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Has JNU Been Hijacked by Pro-Terror Groups ?

First it was University of Hyderabad. Now it’s JNU. This bush fire will spread further. The purpose is to disrupt the India Story with a new urban insurrection. A robust and energetic political response is needed, cautions a senior journalist, Kanchan Gupta.

There were posters in the University of Hyderabad put up by “Ambedkar Students Association”, ASA of UoH, which says, “Tum Kitne Yakub Maaroge, Har Ghar Se Yakub Niklenge” (How many Yakub’s will you kill, one Yakub will arise from each home”). After serious objections from all quarters, finally the matter is now subjudice.

Now, this pattern of disruption politics and slogan mongering further continues and is badly echoed in various other Universities, which are by the way already rearing many impressionable and gullible students into becoming anti-National elements on the campuses.

JNU ‘Cultural Evening’ Poster

On 9th February 2016, there was an incident in #JNU, where a group of (claiming to be) ‘students’ and ex-members of a student organization DSU (Democratic Students Union) called for a ‘cultural meeting’ of a protest against what they called ‘judicial killing’ of terrorist Afzal Guru and Maqbool Bhat. The meet, as their poster described was ‘against the Brahminical collective conscience’, against what they called judicial killing’ of Afzal Guru and Maqbool bhat.

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DSU is an ultra-leftist group in the campus that believes in the ideology of Maoism and in cahoots with JNUSU (Jawaharlal Nehru Students’ Union) and other left–wing student organizations like SFI (Students Federation of India) and AISA(All India Students Association).

If we read their poster, we see it written that the event was to portray ‘history of occupation in Kashmir’ and that ‘India was occupying Kashmir illegally’ and invites them to join for “Protest in rage against the occupation and in solidarity with valiant (brave) people of Kashmir”. The slogans in the poster are themselves a testimony to their vicious game-plan in the first place.

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The students’ shouted slogans hailing ‘Shaheed’ Afzal Guru and also raised anti-India slogans. They also advocated for ‘Azad Kashmir’ and ‘India go back, Kashmit ki azadi tak jung chalegi. Bharat ki barbaadi tak jung chalegi’. (It is to be recalled that, there were similar incidents in the past in 1999, 2010 and 2012 by the separatists in the garb of students in JNU. In 1999, in the midst of Kargil war, leftist students in JNU organised an India-Pakistan mushaira. Abuse and worse was heaped on India and its defence forces. A decade later, in 2010, Leftist students organised night-long revelry to “celebrate” the massacre of 76 CRPF jawans by Maoists in Dantewada. The next year, Arundhati Roy, speaking to her admirers at JNU, justified the killing of security forces to loud applause and louder cheers. Examples abound of such events at JNU…from pushing the demand for Tamil Eelam to promoting separatism in Kashmir Valley, from expressing solidarity with secessionists in India’s Northeast to berating Hindu beliefs).

ABVP Demands Action:

Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad ( ABVP) objected to the event and wrote to the Vice Chancellor that such kind of marches should not be held on campus of an educational institution, prompting the university administration to order cancellation of the march as they feared that it might disrupt peace on campus. But the organisers went ahead with the programme despite the cancellation of the permission. Agitated over the issue, ABVP members gathered outside VC office and shouted slogans demanding expulsion of the students who contributed to the “anti-national” activity. In this context, the protest by ABVP was very much legitimate against holding the so called ‘Cultural Event’. When authorities blocked the main venue of the event, the secessionist hooligans continued their rampage near a dhaba. In response to that, ABVP students peacefully protested with slogans of Bharat Mata Ki Jai and Ye Kashmir Hamara Hai.

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Action from JNU University Authorities:

JNU Registrar, Bupinder Zutshi in his right wisdom wrote a letter to the Deputy Commissioner of Police, South district (dated 11th February) having said, “VC grants to the police force permission to enter JNU campus if need be and as you may deem fit”. As per the latest reports, the letter states that, Considering the serious nature of the alleged offence, permission was given to the Police to investigate the matter as per law of land. The Vice-Chancellor apprised the Deans of Schools and the Chairpersons of the Special Centers about the situation on the ground on 11th Feb, 2016.”  The JNU Vice Chancellor, M.Jagadeesh Kumar said that the university only provided cooperation (to the police) as per the law of the land.

The police have arrested JNU student’s Union President, Kanhaiya Kumar on sedition charges. A case was registered on 11th February 2016, under Sections of 124 A (sedition) and 120B (criminal conspiracy) of IPC following complaints by BJP MP Maheish Girri and the ABVP. Five students, who were allegedly involved in the anti-India protests, are still on the run. Kumar was produced at the Patiala House Court in New Delhi on Monday the 15th February 2016 extending his custody. Zee news sources say, a high-powered inquiry panel of the university has found JNU students’ union president Kanhaiya Kumar as guilty.

Home Minister Press brief:

Earlier on Sunday, 14th February 2016, honorable Union Home Minister Sri Rajnath Singh in his Press brief had mentioned about the event’s link to terrorist organisation for which the Press has rallied behind him demanding for ‘proof’. The Home Minister declared that these student protests at JNU were supported by the founder of terror group Lashkar-e-Taiba” Hafiz Saeed, who tops the list of most-wanted list of terrorists. The Home Minister said the students have gone ahead with their demonstrations, despite JNU denying them the permission and warned of “sternest action” against those who have aided and abetting secession through the campuses.

Media activism with some exceptions:

The Leftist media, with the rare exception from TimesNow and some other channels, questioned Home Minister on the veracity of a mere’ tweet and sought the proof from Home Minister. The day later ABVP released video, which were widely televised by TimesNow, ZeeNews and NewX and have thus exposed the nefarious and fissiparous tendencies of secessionists, breeding on the educational institutions, as more than proof behind such ‘cultural events’.

Another video emerged from JNU with slogans like ‘Naara e takdeer, Allah hu Akbar’…’Bharat tere tukde honge, insha Allah…‘. If these are not seditious, what else is then ?

Now since the student leader is taken to the court with ample proofs, the goal-post is shifted to ‘Freedom of Expression’ and ‘attack on journalists’ in the Court by lawyers and thus the debate is twisted! Attempts are being made to divert the attention from the main issue by focusing on ‘journalists attack’ (incidentally led by Barkha Dutt) and OP Sharma for violently reacting to the students for raising anti-national slogans in the Court.

Home Minister reiterates:

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh reiterated that while the students would not be harassed, the “guilty would not be spared“. Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiran Rijiju also said the JNU would not be allowed to become a hub for “anti-national” activities. As a matter of fact, those who question Home Minister’s intervention in this matter forget that, actually, the Police and Courts themselves can take ‘suo motu’ action on such serious crimes against the State.

Police Clarification:

The Television debates continue quoting instances of normative jurisprudence, morality and legal lines being drawn quoting rules and sections of IPCWhen quizzed by the media, the Delhi Police Chief replied multiple times about the need for caution and quoted Section 124A of Indian Penal Code (IPC). He tweeted about IPC Section 124A, as saying “Sec124a IPC-Sedition: Bringing into hatred/contempt or exciting disaffection towards State by words or by signs or visible representation… Sedition: K Singh v Bihar(SC1962): acts involving intention/tendency to create disorder/disturbance of law & order incitement to violence”.

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The Delhi Police arrested the JNU Students’ Union President Kanhaiya Kumar on the charges of sedition and criminal conspiracy. The arrest was made into political controversy, with Rahul Gandhi visiting JNU campus and expressing solidarity with the students! Ironically, questions are being raised by Leftists, as to whether the colonial ‘sedition’ is still applicable in a free country and whether citizens have no right to dissent, etc, etc. Well, the IPC Section 124A says, the expression “disaffection” includes DISLOYALTY and all feelings of enmity.

BS Bhim Bassi (Delhi Police Commissioner, IPS) interviewed by Rajat Sharma, IndiaTV:
We Have Evidence against Kanhaiya Kumar“, Police Commissioner tells Rajat Sharma.

The matter now rests with Delhi Police for now as they hunt down the unknown faces (masked men) in the group, who were present and Umar Khalid (so caled student of JNU) is believed to have co-ordinated with Jaish-e-Mohammad in the past. NewX infact quoted as showing, Umar Khalid as a confirmed JEM-terrorist/protagonist who has visited Pakistan earlier and was creating anti-nationalist atmosphere in India.

Exclusive Video of JNUSU President Kanhaiya shouting Anti-National Slogans 

(EDIT: Youtube Video removed by the User – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9AAV6iihPHg).
The earlier video by India News in Youtube was deleted. Same video captured by ‘IBTL Official’ is posted here. Those defending comrade Kanhaiya Kumar must watch this video of his raising anti-India slogans.

Video Ambiguity: There is an attempt to cleverly twist this case from “sedition” into “dissent“. A great way of creating an alibi. Firstly, Kanhaiya Kumar joins slogans with Umar Khalid of Democratic Students Union, known for pro-Naxal stance. Shout ‘Azaadi’ slogans from India for Kashmir, pro-Yakub, pro-Afzal. Then make it up with other slogans with ‘bhukhmari’.

Whether Video is edited/doctored and not genuine, in the debate on India News, Kanhaiya Kumar first mentioned that he was not there in the program and then changed stance after being shown his presence in the video in the same program!

Assuming that he is innocent and did not mean ‘Azaadi’ in the context that Umar Khalid was, did he even complain to JNU, Police or any other authority about the slogans that were being raised by Umar Khalid? As a President of Student Union of a reputed University, was this not his basic duty to report the incidents of anti-nationals (fugitive Umar Khalid et al) roaming in the University Campus to Police? Instead, he was in cahoots with them, lecturing loads of hate speech against a democratically elected government and his own country men. Sedition or not is a matter for Court to decide, but he was definitely abetting anti-India pro-Terror groups. ‪#‎JNU‬

Intelligent reports quotes, as published in IndiaToday:  

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Umar Khalid had planned Afzal Guru show across India:

  • Umar Khalid, a PhD student in Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) who conceived the idea of a cultural evening to mark the hanging of Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru, had planned similar events across the country.
  • Intelligence reports suggest the group wanted to hold such events in 18 universities in the country.
  • The report explains the role of DSU activists in organising the event.

 

Conclusion:

(1) Ideological differences will be there and good for country as long as the ideology is for
India and within the ambit of Constitution. That is what is Manthan all about.

(2) This country is not about Modi, BJP, Congress, AAP or any single person or party. It is about
all of us. Who comes to power is incidental in this. Vigilance is a citizen’s duty and a
fundamental duty of a citizen is to protect the national fabric of our Nation. They have to
support the Law.

(3) If there is a pro-separatist, pro-terrorist program happening in our residential area in my know, naturally I would be concerned and inform the law as a citizen. Many have done it in the past and have seen ordinary citizens doing it inspite of receiving threats. And here is Kanhaiya Kumar, who is not just an ordinary citizen but the President of Student Union JNUSU of a reputed University – JNU. He goes to the program, sees what’s going on and then makes no mention of it. In the debate on India News, he first mentioned he wasn’t there in the program and then changed stance after being shown his video in the same program. He then joins the same organisers for a program. The simple point is not that he met someone, but that inspite of knowledge as an activist and president, he or his organisation did not put up a simple complaint. which is why I said whether it was Sedition or not is a matter for Court to decide, but what cannot be wished away is that he abetted anti-India pro-Terror groups. ‪#‎JNU‬

Dangerous Unification of Anti-National forces:

Over the last few days, the nation is witnessing ideological convergence of ‪#‎BreakingIndia‬ forces. The convergence of those Adharmic forces can be witnessed in University campuses in full action, who speak about “Tolerance” & “Freedom of Expression (FOE) on one hand, but demonstrate the exact opposite and in extremity elsewhere in south in Kerala. The Communists in Kannur have once again taken a young life, yet we see no media trial. This is how the proponents of FOE deal with people who differ with their ideology. Irony died 1000 deaths when the left bandwagon, the inheritors of Stalins and Mao spoke of FOE. Just recall the two major oppressions of the history – the Tiananmen Square massacre in 1976 and Great Purge of 1936. “Those who want to create trouble are using masks of Dalits, of Ambedkar, of free expression, and of human rights”, cautions the National Organising Secretary of ABVP, Sri Sunil Ambekar.

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As Tarun Vijay has rightly put, “…the camouflaging of the treason behind ‘Freedom of Expression’ (FoE) is an old game of those who have their Nation hooked to the TRP ratings and whenever it suits them they use the soldiers and the Army officers to put up a show of patriotism, presenting jawans and their bunkers on their screens to prove, yes, they too have some sort of feelings for the forces. But actually they protect and help the anti-soldier and anti-forces elements like those we saw in JNU…”. The Constitution provides freedom of expression to all. But what about those who do not accept this Constitution and abuse it to air their seditious views?

Jawaharlal Nehru University was established in 1969 by an Act of Parliament and enjoys enormous financial aid from the Union Government of India through India’s tax payer’s money. Just as an example, JNU received Rs.1300 Crores between 2012-13 and 2015-16 from the Centre. Approx Rs. 325 Crores every year! After spending millions from tax payers pocket shouldn’t the people of India naturally expect the students to be atleast loyal to national interest ?

As Dr. Subramanian Swamy put it, “JNU must shut down for 4 months and reopen after getting the students to sign the affidavit stating to uphold constitution of India, only those would be allowed to come back. Central government has the right to see whether the money is being used for academic activities. JNU is opposed to India. Many of their professors have started speaking out because they fear that the government is predisposed towards them. The Communist mentality is anti-national. They are backed by western powers. In mid 1940’s Communists said that India is not a one country”.

Time has come for this historic university to be cleaned up – “Operation Sanitize JNU Has Just Begun” .

Note : The JNU virus spreads to Jadhavpur University with anti-national sloganeering in the name of ‘Azadi’. Pro-AfzalGuru slogans raised at  protest march in Kolkata’s Jadavpur University.

JNUSU passes a resolution on 19th February 2016:

Jawaharlal Nehru University Students’ Union passed a resolution condemning the Anti-India and Pro-Pakistan sloganeering on campus in the presence of JNUSU President and some other office-bearers. JNUSU also condemned them for not stopping such an act on spot and not filing any complaint against them with the JNU Administration or the Police.

The resolution was proposed by ABVP’s Joint Secretary Saurabh Kumar Sharma and seconded by JNU students after a meeting held on 19th February 2016. This is a welcome change!

This is a victory for India. Bharat Mata Ki Jai _/\_

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(It may be recalled that for the first time JNUSU passed a resolution on violation of rights of Tibetans on 25th Sept 2015, which has also  condemned gross human rights violation by Communist China over indigenous people of Tibet. The resolution was proposed and led by ABVP’s Joint Secretary Saurabh Kumar Sharma and seconded by an Councillor from SIT Ram Nayan Verma and passed after a marathon debate in which Communists have ultimately abstained when they couldn’t argue reasonably against).

Union Minister for HRD, Smt. Smriti Irani’s speech in Lok Sabha in reply to a debate on the JNU issue on 24th February 2016.

Delhi High Court grants interim CONDITIONAL bail to Kanhaiya Kumar for Six months:

JNUSU President Kanhaiya Kumar was granted interim bail on 2nd March, 2016 for six months by the Delhi High Court, with strict instructions that he has to cooperate in the ongoing investigation and has to present himself before the investigators as and when required. The high court made it clear that a JNU faculty member has to stand as surety for Kanhaiya. Further, it said that the accused has to furnish an undertaking that he will not violate any of the conditions mentioned in the bail order.

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Extracts from the Court Order:

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FULL TEXT of Delhi HC Order: http://lobis.nic.in/ddir/dhc/PRA/judgement/02-
03-2016/PRA02032016CRLW5582016.pdf

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This is how the Honorable High Court Order began by upholding the spirit of Nationalism and quoting couplets from the famous patriotic song expressing love for our Motherland:

‘Rang hara Hari Singh Nalve se, Rang laal hai Lal Bahadur se,
Rang bana basanti Bhagat Singh, Rang aman ka veer Jawahar se.
Mere Desh ki Dharti sona ugle, Ugle here moti mere desh ki dharti’

This patriotic song from ‘Upkaar’ by Lyricist Indeevar symbolizes individual characteristics representing by different colours and love for motherland.

The Court observed that – “…..The thoughts reflected in the slogans raised by some of the students of JNU who organized and participated in that programme cannot be claimed to be protected as fundamental right to freedom of speech and expression. I consider this as a kind of infection from which such students are suffering which needs to be controlled/cured before it becomes an epidemic….”

In this context, it would be worth to recall the case of Indian Parliament Attack in 2001: “Shoukat Hussain Guru vs State (Nct) Delhi & Anr on 14th May, 2008 Supreme Court) – Details from this link

…Having known about the plans of Afzal in collaborating with terrorists, Shaukat Hussain Guru
(cousin of Afzal Guru) refrained from informing the police or Magistrate intending thereby or
knowing it to be likely that such concealment on his part will facilitate the waging of war…”.

In this context, it is relevant to refer to Section 39 CrPC:

Section 39 of the CrPC (Criminal Procedure Code) states that, every person aware of the
commission of, or intention of any other person to commit any offence punishable under any of
the specified sections of the IPC is liable to inform to the nearest Magistrate or police
officer of such commission or intention. The person can escape from this offence, only if he
holds any solid reasonable excuses, which are: a) I had a reasonable excuse; b) I did inform; c)
I did not conceal it intentionally.

In the JNU Case, Kanhaiya Kumar as President part of the event hosting, present at stage but did not  inform the Police or State. The case is subjudice.

Will The University of Hyderabad Show Courage Against Radicals ?

“Tum Kitne Yakub Maaroge, Har Ghar Se Yakub Niklenge” ;

How many Yakub’s will you kill, one Yakub will arise from each home” .

This was a poster not in a madarasa, but in the University of Hyderabad ( UoH) put up by ASA, “Ambedkar Students Association” of UoH.

This was on the occasion of the Namaaz e Janaaza organised inside the campus of UoH on July 31st by the ASA and some radical Muslims. Some of them have studied in Jamia Milia Islamia earlier and many others come from radical Muslim families of Kerala.

Yakub Memon Support

Namaz e Janaaza

In protest against the anti national activities being perpetrated in the campus, the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad , (ABVP ) unit of UoH planned to organise a protest on 4th August.

Sensing this, the president of the ABVP unit of the university, Sri Susheel was attacked by about 60 radical members in the midnight of 3rd August 2015;  Susheel is hospitalised and has been having severe blood vomiting and lung pain since then.

Susheel hospitalised

The Police, Administration and more importantly the Vice Chancellor have to take quick action against these hoodlums else this university of prestige will become a prey !

Annexure : 

Those interested in knowing a background of these events, can read further down.

In the recent past, students associated with naxalite leanings and Islamic fundamentalist groups have aligned together to organise programs in HCU, University of Hyderabad, a Central University .  In almost all programs, radical Muslim leaders are making efforts to create a larger forum by roping in gullible Hindu students from weaker sections. This was exposed in our earlier article – Read Here

In Jan 2015, the Ambedkar Students Association ( ASA ) organised the Variyan Kunnathu Kunjahammad Haji Memorial lecture.  Kunjahammad was the leader of the Moplah (Malabar )riots of 1921 where thousands of Hindu women were subjected to rape and thousands killed & converted . Dr.Annie Beasant cried ” Malabar has taught what Islamic rule means and we do not want to see another specimen of Khilafat Raj in India”.  Read more

Also Read Kerala’s Biggest Challenge

The abject surrender of the Congress leadership then to these forces lead to the Partition of India

Narayanan Krishnan – Restoring Dignity of Human Life

Once an award winning chef, 32-year old Narayanan Krishnan of Madurai has served meals to over 19 lakh mentally disabled, sick, old and homeless destitutes living on roads, under bridges or crannies between the temples.

Out of country’s total 21,906,769 disabled population about three lakh of them are mentally disabled. Large number of them are found living uncared on roadsides without clothes, food, and in highly unhygienic conditions. Madurai-based Narayanan Krishnan left the lucrative job of a chef in Switzerland and started serving the mentally disabled, old, sick and homeless destitute living or dying on roadsides in his hometown Madurai. His life mission totally changed when he saw a mentally disabled eating his own waste out of hunger. He started serving meals to such people utilising his own personal savings in 2002, and till now has served meals to around 19 lakh destitutes. Interestingly, he himself cooks and serves the meals. Not only this, he also learnt hair cutting when the local barbers refused to shave such people. It is an outstanding example of restoring dignity to the human life.

Tonnes of cooked food go waste in the parties whether hosted in hotels, banquets or parks of the cities almost every day. On the other hand, lakhs of people go to bed without food everyday. The condition of those who are mentally disabled is very miserable, as they are not aware of their basic needs—when to eat, what to eat. This thought changed the life mission of Madurai based Narayanan Krishnan to such an extent that he turned down the offer of a chef’s job in Switzerland and started serving this most neglected section of the society living and dying on the roads in Madurai.

Narayanan Krishnan

Since 2002, Narayanan has served millions of meals, three times a day — breakfast, lunch and dinner — to the mentally ill, destitute and abandoned in the city. Now he has set-up Akshaya Home in Madurai and housed more than 450 mentally disabled people after rescuing them from the roads. It is a complete home equipped with modern kitchen, hospital and entertainment facilities. Narayanan personally devotes time for preparing and serving the meals. The gratitude and happiness seen on the faces of the inmates after taking the meals cannot be expressed in words.

Apart from feeding, Narayanan also provides quality medical care to all the residents with the help of doctors. Periodically, dental camps are also conducted to improve the personal hygiene. If any of the residents falls sick, he or she is immediately is taken for emergency care. The Trust also gives special care to beneficiaries who are very sick bringing back to normal life. “Since I personally know all the beneficiaries since the last 12 years, I spend almost 18 hours a day interacting and mingling with them. They get a secured feeling,” says Narayanan.

At the age of 19, with a degree in hand, Krishnan was selected to be a chef in a five star hotel of Switzerland. A single moment changed his life; seeing a man eating his own waste out of hunger. This made him realise how much we take for granted and how much we waste (even if it is unintentional), by throwing parties at banquet halls to honour people. So much food is wasted. Hundreds of people come, but only a handful eats the food.

When Narayanan decided to quit his dream job to serve such people, it was a little harder for his middle class parents to understand completely until the day he took his parents to show them why he was giving up his dream. A man on the street looked up at Narayanan’s parents and boldly said, “We are able to get three meals a day because of your son.” Touched by that man’s words, Narayanan’s mother said to him, “My dear son, you feed all these people, I will feed you till I am alive.”

In 2003, Krishnan founded Akshaya Trust. Akshaya means never-ending. That is exactly what he and his team of volunteers provide for the homeless– never ending aid. Over 12 years, he has been able to serve almost 1.9 million hot meals to the elderly and the mentally disabled—non-stop without any break, come rain or shine. Since the mentally sick people are not aware of their needs, they are found on the roads in very miserable condition—long hair, dirty clothes, lying in dirt and highly unhygienic condition. In 2005, Narayanan approached a team of barbers of Madurai to help give haircuts to such homeless people, but without any success, he took matters into his own hands, “I went to a hair cutting training school for six months, learnt hair cutting and till then has done thousands of haircuts for people.”

Before setting-up of Akshaya Home, Narayanan and his team travelled to great lengths to serve the meals. “We travelled 35 miles for breakfast, 35 miles for lunch and 35 miles for dinner.” Even now Krishnan’s day begins at 4 am. He and his team roam in a donated ambulance in the city and find the homeless poor souls under bridges, crannies between the city’s temples.

Another outstanding achievement of Narayanan is that some of the mentally disabled who were till just 6 months ago on the streets without hope or dignity, are today able to lead a life that has some semblance of normalcy. Some help in preparations of meals, while some have been trained to clean the dining hall, set the tables, clean-up after the meals, washing the clothes, housekeeping or look after the garden. Even the last rites are performed with full respect and honour. It is important because many of such people die on the roads and sometime last rites are not performed for days until the dead body starts decomposing and somebody complain to the police of foul smell. The inmates are also engaged in craft works and in indoor games. The quantum of happiness and satisfaction on their faces cannot be expressed in words. Surely, there can be no better rehabilitation of these people as has been done by Krishnan. The love and affection he shows while serving these people is outstanding.

Gandhiji had said, “Be the change you want to see in the world.” Narayanan Krishnan truly imbibed these words and set a precedent for all of us to follow.

NARAYANAN KRISHNAN HONOURED WITH PROF. YASHWANTRAO KELKAR AWARD

Yeshwant Rao Kelkar puraskar

Shri Narayanan Krishnan of Akshaya Trust Madurai has been awarded with Prof. Yashwantrao Kelkar Yuva Puraskar 2013. This award is given to recognise his outstanding work in helping the helpless, homeless, sick, mentally ill and destitute by providing healthy food, care and opportunity to rehabilitate to restore human dignity.  The award comprises of Rs 50,000 cash, certificate and a memento. He was felicitated with the Award in a special function at the National Council of Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad held on November 30 in Varanasi.

This award is given in the memory of the late Prof. Yashwantrao Kelkar, whose contribution was like a foundation stone to build up and flourish ABVP, the world’s largest students’ organisation. This award is being given since 1991. This is a collaborative activity of ‘ABVP’ and ‘Vidyarthi Nidhi Trust’, both committed for the cause of uplift of education and students.’ The idea behind this award is to encourage young social workers, engaged in various social welfare activities and to offer them a platform, thereby to motivate other youth for social work as well as to express gratitude to the young social workers.