Solemn Remembrance: Begum of Awadh, Woman of Action, APRIL 7

Hello LUCKNOWites, People of Awadh are cordially invited to be a part of a social event gathering in commemoration of Begum Hazrat Mahal, the Begum of Avadh on her 138th death anniversary at Begum Hazrat Mahal park, Lucknow on 7th April, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. Your presence is solicited to pay a collective homage to a Begum, who led from the front at India's uprising, the revolt of 1857 and refused to surrender to the Britishers.Her life and contribution in the freedom movement of India, her … [Read more...]

Begum Hazrat Mahal premiere screening a Success!

A Celebration of Women Foundation Inc. successfully began their round of celebration events scheduled in Lucknow. One such screening of the documentary movie made on Begum Hazrat Mahal last queen of AWADH was done today in collaboration with the Manipal Public School, Omaxe City, Eldeco, Lucknow. This is for the the first time this documentary movie has been screened especially for the students. The celebration screening had Ms Manzilat Khan as their Guest of honour. She is the Great … [Read more...]

BEGUM Hazrat Mahal screening in Lucknow, India (July 26-29)

This is an event celebrating and commemorating the Queen of Awadh : Begum Hazrat Mahal, who was one of the primary leaders in India's first war of Independence known variously as the Great Mutiny or the Indian Uprising or the REVOLT OF 1857 (1857-58). Catherine Anne Clark, Founder & CEO at A Celebration of Women™ is happy to support this initiative of our Advisor to Asia. Celebration of Begum Hazrat Mahal ~a HEROINE of 1857-India's First War of Independence and her story deserves to be … [Read more...]

Innocent thoughts of the Innocent mind, Meetika Srivastava

Innocent thoughts of the Innocent mind An attempt to give vent to one's feelings and give words to unspoken thoughts. Authored by Miss Meetika Srivastava Innocent thoughts of the Innocent mind is an attempt to give vent to one's feelings and give words to unspoken thoughts. -Meetika Srivastava I Believe in the beauty of dreams and determination to realise them and love to pen down my thoughts when words induce me to write. This book is a collection of poems which are some of my … [Read more...]

Unity in Diversity is the essence of Incredible India!

Nature, Culture and tradition - Unity in Diversity is the essence of India! Diversity is the very essence of India. Diversity of people and beliefs, region and religion, custom and tradition, flora and fauna, trades and occupations. Nowhere in the world can you find a country better known for its unity of all its diversities than India- a land of diversities and an amalgamation of cultural and traditional heritage. To quote Mark Twain what he said about India: “The land of … [Read more...]

ACOW: the “Three sh-E’s: Equality, Education and Empowerment”

Yay! Together we cheer for A Celebration of Women™! Heya Heya come join us with a celebration, a celebration of woman! She's a creator, she's a nourish-er, she’s a woman you gotta celebrate her! Our mission is of equality amongst all women! We celebrate 'she' heroes, their vision and their mission! You gotta join us cuz we are here for a celebration, aha CELEBRATION!! Around the whole wide world are seen women taking charge of their lives, collaborating and working towards women rights … [Read more...]

“Every woman is beautiful.”

"In A Celebration of Womankind Worldwide I would like to share with all of you this beautiful story close to my heart, as it often occurs to my mind that we do need to celebrate and honor women in all spheres of life every single day!" ~ Meetika Srivastava A little boy asked his mother, “Why are you crying?” “Because I’m a woman”, she told him. “I don’t understand”, he said. His mum just hugged him and said, “And you never will’’. Later the little boy asked his father, “Why … [Read more...]

MDGs AND GENDER DIMENSION, Meetika Srivastava

According to the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) Report 2013, launched on 1 July by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, too many women around the world are still dying in childbirth when we have the means to save them; only 53 per cent of births in rural areas are attended by skilled health personnel. In developing regions, women are more likely than men to work as contributing family workers on farms or other family businesses, with little or no financial security or social benefits. The … [Read more...]

UK’s new Visa Policy, Meetika Srivastava

THE news broke, Monday, that the UK government plans imposing a visa bond on nationals of some countries intending to travel to the UK. According to the report, from November, nationals of Nigeria, India, Ghana, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka will have to post a bond of N723,000 or £3,000 ($4,600 or 3,500 euros at current exchange rates). The Home Secretary, Theresa May, made the proposal which targeted nationals of the countries tagged as “high-risk.” Home Secretary Theresa May who last … [Read more...]

“The Action Agenda for Sustainable Development”

“The Action Agenda for Sustainable Development”   Under the leadership of Jeffrey Sachs (Director of the SDSN and head of the Earth Institute at Columbia University, which hosts the secretariat of the network), the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) has issued the report, entitled “The Action Agenda for Sustainable Development”. This report is the result of collaboration between top scientists, technologists, businesses, and development specialist and is a critical input … [Read more...]

“Festival of Colors” – HOLI 2013, How did you celebrate?

The Holi Celebration has its celebratory origins in Gujarat, particularly with dance, food, music, and colored powder to offer a spring parallel of Navratri, Gujarat's Hindu festival celebrated in the fall. The Krishna Connection Holi is also associated with the Divine Dance known as Raaslila staged by Lord Krishna for the benefit of his devotees of Vrindavan commonly known as Gopis. Radha-Krishna Legend Holi is also celebrated in memory of the immortal love of Lord Krishna and … [Read more...]

A BRICS Bank for Development, Meetika Srivastava

A BRICS bank for development BRIC which was first used in the year 2001 as an acronym in the Goldman Sachs’s Global Economics paper No. 66 titled “The World Needs Better Economic BRICs” has now become an important bloc comprising of EMERGING POWERS of the world’s new economic order. It has a prominent economy of Latin America i.e., Brazil - a store house of raw materials, the Chinese Dragon; the fastest growing Asian economy and the second largest world economy after the US, the … [Read more...]

Nirbhayas transforming through Grassroots (“the brave hearts”)

'We', the Nirbhayas will rise from Grassroots!   Violence Against Women has made news headlines for years now. BOLLYWOOD TWEETS Thousands of women are being brutally beaten, assaulted, harassed, mutilated, raped and molested even murdered worldwide. In general there has been a phenomenal increase in crime against women. Every year several Nirbhayas, “the brave hearts” bravely undergo ordeals of most heinous crimes against humankind before succumbing to their injuries. Another … [Read more...]

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