Thursday, December 10, 2009

Mla Sandeep Naik Makes His Debut By Taking Up The Issue Of Gutkha In State Assembly

MLA Sandeep Naik made his debut at the winter session of the state assembly by taking up the issue of gutka in the state.

It maybe recalled that a raid was recently conducted by the Food and Drugs department at Vashi in which huge amount of gutkha, adulterated with magnesium carbonate along with adulterated tea was seized. Consuming Gutkha can be injurious to health as this may lead to dangerous disease like cancer, while tea is a common beverage of people. This issue was taken up by Airoli MLA Sandeep Naik in the recently held winter session of the state assembly. His concerns were taken cognizance by the State Minister for Food and Drug department Ramesh Bagwe. In the state assembly when this issue was taken up by MLA Sandeep Naik in the question hour session, Ramesh Bagwe assured that the racket of adulteration will be busted. He further informed that in the case, one has been arrested and action will be taken under the Food Adulteration Prohibition Act.

Mla Sandeep Naik Orders Administration To Make Playgrounds With Private Schools Available For Public Utility

In the weekly Standing Committee meeting, the subject of bettering conditions of all city playgrounds was taken up by members. Chairman of the committee MLA Sandeep Naik called for better planning and conduct of these sports.

During the weekly Standing Committee meet, member Sudhakar Sonawne in a motion of objection questioned why was NMMC schools sports being organized on playgrounds that were not developed and were not fit for students to play any sport. Sudhakar Sonawane was referring to the regional sports meet of NMMC schools that were organized in a private playground. He alleged that the playground in question has full of wild growth of shrubs at several places and there were no sheds for protection from the scorching sun leading to the conduct of sports meet in very inhuman condition. Standing Committee Chairman Sandeep Naik however pointed out that at times conducting sports meets on such undeveloped grounds underlines the need and draws attention of developing these grounds. He called for better planning and conduct of these sports.

Municipal Commissioner Vijay Nahata clarified that earlier the corporation had no sports officer. He added that he had initiated the appointment of a sports officer and all the grounds have been surveyed and a report submitted, according to which each ground will be taken up for development subject to availability of funds. The question is “why is NMMC organizing sports a private ground when NMMC has invested over Rss 3 Crores in the construction of its own stadium in CBD Belapur?” Shivram Patil drew attention to grabbing of playground land by educational institutes in the city. He called upon NMMC to take over these lands and develop the same to make it accessible to children of the city. MLA Sandeep Naik called upon the Commissioner to prepare a status report of playgrounds adjoining educational institutes and take over the same fro public utility. He said that in the last few years, there have been a rise in the number of sports tournaments being organized in the city, which is a good sign and added that there was a need to make someone accountable in this department.

Incidentally almost all lands adjoining private schools in the city are taken over by leaders and relatives of past and present legislators or ministers in the ruling Congress-NCP government, which would blunt the local municipal body’s intentions. Speaking to the media later, MLA Sandeep Naik reiterated his take on the subject.

Friday, November 27, 2009

Standing Committee Chairman Sandeep Naik Orders Administration To Issue No More Property Tax Chalans

Big Jolt To Sitting Nmmc Corporators – Standing Committee Chairman Orders Administration To Issue No More Property Tax Chalans Or Water Connections To Illegal Hutments
The week’s Standing Committee meet saw MLA and Chairman of the meeting Sandeep Naik passing a rather significant order to the administration. He has asked Commissioner Vijay Nahata to completely stop issuing property tax chalans to illegal settlements and do not give water connections to any hutments post his orders.

This is Standing Committee Chairman of NMMC and MLA Sandeep Naik not just holding the administration responsible for rise in encroachments but giving a diktat that can have far reaching implications on the local politicians counting on increasing slum hutments before municipal elections 2010 to secure their victory. The Chairman has said that if NMMC officials had not given water connection or property tax chalans to encroachments, the same could have been controlled. And in order to control them, the chairman passed the historic order banning the administration from issuing any property tax chalan or giving any water connections to illegal hutments and encroachments in Navi Mumbai. The subject was taken up by Shivram Patil during the weekly Standing Committee Meet. It was during this debate, that the Chairman passed this order. Speaking to the media later, MLA Sandeep Naik said that while Navi Mumbai was better off in comparison to neighboring city Mumbai, there still was a need to form a high power committee that would have representatives of all government bodies have a stake in Navi Mumbai.

As far as the continuous rise in encroachment and illegal hutments are concerned, MLA Sandeep Naik said that constructing a compound wall in such areas was the only solution. The Chairman also made some significant and easy-to-follow suggestions to Commissioner Vijay Nahata. He said that there was a need to make ward officers accountable in every ward and those wards that registered less number of increase in encroachments should be rewarded or promoted and inefficient ward officers could even be demoted. If the NMMC administration practices and follows the diktat and suggestions of the Chairman in true spirit, it could definitely regulate the increasing encroachments in the city. But the “if” here is a big one as municipal elections are round the corner and this is peak time for multiplication of illegal hutments by local corporators to secure their seats in Municipal Elections 2010. And this includes the ruling NCP corporators of NMMC as well.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Helpline Started By NMMC To Curb Malaria

After the NMMC Standing Committee Chairman Sandeep Naik directed the administration to conduct special drives to curb the spread of malaria and dengue, NMMC has started its preparations, said DMC of Public and Sanitation department Babasaheb Rajale.

Under its various drives to control malaria and dengue, NMMC has started a helpline number 27572250 where citizens can report cases of these diseases. With the unexpected rains, NMMC Standing Committee Chairman Sandeep Naik had asked the administration to initiate drives between Nov 15 to Dec 15 to control the spread of malaria and dengue. Under this, the department has also started additional fumigation activities. NMMC has also deployed 261 workers for its fogging activities.

Rising cases of malaria has definitely become a concern for the administration as this year, 1,637 cases of malaria have been reported.

Mla Sandeep Naik Inspects Quality Of Road At Thane Belapur Road

MLA Sandeep Naik paid a visit to inspect the work going on, on the Thane Belapur Road concretization work.

MLA Sandeep Naik visited the ongoing work at the Thane Belapur road to inspect the quality of work being done and the pace at which it was being done. Sandeep Naik’s visit started from Thane near Mukund Company. Sandeep Naik was accompanied by NMMC City Engineer Mohan Dagaonkar along with other NMMC officials. Sandeep Naik along with the officials walked down the road stretch crossing Airoli, Chinchpada, Ghansoli, Koperkhairane and then lastly at Mahape. During his visit, Sandeep Naik informed to the media that while the construction work of a three lane road in progress along with construction of flyovers, it was found that the work of moving very slowly. He said that paid a visit to check if the administration was having any obstacles in completing their work.

Sandeep Naik further inspected the potholes and patches and if it was duly filled by the contractor. He insisted that to ensure that quality work of being done, inspection was necessary. Speaking on maintaining the quality of roadwork being done, Sandeep Naik said that a third party inspection would also be invited. He added that they have proposed footover bridges for commuters who presently have no option to cross roads amidst heavy traffic to reach MIDC.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Beautification Of City Ponds Forms Main Discussion At Nmmc Standing Committee

The NMMC Standing Committee recently approved the revival of city ponds, which are reeling under pathetic conditions. In the meeting Standing Committee member Shivram Patil raised concern over the delayed work done by the administration to speed up the tender process for the beautification of the ponds.

The recent NMMC Standing Committee saw important discussions on the conditions of ponds in the city. Navi Mumbai boosts of many water bodies, which are found in nodes like Vashi, Turbhe, Ghansoli, Digha, Airoli and others. However, due to negligence over the years by the administration, these water bodies are dying a slow death. The beauty of the ponds are marred with immersions of religious idols which are still seen floating in the pond. There is dumping of debris and washing of clothes in the pond by the locals which has deteriorated the beauty of these water bodies. However, very soon these ponds will get a new lease of life as NMMC has decided to beautify the city ponds at an approximate cost of Rs 16 crores. This became the main topic of discussion in the NMMC Standing Committee meet where member Shivram Patil accused the administration of moving slowly on the tender process to beautify ponds. The administration has received funds from the MMRDA for the same. NMMC Standing Committee Chairman Sandeep Naik too urged the administration to bring in more proposals to beautify the city ponds. Presently only one proposal has been put forth by the NMMC administration.

The administration has been asked to bring in a presentation how the planning of the project which, would receives suggestions from the Standing Committee.
NMMC has already demarcated space in the pond where locals can wash their clothes. A wall is constructed to avoid the dirty water mixing in the pond. Even residents in the city have voiced concern over the deteriorating condition of ponds and said that there was an immediate need to restore them.

The tenders have been taken out and work orders would be given out by December, said the Commissioner.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

State Assembly Highlights

The maiden session of the newly-formed Maharashtra Assembly, which witnessed unruly scenes on the first day, ended with after the Speaker was elected. The winter session will begin on December 8 in Nagpur, was announced on the last. In our weekend bulletin today we bring to you all the highlights of the three days of the maiden session of the newly formed Maharashtra Assembly.
The maiden session of the newly-formed Maharashtra Assembly, which witnessed unruly scenes on the first day, ended with the Governor S C Jamir’s address. Here are the other highlights.
The maiden session of the newly-formed Maharashtra Assembly ended with the Governor S C Jamir’s address. The Governor addressed a joint sitting of the 12th legislature today. All the MLAs in the 288-member House were administered oath. The winter session will begin on December 8 in Nagpur, it was announced here.

State Excise and Non Conventional Energy Minister Ganesh Naik and Airoli MLA Sandeep Naik took oath in the assembly. The father-son duo arrived together for the first session of the new assembly at Vidhan Bhavan. Ganesh Naik took the oath with the other top Ministers of the state. On the other hand MLA Sandeep Naik took oath post lunch.

Young MLAs, from whom there are sky high expectations, chose to remain silent learners in their debut session. From Amit Deshmukh Praniti Shinde to Prashant Thakur and Sandeep Naik all followed the same strategy. Airoli MLA Sandeep Naik voiced confidence of that the team of young MLAs and senior would spell progress for the state.

Airoli Mla Sandeep Naik Thank Voters

The Navi Mumbai NCP had held a meet at the grounds of RAF Naik School in Koperkhairane to thank all the voters who voted in the state assembly elections.

The meet held by the NCP party at the RAF Naik grounds in Koperkhairane received massive response from the people. The meet was held to thank all the voters who voted in the state assembly elections. Addressing the crowd, Airoli MLA Sandeep Naik said that a lot of hurdle and obstacles was faced in the state assembly elections with the all the opposing parties coming together, but the voters voted for development. He added that his responsibilities towards the people had increased after becoming the MLA, but he would not work as an MLA but as a party worker of the NCP.

He further thanked the voters for voting for him. Later on, Belapur MLA Ganesh Naik addressing the present stated that the voters had rejected money power in Belapur and hooliganism in Airoli and voted for them. He further expressed distress over his opposition. He assured 4 FSI for slum dwellers and 2.5 FSI for CIDCO dilapidated buildings. Also present in the meet was Thane MP Dr. Sanjeev Naik, MLA Shashikant Shinde, Mathadi Leader Narendra Patil, Mayor Anjani Bhoir and others.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Belapur Mla Ganesh Naik And Airoli Mla Sandeep Naik Take Oath In The First Session Of The New Assembly

As the 288 members of the state assembly took oath, MLAs from Navi Mumbai – State Excise and Non Conventional Energy Minister Ganesh Naik and Airoli MLA Sandeep Naik taking the oath. Take a look.

In the midst of all political drama State Excise and Non Conventional Energy Minister Ganesh Naik and Airoli MLA Sandeep Naik took oath in the assembly. The father-son duo arrived together for the first session of the new assembly at Vidhan Bhavan. Ganesh Naik took the oath with the other top Ministers of the state. On the other hand MLA Sandeep Naik took oath post lunch.

This time NCP Supremo Sharad Pawar had given Ganesh Naik two plum portfolios. In contrast to the controversial Environment Dept., this time Sharad Pawar had given Ganesh Naik Excise and Non Conventional Energy that includes working on policies that can have far reaching impact on the energy resources of the state. With Ganesh Naik inducted as Minister in the state cabinet, his elder son Dr. Sanjeev Naik sitting in Delhi and younger son a MLA colleague, the expectations from this tenure of Ganesh Naik for the state and Navi Mumbai is sky high.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

CIVIC BODY aims to complete A STRING OF LONG pending jobs Within THE NEXT three months

Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation aims to accomplish several unfinished projects and public works within the next three months, before the code of conduct for the corporation elections scheduled in early 2010, comes into effect.
During the Standing Committee meeting held on Thursday, the group, led by newly-elected MLA and standing committee chief, Sandeep Naik, highlighted several health related issues and urged the civic officials to work on them more rigorously. "Normally in October and November, the number of dengue and malaria cases typically rises, but we are adopting better measures to handle the prevention of the disease as well as its treatment this year. The concerned department will conduct more fumigation and cleanliness drives over the next one month to control the spread of disease as well as look into medical facilities and increase them if need be," stated Naik.
Another key priority for the civic body will be to provide 24x7 water to the city as early as possible. "Morbe Dam, which is the main source of water for Navi Mumbai has a capacity of 450mld, but currently we are taking only 320mld. Our efforts will be to supply entire 450mld to the people of Navi Mumbai. As of now, NMMC is already giving 24 hours water supply in some parts of city, but we will try to cover the remaining areas by the end of the next quarter," added Naik.
The civic body's list of works is clearly defined for the next quarter. "From improving the corporation's co-ordination with other state government companies like MTNL and CIDCO, to simultaneously working on the corporation's inter-department co-ordination, it is all going to be part of the new initiative, spearheaded by the standing committee, and executed by the civic administration.
On his part, Municipal Commissioner Vijay Nahata said that the corporation's team will work overtime to curb the mosquito menace in the city and ensure that the cases of malaria and dengue are kept under control.
DNA News

Monday, November 9, 2009

NMMC has issued notices and if the societies continue to waste water

MLA Sandeep Naik had reiterated this during the weekly Standing Committee meeting when the subject of 24 hours water supply from Morbe Dam was raised by a member. When the proposal of laying additional pipelines from Morbe Dam came for approval, Sandeep Naik said that Navi Mumbai was lucky that it is getting regular water supply and is working towards 24 hours when neighboring cities like Mumbai and Thane, though being rich corporations could not even dream of this as they failed to plan anything like this for their cities.

The NMMC was charging residents only Rs. 4.75 per unit as water charge while the difference of Rs. 3.25 is being borne by NMMC. This is a financial burden and even then there is continuous wastage of water by big housing societies. That’s why NMMC has issued notices and if the societies continue to waste water, NMMC will register serious charges against them.

The action will include collecting penalty or even disconnecting water supply to erring housing societies. The administration is also using the help of advertisements to create awareness on this front. We also tried to gauge the response of tax paying citizens on this initiative of NMMC and will it benefit.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

A Truly people’s victory

Success of belief in vision and reality of progress & development ignoring the divisive issues of caste creed, religion & region.
DNA News.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Proving All Critics Wrong – It’s Again Ganesh Naik The Badshah Of Navi Mumbai

Dynastic rule was made the single biggest allegation against the Naik family in these assembly elections. Every candidate made this an issue to attack Ganesh Naik and Sandeep Naik’s candidature appealing voters to vote against them. But the voters have given a fitting reply to these allegations said Ganesh Naik after the results were announced as he once again established that he is the badshah of Navi Mumbai.

With Dr. Sanjeev Naik having been given the parliamentary candidature from Thane Lok Sabha constituency, the allegations of dynastic rule by the Naik family had begun. And when Sandeep Naik’s candidature was announced from Airoli, the opposition made dynastic rule of the Naik family a poll issue. So much so that the Congress corporators united and resigned from the party naming the past district Chief Namdeo Bhagat as the Congress rebel candidate against Ganesh Naik in Belapur constituency and Vasant Mhatre as the Congress rebel candidate from Airoli constituency. But the rebel factor seems to have had no impact on the electoral results as NCP candidates won with a comfortable lead in both Airoli and Belapur constituency. When the media posed this question to Ganesh Naik, he said that he has never criticized the act of the Congress rebel even during the elections.

On the questions of allegations of dynastic rule, he said that the voters of Navi Mumbai have given a fitting reply to these allegations by voting for progress and development. Ganesh Naik also shared with the media his immediate priorities for his constituency. Ganesh Naik thanked voters for continuing to support progressive thoughts and stable leadership. There were so many allegations of dynastic rule, criticism and rebel factor against Ganesh Naik in Navi Mumbai during these elections but the results have established again that Ganesh Naik is indeed the badshah of Navi Mumbai politics and the citizens’ first choice for their leadership.

Airoli Mla Sandeep Naik Pays Gratitude For Voters Support And Faith

During the last public rally, Sandeep Naik had appealed to voters to show the same trust in him that the voters had shown in his father Ganesh Naik and brother MP Dr. Sanjeev Naik. And the statement seems to have appealed with the voters who have elected Sandeep Naik as their MLA from Airoli constituency.

This appeal of the young and dynamic NCP candidate from Airoli seems to have appealed to voters of Airoli constituency all the way to polling booths. Sandeep Naik stands for the third generation leaders of the Naik family. He is progressive, dynamic and provided good governance as Standing Committee Chairman of NMMC for almost three consecutive years. He represents that breed of young politicians who know what they are saying – the breed that is sensible, make intelligent talks and then walks their talks. As Standing Committee Chairman of NMMC, Sandeep Naik earned the reputation of taking courageous decisions. His work and popular drive of “Chairman at your Doorsteps” helped Sandeep Naik meet people across Navi Mumbai, from posh localities to the dusty roads of gaonthan and slum settlements around the city. Throughout he earnestly tried to solve civic problems. His work had impressed the party leadership of NCP so much that despite opposition, Sandeep Naik was given candidature from Airoli constituency.

And indeed Sandeep Naik lived upto the faith shown on him as he won the elections from Airoli constituency with a margin of 11957. Post his victory, Sandeep Naik said that his priority would be public work in Airoli. He also thanked voters for showing the same faith in him that they have shown in Ganesh Naik and MP Dr. Sanjeev Naik.

Ganesh Naik Wins From Belapur And Sandeep Naik From Airoli

NCP Congress Belapur candidate Ganesh Naik beat his nearest poll rival BJP-Shiv Sena’s Candidateds with a margin of 12, 873 while Sandeep Naik has won from Airoli constituency with a margin of 11, 957.

Navi Mumbai does not want change – the voters have voted for continuity and progress – continuity of Ganesh Naik’s leadership in Navi Mumbai and his progressive thoughts. And this time voters have not just shown belief in Ganesh Naik’s leadership but have extended their faith to his son Sandeep Naik – the Congress-NCP candidate from Airoli constituency as well as both the father-son are the voters choice of MLA from Belapur and Airoli constituency. As the counting for the Belapur constituency began from 8 am at the counting center at Vashi, Ganesh Naik’s lead just kept increasing in every round. By the time the 22 rounds of counting ended, NCP-Congress candidate Ganesh Naik secured 59, 685 votes as against his nearest poll rival BJP-Shiv Sena candidate Suresh Haware’s 46812 votes, giving Ganesh Naik a victory with a margin of 12873 votes.

Speaking to the media post his victory, Ganesh Naik said that the voters of Navi Mumbai have proven that he is after all the people’s candidate. On the other hand all did not seem well in the Airoli constituency when the voting began.

Only when counting of votes began from Koperkhairane and reached to sectors of Vashi and Turbhe, did Sandeep Naik winner with a lead of 11957 votes. The total votes that Sandeep Naik garnered were 79075 as against the 67118 garnered by Shivsena condidate. Post his victory, Sandeep Naik thanked voters who showed confidence in the party leadership of NCP.

The tradition of secularism & communal harmony is the hallmark of the Naik family & it is being followed generation to generation. After the Lok Sabha elections, the state assembly elections had become the biggest challenge for the first family of Navi Mumbai. And neither the change mantra, nor dynastic rule or Congress rebels could change the results that have proven that the support to the Naik family is as heady and strong even now as it has been for 4 decades. Indeed Navi Mumbai's love affair with the Naik family continues.

Father-son duo clean sweep in Navi Mumbai

IT WAS a clean sweep for the Nationalist Congress Party in Navi Mumbai with the father-son duo of Ganesh Naik and Sandeep Naik emerging victorious in Belapur and Airoli, the two Assembly constituencies in the satellite city.
While it was a smooth ride for three-term MLA and state excise, labour and environment minister Ganesh Naik against BJP's Suresh Haware, son Sandeep Naik faced nervous moments as Shiv Sena's Vijay Chougule steadily garnered more votes in the initial phase of the counting. Despite having lost to Sandeep's brother Sanjeev Naik in the Thane constituency in the recent Lok Sabha elections by over 40,000 votes, the Shiv Sena-BJP alliance had again fielded Airoli corporator Chougule to challenge the Naik supremacy.
In what seemed like a neck-to-neck fight in the first 15 rounds of counting, the battle tilted heavily in favour of NMMC standing committee chairman Sandeep Naik. In the remaining eight rounds towards the end, Chougule suffered serious setbacks in Bonkode, Kopar Khairne and large parts of Vashi.
Chougule, at one point, saw a lead of 2200 votes against Naik when votes from Airoli were being counted. In the end, however, out of the total of 1, 57,751 valid votes cast in the constituency, Naik got a lead of 11,957 votes. Naik got 79,075 votes while Chougule managed 67,118.
When asked the reason for not securing a good number of votes from Airoli, Sandeep said, "All party workers have worked equally hard in all places. It is just natural that some people have a stronghold in certain areas. But since a majority of voters have shown trust in me, I will try to win over the rest of them too," Sandeep said.
Chougule, a former right hand man of Ganesh Naik left the party to rejoin Shiv Sena in 2007.

Naiks sweep Navi Mumbai

( ) I have always been the people's candidate. Our victory proves that people identify with the ideals of Sharad Pawar and Sonia Gandhi and... have lots of affection for us.
GANESH NAIK (60, NCP), five-time MLA, whose son has now won his first Assembly election

It's official. The Naiks rule Navi Mumbai.
Not only is 60-year-old Nationalist Congress Party leader Ganesh Naik back for a fifth term as MLA, this time he has son Sandeep (31) in tow.
Naik, a minister with three portfolios in the outgoing government, beat his nearest rival -- top builder but political novice Suresh Haware (53) of the BJP --by over 12,000 votes in Belapur.
Son Sandeep, a corporator since 2005, defeated Naik loyalist-turned-arch rival Vijay Chougule (47) in Airoli by 11,907 votes.
"I have always been the people's candidate and they have once again proved it," said Naik.
"Our victory proves that people identify with the ideals of Sharad Pawar and Sonia Gandhi and, at the local level, they have lots of affection for us."
Added Sandeep: "This victory is a vote for progress, secularism and peace."
Thursday's twin victories, combined with the fact that elder son Sanjeev (37) -- a former Navi Mumbai mayor -won a Thane Parliamentary seat in the national election held earlier this year, will boost Naik's status further within the NCP and cement the region's status as a family bastion.
The father-son duo successfully battled anti-incumbency, the emergence of the MNS and rebels candidates from the NCP and alliance partner Congress -- local Congress president Namdeo Bhagat (46) jumped into the fray as an Independent after he lost his ticket in seatsharing negotiations. The Naiks' main poll plank was development, with father and son repeatedly citing the Morbe Dam as a major achievement and promising more along the same lines.
The purchase of Morbe has made the Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation -- where the NCP is in power too -- the first in the country to own its own dam.
With the pipelines ready, Navi Mumbai is now all set to receive 24x7 water supply, beating even neighbouring megalopolis Mumbai in this respect.
Other much-touted achievements include the 14-km ThaneBelapur Road Project, the only highway in the state on which no toll is levied, and the introduction of Volvo and CNG buses for public transport.
The NMMC is also planning to earn carbon credit by reducing methane gas emissions and converting garbage into fuel and fertiliser.
As for the future, the Naiks have promised an independent power generation project to ensure 24-hour power supply to the city.
Other promises include more vertical growth, especially for dilapidated buildings and no increase in taxes.
Hindustan times news

Navi Mumbai puts faith in Ganesh Naiks

Thane district Guardian Minister and Nationalist Congress Party's (NCP) candidate Ganesh Naik retained his Belapur seat registering 59,685 of the total 1,46,342 votes cast during October 13 assembly polls. Shiv Sena-BJP's joint candidate Suresh Haware, who was expected to give a tough fight to the NCP heavyweight, garnered 46,812 votes, while Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) candidate Rajendra Mahale and independent contestant Namdeo Rama Bhagat bagged 19,569 and 14,516 votes respectively.
Naik maintained lead over other candidates right from the first round of the counting, held at Vashi's Sacred Heart School on Thursday. The veteran leader registered 429 more votes than Haware who received 2,222 votes in the first round. The initial two rounds saw Naik and Haware competing closely, but from the fifth round, the gap between the votes bagged by the two widened with Naik getting 3327 votes and the builder-turned-politician scoring 1,429 votes at the end of the round. By seventh round, Naik's lead soared by 6,418 and after 14th round he was 9,619 votes ahead and continued the rally till the final 23rd round.
Though, Naik enjoys strong voters base in Belapur, entry of the renowned builder Haware into politics around six months ago had led to few uncertainties in the constituency as the BJP along with ally Shiv Sena, ensured the saffron alliance left no stone unturned to see Naik's defeat. Besides, the last minute rebel by Bhagat and other city Congress corporators triggered speculations whether Naik would be able to make it to the House for the fourth term.
Bhagat, was expected to eat into maximum of Naik's votes, but that could not be seen happening for the ex-Navi Mumbai Congress chief. On the other hand, MNS's Rajendra (Pappu) Mahale receiving votes close to 20,000, is considered as the crucial factor behind BJP-Sena losing the seat.
"The victory is due to the love and faith people of Navi Mumbai have in me. People have elected me because of the hard work put by me and our activists for the city through corporation and other channels," said an elated Ganesh Naik. When asked whether the lead he took was up to the expectations, he said, "For me winning the election is more important. If the lead is not as per the expectation, then it's because of the non co-operation by some of the city Congressmen. However, we are happy with whatever support we received from others in the Congress party."
DNA news

Three cheers to the first family

After elder son Sanjeev Naik wins parliamentary polls, Ganesh Naik and younger son Sandeep make it to the Assembly

By clinching both the assembly seats from the city, Airoli and Belapur, the Naiks underlined their supremacy in Navi Mumbai politics on Thursday. Minister in the incumbent Ashok Chavan cabinet and sitting Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) MLA, Ganesh Naik, retained his Belapur seat by overcoming tough challenges put up by Shiv Sena-BJP candidate Suresh Haware and other assembly aspirants, while his younger son Sandeep surpassed Navi Mumbai Shiv Sena chief Vijay Chauguley in Airoli. Ganesh Naik's elder son Sanjeev is already a MP from Thane.
"Ganesh Naik has put 40 years of his life for the wellbeing of Navi Mumbai. His two sons are also working for the development of the satellite city 24X7. During campaigning, the NCP was accused of indulging into dynastic politics as Sanjeev is already representing Thane Lok Sabha seat and Ganesh Naik and Sandeep were contesting from Belapur and Airoli respectively. But the charges levelled by our opponents did not fruition as seen from the two wins," said Deputy Mayor and NCP leader Shashikant Birajdar.
He further said, "The victories by Naiks was, in fact, of all those who believe in secular ideology since people speaking different languages and hailing from all the castes and religions elected him as their leader once again. Naiks are idols for all party activists working at the grassroots level."
"Our opponents in Airoli and Belapur tried to woo voters by using money and muscle power, but the work by Naiks and their popularity sailed through all odds," the Deputy Mayor accused. The NCP though is not pleased with the low margin with which Ganesh Naik bagged the seat considering the thumping victory he had registered in the 2004 legislative assembly polls.
Birajdar said, "Winning is important for us, but as a party unit, we are not pleased with the low margin. It is high time we take corrective measures as we have worked really hard in every nook of the city, but could garner low votes in both the seats. It definitely is not a matter of pride for us. We will work harder so that we don't land in trouble during the municipal elections to be held over next few months."
DNA news

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Airoli Constituency Candidate Sandeep Naik ,Cast Their Vote

Congress – NCP Airoli candidate Sandeep Naik cast his vote from the Airoli constituency with his father and mentor Ganesh Naik and the entire Naik family at R F Naik School at Koperkhairane.

If there is any candidate who seemed to have gone on a spree of seeking blessings of the God AlMighty before casting his vote and beginning the V-Day it was Sandeep Naik. The dynamic youth candidate from Airoli started his day with a series of visits to religious places, first from the home of a well wisher and then at Bhavkeshlwar Temple.

From Bhavkaleshwar Temple, Sandeep Naik headed to Shaneeswar Temple at Nerul. After Shaneeswar Temple, Sandeep Naik stopped at the Durgah at Bonkode village. And after seeking blessings, Sandeep Naik arrived at R F Naik where he cast his vote in the presence of his father Ganesh Naik, brother MP Dr. Sanjeev Naik and other members of the Naik family. His brother MP Dr. Sanjeev Naik after the family caste their vote. Though this is Sandeep Naik’s first assembly elections, his seasoned style of being a youth politician has already earned him a lot of admiration of the party leadership and public. Beyond any doubt, Sandeep Naik belongs to that young brigade of politicians who hold a promising and progressive future for the state of Maharashtra.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Sandeep Naik said, ”Residents of Navi Mumbai should vote for the candidate who is educated, dedicated and cultured.”

The day-long campaigning, rallies and public meetings have come to an end and the fate of those contesting from Belapur and Airoli assembly constituencies is now in the hands of over six lakh voters who will exercise their franchise on Tuesday. Apart from the above candidates, eight more candidates are in the fray. Since the number of candidates is more, the voter turnout will have a direct bearing on the final result. On the other hand, Airoli constituency NCP-Congress alliance's candidate Sandeep Naik Sand, "Residents of Navi Mumbai should vote for the candidate who is educated, dedicated and cultured.”

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Matang Community Announces Support To Ncp-congress Alliance

Rashtriya Bhujan Paksh, Akhil Bhartiya Matang Samaj declared its support to NCP-Congress alliance candidates from Belapur and Airoli Ganesh Naik and Sandeep Naik.

Even after 61 years of Independence, the members of the Matang community have lived an underprivileged life. They have been struggling for equal status and rights in the society but the government have always eluded their aspirations. Perhaps seeing a ray of hope to in the form of NCP, the community has decided to pledge their support to the NCP-Congress alliance candidates from Belapur and Airoli Ganesh Naik and Sandeep Naik. The community’s National President Babasaheb Gople appealed to his community to vote for the NCP-Congress alliance.

In the Thane district, the Matang community constitutes 5 lakh of the population and if this number is converted into votes then the NCP candidates do hold an upper hand in the state assembly elections.
NMTV News.

Congress-NCP Belapur candidate Ganesh Naik and Congress-NCP Airoli candidate Sandeep Naik Pay Visit To Apmc Market At Vashi To Garner Votes

Congress-NCP Belapur candidate Ganesh Naik and Congress-NCP Airoli candidate Sandeep Naik met the Mathadi workers at the onion and potato market and grain market in APMC, Vashi.

The NCP continued its election campaign this time at APMC Vashi where Congress-NCP Belapur candidate Ganesh Naik and Congress-NCP Airoli candidate Sandeep Naik met the Mathadi workers in APMC. The rally began from the onion potato market where the candidates addressed and the crowd and got to know their issues.

The Mathadi workers and Mathadi leader Narendra Patil openly expressed their support towards the NCP candidates. From the onion potato market, the NCP candidates headed towards the grain market where they received a huge response of supporters.
NMTV News.

Safety, Security, Peace And Harmony To Airoli – The Crime Capital Of Navi Mumbai Is My Top Priority – Says Congress-ncp Airoli Candidate Sandeep Naik

Amidst thousands of party workers and supporters, former Dy. Chief Minister and NCP State Chief R R Patil arrived in Airoli to campaign for Congress NCP candidates from Airoli and Belapur Sandeep Naik and Ganesh Naik. Addressing such a huge rally in front of senior party leaders for the first time, Sandeep Naik stole the show as the dynamic youth candidate promised safety, security, peace and harmony by making the city terror free as his priority.

Addressing his first rally of this magnitude, Sandeep Naik was a picture of confidence and determination as he said the right things and made the right promises. The Congress-NCP candidate from Airoli spoke of making Navi Mumbai terror free, which attains significance since he is contesting from Airoli – a constituency that has the notorious identity of being called the crime capital of Navi Mumbai. Over the years, murders, thefts, gang shoot outs like incidents have made people of Airoli live in an insecure and fear – filled atmosphere. Senior journalist Vikas Mahadik says that it was after NMMC was established that the greed for political power brought out the worst crimes in the city.

In the past, citizens of Airoli have often voiced this fear. Hearing these residents of Airoli, it’s not difficult to assess what residents of Airoli expect from their candidate in these elections and perhaps that’s why Sandeep Naik promises safety, security, peace and harmony to Airoli since the official contest began post the nomination filing ceremony as well. Besides his promise of making Airoli terror-free, Sandeep Naik’s fiery speech during R R Patil’s visit also touched upon the achievements of the ruling NCP in NMMC – from Morbe Dam, to providing municipal services and amenities to slums, villages and city settlements, school vision and making 100 beds hospital in Nerul and Airoli. On a secular note, he spoke of how his father Ganesh Naik has always taught them to practice the religion of humanity.

On the other hand, Congress-NCP Belapur candidate Ganesh Naik spoke of the lead the secular alliance got in Navi Mumbai during the parliamentary polls early this year and spoke of ensuring a 25, 000 plus victory in both Airoli and Belapur this time round.

The manifestoes of the Congress-NCP candidates from Navi Mumbai were also released on the occasion at the hands of R R Patil. Another significant highlight of the event was that scores of Shiv Sainiks and Manse party workers officially entered the NCP on the occasion. The prominent entrants were Shivram Patil and Anita Patil who have defected from the Shiv Sena to join the NCP, Mohan Madhvi and former corporator Nandu Chauhan.
State NCP Chief R R Patil said that the massive numbers present in the rally should replicate in the victory margin of the candidates.

R R Patil was all praises of both Ganesh Naik and Sandeep Naik. The leader spoke of the qualities of Sandeep Naik that makes him a promising contributor to the future of Maharashtra and its progress. He also praised the leadership of Ganesh Naik. He appealed to voters to vote for authorized candidates of all parties. R R Patil also stressed on the need of voters electing candidate with a good track record. Addressing the media after the event, R R Patil reiterated the reason why the party had given candidature to Sandeep Naik from Airoli.

And on the question of rebels, R R Patil hit out at them stating that people who do not stay loyal to their parties who give them an identity, name and fame can never be loyal with the public either. R R Patil voiced confidence that the secular alliance will come back to power in Maharashtra with a thumping majority. Sandeep Naik powerful speech, Ganesh Naik’s public appeal and R R Patil’s confidence in the party’s candidates has positively fine tuned the election fever and injected enthusiasm in NCP party workers ahead of elections.

Till date there has been no leader who has taken up the challenge of combating terror and crime that plagues the crime capital of Navi Mumbai – Airoli. But now voters are convinced that in Sandeep Naik there perhaps is the hope and surety of attaining safety, security, peace and harmony in Airoli.
NMTV News.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Sandeep Naik - fairest & cleanest record

Background and profile
• Well educated (Graduated) with course MBA
• Son of minister Ganesh Naik
• Corporator from ward 39
• Elected chairman of Standing committee for three years
Clean Background
Notable work done
Work done during tenure as Corporator
• Best budget for two consecutive years
• Transformed villages of satellite city
• Took futuristic decisions
• Underground wiring of electrical cable in villages condominium work done
• School infrastructure work for 51 schools.
• Setup of sailing club for youth
• Conducting Sports and cultural eventsat mega scale science past 15 years
Personal starengh
• Known for his planning , organizing and good communication skills.
• Good relations with all communitiesand sections of the society
• Known for his good character
• Tech- savvy
• Well travelled around the world
• Study visits abroad
Elective merit
• Proven work
• Well educated
• Young and dynamic
• Visionary and futuristic
• Support of all communities
• Party Ideology
Secular, work with all communities together
DNA news

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Congress-ncp Airoli Candidate Sandeep Naik’s “chairman At Your Doorstep” Drive Makes Him A Popular Candidate Among Voters

NMMC Standing Committee Chairman Sandeep Naik has a long list of public work that he executed as chief of the NMMC Standing Committee. As he runs for elections as the Congress-NCP candidate from Airoli, he shared with us some major projects of NMMC that give him a sense of satisfaction.

Sandeep Naik, as Chairman of the NMMC Standing Committee to his credit has various projects that he successfully executed in NMMC besides inculcating a culture in NMMC administration to bring about a change in municipal functionary. He directed the civic body to plan and execute major projects from Morbe Dam, to Thane Belapur Road to even beautification projects and more. Over two and half years of being the Chairman of NMMC Standing Committee, Sandeep Naik set an exemplary example of a relationship of mutual trust and respect between bureaucracy and the elected representatives. Quality and professionalism are his mantra for civic works. And this has earned his respect and admiration of not just the public but even the Congress (Show Sonia Gandhi) and NCP (Show Sharad Pawar) high commands who chose him as the secular candidate from Airoli constituency.
The Airoli candidate also shared with us his experience of working at grass roots through his drive that is popularly known as “Chairman at Your Doorsteps”. Beyond any doubt, Sandeep Naik’s work as Chairman of Standing Committee and specifically his successful attempt to reach out to voters through “Chairman at Your Doorsteps” drive has made him a popular candidate among voters in these elections.

NCP Airoli Candidate Sandeep Naik Rallies At Vashi

Congress-NCP Airoli candidate Sandeep Naik continued is election rally from Kopri village to sector 28, 29 and 14 of Vashi to meet the residents. With the elections just a few days away, Sandeep Naik was seen alone campaigning in these sectors. Present along with him was his uncle Dyaneshwar Naik. Sandeep Naik said that it was a great response that they received from supporters during the rally. He said that there agenda and mission was to convert Navi Mumbai into a world class city which they were confident of doing.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Thane Belapur Highway Project nearing completion

The Thane-Belapur highway is the only six lane concretised highway in the country on which toll is not levied. Yet, there has been no compromise on the standard and quality of construction of the highway The quality of construction of this highway was proved when despite the diversion of Mumbra highway traffic to this road, the additional load did not have any effect on it. To ensure long lasting quality of work, NMMC Standing Committee chairman Sandeep Naik himself inspected the road work regularly and issued orders accordingly to NMMC officials. This has resulted in top quality work on the road that is shining today It is Shri Ganesh Naik's huge contribution to the progress and development of Navi Mumbai that has earned him the sobriquet of the city's architect. The settlers in the region while driving on this road experience the fruits of such strong and inspiring leadership in the city Shri Ganesh Naik, by ensuring a toll free highway in his constituency has earned loads of appreciation from the residents of Navi Mumbai and Thane.
To prevent accidents at pedestrian crossings in Rabale, Ghansoli and Kopar Khairane and to ensure smooth flow of traffic, work on four flyovers in the reglon was taken up. That work is in its final stages now Twin directional street lights on the 14 km highway, dense greenery, flyovers and foot over bridges at crossings, the magnificent corporate buildings along the road, the competing Thane-Belapur local trains will all make a drive on the road seem as an exhilarating journey in a foreign locale.
Hindutan times

Kerala community gives their community support to congress-NCP candidates from Ganesh Naik and Sandeep Naik

NCP South Indian Cell held a meet at Kerala Bhavan, which was presided over by Congress-NCP Belapur candidate Ganesh Naik and Congress-NCP Airoli candidate Sandeep Naik. The Malayali community has always been with NCP because his mantra is Live and Let live, said Ganesh Naik.

The NCP South Indian Cell of Navi Mumbai held a meeting with the members of the Kerala community. The meet was presided over by Congress-NCP Belapur candidate Ganesh Naik and Congress-NCP Airoli candidate Sandeep Naik. During the meet, the members of the NCP South Indian Cell appealed to those present to come out on October 13 and caste their right to vote. With the secular stance that Ganesh Naik has always taken during his entire political life, he has become more of a savior for the each and every community. Speaking to the media, he stressed on this point and said that he always believed that Live and Let live.

President of South Indian Cell of Maharashtra Bhupesh Babu was also present during the event. Like any other community even for the malayali community, Ganesh Naik is a guardian and secular leader beyond compare. Members of the community expressed the same to us after their meeting with Ganesh Naik.

NMMT’S AC Volvo buses –a refreshing change to the old dilapidated buses

In what could be called a historical achievement for NMMT, the transport body started AC bus services on the Belapur-Bandra route. To get a feel of this bus and know the response of the commuters, Sana Warsia traveled from this new bus to Bandra. And what they received was an overwhelming response with the commuters saying that NMMT’s AC bus service was definitely the best.

As passenger comfort becomes an ever-higher priority, Navi Mumbai Municipal Transport commenced its air-conditioned bus services between Navi Mumbai and Bandra. Despite facing stiff resistance from the BEST for starting air-conditioned bus services on the Belapur-Bandra route, the Navi Mumbai Municipal Transport under the visionary guidance of Thane Guardian Minister Ganesh Naik and leadership of NMMC Standing Committee Chairman Sandeep Naik, introduced the additional service, which is not just turning out to be a profitable route for them but also a cool ride for the commuters. To know how cool this ride was we traveled from Vashi to Bandra.

While we were sweating out in the heat, the moment the 501 Belapur to Bandra bus arrived and its door slid open, we were welcomed with a waft of cool air. Red and low-floored, the bus looked as sleek as ever. Once inside, it was as cool as a Rajdhani Express while the ticket fair very un-Rajdhani. We had to pay just Rs 30 from Vashi and usually those traveling from Belapur have to pay Rs 45. The scene inside was that of wide aisle, really large windows and plush seats. There was an emergency exit, a first aid kit, yellow painted handles and carpeted floor. Mumbai and its dust clouds swirled past outside the window making us feel like a tourist who was sightseeing around Incredible India in an air-conditioned bubble. No dust getting into our ears, no strange sweat dripping onto our arms and no smelly body odours assaulting our nostrils, what’s more, soothing music played out of the deck. Even when the bus stopped to pick up passengers, there was no jhatkas or jerks, with all looking chilled out as if they had found nirvana.

Like the commuters, we were in awe of the bus service provided by NMMT. The transport body procured the buses under the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission after many passengers had requested them to start bus services connecting the satellite city to Mumbai. Later, the bus was running over the famous Bandra bridge, the sea looking blue and the air feeling clean. Soon, the door slid open at Bandra railway station. We were out of the bus in the heat and grime of incredible Mumbai and with distress, wondered why did Bandra come so soon?

Huge response and support from masses for the young and dynamic Airoli candidate Sandeep Naik

And on the other hand Ganesh Naik continued campaigning for his son Sandeep Naik – who is the candidate from Airoli constituency.

The young and dynamic Chairman of NMMC Standing Committee Sandeep Naik continues to draw tremendous response from voters in 150 Airoli Constituency. The Congress-NCP candidate is personally being introduced to the voters in the Airolii constituency by his father and sitting MLC Ganesh Naik who himself is the secular alliance candidate will be contesting for 151 Bealpur seat. While Ganesh Naik is ensuring to appeal and reach out to voters across Airoli constituency, Sandeep Naik as Standing Committee Chairman is already a popular and respected name in Airoli. His various visits to the city area, slums and villages across the city during Chairman at your Doorsteps drive has given him an edge on his understanding of public issues most of which he has solved successfully as well. Perhaps that's the reason why his candidature from Airoli is being welcomed with open arms by the seniors and youth alike.

Thane Guardian Minister Ganesh Naik however continues to leave no stones unturned to ensure a smooth victory for Sandeep Naik. This time the media caught the father-son duo campaigning in wards 14, 15, 16 and 17 to meet the people. The eminent presenties here were VP of NCP Cell Chandu Patil, Corporator Anant Sutara and Corporator Jabbar Khan.

Sandeep Naik visits Dargahat Ghansoli

Congress-NCP alliance candidate from Airoli constituency Sandeep Naik was accompanied by his father and Thane guardian minister Ganesh Naik during the campaign rally at Ghansoli. Following his father’s footsteps, Sandeep Naik has also always had a secular stance without creating any differentiation between people of different caste or creed. He recently visited the durgah at Ghansoli where he was heartily welcomed by the people of Muslim community.

The programme was conducted by the minority cell, where the President of the cell Jabbar Khan was also present. During the rally Ganesh Naik made an appeal to the voters to caste their vote to the candidate.

Monday, October 5, 2009

'Sandeep Naik have worked at the grassroot level for city'

Sandeep Naik, the youngest contestant from the satellite city - and the son of sitting MLA, Guardian Minister Ganesh Naik - is a picture of confidence. It's nine in the morning; he has already been up for three hours, knocked off a series of meetings and is all set for another 16-hour work day on the campaign trail. Sandeep Naik takes time out for an exclusive interview .
Q. Older brother in Parliament, father in Assembly and you in the corporation - it seemed like the perfect arrangement for the Naik family. Then, why this move to contest the Assembly elections and become an MLA?
A. It is not my decision or the family's decision, but the insistence of the people that has lead me to contest the Assembly election. In fact, I was quite content working at the corporation level and given the aspirations of many candidates, the demands of other hopefuls, I was not even thinking about contesting. But, our party leaders - and all the people - thought that it was time for me to take up larger responsibilities, expand my reach and serve people on a bigger scale.
Having said that, Naiksaab's original Belapur Assembly constituency got split into five constituencies, post delimitation, with two of them falling under Navi Mumbai. Since he has done a lot of work in this constituency over the past 20 years, it makes sense for his party to get its own MLA elected in the newly carved constituency.
Q. But then, your candidature has given your opponents a chance to rake the issue of dynastic politics. Doesn't that affect you, and your chances?
A. Had I been a green horn making a backdoor entry, with no grassroot experience, there would be some substance to such talks. But I have cut my teeth right at the basic level, getting elected by the people as a corporator, understanding every problem being faced by them, solving every issue of gutter-water-meter (drainage, water supply and power). As the Standing Committee chairman, I have visited every nook and corner of the city and know about the issues that matter to the people. And today I am ready to take up their issues at the state level and work as an MLA for the betterment of Navi Mumbai.
Q. What about the allegations that the Naiks are buying out people?
A. (Laughs). We have not bought out people, but we have won them over. Navi Mumbai comprises of highly educated people, who understand everything and know what to expect from their elected representative. Now, tell me is it possible to buy out lakhs of intelligent, educated people spanning across two huge constituencies.
Q. You have been campaigning aggressively over the past few days. What is the response from the people?
A. I am absolutely overwhelmed by the warm welcome that I am getting everywhere.
People from every community - Hindus, Muslims, Christians and Sikhs - and every segment of the society, are laying the red carpet for us. In fact, my father accompanied me (to Airoli) only on the first day, to formally introduce me to his people as their own candidate and ever since, I have been campaigning on my own. All my working at the grassroot level and the support of our corporators in every part of the constituency is paying dividends.
Q. You already have a lot to your credit as the Standing Committee chairperson. Is that coming in handy while campaigning?
A. Of course, your work speaks for you. The systematic implementation of a huge water supply plan, the creation of a fantastic road network and good connectivity, comfortable intra-city and inter-city transportation - it's all there for people to see. Besides, we have done a lot of work at the civic level. For instance, in education, we have set up municipal schools that are at par with private schools. Towards recreation, we have created beautiful parks and gardens. For enhancing the aesthetic appeal of the city, we have created water bodies and executed systematic street designs across the nodes. It's all happening, even as we make Navi Mumbai truly an example of a great planned city.
Q. We have known you as the able back office man, putting everything in place when your brother (Sanjeev) was contesting the Lok Sabha polls? Who's manning the back office now?
A. We have huge support from our workers, corporators and other people. Every body is contributing whole-heartedly. The planning and the system is already in place; the people just have to work on the given plan, which they are doing.
Q. Your brother defeated Vijay Chauguley in the parliamentary polls. Are you aiming at his complete decimation with the Assembly win?
A. I am an educated person, doing good work for the people and seeking their votes on the strength of my work and my abilities. I don't even want to give a thought to my opponents; my focus is on the people.
Q. And what's your take on the rebellious Congressmen, who are contesting as Independent candidates?
A. They are fighting a lone - and a lost - battle. Not only their seniors at the state and national level are with us, but even their juniors at the grassroot level in Navi Mumbai are supporting us. So, we don't have to worry about independent individuals fighting for their own cause.
Q. What can the people of Airoli constituency expect if they make you the MLA?
A. Navi Mumbai will have the advantage of having its own people across all levels - right from the parliament to the assembly, right down to the corporation. Our own people in key positions will help us in getting faster clearance for proposals and faster execution of development work. There would be no deviation on account of politics, since we will all be on the same side, with the same goal and the same vision. Talking specifically about the Airoli constituency, I have a lot of micro plans. One of them is to revive the industries in the Thane-Belapur Industrial Area, which will create a lot of new jobs and give a boost to the local economy.
Q. During the Lok Sabha polls, the MNS factor proved crucial to NCP's win. This time, there is no MNS candidate in Airoli constituency. Will it pose a problem to your chances?
A. The voters of MNS - young, charged and conscious - are also our voters. So, this time round, those votes will come directly to us.
Q. And by what margin do you hope to win the elections?
A. Let the people of Airoli constituency decide that!
DNA news

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Sandeep Naik visits Navratri in Airoli

To seek the blessings of goddess Durga, NCP Airoli candidate Sandeep Naik visited the Navratri mandals at Gotivali. Sandeep Naik also visited the household durga idols and interacted with the residents.

The streets of Gotivali in Navi Mumbai were decorated and lit up with the festive lights but what made the atmosphere charged, was the presence of NCP’s youth candidate from the Airoli assembly constituency Sandeep Naik. Dressed in a simple white kurta, Sandeep Naik exuberated the aura of youth and dynamism. In lieu of the upcoming state assembly elections, he visited the various Navratri mandals of the node to seek the blessings of the Goddess Durga. At the same time he also visited household durga idols and interacted with the people. The locals showed their gratitude to this young leader and welcomed him with shawls, bouquets and smiles.

Later on, he also visited some mandals in Ghansoli. Sandeep Naik expressed that while the node has people from all religions, they always celebrate all festivals with the same fervor and gusto. Praying to Goddess Durga, he asked for strength to fight corruption.

36 sects of Rajasthani community offer their support as gratitude to NCP candidates Ganesh Naik and Sandeep Naik

NCP Belapur candidate Ganesh Naik and NCP Airoli candidate Sandeep Naik met the Rajastani Community at Vishnudas Bhave auditorium in Vashi where they interacted with this community and got to know their issues. Even since the elections have been declared, representatives from all communities have been declaring their support to Ganesh Naik and Sandeep Naik.

36 sects of the Rajasthani community living in Navi Mumbai came together at Vashi to honour NCP Belapur candidate Ganesh Naik and NCP Airoli Sandeep Naik for their work and give them their support and wishes for the upcoming elections. Both the candidates were honored by tying turbans on their head.

Ganesh Naik – a leader for the last 40 years is known for his work and achievements. His dedication to the cause of progress and development of Navi Mumbai commands respect and honour from all. And as a part of showing their support and gratitude, people from all communities have been inviting Ganesh Naik as he runs for elections again. Rajasthani community is one of the many communities who are witness to the peace and security that Ganesh Naik has provided them as a guardian for villagers and migrants.

Humbled by their support and wished, Ganesh Naik shared with the audience how since his childhood he has never differentiated between people of different castes or creed. Later on speaking to the media, he appreciated the honor given to him by the Rajasthani community.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

NCP-Congress alliance candidates Sandeep Naik and Ganesh Naik from Airoli and Belapur constituencies

On the first day of campaigning, Guardian Minister Ganesh Naik accompanied his younger son Sandeep during the visits in Airoli constituency, while Sandeep's elder brother and Thane MP Sanjeev is expected to join them soon. The trio will carry out rally in both the constituencies accompanied by party corporators and supporters.
"We all are serving the city- I as the NMMC Standing Committee Chief, my father as the Thane Guardian Minister and my elder brother Sanjeev as the MP of Thane. It has been decided that we together will approach the city residents to seek their votes," said Sandeep Naik, who is contesting the assembly polls for first time.
The father-son duo has been visiting door-to-door in various sectors of Airoli and has already covered pockets of Anand Nagar, Ganesh Nagar, Ram Nagar, Ganpatipada, Sathe Nagar, Vishnu Nagar, Ilthanpada, Hanuman Nagar, Chinchpada, Yadavnagar and various wards of Airoli constituency. "We are trying to reach-out to each and every voter of the city. Besides, we are also conducting meetings in chowks. We plan our visits and meetings as per the convenience of voters," added Naik.
It's not only candidates, even the party workers and corproators are also busy visiting voters. "We are ensuring that people are not forgetting the services given by the Naiks, who have worked only with an objective over the years - the development of Navi Mumbai," said a Congress worker from Airoli.

Peace, Harmony and security will be my first priority says Airoli NCP candidate Sandeep Naik

NMMC Standing Committee Chairman Sandeep Naik filed his nominations as the NCP-Congress candidate from Airoli. One of the youngest candidates in the race to the assembly, Sandeep Naik will fight the elections against Shiv Sena-BJP candidate.

NMMC Standing Committee Chairman Sandeep Naik filed his nominations as the NCP-Congress candidate from Airoli constituency. Till the last minute the NCP party had not made any formal announcement about his candidature but like we said earlier, there is no other leader with an impeccable track record of personal conduct, public work like that of Sandeep Naik. Also the resources and mass following of Ganesh Naik are needed to take on the Shiv Sena BJP alliance candidate Vijay Chougule from Airoli. Hundreds of party workers and corporators arrived outside Saraswati Vidyalaya at Airoli - the nomination center for Airoli constituency in support of Sandeep Naik's candidature.

As Sandeep Naik was filing his nominations inside, Thane Guardian Minister Ganesh Naik arrived with MP Dr Sanjeev Naik at the center. Earlier after filing his nominations at Konkan Bhavan Ganesh Naik had voiced confidence of the NCP winning in both the constituencies. NCP Congress Candidate Sandeep Naik said that he was gratified with the party leaders supporting his candidatures. He added he was feeling happy after filing the nominations. NCP Congress Candidate Sandeep Naik too exuberated confidence of the work he's done as he officially entered the race to assembly. He said that bringing security and peace to the lives of citizens in volatile Airoli will be his priority.

The amount of support, the presence of supporters and confidence of candidates as already given an edge to the NCP candidates in both Airoli and Belapur. The prominent leaders who were present at Airoli were Mathadi Leader Narendra Patil and MLC Manda Mhatre.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

NCP leadership will strive for development of city

Union Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar has said that even if NCP got two seats less after its alliance with Congress as compared to last elections, it is the duty of the party to keep Maharashtra united. "I am sure that our party leaders will do it successfully," Pawar said while addressing Mathadi workers on the occasion 76th birth anniversary celebrations of Mathadi leader and former MLA late Annasaheb Patil on Friday at Onion Potato Market, Vashi.
Asking the workers to vote for NCP candidates Ganesh Naik and Sandeep Naik during October 13 assembly elections, Pawar said, "We are here to create leadership which will benefit Mathadi workers, the leadership that will strive for the development of Navi Mumbai on all fronts."
The party ticket was given to Sandeep Naik, the younger son of Guardian Minister Ganesh Naik. "Narendra Patil is indeed a strong leader but the right things will take place at right time. Let the time come and he will surely get what he deserves," Pawar said.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Sandeep Naik, the Standing Committee chief of NMMC filed the nomination from Airoli constituency at Saraswati Vidyalaya, Airoli as NCP candidate

Candidates from major political parties filed their nominations for the October 13 assembly elections from Belapur and Airoli seats on Thursday.
Sitting MLA and Thane District Guardian Minister Ganesh Naik also filed his nomination as NCP candidate from Belapur in the presence of huge number of supporters. Besides corporators, NCP MLC Manda Mhatre, Mathadi leader Narendra Patil and sitting MP and his elder son Sanjeev Naik also accompanied Naik at Konkan Bhavan. Naik, who has served two terms as MLA would be contesting from Belapur while his younger son Sandeep will contest from Airoli. "We will be victorious in both seats since we have been in the forefront of the development in Navi Mumbai," Ganesh Naik said.
On the same day, Sandeep Naik, the Standing Committee chief of NMMC filed the nomination from Airoli constituency at Saraswati Vidyalaya, Airoli as NCP candidate. "Mathadi leader Narendra Patil, MLC Manda Mhatre, corporators and people from all caste and religions accompanied me. I would request to exercise their franchise in the favour of the right candidate," Sandeep added.
DNA News

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Navi Mumbai police holds Iftaar party at Vashi

As the month of Ramadan comes to an end, number of Iftaars have increased. While the Iftaar at Bonkode village saw the participation of Thane Guardian Minister Ganesh Naik, the Navi Mumbai Police organized an Iftaar Party at Vashi.

While the celebration of the Ramazan month may be coming to an end, many communities are holding Roz-Iftaar. One such feasting was seen by the Navi Mumbai Police which organised an Iftaar party at Vashi. The event was graced by Thane Guardian Minister Ganesh Naik. Also present was Navi Mumbai Police Commissioner Gulabrao Pol along with Ali Shamsi. The Iftaar party saw a huge gathering of muslims coming together to break the fast together. Later on, Thane Guardian Minister Ganesh Naik and the guests present spoke to the media.

On the other hand, an Iftaar party was also held at khairane village where NMMC Standing Committee Chairman Sandeep Naik was present. The Iftaar party held by the KGN Welfare association was held at the Jama Masjid in Khairne. Sandeep Naik was welcomed with shawl and zaree cap. The Muslim community then read the Magrib prayers and broke their fast.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

A visionary leader

Navi Mumbai will soon have the maximum number of world-class public utility amenities. This is only the beginning
The youngest ever standing committee chairman of Navi Mumbai municipal Corporation Shri Sandeep Naik , turns 31 on today and is already an iconic youth leader in the city , with his multi –dimentional focus to make Navi Mumbai the best city in the world
Taking to media persons, Shri Sandeep Naik stressed that the city will son have the maximum number of the world-class public utilities. He said ,”this is only the beginning . we need to sustain and maintain, even as we keep on adding more with our collective effort.”
Sandeep Naik’s passion and dedicationin kho-kho, Kabaddi and Cricket at School and term –sprit traits that is evident, as he leads from the front a vibrant, new city into the millennium . his father, the state minister for Excise and Environment and the district Guardian minister Shri Ganesh Naik groomed and inspire up the essential at a very fast pace to meet the demands of rapidly changing modern times. Shri Sandeep Naik has already established himself as the most popular youth leader in the 21st Century City.
In 2005, Shri Sandeep Naik was elected the corporator and member of the NMMC standing committee , which is the second most important body of the corporation after general boby .
He is already proving to be a capable chairmen as also a champion of environmental concerns, as expert in agriculture, an ardent promoter of science and ultra –modern technology , an able administrator, a progressive thinker and able all a vibrant youth with a very positive and constructive spirit.
Even as he took over the affairs of the civic corporation as a leader of the ruling majority NCP in the city, his elder brother Shri Sanjeev Naik was elected to the parliament , thus making it easy for more funds from the central government to NMMC for infrastructure development in the city , villages , slums and nodes. He initiated visionary measures tougher change in municipal functioning. He stressed on good school building for the NMMC School where children from poor and weaker section come to study, well –designed and maintained gardens and parks in the city. He called for global standard in the development of the proposed regional park with a science centre and food plaza in Nerul.
His maturity in the way he conducts the standing committee meetings belies his young age. He comes prepared with complete homework, and agenda for the meeting, initiating healthy debate , showing respect for the opposition , admonishing official when wrong and complementing them for good performance, getting the municipal chief meet members demands wherever justified and finely summing up each subject, weighting the pros and cons even while acknowledging problem areas and suggesting solutions or issuing order to the administration . This confidence comes from his ‘chairman at your doorstep,’ tours to every nook and corner of all wards in the city. He is firmly rooted to the ground to every common citizen as his vision for the city in very futuristic.
The budgetary allocations of the corporation under his chairmanship are a standing example of shri sandeep Naik’s visionary leadership. He approved provisions for the civic work inside condominiums, development and beautification of gardens, parks and ponds, corridor improvement plane for palm Beach road , implementation of e-governance and integrated solid waste management project.
Shri Sandeeep Naik’s initiative led to budgetary provisions for a science museum, planetarium, swimming pool, indoor-stadium, water re-cycling , use of non conventional energy and citizens’ help- desk. Quality amenities for a good lifestyle for all income groups, timely execution of projects are his recommended tools for good, turning the vision into realty. The improvement of the city is the foremost thought mind and during every foreign trip he is possessed wanting to gain new concepts, in order to make Navi Mumbai, the world’s best city with global standard infrastructure and public amenities.
Be it starting quicker and comfortable waterway services, Volvo public transport services development for tourist destinations in the city, expediting the Bharat Ratna Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Memorial in the city, Shri Sandeep Naik has developed network of expert well –wishers and senior citizen to guide his and suggest measures for better implementation.
Capable of taking decision and keeping a vigilant control of the administration, the young Shri Sandeep Naik believes in co-operation and co-ordination between the administration, and elected representatives for the smooth, forward movement of the chariot of development. Azim Premji’s work philosophy-‘work hard .work smart’. Shri sandeep Naik’s responsibility to the warning of global warming was in founding the NGO Green Hope in 2007. Planting of lakh sapling last years, he lead organization to a two lakh tree plantation drive in the city this year. He founded Green hope to promote environmental awareness and ethical relationship between nature and citizen. Hri Sandeep Naik dos not merely stress on planting sapling but on ensuring their survival and conserving them so as to achieve optimum green cover in a rapidly expanding concrete jungle.
Harmony with the environment alone can provide a conductive atmosphere for the long –term and sustainable growth of the city and its citizen and shri Sandeep Naikhas pressed Green hope into this several with this aim in Navi Mumbai .
This multi –dimensional singular focus to make Navi Mumbai world’s best city , marks Shri Sandeep Naik as the city’s best bet. Well-wishers all over the globe are pouring choicest birthday wishes on Navi Mumbai’s greatest and most youthful hope- Shri sandeep Naik.
Times of India News

Leadership moulding champions

Interested in sports since childhood, Sandeep Naik takes special interest in providing world-class sports facilities to nurture the future champions
It is said ,”champions are not made in the gym. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them, a desire, a dream, a vision.’
Sport loving youth leader shri Sandeep Naik has moulded several sports champions in Navi Mumbai . as present of Navi mumbai krida Sankul , he provided a platform for grand competitions to nurture sports talent and display their talent on a global arena.
Shri Sandeep Naik is an ardent sports man, who exhibited kho-kho playing skills during his school days and cricket ing prowess on behalf of a club on foreign pitches. Popular youth leader, corporator, able chairman of NMMC standing Committee, environmentalist, educationist, agriculturist, progressive thinker, science and ultra-modern technology oriented sums up the multi –faceted personality of Shri Sandeep naik. Today, on his birthday, it is an occasion to recall the sports-related promotional activities of Shri Sandeep naik, a powerful striker of sixes and fours in politics.
Along with knowledge, foresight too is equally essential. Both these trigger welcome changes. Progress takes place. Navi Mumbai is savoring the fruits of many such foresighted decisions of guardian minister Shri Ganesh Naik .Promoting sporting events is one such decision. He encouraged sports persons by starting the MLA trophy Game in 1992 in Navi Mumbai. In course of time the baton was passed on from Shri Ganesh Naik to Shri Sandeep Naik.
India’s cricketing champion master blaster Schin Tendulkar mentions his key to success as ‘Dream big and commit your self completely to the fulfillment of the same.’Shri Sandeep Naik too believes in doing whatever he undertakes on a grand scale he thus changed the face of sports in the city. He transformed the tournament into a grand sporting festival. He gave it an Olympic-like feel and significance. the Navi Mumbai Festival organized from 28to 31 January, 2008 saw the conduct of several games like kho-kho, Kabbadi, Cricket, football, athletics, long jump, Relay Race, etc in different grounds in Navi Mumbai .Nearly 12000 students from 150 NMMC and private schools in the city competed in the festival game.
A leader is a dealer of hope. Imbibing hope Shri Sandeep Naik infused a rare self-confidence to achieve objects in sportspersons in the city. He provided a grand platform to the players in the form of Navi Mumbai Krida Sankul . The festival provided them the opportunity to hone their abilities and strengths and remove their abilities and strengths and remove their weakness. They got an opportunity to discover and study improvements while competing with best competitive players. He encouraged sportspersons by awarding grand cash prizes.
Sportspersons who excelled in the games will be shortlisted for specialized training by sports experts under the auspices of the Krida Sankul .Several promising sportspersons have emerged from the MLA trophy and the sports festival.
Be it Karuna sawant ex-student of R F Naik High School Bonkode and national player, or athletes shairan Nadar and Rahul Retherekar of kho-Kho champion Sachin Palkar of Radhikabai Megha school all have emerged as stars in these tournament
Body – builder of Sterling school , Nerul Hement Phalke, weight-lifter Vishal Dhanawade, athlete Vishaka rao, Kabbadi player, tushar mbokar, Nilesh Chikne , Kho-Kho Player Akash Khatade, Kiran Salunkhe a national level sportsman – all were lauded for sports for their spectular performances by the sports –enthusiasts witnessing the games. Several such examples could be cited.
Making plans is easy. Action is difficult. Translating specific thought into desired action is the most difficult. Shri sandeep naik is the constantly making determined efforts to ensure the success of Navi Mumbai sports person in the national and international sports arena , since the last several years. He expressed hope to relies his efforts for establishing a world class sports complex in the city.
He represented the state Kho-kho team in the 1992 national meet Hyderabad. While in junior college he earned laurels as an all –round cricketer at the enter –club tournament abroad.
Sportsmanship is rare where politics dominate. However Shri Sandeep Naik shows Sportship in politics too. This youthful leader is full of promises and prospects and the journey has just begun.
Your life’s real flight in yet to be,
The test of your thoughts is yet to be,
Now only a piece of land is measured,
The whole sky remains to be measured ahead.
Times of India News

Three glorious tenures

Under the chairmanship of Sandeep Naik, the NMMC’s standing committee has excelled in performance
The three glorious tenures of the chairman of the standing committee of Navi Mumbai Munispal Corporation, Shri Sandeep Naik saw the fusion of inspiration, performance a and excellence. The birthday of this youthful leader who has already made his mark on the Navi Mumbai horizon with his able leadership qualities is an occasion to recall his remarkable track record.
Shri Sandeep Naik is the second son of state minister for Excise and Environment for excise and district Guardian Minister Shri Sandeep Naik, a political university personified and a social worker. Hence Shri Sandeeo Naik was blessed with those traits from his childhood itself guided by his father, who was his source of inspiration and energy; he developed His own imbibed leadership qualities.
When he was appointed the chairman of standing committee in the very first term he was elected as a corporator. Knowledgeable and senior corporators and official raised their eye- brows in concern. Soon the highly qualified and learned Shri Sandeep displayed. His capability and dispelled their fears. He has successfully borne the mantle of the chairmanship till date living the sentiments of the majority and upholding the noble principles of democracy.
Shri Sandeep Naik has time and again displayed his awareness of the citizen’s issues, emotion and concerns, in the decision taken on various issues raised in the meetings. He has taken some tough decisions too, when they were imperative.
On October 15, 2007, he ordered the administration to strict action on the illegal structures that obstructed the corporation’s development projects. In the same meeting, water shortage in the due to water distribution flaws, was discussed. He took a firm stand no compromise would be made on essentials services like water supply .He remarked that the irregular water supply. He remarked that the irregular water supply was improper when a promise of 24-hours water supply was made in the budget. He instantly ordered the administration to improve the water supply by studying the zone wise supply modus and quantum from each source.
Shri Sandeep Naik is perhaps the first chairman of the corporation who chaired the budget meeting for hours, uninterrupted and made innovative suggestions like the citizen-card and infused fresh thing of the budget
In “Sabhapati Aaplya Anganaath”
(Chairman in your compound), a unique programme, Shri Sandeep Naik took the municipal Officials to the citizens, which was well –appreciated all over the city. He personally heard and solves the problems of the citizens along with the official in every ward in the municipal area. He insisted that the official reach out the citizen instead of the citizen coming to the corporation office with their work culture. He gave relief to thousand of residents by approving the historical decision of undertaking repair work inside condominiums. He also approved the Rs. 52. Crores children’s park in Nerul. Several such constructive and significant decisions were taken under his chairman ship of the standing committee.
People’s representative should be aware of his responsibilities. Shri Sandeep Naik for tow years gave satisfying replies and solutions to queries raised by citizen on civic issues. Shri Sandeep Naik issued orders and to the administration and solved problems within specified time. If the problem could not be solved he sought detail explanation and justification and communicated the same in writing to the concerned citizen who raised the said issues. Navi Mumbaies appreciated and commented this exercise whole- Heartedly.
Sandeep Naik has proved to be chairman with decision –making ability who can take charge of the municipal administrations. He firmly believed that proper co-ordination between the municipal administration and people repersentive was very essential for the forward movement of the chariot of the development of the Navi Mumbai and hence he always tried to establish dialogue between the two successfully . He work in as much as the timly completion of the same.’ quality is a continuous process and should be continued ‘ on which Shri Sandeep pays the minutest attention.
“People representatives are trustees and not owners of public property,” the youthful leader Shri Sandeep Naik has applied thought of Mahatma Gandhi in practical life. He rarely uses the official car provided by corporation. He generally uses his personal private vehicle. With the threat of terrorist attacks looming over public places, a decision to install closed circuit cameras in Vishnudas Bhave auditorium for the curity of the audiences. Shri Sandeep Naik personally contributed Rs. 3.51 lakhs from his honorarium and Rs 1.17 Lack from his fund to install the same.
The Navi Mumbai Municipal corporation scaled several heights during the tenure of shri Sandeep Naik and Chairman till date . NMMC is the first Corporation in the country to have its own source of water supply post—independence, and the first civic body to introduce cess in lieu of octroi . it won the first frieze in the state in Sant Gadge Baba cleanliness drive in 2005-2006. NMMC also won the first Prize in the competition of water supply organized by the urban development department of the central government. The corporation was adjudged the best in the state in the implementation of the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan. The corporation has added several such feathers to its cap.
Shri Sandeep Naik work pattern display the ‘work Hard, Work Smart’, slogan of Wipro’s Chairman and world renowned industrialist Azim Premji.
Shri Sandeep Naik’s Personality can be rightly defined in the poetic lines penned by, India’s former president Shri A.P.J. About Kalam on ‘Youthfulness’,
‘I am youth citizen of this country Endowed with technology, knowledge and inspired with patriotism Small objectives are a crime,
I know this keeping a board view in mind, I shall sweat
I have the objective of making this country progressive.’
Times of India News

“Politics is about Doing Social work”

In a question and answer session with TOI , Sandeep Naik, chairman, standing Committee, Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation say he wants to make Navi Mumbai truly a city of the 21st century
How would you describe you’re self?
I consider myself a Go-getter not for my sake, but for those around me and society. I keep exploring new and innovative ideas and do my best to implement them. I can never sit idle.
You have always said that your father, state minister Ganesh Naik , is your inspiration . What do you admire about him?
His dedicate to social work and constant Endeavour to do good for the society and help the people in need is what I have always admired . His secular credentials that has ensured peace in the region even during the worst testing times are very inspiring .I admire his stamina. He never seems tired, He has been my best teacher.
Your brother sanjeev naik too has been very successful .What do you think about it?
He has worked hard from the grassroots level and reached a great height today . yet he is humble and connected to the people. He knows the pulse of the people.
Did you always want to be in politics?
My father, brother and others in the family were activity into politics. For us politics is all about social work. The inclination to the social work was always there. I guess my entering the political arena was destined.
What was going through you mind when you actually took the plunge?
It was a huge responsibility that I was taking up. I knew I would lose all my privacy and be in limelight what was exciting through was that I could now take up more causes for the people. I had seen the great work of my father over the years and how he had made a difference to the lives of thousands of people. I too wanted to be of use to the society which has given us so much love and affection.
Did you find I difficult initially?
I would rather call it a learning experience. Once you have succeeded in overcoming a difficulty, there is nothing more to do. I will always consider myself a student of politics and try my best to negotiate every turn.
You have big plans for the city of navi Mumbai .
I want to make Navi Mumbai truly a 21st century city, not just in term of economic progress and infrastructural development but also ensuring fulfillment of all the needs of the residents. It will be a city that will take care not just of the present needs but also of the future .we have taken several steps in this regard like the future. We have taken several steps in this regard like the water supply project. There will be many more.
What are your dream projects for Navi Mumbai?
I want land marks in the city that will be both useful and admired by all. Every great city has such projects that make them distinctive. Skywalk, water tourism and amusement park are some of the ideas I have already start working on.
From the beginning you have stressed on the need for change in the working of the administration.
Yes, I have always stressed on the introduction of trans patency and accountability in the working of the corporation. There has been progress on this front.
There is scope for more. There is need for a proper system in the functioning of the administration with specified procedures, rules and regulations. I shall ensure that happens.
You have been taking a lot of interest in the environment protection through your NGO Green Hope. what are your plans?
Green Hope was established in October 2007 to deal with urban issues primary in Navi Mumbai and its surrounding areas. As per Indian traditions, green symbolizes hope and growth. It is associated with regeneration and re-birth, something very close to nature. Through Green Hope, we have been involved in various activities related to nature and environment. The object is to handover earth in a better shape to the next generation and prevents it from further global warming.
You are working in the education field as well through Navi Mumbai shikshan Sankul. The mock exam conducted by you was huge success.
The board examinations are very important mile stone in the lives of the students. However, the pressures involved many a times do not allow the student . however, the pressures involved many a times do not allow the student to per opportunity to the ability. Through exam I wanted to give an opportunity to the student to get over their initial fear. It also help those who could not afford tutorials. By ensuring a similar environment as the board exam, the students had a very clear idea of what to expect later. We also felicitated them to ensure their hard work did not go waste and to inspire them further.
Sport has received a lot of attention. How important do you think it is in the scheme of things?
Very important .sport is an integral part of ones overall personality development. Many times it is neglected in favors of academics. I believe both should be given equal importance. Sports make one mentally and physically stronger not just for academics but also to face life.
How has your stint as the chairman of standing committee of NMMC helped you evolve?
It has helped me understand civic issues from close quarters and also analyze them. Since I have to take decisions, it brought a lot of responsibility I have insured that no decisions are taken in haste. I have also made sure that all the members including those in the opposition get an opportunity to air their suggestions
For the first time, the audit backlog is being cleared by NMMC. How important is it?
There is a great need for it to ensure transparency in the working of the administration. Public money is involved here and the people should be assured that their money is not being wasted or misused that their money is not being west or misused. The audit will also help us understand the mistakes of the past so that amendments can be made for the future. It will help us frame better policies henceforth.
You have taken several important decisions for the city which have fructified. What would you consider your major achievement so far?
Several decisions, which include:
• Deaf and Dump school for the physically handicapped student at Rabale
• Eco –friendly artificial pond for Ganpati immersion at kopri village
• Common work common wages for 3200 contract workers
• Conversion of overhead electrical wiring into under ground wiring in 44 villages of the city
• Free crematorium services in the city
• Ensured the passage of a resolution to not increase water , property and Cess charges in the city as per the promise of honorable guardian minister Ganesh Naik who has assured it for the next 25 years
• Laying of Morbe dam water pipeline from Kalaboli to Dighe
• Concretization of 14 km Thane – Balapur road, which is considered one of the best in the country.
• Sanction of 52 crore children park project in Narul
• Modernization and renovation of municipal school buildings
• Water pipe line laying in condominiums thereby giving a new lease to 25,000 building in the city
• E- tendering facility to speed up work in NMMC
• Facility to resident to complaint at NMMC Citizen facility centre through internet, mobile and website.
• Work has stared on modern on a modern state –of –the art NMMC headquarter on Palm Beach road.
• Procurement of fertilizer and fuel from 550 metric ton of garbage that is generated every day in the city
• Youth is increasingly entering politics. Will it make a difference?
Yes definitely. The educated youth will bring in new innovative ideas. They are also not afraid to experiment and take bold decision .the youth today understands the importance of tradition and know how to use it best by adapting it to modern technology and times. They will also bring a breath of fresh air which is good for politics.
• You have had a dynamic start to you political career. How do you intend to keep up the momentum?
I will never stop. I take this as public life for the social good of the people and not merely politics. The fire within me will keep burning. It basically run sin the family. If you have in public life for years and yet seems so energetic and enthusiastic.
• There are a lot of expectations from you. You think you will succeed?
Success is a relative term. I am confident of always doing my best. The rest is for the people to decide.
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