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F1:Next Indian Grand Prix on Oct 28, 2012

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Welcome to India’s 2012 FORMULA 1 AIRTEL INDIAN GRAND PRIX at Buddh International Circuit

–> Introduction to Formula 1

Welcome to 2012 FORMULA 1 AIRTEL INDIAN GRAND PRIX of India scheduled at Buddh International Circuit (BIC) Formula One™, also known as Formula 1™ or F1™ or Grand Prix is the highest class of single seater auto racing sanctioned by the Federation Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA). The F1™ season consists of a series of races, held on purpose-built circuits and occasionally on street circuits. The result of each race is combined to determine two annual FIA Formula One World Championships, one for the Drivers who are required to be holders of valid Super License, the highest class of racing license issued by the FIA and one for the Constructors.
Formula One™ cars are considered to be the fastest circuit-racing cars in the world. Formula One cars race at speeds of up to 318 km/h (192 mph).

–> Buddh International Circuit

Welcome to India, one of the fastest evolving countries in the World. India is well known for the most colourful fairs and festivals with the month of October 2012 hosting the festival of Dussehra or Vijayadashmi in honour of the victory of Lord Rama over demon Ravana. It is a celebration of the victory of good over evil.
The festival of Dussehra will be followed by one of the biggest sporting spectacle, 2012 FORMULA 1 AIRTEL INDIAN GRAND PRIX at Buddh International Circuit (BIC), located in Greater Noida. BIC is located just 35 km from New Delhi.

No Dream Too Big

The face of motorsport in India changed with the successful hosting of the inaugural FORMULA 1 AIRTEL INDIAN GRAND PRIX in 2011 at BIC The track is the jewel in the crown of Jaypee Sports City being developed in 2500 acres, comprising a number of world class sporting venues, stunning residential developments and commercial properties.
The track has been designed by the well known German architect Hermann Tilke, who also happens to be the man behind other legendary tracks.

Dates:
26 October Friday (Practice)
27 October Saturday (Qualifying)
28 October Sunday (Race)

Location:
New Delhi, India.

–> Fast Facts

What makes BIC so unique?

Track facts
Capacity: Approx. 100,000
Circuit length: 5.14 km
Number of Pit Garages: 41
Race direction: Clock wise direction
Speed: 318 km/h
Turns: 16
Straights: 3
Highest Elevation: 14 meters

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International Day of Rural Women

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Women play a critical role in the rural economies of both developed and developing countries. In many parts of the world,
agriculture
is the first sector of employment for women, for instance in Sub-Saharan Africa and in South Asia, where respectively 68 per cent and 61 per cent of working women are employed in agriculture . Rural women, mainly farmers, are at least 1.6 billion and represent more than a quarter of the total world population. Women produce on average more than half of all the food that is grown: up to 80 per cent in Africa, 60 per cent in Asia, between 30 and 40 per cent in Latin America and Western countries. Women own only 2 per cent of the land, and receive only one per cent of all agricultural credit. Only 5 per cent of all agricultural extension resources are directed to women. Women represent two third of all illiterate people. The number of rural women living in poverty has doubled since 1970. The United Nations’ (UN) International Day of Rural Women  directs attention to both the contribution that women make in rural areas and the many challenges that they face. It also celebrates and honours the role of rural women on October 15 each year. It recognizes rural women’s importance in enhancing agricultural and rural development worldwide.

History -Day of Rural Women

The International Day of Rural Women was first celebrated as an official UN observance on October 15, 2008. This day recognizes the role of rural women, including indigenous women, in enhancing agricultural and rural development, improving food security and eradicating rural poverty. The idea of honouring rural women with a special day was put forward at the Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing, China, in 1995. It was suggested that October 15 be celebrated as “World Rural Women’s Day,” which is the eve of World Food Day, to highlight rural women’s role in food production and food security. “World Rural Women’s Day” was previously celebrated across the world for more than a decade before it was officially a UN observance.

Event-Day of Rural Women

Many people, government agencies, community groups and non-government associations celebrate the International Day of Rural Women on October 15 every year. Television, radio, online, and print media broadcast or publish special features to promote the day. Panel discussions, research papers, and conferences are also held to review and analyse rural women’s role in society, particularly in areas such as economic improvement and agricultural development.

Other activities and events include:

  • Global exchange programs for women in agriculture.
  • The launch of fund-raising projects to support rural women.
  • Expos and workshops showcasing rural women’s contribution to their societies.
  • Strategic meetings to present issues on topics, such as empowering women farmers, to policy makers.

World Teachers’ Day 2012

World Teachers’ Day is on October 5

World Teachers’ Day

Teachers are one of our most valuable resources, yet we often treat them like a cheap commodity. “Take a Stand for Teachers” is this year’s theme for “World Teachers’ Day.” Irina Bokova, Director-General of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) explains World Teachers’ Day: “On this day, we call for teachers to receive supportive environments, adequate quality training as well as ‘safeguards’ for teachers’ rights and responsibilities.”

Here are some national teachers retention statistics from the Business-Higher Education Forum:

* Thirty-three percent of all new teachers leave teaching during the first three years; 46 percent leave in the first five years.

* The rate of attrition is 50 percent higher in poor schools versus wealthy ones.

* The United States spends about $4.9 billion each year to replace teachers.

I wonder why they’re all leaving. On Oct. 5 you can help by making sure your child’s teachers know how important they are to you and your family. Ask them what they need to do their job better, and do what you can to help them get it.

International Day of Peace – 21 September 2012

International Day of Peace - 21 September 2012

What is World Day of Peace?

This year, 2012, the International Day of Peace is on a Friday, special activities and celebrations will take place all across the world to mark this Day. September 21, is the day declared by the United Nations General Assembly, as the International Day of Peace, a day devoted to commemorating and strengthening the ideals of peace both within and among all nations and peoples.

The International Day of Peace was established in 1981 by resolution 36/67 of the United Nations General Assembly to coincide with its opening session, which was held annually on the third Tuesday of September. In 2001, the General Assembly by unanimous vote adopted resolution 55/282, which established September 21 as an annual day of non-violence and cease-fire. The United Nations invites all nations and people to honour a cessation of hostilities during the Day, and to otherwise commemorate the Day through education and public awareness on issues related to peace.

It was established by a United Nations resolution in 1981 to coincide with the opening of the General Assembly. The first Peace Day was celebrated in September 1982. In 2002 the General Assembly officially declared September 21 as the permanent date for the International Day of Peace. By creating the International Day of Peace, the UN devoted itself to worldwide peace and encouraged all of mankind to work in cooperation for this goal. During the discussion of the U.N. Resolution that established the International Day of Peace, it was suggested that:

Peace Day should be devoted to commemorating and strengthening the ideals of peace both within and among all nations and peoples…This day will serve as a reminder to all peoples that our organization, with all its limitations, is a living instrument in the service of peace and should serve all of us here within the organization as a constantly pealing bell reminding us that our permanent commitment, above all interests or differences of any kind, is to peace”.

International Literacy Day

International Literacy Day DataDiary

Why is World Literacy Day Celebrated?

International Literacy day is celebrated to raise awareness in public of the over-the top value of the written word and of the requirement to promote a literate society. The lowest regional adult literacy rate (58.6%) is in South and WestAsia countries followed by sub-Saharan Africa (59.7%), and the Arab States (62.7%) according to UNESCO’s “Global Monitoring Report on Education for All (2008)”.

International Literacy Day 2012 – Literacy and Peace

The theme of International Literacy Day 2012 is Literacy and Peace. This theme was adopted by the United Nations Literacy Decade (UNLD) to demonstrate the multiple uses and value that literacy brings to people.
Literacy contributes to peace as it brings people closer to attaining individual freedoms and better understanding the world, as well as preventing or resolving conflict. The connection between literacy and peace can be seen by the fact that in unstable democracies or in conflict-affected countries it is harder to establish or sustain a literate environment. For over 40 years now, UNESCO has been celebrating International Literacy Day by reminding the international community that literacy is a human right and the foundation of all learning.

Importance of Literacy

This year our challenge focuses on literacy and essential skills for everyone, every day, everywhere. Try out some of these activities to celebrate International Literacy Day – and continue to practice literacy and essential skills every day.

  1. Read a book with a child.
  2. Have a child tell you about their favourite summer activity.
  3. Play a word game like Scrabble or Charades!
  4. Start a diary, blog or journal.
  5. Register for a personal or professional development course.
  6. Join a social media platform –Facebook, Twitter, Linked In, etc.
  7. Hand write a letter to an old friend – and send it by snail mail!
  8. Start a reading club or afterschool group.
  9. Set up a quiet study space for yourself or your child.
  10. Use a new form of technology (Skype, on-line banking, etc.)

Happy Teacher’s Day

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History of Teachers day in India

India has been celebrating Teacher’s Day on 5th September, since 1962. The day commemorates the birthday of Dr Sarvepalli Radhakhrishnan, a philosopher and a teacher par excellence, and his contribution towards Indian education system. Dr Radhakhrishnan believed that “teachers should be the best minds in the country”. On this day, we gratefully remember the great educationist, apart from honoring all the teachers that have made our life much more knowledgeable and fulfilled, as serving as our beacons of light

Happy Teacher’s Day Quotes

All that I have achieved in my life is because of my teachers. Some of them were formally designated as my teachers — in school, college, and university. Others, such as my parents, were my teachers nonetheless. Here are some happy Teacher’s Day quotes to celebrate the best teachers in our lives.

  • Dan Rather
    The dream begins with a teacher who believes in you, who tugs and pushes and leads you to the next plateau, sometimes poking you with a sharp stick called truth.
  • Henry Brooks Adams
    A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.
  • Robert Brault
    The average teacher explains complexity; the gifted teacher reveals simplicity.
  • Cicero
    The authority of those who teach is often an obstacle to those who want to learn.
  • Jacques Barzun
    In teaching, you cannot see the fruit of a day’s work. It is invisible and remains so, maybe for twenty years.
  • Helen Caldicott
    Teachers, I believe, are the most responsible and important members of society because their professional efforts affect the fate of the earth.
  • Albert Einstein
    It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.
  • Nikos Kazantzakis
    Ideal teachers are those who use themselves as bridges over which they invite their students to cross, then having facilitated their crossing, joyfully collapse, encouraging them to create bridges of their own.
  • Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
    A teacher who can arouse a feeling for one single good action, for one single good poem, accomplishes more than he who fills our memory with rows and rows of natural objects, classified with name and form.
  • Ken Blanchard
    Your role as a leader is even more important than you might imagine. You have the power to help people become winners.
  • William Butler Yeats
    Education is not the filling of a pail but the lighting of a fire.
  • Forest Witchcraft
    A hundred years from now, it will not matter what kind of car I drove, what kind of house I lived in, how much money I had in the bank, but the world may be a better place because I made a difference in the life of a child.