Nisha Singh - MCG Councillor, Ward 30

Sector 46 Greenwood City(Block A,B,C,D,E,F), Residency Greens, Vista Villas, Jal Vihar Colony, PowerGrid Township, HUDA Colony Sector 47 Malibu Towne, Uniworld Garden, Todays Blossom 1, Palledions, M2K Aura, Airport Apt, Tarun Apartment, Dew Drops Apt, Golden Apartment, Millennium Residency, Avelon Apt, IRWO Rail Vihar Sector 51 Mayfield Gardens, TodayBlossom 2, Samaspur Village Sector 57,57A Sushant Lok Ph. 3 (Blocks A to H), Sushant Lok Ph 2 (Blocks F and G), IRWO Rail Vihar, BPTP Park Life, Harmony Homes ,Tigra Village

15th August 2012- Today when we celebrate our 65 year of Independence it is natural that we remember the struggle and sacrifice of our forefathers in getting us this independence. Let us take some time to pay our homage to them:


Mangal Pandey – a soldier in the British Army and the first freedom fighter and martyr. He gave spark to the First War of Independence the Sepoy Mutiny against the British in 1857.


Rani Laxmi Bai and Tantia Tope – who fought against the British till their last, breathe in 1958 to save their empire from coming under British rule.


Other great leaders who led India’s Independence Movement:

Mahatma Gandhi , Lala Lajpat Rai, Bal Gangadhar Tilak, Bhagat Singh, 

Bipin Chandra Pal, Sukhdev,  Gopal Krishna Gokhale, Jawahar Lal Nehru, 

 Chandrashekhar Azad,  Subhash Chandra Bose,  Sarojini Naidu, Dadabhai Naoroji, 

Dr. Rajendra Prasad, Maulana Abul Kalam Azad,  Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel and

millions of patriotic Indians who participated  in Satya Ghrahas , Disobedience and Swadeshi Movements. Without them Independence could not have come.

 

Since Independence there are achievements that we should justifiably be proud of.  We are proud of the writers of our constitution who gave our nation a solid foundation in one of the most well researched and thorough constitution.  We are also proud of our achievement in establishing and remaining a democracy for the past 65 years. We are proud of a growing economy which even though could have done much better (just look at China’s economic growth for comparison)  has helped many millions of Indians move out of extreme poverty into a life of modest comfort.  We are proud of success of industries like Information Technology and IT Enabled Services because of which our graduates have greater career opportunities and prospects of good salaries.


However, there are also massive failures on many fronts. All these failures are underlined by one statistics. And that is that even after 65 years, close to 40 % of our population lives below the poverty line, without having enough to eat, and access to decent education or decent healthcare.  


Political crisis is the biggest crisis we face today. Black money is used to finance elections and huge amounts are spent on buying votes. It is difficult for an honest person to compete in an environment like this. As a result a new kind of leadership does not emerge. Governance is at an all-time low. Scam after scam have become everyday news. Corruption is present everywhere and is in the face.


While these are the ills with our system we also have to look inwards. When we do that we find that our moral standards as a society have fallen. We are willing to pay a tout to get our ‘work done without any hassle’ instead of questioning the authorities if we feel the rules are unfair. We don’t participate in our democratic process by casting our vote but are quick to blame others for choosing criminals as our leaders. Our line between right and wrong is fudged instead of being a clear dark straight line.  We will get both BC and OBC certificate made to get admissions of our children under these quotas even though one can have only one of these certificates. We will buy paint from a paint shop and not take a bill to avoid paying sales tax.


In recent times we have seen the movement against corruption led by Shri Anna Hazare.  It roused our own consciousness and brought us on to the streets. It helped to make our own fudged line between right and wrong, clearer. And most importantly it has made it very clear that we may shout and scream but in a democracy the real power comes from the ballot.


There is reason for hope.


In the late 19th century, the United States was as badly misgoverned as we are currently. 

The United States changed. Growth and free press played important part. Political patronage became less important in the United States as growth created private sector jobs. Also a free press exposed corrupt government and business practices, empowering progressive reformers and improving the quality of government services. Thus, growth and democracy helped create a virtuous circle that improved public governance. 


Today Economic decline, massive corruption and a sense of mistrust in the political system are fuelling unrest in the country and winds of change are beginning to blow. It is time for each one of us to pull up our socks and strengthen our resolve to make things happen. Be the agent of change that we want to see. Bring another kind of independence where the ‘head can again be held high’


Jai Hind.



15 अगस्त 2012 - स्वतंत्रता दिवस की शुभ कामनाएं| आज जब हम अपनी आजादी के 65 साल का जश्न मना रहें हैं, यह स्वाभाविक है कि हम अपने  पूर्वजों  के  संघर्ष और बलिदान को याद करें और उन्हें अपनी श्रद्धांजलि अर्पित करें:

 

मंगल पांडे - जो की  ब्रिटिश सेना में एक सैनिक और प्रथम स्वतंत्रता सेनानी और शहीद थे | उनहोंने  अंग्रेजों के खिलाफ 1857 में सिपाही विद्रोह की आजादी की पहली लड़ाई की चिंगारी दी |

 

रानी लक्ष्मी बाई और टांटिया टोपे, जो 1958 में ब्रिटिश शासन के अधीन आने से अपने साम्राज्य को बचाने के लिए अपनी  आखिरी तक  साँस तक लड़ते रहे|

 

अन्य महान नेता जिन्होंने भारत के स्वतंत्रता आंदोलन का नेतृत्व किया:

 

महात्मा गांधी, लाला लाजपत राय, बाल गंगाधर तिलक, भगत सिंह,

 

विपिन चन्द्र पाल, सुखदेव, गोपाल कृष्ण गोखले, जवाहर लाल नेहरू,

 

 चंद्रशेखर आजाद, सुभाष चंद्र बोस, सरोजिनी नायडू, दादाभाई नौरोजी,

 

डा. राजेन्द्र प्रसाद, मौलाना अबुल कलाम आजाद, सरदार वल्लभ भाई पटेल

 

और लाखों देशभक्त भारतीय जिन्होंने सत्याग्रह  और स्वदेशी आंदोलनों में भाग लिया, जिनके बिना स्वतंत्रता मिल नहीं सकती थी|

 

आजादी के बाद कई उपलब्धियां  हैं जिन पर उचित है की हमें गर्व हो| हमें  गर्व है हमारे संविधान के लेखकों पर, जिन्होंने अच्छी तरह से शोध किया और देश को एक ठोस आधार दिया| हमें गर्व है लोकतंत्र की स्थापना पर और पिछले 65 वर्षों के लिए लोकतंत्र बनाये रखने पर| हमें गर्व है  बढ़ रही अर्थव्यवस्था  पर , जो हालांकि काफी बेहतर हो सकती थी| आर्थिक विकास की मदद से कई लाखों  भारतीय गरीबी रेखा के बाहर आये हैं| हमें गर्व है  IT , software और ITES जैसे उद्योगों की सफलता पर जिसकी वजह से हमारे graduates ko अधिक से अधिक कैरियर के अवसरों और अच्छे वेतन की संभावनाये मिली |

 

लेकिन कई मोर्चों पर भारी विफलतआयें हैं| इन सभी विफलताओं को  एक आँकड़े से बयां किया जा सकता है | और वह है कि 65 वर्ष के बाद भी हमारी जनसंख्या का करीब 40% हिस्सा अभी भी गरीबी रेखा से नीचे रहता  है, बिना  भर पेट खाने के, बिना शिक्षा के और बिना चिकित्सा के |

  

राजनीतिक संकट सबसे बड़ा संकट है जिसका आज हम सामना कर रहें हैं | काला धन चुनाव लड़ने और भारी मात्रा में वोट खरीदने पर खर्च किया जाता  है| इस तरह के वातावरण में एक ईमानदार व्यक्ति के लिए चुनाव में जीतना  मुश्किल है| और इसलिए नए तरीके का नेतृत्व उभर नहीं सकता| सुशासन का नाम नहीं है| घोटाले दर घोटाले रोज खबर बन गए हैं और भ्रष्टाचार हर जगह मौजूद है|

 

हालांकि ये हमारी व्यवस्था के साथ खामियां  हैं हमें अपने अंदर भी झांकना होगा | जब हम यह करते हैं तो हम पाते हैं कि एक समाज के रूप में हमारा  नैतिक स्तर गिर गया है| हम एक दलाल से काम कराने की लिए तैयार हैं लेकिन अनुचित  नियमों को challenge नहीं करेंगे | हम हमारा  वोट डाल कर  हमारी लोकतांत्रिक प्रक्रिया में भाग नहीं लेते लेकिन हमारे नेता के रूप में अपराधियों को चुनने के लिए दूसरों को दोष देतें हैं| सही और गलत के बीच की हमारी  रेखा एक स्पष्ट सीधी रेखा होने के बजाय धुंधली है| हम  B C  और OBC दोनों प्रमाण पत्र बनवाते हैं ताकि  इन koton के  तहत अपने बच्चों के प्रवेश करा सकें भले ही एक ही प्रमाण पत्र मिलना जाएज हो| हम paint  एक paint की दुकान से बिना बिल के खरीदतें हैं ताकि  बिक्री कर भुगतान न करना पड़े|

 

हाल के दिनों में हमने श्री अन्ना हजारे के नेतृत्व में भ्रष्टाचार के खिलाफ आंदोलन को देखा है| आन्दोलन ने हमारी अपनी चेतना जगाई और हमें सड़कों पर आ गए | सही और गलत की बीच की रेखा को स्पष्ट करने मैं मदद मिली| और सबसे महत्वपूर्ण बात यह हुई की हमें स्पष्ट हो गया  कि हम कितना भी चिल्लआयें  और चीख लें लेकिन लोकतंत्र में वास्तविक शक्ति मत से आती है |

 

आशा के लिए कारण है|

 

देर 19 वीं सदी में, अमेरिका में भारी भ्रटाचार था, हमारे आज के भारत की तरह | 

अमेरिका बदल गया | विकास और आज़ाद  प्रेस ने  महत्वपूर्ण भूमिका निभाई थी| राजनीतिक संरक्षण कम महत्वपूर्ण बना जैसे जैसे निजी क्षेत्र की नौकरियों मैं  वृद्धि हुई |  इसके अलावा एक स्वतंत्र press ने भ्रष्ट सरकार और व्यवसाय प्रथाओं का पर्दा फाश किया| 

 

आर्थिक गिरावट, राजनीतिक प्रणाली में बड़े पैमाने पर भ्रष्टाचार और अविश्वास की भावना देश में बेचैनी का माहौल खड़ा कर रहें हैं | और परिवर्तन की हवा चलने लगी है |

 

यही समय है की हम कमर कास लें और परिवर्तन का प्रतिनिधित्व करें| नई प्रकार की स्वतंत्रता लायें जिस से सिर फिर से ऊँचा उठ सके |

 

जय हिंद |

 



Thank you Anna !

27th Aug 2011

 

Congratulations to all of us for achieving what we have achieved today with the help of Anna. From being arm chair critics of our system, silently towing the line of the corrupt by regularly giving bribes to ‘get our work done’ we rose to siege the opportunity provided by Anna. We stood up, we united and we made it more than clear to our leaders that nothing less than a strong Lok Pal would do.

 

Anna says only half the battle is won. Rightly so - after all, it has always been against the law to take and give bribes! Hence, in addition to having a strong Lok Pal law, we will have to be active participants in making sure that the law of Lok Pal is not broken. As a by product of this movement we are on our way to becoming a more conscientious society. We will not tolerate corruption anymore. We will have the conviction to stand up for the right. That is an important resolve Indians are making today and this is the resolve that will go hand in hand with Jan Lok Pal bill to fight the menace of corruption.

 

This is also a good time to think about - How did we come to be in such a situation (we are among the top most corrupt nations of the world)? What are the other reforms that are needed to get to the path of true progress and development? We surely understand the power of politics and parliament now. Shouldn’t the cleanest and the brightest be in the parliament. Then why is that not so ? When will YOU consider joining politics? How will the cleanest and the brightest become electable?

 

Let us all rejoice in this commendable achievement for now. We fully deserve it. And then continue to be engaged, with the same conviction, in completing the unfinished task of brining answers to some of the above questions.

 

 

Happy Independence Day !

15th Aug 2011

 

Wishing you a very Happy Independence Day. 64 years back we got independence from an Imperial rule and after 64 years, our nation is in the midst of another kind of fight- a fight against our own people and our own system; a system which is holding us back, a system which has resulted in more than 40% of our citizens still living below the poverty line and majority of our children still having no access to a decent education. I know we will win this fight too. So let us give our full support and be one in this fight against corruption.

 

 

 

We WON !

15th May 2011


"We have finished an important milestone for Gurgaon. We have elected the representatives for Municipal Corporation of Gurgaon for the first time from 35 wards.
 
I am thankful for the confidence Ward 30 citizens have shown in me. I am happy for the opportunity to serve as a councillor. I am happy for an opportunity to bring about change. I am committed to bring transparency and accountability. I look forward to work together with the citizens and citizen groups to bring about best solutions to our issues. I am committed to do everything possible to make Ward 30 the cleanest and greenest in Gurgaon.
 
I want to thank the volunteers and supporters who believed in me and worked hard on my campaign. Over last 6 months, I have met several people who are experts in various aspects of running the city. I will continue to seek experts' help to come up with creative solutions.
 
Last but not least, I urge all citizens to stay engaged in the matters of our city/ward. We have a great opportunity to leave our city in a better position for our children than what was given to us. Let's work together and set an example for rest of India.
 
Thank you."

 

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Nisha Singh for MCG Councillor(Ward 30)

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