Monday, October 10, 2016

24 January - National Girl Child Day - India

USA National Manufacturing Day - First Friday of October

About the USA National Manufacturing Day - First Friday of October

National Manufacturing Day was established in 2012 to expand the knowledge about and improve the public’s view of manufacturing careers and the industry’s value to the U.S. economy. The celebration looks to raise awareness about manufacturing’s impact and change the perception of manufacturing careers for future generations.


Manufacturing Day 2016 — Friday October 7, 2016





Saturday, October 8, 2016

International Day of the Girl Child - 11 October


On December 19, 2011, United Nations General Assembly adopted Resolution 66/170 to declare October 11 as the International Day of the Girl Child, to recognize girls’ rights and the unique challenges girls face around the world.

Girls face discrimination and violence every day across the world. The International Day of the Girl Child focuses attention on the need to address the challenges girls face and to promote girls’ empowerment and the fulfilment of their human rights.


Theme:   “Girls’ Progress = Goals’ Progress: A Global Girl Data Movement”

There are 1.1 billion girls today, a powerful constituency for shaping a sustainable world that’s better for everyone. They are brimming with talent and creativity. But their dreams and potential are often thwarted by discrimination, violence and lack of equal opportunities. There are glaring gaps in data and knowledge about the specific needs and challenges that girls face.

What gets counted, gets done. The theme for this year’s International Day of the Girl Child, on 11 October, “Girls’ Progress = Goals’ Progress: A Global Girl Data Movement”, is a call for action for increased investment in collecting and analyzing girl-focused, girl-relevant and sex-disaggregated data. One year into the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, improving data on girls and addressing the issues that are holding them back is critical for fulfilling the Sustainable Development Goals

One such issue that is standing in the way of girls’ progress is child marriage. The data is daunting—one in three girls in developing countries (except China) get married before they turn 18. Girls who are child brides miss out on education, are more vulnerable to physical and sexual violence, and bear children before they are physically or emotionally prepared. The cycle of violence that begins in girlhood, carries over into womanhood and across generations. The 2030 Agenda must address their needs and unlock their potential.

UN Women works around the world to empower women and girls and raise awareness on their rights, advocate for the adoption and implementation of laws and policies that prohibit and prevent child marriage, and mobilize communities against the practice.

On the International Day of the Girl Child, we stand with the global community to support girls’ progress everywhere. Let girls be girls.


2015 Theme: The Power of the Adolescent Girl: Vision for 2030

This year, as the international community assesses progress under the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) since their implementation in 2000 and sets goals to be achieved by 2030, girls born at the turn of the millennium have reached adolescence, and the generation of girls born this year will be adolescents in 2030. As we reflect on the achievements of the past 15 years and plan sustainable development goals for the next 15, it is an opportune time to consider the importance of social, economic, and political investment in the power of adolescent girls as fundamental to breaking the intergenerational transmission of poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination and to achieving equitable and sustainable development outcomes.

Adolescent girls have the right to a safe, educated, and healthy life, not only during these critical formative years, but also as they mature into women. If effectively supported during the adolescent years, girls have the potential to change the world – both as the empowered girls of today and as tomorrow’s workers, mothers, entrepreneurs, mentors, household heads, and political leaders. An investment in realising the power of adolescent girls upholds their rights today and promises a more equitable and prosperous future, one in which half of humanity is an equal partner in solving the problems of climate change, political conflict, economic growth, disease prevention, and global sustainability.

Over the last 15 years, the global community has made significant progress in improving the lives of girls during early childhood. In 2015, girls in the first decade of life are more likely to enrol in primary school, receive key vaccinations, and are less likely to suffer from health and nutrition problems than were previous generations. However, there has been insufficient investment in addressing the challenges girls face when they enter the second decade of their lives. This includes obtaining quality secondary and higher education, avoiding child marriage, receiving information and services related to puberty and reproductive health, and protecting themselves against unwanted pregnancy, sexually transmitted disease and gender-based violence.

As the global community launches the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for implementation over the next 15 years, it is a good time to recognise the achievements made in supporting young girls, while at the same time aspiring to support the current and upcoming generation of adolescent girls, to truly fulfil their potential as key actors in achieving a sustainable and equitable world. In recognition of the importance of investing in adolescent girls’ empowerment and rights, both today and in the future, the theme of International Day of the Girl Child for 2015 is: The Power of the Adolescent Girl: Vision for 2030.

UN agencies, Member States, civil society organizations, and private sector stakeholders are called on to commit to putting adolescent girls at the centre of sustainable development efforts by making the following critical investments in their present and future:

Invest in high quality education, skills, training, access to technology and other learning initiatives that prepare girls for life, jobs, and leadership.
Invest in health and nutrition suitable to the adolescent years, including puberty education, menstrual hygiene management, and sexual and reproductive health education and services.
Promote zero tolerance against physical, mental, and sexual violence.
Enact and consistently implement social, economic, and policy mechanisms to combat early marriage and female genital mutilation.
Invest in the creation and maintenance of social and public spaces for civic and political engagement, creativity and talent enhancement.
Promote gender-responsive legislation and policies across all areas especially for adolescent girls who are disabled, vulnerable and marginalized, and victims of trafficking and sexual exploitation.
The commitment by the global community to realising the potential of adolescent girls will directly translate into the girls as powerful and positive change agents for their own empowerment, for advancing gender equality and for the sustainable advancement of their nations.

Updated  11 October 2016,  11 October 2015

Sunday, August 28, 2016

September 5, Teachers' Day - India

September 5, Teachers' Day - India

September 5, Teachers' Day - India

5th September is the birthday of Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan.



2012 Celebration News

Awards for Teachers

Speech on the Occasion by President of India: Shri Pranab Mukherjee

Rajya Sabha paid tributes to Shri Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan

Today I spent the day in updating a Knol book - Equity Research - Online Textbook on Knol



Teacher Roles Hindi Film Actors and Actresses



Bollywood Films with Teacher as the Main Role in the film


About the Day

In India 5th September is celebrated as Teachers' day.

5th September is the birthday of Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan. When Dr. Radhakrishnan became the president of India in 1962, some of his students and friends approached him and requested him to allow them to celebrate 5th September, his "birthday". In reply, Dr, Radhakrishnan said, "instead of celebrating my birthday separately, it would be my proud privilege if September 5 is observed as Teachers' day". The request showed Dr.Radhakrishnan's love for the teaching profession. From then onwards, the day has been observed as Teachers' Day in India.

Born on September 5, 1888, at Tiruttani, 40 miles to the north-east of Madras, Radhakrishnan grew to become the most famous Indian teacher and philosopher of all times. He was also the Vice-President of India from 1952-1962.

Read Dr. Abdul Kalam's speech on the occasion of Teachers' Day in 2003.

Biography of Radhakrishnan - Video presentatiom


Books by Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan

Eastern Religions and Western Thought Softcover, Oxford Univ Pr, ISBN 0195624564 (0-19-562456-4)
Indian Philosophy
Softcover, Oxford University Press, ISBN 0195638190 (0-19-563819-0)
The Principal Upanishads
Softcover, Collins, ISBN 8172231245 (81-7223-124-5)
The Bhagavadgita: With an Introductory Essay, Sanskrit Text, English Translation, and Notes
Softcover, HarperCollins Publishers India, ISBN 8172230877 (81-7223-087-7)
The Buddhism Omnibus : Comprising Gautama Buddha, the Dhammapada, and the Philosophy of Religion by Iqbal Singh, S. Radhakrishnan, Arvind Sharma, Matthew T. Kapstein, Matthew Kapstein
Hardcover, Oxford University Press India, ISBN 0195668987 (0-19-566898-7)
The Concept of Man: A Study in Comparative Philosophy
by S. Radhakrishnan, P.T. Raju
Hardcover, South Asia Books, ISBN 8120809742 (81-208-0974-2)
The Dhammapada: With Introductory Essays, Pali Text, English Translation and Notes
Softcover, Oxford Univ Pr, ISBN 0195640802 (0-19-564080-2)

Honour List

Teachers Who Succeeded in Social, Economic and Political Endeavours

Sarva Sri
Prof. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, President of India
Prof. Rajendra Singh, Sar Sanghachalak, RSS, India
Dr. Murali Manohar Joshi, Minister of Human Resources Development, India
Prof Satish Dhawan, Chairman, Indian Space Research Organization

2014 Teachers' Day Celebrations

Prime Minister Narendra Modi met all National Teachers Awardees. He also interacted with children on the day. The interaction was telecast live and arrangements were made in all the schools (appx. 18 lakh) to show the interaction using computers and Televisions.

Source: PIB, India,

                                            Google Doodle for 5 September 2014

Sunday, August 21, 2016

August 21 - World Entrepreneurs’ Day

The purpose of the World Entrepreneurs’ Day is to create awareness for entrepreneurship, innovation and leadership throughout the world.

WED is the day of founders, managers, producers, contractors, industrialists, innovators, administrators, designers and producers.

Suggested Events and Activities for Institutions

Support World Entrepreneurs' Day by announcing it in your corporate website or magazine; logos and visual communication material are provided free of charge without any licensing fee requirements for this purpose - download the high-resolution World Entrepreneurs' Day Logo.

During WED enterprises are suggested to organize conferences, workshops and meetings regarding leadership, innovation, creativity, design, entrepreneurship and other related topics.

Managers, Entrepreneurs and Administrators are suggested to take their time and invite young leaders to teach them about entrepreneurship and innovation.

Business Schools are suggested to organize conferences to celebrate the World Entrepreneurs' Day by inviting entrepreneurs and  CEOs.

Companies can host and organize; lectures, workshops and seminars focused on business practices and principles; highlight the value of entrepreneurship, the role of innovation within society and provide know-how to younger generations and to public.

Municipal governments are suggested to officially declare 21 August as World Entrepreneurs' Days, this could be done by the city mayor through a proclamation.

Press members and media are suggested to provide coverage within their publications for articles, news and interviews regarding entrepreneurs and their success stories.

Businesses are suggested to provide discounts and promotions during the World Entrepreneur's Day.

Government entities, public authorities and universities are suggested to distribute communicative and instructive materials regarding entrepreneurship and its importance.

Radio and television networks are suggested to prepare programs to highlight the importance of entrepreneurship and provide talk-shows or documentaries to educate the population.

Businesses could organize open door days and tours during the World Entrepreneurs' Days, especially for younger audiences.

Participatory business and innovation activities, local talks, lectures, presentations, workshops and debates could be organized to create both awareness and as a cultural activity to promote entrepreneurship.

Organize local awards for businesses or leadership, both for established businesses and enterprises and for young entrepreneurs.

Create and publish a press release regarding the activities you would organize during the World Entreprenerus' Day.

Suggested Events and Activities for Individuals

Spread the word through your own ways; announce the World Entreprenerus' Day at social networking sites, your webpages, your newsletter, at your workplace etc.

Buy a present or throw a party for your boss on August 21 - World Entreprenerus' Day, and share your events to inspire others.

Use the World Entrepreneurs' Day logos during your events

Teach your kids about entrepreneurship on the World Entrepreneurs' Day at 21st of August.

Event in Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India

Friday, August 5, 2016

Friendship Day - First Sunday of August

Friendship Day - First Sunday of August - 2 August 2009

7 August 2016 - Friendship Day 2016

Make New Friends and Keep Old Friends



Friendship Day Activity on Social Media - Visit all communities where you are member and greet the members

Friendship Day - Celebrate it. Ideas for celebration. Write messages on friendship day.

Greetings and Best Wishes to all Visitors. We are all Friends

About the day

Various blogs and web sites indicate that the day was first authorised as a celebration in 1935 in USA. I tried to find an authoritative source for it but could not locate it so far (Please give one if you know).


In India it became popular during the last 7 or 8 years. Tying a friendship band around the hand is most popular activity on this day. Writing on the hands etc. of friends also is very popular.

Ideas for Celebration

(Add to the list)

1. Send Emails to friends.
2. Send SMS.
3. Give presents.
4. Go and meet some friends personally. 
5. Talk to some on phone.
6. Write appreciation messages in online forums. (Write one below)
7. Remember the message "Make new friends and keep the old"
  • Make some new friends. Knol authors,  read a knol by a new author and appreciate him.
8. Create a book of memories of a friend.
  • Go through your old photo albums.
9. Organise a sleepover party for your friends.
10. Have breakfast, lunch or  dinner with friends.

 What have you done so far?


3 August 2014 - Friendship Day 2014

Make New Friends and Keep Old Friends

Friends are quiet angels

Friendship Day 2013 - 4 August

Friendship Day - 5 August 2012

Friendship Day - First Sunday of August - 2 August 2009

Friendship Day 2010 - 1st August 2010 

Friendship Day 2011 - 7th August 2011

Celebration News 2009

Tiny tots tied friendship bands to various animal at zoo. School teachers accompanied the kids to zoo and said that will make children connect with mother nature.

Friendship Day Messages

Write your Friendship Day messages, ideas, thoughts, quotations, and poems below.
A friend in need
is a friend indeed
So take care of many others
when they are in need
Ensure one returns the favors
when you are in need
Everyone likes to have friends.
Be nice to others.

 'If a person can double himself, (make a true friend) once in three centuries it will be more than a miracle. Those who talk of trippling themselves don't know what they are talking about.' - Michael De'Montigane (inventor of the essay)
It is indeed a great blessing to have true friends. Thinking of friendships, the legendary friendship of Krishna and Arjuna comes to mind. They were both princes from neighboring kingdoms. Arjuna was in love with Krishna's sister but Krishna's father was opposed to the marriage. Krishna advised Arjuna to kidnap his love!

Sajid Khan
Friendship is the golden thread that ties the heart of all the world.-- John Evelyn
Remember, the greatest gift is not found in a store nor under a tree, but in the hearts of true friends. -- Cindy Lew
Sent through email to all JNTU 77 batchmates.
Wish KAF members and other supportive Knol authors a very Happy Friendship Day
The connection between two friends is often indescribable. It just feels right whenever you are together.
Dr. Irene S. Levine, The Friendship Doctor
Let friendliness perfume the world,
And make our earthly lives worthwhile!
Dr John Celes
Chance makes your parents , but choice makes our friends............Delille

Friendship Day Pictures

Upload your pictures of Friendship Day
                                                Aditya and Narayana Rao
                 Narayana Rao reading the Alumni Reunion Souvenir 1977-2007

Knols on Friendship

Augustine the Friend

  • Exploring the Theme of Friendship in the Writings of Bishop of Hippo


Friendship Day Web Pages 2010,_wishes,_scraps_N76314.html  SMS ideas



Happy Friendship Day

2010 Happy Friendship Day

BTW: your son looks very happy boy.. please let him know that I am saying Hi.. :)

Best wishes,
Moharram Khalifa - 06 Aug 2010

Thanks a lot
Moharram Khalifa - 06 Aug 2010
I informed the boy, Aditya about your greeting.
Narayana Rao - 06 Aug 2010
Dear Moharram

Thank you for the comment.

The boy is my brother's son. I shall inform him your good wishes. Please pass on this greetings message to more authors and motivate them to greet more authors. We need to establish good friendly feelings among many knol authors.

Some or other differences of opinion do keep coming up frequently. But we need to push them aside frequently to wish good of all knol authors. We are on this platform for the good of all and not for spreading displeasure.
Narayana Rao - 31 Jul 2010

Happy Friendship Day 2010

Happy Friendship Day
Jerry Shum - 06 Aug 2010
thank you
Narayana Rao - 06 Aug 2010


Mr Rao ,
Your son ? Aditya ....Nice pic........

Chance makes your parents , but choice makes our friends............Delille
minoo bhagia - 01 Aug 2010
that's great professor sahab
minoo bhagia - 01 Aug 2010
Thank you. Very happy to read the message of you. Hope thing are all very fine at your end.

I visited Tokyo last week and presented a paper on Industrial Engineering at Keio University.
Narayana Rao - 31 Jul 2010
same to you
minoo bhagia - 31 Jul 2010
Happy friendship day 2010
Narayana Rao - 31 Jul 2010
He is a cute boy........Do you live in Thane ? East or West ?
minoo bhagia - 04 Aug 2009
That's a nice place.
minoo bhagia - 04 Aug 2009

Big Business

Valentine’s day – Fathers day – friendship day and the list goes on & on this was really unheard of 10 years ago, celebrating such days is after all “ Western culture” & big business for retailers. Lately I have seen that we too have got up from our slumber & started celebrating Hanuman Jayanti, Gudi Padva, etc, in a bigger way then ever before, we indeed needed such a cultural jolt :)
Michael dsouza - 31 Jul 2010
Happy friendship day 2010
Narayana Rao - 31 Jul 2010
Sure Sir, I was running the Thane Mayor Marathon -2nd Aug 09. It was one VERY EXHAUSTING event, had to walk for Kms. on end, the summer heat really got to me : )
Over all - a good experience.
Michael dsouza - 03 Aug 2009
Yes Dsouzaji

Thank you for the comment.
We need to connect and develop the spirit of brotherhood and friendship. An occasion will provide some more energy.

Were you in the marathon today. I spent today at house only promoting friendship in our building and on knol.
Narayana Rao - 02 Aug 2009

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Blogging 2014
This Year I am Revitalizing the blog
Hindi Films and Songs - News and  Videos

Updated 7 August 2016

Monday, June 20, 2016

June - World Days and National Days of Countries

1-  World Day of Milk, World - Global  Day of Parents,  Samoa
2 - Italy Republic Day ,
3 - Donut Day
4 - Tonga Emancipation Day, Ford made his car operational
5 - World Environment Day , Denmark Constitution Day
6 - Sweden National Day
7 - VCR Day
8 - Best Friend's Day
9 -
10 - Portugal, Iced Tea Day
12 - Philippines, Russia, National Blood Donor's Week
13 - Queen's Birthday
14 - World Blood Donor Day, UK Royal Birthday
17 - Iceland National Day, East Vegatables Day
18 - Seychelles National Day
21 - World Music Day ,
23 - Luxemborg National Day
25 - Croatia, Mozambique, Slovenia
26 - Madagascar, Djibouti
30 -  Social Media Day ,  Democratic Republic of Congo

First Friday - USA National Donut Day
3rd Sunday - Father's Day

Updated  25 June 2016,  7 June 2014