Friday, July 31, 2015

Good Morning Thought - 1st August 2015!

Do you know when 1 minus 99 = Zero? I am sure you have come across situations when you felt a close one forgot about all the 99 times you helped him/her just because you couldn't help on one occasion. You need not worry about it nor should stop helping people. Be what you are...

Good Morning!

Have a Great Weekend!!

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Good Morning Thought - 31st July 2015!

यह बादल से ना पूछो, के वोह किस मौसम में खुश है !
जहाँ धूप ना हो, वहां उसका वजूद नहीं, और जब न बरसे तो उसकी कोई पेहेचान नहीं...

गर पूछना है तो धरती से पूछो, और पूछो उस मोर से !
बिन बादल के बरस जाये, तो सब खुश है...

सुप्रभात !

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Ranjan Panda

Convenor, Water Initiatives Odisha
Mahanadi River Waterkeeper (Member, Global Waterkeeper Alliance)
Mob: +91-94370-50103
Email: ranjanpanda@gmail.com

Friday, July 24, 2015

Speaking today on 'Water Rights and Role of Governments' to govt officers at Bhubaneswar!

Hi Friends:

Today I shall be speaking at the Gopabandhu Academy of Administration, Bhubaneswar on "Water Rights and the Role of Governments" in a special programme for Administrative, Mining and Forest Officers of the state.


Thanks!

Ranjan Panda
Convenor, Water Initiatives Odisha
Mahanadi River Waterkeeper (Member, Global Waterkeeper Alliance, New York)
Mob: +91-9437050103
Email: ranjanpanda@gmail.com

Sunday Morning Thought - 25th July 2015!

Observe the monsoons closely and you will realise how Rain and Earth are in an affaire de coeur to bring happiness and prosperity to you and me...

Good Morning!
Have a Lovely Weekend!!

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Farmer suicides haunt Odisha!

In Odisha: a farmer ends life each 3 and half days, a daily wage labour commits suicide each one and half days, and an unemployed youth takes self life each day.


This is figure for 2014 by the National Crime Records Bureau. This is only statistics, the reality may be more shameful to learn. However it doesn't fail to show us the fact that the current development model has failed the poor and needy...

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The stats: Suicides in 2014 (for state of Odisha)

Total number of suicides: 4160 (1832 F, 2328 M)

Farmer suicides: 102 (4 Females) (5 land owners, 97 sharecroppers and agricultural labours)

Daily wage labours: 205

Unemployed Youths: 360
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Ranjan Panda
Convenor, Water Initiatives Odisha
Mahanadi River Waterkeeper (Member, Global Waterkeeper Alliance, New York)
Mob: +91-94370-50103
Email: ranjanpanda@gmail.com


Going live on Zee Kalinga TV tonite to discus Drinking Water Issues!

Dear Friends:

Tonite (23rd July) @ 9 PM, I shall go live on Zee Kalinga TV for a discussion on drinking water problems in Odisha.

Time permitting, please watch. Thanks!

Ranjan Panda
Convenor, Water Initiatives Odisha
Mahanadi River Waterkeeper(Member, Global Water Keeper Alliance, New York)
Mob: +91-94370-50103
Email: ranjanpanda@gmail.com

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Going Live on Prameya New 7 TV to talk about Cyclone Affected Districts of Odisha!

Dear Friends: 

In a few minutes from now at about 11 am, I shall go live (over phone) on Prameya News7 TV to discuss on cyclone prone districts of Odisha! 

Thanks...

Ranjan Panda
Convenor, Water Initiatives Odisha
Mahanadi River Waterkeeper (Member, Global Waterkeeper Alliance, New York)

Mob: +91-94370-50103
Email: ranjanpanda@gmail.com