The disciple defies the master. The title Gandhi has been a vote pool for Indira Gandhi's family and the members of the Congress party. Mahatma was assassinated once in 1948 but he is being assassinated every moment by the so called Congress party whose existence, sustenance and identity owe much to him. His title Gandhi remains but the values he stood and fought for and the culture and civilization he represented throughout his life were rejected as rubbish.
In 2011 a young British woman namely Narges K. Ashtari came to India. Since then she has raised over $250,000 for orphan and abandoned children. She has built two homes, one for 50 orphan girls and one for 20 blind children. Thousands of people have been introduced to a sustainable life through the many projects she has started.
In Odisha, ever since the 2009 elections, households have seen a fall in their living standards. According to an independent study, (2009-2014) the BJD Government has not translated the so called growth into household incomes. According to the data of NSSO, households at the bottom of the income scale are severely affected and the middle-income group suffer because their wages do not increase in proportion to their survival expenditure.
On the sad occasion of the 3rd Anniversary of the Fukusima Nuclear Power Plant (NPP) disaster a seminar was organized at Lohia Academy in Odisha. Former Indian Naval chief Admiral L Ramdas and popular environmentalist and marine conservationist Lalita Ramdas, Political Science Prof. Dr. Narottam Gaan and journalist Sudhir Pattnaik spoke on the occasion and expressed their profound grief and paid glowing tributes to the souls of the dear-departed victims of Fukisima disaster.