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Month: September 2017

Visiting Goa…

Vacation begins tomorrow! Off to Goa for 5 days. Looking forward to a fulfilled and a joyful trip along with family and good friends. Recently learnt that there is a beautiful branch of The National Association for the Blind, India. Look forward to try and visit them. Also, looking forward to possibly meeting a good friend who I have met a couple of years ago and had an awesome lunch. Sadly one of our sisters who have stayed at Goa for sometime have recently relocated to Hyderabad so we shall miss them. Looking forward to a lot of fun at…

Greetings on the eve of Devi Navarathri

This is a 9 days of celebration where we worship Lord Durga devi and this used to be yet another favorite festival in our child hood. All of our streets used to be decorated with beautiful lights. Puja gets performed both in the morning and in the evening. Evening puja is followed by an entertainment program each day such as Hari Katha or Burra Katha. Hari Katha is a thing that a person explains story of an ancient incident; Burra Katha is a story or skit played by 3 people. Each day puja will be of different kinds such as…

Nominations Open: 18th NCPEDP – Mindtree Helen Keller Awards – 2017

NCPEDP is one of the pioneer organization that encourages inclusion through recognizing role models. While it’s pride for individual to get recognized, purpose of such awards is actually to motivate others around awardees. Here is an announcement from NCPEDP for upcoming 18thNCPEDP Mindtree Helen Keller Awards 2017. As you are aware, National Centre for Promotion of Employment for Disabled People (NCPEDP) is a non-profit voluntary organisation founded in 1996 working as an interface between various stakeholders – Government, Industry and Civil Society Organisations (both national and international) for the empowerment of persons with disabilities. NCPEDP has long believed that inclusion…

Greetings on the eve of Teachers Day

In India September 5th is celebrated as Teachers Day. Here is a bit of history. In India Teacher’s Day is celebrated on 5th of September as a tribute to the contribution made by the teachers towards the community. Since 1962 the day commemorates the birthday of Dr Sarvepalli Radhakhrishnan, a great teacher and a staunch believer of education, known for his contribution towards the education system of India. According to Dr Radhakhrishnan, “teachers should be the best minds in the country”. The birthday of Dr Sarvepalli Radhakhrishnan came to be celebrated as Teachers Day when some of his students requested…