Kids freeze while VIPs stay warm in Gujarat kite festival

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    PredictablyMalicious Punjabi Senior Member

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    AHMEDABAD: Around 2000 municipal school children were forced to sit in the open in the cold at the Sabarmati riverfront waiting for dignitaries to arrive for the kite festival in Ahmedabad on Sunday.

    They had been waiting from 6:30am on a chilly morning and were there to perform a 'yoga' drill for the inaugural function of the kite festival. But the VVIPs they had been waiting for — various dignitaries including chief minister Narendra Modi, revenue minister Anandi Patel and senior BJP leaders like Sourabh Patel — all arrived wrapped in wollens only at 10am.

    Most of these children had got up by 5am to assemble at their schools from where they were brought to the venue clad in their white tee-shirts and trousers. The shivering children made a pitiful sight.

    A few hours prior to the event, the schoolchildren were forced to take off their sweaters, wear saffron-colored 'Gandhi caps' carrying the BJP's campaign slogan for the Lok Sabha polls 'Ek Bharat Shreshth Bharat' and made to wait for the VVIPs.

    The children did make some attempts to get back their jackets and sweaters but they were shooed away by watchful organizers. In sharp contrast, the organizers themselves were wearing several layers of woolens to beat the cold.

    "We gave them glucose biscuits to eat. Braving such cold would only make their bodies stronger. It's a chance for these children to show their skills to the world. They were in their drill uniforms," said Jagdish Bhavsar, chairman of the municipal school board.

    Kids freeze while VIPs stay warm in Gujarat kite festival - The Times of India
     
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    PredictablyMalicious Punjabi Senior Member

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    So now it turns out Modi has not only failed to develop Gujarat's infrastructure,but also that he is heartless and doesn't give a damn about schildren. Also, he fosters a VIP culture in Gujarat, which Kejriwal is working diligently to chip away at. Interesting stuff.
     
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    So Times thinks that Modi and his VIPs should have been dressed in school uniforms, fallen in line etc.......

     
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    Mmmmm.. glucose biscuits.

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    A chauhan "अहिंसा परमो धर्मः धर्म हिंसा तथैव च: l" Senior Member

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    Jammu and Gujarat are too distant and it appears from your post. As a kid I always woke up 5.30am and took bath so what is new in that ? :confused: even we woke up for 5km run for a month at 3.30am , my parents never complained. So far as students not being allowed sweater is concerned just apply your brain and think who is responsible for that and check the time when Modi arrived. :doh:
     
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    Editor:"Hey guys, it's been a while, we need to write some dirt about Modi"

    This is what they came up with :lol:

    If this happened to be AK/AAP, the headline would be "Children brave the cold, wake up early just to meet AK" :p
     
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    :eek: :eek: :eek: Seriously ??
    :facepalm: :facepalm: :facepalm:
     
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    pmaitra Moderator Moderator

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    No, Times of India probably thinks that Modi, the architect of the Vibrant Gujarat, should have gotten up the moment his alarm clock started vibrating and ringing, and arrived on time, instead of causing the children to vibrate in the cold.
     
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    Change it to Thrash of India
     
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    PredictablyMalicious Punjabi Senior Member

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    Modi fanboys only use logic selectively. They are unable to use reason in matters concerning their prophet. :tsk:
     
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    From now onwards, it is Narendra Modi (PBUH/EVBUH). :lol:

    PBUH - Peace be upon him.
    EVBUH - Election victory be upon him.
     
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    A chauhan "अहिंसा परमो धर्मः धर्म हिंसा तथैव च: l" Senior Member

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    I want to scratch my head just like Prem Chopra scratched his head after hearing "Fatte Mohabbat" in Golmaal-3 :desert: :lol:
     
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    My point is, during my school days I too had to wake up at 4:00 AM, jog, exercise while our school day dignitaries arrived at 10:00 AM; I am sure you too had to. No one blamed the then chief minister of leaving us frigid :p :p :p

    The moment it is Modi, you expect him to arrive at the same time the children did.....

    LIke someone pointed out earlier, had it been kejriwal or even the congress, the times would have said that the children braved the cold to receive the VIPs....

     
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    My point is, if the children arrived at 6:30 am, the function start time must have been no later than 7:30 am. The fact that the trundling VIPs arrived at 10 am, proves that there is no sense of punctuality and responsibility amongst the next wannabe Prime Minister of India, and his retinue.
     
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    :hail::hail::hail::laugh:
     
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    I am yet to see any function where the invited VIP arrives earlier than 9:00 AM.

    Again, Modi would have been wrong if his schedule was for 7/6 AM and he arrived at 10..... do we know if this was the case.

     
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    pmaitra Moderator Moderator

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    Start reading from the bottom-most line and move upwards, in the same spirit as you are responding to my posts.

    no better than the rest!
    that Modi is
    you are saying
    In other words,

    to be late?
    Modi also has
    does that mean
    usually late,
    other VIPs are
    Just because all
     
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    northernarunachalpradesh Regular Member

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    so within two weeks of AAP-CONG marriage your focus has changed from corruption bashing to modi bashing?
     
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    pmaitra Moderator Moderator

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    I have not taken any side in the Delhi Assembly elections.

    What I am doing here is Late-Latif bashing. Whether it is Modi or Rahul, if they are late, they will be bashed.
     

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