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The one and only, unbeatable, the 67 year old singing legend, literateur, lyricist, writer and an outstanding musician of Uttarakhand, Narendra Singh Negi, popularly known as Garh Ratn has finally proved that he is truly unbeateable in meldious singing in and outside the Himalayan State of Uttarakhand globally, even after turning a Septuagenerian as one of his songs’ sung by him in the Uttarayini Kauthig held in Delhi in Dwaraka Stadium on 13th January, 2018 in the presence of thousands of admirers and fans titled MERA DAANDI KATHIYON KA MULUK JAILA, BASANTU RITU MA JAILA -2, was viewed and enjoyed by over 70 thousand viewers with thousands of appreciative comments and over 800 shares in just less than 24 hours of the video posted in FB.

This is definitely a record in itself. It may be recalled that this living legend of Uttarakhand having outstanding perfection in superfluous singing and writing Garhwali songs in particular is also a renowned poet, literateur, thinker and the patron of the local languages and dialects of Uttarakhand. His lyrics and songs on nostalgia, love stories, armymen fighting on borders, environment, against deforestation, conservation of local languages and culture, songs sung in marriages and against the political establishment on corruption and nepotism had been outstandingly popular and fetched applauds nationally and internationally with his song CDs’ sales crossing several millions.

Even the magazines’ of international prestige like India today gave him prominent coverage when Narendra Singh Negi’s most popular song CD broke all records in sale titled NAUCHAMI NARENA, sung by him against the alleged arbitrary practice of the then Narayan Dutt Tiwari Government in Uttarakhand to distribute hundreds of Red Beacon state ministerial posts to the incompetant politicians, some of them even in twenties and of no socio political relevance. Narendra Singh Negi has till now written and sung thousands of songs majority of them being super duper hits and has alwas been forthcoming in conserving the language and dialects of Uttarakhand through his songs, writings and poetries.

A remarkably outstanding living personality, Negi have always been the heart throb of billions of Uttarakhandies around the globe who had by now performed infinite shows in Uttarakhand, in various cities, towns and metropolises and abroad as well. The people of Uttarakhand and his die hard fans have always been demanding to accord him Padma Vibhushan a coveted award, but all in vain.

The successive governments of Uttarakhand whether of Congress or BJP have never given any heed to this request or appeal of his millions of die hard fans. It may be recalled that Narendra Singh Negi has just returned from the JAWS OF DEATH when he suffered a MAJOR CARDIAC ARREST few months ago but the prayers of his crores of fans have ultimately saved his precious life and is back on state singing for them uncaring of the major surgery done on him.

The google search done by his billions of fans was more than PM Modi in numbers as per a report appeared in papers and electronic channels during those days while the Uttarakhand Ratna was in hospital. This was something outstandingly AWESOME and incredible said news analysts then, about his increasing popularity.

The pious land of Uttarakhand has given several eminent singers of Garhwali and Kumaoni like late Gopal Babu Goswami, Keshav Anuragi, late Chandra Singh Rahi, and the new generational singers like Kishan Mahipal, Gajendra Chouhan and Jaagar Samraat Pritam Bhartwaan etc. But since the king of melodious voice Gopal Babu died at the early age late Chandra Singh Rahi did made a special mark in preserving the Uttarakhand’s folk culture as an eminent and popular singe. However, the way Negi revolutionised singing according to the local needs, situations, adjectives, environment, culture, love stories, exposing corruption in politics and highlighting the urge for the state’s development in his lyrics and impressive mesmerising songs, he broke all records and literally captured the CD market of his melodious creations. Today Narendra Singh Negi is not a name but an institution, a philosophy and an ideology.

SUNIL NEGI, PRESIDENT, UTTARAKHAND JOURNALISTS FORUM

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While during the demonetisation phase there were several casualties in various parts of the country, after the GST implementation, the Himalayan state of Uttarakhand also witnessed a horrifying and anguishing incident of a sad demise of a trader namely Prakash Pandey in the Janata Durbar of the Uttarakhand’s agriculture minister Subodh Uniyal in protest against the implementation of the GST and its subsequent repurcussions , implications and negative fall outs by consuming suicide in the public. This is the first incident in the history of the 17 year old incident when any individual has committed suicide in a Janata Durbar of a monister in his very presence.

The victim was addmitted in the private Doon hospital but unfortunately could not be saved due to various reasons, may be because of being inordinately late in taking him to the hospital or due to the negligence of the hospital staff in not giving him proper, adequate and timely emergency treatment.

This most tragic news of suicide by Pandey in public has spread like a wild fire in entire Uttarakhand, particularly in front of a responsible cabinet minister of the ruling party of the state. The questions being asked are: Why was the victim not taken to the hospital in time despite having consumed poision publicly and how come that the so called high profile private hospital not able to deliver adequate treatment to Pandey to save his precious life and what were the onlookers doing who preferred to take his picture and make vedios than to save his precious life.

The questions are infact genuine, transpatent and require adquate answers. Just imagine what would be the condition of the the most aggrieved parents of the deceased who’d lost their young son hardly below forty ? Now, the whole issue seems to have been embroiled in politics giving it a political colour to derive political advantage from this episode. It may be recalled that the Uttarakhand cabinet minister was holding his Janata Durbar as a routine practice hearing peoples’ grievances.

Meanwhile the state’s main opposition party Congress is trying to exploit the situation to its advantage while the ruling BJP government has taken a defensive posture. However, the news and political analysts say that though the demise of Pandey against GST’s aftermath implications, repurcussions and negative fall outs for small and medium traders and Pandey himself being its supposed victim, has sadly led to his tragic death through suicide but the state agriculture minister Subodh Uniyal is in no way responsible directly or indirectly for this tragedy and GST implementation is a central subject, directly under the jurisdiction of Union Finance minister and ministry. Moreover no right thinking person would ever support or subscribe to an act of poision consuming or suicide usually considered to be an act of cowardice as written in one of the facebook posts by an enlightened writer of eminence.

Conclusively, while everyone in Uttarakhand has fullest sympathy with the family of the deceased all are equally perturbed over this act of suicide and the negligent and complacent attitude of the onlookers and the hospital authorities who have not taken enough pain to save the life of the young trader Pandey, who otherwise have been in our midst. Our heartfelt tributes to the departed soul and condolences to the bereaved family.

Meanwhile, Uttarakhand Journalists Forum and Uttarakhand Third Front expreses its deepest anguish over this sad incident and demands an impartial enquiry into the entire episode by the honble retired high court judge to nail the culprits responsible for Pandey’s death for negligence in his treatment and adequate financial compensation to his wife with a job to his son or daughter in the state government.

It may be recalled that the main opposition party of the cpunyry and its leader Rahul Gandhi have been ising the issues of demonetisation and GST in his campaigning in the preceding elections in all the states including Gujarat but could not succeed as BJP under the leadership of Narendra Modi have been on the winning spree since 2014 after cpming to power at the centre.The tragic incident of Prakash Pandey however has given the Congress party a powerful anti government propaganda tool in Uttarakhand which was till now in the defensive as the BJP in the Himalayan state in in absolute majority with no risk of any kind of instability.
SUNIL NEGI

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Brahumdagh Bugti the poular Baloch leader and chief of Baloch Republican Party fighting relentlessly against the tyrannical rule of Pakistan inside Baluchistan, though not there now fearing his death, has appealed to India for assylum after the Switzerland government rejected his appeal just on the day Internationally dreaded US designated terrorist Haafiz Sayeed who is directly responsible for masterminding the Mumbai attack, killing 166 innocents and injuring hundreds was freed by the Pakistani authorities just yesterday on 22nd November.

It sounds shocking that a United States designated terrorist carrying on his head a whopping amount of prize money worth several lakh US dollars perhaps 10 lakh, is freed by the Pakistan Court and the United Nations as well as the United States of America, a one time and now as well, to an extent its friend in need has not uttered a single word.

What Pakistan has done and is doing against India in the context of sneaking hardcore terrorists into Indian territories and killing innocents in Kashmir and elsewhere is not a secret any more and what has it been doing with the Baloch people is also well known world wide. Tortures, killings and incessant incidents of exploitation and victimisation of the Baloch freedom fighters is the order of the day.

In order to raise the concern globally and bring the tyrannical rule of Pakistan in Balochistan to the knowledge of global human rights bodies as well as the United Nations, the enlightened Baluch community in England and other westernised countries have been raising protests and organising seminars including pasting posters and erecting hoardings on transport carriers and outside UN headquarter time to time, strongly opposed by the Pakistanies.

In a tweet sent on his twitter handle, the prominent freedom fighter and leader of the Baloachs’ demanding freedom of Baluchistan from the tyrannical clutches of dreaded Pakistan has written that , ” I AM STILL THE MOST WANTED PERSON IN PAKISTAN. WHILE TOP TERRORISTS LIKE OSAMA BIN LADEN, HAFEEZ SAYEED WERE BEING PROTECTED AND FECILITATED by the Pakistan Army. SWITZERLAND MUST CONSIDER THESE FACTS befor considering Pakistan’s allegations against us”. This tweet has been written after Switzerland denied citizenship or Assylum to Bugti who is fearing his life and had approached this country for shelter.

Meanwhile, the Indian side has also kept the assylum request of the Baloch leader Brahumdagh Bughti on the in abeyance, rather on the back burner despite the fact that India and its leaders including our prime minister Modi, external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj and NSA Ajit Doval had been raising the issue of Baloch freedom and Pakistan’s incessant tortures on Baloch citizens and their subsequent killings in the international forum including the UN general assembly time and again.

Political analysts say that there can’t be two sets of standards and when the Indian envoy raise the Baloach issue so fervently in international fora to denigerate enemy Pakistan then why should a Baloch leaders fighting for its citizens and country’s freedom seeking assylum, not be granted whereas in the past the leaders of Afghanistan like Abdullah Abdullah who later on became the foreign minister of Afghanistan and many others were also granted assylum in India for a pretty long time. Diplomacy demands that an enemy of the enemy is the best friend and moreover Baloch’s freedom from the tyrranical Pak rule is an issue India is always supportive of.

SUNIL NEGI

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When we see on the one hand hundreds of crores and  thousands of litres of mustard oil being literally spend, rather wasted for a night or say few hours in lightening over two lakh lamps, involving thousands of employees and other expenditures in the name of keeping our religious heritage alive to saffronise the environment on the other hand in a state of Chattisgarh Ranchi, from where belongs our International cricketer Mahendra Singh Dhoni shockingly and anguishingly dies an eleven year old adolocent poor girl of hunger just because the authorities concerned in the food department n the ration shop found that the families food card was not linked to Adhaar Card and the family in abject powerty not delivered ration since last February.

To the utter dismay, despair and shock of the local populace the eleven year old girl while starving of hunger asked for morsal of rise. The story filed by Saurav Roy of Ranchi in HT says that the concerned ration shop owner later on send his goons and some hired gaonwallaas to thrash the deceased mother charging her that she is unnecesarily insulting the village’s name as the girl died of the malaria infection which was catagorically denied by the deceased’s mother Koili Devi.

The already dejected mother losing her only daughter travelled 8 kilometres on foot from Karimati to Simdega district to seek Shelter at the home of a social activist. The family already reeling under abject poverty could not receive ration due their ration card not being enrolled with Adhaar number. The girl survived for few days on doles and mid day meals but died afterwards for being hungry for four days in sequence.

This incident is indeed horrifying which makes our heads hang in shame. In several states of India including Delhi, scams in food and civil supply departments is a common affair as food stuff like tons of grains and ration including hundreds of thousands of Keroscene meant for the common masses and the people below poverty line is sold in black market and poor consumers are told that the government quota haven’t arrived.

The department’s employees are allegedly in league with them. Recently a huge scam involving 500 crores of whopping Ghotala has come to light in Uttarakhand and the chief of the department has been terminated. Similarly, we come across news of low quality food being served to children under the mid day meal schemes with incidents of cockroches and dead lizards found in the food stuff leading to deaths of children and various physical deformities.

The central and state governments have been allocating thousands of crores in such scheme but unfortunately a major portion of it is allegedly siphoned off on the way. There have been examples of manipulations in records with food stuff meant for the poor usually being sold in black market at the expanse of the lives of the poor, under privileged and the down troddens of the society.

The most shocking and and anguishing incident of 11 year old adolocent Santosh Kumari’s starving death is a stark reminder for the political powers that be at the centre and the states to learn lessons from this brutal incident and ensure that they give up wasting huge expenditures and vulgar ostentation on issues of religious relevance than concentrating on saving the children of the country from starving deaths.