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RIP Amma! I don’t know what we will do without you!

RIP Amma
RIP Amma

RIP Amma!

Few weeks back, when Trump got elected as the US president there was rage across the country. The women cried because they were scared for their safety. People cried because their country does not have a good leader now. I could empathise with them but I did not understand their sentiments. But I wasn’t sure if I would cry if I did not have the right leader to rule my nation.

Today, I know I can!

I am crying as I write this because we have lost a brave and relentless leader – J Jayalalithaa – who was and will always be such an inspiration. She was the woman who became the chief minister of Tamil Nadu four times when a woman couldn’t win even in the most powerful country in the world!

Why do I love her? I love her because she was brave. She never backed down and sometimes I think she just didn’t know how to give up! Men did not speak aloud in front of her. She taught me that as a woman you would be insulted, you will be told what you cannot do but you can do what you want to do if you have the willpower to do it.

In 2011, when she was elected as the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, I felt immense happiness, a sense of contentment that my state and city Chennai is in safe hands now. We didn’t have to worry about anything. I cannot think of the same now. She gave us the things that we did not have.

The poor people in my state can eat three times a day today because she made food available to them. She made clean water available to everyone for free. She promised to give us electricity 24/7 and we have it now. We have women cops just so the women can feel comfortable when we go to a police station. Poor women can start their own business and they will be given coaching in what they want to do. Students have a free laptop for their studies. We have metro because of her. And yes, there was flood and the entire city went underwater. Nobody was prepared for that. We recovered as fast as we drowned and she made it possible under her Governance. People listened to her. It’s not an easy thing to do, to make an entire state listen to you!

She always said she is for the people and by the people. She asked us if we would always be there for her. We were by electing her again and again. I have no idea what we would do without her anymore. Now I know why the Americans cried. I know how it feels to worry about the city you live in. I know that you can love a political leader and her death can feel like a death in your family. It feels surreal. But it has happened anyway. Now we have to put up a brave face and hope that someone will take care of us while our mother has left us! It’s sad that Amma couldn’t fight death when she fought everything else all her life!

(Gayathri Kannan is a business consultant with Cognizant, Chennai)

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Nitin Gadkari graces screening of ‘Me Vasantrao’ at Sudama Theatre in Nagpur

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Radhika Dhawad | Photographer : Nitin Mankar | Photographer : Bhavesh Mahalle | Nagpur

Union Minister Nitin Gadkari graced the special screening of Marathi movie ‘Me Vasantrao’ – a movie based on the life of Hindustani classical singer and violinist Vasantrao Deshpande.

The screening was held at Sudama Theatre in Nagpur on Sunday evening in the presence family members, friends and the cast of the movie.

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Mayor Dayashankari Tiwari kicks off polio drive in Nagpur

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Nagpur Mayor Dayashankar Tiwari, on Sunday, launched Nagpur Municipal Corporation’s (NMC) door-to-door polio campaign drive. He, along with Deputy Mayor Manisha Dhawade visited Rognidan Centre in Mahal, Nagpur and inaugurated the campaign by giving polio drops to a toddler.
As per NMC officials, ten Zonal Medical Officers and Ten Health inspectors would visit every house in their respective zones, in order to vaccinate children between the ages of zero-five to immune them against polio.
NMC had recognised Sunday as the official day for polio vaccination. Under Polio Ravivar, they plan to vaccinate more than three lakh kids in Nagpur. They also urged Nagpurkars to vaccinate their children at pulse Polio Booths near their homes from 8 am- 5 pm, on Sunday.
NMC Standing Committee Chief, Corporator Vijay Zalke spoke to Nation Next regarding this campaign and said, This year’s polio drive is going to be bigger than last year. We are planning to vaccinate around 3- 3.15 lakh kids. NMC is bearing the cost of infrastructure and execution. The state government provided us with the doses.
He further stated that there were special teams to vaccinate the homeless during night. ?When it comes to the health of Nagpurkars, money is not a factor we should think about, said Zalke when asked about NMC’s current financial crunch.
As per Zalke, vaccination facility would also be available in slums,, factory areas and other outskirts of Nagpur.

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Congress legislator caught watching porn in Karnataka Assembly

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Congress leader Prakash Rathod, on Friday, was caught on camera while allegedly scrolling through few adult content clips in the State Assembly. This turned out to be a huge embarrassment for both, Congress and Rathod as regional channels aired the video, in which he was ?caught in the act.
The MLC member was present in the house during the proceedings of the legislative council. While the house was in session, Rathod was watching adult content on his smartphone.
However, he threw these charges under the bus and said, I was looking for materials for a question I wanted to ask the government in question hour.
?When I was looking for question material, I deleted too many messages as my phone storage was full. What the media has shown or seen, I don’t know. I would never do such things or see such things, he added.
This was not the first time in Karnataka that such an incident had happened. Back in 2012, three Bharatiya Janata Party ministers were caught on camera allegedly watching adult content in the State Assembly. Following the scandal, they resigned from the state government due to public embarrassment.

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