12-year-old Bihar boy who cracked IIT-JEE clears class XII exam

30 May

PATNA: After cracking the highly competitive Indian Institute of Technology-Joint Entrance Examination (IIT-JEE), Satyam Kumar, the 12-and-half-year-old boy from Bihar has now passed Class 12 with 85 percent marks.

Satyam has become the youngest in the country to clear the Class 12 Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) examination, family sources Tuesday claimed.

Satyam, a resident of Bakhorapur village in Bhojpur district, cleared IIT-JEE from the Mumbai zone with an all-India rank of 8,137. He has been the youngest yet to crack what is considered to be the toughest qualifying exam in the country.

Satyam is currently studying in Rajasthan’s Kota town, well-known for its IIT-JEE coaching centres. He stays with his younger brother and uncle. Satyam had also done his Class 10 from Modern School in Kota.

“We are happy and celebrating his rare success. After all, it is a matter of pride for the family, village and the state,” Satyam’s uncle Rampukar Singh told IANS over telephone.

Singh said, “CBSE officials informed us that Satyam is the youngest to clear Class 12. The entire village is upbeat because he has become a role model for others.”

The village celebrated his success by bursting firecrackers and consuming sweets when he cracked IIT-JEE May 18.

Satyam is busy preparing for next year’s IIT-JEE. After cracking IIT-JEE this year, he made it clear that he would not join IIT because of his poor rank. He will attempt next year for a better rank. Kumar’s father, Sidhnath Singh, a farmer, is proud of him.

He said his son was intelligent since early childhood.

(Source: TOI, Patna)

First Bihari Woman Who Scaled The Mount Everest

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Nirupama first from Bihar to unfurl Tiranga on Mt Everest. Squadron Leader Nirupama Pandey has become the first person from Bihar to climb the 8848 mt high Mount Everest. Ms Pandey performed the feat on May 25 this year.

A Bihar information department statement here today said Ms Pandey, a class-I, Gazetted Officer from Indian Air Force, presently posted to Air Force station, Rajokri, New Delhi under Headquarters, Western Air Command, New Delhi has achieved the distinction of becoming the first person from Bihar to unfurl the ‘Tiranga’ on the highest point of earth, Mount Everest.

In a telephonic talk, Ms Pandey said that she feels proud to be a Bihar resident who has scaled Everest.

Ms Pandey has made Bihar proud by not only becoming the first girl but also the first person from Bihar to reach the summit of Everest. With this remarkable achievement, Bihar has also joined the league of 14 other Indian states which has at least one Mount Everest summiteer to its credit.

Ms Pandey while climbing Mt Everest followed the South East Ridge route from Nepal which was used by Hillary and Tenzing in their first successful expedition to Mt Everest in 1953.

The team was flagged-in after the successful summit by Defence Minister A K Antony here on June 10.

Squadron Leader Pandey hails from Jamo-Jalalpur village of Siwan district of Bihar.

Born to Rajendra Pandey and Uma Pandey, the officer is married to Squadron Leader Prakash Jha, who is also a co-officer and also a qualified mountaineer.

The 30-year-young dynamic lady officer was part of first Indian Air Force all women officers expedition to Mount Everest which was flagged off by Air Marshal J N Burma, PVSM AVSM VSM Air Officer- in-Charge Administration here on April 13, this year.

Ms Pandey started her mountaineering career in 2007 by undergoing basic mountaineering course from Nehru Institute of Mountaineering, Uttarkashi. The lady officer has several other mountaineering expeditions to her credit which includes Mt Stock Kangri (6121 mtrs) in Leh, Mt Kamet (7757 mtrs) and Mt Abhigamin (7357 mtrs) in Garhwal region and Mt Saser Kangri I (7672 mtrs) in Ladakh region.

The officer has completed her schooling from Kendriya Vidyalaya.

She attained graduate degree in commerce from Ness Wadia college, Pune and MBA from Wadia college Pune with specialisation in marketing.

Squadron Leader Nirupama Pandey is a 2003 batch Indian Air Force officer who graduated from Air Force academy as Flying officer in Accounts stream. The officer is a national level athlete. The officer while undergoing training in Air force academy has won the best in outdoor training trophy and cross country champions trophy 2003 in women’s category.

The officer has also undergone basic parajumping course. For her exemplary service and devotion to the service, she has been commended by the Air officer commanding in chief, Headquarters Central Air Command.

Source Link: http://www.newkerala.com/news/2011/worldnews-16133.html

Urgent Support for Strong Lokpal

1 Jul

The Government is breaking its promise to Anna Hazare and proposing a toothless “Joke-pal” bill. On Sunday, they’ll appeal to all the opposition parties to stand with them in defending the corrupt status quo. Let’s flood the parties with faxes in the next 72 hours calling on them to represent the people of India and support Jan-Lokpal not Joke-pal:

Please sign the petition on followink link (http://www.avaaz.org/en/jan_lokpal_vs_joke_pal/?cl=1134466529&v=9471)

The Congress party is breaking its promise to Anna Hazare to agree on a strong bill and proposing their own sarkari Joke-pal provisions which make the bill toothless. To get the Joke-pal passed, they’re appealing to all the other political parties to stand with them in defending India’s corrupt status quo — holding an all-party meeting this Sunday.The BJP and other parties have already spoken out strongly for parts of Jan Lokpal, now it’s time for them to put words into action and prove to us that they share our desire to end corruption.The parties all pay close attention to the faxes they receive from citizens — let’s flood them with faxes calling for Jan Lokpal, not the sarkari Joke-pal. Add your voice now by clicking the link below or editing in your own personal message — our tool will fax the message to the leaders of the BJP, CPI, CPI(M), SP, TMC, JD(U), and the rest of the political parties: (http://www.avaaz.org/en/jan_lokpal_vs_joke_pal/?cl=1134466529&v=9471)

Sunday is a crucial day for our Democracy — a special all party meeting — to set the terms of the historic Lokpal. For the government, the all party meeting is a chance to win allies for undercutting the Lokpal’s most vital anti-corruption tools. But for us, this is a major opportunity to get the opposition to endorse the people’s version!Corruption is a problem for virtually all the political parties, so there will be strong pressures in each of them to endorse the Joke-pal bill. But through massive citizen engagement we’ve forced the Congress party to at least include Jan Lokpal as an option — now through the same pressure we can press the opposition parties to choose it. Faxes are the best way to reach party leaders on this urgent timeline. Click below to use a simple online tool to edit your own message or to send a pre-drafted letter by fax to all 17 party leaders, and help build our numbers by forwarding this email to friends and family: http://www.avaaz.org/en/jan_lokpal_vs_joke_pal/?vl (http://www.avaaz.org/en/jan_lokpal_vs_joke_pal/?cl=1134466529&v=9471)

Across the country, a movement against corruption has exploded, driving a media storm of pressure. Politicians have and will try every trick in the book to wriggle out of their promise to us and to Hazare. But every time they do we can come back even stronger — showing that our will to fight corruption is stronger than their will to defend it.

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Tikaram Upadhyaya Gopal Singh Nepali (Hindi Poet & Lyricist)

20 Jun

Gopal Singh Nepali (1911 – 1963) was born in Bettiah District in the Bihar State. In fact, he was not a Nepali but has taken this as a part of his literary name.

He was an eminent poet of Hindi literature and a famous lyricist of Bollywood. His association with Bollywood spanned around two decades, beginning in 1944 and ended with his death in 1963. He was a poet of Post-Chhayavaad period, and he wrote several collections of Hindi poems including “Umang” (published in 1933). He was also a journalist and edited at least four Hindi Magazines, Namely, Ratlam Times, Chitrapat, Sudha, and Yogi. During Sino-Indian War of 1962, he wrote many patriotic songs and poems which include Savan, Kalpana, Neelima, Naveen Kalpana Karo Etc.

Nakul Singh Nepali, son of Gopal Singh Nepali, has filed a suit at the Bombay High Court against the makers of Slumdog Millionaire Movie, saying that Director & Producer Danny Boyle they wrongly credited poet Surdas for writing the song Darshan Do Ghanashyam. According to the suit, Nepali says his father, a poet, wrote the song and that the filmmakers – Danny Boyle and Celador Films Ltd – have caused loss of reputation to his father and violated the author’s rights. Nepali has claimed Rs 5 crore as damages. He has also sought to have the filmmakers prohibited from presenting in any form the portion of the movie that says that Surdas is the author of the song.

Remember The Legendary-Bindheshwari Prasad Mandal

18 Jun

B. P. Mandal was raised in the village of Murho, in the Madhepura District (formerly Saharsa District) of northern Bihar. B. P. Mandal received his early education in Madhepura and he attended Raj High School in Darbhanga. He matriculated at Patna College in the 1930s and worked as an Honorary Magistrate from 1945 to 1951. B. P. Mandal and his wife, Sita Mandal, were survived by five sons and two daughters. The third son, Maninder Kumar Mandal, and his son Nikhil Mandal in national and state politics.

B. P. Mandal was the son of Ras Behari Lal Mandal, a wealthy zamindar. According to local legend, his father raised the demand for Indian independence at the 1911 Delhi Durbar. Ras Behari Lal Mandal later made his contribution as founder of All India Gope Jatiya (Yadav) Mahasabha and was one of the few zamindars who laid the foundation of Indian National Congress in Bihar. His eldest son Bhubneshwari Prasad Mandal became Member of Bihar-Orissa Legislative Council in 1924 and was Chairman of Local Board, Bhagalpur till his death in 1948. Ras Behari Lal Mandal’s second son, the British arrested Kamleshwari Prasad Mandal along with Jai Prakash Narain and others and lodged in Hazaribagh Central Jail , and became M.L.C. in Bihar in 1937. B. P. Mandal was the youngest of the three sons of Ras Behari Babu.

His political career began with the Indian National Congress but he joined the Janata Party after the Emergency Period. Later in his political career, B.P. Mandal gravitated toward socialist political ideas and he eventually joined the Samyukta Socialist Party. B. P. Mandal became Chief Minister of Bihar in 1967-68 for a short period before his Government was pulled down by supporting Congress Party for not rewinding the Commission appointed to ask into allegations of corruption against Congress leaders during previous government.

Mr B. P. Mandal was a Member of Parliament in the Lok Sabha for the state of Bihar from 1967 to 1970 and 1977 to 1979. He was also the Chief Minister of Bihar for forty-eight days in 1968, a period of intense political instability (his predecessor was Chief Minister for only three days). In December 1978, Prime Minister Morarji Desai appointed a five member civil rights commission under the chairmanship of B. P. Mandal. The commission’s report was completed in 1980 and recommended that a significant proportion of all government and educational places be reserved for applicants from the Other Backward Classes. The commission’s report was tabled indefinitely by Prime Minister Indira Gandhi. A decade later, Prime Minister V. P. Singh implemented the recommendations of the Mandal Report.

The Government of India issued a stamp in honor of B. P. Mandal in 2001. A college named in his honor, B. P. Mandal Engineering College, was founded in 2007.

Lead Bihar Salutes Mr Anna Hajare

17 Jun

Who is Anna Hazare?
Started his career as a driver in the Army and turned into a social activist.

What’s so special about him?
He built a village Ralegaon Siddhi in Ahamad Nagar district, Maharashtra.

So what, See…
This village is a self-sustained model village. Energy is produced in the village itself from solar power, biofuel and wind mills.

In 1975, it used to be a poverty clad village. Now it is one of the richest village in India. It has become a model for self-sustained, eco-friendly & harmonic village.

This guy, Anna Hazare was awarded Padma Bhushan and is a known figure for his social activities.

Really, what is he fighting for?
He is supporting a cause, the amendment of a law to curb corruption in India.

How that can be possible?
He is advocating for a Bil, The Lok Pal Bill (The Citizen Ombudsman Bill), that will form an autonomous authority who will make politicians (ministers), beurocrats (IAS/IPS) accountable for their deeds.

It’s an entirely new thing right..?
In 1972, the bill was proposed by then Law minister Mr. Shanti Bhushan. Since then it has been neglected by the politicians and some are trying to change the bill to suit thier theft (corruption).

Oh.. He is going on a hunger strike for that whole thing of passing a Bill ! How can that be possible in such a short span of time?
The first thing he is asking for is: the government should come forward and announce that the bill is going to be passed.

Next, they make a joint committee to DRAFT the LOK PAL BILL. 50% goverment participation and 50% public participation. Because you cant trust the government entirely for making such a bill which does not suit them.

Fine, What will happen when this bill is passed?
A LokPal will be appointed at the centre. He will have an autonomous charge, say like the Election Commission of India. In each state, Lokayukta will be appointed. The job is to bring all alleged party to trial in case of corruptions within 1 year. Within 2 years, the guilty will be punished. Not like, Bofors scam or Bhopal Gas Tragedy case, that has gone for last 25 years without any result.

Is he alone? Whoelse is there in the fight with Anna Hazare?
Baba Ramdev, Ex. IPS Kiran Bedi, Social Activist Swami Agnivesh, RTI activist Arvind Kejriwal and many more. Prominent personalities like Aamir Khan is supporting his cause.

Ok, got it. What can I do?
At least we can spread the message. How?

Putting status message, links, video, changing profile pics. Share this news links all over your Facebook/Twitter/email to all and on all Social Networking Sites !

At least we can support Anna Hazare and the cause for uprooting corruption from India.

At least we can hope that his Hunger Strike does not go in vain.

At least we can pray for his good health.

Lead Bihar – LB, Support with Mr Anna Hazare ! Cheers…

Manoj Bajpai

16 Jun

Manoj Bajpai borned in Belwa a small village Narkatiaganj in West Champaran, Bihar. He completed his schooling from K R High school, Bettiah. He went for Graduation in Ramjas College, University of Delhi, also did theatre with Barry John. Manoj Bajpai was married to Bihar’s girl, whom he left after two months and came to Mumbai. in 2005, he married Neha (real name Shabana Raza), a Bollywood actress who worked in movies namely Kareeb, Fiza. They have baby girls together.

Manoj Bajpai got his first opportunity with a television serial aired on Doordarshan, Swaabhimaan. Bajpai also done a small role as a cop in Dastak movie. He shared the screen space with Mukul Dev and Sushmita Sen. He appeared in several small roles in films like Droh Kaal (1994), and Bandit Queen (1994), before getting a big break in 1998 film Satya directed by Ram Gopal Varma. His performance as Bhiku Mhatre won him several awards, as he portrayed the hotheaded and compassionate sides of this small-time gangster, with equal panache. His another important film where he played a dark character was Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra’s film Aks in 2001, which gave him many awards.

Manoj Bajpai’s work was also appreciated in films like Daud,Dil Par Mat le Yaar,Road,Sool, Zubeidaa (2001), Pinjar (2003) which earned him the National Film Award, Veer Zaara in 2004 and Rajneeti in 2010.
Veerendra Pratap the role of his character in the movie Raajneeti explains his magic and aura. Katrina Kaif touched the feet of actor Manoj Bajpai as a sign of respect following the premiere of Rajneeti. When Satya released some 12 years ago, Tabu had done the same thing, touching the thespian’s feet.

He is Awarded and nominated in
•    1999 won: Filmfare Award Best Actor – Critics’ Choice, Satya
•    1999 won: Star Screen Award Best Supporting Actor: Satya
•    1999 won: BFJA Best Actor: Shool
•    2000 won: National Film Award for Best Supporting Actor: Satya
•    2000 won: Filmfare Award Best Actor – Critics’ Choice: Shool
•    2000 won: Zee Cine Award Best Actor in a Supporting Role- Male: Shool
•    2002 won: Star Screen Award Best Villain: Aks
•    2002 Nominated: Filmfare Best Villain Award forAks
•    2003 won: Zee Cine Award for Best Actor in a Negative Role: Road
•    2003 Nominated: Filmfare Best Villain Award for Road
•    2004 won: National Film Award – Special Jury Award: Pinjar
•    2004:Nominated: Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award-LOC Kargil
•    2011:Nominated: Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award-Raajneeti

Films he act in
•    Tamanna (1997)
•    Daud: Fun on the Run (1997)
•    Satya (1998) … Bhiku Mahatre
•    Prema Kadha (1999)(Telugu)
•    Kaun (1999)
•    Shool (1999) … Inspector Samar Pratap Singh
•    Fiza (2000)
•    Dil Pe Mat Le Yaar (2000)
•    Ghaath (2000)
•    Zubeidaa (2001)
•    Aks (2001)
•    Road (2002)
•    Pinjar (2003)
•    LOC: Kargil (2003)
•    Hanan (2004)
•    Jaago (2004)
•    Veer-Zaara (2004)
•    Inteqam: The Perfect Game (2004)
•    Return to Rajapur (2005)
•    Bewafaa (2005)
•    Fareb (2005)
•    Happy (2006) Telugu film
•    1971 (2007)
•    Swami (2007)
•    Dus Kahaniyan (2007)
•    Money Hai Toh Honey Hai (2008)
•    Acid Factory (2008)
•    Jugaad (2009)
•    Jail (2009)
•    Komaram Puli (2010) Telugu film
•    Vedam (2010) Telugu film
•    Raajneeti (2010)
•    Dus Tola (2010)
•    Chittagong (2011)
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