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The change, however, was shortlived. Ten days later, the district administration removed the new signboard, saying the rules for changing a village’s name had not been followed. “Permission was not sought before changing the name. As per the rulebook, this cannot be done,” says Mani Ram Sharma.

Written by Shradha Chettri | Mewat | Updated: July 21, 2017

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The new signboard was taken down last month. Gajendra Yadav

Marora Village in Mewat district of Haryana had fallen off the map, say its residents. A search on Google Maps showed another village, also named Marora, near Hodal, in the same district, about 30 kilometres away. But the village got a new identity last month, when it was renamed “Trump Village” — reportedly in honour of the friendship between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Donald Trump — at a function organised by Sulabh International on June 18. A new signboard was put up outside the village. “Welcome to Trump Village,” it said.

The change, however, was shortlived. Ten days later, the district administration removed the new signboard, saying the rules for changing a village’s name had not been followed. “Permission was not sought before changing the name. As per the rulebook, this cannot be done,” says Mani Ram Sharma, Deputy Commissioner, Nuh. But the 140-odd families living in the village — mostly farmers and labourers — want to retain the new name. They say that it gave them a “new identity”, “recognition” and hope for “development”. And toilets.

Mukesh Lumberdar, a farmer, says the government declared the village “Open Defecation Free” in 2016. “Nobody from the government visited the village or carried out any survey before declaring it open defecation free. Till about a month ago, we would go to the fields to relieve ourselves,” he says.

But that changed, with the change in name. As announced at the June 18 function, Sulabh initiated a project to build toilets in the village and a skill centre for the women. “We now have toilets,” says Lumberdar. “Nobody knew about our village. When we said Marora, everyone thought it was the other village near Hodal,” says Mohammad Irshad, a 19-year-old college student.

For now, the village has returned to its old name. The new signboard has been stored away. Another signboard has been painted blue, but left blank. Sulabh International has written to Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar, asking him to allow the name change. “We are not changing the name, just giving it a nickname. This will attract government and private entities to the village and bring in development,” says Bindeshwar Pathak, founder of Sulabh.

“I did not know about the rule (for changing the name of a village). But if the Collector says so, he must be right… Every home now has a toilet, so we are happy,” says Shaukat Ali, the pradhan of the village. The villagers have some new development goals now. “I hope we start getting regular electricity supply. In 24 hours, we get just eight hours of supply,” says Lumberdar.

“Trump Village gaon ka naam banjata hai toh shayad Google Maps mein bhi naam aajata (If the village is renamed as Trump Village, maybe we will figure on Google Maps too),” says Irshad. Meanwhile, Abdul Hai, a Class 10 student, is ready with his homework. “Donald Trump America ke rashtrapati hai. Unki patni ka naam Melania Trump hai (Donald Trump is the President of America. His wife’s name is Melania Trump,” he tells a group of elders. “I learnt this last month after the name of the village was changed, so that if anyone asked, I would be ready to explain the origin of the name,” he says.

Source : http://indianexpress.com/article/india/haryana-village-presses-for-name-change-trump-gave-us-identity-4760393/

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Puneet Ahluwalia, a member of the US President’s Asian Advisory Committeee, visited the ‘Trump Village’.

Puneet Ahluwalia, a member of the US President’s Asian Advisory Committeee, visited the ‘Trump Village’.

 

GURUGRAM: Marora’s on and off relationship with the United State and its president continues.

It had suddenly shot into international fame last month as ‘Trump Village’ after a well-publicised function where it was renamed after US president. But within days, posters declaring the new name, alongside cutouts of a smiling President Trump, were brought down by the local administration, which said the name changing exercise was illegal and did not have proper permissions.

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  • Marora’s Trump connection was renewed when Puneet Ahluwalia, a member of the US President’s Asian Advisory Committee visited the village.
  • Ahluwalia inaugurated newly built toilets and vocational training centre for women a girl’s of the village.

But on Tuesday, Marora’s Trump connection was renewed when Puneet Ahluwalia, a member of the US President’s Asian Advisory Committee visited this tiny village in Mewat, Haryana’s most backward district.

Ahluwalia inaugurated newly built toilets and vocational training centre for women a girl’s of the village. “I feel privilege to part of the dream of Mahatma Gandhi and vision of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to make villages free from open defecation,” said Ahulwalia talking to TOI.

The toilets have been built by Sulabh International, which has undertaken the renaming exercise. Marora village has 165 families and total population of around 2000.

Source : http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/gurgaon/after-naming-row-us-president-aide-visits-trump-village/articleshow/59662524.cms

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TRUMP VILLAGE (HARYANA), JULY 18 (UNI):- Puneet Ahluwalia, Member of Trump Asian Pacefic American Advisory Committee of Ruling Republican Party, America, with Sulabh Internation Founder Bindeshwar Pathak, after inaugurating newly constructed toilets during his visit at Marora at Trump Village, (A village dedicated to India-America Friendship), in Nuhu District Haryana on Tuesday. Marora at Trump village adopted for devlopment by Sulabh International and dedicate to it American President Donald Trump. UNI PHOTO- 161u
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Indian villagers cheering new Trump name, (Youtube screenshot/Ruptly TV)

GRACE CARR / 07/18/2017

A toilet charity that renamed an Indian village after President Donald Trump held a ceremony Tuesday to celebrate the naming, contrary to the wishes of Indian officials.

The Sulabh International charity unofficially named the village “Trump Sulabh Village,” and the organization is dedicated to building simple pit toilets across the country for free in an effort to increase better sanitation in India.

Officials allegedly asked the charity not to hold the event celebrating the renaming, according to the Washington Post.

“We repeatedly asked them not to hold this event, but they did not listen,” said Mani Ram Sharma, the district’s deputy commissioner. “They did not ask for any permission, and none would have been given if they had.”

Officials also took issue with the village’s renaming, saying it was illegal and that Sulabh had never gotten clearance to name the village after Trump, WaPo reported.

The village elders had given their permission to hold the celebration and were excited at the large “Trump Village” billboards that had been brought into the village for the event.

“It was all fictitious and a fraud event by the organizers aimed at collecting money across the country and abroad,” Sharma said, demanding that police tear down the signs.

The villagers did not heed Sharma’s request and instead celebrated emphatically. Children waved around Trump’s photo and signs reading, “Our Trump Village Will Be Clean!”

Source : http://dailycaller.com/2017/07/18/indian-residents-celebrate-trump-village-after-officials-said-they-couldnt/

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The Dalits said they went to a temple in Alwar where rituals were performed to convert them into Brahmins.

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July 13, 2017

New Delhi: Mahatma Gandhi said there was no shame in cleaning one’s own toilet. Cleanliness for him was a powerful symbol of political mobilisation.

Over the years, many leaders have attempted to tread the same path. Rahul Gandhi has sought to break bread with Kalawati and spoken eloquently about his experiments dining with the downtrodden in the Lok Sabha. BS Yeddyurappa is doing an encore in Karnataka these days. Swachh Bharat is Prime Minister Modi’s pet project.

Sulabh International chief Bindeshwari Pathak is inspired by PM’s initiative. So he’s penned a book on the life of Narendra Modi, which was released in the presence of Amit Shah and RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat on Wednesday. Leaders spoke eloquently. It made news.

The stories from the sidelines of the high-profile book release function escaped the media glare.

These are stories of ‘Alwar and Tonk ke Brahmins’. Women clad in bright yellow sarees standing under placards — proclaiming their new identities. They work for Sulabh International.

“We were Valmikis earlier. But Pathak Ji has helped us turn into Brahmins. We used to do scavenging. Now, under Sulabh, we are doing better jobs,” Usha Chamar is quite forthcoming. She heads Sulabh’s team in Alwar, Rajasthan.

“We don’t wear the old blue colour uniforms associated with scavenger’s profile. We now wear these beautiful yellow sarees… doesn’t this colour remind you of what pandits wear?” She asked me with a broad smile and a sense of pride.

But How Does A Dalit Convert Into A Brahmin?

“Last year, we went to a temple in Alwar where we performed the rituals to become Brahmins. Pathak Ji is a learned Brahmin and he has made us Brahmins,” said Usha.

Has it led to any change in her life? “Now I feel like a part of the main society. In fact, I have learnt the mantras so well that sometimes I correct Pandit Ji. More importantly, now my family has a better life and our children go to school,” she said.

Mamata, from Tonk district in Rajasthan, said, “We learn mantras in our centre every day. It is a part of our routine.”

Pandit Ajay Tewari explains the entire process. “Janam se sab shudra hai aur karm se hum uchch hote hain… hum logon ko karmon ke madhyam se uchch bana rahe hain. (Everyone is a lower caste being by birth and rises in caste hierarchy by his deeds… we are helping people rise in caste by their work,” said Tewari.

Ambedkar also sought to annihilate the varna system. But he converted to Buddhism.

“The history of India is nothing but a history of a mortal conflict between Buddhism and Brahminism,” Ambedkar wrote.

Kanshi Ram has perhaps been the biggest Dalit leader after him to use political power to bring about social transformation.

Both shunned rituals.

Ashok Bharti, chief adviser of National Confederation of Dalit Organization, says, “People either want to lift us up or bring us down. No one wants to assign us equality. One can be a Dalit and not practice scavenging.”

Dalits prefer to adopt a caste neutral religion like Buddhism. So did 180 Dalit families after caste violence in Saharanpur in May 2017.

“Today, around 87% of Buddhists in India are neo-converts; the rest belong to traditional Buddhist communities,” said a recently published report by IndiaSpend.

Dalit activist Chandra Bhan Prasad says,“Dalits in India are either escaping the identity by saying ‘we are Brahmins’ or challenging it by saying that ‘we are the great chamar’… This is because there is no reward for being a Dalit.”

 

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नई दिल्ली। आरएसएस प्रमुख मोहन भागवत ने आज कहा कि हर समाज को एक ना एक ठेकेदार की जरूरत होती है, जाे उसके सुख-दुख को समझ सके, समाज की हर परिस्थिति में उनका साथ दे और आज समाज को मोदी के रूप में एक ठेकेदार मिल गया है। वह जो भी फैसले ले रहा है वो देश के लिए आवश्यक है। लेकिन हर चीज की जिम्मेदारी उसी व्यक्ति के मत्थे छोड़कर हम निश्चित हो जाएं, यह भी उचित नहीं होगा।

उन्होंने कहा कि आज व्यक्तित्व और अच्छे नेतृत्व की वजह से विश्व और लोगाें की नजर पीएम मोदी पर है। उनका स्वयंसेवक से मुख्यमंत्री और फिर प्रधानमंत्री बनने का उनका सफर गाैर करने वाला है। भागवत ने कहा कि हमारे देश के पीएम मोदी किसी भी चीज को असंभव नहीं मानते और उनका नेतृत्व देश के लिए आशा की किरण बना हुआ है।

वह किसी भी तरह की चमक-दमक, लोभ, सत्ता लालच में नहीं फंसे, जबकि कुछ लोग भय, मजबूरी में काम करते हैं। उन्हाेंने कहा कि किसी भी देश का कल्याण अपनी निजी पसंद और ना-पंसद से ऊपर है। मोदी देश के पीएम बने इसलिए कुछ कर पाए। भागवत ने बुधवार काे प्रधानमंत्री नरेंद्र मोदी को लेकर लिखी गई एक किताब की लॉन्चिंग की। इस किताब का नाम ‘द मेकिंग ऑफ ए लेजेंड’ है, जिसे बिंदेश्वरी पाठक ने लिखा है। वह सुलभ इंटरनेशनल के प्रमुख हैं। यह किताब मोदी के सफर को बयां करती है।

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At the book launch, Mohan Bhagwat said as a ‘karyakarta’ and ‘swayamsevak’ (volnteer) Modi remains the same person he was before becoming the Gujarat chief minister, and publicity and fame have not impacted him.

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BJP president Amit Shah (R) and RSS president Mohan Bhagwat pose during a ceremony for the release of a reverential book on Prime Minister Narendra Modi on July 12.

BJP president Amit Shah (R) and RSS president Mohan Bhagwat pose during a ceremony for the release of a reverential book on Prime Minister Narendra Modi on July 12.(AFP Photo)

RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat on Wednesday credited Narendra Modi’s ‘aprasiddh’ (not famous) stint with the Hindutva organisation for his “bright” journey as Gujarat chief minister and then the prime minister.

If Modi had continued working within the RSS, few outside the organisation would have known him, he said at the release of a book– Making of a Legend– on the prime minister.

“Society has got a good and able ‘thekedar’ (contractor) in Narendra bhai for its welfare but the danger is that people will leave everything to him and go to sleep. It should not happen. Books (on him) should help people develop attributes like him,” Bhagwat said.

The coffee-table book “Narendra Damodardas Modi : The Making of a Legend” has been authored by Sulabh International chief Bindeshwar Pathak.

But if we give it some thought, we will realise that it was his ‘aprasiddh’ (not famous) journey till he became the chief minister that led to such brightness (ujjwal) surrounding his journey as chief minister and prime minister,” he said.

The outside world would have little time to appreciate his work if he had remained in the RSS, Bhagwat said, adding that the outfit, however, would have still realised his importance.

As a ‘karyakarta’ and ‘swayamsevak’ (volnteer) Modi remains the same person he was before becoming the Gujarat chief minister, and publicity and fame have not impacted him, the RSS chief said.

Heaping praise on Modi, he said the prime minister had attributes like hard work, courage, patience, wisdom, strength and valour but what is more is that he would consider no work impossible and do what was needed.

“Though it is natural to focus on Modi’s personality but people should go beyond it…They should also focus on the work that goes into making of successful people,” he said, asking them to know why Modi’s leadership became “a ray of hope” for the country.

“What should be done has been discussed in the country for the last 70 years. But it is happening now. Why? Because it is being done now.”

“Society has got a good and able ‘thekedar’ (contractor) in Narendra bhai for its welfare but the danger is that people will leave everything to him and go to sleep. It should not happen. Books (on him) should help people develop attributes like him,” he said, referring to Modi.

He said all should endeavour to make India a greater country than it was before its “decline” in the last 1000-1500 years.

“It seems to me that (BJP chief) Amit bhai has given a safe estimate of 2024,” he then said referring to Amit Shah, who was on the dais and had spoken earlier.

Shah had spoken about welfare targets the government has set, many with 2024 deadline. The next Lok Sabha elections are due in 2019.

“But a lot of work has to be done… Government cannot do everything. Society too has to pitch in,” he said as he referred to untouchability.

Source : http://www.hindustantimes.com/india-news/rss-chief-bhagwat-releases-book-on-pm-modi-the-making-of-a-legend/story-0x316olJWBHf36l8DpgejN.html

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Posted By: Oneindia Staff Writer Updated: Wednesday, July 12, 2017

New Delhi, July 12: Sulabh International founder Bindeshwar Pathak has compiled the journey of Prime Minister Narendra Modi into a coffee table book. The book titled “The making of a legend”was released by RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat. At the launch of a book ‘The Making of a Legend’, Bhagwat said he still follows the same lifestyle of an RSS worker, that he was before becoming the Gujarat CM and later India PM.

RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat releases book on Modi ‘The Making of Legend’

The RSS chief said that Modi was able to become a successful Gujarat Chief Minister and later the Prime Minister of India because of the “journey” he undertook in years before coming to power in the state and later at the Centre. People need to read about it.

Bhagwat said that India has a lot of hope from PM Modi, who doesn’t believe that things cannot happen, everything can happen. The RSS chief also urged society to take up issues such as untouchability, as “there are many things that the government cannot do. Society would have to do such things on its own.”

Bhagwat said people need to understand Modi’s personality closely, “Today we are looking at Modi because of his personality, actions and leadership. We need to read this character closely. When we talk of talk of a personality, one is what we see and the other that needs to be seen, with open eyes. A person is more accomplished when there is no difference in the way he appears to be and the way he is.”

Bhagwat also praised writer of the book Bindeshwar Pathak of Sulabh International, saying, “Anybody can write about a character. But to write after understanding the character requires the right person. I know that this is not the first life-story of Narendra Bhai. A few small ones have been published earlier also.” OneIndia News

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RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat (left) and BJP President Amit Shah at the release of Narendra Damodardas Modi: The Making of a Legend by Bindeshwar Pathak (PTI)

What is more is that he (PM Narendra Modi) would consider no work impossible and do what is needed, says Bhagwat

Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat on Wednesday heaped praise on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, calling him an able and competent contractor of social welfare and a leader India has a lot of hope from.

He, however, cautioned that “we might put the entire onus on the contractor’s head and sleep. This shouldn’t happen.” He also credited the PM’s success to his association with the RSS.

Bhagwat listed Modi’s attributes like hard work, courage, patience, wisdom, strength and valour, and said: “What is more is that he would consider no work impossible and do what is needed.”

The ringing endorsement comes at a time when the Modi government is facing criticism from the Opposition on economic initiatives like demonetisation and GST, besides challenges on border and terror fronts.

Bhagwat was speaking at the launch of a coffee table book on Modi’s life titled The Making of a Legend written by Sulabh International founder Bindeshwar Pathak.

The RSS chief indicated that the RSS ideology will prevail despite a few compromises the government has to make. BJP President Amit Shah was also present at the event.

“If you have to go to Nagpur [RSS headquarters] even in an aeroplane, the pilot does not take it straight but manoeuvres it in a zigzag way to avoid turbulence before reaching the destination. Life is also like that. To accomplish some work, you cannot go straight, and have to manoeuvre… but the target remains the same,” Bhagwat said.

He also emphasised that “Narendra bhai” could not have had an illustrious journey as Gujarat’s CM and then as India’s PM without his long journey as an RSS pracharak.

“People need to read and understand that character correctly… had the journey of Narendra Bhai before he became Gujarat’s CM continued in the same manner, you would not have known him… though we would have still known him,” said Bhagwat, pointing out the ideals of devotion and dedication in Modi.

The RSS chief said that “Narendra Bhai” still follows the same lifestyle of an RSS worker like he did before becoming Gujarat’s CM and later India’s PM. Bhagwat urged society to take up issues such as untouchability, as “there are many things that the government alone cannot do. Society would have to do such things on its own.” He said it was wrong to hold Modi responsible for every problem.

Bhagwat appealed to people to read the book and aspire to follow Modi’s qualities.

In his address, Shah said that Modi has a nature of moving ahead while working like a normal party worker. “The works done during Narendra bhai’s tenure as Gujarat CM created a buzz. He resolved many problems in Gujarat that were decades old.”

Source : http://www.dnaindia.com/india/report-mohan-bhagwat-heaps-praise-on-modi-hails-his-rss-roots-2500394