Saturday, October 15, 2016

Media Invitation

October 15, 2016

Inauguration of 5th edition of India International Silk Fair

Dear Sir/Madam,

You are cordially invited to cover the following event.

Event Inauguration of 5th edition of India International Silk Fair

Union Textiles Minister Smt. Smriti Zubin Irani will be the Chief Guest

Union Minister of State for Textiles, Shri Ajay Tamta; and Secretary, Textiles, Smt. Rashmi Verma will grace the occasion, as Guests of Honour.


Saturday, October 15, 2016
Time 11.00 AM onwards
Venue Foyer of Hall No. 7 ABC, Pragati Maidan, New Delhi


Dear Sir/Madam

You are invited to cover the following media event:

MEDIA EVENT : Sh. Piyush Goyal, Minister of State (I/C) for Power, Coal, Mines & New and Renewable Energy will address a Press Conference on the launch of Mining Surveillance System.

The media interaction with regional media will also be held through video links to NIC studios at Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Bhopal, Bhubaneswar, Chennai, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Mumbai, Nagpur, Raipur and Ranchi .

Day & Date : Saturday, 15th October, 2016
Time : 2 PM onwards
Venue : 2nd Floor, Hotel Ashoka, Chanakya Puri, New Delhi


Dear Sir/Madam,

You are requested to cover the following event:-

Event Shri Rajnath Singh, Union Home Minister will inaugurate “ Rashtriya Sanskriti Mahotsav-2016” organized by Ministry of Culture. He will visit pavilions and stalls and will witness cultural performances. Dr. Mahesh Sharma, Minister of State (I/C) for Culture and tourism will be the Guest of Honour.
The inaugural function will be a gala choreographed show on a magnificent handmade stage on which a fusion of folk, tribal, classical and contemporary dances will be presented.

Date 15th October, 2016 (Saturday)
Time 6.00 PM

Venue IGNCA Campus, Janpath, New Delhi-110001


Dear Sir/Madam

You are cordially invited to cover the following event:

Function : National Consultation on Solid and Liquid Waste Management in Rural Areas.
Key Note address by the Minister of Rural Development Shri Narendra Singh Tomar,

Views by MoS, RD, Shri Ram Kripal Yadav,

Views of CEO, NITI Aayog,

Comments by Secretary, Finance,

Welcome and Introduction by Secretary, RD.

Date : 15.10.2016 (Saturday)

Time : 11.00 AM Programme starts, Shri Tomar’s PC at 1.00 PM
Venue : Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi.
PM inaugurates Shaurya Smaarak, addresses public meeting in Bhopal

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, today addressed a gathering at Bhopal, and inaugurated the Shaurya Smaarak. Ex-servicemen were present in large numbers at the public meeting.

The Prime Minister said India's soldiers are a symbol of humanity. He recalled how the jawans of the Indian Armed Forces put their lives on the line whenever there is a natural disaster.

He said the Indian Armed Forces rank among the best in the world on parameters such as discipline and conduct. India is one of the foremost contributors to peace keeping forces worldwide, he added. He recalled that during the recent crisis in Yemen, the Indian Armed Forces had evacuated not just thousands of Indian citizens, but citizens of other nations as well.

Noting that Indians had never coveted territories of other nations, the Prime Minister emphasized that when the time came to protect human values, the Indian Armed Forces never failed to rise to the occasion. He recalled that the World Wars were not India's wars, but so many Indian soldiers sacrificed their lives defending foreign lands. He said we must not forget, and we should also make sure that the world does not forget, these sacrifices made by the jawans. He said the strength of the Indian Armed Forces is the morale of its jawans, which comes from the support of 125 crore Indians.

Eternal vigilance is the price of liberty, the Prime Minister said, appreciating the valour of the jawans guarding the nation's borders.

The Prime Minister quoted Hindi poets Makhanlal Chaturvedi and Ramdhari Singh Dinkar, praising the glorious traditions of sacrifice of the Indian Armed Forces.

The Prime Minister said the Union Government had fulfilled its promise of One Rank, One Pension, and outlined other measures being taken for the welfare of ex-servicemen. 

launch of Education Entertainment series on Adolescents by UNICEF- : Launch of AdhaFULL

We take this opportunity to invite you for the launch AdhaFULL on 18 October 2016 at ITC Maurya, New Delhi from 6:30 - 8 pm. Please find attached the detailed invite.

This initiative proposes to reach out to adolescent boys, girls, their parents and elders using a 360 degree approach to communication that encompasses a flagship 78-part TV series that will be a coming-of-age drama (AdhaFULL TV series), a 78-episode magazine format radio show (Full On Nikki radio series), IVR-based messaging (with Kaan Khajura Station), IPC toolkit for adolescent clubs comprising of – 1) audio-visual interactive stories based the TV show; 2) 10 graphic novels and 3) an interactive activity book and mobile Game app for older adolescents on gender stereotyping.

The initiative aims to:

Increase the confidence and competence of Indian adolescents and their parents to negotiate and redefine strategic decision-making within the constraints presented by the social context
Create a culture of change for the Indian adolescent so that they can break free (the force-field) of social expectations that limit their agency
Replace cultures of silence, concealment, shame and compromise with confidence and competence for Indian adolescents
Positively influence social norms that promote gender stereotypes that limit the agency of adolescents and make them vulnerable to abuse, exploitation, discrimination and violence
Produce normative shifts by exposing Indian adolescents and their families to ideology and modeling that increase their confidence and competence to redefine strategic decision-making
The television series will begin broadcast from 21st October 2016 on Doordarshan National from 730 pm to 8 pm on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

We would be grateful if you could interview our UNICEF Senior Officials and carry the article in your new publication.

Thanking you,

Warm regards,

Sonia Sarkar

Communication Officer

UNICEF India Country Office

73, Lodi Estate, New Delhi

Mob: +919810170289


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