THE HIMALAYAN TALK: INDIAN GOVERNMENT FOOD SECURITY PROGRAM RISKIER

http://youtu.be/NrcmNEjaN8c The government of India has announced food security program ahead of elections in 2014. We discussed the issue with Palash Biswas in Kolkata today. http://youtu.be/NrcmNEjaN8c Ahead of Elections, India's Cabinet Approves Food Security Program ______________________________________________________ By JIM YARDLEY http://india.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/07/04/indias-cabinet-passes-food-security-law/

THE HIMALAYAN TALK: PALASH BISWAS CRITICAL OF BAMCEF LEADERSHIP

[Palash Biswas, one of the BAMCEF leaders and editors for Indian Express spoke to us from Kolkata today and criticized BAMCEF leadership in New Delhi, which according to him, is messing up with Nepalese indigenous peoples also. He also flayed MP Jay Narayan Prasad Nishad, who recently offered a Puja in his New Delhi home for Narendra Modi's victory in 2014.]

THE HIMALAYAN DISASTER: TRANSNATIONAL DISASTER MANAGEMENT MECHANISM A MUST

We talked with Palash Biswas, an editor for Indian Express in Kolkata today also. He urged that there must a transnational disaster management mechanism to avert such scale disaster in the Himalayas. http://youtu.be/7IzWUpRECJM

THE HIMALAYAN TALK: PALASH BISWAS LASHES OUT KATHMANDU INT'L 'MULVASI' CONFERENCE

अहिले भर्खर कोलकता भारतमा हामीले पलाश विश्वाससंग काठमाडौँमा आज भै रहेको अन्तर्राष्ट्रिय मूलवासी सम्मेलनको बारेमा कुराकानी गर्यौ । उहाले भन्नु भयो सो सम्मेलन 'नेपालको आदिवासी जनजातिहरुको आन्दोलनलाई कम्जोर बनाउने षडयन्त्र हो।' http://youtu.be/j8GXlmSBbbk

THE HIMALAYAN TALK: PALASH BISWAS LASHES OUT KATHMANDU INT'L 'MULVASI' CONFERENCE

अहिले भर्खर कोलकता भारतमा हामीले पलाश विश्वाससंग काठमाडौँमा आज भै रहेको अन्तर्राष्ट्रिय मूलवासी सम्मेलनको बारेमा कुराकानी गर्यौ । उहाले भन्नु भयो सो सम्मेलन 'नेपालको आदिवासी जनजातिहरुको आन्दोलनलाई कम्जोर बनाउने षडयन्त्र हो।' http://youtu.be/j8GXlmSBbbk

THE HIMALAYAN TALK: PALASH BISWAS BLASTS INDIANS THAT CLAIM BUDDHA WAS BORN IN INDIA

THE HIMALAYAN VOICE: PALASH BISWAS DISCUSSES RAM MANDIR

Published on 10 Apr 2013 Palash Biswas spoke to us from Kolkota and shared his views on Visho Hindu Parashid's programme from tomorrow ( April 11, 2013) to build Ram Mandir in disputed Ayodhya. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=77cZuBunAGk

THE HIMALAYAN TALK: PALSH BISWAS FLAYS SOUTH ASIAN GOVERNM

Palash Biswas, lashed out those 1% people in the government in New Delhi for failure of delivery and creating hosts of problems everywhere in South Asia. http://youtu.be/lD2_V7CB2Is

Palash Biswas on BAMCEF UNIFICATION!

THE HIMALAYAN TALK: PALASH BISWAS ON NEPALI SENTIMENT, GORKHALAND, KUMAON AND GARHWAL ETC.and BAMCEF UNIFICATION! Published on Mar 19, 2013 The Himalayan Voice Cambridge, Massachusetts United States of America

BAMCEF UNIFICATION CONFERENCE 7

Published on 10 Mar 2013 ALL INDIA BAMCEF UNIFICATION CONFERENCE HELD AT Dr.B. R. AMBEDKAR BHAVAN,DADAR,MUMBAI ON 2ND AND 3RD MARCH 2013. Mr.PALASH BISWAS (JOURNALIST -KOLKATA) DELIVERING HER SPEECH. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oLL-n6MrcoM http://youtu.be/oLL-n6MrcoM

Imminent Massive earthquake in the Himalayas

THE HIMALAYAN TALK: PALASH BISWAS CRITICIZES GOVT FOR WORLD`S BIGGEST BLACK OUT

THE HIMALAYAN TALK: PALASH BISWAS CRITICIZES GOVT FOR WORLD`S BIGGEST BLACK OUT

THE HIMALAYAN TALK: PALASH BISWAS TALKS AGAINST CASTEIST HEGEMONY IN SOUTH ASIA

Palash Biswas on Citizenship Amendment Act

Mr. PALASH BISWAS DELIVERING SPEECH AT BAMCEF PROGRAM AT NAGPUR ON 17 & 18 SEPTEMBER 2003 Sub:- CITIZENSHIP AMENDMENT ACT 2003 http://youtu.be/zGDfsLzxTXo

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Friday, November 18, 2011

Ragged for 2 years, boy drops out of Jharkhand school

Ragged for 2 years, boy drops out of Jharkhand school

Shankar, along with many freshers was made to do 500 push ups as part of ragging.

Like many children of his age, the immaculate military olive uniform fascinated Shankar Xalxo. He dreamt of becoming an army officer, but his poor tribal father hardly had the resources to send him to a good school - and fulfill his son's dream.

Shankar's determination fuelled his ambition: literally burning the midnight oil in his small, dark home. In 2009, he cracked the tough entrance exam of Sainik School, Tilaiya, in Jharkhand's Koderma district, about 160 km from Ranchi.

Two years later, the 14-year-old Class VIII student sneaked out of the school of his dreams and returned to his father's tea stall. Sustained ragging by his senior hostel-mates for over two years forced the boy to run away.

With tears in his eyes, and a heavy glint of fear, he narrated how on September 20 this year he was forced to do 500 push-ups by his seniors. "My hands were swollen and I couldn't appear for my exam," he said.

When the school closed for a month-long vacation in October, Shankar came home with a list of demands from the seniors.

"They told me bring two bags of eatables and enough money. If I failed, they warned, that consequences will be severe," he added.

The school reopened on Monday, but Shankar has flatly refused to return - rather bury his ambition than face the relentless torture every day. His parents did not force him either. "What can we do? Our son's safety is more important to us," his father Munna Xalxo said.

Shankar alleged that his complaints to the teachers and the principal fell on deaf ears.

Principal Lt-Col T. D. Premlal denied any knowledge of bullying in the hostel, saying his school has strict anti-ragging mechanisms and that no student had complained to him or the hostel wardens.

Shankar, however, stood by his allegation.

"My friends Vishwanath Oraon and Satyam Sonu had already left school as they could not cope with the ragging," he said.

Principal Premlal insisted that Shankar was accusing his seniors of ragging because he could not cope with the physical exercises, which was part of the curriculum, and needed an excuse to drop out.

Finding no option, his parents have approached the Jharkhand Human Rights Movement, an NGO, who in turn has written to the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights.

"The best way to tackle ragging is by making it mandatory for every school and college to do a weekly or fortnightly survey of the first-year students. The idea is to encourage the students by approaching the entire batch and maintaining absolute anonymity rather than waiting for a whistleblower to come forward and report the incident," Gladson Dungdung, convener of the NGO, said.



Read more at: http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/ragging-in-jharkhand-military-school/1/160009.html

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