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New India needs education system based on innovation, life skills and inclusion: Dr Swaroop Sampat Rawal

Dr Swaroop Sampat Rawal- contribution to education and inclusion

New India, experts believe, will need overhaul of its education system. In an exclusive interaction with PWi, Dr. Swaroop Sampat-Rawal shared her insights into the reforms Indian education system need to be transformed into a system based on innovation, life skills and inclusion. Former Miss India and Bollywood superstar, Dr Swaroop Sampat-Rawal has been recently conferred an Honorary Doctorate from the University ...

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Life saving CPR training should be made compulsory in schools: VP

GSL Hospital on wheels

The Vice President of India, M. Venkaiah Naidu has said that every citizen of the country must be made capable of saving others in times of life-threatening distress. Addressing a gathering at Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Camp, being organised at Swarna Bharat Trust, in Vijayawada, he urged the teaching community to inculcate the values of care, empathy and compassion among ...

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Telangana, Rajasthan, Lemon Tree Hotels, Montfort Centre for Education conferred National awards for Outstanding Work done towards empowerment of Persons with Disabilities

National Awards on Individuals, Institutions, Organizations, State/District etc for their outstanding achievements and work done towards empowerment of Persons with Disabilities(PwDs)

On the occasion of International Day of Persons with Disabilities on 3rd December 2018, the Vice President of India M. Venkaiah Naidu conferred the National Awards on Individuals, Institutions, Organizations, State/District etc for their outstanding achievements and work done towards empowerment of Persons with Disabilities(PwDs) at a function in Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi. Union Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment  Thawarchand ...

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National Action Plan for Skill Development to impart skill training to 25 lakh persons with disabilities by 2022: Vice President @ National Awards for the Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (Divyangjan)

The Vice President, M. Venkaiah Naidu with the Persons with Disabilities (Divyangjan), at an event to present the National Awards for the Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (Divyangjan), on the occasion of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, in New Delhi on December 03, 2018. The Union Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment, Thaawar Chand Gehlot, the Ministers of State for Social Justice & Empowerment, Ramdas Athawale,  Vijay Sampla, Krishan Pal and other dignitaries are also seen.

The Vice President of India, M. Venkaiah Naidu has said that people with special needs require empathy and not sympathy. He was addressing the gathering after presenting the 72 National Awards for the Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (Divyangjan), on the occasion of International Day of Persons with Disabilities, on 3rd December 2018. The Union Minister for Social Justice and ...

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UN’s 2018 Theme for World Disability Day 2018: Empowering persons with disabilities, ensuring inclusiveness and equality

A student poses in the classroom. 38 year old Ronald Joseph lost both his legs in a motorcycle accident in 1997. On march 11, 2011 with the help of the non government organization Help for Haiti, Joseph transformed his personal loss into a communal gain by opening a school for handicapped children in the poor and often volatile Cite Soleil. Currently the one room school helps 50 children from the neighborhood but expansion plans are already underway. UN's 2018 Theme: Empowering persons with disabilities and ensuring inclusiveness and equality
Photo Logan Abassi UN/MINUSTAH

UN’s 2018 Theme on the occasion of World Disability Day ‘Empowering persons with disabilities and ensuring inclusiveness and equality’ focuses on empowering persons with disabilities for an inclusive, equitable and sustainable development as part of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The annual observance of the International Day of Disabled Persons was proclaimed in 1992, by the United Nations General Assembly resolution 47/3 ...

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Shahrukh Khan and Anushka Sharma in Zero attempts to move people look at people with disabilities (PWD) beyond wheelchairs @ World Disability Day 2018

Zero-starring Shahrukh Khan

Anushka Sharma is a well established name in the film fraternity. Having explored so many genres in the film industry, the actress is back with a bang with another challenging role as a cerebral palsy (CP) scientist in soon to be released movie “zero”. In zero, she gets to share screen space with Shahrukh Khan and Katrina Kaif. Anushka seems ...

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India pledges to deploy enhanced resources for HIV/AIDS Programmes on World Aids Day 2018

Anupriya Patel at “World AIDS Day 2018

“Government is not only fully funding the HIV/AIDS programme but also increasing the resource envelope in accordance with the programme needs,” stated by Anupriya Patel, Minister of State (Health & Family Welfare) at a function to mark World AIDS Day, 2018 organised by the National AIDS Control Organisation (NACO), Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, on 1st December 2018. At ...

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Know your status: World AIDS Day 2018 emphasis on early detection and quality care

UNAIDS 2018 campaign

This year’s theme for World AIDS Day, which will be marking its 30th anniversary on 1 December, will be “Know your status”. World AIDS Day originated at the 1988 World Summit of Ministers of Health on Programmes for AIDS Prevention. Since then, every year United Nations agencies, governments and civil society join together to campaign around specific themes related to AIDS. ...

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National Suicide Prevention Strategy is the need of the hour: Vice President @ 19th Annual Conference of Indian Association of Private Psychiatry

Depression and Mental Illness a global threat

The Vice President of India, M. Venkaiah Naidu has called for putting in place a National Suicide Prevention Strategy to curb the tendency of youngsters and others to end their lives due to depression and frustration. He was addressing the gathering after inaugurating the 19th Annual Conference of Indian Association of Private Psychiatry (IAPP), in Hyderabad on 30th November 2018. ...

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Health Ministry approves compensation formula for Johnson & Johnson ASR Hip Implants victims

Faulty Hip implant cases in India

The Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India on 29 November 2018 had approved formula for determination of compensation for those patients who had received (prior to August, 2010) faulty Articular Surface Replacement (ASR) hip implants manufactured by DePuy International Limited, U.K (Johnson & Johnson). An expert committee was constituted by the Ministry under the Chairmanship of Arun Kumar Agarwal, ...

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Price ceiling on Coronary Stents benefited over a million heart patients: Mansukh Mandaviya

initiative of ensuring ‘Affordable, Quality Medicines for All

Minister of State for Chemicals & Fertilisers, Road Transport & Highways, Shipping, Mansukh L. Mandaviya informed in a statement on 20 November 2018 that patients across the country have saved around Rs. 15,000 crores under Government’s initiative of ensuring ‘Affordable, Quality Medicines for All’, as per estimates of the National Pharmaceutical Pricing authority (NPPA). Following the vision of Prime Minister of India, Narendra ...

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World Prematurity Day 2018 calls to unite all stakeholders to check rise in pre-term deliveries

Preterm births rising globally

Approximately 82 percent of neonatal deaths result from preventable and treatable conditions: preterm birth, infections, and complications during childbirth, estimates the Healthy Newborn Network (HNN), which is an online community dedicated to addressing critical knowledge gaps in newborn health. HNN brings together partner organisations and individuals working in newborn health to share key resources, data, experiences, and lessons and helps increase ...

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