Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Newly elected MP Sanjeev Naik plans water transport services in Thane

The newly elected Thane MP Dr Sanjeev Naik has assured of giving priority and providing water transport in the Thane creek area.
The newly elected Thane MP Dr Sanjeev Naik had proposed to provide water transport facility in Thane creek in his political agenda. In a recently held workshop organized by Agri Samaj Prabodhan in Thane, Dr Sanjeev Naik informed that the water transport project. He also informed that many projects are left half completed due to the lack of attention of the politicians and the Government. During this workshop Dr Sanjeev Naik and MP from Bhiwandi Suresh Taware were present. Present as the chief guest were MLC Manda Mhatre and opposition party leader Advocate Datta Patil.

'Thank you, Navi Mumbai'

Naik admits that MNS factor played a crucial part
After the victory, a jubilant Sanjeev Naik had only two sentences to say. "The credit for the win goes to my party members and the people who voted for me," Naik said while greeting his party members and followers. An ecstatic crowd lifted Naik and MLC Jitendra Avhad to express their joy. A long car rally around Thane city followed.
He was accompanied by Airoli-based NCP corporator M K Madhvi, Vashi-based loyalist Bharat Nakhate, former standing committee chairperson Jayaji Nath and other prominent corporators of Navi Mumbai. Both, Congress and NCP leaders as well as party workers from Thane, Navi Mumbai and Mira Bhayander area scrambled to take credit for the victory.
"Thane is no longer Shiv Sena's bastion. We have snatched their votes right under their nose and the pro-development work that we will undertake from now onwards in the entire constituency will ensure that Thane remains with the NCP for many more years to come. The hard work of party members has borne fruit," said a thrilled Avhad, for whom the defeat of a Sena candidate in the backyard is harbinger of great opportunities in the forthcoming Assembly and civic elections.
Congress leader Namdeo Bhagat followed suit and said, "We had predicted a lead of 40,000 votes and the results have surpassed our expectations." Few others contributed the anti-incumbency vote to the fact that Thanekars wanted a change.

Blood donation camp at Vashi

The Tarun Mitra Mandal and Mg Cultural Trust had organized the 66th blood donation drive in sector 14 Vashi. Several people participated in this camp. Present as the chief guest during the event was Mp Dr. Sanjeev Naik, Education Committee Chairman Ravi Iyer and corporators Santosh Shetty.

MP Dr. Sanjeev Naik visits Thane and Mira Bhayander to thank voters

After receiving immense support from voters in the Thane constituency, newly elected MP Dr. Sanjeev Naik visited Thane and Mire-Bhayander to thank the voters.
Thane was known as the stronghold of the Shiv Sena, it was called as the fort of the saffron party. But after 25 years creating history, UPA’s candidate Dr. Sanjeev Naik stood victorious above all odds and broke this rule of the Shiv Sena. To thank the voters for giving him the support for his victory, MP Dr. Sanjeev Naik visited thane and Mira Bhayander where he was welcomed by a huge crowd of supporters. Speaking to the media, he stated that after receiving the support from his voters, it was time for him to fulfill his promises. Already begun on this mission, he informed that got the proposal sanctioned for providing 100 MLD of water in Mira-Bhayander and in the coming two months 30 MLD of water supply would be started.
Speaking on the issue of dumping, he stated that a meeting would be soon held to tackle this issue. He stated that the residents of Mira Road and Bhayander were not just facing difficulty with the rail services but traffic commotion was also a cause of concern for which flyovers should be constructed. Besides this the underground sewerage pipeline work at Mira-Bhayander which got the funding of Rs 450 crore under the JNNURM was underway which will bring relief to the residents during monsoons.
He also stated that he would stay active in providing adequate bus commuting for the commuters of Mira-Bhayander to Dahisar, Borivali, Malad, and Jogeshwari. Under the JNNURM 250 buses have been sanctioned to the Mira-Bhayander Municipal Corporation. While everyone is aware of the progress and development of projects in Navi Mumbai due to the determination and hard work of MP Dr. Sanjeev Naik, voters of Thane and Mira-Bhayander are now hoping that Dr. Sanjeev Naik spells the same magic for their region.

Dr. Sanjeev Naik creates history –Wins Thane Constituency by Margin of 49,000 Votes.

This isn’t the first time that he has created history and this one is as prestigious and big as the last time. Dr. Sanjeev Naik – the NCP-Congress-RPI-Samajwadi party candidate from Thane constituency has created history by winning the Thane constituency. The win can easily be termed as a thumping victory as Dr. Sanjeev Naik beat his rival saffron alliance candidate by 49020 votes. We bring to you all the moments from the counting center at Thane with this report.
After 25 years if anyone could rock Sena fortress Thane and capture Thane – it could only be Ganesh Naik. That’s why it’s the victory of Navi Mumbai NCP Supremo Ganesh Naik’s magic and goodwill among the masses backed by the dent created in the saffron alliance vote bank by the MNS factor that Dr. Sanjeev Naik has been elected to the parliament from the Thane constituency with a clear majority of 49020 votes. Early morning saw all the three main candidates arrive at the voting center, which included NCP-Congress-RPI-Samajwadi Party candidate Dr. Sanjeev Naik, BJP-Shiv Sena candidate Vijay Chougule who arrived with MLA Eknath Shinde at the venue and MNS candidate Rajan Raje along with most of the other 30 candidates who filed their nominations from the Thane constituency. Another prominent candidate that no one missed was Mangesh Khade – the third gender candidate from this constituency.
From the moment the counting began at the counting center at Thane, the lead to the NCP candidate Dr. Sanjeev Naik started with a few thousands votes.. As the counting proceeded, every round kept mounting the lead for Dr. Sanjeev Naik. By noon, it was clear that the win for the UPA candidate was definite and that the counting would only seal the number of votes with which Dr. Sanjeev Naik would beat his nearest rival. While many expected MNS candidate Rajan Raje to put up a good show – Rajan Raje went beyond expectations as he garnered an average of over 5000 votes in each of the 25 rounds of the counting sessions. And finally secured a huge 1, 34, 840 votes. No points for guessing that this was a direct dent to the saffron vote bank that procured 2, 51, 980 votes. By the end of the counting session – the Rajan Raje factor became the single biggest reason for the victory of Dr. Sanjeev Naik with the final results of the Thane constituency looking like this :
NCP’S DR. SANJEEV NAIK – 3, 01, 000 votes
The presiding election officer made the formal announcement of Dr. Sanjeev Naik’s election as the Member of Parliament from the Thane constituency. Dr. Sanjeev Naik walked in the counting center as a young veteran party leader of NCP but he walked out of the counting center as seasoned MP Dr. Sanjeev Naik who has again created history by becoming the first MP from Navi Mumbai.

Factors to Dr.Sanjeev Naik’s Victory

He went, he saw, he conquered – that’s the story of this young man who has conquered Thane – that is believed to be the Shiv Sena castle. While there are many factors that lead to the victory of NCP’s Dr. Sanjeev Naik in Thane constituency, there is no denying that Dr. Sanjeev Naik has achieved what many believed was unachievable. And credit for this first and foremost goes to Navi Mumbai’s first family – the Naik family’s work of continuously promoting secularism & brotherhood in Navi Mumbai. The work done by the Naik family headed by Ganesh Naik in presenting the secular & vibrant image of Navi Mumbai at all levels is incomparable. The results of these elections are a proof that voters across Thane constituency have acknowledged his work and have great respect & affection for the Naik family.
And the secular magic of Ganesh Naik has spread from Navi Mumbai to the entire Thane constituency. Besides this, Sharad Pawar’s road show and dal bal efforts with two sabhas in this constituency also hit the right chords with the voters.
The victory could definitely not have been possible for the credentials of the candidate himself. Dr. Sanjeev Naik’s experience and work record as the first Mayor of Navi Mumbai, his hard work, clean image and educational qualifications appealed massively to voters. May be that’s why in an interview with media News itself, Dr. Sanjeev Naik had voiced confidence of a victory. The tradition of secularism & communal harmony is the hallmark of the Naik family & Dr. Sanjeev Naik makes one believe that it is being followed generation to generation. The results have proved that the support to the Naik family was never as heady and strong as it is now.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Dr. Sanjeev Naik Wins Thane seat with margin of 49,020 votes

DNA News,
The celebrations begun at 9 am when NCP candidate Sanjeev Naik had a clear lead of 350 votes after the initial five rounds of counting for the Thane Parliamentary constituency held at Wagle Estate in Thane on Saturday. Giving a big blow to Shiv Sena-BJP alliance in its traditional bastion, Naik, the elder son of Maharashtra Minister Ganesh Naik, won by a clear margin of 49,020 votes becoming the first Member of Parliament from Navi Mumbai.
While Naik grabbed 3,01,000 lakh votes, his rival Vijay Chauguley of Shiv Sena polled 2,51,980 votes. Political observers attributed the stunning success of Naik to the 'MNS' factor, which ate into the votes of the saffron alliance. MNS candidate Rajan Raje's substantial count of 1,34,840 votes surprised many. Even BSP candidate Avanindra Kumar Tripathi performed well bagging 14,192 votes. The cheering was accompanied by whistles and slogans in favour of their beloved leader. By 10 am, the scene resembled a party with flags flying high, loud beating of drums and party members dancing their way to glory.Though Naik walked out of the counting booth only after 2 pm, the eager crowd had become so impatient by then that the police officials had to resort to force to control the huge mob. A large number of women party members too had gathered at the counting booth making preparations to welcome Naik with garlands and traditional 'aarti'. After 11 am, the women were seen engaged in an animated conversation about what dress to wear for the evening party.

A heavy police bandobast was seen in Thane and many were upset for not being allowed inside the centre. An area of 1 km around the centre was cordoned off by police. Many criticised the choice of the counting centre too as the secluded industrial area had no food outlets or seating arrangements.

The large crowd of people who had gathered to cheer their leader and mediapersons had a tough time killing the long hours in the sun before the final result was declared at 2 pm.The lone tea vendor, however, made brisk business through the day. 'Jai Ho' remained the favourite slogan all day through.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

South Indians, North Indians, Christians And Worker Groups Rally Behind Sanjeev Naik.

Sanjeev Naik Wave Sweeps City

DNA, Navi Mumbai.

Even as Navi Mumbai is going to the polls on April 30, the Congress-Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) alliance candidate Dr.Sanjeev Naik is receiving tremendous support from various communities, associations and leaders from across the city.

On Monday Keralites residing in the city held a procession from Airoli till Vashi expressing support to Naik. “I will support a candidate, who is secular-minded and work for the people. I am sure that Naik will stand up to our expectation,’ said a keralite who participated in the rally.
Likewise, Uttar Bharatiya and Bihari associations expressed their support to the NCP leader. Various associations working among these communities like Nagrik Kalyan Sangh, Uttar Bhartiya seva Sangh, All india Indira Gandhi Vichar Manch followed suit expressing their support for Naik. Moreover, Hindu Mazdoor Kisan Panchayat, Bhimsangram and RPI (Democratic) have declared their support for Naik in a recent held meeting. These outfits have a strong following among municipal employees, hawkers, salesman, rickshaw drivers, contract workers, call centre employees, mall employees, and taxi drivers.

Similarly, Santosh Shetty, Who is a Vice President of Karnataka Sangh, Navi Mumbai came openly in support Naik. “ I am personally approaching all South Indians residing in the city to vote for Naik.South Indians have always backed Congress. This time also, we are requesting them to maintain their stand for the sake of the city. In addition to this, we have visited city temples like Shaneeshwara Temple, Nerul and Mokambika temple, Ghansoli requesting their support,” stated Santosh Shetty who is also a Chairman of city’s Bunts Sangh.

Even Ravi iyer of South Indian Welfare Association has assured the support of the city’s Tamilian community.

Monday, April 27, 2009

We are with Sanjeev Naik: Keralites.

DNA, Navi Mumbai
April 28, 2008
Hundreds of Members of the Malayalee community in the satellite city, led by some of their prominent opinion leaders, marched in a rally from Mahape to Vashi Yesterday evening.

The all-Malayalee rally voiced its support for the NCP candidate Sanjeev naik and urged the members of the community residing in the nodes of Ghansoli, koparkhiarane and Vashi to follow suit and ensure that they turn out to vote for Naik. The rally was organized under the auspices of the Dakshin Bhartiya Seva Sangh, headed by prominent Malayalee Sasi Damodaran, who is also the chairman of NMMT. Nearly 3000 members of the community’s association turned out for the rally, which commenced around 5.00 pm and continued well past 9.00 pm by the time it wound up in Vashi. “We, as a community, are voicing our support for an educated, sincere candidate to represent the educated people of Navi Mumbai in the Parliament,” said Damodaran.

The rally was originally stated to commence from Airoli, but was re-scheduled from Mahape at the last moment due to security reasons. Members of various local Malayalee associations, religious bodies and organizations also joined hands for the rally under the banner of the city-based Dakshin Bhartiya Seva Sangh.

NMMC Corporator sabu Daniel too spoke out in favour of Naik, “We are taking the rally to express our solidarity towards the NCP party. We applied for proper police permission for the same and conducted the rally in a systematic way.”

The rally by Keralites is a first-of-its-kind effort in the satellite city. Where in an entire community-and-an influential one at that- has poured onto the streets to express its support for a political candidate.

RPI (Ektavadi) extends Support to Sanjeev Naik.


RPI’s Ektavadi party has announced its support to Thane Loksabha constituency candidate Dr Sanjeev Naik. Despite 22 candidates from the RPI contesting for the Loksabha polls from several regions, the party has extended its support to UPA candidate Dr Sanjeev Naik in Thane. RPI Ektavadi Director Gangaram Indise informed that in order to restrict the growth of religiously inspired powers and form an association, the party is supporting the UPA candidate Dr. Sanjeev Naik.
The party is hoping that their candidate will resolve issues concerning the minority and backward classes like the implementation of atrocity law, shelter to slum dwellers residing on forest land and others.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Major Boost to NCP Candidate Dr.Sanjeev Naik as Sharad Rao’s Unions Pledge to Support Him.

Navi Mumbai Municipal Workers Union have pledged their support to UPA candidate Dr. Sanjeev Naik. The same was informed by the President of the Union, Sharad Rao during a press conference in Vashi.

This comes as great news for Thane Lok Sabha constituency’s UPA candidate Dr. Sanjeev Naik as he has officially got the support of a significant section of workers unions. This includes the 4300 contract workers pledging their support to for Dr. Sanjeev Naik. The announcement comes within a year of Ganesh Naik’s initiative of bringing parity in the wages of contract labours at NMMC at par with permanent workers. The other unions that have pledged their support to Dr. Sanjeev Naik include workers under the union of the Thane Municipal Transport, auto rickshaw unions and 8000 BEST workers of Meera Bhayander 8000. This support could impact nearly 25000 voters in the Thane constituency. This was announced in a press conference held by the Navi Mumbai Municipal Workers Union at NMSA, Vashi where the President of the Union, Sharad Rao pledged their support to Dr. Sanjeev Naik.

He also informed the campaigning being done by the union for the elections. With the support of the municipal union, Dr. Sanjeev Naik’s position in the Lok sabha elections has strengthened all the more.

After Mayor-Ship, I Continued my Social Work in Education and Sports in Navi Mumbai and Thane, Says Dr.Sanjeev Naik.

UPA candidate Dr. Sanjeev Naik is confident that the work he did after leaving the Mayor’s office were equally earnest in its endeavor to reach the masses.

Many know that UPA candidate Dr. Sanjeev Naik has gone to public for votes showing a track record of the work that he was able to do for the city from the Mayor’s office in NMMC. But after he quit corporators-ship and subsequent Mayor-ship at NMMC, he continued to reach out to the masses with his other initiatives he says. This includes the preparatory examinations for SSC students that he conducted for all schools in Navi Mumbai early this year.

Giving an example he says that somewhere this attempt helped students to mentally overcome the fear of board examinations. Another initiative undertaken by the NCP party under the leadership of Dr. Sanjeev Naik included the Navi Mumbai Krida Mahotsav 2009. Sounding excited about the tremendous response the drawing competition organized by them received in Navi Mumbai and Thane, Dr. Sanjeev Naik says that he is encouraged to do better.

Dr. Sanjeev Naik has also been seen on various stages and platforms in Navi Mumbai to promote art, heritage and culture of natives and migrants in a city that is come to be known as Mini India. Speaking on the need to do this he says. All said and done, Dr. Sanjeev Naik’s social initiatives are pretty popular in Navi Mumbai but will it help decide the course of his fate in his favor during these parliamentary elections, we’ll soon find out.

Sharad Pawar keeps his Promise- Addresses Rally for NCP candidate Dr.Sanjeev Naik in Koperkhairane

NCP Supremo Sharad Pawar had promised to give in all that he could to campaign for his candidate from Thane constituency Dr. Sanjeev Naik in the Lok Sabha elections 2009. And the leader kept his word by arriving in Navi Mumbai the very next day of his own elections.

This is NCP Supremo Sharad Pawar addressing a rally of party workers and supporters in a rally in Thane on the day when his party candidate Dr. Sanjeev Naik filed his nominations from Thane constituency. Keeping his promise that after the 23rd of April, he will put all his focus on Dr. Sanjeev Naik’s campaigning, NCP Supremo Sharad Pawar arrived in Navi Mumbai to address a rally for UPA candidate Dr. Sanjeev Naik. Thousands gathered on the grounds at Koperkhairane for the rally that saw the participation of Thane Guardian Minister Ganesh Naik, State Minister Dr. Patangrao Kadam, RPI Chief Ramdas Athavle, MLC Manda Mhatre, Navi Mumbai Mayor Anjani Bhoir and Navi Mumbai Congress Chief Namdeo Bhagat. Addressing the rally and appealing the voters to vote for their party, NCP Supremo Sharad Pawar said that the nation needs to bring those political parties into power who have the potential to address the immediate concerns of the nation, to take it to greater heights and those who practice secularism and communal harmony. He also praised Dr. Sanjeev Naik and said that to he was proud that his candidate, Dr. Sanjeev Naik had handled the office of the Mayor of Navi Mumbai very effectively and had a clean and cultured image in the public. While the elections campaigning will close on with more roads shows and rallies, only the voter’s will decide the fate of the candidates in the race to the parliament from the Thane constituency.

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Sanjeev Naik’s 5-Point plan for the Future City.

DNA Mumbai News

Congress-NCP candidate from Thane constituency Dr Sanjeev Naik recently launched his official website www.sanjeevgnaik.com in a bid to have more interpersonal interaction with the citizen.
In addition to the inaugural ceremony of the website he also announced his five pointers for the Thane Lok Sabha constituency.

The site is being viewed as a step towards giving citizen an upper hand while addressing their issues with the candidate. The site is equipped with information pertaining to his achievements and links to prominent Websites of the party.

“People in my constituency can use this platform to post issues they are facing which will be personally monitored so as to enable me to address the same with-in 24 hours. Internet will help me to understand the issues and work upon them more closely,” Naik Said.

The five pointers announced on the occasion attempt to cover all major grievances faced by the public. This includes solving water crisis, providing healthy living, addressing traffic concerns, controlling pollution and rehabilitation of slums. Accordingly, the candidate intends to bring excess water from Morbe Dam to Thane in future to bridge the water requirement.

He assures to start with water transport, monorail in the constituency. Installation of sewerage treatment plants in the constituency and planting more trees to protect the environment have also been mentioned in the pointers.

Friday, April 24, 2009

NCP- Congress RPI alliance candidate Sanjeev Naik seeking the blessings of an elderly voter during his campaign.

Vashi Times
April 25 – May 1, 2009

Sanjeev Naik is banking on the good work he has done during his tenure as Navi Mumbai mayor.
“The electorate of this constituency is clever enough to know the value of their vote on a candidate with dubious pat,” said Sanjeev Naik while addressing media persons in his campaign trial.

“Our party was instrumental in construction of the Morbe Dam, which will take care of the water requirement of Navi Mumbai and its adjoining areas beyond 2020,” said Sanjeev Naik. Further adding that the Property Tax rates for Navi Mumbai has not been increased for last few years as promised by the Guardian Minister Ganesh Naik.

On April 23, Sanjeev Naik “unveiled” his “five mantras” for the constituency’s rapid development which is:
1) Solving water crisis – by bringing the excess water from Morbe Dam to Thane in future to fulfill water requirement.
2) Healthy living – by replicating his success in getting the Cleanest City Award for Navi Mumbai to Thane and Mira-Bhayander as well.
3) Solving traffic problems – by starting sea transport and mono rail in the constituency which will not save time but also reduce the traffic on raod and help to develop reliable and low cost transportation in the region.
4) Pollution Control – by installing sewerage treatment plants in the constituency and plant more trees to protect the environment
5) Rehabilitation of slums – through SRA similar to Mumbai’s Dharavi slum redevelopment and making the dream come true of the slum dwellers to own a house in a building.

To support his vision, Sanjeev Naik also launced his official Website – www.sanjeevgnaik.com – to reach out to the masses. He said, “People in my constituency can use this platform to post the various issues they are facing and I personally will be monitoring their problems. I will try to address the issues raised within 24 hours. I ca thus work closely with people for their benefit.”

Dr.Sanjeev Naik, who became mayor of Navi Mumbai at the young age of 23, has proved his ability to work for the welfare of the masses.

New Shining Bombay

While there has been a drastic geographical change in the erstwhile PARLIAMENTARY CONSTITUENCY due to delimitation, the width of one of the new and resultant constituencies has not changes much. That means a candidate for a single constituency, such as Thane-Belapur, will have to represent an area right from Navi Mumbai to Thane,Bhayander and Uttan, as one of the major developing areas.

The interests of the people in this constituency are as varied as are the locations.Navi Mumbai has outgrown the initial expectations of the Government and CIDCO and has become a real city in readiness for the crown in the 21st Century.

While the upcoming elections are being held on such an electrol canvas, the political equations are in for fertile adjustments for a secular candidate. These equations could mean that the NCP-Congress-RPI Candidate Dr.Sanjeev Naik stands a little taller than his opponents in the electrol fray. With the latest developments, Samajwadi Party has provided open support for him along with the faction held by Ram Vilas Paswan. In another political development Mr.Hitendra Thakur of the Vasai Vikas Aghadi has spoken very high of Dr.Sanjeev Naik and has Provide full support of the Aghadi for him. It is not yet known to whom this success is to be attributed but it is a fact that most of the RPI factions have joined hands and provided full support for Dr.Sanjeev Naik.

What is it that will make the NCP-Congress-RPI candidate Dr.Sanjeev Naik clicks with the Voters?

The question was put to selective lot of voters from different Legislative Assembly segments of the constituency. The consensus was that he is educated, well groomed politically and has done something worthy to prove his merits in Navi Mumbai. Although the answers varied for a question like why the turnout was low for the elections held six months earlier, most of the voters felt that the turnout this time will show a remarkable improvement. The increase would have been attributed to general awareness campaigns put up by various organizations.

There should be a contact office and the smallest of the small complaints should reach the elected representative. He should understand the aspirations of the common people in his constituency and should have viable solutions to their genuine problems.

The elected representative should be resonant with their legitimate demands, and considering that he would be a parliamentarian, should have abilities to expressly put these demands before Central Government for action. As a public servant they should be squarely aware about public service.

In the Present nomination for the Thane-Belapur Constituency, Dr.Sanjeev Naik has emerged as a mature candidate for his party as well.

This is Irrespective of the fact that he happens to be the son of the Maharashtra Minister and NCP heavyweight Mr. Ganesh Naik.

An open letter to my constituency voters – Why Me? - by Sanjeev Naik

In an advertisement appearing on television Channels lately, a youth is shown interviewing a candidate who comes seeking his vote. The candidate takes umbrage; however the youth is adamant stating that he needs to know the candidate’s record before voting. While the reaction of the candidate is on expected lines, the act of the youth is a welcome change that is visible in the voters today.

The incidents of the 26/11 have shaken and stirred the conscience of all Indians. Everyone has realized that no one is detached from the happenings in the country. This is our country and we have to fight it enemies together, united.

For this it is very important that we set our house in order first. The awakening amongst the countrymen is translating into questions and thoroughly analyzed decisions. Gone are the days when elections were considered by most as a day of public holiday. There is an urge now to ensure that one is heard and heard well. The people are speaking out and are determined to ensure that their voice is carried by the right people to the corridors of power where the actual decisions are taken.

The 15th lok Sabha will be a test of the resolve of the people and a litmus test for the candidates.
This is the age of the youth. And only the youth have it in them to make a difference to the scheme of things. 75% of our country today is below the age of 40 years. Unfortunately just 7% of the MPs today are from this age group. It is time for Change.
I, Sanjeev Ganesh Naik, a candidate of the Congress, Nationalist Congress Party and RPI Alliance very humbly appeal to you to vote for me. To give me an opportunity to serve you, our state and our country. And I don’t appeal to you to take this decision blindly.

I reiterate that this time when you vote, stop to think first. Analyze me and all the other candidates from our 25 Thane Lok sabha constituency. Take into account our past record, experience, work for the society, dedication, Integrity, Credibility, character and image. Grade us all and I am sure, you will understand that my appeal to you for your precious vote is based no on the quest for power but backed by consistent performance and the right credentials.
I had the good fortune of being born in a family that has always been dedicated to social service. My father Shri.Ganeshji Naik, has always been a social worker first and then a politician. His efforts for the upliftment of the workers, the locals, his proactive stand in welcoming the new settlers of the city and helping them to identify with the regions, his progressive ideas, developmental work and his secular credentials are all a matter of record.
I was initiated into a social service at a very early age. The official recognition came with me becoming the Mayor of Navi Mumbai at the age for just 23 years, in 1995, the youngest in the country as recorded in Limca Book of Records.
I decided to use my age to my advantage and took decisions which traditionalists thought were very bold or may be even reckless. I however was very clear bout what I wanted for my city.
In a decision that will benefit generation to come, I, as the Mayor of Navi Mumbai acquired Morbe Dam for the City, when nobody in the state was ready to touch the almost shelved project. Today, NMMC, the only corporation in the country, post independence to own a dam, does not just have enough water for its residents to ensure a 24 X 7 Supply, but also surplus water to cater to the needs of those residing outside the city. This in the scenario when water supply is a major concern throughout the world is an unprecedented achievement.

I have always stressed on hygiene, efficient civic services and the need to involve the citizens in various projects to improve the conditions in the city. This helped NMMC win the prestigious Sant Gadgebaba cleanliness campaign of the State Government.
I conceptualized the three sewage Treatment Plant (STP) projects based on the advance C-Tech technology from Australia. The STPs are being developed in Vashi, Nerul and Airoli. The water treated here will be almost as good as drinking water. The water will be used in industries, for gardening and washing purposes. NMMC will be able to sell the water for commercial gains. The project will help reduce pollution in the creek where such water was earlier released.
My efforts have converted the dumping ground from an eye sore polluting necessity to a city resource. The Solid Waste Management programme in Navi Mumbai is arguably the best in the country with the recommendations of the Supreme Court to protect the environment, being implemented completely. The projects for reducing the emission of the poisonous methane gas, the earning of Carbon Credits, recycling of garbage into fertilizer and fuel at the Turbhe dumping ground have received international appreciation and recognition.

I believe that ones culture and heritage is a true source of inspiration for all of us. Through my organization Navi Mumbai Kala and Krida mandal, I have helped promote Maharashtra’s rich culture along with providing the city with its own tourist attractions and heritage. The magnificent statue of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj gallantly riding a horse and the depiction of the life of the Maharaj through the engraved murals at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Chowk in Vashi has become tourist attractions by themselves.
I have also ensured that the young ones of Thane District get the right platform to exhibit their talent. Millions of children have received encouragement and had an opportunity to participate in various competitions like “Chitra Bharati, sports meets, drama competitions etc organized by Navi Mumbai krida Sankul. I have also been involved with the successful pulse polio campaign at the local and National level.

In association with the Akhil Bharaitya Natya Parishad, I have promoted dance and drama in the city, Local artistes, bhajan mandals as well as top artistes of the state and country have been felicitated and encouraged through various concerts and programmes.
My selfness service to the city has been appreciates at the highest level. I have recently been conferred a “Doctorate” by the International Tamil university of Maryland USA. The honour is recognition of the services rendered by me towards environmental conservation, health and hygiene. The Sewage Treatment Plant project and my work in National polio Prevention campaign have come in for special mention.
I have also worked hard to help the city get funds and grants from the state and Central governments for its infrastructural projects.
The hallmark of a success full social worker is his ability to successfully and efficiently implement his plans for the benefit of the common man, on a wide range of issues, simultaneously. I believe,
I a social worker to the core, have accomplished this and more.
Being a youth has helped me to be progressive, have a vision that is helping change the face of the city that is witnessing world class development.
I have vowed to dedicate not just my youth but my life for the service of the people. I believe I am the candidate that we are all looking for to lead us to progress and prosperity. A man with the clean image for the 25 Thane Lok Sabha constituency. I am your very own candidate.
I have explained to you my qualifications. Time now for you to check out the others and then take an informed and well judged decision. I humbly believe you will agree with my view point and my candidature.
Press the button adjacent the “Clock” symbol when you go to cast your precious vote on April 30, 2009. Vote for Progress and prosperity. Vote for character.

Your Very Own
DR. Sanjeev Ganesh Naik.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Congress-NCP-RPI Candidate from Thane Constituency Dr.Sanjeev Naik Releases Party Manifesto.

NCP-Congress-RPI candidate Dr. Sanjeev Naik released his manifesto during a press conference which included many burning issues concerning Navi Mumbai, Thane and Mire-Bhayander.
NCP-Congress-RPI candidate Dr. Sanjeev Naik presented his manifesto in front of a huge gathering of media persons in Vashi. The manifesto included some of the most burning issues of Navi Mumbai, Thane and Mira-Bhayander. Some of the issues included were water shortage, water transport service, basic amenities and ring-route rail service. He also expressed concern over the fact that many voters would be going to their native place during the time of voting day which may have a huge impact on the outcome of votes.

However, he was hopeful that voters will come out that day and vote. Present during the release of the manifesto was Navi Mumbai Congress President Namdeo Bhagat, MLC Manda Mhatre, Mayor Anjani Bhoir, Deputy Mayor Shashikant Biraajdaar, Opposition leader Ramakant Mhatre and others.

Manifesto released by Sanjeev Naik


Vashi: Dr. Sanjeev Naik, the nominee of NCP-Congress-RPI (Athavale) alliance for the Lok sabha election, has released his party’s election manifesto, CIDCO Director and DCC President Namdeo Bhagat, MLC Manda Mhatre, NCP Navi Mumbai district president Gopinath Thakur, RPI (A) District President Sidram Ohol, Mayor Anjani Bhoir, Dy Mayor Shashikant Birajdar, opposition leader Ramakant Mhatre, Corporator Vitthal More, were present on the occasion.
Here are the few highlights of the manifesto


. Let maximum possible Funds Sanctioned from Center & MMRDA through JNNURM, for Economic upliftment of the Constituency’s Poor people, and projects like Palm Beach Flyover & other Facilities.

· Enhancing the status of Navi Mumbai Railway Stations at par with International standards & by Public Demand, have 12 Coach Trains started.

· Start Seaways Passenger Ferries.

· Establish Airport & Monorail Services.

· Get as many as possible Outstation Destination Trains to pass Through Belapur junction.

· Establish Ring-Rail-route Connecting Uran-Belapur-Vashi-Panvel-etc.

· DEVELOP Tourist spots wherever possible on the CRZ reserved shorelines.

· Establish entertainment spots like Boating Clubs, etc.

· Speedup the work on Bharat Ratna Dr.Babasaheb Ambedkar bhavan.

· Erect a Memorial of renowned social worker &literature Late Annabhau Sathe, the leader of Matang Community.

· Establish a cultural Center especially for the original inhabitants of Navi Mumbai the Agri-Koli community.

· Establish sports complexes Swimming pools wherever possible in Navi Mumbai

· Aggressively follow-up Vitava underpass clearance from the center, which is pending since ages.

· Build Fencing Wall beside Rail-tracks & nurture Greenery on the outer side.

· Get Employment Reservations & Income Source Sanctions for the Financially Affected by the Railway Acquisitions.

· Have the Unutilized Immoveable CPWD Properties Transferred Under Navi Mumbai Mahan agar Palika, and Develop them to the Benefits of Navi Mumbaikars.

· Develop International standard Planetarium, Museum& Aquarium.

· Have ‘Skywalks” Constructed at all possible road crossing points, from people’s safety point of view.

· To make Navi Mumbai women Financially Sound, get funds sanctioned from Central Govt. for the Mahila bachat gats (Women’s saving schemes).

· Assure ample 24 x 7 Water supply to the city for years to come, by implementing advance technology &reduce loop holes leakages.

· Try & get the maximum possible benefits from central Govt’s public welfare schemes, to reach Navi Mumbaikars.

·Establish and independent Tehsildaar’s office, to meet the administrative needs of Navi Mumbai’s fast growing population.

Our Manifesto for Thane

· Resurvey & solve the Waste- management & dumping-ground problems.

·Develop an international standard railway station in-place of the Mental hospital &start monorail.

· To supplement Thane’s ample water –supply, try & avail as much possible disbursements from the Maharashtra Govt sanctioned funds, for the Shai Dam.

· Start ‘piped cooking Gas’ supply project.

· Improve-n –increase CNG fuel supply pumps for local vehicles.

· Try for ‘Conveyance Deed’ of housing societies from State Govt.

· Solve problems of slum on MIDC land.

· Penalize &regularize all possible unauthorized constructions of the city on basis of Ulhasnagar.

· Attract National & international tourist by building International Shallow water park & also create jobs for locals.

·Try& create exclusive routes for heavy outstation vehicles. & ease the local traffic load.

· Develop an International standard Zoo at Manpada.

· Establish one day Entertainment activities center for the Middle–Class.

· Develop Eco-friendly tourist spot on the lines of Matheran near the Thane city on beautiful green Mountains.

· Redevelop dilapidated structures by getting additional FSI sanctions from Maharashtra Govt.

· To Provide all facilities to had a residential complex in Thane just Like Mumbai & get the required permission for the same.

· Properly use the U.P.A’s ambitions projects to build dream houses for the poor people in Thane City.

· Try & get Long –Distance trains to halt at Thane Station.

· Improve Thane Station & also establish a passengers lodging.

· Establish Thane- Vashi Karjat-KAsara harbor rail links of the 12 Coaches, increase Frequency.

·Try 7Get More Ladies Special Local-Trains Started.

·Relocate the divisional M.S.E.B office at Thane for proper distribution taking into consideration the increasing population in the city.

·Boost the Telephone Exchange Capacity.

·Try & Get Additional Power sanction form the Center & solve load Shedding Problem.

·Try to Get Justice to the effected farmers by making changes in the CRZ rules to get better rates for the farm land.

.Increase Number of Post offices.

·Get Additional Funds’ Sanctions for Savings Schemes.

·Establish beneficial projects for Young ladies through the Government.

·Start establishing Ghodbander- Baalkum service road according to Plans.

·As much as possible try 7save medium &small-scale industries of Thane by establishing consistent rapport with the Industrialists & industrial World.

· Try to reroute & extend Ghatkopar-Mulund Mumbai Metro train to Borivali via Ghodbunder.

· Convert Thane MIDC into IT MIDC & create maximum employment for youth.

· Develop international convention center not available at present near Mumbai.

·To reduce the trafiic congestion & pollution from the center of the Thane city ( Navpada, Jambhi naka, Tembhi Naka, Bazarpeth) develop a station outside the city. Also built a skybus form this station to the main areas.

·Provide special life Insurance & Medical policies for Senior Citizens & build Heart, Neuro, Uro Super Specialty hospital on the plot of mental hospital.

·Develop International standard educational projects under the sub Division of Mumbai university in Thane city.

·Build a Business Management center in Thane on the lines of London School of economics.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

NCP candidate Sanjeev Naik’s Interview

The Indian Express,
Thursday, April 16- 2009,
Q 1 Have you been introspecting after your defeat in May 2008 in the Thane Parliamentary bu- polls?

: Yes, of course. There were several reasons for the defeat. First: We Didn’t get expected lead in Navi Mumbai owing to the large number of Non-Marathi Population. Second: We did not got expected lead in Navi Mumbai owing to the large Number of Non-Marathi Population. Third: my nomination was announced quite late and we had very less time for preparation to cover the large Thane constituency. Since the defeat, we have devoted our time into analysis of the poll data and trying to fix those problems.
Q 2 Since the victory of BJP’s Ramchandra kapse in 1989, Thane Seat has been dominated by the BJP-Sena combine and has several pockets with loyal voters of the saffron alliance. Do you plan to canvass in such areas?

Ans: I will campaign in all area irrespective of their political leanings. So far the response I am getting from the people who are “So Called Sena-BJP voters’ is overwhelming. I will also be campaigning in Naupada in Thane city which is traditionally considered to be full of saffron voters and I have years of performance to show to the people.
Q 3 What are the Issues that you are highlighting in your campaigns?
Ans: I will be showcasing Navi Mumbai to the people of Thane. The Planned development is for everybody to see. I Strongly feel that candidates should have vision and my vision is holistic development. In Navi Mumbai we have worked towards reducing the impact of rapid urbanization on the environment . Navi Mumbai’s is the only civic body to have its sewage treatment plant. I believe other civic bodies should also have their own sewage treatment plants. I also have plans for decentralization of sewage treatment plants with the big housing complexes having their own sewage treatment plants.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Sanjeev Naik’s hectic campaigning, meetings scheduled on the 38th Birthday.

It’s a birthday he will remember forever. Amidst hectic electioneering, Naik will Celebrate his birthday today. “I would rather be surrounded by friends, followers and well-wishers than sit at home. This is not the time for Merry making,” said Naik who turns 38.
Naik went home at Balaji Gardens barely for an hour on Tuesday late night to seek the blessing s of parents and spend some time with his family before rushing to Bhayander. “I have packed schedule on Wednesday. We had a family get-together on Tuesday Night and then I went back to Bhayander where I have to attend meetings from 8 am to 10 am. The restof the day will be spent in Thane,” said an enthusiastic Naik.

In the meanwhile, his friends and party members pledged their support on the eve of his birthday. NCP corporator Jayaji nath Said,
“Our birthday gift would be that we would work even harder and reach out to more people. W e will seek people’s blessings and ensure that our leader wins the forthcoming elections with a huge margin. That will be the best birthday gift.”
With barely ten days left for voting, Naik has his hands full and is busy trying to woo people in the Thane constituency are educated persons. 74 percent of the total voters reside in the city and semi-urban pockets.
The changing population dynamics has forced political parties to redesign their poll campaigns. Issues related to infrastructure, transportation, housing etc have emerged as matters of prime importance, Naik said during interview.

NCP Candidate Sanjeev Naik Campaigns at Turbhe Stores.

In order to get maximum votes for the UPA contender for the Loksabha elections 2009 Dr Sanjeev Naik, a political rally was organized at the Turbhe store. Many party workers from the allied party participated in the rally.
With the upcoming Loksabha elections all the political parties are busy campaigning for their candidates. A similar political rally was organized at Turbhe stores in support of NCP-Congress-RPI candidate Dr Sanjeev Naik. Along with the maximum participation of RPI and Congress party workers, local corporator Suresh Kulkarni, Rajesh Shinde and Sangeeta Waske were also present in the rally. In order to encourage maximum people to vote for Dr Sanjeev Naik, the rally was headed by his uncle Dyaneshwar Naik. Local corporator Suresh Kulkarni gave us more insight about the rally.

It must be noted that local NCP party workers meticulously campaigned for Dr Sanjeev Naik. While Suresh Kulkarni expressed satisfaction over the huge turn out of locals and party workers, he did express disappointment over the working of party workers for the campaign.

Congress corporator inaugurates new public relation Office at Nerul to Support NCP candidate Sanjeev Naik

Vaishali Tidke, Congress corporator of ward number 71, Nerul inaugurated her new public relations office in support of Loksbha polls contender Dr Sanjeev Naik. The office was inaugurated by NCP district President Gopinath Thakur.

Congress party workers and corporators have decided to give in their full support this time round for the Lok Sabha elections 2009. Nerul corporator of ward number 71, Vaishali Tidke started a new public relations office in to support of Dr Sanjeev Naik, the inauguration of which was done by NCP district President Gopinath Thakur. On this occasion local corporator Vaishali Tidke, Nerul Block President of Congress party Ashok Gawade, Secretary of Navi Mumbai Congress party Dilip Tidke and others were present. Speaking to Media,, Ashok Gawade expressed his confidence over the victory of Dr Sanjeev Naik for the elections. He further added that being a young candidate, Sanjeev Naik can be an inspiration for the young voters. Congress local corporator Vaishali Tidke also confirmed of extending maximum support to Sanjeev Naik from the party.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Sanjeev Naik’s Tour in Airoli.

NCP-Congress-RPI candidate Dr. Sanjeev Naik’s election campaigning continued in full force in the Airoli assembly constituency. The candidate himself was seen meeting voters at Airoli, Ghansoli, Koperkhairane. The candidate appealed to voters and said that the parliamentary representative from this constituency needs a desperate change so that there is development and progress in the constituency. He further appealed to the voters to exercise their right to vote.
His supporters and party workers too expressed that they would stay united to ensure victory for their leader. In the same area, next day Thane Guardian Minister Ganesh Naik, Navi Mumbai Congress Chief Namdeo Bhagat and RPI Konkan Leader Sidhram Ohole and Anant Sutar and other leaders and party workers met voters in the area and appealed to voters to vote for the secular alliance candidate Dr. Sanjeev Naik.

Friday, April 10, 2009

Dr.Sanjeev Naik-NCP-Congress-RPI Candidate from Thane Constiteuncy files Nomination.

It was big day for the NCP party as the Navi Mumbai’s first Mayor Dr. Sanjeev Naik filed his nominations as the NCP-Congress-RPI candidate from the Thane constituency.

Enthusiastic, anxious and determined – that is how the nomination filing ceremony of NCP candidate Dr. Sanjeev Naik can be best described. And this had to be, for the Thane Belapur Lok Sabha constituency is a trailer of who will rule the corridors of power in the next assembly elections in this region. The Thane Collector’s office looked like a fortress with strict police bandobast as senior most leaders of the NCP party arrived to stand by Dr. Sanjeev Naik as he filed his nominations as the NCP candidate for the by polls. The official submission of the form to the collector was however kept away from the media cameras due to orders from the Election Commission’s rulings. The prominent presenties were Deputy Chairperson of the State Legislative Council Vasant Daukhare, Thane Guardian Minister Ganesh Naik, NCP State President Arun Gujrati, MLC Manda Mhatre, Navi Mumbai Congress Chief Namdeo Bhagat along with 1000 of party workers. We spoke to several leaders on their candidate. Dr. Sanjeev Naik – the man that is at the center of it all and promises to change the course of political hold in Thane Belapur Constituency spoke to Media.
Despite facing defeat last year, Dr. Sanjeev Naik expressed confidence over his victory. What did not go amiss was that for the first time, Dr. Sanjeev Naik was spotted in public with his wife. With nomination of one side filed and the other expected soon.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Priority to best Infrastructure - Dr. Sanjeev Naik

The Rising Summer has not dampened the spirit of the candidates of various parties vying to represent the Navi Mumbai electrorate in the next Lok Sabha. The campaigning by the candidates have also heated up with the Thane constituency going to the polls on April 30.
Talking to Media, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) candidate Sanjeev Naik said, “My aim is to not only provide the basic amenities but also to get the best infrastructure for the people of this constituency.”
“I will work towards solving the water woes of Thane and Mira-Bhayander Cities. To create more job opportunities for the youth, I will make a blue-print proposal for setting up more infotech zones in the Thane- Belapur area,” reiterated Naik.
He further stated that he take all efforts to implement various women specific schemes to introduced by the Central government, so that the women can stand on their own feet, “Like the development works carried out by NMMC in Navi Mumbai area, I will strive for Thane and Mira Bhayandar”, claimed Naik.

Monday, March 30, 2009

Morbe Dam- Navi Mumbai own 24 x 7 Water Supply Source.

NAVI MUMBAI will soon become the only connection which will supply 24 x 7 Water Supply to General Public. The work of laying water pipeline to connect Morbe Dam to Navi Mumbai is over. The city that seems to have been waiting forever for getting 24 X 7 water supply might have reason to rejoice soon as the city water woes will be washed away with Morbe water. That too at a time when neighbouring like Thane and Mumbai still are miles away from any such relief despite spending Thousands of Crores in the name of water supply.

October 2002– The month when the proposal to buy the Morbe Dam was first presented to NMMC general body meeting. It was said that developing the dam would cost NMMC Rs. 253 Crores. The then Municipal Commissioner Sunil Soni had promised that the water rates would not change if NMMC decided to go ahead and acquire Morbe Dam.

• 2002 NOVEMBER- He has always been criticized for the delay in the Morbe Dam project and so he’ll deserve every bit of appreciation when Morbe waters reaches the taps of Navi Mumbai homes. It was in the year 2002, that like a one man army first Mayor Dr. Sanjeev Naik, after having settled on the seat of the first citizen, called for a press conference. This was the first time that he announced his plans of promoting the idea of buying Morbe Dam for Navi Mumbai. Speaking to the media at that time, Dr. Sanjeev Naik had assured of clean and pure 24 hours water supply to Navi Mumbaikars from Morbe Dam.

• 2002 DECEMBER- In December 2002, the then Dy. Chief Minister of Maharashtra Chagan Bhujbal too had appreciated NMMC’s decision to buy Morbe Dam during the annual property exhibition. He had said that this decision would result in water to Navi Mumbai for 15 years.

• 2004 MARCH- The opposition continued to voice reservations against the Morbe Dam project until finally first Mayor Dr. Sanjeev Naik led NCP corporators convinced the weak alliance that the decision would be a boon to Navi Mumbaikars in the long run. Eventually, the same year the NMMC allocated Rs. 50 Crores in the budget to buy Morbe Dam.

2004 NOVEMBER- Later the same year, first Mayor Dr. Sanjeev Naik called for a press conference to announce that Union Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar would officially hand over the 1st phase of the Rs. 553 Crores Morbe Dam to Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation.

2004 NOVEMBER- Later the same month, Union Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar along with a galaxy of ministers performed a puja at the Morbe Dam site and then later in a grand ceremony, every leader promised 24X7 water supply from Morbe waters that was a blessing to Navi Mumbai.

2007 FEBRUARY- From 2004 to 2007, the Morbe Dam water pipeline connectivity project went on in a snail pace speed till Commissioner Vijay Nahata took charge as the city chief. In the Commissioner, the NMMC got the right force to execute the project. However, during the same year the media and your channel reported on the sub standard and poor quality of pipeline work that was being done by NMMC to connect Morbe Dam from Kalamboli to Digha. Every report was taken in the right spirit by the NMMC administration to focus on bettering the project.

• 2008 MARCH- Finally, it was in March 2008 that the NMMC came close to keeping its word of 24X7 water supply, as Morbe water reached Vashi. Thane Guardian Minister Ganesh Naik and first Mayor Dr. Sanjeev Naik along with others opened the tap to Morbe water till Vashi and celebrated this achievement for NMMC. At that time, Media caught up with the man behind the project – first Mayor Dr. Sanjeev Naik who evidently was elated.

2008 MAY- And not surprisingly, Morbe Dam went high on the list of Dr. Sanjeev Naik’s election campaigning for the Belapur by elections in May 2008. Senior NCP leaders knew that it is not everyday that a leader as young as Dr. Sanjeev Naik comes up with the visionary decision of a city owning a dam and that is why every leader who campaigned for Dr. Sanjeev Naik praised the first Mayor’s wise decision. However, of all praises, former Home Minister R R Patil’s speech was a testimony of why the credit for Morbe Dam goes to Dr. Sanjeev Naik.

2009 JANUARY- Early this year, reports of severe water crisis in neighboring cities like Mumbai and Thane started pouring in. Frustration and disgust in citizens against the corporation saw protests rallies and residents doing gherao of municipal officials in Thane and Mumbai. At the same time, both the cities started seeing how Navi Mumbai has gained with Morbe Dam to the extent that even MCGM Commissioner Dr. Jairaj Pathak was forced to publicly say that MCGM will solve water woes of Mumbai city from Morbe Dam.

2009 FEBRUARY- This month, under the headship of Thane Guardian Minister Ganesh Naik, a delegation of NMMC Officials and corporators along with Commissioner Vijay Nahata met State Water Supplies and Irrigation Minister Ajit Dada Pawar and pursued the subject of possession of Morbe Dam. Speaking about the meeting, Commissioner Vijay Nahata informed us that through the initiative of Thane Guardian Minister Ganesh Naik, they convinced Ajit Dada Pawar to make a government GR so that Morbe Dam can officially become the exclusive property of NMMC.Commissioner Vijay Nahata promised that work on Morbe would be completed by March.

2009 21, MARCH- And NMMC kept its March promise as the work on laying pipeline for Morbe Dam is over. Very soon NMMC will begin water testing work for the dam. Calling the Morbe Dam a big asset for NMMC, Commissioner Vijay Nahata says that they are also going to generate revenue from sale of Morbe Water. And Morbe Dam is not just going to solve water woes of Navi Mumbai and generate revenue but will also become a source of power generation. And to its credit, the Morbe Dam success story has even won recognition for Navi Mumbai at the National level – something that was endorsed by Thane Guardian Minister Ganesh Naik as well. The Morbe Dam water supply project of NMMC has won the 1st National Award for 24 X 7 water supply program by any municipal corporation in the country. The Government of India conferred the award on NMMC’s Morbe Dam as the best project for 24 X 7 water supply from 60 nominations from all over the country. Morbe Waters is all set to storm the taps of Navi Mumbai and quench the thirst of residents. While Summer 2009 will spell worst water crisis times for neighboring cities Mumbai and Thane, Navi Mumbai will write a different story. And when that happens – the man behind the Morbe Dam first Mayor Dr. Sanjeev Naik will be credited for making Morbe Dam – neighbour’s envy and owner’s pride.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

First mayor Dr.Sanjeev Naik meet muslims at nerul durgah.

After the CIDCO demolished the illegal extensions made by the durgah on Thursday, the community gathered in thousands during the Friday prayer to protest the action of CIDCO. Navi Mumbai First Mayor Dr. Sanjeev Naik’s presence during the same time brought down the temperatures as first mayor appealed to all sides to settle the issue amicably.
Tension still prevails at the Nerul Durgah situated on Palm Beach Road after CIDCO demolished the illegal extensions made at the Durgah without requisite permissions. While the day of the action had witnessed hundreds of Muslims protesting CIDCO’s drive, the second day being a Friday saw a mammoth crowd gather at the Durgah as thousands of Muslims arrived from all over Navi Mumbai and nearby cities arrived at the Durgah for Friday prayers. First Mayor Dr. Sanjeev Naik, who has always been NCP goodwill ambassador for all community including the Muslim community met with the believers at the durgah. He heard the hurt sentiments of the community and appealed to the Muslims to join hands and find an amicable solution to CIDCO’s action. The leader has assured the community of justice and doing everything possible so that the demands of the durgah and the Muslim community are met without breaking the rules and norms of the state. Speaking to the media, Dr. Sanjeev Naik emphasized on the need to solve the issue peacefully.
Illegal extensions by religious institutes in Navi Mumbai are nothing new. As the city grows and the number of devotees visiting each religious home increases, it is evident that the religious places will make extensions like many have in Navi Mumbai. Hence, the approach of Dr. Sanjeev Naik, in whose leadership the Muslim community strongly believes in, promises to do justice to the Muslim community under the umbrella of the rules and norms of the book.

Monday, March 9, 2009

Have a Smooth Ride-go on the Thane Belapur Road Says Sanjeev Naik.

While the concretization work at Thane Belapur Road might have brought nightmares to the commuters for the last two years, with the work coming to a closure, everyone is praising NMMC for the smooth drive on the concretized roads.
The Thane Belapur Road – has been commuters’ worst nightmares for decades but looks like the nightmare is finally coming to a closure with the closure of the concretization work of the road. The concretization project that was promoted by Thane Guardian Minister Ganesh Naik and pushed by first Mayor Dr. Sanjeev Naik at the NMMC level. But as the work of concretization is coming to an end, the opinion of the masses, News surveyed would be music to the ears of the ruling front at NMMC that has only heard criticism for it so far. Media spoke to every segment of commuters and tax paying citizens in Navi Mumbai and Thane, the 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.

The NMMC ensured that the work lived up to the promises made to citizens and hands down, with the additional lanes, greenery, decorative lights, traffic signals and pedestrian crossings – the concretized Thane Belapur Road is forcing even the critics to admit that it’s a job well done.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Sanjeev Naik is the right candidate for the MP's Post.

“Sanjeev Naik is the right candidate for the MP’s post. The country needs the leadership of young generation. We have the leadership of several youngsters in the parliament like Rahul Gandhi and Sanjeev Naik is a honest and brilliant candidate we ever have got hence it is the duty of every party man to work for him,” said the chief Minister of Maharashtra, Mr. Vilasrao Deshmukh while addressing the gathering at Sanpada at the Patel hall on Thursday, May 15.
Urging the party workers to work together and send MR. Sanjeev Naik to Delhi as the MP form this area, MR. Deshmukh told the party workers to forget all their previous differences and work jointly for the victory of Sanjeev Naik, “This is the most important election and prestigious for the party,” said MR. Deshmukh. Many party leaders like MR. Chandrakant Handore present on the occasion.

Earlier on Thursday, while briefing mediapersons, Mr. Deshmukh also cleared the doubts on the second international airport at Navi Mumbai and said that the project has received in principle approval from the union minister of environment and forest. “We have received the approval on Wednesday and the airport will be constructed by 2012,” said Mr. Deshmukh on Thursday.

With both youth and experience on his side,Sanjeev Naik will be the right choice for representing Thane in the Indian parliament.

More than three decades ago, some areas of Thane and Raigad districts were carved out to form Navi Mumbai. Now, destiny has chosen Sanjeev Naik, Navi Mumai’s first mayor to capture the parliamentary seat of Thane.

Though he is only 36, Sanjeev Naik is not New to Politics. Born with the blue blood in veins, the son of Navi Mumbai strongman and Guardian Minister Ganesh Naik has already proven his mettle in politics. He was elected the first mayor of Navi Mumbai and he went on to complete two more terms. Known for his political engineering and a perpetually smiling face, Sanjeev Naik’s amicable mannerisms and respect for elders is appreciated even by his adversaries. Political pundits are of the Opnion that it was master stroke of NCP Supremo Sharad Pawar to field Sanjeev Naik in place of Old faces like Vasant Davkhare.

Many experts are of the opinion that Sanjeev Naik’s winning chances are directly propotional to the whole-heartedness of congress cadres in supporting him.

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Party Workers Support Sanjeev Naik’s Candidature for the elections.

NCP workers deny that Sanjeev Naik’s candidature for the bye-elections came as a surprise for them. They claims that they were, In fact, Preparing themselves for the elections next year.
Gopinath Thakur, NCP’s district president of Navi Mumbai, opnies that Sanjeev Naik is the right canididate for the party in the forthcoming elections.

“He is an able administrator and experienced as well. Even if he has just eight months to prove himself, he will and that is something everyone will see for themselves,” said Thakur.
Anjani Bhoir, mayor of Navi Mumbai, perceives Naik as the best candidate for the forthcoming elections.

“Sanjeev Naik is a wise man and he has the ablility to connect well with people of all age groups and all walks of life. He can reach out to People, not just in the city, but in rural and tribal areas as well. He is the son of the soil,” she claims.

According to Ram Vichare, chairman of NMMC’s education Committee, Sanjeev Naik can bring about a key transformation in the educational sector and his candidature was expected.

“He has always aimed at providing 100% percent literacy, even when he was the mayor of Navi Mumbai. He can tap funds from the state as well as the Central government with his convincing skills.” Said Vichare.

Dr. Jayaji Nath corporator and spokesperson of the NCP in the NMMC, adds “When people vote, they expect their candidate to work for them. One should closely study the personal profile of the candidate and his experience and his past work and then vote. A candidate’s past performance and his ability to do quality work should be kept in mind while voting. Sanjeev Naik has managed to get water supply form Morbe Dam and has been instrumental in the work on the Thane-Belapur road and has set up several sewerage plants at Vashi, Nerul and Airoli during his tenure as the mayor of Navi Mumbai. His works Speaks Volume about him.”

However, Sanjeev Naik was preparing himself for this election for a long time. It was decided that he would contest this election next year.”

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Melawa for pune natives in Navi Mumbai Organised by Sanjeev Naik

The grand melawa organized by the NCP at Vishnudas Bhave auditorium was aimed at bringing all those Pune natives residing in Navi Mumbai on one platform. Present on the occasion was Thane Guardian Minister Ganesh Naik. During the event, a special felicitation was held for the first Mayor of Navi Mumbai Dr. Sanjeev Naik. Several NCP corporators and party workers were present in this melawa. The people presented stated that theyhad always received the support of Thane Guardian Minister Ganesh Naik and that the feeling would always be reciprocated.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

In Navi Mumbai there are talented Players up to national level says Mr.Sanjeev Naik.

Recently Navi Mumbai Sports Programme held in Navi Mumbai former mayor Shri Sanjeev Naik says In future we can get National Players with the Navi Mumbai Krida Sankul. He further stated that the next year this sports krida sankul sports event he will try to organize in his own ground.
With respect to Krida Mahotsav 2009 Shri sanjeev Naik said that Participants had shown their talent in this three day programme and winners were happy and losers were little sad and even though they losed but their fighting spirit was appreciate able and in future we can get national players from this event itself. He congragulated the future players for next year. Shri Sanjeev Naik also praised the students of St Xaviers School and Gyanvikas Organization.

Monday, February 23, 2009

SSC Preliminary examination starts in Navi Mumbai says Sanjeev Naik

To motivate the students and make them comfortable in their exams which will be held in SSC Board Exams held in March 09 Navi Mumbai education board has implemented and Preliminary examination in Marathi and English Subjects. These exams Will be held Between 20 Dec 08 and 4 Jan 09 stated Mayor Sanjeev Naik.
Naik Further stated that “Last year 4,500 Students appeared for the SSC Exams This year these exams will be conducted in English as well as Marathi medium. The student who comes first in the exams will receive a laptop, and second prize winner will get Rs.10, 000 and third Prize winner will get Rs.5, 000.
This year 11,000 students will be appearing in the exams both from English and Marathi medium.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Shivjayanthi Celebrated in the City in Presence of Sanjeev naik

Shiv Jayanti is the day when the birthday of Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj is celebrated on a grand scale in Maharashtra. Shivaji was born at the Shivneri fort in Pune on February 19th, 1630. As known Shivaji was a great leader and the creator of the Maratha nation. On this day processions are held. Many take part in the procession where they put up small skit, which they keep on performing all the way in the procession.
Various programs are arranged on this day. A program was organized by MCGM at Shivaji Park on the occasion of the 379th birth anniversary of Shivaji Maharaj. Present was Mumbai Mayor Shubha Raul who paid tribute to the Maratha warrior by offering a garland of flowers on his statue. Also present was Maharashtra Governor S C Jamir, Mumbai Sheriff Indu Shahani, MCGM Commissioner Dr. Jairaj Pathak and others. A similar procession was led in Vashi which culminated at the Shivaji Chowk. Navi Mumbai Mayor Anjani Bhoir presented a garland of flowers to the Shivaji Maharaj statute. Also present was first Mayor Dr. Sanjeev Naik and Deputy Mayor Shashikant Biraajdaar amongst other dignitaries.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Minority Cell meet at Nerul by Chieft Guest Dr. Sanjeev Naik

The Minority Cell meet held by the National Congress Party in Nerul us being called as an initiative to being the Muslim community on one platform and to gain their trust in wake of the upcoming elections. Present as the main advisor and the chief guest during the meet was former Mayor Dr. Sanjeev Naik. He appealed to all present to work in unity. He stated that there were many internal difference and technical setback in the minority cell which needs to be overcomed. During the meet, new party workers were appointed and certificates of various posts were distributed. The meet was organized by Anwar Hawaldaar of Nerul ward and presided over by corporator and President of Minority Cell, Jabbar Khan. Also present during the meet was corporator J D Sutar and NCP Nerul Block President, Ashok Gawde.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

ICL Lifts Championship at Navi Mumbai Krida Mahotsav organised by Shri Sanjeev Naik

05 Feb 2009,
Krida Mahotsav one of the biggest sporting extravaganzas in the cyber city,came to an end on Thursday with much fanfare. Vashi based ICLES Motilal Jhunjhunwala College(Popularly known as ICL) topped the table among over a hundred Schools and Junior Colleges from Navi Mumbai Krida sankul Organised by Navi Mahotsav-09, Ehich culminated after a four day spectacular show on the Navi Mumbai Sports Association ground.
Jubilant ICL Principal Jayshree Daoo and Sports director Mansee Madare received the trophy with her little champs from the Thane Guardian Minister Ganesh Naik. Daoo received the championship trophy, along with a cash prize of Rs.11,00 at a giterring prize distribution cereomony attended by thousands of athletes,sports teachers and a string of corporators. The tournament saw the participation of many age gropus, like under-12,under-14,under-16, for boys and girls. The competition was segregated into two segments for private institutes and municipal schools.
Champion ICL athletes scored 109 points in field and track events,kabaddi,volley ball, football and kho kho competitions. most of the points for ICL came from the track and field events with 54 points, as the atheletes dominated the turf on all three days. The winner for ICL In the individual events included Dipesh Sawant,Sonam Jaiswal,Kerena Nadar,Kishore Mahulkar,Priyesh Naik,Akshay Mhatre,Tanvi Angre and Vishakha Choudhary. In the team events, ICL won titles in the under-19 boys and girls cricket, under nineteen girls volleyball, under nineteen girls football, under 19 boys and gilrs team relay.
“We managed to break the monopoly of traditional champions Radhikabai Meghe Vidyalaya(RMV), who had been winning the trophy for a few years now. This was one of our biggest achievements, emerging as the champion among so many schools and colleges, in the city,”Said and ecstatic ICL Principal Daoo.
ICL was followed by defending champions RMV and R.F.Naik's Performance was seen in kho kho,kabbadi,football,and volleyball. While RMV won titles in the boys under-14 and under-16,R F Naik Claimed the under-12 boys and under 12 girls crowns in kho kho Dnyan Vikas high school and R F Naik shared the kabbadi titlesin various age groups.Tilak college boys bagged the under-19 volley ball title, While father Agnel boys won the football title in the school level.
Some of the Institutes that participated including St.Xaviers-Airoli,Modern College,Shreeram Vidyalaya, St.Marys-koparkhairane,Vidya Prasarak-Belapur,DAV-Nerul,Amrita Vidyalam,Terna Vidyalaya,Vashi English School,Navi Mumbai High school and Pandit Motilal School. The individual winners got Rs.1000 to Rs.500 and Rs.300 cash prizes with gold, silver and bronze medals respectively. In the team events, the first and second place winners received Rs.3000 and Rs.2000 in different age groups and disciplines. A few of the individual winners included Ayush Shetty,Mitul Oswal,Amir Mohd Khan,Roshan Jha,Satyandra Yadav,Amkar Amin,Neha Panhalo,Ankita Kunte,Monica Jadhav,Ashlesha Patil,Aishwarya Shinde and Manisha Singh.
Sanjeev Naik, Head of Navi Mumbai Krida Sankul Said, “We have been successful in organizing the biggest ever sports festival in the satellite city since its inception. We came up in 1992 to promote the Growth of sport and sportsmanship in Navi Mumbai. As a Sportsman, I can understand the trauma faced by children who have the potential to push the limits. It is for this very reason we have given away a cash prize of Rs.4 Lakh to all the Winners in each and every category and game, in order to enhance their Confidential levels so that they may be able to achieve higher feats.”

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Mayor Dr. Sanjeev Naik inaugurates Construction work in corporator Ravindra Ethape’s ward

January 28, 2009,
Corporator Ravindra Ethape held the inauguration of repair work in his ward no. 81 at Nerul where former Mayor Dr. Sanjeev Naik was present as the chief guest. Corporators have started inauguration of various development projects in their respective wards, one of which was done by corporator Ravindra Ethape in his ward no. 81 at Nerul. The inauguration was done at the hands of former Mayor Dr. Sanjeev Naik.Plans comprising under this development are road widening, footpath repair, covering of gutters with FRU, repair of gutters, construction new gutters and footpaths, lane-marking of roads and others. This work was approved by the NMMC Standing Committee in December 2008. The proposal was to widen and repair the road from Navdurga Society to Safal complex in Sector 19A, Nerul. The work includes digging the road, removing debris, placing 40mm stones for repair of road, placing silt, putting stone dust on it, increasing height of main sewerage hole, placing curb stones there and constructing water NT. The work has been awarded to Swastik Infralogics for Rs. 37 Lacs 58 Thousand 027 which is 27% higher than the estimated cost. The work will be completed in a time period of 4 months.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Krida Mahotsav organized by Sanjeev Naik NMKS Chief; 10,000 Visitors expected.

22 January 2009
The grand sports meet, Navi Mumbai krida Mahotsav organized by the Navi Mumbai Krida Sankul(NMKS) is expected to attract more than 10,000 students this year. The event was inaugurated on Monday evening by state Deputy Chief Minister(CM) Chaggan Bhujbal, in the presence of guardian Minister Ganesh Naik and Cricketer Sandeep Patil. The Mayor of Navi Mumbai, Anjani Bhoir joined late. The meet saw a glittering start with hundreds of students displaying their prowess with lezim and other demonstrations.
The four day meet includes individual and group athletic events and team games, like kabbadi, kho-kho, Cricket, Football and volley ball. All the participants will be given participation certificates with the winners getting trophies and cash prizes.
NMKS has been organizing sports meet since 1992 and claims several participants have gone on to play at the state and national levels.
Sanjeev Naik, chief of NMKS, said, “Sports is an integral part of development of city and it is important that the students get a good platform to exhibit their prowess. NMKS has been doing just that over the years and organized several meets.”
This time we have organized this meet on a big scale to give enough opportunities to all. The level of participation indicates the talent in the city.The Closing ceremony will be on January 22 with Top sports and flim Personalities expected to attend.

Last Year: 1.Over 8,000 students participated.
2.Winning amount was Rs.4 Lakh.
3. Around 55 Schools and colleges participated.

This Year: 1. Over 10,000 Students expected.
2. Winning Amount is Rs.4 Lakh.
3. Around 150 Schools and colleges expected to participate

Monday, January 26, 2009

Mayor Sanjeev Naik gives Navi Mumbai Krida Mahotsav 2009 with “lighting start” at shivaji chowk vashi

Jan 20,2009
The Navi Mumbai Krida Sankul started the “Navi Mumbai Krida Mahotsav 2009’ in a grand ceremony at Vashi. Navi Mumbai Krida Sankul’s Navi Mumbai Krida Mahotsav started with the lighting of the torch by the youth at Vashi's Shivaji Chowk, giving the zestful start to the event. The youth then took the rally with the torch to the venue to give a lighting start to the Navi Mumbai Krida Mahotsav 2009. The procession was welcomed by Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Chaggan Bhujbal in the presence of Thane Guardian Minister Ganesh Naik, Navi Mumbai Krida Sankul President Dr. Sanjeev Naik, Mayor of Navi Mumbai Anjani Bhoir and Standing Committee Chairman Sandeep Naik and many other local NCP leaders. 12000 students from more than 150 schools are participating in this sports event. At the beginning, students of all the schools saluted the guests and then gave a presentation of their talents in front of the Dy. Chief Minister Chaggan Bhujbal and others. In their introductory speeches, Thane Guardian Minister Ganesh Naik and former Mayor Dr. Sanjeev Naik spoke about the festival. Deputy Chief Minister Chagan Bhujbal said that Navi Mumbai was a better place than Mumbai – one reason for this is the proper planning of CIDCO that makes playgrounds available to the youth, which in turn encourages sports within the youth.He also shared with the audience the different kind of grants and schemes that the Maharashtra State offers to budding sports stars and seeing the impressive display of the youth at the Navi Mumbai Krida Mahotsav encouraged Thane Guardian Minister Ganesh Naik to mobilize maximum funds provided by the State Government into Navi Mumbai.Under President Dr. Sanjeev Naik’s headship, Navi Mumbai Krida Sankul’s Sports Festival has become a platform for not just students of private schools but even municipal schools to exhibit their sports talents and get the right opportunity to better their sporting traits playing against competent teams. The festival’s success year after year is helping the Navi Mumbai Krida Sankul and the people behind it to win the hearts of the young budding sports stars of Navi Mumbai.

Monday, January 5, 2009

RTO Commences ITS 20TH Road Safety Week in Navi Mumbai with Dr.Sanjeev Naik

January 1, 2009,
With the rising of the New Year, road safety week is being held in the entire country. The inauguration of the campaign in Navi Mumbai was done by the Regional Transport Office of Navi Mumbai at the Central Facilities building of RTO.
At the inauguration ceremony, were present Navi Mumbai Mayor Anjani Bhoir, first Mayor of Navi Mumbai Dr. Sanjeev Naik, NMMT Transport Manager Jitendra Papalkar, RTO Officer Bharat Kalashkar and others. The ceremony began with a street play, conveying message to the auto rickshaw drivers about taking care of safety measures as well as improving their behavior with the passengers. Normally Road safety week is held for a week, but Navi Mumbai RTO has planned to carry out this awareness campaign for the entire month. Informed Deputy RTO officer Bharat Kalaskar, that the drive is to educate the young citizens about the safety measures that are to be followed. According to him, out of the accidents taking place in the country, 35% to 40% are the youngsters killed in the accidents.
We also spoke to Anjani Bhoir who expressed her views about the importance of the campaign. Former Mayor Dr. Sanjeev Naik too stressed more on the usage of helmet and seat belts at the time of driving vehicles. He also informed us about installing CNG stations in various nodes of the city to control pollution due to vehicles. NMMT Transport Manager Jitendra Papalkar also informed about starting an educational programme for the NMMT bus drivers. The ceremony ended with a car rally that emphasized on usage of helmets and seat belts. As a part of the campaign, a rally will be held on 26th Janaury, named Save Young India, for educating the youngsters about the safety measures.