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Meet Rupa Yadav: The Girl Who Was Married At The Of 8 Is All Set To Become A Doctor

Even as the child marriage is prevalent in the country, this girl’s story is inspiring millions of the people in the country already. The girls were married at the meagre age as lows as 4 years, were denied the basic right; the right to education.

Breaking the same stereotypes and the mindset of the people, a 20-year old woman from Kareri village near Jaipur Rajasthan has led her way achieving what she wanted if given right opportunity. Married at just 8 years, the things don’t go well in the favour of Rupa, but that doesn’t let Rupa deter with her dream.

However, this girl decided to continue with her education. Now, 12 years after her marriage, Rupa is all set to attend the medical school to become a doctor. Along with Rupa’s hard work and determination, it is her husband and her in-laws who should also be given due credit.

Her husband’s family supported her decision to pursue her dream and helped her financially to continue with her higher education. Recently, Rupa cleared the National Entrance-cum-Eligibility Test (NEET) for medical education. In her third attempt, Rupa scored 603 in the NEET and is currently attending counselling for admission.

Rupa got married when she was a student of class three. She said it’s her husband, Shankar Lal, who was just 12 at the time of marriage, and her in-laws, particularly brother-in-law Babulal, supported her in pursuing her dream.

“I scored 84 per cent in my Class 10 examinations. Everyone, including our neighbours and relatives, told my in-laws to let me continue my education and they agreed. I am very thankful for their support,” Rupa said.

In fact, her in-laws and husband made sure that Rupa got proper coaching in a Kota Institute to help her write her entrance exams well. “My in-laws, like my parents, are farmers.

The income from farming is meagre. So, my husband started plying a cargo taxi to sponsor my education,” she said. Rupa’s story once again brings to light why every girl in India deserves to go to school.

Bizarre!! BPL Families Were Publicly Shamed For Being Poor

Rajasthan Government’s insensitivity came to light when it branded numerous families as “poor” by writing on the wall outside their homes. The officials also wrote that they take ration under National Food Security Act (NFSA).

The exact words painted on the walls were, “Mai gareeb pariwar se hoon tatha NFSA se rashan leta hoon (I belong to a poor family and I take ration from NFSA).

In Dausa district of Rajasthan, many families are well below poverty line (BPL) and take wheat under NFSA.

While many people would term this as an “uncompassionate” act by the Government, the officials state otherwise. According to them, what they did was “right” and there was no damage done! It was merely a move to segregate unentitled people from the scheme.

But is this a correct way to do so? The state government needs to learn about the term “Paperwork” for an efficient management of their system.

Now, the state government is in the middle of an uproar and the main opposition party Congress lashed out at the government, saying that it is mocking the poor in the state.

Twitter also kicked up a storm as people were agitated by this move. People are outraged by this and are going on saying that “When will ministers write on their hands that they are thieves?” One even went on to say that “A minister should write outside his house that I have become a minister by inciting riots and I have done this much corruption!”

Here are some Twitter reactions:

We, we only have one thing to say. This kind of intolerance and insensitivity should not be tolerated and the higher authorities should take appropriate measures to ensure this does not happen again.

Bizarre!! Rajasthan Man Clueless About 75 Pins Embedded In Body

A human pin cushion, that’s what Badrilal Meena of Rajasthan has turned into.

The 56-year-old railway employee has 75 stationery pins embedded deep under the skin of his neck, forearms and legs, a case doctors are finding it hard to pin down.

There are no visible marks to suggest the inch-long pins were pierced into his skin; either by him or someone else.

And the man from Barda village in Bundi district doesn’t know how he got them.

“There are no pins or perforations visible in the stomach, oesophagus or intestines to suggest he swallowed them,” said B Panda, the surgeon treating Meena at Kota railway hospital.

Meena’s condition was detected at a private hospital in Kota this April when he went there to treat his aching right foot and diabetes.

 

(This report was published in Hindustan Times)

Rajasthan Congress leader says They ‘Cannot Deploy Cops At Every Doorstep To Prevent Rape.’

Rajasthan health minister Kalicharan Saraf on Wednesday kicked up a controversy with his remark that police cannot be deployed at each and every house to stop incidents of rape. Saraf made the remarks while retorting to state Congress chief Sachin Pilot’s allegation of rising incidents of rape in the state.

The Congress leader slammed the “insensitive” remark of the minister, saying it will only encourage criminals in the state. Saraf, who met a minor rape victim at JK Lone hospital, was asked about opposition’s criticism on recent incidents of rape.

“Should we deploy police at each and every house? Did rape incidents never happen during the Congress government?” the minister said. He said the victim is being provided best-possible treatment and asked the Congress not to politicise the matter.

Conceding that crime graph has shot up in the state, he asked the Congress to “suggest measures” and “guide” the state government to “get rid of the problem”. When asked about Saraf’s remarks, Pilot said that the health minister has hurt the sentiments of people by his “irresponsible statement”.

It is highly condemnable as the chief minister of the state is a woman, he said. “Citizens should have been made more secure but the irresponsible statement of the health minister is condemnable. He should have respected the position he holds. His statement has just encouraged the criminals,” Pilot said.
“As per the government’s figure, the state ranks third in the country in crime against women. In such a situation, the government should take firm action against criminal instead of making such comments,” he said.
“Criminals are roaming scot free just because no timely action is taken against them,” the Congress leader said.

“Samsung, IG and Faltu to meet Namkeen over a CHAI” What ??

Every person is known by his name, and behind his name there is a deep meaning of that and some people make perception over the name.

But there is a village in Rajasthan called Ramnagar village, which is about 10 km from the district headquarters and has a population of a little over 500 people from the Kanjar community, the names are usually after top ranking posts, high offices and popular figures.

Doesn’t sound weird ? Yes you have read it right there are names like High Court, Samsung, Hawaldar and Magistrate.

Though most of the people in the village are illiterate, their names speak otherwise.

A teacher in the government school of the village told “Several people in the village often engage in illegal activities and frequent police stations and courts. Influenced by the reputation and dignity of officials, they tend to name their children after posts and offices like IG, SP, and Magistrate.”

Women and girls from the Meena community in Arniya village have their own share of uncommon names — ‘Namkeen’, ‘Photobai’, ‘Jelabi’, and an unfortunate ‘Phaltu’.

Not only this there are also names based on mobile brands and accessories which are popular as names among members of the Moggiya and Banjara communities from villages in the Nainwa region of the district. “So you will come across several people named ‘Nokia’, ‘Samsung’, ‘SIM Card’, etc. in Bargani, Arniya, Hanumantpura, Suwaliya and Sesola villages of Nainwa,” said Ramesh Chand Rathore, who works at the registration counter of Nainwa’s Community Health Centre.

“We were stunned when we first came across these names. But now we are used to them,” Mr. Rathore says, adding that ‘Smartphone’ and ‘Android’ are some new entries to the list.

Amazing! India’s women cast off the burden of water carrying.

 

Water hygiene and transportation are constant challenges for developing nations like India, and women often shoulder the burden of collecting water for their families. In order to make this chore less arduous, Wello, an American social venture company, has designed a device to transport water in a more efficient and hygienic way.

The WaterWheel is around 50-liter container that enables people to roll water from water sources rather than carry it on their heads. Thanks to this new invention, three to five times more water can be transported compared to traditional methods.

Girls and women carrying plastic jerry cans of water on their heads is a common sight in rural areas of poor countries. The WaterWheel eases that burden by storing water in a round 50-litre container that doubles as a wheel.

In 2011, the Wello team travelled to India with the goal of finding a way to improve the experience of collecting, storing and using water. The team interviewed over 1,500 community members, practitioners and experts and found that the problems that stem from the traditional methods of water transportation profoundly impact families and communities in a negative way.

For many isolated areas, family members (mainly women) are forced to trek up to five miles to the nearest water source with large, heavy plastic containers balanced on their heads. It’s estimated that Indian women spend up to 25 percent of their time each day collecting water. This time spent often keeps children out of school and cuts out the valuable time that could otherwise be spent generating income from other means.

Fewer trips to collect water means women and children can spend more time on productive educational and economic activities, The daily burden of water collection undermines productivity, limits educational opportunities and traps households in poverty. Wello focuses on reducing the negative social, economic and health consequences of carrying heavy loads of water over long distances.

After their time in India meeting with numerous people in the villages of Rajasthan, the Wello team won a $100,000 Grand Challenges Canada prize to develop the WaterWheel. The resulting product is a high-quality, human-safe plastic wheel that offers a convenient, hygienic and durable way to transport water. Currently, the WaterWheel is being manufactured in Ahmedabad city in Gujarat and may also be used to provide water for herds of animals and irrigation purposes. Our goal is to distribute on a large scale, on small margins to 10,000-20,000 customers a year.

The designers played around with different sizes – 10-20 litres – before agreeing on 50 litres. While the WaterWheel was created with women in mind, as they tend to collect water

The device, to be constructed Ahmedabad city in Gujarat, also saves time, at least an hour in many cases. It is also being used for irrigation and to bring water to animals.

Wello plans to sell the WaterWheel in the Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Gujarat states, as well as explore opportunities for water purification.

It is an age-old image of rural India: a woman trudging a long distance with a huge pot of water precariously balanced on her head. And despite an ambitious nationwide effort to provide piped water to every rural household, it remains a common sight in most Indian villages.

After tests in India, Mexico and Haiti, she is confident that the WaterWheel can be an all-terrain alternative to water pots, taking a huge, historic and debilitating load off impoverished Indian women.

 

 

 

Rajasthan Forest Department On Alert After 5 Peacock Found Dead

From the time the news of five dead peacocks found in Rajasthan made its way to the public domain, the state forest department officials warn the national birds are coming under increasing threat from poachers and farmers.
The day after the horrific discovery in the Bundi district came out, the senior wildlife officials descended on the spot to conduct raids in surrounding area in a bid to nab the alleges poachers.
With 200 peacocks reportedly killed in 2016, Bundi district tops the list in poaching of the national bird in Rajasthan.

In the latest incident, where the necks of all the birds were found to be broken, poaching may not be the motive behind the carnage, wildlife officials camping at the spot told Mail Today.
“The bird dies due to injury in their neck, by twisting the windpipe. And not by any another means” said Rameshwar Chandolia, range officer, state forest department, who found the bodies after a tip off.

The search for the alleged culprits is underway, he said.

Wildlife experts in the state say that the killing of the bird is rampant as not only poachers but farmers too are feeding them with pesticides to keep them away from the cultivable areas and prevent damage to their crops.

‘It is found that during seed sowing season farmers generally put pesticide which peacocks feed and get killed. There are certain traditional communities which are also engaged in poaching of birds and Bundi is worst hit when it comes to killing of peacocks,’ additional principal chief conservator of forest (wildlife) GV Reddy told Mail Today.
Reddy said the killing of national birds is not limited to one state as the birds are in danger across India.

According to a study conducted by TRAFFIC, an arm of WWF, Tamil Nadu is the third major source of peacock plumes in the country after Rajasthan and Gujarat.
Data collected from 20 states over two years by a TRAFFIC team reveals that an aggregate of 25.71 crore bunches of feathers were found in godowns in Rajasthan, 3 crore in Gujarat and 2 lakh in Tamil Nadu.
Agra and Rajasthan are the major suppliers of peacock feathers to Tamil Nadu and West Bengal while Odisha is the biggest buyer of such feathers.

Man arrested for hunting deer in Rajasthan, Nine carcases found in well.

Carcases of nine deer were today found inside a well at Dulmera in Bikaner district and a person has been arrested in this regard, police said.

On being informed that Kailash Bawri (35) had killed a deer last night, forest officials raided his residence and arrested him, a police official said, adding a live deer was recovered from his possession.

Following interrogation, the accused led officials to the empty 15-feet deep well where carcases of the nine deer were found, SHO of Lunkaransar Police Station, Shrawan Das Sant, told PTI.

We have not found any weapon from the accused. People of tribal community hunt deer with thin plastic rope in which the animal’s legs get entangled, the SHO said.

The exact cause of the death of those deer will be known after post-mortem, he said.

(This story has not been edited by NewsleakCentre staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

#DemonetisationEffect: Now, Airtel is turning your mobile phones into banks.

Telecom services company Bharti Airtel has piped online marketplace Paytm to launch India’s first payment bank — Airtel Payments Bank. The company has chosen Rajasthan as the launch pad for its banking services. The pilot is aimed at testing systems and processes ahead of a full-scale pan-India launch. Paytm had initially planned to launch its payments bank on Diwali day last month.

To begin with, customers across Rajasthan will now be able to open bank accounts at 10,000 Airtel retail outlets, which will double up as Airtel banking points and offer a range of basic, convenient banking services. The company said it will expand its merchant network in Rajasthan to 100,000 by the end of the year, giving a big boost to digital payments ecosystem.

The account can be opened with Aadhaar based paperless e-KYC, with no extra documents required and customer’s Airtel mobile number would be his/her bank account number. The company intends to give an interest rate of 7.25% per annum on deposits in savings accounts.

This is a great opportunity for people who are online shopping freaks as they can easily put their extra money or pocket money in their airtel payment bank to enjoy the benefit of 7.25% extra on savings. It’s a double bonanza in a cost of a single penny.

By: Shivendra Pandey.

‘Patriotic Brahmins’ to perform a ‘Rashtra Raksha Yagna’ at Indo-Pak Border, What?

By order of Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje, the Rajasthan Sanskrit Academy is organising a ‘Rashtra Raksha Yagna’ at Shri Mateshwari Tanot Rai temple near the Indo-Pak border to “protect troops from the enemy,” The Indian Express reported today.

Raje and Home Minister Rajnath Singh are expected to attend the yagna, which will be performed by 21 “patriotic Brahmins” on Thursday, according to the report.

Rajasthan Sanskrit Academy chairperson Jaya Dave told the newspaper that “our Sanatan Parampara”. “Earlier too, when Kshatriyas fought wars, Brahmins performed such ceremonies to protect them. The message that the government wants to send out is that everyone should come together in support of our country and our forces. Our military capabilities should be visible to everyone,” she said.

A statement from Raje’s office said that she will be performing pooja at the Shri Mateshwari Tanot Rai to boost morale of the troops along the Indo-Pak border, the newspaper reported. “It will also protect the people living along the border, since the longest part of India’s border with Pakistan (1,040 km) falls in Rajasthan,” said the statement.

Credit: The Huffington Post.