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The International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples is observed every year on August 9 to promote and protect the rights of the world’s indigenous population. This event also recognizes the achievements and contributions that indigenous people make to improve world issues such as environmental protection.
In Tamil Nadu, the Aadi Perukku festival is celebrated with traditional gaiety to pay tribute to water’s life-sustaining properties. The festival, also known as ‘Aadi 18’, is celebrated on the 18th of Aadi month in Tamil calendar year to express gratitude to water bodies especially Cauvery river. The 18th day of Aadi is usually August ..
National Integration Week or “Qaumi Ekta Week” is observed from 19th to 25th November 2016 throughout the country with an aim to foster and reinforce the spirit of communal harmony and national integration among the citizens. The National Integration Week is observed to underline the inherent strength and resilience of the country to withstand potential ..
Nepal celebrated Janai Purnima festival. People celebrate this festival by getting their sacred thread –Janai sanctified by the Brahmin priests. People from different communities also tie yellow-red threads blessed by priests. The festival is celebrated in different ways by various communities. For the Newar Community the day is the beginning of the 9-day festival Gunhu ..
Government permits to prosecute 21 social networking sites The Government grants sanction to prosecute 21 social networking sites for allegedly promoting enmity between classes and causing prejudice to national integration. Department of Information Technology, in its report, tells a Delhi court that there is sufficient material to proceed against them. The sites which may be ..
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