon Governor became very emotional and and talked about the unity among Hindu and Muslims.

Seeing his wide experience in public life as legislature,speaker,Minister and governor, Prime minister Narender Modi/ NDA should recommend his name for the post of Vice President Of India,it will give prestige to the high office of vice president of India.

- Ramesh G Jethwani Bangalore.

Vasundhara Raje "A Charismatic leader"

Sir,Smt Vasundhara Raje Ji, has the honour of being the first female Chief Minister of male dominated state of Rajasthan, she is a veteran Indian politician who has been Chief Minister of Rajasthan twice (2003,2013),she was also Minister of.... Read More

Vasundhara Raje "A Charismatic leader"

Sir,Smt Vasundhara Raje Ji, has the honour of being the first female Chief Minister of male dominated state of Rajasthan, she is a veteran Indian politician who has been Chief Minister of Rajasthan twice (2003,2013),she was also Minister of state in Vajpayee cabinet,

She comes from the Royal family of Gwalior, which was very well connected politically, her mother Vijaya Raje Scindia was called Rajmata of Gwalior, who was also a prominent politician of India, For many decades, She was also an active member, of the Jana Sangh and the Bharatiya Janata Party,she was in the forefront of BJP leadership in 1980 and was made one of its vice president.

She came into Rajasthan state politics, when late Bhairo Singh Shekhawat one of the tallest leader of Rajasthan,was elevated to the post of vice president of India in 2002 , BJP contested Rajasthan state assembly polls of 2003 under her leadership and won 120 seats, She said my mission as chief minister of Rajasthan is to change state from feudal state to an all round progressive state of the country.Vasundhara Raje with her exceptional leadership qualities has driven the state of Rajasthan from tag of a backward state to a leading state of the country with her numerous policy initiatives,some of the her government's landmark decisions were abolishing the state's archaic laws, changing old labour laws and redefining the subsidy system, she always believes a "Better and developed Rajasthan means a better and developed India".

She is a highly motivating force with great sense of humour who has provided extraordinary leadership to the BJP and state administration,She is a great visionary and progressive leader who is well versed with administrative and legislative affairs and has come to be known as a very popular leader due to her ability to take strong and effective administrative decisions both at the party level and in government level, with her welfare policies, she has tried her best, so that all communities irrespective of caste, religion and class in the state live and progress together, and there is all round development leading towards to prosperity,

She is a one of the most charismatic, visionary politician of the country who can take decisions, especially during her 2nd tenure as chief minister she has worked tirelessly for the all round development of state and results are visible ,Today Rajasthan is known as Investor friendly state,

Whenever she is not in power, Vasundhara Raje works with more responsibilities and greater challenges and is always in contact with public and she keeps travelling the state with the aim of understanding and empathizing with their problems and solving them,

Vasundhra ji is a woman of substance and administrator par excellence with effective and strong decision making qualities, whose life is an ideal example of how women with their leadership qualities can make difference into the millions lives in the country that too in male dominated society of Rajasthan, she greatly believes in women empowerment and in 2007,

She was awarded 'women together award, by U.N.O, she is graduate with honours from one of the most prestigious college of India Sophia college Mumbai.

Though she comes from a Royal family background, but she has always been service oriented person, she has joined politics only with the mission to serve people as she consider politics is a best platform to address common man's grievances in most effective way, She is an avid reader and attends Literature Festivals especially jaipur Literature festival, she was fascinated towards books during her childhood days only and over the years she has collected vast collection of of books with diverse subject ,she is also a animal lover and wildlife enthusiast,

Smt Vasundhara Raje Ji always believes, the biggest strength of her is, people of Rajasthan, who have always stood by her, example is, she won 2013 assembly polls with thumping majority in the history of Rajasthan,when BJP got 163 seat out of 200 seats, these results have silenced all her critics .

Today Vasundhara Raje Ji remains the most popular leader of the desert state of Rajasthan, her flagship schemes are benefitting the common man in big way,"Sarkar aapke Dwar programme"in which government machinery with senior officers go to each of the seven division of the state for about 10-12 days,

Her Government is also trying very hard to bring in new investments in Rajasthan, one of the flagship project for investments is Delhi-Mumbai corridor,a major part of this project, passes through Rajasthan, Also by and large Rajasthan is a peaceful state, with abundant electricity and good law and order,good infrastructure in place , Rajasthan is a ideal place for investments

She is very popular on social media as well,where she has large followings, she has 3 millions followers on facebook and 158 thousands on twitter account.

Seeing his wide experience in public life as parliamentarian, union Minister and chief minister of highly sensitive important state of Rajasthan,Prime minister Narender Modi should consider her name for the post of Vice President Of India, she being a lady, it will give further prestige to the high office of vice president of India.

She has definitely met aspiration of large number of people of her constituency and state. May god give her good health so that she continue to guide us .

- Ramesh G Jethwani Bangalore.

Ashok Gehlot 'A politician with true Gandhian' spirit.

Sir, Mr Ashok Gehlot is a veteran and highly respected leader of congress party with distuingshed political career spanning for more than four decades , he hails from Rajasthan, Mr Ashok gehlot is a man of unparalleled political... Read More

Ashok Gehlot 'A politician with true Gandhian' spirit.

Sir, Mr Ashok Gehlot is a veteran and highly respected leader of congress party with distuingshed political career spanning for more than four decades , he hails from Rajasthan, Mr Ashok gehlot is a man of unparalleled political and administrative experience who has served twice as chief minister of Rajasthan ,he has also been five terms M.P from Jodhpur in Rajasthan and union minister in the cabinets of Indira Gandhi,Rajiv gandhi and then in P.V Narasimha Rao's cabinet,Ashok Gehlot A true gandhian

Ashok Gehlot is a strong organisation man who was first appointed state president of National Student's Union of India and successfully organised Congress's student wing in the state.he has done the enormous contribution to the growth of congress party in Rajasthan in big way, he is a M.A in economics and Law graduate,he is a excellent grassroot politician who worked untiringly for building congress party from scratch when congress was ousted by BJP in 2003, which resulted congress coming to power in 2008, today in Rajasthan, caste rivalries are redrawing political equations in a big way which was not seen before in Rajasthan ,

He is an administrator par excellence with extraordinary leadership qualities,he is also a persona of embodiment simplicity, honesty and humility who in spite of holding important positions, is always down to earth person.he is a man of good intent, who always retains the touch with the common man whether he is in power or not,in present day politics, you will rarely find such people

He is a highly service oriented person,who is greatly influenced by the teachings of Mahatma Gandhi, during 1971 war, he served in refugee camps in eastern parts of India and Prime Minister Indira gandhi was greatly influenced with his organisation skills.

As a Chief minister of Rajasthan,he will be best remembered as the person who pioneered the concept of free medicines and certain expensive medical test in governmnet hospitals in Rajasthan,which helped the common man especially poor,farmers and downtrodden people of society in a big way,he is an excellent administrator whose excellent drought management skills have been appreciated countrywide.

Leaders like Ashok gehlot ji are not only assets for the party they belong to, but to the the entire political class, he is a rare class of personality who is always deeply concerned about aspirations of poorest of poor, for this he has earned the great admiration from people of all walks of life. He is always available not only for the people of his Constituency but people from all from all parts of state,

In his tenure as chief minister of state, he greatly emphasized on the providing good administration and believed that government policies should be centered around common man's interest,in the present political scenario in the country, we will hardly find Politicians of stature of Ashok gehlot ji who are truly honest and dedicated to the causes of masses

- Ramesh G Jethwani Bangalore.

Ratan Tata

True legend ,The Statesman 31 December.

SIR, Ratan Tata took over as chairman of the Tata group in 1991 and transformed the company from a conventional corporate house to a $100-billion global conglomerate. Phenomenal have been the strides in the automobile sector. Another milestone achievement was the .... Read More

Ratan Tata
True legend ,The Statesman 31 December.

SIR, Ratan Tata took over as chairman of the Tata group in 1991 and transformed the company from a conventional corporate house to a $100-billion global conglomerate. Phenomenal have been the strides in the automobile sector. Another milestone achievement was the setting up of Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), a flagship enterprise in the IT segment. Cyrus Mistry is now at the helm of the organisation. We hope he will be able to reinforce the achievements of Ratan Tata, whose contribution to Indian industry is unrivaled.

- Ramesh G Jethwani Bangalore.

Humanitarian king

ARAB NEWS - 18 SEPTEMBER 2015

Custodian of Two Holy Mosques King Salman’s decision to give massive monetary compensation of SR1 million (about $266,705) to the families of the victims of the deadly crane collapse is reflective of his compassion and is a humanitarian gesture... Read More

Humanitarian king
ARAB NEWS - 18 SEPTEMBER 2015

Custodian of Two Holy Mosques King Salman’s decision to give massive monetary compensation of SR1 million (about $266,705) to the families of the victims of the deadly crane collapse is reflective of his compassion and is a humanitarian gesture.

This will definitely go a long way in alleviating the suffering of those who have lost their relatives in a fatal accident when a gigantic crane fell upon the pilgrims who were praying at the Sacred Mosque, killing 111 of them.

Other equally compassionate decisions of the king include inviting two relatives of every deceased to perform Haj next year. They will be treated as king’s guests. The king has ordered best possible medical assistance to all those who were injured and this demonstrates the king’s utmost concern and care for the guests who had come to perform Haj.

These benevolent gestures are unparalleled, which shows generous nature of the king of Saudi Arabia for people affected by this tragic accident.

I really salute the king for making this large-hearted announcement. He is a true leader of not only the Islamic world but is indeed a statesman of global level. His response to the incident must have given a message to the world that the Kingdom takes care of its guests particularly during pilgrimage.

- Ramesh G Jethwani Bangalore.

INIMITABLE ADVANI-

WEDNESDAY, 25 SEPTEMBER 2013 | RAMESH G JETHWANI | BANGALORE

SIR — THIS REFERS TO THE ARTICLE, “IRON MAN’S BONDS WITH BJP, RSS UNBREAKABLE” (SEPTEMBER 20) BY M RAMA JOIS. MR LK ADVANI WILL CONTINUE TO BE KNOWN AS A MAN WHO HAS BEEN INSTRUMENTAL IN INCREASING THE BJP’S STRENGTH... Read More

INIMITABLE ADVANI-
WEDNESDAY, 25 SEPTEMBER 2013 | RAMESH G JETHWANI | BANGALORE

SIR — THIS REFERS TO THE ARTICLE, “IRON MAN’S BONDS WITH BJP, RSS UNBREAKABLE” (SEPTEMBER 20) BY M RAMA JOIS. MR LK ADVANI WILL CONTINUE TO BE KNOWN AS A MAN WHO HAS BEEN INSTRUMENTAL IN INCREASING THE BJP’S STRENGTH FROM TWO SEATS IN PARLIAMENT TO 189 IN JUST A DECADE. HE HELPED FORM A SUSTAINABLE OPPOSITION PARTY IN PARLIAMENT. FOR DEMOCRACY TO RUN SMOOTHLY IN A COUNTRY, WE NEED A STRONG OPPOSITION, WHICH MR ADVANI HAS PROVIDED.

He has served the nation for more than 60 years in different capacities but his integrity has never been questioned. Mr Advani has no personal agenda except to give an alternative Government to the country. Mr Advani remains (and will remain) the tallest figure, and only history can judge such towering personalities. He is a mass leader who is not confined to a particular caste, region or constituency. Today, if Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi has a pan-India appeal, so does Mr Advani. Not even his worst critics can deny his enormous contribution to the growth of the BJP.

- Ramesh G Jethwani Bangalore.

Prof Rao is a gem of a person

Khaleej times, Filed on November 19, 2013-L.E

Conferring the Bharat Ratna on Prof CNR Rao is a most commendable step by the government of India, a befitting recognition of his immense contribution to the growth of science. He is an internationally recognised scientist and authority on solid state and material ... Read More

Prof Rao is a gem of a person
Khaleej times, Filed on November 19, 2013-L.E

Conferring the Bharat Ratna on Prof CNR Rao is a most commendable step by the government of India, a befitting recognition of his immense contribution to the growth of science.

He is an internationally recognised scientist and authority on solid state and material chemistry, the man behind India’s maiden Mars mission. This honour is for his extraordinary genius and devotion to science.

Prof Rao has also been honoured with several national and international awards, fellowships and doctorates, a testimony to his brilliance. He has authored 1,400 research papers and 45 books and heads the scientific advisory council of the prime minister of India. Despite these honours he is an incredibly simple, down-to-earth person. His Bharat Ratna is a tribute to the entire science and technology community of India.

- Ramesh G Jethwani Bangalore.

Paswan "A towering leader"

Sir, Veteran politician Mr Ram Vilas Paswan is a highly respected and front line leader of the country ,he belongs to Janata Party era, still is very active and serving the nation with full dedication,he is a highly popular leader and man... Read More

Paswan "A towering leader"

Sir, Veteran politician Mr Ram Vilas Paswan is a highly respected and front line leader of the country ,he belongs to Janata Party era, still is very active and serving the nation with full dedication,he is a highly popular leader and man of unparalleled experience with great sense of humour, who has shown his qualities as a excellent administrator and consensus maker. Presently he is a senior minister in Narender Modi Governmnet holding the portfolio of Consumer ,food affairs and Public distribution, he is also the president of Lok Janshakti Party which was founded by him in Bihar in year 2000.

Ramvilas Paswan is also a highly educated,knowledgeable person with M.A and LLB degrees. His Political Journey started, when in spite of being qualified in the civil service examination from the Bihar Public service commission examination for the post of Dy.S.P, but in his argue and determination to be in public life,he opted out from civil services and joined active politics .

It has been a steady rise in Mr Ram Vilas Paswan's political career which started about five decades ago,he started this as a M.L.A in 1969,he has also the privilege to be the member of Lok Sabha for record number of 9 times,He has served as cabinet minister under six Prime ministers of India and held very important portfolios in union cabinet,Paswani Ji has distuingshed himself as a dynamic minister who works very hard .he is an administrator par excellence, an illustrative parliamentarian and a true democrat.

Mr Ramvilas Paswan has strong organisation capabilities ,in 2014 parliamentary election, his party Lok janshakti in alliance with NDA, won 6 out of 7 Lok Sabha seats,it is no less achievements .

He is also a persona of embodiment simplicity, honesty and humility who in spite of holding important positions as union cabinet minister for long time,is down to earth person,He is simple, very helpful and approachable person ,with strong secular credential and shuns casteism, though he is great supportive of empowerment of Dalits ,he does not follow religious rituals nor he believes much in Astrology or offers special expensive Pujas to please gods,Paswan ji belongs to Bihar ,but he has friends and well wishers across the nation and in all communities and political parties.he has a warm nature and is highly respected across party line due to his ability to connect and win friends across spectrum,

Mr Ram Vilas Paswan has always been concerned about the welfare of dalit community in the country and has done a lot for their empowerment,he has always urged the governmnet to extend the reservation for SC/St in the private sector also. Ram Vilas Paswan has always been in the forefront abut the demands of Dalit community in the Country,

It will be appropriate to call him a true messiah of dalit and other backward class communities of the the country after Baba Sahib Ambedkar, the cause of dalit empowerment is very dear to him.He is a workaholic person for whom public service is above everything,at core of his heart, he feels very sad at the plight of country's poor,less privileged people .

In his endure to serve people,he is ably supported by his wife Mrs Reena Paswan who is a very noble and humble lady and his son Chirag Paswan, who was a film star and had acted in films for some time, but later he decided to came to politics to help his father in running the party, presently he is in active politician and is MP from Jumoi Constituency from Bihar, he takes very active interest in running the party founded by his father Lok Janshakti party in year 2000

Paswan ji's life of service and sacrifice should serve as a benchmark for our present day political leaders,which will continue to inspire generations of politicians to come. It will be more appropriate to call him as “people’s leader,” May god give him good health so that he continue to serve nation.

Paswan Ji has earned the admiration of people of the country for his dedication, sense of public service and simplicity, he has met the aspiration of People.

Seeing his wide experience in public life as legislature, M.P and senior Minister under six prime minister, Prime Minister Narender Modi/ NDA should make him a candidate for the post of Vice President Of India,it will give prestige to the high office of vice president of India.

- Ramesh G Jethwani Bangalore.

Aung San Suu Kyi Myanmar's Mandela

Deccan Herald 13 November 2015-L.E.

Sir, The landslide victory of Myanmar's democracy champion Aung San Suu Kyi in the country's parliamentary election after 25 years of military rule reminds us of Nelson Mandela who after walking out of jail was elected South Africa's president. Such rare memorable ... Read More

Aung San Suu Kyi Myanmar's Mandela
Deccan Herald 13 November 2015-L.E.

Sir, The landslide victory of Myanmar's democracy champion Aung San Suu Kyi in the country's parliamentary election after 25 years of military rule reminds us of Nelson Mandela who after walking out of jail was elected South Africa's president. Such rare memorable moments are a triumph for democracy. The world awaits a similar moment for Suu Kyi. Given that this was the first free general election in decades, the massive turnout of 80 per cent of the country's 30 million eligible voters is truly remarkable.

India must seize this opportunity to open new era of partnership with Myanmar which is a potential gateway to the east.

- Ramesh G Jethwani Bangalore.

MYANMAR'S MOMENT-THE PIONEER

Saturday, 14 November 2015 | Ramesh G Jethwani | Bangalore

The landslide victory of Ms Aung San Suu Kyi in Myanmar's recent parliamentary election is akin to the moment when Nelson Mandela walked out of jail to become President of a new South Africa. Both moments are rare and mark a triumph for democracy. Ms Suu Kyi spent many years under house arrest and... Read More

MYANMAR'S MOMENT-THE PIONEER
Saturday, 14 November 2015 | Ramesh G Jethwani | Bangalore

The landslide victory of Ms Aung San Suu Kyi in Myanmar's recent parliamentary election is akin to the moment when Nelson Mandela walked out of jail to become President of a new South Africa. Both moments are rare and mark a triumph for democracy. Ms Suu Kyi spent many years under house arrest and it will indeed be a historic event if she finally leads her country, after her party won a free and fair election. She has already won the heart of millions of people at home and is respected worldwide.

Once at the helm, Ms Suu Kyi should take some concrete steps to alleviate the misery of the stateless Rohingya Muslims and work with the rest of the world to open up Myanmar as the great gateway to the East.

- Ramesh G Jethwani Bangalore.

T.N.Chaturvedi "A Most eminent and outstanding person of the country.

Sir, Mr Triloki Nath Chaturvedi who retired as the honourable governor of Karnataka,is among the most eminent person of the country, he is a 1950 batch Rajasthan cadre IAS officer. He is a highly cultured person,an able administrator,illustrative Parliamentarian and true... Read More

T.N.Chaturvedi "A Most eminent and outstanding person of the country.

Sir, Mr Triloki Nath Chaturvedi who retired as the honourable governor of Karnataka,is among the most eminent person of the country, he is a 1950 batch Rajasthan cadre IAS officer. He is a highly cultured person.

During his distuingshed services ,Mr T.N.Chaturvedi ji ,was never afraid of telling the truth he always worked very courageously,he was an able but strict administrator, illustrative parliamentarian,He held several high level posts in the country,at the central governmnet as well in his cadre state of Rajasthan,

When he was the collector and district magistrate of Ajmer,the most important district of Rajasthan but also communally sensitive place during 50's and 60's, he worked in most impartial way and brought discipline in city,

He also held the post of Union education secretary,joint director of National Academy of Administration,Mussoorie.Director Indian Institute of Public Administration,Chief Secretary of Delhi Governmnet and chief commissioner of Chandigarh and went on to occupy the most prestigious and highest position in governmnet of India, Union Home Secretary of India, he was also held the post of post Independent India's 7th controller and auditor general of India (C.A.G),which is ranked number 9 in according to the order of precedence and has status as par with a supreme court Judge of India

During the period as Country's CAG,Mr T.N.Chaturvedi began an enquiry into the purchase of Bofor guns,in which he made scathing attacks on the governmnet, which changed the political history of country during that period, As a governor of Karnataka He worked in most unbiased way and gained wide appreciation and recognition from all political parties.He also published several books on important subjects of the country.

For his distinguished public services to nation, Mr T.N.Chaturvedi was awarded the country's 2nd highest civilian award the Padma Vibhushan in 1990, he was also member of House of elders the Rajya Sabha before becoming the governor of Karnataka The Institute of Public administration has instituted "T.N.Chaturvedi award" which is given to eminent persons for thier academically distuingshed contribution in public administration,

I want to recollect few instances about Mr T.N.Chaturvedi ji during his tenure as Collector of Ajmer ,My father was working in his office as superintendent/Accountant in collector's office, my father always said, he is the one of the most honest IAS officers he has ever seen and he likes his staff to be the honest as well,Ajmer has a famous shrine of sufi saint Khwaja sahib, from time to time he will visit dargah Bazar where we had our residence, My mother used to sit in window and before leaving he will always say namaste,During Indo-China war, there was a public meeting held at Naya Bazar Ajmer, which was presided by Collector sahib Shri Chaturvedi Ji,I made Rs 2/ contribution towards National defence fund ,he congratulated me and mentioned in his speech that Ramesh G jethwani is the son of one of his most honest staff late Mr Gagan das ji.when he was posted as Hon governor of karnataka(2002), when we went and met him , he was very kind and spent 10 minutes with him and asked about my parent's health.

Best wishes to Mr T N .Chaturvedi ji, for his post retirement life,he is happily settled in Noida,But in the annals of history, he will be best remembered for his distuingshed contribution to Public life in various positions, he is a person of impeccable pedigree during his 36 years of service ,there was not a single allegations of any favoritism or wrongdoing against him.his life will always remain an inspiration to today's Bureaucrats and his work has left an indelible imprint.

- Ramesh G Jethwani Bangalore.

Landslide victory for Myanmar's democratic champion "Aung San Suu Kyi"

ARAB NEWS — Friday 13 November 2015-L.E.

It's indeed a landslide victory for Myanmar's democratic champion Aung San Suu Kyi. This reminds us of Nelson Mandela who had been incarcerated in jail for 27 years before walking out to become South Africa's president... Read More

Landslide victory for Myanmar's democratic champion "Aung San Suu Kyi"
ARAB NEWS — Friday 13 November 2015-L.E.

It's indeed a landslide victory for Myanmar's democratic champion Aung San Suu Kyi. This reminds us of Nelson Mandela who had been incarcerated in jail for 27 years before walking out to become South Africa's president.

Suu Kyi, who spent decades of imprisonment in Myanmar, has finally come out to win overwhelmingly the parliamentary election.

Myanmar, after 25 years of military rule, is all set to hand power to Suu Kyi. These are indeed the memorable moments reflecting democracy's triumph.

Suu Kyi had the option to go into exile along with her family, but she chose to stay in the country remaining under house arrest for all these years. By taking a firm stand on a democratic form of government, she won many hearts in Myanmar and outside.

This is Myanmar's first free general election in decades, with massive turnout of 80 percent of the 30 million eligible voters, especially in the countryside.

Suu Kyi will however not find it easy as the road ahead is not full of roses. She would need to take concrete measures like the one on Rohingya issue. The minority Muslims have suffered a lot under the military junta and are deprived of their basic rights including the right to vote.

The world in general must seize this opportunity to open a new era of partnership with Myanmar, which is gateway to east.

- Ramesh G Jethwani Bangalore.

Free to choose - "Aung San Suu Kyi"

The Telegraph-20 Nov 2015-LE-

It's indeed a landslide victory for Myanmar's democratic champion Aung San Suu Kyi. This reminds us of Nelson Mandela who had been incarcerated in jail for 27 years before walking out to become South Africa's president... Read More

Free to choose - "Aung San Suu Kyi"
The Telegraph-20 Nov 2015-LE-

Sir - The landslide victory of Myanmar's champion of democracy, Aung San Suu Kyi, in the country's recently held parliamentary elections reminds us of Nelson Mandela's achievements in South Africa. The latter was elected as the president of South Africa in 1994, after being released from prison.

Such memorable moments, although rare, mark a triumph of democracy. The world has waited for the release of Suu Kyi for a long time. She has been rewarded handsomely after spending decades under house arrest. Although she had the option of leaving the country and staying with her husband in exile, she chose to stay back and place herself under house arrest. Her fight for restoring democracy in Myanmar has found the support of millions, both at home and abroad. It was remarkable to witness the large turnout of voters, who queued up to exercize their democratic rights, braving the blazing sun.

Now that Suu Kyi and her party have won the elections, she should take some concrete steps for the welfare of the ethnic minorities of the country, such as the Rohingya Muslims, who have suffered a lot under the rule of the military junta. The world must seize this opportunity to start a new era of partnership with Myanmar, which happens to be the 'Gateway to the East'.

Yours faithfully,

- Ramesh G Jethwani Bangalore.

Hegde will be remembered

DNA India 3 August 2011-L.E.

Justice N Santosh Hegde will always be remembered for his fight against those considered beyond the reach of law due to their political clout and financial power. He worked with missionary zeal as Lokayukta and made it a symbol of struggle made it a symbol of struggle against graft and corruption. His role in exposing illegal mining was exemplary... Read More

Hegde will be remembered
DNA India 3 August 2011-L.E.

Justice N Santosh Hegde will always be remembered for his fight against those considered beyond the reach of law due to their political clout and financial power.

He worked with missionary zeal as Lokayukta and made it a symbol of struggle against graft and corruption. His role in exposing illegal mining was exemplary.It is to be hoped that the states that do not have the institution of Lokayukta will look to build it up.

- Ramesh G Jethwani Bangalore.

N R Narayana Murthy,"Father of I.T revolution in India"

Sir,One of the most eminent business entrepreneur,we have seen in 21st century in India ,is Mr N R Narayana Murthy, who is best remembered for his immense contribution for revolutionizing Information Technology (I.T) sector in India, he is a leading... Read More

N R Narayana Murthy,"Father of I.T revolution in India"

Sir,One of the most eminent business entrepreneur,we have seen in 21st century in India ,is Mr N R Narayana Murthy, who is best remembered for his immense contribution for revolutionizing Information Technology (I.T) sector in India, he is a leading industrialist of the contemporary time of India and is counted amongst the greatest person who brought Indian Information.Technology(I.T) sector at the world stage. Narain Murthy is a staunch nationalist ,who is blessed with astute business sense,he always dreamed of becoming an entrepreneur in his own way and wanted to form such a company in his home country India ,which would create large job opportunities for the country’s youngsters especially in technological sector.Thus Infosys was born ,when he along his six colleagues all highly qualified Engineers from reputed Institutes,co-founded "Infosys a true indian company" which provided I.T business consulting, technology, engineering, and outsourcing services. Over the years, the Infosys has grown manifold to become one of the top I.T services global companies with corporate office in Bangalore(India). Today Infosys is a truly India headquartered multinational I.T company(M.N.C) which has presence across the globe, Everybody knows Narayana Murthy as one who made what infosys is today ,he always stood for value based corporate governance and believed in business with human face,hence it was his personal values in life for which he stood for, that helped him and his co infosys to reach such greater heights in business, where they are today.his leadership and entrepreneurship skills made a lot of differences in bringing growth of Infosys, thus bringing a new revolution in I.T in India,which helped Indian economy in a big way, Large I.T parks were set up where thousands of I.T engineers would work ,that also helped the growth of service sector in big way in india. Narayana Murthy after taking Infosys to such a greater height ,he gracefully retired to give chance to others to head infosys. Mr N R Narayana Murthy comes from a very humble background ,his father was a teacher, He is a highly educated person, who with his hard work joined Engineering college in Mysore,then got M.Tech from I.I.T from Kanpur, Best tribute to him will be to call him a person,who revolutionized I.T sector in India Even the ‘Time’ magazine described him as the “Father of Indian IT Sector”. He has been honored with several awards and citation for his exceptional contribution to the Information technology (I.T) sector in India,which includes Padma Shri in 2000 and 2nd highest civilian award Padma Vibhushan in 2008,he was also honoured with officer Legion of Honour(2008) In his personel life,he is human being par excellence,down to earth person,a statesman, philanthropist and staunch nationalist, who believes, part of individual wealth should be spent for good and charitable causes,hence he liberally contributes to good social causes at personel level and also through Infosys foundation which is managed by his legendary wife Mrs Sudha murthy. Mr N R Narayana Murthy is married to Sudha Kulkarni and has two children,his son Rohan Murthy and daughter Akshata Murthy. His wife is herself is a highly educated lady,M.E from (I.I.Sc) and a renowned social activist and writer. Mr and Mrs Narain Murthy are deeply committed persona, who wedded to the idea of better India, they believe some part of personel wealth should be shared for the good causes like welfare for those who can't afford health care, of education,hence they have contributed large part of their wealth to various social causes , Mrs Sudha Murthy,takes care of infosys foundation which contribute towards good social causes like developing Libraries constructing dharam shalas for poor patients at governmnet hospitals, Like at Kidwai cancer hospitals, Bangalore she is also a acclaimed writer who has published many books in Kannada and English, Mr N R Narayana Murthy's profound achievements and values should be source of inspiration for every indians ,we hope young entrepreneurs will walk into the steps of him.

- Ramesh G Jethwani Bangalore.

Continue the legacy

Gulf Times-29th June 2013-L.E.

Dear Sir, As a regular reader of Gulf Times online edition living outside Qatar, I would like to offer hearty congratulations to HH the Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani who was handed the reins of power by his father HH Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani on Tuesday. HH Sheikh Hamad’s decision to transfer power to the young heir apparent was historic... Read More

Continue the legacy
Gulf Times-29th June 2013-L.E.

Dear Sir,
As a regular reader of Gulf Times online edition living outside Qatar, I would like to offer hearty congratulations to HH the Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani who was handed the reins of power by his father HH Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani on Tuesday.

HH Sheikh Hamad’s decision to transfer power to the young heir apparent was historic.

Qatar, under the dynamic leadership of the Father Emir HH Sheikh Hamad, had developed into a political and economic powerhouse with multi-billion dollar investments across world. The Qatar government has wisely used its immense oil and gas wealth to drive modernisation in Qatar with world-class infrastructure projects. It was under Sheikh Hamad’s reign that Qatar had won the right to host the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

Under Sheikh Hamad, Qatar’s economy had grown significantly. He was a selfless ruler who always kept the interest of the nation above everything. We pray Almighty that new ruler of Qatar, HH Sheikh Tamim, will continue the legacy of HH Sheikh Hamad, taking Qatar to new heights in development and playing a greater role in Middle East and world affairs.

- Ramesh G Jethwani Bangalore.

India’s next president

Arab News--17 June 2012.

Sir,It is saddening to see how the post of the president of India is being tarnished in the name of caste, religion, community politics, etc. History tells us that all Indian presidents enjoyed a national consensus and brought laurels to the country. All of them played their respectives roles with utmost impartiality... Read More

India’s next president
Arab News--17 June 2012.

Sir,It is saddening to see how the post of the president of India is being tarnished in the name of caste, religion, community politics, etc. History tells us that all Indian presidents enjoyed a national consensus and brought laurels to the country. All of them played their respectives roles with utmost impartiality. With the UPA coalition government announcing Pranab Mukherjee, a veteran of Indian politics, as the presidential candidate, it is believed the credibility of the institution of the president will return. In the present circumstances, Mukherjee is the best choice as he holds a long and distinguished record of public service spanning over five decades. Already, several parties have announced their support to his candidature.

The National Democratic Alliance (NDA) too should come forward and support him. The 78-year-old Mukherjee is a man of unparalleled experience. Secular, sauve and respected across the country, he has in-depth knowledge of the Indian constitution, history, economy, as well as national and international politics. He has the rare distinction of having served the nation as the finance, defense and foreign minister, and of holding the post of the leader of the House in the Lok Sabha.

He has presided over Cabinet meetings for last 25 years in the absence of the prime minister and has headed a large number of committees of groups of ministers. Mukherjee is a highly educated man with degrees in history, political science and law, but he chose to serve the nation. He is also a devoted family man, and has two sons and a daughter. The need of the hour is to have a president who is acceptable across party lines and Mukherjee fits this criteria.

- Ramesh G Jethwani Bangalore.

Rahman Khan is an asset to the country

DNA India 4 April 2012-L.E.

Sir,K Rahman Khan, the outgoing deputy chairman of Rajya Sabha, will be remembered as a person who carried out his duties in the house in the most distinguished manner, without favour or prejudice. During his farewell, politicians cutting across party lines praised him in unequivocal voice... Read More

Rahman Khan is an asset to the country
DNA India 4 April 2012-L.E.

Sir,K Rahman Khan, the outgoing deputy chairman of Rajya Sabha, will be remembered as a person who carried out his duties in the house in the most distinguished manner, without favour or prejudice. During his farewell, politicians cutting across party lines praised him in unequivocal voice.

Whenever there were critical discussions in the house between treasury benches and opposition, he played his role to the perfection, and with great patience, to uphold the dignity of the chair. His ability to connect with the members was remarkable. khan has the reputation of a secular person and enjoys immense public goodwill.

He served four terms as Rajya Sabha member, which is a rare honor, Seasoned politicians like him are an asset to the country.

- Ramesh G Jethwani Bangalore.

MAGICAL LATAJI

Deccan Chronicle 30 September 2011.L.E.

Lata Mangeshkar has been the greatest female singer of our times. It has been six-and-half decades and her unique voice still continues to mesmerize us. Her melodies are firmly ensconced in the hearts of millions of fans across India and the world. She can sing hajans with as much ease as ghazals. Her soulful renditions are packed... Read More

MAGICAL LATAJI
Deccan Chronicle 30 September 2011.L.E.

Lata Mangeshkar has been the greatest female singer of our times. It has been six-and-half decades and her unique voice still continues to mesmerize us. Her melodies are firmly ensconced in the hearts of millions of fans across India and the world. She can sing hajans with as much ease as ghazals. Her soulful renditions are packed with expression and emotion, a technique that is quite unique to Lataji.

It's time for the nation to honour her with a magnificent tribute.

- Ramesh G Jethwani Bangalore.

Man to be reckoned with(Nitin Gadkari)

The Pioneer--22 Feb 2010--L.E.

This refers to your editorial, “Gadkari takes charge” (February 19). Rashid Kidwai, who has authored the biography of Congress president Sonia Gandhi, has rightly said that the “BJP is down but not out”. And with Mr Nitin Gadkari, Ms Sushma Swaraj and Mr Arun... Read More

Man to be reckoned with(Nitin Gadkari)
The Pioneer--22 Feb 2010--L.E.

This refers to your editorial, “Gadkari takes charge” (February 19). Rashid Kidwai, who has authored the biography of Congress president Sonia Gandhi, has rightly said that the “BJP is down but not out”. And with Mr Nitin Gadkari, Ms Sushma Swaraj and Mr Arun Jaitlety at the helm of affairs, the ball for generational shift has been set rolling.

Moreover, Mr Gadkari’s overture at the three-day BJP national and council meet in Indore has hit the right note. At this juncture, he is the right man to head the BJP as he is a young, dynamic and articulate, with an outstanding record as BJP State party president of Maharashtra.

As Public Works Department Minister in Maharashtra, he completed the Mumbai-Pune Expressway at half the cost quoted by a private company, exhibiting his organisational skills and foresightedness.

His being new to Delhi politics will not make much of difference, and, with his proven record, he will definitely take the BJP to new heights. For the Congress, it must realise that Mr Gadkari is a man to be reckoned with.

- Ramesh G Jethwani Bangalore.

Gadkari will take BJP forward

Deccan Herald- 20 February, 2010-L.E.

Sir, Mr Nitin Gadkari who has formally taken over as national President BJP at Indore is the right man to head BJP as he is a young,dynamic, articulate with acclaimed integrity having an outstanding record as BJP president of Maharashtra who had distinguished himself as ... Read More

Gadkari will take BJP forward
Deccan Herald- 20 February, 2010-L.E.

Sir, Mr Nitin Gadkari who has formally taken over as national President BJP at Indore is the right man to head BJP as he is a young,dynamic, articulate with acclaimed integrity having an outstanding record as BJP president of Maharashtra who had distinguished himself as PWD minister when we saw number of good infrastructure projects in Maharashtra being completed.

Mr Rashid Kidwai who has authored Biography of Congress President Sonia Gandhi has rightly quoted that BJP is down but not out and with Generation Change Gadkari, Sushma and Jaitley at helm of affairs now first they have to quell dissidence and refurbish the image to move forward.

Gadkari is an embodiment of simplicity, honesty and humility hence being new in Delhi politics will not make much of difference. with his proven record of team spirit ,organizing skills, foresightedness’ and mantra of social harmony he will definitely take BJP to a greater height.

- Ramesh G Jethwani Bangalore.

Professor Vasudev Devnani "A model Politician"

Sir,Prof Vasudev Devnani, who is a Minister of State with an independent charge for primary and secondary education in the present Vasundhra Raje governmnet in Rajsathan is a very Honest,dynamic and workaholic minister, Generally,We will find members of Sindhi... Read More

Professor Vasudev Devnani "A model Politician"

Sir,Prof Vasudev Devnani, who is a Minister of State with an independent charge for primary and secondary education in the present Vasundhra Raje governmnet in Rajsathan is a very Honest,dynamic and workaholic minister, Generally,We will find members of Sindhi community in Business As by tradition,Sindhis gives more emphasis on business than on education ,but he is a rare type of personality who has succeeded in politics after retiring as Principal of a highly reputed college in Udaipur Vidhyabhan Polytechnic College, Prof Devnani though after passing out from engineering college,had the option of working in privates sector or in governmnet departments as Engineer even he could have gone abroad for better prospects , but he chose to stay in the country and work in the noblest profession of teaching.

Mr Vasudev Devnani after passing out B.E(elec) ,started his career in teaching profession and went on to become the Principal /dean of Vidhyabhan Polytechnic College in Udaipur ,this post he held for 12 long years.while serving there , he distuingshed himself as a fair minded teacher who took keen interest in education and for welfare activities of students,But he always wanted to serve public at large,hence he opted to be in public life rather than continue serving in the cushy post of Dean/Principal in Vidhyabhan Polytechnic College in Udaipur ,hence he resigned from this post and joined active politics and contested assembly election (2003) and was appointed minister of state in the first Vasundhra cabinet(2003)

He is an Eminent educationist,excellent administrator par excellence and visionary, he staunchly believes the importance of imparting the quality education so that students from government school can also shine like students of private schools,as a minister in charge for primary and secondary education,he is trying his best to improve the quality of education in governmnet schools,in this regard he frequently and extensively travels different parts of state to oversee his mission of providing quality education in government schools at par with private schools.

Vasudev Devnani is persona of embodiment simplicity,honesty and humility, he is a rare class of personality who is deeply concerned about poor people of the society, you will rarely find such people in present day politics,he joined the politics only to serve people, For him, post or not, does not make much of the difference,he understands the issues concerning common man, he is a source of inspiration for young politicians .

He is a man of principles and strong beliefs,he believes in simple living and high thinking and never cared for fame,From young age only ,he was attracted towards Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) and later its student wing Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP),he had the honour to serve as the state president of ABVP for nine years. Subsequently he joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP),he has been three terms member of Rajasthan legislative assembly (M.L.A),starting from 2003 ,and subsequently in 2008 and 2013 from Ajmer North constituency,He was minister in the first Vasundhra Raje Scindia cabinet in 2003 and again in 2013 with minister with independent charge for primary and secondary education of the state,

In his distinguished career as education and politician spanning for about four and half decades,he has shined in all posts he held and has has set up an example of simplicity, honesty and hard work, there had not been one single instance of any allegations of any wrong doings or corruptions against him or any of his family members,

Leaders like Vasudev devnanai ,who have maintained total unquestionable probity in their public life are difficult to come in the present politcal scenario in the country, tough he is in politics only only 15 years ,but he has shown his capabilities as an able minister.

He is simple and approachable person, who is always available to meet the people and solve their problems "irrespective of any caste and religion ,

He has earned the admiration from all walks of people for his dedication, sense of public service and simplicity, he has met the aspiration of People.

- Ramesh G Jethwani Bangalore.

Tendulkar has made India proud

DNA India 19 march 2012-L.E.

Sachin Tendulkar on Friday took the final step to reach a peak of cricket that is simply unreachable lesser mortals kindred centuries in international cricket is a feat that others cannot even think of matching. Sachin has ' quits made India proud. His illus- tinuE trious... Read More

Tendulkar has made India proud
DNA India 19 march 2012-L.E.

Sachin Tendulkar on Friday took the final step to reach a peak of cricket that is simply unreachable lesser mortals kindred centuries in international cricket is a feat that others cannot even think of matching. Sachin has ' quits made India proud. His illus- tinuE trious career, spanning more ever than two decades, has been , buds such a remarkable journey that it has made the country Ban, proud time and again. Not , only is he blessed with Sal amazing talent, but also with inc loads of determination, dedication and devotion.

Further, he is a good human being, who has never been involved in any controversy or allegation. He is known for demon- h( strafing a competitive spirit, y( a because of which he has earned the respect of everyone in the cricketing world.

As he is nearing the end of Year his career, it is but obvious that one day he will call it quits. Let’s hope that he continues to serve the country even off the field by guiding budding cricketers.

- Ramesh G Jethwani Bangalore.

Relief and rescue work

Arab News-3 July,2013-L.E,

I congratulate Karnataka Minister of Information and Infrastructure Development Santosh Lad and his dedicated team of IAS/IPS officers, doctors and paramedics on personally joining the relief and rescue operation in Uttarakhand in midst of and unprecedented disaster and under horrendous conditions... Read More

Relief and rescue work
Arab News-3 July,2013-L.E,

I congratulate Karnataka Minister of Information and Infrastructure Development Santosh Lad and his dedicated team of IAS/IPS officers, doctors and paramedics on personally joining the relief and rescue operation in Uttarakhand in midst of and unprecedented disaster and under horrendous conditions.

This team has not only managed to send 1,000 people back home from Uttarakhand, but also continued to work under inclement weather, overseeing relief work to affected people. They provided help not only to pilgrims from Karnataka but to those from other states who were stranded there.

Also I laud to Chief Minister of Karnataka Siddaramaiah for sending Minister Lad and his team to oversee this humanitarian work.

- Ramesh G Jethwani Bangalore.

Kodavas must be given representation

DNA, 12 November 2011-L.E.

The government must give Kodavas representation in the Rajya Sabha. The Kodava Samaj has the responsibility of pre-serving their unique language, culture, identity and attire. Today, powerful social influence is collapsing due to rapid commercialization and migration of people for better prospects due to shrinkin... Read More

Kodavas must be given representation
DNA, 12 November 2011-L.E.

The government must give Kodavas representation in the Rajya Sabha.

The Kodava Samaj has the responsibility of pre-serving their unique language, culture, identity and attire. Today, powerful social influence is collapsing due to rapid commercialization and migration of people for better prospects due to shrinking land holdings.

Also, the government must develop Kodagu as a tourist destination with better connectivity, infrastructure, and budget hotels.

- Ramesh G Jethwani Bangalore.

To, The Editor,

Ahluwalia a great parliamentrian
Or
Rajya Sabha will be mising Ahluwalia

Sir,Many great personalities/stalwarts have graced the Rajya Sabha as a members which is also known as House of elders and in recent times one of them who has shined is Mr S S Ahluwalia, sadly who is retiring after successfully... Read More

To, The Editor,
Ahluwalia a great parliamentrian
Or
Rajya Sabha will be mising Ahluwalia

Sir,Many great personalities/stalwarts have graced the Rajya Sabha as a members which is also known as House of elders and in recent times one of them who has shined is Mr S S Ahluwalia, sadly who is retiring after successfully completing his term successfully , but what has Stunned the Nation is that BJP has chosen not to renominate to him, as a protocol persons holding positions are renominated unless they choose themselves to opts out as he was also a deputy leader of apposition in Rajya Sabhaas.

As a member and deputy leader of house Apposition, Mr Ahluwalia had distinguished himself as an able Parliamentarian with his fiercely speeches in the house which earned respect and admiration from all members of house cutting Party line,In present atmosphere in the country when non important subjects take the toll of Parliament's time , Ahluwaia was a hard task master who was always highly concerned about present state of affairs in country.

In House parliament he chose subjects which were always important for common man and nation.he was also Minister, beside he presented many private members bills and was member of several important Parliament committees like security and banking transaction,scams,stock market scams,2G scams etc to probe irregularities.

Persons like Ahluwalia are not only assets for the party they belong to (BJP) but to entire politico's class and for nation as well, he is a rare class of personality who was deeply concerns and aspirations of poorest of poor and for this he earned the admiration of nation for his dedication, sense of public service and simplicity.

he was a person with unique identity and who always understood issues concerned common man in his fiery speeches which were always listened by all in the house with pin drop silence including by members of treasuries benches.

BJP should consider bringing him to Rajya Sabha at earliest or President of India should nominate such persons to House of elders which will bring prestige to the house.

- Ramesh G Jethwani Bangalore.

WOMEN ON TOP

DECCAN CHRONICLE 4 August 2009

There are many women who have entered the top echelons of a male dominated world who include President Pratibha Patil UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi, and Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar.... Read More

WOMEN ON TOP
DECCAN CHRONICLE 4 August 2009

There are many women who have entered the top echelons of a male dominated world who include President Pratibha Patil UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi, and Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar. The latest to ioin this select group is 1973 IFS officer Nirapama Rao who has taken over as the new foreign secretary.

She is a multifaceted personality and an elegant and seasoned diplomat.

- Ramesh G Jethwani Bangalore.

ALL THE BEST TO NEW FOREIGN SECRETARY

DNA, FRI, JULY, 10, 2009,L,E.

In the top echelons of a male dominated society, we see many women making it to the top purely on their merit, such as our president Pratibha Patil, UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi, speaker Meira Kumar, bankers Neena Kochar and Ranjana Kumari. The latest woman to join this.... Read More

ALL THE BEST TO NEW FOREIGN SECRETARY
DNA, FRI, JULY, 10, 2009,L,E.

In the top echelons of a male dominated society, we see many women making it to the top purely on their merit, such as our president Pratibha Patil, UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi, speaker Meira Kumar, bankers Neena Kochar and Ranjana Kumari.

The latest woman to join this group is 1973 batch IFS officer Nirapama Rao who has been appointed as the next foreign secretary of India. Rao has successfully held complex assignments in China, Sri Lanka and Peru and as spokesperson in the ministry of external affairs during the Vajpayee era—that too during general Musharaff’s Agra summit.

It is hoped that under her seasoned leadership, Indian diplomacy will get a boost.

- Ramesh G Jethwani Bangalore.

Glorious win

The Pioneer,Wednesday, 14 December 2016,L.E.

Sir — This refers to Pankaj Advani’s glorious win of the 11th World Billiards Championship title. In this thrilling but nerve-wracking match, Advani left the spectators spellbound with his prolific display of the game and defeated the multiple world champion Peter... Read More

Glorious win
The Pioneer,Wednesday, 14 December 2016,L.E.

Sir — This refers to Pankaj Advani’s glorious win of the 11th World Billiards Championship title. In this thrilling but nerve-wracking match, Advani left the spectators spellbound with his prolific display of the game and defeated the multiple world champion Peter Gilchrist by six games to three, to wrap up his 16th world title overall.

While we pay much attention towards cricket, games like billiards too deserve better attention. Advani has brought glory to the entire nation.

- Ramesh G Jethwani Bangalore.
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