NMMC Standing Committee Chairman Sandeep Naik again set a precedent by taking the rather bold decision of not adjourning the weekly standing committee meet completely. Instead members observed adjournment for 10 minutes in wake of the Mumbai terror attacks. The aim to do so was to send a message that come what may, terrorism will not stop public work.
In wake of the Mumbai terror attacks, the routine reaction of any public meeting of a civic corporation would be to adjourn the meeting. That’s what one expected at the weekly Standing Committee Meet of NMMC as well. But it did not come as a surprise, that the Standing Committee Chairman Sandeep Naik instead set an example. The message given out defines the spirit of our city that terrorists might want to stop all work to hamper the progress and economy of India’s financial capital but they will not succeed. And that is why Chairman Sandeep Naik decided to resume the standing committee meet in defiance of terrorists act. The meeting started with NCP Corporator J D Sutar proposing adjournment to pay homage to martyrs of Mumbai terror attacks that was seconded by Congress Corporator Avinash Lad. Following this the Standing Committee Chairman announced adjournment for 15 minutes.
When the meeting resumed, Standing Committee Chairman Sandeep Naik said that the aim of the Wednesday terror attacks was to stop the progressive work being done in the city and the only way to counter attack the intentions of the terrorists was to work double and show that the city will not be deterred by any terrorist activity – something that the Chairman reiterated to the members when the meeting resumed after 15 minutes.
Following this the members took up all the subjects on the agenda of the meeting. The members paid condolence to the martyrs of Mumbai terror attacks, former PM V P Singh and freedom fighter and resident of Ghansoli Shankar Bua Patil.
Sandeep Naik told reporters that the basic aim of Wednesday’s terror attack was to create fear but there’s no way we’ll let that happen. The Chairman also said that one should follow the example of Japan where the workers way of protest against management is by increasing production to levels that becoming a challenge for the management to market. This week, under Chairman Sandeep Naik, the NMMC Standing Committee set yet another example that echoed to all present how terrorism is a tyrant enemy which threatens all of the humanity and we have to stand united to fight it.