November 26, 2019: Handmade products by women artisans are drawing huge crowds at the 39th India International Trade Fair in New Delhi. Products by women Self Help Groups (SHGs) from various states including Haryana, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand are attracting buyers at various stalls.

IITF offers opportunity for large corporations, Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs), non-government agencies, artisans, self-help groups (SHGs), etc. to promote their products and services to a very large sample of potential customers.

The fair is an important platform for various central and state government departments and agencies for dissemination of information on progressive reforms, new schemes and initiatives. It serves as a convergence point for government agencies, private sector enterprises, and non-government institutions which have aligned their activities with the country’s development objectives. Photo: Ashok Kumar/OneWorld South Asia
November 6, 2019: India’s Minister of State for Home Affairs G Kishan Reddy inaugurated the Not Just Art, Art Gallery at UNESCO Cluster House, Chankyapuri, Delhi. The Art Gallery had visual art done by artists with disability who came from all across India to showcase their amazing talent with color and form.

The Award aims to celebrate the artistic abilities of persons with disability, who have hitherto remained a largely unrecognized talent pool. Their art has been created by overcoming various challenges. It also helps them to express in colour what they cannot express in words and release their emotions. Hence Not Just Art.

The artists were awarded with a cash prize of Rs. 50,000, a trophy and a certificate. (In the pic) Amrit Khurana from Noida, Uttar Pradesh - an autistic artist who creates beautiful colorful pieces in India. Amrit began painting when she was six and uses no models for her drawings, but draws from images seen only once, on television or in a book. Photo: Ashok Kumar/OneWorld South Asia
November 2, 2019: Dr K Sivan, Chairman, Indian Space Research Organisation's (ISRO), said that that Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) are the holy grail of technical education in India. “I am an alumni of IIT-Bombay and from my own personal experience, I can say that IITs are the holy grail of technical education in India. And I am sure that you all will continue the glorious tradition of Delhi as well as that of IIT-ians who have excelled in every field they have worked.”

Dr K Sivan said innovation comes at the high risk of failure. “These failures are not obstacles but learning opportunities,” he said.

Sivan was speaking at the 50th annual convocation ceremony of the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi. To mark the 50th convocation ceremony of IIT Delhi, a commemorative postage stamp and a special cover was also released on the occasion. Text: OneWorld South Asia
October 15, 2019: Bridging the gap between the solution providers and solution seekers with the help of technology, IIT Delhi along with Microsoft organised Empower 2019, a three day discourse that aims to deliver practical solutions to the everyday challenges faced by different disabled communities.

With the focus of delivering usable products at affordable prices catering to various kinds of disabilities ranging from the visually challenged, the hearing impaired to the dyslexic, the platform endeavours to bring different stakeholders for converting the expectations of various users into reality.

With the products ranging from tactile books for the visually impaired, offline apps for children with various special needs, and wheelchairs catering to unexplored needs of the disabled users, the conference aims at building an ecosystem that is sustainable in meeting the needs of various kinds of disabilities at affordable costs.Text: OneWorld South Asia
August 28, 2019: Prakash Javadekar, Minister, Information & Broadcasting, inaugurates the Seventh National Community Radio Sammelan on 28th August at Dr Ambedkar International Centre in New Delhi. This year’s theme is “Community Radio for SDGs” (Sustainable Development Goals).

Saying that the government is committed to its mantra of Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas, Sabka Vishwas, the minister added, “It is important to realise the importance of community radio in this direction. This stems from the belief that community radio can play an important role in development through people’s participation. Community radio is an instrument of the future and there cannot be a better idea to provide listeners the right to information and knowledge than this medium.”

He also gave away National Community Radio Awards for 2018 and 2019 in five categories - Best Thematic programme, Best Community Engagement Initiative, Best Programme for Promoting Local Culture, Best Innovative/ Creative Programme and Best Sustainable Model for Community Radio. A total of 30 awards were given for two years. Photo: OneWorld South Asia
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