Thanks for your posting on the Orissa Govt.'s mysterious eagerness to show favours to Vedanta University even it was formally born.
Orissa Government repeatedly claims that it would be a " World Class University ". Many people like me donot know the definitions of " World Class University ". The Orissa Government should clarify about it and also about the facts by which they were convienced that a businessman like Mr Anil Agarwal can establish such an university.
I would futher request Orissa Government and those who advocate in favour of Vedanta University to name atleast few " World Class Universities" which would be the role models of Vedanta University and the amount of land those have used to establish such universities.
Vedanta University authorities as well as Mr Anil Agarwal and Orissa Government should also come out with a detail claerification about extent of involvement of " Church of England " with Agarwal's ventures. Eagerness by Mr Agarwal & Co. for selection of the site between two world famous Hindu shrines i.e. Puri and Konark and snattching away of " Amrut Manohi " land of Lord Jagannath seems to be totally motivated . It is strange that the organisations like the V.H.P. who claim to be self-styled guardians of Hinduism have sofar not probed into the motive behind selection of site and ultimate objective ( incase Church of England have a stake with Mr Agarwal's ventures , industrial, mining and otherwise.)
Can Government of Orissa or Mr Anil Agrawal as well as those who advotae in favour of Vedanta University give any gurantee that with a spen of ten/fifteen/twenty years the university can produce Nobel Laurates from this University ? If not will they surrender the land or Govt. aquire back the land from them ???
Orissa Government should come out with a conviencing reply stating the reasons for which it did not gant only 20 acres land for establishment of " Biju Patnaik Steel Institute " which is a reputed institute promoted by Government of India in memory of Orissa's great leader Biju Patnaik, father of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, who has been able to come to power for three consequtive times in the name of his father and naming the party as Biju Janta Dal. What are the reasons behind the Biju Janata Dal leaders of Orissa and also that of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik to become so loyal to Mr Anil Agarwal and not to late leader Biju Patnaik and the people of the State ?
Similarly arranging land for Sri Sri Ravi Shankar in close vicinity of Cuttack and Bhubaneswar is also shocking. If Ravishankar ji is interested to establish an University in Orissa , he should have preferred to choose in any area of K.B.K. district which has got aboaundant natural surroundings and wonderful ambiance for persuing yoga and other other activities.
Incase both Mr Anil Agarwal and Sri Sri Ravishankar are keen to enlighten the people of the world from Orissa, they should come forward to establish universities in undeveloped areas of K.B.K. districts which has abaundance of undisputed land . The promoters should come forward to establish universities by developing the infrastructure in the locality.
I will politely appeal Mr Agarwal and Sri Sri Ravishankar ji to clarify their stand/motive behind choosing such sites, which will be detremental for the people of the locality and orissa as a whole,
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