Friday, July 14, 2017

15 July - World Youth Skills Day



Learn and Practice - Succeed and Be The Best at Whatever You Want to Do or Are Doing?
http://nraoblogs.blogspot.com/2017/07/how-to-succeed-and-be-best-at-whatever.html

Learning by every person is fundamental in Hindu Philosophy.

Hindu Philosophy which is Vedic Philosophy says Dharma - Artha - Kama - Moksha are the four important attainments for a human being.

Dharma - One meaning is ability to do things. Other meaning is the code of conduct decided by the society through the sayings of saints.
Artha - Using the ability in meaningful way to earn income or produce things valuable
Kama - Using the things produced to take care of oneself.
Moksha - God's grace or favorable judgment which comes from taking care of others and their needs with things you produced.

A person who does not have a skill has wasted his life. It is life without meaning (artha)

The father is the first guru according to Hindu tradition. He trains his family members in professional pursuits. He gives the skill training. Family has responsibility to train their family members.

Society has responsibility. Society used to feed learners in the olden days of India.


Youth skills development became a global agenda in 2014, when the UN General Assembly declared July 15th the World Youth Skills Day.

Recognizing that fostering the acquisition of skills by youth would enhance their ability to make informed choices with regard to life and work and empower them to gain access to changing labour markets,
1. Decides to designate 15 July as World Youth Skills Day;
2. Invites all Member States, the organizations of the United Nations system and other international and regional organizations, as well as civil society, including youth-led organizations, to commemorate World Youth Skills Day in an appropriate manner, in accordance with national priorities, including through education, campaigns, volunteering and public awareness-raising activities;
73rd plenary meeting
18 December 2014


2017 Events, Programmes, and Activities

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UNESCO-UNEVOC

World Youth Skills Day 2017 - Youth in STEM

United Nations Program at New York
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http://www.un.org/en/events/youthskillsday/events.shtml

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Father's Day - Third Sunday - June


Father's Day - 18 June 2017


Father's Day was founded in Spokane, Washington at the YMCA in 1910 by Sonora Smart Dodd.  Its first celebration was in the Spokane YMCA on June 19, 1910. Her father, William Jackson Smart was a Civil War veteran and as a single parent, he raised his six children.  After hearing a sermon about  Mother's Day in 1909, she told her pastor that fathers should have a similar holiday honoring them. She wanted it to happen on June 5, her father's birthday, but the pastors did not have enough time to prepare their sermons, and the celebration was deferred to the third Sunday of June.

In the 1920s, Dodd went to Chicago to study in the Art Institute of Chicago and the event  faded into relative obscurity. In the 1930s Dodd returned to Spokane and started promoting the celebration again and raised the awareness at a national level. She took the help of those trade groups that supply men's gift items, for example the manufacturers of ties and tobacco pipes. In 1938,  the Father's Day Council, founded by the New York Associated Men's Wear Retailers came into existence to consolidate and systematize the commercial promotion. Americans resisted the holiday during a few decades, but the trade groups  kept promoting it and eventually succeeded. By the mid-1980s the Father's Council stated that Father's Day sales are only next to Christmas Day sales for all the men's gift-oriented industries.

 In 1966, President Lyndon B. Johnson issued the first presidential proclamation honoring fathers, designating the third Sunday in June as Father's Day. Six years later, the day was made a permanent national holiday when President Richard Nixon signed it into law in 1972.




Father's Day Poems

http://www.happyfathersday.biz/2017/06/happy-fathers-day-2017-poems.html

http://www.fathersdaycelebration.com/fathers-day-poems.html

Song with Lyric on Father's Day

My father on earth is My Father in Heaven

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Updated 9 June 2017,  19 June 2016, 3 June 2014

Saturday, April 29, 2017

29 April - International Dance Day




International Dance Day was created by the Dance Committee of the International Theatre Institute ITI, the main partner for the performing arts of UNESCO in 1982.

Contact Office in Paris

International Theatre Institute ITI
UNESCO Office
UNESCO, 1 rue Miollis
75732 Paris Cedex 15, France

Contact Headquarters

International Theatre Institute ITI
ITI Headquarters
1332 Xinzha Road, Jing´an,
Shanghai, China 200040
Tel: +86 21 6236 7033
Fax: +86 21 6236 3053
info(at)iti-worldwide.org


Dancing Songs For Children | International Dance Day With Shemaroo Kids
Shemaroo Kids

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India - Dances

Bharata Natyam


Bharatanatyam Dance Performance - Thillana - Kedaram - Ramya Ramnarayan
Geethanjali - Learn Music and Dance
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Bharatanatyam Dance Lessons | Basic Steps For Beginners | Easy To Learn | Srekala Bharath
Geethanjali - Learn Music and Dance
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Kathak

2014

Tiger Shroff shows off his moves on International Dance Day | Part 1
Bollywood Life
29 April 2014

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Thursday, February 23, 2017

Important Health Related Days





IMPORTANT HEALTH DAYS OBSERVED





MONTH DATE                         Observed as
Jan 30                 World Leprosy Eradication Day
Feb. 4                 World Cancer Day
12                       Sexual & Reproductive Health Awareness Day
March 6             Glucoma Day
8                         International Women’s Day
11                       No Smoking Day
12                      World Kidney Day
15                      World Disabled Day / World Consumer Rights Day
16 Measles Immunisation Day
22 World Day for Water
24 World TB Day
April 7 World Health Day
17 World Haemophilia Day
19 World Liver Day
22 Earth Day
25 World Malaria Day
May 6 World Asthma Day
8 World Red Cross Day
9 World Thalassaemia Day
12 World Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Awareness Day/International Nurses day
19 World Hepatitis Day
28 International Women’s Health Day
31 Anti-tobacco Day/World no tobacco Day
June 5 World Environment Day
8 World Brain Tumor Day
14 World Blood Donation Day
July 1 Doctors Day (In India)
11 World Population Day
29 ORS Day
Aug 1-8 World Breast Feeding Week
25th Aug – 8
th Sept. Eye Donation Fortnight
Sept. 1 to 7 National Nutrition week
12 World Oral Health Day
21 World Alzheimer’s Day
26 World Day of the Deaf
28 World Heart Day / World Rabies Day
Oct. 1 International Day for the Elderly
2 National Anti Drug Addiction Day
10 World Mental Health Day
12 World Sight Day (Thursday of October Every Year)
12 World Arthritis
16 World Food Day
17 World Trauma Day
20 World Osteoporosis Day
21 World Iodine Deficiency Day
24 World Polio Day
26 World Obesity Day
29 World Stroke Day
30 World Thrift Day
Nov. 2 World Pneumonia Day
10 World Immunisation Day
14 Diabetes Day
18 World Epilepsy Day
19 World COPD Day
15 to 21 New Born Care Week
Dec. 1 World AIDS Day
2 National Pollution Prevention Day
3 International Day of Disabled Persons
9 World Patient Safety Day


http://cbhidghs.nic.in/writereaddata/mainlinkFile/Important%20Health%20Days.pdf


Indian Government wants to eliminate
TB by 2025

https://scroll.in/pulse/828282/the-government-still-needs-to-find-the-money-to-eliminate-tb-and-kala-azar

Thursday, January 12, 2017

15 January - Army Day India





Army Day is celebrated on 15 January every year in India to mark the day  Lieutenant General  K. M. Cariappa's taking over as the first Commander-in-Chief of the Indian Army from Sir Francis Butcher, the last British commander, in 1948.

The day is celebrated in the form of parades and military shows in national capital as well as all 6 Army Command headquarters.

Lt. Gen. Cariappa rose to the rank of Field Marshal subsequently.

Indian Army Official Site




2017 India Army Day


Pm Modi to people of India: Remember the sacrifices made by the army, they put their lives at risk so that the citizens can live peacefully.
http://indianexpress.com/article/india/narendra-modi-salutes-soldiers-veterans-on-army-day-4474981/

2017 Indian Army Day: Interesting facts on our defending wall


2016 Indian Army Day


Army Day Parade

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2015 India Army Day





Source: http://pib.nic.in/photo//2015/Jan/l2015011561174.jpg

The Chief of Army Staff, General Dalbir Singh in a group photo with the Women Marching Contingent on the occasion of 67th Army Day, in New Delhi on January 15, 2015.


2015

PM awards young innovators in the Indian Army, on the occasion of Army Day

In a unique initiative aimed at recognizing and awarding innovation among youth, the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, today presented Certificates of Excellence to eight young innovative officers of the Indian Army. The certificates were presented to the officers for unique innovations done by these officers, in areas such as reconnaissance, monitoring and greater facilitation for soldiers in combat conditions.

The certificates were presented by the Prime Minister, to these innovators during the "at-home function" at the residence of the Chief of Army Staff, on the occasion of Army Day. The Defence Minister Shri Manohar Parrikar was also present.

The innovators also explained their work to the Prime Minister, through working models and exhibits, in the presence of the Chief of Army Staff.

This is the first time that such efforts on the part of Army officers have been recognized at this highest level.

While presenting the DRDO awards in August 2014, the Prime Minister had called for involving youth in defence research related activities in a big way, to ensure that India remained abreast of global technological advancements in the field. The Prime Minister had also encouraged DRDO to connect with the ultimate end-user of its products – the soldier. He had said the soldier can suggest many practical innovations in defence technology.

Prime Minister has also observed that occasions like the Annual Day of the three Services (Air Force Day, Army Day and Navy Day) should be occasions not merely to celebrate the service of our Armed Forces in the defence and security of our nation, but also to organize events to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the Armed Forces. Such events could include recognition of members of the Services who have made innovative contributions in areas like defence management, estate management, environment, finance and expenditure, design of defence equipment, papers on defence strategies etc.

http://pib.nic.in/newsite/erelease.aspx?relid=114677

2012 Army Day Photoes - India Today

2011 Army Day
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Updated on 15 January 2017,  16 January 2015