Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Sandeep Naik visits Navratri in Airoli

To seek the blessings of goddess Durga, NCP Airoli candidate Sandeep Naik visited the Navratri mandals at Gotivali. Sandeep Naik also visited the household durga idols and interacted with the residents.

The streets of Gotivali in Navi Mumbai were decorated and lit up with the festive lights but what made the atmosphere charged, was the presence of NCP’s youth candidate from the Airoli assembly constituency Sandeep Naik. Dressed in a simple white kurta, Sandeep Naik exuberated the aura of youth and dynamism. In lieu of the upcoming state assembly elections, he visited the various Navratri mandals of the node to seek the blessings of the Goddess Durga. At the same time he also visited household durga idols and interacted with the people. The locals showed their gratitude to this young leader and welcomed him with shawls, bouquets and smiles.

Later on, he also visited some mandals in Ghansoli. Sandeep Naik expressed that while the node has people from all religions, they always celebrate all festivals with the same fervor and gusto. Praying to Goddess Durga, he asked for strength to fight corruption.

36 sects of Rajasthani community offer their support as gratitude to NCP candidates Ganesh Naik and Sandeep Naik

NCP Belapur candidate Ganesh Naik and NCP Airoli candidate Sandeep Naik met the Rajastani Community at Vishnudas Bhave auditorium in Vashi where they interacted with this community and got to know their issues. Even since the elections have been declared, representatives from all communities have been declaring their support to Ganesh Naik and Sandeep Naik.

36 sects of the Rajasthani community living in Navi Mumbai came together at Vashi to honour NCP Belapur candidate Ganesh Naik and NCP Airoli Sandeep Naik for their work and give them their support and wishes for the upcoming elections. Both the candidates were honored by tying turbans on their head.

Ganesh Naik – a leader for the last 40 years is known for his work and achievements. His dedication to the cause of progress and development of Navi Mumbai commands respect and honour from all. And as a part of showing their support and gratitude, people from all communities have been inviting Ganesh Naik as he runs for elections again. Rajasthani community is one of the many communities who are witness to the peace and security that Ganesh Naik has provided them as a guardian for villagers and migrants.

Humbled by their support and wished, Ganesh Naik shared with the audience how since his childhood he has never differentiated between people of different castes or creed. Later on speaking to the media, he appreciated the honor given to him by the Rajasthani community.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

NCP-Congress alliance candidates Sandeep Naik and Ganesh Naik from Airoli and Belapur constituencies

NCP-Congress alliance candidates Sandeep Naik and Ganesh Naik from Airoli and Belapur constituencies respectively commenced their state assembly election campaign on Sunday. On the first day of campaigning, Guardian Minister Ganesh Naik accompanied his younger son Sandeep during the visits in Airoli constituency, while Sandeep's elder brother and Thane MP Sanjeev is expected to join them soon. The trio will carry out rally in both the constituencies accompanied by party corporators and supporters.
"We all are serving the city- I as the NMMC Standing Committee Chief, my father as the Thane Guardian Minister and my elder brother Sanjeev as the MP of Thane. It has been decided that we together will approach the city residents to seek their votes," said Sandeep Naik, who is contesting the assembly polls for first time.
The father-son duo has been visiting door-to-door in various sectors of Airoli and has already covered pockets of Anand Nagar, Ganesh Nagar, Ram Nagar, Ganpatipada, Sathe Nagar, Vishnu Nagar, Ilthanpada, Hanuman Nagar, Chinchpada, Yadavnagar and various wards of Airoli constituency. "We are trying to reach-out to each and every voter of the city. Besides, we are also conducting meetings in chowks. We plan our visits and meetings as per the convenience of voters," added Naik.
It's not only candidates, even the party workers and corproators are also busy visiting voters. "We are ensuring that people are not forgetting the services given by the Naiks, who have worked only with an objective over the years - the development of Navi Mumbai," said a Congress worker from Airoli.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Peace, Harmony and security will be my first priority says Airoli NCP candidate Sandeep Naik

NMMC Standing Committee Chairman Sandeep Naik filed his nominations as the NCP-Congress candidate from Airoli. One of the youngest candidates in the race to the assembly, Sandeep Naik will fight the elections against Shiv Sena-BJP candidate.

NMMC Standing Committee Chairman Sandeep Naik filed his nominations as the NCP-Congress candidate from Airoli constituency. Till the last minute the NCP party had not made any formal announcement about his candidature but like we said earlier, there is no other leader with an impeccable track record of personal conduct, public work like that of Sandeep Naik. Also the resources and mass following of Ganesh Naik are needed to take on the Shiv Sena BJP alliance candidate Vijay Chougule from Airoli. Hundreds of party workers and corporators arrived outside Saraswati Vidyalaya at Airoli - the nomination center for Airoli constituency in support of Sandeep Naik's candidature.

As Sandeep Naik was filing his nominations inside, Thane Guardian Minister Ganesh Naik arrived with MP Dr Sanjeev Naik at the center. Earlier after filing his nominations at Konkan Bhavan Ganesh Naik had voiced confidence of the NCP winning in both the constituencies. NCP Congress Candidate Sandeep Naik said that he was gratified with the party leaders supporting his candidatures. He added he was feeling happy after filing the nominations. NCP Congress Candidate Sandeep Naik too exuberated confidence of the work he's done as he officially entered the race to assembly. He said that bringing security and peace to the lives of citizens in volatile Airoli will be his priority.

The amount of support, the presence of supporters and confidence of candidates as already given an edge to the NCP candidates in both Airoli and Belapur. The prominent leaders who were present at Airoli were Mathadi Leader Narendra Patil and MLC Manda Mhatre.

Take a dream ride of the all new concretized Thane Belapur road with Sana Warsia

The NCP believe that the concretization work of the Thane Belapur Road is one of the many works undertaken by them that is a testimony of their focus for progress and development of Navi Mumbai and providing every possible amenity to tax paying citizens. To find the commuters response to the work, Sana Warsia took a trip of the Thane Belapur Road.

Conceived by Thane Guardian Minister Ganesh Naik and completed under the headship of Sandeep Naik as Standing Committee Chairman of NMMC, the Thane Belapur today has made the nightmarish commute full of potholes and craters a thing of the past.

When NMMC started the work on Thane Belapur Road, commuters had little trust whether the NMMC would live upto the picture it had painted of a smooth drive to Thane for the next 25 years at a stretch. NMMC allocated Rs. 111 Crores for the work and so far Rs. 130 Crores have been spent on the project. And finally today the ride on Thane Belapur Road compels one to believe that every penny of the tax payer’s money spent on the project has been a worthy investment. Initially the concretization work became a means of constant attack on NMMC and the ruling front for the delay in the work and its quality.
Unanimous opinion is that the drive to and fro from this stretch especially for Navi Mumbaikars and Thaneites was never this smooth, no traffic congestion and time saving. With the media keeping a close watch on the work, the NMMC ensured that the work lived up to the promises made to citizens. The six-lane road is so wide enough that many vehicles can pass at a time from either side. And the concretization work has also ensured that motorists do not have to spend extra on maintenance. And there’s more, the authorities are planning to ensure a non-stop drive on this road after averting all the chances of road crossing by the pedestrians. Necessary provisions have been made in the plan of the flyovers so as to facilitate road crossing by vehicles and pedestrians as well, without obstructing the traffic flow on the Thane-Belapur road.

It’s NCP Supremo Sharad Pawar’s powerful start to poll campaigning for NCP candidates Ganesh Naik & Sandeep Naik

NCP Supremo and Union Agricultural Minister Sharad Pawar urged party workers and Navi Mumbai NCP leaders to forget all about who was given candidature and work for the victory of the party candidates in both the constituencies in Navi Mumbai. The NCP has fielded Ganesh Naik in Belapur constituency and Sandeep Naik in the Airoli constituency.
In Navi Mumbai, several ticket hopefuls both in Congress and NCP were upset when the names of Ganesh Naik from Belapur and Sandeep Naik from Airoli were declared. One of the NCP leaders who had demanded candidature from Airoli was Mathadi leader Narendra Patil. However, later he consented to Sandeep Naik’s candidature. And even though some still continued speculations that the Mathadi faction was upset, Narendra Patil came out in full support of the decision of the party to give candidatures to Ganesh Naik and Sandeep Naik. During Sharad Pawar’s visit to APMC, Narendra Patil said that as Labour Minister Ganesh Naik has worked for the workers class and now that Sandeep Naik is contesting the elections, the Mathadis will ensure that Sandeep Naik is elected with a thumping majority from Airoli constituency.
The Maratha strongman also voiced confidence that the Mathadi workers and leaders will stand behind Ganesh Naik and Sandeep Naik during the elections. Sharad Pawar underlined the need of both the Congress and NCP party workers and leaders to work with unity to ensure that the secular alliance came back to power.

With the NCP Supremo Sharad Pawar kicking off the poll campaign for NCP candidates from Belapur and Airoli Ganesh Naik and Sandeep Naik, it has certainly given a boost to the NCP in the city ahead of elections.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

NCP leadership will strive for development of city

Union Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar has said that even if NCP got two seats less after its alliance with Congress as compared to last elections, it is the duty of the party to keep Maharashtra united. "I am sure that our party leaders will do it successfully," Pawar said while addressing Mathadi workers on the occasion 76th birth anniversary celebrations of Mathadi leader and former MLA late Annasaheb Patil on Friday at Onion Potato Market, Vashi.
Asking the workers to vote for NCP candidates Ganesh Naik and Sandeep Naik during October 13 assembly elections, Pawar said, "We are here to create leadership which will benefit Mathadi workers, the leadership that will strive for the development of Navi Mumbai on all fronts."
The party ticket was given to Sandeep Naik, the younger son of Guardian Minister Ganesh Naik. "Narendra Patil is indeed a strong leader but the right things will take place at right time. Let the time come and he will surely get what he deserves," Pawar said.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Sandeep Naik, the Standing Committee chief of NMMC filed the nomination from Airoli constituency at Saraswati Vidyalaya, Airoli as NCP candidate

Sitting MLA and Thane District Guardian Minister Ganesh Naik also filed his nomination as NCP candidate from Belapur in the presence of huge number of supporters. Besides corporators, NCP MLC Manda Mhatre, Mathadi leader Narendra Patil and sitting MP and his elder son Sanjeev Naik also accompanied Naik at Konkan Bhavan. Naik, who has served two terms as MLA would be contesting from Belapur while his younger son Sandeep will contest from Airoli. "We will be victorious in both seats since we have been in the forefront of the development in Navi Mumbai," Ganesh Naik said.
On the same day, Sandeep Naik, the Standing Committee chief of NMMC filed the nomination from Airoli constituency at Saraswati Vidyalaya, Airoli as NCP candidate. "Mathadi leader Narendra Patil, MLC Manda Mhatre, corporators and people from all caste and religions accompanied me. I would request to exercise their franchise in the favour of the right candidate," Sandeep added.
DNA News

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Navi Mumbai police holds Iftaar party at Vashi

As the month of Ramadan comes to an end, number of Iftaars have increased. While the Iftaar at Bonkode village saw the participation of Thane Guardian Minister Ganesh Naik, the Navi Mumbai Police organized an Iftaar Party at Vashi.

While the celebration of the Ramazan month may be coming to an end, many communities are holding Roz-Iftaar. One such feasting was seen by the Navi Mumbai Police which organised an Iftaar party at Vashi. The event was graced by Thane Guardian Minister Ganesh Naik. Also present was Navi Mumbai Police Commissioner Gulabrao Pol along with Ali Shamsi. The Iftaar party saw a huge gathering of muslims coming together to break the fast together. Later on, Thane Guardian Minister Ganesh Naik and the guests present spoke to the media.

On the other hand, an Iftaar party was also held at khairane village where NMMC Standing Committee Chairman Sandeep Naik was present. The Iftaar party held by the KGN Welfare association was held at the Jama Masjid in Khairne. Sandeep Naik was welcomed with shawl and zaree cap. The Muslim community then read the Magrib prayers and broke their fast.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

“Politics is about Doing Social work”

In a question and answer session with TOI , Sandeep Naik, chairman, standing Committee, Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation say he wants to make Navi Mumbai truly a city of the 21st century
How would you describe you’re self?
I consider myself a Go-getter not for my sake, but for those around me and society. I keep exploring new and innovative ideas and do my best to implement them. I can never sit idle.
You have always said that your father, state minister Ganesh Naik , is your inspiration . What do you admire about him?
His dedicate to social work and constant Endeavour to do good for the society and help the people in need is what I have always admired . His secular credentials that has ensured peace in the region even during the worst testing times are very inspiring .I admire his stamina. He never seems tired, He has been my best teacher.
Your brother sanjeev naik too has been very successful .What do you think about it?
He has worked hard from the grassroots level and reached a great height today . yet he is humble and connected to the people. He knows the pulse of the people.
Did you always want to be in politics?
My father, brother and others in the family were activity into politics. For us politics is all about social work. The inclination to the social work was always there. I guess my entering the political arena was destined.
What was going through you mind when you actually took the plunge?
It was a huge responsibility that I was taking up. I knew I would lose all my privacy and be in limelight what was exciting through was that I could now take up more causes for the people. I had seen the great work of my father over the years and how he had made a difference to the lives of thousands of people. I too wanted to be of use to the society which has given us so much love and affection.
Did you find I difficult initially?
I would rather call it a learning experience. Once you have succeeded in overcoming a difficulty, there is nothing more to do. I will always consider myself a student of politics and try my best to negotiate every turn.
You have big plans for the city of navi Mumbai .
I want to make Navi Mumbai truly a 21st century city, not just in term of economic progress and infrastructural development but also ensuring fulfillment of all the needs of the residents. It will be a city that will take care not just of the present needs but also of the future .we have taken several steps in this regard like the future. We have taken several steps in this regard like the water supply project. There will be many more.
What are your dream projects for Navi Mumbai?
I want land marks in the city that will be both useful and admired by all. Every great city has such projects that make them distinctive. Skywalk, water tourism and amusement park are some of the ideas I have already start working on.
From the beginning you have stressed on the need for change in the working of the administration.
Yes, I have always stressed on the introduction of trans patency and accountability in the working of the corporation. There has been progress on this front.
There is scope for more. There is need for a proper system in the functioning of the administration with specified procedures, rules and regulations. I shall ensure that happens.
You have been taking a lot of interest in the environment protection through your NGO Green Hope. what are your plans?
Green Hope was established in October 2007 to deal with urban issues primary in Navi Mumbai and its surrounding areas. As per Indian traditions, green symbolizes hope and growth. It is associated with regeneration and re-birth, something very close to nature. Through Green Hope, we have been involved in various activities related to nature and environment. The object is to handover earth in a better shape to the next generation and prevents it from further global warming.
You are working in the education field as well through Navi Mumbai shikshan Sankul. The mock exam conducted by you was huge success.
The board examinations are very important mile stone in the lives of the students. However, the pressures involved many a times do not allow the student . however, the pressures involved many a times do not allow the student to per opportunity to the ability. Through exam I wanted to give an opportunity to the student to get over their initial fear. It also help those who could not afford tutorials. By ensuring a similar environment as the board exam, the students had a very clear idea of what to expect later. We also felicitated them to ensure their hard work did not go waste and to inspire them further.
Sport has received a lot of attention. How important do you think it is in the scheme of things?
Very important .sport is an integral part of ones overall personality development. Many times it is neglected in favors of academics. I believe both should be given equal importance. Sports make one mentally and physically stronger not just for academics but also to face life.
How has your stint as the chairman of standing committee of NMMC helped you evolve?
It has helped me understand civic issues from close quarters and also analyze them. Since I have to take decisions, it brought a lot of responsibility I have insured that no decisions are taken in haste. I have also made sure that all the members including those in the opposition get an opportunity to air their suggestions
For the first time, the audit backlog is being cleared by NMMC. How important is it?
There is a great need for it to ensure transparency in the working of the administration. Public money is involved here and the people should be assured that their money is not being wasted or misused that their money is not being west or misused. The audit will also help us understand the mistakes of the past so that amendments can be made for the future. It will help us frame better policies henceforth.
You have taken several important decisions for the city which have fructified. What would you consider your major achievement so far?
Several decisions, which include:
• Deaf and Dump school for the physically handicapped student at Rabale
• Eco –friendly artificial pond for Ganpati immersion at kopri village
• Common work common wages for 3200 contract workers
• Conversion of overhead electrical wiring into under ground wiring in 44 villages of the city
• Free crematorium services in the city
• Ensured the passage of a resolution to not increase water , property and Cess charges in the city as per the promise of honorable guardian minister Ganesh Naik who has assured it for the next 25 years
• Laying of Morbe dam water pipeline from Kalaboli to Dighe
• Concretization of 14 km Thane – Balapur road, which is considered one of the best in the country.
• Sanction of 52 crore children park project in Narul
• Modernization and renovation of municipal school buildings
• Water pipe line laying in condominiums thereby giving a new lease to 25,000 building in the city
• E- tendering facility to speed up work in NMMC
• Facility to resident to complaint at NMMC Citizen facility centre through internet, mobile and website.
• Work has stared on modern on a modern state –of –the art NMMC headquarter on Palm Beach road.
• Procurement of fertilizer and fuel from 550 metric ton of garbage that is generated every day in the city
• Youth is increasingly entering politics. Will it make a difference?
Yes definitely. The educated youth will bring in new innovative ideas. They are also not afraid to experiment and take bold decision .the youth today understands the importance of tradition and know how to use it best by adapting it to modern technology and times. They will also bring a breath of fresh air which is good for politics.
• You have had a dynamic start to you political career. How do you intend to keep up the momentum?
I will never stop. I take this as public life for the social good of the people and not merely politics. The fire within me will keep burning. It basically run sin the family. If you have in public life for years and yet seems so energetic and enthusiastic.
• There are a lot of expectations from you. You think you will succeed?
Success is a relative term. I am confident of always doing my best. The rest is for the people to decide.
Times of India News

Three glorious tenures

Under the chairmanship of Sandeep Naik, the NMMC’s standing committee has excelled in performance
The three glorious tenures of the chairman of the standing committee of Navi Mumbai Munispal Corporation, Shri Sandeep Naik saw the fusion of inspiration, performance a and excellence. The birthday of this youthful leader who has already made his mark on the Navi Mumbai horizon with his able leadership qualities is an occasion to recall his remarkable track record.
Shri Sandeep Naik is the second son of state minister for Excise and Environment for excise and district Guardian Minister Shri Sandeep Naik, a political university personified and a social worker. Hence Shri Sandeeo Naik was blessed with those traits from his childhood itself guided by his father, who was his source of inspiration and energy; he developed His own imbibed leadership qualities.
When he was appointed the chairman of standing committee in the very first term he was elected as a corporator. Knowledgeable and senior corporators and official raised their eye- brows in concern. Soon the highly qualified and learned Shri Sandeep displayed. His capability and dispelled their fears. He has successfully borne the mantle of the chairmanship till date living the sentiments of the majority and upholding the noble principles of democracy.
Shri Sandeep Naik has time and again displayed his awareness of the citizen’s issues, emotion and concerns, in the decision taken on various issues raised in the meetings. He has taken some tough decisions too, when they were imperative.
On October 15, 2007, he ordered the administration to strict action on the illegal structures that obstructed the corporation’s development projects. In the same meeting, water shortage in the due to water distribution flaws, was discussed. He took a firm stand no compromise would be made on essentials services like water supply .He remarked that the irregular water supply. He remarked that the irregular water supply was improper when a promise of 24-hours water supply was made in the budget. He instantly ordered the administration to improve the water supply by studying the zone wise supply modus and quantum from each source.
Shri Sandeep Naik is perhaps the first chairman of the corporation who chaired the budget meeting for hours, uninterrupted and made innovative suggestions like the citizen-card and infused fresh thing of the budget
In “Sabhapati Aaplya Anganaath”
(Chairman in your compound), a unique programme, Shri Sandeep Naik took the municipal Officials to the citizens, which was well –appreciated all over the city. He personally heard and solves the problems of the citizens along with the official in every ward in the municipal area. He insisted that the official reach out the citizen instead of the citizen coming to the corporation office with their work culture. He gave relief to thousand of residents by approving the historical decision of undertaking repair work inside condominiums. He also approved the Rs. 52. Crores children’s park in Nerul. Several such constructive and significant decisions were taken under his chairman ship of the standing committee.
People’s representative should be aware of his responsibilities. Shri Sandeep Naik for tow years gave satisfying replies and solutions to queries raised by citizen on civic issues. Shri Sandeep Naik issued orders and to the administration and solved problems within specified time. If the problem could not be solved he sought detail explanation and justification and communicated the same in writing to the concerned citizen who raised the said issues. Navi Mumbaies appreciated and commented this exercise whole- Heartedly.
Sandeep Naik has proved to be chairman with decision –making ability who can take charge of the municipal administrations. He firmly believed that proper co-ordination between the municipal administration and people repersentive was very essential for the forward movement of the chariot of the development of the Navi Mumbai and hence he always tried to establish dialogue between the two successfully . He work in as much as the timly completion of the same.’ quality is a continuous process and should be continued ‘ on which Shri Sandeep pays the minutest attention.
“People representatives are trustees and not owners of public property,” the youthful leader Shri Sandeep Naik has applied thought of Mahatma Gandhi in practical life. He rarely uses the official car provided by corporation. He generally uses his personal private vehicle. With the threat of terrorist attacks looming over public places, a decision to install closed circuit cameras in Vishnudas Bhave auditorium for the curity of the audiences. Shri Sandeep Naik personally contributed Rs. 3.51 lakhs from his honorarium and Rs 1.17 Lack from his fund to install the same.
The Navi Mumbai Municipal corporation scaled several heights during the tenure of shri Sandeep Naik and Chairman till date . NMMC is the first Corporation in the country to have its own source of water supply post—independence, and the first civic body to introduce cess in lieu of octroi . it won the first frieze in the state in Sant Gadge Baba cleanliness drive in 2005-2006. NMMC also won the first Prize in the competition of water supply organized by the urban development department of the central government. The corporation was adjudged the best in the state in the implementation of the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan. The corporation has added several such feathers to its cap.
Shri Sandeep Naik work pattern display the ‘work Hard, Work Smart’, slogan of Wipro’s Chairman and world renowned industrialist Azim Premji.
Shri Sandeep Naik’s Personality can be rightly defined in the poetic lines penned by, India’s former president Shri A.P.J. About Kalam on ‘Youthfulness’,
‘I am youth citizen of this country Endowed with technology, knowledge and inspired with patriotism Small objectives are a crime,
I know this keeping a board view in mind, I shall sweat
I have the objective of making this country progressive.’
Times of India News

Leadership moulding champions

Interested in sports since childhood, Sandeep Naik takes special interest in providing world-class sports facilities to nurture the future champions
It is said ,”champions are not made in the gym. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them, a desire, a dream, a vision.’
Sport loving youth leader shri Sandeep Naik has moulded several sports champions in Navi Mumbai . as present of Navi mumbai krida Sankul , he provided a platform for grand competitions to nurture sports talent and display their talent on a global arena.
Shri Sandeep Naik is an ardent sports man, who exhibited kho-kho playing skills during his school days and cricket ing prowess on behalf of a club on foreign pitches. Popular youth leader, corporator, able chairman of NMMC standing Committee, environmentalist, educationist, agriculturist, progressive thinker, science and ultra-modern technology oriented sums up the multi –faceted personality of Shri Sandeep naik. Today, on his birthday, it is an occasion to recall the sports-related promotional activities of Shri Sandeep naik, a powerful striker of sixes and fours in politics.
Along with knowledge, foresight too is equally essential. Both these trigger welcome changes. Progress takes place. Navi Mumbai is savoring the fruits of many such foresighted decisions of guardian minister Shri Ganesh Naik .Promoting sporting events is one such decision. He encouraged sports persons by starting the MLA trophy Game in 1992 in Navi Mumbai. In course of time the baton was passed on from Shri Ganesh Naik to Shri Sandeep Naik.
India’s cricketing champion master blaster Schin Tendulkar mentions his key to success as ‘Dream big and commit your self completely to the fulfillment of the same.’Shri Sandeep Naik too believes in doing whatever he undertakes on a grand scale he thus changed the face of sports in the city. He transformed the tournament into a grand sporting festival. He gave it an Olympic-like feel and significance. the Navi Mumbai Festival organized from 28to 31 January, 2008 saw the conduct of several games like kho-kho, Kabbadi, Cricket, football, athletics, long jump, Relay Race, etc in different grounds in Navi Mumbai .Nearly 12000 students from 150 NMMC and private schools in the city competed in the festival game.
A leader is a dealer of hope. Imbibing hope Shri Sandeep Naik infused a rare self-confidence to achieve objects in sportspersons in the city. He provided a grand platform to the players in the form of Navi Mumbai Krida Sankul . The festival provided them the opportunity to hone their abilities and strengths and remove their abilities and strengths and remove their weakness. They got an opportunity to discover and study improvements while competing with best competitive players. He encouraged sportspersons by awarding grand cash prizes.
Sportspersons who excelled in the games will be shortlisted for specialized training by sports experts under the auspices of the Krida Sankul .Several promising sportspersons have emerged from the MLA trophy and the sports festival.
Be it Karuna sawant ex-student of R F Naik High School Bonkode and national player, or athletes shairan Nadar and Rahul Retherekar of kho-Kho champion Sachin Palkar of Radhikabai Megha school all have emerged as stars in these tournament
Body – builder of Sterling school , Nerul Hement Phalke, weight-lifter Vishal Dhanawade, athlete Vishaka rao, Kabbadi player, tushar mbokar, Nilesh Chikne , Kho-Kho Player Akash Khatade, Kiran Salunkhe a national level sportsman – all were lauded for sports for their spectular performances by the sports –enthusiasts witnessing the games. Several such examples could be cited.
Making plans is easy. Action is difficult. Translating specific thought into desired action is the most difficult. Shri sandeep naik is the constantly making determined efforts to ensure the success of Navi Mumbai sports person in the national and international sports arena , since the last several years. He expressed hope to relies his efforts for establishing a world class sports complex in the city.
He represented the state Kho-kho team in the 1992 national meet Hyderabad. While in junior college he earned laurels as an all –round cricketer at the enter –club tournament abroad.
Sportsmanship is rare where politics dominate. However Shri Sandeep Naik shows Sportship in politics too. This youthful leader is full of promises and prospects and the journey has just begun.
Your life’s real flight in yet to be,
The test of your thoughts is yet to be,
Now only a piece of land is measured,
The whole sky remains to be measured ahead.
Times of India News

A visionary leader

Navi Mumbai will soon have the maximum number of world-class public utility amenities. This is only the beginning
The youngest ever standing committee chairman of Navi Mumbai municipal Corporation Shri Sandeep Naik , turns 31 on today and is already an iconic youth leader in the city , with his multi –dimentional focus to make Navi Mumbai the best city in the world
Taking to media persons, Shri Sandeep Naik stressed that the city will son have the maximum number of the world-class public utilities. He said ,”this is only the beginning . we need to sustain and maintain, even as we keep on adding more with our collective effort.”
Sandeep Naik’s passion and dedicationin kho-kho, Kabaddi and Cricket at School and term –sprit traits that is evident, as he leads from the front a vibrant, new city into the millennium . his father, the state minister for Excise and Environment and the district Guardian minister Shri Ganesh Naik groomed and inspire up the essential at a very fast pace to meet the demands of rapidly changing modern times. Shri Sandeep Naik has already established himself as the most popular youth leader in the 21st Century City.
In 2005, Shri Sandeep Naik was elected the corporator and member of the NMMC standing committee , which is the second most important body of the corporation after general boby .
He is already proving to be a capable chairmen as also a champion of environmental concerns, as expert in agriculture, an ardent promoter of science and ultra –modern technology , an able administrator, a progressive thinker and able all a vibrant youth with a very positive and constructive spirit.
Even as he took over the affairs of the civic corporation as a leader of the ruling majority NCP in the city, his elder brother Shri Sanjeev Naik was elected to the parliament , thus making it easy for more funds from the central government to NMMC for infrastructure development in the city , villages , slums and nodes. He initiated visionary measures tougher change in municipal functioning. He stressed on good school building for the NMMC School where children from poor and weaker section come to study, well –designed and maintained gardens and parks in the city. He called for global standard in the development of the proposed regional park with a science centre and food plaza in Nerul.
His maturity in the way he conducts the standing committee meetings belies his young age. He comes prepared with complete homework, and agenda for the meeting, initiating healthy debate , showing respect for the opposition , admonishing official when wrong and complementing them for good performance, getting the municipal chief meet members demands wherever justified and finely summing up each subject, weighting the pros and cons even while acknowledging problem areas and suggesting solutions or issuing order to the administration . This confidence comes from his ‘chairman at your doorstep,’ tours to every nook and corner of all wards in the city. He is firmly rooted to the ground to every common citizen as his vision for the city in very futuristic.
The budgetary allocations of the corporation under his chairmanship are a standing example of shri sandeep Naik’s visionary leadership. He approved provisions for the civic work inside condominiums, development and beautification of gardens, parks and ponds, corridor improvement plane for palm Beach road , implementation of e-governance and integrated solid waste management project.
Shri Sandeeep Naik’s initiative led to budgetary provisions for a science museum, planetarium, swimming pool, indoor-stadium, water re-cycling , use of non conventional energy and citizens’ help- desk. Quality amenities for a good lifestyle for all income groups, timely execution of projects are his recommended tools for good, turning the vision into realty. The improvement of the city is the foremost thought mind and during every foreign trip he is possessed wanting to gain new concepts, in order to make Navi Mumbai, the world’s best city with global standard infrastructure and public amenities.
Be it starting quicker and comfortable waterway services, Volvo public transport services development for tourist destinations in the city, expediting the Bharat Ratna Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Memorial in the city, Shri Sandeep Naik has developed network of expert well –wishers and senior citizen to guide his and suggest measures for better implementation.
Capable of taking decision and keeping a vigilant control of the administration, the young Shri Sandeep Naik believes in co-operation and co-ordination between the administration, and elected representatives for the smooth, forward movement of the chariot of development. Azim Premji’s work philosophy-‘work hard .work smart’. Shri sandeep Naik’s responsibility to the warning of global warming was in founding the NGO Green Hope in 2007. Planting of lakh sapling last years, he lead organization to a two lakh tree plantation drive in the city this year. He founded Green hope to promote environmental awareness and ethical relationship between nature and citizen. Hri Sandeep Naik dos not merely stress on planting sapling but on ensuring their survival and conserving them so as to achieve optimum green cover in a rapidly expanding concrete jungle.
Harmony with the environment alone can provide a conductive atmosphere for the long –term and sustainable growth of the city and its citizen and shri Sandeep Naikhas pressed Green hope into this several with this aim in Navi Mumbai .
This multi –dimensional singular focus to make Navi Mumbai world’s best city , marks Shri Sandeep Naik as the city’s best bet. Well-wishers all over the globe are pouring choicest birthday wishes on Navi Mumbai’s greatest and most youthful hope- Shri sandeep Naik.
Times of India News

Saturday, September 12, 2009

NMMC Headquarters could be the country’s new iconic marvel

The satellite city would be soon getting an iconic structure in the form of the NMMC Headquarters under construction at CBD Belapur.
Speaking on this iconic structure, NMMC Standing Committee Chairman Sandeep Naik, who is credited for pushing the project for a take off, said that there was a need for centralization of the various departments of NMMC, which would be achieved through this structure. While the building took time to get underway, the construction had already started. A unique factor of this building is that it would be an eco-friendly structure.

The construction is in full swing with the raft of the basements fitted that in another 18 months the structure would be complete. Someone has very rightly said that patience is always rewarded, For over a decade, the corporators and officials of NMMC were waiting to have their own headquarters and as the work begins in full force at the site, looks like the wait is soon going to be over that too in style. For the project promises to not just be an iconic structure and a marvel of a landmark, but the NMMC Headquarters promise to be a civic wonder like no municipal corporation in the country.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

150 acres of water body to be beautified into recreational space at Nerul holding pond

To the delight of Navi Mumbaikars, the satellite city is soon going to be gifted with an entertainment and recreational centre at the water body at sector 26 of Nerul. The NMMC General Body approved the estimated expenditure of Rs 98.40 crores for beautification of this holding pond adjacent to the Palm Beach Road.

Have you ever wanted to just have a small picnic spot with barbecues, or go for a leisure walk amongst greenery or just sit by a lake and watch the sunset? Well if you probably miss out on this if you are a resident of Navi Mumbai. But if NMMC does translate one of its ambitious projects for Navi Mumbai, all this could be a reality for Navi Mumbaikars. For the civic body has decided to beautify the 150 acres water body and its surroundings in Sector 26 Nerul adjacent to Palm Beach Road. NMMC Standing Committee Chairman Sandeep Naik says that there aim is to develop the water bodies of the city making them into a tourist destination.

The proposed plan, map and amenities for recreation and entertainment has been designed by Hiten Sethi and Associates as also the estimated cost which is Rs 98.40 crores. Hiten Sethi, CEO of Hiten Sethi and Associates says that in this particular plan, they have tried to retain the mangrove stretch and the water body and designed around it. In fact the storm water drain would also be re-routed to avoid the smell near the water body.

Hiten Sethi stressed that there is a need to develop iconic structures in the city. This one would definitely account for that as they plan to give the structure a crystal kind of look and would be calling it the Jewel of Navi Mumbai. The proposed beautification plan includes an entrance plaza, parking facility, toilets, walkways, jogging track, food plaza, exhibition ground, gymnasium, swimming pool, health spa, indoor games facility, hotel, party lawn, aquarium, sand pit, butterfly garden, botanical garden, picnic park and gardens.

The unique feature and the main tourist attraction is likely to be the bailagio which works on the fire on water concept. While the work on the basic infrastructure would be done in the first phase, the beautification of the water body is proposed to be done through the Public Private Partnership. Standing Committee Chairman Sandeep Naik voiced confidence of the work that Hiten Sethi will do and says that since the project will be made on PPP basis, it would also generate revenue for NMMC.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Relief for Yadavnagar residents as standing committee sanction’s three proposals for toilets

The NMMC has floated the proposal of constructing two public toilets in Yadavnagar of Airoli for nearly Rs. 50 lacs. To find out how necessary this civic work, Monika Bhosale traveled to Yadavnagar for an investigative report and found out that equally important is for NMMC to float the proposal of a municipal school at the earliest.

These are students studying in the three years old municipal school at Yadavnagar of Airoli. To say it’s a school but once you visit the school you get one shocker after the other. To begin with in the absence of a school building, the students have to study outside an office like area. Who doesn’t know that the school environs should permit a student to focus on class teaching but this aspect is a complete mystery to the students here who study in an open environment getting distracted and disturbed all the time. Due to this the most shocking thing is that one teacher strives to teach two batches of students at the same time. And this isn’t just it – move further and you see a tapri wallah operating a few feet away from the school with continuous chain of smokers moving about the area. And while other schools in the city have playground, the so-called municipal school in Yadavnagar has a cow shed next to the school. And if you think stink was the only problem – think again. Because more than the stink the noise from the cow shed is louder than the teacher teaching the students. Locals shared the unfortunate conditions of the school with us. Locals demanded more sensitivity of NMMC administration to the need of a school here.

Another problem that haunts the Yadavnagar slums is filth and dirt so much that it’s difficult to imagine how humans can live here. Filth from gutters borders the entrance of settlements and even pigs can be seen moving around. Locals say that at times pigs directly enter their homes. there is an urgent need to construct the toilets here as locals, including women and children have to climb hills to attend natures’ calls. Women shared how going is difficult when there are men leering at them. And like most NMMC toilets, even the existing ones have become victims of ill maintenance.

The locals are however happy ever since the NMMC Standing Committee approved the bid of Yashraj Infrastructure to re- construct three toilets at the cost of Rs. 77 lacs 35 thousand 959. The three new toilets will come as a major relief to the locals and will solve one of their most burning issues. Standing Committee Chairman Sandeep Naik informed that while the toilets are needed, he has ordered the administration to take up the work for a school too at the earliest.