sulabh swatchh bharat

Saturday, 29-April-2017

Interview 2

Priya Hingorani “Be strong, fight for your rights”

6 weeks ago
Apparently, like any other male dominated fields, there is an obtrusive gender gap in judiciary. Being a woman in the same field with her persevarance and capabilities Priya Hingorani is a renowned lawyer and human rights champion who has argued several landmark cases dealing with crime and various issues concerning women. For almost three decades this senior lawyer has been fighting for justice in the field of Human Rights, crime and pivotal issues related to women. In a special interview with Sulabh Swachh Bharat, Priya Hingorani shed light on society and justice. Here are some excerpts:
Interview 1

“Ultimate aim is social change”

8 weeks ago
How did the idea of working for labourers and farmers came into being? The condition of farmers and labourers in Rajathan was very miserable three to four decades ago. In the Sonegarh region, a powerful landlord illegally possessed government land. In connivance with the Patwari, he had seized and hidden the possession letters of the land. He used to do whatever he wanted. To free villagers from the clutches of the landlord, we started a demonstration. After some time, in order to protect the rights of labourers and farmers of every region, I along with Aruna Roy and Shankar Singh founded Mazdoor Kisan Shakti Sa...

Madhu Pandit Dasa

8 weeks ago
What was the prime objective of founding the Akshaya Patra Foundation?  The Akshaya Patra Foundation is a not-for-profit organisation headquartered in Bengaluru, India. It strives to fight issues like hunger and malnutrition in India by implementing the Mid-Day Meal (MDM) Scheme in government and government-aided schools.  Akshaya Patra aims not only to fight hunger but also to bring children to school. Since 2000, the organisation has worked towards reaching more children with wholesome food on every single school day. Apart from food and education, what else do you feel is the important...


13 weeks ago
  What is the film ‘Toilet- Ek Prem Katha’ all about? Please don’t get carried away by the title of the film. Actually this is a totally comedy film wherein the heroine who resides in a slum falls in love with the hero  who is the owner of a toilet. They both fall in love and get married.  They have one motto in life as that is to ‘construct a toilet’ and they get down to the grass root level for doing the same. This film portrays the difficulties which this couple faced in building the toilet which is also covered by good comedy. ...


15 weeks ago
How did the idea of Kat-Katha click? Geetanjali: While I was working for NACO in 2011, I used to come to GB Road. Asking personal questions to sex workers regarding contraceptives, family planning, etc., was very awkward. There was a trust deficit between me and these women because we did not know each other. In one of the visits, one of them asked me a very personal question. I was a bit hesitant in answering her when she prompted, “When you cannot answer this personal question then why shall we tell you about our personal lives?&rdquo...

POONAMBEN MADAM - Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha

17 weeks ago
The first time MP from Khambhalia speaks of her leader, her work, her constituency and of course, her favourite activities in a candid interview with Sharad Gupta How did you join the politics in the first place? Did you inherit it from your family? Yes my grandfather, my father and my dad’s elder brother, they have all been into public life. But, I would say, not only to be elected members, but to fight for the downtrodden, I think they have given a lot of such suppressed people a strong voice. My father represented Khambhalia (Gujarat) for four consecutive terms as an independent MLA and as a daughter I would say it has been my privilege to ...
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DR BINDESHWAR PATHAK - “Gandagi failaenge to ‘Prabhu Ji’ dekh lenge”

17 weeks ago
How do you see this responsibility? It is huge. Brand ambassador is similar to an envoy. It makes you realise the severity of the responsibility. We will do our best in achieving the Swachh Bharat dream of Prime Minister. We will carry out the responsibilities Railway Minister has entrusted upon us. We will create a cleanliness model, which will inspire the world. The stations will be so clean that people would think twice before littering. They should think, “Gandagi failayenge to ‘Prabhu Ji’ dekh lenge”(He puns Prabhu to mean both God and railways minister Suresh Prabhu). How challenging it would be to clean the railways? Railways is the lifeline of the countr...

PRAHLAD PATEL - “I don’t think deforestation is a problem”

18 weeks ago
MPs’ attendance in the House is an issue of concern. It’s a common complaint that MPs after getting elected, don’t show up in their constituency till the next elections. But you have a good record on both counts. How do you manage it? It’s all about the time management and the honesty with which one wants to perform. I try to be methodical. If you are methodical there is always ample time for all the work and assignments you can think of. I was first elected to the Lok Sabha during Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s tenu...

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