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Education for Girl Child is a Springboard to India's National Progress

By Nirendra Dev
Special Representative with The Statesman, New Delhi

New Delhi, Dec 14, 2010 (Washington Bangla Radio / PIB-India) The global community and the world bodies like the United Nations time and again underline the need to focus on urgent national and international steps to be taken for ensuring education for the girl child. Hundreds of millions of young children, mostly girls, throughout the world are often deprived of education along with other essential needs like adequate food, clothing and health care. Going by these yardsticks, the development of a Nation is truly measured by many indicators and among them literacy levels especially of women and girl children are vital.

The literacy drive among the girl child would work as a catalyst for social uplift and thereby ensure National progress. Keeping this as the desired endeavor , eradication of illiteracy and bringing the girl child into the realm of education has been a major National concern for last so many decades.


Common Pan-India Entrance Test for Bank Recruitment in 2011

CALCUTTA, Dec 9, 2010 (Washington Bangla Radio / pressreleasepoint) The public sector bank is looking to come with a new platform for the recruitment of employees in the bank from the next year. Sources have reported that PSBs are planning to introduce a common entrance exam pattern for the selection of employers.

The public sector bank is looking to come with a new platform for the recruitment of employees in the bank from the next year. Sources have reported that PSBs are planning to introduce a common entrance exam pattern for the selection of employers.

This step of the bank is aimed at reducing the bank recruitment time and the complicated procedure for the selection of the employee. Complaining about the present pattern of recruitment which takes about a year to be completed, PSB expects the process to get easier for both bank and candidates by reducing the mental tension candidates presently go through after an exam.


Dr A P J Abdul Kalam, Prof Peter Senge, Prof David Perkins, Gurcharan Das in School of Tomorrow XSEED International conference

Mumbai, Dec 2, 2010 (Washington Bangla Radio / Online PR News) iDiscoveri, the innovative education enterprise focused on learning and leadership, brings forth the second edition of “School of Tomorrow”, an XSEED annual international conference on education to be held on December 7, 2010 in Mumbai. It will be held simultaneously across New Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad and Chennai. XSEED, the flagship program from iDiscoveri, is a path-breaking and comprehensive solution for quality teaching and learning in K-12 schools, which now reaches over 400 schools across India.
Eminent speakers like former President Dr A P J Abdul Kalam, Prof. Peter Senge from MIT, Prof David Perkins from Harvard University, Mr Gurcharan Das, author and ex- CEO P & G, would provide simple yet powerful and actionable vision for the schools of the future from an Indian and international perspective.


Courses on Hinduism offered by Catholic University of America

Nevada, Nov 30, 2010 (Washington Bangla Radio) The Catholic University of America (CUA), national university of the Catholic Church in the United States located in Washington DC, is offering various Hinduism related classes.

Courses include: introduction to Hinduism, Hinduism—Religion and Art, classic texts of Hinduism, God and Goddess in Hinduism, and Core Theological Texts and Motifs of Hinduism.

These Hinduism classes aim to acquaint students with iconography, temples, and theologies of the gods and goddesses of India: Vishnu, Krishna, Shiva, and Devi;  wisdom of Bhagavad-Gita, the Upanishads, devotional literature, and Indian philosophy; pilgrimages; culture and religious practices of contemporary Hindu communities in the Washington DC area; divine in Hinduism; nature of the soul and the body in relation to the divine; religious meanings of masculine and feminine in the divine; "chosen" divinities; forms of devotion; Hindu holy men and women; God(s) and Goddesses in “Hindu Theology”; etc.


Goldcrest High Indian School hosts “Parents Know Best” seminar for parents

Mumbai, November 27, 2010 (Washington Bangla Radio / openPR) Goldcrest High, a reputed school in Vashi, Navi Mumbai held its annual event “Parents Know Best” on Saturday, 27th November, 2010. The event was aimed at providing insights to parents on holistic growth of a child. Experts from various fields spoke on issues relating to child development. Topics included physical, psychological, social and cultural development of a child.

Mrs Anjana Roy, Principal, Goldcrest High said, “We believe in the philosophy of holistic growth. We also believe that parents and the school are partners in the development of the child. Just as we provide continuous training to our teachers in the best practices for the holistic development of our students, we believe that parents too feel the need to get assistance from experts. We have thus evolved “Parents Know Best” as a platform where parents get access to experts who can help them with a greater understanding of child development. This is our contribution to the community and to parents.”


Award Winning Cinematographer Kiran Deohans (Khelein hum ji jaan se) at Digital Academy Film School

Mumbai, Nov 21, 2010 (Washington Bangla Radio / PRLog) Kiran Deohans, the celebrated award winning Cinematographer of "Jodhaa Akbar", "Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham" , "Aks"and "Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak"  and the upcoming film "Khelein hum ji jaan se" visited Digital Academy - The Film School to share his experiences with students of  Cinema.


Learn To Play The Guitar Online With Steve Vai

Boston, MA, November 17, 2010 (Washington Bangla Radio / PRWEB) Berkleemusic, the online continuing education division of Berklee College of Music, is unveiling an exclusive new online course with guitar legend, Grammy award-winning artist, and Berklee alum, Steve Vai. Steve Vai Guitar Techniques provides an unprecedented opportunity for musicians from across the globe to take an "under the hood" look at the work of one of music’s most influential guitarists, learn the secrets behind Steve’s unique playing style, and incorporate Steve’s techniques into their own playing. The Steve Vai Guitar Techniques online course builds upon the guitar curriculum Berklee has been providing to students for decades.


PRATIGYA - A Commendable Social Initiative By IMT Ghaziabad

Ghaziabad, November 17, 2010 (Washington Bangla Radio / pressreleasepoint) The Institute of Management Technology, Ghaziabad, presents PRATIGYA, a social initiative intended to bring forth a myriad of socially relevant issues.

Ghaziabad: In a fast changing country riding on the waves of economic boom and a burgeoning middle class, life is full of opportunities and avenues for many. While this picture is praiseworthy, somewhere, the social focus needs to be brought back into the picture, to make a difference to the social and ecological environment around us. And MBA students could be forerunners in attempting to achieve this end. With this objective, the Institute of Management Technology, Ghaziabad, presents PRATIGYA, a social initiative intended to bring forth a myriad of socially relevant issues, and to make a change in society.


DVD Review: Tina and the Magical Alphabets Children's Learning Films From Shemaroo Entertainment

Tina and the Magical Letters DVD - An fun way to learn A B C

Mumbai, 12 Nov 2010 (Washington Bangla Radio) Learning becomes much easier when you love what you are learning. An innovative way and a new perspective are important to add fun to the lessons and make it tempting bait for the learner.

Shemaroo Entertainment releases Tina and the Magical Alphabet on DVDs to make your child’s lessons into irresistible fun.  The DVDs introduce children to the world of magical alphabet in a fun way, while at the same time feed their innocent brains with the basics of the language.



Indian Public Schools’ Conference (IPSC) Band Competition 2010 at Birla Balika Vidyapeeth (BBVP) Pilani

Indian Public Schools Band Competition

Pilani, Oct 25, 2010 (Washington Bangla Radio / prlog) The Indian Public Schools’ Conference (IPSC) Band Competition 2010 for boys and girls had a scintillating start on October 21, 2010 8 a.m. in the playground of Birla Balika Vidyapeeth (BBVP) Pilani. Everyone knows that for the last 51 years, the one constant in the Republic Day Parade has been the NCC girls’ band from Birla Balika Vidyapeeth — the Pilani Band. They are part of what has now become a tradition.The Chief Guest for the function was Dr Chandrashekhar Director of CSIR Laboratory CEERI, Pilani. After the IPSC flag hoisting and welcome address by Dr Kasturi Principal BBVP Pilani, the participating teams did a march-past.

Apart from BBVP Pilani, the teams which competed included BRCM, Bahl; Sainik School, Ghorakhal (Nainital); Sainik School, Kapurthala; Vidya Devi Jindal School, Hissar; Birla Public School (BPS), Pilani. The band of the Birla School established in 1901 the oldest educational institution in Pilani also was present as a guest team.


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