Do you think money spent on celebrations like the Janakpuri Ayojan can be used for other socially relevant projects that can be of lasting value to our city: like dispensaries, school-care, homes for destitute, landscaping and beautifying ugly patches, etc.
Can the scale of these celebrations be curtailed to save resources, and should the government bodies get involved in all similar events like Bheem nagri, and others...
Already we are short of power... how much electricity would go waste, how much garbage and pollution will be generated. One can become Janak aur Ram by good virtues and acts and not by donating a couple of lakhs...
Please be kind to let me have your feedback on these issues…
What comes out of this story is that AGRA must get the royalty which is all right. We all need money to support Agra to survive. But if it embraces Islam and says that the Shahajahan was some kind of GOD OR ALLAH then I do not think. I can ever feel supporting this legacy.
May I help you!
-- Dr. Ratan Saini, Head, Computer Centre, Dayalbagh Educational Institute (Deemed University), Dayal Bagh, Agra
I know where you are pointing but the problem in this country is adhok working that is why it looks like wastage. We must consider take into consideration from where this money is coming - Public money for overall development - developing Roads etc. and private money for decoration purposes. The problem is we are not managing public money properly - If we go by money spend every year in Agra may be close to र्100 crore on three major programs - Janak Puri, Ambedkar Jayanti and Ram Barat, Id etc. still city is crying for the development and this is apart from the MPLAD and MLALAD. So if this money is being properly spent chances are at least one or two colony will develop fully-- but unfortunately we always try to start work late so that answer ability reduced.
Certainly such occasion do not find relevance in terms of strain caused. Further loopholes remain financial irregularity that too in name of religion. The extravaganza added is not that traditional as if I am not wrong, the Janakpuri was arranged at much smaller scale somewhere near Mankameshwar temple or somewhere and at much smaller scale as regard pomp and show. The tradition, if any, stands justified if continued but what bothers is changing format with money taking over ethical value. Earlier it used to be the Ram Barat which was of prominence and we remember childhood days moving to shop of someone known to witness Ram Barat moving all through night with cinema halls running till morning. That Ram Barat has now been overtaken by grandeur of Janak Puri. Further we do not enjoy good reputation as crowd and repeated stampede here and there and incident at gathering are nothing new for this nation. Why nobody visits day to day Ramleela and opts for Janakpuri.