Tuesday, October 17, 2017

The International Day for the Eradication of Poverty - 17 October





The International Day for the Eradication of Poverty has been observed every year since 1993, when the United Nations General Assembly, by resolution 47/196, designated this day to promote awareness of the need to eradicate poverty and destitution in all countries. Poverty eradication remains at the core of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and the development of the new Sustainable Development Goals.

http://www.un.org/en/events/povertyday/



2017

This year marks the 25th anniversary of the declaration by the General Assembly, in its resolution 47/196 of 22 December 1992, of 17 October as the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. This year also marks the 30th anniversary of the Call to Action by Father Joseph Wresinski — which inspired the observance of October 17 as the World Day for Overcoming Extreme Poverty — and the recognition by the United Nations of the day as the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty.

2017 theme — Answering the Call of October 17 to end poverty: A path toward peaceful and inclusive societies



The Call to Action recognizes the need for building an alliance with citizens from all backgrounds to end poverty.

Build an alliance with citizens from all backgrounds to end poverty.



2015 Theme:
Building a sustainable future: Coming together to end poverty and discrimination

The 2015 observance of the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty is a special one, as it comes on the heels of the adoption of Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The Agenda, which succeeds the Millennium Development Goals, contains 17 new and ambitious goals – foremost among them, to “end poverty in all its forms everywhere".



Goal 1. End poverty in all its forms everywhere
1.1 By 2030, eradicate extreme poverty for all people everywhere, currently measured as people living on less than $1.25 a day

1.2 By 2030, reduce at least by half the proportion of men, women and children of all ages living in poverty in all its dimensions according to national definitions
1.3 Implement nationally appropriate social protection systems and measures for all, including floors, and by 2030 achieve substantial coverage of the poor and the vulnerable
1.4 By 2030, ensure that all men and women, in particular the poor and the vulnerable, have equal rights to economic resources, as well as access to basic services, ownership and control over land and other forms of property, inheritance, natural resources, appropriate new technology and financial services, including microfinance
1.5 By 2030, build the resilience of the poor and those in vulnerable situations and reduce their exposure and vulnerability to climate-related extreme events and other economic, social and environmental shocks and disasters
1.a Ensure significant mobilization of resources from a variety of sources, including through enhanced development cooperation, in order to provide adequate and predictable means for developing countries, in particular least developed countries, to implement programmes and policies to end poverty in all its dimensions
1.b Create sound policy frameworks at the national, regional and international levels, based on pro-poor and gender-sensitive development strategies, to support accelerated investment in poverty eradication actions

https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/post2015/transformingourworld

Updated 17 October 2017, 17 October 2015

Friday, September 8, 2017

8 September - World Physical Therapy Day - World Physiotherapy Day




About World Physical Therapy Day - World Physiotherapy Day




World Physical Therapy Day is on 8th September. The day is an opportunity for physical therapists from all over the world to raise awareness about the crucial contribution the profession makes to keeping people well, mobile and independent.


http://www.wcpt.org/wptday


http://physiotherapy.org.nz/about-us/news/movement-for-life-world-physiotherapy-day/


https://www.facebook.com/WORLD-Physiotherapy-DAY-729559763758759/



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10 Facts about a Physiotherapist

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Research About Physical Therapy


The Revised Research Agenda for Physical Therapy

https://academic.oup.com/ptj/article/91/2/165/2734981/The-Revised-Research-Agenda-for-Physical-Therapy?searchresult=1

http://www.apta.org/EvidenceResearch/

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

15 September - Engineers' Day India


You
Engineer great designs
Manufacture big engines
Deliver to deadlines
Repair many machines

Engineer you are a seer
who makes life happier

What is special that have you done in the last year?

Theme of 50th Engineers' Day - 2017 - “Role of Engineers in a Developing India

Engineers' Day - 15 September


Birthday of  Bharata Ratna Sir Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya

Remember - India has engineering from days of Ramayana - Watch the video
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Engineering and Technology Developments - Bulletin Board 2013

Famous Engineers of India

Salutations to all of them

Great Engineers of India


Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya
Kurien Verghese - Amul Diary
E.Sridharan - Metro Man

Indian National Academy of Engineering - Life Time Contribution Award Winners

2016
Dr Prem Shanker Goel
Dr. V.K. Aatre

2015
Prof D.V. Singh
Prof B.L. Deekshatulu

2014
Prof S. Ranganathan
Mr. S. Ramadorai


2013
Col. S.P. Wahi, Former Chairman ONGC
Prof. K.L. Chopra, Former Professor of Physics, IIT Delhi
http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/tp-otherstates/life-time-achievement-awards/article5461989.ece

2012
Prof P. Rama Rao
Dr. R.A. Mashelkar

2011
Dr. V.S. Arunachalam
Shri S.S. Charkraborty

2010
Dr. Sam G. Pitroda
Dr. M.R. Srinivasan

2009
Dr. R. Chidambaram
N.R. Narayana Murty

2008
Ratan Tata
Dr. E. Sreedharan

2007
Dr. C.G. Krishnadas Nair
Dr. Byrappa Nagappa Suresh

2006
Dr. Anil Kakodkar
Dr. Kota Harinarayana

2005
Prof Vaidyeswaran Rajaraman
Prof Gitendra Saran Sanyal

2004
Prof Dwijesh Dutta Majumdar
Dr Krishnaswamy Kasturirangan

2003
Dr. S. Varadarajam
Dr. Roddam Narasimha

2002
Dr. Jamshed J. Irani
Prof A.S. Arya


http://www.inae.in/life_time.html

Fellows of Indian National Academy of Engineers


Engineers' Day Celebration News


2017

Theme of 50th Engineers' Day - 2017

Role of Engineers in a Developing India


https://www.ieindia.org/PDF_Images/5%20Statutory%20Days/Theme%20Write-up%20ED.pdf

2015

Theme of 48th Engineers' Day - 2015

“Engineering challenges for Knowledge Era”

https://www.ieindia.org/PDF_Images/5%20Statutory%20Days/Theme%20Write-up%20ED.pdf

Celebrate the development success of IIT Bombay
IIT-B - 10-inch netbook  costing less than $100
700g - Equipped with a 1GHz dual core processor, 1GB of memory and 8GB Nand Flash - Wifi enabled.
http://www.livemint.com/Industry/HK4y3fHG8kSts2cDK0ykJN/IITB-develops-10inch-netbook-that-costs-less-than-100.html



Theme of 47th - 2014 Engineers' Day

Theme : “Making Indian Engineering World-class”


“World-class” engineers denotes the engineers with a broad range of competencies
and skills to synthesize new ideas; and develop new processes and technologies to address
contemporary challenges to suit global needs anywhere in the world.

Engineers are key figures in the material progress of the world.

Achievements of India in Science, Engineering and Technology - 2014



https://www.ieindia.org/PDF_Images/5%20Statutory%20Days/Theme%20Write-up%20ED.pdf

Theme of 46th - 2013 Engineers' Day

'Frugal Engineering – Achieving More with Fewer Resources' 

Engineers - become economy-conscious, cost-conscious and eco-aware

Frugal Engineering - An Introductory Writeup

Economically Efficient Design of Products and Production Processes

Themes of Engineers Day in Earlier Years


Earlier Years and Former Article on Theme by Narayana Rao


For Science and Technology Achievements of India See
http://nraonid.blogspot.com/2014/05/india-national-technology-day-11-may.html


Updated 7 September 2017

Monday, August 28, 2017

29 August - Telugu Language Day - తెలుగు భాషా దినోత్సవం


Telugu Language Day (తెలుగు భాషా దినోత్సవం)

29 August each year

This date is the birthday of the Telugu poet Gidugu Venkata Ramamurthy.


 గిడుగు రామమూర్తి - తెలుగులో వాడుక భాషా ఉద్యమ పితామహుడు
జననం : ఆగష్టు 29, 1863, పర్వతాలపేట గ్రామం, ముఖలింగ క్షేత్రం దగ్గర, శ్రీకాకుళం
మరణం జనవరి 22, 1940


Telugu Bhasha Dinotsavam || Gidugu Venkata Rammoorthy Birth Anniversary
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Paadana Telugu Paata Songs - Juke Box - SP Balasubrahmanyam, Bhudevi

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Telugu Bhasha Dinotsavam 2016 Special Song | by Singer Bhudevi | #TeluguLanguageDay
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గిడుగు రామమూర్తి - వికీపీడియా నుండి



Monday, August 21, 2017

August 21 - World Entrepreneurs’ Day


Appreciate entrepreneurs in all areas of life - Social Development, Knowledge Development, Political Development, Economic Development, Skill Development

Entrepreneurship


Challenging and improving the status quo and solving problems effectively through new products, improved products, and redesigned products at less cost -  new processes,  improved processes, and processes redesigned for less cost (Management and Industrial Engineering)  either starting from customers' needs or abilities of technologies.




August 21 - World Entrepreneurs’ Day


Business schools can invite their alumni to encourage them to become entrepreneurs. Then can invite their alumni who are entrepreneurs to guide their friends regarding the rewards of entrepreneurship and can offer the way to entrepreneurship.

Activities that could be organized on 21st of August could cover conferences teaching constructive ways to challenge and improve the status quo, talks that help young generations to grow as effective problem solvers.

http://www.worldentrepreneursday.org/


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.


Small Business Resources - Advice, Help and Resources for Entrepreneurs in Various Countries

USA  -  UK  -  Canada  - Australia - New Zealand - Singapore


India - MSME Sector India - Vision 2020 - 2025 - Support Resources

Japan

2016

Event in Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India
https://allevents.in/gandhinagar/world-entrepreneurs-day-erudition/1143251585736488


http://www.inc.com/news/articles/2010/04/world-entrepreneurship-day-lessons.html

http://library.fora.tv/conference/world_entrepreneurship_day_2010

http://library.fora.tv/2010/04/14/Intro_to_World_Entrepreneurship_Day__Amir_Dossal_Keynote


2017


https://enterprisers.in/2017/08/16/world-entrepreneurs-day-august-2017/



Updated 19 August 2017, 21 August 2016

Friday, August 18, 2017

World Humanitarian Day - 19 August




About the Day

World Humanitarian Day falls on 19 August, the day in 2003 when 22 aid workers were killed in a bombing at the UN headquarters in Baghdad. It's a day to commemorate all people who have lost their lives in humanitarian service and to celebrate the spirit of people helping people that motivates this work. This year the World Humanitarian Day project is a month-long campaign of events around the world to raise much-needed funds to continue the effort to help others.

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2017

Address by Secretary General

http://www.un.org/ga/search/view_doc.asp?symbol=S/2017/414

2013

2013 Theme: The World Needs More…


World Humanitarian Day is a time to recognize those who face danger and adversity in order to help others. The day was designated by the General Assembly to coincide with the anniversary of the 2003 bombing of the United Nations headquarters in Baghdad, Iraq.

19 August, 2013 marks 10 years since that tragic event, which claimed 22 lives. This year, the international community will pause to remember those who died, as well as the dozens of aid workers, who have died in the years since.

But World Humanitarian Day is also an opportunity to celebrate the spirit that inspires humanitarian work around the globe.

This year the UN and its humanitarian partners are launching a ground-breaking campaign called The world needs more… This is a first-of-its-kind project that will quite literally turn words into aid.


Updated 19 August 2017,  18 August 2017


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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United Nations



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