Diocese of Olympia church’s new online funeral service offers memorial…

first_img Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Tampa, FL AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Hopkinsville, KY By Egan MillardPosted May 21, 2020 TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Submit an Event Listing Rector Belleville, IL Featured Events COVID-19, Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Submit a Job Listing Submit a Press Release St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Renton, Washington, has created a web platform for online funerals. Image courtesy of St. Luke’s[Episcopal News Service] As St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Renton, Washington, rapidly transitioned to online services during the early stages of the COVID-19 outbreak in the Seattle area, its rector soon saw an unfilled need. While livestream Morning Prayer provided a suitable, albeit short-term, substitute for the usual Sunday Eucharist, there wasn’t a readily available blueprint for mourning and honoring the dead.“As we were putting those things together, we had a person die,” the church’s rector, the Rev. Kevin Pearson, told Episcopal News Service. “And we were starting to think about – well, what do we do? And what do [the relatives] do?’ … We’re going to wait six months? Or, we don’t really know how long. So all of it started coming together at once.”The solution that Pearson and his staff developed is an example of the new ways of doing church that are emerging amid the devastation and everyday disruption of COVID-19. Physical distancing restrictions mean that many people at the end of their lives – whether they have COVID-19 or not – are dying alone, and some priests have adapted the sacrament of last rites to be administered by phone or FaceTime.Funerals are trickier, given that they typically involve large groups congregating in one place. Many churches are postponing them indefinitely or limiting them to graveside services for a few immediate family members. And while some are performing them online on a case-by-case basis for parishioners, St. Luke’s has developed a streamlined platform for designing and organizing online funerals and is offering the services to anyone, anywhere, who wants them.Launched this week, the service offers families an Episcopal funeral rite for their loved one, performed by Pearson at St. Luke’s and livestreamed. For the $750 basic funeral service, families can choose the readings and gather on a dedicated webpage to view the service live, chat with each other and share photos and remembrances. For additional fees, many options for customizing the funeral are available, including a choice of music and performers, reflections or performances by loved ones, a full Zoom reception and a remembrance video.This sample page shows what an online funeral setup looks like. Image courtesy of St. Luke’sFor Pearson, who has a doctorate in liturgy, the idea of doing virtual funerals was initially not appealing.“I care a lot about how people gather, and quality of ritual,” he told ENS. “And so I was particularly feeling a little – what many clergy might feel, like, ‘This is faux. This isn’t the real thing.’ And I don’t think it’s the intended thing, but I am seeing now how in many situations the real thing is not being done. … Very often it’s not possible. So do you just not do anything? So this is at least something, and it’s powerful.”Concerns about the pastoral needs of those who had lost a loved one outweighed the initial discomfort at the idea of digitizing an ancient ritual. Pearson, a former chaplain at Seattle Children’s Hospital, has been “around a lot of grief” and knows how important rituals are in that first week or so after a death.“It’s very familiar turf to me,” he said. “This is so crucial, that there is a window of emotional time that needs to be responded to.”The sanctuary of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church. Photo courtesy of St. Luke’sAs Pearson and his staff were developing the online funeral platform, his friend’s brother in Ohio died. Wanting to see how an online funeral would work in real life, he made the family an offer.“There was no way for people to gather. And I said, ‘Hey, we’re working on this idea. Could we use your situation as a test?’”The family accepted the offer, and the experience exceeded Pearson’s expectations – so much that he stopped referring to the idea as a “virtual funeral,” because nothing about it felt virtual.“It was very, very moving,” Pearson said. “The family was amazed. They were in New York, they were in California, they were out in the sticks in Ohio, they were in Columbus, and we went to the Zoom reception, people were wiping their eyes – I mean, they were just so thankful. It was a real funeral.”Pearson increasingly realized that the online funeral could be more than just a temporary substitute for an in-person funeral, noticing that although it had its drawbacks, it also had advantages.“While it isn’t anything like gathering normally in one place, there are actually some things that are nicer about it,” he told ENS.At crowded funerals, for example, it can be difficult to connect with everyone. Although Zoom removes the in-person element and the spontaneity of one-on-one conversations, it can allow for more intentional time with each other.“I would say that was actually – in my experience – that was better than being in person,” Pearson said.Perhaps more significantly, Pearson realized that the benefits of an online funeral went beyond the pandemic – that it could offer families who could not afford to travel to attend or even hold a funeral the chance to mourn together in a dignified way.“This kind of came out of our times, and then as we got more deeply into it, we realized that this isn’t just a COVID thing. People don’t do funerals for a whole lot of reasons.”The church kept the basic fee affordable, but high enough to cover the overhead costs associated with producing the funerals, like staff time and tech resources. Pearson is planning to offer an option to donate to cover the costs of funerals for those who may not be able to afford them.Pearson expects that most funerals will be for people not associated with the parish and recognizes the potentially sensitive issue of serving people in another parish or diocese.“I asked my bishop about our services crossing jurisdictions, and he didn’t see an issue,” Pearson said. “Nevertheless, I want to be especially sensitive to the pastoral needs of the people we serve and, in my mind, that means they’re being supported by their local clergy. I don’t see our service as superseding the local pastoral role. It is simply something we are able to offer and that fulfills a real and imminent need.”Pearson knows that an online funeral isn’t for everyone, and even he was skeptical about its suitability at first. But as to the question of whether it is still a “real” funeral, Pearson now has a clear answer.“I may never have considered doing this in an online way without the unique circumstances that we’re living with,” Pearson told ENS. “If someone had told me, ‘What about an online funeral?’ I would have said, ‘That’s crazy.’ And yet, having seen it, done it, it was all real.” Rector Washington, DC The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. 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House in El Sesteo / Arkosis

first_img “COPY” Photographs:  Roberto D’AmbrosioCollaborators:Ma. Fernanda Matamoros, Cristian Alvarez, Carlos Jiménez, Jeffrey CuberoArchitect In Charge:Iván DelgadoCity:San RamonCountry:Costa RicaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Roberto D´AmbrosioText description provided by the architects. The house intends to reflect the general spirit of the site as understood from its history, in this case it relates more to its origin as a “sesteo” than to its more ostentatious present.  A sesteo was the place where oxcart drivers would spend the night after a long journey; this name lingered on and was given to the current upper-middle class community.Save this picture!© Roberto D´AmbrosioFantastic Realism allows the argument to be a real fact, to which “an illusory or fantastic ingredient” is added.  An imaginary archeology is the excuse to unearth ancient walls, traces of a possible past that will support the present-future of the house.Save this picture!© Roberto D´AmbrosioThese concrete walls are the monolithic base and the conceptual opposite of a collection of materials that show their industrial edges and assemblage, as a reference to the continuous bricolage that takes place in the majority of Costa Rican neighborhoods, here material progress means not only to acquire more appliances or cars, but also construction materials that are set on top of each other in apparent disorder, their individuality as single industrial pieces still readable… added space; alteration here means expansion most of the time. This procedure could be regarded as a meta language, not because it describes architectural language but because it precedes it. It also implies reducing the mediation of constructional lexicon and focusing on space as a direct consequence of the accumulation of materials.Save this picture!Plan 1Save this picture!Plan 2In practical terms, the cost of the house was slightly under $ 600 per square meter, the bottom of the intermediate price range in the country, mainly due to the use of inexpensive materials and progressive finishes.Save this picture!© Roberto D´AmbrosioAnother interest is the paradoxical uninhabited architecture which remains empty while the owners work to pay for it, a distinct phenomenon in Costa Rican middle class. As a response the house lights up in particular ways in the mornings and the afternoons when the owners are present. The challenge of using west and east as the source of light is chosen with a deep and staggered layout in order to identify the most recognizably distinct lights from each other.Save this picture!Long SectionIn only 105 m2 one can transit through the house in parallel to the seriated planes while diagonal views expand space. A continuous going forth and retracing one´s steps at significant points occurs inside. Outside, the house needs to interweave with its immediate neighbors, thus it recedes in order to discover a zigzagging profile of the house on the south. On the opposite side, a vacant lot, the house offers a separation and a geometry that resonates with that of the existing house as an invitation to the next architect to work under similar principles.Save this picture!© Roberto D´AmbrosioProject gallerySee allShow lessMelike Altınışık Architects Wins First Mention in Competition for Kızılırmak Bridge …Architecture News7 Futuristic Fabrications Leading Us Towards a Newer ArchitectureArticles Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/782788/house-in-el-sesteo-arkosis Clipboard 2016 Photographs Projects Save this picture!© Roberto D´Ambrosio+ 32 Share CopyAbout this officeArkosisOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesInterior DesignResidential InteriorsHouse InteriorsSan RamonCosta RicaPublished on March 26, 2016Cite: “House in El Sesteo / Arkosis” 26 Mar 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Architects: Arkosis Area Area of this architecture project CopyHouses, Houses Interiors•San Ramon, Costa Rica Area:  105 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” Year:  ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/782788/house-in-el-sesteo-arkosis Clipboard Houses Costa Rica ArchDaily House in El Sesteo / Arkosis House in El Sesteo / ArkosisSave this projectSaveHouse in El Sesteo / Arkosislast_img read more

Celebrity charity auction site launches

Celebrity charity auction site launches A Web site auctioning celebrity memorabilia for charity has launched in the USA. AllStarCharity.com, supported by Sony Broadband Entertainment, lets celebrities choose which non-profit will receive the income from the sale of their item. Two hundred celebrities from the world of music, athletics and acting are reported to have offered items for the site.Read Celebrity Auction Site Raises Money for Charity by Michael Bush at dmnews.com. Howard Lake | 24 August 2000 | News About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  19 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis read more

Two new roles at Action for Blind People’s Individual Giving team

first_img Howard Lake | 13 October 2006 | News The review of the charity’s Individual Giving team identified a need for a senior manager focusing on revenue generation and one on the essential support from database and customer care teams.Both staff will report to Andy Taylor, Director of Fundraising and Marketing. Tagged with: Recruitment / people  20 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis After a review of its Individual Giving team Action for Blind People has created two new posts. Saul Charlwood takes up the Head of Individual Marketing post, and Ian Hunt becomes Head of Fundraising Support.Saul first joined Action for Blind People earlier this year as Regular Giving Manager, having previously worked with British Red Cross in Customer Care, with databases and with direct mail.Ian was Action for Blind People’s Senior Database Co-ordinator for nine months, moving to Database Marketing Manager, a role which he held for over three years. Advertisementcenter_img Two new roles at Action for Blind People’s Individual Giving team About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

Conaway Will Lead House Ag Committee

first_img SHARE Conaway Will Lead House Ag Committee By Andy Eubank – Nov 19, 2014 Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter Previous articleObama to Announce Immigration ReformNext articleFY15 Funding Helping Export Markets for U.S. Agriculture Andy Eubank Home Indiana Agriculture News Conaway Will Lead House Ag Committee SHARE Representative Mike Conaway of Texas will lead the House Agriculture committee in the 114th Congress. The House Republican Steering Committee announced this week Conaway, of Texas, will take the spot of current chair Frank Lucas of Oklahoma. Conaway represents the Permian Basin in West Central Texas. Conaway has served as the chair of the Agricultural Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities and Risk Management.The American Soybean Association welcomed Conaway to the chairmanship. ASA’s First Vice President Wade Cowan of Texas stated “Representative Conaway has a proven track record of representing agriculture.” Conaway announced the House Ag Committee staff on Wednesday.Source: NAFB News Servicelast_img read more

Maranatha High School to Host Education Tech Conference

first_imgEducation Maranatha High School to Host Education Tech Conference From STAFF REPORTS Published on Thursday, June 12, 2014 | 12:43 pm Make a comment On June 25 and 26, Maranatha High School is pleased to be hosting a Technology Conference to share the results of their research and deployment strategies of integrating a 1:1 iPad solution school-wide this year. Maranatha has invited a number of area schools to join them to discover findings and explore best practices.During this unique two-day Tech Conference, participants will hear from leading technology providers with whom MHS has partnered. They will hear case studies about how new technologies have impacted schools across the nation, and be provided with a customized road map for their own successful edtech deployment. Partners like Apple, Cisco, Aerohive, Canon, Airwatch, Pearson, Vista Learning, AkinsIT, and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt will be sharing their 1:1 success over the course of the event. Day one will specifically focus on the infrastructure it takes to plan and install a 1:1 program, while day two will focus on applications, curriculum, and classroom management techniques.We live in an amazing time where technology has packed so much power into the smallest devices. Handheld devices feature numerous tools such as communication, video conferencing, hi-res photography and video with editing capabilities, social media, documentation, database management, and access to millions of books and videos, just to name a few! Maranatha High School has found that introducing the wonders of technology into the school curriculum has expanded the capabilities of their teachers and offered unlimited learning styles to their students. Maranatha’s Technology and EdTech Departments look forward to sharing their experiences and best practices with other area schools at the June conference. To learn more, visit www.maranatha-hs.org/techcon.For additional information, contact Geoff Hurte, Maranatha High School Director of Marketing at (626) 817-4074 or email [email protected] High School, 169 S. St. John Avenue, Pasadena, (626) 817-4000 or visit www.maranatha-hs.org. faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,PCC – EducationVirtual Schools PasadenaDarrell Done EducationHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes More Cool Stuff First Heatwave Expected Next Week Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Subscribe Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m.center_img Community News Top of the News HerbeautyShort On Time? 10-Minute Workouts Are Just What You NeedHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Wear Just Anything If You’re The President’s DaughterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Most Influential Women In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Brutally Honest Reasons Why You’re Still SingleHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeauty Community News Business News 2 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

Limerick redundancy row ends in victory for workers

first_imgWhatsApp Email NewsLocal NewsLimerick redundancy row ends in victory for workersBy admin – February 13, 2013 608 The complex was funded by the Department of Education and a total of 28 people lost their jobs when funding was cut. In September, eight SIPTU members started a daily picket of the school and complex. Advertisement Previous articleLimerick’s retail occupancy above national averageNext articleCounting the cost admin Twittercenter_img A TWO year battle has ended in victory for a group of Limerick workers with the news that they will get the €80,000 redundancy money that the Labour court ruled they were entitled to.Eight unionised staff at St Enda’s Sports Complex were awarded the money two years ago when they were made redundant from the sports complex, which is attached to St Enda’s Community School in Southill.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Linkedin Now Public Expenditure MInister, Brendan Howlin, has written to local TD’s involved in getting payment for the workers to say that as it is a “unique situation”, the decision has finally been made to write the cheque for the redundancy payments.“It has been a very hard road for us but we’re over the line now,” said Ray Healy, spokesperson for the for St. Enda’s workers.“We want to thank our union,the media and the TD’s who helped us. It’s not a lot of money when you’ve lost your jobs but it’s the principle. What’s the point in having a Labour Court if you’re not going to honour what that court decides?”Deputy Kieran O’Donnell (FG) said he is “delighted. They fought a hard battle and I want to congratulate them and their families. They’ve shown great courage”.Deputy Willie O’Dea (FF) said that payment was promised last March “yet nothing happened. The workers had to resort to protesting in hail and rain for the last number of months for the Government to finally pay the money they were rightfully owed.”Deputy Jan O’Sullivan (Lab) said she is “very pleased that they will be paid. It has been a long road involving a lot of meetings and negotiations”.Above: St.Enda’s sports complex. Print Facebooklast_img read more

MacGill Summer School debates prospect of British withdrawal from the EU

first_imgHomepage BannerNews MacGill Summer School debates prospect of British withdrawal from the EU Twitter WhatsApp By admin – July 22, 2015 Google+ Twitter Facebook Addressing the issue of how the debate will play out in Northern Ireland, Foyle MP Mark Durkan said those supporting the campaign to remain in the EU must guard against extreme positions.He said the electorate is sophisticated, and will not accept unrealistic promises.Neither, he said, will people accept scaremongering………..Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/durkanmcgill.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Pinterest Pinterest A former Irish ambassador to the UK has urged the government to begin planning for a possible British withdrawal from the European Union.Daithi O’Ceallaigh told the MacGill Summer School he believes many people in the UK have not thought through the potential consequences of withdrawl, not least in terms of relations between England and Scotland.He concluded it’s quite possible that a British withdrawl from the EU could ultimately foreshadow the break up of the United Kingdom, and that would have an impact here, both North and South……….Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/daithiglenties.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Google+ Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Facebook WhatsApp Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Previous articleConsultant looking at how best to protect Mount Errigal from the threat of erosionNext articleSchmit pens new Ireland contract admin 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North last_img read more

Kerala HC Seeks Statement From Centre On Data Privacy Safeguards Of ‘Aarogya Setu’ App

first_imgNews UpdatesKerala HC Seeks Statement From Centre On Data Privacy Safeguards Of ‘Aarogya Setu’ App LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK11 May 2020 11:58 PMShare This – xThe High Court of Kerala on Tuesday sought a statement from the Central Government on the data privacy safeguards of the ‘Aarogya Setu’, the contact tracing app developed by the National Informatics Centre amid the COVID-19 pandemic.The Court asked whether the Central Government can guarantee that the information collected by the Aarogya Setu app would not be misused.A bench comprising…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe High Court of Kerala on Tuesday sought a statement from the Central Government on the data privacy safeguards of the ‘Aarogya Setu’, the contact tracing app developed by the National Informatics Centre amid the COVID-19 pandemic.The Court asked whether the Central Government can guarantee that the information collected by the Aarogya Setu app would not be misused.A bench comprising Justices Anu Sivaraman and M R Anitha however declined to pass any interim order against the mandatory imposition of the app on employees.”Extra ordinary times call for extra ordinary measures”, observed Justice Anu Sivaraman, while adjourning the hearing till May 19.The Central Government Counsel told the bench that data protocol norms were formulated on Monday to address privacy concerns. The CGC said that it has been recognized as “the best app in the world fighting COVID-19” . With its help, about 130 COVID-19 hotspots have been identified; lakhs are downloading the app every day, added Jaishankar Nair, the CGC.The bench was hearing a Public Interest Litigation filed by one John Dayal, challenging the directives issued by the Centre making the use of ‘Aarogya Setu’ app mandatory for public and private employees. On April 29, the Centre had directed that “All the officers, staff (including outsourced staff) working in Central Government should download ‘Aarogyasetu’ App on their mobile phones, immediatey”Further, the lockdown guidelines issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs on May 1 stated “Use of Arogya Setu app shall be made mandatory for all employees, both private and public. It shall be the responsibility of the Head of the respective Organisations to ensure 100% of this app among all employees”. These directions are challenged in the writ petition as violative of right to privacy and personal autonomy, as explained by the SC in the K S Puttaswamy decision.On Monday, May 11, the Empowered Group on Technology and Data Management notified ‘The Aarogya Setu Data Access and Knowledge Sharing Protocol, 2020’, which lays down the guidelines for collection, processing, storage, sharing and anonymization of the data.Next Storylast_img read more

Supreme Court Issues Notice To TDP, AP Govt. Over Construction Of Party Head Office In Violation Of Environmental Norms [Read Order]

first_imgNews UpdatesSupreme Court Issues Notice To TDP, AP Govt. Over Construction Of Party Head Office In Violation Of Environmental Norms [Read Order] Mehal Jain28 Oct 2020 1:37 AMShare This – xThe Supreme Court on Tuesday issued notice to the Telugu Desam Party and the state of Andhra Pradesh on a plea challenging the construction of the party state head office at Mangalagiri in violation of environmental norms.The bench of Justices R. F. Nariman, Navin Sinha and Krishna Murari was hearing YSR Congress party MLA Alla Ramakrishna Reddy’s SLP against the July 23 judgment of the…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Supreme Court on Tuesday issued notice to the Telugu Desam Party and the state of Andhra Pradesh on a plea challenging the construction of the party state head office at Mangalagiri in violation of environmental norms.The bench of Justices R. F. Nariman, Navin Sinha and Krishna Murari was hearing YSR Congress party MLA Alla Ramakrishna Reddy’s SLP against the July 23 judgment of the Andhra Pradesh High Court, whereby, it is contended that the High Court disposed the Writ Petition filed by the Petitioner herein “in haste without granting any relief on wrong application of law and facts”.The prime issue under consideration before the Apex Court is that: ‘Whether the High Court is correct in disposing the PIL filed by the Petitioner without passing any direction to the Respondent State to take corrective measures against their actions despite State had admitted that the land alienated/leased to R-12 by the State vide impugned GO.Ms.No.228 Dt. 22-06-2017 is prohibited for transfer/lease?’It is argued that the High Court has ignored the aspect that the State was held for contempt for violating the interim orders passed by the same Court in a writ petition. Though the said order is on record in the PIL filed by the Petitioner, the High Court has failed to look into the conduct of the State while disposing of the Writ petition by leaving the fate of the cause/case to the state to correct its own wrongs.”The High Court has ignored the settled legal principle laid down by this Hon’ble court in Hinch Lal Tiwari Vs. Kamala Devi (2001) 6 SCC 496 that the Govt. including revenue authorities are duty-bound to clean and develop the water bodies for the purposes of preventing ecological disaster and providing a better environment to people at large. The Respondent State herein instead following the same has transferred/leased a part of land that falls in the category of water bodies for constructing a building and thus deviated from the above said rationale as held by this Hon’ble Court”, it is submitted.Further, it is advanced that in Intellectual Forum Vs. State of A.P., this top court held that it is the duty of the state to keep in mind both Arts. 48-A and 51-A and understand their scope and purpose of fundamental rights while enacting legislations both by the parliament and state legislatures. The abandonment of public water tanks and alienation of tank bed land by State to some government agencies for construction of houses shall amount to violation of doctrine of “public trust”, “sustainable development” and “intergenerational equity”.Recently, in Sarvepalli Ramaiah (dead) vs. District Collector, Chittoor District and Ors (2019) 4 SCC 500 it was held by the Supreme Court that the “land comprised in water bodies cannot be alienated, even if it is dry, cultivation carried on the dried bed of water bodies does not denude land of its character as water bodies.” It is argued that the State had failed to comply with the above said observations of the Supreme Court and this High Court grossly erred by not considering the settled principles of the top court.Brief Facts of the case are as follows:It is submitted that the Petitioner herein has filed a PIL, at larger public interest, challenging the GO.Ms.No.228 dated 22-06-2017 with regard to allotment of land to an extent of Ac.3-65 cents pertaining to “Stream Poramboke” bearing survey nos. 392/1, 392/3, 392/4, 392/8, 392/9 and 392/10 of Atmakur, Atmakur Village, Mangalagiri Mandal, Guntur District in favor of the 12th Respondent (The Telugu Desham Party) therein for construction of their National Political Party office on lease basis for a period of 99 years. Further, the action of the 5th Respondent therein (The Andhra Pradesh Capital Region Development Authority) allowed the 12th respondent herein to make constructions contrary to the building permissions obtained by the said R-12. The said permissions were obtained by suppressing material facts and, the same is illegal, arbitrary, unconstitutional and contrary to settled principles of law laid down by the Supreme Court as well the High Court. The actions of R-5 therein and R-12 herein are also contrary to the (i) Provisions of Andhra Pradesh Capital Region Development Authority Act, 2014; (ii) Provisions of Board Standing Orders; (iii) Contrary to the provisions of G.O.Ms.No.571 dated 14-09-2012, G.O.Ms.No.607 dated 11-10-2012 and GO.Ms.No.340 dated 21-07-2016 issued by the 1st respondent; (iv) Several memos and circulars issued by the government prohibiting allotment/assignment of water bodies and the lands associated with waterbodies to private organizations; and are (v) Violative of the principles of Doctrine of “Public Trust”.Submission:It is submitted that the High Court while disposing the Writ Petition has made an erroneous observation that a similar petition with respect to survey no.392 of Atmakur, Atmakur Village, Mangalagiri Mandal, Guntur District was pending before the High Court without realizing that the said Writ Petition was filed by a different party on a different set of facts and cause of action. The Challenge:It is urged that the impugned order passed by the High Court is contrary to the spirit of public interest litigation on following counts:Firstly, the High Court has completely ignored the aspects that the High Court is a Constitutional Court and is a guardian of Fundamental rights of the citizens. When the state admits its mistake and was also held for contempt in another pending writ petition for similar actions, the High Court ought to have directed the state to take measures in rectifying its error rather leaving it to the discretion of state for rectifying its own mistakes. Secondly, the High Court has ignored that the settled legal principles laid down by the Apex Court on several occasions that no land pertaining to natural bodies be transferred/leased for the purpose of any construction activity even for the government agencies.Thirdly, the High Court has ignored the fact that the PIL was filed by the Petitioner being aggrieved of transfer/lease of land that falls/belongs to the water bodies, hence it is a continuous cause of action. The High court has ignored settled legal principle laid down by the Supreme Court that a wrongful act is of such a character that the injury caused by it continues and then the act constitutes a continuing wrong. If once a cause of action arises and the acts complained of continuously being repeated, the cause of action continues and goes on de die in diem. “Hence, the impugned GO.Ms.No.228 dated 22-06-2017 issued by the State for transferring/leasing the land belongs to water bodies shall be a continuous wrong and the observation with respect to delay of 2 years from the date of issuance of impugned notice is frivolous”, it is contended. Fourthly, it is advanced that it is a practice in existence that if the Court finds that there are two writ petitions of same nature the court should either tag the matter and hear together or stay the proceedings if the judgment in the other similar matter is reserved. High Court instead of following the practice has decided to dispose of the PIL filed by Petitioner, erroneously leaving the fate of the cause of PIL to the Respondent State without granting any relief. Fifthly, the present order passed by the High Court shall set a precedent and might impact on all pending petitions challenging the State’s action.Sixthly, no public interest litigation should be disposed in haste without granting any relief when the damage done to the public interest at large is clearly evident.”The method of proceedings conducted by the High Court in the PIL filed by Petitioner is perverse and same needs to be set aside, else it will set a dangerous precedent for adjudicating the Public interest litigations”, it is prayed.Advocates Prashant Bhushan and Ramesh Allanki appeared for Alla Ramakrishna Reddy, in the petition filed by Advocate Aruna Gupta.Click Here To Download Order[Read Order]Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more