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International Civil Aviation Day

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Today is International Civil Aviation Day

In 1996 the United Nations General Assembly proclaimed that 7 December was to be the International Civil Aviation Day.

The day had been celebrated by the International Civil Aviation Organization since 7 December 1994, the 50th anniversary of the signing the Convention on International Civil Aviation.

International Civil Aviation Day is observed to raise awareness of the importance of international civil aviation and the role that the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) plays in international air transport. The organization is a United Nations (UN) body responsible for developing international standards for aviation safety.

ICAO, with support from governments, organizations, businesses and individuals, actively promotes International Civil Aviation Day through various activities and events. This day is celebrated globally, especially in countries such as South Africa, through various activities such as seminars, published material, educational lectures, classroom activities, and news announcements on international civil aviation topics related to the day.

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International Day for the Abolition of Slavery 2012

Free The Slaves

Today, December 2nd, is the International Day for the Abolition of Slavery- marking the anniversary of the UN’s adoption of the United Nations Convention for the Suppression of the Traffic in Persons and of the Exploitation of the Prostitution of Others  in 1949.

This day calls for the awareness and eradication of modern-day slavery, including child labor, trafficking, sexual exploitation  forced marriage, and the use of children in armed conflict.

It also comes on the heels of the Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, endorsed by the Human Rights Council earlier this year.

This implementation of the United Nations “Protect, Respect, and Remedy” framework provides businesses guiding principles on how to respect fundamental human rights.

“To eradicate contemporary forms of slavery, we need new strategies and measures that can unite all actors. While Governments bear the primary responsibility, the private sector has an integral role to play. Earlier this year, the Human Rights Council endorsed the Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, outlining how states and businesses should implement the UN “Protect, Respect and Remedy” Framework. I welcome the widespread support it has received from the business sector,” said Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in his Message for the International Day for the Abolition of Slavery.

International Day For The Elimination Of Violence Against Women

International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

Every day, women and girls are subject to domestic violence, exploitation, sexual violence, trafficking, honour crimes, harmful traditional practices, such as bride burning and early marriages, and other forms of violence against their bodies, minds and human dignity.

As many as one in three women has been beaten, coerced into sex, or abused in some other way.

In the 16 days leading up to Human Rights Day and every day, let us come together to demand an end to the most pervasive yet least reported human rights abuse in the world.

Let us all take a stand and say loud and clear ‘No to violence against women’.

In this demand, we are joined by a new network of men leaders led by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon as part of the United Nations UNite Campaign to end violence against girls and women. I welcome their leadership and commitment to actively engage men and boys in the cause to end impunity, promote justice and human rights, and end widespread violence against girls and women.

Whether they are policy makers, community or religious leaders, fathers or husbands, uncles, brothers or young boys, they can all do their part to eliminate all forms of violence against women.

I also welcome the recent Security Council resolutions 1888 and 1889 that strengthen accountability to women and girls in conflict and post-conflict situations. By condemning sexual violence, calling for a stronger role for women in peacebuilding, and mandating peacekeeping missions to protect women and girls, the resolutions signal a political commitment to address sexual violence as a peace and security issue.

All segments of society must unite for the dignity and well-being of women and girls. Now is the time to build a society based on respect for fundamental human rights and the equal rights of men and women.

Happy birthday Amitabh Bachchan: 70 years young

Happy Birthday Amitabh Bachchan

Wish Big B a very happy birthday!

Amitabh Bachchan Photo Gallery

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Amitabh Bachchan is one of the most prominent faces in the history of
Indian cinema. Fondly called Big B, he is undoubtedly the longest-reigning “Shahenshah” of Bollywood. From Deewar, Sholay, Amar Akbar Anthony to Cheeni Kum and Sarkar Raj, Amitabh has always earned loads of praise from his fans. October 11 is his birthday.

Bollywood Megastar Amitabh Bachchan tuns to 70 today. Today is his birthday. He first gained popularity in the early 1970s as the “angry young man“ of Hindi cinema, and has since appeared in over 180 Indian films in a career spanning more than four decades. Bachchan is regarded as the greatest and most influential actor in the history of Indian cinema. He has received both the Padma Shri and the Padma Bhushan civilian awards from the Indian government. Ek hi dua hai ki hum aapko tab tak uss mukam par dekh sake jab tak hum aapko dekhna chahte hai.

10 facts you didn’t know about Big B!

We are here to treat all the Big B fans with some unknown facts about their favourite megastar:

1) Amitabh Bachchan was initially named Inquilaab by his parents, inspired from the phrase made famous during the Indian independence struggle, Inquilab Zindabad .

2) He made his acting debut in Khwaja Ahmad Abbas’s movie Saat Hindustani.

3) Amitabh Bachchan wanted to become an engineer and had even contemplated joining the Indian Air Force at one point of his life.

4) During his struggling days, Amitabh had spent a few nights on a bench at Marine Drive, Mumbai.

5) It is said that Amitabh Bachchan received inspiration to act from his mother Teji Bachchan.

6) Amitabh Bachchan wrote his first poem when he was hospitalized in 1982. The poem got published in Dharam Yug because its editor Dr. Dharamvir Bharati, who was also a great writer, was a family friend of the Bachchans.

7) He is fond of blogging. He has a regular blogger, in fact it’s the last thing he does. He likes both blogging and Twitter. He believes that Twitter is faster but blogging is more peaceful.

8) The Big B is a patriot. He had always wished of participating in the Freedom Struggle.

9) He was voted Star of the Millennium by BBC Online top legends as Charlie Chaplin and Marlon Brando.

10) He first met his life partner Jaya Bhaduri at the Film and Television Institute of India, Pune and later on the sets of ‘Guddi’.

Navratri Celebrations 2012

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Celebrate This Navratri with DataDiary

The celebration of Navratri garba is in the honor of the Goddess of power or Shakti. Since this festival is celebrated for a period of 9 days and that too in the night, therefore the festival is called Navratri. The word navratri in Sanskrit means 9 nights. ‘Nava’ means nine and ‘Ratri’ means night. 9 different forms of goddess are worshipped on each day. The celebrations in the night begin with the customary and traditional Aarti. The highlight of the festivities is the garba dance, which is performed by the people from all lifestyles. This usually goes on till about midnight. The dancers gather in the grounds hours before the event in order to get the best view from their place of sitting. The dancers are attired in the traditional dress,navratri costume and play navratri dandiya-raas with ‘dandiya’ or wooden sticks.

Navratri in Ahmedabad Gujarat

During the festival of Dandiya Raas Garba, the entire city of Ahmedabad looks like a beautiful sight. This is because the state government takes a lot of care and interest in the festival. The entire city is lightened up with small colorful lights. The last two days of the festival namely the eighth and ninth day are of prime importance. It is on those days that Devi Mahatmya is read to invoke her and seek her blessings. People, irrespective of the age take part in this holy recital.

Gujarat and especially Ahmedabad is a place to be during navratri as the Celebrations are mind blowing and extremely traditional.

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Have A Special And Memorable Nine Nights