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Member of Parliament (Lok Sabha) from New Delhi Constituency, BJP National Spokeswoman & Supreme Court lawyer Mrs. Meenakshi Lekhi

 
 
 
Smt. Meenakshi Lekhi is a lawyer of Supreme Court & socio-political activist. She has worked on several important cases like banning of lotteries in Delhi, Shantimukund rape case, and special prosecutor for Jyoti Dhawan's case. She has been involved with several NGOs and Commissions for Women Empowerment. She has also been member of the drafting committee of "Women Reservation Bill" & "Problem of Sexual Harassment at Workplace". She has been taking various lectures at NHRC and gender training programmes with various Ministries. She is also regular on television debates on various national channels on several issues of national importance.
 

Global Roundtable in Kathmandu

India Today organised a Global Roundtable in Kathmandu, Nepal ahead of the ongoing SAARC summit. I was part of the roundtable on "Uniting Against Terror in South Asia" and 'Overcoming Stereotypes & Gender Barriers - Women in South Asia'

‘Zero Waste’ project at Lodhi Gardens

New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) launched ‘zero waste’ project at Lodhi Gardens on Tuesday.An initiative very much in line with Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan! This project which I am monitoring since inception was first successfully tested by the Central Public Works Department (CPWD) at the Buddha Jayanti Park in New Delhi, and later a field trial was done at India Gate, where 8 tons of daily organic waste was processed. 

Recent Activities

Since 2nd Nov till today, this past week saw numerous activities starting with "Rahagiri Day" at Cannought place,New Delhi. Rahagiri kickstarted with Swachhta Abhiyaan which from now onwards will be a routine work on every Rahagiri Day. After that high spirited "Enactus-SRCC" Marathon was flagged off spreading the message of Nation building with consistent effort.
 

Meenakshi Lekhi - The New Delhi Palate Festival 2014

The New Delhi Palate Festival 2014, an Indian version of the Taste of London, is a ongoing three-day fair, started on Friday, brings over 40 restaurant brands, 12 chefs, 3 embassies and 22 solo operators in the food business all at one place - the Nehru Park, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi.

Yesterday, I joined this biggest food festival Delhi has ever witnessed. Delhi, as the national capital, has been a melting pot for the entire country's cuisines and cultures. This palate festival will be a great way of bringing out our diversity with even greater grandeur along with other international cuisines. With Punjabi Farzi cafe to Chokola for the dessert lovers, from cooking classes to gourmet pop-ups - I wish everyone a weekend of tingling taste buds and culinary delights!

 

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Events

Swachh Bharat Mission
As part of Swachh Bharat Mission, today Urban Development Minister Shri M.Venkaiah Naidu ji inaugurated.
   
Bhai Duj
Today the 5 day festival of Deepawali culminates with the celebrations of Bhai Duj.
   
Deepawali
Today on the auspicious occasion of Deepawali, accept my Heartiest Greetings.

Recent Media



India Today Global Roundtable: Gender stereotyping in South Asia (Part 1)
At the recent India Today Global Roundtable event in Nepal, our guests - Meenakshi Lekhi, Hina Rabbani Khar, Anuradha Koirala, and Nisha Adhikari, spoke about gender roles, stereotypes, barriers in South Asia. Listen in. 

 
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Meenakshi Lekhi - Painting of Kerbs, Bollards and Dividers 

New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) came up with an idea of painting of kerbs, bollards and dividers in red/pink and green colours in parts of Council’s area. The New Delhi Municipal Council had decided to switch to these colours for aesthetic purposes; the red sandstone was to match the historical architecture in New Delhi and the green was to match with the landscape. 

NDMC tested these colours on Vinay Marg for a year and recorded that there was no objection to the change of colours. The intention behind this move may have been harmless, but, research shows that use of these colours can prove to be unsafe. 

I had already written a blog (http://blogs.economictimes.indiatimes.com/Chargesheet/use-road-safe-colours-for-kerbs-red-green-combination-unsafe-for-motorists/ ) on the subject matter covering the requisite technical aspects. 

In this regard backed by sound technical and related arguments well in favour of using conventional yellow - black colour scheme for dividers and kerbs, I took up the issue with Hon'ble Urban Development Minister Sh. Venkaiah Naidu Ji. After a detailed analysis on the subject and consultations, Hon'ble Minister in principle is of the same view of restoring the conventional colour coding that is yellow-black at sites where it was changed and continue with the same practice as usual thereafter.

Hence taking care of the consensus with Hon'ble Urban Development Minister on the issue of colour scheme all efforts will be put in this direction to restore to yellow-black and maintain the status quo thereafter. 

Its important to mention that no work on yellow and black has yet begun and on the contrary deliberately calling reddish pink as orange tantamounts to deceptive campaign of camouflaging wrongs! The idea is to move ahead by doing the course correction keeping in mind that, "What is required, should be done to achieve common good" and thats the function of politics!

In the end I will conclude by extending my sincere thanks to Hon'ble Urban Development Minister Shri Venkaiah Naidu Ji for agreeing to restore the colour scheme of dividers and kerbs to yellow-black from "faulty" pink/red-green ones!

Meenakshi Lekhi on Pakistan and Hurriyat Conference


 
 

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