Saturday, December 31, 2022

Governing Council Members of NGPL 2023


Governing Copuncil members of NGPL

Founder & Chairman : Shri Prime Point Srinivasan 
President : Smt Priyadharshni Rahul
National Convenor : Shri Sridhar Raj 

NGPL Governing Council Members 

Shri Srinivasa Gopal (Technical Expert)
Shri Mayavaram Ameen (MMK)
Smt Hemalatha (BJP)
Shri Partha Reddy (Independent)
Shri Siddharth Mani (BJP)
Shri Vinod (INC)
Shri Ibrahim Bhasha (DMK)
Shri Rakesh (MNM)
Shri Vadhiraj Kulkarni (BJP)

NGPL to organise a workshop to Politicval leaders soon

Zoom meeting of NHPL members on 30th Dec 2022

Members of NGPL met over Zoom on 30th Dec 2022 to discuss about the future plans.  It was decided to identify active members across all political parties and to conduct a workshop.   Priyadharshni Rahul, National President requested all politically active members to take the advantage of this Forum.  

Prime Point Srinivasan (Founder and Chairman of NGPL) and Srinivas Prabhu (Retired Joint Secretary of Lok Sabha Secretariat) were also present and shared their views.

Priyadharshni Rahul (National President) and Sridhar Raj (National Convenor) will be working out the plan for the workshop in consultation with the new Governing Council, to be announced .

Friday, April 16, 2021

NGPL - Interactive session with T K Rangarajan, Former MP and Senior CPIM leader


NGPL - Interactive session with T K Rangarajan, Former MP and Senior CPIM leader

NGPL Interactive session with Shri T K Rangarajan, Former Rajya Sabha MP

On 15 April 2021,  evening NGPL had organised an interactive session in Tamil through Zoom with Shri T K Rangarajan, Former Rajya Sabha MP and a Senior leader of CPIM.  Around 25 young political leaders and active workers of different parties participated and interacted with Mr TK Rangarajan.

During the entire session of nearly 75 minutes, the young participants from different ideologically opposite parties maintained high level of dignity respecting each other.  The questions and the responses were focussed on developing political career ethically and the skills needed. 

Mr T K Rangarajan (81)  is one of the highly respected Political leaders in India having served 12 years in Rajya Sabha.  

Please watch the useful interactive session in Tamil.  He has shared lot of tips for young leaders for their development. 

Wednesday, March 24, 2021

11th edition of Sansad Ratna Awards 2021 - A brief Report


 11th edition of sansad ratna awards 2021

(Sitting L to R : Shri Arjun Ram Meghwal,  Shri Sunil Arora, Justice Shri A K Patnaik, Shri Shrirang Appa Barne - Smt. Priyadharshni Rahul on the podium)

11th Edition of Sansad Ratna Awards 2021


The 11th edition was held on 20th March 2021 at the prestigious Constitution Club of India, New Delhi.  Shri Sunil Arora (Hon’ble Chief Election Commissioner of India) and           Justice Shri A K Patnaik (Former Judge, Supreme Court of India) presented the Awards during the Awards function.  Shri Arjun Ram Meghwal (Hon’ble MoS, Parliamentary Affairs, and Chairman of Jury Committee) was also present.  Ten Parliamentarians received Awards.  The event was telecast live by Doordarshan News and other private channels. 


Shri Bhartruhari Mahtab (BJD, Odisha) and Shri Shrirang Appa Barne (Shiv Sena, Maharashtra) received the Sansad Maha Ratna Awards for the 16th Lok Sabha.  Smt Supriya Sule (NCP, Maharashtra), though nominated for Sansad Maha Awards, could not participate due to some urgent official work.  Sansad Maha Ratna Awards are given once in five years. 


This is the first time that the Sansad Ratna Awards function was held outside Chennai, and in the national capital of the country. The gist of the speeches of the Chief Guests and the new list of Sansad Ratna Committee Members are included in this edition. 


For the first time in the 12 years of the Sansad Ratna Awards functions, school students participated as volunteers at the function in New Delhi.  The Management of Ahlcon Public School supported the event with the participation of 10 senior student volunteers.  The students were given the opportunity to interact with India’s top performing Parliamentarians. 


Synopses of the speeches of the main dignitaries, with YouTube links, are given below.

Videos of the 11th Sansad Ratna Awards function:

Photographs of the event:

Please watch the Award function in this video.

Friday, March 19, 2021

Australian Media MeTV carries a curtain raiser on 11th Edition of Sansad Ratna Awards function

Australian MeTV carries curtain raiser on 11th edition of Sansad Ratna Awards

Though the Awardees of 11th edition of Sansad Ratna Awards were announced in June 2020,  due to Covid pandemic, the award function could not be held in 2020.  The postponed award function is scheduled on 20th March 2021 at Constitution Club of India, New Delhi.  NGPL is also an associate partner in the Sansad Ratna Awards.  NGPL initiative itself is an off-shoot of Sansad Ratna Awards.

Shri Sunil Arora (Hon'ble Chief Election Commissioner of India), Shri Arjun Ram Meghwal (Hon'ble MoS, Parliamentary Affairs) and Justice Shri A K Patnaik (Former Judge, Supreme Court of India) will be the Chief Guests to present the Awards.

MeTV, one of the leading Australian OTT Platform has carried an exclusive interview with Prime Point Srinivasan (Chairman of Sansad Ratna Awards Committee) and Priyadharshni Rahul (Working President of the Sansad Ratna Awards Committee) on the journey of Sansad Ratna Awards since 2010.  

During the course of the interview, the performance of Indian Parliamentarians,  role of women MPs in the Parliament, the need for youngsters to enter into politics were discussed.  

Sansad Ratna Awards are presented to top performing Parliamentarians based on the data provided by the PRS India and Lok Sabha Secretariat by Prime Point Foundation and eMagtazine PreSense.  The awardees are selected in a transparent manner by a Jury Committee of eminent Parliamentarians.  This is the only award presented on behalf of the civil society.  

Please watch this interview.  The show was hosted by Sukruti Narayanan, actor and a communication strategist at Australia.  

Monday, January 25, 2021

Electoral Reforms and Simultaneous Elections - Panel discussion

Electoral Reforms and Simultaneous Elections  - Panel discussion with Dr Sudarsana Nachiappan and T S Krishnamurthy

In an exclusive conversation with NGPL, Dr E M Sudarsana Nachiappan and Mr T S Krishnamurthy have shared their views on Electoral Reforms and Simultaneous Elections.

Dr E M Sudarsana Nachiappan, is the Former MoS in Government of India during Dr Manmohan Singh regime and Chairman of Rajya Sabha Committee on Public grievances, Law and Justice. As the Chairman of the Parliamentary Committee, he has presented two reports on this subject to Parliament. Report No 18 on Electoral Reforms and Report 79 on Simultaneous Elections.

Shri T S Krtishnamurthy was the Chief Election Commissioner of India and the first consolidated petition was given by him in 2004 to the then Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh giving out various suggestions for Electoral Reforms.

Please watch their conversation.

Tuesday, December 15, 2020

Best brains in the World are busy in solving the problems of the rich - Dr Sam Pitroda

Dr Sam Pitroda exclusive conversation with Priyadharshni Rahul

 n a freewheeling conversation with editorial team of eMagazine PreSense, Dr Sam Pitroda, Father of Indian IT and Telecom revolution shared his views on varied areas like Technolgy for education, banking and agriculture, digital security, role of youth in developing exclusive OS for India, his own role during telecom revolution in India during 1990s, etc.

He observed that best brains in the world were busy in solving the problems of the rich.
Dr Sam Pitroda was in conversation with Susan Koshy, Editor in Chief, PreSense and Priyadharshni Rahul, Deputy Editor of PreSense. It was recorded through Zoom and Dr Sam Pitroda spoke from Chicago.
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