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Teachers' Day in India: Celebrating the Legacy of Dr. Sarvapalli Radhakrishnan

“The best teacher is the one who suggests rather than dogmatizes, and inspires his listener with the wish to teach himself.”
- Edward Bulwer-Lytton


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Calcutta, India, Aug 26, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio) In India 5th September is celebrated as Teachers' day as a mark of tribute to the contribution made by teachers to the society. 5th September is the birthday of a great teacher Dr. Sarvapalli Radhakrishnan, who was a staunch believer of education, and was the well-known diplomat, scholar, president of India and above all a teacher. The day commemorates the birthday of Dr Sarvepalli Radhakhrishnan, a philosopher and a teacher par excellence, and his contribution towards Indian education system. Dr Radhakhrishnan believed that "teachers should be the best minds in the country". On this day, we gratefully remember the great educationist, apart from honoring all the teachers that have made our life much more knowledgeable and fulfilled, as serving as our beacons of light.

Whistling Woods International Film School Turning Passion into Profession

By Raksha Narang

Whistling Woods International Film School

Mumbai, Aug 25, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio) In India where most parents are known to educate their children, with hopes limited to only seeing them as being doctors and engineers, whilst thinking away professions like acting as pipe-dreams – prestigious film-making institutes like Whistling Woods give them reason to reconsider.

International Youth Day at Shridhar University Pilani Rajasthan

No one has doubt that India today’s Young Achievers are indeed India tomorrow’s Icons of success.

Pilani, Aug 24, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio) UN International Youth Day is celebrated on August 12 each year to recognize efforts of world’s youth to enhance global society and promote ways to engage them in becoming more actively involved in making positive contributions to their communities. The United Nations defines the worlds’ youth as the age group between 15 and 24 years old, making up one-sixth of the human population.

Technical Education In India: A Catalyst for Development

Scenic Beauty of IIT Guwahati

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By Sanjeev Sundriyal

The author is Media & Communication Officer, Press Information Bureau, New Delhi

New Delhi, Aug 19, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio) Education is indeed the very foundation of a society which brings economic wealth, social prosperity and political stability. A modern and well developed society can become a possibility when  quality of education is improved. In other words education is the very basis of development for a modern society and in this connection the role of technical education is very important. 

Technical Education plays a pivotal role in human resource development of the country by creating skilled manpower, enhancing industrial productivity and improving the quality of life.  It offers many courses and programmes in engineering, technology, management, architecture, town planning, pharmacy and applied arts & crafts, hotel management and catering technology.

In our country there are many institutes which offer technical education.  These institutions are funded by the Central Government, State Government/State-funded Institutions & Self-financed Institutions.  Among them, there are 79 centrally funded Institutes of Technical & Science Education.

Several new measures have been taken to implement the Government vision of providing increased access with equity and excellence.  Eight  new IITs, four new IIMs and ten new NITs have been set up and are functional. IIMs at Udaypur & Kashipur would become functional from 2011-12.

India's Science Express Blazing A Knowledge Trail: World’s Largest Classroom-On-Wheels

People of India giving a befitting response to this unique outreach initiative
People of India giving a befitting response to this unique outreach initiative

New Delhi, Aug 9, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio / PIB India) It has travelled across almost the entire length & breadth of India, and that too four times, covered more than 70,000 kms, halted at 222 locations usually for 3-4 days and quenched the thirst for knowledge of over 63 lakh people, majority of them being students & teachers. It is now arguably the world’s largest classroom-on-wheels. This iconic mobile exhibition in science, technology & environment domain is now a household name. It is called ‘Science Express’

Students inside the Science Express Train of IndiaScience Express was born when the world famous ‘Science Tunnel’, a thematic science exhibition devised by Noble laureates from Max Planck Society (MPS) Germany, which had already been showcased in over 10 countries worldwide, could not be sent to India during celebration of 60 years of our Independence.  Department of Science & Technology (DST), who was to host the ‘Science Tunnel’ and had made elaborate arrangements at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi, then conceived the idea of displaying an adapted version of this innovative, hi-tech exhibition consisting of 12 thought-provoking modules, in railway coaches. Such a move, which at that time seemed preposterous, could take this unique show almost to the doorstep of millions of our young citizens instead of just a few thousand living in Delhi and its vicinity.

POGO Dholakpur Breaking News Contest to Showcase Children's Story Writing Skills on Chota Bheem

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New Delhi, Delhi, July 25, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio / India PRwire) Stimulating the imaginative and curious aptitude in young minds POGO announces a unique opportunity for kids to create a news story for their favorite desi superhero, Chhota Bheem and win a chance to feature on the channel. From July 25 to September 2, POGO's 'Dholakpur Breaking News' contest invites kids to send their innovative endings to a series of fun situations and stories on Chhota Bheem. Six lucky winners will feature on-air as POGO's special reporter with their winning 'Dholakpur Breaking News' story.

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Additionally, 30 runners up winners will be announced on POGO during the airing of Chhota Bheem (Monday-Friday) 6:00 PM. Over and above all runners up will also win I-pod shuffles every week.

Amar Chitra Katha Comics: New Release - Tirupati

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Mumbai, July 2, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio / OPENPRESS) Amar Chitra Katha, India’s leading comic book house, today announced the launch of their latest comic – Tirupati. Based on fact and legends surrounding India’s richest temple, Tirupati aims to capture a pan-Indian cultural ethos given the temple’s iconic status as one of the richest temples in the world and its great reverence amongst Indian people from all walks of life.


The temple of Tirupati is an integral part of our cultural heritage. From the northern tip of the country to its huge southern following, Tirupati has always captured the imagination and devotion of India, be it film-stars to paupers. The unique mix of legends like Sage Bhrigu’s insult to Lakshmi, the domestic quarrel that leads to Lord Vishnu coming to earth, living as a mere mortal, the unique association of Padmavati with Lord Venkateshwara, and of how we till today offer our hair to the Lord to clear his debt to a Gandharva Princess, are retold in this comic.

Reviving Ancient Glory : Nalanda International University of India

The ruins of Nalanda University in India where...

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July 12, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio / PIB India) Students and scholars from all over the world will soon be converging again at ancient capital of Magadha kings -  Rajgir,  Bihar to study at the new  Nalanda International  University.

The name “Nalanda” in Sanskrit means “giver of knowledge”: a combination of “nalam” (lotus, representing knowledge) and “da” (“to give”). Nalanda University of yore  was founded according to historians in the fifth century (427 A.D.) as a place of learning for Buddhist monks and is known to have been one of the first great residential  universities in recorded history. Today Nalanda is a World Heritage site. The ruins of the monastery are located about 55 miles south east of the modern Indian city of Patna.

The University taught a wide range of subjects besides Buddhism including fine arts, medicine, mathematics, astronomy, war tactics, and politics. Over ten thousand students were taught by a faculty of 2000 in the  idyllic forested green surroundings. The ruins at Nalanda even today attracts a large number of tourists.

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First Punjabi School in USA

Reno, Nevada, June 28, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio)  The first Punjabi charter school of USA will open in West Sacramento (California) in August, according to reports.

Named Sacramento Valley Charter School, its mission includes promoting “a culture of strong social and family values” and it will provide a “rigorous” curriculum. It aims at meeting “academic, social and emotional needs” of the children.

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