Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Victory to Veteran Anna Hazare- Corruption Crusade takes Center stage

Dear Colleagues,
As is known Veteran Anna Hazare is to sit on fast at Jantar Mantar on 5 April 2011. His is a clarion call against corruption in the country. The scourge of corruption is affecting each one of us who have contributed in India’s rise to her present position in the world order. Anna’s cause is dear to us and the IESM is extending full support to his movement. IESM will set up a tent close to the venue of Anna’s fast. All veterans in the NCR are requested to visit Jantar Mantar on 5 April 2011 from 10:00 am onwards and on all following days to express our solidarity with the cause of ‘India against Corruption’. Veterans in other cities are requested to join and support related events being held in other cities.
Best regards,
Lt Gen (Emeritus) Raj Kadyan, PVSM, AVSM, VSM
Chairman IESM

Dear All
FIGHT AGAINST CORRUPTION VETERAN ANNA HAZARE HAS STARTED FAST UNTO DEATH ON 05 APRIL 2011. The brave veteran Anna Hazare who had vowed to fight corruption has started his fast unto death at Jantar Mantar till Government agrees to the amendments suggested by citizen to the Draft LokPal bill. With these amendments the LokPal would be given teeth to fight corruption and to punish corrupt politicians, judges and bureaucrats. Veteran Anna Hazare, a true Gandhian, paid tributes to Mahatama Gandhi at Rajghat in the morning along with his team and marched from Rajghat to Jantar Mantar. Veteran Anna Hazare reached the Jantar Mantar at 1200h and started his fast with a Yajya. He was very peaceful and one could feel holy calm on him and on his body.
The podium was full with eminent citizens like swami Agnivesh, Kiran Bedi, Sh Arun Kejriwal, retired bureaucrats and retired judges and many more eminent citizens. The supporters of Baba Ramdev of Bharat vikas manch, Shri Shri Ravi Shankar of art of living and Indian Ex servicemen movement IESM were present in large numbers at Jantar Mantar. There were more than 7000 supporters and all were ecstatic and were shouting slogans for veteran Anna Hazare. Speaker after speaker criticized the Government and asked the Prime Minister to accept the amendments to the draft bill and make the institution of Lok Pal stronger and effective so that biggest evil, CORRUPTION, is routed out of India.
IESM has pitched a tent alongside the tent of Veteran Anna Hazare. Governing body of IESM was present there in full strength including the Chairman, Vice Chairman and Gen Secretary. More than 400 veterans (about 150 officers including 15 Generals and 250 JCOs and ORs) came to Jantar Mantar to show solidarity with the cause and one of their veteran who has displayed extreme courage to take on the Government and sought amendments to the draft of LokPal bill proposed by the Government.IESM confirms full support to the cause of veteran Anna Hazare and has decided that a minimum of five veterans (Officers, JCOs and ORs ) would be present at Jantar Mantar every day and would observe fast for the day in support of the cause of Veteran Anna Hazare. Some pictures of the event of 5 April 2011 are attached for the information of all. IESM requests all veterans in Delhi and NCR to come to Jantar Mantar to support the noble cause and observe minimum one day fast to show solidarity with the veteran Anna Hazare. All volunteers who wish to show solidarity with the cause and wish to volunteer to undertake the fast and be present at IESM tent may give names with date to the staff present in the IESM tent.
All state conveners are requested to support the cause and take similar action in state capitals to support the local citizens undertaking fast in support of the amendments. A report of the state activities supporting the cause may be put up on net.
Gp Capt VK Gandhi VSM
Gen Sec IESM

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Join Anna's Crusade now before it is too late
Political corruption and bureaucratic corruption in India are vexing concerns of every citizen. A 2005 study done by Transparency International found that more than 15% (18 crore) of the people in India had first hand experience of paying bribe or peddling influence to get any type of job done in a public office. Transparency International estimates that truckers pay annually a whopping Rs 200 Crores in bribes (It is not fuel but bribes that are increasing transportation cost and corresponding inflation). For 2010, India was ranked 87th of 178 countries in Transparency International's Corruption Perceptions Index. As of 2010, India is amongst the most corrupt governments in the world. Do you want this scourge to be erased or India go a Banana Republic? Join Anna in his crusade to cure the cancer of corruption. Anna's therapy is akin to Radiation Therapy "The Jan Lokpal Bill" to rid Cancerous Corruption.

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