VSK Chennai Sandesh

Gen next train to salvage Gen next

Fierce demonstrations were witnessed in more than 20 districts against Government selling liquor. The movement was organized by ABVP and a number of social and cultural organizations joined force. On October 9, Sangh Adhikaris including Kesava Vinayagam, Prant Pracharak Dakshin Tamilnadu, Sri Ramarajasekar of Seva Bharati participated in the day long hunger strike demanding imposition of prohibition again in Tamilnadu. The pathetic condition of poorer sections of society as well as younger generation fall an easy prey to liquor has triggered the struggle. On one occasion at least ABVP was successful in thwarting ugly propaganda promoting liquor. This happened in Chennai on October 12, when the Radisson Blu a Chennai hotel had prominently exhibited its banner announcing a beer competition. “Calling all beer lovers to team up in groups of 5 and drink up at the beer drinking relay. Exciting gift hampers for the winners and best cheering team”, said the banner. ABVP cadre, led by its president Muthuramalingam, gathered before the hotel with flags, ready to storm the premises, if necessary ABVP cadre, led by its president Muthuramalingam, gathered before the hotel with flags, ready to storm the premises, if necessary. They insisted that the competition was illegal and finally, a sub-inspector landed at the hotel and told the management that the competition was against law and must not be held. Following a directive by the police to cancel the event, the hotel was finally forced to call off the competition. 

Shakti added to Shakti

A sizeable gathering of Chennai citizens watched with delight Hindu girls practicing and demonstrating self-defence techniques adopting karate, stick play etc. on Vijayadasami function organized by Rashtra Sevika Samiti. Smt. Radha Chandramouli, Organizing Secretary of Rashtra Sevika Samiti, Kanchi Zone spoke on the occasion stressing the need for every Hindu woman to be actively engaged in Hindu consolidation work. 

Where is Rs.400 plus? Where is Rs.3,000 plus?

Consumers have indicated that they will not keep quiet when injustice is meted out to them. Akhil Bharatiya Grahak Panchayat, Tamilnadu has voiced their concern. The details: Recently Southern Railway announced special trains including premium trains in an attempt to clear rush in trains during Diwali Season. However, the fares on the premium - special trains start with normal price and move upwards. The increase is higher on demand, which is similar to the ticketing model adopted by airlines and Omni Buses. Further, the reservation can be made only “On line” and not through Railway Reservation Counters. For example – On October 5, 2014 (Sunday) the fare of 3AC berth on the train of Chennai Egmore to Tirunelveli was Rs.3,652, three times the price of a tatkal ticket on the same route. The normal fare for a sleeper class ticket is Rs.485 and the price of the last few tickets had been upwards of Rs.1,500. Tickets for sleeper class for the Chennai-Central to Coimbatore premium train was priced at Rs.941, compared to a normal rate of Rs. 415. The ABGP appealed to the General Manager Southern Railways to price the tickets of the Premium trains with Normal price. 

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