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Tuesday, 04 December 2012 15:30

SURAJYA DEEKSHA PROGRAMME FROM 5-7 DECEMBER 2012

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Our freedom fighters and founding fathers made history by helping deliver ‘Swarajya’… it is time we stepped forward, stood on the right side of the unfolding history and help deliver ‘Surajya’ for our people.
Come and join to express your support for the cause and reaffirm your commitment to its reform goals.
  • Deeksha: 3-day fast by Surajya Steering Committee leaders led by Convener Dr. Jayaprakash Narayan (MLA)
  • Dates: 5th (10 AM) to 7th December, 2012
  • Venue: Surajya Deeksha Vedika, Dharna Chowk, near Indira Park, Hyderabad
  • Purpose: To raise citizens aspirations from freebies and subsidies to Right of quality of education, Right to basic service delivery, Right of preventive and curative health care, Right to quality of life, Right to equal opportunities and Right to Corruption Free & Ethical decentralised governance and politics..

SURAJYA CHARTER OF DEMANDS

Presented to the Government

 

I.Government must immediately create an independent, empowered and effective State Lokayukta institution for curbing widespread corruption at various levels. District Level Lokaadhikari should be an integral part of this Lokayukta.

II.Enact Citizen’s Right to Public Services legislation to guarantee timely and corruption-free services in all government offices. The government must also ensure: (a) Citizen’s Charters for every government office that compensate applicants for any delays and (b) the mandatory and proactive disclosure of public information by all public authorities as per the Sec 4.1(b) of Right to Information Act (RTI), 2005.

III.Ensure basic amenities through local governments: immediately conduct the long-delayed elections to our panchayats and municipalities and empower them as per the 73rd and 74thConstitutional amendments; at least 10% of the State budget must be directly transferred to these elected local governments for guaranteeing water and sanitation, roads, steady power supply in all our towns and villages.

IV.Guarantee quality health, education and opportunities for growth to enable everyone to live with dignity and self-respect by initiating fundamental reforms to our education, healthcare delivery systems and employment creation mechanisms.

V.India has signed and ratified the UN Convention Against Corruption (UNCAC). Therefore, the government must officially observe the International Anti-Corruption Day (December 9), on par with Women’s Day, Literacy Day, etc. It must ensure that all educational institutions, government offices and public authorities in the State take part in the anti-corruption day awareness generation and publicity programmes.

The government must also support the national-level efforts to reform our electoral system so that the curses of money-and-muscle power are eradicated.

 

Surajya Movement

Steering Committee

Dr.Jayaprakash Narayan (Convener)

Chennamaneni Rajeshwara Rao (Ex MLA)

M. Kodanda Reddy (Ex MLA)

Solipeta Ramachandra Reddy (Ex MP)

K Ramachandra Murthy (HMTV), advisor

Telakapally Ravi (advisor)

Chukka Ramaiah (MLC)

Prof. K Nageshwar (MLC)

S.S.Rajamouli (Film Director)

Tammareddy Bharadwaja (Indian film Producer and Director)

K Padmanabhaiah (Ex IAS)

Kaki Madhava Rao (Retd Chief Secretary of AP)

M. Padmanabha Reddy (Ex IFS, FGG)

K Srinivasa Reddy (IJU)

D. Somasundar (APUWJ)

Dr. Chelikani Rao (Resident’s Welfare Associations)

Ramakrishnam Raju (NAPM, UFRTI)

TL Narasimha Rao (Lok Satta)

Lakshmana Reddy (Jana Chaitanya Vedika)

Satyavani (Bharatiyam)

Mazher Hussain (COVA)

G.Pratibha Rao

D.V.V.S.Varma (Lok Satta)

Karthik Chandra

Padma

3rd December, 2012

Surajya Deeksha – December 5, 6, 7

Dharna Chowk, Hyderabad

To

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Sub: Surajya Deeksha (3-day fast) – invitation and appeal to express your party’s support - Reg

Dear………………………………………,

Surajya Movement for good governance was launched on ‘Quit India Day’ (August 9, 2012). Since then, it has steadily progressed into an inclusive and constructive people’s movement. It is a non-partisan reforms movement, rising above the fray of competitive politics. It has generated considerable public support for its primary goals: curbing corruption through an effective and empowered Lokayukta, guaranteeing citizen’s right to public services, empowering local governments for creating basic amenities at the grassroots, guaranteeing quality health, education and opportunities for growth to enable everyone to live with dignity and self-respect.

Surajya Movement has now spread to nearly every town and city.Round Tables discussions conducted in more than 90 locations brought together thousands of leading opinion makers, intellectuals, public representatives including party leaders, eminent jurists, freedom fighters, representatives of organizations of advocates, doctors, teachers, employees and other professionals, luminaries from the print, electronic media and film industry and dozens of civil society organizations. Tens of thousands of ordinary and middle-class citizens along with prominent individuals at the town, ward and colony levels were covered in Surajya Movement activities. Also, over one lakh students and youth along with hundreds of educational institutions have enthusiastically and voluntarily participated in demonstrations, pledges, marches and creative competitions. This movement will continue in various forms in the coming days.

A 3-Day Jana Chaitanya Deeksha will be undertaken by the Surajya movement leaders at Hyderabad:

Deeksha 3-day fast by Surajya Steering Committee leaders led by Convenor

Dr. Jayaprakash Narayan (MLA)

Dates : 5, 6 & 7 December, 2012

Venue : Surajya Deeksha Vedika, Dharna Chowk, near Indira Park, Hyderabad

We warmly invite you to visit Surajya Deeksha Vedika on 5th Dec (Wednesday) at 11.00AM to meet Surajya Movement leaders, express your support for the cause and reaffirm your commitment to its reform goals.

Your party leaders and workers are welcome to visit this Surajya Deeksha venue any day, between 11:00 AM and 4:00 PM as per convenience.

This 3-day Deeksha (fast) aims to focus the society’s attention on Surajya Charter of Demands (above) so that the government may respond positively and in time.

Our freedom fighters and founding fathers made history by helping deliver ‘Swarajya’… it is time we stepped forward, stood on the right side of the unfolding history and help deliver ‘Surajya’ for our people.

You can kindly be in touch with our colleague Sri Katari Srinivasa Rao (98660-74029) for further details.

With warm regards,

Dr. Jayaprakash Narayan

State Convener - Surajya Movement