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International Day of Non-Violence

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International Day of Non-Violence – 2nd October

On June 15, 2007, the United Nations General Assembly declared Oct. 2 of each year to be “International Day of Non-Violence” to commemorate the birthday of Mahatma Ghandi. Ghandi’s name is recognized around the world as synonymous with peace, and this day strives to further his philosophy through education and public awareness.

Most would agree that Mahatma Ghandi was a great and inspirational human being. Here are some interesting facts about his life that you may not have known:

* Ghandi spoke English with an Irish accent.

* Ghandi lived on a diet of fruit, goat’s milk and olive oil.

* Ghandi was heavily influenced by Henry David Thoreau, specifically when it came to his beliefs on Civil Disobedience.

* Ghandi never visited the U.S.


Mahatma Gandhi – The Father of the Nation

Gandhi Jayanti Celebration

Gandhi  Jayanti Celebration-2nd Octomber

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was born on 2 October 1869 at Porbandar in Gujarat. Gandhiji is called as Mahatma and Bapu by all Indians. He was officially honored as the Father of the Nation and his birthday is celebrated as Gandhi jayanti. The celebration and observance of the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi is to commemorate his sacrifices, morals and his teachings. His ethics and his principles on non-violence have become an inspiration of light for the world.

Mahatma Gandhi was a great leader. His tradition are still appreciated and commonly used for solving conflicts and finding nonviolent result to troubles. Some of the significant events used to take place every year although the festival is celebrated as a quiet affair. The following line makes to understand or comprehend to know all about celebrating Gandhi Jayanti.

Prayer meetings are held at Raj Ghat, New Delhi, and the memorial where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated. The Prime Minister and President of India attend a prayer services. Other dignitaries are also present. Everybody present pays their respect to the great leader. As Gandhi is respected by all the religions, various religious and political leaders they all will come and pay their tribute to Gandhi. Religious poetry and prayers from different holy books are also read out. Moreover, Gandhis favorite devotional song Raghupati Raghava Raja Ram is sung in the memory of the deceived.

On Gandhi Jayanti, all schools and offices are closed throughout the nation to celebrate the occasion. In most schools, the instance is celebrated by performing various works, such as planting new saplings, distributing medicines to the poor and needy, cleaning public areas and pledging to educate poor people. 2nd October has also been affirmed as the International Day of Non-Violence by the United Nations General Assembly on 15th June, 2007. Hence, on this day, liquor is neither sold nor consumed throughout India in Gandhijis honor. Some sincere followers of Gandhiji also refrain from consuming meat on this day.

On the day of Gandhi Jayanthi many of the colleges and communities used to arrange various competitions such as essay writing and painting. Many of these competitions were conducted on the regards of glorifying peace, violence and the teachings of the great Gandhi.

World Physical Therapy Day

World Physical Therapy Day DataDiary


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!’

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When Your Eyes Say : It Is the Best










Tips For Eye CareEye Care, Healthy Eyes

The eye is one of the most important and sensitive organs of the our body. You need to take good care of them. It is therefore imperative that you seek the help of only highly qualified professionals when it comes to taking care of your eyes. So, what are some of the key considerations that you should make when choosing your eye doctor?

When it comes to treating eye diseases, one should be very careful who they go to for this service.

Depends on the health of your eyes, you may opt for a specific type of eye specialist. For instance, you may need to seek the services of an ophthalmologist if you have vision problems or complicated eye diseases. Alternatively, you may look for the services of either an optician, or an optometrist, if all you need is basic eye care.

An ophthalmologist is a doctor who specializes in medical and surgical care of the visual system and the eye. He also looks in to prevention of eye diseases and eye injuries. In other words, an ophthalmologist is qualified for providing total eye care, which means that he can offer eye examinations, surgical and medical services, diagnosis and treatment of eye diseases, as well as deal with visual complications that result from health conditions such as diabetes.

An optometrist, on the other hand, is an eye doctor who is trained to examine, diagnose, treat and manage some eye diseases and disorders, as well as the visual system. They can examine the eye externally and internally for signs of glaucoma, cataracts, and retinal detachment. They are also trained to treat nearsightedness, astigmatism, farsightedness and presbyopia, on top of testing eye coordination, focus, and colour detection. However, they cannot perform surgeries.

Opticians, who work together with optometrists and ophthalmologists, are health care professionals who provide vision services related to the vision problems. They are the final part in the chain of complete patient care, be it before, during or after eye exams and surgeries. Their role is to interpret and analyze eye prescriptions and then go ahead to determine the eyewear lenses needed by a person for vision correction, including overseeing the ordering process as well as the verification of delivered eye products.

When choosing the right specialist for you, look at their training and qualifications, their years of experience, the track record they have, as well as whether they are licensed to operate in the town or city where you live by the relevant boards and authorities. Your choice eye care doctor should show a genuine concern for the well being of his patients. Ask around in your neighborhood for a referral or from friends and relatives for the best eye doctor in your area. Treating eye diseases is not just about getting eye surgery or medications for your eyes, but is a combination proper care, diagnosis, treatment and maintenance so that you retain good vision for the rest of your life.

If you are in the Ahmedabad area and seeking a specialist to care for your eyes, you can visit Eye Doctor Ahmedabad and determine if this doctor has the qualifications you are looking for and seems like someone you would be comfortable with. Then, go ahead and book an appointment.

World’s First Solar Geo Plant in Nevada

Solar Geo Plant in Nevada

Electricity is something most, if not all of us take for granted every day. We rely on it for our comfort and also for convenience. To generate this electricity we need resources, some reusable and some not.

For the first time ever, Enel Green Power has set up a power plant that generates electricity from both geothermal and solar energy.

The project started in 2009 with Enel Green Power’s 33-megawatt geothermal plant in Northern Nevada, USA. This plant runs on geothermal energy from hot water trapped underground. Given that the area also receives a lot of sunny weather, the company decided to conduct an experiment by installing solar panels across the plant’s dry landscape. The result now is a plant that runs on both solar and geothermal energy, and it is the world’s first hybrid solar-geothermal plant.

Solar facility

The solar facility provides an additional 26 megawatts of energy to the plant. It makes sense to combine the two renewable sources of energy to generate electricity. By using these combined resources, plants can generate electricity 24 hours a day, with the solar panels providing the most electricity during peak hours. When there is cloud cover, or during the night, the geothermal energy comes into play, as it is not dependant on the changing weather the plant can depend on it to generate electricity at all hours.

With the world switching over to greener means of electricity generation, this hybrid plant sounds like a wonderful idea. Of course, it may not be a viable means of generating electricity everywhere, it is certainly one solution to replacing nuclear plants.

National Sports Day

National Sport Day DataDiary

India celebrates National Sports Day every year on 29th August. The day is celebrated to commemorate the great, legendary hockey player, Major Dhyan Chand Singh. 29th August is the birthday of Shri Dhyan Chand who made India proud by his extraordinary sporting skills. Let us know more about Shri Dhyan Chand and Celebrations of national sports day.

Dhyan Chand Singh: The Legendary

Shri Dhyan Chand was born on 29th August 1905 in Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh. He was introduced to hockey at the age of 14. At the age of 16 he was inducted into the Punjab regiment and soon got good mentors for his career.

Soon Dhyan Chand started doing very well in his career. He displayed amazing skills. In one of the hockey match he made his team victorious in the match which was losing by 2 goals. This was the match of the Punjab Tournament in Jhelum. From then he was named the “Hockey Wizard”.

Shri Dhyan Singh began his international career in 1926. He was always top with his goal-scoring feats. He became captain of the team and won 3 Olympic gold medals. He played till the age of 42 and retired in the year 1948. He was awarded India’s third highest civilian honor, the Padma Bhushan in 1956. He died of liver cancer on 3rd December, 1979. In honor of Shri Singh the Indian Postal Service issued a postage stamp and a stadium at New Delhi is named Dhyan Chand National Stadium after his passing away.