Friday, December 4, 2009

Airoli Sports Association Holds Runthon

Airoli Sports Association had held a Runthon in sector 5 of Airoli where 1500 students from 21 schools across the city had participated.

To promote sports amongst students, the Airoli Sports Association held a Runathon at sector5 of the node which was inaugurated by Thane MP Dr. Sanjeev Naik. The enthusiasm of the students was clearly seen with them participating in huge numbers. The event also pulled tele stars which included Rajev Bharadwaj. On the other hand, Thane MP Dr. Sanjeev Naik expressed hope in holding international competitions forsports. In the six km race, Pranay Shinde of Airoli’s Shriram Vidhyalaya stood first, Shitij Shetty of NHP High School stood second. From Airoli, In girls under 14, Snehal Shetty of Sterling School stood first, Neha Borugade of Radhikabai Meghe Vidhyalaya stood second and Shamita Mhatre scored the third position.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Spectra Auto Inauguration

A new bike showroom, the “Spectra Auto Showroom” was inaugurated in Navi Mumbai at the hands of Thane MP Dr. Sanjeev Naik.

Its good news for all the bike lovers of Navi Mumbai as the city has got a new showroom. The showroom named “Spectra Auto Showroom” located at Shirwane, Nerul has a got some latest models Hero Hondo bikes. The showroom was inaugurated recently at the hands of Thane MP Dr. Sanjeev Naik. Also present during the ceremony was the officials of the showroom which included the Regional Manager of Hero Honda Danesh Siddiqui and Managing Director of Spectra Auto Sumit Gupta. The main attraction of this place was its brand new Karisma ZMR which has distinct features. The keys of the first bike bought from the showroom was handed over to the owner by Thane MP Dr. Sanjeev Naik. The Regional Manager of Hero Honda spoke about the price and features of Karisma ZMR. We also shared a word with the Managing Director of Spectra Auto Sumit Gupta who was hopeful of the new launch. Visit the showroom do have a tour of your dream bike.

Airoli Sports Association Holds Runthon

Airoli Sports Association had held a Runthon in sector 5 of Airoli where 1500 students from 21 schools across the city had participated.

To promote sports amongst students, the Airoli Sports Association held a Runathon at sector5 of the node which was inaugurated by Thane MP Dr. Sanjeev Naik. The enthusiasm of the students was clearly seen with them participating in huge numbers. The event also pulled tele stars which included Rajev Bharadwaj. On the other hand, Thane MP Dr. Sanjeev Naik expressed hope in holding international competitions forsports. In the six km race, Pranay Shinde of Airoli’s Shriram Vidhyalaya stood first, Shitij Shetty of NHP High School stood second. From Airoli, In girls under 14, Snehal Shetty of Sterling School stood first, Neha Borugade of Radhikabai Meghe Vidhyalaya stood second and Shamita Mhatre scored the third position.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

ID-UL-FITR celebration in the city with divinity and piety

It has indeed been a festive season with the biggest festivals coming arms in arms with the other. After Ganpati, the celebrations of Eid are underway in the city. 30 days of fasting period have finally given way to the rewards of patience as Id makes its way for all to enjoy. Let’s take a look at how Eid was celebrated in different nodes with utmost communal harmony.

It is true that the Id moon can be seen only once in a year and in the city it has come with blessings and contentment. The end of the holy month of Ramadan is marked by Eid ul Fitr. The following of Ramadan accentuates the fact that Id is celebrated for a reason. The sighting of the new moon opens doors of joys for all and the merriment can be felt in the satellite city as well. Every node of the city had celebrations filled in the atmosphere and people were high on the spirits of forgiving and giving. Id symbolizes a unity, which brings together family and friends who celebrate each other’s company and happiness. Id-ul-Fitr means the 'festival of breaking the fast'. The fast of Ramadan is broken with special prayers and festivities. The 'Eid prayer is very important for all Muslims. It has the merits of the daily prayers, the effect of the weekly convention (Jumu'ah) and the characteristics of annual reunions between Muslims. Each 'Eid is a wholesome celebration of a remarkable achievement of the individual Muslim in the service of Allah. A few believers shared the significance and more about the celebrations on Eid.

MP Dr. Sanjeev Naik, MLC Manda Mhatre and Commissioner of Police Gulabrao Pol and DCPs were present at the Vashi mosque to greet Muslims after Eid Namaaz in the morning. MP Dr. Sanjeev Naik also joined Eid celebrations after Eid Namaaz at Ghansoli Durgah. DCP Ashok Dudhe, ACP Purshottam Karad and other Navi Mumbai Police officials were present to greet Muslims at APMC Market.

Another stop that adorned the divinity of Eid celebrations was Shahbaaz village at Belapur. We also captured Muslims offering Eid prayers at Nerul Jama Masjid and Palm Beach’s Moraj residency. At Bonkode village, the Koperkhairane police officials distributed roses to Muslims after they offered prayers.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

11th Saraswati Samaroh 2009 held in Navi Mumbai

The Navi Mumbai Gujrati Samaj had organized the 11th Saraswati Samaroh 2009 which saw the presence of Thane Guardian minister Ganesh Naik, MP Dr Sanjeev Naik and NMMC Standing committee chairman Sandeep Naik.

The Gujrati community has contributed a lot in the development of Navi Mumbai. The community brought together all the members under one roof under the event Saraswati Sammelan 2009. The event was held at Gujrat Samaj in Vashi. Present as the chief guest was Thane Guardian Minister Ganesh Naik, MP Sanjeev Naik and NMMC Standing committee chairman Sandeep Naik. Thane Guardian Minister Ganesh Naik lit the traditional lamp to seek the blessings of the lord. Speaking to the media, he appreciated the contribution made by Gujrathi community in the development of the city. During the programme, meritorious students were also felicitated with bronze, silver and gold medals. The members of the community felicitated MP Dr Sanjeev Naik with a souvenir. Dr Sanjeev Naik expressed his gratitude towards this honour.



Saturday, September 12, 2009

NMMC Headquarters could be the country’s new iconic marvel

The satellite city would be soon getting an iconic structure in the form of the NMMC Headquarters under construction at CBD Belapur.
It’s been fourteen long years that the first plans of the NMMC HQ was floated by NMMC on the same plot in Koperkhairane where one can see the Reliance Beverly Park. After the bhumipujan in 1995, NMMC gave the reason of the dumping ground being close to the plot and rejected the plot. Finally it was under the headship of first Mayor Dr. Sanjeev Naik, that the NMMC HQ plot was zeroed at the Belapur site but jinx plagued the project due to technical hitches and environment clearances. However, all problems were taken up head on by NMMC until finally the bid to construct the HQ was re-tendered and awarded to Ashwini Infra-development Engineer and Contractors Pvt. Ltd. The latter bid the lowest for constructing the project that is Rs. 89 Crore 99 Lacs 47 Thousand 670. With the construction on the site already in full swing, we met the architects of this iconic structure of the city, Hiten Sethi and Associates. The CEO of the company, that corporation buildings are more of a pride for a city. This particular structure took four attempts but it is finally underway.
The construction is in full swing with the raft of the basements fitted that in another 18 months the structure would be complete. Someone has very rightly said that patience is always rewarded, For over a decade, the corporators and officials of NMMC were waiting to have their own headquarters and as the work begins in full force at the site, looks like the wait is soon going to be over that too in style. For the project promises to not just be an iconic structure and a marvel of a landmark, but the NMMC Headquarters promise to be a civic wonder like no municipal corporation in the country.

Sunday, August 30, 2009

NMSA district level badminton tournament commences in the city

The 23nd District Level Badminton Championship 2009 is soon going to be held by the Navi Mumbai Sports Association in the city. The inauguration ceremony of this tournament was done at the hands of MP Dr. Sanjeev Naik.

The 23nd District Level Badminton Championship 2009 is soon going to be held by Navi Mumbai Sports Association. With the aim of promoting badminton sport and to boost the morale of players to play for national and international level, this competition has been initiated. The Championship is being organised by Thane and District Badminton Association with the aid of NMSA. Present during the inauguration ceremony to boost the morale of the players of MP Dr. Sanjeeb Naik.
The winners of the tournament are likely to be felicitated at the hands of Thane Guardian Minister Ganesh Naik on August 30.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

The Shivsainiks quit party to join NCP

Over 50 party workers from sector 7 in the node on Tuesday deserted the outfit complaining of ill-treatment by leaders of the saffron party and joined the ruling Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) in the presence of Thane MP Sanjeev Naik.The Shivsainiks who joined the Sharad Pawar-led party are Deputy Ward Chief Santosh Sanas, Annasaheb Patil Society President Prabhakar Kashwed, Pramod Thorat, Dagdu Jadhav, Kondiba Gore, Sudhir Kenar, Balu Sawant, Umakant Sawant and others.Congratulating the Sena rebels, Sanjeev Naik expressed confidence that the NCP would do well in the upcoming assembly polls.Naik advised those present at the gathering saying, "Self help groups and other clubs in the area need to register themselves with the concerned authorities so that they can be beneficiaries of the various CIDCO and state government schemes." The MP that added he would see to it that hawkers in the sector get a proper place to put up stalls and sell their products.Besides Naik, NCP Cooperators Komaltai Patil, Harishchadra Waghmare and other party workers were also present at the event.Meanwhile, Shiv Sena Corporator Kashinath Patil said, "The ones you are talking about are those who keep changing their loyalties every two months. Their leaving the organization will not affect our poll prospects to any extent."

Friday, August 21, 2009

MP Sanjeev Naik meet KK people through sansad Aapke Dwaar programme

After being elected as the Thane MP, Dr. Sanjeev Naik initiated his “Sansad Aapke Dwaar” campaign and met the people of his constituency at Koperkhairane. Walking on the footsteps of his father Thane Guardian Minister Ganesh Naik, Thane constituency MP Dr Sanjeev Naik met the people of his constituency and tried to find out their grievances through the campaign "Sansad Aapke dwaar". After paying a visit to Digha, MP Dr Sanjeev Naik visited the residents of KK at Lohana Samaj hall. Dr. Sanjeev Naik stated that with such programmes, he can have a direct conversation with the common man and solve their grievances. He also assured the masses that the various issues that commuters were facing during the travel between Thane and SCT railway station, which included better frequency of trains would be resolved by him at top priority.

Monday, August 10, 2009

The powerful and influential Naik family

”Thane Guardian Minister Ganesh Naik, MP Dr. Sanjeev Naik and NMMC Standing Committee Chairman Sandeep Naik arriving at the same venue made for a powerful picture. Because this is for the first time after MP Dr. Sanjeev Naik won the parliamentary elections that the trio came together on the same dais. The love affair of Navi Mumbai with the Naik family started off with Ganesh Naik and has passed on to his sons so much so that today Ganesh Naik holds two significant portfolios of Environment and Excise in the state, his elder son MP Dr. Sanjeev Naik is the spokesperson of NCP in the parliament and his younger son Standing Committee Chairman Sandeep Naik holds the keys to NMMC treasury. Ask Ganesh Naik what he has to say on the powerful tri that they represent and this is what he has to say.

Indeed with the Guardian Minister Ganesh Naik, MP Dr. Sanjeev Naik and NMMC Standing Committee Chairman Sandeep Naik brought to life the impact of the three most powerful and influential men of the first family of Navi Mumbai.

First batch of NANO cars in Navi Mumbai

Tata’s Nano has reached Navi Mumbai. It was historic moment when the batch of Nano cars was distributed to the customers at an automobile showroom in Nerul. The keys were handed over to the vehicle owners at the hands of Thane Guardian Minister Ganesh Naik in the presence of MP Dr. Sanjeev Naik and NMMC Standing Committee Chairman Sandeep Naik.

When the Nano entered the automobile market, United State President Barrack Obama challenged the U.S. automakers to create a credible model to survive and succeed in the competitive global market. Don't dismiss the Nano as a small, poor man's car that will cause a mere ripple on the world market. The Nano is a radical innovation, with the potential to revolutionize automobile manufacturing and distribution. Popularly known as “the People’s Car” – the Nano has reached Navi Mumbai as well. The first batch of six Nano cars was handed over to the proud owners of the car in an automobile showroom in Nerul at the hands of Thane Guardian Minister Ganesh Naik in the presence of Thane MP Dr. Sanjeev Naik and NMMC Standing Committee Chairman Sandeep Naik. And when they got a chance, how could the Ministers and his sons miss the chance to experience what it feels like sitting in the people's car.

Over the environmental concerns that are being raised with Tata Nano’s launch, Guardian Minister Ganesh Naik said that the idea of the Nano shifting to gas should be promoted. Nano has also given hope to persons with disabilities to have a car of their own provided that the Tata’s consider designing disabled friendly vehicles. Vikram Sinha, the Head of Corporate Relations of Tata Motors says that they would consider this seeing the demands. Excited Tata Nanos owners too spoke to us.

Experts feel that the problems of energy scarcity, environmental pollution and road congestion should not discourage Ratan Tata from making and selling as many Nanos as he can. First, the Nano is more energy efficient and affordable than any other car. Moreover, the explosion of vehicles will force regulators to control pollution, pressure governments to build better roads and motivate innovators to produce more efficient engines. The Nano has the potential of flourishing despite the recession or softening its sting because of its extraordinary low price. It's a radical innovation precisely because it is a poor man's car.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Inauguration of Ambulance for animals by Dr. Sanjeev Naik

Now animals too have an ambulance for them, MP Dr Sanjeev Naik inaugurated the first Ambulance for Animals in NMSA at Vashi.

In Defence of Animals has started an ambulance which will take injured animals to hospitals. The ambulance was inaugurated by MP Dr Sanjeev Naik. This ambulance works on hydraulics with the back door opening slowly and coming to ground level. All one needs to do is put the animal on it and it will lift the animal inside without increasing the injury. Also present for this occasion was Actor Pushkar Shrotri who said that he is an animal lover and IDA has done a fantastic job for the well being of the animals.

The emergency helpline numbers are 9320056581 / 32681418 for Mumbai and 9320056585/ 32681419 for Vashi.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Navi Mumbai Kala Sankul to organize children drama Mahotsav

The Navi Mumbai Kala Sankul and Navi Mumbai Shikshan Sankul have planned two significant events for children. The pioneer of the events – first Mayor Sanjeev Naik gave the details in a press meet.
The first event that the Navi Mumbai Kala Sankul plans to organize is a drama festival for children on the occasion of Children’s Day. The other initiative is quite a unique and significant one. The Navi Mumbai Education Committee plans to conduct an examination for over 7000 students who will be appearing in for their 10th Boards this year. First Mayor Sanjeev Naik said that the aim is to help reduce the fear of the changed syllabus in the minds of students.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Update from NMMC general body meet

In the NMMC’ general body meeting, the proposal to re-start the felicitation ceremony of the student’s excelling in the SSC board examination was accepted by the Mayor and Deputy Mayor at chair. The proposal was backed up by most of the coprorators who were inspired to continue the system, after considering the outstanding performance of Nerul based Supriya Shankar Yadav who scored 90.14% in the SSC examinations, even after studying in the NMMC school based at Nerul, with mere minimal NMMC students, who did not get noticed by any leader or media, and their excellence needs to be acclaimed. Prominent amongst the others was Sudhakar Sonawane who bought about the attention of the General Body towards the serious issue, which would not only appreciate the student’s hanrdwork, but will also inspire them and others to perform well in academics. Corporators J D Sutar and Namdeo Bhagat also backed the proposal. The old system initiated by men Mayor Sanjeev Naik was discontinued since the last four years due to some reasons, will be soon reinitiated by the NMMC, as told by the Deputy Mayor Shashikant Birajdaar.

MP Dr.Sanjeev Naik visits to Thane

It has been a rather sorry state of affairs of the Thane bus service. In his recent visit to Thane, MP Dr. Sanjeev Naik stated that the best of bus services must be provided to the citizens. He was speaking during the launch of the bus service from CST to Hiranandani in Thane. With the increasing population and limited bus service, there was a demand for this.
The bus will leave from Hiranandani at 8 in the morning and will reach CST at 5.20, depending on the needs of the commuters, the frequencies of the buses would be increased.

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Vashi railway station to get better facilities –MP Dr. Sanjeev Naik visits the station

After visiting Thane and Mulund railway station, MP Dr. Sanjeev Naik visited Vashi railway station get to know the problems of the commuter’s hands on.
Vashi railway station is known for its state of the art infrastructure and design. It can also be termed as the busiest railway station of Navi Mumbai. Built in the year 1998, the station is also known as the International Infotech Park built on international standards. However, today it reels under many problems. To get to know the commuters’ issues, MP Dr. Sanjeev Naik visited the railway station in the early hours of the morning. He was accompanied by the station Head master and CIDCO officials. Inspecting the area, he also visited the platform and trains where he spoke with the commuters. Speaking to the media, he informed about the various issues.
He added that he’d take up every issue that has been brought to his attention by commuters with the General Manager of Railways. MP Dr. Sanjeev Naik also says that the railways should allocate special compartments for students during peak hours. While MP Dr. Sanjeev Naik has been visiting railway stations across his constituency and making many promises, how much will the young MP fulfill these promises is something that only time will tell.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

SANJEEV NAIK VISITS THANE RAILWAY STATION

Naik demands land for jetty in Mumbai
Guardian minister pushes water transport project
Thane District Guardian Minister Ganesh Naik demanded that the Urban Haat project should be handed over to NMMC for maintenance. "CIDCO's role is to build such fine projects but ultimately they should be handed over to the civic body for maintenance and upkeep," Naik said during the inaugural function of CIDCO's Urban Haat at the Vishnudas Bhave auditorium on Monday.
Maharashtra Chief Minister Ashok Chavan, who was the chief guest at the function, assured that once the process is completed, the project will surely be handed over in due course of time.
Naik also appealed to the CM to look into the delay in allocating land for a jetty near Radio Club in South Mumbai for the proposed water transport project to connect satellite city to Mumbai.
Naik, who is also state excise and environment minister, has been pursuing the authorities to push the project, which will connect Nerul to Gateway of India.
"Poor transport facilities still remains a hindrance for the city as commuters are stuck in heavy traffic and commuting to Mumbai takes hours. The water transport project can prove to be a boon as people can reach Mumbai in just 30 minutes by jetty. I request the CM to sanction the land at the earliest to facilitate movement on this stretch and provide commuters a viable alternative," the minister said.
Expressing unhappiness with CIDCO's system of allocating land to social organisations, Naik said, "I defer with the system as only the rich organisations will benefit from this system." Chavan promised to do the needful to ensure better transport facilities between Mumbai and Navi Mumbai.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Note concerned of the election code of conduct and vital issues pending for discussions , members waste monthly general body meeting

Keeping aside all the vital issues on the agenda for the day and showing least concern for the limited time the present house has to discuss public issues, the monthly general body meeting of NMMC saw members spending over 4 hours on a felicitation proposal for Navi Mumbai’s first MP Dr. Sanjeev Naik. While one wouldn’t dispute that the MP deserved being honored, the time spent on doing the honors is something the corporators should have thought about.

Navi Mumbai’s first Mayor Dr. Sanjeev Naik is also Navi Mumbai’s first MP; hence it was apparent that this feat called for a felicitation proposal to honor MP Dr. Sanjeev Naik in NMMC. And the general body did – this week. Corporators from all parties praised MP Dr. Sanjeev Naik to the T for becoming the first MP from Navi Mumbai. Beyond any doubt MP Dr. Sanjeev Naik’s victory in the Thane constituency called for this recognition of his work, achievement and win but the hours that the members chose to spend over a felicitation proposal keeping aside all public work proposal on the agenda came as a major disappointment. The general body meetings are held once in a month and this was the first general body meeting of NMMC after Lok Sabha elections. It’s not like the corporators are unaware of how crucial it is to not waste any general body meetings because assembly elections are due soon. Once the election code of conduct comes into effect for the assembly elections, the general body meetings will not be conducted again. This would mean that several of the major public work that are on the agenda will either get less time for discussions or no time at all. This includes the hawker’s policy and major amendments in the development draft of NMMC that is likely to impact the infrastructure across the city. Besides this there were several other public work and questions of corporators that that were on the agenda but not showing a couldn’t-care-less-attitude, members chose to spend over 4 hours in one felicitation proposal. This despite the fact that members had spent another two hours on the same felicitation proposal in the special general body meeting held earlier this month. Such conduct of corporators in the house calls for norms or rules being put in place to limit time on felicitation and condolence proposals in the house so that justice can be done to the issues of public interest and welfare.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Flattery overflows at General Body Meeting


City corporators tried to impress newly-elected Member of Parliament Sanjeev Naik during the Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation's (NMMC) general body meeting held on Thursday at NMMC Headquarters in Belapur. Naik was invited by the House for felicitating him and in this process over four hours were exhausted flattering Naik for his intelligence, generosity and so on. Keeping aside all other issues, the House continued praising Naik. While some corporators insisted on their proximity with Naiks, others pressed on their role during elections and the good old relations with Sanjeev Naik and his family. The corporators also took opportunity to share their memories with the leader. "I stood besides Ganesh Naik (Dada) when he joined NCP from Shiv Sena. Since then I have been with him and was instrumental in gaining popularity for the party. I approached Sanjeev Naik in 2007 and he called me to meet. He took me to Morbe Dam from Belapur and it was then I tasted Morbe dam water. During the trip, we discussed several issues," NCP corporator Anant Sutar said.
The general body was also used by many to send political messages to the rivals as well as promote self interest. "Sanjeev Naik has been my college mate and during college elections also he didn't allowed me to win. However, now since he has reached Parliament, he should meet Rahul Gandhi and inform him about the various problems being faced by the city. Since NCP already have one Member of Parliament, it should leave both the assembly seats in Navi Mumbai to the Congress. NCP should be happy with one MP and let Congress have two Members of Legislative Assembly (MLA)," Congress corporator Dashrath Bhagat said. While corporators were busy promoting themselves, there were others to pull them down. Its not only councillors from NCP, but Shiv Sena corporator Vijay Mane also expressed gratitude towards Sanjeev Naik. "I wish to congratulate Naik for winning the elections and hope that he brings maximum central schemes and funds for the development of Navi Mumbai. At the same time, he addresses problem of people and corporators cutting across party lines." However, Rohini Bhoir, the other Shiv Ssena corporator displayed resentment for spending so much of general body's time only in felicitating Naik. "In our last meeting the general body spent two hours on discussing Naik's victory in general elections and today again four hours were spent on the same topic. General body is held to discuss public issues and such act neglects public issues, besides civic officials keeping aside all work to attend general body so this time should be utilised for some purpose," Bhoir added.
Nonetheless, it's not for the first time that the House has spent hours on flattering party seniors. In the special general body meeting held on June 9, the corporators spent over two hours pleasing Naik's victory. Meanwhile, all the public issues were neglected and the general body meeting ended after Naik's felicitation. When asked, Mayor Anjani Bhoir said, "Sanjeev Naik is our first mayor and was instrumental in implementing many projects during his tenure. Therefore, we decided to felicitate him. During the felicitation, the corporators also raised many problems and Naik assured to solve them."in command: MP Sanjeev Naik soaked in the praises for four hours of the general body meeting.
The credit goes to….
Besides flattering Sanjeev Naik, corporators also claimed credit for backing the NCP Member of Parliament during his victory in the elections. "It's with Congress support that Naik has won the elections, therefore now post-elections he shouldn't forget the party (Congress) leaders. He should address our problems in the same way as he would do to the issues brought by his partymen," Congress corporator Dashrath Bhagat said.
Likewise, another Naik's college mate Avinash Lad appeased his comradeship and claimed that his victory was possible only because of Congress' help. "Congress workers worked very hard during elections keeping the party differences aside. Sanjeev Naik's victory is result of the collective efforts by Congress and NCP," Lad said. Similarly, another Congress councillor Santosh Shetty claimed that Naik's victory in general elections was result of collective efforts by Congress, Republican Party of India (RPI) and NCP.
"Sanjeev Naik has won because of public support. Fifty percent of people voted for candidate, but at the same time he received equivalent support from Congress and RPI as he was the only candidate of the alliance," Shetty said. Commenting on this, NCP corporator Anant Sutar said, "Everyone is busy claiming credit for Naik's victory. Nine months back when he lost the elections he alone took blame for it. At that moment we decided to avenge that defeat."

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

APMC merchants felicitate MP Dr. Sanjeev Naik

A felicitation ceremony was organized at the hands of the Grain, Rice and Oil Seeds Merchants Association at the APMC grain Market at Vashi. The guest of honor was the newly elected MPs Sanjay Dina Patil and Sanjeev Naik.

A ceremony of honor was organized at the Velji Lakamshi Napu – GROMA Hall at Vashi, by GROMA – the Grains, Rice and Oilseeds Merchants Association in order to felicitate MP Sanjay Dina Patil and MP Dr. Sanjeev Naik on account of their triumph in the recent Lok Sabha elections.

Established in 1899, the members of the 110 year old organization also conveyed their concerns like improper amenities at the nearest stations to APMC namely Sanpada and Turbhe, lack of lighting arrangements in the premises, inappropriate medical facilities and various taxes like service tax and entry cess levied on the traders by the central government. Replying to the same, both the MPs assured for considering the issues and problems of the traders and also presenting it in the parliament if required. Last but not the least, they also expressed gratitude to the merchants and traders who played a key role in the victory of the MPs in their respective constituencies.

STP, Parsik Hill park formally inaugurated

NMMC officials wore a proud look on Wednesday when NCP supremo Sharad Pawar, Guardian Minister Ganesh Naik, newly-elected MP Sanjeev Naik and other dignitaries took turns to pat their back.
After inaugurating the STP in Nerul, the team proceeded to Parsik Hills to inaugurate the garden atop Morbe dam's water reservoir following which they attended a function at Vashi. The garden spread across 4000 sq meters offers a breathtaking view of the city and will lure morning walkers and joggers.
The highest spot in the city, water from Morbe dam will be pumped in to the reservoir and then released through newly-installed pipes by force of gravity, thus saving a lot of electricity, explained City Engineer Mohan Dagaonkar. The eco-friendly sewage treatment is the first of its kind in India and boasts of CTECH technology.
The Biological Oxygen Demand (BOD) levels in the treated water are lower than those in River Ganga and can be safely used for domestic or industrial purposes, an official pointed out. Environment Minister Ganesh Naik said, "We wanted to start the good work from home and hope that the project will be replicated across the state."
Morbe dam, situated in Khalapur taluka of Raigad district on Dhavri river, 50 kms away from Navi Mumbai, is the satellite city's one of prime water sources. NMMC selected morbe dam as water supply source, and state government permitted NMMC to take over the dam on November 25, 2002.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

MP Sanjeev Naik meets commuters at bhayander Railway Station

Newly-elected Member of Parliament Dr. Sanjeev Naik wasted no time after taking the oath in New Delhi and immediately sought an audience with the rail ministry to put forth the problems faced by city commuters. The MP was in Bhayander railway station to get hands on information on the problems that commuters face during traveling.

A look at the Bhayander railway station will tell you how much it is in need of more frequent trains. As each train that arrives at the station is quickly filled by scrambling commuters till the train is choked till the doors. It’s not the fault of the people as the commuters inform that there is a variation of atleast 1 hour between trains. Sometime even women commuters have to hang from train entrances.

To get to know this issue of the commuters, newly elected MP Dr. Sanjeev Naik visited the Bhyaander railway station and met the commuters on the train as well on the platform to know about their problems and issues. Speaking to the media, Dr. Sanjeev Naik stated that the Bhayander railway station was over 10 years old because of which the infrastructure was quite old. He stated that there was a need to implement newer plans for the convenience of the commuters by increasing the timing and frequency of trains. Speaking on the demand of a separate train for women, he stated that a survey would be done and then the changes implemented. As of now, the trains are so jam packed that there is no proper space for women, senior citizens or physically challenged.

Dr. Sanjeev Naik informed that he personally met Union Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee and requested her to look in to the demands of the Thane city. Very soon a detailed draft would be prepared by them and submitted it to the ministry. The young MP is leaving no stone unturned and is even meeting ministers of surface transport, shipping and ports next week to seek sanctions for the water transport project proposed by him. If sanctioned, this project will help connect Navi Mumbai to Gateway of India in Colaba and help ease traffic problems in city.

Friday, June 5, 2009

Dr. Sanjeev Naik takes oath as member of parliament in the 15th Lok Sabha

Its official – Dr. Sanjeev Naik took oath in parliament and became the first Member of Parliament from Navi Mumbai who will represent Thane constituency in Delhi.

Together they presented the united colours of India. They dressed differently, took the oath in many languages, swore by God, Bhagwan, Allah and Khuda but the member of the 15th Lok Sabha show cased many nuances of many cultures and a deepening democratic tradition. Navi Mumbai it was a glorious moment as Dr. Sanjeev Naik – Navi Mumbai’s first Mayor was sworn is as Member of Parliament. Taking the oath in Marathi, Dr. Sanjeev Naik became the first Member of Parliament from Navi Mumbai who will represent Thane constituency in Delhi.
Now that the MPs have taken their oath, it is now time to deliver the promises they made during elections in their respective constituency.

Monday, June 1, 2009

Newly elected MP Sanjeev Naik plans water transport services in Thane

The newly elected Thane MP Dr Sanjeev Naik has assured of giving priority and providing water transport in the Thane creek area.

The newly elected Thane MP Dr Sanjeev Naik had proposed to provide water transport facility in Thane creek in his political agenda. In a recently held workshop organized by Agri Samaj Prabodhan in Thane, Dr Sanjeev Naik informed that the water transport project. He also informed that many projects are left half completed due to the lack of attention of the politicians and the Government. During this workshop Dr Sanjeev Naik and MP from Bhiwandi Suresh Taware were present. Present as the chief guest were MLC Manda Mhatre and opposition party leader Advocate Datta Patil.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

'Thank you, Navi Mumbai'

Naik admits that MNS factor played a crucial part
After the victory, a jubilant Sanjeev Naik had only two sentences to say. "The credit for the win goes to my party members and the people who voted for me," Naik said while greeting his party members and followers. An ecstatic crowd lifted Naik and MLC Jitendra Avhad to express their joy. A long car rally around Thane city followed.
He was accompanied by Vashi-based loyalist Bharat Nakhate, former standing committee chairperson Jayaji Nath and other prominent corporators of Navi Mumbai. Both, Congress and NCP leaders as well as party workers from Thane, Navi Mumbai and Mira Bhayander area scrambled to take credit for the victory.
"Thane is no longer Shiv Sena's bastion. We have snatched their votes right under their nose and the pro-development work that we will undertake from now onwards in the entire constituency will ensure that Thane remains with the NCP for many more years to come. The hard work of party members has borne fruit," said a thrilled Avhad, for whom the defeat of a Sena candidate in the backyard is harbinger of great opportunities in the forthcoming Assembly and civic elections.
Congress leader Namdeo Bhagat followed suit and said, "We had predicted a lead of 40,000 votes and the results have surpassed our expectations." Few others contributed the anti-incumbency vote to the fact that Thanekars wanted a change.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Blood donation camp at Vashi

The Tarun Mitra Mandal and Mg Cultural Trust had organized the 66th blood donation drive in sector 14 Vashi. Several people participated in this camp. Present as the chief guest during the event was Mp Dr. Sanjeev Naik, Education Committee Chairman Ravi Iyer and corporators Santosh Shetty.

MP Dr. Sanjeev Naik visits Thane and Mira Bhayander to thank voters

After receiving immense support from voters in the Thane constituency, newly elected MP Dr. Sanjeev Naik visited Thane and Mire-Bhayander to thank the voters.

Thane was known as the stronghold of the Shiv Sena, it was called as the fort of the saffron party. But after 25 years creating history, UPA’s candidate Dr. Sanjeev Naik stood victorious above all odds and broke this rule of the Shiv Sena. To thank the voters for giving him the support for his victory, MP Dr. Sanjeev Naik visited thane and Mira Bhayander where he was welcomed by a huge crowd of supporters. Speaking to the media, he stated that after receiving the support from his voters, it was time for him to fulfill his promises. Already begun on this mission, he informed that got the proposal sanctioned for providing 100 MLD of water in Mira-Bhayander and in the coming two months 30 MLD of water supply would be started.

Speaking on the issue of dumping, he stated that a meeting would be soon held to tackle this issue. He stated that the residents of Mira Road and Bhayander were not just facing difficulty with the rail services but traffic commotion was also a cause of concern for which flyovers should be constructed. Besides this the underground sewerage pipeline work at Mira-Bhayander which got the funding of Rs 450 crore under the JNNURM was underway which will bring relief to the residents during monsoons.

He also stated that he would stay active in providing adequate bus commuting for the commuters of Mira-Bhayander to Dahisar, Borivali, Malad, and Jogeshwari. Under the JNNURM 250 buses have been sanctioned to the Mira-Bhayander Municipal Corporation. While everyone is aware of the progress and development of projects in Navi Mumbai due to the determination and hard work of MP Dr. Sanjeev Naik, voters of Thane and Mira-Bhayander are now hoping that Dr. Sanjeev Naik spells the same magic for their region.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Dr. Sanjeev Naik creates history –Wins Thane Constituency by Margin of 49,000 Votes.

16.05.09,
This isn’t the first time that he has created history and this one is as prestigious and big as the last time. Dr. Sanjeev Naik – the NCP-Congress-RPI-Samajwadi party candidate from Thane constituency has created history by winning the Thane constituency. The win can easily be termed as a thumping victory as Dr. Sanjeev Naik beat his rival saffron alliance candidate by 49020 votes. We bring to you all the moments from the counting center at Thane with this report.

After 25 years if anyone could rock Sena fortress Thane and capture Thane – it could only be Ganesh Naik. That’s why it’s the victory of Navi Mumbai NCP Supremo Ganesh Naik’s magic and goodwill among the masses backed by the dent created in the saffron alliance vote bank by the MNS factor that Dr. Sanjeev Naik has been elected to the parliament from the Thane constituency with a clear majority of 49020 votes. Early morning saw all the three main candidates arrive at the voting center, which included NCP-Congress-RPI-Samajwadi Party candidate Dr. Sanjeev Naik, BJP-Shiv Sena candidate Vijay Chougule who arrived with MLA Eknath Shinde at the venue and MNS candidate Rajan Raje along with most of the other 30 candidates who filed their nominations from the Thane constituency. Another prominent candidate that no one missed was Mangesh Khade – the third gender candidate from this constituency.

From the moment the counting began at the counting center at Thane, the lead to the NCP candidate Dr. Sanjeev Naik started with a few thousands votes.. As the counting proceeded, every round kept mounting the lead for Dr. Sanjeev Naik. By noon, it was clear that the win for the UPA candidate was definite and that the counting would only seal the number of votes with which Dr. Sanjeev Naik would beat his nearest rival. While many expected MNS candidate Rajan Raje to put up a good show – Rajan Raje went beyond expectations as he garnered an average of over 5000 votes in each of the 25 rounds of the counting sessions. And finally secured a huge 1, 34, 840 votes. No points for guessing that this was a direct dent to the saffron vote bank that procured 2, 51, 980 votes. By the end of the counting session – the Rajan Raje factor became the single biggest reason for the victory of Dr. Sanjeev Naik with the final results of the Thane constituency looking like this :
NCP’S DR. SANJEEV NAIK – 3, 01, 000 votes
The presiding election officer made the formal announcement of Dr. Sanjeev Naik’s election as the Member of Parliament from the Thane constituency. Dr. Sanjeev Naik walked in the counting center as a young veteran party leader of NCP but he walked out of the counting center as seasoned MP Dr. Sanjeev Naik who has again created history by becoming the first MP from Navi Mumbai.

Factors to Dr.Sanjeev Naik’s Victory

16.05.09,
He went, he saw, he conquered – that’s the story of this young man who has conquered Thane – that is believed to be the Shiv Sena castle. While there are many factors that lead to the victory of NCP’s Dr. Sanjeev Naik in Thane constituency, there is no denying that Dr. Sanjeev Naik has achieved what many believed was unachievable. And credit for this first and foremost goes to Navi Mumbai’s first family – the Naik family’s work of continuously promoting secularism & brotherhood in Navi Mumbai. The work done by the Naik family headed by Ganesh Naik in presenting the secular & vibrant image of Navi Mumbai at all levels is incomparable. The results of these elections are a proof that voters across Thane constituency have acknowledged his work and have great respect & affection for the Naik family.
And the secular magic of Ganesh Naik has spread from Navi Mumbai to the entire Thane constituency. Besides this, Sharad Pawar’s road show and dal bal efforts with two sabhas in this constituency also hit the right chords with the voters.

The victory could definitely not have been possible for the credentials of the candidate himself. Dr. Sanjeev Naik’s experience and work record as the first Mayor of Navi Mumbai, his hard work, clean image and educational qualifications appealed massively to voters. May be that’s why in an interview with media News itself, Dr. Sanjeev Naik had voiced confidence of a victory. The tradition of secularism & communal harmony is the hallmark of the Naik family & Dr. Sanjeev Naik makes one believe that it is being followed generation to generation. The results have proved that the support to the Naik family was never as heady and strong as it is now.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Dr. Sanjeev Naik Wins Thane seat with margin of 49,020 votes

DNA News,
The celebrations begun at 9 am when NCP candidate Sanjeev Naik had a clear lead of 350 votes after the initial five rounds of counting for the Thane Parliamentary constituency held at Wagle Estate in Thane on Saturday. Giving a big blow to Shiv Sena-BJP alliance in its traditional bastion, Naik, the elder son of Maharashtra Minister Ganesh Naik, won by a clear margin of 49,020 votes becoming the first Member of Parliament from Navi Mumbai.

While Naik grabbed 3,01,000 lakh votes, his rival Vijay Chauguley of Shiv Sena polled 2,51,980 votes. Political observers attributed the stunning success of Naik to the 'MNS' factor, which ate into the votes of the saffron alliance. MNS candidate Rajan Raje's substantial count of 1,34,840 votes surprised many. Even BSP candidate Avanindra Kumar Tripathi performed well bagging 14,192 votes. The cheering was accompanied by whistles and slogans in favour of their beloved leader. By 10 am, the scene resembled a party with flags flying high, loud beating of drums and party members dancing their way to glory.

Though Naik walked out of the counting booth only after 2 pm, the eager crowd had become so impatient by then that the police officials had to resort to force to control the huge mob. A large number of women party members too had gathered at the counting booth making preparations to welcome Naik with garlands and traditional 'aarti'. After 11 am, the women were seen engaged in an animated conversation about what dress to wear for the evening party.
A heavy police bandobast was seen in Thane and many were upset for not being allowed inside the centre. An area of 1 km around the centre was cordoned off by police. Many criticised the choice of the counting centre too as the secluded industrial area had no food outlets or seating arrangements.

The large crowd of people who had gathered to cheer their leader and mediapersons had a tough time killing the long hours in the sun before the final result was declared at 2 pm.The lone tea vendor, however, made brisk business through the day. 'Jai Ho' remained the favourite slogan all day through.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

South Indians, North Indians, Christians And Worker Groups Rally Behind Sanjeev Naik.


Sanjeev Naik Wave Sweeps City
DNA, Navi Mumbai.

29.04.09,

Even as Navi Mumbai is going to the polls on April 30, the Congress-Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) alliance candidate Dr.Sanjeev Naik is receiving tremendous support from various communities, associations and leaders from across the city.

On Monday Keralites residing in the city held a procession from Airoli till Vashi expressing support to Naik. “I will support a candidate, who is secular-minded and work for the people. I am sure that Naik will stand up to our expectation,’ said a keralite who participated in the rally.
Likewise, Uttar Bharatiya and Bihari associations expressed their support to the NCP leader. Various associations working among these communities like Nagrik Kalyan Sangh, Uttar Bhartiya seva Sangh, All india Indira Gandhi Vichar Manch followed suit expressing their support for Naik. Moreover, Hindu Mazdoor Kisan Panchayat, Bhimsangram and RPI (Democratic) have declared their support for Naik in a recent held meeting. These outfits have a strong following among municipal employees, hawkers, salesman, rickshaw drivers, contract workers, call centre employees, mall employees, and taxi drivers.

Similarly, Santosh Shetty, Who is a Vice President of Karnataka Sangh, Navi Mumbai came openly in support Naik. “ I am personally approaching all South Indians residing in the city to vote for Naik.South Indians have always backed Congress. This time also, we are requesting them to maintain their stand for the sake of the city. In addition to this, we have visited city temples like Shaneeshwara Temple, Nerul and Mokambika temple, Ghansoli requesting their support,” stated Santosh Shetty who is also a Chairman of city’s Bunts Sangh.

Even Ravi iyer of South Indian Welfare Association has assured the support of the city’s Tamilian community.

Monday, April 27, 2009

RPI (Ektavadi) extends Support to Sanjeev Naik.

27.04.09,
RPI’s Ektavadi party has announced its support to Thane Loksabha constituency candidate Dr Sanjeev Naik. Despite 22 candidates from the RPI contesting for the Loksabha polls from several regions, the party has extended its support to UPA candidate Dr Sanjeev Naik in Thane. RPI Ektavadi Director Gangaram Indise informed that in order to restrict the growth of religiously inspired powers and form an association, the party is supporting the UPA candidate Dr. Sanjeev Naik.

The party is hoping that their candidate will resolve issues concerning the minority and backward classes like the implementation of atrocity law, shelter to slum dwellers residing on forest land and others.

We are with Sanjeev Naik: Keralites.

DNA, Navi Mumbai
April 28, 2008,

Hundreds of Members of the Malayalee community in the satellite city, led by some of their prominent opinion leaders, marched in a rally from Mahape to Vashi Yesterday evening.

The all-Malayalee rally voiced its support for the NCP candidate Sanjeev Naik and urged the members of the community residing in the nodes of Ghansoli, koparkhiarane and Vashi to follow suit and ensure that they turn out to vote for Naik. The rally was organized under the auspices of the Dakshin Bhartiya Seva Sangh, headed by prominent Malayalee Sasi Damodaran, who is also the chairman of NMMT. Nearly 3000 members of the community’s association turned out for the rally, which commenced around 5.00 pm and continued well past 9.00 pm by the time it wound up in Vashi. “We, as a community, are voicing our support for an educated, sincere candidate to represent the educated people of Navi Mumbai in the Parliament,” said Damodaran.

The rally was originally stated to commence from Airoli, but was re-scheduled from Mahape at the last moment due to security reasons. Members of various local Malayalee associations, religious bodies and organizations also joined hands for the rally under the banner of the city-based Dakshin Bhartiya Seva Sangh.

NMMC Corporator sabu Daniel too spoke out in favour of Naik, “We are taking the rally to express our solidarity towards the NCP party. We applied for proper police permission for the same and conducted the rally in a systematic way.”

The rally by Keralites is a first-of-its-kind effort in the satellite city. Where in an entire community-and-an influential one at that- has poured onto the streets to express its support for a political candidate.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Major Boost to NCP Candidate Dr.Sanjeev Naik as Sharad Rao’s Unions Pledge to Support Him.

24.04.09,
Navi Mumbai Municipal Workers Union have pledged their support to UPA candidate Dr. Sanjeev Naik. The same was informed by the President of the Union, Sharad Rao during a press conference in Vashi.
This comes as great news for Thane Lok Sabha constituency’s UPA candidate Dr. Sanjeev Naik as he has officially got the support of a significant section of workers unions. This includes the 4300 contract workers pledging their support to for Dr. Sanjeev Naik. The announcement comes within a year of Ganesh Naik’s initiative of bringing parity in the wages of contract labours at NMMC at par with permanent workers. The other unions that have pledged their support to Dr. Sanjeev Naik include workers under the union of the Thane Municipal Transport, auto rickshaw unions and 8000 BEST workers of Meera Bhayander 8000. This support could impact nearly 25000 voters in the Thane constituency. This was announced in a press conference held by the Navi Mumbai Municipal Workers Union at NMSA, Vashi where the President of the Union, Sharad Rao pledged their support to Dr. Sanjeev Naik.

He also informed the campaigning being done by the union for the elections. With the support of the municipal union, Dr. Sanjeev Naik’s position in the Lok sabha elections has strengthened all the more.

After Mayor-Ship, I Continued my Social Work in Education and Sports in Navi Mumbai and Thane, Says Dr.Sanjeev Naik.

25.04.09,
UPA candidate Dr. Sanjeev Naik is confident that the work he did after leaving the Mayor’s office were equally earnest in its endeavor to reach the masses.

Many know that UPA candidate Dr. Sanjeev Naik has gone to public for votes showing a track record of the work that he was able to do for the city from the Mayor’s office in NMMC. But after he quit corporators-ship and subsequent Mayor-ship at NMMC, he continued to reach out to the masses with his other initiatives he says. This includes the preparatory examinations for SSC students that he conducted for all schools in Navi Mumbai early this year.

Giving an example he says that somewhere this attempt helped students to mentally overcome the fear of board examinations. Another initiative undertaken by the NCP party under the leadership of Dr. Sanjeev Naik included the Navi Mumbai Krida Mahotsav 2009. Sounding excited about the tremendous response the drawing competition organized by them received in Navi Mumbai and Thane, Dr. Sanjeev Naik says that he is encouraged to do better.

Dr. Sanjeev Naik has also been seen on various stages and platforms in Navi Mumbai to promote art, heritage and culture of natives and migrants in a city that is come to be known as Mini India. Speaking on the need to do this he says. All said and done, Dr. Sanjeev Naik’s social initiatives are pretty popular in Navi Mumbai but will it help decide the course of his fate in his favor during these parliamentary elections, we’ll soon find out.

Sharad Pawar keeps his Promise- Addresses Rally for NCP candidate Dr.Sanjeev Naik in Koperkhairane

25.04.09,
NCP Supremo Sharad Pawar had promised to give in all that he could to campaign for his candidate from Thane constituency Dr. Sanjeev Naik in the Lok Sabha elections 2009. And the leader kept his word by arriving in Navi Mumbai the very next day of his own elections.

This is NCP Supremo Sharad Pawar addressing a rally of party workers and supporters in a rally in Thane on the day when his party candidate Dr. Sanjeev Naik filed his nominations from Thane constituency. Keeping his promise that after the 23rd of April, he will put all his focus on Dr. Sanjeev Naik’s campaigning, NCP Supremo Sharad Pawar arrived in Navi Mumbai to address a rally for UPA candidate Dr. Sanjeev Naik. Thousands gathered on the grounds at Koperkhairane for the rally that saw the participation of Thane Guardian Minister Ganesh Naik, State Minister Dr. Patangrao Kadam, RPI Chief Ramdas Athavle, MLC Manda Mhatre, Navi Mumbai Mayor Anjani Bhoir and Navi Mumbai Congress Chief Namdeo Bhagat. Addressing the rally and appealing the voters to vote for their party, NCP Supremo Sharad Pawar said that the nation needs to bring those political parties into power who have the potential to address the immediate concerns of the nation, to take it to greater heights and those who practice secularism and communal harmony. He also praised Dr. Sanjeev Naik and said that to he was proud that his candidate, Dr. Sanjeev Naik had handled the office of the Mayor of Navi Mumbai very effectively and had a clean and cultured image in the public. While the elections campaigning will close on with more roads shows and rallies, only the voter’s will decide the fate of the candidates in the race to the parliament from the Thane constituency

Friday, April 24, 2009

Sanjeev Naik’s 5-Point plan for the Future City.

DNA Mumbai News
25.04.09,
Congress-NCP candidate from Thane constituency Dr Sanjeev Naik recently launched his official website http://www.sanjeevgnaik.com/ in a bid to have more interpersonal interaction with the citizen.
In addition to the inaugural ceremony of the website he also announced his five pointers for the Thane Lok Sabha constituency.

The site is being viewed as a step towards giving citizen an upper hand while addressing their issues with the candidate. The site is equipped with information pertaining to his achievements and links to prominent Websites of the party.
“People in my constituency can use this platform to post issues they are facing which will be personally monitored so as to enable me to address the same with-in 24 hours. Internet will help me to understand the issues and work upon them more closely,” Naik Said.

The five pointers announced on the occasion attempt to cover all major grievances faced by the public. This includes solving water crisis, providing healthy living, addressing traffic concerns, controlling pollution and rehabilitation of slums. Accordingly, the candidate intends to bring excess water from Morbe Dam to Thane in future to bridge the water requirement.

He assures to start with water transport, monorail in the constituency. Installation of sewerage treatment plants in the constituency and planting more trees to protect the environment have also been mentioned in the pointers.

NCP- Congress RPI alliance candidate Sanjeev Naik seeking the blessings of an elderly voter during his campaign.


Vashi Times ,

Sanjeev Naik is banking on the good work he has done during his tenure as Navi Mumbai mayor.

“The electorate of this constituency is clever enough to know the value of their vote on a candidate with dubious pat,” said Sanjeev Naik while addressing media persons in his campaign trial.

“Our party was instrumental in construction of the Morbe Dam, which will take care of the water requirement of Navi Mumbai and its adjoining areas beyond 2020,” said Sanjeev Naik. Further adding that the Property Tax rates for Navi Mumbai has not been increased for last few years as promised by the Guardian Minister Ganesh Naik.

On April 23, Sanjeev Naik “unveiled” his “five mantras” for the constituency’s rapid development which is:


1) Solving water crisis – by bringing the excess water from Morbe Dam to Thane in future to fulfill water requirement.
2) Healthy living – by replicating his success in getting the Cleanest City Award for Navi Mumbai to Thane and Mira-Bhayander as well.

3) Solving traffic problems – by starting sea transport and mono rail in the constituency which will not save time but also reduce the traffic on raod and help to develop reliable and low cost transportation in the region.

4) Pollution Control – by installing sewerage treatment plants in the constituency and plant more trees to protect the environment.

5) Rehabilitation of slums – through SRA similar to Mumbai’s Dharavi slum redevelopment and making the dream come true of the slum dwellers to own a house in a building.

To support his vision, Sanjeev Naik also launced his official Website –

www.sanjeevgnaik.com – to reach out to the masses. He said, “People in my constituency can use this platform to post the various issues they are facing and I personally will be monitoring their problems. I will try to address the issues raised within 24 hours. I ca thus work closely with people for their benefit.”

Dr.Sanjeev Naik, who became mayor of Navi Mumbai at the young age of 23, has proved his ability to work for the welfare of the masses.

New Shining Bombay
24-04-09,
While there has been a drastic geographical change in the erstwhile PARLIAMENTARY CONSTITUENCY due to delimitation, the width of one of the new and resultant constituencies has not changes much. That means a candidate for a single constituency, such as Thane-Belapur, will have to represent an area right from Navi Mumbai to Thane,Bhayander and Uttan, as one of the major developing areas.
The interests of the people in this constituency are as varied as are the locations. Navi Mumbai has outgrown the initial expectations of the Government and CIDCO and has become a real city in readiness for the crown in the 21st Century.

While the upcoming elections are being held on such an electrol canvas, the political equations are in for fertile adjustments for a secular candidate. These equations could mean that the NCP-Congress-RPI Candidate Dr.Sanjeev Naik stands a little taller than his opponents in the electrol fray. With the latest developments, Samajwadi Party has provided open support for him along with the faction held by Ram Vilas Paswan. In another political development Mr.Hitendra Thakur of the Vasai Vikas Aghadi has spoken very high of Dr.Sanjeev Naik and has Provide full support of the Aghadi for him. It is not yet known to whom this success is to be attributed but it is a fact that most of the RPI factions have joined hands and provided full support for Dr.Sanjeev Naik.

What is it that will make the NCP-Congress-RPI candidate Dr.Sanjeev Naik clicks with the Voters?

The question was put to selective lot of voters from different Legislative Assembly segments of the constituency. The consensus was that he is educated, well groomed politically and has done something worthy to prove his merits in Navi Mumbai. Although the answers varied for a question like why the turnout was low for the elections held six months earlier, most of the voters felt that the turnout this time will show a remarkable improvement. The increase would have been attributed to general awareness campaigns put up by various organizations.
There should be a contact office and the smallest of the small complaints should reach the elected representative. He should understand the aspirations of the common people in his constituency and should have viable solutions to their genuine problems.

The elected representative should be resonant with their legitimate demands, and considering that he would be a parliamentarian, should have abilities to expressly put these demands before Central Government for action. As a public servant they should be squarely aware about public service.

In the Present nomination for the Thane-Belapur Constituency, Dr.Sanjeev Naik has emerged as a mature candidate for his party as well.

This is Irrespective of the fact that he happens to be the son of the Maharashtra Minister and NCP heavyweight Mr. Ganesh Naik.

An open letter to my constituency voters – Why Me? - by Sanjeev Naik

24.04.09,
New shining Mumbai,
In an advertisement appearing on television Channels lately, a youth is shown interviewing a candidate who comes seeking his vote. The candidate takes umbrage; however the youth is adamant stating that he needs to know the candidate’s record before voting. While the reaction of the candidate is on expected lines, the act of the youth is a welcome change that is visible in the voters today.

The incidents of the 26/11 have shaken and stirred the conscience of all Indians. Everyone has realized that no one is detached from the happenings in the country. This is our country and we have to fight it enemies together, united.

For this it is very important that we set our house in order first. The awakening amongst the countrymen is translating into questions and thoroughly analyzed decisions. Gone are the days when elections were considered by most as a day of public holiday. There is an urge now to ensure that one is heard and heard well. The people are speaking out and are determined to ensure that their voice is carried by the right people to the corridors of power where the actual decisions are taken.

The 15th lok Sabha will be a test of the resolve of the people and a litmus test for the candidates.
This is the age of the youth. And only the youth have it in them to make a difference to the scheme of things. 75% of our country today is below the age of 40 years. Unfortunately just 7% of the MPs today are from this age group. It is time for Change.

I, Sanjeev Ganesh Naik, a candidate of the Congress, Nationalist Congress Party and RPI Alliance very humbly appeal to you to vote for me. To give me an opportunity to serve you, our state and our country. And I don’t appeal to you to take this decision blindly.

I reiterate that this time when you vote, stop to think first. Analyze me and all the other candidates from our 25 Thane Lok sabha constituency. Take into account our past record, experience, work for the society, dedication, Integrity, Credibility, character and image. Grade us all and I am sure, you will understand that my appeal to you for your precious vote is based no on the quest for power but backed by consistent performance and the right credentials.
I had the good fortune of being born in a family that has always been dedicated to social service. My father Shri.Ganeshji Naik, has always been a social worker first and then a politician. His efforts for the upliftment of the workers, the locals, his proactive stand in welcoming the new settlers of the city and helping them to identify with the regions, his progressive ideas, developmental work and his secular credentials are all a matter of record.
I was initiated into a social service at a very early age. The official recognition came with me becoming the Mayor of Navi Mumbai at the age for just 23 years, in 1995, the youngest in the country as recorded in Limca Book of Records.
I decided to use my age to my advantage and took decisions which traditionalists thought were very bold or may be even reckless. I however was very clear bout what I wanted for my city.
In a decision that will benefit generation to come, I, as the Mayor of Navi Mumbai acquired Morbe Dam for the City, when nobody in the state was ready to touch the almost shelved project. Today, NMMC, the only corporation in the country, post independence to own a dam, does not just have enough water for its residents to ensure a 24 X 7 Supply, but also surplus water to cater to the needs of those residing outside the city. This in the scenario when water supply is a major concern throughout the world is an unprecedented achievement.

I have always stressed on hygiene, efficient civic services and the need to involve the citizens in various projects to improve the conditions in the city. This helped NMMC win the prestigious Sant Gadgebaba cleanliness campaign of the State Government.
I conceptualized the three sewage Treatment Plant (STP) projects based on the advance C-Tech technology from Australia. The STPs are being developed in Vashi, Nerul and Airoli. The water treated here will be almost as good as drinking water. The water will be used in industries, for gardening and washing purposes. NMMC will be able to sell the water for commercial gains. The project will help reduce pollution in the creek where such water was earlier released.
My efforts have converted the dumping ground from an eye sore polluting necessity to a city resource. The Solid Waste Management programme in Navi Mumbai is arguably the best in the country with the recommendations of the Supreme Court to protect the environment, being implemented completely. The projects for reducing the emission of the poisonous methane gas, the earning of Carbon Credits, recycling of garbage into fertilizer and fuel at the Turbhe dumping ground have received international appreciation and recognition.

I believe that ones culture and heritage is a true source of inspiration for all of us. Through my organization Navi Mumbai Kala and Krida mandal, I have helped promote Maharashtra’s rich culture along with providing the city with its own tourist attractions and heritage. The magnificent statue of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj gallantly riding a horse and the depiction of the life of the Maharaj through the engraved murals at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Chowk in Vashi has become tourist attractions by themselves.
I have also ensured that the young ones of Thane District get the right platform to exhibit their talent. Millions of children have received encouragement and had an opportunity to participate in various competitions like “Chitra Bharati, sports meets, drama competitions etc organized by Navi Mumbai krida Sankul. I have also been involved with the successful pulse polio campaign at the local and National level.

In association with the Akhil Bharaitya Natya Parishad, I have promoted dance and drama in the city, Local artistes, bhajan mandals as well as top artistes of the state and country have been felicitated and encouraged through various concerts and programmes.
My selfness service to the city has been appreciates at the highest level. I have recently been conferred a “Doctorate” by the International Tamil university of Maryland USA. The honour is recognition of the services rendered by me towards environmental conservation, health and hygiene. The Sewage Treatment Plant project and my work in National polio Prevention campaign have come in for special mention.
I have also worked hard to help the city get funds and grants from the state and Central governments for its infrastructural projects.
The hallmark of a success full social worker is his ability to successfully and efficiently implement his plans for the benefit of the common man, on a wide range of issues, simultaneously. I believe,

I a social worker to the core, have accomplished this and more.
Being a youth has helped me to be progressive, have a vision that is helping change the face of the city that is witnessing world class development.
I have vowed to dedicate not just my youth but my life for the service of the people. I believe I am the candidate that we are all looking for to lead us to progress and prosperity. A man with the clean image for the 25 Thane Lok Sabha constituency. I am your very own candidate.
I have explained to you my qualifications. Time now for you to check out the others and then take an informed and well judged decision. I humbly believe you will agree with my view point and my candidature.
Press the button adjacent the “Clock” symbol when you go to cast your precious vote on April 30, 2009. Vote for Progress and prosperity. Vote for character.

Your Very Own
Dr. Sanjeev Ganesh Naik.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Congress-NCP-RPI Candidate from Thane Constituency Dr.Sanjeev Naik Releases Party Manifesto.

22.04.09,

NCP-Congress-RPI candidate Dr. Sanjeev Naik released his manifesto during a press conference which included many burning issues concerning Navi Mumbai, Thane and Mire-Bhayander.

NCP-Congress-RPI candidate Dr. Sanjeev Naik presented his manifesto in front of a huge gathering of media persons in Vashi. The manifesto included some of the most burning issues of Navi Mumbai, Thane and Mira-Bhayander. Some of the issues included were water shortage, water transport service, basic amenities and ring-route rail service. He also expressed concern over the fact that many voters would be going to their native place during the time of voting day which may have a huge impact on the outcome of votes. However, he was hopeful that voters will come out that day and vote.

Present during the release of the manifesto was Navi Mumbai Congress President Namdeo Bhagat, MLC Manda Mhatre, Mayor Anjani Bhoir, Deputy Mayor Shashikant Biraajdaar, Opposition leader Ramakant Mhatre and others.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Manifesto released by Sanjeev Naik.


NEWSBAND
22.04.09

Vashi: Dr. Sanjeev Naik, the nominee of NCP-Congress-RPI (Athavale) alliance for the Lok sabha election, has released his party’s election manifesto, CIDCO Director and DCC President Namdeo Bhagat, MLC Manda Mhatre, NCP Navi Mumbai district president Gopinath Thakur, RPI (A) District President Sidram Ohol, Mayor Anjani Bhoir, Dy Mayor Shashikant Birajdar, opposition leader Ramakant Mhatre, Corporator Vitthal More, were present on the occasion.
Here are the few highlights of the manifesto

For NAVI MUMBAI

  • Get maximum possible Funds Sanctioned from Center & MMRDA through JNNURM, for Economic upliftment of the Constituency’s Poor people, and projects like Palm Beach Flyover & other Facilities.
  • Enhancing the status of Navi Mumbai Railway Stations at par with International standards & by Public Demand, have 12 Coach Trains started…
  • Start Seaways Passenger Ferries!..
  • Establish Airport & Monorail Services
  • Get as many as possible Outstation Destination Trains to pass Through Belapur junction…
  • Establish Ring-Rail-route Connecting Uran-Belapur-Vashi-Panvel-etc…
  • DEVELOP Tourist spots wherever possible on the CRZ reserved shorelines
  • Establish entertainment spots like Boating Clubs, etc.
  • Speedup the work on Bharat Ratna Dr.Babasaheb Ambedkar bhavan
  • Erect a Memorial of renowned social worker &literature Late Annabhau Sathe, the leader of Matang Community.
  • Establish a cultural Center especially for the original inhabitants of Navi Mumbai the Agri-Koli community.
  • Establish sports complexes Swimming pools wherever possible in Navi Mumbai
  • Aggresively follow-up Vitava underpass clearance from the center, which is pending since ages.
  • Build Fencing Wall beside Rail-tracks & nurture Greenery on the outer side….
  • Get Employment Reservations & Income Source Sanctions for the Financially Affected by the Railway Acquisitions…
  • Have the Unutilized Immoveable CPWD Properties Transferred Under Navi Mumbai Mahan agar Palika, and Develop them to the Benefits of Navi Mumbaikars!..
  • Develop International standard Planetarium, Museum& Aquarium.
  • Have ‘Skywalks” Constructed at all possible road crossing points, from people’s safety point of view.
  • To make Navi Mumbai women Financially Sound, get funds sanctioned from Central Govt. for the Mahila bachat gats (Women’s saving schemes).
  • Assure ample 24 x 7 Water supply to the city for years to come, by implementing advance technology &reduce loop holes leakages.
  • Try& get the maximum possible benefits from central Govt’s public welfare schemes, to reach Navi Mumbaikars.
  • Establish and independent Tehsildaar’s office, to meet the administrative needs of Navi Mumbai’s fast growing population.

Our Manifesto for Thane

  • Resurvey & solve the Waste- management & dumping-ground problems.
  • Develop an international standard railway station in-place of the Mental hospital &start monorail.
  • To supplement Thane’s ample water –supply, try & avail as much possible disbursements from the Maharashtra Govt sanctioned funds, for the Shai Dam.
  • Start ‘piped cooking Gas’ supply project.
  • mprove-n –increase CNG fuel supply pumps for local vehicles.
  • Try for ‘Conveyance Deed’ of housing societies from State Govt.
  • Solve problems of slum on MIDC land.
  • Penalize &regularize all possible unauthorized constructions of the city on basis of Ulhasnagar.
  • Attract National & international tourist by building International Shallow water park & also create jobs for locals.
  • Try& create exclusive routes for heavy outstation vehicles. & ease the local traffic load.
  • Develop an International standard Zoo at Manpada.
  • Establish one day Entertainment activities center for the Middle –Class.
  • Develop Eco-friendly tourist spot on the lines of Matheran near the Thane city on beautiful green Mountains.
  • Redevelop dilapidated structures by getting additional FSI sanctions from Maharashtra Govt.
  • To Provide all facilities to had a residential complex in Thane just Like Mumbai & get the required permission for the same.
  • Properly use the U.P.A’s ambitions projects to build dream houses for the poor people in Thane City.
  • Try & get Long –Distance trains to halt at Thane Station.
  • Improve Thane Station & also establish a passengers lodging.
  • Establish Thane- Vashi Karjat-KAsara harbor rail links of the 12 Coaches, increase Frequency.
  • Try 7Get More Ladies Special Local-Trains Started.
  • Relocate the divisional M.S.E.B office at Thane for proper distribution taking into consideration the increasing population in the city.
  • Boost the Telephone Exchange Capacity.
  • Try & Get Additional Power sanction form the Center & solve load Shedding Problem.
  • Try to Get Justice to the effected farmers by making changes in the CRZ rules to get better rates for the farm land.
  • Increase Number of Post offices.
  • Get Additional Funds’ Sanctions for Savings Schemes.
  • Establish beneficial projects for Young ladies through the Government.
  • Start establishing Ghodbander- Baalkum service road according to Plans.
  • As much as possible try 7save medium &small-scale industries of Thane by establishing consistent rapport with the Industrialists & industrial World.
  • Try to reroute & extend Ghatkopar-Mulund Mumbai Metro train to Borivali via Ghodbunder.
  • Convert Thane MIDC into IT MIDC & create maximum employment for youth.
  • Develop international convention center not available at present near Mumbai.
  • To reduce the trafiic congestion & pollution from the center of the Thane city ( Navpada, Jambhi naka, Tembhi Naka, Bazarpeth) develop a station outside the city. Also built a skybus form this station to the main areas.
  • Provide special life Insurance & Medical policies for Senior Citizens & build Heart, Neuro, Uro Super Specialty hospital on the plot of mental hospital.
  • Develop International standard educational projects under the sub Division of Mumbai university in Thane city.
  • Build a Business Management center in Thane on the lines of London School of economics.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

NCP candidate Sanjeev Naik’s Interview

The Indian Express,
Thursday, April 16- 2009,

Q 1 Have you been introspecting after your defeat in May 2008 in the Thane Parliamentary by- polls?
Ans: Yes, of course. There were several reasons for the defeat. First: We Didn’t get expected lead in Navi Mumbai owing to the large number of Non-Marathi Population. Second: We did not got expected lead in Navi Mumbai owing to the large Number of Non-Marathi Population. Third: my nomination was announced quite late and we had very less time for preparation to cover the large Thane constituency. Since the defeat, we have devoted our time into analysis of the poll data and trying to fix those problems.
Q 2 Since the victory of BJP’s Ramchandra kapse in 1989, Thane Seat has been dominated by the BJP-Sena combine and has several pockets with loyal voters of the saffron alliance. Do you plan to canvass in such areas?

Ans: I will campaign in all area irrespective of their political leanings. So far the response I am getting from the people who are “So Called Sena-BJP voters’ is overwhelming. I will also be campaigning in Naupada in Thane city which is traditionally considered to be full of saffron voters and I have years of performance to show to the people.

Q 3 What are the Issues that you are highlighting in your campaigns?

Ans: I will be showcasing Navi Mumbai to the people of Thane. The Planned development is for everybody to see. I Strongly feel that candidates should have vision and my vision is holistic development. In Navi Mumbai we have worked towards reducing the impact of rapid urbanization on the environment . Navi Mumbai’s is the only civic body to have its sewage treatment plant. I believe other civic bodies should also have their own sewage treatment plants. I also have plans for decentralization of sewage treatment plants with the big housing complexes having their own sewage treatment plants.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Sanjeev Naik’s hectic campaigning, meetings scheduled on the 38th Birthday.

15.04.09,
It’s a birthday he will remember forever. Amidst hectic electioneering, Naik will Celebrate his birthday today. “I would rather be surrounded by friends, followers and well-wishers than sit at home. This is not the time for Merry making,” said Naik who turns 38.
Naik went home at Balaji Gardens barely for an hour on Tuesday late night to seek the blessing s of parents and spend some time with his family before rushing to Bhayander. “I have packed schedule on Wednesday. We had a family get-together on Tuesday Night and then I went back to Bhayander where I have to attend meetings from 8 am to 10 am. The restof the day will be spent in Thane,” said an enthusiastic Naik.

In the meanwhile, his friends and party members pledged their support on the eve of his birthday. NCP corporator Jayaji nath Said,
“Our birthday gift would be that we would work even harder and reach out to more people. W e will seek people’s blessings and ensure that our leader wins the forthcoming elections with a huge margin. That will be the best birthday gift.”
With barely ten days left for voting, Naik has his hands full and is busy trying to woo people in the Thane constituency are educated persons. 74 percent of the total voters reside in the city and semi-urban pockets.
The changing population dynamics has forced political parties to redesign their poll campaigns. Issues related to infrastructure, transportation, housing etc have emerged as matters of prime importance, Naik said during interview.