BLOOD DONOR DAY

Theme for 2021:“Give blood and keep the world beating” https://www.who.int/campaigns/world-blood-donor-day World Blood Donor Day (WBDD) is held on June 14 each year. The event was organised for the first time in 2005, by a joint initiative of the World Health Organization, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies to raise awareness ofContinue reading “BLOOD DONOR DAY”

RAJA FESTIVAL

Raja (Odia: ରଜ) or Raja Parba (Odia: ରଜ ପର୍ବ) or Mithuna Sankranti is a three-day-long festival of womanhood celebrated in Odisha, India. The second day of the festival signifies beginning of the solar month of Mithuna from, which the season of rains starts. It is believed that the mother Goddess Earth or the divine wifeContinue reading “RAJA FESTIVAL”

HOW TO TRANSCEND THE HUMAN ATTRIBUTE – “BONDAGE”

GITA WISDOM # 66 Chapter 14 verse 25 मानापमानयोस्तुल्यस्तुल्यो मित्रारिपक्षयोः।सर्वारम्भपरित्यागी गुणातीतः सा उच्यते॥ जो मान और अपमान में सम है, मित्र और वैरी के पक्ष में भी सम है एवं सम्पूर्ण आरम्भों में कर्तापन के अभिमान से रहित है, वह पुरुष गुणातीत कहा जाता है ॥25॥ The path to cross the human bondage involves twoContinue reading “HOW TO TRANSCEND THE HUMAN ATTRIBUTE – “BONDAGE””

WORLD DAY AGAINST CHILD LABOUR

Theme for 2021 – “Act Now: End Child Labour “ https://www.un.org/en/observances/world-day-against-child-labour The World Day Against Child Labour is an International Labour Organization (ILO)-sanctioned holiday first launched in 2002 aiming to raise awareness and activism to prevent child labour. It was spurred by ratifications of ILO Convention No. 138 on the minimum age for employment andContinue reading “WORLD DAY AGAINST CHILD LABOUR”

REMEMBERING MANOJ DAS

http://worldofmanojdas.in/ Manoj Das (27 February 1934 – 27 April 2021) was an Indian author who wrote in Odia and English. In 2000, Manoj Das was awarded the Saraswati Samman. He was awarded Padma Shri in 2001, the fourth-highest Civilian Award in India, Padma Bhusan in 2020, the third highest Civilian Award in India for hisContinue reading “REMEMBERING MANOJ DAS”

WORLD BICYCLE DAY

In April 2018, the United Nations General Assembly declared June 3 as International World Bicycle Day. The resolution for World Bicycle Day recognizes “the uniqueness, longevity and versatility of the bicycle, which has been in use for two centuries, and that it is a simple, affordable, reliable, clean and environmentally fit sustainable means of transport.”Continue reading “WORLD BICYCLE DAY”