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.
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.
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.
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)
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)
Teachers Who Succeeded in Social, Economic and Political Endeavours
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.
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.
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).
'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!
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
WISH YOU ALL A VERY VERY HAPPY FRIENDSHIP DAY!!! Dr C GHANSHYAM