MPHRC team inspects Hamidia Hospital

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 03 Nov 2018 09:44:21


IMPERIALISM was never a tool for India to enlarge its authority. All these years India has peacefully worked within its territory to ensure a conducive atmosphere for economic progress and socio-political development of the Asian region. Army Chief General Bipin Rawat’s assertion that India has no extra-territorial ambitions, while addressing a seminar on evolving geo-politics of the Indo-Pacific region, was reiteration of New Delhi’s honest policy that all the ruling dispensations have followed to the hilt.

India itself is a victim of hegemonic aspirations of its neighbours whose propensity to invade our sovereign land has resulted in constant tensions along the border. Raising the same question of contested sovereignty, especially in maritime territories, India has now sought a larger partnership with Japan.

With two like-minded partners joining forces in the critical Indo-Pacific region and Australia also showing interest in forming ties, the new equation works perfectly to counter China’s hegemonic dreams. Asian geo-politics is changing fast and the evolving ties will only help India emerge stronger in the region.

 

GREAT INITIATIVE

IT WAS an inspirational task on the part of renowned Everester Bachendri Pal and her team of 40 people to contribute their mite to the Clean Ganga Mission. If iconic figures like Bachendri Pal enter the field of social cause they can inspire generations to take up social issues on a voluntary basis. The Ganga cleaning mission is a massive task and is of immense sentimental value to the Indian populace.

It is, therefore, necessary for tall figures like Bachendri Pal to be involved in these societal matters. When Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi launched the Swachha Bharat Abhiyan he had envisaged it to be a nation-wide public movement. And the people responded well enough to the call.

Hindi film superstars Amir Khan and Nana Patekar too have undertaken a similar mission in the drought-prone Marathwada and parts of Vidarbha regions to raise ground water table by harvesting rain water through various water conservation projects. These efforts are now paying dividends and drawing huge public participation.