Saturday, August 14, 2010



Life does not consist only in the length of our existence on the earth but in the noble and heroic deeds we do.Mere breathing is not life.Life was not given for indolent contemplation and study of self,not for brooding over emotion of piety.Action and action alone determines our worth.We must understand that salvation lies in action;work alone is worship.For a life to worthy of bearing fruit; it should be lived in close alliance with reality.

The problems,challenges and awfully painful circumstances that have cropped up during these 63 years of our Independence testify to the fact that our system and policies have failed to mete out justice to the people of our country.There is an imperative need to re-structure our whole system and policies and we hope that with your active support and participation including regular feedback being provided by you will help us to achieve the desired results..

We must understand that the fruits of labour are sweeter than the gifts of fortune.The best life therefore is lived both in thoughts and deeds.A GENEROUS HEART,KIND SPEECH,A LIFE OF SERVICE & COMPASSION ARE THE THINGS WHICH RENEW HUMANITY..


Sajjan Raj Mehta

Friday, August 13, 2010

Protest against FDI in Retail Trade

Protest against FDI in Retail Trade

9th August- Democracy for Retail Trade

As you are well aware that the Union Government is planning a move to allow FDI in Retail and has recently issued a Discussion Paper on FDI in Retail which has mentioned to remove intermediaries i.e the traders, brokers,agents etc. who are in the chain from producer to consumer. This is very serious issue and will adversaly affect the trading community.

FKCCI is organising a Protest March & Demonstration on 9th August,2010 at GANDHI STATUTE,M.G.ROAD AT 3 PM..we also support this noble cause & request to the authorities to take care of the demands of trade and industry.

We trust that it will receive your immediate attention.

Thanking you. With regards

Sajjan Raj Mehta

Acute shortage pinches traders..deccan herald.14.8.10

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Power pangs: Generators expensive with hike in price of petroleum products
Acute shortage pinches traders
Chethan Kumar Bangalore, Aug 13, DHNS

For generation enwrapped by electronic machinery, equipment and gadgets life comes to standstill without power (electricity). Given the fast pace of life, city residents are more prone to frequent power cuts.

For Manoj who runs Ganesh Juice Centre on Cambridge Road in Ulsoor, power cut means loss of money, for home maker Brunda, in Malleswaram, it’s lost time and for Suresh, an internet cafe owner on M G Road, it’s both.

Plagued by shortage of power, Bangaloreans from all walks of life are caught in a fix with many hours of their day lost in the dark. Worries like education of children, interrupted cooking sessions, increase in criminal activity and unsafe neighbourhoods - the problems people attribute to shortage of power are many and varied in nature.

Manoj, for instance, says that with power cuts in the afternoons being a regular feature in Ulsoor over the last two months or so, he loses at least Rs 300-Rs 400 a day. “Most of my customers come during afternoon and with no power I cannot cater to all of them. Even with the generator I lose a lot of money.”

Households in different parts of the City are experiencing a terrible time in the dark. Nagamani, a homemaker with two children says: “Schools are not like earlier. My daughter has homework everyday and invariably the power goes off in the evening. So I have to keep her awake in the afternoon, during her sleep time.”

Speaking to Deccan Herald, a trader in Chickpet and Karnataka Hosiery and Garment Association past president Sajjan Raj Mehta said: “We understand the government has its limitations. But all we need is scientific way of conserving power and also generating more. Power cuts are not the only solutions.” Stating that this is casting a serious impact on traders, he said that the Association is contemplating submitting a representation to Governor H R Bhardwaj.

One question that is doing rounds in the City is why can’t the Opposition leaders give equal importance to the poor power situation in the State as they do to Reddys, if not more.

- Some residential areas like Hanumanthanagar are witnessing power cuts for 8-10 hrs a day.

- Four-five hours of shedding in the commercial area has become common

- With a hike in the prices of petroleum products, using generators is also an expensive affair for small traders & shop owners, also homes

- UPS has its own limitations. If the power cut is for more than two hours or so then it cannot supply power