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International Day of People with Disability

  International Day of People with Disability – 3 rd December, 2021 – An Appeal to support the cause. Images - Courtesy United Nations and ADHAR International days, proclaimed by the United Nations, are primarily aimed with an express objective of educating the public on social issues that are of great concern to the world we live in. They are also aimed at mobilizing the much needed social and political will and so also the financial power and other resources to address these global problems. The UN has spearheaded and embraced the commemoration of these days, which serve the purpose as a powerful advocacy tool. Today, 3rd December, is commemorated as an International Day of People with Disability and the theme chosen for this year is "Leadership and participation towards an inclusive, accessible and sustainable post COVID-19 world". Today is the day when all of us must spare a thought or two for the people who live with one or other forms of disabilities. As per the WHO
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Verghese Kurien: Remembering the “Milk Man of India” on his birth centenary

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Indira Gandhi & the First Indian Satellite in Space - Aryabhatta

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C V Raman – Remembering the Legend on his 133rd Birth Anniversary

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