Saturday, August 24, 2013

Blogger couple set to receive int’l award


NET savvy Krishna Kumar Yadav and his wife Akanksha have been contributing to literature through blogging for years now Last year the couple was awarded by the CM with ‘awadh samman’ for new mdeia blogging and ‘blogger of the decade’ award

ALLAHABAD: The net savvy couple Krishna Kumar Yadav and his wife akanksha Yadav who have carved a nicha in new media of creativity – blogging – have been selected for International awards ‘Parikalpana Sahitya Samman’ and ‘Parikalpana Blog Vibhusan Award’ respectively by Parikalpana Group for their contributions to literature through blogging.

The coveted awards would be conferred on them during the ‘International Blogging Conference’ to be held on September 13-14 in Rajbhawan at Kathmandu, Nepal.

KK Yadav is employed as director postal services in Allahabad region. Last year the couple was awarded by chief minister Akhilesh Yadav with ‘Awadh Samman’ for new media blogging and ‘Blogger of the decade’ award on completion of 10 years of Hindi Blogging.
“I entered the field of blogging in 2008 with ‘Shabd Srijan Ki Or’ and ‘Dakia Dak Laya’ while Akansha started blogging with ‘Shabd Shikhar’ in the same year. Within months, we started receiving response from people across the globe,” said KK Yadav.

The couple’s blogs have also motivated a number of people to enter the field of blogging and provide new dimension to Hindi blogging through their literary creativity.

“My blogs focus on social issues, heart touching poems and informative research articles whereas those of Akanksha touch the issues relating to women, child welfare and society and her creations reflect women empowerment,” added Yadav.

The creations of this couple are published regularly in various reputed papers, magazines and on internet in web magazines. Six books of Krishna Kumar Yadav have also been published, which include collections of poetry and essays, a book on 150-years of India Post and non-fictional work, ‘Krantiyagya: 1857-1947 ki Gatha’. A children book, ‘Jungle me cricket’ is also authored by Yadav.

A creation of Akanksha – ‘Chaand par pani’ – has been published. “It is a proud moment for me and my family members. I started writing glogs to express my literary creativity and am happy that now my blogs are being viewed by hundreds of readers from across the globe,” said Akansha Yadav.

 A number of national as well as international bloggers are expected to be present in this conference to discuss social aspects of new media such as blog, website, webportal and social networking sites.

The couple’s daoughter Akshitaa (Pakhi) was in 2011 awarded ‘Best baby blogger’ award for her glog ‘Pakhi ki duniy’ and is also the youngest ‘National Child Award winner’ of India.
             
Courtesy: Hindustan Times, 24 August 2013


Rising Blogger Couple : i-next (24 Aug. 2013) में ब्लागिंग हेतु काठमांडू में केके यादव व आकांक्षा को सम्मान की चर्चा। 

Saturday, August 10, 2013

India Post offers designer envelope for Rakhi


ALLAHABAD: The Postal department has launched designer envelopes to ensure fast and safe delivery of rakhis, symbolic of girl's love for her brother. These water resistant envelopes are available in various designs and are also resistant to wear and tear.
Director, postal services of Allahabad region, Krishna Kumar Yadav said that these envelopes available in sixes of 11 cm x 22 cm were priced at Rs 7, excluding postage charges.
As these envelopes have been especially designed for the purpose, they are light-weighted and address can be printed or written on it easily. "India Post logo is printed on the upper left portion of these envelopes with Rakhi inscribed in English. The envelopes have a special peel for easy seal and as such there is no need for gum or adhesives. Their special designs will help in sorting and the receiver will also be happy to receive them," he said.
These envelopes are already on sale in GPO and would be made available at all post offices across the region in the next couple of days.
Meanwhile, the department has made special arrangements for Rakshabandhan. Mr. KK Yadav said that department has made arrangements to separate Rakhi Mail from ordinary one. Specific letter boxes and collection boxes have been installed in post offices. Rakhis posts dropped in these boxes are being cleared the same day through special bags to ensure timely delivery. Besides, special labels will be posted on Rakhi envelopes for their prompt delivery. This arrangement will be available up to August 20.

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Retired postal official’s ode to love


DIBAI, BULANDSHAHR DISTRICT: Kaesar Kala in Dibai is now famous for its own modern-day Shah Jahan, Faizul Hasan Qadari. A retired postal assistant, Qadari is building a replica of the Taj Mahal in memory of his late wife, Tajamulli Begum, in this small village in UP's Bulandshahr district. 

"My wife did not ask me to build a Taj Mahal for her. In fact, she had never seen it but I wanted to do something for her," said Qadari, 78, of the 5,500-sq-ft memorial that he is constructing on his two-acre farm. "Since we didn't have kids, she used to say that when we die, nobody will remember us. So after she passed away in 2011, I thought I would construct this tomb. People in the village will never forget us." 

The replica, which he has named 'Yaadgaar', has been designed by Qadari. He had seen the original on a visit to Agra for a training programme in 1974, and from a picture on the cover of a guidebook he bought then, he and a local mason are today copying the structure in white marble replica stone. "I did approach an architect in Aligarh last year to help me. He charged Rs 3,000 but I didn't like his drawings. After that I used the guidebook that I have since my training days," Qadari said. It's a grueling task, and they have made mistakes. "The dome had to be reconstructed as it was tilting on the right side," he revealed. 

Qadari has invested his entire savings of Rs 9.3 lakh in the project, but four months ago, work had to be stopped due to lack of funds. "Whatever I had has been put into it, and I had to sell my wife's jewellery also. People have offered me loans but what will I tell my wife in the afterlife, that I constructed it for her using loaned money? Never," said Qadari, who is now saving his Rs 9,000 monthly pension to restart the project. "By next year, I'm hopeful of saving Rs 50,000 to buy more stone." 

Ask about his wife and Qadari lights up, and shows her photos. "Ours was an arranged marriage but I fell in love with her the moment we were married. We spent a good 58 years together and all the while she supported me," Qadari said. Living alone today, he turns to poetry to express his feelings and even sleeps with his wife's tombstone that has a couplet written by him, which reads, 'Na koi Sheesh Mahal hai, na koi Taj Mahal hai, hai Yaadgaar-e-Mohabbat, yeh pyaar ka mahal hai'. "Once the tomb is ready, this tombstone will be fixed," he said, revealing that in the meantime, people from the village are using the memorial as a recreational spot. "They dirty the place and it's difficult to keep it clean. I try to shush them away but my old legs don't work the way they used to," said Qadari, who has reserved the grave next to his wife for himself. 

Coping with pain in his knees, he finds it difficult to stand for long. But he wakes up every day looking at 'Yaadgaar' from his bedroom window. "I have told everyone that when I die, I have to be buried next to my wife, inside the structure," he concluded. 


Courtesy : Times of India, Aug 4, 2013, 04.37AM IST TNNMaria Akram ]

Sunday, August 4, 2013

डाकघरों को नये नेटवर्क से जोड़कर बनाया जायेगा और उन्नत : कृष्ण कुमार यादव

डाक विभाग के अधिकारियों व कर्मचारियों को डाक परिचालन में नित हो रहे परिवर्तनों से रूबरू कराने के लिए एक दिवसीय कार्यशाला का आयोजन दिनांक 04 अगस्त 2013 दिन रविवार को वाराणसी कैंट प्रधान डाकघर में किया गया। कार्यशाला का उदघाटन इलाहाबाद परिक्षेत्र के निदेशक डाक सेवायें श्री कृष्ण कुमार यादव ने किया । इस अवसर पर वाराणसी पूर्वी व पश्चिमी डाक मण्डल एवं रेल डाक सेवा वाराणसी के कर्मचारियों ने कार्यशाला में भाग लिया। कार्यशाला में मेल नेटवर्क अनुकूलन परियोजना के बारे में पावर प्वाइंट प्रेजेंटेसन द्वारा प्रस्तुति देकर डाक अधिकारियों एवं कर्मचारियों को अद्यतन किया गया।


            मुख्य अतिथि के रूप में इलाहाबाद परिक्षेत्र के निदेशक डाक सेवायें श्री कृष्ण कुमार यादव ने कहा कि डाक विभाग का मूल आधार डाक सेवाएं हैं । डाक का स्वरुप भले ही बदला हो, पर डाक आज भी कम नहीं हुई है। आने वाला दौर पार्सल पोस्ट, लाजिस्टिक पोस्ट, व ई-कॉमर्स का है, एवं डाक विभाग इस और कदम बढ़ा चूका है। डाक सेवाओं को हाई-टेक टेक्नोलॉजी से जोड़कर ई-पोस्ट, व ट्रैक एंड ट्रेस आधारित स्पीड नेट, आर-नेट जैसी सेवाएं दी जा रही हैं। इसी प्रकार सामान्य मनीआर्डर को इलेक्ट्रॉनिक मनीआर्डर व इंस्टेंट मनीआर्डर के रूप में लोगों ने ज्यादा सराहा है। श्री यादव ने कहा कि भारतीय डाक विभाग ने आमजनों द्वारा प्रयोग की जाने वाली डाक सेवाओं जैसे कि स्पीड पोस्ट, रजिस्टर्ड पोस्ट आदि के  प्रसंस्करण, पारेषण और वितरण में अभूतपूर्व परिवर्तन कर इनकी गुणवत्ता सुधारने हेतु मेल नेटवर्क अनुकूलन परियोजना परियोजना शुरू की है ।

प्रोजेक्ट ऐरो एवं मेल नेटवर्क अनुकूलन परियोजना के तहत डाक सेवाओं की नियमित मानीटरिंग की जा रही है और डाकघरों का चेहरा भी ’लुक और फील’ के तहत परिवर्तित किया जा रहा है। डाक निदेशक श्री कृष्ण कुमार यादव ने कहा कि डाक विभाग की आधुनिकीकरण परियोजना के अंतर्गत कई डाकघरों ने नए नेटवर्क पर काम करना शुरू कर दिया है । सिफी व बी एस एन एल द्वारा उपलब्ध कराये जा रहे इस नेटवर्क द्वारा शहरों ही नही बल्कि ग्रामीण डाकघरों में भी निर्बाध इंटरनेट कनेक्टिविटी उपलब्ध होगी ।आने वाले दिनों में क्रमवार सभी डाकघरों को प्रोजेक्ट ऐरो के तहत जोड़कर नई टेक्नोलाजी एवं सीबीएस जैसी सुविधाओं से आच्छादित करते हुये और भी हाई-टेक बनाया जायेगा।
                                   
            निदेशक डाक सेवायें श्री कृष्ण कुमार यादव ने सहायक डाक अधीक्षकों/डाक निरीक्षकों का आहवान किया कि वे अपने क्षेत्रों में डाक वितरण एवं सम्प्रेषण की उचित मानीटरिंग करें एवं यह सुनिश्चितय करें कि सभी डाकघर स्पीड पोस्ट व रजिस्टर्ड पोस्ट हेतु बनाए गए विभागीय सॉफ्टवेर पर कार्य करें। उन्होने कर्मचारियों से कहा कि वे नई तकनीकी के हिसाब से अपने को तैयार करें ताकि वे अपनी सर्वोत्तम सेवा देकर विभाग की सेवाओं का व्यापक क्रियान्यावन कर उन्हें आमजन तक पहुचाने में सहयोग दें सकें।


            इस अवसर पर उत्कृष्ट कार्य करने वाले डाककर्मियों को निदेशक डाक सेवायें श्री कृष्ण कुमार यादव ने सम्मानित भी किया। इस अवसर पर प्रवर अधीक्षक डाकघर श्री शिव सहाय मिश्रा, डाक अधीक्षक श्री आर० एन० यादव, पोस्टमास्टर श्री एस० के० पाण्डेय,  सहायक अधीक्षक आर० सी० राम, आशीष श्रीवास्तव, निरीक्षक दीपक कुमार, बृजेश शर्मा, आर के श्रीवास्तव सहित तमाम अधिकारी एवं कर्मचारी गण उपस्थित थे।