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New Light NGO observes Nirbhaya Diwas launching a Nirbhaya video and petition to mark zero tolerance for rape in the country

nirbhaya diwas The barbaric rape of the twenty three year old young professional Jyoti Singh in Delhi and her tragic death in a hospital in Singapore has shaken the collective consciousness of the nation. This has led to the demand for stringent laws and measures which will lead to the protection of the women and also lessen the atrocities committed against them in various parts of the country.

Model-turned-actress Richa Sharma inaugurates fashion fair and painting exhibition in Kolkata

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“I never thought that I will win the Mrs. International India 2011-2012 title. One of my friends Shivalika Sharma urged me to give my name in the contest. I did not think anything much will be coming out of the process. However I gave a telephonic interview and then I was flying to Mumbai for the pageant” said model-turned-actress Richa Sharma. The actress was recently present at the inaugural ceremony of two events- KFF Pehchan (a lifestyle exhibition) and Signature (a painting exhibition).

Gender Gap in Earning More Significant for Asian Americans than Whites : A Study

New York, NY -- A new policy paper on educational achievement and earning power of Asian Americans challenges the model minority stereotype of Asian Americans as universally high achievers. The policy brief, released by the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF) and written by Alejandro Covarrubias and Daniel Liou, highlights new statistics from Covarrubias and Liou’s in-depth study “Asian American Education and Income Attainment in the Era of Post-Racial America,” released by Teachers College at Columbia University.

Joy of Giving Week celebrated with great enthusiasm in Kolkata; Avani Riverside Mall hosts the grand function

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In keeping with the commitment of contributing to the society, the Avani Riverside Mall hosted the Joy of Giving Week recently. The idea of this venture was to raise money for the different NGO’s though their displays and in its small way bring a smile to the faces of the children who are not as privileged as the others. Durga Puja is a festival of joy and it is apt to use this Puja to share happiness and joy. Eminent personalities like director Gautam Ghosh, Music director Neel Adhikari, actor Rajdeep and Shamaun Ahmed were present at the inaugural of this initiative.

Tollywood actor Sabyasachi Chakraborty and film-maker Sudeshna Roy attend seminar of prevention of Child Trafficking

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Child trafficking is an organized crime and a major violation of child rights. Children across borders of the South Asian countries become the victims of such inhuman acts, when they are actually supposed to play and enjoy their childhood. West Bengal is one of the major affected and vulnerable areas in the country with respect to child trafficking. Especially vulnerable are the districts of West Bengal which border with Bangladesh and Nepal. These areas are the transit points for the traffickers and children from the remote villages are usually the prime targets. The state level advocacy event recently took place at Hotel Hindustan International in the presence of eminent personalities like Sabyasachi Chakraborty, Sudeshna Roy, Usha Ganguly, Dr. Rinchen Chophel, Roshni Sen, P. M. Nair and Ashish Damle.