J’s Altruistic Initiatives
A True Statesman & Social Reformer in Action
♣ Statesman – “A statesman or stateswoman is respected, skilled and experienced political leader or figure. In most respects, a statesman is the opposite of a politician. Politicians are thought of as people who will say or do anything to get elected or to gain power. A statesman is someone who does everything for the common good of the people he or she represents. To call a person a statesman is a mark of high regard for that person’s integrity. To call someone a politician usually implies the person is worthy of very little esteem. For example, George Washington is almost always called a statesman. An elder statesman is a term often defined as an older politician or advisor who is thought to be above normal politics.”
♣ Social Reformer – ” A social reformer is anyone who advocates for reform of a certain area of society. “Crusader” and “meliorist” are used as general synonyms for social reformers. “
Types of Reformers.
Abolitionists, or Emancipists, for example, were social reformers who focused on putting an end to slavery.
Controversialist: A person who begins many disputes and enjoys controversy.
Civil Rights Activists: who focus on ending racial stereotypes in society. In the 19th century in England, chartists were social reformers who advocated for better economic and social conditions for workers.
Prohibitionists were those who wanted to outlaw the production of alcohol in the country.
Environmentalist: An individual who aims to protect the environment.
Women’s Rightist Advocates: For equal rights for women.
Freedom Fighters & Rebels: are also normally considered social reformists.
Pacifists who want society to change but do not believe in using violence as a means for change.
♣ From 1992 to 1995 he was the CONVENOR of EXNORA for Karnataka, where he actively propagated the message of Solid Waste Management, co-ordinated with the Bangalore Mahanagara Palike, BDA, BMRDA and the Government to solve the Garbage Problems of the city. He helped in locating dumping sites and implemented the innovative, self-sustaining model of door-to-door segregated waste collection and disposal system.
♣ In association with Sterling tree magnum and Maxworth Orchards, through EXNORA he donated 1200 plus tricycles to BMP for waste collection. In the process, he assisted the University of Netherlands to research Solid Waste Management and held an International Seminar at IISc., Bangalore. He was part of the Disaster Management Team of the Government of Karnataka during the PLAGUE epidemic scare.
♣ For the last 30 years, he has been living in Bengaluru Fort amidst murder threats and attempts by the various nefarious elements and Mafia in Kalasipalyam and has successfully tamed most of the undesirable elements with a social change by changing their attitudes to ensure peaceful living leading to a better quality of life. From 2013, he has been single-handedly fighting the Transport Mafia in Kalasipalyam and the FORT locality, where they have created terrible traffic jams leading to many deaths of patients in the ambulance who were very near to the three major hospitals in the vicinity. These transporters have also been causing lead poisoning in the locality with their diesel fumes.
♣ Survived a Murder attempt in 2016 masterminded by the Transport Lobby and spearheaded by the Traffic Police Inspector, who was later suspended. He authored the “Bengaluru Fort Area Welfare Trust”, bringing the residents of Fort locality out of the threat and fear they have been living in for multiple decades. He has been driving the objectives of the “Bengaluru Fort Area Welfare Trust.” Coordinating with BBMP, BWSSB, BESCOM, POLICE & TRANSPORT DEPARTMENTS to cleanse and transform the Fort Area from all its perils. BFAWT has been gaining support to transform the Original Heritage Bengaluru into a “Jewel in the Crown” of modern Bengaluru, with its project titled “Heritage Bengaluru Fort’s Ripple Effect for a Euphoric Impact!”