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Lajpath Park at Bhagalpur.

Crusade to save parks


April 8th, 2017

Our Bureau


Bhagalpur: Developments in terms of modernizations like concrete networking and loss of greeneries  in big cities and also in urban areas put a big question mark in the daily lives of residents.

Anil Samajik Vikash Evon Anushandan Parisad, a Bhagalpur based social body has come forward particularly for the people who loves to protect environment and Nature.

The Parisad recently in letters to divisional commissioner and district magistrate, Bhagalpur has urged not to allow any mega events like circus or Dagny land Mela etc in Lajpath park for protecting such open places like parks having greenery in the in the heart of the city and also for good public causes . “Many people use to visit the park daily morning and evening for walking besides the many new generation use to spend their times at such parks which are essential for the point of health point,” the letter mentioned.

The letter also pointed out the park was named to mark the martyrdom of Lala Lajpath Roy and several schools like Durga Charan High school, Mokshada plus two girls school, Crists Church girls High school, plus two government Zila school and Ramkrishna Mission middle school along with Kala Kendra, the old institute for art and craft is located near the park. Others establishments like nursing homes, girls hostel, building of local chapter of Indian medical association etc is also located near Lajpath park. “During such big events which continues even more than two months in many occasion, disrupts all activities as such events occupies the entire park and people could not go morning or evening walks there. Besides, the noise pollution and gathering of huge people during such events creates complete nuisances in the entire areas,” the latter mentioned.

The letter also underlined that during last financial year, Bhagalpur Municipal Corporation (BMC) had spent Rs 80 Lakh for beautification drive inside Lajpath park including other facilities for the visitors. “Many people use to conduct yoga on the stage constructed inside the park but such mega events not only certainly deprived people who want to utilize the park for a better cause but also disturb the educational institutions located in the vicinity of the park,” the letter alleged further.


Rajesh Kumar Tiwary, a social activist turned lawyer  and the president of the Parisad also mentioned in the letter that earlier the High court, Patna while giving references of article 51A and 243 ZD in constitution of India said such open places which generally used for public interests should be protected by local administration and allowing such mega events are the violation of the articles of the constitution. High court, Patna in mentioned it in its order in a case related to Jai Prakesh Uddhan (another park in the city), Dr Samir Ghosh and others Vs Government of Bihar and others in C W J C No 5822 of 2004.

Tiwary further mentioned another rite filled at High court, Patna, Monoj Kumar Singh Vs Government of Bihar (C W J C No 4259/2002) in which the High court out ban on circus and other mega events at Harding park in Patna. “On the basic of the High court’s orders, we urged local authorities not to allow such arrangements in the parks here.

District magistrate, Adesh Titarmare was not available for his comment but a source confirmed BMC recently allowed Degniland Meal in the park. “Doctor prescribed me morning walk and Lajpath park is convenient for me because it is near my house. But for the Degniland Mela I could not walk there, “ alleged Ramprakesh Mandal, a retired teacher. “I really don’t not want my boys to confined their off times inside my flat so I told them to play in the park in the evening. But since the mela has occupied the park, many like my boys are deprived off playing there in  the evening times,” alleged Sangita Jha, a homemaker at Moshakchak, a locality near the park.

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