Last time, I was not able to register myself for Aadhar card due to heavy rush in the nominated place for registration in Thanjavur. Identifying my name in the list is also time- consuming and difficult. Professionals such as doctors, lawyers, schoolteachers, and government employs had to leave their place of work and spend several hours at the centre to enrol themselves. The centre on first floor of a building does not have a lift which cannot be easily reached by old people and heart patients. As done in passport office, the date, time and region-wise may be given fixing previous appointment so that one can go at the appointed time avoiding rush, queue, and confusion. Considering all these problems, the place and system of registration may be changed suitably with preference being given to senior citizens.
Dr. N. Mohandas,
Lack of road sense
I am 60 and I migrated from Chennai recently. For the last 40 years, I had been commuting by car in Chennai. I am shocked about the lack of road sense among the drivers in Thanjavur. No body cares about road traffic rules in the town. Pedestrians walk on the road, children ride two-wheelers, more than two people travel on two-wheelers and mini-buses violate every rule in the book.
R. Giridhara Subramaniam,
Uzhavan Express which comes to Thanjavur at 7 a.m. In the return journey, it leaves for Chennai at 8.45 p.m. After arrival at Thanjavur junction, the entire rake is kept idle from dawn to dusk. A new superfast train can be introduced between Thanjavur and Egmore in day time by utilising the Uzhavan Express rakes. If the train leaves Thanjavur Junction at 8 a.m. and reaches Chennai around 2 p.m. it would be a great boon to the travelling public.
Northeast monsoon is in the offing. Before the spread of various infections by mosquitoes and other insects, the municipal authorities should start immediately anti-mosquito fogging throughout Thanjavur and should continue doing so every week to curtail breeding of mosquitoes.
Dogs cause nuisance
Street dogs in large numbers in Gandhinagar in Kumbakonam are causing hardship to pedestrians. Besides the school, the City Union Bank administrative office is located there. It is difficult to ride a two-wheeler or go by walk in this area and it leads to accidents because of heavy chase made by street dogs along with the people and two-wheelers. Since, the Gandhi Nagar Road is busy now I request the local authorities to catch all the street dogs to avoid untoward accidents.
Buses skip stops
Arasur is situated on Thanjavur–Tiruvaiyaru route. There is Sri Baladhandayuthapani temple on this road which attracts devotees particularly on Krithigai days. Last Krithigai Day on September 24, we were waiting for the town bus to go to Thiruvaiyaru. It was designated bus stop. But the town buses from Thanjavur to Elakurichi and another bus bound to Veeramangudi did not stop. The TNSTC during the Krithigai days operate special buses. But the crew chose not to stop the buses in authorised bus stops.
Street dogs in large numbers at Gandhi Nagar in Kumbakonam, have become a nuisance to pedestrians. Besides a school, the City Union Bank administrative office is situated there. It is difficult to ride a two-wheeler or walk in this area. Since Gandhi Nagar Road is busy now, I request the local authorities to take steps to control the street dog menace.
In most of the temples, especially in those run by the HR and CE, it is rare to hear the sound of “mangalavadyam”. I appeal to the department to employ talented artistes and keep the art of Nagaswaram and Thavil alive. I recall the deeds of B. Sundararaman of Pazhamanari village who had been doing ennobling deed for the past several years in welcoming and nourishing proficient and efficient young Nagaswaram and Thavil artists during every Navarathiri Festival at his place.
The Sixth Pay Commission had recommended that whenever the total DA/DR exceeds 0.5 per cent, it should be merged with the basic pay/basic pension. On January 1, 2011, the DA/DR was 51 per cent. About 50 per cent was not merged as recommended. If the government issued orders for merger, the Seventh Pay Commission will find it easy to re-fix the pay and pension from January I, 2016. The present DA/DR is 90 per cent. If merged it will be 40 per cent. The trade unions should press for the implementation of mergers.
The State government’s freebies are yet to be distributed to the residents of Ullur village panchayat, although stocks have been received. The freebies have been distributed in the surrounding villages.
Smart class is designed to help teachers in meeting with new challenges and developing students abilities and performance. Such classroom is available only in a few private schools. The Tamil Nadu government has recently decided to set up smart classrooms at select schools. It is a welcome step taken by the government. Such modern classrooms with e-learning and Internet facilities should be extended to all government and government-aided schools to make the teaching-learning process more interactive and enhance the subject-understanding among the students.
A. Haja Abdul Khader,
Khadir Mohideen Collee, Adirampattinam.
The underground drainage work undertaken by the TWAD Board in Ariyalur has not been completed. This causes untold hardship to the residents of Ariyalur. The authorities should speed up the work.
All the streets in the Gandhigram South Housing Board Colony in Karur should be named and necessary information boards erected at the entry point. Necessary complaint and suggestion boxes should be provided for periodical opening by the housing board and municipal officials for early redress of the genuine grievances.
Recently, three children were killed in a temple festival in Tiruvallur district because of fireworks accident. Why such unwanted fire works to be used? Why the people are not applying their mind in doing such dangerous fireworks? These fire works can be stopped. Firing crackers should be stopped once for all in the interest of saving the innocent lives.