Born 1937 in a remote south Indian village; with hard work and support from fellow beings, rose to the level of senior UN official and retired in 1997 to pursue life goal to serving fellow beings thru voluntary work - focus on vulnerable groups and senior citizens and harmony among diverse ethnic groups. Determined to spend no less than 5 per cent of income on worthy causes.

Price of Peace – UN

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“We the Peoples of the United Nations Determined to save succeeding generations from the scourge of war, which twice in our lifetime has brought untold sorrow to mankind, and to reaffirm faith in fundamental human rights, in the dignity and worth of the human person, in the equal rights of men and women and of …

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Democracy and Self-Development

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“Development engineering is less about formulas and more about integrity. If an administrator is sensitive to the problems of the public, he can find innovative solutions within the given resources”. Rigzin Samphel, young Indian Administrator in one of the large federal states, with large poor communities. Churchill’s famous dictum: “Democracy is the worst form of …

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Appeal to UN General Assembly


When you mention a famous race horse, they always ask, “from which stable?”  The stable is important, as it establishes the ancestry, authenticity and the breed. When you name a lawyer who has done well, people ask you, “from which chamber?”  The Chamber is important. It establishes the hierarchy and cultural tradition in which the …

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UN Pension and After Life


“It was once said that the moral test of government is how that government treats those in the dawn of life, the children; those who are in the twilight of life, the elderly; and those who are in the shadows of life, the sick, the needy and the handicapped.” Hubert Humphrey (1911-1978). A number of …

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