Monday, August 23, 2010

Views by Col Raman on 22 Aug 2010 Rally

From: ramantn sarma
Sent: 22 August 2010 12:33
Cc: Core Group IESM; Rakesh Prasad Chaturvedi
Subject: Jantar Mantar 22 Aug 10

Dear Veterans,
A great show !! Ended with an insignificant event of our Supreme commander, as expected, not obliging to receive the medals. Never the less, the show to my mind has been modestly described by Col RPC, who estimated the strength to be around 1,500 to 1,800. Our compliments to him on his versatile coverage of the event.
I watched the 'Times Now' News at 9 pm, with the following banners streaking below:-
a. More than 5000 ESM assembled to deposit their Medals.
b. The ESM claimed that they were treated shabbily.
c. Angry about the Pay hike of the MsP.
d. Demanded OROP which has been promised time & again by various parties.
e. ESM were deprived of their legitimate rights
It showed Lt Gen Raj Kadyan, Maj Gen Satbir Singh, Maj Gen Jaini & a couple of other Veterans voicing their concern.
Not a single instance of unruly behaviour was reported by the media. Speaks volumes about the manner in which the Members of the Governing Body conducted this event.

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Where do we go from here is the next question. Do we have a Road Map to exploit this success?
What about the other popular Channels. 'Head Lines Today' was too busy in showing Sashi Tharoor's third innings in matrimony with the lady ( I do not know the number of her innings) who was responsible ( may be mutually) for his being de- throned from his ministerial pass time.
NDTV was busy with one of its mundane drawing room debates, about the middle class being non committal to the Nations progress. ... edited ...
CNN IBN was busy with ... edited ...
Veteran Raman

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