'Jana Sevak'
The political leaders of Indian multi-party democracy claim that they are 'Jana Sevak'. They are social workers, and they devote themselves for the cause of the Nation and their countrymen. Their assignments are almost same. But they are from different political views with different methodical strategies. Indian democracy deputes them for a maximum period of 5 years by the voting of the countrymen. The election process under this democratic system is uniquely important because the country-men have their choice with different opinions to elect their representative or their "Jana Sevak". The people are empowered to re-elect or deselect their 'Jana Sevak'. It is a standard norm of the democracy.

But 'Jana Sevakas' are not accustomed to vacate their elected position. They hardly believe that they could serve the people without this democratic livery because they believe in power and authority to do better of the Nation and its people. Therefore, they are hungry for power and angry to clutch the power and the authority. Does any 'Jana Sevak' need above to serve the countrymen? The history of devotion and sacrifice of India's great personalities for the cause innocent fellow countrymen never speaks it.
Harasankar Adhikary, Kolkata

'Babu, Please Tell 20'
A tribal couple took an advance loan (dadni) from Dadni Merchant and as per the term, this couple had to deliver their paddy (goods) to the merchant after harvesting. The amount of crop sharing was 20 units so far the amount of loan was concerned. When the Dadni Merchant started to measure and tried to take almost of the entire crop, this couple started to deplore to tell 20 because it was the checkered bar. This couple was unlettered, and Dadni Merchant took it as an advantage. He did not tell 20. So, this couple requested him to tell once 20. So, rest amount of crop would be theirs. The illiterate people had to face that type of exploitation.

This story was a theme of a documentary film pictured to make people aware about the importance of literacy during the World Literacy Campaign in West Bengal. After long, this system is alive.
Harasankar Adhikary, Kolkata

Global Media Forum 2019
May 27th to 28th 2019, the 12th "Global Media Forum" (GMF) organised by Deutsche Welle and supported by the Federal Foreign Office will take place in Bonn. The venue is the World Conference Centre in Bonn, directly adjacent to Deutsche Welle's broadcasting centre.

The Deutsche Welle Global Media Forum is a congress with international reach. The forum draws media representatives from around the world and people from the fields of politics, culture, business, development cooperation and academia. Together they discuss and design approaches to meeting the challenges of globalisation in which the media play a central role. The GMF is dedicated to looking at various topics from the fields of foreign policy, future of the media and freedom of expression as well as sustainable development and creative industries and their relation to each annual focus theme.

DW fulfils this role with a full range of television, radio and online services in 30 languages.

This year's topic "Shifting Powers" takes up the successful conferences of the previous years, with over 2,000 participants coming from 140 countries in 2018 alone. The Global Media Forum concentrates on current questions in politics, the future and the freedom of media, sustainable development and creative industries.

For further information regarding content and programme of the conference:
Isha Malhotra
Press & Economic Affairs Officer
Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany, Kolkata

Vol. 51, No.34, Feb 24 - Mar 2, 2019