September 30, 2014: The Muslim women in Balachar, located in one of the several islands on the majestic Brahmaputra, want to marry off their girls young as they fear an adverse impact of the on-off ethnic violence in the region. Early marriage, triggered by ethnic violence in Assam, affects the health of young women. In such a case it’s the travelling boat clinics that offer succour to them. Photo: UNICEF
September 29, 2014: “Education is probably the single most important function of human civilisation, not merely the formal education system but the broader question of educating human beings around the world. Recent breakthroughs in communication technology have given us immense possibilities in this regard,” says Dr Karan Singh, Member of India’s Upper House of Parliament Rajya Sabha. Delivering the United Nations Public Lecture in New Delhi, Dr Karan Singh added, “Indians are heirs to one of the most powerful intellectual and educational traditions in human history, I refer to the first documented educational system in India, the Vedic-Upanishad system. Although it may have been confined to a rather small section of the population, it was an extremely potent and luminous system revolving around the method of passing on wisdom from the Rishi/Guru to the Shishya/Disciple.” The Public Lecture was on the topic Education in the 21st Century. Dr Singh called for the need for holistic and inclusive education. Photo: UN
September 25, 2014: India’s Minister for Human Resource Development, Smriti Irani initiating Swachh Bharat-Swachh Vidyalaya Campaign, at a school in New Delhi on September 25, 2014. The Indian government has approved a massive program called "Swachh Bharat Mission for Urban Areas". The programme includes elimination of open defecation, conversion of insanitary toilets to pour flush toilets, eradication of manual scavenging, Municipal Solid Waste Management, bringing about a behavioural change in people regarding healthy sanitation practices, generating awareness among citizens about sanitation and its linkages with public health. Photo: PIB
September 23, 2014: True to his belief that tackling climate change requires ‘all hands on deck’, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is gathering a new and unique mix of partners at United Nations Headquarters – from Government, business, finance and civil society – for a summit aiming to raise ambition, mobilize resources, and generate action towards a universal climate deal. The UN chief’s Climate Summit is expected to draw more than 120 Heads of State and Government to announce their vision and commitment for reaching a universal and meaningful climate agreement in 2015, as well as make announcements on actions that will reduce emissions, enhance resistance to climate change and mobilize financing for climate action. Photo: UN
September 19, 2014: The Chairman of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF), Bill Gates along with Melinda Gates calls on the Indian Minister for Women and Child Development, Maneka Sanjay Gandhi, in New Delhi on September 19, 2014. Photo: PIB
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