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Re: Theos-World Re: Betty Bland's Statement on 1980 Election

Aug 02, 2009 04:38 AM
by preethi muthiah


Are you aware that Adyar today suffers from a dearth of workers -- committed workers are denigrated by placing them under inefficient, ineffective, and often also uncommitted people who, however, are favored by the President. So at the moment, to my knowledge at least, there is no International Secretary to replace Dr Agarwal, who also, however, was not appropriate for the post...So as far as I was there, even though Dr Agarwal was international Secretary on paper, it was Pedro Oliveira who did the work.

Just thought i would mention. I don't really understand why communication is such a problem in Adyar, but it is.


--- On Sun, 2/8/09, MKR <> wrote:

From: MKR <>
Subject: Re: Theos-World Re: Betty Bland's Statement on 1980 Election
Date: Sunday, 2 August, 2009, 2:31 AM


                  Communication between the Sections and the members is quite slow.  It is

really sad that members had to learn important information/ news such as

passing of Dr. Agarwal from theos-talk.

But for Preethiâs passing mention, no one would have found about his death

for quite some time. This is not the first time that we had to learn

important TS information here rather than from the Section administrations.

The Sections are fully autonomous and how do you make them recognize the

need to improve the quality, quantity and speed of communication with

members. Anyone who is an elected official has to put up with criticism and

that goes with the job. Many times when I turn on the TV, we find the talk

show hosts making fun of the US President.

In this case, many of the leaders have informal network and I am sure they

learnt about his passing through their contacts. Why they did not take a

proactive stand? These days telephone calls are cheap and they could have

called Radha herself to verify if the information. (In my business, whenever

there is some issue, I pick up the phone and talk to the top man or woman

and take care of it.) Once verified, they could have distributed the

information to the members. Quick dissemination of information by the

Sections is going to improve the relationship between the members and

administration. I hope some good will come out of this incident.


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On Fri, Jul 31, 2009 at 8:48 AM, sampsakuukasjarvi <

sampsakuukasjarvi@> wrote:

> that it is strange to see how Sections are mocked on this forum of not

> informing about the passing of International Secretary Dr. Agarwal. Instead,

> we should absolutely criticize the international Headquarters because it

> still has not informed the Sections about the passing of International

> Secretary! I thank for the participants of this forum Preethi and MKR, who

> have told us about his passing.


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