A few weeks later, the din died down, only to be renewed when actor Sonu Sood began doing some stellar work with arranging transport for migrants stuck in Mumbai. Right wing Twitter began to tag celebrities who had participated in the CAA NRC protests in December 2019, asking in varying degrees of vulgarity and glee where they had all disappeared. Once again, a few celebrities posted about their relief efforts. I, too, felt compelled to post about the relief efforts I was participating in to send migrants in Delhi back to their homes in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar. It was a satisfying and hope inspiring effort. I felt humbled to see how hard on ground volunteers were working to help strangers. It was gratifying to see how willing citizens and corporates were to donate money and items of use. Not one call for help that I made went unfulfilled. I was struck by the alacrity with which officers and bureaucrats responded at this time. For the first time in months, I felt hopeful about our humanity.Then the niggling question returned with a few more friends. This time, I feel I have earned my right to articulate them. While it was gratifying to see civil society rise to the occasion and unite in generosity, I couldn t help but ask those shaming Bollywood on social media are countries supposed to be run on charity? Are national crises tided over by the philanthropy of movie stars and business tycoons? What happened to our health budget? Was it all spent? Was it Bollywood s responsibility to bail out the country? Was Hollywood similarly saving the USA? The Central government had announced an economic stimulus package, of which 50 per cent were programmes and schemes that were already under way. Doctors and medical staff were reporting a horrifying lack of PPEs. Meanwhile, the migrant crisis in India was becoming a humanitarian disaster. Hungry and hapless migrant labourers who were walking back to their homes battled the heat, police brutality, government inaction, hunger and death. And, of course, the coronavirus. Shramik Special trains were announced to take migrants home those trains caused riots and over crowding and near stampede like situations in some cities. Reports came of migrants dying from hunger and dehydration on these trains, as trains lost their routes and ended up in wrong destinations It was like a bad play. The Food Corporation Of India and an online portal bickered about the veracity of a story on food wastage during Covid 19 crisis. Another death was reported from hunger. The Central government refused to allow a public audit of the PM Cares Fund the total corpus of which, it is reported, stands at about Rs10,000 crore.
The London Freemasons Charity and Masonic Charitable Foundation Covid 19 fund are providing 25,000 towards the initiative with the whole operation being conducted from the West London Masonic Centre under the expert eye of Chef Dan Lee, with a team of volunteers from the Lodges that normally meet there assisting with the preparation and delivery of those meals. The meals are being distributed to those in need in partnership with Covid 19 Mutual Aid Ealing, Covid 19 Mutual Aid Southall and Ealing Homeless Refuge.In addition, the Centre is storing toys and soft drinks, which have been donated by the community, on behalf of Ealing Council, where they are sorted, packaged up and distributed to local families in need.
The roles have been reversed for some of the Dougie Mac apos;s volunteers, many of whom have been receiving welfare calls from the hospice to check on them during lockdown. Of more than 1,000 volunteers who regularly give their time free of charge to the charity, just 34 are currently still able to volunteer due to Covid 19 guidelines.
The organisation;s website said, ;World Red Cross Day was recently marked, a day for a non profit that has been around for 138 years, serving in 192 nations, and backed by 12,000,000 volunteers. "This year, Bermuda Red Cross is celebrating 70 years of service to the community. We have worked hard to build up our services supporting the communities and make those services affordable to everyone. Our focus in celebrating our 70th year was to applaud the Bermuda community for supporting our organisation and services.
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New Delhi (India), Dec 6 (ANI): In a bid to ensure that children in tribal areas are not deprived of quality education, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said that his government will put in place an extensive network of more than 400 new 'Eklavya Model residential schools' by 2022 across the country."We are developing an extensive network of 'Eklavya Model residential schools in the country. By 2022, more than 400 such new schools will be opened," said Prime Minister Modi in his address to the Ekal Vidyalaya Sangathan, Gujarat, through video conference."The Central government is working for the education of tribal children with special emphasis on their skill development. The scholarship schemes for the tribal children have been made more transparent and more opportunity is provided to them for their education," he added.The Prime Minister said that small things are being taken care of in these schools, which are meant for tribal students."We are paying attention to every small thing like holidays are granted in these schools on tribal festivals. As a result, the drop out rate has decreased and the tribal children are also happy," he said."These schools are also being developed to provide them with modern sports facilities," said Prime Minister Modi.Stressing on the need for the government and the society to strive collectively to make the schemes a success, Prime Minister Modi said: "In my view, the government efforts alone are not sufficient. The government and society should collectively strive for making such schemes a success."Prime Minister Modi also shared the idea of pairing private and public schools wherein students from the rural background will learn from their urban counterparts and vice versa, thus boosting the idea of 'Ek Bharat, Shrestha Bharat'. He also congratulated Ekal Vidyalaya Sangathan for spearheading the 'Ekal School Abhiyan' which aims to promote the education among rural and tribal children, and appreciated the Sangathan volunteers for their role in nation building by imparting education and awareness to more than 2.8 million rural and tribal children who reside in the remotest locations across India and Nepal.Congratulating the Sangathan on reaching the figure of 1 lakh schools across India, the Prime Minister said that working with passion, dedication, and commitment turns an impossible goal into an achievable one. He highlighted the fact that the Sangathan has been awarded the Gandhi Peace Prize due to its commitment towards social service and for being an inspirational role model for the whole country.The Prime Minister noted that the Union Government is also working enthusiastically for better education and skill development in India. Schemes like scholarship for scheduled tribes' children, Poshan Abhiyan, Mission Indradhanush, and school holidays on the occasion of tribal festivals, etc., have helped not only in checking the school dropout rates but also promoted the holistic development of children.The Prime Minister remarked that as India completes 75 years of Independence, the success of Ekal Sangathan will help in realising Mahatma Gandhiji''s ideals of Gram Swaraj, social justice of Dr BR Ambedkar, 'Antyodaya' of Deen Dayal Upadhyay and Swami Vivekananda''s dream of a glorious India.Ekal Vidyalaya is a movement involved in the integrated and holistic development of rural and tribal India and Nepal. The main activity undertaken in this movement is to run one teacher schools, known as Ekal Vidyalayas, all over India, in the remotest rural and tribal villages to take the education to every child. (ANI)
The research, which was published in Scientific Reports, tasked over 150 participants from Europe and Morocco with recognizing dog emotions. The volunteers were recruited in groups, with both adults and children between the ages of five and six. The participants included non Muslim Europeans as well as practicing Muslims both in Europe and in Morocco.
Jose is one of at least 1,450 migrants who are living in a tent encampment on the streets of Matamoros, a city in the Mexican state of Tamaulipas, as a result of the Trump Administration;s ;Remain in Mexico; policy. Dozens of children in Matamoros drew their experiences as part of an art project, photos of which were provided exclusively to TIME by Dr. Belinda Arriaga, an associate professor at the University of San Francisco who specializes in child trauma and Latino mental health. She traveled to Matamoros Oct. 19 25 as part of a group of volunteers who provided aid and psychological care to migrant children and their families. The six drawings depict family members separated by the Rio Grande, children inside cages and images of America. In one photo, a drawing by 9 year old Genesis depicts crocodiles in a river near a vehicle she labelled "Polic iacute;a. " Her family, in tears, are standing in Mexico, while her t iacute;a, or aunt, cries for them in the U.S. "Quiero irme de aqu iacute; porque no puedo ser fel iacute;z y no puedo dormir, " she has written on the drawing. "I want to leave from here because I can ''t be happy and I can ''t sleep. "
Howdy Modi is a community summit hosted by Texas India Forum (TIF) for Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday, September 22nd at the NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas at 10 am. The live audience will be the largest gathering for an invited foreign leader visiting the United States other than the Pope. The â€œHowdy Modiâ€ summit has been organized with the support of more than 1,000 volunteers and 650 Texas-based Welcome Partner organizations.
Dick Auty is receiving the Governor General #39;s Sovereign #39;s Medal for Volunteers at a ceremony in the provincial capital.Auty is being recognized for his work over the past 21 years with the Masonic Cancer Car program across the Okanagan.
A team of volunteers at the Ulster Museum, Belfast (Northern Ireland) are giving final touches to a 300 foot long tapestry showcasing all eight seasons of the saga, which concluded in May.Done in the style of the Bayeux Tapestry, which depicts the 11th century Norman Conquest of England, the finished piece will be transported to France to hang near its predecessor in September. Valerie Wilson, costume and textiles curator at National Museums Northern Ireland, told The Guardian that tapestry was a perfect storytelling tool.
About 20 troops from the Royal Bermuda Regiment teamed up with volunteers recruited by the Government s Mirrors organisation, a personal development programme for young people, and Department of Parks staff.Many of the soldiers involved have only just returned from the gruelling multi national Exercise Tradewinds held in St Vincent amp; the Grenadines.
After an encounter with an alien as a child that was summarily erased from her parents memories by the Men in Black, Molly (Tessa Thompson) grows up obsessed with joining the organization in order to, as she puts it, discover the truth of the universe. Eventually uncovering their New York branch, she convinces Agent O (Emma Thompson) to take her on as a probationary member, shipping off to London for agent training. When she overhears that legendary Agent H (Chris Hemsworth) has been assigned to babysit a visiting envoy from an allied planet, Molly now just M volunteers to back him up. But M;s adventures lead her to a mysterious device that comes with an ominous warning: someone within MIB is not what they seem, and the ramifications to this infiltration could be intergalactic war.
Construction workers in Brest, Belarus unearthed a mass grave of Holocaust victims.(JTA) Volunteers in Belarus reburied the remains of more than 1,000 Holocaust victims whose bodies recently were discovered during construction work in the city of Brest.
Tests showed that animals gradually put on weight when chronically exposed to a propionate dose equivalent to that used for preserving food, while a small study in human volunteers indicated that propionate may disrupt metabolic processes and lead to hyperinsulinemia. The investigators say their findings have important public health implications, given that there are no particular limitations on the use of propionate under its FDA approved labeling. Understanding how ingredients in food affect the body 's metabolism at the molecular and cellular level could help us develop simple but effective measures to tackle the dual epidemics of obesity and diabetes, " said G khan S. Hotamisligil, the James Stevens Simmons professor of genetics and metabolism and director of the Sabri lker Center for Metabolic Research at Harvard Chan School. Hotamisligil is senior author of the team s published paper in Science Translational Medicine, which is titled, The short chain fatty acid propionate increases glucagon and FABP4 production, impairing insulin action in mice and humans.
The Congress, however, reacted to the news and said that none of its official pages had been removed. In a tweet, the Congress said, ”This is to clarify no official pages run by INC have been taken down. Additionally, all pages run by our verified volunteers are also unaffected. ” It also said that it had asked Facebook to provide it with a list of the pages and accounts that have been taken down.
North West Delhi seat: Hans Raj Hans upstaged Udit Raj Tired of listening to PM Modi beat his own trumpet on Pakistan: Chidambaram LiveLok Sabha election 2019 LIVE: PM Modi addressing rally in Lohardaga, Jharkhand Gurugram: Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar at BJP Social Media Volunteers meet in Gurugram, Sunday, March 31, 2019. (PTI) Fake news , the need to be cautious in understanding messages on social media, and the language used while responding to them dominated the conversation at the BJP;s Social Media Volunteers Meet held in Gurgaon on Sunday morning, with both Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar and Union Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman emphasising these points in their address. Fake news is meant to spread sensationalism and harm someone. If fake news comes about us, we must immediately check its credibility and seek information about it. If it is confirmed to be fake, we must refute it immediately. However, we should also not put out any fake news ourselves. We must respond to fake news and ensure whatever information that goes out from our end is true, so that our personal influence is increased, said Khattar. Click for more election news
As the uncertainty over an alliance with the Congress continued, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) stepped up its campaigning with plans to rope in 1.5 lakh volunteers for the Lok Sabha election.Senior AAP leader Gopal Rai said that one central war room, where all campaigning would be closely monitored, would be set up.
At the core of AAP 's campaign will be 65,000 volunteers tasked to hold a one to one dialogue in every household. ”The aim is to introduce closed dialogues with as many families as possible and change the mind of the voter. The volunteers have been asked to focus more on the BJP voters who, after five years of its rule at the Centre, are confused whether its tenure was beneficial for them or not, ” Rai said.