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NEWS AND ANALYSIS:
AN IDEALIST APPEARS ON THE HORIZON, RIDING A $850m TELECOM MISSILE, TO CREATE A 'NEW WORLD ORDER!'
ANOTHER IDEALIST APPEARS ON THE HORIZON TO CREATE 'GLOBAL CITIZENSHIP' RIDING A $850m TELECOM MISSILE!
WANTS A NEW WORLD ORDER--A WORLD WITHOUT NATIONAL BOUNDARIES!
Everything has changed, but Politicians haven't.
How the first reference of the term 'Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam' originates in an ancient political science text 'Hitopadesha?' Take a guess. Sorry, You are wrong!
*States that United Nations Security Council shouldn't have veto powers!
AFTER CENTURIES OF FAILURE OF 'VASUDHAIVA KUTUMBAKAM' SUTRA (The Whole World is a family) AND ONE UNIVERSAL LANGUAGE, WILL THIS FLY?
NARENDRA DAMODARDAS MODI'S ASCEND TO POWER IN INDIA DECLARED AS AN ARRIVAL OF A LONG PREDICTED MESSIAH!
NEWS AND ANALYSIS:
On August 23, 2014, a dinner meeting was called by Dr.Bhupendra Kumar Modi, 65, at New York Millennium Hotel near the United Nations HQ in Manhattan.
The purpose of the meeting was to establish the New York Chapter of 'Global Citizen Forum' that is in existence since two years and the theme of this meeting was 'Global Citizen.'
In case, you are asking the question 'Modi,who?' then, just look at the Forbes Magazine's list of richest men in Singapore where he stands at #32.
An MBA from Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California (USC), his net worth, as of July, 2014, was $850 million.
Married to Veena, they have three children--a son Dilip and two daughters Divya and Ritika, both already married.
A citizen of Singapore since 2012, he heads an Indian conglomerate 'Spice Global', based in Singapore.He has lived in New York too,but now-a-days, lives in New Delhi, India.
Dr.Modi (he has been awarded a Ph.D., and D.litt degrees) has made his money in Telecom business.He and his father Rai Bahadur Gujarmal Modi, have also made money in Rubber and Tire business in India.
Can we proceed to the meeting, now?
The meeting was an amalgam of about 175 invited guests, some community leaders, present and former leaders of Overseas Friends of Bharatiya Janata Party (OFBJP), Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) leaders like Bhishma Agnihotri, former Ambassador-at large, to USA, who gave the keynote address, and several others including Anjali Pandya, Arish Sahani and Narain Kataria, etc..
Bhupendra Kumar Modi, who has established 'Global Citizen Forum' and has lived in New York for four years during 1990s, stressed following points, while giving this mantra to follow:' Have Wisdom, Courage and Compassion.'
*In the opening, he praised the Indian immigrants for having courage to go out of India and reside in distant cities of the world.Declaring that they were all Global Citizens, he said that there was not a single mega city in the world, where you wont find these Global Citizens.
*Technology has broken the barriers built by individual countries.
*2% of the Indians are out of the country.He lamented that Indian Government was not granting them Dual Citizenship and have offered an OCI card.He wanted India, to grant DUAL CITIZENSHIP to these migrants.
(Editor's Note: Indian Government is taking advantage of NRIs by appealing to their patriotism to get their money and expertise, but consistently refuses to grant dual citizenship under various excuses.
Indian Government wants to hide the fact that many developed and developing countries, like USA, Canada, UK, Australia, New Zealand, Israel, France, Ireland, Russia, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Brazil, Colombia, Mexico, Barbados, Philippines, to name a few, grant or accept dual citizenship.At the last count in 2009, there were 109 countries that permit dual citizenship For articles referencing Dual Citizenship, please go to the archives and write the keyword dual citizenship, without changing any settings of the dialogue box.
There is no reason why Dr.Modi, now a citizen of Singapore, cannot use his clout to convince Indian Government to grant dual citizenship), but Dr.Mody did not say anything about what he was going to do now to get Dual Citizenship.(As with any BJP/RSS/ or their sympathizer--leaders' meetings, there was no Question and Answer period, just the lecture)!
*Declaring that India is 'the software power and its capital of the World,' he narrated the talk he had with Ratan Tata who had said, 'I don't understand this software business, but the revenue that TSS group generates is one and a half times the revenue of the whole Tata Group!'
*Internet is changing the world, because you don't have to ask anyone for an answer.There are 4 Billion internet users in the world.
*Technology is moving so fast that when a student finishes 3rd year of a 4 year degree course, all he had learned in the last three years, will be obsolete.
UNITED NATIONS: POLITICIANS AND POWER STRUCTURE:
Everything has changed, but politicians haven't.
Criticizing the political structures that haven't changed while everything else has, he pounded the structure describing it ' as a main obstacle to Global Citizenship.'
*He said that as Global Cities have come into existence and as this trend towards mega cities continues, there is a need for Global Citizen Leaders.
* He wanted Innovators to come forward to solve the problems of India and the World.
*He was dreaming about a World with no national boundaries--using the phrase 'Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam'--The Whole World is a family.He reminded the audience of Swami Vivekananda addressing a (1893) Chicago gathering as 'my brothers and sisters.'
(Editor's Note:There were other dreamers who also wanted a New World Order, starting from an unkonwn Philosopher in India, who coined the word 'Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam' Whole World is a Family, to Karl Marx (5th May, 1818--14th March, 1883) who wanted the workers of the world to unite and capture power, to Peter Sellers, sitting on a throne in Casino Royale--a 1967 movie, and declaring that he wanted a world where dental care is free!, just to name a few.
By the way, the much used phrase 'Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam,' originates as a fable from the collection of animal stories in a book called 'Hitopadesha'--a political science textbook-- that dates back, at least to 1373 AD, rather than coined by any Hindu Philosopher.
In that story this sentence comes out from the mouth of a jackal who wants to deceive a deer, become his friend and to eat him later on! That much for 'Vasudhiaiva Kutumbakam; lovers)!
UNITED NATIONS: Security Council, its Powers and World Peace
He accused the security council of the United Nations for bringing wars rather than peace in the World as only certain Nations have been given veto powers.
He wanted the veto powers to be removed. (Editor;s Note: Adolph Hitler, Fuhrer of Germany, had criticized the League of Nations, a forerunner of the United Nations, as 'A League of Robbers,' while, at the another end of the spectrum, Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov, popularly know as Lenin (22nd April, 1870 --21st January, 1924), when asked as to how the power flows, had said, 'The power? Power flows from the barrel of a gun').
COMPETING WITH WORLD BANK:
*BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India and China) are challenging the dominance of the World Bank by the proposed establishment of a Bank with $100B in capital to give out loans.(The World Bank has collected from 188 subscribing countries a sum of 224B as capital and it borrows another 30B per year.
India is amongst the first five largest borrowers from WB).
ENTER, TATHAGAT, SHAKYMUNI GAUTAM, THE BUDDHA
Dr.Mody, who bears a strong connection with Buddhism, has also produced the Zee TV serial Buddha--The King of Kings in 2013 (a trailer was shown at the meeting, too).
*He praised Buddha and advised audience to cultivate compassion.
IN PRAISE OF NARENDRA MODI, THE PRIME MINISTER OF INDIA
Dinesh Agrawal, a BJP activist, glorified the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his office for Speed, Skill, and Service by giving two examples.
Even when the PM had not taken the oath of office, a person who had written to him on 21st May, 2014, about Solar Energy Project, got a reply on 29th May, to arrange for a meeting.
Another person who had written about an idea for purifying drinking water, got a reply in 3 days.
Mr.Agrawal mentioned that India needs innovative ideas and plans for Steel, Energy, Power, Agriculture and Infrastructure.
There was an attempt by speakers to paint Narendra Modi as an Avatar (incarnation) of Ramkrishna Paramahansa, Guru of Swami Vivekananda, as it was reportedly predicted by RP, that he will be born in North West India after 175 years and that 2011 was that year--off by 3 years!
Swami Chidananda Saraswati, president and spiritual head of the Parmarth Niketan Ashram in Rishikesh, India, did not address the meeting, but his retinue worked the audience and gave out pamphlets.
There is a GLOBAL CITIZEN FORUM 2014, on Oct 2nd and 3rd at Toronto, Canada with a very impressive list of speakers.
Illyas Quraishi of Desi Talk handled media relations.
Overseas India Press, Inc, 2014