Sweeper mother gets first class, daughter scores 80% #againstallodds

, TNN | Jun 8, 2013,

MUMBAI: A sweeper in a Nalasopara school secured a first class in the SSC board exam. She is not the only one to clear the exam in her family – her daughter, too, passed it with 80% this year. Both appeared together.Neeta Waghela (34) works as a sweeper with Mother Teressa school in Nalasopara. When her daughter Aarti, a student of Mother Mary High School in Nalasopara began her Class X studies, Neeta too got interested.

She had been unable to study beyond Class IX due to family problems. Aarti encouraged her mother to appear for the exam. Despite having schooled in Gujarati medium, Neeta decided to complete her Class X in Hindi medium.

“Both of us had the same exam centre in Naigaon. I appeared in Hindi medium and my daughter gave her papers in English,” said Neeta, who is elated at their success.

Neeta always wanted to be a teacher.

“Every time I watched a teacher in class, I wanted to become one. My daughter encouraged me to go for it,” said Neeta who now wants to pursue a teachers’ course after completing Class XII. Neeta has already cleared a Montessori course with a score of 72%


Hygiene shocker! Now, cleaners assist in delivering babies at maternity homes #Indiashining


Pritha Chatterjee : New Delhi, Fri Aug 03 2012, 01:58 hrs

Usha Devi’s newborn came into the world a few hours after the Northern Grid collapsed for the first time early on Monday morning.

When Usha went into labour at the 14-bed municipality-run maternity home in Khichripur, East Delhi, late on Sunday night, a nurse who was assisted by a cleaning staff helped her deliver — in a room lit by candles.

The centre is one of the 30-odd maternity homes in the city, sponsored by the government as part of its Janani Suraksha Yojana programme to promote “institutional” deliveries. Most of these centres suffer from an appalling lack of facilities and staff.

“The labour room was dark and hot. I was in pain. I did not know that a nurse, not a doctor, was attending to me. She saved my life and my baby,” Usha said.

When the Northern Grid failed a second time on Tuesday, the healthcare centre was once again without power. Usha and her child lay in the ward, where another expecting mother, Aarti, was writhing in labour pain.

Though not qualified, a cleaning staff administered her a drip.

“We have learnt a few things because of the perennial staff shortage. We help the nurses,” she said.

The auxiliary nurse midwife agreed: “We have learned to work without doctors. The sweepers have become our assistants.”


Delhi Health Minister Dr A K Walia said: “Most of these centres are managed by the civic agencies. We have been telling them to arrange for basic facilities like ultrasound machines.”

These centres have been around for over a decade and were supposed to be open round-the-clock. But it has been alleged that doctors — some of who are posted under National Rural Health Mission — were seldom available at night.

“We have eight-hour shifts. If the doctor is on night duty, a nurse still has to manage the other shifts alone. Babies will not wait to be born at the hands of a doctor. There is acute shortage of doctors,” a doctor at the Tri Nagar maternity home in North Delhi said.

Sources said there’s no ambulance for emergencies, though the rules state that there should be one at each centre. And at Patparganj centre, which has an ambulance, the vehicle cannot be used as the driver has been on leave for a month.

There are instances, sources said, when nurses have to fetch water from outside for deliveries because of erratic supply and poor storage facilities. At Geeta Colony, Tri Nagar, Shakurpur Basti and Patparganj centres, there is no running water in the labour room.

Spokesperson for the city’s three municipalities, Yogendra Mann, said tender notices would be issued for generators and inverters at the these homes. “We discussed with the Delhi government ways to develop a system for making CATS ambulances available at these centres whenever necessary,” he said.

“We are getting doctors from NRHM and are in the process of recruiting more through UPSC,” he said.


Even without the basic facilities, these centres perform anywhere between 50 and 70 deliveries every month, government sources said.

Doctors said their hands were tied because of the lack of diagnostic equipment. Moreover, there is no operation theatre as, in accordance with the policy, they are supposed to perform only “routine deliveries”.

A doctor at the Patparganj home said: “At the slightest sign of complication, we are supposed to refer our patients to the nearest government hospital. I don’t know why we (doctors) are posted here when we don’t have any support system to help the patients.”

A gynaecologist of Hedgewar Hospital said: “We are already overburdened. Our gynaecology ward has a waiting list of three months for an ultrasound.”

That is not the only problem. A nurse posted at the Geeta Colony centre said: “Distance between (government) hospitals and our centre is a huge factor when the clock is ticking. There are instances of women delivering on the way to hospitals.”

Doctors at the Patparganj home said nurses conduct deliveries in “septic conditions” because no staff has been appointed to do the after-delivery cleaning.

“There is no water supply in the labour room. Shortage of sweepers means there is no one to do the cleaning,” a doctor said.


Normal Baba, aspiring godman, raises second round of investment

New Delhi.  First Post –Normal Baba, an aspiring godman who claims to help people with his invisible “Third Arm”, has successfully received 15 crore rupees of investment from Banyan Capital, a venture capital firm funding promising godmen, tantriks, black-magicians etc.

Normal Baba, 37-year-old three times failed entrepreneur, is hopeful that he’d be fourth time lucky and turn his godmangiri into a profitable venture within a short span of one year.

“We’d recover all the cost within a few months,” claimed Normal Baba, born Nirmaljeet Singh Albela before he turned “spiritual” after he failed at three successive attempts of starting a business.

Earlier, NIrmal Baba had raised 50 lakhs through an angel investment that was used to launch website, buy video camera, get fancy furniture, and quizzing.

Third Eye of Nirmal Baba

He is Nirmal Baba, not Normal

“We’d be buying slots on all major television channels and broadcast this program called ‘Third Arm of Normal Baba’, where we’d showcase people declaring their faith in Normal Baba and ask others to send donations to get their desires fulfilled,” Baba explained his fourth foolproof business idea.

Normal Baba explained that he’d be investing all the money into recording TV shows that would show random people thanking him for solving problems related to their personal and professional lives.

“I have original solutions to offer like polishing shoes with a special butter andeating apples dipped in water from my bathtub,” Normal Baba described the “product” he’d be selling.

Baba, who has already 2000 followers on Twitter and 20,000 in the real world – people whom he referred to as “shop-floor workers” in his business plan – expects at least 150 crore rupees in donations in the first year of his business.

“This is a very conservative estimate,” Normal Baba claimed.

Apart from ‘donations’, the business plan showed crores of extra “revenues” in shape of ‘goodwill’, ‘consultancy fees’, and ‘endorsements’. Baba’s b-plan showed thee major expenses – ‘video production cost’, ‘advertising’, and ‘event management’.

Justifying the investment, Varun Bafna, the managing partner of Banyan Capital, claimed that the VC fund had full faith in Normal Baba’s ability to convince common men of his special powers.

“We expect 5000% RoI (Return on Investment)” Bafna said. When asked about the exit options that he was considering, Bafna said, “Let’s not call it ‘exit’ option; we would consider it ‘nirvana’ when we exit the business. And we could do it by selling our shares to a political party or a news channel, who could be interested in having Normal Baba as the in-house superstar.”

निर्मल बाबा के खिलाफ शिकायत दर्ज


लखनऊ/ रायपुरः प्रभात खबर द्वारा लगातार किये जा रहे खुलासे के बाद टीवी चैनलों पर विज्ञापन के माध्यम से लोकप्रियता बटोरने वाले निर्मल बाबा उर्फ निर्मल जीत सिंह नरूला के खिलाफ मामला दर्ज किया गया है. चैनलों के माध्यम से लाखों भक्तों को बेवकूफ बनाकर ठगी करने के आरोपी बाबा के खिलाफ उत्तर प्रदेश और छत्तीसगढ के दो अलग-अलग थानों में शिकायता दर्ज की गई है.

लखनऊ के गोमतीनगर थाने में लखनऊ निवासी तान्या ठाकुर और आदित्य ठाकुर ने निर्मल बाबा के खिलाफ शिकायत दर्ज कराई जिसमें उन्होंने आम लोगों से पैसे लेकर सवाल पूछने और उल्टा-सीधा जवाब देकर धोखा करने के आरोप लगाए हैं. अर्जी में कहा गया है कि निर्मल बाबा के प्रवचन से लोग गुमराह हो रहे हैं. गोमतीनगर थाना प्रभारी मनोज मिश्रा ने बताया कि शिकायत दर्ज कर मामले की जांच की जा रही है. जांच में आरोप सही पाए जाने के बाद प्राथमिकी (एफआईआर) दर्ज की जाएगी. पुलिस निर्मल बाबा के साथ मीडिया की भूमिका की भी जांच करेगी.

दूसरी शिकायत छत्तीसगढ में रायपुर के डीडी नगर थाने में दर्ज कराई गई है. इसमें शिकायतकर्ता रविशंकर विश्वविद्यालय के पूर्व छात्रसंघ अध्यक्ष योगेन्द्र शंकर शुक्ला ने निर्मल बाबा पर पाखंडी होने का आरोप लगाते हुए कहा कि “निर्मल बाबा की तीसरी आंख” कार्यक्रम में बाबा लोगों को अनर्गल उपाय बतलाकर उनके साथ धोखाधड़ी करके फीस के रूप में मोटी रकम वसूलते हैं.

टीवी चैनलों पर विज्ञापन के माध्यम से बाबा की लोकप्रियता अचानक काफी बढ़ गयी है. अगर कहें कि उनके सामने सभी बाबा पीछे छूट गये हैं, तो कोई अतिश्योक्ति नहीं होगी. बाबा का असर ऐसा है कि टीवी के सामने भी कई लोग पर्स खोल कर और बोतल में पानी रख कर बैठ जाते हैं. थर्ड आइ ऑफ निर्मल बाबा नामक कार्यक्रम में बाबा कृपा पाने के जो उपाय बताते हैं, वह उन्हें संदेह के घेरे में ला देता है. वैसे बाबा का दावा है कि उनके पास दिव्य शक्ति है और वह उसी से भक्तों को कष्ट से मुक्ति दिलाते हैं.

काला पर्स रखने के बाबा के टिप्स से उसकी बिक्री काफी बढ़ गयी है. अकेले रांची में काले पर्स की बिक्री अब लगभग हर महीने 1.5 करोड़ की हो रही है, जो पहले बमुश्किल 45-50 लाख की होती थी. 10 रुपये के नये नोट की गड्डी बाहर में 12 सौ रुपये में बिकने लगी है. बैंकों में 10 रुपये की गड्डी की मांग बढ़ गयी है. मुंहमांगी कीमत पर बाबा के फोटो बिक रहे हैं.

कैसे आ सकते हैं समागम में-
पहले बुकिंग करानी पड़ती है. रजिस्ट्रेशन शुल्क दो हजार रुपये प्रति व्यक्ति है. दो वर्ष के ऊपर के बच्चों का भी पूरा पैसा लगता है. पैसे या डिमांड ड्राफ्ट यस बैंक, पंजाब नेशनल बैंक और आइसीआइसीआइ बैंक में जमा होते हैं. निर्मल दरबार में सीधे पैसे या डिमांड ड्राफ्ट भेजने की व्यवस्था नहीं है. यह राशि नन रिफंडेबल और नन ट्रांसफरेबल है. 211, चिरंजीव टावर, 43, नेहरू पैलेस नयी दिल्ली-110019 के पते पर ओरिजनल बैंक रिसिप्ट कूरियर से भेजनी पड़ती है. लिफाफे पर यूनिक रेफरेंस नंबर लिखना पड़ता है, जो वेबसाइट से लिया जा सकता है. यह नंबर तभी संभव है,जब समागम के लिए जगह खाली हो.

समागम में हिस्सा लेने के लिए पंजाब नेशनल बैंक ने पे फी सिस्टम शुरू किया है, ताकि प्रोसेस जल्द हो. इसके लिए चालान वेबसाइट से डाउनलोड किये जा सकते हैं. इसका भी ओरिजिनल रिसिप्ट निर्मल दरबार को भेजना पड़ता है. रिसिप्ट के पीछे अपना मोबाइल नंबर और किस समागम में हिस्सा लेना चाहते हैं, उसका उल्लेख करना होता है. भक्त को एसएमएस से सूचना भेजी जाती है.

फोन से नंबर नहीं लगता- निर्मल बाबा के समागम के लिए फोन से नंबर नहीं लग सकता. न ही सीधे नंबर मिल सकता है. यह सुविधा बंद कर दी गयी है.
ऐसे मिलती है बाबा की कृपा : बाबा कहते हैं, सभी भक्तों का समागम में आना संभव नहीं है. अगर वह टीवी के सामने हैं या फिर कहीं और हैं, तो वहीं उन्हें कृपा मिलती है. सिर्फ श्रद्धा चाहिए.

समागम के दो हिस्से : किसी भी समागम के दो हिस्से होते हैं. पहले हिस्से में निर्मल बाबा भक्तों से सीधे बात करते हैं और उन्हें आशीर्वाद देते हैं. दूसरे हिस्से में बाबा भक्तों के अनुभव सुनते हैं.

कैसे होता है समापन- समागम की समाप्ति पर बाबा भक्तों से कहते हैं : आप जिस इच्छा को लेकर आये हैं, उसका ध्यान करिये. फिर कहते हैं : सभी अपने-अपने पर्स खोल लीजिये. इसके बाद बाबा आशीर्वाद देते हैं. लोगों से काला पर्स रखने और अलमारी में 10 के नोट की गड्डी रखने की सलाह देते हैं.

अगस्त तक सीट नहीं- बाबा के समागम के लिए अगस्त महीने तक सीट खाली नहीं है. लोगों को चेताया भी गया है कि अगर कोई यह कहता है कि वह बाबा के समागम में शामिल करवा सकता है, तो वह गलत है. ऐसे लोगों से सावधान रहें.

पैसे देकर सवाल करवाते थे बाबा : निधि
चर्चित ब्लाग भड़ास 4 मीडिया के मुताबिक बाबा पहले नोएडा की फिल्मसिटी स्थित एक स्टूडियो में अपने प्रोग्राम की शूटिंग करवाते थे. उस वक्त बाबा के सामने जो लोग अपनी समस्या के हल का दावा करते थे, वे असली न होकर जूनियर आर्टिस्ट हुआ करते थे.

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Appeal for acid attack victim Aarti Thakur


(All India Democratic Women’s Association)


E5, Ensa Hutments, Mahapalika Marg (Next to Mumbai Marathi Patrakar Sangh), Mumbai 1. Tel: 65286823


Many of you would have read about the brutal acid attack on 22 year old AARTI THAKUR on 31st January at Goregaon station. This was the third attack since November 2011, the first two being cases of slashing and stabbing, both with the intention to inflict grievous injury and severely intimidate her. Aarti lives with her mother, Seema and younger sister, Pooja. Aarti was the only one holding a job at the time of her attack. She had joined a private firm in Goregaon as a receptionist in January and is too new in this job to be entitled to any financial support. Her mother has been unable to rejoin her work in the past two months as she has been trying to protect Aarti, including shift out of their Malwani rental accommodation to Nalasopara.

Aarti is a victim of gross negligence by the police which failed to take cognizance of the first attack of slashing that took place in Malwani. Even as the crimes are being investigated, the immediate need is for a fund for Aarti’s immediate and long term treatment and surgeries. We visited Aarti in the hospital on February 3rd. We learnt that she needs to undergo her first surgery immediately as the burns are fairly deep. Some friends have already contributed which we handed over on the 5th February.

The Akhil Bharatiya Janwadi Mahila Sanghatana (AIDWA), Mumbai District Committee, appeals to all concerned citizens to support Aarti and her family and contribute towards a fund for her treatment. If you wish to make a contribution, please contact us on the mobile numbers given below. We also urge you to share this appeal with your friends and encourage them to contribute to this cause.

Sonya Gill Sugandhi Francis

Secretary, Secretary,

Maharashtra State Committee Mumbai District Committee

09869250126 09869129146


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