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Ambassador’s message on the occasion of 70th Anniversary of
India’s Independence Day

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Mr. SUNIL JAIN

(Ambassador of India)

 Indian Independence Day 2017 On this very special occasion of 70th anniversary of India’s Independence Day, I wish all our nationals and friends in Kuwait good health and happiness. India@70 is being celebrated throughout the country and abroad with great fervor and enthusiasm. To begin with, we must express our deepest gratitude and pay homage to our brave and selfless freedom fighters who laid their lives and suffered innumerable hardships so that we continue to enjoy freedom today. We salute our defence and para-military forces for their valour and sacrifices in securing our borders at land, sea and air. This auspicious day also inspires more than 1.25 billion citizens of India, at home and abroad, to make greater efforts to succeed in their endeavors to make India a great and prosperous nation, caring for one and all.

 

India has recently elected Hon’ble Shri Ram Nath Kovind as the President of India and Hon’ble Shri Venkaiah Naidu as its new Vice-President. This is testimony to India’s mature and vibrant democratic traditions. As is well known, India is the largest democracy in the world.

 

Under the dynamic and visionary leadership of our Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi, India is making commendable progress in all areas of development. Special drives to improve the economic, social, educational, health-care and various other areas of public life through schemes such as 'Make in India' ‘Digital India’ programme, ‘Start-up India’ programme, ‘Smart Cities’, ‘Model Villages’, ‘Swachh Bharat’ mission. India is now the fastest growing large economy with rapid improvement in investment climate. According to the Harvard University’s Center for International Development growth projections, India will feature on top of the list of the fastest growing economies till 2025 with an average annual growth of 7.7 percent.

 

 Indian Independence Day 2017 Due to the stable political environment, consistent rise in GDP, low inflation and relatively low fiscal deficit, and stable prices, the International Monetary Fund has highlighted India as a bright economic spot in the world. In spite of global slowdown, India has emerged as the number one destination in attracting Foreign Direct Investment (FDI). During 2016-17, India received its highest ever FDI, which has given a big push to many key sectors including Railways, Defence, Insurance and Health. In the World Bank’s ‘Ease of Doing Business’ rankings, India’s position has been improving steadily over the last three years. Initiatives like simplified one page Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises registration form for Udyog Aadhaar, simplified forms for industrial licenses, online application process for environmental and forest clearances have made things exceptionally easy for the investors.

 

With the implementation of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) w.e.f. 1st July 2017 which provides a single tax framework across the country for all goods and services, India has become one large integrated economy. Introduction of GST is estimated to add about 2% to India’s GDP growth. It will have huge overall effect on smooth movement of goods across the country, lesser transportation costs etc. which will reduce the prices of items of use by the common man. Similarly, the demonetisation of old notes of Rs.1000 and Rs.500 is having its effect on reduction of black money, corruption, terror funding and faster growth of digital economy and cashless economy. These two landmark decisions of the government may have caused some inconvenience to the public and businesses in their initial phase, but they are going to revolutionise the whole gamut of public and economic life in the country.

 

Skill Development Initiatives have been introduced to assist youth in charting a new course for their future lives. The Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana has trained more than 2 million youth under various skill development courses. Several youth have been given loans to begin their own businesses. Agricultural sector is still the largest source of livelihood provider in India and contributes significantly to our Gross Domestic Product (GDP). The government has placed emphasis on farmers’ welfare and has taken various initiatives to modernize the agricultural sector.

 

 Indian Independence Day 2017 Towards its commitments for improving environment and halt to climate change India is taking important steps towards greater generation of renewable energy particularly wind power and solar energy. Because of India’s impressive achievements in the field of solar energy, the International Solar Alliance (ISA) of 121 tropical countries to develop and promote solar energy is now headquartered in India. India’s achievements in exploration of the outer space and in the field of space technology have been recognized all over the world. Particular mention should be made of success of India’s Mars Mission, launching of 104 satellites by the Indian Space Research Organisation loaded on a single launch vehicle, carrying satellites from foreign countries, including the USA, Canada, Germany and Indonesia.

 

India is investing huge money in improving connectivity by constructing new roads, railways, ports and shipyards throughout the country. To realize the grand vision of a connected India, 65,000 eligible habitations are to be connected by constructing 223,000 Km of roads by 2019. Work on Ahmedabad – Mumbai bullet train project has already started in collaboration with Japan.

 

On the foreign policy front, India continues to promote mutually beneficial relations with all countries and towards this end, is working with them on issues of common concern like terrorism and global economic crisis; energy, environment and food security through active bilateral, regional and international engagements. We are today witnessing a surge in violence and intolerance, radicalization and extremism and the threat of terrorism in many parts of the world. India not only condemns terrorism in all its forms and manifestations but joins hands with the international community in its efforts to eradicate the scourge of terrorism completely.

 

India and Kuwait enjoy historically close economic and socio-cultural relations since many centuries. Our two countries have been engaged at the highest level and have established several institutional mechanisms of cooperation in diverse fields. Joint Working Groups have been instituted for cooperation in the areas of labour, manpower & employment, hydrocarbons and health which meet on regular basis. Under the Youth Exchange programme, 15 member youth delegations from Kuwait and India are scheduled to exchange visits in December 2017 and January 2018. Under the cultural exchange programme, a number of cultural troupes from India visited Kuwait in 2016. Third International Day of Yoga was celebrated in the Embassy in June 2017 in collaboration with several local yoga groups including Art of Living, Artistic Yoga, Seva Darshan, Amma Kuwait, Harmony House etc. In the area of Defence Cooperation, goodwill visits of Indian Naval Ships to Kuwait and exchange of high level delegations take place on regular basis.

 

 Indian Independence Day 2017 To commemorate 70 years of India’s Independence Day, Indian Embassy is organizing a series of cultural events in its auditorium on the evening of 17th, 18th and 19th August.

 

To step up travel of Kuwaiti nationals and expatriates to India, the Embassy has been providing multi-entry business visas (5-year and 1-year), tourism visas (6-month), medical visas (1-year) and visas for study purposes. The Embassy issued approx. 14,000 visas in 2016. The number of Kuwaitis visiting India for tourism, trade and medical treatment has been going up steadily.

 

It is a matter of great satisfaction that HH the Amir of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah made a week-long private visit to India in June-July 2017.

 

During 18-20 September 2017, our Minister of State for External Affairs, Hon’ble Shri M.J. Akbar will lead a delegation for the 3rd India-Kuwait Joint Ministerial Commission Meeting in Kuwait to discuss the whole gamut of bilateral cooperation.

 

Earlier in March 2017, our National Security Advisor, Shri Ajit Doval paid an official visit to Kuwait for wide ranging discussions with his counterpart, Sheikh Thamer Ali Al-Sabah. He also called on His Highness the Amir and Deputy PM & Minister of Interior.

 

The dynamic Indian community of about 9.2 lakh in Kuwait continues to play its role in the deepening and widening of ties between our two countries. This year, for children of NRIs and PIOs who study in India under the NRI quota, the government has reduced the annual tution fee by half. The Embassy’s “Indian Workers Welfare Center” set up in September 2009 has been providing the much needed support system to our workers with its help desk, labour complaints desk, free accommodation and free initial legal advice. In death cases, Embassy provides service on 24 x 7 basis. Mortal remains of Indian nationals are being repatriated for final rites from Kuwait to India within 3-4 days in most cases. Embassy also arranges transportation of mortal remains to India free of cost in deserving cases. The Embassy holds an open house in its auditorium on regular basis where problems and grievances of Indian workers are given a patient hearing by senior Embassy officers and efforts are made on prompt basis to solve the issues brought to their notice.

 

 Indian Independence Day 2017 The Embassy issued over 96,000 new passports in 2016 as compared to 87,000 in 2015, showing a healthy increase of over 10%. Equal number of attestation and other consular services were also rendered. The visas issued also show an increase of 4.6% compared to 2015. Currently, there are nearly 300 Indian Socio-Cultural Associations registered with the Embassy in Kuwait. During 2016, Embassy Auditorium was used for 28 socio-cultural events organized by various Indian Associations.

 

Under the inspirational leadership guidance of our Hon’ble External Affairs Minister, Smt. Sushma Swaraj, the Embassy officials have been working very hard, day and night, to reach out to the Indian nationals in distress, who may be under arrest in police stations, detention centre, deportation center and Central or public jails and help them in every possible manner under the Kuwaiti laws. During the first half of this year, the Embassy has facilitated return of several Indians who were admitted in hospitals in serious condition and were provided the facility of their transfer to India on stretchers accompanied by a doctor/nurse, all expenditure borne out of Indian Community Welfare Fund. We are also taking action for transfer of Indian prisoners from Kuwaiti jails to jails in India near their hometowns.

 

The security of Indian nationals abroad is of utmost importance to us. In situations of distress faced by Indian nationals, we have reached out to ensure their safety, rescue and repatriation. Our community is present in almost all segments of Kuwaiti society and their contribution to the socio-economic development and prosperity of Kuwait has been highly regarded.

 

While greeting my compatriots on the 70th anniversary of our Independence Day, I take this opportunity to convey best wishes from the leaders of India for the continued good health and well-being of His Highness the Amir, Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, His Highness the Crown Prince, Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, His Highness the Prime Minister, Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah and the friendly people of the State of Kuwait.

Jai Hind!

 

Long Live our Nation..!

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M A. ASAD KHAN

(GM-Managing Partner KSCS,
G5 General Trd &
Al Lewaa Security services),
President – Indian Frontliners

It gives me immense pleasure and gratitude to extend my Hearty Greetings to the Ambassador of India to Kuwait H.E. Shri Sunil Jain, all Embassy officials, Government and the people of India on the 71st Independence Day of India. India is the only country which has diverse Religions, Languages and cultural diversity. People of all religions practice their faith as brothers. Unity in diversity is what we preach; I take this opportunity to express my pledge and oath to my motherland in whose care and benevolence we find warmth and comfort.

May our motherland always prosper and progress in all the development sectors and the industry. I take pride and privileged to say that I love my country for giving me this freedom and the whiff of fresh air that we breathe is only because of our freedom fighters who sacrificed their lives to give us a better future. Today, as we gather in small and large numbers, let us pay our rich tributes to our Motherland; let us renew our vow of loyalty and fidelity. We should take part in the affairs and leadership in protecting our boundaries for external enemies. Long live our Nation..!




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RAVI VARRIER

(G.M, Al Rashed Intl. Shipping Co., Kuwait )

On this happy occasion of India's 71st Independence Day, it gives me great pleasure to extend my warmest regards and heartfelt congratulations to all members of the Indian community in Kuwait, and to wish them good health, peace, happiness and prosperity.


In that day, 70 years ago, we finally broke off the imperialist chains that had shackled and subjugated us for over two hundred years. From that day on, we took over the helm of our destiny and charted the course of our country's growth and development overcoming significant challenges along the way.


Happy Independence Day
Jai Hind !

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Let us all renew our oath and pledge our loyalty to our Motherland

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SK.WADAWAN

(Prop; Samara Auto Parts)

On the occasion of India’s 71st Independence Day I would like to extend my hearty greeting to the President of India, Prime Minister and the Government and people of India on this auspicious day. I would also like to extend my greeting to Our Ambassador of India to Kuwait Shri Sunil Jain, Indian Embassy officials and large Indian community residing here in Kuwait.

 

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AZIZ. F

(TAJMAHAL MARBLES, Kuwait)

Let us salute this great Nation on this auspicious day! At the stroke of midnight, when the world slept, India woke up to life and freedom
And today, our Nation has discovered itself again! Let all brothers and sisters of India pour their zeal on the celebration of Independence Day!

Happy Independence Day!
Jai Hind !

Independence Day marks the end of British Rule and the beginning of New era in the history of India. Great leaders like Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, Mahatma Gandhi, Sardar Valabhai Patel and many other stalwarts and freedom fighters whose immense contribution, sacrifice and struggle to gain freedom from the British. The British ruled India for more than 200 years and many valuable lives were lost fighting for freedom. Great Indian martyrs laid down their lives so that we could breathe a whiff of fresh air and a sigh of relief for the rest of our life. Though Independence came at a great cost and loss of life as Democratic India was divided by the British into two parts India and Pakistan.

 

India has re-built the economy and infrastructure over the last 7 decades and is now among the superpower of the world like America and Russia. We are no more underdogs, and India is among the most progressed, developed and strategically stable countries of the world. Investors from all over the world are investing in India, either in the industrial, Tourism, retail, defense, Information and Technology sectors.


Today, India stands tall in the world and has earned its own status; a potential commercial hub for foreign investment, technology and industrial sector. Indian Scientist have made a mark on the global arena and are considered the most reliable, trustworthy and regarded the back bone of the future generation.

 

Our country India is a peace loving country, people from all walks no matter what caste, creed or sex or what religion they fellow, we live in peace, harmony and brotherhood. India abolished the caste system decades back and has given women equal status in the society. Indian women are taking up jobs in all sectors and they have gained respect.

 

As Jawaharlal Nehru once said, “ask not what the country has done for me; ask what I can do for the country”. Today is the time for us all once again to stand by our country in good and bad days, in hardships and disaster, to serve humanity.

 

Let us all renew our oath and pledge our loyalty to our motherland. As we celebrate our 71st Independence Day.

 

Jai Hind .. Jai Bharat

 
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India’s Independence Day Message from Dr. R. Seetharaman, CEO of Doha Bank

 Indian Independence Day 2017

Dr. R. Seetharaman

CEO of Doha Bank

On the occasion of the 71st anniversary of Indian Independence Day I extend my warm greetings and congratulations to all Indian nationals.India is one of the oldest civilizations and has a rich and varied heritage. The values that guided our freedom movement became the cornerstone of the Independent Indian Republic.

On this historic day, we pay homage to those who courageously fought for India’s freedom. We also remember with deep gratitude the brave guardians of our frontiers who have over the years sacrificed their lives for the security of our nation. We re-dedicate ourselves to build a modern and vibrant India.

In the last seven decades, India has secured a respected place in the comity of nations. India is the largest democracy and is committed to tolerance, harmony, equality, justice, and the rule of law. India today is poised for a giant leap from the ranks of developing countries to developed countries. India’s GDP is expected to grow by 7.2% in 2017-18. Foreign direct investment inflows hit an all-time high of $60.1 billion in 2016-17. Since 2014, the government opened up sectors like rail infrastructure and defence. FDI reforms were also carried out in financial sector, medical devices and construction sectors.

The passage of the Goods and Services tax (GST) Bill is a landmark reform for the country. With scheduled implementation of GST from July, digital transactions will gain traction within the country and facilitate India's emergence as a global leader.

 Indian Independence Day 2017 Banks will work towards ensuring effective implementation of financial inclusion and digital transaction. Qatar- India Bilateral trade is close to $9bn for 2016-17 and there is significant potential on bilateral trade, finance and investment between them. India has a rich, close and multi-dimensional relationship with Qatar.

It is home to a large Indian expatriate population, which constantly nurtures and renews the ties of friendship and understanding between them. The dynamic and lively Indian community in Qatar continues to play its part in the rapid evolution and upgradation of ties.

India is land of unity in diversity. It has different languages, customs, art and culture. Indian dance has themes drawn from mythology, legends and classical literature. Indian literature can date its origins to the oral tradition of the Vedas and the great epics of India, which are still an integral part of daily life.

Indians have a diverse selection of cuisine types.India’s Bollywood, Kollywood, tollywood and other regional language films have attracted global audiences. Indians have spread across globally on account of their knowledge, skill and commitment. On account of this Indian culture has also transcended borders in the form of dance, literature, food, music, festival or cinema Indian festivals are celebrated globally. The Indian Culture has brought Global Indian Community closer.

Young people in India are growing up in a time of rapid societal change. This provides a solid human resource base to power our development. India’s demographic potential gives it an edge to improve its economic growth. Indian youth today feels an urge to speak up, to stand by itself and its beliefs and ideals.

 Indian Independence Day 2017 They believe in freedom of speech and expression. The Indian youth have kept in mind that they are the future and they want to work from now to make India a better place tomorrow. The Indian youth moves ahead as a sensible and educated citizen. Better education, diminishing gender biases and a very fast and effective social networking is empowering today's Indian youth to take up leading role in the matters of national integration.

On this day we take pride as an Indian and celebrate the success of India across various fields in the Global arena. We salute those who are responsible for such success and will also encourage the persistent efforts of Indians who strive towards success on various fields for the benefit of our country.

 

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Freedom is not free, it comes with the price of responsibility

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Ashok Kalra

(MD / Partner)
Mughal Mahal Gen Trad &
Cont Co.W.L.L

On the occasion of our nation's 71st anniversary of Independence, it gives me great pleasure to extend to all readers of Frontliners, and to all members of the Indian community in Kuwait, my heartiest felicitations.

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Each year, Independence Day is an occasion for us to remember and pay tributes to the tens of thousands of brave men and women who laid down their lives in the struggle for our country's independence. Independence Day also reminds us of the huge debt we owe to our courageous soldiers, and the valiant martyrs who pay the ultimate price, guarding our borders and ensuring our country's freedom and independence.

 

Independence Day also gives us an opportunity to take stock of our nation's achievements and its challenges going forward. Over the past seventy years, India has made huge strides in every field, including in economic, social, cultural, scientific, education and healthcare fields. Today, we are among the fastest growing economies in the world, and our economy is poised to maintain this steady growth rate well into the next decade.

 

It is worth noting that in just one year since our last Independence Day, the government has taken two pivotal steps designed to create a long-term impact on our country's economy and its public finances. First was the demonetization of Rs500 and Rs1000 old currency notes in early November of last year, and the second was the introduction of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) on 1 July of this year. Though both these initiatives were initially a cause for concern to the public, people are slowly beginning to realize that these measures were needed to benefit the country and its economy in the long-term.

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HIRAK MUKHERJEE,

(Country Manager, AIR INDIA, Kuwait)

Freedom is the oxygen of the soul. Thousands laid down their lives so that Our country can celebrate this day; Never forget their sacrifices. Our life is full of colors. I hope this 15th August will add more colors to your life.


Happy Independence Day!
Jai Hind !

 

As the largest guest community in this country, let us mark this Independence Day by expressing our thanks to Kuwait and its leadership for hosting us and allowing us to contribute to the socio-economic development of this land. The fact that there are more than 900,000 Indians living in this country as guests, and contributing in a dynamic and lively way to the growth and development of Kuwait, attests to the long and cherished relationship between the two countries in various fields, including in social, cultural and commercial spheres.

 

Independence Day also highlights our country’s resilient spirit, its strong unity in the face of adversity, and, most of all, its unique characteristic — the mosaic of its diversity. Since gaining independence in 1947, India has pursued a secular democratic way of life that emphasizes equality, justice and pluralism of views and beliefs for all its people.


So, on this Independence Day, let us dedicate ourselves to upholding our cherished democratic traditions and values of respect for the views and beliefs of others. Let us remain steadfast in ensuring equality and justice for all and in building a pluralistic society that grows and develops together as one in peace and harmony.

Jai Hind.

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Science and Technology in India

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S.M.HYDER ALI

Chairman, TVS Travels &
Cargo services co. Wll..

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India is a country of continental proportions and rich cultural heritage. The civilizational history of India goes back to more than 5000 years. In ancient times India was considered as one of the leading lights of the world and its glory was spread far and wide all across the corners of the earth. Throughout its history, India has evolved and reinvented herself. India is the birthplace and cradle of four popular religions of the world, namely, Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, and Sikhism. The contributions and achievements of Indians in the fields of science & technology, architecture, and culture is widely acknowledged.

 

We have collected a number of interesting facts about India. These include the facts about geographical diversity of India, history of India, achievements of India as a nation and achievements of Indian people in the sphere of science & technology, sports, adventure etc.

 

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A.N. Natarajan

(KNPC)

In Mind, Freedom in Words, Pride in our souls & That is State of Independence !
Let us salute the Nation today !
Today we are living freely because many sacrificed their lives
For the sake of this country !
Let us salute those Great Souls !
As we celebrate this day, Let us remember that No Nation is perfect It needs to be made perfect with our deeds of perfection.
Remember to contribute in our own way towards this goal of Commonest Indian as we are away from the country though !
The Future ,Progress, inclusive growth & Development of our country does not lie solely on the TECHNOLOGICAL IMPROVEMENT but on how we build SOCIAL COHESION , COMMUNAL TOLERANCE , EQUALITY AMONG CLASS & MUTUAL TRUST between Nation and its people .
That way, we can build a great Nation we can realy on and be proud !
May the Tricolour always fly high !
Let us celebrate the free spirit of India !
May this Independence day fill your Life with Happiness & Prosperity !

Happy Independence Day
Jai Hind !

A New Frontier

The tradition of science and technology (S&T) in India is over 5,000 years old. A renaissance was itnessed in the first half of the 20th century. The S&T infrastructure has grown up from about Rs. 10 million at the time of independence in 1947 to Rs. 30 billion. Significant achievements have been made in the areas of nuclear and space science, electronics and defence. The government is committed to making S&T an integral part of the socioeconomic development of the country.

 

India has the third largest scientific and technical manpower in the world; 162 universities award 4,000 doctorates and 35,000 postgraduate degrees and the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research runs 40 research laboratories that have made some significant achievements. In the field of Missile Launch Technology, India is among the top five nations of the world. Science and technology, however, is used as an effective instrument for growth and change. It is being brought into the mainstream of economic planning in the sectors of agriculture, industry and services. The country’s resources are used to derive the maximum output for the benefit of society and improvement in the quality of life.

 

About 85 per cent of the funds for S&T come directly or indirectly from the Government. The S&T infrastructure in the country accounts for more than one per cent of the GNP. S&T in India is entering a new frontier.

 

Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) The Council of Scientific and Industrial Research is a multi-disciplinary setup comprising thirty eight laboratories and about fifty outreach centers spread throughout the country carrying out fundamental and applied R&D in practically all areas of science technology ranging from genomics to special glasses, aeronautics to oceanography research, polymers to proteins.

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CSIR’s expertise and experience is embodied in about 5000 active scientists and technologists, recognized nationally and internationally, who are supported by over 10,000 scientific and technical personnel, working in an impressive infrastructure built up over the years with a present day cost of over US$1 billion.

 

Over the years CSIR has developed over 3,000 technologies and licensed 1,500 of them to about 6,000 clients. The annual industrial production based on CSIR techniques and technologies are estimated at around $1.5 billion.

 

In 2002,CSIR won 145 US patents and topped the Patent Cooperation Treaty listing of the top 50 entities in the developing world. Annually, CSIR files around 650 patents abroad and ranks amongst the top three entities from all developing countries in PCT patent applications. It has bilateral S&T collaborations with 30 foreign S&T Agencies.

 

 Indian Independence Day 2017

Anant Kapadiya

(Vice-Chairman, Indian Business & Profesional Council-Kuwait)

It is heartening to know that FRONTLINERS is coming up with a special issue to celebrate the 71st Independence Anniversary being celebrated in Kuwait. August 15 is a very special day for all the 1.25 Billion Indians living in India and across the World. This day is celebrated in a big way not only in India but wherever Indians or persons of Indian Origin reside. The day brings a sense of pride in the hearts and minds of every Indian. We remember the sacrifices made by our leaders, who sacrificed their lives in achieving independence from the British rule and those leaders who contributed mightily to the development and progress of India. India had its political and economical ups and downs since independence but the overall progress has been tremendous.


Being a young democracy India has outshone many other countries and its achievements are applauded by one and all. The world recognizes that India with its numerous issues like poverty, caste system, diverse cultures and languages, unscrupulous climatic and weather conditions, shortages of water and power and above all pending issues with the neighbors has progressed beyond expectations. We hope and pray that political stability continues and India will succeed in all its endeavors. A very happy Independence celebrations to all the Indians in Kuwait.


Happy Independence Day
Jai Hind !

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Atomic Energy

The prime objective of India’s nuclear energy programme is the development and use of nuclear energy for peaceful purposes such as power generation, applications in agriculture, medicine, industry, research and other areas.

 

India is today recognized as one of the most advanced countries in nuclear technology including the production of source materials. The country is self-reliant and has mastered the expertise covering the complete nuclear cycle from exploration and mining to power generation and waste management. Accelerators and research and power reactors are now designed and built indigenously. The sophisticated variable energy cyclotron at Kolkata and a medium-energy heavy ion accelerator ‘pelletron’ set up recently at Mumbai are national research facilities in the frontier areas of science.

 

As part of its programme of peaceful uses of atomic energy, India has also embarked on a programme of nuclear power generation. Currently eight nuclear stations are producing eight billion kilowatts of electricity. Four more nuclear power stations are planned. The new nuclear reactors are designed in India. The peaceful nuclear programme also includes producing radioisotopes for use in agriculture, medicine, industry and research.

 

Space

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), under the Department of Space (DOS), is responsible for research, development and operationalisation of space systems in the areas of satellite communications, remote sensing for resource survey, environmental monitoring, meteorological services, etc. DOS is also the nodal agency for the Physical Research Laboratory, which conducts research in the areas of space science, and the National Remote Sensing Agency, which deploys modern remote-sensing techniques for natural resource surveys and provides operational services to user agencies.

 

                                           K.S. LAMBA                                                MD, Almailem group of companies

 On the auspicious occasion of the 70th  anniversary of the Indian Independence, I take this opportunity to extend my heartiest greetings and good wishes to the Indian community, Kuwaiti friends and well-wishers. 

India’s past was glorious, present is a challenge to raise standard of living of common man, future is promising if we handle the present wisely, timely and efficiently. Let the Indian diaspora fly the success story flags high in distant lands and beyond. 

Happy Independence day..!

India is the only Third World Country to develop its own remote-sensing satellite. India joined a select group of six nations on October 15, 1994, when the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) successfully accomplished its mission of placing the 800 Kg remote sensing satellite, IRS-P2, in the intended orbit. Earlier in May, the fourth developmental flight of the Augmented Satellite Launch Vehicle (ASLV) achieved its mission by placing the 113 Kg SROSS-C2 scientific satellite in a near-earth orbit. India is well on its way to developing a Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV) capable of putting 2000 Kg satellites into space.

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is currently trying to develop an indigenous cryogenic engine for GSLV. A GSLV model has already been tested in wind tunnel.

 

 

The INSAT series of satellites launched earlier are performing well and provide vital services for telecommunications, television, meteorology, disaster warning and distress detection. The latest INSAT series include new features like Ku-band transponders and mobile satellite services transponders.

 

The remote-sensing satellites, launched in 1988 and 1991, have already become the mainstay of the natural resource management system of the country. The projected launch of advanced remote sensing satellites will not only enhance the scope of their application, but will also offer commercial service to other countries.

 

The Indian achievement in the application of space based remote sensing technology has led a US company to enter into an agreement for marketing the data from Indian satellites globally. India’s progress in space technology has attracted worldwide attention and demand, with leasing agreements for marketing of IRS data and supply of space hardware and services. India also believes in cooperation in space with agencies all over the world. A high-level UN team selected India for setting up a UN Centre for Space Science and Technology Education. India is on the threshold of achieving self-reliance in the launch capability.

 

 

 Indian Independence Day 2017 RAVI KOHLI 

 
(MD, AL SABAH & KOHLI Group, Kuwait)

As Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose said, One individual may die for an ideas, but that idea will, after his earth, incarnate itself in a thousand lives.

 

 

 

 

Happy Independence Day !

Jai Hind !

Electronics

The Department of Electronics plays the promotional role for the development and use of electronics for socioeconomic development. Many initiatives have been taken for a balanced growth of the electronics industry. The basic thrust has been towards a general rationalization of the licensing policy with an emphasis on promotion rather than regulation, besides achieving economy of scale with up-to-date technology.


A multi-pronged approach has been evolved for result-oriented R&D with special emphasis on microelectronics, telematics, and high performance computing and software development. Application of electronics in areas such as agriculture, health and service sectors has also been receiving special attention. For upgrading the quality of indigenously manufactured products, a series of test and development centers and regional laboratories have been set up. These centers for electronic design and technology help small and medium electronics units. A number of R&D projects have been initiated to meet the growing requirements of the industry.

 

Oceanography

India has a coastline of more than 7,600 km and 1,250 islands, with its Exclusive Economic Zone covering over 2 million sq. km and continental shelf extending up to 350 nautical miles. The Department of Ocean Development was established in 1981 to ensure optimum utilization of living resources, exploitation of non-living resources such as hydrocarbons and minerals, and to harness ocean energy.


Two research vessels, ORV Sagar Kanya and FROV Sagar Sampada, are assessing and evaluating the resource potential. Survey and exploration efforts have been directed to assess seabed topography, and concentration and quality of mineral nodules. In August 1987, India was allotted a mine site of 150,000 sq. km in the central Indian Ocean for further exploration and development of resources.

 

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India is the only developing country to have qualified for Pioneer Status by the UN Conference on the Law of the Sea in 1982, and it is the first country in the world to have secured registration of a mine site.

 

India has sent 13 scientific research expeditions to Antarctica since 1981, and has established a permanently manned base, Dakshin Gangotri. A second permanent station, an entirely indigenous effort, was completed by the eighth expedition. The objective is to study the ozone layer and other important constituents, optical aurora, geomagnetic pulsation and related phenomena. By virtue of its scientific research activities, India acquired Consultative Membership of the Antarctic Treaty in 1983 and acceded to the Convention on the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources in July 1985. India is also a member of the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research, and has played a significant role in adopting a Minerals Regime for Antarctica in June 1988.

 

A National Institute of Ocean Technology was set up for the development of ocean-related technologies. It is also and islands.

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M.MULLICK

(G.M, Kulaib Inter. Trd. Cont.)

Independence is having the freedom of choice in whatever we may do, in whatever we may wish to do, and similarly, freedom with reference to our great heroes is the biggest gift that our forefathers could have ever given us. The very thought that believed in making the future generations see the light of an independent India, was a great vision and expressed the freedom of the mind.


Happy Independence Day!
Jai Hind !

 

Biotechnology

India has been the forerunner among the developing countries in promoting multi-disciplinary activities in this area, recognizing the practically unlimited possibility of their applications in increasing agricultural and industrial production, and in improving human and animal life.

 

The nucleus of research in this area is the National Biotechnology Board, constituted in 1982. A Department of Biotechnology was created in 1986. Recently, the Biotechnology Consortium India Ltd. was set up. It will play the role of a catalyst in bridging the gap between research and development, industrial and financial institutions.


Some of the new initiatives taken include developing techniques for gene mapping, conservation of biodiversity and bio-indicators research, special biotechnology programmes for the benefit of the scheduled castes and scheduled tribes and activities in the area of plantation crops. The areas which have been receiving attention are cattle herd improvement through embryo transfer technology, in vitro propagation of disease resistant plant varieties for obtaining higher yields, and development of vaccines for various diseases.

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Science & Technology in India

India is one of the leading nations in the world in terms of science and technology. India has the second largest pool of scientists and engineers in the world. In terms of technological advancements and scientific achievements India is second to none. India belongs to the select group of countries who have developed indigenous nuclear technology. India is among the few countries which have developed ballistic missiles. In the field of space science India is among the few countries which have the capability to launch GSLV satellite. India’s achievements in the field of IT and software are acknowledged all over the world.

 
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History of Indian National Flag

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M. SHAIN SHA

CHAIRMAN NQG STATIONERY,
KUWAIT,

CHAIRMAN -
SHAIN SHA GROUP OF COMPANIES

The Indian national flag represents India’s long struggle for freedom is a national treasure. It signifies the status of India as an independent republic. The Indian National Flag came into being in its present form at the meeting of Constitutional Assembly on 22nd July 1947. Since then it has first served as the National Flag of the Dominion of India from 15 August 1947 to 26 January 1950 and thereafter as the national flag of the Republic of India. The Indian National Flag was designed by Pingali Venkayya and contains three equal strips of saffron, white and green. The ratio of its width to its length is two is to three.

 

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A navy blue color “Chakra” known as the Ashoka Chakra, which has twenty-four spokes is present in the middle of the white strip. According to the standard set down by ISI (Indian Standard Institution) it should occupy seventy five percent of the space of the white strip. The National Flag is one of the most respectable national symbols.

 

There are strict laws regarding its manufacturing and its hoisting. The official flag specifications require the flag to be made of Khadi, which is a special hand spun yarn made up of cotton, silk and wool. 1904: The history of the Indian flag dates back to pre-independence era. It was in 1904 that first Indian flag came into being. It was made by an Irish disciple of Swami Vivekananda. Her name was Sister Nivedita and after some time this flag came to be known as Sister Nivedita’s flag. This flag was coloured red and yellow.

 

Red signified the freedom struggle and yellow was a symbol of victory. It had the words “Bonde Matoram” in Bengali written on it. Along with it the flag contained a figure of ‘Vajra’, weapon of god ‘Indra’, and a white lotus in the middle. The ‘Vajra’ is a symbol of strength and lotus depicts purity.

 

 Indian Independence Day 2017  Indian Independence Day 2017 1906: After Sister Nivedita’s flag another flag was designed in 1906. It was a tricolor flag with three equal strips of blue (top), yellow (middle) and red (lower). In this flag the blue strip had eight stars of slightly different shapes. The red strip had two symbols, first one was of sun and the other one contained a star and a crescent, near the fly. The yellow strip had ‘Vande Mataram’ written on it in Devnagiri script.

 

In 1906 another version of this flag was created. It was also tricolour but its colours were different. It had orange, yellow and green and came to be known as ‘Calcutta flag’ or ‘Lotus flag’, as it had eight half opened lotuses on it. It is believed to be designed by Sachindra Prasad Bose and Sukumar Mitra. It was unfurled on 7th August day” against the partition of Bengal and Sir Surendranath Banerjee hoisted this flag to mark the unity of India.

 

 Indian Independence Day 2017  Indian Independence Day 2017 1907: This flag is very similar to the flag of 1906, with the exception of colors and the flower closest to hoist. This flag had three colors, blue, yellow and red and the flower was larger than others.

 

Then came the Madam Bhikaji Rustom Cama’s flag. The flag was collectively designed by Madam Bhikaji Cama, Veer Savarkar and Shyamji Krishna Varma. The flag was unfurled by Madam Cama on 22nd of August 1907 at Stuttgrat, Germany, and attained the status of the first Indian flag to be hoisted at the foreign land. From this event onwards it is also referred as ‘Berlin Committee flag.

 

The flag consisted of three colors- the topmost being green followed by golden saffron in the middle and the red color at the bottom. It had ‘Vande Mataram’ inscribed on it.

 

1916: In 1916 Pingali Venkayya, a writer and geophysicists designed a flag with the intention to bring the whole nation together. He met Mahatma Gandhi and sought his approval. Mahatma Gandhi suggested him to incorporate a charkha as a symbol of economic regeneration of India, in the flag. Pingali made the flag out of the hand spun yarn ‘Khadi’. The flag had two colors and a ‘Charkha’ drawn across them but Mahatma Gandhi did not approve of it as he said that the red represents the Hindu community and the green represents the Muslims, but all the other communities of India are not represented in this flag.

 

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1917: The Home Rule League formed by Bal Ganga Dhar Tilak adopted a new flag in 1917. As at that time status of Dominion was being demanded for India. The flag had the union jack at the top, near the hoist. The rest of the flag contains five red and four blue strips. It had seven stars on it in the shape of ‘Saptarishi’ Constellation which is supposed to be the sacred one for the Hindus.

 

It also had a crescent moon and a star at the top fly end. This flag did not gain popularity among the masses.

 

1921:  Indian Independence Day 2017 As Mahatma Gandhi wanted all the communities of India to be represented in the flag of tha nation, so a new flag was designed. This flag had three colors. At the top was white then green and at the bottom was red color. In this flag the colour white symbolized minority communities of India, green was for the Muslims and the red one was for the Hindu and Sikh communities. The ‘Charkha’ was drawn across all the bands symbolizing the unification of these flag of Ireland, another nation which was struggling to get its independence from the rule of Britain. Although the Congress Committee did not adopt it as its official flag but it was widely used as a symbol of nationality in India’ freedom struggle.

 

1931:  Indian Independence Day 2017  Indian Independence Day 2017 Some people were not at all happy with the communal interpretation of the flag. Keeping all this in view a new flag was designed which replaced the red with ochre. This color signified combined spirit of both the religions as saffron was the color of Hindu yogis as well as Muslim darvesh. But the Sikh community also demanded a separate representation in the flag or the complete abandonment of religious colors.


This resulted in another flag by Pingali Venkayya. This new flag had three colors. Saffron was at the top followed by white in the middle and green being the lowermost. The ‘Charkha’ was at the center of white color. This flag was passed at the meeting of Congress Committee in 1931 and was adopted as the official flag of the Committee.

 

1947:  Indian Independence Day 2017 When India got independence, a committee headed by Rajinder Prasad was formed to discuss the National Flag of India and they decided to adopt the flag of Indian National Congress with suitable modifications, as the flag of India. As a result, the flag of 1931 was adopted as Indian flag but ‘Charkha’ in the middle was replaced by ’Chakra’ (wheel) and hence our National Flag came into being.

 

British India Flag 1858-1947: This flag of British India was introduced in 1858, whose design was based on western heraldic standards, were similar to flags of other British colonies, including Canada and Australia. The blue banner included the Union Flag in the upper-left quadrant anda Star of India capped by theroyal crown in the middle of the right half.

 

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Manufacturing

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SIDDHARTHA MUKHERJEE

(RESIDENT MANAGER, ORIENTAL INSURANCE, KUWAIT)

We are again reached the eve of our Independence day which we fondly celebrate every year on 15th August. It always reminds us of our glorious freedom struggle and the sacrifices made by our freedom fighters to win independence from colonial occupier.
It also reminds us how we as a Nation have evolved and progressed over the years to take a place of pride in the World of Nations. The achievements are huge and mind boggling ,making us extremely proud as a citizen of the Country.
I hereby congratulate and wish my all fellow Indians a very happy Independence Day. We from Oriental Insurance, as a Government of India Company, are always at their service with best customer care.
We are also doing our best for our non Indian customers and citizens of Kuwait to provide them with best Insurance Solutions and to serve them up to their satisfaction. This is our way of serving our Nation.

Happy Independence Day
Jai Hind !

 

Code of Conduct

Being a national symbol it is respected by every Indian. There are certain dos and don’ts laid down for common people regarding Indian flag:

• When the National Flag is raised the saffron color band should be at the top.

 

• No flag or emblem should be placed either above the National Flag or to its right.

 

• All other flags to be placed to the left of the National Flag if they are hung in a line.

 

• When the National Flag is carried in a procession or parade, it shall be on the marching right or in front of the center of the line, if there is a line of other flags.

 

• Normally the National Flag should be flown over important government buildings like the Rashtrapati Bhawan, the Parliament House, the Supreme Court of India, the High Courts, the Secretariats, the Commissioners’ office etc.

 

• The National Flag or any imitation of it must not be used for purpose of trade, business, or profession.

 

• The National Flag should always be taken down in the evening at sunset.

 

According to flag code, all India citizens do not have the right to hoist the Indian flag except for some important days like Republic day, Independence Day and Mahatma Gandhi’s birthday. A renowned industrialist Naveen Jindal challenged this in the court as when he hoisted the flag on his office building he was told not to do so as it may be taken as a breach of code of Indian flag. Then he lodged a PIL (Public Interest Litigation) in the court now the decision of the court is pending in this regard but a temporary permission has been granted to Indian citizens to hoist the flag on any day but in a respectable manner.

 

Some Interesting Facts

* The Indian flag was hoisted on the highest mountain peak of the world, Mount Everest on 29th May 1953.

* Madam Bhikaji Rustom Cama was the first person to hoist Indian flag on foreign soil on 22nd August 1907 in Stuttgrat, Germany.

* The Indian National Flag flew to space in 1984 when Wing Commander Rakesh Sharma went to the space. The flag was attached as a medallion on the space suit of Rakesh Sharma.

 

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Veera Mangai Velunachiyar

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N.S.SHETTY

(ORIENTAL RESTAURANT GROUP, KUWAIT)

On this day the 15th of August, a day engraved in our history, we celebrate our freedom. When we celebrate it by hoisting the flag, playing our National Anthem, distributing sweets, we need to sail back into the past to remember and pay homage to the builders of our nation. We were the privileged to have been born in free India. We must remember those hard times and struggles that our national heroes fought for, so that we could live a better life.

Happy Independence Day!
Jai Hind !

Veera Mangai Velunachiyar was one of the queens in the 18th century in South India. She rebelled against the British Empire and fought for the freedom of India. She was born in 1730 AD to the Mannar Sellamuthu Sethupathy and to Rani Sakandhimuthal of Ramnad Kingdom. She was the only daughter of this Royal family.

The Royal couple had no male heir.


The royal family brought up the Princess, Velunachiyar, like Prince of Ramnad due to this reason.


She was trained in the skills of using weapons and also in martial arts like Valari, sticks fighting etc. She learnt horse riding and archery earlier. The Royal couple had engaged teachers to teach her many languages like French, English and Urdu. Thus this young brave Princess had excellent training in all war techniques.

She was a scholar in many languages and was ready to rule the Ramnad Kingdom. She married Sivagangai Mannar Muthuvaduganathar at the age of sixteen. In the year 1772, the English invaded her kingdom. Velu Nachiyar heard that her husband Raja Muthu Vaduganathar and her daughter young Princess Gowri Nachiyar were killed in Kalaiyar Koil war. 

 

This war was held in Kalaiyar Koil palace. British troops attacked the palace under the command of Lt.Col. Bon Jour. She was very much worried and wanted to take revenge.

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Dalavay Thandavaraya Pillai and Maruthu brothers sustained injuries. They promised to recapture the samasthan to punish the English.

Dalavay Thandavaraya Pillai, an incredible and distinguished person was the most powerful administer in Sivagangai samsthanam.

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Thandavaraya Pillai, the loyalist served (1700-1773) as Palavay and also as Pirathani under the three rulers of Sivagangai samsthanam. He was responsible for the development of Sivagangai samsthanam .

At first he served the King Sasivarna Periya Udaiya Thevar during 1730-1750. Later he served under Muthu Vaduganatha Thevar, the King during 1750-1772.

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Sunil Menon

(CEO Al Qabandi United Company, Kuwait)

We should be extremely pleased to be created in this country, a country which delivered charming personalities like Mahatma Gandhi, Rabindranath Tagore, and Subhash Chandra Bose." “It’s our responsibility to pay respect to all those who have set down theirlife to create the country that sets an example of unity in diversity in this universe.

Happy Independence Day!
Jai Hind !

He also served as *Pirathani to the queen Rani Velu Nachiyar.Here Dalavay means military chief and the Pirathani means chief minister.

Pirathani was responsible for the improvement of Foreign affairs. Thus the two charges were the most important and also powerful. (Thandavaraya Pillai was the son of Kathavaraya Pillai who was an accountant and also as Karvar, (administer) in this samsthan. He rendered his service with loyalty from the beginning of this samsthanam. He administered well and helped in the development.

The King Udaiya Thevar was very much pleased because of his good administration and granted him his hereditary management. It shows the significance of loyalty of Dalavay Thandavaraya Pillai.

He advised Veera Mangal Velunachiar to move to different places often in order to avoid British invaders. Meanwhile Dalavay Thandavarayan Pillai wrote a letter to Sultan Hyder Ali on behalf of Velu Nachiyar to provide 5000 infantry and 5000 cavalry to defeat the British army. But unfortunately he passed away due to old age.

She decided to meet Hyder Ali after the demise of Dalavay Thandavarayan Pillai at Mysore with the help of his son.

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Delhi Batcha,

(PROP, Alsafi Restaurant)

Thousands laid down their lives so that our country can breathe this day. Never forget their sacrifice, let’s honor thepatriotism of the people who lost their lives to free India. Let’s feel proud to be part of our glorious nation and hoist the Tricolor high…
Let us celebrate & enjoy the freedom to live independently in our country cheerfully, helpfully, hopefully, peacefully by remembering our national heroes who gave us freedom after suffering years of pain & humiliation. 

Happy Independence Day!
Jai Hind !

She could explain in detail in Urdu all her problems with East India Company. She explained him her strong opposition of British regime. Hyder Ali was very much pleased and promised to help her in this conflict.

He accepted her request with sympathy and provided the necessary military assistance and he orderd Syed Karki of Dindigul fort gladar to provide the required military equipments to Rani Velu Nachiyar. He released 5000 infantry and 5000 cavalry to Rani Velu Nachiyar immediately.

Her troops advanced to Sivaganga with the help provided by Maruthu brothers. The Nawab of Arcot put so many hindrances to avoid the advancement of Rani Velu Nachiyar’s combined troops. The queen and Maruthu brothers overcame all hurdles.

 

They geared up the troops and entered Sivaganga. She defeated the Nawab of Arcot and took him as a captivator. She re-captured her Sivaganga samsthan with the help of Hyder Ali and crowned as queen of the Sivagangai seemai.

Velu Nachiyar is only the first queen who raised the revolt against the British emperor. According to historians, Prof. Sanjeevi mentioned in his ‘ Maruthiruvar’ book that the bravery queen Velu Nachiyar raised revolt against English emperor and fought for the freedom of India 85 years before Jhansi Rani’s freedom struggle in North . Venkatam further stated that Velu Nachiyar is India’s Joan of Arc

 
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Indian Old Currencies

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S. Ramadoss,

MD - GTC, Kuwait

Victoria Portrait Series

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The first set of British India notes were the ‘Victoria Portrait’ Series issued in denominations of 10, 20, 50, 100, 1000.
These were unifaced, carried two language panels and were printed on hand-moulded paper manufactured at the Laverstock Paper Mills (Portals).

The security features incorporated the watermark (GOVERNMENT OF INDIA, RUPEES, two signatures and wavy lines), the printed signature and the registration of the notes.

 

British India Notes facilitated inter-spatial transfer of funds. As a security precaution, notes were cut in half. One set was sent by post. On confirmation of receipt, the other half was despatched by post.


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This series remained largely unchanged till the introduction of the ‘King’s Portrait’ series which commenced in 1923.

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Small Denomination Notes

The introduction of small denomination notes in India was essentially in the realm of the exigent. Compulsions of the First World War led to the introduction of paper currency of small denominations.

Rupee One was introduced on 30th November, 1917 followed by the exotic Rupees Two and Annas Eight. The issuance of these notes was discontinued on 1st January, 1926 on cost benefit considerations.

These notes first carried the portrait of King George V and were the precursors of the ‘King’s Portrait’ Series which were to follow.

Kingʼs Portrait Series

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Regular issues of this Series carrying the portrait of George V were introduced in May, 1923 on a Ten Rupee Note. The King’s Portrait Motif continued as an integral feature of all Paper Money issues of British India.

Government of India continued to issue currency notes till 1935 when the Reserve Bank of India took over the functions of the Controller of Currency. These notes were issued in denominations of Rs 5, 10, 50, 100, 500, 1000, 10,000.


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 Indian Independence Day 2017 The Bank’s issues to January 1938 when the first Five Rupee note was issued bearing the portrait of George VI.

This was followed by Rs 10 in February, Rs 100 in March and Rs 1,000 and Rs 10,000 in June 1938.

 

 

 

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MOHAMMED GHOUSE

(FOUNDER, VELLDON REAL PROMOTORS)

On the joyous occasion of India’s 71st anniversary of the Independence Day on August 15, I extend my warm greetings to all members of the Indian community in Kuwait. I take pride and privileged to say that I love my country for giving me this freedom and the whiff of fresh air that we breathe is only because of our freedom fighters who sacrificed their lives to give us a better future.

 

Happy Independence Day!
Jai Hind !

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MOHAMED ALI HILAL

(Business Director, Parts & Accessories
Al-Sayer Group (Toyota & Lexus))

This day is to remember our great leaders for their endless resistance against the foreign powers to give us the freedom that we enjoy today. We should be really proud to be born in India, a nation which gave birth to charismatic leaders like Mahatma Gandhi, Rabindranath Tagore, B R Ambedkar and Subhash Chandra Bose.


Here’s my warm patriotic wish to make this day truly memorable. It makes my heart beat with pride to see the colors of Independence Day spreading happiness and great joys all around. May the glory of Independence Day be with you forever.
 

Happy Independence Day!
Jai Hind !

 

In August 1940, the one-rupee note was reintroduced, once again as a war time measure, as a Government note with the status of a rupee coin, As an added security feature, the security thread was introduced for the first time in India.

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The George VI series continued till 1947 and thereafter as a frozen series till 1950 when post-independence notes were issued.

 
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SYED ANWAR

(MARINA OPTICS)

May the sun in his course visit no land more free, more happy, more lovely, than this our country! This is Sardar Bhagat Singh quote.


Happy Independence Day !
Jai Hind !

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Thanveer

(Anjappar Restaurant)

Happy Independence Day! Come let us celebrate this Independence Day with new hopes and aspirations. Let’s adopt the motto, ’Tum Chalo to Hindustan Chale’. Let’s move forward together, let’s motivate each other to achieve the impossible. When our elders could do it then and that too with non-violence, then why can’t we? We can and we will because, India is our Country, our source of joy and pride.

Happy Independence Day!
Jai Hind !

 

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Women of India

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Dr. Ananthi Natarajan

Saravana Bhavan, Kuwait

Dr. Annie Besant (1847-1933)

In the field of education, social reforms and political struggle, Dr. Annie Besant was the foremost woman leader, India had seen in pre-Independence era.

Born in London of Irish Parentage in 1847, she earned fame early, due to her eloquence, social work and radical views. She was hailed as Europe’s best orator by George Bernard Shaw. She married Frank Besant, a pastor of the Anglican Church. But the marriage did not last. They separated after two children.


Mrs. Besant fought for equal wages, rights of women, and birth control (for women’s health) much to the embarrassment of British government. Fabian Socialism was taking roots in England and she associated herself actively.

Later she came under the influence of Theosophical Society which was against discrimination of race, color, gender and preached Universal brotherhood. To serve humanity at large was its supreme goal. It is as a member of Theosophical Society of India (later she became President as well) that she arrived in India in 1893.


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In India to Serve Humanity

She toured the entire country of India. It gave her firsthand information about India and middle-class Indians who were affected more by British rule and its system of education. Masses at large adhered to olden ways. Even educated class was not aware of their glorious past and liberal religion.  Indian Independence Day 2017
She started studying Indian scriptures, religious texts and was drawn by the catholicity of Bhagavad Gita and the Upanishads. She got acquainted with Hindu manners and customs. She literally delivered thousands of lectures to create cultural awareness among the youth. She took to wearing sari, mixed with Indians.

She invited British to work in institutions she founded who liked and respected India. She believed that a nation’s prosperity depends upon the character of the people and concentrated on character-building.

She wanted Indo-British ‘common wealth’. The word ‘Commonwealth’ was coined by her. She earnestly wanted friendliness and modesty among those who ruled, and dignity and self-respect among the ruled. She certainly succeeded in making young Indians become aware of their cultural greatness.

Through a network of schools and colleges she tried to instill patriotism and contemporary spirit as well. Central Hindu college at Banaras was due to her endless efforts.

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She mobilized funds by undertaking lecture tours in Europe and America, drew huge crowds and attracted intellectuals.


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The syllabus was a happy blend of Western and Indian philosophy, literature, history and religious thought.


She was greatly admired and respected for her learning, dignity, grace and eloquence. She attended sabhas (assemblies) of traditional Sanskrit scholars as well. In one of such big gathering, Mahamahopadhyaya Pandit Gangadhar Shastri was present.

He was acknowledged as greatest Sanskrit scholar of his time, and honored even by British Government by the title of CIE (Companionship of the Indian Empire).

He was impressed greatly by Mrs. Besant’s deep knowledge and oratory and spontaneously hailed her as ‘Sarvashukla Saraswati’-- “here comes the Goddess of Learning!” Mrs. Beasant always wore white sari. She was the personified learning goddess (Saraswati) in that learned assembly.

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Vijayalakshmi Pandit

Sister of Jawaharlal Nehru, and and a leader of the Congress Party of India, Mrs. Vijayalakshmi Pandit was the first woman to have been appointed minister in the political history of India.


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Kamaladevi Chattopadhaya (1903-1988)

Kamaladevi’s life reflected a remarkable era in India’s history; she lived the problems faced by Indian women, and triumphed in the Indian renaissance.

She was born in an intellectual family to Ananthaiah and Girijabai Dhareshwar in Mangalore, Even though well off, the sudden death of her father caused turmoil in the family, and Mrs. hareshwar lost her rightful inheritances. To reduce the responsibilities of the widow, Kamaladevi was married even when she was a child, and she herself became a widow, before understanding the meaning of a marriage!
 Indian Independence Day 2017 The young girl had to face the scorn of an orthodox society, as the status of a widow was miserable then.

Yet, Kamaladevi pursued education and her hobbies. She was a beautiful girl and took interest in arts and theater. A young poet Harindranath Chattopadhyaya, brother of Sarojini Naidu, fell in love with her, and despite their differences in caste and languages, they were married.
The marriage did not last long, however. It was the time in India when Mahatma Gandhi gave a call for freedom not only from colonialism but also India’s own problems of untouchability, and poverty.

He called upon women to fight side by side with men. Kamaladevi became an active organizer of the women and youth wing of the Indian National Congress. She was instrumental in the emergence of the changing face of the Indian woman during the twentieth century.
Kamaladevi became a prominent leader during India’s freedom struggle organizing satyagrahas, mobilizing volunteers and fighting deeply rooted social evils. She traveled all over the world publicizing India’s cause.

Along with freedom in 1947 the nation of India inherited so many problems of the partition. Indian Independence Day 2017 Kamaladevi worked relentlessly to heal the wounds of refugees by establishing co-operative societies and self-employment schemes. She went on to rejuvenate the traditional Indian home industries like weaving, and handicrafts. As chief of the Board of Handicrafts, she started the pension system for the craftsmen.
Kamaladevi Chattopadhya’s contribution in preserving and promoting India’s art, culture, and heritage is quite unequalled. She served this cause till she was marginalized by Indira Gandhi’s coterie.

She continued to be great patron of Indian art and theater. Ibrahim Alkazi, the first director of National School of Drama (NSD) once narrated her love of the stage -- “She would climb up four storied theater galleries even in her old age, would enjoy the show, and then meet the artists personally and offer congratulations, and tips for improvement.”

She didn’t care for personal recognition or wealth. What a selfless volunteer she was! She was a trade-unionist, a revolutionary, a reformer, a great patron of arts, an accomplished writer (she has authored twelve books), an orator, and a freedom fighter, a truly amazing woman from India.

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Rajkumari Amrit Kaur (1889-1964)

Kaur was an early women’s rights activist in India, social worker and freedom fighter. Amrit Kaur was born in a Royal family of Kapurtala. Her father was Raja Harnam Singh.
She had her education in London. When she returned to India at the age of twenty her father kindled in her the flame of National Movement. She took part in Salt Satyagraha and Quit India Movement and also became an active social worker. She was the first woman to hold a post in the cabinet as Minister in 1947.

Her major contribution as Minister of Health was the setting up of All India Institute of Medical Sciences in New Delhi. She remained a Rajya Sabha Member till her death on February 2, 1964.

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Anjali Ammal

Born in a poor weaver’s family, Ammal joined Gandhi’s call for Satyagraha and served prison sentence. Social worker and reformer, later she served Madras assembly.

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Madame Bhikaji Cama (1861-1936)

It was no mean achievement of Madam Cama, when she unfurled the first National Flag at the International Socialist Conference in Stuttgart (Germany) in 1907. A thousand representatives from several countries were attending.

An Indian lady in a colorful sari was a rare phenomenon in those days and her majestic appearance and brave and clear words made everybody think that she was a Maharani or at least a princess from a native state.
She fought for freedom till the last in her own way, and helped innumerable revolutionaries with money and materials across the sea as she had settled down in London/Paris at the beginning of this century. Her life and mission make a fascinating reading, showing the important role she played in the early years of freedom struggle.
Madam Cama was born on 24th September, 1861 of rich Parsi parents. Her father was Sorabji Framji Patel, a famous merchant and man of means, had a large family. Young Bhikaji received good English education, but from the beginning she was a rebel, and a nationalist. She had good flair to learn languages and became proficient in arguing her country’s cause in different circles at a young age.

She served as private secretary to Dadabhai Navaroji, a great Indian leader in the forefront of national movement. She came in contact with several patriots’ students and European Intellectuals who were sympathetic to Indian cause during this brief period. Later she herself played a dominant part in promoting freedom struggle.
The tricolor-flag Madam Cama unfurled had green, saffron, and red stripes. Red represented strength, saffron victory, and green stood for boldness and enthusiasm. There were eight lotuses representing the eight provinces and flowers represented princely states. “Vande Mataram” in Devanagari adorned central saffron stripe which meant “salutation to Mother India.” The sun and the moon indicated Hindu and Muslim faiths. When First World War broke out in 1914, Madam Cama took anti-British stand and tried her best to bring in awareness among Indians about the harm brought in by fighting imperialist forces.


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The British had banned her entry in India being afraid of her revolutionary past and confirmed nationalistic outlook. But the lioness was getting old and 35 years fighting on foreign land and taken its toll. She decided to return to motherland but was very ill. After reaching Bombay, she was hospitalized and died on the 13th of August 1936.


A fearless woman, she brought in awareness of Indian struggle for independence in Europe and America and was instrumental in helping several revolutionaries, with finances and publishing.


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G. RAJA

(KNPC)

It makes my heart beat with pride, to see the colours of Independence Day spreading happiness and great joys all around.
May the glory of Independence Day be with you forever.
Celebrate the free spirit of India.

Happy Independence Day!
Jai Hind !

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Dr. Anis Ahmed

(Director, Education Paradigm Pionners Group (UAE, Kuwait & India)
SIMS)

While going through the early period of freedom struggle, it really creates a nostalgic feeling in our minds the commitment and unity shown by the great men.

As those people were so ambitious, we too should have a strong heart and committed mind to fulfill the national goals of our country.

So on this very special occasion, I am forwarding a thought before you. Let us unite together for a common goal, to uphold the values and make our country the best in the world.


Happy Independence Day!
Jai Hind !

 
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A.K. BABU I. RAZACK

(General Manager - Finance
Ali Alghanim & Sons Group Gen.Trad & Cont. Co.)

India is a great nation with a population of over 134 Crores and no country could claim its identity with India at any time as it has unity in diversities of all walks of life, be it religion or language or culture or traits. I am very much proud to be an Indian. We should take oath on 71st Independence Day of our fruitful service in any form either small or big towards the solidarity of our Country which was given by our father of our nation Mahatma Gandhi and all our freedom fighters.

Happy Independence Day
Jai Hind !

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RAJKUMAR. R

(Project operation Manager,
Alghanim Intl.group, Kuwait)

Let every patriot be honored, Don't let politics get in the way. Without them, freedom would have died, What they did, we can't repay.

Happy Independence Day!
Jai Hind !

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DR. NARENDER DHIR

(ENGLISH OPTICS)

Saluting India! where each bud blooms in its true colors. where each day is celebration of unity, armony and synthesis. In the truest sense, freedom cannot be bestowed, it must be won. Let’s not take our Independence for granted, Let’s do out bit to make India a better place, Legacy to live & legacy to die for. 

Happy Independence Day !
Jai Hind !

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S.M.ARIF MARICAR

(PRINCIPAL COORDINATOR, TMCA, KUWAIT.
PROJECT DOCUMENT CONTROLLER, MEW, KUWAIT.)

Just as a dash of pure light that strikes through the sky, thoughts on purity occupied my thoughts. The white colour on our flag reminds me once again about the purity that must rule our thoughts, rule our land, rule the world and finally rule the entire universe. To recollect – Do we breathe in pure air every day? - Do we drink pure water every day? - Do we leave our dear ones pure space to live? The word 'pure' now has a meaning that has grown enormous and it leaves every nook and corner of a human mind with too many questions.
Though we don't do things wantedly, the end result glares at us – with our own deeds we have triggered the nature's alarm bell. It is time to wake up with broadened shoulders and thoughts to embrace and welcome purity everywhere. Let us not leave behind something impure to make us live pure.

Happy Independence Day
Jai Hind !

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K.RAMANI

(General Manager, NCC, Kuwait)

We see so many people; so many cultures and creeds in India that it almost looks like India itself have her own world. So much diversities, that, moving from one corner in India to another will make you to experience complete transformation in your surroundings, yet, it shares common interest - respect and belief for the Nation !

On August 15 comes a day which is of great significance and importance in every Indian’s life. We celebrate this day to honor our Country, its people and the rich heritage and culture it has. We remember those who sacrificed their life for us and our Country, who didn’t give up in the face of adversities and who set a principle for all future generations to come. This is Our Independence Day.


Happy Independence Day!
Jai Hind !


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Indian Achievers

World's lightest satellite developed by 18-year-old Tamil Nadu student


A history will be made with the launch of the world’s smallest ever satellite — KalamSat with special significance for India, by 18-year-old Rifath Sharook, a native of Tamil Nadu, being the brains behind the satellite. This will be the first time an Indian student’s experiment will be operated by NASA.

 Indian Independence Day 2017 Hailing from the Tamil Nadu town of Pallapatti, Sharook has truly achieved something special with the KalamSat. The satellite will be launched by the US-based National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), and weighs only 64 grams. Named after India’s former President and nuclear scientist A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, the satellite is slated to be launched from a NASA facility in Wallops Island.

Sharook’s project made it through the competition ‘Cubes in Space’, which was a collaboration between NASA and ‘I Doodle Learning’. The project is the first to be manufactured through 3D printing, and aims to redefine the performance of new technology in space, reports the Business Standard. The mission span will be for 240 minutes, with KalamSat operating for 12 minutes in a micro-gravity environment, transported by a sub-orbital flight. Sharook, in a conversation with TOI, said,

The main role of the satellite will be to demonstrate the performance of 3D-printed carbon fibre. We designed it completely from scratch. It will have a new kind of on-board computer and eight indigenous built-in sensors to measure acceleration, rotation, and the magnetosphere of the earth. The main challenge was to design an experiment to be flown to space that would fit into a four-metre cube weighing 64 gram.

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Joseph Panicker, BE,FIE, PE(INT)

(Ex. Chairman
The Institution of Engineers, India- Kuwait Chapter.)

India has secured a respected place among nations. India is poised for a giant leap from the rank of Developing Countries to a ‘Developed Country’ and eliminates the suffering of the poor citizens.
On the occasion of the 71st anniversary of Indian Independence Day which falls on 15th August 2017, I extend my warm greetings to all Indians and same time paying tribute and remember all the freedom fighters who had contributed a lot and fought for the Independence of India.
On this day I take the pride and celebrate the success story of India across various fields in the global arena such as Education, Industry, Agriculture, Telecommunication, Information Technology, Automobile, Space Missions, Medical, Nuclear Science etc.
Between now and 2050, ten countries are going to account collectively for over half the world's projected population increase. Within just seven years, India is expected to overtake China to become the world's most populous nation. But are we doing enough as a responsible country, the urgent need of today, which is to counter global warming issue?
What happens in the next 50 years is crucial and will decide the consequence of human action in the past 50 years. Indeed, the past 50 years of human activity has undermined the stability we had for the past 12,000 years. Rockstorm, a group of scientist warned. To have a chance of keeping temperature rise to well below 2 degree Celsius, as laid out in Paris Climate agreement countries will need to cut their carbon emissions and must protect existing natural environments. Due to global warming, frequent hurricane, massive heat wave, draught and floods etc. will increase to a frequency and severity mankind has not seen before. With the disappearance of the ice caps in the poles, the tropical area will move north and tropical diseases will spread. Indian economy is currently undergoing massive structural transformation. The smart cities, Model village, Swatch Bharath, Digital India program etc. will definitely reduce the wastage of resources and shrink energy use and increase energy efficiency.
India has secured a respected place among nations. India is poised for a giant leap from the rank of Developing Countries to a ‘Developed Country’. With all this, remember, the extent to which countries cut their emissions over the next 50 years will determine the conditions of people’s life on earth.
 

Happy Independence Day
Jai Hind !

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JP.BANSAL

(MD - TECHNOCRAFT, Kuwait)

Freedom is never dear at any price. It is the breath of life. What would a man not pay for living?


Happy Independence Day!
Jai Hind !

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Aijaz Ahmad Sarfaraz

(Managing Director,
Sahara Air-Conditioning Co.)

As we are successfully moving towards good progress and development in India. My very best wishes to India and to all our fellow Indians for very happy life and better future. 

Happy Independence Day
Jai Hind !

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S.SAGUBER ALI,

(M.D, GMS Express Cargo services, Kuwait)

We, as proud citizens of India have arrived at another Glorious year of our Independence. We salute our Great Nation in the 71st year of our Independence Day of India.
We remember this day to recall the hard struggles by which our Independence was achieved. I am especially overwhelmed to see the Great Progress that our beloved Nation has achieved in the past one year with a new assertiveness in National and International Forum.

Happy Independence Day!
Jai Hind !

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Hameed Rafeek

(AMTC)

It makes my heart beat with pride, to see the colors of Independence Day spreading happiness and great joys all around. May the glory of Independence Day Be with your forever. 

Happy Independence Day!
Jai Hind !

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SENTHIL KUMAR PANEER SELVAM,

(EQUATE, KWT)

India was the motherland of our race, and Sanskrit the mother of Europe's languages: she was the mother of our philosophy; mother, through the Arabs, of much of our mathematics; mother, through the Buddha, of the ideals embodied in Christianity; mother, through the village community, of self-government and democracy. Mother India is in many ways the mother of us all.


Happy Independence Day !
Jai Hind !

 

Indian-origin educationist wins 'Asian Businesswoman of Year' award

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An Indian-origin educationist in the UK, who moved to Britain with no English language skills, has been named the 'Asian Businesswoman of the Year' in an award ceremony in Birmingham.

 Indian Independence Day 2017 65-year-old Dame Asha Khemka, Principal and CEO of West Nottinghamshire College, was honoured for her efforts in the field of education and skills at the Asian Business Awards ceremony on Friday.

The event, which took place at the famous Edgbaston cricket ground in the city, also marked the launch of the 'Asian Rich List' for the Midlands to highlight the high net worth Asians in the region.

Born in Bihar's Sitamarhi district, Dame Khemka left school after passing her exams at the age of 13 and had close to no English language skills when she moved to the UK with her husband and kids at the age of 25.

She taught herself English by watching children's TV shows and talking to other young mothers. She went on to acquire a business degree from Cardiff University before becoming a lecturer and eventually taking over as principal and CEO of West Nottinghamshire College.

In 2013, she was awarded Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire, one of Britain's highest civilian awards.

The mother-of-three was the first Indian-origin Dame since Maharani Lakshmi Devi Bai Sahiba of Dhar State in 1931.


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IAS B. Chandrakala Niru, 2008 Topper from Uttar Pradesh


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Chandrakala is an IAS officer of UPSC 2008 batch of UP cadre. She is from from Andhra Pradesh. Chandrakala has done her post-graduation in economics. Till her recent transfer, she was the DM of Mathura, from there she was transferred without assigning any reason. It might be due to her heroic action which she took against the Contractors of Bulandshaher.


B. Chandrakala has been seen shouting at officials and contractors for inferior workmanship in Uttar Pradesh in the video, which was not only seen but also liked by Lakhs of Indians.

In Uttar Pradesh, she was at the post of DM in Bulandshaher district. When She echoed the voice of millions of Indians who often used to make a complaint about the potholes in newly laid out roads. After this act she has become a hero in the eyes of people. Although the authorities don’t support her work but she was liked and loved by the local people over there.

The District Magistrate of Meerut B Chandrakala, who has been appreciated in the past for the work she has done for the people has been shifted to Delhi. As per the report by Zee News, she has been appointed as Swacch Bharat Mission Director as deputy secretary in the Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation.

The 2008 batch IAS officer is well known for publicly pulling up officials as also contractors of poor construction of the road, the report said.

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Her appointment in Delhi has come days after the new government under Yogi Adityanath has taken over in the state. Since taking over, the new chief minister has ordered a slew of measures like the closure of illegal slaughter houses to banning plastic bags in government offices.

In 2014, Chandrakala, the 2008 batch UP cadre IAS officer, became famous in the social media after she publicly pulled up civic officials and contractors for sub-standard road construction. It seems her honesty at work has earned her a reward.


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Indian woman 'sets new Everest dual ascent record'

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An Indian has climbed Mount Everest twice in under a week in what may be a new woman's record for the fastest double ascent. Anshu Jamsenpa, a 37-year-old mother-of-two, reached the summit on 16 and 21 May, tourism official Gyanendra Shrestha confirmed to BBC Nepali. The current Guinness record for a woman's double ascent is seven days.

News of Ms Jamsenpa's climbs came as at least three climbers were killed on the mountain over the weekend. An Australian died on the Tibetan side, while a Slovak and an American died on the Nepalese side. Rescuers have failed to locate a fourth climber, from India, who disappeared shortly after reaching the summit.

Hundreds of mountaineers are hoping to scale the world's highest peak before the monsoon sweeps in next month. It's the second time Ms Jamsenpa, who is from the Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh, has notched up an Everest double ascent. Her previous feat was in 2011, but those ascents came 10 days apart.

She will now have to approach Guinness World Records to register her climbs after they have been certified by Nepal's ministry of tourism. The current woman's record was set by Nepalese climber Chhurim Sherpa in 2012.

Apart from her two double ascents, Ms Jamsenpa also scaled the mountain in 2013.

Her husband, Tsering Wange, told the BBC that her plan was always to do a double ascent twice, but her second attempt did not succeed in 2014 due to an avalanche and in 2015 because of the devastating Nepal earthquake.


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These 10 Indian Achievers Have Proved that you’re Never Too Young To Make It Big


Ten years ago, if you were to tell your parents that you wanted to branch out on your own or were considering sports as a career, they would have told you to wait and "give it some time." Age was not just a number, and starting out early was not only met with resistance but also doubts about your capabilities.

The truth, though, is that you don't need to cross an age threshold to prove that you have what it takes to be successful. All you require is steely determination and endless imagination to fuel your creativity. If you need further reassurance, just look at these 10 Indian achievers who prove that you can never be too young to make it big.

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1. Sakshi Malik

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You have to have been living under a rock to not know who Sakshi Malik is. At just 24 years of age, Sakshi recently became the first Indian female wrestler to win a medal at the Olympics by bagging the bronze at Rio 2016, and also the fourth female medalist from the country.

However, we had already received previews of her caliber when she made her mark by bagging the silver medal at the 2014 Commonwealth Games and the bronze at the 2015 Asian Wrestling Championships.

2. Anuja Chauhan

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How does being the mind behind one of the catchiest ad slogans in the country sound? Meet Anuja Chauhan, who started at one of India's premier advertising agencies at the age of 23 and in the coming years coined some of India's most iconic catchphrases, such "Yeh Dil Mange More", "Tedha Hai Par Mera Hai" and "Be A Little Dillogical." By 33, she was one of the youngest vice-presidents in the history of the agency.

3. Mary Kom

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"Magnificent Mary" brought India Olympic honor during the 2012 Olympics, but Kom's determination had already made her a topic of pride for Indians long before then. A five-time World Amateur Boxing Champion, Mary is the only female to have bagged a medal in each of the world's six major boxing championships.

Family, politics, passion, she could teach us a thing or two about balancing life.


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Hey, budding entrepreneurs, Nikhil Joseph is definitely a man who you should look up to. A mechanical engineer with a passion for photography, he co-founded The Postbox, a product design company, at the age of 24.

Using Instagram as a promotional tool and despite facing hurdles because of his age and limited experience, Nikhil's tireless efforts have established The Postbox as a household name and a beacon to keep indie art alive.

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The MD of Dalmia Cement Ltd, Puneet is a lesson in humility and diligence.

In his own words, when he joined the family business to handle marketing, his initial recommendations were turned down, which made him realize that being the scion of a booming business did not mean that he was entitled to anything. Indian Independence Day 2017 It was through sheer patience, humility, and perseverance that he made himself worthy of the title of Managing Director.


6. Kaveri Lalchand

Kaveri Lalchand's fashion studio, K Clothing, had a very personalized start. Since she couldn't find clothes that fit her, she started making her own from curtains and fabrics she had lying around at home. What was only a passion soon turned into a trend when people noticed her flair for style, and in 2011, soon after the debut of her brand, she managed to sell 270 of the 300 pieces that she had displayed at an exhibition in Mumbai.


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All those who aspire to use the pen as their sword in the near future should take a page out of Meghna Pant’s diary. Not only has she been credited with abridging the world’s longest epic, Mahabharata, but her debut novel, One and a Half Wife, also went into multiple reprints and won her the Muse India Writing Award in her late twenties.


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If you recently called for a plumber to fix a broken pipe in your house or found a last minute photographer for your cousin's birthday party, chances are you know of UrbanClap and its founder, Abhiraj Bhal.
 Indian Independence Day 2017 Almuni of IIT Kanpur, Abhiraj and his partner, Varun, have already made their mark on the market by simplifying urban India's most basic needs: local services.



9. Ritesh Malik

A doctor, entrepreneur, and investor, Ritesh Malik has quite the knack for multitasking. At just 26 years old, he has invested in and is mentoring more than 25 startups to foster the entrepreneurial scenario in India.

Not only have his efforts been highly successful but he was also listed under the "Forbes 30 Under 30 Finance & Venture Capital List - Asia" in 2016.

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The founder of two successful startups, She The People and Golfing Indian, Shaili Chopra held the fort at ET NOW as a business news anchor for years before anticipating the rise of the digital wave and taking up entrepreneurship. At 35, she is one of the youngest and most eminent journalists of India.

Counted among the 50 most influential women in the country, her 15 years of experience in the field is marked by a long and successful stint as the lead anchor of ET NOW, an admirable live coverage of the 26/11 attacks, and awards for Best TV Anchor and Best TV



30 Indian-origin men, women in Forbes list of super achievers

Over 30 Indian-origin innovators, entrepreneurs and leaders have been featured in the 2017 edition of Forbes' list of super achievers under the age of 30 who seek to break the status quo and transform the world.


Vivek Kopparthi
Cofounder, NeoLight
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Worldwide, jaundice is responsible for 50% of hospital readmissions for newborns and 10 infant deaths per hour. The treatment: exposure to light from a special flourescent bulb.

But that usually happens in the hospital.NeoLight has developed a phototherapy device that is portable for use at home. The company is also working on a second tool to treat infant hypothermia.



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Prarthna Desai
Operations, Zipline

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Desai left her Harvard grad school program to use drones to get medication to people in the developing world. In her operations role at Zipline, she is leading efforts to integrate the medicine-delivery-by-drone service with the healthcare system in Rwanda.


Shaun Patel
Orthopedic surgery chief resident, Harvard Medical School

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The chief resident at Harvard Orthopedic surgery, Patel has dozens of scientific publications in surgery journals. Now he's caught the entrepreneur bug.

His company, OrthoNinja, aims to streamline communication between doctors by creating a mobile app that allows doctors to consult with one another. In its first year, it enabled 200 consultations from around the country.

Rohan Suri
Founder, Averia Health Solutions

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After his brother suffered a misdiagnosed concussion, Suri decided to develop an improved concussion test. One increasingly popular way to diagnose concussion is via eye tracking tests, but the equipment to do that is expensive.

So the 17-year-old founded a company to make an eye-tracking device that uses a headset and the practitioner's phone. Since June, Suri's tool has diagnosed 60 concussions.


Varun Sivaram
Acting Director: Energy Security and Climate Change, Council on Foreign Relations

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Sivaram leads the energy and climate program at the Council on Foreign Relations, is an adjunct professor at Georgetown University teaching "clean energy innovation" and is the strategic adviser to New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's office.

Previously, he advised Hillary Clinton's campaign on energy policy, worked at McKinsey & Co. and with two solar start-ups. A Rhodes scholar, Sivaram completed his Ph.D. at Oxford University and is on the advisory boards for Stanford's energy and environment institutes.


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Rohan Suri
Founder, Averia Health Solutions

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After his brother suffered a misdiagnosed concussion, Suri decided to develop an improved concussion test. One increasingly popular way to diagnose concussion is via eye tracking tests, but the equipment to do that is expensive.

So the 17-year-old founded a company to make an eye-tracking device that uses a headset and the practitioner's phone. Since June, Suri's tool has diagnosed 60 concussions.


Varun Sivaram
Acting Director: Energy Security and Climate Change, Council on Foreign Relations

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Sivaram leads the energy and climate program at the Council on Foreign Relations, is an adjunct professor at Georgetown University teaching "clean energy innovation" and is the strategic adviser to New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's office.

Previously, he advised Hillary Clinton's campaign on energy policy, worked at McKinsey & Co. and with two solar start-ups. A Rhodes scholar, Sivaram completed his Ph.D. at Oxford University and is on the advisory boards for Stanford's energy and environment institutes.

 

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Business Operations, DAQRI

Gupta helped launch The Honest Company and played a role in the sale of Beats by Dre to Apple.

Now she manages manufacturing and supply chain for DAQRI, which makes augmented reality headsets to improve safety and efficiency for industrial workers.

Aditya Agarwalla
Cofounder, Kisan Network

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Backed by the Thiel Fellowship and Y Combinator, Kisan Network is an online marketplace for small-scale farmers in India.

A smartphone acts as a middleman, facilitating sales between the farmers and institutional buyers lowering costs on the buyers' end and securing better deals for the farmers.In less than a year,  Indian Independence Day 2017 more than 1 million pounds of crops have been moved through his platform.


Akshay Khanna
Vice President of Strategy, Philadelphia 76ers

Khanna has led the acquisition and merger of two eSports teams for the Sixers, manages the team's entrepreneur innovation lab, developed a StubHub-partnered ticketing platform for Sixers games, and negotiated an estimated $25 million jersey sponsorship deal with StubHub.


 

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