May 16, 2017: Various hospitals and healthcare facilities along with medical and nurses colleges across the country organised series of programmes to celebrate the International Nurses Day 2017.

Bhagwan Mahaveer Cancer Hospital & Research Centre (BMCHRC) in the west Indian state of Rajasthan celebrated the day as a carnival with poster competition on ‘balancing body, mind and soul’ followed by a lecture of nursing foundation and a quiz competition. Nursing teams also presented various entertainment sequences including dance, drama and comedy.

The nursing staff and nursing students also took the pledge to serve the patients following the footsteps of Florence Nightingale. It was in January 1974, when May 12 was chosen to celebrate the day as it is the anniversary of the birth of Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing. Representative Photo: Ashok Kumar/OneWorld South Asia
May 15, 2017: Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) an Indian government JV enterprise and South Delhi Municipal Corporation are running the world’s largest Street Light Replacement Programme (SLRP). The SLRP programme was dedicated to the nation early this year by India’s Minister of Power, Coal, New & Renewable Energy and Mines.

The SLNP programme is presently running in Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Assam, Tripura, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Kerala, Goa, Maharashtra, Gujarat and Rajasthan. A total of 15.59 lakh street lights have already been replaced in the country with LED bulbs, which is resulting in energy savings of 20.66 crore kWh, avoiding capacity of 51.47 MW and reducing 1.71 lakh tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions per annum.

The energy efficiency market in India is estimated at US$ 12 billion that can potentially result in energy savings of up to 20 per cent of current consumption, by way of innovative business and implementation models. Photo: Ashok Kumar/OneWorld South Asia
April 26, 2017: The United Nations Global Compact (UNGC), a community of global leaders committed to sustainability, today launched a global opportunity explorer in New Delhi.

The explorer is said to be the world’s largest digital platform that provides the global business community with direct access to business solutions around the SDGs. It also aims to connect business leaders, entrepreneurs and investors with new partners, projects, markets and talents to deliver on the SDGs.

Santosh Kumar Gangwar, India’s Minister of State for Finance, said that India has taken bold steps in the pursuit of SDGs. “The Indian government has taken bold initiatives in the last three years so as to translate our commitment to SGDs. Our visionary leader Narendra Modi is working tirelessly to achieve SDGs by 2030 in a big way,” he said.

Santosh Kumar Gangwar is pictured with Lise Kingo, CEO and Executive Director, UNGC. Text: OneWorld South Asia
March 7, 2017: From fashion to art to music, this exceptional fundraiser has a soul of its own and an irrefutable spirit and a message ‘Know Cancer No Cancer'.

The fundraiser, the Lavender Ribbon Fiesta, supported by Cancer Healer Center, aims to spread awareness about cancer treatment. The Fiesta is a stage where fashion and art join hands to promote cancer awareness and to celebrate life'.

Organised by Dr Deepica Krishna, the fundraiser had celebrities like Ameesha Patel and Sonal Chauhan walking the ramp along with well known models to raise awareness against cancer and encourage people to come forward for diagnosis.

Having won numerous awards in the fields of charity and social awareness, Dr Deepica Krishna is well acclaimed for her work in the arena of cancer awareness in the country. Photo and Text: Ashok Kumar/OneWorld South Asia
January 31, 2017: : In an unprecedented and historic gathering, 250 key voices in the global movement to abolish prostitution systems have gathered for a World Congress against the Sexual Exploitation of Women and Girls in New Delhi, India on 30-31 January.

The Congress organized by Apne Aap Women Worldwide, the Indian anti-trafficking NGO and CAP International, and has representatives from 5 continents and 30 countries. The Congress is held in partnership with the All India Dalit Mahila Adhikar Manch.

The Congress was launched with a panel discussion by survivors of prostitution and Ashley Judd, CNN Freedom Hero, Anuradha Koirala, Vimal Thorat of the AIDMM and Pers-Anders Sunesson, Swedish Ambassador at Large for Combatting Trafficking. Text: Ashok Kumar/OneWorld South Asia
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