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NBR-USY/3D/5.00

THE VICE-CHAIRMAN: Mr. Bagrodia, you can continue next time. Hon. Members, the discussion on this Bill, moved by Shri V. Narayanasamy, will continue on the next allotted day, that is, 08th December, 2006.

Now, we shall take up the Special Mentions.


SPECIAL MENTIONS

NEED TO INTRODUCE NEW EXPRESS TRAIN TO FACILITATE TOURISM IN MURSHIDABAD

 

SHRI MOINUL HASSAN (WEST BENGAL): Sir, Murshidabad is a place of historical interest and has a special focus point in the tourist map of India. From the writings of Hu-en-tsung, Alberuni, Fa-hein, Abul Fazal, Golam Hossain and Czer Fredric, we are aware of the historical battle at Plassey (1757), the so many temples of Nawadip, the birthplace of Chaitanaya, a religious teacher, and presently a dazzling 'Sun Temple' of International Society of Krishna Consciousness.

The finest sculptural art, painting, enamelled works of 'Hazarduari', palace of the then naws Murshid Quli Khan, Alivardi Khan, Siraz-ud-doula, Mir Jafar, Mir Qasim on the bank of Bhagirathi river, Imambara are still bearing the significance there. New palace is enriched with the statue of Hercules made by Michel Angelo, Ain-e-Akbari, written by Abul Fazal and other valuable documents and dresses used by Nawabs. So many important working foot rings of French in 1664, Dutch, Portuguese & East India Company of English in the 18th Century are in and around Murshidabad which attract 15-16 lac tourists from several parts of the country and abroad.

The cemetry of Dutch and Portuguese are at Saidabad, Kalikapur & Cossimbazar and the Historical Witness of Armenian Church (1958) is standing in front of present visitors.

The residence of Dewans of Warren Hastings at Kadgola bagan, Mathijhil of Ghaseti Begum, the beloved memory of Marry, wife of Warren Hastings (1773-85) and his daughter Elizabeth is still at Cossimbazar.

To facilitate comfortable journeys for the incoming huge number of tourists, I urge upon the Government to kindly introduce an express train in the morning from Sealdah, which is in the Eastern Railway Zone, in the interest of tourists only and for returning from there in the evening.

(Ends)

GIVING UNIVERSITY OF RAJASTHAN THE STATUS OF CENTRAL UNIVERSITY

 

SHRI SANTOSH BAGRODIA (RAJASTHAN): I rise to commend the attention of this House to the urgent need to grant University of Rajasthan the status of a Central University. I would also like the Government to address the existing inter-state disparity in the distribution of Central Universities. There are certain states, including Rajasthan, which do not have any Central University. Whereas a favoured few States, like Delhi, have as many as four Central Universities. Despite the requests from the State Government, the Central Government has declined Central University's status to the University of Rajasthan for the reasons best known to them. The Peer review of year 2004, under the NAAC, has recommended filling up the vacant faculty positions to retain the academic excellence and research work. The review has recommended setting up a Centre for Advanced Studies in Chemistry at this University, and also establishing a Science Museum as a national facility. Starting a degree course in pharmacology and enhancing the library of the university, as recommended by the Peer Review Committee, deserve funding by the Central Government. The Rajasthan University is a prominent centre of higher education in the State, and it was rated as 'A+' category by the NAAC under the UGC. In view of this, the Central Government should reconsider its current policy in respect of the Central Universities and should encourage those institutions with proven academic excellence. Only regional disparity could be another criterion for considering Central University status. On both these counts, the University of Rajasthan is eminently qualified to become a Central University. (Ends) (Followed by 3e -- HMS)

VP/HMS/5.05/3E

 

DISCONTENTMENT OVER SEALINGS IN DELHI.

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֟Դ֮ ֮֕֬ פ ֻ ָߤ-ܟ Ӥ ֛ ָ פ - ָ ϤԮ ָ ϳ־ ֻ פ ֯׸ ״֟ ׻ ֮֕֬ פ ָ֯ ϳ׾֟ ֮ ָָ ֻֻ פ ֟ ָ פ ֯׸ ֣-֣ ֮֕֬ פ ֯׸ ָָ ֙

: ãן , ָָ ֻ- ֋ ו ֮֕֬ פ ָ֯ ִõ ׮֕֟ (ִ֯)

SHRI V. NARAYANASAMY (PONDICHERRY): Sir, I associate myself with the Special Mention made by the hon. Member.

SHRI JESUDASU SEELAM (ANDHRA PRADESH): Sir, I also associate myself with the Special Mention made by the hon. Member. (Ends)

DEMAND FOR CENTRAL ASSISTANCE IN 'OGNI' AFFECTED

AREAS OF ANDHRA PRADESH

SHRIMATI N.P. DURGA (ANDHRA PRADESH): Andhra Pradesh is again hit by cyclone "OGNI" and torrential rains in October/November had devasted mainly Krishna, Guntur, Prakasam, East & West Godavari Districts. Never in the history of about last three decades have these districts witnessed such an onslaught of nature on farmers. Four lakh hectares have been fully flooded, standing crop of about 7.8 lakh tonnes has completely been destroyed; more than 40 people died; 3.5 lakh livestock lost; 80,000 houses were totally or partially damaged and hundred of villages cut off due to overflowing of several rivulets and streams, and breaches in tanks and canals. Almost all Mandals in these districts were under waist-deep water for several days and made the lives of the people agonizingly ordeal. The State Government could do very little due to the magnitude of "OGNI". Just to give an example, 273 mm of rain has been recorded in just two days. The State Government has requested the Centre for assistance. The Union Government sent a Central Team which had visited the affected areas on the 9th November, 2006, and submitted its report to the GOI for assistance. But, so far, nothing has been released by the GOI.

Hence, I request for immediately declaring "OGNI" as a national calamity and releasing Rs.1,100 crores as relief to the State. I also request the GOI to help the State in getting Rs.5,000 crores from the World Bank to repair the drainage system in the above districts. Thank, you, Sir. (Ends)

(followed by PK/3F)

PSV-PK/3F/5.10

DEMAND FOR INCLUSION OF GORKHA DARJEELING

HILL COUNCIL IN THE SIXTH SCHEDULE

 

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֟ 6 פִָ, 2005 ָָ, ֕ ָָ ֕ ־ԟ ׸֤ Ͽ ߓ ִ֮ ֳ ֕ ־ԟ ׸֤ ֵԌ ׮Ե ׻ֵ ֵ օ ָ֬ ָ ׿ִ ֻ ׾֮֬ ֳ ß־ ׸ ߵ ָָ ִ ֵ

0000 ׮־ד֟ ״ֵ֤ ֟ ֵ: 2 þֺ ׾ִ ֵ ָ֮֬ ׾ִֻ ֵ: 2 ֤ ָ֟ Ͽ ֮֋ ֮ ֕ ָָ ֬֟ ֣ׯ ׌ ָ-ָ Ͽ ֮ ֮ ֻ ֕ ֮֟ ׻֋ , ׻ ִ ֟ס ѓ ׻֋ ד֟ ֮֕ן ãָ ָ ־֮ ָ ֿ , ו þֺ ׾׳֮ ֟ס ׌ֵ ָ ֮֟ ֣ ֮ ֿ פև , ו ֻ֟ ן- ֿ

ֵֿ, ׻֋ ֯ ִ֬ ָָ ֿ֣ߑ ׾֬ ֤ ß ֕ ־ԟ ׸֤ Ӿ׮ Ϥ֮ ֋ (ִ֯)

THE VICE-CHAIRMAN (PROF. P.J. KURIEN): Shri Pyarelal Khandelwal, not here; Shri Ajay Maroo, not here; Shri Thanga Tamil Selvan, not here; Shri Rudra Narayan Pany, not here; Shri R. Shunmugasundaram, not here; and, Shri Mahendra Mohan, not here.

The House stands adjourned to meet at 11.00 a.m. on Monday, the 27th November, 2006.

..........

The House then adjourned at twelve minutes past

five of the clock till eleven of the clock on

Monday, the 27th November, 2006.

 

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