What does the public need most – raising statues or the development?
In the MC meeting, councillors fight over raising the statue and naming the Chowks after their party’s idols instead of considering the actually relevant issues for the wards.
India politicians as well as the representatives of the political parties at every level, focus more on the advertisement and petty acts of naming the popular places after their idols. For example, in the recent meeting of the MC Shimla, the councillors delicately fought for the development of their wards. On a serious note, Disha Thakur, the councilor of the Summerhil ward, made the MCShimla accept her proposal of naming the Summerhill Chowk after the Shaheed Bhagat Sing, which, with an equal dedication, was opposed by the BJP councillors. Finally, after some heated arguments, it was decided that the Summerhill Chowk will be named after the Shaheed Bhagat Singh and the statue of the same will be raised, while Boileaugang will receive the statue of the Swami Vivekanand. Although, the Boileaugang needs street lights badly, but the statue would compensate for that.
What a great benefit to the public of 0these wards. Let the roads remain in pathetic conditions, benches wrecked, and the roadside drainage system waiting for a maintenance, as these issues have been doing for the past many years. The MC meetings must focus on building statues and fight over naming the Chowks. The petty issues of the public relevance and development of the area can wait. So what if the 2 KM road, leading from Boiluganj to Summerhill, has become one of the most terrible roads in Shimla? The statue is the first preference and it must not wait. After all, the public needs them
We mean no disrespect for the freedom fighters, the great philosophers and the saints who contributed towards the nation, but we must say, the same meeting should have focused on improving the condition of the ward, maintain the roads and many other issues, which are actually relevant for the development of their ward.
HW had submitted a complaint regarding the poor condition of the road that leads to Summerhill from Boileaugang on 18/04/2012. However, no one bothered to consider it.
A few images depicting the condition of the Summerhill ward.