Posts tagged “Change

Egyptian President Muhammad Morsi’s full 25-minute speech on 25 June 2012 night

The speech is translated to English by Borzou Daragahi on Monday, June 25, 2012 at 5:58am. It is Collected from his Facebook Note.

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Mohammed Morsi addresses supporters in Cairo during his presidential campaign. Photograph: Amr Nabil/AP

In the name of God, the most compassionate, the most merciful. Thanks be to Allah, prayers and peace be upon the messenger of Allah. Say: In the bounty of Allah and in His mercy: therein let them rejoice. It is better than what they hoard (Quranic verse). Egyptian people, you who today are rejoicing and celebrating the feast of democracy in Egypt, you who are standing in squares, in the Tahrir Square and in all the squares of Egypt, my beloved ones, my family and people, my brethren and my sons, who are looking forward to the future, you who want good, rebirth, development, stability, safety and security for our country of Egypt. My beloved ones, I address you thanks to God Almighty. We all thank God for reaching this historic moment, this moment which represents a landmark that has been written with the hands and wills of the Egyptians, their blood, tears and sacrifices, this moment, which we are all shaping with these sacrifices. I would not have talked to you today as the first president elected by the free will of Egyptians in the first presidential elections after the 25 January revolution, I would not have been here today with you now amid this sweeping joy, which is sweeping all corners of our beloved homeland, I would not have been here but for God’s help and these sacrifices, the precious blood of our honourable martyrs and our great injured men.

Thanks and salute to the martyrs, to the souls of martyrs, to the mothers and fathers of martyrs, to my people who have lost their dear ones and sacrificed them for the sake of Egypt. My supplications go to these martyrs and the injured people, who watered the tree of freedom with their blood and paved the way for us to reach this moment. I again repeat my appreciation and thanks to the families of all of those who taught their children the meaning of martyrdom and true patriotism and who showed patience for the loss of their dear ones as a price for freedom, who showed patience for the loss of their dear ones as a price for freedom (repetition).

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Indian Railways’ Turnaround and Pakistan Railways in crises allaround

While reading the book of Organizational Behavior, I reached at the appendix in which comprehensive cases of some individuals (Arnold Schwarzenegger, Mahatma Gandhi etc) and some successful Business organizations like Walt-Mart, Apple Inc. were given. I continued to turn the pages to reach at the end of book. Suddenly I saw a heading “Indian Railways: A Turnaround Story”. I started to read this story.
You would tend to think that what is special in it. . .The reason why i took interest in reading is that Pakistan Railway is going through a crises and is going constantly in decline from past few years, so success story of same department of neighboring country pulled all my attention.

The book states :

Indian Railways, the largest bureaucratic organization in the world, made a surplus of INR 130 billion in 2005-2006 and of about 200 billion INR in 2006-2007……
How can the indian Railways, which was running into losses or marginal surplus for years together show such results ? Surplus was as low as 1.49 billion in 1999-2000. Lalu Parsad Yadav, the minister of railways of government of India, has been able to bring in positive results. He reposes faith in 1.4 million employees of Indian Railway.

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Korean Recipe for Change and Pakistan

Korea was ruined by Japanese colonization and inter-Korean war. In 1950s, the plight of Koreans was miserable  and the nation was extremely poor, with very little food to survive. Harsh winters added to their miseries and ‘food n shelter’ was first priority for all Koreans. Per capita income was $79 in 1960, while that of Pakistan was $91 during the same Year.  Koreans studied Pakistani 5-year plan system and adopted it in 1962. They started seeing the results in shape of industrial growth and development of cities, but the rural areas were still lagging far behind.

Koreans soon realized that sustainable growth cannot be achieved without rural development. The standard of life in the villages was very low, with only 20% of the villages having electricity and only 20 % houses having roof.  Roads, infrastructure, tools and equipment for farming were missing altogether.  The only positive thing was that literacy rate was good and mandatory military service for all men above 18 produced a disciplined workforce.

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