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International Day for Disaster Reduction

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2012 International day for disaster reduction: Women and girls – the [in]Visible force of resilience!

INTERNATIONAL Day for Disaster Reduction (IDRR) is a celebration of how people reduce their risk to disasters and their effort to heighten public awareness about the importance of disaster risk reduction in contrast to reactive or
Disaster Risk Reduction
. More lives can be spared and damage to property can be better avoided through this strategy.

With the aim of highlighting the potential and significant partners in disaster risk reduction (DRR), a Step Up initiative was started in 2011 so that thereafter, each year would focus on a different group of partners leading up to the 2015 World Conference for Disaster Reduction. Last year, the focus was on children and young people; this year it is on women and girls; in 2013, the ageing population; and in 2014, people with disabilities. The theme of this year’s celebration is “Women and Girls: the [in]Visible Force of Resilience,” seeks to draw attention to the fact that their invaluable contribution to the protection and rebuilding of their communities are often unrecognized and their ability to contribute is hindered by lack of inclusion and poor understanding of gender inequality.

Women and girls are neither helpless nor passive; Philippine experience can attest to this. While they too fall victims to tragedies and disasters, they endeavor to transcend such state, and contribute what they can to respond to emergencies and address the immediate needs of family and community members. They are endowed with unique knowledge and skills that are crucial in managing disaster risks.

International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction was originally celebrated every second Wednesday of October by virtue of UN General Assembly Resolution 44/236 dated December 22, 1989. The Assembly, through Resolution 64/200, on December 21, 2009, later designated October 13 as the date to celebrate the IDDR.

We greet the United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction led by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and UN Special Representative of the Secretary General for Disaster Risk Reduction Margareta Wahlstrom on the occasion of the 2012 International Day for Disaster Reduction.

Navratri Celebrations 2012

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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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World Suicide Prevention Day

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World Suicide Prevention Day – September 10, 2012

World Suicide Prevention Day on September 10th promotes worldwide commitment and action to prevent suicides. The theme of World Suicide Prevention Day this year is “Suicide Prevention across the Globe: Strengthening Protective Factors and Instilling Hope”. On average, almost 3,000 people commit suicide daily. For every person who completes a suicide, 20 or more may attempt to end their lives. Suicide is a multi-determined phenomenon that occurs against a background of complex interacting biological, social, psychological and environmental risk and protective factors. Despite the complexity of this phenomenon, suicide can be prevented.

The International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP) website  provides a toolkit, press release preparation materials, and information in multiple languages for organizations preparing to participate in World Suicide Prevention Day.

World Physical Therapy Day

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What’s Its About?

The human body is remarkably easy to damage and break, and no more so than when participating in strenuous physical activity such as sporting or athletic activity.

Physical therapists work to undo damage, educate on healthy behaviour and to restore lost or damaged functionality. Physical Therapy Day, then, is dedicated to these professionals throughout the world, and aims to recognise their commitment to keeping us all fighting-fit.

Physical therapists often work out of physical rehab centers – not to be confused with drug rehabs.

World Physical Therapy Day 2011 Theme

The theme this year is demonstrating the crucial role that PTs have in the treatment and prevention of Non-communicable diseases (NCDs). NCDs are diseases that are not contagious such as:

World Physical Therapy Day is on September 8th 2012.

It is a unique opportunity for physical therapists and physiotherapists from all over the world to raise awareness about the crucial contribution the profession makes to keeping people well, mobile and independent.  For examples of events that have taken place in previous years please see reports in WCPT News.

This year, more than ever, with the burden of non communicable diseases (NCDs) resulting in 36 million world wide deaths, and even more pain and suffering with disability, immobility and loss of independence it is crucial for more physical therapists, globally, to include the World Health Organisation’s advice on exercise and physical activity as part of routine clinical care.

Ann Gates, Founder of Exercise Works! said in a subsequent British Journal of Sports Medicine blog:

‘It is unacceptable in 21st century medicine for 36 million people to die from preventable and treatable diseases!’

Regular exercise advice and support is life changing medicine for patients! Let’s celebrate the unique skills of the physical therapist and their contribution to medicine and patients by ensuring that indeed:

‘Families, communities, nations and the world are: ‘Fit for life!’